A Daily Legislative Update Service of the Governmental Affairs Office

daily edition 1.12.2011

The Senate is not in session today. The House is in session today.

Federal Register, Vol. 76, No. 8 (January 12, 2011)
CQ Today, Vol. 47, No.6 (January 12, 2011)



On 1/12/11, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Department of Justice (DOJ), announced a request for public comment on the office’s proposed plan for fiscal year 2011. Comments are due 2/28/11. FR2135.


Presidential Action  

On 1/12/11, the president issued proclamation 8622, to order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House, all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the federal until sunset, 1/14/11, to honor the victims who were wounded and killed while attending a “Congress on Your Corner” event hosted by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) on 1/8/11, in Tuscon, AZ. FR2241.



The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing to review the report and recommendations, including any recommendations for legislative action, issued by the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. 1/26/11, 9:30 am, 325 Russell.


On 1/12/11, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), announced a 1/20/11 meeting of the Federal Radiological Preparedness Coordinating Committee, in Arlington, VA, to discuss radiological emergency preparedness, implementation of its program manual, and other items. FR2131.



The House Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a briefing titled “ Sudan at the Crossroads.” 1/18/11, 4:30 pm, 2200 Rayburn.



On 1/12/11, the Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), announced a request for public comment on an proposed information collection, Veterans’ Suicide Prevention Program, to request an emergency OMB clearance to perform focus group activities and collect information to support outreach efforts to veterans who are experiencing mental health crises, and their families, in order to provide confident and trustworthy counseling. Comments are due 1/26/11. FR2198.