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                                          Monday, February 25, 2008

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                              Daily Digest


 HIGHLIGHTS

       Senator Pryor read Washington's Farewell Address.

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S1093-S1147
Measures Introduced: On Friday, February 15, 2008, under the order of 
the authority of the Senate of February 14, 2008, the following three 
bills were introduced, as follows: S. 2655-2657. On Monday, February 
25, 2008, the following nine bills and three resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 2658-S. 2666 and S. Res. 458-460. 
                                                             Page S1121


 =========================== NOTE =========================== 

  
  On page D161, February 25, 2008, Under the heading Measures 
Introduced Measures Introduced: On Friday, February 15, 2008, 
under the order of the authority of the Senate of February 14, 
2008, the following three bills were introduced, as follows: S. 
2655-2657. On Monday, February 25, 2008, the following nine bills 
and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 2658-S. 2666 
and S. Res. 458-459. Page S1121
  
  The online version was corrected to read: Measures Introduced: 
On Friday, February 15, 2008, under the order of the authority of 
the Senate of February 14, 2008, the following three bills were 
introduced, as follows: S. 2655-2657. On Monday, February 25, 
2008, the following nine bills and three resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 2658-S. 2666 and S. Res. 458-460. Page 
S1121


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

Measures Reported:
 Reported on Friday, February 22, during the adjournment:
   S. 2324, to amend the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) 
to enhance the Offices of the Inspectors General, to create a Council 
of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, with amendments. 
(S. Rept. No. 110-262)
Page S1121
 Reported on Monday, February 25, 2008:
   S. 2142, to amend title 38, United States Code, to require the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs to reimburse veterans receiving emergency 
treatment in non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities for such 
treatment until such veterans are transferred to Department facilities, 
with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 110-263)
Page S1121
  S. 2450, to amend the Federal Rules of Evidence to address the waiver 
of the attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine. (S. 
Rept. No. 110-264)
Page S1121
   Report to accompany S. 2045, to reform the Consumer Product Safety 
Commission to provide greater protection for children's products, to 
improve the screening of noncompliant consumer products, to improve the 
effectiveness of consumer product recall programs. (S. Rept. No. 110-
265)
Page S1121
Measures Passed:
  Northern Illinois University Shooting: Senate agreed to S. Res. 458, 
expressing the condolences of the Senate to those affected by the 
devastating shooting incident of February 14, 2008, at Northern 
Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.
  Pages S1100-01
  Senate Legal Representation: Senate agreed to S. Res. 460, to 
authorize representation by the Senate Legal Counsel in the case of 
National Association of Manufacturers v. Taylor, et al.
  Page S1145
Measures Considered:
 Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments: Senate resumed 
consideration of S. 1200, to amend the Indian Health Care Improvement 
Act to revise and extend the Act, taking action on the following 
amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S1101-14, S1146
 Adopted:
   By 78 yeas to 11 nays (Vote No. 29), Murkowski (for DeMint) 
Amendment No. 4070 (to Amendment No. 3899), of a perfecting nature. 
                                                             Page S1109
   Dorgan (for Thune) Amendment No. 4021 (to Amendment No. 3899), to 
require a study of tribal justice systems.
Page S1113
   Dorgan (for Johnson) Modified Amendment No. 4019 (to Amendment No. 
3899), to provide for testimony by Service employees in cases of rape 
and sexual assault.
Page S1113
 Withdrawn:
   Murkowski (for DeMint) Amendment No. 4073 (to Amendment No. 3899), 
of a perfecting nature.
Pages S1109-10
 Pending:
   Vitter Amendment No. 3896 (to Amendment No. 3899), to modify a 
section relating to limitation on use of funds appropriated to the 
Service.
Pages S1101, S1113-14
   Dorgan Amendment No. 3899, in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                             Page S1101
   Smith Amendment No. 3897 (to Amendment No. 3899), to modify a 
provision relating to development of innovative approaches. 
                                                  Pages S1101, S1110-13

