A Daily Legislative Update Service of the Governmental Affairs Office
daily edition 12.10.2009
The House and Senate are in session today.

Congressional Record, Vol. 155, No. 184 (December 9, 2009)
Federal Register, Vol. 74, No. 236 (December 10, 2009)
CQ Today, Vol. 45, No. 178 (December 10, 2009)
Floor Action
On 12/9/09, the House began consideration of HR 4173, to provide for financial regulatory reform, to protect consumers and investors, to enhance federal understanding of insurance issues, and to regulate the over-the-counter derivatives markets. Further proceedings were postponed.
Bills Introduced
S 2860 ( Dodd, D-CT), to protect students from inappropriate seclusion and physical restraint; to Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. S12804, CR 12/9/09.
S Res 373 ( Crapo, R-ID), designating the month of February 2010 as “National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month”; to Judiciary. S12805, CR 12/9/09.
HR 4247 ( George Miller, D-CA), to prevent and reduce the use of physical restraint and seclusion in schools; to Education and Labor. H1445, CR 12/9/09.
The Courts and Competition Policy Subcommittee, House Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing on HR 4115, to amend Title 28, United States Code, to provide a restoration of notice pleading in federal courts. 12/16/09, 2 pm, 2237 Rayburn.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the nominations of James A. WynnJr. and Albert Diaz, both of North Carolina, to be United States Circuit Judges for the Fourth Circuit. 12/16/09, 3 pm, 226 Dirksen.
Committee Action
The Task Force on Judicial Impeachment, House Judiciary Committee, will meet to consider possible impeachment of G. Thomas Porteous Jr., United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Bills Introduced
H Res 960 ( Poe, R-TX), expressing support for designation of January 2010 as “National Stalking Awareness Month” to raise awareness and encourage prevention of stalking; to Judiciary. H14445, CR 12/9/09.
On 12/10/09, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice, announced a request for public comment on a revision to a currently approved information collection, the Monthly Return of Offenses Known to the Police and Supplement, which is needed to collect information on offenses, rates, trends, and clearance data, as well as stolen and recovered monetary values or stolen property throughout the United States. Data collected is tabulated and published in the semiannual and preliminary reports and the annual Crime in the United States Report. Comments are due 1/11/09. FR 65550.
The Europe Subcommittee, House Foreign Affairs Committee, will hold a hearing titled “The Lisbon Treaty: Implications for Future Relations Between the European Union and the United States.” 12/15/09, 2 pm, 2172 Rayburn.
Committee Action
On 12/9/09, the House Judiciary Committee adversely reported H Res 920, directing the attorney general to transmit to the House of Representatives all information in the attorney general’s possession regarding certain matters pertaining to detainees held at Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who are transferred into the United States.
The House Armed Services Committee will mark up H Res 924, directing the secretary of Defense to transmit to the House of Representatives copies of any document, record, memo, correspondence or other communication of the Department of Defense, or any portion of such communication, that refers or relates to the trial or detention of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Walid Muhammad Salih Mubarek Bin ‘Attash, Ramzi Binalsibh, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali or Mustafa Ahmed Adam al Hawsawi. 12/15/09, 2 pm, HVC-210 Capitol.
The Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee, House Armed Services Committee, will hold a hearing on understanding cyberspace as a medium for radicalization and counter-radicalization. 12/16/09, 1:30 pm, HVC-210 Capitol.
On 12/10/09, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, announced a request for public comment on a proposed extension to a currently approved information collection, the Community Preparedness and Participation Survey, which is used by the Community Preparedness Division and Citizen Corps Councils to tailor awareness and recruitment campaigns, messaging and public information efforts, and strategic planning initiatives to more effectively improve the state of citizen preparedness and participation across the country. Comments are due 2/8/10. FR 65542.