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                                            Thursday, June 12, 2008

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S5535-S5638
Measures Introduced: Seventeen bills and six resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 3119-3135, S.J. Res. 40-41, S. Res. 592-594, 
and S. Con. Res. 90.
  Page S5592
Measures Reported:
  H.R. 3480, To direct the United States Sentencing Commission to 
assure appropriate punishment enhancements for those involved in 
receiving stolen property where that property consists of grave markers 
of veterans.
  S. Res. 576, designating August 2008 as ``Digital Television 
Transition Awareness Month''.
Page S5592
Measures Passed:
  Tennessee Valley Authority 75th Anniversary: Senate agreed to S. Res. 
592, commending the Tennessee Valley Authority on its 75th anniversary.
                                                             Page S5636
  Honoring Detroit Red Wings: Senate agreed to S. Res. 593, honoring 
the Detroit Red Wings on winning the 2008 National Hockey League 
Stanley Cup Championship.
  Pages S5636-38
  Mackinac Island State Park Commission's Historical Preservation and 
Museum Program 50th Anniversary: Committee on the Judiciary was 
discharged from further consideration of H. Con. Res. 325, celebrating 
the 50th Anniversary of the Mackinac Island State Park Commission's 
Historical Preservation and Museum Program, which began on June 15, 
1958, and the resolution was then agreed to.
  Page S5638
Measures Considered:
Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act: Senate resumed 
consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 3101, to 
amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to extend 
expiring provisions under the Medicare program, to improve beneficiary 
access to preventive and mental health services, to enhance low-income 
benefit programs, and to maintain access to care in rural areas, 
including pharmacy access.
  Pages S5539-64
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
   By 54 yeas to 39 nays (Vote No. 149), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to 
consideration of the bill.
Page S5564
  Senator Reid entered a motion to reconsider the vote by which the 
motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to 
consideration of the bill (listed above) failed.
Page S5564
  Subsequently, the motion to proceed was withdrawn.
Page S5564
Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act: Senate began consideration of 
the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 6049, to amend the 
Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide incentives for energy 
production and conservation, to extend certain expiring provisions, to 
provide individual income tax relief.
  Pages S5564-65
  A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to proceed 
to consideration of the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of 
rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, and pursuant to the 
unanimous-consent agreement of Thursday, June 12, 2008, a vote on 
cloture will occur at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 16, 2008. 
                                                         Pages S5564-65
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that Senate 
resume consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the 
bill at approximately 3 p.m., on Monday, June 16, 2008; provided that 
the time until 5:30 p.m. be equally divided and controlled between the 
Leaders, or their designees; and that the final 20 minutes divided 
between the Majority and Republican Leaders, with the Majority Leader 
controlling the final 10 minutes.
Page S5636
Signing Authority--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached 
providing that Senator Tester be authorized to sign the enrollment of 
H.R. 6124, Food, Conservation, and Energy Act.
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Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act--Agreement: A 
unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding 
an adjournment of the Senate on Friday, June 13, 2008, that H.R. 5749, 
to provide for a program of emergency unemployment compensation, be 
considered to have received a second reading, an objection made to 
further proceedings, and the bill be placed on the Senate calendar. 
                                                             Page S5638
Nomination Received: Senate received the following nomination:
  Matthew S. Petersen, of Utah, to be a Member of the Federal Election 
Commission for a term expiring April 30, 2011.
Page S5638
Messages from the House:
  Page S5591
Measures Placed on the Calendar:
  Pages S5535, S5591-92, S5638
Measures Read the First Time:
  Pages S5592, S5638
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S5592
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S5593-94
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S5594-S5634
Additional Statements:
  Pages S5590-91
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S5634-35
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S5635-36
Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S5636
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--149) 
                                                             Page S5564
Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 7:49 p.m., 
until 2 p.m. on Monday, June 16, 2008. (For Senate's program, see the 
remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S5638.)


