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                                            Monday, October 1, 2007

[[Page D1294]]

                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      See Resume of Congressional Activity.
      Senate passed H.R. 1585, National Defense Authorization Act.

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S12343-S12388
Measures Introduced: Six bills and four resolutions were introduced, as 
follows: S. 2119-2124, S.J. Res. 19, and S. Res. 338-340.
  Page S12379
Measures Reported:
  Special Report entitled ``Further Revised Allocation to Subcommittees 
of Budget Totals from the Concurrent Resolution for Fiscal Year 2008''. 
(S. Rept. No. 110-186)
  Report to accompany S. 1693, to enhance the adoption of a nationwide 
interoperable health information technology system and to improve the 
quality and reduce the costs of health care in the United States. (S. 
Rept. No. 110-187)
Page S12379
Measures Passed:
National Defense Authorization Act: By 92 yeas to 3 nays (Vote No. 
359), Senate passed consideration of H.R. 1585, to authorize 
appropriations for fiscal year 2008 for military activities of the 
Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense 
activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military 
personnel, after taking action on the following amendments proposed 
thereto:
  Pages S12350-72
Adopted:
  Levin (for Domenici/Bingaman) Modified Amendment No. 2937 (to 
Amendment No. 2011), to require a cost-benefit analysis of the proposed 
funding reduction for the High Energy Laser Systems Test Facility. 
                                                            Page S12355
  Levin (for Carper) Amendment No. 3028 (to Amendment No. 2011), to 
allow additional types of vehicles to be used to meet minimum Federal 
fleet requirements.
Pages S12355-56
  Levin (for Reed) Modified Amendment No. 3099 (to Amendment No. 2011), 
to make available from Shipbuilding and Conversion for the Navy, 
$1,172,710,000 for advanced procurement relating to the Virginia class 
submarine program.
Page S12356
  Levin (for Bennett) Amendment No. 3102 (to Amendment No. 2011), to 
require the Secretary of Energy to develop and implement a strategy to 
complete the remediation at the Moab site, and the removal of the 
tailings to the Crescent Junction site, in the State of Utah by not 
later than January 1, 2019.
Page S12356
  Levin (for Lott) Modified Amendment No. 2264 (to Amendment No. 2011), 
to improve the administration and oversight of the Armed Forces 
Retirement Home.
Pages S12356-57
  Levin (for Murray) Modified Amendment No. 2953 (to Amendment No. 
2011), to assist school districts serving large numbers or percentages 
of military dependent children affected by the war in Iraq or 
Afghanistan, or by other Department of Defense personnel decisions. 
                                                            Page S12357
  Levin (for Feingold) Modified Amendment No. 3005 (to Amendment No. 
2011), to provide for 2 programs to authorize the use of leave by 
caregivers for family members of certain individuals performing 
military service.
Pages S12357-61
  Levin (for Lautenberg) Modified Amendment No. 2957 (to Amendment No. 
2011), to authorize certain activities of the Maritime Administration. 
                                                        Pages S12358-61
  Levin (for McCain) Modified Amendment No. 3103 (to Amendment No. 
2011), to require a pilot program on commercial fee-for-service air 
refueling support for the Air Force.
Page S12361
  Levin (for Nelson (FL)/Martinez) Amendment No. 3107 (to Amendment No. 
2011), to modify the purposes for which the Naval Aviation Museum 
Foundation at the National Museum of Naval Aviation at Naval Air 
Station, Pensacola, Florida, may operate the National Flight Academy. 
                                                            Page S12361

