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                                          Monday, December 17, 2007

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S15709-S15792
Measures Introduced: Three bills and two resolutions were introduced, 
as follows: S. 2492-2494, and S. Res. 407-408.
  Pages S15770-71
Measures Passed:
  Federal Employee Protection of Disclosures Act: Senate passed S. 274, 
to amend chapter 23 of title 5, United States Code, to clarify the 
disclosures of information protected from prohibited personnel 
practices, require a statement in nondisclosure policies, forms, and 
agreements that such policies, forms, and agreements conform with 
certain disclosure protections, provide certain authority for the 
Special Counsel, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the 
nature of a substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto: 
                                                        Pages S15782-86
  Mikulski (for Coburn) Amendment No. 3801, to provide for reports by 
the Government Accountability Office and the Merit Systems Protection 
Board on cases making allegations of violations of section 2302(b)(8) 
or (9) of title 5, United States Code, relating to whistleblowers. 
                                                            Page S15784
  Coin Dispensing Capability Requirements: Senate passed H.R. 3703, to 
amend section 5112(p)(1)(A) of title 31, United States Code, to allow 
an exception from the $1 coin dispensing capability requirement for 
certain vending machines, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                        Pages S15787-88
  Do-Not-Call Registry fees: Senate passed S. 781, to extend the 
authority of the Federal Trade Commission to collect Do-Not-Call 
Registry fees to fiscal years after fiscal year 2007, after agreeing to 
the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  Page S15788
  Do-Not-Call Improvement Act: Senate passed S. 2096, to amend the Do-
Not-Call Implementation Act to eliminate the automatic removal of 
telephone numbers registered on the Federal ``do-not-call'' registry, 
after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto: 
                                                        Pages S15788-89
  Dodd (for Dorgan) Amendment No. 3867, to require the FTC to report to 
the Congress on its efforts to improve the accuracy of the Do-Not-Call 
Registry.
Page S15789
  Court Security Improvement Act: Committee on the Judiciary was 
discharged from further consideration of H.R. 660, to amend title 18, 
United States Code, to protect judges, prosecutors, witnesses, victims, 
and their family members, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing 
to the following amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S15789-90
  Dodd (for Leahy) Amendment No. 3868, in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                            Page S15790
  U.S. Capitol Police and Library of Congress Police Merger 
Implementation Act: Senate passed H.R. 3690, to provide for the 
transfer of the Library of Congress police to the United States Capitol 
Police, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto: 
                                                            Page S15790
  Dodd (for Feinstein) Amendment No. 3869, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Page S15790


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  On Page D1638, December 17, 2007 the following language appears: 
U.S. Capitol Police and Library of Congress Police Merger 
Implementation Act: Senate passed H.R. 3690, to provide for the 
transfer of the Library of Congress police to the United States 
Capitol Police, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed 
thereto: Page S15790 Dodd (for Feinstein) Amendment No. 3869, in 
the nature of a substitute. Page S15790 Subsequent to its 
adoption, the action on the amendment to the title was vitiated.
  
  The online Record has been corrected by deleting the line: 
Subsequent to its adoption, the action on the amendment to the 
title was vitiated.


 ========================= END NOTE ========================= 

  National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Week: Senate 
agreed to S. Res. 388, designating the week of February 4 through 
February 8, 2008, as ``National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and 
Prevention Week''.
  Pages S15790-91
  Honoring the University of Hawaii: Committee on the Judiciary was 
discharged from further consideration of H. Con. Res. 264, honoring the 
University of Hawaii for its 100 years of commitment to public higher 
education, and the resolution was then agreed to.
  Page S15791
  Honoring Representative Julia Carson: Senate agreed to S. Res. 407, 
relative to the death of Representative Julia Carson, of Indiana. 
                                                            Page S15791
  Congratulating Valdosta State University Football Team: Senate agreed 
to S. Res. 408, congratulating the Valdosta State University football 
team on winning the 2007 Division II National Championship. 
                                                            Page S15791

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Measures Considered:
FISA Amendments Act: Senate resumed consideration of the motion to 
proceed to consideration of S. 2248, to amend the Foreign Intelligence 
Surveillance Act of 1978, to modernize and streamline the provisions of 
that Act.
  Pages S15710-67
During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
    following action:
  By 76 yeas to 10 nays (Vote No. 435), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed 
to the motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to 
consideration of the bill.
Page S15726
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing the motion to 
proceed be agreed to and that all time post-cloture be yielded back. 
                                                            Page S15791


