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                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S10209-S10338
Measures Introduced: Eight bills and two resolutions were introduced, 
as follows: S. 1895-1902, and S. Res. 283-284.
  Page S10313
Measures Reported:
  S. 456, to increase and enhance law enforcement resources committed 
to investigation and prosecution of violent gangs, to deter and punish 
violent gang crime, to protect law-abiding citizens and communities 
from violent criminals, to revise and enhance criminal penalties for 
violent crimes, to expand and improve gang prevention programs, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Page S10313
Measures Passed:
  Senate Legal Representation: Senate agreed to S. Res. 284, to 
authorize testimony and legal representation in City and County of 
Denver v. Susan I. Gomez, Daniel R. Egger, and Carter Merrill. 
                                                            Page S10335
  Deceased Member of the Armed Forces Death Gratuity Payment: Senate 
agreed to H. Con. Res. 175, expressing the sense of Congress that 
courts with fiduciary responsibility for a child of a deceased member 
of the Armed Forces who receives a death gratuity payment under section 
1477 of title 10, United States Code, should take into consideration 
the expression of clear intent of the member regarding the distribution 
of funds on behalf of the child.
  Pages S10335-36
  Genocide and Violence in Sudan: Senate agreed to S. Res. 203, 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, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature 
of a substitute.
  Pages S10336-38
Measures Considered:
  Small Business Tax Relief Act: Senate resumed consideration of the 
motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 976, to amend the Internal 
Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax relief for small businesses. 
                                             Pages S10212-30, S10303-04
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By a unanimous vote of 80 yeas (Vote No. 285), 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.
Pages S10226-27
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at 
approximately 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 31, all post-cloture time be 
considered as having been yielded back, the motion to proceed to 
consideration of H.R. 976 be agreed to, and Senate begin consideration 
of the bill; provided further, that the time during the recess, 
adjournment, and morning business count post-cloture.
Page S10338
George Howard, Jr., Federal Building and United States Courthouse--
Referral Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing 
that the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs be 
discharged from further consideration of 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'', and the bill was then referred 
to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
  Page S10338
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  2 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.
Page S10338
Messages from the House:
  Page S10312
Measures Placed on the Calendar:
  Page S10312
Executive Communications:
  Pages S10312-13
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S10313-15
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S10315-19
Additional Statements:
  Pages S10311-12
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S10319-20
Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
  Page S10320

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Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S10320
Text of H.R. 1538, as Previously Passed
  Pages S10320-35
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--285) 
                                                            Page S10227
Adjournment: Senate convened at 2 p.m. and adjourned at 7:24 p.m., 
until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 31, 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)
  No committee meetings were held.


