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                                           Monday, October 24, 2011

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                              Daily Digest


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
  The Senate met at 3:45:01 p.m. in pro forma session, and recessed at 
3:45:32 p.m. until 11 a.m., on Thursday, October 27, 2011.



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Committee Meetings
  No committee meetings were held.



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Daily Digest/House of Representatives



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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 13 public bills, H.R. 3241-
3253; and 2 resolutions, H. Res. 445-446 were introduced. 
                                                         Pages H7007-08
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H7008-09
Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows:
  H. Res. 444, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1904) to 
facilitate the efficient extraction of mineral resources in southeast 
Arizona by authorizing and directing an exchange of Federal and non-
Federal land, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 112-258).
Page H7007
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Smith (NE) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H6989
Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest chaplain, Reverend 
Avelino Gonzalez, Saint Joseph's Catholic Church, Washington, DC. 
                                                             Page H6989
Recess: The House recessed at 2:08 p.m. and reconvened at 4:15 p.m. 
                                                             Page H6990
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Kantishna Hills Renewable Energy Act of 2011: H.R. 441, amended, to 
authorize the Secretary of the Interior to issue permits for a 
microhydro project in nonwilderness areas within the boundaries of 
Denali National Park and Preserve and to acquire land for Denali 
National Park and Preserve from Doyon Tourism, Inc.;
  Pages H6990-91
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To authorize the Secretary 
of the Interior to issue permits for microhydro projects in 
nonwilderness areas within the boundaries of Denali National Park and 
Preserve, to acquire land for Denali National Park and Preserve from 
Doyon Tourism, Inc., and for other purposes.''
Page H6991
  Amending the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998 to 
authorize funds to acquire hydrographic data and provide hydrographic 
services specific to the Arctic: H.R. 295, amended, to amend the 
Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998 to authorize funds to 
acquire hydrographic data and provide hydrographic services specific to 
the Arctic for safe navigation, delineating the United States extended 
continental shelf, and the monitoring and description of coastal 
changes;
  Pages H6991-92
  McKinney Lake National Fish Hatchery Conveyance Act: H.R. 1160, 
amended, to require the Secretary of the Interior to convey the 
McKinney Lake National Fish Hatchery to the State of North Carolina, by 
a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 395 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 
802;
  Pages H6992-94, H7003
  South Utah Valley Electric Conveyance Act: H.R. 461, amended, to 
direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal features 
of the electric distribution system to the South Utah Valley Electric 
Service District;
  Pages H6994-95
  Directing the Secretary of the Interior to allow for prepayment of 
repayment contracts between the United States and the Uintah Water 
Conservancy District: H.R. 818, to direct the Secretary of the Interior 
to allow for prepayment of repayment contracts between the United 
States and the Uintah Water Conservancy District;
  Pages H6995-96

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  Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial Act: H.R. 320, to 
designate a Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial at the March 
Field Air Museum in Riverside, California, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 
392 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 801; and
  Pages H6996-97, H7002-03
  European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act of 2011: H.R. 
2594, to prohibit operators of civil aircraft of the United States from 
participating in the European Union's emissions trading scheme. 
                                                      Pages H6997-H7002
Recess: The House recessed at 5:30 p.m. and reconvened at 6:30 p.m. 
                                                             Page H7002
Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the 
proceedings of today and appear on pages H7002-03, H7003. There were no 
quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 2 p.m. and adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

House
DEFENSE INDUSTRIAL BASE: A NATIONAL SECURITY IMPERATIVE
Committee on Armed Services: Panel on Business Challenges within the 
Defense Industry, hearing on the Defense Industrial Base: A National 
Security Imperative. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
SOUTHEAST ARIZONA LAND EXCHANGE AND CONSERVATION ACT OF 2011
Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 1904, the 
``Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2011.'' The 
Committee granted, by voice vote, a structured rule providing one hour 
of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and 
ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources. The rule 
waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule 
provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended 
by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the bill, modified 
by the amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on 
Rules accompanying the resolution, shall be considered as an original 
bill for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read. The 
rule waives all points of order against the committee amendment in the 
nature of a substitute, as modified. The rule makes in order only those 
further amendments printed in part B of the Rules committee report 
accompanying the resolution. Each such amendment may be offered only in 
the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member 
designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be 
debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and 
controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to 
amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the 
question. The rule waives all points of order against the amendments 
printed in part B of the report. Finally, the rule provides one motion 
to recommit with or without instructions.
  Testimony was heard from Chairman Hastings of Washington; Rep. Gosar; 
Rep. Markey; and Rep. Grijalva.