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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
NATION'S INFRASTRUCTURE
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded a 
hearing to examine the condition of the infrastructure of the United 
States, focusing on local perspectives from certain cities, including 
S. 1926, to establish the National Infrastructure Bank to provide 
funding for qualified infrastructure projects, after receiving 
testimony from Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, New York, New York; Mayor 
Shirley Franklin, Atlanta, Georgia; Mayor John Peyton, Jacksonville, 
Florida; and Mayor Mark Funkhouser, Kansas City, Missouri.
FREIGHT SECURITY
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on 
Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and 
Security concluded a hearing to examine supply chain security, focusing 
on the Secure Freight Initiative and the implementation of 100 percent 
scanning of U.S.-bound cargo containers, after receiving testimony from 
Jayson Ahern, Deputy Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 
Department of Homeland Security; David Huizenga, Assistant Deputy 
Administrator, Office of International Material Protection and 
Cooperation, Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, National Nuclear 
Security Administration, Department of Energy; and Stephen L. Caldwell, 
Director, Homeland Security and Justice, Government Accountability 
Office.
RENEWABLE FUELS POLICY AND FOOD PRICES
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee concluded an 
oversight hearing to examine the relationship between the United States 
renewable fuels policy and food prices, after receiving testimony from 
Alexander Karsner, Assistant Secretary of Energy for Energy Efficiency 
and Renewable Energy; Joseph Glauber, Chief Economist, Department of 
Agriculture; Joe L. Outlaw, Texas A University Agricultural and Food 
Policy Center, College Station; Jason Pyle, Sapphire Energy, Inc., San 
Diego, California; Joachim von Braun, International Food Policy 
Research Institute, Washington, D.C.; and Jack Huttner, Genecor, 
Rochester, New York.
U.S. TRADE PREFERENCE PROGRAMS
Committee on Finance: Committee concluded an oversight hearing to 
examine the United States trade preference programs, focusing on 
promoting economic development in poor nations by providing duty-free 
export opportunities in the United States, after receiving testimony 
from Loren Yager, Director, International Affairs and Trade, Government 
Accountability Office; Grant D. Aldonas, Split Rock International, 
Arlington, Virginia; and Edward Gresser, Progressive Policy Institute, 
and Andrew Small, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) 
Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development, both of 
Washington, D.C.
OIL AND NATURAL GAS PIPELINE
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine the influence of energy issues on the foreign policy of the 
United States, focusing on the East-West oil and natural gas pipeline 
corridor proposed to stretch from Central Asia to European and global 
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from Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Adviser, Center for 
Strategic and International Studies, Leon Fuerth, George Washington 
University Elliot School of International Affairs, and Zeyno Baran, 
Hudson Institute Center for Eurasian Policy, all of Washington, D.C.; 
and Roman Kupchinsky, AZEast Group, Mahwah, New Jersey.
U.S.-PAKISTAN STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee 
on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal 
Services, and International Security concluded a hearing to examine 
addressing the United States-Pakistan strategic relationship, focusing 
on the national security of the United States, after receiving 
testimony from Senator Feingold; Don Camp, Principal Deputy Assistant 
Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs; K. Alan 
Kronstadt, Specialist, South Asian Affairs, Congressional Research 
Service, Library of Congress; Lisa Curtis, Heritage Foundation Asian 
Studies Center, and Stephen P. Cohen, Brookings Institution, both of 
Washington, D.C.; and Michael Krepon, University of Virginia Henry L. 
Stimson Center, Charlottesville.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
following:
  H.R. 3480, to direct the United States Sentencing Commission to 
assure appropriate punishment enhancements for those involved in 
receiving stolen property where that property consists of grave markers 
of veterans;
  S. Res. 576, designating August 2008 as ``Digital Television 
Transition Awareness Month''; and
  The nominations of Helene N. White, of Michigan, and Raymond M. 
Kethledge, of Michigan, each to be a United States Circuit Judge for 
the Sixth Circuit, and Stephen Joseph Murphy III, to be United States 
District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan.


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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

