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                                             Tuesday, July 17, 2007

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S9369-S9531
Measures Introduced: Twenty three bills and two resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 1793-1815, and S. Res. 274-275. 
                                                  Pages S9469, S9496-97
Measures Passed:
  Authorize Representation by the Senate Legal Counsel: Senate agreed 
to S. Res. 274, to authorize representation by the Senate Legal Counsel 
in the case of Lewis v. Bayh.
  Page S9530
  Making Minority Party Appointments for the 110th Congress: Senate 
agreed to S. Res. 275, making minority party appointments for the 110th 
Congress.
  Page S9530
Measures Considered:
  National Defense Authorization Act: Senate continued consideration of 
H.R. 1585, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2008 for 
military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel, taking action on the following 
amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S9301-10, S9317-66, S9369-S9436
Adopted:
  By 94 yeas to 3 nays (Vote No. 248), Cornyn Amendment No. 2100 (to 
Amendment No. 2011), to express the sense of the Senate that it is in 
the national security interest of the United States that Iraq not 
become a failed state and a safe haven for terrorists.
Pages S9317-21
Withdrawn:
  McConnell Amendment No. 2241 (to the language proposed to be stricken 
by Amendment No. 2011), relative to a sense of the Senate on the 
consequences of a failed state in Iraq.
Page S9301
Pending:
  Nelson (NE) (for Levin) Amendment No. 2011, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Page S9301
  Levin Amendment No. 2087 (to Amendment No. 2011), to provide for a 
reduction and transition of United States forces in Iraq.
Page S9301
  Reed Amendment No. 2088 (to Amendment No. 2087), to change the 
enactment date.
Page S9301
  Dodd (for Levin) Amendment No. 2274 (to the language proposed to be 
stricken by Amendment No. 2011), to provide for a reduction and 
transition of United States forces in Iraq.
Pages S9301-02
  Levin Amendment No. 2275 (to Amendment No. 2274), to provide for a 
reduction and transition of United States forces in Iraq. 
                                                         Pages S9302-10
  During consideration of this measure today, the Senate also took the 
following action:
  The McConnell motion to invoke cloture on McConnell Amendment No. 
2241 (listed above), was withdrawn.
Page S9301
  Durbin Amendment No. 2252 (to Amendment No. 2241), to change the 
enactment date, fell when McConnell Amendment No. 2241 (listed above) 
was withdrawn.
Page S9301
  By 44 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 249), Senate did not agree to the 
motion to instruct the Sergeant at Arms to request the attendance of 
absent Senators, but a quorum was present.
Pages S9350-51
  By 41 yeas to 37 nays (Vote No. 250), Senate agreed to the motion to 
instruct the Sergeant at Arms to request the attendance of absent 
Senators.
Page S9369
  By 37 yeas to 23 nays (Vote No. 251), Senate agreed to the motion to 
instruct the Sergeant at Arms to request the attendance of absent 
Senators.
Page S9395
  By 52 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 252), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to close further debate on Levin Amendment No. 2087 
(to Amendment No. 2011) (listed above).
Page S9434
  Senator Reid entered a motion to reconsider the vote by which the 
motion to invoke cloture on Levin Amendment No. 2087 (listed above) 
failed.
Page S9434
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act: Senate began 
consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 2638, 
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appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2008.
  Pages S9436-37
  A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to proceed 
to consideration of the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of 
rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will 
occur on Friday, July 20, 2007.
  Subsequently, the motion to proceed was withdrawn.
Page S9436
College Cost Reduction Act: Senate began consideration of H.R. 2669, to 
provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 601 of the concurrent 
resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2008.
  Pages S9437-63
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 49 yeas to 48 nays (Vote No. 253), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed 
to the motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to 
consideration of the bill.
Page S9437
Pending:
  Kennedy Amendment No. 2327, in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                         Pages S9441-54
  Murkowski Amendment No. 2329 (to Amendment No. 2327), to increase the 
amount appropriated for the college access partnership grant program. 
                                                         Pages S9454-60
  Kennedy Amendment No. 2330 (to Amendment No. 2327), to amend the 
amounts appropriated for Promise Grants for fiscal year 2014 through 
2017.
Pages S9460-63
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the bill at 10 a.m., on Thursday, July 19, 2007. 
                                                             Page S9530
House Messages:
  Department of State Crisis Response Act: Senate concurred in the 
amendment of the House to S. 966, to enable the Department of State to 
respond to a critical shortage of passport processing personnel, after 
agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                             Page S9468
Appointments:
  Congressional Award Board: The Chair, on behalf of the Republican 
Leader, pursuant to Public Law 96-114, as amended, appointed the 
following individual to the Congressional Award Board: Adam Ruiz of 
Kentucky.
  Page S9530
Message from the President: Senate received the following message from 
the President of the United States:
  Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative to the issuance of 
an Executive Order blocking the property of persons determined to have 
committed, or to pose a significant risk of committing, an act or acts 
of violence that have the purpose or effect of threatening the peace or 
stability of Iraq; which was referred to the Committee on Banking, 
Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM-21)
Pages S9467-68
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Sean R. Mulvaney, of Illinois, to be an Assistant Administrator of 
the United States Agency for International Development.
  Robert J. Conrad, Jr., of North Carolina, to be United States Circuit 
Judge for the Fourth Circuit.
  Catharina Haynes, of Texas, to be United States Circuit Judge for the 
Fifth Circuit.
  Shalom D. Stone, of New Jersey, to be United States Circuit Judge for 
the Third Circuit.
  John Daniel Tinder, of Indiana, to be United States Circuit Judge for 
the Seventh Circuit.
  24 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
  Routine lists in the Army, Navy.
Pages S9366-68
On Wednesday July 18, 2007, the Senate received the following 
nominations:
  Robert M. Dow, Jr., of Illinois, to be United States District Judge 
for the Northern District of Illinois.
Page S9531
Messages From the House:
  Page S9468
Measures Referred:
  Pages S9468-69
Measures Placed on the Calendar:
  Page S9469
Enrolled Bills Presented:
  Page S9469
Executive Communications:
  Pages S9469, S9496
Petitions and Memorials:
  Page S9496
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S9469-72, S9497-98
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions: 
                                            Pages S9472-77, S9498-S9514
Additional Statements:
  Pages S9465-67
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S9477-95, S9514-29
Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
  Page S9495
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S9495, S9529-30
Privileges of the Floor:
  Pages S9496, S9530
Quorum Calls: Three quorum calls were taken today. (Total--6) 
                                               Page S9350, S9369, S9395
Record Votes: Six record votes were taken today. (Total--253) 
                      Pages S9321, S9350-51, S9369, S9395, S9434, S9437
Adjournment: Senate convened at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 
and adjourned on Wednesday at 5:09 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Thursday, 
July 19, 2007. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority 
Leader in today's Record on pages S9530-31.)