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  On Page D1639, December 17, 2007 the following language appears: 
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing the motion to 
proceed be agreed to and that all time post-cloture be yielded 
back. Page S15726
  
  The online Record has been corrected to read: On Page D1639, 
December 17, 2007 the following language appears: A unanimous-
consent agreement was reached providing the motion to proceed be 
agreed to and that all time post-cloture be yielded back. Page 
S15791


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House Messages:
  Blinded Veterans Paired Organ Act: Senate concurred in the amendments 
of the House to the amendment of the Senate to H.R. 797, to amend title 
38, United States Code, to improve compensation benefits for veterans 
in certain cases of impairment of vision involving both eyes, to 
provide for the use of the National Directory of New Hires for income 
verification purposes, to extend the authority of the Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs to provide an educational assistance allowance for 
qualifying work study activities, and to authorize the provision of 
bronze representations of the letter ``V'' for the graves of eligible 
individuals buried in private cemeteries in lieu of Government-provided 
headstones or markers, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                        Pages S15786-87
Executive Communications:
  Pages S15769-70
Petitions and Memorials:
  Page S15770


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  On Page D1639, December 17, 2007 the following language appears: 
Executive Communications: Pages S15769-70 Additional Cosponsors: 
Page S15771
  
  The online Record has been corrected to read: Executive 
Communications: Pages S15769-70 Petitions and Memorials Page 
S15770 Additional Cosponsors: Page S15771


 ========================= END NOTE ========================= 

Additional Cosponsors:
  Page S15771
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S15771-72
Additional Statements:
  Page S15769
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S15772-81
Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S15782
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--435) 
                                                            Page S15726
Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned, as a further 
mark of respect to the memory of the late Julie Carson, United States 
House Representative from the State of Indiana, in accordance with S. 
Res. 407, at 8:01 p.m., until 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 2007. 
(For Senate's program, see the remarks of the in today's Record on page 
S15791.)


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


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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 66 public bills, H.R. 4708-
4773; and 6 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 270-271; and H.Res. 879-882 were 
introduced.
  Pages H15736-38
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H15738-39
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 3179, to amend title 40, United States Code, to authorize the 
use of Federal supply schedules for the acquisition of law enforcement, 
security, and certain other related items by State and local 
governments (H. Rept. 110-494);
  H. Res. 876, waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with 
respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the 
Committee on Rules (H. Rept. 110-495);
  H. Res. 877, providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to 
the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 6) to 
move the United States toward greater energy independence and security, 
to increase the production of clean renewable fuels, to protect 
consumers, to increase the efficiency of products, buildings, and 
vehicles, to promote research on and deploy greenhouse gas capture and 
storage options, and to improve the energy performance of the Federal 
Government (H. Rept. 110-496); and
  H. Res. 878, providing for the consideration of the Senate amendment 
to the bill (H.R. 2764) making appropriations for the Department of 
State, foreign operations, and related programs for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2008 (H. Rept. 110-497).
Page H15736
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed 
Representative Baird to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                            Page H15471

