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Daily Digest/Highlights + Senate



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                                           Wednesday, March 6, 2013

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      House passed H.R. 933, Department of Defense, Military 
      Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing 
      Appropriations Act, 2013.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S1137-S1238
Measures Introduced: Seventeen bills and two resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 468-484, S. Res. 68, and S. Con. Res. 6. 
                                                             Page S1229
  Halligan Nomination: Senate continued consideration of the nomination 
of Caitlin Joan Halligan, of New York, to be United States Circuit 
Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit.
  Pages S1138-46
  During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 51 yeas to 41 nays (Vote No. 30), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to close further debate on the nomination. 
                                                             Page S1146
  Subsequently, Senator Reid entered a motion to reconsider the vote by 
which cloture was not invoked on the nomination.
Page S1146
  Brennan Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the 
nomination of John Owen Brennan, of Virginia, to be Director of the 
Central Intelligence Agency.
  Pages S1181-S1226
  A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, 
in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of 
the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Saturday, March 9, 2013. 
                                                         Pages S1226-27
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S1229-30
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S1230-38
Additional Statements:
  Page S1228
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S1238
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--30)
  Page S1146
Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 
and adjourned at 12:41 a.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2013, until 10 a.m. 
on the same day. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting 
Majority Leader in today's Record on page S1238.)



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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings



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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE OVERSIGHT
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded an oversight hearing to 
examine the Department of Justice, after receiving testimony from Eric H. 
Holder, Jr., United States Attorney General, Department of Justice.
LEGISLATIVE PRESENTATIONS
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Committee concluded a joint hearing with the 
House Committee on Veterans' Affairs to examine the legislative 
presentations of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, Vietnam Veterans of 
America, National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs, Fleet 
Reserve Association, Gold Star Wives, Air Force Sergeants Association, and 
AMVETS, after receiving testimony from Cleve Geer, AMVETS, Lanham, Maryland; 
Chief Master Sergeant John R. McCauslin, USAF (Ret.), Air Force Sergeants 
Association, Suitland, Maryland; Bill Lawson, Paralyzed Veterans of America, 
Woodward, Oklahoma; Sheldon Ohren, Jewish War Veterans of the United States 
of America, Monsey, New York; Vivianne Cisneros Wersel, Gold Star Wives of 
America, Inc., Arlington, Virginia; Mark A. Kilgore, Fleet Reserve 
Association, Pensacola, Florida; John Rowan, Vietnam Veterans of America, 
Middle Village, New York; Rear Admiral W. Clyde Marsh, USN (Ret.), National 
Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs, Montgomery, Alabama; and 
Gus Hargett, National Guard Association of the United States, Washington, 
D.C.



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Daily Digest/House of Representatives



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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 45 public bills, H.R. 978-
1022; 1 private bills, H.R. 1023; and 5 resolutions, H.J. Res. 33; H. 
Con. Res. 22; and H. Res. 103-105 were introduced.
  Pages H1317-20
Additional Cosponsors:
  Page H1322
Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.
Permitting the use of the rotunda of the Capitol for a ceremony as part 
of the commemoration of the days of remembrance of victims of the 
Holocaust: The House agreed to discharge from committee and agree to 
H.Con. Res. 14, to permit the use of the rotunda of the Capitol for a 
ceremony as part of the commemoration of the days of remembrance of 
victims of the Holocaust.
  Page H997
Permitting the use of the rotunda of the Capitol for a ceremony to 
award the Congressional Gold Medal to Professor Muhamad Yunus: The 
House agreed to discharge from committee and agree to H.Con. Res. 20, 
to permit the use of the rotunda of the Capitol for a ceremony to award 
the Congressional Gold Medal to Professor Muhamad Yunus.
  Page H997
Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and 
Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013: The House passed H.R. 
933, making appropriations for the Department of Defense, the 
Department of Veterans Affairs, and other departments and agencies for 
the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, by a yea-and-nay vote of 267 
yeas to 151 nays, Roll No. 62.
  Pages H987-97, H997-H1316
  Rejected the Peters (CA) motion to recommit the bill to the Committee 
on Appropriations with instructions to report the same back to the 
House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 188 yeas to 
231 nays, Roll No. 61.
Page H1315
  H. Res. 99, the rule providing for consideration of the bill, was 
agreed to by a recorded vote of 212 ayes to 197 noes, Roll No. 60, 
after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 227 
yeas to 188 nays, Roll No. 59.
Pages H996-97
Meeting Hour: Agreed that (1) the order of the House of January 3, 2013 
regarding morning-hour debate not apply tomorrow; and (2) when the 
House adjourns on Thursday, March 7th, it adjourn to meet at 10 a.m. on 
Monday, March 11th.
  Page H1316
Investigative Subcommittees of the Committee on Ethics: The Chair 
announced the Speaker's appointment of the following Members of the 
House to be available to serve on investigative subcommittees of the 
Committee on Ethics for the 113th Congress: Representatives Latham, 
Thornberry, Forbes, Bishop (UT), Blackburn, Latta, Olson, Gardner, 
Roby, and Messer.
  Page H1316
Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes and one recorded vote 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H996, 
H996-97, H1315, and H1315-16. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 2:17 p.m.



