Compendium 2007 – California Capitol Hill Bulletin Articles

To expand communication between Washington and California, the California Institute provides periodic bulletins regarding current activity on Capitol Hill that affects our state.  Bulletins are published weekly during sessions of Congress, and occasionally during other periods.  The following lists all articles in reverse chronological order.

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Volume 15, Bulletin 1 — January 18, 2008    [view online]  [or see pdf version]


Social Programs: Ways and Means Committee Examines Impact Of Social Security Offsets

Climate: Senate Environment Committee Examines EPA’s Denial of California Emissions Waiver

Transportation: Transportation Hearing Reviews Recommendations for Surface Transportation Commission

Immigration: House Judiciary Explores Cause of Nationalization Delays

Water: Klamath Settlement Agreement Distributed For Comment

Education: California Institute Hosts Briefing on Professional Science Master’s Programs

Biomed: Wednesday Event on Capitol Hill To Launch BayBio:IMPACT 2008

Education: RAND Hosts Panel Addressing Progress of No Child Left Behind

State & Local Activity: Highlights from Governor Schwarzenegger’s Proposed 2008-2009 California State Budget

UPCOMING: Thursday (1/24/08) Capitol Hill Briefing by Klamath River Agreement Stakeholders

UPCOMING: Tuesday (1/29/08) PPIC Luncheon Briefing to Examine California’s Post-Partisan Future

Volume 14, Bulletin 40 — December 14, 2007    [view online]  [or see pdf version]


Budget: House Passes One-Week CR

Taxation: House Passes Another AMT Patch; Senate Prognosis Unclear

Health: President Again Vetoes SCHIP Bill

Energy: Senate Retools Energy Bill After Failing To Invoke Cloture

Agriculture: Senate Continues Farm Bill Consideration; 40 Amendments Proposed

Base Closures: House Armed Services Addresses Base Realignment and Closures

Wildfires: Subcommittee on Domestic Policy Hears Testimony on California Wildfires

Water: Senate Energy Examines “SECURE” Water Act

Intellectual Property: House Subcommittee Considers Stronger IP Enforcement

Demographics: PEW Hispanic Center Calls Hispanics Potential “Swing Vote” in 2008 Elections

Economy: CCSCE Releases Annual County Projections

Volume 14, Bulletin 39 — December 7, 2007     [view online]  [or see pdf version]


Environment: House Coast Guard and Maritime Panel Hears Testimony on San Francisco Bay Oil Spill

Energy: Major Energy Bill Clears House Floor

Energy: Formula Governing Energy Bill’s New Efficiency Block Grant Benefit Small States

Climate: Environment and Public Works Reports Americas Climate Security Act to Senate Floor

Water: Task Force Announces Final Delta Vision Recommendations

Taxation: House Judiciary Panel Examines Sales Tax Reform Measure

Taxation: Senate Moves AMT Relief and R&D Credit Extension

Climate: Bills Addressing Preparedness for Climate Change Clear Senate CST

Climate: California Seeking EPA Rules Limiting Aircraft Emissions of Greenhouse Gases

Immigration: DHS Submits REAL ID Regulations

Education: RAND Report Assesses State and Local Implementation of No Child Left Behind Act

Health: Packard Foundation Study Attributes Statewide Improvements to Children’s Health Initiative’s “Healthy Kids” Program

Demographics: Pew Center Releases Statistics on English Usage Among Hispanic Americans

Redistricting: PPIC Calls Passage Of Term Limits Measure “Uphill Battle”

Climate: Investors Network on Climate Risk Briefing on CAFE Rules

Climate: California Institute Hosts Green Innovation Index Briefing by Next 10


Volume 14, Bulletin 38 — November 16, 2007     [view online]  [or see pdf version]


Social Services: Congress Sends Head Start Conference Report To President

Appropriations: House Adopts Transpo-HUD Appropriations Conference Report

Higher Education: Education and Labor Reports the College Affordability Act of 2007 to the Floor

Water: Resources Committee Reports California Bills

Immigration: House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Hears Testimony On Reform Bill

Energy: House Oversight Committee Investigates EPA Approval Procedures for New Power Plants

Disasters: House Passes Disaster Insurance Bill

Climate: Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Holds Second Hearing on America’s Climate Change and Security Act of 2007

Climate: Senate Environment Committee Holds Third Hearing on Americas Climate Security Act of 2007

Education: RAND Publishes Reports on California Preschool Promise and Performance

Demographics: PPIC Reports on California Birth and Fertility Trends

Volume 14, Bulletin 37 — November 9, 2007     [view online]  [or see pdf version]


Water: House & Senate Vote To Override President’s Veto of WRDA

Water: House Energy Subcommittee Marks Up Drinking Water Bill To Combat Perchlorate Contamination

Trade: House Approves U.S.-Peru Free Trade Agreement

Fair Share: Californians Make Plea for Public Employee Pension Fairness As Senate Finance Subcommittee Considers GPO and WEP

Agriculture: Senate Begins Floor Debate on 2007 Farm Bill

Taxation: House Poised To Debate Tax Bill With AMT Relief And R&D Tax Credit

Climate: Senate Environment and Public Works Hearing Looks At Proposed Climate Security Measure

Tech: Globalization Review Continues at House Science & Tech

Climate: Senate Commerce Assesses Carbon Sequestration

IP: Senate Judiciary Examines Intellectual Property Enforcement

Space: Status of NASA’s Near-Earth Object Program Reviewed by House Space & Aeronautics Subcommittee

Environment: California Sues U.S. EPA Over Delayed Decision on State’s Tailpipe Emissions Standards Waiver

Taxation: CCSCE Study Compares California Tax Burden Versus Other States

Environment: Briefing Considers Redevelopment of Brownfield Sites

Economy: PPIC Reports on Patterns and Trends in Location Decisions for California Businesses

Volume 14, Bulletin 36 — November 2, 2007     [view online]  [or see pdf version]