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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
APPROPRIATIONS: AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FOOD AND DRUG 
ADMINISTRATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural 
Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies 
approved for full committee consideration an original bill making 
appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug 
Administration, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2008.
AIR SERVICES
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on 
Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security concluded a hearing to 
examine improving air services to small and rural communities, after 
receiving testimony from Andrew B. Steinberg, Assistant Secretary of 
Transportation for Aviation and International Affairs; John Torgerson, 
Alaska Department of Transportation, Anchorage; Karen Miller, Boone 
County Commission, Columbia, Missouri, on behalf of the National 
Association of Counties; Mark F. Courtney, Lynchburg Regional Airport, 
Lynchburg, Virginia; and Faye Malarkey, Regional Airline Association, 
Washington, D.C.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee concluded a 
hearing on the nominations of Robert Boldrey, of Michigan, to be a 
Member of the Board of Trustees of the Morris K. Udall Scholarship and 
Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation, Kristine L. 
Svinicki, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, who was introduced by Senators Warner and Craig, and R. 
Lyle Laverty, of Colorado, to be Assistant Secretary of the Interior 
for Fish and Wildlife.
DEMOCRATIC DEVELOPMENTS IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on African Affairs 
concluded a hearing to examine the efficacy of democratic developments 
in Sub-Saharan Africa, after receiving testimony from Barry F. 
Lowenkron, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and 
Labor; Michael Hess, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, 
Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, United States Agency for 
International Development; Princeton N. Lyman, Council on Foreign 
Relations, Chris Albin-Lackey, Human Rights Watch, Akwe Amosu, Open 
Society Institute, and Dave Peterson, National Endowment for Democracy, 
all of Washington, D.C.
TREATIES
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine protocol Amending the Convention Between the Government of the 
United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Finland 
for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal 
Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital, signed at 
Helsinki May 31, 2006 (the ``Protocol'') (Treaty Doc. 109-18), protocol 
Amending the Convention Between the Government of the United States of 
America and the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark for the Avoidance 
of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to 
Taxes on Income signed at Copenhagen May 2, 2006 (the ``Protocol'') 
(Treaty Doc. 109-19), protocol Amending the Convention Between the 
United States of America and the Federal Republic of Germany for the 
Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with 
Respect to Taxes on Income and Capital and to Certain Other Taxes, 
Signed on August 29, 1989, signed at Berlin June 1, 2006 (the 
``Protocol''), along with a related Joint Declaration (Treaty Doc. 109-
20), convention Between the Government of the United States of America 
and the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium for the Avoidance of 
Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to 
Taxes on Income and accompanying Protocol, signed on November 27, 2006, 
at Brussels (the ``proposed Treaty'') (Treaty Doc. 110-03), patent Law 
Treaty and Regulations Under the Patent Law Treaty (the ``Treaty''), 
done at Geneva on June 1, 2000, between the Governments of 53 countries 
including the United States of America (Treaty Doc. 109-12), the Geneva 
Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of 
Industrial Designs (the ``Agreement''), adopted in Geneva on July 2, 
1999, and signed by the United States on July 6, 1999 (Treaty Doc.109-
21), the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks (the ``Treaty'' or 
``Singapore Treaty'') adopted and signed by the United States at 
Singapore on March 28, 2006 (Treaty Doc. 110-02), and protocol to the 
Treaty of Friendship, Commerce, and Navigation Between the United 
States and Denmark of October 1, 1951, signed at Copenhagen on May 2, 
2001 (Treaty Doc. 108-08), after receiving testimony from Thomas A. 
Barthold, Acting Chief of Staff, Joint Committee on Taxation, United 
States Congress; John Harrington, International Tax Counsel, Department 
of the Treasury; Lois E. Boland, Director, Office of International 
Relations, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of

