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                                             Tuesday, June 12, 2007

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S7497-S7572
Measures Introduced: Twelve bills and two resolutions were introduced, 
as follows: S. 1591-1602, and S. Res. 231-232.
  Pages S7544-45
Measures Passed:
  Congratulating University of Colorado at Boulder Men's Cross Country: 
Senate agreed to S. Res. 232, a resolution.
  Page S7571
  Virgin Islands: Senate passed H.R. 57, to repeal certain sections of 
the Act of May 26, 1936, pertaining to the Virgin Islands, clearing the 
measure for the President.
  Pages S7571-72
Measures Considered:
Clean Energy Act: Senate began consideration of H.R. 6, to reduce our 
Nation's dependency on foreign oil by investing in clean, renewable, 
and alternative energy resources, promoting new emerging energy 
technologies, developing greater efficiency, and creating a Strategic 
Energy Efficiency and Renewables Reserve to invest in alternative 
energy, after agreeing to the motion to proceed, and taking action on 
the following amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S7504-35
Adopted:
  Sanders Amendment No. 1515 (to Amendment No. 1502), to establish an 
energy efficiency and renewable energy worker training program. 
                                                         Pages S7524-28
  By 63 yeas to 30 nays (Vote No. 209), Lieberman (for Bayh) Amendment 
No. 1508 (to Amendment No. 1502), to provide for the publication and 
implementation of an action plan to reduce the quantity of oil used 
annually in the United States.
Pages S7522-24, S7534
Pending:
  Reid Amendment No. 1502, in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                         Pages S7513-15
  Inhofe Amendment No. 1505 (to Amendment No. 1502), to improve 
domestic fuels security.
Pages S7515-22
  A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the bill at approximately 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, 
June 13, 2007, and that the time until 11:45 a.m. be equally divided 
and controlled between Senators Inhofe and Boxer, or their designees, 
on Inhofe Amendment No. 1505 (to Amendment No. 1502) (listed above); 
that no amendment be in order to Amendment No. 1505 (to Amendment No. 
1502) prior to the vote; provided further, that at 11:45 a.m., Senate 
vote on or in relation to Inhofe Amendment No. 1505 (to Amendment No. 
1502).
Pages S7534-35
Messages from the House:
  Page S7543
Measures Referred:
  Page S7543
Enrolled Bills Presented:
  Page S7543
Executive Communications:
  Pages S7543-44
Petitions and Memorials:
  Page S7544
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S7545-47
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S7547-58
Additional Statements:
  Pages S7540-43
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S7559-70
Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
  Page S7570
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S7571
Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S7571
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--209) 
                                                             Page S7534
Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 7:06 p.m., 
until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2007. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
the nominations of Vice Admiral Eric T. Olson, USN, for appointment to 
the grade of Admiral and to be Commander, United States Special 
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D'Agostino, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary of Energy for Nuclear 
Security, and Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration, 
and Michael G. Vickers, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of 
Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict, after the 
nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.
UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded 
a hearing to examine the Universal Service Fund, focusing on assessing 
the recommendations of the Federal-State Joint Board, after receiving 
testimony from Deborah Taylor Tate, Commissioner, Federal 
Communications Commission; Everett B. Flannery, Jr., Kennebec County 
Sheriff's Office, Augusta, Maine, on behalf of the Maine Sheriffs' 
Association; John E. Rooney, U.S. Cellular, Chicago, Illinois; Roger 
Nishi, Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom, Waitsfield, Vermont, on 
behalf of sundry organizations; Jonathan D. Foxman, Chinook Wireless, 
Great Falls, Montana; and Joel E. Lubin, AT Services, Inc., 
Washington, D.C.
