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                                             Tuesday, July 31, 2007

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                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S10339-S10529
Measures Introduced: Seven bills and three resolutions were introduced, 
as follows: S. 1903-1909, and S. Res. 285-287.
  Pages S10423-24
Measures Reported:
  S. 675, to provide competitive grants for training court reporters 
and closed captioners to meet requirements for realtime writers under 
the Telecommunications Act of 1996, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 110-
138)
  S. 1565, to provide for the transfer of naval vessels to certain 
foreign recipients. (S. Rept. No. 110-139)
  S. 1607, to provide for identification of misaligned currency, 
require action to correct the misalignment, with an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute.
Page S10422
Measures Passed:
Temporary Extension: Senate passed 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, clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages S10524-25
Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents: Committee on Rules and 
Administration was discharged from further consideration of S.J. Res. 
7, providing for the reappointment of Roger W. Sant as a citizen regent 
of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, and the 
resolution was then passed.
  Page S10525
Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents: Committee on Rules and 
Administration was discharged from further consideration of S.J. Res. 
8, providing for the reappointment of Patricia Q. Stonesifer as a 
citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, 
and the resolution was then passed.
  Page S10525
Peacekeeping In Darfur: Committee on Foreign Relations was discharged 
from further consideration of S. Res. 276, calling for the urgent 
deployment of a robust and effective multinational peacekeeping mission 
with sufficient size, resources, leadership, and mandate to protect 
civilians in Darfur, Sudan, and for efforts to strengthen the renewal 
of a just and inclusive peace process, and the resolution was then 
agreed to after agreeing to the following amendments proposed thereto: 
                                                            Page S10525
  Tester (for Biden) Amendment No. 2591, of a perfecting nature. 
                                                            Page S10525
  Tester (for Biden) Amendment No. 2592 (to the preamble), to urge all 
participants in the conflict in Darfur to engage in a political process 
led by the United Nations and African Union, to express disapproval of 
failure to participate in such political process.
Page S10525
National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day: Senate agreed 
S. Res. 285, designating September 9, 2007, as ``National Fetal Alcohol 
Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day''.
  Pages S10525-26
Recognizing Heroic Firefighters: Senate agreed S. Res. 286, recognizing 
the heroic efforts of firefighters to contain numerous wildfires 
throughout the Western United States.
  Pages S10526-27
Honoring Iowa National Guard: Senate agreed S. Res. 287, honoring and 
expressing gratitude to the 1st Battalion of the 133rd Infantry 
(``Ironman Battalion'') of the Iowa National Guard.
  Page S10527
National Anthem Project: Senate agreed to 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.
  Page S10527
Recognizing Long Distance Runs: Committee on Foreign Relations was 
discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 255, recognizing and 
supporting the long distance runs that will take place in the People's 
Republic of China in 2007 and the United States in 2008 to promote 
friendship between the peoples of China and the United States, and the 
resolution was then agreed to.
  Pages S10527-28
Commemorating Archdiocese of New York 200th Anniversary: Committee on 
the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 277, 
commemorating the 200th anniversary of the

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Archdiocese of New York, and the resolution was then agreed to. 
                                                            Page S10528
Regarding Announcement of the Russian Federation: Committee on Foreign 
Relations was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 278, 
expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the announcement of the 
Russian Federation of its suspension of implementation of the 
Conventional Armed Forces in Europe Treaty, and the resolution was then 
agreed to.
  Pages S10528-29
  Recognizing 75th Anniversary of the Military Order of the Purple 
Heart: Committee on Foreign Relations was discharged from further 
consideration of S. Con. Res. 26, 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, and the resolution was then 
agreed to.
Page S10529
Measures Considered:
Small Business Tax Relief Act: Senate began consideration of H.R. 976, 
to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax relief for 
small businesses, after agreeing to the motion to proceed to its 
consideration, taking action on the following amendments proposed 
thereto:
  Pages S10346-89, S10401-08
Rejected:
  By 37 yeas to 59 nays (Vote No. 286), Allard Amendment No. 2536 (to 
Amendment No. 2530), to standardize the determination of income for 
purposes of eligibility for SCHIP.
Pages S10363-74
Pending:
  Baucus Amendment No. 2530, in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                        Pages S10346-57
  Grassley (for Ensign) Amendment No. 2538 (to Amendment No. 2530), to 
amend the Internal Revenue Service Code of 1986 to create a Disease 
Prevention and Treatment Research Trust Fund.
Pages S10357-58
  Bunning Amendment No. 2547 (to Amendment No. 2530), to eliminate the 
exception for certain States to cover children under SCHIP whose income 
exceeds 300 percent of the Federal poverty level.
Pages S10358-63
  Dorgan Amendment No. 2534 (to Amendment No. 2530), to revise and 
extend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.
Pages S10374-82
  Gregg Amendment No. 2587 (to Amendment No. 2530), to limit the 
matching rate for coverage other than for low-income children or 
pregnant women covered through a waiver and to prohibit any new waivers 
for coverage of adults other than pregnant women.
Pages S10382-89
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the bill at approximately 10:00 a.m., on Wednesday, 
August 1, 2007, and Senate resume consideration of Grassley (for 
Ensign) Amendment No. 2538 (to Amendment No. 2530) (listed above), with 
30 minutes of debate prior to a vote on or in relation to the 
amendment, with the time equally divided and controlled between 
Senators Ensign and Baucus, or their designees, and that no second-
degree amendments be in order prior to the vote.
Page S10529
House Messages:
Legislative Transparency and Accountability Act: Senate began 
consideration of the amendment of the House to S. 1, to provide greater 
transparency in the legislative process, taking action on the following 
amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S10389-S10401
Pending:
  Senator Reid entered a motion to concur in the amendment of the House 
to the bill.
Page S10400
  Senator Reid entered a motion to concur in the amendment of the House 
with Amendment No. 2589, to change the enactment date. 
                                                        Pages S10400-01
  Reid Amendment No. 2590 (to Amendment No. 2589), of a perfecting 
nature.
Page S10401
  A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to concur 
in the amendment of the House to 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 Thursday, August 2, 2007.
Page S10400
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Robert L. Smolen, of Pennsylvania, to be Deputy Administrator for 
Defense Programs, National Nuclear Security Administration.
  Andrew R. Cochran, of Virginia, to be Inspector General, 
Environmental Protection Agency.
Page S10529
Messages from the House:
  Page S10414
Enrolled Bills Presented:
  Page S10414
Executive Communications:
  Pages S10415-16
Petitions and Memorials:
  Pages S10416-22
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Pages S10422-23
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S10424-25
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S10425-32
Additional Statements:
  Pages S10411-14
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S10432-S10523
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S10523-24