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Commerce; Wesley S. Scholz, Director, Office of Investment Affairs, 
Department of State; and William A. Reinsch, National Foreign Trade 
Council, and Janice Lucchesi, Organization for International 
Investment, both of Washington, D.C.
FEDERAL ACQUISITION
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee 
concluded a hearing to examine federal acquisition and contracting, 
focusing on ways to strengthen competition and accountability, 
including S. 680, to ensure proper oversight and accountability in 
Federal contracting, after receiving testimony from David M. Walker, 
Comptroller General, Government Accountability Office; Marcia G. 
Madsen, Mayer Brown Rowe and Maw, LLP, Washington, D.C., on behalf of 
the Acquisition Advisory Panel; and Stan Soloway, Professional Services 
Council, Arlington, Virginia.
CENSUS BUREAU
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee 
on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal 
Services, and International Security concluded an oversight hearing to 
examine the readiness of the Census Bureau for the 2010 census, after 
receiving testimony from Charles Louis Kincannon, Director, United 
States Census Bureau; Mathew J. Scire, Director, Strategic Issues, and 
David A. Powner, Director, Information Technology, both of the 
Government Accountability Office; Andrew Reamer, Brookings Institution, 
Washington, D.C.; and Maurice P. McTigue, George Mason University 
Mercatus Center, Arlington, Virginia.
ALZHEIMER'S
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Subcommittee on 
Retirement and Aging concluded a hearing to examine the federal 
response and advances being made toward defeating the epidemic of 
Alzheimer's disease, after receiving testimony from Elias A. Zerhouni, 
Director, and Richard J. Hodes, Director, National Institute on Aging, 
both of the National Institutes of Health, Julie L. Gerberding, 
Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Andrew C. von 
Eschenbach, Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Food and Drug 
Administration, all of the Department of Health and Human Services.
PROSECUTION OF BORDER PATROL AGENTS
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
the prosecution of Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, 
after receiving testimony from Representatives Hunter and Rohrabacher; 
Luis Barker, former Chief Patrol Agent, El Paso Border Patrol Sector, 
and David V. Aguilar, Chief, both of the Office of Border Patrol, 
United States Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland 
Security; Johnny Sutton, United States Attorney for the Western 
District of Texas, Department of Justice; T.J. Bonner, AFL-CIO, Campo, 
California; and David L. Botsford, Austin, Texas.
  On Wednesday, July 18, 2007, the following occurred:
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY AND SMALL BUSINESS CONTRACTING
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship: Committee concluded a 
hearing to examine increasing government accountability and ensuring 
fairness in small business contracting, after receiving testimony from 
Paul Hsu, Associate Administrator, Office of Government Contracting and 
Business Development, United States Small Business Administration; 
Anthony Martoccia, Director, Office of Small Business Programs, 
Department of Defense; Patricia Rice, Maine Procurement Technical 
Assistance Center, Bangor; Todd McCracken, National Small Business 
Association, Washington, D.C.; Magdalah Silva, DMS International, Inc., 
Silver Spring, Maryland; and Ronald Newlan, HUBZone Contractors 
National Council, Rockville, Maryland.
ABUSE OF THE ELDERLY
Special Committee on Aging: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
abuse of elderly citizens, focusing on prevention methods, after 
receiving testimony from Daniel S. Fridman, Senior Counsel to the 
Deputy Attorney General and Special Counsel for Health Care Fraud, 
Department of Justice; Gregory E. Demske, Office of Counsel to the 
Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services; Paul R. 
Greenwood, San Diego District Attorney's Office, San Diego, California; 
Beverley Laubert, National Association of State Long-Term Care 
Ombudsman Programs, and Robert Blancato, Elder Justice Coalition, both 
of Washington, D.C.; Daniel Reingold, The Hebrew Home for the Aged at 
Riverdale, Riverdale, New York; and Jennifer Coldren, Rome, New York.


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                            NEW PUBLIC LAWS

      (For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D975)
  S. 1701, to provide for the extension of transitional medical 
assistance (TMA) and the abstinence education program through the end 
of fiscal year 2007. Signed on July 18, 2007. (Public Law 110-48)


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                    COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

