Daily Digest

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS:

    Senate passed H.R. 5684, U.S.-Oman Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act.

Senate

Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S9689–S9735

Measures Introduced: Four bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 3910–3913, and S. Res. 572–574.
Pages S9724–25


Measures Reported:

S. 2010, to amend the Social Security Act to enhance the Social Security of the Nation by ensuring adequate public-private infrastructure and to resolve to prevent, detect, treat, intervene in, and prosecute elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 109–337)

S. 3570, to amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2007 through 2011, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Page S9724


Measures Passed:
U.S.--Oman Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act: By 62 yeas to32 nays (Vote No. 250), Senate passed H.R. 5684, to implement the United States-Oman Free Trade Agreement.
Pages S9694–99


Uganda Peace Transition: Senate agreed to S. Res. 573, calling on the United States Government and the international community to support the successful transition from conflict to sustainable peace in Uganda.
Pages S9731–32


New England Wilderness Act: Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry was discharged from further consideration of S. 2463, to designate certain land in New England as wilderness for inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation system and certain land as a National Recreation Area, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S9732–34

Frist (for Leahy) Amendment No. 5019, to designate certain National Forest System land in the State of Vermont for inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation system and designate a National Recreation Area.
Pages S9732–33

Frist (for Leahy) Amendment No. 5020, to amend the title.
Pages S9733–34


Safe Port Act--Conferees: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the Senate insist on its amendment to H.R. 4954, to improve maritime and cargo security through enhanced layered defenses, request a conference with the House thereon, and the Chair was authorized to appoint the following conferees on the part of the Senate: from the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Senators Collins, Coleman, Bennett, Lieberman, and Levin; from the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Senators Stevens, Lott, Hutchison, Inouye, and Lautenberg; from the Committee on Finance: Senators Grassley, Hatch, and Baucus; from the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Senators Shelby and Sarbanes; and Senator Murray.
Page S9734


Water Resources Development Act--Conferees: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the Senate insist on its amendment to H.R. 2864, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, to authorize the Secretary of the Army to construct various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors of the United States, agree to the request of the House for a conference, and the Chair was authorized to appoint the following conferees on the part of the Senate: Senators Inhofe, Warner, Bond, Voinovich, Chafee, Murkowski, Vitter, Jeffords, Baucus, Lieberman, Boxer, and Carper.
Pages S9734–35


Secure Fence Act--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Senate resume consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 6061, to establish operational control over the international land and maritime borders of the United States; and that following one hour for debate, Senate vote on the motion to invoke cloture thereon.
Page S9735


Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:

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By 61 yeas 35 nays (Vote No. EX. 251), Alice S. Fisher, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Attorney General.
Pages S9699–S9714, S9735


Executive Communications:
Pages S9722–24


Executive Reports of Committees:
Page S9724


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S9725–26


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S9726–30


Additional Statements:
Pages S9720–22


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S9730–31


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S9731


Privileges of the Floor:
Page S9731


Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--251)
Pages S9689–99, S9714


Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:45 a.m., and adjourned at 7:31 p.m., until 9:30 a.m., on Wednesday, September 20, 2006. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S9735.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

NOMINATIONS:

Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of General Bantz J. Craddock, USA, for reappointment to be general and to be Commander, U.S. European Command, Vice Admiral James G. Stavridis, USN for appointment to be admiral and to be Commander, U.S. Southern Command, Nelson M. Ford, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller, and Ronald J. James, of Ohio, to be Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs.

COMBATING PORNOGRAPHY

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the problem of child pornography and what financial service companies and their regulators can do to eliminate child pornography from the financial payment system, after receiving testimony from Alberto R. Gonzales, Attorney General, Department of Justice; Ernie Allen, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Alexandria, Virginia; Kim Mowder, Bank of America, Louisville, Kentucky; Mark MacCarthy, Visa U.S.A., Inc., Washington, D.C.; Mike DeNoma, Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore; and Jodi Golinsky, MasterCard Worldwide, Purchase, New York.