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   Murkowski (for DeMint) Amendment No. 4015 (to Amendment No. 3899), 
to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish an 
Indian health savings account demonstration project.
                                                             Page S1101
   Murkowski (for DeMint) Amendment No. 4066 (to Amendment No. 3899), 
of a perfecting nature.
                                                             Page S1101
   During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
   By 85 yeas to 2 nays (Vote No. 28), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed 
to the motion to close further debate on the Dorgan Amendment No. 3899 
(listed above).
Page S1109
   Chair sustained a point of order that DeMint Amendment No. 4080 (to 
Amendment No. 4070), to rescind funds appropriated by the Consolidated 
Appropriations Act, 2008, for the City of Berkeley, California, and any 
entities located in such city, and to provide that such funds shall be 
transferred to the Operations and Maintenance, Marine Corps account of 
the Department of Defense for the purposes of recruiting, was not 
germane to the bill, and the amendment thus fell.
Page S1109
   A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that Senate 
continue consideration of the bill at approximately 10 a.m. on Tuesday 
February 26, 2008; that the Chairman and Ranking Member of the 
Committee on Indian Affairs each have 10 minutes of debate; that the 
voting sequence be as follows:
   Vitter Amendment No. 3896,
   Smith Amendment No. 3897,
   Murkowski (for DeMint) Amendment No. 4015, and
   Murkowski (for DeMint) Amendment No. 4066; that upon disposition of 
all pending amendments, Dorgan Amendment No. 3899, as amended be agreed 
to, the bill as amended be read a third time, and Senate vote on 
passage of the bill; provided further, that the cloture motion on the 
bill be withdrawn, with no debate time in order except for the 2 
minutes prior to each vote; that after the first vote, vote time be 
limited to 10 minutes each; that the other provisions of the February 
14, 2008 order of the Senate remain in effect.
Pages S1112-13
 Troop Redeployment: Senate began consideration of the motion to 
proceed to consideration of S. 2633, to provide for the safe 
redeployment of United States troops from Iraq.
   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, February 14, 
2008, a vote on cloture will occur at 2:50 p.m. on Tuesday, February 
26, 2008.
Pages S1144-45
   A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at 2:30 
p.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2008, Senate continue consideration of 
the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 2663, to provide for the 
safe redeployment of United States troops from Iraq; that there be 20 
minutes of debate prior to a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on 
the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, the time be divided 
and controlled between the Majority and Republican Leaders, and that 
the Majority Leader control the final 10 minutes prior to the vote; 
provided further, that the other provisions of the February 14, 2008 
order of the Senate remain in effect.
   Subsequently, the motion to proceed was withdrawn.
Page S1145
 Global Strategic Report: Senate began consideration of the motion to 
proceed to consideration of S. 2634, to require a report setting forth 
the global strategy of the United States to combat and defeat al Qaeda 
and its affiliates.
   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, February 14, 
2008, a vote on cloture will occur at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 
26, 2008.
   Subsequently, the motion to proceed was withdrawn.
Page S1145
 Washington's Farewell Address: Senator Pryor performed the traditional 
reading of Washington's Farewell Address.
  Pages S1093-98
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
   Scot A. Marciel, of California, for the rank of Ambassador during 
his tenure of service as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East 
Asian and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Affairs.
   Donald E. Booth, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Zambia.
   Nancy E. McEldowney, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Bulgaria.
   Stephen George McFarland, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Republic 
of Guatemala.
   Gillian Arlette Milovanovic, of Pennsylvania, to be Ambassador to 
the Republic of Mali.
   Carol Dillon Kissal, of Maryland, to be Inspector General, Small 
Business Administration.
   Joseph A. Benkert, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of 
Defense.
   1 Army nomination in the rank of general.
   1 Marine Corps nomination in the rank of general.

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   2 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.
Pages S1146-47
Messages from the House:
  Page S1118
Measures Referred:
  Page S1118
Measures Placed on the Calendar:
  Page S1118
Measures Read the First Time:
  Pages S1118, S1145
Executive Communications:
  Pages S1118-21
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S1121-24
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S1124-44
Additional Statements:
  Pages S1116-17
Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
  Page S1144
Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S1144
Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--29) 
                                                             Page S1109
Adjournment: Senate convened at 3 p.m. and adjourned at 7:35 p.m., 
until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2008. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on pages S1145-
46.)


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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
SUBCOMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: On January 24, 
committee announced the following subcommittee assignments:
Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment: Senators Reed 
(RI) (Chairman), Menendez, Johnson, Schumer, Bayh, Casey, Akaka, 
Tester, Allard, Enzi, Bennett, Hagel, Bunning, Crapo, and Corker;
Subcommittee on Financial Institutions: Senators Johnson (Chairman), 
Tester, Menendez, Akaka, Reed (RI), Schumer, Bayh, Carper, Hagel, 
Bennett, Allard, Bunning Crapo, Dole, and Corker;
Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development: 
Senators Schumer (Chairman), Akaka, Casey, Reed (RI), Carper, Brown, 
Tester, Crapo, Dole, Martinez, Allard, Enzi, and Hagel;
Subcommittee on Economic Policy: Senators Carper (Chairman), Brown, and 
Bunning;
Subcommittee on Security and International Trade and Finance: Senators 
Bayh (Chairman), Brown, Johnson, Casey, Dodd, Martinez, Enzi, Dole, and 
Bennett.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on the Judiciary: On Thursday, February 21, committee 
concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Catharina Haynes, of 
Texas, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit, John A. 
Mendez, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of 
California, and Stanley Thomas Anderson, to be United States District 
Judge for the Western District of Tennessee, after the nominees 
testified and answered questions in their own behalf.


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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 10 public bills, H.R.5478-
5487; and 6 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 302-303; and H. Res. 994-997 were 
introduced.
  Pages H1030-31
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H1031-32
Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows:
  H.R. 5264, to extend certain trade preference programs, with 
amendments (H. Rept. 110-529).
Page H1030
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Expressing support for the designation of the week of March 3-7, 
2008, as ``School Social Work Week'': H. Res. 978, to express support 
for the designation of the week of March 3-7, 2008, as ``School Social 
Work Week'' to promote awareness of the vital role of school social 
workers in schools, and in the community as a whole, in helping 
students prepare for their future as productive citizens, by a \2/3\ 
yea-and-nay vote of 379 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 69; 
                                               Pages H1006-07, H1013-14
  Supporting the goals and ideals of ``Career and Technical Education 
Month'': H. Res. 930, amended, to support the goals and ideals of 
``Career and Technical Education Month'', by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote 
of 380 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 70; 
                                               Pages H1007-10, H1014-15
  Honoring the service and accomplishments of Lieutenant General Russel 
L. Honore, United States Army, for his 37 years of service on behalf of 
the United States: H. Res. 944, amended, to honor the service and 
accomplishments of Lieutenant General Russel L. Honore, United States 
Army, for his 37 years of service on behalf of the United States, by a 
\2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 380 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 
71; and
  Pages H1010-13, H1015
  Providing for the continued minting and issuance of certain $1 coins 
in 2008: H.R. 5478, to provide for the continued minting and issuance 
of certain $1 coins in 2008.
  Page H1013
Recess: The House recessed at 4:50 p.m. and reconvened at 6:30 p.m. 
                                                             Page H1013
Moment of Silence: The House observed a moment of silence in honor of 
the victims of the shooting on the campus of Northern Illinois 
University on February 14, 2008.
  Page H1014
Dismissing the election contest relating to the office of 
Representative from the Thirteenth Congressional District of Florida--
Order of Business: The House agreed by unanimous consent that it be in 
order at any time to consider H. Res. 989, dismissing the election 
contest relating to the office of Representative from the Thirteenth 
Congressional District of Florida; that the resolution be considered as 
read; and that the previous question shall be considered as ordered on 
the resolution to its adoption without intervening motion except ten 
minutes of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chairman and 
the Ranking Minority Member of the Committee on House Administration, 
or their designees.
  Pages H1016-17
Dismissing the election contest relating to the office of 
Representative from the Thirteenth Congressional District of Florida: 
The House agreed to H. Res. 989, dismissing the election contest 
relating to the office of Representative from the Thirteenth 
Congressional District of Florida, by voice vote.
  Page H1017
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and 
subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H1006.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes developed during the 
proceedings of today and appear on pages H1013-14, H1014-15 and H1015. 
There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 4 p.m. and adjourned at 9:55 p.m.