                             JULY 19, 2007

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Appropriations: business meeting to mark up proposed 
legislation making appropriations for the Department of Agriculture 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, 2 p.m., SD-106.
  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: business meeting 
to consider the nominations of Bijan Rafiekian, of California, and 
Diane G. Farrell, of Connecticut, both to be Members of the Board of 
Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, William 
Herbert Heyman, of New York, William S. Jasien, of Virginia, and 
Mark S. Shelton, of Kansas, all to be Directors of the Securities 
Investor Protection Corporation; to be immediately followed by a 
hearing to examine the semiannual monetary policy report to the 
Congress, 9:30 a.m., SD-538.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: business 
meeting to consider S. 1769, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 
to facilitate number portability in order to increase consumer 
choice of voice service provider, S. 1780, to require the FCC, in 
enforcing its regulations concerning the broadcast of indecent 
programming, to maintain a policy that a single word or image may be 
considered indecent, S. 1582, to reauthorize and amend the 
Hydrographic Services Improvement Act, S. 1771, to increase the 
safety of swimming pools and spas by requiring the use of proper 
anti-entrapment drain covers and pool and spa drainage systems, to 
educate the public about pool and spa safety, S. 1778, to authorize 
certain activities of the Maritime Administration, S. 1492, to 
improve the quality of Federal and State data regarding the 
availability and quality of broadband services and to promote the 
deployment of affordable broadband services to all parts of the 
Nation, and the nominations of Jonathan W. Bailey, and Philip M. 
Kenul, both to be Rear Admiral, for the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration, 2:30 p.m., SR-253.
  Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: to hold hearings to 
examine S. 1634, to implement further the Act approving the Covenant 
to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in 
Political Union with the United States of America, 9:45 a.m., SD-
366.
  Committee on Finance: business meeting to consider an original 
bill entitled, ``The Children's Health Insurance Reauthorization 
Act'', 9 a.m., SD-219.
  Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine aviation financing, 
focusing on industry perspectives, 2:15 p.m., SD-215.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: to continue hearings to examine 
the war in Iraq, focusing on an update from the field, 10:30 a.m., 
SD-419.
  Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: to hold 
hearings to examine the military's role in disaster response, 
focusing on progress since Hurricane Katrina, 10:30 a.m., SD-342.
  Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal 
Workforce, and the District of Columbia, to hold hearings to examine 
the mayoral proposal to reform the District of Columbia's public 
school system, focusing on assessments, assurances, and 
accountability, 2:30 p.m., SD-342.
  Committee on Indian Affairs: business meeting to consider pending 
calendar business, to be immediately followed by a hearing to 
examine draft legislation to amend and reauthorize the Native 
American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act, 9:30 a.m., 
SR-485.
  Committee on the Judiciary: business meeting to continue 
consideration of S. 1145, to amend title 35, United States Code, to 
provide for patent reform, S. Res. 248, honoring the life and 
achievements of Dame Lois Browne Evans, Bermuda's first female 
barrister and Attorney General, and the first female Opposition 
Leader in the British Commonwealth, S. Res. 236, supporting the 
goals and ideals of the National Anthem Project, which has worked to 
restore America's voice by re-teaching Americans to sing the 
national anthem, S. 1060, to reauthorize the grant program for 
reentry of offenders into the community in the Omnibus Crime Control 
and Safe Streets Act of 1968, to improve reentry planning and 
implementation, S. Res. 261, expressing appreciation for the 
profound public service and educational contributions of Donald 
Jeffry Herbert, fondly known as ``Mr. Wizard'', a bill entitled, 
``School Safety and Law Enforcement Improvements Act'', and the 
nominations of Roslynn Renee Mauskopf, of New York, to be United 
States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York, William 
Lindsay Osteen, Jr., of North Carolina, to be United States District 
Judge for the Middle District of North Carolina, Martin Karl 
Reidinger, of North Carolina, to be United States District Judge for 
the Western District of North Carolina, Timothy D. DeGiusti, of 
Oklahoma, to be United States District Judge for the Western 
District of Oklahoma, Janis Lynn Sammartino, of California, to be 
United States District Judge for the Southern District of 
California, Rosa Emilia Rodriguez-Velez, of Puerto Rico, to be 
United States Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico, and Joe W. 
Stecher, of Nebraska, to be United States Attorney for the District 
of Nebraska, 10 a.m., SD-226.
  Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of 
Sharion Aycock, to be United States District Judge for the Northern 
District of Mississippi, Jennifer Walker Elrod, of Texas, to be 
United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit, and Richard A. 
Jones, to be United States District Judge for the Western District 
of Washington, 2:45 p.m., SD-226.
  Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold closed hearings to 
examine certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH-219.