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[Pages D736-D738]
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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 25 public bills, H.R. 6249-
6273; and 7 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 372; and H. Res. 1269-1274 were 
introduced.
  Pages H5406-07
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H5408-09
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 1333, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the 
Secretary to enter into an agreement with the Secretary of the Air 
Force to use Civil Air Patrol personnel and resources to support 
homeland security missions, with amendments (H. Rept. 110-691, Pt. 2) 
and
  H.R. 5912, to amend title 39, United States Code, to make cigarettes 
and certain other tobacco products nonmailable, with an amendment (H. 
Rept. 110-711).
Page H5406
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed 
Representative Tauscher to act as Speaker Pro Tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H5331
Suspensions--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules 
and pass the following measures which were debated on Wednesday, June 
11th:
  Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Act of 2008: H.R. 
1553, amended, to amend the Public Health Service Act to advance 
medical research and treatments into pediatric cancers, ensure patients 
and families have access to the current treatments and information 
regarding pediatric cancers, establish a population-based national 
childhood cancer database, and promote public awareness of pediatric 
cancers, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 416 yeas with none voting 
``nay'', Roll No. 409; and
  Pages H5344-45
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To amend the Public Health 
Service Act to advance medical research and treatments into pediatric 
cancers, ensure patients and families have access to information 
regarding pediatric cancers and current treatments for such cancers, 
establish a national childhood cancer registry, and promote public 
awareness of pediatric cancer.''
Page H5345
  Authorizing the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency 
to accept, as part of a settlement, diesel emission reduction 
Supplemental Environmental Projects: S. 2146, amended, to authorize the 
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to accept, as part 
of a settlement, diesel emission reduction Supplemental Environmental 
Projects, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 406 yeas with none voting 
``nay'', Roll No. 413.
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Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008: The House 
passed H.R. 5749, to provide for a program of emergency unemployment 
compensation, by a yea-and-nay vote of 274 yeas to 137 nays, Roll No. 
412.
  Pages H5333-42, H5343-44, H5345-61
  Rejected the Weller (IL) motion to recommit the bill to the Committee 
on Ways and Means with instructions to report the same back to the 
House forthwith with amendments, by a yea-and-nay vote of 170 yeas to 
243 nays, Roll No. 411.
Pages H5359-61
  Pursuant to the rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute 
printed in H. Rept. 110-710 shall be considered as adopted, in lieu of 
the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the 
Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill.
Page H5348
  Agreed to table the appeal of the ruling of the chair on a point of 
order raised by Representative Weller (IL) by a yea-and-nay vote of 217 
yeas to 185 nays, Roll No. 410.
Pages H5347-59
  H. Res. 1265, the rule providing for consideration of the bill, was 
agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 227 yeas to 192 nays, Roll No. 408, 
after agreeing to order the previous question by a yea-and-nay vote of 
225 yeas to 186 nays, Roll No. 407.
Pages H5343-44
Calendar Wednesday: Agreed to dispense with the Calendar Wednesday 
business of Wednesday, June 18th.
  Page H5365
Meeting Hour: Agreed that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to 
meet at 10 a.m. tomorrow, and further, when the House adjourns on that 
day, it adjourn to meet at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17th for morning 
hour debate.
  Page H5365
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 
2008: The House began consideration of H.R. 6063, to authorize the 
programs of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Further 
proceedings were postponed.
  Pages H5342-43, H5365-93
  Pursuant to the rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute 
recommended by the Committee on Science and Technology now printed in 
the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of 
amendment under the five-minute rule.
Pages H5372-79
Accepted:
  Gordon (TN) manager's amendment (No 1 printed in H. Rept. 110-707) 
that includes a provision related to coordination with the FAA on sonic 
boom research; replaces Secs. 305 and 306 with equivalent language from 
Secs. 903 and 905 respectively of the House-passed FAA Reauthorization, 
H.R. 2881; adds suborbital reusable launch vehicles to the list of 
suborbital science research platforms; includes a sense of Congress on 
the value of NASA's EarthKam and robotics competitions for inspiring 
students; includes sense of Congress language urging NASA to use 
entrepreneurial companies to conduct appropriate R and seek ways to 
ensure that firms that rely on fixed price proposals aren't 
disadvantaged; and includes NASA workforce-related provisions, 
including an extension of the RIF moratorium, a limit on the use of 
term positions in FY 2009, and a temporary continuation of coverage of 
health benefits;
Pages H5379-81
  Feeney amendment (No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 110-707) that expresses 
the sense of Congress that the U.S. should seek to obtain cooperation 
from other nations in discovering and monitoring near-Earth asteroids; 
                                                             Page H5381
  Wu amendment (No. 3 printed in H. Rept. 110-707) that encourages the 
United States to lead confidence building measures that advance the 
long-term initiative for international cooperation;
Pages H5381-82
  Wu amendment (No. 4 printed in H. Rept. 110-707) that expresses the 
sense of Congress that NASA should not dilute, distort, suppress, or 
impede scientific research or the dissemination thereof; 
                                                         Pages H5382-83
  Arcuri amendment (No. 6 printed in H. Rept. 110-707) that requires 
the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to examine the 
feasibility of contracting non-federal actors to disseminate images and 
multi-media records delivered from space to the public as part of 
NASA's participatory exploration technology plan. Additionally, the 
amendment requires NASA to employ a transparent bidding process to 
award any such contracts, pursuant to U.S. law;
Page H5386
  Wu amendment (No. 7 printed in H. Rept. 110-707) that requires CBO to 
update their report from 2004 on the budgetary analysis of the NASA's 
Vision for the Nation's Space Exploration Program. This report is to be 
completed in 6 months;
Pages H5386-87
  Harman amendment (No. 8 printed in H. Rept. 110-707) that expresses 
the sense of Congress that NASA should work with other government 
agencies and the aerospace industry to develop and implement policies 
to sustain and expand the aerospace industry workforce; 
                                                         Pages H5387-89
  Gordon (TN) amendment (No. 9 printed in H. Rept. 110-707) that 
directs NASA to prioritize any existing cooperatives with the National 
Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that are related to the study 
of tornadoes and tornado force winds with the goal of determining the 
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predict tornado events; and also requires NASA to examine if there are 
other areas where NASA can work with NOAA in the area of tornado 
research;
Pages H5389-90
  Yarmuth amendment (No. 11 printed in H. Rept. 110-707) that requires 
NASA to respond to recommendations in recent reports of the Government 
Accountability Office and the National Academy of Sciences to ensure 
the public has access to correct and timely research and data on global 
warming; and
Pages  H5390-91
  Jackson-Lee (TX) amendment (No. 12 printed in H. Rept. 110-707) that 
clarifies that the NASA Outreach and Technology Assistance Program will 
include small, minority-owned, and women-owned businesses; also gives 
preference, in selection for the program, to socially and economically 
disadvantaged small business concerns, small business concerns owned 
and controlled by service-disabled veterans, and HUBZone small business 
concerns.
Pages  H5391-93
Proceedings Postponed:
  Lampson amendment (No. 5 printed in H. Rept. 110-707) that seeks to 
exempt NASA from Section 526(a) of the Energy Independence and Security 
Act of 2007 if the contract does not specifically require the 
contractor to provide an alternative or synthetic fuel or fuel from a 
nonconventional source, the purpose of the contract is not to obtain an 
alternative or synthetic fuel or fuel from a nonconventional petroleum 
source, and the contract does not provide incentives for a refinery 
upgrade or expansion to allow a refinery to use or increase its use of 
fuel from a nonconventional petroleum source and
Pages  H5383-86
  Hodes amendment (No. 10 printed in H. Rept. 110-707) that seeks to 
establish a scholarship program in honor of Christa McAuliffe, a 
teacher from Concord, New Hampshire who died in the 1986 Challenger 
Space Shuttle disaster. The scholarship would go to women pursuing 
degrees in mathematics, science, and engineering.
Page  H5390
  H. Res. 1257, the rule providing for consideration of the bill, was 
agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 221 yeas to 188 nays, Roll No. 406, 
after agreeing to order the previous question by a yea-and-nay vote of 
226 yeas to 183 nays, Roll No. 405.
Pages  H5342-43
Quorum Calls--Votes: Nine yea-and-nay votes developed during the 
proceedings of today and appear on pages H5342, H5343, H5343-44, H5344, 
H5345, H5347-48, H5360-61, H5361, H5362. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 7:23 p.m.