NOMINATIONS

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee ordered favorably reported the nominations of Kevin J. Martin, of North Carolina, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission, John M. R. Kneuer, of New Jersey, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information, and 2 nomination lists in the Coast Guard.

ONLINE CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded a hearing to examine certain issues relating to online child pornography, identifying, investigating, and prosecuting those who use the Internet to sexually exploit children, after receiving testimony from Alice S. Fisher, Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, Department of Justice; Jim Finch, Assistant Director, Cyber Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Michael J. Brown, Bedford County, Bedford, Virginia; Ernie Allen and John Shehan, both of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Alexandria, Virginia; and Sharon W. Cooper, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Fayetteville.

IRAN'S NUCLEAR AMBITIONS

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the policy of the United States towards Iran, focusing on the response to Iran's continued pursuit of a nuclear weapons capability including its nuclear enrichment and re-processing activities, after receiving testimony from R. Nicholas Burns, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs; Ray Takeyh, Council on Foreign Relations, and Martin S. Indyk, Brookings Institution, both of Washington, D.C.; and Ashton B. Carter, Harvard University Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

PRISON RADICALIZATION

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to discuss Federal efforts to prevent the recruitment of terrorists and extremists in Federal prisons, after receiving testimony from John M. Vanyur, Assistant Director, Correctional Programs Division, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and Donald N. Van Duyn, Deputy Assistant Director, Counterterrorism Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation, both of the Department of Justice; Javed Ali, Senior Intelligence Officer, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, Department of Homeland Security; Frank J. Cilluffo, George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute, and Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Counterterrorism Foundation, both of Washington, D.C.; and Gregory B. Saathoff, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville.

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COST OF CRIME

Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the financial and human impact of criminal activity relating to the cost of crime, focusing on the federal inmate population, and recidivism, after receiving testimony from Harley G. Lappin, Director, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Jeffrey Sedgwick, Director, Bureau of Justice Statistics, both of the Department of Justice; and Jens Ludwig, Georgetown University Public Policy Institute, and Mary Lou Leary, National Center for Victims of Crime, both of Washington, D.C.

NOMINATIONS

Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Robert James Jonker, Paul Lewis Maloney, and Janet T. Neff, each to be a United States District Judge for the Western District of Michigan, who were introduced by Senators Levin and Stabenow, and Leslie Southwick, of Mississippi, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi, who was introduced by Senators Cochran and Lott, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 20 public bills, H.R. 6092–6112; and 6 resolutions, H.J. Res. 95–96; H. Con. Res. 476; and H. Res. 1014–1016 were introduced.
Pages H6732–33


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H6733–35


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 5622, to reauthorize the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000, with an amendment (H. Rept. 109–665);

H.R. 4844, to amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to require any individual who desires to register or re-register to vote in an election for Federal office to provide the appropriate State election official with proof that the individual is a citizen of the United States to prevent fraud in Federal elections, with amendments (H. Rept. 109–666);

H.R. 5811, to implement the Protocol of 1997 to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, with an amendment (H. Rept. 109–667);

H.R. 3849, to amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act to implement pesticide-related obligations of the United States under the international conventions or protocols known as the PIC Convention, the POPs Convention, and the LRTAP POPs Protocol (H. Rept. 109–668);

H.R. 5483, to increase the disability earning limitation under the Railroad Retirement Act and to index the amount of allowable earnings consistent with increases in the substantial gainful activity dollar amount under the Social Security Act (H. Rept. 109–669); and

H. Res. 1015, providing for consideration of H.R. 4844, to amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to require any individual who desires to register or re-register to vote in an election for Federal office to provide the appropriate State election official with proof that the individual is a citizen of the United States to prevent fraud in Federal elections (H. Rept. 109–670).
Page H6732


Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Gingrey to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H6661


Recess: The House recessed at 12:41 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m.
Page H6662


Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Rev. Anthony Sablan Apuron, Archbishop of Agana, Guam.
Page H6662


Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Wool Suit Fabric Labeling Fairness and International Standards Conforming Act: H.R. 4583, amended, to amend the Wool Products Labeling Act of 1939 to revise the requirements for labeling of certain wool and cashmere products;
Pages H6664–66


Supporting the goal of eliminating suffering and death due to cancer by the year 2015: H. Con. Res. 210, amended, to support the goal of eliminating suffering and death due to cancer by the year 2015, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 403 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 451;
Pages H6666–69, H6704–05


Supporting the goals and ideals of National Peripheral Arterial Disease Awareness Week: H. Res. 982, to support the goals and ideals of National Peripheral Arterial Disease Awareness Week;
Pages H6669–70


Supporting the goals and ideals of observing the Year of Polio Awareness: H. Res. 526, amended, to support the goals and ideals of observing the Year of Polio Awareness;
Pages H6670–72


Honoring Mary Eliza Mahoney, America's first professionally trained African-American nurse: H. Con. Res. 386, amended, to honor Mary Eliza Mahoney, America's first professionally trained African-American nurse;
Pages H6673–74


Recognizing and honoring the Filipino World War II veterans for their defense of democratic ideals and their important contribution to the outcome of World War II: H. Res. 622, amended, to recognize and honor the Filipino World War II veterans for their defense of democratic ideals and their important contribution to the outcome of World War II, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 402 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 452;
Pages H6674–78, H6705


Condemning the repression of the Iranian Baha'i community and calling for the emancipation of Iranian Baha'is: H. Con. Res. 415, to condemn the repression of the Iranian Baha'i community and calling for the emancipation of Iranian Baha'is, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 393 yeas to 2 nays, Roll No. 453;
Pages H6678–81, H6705–06


Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Socialist Republic of Vietnam needs to do more to resolve claims for confiscated real and personal property: H. Res. 415, amended, to express the sense of the House of Representatives that the Socialist Republic of Vietnam needs to do more to resolve claims for confiscated real and personal property;
Pages H6685–87


Requesting the President to issue a proclamation annually calling upon the people of the United States to observe Global Family Day, One Day of Peace and Sharing: H. Con. Res. 317, amended, to request the President to issue a proclamation annually calling upon the people of the United States to observe Global Family Day, One Day of Peace and Sharing;
Pages H6687–90


Recognizing and supporting the success of the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 in increasing adoption and the efforts the Act has spurred including National Adoption Day and National Adoption Month, and encouraging adoption throughout the year: H. Res. 959, to recognize and support the success of the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 in increasing adoption and the efforts the Act has spurred including National Adoption Day and National Adoption Month, and encouraging adoption throughout the year;
Pages H6702–04


Student and Teacher Safety Act of 2006: H.R. 5295, amended, to protect students and teachers;
Pages H6695–H6700


Recognizing and honoring America's Seniors: H. Res. 874, amended, to recognize and honor America's Seniors; and
Pages H6700–02

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Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``Recognizing and honoring older American's.''.
Page H6702


Recognizing and supporting the efforts of the State of New York develop the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor in New Windsor, New York: H. Con. Res. 419, amended, to recognize and support the efforts of the State of New York develop the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor in New Windsor, New York.
Pages H6692–95


Suspensions--Proceedings Postponed: The House completed debate on the following measures under suspension of the rules. Further consideration of the measures is expected to resume at a later date:
Recognizing the centennial anniversary on August 5, 2006, of the Iranian constitution of 1906: H. Res. 942, to recognize the centennial anniversary on August 5, 2006, of the Iranian constitution of 1906; and
Pages H6681–85


Condemning human rights abuses by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran and expressing solidarity with the Iranian people: H. Res. 976, to condemn human rights abuses by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran and expressing solidarity with the Iranian people.
Pages H6690–92


Senate Messages: Message received from the Senate today and message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appear on pages H6662, H6718.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings today and appear on pages H6704–05, H6705, H6705–06. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 12:30 p.m. and adjourned at 11:15 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

NIH REFORM

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Held a hearing entitled ``Improving NIH Management and Operation: A Legislative Hearing on the NIH Reform Act of 2006.'' Testimony was heard from Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D., Director, NIH, Department of Health and Human Services; and public witnesses.