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Committee Meetings
RAILROAD ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT ACT OF 2007
Committee on the Judiciary: Task Force on Antitrust and Competition 
Policy held a hearing on H.R. 1650, Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act 
of 2007. Testimony was heard from Representative Baldwin; and public 
witnesses.


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Daily Digest/NEW PUBLIC LAWS

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                            NEW PUBLIC LAWS

      (For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D151)
  H.R. 4253, to improve and expand small business assistance programs 
for veterans of the armed forces and military reservists, and for other 
purposes. Signed on February 14, 2008. (Public Law 110-186)
  H.R. 3541, to eliminate the automatic removal of telephone numbers 
registered on the Federal ``do-not-call'' registry. Signed on February 
15, 2008. (Public Law 110-187)

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  S. 781, to extend the authority of the Federal Trade Commission to 
collect Do-Not-Call Registry fees to fiscal years after fiscal year 
2007. Signed on February 15, 2008. (Public Law 110-188)


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2008-02-26

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           COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2008

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Interior, 
Environment, and Related Agencies, to hold oversight hearings to 
examine the oil, gas, and mineral revenue programs managed by the 
Department of the Interior, 10 a.m., SD-124.
  Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine the 
defense authorization request for fiscal year 2009 for the 
Department of the Army, and the future years defense program, 9:30 
a.m., SH-216.
  Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: to hold an oversight 
hearing to examine U.S. oil inventory policies, focusing on the 
Department of Energy's Strategic Petroleum Reserve Project 
Management Office policies, 10 a.m., SD-366.
  Committee on Finance: to hold hearings to examine the economic and 
fiscal conditions of the States, 10 a.m., SD-215.
  Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold closed hearings to 
examine certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH-219.


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Daily Digest/CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

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                      CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

