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                                              Friday, July 22, 2011

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                              Daily Digest


Highlights

      The House passed H.R. 2551, Legislative Branch Appropriations 
      Act, 2012.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S4813-S4853
Measures Introduced: Four bills and one resolution were introduced, as 
follows: S. 1406-1409, and S. Res. 237.
  Pages S4845-46
Measures Reported:
  Report to accompany S. 968, to prevent online threats to economic 
creativity and theft of intellectual property. (S. Rept. No. 112-39)
  S. 27, to prohibit brand name drug companies from compensating 
generic drug companies to delay the entry of a generic drug into the 
market.
  S. 846, to designate the United States courthouse located at 80 
Lafayette Street in Jefferson City, Missouri, as the Christopher S. 
Bond United States Courthouse.
Page S4845
Measures Passed:
  September 11th Moment of Remembrance: Senate agreed to S. Res. 237, 
expressing the sense of the Senate regarding coming together as a 
Nation and ceasing all work or other activity for a moment of 
remembrance beginning at 1 PM Eastern Daylight Time on September 11, 
2011, in honor of the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks 
committed against the United States on September 11, 2001. 
                                                         Pages S4836-37
  Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act: Senate passed S. 300, to 
prevent abuse of Government charge cards, after agreeing to the 
committee amendments.
  Pages S4850-52
Measures Considered:
  Cut, Cap, and Balance Act:Senate continued consideration of the 
motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 2560, to cut, cap, and 
balance the Federal budget.
  Pages S4814-26
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 51 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. 116), Senate tabled the motion to 
proceed to consideration of the bill.
Pages S4825-26
Moment of Silence--Agreement: A unanimous-consent-agreement was reached 
providing that at 3:40 p.m., on Monday, July 25, 2011, Senate observe a 
moment of silence in memory of Office Jacob J. Chestnut and Detective 
John M. Gibson of the United States Capitol Police, who were killed 13 
years ago defending the Capitol against an armed intruder.
  Page S4852
Engelmayer and Manglona Nominations--Agreement: A unanimous-consent-
time agreement was reached providing that at 4:30 p.m., on Monday, July 
25, 2011, Senate begin consideration of the nomination of Paul A. 
Engelmayer, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the 
Southern District of New York, and the nomination of Ramona Villagomez 
Manglona, of the Northern Mariana Islands, to be Judge for the District 
Court for the Northern Mariana Islands for a term of ten years; that 
there be one hour for debate, equally divided in the usual form; that 
upon the use or yielding back of time, Senate vote, without intervening 
action or debate, on confirmation of the nomination of Paul A. 
Engelmayer, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the 
Southern District of New York, and the nomination of Ramona Villagomez 
Manglona, of the Northern Mariana Islands, to be Judge for the District 
Court for the Northern Mariana Islands for a term of ten years, in that 
order; that no further motions be in order.
  Page S4852
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  James T. Ryan, of Utah, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of 
the National Institute of Building Sciences for a term expiring 
September 7, 2013.
  Larry W. Walther, of Arkansas, to be a Member of the Board of 
Directors of the Export-Import Bank

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of the United States for a term expiring January 20, 2013.
  Mary B. DeRosa, of the District of Columbia, to be an Alternate 
Representative of the United States of America to the Sixty-sixth 
Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
  Frank E. Loy, of the District of Columbia, to be an Alternate 
Representative of the United States of America to the Sixty-sixth 
Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
  Kendrick B. Meek, of Florida, to be a Representative of the United 
States of America to the Sixty-sixth Session of the General Assembly of 
the United Nations.
  6 Army nominations in the rank of general.
  5 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.
Page S4853
Messages from the House:
  Page S4845
Measures Referred:
  Page S4845
Measures Placed on the Calendar:
  Pages S4813, S4845


 =========================== NOTE =========================== 

  
  On page D827, July 22, 2011 the following language appears: 
Measures Placed on the Calendar: Page S4845
  
  The online Record has been corrected to read: Measures Placed on 
the Calendar: Pages S4813, S4845


 ========================= END NOTE ========================= 

     Additional Cosponsors:
     s on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
     l Statements:30Privileges 
     of the Floor:30Record 
     Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--116) 
                                                         Pages S4825-26
     Adjournment: Senate convened at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 2:44 
     prd Vo.m., until 2 p.m. on Monday, July 25, 2011. (For 
     Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority 
     Leader in today's Record on page S4853.)



