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                                            Wednesday, May 23, 2007

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      House Committees ordered reported 17 sundry measures.

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S6495-S6575
Measures Introduced: Twenty-one bills were introduced, as follows: S. 
36, 37, 38, 1453-1470.
  Page S6549
Measures Reported:
  Special Report entitled ``Economic Developments in Aging''. (S. Rept. 
No. 110-71)
  S. 495, to prevent and mitigate identity theft, to ensure privacy, to 
provide notice of security breaches, and to enhance criminal penalties, 
law enforcement assistance, and other protections against security 
breaches, fraudulent access, and misuse of personally identifiable 
information, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 110-70)
  S. 231, to authorize the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance 
Grant Program at fiscal year 2006 levels through 2012.
Page S6548
Measures Passed:
  President Ford Commemorative Document: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 
128, authorizing the printing of a commemorative document in memory of 
the late President of the United States, Gerald Rudolph Ford. 
                                                             Page S6572
  Dr. Francis Townsend Post Office Building: Senate passed S. 1352, to 
designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 
127 East Locust Street in Fairbury, Illinois, as the ``Dr. Francis 
Townsend Post Office Building''.
  Page S6573
  Miguel Angel Garcia Mendez Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 
414, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service 
located at 60 Calle McKinley, West in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, as the 
``Miguel Angel Garcia Mendez Post Office Building'', clearing the 
measure for the President.
  Page S6573
  Lino Perez, Jr. Post Office: Senate passed H.R. 437, to designate the 
facility of the United States Postal Service located at 500 West 
Eisenhower Street in Rio Grande City, Texas, as the ``Lino Perez, Jr. 
Post Office'', clearing the measure for the President.
  Page S6573
  Atanacio Haro-Marin Post Office: Senate passed H.R. 625, to designate 
the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4230 Maine 
Avenue in Baldwin Park, California, as the ``Atanacio Haro-Marin Post 
Office'', clearing the measure for the President.
  Page S6573
  Lieutenant Todd Jason Bryant Post Office: Senate passed H.R. 988, to 
designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 
5757 Tilton Avenue in Riverside, California, as the ``Lieutenant Todd 
Jason Bryant Post Office'', clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                             Page S6573
  Sergeant Dennis J. Flanagan Lecanto Post Office Building: Senate 
passed H.R. 1402, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 320 South Lecanto Highway in Lecanto, Florida, as 
the ``Sergeant Dennis J. Flanagan Lecanto Post Office Building'', 
clearing the measure for the President.
  Page S6573
Measures Considered:
Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Senate continued consideration of S. 
1348, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform, and taking 
action on the following amendments proposed thereto: 
                                                      Pages S6499-S6539
Adopted:
  By 74 yeas to 24 nays (Vote No. 175), Bingaman Amendment No. 1169 (to 
Amendment No. 1150), to reduce to 200,000 the number of certain non-
immigrants permitted to be admitted during a fiscal year. 
                                                         Pages S6506-14

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  Graham Amendment No. 1173 (to Amendment No. 1150), to provide for 
minimum sentences for aliens who reenter the United States after 
removal.
                                                  Pages S6514-18, S6522
  Feinstein/Martinez Amendment No. 1146 (to Amendment No. 1150), to 
provide for the protection of unaccompanied alien children. 
                                                  Pages S6521-22, S6524
  Gregg Amendment No. 1172 (to Amendment No. 1150), to ensure control 
of our Nation's borders and strengthen enforcement of our immigration 
laws.
                                               Pages S6522-24, S6524-28
  Prior to its adoption, a unanimous-consent agreement was reached 
providing that the motion to table the amendment be withdrawn. 
                                                             Page S6527
  Leahy Modified Amendment No. 1165 (to Amendment No. 1150), to clarify 
rules applicable to aliens employed as dairy workers.
                                                             Page S6530
  Graham (for Hutchison) No. 1168 (to Amendment No. 1150), to provide 
local officials and the Secretary of Homeland Security greater 
involvement in decisions regarding the location of border fencing. 
                                                         Pages S6530-31
                                                               Pending:
  Reid (for Kennedy/Specter) Amendment No. 1150, in the nature of a 
substitute.
                                                             Page S6499
  Grassley/DeMint Amendment No. 1166 (to Amendment No. 1150), to 
clarify that the revocation of an alien's visa or other documentation 
is not subject to judicial review.
                                                      Pages S6499-S6506
  Cornyn Amendment No. 1184 (to Amendment No. 1150), to establish a 
permanent bar for gang members, terrorists, and other criminals. 
                                               Pages S6529-30, S6531-35
  Coleman/Bond Amendment No. 1158 (to Amendment No. 1150), to amend the 
Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to 
facilitate information sharing between federal and local law 
enforcement officials related to an individual's immigration status. 
                                                         Pages S6536-37
  Akaka Amendment No. 1186 (to Amendment No. 1150), to exempt children 
of certain Filipino World War II veterans from the numerical 
limitations on immigrant visas.
                                                         Pages S6537-39
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the bill at 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, May 24, 2007. 
                                                             Page S6573
Stevens Tributes--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached 
providing that the deadline for Senators to submit tributes on Senator 
Stevens for the Congressional Record be extended until close of 
business on Monday, June 4, 2007.
  Page S6572
Message from the President: Senate received the following message from 
the President of the United States on Friday, May 18, 2007:
  Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative to the continuation 
of the national emergency with respect to Iraq as declared in Executive 
Order 13303 of May 22, 2003, as received during the recess of the 
Senate on May 18, 2007; which was referred to the Committee on Banking, 
Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM 15)
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Ondray T. Harris, of Virginia, to be Director, Community Relations 
Service, for a term of four years.
  43 Army nominations in the rank of general.
Page S6575
Nominations Withdrawn: Senate received notification of withdrawal of 
the following nominations:
  Michael E. Baroody, of Virginia, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer 
Product Safety Commission for a term of seven years from October 27, 
2006, which was sent to the Senate on March 5, 2007.
  Michael E. Baroody, of Virginia, to be Chairman of the Consumer 
Product Safety Commission, which was sent to the Senate on March 5, 
2007.
Page S6575
Messages from the House:
  Page S6547
Measures Referred:
  Page S6547
Measures Placed on the Calendar:
  Page S6548
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Pages S6548-49
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S6549-51
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S6551-62
Additional Statements:
  Pages S6546-47
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S6562-71
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S6571-72
Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S6572
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--175) 
                                                             Page S6514
Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m., and adjourned at 8:26 p.m., 
until 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2007. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
S6573.)