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Recess: The House recessed at 10:31 a.m. and reconvened at noon. 
                                                            Page H15471
Whole Number of the House: The Chair announced to the House that, in 
light of the passing of Representative Carson of Indiana, the whole 
number of the House is adjusted to 433.
  Page H15472
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Recognizing the contributions of the Christmas tree industry to the 
United States economy: H.J.Res. 15, to recognize the contributions of 
the Christmas tree industry to the United States economy; 
                                                        Pages H15473-74
  Providing for the conveyance of a small parcel of National Forest 
System land in the George Washington National Forest in Alleghany 
County, Virginia: H.R. 3454, to provide for the conveyance of a small 
parcel of National Forest System land in the George Washington National 
Forest in Alleghany County, Virginia, that contains the cemetery of the 
Central Advent Christian Church and an adjoining tract of land located 
between the cemetery and road boundaries;
  Pages H15474-75
  Amending the Florida National Forest Land Management Act of 2003 to 
authorize the conveyance of an additional tract of National Forest 
System land under that Act: H.R. 1374, to amend the Florida National 
Forest Land Management Act of 2003 to authorize the conveyance of an 
additional tract of National Forest System land under that Act; 
                                                        Pages H15475-76
  Expressing heartfelt sympathy for the victims and families of the 
shootings in Omaha, Nebraska, on Wednesday, December 5, 2007: H.Res. 
856, to express heartfelt sympathy for the victims and families of the 
shootings in Omaha, Nebraska, on Wednesday, December 5, 2007, by a \2/
3\ yea-and-nay vote of 387 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 
1163;
  Pages H15476-77, H15513
  Honoring local and state first responders, and the citizens of the 
Pacific Northwest in facing the severe winter storm of December 2 and 
3, 2007: H.Res. 851, to honor local and state first responders, and the 
citizens of the Pacific Northwest in facing the severe winter storm of 
December 2 and 3, 2007, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 390 yeas with 
none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 1164;
  Pages H15477-79, H15513-14
  Recognizing and celebrating the centennial of Oklahoma statehood: 
H.Con.Res. 254, to recognize and celebrate the centennial of Oklahoma 
statehood, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 403 yeas to 1 nay with 1 
voting ``present'', Roll No. 1173;
  Pages H15479-80, H15726-27
  Lance Corporal Dennis James Veater Post Office Designation Act: H.R. 
3911, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service 
located at 95 Church Street in Jessup, Pennsylvania, as the ``Lance 
Corporal Dennis James Veater Post Office'';
  Pages H15480-81
  Paul E. Gillmor Post Office Building Designation Act: S. 2174, to 
designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 
175 South Monroe Street in Tiffin, Ohio, as the ``Paul E. Gillmor Post 
Office Building''--clearing the measure for the President; LPages 
H15481-82
  Congratulating the Colorado Rockies on winning the National League 
Championship and playing in the 2007 World Series: H. Res. 816, 
amended, to congratulate the Colorado Rockies on winning the National 
League Championship and playing in the 2007 World Series;
  Page H15482
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``Congratulating the 
Colorado Rockies on winning the National League Championship.''. 
                                                            Page H15482
  Dan Miller Post Office Building Designation Act: H.R. 4342, to 
designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 
824 Manatee Avenue West in Bradenton, Florida, as the ``Dan Miller Post 
Office Building'';
  Pages H15482-83
  Dock M. Brown Post Office Building Designation Act: H.R. 4210, to 
designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 
401 Washington Avenue in Weldon, North Carolina, as the ``Dock M. Brown 
Post Office Building'';
  Pages H15483-84
  Federal Food Donation Act of 2007: H.R. 4220, amended, to encourage 
the donation of excess food to nonprofit organizations that provide 
assistance to food-insecure people in the United States in contracts 
entered into by executive agencies for the provision, service, or sale 
of food;
  Pages H15484-88
  Local Preparedness Acquisition Act: H.R. 3179, to amend title 40, 
United States Code, to authorize the use of Federal supply schedules 
for the acquisition of law enforcement, security, and certain other 
related items by State and local governments;
  Pages H15488-89
  Making corrections in the enrollment of the bill H.R. 1593: H. Con. 
Res. 270, to make corrections in the enrollment of the bill H.R. 1593; 
                                                        Pages H15489-90
  Honoring the United States Marine Corps for serving and defending the 
United States on the anniversary of its founding on November 10, 1775: 
H. Con. Res. 246, to honor the United States Marine Corps for serving 
and defending the United