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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
  No committee meetings were held.



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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 8 public bills, H.R. 2623-
2630; and 3 resolutions, H. Res. 365-367 were introduced. 
                                                         Pages H5398-99
Additional Cosponsors:
  Page H5399
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 2117, to prohibit the Department of Education from overreaching 
into academic affairs and program eligibility under title IV of the 
Higher Education Act of 1965, with an amendment (H. Rept. 112-177) and
  H.R. 2218, to amend the charter school program under the Elementary 
and Secondary Education Act of 1965, with an amendment (H. Rept. 112-
178).
Page H5398
Recess: The House recessed at 9:41 a.m. and reconvened at 10:02 a.m. 
                                                             Page H5382
Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2012: The House passed H.R. 
2551, making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2012, by a yea-and-nay vote of 252 yeas to 
159 nays, Roll No. 629. Consideration of the measure began yesterday, 
July 21st.
  Pages H5378-81, H5382-87
Agreed to:
  Hayworth amendment (No. 5 printed in H. Rept. 112-173) that was 
debated on July 21st that cuts the $632,780 increase in funding for the 
Botanic Garden and transfers it to the spending reduction account (by a 
recorded vote of 299 ayes to 112 noes, Roll No. 623) and
Page H5383
  Stutzman amendment (No. 8 printed in H. Rept. 112-173) that was 
debated on July 21st that reduces the Government Printing Office by 
$4,946,140.80 by transferring $3,414,150.29 from Government Printing 
Office, Congressional Printing and Binding, and $1,531,990.51 from 
Government Printing Office, Office of Superintendent of Documents and 
transfers the funds to the spending reduction account (by a recorded 
vote of 218 ayes to 194 noes, Roll No. 625).
Page H5384
Rejected:
  Watt amendment (No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 112-173) that was debated 
on July 21st that sought to reduce funding for the Office of 
Congressional Ethics (OCE) by 40% ($619,200) and transfer the funds to 
the spending reduction account (by a recorded vote of 102 ayes to 302 
noes with 7 voting ``present'', Roll No. 622);
Pages H5382-83
  Broun (GA) amendment (No. 6 printed in H. Rept. 112-173) that was 
debated on July 21st that sought to reduce funding for the Botanic 
Garden to

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the FY 2008 Level ($3,192,000 reduction) and transfer the funds to the 
spending reduction account (by a recorded vote of 153 ayes to 260 noes, 
Roll No. 624);
Pages H5383-84
  Thompson (PA) amendment (No. 15 printed in H. Rept. 112-173) that was 
debated on July 21st that sought to prohibit any funds in the bill from 
being available to purchase, acquire, install, or use any medium screw 
base compact fluorescent lamp or light bulb (CFL) (by a recorded vote 
of 130 ayes to 283 noes, Roll No. 626);
Pages H5385-86
  Holt amendment (No. 12 printed in H. Rept. 112-173) that sought to 
provide $2.5 million for the Congressional Office of Technology 
Assessment and reduce funding for the House Historic Buildings 
Revitalization Trust Fund by the same amount (by a recorded vote of 176 
ayes to 235 noes, Roll No. 627); and
Pages H5379-80, H5385-86
  Moran amendment (No. 9 printed in H. Rept. 112-173) that sought to 
prohibit the use of funds for polystyrene containers in the food 
service facilities of the House of Representatives (by a recorded vote 
of 179 ayes to 234 noes, Roll No. 628).
Pages H5380-81, H5386-87
  H. Res. 359, the rule providing for consideration of the bill, was 
agreed to yesterday, July 21st.
Meeting Hour: Agreed that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to 
meet on Monday, July 25th, when it shall convene at 10 a.m. for morning 
hour debate and 12 noon for legislative business.
  Page H5387
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page 
5381.
Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on 
pages H5399-H5400.
Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote and seven recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H5382, 
H5383, H5383-84, H5384-85, H5385, H5385-86, H5386-87 and H5387. There 
were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 1:01 p.m.