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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
AUTHORIZATION--DEFENSE
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Strategic Forces met in a 
closed session and approved for full committee consideration, those 
provisions which fall within the jurisdiction of the subcommittee, of 
the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2008.
AUTHORIZATION--DEFENSE
Committee on Armed Services: Committee met in closed session to make up 
proposed legislation authorizing appropriations for fiscal year 2008 
for military activities of the Department of Defense, but did not 
complete action thereon, and will meet again on tomorrow.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported 142 
nominations in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.
U.S. ECONOMIC RELATIONS WITH CHINA
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on 
Security and International Trade and Finance concluded a hearing to 
examine United States economic relations with China, focusing on 
strategies and options on exchange rates and market access, after 
receiving testimony from Morris Goldstein, Peterson Institute for 
International Economics, Fairfax, Virginia; Robert S. Nichols, 
Financial Services Forum, and David A. Hartquist, China Currency 
Coalition, both of Washington, D.C.; Patrick A. Mulloy, George Mason 
University School of Law, Alexandria, Virginia, former Member, U.S 
China Economic and Security Review Commission; and John W. Nolan, Steel 
Dynamics, Inc., Fort Wayne, Indiana.
COMMUNICATIONS, TAXATION AND FEDERALISM
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded 
a hearing to examine communications, taxation and federalism, focusing 
on the internet access tax moratorium and its impact on state and local 
government revenues, after receiving testimony from Senators Wyden and 
Enzi; Representative Eshoo; James R. White, Director, Tax Issues, 
Strategic Issues, Government Accountability Office; David C. Quam, 
National Governors Association, and Harley T. Duncan, Federation of Tax 
Administrators, both of Washington, D.C.; Annabelle Canning, Verizon 
Communications, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Jeff Dircksen, National 
Taxpayers Union, Alexandria, Virginia.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee ordered favorably 
reported the following items:
  S. Con. Res. 6, expressing the sense of Congress that the National 
Museum of Wildlife Art, located in Jackson, Wyoming, should be 
designated as the ``National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United 
States'';
  S. 126, to modify the boundary of Mesa Verde National Park, with an 
amendment;
  S. 175, to provide for a feasibility study of alternatives to augment 
the water supplies of the Central Oklahoma Master Conservancy District 
and cities served by the District, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute;
  S. 324, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of 
water resources in the State of New Mexico;
  S. 542, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct 
feasibility studies to address certain water shortages within the 
Snake, Boise, and Payette River systems in the State of Idaho;
  S. 553, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain 
segments of the Eightmile River in the State of Connecticut as 
components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System;
  S. 580, to amend the National Trails System Act to require the 
Secretary of the Interior to update the feasibility and suitability 
studies of four national historic trails;
  S. 686, to amend the National Trails System Act to designate the 
Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historical Trail;
  S. 797, to amend the National Trails System Act to designate the 
Star-Spangled Banner Trail in the States of Maryland and Virginia and 
the District of Columbia as a National Historic Trail, with amendments;
  S. 890, to provide for certain administrative and support services 
for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission, with amendments;
  S. 1037, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to assist in the 
planning, design, and construction of the Tumalo Irrigation District 
Water Conservation Project in Deschutes County, Oregon;
  S. 1110, to amend the Reclamation Projects Authorization and 
Adjustment Act of 1992 to provide for the conjunctive use of surface 
and ground water in Juab County, Utah;
  S. 1139, to establish the National Landscape Conservation System, 
with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