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  Levin (for Sanders) Modified Amendment No. 3082 (to Amendment No. 
2011), to provide, with an offset, an additional $15,000,000 Research, 
Development, Test, and Evaluation, Army, for a program of research on 
Gulf War illnesses.
                                                            Page S12361
  Levin (for Baucus/Tester) Modified Amendment No. 2325 (to Amendment 
No. 2011), relative to the removal of missiles from the 564th Missile 
Squadron.
                                                            Page S12361
  Levin (for Kennedy) Modified Amendment No. 2897 (to Amendment No. 
2011), to establish a Joint Pathology Center located at the National 
Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
                                                        Pages S12361-62
  Levin (for Kennedy/Biden) Modified Amendment No. 2068 (to Amendment 
No. 2011), to require reports on the mitigation of effects of 
explosively formed projectiles and mines.
                                                            Page S12362
  Levin (for Chambliss) Amendment No. 3112 (to Amendment No. 2011), to 
express the sense of the Senate on the Air Force Logistics Center. 
                                                            Page S12362
  Levin (for Sessions) Modified Amendment No. 3032 (to Amendment No. 
2011), to provide an effective date for section 531.
Pages S12362-63
  Levin (for Sanders) Modified Amendment No. 2905 (to Amendment No. 
2011), to require a pilot program on military family readiness and 
servicemember reintegration.
Pages S12354, S12363-64
  Levin (for Hutchison) Modified Amendment No. 3027 (to Amendment No. 
2011), to require a report on the feasibility of establishing a Border 
State Aviation Training Center.
Page S12363
  By 51 yeas and 44 nays (Vote No. 358), Reid (for Kennedy) Amendment 
No. 3058 (to Amendment No. 2011), to provide for certain public-private 
competition requirements.
Pages S12350, S12364-69
  Nelson (NE) (for Levin) Amendment No. 2011, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Page S12350
Withdrawn:
  Reid (for Kennedy) Amendment No. 3109 (to Amendment No. 3958), to 
provide for certain public-private competition requirements. 
                                                   Pages S12350, S12368
  Pursuant to the order of the Senate of Friday, September 28, 2007, 
the motion to invoke cloture on the bill was withdrawn.
  Senate insisted on its amendment, requested a conference with the 
House thereon, and the Chair was authorized to appoint the following 
conferees on the part of the Senate: Senators Levin, Kennedy, Byrd, 
Lieberman, Reed, Akaka, Nelson (FL), Nelson (NE), Bayh, Clinton, Pryor, 
Webb, McCaskill, McCain, Warner, Inhofe, Sessions, Collins, Chambliss, 
Graham, Dole, Cornyn, Thune, Martinez, and Corker.
Page S12385
National Passport Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 338, supporting the 
goals and ideals of National Passport Month.
  Pages S12385-86
Burma Sense of the Senate: Senate agreed to S. Res. 339, expressing the 
sense of the Senate on the situation in Burma.
  Pages S12386-88
Recognizing Outstanding Hispanic Scientists: Senate agreed to S. Res. 
340, recognizing the efforts and contributions of outstanding Hispanic 
scientists in the United States.
  Page S12388
Department of Defense Appropriations Act: A unanimous-consent agreement 
was reached providing that at approximately 10 a.m., on Tuesday, 
October 2, 2007, the Senate begin consideration of H.R. 3222, making 
appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2008.
  Page S12388
Removal of Injunction of Secrecy: The injunction of secrecy was removed 
from the following treaty:
  Protocols of 2005 to the Convention concerning Safety of Maritime 
Navigation and to the Protocol concerning Safety of Fixed Platforms on 
the Continental Shelf (Treaty Doc. No. 110-8).
  The treaty was transmitted to the Senate today, considered as having 
been read for the first time, and referred, with accompanying papers, 
to the Committee on Foreign Relations and ordered to be printed. 
                                                            Page S12385
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  1 Army nomination in the rank of general.
  1 Navy nomination in the rank of admiral.
  A routine list in the Navy.
Page S12388
Messages from the House:
  Page S12379
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S12379-81
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S12381-83
Additional Statements:
  Pages S12378-79
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S12383-84
Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
  Page S12384
Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S12384
Text of H.R. 1124 as Previously Passed:
  Pages S12384-85
Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--359) 
                                                Pages S12368-69, S12370
Adjournment: Senate convened at 2 p.m. and adjourned at 6:50 p.m., 
until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 2007. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
S12388.)