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Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S10524
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--286) 
                                                        Pages S10373-74
Adjournment: Senate convened at 10:00 a.m. and adjourned at 9:31 p.m., 
until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 1, 2007. (For Senate's program, 
see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing on 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, after the 
nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported 1,875 
nominations in the Army, Navy, and Air Force.
SECURITIES MARKETS
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded a 
hearing to examine the state of the securities markets, including 
protecting investors, fostering efficient markets, and promoting 
capital formation, after receiving testimony from Christopher Cox, 
Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded 
a hearing 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, and Thomas J. Barrett, of Alaska, to be Deputy 
Secretary, who was introduced by Senator Murkowski, and Paul R. 
Brubaker, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Research and 
Innovative Technology Administration, who was introduced by former 
Senator Cohen, both of the Department of Transportation, after the 
nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.
CREDIT REPAIR ORGANIZATION ACT
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded 
an oversight hearing to examine telemarketing practices, focusing on 
H.R. 2885, to amend the Credit Repair Organizations Act to clarify the 
applicability of certain provisions to credit monitoring services, 
after receiving testimony from Lydia Parnes, Director, Bureau of 
Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission; Iowa Assistant Attorney 
General Steve St. Clair, Des Moines; Richard Johnson, AARP, and Jerry 
Cerasale, Direct Marketing Association, Inc., both of Washington, DC; 
Joanne S. Faulkner, National Association of Consumer Advocates, New 
Haven, Connecticut, on behalf of sundry organizations; and Robin 
Holland, Equifax Inc., Atlanta, Georgia.
RENEWABLE FUELS INFRASTRUCTURE
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy 
concluded an oversight hearing to examine how to improve the renewable 
fuels infrastructure to accommodate the increasing volumes of renewable 
fuels in the transportation sector, after receiving testimony from 
Senator Klobuchar; Alexander Karsner, Assistant Secretary of Energy for 
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy; David Terry, Governors' Ethanol 
Coalition, Lincoln, Nebraska; Charles T. Drevna, National Petrochemical 
and Refiners Association, Washington, DC; Jonathon Lehman, VeraSun 
Energy, Brookings, South Dakota; Deborah L. Morrissett, DaimlerChrysler 
Corporation, Auburn Hills, Michigan; and Phillip J. Lampert, National 
Ethanol Vehicle Coalition, Jefferson City, Missouri.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee ordered favorably 
reported the following:
  S. 742, to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to reduce the 
health risks posed by asbestos-containing products, with an amendment 
in the nature of a substitute;
  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, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 775, to establish a National Commission on the Infrastructure of 
the United States, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