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  S. 1152, to promote wildland firefighter safety, with an amendment;
  H.R. 161, to adjust the boundary of the Minidoka Internment National 
Monument to include the Nidoto Nai Yoni Memorial in Bainbridge Island, 
Washington, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  H.R. 235, to allow for the renegotiation of the payment schedule of 
contracts between the Secretary of the Interior and the Redwood Valley 
County Water District;
  H.R. 247, to designate a Forest Service trail at Waldo Lake in the 
Willamette National Forest in the State of Oregon as a national 
recreation trail in honor of Jim Weaver, a former Member of the House 
of Representatives;
  H.R. 276, to designate the Piedras Blancas Light Station and the 
surrounding public land as an Outstanding Natural Area to be 
administered as a part of the National Landscape Conservation System;
  H.R. 376, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a 
special resource study to determine the suitability and feasibility of 
including the battlefields and related sites of the First and Second 
Battles of Newtonia, Missouri, during the Civil War as part of Wilson's 
Creek National Battlefield or designating the battlefields and related 
sites as a separate unit of the National Park System;
  H.R. 482, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to transfer 
ownership of the American River Pump Station Project;
  H.R. 497, to authorize the Marion Park Project, a committee of the 
Palmetto Conservation Foundation, to establish a commemorative work on 
Federal land in the District of Columbia, and its environs to honor 
Brigadier General Francis Marion;
  H.R. 512, to establish the Commission to Study the Potential Creation 
of the National Museum of the American Latino to develop a plan of 
action for the establishment and maintenance of a National Museum of 
the American Latino in Washington, DC;
  H.R. 658, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to enter into 
cooperative agreements to protect natural resources of units of the 
National Park System through collaborative efforts on land inside and 
outside of units of the National Park System;
  H.R. 839, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to study the 
feasibility of enlarging the Arthur V. Watkins Dam Weber Basin Project, 
Utah, to provide additional water for the Weber Basin Project to 
fulfill the purposes for which that project was authorized;
  H.R. 866, to enhance ecosystem protection and the range of outdoor 
opportunities protected by statute in the Skykomish River valley of the 
State of Washington by designating certain lower-elevation Federal 
lands as wilderness;
  H.R. 902, to facilitate the use for irrigation and other purposes of 
water produced in connection with development of energy resources, with 
an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  H.R. 1047, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a 
study to determine the suitability and feasibility of designating the 
Soldiers' Memorial Military Museum located in St. Louis, Missouri, as a 
unit of the National Park System; and
  The nominations of Joseph Timothy Kelliher, of the District of 
Columbia, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 
and R. Lyle Laverty, of Colorado, to be Assistant Secretary of the 
Interior for Fish and Wildlife.
FUNDING SOCIAL SECURITY'S ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS
Committee on Finance: Committee concluded hearings to examine funding 
Social Security's administrative costs, focusing on disability benefits 
and the claims process, after receiving testimony from Michael J. 
Astrue, Commissioner, Social Security Administration; Nancy G. Shor, 
National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives 
(NOSSCR), Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey; Richard E. Warsinskey, National 
Council of Social Security Management Associations, Inc., Washington, 
DC; and Chuck Schimmels, National Association of Disability Examiners, 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
VIOLENT CRIME
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs concluded a 
hearing to examine rising crime in the United States, focusing on the 
federal role in helping communities prevent and respond to violent 
crime, including S. 368, to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe 
Streets Act of 1968 to enhance the COPS ON THE BEAT grant program, 
after receiving testimony from Mark Epley, Senior Counsel to the Deputy 
Attorney General, Department of Justice; Mayor Douglas H. Palmer, 
Trenton, New Jersey, on behalf of the United States Conference of 
Mayors; Ted Kamatchus, Marshall County, Marshalltown, Iowa, on behalf 
of the National Sheriffs' Association; Thomas J. Nee, National 
Association of Police Organizations, and James Alan Fox, Northeastern 
University, both of Boston, Massachusetts; Rick S. Gregory, New Castle 
County Police Department, New Castle, Delaware; and Russell B. Laine, 
Algonquin Police Department, Algonquin, Illinois, on behalf of the 
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WASHINGTON, DC: VOTER REPRESENTATION
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine S. 
1257, to provide the District of Columbia a voting seat and the State 
of Utah an additional seat in the House of Representatives, and H.R. 
1905, to provide for the treatment of the District of Columbia as a 
Congressional district for purposes of representation in the House of 
Representatives, focusing on ending taxation without representation, 
after receiving testimony from Representatives Cannon and Norton; John 
P. Elwood, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel, 
Department of Justice; Patricia Wald, former Chief Judge, United States 
Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; Kenneth R. 
Thomas, Legislative Attorney, American Law Division, Congressional 
Research Service, Library of Congress; Utah Attorney General Mark L. 
Shurtleff, Salt Lake City; Jonathan Turley, George Washington 
University Law School, and Richard B. Bress, Latham and Watkins LLP, 
both of Washington, DC9y008; and Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., Harvard Law 
School, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
HEALTH CARE LEGISLATION
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine health care legislation, after receiving testimony from Gerald 
M. Cross, Acting Principal Deputy, Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs 
for Health; Carl Blake, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Jerry Reed, 
Suicide Prevention Action Network USA, and Dennis M. Cullinan, Veterans 
of Foreign Wars of the United States, all of Washington, D.C.; Joy J. 
Ilem, Disabled American Veterans, Cold Spring, Kentucky; Shannon 
Middleton, American Legion, Indianapolis, Indiana; Bernard Edelman, 
Vietnam Veterans of America, Silver Spring, Maryland; Meredith Beck, 
Wounded Warrior Project, New York, New York; and John Booss, American 
Academy of Neurology, Saint Paul, Minnesota.
BUSINESS MEETING
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee ordered favorably reported 
an original bill authorizing funds for fiscal year 2008 for the 
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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 23 public bills, 2447-2469; 
and 9 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 155-157; and H. Res. 431-436 were 
introduced.
  Pages H5723-24
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H5724-26
Reports Filed: A report was filed today as follows:
  H.R. 2199, to amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide certain improvements in the 
treatment of individuals with traumatic brain injuries, with amendments 
(H. Rept. 110-166).
  H. Res. 437, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2317) to 
amend the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 to require registered 
lobbyists to file quarterly reports on contributions bundled for 
certain recipients and providing for the consideration of the bill 
(H.R. 2316) to provide more rigorous requirements with respect to 
disclosure and enforcement of lobbying laws and regulations (H. Rept. 
110-167); and
  H. Res. 438, providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to 
the bill (H.R. 2206) making emergency supplemental appropriations and 
additional supplemental appropriations for agricultural and other 
emergency assistance for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007 (H. 
Rept. 110-168).
Pages H5722-23
Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Chaplain Marc 
Unger, 1-184th Infantry, California Army National Guard, Exeter, 
California.
  Page H5625
Board of Visitors to the United States Military Academy--Appointment: 
The Speaker announced her appointment of the following Members of the 
House of Representatives to the Board of Visitors to the United States 
Military Academy: Representatives Hinchey, Hall (NY), McHugh, and 
Tiahrt.
  Page H5625
Point of Personal Privilege: Representative Kucinich rose to a point of 
personal privilege and was recognized.
  Pages H5638-44
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Federal Price Gouging Prevention Act: H.R. 1252, amended, to protect 
consumers from price-

