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                                       Thursday, September 13, 2012

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                              Daily Digest


Highlights

      House passed H.J. Res. 117, Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 
      2013.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S6289-S6390
Measures Introduced: Sixteen bills and five resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 3537-3552, and S. Res. 554-558. 
                                                         Pages S6339-40
Measures Reported:
  S. 2170, to amend the provisions of title 5, United States Code, 
which are commonly referred to as the ``Hatch Act'' to eliminate the 
provision preventing certain State and local employees from seeking 
elective office, clarify the application of certain provisions to the 
District of Columbia, and modify the penalties which may be imposed for 
certain violations under subchapter III of chapter 73 of that title, 
with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 112-211)
  S. 2389, to deem the submission of certain claims to an Indian Health 
Service contracting officer as timely.
Page S6339
Measures Passed:
  Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act: Senate passed S. 
3552, to reauthorize the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and 
Rodenticide Act.
  Pages S6370-87
  State and Province Emergency Management Assistance Memorandum of 
Understanding: Senate passed S.J. Res. 44, granting the consent of 
Congress to the State and Province Emergency Management Assistance 
Memorandum of Understanding.
  Pages S6387-88
  Foreign Service and Civil Service Professionals: Senate agreed to S. 
Res. 401, expressing appreciation for Foreign Service and Civil Service 
professionals who represent the United States around the globe. 
                                                         Pages S6388-89
Measures Considered:
  Family and Business Tax Cut Certainty Act: Senate began consideration 
of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 3521, to amend the 
Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions. 
                                                             Page S6289
Veterans Jobs Corps Act--Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time agreement 
was reached providing that on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, following 
any Leader remarks, Senate resume consideration of S. 3457, to require 
the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a veterans jobs corps, 
and, notwithstanding Rule XXII, it be in order for Senator McConnell, 
or his designee, to raise a budget point of order against Reid (for 
Murray) Amendment No. 2789; that if a budget point of order is raised, 
the Majority Leader, or his designee, be recognized for a motion to 
waive the applicable budget points of order; that the time until 12 
p.m. be equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees, on 
the motion to waive; that upon the use or yielding back of time, Senate 
vote on the motion to waive; that if the motion to waive the applicable 
budget points of order is not agreed to, the cloture motions with 
respect to Reid (for Murray) Amendment No. 2789, and the bill, be 
withdrawn and the bill be returned to the calendar and the Majority 
Leader then be recognized; that if the motion to waive is agreed to, at 
a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, after consultation with 
the Republican Leader and notwithstanding Rule XXII, Reid motion to 
commit the bill to the Committee on Veterans Affairs, with 
instructions, Reid Amendment No. 2812, be withdrawn; that all the 
pending amendments be withdrawn with the exception of Reid (for Murray) 
Amendment No. 2789; that there be 30 minutes of debate equally divided 
between the two Leaders, or their designees; that upon the use or 
yielding back of time, Senate vote on the motion to invoke cloture on 
Reid (for Murray) Amendment No. 2789; if cloture is invoked, the 
remaining post-cloture time be yielded back and Senate vote on or in 
relation to

