A Daily Legislative Update Service of the Governmental Affairs Office
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Federal Register, Vol. 75, No. 244 (December 21, 2010)
Congressional Record, Vol. 156, No. 171 (December 20, 2010)
On 12/21/10, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in its role as the Chair of the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs, announced a request for public comment on a proposed information collection to inform the public on the development of a strategic plan for federal youth policy. Comments are due 1/20/11. FR80054.
On 12/20/10, the president signed S 3817 (P.L. 111-320) the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment (CAPTA) Reauthorization Act of 2010, which includes the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act.
On 12/18/10, the president signed S 3789 (P.L. 111-318), the Social Security Number Protection Act of 2010.
On 12/20/10, the Senate passed HR 6412, the Access to Criminal History Records for State Sentencing Commissions Act, to amend Title 28, United States Code, to require the Attorney General to share criminal records with State sentencing commissions.
On 12/20/10, the Senate passed HR 1746, the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Act, to amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to reauthorize the pre-disaster mitigation program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
On 12/21/10, the Office of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a request for public comment on a proposed information collection, Indian Housing Block Grants (IHBG) Program Reporting, used by fund recipients to submit information to correct and/or challenge data used in annual housing assistance formula allocations. Comments are due 1/4/11. FR80064.
On 12/21/10, the Senate voted 67-28 to limit debate on ratification of Treaty Doc 111-5 known as New START, a nuclear arms reduction agreement with Russia.
On 12/21/10, the Advisory Committee on International Communications, U.S. Department of State, announced a 1/13/11 meeting in Washington, D.C., to discuss various upcoming international telecommunications meetings and conferences, bilateral and multilateral meetings that have taken place recently, and to discuss key issues of importance to U.S. communications policy interests including privacy, cyber-security, and cyber-crime. FR80105.
S 4050 ( Cardin, D-MD), to amend the Classified Information Procedures Act to improve the protection of classified information and for other purposes; to Judiciary. CR 12/20/10, S10815.