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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

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[[Page D1296]]




                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 10 public bills, H.R. 3707-
3716; and 6 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 221; and H. Res. 694-698 were 
introduced.
  Pages H11069-70
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H11070-71
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 3648, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude 
discharges of indebtedness on principal residences from gross income, 
with an amendment (H. Rept. 110-356) and
  H.R. 2830, to authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal 
year 2008, with an amendment (H. Rept. 110-338, Pt. 2).
Page H11069
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed 
Representative Hirono to act as Speaker Pro Tempore for today. 
                                                            Page H11032
Recess: The House recessed at 12:35 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m. 
                                                            Page H11032
Recess: The House recessed at 2:04 p.m. and reconvened at 2:31 p.m. 
                                                            Page H11032
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Commending the Wings Over Houston Airshow for its great contribution 
to the appreciation, understanding, and future of the United States 
Armed Forces, the City of Houston, Texas, and Ellington Field: H. Res. 
691, to commend the Wings Over Houston Airshow for its great 
contribution to the appreciation, understanding, and future of the 
United States Armed Forces, the City of Houston, Texas, and Ellington 
Field;
  Pages H11032-34
  Honoring the sacrifices and commitments of the men, women, and 
families of the United States Transportation Command: H. Res. 640, 
amended, to honor the sacrifices and commitments of the men, women, and 
families of the United States Transportation Command;
  Pages H11034-36
  Recognizing the Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Florida, as the 
official national museum of Navy SEALS and their predecessors: H.R. 
2779, to recognize the Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Florida, as 
the official national museum of Navy SEALS and their predecessors; 
                                                        Pages H11036-37
  Commending the 1st Brigade Combat Team/34th Infantry Division of the 
Minnesota National Guard upon its completion of the longest continuous 
deployment of any United States military unit during Operation Iraqi 
Freedom: H. Con. Res. 185, amended, to commend the 1st Brigade Combat 
Team/34th Infantry Division of the Minnesota National Guard upon its 
completion of the longest continuous deployment of any United States 
military unit during Operation Iraqi Freedom, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay 
vote of 378 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 924; 
                                             Pages H11037-40, S11044-45
  Agreed to amend the title to read as follows: ``Commending the 1st 
Brigade Combat Team/34th Infantry Division of the Minnesota National 
Guard upon its completion of the longest continuous deployment of any 
United States ground combat military unit in Operation Iraqi 
Freedom.''.
Page H11045
  Corporal Christopher E. Esckelson Post Office Building Designation 
Act: H.R. 2276, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 203 North Main Street in Vassar, Michigan, as the 
``Corporal Christopher E. Esckelson Post Office Building'', by a \2/3\ 
yea-and-nay vote of 379 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 925; 
                                             Pages H11040-41, S11045-46
  Corporal Stephen R. Bixler Post Office Designation Act: H.R. 3325, to 
designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 
235 Mountain Road in Suffield, Connecticut, as the ``Corporal Stephen 
R. Bixler Post Office'', by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 379 yeas with 
none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 926;
  Pages H11041-42, S11046
  Philip A. Baddour, Sr. Post Office Designation Act: H.R. 3382, to 
designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 
200 North William Street in Goldsboro, North Carolina, as the ``Philip 
A. Baddour, Sr. Post Office''; and
  Pages H11042-43
  Laurence C. and Grace M. Jones Post Office Building Designation Act: 
H.R. 3233, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at Highway 49 South in Piney Woods, Mississippi, as the 
``Laurence C. and Grace M. Jones Post Office Building''. 
                                                        Pages H11043-44
Recess: The House recessed at 3:50 p.m. and reconvened at 6:30 p.m. 
                                                            Page H11044
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and 
subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H11032.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes developed during the 
proceedings of today and appear on pages H11044-45, H11045-46 and 
H11046 . There were no quorum calls.

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Adjournment: The House met at 12:30 p.m. and adjourned at 10:40 p.m.