SARBANES-OXLEY ACT REVIEW

Committee on Financial Services:, Held a hearing entitled ``Sarbanes-Oxley at Four: Protecting Investors and Strengthening the Markets.'' Testimony was heard from Christopher Cox, Chairman, SEC; and a public witness.

COMBATING TERRORISM/LESSONS LEARNED FROM LONDON

Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations held a hearing entitled ``Combating Terrorism: Lessons Learned From London.'' Testimony was heard from John Rollins, Specialist in Terrorism and International Crime, Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress; Baroness Falkner of Margravine, member, House of Lords, United Kingdom; and public witnesses.

NONADMITTED INSURANCE AND REINSURANCE REFORM ACT

Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law held a hearing on H.R. 5637, Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act of 2006. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

FEDERAL ELECTION INTEGRITY ACT

Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a closed rule providing one hour of debate in the House on H.R. 4844, to amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to require any individual who desires to register or re-register to vote in an election for Federal office to provide the appropriate State election official with proof that the individual is a citizen of the United States to prevent fraud in Federal elections, and for other purposes, equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on House Administration. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute as reported by the Committee on House Administration shall be considered as adopted. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was heard from Chairman Ehlers and Representative Millender-McDonald.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2006

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on Housing and Transportation, with the Subcommittee on Economic Policy, to hold joint hearings to examine issues relating to non-traditional mortgages and their implications for consumers, financial institutions, and the economy, 10 a.m., SD–538.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Trade, Tourism, and Economic Development, to hold hearings to examine the future of ICANN relating to Internet governance, 10 a.m., SR–253.

Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Mary E. Peters, of Arizona, to be Secretary of Transportation, 2:30 p.m., SR–253.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: to hold hearings to examine approaches embodied in the Asia Pacific Partnership, 2:30 p.m., SD–406.

Committee on Finance: to hold hearings to examine objectives, deficiencies, and options for reform relating to business tax system, 10 a.m., SD–215.

Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Donald Y. Yamamoto, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, 10 a.m., SD–419.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: business meeting to consider S. 2322, to amend the Public Health Service Act to make the provision of technical services for medical imaging examinations and radiation therapy treatments safer, more accurate, and less costly, S. 1531, to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to expand and intensify programs with respect to research and related activities concerning elder falls, S. 3771, to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide additional authorizations of appropriations for the health centers program under section 330 of such Act, S. 1325, to establish grants to provide health services for improved nutrition, increased physical activity, obesity and eating disorder prevention, H.R. 5074, to amend the Railroad Retirement Act of 1974 to provide for continued payment of railroad retirement annuities by the Department of the Treasury, and the nominations of Randolph James Clerihue, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor, Jane M. Doggett, of Montana, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities, Andrew von Eschenbach, of Texas, to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services, Stephen Goldsmith, of Indiana, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service, Roger L. Hunt, of Nevada, John E. Kidde, of California, and John Peyton, of Florida, each to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation, Lauren M. Maddox, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary for Communications and Outreach, Department of Education, Eliza McFadden, of Florida, to be a Member of the National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board, Sandra Pickett, of Texas, to be a Member of the National Museum and Library Services Board, Arthur K. Reilly, of New Jersey, to be a Member of the National Science Board, National Science Foundation, Peter W. Tredick, of California, to be a Member of the National Mediation Board, nominations in the Public Health Service Corps, and other pending nominations, Ð10 a.m., SD–430.

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Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: to hold hearings to examine assessing Spiral 1.1 of the National Security Personnel System, 2:30 p.m., SD–342.

Committee on Indian Affairs: to hold an oversight hearing to examine Tribal Self Governance, 9:30 a.m., SR–485.

Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine preserving effective Federal law enforcement relating to reporters' privilege legislation, 9:30 a.m., SD–226.

Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the proposal to restructure the Ninth Circuit, 2 p.m., SD–226.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: to hold hearings to examine the legislative presentation of the American Legion, 10 a.m., SD–106.

Select Committee on Intelligence: to receive a closed briefing regarding intelligence matters, 3:30 p.m., SH–219.

House

Committee on Agriculture, hearing to review Federal Farm Policy, 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, to consider the following: the National Institutes of Health Reform Act of 2006; H.R. 5533, Biodefense and Pandemic Vaccine and Drug Development Act of 2006; H.R. 3248, Lifespan Respite Care Act of 2005; H.R. 971, To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of certain hydroelectric projects in Connecticut; S. 176, To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project in the State of Alaska; S. 244, To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project in the State of Wyoming; H.R. 4377, To extend the time required for construction of a hydroelectric project; H.R. 4417, To provide for the reinstatement of a license for a certain Federal Energy Regulatory project; a resolution authorizing the issuance of subpoenas in connection with the Committee's investigation into data brokering, including its investigation into the Hewlett-Packard situation, and related matters; a resolution authorizing the issuance of subpoenas in connection with the Committee's investigation into the sexual exploitation of children over the Internet, and related matters; and the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2006, 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises, hearing entitled ``Improving Transparency in State Regulation of Insurer Investments,'' 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Energy and Resources, hearing entitled ``The Next Generation Nuclear Plant and Hydrogen Production: A Critical Status Report,'' 1 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Federal Workforce and Agency Organization, hearing entitled ``Executive and Judicial Compensation in the Federal Government (Quadrennial Commission),'' 2 p.m., 2203 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Federalism and the Census, hearing entitled ``Historic Preservation and Community Development: Why Cities and Towns Should Look to the Past as the Key to Their Future,'' 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing, and Terrorism Risk Assessment, hearing entitled ``The Homeland Security Implications of Radicalization,'' 1 p.m., 2212 Rayburn.

Committee on International Relations, hearing on Afghanistan: Five Years after 9/11, Part I, 10:30 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations, hearing on the Deteriorating Peace in Sudan, 2:30 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Europe and Emerging Threats, to mark up H. Res. 989, Commending the United Kingdom for its efforts in the War on Terror; followed by a hearing on Serbia: Current Issues and Future Direction, 1 p.m., 2200 Rayburn.

Committee on the Judiciary, to mark up the following bills H.R. 6054, Military Commissions Act of 2006: H.R. 5825, Electronic Surveillance Modernization Act; H.R. 6052, Copyright Modernization Act of 2006; and H.R. 4239, Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, hearing on H.R. 6080, to establish the Mineral Commodity Information Agency within the Department of the Interior, 2 p.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Rules, to consider the following: H.R. 6094, Community Protection Act; H.R. 6095, Immigration Law Enforcement Act; and H.R. 4830, Border Tunnel Prevention Act, 3:30 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

Committee on Science, Subcommittee on Energy, hearing on Department of Energy's Plan for Climate Change Technology Programs, 2 p.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Research, hearing on International Polar Year: The Scientific Agenda and Federal Role, 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to mark up the following: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Survey Resolutions; GSA Capital Investment and Leasing Program Resolutions for Fiscal Year 2007; H.R. 1105, Dam Rehabilitation and Repair Act of 2005; H.R. 4981, amended, Dam Safety Act of 2006; H.R. 5026, To designate the Investigations Building of the Food and Drug Administration located at 466 Fernandez Juncos Avenue in San Juan, Puerto, as the ``Andres Toro Building;'' H.R. 1556, To designate a parcel of land located on the site of the Thomas F. Eagleton United States Courthouse in St. Louis, Missouri, as the ``Clyde S. Cahill Memorial Park;'' H.R. 5606, To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 221 and 211 West Ferguson Street in Tyler, Texas as the ``William M. Steger Federal Building and United States Courthouse;'' H.R. 2322, To designate the Federal building located at 320 North Main Street in McAllen, Texas, as the ``Kika de la Garza Federal Building;'' H. R. 5546, amended, To designate the U.S. courthouse to be constructed in Greenville, South Carolina, as the ``Carroll A. Campbell, Jr., Federal Courthouse;'' and H.R. 6051, amended, To designate the Federal building located at 2 South Main Street in Akron, Ohio, as the ``John F. Seiberling Federal Building,'' 11 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

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Subcommittee on Aviation, hearing entitled ``Oversight of Federal Aviation Administration Safety Programs,'' 2 p.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, oversight hearing to review the previous fiscal year and look ahead to the upcoming year, 10:30 a.m., 334 Cannon.

