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From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]



                                           Thursday, March 13, 2008

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 70, Budget Resolution.
      Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 316, Adjournment Resolution.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S2033-S2197
Measures Introduced: Thirty-three bills and eleven resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 2754-2786, S.J. Res. 30, S. Res. 481-489, 
and S. Con. Res. 71.
  Pages S2132-34
Measures Reported:
  S. 694, to direct the Secretary of Transportation to issue 
regulations to reduce the incidence of child injury and death occurring 
inside or outside of light motor vehicles, with an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 110-275)
  S. 1580, to reauthorize the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000, with 
amendments. (S. Rept. No. 110-276)
  S. 352, to provide for media coverage of Federal court proceedings, 
with amendments.
Page S2130
Measures Passed:
  Budget Resolution: By 51 yeas to 44 nays (Vote No. 85), Senate agreed 
to S. Con. Res. 70, setting forth the congressional budget for the 
United States Government for fiscal year 2009 and including the 
appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2008 and 2010 through 
2013, after taking action on the following amendments proposed there 
to:
  Pages S2036-67, S2069-S2119
Adopted:
  By 99 yeas to 1 nay (Vote No. 42), Baucus Amendment No. 4160, to 
provide tax relief to middle-class families and small businesses, 
property tax relief to homeowners, relief to those whose homes were 
damaged or destroyed by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and tax relief to 
America's troops and veterans.
Pages S2036, S2040-41
  Bingaman Amendment No. 4173, to provide additional funding resources 
in fiscal year 2009 for investments in innovation and education in 
order to improve the competitiveness of the United States. 
                                                      Pages S2037 S2042
  By 53 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. 44), Conrad Amendment No. 4190, to 
add a deficit-neutral reserve fund for repealing the 1993 rate increase 
for the alternative minimum tax for individuals.
Pages S2037, S2042
  By 51 yeas to 50 nays, Vice President voting yea (Vote No. 47), 
Senate agreed to the motion to reconsider Gregg (for Specter/Craig) 
Amendment No. 4189 (listed above).
Pages S2037, S2043
  By 53 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. 51), Conrad Amendment No. 4204, to 
add a deficit-neutral reserve fund for repealing the 1993 increase in 
the income tax on Social Security benefits.
Pages S2037, S2045-46
  By 95 yeas to 4 nays (Vote No. 53), Gregg (for Specter) Amendment No. 
4203, to increase funding for the National Institutes of Health and the 
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
Pages S2037, S2046-47
  By 69 yeas to 30 nays (Vote No. 54), Dorgan Amendment No. 4198, to 
increase the Indian Health Service by $1,000,000,000 in fiscal year 
2009.
Pages S2037, S2047
   By 56 yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. 55), Nelson (FL) Amendment No. 4329, 
to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to improve energy 
efficiency and production.
Pages S2047-48
  Kennedy Amendment No. 4151, to add a deficit-neutral reserve fund for 
increasing federal student loan limits to protect students against 
disruptions in the private credit markets.
Pages S2037, S2049
  Murray (for Lincoln) Amendment No. 4194, to provide the Veterans 
Benefits Administration with additional resources to more effectively 
meet their increasing workload and to better address the unacceptably 
large claims backlog.
Pages S2037, S2049-50

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  Sununu Amendment No. 4221, to save lives, promote overall health care 
efficiency, and lower the cost for the delivery of health care services 
by facilitating the deployment and use of electronic prescribing 
technologies by physicians.
Pages S2037, S2050
  Kerry Amendment No. 4332, to promote the modernization of the health 
care system through the adoption of electronic prescribing technology. 
                                                             Page S2050
  By 95 yeas to 2 nays (Vote No. 57), Kennedy Amendment No. 4350, to 
increase funding for the Department of Education's English Literacy-
Civics Education State Grant program, with an offset.
Pages S2050-51
  By 54 yeas to 44 nays (Vote No. 58), Alexander Amendment No. 4222, to 
take $670,000 used by the EEOC in bringing actions against employers 
that require their employees to speak English, and instead use the 
money to teach English to adults through the Department of Education's 
English Literacy/Civics Education State Grant program. 
                                                     Pages S2037, S2051
  By 53 yeas to 45 nays (Vote No. 59), Menendez Amendment No. 4259, to 
establish a reserve fund for immigration reform and enforcement. 
                                                     Pages S2037, S2052
  By 61 yeas to 37 nays (Vote No. 60), Sessions Amendment No. 4231, to 
establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund for border security, 
immigration enforcement, and criminal alien removal programs. 
                                                  Pages S2037, S2052-53
  Conrad (for Pryor) Amendment No. 4181, to add a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund for Science Parks.
Pages S2037, S2054
  Nelson Modified Amendment No. 4212, to create additional jobs and 
make a lasting investment in our national infrastructure by increasing 
fiscal year 2008 infrastructure stimulus funding by designating $3.5 
billion in existing stimulus funding in the resolution as discretionary 
funding.
Pages S2054-55
  Reed Modified Amendment No. 4154, to reduce the energy burden of low-
income families, seniors, and individuals with disabilities by 
increasing funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program 
(LIHEAP) by $1.6 billion in fiscal year 2009
Page S2057
  Biden Modified Amendment No. 4164, to increase 2009 funding for the 
COPS program to $1.15 billion, with an offset.
Pages S2058
  Dole Amendment No. 4208, to increase amounts budgeted for States and 
local governments for expenses related to immigration enforcement 
training and support under section 287 (g) of the Immigration and 
Nationality Act, with an offset.
Pages S2058-59
  Dodd Amendment No. 4254, to increase funding for the National 
Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
and the Health Resources and Services Administration for autism 
research, education, and early detection with an offset.
Page S2059
  Brown/Stabenow Amendment No. 4155, to improve the training of 
manufacturing workers.
Page S2060
   By 49 yeas to 48 nays (Vote No. 67), Brownback Amendment No. 4284, 
to provide funds for a Commission on Budgetary Accountability and 
Review of Federal Agencies.
Pages S2060-61
  By 89 yeas to 7 nays (Vote No. 68), Kohl Amendment No. 4197, to 
establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund for a 3-year extension of the 
pilot program for national and State background checks on direct 
patient access employees of long-term care facilities or providers. 
                                                         Pages S2061-62
  Reid Amendment No. 4373, to establish a reserve fund for studying the 
effect of cooperation with local law enforcement.
Page S2063
  Conrad (for Enzi) Amendment No. 4214, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund to terminate certain deductions from mineral revenue 
payments made to States.
Page S2064
  Conrad (for Roberts) Amendment No. 4244, to ensure the viability of 
small businesses by helping them provide to their employees access to 
quality child care.
Page S2064
  Conrad (for Martinez) Amendment No. 4229, to provide a deficit-
neutral reserve fund to provide for State disclosure, through a 
publicly accessible Internet site, of information relating to payments 
made under the State Medicaid program to hospitals, nursing facilities, 
outpatient surgery centers, intermediate care facilities for the 
mentally retarded, institutions for mental disease, or other 
institutional providers and the number of patients treated by such 
providers.
Pages S2064, S2064-65
  Conrad (for Thune) Amendment No. 4269, to provide for a total of 
$99,000,000 in COPS Hot Spots funding, as authorized in the Combat Meth 
Act.
Pages S2064, S2065
  Conrad (for Hatch) Amendment No. 4297, to provide for a reserve fund 
for legislation that funds the traumatic brain injury program. 
                                                     Pages S2064, S2065
  Conrad (for Coleman) Amendment No. 4264, to deny funding for the 
United Nations Durban II Anti-Racism Conference, which has been used as 
a platform to advance anti-Semitism and for this reason opposed by the 
United States and 45 other members of the United Nations General 
Assembly during a vote on December 22, 2007 and direct the savings to 
veterans.
Pages S2064, S2065

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  Conrad (for Dole) Amendment No. 4349, to provide the Secretary of 
Agricultural with the necessary funding to effectively address the 
critical community facility infrastructure needs of our rural areas 
across the United States.
Pages S2064, S2065
  Conrad (for Barrasso) Amendment No. 4248, to provide for a deficit-
neutral reserve fund that preserves and promotes Medicare payment 
polices that support rural health care providers.
Pages S2064, S2065
  Conrad (for Grassley/McCaskill) Amendment No. 4261, to reduce waste 
in Department of Defense contracting.
Pages S2064, S2065
  Conrad (for Vitter) Amendment No. 4243, to fully fund authorized 
amounts to implement the Adam Walsh Act that will increase enforcement 
to catch and detain child predators, combat child pornography, and make 
the Internet safer for our children.
Pages S2064, S2065
  Conrad (for Burr) Amendment No. 4153, to develop biodefense medical 
countermeasures by fully funding the Biomedical Advanced Research and 
Development Authority (BARDA) in a fiscally responsible manner. 
                                                     Pages S2064, S2065
  Conrad (for Enzi/Barrasso) Amendment No. 4215, to establish a 
deficit-neutral reserve fund to improve the animal health and disease 
program.
Pages S2064, S2065
  Conrad (for Klobuchar) Amendment No. 4287, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund for implementation of the Yellow Ribbon 
Reintegration Program for members of the National Guard and Reserve. 
                                                     Pages S2064, S2066
  Conrad (for Kennedy) Amendment No. 4148, to increase by $71 million 
the resources available to the Food and Drug Administration in fiscal 
year 2009 for food and drug safety.
Pages S2064, S2066
  Conrad (for Biden) Amendment No. 4166, to increase fiscal year 2009 
funding for Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) by $100 million, with an 
offset.
Pages S2064, S2066
  Conrad (for Feinstein) Amendment No. 4225, to provide for a total of 
$950,000,000 in outlays for the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program 
in fiscal year 2009.
Pages S2064, S2066
  Conrad (for Dodd) Amendment No. 4253, to increase spending for the 
Maternal and Child Health Block Grant by $184,000,000 in fiscal year 
2009, with offset.
Pages S2064, S2066


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  On page D291, March 13, 2008, the following language appears: 
Conrad (for Klobuchar) Amendment No. 4287, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund for implementation of the Yellow Ribbon 
Reintegration Program for members of the National Guard and 
Reserve. Page S2066 Conrad (for Kennedy) Amendment No. 4148, to 
increase by $71 million the resources available to the Food and 
Drug Administration in fiscal year 2009 for food and drug safety. 
Page S2084 Conrad (for Biden) Amendment No. 4166, to increase 
fiscal year 2009 funding for Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) by 
$100 million, with an offset. Page S2064 Conrad (for Feinstein) 
Amendment No. 4225, to provide for a total of $950,000,000 in 
outlays for the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program in fiscal 
year 2009 Page S2064 Conrad (for Dodd) Amendment No. 4253, to 
increase spending for the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant by 
$184,000,000 in fiscal year 2009, with an offset. Page S2064
  
  The online Record was corrected by deleting these items.


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  Conrad (for Klobuchar) Amendment No. 4286, to provide in the deficit-
neutral reserve fund for America's veterans and wounded servicemembers 
and for a post 9/11 GI bill for access of rural veterans to health care 
and other services.
Pages S2064, S2066
  Conrad (for Pryor/Kennedy) Amendment No. 4183, to add a deficit-
neutral reserve fund to improve student achievement during secondary 
education, including middle school completion, high school graduation 
and preparing students for higher education and the workforce. 
                                                     Pages S2064, S2066
  Conrad (for Lautenberg/Kerry) Amendment No. 4210, to include rail 
(including high-speed passenger rail), airport, and seaport projects in 
the eligibility requirements of the Deficit Neutral Reserve Fund for 
Investments in America's Infrastructure.
Pages S2064, S2066
  Conrad (for Dorgan) Amendment No. 4199, to provide for the use of the 
deficit-neutral reserve fund for tax relief to reinstate and expand the 
charitable IRA rollover.
Pages S2064, S2066
  Conrad (for Dorgan) Amendment No. 4249, to increase the number of 
organ donations by funding the programs authorized by the Organ 
Donation and Recovery Improvement Act of 2004.
Pages S2064, S2066
  Conrad (for Nelson (FL)) Amendment No. 4285, to make funds available 
to ensure that Survivor Benefit Plan annuities are not reduced by the 
amount of veterans' dependency and indemnity compensation received by 
military families.
Pages S2064, S2066
  Conrad (for Reid) Amendment No. 4162, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund to provide for the acceleration of the phased-in 
eligibility of members of the Armed Forces for concurrent receipt of 
retired pay and veterans' disability compensation.
Pages S2064, S2067
  Conrad (for Lieberman/Collins) Amendment No. 4211, to increase 
funding for operations and management of the Federal Emergency 
Management Agency, with an offset.
Pages S2064, S2066-67

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  Conrad (for Carper/Coburn) Amendment No. 4176, to provide for a 
deficit-neutral reserve fund for the increased use of recovery audits. 
                                                     Pages S2064, S2067
  Conrad (for Casey) Amendment No. 4172, to include in the deficit-
neutral reserve funds for America's veterans and wounded servicemembers 
and for a post 9/11 GI bill provision for the continuing payment to 
members of the Armed Forces who are retired or separated from the Armed 
Forces due to a combat-related injury after September 11, 2001, of 
bonuses that such members were entitled to before the retirement or 
separation and would continue to be entitled to were such members not 
retired or separated.
Pages S2064, S2067
  Conrad (for Stabenow/Voinovich) Amendment No. 4219, to provide for 
the use of the deficit-neutral reserve fund for tax relief to encourage 
struggling companies to invest in new equipment and stimulate the 
United States economy by allowing the use of accumulated alternative 
minimum tax and research and development credits in lieu of bonus 
depreciation.
Pages S2064, S2067
  Conrad (for Clinton/Warner) Amendment No. 4227, to increase funding 
for the Administration on Aging by the authorized level of $53,000,000 
in fiscal year 2009 for the Lifespan Respite Care Act, which provides 
much-needed respite care to our Nation's dedicated family caregivers 
for the elderly and disabled.
Pages S2064, S2067
  Conrad (for Casey) Amendment No. 4352, to add a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund for the protection and safety of the Nation's food supply.
                                                     Pages S2064, S2067
  Conrad (for Smith/Clinton) Amendment No. 4364, to provide a deficit-
neutral reserve fund to provide for a demonstration project regarding 
Medicaid coverage of low-income HIV-infected individuals. 
                                                     Pages S2064, S2069
  Conrad (for Lincoln/Snowe) Amendment No. 4195, to provide for a 
deficit-neutral reserve fund for reducing the income threshold for the 
refundable child tax credit to $10,000 for taxable years 2009 and 2010 
with no inflation adjustment to ensure that low-income working families 
receive the benefit of such credit.
Pages S2064, S2069
   By 90 yeas to 5 nays (Vote No. 70), Boxer Modified Amendment No. 
4368, to increase funding for the Department of Justice for the 
vigorous enforcement of laws protecting children.
Pages S2069-70
   Conrad (for Brown) Amendment No. 4252, to increase Federal 
assistance to food banks.
Page S2078
  Conrad (for Chambliss) Amendment No. 4230, to increase fiscal year 
2009 funding for the Byrne/Justice Assistance Grant program to 
$906,000,000, with an offset.
Page S2078
  Conrad (for Obama) Amendment No. 4330, to provide an additional $5 
million to the military department's respective Boards for Correction 
of Military Records to expedite review of cases in which servicemembers 
with combat-related psychological injuries (such as PTSD) or closed 
head injuries (such as TBIs) were administered discharges for 
personality disorders or other discharges resulting in a loss of 
benefits or care and seek a correction of records or upgraded 
discharge.
Page S2078
  Conrad (for Thune) Modified Amendment No. 4268, to provide 
$20,000,000 in fiscal year 2009 to improve safety by increasing funds 
for tribal justice and law enforcement, with an offset.
Page S2078
  Conrad (for Bunning/Enzi) Amendment No. 4186, to provide a point of 
order against any budget resolution that fails to achieve an on-budget 
balance within 5 years.
Pages S2078, S2078-79
  Conrad (for Alexander) Amendment No. 4311, to improve education in 
the United States by providing $300,000,000 for the Teacher Incentive 
Fund to support State and local school district efforts to reward 
outstanding teaching and school leadership by improving compensation 
programs for teachers who have a demonstrated record of improving 
student academic achievement, teachers who teach in high need subjects 
such as mathematics and science, and teachers who teach in high need, 
low income schools.
Pages S2078, S2079
  Conrad (for Gregg) Amendment No. 4357, to create a point of order 
against using reconciliation to create new mandatory programs and to 
place a 20% limit on new direct spending in reconciliation legislation.
                                                     Pages S2078, S2079
  Conrad (for Clinton) Amendment No. 4361, to increase funding for the 
Department of Agriculture by $1,000,000 in fiscal year 2009 to provide 
public access to information about the sources of foods distributed 
through the school lunch program and other nutrition programs under the 
jurisdiction of the Secretary of Agriculture.
Pages S2078, S2079
  Conrad (for Bingaman) Amendment No. 4370, to provide for a deficit-
neutral reserve fund to make improvements to ensure access to the 
Medicare program for low-income senior citizens and other low-income 
Medicare beneficiaries.
Pages S2078, S2079
  Conrad (for Dorgan) Amendment No. 4200, to provide for the use of the 
deficit-neutral reserve fund to invest in clean energy and preserve the 
environment for the 5-year extension of energy tax incentives. 
                                                     Pages S2078, S2079
  Conrad (for Smith/Lincoln) Amendment No. 4334, to increase the 
funding levels for programs carried out under the Older Americans Act 
of 1965