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gouging of gasoline and other fuels, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 284 
yeas to 141 nays, Roll No. 404;
  Pages H5628-36, H5647
  Amending title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide an 
exception to the 60-day limit on Medicare reciprocal billing 
arrangements between two physicians during the period in which one of 
the physicians is ordered to active duty as a member of a reserve 
component of the Armed Forces: H.R. 2429, to amend title XVIII of the 
Social Security Act to provide an exception to the 60-day limit on 
Medicare reciprocal billing arrangements between two physicians during 
the period in which one of the physicians is ordered to active duty as 
a member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces, by a \2/3\ yea-
and-nay vote of 422 yeas with none voting ``nay'' and 1 voting 
``present'', Roll No. 405;
  Pages H5636-38, H5647-48
  Urging Americans and people of all nationalities to visit the 
American Cemeteries, Memorials and Markers: H. Res. 392, to urge 
Americans and people of all nationalities to visit the American 
Cemeteries, Memorials and Markers;
  Pages H5654-56
  Veterans Outreach Improvement Act of 2007: H.R. 67, amended, to amend 
title 38, United States Code, to improve the outreach activities of the 
Department of Veterans Affairs, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 421 yeas 
with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 410;
  Pages H5656-60, H5680-81
  Directing the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a national 
cemetery for veterans in the southern Colorado region: H.R. 1660, 
amended, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a 
national cemetery for veterans in the southern Colorado region; 
                                                         Pages H5660-62
  Returning Servicemember VA Healthcare Insurance Act of 2007: H.R. 
612, amended, to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend the 
period of eligibility for health care for combat service in the Persian 
Gulf War or future hostilities from two years to five years after 
discharge or release, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 419 yeas with none 
voting ``nay'', Roll No. 411;
  Pages H5662-64, H5681
  Chiropractic Care Available to All Veterans Act: H.R. 1470, to amend 
the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Programs Enhancement Act 
of 2001 to require the provision of chiropractic care and services to 
veterans at all Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers, by a 
\2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 421 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 412; 
                                               Pages H5668-71, H5681-82
  Traumatic Brain Injury Health Enhancement and Long-Term Support Act 
of 2007: H.R. 2199, amended, to amend title 38, United States Code, to 
direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide certain 
improvements in the treatment of individuals with traumatic brain 
injuries, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 421 yeas with none voting 
``nay'', Roll No. 413; and
  Pages H5671-78, H5682-83
  Early Access to Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Benefits 
Act: H.R. 2239, amended, to amend title 38, United States Code, to 
expand eligibility for vocational rehabilitation benefits administered 
by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 
414 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 414. 
                                                  Pages H5678-80, H5683
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site Boundary Revision Act of 
2007: The House passed H.R. 1100, to revise the boundary of the Carl 
Sandburg Home National Historic Site in the State of North Carolina, by 
a recorded vote of 268 ayes to 150 noes, Roll No. 409. 
                                               Pages H5648-54, H5664-68
  Rejected the Pearce motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on 
Natural Resources with instructions to report the same back to the 
House forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 192 ayes to 
228 noes, Roll No. 408.
Pages H5666-67
  Pursuant to the rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute 
recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the 
bill shall be considered as the original bill for the purpose of 
amendment.
Page H5666
Rejected:
  Bishop (UT) amendment (No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 110-165) that sought 
to reduce the total amount of acreage which can be acquired for the 
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site from 115 acres to 5 (for use 
as a visitor center and parking lot);
Pages H5652-53
  Bishop (UT) amendment (No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 110-165) that sought 
to delay the acquisition of any new land for the Carl Sandburg Home 
National Historic Site until after deferred maintenance has been 
completed at the site (by a recorded vote of 185 yeas to 243 nays, Roll 
No. 406); and
Pages H5651-52, H5664-65
  Heller (NV) amendment (No. 3 printed in H. Rept. 110-165) that sought 
to eliminate the use of appropriated funds to acquire 110 acres of land 
