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                                         Thursday, October 13, 2011

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      House and Senate met in a Joint Meeting to receive His Excellency 
      Lee Myung-bak, President of the Republic of Korea.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S6473-S6563
Measures Introduced: Fourteen bills and three resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 1700-1713, S. Res. 293, and S. Con. Res. 30-
31.
  Pages S6505-06
Measures Reported:
  S. 1301, to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2012 to 2015 
for the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, to enhance measures 
to combat trafficking in person, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute.
Page S6505
Measures Passed:
  Enrollment Correction: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 31, directing 
the Secretary of the Senate to make a correction in the enrollment of 
S. 1280.
  Page S6562
  Underground Railroad Memorial 10-year Commemoration: Senate agreed to 
S. Res. 293, celebrating the 10-year commemoration of the Underground 
Railroad Memorial, comprised of the Gateway to Freedom Monument in 
Detroit, Michigan and the Tower of Freedom Monument in Windsor, 
Ontario, Canada.
  Page S6562
Joint Meeting--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached 
providing that the President of the Senate be authorized to appoint a 
committee on the part of the Senate to join with a like committee on 
the part of the House of Representatives to escort His Excellency Lee 
Myung-bak, President of the Republic of Korea, into the House Chamber 
for the joint meeting at 4 p.m., on Thursday, October 13, 2011. 
                                                             Page S6484
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and 
Related Agencies Appropriations Act--Agreement: A unanimous-consent 
agreement was reached providing that at 4 p.m., on Monday, October 17, 
2011, Senate begin consideration of H.R. 2112, making appropriations 
for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and 
Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 
2012; that the committee amendment be withdrawn and that the Chairman 
of the Committee on Appropriations, or his designee, be recognized to 
offer Amendment No. 738 which consists of the text of the withdrawn 
amendment as Division A, the text of S. 1572, making appropriations for 
Departments of Commerce and Justice, and Science, and Related Agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, as Division B, and the 
text of S. 1596, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, as Division C; provided 
further, that H.R. 2596, making appropriations for Departments of 
Commerce and Justice, and Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2012, as reported by the House Appropriations 
Committee, and Division C of Amendment No. 738 be deemed House passed 
text in H.R. 2112 for purposes of Rule XVI; and, that Amendment No. 738 
for the purpose of paragraph 1 of Rule XVI be considered a committee 
amendment.
  Pages S6561-62


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  On page D1092, October 13, 2011, the following language appears: 
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and 
Related Agencies Appropriations Act--Agreement: A unanimous-
consent agreement was reached . . . passed text in H.R. 2112 for 
purposes of Rule 16; and, that Amendment No. 738 for the purpose 
of paragraph 1 of Rule 16 be considered a committee amendment. 
Pages S6561-62
  
  The online Record has been corrected to read: Agriculture, Rural 
Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Act--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was 
reached . . . passed text in H.R. 2112 for purposes of Rule XVI; 
and, that Amendment No. 738 for the purpose of paragraph 1 of Rule 
XVI be considered a committee amendment. Pages S6561-62


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Higginbottom Nomination--Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time agreement 
was reached providing that at a time to be determined by the Majority 
Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, Senate begin 
consideration of the nomination of Heather A. Higginbottom, of the 
District of Columbia, to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management 
and Budget, that there be four hours 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, 
and that no further motions be in order to the nomination.
  Page S6497

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Bissoon Nomination--Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time agreement was 
reached providing that at 5:15 p.m., on Monday, October 17, 2011, 
Senate begin consideration of the nomination of Cathy Bissoon, of 
Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Western 
District of Pennsylvania; that there be 15 minutes for debate equally 
divided, in the usual form; and that upon the use or yielding back of 
time, Senate vote without intervening action or debate on confirmation 
of the nomination.
  Page S6563
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  By 48 yeas to 44 nays (Vote No. EX. 164), Alison J. Nathan, of New 
York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of 
New York.
Pages S6484-94, S6563


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  On page D1093, October 13, 2011, the following language appears: 
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations: 
By 48 yeas 44 nays (Vote No. EX. 164), Alison J. Nathan, of New 
York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District 
of New York. Pages S6484-94 By 83 yeas 8 nays (Vote No. EX. 165), 
Susan Owens Hickey, of Arkansas, to be United States District 
Judge for the Western District of Arkansas. Pages S6484-94 
Katherine B. Forrest, of New York, to be United States District 
Judge for the Southern District of New York. Pages S6484-94
  