HEALTH EFFECTS OF ASBESTOS
Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee concluded a 
hearing to examine the health affects of asbestos, focusing on methods 
of mitigating such impacts, after receiving testimony from Senator 
Murray; David N. Weissman, Director, Division of Respiratory Disease 
Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Centers 
for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human 
Services; Captain Aubrey Miller, United States Public Health Service, 
Region 8, United States Environmental Protection Agency; Melanie Marty, 
California Environmental Protection Agency Office of Environment Health 
Hazard Assessment, Oakland; Ann G. Wylie, University of Maryland 
Department of Geology, College Park; David Weill, Stanford University 
Medical Center Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Stanford, 
California; Richard A. Lemen, Assistant Surgeon General, United States 
Public Health Service, (Ret.), Canton, Georgia; Linda Reinstein, 
Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, Redondo Beach, California; 
Barry Castleman, Garrett Park, Maryland
TRADE ENFORCEMENT
Committee on Finance: Committee concluded a hearing to examine trade 
agreement enforcement for a 21st century economy, after receiving 
testimony from former Representative Dan Glickman, Motion Picture 
Association of America, Jennifer A. Hillman, Georgetown University Law 
Center Institute of International Economic Law, Robert E. Lighthizer, 
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP, and Erik O. Autor, National 
Retail Federation, all of Washington, D.C.
FOREIGN ASSISTANCE REFORM
Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on International 
Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs and International 
Environmental Protection concluded a hearing to examine the efficacy of 
the Foreign Assistance Reform, focusing on successes, failures, and the 
future of foreign aid programs, after receiving testimony from 
Henrietta H. Fore, Acting U.S. Director of Foreign Assistance, and 
Acting Administrator, United States Agency for International 
Development; and Lael Brainard, Brookings Institution, Samuel A. 
Worthington, InterAction, and Steven Radelet, Center for Global 
Development, all of Washington, D.C.
NOMINATION
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine the nomination of the Reuben Jeffery, III, to be Under 
Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs, after 
the nominee, who was introduced by Senator Chambliss, testified and 
answered questions in his own behalf.
ASSESSING TELEWORK POLICIES
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee 
on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the 
District of Columbia concluded a hearing to examine assessing telework 
policies and initiatives in the federal government, after receiving 
testimony Daniel A. Green, Deputy Associate Director for Employee and 
Family Support Policy, Strategic Human Resources Policy Division, 
Office of Personnel Management; Jon W. Dudas, Under Secretary of 
Commerce for Intellectual Property, Director, United States Patent and 
Trademark Office; Stanley Kaczmarczyk, Deputy Associate Administrator, 
Office of Governmentwide Policy, United States General Services 
Administration; Bernice Steinhardt, Director of Strategic Issues, 
Government Accountability Office; Tom Davison, Federal Managers 
Association, and Stephen W.T. O'Keeffe, Telework Exchange, both of 
Alexandria, Virginia; and David Isaacs, Hewlett-Packard Company, 
Washington, D.C.
TERRORIST IDEOLOGY
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine terrorist ideology, after receiving testimony from Stephen 
Ulph, Jamestown Foundation, and Daniel Kimmage, Radio Free Europe/Radio 
Liberty, both of Washington, D.C.; and Rebekah Cragin, RAND 
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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 23 public bills, H.R. 2669-
2691; 1 private bill, H.R. 2692; and 7 resolutions, H.J. Res. 45; H. 
Con. Res. 168; and H. Res. 478-479, 482-484, were introduced. 
                                                         Pages H6329-31
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H6331-32
Reports Filed:  Reports were filed today as follows:
  H. Res. 480, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2642) 
making appropriations for military construction, the Department of 
Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2008 (H. Rept. 110-189) and
  H. Res. 481, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2641) 
making appropriations for energy and water development and related 
agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008 (H. Rept. 110-
190).
Page H6329
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed 
Representative Sarbanes to act as Speaker Pro Tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H6241
Recess: The House recessed at 9:05 a.m. and reconvened at 10 a.m. 
                                                             Page H6241
Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Rev. Michael D. 
Pfingsten, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Harvard, Illinois.
  Page H6241
Committee Election: The House agreed to H. Res. 478, electing 
Representative Davis (CA) to the Joint Committee on Printing, to rank 
after Representative Capuano.