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Reid (for Murray) Amendment No. 2789; that following that vote, Senate 
vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the bill, as amended, if 
amended; and that if cloture is invoked, the post-cloture time be 
yielded back, and Senate vote on passage of the bill, as amended, if 
amended; and that following the vote on passage of the bill, the 
Majority Leader be recognized; If cloture is not invoked on Reid (for 
Murray) Amendment No. 2789, the cloture motion on the bill be withdrawn 
and the bill be returned to the calendar; and that no amendments, 
motions or points of order be in order to Reid (for Murray) Amendment 
No. 2789 or the bill other than those listed in this agreement. 
                                                             Page S6389
Continuing Appropriations Resolution--Agreement: A unanimous-consent 
agreement was reached providing that when Senate receives H.J. Res. 
117, making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2013, it be 
placed on the calendar; that on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, it be in 
order for the Majority Leader to move to proceed to consideration of 
the resolution and file cloture on the motion to proceed to 
consideration of the resolution; that if a cloture motion is filed, 
notwithstanding Rule XXII, the vote on the motion to invoke cloture on 
the motion to proceed to consideration of the resolution occur at 2:15 
p.m., on Wednesday, September 19, 2012.
  Pages S6389
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Mark Doms, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for 
Economic Affairs.
  Christopher R. Beall, of Oklahoma, to be a Director of the Amtrak 
Board of Directors for a term of five years.
  William Shaw McDermott, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the Board 
of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority for a 
term expiring November 22, 2017.
  Nina Mitchell Wells, of New Jersey, to be a Member of the Board of 
Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority for a term 
expiring May 30, 2018.
  Deborah Ann McCarthy, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Lithuania.
  Joan M. Prince, of Wisconsin, to be an Alternate Representative of 
the United States of America to the Sixty-seventh Session of the 
General Assembly of the United Nations.
  Ted R. Dintersmith, of Virginia, to be an Alternate Representative of 
the United States of America to the Sixty-seventh Session of the 
General Assembly of the United Nations.
  Lorne W. Craner, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Board of 
Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation for a term of two 
years.
  Jeffrey Shell, of California, to be a Member of the Broadcasting 
Board of Governors for a term expiring August 13, 2015.
  Jeffrey Shell, of California, to be Chairman of the Broadcasting 
Board of Governors.
  Bruce Carter, of Florida, to be a Member of the National Council on 
the Arts for a term expiring September 3, 2018.
  John Unsworth, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the National 
Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2016.
  Martin O'Malley, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees 
of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation for a term expiring 
November 5, 2018.
  Martin O'Malley, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees 
of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation for the remainder 
of the term expiring November 5, 2012.
  Walter G. Secada, of Florida, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees 
of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education 
Foundation for a term expiring March 3, 2016.
  Stewart M. De Soto, of Illinois, to be a Member of the Board of 
Trustees of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education 
Foundation for a term expiring August 11, 2016.
  Anne J. Udall, of Oregon, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of 
the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation for a term expiring 
October 6, 2016.
  36 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
  A routine list in the Army.
Pages S6389-90
Messages from the House:
  Page S6336
Measures Referred:
  Page S6336
Measures Read the First Time:
  Pages S6336, S6389
Executive Communications:
  Pages S6336-39
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S6340-42
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S6342-46
Additional Statements:
  Page S6336
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S6346-69
Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
  Page S6369
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S6369-70
Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S6370

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Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 8:03 p.m., 
until 2 p.m. on Monday, September 17, 2012. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
S6389.)