  The online Record has been corrected to read: Nominations 
Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations: By 48 yeas 
to 44 nays (Vote No. EX. 164), Alison J. Nathan, of New York, to 
be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New 
York. Pages S6484-94, S6563 By 83 yeas to 8 nays (Vote No. EX. 
165), Susan Owens Hickey, of Arkansas, to be United States 
District Judge for the Western District of Arkansas. Pages S6484-
94, S6563 Katherine B. Forrest, of New York, to be United States 
District Judge for the Southern District of New York. Pages S6484-
94, S6563


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  By 83 yeas to 8 nays (Vote No. EX. 165), Susan Owens Hickey, of 
Arkansas, to be United States District Judge for the Western District 
of Arkansas.
Pages S6484-94, S6563
  Katherine B. Forrest, of New York, to be United States District Judge 
for the Southern District of New York.
Pages S6484-94, S6563
  Sung Y. Kim, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Korea.
Page S6497
Messages from the House:
  Page S6504
Measures Referred:
  Page S6504
Petitions and Memorials:
  Pages S6504-05
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S6505
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S6506-07
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S6507-16
Additional Statements:
  Pages S6503-04
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S6516-61
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S6561
Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S6561
Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--165) 
                                                         Pages S6493-94
Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:24 p.m., 
until 2 p.m. on Monday, October 17, 2011. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S6563.)



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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
IRAN
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded a 
hearing to examine addressing potential threats from Iran, focusing on 
Administration perspectives on implementing new economic sanctions one 
year later, including S. 1048, to expand sanctions imposed with respect 
to the Islamic Republic of Iran, North Korea, and Syria, after 
receiving testimony from Wendy Sherman, Under Secretary of State for 
Political Affairs; David S. Cohen, Under Secretary of the Treasury for 
Terrorism and Financial Intelligence; and David W. Mills, Assistant 
Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement.
INNOVATIVE PRACTICES TO CREATE JOBS AND REDUCE POLLUTION
Committee on Environment and Public Works: Subcommittee on Green Jobs 
and the New Economy concluded a hearing to examine innovative practices 
to create jobs and reduce pollution, after receiving testimony from 
Phil Schoen, Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO-Enterprises), 
Catoosa, Oklahoma; Kyle W. Kempf, National Small Business Association 
(NSBA), and Anne E. Smith, NERA Economic Consulting, both of 
Washington, D.C.; Edward White, Jr., National Grid, Waltham, 
Massachusetts; and Steve Rowlan, Nucor Corporation, Charlotte, North 
Carolina.
CARCIERI CRISIS
Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee concluded an oversight hearing 
to examine the Carcieri crisis, focusing on the ripple effect on jobs, 
economic development and public safety in native communities, after 
receiving testimony from Representative Cole; Larry Echo Hawk, 
Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Donald Laverdure, Principal 
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, and Jodi Gillette, 
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, all of the Department of 
the Interior; Richard A. Guest, Native American Rights Fund, 
Washington, D.C.; Colette Routel, William Mitchell College of Law, St. 
Paul, Minnesota; William Lomax, Native American Finance Officers 
Association, Phoenix, Arizona; and Carl J. Artman, Arizona State 
University College of Law, Tempe.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
following business items:
  S. 1301, to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2012 to 2015 
for the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, to enhance measures 
to combat trafficking in person, with amendments;
  H.R. 368, to amend title 28, United States Code, to clarify and 
improve certain provisions relating to the removal of litigation 
against Federal officers or agencies to Federal courts;
  S. 1636, to amend title 28, United States Code, to clarify the 
jurisdiction of the Federal courts;