  Page H6245
Authorizing the use of the rotunda of the Capitol for a ceremony to 
award the Congressional Gold Medal to Dr. Norman E. Borlaug: Agreed by 
unanimous consent to discharge from committee and agree to H. Con. Res. 
164, authorizing the use of the rotunda of the Capitol for a ceremony 
to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Dr. Norman E. Borlaug. 
                                                         Pages H6245-46
Dismissing Election Contest--21st District of Florida: The House agreed 
to H. Res. 459, dismissing the election contest relating to the office 
of Representative from the Twenty-first Congressional District of 
Florida.
  Page H6246
Dismissing Election Contest--24th District of Florida: The House agreed 
to H. Res. 461, dismissing the election contest relating to the office 
of Representative from the Twenty-fourth Congressional District of 
Florida.
  Page H6246
Dismissing Election Contest--4th District of Louisiana: The House 
agreed to H. Res. 462, dismissing the election contest relating to the 
office of Reresentative from the Fourth Congressional District of 
Louisiana.
  Page H6246
Dismissing Election Contest--5th District of Florida: The House agreed 
to H. Res. 463, dismissing the election contest relating to the office 
of Representative from the Fifth Congressional District of Florida. 
                                                             Page H6246
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Native American $1 Coin Act: H.R. 2358, to require the Secretary of 
the Treasury to mint and issue coins in commemoration of Native 
Americans and the important contributions made by Indian tribes and 
individual Native Americans to the development of the United States and 
the history of the United States;
  Pages H6246-48
  Congratulating the Barton College men's basketball team for winning 
the 2007 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship: H. 
Res. 329, to congratulate the Barton College men's basketball team for 
winning the 2007 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball National 
Championship;
  Pages H6248-50
  Amending the Fair Labor Standards Act, with respect to civil 
penalties for child labor violations: H.R. 2637, to amend the Fair 
Labor Standards Act, with respect to civil penalties for child labor 
violations;
  Pages H6250-51
  Recognizing the immeasurable contributions of fathers in the healthy 
development of children, supporting responsible fatherhood, and 
encouraging greater involvement of fathers in the lives of their 
children, especially on Father's Day: H. Res. 474, to recognize the 
immeasurable contributions of fathers in the healthy development of 
children, supporting responsible fatherhood, and encouraging greater 
involvement of fathers in the lives of their children, especially on 
Father's Day, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 420 yeas with none voting 
``nay'', Roll No. 452;
  Pages H6251-54, H6267
  Supporting the goals and ideals of National Internet Safety Month: H. 
Res. 455, amended, to support the goals and ideals of National Internet 
Safety Month; and
  Pages H6254-57
  Truth in Caller ID Act of 2007: H.R. 251, amended, to amend the 
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1934 to prohibit manipulation of caller identification information. 
                                                         Pages H6257-60
Recess: The House recessed at 12:03 p.m. and reconvened at 1:22 p.m. 
                                                             Page H6260
Recess: The House recessed at 2:50 p.m. and reconvened at 2:55 p.m. 
                                                         Pages H6267-68
Official Photograph of the House in Session: The official photograph of 
the House in session was taken pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 
460, permitting official photographs of the House of Representatives to 
be taken while the House is in actual session on a date designated by 
the Speaker.
  Page H6267
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2008: The House 
began consideration of H.R. 2638, making appropriations for the 
Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 
30, 2008. Further consideration is expected to resume June 13th. 