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by $184,000,000 to keep pace with inflation and increasing numbers of 
older Americans, and comply with minimum wage requirements for the 
programs.
Pages S2078, S2079
  Conrad (for Snowe) Modified Amendment No. 4376, to provide the use of 
the deficit-neutral reserve fund for tax relief for cafeteria plans. 
                                                     Pages S2078, S2079
  Conrad (for Allard) Amendment No. 4159, to ensure that the Secretary 
of Health and Human Services has continued authority to prevent fraud 
and protect the integrity of the Medicaid program and SCHIP and to 
reduce inappropriate spending under those programs. 
                                                     Pages S2078, S2079
  Conrad (for Baucus) Amendment No. 4333, to express the sense of the 
Senate that Medicaid administrative regulations should not undermine 
Medicaid's role in our Nation's health care system, cap Federal 
Medicaid spending, or otherwise shift Medicaid cost burdens to State or 
local governments and their taxpayers and health providers, or 
undermine the Federal guarantee of health insurance coverage Medicaid 
provides.
Pages S2078, S2079-80
  Conrad (for Kohl) Amendment No. 4255, to increase fiscal year 2009 
funding for Juvenile Justice Programs to $560 million, with an offset. 
                                                     Pages S2078, S2080
  Conrad (for Hatch) Amendment No. 4283, to express the sense of the 
Senate that none of the funds recommended by this resolution, or 
appropriated or otherwise made available under any other Act, to the 
USPTO shall be diverted, redirected, transferred, or used for any other 
purpose than for which such funds were intended.
Pages S2078, S2080
  Conrad (for DeMint) Amendment No. 4345, to provide for a deficit-
neutral reserve fund for education reform.
Pages S2079, S2080
  Conrad (for Cardin) Amendment No. 4220, to increase funding for water 
quality research programs at the United States Geological Survey, with 
an offset.
Pages S2078, S2080
   By 70 yeas to 27 nays (Vote No. 80), Boxer Amendment No. 4379, to 
facilitate coverage of pregnant women in SCHIP.
Pages S2082-83
  Conrad (for Leahy) Modified Amendment No. 4270, to add a deficit-
neutral reserve fund for legislation that improves the participation of 
naturalized citizens in the United States political process, 
strengthens national security by improving and expediting FBI security 
name checks, and reduces the backlog of naturalization applications for 
individuals seeking to become naturalized citizens.
Page S2083
  Conrad (for Gregg) Amendment No. 4302, to provide for a reserve fund 
for legislation to provide access, coverage, and choice for every 
American to quality and affordable care.
Page S2083
  Conrad (for Clinton) Amendment No. 4300, to provide for a reserve 
fund for legislation to establish a program, including medical 
monitoring and treatment, addressing the adverse health impacts linked 
to the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Page S2083
  Conrad (for Baucus) Amendment No. 4331, to add a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund to ban abusive and inappropriate sales and marketing 
tactics used by private insurers offering Medicare Advantage and 
prescription drug plans.
Pages S2083, S2083-84
  Conrad (for Collins) Modified Amendment No. 4209, to provide for 
renewable energy and energy efficiency tax credits with offsets. 
                                                     Pages S2083, S2084
  Conrad (for Specter/Casey) Amendment No. 4375, to express the sense 
of the Senate regarding Philadelphia Housing Authority's ``Moving to 
Work Agreement'' with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban 
Development.
Pages S2083, S2084
  Conrad (for Bunning) Amendment No. 4307, to permanently extend the 
adoption tax credit and the exclusion for adoption assistance programs 
included in the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 
2001.
Pages S2083, S2084
  Conrad (for Graham/DeMint) Amendment No. 4371, to express the sense 
of the Senate regarding a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution 
of the United States.
Pages S2083, S2084
   By 73 yeas to 23 nays (Vote No. 83), Biden Amendment No. 4245, to 
restore full funding for the international affairs budget, in support 
of the reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, nuclear proliferation, 
foreign assistance, fighting global AIDS, promoting sustainable 
development, and other efforts, with an offset.
Page S2086
   By 73 yeas to 23 nays (Vote No. 84), Vitter Amendment No. 4299, 
expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the need for comprehensive 
legislation to legalize the importation of prescription drugs from 
highly industrialized countries with safe pharmaceutical 
infrastructures.
Pages S2086-87
  Conrad (for Barrasso) Amendment No. 4206, to provide funding to 
enable certain individuals and entities to comply with the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973.
Page S2087
Rejected:
  By 47 yeas to 52 nays (Vote No. 43), Graham Modified Amendment No. 
4170, to protect families, family farms and small businesses by 
extending the income tax rate structure, raising the death tax 
exemption to $5,000,000 and reducing the maximum death tax rate to no 
more than 35 percent; to keep education affordable by extending the 
college tuition deduction; and to protect senior citizens from higher

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taxes on their retirement income, maintain U.S. financial market 
competitiveness, and promote economic growth by extending the lower tax 
rates on dividends and capital gains.
Pages S2036-37, S2041-42
   By 49 yeas to 50 nays (Vote No. 45), Gregg (for Specter/Craig) 
Amendment No. 4189, to repeal section 13203 of the Omnibus Budget 
Reconciliation Act of 1993 by restoring the Alternative Minimum Tax 
rates that had been in effect prior thereto.
Pages S2037, S2042-43
   By 49 yeas to 51 nays (Vote No. 46), Senate failed to table the 
motion to reconsider the vote by which Gregg (for Specter/Craig) 
Amendment No. 4189 (listed above) was rejected by 49 yeas to 50 nays. 
                                                             Page S2043
   By 49 yeas to 51 nays (Vote No. 48), Gregg (for Specter/Craig) 
Amendment No. 4189, to repeal section 13203 of the Omnibus Budget 
Reconciliation Act of 1993 by restoring the Alternative Minimum Tax 
rates that had been in effect prior thereto, upon reconsideration. 
                                                     Pages S2037, S2043
   By 38 yeas to 62 nays (Vote No. 49), Conrad (for Salazar) Modified 
Amendment No. 4196, to reform the estate tax to avoid subjecting 
thousands of families, family businesses, and family farms and ranches 
to the estate tax.
Pages S2037, S2044
  By 50 yeas to 50 nays (Vote No. 50), Kyl Amendment No. 4191, to 
protect small businesses, family ranches and farms from the Death Tax 
by providing a $5 million exemption, a low rate for smaller estates and 
a maximum rate no higher than 35 percent.
Pages S2037, S2044
  By 47 yeas to 53 nays (Vote No. 52), Bunning Modified Amendment No. 
4192, to repeal the tax increase on Social Security benefits imposed by 
the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993.
Pages S2037, S2046
  By 47 yeas to 51 nays (Vote No. 56), Alexander Modified Amendment No. 
4207, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to improve energy 
efficiency and production.
Pages S2037, S2048-49
  By a unanimous vote of 97 nays (Vote No. 62), Allard Amendment No. 
4246, to raise taxes by an unprecedented $1.4 trillion for the purpose 
of fully funding 111 new or expanded federal spending programs. 
                                                     Pages S2037, S2054
  By 42 yeas to 56 nays (Vote No. 63), Ensign Amendment No. 4240, to 
require wealthy Medicare beneficiaries to pay a greater share of their 
Medicare Part D premiums.
Page S2055
  By 43 yeas to 55 nays (Vote No 64), Sanders Amendment No. 4218, to 
put children ahead of millionaires and billionaires by restoring the 
pre-2001 top income tax rate for people earning over $1 million, and 
use this revenue to invest in LIHEAP, IDEA, Head Start, Child Care, 
nutrition, school construction, and deficit reduction.
Pages S2055-56
  By 40 yeas to 58 nays (Vote No. 65), DeMint Amendment No. 4328, to 
provide for a deficit-neutral reserve fund for Social Security reform. 
                                                         Pages S2057-58
  By 29 yeas to 68 nays (Vote No. 66), DeMint (for Allard) Amendment 
No. 4232, to pay down the Federal debt and eliminate government waste 
by reducing spending 5 percent on programs rated (as mandated under the 
Government Performance and Results Act (Public Law 103-62)) ineffective 
by the Office of Management and Budget Program Assessment Rating Tool. 
                                                         Pages S2059-60
   Vitter/Inhofe Amendment No. 4309, to create a reserve fund to ensure 
that Federal assistance does not go to sanctuary cities that ignore the 
immigration laws of the United States and create safe havens for 
illegal aliens and potential terrorists. (By 58 yeas to 40 nays (Vote 
No. 69), Senate tabled the amendment.)
Pages S2063-64
  By 49 yeas to 49 nays (Vote No. 71), Ensign Amendment No. 4335, to 
increase funding for the Department of Justice for the vigorous 
enforcement of a prohibition against taking minors across State lines 
in circumvention of laws requiring the involvement of parents in 
abortion decisions consistent with the Child Custody Protection Act, 
which passed the Senate by a bipartisan vote of 65-34, with an offset. 
                                                         Pages S2070-71
  By 49 yeas to 50 nays (Vote No. 74), Kyl Amendment No. 4348, to 
provide certainty to taxpayers by extending expiring tax provisions 
such as the R Tax Credit that helps U.S. companies innovate, the 
combat pay exclusion for our soldiers in the field, the education 
deduction to make colleges more affordable and the alternative energy 
incentives to make the environment cleaner through the end of 2009. 
                                                         Pages S2072-73
  By 23 yeas to 77 nays (Vote No. 76), Landrieu Amendment No. 4378, to 
protect family businesses and farmers without increasing our nation's 
debt by providing for an estate tax that sets the exemption at $5 
million and the rate at 35 percent, with the benefits of the exemption 
recaptured for estates over $100 million, paid for by closing tax 
loopholes that allow offshore deferral of compensation and transactions 
entered into solely for the purpose of avoiding taxation. 
                                                         Pages S2075-76
  By 48 yeas to 50 nays (Vote No. 77), Kyl Amendment No. 4372, to 
protect small businesses, family ranches and farms from the Death Tax 
by providing a $5 million exemption, a low rate for smaller estates and 
a maximum rate no higher than 35%.
Pages S2076-77

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  By 47 yeas to 51 nays (Vote No. 78), Grassley Modified Amendment No. 
4276, to exempt from pay-as-you-go enforcement modifications to the 
individual alternative minimum tax (AMT) that prevent millions of 
additional taxpayers from having to pay the AMT.
Pages S2077-78
  By 41 yeas to 57 nays (Vote No. 79), DeMint Amendment No. 4380, to 
provide for a deficit-neutral reserve fund for transferring funding for 
Berkeley, CA earmarks to the Marine Corps.
Pages S2081-82
  By 46 yeas to 52 nays (Vote No. 81), Allard Amendment No. 4233, to 
require that legislation to reauthorize SCHIP include provisions 
codifying the unborn child regulation.
Pages S2083, S2084-85
  By 45 yeas to 51 nays (Vote No. 82), DeMint Amendment No. 4339, to 
provide for a deficit-neutral reserve fund for providing an above the 
line Federal income tax deduction for individuals purchasing health 
insurance outside the workplace.
Pages S2080-81, S2085
Withdrawn:
  Inhofe Amendment No. 4239, to express the sense of the Senate on 
funding for national defense in future fiscal years.
Page S2062
  During consideration of this measure today, the Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 58 yeas to 40 nays (Vote No. 61), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive pursuant to section 904(c) of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974, with respect to Cornyn Amendment No. 
4242, to protect the family budget by providing for a budget point of 
order against legislation that increases income taxes on taxpayers, 
including hard-working middle-income families, entrepreneurs, and 
college students. Subsequently, the point of order that the amendment 
was in violation of section 305 of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974, was sustained, and the amendment thus fell.
Pages S2037, S2053
  By 39 yeas to 59 nays (Vote No. 72), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive pursuant to section 305(b)(2) of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974, with respect to DeMint Amendment No. 
4340, to create a point of order against bills that would raise 
gasoline prices. Subsequently, the Chair sustained the point of order 
that DeMint Amendment No. 4340 was not germane, and the amendment thus 
fell.
Page S2071
  By 27 yeas to 71 nays (Vote No. 73), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive pursuant to section 904(c) of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974, with respect to Cornyn Amendment No. 
4313, to protect the family budget from runaway Government spending by 
increasing the number of Senators necessary to waive the PAYGO Point of 
Order from 60 to 100. Subsequently, the point of order that the 
amendment was in violation of section 305(b)(2) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974, was sustained, and the amendment thus fell. 
                                                         Pages S2071-72
  By 29 yeas to 71 nays (Vote No. 75), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive pursuant to section 305(b)(2) of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974, with respect to DeMint Amendment No. 
4347, to establish an earmark moratorium for fiscal year 2009. 
Subsequently, the Chair sustained the point of order that DeMint 
Amendment No. 4347 was not germane, and the amendment thus fell. 
                                                         Pages S2074-75
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the 
enrolling clerk be authorized to make technical and conforming changes 
to the levels in Title 1 of S. Con. Res. 70 at the direction of the 
Committee on Budget majority staff, to reflect the effects of 
amendments agreed to by the Senate.
Page S2118
  Adjournment Resolution: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 316, providing 
for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives and a 
conditional recess or adjournment of the Senate.
  Page S2187
  Authorizing Use of the Rotunda: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 71, 
authorizing the use of the rotunda of the Capitol for the presentation 
of the Congressional Gold Medal to Michael Ellis DeBakey, M.D. 
                                                         Pages S2187-88
  Congratulating X PRIZE Foundation: Senate agreed to S. Res. 486, to 
congratulate the X PRIZE Foundation for their efforts to inspire a new 
generation of viable, super-efficient vehicles that could help break 
the addiction of the United States to oil and stem the effects of 
climate change through the Automotive X PRIZE competition.
  Page S2188
  National Rehabilitation Counselors Appreciation Day: Senate agreed to 
S. Res. 487, designating March 22, 2008, as National Rehabilitation 
Counselors Appreciation Day.
  Page S2188
  National Safe Place Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 488, designating 
the week beginning March 16, 2008, as ``National Safe Place Week''. 
                                                         Pages S2188-89
  Public Radio Recognition Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 489, 
designating April 2008 as Public Radio Recognition Month.
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  Death of former Senator Howard Metzenbaum: Senate agreed to S. Res. 
485, relative to the death of Howard Metzenbaum, former United States 
Senator for the State of Ohio.
  Pages S2189-90
Measures Considered:
New Direction for Energy Independence, National Security, and Consumer 
Protection Act and the Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax 
Act: Senate resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to 
consideration of H.R. 3221, moving the United States toward greater 
energy independence and security, developing innovative new 
technologies, reducing carbon emissions, creating green jobs, 
protecting consumers, increasing clean renewable energy production, and 
modernizing our energy infrastructure, and to amend the Internal 
Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax incentives for the production of 
renewable energy and energy conservation.
  Page S2119
Authorizing Leadership to Make Appointments--Agreement: A unanimous-
consent agreement was reached providing that, notwithstanding the 
upcoming recess or adjournment of the Senate, the President of the 
Senate, the President Pro Tempore, and the Majority and Minority 
Leaders be authorized to make appointments to commissions, committees, 
boards, conferences, or interparliamentary conferences authorized by 
law, by concurrent action of the two Houses, or by order of the Senate.
                                                             Page S2190
Authority for Committees-Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was 
reached providing that, notwithstanding the recess of the Senate, 
committees be authorized to file legislative and executive matters on 
Thursday, March 27, 2008, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. 
                                                             Page S2194
Removal of Injunction of Secrecy: The injunction of secrecy was removed 
from the following treaty:
  Protocol Amending 1980 Tax Convention with Canada (Treaty Doc. No. 
110-15).
  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 S2187
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  Michael F. Duffy, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the 
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission for a term of six 
years expiring August 30, 2012.
  Kristine L. Svinicki, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission for the term of five years expiring June 30, 
2012.
  John E. Osborn, of Delaware, to be a Member of the United States 
Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy for a term expiring July 1, 
2009.
  Ondray T. Harris, of Virginia, to be Director, Community Relations 
Service, for a term of four years.
  David W. Hagy, of Texas, to be Director of the National Institute of 
Justice.
  John S. Bresland, of New Jersey, to be a Member of the Chemical 
Safety and Hazard Investigation Board for a term of five years.
  John S. Bresland, of New Jersey, to be Chairperson of the Chemical 
Safety and Hazard Investigation Board for a term of five years.
  Thomas C. Gilliland, of Georgia, to be a Member of the Board of 
Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority for the remainder of the 
term expiring May 18, 2011.
  James Francis Moriarty, of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador to the 
People's Republic of Bangladesh.
  Javaid Anwar, of Nevada, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of 
the Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation for a term expiring December 
10, 2007.
  Javaid Anwar, of Nevada, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of 
the Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation for a term expiring December 
10, 2013.
  William J. Hybl, of Colorado, to be a Member of the United States 
Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy for a term expiring July 1, 
2009.
  Elizabeth F. Bagley, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of 
the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy for a term 
expiring July 1, 2008.
  Thomas C. Carper, of Illinois, to be a Member of the Reform Board 
(Amtrak) for a term of five years.
  Nancy A. Naples, of New York, to be a Member of the Reform Board 
(Amtrak) for a term of five years.
  Ana M. Guevara, of Florida, to be United States Alternate Executive 
Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development 
for a term of two years.
  Goli Ameri, of Oregon, to be an Assistant Secretary of State 
(Educational and Cultural Affairs).
  William Joseph Hawe, of Washington, to be United States Marshal for 
the Western District of Washington for the term of four years.
  Larry Woodrow Walther, of Arkansas, to be Director of the Trade and 
Development Agency.
  Neil Romano, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor.
  Gregory B. Jaczko, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the term of five years expiring June 
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  John J. Sullivan, of Maryland, to be Deputy Secretary of Commerce.
  Douglas H. Shulman, of the District of Columbia, to be Commissioner 
of Internal Revenue for the term prescribed by law.
  Robert F. Cohen, Jr., of West Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal 
Mine Safety and Health Review Commission for a term of six years 
expiring August 30, 2012.
  David J. Kramer, of Massachusetts, to be Assistant Secretary of State 
for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.
  Jamsheed K. Choksy, of Indiana, to be a Member of the National 
Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2014.
  Dawn Ho Delbanco, of New York, to be a Member of the National Council 
on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2014.
  Gary D. Glenn, of Illinois, to be a Member of the National Council on 
the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2014.
  David Hertz, of Indiana, to be a Member of the National Council on 
the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2014.
  Marvin Bailey Scott, of Indiana, to be a Member of the National 
Council on the Humanities for the remainder of the term expiring 
January 26, 2010.
  Carol M. Swain, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the National Council 
on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2014.
  Jeffrey J. Grieco, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Administrator of 
the United States Agency for International Development.
  Joxel Garcia, of Connecticut, to be Medical Director in the Regular 
Corps of the Public Health Service, subject to the qualifications 
therefor as provided by law and regulations, and to be an Assistant 
Secretary of Health and Human Services.
  Jan Cellucci, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the National Museum 
and Library Services Board for a term expiring December 6, 2012.
  William J. Hagenah, of Illinois, to be a Member of the National 
Museum and Library Services Board for a term expiring December 6, 2012.
  Mark Y. Herring, of South Carolina, to be a Member of the National 
Museum and Library Services Board for a term expiring December 6, 2012.
  Julia W. Bland, of Louisiana, to be a Member of the National Museum 
and Library Services Board for a term expiring December 6, 2012.
  Sally Epstein Shaywitz, of Connecticut, to be a Member of the Board 
of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences for a term 
expiring November 28, 2011.
  Frank Philip Handy, of Florida, to be a Member of the Board of 
Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences for a term 
expiring November 28, 2011.
  Jonathan Baron, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Board of Directors 
of the National Board for Education Sciences for a term expiring 
November 28, 2011.
  Margaret Scobey, of Tennessee, to be Ambassador to the Arab Republic 
of Egypt.
  4 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
  2 Army nominations in the rank of general.
  4 Coast Guard nominations in the rank of admiral.
  1 Marine Corps nomination in the rank of general.
  19 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.
  Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Foreign Service, 
Marine Corps, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Navy. 
                                                         Pages S2195-97
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  David R. Hill, of Missouri, to be an Assistant Administrator of the 
Environmental Protection Agency.
  Barbara McConnell Barrett, of Arizona, to be Ambassador to the 
Republic of Finland.
  T. Vance McMahan, of Texas, to be Representative of the United States 
of America on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, 
with the rank of Ambassador.
  G. Steven Agee, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for 
the Fourth Circuit.
  24 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
  4 Marine Corps nominations in the rank of general.
Pages S2194-97
Nominations Withdrawn: Senate received notification of withdrawal of 
the following nominations:
  Charles A. Gargano, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Austria, which was sent to the Senate on November 7, 2007.
  David R. Hill, of Missouri, to be an Assistant Administrator of the 
Environmental Protection Agency, which was sent to the Senate on 
December 3, 2007.
Page S2197
Messages from the House:
  Page S2128
Enrolled Bills Presented:
  Page S2128
Executive Communications:
  Pages S2128-29
Petitions and Memorials:
  Pages S2129-30
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Pages S2130-32
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S2134-38
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S2138-67
Additional Statements:
  Pages S2126-28
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S2167-86