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Committee Meetings
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Foreign Affairs: On July 21, 2011, the full Committee 
continued markup of H.R. 2583, the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, 
Fiscal Year 2012. The bill was ordered reported, as amended.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Disability Assistance 
and Memorial Affairs held a markup of the following: H.R. 923, the 
``Veterans Pensions Protection Act of 2011''; H.R. 1025, to amend title 
38, United States Code, to recognize the service in the reserve 
components of certain persons by honoring them with status as veterans 
under law; H.R. 1826, to amend title 38, United States Code, to 
reinstate criminal penalties for persons charging veterans unauthorized 
fees; H.R. 1898, the ``Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act''; and 
H.R. 2349, to amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs to annually assess the skills of certain 
employees and managers of the Veterans Benefits Administration, and for 
other purposes. The following were forwarded, as amended: H.R. 1826, 
and H.R. 923. The following were forwarded without amendment: H.R. 1025 
and H.R. 1898. H.R. 2349 was withdrawn.

Joint Meetings
COPTIC CHRISTIAN IN EGYPT
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. Commission concluded 
a hearing to examine minority at risk, focusing on Coptic Christian in 
Egypt and renewed concerns over reports of disappearances, forced 
conversions and forced marriages of Coptic Christian women and girls, 
after receiving testimony from Jean Maher, Egyptian Union for Human 
Rights Organization, Houilles, France; Michele A. Clark, George 
Washington University Elliot School of International Affairs, 
Washington, D.C.; and Caroline Doss, Coptic Solidarity, Centreville, 
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Daily Digest/CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD



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                      CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

                 Week of July 25 through July 30, 2011

                             Senate Chamber

  On Monday, at 4:30 p.m., Senate will begin consideration of the 
nomination of Paul A. Engelmayer, of New York, to be United States 
District Judge for the Southern District of New York, and the 
nomination of Ramona Villagomez Manglona, of the Northern Mariana 
Islands, to be Judge for the District Court for the Northern Mariana 
Islands for a term of ten years, and vote on confirmation of the 
nominations, at approximately 5:30 p.m.
  During the balance of the week, Senate may consider any cleared 
legislative and executive business.


                           Senate Committees

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)
  Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: July 28, to 
hold hearings to examine the nomination of Brian T. Baenig, of the 
District of Columbia, to be Assistant Secretary of Agriculture; to 
be immediately followed by a