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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded a 
hearing to examine holding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 
accountable, focusing on a review of the semi-annual report to 
Congress, after receiving testimony from Richard Cordray, Director, 
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine the nominations of Stephen D. Mull, of Virginia, to be 
Ambassador to the Republic of Poland, and Dawn M. Liberi, of Florida, 
to be Ambassador to the Republic of Burundi, both of the Department of 
State, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own 
behalf.
QUALITY OF DISABILITY BENEFIT AWARDS
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Permanent 
Subcommittee on Investigations concluded a hearing to examine issues 
related to the quality of disability benefit awards involving 300 case 
files of claimants under the Social Security Disability Insurance 
(SSDI) and Supplement Security Income (SSI) programs involving initial 
applications and subsequent levels of appeal, after receiving testimony 
from Patricia Jonas, Executive Director, Office of Appellate 
Operations, Debra Bice, Chief Administrative Law Judge, Douglas Stults, 
Hearing Office Chief Administrative Law Judge, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 
Hearing Office, Thomas Erwin, Hearing Office Chief Administrative Law 
Judge, Roanoke, Virginia Hearing Office, and Ollie L. Garmon III, 
Regional Chief Administrative Law Judge, Atlanta Region, all of the 
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review, Social Security 
Administration.
IMPROVING COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee 
concluded a hearing to examine improving college affordability, 
focusing on a view from the states, after receiving testimony from 
Camille Preus, Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce 
Development Commissioner, Salem; John G. Morgan, Tennessee Board of 
Regents Chancellor, Nashville; Muriel A. Howard, American Association 
of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC; and David 
Longanecker, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 
Boulder, Colorado.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
following business items:
  S. 675, to express the policy of the United States regarding the 
United States relationship with Native Hawaiians and to provide a 
process for the recognition by the United States of the Native Hawaiian 
governing entity, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 1345, to provide for equitable compensation to the Spokane Tribe 
of Indians of the Spokane Reservation for the use of tribal land for 
the production of hydropower by the Grand Coulee Dam, with an amendment 
in the nature of a substitute; and
  S. 1684, to amend the Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-
Determination Act of 2005, with amendments.
IMPACTS OF THE CARCIERI AND PATCHAK DECISIONS
Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee concluded an oversight hearing 
to examine the impacts of the Carcieri and Patchak decisions, after 
receiving testimony from Donald Laverdure, Acting Assistant Secretary 
of the Interior for Indian Affairs; Jefferson Keel, National Congress 
of American Indians (NCAI), Washington, DC; John Echohawk, Native 
American Rights Fund (NARF), Boulder, Colorado; and Colette Routel, 
William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported S. 
645, to amend the National Child Protection Act of 1993 to establish a 
permanent background check system, with amendments.
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:  22 public bills, H.R. 6388-
6409; and 6 resolutions, H.J. Res. 119-120; and H. Res. 781-784 were 
introduced.
  Pages H5999-H6001
Additional Cosponsors:
  Page H6001
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 6083, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural 
and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 
2017, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 112-669) and
  H.R. 3409, to limit the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to 
issue regulations before December 31, 2013, under the Surface Mining 
Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (H. Rept. 112-670).
Page H5999
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Austria to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H5925
Recess: The House recessed at 10:59 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon. 
                                                             Page H5931
Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest chaplain, Reverend Kris 
Holzmeyer, Second Baptist Church, Clinton, Tennessee.
  Page H5931
No More Solyndras Act--Rule for Consideration: The House agreed to H. 
Res. 779, the rule that is providing for consideration of H.R. 6213, to 
limit further taxpayer exposure from the loan guarantee program 
established under title XVII of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 232 yeas to 182 nays, Roll No. 574, after the 
previous question was ordered without objection. 
                                               Pages H5934-39, H5948-49
Suspensions--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules 
and pass the following measures which were debated on September 11th:
  Stolen Valor Act of 2012: H.R. 1775, amended, to amend title 18, 
United States Code, to establish a criminal offense relating to 
fraudulent claims about military service, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote 
of 410 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 575 and
  Page H5949
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To amend title 18, United 
States Code, with respect to fraudulent representations about having 
received military decorations or medals.''.
Page H5949
  Extending by 3 years the authorization of the EB-5 Regional Center 
Program, the E-Verify Program, the Special Immigrant Nonminister 
Religious Worker Program, and the Conrad State 30 J-1 Visa Waiver 
Program: S. 3245, to extend by 3 years the authorization of the EB-5 
Regional Center Program, the E-Verify Program, the Special Immigrant 
Nonminister Religious Worker Program, and the Conrad State 30 J-1 Visa 
Waiver Program, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 412 yeas to 3 nays, Roll 
No. 580.
  Page H5972
Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013: The House passed H.J. Res. 
117, making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2013, by a 
recorded vote of 329 ayes to 91 noes, Roll No. 579. 
                                     Pages H5939-48, H5949-56, H5969-72
  Rejected the Barber motion to recommit the resolution to the 
Committee on Appropriations with instructions to report the same back 
to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 189 
ayes to 232 noes, Roll No. 578.
Pages H5969-71
  H. Res. 778, the rule providing for consideration of the joint 
resolution (H.J. Res. 117) and the bill (H.R. 6365), was agreed to by a 
recorded vote of 232 ayes to 182 noes, Roll No. 573, after the previous 
question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 235 yeas to 178 nays, 
Roll No. 572.
Pages H5946-48
National Security and Job Protection Act: The House passed H.R. 6365, 
to amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 
to replace the sequester established by the Budget Control Act of 2011, 
by a recorded vote of 223 ayes to 196 noes, Roll No. 577. 
                                                         Pages H5956-69
  Rejected the Van Hollen motion to recommit the bill to the Committee 
on the Budget with instructions to report the same back to the House 
forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 170 yeas to 247 
nays, Roll No. 576.
Pages H5967-69
  H. Res. 778, the rule providing for consideration of the joint 
resolution (H.J. Res. 117) and the bill (H.R. 6365), was agreed to by a 
recorded vote of 232 ayes to 182 noes, Roll No. 573, after the previous 
question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 235 yeas to 178 nays, 
Roll No. 572.
Pages H5946-48
Condemning the shooting that killed six innocent people at the Sikh 
Temple of Wisconsin: The House agreed to discharge and agree to H. Res. 
775, condemning the shooting that killed six innocent people at the 
Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, on August 5, 2012. 
                                                             Page H5973
Discharge Petition: Representative Braley presented to the clerk a 
motion to discharge the Committee on Rules from the consideration of H. 
Res. 739, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6083) to