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  H.R. 394, to amend title 28, United States Code, to clarify the 
jurisdiction of the Federal courts, with an amendment;
  S. 1637, to clarify appeal time limits in civil actions to which 
United States officers or employees are parties;
  H.R. 2633, to amend title 28, United States Code, to clarify the time 
limits for appeals in civil cases to which United States officers or 
employees are parties;
  S. 1014, to provide for additional Federal district judgeships, with 
an amendment; and
  The nominations of Adalberto Jose Jordan, of Florida, to be United 
States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit; John M. Gerrard, to be 
United States District Judge for the District of Nebraska; Mary 
Elizabeth Phillips, to be United States District Judge for the Western 
District of Missouri; Thomas Owen Rice, to be United States District 
Judge for the Eastern District of Washington; David Nuffer, to be 
United States District Judge for the District of Utah; and Steven R. 
Frank, to be United States Marshal for the Western District of 
Pennsylvania; Martin J. Pane, to be United States Marshal for the 
Middle District of Pennsylvania; and David Blake Webb, to be United 
States Marshal for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, all of the 
Department of Justice.
ARBITRATION
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
arbitration, including S. 987, to amend title 9 of the United States 
Code with respect to arbitration, and S. 1652, to amend title 9 of the 
United States Code to prohibit mandatory arbitration clauses in 
contracts for mobile service, after receiving testimony from Lori 
Swanson, Minnesota Attorney General, St. Paul; Deborah L. Pierce, 
Einstein at Elkins Park Hospital, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; F. Paul 
Bland, Chavez and Gertler, and Victor E. Schwartz, Shook, Hardy, and 
Bacon, LLP, on behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. 
Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, both of Washington, D.C.; and 
Christopher R. Drahozal, University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence.
INTELLIGENCE
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee held closed hearings on 
intelligence matters, receiving testimony from officials of the 
intelligence community.
  Committee recessed subject to the call.



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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 26 public bills, H.R. 3176-
3201, and 2 resolutions, H. Res. 434-437, were introduced. 
                                                         Pages H6919-20
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H6921-22
Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Palazzo to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H6857
Recess: The House recessed at 10:44 a.m. and reconvened at 11:30 a.m. 
                                                             Page H6865
Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest chaplain, Reverend Jesse 
Reyes, San Jose Catholic Church, Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. 
                                                             Page H6865
Protect Life Act: The House passed H.R. 358, to amend the Patient 
Protection and Affordable Care Act to modify special rules relating to 
coverage of abortion services under such Act, by a recorded vote of 251 
ayes to 172 noes, Roll No. 789.
  Pages H6885-H6903
  Rejected the Capps motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce with instructions to report the same to the House 
forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 173 yeas to 249 
nays, Roll No. 788.
Pages H6901-03
  Pursuant to the rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute 
recommended by the Committee on Energy and Commerce now printed in the 
bill shall be considered as adopted.
Page H6886
  H. Res. 430, the rule providing for consideration of the bill, was 
agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 248 yeas to 173 nays, Roll No. 786, 
after the previous question was ordered without objection. 
                                                         Pages H6869-81
  A point of order was raised against the consideration of H. Res. 430 
and it was agreed to proceed with consideration of the resolution by 
voice vote.
Pages H6869-71
EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011: The House passed H.R. 2250, to 
provide additional time for the

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Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to issue 
achievable standards for industrial, commercial, and institutional 
boilers, process heaters, and incinerators, by a recorded vote of 275 
ayes to 142 noes, Roll No. 791. Consideration of the measure began on 
October 6th.
  Pages H6881-82, H6903-06
  Rejected the Castor motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce with instructions to report the same to the House 
forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 170 ayes to 246 
noes, Roll No. 790.
Pages H6903-05
Rejected:
  Cohen amendment (No. 22 printed in the Congressional Record of 
October 4, 2011) that was debated on October 12th that sought to insert 
a subparagraph relating to potential reductions in the number of 
illness-related absences from work due to respiratory or other 
illnesses (by a recorded vote of 174 ayes to 250 noes, Roll No. 787). 
                                                         Pages H6881-82
  H. Res. 419, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 
2681) and (H.R. 2250) was agreed to on October 4th.
Recess: The House recessed at 2:27 p.m. for the purpose of receiving 
His Excellency Lee Myung-bak, President of the Republic of Korea. The 
House reconvened at 5:19 p.m., and agreed that the proceedings had 
during the Joint Meeting be printed in the Record.
  Pages H6882, H6885
Joint Meeting To Receive His Excellency Lee Myung-bak, President of the 
Republic of Korea: The House and Senate met in a joint session to 
receive His Excellency Lee Myung-bak, President of the Republic of 
Korea. He was escorted into the Chamber by a committee comprised of 
Representatives Cantor, McCarthy (CA), Hensarling, Dreier, Ros-
Lehtinen, Camp, McKeon, Manzullo, Royce, Brady (TX), Granger, Reichert, 
Pelosi, Hoyer, Larson (CT), Becerra, Van Hollen, Rangel, Conyers, 
Ackerman, Loretta Sanchez, Schwartz, Levin, and Matsui; and Senators 
Reid, Begich, Kerry, Webb, McConnell, Alexander, Barrasso, Thune, 
Cornyn, Lugar, and Portman.
  Pages H6882-85
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and 
subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H6865.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes and four recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H6881, 
H6881-82, H6902-03, H6903, H6905, and H6905-06. There were no quorum 
calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 9:59 p.m.