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Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
  Page S2186
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S2186
Adjournment: Senate convened at 10:15 a.m. and recessed, as a further 
mark of respect to the memory of the late former Senator Howard 
Metzenbum, in accordance with S. Res. 485, at 2:36 a.m., until 12:00 
noon on Tuesday, March 18, 2008. (For Senate's program, see the remarks 
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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
APPROPRIATIONS: DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing 
and Urban Development, and Related Agencies concluded a hearing to 
examine proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2009 for the 
Department of Housing and Urban Development, after receiving testimony 
from Alphonso Jackson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported 2,614 
nominations in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee ordered 
favorably reported the nominations of John J. Sullivan, of Maryland, to 
be Deputy Secretary of Commerce, and Simon Charles Gros, of New Jersey, 
to be Assistant Secretary of Transportation for Governmental Affairs, 
and promotion lists in the United States Coast Guard and the National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps.
  Prior to this action, committee concluded a hearing to examine the 
nomination of John J. Sullivan, of Maryland, to be Deputy Secretary of 
Commerce, after the nominee testified and answered questions in his own 
behalf.
FOREST MANAGEMENT IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGION
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Public Lands 
and Forests concluded a hearing to examine old-growth forest science, 
focusing on policy and management in the Pacific Northwest region, 
after receiving testimony from Linda Goodman, Regional Forester, 
Pacific Northwest Region, United States Department of Agriculture 
Forest Service; James Caswell, Director, Bureau of Land Management, 
Department of the Interior; Marvin D. Brown, Oregon Department of 
Forestry, Salem; David A. Perry, and John Tappeiner, both of Oregon 
State University Department of Forest Engineering, Corvallis; Paul H. 
Beck, Herbert Lumber Company, Riddle, Oregon; and Randi Spivak, 
American Lands Alliance, Washington, D.C.
U.S. ECONOMIC INTERESTS AND SECURITY
Committee on Finance: Committee concluded a hearing to examine customs 
reauthorization relative to the activity of the U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection agency and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement 
agency, both of the Department of Homeland Security, focusing on 
strengthening United States economic interests and security, after 
receiving testimony from Samuel H. Banks, Sandler and Travis Trade 
Advisory Services, Inc., Washington, D.C.; Charlene N. Stocker, Procter 
and Gamble Distributing, LLC, Cincinnati, Ohio, on behalf of the 
American Association of Exporters and Importers; Greg P. Brown, Ford 
Global Technologies, Dearborn, Michigan; and Antoinette M. Tease, 
Antoinette M. Tease, P.L.L.C., Billings, Montana.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee ordered favorably reported 
the following:
  S. 2731, to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2009 through 
2013 to provide assistance to foreign countries to combat HIV/AIDS, 
tuberculosis, and malaria, with amendments; and
  The nominations of William Raymond Steiger, of Wisconsin, to be 
Ambassador to the Republic of Mozambique, Department of State, and a 
promotion list in the Foreign Service.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee ordered 
favorably reported the following:
  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, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 1810, to amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the 
provision of scientifically sound information and support services to 
patients receiving a positive test diagnosis for Down syndrome or other 
prenatal and postnatal diagnosed conditions, with an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute;
  S. 999, to amend the Public Health Service Act to improve stroke 
prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation, with an amendment 
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  S. 1760, to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to the 
Healthy Start Initiative, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute;
  S. 1042, to amend the Public Health Service Act to make the provision 
of technical services for medical imaging examinations and radiation 
therapy treatments safer, more accurate, and less costly, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute; and
  The nominations of Jan Cellucci, of Massachusetts, William J. 
Hagenah, of Illinois, Mark Y. Herring, of South Carolina, and Julia W. 
Bland, of Louisiana, each to be a Member of the National Museum and 
Library Services Board, Jamsheed K. Choksy, of Indiana, Gary D. Glenn, 
of Illinois, David Hertz, of Indiana, Marvin Bailey Scott, of Indiana, 
Carol M. Swain, of Tennessee, and Dawn Ho Delbanco, of New York, each 
to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities, Jonathan 
Baron, of Maryland, Sally Epstein Shaywitz, of Connecticut, and Frank 
Philip Handy, of Florida, each to be a Member of the Board of Directors 
of the National Board for Education Sciences, Javaid Anwar, of Nevada, 
to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Harry S Truman 
Scholarship Foundation, Neil Romano, of Maryland, to be an Assistant 
Secretary of Labor, Joxel Garcia, of Connecticut, to be Medical 
Director in the Regular Corps of the Public Health Service and to be an 
Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Robert F. Cohen, 
Jr., of West Virginia, and Michael F. Duffy, of the District of 
Columbia, each to be a Member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health 
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Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 38 public bills, H.R. 5602-
5639; 8 resolutions, H.J. Res. 78-79; and H. Res. 1045-1050 were 
introduced.
  Pages H1700-02
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H1702-03
Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.
Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 222 yeas to 183 nays, with 1 voting ``present'', 
Roll No. 136.
  Pages H1621, H1626-27
Moment of Silence: The House observed a moment of silence in honor of 
in honor of all those serving in the military, past and present, during 
the war in Iraq.
  Page H1621
Privileged Resolution--Intent To Offer: Representative Price (GA) 
announced his intention to offer a privileged resolution. 
                                                         Pages H1624-25
Question of Privilege: The Chair ruled that the resolution offered by 
Representative Price (GA) did not constitute a question of the 
privileges of the House. Agreed to table the motion to appeal the 
ruling of the Chair by a yea-and-nay vote of 222 yeas to 192 nays, Roll 
No. 135.
  Pages H1625-26
Revising the congressional budget for the United States Government for 
fiscal year 2008, establishing the congressional budget for the United 
States Government for fiscal year 2009, and setting forth appropriate 
budgetary levels for fiscal years 2010 through 2013: The House passed 
H. Con. Res. 312, revising the congressional budget for the United 
States Government for fiscal year 2008, establishing the congressional 
budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2009, and 
setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2010 
through 2013, by a yea-and-nay vote of 212 yeas to 207 nays, Roll No. 
141. Consideration of the measure began on Wednesday, March 12th. 
                                               Pages H1627-59, H1661-84
Rejected:
  Kilpatrick amendment in the nature of a substitute (No. 1 printed in 
H. Rept. 110-548), submitted on behalf of the Congressional Black 
Caucus, that sought an alternative budget that would balance the budget 
in FY 2012. The CBC budget would have funded programs and services in 
the areas of health care, education, veterans benefits and services for 
low-income families. It also provided for additional services for the 
administration of justice and funded the recommendations of the House 
Committee on Homeland Security (by a recorded vote of 126 ayes to 292 
noes, Roll No. 137);
Pages H1633-46
  Lee amendment in the nature of a substitute (No. 2 printed in H. 
Rept. 110-548), submitted on behalf of the Congressional Progressive 
Caucus, that sought to provide at least $551.7 billion for domestic, 
non-military discretionary spending in FY09; provide a $118.9 billion 
economic stimulus package; extend unemployment insurance, food stamp 
benefits, and Medicaid payments to states; and, spend $468.3 billion on 
defense. The Progressive Caucus budget balances by FY12 and rebalances 
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America Initiative (by a recorded vote of 98 ayes to 322 noes, Roll No. 
138); and
Pages H1646-59
  Ryan (WI) amendment in the nature of a substitute (No. 3 printed in 
H. Rept. 110-548) that sought to balance the budget by 2012, retain 
provisions enacted in 2001/2003, prevent expansion of the AMT for the 
next 3 years, and achieve full repeal in 2013. Provides total 
discretionary budget authority of $1.04 trillion in fiscal year 2009, a 
4.3-percent increase from 2008 enacted level. It imposes a moratorium 
on congressional earmarks for the balance of the 110th Congress; 
requires a separate vote on increasing the public debt; requires cost 
estimates on conference reports and unreported bills; prohibits 
domestic add-ons to emergency war spending bills; limits long-term 
spending commitments; prevents use of reconciliation to increase 
spending; limits ``advance appropriations'' to $23.565 billion in 2010; 
provides a $7.3-billion domestic emergency reserve fund; provides for 
contingency war funds; incorporates bipartisan Legislative Line Item 
Veto. Calls for 1 percent decrease in entitlement program spending (by 
a recorded vote of 157 ayes to 263 noes, Roll No. 140). 
                                                         Pages H1661-80
  H. Res. 1036, the rule providing for consideration of the concurrent 
resolution, was agreed to on Wednesday, March 12th.
Oath of Office--Seventh Congressional District of Indiana: 
Representative-elect Andre Carson presented himself in the well of the 
House and was administered the Oath of Office by the Speaker. Earlier, 
the Clerk of the House transmitted a facsimile copy of a letter from 
Mr. Matthew Tusing, Deputy Secretary of State, Office of the Indiana 
Secretary of State, indicating that, according to the unofficial 
results of the Special Election held on March 11, 2008, the Honorable 
Andre Carson was elected Representative to Congress for the Seventh 
Congressional District, State of Indiana.
  Pages H1660, H1699
Whole Number of the House: The Speaker announced to the House that, in 
light of the administration of the oath to the gentleman from Indiana, 
Mr. Andre Carson, the whole number of the House is adjusted to 431. 
                                                             Page H1660
Call of the House: The Speaker called the House to order and 
ascertained the presence of a quorum (384 present, Roll No. 139). 
                                                        Pages H16760-61
Suspension--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules 
and pass the following measure which was debated on Wednesday, March 
12th:
  Recognizing the exceptional sacrifice of the 69th Infantry Regiment, 
known as the Fighting 69th, in support of the Global War on Terror: H. 
Res. 991, recognizing the exceptional sacrifice of the 69th Infantry 
Regiment, known as the Fighting 69th, in support of the Global War on 
Terror, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 406 yeas with none voting ``nay'', 
Roll No. 142.
  Page H1684
Pension Protection Technical Corrections Act of 2007: Agreed by 
unanimous consent that the Clerk be authorized to engross H.R. 3361, to 
make technical corrections related to the Pension Protection Act of 
2006, in the form of the bill placed at the desk.
  Pages H1685-90
Order of Procedure: Agreed by unanimous consent that it be in order, on 
the legislative day of March 13, 2008, at a time to be determined by 
the Speaker, that the House resolve itself into a secret session as 
though pursuant to clause 9, rule XVII; that debate held in secret 
session continue for not to exceed one hour, equally divided and 
controlled; and at the conclusion of that debate, the secret session 
shall be dissolved.
  Pages H1690-99
  Agreed by unanimous consent that when the secret session of the House 
is dissolved pursuant to the previous order of the House, the House 
stand adjourned.
Page H1699
Recess: The House recessed at 7:33 p.m. and at 10:11 p.m., the House 
began proceedings held in secret session.
  Page H1699
Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea-and-nay votes and three recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H1626, 
H1626-27, H1645-46, H1659, H1680, H1683-84, and H1684. One quorum call 
(Roll No. 139) developed during the proceedings of today and appears on 
pages H1660-61
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AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FDA APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural 
Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies held a 
hearing on FNCS Budget. Testimony was heard from Nancy Montanez Johner, 
Under Secretary, Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, USDA.
DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Defense held a hearing on 
Navy Posture. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the 
Department of the Navy: Donald C. Winter, Secretary; ADM Gary Roughead, 
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and LTG James T. Conway, USMC, Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps.
  The Subcommittee also met in executive session to hold a hearing on 
Navy Acquisition. Testimony was heard from the following officials of 
the Department of the Navy: John S. Thackrah, Assistant Secretary; VADM 
Barry McCullough, USN, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Integration 
of Capabilities and Resources (N8); and LTG James F. Amos, USMC, Deputy 
Commandant, Combat Development and Integration.
ENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Energy and Water 
Development held a hearing on DOE--Science Research. Testimony was 
heard from Raymond L. Orbach, Under Secretary, Science, Department of 
Energy.
FINANCIAL SERVICES, GENERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Financial Services, and 
General Government held a hearing on Supreme Court. Testimony was heard 
from the following officials of the Supreme Court of the United States: 
Anthony Kennedy; and Clarence Thomas, both Associate Justices.
HOMELAND SECURITY APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Homeland Security held a 
hearing on Federal Emergency Management Agency--Is the agency on the 
right track? Testimony was heard from the following officials of the 
Department of Homeland Security: David R. Paulison, Administrator, 
FEMA; and Matt Jadacki, Deputy Inspector General; and public witnesses.
INTERIOR, ENVIRONMENT APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and 
Related Agencies continued appropriation hearings. Testimony was heard 
from public witnesses.
LABOR, HHS, EDUCATION APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human 
Services, Education and Related Agencies continued appropriation 
hearings. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Legislative Branch held a 
hearing U.S. House of Representatives Budget. Testimony was heard from 
the following officers of the House of Representatives: Daniel Beard, 
CAO; Lorraine Miller, Clerk; and Wilson Livingood, Sergeant-at-Arms.
MILITARY CONSTRUCTION, VETERANS' AFFAIRS APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Military Construction, 
Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies on Air Force Budget. Testimony 
was heard from GEN T. Michael Moseley, USAF, Chief of Staff, U.S. Air 
Force.
  The Subcommittee also continued appropriation hearings. Testimony was 
heard from public witnesses.
EUROPEAN, SOUTHERN AND AFRICA COMMAND BUDGET
Committee on Armed Services: Held a hearing on Fiscal Year 2009 
National Defense Authorization Budget Request for the U.S. European 
Command, Southern Command and Africa Command. Testimony was heard from 
the following officials of the Department of Defense: GEN Bantz J. 
Craddock, USA, Commander, U.S. European Command; ADM James Stavridis, 
USN, Commander, U.S. Southern Command; and GEN William E. Ward, USA, 
Commander, U.S. Africa Command.
DEFENSE DEPARTMENT ENERGY POSTURE
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Readiness held a hearing 
on Department of Defense Energy Posture. Testimony was heard from the 
following officials of the Department of Defense: Wayne Arny, Deputy 
Under Secretary, Installations and Environment; Chris DiPetto, Deputy 
Director, Systems and Software Engineering (Development Test and 
Evaluation), Office of the Under Secretary (Acquisition and 
Technology); and GEN Michael P. C. Carns, USAF (Ret.), Chairman, 
Defense Science Board Task Force on Energy Strategy; and David M. 
Walker, Comptroller General, GAO.
IRREGULAR WARFARE THREAT ENVIRONMENT
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Terrorism,Unconventional 
Threats and Capabilities held a hearing on Fiscal Year 2009 National 
Defense Authorization Budget Request--Department of Defense Science and 
Technology: Responding to the 21st Century Irregular Warfare Threat 
Environment. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the 
Department of Defense: Allan Shaffer, Principle Deputy Director, 
Defense Research and Engineering; Thomas H. Killion, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary, Research and Technology, Department of the Army; RADM 
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Research, Assistant Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps for Science, 
Technology and Engineering, Director, Test, Evaluation and Technology 
Requirements; Terry Jaggers, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air 
Force for Science, Technology and Engineering, Office of the Assistant 
Secretary for Acquisition; and Anthony J. Tether, Director, Defense 
Advanced Research Projects Agency.
BLACK COLLEGES OUTLOOK
Committee on Education and Labor: Held a hearing on America's Black 
Colleges and Universities: Models of Excellence and Challenges for the 
Future. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
  Committee on Energy and Commerce: Ordered reported the following 
bills: H.R. 3754, To authorize the Administrator of the 
Environmental Protection Agency to accept, as part of a settlement, 
diesel emission reduction Supplemental Environmental Projects, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 1198, amended, Early Hearing Detection and 
Intervention Act of 2007; H.R. 2464, amended, Wakefield Act; H.R. 
1237, amended, Cytology Proficiency Improvement Act of 2007; H.R. 
3701, amended, Keeping Seniors Safe From Falls Act of 2007; H.R. 
2063, amended, Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis, Management Act of 2007; 
H.R. 3825, amended, Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act of 2007; and 
H.R. 1418, amended, Reauthorization of the Traumatic Brain Injury 
Act.
COMMERCE BUDGET
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Held a hearing entitled ``Department 
of Commerce Budget for Fiscal Year 2009.'' Testimony was heard from 
Carlos M. Gutierrez, Secretary of Commerce.
CREDIT CARDHOLDERS' BILL OF RIGHTS
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Financial Institutions 
and Consumer Credit held a hearing on The Credit Cardholders' Bill of 
Rights: Providing New Protections for Consumers. Testimony was heard 
from public witnesses.
REDUCING GLOBAL CHILD MORTALITY
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health 
held a hearing on Child Survival: The Unfinished Agenda to Reduce 
Global Child Mortality. Testimony was heard from Kent R. Hill, 
Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global Health, U.S. Agency for 
International Development, Department of State; former Senator William 
H. Frist of Tennessee; and public witnesses.
WAR POWERS--CONGRESSIONAL PERSPECTIVE
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on International 
Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight held a hearing on War Powers 
for the 21st Century: The Congressional Perspective. Testimony was 
heard from Representatives Jones of North Carolina; and former 
Representatives Mickey Edwards of Oklahoma; and David E. Skaggs of 
Colorado.
THREAT ASSESSMENT AND COORDINATION GROUP
Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Intelligence, 
Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment held a hearing 
entitled ``Making Homeland Security Intelligence Work for State, Local, 
and Tribal Partners: An Interagency Threat Assessment Coordination 
Group (ITACG) Progress Report.'' Testimony was heard from Thomas E. 
McNamara, Program Manager, Information Sharing Environment, Office of 
the Director of National Intelligence; Michael E. Leiter, Acting 
Director, National Counterterrorism Center; Charles E. Allen, Under 
Secretary, Intelligence and Analysis, Department of Homeland Security; 
and Wayne Murphy, Assistant Director, Directorate of Intelligence, FBI, 
Department of Justice.
ORPHAN WORKS
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and 
Intellectual Property held a hearing on Promoting the Use of Orphan 
Works: Balancing the Interests of Copyright Owners and Users. Testimony 
was heard from Marybeth Peters, Register of Copyrights, U.S. Copyright 
Office, Library of Congress; and public witnesses.
OVERSIGHT--OFF-ROAD VEHICLES ON FEDERAL LAND
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests 
and Public Lands held an oversight hearing on the Impacts of Unmanaged 
Off-Road Vehicles on Federal Land. Testimony was heard from Henri 
Bisson, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the 
Interior; Joel Holtrop, Deputy Chief, National Forest System, Forest 
Service, USDA; and public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Water and Power held a 
hearing on the following bills: H.R. 317, Arkansas Valley Conduit Act; 
H.R. 4841, Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians Settlement Act; and H.R. 
5293, Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation Water 
Rights Settlement Act. Testimony was heard from the following officials 
of the Department of the Interior: Majel Russell, Principal Deputy 
Assistant Secretary, Indian Affairs; the following officials of the 
Bureau of Reclamation: Karl Wirkus, Deputy Commissioner for Operations; 
and Robert Johnson, Commissioner; and public witnesses.

