A Daily Legislative Update Service of the Governmental Affairs Office
daily edition 5.3.2010
The House and Senate are in session today.

Congressional Record, Vol. 156, No. 63 (April 30, 2010)
Federal Register, Vol. 75, No. 84 (May 3, 2010)
CQ Today, Vol. 46, No. 58 (May 3, 2010)
Floor Action
On 4/30/10, the Senate continued consideration of S 3217, to promote the financial stability of the United States by improving accountability and transparency in the financial system, to end “to big to fail,” to protect the American taxpayer by ending bailouts, and to protect consumers from abusive financial services practices. The Senate resumed consideration of the bill on 5/3/10.
On 5/3/10, the Department of Education announced a request for applications for two competitions which support Community Parent Resource Centers and Parent Training and Information Centers in targeted communities to provide underserved parents of children with disabilities in that community, including low-income parents, parents of limited-English-proficient children, and parents with disabilities, with the training and information they need to enable them to participate cooperatively and effectively in helping their children. Applications are due 6/17/10. FR 23254 .
On 5/3/10, the Bureau of Indian Affairs announced a 5/17/10-5/18/10 meeting in Old Town, ME, of the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children to finalize and review Board priorities for 2010-2011, to hear a parent survey update, and to discuss and approve charter and by-laws, among other things. FR 23288 .
Bills Introduced
S 3295 ( Schumer, D-NY), to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit foreign influence in federal elections, to prohibit government contractors from making expenditures with respect to such elections, and to establish additional disclosure requirements with respect to spending in such elections; to Rules and Administration. S3006, CR 4/30/10.
On 5/3/10, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a request for public comment to help HHS better understand the interests of individuals with respect to protected health information disclosures made by entities and their business associates covered under the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. Comments are due 5/18/10. FR 23214 .
On 5/3/10, the Department of Homeland Security announced a request for public comment on the addition of a proposed routine use to an existing information collection, the Immigrant and Enforcement Operational Records System of Records. The routine use would support the deployment of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Online Detainee Locator System, which provides a searchable online database to help members of the public locate detainees in ICE custody, and would support the sharing of information about ICE detainees for the purpose of allowing family members and other individuals to deposit money in detainees accounts for telephone and commissary services within a detention facility. Comments are due 6/2/10. FR 23274 .
On 5/3/10, the Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce, announced a request for public comment on a proposed revision to a currently approved information collection which collects data from patent applicants to allow the USPTO to determine whether an application meets the criteria set forth in the patent statutes and regulations to be issued as a patent. Comments are due 7/2/10. FR 23227 .
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing on developments in Marjah, Afghanistan. 5/6/10, 9:30 am, 419 Dirksen.