A Daily Legislative Update Service of the Governmental Affairs Office
The House and Senate are in session today.
Congressional Record, Vol. 156, No. 16 (February 3, 2010)
Federal Register, Vol. 75, No. 23 (February 4, 2010)
CQ Today, Vol. 46, No. 14 (February 4, 2010)
Emergency Preparedness and Response
HR 4588 ( Rooney, R-FL), to provide that the detention facility at Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, remains open indefinitely and to require that individuals detained at the facility be tried only by military commission; to Armed Services. H555, CR 2/3/10.
HR 4591 ( Sestak, D-PA), to promote labor force participation of older Americans, with the goals of increasing retirement security, reducing the projected shortage of experienced workers, maintaining future economic growth, and improving the nation’s fiscal outlook; to Ways and Means. H555, CR 2/3/10.
HR 4583 ( Boccieri, D-OH), to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to require certain campaign-related communications which are paid for by certain tax-exempt organizations or political organizations to include a statement naming their five largest donors; to House Administration. H554, CR 2/3/10.
HR 4580 ( Markey, D-MA), to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the Metropolitan Medical Response System Program; to Energy and Commerce. H554, CR 2/3/10.
On 2/4/10, the Good Neighbor Environmental Board, Environmental Protection Agency, announced a 2/25/10 public teleconference to continue discussion of the Good Neighbor Environmental Board’s Thirteenth Report on environmental and infrastructure issues along the U.S. border with Mexico. More information can be found at http://www.epa.gov/ocen.gneb
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H Res 1063 ( Sullivan, R-OK), expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that a mandate imposed by the federal government requiring individuals to purchase health insurance is unconstitutional; to Energy and Commerce. H555, CR 2/3/10.
On 2/4/10, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a request for public comment on a proposed revision to a currently approved information collection, the Fair Housing Initiative Program, which monitors grants and grant funding, and sponsors fair housing enforcement, education, and outreach activities in several areas, including administrative enforcement, private enforcement, and fair housing organizations. Comments are due 4/5/10. FR 5799
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on the fiscal 2011 budget request for tribal programs and initiatives. 2/11/10, time TBA (immediately following 2:15 pm business meeting), 628 Dirksen.
H Res 1064 ( Berman, D-CA), expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the “Anti-Homosexuality Bill, 2009” under consideration by the parliament of Uganda, which would impose long-term imprisonment and the death penalty for certain acts, threatens the protection of fundamental human rights; to Foreign Affairs. H555, CR 2/3/10.
H Res 1068 ( Israel, D-NY), condemning the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for executing human rights activists; to Foreign Affairs. H555, CR 2/3/10.
The Western Hemisphere Subcommittee, House Foreign Affairs Committee, will hold a hearing titled “ Haiti: Moving From Crisis to Recovery.” 2/10/10, 2 pm, 2172 Rayburn.
On 2/4/10, the House passed, by a 414-0 vote, H Res 1044, commemorating the 65 th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, a Nazi concentration and extermination camp, honoring the victims of the Holocaust, and expressing commitment to strengthen the fight against anti-Semitism, bigotry, and intolerance.
The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on sharing and analyzing information to prevent terrorism. 2/10/10, 10 am, 2141 Rayburn.