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MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Ordered reported the 
following measures: S. 550, To preserve existing judgeships on the 
Superior Court of the District of Columbia; H.R. 5551, To amend title 
11, District of Columbia Official Code, to implement the increase 
provided under the District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 2008, in 
the amount of funds made available for the compensation of attorneys 
representing indigent defendants in the District of Columbia courts; 
H.R. 4106, amended, Telework Improvements Act if 2007; H.R. 2780, to 
amend section 8339(p) of title 5, United States Code, to clarify the 
method for computing certain annuities under the Civil Service 
Retirement System which are based on part-time service; H.R. 4881, 
Contracting and Tax Accountability Act of 2007; H.R. 3033, amended, 
Contractors and Federal Spending Accountability Act of 2007; H.R. 3928, 
as amended, Government Contractor Accountability Act of 2007; H.R. 
3548, amended, Plain Language in Government Communications Act of 2007; 
H. Con. Res. 310, Expressing support for a national day of remembrance 
for Harriet Ross Tubman; H. Res. 578, Expressing the sense of the House 
of Representatives that there should be established a National 
Watermelon Month; H. Res. 886, amended, Expressing sympathy to the 
victims and families of the tragic acts of violence in Colorado 
Springs, Colorado and Arvada, Colorado; H. Res. 892, amended, 
Expressing support for designation of March 11, 2008, as ``National 
Funeral Directors and Mortician Recognition Day''; H. Res. 952, 
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that there should 
be established a National Teacher Day to honor and celebrate teachers 
in the United States; H. Res. 994, amended, Expressing support for the 
designation of a National Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia Awareness Day; H. 
Res. 1005, amended, Supporting the goals and ideals of Borderling 
Personality Awareness Month; H. Res. 1016, amended, Expressing the 
condolences of the House of Representatives on the death of William F. 
Buckley, Jr; H. Res. 1021, amended, Supporting the goals, ideals, and 
history of National Women's History Month; H.R. 4185, To designate the 
facility of the United States Postal Service located at 11151 Valley 
Boulevard in El Monte, California, as the ``Marisol Heredia Post Office 
Building;'' H.R. 5395, To designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 11001 Dunklin Drive in St. Louis, Missouri, 
as the ``William ``Bill'' Clay Post Office Building;'' H.R. 5472, To 
designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 
2650 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, as the 
``Julia M. Carson Post Office Building;'' H.R. 5479, To designate the 
facility of the United States Postal Service located at 117 North Kidd 
Street in Ionia, Michigan, as the ``Alonzo Woodruff Post Office 
Building;'' H.R. 5483, To designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 10449 White Granite Drive in Oakton, 
Virginia, as the ``Private First Class David H. Sharrett II Post Office 
Building;'' H.R. 5489, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 6892 Main Street in Gloucestor, Virginia, as 
the ``Congresswoman Jo Ann S. Davis Post Office;'' H.R. 5517, to 
designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 
7231 FM 1960 in Humble, Texas, as the ``Texas Military Veterans Post 
Office;'' and H.R. 5528, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 120 Commercial Street in Brockton, 
Massachusetts, as the ``Rocky Marciano Post Office Building.''
GENETICALLY ENGINEERED PLANT CONTAMINATION COSTS
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on Domestic 
Policy held a hearing on Is USDA Accounting for Costs to Farmers Caused 
by Contamination from Genetically Engineered Plants? Testimony was 
heard from Cindy Smith, Administrator, Animal and Plant Inspection 
Service, USDA; and public witnesses.
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE ACT OF 2007
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on Federal 
Workforce, Postal Services and the District of Columbia held a hearing 
on H.R. 3268, Government Accountability Office Act of 2007. Testimony 
was heard from the following officials of the GAO: Gene Dodaro, Acting 
Comptroller General; Paul Coran, Chairman, and Anne Wagner, General 
Counsel, both with the Personnel Appeals Board; and Shirley Jones, 
Employee Advisory Counsel; Curtis Copeland, Specialist in American 
National Government, CRS, Library of Congress; and public witnesses.
EPA LIBRARY CLOSURES
Committee on Science and Technology: Subcommittee on Investigations and 
Oversight held a hearing on EPA Library Closures: Better Access for a 
Broader Audience? Testimony was heard from John Stephenson, Director, 
Natural Resources and Environment, GAO; and public witnesses.
NASA SCIENCE PROGRAMS BUDGET
Committee on Science and Technology: Subcommittee on Space and 
Aeronautics held a hearing on NASA's Science Programs: Fiscal Year 2009 
Budget Request and Issues. Testimony was heard from S. Alan Stern,

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Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate, NASA; and public 
witnesses.
SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH PROGRAM
Committee on Small Business: Held a hearing entitled ``Legislation to 
Reauthorize the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. 
Testimony was heard from Steven C. Preston, Administrator, SBA; and 
public witnesses.
U.S. PARALYMPIC MILITARY PROGRAM
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity 
held a hearing on U.S. Paralympic Military Program. Testimony was heard 
from Danny D. Scott, M.D., Physical and Rehabilitation Service, Denver 
VA Medical Center, Department of Veterans Affairs; representatives of 
veterans organizations; and public witnesses.
VA POST IN-PATIENT CARE
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations, hearing on Care of Seriously Wounded After In-Patient 
Care. Testimony was heard from Madhulika Agarwal, M.D., Chief Patient 
Care Services Officer, Veterans Health Administration, Department of 
Veterans Affairs; and public witnesses.
IRS BUDGET/TAX SEASON
Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Oversight held a hearing 
on 2008 tax return filing season, IRS operations the fiscal Year 2009 
budget proposals, and National Taxpayer Advocate's Annual Report. 
Testimony was heard from the following officials of the IRS, Department 
of the Treasury: Linda Stiff, Acting Commissioner; and Nina E. Olson, 
National Taxpayer Advocate.
OVERHEAD ARCHITECTURE
  Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Met in executive 
session to hold a hearing on Overhead Architecture. Testimony was 
heard from departmental witnesses.
BRIEFINGS--HOT SPOTS AND SOUTHWEST BORDER SECURITY
  Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Subcommittee on 
Terrorism, Human Intelligence, Analysis and Counterintelligence, met 
in executive session to receive a briefing on Hot Spots. The 
Subcommittee was briefed by departmental witnesses.
  The Subcommittee also met in executive session to receive a briefing 
on Southwest Border Security. The Subcommittee was briefed by 
departmental witnesses.
EPA--IMPLICATIONS OF SUPREME COURT DECISION
  Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming: Held a 
hearing entitled ``Massachusetts v U.S. EPA Part II: Implications of 
the Supreme Court Decision.'' Testimony was heard from Stephen L. 
Johnson, Administrator, EPA; from the following officials of the 
State of Kansas: Josh Svaty, member of the House; and Roderick 
Bermby, Secretary, Department of Health and Environment; and public 
witnesses.

Joint Meetings
MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF POLISH JEWS
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: Commission concluded 
a hearing to examine Poland's Museum of the History of Polish Jews, 
after receiving testimony from Sigmund Rolat, Museum of the History of 
Polish Jews North American Council, New York, New York; and Ewa 
Junczyk-Ziomecka, Chancellery of the President of the Republic of 
Poland, and Ewa Wierzycka, Museum of the History of Polish Jews, both 
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                     COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

                             MARCH 14, 2008

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  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 
ways to reform the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) 
system, 10 a.m., SD-342.


                                 House

  Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Personnel, 
hearing on Mental Health Overview, 9 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Seapower and Expeditionary Forces, hearing on 
Fiscal Year 2009 National Defense Authorization Budget Request for 
Navy Shipbuilding, 10 a.m., 2212 Rayburn.
  Committee on Education and Labor, hearing on Ensuring the 
Availability of Federal Student Loans, 9 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Judiciary, hearing on the following bills: H.R. 
2176, To provide for and approve the settlement of certain land 
claims of the Bay Mills Indian Community; and H.R. 4115, To provide 
for and approve the settlement of certain land claims of the Sault 
Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.


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*These figures include all measures reported, even if there was no 
accompanying report. A total of 253 reports have been filed in the 
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                          Final 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 December 31, 2007

                                               Senate             House             Total
     Days in session...............               190               164               . .
     Time in session...............   1,375 hrs., 54   1,477 hrs., 52               . .
     Congressional Record:
    Pages of proceedings...........            16,071            16,951               . .
    Extensions of Remarks..........               . .             2,664               . .
     Public bills enacted into law.                30               135               . .
     Private bills enacted into law               . .               . .               . .
     Bills in conference...........                 5                 7               . .
     Measures passed, total........               621             1,127             1,748
    Senate bills...................               102                44               . .
    House bills....................               147               516               . .
    Senate joint resolutions.......                 5                 3               . .
    House joint resolutions........                 6                 8               . .
    Senate concurrent resolutions..                28                 9               . .
    House concurrent resolutions...                32                94               . .
    Simple resolutions.............               301               453               . .
     Measures reported, total*.....               422               486               908
    Senate bills...................               257                 2               . .
    House bills....................                72               328               . .
    Senate joint resolutions.......                 5               . .               . .
    House joint resolutions........                 1               . .               . .
    Senate concurrent resolutions..                 8               . .               . .
    House concurrent resolutions...                 6                 7               . .
    Simple resolutions.............                73               149               . .
     Special reports...............                22                 8               . .
     Conference reports............                 1                12               . .
     Measures pending on calendar..               333                48               . .
     Measures introduced, total....             3,033             6,194             9,227
    Bills..........................             2,524             4,930               . .
    Joint resolutions..............                27                75               . .
    Concurrent resolutions.........                64               278               . .
    Simple resolutions.............               418               911               . .
     Quorum calls..................                 6                 9               . .
     Yea-and-nay votes.............               442               648               . .
     Recorded votes................               . .               529               . .
     Bills vetoed..................                 1                 6               . .
     Vetoes overridden.............                 1                 1               . .
                           DISPOSITION OF EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS


                           January 4 through December 31, 2007

     Civilian Nominations, totaling 490, disposed of as 
       follows:

         Confirmed..........................................276...
         Unconfirmed........................................180...
         Withdrawn...........................................31...
         Returned to White House..............................3...