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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 17 public bills, H.R. 3056-
3072; and 3 resolutions, H. Res. 552-554, were introduced. 
                                                         Pages H7981-82
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H7982-84
Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows: Report on the 
Revised Suballocation of Budget Allocations for Fiscal Year 2008 (H. 
Rept. 110-236).
  Page H7981
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed 
Representative Solis to act as Speaker Pro Tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H7855
Recess: The House recessed at 9:02 a.m. and reconvened at 10 a.m. 
                                                             Page H7855
Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Dr. Billy F. 
Hudgins, Cross Creek Community Church, Hokes Bluff, Alabama. 
                                                             Page H7855
Suspension: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measure:
  Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act of 2007: H.R. 980, 
amended, to provide collective bargaining rights for public safety 
officers employed by States or their political subdivisions, by a \2/3\ 
yea-and-nay vote of 314 yeas to 97 nays, Roll No. 633. 
                                               Pages H7859-66, H7871-72
Improving America's Security Act of 2007--Motion to go to Conference: 
The House disagreed to the amendment of the Senate to H.R. 1, to 
provide for the implementation of the recommendations of the National 
Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, and agreed to a 
conference.
  Pages H7868-73, H7878
  Agreed to the Blackburn motion to instruct conferees on the bill by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 354 yeas to 66 nays, Roll No. 635. 
                                                  Pages H7869-71, H7873
  Later, the Chair appointed the following Members of the House to the 
conference committee on the bill: from the Committee on Homeland 
Security for consideration of the House bill and the Senate amendment, 
and modifications committed to conference: Representatives Thompson 
(MS), Loretta Sanchez (CA), Dicks, Harman, Lowey, Jackson-Lee (TX), 
Christensen, Etheridge, Langevin, Cuellar, Al Green (TX) Perlmutter, 
King (NY), Smith (TX), Souder, Tom Davis (VA), Daniel E. Lungren (CA), 
Rogers (AL), McCaul (TX), Dent, and Ginny Brown-Waite (FL). 
                                                             Page H7878
  From the Committee on Armed Services, for consideration of secs. 
1202, 1211, 1221, 1232, 1233, and 1241 of the House bill, and section 
703 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: 
Representatives Skelton, Spratt, and Saxton.
Page H7878
  From the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for consideration of Title 
I, Title II, secs. 743 and 901 of the House bill, and Title III, secs. 
1002, 1481, 1482, 1484, and Title XVII of the Senate amendment, and 
modifications committed to conference: Representatives Dingell, Markey, 
and Barton (TX).
Page H7878
  From the Committee on Foreign Affairs, for consideration of secs. 
601, 1202, 1211, 1221, 1222, 1232, 1233, 1241, 1302, 1311, 1312, 1322, 
1323, 1331-1333, 1412, 1414, 1422, 1431, and 1441-1443 of the House 
bill, and secs. 502, 1301, Title XVIII, secs. 1911-1913, and 1951 of 
the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: 
Representatives Lantos, Ackerman, and Ros-Lehtinen.
Page H7878
  From the Committee on the Judiciary, for consideration of secs. 406, 
501, 601, 702, and Title VIII of the House bill, and secs. 123, 501-
503, 601-603, 1002, and 1432 of the Senate amendment, and modifications 
committed to conference: Representatives Conyers, Zoe Lofgren (CA), and 
Sensenbrenner.
Page H7878
  From the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, for 
consideration of sec. 408 and subtitle A of title VIII of the House 
bill, and secs. 114, 601, 602, 903, 904, 1203, 1205, and 1601 of the 
Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: 
Representatives Waxman, Clay, and Issa.
Page H7878
  From the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, for 
consideration of secs. 601, 712, 723, 732, 733, 741, 742, and subtitle 
A of title VIII of the House bill, and secs. 111-113, 121, 122, 131, 
502, 601, 602, 703, 1201-1203, 1205, 1206, and 1606 of the Senate 
amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Representatives 
Reyes, Cramer, and Hoekstra.
Page H7878
  From the Committee on Science and Technology, for consideration of 
secs. 703, 1301, 1464, 1467, and 1507 of the Senate amendment, and 
modifications committed to conference: Representatives Gordon (TN), Wu, 
and Gingrey.
Page H7878
  From the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for 
consideration of Titles I-III, sec. 1002, and Title XI of the House 
bill, and secs. 202, 301, Title IV, secs. 801-803, 807, 901, 1001, 
1002, 1101-1103, 1422-1424, 1426, 1427, 1429, 1430, 1433, 1436-1438, 
1441, 1443, 1444, 1446, 1449,

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1464, 1473, 1503, and 1605 of the Senate amendment, and modifications 
committed to conference: Representatives Oberstar, DeFazio, and Mica. 
                                                             Page H7878
  For consideration of Title II of the House bill, and Title III and 
subtitle C of title XIV of the Senate amendment, and modifications 
committed to conference: Representative Larson (CT).
Page H7878
Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 
2008: The House passed H.R. 2641, making appropriations for energy and 
water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2008, by a yea-and-nay vote of 312 yeas to 112 nays, Roll 
No. 641. Consideration of the measure began on Tuesday, June 19th. 
                                               Pages H7873-77, H7878-98
  Agreed by unanimous consent that during further consideration of H.R. 
2641 in the Committee of the Whole pursuant to the provisions of H. 
Res. 481, no further amendment to the bill will be in order except 
those provided on a list at the desk.
Page H7873
Agreed to:
  Rothman amendment that prohibits funds from being used for the Green 
Maintenance Building in North Bergen, New Jersey.
Page H7874
Rejected:
  Flake amendment that sought to prohibit funds from being used for the 
Achieving a College Education Program at Maricopa Community Colleges; 
                                                         Pages H7875-76
  Flake amendment that sought to prohibit funds from being used for the 
Alliance for NanoHealth;
Pages H7876-77
  Hensarling amendment (No. 36 printed in the Congressional Record of 
July 16, 2007) that sought to prohibit the use of funds for the 
Environmental Science Center at the University of Dubuque, Iowa; 
                                                         Pages H7880-81
  Hensarling amendment (No. 38 printed in the Congressional Record of 
July 16, 2007) that sought to prohibit the use of funds for Roosevelt 
University Biology Laboratory equipment;
Pages H7882-83
  Flake amendment that sought to prohibit funds from being used for the 
Center for Instrumented Critical Infrastructure in Pennsylvania (by a 
recorded vote of 98 ayes to 326 noes, Roll No. 636);
Pages H7893-94
  Hensarling amendment (No. 35 printed in the Congressional Record of 
July 16, 2007) that sought to prohibit the use of funds for the South 
Carolina HBCU Science and Technology Initiative (by a recorded vote of 
70 ayes to 357 noes, Roll No. 637);
Pages H7878-80, H7894
  Hensarling amendment (No. 37 printed in the Congressional Record of 
July 16, 2007) that sought to prohibit the use of funds for the 
Emmanuel College Center for Science Partnership (by a recorded vote of 
79 ayes to 337 noes, Roll No. 638);
Pages H7881-82, H7894-95
  Hensarling amendment (No. 39 printed in the Congressional Record of 
July 16, 2007) that sought to prohibit the use of funds for Nanosys, 
Inc. (by a recorded vote of 81 ayes to 348 noes, Roll No. 639); and 
                                               Pages H7883-84, H7895-96
  Campbell (CA) amendment that sought to prohibit the use of funds for 
any earmark listed in the bill (by a recorded vote 39 ayes to 388 noes, 
Roll No. 640).
Pages H7884-93, H7896
  H. Res. 481, the rule providing for consideration of the bill, was 
agreed to on Tuesday, June 19th.
Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he 
notified Congress of the issuance of an Executive Order blocking 
property of persons determined to be in a position to threaten the 
peace and stability of Iraq or to undermine efforts to promote economic 
reconstruction and political reform in Iraq or to provide humanitarian 
assistance to the Iraqi people--referred to the Committee on Foreign 
Affairs and ordered printed (H. Doc. 110-47).
  Page H7898
Making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human 
Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2008: The House began consideration of H.R. 3043, 
to make appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human 
Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2008. Further consideration is expected to resume 
tomorrow, July 18th.
  Pages H7866-68, H7898-H7958
Agreed to:
  Reichert amendment that increases funding, by offset, for the Health 
Resources and Services Administration by $2,500,000;
Pages H7939-40
  McCaul (TX) amendment that increases funding, by offset, for Special 
Education by $2 million;
Page H7941
  Shays amendment that increases funding, by offset, for the National 
Labor Relations Board by $500,000;
Pages H7941-42
  Wasserman Schultz amendment that increases funding, by offset, for 
the Health Resources and Services Administration by $3.5 million; 
                                                             Page H7948
  Smith (NJ) amendment that increases funding for the National Cord 
Blood Stem Cell Program by $11,037,000; and
Pages H7949-50
  Musgrave amendment that reduces funding for the Global Fund to Fight 
HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis by $175,000.
Pages H7954-55