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  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, with 
amendments;
  H.R. 465, to reauthorize 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, with an amendment; 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.
CARRIED INTEREST (PART II)
Committee on Finance: Committee concluded a hearing to examine carried 
interest, the right to receive a percentage of private equity, venture 
capital, hedge funds, or similar investment profits without an 
obligation to contribute capital to the fund, (Part II), after 
receiving testimony from Joseph Bankman, Stanford Law School, Stanford, 
California; Charles I. Kingson, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 
Philadelphia; Darryll K. Jones, Stetson University School of Law, 
Gulfport, Florida; Adam Ifshin, DLC Management Corporation, Tarrytown, 
New York, on behalf of the International Council of Shopping Centers 
and the Real Estate Roundtable; John B. Frank, Oaktree Capital 
Management, L.P., Los Angeles, California; Bruce Rosenblum, Private 
Equity Council, Washington, D.C.; and William D. Stanfill, Trailhead 
Ventures, L.P., Denver, Colorado.
SAFEGUARDING NUCLEAR FUEL
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine nuclear energy and nonproliferation challenges, focusing on 
nuclear fuel safeguards and assurances, after receiving testimony from 
Senator Bayh; Andrew Semmel, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State 
for Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy and Negotiations; and Henry 
Sokolski, Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, Fred McGoldrick, 
Bengelsdorf, McGoldrick and Associates, LLC., and Lawrence Scheinman, 
Monterey Institute of International Affairs James Martin Center for 
Nonproliferation Studies, all of Washington, D.C.
LEEGIN DECISION
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition 
Policy and Consumer Rights concluded a hearing to examine the impact of 
the Leegin Decision relating to consumer discounts and antitrust 
policy, after receiving testimony from Pamela Jones Harbour, 
Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission; Robery Pitofsky, Georgetown 
University Law School, and Janet L. McDavid, Hogan and Hartson, on 
behalf of the American Bar Association, both of Washington, D.C.; 
Stephen Bolerjack, Dykema Gossett PLLC, Detroit, Michigan, on behalf of 
the National Association of Manufacturers; and Marcy Syms, Syms Corp, 
Secaucus, New Jersey.
OXYCONTIN SETTLEMENT
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
the propriety and adequacy of the Oxycontin criminal settlement, after 
receiving testimony from John L. Brownlee, United States Attorney for 
the Western District of Virginia, and Jay P. McCloskey, former United 
States Attorney for Maine, both of the Department of Justice; Virginia 
Pagano, Philadelphia Police Department, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 
Vikramaditya S. Khanna, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor; 
Sidney M. Wolfe, Public Citizen, Washington, D.C.; James N. Campbell, 
Johns Hopkins University Blaustein Pain Treatment Center, Baltimore, 
Maryland; and Marianne Skolek, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
RETURNING SERVICE MEMBERS
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense 
cooperation on the educational needs of returning service members, 
including S. 22, to amend title 38, United States Code, to establish a 
program of educational assistance for members of the Armed Forces who 
serve in the Armed Forces after September 11, 2001, after receiving 
testimony from Major General Ronald Young, Director, Manpower and 
Personnel, National Guard Bureau, United States Army, Tom Bush, 
Principal Director, Manpower and Personnel, and Curt Gilroy, Director, 
Accession Policy, all of the Department of Defense; Keith Wilson, 
Director of Education Service, Veterans Benefits Administration, and 
Dean Gallin, Deputy Counsel, Office of General Counsel, both of the 
Department of Veterans Affairs; G. Kim Wincup, former Vice Chairman, 
Congressional Commission on Servicemembers and Veterans Transition 
Assistance; James Bombard, Veterans Advisory Committee on Education, 
Albany, New York; Allison G. Jones, California State University 
Academic Affairs Student Academic Support, Ronald F. Chamrin, American 
Legion, Eric A. Hilleman, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United 
States, and Patrick Campbell, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, 
all of Washington, D.C.; and Colonel Robert F. Norton, USA (Ret.), 
Military Officers Association of America, Alexandria, Virginia.