               Week of February 25 through March 1, 2008

                             Senate Chamber

   On Tuesday, at approximately 10:00 a.m., Senate will continue 
consideration of S. 1200, Indian Health Care Improvement Act 
Amendments, and vote on the pending amendments and on passage of the 
bill. At 2:50 p.m., Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on 
the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 2633, Troop Redeployment, 
following which, Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on 
the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 2634, Global Strategy 
Report.
   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 Appropriations: February 26, Subcommittee on 
Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, to hold oversight 
hearings to examine the oil, gas, and mineral revenue programs 
managed by the Department of the Interior, 10 a.m., SD-124.
  February 27, Subcommittee on Defense, to hold hearings to examine 
proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2009 for the U.S. Army, 
Department of Defense, 10:30 a.m., SD-192.
  February 28, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food 
and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, to hold hearings to 
examine the recent Hallmark/Westland meat recall, 2 p.m., SD-192.
  Committee on Armed Services: February 26, to hold hearings to 
examine the defense authorization request for fiscal year 2009 for 
the Department of the Army, and the future years defense program, 
9:30 a.m., SH-216.
  February 27, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the 
current and future worldwide threats to the national security of the 
United States; with the possibility of a closed session in S-407 
following the open session, 9:30 a.m., SD-106.
  February 27, Subcommittee on Personnel, to hold hearings to 
examine the defense authorization request for fiscal year 2009 for 
the Active component, Reserve component, civilian personnel 
programs, and the future years defense program, 3 p.m., SR-232A.
  February 28, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the 
defense authorization request for fiscal year 2009 for Department of 
the Navy, and the future years defense program; with the possibility 
of a closed session in SR-222 immediately following the open 
session, 9:30 a.m., SH-216.
  February 28, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the 
defense authorization request for fiscal year 2009, for the 
Department of the Navy, and the future years defense program; with 
the possibility of a closed session in SR-222 immediately following 
the open session, 9:30 a.m., SH-216.
  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: February 28, to 
hold hearings to examine the semiannual monetary policy report to 
the Congress, 10 a.m., SD-538.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: February 27, 
Subcommittee on Space, Aeronautics, and Related Agencies, to hold 
hearings to examine the President's proposed budget request for 
fiscal year 2009 for the National Space and Aeronautics 
Administration (NASA), 2:30 p.m., SR-253.
  February 28, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the 
President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2009 for the 
Department of Transportation, 10 a.m., SR-253.
  Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: February 26, to hold an 
oversight hearing to examine U.S. oil inventory policies, focusing 
on the Department of Energy's Strategic Petroleum Reserve Project 
Management Office policies, 10 a.m., SD-366.
  February 27, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the 
nominations of Stanley C. Suboleski, of Virginia, to be an Assistant 
Secretary of Energy (Fossil Energy), and J. Gregory Copeland, of 
Texas, to be General Counsel, both of the Department of Energy, 9:45 
a.m., SD-366.
  February 27, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests, to hold 
hearings to examine S. 2229, to withdraw certain Federal land in the 
Wyoming Range from leasing and provide an opportunity to retire 
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Wyoming Range, S. 2379, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior 
to cancel certain grazing leases on land in Cascade-Siskiyou 
National Monument that are voluntarily waived by the lessees, to 
provide for the exchange of certain Monument land in exchange for 
private land, to designate certain Monument land as wilderness, S. 
832, to provide for the sale of approximately 25 acres of public 
land to the Turnabout Ranch, Escalante, Utah, at fair market value, 
S. 2508 and H.R. 903, bills to provide for a study of options for 
protecting the open space characteristics of certain lands in and 
adjacent to the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests in Colorado, 
S. 2601 and H.R. 1285, bills to require the Secretary of Agriculture 
to convey to King and Kittitas Counties Fire District No. 51 a 
certain parcel of real property for use as a site for a new 
Snoqualmie Pass fire and rescue station, H.R. 523, to require the 
Secretary of the Interior to convey certain public land located 
wholly or partially within the boundaries of the Wells Hydroelectric 
Project of Public Utility District No. 1 of DouglasCounty, 
Washington, to the utility district, and H.R. 838, to provide for 
the conveyance of the Bureau of Land Management parcels known as the 
White Acre and Gambel Oak properties and related real property to 
Park City, Utah, 2:30 p.m., SD-366.
  February 28, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the 
impact of increased minimum wages on the economies of American Samoa 
and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, 9:30 a.m., SD-
366.
  February 28, Subcommittee on Water and Power, to hold hearings to 
examine S. 177 and H.R. 2085, bills to authorize the Secretary of 
the Interior to convey to the McGee Creek Authority certain 
facilities of the McGee Creek Project, Oklahoma, S. 1473 and H.R. 
1855, bills to authorize the Secretary of the Interior, acting 
through the Bureau of Reclamation, to enter into a cooperative 
agreement with the Madera Irrigation District for purposes of 
supporting the Madera Water Supply Enhancement Project, S. 1474 and 
H.R. 1139, bills to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to plan, 
design and construct facilities to provide water for irrigation, 
municipal, domestic, and other uses from the Bunker Hill Groundwater 
Basin, Santa Ana River, California, S. 1929, to authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Commissioner of 
Reclamation, to conduct a feasibility study of water augmentation 
alternatives in the Sierra Vista Subwatershed, S. 2370, to clear 
title to certain real property in New Mexico associated with the 
Middle Rio Grande Project, and H.R. 2381, to promote Department of 
the Interior efforts to provide a scientific basis for the 
management of sediment and nutrient loss in the Upper Mississippi 
River Basin, 2 p.m., SD-366.
  Committee on Environment and Public Works: February 27, to hold 
hearings to examine the President's proposed budget request for 
fiscal year 2009 for the Environmental Protection Agency, 10 a.m., 
SD-406.
  February 28, Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety, to hold 
oversight hearings to examine the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
focusing on the security of the nuclear power plants in the United 
States, 10 a.m., SD-406.
  Committee on Finance: February 26, to hold hearings to examine the 
economic and fiscal conditions of the States, 10 a.m., SD-215.
  February 28, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the real 
estate market, focusing on building a strong economy, 10 a.m., SD-
215.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: February 28, to hold hearings to 
examine the policy options of the United States in post-election 
Pakistan, 9:30 a.m., SD-419.
  February 28, Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign 
Assistance, Economic Affairs and International Environmental 
Protection, to hold hearings to examine international deforestation 
and climate change adaptation, 2:30 p.m., SD-419.
  Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: February 27, 
business meeting to consider S. 579, to amend the Public Health 
Service Act to authorize the Director of the National Institute of 
Environmental Health Sciences to make grants for the development and 
operation of research centers regarding environmental factors that 
may be related to the etiology of breast cancer, S. 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, S. 999, to amend the 
Public Health Service Act to improve stroke prevention, diagnosis, 
treatment, and rehabilitation, S. 1760, to amend the Public Health 
Service Act with respect to the Healthy Start Initiative, H.R. 20, 
to provide for research on, and services for individuals with, 
postpartum depression and psychosis, and 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, and any pending 
nominations, 10 a.m., SD-430.
  Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: February 
27, to hold hearings to examine U.S. reliance on private security 
firms in overseas operations, 10 a.m., SD-342.
  February 29, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, 
the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, to hold 
hearings to examine government-wide intelligence community 
management reforms, focusing on ensuring effective Congressional 
oversight and the role of the Government Accountability Office, 10 
a.m., SD-342.
  Committee on Indian Affairs: February 27, to hold hearings to 
examine S. 2232, to direct the Secretary of Commerce to establish a 
demonstration program to adapt the lessons of providing foreign aid 
to underdeveloped economies to the provision of Federal economic 
development assistance to certain similarly situated individuals, 
9:30 a.m., SR-485.
  Committee on the Judiciary: February 27, to hold hearings to 
examine S. 2041, to amend the False Claims Act, focusing on 
strengthening the government's most effective tool against fraud for 
the 21st century, 10 a.m., SD-226.
  February 27, Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs, to hold hearings to 
examine supporting the front line in the