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hearing to examine opportunities for specialty crops and organics in 
the farm bill, 9:30 a.m., SD-G50.
  Committee on Appropriations: July 27, Subcommittee on Departments 
of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related 
Agencies, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates for 
fiscal year 2012 for the Department of Education, 10 a.m., SD-124.
  July 28, Subcommittee on Financial Service and General Government, 
to hold hearings to examine Federal disaster assistance budgeting, 
focusing on the role of the Federal government in mitigating the 
economic impact of severe weather events through long-term budgetary 
planning, 2 p.m., SD-138.
  Committee on Armed Services: July 26, to hold hearings to examine 
the nomination of General Martin E. Dempsey, USA for reappointment 
to the grade of general and to be Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of 
Staff, 9:30 a.m., SD-106.
  July 27, Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, to hold 
hearings to examine financial management and business transformation 
at the Department of Defense, 2 p.m., SR-232A.
  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: July 26, to hold 
hearings to examine the nominations of Martin J. Gruenberg, of 
Maryland, to be Chairperson and to be a Member of the Board of 
Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Thomas J. 
Curry, of Massachusetts, to be Comptroller of the Currency, 
Department of the Treasury, and S. Roy Woodall, Jr., of Kentucky, to 
be a Member of the Financial Stability Oversight Council, 10 a.m., 
SD-538.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: July 27, 
Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, to 
hold hearings to examine defending United States economic interests 
in the changing arctic, focusing on if there is a strategy, 10:30 
a.m., SR-253.
  July 27, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and 
Insurance, to hold hearings to examine improving highway and vehicle 
safety, focusing on reauthorization of the National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration, 2:30 p.m., SR-253.
  July 28, Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and 
Security, to hold hearings to examine aviation fuels, focusing on 
needs, challenges, and alternatives, 10 a.m., SR-253.
  Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: July 28, to hold 
hearings to examine the nominations of Charles DeWitt McConnell, of 
Ohio, to be Assistant Secretary of Energy for Fossil Energy, and 
Rebecca R. Wodder, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of the 
Interior for Fish and Wildlife, 10 a.m., SD-366.
  July 28, Subcommittee on National Parks, to hold hearings to 
examine S. 264, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey to 
the State of Mississippi 2 parcels of surplus land within the 
boundary of the Natchez Trace Parkway, S. 265, to authorize the 
acquisition of core battlefield land at Champion Hill, Port Gibson, 
and Raymond for addition to Vicksburg National Military Park, S. 
324, to amend the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Development Act to 
extend to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park 
Commission, S. 764, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to make 
technical corrections to the segment designations for the Chetco 
River, Oregon, S. 864, to designate a Distinguished Flying Cross 
National Memorial at the March Field Air Museum in Riverside, 
California, S. 883, to authorize National Mall Liberty Fund D.C. to 
establish a memorial on Federal land in the District of Columbia to 
honor free persons and slaves who fought for independence, liberty, 
and justice for all during the American Revolution, S. 888, to amend 
the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a segment of Illabot 
Creek in Skagit County, Washington, as a component of the National 
Wild and Scenic Rivers System, S. 925, to designate Mt. Andrea 
Lawrence, S. 970, to designate additional segments and tributaries 
of White Clay Creek, in the States of Delaware and Pennsylvania, as 
a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, S. 1063, 
to allow for the harvest of gull eggs by the Huna Tlingit people 
within Glacier Bay National Park in the State of Alaska, S. 1134, to 
authorize the St. Croix River Crossing Project with appropriate 
mitigation measures to promote river values, and S. 1235, to 
recognize the memorial at the Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, 
Florida, as the official national memorial of Navy SEALS and their 
predecessors, 2:30 p.m., SD-366.
  Committee on Finance: July 26, to hold hearings to examine 
perspectives on deficit reduction, focusing on a review of key 
issues, 10 a.m., SD-215.
  July 27, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine chief 
executive officer (CEO) perspectives on how the tax code affects 
hiring, businesses and economic growth, 10 a.m., SD-215.
  July 28, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the 
nominations of Janice Eberly, of Illinois, to be Assistant Secretary 
of the Treasury, and Juan F. Vasquez, of Texas, to be a Judge of the 
United States Tax Court, 10 a.m., SD-215.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: July 26, business meeting to 
consider S. 1280, to amend the Peace Corps Act to require sexual 
assault risk-reduction and response training, and the development of 
sexual assault protocol and guidelines, the establishment of victims 
advocates, the establishment of a Sexual Assault Advisory Council, 
S. Res. 216, encouraging women's political participation in Saudi 
Arabia, S. Con. Res. 17, expressing the sense of Congress that 
Taiwan should be accorded observer status in the International Civil 
Aviation Organization (ICAO), S. Res. 227, calling for the 
protection of the Mekong River Basin and increased United States 
support for delaying the construction of mainstream dams along the 
Mekong River, S. Res. 175, expressing the sense of the Senate with 
respect to ongoing violations of the territorial integrity and 
sovereignty of Georgia and the importance of a peaceful and just 
resolution to the conflict within Georgia's internationally 
recognized borders, Treaty between the Government of the United 
States of America and the Government of the Republic of Rwanda 
Concerning the Encouragement and Reciprocal Protection of 
Investment, signed at Kigali on February 19, 2008 (Treaty Doc. 110-
23), Convention between the Government of the United States