Congress Sends Seven-Year Internet Tax Moratorium To President’s Desk

House Passes Trade Adjustment Assistance Reauthorization Bill

Ways & Means Full Committee Approves Peru Free Trade Agreement

House’s Taxing Panel Approves 1-Year AMT Patch

Ed & Labor Conducts Hearing on Rising Costs of College Education

Select Committee Looks at Relationship Between Global Climate Change and Wildfire Activity

Senate EPW Subcommittee Moves First Climate Change Legislation

Judiciary Subcommittee Assesses Gene Patents

Science Subcommittee Assesses Environmental and Safety Impact of Nanotechnology Development

House Homeland Subcommittee Holds Hearing on the Implementation of the SAFE Port Act

House Homeland Security Continues TWIC Investigation

Small Business Looks At Impact Of Free Trade Agreements

Environmental and Energy Studies Institute Briefing On Bioenergy Future & Production Opportunities

WIRES Group Holds Briefing on Transmissions Cost Allocations

Volume 14, Bulletin 35 — October 26, 2007     [view online]  [or see pdf version]


At Governor’s Request, White House Declares Emergency and Major Disaster for Southern California Wildfire Areas

Unanimous California Congressional Delegation Writes President Bush Regarding Southern California Wildfire Damage

Senate Passes 7-Year Internet Access Tax Ban, Must Be Reconciled with House’s 4-Year Ban Before November 1 Expiration

Senate Agriculture Approves 2007 Farm Bill

After Prior Week’s Failed Veto Override, House Passes Another SCHIP Expansion Bill

Briefing by MWD Leaders on State’s Persistent Drought Raises Water Supply and Quality Issues

House Subcommittee on Housing Hears Mark-to-Market Extension Act of 2007

House Border, Maritime and Global Counterterrorism Subcommittee Holds Hearing on the Future of Border Security

Joint Economic Committee Predicts 2 Million Subprime Home Loans Foreclosed by 2009, with California Leading the Way

House Agriculture Considers Agricultural Disaster Potential

Senate Judiciary Looks at Interplay of Federal Funds, University Research, Bayh-Dole Act, and Patents

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Addresses Health Impacts of Global Warming

House Natural Resources Committee Examines Goleta Water Distribution Measure

RAND Reports on Options to Improve Health Care Access and Quality for Immigrants

California Budget Project Releases Special Report on Low-Income Working Families

Federal Judge’s Injunction Suspends New Immigration Enforcement Plan

Volume 14, Bulletin 34 — October 19, 2007     [view online]  [or see pdf version]


SCHIP Veto Override Fails in House

House Passes Internet Access Tax Moratorium, But Without Permanence

Senate Passes Commerce, Justice Approps; $400 Million For SCAAP

California Water Bills Marked Up In House Resources Subcommittee

Senate Homeland Security Assesses SAFE Port Act, One Year Later

Intellectual Property Subcommittee Assesses International Piracy

Senate Banking Committee Passes National Flood Insurance Program

House Agriculture Committee Evaluates Economic Changes

Housing Panel Considers Alternatives for Renewing McKinney-Vento Law to Combat Homelessness

House Small Business Committee Marks Up Reauthorization Bill

Semiconductor Cos. And Engineers Ask For Skilled Immigrant Reform

Electric Power Operators Host Policy Briefing

CBP Report Shows Discrepancies in Poverty Calculation for Californians

PPIC President Briefs Staff on Latest PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

Recent Study Finds Ethanol Does Not Need Federal Support

California Budget Project Report Profiles Widening Inequality

Wednesday (Oct 24) Briefing to Feature MWD on State’s Persistent Drought, Troubling Water Supply and Quality Issues

Volume 14, Bulletin 33 — October 12, 2007     [view online]  [or see pdf version]


Thursday (10/18) Luncheon Briefing on Latest Data From PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians & Their Government

House-Passed Cardoza Amendment Offers Partial Relief for Homeowners Hit With New Flood Insurance Obligations

CHCF Report Assesses California’s Ability To Handle New SCHIP Requirements

A Few Comments About Poverty Rates and Geographic Blindness

WRDA Bill Apparently Will Await SCHIP Veto Disposition

Governor Schwarzenegger Releases Revisions To Statewide Health Care Overhaul Proposals

House Passes National Affordable Housing Trust Fund Act of 2007

Senate Adds Southwest Border Funds To Defense Appropriations Measure

House Judiciary Extends Internet Access Tax Moratorium

Labor-H Increases Funding for San Francisco HIV/AIDS Patients

California Budget Project’s School Finance Report Compares State’s Performance

CMTA Seeking Retention of EPA Ozone Standard

Volume 14, Bulletin 32 — October 5, 2007     [view online]  [or see pdf version]


Bush Vetoes SCHIP Expansion, Proponents Gear Up for Override Attempt

Small Business Committee Considers Effects of Internet Tax Moratorium

House Science & Technology Subcommittee Considers Nanotech In Schools

House Subcommittee on Horticulture Discusses The Performance of Government Organizations Controlling Foreign Pests

Senate Committee Evaluates National Flood Insurance Program, House Passes Reform Provisions

House Agriculture Studies Labor Needs of Nation’s Ag Industry Sectors

Institute Climate Briefings Feature Boxer, Governor’s Office, ARB, UC

Southland Designated "National Interest" Energy Transmission Corridor

House Science and Technology Committee Examines R&D Facility Locations

Senate Committee Evaluates Port Security

Report Finds California Political Clout Boosted By State’s Large Undocumented Population

California to Back Multi-State Lawsuit Seeking SCHIP Flexibility

Volume 14, Bulletin 31 — September 28, 2007     [view online]  [or see pdf version]


Congress Clears FY 07 Funding CR

Senate Clears WRDA For President With Votes To Spare

House, Senate Pass SCHIP Renewal and Expansion

Ways And Means “Approves” Peru Agreement In Mock Markup Session

House Water & Power Subcommittee Considers Regional Water Bills

House Education and Labor Committee Examines STEM Competitiveness

House Financial Services Committee Marks Up Housing Legislation

Senate Energy Committee Assesses Wildfire Activity

Senate Environment and Public Works Discusses Green Jobs

House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Addresses New Starts and Small Starts Programs