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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings

[Daily Digest]
[Pages D738-D740]
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Committee Meetings
COMMERCE, JUSTICE, SCIENCE, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS FISCAL 
YEAR 2009
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, 
Science, and Related Agencies approved for full Committee action the 
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations for 
Fiscal Year 2009.
MILITARY CONSTRUCTION, VETERANS AFFAIRS, AND RELATED AGENCIES 
APPROPRIATIONS FISCAL YEAR 2009
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Military Construction, 
Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies approved for full Committee 
action the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related 
Agencies Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2009.
CHEMICAL FACILITY SECURITY
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Environment and 
Hazardous Materials held a hearing on the following bills: H.R. 5533, 
Chemical Facilities Act of 2008; and HR. 5577, Chemical Facility Anti-
Terrorism Act of 2008. Testimony was heard from Benjamin Grumbles, 
Assistant Administrator. Office of Water, EPA; Robert B. Stephan, 
Assistant Secretary, Infrastructure Protection, National Protection and 
Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security; and public 
witnesses.
SUBPOENAS--FOOD SAFETY RECORDS; FDA'S FOOD PROTECTION PLAN
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations met and approved the issuance of subpoenas for records 
in connection with the Subcommittee's ongoing investigation regarding 
the safety of the Nation's food supply.
  The Subcommittee also held a hearing entitled ``American Lives Still 
at Risk: When Will FDA's Food Protection Plan Be Fully Funded and 
Implemented?'' Testimony was heard from Lisa Shames, Director, Food and 
Agriculture Issues, GAO: David W. K. Acheson, M.D., Assistant 
Commissioner, Food Protection, FDA, Department of Homeland Security; 
and public witnesses.
RUSSIA, IRAN AND NUCLEAR WEAPONS
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Held a hearing on Russia, Iran, and 
Nuclear Weapons: Implications of the Proposed U.S.-Russia Agreement. 
Testimony was heard from Representative Markey; John C. Rood, Acting 
Under Secretary, Arms Control and International Security, Department of 
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Einhorn, former Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Nonproliferation, 
Department of State; and public witnesses.
U.S.-JAPAN RELATIONS
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and 
the Global Environment, hearing on U.S.-Japan Relations: An Overview. 
Testimony was heard from Alexander A. Arvizu, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of 
State; and a public witness.
FAIR HOUSING ACT ENFORCEMENT
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil 
Rights, and Civil Liberties held a hearing on the Enforcement of the 
Fair Housing Act of 1968. Testimony was heard from Jessie Liu, Deputy 
Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, Department of 
Justice; Kim Kendrick, Assistant Secretary, Office of Fair Housing and 
Equal Opportunity, Department of Housing and Urban Development; and 
public witnesses.
GREEN CARDS--HIGHLY-SKILLED WORKER
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Immigrations, Citizenship, 
Refugees, Border Security and International Law held a hearing on the 
Need for Green Cards for Highly Skilled Workers. Testimony was heard 
from public witnesses.
CARBON DIOXIDE--ENHANCES OIL RECOVERY
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral 
Resources held an oversight hearing on Spinning Straw Into Black Gold: 
Enhanced Oil Recovery Using Carbon Dioxide. Testimony was heard from 
Timothy Spisak, Chief, Fluid Minerals Division, Bureau of Land 
Management, Department of the Interior; Scott Klara, Director, 
Strategic Center for Coal, National Energy Technology Laboratory, 
Department of Energy; and public witnesses.
U.S.-PALAU FREE ASSOCIATION
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Insular Affairs held an 
oversight hearing on the Implementation of the Compact of Free 
Associations Between the United States and the Republic of Palau. 
Testimony was heard from Tom Bussanich, Director, Budget Grants 
Management Division, Office of Insular Affairs, Department of the 
Interior; Glyn T. Davies, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau 
of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State; David Gootnick, 
Director, International Affairs and Trade, GAO; and Billy Kuartei, 
Chief of Staff to H. E. Tommy Remengesau, Republic of Palau.
OVERSIGHT--HYDROPOWER
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Water and Power held an 
oversight hearing on Hydropower: Providing 75% of America's Current 
Renewable Energy, Exploring its role as a continued source of Clean, 
Renewable Energy for the Future. Testimony was heard from Bob Johnson, 
Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior; Howard 
Gruenspecht, Deputy Administrator, Energy Information Administration, 
Department of Energy; Bob Morton, member, Senate, State of Washington; 
and public witnesses.
ABRAMOFF INVESTIGATION REPORT; MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Approved a Committee 
report entitled ``Jack Abramoff's Contacts with White House 
Officials.''
  The Committee also ordered reported the following measures: H. Res. 
984, Expressing the support for the designation of July 26, 2008, as 
National Day of the Cowboy; H. Res. 1002, amended, Expressing the 
support for the designation of April 2008 as Public Radio Recognition 
Month; H. Res 1029, amended, Congratulating and recognizing Mr. Juan 
Antonio ``Chi Chi'' Rodriguez for his continuing success on and off the 
golf course, for his generosity and devotion to charity, and for his 
exemplary dedication to the intellectual and moral growth of thousands 
of low-income and disadvantaged youth in our country; H. Res. 1219, 
Celebrating the symbol of the United States flag and supporting the 
goals and ideals of Flag Day; H. Res. 1237, Recognizing the historical 
significance of Juneteenth Independence Day, and expressing the sense 
of the House of Representatives that history should be regarded as a 
means for understanding the past and more effectively facing the 
challenges of the future; H. Con. Res. 195, Expressing the sense of 
Congress that a National Dysphagia Awareness Month should be 
established; H. Con. Res. 370, Expressing support for the designation 
of Gospel Music Heritage Month and honoring gospel music for its 
valuable contributions to American culture; H.R. 4010, To designate the 
facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 West Percy 
Street in Mississippi, as the ``Minnie Cox Post Office Building''; H.R. 
5506, To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service 
located at 369 Martin Luther Jr. Drive in Jersey City, New Jersey, as 
the ``Bishop Ralph E. Brower Post Office Building''; H.R. 5975, To 
designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 
101 West Main Street in Waterville, New York, as the ``Cpl. John P. 
Sigsbee Post Office''; H.R. 6061, To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 219 East Main Street

