March 14, 2007
Congressional Record, Vol. 153, No. 43 (March 13, 2007)
CQ Today, Vol. 43, No. 46 (March 14, 2007)
Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 49 (March 14, 2007)
The Senate is in session today.
The House is in session today.
S 860 ( Smith, R-OR), to amend Title XIX of the Social Security Act to permit states the option to provide Medicaid coverage for low-income individuals infected with HIV; to Finance. S3064, remarks and text S3070, CR 3/13/07.
HR 1508 ( Meeks, D-NY), to reform certain provisions of section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 to make compliance with that section more efficient, with the goal of maintaining United States capital market global competitiveness; to Financial Services. H2486, CR 3/13/07.
Civil Rights/Constitutional Law
S 849 ( Leahy, D-VT), to promote accessibility, accountability, and openness in Government by strengthening section 552 of Title 5, United States Code (the Freedom of Information Act); to Judiciary. S3064, remarks S3066, CR 3/13/07.
The Commerce, Justice and Science Subcommittee, House Appropriations Committee, will hold hearings on proposed fiscal 2008 appropriations for programs under its jurisdiction including the State Justice Institute. 3/29/07, 10 am, H-309 Capitol.
S 863 ( Sessions, R-AL), to amend Title 18, United States Code, with respect to fraud in connection with major disaster or emergency funds; to Judiciary. S3064, remarks S3072, CR 3/13/07.
The Elections Subcommittee, House Administration Committee, will hold a hearing on electronic voting machines and voting software. 3/15/07, 2 pm.
ON 3/13/07, the House Oversight and Reform Committee ordered reported HR 1433, the District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007.
HR 1487 ( Johnson, D-GA), to amend Title XXI of the Social Security Act to make available additional amounts to address funding shortfalls in the State Children's Health Insurance Program for fiscal year 2007; to Energy and Commerce. H2485, CR 3/13/07.
HR 1489 ( Barrow, D-GA), to amend Title XXI of the Social Security Act to eliminate the remainder of the funding shortfalls in the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) for fiscal year 2007; to Energy and Commerce. H2485, CR 3/13/07.
On 3/13/07, the Health Subcommittee, House Energy and Commerce Committee, approved for full committee HR 493, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2007.
Housing and Homelessness
HR 1491 ( Davis, D-AL), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an incentive to preserve affordable housing in multifamily housing units which are sold or exchanged; to Ways and Means. H2485, CR 3/13/07.
S 850 ( Burr, R-NC), to improve sharing of immigration information among federal, state, and local law enforcement officials, to improve state and local enforcement of immigration laws; to Judiciary. S3064, CR 3/13/07.
HR 1512 ( Sanchez, D-CA), to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for compensation to states incarcerating undocumented aliens charged with a felony or two or more misdemeanors; to Judiciary. H2486, CR 3/13/07.
The Border, Maritime, and Global Counterterrorism Subcommittee, House Homeland Security Committee, will hold a hearing titled, “Crossing the Border: Immigrants in Detention and Victims of Trafficking." 3/15/07, 10 am, 311 Cannon.
The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on draft pending legislation HR 1328, to amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to revise and extend that Act. On 2/8/07, then ABA Governmental Affairs Director, Robert D. Evans, sent a letter to the committee regarding the reauthorization of the Act. 3/14/07, 10 am, 1324 Longworth.
On 3/13/07, Health Subcommittee, House Energy and Commerce Committee, approved for full committee HR 545, the Native American Methamphetamine Enforcement and Treatment Act of 2007.
The Human Rights and the Law Subcommittee, Senate Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing titled, “Legal Options to Stop Human Trafficking.” 3/26/07, 3 pm, 226 Dirksen.
On 3/13/07, the House passed HR 1003, to amend the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998, to reauthorize the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy.
S 851 ( Schumer, D-NY), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a higher education opportunity credit in place of existing education tax incentives; to Finance. S3064, CR 3/13/07.
The Commerce, Justice and Science Subcommittee, House Appropriations Committee, will hold hearings on proposed fiscal 2008 appropriations for programs under its jurisdiction including the Legal Services Corporation. 3/29/07, 10 am, H-309 Capitol.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing titled, “Misuse of Patriot Act Powers: The Inspector General’s Findings of Improper Use of the National Security Letters by the FBI.” 3/21/07, 10 am, 226 Dirksen.