California’s Public Higher Education Leaders Brief Capitol Hill Audience Re Impact on State of Federal Financial Aid Programs

Los Angeles Unified School District Briefing on NCLB & ELL Students

Two October 4 Briefings To Highlight California’s Climate Program; Boxer to Open Senate Session, With House-side Luncheon to Follow

Volume 14, Bulletin 30 — September 21, 2007     [view online]  [or see pdf version]


House Passes FDA Bill In Eleventh Hour; Senate To Follow Suit

House FHA Bill Increases Amount For Insured Mortgages

House Ways and Means Passes TAA Extension And FAA Bills

Senate Subcommittee on Water Quality Evaluates Wastewater Infrastructure

Governor Proposes $9 Billion For California Water Needs

Senate Finance Committee Examines Meth Smuggling

House Homeland Security Committee Hearing Examines Safety of 9/11 First Responders

RAND Reports on Local Implementation of NCLB

Pew Hispanic Center Evaluates Immigrant Wage Trends

Texas Transportation Institute Study Shows Increased Congestion; L.A. Remains Nation’s Worst

Wednesday Briefing to Examine Federal Financial Aid and California

Volume 14, Bulletin 29 — September 14, 2007     [view online]  [or see pdf version]


Congress Sends College Cost Reduction Act To President, Finally Ending Scourge of “Tuition Sensitivity” for California Community Colleges

Senate Passes Transportation-HUD Spending Bill

Senate Votes To Prohibit Mexican Trucking Rule

House Passes Comprehensive Patent Reform Bill

Education and Labor Hears Divided Opinions on NCLB Reauthorization

Senate Finance Committee Evaluates U.S.-Peru Trade Agreement

Schwarzenegger Joins Other Governors On H-1B Visa Letter

PPIC Reviews Successes and Failures of of California’s “Zero-Emission Vehicle” Program

New Census Bureau Data Released This Week Reveal Population and Homeownership Changes

California “Back To College Night” in Rayburn on September 26

Volume 14, Bulletin 28 — September 7, 2007     [view online]  [or see pdf version]


Bipartisan Letter In Support of R&D Tax Credit Extension Circulating

Laura Richardson Sworn in as 37th Congressional District Representative

Court Orders Reduced Delta Water Pumping To Protect Smelt

House Immigration Subcommittee Examines STRIVE Act Proposal

Miller, McKeon Unveil Major Bill to Reauthorize No Child Left Behind

House Ways and Means Evaluates Tax Policy Fairness, AMT Fix Discussed

House Housing Subcommittee Addresses Elderly Housing Bill

House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming Discusses Coal Under Cap-and-Trade Scheme

PPIC Report “Death In The Golden State” Probes Racial and Ethnic Differences Among Californians’ Life Expectancies

West Coast Cities Measured Most Severe in Critical Housing Needs

New Immigration Report Released by the Center for Immigration Studies

Alliance for Health Reform Hosts Briefing on SCHIP

Report Looks At Unemployed Replacing Undocumented Workers

Latest Census Population Estimates Reveal Majority-Minority Trend

House Expected to Approve Patent Law Rewrite

Volume 14, Bulletin 27 — August 24, 2007     [view online]  [or see pdf version]


Laura Richardson Elected to Represent 37th Congressional District

DHS To Boost Immigration Enforcement, Streamline Some Regulations

Senate Approves SCHIP Legislation Before Leaving for August Recess; Veto Threatened

House Passes Renewable Energy Bill

House Field Hearing in Norwalk Addresses Rail Safety

PPIC President Outlines Survey on Californians and the Environment

RAND Report Provides Lessons for Army’s Future Disaster Planning

DHS Divides Up Supplemental Funds for Homeland Security Grants

New Appropriations Analyses Posted on California Institute Website

Volume 14, Bulletin 26 — August 3, 2007     [view online]  [or see pdf version]


House Passes SCHIP, Expanding Coverage

Water Resources Bill Moves Closer To President’s Desk; Veto Threatened

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Reports California EPA Waiver Legislation

House Approves Conference Report On Competitiveness Bill

House Passes 2007 Farm Bill

Sacramento River Wins In The Farm Bill

House Passes Transportation Corrections Under Suspension

Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee Addresses US-China Trade Relations; Senate Reports Bill

Heated Debate on FEMA Preparedness for Future Catastrophes

House Education and Labor Holds Hearing on Workforce Investment Act And the Workforce Development System

Senate Energy Holds Hearing On Renewable Fuels Infrastructure

House Judiciary Examines Compensation For Recording Artists

PPIC Luncheon Briefing On Californians and the Environment

Correction:  Homeland Security Formula Changes

Volume 14, Bulletin 25 — July 27, 2007     [view online]  [or see pdf version]


Senate EPW Holds Hearing on California Greenhouse Gas Waiver

House Presses Forward With 2007 Measure to Renew Farm Bill

Senate Approves Five-Year Reauthorization of Higher Education Act; Separate Bill Alters Student Loan Financing

House Passes Transportation-HUD Spending Bill

House Passes CJS Appropriations; Boosts SCAAP Funding Again

House Judiciary Subcommittee Examines “Internet Tax Freedom Act”

House Committee on Science and Technology Reviews Global R&D

Inking Deal To Alter Homeland Grants’ Small-State Guarantees and Requiring 100% Port Screening, Senate Adopts 9/11 Conference Report

U.S. – China Trade Considered By Senate Commerce Subcommittee

Two Hearings Review Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation

Senate EPW Subcommittee Hearing Addresses Global Warming Issues

House T&I Committee Holds Hearing on Wetlands & Water Pollution

New PPIC Report Reveals Realities of Day Laborers in California

Latest Statewide Survey From PPIC Gauges Californians’ Attitudes re Environment; Concerns and Mistrust of Government on the Rise

Volume 14, Bulletin 24 — July 20, 2007     [view online]  [or see pdf version]


