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Daily Edition
September 12, 2006

Congressional Record, Vol. 154, No. 110 (September 11, 2006)
CQ Today, Vol. 42, No. 126 (September 12, 2006)
Federal Register, Vol. 71, No. 176 (September 12, 2006)

The Senate is in session today.
The House is in session today.

Attorney-Client Privilege


On 9/12/06, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing titled “The Thompson Memorandum’s Effect on the Right to Counsel in Corporate Investigations.” ABA President Karen J. Mathis testified before the committee.



On 9/12/06, the House Republican Policy Committee held a public forum to hear the views of House Republican committee and subcommittee chairmen who held field hearings on immigration issues during the month of August.

International Law

Bills Introduced

S 3884 ( Lugar, R-IN), to impose sanctions against individuals responsible for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, to support measures for the protection of civilians and humanitarian operations, and to support peace efforts in the Darfur region of Sudan., read for the first time. S9308, CR 9/11/06.

National Security

Bills Introduced

S 3886 ( Frist, R-TN), to authorize military commissions to bring terrorists to justice, and to strengthen and modernize terrorist surveillance capabilities; read the first time. S9308, CR 9/11/06.


The House Homeland Security Committee will hold a closed briefing on the recent plot to detonate liquid explosives carried on airliners traveling between the United Kingdom and the United States. 9/14/06, 10 am, H2-176 Ford.

The House Science Committee will hold a hearing titled “How Can Technologies Help Secure our Borders?” 9/13/06, 2 pm, 2318 Rayburn.

Committee Action

The House Armed Services Committee will mark up the proposed Military Commissions Act of 2006. 9/13/06, 10 am, 2118 Rayburn.

Floor Action

On 9/11/06, the Senate resumed consideration of HR 4954, to improve maritime and cargo security through enhanced layered defenses.