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in West Frankfort, Illinois, as the ``Kenneth James Gray Post Office 
Building''; H.R. 6085, To designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 42222 Rancho Las Palmas Drive in Rancho 
Mirage, California, as the ``Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building''; 
H.R. 6092, To designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 101 Tallapoosa Street in Bremen, Georgia, as the 
``Sergeant Paul Saylor Post Office Building''; H.R. 6150, To designate 
the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14500 
Lorain Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio, as the `` John P. Gallagher Post 
Office Building''; and S. 171, To designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 301 Street in Commerce, Oklahoma, as 
the ``Mickey Mantle Post Office Building.''
EPA'S INTEGRATED RISK MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Committee on Science and Technology, Subcommittee on Investigation and 
Oversight held a hearing on Toxic Communities: How EPA's IRIS Program 
Fails the Public. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS TAX REPORTING
Committee on Small Business: Held a hearing entitled ``Electronic 
Payments Tax Reporting: Another Tax Burden for Small Businesses.'' 
Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
MARITIME COMMERCIAL VESSEL DISCHARGES
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Water 
Resources and Environment held a hearing on Discharges Incidental to 
the Normal Operation of a Commercial Vessel. Testimony was heard from 
James Hanlon, Director, Office of Wastewater Management, EPA; Andrew 
Fisk, Bureau Director, Land and Water Quality, Department of 
Environmental Protection, State of Maine; William W. Walker, Executive 
Director, Department of Marine Resources, State of Mississippi; and 
public witnesses.
VETERAN'S MEASURES
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Disability Assistance 
and Memorial Affairs held a hearing on the following bills: H.R. 1197, 
Prisoner of War Benefits Act of 2007; H.R. 3008, Rural Veterans 
Services Outreach and Training Act; H.R. 3070, Disabled Veterans' 
Caregiver Compensation Act; H.R. 3795, You Were There, You Get Care Act 
of 2007; H.R. 4274, Gold Star Parents Annuity Act of 2007; H.R. 5155, 
Combat Veterans Debt Elimination Act of 2008; H.R. 5448, Full Faith in 
Veterans Act of 2008; H.R. 5454, To amend title 38, United States Code, 
to establish a presumption of service connection of amyotrophic lateral 
sclerosis for purposes of the laws administered by the Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs; H.R. 5709, Veterans Disability Fairness Act; H.R. 
5954, To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide veterans for 
presumptions of service connection for purposes of benefits under laws 
administered by Secretary of Veterans Affairs for diseases associated 
with service in the Armed Forces and exposure to biological, chemical, 
or other toxic agents as part of Project 112, and for other purposes; 
H.R. 5985, Compensation for Combat Veterans Act; and H.R. 6032, To 
amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs to provide wartime disability compensation for certain veterans 
with Parkinson's Disease. Testimony was heard from Representatives Wu, 
Shea-Porter, Allen, Thompson of California; and Rehberg; Bradley G. 
Mayes, Director, Compensation Pension Services, Veterans Benefits 
Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs; Sidath Viranga 
Panangala. Analyst, Veterans Policy, CRS, Library of Congress; 
representatives of veterans organizations; and public witnesses.
BRIEFING--DOD PROGRAMS
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Met in executive session to 
receive a briefing on DOD Programs. The Committee was briefed by LTG 
James Clapper, USAF (Ret.), Under Secretary of Defense, Intelligence.
GLOBAL CHANGE NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE ASSESSMENT
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Subcommittee on 
Intelligence Community Management met in executive session to receive a 
briefing on Global Change National Intelligence Assessment. The 
Subcommittee was briefed by departmental witnesses.

Joint Meetings
IRAQ WAR FUNDING
Joint Economic Committee: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the 
future costs of funding the war in Iraq, after receiving testimony from 
Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer, Helena; and Christine Eibner, RAND 
Corporation, Captain Tom Tarantino (Ret.) USA, Iraq and Afghanistan 
Veterans of America (IAVA), and William W. Beach, Heritage Foundation, 
all of Washington, D.C.