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of America and the Government of the Republic of Hungary for the 
Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion 
with Respect to Taxes on Income, signed on February 4, 2010, at 
Budapest (the ``proposed Convention'') and a related agreement 
effected by an exchange of notes on February 4, 2010 (Treaty Doc. 
111-07), Protocol Amending the Convention between the Government of 
the United States of America and the Government of the Grand Duchy 
of Luxembourg for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the 
Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income and 
Capital, signed on May 20, 2009, at Luxembourg (the ``proposed 
Protocol'') and a related agreement effected by the exchange of 
notes also signed on May 20, 2009 (Treaty Doc. 111-08), Protocol 
Amending the Convention between the United States of America and the 
Swiss Confederation for the Avoidance of Double Taxation with 
Respect to Taxes on Income, signed at Washington on October 2, 1996, 
signed on September 23, 2009, at Washington, as corrected by an 
exchange of notes effected November 16, 2010 and a related agreement 
effected by an exchange of notes on September 23, 2009 (Treaty Doc. 
112-01), Treaty between the Government of the United States of 
America and the Government of Bermuda relating to Mutual Legal 
Assistance in Criminal Matters, signed at Hamilton on January 12, 
2009 (Treaty Doc. 111-06), and the nominations of Jonathan Don 
Farrar, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Nicaragua, Derek J. Mitchell, of Connecticut, to be Special 
Representative and Policy Coordinator for Burma, with the rank of 
Ambassador, Frankie Annette Reed, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to 
the Republic of the Fiji Islands, and to serve concurrently and 
without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Republic of 
Nauru, the Kingdom of Tonga, Tuvalu, and the Republic of Kiribati, 
Paul D. Wohlers, of Washington, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Macedonia, William H. Moser, of North Carolina, to be Ambassador to 
the Republic of Moldova, Thomas M. Countryman, of Washington, to be 
Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Non-
Proliferation, Jeffrey DeLaurentis, to be Alternate Representative 
of the United States of America for Special Political Affairs in the 
United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador, and to be an Alternate 
Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of 
the General Assembly of the United Nations, during his tenure of 
service as Alternate Representative of the United States of America 
for Special Political Affairs in the United Nations, all of the 
Department of State, 2:30 p.m., S-116, Capitol.
  Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: July 26, to 
hold hearings to examine building a ladder of opportunity, focusing 
on what's working to make the American dream a reality for middle 
class families, 10 a.m., SD-430.
  July 28, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine Food and Drug 
Administration (FDA) user fees, focusing on advancing public health, 
9:45 a.m., SD-430.
  Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: July 26, 
Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight, to hold hearings to 
examine small business contracts, focusing on how oversight failures 
and regulatory loopholes allow large businesses to get and keep 
small business contracts, 10 a.m., SD-342.
  July 26, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the 
Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, to hold hearings to 
examine Federal workers' compensation program for injured employees, 
2 p.m., SD-342.
  July 27, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine ten years 
after 9/11, focusing on emergency communications, 10 a.m., SD-342.
  July 28, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the 
nominations of Mark D. Acton, of Kentucky, and Robert G. Taub, of 
New York, both to be a Commissioner of the Postal Regulatory 
Commission, 2:30 p.m., SD-342.
  Committee on Indian Affairs: July 28, to hold an oversight hearing 
to examine enforcing the ``Indian Gaming Regulatory Act'', focusing 
on the role of the National Indian Gaming Commission and tribes as 
regulators, 2:15 p.m., SD-628.
  Committee on the Judiciary: July 26, Subcommittee on Immigration, 
Refugees and Border Security, to hold hearings to examine the 
economic imperative for enacting immigration reform, 10 a.m., SD-
226.
  July 27, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine fulfilling 
our treaty obligations and protecting Americans abroad, 10 a.m., SD-
226.
  July 27, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the 
nominations of Edgardo Ramos, of Connecticut, Andrew L. Carter, Jr., 
and Jesse M. Furman, all to be a United States District Judge for 
the Southern District of New York, James Rodney Gilstrap, to be 
United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas, and 
Jennifer Guerin Zipps, to be United States District Judge for the 
District of Arizona, 2:30 p.m., SD-226.
  July 28, Full Committee, business meeting to consider S. 401, to 
help Federal prosecutors and investigators combat public corruption 
by strengthening and clarifying the law, S. 657, to encourage, 
enhance, and integrate Blue Alert plans throughout the United States 
in order to disseminate information when a law enforcement officer 
is seriously injured or killed in the line of duty, S. 409, to ban 
the sale of certain synthetic drugs, S. 605, to amend the Controlled 
Substances Act to place synthetic drugs in Schedule I, S. 839, to 
ban the sale of certain synthetic drugs, and the nomination of Steve 
Six, of Kansas, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth 
Circuit, 10 a.m., SD-226.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs: July 27, to hold hearings to 
examine the lifetime costs of supporting the newest generation of 
veterans, 10 a.m., SD-562.
  Select Committee on Intelligence: July 26, to hold hearings to 
examine the nomination of Matthew G. Olsen, of Maryland, to be 
Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Office of the 
Director of National Intelligence, 10 a.m., SD-562.
  July 26, Full Committee, to hold closed hearings to examine 
certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH-219.
  July 28, Full Committee, closed business meeting to consider 
pending calendar business, 2:30 p.m., SH-219.