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Committee Meetings
NATIONAL DEFENSE AND U.S. MILITARY ASSESSMENT
Committee on Armed Services: held a hearing entitled ``The Future of 
National Defense and the U.S. Military Ten Years After 9/11: 
Perspectives of Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the 
Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey.'' Testimony was heard from Leon 
Panetta, Secretary, Department of Defense and, General Martin Dempsey, 
USA, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff.
AERIAL REFUELING AIRCRAFT PROGRAMS
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection 
Forces, held a hearing on an update on KC-46A and legacy aerial 
refueling aircraft programs. Testimony was heard from the following 
officials of Department of Defense: Shay Assad, Director, Defense 
Procurement, Acquisition Policy and Strategic Sourcing, Under Secretary 
of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, David M. Van 
Buren, Service Acquisition Executive, U.S. Air Force; Major General 
Bruce Litchfield, Special Assistant to the Commander, Air Force 
Materiel Command, U.S. Air Force; Major General Christopher C. Bogdan, 
Program Executive Officer, KC-46 Tanker Modernization Directorate, U.S. 
Air Force.
EMPLOYER PROVIDED HEALTH CARE
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Health, 
Employment, Labor, and Pensions, held a hearing entitled, hearing 
entitled ``Regulations, Costs, and Uncertainty in Employer Provided 
Health Care.'' Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
CONSUMER ATTITUDES ON PRIVACY
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade, held a hearing entitled ``Understanding 
Consumer Attitudes About Privacy.'' Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.
AMERICAN ENERGY INITIATIVE
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy and Power, 
held a hearing on The American Energy Initiative: Electric Transmission 
Issues, Including Topics Related to the Sitting, Planning, and 
Allocation of Costs for Electricity Transmission Infrastructure. 
Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of 
Energy: Jon Wellinghoff, Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission; Lauren Azar, Senior Advisor, Office of the Secretary, and 
public witnesses.