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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
  No committee meetings were held.


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Committee Meetings
  No committee meetings were held.


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Daily Digest/NEW PUBLIC LAWS

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[Page D1297]
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                            NEW PUBLIC LAWS

     (For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D1289)
  H.R. 954, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 365 West 125th Street in New York, New York, as the 
``Percy Sutton Post Office Building''. Signed on September 28, 2007. 
(Public Law 110-87)
  H.R. 3218, to designate a portion of Interstate Route 395 located in 
Baltimore, Maryland, as ``Cal Ripken Way''. Signed on September 28, 
2007. (Public Law 110-88)
  H.R. 3375, to extend the trade adjustment assistance program under 
the Trade Act of 1974 for 3 months. Signed on September 28, 2007. 
(Public Law 110-89)


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2007-10-02

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                    COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY,

                            OCTOBER 2, 2007

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to hold hearings 
to examine the National Flood Insurance Program, 10:30 a.m., SD-538.
  Committee on Environment and Public Works: to hold hearings to 
examine pending nominations, 10 a.m., SD-406.
  Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: to hold 
hearings to examine issues and challenges facing current mine safety 
disasters, 10 a.m., SD-430.
  Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: 
Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal 
Workforce, and the District of Columbia, to hold hearings to examine 
the National Capitol for pandemic preparedness, 10 a.m., SD-342.
  Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine preserving 
the rule of law in the fight against terrorism, 10 a.m., SD-226.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs: business meeting to consider the 
nomination of Paul J. Hutter, of Virginia, to be General Counsel, 
Department of Veterans Affairs, time to be announced, room to be 
announced.


                                 House

  Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural 
Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, on 
Food Aid Programs, 10 a.m., 2362A Rayburn.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on 
Telecommunications and the Internet, hearing entitled ``Digital 
Future of the United States: Part VI: The Future of 
Telecommunications Competition,'' 9:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services, hearing entitled ``Systemic Risk: 
Examining Regulators' Ability to React to Threats in the Financial 
System,'' 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled 
``Credit-Based Insurance Scores: Are They Fair?'' 2 p.m., 2128 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, and Global 
Health, hearing on Ethiopia and the State of Democracy: Effects on 
Human Rights and Humanitarian Conditions in the Ogaden and Somalia, 
10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, hearing on Leveraging 
Remittances for Families and Communities, 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Committee on House Administration, Election Task Force, briefing 
on the Status of the Investigation into FL-13 Congressional District 
Contested Election, 4 p.m., 1310 Longworth.
  Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Commercial and 
Administrative Law, hearing on the United States Trustee Program: 
Watchdog or Attack Dog? 1 p.m., 2237 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, hearing 
on Gang Crime Prevention and the Need to Foster Innovative Solutions 
at the Federal Level, 1 p.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral 
Resources, hearing on H.R. 2262, Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act 
of 2007, 2 p.m., 1324 Longworth.
  Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, hearing on Private 
Security Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan, 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on Rules, to consider the following: H.R. 2740, MEJA 
Expansion and Enforcement Act of 2007; H.R. 928, Improving 
Government Accountability Act; H.R. 3648, To amend the Internal 
Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude dischargers of indebtedness on 
principal residences from gross income, and for other purposes; and 
H.R. 3246, Regional Economic and Infrastructure Development act of 
2007, 3 p.m., H-313 Capitol.
  Committee on Science and Technology, Subcommittee on Research and 
Science Education, hearing on Nanotechnology Education, 2 p.m., 2318 
Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation, hearing on United 
States Fire Administration Reauthorization: Addressing the 
Priorities of the Nation's Fire Service, 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on 
Highways and Transit, hearing on The

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Federal Safe Routes to School Program, 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, executive, briefing on 
Iran, 12:30 p.m., H-405 Capitol.
  Subcommittee on Terrorism, Human Intelligence, Analysis and 
Counterintelligence, executive, hearing on CIA Activity, Part I, 10 
a.m., H-405 Capitol.