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                            House Committees

  Committee on Agriculture, July 27, Subcommittee on General Farm 
Commodities and Risk Management, hearing on Agricultural Program 
Audit: Examination of Title I and the SURE Program, 10 a.m., 1300 
Longworth.
  July 28, Subcommittee on Rural Development, Research, 
Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture, hearing on Agricultural 
Program Audit: Examination of USDA Research Programs, 10 a.m., 1300 
Longworth.
  Committee on Appropriations, July 27, Subcommittee on State, 
Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, markup of the FY 2012 
State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill, 10 a.m., H-140 
Capitol.
  Committee on Armed Services, July 26, full Committee, hearing on 
Ten Years After the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force: 
Current Status of Legal Authorities, Detention, and Prosecution in 
the War on Terror, 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  July 26, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, 
hearing on Department of Defense investment in technology and 
capability to meet emerging security threats, 1:30 p.m., 2212 
Rayburn.
  July 26, Subcommittee on Readiness, hearing on total force 
readiness, 3 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  July 27, full Committee, hearing on the Way Ahead in Afghanistan, 
10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  July 27, Subcommittee on Military Personnel, hearing on the 
Reserve Components as an Operational Force: Potential Legislative 
and Policy Changes, 1:30 p.m., 2212 Rayburn.
  July 27, Subcommittee on Strategic Force, hearing on sustaining 
nuclear deterrence after New START, 3 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  July 28, Panel on Defense Financial Management and Auditability 
Reform, meeting to receive testimony on DOD's plans for financial 
management improvement and achieving audit readiness, 8 a.m., 2212 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Education and the Workforce, July 26, Subcommittee on 
Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, hearing entitled 
``Redefining `Fiduciary': Assessing the Impact of the Labor 
Department's Proposal on Workers and Retirees.'' 10 a.m., 2175 
Rayburn.
  July 27, full Committee, hearing entitled ``Education Reforms: 
Exploring Teacher Quality Initiatives.'' 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce, July 26, Subcommittee on 
Oversight and Investigations, hearing is entitled ``Cybersecurity: 
An Overview of Risks to Critical Infrastructure.'' 11 a.m., 2322 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services, July 26, Subcommittee on 
Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, hearing entitled 
``Examining Rental Purchase Agreements and the Potential Role for 
Federal Regulation.'' 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  July 26, Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology, 
hearing entitled ``Impact of Monetary Policy on the Economy: A 
Regional Fed Perspective on Inflation, Unemployment, and QE3.'' 2 
p.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  July 27, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing 
entitled ``Oversight of the Credit Rating Agencies Post Dodd-
Frank.'' 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  July 27, Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade, 
hearing entitled ``The Impact of the World Bank and Multi-Lateral 
Development Banks on National Security and U.S. Job Creation.'' 2 
p.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  July 28, Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community 
Opportunity, hearing entitled ``Insurance Oversight: Policy 
Implications for U.S. Consumers, Businesses and Jobs.'' 2 p.m., 2128 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Foreign Affairs, July 26, Subcommittee on Europe and 
Eurasia, hearing on Eastern Europe: The State of Democracy and 
Freedom, 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  July 26, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing on 
Reassessing American Grand Strategy in South Asia, 2:30 p.m., 2200 
Rayburn.
  July 26, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights 
and the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, 
joint hearing on AFRICOM: Promoting Partnership for Global Security 
in Africa, 2 p.m., 2255 Rayburn.
  July 27, Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, hearing 
on Axis of Abuse: U.S. Human Rights Policy toward Iran and Syria, 
Part 1, 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  July 28, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights, 
hearing on Improving Implementation of the Hague Convention on the 
Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, 2 p.m., 2172 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Homeland Security, July 26, Subcommittee on 
Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies, 
hearing entitled ``The Last Line of Defense: Federal, State, and 
Local Efforts to Prevent Nuclear and Radiological Terrorism Within 
the United States.'' 10 a.m., 311 Cannon.
  July 27, full Committee, hearing entitled ``Al Shabaab: 
Recruitment and Radicalization within the Muslim American Community 
and the Threat to the Homeland.'' 9:30 a.m., 311 Cannon.
  Committee on the Judiciary, July 26, Subcommittee on Crime, 
Terrorism and Homeland Security, hearing on H.R. 2572, the ``Clean 
Up Government Act of 2011.'' 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  July 26, Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement, 
hearing on H.R. 2497, the ``Hinder the Administration's Legalization 
Temptation Act.'' 1:30 p.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  July 27, Subcommittee on Courts, Commercial and Administrative 
Law, hearing entitled ``Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee 
Responsibilities and Remuneration.'' 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  July 27, full Committee, begin markup of the following: H.R. 1981, 
the ``Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act of 2011''; 
H.R. 1433, the ``Private Property Rights Protection Act of 2011''; 
H.R. __, the ``Appeal Time Clarification Act of 2011''; and H.R. 83, 
the ``Bullying Prevention and Intervention Act of 2011''. 11:15 
a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