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fight against crime, focusing on restoring federal funding for state 
and local law enforcement, 2 p.m., SD-226.
  February 28, Full Committee, business meeting to consider S. 2304, 
to amend title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act 
of 1968 to provide grants for the improved mental health treatment 
and services provided to offenders with mental illnesses, S. 2449, 
to amend chapter 111 of title 28, United States Code, relating to 
protective orders, sealing of cases, disclosures of discovery 
information in civil actions, S. 352, to provide for media coverage 
of Federal court proceedings, S. 2136, to address the treatment of 
primary mortgages in bankruptcy, S. 2133, to authorize bankruptcy 
courts to take certain actions with respect to mortgage loans in 
bankruptcy, S. 2041, to amend the False Claims Act, and the 
nominations of Kevin J. O'Connor, of Connecticut, to be Associate 
Attorney General, and Gregory G. Katsas, of Massachusetts, to be an 
Assistant Attorney General, both of the Department of Justice, Brian 
Stacy Miller, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern 
District of Arkansas, and James Randal Hall, to be United States 
District Judge for the Southern District of Georgia, 10 a.m., SD-
226.
  February 28, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine 
weaknesses in the visa waiver program, focusing on possible 
safeguards needed to protect the United States of America, 2:30 
p.m., SD-226.
  Committee on Rules and Administration: February 27, to hold 
hearings to examine protecting voters in the United States at the 
polls, focusing on limiting abusive robocalls and vote caging 
practices, 10 a.m., SR-301.
  Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship: February 27, to 
hold hearings to examine the President's proposed budget request for 
fiscal year 2009 for the Small Business Administration, 10 a.m., SR-
428A.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs: February 27, to hold hearings to 
review veterans' disability compensation, focusing on expert work on 
post-traumatic stress disorder and other issues, 9:30 a.m., SH-216.
  Select Committee on Intelligence: February 26, to hold closed 
hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH-219.
  February 27, Full Committee, closed business meeting to consider 
pending calendar business, 2:30 p.m., SH-219.
  February 28, Full Committee, to hold closed hearings to examine 
certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH-219.
  Special Committee on Aging: February 27, to hold hearings to 
examine issues relative to surgeons, focusing on conflicts and 
consultant payments in the medical device industry, 10:30 a.m., SD-
628.