House And Senate Judiciary Report Patent Law Reform Measures

Senate Approves SCHIP Renewal

Science & Tech Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Bayh-Dole Act

House Passes Earmarks To Energy & Water Appropriations

House Passes Labor-H Appropriations

Senate Appropriations Approves Increased Food and Drug Safety Spending in Draft Agriculture Bill

House Appropriations Passes Agriculture Spending bill

House Agriculture Marks Up 2007 Farm Bill

California Water Supply Could Be Cut Drastically

Select Energy Committee Holds Hearing on Voluntary Carbon Offsets

Financial Services Committee Holds Affordable Housing Hearing

House Water Resources Subcommittee Holds Hearing on BEACH Act

Conference on 9/11 Recs: Backs 100% Cargo Screening, Reduces Homeland Grant Formula Minimum

House Subcommittee Addresses First Responders in Border Communities

CHCF Report Examines Effects of SCHIP’s Renewal for California

CBO Chief on Federal Health Care Spending

Brookings Forum re Universal Health Coverage

Institute Breakfast Features Rep. Brian Bilbray

DHS Allocates Homeland Security Grants and Interoperable Communications Funds

Volume 14, Bulletin 23 — July 13, 2007     [view online]  [or see pdf version]


Bipartisan Delegation Sends Homeland Security Letter on PSIC Funding

House Approves Food & Drug Bill

House Passes College Cost Reduction Act of 2007

Senate Judiciary Moves Forward On Patent Reform But Does Not Finish

SCAAP Appropriations Restored In House Bill

House Approves Section 8 Low-Income Housing Bill

House Appropriations Approves Transportation-HUD Spending Bill

House Appropriations Passes Labor-HHS-Education

House Coast Guard and Maritime Subcommittee Investigates Delayed Implementation of TWIC

Green Chemistry Bill Marked Up by House Science & Tech Committee

Financial Services Discusses Outsourcing and the American Worker

Two House Committees Jointly Evaluate American Universities and International Students

House Subcommittee on Water Resources Discusses Sewage Treatment in San Diego

NCES Data Schools Data Show State Has Title I Concentration and Nation’s Largest Class Sizes

Panel Holds Hearing on Workforce Investment Act

Natural Resources Field Hearing Examines Bay-Delta and California Water Management

PPIC Report: Broadband Availability in California

GAO Reports on Spot Market for Cheese and Concerns About Price Manipulation

EESI Hosts Briefing Considers a National Renewable Portfolio Standard

Volume 14, Bulletin 22 — June 29, 2007     [view online]  [or see pdf version]


Bipartisan California Delegation Circulating Letter on Funding Changes for Interoperability Grant

Senate Fails To Resurrect Immigration Bill

DOJ Makes FY2006 SCAAP Awards — Finally

Senate Committee Reviews Wildfire Management

House Environment and Public Works Committee Examines Global Warming and Power Plants

House Panel Grills DHS On US-VISIT Exit System

T&I Panel Discusses Benefits of Intercity Rail System

House Transportation Approves Disaster Grants

Congress Again Temporarily Extends Higher Ed Law

House Science and Tech Committee Advances Renewable Energy Bills

House Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation Reviews SBIR and STTR Programs

Natural Resources Reviews OCS Oil and Gas Leasing

Senate Panel Reviews Water Quality at Beaches

Committee Addresses Concerns With the AMT

Assemblywoman Laura Richardson Wins Special Primary Election for 37th Congressional District

DOE Bioenergy Center to be Housed in the Bay Area

CFR Releases Report on WTO Dispute Mechanism

AEI Examines Bipartisan Trade Bargain

Calls For Repeal of Alternative Minimum Tax

State Scorecard Shows California’s Health System Performance in Bottom Quartile

Partnership To Explore Tidal Power in the Bay

Forum Addresses Pros and Cons of Patent Reforms

Volume 14, Bulletin 21 — June 22, 2007     [view online]  [or see pdf version]


Senate HELP Committee Passes Higher Education Access Act

Senate Finance Committee Reports Energy Tax Bill; But Floor Action Filibustered

Fuel Economy Deal Paves Way For Senate Energy Bill

House Ways And Means Committee Marks Up Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Tax Bill

Senate Rejects Effort To Cut Tariffs on Imported Ethanol

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Passes H.R. 2701

House Agriculture Subcommittee Marks Up Final Farm Bill Titles

Senate To Try Again With Immigration Bill

Energy & Commerce Subcommittee Reports FDA Overhaul Bills

California Congressional Leaders Defeat Effort To Preempt State’s Climate Change Legislation

House Subcommittee on National Parks Reviews Wildfire Preparedness

Homeland Security Looks At Cross-Border Trucking Issue

Senate Banking Holds Hearing On Homeless Assistance Bill

Senate Judiciary Delays Patent Reform Markup

Volume 14, Bulletin 20 — June 15, 2007     [view online]  [or see pdf version]


House Agriculture Subcommittee Marks Up Farm Bill’s Nutrition & Forestry Titles

House Health Subcommittee Takes Up Bills to Reauthorize PDUFA and MDUFA

House Action on Homeland Security Appropriations Stalled Over Earmarking Rules, But Deal Said To Be Imminent

House Science Panel Reviews Biofuels Promotion

Senate Finance Holds Trade Hearings

House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education Discusses State Flexibility And NCLB

National Parks Subcommittee Evaluates Rim Of The Valley Corridor Bill

Science Committee Examines Globalization Of R&D And Innovation

House Education and Labor Approves The College Cost Reduction Act

House Natural Resources Committee Marks Up Energy Bill

House Subcommittee Marks Up Water and Power Bills

CHI Releases Patent Reform Report

RAND Hosts Policy Conference on No Child Left Behind Accountability

California Institute Breakfast Hosts Rep. Kevin McCarthy

California Institute Hosts Briefing on the Energy Biosciences Institute

2007 California State Society Annual Picnic: Saturday, June 16

Volume 14, Bulletin 19 — June 8, 2007     [view online]  [or see pdf version]