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                      CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

              Week of October 25 through October 29, 2011

                             Senate Chamber

  The Senate will not be in session and will meet on Thursday, October 
27, 2011 at 11 a.m. for a pro forma session only with no business 
conducted.


                           Senate Committees

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)
  No meetings/hearings scheduled.


                            House Committees

  Committee on Armed Services, October 25, Subcommittee on Military 
Personnel, hearing on military retirement reform, 1 p.m., 2212 
Rayburn.
  October 26, full Committee, hearing on economic consequences of 
defense sequestration, 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  October 26, Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, hearing 
on Army acquisition and modernization, 2 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  October 27, Panel on Defense Financial Management and Auditability 
Reform, hearing on DOD's Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system 
implementation efforts, 8 a.m., 2212 Rayburn.
  October 27, Subcommittee on Readiness, hearing on readiness in the 
age of austerity, 10 a.m., 2212 Rayburn.
  Committee on Education and the Workforce,  October 25, 
Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, hearing on 
``Government-Run Student Loans: Ensuring the Direct Loan Program is 
Accountable to Students and Taxpayers.'' 10 a.m. 2175 Rayburn.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce,  October 25, Subcommittee on 
Energy and Power, hearing on H.R. 1633, the ``Farm Dust Regulation 
Prevention Act of 2011.'' 10 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.
  October 25, Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, 
hearing entitled ``Internet Gaming: Is there a Safe Bet?'' 10:30 
a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  October 26, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations; and the 
Subcommittee on Health, joint hearing entitled ``CLASS Cancelled: An 
Unsustainable Program and Its Consequences for the Nation's 
Deficit.'' 9 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