                            House Committees

  Committee on Agriculture, February 27, to consider Budget Views 
and Estimates for Fiscal Year 2009 for submission to the Committee 
on the Budget, 12 p.m., 1300 Longworth.
  Committee on Appropriations, February 26, Subcommittee on 
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, on Office of 
Science and Technology Policy, 10 a.m., and on International Trade 
Commission, 2 p.m., B-309 Rayburn.
  February 26, Subcommittee on Defense, executive, on Missile 
Defense Agency, 10 a.m., H-140 Capitol.
  February 26, Subcommittee on Homeland Security, on Immigration 
Enforcement Issues, including Comprehensive Identification and 
Removal of Criminal Aliens and Students and Exchange Visitor Program 
fee increases--Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 10 a.m., 2359 
Rayburn.
  February 26, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related 
Agencies, on Environmental Protection Agency, 1:30 p.m., B-308 
Rayburn.
  February 26, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, 
Education and Related Agencies, on Secretary of Education, 10 a.m., 
and an Overview hearing on Opportunities Lost and Costs to Society: 
The Social and Economic Burden of Inadequate Education, Training and 
Workforce Development, 2 p.m., 2359 Rayburn.
  February 26, Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans' 
Affairs and Related Agencies, on American Battle Commission, 1:30 
p.m.; on Arlington National Cemetery and United States Soldiers' and 
Airmen's Home National Cemetery, 2:15 p.m., on Armed Forces 
Retirement Income, 2:45 p.m., and on United States Court of Appeals 
for Veterans' Claims, 3:15 p.m., H-143 Capitol.
  February 26, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and 
Related Programs, on Fiscal Year 2009 Budget-Millennium Challenge 
Account, 10 a.m., 2362-A Rayburn.
  February 26, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban 
Development, and Related Agencies, on Federal Railroad 
Administration and National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK), 
10 a.m., 2358-A Rayburn.
  February 27, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food 
and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, on Drug Safety, 10 
a.m., 2362-A Rayburn.
  February 27, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and 
Related Agencies, on National Science Board/National Science 
Foundation, 9:30 a.m., H-309 Rayburn.
  February 27, Subcommittee on Defense, on Shipbuilding, 10 a.m., H-
140 Capitol.
  February 27, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and 
Related Agencies, on Bureau of Reclamation Commission, 10 a.m., 
2362-B Rayburn.
  February 27, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General 
Government, on Election Administration, 10 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.
  February 27, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related 
Agencies, on Bureau of Land Management, 10 a.m., B-308 Rayburn.
  February 27, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, 
Education and Related Agencies, on Department of Health and Human 
Services, 10 a.m., 2358-C Rayburn.
  February 27, Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans 
Affairs, and Related Agencies, on Office of Inspector General, 1:30 
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  February 27, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and 
Related Agencies, on Fiscal Year 2009 Budget, U.S. Agency for 
International Development, 10 a.m., 2358-A Rayburn.
  February 28, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food 
and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, on Inspector General, 
10 a.m., 2362-A Rayburn.
  February 28, Subcommittee on Defense, on Defense Health Program, 
10 a.m., and on National Guard and Reserve Issues, 1:30 p.m., H-140 
Capitol.
  February 28, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and 
Related Agencies, on Department of Energy, 9 a.m., 2362-B Rayburn.
  February 28, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General 
Government, on Consumer Protection in Financial Services, 10 a.m., 
2220 Rayburn.
  February 28, Subcommittee on Homeland Security, on Improving the 
Efficiency of the Aviation Security System--TSA, GAO, American 
Airlines, and Washington Metropolitan Airport Authority, 10 a.m., 
2359 Rayburn.
  February 28, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related 
Agencies, on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service- and U.S. Geological 
Survey, 10 a.m., B-308 Rayburn.
  February 28, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, 
Education and Related Agencies, on Reducing the Disability Backlog 
at the Social Security Administration/Fiscal Year 2009 Budget 
Overview, 10 a.m., 2358-C Rayburn.
  February 28, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and 
Related Programs, on Fiscal Year 2009 Budget-State Operations, 
Embassy Baghdad, 10 a.m., B-318 Rayburn.
  February 28, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban 
Development, and Related Agencies, on Housing Needs of Special 
Populations (Elderly; Disabled; Homeless; HOPWA), 10 a.m., 2358-A 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Armed Services, February 26, Subcommittee on Military 
Personnel, hearing on the Fiscal Year 2009 National Defense 
Authorization Budget Request on Overview of Recruiting, Retention 
and Compensation, 10 a.m., 2212 Rayburn.
  February 26, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, and the 
Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities, 
joint hearing on Irregular Warfare and Stability Operations: 
Approaches to Interagency Integration, 2 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  February 27, full Committee, hearing on Fiscal Year 2009 National 
Defense Authorization Budget Request from the Department of the Air 
Force, 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  February 27, Subcommittee on Seapower and Expeditionary Forces, 
hearing on Fiscal Year 2009 National Defense Authorization Budget 
Request overview for the United States Marine Corps, 3 p.m., 2212 
Rayburn.
  February 27, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, hearing on U.S. 
Strategic Posture/Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Request for Strategic 
Programs, 2 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  February 28, full Committee, hearing on Fiscal Year 2009 National 
Defense Authorization Budget Request from the Department of the 
Army, 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  February 28, Subcommittee on Readiness, hearing on the Fiscal Year 
2009 National Defense Authorization Budget Request on military 
construction, 1 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Budget, February 27, hearing on Department of 
Defense Fiscal Year 2009 Budget, 10 a.m., and a hearing on 
Department of Health and Human Services Fiscal Year 2009 Budget, 2 
p.m., 210 Cannon.
  February 28, hearing on Members' Day, 10 a.m., 210 Cannon.
  Committee on Education and Labor, February 26, Subcommittee on 
Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions, hearing on H.R. 2703, 
Private Security Officer Employment Authorization Act of 2007, 10:30 
a.m., 2175 Rayburn.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce, February 26, Subcommittee on 
Health, hearing entitled ``Covering Uninsured Kids: Reversing 
Progress Already Made,'' 9:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  February 26, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing 
entitled ``Contaminated Food: Private Sector Accountability,'' 10 
a.m., 2322 Rayburn.
  February 27, Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer 
Protection, entitled ``Drugs in Sports: Compromising the Health of 
Athletes and Undermining the Integrity of Competition,'' 9:30 a.m., 
2123 Rayburn.
  February 27, Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, 
hearing on Wireless Consumer Protection and Community Broadband 
Empowerment, 10 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.
  February 28, full Committee, hearing entitled ``A Review of the 
Department of Health and Human Services Fiscal Year 2009 Budget,'' 
9:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  February 28, Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality, hearing 
entitled ``Climate Change: Competitiveness Concerns and Prospects 
for Engaging Developing Countries,'' 1 p.m., 2322 Rayburn.
  February 28, Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials, 
hearing on S. 742, Ban Asbestos in America Act of 2007 and on other 
proposals to Ban Asbestos in Products, 1:30 p.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services, February 26 and 27, hearings on 
Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy, 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  Committee on Foreign Affairs, February 26, Subcommittee on 
International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight and the 
Subcommittee on Middle East and South Asia, joint briefing on Iraqi 
Refugees: Can the U.S. Do More to Help? 1 p.m., 2255 Rayburn.
  February 27, full Committee, to mark the following measures: 
Global HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 
2008; H. Res. 185, Expressing the sense of the House of 
Representatives regarding the creation of refugee populations in the 
Middle East, North Africa, and the Persian Gulf region as a result 
of human rights violations; H. Res. 854, Expressing the gratitude to 
all member states of the International Commission of the 
International Tracing Service (ITS) on ratifying the May 2006 
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granting open access to vast Holocaust and other World War II 
related archives located in Bad Arolsen, Germany; H. Res. 865, 
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the March 
2007 report of the United Nationals Office on Drugs and Crime and 
the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development makes an 
important contribution to the understanding of the high levels of 
crime and violence in the Caribbean, and that the United States 
should work with Caribbean countries to address crime and violence 
in the region; H. Con. Res. 154, Expressing the sense of Congress 
that the fatal radiation poisoning of Russian dissident and writer 
Alexandria Litvinenko raises significant concerns about the 
potential involvement of elements of the Russian Government in Mr. 
Litvinenko's death and about the security and proliferation of 
radioactive materials; H. Con. Res. 255, Expressing the sense of 
Congress regarding the United States commitment to preservation of 
religious and cultural sites and condemning instances where sites 
are desecrated; and H. Con. Res. 278, Supporting Taiwan's fourth 
direct and democratic presidential elections in March 2008, 9:30 
a.m., 2175 Rayburn.
  February 27, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health, hearing on 
Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis: Assessing the U.S. Response to an 
Emerging Global Threat, 2:30 p.m., 2255 Rayburn.
  February 27, Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and the Global 
Environment, hearing and briefing on Climate Change and Vulnerable 
Societies: A Post-Bali Overview, 2 p.m., 340 Cannon.
  February 28, Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human 
Rights, and Oversight, hearing on Status of Forces in Agreements and 
UN Mandates: What Authorities and Protections Do They Provide to 
U.S. Personnel? 9:30 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.
  Committee on Homeland Security, February 26, hearing on the 
Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Act of 2008, 10 a.m., 311 Cannon.
  February 26, Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing, 
and Terrorism Risk Assessment, hearing entitled ``Homeland Security 
Intelligence at a Crossroads: the Office of Intelligence and 
Analysis' Vision for 2008,'' 4 p.m., 311 Cannon.
  February 27, Subcommittee on Border, Maritime and Global 
Counterterrorism and the Subcommittee on Management, Investigations 
and Oversight, joint hearing entitled `` Project 28: Lessons Learned 
and the Future of SBInet,'' 10 a.m., 311 Cannon.
  February 28, full Committee, hearing entitled ``The Cyber 
Initiative,'' 10 a.m., 311 Cannon.
  Committee on the Judiciary, February 26, Subcommittee on 
Commercial and Administrative Law, to consider a resolution 
authorizing the Chairman to issue a subpoena to former Attorney 
General John Ashcroft for testimony and related documents at a 
hearing before the Subcommittee regarding deferred prosecution 
agreements and independent corporate monitors; followed by an 
oversight hearing on the Implementation of the U.S. Department of 
Justice's Special Counsel Regulations, 1 p.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  February 26, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and 
Civil Liberties, to consider a resolution authorizing the Chairman 
of the Committee to issue a subpoena to J. Kenneth Blackwell for 
testimony and related documents at a hearing before the Subcommittee 
regarding voter suppression; followed by an oversight hearing on 
Voter Suppression, 9:25 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  February 26, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland 
Security, hearing on Cracked Justice--Addressing the Unfairness in 
Cocaine Sentencing, 2 p.m., 2237 Rayburn.
  February 26, Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, 
Border Security, and International Law, to meet to request 
Department of Homeland Security Departmental Reports on the 
beneficiaries of private relief measures, 11 a.m., 2237 Rayburn.
  February 27, Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and 
Intellectual Property, oversight hearing on the U.S. Patent and 
Trademark Office, 1:30 p.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Committee on Natural Resources, February 26, Subcommittee on 
Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans, oversight hearing entitled ``The 
fiscal year 2009 budget request for the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the United States Fish and 
Wildlife Service (FWS), 2 p.m., 1334 Longworth.
  February 26, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public 
Lands, hearing on H.R. 5151, Wild Monongahela Act: A National Legacy 
for West Virginia's Special Places, 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.
  February 26, Subcommittee on Water and Power, oversight hearing on 
the Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Requests for the Bureau of Reclamation, 
the Water Resources Division of the United States Geological Survey, 
and the Federal Power Marketing Administrations, 2 p.m., 1324 
Longworth.
  February 27, full Committee, oversight hearing on the Department 
of Interior's recently released guidance on taking land into trust 
for Indian Tribes and its ramifications, 11 a.m., 1324 Longworth.
  February 27, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public 
Lands, oversight hearing on the Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Requests for 
the National Park Service, Forest Service and the Bureau of Land 
Management, 2 p.m., 1324 Longworth.
  February 28, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, 
oversight hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2009 Budget for the 
Minerals Management Service, the Bureau of Land Management, Energy 
and Minerals programs, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and 
Enforcement, the Minerals programs, the Office of Surface Mining 
Reclamation and Enforcement, the Minerals and Geology Program of the 
Forest Service, and the United States Geological Survey, except for 
the activities and programs of the Water Resources Division, 10 
a.m., 1324 Longworth.
  February 28, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans, 
hearing on the following bills: H.R. 3223, Keep Our Waterfronts 
Working Act of 2007; H.R. 5451, Coastal Zone Reauthorization Act of 
2009; H.R. 5452, Coastal State Renewable Energy Promotion Act of 
2008;