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  July 28, full Committee, continue markup of the following: H.R. 
1981, the ``Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act of 
2011''; H.R. 1433, the ``Private Property Rights Protection Act of 
2011''; H.R. __, the ``Appeal Time Clarification Act of 2011''; and 
H.R. 83, the ``Bullying Prevention and Intervention Act of 2011''. 
10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Committee on Natural Resources, July 26, Subcommittee on 
Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs, hearing entitled 
``NOAA's Fishery Science: Is the Lack of Basic Science Costing 
Jobs?'' 2 p.m., 1324 Longworth.
  July 26, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, 
hearing on the following: H.R. 2578, to amend the Wild and Scenic 
Rivers Act related to a segment of the Lower Merced River in 
California, and for other purposes; and H.R. 1581, the ``Wilderness 
and Roadless Area Release Act of 2011.'' 10 a.m., 1334 Longworth.
  July 27, full Committee, hearing entitled ``State Perspectives on 
Offshore Revenue Sharing.'' 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.
  July 28, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular 
Affairs, hearing on the following: H.R. 50, the ``Multinational 
Species Conservation Funds Reauthorization Act''; H.R. 1760, the 
``Great Ape Conservation Reauthorization Amendments Act''; and H.R. 
1761, the ``Marine Turtle Conservation Reauthorization Act.'' 10 
a.m., 1324 Longworth.
  Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, July 26, full 
Committee, hearing entitled ``Operation Fast and Furious: The Other 
Side of the Border.'' 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  July 26, Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight 
and Government Spending, hearing entitled ``Lights Out: How EPA 
Regulations Threaten Affordable Power and Job Creation.'' 1:30 p.m., 
2154 Rayburn.
  July 27, full Committee, hearing entitled ``Disposal of Federal 
Real Property: Legislative Proposals.'' 9:30 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  July 27, Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service 
and Labor Policy, hearing entitled ``The Thrift Savings Plan: 
Helping Federal Employees Achieve Retirement Security.'' 1:30 p.m., 
2154 Rayburn.
  July 28, Subcommittee on Government Organization, Efficiency and 
Financial Management, hearing entitled ``Improper Medicare Payments: 
$48 Billion in Waste?'' 9:30 a.m., 2247 Rayburn.
  July 28, Subcommittee on Health Care, District of Columbia, 
Census, and the National Archives, hearing entitled ``Impact of 
Obamacare on Job Creators and Their Decision to Offer Health 
Insurance.'' 9:30 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on Rules, July 25, full Committee, hearing on H.R. 1938, 
the ``North-American-Made Energy Security Act.'' 3 p.m., H-313 
Capitol.
  July 26, full Committee, hearing on H.R. 2587, the ``Protecting 
Jobs from Government Interference Act.'' 3 p.m., H-313 Capitol.
  Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, July 26, Subcommittee 
on Research and Science Education, hearing entitled ``The Merit 
Review Process: Ensuring Limited Federal Resources are Invested in 
the Best Science.'' 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.
  Committee on Small Business, July 27, full Committee, hearing 
entitled ``Bureaucratic Obstacles for Small Exporters: Is our 
National Export Strategy Working?'' 1 p.m., 2360 Rayburn.
  July 28, Subcommittee on Healthcare and Technology, hearing 
entitled ``Small Businesses and PPACA: If They Like Their Coverage, 
Can They Keep It?'' 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.
  July 28, Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and 
Regulations, hearing entitled ``Open for Business: The Impact of the 
CFPB on Small Business.'' 1:30 p.m., 2360 Rayburn.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, July 26, 
Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, hearing 
entitled ``How to Improve Operations and Implement Efficiencies for 
the United States Coast Guard.'' 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  July 27, Subcommittee on Aviation, hearing entitled ``The European 
Union's Emissions Trading Scheme: A Violation of International 
Law.'' 9 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  July 28, Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, 
and Emergency Management, hearing entitled ``The Economic 
Development Administration: How to Improve Effectiveness through 
Reforms and Consolidations.'' 10:30 a.m., 2253 Rayburn.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs, July 25, Subcommittee on Health, 
hearing on the following: H.R. 198, the ``Veterans Dog Training 
Therapy Act''; H.R. 1154, the ``Veterans Equal Treatment for Service 
Dogs Act''; H.R. 1855, the ``Veterans' `Traumatic Brain Injury 
Rehabilitative Services' Improvements Act of 2011''; H.R. 2074, the 
``Veterans Sexual Assault Prevention Act''; H.R. 2530, to amend 
title 38, United States Code, to provide for increased flexibility 
in establishing rates for reimbursement of State homes by the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs for nursing home care provided to 
veterans; and draft legislation. 4 p.m., 334 Cannon.
  July 27, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, markup on 
pending legislation, 10 a.m., 334 Cannon.
  July 28, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing on 
Evaluating VA's SDVOSB Certification Process, 10 a.m., 334 Cannon.
  July 28, Subcommittee on Health, markup of pending legislation, 
9:30 a.m., 340 Cannon.
  Committee on Ways and Means, July 26, full Committee, hearing on 
alternative tax systems, with a focus on tax systems that are based 
on taxing consumption rather than income, 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.
  July 28, Subcommittee on Oversight, hearing on the new IRS paid 
tax return preparer program, 9:30 a.m., 1100 Longworth.
  House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, July 27, 
Subcommittee on Terrorism, HUMINT, Analysis, and 
Counterintelligence, hearing on Preventing Violent Radicalization in 
America, 3 p.m., B-318 Rayburn.
  July 28, full Committee, hearing on Ongoing Intelligence 
Activities, 4 p.m., HVC-304. This is a closed hearing.