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U.S. HOUSING FINANCE SYSTEM IN THE GLOBAL CONTEX
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on International Monetary 
Policy and Trade held a hearing entitled ``The U.S. Housing Finance 
System in the Global Context: Structure, Capital Sources, and Housing 
Dynamics.'' Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
THE SECTION 8 SAVINGS ACT OF 2011
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and 
Community Opportunity, held a hearing entitled ``The Section 8 Savings 
Act of 2011: Proposals to Promote Economic Independence for Assisted 
Families.'' Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
THREATS AND SECURITY IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Held a hearing entitled ``Emerging 
Threats and Security in the Western Hemisphere: Next Steps for U.S. 
Policy.'' Testimony was heard from the following officials with the 
Department of State: William R. Brownfield, Assistant Secretary, Bureau 
of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, and Philip S. 
Goldberg, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Intelligence and Research; 
Daniel L. Glaser, Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing, Office 
of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, U.S. Department of Treasury; 
Paul N. Stockton, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense 
and Americas' Security Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense.
UNITED NATIONS TRANSPARENCY, ACCOUNTABILITY AND REFORM ACT
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Ordered reported H.R. 2829 to promote 
transparency, accountability, and reform within the United Nations 
system.
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012
Committee on Homeland Security: Ordered reported, as amended, H.R. 
3116, ``Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act for Fiscal 
Year 2012.''
TSA TECHNOLOGY PROCUREMENT AND JOB GROWTH
Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Transportation Security 
continued hearings entitled ``TSA Reform: Exploring Innovations in 
Technology Procurement to Stimulate Job Growth, Part II.'' Testimony 
was heard from public witnesses.
TO AMEND SECTION 2710 OF TITLE 18, UNITED STATES CODE, TO CLARIFY THAT 
A VIDEO TAPE SERVICE PROVIDER MAY OBTAIN A CONSUMER'S INFORMED, WRITTEN 
CONSENT ON AN ONGOING BASIS AND THAT CONSENT MAY BE OBTAINED THROUGH 
THE INTERNET
Committee on the Judiciary: Ordered reported, amended, H.R. 2471 to 
amend section 2710 of title 18, United States Code, to clarify that a 
video tape service provider may obtain a consumer's informed, written 
consent on an ongoing basis and that consent may be obtained through 
the Internet.
GULF COAST OIL SPILL INVESTIGATION REPORT
Committee on Natural Resources: Hearing entitled ``BOEMRE/U.S. Coast 
Guard Joint Investigation Team Report.'' Testimony was heard from the 
following officials of the U.S. Coast Guard: Captain Hung Nguyen, Co-
Chair of the Joint Investigation Team, Vice Admiral Brian M. Salerno, 
Deputy Commandant for Operations, and Michael Bromwich, Director, 
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, U.S. Department of the 
Interior, and public witnesses.
POSTAL REFORM ACT
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Ordered reported, 
amended, H.R. 2309 Postal Reform Act of 2011.
THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT REVIEW
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Subcommittee on 
Investigations and Oversight held a hearing entitled ``The Endangered 
Species Act: Reviewing the Nexus of Science and Policy.'' Testimony was 
heard from Gary Frazer, Assistant Director, Endangered Species, U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, and public 
witnesses.
ADVANCING COAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOR A SECURE ENERGY FUTURE
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Subcommittee on Energy and 
Environment held a hearing entitled ``Advancing Coal Research and 
Development for a Secure Energy Future.'' Testimony was heard from 
public witnesses.

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STREAMLINING EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: IMPROVING PREPAREDNESS, RESPONSE, 
AND CUTTING COSTS
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on 
Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management held a 
hearing entitled ``Streamlining Emergency Management: Improving 
Preparedness, Response, and Cutting Costs.'' Testimony was heard from 
W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 
Matthew A. Jadacki, Assistant Inspector General, Emergency Management 
Oversight, Department of Homeland Security, Dean Hunter, Deputy 
Director, Facilities, Security, and Contracting, U.S. Office of 
Personnel Management, and public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Ordered reported the 
following bills: H.R. 2668 ``Brian A. Terry Memorial Act''; H.R. 2919 
``Community Shelter Protection Act of 2011''; H.R. 1734 amended, 
``Civilian Property Realignment Act''; and H.R. 2840 amended, 
``Commercial Vessel Discharges Reform Act of 2011.'' 11:15 a.m., 2167 
Rayburn.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Ways and Means: Ordered reported the following bills: H.R. 
674, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the 
imposition of 3 percent withholding on certain payments made to vendors 
by government entities, and H.R. 2576, to amend the Internal Revenue 
Code of 1986 to modify the calculation of modified adjusted gross 
income for purposes of determining eligibility for certain healthcare-
related programs.

Joint Meetings
POLITICAL TRANSITION IN TUNISIA
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. Commission concluded 
a briefing on elections and political transition in Tunisia, focusing 
on Tunisia's mass popular uprising, known as the ``Jasmine 
Revolution,'' after receiving testimony from Stephen McInerney, Project 
on Middle East Democracy (POMED), Barrie Freeman, National Democratic 
Institute (NDI), and Mohamed Malouche, Tunisian American Young 
Professionals, all of Washington, D.C.



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                     COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

                            OCTOBER 14, 2011

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  No meetings/hearings scheduled.