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INTELLIGENCE
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee held closed hearings on 
intelligence matters, receiving testimony from officials of the 
intelligence community.
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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced:38 public bills, H.R. 3232-
3269; 6 resolutions, H. Res. 588-593 were introduced.
  Pages H9274-76
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H9276-77
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  Conference report on H.R. 1495, to provide for the conservation and 
development of water and related resources and to authorize the 
Secretary of the Army to construct various projects for improvements to 
rivers and harbors of the United States (H. Rept. 110-280);
  H.R. 3056, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the 
authority of the Internal Revenue Service to use private debt 
collection companies, to delay implementation of withholding taxes on 
government contractors and to revise the tax rules on expatriation, 
with an amendment (H. Rept. 110-281);
  H.R. 3159, to mandate minimum periods of rest and recuperation for 
units and members of the regular and reserve components of the Armed 
Forces between deployments for Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation 
Enduring Freedom, with an amendment (H. Rept. 110-282);
  H.R. 3087, to require the President, in coordination with the 
Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of 
Staff, and other senior military leaders, to develop and transmit to 
Congress a comprehensive strategy for the redeployment of United States 
Armed Forces in Iraq, with amendments (H. Rept. 110-283); [Filed on 
August 1 (legislative day, July 31), 2007]
  H.R. 3162, to amend titles XVIII, XIX, and XXI of the Social Security 
Act to extend and improve the children's health insurance program, to 
improve beneficiary protections under the Medicare, Medicaid, and the 
CHIP program, with an amendment (H. Rept. 110-284 Pt. I);
  H. Res. 594, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3162) to 
amend titles XVIII, XIX, and XXI of the Social Security Act to extend 
and improve the children's health insurance program, to improve 
beneficiary protections under the Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP program 
(H. Rept. 110-285);
  H. Res. 595, A resolution waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of 
rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions from the 
Committee on Rules (H. Rept. 110-286);
  H. Res. 596, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3222) 
making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2008 (H. Rept. 110-287); and
  H. Res. 597, providing for consideration of the conference report to 
accompany the bill (H.R. 1495) to provide for the conservation and 
development of water and related resources, to authorizes the Secretary 
of the Army to construct various projects for improvements to rivers 
and harbors of the United States (H. Rept. 110-288). 
                                               Pages H9058-H9188, H9274
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed 
Representative McNerney to act as Speaker Pro Tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H9055
Recess: The House recessed at 9:25 a.m. and reconvened at 10:06 a.m. 
                                                             Page H9057
Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Rev. Richard D. 
Turpin, Second Baptist Church, Catskill, New York.
  Pages H9057-58
Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 214 yeas to 210 nays, Roll No. 774. 
                                                  Pages H9058, H9230-31
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Providing greater transparency in the legislative process: S. 1, 
amended, to provide greater transparency in the legislative process, by 
a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 411 yeas to 8 nays, Roll No. 763--clearing 
the measure for the President.
  Pages H9192-H9210
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures which were debated on Monday, July 30th:
  Darfur Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007: H.R. 180, amended, 
to require the identification of companies that conduct business 
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contracts with such companies, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 418 yeas 
to 1 nay, Roll No. 764 and
  Pages H9210-11
  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, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 408 yeas to 6 
nays, Roll No. 765.
  Page H9211
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``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, companies that sell arms to the Government of Iran, and 
financial institutions that extend $20,000,000 or more in credit to the 
Government of Iran for 45 days or more, and for other purposes.''. 
                                                         Pages H9211-12
Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2007: The House passed 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, by a yea-and-
nay vote of 225 yeas to 199 nays, Roll No 768. Consideration of the 
measure began on Monday, July 30th.
  Pages H9219-22, H9226-27
  H. Res. 579, the rule providing for consideration of the bill, was 
agreed to on Monday, July 30th.
21st Century Competitiveness Act of 2007: The House disagreed to the 
amendment of the Senate to H.R. 2272, to invest in innovation through 
research and development, and to improve the competitiveness of the 
United States, and agreed to a conference.
  Pages H9222-23, H9227-28
  Agreed to the Hall (TX) motion to instruct conferees on the bill by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 258 yeas to 167 nays, Roll No. 770. 
                                               Pages H9222-23, H9227-28
  Later, the Chair appointed the following Members of the House to the 
conference committee on the bill: from the Committee on Science and 
Technology for consideration of the House bill and the Senate 
amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Representatives 
Gordon, Lipinski, Baird, Wu, Lampson, Udall (CO), Giffords, McNerney, 
Hall (TX), Sensenbrenner, Ehlers, Biggert, Feeney, and Gingrey from the 
Committee on Education and Labor for consideration of Division C of the 
Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Miller, 
George, Holt, and McKeon.
Page H9231