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                             Joint Meetings

  Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: July 26, to hold 
hearings to examine Bosnia, focusing on obstacles to progress and 
recommendations for the international response, 2 p.m., 210, Cannon 
Building.
  Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: July 28, to hold 
hearings to examine United States policy and the Organization for 
Co-operation in Europe, focusing on making good on commitments and 
challenges, including unresolved conflicts, ethnic tension, 
corruption and lack of governance, racism and intolerance, and 
trafficking in persons, 1:30 p.m., 210, Cannon Building.
  Joint Economic Committee: July 27, to hold hearings to examine 
maximizing America's prosperity, focusing on how fiscal rules can 
restrain Federal overspending, 10 a.m., SH-216.



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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                        2 p.m., Monday, July 25

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Monday: After the transaction of any morning business (not 
to extend beyond 4:30 p.m.), Senate will begin consideration of the 
nomination of Paul A. Engelmayer, of New York, to be United States 
District Judge for the Southern District of New York, and the 
nomination of Ramona Villagomez Manglona, of the Northern Mariana 
Islands, to be Judge for the District Court for the Northern Mariana 
Islands for a term of ten years, and vote on confirmation of the 
nominations, at approximately 5:30 p.m.
  (At 3:40 p.m., the Senate will observe a moment of silence in memory 
of Officer Jacob J. Chestnut and Detective John M. Gibson of the United 
States Capitol Police.)

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                        10 a.m., Monday, July 25

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Monday: Begin consideration of H.R. 2584--Department of the 
Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 
(Subject to a Rule).
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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Black, Diane, Tenn., E1391
Engel, Eliot L., N.Y., E1388
Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E1389
Griffith, H. Morgan, Va., E1388
Grimm, Michael G., N.Y., E1387
Heinrich, Martin, N.M., E1391
Holden, Tim, Pa., E1390
Kaptur, Marcy, Ohio, E1388
Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E1387
Matsui, Doris O., Calif., E1392
Moore, Gwen, Wisc., E1390
Norton, Eleanor Holmes, D.C., E1392
Rangel, Charles B., N.Y., E1389
Reed, Tom, N.Y., E1391
Rooney, Thomas J., Fla., E1393
Rothman, Steven R., N.J., E1392
Schmidt, Jean, Ohio, E1388
Austin, David, Ga., E1391
Serrano, Jose E., N.Y., E1391
Sessions, Pete, Tex., E1388
Slaughter, Louise McIntosh, N.Y., E1389
Speier, Jackie, Calif., E1387
Waters, Maxine, Calif., E1391



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