Senate Immigration Deadlocks; Future In Doubt

FY2008 Energy and Water Appropriations Approved

House Interior Spending Bill Approved

House Approps Labor-H Panel Moves FY 2008 Bill

House Passes Stem Cell Research Bill

Agriculture Panels Mark Up House Farm Bill Titles

Senate Committee on Tax Impact Of Stock Options

Science Committee Reviews Technologies To Limit Illegal File Sharing

House Judiciary Continues Immigration Hearings

Senate Hearing Looks at Water Issues Relating to Climate Change

Judiciary Committee Addresses Gang Abatement and Prevention Act of 2007

House Homeland Security Examines SBInet

Senate Judiciary Holds Patent Reform Hearing

Education & Labor Examines Guest Worker Plan

Briefing Outlines CA’s Low-Carbon Fuel Standard

California Limits Coal-Produced Electricity

Lt. Gov. Garamendi Addresses Golden State Roundtable Luncheon with Silicon Valley Leaders

RAND On NCLB Standards-Based Accountability

English-Language Learners Paper From Pew Center

Governor Releases May Budget Revision by County

USCAP Participants Outline Climate Change Principles & Recommendations

USC-developed Remap Game Demos Wednesday

Volume 14, Bulletin 18 — May 25, 2007     [view online]  [or see pdf version]


House Passes Spyware Prevention Bill

Senate Considers Comprehensive Immigration Reform Legislation; House Continues Hearings

House Subcommittee Marks Up Livestock, Poultry, and Dairy Portions of 2007 Farm Bill

Senate Environment and Public Works Hearing on California’s Greenhouse Gas Waiver Request

House Agriculture Subcommittee Marks Up Conservation

Judiciary Panel Hearing On Internet Tax Moratorium

House T&I Committee Addresses Transportation Issues and Climate Change

Members Seek Cooperation On Campus P2P Piracy

California Members Urge More Equitable Medicare Reimbursement Rate For High-Cost Areas

Rep. Cardoza Testifies Before Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security

House Committee on Natural Resources Holds Hearing on Energy Policy Reform Bill

Select Committee Evaluates Global Warming Costs

Governor Releases May Budget Revision

Western Groups Urge Cooperative Water Programs in Farm Bill

Information Technology Report on Patent Reform

Food Stamp Inadequacies Highlit by CBP Report

US Minority Population Reaches 100 Million; One in Five is a Californian

California’s Need for Educated Workers Can’t Be Met by Migration Alone, PPIC Report Finds

Event on June 6 Featuring Reps. Eshoo and Honda

June 5 Forum on Low-Carbon Fuel Standard

Volume 14, Bulletin 17 — May 18, 2007     [view online]  [or see pdf version]


Senators Reach Agreement On Comprehensive Immigration Reform (May 18, 2007)

Democrats And Administration Agree On New Trade Policy Standards (May 18, 2007)

Patent Reform Bill Reported From Judiciary Subcommittee Despite Dilatory Tactics (May 18, 2007)

Senate Passes 2007 WRDA Bill; Conference With House Version Up Next (May 18, 2007)

House Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support Holds Hearing on the Child Welfare System (May 18, 2007)

House Science and Technology Holds Hearing on Climate Change (May 18, 2007)

Immigration Hearings Continue in House (May 18, 2007)

House Subcommittee on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture Reviews the Safety of Fresh Produce (May 18, 2007)

House Committee on Education and Labor Hearing Evaluates Student Loans and Reading First Accountability (May 18, 2007)

House Water and Power Panel Holds Hearing on Water Recycling Bills (May 18, 2007)

House Subcommittee On Higher Education, Lifelong Learning and Competitiveness Discusses Teacher Preparation (May 18, 2007)

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Reviews Energy Independence Proposals (May 18, 2007)

House Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Reviews Federal Crop Insurance Program (May 18, 2007)

House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Evaluates the Implementation of New Starts and Small Starts Programs (May 18, 2007)

Volume 14, Bulletin 16 — May 11, 2007     [view online]  [or see pdf version]


Senate Passes PDUFA Reauthorization Bill (May 11, 2007)

House Subcommittee Continues Marathon Immigration Hearings (May 11, 2007)

House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittees Hold Hearing on National Levee and Dam Safety Programs (May 11, 2007)

California Agriculture Secretary Discusses Exotic Pest Finds in Bay Area (May 11, 2007)

House Natural Resources Committee Holds Hearing on Political Interference in Endangered Species Act Implementation (May 11, 2007)

House Subcommittee Hearing Considers Agriculture Research Programs (May 11, 2007)

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Hearing Examines Federal Crop Insurance (May 11, 2007)

House Subcommittee Meets to Discuss Alternative Fuel Issues (May 11, 2007)

House Science Energy and Environment Panel Discusses Climate Change Research and H.R. 906 (May 11, 2007)

Senate Committee Hearing Evaluates Farm Bill Energy and Rural Development Proposals (May 11, 2007)

Home Sales, Price Appreciation Drop; Share of First-time Buyers Second Lowest on Record, But Condo Sales Growing (May 11, 2007)

Census Bureau Releases New Data on Educational Attainment (May 11, 2007)

PPIC and California Institute Host Policy Briefing on California’s Out-of-School Immigrant Youth (May 11, 2007)

Volume 14, Bulletin 15 — May 4, 2007     [view online]  [or see pdf version]


House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Backs Mexican Trucking Bill (May 4, 2007)

House Judiciary Committee Marks Up Spyware (I-SPY) Act (May 4, 2007)

House Acts To Reauthorize Head Start Program (May 4, 2007)

Senate Energy Approves Biofuels and Energy Efficiency Measures (May 4, 2007)

Senate Energy Panel Examines San Joaquin Settlement (May 4, 2007)

Judiciary Continues Immigration Examination (May 4, 2007)

House Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Holds Hearing on the Crop Insurance Industry (May 4, 2007)