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Daily Digest/Resume of Congressional Activity

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*These figures include all measures reported, even if there was no 
accompanying report. A total of 185 reports have been filed in the 
Senate, a total of 355 reports have been filed in the House.

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                             Resume of Congressional Activity

                     FIRST SESSION OF THE ONE HUNDRED TENTH CONGRESS


    The first table gives a comprehensive resume of all legislative 
business transacted by the Senate and House.
    The second table accounts for all nominations submitted to the 
Senate by the President for Senate confirmation.

                               DATA ON LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY


                           January 4 through September 30, 2007

                                               Senate             House             Total
     Days in session...............               138               126               . .
     Time in session...............   1,058 hrs., 48   1,134 hrs., 55               . .
     Congressional Record:
    Pages of proceedings...........           S12,342           H11,029               . .
    Extensions of Remarks..........               . .            E2,021               . .
     Public bills enacted into law.                21                66               . .
     Private bills enacted into law               . .               . .               . .
     Bills in conference...........                 5                 5               . .
     Measures passed, total........               421               794             1,215
    Senate bills...................                59                25               . .
    House bills....................                80               357               . .
    Senate joint resolutions.......                 3               . .               . .
    House joint resolutions........                 4                 3               . .
    Senate concurrent resolutions..                16                 5               . .
    House concurrent resolutions...                25                67               . .
    Simple resolutions.............               234               337               . .
     Measures reported, total*.....               324               342               666
    Senate bills...................               185                 2               . .
    House bills....................                57               230               . .
    Senate joint resolutions.......                 4               . .               . .
    House joint resolutions........                 1               . .               . .
    Senate concurrent resolutions..                 7               . .               . .
    House concurrent resolutions...                 4                 7               . .
    Simple resolutions.............                66               103               . .
     Special reports...............                16                 7               . .
     Conference reports............                 1                 6               . .
     Measures pending on calendar..               . .                43               . .
     Measures introduced, total....             2,512             4,673             7,185
    Bills..........................             2,110             3,706               . .
    Joint resolutions..............                18                54               . .
    Concurrent resolutions.........                47               220               . .
    Simple resolutions.............               337               693               . .
     Quorum calls..................                 6                 7               . .
     Yea-and-nay votes.............               357               439               . .
     Recorded votes................               . .               477               . .
     Bills vetoed..................                 1                 1               . .
     Vetoes overridden.............               . .               . .               . .
                           DISPOSITION OF EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS


                           January 4 through September 30, 2007

     Civilian nominations, totaling 388, disposed of as 
       follows:

         Confirmed..........................................176...
         Unconfirmed........................................187...
         Withdrawn...........................................24...
         Returned to White House..............................1...

     Other Civilian nominations, totaling 2,644, disposed of as 
       follows:

         Confirmed........................................2,304...
         Unconfirmed........................................340...

     Air Force nominations, totaling 6,061, disposed of as 
       follows:

         Confirmed........................................6,053...
         Unconfirmed..........................................8...

     Army nominations, totaling 5,994, disposed of as follows:

         Confirmed........................................5,928...
         Unconfirmed.........................................66...

     Navy nominations, totaling 4,584, disposed of as follows:

         Confirmed........................................4,583...
         Unconfirmed..........................................1...

     Marine Corps nominations, totaling 1,334, disposed of as 
       follows:

         Confirmed........................................1,329...
         Unconfirmed..........................................5...