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States on the anniversary of its founding on November 10, 1775; 
                                                        Pages H15490-92
  Awarding a congressional gold medal to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in 
recognition of her courageous and unwavering commitment to peace, 
nonviolence, human rights, and democracy in Burma: H.R. 4286, to award 
a congressional gold medal to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in recognition of 
her courageous and unwavering commitment to peace, nonviolence, human 
rights, and democracy in Burma, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 400 yeas 
with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 1170; 
                                         Pages H15497-H15500, H15527-28
  Renaming the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development 
as the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and 
Human Development: S. 2484, to rename the National Institute of Child 
Health and Human Development as the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National 
Institute of Child Health and Human Development--clearing the measure 
for the President;
  Pages H15500-01
  Granting the consent of Congress to the International Emergency 
Management Assistance Memorandum of Understanding: S.J. Res. 13, to 
grant the consent of Congress to the International Emergency Management 
Assistance Memorandum of Understanding--clearing the measure for the 
President; and
  Pages H15501-04
  Mourning the passing of Congressman Henry J. Hyde and celebrating his 
leadership and service to the people of Illinois and the United States 
of America: H. Res. 843, amended, to mourn the passing of Congressman 
Henry J. Hyde and to celebrate his leadership and service to the people 
of Illinois and the United States of America.
  Pages H15504-07
Recess: The House recessed at 3:40 p.m. and reconvened at 5:49 p.m. 
                                                        Pages H15507-08
Moment of Silence: The House observed a moment of silence in memory of 
the late Honorable Julia Carson.
  Page H15514
Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to 
consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on 
Rules: The House agreed to H. Res. 873, waiving a requirement of clause 
6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions 
reported from the Committee on Rules, by a yea-and-nay vote of 212 yeas 
to 185 nays, Roll No. 1166, after agreeing to order the previous 
question by a yea-and-nay vote of 215 yeas to 183 nays, Roll No. 1165. 
                                             Pages H15508-12, H15514-16
In Memory of the late Honorable Julia Carson of Indiana: The House 
agreed to H. Res. 880, expressing the condolences of the House on the 
death of the Honorable Julia Carson, a Representative from the State of 
Indiana.
  Page H15516
Adjournment Resolution: The House failed to agree to H. Con. Res. 271, 
providing for the sine die adjournment of the One Hundred Tenth 
Congress, First Session, by a yea-and-nay vote of 184 yeas to 218 nays, 
Roll No. 1167.
  Pages H15525-26
Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs 
Appropriations Act, 2008: The House agreed to the Senate amendment with 
amendments, made in order by the rule and printed in H. Rept. 110-497, 
to H.R. 2764, making appropriations for the Department of State, 
foreign operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2008.
  Pages H15516-25, H15528-H15726
  On a division of the question, the House agreed to the Senate 
amendment with amendment No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 110-497 by a yea-
and-nay vote of 253 yeas to 154 nays with 1 voting ``present'', Roll 
No. 1171.
Page H15725
  On a division of the question, the House agreed to the Senate 
amendment with amendment No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 110-497 by a yea-
and-nay vote of 206 yeas to 201 nays, Roll No. 1172.
Pages H15725-26
  H. Res. 878, the rule providing for consideration of the Senate 
amendment, was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 214 yeas to 189 nays, 
Roll No. 1169, after agreeing to order the previous question by a yea-
and-nay vote of 216 yeas to 186 nays, Roll No. 1168.
Pages H15526-27
Suspensions--Proceedings Postponed: The House debated the following 
measures under suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were 
postponed:
  Expressing the unconditional support of the House of Representatives 
for the members of the National Guard: H. Res. 542, amended, to express 
the unconditional support of the House of Representatives for the 
members of the National Guard and
  Pages H15492-94
  Veterans Guaranteed Bonus Act of 2007: H.R. 3793, amended, to amend 
title 37, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Defense to 
continue to pay to a member of the Armed Forces who is retired or 
separated from the Armed Forces due to a combat-related injury certain 
bonuses that the member was entitled to before the retirement or 
separation and would continue to be entitled to if the member was not 
retired or separated.
  Pages H15494-97
Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate by the Clerk and 
subsequently presented to the House today and messages received from 
the Senate today appear on pages H15489, H15528.