for the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, but still allows the 
land to be acquired by donation, purchase with donated funds, or by 
exchange with other lands (by a recorded vote of 183 yeas to 243 nays, 
Roll No. 407).
Pages H5653-54, H5665-66
  H. Res. 429, the rule providing for consideration of the bill, was 
agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 228 yeas to 198 nays, Roll No. 403, 
after agreeing to order the previous question.
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Board of Visitors to the United States Merchant Marine Academy--
Appointment: The Chair announced the Speakers appointment of the 
following Members of the House of Representatives to the Board of 
Visitors to the United States Merchant Marine Academy: Representatives 
McCarthy (NV), and King (NV).
  Page H5693
Recess: The House recessed at 11:50 p.m. and reconvened at 8:03 a.m. on 
Thursday, May 24th.
  Pages H5717, H5721
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page 
H5625.
Senate Referrals:  S. 375 was referred to the Committee on Natural 
Resources and S. 33 was referred to the Committee on Education and 
Labor.
  Page H5721
Quorum Calls--Votes: Eight yea-and-nay votes and four recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H5646-47, 
H5647, H5648, H5665, H5665-66, H5667, H5667-68, H5680-81, H5681, H5682, 
H5682-83, and H5683. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 8:05 a.m. on 
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Committee Meetings
ENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Energy and Water 
Development, and Related Agencies approved for full Committee the 
Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies appropriations for 
fiscal year 2008.
INTERIOR, ENVIRONMENT, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and 
Related Agencies approved for full Committee action the Interior, 
Environment, and Related Agencies appropriations for fiscal year 2008.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Financial Services: Ordered reported the following bills: 
H.R. 2347, amended, Iran Sanctions Enabling Act of 2007; H.R. 1980, 
Housing Assistance Council Authorization Act of 2007; H.R. 1982, 
amended, Rural Housing and Economic Development Act of 2007; H.R. 2139, 
amended, FHA Manufactured Housing Loan Modernization Act of 2007.
  The Committee began mark up of H.R. 1851, Section 8 Voucher Reform 
Act of 2007. Will continue tomorrow.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Ordered reported the following bills: 
H.R. 885, amended, International Nuclear Fuel for Peace and 
Nonproliferation Act 2007; H.R. 2446, Afghanistan Freedom Support Act 
of 2007; H.R. 2420, amended, International Climate Cooperation Re-
Engagement Act of 2007.
  The Committee also favorably considered the following resolutions and 
adopted a motion urging the Chairman to request that they be considered 
on the Suspension Calendar: S. 676, To provide that the Executive 
Director of the Inter-American Development Bank or the Alternate 
Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank may serve on 
the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Foundation; H. Con. Res. 
21, amended, Calling on the United Nations Security Council to charge 
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with violating the 1948 
Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide 
and the United Nations Charter because of his calls for the destruction 
of the State of Israel; H. Con. Res. 80, amended, Calling on the 
Government of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) to recommit 
to a political solution to the conflict in northern Uganda and to 
recommence vital peace talks, and urging immediate and substantial 
support for the ongoing peace process from the United States and the 
international community; H. Con. Res. 151, amended, Noting the 
disturbing pattern of killings of dozens of independent journalists in 
Russia over the last decade, and calling on Russian President Vladimir 
Putin to authorize cooperation with outside investigators in solving 
these murders; H. Con. Res. 152, Relating to the 40th anniversary of 
the reunification of the City of Jerusalem; H. Res. 137, amended, 
Honoring the life and six decades of public service of Jacob Birnbaum 
and especially his commitment freeing Soviet Jews from religious, 
cultural and communal extinction; H. Res. 226, amended, To recognize 
John Pehle for his contributions to the Nation in helping rescue Jews 
and other minorities from the Holocaust during World War II; H. Res. 
233, amended, Recognizing over 200 years of sovereignty of the 
Principality of Liechtenstein, and expressing support for efforts by 
the United States to continue to strengthen its relationship with that 
country; H. Res. 295, amended, Recognizing the strong alliance between 
the Republic of Korea and the United States and expressing appreciation 
to the Republic of Korea for its efforts in the global war against 
terrorism; H. Res. 395, Supporting the ideals and values of the Olympic 
movement; H. Res. 397, amended, Condemning violence in Estonia and 
attacks on Estonia's embassies in 2007, and expressing solidarity with 
the Government and the people of Estonia; H. Res.