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and H.R. 5453, Coastal State Climate Change Planning Act of 2008, 10 
a.m., 1334 Longworth.
  February 28, Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, oversight hearing on 
the Fiscal Year 2009 budget request for the Department of Interior's 
Office of Insular Affairs, 1 p.m., 1324 Longworth.
  Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, February 26, hearing 
on Electronic Records Preservation at the White House; followed by 
consideration of the following: Committee Budget Views and Estimates 
for Fiscal Year 2009 for submission to the Committee on the Budget; 
H. Con. Res. 286, Expressing the sense of Congress that Earl Lloyd 
should be recognized and honored for breaking the color barrier and 
becoming the first African American to play in the National 
Basketball Association League 58 years ago; H. Con. Res. 292, 
Honoring Margaret Truman Daniel and her lifetime of accomplishments; 
H. Res. 537, Expressing support for the designation and goals of 
National 9-1-1 Educational Month, and for other purposes; H.R. 3196, 
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service 
located at 20 Sussex Street in Port Jervis, New York, as the ``E. 
Arthur Gray Post Office Building''; H.R. 4166, To designate the 
facility of the United States Postal Service located at 701 East 
Copeland Drive in Lebanon, Missouri, as the ``Steve W. Allee Carrier 
Annex''; H.R. 4774, To designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 10250 John Saunders Road in San Antonio, 
Texas, as the ``Cyndi Taylor Krier Post Office Building''; H.R. 
5168, To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service 
located at 19101 Cortez Boulevard in Brooksville, Florida, as the 
``Cody Crater Post Office Building''; H.R. 5220, To designate the 
facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3800 SW. 
185th Avenue in Beaverton, Oregon, as the ``Major Arthur Chin Post 
Office Building''; and H.R. 5400, to designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 160 East Washington Street 
in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, as the ``Sgt. Michael M. Kashkoush Post 
Office Building,'' 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  February 27, Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization 
and Procurement, hearing on Contracting Reform: Expert 
Recommendations and pending measures, 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  February 27, Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign 
Affairs, hearing on One Year After Walter Reed: An Independent 
Assessment of the Care, Support, and Disability Evaluation for 
Wounded Soldiers, 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  February 28, full Committee, to continue hearings on Executive 
Compensation II: CEO Pay and the Mortgage Crisis, 10 a.m., 2145 
Rayburn.
  February 28, Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service, 
and the District of Columbia, to consider pending business, and to 
hold a hearing on the Implementation of the Postal Accountability 
Enhancement Act of 2006, 2 p.m., 2237 Rayburn.
  Committee on Rules, February 26, to consider H.R. 5351, Renewable 
Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2008, 4 p.m., H-313 
capitol.
  Committee on Science and Technology, February 26, Subcommittee on 
Energy and Environment, hearing on the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration's Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Proposal and 
GAO's Report on the Aviation Weather Service, 1 p.m., 2318 Rayburn.
  February 26, Subcommittee on Science and Education, oversight 
hearing on the NSF, 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.
  February 27, full Committee, to markup the following bills: H.R. 
3916, To provide for the next generation of border and maritime 
security technologies; H.R. 4847, U.S. Fire Administration 
Reauthorization Act of 2008; and H.R. 5161, Green Transportation 
Infrastructure Research and Technology Transfer Act, 10 a.m., 2318 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Small Business, February 26, hearing entitled ``State 
Strategies to Expand Health Insurance Coverage for Small 
Businesses,'' 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.
  February 26, Subcommittee on Contracting and Technology, hearing 
entitled ``Plain Language in Paperwork--The Benefits to Small 
Business,'' 2 p.m., 2360 Rayburn.
  February 27, full Committee, to consider Committee Budget Views 
and Estimates for Fiscal Year 2009 for submission to the Committee 
on the Budget, 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.
  February 28, full Committee, hearing entitled ``Improving the 
Paperwork Reduction Act for Small Businesses,'' 10 a.m., 2360 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, February 26, 
Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, hearing on 
Fiscal Year 2009 Budget: Coast Guard, Federal Maritime Commission 
and Maritime Administration, 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs, February 26, Subcommittee on 
Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, hearing on Revising the 
VA Schedule of Rating Disabilities, 2 p.m., 334 Cannon.
  February 27, Subcommittee on Health, hearing on VA Construction 
Authorization, 10 a.m., 334 Cannon.
  February 28, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, hearing on 
Subprime Mortgage Crisis and America's Veterans, 1 p.m., 334 Cannon.
  February 28, Subcommittee on Health, hearing on Mental Health 
Treatment for Families: Supporting Those Who Support our Veterans, 
10 a.m,. 334 Cannon.
  Committee on Ways and Means, February 27, Subcommittee on Income 
Security and Family Support, hearing on Improving the Child Welfare 
System, 10 a.m., B-318 Rayburn.
  February 28, Subcommittee on Health, hearing on Medicare 
Advantage, 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.
  Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, February 26, 
executive, briefing on Cyber Initiative, 11 a.m., H-405 Capitol.
  February 27, Subcommittee on Intelligence Community Management, 
hearing on Security Clearances, 9:30 a.m., 340 Cannon.
  February 27, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Human Intelligence, 
Analysis and Counterintelligence, executive, briefing on Hot Spots, 
8:45 a.m., H-405 Capitol.
  February 28, full Committee, executive, briefing on FISA, 12:30 
p.m., and, executive, meeting on FY 09 Budget, 2 p.m., H-405 
Capitol.

