Executive Business Meeting
Business Meeting

Full Committee
Date: Thursday, March 15, 2007
Time: 10:00 AM

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Agenda


An Executive Business Meeting has been scheduled by the Committee on the Judiciary for Thursday, March 15, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. in the Senate Dirksen Building Room 226.

By order of the Chairman

UPDATED AGENDA

Senate Judiciary Committee
Senate Dirksen Office Building Room 226
Thursday, March 15, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.

I. Committee Authorization

Authorization of Subpoenas in Connection with Investigation into Replacement of U.S. Attorneys
COMMITTEE ACTION: [Approved by voice vote authorization to issue subpoenas to H.E. "Bud" Cummins, III, former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas; David C. Iglesias, former U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico, Carol Lam, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California; John McKay, former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington; Daniel Bogden, former U.S. Attorney for the District of Nevada; Paul K. Charlton, former U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona; Kyle Sampson, Chief of Staff of the Department of Justice; Michael Elston, Chief of Staff to Deputy Attorney General; William Mercer, Acting Associate Attorney General; Monica Goodling, Counsel to the Attorney General and White House Liaison; and Michael Battle, Director of the Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys]
COMMITTEE ACTION: [Held over the authorization to issue subpoenas to Karl Rove, Deputy Chief of Staff to the President; Harriet E. Miers, former White House Counsel; and, William Kelley, Deputy Counsel to the President]

II. Nomination

John Wood, to be U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri
COMMITTEE ACTION: [ORDERED REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE]

III. Bills

S.236, Federal Agency Data Mining Reporting Act of 2007
(Feingold, Sununu, Leahy, Kennedy, Cardin)
COMMITTEE ACTION: [PENDING]

S.261, Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act of 2007
(Cantwell, Specter, Durbin, Kyl, Feinstein, Feingold, Kohl, Kennedy, Biden)
COMMITTEE ACTION: [OREDERED REPORTED WITH AN AMENDMENT]

S.376, Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2007
(Leahy, Specter, Kyl, Cornyn, Grassley, Sessions)
COMMITTEE ACTION: [PENDING]

S.231, A bill to authorize the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program
(Feinstein, Cornyn, Kohl, Durbin, Biden, Grassley, Leahy, Kennedy, Cardin, Specter)
COMMITTEE ACTION: [ORDERED REPORTED BY A VOTE OF 18 YEAS, 1 PASS]

S.368, COPS Improvements Act of 2007
(Biden, Feinstein, Kohl, Leahy, Schumer, Durbin, Specter, Kennedy, Cardin)
COMMITTEE ACTION: [ORDERED REPORTED BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT]

S.627, Safe Babies Act
(Harkin, Specter)
COMMITTEE ACTION: [ORDERED REPORTED BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT]

S.849, OPEN Government Act
(Leahy, Cornyn, Feingold, Specter)
COMMITTEE ACTION: [HELD OVER]

S.863, Emergency and Disaster Assistance Fraud Penalty Enhancement Act of 2007
(Sessions, Landrieu, Grassley, Cornyn)
COMMITTEE ACTION: [ORDERED REPORTED BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT]

IV. Resolutions

S. Con. Res. 14, Commemorating the 85th anniversary of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association
(Snowe, Menendez)
COMMITTEE ACTION: [ORDERED REPORTED BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT]

S.J. Res. 5, Honorary citizenship for Casimir Pulaski
(Durbin, Murkowski)
COMMITTEE ACTION: [ORDERED REPORTED BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT]

S. Res. 95, Designating March 25, 2007 Greek Independence Day
(Specter, Kennedy, Biden, Kohl, Grassley, Feinstein, Feingold, Schumer, Durbin, Whitehouse, Cardin)
COMMITTEE ACTION: [ORDERED REPORTED BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT]

S. Res. 96, Harriet Woods Resolution
(McCaskill, Feinstein)
COMMITTEE ACTION: [ORDERED REPORTED BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT]

Member Statements


  1. Senator Patrick Leahy (D - VT)