House Subcommittee Meets to Discuss Farm Bill Reauthorization (May 4, 2007)

Schwarzenegger DC Rep Speaks at SCHIP Briefing (May 4, 2007)

Senate Subcommittee Discusses Advanced Technology Vehicles (May 4, 2007)

House Committee on Foreign Affairs Discusses Relations with China (May 4, 2007)

Senate Agriculture Committee Reviews Farm Bill Conservation Policies (May 4, 2007)

Legislation In The House And Senate To Ensure Hass Avocado Quality (May 4, 2007)

House Resources Hearing Oversees Energy Policy Act of 2005 (May 4, 2007)

Californians Critical of K-12 Education, According To PPIC Survey (May 4, 2007)

California Leads Tech Industry (May 4, 2007)

CBP Finds More Californians Working Later in Life (May 4, 2007)

May 4 PPIC Luncheon to Discuss Status of and Prospects for Out-of-School Immigrant Youth in California (May 4, 2007)

Volume 14, Bulletin 14 — April 27, 2007     [view online]  [or see pdf version]


Congress Passes Supplemental Conference Report (April 27, 2007)

House and Senate Approve Programs for Math and Science Teachers (April 27, 2007)

Lofgren Subcommittee Continues Immigration Hearings (April 27, 2007)

Berman Judiciary Panel Tackles Patent Reform (April 27, 2007)

House Committee on Education and Labor Uncovers Mismanagement in the Reading First Program (April 27, 2007)

House Committee On Education and Labor Discusses NCLB Programs for School Safety and Dropouts (April 27, 2007)

Bono Leads Bipartisan California Delegation Effort Calling on FAA to Ensure Air Travel Safety (April 27, 2007)

Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Evaluates the Structure of Disaster Insurance (April 27, 2007)

Cardoza’s Agriculture Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Organic Farming (April 27, 2007)

House Subcommittee On Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education Discusses NCLB Supplemental Services (April 27, 2007)

Senate Science & Tech Subcommittee Considers Scientific Research (April 27, 2007)

House Committee on Fisheries, Wildlife, and Oceans Reviews Ocean Wildlife and Climate Change (April 27, 2007)

Senate Commerce Panel Assesses Free Trade (April 27, 2007)

House Health Subcommittee Examines PDUFA (April 27, 2007)

House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Federal Milk Marketing Order Rulemaking Procedures (April 27, 2007)

House Environment and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Perchlorate (April 27, 2007)

Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Reviews Farm Bill and Subsidies (April 27, 2007)

Sanchez Subcommittee Examines SAFE Port Act (April 27, 2007)

May 4 Lunch Briefing To Discuss Out-of-School Immigrant Youth (April 27, 2007)

Volume 14, Bulletin 13 — April 20, 2007     [view online]  [or see pdf version]


House Passes Water Projects Bill (April 20, 2007)

Senate HELP Committee Approves FDA Bill; Reauthorizes Drug & Medical Devices Fees (April 20, 2007)

House Science and Technology Committee Approves Programs for Math and Science Teachers (April 20, 2007)

House Judiciary Subcommittee Begins Series of Immigration Hearings (April 20, 2007)

Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Evaluates the Implementations of TWIC (April 20, 2007)

House Natural Resources Committee Holds Field Hearing on Perchlorate Contamination of Groundwater (April 20, 2007)

Senate Banking Considers Intellectual Property Theft (April 20, 2007)

Senate Appropriations Committee Action Extends Milk Subsidy Program (April 20, 2007)

Institute/BCSE Briefing on State’s Climate Change Plan Features CPUC Officials and Utility Company Experts (April 20, 2007)

PPIC Recommends Reforming California Budget Process to Save Money (April 20, 2007)

Nearly Half of California Hospitals Unprepared to Meet Deadlines for Earthquake Safety (April 20, 2007)

LA Council Endorses Becerra’s Latino Museum Legislation (April 20, 2007)

C.A.R. Report Finds Only 25% of Households Can Afford an Entry Level Home in California (April 20, 2007)

California Institute Breakfast Hosts Rep. Lofgren (April 20, 2007)

California Institute Hosts Policy Briefing on the Tehachapi Project (April 20, 2007)

PPIC Evaluates California’s Commitment to Adult English Language Learners (April 20, 2007)

Briefing on Friday, April 27 to Discuss Unexploded Ordnance in California (April 20, 2007)

Volume 14, Bulletin 12 — March 30, 2007     [view online]  [or see pdf version]


Senate Environment & Public Works Reports WRDA Bill (March 30, 2007)

Oceans Policy Examined By Natural Resources Subcommittee (March 30, 2007)

Finance Assesses U.S.-China Economic Relations (March 30, 2007)

Air Force Projects Increased Need for Airlift Capacity, But Absence of Funding Still Imperils C-17 Production (March 30, 2007)

House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education Discusses English Language Learners And NCLB (March 30, 2007)

House Financial Services Holds Hearing On Disaster Insurance (March 30, 2007)

Foreign Affairs Examines Trade Impact On U.S. Workers (March 30, 2007)

House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education Discusses Disabled Students and NCLB (March 30, 2007)

House Committee on Highways and Transit Evaluate the Structure of the Federal Fuel Tax (March 30, 2007)

REAL ID Subjected To Senate Scrutiny (March 30, 2007)

California Health Care Foundation and California’s SCHIP Director Host Briefing (March 30, 2007)

California Institute and PPIC Host Immigration and Employment Briefing (March 30, 2007)

Survey Finds Voters Show Limited Interest In Primary Date Change (March 30, 2007)

California Institute Advisory Board Breakfast Hosts Congressman McNerney (March 30, 2007)

Volume 14, Bulletin 11 — March 23, 2007     [or see pdf version]


House Homeland Security Committee Assesses US-VISIT Visa Tracking Program (March 23, 2007)

House Judiciary’s IP Subcommittee Considers Copyright Reform (March 23, 2007)

Bipartisan California Assembly Delegation Presses Funding Equity Concerns During Washington Visit (March 23, 2007)

