Hill Tech Happenings, Week of September 25

By David Bruggeman
September 29, 2006

September 26
The Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness of the House Education and the Workforce Committee will hold a hearing on “The Internet and the College Campus: How the Entertainment Industry and Higher Education are Working to Combat Illegal Piracy.”
10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn Building

September 27
The House Judiciary Committee is holding a markup on pending legislation, including H.R. 6052, the Copyright Modernization Act of 2006.
Yes, this is the third time this bill is scheduled for markup. It has been scheduled and pulled twice before. It may be pulled again, or this could be the time it goes through. With the House planning to recess by the end of the week, action seems more likely this time.

Update – 9/27
Well, in an unusual move, Rep. Smith, chair of the subcommittee handling the bill, pulled it during the markup today. It hasn’t died, it will return, but not until the next Congress.

September 28
The Senate Armed Services Committee is holding a hearing on military voting and the Federal Voting Assistance Progam
9:30 a.m., 222 Russell Building

The Committee on House Administration will hold a hearing on Electronic Voting Machines: Verification, Security, and Paper Trails. Barbara Simon and Edward Felten, both members of USACM, are scheduled to testify.
10 a.m., 1310 Longworth Building

Update – September 29
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a markup, which is scheduled to include S2644, the PERFORM Act of 2006 and S3818, the Patent Reform Act of 2006”
TBA, 226 Dirksen Building

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