Daily Digest

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS

    See Résumé of Congressional Activity.

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S11851–S11857

The Senate stands in sine die adjournment until 12 noon, on Thursday, January 4, 2007 for the convening of the first session of the 110th Congress.

Measures Reported:

Special Report entitled ``Activities of the Committee on Governmental Affairs: Report of the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, and Its Subcommittees for the One Hundred Eighth Congress''. (S. Rept. No. 109–368)
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NOMINATIONS--CORRECTION: The Senate Daily Digest of Friday, December 8, 2006, incorrectly reported the following nominations as confirmed; both nominations were returned to the President in lieu of being confirmed:

Jill E. Sommers, of Kansas, to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission; and

Leon R. Sequeira, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor.
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Messages From the House:
Pages S11856–57


Enrolled Bills Presented:
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House of Representatives

Chamber Action

The House was not in session today. The House will meet at 12 noon on Thursday, January 4, 2007, for the convening of the first session of the 110th Congress.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D11127)

H.J. Res. 102, making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2007. Signed on December 9, 2006. (Public Law 109–383)

H.R. 2383, to redesignate the facility of the Bureau of Reclamation located at 19550 Kelso Road in Byron, California, as the ``C.W. `Bill' Jones Pumping Plant''. Signed on December 12, 2006. (Public Law 109–384)

H.R. 3817, to withdraw the Valle Vidal Unit of the Carson National Forest in New Mexico from location, entry, and patent under the mining laws. Signed on December 12, 2006. (Public Law 109–385)

H.R. 4000, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to revise certain repayment contracts with the Bostwick Irrigation District in Nebraska, the Kansas Bostwick Irrigation District No. 2, the Frenchman-Cambridge Irrigation District, and the Webster Irrigation District No. 4, all a part of the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program. Signed on December 12, 2006. (Public Law 109–386)

H.R. 4559, to provide for the conveyance of certain National Forest System land to the towns of Laona and Wabeno, Wisconsin. Signed on December 12, 2006. (Public Law 109–387)

H.R. 5061, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey Paint Bank National Fish Hatchery and Wytheville National Fish Hatchery to the State of Virginia. Signed on December 12, 2006. (Public Law 109–388)

H.R. 5103, to provide for the conveyance of the former Konnarock Lutheran Girls School in Smyth County, Virginia, which is currently owned by the United States and administered by the Forest Service, to facilitate the restoration and reuse of the property. Signed on December 12, 2006. (Public Law 109–389)

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H.R. 5585, to improve the netting process for financial contracts. Signed on December 12, 2006. (Public Law 109–390)

H.R. 5690, to adjust the boundaries of the Ouachita National Forest in the States of Oklahoma and Arkansas. Signed on December 12, 2006. (Public Law 109–391)

H.R. 6121, to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize a program relating to the Lake Pontchartrain Basin. Signed on December 12, 2006. (Public Law 109–392)

H.R. 4377, to extend the time required for construction of a hydroelectric project. Signed on December 13, 2006. (Public Law 109–393)

H.R. 4766, to amend the Native American Programs Act of 1974 to provide for the revitalization of Native American languages through Native American language immersion programs. Signed on December 14, 2006. (Public Law 109–394)

S. 2250, to award a congressional gold medal to Dr. Norman E. Borlaug. Signed on December 14, 2006. (Public Law 109–395)

H.R. 3699, to provide for the sale, acquisition, conveyance, and exchange of certain real property in the District of Columbia to facilitate the utilization, development, and redevelopment of such property. Signed on December 15, 2006. (Public Law 109–396)

H.R. 1472, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 167 East 124th Street in New York, New York, as the ``Tito Puente Post Office Building''. Signed on December 18, 2006. (Public Law 109–397)

H.R. 4246, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 8135 Forest Lane in Dallas, Texas, as the ``Dr. Robert E. Price Post Office Building''. Signed on December 18, 2006. (Public Law 109–398)

H.R. 4720, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 200 Gateway Drive in Lincoln, California, as the ``Beverly J. Wilson Post Office Building''. Signed on December 18, 2006. (Public Law 109–399)

H.R. 5108, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1213 East Houston Street in Cleveland, Texas, as the ``Lance Corporal Robert A. Martinez Post Office Building''. Signed on December 18, 2006. (Public Law 109–400)

H.R. 5682, to exempt from certain requirements of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 a proposed nuclear agreement for cooperation with India. Signed on December 18, 2006. (Public Law 109–401)

H.R. 5736, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 101 Palafox Place in Pensacola, Florida, as the ``Vincent J. Whibbs, Sr. Post Office Building''. Signed on December 18, 2006. (Public Law 109–402)

H.R. 5857, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1501 South Cherrybell Avenue in Tucson, Arizona, as the ``Morris K. `Mo' Udall Post Office Building''. Signed on December 18, 2006. (Public Law 109–403)

H.R. 5923, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 29–50 Union Street in Flushing, New York, as the ``Dr. Leonard Price Stavisky Post Office''. Signed on December 18, 2006. (Public Law 109–404)

H.R. 5989, To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 10240 Roosevelt Road in Westchester, Illinois, as the ``John J. Sinde Post Office Building''. Signed on December 18, 2006. (Public Law 109–405)

H.R. 5990, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 415 South 5th Avenue in Maywood, Illinois, as the ``Wallace W. Sykes Post Office Building''. Signed on December 18, 2006. (Public Law 109–406)

H.R. 6078, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 307 West Wheat Street in Woodville, Texas, as the ``Chuck Fortenberry Post Office Building''. Signed on December 18, 2006. (Public Law 109–407)

H.R. 6102, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 200 Lawyers Road, NW in Vienna, Virginia, as the ``Captain Christopher Petty Post Office Building''. Signed on December 18, 2006. (Public Law 109–408)