     Other Civilian Nominations, totaling 3,807, disposed of as 
       follows:

         Confirmed........................................3,799...
         Unconfirmed..........................................8...

     Air Force Nominations, totaling 6,096, disposed of as 
       follows:

         Confirmed........................................6,090...
         Unconfirmed..........................................5...
         Returned to White House..............................1...

     Army Nominations, totaling 6,721, disposed of as follows:

         Confirmed........................................6,698...
         Unconfirmed.........................................19...
         Returned to White House..............................4...

     Navy Nominations, totaling 4,691, disposed of as follows:

         Confirmed........................................4,688...
         Unconfirmed..........................................3...

     Marine Corps Nominations, totaling 1,342, disposed of as 
       follows:

         Confirmed........................................1,341...
         Unconfirmed..........................................1...

                                Summary
     Total nominations carried over from the First Session....0
     Total nominations received this Session.............23,147
     Total confirmed.....................................22,892
     Total unconfirmed......................................216
     Total withdrawn.........................................31
     Total returned to the White House........................8


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           BILLS ENACTED INTO PUBLIC LAW (110TH, 1ST SESSION)


                                                                Law No.
 S. 1........................................................    110-81
 S. 159......................................................     110-1
 S. 214......................................................    110-34
 S. 229......................................................    110-45
 S. 277......................................................    110-47
 S. 375......................................................    110-78
 S. 377......................................................    110-83
 S. 474......................................................    110-95
 S. 494......................................................    110-17
 S. 521......................................................    110-25
 S. 597......................................................   110-150
 S. 676......................................................    110-38
 S. 801......................................................    110-46
 S. 863......................................................   110-179
 S. 888......................................................   110-151
 S. 966......................................................    110-50
 S. 975......................................................    110-79
 S. 1002.....................................................    110-19
 S. 1099.....................................................    110-74
 S. 1104.....................................................    110-36
 S. 1352.....................................................    110-43
 S. 1396.....................................................   110-168
 S. 1537.....................................................    110-39
 S. 1612.....................................................    110-96
 S. 1701.....................................................    110-48
 S. 1704.....................................................    110-44
 S. 1716.....................................................    110-80
 S. 1868.....................................................    110-51
 S. 1896.....................................................   110-169
 S. 1916.....................................................   110-170
 S. 1927.....................................................    110-55
 S. 1983.....................................................    110-94
 S. 2106.....................................................   110-113
 S. 2174.....................................................   110-152
 S. 2206.....................................................   110-120
 S. 2258.....................................................   110-109
 S. 2271.....................................................   110-174
 S. 2371.....................................................   110-153
 S. 2436.....................................................   110-176
 S. 2484.....................................................   110-154
 S. 2488.....................................................   110-175
 S. 2499.....................................................   110-173

 S.J. Res. 7.................................................   110-119
 S.J. Res. 8.................................................   110-155
 S.J. Res. 13................................................   110-171

 H.R. 1......................................................    110-53
 H.R. 6......................................................   110-140
 H.R. 49.....................................................     110-7
 H.R. 50.....................................................   110-132
 H.R. 57.....................................................    110-40
 H.R. 137....................................................    110-22
 H.R. 188....................................................     110-3
 H.R. 327....................................................   110-110
 H.R. 335....................................................     110-8
 H.R. 342....................................................    110-13
 H.R. 365....................................................   110-143
 H.R. 366....................................................   110-156
 H.R. 414....................................................    110-29
 H.R. 433....................................................     110-9
 H.R. 434....................................................     110-4
 H.R. 437....................................................    110-30
 H.R. 465....................................................   110-133
 H.R. 475....................................................     110-2
 H.R. 514....................................................    110-10
 H.R. 521....................................................    110-12
 H.R. 544....................................................    110-14
 H.R. 556....................................................    110-49
 H.R. 577....................................................    110-11
 H.R. 584....................................................    110-15
 H.R. 625....................................................    110-31
 H.R. 660....................................................   110-177
 H.R. 692....................................................    110-41
 H.R. 710....................................................   110-144
 H.R. 727....................................................    110-23
 H.R. 742....................................................     110-6
 H.R. 753....................................................    110-20
 H.R. 797....................................................   110-157
 H.R. 954....................................................    110-87
 H.R. 988....................................................    110-27
 H.R. 995....................................................   110-106
 H.R. 1003...................................................    110-21
 H.R. 1045...................................................   110-158
 H.R. 1124...................................................    110-97
 H.R. 1129...................................................    110-16
 H.R. 1130...................................................    110-24
 H.R. 1132...................................................    110-18
 H.R. 1260...................................................    110-58
 H.R. 1284...................................................   110-111
 H.R. 1335...................................................    110-59
 H.R. 1384...................................................    110-60
 H.R. 1402...................................................    110-32
 H.R. 1425...................................................    110-61
 H.R. 1429...................................................   110-134
 H.R. 1434...................................................    110-62
 H.R. 1495...................................................   110-114
 H.R. 1617...................................................    110-63
 H.R. 1675...................................................    110-35
 H.R. 1676...................................................    110-37
 H.R. 1681...................................................    110-26
 H.R. 1722...................................................    110-64
 H.R. 1808...................................................   110-112
 H.R. 1830...................................................    110-42
 H.R. 2011...................................................   110-159
 H.R. 2025...................................................    110-65
 H.R. 2077...................................................    110-66
 H.R. 2078...................................................    110-67
 H.R. 2080...................................................    110-33
 H.R. 2089...................................................   110-121
 H.R. 2127...................................................    110-68
 H.R. 2206...................................................    110-28
 H.R. 2272...................................................    110-69
 H.R. 2276...................................................   110-122
 H.R. 2309...................................................    110-70
 H.R. 2358...................................................    110-82
 H.R. 2408...................................................   110-145
 H.R. 2429...................................................    110-54
 H.R. 2467...................................................    110-98
 H.R. 2546...................................................   110-117
 H.R. 2563...................................................    110-71
 H.R. 2570...................................................    110-72
 H.R. 2587...................................................    110-99
 H.R. 2602...................................................   110-118
 H.R. 2640...................................................   110-180
 H.R. 2654...................................................   110-100
 H.R. 2669...................................................    110-84
 H.R. 2671...................................................   110-146
 H.R. 2688...................................................    110-73
 H.R. 2761...................................................   110-160
 H.R. 2764...................................................   110-161
 H.R. 2765...................................................   110-101
 H.R. 2778...................................................   110-102
 H.R. 2779...................................................   110-115
 H.R. 2825...................................................   110-103
 H.R. 2863...................................................    110-75
 H.R. 2952...................................................    110-76
 H.R. 3006...................................................    110-77
 H.R. 3052...................................................   110-104
 H.R. 3106...................................................   110-105
 H.R. 3206...................................................    110-57
 H.R. 3218...................................................    110-88
 H.R. 3222...................................................   110-116
 H.R. 3233...................................................   110-107
 H.R. 3297...................................................   110-123
 H.R. 3307...................................................   110-124
 H.R. 3308...................................................   110-125
 H.R. 3311...................................................    110-56
 H.R. 3315...................................................   110-139
 H.R. 3325...................................................   110-126
 H.R. 3375...................................................    110-89
 H.R. 3382...................................................   110-127
 H.R. 3446...................................................   110-128
 H.R. 3470...................................................   110-162
 H.R. 3518...................................................   110-129
 H.R. 3528...................................................    110-86
 H.R. 3530...................................................   110-130
 H.R. 3569...................................................   110-163
 H.R. 3571...................................................   110-164
 H.R. 3572...................................................   110-131
 H.R. 3580...................................................    110-85
 H.R. 3625...................................................    110-93
 H.R. 3648...................................................   110-142
 H.R. 3668...................................................    110-90
 H.R. 3678...................................................   110-108
 H.R. 3688...................................................   110-138
 H.R. 3690...................................................   110-178
 H.R. 3703...................................................   110-147
 H.R. 3739...................................................   110-148
 H.R. 3974...................................................   110-165
 H.R. 3996...................................................   110-166
 H.R. 4009...................................................   110-167
 H.R. 4118...................................................   110-141
 H.R. 4252...................................................   110-136
 H.R. 4343...................................................   110-135
 H.R. 4839...................................................   110-172

 H.J. Res. 20................................................     110-5
 H.J. Res. 43................................................    110-91
 H.J. Res. 44................................................    110-52
 H.J. Res. 52................................................    110-92
 H.J. Res. 69................................................   110-137
 H.J. Res. 72................................................   110-149

                     [D13MR8-B300] D308 BILLS VETO


                              BILLS VETOED


    H.R. 1591,making emergency supplemental appropriations for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes. Vetoed 
May 1, 2007.
    S. 5, to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for human 
embryonic stem cell research. Vetoed June 20, 2007.
    H.R. 976, to amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to extend 
and improve the Children's Health Insurance Program, and for other 
purposes.Vetoed Oct. 3, 2007.
    H.R. 1495,to provide for the conservation and development of water 
and related resources, to authorize the Secretary of the Army to 
construct various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors of 
the United States, and for other purposes. Vetoed Nov. 2, 2007.Veto 
Overridden and became Public Law 110-149, Nov. 9, 2007.
    H.R. 3043,making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, 
Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes. Vetoed 
Nov. 13, 2007.
    H.R. 3963,to amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to extend 
and improve the Children's Health Insurance Program, and forother 
purposes. Vetoed Dec. 12, 2007.
    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 strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes. Vetoed Dec. 28, 2007.3

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To redesignate the White Rocks   S. 159              Jan. 4,      NR            ...........    ................  .................  .......  .......  Jan. 5,     Jan. 4,     Jan. 17,         1
 National Recreation Area in                          2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 the State of Vermont as the
 ``Robert T. Stafford White
 Rocks National Recreation
 Area''.
To revise the composition of     H.R. 475            Jan. 16,     HA            ...........    ................  .................  .......  .......  Jan. 19,    Jan. 23,    Feb. 2,          2
 the House of Representatives                         2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Page Board to equalize the
 number of members representing
 the majority and minority
 parties and to include a
 member representing the
 parents of pages and a member
 representing former pages, and
 for other purposes.
To provide a new effective date  H.R. 188            Jan. 4,      FS            BHUA           ................    ...............  .......  .......  Jan. 16,    Jan. 25,    Feb. 8,          3
 for the applicability                                2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 ofcertain provisions of law to
 Public Law 105-331.
To provide for an additional     H.R. 434            Jan. 12,     SB            SB             ................    ...............  .......  .......  Jan. 17,    Feb. 1,     Feb. 15,         4
 temporary extension of                               2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 programs under the Small
 Business Act and the Small
 Business Investment Act of
 1958 through July 31, 2007,
 and for other purposes.
Making further continuing        H.J. Res. 20        Jan. 29,     App           ...........    ................  .................  .......  .......  Jan. 31,    Feb. 14,    Feb. 15,         5
 appropriations for the fiscal                        2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 year 2007, and for other
 purposes.
To amend the Antitrust           H.R. 742            Jan. 31,     Jud           ...........    ................  .................  .......  .......  Feb. 7,     Feb. 12,    Feb. 26,         6
 Modernization Commission Act                         2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 of 2002, to extend the term of
 the Antitrust Modernization
 Commission and to make a
 technical correction.
To designate the facility of     H.R. 49             Jan. 4,      OGR           HS          ................    ...............  .......  .......  Jan. 29,    Feb. 17,    Mar. 7,          7
 the United States Postal             (S. 194)        2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 1300 North
 Frontage Road West in Vail,
 Colorado, as the ``Gerald R.
 Ford, Jr. Post Office
 Building''.
To designate the facility of     H.R. 335            Jan. 9,      OGR           HS          ................    ...............  .......  .......  Jan. 29,    Feb. 17,    Mar. 7,          8
 the United States Postal             (S. 219)        2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 152 North
 5th Street in Laramie,
 Wyoming, as the ``Gale W.
 McGee Post Office''.
To designate the facility of     H.R. 433            Jan. 12,     OGR           HS          ................    ...............  .......  .......  Feb. 5,     Feb. 17,    Mar. 7,          9
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 1700 Main
 Street in Little Rock,
 Arkansas, as the ``Scipio A.
 Jones Post Office Building''.
To designate the facility of     H.R. 514            Jan. 17,     OGR           HS          ................    ...............  .......  .......  Feb. 5,     Feb. 17,    Mar. 7,         10
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 16150
 Aviation Loop Drive in
 Brooksville, Florida, as the
 ``Sergeant Lea Robert Mills
 Brooksville Aviation Branch
 Post Office''.
To designate the facility of     H.R. 577            Jan. 19,     OGR           HS          ................    ...............  .......  .......  Feb. 5,     Feb. 17,    Mar. 7,         11
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 3903 South
 Congress Avenue in
 Austin,Texas, as the
 ``Sergeant Henry Ybarra III
 Post Office Building''.
To designate the facility of     H.R. 521            Jan. 17,     OGR           HS          ................    ...............  .......  .......  Jan. 29,    Feb. 17,    Mar. 15,        12
 the United States Postal             (S. 412)        2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 2633 11th
 Street in Rock Island,
 Illinois, as the ``Lane Evans
 Post Office Building''.
To designate the United States   H.R. 342            Jan. 9,      TI            EPW          Feb. 12, 2007.....    ...............       10  .......  Feb. 12,    Mar. 9,     Mar. 21,        13
 courthouse located at 555                            2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Independence Street in Cape
 Girardeau, Missouri, as the
 ``Rush Hudson Limbaugh, Sr.
 United States Courthouse''.

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To designate the United States   H.R. 544            Jan. 17,     TI            ...........  Feb. 16, 2007.....  .................       18  .......  Mar. 6,     Mar. 9,     Mar. 21,        14
 courthouse at South Federal                          2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Place in Santa Fe, New Mexico,
 as the ``Santiago E. Campos
 United States Courthouse''.
To designate the Federal         H.R. 584            Jan. 19,     TI            ...........  Feb. 16, 2007.....  .................       17  .......  Mar. 6,     Mar. 9,     Mar. 23,        15
 building located at 400                              2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Maryland Avenue Southwestin
 the District of Columbia as
 the Lyndon Baines Johnson
 Department of Education
 Building.
To provide for the               H.R. 1129           Feb. 16,     TI            ...........    ................  .................  .......  .......  Feb. 27,    Mar. 13,    Mar. 28,        16
 construction, operation, and                         2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 maintenance of an arterial
 road in St. Louis County,
 Missouri.
To endorse further enlargement   S. 494              Feb. 6,      ............  FR           ..................  Mar. 9, 2007.....  .......       34  Mar. 26,    Mar. 15,    April 9,        17
 of the North Atlantic Treaty                         2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Organization (NATO) and to
 facilitate the timely
 admission of new members to
 NATO, and for other purposes.
To amend the Public Health       H.R. 1132           Feb. 16,     EC            ...........  Mar. 27, 2007.....  Mar. 29, 2007....       76        0  Mar. 27,    Mar. 29,    April 20,       18
 Service Act to provide waivers       (S. 624)        2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 relating to grants for
 preventive health measures
 with respect to breast and
 cervical cancers.
To amend the Older Americans     S. 1002             Mar. 27,     E           ...........    ................  .................  .......  .......  Mar. 28,    Mar. 27,    April 23,       19
 Act of 1965 to reinstate                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 certain provisions relating to
 the nutrition services
 incentive program.
To redesignate the Federal       H.R. 753            Jan. 31,     TI            ...........  Mar. 26, 2007.....  .................       72  .......  Mar. 26,    April 10,   May 2,          20
 building located at 167 North                        2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Main Street in Memphis,
 Tennessee, as the ``Clifford
 Davis and Odell Horton
 FederalBuilding''.
To amend the Foreign Affairs     H.R. 1003           Feb. 12,     FA            FR             ................  April 12, 2007...  .......       55  Mar. 13,    April 18,   May 2,          21
 Reform and Restructuring Act                         2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 of 1998 to reauthorize the
 United States Advisory
 Commission on Public Diplomacy.
To amend title 18, United        H.R. 137            Jan. 4,      Jud           Jud          Mar. 1, 2007......  .................       27        0  Mar. 26,    April 10,   May 3,          22
 States Code, to strengthen           (S. 261)        2007        Agr                          ................                                        2007        2007        2007
 prohibitions against animal
 fighting, and for other
 purposes.
To amend the Public Health       H.R. 727            Jan. 30,     EC            ...........  Mar. 27, 2007.....  .................       77  .......  Mar. 27,    Mar. 29,    May 3,          23
 Service Act to add                                   2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 requirements regarding trauma
 care, and for other purposes.
To amend the Ethics in           H.R. 1130           Feb. 16,     Jud           HS        Mar. 20, 2007.....    ...............       59  .......  Mar. 21,    April 19,   May 3,          24
 Government Act of 1978 to                            2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 extend the authority to
 withhold from public
 availability a financial
 disclosure report filed by an
 individual who is a judicial
 officer or judicial employee,
 to the extent necessary
 toprotect the safety of that
 individual or a family member
 of that individual, and for
 other purposes.
To designate the Federal         S. 521              Feb. 7,      TI            EPW            ................  Mar. 29, 2007....  .......        0  April 23,   April 10,   May 8,          25
 building and United States          (H.R. 187)       2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 courthouse and customhouse
 located at 515 West First
 Street in Duluth, Minnesota,
 as the ``Gerald W. Heaney
 Federal Building and United
 States Courthouse and
 Customhouse''.
To amend the Congressional       H.R. 1681           Mar. 26,     FA            ...........  April 16, 2007....  .................       87  .......  April 17,   April 23,   May 11,         26
 Charter of The American                              2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 National Red Cross to
 modernize its governance
 structure, to enhance the
 ability of the board of
 governors of The American
 National Red Cross to support
 the critical mission of The
 American National Red Cross in
 the 21st century, and forother
 purposes.