                                            Pages H6260-H6317, H6319-27
Agreed to:
  Crowley amendment (No. 21 printed in the Congressional Record of June 
11, 2007) that increases funding, by offset, for state and local 
programs under Protection, Preparedness, Response and Recovery by 
$50,000,000 (by a recorded vote of 244 ayes to 174 noes, Roll No. 453);
                                                         Pages H6295-96
  Reichert amendment that reduces funding for the Office of the 
Secretary and Executive Management by $1,000,000 and reduces funding 
for the Office of the Under Secretary for Management by $11,000,000 and 
increases funding, by offset, for information analysis and operations 
coordination activities by $10,000,000 (by a recorded vote of 218 ayes 
to 205 noes, Roll No. 455);
Pages H6281-84, H6297
  King (IA) amendment that reduces funding for the Office of the 
Secretary and Executive Management by $79,000 (by a recorded vote of 
379 ayes to 45 noes, Roll No. 456); and
Pages H6284-91, H6297-98
  Lamborn amendment (No. 32 printed in the Congressional Record of June 
11, 2007) that reduces funding for the Office of the Secretary and 
Executive Management by $300,000 (by a recorded vote of 381 ayes to 41 
noes, Roll No. 457).
Pages H6291-95, H6298-99
Rejected:
  Campbell (CA) amendment (No. 43 printed in the Congressional Record 
of June 11, 2007) that sought to reduce funding for the Office of the 
Secretary and Executive Management by $9,961,000 (by a recorded vote of 
201 ayes to 221 noes, Roll No. 454).
Pages H6277-80, H6296-97
Withdrawn:
  Kucinich amendment that was offered and subsequently withdrawn which 
sought to increase funding (by offset) for the Federal Emergency 
Management Agency by $500,000.
Pages H6280-81
Pending:
  Foxx amendment (No. 33 printed in the Congressional Record of June 
11, 2007) that seeks to reduce funding for the Office of the Secretary 
and Executive Management by $1,241,000 and
Pages H6299-H6308
  McHenry amendment to Foxx amendment that seeks to replace the dollar 
amount proposed in the Foxx amendment for the Office of the Secretary 
and Executive Management with ``$8,961,000''.
Pages H6308-6311
  Rejected the Blunt motion that the Committee rise by a recorded vote 
of 190 ayes to 221 noes, Roll No. 458.
Pages H6311-12
  Rejected the Gingrey motion that the Committee rise by a recorded 
vote of 189 ayes to 218 noes, Roll No. 459.
Page H6313
  Rejected the Bachus motion that the Committee rise by a recorded vote 
of 187 ayes to 220 noes, with 1 voting ``present'', Roll No. 460. 
                                                             Page H6314
  Rejected the Shadegg motion that the Committee rise by a recorded 
vote of 188 ayes to 216 noes, Roll No. 461.
Pages H6316-17
  Rejected the McCotter motion that the Committee rise by a recorded 
vote of 188 ayes to 216 noes, Roll No. 462.
Pages H6320-21
  Rejected the Boehner motion that the Committee rise by a recorded 
vote of 187 ayes to 213 noes, Roll No. 463.
Pages H6322-23
  Rejected the Roskam motion that the Committee rise by a recorded vote 
of 189 ayes to 214 noes, Roll No. 464.
Page H6325
  Agreed to the Flake motion that the Committee rise by a recorded vote 
of 312 ayes to 82 noes with 1 voting ``present'', Roll No. 465. 
                                                             Page H6327
  H. Res. 473, the rule providing for consideration of the bill, was 
agreed to by voice vote after agreeing to order the previous question 
by a yea-and-nay vote of 222 yeas to 194 nays, Roll No. 451. 
                                                         Pages H6260-67
Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on 
pages H6332-34.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes and thirteen recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H6266-67, 
H6267, H6295-96, H6296-97, H6297, H6297-98, H6298-99, H6312, H6313, 
H6314-15, H6316-17, H6320-21, H6322-23, H6325 and H6327. There were no 
quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 2:10 a.m. on 
Wednesday, June 13th.

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Committee Meetings
STATE, FOREIGN OPERATIONS, AND RELATED PROGRAMS AND LEGISLATIVE BRANCH 
APPROPRIATIONS FISCAL YEAR 2008; REVISED SUBALLOCATIONS OF BUDGET 
ALLOCATIONS FISCAL BUDGET FISCAL YEAR 2008
Committee on Appropriations: Ordered reported amended the following 
appropriations for fiscal year 2008: State, Foreign Operations, and 
Related Programs; and Legislative Branch.