  From the Committee on Education and Labor, for consideration of 
Division C of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to 
conference: Representatives George Miller (CA), Holt, and McKeon. 
                                                             Page H9231
Eightmile Wild and Scenic River Act: The House passed 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, by a yea-and-nay vote of 253 
yeas to 172 nays, Roll No. 767. Consideration of the measure began on 
Monday, July 30th.
  Pages H9223-26
  Rejected the Pearce (NM) motion to recommit the bill to the Committee 
on Natural Resources with instructions to report the same back to the 
House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 200 yeas to 
225 nays, Roll No. 766.
Pages H9223-25
  H. Res. 580, the rule providing for consideration of the bill, was 
agreed to Monday, July 30th.
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures which were debated on Monday, July 30th:
  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, by 
a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 371 yeas to 55 nays, Roll No. 771; 
                                                         Pages H9228-29
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read ``To authorize the 
establishment of educational exchange and development programs for 
member countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).''.
Page H9229
  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, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 
415 yeas to 11 nays, Roll No. 772; and
  Page H9229
  Integrated Deepwater Program Reform Act: H.R. 2722, amended, to 
restructure the Coast Guard Integrated Deepwater Program, by a \2/3\ 
yea-and-nay vote of 426 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 773. 
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Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and 
Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008: The House began 
consideration of H.R. 3161, making appropriations for Agriculture, 
Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies 
programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008. Further 
consideration is expected to resume Wednesday, August 1st. 
                                               Pages H9231-44, H9253-68
  Rejected the Price (GA) motion that the Committee rise by a recorded 
vote of 172 ayes to 231 noes, Roll No. 776. Earlier, a vote was called 
pending the absence of a quorum, and, subsequently 389 members recorded 
their presence, Roll No. 775.
Pages H9253-55
  Agreed to sustain the ruling of the chair on a point of order raised 
against the content of debate by a recorded vote of 220 ayes to 178 
noes, Roll No. 777.
Pages H9256-67
  Agreed to the Hoyer motion that the Committee rise by a recorded vote 
of 235 ayes to 153 noes, Roll No. 778.
Pages H9267-68
  H. Res. 581, the rule providing for consideration of the bill, was 
agreed to by voice vote after agreeing to order the previous question 
by a yea-and-nay vote of 228 yeas to 197 nays, Roll No. 769. 
                                                  Pages H9212-19, H9227
Recess: The House recessed at 7:47 p.m. and reconvened at 3:41a.m.
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page 
S9219.
Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on 
page 9270.
Quorum Calls--Votes: One quorum call, twelve yea-and-nay votes and 
three recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and 
appear on pages H9210, H9210-11, H9211, H9225, H9225-26, H9226-27, 
H9227, H9227-28, H9228-29, H9229, H9229-30, H9230-31, H9253-54, H9254, 
H9266-67, and H9267-68.
Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 3:45 a.m. on 
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Committee Meetings
CAPITOL VISITOR CENTER
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Legislative Branch held 
hearing on the Capitol Visitor Center. Testimony was heard from the 
following officials of the Office of the Architect of the Capitol: 
Stephen T. Ayers, Acting Architect; and Bernard Ungar, Capitol Visitor 
Center Project Executive; Terrell Dorn, Director, Physical 
Infrastructure Issues, GAO; and public witnesses.
AUGMENTEE FORCES
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Readiness held a hearing 
on Use of In Lieu Of, Ad Hoc and Augmentee Forces in Operation Enduring 
Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Testimony was heard from following 
officials of the Department of Defense: BG Jack B. Eggington, USAF, 
Deputy Director, Operations, U.S. Central Command; MG Jason K. Kamiya, 
USA, Director, Joint Training, U.S. Joint Forces Command; BG David D. 
Halverson, USA, Director, Operations, Readiness and Mobilization, 
Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7. Headquarters U.S. Army; 
RADM Timothy M. Giardina, USN, Director, Information, Plans and 
Security, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations; and BG Marke F. 
Gibson, USAF, Director, Current Operations and Training, Deputy Chief 
of Staff, Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters, U.S. Air 
Force.
ALTERNATIVES FOR IRAQ's FUTURE
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations continued hearings on A Third Way: Alternatives for 
Iraq's Future (Part 4). Testimony was heard from GEN Jack Keane, USA 
(ret.), former Vice Chief of Staff, Army; LTG Gregory S. Newbold, USMC 
(ret.), former Director, Operations (J-3), Joint Chiefs of Staff; 
former GEN Barry McCaffrey, USA, (ret.); and public witnesses.
IRAQ-AFGHANISTAN MILITARY COSTS
Committee on the Budget: Held a hearing on the Costs of Military 
Operations and Reconstruction in Iraq and Afghanistan. Testimony was 
heard from the following officials of the of the Department of Defense: 
Gordon England, Deputy Secretary; and LTG John F. Sattler, Director, 
Strategic Plans and Policy, Joint Staff; Robert Sunshine, Assistant 
Director, Budget Analysis, CBO; and the following officials of the 
Department of State: Joseph Saloom, Ambassador of the United States and 
Senior Transition Advisor; and John A. Gastright, Jr., Deputy Assistant 
Secretary, South and Central Asian Affairs; and Stuart W. Bowen, Jr., 
Special Inspector General, Iraq Reconstruction.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and 
Consumer Protection approved for full Committee action, as amended, 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 Act; and H.R. 2474, To provide for an 
increased maximum civil penalty for violations under the Consumer 
Product Safety Act.

