A Daily Legislative Update Service of the Governmental Affairs Office
daily edition 1.13.2009
The Senate is in session today.
The House is in session today.
Congressional Record, Vol. 155, No. 6 (January 12, 2009)
CQ Daily, Vol. 45, No.6 (January 13, 2009)
Federal Register, Vol. 74, No. 6 (January 13, 2009)
Bills Introduced
S 210 ( Boxer, D-CA), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the credit for employers establishing workplace child care facilities, to increase the child care credit to encourage greater use of quality child care services, to provide incentives for students to earn child care-related degrees and to work in child care facilities, and to increase the exclusion for employer-provided dependent care assistance; to Finance. S 308, CR 1/12/09.
Criminal Law
Bills Introduced
S 208 ( Boxer, D-CA), to provide federal coordination and assistance in preventing gang violence; to Judiciary. S 308, CR 1/12/09.
Gun Violence
Bills Introduced
S 205 ( Bingaman, D-NM), to authorize additional resources to identify and eliminate illicit sources of firearms smuggled into Mexico for use by violent drug trafficking organizations; to Judiciary. S 308, remarks and text S 312, CR 1/12/09.  
On 1/13/09, the Department of Education announced an annual information collection request regarding the implementation of the Gun-Free Schools Act. Comments are due 2/12/09. FR 1667.
Health Law
Bills Introduced
S 211 ( Clinton, D-NY), to facilitate nationwide availability of 2-1-1 telephone service for information and referral on human services and volunteer services; to Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. S 309, CR 1/12/09.
S 214 ( Bingaman, D-NM), to amend Title XXI of the Social Security Act to permit qualifying states to use their allotments under the State Children’s Health Insurance Program for any fiscal year for certain Medicaid expenditures; to Finance. S 309, remarks and text S 315, CR 1/12/09.
Immigration Law
Bills Introduced
S 203 ( Feinstein, D-CA), to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to modify the requirements for participation in the visa waiver program; to Judiciary. S 308, remarks and text, S 309, CR 1/12/09.