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  Committee on Financial Services,  October 25, Subcommittee on 
Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity, hearing entitled 
``Insurance Oversight: Policy Implications for U.S. Consumers, 
Businesses and Jobs, Part 2,'' 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  October 25, Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and 
Trade, hearing entitled ``The Eurozone Crisis and Implications for 
the United States,'' 10 a.m. 2128 Rayburn.
  October 26, full Committee, markup of the following: H.R. 2940, 
the ``Access to Capital for Job Creators Act''; H.R. 2167, the 
``Private Company Flexibility and Growth Act''; H.R. 1965, to amend 
the securities laws to establish certain thresholds for shareholder 
registration, and for other purposes; and H.R. 2930, the 
``Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act.'' 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  October 27, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer 
Credit, hearing entitled ``Proposed Regulations to Require Reporting 
of Nonresident Alien Deposit Interest Income.'' 9:30 a.m., 2128 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Foreign Affairs, October 25, full Committee, hearing 
entitled ``Deployment of U.S. Forces in Central Africa and 
Implementation of The Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and 
Northern Uganda Recovery Act.'' 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  October 26, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, hearing on ``The 
Expanding U.S.-Korea Alliance.'' 11 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  October 27, full Committee, hearing entitled ``Afghanistan and 
Pakistan: Transition and the Way Forward.'' 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  October 27, Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia, hearing entitled 
``The Eurozone Crisis: Destabilizing the Global Economy.'' 2 p.m., 
2172 Rayburn.
  October 27, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human 
Rights, hearing entitled ``The Trafficking in Persons Report 2011: 
Truth, Trends, and Tier Rankings.'' 2 p.m., 2200 Rayburn.
  Committee on Homeland Security,  October 25, Subcommittee on 
Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, hearing 
entitled ``Five Years Later: An Assessment of the Post Katrina 
Emergency Management Reform Act.'' 10 a.m., 311 Cannon.
  October 26, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence; and 
Subcommittee on Oversight Investigations and Management, joint 
hearing entitled ``Iranian Terror Operations on American Soil.'' 10 
a.m., 311 Cannon.
  Committee on the Judiciary, October 25, full Committee, hearing on 
H.R. 3010, the ``Regulatory Accountability Act of 2011.'' 10:15 
a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  October 25, full Committee, markup of the following: H.R. 822, the 
``National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011''; H.R. 420, the 
``Veterans' Heritage Firearms Act of 2011''; H.R. 10, the 
``Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2011''; 
H.R. 2870, the ``Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2011''; H.R. 
1254, the ``Synthetic Drug Control Act of 2011''; and H.R. 3012, the 
``Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act''. 1 p.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  October 26, full Committee, hearing entitled ``Oversight Hearing 
on the Department of Homeland Security.'' 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  October 26, Subcommittee on the Constitution, hearing entitled 
``The State of Religious Liberty in the United States.'' 2:30 p.m., 
2141 Rayburn.
  October 27, full Committee, continued markup of the following: 
H.R. 822, the ``National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011''; 
H.R. 420, the ``Veterans' Heritage Firearms Act of 2011''; H.R. 10, 
the ``Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 
2011''; H.R. 2870, the ``Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2011''; 
H.R. 1254, the ``Synthetic Drug Control Act of 2011''; and H.R. 
3012, the ``Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act''. 9 a.m., 2141 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Natural Resources, October 25, Subcommittee on 
National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, hearing on the following: 
H.R. 41, the ``Beauty Mountain and Agua Tibia Wilderness Act of 
2011''; H.R. 113, the ``Angeles and San Bernardino National Forests 
Protection Act''; H.R. 490, to modify the boundaries of Cibola 
National Forest in the State of New Mexico, to transfer certain 
Bureau of Land Management land for inclusion in the Manzano Mountain 
Wilderness, and for other purposes; H.R. 608, the ``Alpine Lakes 
Wilderness Additions and Pratt and Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rivers 
Protection Act''; H.R. 977, the ``Sleeping Bear Dunes National 
Lakeshore Conservation and Recreation Act''; H.R. 1126, the 
``Disposal of Excess Federal Lands Act of 2011''; H.R. 1413, the 
``Devil's Staircase Wilderness Act of 2011''; and H.R. 2050, the 
``Idaho Wilderness Water Resources Protection Act''. 10 a.m., 1334 
Longworth.
  October 25, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and 
Insular Affairs, hearing on the following: H.R. 2027, to revise the 
boundaries of John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System 
Sachuest Point Unit RI-04P, Easton Beach Unit RI-05P, Almy Pond Unit 
RI-06, and Hazards Beach Unit RI-07 in Rhode Island; H.R. 2154, to 
correct the boundaries of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier 
Resources System Gasparilla Island Unit FL-70P; H.R. 2236, the 
``Wildlife Refuge System Conservation Semipostal Stamp Act of 
2011''; H.R. 2714, to amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 
to allow the transport, purchase, and sale of pelts of, and 
handicrafts, garments, and art produced from Southcentral and 
Southeast Alaska northern sea otters that are taken for subsistence 
purposes; H.R. 2719, the ``Rattlesnake Mountain Public Access Act of 
2011''; H.R. 3009, the ``National Wildlife Refuge Review Act of 
2011''; H.R. 3117, the ``Permanent Electronic Duck Stamp Act of 
2011''. 2 p.m., 1324 Longworth.
  October 26, full Committee, hearing entitled ``The President's New 
National Ocean Policy--A Plan for Further Restrictions on Ocean, 
Coastal and Inland Activities.'' 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.
  October 27, full Committee, hearing entitled ``Gulf Coast 
Recovery: President Obama's BP Compensation Fund, How Is It 
Working?'' 9:30 a.m., 1324 Longworth.
  Committee on Oversight and Government Reform,  October 27, 
Subcommittee on Health Care, District of Columbia,