H.R. 6151, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 216 Oak Street in Farmington, Minnesota, as the ``Hamilton H. Judson Post Office''. Signed on December 18, 2006. (Public Law 109–409)

S. 1219, to authorize certain tribes in the State of Montana to enter into a lease or other temporary conveyance of water rights to meet the water needs of the Dry Prairie Rural Water Association, Inc. Signed on December 18, 2006. (Public Law 109–410)

S. 1820, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6110 East 51st Place in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as the ``Dewey F. Bartlett Post Office''. Signed on December 18, 2006. (Public Law 109–411)

S. 3759, to name the Armed Forces Readiness Center in Great Falls, Montana, in honor of Captain William Wylie Galt, a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Signed on December 18, 2006. (Public Law 109–412)

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S. 4050, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 103 East Thompson Street in Thomaston, Georgia, as the ``Sergeant First Class Robert Lee `Bobby' Hollar, Jr. Post Office Building''. Signed on December 18, 2006. (Public Law 109–413)

S. 4073, to designate the outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs located in Farmington, Missouri, as the ``Robert Silvey Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic''. Signed on December 18, 2006. (Public Law 109–414)

H.R. 6143, to amend title XXVI of the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend the program for providing lifesaving care for those with HIV/AIDS. Signed on December 19, 2006. (Public Law 109–415)

S. 843, to amend the Public Health Service Act to combat autism through research, screening, intervention and education. Signed on December 19, 2006. (Public Law 109–416)

S. 3678, to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to public health security and all-hazards preparedness and response. Signed on December 19, 2006. (Public Law 109–417)

H.R. 5466, to amend the National Trails System Act to designate the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. Signed on December 20, 2006. (Public Law 109–418)December 27, 2006*ÿ7Eÿ7Eÿ7EThese figures include all measures reported, even if there was no accompanying report. A total of 155 reports have been filed in the Senate, a total of 366 reports have been filed in the House.

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Résumé of Congressional Activity

SECOND SESSION OF THE ONE HUNDRED NINTH CONGRESS

The first table gives a comprehensive résumé of all legislative business transacted by the Senate and House.

The second table accounts for all nominations submitted to the Senate by the President for Senate confirmation.

    DATA ON LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY

January 3 through December 9, 2006

SenateHouseTotal

Days in session

138101
. .

Time in session

1,027 hrs., 48850 hrs., 19
. .

Congressional Record:

Pages of proceedings

11,8499,202
. .

Extensions of Remarks

. .2,187
. .

Public bills enacted into law

73175
248

Private bills enacted into law

1. .
1

Bills in conference

14
5

Measures passed, total

635710
1,345

Senate bills

14287
. .

House bills

211319
. .

Senate joint resolutions

22
. .

House joint resolutions

88
. .

Senate concurrent resolutions

208
. .

House concurrent resolutions

4177
. .

Simple resolutions

211209
. .

Measures reported, total

*231*345
576

Senate bills

16010
. .

House bills

57223
. .

Senate joint resolutions

3. .
. .

House joint resolutions

. .1
. .

Senate concurrent resolutions

4. .
. .

House concurrent resolutions

. .9
. .

Simple resolutions

7102
. .

Special reports

912
. .

Conference reports

19
. .

Measures pending on calendar

303159
. .

Measures introduced, total

2,3022,451
4,753

Bills

1,9531,785
. .

Joint resolutions

1427
. .

Concurrent resolutions

48174
. .

Simple resolutions

287465
. .

Quorum calls

12
. .

Yea-and-nay votes

279287
. .

Recorded votes

. .252
. .

Bills vetoed

. .1
. .

Vetoes overridden

. .. .
. .

    DISPOSITION OF EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS

January 3 through December 9, 2006

Civilian nominations, totaling 618 (including 148 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

415

Withdrawn

21

Returned to White House

182

Other Civilian nominations, totaling 3,266 (including 780 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

3,263

Withdrawn

1

Returned to White House

2

Air Force nominations, totaling 7,830 (including 100 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

7,829

Returned to White House

1
Army nominations, totaling 9,785 (including 608 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

9,772

Returned to White House

13

Navy nominations, totaling 7,036 (including 21 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

7,035

Returned to White House

1

Marine Corps nominations, totaling 1,293 (including 2 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

1,289

Returned to White House

4

Summary

Total nominations carried over from the First Session

1,659

Total nominations received this Session

28,169

Total confirmed

29,603

Total unconfirmed

0

Total withdrawn

22

Total returned to the White House

203
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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

12 noon, Thursday, January 4

Senate Chamber

Program for Thursday: Senate will convene the first session of the 110th Congress.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

12 noon, Thursday, January 4

House Chamber

Program for Thursday: The House will convene the first session of the 110th Congress.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Barton, Joe, Tex., E2240

Boustany, Charles W., Jr., La., E2242

Camp, Dave, Mich., E2242

Davis, Danny K., Ill., E2244

Davis, Jo Ann, Va., E2240

Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E2241

Fattah, Chaka, Pa., E2239

Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E2255

Higgins, Brian, N.Y., E2240

Inslee, Jay, Wash., E2243

McCollum, Betty, Minn., E2239, E2239, E2240

McHugh, John M., N.Y., E2244

McKinney, Cynthia A., Ga., E2253

Moore, Gwen, Wisc., E2239, E2240

Rahall, Nick J., II, W.Va., E2243

Rogers, Mike, Ala., E2241

Schiff, Adam B., Calif., E2242

Thomas, William M., Calif., E2244

Walsh, James T., N.Y., E2241

Westmoreland, Lynn A., Mac, Ga., E2240

Wolf, Frank R., Va., E2244 

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