  The Committee also approved Revised Suballocation of Budget 
Allocations, Fiscal Year 2008.
SECURITY FORCES
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing on the development of the Iraqi Security 
Forces. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the 
Department of Defense: LTG Martin Dempsey, USA, Commander, Multi-
National Security Transition Command--Iraq; and Mark T. Kimmit, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary, Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Office of 
the Secretary.
SUPREME COURT'S EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION DECISION
Committee on Education and Labor: Held a hearing entitled ``Justice 
Denied? The Implications of the Supreme Court's Ledbetter v. Goodyear 
Employment Discrimination Decision.'' Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.
HEALTH LEGISLATION
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on Discussion Drafts concerning Prescription Drug User Fee Act 
Reauthorization, Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act 
Reauthorization, Drug Safety, and Certain Pediatric Pharmaceutical and 
Device legislation. Testimony was heard from Randall L. Lutter, 
Associate Commissioner, Policy and Planning, FDA, Department of Health 
and Human Services; and public witnesses.
CAMP LEJEUNE CONTAMINATED DRINKING WATER
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Poisoned Patriots: 
Contaminated Drinking Water at Camp Lejeune.'' Testimony was heard from 
the following officials of the Department of Defense: MG Robert C. 
Dickerson, Jr., USMC, Commanding General, Camp Lejeune; and Pat 
Leonard, Director. Office of The Judge Advocate General, Claims, 
Investigations, Department of the Navy; Thomas Sinks, Deputy Director, 
National Center for Environmental Health/ATSDR, Agency for Toxic 
Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human 
Services; the following officials of the EPA: Peter J. Murtha, 
Director, Office of Criminal Enforcement, Forensics, and Training, 
Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance; and Franklin Hill, 
Director, Superfund Division; Marcia G. Crosse, Director, Public Health 
and Military Health Care Issues, GAO; and public witnesses.
FLOOD INSURANCE REFORM AND MODERNIZATIONS ACT OF 2007
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Housing and Community 
Opportunity held a hearing on H.R. 1682, Flood Insurance Reform and 
Modernization Act of 2007. Testimony was heard from Edward L. Connor, 
Deputy Assistant Administrator, Insurance, FEMA, Department of Homeland 
Security; and public witnesses.
NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigation and the Subcommittee on Management, Investigations and 
Oversight of the Committee on Homeland Security held a joint hearing on 
National Flood Insurance Program: Issues Exposed by the 2005 
Hurricanes. Testimony was heard from Matt Jadacki, Deputy Inspector 
General, Disaster Assistance Oversight, Department of Homeland 
Security; and Orice M. Williams, Director, Financial Markets and 
Community Investment, GAO.
MANDATORY ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Commercial and 
Administrative Law held a hearing on the Mandatory Arbitration 
Agreements: Are They Fair For Consumers? Testimony was heard from 
public witnesses.
EMMETT TILL UNSOLVED CIVIL RIGHTS CRIME ACT
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil 
Rights, and Civil Liberty Liberties and the Subcommittee on Crime, 
Terrorism, and Homeland Security held a joint hearing on H.R. 923, 
Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act. Testimony was heard from 
Grace Chung Becker, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Department of 
Justice; and public witnesses.
EMMETT TILL UNSOLVED CIVIL RIGHTS CRIME ACT
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil 
Rights, and Civil Liberties approved for full Committee action, as 
amended, H.R. 923, Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act.

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BAIL BOND FAIRNESS ACT OF 2007
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and 
Homeland Security approved for full Committee action H.R. 2286, Bail 
Bond Fairness Act of 2007.