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Rejected:
  McKeon amendment that sought to increase funding, by offset, under 
the Education for the Disadvantaged heading by $75 million; 
                                                         Pages H7930-31
  Shays amendment that sought to increase funding, by offset, for the 
Corporation for National and Community Service by $8,300,000 (including 
$1,500,000 for the National Service Trust);
Page H7943
  Kline (MN) amendment that sought to increase funding for the 
Employment Standards Administration by $2,016,000 and to reduce funding 
under the Departmental Management heading in Title I by $3 million (by 
a recorded vote of 186 ayes to 237 noes, Roll No. 642); 
                                               Pages H7933-38, H7955-56
  Platts amendment that seeks to increase funding, by offset, under the 
Education for the Disadvantaged heading by $50 million (by a recorded 
vote of 174 ayes to 250 noes, Roll No. 643);
Pages H7938-39, H7956
  Marchant amendment that seeks to reduce funding under the 
Departmental Management heading in Title I by $58,419,000 (by a 
recorded vote of 149 ayes to 277 noes, Roll No. 644); 
                                               Pages H7940-41, H7956-57
  Jindal amendment that seeks to increase funding, by offset, for the 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by $50 million (by a 
recorded vote of 183 ayes to 243 noes, Roll No. 645); and 
                                               Pages H7942-43, H7957-58
  Sessions amendment (No. 5 printed in the Congressional Record of July 
16, 2007) that seeks to strike section 111 of the bill (by a recorded 
vote of 173 ayes to 251 noes, Roll No. 646).
Pages H7944-46, H7958
Point of Order sustained against:
  Garrett (NJ) amendment that sought to increase funding, by offset, 
for the National Cancer Institute by $10 million.
Pages H7953-54
Proceedings Postponed:
  Stearns amendment that seeks to increase funding, by offset, for the 
Health Resources and Services Administration by $12.5 million and to 
increase funding, by offset, for Higher Education by $12.5 million; 
                                                         Pages H7946-48
  Jindal amendment that seeks to redirect $37,200,000 in funding within 
the Health Resources and Services Administration account; and 
                                                         Pages H7948-49
  Barton (TX) amendment that seeks to strike the proviso on page 36, 
beginning at line 5, relating to funding for metropolitan or 
transitional areas under part A of title XXVI of the Public Health 
Service Act.
Pages H7950-53
  H. Res. 547, the rule providing for consideration of the bill, was 
agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 232 yeas to 178 nays, Roll No. 634, 
after agreeing to order the previous question.
Page H7872
Board of Directors of the Vietnam Education Foundation--Appointment: 
The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following Members 
of the House of Representatives to the Board of Directors of the 
Vietnam Education Foundation: Upon the recommendation of the Majority 
Leader, Representative Blumenauer and upon the recommendation of the 
Minority Leader, Representative Pitts.
  Pages H7958-59
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page 
H7855.
Senate Referrals: S. Con. Res. 41 and S. Con. Res. 27 were referred to 
the Committee on Armed Services.
  Page H7980
Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on 
pages H7984-95.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea-and-nay votes and ten recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H7871-72, 
H7872, H7873, H7893-94, H7894, H7895, H7895-96, H7896, H7897-98, H7955-
56, H7956, H7956-57, H7957-58 and H7958. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at midnight.