Ways & Means Assesses U.S.-Korea Trade Negotiations (March 23, 2007)

Senate Committee On Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Holds Hearing on Trade and Food Aid Programs for the 2007 Farm Bill (March 23, 2007)

House Committee on Education and Labor Reviews Higher Education Act (March 23, 2007)

House Homeland Security Committee Approves Transit Security Measure (March 23, 2007)

Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Hears From Californians On Identity Theft (March 23, 2007)

Excelencia in Education Hosts Lunch Briefing (March 23, 2007)

An Update On Long-Term Care Partnerships Published By Alliance for Health Reform (March 23, 2007)

PPIC is “Getting Down to the Facts” of Teacher Compensation (March 23, 2007)

March 27 PPIC Lunch Briefing to Review Effect of Immigration on Native Californians (March 23, 2007)

March 29 Lunch Briefing on CPUC Action on Clean Energy and AB 32: Implications for Power Sector and Federal Policy (March 23, 2007)

Volume 14, Bulletin 10 — March 16, 2007     [or see pdf version]


Delegation Urges Compensation From DOE for Overdue Elk Hills Reimbursement (3/16/2007)

Hearing Covers Strategies for Future Border Security (3/16/2007)

House Panel Questions Mexican Truck Access To U.S. (3/16/2007)

House T&I Moves Water Resources Bill; Senate Holds Hearing (3/16/2007)

Education and Labor Marks up Head Start Act (3/16/2007)

House Appropriations Passes Supplemental; Scaled-Back Ag Freeze Money Yields Less Promise For California Growers (3/16/2007)

Climate Change Hearing Features CalEPA Secretary’s Testimony (3/16/2007)

Energy & Commerce Subcommittee Discusses Anti-Spyware Bill (3/16/2007)

House Homeland Security Subcommittee Discusses State and Local Fusion Center Program (3/16/2007)

Homeland Subcommittee Examines Border Detention, Trafficking Issues (3/16/2007)

Capitol Roundtable Brings Together Bipartisan California Delegation Members, City Elected Officials (3/16/2007)

Joint House-Senate Education Hearing Examines NCLB and Achievement Gap (3/16/2007)

House Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity Evaluates Section 8 Voucher Reform Proposal (3/16/2007)

Environmental and Energy Study Institute Hosts Bioenergy Briefing (3/16/2007)

RAND Health Presents Most Recent California SCHIP Study (3/16/2007)

NASA Astronaut Featured in Space Week Reception (3/16/2007)

Volume 14, Bulletin 9 — March 9, 2007     [or see pdf version]


House Panel Considers AMT Problems (3/9/2007)

Head Start Hearing Focuses on Early Education (3/9/2007)

Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Evaluates Highly Qualified Teacher Provisions of NCLB (3/9/2007)

Cato Conference Discusses NCLB Future (3/9/2007)

Human Contributions to Global Warming Reviewed (3/9/2007)

Boxer Committee Considers California State Leadership Perspectives on Global Climate Change (3/9/2007)

Ways & Means Re Climate Effects on Energy, Tax (3/9/2007)

West Coast Governors Discuss Climate Options (3/9/2007)

House Ag Subcommittee on Farm Bill Proposals (3/9/2007)

Immigration Options Reviewed by Senate Judiciary (3/9/2007)

Deadline Extended for REAL ID Implementation (3/9/2007)

Senate Appropriations Transportation Panel Discusses Cross-border Trucking with Mexico (3/9/2007)

Maintenance “Unacceptable” at 37 California Levees (3/9/2007)

Homeland Committee, T&I Subcommittee Review Rail and Transit Security (3/9/2007)

Subcommittee Marks Up Rail & Transit Security (3/9/2007)

Next Step Senate for "Tuition Sensitivity" Repeal (3/9/2007)

San Joaquin River Settlement Bill Discussed (3/9/2007)

Governor and Delegation Leaders Discuss Priorities (3/9/2007)

California County Leaders Meet Federal Lawmakers (3/9/2007)

Legislative Analyst Assesses Governor’s Budget (3/9/2007)

Californians Still Migrating To Other States (3/9/2007)

National Housing Conference Budget Forum (3/9/2007)

Music and Movie Industries Applaud Piracy Report (3/9/2007)

Volume 14, Bulletin 8 — March 2, 2007     [or see pdf version]


House Passes Bill to Repeal Pell Grant "Tuition Sensitivity" Provisions (3/2/2007)

Congressional Delegation Leaders and Governor Meet in Washington to Discuss Bipartisan Priorities (3/2/2007)

Boxer Hearing on Climate Change Features State Legislative Leaders Núñez and Perata (3/2/2007)

Brownfield Site Redevelopment Bill Approved (3/2/2007)

Natural Resources Takes Up San Joaquin River Settlement Bill (3/2/2007)

House Committee Weighs in on Energy and Tax Policy (3/2/2007)

Homeland Security Subcommittee Marks Up Rail/Public Transportation Security Act (3/2/2007)

Senate Judiciary Takes Up Immigration Reform (3/2/2007)

House Subcommittee On Horticulture and Organic Agriculture Discusses USDA Farm Bill Proposals (3/2/2007)

DHS Postpones States’ Implementation of Real ID (3/2/2007)

Western States Address Climate Change (3/2/2007)

Army Corps Cites 37 California Levees as Unacceptably Maintained (3/2/2007)

Experts Warn Next Earthquake Could Cripple Los Angeles Area (3/2/2007)

PPIC Study Finds Immigrant Influx Actually Raises Wages of Native Workers in California (3/2/2007)

Report Determines California Port Security Insufficient (3/2/2007)

Commerce Department Proposes Rule Changes for Countries It Fears May Divert U.S. Exports (3/2/2007)

Health Groups Sponsor SCHIP Briefing (3/2/2007)

Volume 14, Bulletin 7 — February 16, 2007     [or see pdf version]