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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 9 public bills, H.R. 3220-
3221, 3223-3229; 2 private bills, H.R. 3230-3231; and 5 resolutions, 
H.J. Res. 47, and H. Res. 584-587, were introduced. 
                                               Pages H8833-34, H9052-53
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H8834-35, H9053-54
Reports Filed: A report was filed on Friday, July 27th as follows:
  H.R. 23, to amend title 46, United States Code, to provide benefits 
to certain individuals who served in the United States merchant marine 
(including the Army Transport Service and the Naval Transport Service) 
during World War II, with amendments (H. Rept. 110-269, Pt. 1).
  Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 2722, to restructure the Coast Guard Integrated Deepwater 
Program, with an amendment (H. Rept. 110-270);
  H.R. 673, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to take lands in 
Yuma County, Arizona, into trust as part of the reservation of the 
Cocopah Indian Tribe, with an amendment (H. Rept. 110-271);
  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 requirement for 
membership in that Tribe (H. Rept. 110-272);
  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, with an amendment (H. Rept. 110-273);
  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, with an 
amendment (H. Rept. 110-274);
  H.R. 2952, to authorize the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Indians of the 
State of Michigan to convey land and interests in land owned by the 
Tribe, with an amendment (H. Rept. 110-275);
  S. 375, 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 (H. Rept. 110-276);
  H.R. 2347, to authorize State and local governments to direct 
divestiture from, and prevent investment in, companies with investments 
of $20,000,000 or more in Iran's energy sector, with an amendment (H. 
Rept. 110-277, Pt. 1);
  H. Con. Res. 140, recognizing the low presence of minorities in the 
financial services industry and minorities and women in upper level 
positions of management, and expressing the sense of the Congress that 
active measures should be taken to increase the demographic diversity 
of the financial services industry, with an amendment (H. Rept. 110-
278, Pt. 1); and
  H.R. 3222, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for 
the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008 (H. Rept. 110-279). 
                                                  Pages H8833, H9051-52
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed 
Representative Hinojosa to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H8823
Recess: The House recessed at 10:32 a.m. and reconvened at noon. 
                                                             Page H8823
Creating the Office of Chief Financial Officer of the Government of the 
Virgin Islands: The House agreed by unanimous consent to H.R. 2107, to 
create the Office of Chief Financial Officer of the Government of the 
Virgin Islands, after discharging from committee.
  Pages H8824-25
Cocopah Lands Act: The House agreed by unanimous consent to H.R. 673, 
amended, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to take lands in Yuma 
County, Arizona, into trust as part of the reservation of the Cocopah 
Indian Tribe.
  Pages H8825-26
Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To direct the Secretary of 
the Interior to take lands in Yuma County, Arizona, into trust as part 
of the reservation of the Cocopah Tribe of Arizona, and for other 
purposes.''.
  Page H8826
Amending the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama and Coushatta Indian 
Tribes of Texas Restoration Act: The House agreed by unanimous consent 
to 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 requirement for 
membership in that Tribe.
  Page H8826
Directing 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: 
The House agreed by unanimous consent to H.R. 2120, amended, to direct 
the Secretary of the Interior to proclaim as reservation for

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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. 
                                                         Pages H8826-27
Authorizing the Coquille Indian Tribe of the State of Oregon to convey 
land and interests in land owned by the Tribe: The House agreed by 
unanimous consent to H.R. 2863, amended, to authorize the Coquille 
Indian Tribe of the State of Oregon to convey land and interests in 