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NATIONAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING TRUST FUND ACT OF 2007
Committee on Financial Services: Ordered reported, as amended, H.R. 
2895, National Affordable Housing Trust Fund Act of 2007.
  Committee recessed until tomorrow.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Ordered reported, as amended, the 
following bills: H.R. 1567, Stop Tuberculosis (TB) Now Act of 2007; and 
H.R. 3096, Vietnam Human Rights Act of 2007.
  The Committee also favorably considered the following measures and 
adopted a motion urging the Chairman to request that they be considered 
on the Suspension Calendar: H.R. 1302, amended, Global Poverty Act of 
2007; H.R. 2185, amended, 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. 
3062, amended, South Pacific Economic and Educational Development Act 
of 2007; H. Res. 32, amended, 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, 
amended, 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, amended, 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, amended, Recognizing the 50th 
anniversary of Malaysia's independence; H. Res. 548, amended, 
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, amended, 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 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 H. 
Res. 583, 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.
BORDER PATROL SHOOTING CASE
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on International 
Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight held a hearing on the Case 
of Ramos and Compean: the Across-Border Context. Testimony was heard 
from Charles S. Shapiro, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau 
of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Department of State; and public 
witnesses.
REGISTERED TRAVELER PROGRAM
Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Transportation Security 
and Infrastructure Protection held a hearing entitled ``Managing Risk 
and Increasing Efficiency: An Examination of the Implementation of the 
Registered Traveler Program.'' Testimony was heard from Kip Hawley, 
Assistant Secretary, Transportation Security Administration, Department 
of Homeland Security; and public witnesses.
ENSURING ARTISTS FAIR COMPENSATION
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and 
Intellectual Property held a hearing on Ensuring Artists Fair 
Compensation: Updating the Performance Right and Platform Parity for 
the 21st Century. Testimony was heard from Representative Hodes; 
Marybeth Peters, U.S. Register of Copyrights, U.S. Copyright Office, 
Library of Congress; and public witnesses.
OVERSIGHT--POLITICAL INTERVENTION AT THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT
Committee on Natural Resources: Held an oversight hearing on Crisis of 
Confidence: The Political Influence of the Bush Administration on 
Agency Science and Decision-Making. Testimony was heard from 
Representatives Thompson of California, Walden of Oregon, Doolittle, 
and Herger; the following officials of the Department of the Interior: 
Mary Kendall, Deputy Inspector General; and H. Dale Hall, Director, 
Fish and Wildlife Service; the following officials of the Department of 
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William Hogarth, Assistant Administrator, NOAA; and public witnesses.
FEMA PREPAREDNESS
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Held a hearing on FEMA 
Preparedness in 2007 and Beyond. Testimony was heard from the following 
officials of the Department of Homeland Security: R. David Paulison, 
Administrator, FEMA; and Matt Jadacki, Deputy Inspector General; MG 
Terry Scherling, USA, Director, Joint Staff, National Guard Bureau, 
Department of Defense; William Jenkins, Director, Homeland Security and 
Justice Issues, GAO; Darrell Darnell, Director, Homeland Security and 
Emergency Management Agency, GAO; and public witnesses.
FEDERAL COMPENSATION--PAY
Committee on Oversight an Government Reform: Subcommittee on Federal 
Workforce, Postal Services, and the District of Columbia held a hearing 
on Federal Compensation, Part I, Pay. Testimony was heard from 
Representatives Faleomavaega and Kennedy; Linda Springer, Director, 
OPM; Curtis Copeland, Congressional Research Service, Library of 
Congress; and public witnesses.
  Hearings continue August 2.
DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS FISCAL YEAR 2008
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, an open rule. The rule 
provides 1 hour of general debate on H.R. 3222, Making appropriations 
for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 
2008, equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking 
minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.
  The rule provides that the bill shall be considered as read. The rule 
waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except 
those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. The rule waives points 
of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with 
clause 2 of rule XXI. During consideration of the bill for amendment, 
the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole may accord priority in 
recognition on the basis of whether the Member offering an amendment 
has caused it to be printed in the Congressional Record. Amendments so 
printed shall be considered as read. The rule provides one motion to 
recommit with or without instructions. Finally, the rule permits the 
Chair, during consideration of the bill in the House, to postpone 
further consideration of it to a time designated by the Speaker. 
Testimony was heard from Representatives Murtha and Young of Florida.
CONFERENCE REPORT--WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2007
Committee on Rules: Granted, by a voice vote, a rule providing for the 
consideration of the conference report to accompany H.R. 1495, Water 
Resources Development Act of 2007. The rule waives all points of order 
against the conference report and its consideration. The rule also 
considers the conference report as read. Testimony was heard from 
Chairman Oberstar.
WAIVING CLAUSE 6(A) OF RULE XIII AGAINST CERTAIN RESOLUTIONS REPORTED 
FROM THE RULES COMMITTEE
Committee on Rules: Granted, by a vote of 8 to 4, a resolution waiving 
clause 6(a) of rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a 
rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee) against 
certain resolutions reported from the Rules Committee. The rule applies 
the waiver to any resolutions reported on the legislative day of August 
1, 2007, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3161) making 
appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug 
Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes.
CHILDREN'S HEALTH AND MEDICARE PROTECTION ACT OF 2007
Committee on Rules: Granted, by a vote of 8 to 4, a closed rule. The 
rule provides two hours of debate in the House on H.R. 3162, Children's 
Health and Medicare Protection Act of 2007, with one hour to be equally 
divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of 
the Committee on Ways & Means and one hour to be equally divided and 
controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee 
on Energy and Commerce.
  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill 
except for clauses 9 and 10 of Rule XXI. The amendment in the nature of 
a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways & Means now printed 
in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in the Rules Committee 
report, shall be considered as adopted. The rule waives all points of 
order against provisions in the bill as amended and provides that the 
bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. The rule provides one 
motion to recommit with or without instructions. Finally, the rule 
provides that the Chair may postpone further consideration of the bill 
to a time designated by the Speaker. Testimony was heard by 
Representatives McDermott, Pallone, Hastings of Washington, and 
Blackburn.