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To designate the facility of     H.R. 988            Feb. 12,     OGR           HS          ................  May 22, 2007.....  .......        0  April 16,   May 23,     May 25,         27
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 5757 Tilton
 Avenue in Riverside,
 California, as the
 ``Lieutenant Todd Jason Bryant
 Post Office''.
Making emergency supplemental    H.R. 2206           May 8, 2007  App           ...........    ................  .................  .......  .......  May 10,     May 17,     May 25,         28
 appropriations for the fiscal                                    Bud                                                                                  2007        2007        2007
 year ending September 30,
 2007, and for other purposes.
To designate the facility of     H.R. 414            Jan. 11,     OGR           HS          ................  May 22, 2007.....  .......        0  Feb. 12,    May 23,     June 1,         29
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 60 Calle
 McKinley, West in Mayaguez,
 Puerto Rico, as the ``Miguel
 Angel Garcia Mendez Post
 Office Building''.
To designate the facility of     H.R. 437            Jan. 12,     OGR           HS          ................  May 22, 2007.....  .......        0  Feb. 13,    May 23,     June 1,         30
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 500 West
 Eisenhower Street in Rio
 Grande City, Texas, as the
 ``Lino Perez, Jr. Post
 Office''.
To designate the facility of     H.R. 625            Jan. 22,     OGR           HS          ................  May 22, 2007.....  .......        0  April 23,   May 23,     June 1,         31
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 4230 Maine
 Avenue in Baldwin Park,
 California, as the ``Atanacio
 Haro-Marin Post Office''.
To designate the facility of     H.R. 1402           Mar. 8,      OGR           HS          ................  May 22, 2007.....  .......        0  April 23,   May 23,     June 1,         32
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 320 South
 Lecanto Highway in
 Lecanto,Florida, as the
 ``Sergeant Dennis J. Flanagan
 Lecanto Post Office Building''.
To amend the District of         H.R. 2080           May 1, 2007  OGR           ...........    ................  .................  .......  .......  May 8,      May 22,     June 1,         33
 Columbia Home Rule Act to                                                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 conform the District charter
 to revisions made by the
 Council of the District of
 Columbia relating to public
 education.
To amend chapter 35 of title     S. 214              Jan. 9,      ............  Jud          ..................  Feb. 12, 2007....  .......        0  May 22,     Mar. 20,    June 14,        34
 28, United States Code, to                           2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 preserve the independence of
 United States attorneys.
To suspend the requirements of   H.R. 1675           Mar. 26,     FS            BHUA         April 23, 2007....  May 17, 2007.....      106        0  April 24,   May 24,     June 15,        35
 the Department of Housing and                        2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Urban Development regarding
 electronic filing of previous
 participation certificates and
 regarding filing of such
 certificates with respect to
 certain low-income housing
 investors.
To increase the number of Iraqi  S. 1104             April 12,    Jud           ...........  May 21, 2007......  .................      158  .......  May 22,     April 12,   June 15,        36
 and Afghani translators and                          2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 interpreters who may be
 admitted to the United States
 as special immigrants, and for
 other purposes.
To reauthorize the program of    H.R. 1676           Mar. 26,     FS            BHUA         April 20, 2007....  May 17, 2007.....      102        0  April 24,   May 24,     June 18,        37
 the Secretary of Housing and                         2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Urban Development for loan
 guarantees for Indian housing.
To provide that the Executive    S. 676              Feb. 17,     FA            FR             ................  Mar. 9, 2007.....  .......       35  June 11,    Mar. 15,    June 21,        38
 Director of the Inter-American                       2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Development Bank or the
 Alternate Executive Director
 of the Inter-American
 Development Bank may serve on
 the Board of Directors of the
 Inter-American Foundation.
To authorize the transfer of     S. 1537             May 25,      ............  ...........  ..................  .................  .......  .......  June 6,     May 25,     June 21,        39
 certain funds from the Senate                        2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Gift Shop Revolving Fund to
 the Senate Employee Child Care
 Center.
 To repeal certain sections of   H.R. 57             Jan. 4,      NR            ENR            ................  Feb. 15, 2007....  .......       19  Jan. 17,    June 12,    June 29,        40
 the Act of May 26, 1936,                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 pertaining to the Virgin
 Islands.

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 To amend title 4, United        H.R. 692            Jan. 24,     Jud           Jud          May 9, 2007.......  June 7, 2007.....      139        0  May 15,     June 14,    June 29,        41
 States Code, to authorize the                        2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Governor of a State,
 territory, or possession of
 the United States to order
 that the National flag be
 flown athalf-staff in that
 State, territory, or
 possession in the event of the
 death of a member of the Armed
 Forces from that State,
 territory, or possession who
 dies while serving on active
 duty.
 To extend the authorities of    H.R. 1830           Mar. 29,     WM            ...........    ................  .................  .......  .......  June 27,    June 28,    June 30,        42
 the Andean Trade Preference                          2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Act until September 30, 2009.
 To designate the facility of    S. 1352             May 10,      OGR           HS          ................  May 22, 2007.....  .......        0  June 19,    May 23,     July 3,         43
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 127 East
 Locust Street in Fairbury,
 Illinois, as the ``Dr. Francis
 Townsend Post Office
 Building''.
 To temporarily extend the       S. 1704             June 27,     ............  ...........  ..................  .................  .......  .......  June 28,    June 27,    July 3,         44
 programs under the Higher                            2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Education Act of 1965, and for
 other purposes.
 To redesignate a Federal        S. 229              Jan. 9,      VA            VA             ................    ...............  .......  .......  June 25,    April 12,   July 5,         45
 building in Albuquerque, New                         2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Mexico, as the ``Raymond G.
 Murphy Department of Veterans
 Affairs Medical Center''.
 To designate a United States    S. 801              Mar. 7,      TI            EPW            ................  Mar. 29, 2007....  .......        0  June 25,    April 10,   July 5,         46
 courthouse located in Fresno,                        2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 California, as the ``Robert E.
 Coyle United
 StatesCourthouse''.
 To modify the boundaries of     S. 277              Jan. 12,     NR            ENR            ................  Feb. 15, 2007....  .......       16  June 27,    June 19,    July 13,        47
 Grand Teton National Park                            2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 toinclude certain land within
 the GT Park Subdivision, and
 for other purposes.
 To provide for the extension    S. 1701             June 27,     ............  ...........  ..................  .................  .......  .......  July 11,    June 27,    July 18,        48
 of transitional medical                              2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 assistance (TMA) and the
 abstinence education program
 through the end of fiscal year
 2007, and for other purposes.
 To ensure national security     H.R. 556            Jan. 18,     FS            BHUA         Feb. 23, 2007.....  .................       24  .......  Feb. 28,    June 29,    July 26,        49
 while promoting foreign              (S. 1610)       2007        EC                           ................                                        2007        2007        2007
 investment and the creation                                      FA                           ................
 and maintenance of jobs, to
 reform the process by which
 such investments are examined
 for any effect they may have
 on national security, to
 establish the Committee on
 Foreign Investment in the
 United States, and for other
 purposes.
 To enable the Department of     S. 966              Mar. 22,     FA            FR             ................  June 27, 2007....  .......      109  July 16,    June 29,    July 30,        50
 State to respond to a critical                       2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 shortage of passport
 processing personnel, and for
 otherpurposes.
 To temporarily extend the       S. 1868             July 24,     ............  ...........  ..................  .................  .......  .......  July 25,    July 24,    July 31,        51
 programs under the Higher                            2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Education Act of 1965, and for
 other purposes.
 Approving the renewal of        H.J. Res. 44        May 24,      WM            ...........    ................  .................  .......  .......  July 23,    July 24,    Aug. 1,         52
 import restrictions contained                        2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 in the Burmese Freedom and
 Democracy Act of 2003, and for
 other purposes.

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 To provide for the              H.R. 1              Jan. 5,      HS            HS          ................  .................  .......  .......  Jan. 9,     July 9,     Aug. 3,         53
 implementation of the                 (S. 4)         2007        EC                                                                                   2007        2007        2007
 recommendations of the                                           Jud
 National Commission on                                           Int
 Terrorist Attacks Upon the                                       FA
 United States.                                                   TI
                                                                  OGR
                                                                  WM
 To amend title XVIII of the     H.R. 2429           May 22,      EC            Fin            ................    ...............  .......  .......  May 23,     July 24,    Aug. 3,         54
 Social Security Act to provide                       2007        WM                                                                                   2007        2007        2007
 an exception to the 60-day
 limit on Medicare reciprocal
 billing arrangements between
 two physicians during the
 period in which one of the
 physicians is ordered to
 active duty as a member of a
 reserve component of the Armed
 Forces.
 To amend the Foreign            S. 1927             Aug. 1,      ............  ...........  ..................  .................  .......  .......  Aug. 4,     Aug. 3,     Aug. 5,         55
 Intelligence Surveillance Act                        2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 of 1978 to provide additional
 procedures for authorizing
 certainacquisitions of foreign
 intelligence information and
 forother purposes.
 To authorize additional funds   H.R. 3311           Aug. 2,      TI            ...........    ................  .................  .......  .......  Aug. 3,     Aug. 3,     Aug. 6,         56
 for emergency repairs and                            2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 reconstruction of the
 Interstate I-35 bridge located
 in Minneapolis, Minnesota,
 that collapsed on August 1,
 2007, to waive the
 $100,000,000 limitation on
 emergency relief funds for
 those emergency repairs and
 reconstruction, and for other
 purposes.
 To provide for an additional    H.R. 3206           July 27,     SB            ...........    ................  .................  .......  .......  July 30,    July 31,    Aug. 8,         57
 temporary extension of                               2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 programs under the Small
 Business Act and the Small
 Business Investment Act of
 1958 through December 15,
 2007, and for other purposes.
 To designate the facility of    H.R. 1260           Mar. 1,      OGR           HS          ................  Aug. 1, 2007.....  .......        0  May 14,     Aug. 3,     Aug. 9,         58
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 6301
 Highway 58 in Harrison,
 Tennessee, as the ``Claude
 Ramsey Post Office''.
 To designate the facility of    H.R. 1335           Mar. 6,      OGR           HS          ................  Aug. 1, 2007.....  .......        0  May 14,     Aug. 3,     Aug. 9,         59
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 508 East
 Main Street in Seneca,
 SouthCarolina, as the ``S/Sgt
 Lewis G. Watkins Post Office
 Building''.
 To designate the facility of    H.R. 1384           Mar. 7,      OGR           ...........    ................  .................  .......        0  July 30,    Aug. 3,     Aug. 9,         60
 the United States Postal             (S. 1781)       2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 118 Minner
 Avenue in Bakersfield,
 California, as the ``Buck
 Owens Post Office''.
 To designate the facility of    H.R. 1425           Mar. 9,      OGR           HS          ................  Aug. 1, 2007.....  .......        0  May 21,     Aug. 3,     Aug. 9,         61
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 4551 East
 52nd Street in Odessa, Texas,
 as the ``Staff Sergeant Marvin
 ''Rex'' Young Post
 OfficeBuilding``.
 To designate the facility of    H.R. 1434           Mar. 9,      OGR           HS          ................  Aug. 1, 2007.....  .......        0  April 23,   Aug. 3,     Aug. 9,         62
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 896
 Pittsburgh Street in
 Springdale, Pennsylvania, as
 the ''Rachel Carson Post
 Office Building''.

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 To designate the facility of    H.R. 1617           Mar. 21,     OGR           HS          ................  Aug. 1, 2007.....  .......        0  May 14,     Aug. 3,     Aug. 9,         63
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 561
 Kingsland Avenue in University
 City, Missouri, as the
 ``Harriett F. Woods Post
 Office Building''.
 To designate the facility of    H.R. 1722           Mar. 27,     OGR           HS          ................  Aug. 1, 2007.....  .......        0  May 22,     Aug. 3,     Aug. 9,         64
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 601 Banyan
 Trail in Boca Raton, Florida,
 as the ``Leonard W. Herman
 Post Office''.
 To designate the facility of    H.R. 2025           April 25,    OGR           HS          ................  Aug. 1, 2007.....  .......        0  May 14,     Aug. 3,     Aug. 9,         65
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 11033 South
 State Street in Chicago,
 Illinois, as the ``Willye B.
 White Post Office Building''.
 To designate the facility of    H.R. 2077           April 30,    OGR           HS          ................  Aug. 1, 2007.....  .......        0  May 21,     Aug. 3,     Aug. 9,         66
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 20805 State
 Route 125 in Blue Creek, Ohio,
 as the ``George B. Lewis Post
 Office Building''.
 To designate the facility of    H.R. 2078           April 30,    OGR           HS          ................  Aug. 1, 2007.....  .......        0  May 21,     Aug. 3,     Aug. 9,         67
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 14536 State
 Route 136 in Cherry Fork,Ohio,
 as the ``Staff Sergeant Omer
 T. 'O.T.' Hawkins Post
 Office''.
 To designate the facility of    H.R. 2127           May 3, 2007  OGR           HS          ................  Aug. 1, 2007.....  .......        0  June 18,    Aug. 3,     Aug. 9,         68
 the United States Postal                                                                                                                              2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 408 West
 6th Street in Chelsea,
 Oklahoma, as the ``Clem Rogers
 McSpadden Post Office
 Building''.
 To invest in innovation         H.R. 2272           May 10,      Sci           ...........    ................  .................  .......  .......  May 21,     July 19,    Aug. 9,         69
 through research and                                 2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 development, and to improve
 the competitiveness of the
 United States.
 To designate the facility of    H.R. 2309           May 14,      OGR           ...........    ................  .................  .......  .......  July 30,    Aug. 3,     Aug. 9,         70
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 3916 Milgen
 Road in Columbus, Georgia, as
 the ``Frank G. Lumpkin, Jr.
 Post Office Building''.
 To designate the facility of    H.R. 2563           June 5,      OGR           HS          ................  Aug. 1, 2007.....  .......        0  June 18,    Aug. 3,     Aug. 9,         71
 the United States Postal             (S. 1539)       2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 309 East
 Linn Street in
 Marshalltown,Iowa, as the
 ``Major Scott Nisely Post
 Office''.
 To designate the facility of    H.R. 2570           June 5,      OGR           HS          ................  Aug. 1, 2007.....  .......        0  July 16,    Aug. 3,     Aug. 9,         72
 the United States Postal             (S. 1732)       2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 301
 Boardwalk Drive in Fort
 Collins, Colorado, as the
 ``Dr. Karl E. Carson Post
 Office Building''.
 To designate the facility of    H.R. 2688           June 12,     OGR           ...........    ................  .................  .......        0  July 30,    Aug. 3,     Aug. 9,         73
 the United States Postal             (S. 1596)       2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 103 South
 Getty Street in Uvalde, Texas,
 as the ``Dolph Briscoe, Jr.
 Post Office Building''.
 To amend chapter 89 of title    S. 1099             April 12,    OGR           HS          ................  June 19, 2007....  .......        0  July 30,    June 22,    Aug. 9,         74
 5, United States Code, to make                       2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 individuals employed by the
 Roosevelt Campobello
 International Park Commission
 eligible to obtain
 Federalhealth insurance.
 To authorize the Coquille       H.R. 2863           June 26,     NR            ...........  July 30, 2007.....  .................      274  .......  July 30,    Aug. 2,     Aug. 13,        75
 Indian Tribe of the State of                         2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Oregon to convey land and
 interests in land owned by
 theTribe.
 To authorize the Saginaw        H.R. 2952           July 10,     NR            ...........  July 30, 2007.....  .................      275  .......  July 30,    Aug. 2,     Aug. 13,        76
 Chippewa Tribe of Indians of                         2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 the State of Michigan to
 convey land and interests in
 land owned by the Tribe.