WATER RECYCLING MEASURES
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Water and Power 
approved for full Committee action the following bills: H.R. 31, 
Elisnore Valley Municipal Water District Wastewater and Recycled Water 
Facilities Act of 2007; H.R. 716, amended, Santa Rosa Urban Water Reuse 
Plan Act; H.R. 1462, Platte River Recovery Implementation Program and 
Pathfinder Modification Authorization Act; H.R. 1503, amended, Avra/
Black Wash Reclamation and Riparian Restoration Project; H.R. 1526, 
amended, Bay Area Regional Water Recycling Program Authorization Act of 
2007; and H.R. 1725, Rancho California Water District Recycled Water 
Reclamation Facility Act of 2007.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Ordered reported the 
following measures: H.R. 2635, amended, Carbon-Neutral Government Act 
of 2007; H.R. 404, amended, Federal Customer Service Enhancement Act; 
H.R. 2127, To designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 408 West 6th Street in Chelsea, Oklahoma, as the 
``Clem Rogers McSpadden Post Office Building;'' H.R. 2309, To designate 
the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3916 Milgen 
Road in Columbus, Georgia, as the `` Frank G. Lumpkin, Jr. Post Office 
Building;'' S. 1352, To designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 127 East Locust Street in Fairbury, Illinois, 
as the ``Dr. Frances Townsend Post Office Building;'' H. Con. Res. 87, 
Supporting the goals and ideals of a world day of remembrance for road 
crash victims; H. Res. 361, Recognizing and Honoring Jack Valenti and 
expressing the condolences of the House of Representatives to his 
family on his death; H. Con. Res. 155, Recognizing the historical 
significance of Juneteenth Independence Day, and expressing the sense 
of Congress that history should be regarded as a means for 
understanding the past and more effectively facing the challenges of 
the future; H. Con. Res. 148, Recognizing the significance of National 
Caribbean-American Heritage Month; H. Res. 189, Expressing the sense of 
the House of Representatives that a ``Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans 
Day'' should be established; H. Res. 257, Supporting the goals and 
ideals of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month; H. Con. Res. 142, 
Expressing the sense of the Congress that there should be established a 
National Pet Week; H.R. 2570, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 301 Boardwalk Drive in Fort Collins, 
Colorado, as the ``Dr. Karl E. Carson Post Office Building;'' and H.R. 
2563, To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service 
located at 309 East Linn Street in Marshalltown, Iowa, as the ``Major 
Scott Nisley Post Office.''
ENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS 
FISCAL YEAR 2008
Committee on Rules: Granted, by a voice vote, an open rule. The rule 
provides 1 hour of general debate on H.R. 2641, making appropriations 
for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2008, equally divided and controlled by the 
chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on 
Appropriations. The rule waives all points of order against 
consideration of the bill except clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI. The rule 
waives points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to 
comply with clause 2 of rule XXI.
  During consideration of the bill for amendment, the Chairman of the 
Committee of the Whole may accord priority recognition to Members who 
have preprinted their amendments in the Congressional Record. The rule 
provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  Finally, the rule permits the Chair, during consideration of the bill 
in the House, to postpone further consideration of the bill to a time 
designated by the Speaker. Testimony was heard from Representatives 
Visclosky and Hobson.
MILITARY CONSTRUCTION, VETERANS AFFAIRS, AND RELATED AGENCIES 
APPROPRIATIONS FISCAL YEAR 2008
Committee on Rules: Granted, by a voice vote, an open rule providing 
for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2642) making appropriations for 
military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related 
agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008. The rule 
provides for 1 hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by 
the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on 
Appropriations.
  The bill shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of 
order against consideration of the bill except those arising under 
clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. The rule waives points of order against 
provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI. 
During consideration of the bill for amendment, the Chairman of the 
Committee of the Whole may accord priority in recognition on the basis 
of whether the Member offering an amendment

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has caused it to be printed in the Congressional Record. The rule 
provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Finally, 
the rule permits the Chair, during consideration of the bill in the 
House, to postpone further consideration to a time designated by the 
Speaker. Testimony was heard from Representatives Farr and Wicker.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT GLOBALIZATION
Committee on Science and Technology: Held a hearing on the 
Globalization of R and Innovation. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.
DUPONT AEROSPACE DP-2 AIRCRAFT
Committee on Science and Technology: Subcommittee on Investigations and 
Oversight held a hearing on the duPont Aerospace DP-2 Aircraft. 
Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of 
Defense: John Kinzer, DP-2 Program Manager, Office of Naval Research, 
Department of the Navy; and LTC Michael Tremper, USAF, Defense Contract 
Management Agency; and public witnesses.
COAST GUARD DEEPWATER PROGRAM UPDATE
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Coast 
Guard and Maritime Transportation held a hearing on Deepwater: 120-Day 
Update. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the 
Department of Homeland Security: ADM Thad W. Allen, USCG, Commandant, 
U.S. Coast Guard; and Richard L. Skinner, Inspector General.
AMTRAK STRATEGIC INITIATIVES
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on 
Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials held a hearing on Amtrak 
Strategic Initiatives. Testimony was heard from the following officials 
of AMTRAK: David Laney, Chairman, Board of Directors; and Alexander 
Kummant, President and CEO.
VA SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE BONUSES
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing on the process of awarding SES bonuses at 
the Department of Veterans' Affairs. Testimony was heard from 
Christopher Mihm, Managing Director, Strategic Management Team, GAO; 
Gordon Mansfield, Deputy Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs; and 
a public witness.
HEALTH CARE SERVICES EFFECTIVENESS
Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on 
Strategies to Increase Information on Comparative Clinical 
Effectiveness. Testimony was heard from Representative Allen; Carolyn 
M. Clancy, M..D., Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 
Department of Health and Human Services; Peter R. Orszag, Director, 
CBO; Mark Miller, Executive Director, Medicare Payment Advisory 
Commission; and public witnesses.
BRIEFING--ICM
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Subcommittee on 
Intelligence Community Management met in executive session to receive a 
briefing on ICM. The Subcommittee was briefed by departmental 
witnesses.
CHEMICAL/BIOLOGICAL TERRORISM: OVERSEAS THREATS
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Subcommittee on Terrorism, 
Human Intelligence, Analysis and Counterintelligence met in executive 
session to hold a hearing on Chemical/Biological Terrorism: Overseas 
Threats. Testimony was heard from departmental witnesses.


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2007-06-13

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            COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2007

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Military Construction 
and Veterans' Affairs, and Related Agencies, business meeting to 
mark up proposed legislation making appropriations for Military 
Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2008, 10 a.m., SD-124.
  Subcommittee on Homeland Security, business meeting to mark up 
proposed legislation making appropriations for Homeland Security for 
the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, 2 p.m., S-128, Capitol.
  Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: business 
meeting to consider S. 1257, to provide the District of Columbia a 
voting seat and the State of Utah an additional seat in the House of 
Representatives, S. 274, to amend chapter 23 of title 5, United 
States Code, to clarify the disclosures of information protected 
from prohibited personnel practices, require a statement in 
nondisclosure policies, forms, and agreements that such policies, 
forms, and agreements conform with certain disclosure protections, 
provide certain authority for the Special Counsel, H.R. 1254, to 
amend title 44, United States Code, to require information on 
contributors to Presidential library fundraising organizations, S. 
Res. 22, reaffirming the constitutional and statutory protections 
accorded sealed domestic mail, S. 967, to amend chapter 41 of title 
5, United States Code, to provide for the establishment and 
authorization of funding for certain training programs for 
supervisors of Federal employees, S. 1046, to modify pay provisions 
relating to certain senior-level positions in the Federal 
Government, S. 1099, to amend

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chapter 89 of title 5, United States Code, to make individuals 
employed by the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission 
eligible to obtain Federal health insurance, S. 597, to extend the 
special postage stamp for breast cancer research for 2 years, H.R. 
1255, and S. 886, bills to amend chapter 22 of title 44, United 
States Code, popularly known as the Presidential Records Act, to 
establish procedures for the consideration of claims of 
constitutionally based privilege against disclosure of Presidential 
records, and S. 381, to establish a fact-finding Commission to 
extend the study of a prior Commission to investigate and determine 
facts and circumstances surrounding the relocation, internment, and 
deportation to Axis countries of Latin Americans of Japanese descent 
from December 1941 through February 1948, and the impact of those 
actions by the United States, and to recommend appropriate remedies, 
10 a.m., SD-342.