land owned by the Tribe.
  Page H8827
Authorizing the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Indians of the State of 
Michigan to convey land and interests in land owned by the Tribe: The 
House agreed by unanimous consent to H.R. 2952, amended, to authorize 
the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Indians of the State of Michigan to 
convey land and interests in land owned by the Tribe.
  Pages H8827-28
Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians Land Transfer Act of 2007: The 
House agreed by unanimous consent to H.R. 2963, to transfer certain 
land in Riverside County, California, and San Diego County, California, 
from the Bureau of Land Management to the United States to be held in 
trust for the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians, after 
discharging from committee.
  Pages H8828-29
Waiving 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: The House 
agreed by unanimous consent to S. 375, 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, after discharging from committee--
clearing the measure for the President.
  Page H8829
Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District Wastewater and Recycled Water 
Facilities Act of 2007: The House agreed by unanimous consent to H.R. 
31, to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and 
Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to 
participate in the Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District Wildomar 
Service Area Recycled Water Distribution Facilities and Alberhill 
Wastewater Treatment and Reclamation Facility Projects. 
                                                         Pages H8829-30
Recognizing Virginia's James River as ``America's Founding River'': The 
House agreed by unanimous consent to H. Res. 16, to recognize 
Virginia's James River as ``America's Founding River'', after 
discharging from committee.
  Page H8830
Amending 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: The House agreed by 
unanimous consent to S. 1099, to amend 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, after discharging from committee--clearing the measure for 
the President.
  Pages H8830-31
Honoring the 50th anniversary of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens: The House 
agreed by unanimous consent to H. Con. Res. 143, amended, to honor the 
50th anniversary of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, after discharging from 
committee.
  Pages H8837-38
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``Honoring National Historic 
Landmarks.''.
Page H8838
Master Sergeant Sean Michael Thomas Post Office Designation Act: The 
House agreed by unanimous consent to H.R. 2765, to designate the 
facility of the United States Postal Service located at 44 North Main 
Street in Hughesville, Pennsylvania, as the ``Master Sergeant Sean 
Michael Thomas Post Office'', after discharging from committee. 
                                                             Page H8838
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that a National 
Youth Sports Week should be established: The House agreed by unanimous 
consent to H. Res. 442, to express the sense of the House of 
Representatives that a National Youth Sports Week should be 
established, after discharging from committee.
  Page H8838
Commending Craig Biggio of the Houston Astros: The House agreed by 
unanimous consent to H. Res. 501, to commend Craig Biggio of the 
Houston Astros for reaching 3,000 base hits as a Major League Baseball 
player and for his outstanding service to baseball and the Houston, 
Texas, region, after discharging from committee.
  Pages H8838-39
Dolph S. Briscoe, Jr., Post Office Building Designation Act: The House 
agreed by unanimous consent to H.R. 2688, to designate the facility of 
the United States Postal Service located at 103 South Getty Street in 
Uvalde, Texas, as the ``Dolph S. Briscoe, Jr., Post Office Building'', 
after discharging from committee.
  Page H8839
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read ``To designate the facility 
of the United States Postal Service located at 103 South Getty Street 
in Uvalde, Texas, as the `Dolph Briscoe, Jr., Post Office Building'.'' 
                                                             Page H8839
Acknowledging the progress made and yet to be made to rebuild the Gulf 
Coast region after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: The House agreed by

