Washington Summary
Daily Edition
July 10, 2008
Congressional Record, Vol. 154, No. 112 (July 9, 2008)
CQ Daily, Vol. 44, No. 102 (July 10, 2008)
Federal Register, Vol. 73, No. 133 (July 10, 2008)
The Senate is in session today.
The House is in session today.
Criminal Law
The Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee, House Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing on the reauthorization of the U.S. Parole Commission. 7/16/08, 4 pm, 2237 Rayburn.
Elder Law
Bills Introduced
HR 6448 ( Carney, D-PA), to provide a refundable credit for taxpayers with long-term care needs; to Ways and Means. H6342, CR 7/9/08.
The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, House Energy and Commerce Committee, will hold a hearing titled “Long-term Care Insurance: Are Consumers Protected for the Long Term?” 7/24/08, 10 am, 2123 Rayburn.
The Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee, House Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing on pending legislation, including HR 5898, to authorize a grant program to help establish and improve state-administered notification systems to help locate missing individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related illnesses, and for other purposes. 7/15/08, 2 pm, 2237 Rayburn.
Election Law  
On 7/10/08, the Election Assistance Commission issued proposed guidelines to assist states in determining material changes in the administration of state plans under the Help American Vote Act. Comments are due 8/11/08. FR 39679.
Emergency Preparedness
The Disaster Recovery Subcommittee, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, will hold an oversight hearing on major disaster recovery efforts, focusing on an assessment of the performance of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. 7/17/08, 2:30 pm, 342 Dirksen.
Housing and Homelessness
On 7/10/08, the Department of Housing and Urban Development issued a notice of funding availability for the Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Program. Applications are due 8/15/08. FR 39840.
National Security
Floor Action
On 7/9/08, the Senate, by a 69-28 vote, passed HR 6304, to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to establish a procedure for authorizing certain acquisitions of foreign intelligence.
The Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Subcommittee, House Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing titled “From the Department of Justice to Guantanamo Bay: Administration Lawyers and Administration Interrogation Rules.” 7/15/08, 10 am, 2141 Rayburn.