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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings

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[Pages D994-D995]
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Committee Meetings
FARM BILL EXTENSION ACT
Committee on Agriculture: Began consideration of H.R. 2419, Farm Bill 
Extension Act of 2007.
  Will continue tomorrow.
BUDGETING TO FIGHT WASTE, FRAUD, AND ABUSE
Committee on the Budget: Held a hearing on Budgeting to Fight Waste, 
Fraud, and Abuse. Testimony was heard from the following officials of 
the Department of Health and Human Services: Michael O. Leavitt, 
Secretary; and Timothy B. Hill, Chief Financial Officer, Center for 
Medicare and Medicaid Services; Linda Stiff, Deputy Commissioner, 
Operations Support, IRS, Department of the Treasury; Stephen C. Goss, 
Chief Actuary, SSA; and M. Patricia Smith, Commissioner, Department of 
Labor, State of New York.
FDA FOOD SUPPLY SAFETY
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Diminished Capacity: Can the 
FDA Assure the Safety and Security of the Nation's Food Supply?--Part 
2.'' Testimony was heard from the following officials of the FDA, 
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Human Services: Andrew C. Von Eschenbach, M.D., Commissioner; Richard 
M. Jacobs, Chemist/Toxic Element Specialist, District Laboratory, San 
Francisco; Ann M. Adams, Director, District Laboratory, Kansas City; 
and Carol A. Heppe, Director, Cincinnati District; William K. Hubbard, 
former Associate Commissioner, FDA, Department of Health and Human 
Services; and public witnesses.
MONETARY POLICY AND STATE OF THE ECONOMY
Committee on Financial Services: Held a hearing on Monetary Policy and 
State of the Economy. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
  Hearings continue tomorrow.
MULTIPLE PERIL INSURANCE ACT OF 2007
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Housing and Community 
Opportunity held a hearing on H.R. 920, Multiple Peril Insurance Act of 
2007. Testimony was heard from Representatives Baker, Taylor, Melancon, 
and Jindal; David I. Maurstad, Assistant Administrator, Mitigation, 
FEMA, Department of Homeland Security; Phillip Swagel, Assistant 
Secretary, Economic Policy, Department of the Treasury; and public 
witnesses.
U.S. POLICY OPTIONS IN IRAQ CRISIS
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Held a hearing on U.S. Policy Options in 
the Iraq Crisis. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
U.S-ASIA FISHERIES MANAGEMENT
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and the 
Global Environment held a hearing on the Conservation and Management of 
Highly Migrating Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Oceans, 
and Other International Fisheries Agreements of U.S. Interest in Asia 
and the Pacific. Testimony was heard from David A. Balton, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary, Oceans and Fisheries, Department of State; and 
public witnesses.
HOMEGROWN TERRORISM PREVENTION ACT OF 2007
Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Intelligence, 
Information Sharing, and Terrorism Risk Assessment approved for full 
Committee action, as amended, H.R. 1955, Homegrown Terrorism Prevention 
Act of 2007.
FAMILIES MEDICAL DEBT
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Commercial and 
Administrative Law held a hearing on Working Families in Financial 
Crisis: Medical Debt and Bankruptcy. Testimony was heard from Clifford 
J. White, Director, Executive Office for U.S. Trustees, Department of 
Justice; and public witnesses.
DOE'S SAVANNAH RIVER ECOLOGY LABORATORY SUPPORT
Committee on Science and Technology: Subcommittee on Investigations and 
Oversight and the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment held a joint 
hearing on the Department of Energy's Support for the Savannah River 
Ecology Laboratory (SREL), Part I. Testimony was heard from 
Representative Barrow; and public witnesses.
PATENT AND TRADE ACT AMENDMENTS
Committee on Science and Technology: Subcommittee on Technology and 
Innovation held a hearing on Amendments to the Patent and Trade Act of 
1980--the Next 25 Years. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
WATER POLLUTION CONTROL
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Held a hearing on the 
Status of the Nation's Waters, including Wetlands, Under the 
Jurisdiction of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act. Testimony was 
heard from Brian Schweitzer, Governor, State of Montana; Ron Curry, 
Secretary, Environment Department, State of New Mexico; and public 
witnesses.
  Hearings continue July 19.
FALSIFIED AIRMAN MEDICAL CERTIFICATE APPLICATIONS
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on 
Aviation held a hearing on FAA's Oversight of Falsified Airman Medical 
Certificate Applications. Testimony was heard from the following 
officials of the Department of Transportation: Calvin L. Scovel, III, 
Inspector General; and Nicholas A. Sabatini, Associate Administrator, 
Aviation Safety, FAA; Mitchell A. Garber, M.D., Medical Officer, 
National Transportation Safety Board; and a public witness.
VETERANS MEASURES
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Ordered reported the following bills: 
H.R. 2623, To amend title 38, United States Code, to prohibit the 
collection of copayments for all hospice care furnished by the 
Department of Veterans Affairs; H.R. 2874, Veterans' Health Care 
Improvement Act of 2007; H.R. 1315, amended, To amend title 38, United 
States Code, to provide specially adaptive housing assistance to 
certain disabled members of the Armed Forces residing temporarily in 
housing owned by a family member; H.R. 760, amended, Filipino Veterans 
Equity Act of 2007; and H.R. 23, amended, Belated Thank You to the 
Merchant Mariners of World War II Act of 2007.