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                     COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

                             JUNE 13, 2008

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  No meetings/hearings scheduled.


                                 House

  No committee meetings are scheduled.


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                      CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

                 Week of June 16 through June 21, 2008

                             Senate Chamber

  On Monday, 3 p.m., Senate will resume consideration of the motion to 
proceed to consideration of H.R. 6049, Renewable Energy and Job 
Creation Act, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture thereon at 5:30 
p.m.
  During the balance of the week, Senate may consider any cleared 
legislative and executive business.


                           Senate Committees

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)
  Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: June 17, with 
the Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Financial Services 
and General Government, to hold joint hearings to examine the role, 
responsibilities, and resource needs of the Commodity Futures 
Trading Commission on oversight of futures and derivatives markets 
in energy and agriculture, 10:30 a.m., SD-192.
  Committee on Appropriations: June 17, Subcommittee on Financial 
Services and General Government, with the Committee on Agriculture, 
Nutrition, and Forestry, to hold joint hearings to examine the role, 
responsibilities, and resource needs of the Commodity Futures 
Trading Commission on oversight of futures and derivatives markets 
in energy and agriculture, 10:30 a.m., SD-192.
  Committee on Armed Services: June 17, to hold hearings to examine 
the origins of aggressive interrogation techniques, focusing on Part 
I of the Committee's inquiry into the treatment of detainees in U.S. 
custody, 9:30 a.m., SD-106.
  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: June 19, 
Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance and Investment, to hold 
hearings to examine risk management, focusing on its implications 
for systemic risk, 2:30 p.m., SD-538.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: June 18, to 
hold hearings to examine privacy implications of online advertising, 
10 a.m., SR-253.
  June 19, Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant 
Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security, to hold hearings to 
examine cruise ship safety, focusing on potential steps for keeping 
Americans safe at sea, 10 a.m., SR-253.
  Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: June 17, to hold 
hearings to examine the challenges and regional solutions to 
developing transmission for renewable electricity resources, 10 
a.m., SD-366.
  June 17, Subcommittee on National Parks, to hold hearings to 
examine S. 1774, to designate the John Krebs Wilderness in the State 
of California, to add certain land to the Sequoia-Kings Canyon 
National Park Wilderness, S. 2255, to amend the National Trails 
System Act to provide for studies of the Chisholm Trail and Great 
Western Trail to determine whether to add the trails to the National 
Trails System, S. 2359, to establish the St. Augustine 450th 
Commemoration Commission, S. 2943, to amend the National Trails 
System Act to designate the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail, 
S. 3017, to designate the Beaver Basin Wilderness at Pictured Rocks 
National Lakeshore in the State of Michigan, S. 3010, to reauthorize 
the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program, S. 3045, to establish 
the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Forest Heritage Area in 
the State of Alaska, H.R. 1143, to authorize the Secretary of the 
Interior to lease certain lands in Virgin Islands National Park, and 
S. 3096, to amend the National Cave and Karst Research Institute Act 
of 1998 to authorize appropriations for the National Cave and Karst 
Research Institute, 2:30 p.m., SD-366.
  June 18, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the 
preparedness of federal land management agencies for the 2008 
wildfire season, 2 p.m., SD-366.
  Committee on Finance: June 17, to hold hearings to examine the 
future of the United States economy, focusing on long run deficits 
and debt, 10 a.m., SD-215.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: June 17, Subcommittee on 
International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs 
and International Environmental Protection, to hold hearings to 
examine international disaster assistance, focusing on policy 
options, 2:15 p.m., SD-419.
  June 19, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine pending 
nominations, 2:15 p.m., SD-419.
  Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: June 19, 
Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety, to hold hearings to 
examine the efficacy of the Mine Improvement and New Emergency 
Response Act (MINER)(Public Law 109-236), focusing on a two year 
review, 10 a.m., SD-430.
  Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: June 18, 
to hold hearings to examine protecting personal information, 
focusing on steps the federal government has in place, 10 a.m., SD-
342.
  June 19, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the 
Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, to hold hearings to 
examine management challenges facing the Federal Protective Service, 
focusing on a recent report from the Government Accountability 
Office, 2 p.m., SD-342.
  Committee on Indian Affairs: June 19, business meeting to consider 
pending calendar legislation; to be immediately followed by a 
hearing to examine an original bill to address law and order in 
Indian country, 9:30 a.m., SD-562.

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  Committee on the Judiciary: June 17, to hold hearings to examine 
protecting consumers by protecting intellectual property, 10 a.m., 
SD-226.
  June 17, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine ways to 
respond to the growing need for federal judgeships, focusing on 
``The Federal Judgeship Act of 2008'', 2:30 p.m., SD-226.
  June 18, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and 
Consumer Rights, with the Special Committee on Aging, to hold joint 
hearings to examine S. 2838, to amend chapter 1 of title 9 of United 
States Code with respect to arbitration, 10:30 a.m., SD-226.
  Committee on Rules and Administration: June 18, to hold hearings 
to examine improving energy efficiency, focusing on increasing the 
use of renewable sources of energy, and reducing the carbon 
footprint of the Capitol complex, 10 a.m., SR-301.
  Select Committee on Intelligence: June 19, to hold closed hearings 
to examine certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH-219.
  Special Committee on Aging: June 18, with the Committee on the 
Judiciary, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and 
Consumer Rights, to hold joint hearings to examine S. 2838, to amend 
chapter 1 of title 9 of United States Code with respect to 
arbitration, 10:30 a.m., SD-226.