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provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other 
programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2017, and 
for other purposes (Discharge Petition No. 5).
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page 
H5931.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Five yea-and-nay votes and four recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H5947, 
H5947-48, H5948-49, H5949, H5968-69, H5969, H5971, H5971-72 and H5972. 
There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 9:02 p.m.



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Committee Meetings
F-22 PILOT PHYSIOLOGICAL ISSUES
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land 
Forces held a hearing on F-22 pilot physiological issues. Testimony was 
heard from Major General Charles W. Lyon, USAF, Director of Operations, 
Headquarters Air Combat Command, U.S. Air Force; and public witnesses.
FEDERAL VOTING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Military Personnel held a 
hearing on the Federal Voting Assistance Program. Testimony was heard 
from Pamela S. Mitchell, Acting Director, Federal Voting Assistance 
Program, Department of Defense.
Y-12 INTRUSION
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Strategic Forces held a 
hearing on Y-12 Intrusion: Investigation, Response, and Accountability. 
Testimony was heard from Daniel B. Poneman, Deputy Secretary of Energy, 
Department of Energy; and Neile L. Miller, Principal Deputy 
Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Full Committee held a markup 
of H.J. Res. 118, providing for congressional disapproval of the 
Administration's July 12, 2012 waiver of welfare work requirements. The 
resolution was ordered reported, without amendment.
AMERICAN ENERGY INITIATIVE
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy and Power, 
hearing entitled ``The American Energy Initiative''. Testimony was 
heard from public witnesses.
CREATING OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH IMPROVED GOVERNMENT SPECTRUM EFFICIENCY
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Creating Opportunities through 
Improved Government Spectrum Efficiency''. Testimony was heard from 
Karl Nebbia, Associate Administrator, Office of Spectrum Management, 
National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Department 
of Commerce; Major General Robert Wheeler, USAF, Deputy Chief 
Information Officer for Command, Control, Communications and Computers 
(C4) and Information Infrastructure, Department of Defense; Mark 
Goldstein, Director, Physical Infrastructure Issues, Government 
Accountability Office; and public witnesses.
EXAMINING THE USES OF CONSUMER CREDIT DATA
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Financial Institutions 
and Consumer Credit held a hearing entitled ``Examining the Uses of 
Consumer Credit Data''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
COMBATING THE HAQQANI TERRORIST NETWORK
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Terrorism, 
Nonproliferation, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Combating the 
Haqqani Terrorist Network''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
ASSESSING U.S. POLICY ON PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS IN AFRICA
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, 
and Human Rights held a hearing entitled ``Assessing U.S. Policy on 
Peacekeeping Operations in Africa''. Testimony was heard from Esther D. 
Brimmer, Assistant Secretary of State for International Affairs.
CONDITIONS AT CAMP LIBERTY: U.S. AND IRAQI FAILURES
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Conditions at Camp Liberty: 
U.S. and Iraqi Failures''. Testimony was heard from a public witness.
BIOWATCH PRESENT AND FUTURE
Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, 
Response, and Communications; and Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, 
Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies held a joint 
hearing entitled ``BioWatch Present and Future: Meeting Mission Needs 
for Effective Biosurveillance?''. Testimony was heard from Alexander