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2007-07-18

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[Pages D996-D997]
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            COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2007

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to hold hearings 
to examine modernization of Federal Housing Administration programs, 
9:30 a.m., SD-538.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold an 
oversight hearing to examine the federal response to ensuring the 
safety of Chinese imports, 10 a.m., SR-253.
  Committee on Finance: business meeting to consider an original 
bill entitled, ``The Children's Health Insurance Reauthorization 
Act'', 1:30 p.m., SD-219.
  Committee on the Judiciary: business meeting to consider S. 1145, 
to amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform, 
S. Res. 248, honoring the life and achievements of Dame Lois Browne 
Evans, Bermuda's first female barrister and Attorney General, and 
the first female Opposition Leader in the British Commonwealth, S. 
Res. 236, supporting the goals and ideals of the National Anthem 
Project, which has worked to restore America's voice by re-teaching 
Americans to sing the national anthem, S. 1060, to reauthorize the 
grant program for reentry of offenders into the community in the 
Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, to improve 
reentry planning and implementation, S. Res. 261, expressing 
appreciation for the profound public service and educational 
contributions of Donald Jeffry Herbert, fondly known as ``Mr. 
Wizard'', a bill entitled, ``School Safety and Law Enforcement 
Improvements Act'', and the nominations of Roslynn Renee Mauskopf, 
to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New 
York, William Lindsay Osteen, Jr., to be United States District 
Judge for the Middle District of North Carolina, Martin Karl 
Reidinger, to be United States District Judge for the Western 
District of North Carolina, Timothy D. DeGiusti, to be United States 
District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma, Janis Lynn 
Sammartino, to be United States District Judge for the Southern 
District of California, Rosa Emilia Rodriguez-Velez, to be United 
States Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico, and Joe W. Stecher, 
to be United States Attorney for the District of Nebraska, 10 a.m., 
SD-226.
  Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship: to hold hearings 
to examine increasing government accountability and ensuring 
fairness in small business contracting, 2 p.m., SR-428A.
  Special Committee on Aging: to hold hearings to examine abuse of 
elderly citizens, focusing on prevention methods, 10:30 a.m., SD-
628.


                                 House

  Committee on Agriculture, to continue consideration of H.R. 2419, 
Farm Bill Extension Act of 2007, 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.
  Committee on Appropriations, to consider the Agriculture, Rural 
Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies 
Bill, Fiscal Year 2008, 9 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.
  Committee on Armed Services, hearing on Iraq: Trends and Recent 
Security Developments, 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, to continue hearings 
on A Third Way: Alternatives for Iraq's Future, Part 2, 3 p.m., 2118 
Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, hearing on U.S. nuclear weapons 
policy, 2 p.m., 2212 Rayburn.
  Committee on Education and Labor, to mark up H.R. 1424, Paul 
Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2007, 10 a.m., 
2175 Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services, to continue hearings on Monetary 
Policy and State of the Economy, 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, and Global 
Health, to mark up H.R. 2003, Ethiopia Democracy and Accountability 
Act of 2007, 10:15 a.m., followed by a hearing on Food Security in 
Africa: The Impact of Agricultural Development, 10:30 a.m., 2172 
Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment, 
hearing on the Impact of Coup-Related Sanctions on Thailand and 
Fiji: Helpful or Harmful to U.S. Relations? 3 p.m., 2200 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Middle East and South Asia and the Subcommittee on 
International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight, joint 
hearing on Reconstruction in Iraq's Oil Sector: Running on Empty? 2 
p.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Judiciary, to mark up H.R. 1908, Patent Reform 
Act of 2007, 10:15 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Committee on Natural Resources, to mark up the following bills: 
H.R. 673, Cocopah Lands Act; H.R. 1696, To amend the Ysleta del Sur 
Pueblo and Alabama and Coushatta Indian Tribes of Texas Restoration 
Act to allow the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tribe to determine blood 
quantum requirements for membership in that Tribe; 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; H.R. 2863, To authorize the Coquille Indian Tribe of 
the State of Oregon to convey land and interests in land owned by 
the Tribe; H.R. 2952, To authorize the Saginow Chippewa Tribe of 
Indians of the State of Michigan to convey land and interests land 
owned by the Tribe; S. 375, A bill to waive application of the 
Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act to a specific 
parcel of real property transferred by the United States to 2 Indian 
tribes in the State of Oregon, 11 a.m., 1324 Longworth.
  Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on 
Government Management, Organization, and Procurement, hearing on 
Federal Contracting: Do Poor Performers Keep Winning? 2 p.m., 2154 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Small Business, hearing entitled ``Medicaid Drug 
Reimbursements: Are CMS Cuts Bad Medicine for Small Businesses and 
Beneficiaries?'' 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.
  Committee on Ways and Means, to mark up the following bills: H.R. 
3046, Social Security Number Privacy and

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Identity Theft Prevention Act of 2007; and the H.R. 3056, Tax 
Collection Responsibility Act of 2007, 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.
  Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, 
hearing entitled ``Voluntary Carbon Offsets--Getting What You Pay 
For,'' 9:30 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                       10 a.m., Thursday, July 19

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Thursday: Senate will continue consideration of H.R. 2669, 
College Cost Reduction Act.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                      10 a.m., Wednesday, July 18

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Wednesday: Complete consideration of H.R. 3043--Making 
appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, 
and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2008. 


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