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COAST GUARD ADMINISTRATION LAW SYSTEMS
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Coast 
Guard and Maritime Transportation held a hearing to review the Coast 
Guard Administration Law System. Testimony was heard from the following 
officials of the U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security: 
RADM Brian Salerno, USCG, Director, Inspection and Compliance; and CAPT 
Thomas Sparks, USCG, Commanding Officer, Marine Safety Unit; and public 
witnesses.
VETERANS' MEASURES
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Disability Assistance 
and Memorial Affairs held a 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. Testimony was heard from 
Representatives Rahall and Fossella; Bradley H.G. Mayes, Director, 
Compensation and Pension Service, Veterans Benefits Administration, 
Department of Veterans Affairs; and representatives of veterans 
organizations.
DNI 100 DAY PLAN
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Subcommittee on 
Intelligence Community Management held a hearing on DNI 100 Day Plan. 
Testimony was heard from Representatives Rahall, Gutierrez, and 
Fossella; Bradley G. Mayes, Director, Compensation and Pension Service, 
Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs; and 
representative of veterans organizations.

Joint Meetings
21ST CENTURY COMPETITIVENESS ACT
Conferees agreed to file a conference report on the differences between 
the Senate and House passed versions of H.R. 2272, to invest in 
innovation through research and development, and to improve the 
competitiveness of the United States.


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                            NEW PUBLIC LAWS

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  S. 966, to enable the Department of State to respond to a critical 
shortage of passport processing personnel. Signed on July 30, 2007. 
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            COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2007

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: business meeting 
to consider S. 1677, to amend the Exchange Rates and International 
Economic Coordination Act of 1988, and original bills entitled, 
``Housing Assistance Authorization Act'', ``Private Student Loan 
Transparency and Improvement Act'', and ``Commission on Natural 
Catastrophe Risk Management and Insurance Act'', 9:30 a.m., SD-538.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold an 
oversight hearing to examine the Department of Commerce, 2:30 p.m., 
SR-253.
  Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: to hold an oversight 
hearing to examine recent advances in clean coal technology, 
focusing on the prospects for deploying these technologies at a 
commercial scale in the near future, 9:30 a.m., SD-366.
  Subcommittee on Water and Power, to hold hearings to examine S. 
1054 and H.R. 122, bills to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and 
Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of 
the Interior to participate in the Inland Empire regional recycling 
project and in the Cucamonga Valley Water District recycling 
project, S. 1472, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to 
create a Bureau of Reclamation partnership with the North Bay Water 
Reuse Authority and other regional partners to achieve objectives 
relating to water supply, water quality, and environmental 
restoration, S. 1475 and H.R. 1526, bills to amend the Reclamation 
Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the 
Bay Area Regional Water Recycling Program, H.R. 30, to amend the 
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and Groundwater Study andFacilities Act to authorize the Secretary 
of the Interior to participate in the Eastern Municipal Water 
District Recycled Water System Pressurization and Expansion Project, 
H.R. 609, to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study 
and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to 
participate in the Central Texas Water Recycling and Reuse Project, 
and H.R. 1175, to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater 
Study and Facilities Act to increase the ceiling on the Federal 
share of the costs of phase I of the Orange County, California, 
Regional Water Reclamation Project, 2:30 p.m., SD-366.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on African Affairs, 
to hold hearings to examine the United States Africa Command, 
focusing on a new strategic relationship with Africa, 9:30 a.m., SD-
419.
  Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: business 
meeting to consider S. 579, to amend the Public Health Service Act 
to authorize the Director of the National Institute of Environmental 
Health Sciences to make grants for the development and operation of 
research centers regarding environmental factors that may be related 
to the etiology of breast cancer, S. 625, to protect the public 
health by providing the Food and Drug Administration with certain 
authority to regulate tobacco products, and S. 1858, to amend the 
Public Health Service Act to establish grant programs to provide for 
education and outreach on newborn screening and coordinated followup 
care once newborn screening has been conducted, to reauthorize 
programs under part A of title XI of such Act, 10 a.m., SD-106.
  Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: business 
meeting to consider S. 680, to ensure proper oversight and 
accountability in Federal contracting, H.R. 1254, to amend title 44, 
United States Code, to require information contributors to 
Presidential library fundraising organizations, an original bill to 
provide for the flexibility of certain disaster relief funds, and 
for improved evacuation and sheltering during disasters and 
catastrophes, S. 1000, to enhance the Federal Telework Program, S. 
1446, to amend the National Capital Transportation Act of 1969 to 
authorize additional Federal contributions for maintaining and 
improving the transit system of the Washington Metropolitan Area 
Transit Authority, S. 547, to establish a Deputy Secretary of 
Homeland Security for Management, S. 1245, to reform mutual aid 
agreements for the National Capitol Region, S. 597, to extend the 
special postage stamp for breast cancer research for 2 years, H.R. 
2570 and S. 1732, bills to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 301 Boardwalk Drive in Fort 
Collins, Colorado, as the ``Dr. Karl E. Carson Post Office 
Building'', S. 1772, 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'', S. 1781, 
to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service 
located at 118 Minner Avenue in Bakersfield, California, as the 
``Buck Owens Post Office'', H.R. 2127, to designate the facility of 
the United States Postal Service located at 408 West 6th Street in 
Chelsea, Oklahoma, as the ``Clem Rogers McSpadden Post Office 
Building'', H.R. 2563 and S. 1539, bills to designate the post 
office located at 309 East Linn Street, Marshalltown, Iowa, as the 
``Major Scott Nisely Post Office'', S. 1596, 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'', H.R. 1722, to designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 601 Banyan Trail in Boca 
Raton, Florida, as the ``Leonard W. Herman Post Office'', H.R. 1425, 
to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service 
located at 4551 East 52nd Street in Odessa, Texas, as the ``Staff 
Sergeant Marvin ``Rex'' Young Post Office Building'', H.R. 2078, to 
designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located 
at 14536 State Route 136 in Cherry Fork, Ohio, as the ``Staff 
Sergeant Omer T. `O.T.' Hawkins Post Office'', H.R. 2077, to 
designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located 
at 20805 State Route 125 in Blue Creek, Ohio, as the ``George B. 
Lewis Post Office Building'', H.R. 1617, to designate the facility 
of the United States Postal Service located at 561 Kingsland Avenue 
in University City, Missouri, as the ``Harriett F. Woods Post Office 
Building'', H.R. 2025, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 11033 South State Street in 
Chicago, Illinois, as the ``Willye B. White Post Office Building'', 
and H.R. 1335, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 508 East Main Street in Seneca, South Carolina, 
as the ``S Sgt Lewis G. Watkins Post Office Building'', and other 
pending calendar business, 10 a.m., SD-342.
  Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal 
Workforce, and the District of Columbia, to hold hearings to examine 
the under-representation of Americans at the United Nations and its 
organizations; focusing on ways to build a stronger American 
diplomatic presence, 2:30 p.m., SD-342.
  Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold hearings to examine the 
nomination of Donald M. Kerr, of Virginia, to be Principal Deputy 
Director of National Intelligence, 2:30 p.m., SH-219.