  Committee on Rules and Administration: to hold hearings to examine 
nominations to the Federal Election Commission, 10 a.m., SR-301.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs: to hold an oversight hearing to 
examine Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, and 
Department of Labor collaboration and cooperation to meet the 
employment needs of returning military service members, 9:30 a.m., 
SD-562.


                                 House

  Committee on Armed Services, hearing on China: Recent Security 
Developments, 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  Committee on Education and Labor, to mark up H.R. 2669, College 
Cost Reduction Act of 2007, 11:30 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health, to mark 
up the following: Prescription Drug User Fee Amendments of 2007; 
Medical Device User Fee Amendments of 2007; Best Pharmaceuticals for 
Children Amendment of 2007; Pediatric Research Improvement Act; to 
amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to improve drug 
safety; To amend the Public Health Service to provide for the 
establishment of a clinical trial registry database and a clinical 
trial registry database and a clinical trial results database; To 
amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to 
conflicts of interest; To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic 
Act to provide for the establishment of the Reagan-Udall Institute 
for Applied Biomedical Research; and the Pediatric Medical Device 
Safety and Improvement of 2007, 5 p.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services, hearing on Improving Federal 
Consumer Protection in Financial Services, 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on International 
Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight, hearing on U.N. 
Peacekeeping Forces: A Force Multiplier for the U.S.? 10 a.m., 2172 
Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade, hearing on 
the United States-South Korea FTA: The Foreign Policy Implications, 
10 a.m., 2237 Rayburn.
  Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Emergency 
Communications, Preparedness, and Response, hearing entitled 
``Citizen Preparedness: Helping Our Communities Help Themselves,'' 
11 a.m., 311 Cannon.
  Committee on the Judiciary, to mark up the following bills: H.R. 
923, Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act; H.R. 660, Court 
Security Improvement Act of 2007, and H.R. 2286, Bail Bond Fairness 
Act of 2007, 11:30 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Committee on Natural Resources, to continue markup of H.R. 2337, 
Energy Policy Reform and Revitalization Act of 2007; and to hold a 
hearing on the following bills: H.R. 673, Cocopah Lands Act; H.R. 
1575, Burt Lake Band of Ottoawa and Chippewa Indians Reaffirmation 
Act; and H.R. 2120, To direct the Secretary of the Interior to 
proclaim as reservation for the benefit of the Sault Ste. Marie 
Tribe of Chippewa Indians a parcel of land now held in trust by the 
United States for that Indian tribe, 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.
  Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, hearing on 
Continuing Allegations of Misconduct at the GSA, 10 a.m., 2154 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Rules, to consider the Department of the Interior, 
Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations for Fiscal Year 
2008, 2 p.m., H-313 Capitol.
  Committee on Science and Technology, to consider the following 
bills: H.R. 2304, Advanced Geothermal Energy Research and 
Development Act of 2007 and H.R. 2313, Marine Renewable Energy 
Research and Development Act of 2007, 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.
  Committee on Small Business, hearing on U.S. Trade Policy and 
Small Business, 10 a.m., 12360 Rayburn.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs, June 12, Subcommittee on Oversight 
and Investigations, hearing on the process of awarding SES bonuses 
at the Department of Veterans' Affairs, 2 p.m., 334 Cannon.
  Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, executive, briefing on 
Hot Spots, 8:45 a.m., H-405 Capitol.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                     9:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 13

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Wednesday: After the transaction of any morning business 
(not to extend beyond 60 minutes), Senate will continue consideration 
of H.R. 6, CLEAN Energy Act, and vote on or in relation to Inhofe 
Amendment No.1505 (to Amendment 1502) at approximately 11:45 a.m.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                      10 a.m., Wednesday, June 13

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Wednesday: To be announced. 


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