A Daily Legislative Update Service of the Governmental Affairs Office
The House and Senate are in session today.
On 6/9/10, the president signed HR 5330 (PL 111-190), to amend the Antitrust and Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Act of 2004 to extend the operation of such act.
On 6/14/10, the Department of Education announced a request for applications for three separate competitions for fiscal year 2010 for the Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities Program, which will help address state-identified needs for highly qualified personnel to work with children with disabilities, and to ensure that that personnel has the necessary skills and knowledge, derived from practices that have been determined through scientifically based research and experience, to be successful in serving those children. Applications are due 7/14/10. FR 33593
The Emergency Communications, Preparedness, and Response Subcommittee, House Homeland Security Committee, will hold a hearing titled “Caring for Special Needs During Disasters: What’s Being Done for Vulnerable Populations?” 6/15/10, 10 am, 311 Cannon.
On 6/14/10, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Department of Commerce, announced a 7/1/10 meeting in Washington, DC, of the USPTO and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to discuss the relationship of copyright policy, creativity, and innovation in the Internet economy. FR 33577
On 6/14/10, USPTO, Department of Commerce, announced a request for public comment on proposed changes to restriction practices requiring an applicant, in situations in which two or more independent and distinct inventions are claimed in a single patent application, to restrict the application to one invention. Comments are due 8/13/10. FR 33584
On 6/2/10, the president issued a memorandum determining it necessary, in order to protect the national security interests of the United States, to suspend for a period of six months the limitations set forth under the Jerusalem Embassy Act. FR 33489
The Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology Subcommittee, House Homeland Security Committee, will hold a hearing on the Weapons of Mass Destruction Prevention and Preparedness Act. 6/15/10, 1 pm, 311 Cannon.
The House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing titled “Cybersecurity: DHS’s Role, Federal Efforts, and National Policy.” 6/16/10, 10 am, 311 Cannon.
The Border, Maritime and Global Counterterrorism Subcommittee, and the Management, Investigations, and Oversight Subcommittee, House Homeland Security Committee, will hold a joint hearing titled “SBInet: Does It Pass the Border Security Test?” SBInet is a component of the Department of Homeland Security’s Secure Border Initiative that aims to integrate multiple state-of-the-art systems and traditional security infrastructure into a single comprehensive border security system. 6/17/10, 10 am, 311 Cannon.
The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, will hold a hearing titled “Examining the Progress of Suicide Prevention Outreach Efforts at the Department of Veterans Affairs.” 7/14/10, 10 am, 334 Cannon.