                            House Committees

  Committee on Appropriations: June 17, Subcommittee on Energy and 
Water Development, and Related Agencies, to mark up Energy and Water 
Development and Related Agencies Appropriations for Fiscal Year 
2009, time and room to be announced.
  June 17, Subcommittee on Financial Services, and General 
Government, to mark up Financial Services and General Government 
Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2009, time and room to announced.
  June 18, full Committee, to mark up the following: Subcommittee 
Allocations 302 (b); Homeland Security Appropriations for Fiscal 
Year 2009; and Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies for 
Fiscal Year 2009, time and room to be announced.
  June 19, to mark up the following: Commerce, Justice, Science and 
Related Agencies Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2009; and the 
Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies 
Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2009, time and room to be announced.
  June 19, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and 
Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, to mark up Agriculture, 
Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related 
Agencies Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2009, time and room to be 
announced.
  June 19, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, 
Education, and Related Agencies, to mark up Labor, Health and Human 
Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations for Fiscal 
Year 2009, time and room to be announced.
  June 20, Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, to mark up 
Legislative Branch Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2009, time and 
room to be announced.
  June 20, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban 
Development, and Related Agencies, to mark up Transportation, 
Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations 
for Fiscal Year 2009, time and room to be announced.
  Committee on Education and Labor: June 18, mark up the following 
bills: H.R. 3195, ADA Restoration Act of 2007; H.R. 2343, Education 
Begins at Home Act; and H.R. 3036, No Child Left Inside Act of 2007, 
10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.
  June 19, hearing on Hidden Tragedy: Underreporting of Workplace 
Injuries and Illnesses, 10:30 p.m., 2175 Rayburn.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce: June 19, Subcommittee on 
Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection, hearing entitled 
``Breeding, Drugs, and Breakdowns: The State of Thoroughbred 
Horseracing and the Welfare of the Thoroughbred Racehorse,'' 10 
a.m., 2322 Rayburn.
  June 19, Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality, hearing entitled 
``Legislative Proposals to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions: An 
Overview,'' 9:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services: June 18, hearing entitled ``The 
15th Replenishment of the International Development Association 
(IDA) and the 11th Replenishment of the African Development Fund 
(AfSF),'' 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  June 19, hearing entitled ``Affordable Housing and Preservation 
and Protection of Tenants,'' 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  Committee on Foreign Affairs: June 18, hearing on The Caucasus: 
Frozen Conflicts and Closed Borders; followed by a markup of the 
following: H. Res. 937, Expressing the sense of the House of 
Representatives that the emergency services provided by the American 
Red Cross are vital resources for military service members and their 
families; H. Res. 1008, Condemning the persecution of Baha'is in 
Iran; and H. Con. Res. 361, Commemorating Irena Sendler, a woman 
whose bravery saved the lives of thousands during the Holocaust and 
remembering her legacy of courage, selflessness, and hope, 10 a.m., 
2172 Rayburn.
  June 19, Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human 
Rights, and Oversight and the Subcommittee on Higher Education, 
Lifelong Learning, and Competitiveness of the Committee on Education 
and Labor, joint hearing on Restoring America's Leadership through 
Scholarships for Undergraduates from Developing Countries: The 
Uniting Students in America (USA) Proposal, 9:30 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  June 19, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade, 
hearing on Genetics and other Human Modification Technologies: 
Sensible International Regulation of New Kind of Arms Race, 10 a.m., 
2200 Rayburn.
  Committee on House Administration, June 18, Subcommittee on 
Capitol Security, hearing on the United States Capitol Police Radio 
Upgrades, 2 p.m., 1310 Longworth.
  Committee on the Judiciary: June 17, hearing on Ensuring Legal 
Redress for American Victims of State-Sponsored Terrorism, 2 p.m., 
2141 Rayburn.

