A Daily Legislative Update Service of the Governmental Affairs Office
The House and Senate are in session today.
Congressional Record, Vol. 156, No. 59 (April 26, 2010)
Federal Register, Vol. 75, No. 80 (April 27, 2010)
CQ Today, Vol. 46, No. 54 (April 27, 2010)
S 3259 ( Kohl, D-WI), to amend Subtitle A of the Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Act of 2004 to make the operation of such subtitle permanent law; to Judiciary. S2542, CR 4/26/10.
S 3258 ( Reed, D-RI), to amend the securities laws to modernize and strengthen investor protection; to Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. S2642, CR 4/26/10.
The House Rules Committee will consider rules for floor debate for HR 2499, to provide for a federally sanctioned self-determination process for the people of Puerto Rico. 4/28/10, 3 pm, H-313 Capitol.
On 4/27/10, the Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice, announced a 5/11/10-5/12/10 meeting in Washington, DC, to discuss juvenile justice issues with Coordinating Council issue team members, to hear an overview of the 2010 Annual Report Drafts and Instructions for Review, and for other matters. FR 22163
On 4/21/10, the president issued a proclamation declaring 4/22/10 Earth Day, and encouraging all Americans to participate in programs and activities that protect the environment and contribute to a healthy, sustainable future. FR 21977
S Con Res 60 ( Conrad, D-ND), setting forth the congressional budget for the U.S. government for fiscal year 2011, revising the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal year 2010, and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2012 through 2015; to Budget. S2642, CR 4/26/10.
The Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA and Related Agencies Subcommittee, House Appropriations Committee, will hold a hearing on drug safety. 7/28/10, 10:30 am, 2362-A Rayburn.
On 4/27/10, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced a 5/11/10-5/12/10 meeting in Washington, DC, of the Advisory Committee on HIV and STD Prevention and Treatment to discuss, among other things, the impact of the economic recession on state and local prevention, care, and treatment programs, and an update on HIV care, treatment, and prevention in the new millennia. FR 22145
On 4/27/10, the Rural Housing Service, Department of Agriculture, announced a request for competitive applications for the Housing Preservation Grant Program, which provides qualified public agencies, private non-profit organizations (including faith-based and community organizations), and other eligible entities with grant funds to assist very low- and low-income homeowners in repairing and rehabilitating their homes in rural areas. Applications are due 5/28/10. FR 22095
On 4/27/10, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Department of Commerce, announced a 5/10/10 and a 5/18/10 roundtable meeting to obtain public input from organizations and individuals on actions that can improve patent quality and the metrics the USPTO should used to measure progress. Written comments are due 6/18/10. FR 22120
HR 5137 ( Crowley, D-NY), to amend Title 18, United States Code, to provide penalties for transporting minors in foreign commerce for the purposes of female genital mutilation; to Judiciary. H2876, CR 4/26/10.
HR 5138 ( Smith, R-NJ), to protect children from sexual exploitation by mandating reporting requirements for convicted sex traffickers and other registered sex offenders intending to engage in international travel, providing advance notice of intended travel by high interest registered sex offenders outside the United States to the government of the country of destination, and requesting foreign governments to notify the United States when a known child sex offender is seeking to enter the United States; to Foreign Affairs. H2876, CR 4/26/10.
HR 5139 ( Berman, D-CA), to provide for the International Organizations Immunities Act to be extended to the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in the International Civilian Office in Kosovo; to Foreign Affairs. H2876, CR 4/26/10.
H Con Res 267 ( Shimkus, R-IL), congratulating the Baltic regions of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania on the 20 th anniversary of the reestablishment of their full independence; to Foreign Affairs. H2877, CR 4/26/10.
The Trade Subcommittee, House Ways and Means Committee, will hold a hearing on U.S.-Cuba policy, focusing on whether relaxing current Cuba travel and trade restrictions would advance U.S. economic objectives, as well as democracy and human rights in Cuba. 4/29/10, 10 am, 1100 Longworth.
On 4/27/10, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), HHS, announced a 5/11/10-5/12/10 meeting in Rockville, MD, of the SAMHSA National Advisory Council to hear a report from the new SAMHSA administrator and to hear presentations and discussion related to SAMHSA’s 10 strategic initiatives that will focus the agency’s work on improving lives and capitalizing on emerging opportunities that advance and protect the nation’s health. FR 22147
On 4/27/10, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a request for public comment on an amended system of records, the “Compensation, Pension, Education, and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Records.” VA is amending the system of records by adding a new system location and a new routine use regarding transfer of educational benefits under the new Post-9/11 GI Bill. Comments are due 5/27/10. FR 22187
On 4/27/10, the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, Department of Labor, announced a request for grant applications from organizations that will provide comprehensive services through a client-centered case management approach that addresses problems facing homeless female veterans and veterans with families eligible to transition into gainful employment. Applications are due 5/27/10. FR 22164