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Garza, Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs, Chief Medical Officer, 
Department of Homeland Security; Rafael Borras, Under Secretary for 
Management, Department of Homeland Security; William Jenkins, Director, 
Homeland Security and Justice Issues, Government Accountability Office; 
Albert J. Romanosky, Medical Director, State Emergency Preparedness 
Coordinator, Office of Preparedness and Response, Department of Health 
and Mental Hygiene, State of Maryland.
QUESTIONING OF KEY DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR OFFICIALS
Committee on Natural Resources: Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
``Committee Oversight of Department of the Interior: Questioning of Key 
Department of the Interior Officials''. Testimony was heard from Neal 
Kemkar, Special Assistant, Office of the Secretary, Department of the 
Interior; and Mary Katherine Ishee, Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior 
Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, 
Department of the Interior.
JOBS ACT: IMPORTANCE OF PROMPT IMPLEMENTATION FOR ENTREPRENEURS, 
CAPITAL FORMATION, AND JOB CREATION
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on TARP, 
Financial Services, and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs and the 
Committee on Financial Services' Subcommittee on Capital Markets and 
Government Sponsored Enterprises held a joint hearing entitled ``The 
JOBS Act: Importance of Prompt Implementation for Entrepreneurs, 
Capital Formation, and Job Creation''. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.
SIGAR REPORT: DOCUMENT DESTRUCTION AND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS UNACCOUNTED 
FOR AT THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on National 
Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations held a hearing 
entitled ``SIGAR Report: Document Destruction and Millions of Dollars 
Unaccounted for at the Department of Defense''. Testimony was heard 
from John F. Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan 
Reconstruction, Department of Defense.
ADDING TO UNCERTAINTY: SMALL BUSINESSES' PERSPECTIVES ON THE TAX CLIFF
Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Capital 
Access and Tax held a hearing entitled ``Adding to Uncertainty: Small 
Businesses' Perspectives on the Tax Cliff ''. Testimony was heard from 
public witnesses.
EVALUATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF DOT'S TRUCK AND BUS SAFETY PROGRAM
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on 
Highways and Transit held a hearing entitled ``Evaluating the 
Effectiveness of DOT's Truck and Bus Safety Program''. Testimony was 
heard from Anne Ferro, Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration; David Palmer, Assistant Chief, Texas Department of 
Public Safety; and public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on Ways and Means: Full Committee held a markup of H.J. Res. 
118, providing for congressional disapproval of the Administration's 
July 12, 2012 waiver of welfare work requirements. The resolution was 
ordered reported, without amendment.
INVESTIGATION OF THE SECURITY THREAT POSED BY CHINESE 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANIES HUAWEI AND ZTE
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Full Committee held a 
hearing entitled ``Investigation of the Security Threat Posed by 
Chinese Telecommunications Companies Huawei and ZTE''. Testimony was 
heard from public witnesses.

Joint Meetings
  No joint committee meetings were held.