                                Summary
     Total nominations carried over from the First Session....0
     Total nominations received this Session.............21,005
     Total confirmed.....................................20,373
     Total unconfirmed......................................607
     Total withdrawn.........................................24
     Total returned to the White House........................1


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_______________________________________________________________________

                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                      10 a.m., Tuesday, October 2
                            __________
                            
                             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. 
3222, Department of Defense Appropriations 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, October 2
                            __________
                            
                             House Chamber
Program for Tuesday: Consideration of the following suspensions: (1) S. 
474--A bill to award a congressional gold medal to Michael Ellis 
DeBakey, M.D.; (2) H. Res. 657--Expressing heartfelt sympathy for the 
victims of the devastating thunderstorms that caused severe flooding 
during August 2007 in the States of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio, 
and Wisconsin; (3) H.R. 3068--Federal Protective Service Guard 
Contracting Reform Act of 2007; (4) S. 1612--International Emergency 
Economic Powers Enhancement Act; (5) H. Res. 635--Recognizing the 
commencement of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting and 
spiritual renewal, and commending Muslims in the United States and 
throughout the world for their faith; (6) 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; (7) H. Con. Res. 203--Condemning the persecution of labor 
rights advocates in Iran; (8) H. Res. 676--Declaring that it shall 
continue to be the policy of the United States, consistent with the 
Taiwan Relations Act, to make available to Taiwan such defense articles 
and services as may be necessary for Taiwan to maintain a sufficient 
self-defense capability; (9) H.R. 2828--To provide compensation to 
relatives of United States citizens who were killed as a result of the 
bombings of United States Embassies in East Africa on August 7, 1998; 
(10) H.R. 2003--Ethiopia Democracy and Accountability Act of 2007; (11) 
H.R. 3432--200th Anniversary Commemoration Commission of the Abolition 
of the Transatlantic Slave Trade Act of 2007; (12) H.R. 3571--To amend 
the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 to permit individuals who 
have served as employees of the Office of Compliance to serve as 
Executive Director, Deputy Executive Director, or General Counsel of 
the Office, and to permit individuals appointed to such positions to 
serve one additional term; (13) H. Con. Res. 200--Condemning the 
violent suppression of Buddhist Monks and other peaceful demonstrators 
in Burma and calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Daw 
Aung San Suu Kyi''; and (14) 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.
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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue

                   HOUSE
       
     Baca, Joe, Calif., E2028
     Bishop, Sanford D., Jr., Ga., E2037
     Bishop, Timothy H., N.Y., E2033
     Blackburn, Marsha, Tenn., E2035
     Blumenauer, Earl, Ore., E2037
     Brady, Robert A., Pa., E2035
     Castle, Michael N., Del., E2026
     Davis, Susan A., Calif., E2036
     Garrett, Scott, N.J., E2023, E2024, E2025, E2026
     Green, Al, Tex., E2032, E2034
     Herseth, Stephanie, S.D., E2030
     Hinchey, Maurice D., N.Y., E2037
     Hulshof, Kenny C., Mo., E2031
     Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E2023, E2024
     Jones, Stephanie Tubbs, Ohio, E2023
     Kennedy, Patrick J., R.I., E2025
     Kildee, Dale E., Mich., E2032
     Kingston, Jack, Ga., E2031
     Kuhl, John R. ``Randy'', Jr., N.Y., E2036
     LaTourette, Steven C., Ohio, E2035
     Lee, Barbara, Calif., E2024
     Miller, Jeff, Fla., E2030
     Olver, John W., Mass., E2027
     Pelosi, Nancy, Calif., E2023
     Pence, Mike, Ind., E2027
     Poe, Ted, Tex., E2031, E2033
     Rodriguez, Ciro D., Tex., E2037
     Rogers, Harold, Ky., E2030
     Sarbanes, John P., Md., E2026
     Shuler, Heath, N.C., E2033
     Shuster, Bill, Pa., E2027
     Skelton, Ike, Mo., E2025
     Smith, Adrian, Nebr., E2031, E2034
     Spratt, John M., Jr., S.C., E2028
     Thompson, Mike, Calif., E2025
     Tierney, John F., Mass., E2031
     Udall, Mark, Colo., E2034
     Udall, Tom, N.M., E2028, E2036
     Van Hollen, Chris, Md., E2027
     Waxman, Henry A., Calif., E2024
     Weller, Jerry, Ill., E2033
     Wolf, Frank R., Va., E2026
     Woolsey, Lynn C., Calif., E2024, E2028, E2032, E2034 


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