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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings



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Committee Meetings
SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND AND TRANSPORTATION COMMAND
Committee on Armed Services: Full Committee held a hearing on posture 
of the U.S. Central Command, U.S. Special Operations Command, and U.S. 
Transportation Command. Testimony was heard from General James N. 
Mattis, USMC, Commander, U.S. Central Command; Admiral William H. 
McRaven, USN, Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command; and General 
William M. Fraser III, USAF, Commander, U.S. Transportation Command.
Committee on the Budget: Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
``Member's Day''. Testimony was heard from Members of the 113th 
Congress.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Full Committee held a markup 
on H.R. 803, the ``Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong 
Skills Act''. The bill was ordered reported, as amended.
FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC: HOW GOVERNMENT HOUSING POLICY FAILED 
HOMEOWNERS AND TAXPAYERS AND LED TO THE FINANCIAL CRISIS
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Capital Markets and 
Government Sponsored Enterprises held a hearing entitled ``Fannie Mae 
and Freddie Mac: How Government Housing Policy Failed Homeowners and 
Taxpayers and Led to the Financial Crisis''. Testimony was heard from 
public witnesses.
COMMITTEE FUNDING FOR THE 113TH CONGRESS
Committee on House Administration: Full Committee held a hearing on 
Committee Funding for the 113th

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Congress. Testimony was heard from the Chairman and/or Ranking Member 
of each Committee.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on Ways and Means: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 890, 
``Preserving Work Requirements for Welfare Programs Act of 2013''. The 
bill was ordered reported, without amendment.

Joint Meetings
  No joint committee meetings were held.



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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2013-03-07



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                    COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

                             MARCH 7, 2013

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine the U.S. 
Africa Command and U.S. Transportation Command in review of the 
Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2014 and the Future 
Years Defense Program; with the possibility of a closed session in 
SVC-217 following the open session, 9:30 a.m., SD-106.
  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to hold hearings 
to examine patterns of abuse, focusing on assessing ``Bank Secrecy 
Act'' compliance and enforcement, 10 a.m., SD-538.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold a 
joint hearing with the Committee on Homeland Security and 
Governmental Affairs to examine the cybersecurity partnership 
between the private sector and our government, focusing on 
protecting our national and economic security, 2:30 p.m., SD-G50.
  Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: to hold hearings to 
examine the nomination of Sarah Jewell, of Washington, to be 
Secretary of the Interior, 10 a.m., SD-366.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine United 
States policy toward North Korea, 10 a.m., SD-419.
  Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: to hold a 
joint hearing with the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation to examine the cybersecurity partnership between the 
private sector and our government, focusing on protecting our 
national and economic security, 2:30 p.m., SD-G50.
  Committee on the Judiciary: business meeting to consider S. 150, 
to regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and 
bear arms is not unlimited, S. 54, to increase public safety by 
punishing and deterring firearms trafficking, S. 374, to ensure that 
all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are 
listed in the national instant criminal background check system and 
require a background check for every firearm sale, S. 146, to 
enhance the safety of America's schools, and the nominations of 
Sheri Polster Chappell, to be United States District Judge for the 
Middle District of Florida, Kenneth John Gonzales, to be United 
States District Judge for the District of New Mexico, Michael J. 
McShane, to be United States District Judge for the District of 
Oregon, and Nitza I. Quinones Alejandro, Luis Felipe Restrepo, and 
Jeffrey L. Schmehl, all to be a United States District Judge for the 
Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 10 a.m., SH-216.
  Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold closed hearings to 
examine certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH-219.


                                 House

  No hearings are scheduled.



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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                     10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 7 

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Thursday: Senate will continue consideration of the 
nomination of John Owen Brennan, of Virginia, to be Director of the 
Central Intelligence Agency.
  (Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. for their respective 
party conferences.)

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                       12 p.m., Thursday, March 7

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Thursday: The House will meet in pro forma session at 12 
noon.
    
    
    
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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Bonner, Jo, Ala., E248
Calvert, Ken, Calif., E250
Conyers, John, Jr., Mich., E250
Denham, Jeff, Calif., E250
Foster, Bill, Ill., E249
Gibson, Christopher P., N.Y., E251
Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E251
Poe, Ted, Tex., E247, E249
Royce, Edward R., Calif., E248
Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho, Northern Mariana Islands, E247
Schneider, Bradley S., Ill., E247
Slaughter, Louise McIntosh, N.Y., E248 



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