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unanimous consent to H. Res. 551, to acknowledge the progress made and 
yet to be made to rebuild the Gulf Coast region after Hurricanes 
Katrina and Rita, after discharging from committee.
  Page H8839-40
Honoring the 2007 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs: The House agreed by 
unanimous consent to H. Res. 490, to honor the 2007 NBA Champion San 
Antonio Spurs, after discharging from committee.
  Page H8840
Congratulating the Detroit Tigers for winning the 2006 American League 
Pennant: The House agreed by unanimous consent to H. Res. 488, to 
congratulate the Detroit Tigers for winning the 2006 American League 
Pennant and for bringing the City of Detroit and the State of Michigan 
their first trip to the World Series in 22 years, after discharging 
from committee.
  Pages H8840-41
Frank G. Lumpkin, Jr., Post Office Building Designation Act: The House 
agreed by unanimous consent to 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'', after discharging from committee.
  Page H8841
Congratulating the National Hockey League Champions, the Anaheim Ducks, 
on their victory in the 2007 Stanley Cup Finals: The House agreed by 
unanimous consent to H. Res. 471, to congratulate the National Hockey 
League Champions, the Anaheim Ducks, on their victory in the 2007 
Stanley Cup Finals, after discharging from committee.
  Page H8841
Private First Class Shane R. Austin Post Office Designation Act: The 
House agreed by unanimous consent to H.R. 3034, to designate the 
facility of the United States Postal Service located at 127 South Elm 
Street in Gardner, Kansas, as the ``Private First Class Shane R. Austin 
Post Office'', after discharging from committee.
  Page H8842
Buck Owens Post Office Designation Act: The House agreed by unanimous 
consent to H.R. 1384, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 118 Minner Street in Bakersfield, California, 
as the ``Buck Owens Post Office'', after discharging from committee. 
                                                         Pages H8842-43
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To designate the facility 
of the United States Postal Service located at 118 Minner Avenue in 
Bakersfield, California, as the `Buck Owens Post Office'.''. 
                                                             Page H8843
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Expressing the sense of Congress regarding high level visits to the 
United States by democratically-elected officials of Taiwan: H. Con. 
Res. 136, amended, to express the sense of Congress regarding high 
level visits to the United States by democratically-elected officials 
of Taiwan;
  Pages H8868-70
  Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the 
Government of Japan should formally acknowledge, apologize, and accept 
historical responsibility in a clear and unequivocal manner for its 
Imperial Armed Force's coercion of young women into sexual slavery: H. 
Res. 121, amended, to express the sense of the House of Representatives 
that the Government of Japan should formally acknowledge, apologize, 
and accept historical responsibility in a clear and unequivocal manner 
for its Imperial Armed Force's coercion of young women into sexual 
slavery, known to the world as ``comfort women'', during its colonial 
and wartime occupation of Asia and the Pacific Islands from the 1930s 
through the duration of World War II;
  Pages H8870-76
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``Expressing the sense of 
the House of Representatives that the Government of Japan should 
formally acknowledge, apologize, and accept historical responsibility 
in a clear and unequivocal manner for its Imperial Armed Forces' 
coercion of young women into sexual slavery, known to the world as 
`comfort women', during its colonial and wartime occupation of Asia and 
the Pacific Islands from the 1930s through the duration of World War 
II.''.
Page H8876
  Urging the Government of Canada to end the commercial seal hunt: H. 
Res. 427, to urge the Government of Canada to end the commercial seal 
hunt;
  Pages H8876-77
  Condemning the attack on the AMIA Jewish Community Center in Buenos 
Aires, Argentina, in July 1994: H. Con. Res. 188, amended, to condemn 
the attack on the AMIA Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires, 
Argentina, in July 1994;
  Pages H8877-80
  Congratulating the Oregon State University Beavers baseball team for 
winning the 2007 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I 
College World Series: H. Res. 515, to congratulate the Oregon State 
University Beavers baseball team for winning the 2007 National 
Collegiate Athletic Association Division I College World Series; 
                                                         Pages H8880-81
  Congratulating the men's volleyball team of the University of 
California, Irvine, for winning the 2007 NCAA Division I Men's 
Volleyball National Championship: H. Res. 511, to congratulate the 
men's volleyball team of the University of California,