                                 House

  Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, 
on Capitol Power Plant Utility Tunnels, 9 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.
  Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Personnel, 
hearing on active Army, Army Guard and Army Reserve recruiting and 
retention, 2 p.m., 2212 Rayburn.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce,, Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations, to continue hearings on Post-Katrina Health Care in 
the New Orleans Region: Progress and Continuing Concerns--Part II, 
9:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services, to consider H.R. 2761, Terrorism 
Risk Insurance Revision and Extension Act of 2007,12 p.m., 2128 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, 
and the Global Environment, hearing on the Impact of Coup-Related 
Sanctions on Thailand and Fiji:

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Helpful or Harmful to U.S. Relations? 9 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, hearing on 
Political Crises in South Asia: Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and 
Nepal, 3 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Committee on Homeland Security, to mark up the following bills: 
H.R. 1413, To direct the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security 
(Transportation Security Administration) to address vulnerabilities 
in aviation security by carrying out a pilot program to screen 
airport workers with access to secure and sterile areas of airports; 
H.R. 1717, To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish a 
National Bio and Agro-defense Facility; and H.R. 1955, Homegrown 
Terrorism, Prevention Act of 2007, 2 p.m., 311 Cannon.
  Subcommittee on Management, Investigations, and Oversight, hearing 
entitled ``Playing by Its Own Rules: TSA's Exemption from the 
Federal Acquisition Regulation, and How it Impacts Partnerships with 
the Private Sector,'' 10 a.m., 311 Cannon.
  Committee on House Administration, oversight hearing on The 
Smithsonian in Transition, 11 a.m., 1310 Longworth.
  Committee on the Judiciary, to mark up the following bills: H.R. 
400, War Profiteering Prevention Act of 2007; H.R. 2102, Free Flow 
of Information Act; H.R. 3013, Attorney-Client Privilege Protection 
Act of 2007; H.R. 2740, MEJA Expansion and Enforcement Act of 2007; 
H.R. 1119, Purple Heart Family Equity Act of 2007; and H.R. 1071, 
September 11 Family Humanitarian Relief and Patriotism Act, 10:15 
a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, hearing on the 
Tillman Fratricide: What the Leadership of the Defense Department 
Knew, 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on Science and Technology, Subcommittee on 
Investigations and Oversight, and the Subcommittee on Energy and 
Environment, to continue joint hearings on the Department of 
Energy's Support for the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL), 
Part II, 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.
  Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on Regulation, Health 
Care and Trade, hearing entitled ``Ensuring Prompt Payment for Small 
Health Care Providers,'' 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on 
Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management, to 
consider the following measures: the Regional Economic and 
Infrastructure Development Act of 2007; the Dam Rehabilitation and 
Repair Act of 2007; To improve the provision of disaster assistance 
for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita; H.R. 3068, Federal Protective 
Service Guard Contracting Reform Act of 2007; H.R. 2671, To 
designate the United States courthouse located at 301 North Miami 
Avenue, Miami, Florida, as the ``C. Clyde Atkins United States 
Courthouse''; H.R. 2728, To designate the station of the United 
States Border Patrol located at 25762 Madison Avenue in Murrieta, 
California, as the ``Theodore L. Newton, Jr. and George F. Azrak 
Border Patrol Station'', 11 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Income Security and 
Family Support, hearing on Measuring Poverty in America, 10 a.m., B-
318 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures, hearing on Aviation 
Taxes, 2 p.m., 1100 Longworth.
  Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Subcommittee on 
Terrorism, Human Intelligence Analysis and Counterintelligence and 
the Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence, executive, 
joint briefing on SIGINT, 1 p.m., H-405 Capitol.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                    9:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 1 

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Wednesday: After the transaction of any morning business 
(not to extend beyond 30 minutes), Senate will continue consideration 
of H.R. 976, Small Business Tax Relief Act, and after a period of 
debate, vote on or in relation to Grassley (for Ensign) Amendment No. 
2538 (to Amendment No. 2530).

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                      10 a.m., Wednesday, August 1

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Wednesday: Complete consideration of H.R. 3161--
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and 
Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008.


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