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 To improve the use of a grant   H.R. 3006           July 11,     Agr           ...........    ................  .................  .......  .......  July 30,    Aug. 3,     Aug. 13,        77
 of a parcel of land to                               2007        NR                                                                                   2007        2007        2007
 theState of Idaho for use as
 an agricultural college, and
 for other purposes.
 To waive application of the     S. 375              Jan. 24,     NR            IA           July 30, 2007.....  April 10, 2007...      276       44  July 30,    May 22,     Aug. 13,        78
 Indian Self-Determination and                        2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Education Assistance Act to a
 specific parcel of real
 property transferred by the
 United States to 2 Indian
 tribes in the State of Oregon,
 and for other purposes.
 Granting the consent and        S. 975              Mar. 23,     Jud           Jud            ................    ...............  .......  .......  July 30,    July 13,    Aug. 13,        79
 approval of Congress to an                           2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 interstate forest fire
 protection compact.
 To amend the U.S. Troop         S. 1716             June 27,     ............  ANF          ..................    ...............  .......  .......  July 30,    July 25,    Aug. 13,        80
 Readiness, Veterans' Care,                           2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Katrina Recovery and Iraq
 Accountability Appropriations
 Act, 2007, to strike a
 requirement relating to forage
 producers.
 To provide greater              S. 1                Jan. 4,      ............  ...........  ..................  .................  .......  .......  July 31,    Jan. 18,    Sept. 14,       81
 transparency in the                                  2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 legislative process.
 To require the Secretary of     H.R. 2358           May 17,      FS            BHUA           ................    ...............  .......  .......  June 12,    Aug. 3,     Sept. 20,       82
 the Treasury to mint and issue                       2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 coins in commemoration of
 Native Americans and the
 important contributions made
 by Indian tribes and
 individual Native Americans to
 the development of the United
 States and the history of the
 United States, and for other
 purposes.
 To establish a United States-   S. 377              Jan. 24,     FA            FR             ................  Mar. 9, 2007.....  .......       33  Sept. 5,    Mar. 15,    Sept. 20,       83
 Poland parliamentary youth                           2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 exchange program, and for
 other purposes.
 To provide for reconciliation   H.R. 2669           June 12,     E           ...........  June 25, 2007.....  .................      210  .......  July 11,    July 20,    Sept. 27,       84
 pursuant to section 601 of the                       2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 concurrent resolution on the
 budget for fiscal year 2008.
 To amend the Federal Food,      H.R. 3580           Sept. 19,    EC            ...........    ................  .................  .......  .......  Sept. 19,   Sept. 20,   Sept. 27,       85
 Drug, and Cosmetic Act to                            2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 revise and extend the user-fee
 programs for prescription
 drugs and for medical devices,
 to enhance the postmarket
 authorities of the Food and
 Drug Administration with
 respect to the safety of
 drugs, and for other purposes.
 To provide authority to the     H.R. 3528           Sept. 14,    FA            ...........    ................  .................  .......  .......  Sept. 17,   Sept. 19,   Sept. 27,       86
 Peace Corps to                                       2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 provideseparation pay for host
 country resident personal
 services contractors of the
 Peace Corps.
 To designate the facility of    H.R. 954            Feb. 8,      OGR           HS          ................    ...............  .......  .......  Sept. 5,    Sept. 11,   Sept. 28,       87
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 365 West
 125th Street in New York, New
 York, as the ``Percy Sutton
 Post Office Building''.
 To designate a portion of       H.R. 3218           July 27,     TI            ...........    ................  .................  .......  .......  Sept. 5,    Sept. 12,   Sept. 28,       88
 Interstate Route 395 located                         2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 in Baltimore, Maryland, as
 ``Cal Ripken Way''.
 To extend the trade adjustment  H.R. 3375           Aug. 3,      WM            ...........  Sept. 24, 2007....  .................      345  .......  Sept. 25,   Sept. 25,   Sept. 28,       89
 assistance program under the                         2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Trade Act of 1974 for 3 months.

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 To provide for the extension    H.R. 3668           Sept. 26,    EC            ...........    ................  .................  .......  .......  Sept. 26,   Sept. 27,   Sept. 29,       90
 of transitional medical                              2007        WM                                                                                   2007        2007        2007
 assistance (TMA), the
 abstinence education program,
 and the qualifying individuals
 (QI) program, and for other
 purposes.
 Increasing the statutory limit  H.J. Res. 43        May 17,      ............  Fin          ..................  Sept. 24, 2007...  .......      184  May 17,     Sept. 27,   Sept. 29,       91
 on the public debt.                                  2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Making continuing               H.J. Res. 52        Sept. 25,    App           ...........    ................  .................  .......  .......  Sept. 26,   Sept. 27,   Sept. 29,       92
 appropriations for the fiscal                        2007        Bud                                                                                  2007        2007        2007
 year 2008, and for other
 purposes.
 To make permanent the waiver    H.R. 3625           Sept. 20,    E           ...........    ................  .................  .......  .......  Sept. 25,   Sept. 27,   Sept. 30,       93
 authority of the Secretary of                        2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Education with respect to
 student financial assistance
 during a war or other military
 operation or national
 emergency.
 To amend the Federal            S. 1983             Aug. 2,      Agr           ...........    ................  .................  .......  .......  Sept. 24,   Aug. 2,     Oct. 9,         94
 Insecticide, Fungicide, and                          2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Rodenticide Act to renew and
 amend the provisions for the
 enhanced review of covered
 pesticide products, to
 authorize fees for certain
 pesticide products, and to
 extend and improve the
 collection of maintenance
 fees, and for other purposes.
 To award a congressional gold   S. 474              Feb. 1,      FS            BHUA           ................    ...............  .......  .......  Oct. 2,     Mar. 27,    Oct. 16,        95
 medal to Michael Ellis              (H.R. 1154)      2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 DeBakey, M.D.
 To amend the penalty            S. 1612             June 13,     FA            BHUA           ................  June 13, 2007....  .......       82  Oct. 2,     June 26,    Oct. 16,        96
 provisions in the                                    2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 International Emergency
 Economic Powers Act, and for
 other purposes.
 To extend the District of       H.R. 1124           Feb. 16,     OGR           ...........  April 30, 2007....  .................      112  .......  May 14,     Sept. 18,   Oct. 24,        97
 Columbia College Access Act                          2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 of1999.
 To designate the facility of    H.R. 2467           May 23,      OGR           HS          ................  Sept. 26, 2007...  .......        0  Sept. 10,   Oct. 3,     Oct. 24,        98
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 69
 Montgomery Street in Jersey
 City, New Jersey, as the
 ``Frank J. Guarini Post Office
 Building''.
 To designate the facility of    H.R. 2587           June 6,      OGR           HS          ................  Sept. 26, 2007...  .......        0  Sept. 10,   Oct. 3,     Oct. 24,        99
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 555 South
 3rd Street Lobby in Memphis,
 Tennessee, as the ``Kenneth T.
 Whalum, Sr. Post Office
 Building''.
 To designate the facility of    H.R. 2654           June 11,     OGR           HS          ................  Sept. 26, 2007...  .......        0  Sept. 10,   Oct. 3,     Oct. 24,       100
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 202 South
 Dumont Avenue in Woonsocket,
 South Dakota, as the ``Eleanor
 McGovern Post Office
 Building''.
 To designate the facility of    H.R. 2765           June 18,     OGR           HS          ................  Sept. 26, 2007...  .......        0  July 30,    Oct. 3,     Oct. 24,       101
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 44 North
 Main Street in Hughesville,
 Pennsylvania, as the ``Master
 Sergeant Sean Michael Thomas
 Post Office''.
 To designate the facility of    H.R. 2778           June 19,     OGR           HS          ................  Sept. 26, 2007...  .......        0  Sept. 10,   Oct. 3,     Oct. 24,       102
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 3 Quaker
 Ridge Road in New Rochelle,
 New York, as the ``Robert
 Merrill Postal Station''.
 To designate the facility of    H.R. 2825           June 21,     OGR           HS          ................  Sept. 26, 2007...  .......        0  Sept. 10,   Oct. 3,     Oct. 24,       103
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 326 South
 Main Street in Princeton,
 Illinois, as the ``Owen
 Lovejoy Princeton Post Office
 Building''.

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 To designate the facility of    H.R. 3052           July 16,     OGR           HS          ................  Sept. 26, 2007...  .......        0  Sept. 5,    Oct. 3,     Oct. 24,       104
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 954
 Wheeling Avenue in Cambridge,
 Ohio, as the ``John Herschel
 Glenn, Jr. Post Office
 Building''.
 To designate the facility of    H.R. 3106           July 19,     OGR           HS          ................  Sept. 26, 2007...  .......        0  Sept. 5,    Oct. 3,     Oct. 24,       105
 the United States Postal             (S. 2023)       2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 805 Main
 Street in Ferdinand, Indiana,
 as the ``Staff Sergeant David
 L. Nord Post Office''.
 To amend Public Law 106-348 to  H.R. 995            Feb. 12,     NR            ENR            ................  Sept. 17, 2007...  .......      165  Mar. 5,     Oct. 24,    Oct. 25,       106
 extend the authorization for                         2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 establishing a memorial in the
 District of Columbia or its
 environs to honor veterans who
 became disabled while serving
 in the Armed Forces of the
 United States.
 To designate the facility of    H.R. 3233           July 31,     OGR           HS          ................    ...............  .......  .......  Oct. 1,     Oct. 19,    Oct. 26,       107
 the United States Postal             (S. 2131)       2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at Highway 49
 South in Piney Woods,
 Mississippi, as the ``Laurence
 C. and Grace M. Jones Post
 Office Building''.
 To amend the Internet Tax       H.R. 3678           Sept. 27,    Jud           ...........  Oct. 12, 2007.....  .................      372  .......  Oct. 16,    Oct. 25,    Oct. 31,       108
 Freedom Act to extend the                            2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 moratorium on certain taxes
 relating to the Internet and
 to electronic commerce.
 To temporarily extend the       S. 2258             Oct. 30,     ............  ...........  ..................  .................  .......  .......  Oct. 30,    Oct. 30,    Oct. 31,       109
 programs under the Higher                            2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Education Act of 1965, to
 amend the definition of an
 eligible not-for-profit
 holder, and for other purposes.
 To amend title 38, United       H.R. 327            Jan. 9,      VA            VA           Mar. 20, 2007.....    ...............       55  .......  Mar. 21,    Sept. 27,   Nov. 5,        110
 States Code, to direct the                           2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Secretary of VeteransAffairs
 to develop and implement a
 comprehensive program designed
 to reduce the incidence of
 suicide among veterans.
 To increase, effective as of    H.R. 1284           Mar. 1,      VA            VA           Mar. 20, 2007.....    ...............       56  .......  Mar. 21,    Oct. 18,    Nov. 5,        111
 December 1, 2007, the rates of                       2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 compensation for veterans with
 service-connected disabilities
 and the rates of dependency
 and indemnity compensation for
 the survivors of certain
 disabled veterans.
 To designate the Department of  H.R. 1808           Mar. 29,     VA            VA             ................    ...............  .......  .......  Oct. 23,    Oct. 31,    Nov. 8,        112
 Veterans Affairs Medical                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Center in Augusta, Georgia, as
 the ``Charlie Norwood
 Department of Veterans Affairs
 Medical Center''.
 To provide nationwide subpoena  S. 2106             Sept. 27,    Jud           Jud            ................    ...............  .......  .......  Oct. 30,    Oct. 3,     Nov. 8,        113
 authority for actions brought                        2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 under the September 11 Victim
 Compensation Fund of 2001.
 To provide for the              H.R. 1495           Mar. 13,     TI            ...........  Mar. 29, 2007.....  .................       80  .......  April 19,   May 16,     Nov. 9,        114
 conservation and development                         2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 of water and related
 resources, to authorize the
 Secretary of the Army to
 construct various projects for
 improvements to rivers and
 harbors of the United States,
 and for other purposes.
 To recognize the Navy UDT-SEAL  H.R. 2779           June 19,     AS-H          AS-S           ................    ...............  .......  .......  Oct. 1,     Oct. 31,    Nov. 13,       115
 Museum in Fort Pierce,                               2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Florida, as the official
 national museum of Navy SEALS
 and their predecessors.
 Making appropriations for the   H.R. 3222           July 30,     ............  App          ..................  Sept. 14, 2007...      279      155  Aug. 5,     Oct. 3,     Nov. 13,       116
 Department of Defense for the                        2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 fiscal year ending September
 30, 2008, and for
 otherpurposes.

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 To designate the Department of  H.R. 2546           May 24,      VA            VA             ................    ...............  .......  .......  June 25,    Nov. 1,     Nov. 15,       117
 Veterans Affairs Medical                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Center in Asheville, North
 Carolina, as the ``Charles
 George Department of Veterans
 Affairs Medical Center''.
 To name the Department of       H.R. 2602           June 6,      VA            VA             ................    ...............  .......  .......  June 25,    Nov. 7,     Nov. 16,       118
 Veterans Affairs medical                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 facility in Iron Mountain,
 Michigan, as the ``Oscar G.
 Johnson Department of Veterans
 Affairs Medical Facility''.
 Providing for the               S.J. Res. 7         Mar. 8,      HA            RAdm           ................    ...............  .......  .......  Nov. 5,     July 31,    Nov. 16,       119
 reappointment of Roger W. Sant                       2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 as a citizen regent of the
 Board of Regents of the
 Smithsonian Institution.
 To provide technical            S. 2206             Oct. 18,     HA            ...........    ................  .................  .......  .......  Nov. 5,     Oct. 18,    Nov. 19,       120
 corrections to Public Law 109-                       2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 116 (2 U.S.C. 2131a note) to
 extend the time period for the
 Joint Committee on the Library
 to enter into an agreement to
 obtain a statue of Rosa Parks,
 and for other purposes.
 To designate the facility of    H.R. 2089           May 1, 2007  OGR           HS          ................  Nov. 14, 2007....  .......        0  Oct. 15,    Nov. 16,    Nov. 30,       121
 the United States Postal                                                                                                                              2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 701 Loyola
 Avenue in New Orleans,
 Louisiana, as the ``Louisiana
 Armed Services Veterans Post
 Office''.
 To designate the facility of    H.R. 2276           May 10,      OGR           HS          ................  Nov. 14, 2007....  .......        0  Oct. 1,     Nov. 16,    Nov. 30,       122
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 203 North
 Main Street in Vassar,
 Michigan, as the ``Corporal
 Christopher E. Esckelson Post
 Office Building''.
 To designate the facility of    H.R. 3297           Aug. 1,      OGR           HS          ................  Nov. 14, 2007....  .......        0  Oct. 15,    Nov. 16,    Nov. 30,       123
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 950 West
 Trenton Avenue in Morrisville,
 Pennsylvania, as the ``Nate
 DeTample Post Office
 Building''.
 To designate the facility of    H.R. 3307           Aug. 1,      OGR           HS          ................  Nov. 14, 2007....  .......        0  Oct. 30,    Nov. 16,    Nov. 30,       124
 the United States Postal             (S. 2107)       2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 570
 Broadway in Bayonne, New
 Jersey, as the ``Dennis P.
 Collins Post Office Building''.
 To designate the facility of    H.R. 3308           Aug. 1,      OGR           HS          ................  Nov. 14, 2007....  .......        0  Oct. 9,     Nov. 16,    Nov. 30,       125
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 216 East
 Main Street in Atwood,
 Indiana, as the ``Lance
 Corporal David K. Fribley Post
 Office''.
 To designate the facility of    H.R. 3325           Aug. 2,      OGR           HS          ................  Nov. 14, 2007....  .......        0  Oct. 1,     Nov. 16,    Nov. 30,       126
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 235
 Mountain Road in Suffield,
 Connecticut, as the ``Corporal
 Stephen R. Bixler Post
 Office''.
 To designate the facility of    H.R. 3382           Aug. 3,      OGR           HS          ................  Nov. 14, 2007....  .......        0  Oct. 1,     Nov. 16,    Nov. 30,       127
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 200 North
 William Street in Goldsboro,
 North Carolina, as the
 ``Philip A. Baddour, Sr. Post
 Office''.
 To designate the facility of    H.R. 3446           Aug. 3,      OGR           HS          ................  Nov. 14, 2007....  .......        0  Oct. 30,    Nov. 16,    Nov. 30,       128
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 202 East
 Michigan Avenue in
 Marshall,Michigan, as the
 ``Michael W. Schragg Post
 Office Building''.
 To designate the facility of    H.R. 3518           Sept. 10,    OGR           HS          ................  Nov. 14, 2007....  .......        0  Oct. 9,     Nov. 16,    Nov. 30,       129
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 1430 South
 Highway 29 in Cantonment,
 Florida, as the ``Charles H.
 Hendrix Post Office Building''.

