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Daily Edition
December 10, 2007

Congressional Record, Vol. 153, No. 189 (December 7, 2007)
CQ Today, Vol. 43, No. 195 (December 10, 2007)
Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 236 (December 10, 2007)  

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



The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing titled “Perspectives on the Next Phase of the Global Fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.” 12/13/07, 2:30 pm, 419 Dirksen.



The Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee, House Judiciary Committee, will hold an oversight hearing on state-run juvenile correctional facilities known as “boot camps.” 12/13/07, 1 pm, 2141 Rayburn.

Criminal Justice

Bills Introduced

S 2435 ( Feingold, D-WI), to limit the authority to delay the notice of search warrants; to Judiciary. S15031, CR 12/7/07.

Intellectual Property

Floor Action  

On 12/7/07, the Senate agreed to the Patent Law Treaty and Regulations under Patent Law Treaty (Treaty Doc. 109-21) with one reservation; the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs (Treaty Doc. 109-21) with nine declarations; and the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks (Treaty Doc. 110-2) with one condition.

International Law

Bills Introduced

S 2433 ( Obama, D-IL), to require the president to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to further the U.S. foreign policy objective of promoting the reduction of global poverty, the elimination of extreme global poverty, and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goal of reducing by one-half the proportion of people worldwide between 1990 and 2015 who live on less than $1 per day; to Foreign Relations. S15031, CR 12/7/07.

National Security

Bills Introduced  

S 2434 ( Feingold, D-WI), to clarify conditions for the interceptions of computer trespass communications under the Patriot Act; to Judiciary. S15031, CR 12/7/07.