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, to mark up H.R. 6825, Electronic Surveillance Modernization Act, 2 p.m., H–405 Capitol.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

9:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 20

Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday: After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond 30 minutes), Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 6061, Secure Fence Act, with a vote on the motion to invoke cloture to occur thereon at approximately 11 a.m.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Wednesday, September 20

House Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Consideration of suspensions as follows: (1) S. 1025--Wichita Project Equus Beds Division Authorization Act of 2005; (2) S. 2430--Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act of 2006; (3) H.R. 2334--City of Oxnard Water Recycling and Desalination Act of 2005; (4) H.R. 5664--Jacob Fletcher Post Office Building Designation Act; (5) H.R. 4768--Robert Linn Memorial Post Office Building Designation Act; (6) H.R. 4586--Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary Commission Act of 2005; (7) S. 2832--Appalachian Regional Development Act Amendments of 2006; (8) H.R. 4653--To repeal a prohibition on the use of certain funds for tunneling in certain areas with respect to the Los Angeles to San Fernando Valley Metro Rail project, California; (9) H.R. 3858--Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act of 2006; and (10) H.R. 5450--National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Act. Consideration of H.R. 4844--Federal Election Integrity Act of 2006 (Subject to a Rule).

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Berman, Howard L., Calif., E1757

Berry, Marion, Ark., E1765

Bilbray, Brian P., Calif., E1767

Bishop, Timothy H., N.Y., E1754

Brown, Corrine, Fla., E1756

Burgess, Michael C., Tex., E1762

Burton, Dan, Ind., E1767

Buyer, Steve, Ind., E1762

Capps, Lois, Calif., E1758

Davis, Jo Ann, Va., E1767

Dreier, David, Calif., E1753

Ehlers, Vernon J., Mich., E1760

Etheridge, Bob, N.C., E1764, E1766

Farr, Sam, Calif., E1747, E1749

Fossella, Vito, N.Y., E1749, E1751, E1753

Fox, Virginia, N.C., E1747

Herseth, Stephanie, S.D., E1762

Jackson-Lee, Sheila, Tex., E1764

Kildee, Dale E., Mich., E1759, E1762

Kucinich, Dennis J., Ohio, E1747, E1749, E1751, E1754, E1758

Langevin, James R., R.I., E1758

Lewis, John, Ga., E1763

McKeon, Howard P. ``Buck'', Calif., E1756

Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E1759, E1766

Matsui, Doris O., Calif., E1767

Meek, Kendrick B., Fla., E1762

Miller, George, Calif., E1748, E1751

Musgrave, Marilyn N., Colo., E1759

Pallone, Frank, Jr., N.J., E1757

Paul, Ron, Tex., E1766

Porter, Jon C., Nev., E1761

Ramstad, Jim, Minn., E1767

Rogers, Mike, Ala., E1749, E1751

Sanchez, Loretta, Calif., E1759, E1763

Serrano, José E., N.Y., E1766

Skelton, Ike, Mo., E1754

Smith, Adam, Wash., E1757

Smith, Christopher H., N.J., E1765

Solis, Hilda L., Calif., E1753

Sweeney, John E., N.Y., E1754

Tancredo, Thomas G., Colo., E1748, E1751, E1752

Towns, Edolphus, N.Y., E1747, E1750, E1752, E1755

Udall, Mark, Colo., E1757

Udall, Tom, N.M., E1756

Weller, Jerry, Ill., E1763 

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