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Census and the National Archives, hearing entitled ``Examining 
Obamacare's Hidden Marriage Penalty and Its Impact on the Deficit.'' 
9:30 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  October 27, Subcommittee on Government Organization, Efficiency 
and Financial Management, hearing entitled ``Internal Control 
Weaknesses at the Department of Homeland Security.'' 10 a.m., 2247 
Rayburn.
  October 27, full Committee, hearing entitled ``Lights Out II: 
Another Look at EPA's Utility MACT Rule.'' 1 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on Rules, October 25, full Committee, hearing on the 
following: 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. 3 p.m., H-313 Capitol.
  Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, October 26, full 
Committee, hearing entitled ``NASA's Commercial Crew Development 
Program: Accomplishments and Challenges.'' 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.
  October 27, Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight; and the 
Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, joint hearing entitled 
``Review of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future 
Draft Recommendations.'' 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.
  Committee on Small Business, October 26, full Committee, hearing 
entitled ``Oversight of the Small Business Administration's 
Financing Programs.'' 1 p.m., 2360 Rayburn.
  October 27, Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and 
Regulations, hearing entitled ``Misrepresentation and Fraud: Bad 
Actors in the Small Business Procurement Programs.'' 10 a.m., 2360 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, October 26, 
Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, hearing entitled 
``The Economic Importance of Seaports: Is the United States Prepared 
for 21st Century Trade Realities?'' 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs, October 25, Subcommittee on 
Health, hearing entitled ``Innovative Private Sector Technologies to 
Improve Patient Safety.'' 11 a.m., 334 Cannon.
  Committee on Ways and Means, October 25, full Committee, hearing 
on the U.S.-China economic relationship, 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.
  October 27, Subcommittee on Human Resources, hearing on 
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for children, 9 a.m., B-
318 Rayburn.
  House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence,  October 27, 
full Committee, hearing on ongoing intelligence activities, 10 a.m., 
HVC-304.


                             Joint Meetings

  Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction: October 26, to hold 
hearings to examine an overview of discretionary outlays, security 
and non-security, 10 a.m., SH-216.



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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                     11 a.m., Thursday, October 27

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Thursday: Senate will meet in a pro forma session.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                      10 a.m., Tuesday, October 25

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Tuesday: Consideration of the following suspensions: (1) 
H.R. 2447--To grant the congressional gold medal to the Montford Point 
Marines; (2) H.R. 2527--National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative 
Coin Act; and (3) H.R. 2042--Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business 
Travel Cards Act of 2011. Consideration of H. Res. 444--Providing for 
consideration of the bill (H.R. 1904) to facilitate the efficient 
extraction of mineral resources in southeast Arizona by authorizing and 
directing an exchange of Federal and non-Federal land.
_______________________________________________________________________


            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Andrews, Robert E., N.J., E1907
Baca, Joe, Calif., E1914
Barletta, Lou, Pa., E1908
Bishop, Timothy H., N.Y., E1916
Carnahan, Russ, Mo., E1918
Coffman, Mike, Colo., E1908
Cohen, Steve, Tenn., E1918
Costa, Jim, Calif., E1904
DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E1904, E1907, E1912
Diaz-Balart, Mario, Fla., E1901
Engel, Eliot L., N.Y., E1902, E1902, E1903, E1903, E1904, E1904, E1905
Foxx, Virginia, N.C., E1913
Frelinghuysen, Rodney P., N.J., E1915, E1919
Holt, Rush D., N.J., E1902
Issa, Darrell E., Calif., E1901
Johnson, Henry C. ``Hank'', Jr., Ga., E1905, E1912
Jordan, Jim, Ohio, E1914
Keating, William R., Mass., E1913
Kingston, Jack, Ga., E1913
Kissell, Larry, N.C., E1901
Kucinich, Dennis J., Ohio, E1905, E1906, E1906, E1907, E1907, E1908, 
E1909
McGovern, James P., Mass., E1917
Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E1913, E1914, E1917, E1918
Miller, Jeff, Fla., E1909
Neugebauer, Randy, Tex., E1915
Norton, Eleanor Holmes, D.C., E1908
Pallone, Frank, Jr., N.J., E1910
Pascrell, Bill, Jr., N.J., E1903
Pelosi, Nancy, Calif., E1909
Rangel, Charles B., N.Y., E1915
Richardson, Laura, Calif., E1902, E1911
Roby, Martha, Ala., E1909
Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho, Northern Mariana Islands, E1918
Schakowsky, Janice D., Ill., E1917
Schilling, Robert T., Ill., E1917
Stark, Fortney Pete, Calif., E1914
Thompson, Mike, Calif., E1905
Towns, Edolphus, N.Y., E1910, E1911
Turner, Michael R., Ohio, E1912
Van Hollen, Chris, Md., E1906
West, Allen B., Fla., E1916
Wolf, Frank R., Va., E1910
Woolsey, Lynn C., Calif., E1914, E1919 



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