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Irvine, for winning the 2007 NCAA Division I Men's Volleyball National 
Championship;
  Pages H8881-82
  Reauthorizing the Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural 
Program: H.R. 2707, amended, to reauthorize the Underground Railroad 
Educational and Cultural Program;
  Pages H8882-84
  Belated Thank You to the Merchant Mariners of World War II Act of 
2007: H.R. 23, amended, to amend title 46, United States Code, to 
provide benefits to certain individuals who served in the United States 
merchant marine (including the Army Transport Service and the Naval 
Transport Service) during World War II;
  Pages H8884-87
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To amend title 38, United 
States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish 
the Merchant Mariner Equity Compensation Fund to provide benefits to 
certain individuals who served in the United States merchant marine 
(including the Army Transport Service and the Naval Transport Service) 
during World War II.''.
Page H8887
  Veterans' Benefits 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; 
                                                         Pages H8887-92
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To amend title 38, United 
States Code, to make certain improvements in the benefits provided to 
veterans under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, 
and for other purposes.''.
Page H8892
  Veterans' Health Care Improvement Act of 2007: H.R. 2874, amended, to 
amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the 
provision of health care to veterans;
  Pages H8892-97
  Amending title 38, United States Code, to prohibit the collection of 
copayments for all hospice care furnished by the Department of Veterans 
Affairs: H.R. 2623, amended, to amend title 38, United States Code, to 
prohibit the collection of copayments for all hospice care furnished by 
the Department of Veterans Affairs;
  Pages H8897-98
  Authorizing the Secretary of Agriculture to carry out a competitive 
grant program for the Puget Sound area to provide comprehensive 
conservation planning to address water quality: H.R. 3184, to authorize 
the Secretary of Agriculture to carry out a competitive grant program 
for the Puget Sound area to provide comprehensive conservation planning 
to address water quality;
  Pages H8898-99
  Providing for an additional temporary extension of programs under the 
Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 
through December 15, 2007: H.R. 3206, to provide for an additional 
temporary extension of programs under the Small Business Act and the 
Small Business Investment Act of 1958 through December 15, 2007; 
                                                      Pages H8899-S8900
  Improving the use of a grant of a parcel of land to the State of 
Idaho for use as an agricultural college: H.R. 3006, to improve the use 
of a grant of a parcel of land to the State of Idaho for use as an 
agricultural college;
  Pages H8912-13
  U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq 
Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007: S. 1716, to amend the U.S. 
Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery and Iraq 
Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007, to strike a requirement 
relating to forage producers--clearing the measure for the President; 
                                                         Pages H8913-14
  Extending the designation of Liberia under section 244 of the 
Immigration and Nationality Act so that Liberians can continue to be 
eligible for temporary protected status under that section: H.R. 3123, 
to extend the designation of Liberia under section 244 of the 
Immigration and Nationality Act so that Liberians can continue to be 
eligible for temporary protected status under that section; 
                                                         Pages H8914-17
  Granting the consent and approval of Congress to an interstate forest 
fire protection compact: S. 975, to grant the consent and approval of 
Congress to an interstate forest fire protection compact--clearing the 
measure for the President;
  Pages H8917-19
  Small Public Housing Authority Act: H.R. 3067, amended, to amend the 
United States Housing Act of 1937 to exempt small public housing 
agencies from the requirement of preparing an annual public housing 
agency plan;
  Pages H8919-20
  NASA and JPL 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act: H.R. 2750, 
amended, to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in 
commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Jet Propulsion 
Laboratory, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 402 yeas with none voting 
``nay'', Roll No. 758;
  Pages H8920-25, H8937-38
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To require the Secretary 
of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the 50th anniversary 
of the establishment of the National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration.''.
Pages H8937-38
  Supporting the goals and ideals of ``National Purple Heart 
Recognition Day'': S. Con. Res. 27,