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412, amended, Expressing gratitude to her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 
and His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, for their 
State Visit to the United States and reaffirming the friendship that 
exists between the United States and the United Kingdom; H. Res. 418, 
Recognizing and welcoming the delegation of Presidents, Prime Ministers 
and Foreign Ministers from the Caribbean to Washington, D.C., and 
commending the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for holding the Conference 
on the Caribbean; H. Res. 222, Calling on the Government of the 
People's Republic of China to use its unique influence and economic 
leverage to stop genocide and violence in Darfur, Sudan; and H. Res. 
430, amended, Calling on the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran 
to immediately release Dr. Haleh Esfandiari.
U.S. AID TO PALESTINIANS
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Middle East and South 
Asia held a hearing on U.S. Assistance to the Palestinians. Testimony 
was heard from the following officials of the Department of State: C. 
David Welch, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; LTG 
Keith W. Dayton, U.S. Security Coordinator; and Mark Ward, Senior 
Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Asia and the Near East, U.S. 
Agency for International Development.
U.S. AGRICULTURE SECURITY
Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, 
Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology held a hearing entitled 
``Reducing Threats to Our Nation's Agriculture: Authorizing a Bio and 
Agro-Defense Facility.'' Testimony was heard from John Vitko, M.D., 
Head, Chemical and Biological Division, Science and Technology 
Directorate, Department of Homeland Security; and the following 
officials of the USDA: Edward Knipling, M.D., Administrator, 
Agricultural Research Service; and Kevin Shea, Assistant Administrator, 
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
U.S. ATTORNEYS INVESTIGATION
Committee on the Judiciary: Held a hearing to continue investigation 
into the U.S. Attorneys Controversy and Related Matters. Testimony was 
heard from Monica Goodling, former Senior Counsel to the Attorney 
General and White House Liaison, Department of Justice.
IMMIGRATION REFORM
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, 
Refugees, Border Security, and International Law continued hearings on 
Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Becoming Americans--U.S. Immigrant 
Integration. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
ENERGY POLICY REFORM
Committee on Natural Resources: Held a hearing on the Energy Policy 
Reform and Revitalization Act of 2007. Testimony was heard from the 
following officials of the Department of the Interior: Walter 
Cruickshank, Deputy Director, Mineral Management Service; and Henri 
Bisson, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management; Michael M. Simpson, 
Deputy Under Secretary, Natural Resources and Environment, U.S. Forest 
Service, USDA; Vickie VanZandt, Senior Vice President, Transmission 
Business Line, Bonneville Power Administration, Department of Energy; 
Timothy R. E. Keeney, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Oceans and 
Atmosphere, NOAA, Department of Commerce; and public witnesses.
CLIMATE PROTECTION OPPORTUNITIES
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Held a hearing on 
Achievements and Opportunities for Climate Protection under the 
Montreal Protocol. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
WEAPONIZING SPACE
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on National 
Security and Foreign Affairs held a hearing on Weaponizing Space: Is 
Current U.S. Policy Protecting Our National Security? Testimony was 
heard from MG James B. Armor, Jr., USAF, Director, National Security 
Space Office, Department of Defense; Donald Mahley, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary, Threat Reduction, Department of State; and public witnesses.
PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE SENATE AMENDMENT TO EMERGENCY 
SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007
Committee on Rules: The Committee granted, by a vote of 8 to 4, a rule 
providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to H.R. 2206, 
Making emergency supplemental appropriations and additional 
supplemental appropriations for agriculture and other emergency 
assistance for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007. The rule 
makes in order a motion by the chairman of the Committee of 
Appropriations to concur in the Senate amendment with each of the two 
House amendments printed in this report. The rule waives all points of 
order against the motion and provides that the Senate amendment and the 
motion shall be considered as read. The rule provides one hour of 
debate on the motion equally divided and controlled by the chairman and 
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minority member of the Committee on Appropriations. The rule also 
provides that the Chair shall divide the question of adoption of the 
motion between the two House amendments and if both amendments are 
adopted, they will be engrossed into a single amendment to the Senate 
amendment to H.R. 2206. The rule provides that the Chair may postpone 
further consideration of the motion to a time designated by the 
Speaker.
  The rule further provides that during consideration in the Committee 
of the Whole of a bill making FY08 supplemental appropriations for 
military operations in Iraq or Afghanistan, before consideration of any 
other amendment, it shall be in order to consider an amendment only 
proposing to add to the bill the text of H.R. 2451. Such amendment 
shall be considered as read and shall not be amendable or divisible. 
All points of order against such amendment are waived except clause 9 
of rule XXI. The rule provides that section 4(a) of the resolution does 
not apply to a regular FY08 Department of Defense appropriations bill. 
Testimony was heard from Chairman Obey.
LOBBYING TRANSPARENCY ACT OF 2007; HONEST LEADERSHIP AND OPEN 
GOVERNMENT ACT OF 2007
Committee on Rules: Granted, by a vote of 7 to 4, a rule providing for 
consideration of H.R. 2317, Lobbying Transparency Act of 2007 and H.R. 
2316, Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007.
  With respect to H.R. 2317, the rule provides a closed rule with one 
hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking 
minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary. The amendment in the 
nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary, 
modified by the amendment printed in part A of the report, shall be 
considered as adopted and the bill, as modified, shall be considered as 
read. The rule provides one motion torecommit with or without 
instructions.
  With respect to H.R. 2316, the rule provides a structured rule with 
one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the 
chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary. 
The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill 
except for those arising under clauses 9 or 10 of rule XXI. The rule 
considers as an original bill for the purpose of further amendment the 
amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on 
the Judiciary. The committee amendment shall be considered as read. The 
rule waives all points of order against the committee amendment except 
for those arising under clauses 9 or 10 of rule XXI. The rule makes in 
order those amendments printed in part B of the report and waives all 
points of order against such amendments except for those arising under 
clauses 9 or 10 of rule XXI. The rule provides one motion to recommit 
with or without instructions.
  The rule permits the Chair, during consideration of either H.R. 2317 
or H.R. 2316, to postpone further consideration until a time designated 
by the Speaker. Finally the rule amends the Rules of the House 
governing Member and staff attendance at charitable events. Testimony 
was heard from Chairman Conyers and Representatives Jackson Lee of 
Texas, Cardoza, Kaptur, Abercrombie, Moore of Kansas, Smith of Texas, 
Dreier, Wolf, Castle, English, Terry, Flake, Kirk, Ginny Brown-Waite of 
Florida, and Gingrey.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Science and Technology: Ordered reported the following 
bills: H.R. 364, amended, To provide for the establishment of the 
Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy; H.R. 1467, 10,000 Trained by 
2010 Act; H.R. 1716, amended, Green Energy Education Act of 2007; and 
H.R. 632, amended, H-Prize Act of 2007.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Small Business: Ordered reported the following bills: H.R. 
2359, SBA Entrepreneurial Development Programs Act of 2007; H.R. 2366, 
SBA Veterans' Programs Act of 2007; H.R. 2284, To amend the Small 
Business Act to expand and improve the assistance provided by Small 
Business Development Centers to Indian tribe members, Alaska Natives, 
and Native Hawaiians; H.R. 2397, SBA Women's Business Programs Act of 
2007; and H.R. 2389, Small Energy Efficient Businesses Act.
MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Ordered reported H.R. 
2011, To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse 
located at 100 East 8th Avenue in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, as the ``George 
Howard, Jr., Federal Building and United States Courthouse.''
  The Committee also approved the following: General Services 
Administration Capital Investment Resolutions, as amended; and U.S. 
Army Corps of Engineers Survey Resolutions.
IRS USE OF PRIVATE COLLECTION FIRMS
Committee on Ways and Means: Held a hearing on IRS's Private Debt 
Collection. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the 
IRS, Department of the Treasury: Nina E. Olson, National Taxpayer