House Passes Pilot Program For Patent Law Judges

Friday’s PPIC Luncheon To Focus on Water Issues

House Immigration Subcommittee Considers Proposed Fee Increases

House Agriculture Reviews Farm Bill Reauthorization

House Trade Subcommittee Explores U.S.-China Trade Issues; U.S. Files WTO Case Against China

House Judiciary Subcommittee Begins Review Of Patent Law

House Ways and Means Discusses Family Support and Poverty

Senate Committee Examines Stern Review on the Economic Impacts of Climate Change

Federal Fusion Energy Science Community Celebrates FY08 Budget Level

Senate Committee Discusses USCAP Report

Ways And Means/Finance Committees Briefed On ‘07 Trade Agenda

Governor Schwarzenegger Appoints Linda Ulrich as Director of Washington D.C. Office

New Report Updates Feasibility of Auburn Dam Project

PPIC Study Finds California Employment Not Hurt by Companies Expanding Operations to Other States

RAND Report Finds Nearly Half of California Hospitals Not Set to Meet Seismic Safety Standards

Volume 14, Bulletin 6 — February 9, 2007     [or see pdf version]


Institute Analysis of Federal Budget Online

California Bills Pass House Under Suspension

House Approves Meth Lab Bill

House Science Committee Hears From Speaker Pelosi During Global Climate Change Hearing

Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Discusses USDA’s Farm Bill Proposal

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Discusses Reauthorizing No Child Left Behind

Senate Commerce Weighs in on Global Climate Science and Politics

House Transportation Reports Water Bills

In Briefing with Cal Institute, PPIC Statewide Survey Authors Outline California Voter Opinions Re Congress, President, Speaker, State Leaders

Reps. Berman and McKeon Promote “Social Security Fairness Act”

PPIC Report Explores Difficult Budget Tradeoffs Required to Achieve Policy Demands

Golden State Roundtable Luncheon on February 13 To Feature California Health & Human Services Secretary Kim Belshé

AEI Conference Discusses Illegal Immigration

Center for an Urban Future Reports on the Effect of Immigrant Entrepreneurship In Major Cities

2006 California Dairy Production Sets New Records

New PPIC Release Explores Options for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

Water Briefing To Be Presented Friday February 16

Volume 14, Bulletin 5 — February 2, 2007    [or see pdf version]


House Passes Omnibus FY 2007 Continuing Appropriations

Water Quality Bills Approved By House T&I Subcommittee

Senate Finance Committee Discusses the Future of CHIP/SCHIP Program

Ways And Means Considers Global Trade Issue

Senate Judiciary Examines Status Of U.S.-Visit Program

With Boxer As Chair, Senate Environment Panel Takes Up Global Warming

Senate Energy Committee Examines Global Warming Analysis

Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Addresses Wildfire Suppression Funding Shortfall

Senate Hearing Advocates Increased Support for Federal Food Assistance

Senate Commerce Works To Promote Travel to America

California School Boards Association Gives Capitol Hill Briefing Regarding State and Federal Policy Issues

PPIC Statewide Survey Briefing To Describe Voter Attitudes Regarding National and State Issues and Leaders: Thursday, February 8

Volume 14, Bulletin 4 — January 26, 2007    [or see pdf version]


L.A. Bid for 2016 Olympics Gathers Steam

Science And Tech Committee Approves Methamphetamine Bill

New PPIC Poll Finds Californians Dubious About Washington, Looking Increasingly To Sacramento

Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Looks At Renewed Investment in Clean Water Infrastructure

House Transportation and Infrastructure Hearing Reviews the Future of Surface Transportation

House Hearing on the Economic and Societal Costs of Poverty with Proposals for the Future

Report Examines Economic Impact of U.S. Wine, Grape and Grape Products

California-Focused Briefing Considers Policy Strategies for Encouraging Latino Student Success in Higher Education

DHS to Distribute $445 Million to Secure Critical Infrastructure

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Addresses National Press Club Event

Environmental and Energy Study Institute Holds Briefing on California Low-Carbon Fuel Standard

California School Boards Representatives To Give Education Briefing: Friday 1/26 at 2:00 p.m.

Volume 14, Bulletin 3 — January 19, 2007    [or see pdf version]


Bipartisan California Delegation Meets to Consider Common Priorities

Governor Schwarzenegger Seeks Federal Aid for Citrus Freeze Emergency; Bipartisan Congressional Delegation Works to Expedite Request

Senate Hearing Draws Attention to Need for Transit Security Funding

Senate Finance Approves Small Business Tax Relief

Alternative Minimum Tax Called Top Taxpayer Problem for 2007

Californians Support Governor Schwarzenegger’s Health Plan, Although Not For Illegal Immigrants

RAND Study Reports Undocumented Immigrants Demand Little Public Funding From Health Care System

New PPIC Item, Balancing Regulation and Competition, Offers Progress Report on the California Electricity Market

Survey Finds Disparities in HIV Treatment

Legislative Analyst’s Office Releases Annual “Overview of the Governor’s Budget”

RAND Reports on Governing Urban School Districts

Mark Baldassare Selected To Be Next President & CEO of PPIC

Wednesday Lunch Briefing Re Higher Education and Latino Students

Volume 14, Bulletin 1 — January 12, 2007    [or see pdf version]


House Passes Bill Based on September 11 Panel Recommendations; Sends to Senate

House Approves Stem Cell Research Bill

House Moves New Rules As First Order Of Business

Appropriations Subcommittee Alignments/Expansions Announced

Extra Funding Sought For Base Realignments and Closures

Governor Releases Initiative To Bolster California Innovation

Governor Schwarzenegger Delivers Annual State of the State Address, Outlines Initiatives for Addressing California’s Challenges

Report Argues Scientific Competition Requires Policy Response

Report Argues SCHIP Reauthorization Vital For California Health Insurance Programs

American Enterprise Institute Hosts Panel on “Illegal Migration From Mexico To The United States”

Report Examines California Children’s Well Being

California Is Moving Downhill re Smoking Prevention, Argues America Lung Association

Cato Panel Examines Extent of U.S. Income Inequality

California Institute Holds Congressional Swearing-In Reception

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