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to support the goals and ideals of ``National Purple Heart Recognition 
Day'';
  Pages H8925-27
  Recognizing the 75th anniversary of the Military Order of the Purple 
Heart and commending recipients of the Purple Heart for their 
courageous demonstrations of gallantry and heroism on behalf of the 
United States: H. Con. Res. 49, amended, to recognize the 75th 
anniversary of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and commending 
recipients of the Purple Heart for their courageous demonstrations of 
gallantry and heroism on behalf of the United States;
  Pages H8927-28
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``Recognizing the 75th 
anniversary of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and commending 
recipients of the Purple Heart for their courage and sacrifice on 
behalf of the United States.''.
Page H8928
  Honoring and expressing gratitude to the 1st Battalion of the 133rd 
Infantry (``Ironman Battalion'') of the Iowa National Guard: H. Res. 
568, to honor and express gratitude to the 1st Battalion of the 133rd 
Infantry (``Ironman Battalion'') of the Iowa National Guard; and 
                                                         Pages H8928-30
  Ronald H. Brown United States Mission to the United Nations Building 
Designation Act: H.R. 735, to designate the Federal building under 
construction at 799 First Avenue in New York, New York, as the ``Ronald 
H. Brown United States Mission to the United Nations Building''. 
                                                         Pages H8935-37
Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2007: The House began consideration of H.R. 
2831, to amend title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age 
Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans With 
Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to clarify 
that a discriminatory compensation decision or other practice that is 
unlawful under such Acts occurs each time compensation is paid pursuant 
to the discriminatory compensation decision or other practice. Further 
consideration is expected to resume Tuesday, July 31st. 
                                                         Pages H8940-50
  Pursuant to the rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute 
recommended by the Committee on Education and Labor now printed in the 
bill shall be considered as adopted.
Page H8941
  H. Res. 579, the rule providing for consideration of the bill, was 
agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 215 yeas to 187 nays, Roll No. 762, 
after agreeing to order the previous question by a yea-and-nay vote of 
215 yeas to 190 nays, Roll No. 761.
Pages H8905-12, H8939-40
Eightmile Wild and Scenic River Act: The House began consideration of 
H.R. 986, 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. Further 
consideration is expected to resume Tuesday, July 31st. 
                                                         Pages H8950-57
  Pursuant to the rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute 
recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the 
bill, modified by the amendment printed in H. Rept. 110-264, shall be 
considered as adopted.
Page H8951
  H. Res. 580, the rule providing for consideration of the bill, was 
agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 222 yeas to 184 nays, Roll No. 760, 
after agreeing to order the previous question by a yea-and-nay vote of 
216 yeas to 188 nays, Roll No. 759.
Pages H8900-05, H8938-39
Suspensions--Proceedings Postponed: The House debated the following 
measures under suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were 
postponed until Tuesday, July 31st:
  Darfur Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007: H.R. 180, amended, 
to require the identification of companies that conduct business 
operations in Sudan and to prohibit United States Government contracts 
with such companies;
  Pages H8843-55
  Iran Sanctions Enabling Act of 2007: H.R. 2347, amended, to authorize 
State and local governments to direct divestiture from, and prevent 
investment in, companies with investments of $20,000,000 or more in 
Iran's energy sector;
  Pages H8855-61
  Shirley A. Chisholm United States-Caribbean Educational Exchange Act 
of 2007: H.R. 176, amended, to authorize assistance to the countries of 
the Caribbean to fund educational development and exchange programs; 
                                                         Pages H8861-66
  Amending the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 to expand and clarify the 
entities against which sanctions may be imposed: H.R. 957, amended, to 
amend the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 to expand and clarify the entities 
against which sanctions may be imposed; and
  Pages H8866-68
  Integrated Deepwater Program Reform Act: H.R. 2722, amended, to 
restructure the Coast Guard Integrated Deepwater Program. 
                                                         Pages H8930-35
Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on 
pages H8835-36 and H9054.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Five yea-and-nay votes developed during the 
proceedings of today and appear on pages H8937, H8938, H8938-39, H8939, 
and H8939-40. There were no quorum calls.