                                 House

  Committee on Armed Services,  Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, 
hearing entitled ``Nuclear Weapons Modernization in Russia and 
China: Understanding Impacts to the United States.'' 11:30 p.m., 
2212 Rayburn.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations, hearing entitled ``Continuing Developments Regarding 
the Solyndra Loan Guarantee.'' 9:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Capital Markets 
and Government Sponsored Enterprises, hearing entitled ``Legislative 
Proposals to Bring Certainty to the Over-the-Counter Derivatives 
Market.'' 9 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  Committee on Foreign Affairs, Full Committee hearing on Iran and 
Syria: Next Steps? Part II. 9:30 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Committee on Homeland Security,  Subcommittee on Oversight, 
Investigations, and Management, hearing entitled ``A Call to Action: 
Narco-Terrorism's Threat to the Southern U.S. Border.'' 10 a.m., 311 
Cannon.
  Committee on the Judiciary, Full Committee, to continue markup of 
the following: H.R. 2870 ``Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2011''; 
H.R. 1254 ``Synthetic Drug Control Act of 2011''; H.R. 10 
``Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2011''; 
H.R. 822 ``National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011''; and 
H.R. 3012 ``Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act''. 10 a.m., 
2141 Rayburn.
  Committee on Natural Resources,  Subcommittee on National Parks, 
Forests and Public Lands, hearing entitled ``Payments in Lieu of 
Taxes.'' 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.



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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                       2 p.m., Monday, October 17

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Monday: After the transaction of any morning business (not 
to extend beyond 4 p.m.), Senate will begin consideration of H.R. 2112, 
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and 
Related Agencies Appropriations Act. At 5:15 p.m., Senate will begin 
consideration of the nomination of Cathy Bissoon, of Pennsylvania, to 
be United States District Judge for the Western District of 
Pennsylvania, and vote on confirmation of the nomination at 
approximately 5:30 p.m.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                       9 a.m., Friday, October 14

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Friday: Consideration of H.R. 2273--Coal Residuals Reuse 
and Management Act (Subject to a Rule).
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Ackerman, Gary L., N.Y., E1846
Adams, Sandy, Fla., E1856
Baca, Joe, Calif., E1865
Bachmann, Michele, Minn., E1847, E1849
Barletta, Lou, Pa., E1851
Boren, Dan, Okla., E1862
Boustany, Charles W., Jr., La., E1864
Brady, Robert A., Pa., E1850
Coffman, Mike, Colo., E1849
Conyers, John, Jr., Mich., E1857, E1859
Crowley, Joseph, N.Y., E1849, E1858
Cuellar, Henry, Tex., E1853
Farr, Sam, Calif., E1862
Fincher, Stephen Lee, Tenn., E1864
Frank, Barney, Mass., E1857
Frelinghuysen, Rodney P., N.J., E1849, E1861, E1863, E1864, E1865
Graves, Sam, Mo., E1860, E1861, E1861
Grijalva, Raul M., Ariz., E1851
Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E1856
Honda, Michael M., Calif., E1853
Johnson, Henry C. ``Hank'', Jr., Ga., E1852, E1860
Johnson, Sam, Tex., E1852
Keating, William R., Mass., E1861
Kucinich, Dennis J., Ohio, E1845, E1852, E1853, E1855, E1860
Latta, Robert E., Ohio, E1864
Luetkemeyer, Blaine, Mo., E1848
McClintock, Tom, Calif., E1860
Michaud, Michael H., Me., E1846, E1852, E1859
Miller, Jeff, Fla., E1858
Murphy, Christopher S., Conn., E1862
Neal, Richard E., Mass., E1863
Pelosi, Nancy, Calif., E1859
Rangel, Charles B., N.Y., E1856
Rush, Bobby L., Ill., E1861
Sarbanes, John P., Md., E1857
Slaughter, Louise McIntosh, N.Y., E1848
Sutton, Betty, Ohio, E1852
Tipton, Scott R., Colo., E1856, E1856, E1857, E1858, E1859, E1859
Towns, Edolphus, N.Y., E1845, E1846, E1847, E1847, E1848, E1848, E1849, 
E1850, E1851
Upton, Fred, Mich., E1847
Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E1861
Walden, Greg, Ore., E1848
Wasserman Schultz, Debbie, Fla., E1865
West, Allen B., Fla., E1850
Wilson, Frederica S., Fla., E1848
Yoder, Kevin, Kans., E1864



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