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Advocate; and Kevin M. Brown, Acting Commissioner; Gregory D. Kutz, 
Managing Director, Forensic Audits and Special Investigations, GAO; and 
public witnesses.
BRIEFING--HOT SPOTS
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Met in executive session to 
receive a briefing on Hot Spots. The Committee was briefed by 
departmental witnesses.

Joint Meetings
U.S. PETROLEUM INDUSTRY
Joint Economic Committee: Committee concluded hearings to examine the 
United States petroleum industry, focusing on corporate mergers and 
other factors that influence gasoline prices, after receiving testimony 
from Thomas McCool, Director, Applied Research and Methods, Government 
Accountability Office; Michael A. Salinger, Director, Bureau of 
Economics, Federal Trade Commission; Diana L. Moss, American Antitrust 
Institute, Samantha Slater, Renewable Fuels Association, and Red 
Cavaney, American Petroleum Institute, all of Washington, D.C.; Dennis 
C. DeCota, California Service Station and Automotive Repair Association 
(CSSARA), Novato, California; and James L. Smith, Southern Methodist 
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                    COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

                              MAY 24, 2007

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Armed Services: closed business meeting to mark up 
the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
2008, 10 a.m., SR-222.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold 
hearings to examine the nomination of Charles Darwin Snelling, of 
Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the 
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, 10 a.m., SR-253.
  Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: to hold an oversight 
hearing to examine opportunities and challenges associated with coal 
gasification, including coal-to-liquids and industrial gasification, 
9:30 a.m., SD-366.
  Committee on Environment and Public Works: to hold hearings to 
examine potential impacts of global warming on recreation and the 
recreation industry, 10:30 a.m., SD-406.
  Committee on Finance: Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, 
and Infrastructure, to hold hearings to examine energy efficiency, 
focusing on tax incentives for reducing consumption, 2 p.m., SD-215.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: business meeting to consider 
S.392, to ensure payment of United States assessments for United 
Nations peacekeeping operations for the 2005 through 2008 time 
period, S. Res. 211, expressing the profound concerns of the Senate 
regarding the transgression against freedom of thought and 
expression that is being carried out in Venezuela, S. Con. Res. 25, 
condemning the recent violent actions of the Government of Zimbabwe 
against peaceful opposition party activists and members of civil 
society, S. Res. 110, expressing the sense of the Senate regarding 
the 30th anniversary of ASEAN-United States dialogue and 
relationship, and the nominations of Phillip Carter, III, of 
Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Guinea, R. Niels 
Marquardt, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Madagascar, and to serve concurrently and without additional 
compensation as Ambassador to the Union of Comoros, Janet E. Garvey, 
of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Cameroon, Dell 
L. Dailey, of South Dakota, to be Coordinator for Counterterrorism, 
with the rank and status of Ambassador at Large, Mark P. Lagon, of 
Virginia, to be Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat 
Trafficking, with the rank of Ambassador at Large, James K. 
Glassman, of Connecticut, to be a Member of the Broadcasting Board 
of Governors, Cameron R. Hume, of New York, to be Ambassador of 
Indonesia, James R. Keith, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to 
Malaysia, Miriam K. Hughes, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the 
Federated States of Micronesia, Ravic Rolf Huso, of Hawaii, to be 
Ambassador to the Lao People's Democratic Republic, and Hans G. 
Klemm, of Michigan, to be Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of 
Timor-Leste, and promotion lists in the Foreign Service, 11:30 a.m., 
S-116, Capitol.
  Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: 
Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government 
Information, Federal Services, and International Security, to hold 
hearings to examine federal real property, focusing on the property 
management problems highlighted in a recent Government 
Accountability Office report, 10 a.m., SD-342.
  Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery, to hold hearings to 
examine issues relative to residents of Louisiana affected by 
Hurricane Katrina or Rita, focusing on the goals, costs, management 
and impediments facing Louisiana's Road Home Program, 3 p.m., SD-
342.
  Committee on the Judiciary: business meeting to consider S. 185, 
to restore habeas corpus for those detained by the United States, S. 
1327, to create and extend certain temporary district court 
judgeships, H. Con. Res. 76, honoring the 50th anniversary of the 
International Geophysical Year and its past contributions to space 