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Senate Referrals: S. 1396 and S. 2339 were referred to the Committee on 
Veterans' Affairs; S. 1858 and S. 1916 were referred to the Committee 
on Energy and Commerce; S. 2400 was referred to the Committee on Armed 
Services; S. 2488 was referred to the Committee on Oversight and 
Government Reform; S. 1839 was referred to the Committee on Foreign 
Affairs; and S. 1585, S. 2338, S. 274, S. 781, and S. 2096 were held at 
the desk.
  Page H15735
Quorum Calls--Votes: Eleven yea-and-nay votes developed during the 
proceedings of today and appear on pages H15513, H15513-14, H15515, 
H15515-16, H15525-26, H15526, H15526-27, H15527, H15725, H15725-26, 
H15726-27. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10:30 a.m. and at 11:56 p.m., pursuant to 
the provisions of H. Res. 880, it stands adjourned in memory of the 
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Committee Meetings
SENATE AMENDMENT--STATE, FOREIGN OPERATIONS, AND RELATED PROGRAMS 
APPROPRIATIONS FISCAL YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2008
Committee on Rules: The Committee granted, by a voice vote, a rule 
making in order a motion by the chairman of the Committee on 
Appropriations to concur in the Senate amendment with each of the two 
House amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. The rule waives 
all points of order against consideration of the motion except those 
arising under clause 10 of rule XXI and provides that the Senate 
amendment and the motion shall be considered as read. The rule provides 
one hour of debate on the motion equally divided and controlled by the 
chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on 
Appropriations. The rule provides for a division of the question of 
adoption of the motion between the two House amendments. Finally, the 
rule provides that the Chair may postpone further consideration of the 
motion to a time designated by the Speaker. Testimony was heard from 
Chairman Obey and Representative Broun of Georgia.
SENATE AMENDMENT TO HOUSE AMENDMENT--ENERGY INDEPENDENCE AND SECURITY 
ACT OF 2007
Committee on Rules: Granted by a voice vote, a rule making in order a 
motion by the Majority Leader or his designee that the House concur in 
the Senate amendment. The rule waives all points of order against the 
motion except clause 10 of rule XXI. The rule provides that the Senate 
amendment and the motion shall be considered as read. The rule provides 
one hour of debate in the House on the motion equally divided and 
controlled by the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader or their 
designees. The rule further provides that the Chair may postpone 
further consideration of the motion to a time designated by the 
Speaker. Finally, the rule provides that the House shall not conduct 
organizational or legislative business on the first legislative day of 
the second session of the 110th Congress.
SAME DAY CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTIONS REPORTED BY THE RULES COMMITTEE
Committee on Rules: Granted, by non-record vote, a rule 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 
rules reported from the Rules Committee. The rule applies the waiver to 
any rule reported on or before the legislative day of December 19, 
2007, providing for consideration or disposition of any of the 
following measures: (1) a bill relating to the Children's Health 
Insurance Program, or an amendment thereto; (2) a bill relating to 
Medicare, or an amendment thereto; (3) a bill relating to the 
alternative minimum tax, or an amendment thereto; (4) a joint 
resolution making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 
2008, or an amendment thereto; and (5) the bill (H.R. 2764) making 
appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and 
related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for 
other purposes, or an amendment thereto.


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                            NEW PUBLIC LAWS

     (For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D1634)
  H.R. 3688, to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion 
Agreement. Signed on December 14, 2007. (Public Law 110-138)


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           COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2007

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine the 
nominations of Mary Beth Long, of Virginia, and James Shinn, of New 
Jersey, both to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense, and Craig W. 
Duehring, of Minnesota, and John H. Gibson, of Texas, both to be an 
Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, all of the Department of 
Defense, 10 a.m., SH-216.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold 
hearings to examine the nominations of Carl T. Johnson, of Virginia, 
to be Administrator of the Pipeline

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and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of 
Transportation, Francis Mulvey, of Maryland, to be a Member of the 
Surface Transportation Board, and Denver Stutler, Jr., of Florida, 
Nancy A. Naples, of New York, and Thomas C. Carper, of Illinois, all 
to be Members of the Reform Board (Amtrak), 11 a.m., SR-253.
  Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, to 
hold hearings to examine oil spills from non-tank vessels, focusing 
on threats, risks, and vulnerabilities, 2:30 p.m., SR-253.
  Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: to hold hearings to 
examine the nomination of Jon Wellinghoff, of Nevada, to be a member 
of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 10:30 a.m., SD-366.
  Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: to hold 
hearings to examine the nomination of Steven H. Murdock, of Texas, 
to be Director of the Census, Department of Commerce, 3:30 p.m., SD-
342.
  Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine the 
nominations of Ondray T. Harris, of Virginia, to be Director, 
Community Relations Service, David W. Hagy, of Texas, to be Director 
of the National Institute of Justice, Cynthia Dyer, of Texas, to be 
Director of the Violence Against Women Office, Department of 
Justice, and Nathan J. Hochman, of California, to be an Assistant 
Attorney General, all of the Department of Justice, and Scott M. 
Burns, of Utah, to be Deputy Director of National Drug Control 
Policy, 10 a.m., SD-226.


                                 House

  Committee on Energy and Commerce, to continue consideration of 
H.R. 4040, Consumer Product Safety and Modernization Act, and to 
consider H.R. 1216, Cameron Gulbransen Kids and Cars Safety Act of 
2007, 3 p.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, 
Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, oversight hearing on the Legacy 
of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, hearing 
on H.R. 4175, Privacy and Cybercrime Enforcement Act of 2007, 1 
p.m., 2141 Rayburn.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                     10 a.m., Tuesday, December 18

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Tuesday: After the transaction of any morning business (not 
to extend beyond 90 minutes), Senate expects to begin consideration of 
the House message to accompany H.R. 2764, Department of State, Foreign 
Operations and Related Programs 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, December 18

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Tuesday: Consideration of the Senate amendment to H.R. 6--
Renewable Fuels, Consumer Protection, and Energy Efficiency Act of 
2007.
    
    
    
    
    


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