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  Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, 
February 26, hearing entitled ``Food for Thought: Sustainability 
from Counter to Compost,'' 2 p.m., 1100 Longworth.


                             Joint Meetings

  Joint Economic Committee: February 28, to hold hearings to examine 
the total economic costs of the war beyond the Federal budget, 9:30 
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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                     10 a.m., Tuesday, February 26

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Tuesday: Senate will continue consideration of S. 1200, 
Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments, and vote on the pending 
amendments and on passage of the bill; following which, there will be a 
period of morning business.
  (Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. for their 
respective party conferences.)

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                    10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 26

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Tuesday: Consideration of H.R. 3521--Public Housing Asset 
Management Improvement Act of 2007 (Subject to a Rule).
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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Akin, W. Todd, Mo., E228
Bachmann, Michele, Minn., E231
Bachus, Spencer, Ala., E233
Bordallo, Madeleine Z., Guam, E220
Boyda, Nancy E., Kans., E221
Brown-Waite, Ginny, Fla., E223, E226
Castle, Michael N., Del., E230
Cohen, Steve, Tenn., E227
Cramer, Robert E. (Bud), Jr., Ala., E233
Cummings, Elijah E., Md., E229
DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E229
Diaz-Balart, Mario, Fla., E231
Ellison, Kieth, Minn., E228
Engel, Eliot L., N.Y., E225, E226
Fox, Virginia, N.C., E222
Graves, Sam, Mo., E219, E226, E232
Hensarling, Jeb, Tex., E223
Hodes, Paul W., N.H., E221
Hoyer, Steny H., Md., E228
Jones, Stephanie Tubbs, Ohio, E220
Kanjorski, Paul E., Pa., E225
Lee, Barbara, Calif., E219
McGovern, James P., Mass., E229, E231
Meek, Kendrick B., Fla., E231
Mitchell, Harry E., Ariz., E219, E221, E226
Moran, Jerry, Kans., E228
Murphy, Patrick J., Pa., E222
Myrick, Sue Wilkins, N.C., E223
Neugebauer, Randy, Tex., E227, E230, E232
Norton, Eleanor Holmes, D.C., E220, E225
Ortiz, Solomon P., Tex., E232
Radanovich, George, Calif., E224
Rangel, Charles B., N.Y., E229, E231
Rehberg, Dennis R., Mont., E227
Ross, Mike, Ark., E222
Ruppersberger, C.A. Dutch, Md., E221
Schakowsky, Janice D., Ill., E222, E225
Schiff, Adam B., Calif., E219
Simpson, Michael K., Idaho, E223
Smith, Adrian, Nebr., E227
Tancredo, Thomas G., Colo., E219
Udall, Tom, N.M., E225
Van Hollen, Chris, Md., E220
Westmoreland, Lynn A., Mac, Ga., E224


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