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                     COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

                           SEPTEMBER 14, 2012

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Armed Services: to receive a closed briefing on the 
situation in Syria, 9:30 a.m., SVC-217.
  Committee on Indian Affairs: to hold hearings to examine the 
nomination of Kevin K. Washburn, of New Mexico, to be Assistant 
Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs, 2:30 p.m., SD-628.


                                 House

  Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations, hearing on Department of Defense Auditability 
Challenges, 9 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health, hearing 
entitled ``Title 42--A Review of Special Hiring Authorities'', 10 
a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

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  Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Insurance, 
Housing and Community Opportunity, hearing entitled ``Housing for 
Heroes: Examining How Federal Programs Can Better Serve Veterans'', 
9:30 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Oversight, 
Investigations, and Management, hearing entitled ``Lessons From Fort 
Hood: Improving our Ability to Connect the Dots'', 9 a.m., 311 
Cannon.
  Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska 
Native Affairs, hearing entitled ``Per Capita Act and Federal 
Treatment of Trust Per Capita Distributions'', 11 a.m., 1324 
Longworth.
  Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Full Committee, 
hearing entitled ``Recent Developments in NASA's Commercial Crew 
Acquisition Strategy'', 9:30 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Health, hearing 
entitled ``VA Fee Basis Care: Flawed Policies not a Fix for a Flawed 
System'', 9:30 a.m., 334 Cannon.
  Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Social Security, 
hearing entitled ``Securing the Future of the Social Security 
Disability Insurance Program'', 9:30 a.m., B-318 Rayburn.



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

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

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

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Friday: Consideration of H.R. 6213--No More Solyndras Act 
(Subject to a Rule).
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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Alexander, Rodney, La., E1511
Bachus, Spencer, Ala., E1524
Bishop, Sanford D., Jr., Ga., E1521
Bonner, Jo, Ala., E1507, E1507, E1508
Braley, Bruce L., Iowa, E1507
Butterfield, G.K., N.C., E1516
Chandler, Ben, Ky., E1523
Conaway, K. Michael, Tex., E1511
Connolly, Gerald E., Va., E1519, E1520, E1521, E1522
Dingell, John D., Mich., E1522
Faleomavaega, Eni F.H., American Samoa, E1509
Farr, Sam, Calif., E1512, E1522
Franks, Trent, Ariz., E1523
Gallegly, Elton, Calif., E1511
Graves, Sam, Mo., E1523, E1525
Hahn, Janice, Calif., E1514, E1519, E1525
Heinrich, Martin, N.M., E1520
Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E1520
Johnson, Henry C. ``Hank'', Jr., Ga., E1508
Johnson, Sam, Tex., E1507
Keating, William R., Mass., E1526
Kissell, Larry, N.C., E1513
Kucinich, Dennis J., Ohio, E1513, E1514, E1514, E1515, E1515, E1516, 
E1517, E1517, E1518, E1519
Lee, Barbara, Calif., E1516
Lipinski, Daniel, Ill., E1513
McDermott, Jim, Wash., E1524
McMorris Rodgers, Cathy, Wash., E1525, E1525, E1526
McNerney, Jerry, Calif., E1518
Miller, Candice S., Mich., E1518
Noem, Krisi L., S.D., E1517
Norton, Eleanor Holmes, D.C., E1519
Poe, Ted, Tex., E1515
Ross, Dennis A., Fla., E1512
Runyan, Jon, N.J., E1523
Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho, Northern Mariana Islands, E1515
Sessions, Pete, Tex., E1512
Shimkus, John, Ill., E1512
Slaughter, Louise McIntosh, N.Y., E1521
Smith, Adam, Wash., E1507, E1513, E1514, E1516, E1517, E1519, E1521, 
E1523, E1524, E1525
Stark, Fortney Pete, Calif., E1520
Tierney, John F., Mass., E1523
Woolsey, Lynn C., Calif., E1514, E1518, E1524 



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