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  June 18, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil 
Liberties, hearing on: From the Department of Justice to Guantanamo 
Bay: Administration Lawyers and Administration Interrogation Rules, 
Part II, 2 p.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  June 19, Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual 
Property and the Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, 
joint hearing on H.R. 4854, False Claims Act Correction Act, 10 
a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Committee on Natural Resources: June 18, Subcommittee on 
Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans, oversight hearing on the 
reauthorization of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, 2 p.m., 1324 
Longworth.
  June 18, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands 
and the Subcommittee on Water and Power, joint oversight hearing on 
Paying to Play: Implementation of Fee Authority on Federal Lands, 10 
a.m., 1324 Longworth.
  June 19, full Committee, oversight hearing on Utah Navajo Trust 
Fund, 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.
  Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: June 17, hearing on 
Examination of AEY Contracts with the U.S. Government, 10 a.m., 2154 
Rayburn.
  June 18, Subcommittee on National Security, and Foreign Affairs, 
hearing on Oversight of the U.S. Efforts to Train and Equip Police 
and Enhance the Justice Sector in Afghanistan, 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  June 19, full Committee, hearing on Examining Grantmaking 
Practices at the Department of Justice, 9:30 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on Science and Technology: June 18, Subcommittee on 
Energy and Environment, to mark up the following measures: H.R. 
4174, Federal Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Act of 
2007; H.R. 5618, National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act 
of 2008; and the Heavy Duty Plug-in-Hybrid Vehicles Research 
Program, 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.
  June 19, Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, hearing on an 
Insecure Forecast for Continuity of Climate and Weather Data: The 
NPOESS Weather Satellite Program, 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.
  June 19, Subcommittee on Investigation and Oversight, to meet to 
consider authorization of a subpoena for documents related to the 
Department of Energy's FutureGen project, 2 p.m., 2318 Rayburn.
  Committee on Small Business: June 18, Subcommittee on Finance and 
Tax, hearing entitled ``S-corps: Recommended Reforms that Promote 
Parity, Growth and Development for Small Businesses,'' 10 a.m., 1539 
Longworth.
  June 19, full Committee, hearing entitled ``Small Business Exports 
in the Current Economic Climate,'' 10 a.m., 1539 Rayburn.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: June 18, 
Subcommittee on Aviation, hearing on Congestion Management in the 
New York Airspace, 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  June 18, Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings 
and Emergency Management, hearing on The Federal Protective Service: 
An Agency in Need of Rebuilding, 1 p.m., 2253 Rayburn.
  June 19, Subcommittee on Coast Guard, and Maritime Transportation, 
hearing on Federal Maritime Commission Management and Regulation of 
International Shipping, 2 p.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  Committee on Ways and Means: June 19, Subcommittee on Oversight, 
and the Subcommittee on Social Security, joint hearing on Economic 
Stimulus Payments, 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.
  Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming: June 
17, hearing on Energy Independence and National Security Impact on 
Saudi-U.S. Nuke Deal, 9:30 a.m., 1310 Longworth.
  June 18, hearing entitled ``Planning Communities for a Changing 
Climate--Smart Growth, Public Demand and Private Opportunity,'' 9:30 
a.m., 311 Cannon.


                             Joint Meetings

  Joint Hearing: June 18, Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 
Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, 
with the Special Committee on Aging, to hold joint hearings to 
examine S. 2838, to amend chapter 1 of title 9 of United States Code 
with respect to arbitration, 10:30 a.m., SD-226.
  Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: June 17, to hold 
hearings to examine combating sexual exploitation of children, 
focusing on strengthening international law enforcement cooperation, 
3 p.m., B318, Rayburn Building.
  Joint Hearing: June 18, Senate Special Committee on Aging, with 
the Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Antitrust, 
Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, to hold joint hearings to 
examine S. 2838, to amend chapter 1 of title 9 of United States Code 
with respect to arbitration, 10:30 a.m., SD-226.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                        2 p.m., Monday, June 16

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Monday: After the transaction of any morning business (not 
to extend beyond one hour), Senate will resume consideration of the 
motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 6049, Renewable Energy and 
Job Creation Act, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture thereon at 
5:30 p.m.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                        10 a.m., Friday, June 13

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Friday: The House will meet in pro forma session at 10:00 
a.m.
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           Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue.
              HOUSE
  
Andrews, Robert E., N.J., E1214
Baca, Joe, Calif., E1212
Bachmann, Michele, Minn., E1214
Bordallo, Madeleine Z., Guam, E1215
Boucher, Rick, Va., E1224
Boyda, Nancy E., Kans., E1215
Burgess, Michael C., Tex., E1225, E1226, E1227
Campbell, John, Calif., E1212
Carson, Andre, Ind., E1225
Cohen, Steve, Tenn., E1222
Cole, Tom, Okla., E1214
Courtney, Joe, Conn., E1224
Davis, Lincoln, Tenn., E1220
DeGette, Diana, Colo., E1229
DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E1225
Dingell, John D., Mich., E1211, E1215, E1223
Faleomavaega, Eni F.H., American Samoa, E1218
Giffords, Gabrielle, Ariz., E1228
Green, Al, Tex., E1218, E1225, E1226, E1226, E1227, E1228, E1228, 
E1229, E1229, E1230
Hensarling, Jeb, Tex., E1230
Holt, Rush D., N.J., E1212
Hoyer, Steny H., Md., E1223
Kirk, Mark Steven, Ill., E1229
Klein, Ron, Fla., E1218
Kucinich, Dennis J., Ohio, E1222
Lowey, Nita M., N.Y., E1227
McCollum, Betty, Minn., E1222
Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E1226
Manzullo, Donald A., Ill., E1224
Markey, Edward J., Mass., E1217
Michaud, Michael H., Me., E1217
Paul, Ron, Tex., E1223
Pence, Mike, Ind., E1211, E1216, E1222
Poe, Ted, Tex., E1211, E1216
Radanovich, George, Calif., E1214
Rangel, Charles B., N.Y., E1222
Reichert, David G., Wash., E1223
Rush, Bobby L., Ill., E1214
Scott, Robert C. ``Bobby'', Va., E1213
Shuler, Heath, N.C., E1228
Skelton, Ike, Mo., E1217
Speier, Jackie, Calif.,E1212
Stark, Fortney Pete, Calif., E1213, E1220
Stupak, Bart, Mich., E1227
Thompson, Mike, Calif., E1213
Tsongas, Niki, Mass., E1220
Udall, Mark, Colo., E1220
Watson, Diane E., Calif., E1217
Young, C.W. Bill, Fla., E1211, E1216 


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