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 To designate the facility of    H.R. 3530           Sept. 14,    OGR           HS          ................  Nov. 14, 2007....  .......        0  Oct. 9,     Nov. 16,    Nov. 30,       130
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 1400
 Highway 41 North in Inverness,
 Florida, as the ``Chief
 Warrant Officer Aaron Weaver
 Post Office Building''.
 To designate the facility of    H.R. 3572           Sept. 18,    OGR           HS          ................  Nov. 14, 2007....  .......        0  Oct. 15,    Nov. 16,    Nov. 30,       131
 the United States Postal             (S. 2150)       2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 4320 Blue
 Parkway in Kansas City,
 Missouri, as the ``Wallace S.
 Hartsfield Post Office
 Building''.
 To reauthorize the African      H.R. 50             Jan. 4,      NR            EPW          July 23, 2007.....  Aug. 2, 2007.....      244        0  July 23,    Nov. 16,    Dec. 6,        132
 Elephant Conservation Act and                        2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 the Rhinoceros and Tiger
 Conservation Act of 1994.
 To reauthorize the Asian        H.R. 465            Jan. 12,     NR            EPW          July 23, 2007.....  Aug. 2, 2007.....      245      212  July 23,    Nov. 16,    Dec. 6,        133
 Elephant Conservation Act of                         2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 1997.
 To reauthorize the Head Start   H.R. 1429           Mar. 9,      E           ...........  Mar. 23, 2007.....  .................       67  .......  May 2,      June 19,    Dec. 12,       134
 Act, to improve program                              2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 quality, to expand access, and
 for other purposes.
 To amend title 49, United       H.R. 4343           Dec. 11,     TI            ...........    ................  .................  .......  .......  Dec. 11,    Dec. 12,    Dec. 13,       135
 States Code, to modify age                           2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 standards for pilots engaged
 in commercial aviation
 operations.
 To provide for an additional    H.R. 4252           Dec. 4,      SB            ...........    ................  .................  .......  .......  Dec. 5,     Dec. 7,     Dec. 14,       136
 temporary extension of                               2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 programs under the Small
 Business Act and the Small
 Business Investment Act of
 1958 through May 23, 2008, and
 for other purposes.
 Making further continuing       H.J. Res. 69        Dec. 12,     App           ...........    ................  .................  .......  .......  Dec. 13,    Dec. 13,    Dec. 14,       137
 appropriations for the fiscal                        2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 year 2008, and for other
 purposes.
 To implement the United States- H.R. 3688           Sept. 27,    WM            ...........  Nov. 5, 2007......  .................      421  .......  Nov. 8,     Dec. 4,     Dec. 14,       138
 Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.                      2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 To provide that the great hall  H.R. 3315           Aug. 2,      TI            ...........  Nov. 8, 2007......  .................      436  .......  Nov. 13,    Dec. 6,     Dec. 18,       139
 of the Capitol Visitor Center                        2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 shall be known as Emancipation
 Hall.
 To move the United States       H.R. 6              Jan. 12,     WM            ...........    ................  .................  .......  .......  Jan. 18,    June 21,    Dec. 19,       140
 toward greater energy                                2007        NR                                                                                   2007        2007        2007
 independence and security,to                                     Bud
 increase the production of                                       R
 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, and
 for other purposes.
 To exclude from gross income    H.R. 4118           Nov. 8,      WM            ...........    ................  .................  .......  .......  Dec. 4,     Dec. 6,     Dec. 19,       141
 payments from the Hokie Spirit                       2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Memorial Fund to the victims
 of the tragic event at
 Virginia Polytechnic Institute
 & State University.
 To amend the Internal Revenue   H.R. 3648           Sept. 25,    WM            Fin          Oct. 1, 2007......    ...............      356  .......  Oct. 4,     Dec. 14,    Dec. 20,       142
 Code of 1986 to exclude                              2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 discharges of indebtedness on
 principal residences from
 gross income, and for other
 purposes.
 To provide for a research       H.R. 365            Jan. 10,     Sci           EPW          Feb. 7, 2007......    ...............        8  .......  Feb. 7,     Dec. 11,    Dec. 21,       143
 program for remediation of                           2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 closed methamphetamine
 production laboratories, and
 for other purposes.
 To amend the National Organ     H.R. 710            Jan. 29,     EC            ...........    ................  .................  .......  .......  Mar. 7,     July 9,     Dec. 21,       144
 Transplant Act to provide that                       2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 criminialpenalties do not
 apply to human organ paired
 donation, and for
 otherpurposes.

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 To designate the Department of  H.R. 2408           May 21,      VA            VA             ................    ...............  .......  .......  Oct. 23,    Dec. 13,    Dec. 21,       145
 Veterans Affairs outpatient                          2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 clinic in Green Bay,
 Wisconsin, as the ``Milo C.
 Huempfner Department of
 Veterans Affairs Outpatient
 Clinic''.
 To designate the United States  H.R. 2671           June 12,     TI            EPW          Sept. 14, 2007....    ...............      326  .......  Oct. 29,    Dec. 13,    Dec. 21,       146
 courthouse located at 301North                       2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Miami Avenue, Miami, Florida,
 as the ``C. Clyde Atkins
 United States Courthouse''.
 To amend section 5112(p)(1)(A)  H.R. 3703           Sept. 27,    FS            ...........    ................  .................  .......  .......  Nov. 13,    Dec. 17,    Dec. 21,       147
 of title 31, United States                           2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Code, to allow an exception
 from the $1 coin dispensing
 capability requirement for
 certain vending machines.
 To amend the Arizona Water      H.R. 3739           Oct. 3,      NR            IA           Dec. 11, 2007.....    ...............      484  .......  Dec. 11,    Dec. 14,    Dec. 21,       148
 Settlements Act to modify                            2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 therequirements for the
 statement of findings.
 Making further continuing       H.J. Res. 72        Dec. 18,     App           ...........    ................  .................  .......  .......  Dec. 19,    Dec. 19,    Dec. 21,       149
 appropriations for the fiscal                        2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 year 2008, and for other
 purposes.
 To amend title 39, United       S. 597              Feb. 14,     ............  HS        ..................  Nov. 7, 2007.....  .......      222  Dec. 11,    Nov. 14,    Dec. 21,       150
 States Code, to extend the                           2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 authority of the United States
 Postal Service to issue a
 semipostal to raise funds for
 breast cancer research.
 To amend section 1091 of title  S. 888              Mar. 15,     Jud           Jud            ................  Mar. 26, 2007....  .......        0  Dec. 5,     Mar. 29,    Dec. 21,       151
 18, United States Code, to                           2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 allow the prosecution of
 genocide in appropriate
 circumstances.
 To designate the facility of    S. 2174             Oct. 17,     OGR           HS          ................  Nov. 14, 2007....  .......        0  Dec. 17,    Nov. 16,    Dec. 21,       152
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 175 South
 Monroe Street in Tiffin, Ohio,
 as the ``Paul E. Gillmor Post
 Office Building''.
 To amend the Higher Education   S. 2371             Nov. 15,     ............  ...........  ..................  .................  .......  .......  Dec. 5,     Nov. 15,    Dec. 21,       153
 Act of 1965 to make technical                        2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 corrections.
 To rename the National          S. 2484             Dec. 13,     ............  ...........  ..................  .................  .......  .......  Dec. 17,    Dec. 13,    Dec. 21,       154
 Institute of Child Health and                        2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Human Development as the
 Eunice Kennedy Shriver
 National Institute of Child
 Health and Human Development.
 Providing for the               S.J. Res. 8         Mar. 8,      HA            RAdm           ................    ...............  .......  .......  Dec. 5,     July 31,    Dec. 21,       155
 reappointment of Patricia Q.                         2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Stonesifer as a citizen regent
 of the Board of Regents of the
 Smithsonian Institution.
 To designate the Department of  H.R. 366            Jan. 10,     VA            VA             ................    ...............  .......  .......  June 25,    Dec. 19,    Dec. 26,       156
 Veterans Affairs Outpatient                          2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Clinic in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as
 the ``Ernest Childers
 Department of Veterans Affairs
 Outpatient Clinic''.
 To amend title 38, United       H.R. 797            Feb. 5,      VA            VA           Mar. 20, 2007.....  .................       57  .......  Mar. 21,    Nov. 2,     Dec. 26,       157
 States Code, to improve              (S. 1163)       2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 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 workstudy
 activities, and to authorize
 the provision of bronze
 representationsof the letter
 ``V'' for the graves of
 eligible individuals buried in
 private cemeteries in lieu of
 Government-provided headstones
 or markers.

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 To designate the Federal        H.R. 1045           Feb. 14,     TI            EPW          Mar. 12, 2007.....    ...............       46  .......  Mar. 13,    Dec. 19,    Dec. 26,       158
 building located at 210 Walnut                       2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Street in Des Moines, Iowa, as
 the ``Neal Smith Federal
 Building''.
 To designate the Federal        H.R. 2011           April 24,    TI            HS        June 25, 2007.....    ...............      209  .......  June 25,    Dec. 19,    Dec. 26,       159
 building and United States                           2007                      EPW                                                                    2007        2007        2007
 courthouse located at 100 East
 8th Avenue in Pine
 Bluff,Arkansas, as the
 ``George Howard, Jr. Federal
 Building and United States
 Courthouse''.
 To extend the Terrorism         H.R. 2761           June 18,     FS            BHUA         Sept. 6, 2007.....    ...............      318  .......  Sept. 19,   Nov. 16,    Dec. 26,       160
 Insurance Program of the                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Department of the Treasury,
 and for other purposes.
 Making appropriations for the   H.R. 2764           June 18,     ............  App          ..................  July 10, 2007....      197      128  June 22,    Sept. 6,    Dec. 26,       161
 Department of State, foreign                         2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 operations, and related
 programs for the fiscal year
 ending September 30, 2008, and
 for other purposes.
 To designate the facility of    H.R. 3470           Sept. 4,     OGR           HS          ................    ...............  .......  .......  Nov. 13,    Dec. 19,    Dec. 26,       162
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 744 West
 Oglethorpe Highway in
 Hinesville, Georgia, as the
 ``John Sidney 'Sid' Flowers
 Post Office Building''.
 To designate the facility of    H.R. 3569           Sept. 18,    OGR           HS          ................    ...............  .......  .......  Nov. 13,    Dec. 19,    Dec. 26,       163
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 16731 Santa
 Ana Avenue in Fontana,
 California, as the ``Beatrice
 E. Watson Post Office
 Building''.
 To amend the Congressional      H.R. 3571           Sept. 18,    HA            HS          ................  Dec. 18, 2007....  .......        0  Oct. 2,     Dec. 19,    Dec. 26,       164
 Accountability Act of 1995                           2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 topermit 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.
 To designate the facility of    H.R. 3974           Oct. 25,     OGR           HS          ................    ...............  .......  .......  Nov. 13,    Dec. 19,    Dec. 26,       165
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 797 Sam
 Bass Road in Round Rock,
 Texas, as the ``Marine Corps
 Corporal Steven P. Gill Post
 Office Building''.
 To amend the Internal Revenue   H.R. 3996           Oct. 30,     WM            ...........  Nov. 6, 2007......  .................      431  .......  Nov. 9,     Dec. 6,     Dec. 26,       166
 Code of 1986 to extend certain                       2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 expiring provisions, and for
 other purposes.
 To designate the facility of    H.R. 4009           Oct. 30,     OGR           HS          ................    ...............  .......  .......  Dec. 11,    Dec. 19,    Dec. 26,       167
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 567 West
 Nepessing Street in Lapeer,
 Michigan, as the ``Turrill
 Post Office Building''.
 To authorize a major medical    S. 1396             May 15,      VA            VA             ................    ...............  .......  .......  Dec. 19,    Dec. 13,    Dec. 26,       168
 facility project to modernize                        2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 inpatient wards at the
 Department of Veterans Affairs
 Medical Center in Atlanta,
 Georgia.
 To designate the facility of    S. 1896             July 30,     OGR           HS          ................  Aug. 1, 2007.....  .......        0  Dec. 19,    Aug. 3,     Dec. 26,       169
 the United States Postal                             2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Service located at 11 Central
 Street in Hillsborough, New
 Hampshire, as the ``Officer
 Jeremy Todd Charron Post
 Office''.
 To amend the Public Health      S. 1916             Aug. 1,      EC            HEL          ................  Dec. 12, 2007....  .......        0  Dec. 19,    Dec. 13,    Dec. 26,       170
 Service Act to modify the                            2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 program for the sanctuary
 system for surplus chimpanzees
 by terminating the authority
 for the removal of
 chimpanzeesfrom the system for
 research purposes.

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 Granting the consent of         S.J. Res. 13        May 21,      ............  Jud          ..................  Sept. 27, 2007...  .......        0  Dec. 17,    Oct. 2,     Dec. 26,       171
 Congress to the International                        2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Emergency Management
 Assistance Memorandum of
 Understanding.
 To amend the Internal Revenue   H.R. 4839           Dec. 19,     WM            ...........    ................  .................  .......  .......  Dec. 19,    Dec. 19,    Dec. 29,       172
 Code of 1986 to make technical                       2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 corrections, and for other
 purposes.
 To amend titles XVIII, XIX,     S. 2499             Dec. 18,     ............  ...........  ..................  .................  .......  .......  Dec. 19,    Dec. 18,    Dec. 29,       173
 and XXI of the Social Security                       2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 Act to extend provisions under
 the Medicare, Medicaid, and
 SCHIP programs, and for other
 purposes.
 To authorize State and local    S. 2271             Oct. 31,     FS            BHUA           ................  .................     Oct.      213  Dec. 18,    Dec. 12,    Dec. 31,       174
 governments to divest assets                         2007        OGR                                                                   31,            2007        2007        2007
 in companies that conduct                                        FA                                                                   2007
 business operations in Sudan,                                    E
 to prohibit United States
 Government contracts with such
 companies, and for other
 purposes.
 To promote accessibility,       S. 2488             Dec. 14,     OGR           ...........    ................  .................  .......  .......  Dec. 18,    Dec. 14,    Dec. 31,       175
 accountability, and openness                         2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2007
 in Government by strengthening
 section 552 of title 5, United
 States Code (commonly referred
 to as the Freedom of
 Information Act), and for
 other purposes.
 To amend the Internal Revenue   S. 2436             Dec. 10,     ............  ...........  ..................  .................  .......  .......  Dec. 19,    Dec. 19,    Jan. 4,        176
 Code of 1986 to clarify the                          2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2008
 term of the Commissioner of
 Internal Revenue.
 To amend title 18, United       H.R. 660            Jan. 24,     Jud           Jud          July 10, 2007.....    ...............      218  .......  July 10,    Dec. 17,    Jan. 7,        177
 States Code, to protect                              2007        WM                           ................                                        2007        2007        2008
 judges, prosecutors,                                             OGR                          ................
 witnesses, victims, and their
 family members, and for other
 purposes.
 To provide for the transfer of  H.R. 3690           Sept. 27,    HA            ...........  Dec. 4, 2007......  .................      470  .......  Dec. 5,     Dec. 17,    Jan. 7,        178
 the Library of Congress police                       2007        TI                           ................                                        2007        2007        2008
 to the United States Capitol
 Police, and for other purposes.
 To amend title 18, United       S. 863              Mar. 13,     Jud           Jud            ................  May 22, 2007.....  .......       69  Dec. 19,    Dec. 4,     Jan. 7,        179
 States Code, with respect to                         2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2008
 fraud in connection with major
 disaster or emergency funds.
To improve the National Instant  H.R. 2640           June 11,     Jud           Jud            ................    ...............  .......  .......  June 13,    Dec. 19,    Jan. 8,        180
 Criminal Background Check                            2007                                                                                             2007        2007        2008
 System, and for other purposes.
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                    TABLE OF COMMITTEE ABBREVIATIONS


    AG
.....

Aging


    Ag
r....

Agriculture



    AN
F....

Agriculture
, 
Nutrition, 
and 
Forestry


    Ap
p....

Appropriati
ons


    AS
-H...

Armed 
Services 
(House)


    AS
-S...

Armed 
Services 
(Senate)


    BH
UA...

Banking, 
Housing, 
and Urban 
Affairs


    Bu
d....

Budget


    CS
T....

Commerce, 
Science, 
and 
Transportat
ion


    E&
L....

Education 
and Labor


    EC
.....

Energy and 
Commerce


    EN
R....

Energy and 
Natural 
Resources


    EP
W....

Environment
 and 
Public 
Works


    ET
H....

Ethics


    Fi
n....

Finance


    FS
.....

Financial 
Services


    FA
.....

Foreign 
Affairs


    FR
.....

Foreign 
Relations


    HE
L

Health, 
Education, 
Labor and 
Pensions


    HS
.....

Homeland 
Security


    HS


Homeland 
Security 
and 
Governmenta
l Affairs


    HA
.....

House 
Administrat
ion


    HK
.....

Hurricane 
Katrina


    IA
.....

Indian 
Affairs


    In
t....

Intelligenc
e


    Ju
d....

Judiciary


    NR
.....

Natural 
Resources


    OG
R....

Oversight 
and 
Government 
Reform


    R

Rules


    RA
dm...

Rules and 
Administrat
ion


    Sc
i....

Science 
and 
Technology


    SB
.....

Small 
Business


    SO
C....

Standards 
of 
Official 
Conduct


    TI
.....

Transportat
ion and 
Infrastruct
ure


    VA
.....

Veterans' 
Affairs


    WM
.....

Ways and 
Means
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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                       12 noon, Tuesday, March 18

                               
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