research, and looking forward to future accomplishments, and the 
nominations of Leslie Southwick, of Mississippi, to be United States 
Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit, Janet T. Neff, to be United 
States District Judge for the Western District of Michigan, Paul 
Lewis Maloney, to be United States District Judge for the Western 
District of Michigan, and Liam O'Grady, to be United States District 
Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, and possible 
authorization of subpoenas in the connection with investigation into 
the replacement of U.S. attorneys, 10 a.m., SD-226.

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  Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold hearings to examine 
terrorist ideology, 3:30 p.m., SD-106.


                                 House

  Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and 
Poultry, to consider H.R. 2419, Farm Bill Extension Act of 2007, 10 
a.m., 1300 Longworth.
  Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations, hearing on training of development of the Iraqi 
police service, 9 a.m., 2212 Rayburn.
  Committee on Education and Labor, Subcommittee on Workforce 
Protections, hearing on Workplace Safety: Why do Millions of Workers 
Remain Without OSHA Coverage? 10:30 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and Air 
Quality, hearing entitled ``Legislative Hearing on Discussion Drafts 
concerning Energy Efficiency, Smart Electricity Grid, Energy Policy 
Act of 2005 Title XVII Loan Guarantees, and Standby Loans for Coal-
to-Liquids Projects,'' 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services, to continue mark up of H.R. 1851, 
Section 8 Voucher Reform Act of 2007, 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa and Global 
Health, hearing on International Food Aid Programs: Options to 
Enhance Effectiveness; followed by a briefing on this subject, 2:30 
p.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Europe, hearing on expanding the Visa Waiver 
Program, Enhancing Transatlantic Relations, 1 p.m., 2200 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, hearing on 
the Reauthorization of OPIC, 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Management, 
Investigations, and Oversight, hearing entitled ``Examining the 
Impact of Equipment Shortages on the National Guard's Readiness for 
Homeland Security Missions,'' 10 a.m., 311 Cannon.
  Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration, 
Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law, 
hearing on Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Labor Movement 
Perspectives, 9 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, 
Wildlife and Oceans and the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests 
and Public Lands, joint oversight hearing on No Child Left Inside: 
Reconnecting Kids with the Outdoors, 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.
  Subcommittee on Water and Power, hearing on the following bills: 
H.R. 31, Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District Wastewater and 
Recycled Water Facilities Act of 2007; and H.R. 1526, Bay Area 
Regional Water Recycling Program Authorization Act of 2007, 10 a.m., 
1334 Longworth.
  Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, hearing on Invisible 
Casualties: The Incidence and Treatment of Mental Health Problems by 
the U.S. Military, 9:30 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on Science and Technology, Subcommittee on 
Investigations and Oversight, hearing on the NASA Administrator's 
Speech to Office of Inspector General Staff, the Subsequent 
Destruction of Video Records and Associated Matters, 10 a.m., 2318 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Small Business, hearing entitled ``Expanding Small 
Business Health Insurance Coverage Using the Private Reinsurance 
Market,'' 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on 
Highways and Transit, hearing on Public-Private Partnerships: State 
and User Perspectives, 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Select Revenue 
Measures, hearing on Tax Incentives for Affordable Housing, 10 a.m., 
1100 Longworth.
  Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Subcommittee on 
Intelligence Community Management, executive, briefing on DNI, 1 
p.m., H-405 Capitol.


                             Joint Meetings

  Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: to hold hearings 
to examine Russia, focusing on the reemergence of Russia as a major 
political and economic power, 10 a.m., B318RHOB.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                      9:30 a.m., Thursday, May 24

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Thursday: After the transaction of any morning business 
(not to extend beyond 60 minutes), Senate will continue consideration 
of S. 1348, Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                       10 a.m., Thursday, May 24

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Thursday: H.R. 2316--Honest Leadership and Open Government 
Act (Subject to a Rule) and H.R. 2317--Lobbying Transparency Act of 
2007 (Subject to a Rule). 


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