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SPECIAL RECONNAISSANCE PROGRAM
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Met in executive session to 
receive a briefing on the Special Reconnaissance Program (SRP). The 
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                            NEW PUBLIC LAWS

      (For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D990)
  H.R. 556, to ensure national security while promoting foreign 
investment and the creation and maintenance of jobs, to reform the 
process by which such investments are examined for any effect they may 
have on national security, to establish the Committee on Foreign 
Investment in the United States. Signed on July 26, 2007. (Public Law 
110-49)


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2007-07-31

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[Pages D1088-D1089]
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                     COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY,

                              JULY 31, 2007

          (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine the 
nominations of Admiral Michael G. Mullen, USN for reappointment to the 
grade of admiral and to be Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and 
General James E. Cartwright, USMC for reappointment to the grade of 
general and to be Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, with the 
possibility of a closed session in SR-222, 9:30 a.m., SH-216.
  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to hold hearings to 
examine the state of the securities markets, 9:30 a.m., SD-538.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold hearings to 
examine the nominations of Ronald Spoehel, of Virginia, to be Chief 
Financial Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, William 
G. Sutton, Jr., of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce, 
Thomas J. Barrett, of Alaska, to be Deputy Secretary, and Paul R. 
Brubaker, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Research and Innovative 
Technology Administration, both of the Department of Transportation, 10 
a.m., SR-253.
  Full Committee, to hold and oversight hearing to examine telemarketing 
practices relating to H.R. 2885, to amend the Credit Repair Organizations 
Act to clarify the applicability of certain provisions to credit 
monitoring services, 2:30 p.m., SR-253.
  Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy, to 
hold an oversight hearing to examine renewable fuels infrastructure, 2:30 
p.m., SD-366.
  Committee on Environment and Public Works: business meeting to consider 
S. 742, to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to reduce the health 
risks posed by asbestos-containing products, S. 595, to amend the 
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 to strike a 
provision relating to modifications in reporting frequency, S. 1785, to 
amend the Clean Air Act to establish deadlines by which the Administrator 
of the Environmental Protection Agency shall issue a decision on whether 
to grant certain waivers of preemption under that Act, S. 775, to 
establish a National Commission on the Infrastructure of the United 
States, H.R. 50, to reauthorize the African Elephant Conservation Act and 
the Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Act of 1994, S. 1429, to amend the 
Safe Drinking Water Act to reauthorize the provision of technical 
assistance to small public water systems, H.R. 465, to reauthorize the 
Asian Elephant Conservation Act of 1997, S. 1832, to reauthorize the 
African Elephant Conservation Act, the Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation 
Act of 1994, and the Asian Elephant Conservation Act of 1997, S. 1498, to 
amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to prohibit the import, export, 
transportation, sale, receipt, acquisition, or purchase in interstate or 
foreign commerce of any live animal of any prohibited wildlife species, 
and the nominations of R. Lyle Laverty, of Colorado, to be Assistant 
Secretary for Fish and Wildlife, Department of the Interior, and 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, 9:30 a.m., SD-406.
  Committee on Finance: to continue hearings to examine carried interest 
(Part II), 10 a.m., SD-215.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine nuclear 
energy and nonproliferation challenges, focusing on safeguarding the 
atom, 9:30 a.m., SD-419.
  Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition 
Policy and Consumer Rights, to hold hearings to examine the impact of the 
Leegin decision, 10 a.m., SD-226.
  Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the propriety and adequacy 
of the Oxycontin criminal settlement, 2:30 p.m., SD-226.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs: to hold hearings to examine Department 
of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense cooperation on the 
educational needs of returning service members, 9:30 p.m., SD-562.
  Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold closed hearings to examine 
certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH-219.


