A Daily Legislative Update Service of the Governmental Affairs Office
The Senate is in pro form session today.
The House is not in session today and is scheduled to reconvene on 1/3/09.
Federal Register, Vol. 73, Nos. 246-250 (December 22-30, 2008)
On 12/22/08, the Indian Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced a request for comments on a proposed information collection regarding the investigations of individuals in positions involving regular contact with or control over Indian children. Comments are due 1/22/09. FR 78374.
On 12/24/08, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Overview Information, Department of Education, announced final priorities and the availability of funds for two separate programs supporting those priorities. Applications are due 2/23/09. FR 79064.
On 12/29/08, the Election Assistance Commission requested comments on a proposed collection of information regarding nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin in programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. Comments are due 2/27/09. FR 79458.
On 12/29/08, the Office of the Secretary, Health and Human Services, requested comments on a proposed information collection regarding the final rule titled “Ensuring that Department of Health and Human Services Funds Do Not Support Coercive or Discriminatory Policies or Practices in Violation of Federal Law.” Comments are due 2/28/09. FR 79489.
On 12/22/08, HHS announced a request for comments on a proposed collection titled “Indian Health Service HIV Knowledge/ Attitudes/ Practice Customer Survey.” Comments are due 1/22/09. FR 78375.
On 12/29/08, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposed a rule to amend the VA informed consent regulations to update requirements concerning testing for HIV so that they are consistent with the Veterans Mental Health and Other Care Improvements Act of 2008. Comments are due 1/28/09. FR 79428.
On 12/23/08, the president signed HR 7311 (PL 110-457), to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2008- 2011 for the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000.
On 12/30/08, the Federal Election Commission announced the removal of rules, effective 2/1/09, on increased contribution limits and coordinated party expenditure limits for Senate and House of Representatives candidates facing self-financed opponents. FR 79597.