                                  House

  Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, on 
Capitol Visitor Center, 9 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.
  Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Readiness, hearing on Use 
of In Lieu of, Ad Hoc and Augmentee Forces in Operation Enduring Freedom 
and Operation Iraqi Freedom, 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, to continue hearings on A 
Third Way: Alternatives for Iraq's Future, (Part 4), 1 p.m., 2212 
Rayburn.
  Committee on the Budget, hearing on the Costs of Military Operations 
and Reconstruction in Iraq and Afghanistan, 10 a.m., 210 Cannon.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and 
Consumer Protection, to mark up the following bills: H.R. 814, Children's 
Gasoline Burn Prevention Act; H.R. 1699, Danny Keysar Child Product 
Safety Notification Act; H.R. 1721, Pool and Spa Safety

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Act; and H.R. 2474, To provide for an increased maximum civil penalty for 
violations under the Consumer Product Safety Act, 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services, to continue markup of H.R. 2895, 
National Affordable Housing. Trust Fund Act of 2007, 10 a.m., 2128 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Foreign Affairs, to mark up the following measures: H.R. 
1302, Global Poverty Act of 2007; H.R. 1567, Stop Tuberculosis (TB) Now 
Act of 2007; H.R. 2185, To amend the Tropical Forest Conservation Act of 
1998 to provide debt relief to developing countries that take action to 
protect forests and coral reefs and associated coastal marine ecosystems, 
to reauthorize such Act through fiscal year 2010; H.R. 3096, Vietnam 
Human Rights Act of 2007; H.R. 3062, South Pacific Economic and 
Educational Development Act of 2007; H. Res. 32, Denouncing the practices 
of female genital mutilation, domestic violence, ``honor'' killings, acid 
burning, dowry deaths, and other gender-based persecutions and expressing 
the sense of the House of Representatives that participation, protection, 
recognition, and independence of women is crucial to achieving a just, 
moral, and honorable society; H. Res. 34, Recognizing the 75th birthday 
of Desmond Mpilo Tutu, South African Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, 
and Nobel Peace Prize recipient; H. Res. 238, Commending the first 
democratic elections in Aceh, a province in Sumatra, Indonesia, and 
expressing support for the further democratic development and 
implementation of the Helsinki Memorandum of Understanding; H. Res. 508, 
Recognizing the strong security alliance between the Government of Japan 
and the United States and expressing appreciation to Japan for its role 
in enhancing stability in the Asia-Pacific region and its efforts in the 
Global war against terrorism; H. Res. 518, Recognizing the 50th 
anniversary of Malaysia's independence; H. Res. 548, Expressing the 
ongoing concern of the House of Representatives for Lebanon's democratic 
institutions and unwavering support for the administration of justice 
upon those responsible for the assassination of Lebanese public figures 
opposing Syrian control of Lebanon; H. Res. 557, Strongly condemning the 
United Nations Human Rights Council for ignoring severe human rights 
abuses in various countries, while choosing to unfairly target Israel by 
including it as the only country permanently placed on the Council's 
agenda; H. Res. 564, Recognizing that violence poses an increasingly 
serious threat to peace and stability in Central America and supporting 
expanded cooperation between the United States and the countries of 
Central America to combat crime and violence; H. Res. 575, Commending the 
people and the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for their 
continued commitment to holding elections and broadening participation; 
and a resolution Recognizing the remarkable example of Sir Nicholas 
Winton who organized the rescue of 669 Jewish Czechoslovakian children 
from Nazi death camps prior to the outbreak of World War II, 10 a.m., 
2172 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and 
Oversight, hearing on the Case of Ramos and Compean: the Across-Border 
Context, 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Transportation Security 
and Infrastructure Protection, hearing entitled ``Managing Risk and 
Increasing Efficiency: An Examination of the Implementation of the 
Registered Traveler Program,'' 1:30 p.m., 311 Cannon.
  Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and 
Intellectual Property, hearing on Ensuring Artists Fair Compensation: 
Updating the Performance Right and Platform Parity for the 21st Century, 
10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Committee on Natural Resources, oversight hearing on Crisis of 
Confidence: The Political Influence of the Bush Administration on Agency 
Science and Decision-Making, 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.
  Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, hearing on FEMA 
Preparedness in 2007 and Beyond, 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Services, and the District of 
Columbia, hearings on Federal Compensation, Part I, Pay, 2 p.m., 2154 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Coast 
Guard and Maritime Transportation, hearing to review the Coast Guard 
Administration Law System, 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance 
and Memorial Affairs, hearing on the following bills: H.R. 674, To amend 
title 38, United States Code, to repeal the provision of law requiring 
termination of the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans as of December 
31, 2009; H.R. 1273, To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs to restore plot allowance eligibility for 
veterans of any war and to restore the headstone or marker allowance for 
eligible persons; H.R. 1900, To amend title 38, United States Code, to 
extend eligibility for pension benefits under laws administered by the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs to veterans who receive an expeditionary 
medal during a period of military service other than a period of war; 
H.R. 1901, To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend eligibility 
for pension benefits under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs to veterans who served during certain periods of time in 
specified locations; H.R. 2346. To direct the Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs to establish a process for determining whether a geographic area 
is sufficiently served by the national cemeteries located in that 
geographic area; H.R. 2696, Veterans' Dignified Burial Assistance Act of 
2007; and H.R. 2697, To amend title 38, United States Code, to expand 
eligibility for veterans' mortgage life insurance to include members of 
the Armed Forces receiving specially adapted housing assistance from the 
Department of Veterans Affairs, 2 p.m., 334 Cannon.
  Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Subcommittee on 
Intelligence Community Management, hearing on DNI 100 Day Plan, 10 a.m., 
2203 Rayburn.


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Daily Digest/Next Meeting of the SENATE + Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES + Other End Matter

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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                       10 a.m., Tuesday, July 31

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Tuesday: After the transaction of any morning business (not 
to extend beyond 60 minutes), Senate will begin consideration of H.R. 
976, Small Business Tax Relief Act.
  (Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. for their 
respective party conferences.)

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                        9 a.m., Tuesday, July 31

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Tuesday: Complete consideration of H.R. 2831--Ledbetter 
Fair Pay Act of 2007 and H.R. 986--Eightmile Wild and Scenic River Act. 
Begin consideration of H.R. 3161--Agriculture, Rural Development, Food 
and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008. 


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