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Daily Digest/Senate; Congressional Record Vol. 154, No. 41


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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S1825-S1914
Measures Introduced: Five bills and one resolution were introduced, as 
follows: S. 2740-2744, and S. Res. 479.
  Page S1876
Measures Passed:
  Authorizing Use of Rotunda: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 313, 
authorizing the use of the rotunda of the Capitol for a ceremony to 
honor the 5 years of service and sacrifice of our troops and their 
families in the war in Iraq and to remember those who are serving our 
Nation in Afghanistan and throughout the world.
  Page S1839
  Kendell Frederick Citizenship Assistance Act: Committee on the 
Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. 2516, to 
assist members of the Armed Forces in obtaining United States 
citizenship, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the 
following amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S1891-92
  Brown (for Mikulski) Amendment No. 4177, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Pages S1891-92
  National Funeral Director and Mortician Recognition Day: Committee on 
the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 390, 
designating March 11, 2008, as National Funeral Director and Mortician 
Recognition Day, and the resolution was then agreed to.
  Page S1892
  National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 479, 
designating March 20, 2008, as ``Second Annual National Native HIV/AIDS 
Awareness Day''.
  Pages S1892-93
  Authorizing Use of Rotunda: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 306, 
permitting the use of the Rotunda of the Capitol for a ceremony as part 
of the commemoration of the days of remembrance of victims of the 
Holocaust.
  Page S1893
  Enrollment Correction: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from 
further consideration of H. Con. Res. 270, to make corrections in the 
enrollment of the bill H.R. 1593, and the resolution was then agreed 
to.
  Page S1893
  Second Chance Act: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from 
further consideration of H.R. 1593, to reauthorize the grant program 
for reentry of offenders into the community in the Omnibus Crime 
Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, to improve reentry planning and 
implementation, and the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for 
the President.
  Pages S1893-95
Measures Considered:
Budget Resolution: Senate continued consideration of S. Con. Res. 70, 
setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government 
for fiscal year 2009 and including the appropriate budgetary levels for 
fiscal years 2008 and 2010 through 2013, taking action on the following 
amendments proposed there to:
  Pages S1832-39, S1839-69, S1895-S1909
Pending:
  Baucus Amendment No. 4160, to provide tax relief to middle-class 
families and small businesses, property tax relief to homeowners, 
relief to those whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Hurricanes 
Katrina and Rita, and tax relief to America's troops and veterans. 
                                                         Pages S1839-55
  Graham Amendment No. 4170, to protect families, family farms and 
small businesses by extending the income tax rate structure, raising 
the death tax exemption to $5,000,000 and reducing the maximum death 
tax rate to no more than 35 percent; to keep education affordable by 
extending the college tuition deduction; and to protect senior citizens 
from higher taxes on their retirement income, maintain U.S. financial 
market competitiveness, and promote economic growth by extending the 
lower tax rates on dividends and capital gains.
Pages S1855-69
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the resolution at approximately 9:30 a.m., on 
Wednesday, March 12, 2008, and that Baucus Amendment No. 4160 (listed 
above) remain as the regular order, regardless of the pendency of other 
amendments.
Page S1893
Message from the President: Senate received the following message from 
the President of the United States:

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  Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report on the continuation of the 
national emergency that was declared on March 15, 1995, with respect to 
Iran; which was referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and 
Urban Affairs. (PM-41)
Pages S1874-75
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  William Clifford Smith, of Louisiana, to be a Member of the 
Mississippi River Commission for a term of nine years.
  Rear Admiral Jonathan W. Bailey, NOAA, to be a Member of the 
Mississippi River Commission.
  Mimi Alemayehou, of the District of Columbia, to be United States 
Director of the African Development Bank for a term of five years.
  Kiyo A. Matsumoto, of New York, to be United States District Judge 
for the Eastern District of New York.
  Cathy Seibel, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the 
Southern District of New York.
  1 Army nomination in the rank of general.
  5 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.
  Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Navy.
Pages S1909-14
Messages from the House:
  Page S1875
Measures Referred:
  Page S1875
Measures Placed on the Calendar:
  Pages S1825, S1875
Executive Communications:
  Pages S1875-76
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S1877-78
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S1878-82
Additional Statements:
  Pages S1872-74
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S1882-89
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S1889-90
Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S1890
Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 8:52 p.m., 
until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 12, 2008. (For Senate's program, 
see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings; Congressional Record Vol. 154, No. 41


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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
IRAQ
Committee on Appropriations: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
the effectiveness of the United States efforts to combat corruption, 
waste, fraud, and abuse in Iraq, after receiving testimony from David 
M. Walker, Comptroller General, Government Accountability Office; 
Claude M. Kicklighter, Inspector General, and Stuart W. Bowen, Jr., 
Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, both of the 
Department of Defense; and Radhi Hamza al-Radhi, Commission on Public 
Integrity, Republic of Iraq.
DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION REQUEST
Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
the defense authorization request for fiscal year 2009 for the United 
States Pacific Command and United States Forces in Korea, and the 
future years defense program, after receiving testimony from Admiral 
Timothy J. Keating, USN, Commander, United States Pacific Command, and 
General B.B. Bell, Commander, United Nations Command (UNC), Commander, 
Republic of Korea--United States Combined Forces Command (CFC), and 
Commander, United States Forces Korea (USFK), both of the Department of 
Defense.
NATION'S INFRASTRUCTURE
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded a 
hearing to examine the condition of the nation's infrastructure, 
focusing on proposals for needed improvements, including S. 1926, to 
establish the National Infrastructure Bank to provide funding for 
qualified infrastructure projects, after receiving testimony from David 
G. Mongan, American Society of Civil Engineers, Baltimore, Maryland; 
Felix G. Rohatyn, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and 
Tracy Wolstencroft, Goldman, Sachs, and Co., both of New York, New 
York; and Ron Blackwell, American Federation of Labor and Congress of 
Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), and Janet F. Kavinoky, United 
States Chamber of Commerce, both of Washington, D.C.
U.S. BASIC RESEARCH BUDGET
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on 
Science, Technology, and Innovation concluded a hearing to examine the 
President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2009 to support 
basic research in the United States, after receiving testimony from 
John Marburger III, Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy, 
Executive Office of the President; James M. Turner, Acting Director, 
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce; 
and Arden L. Bement, Jr., Director, National Science Foundation.
CROSS-BORDER TRUCK PILOT PROGRAM
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded 
an oversight hearing to examine the Department of Transportation's 
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Mary E. Peters, Secretary, and Calvin L. Scovel III, Inspector General, 
both of the Department of Transportation; and Jacqueline S. Gillan, 
Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, and Paul D. Cullen, Sr., Owner-
Operator Independent Drivers Association, Inc., both of Washington, 
D.C.
U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS BUDGET
Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee concluded a 
hearing to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal 
year 2009 for the United States Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works 
Program, and the implementation of the Water Resources Development Act 
(WRDA) of 2007 (Public Law 110-114), after receiving testimony from 
John Paul Woodley, Jr., Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil 
Works; and Lieutenant General Robert Van Antwerp, Chief of Engineers, 
United States Army Corps of Engineers.
HORN OF AFRICA
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing 
evaluating United States policy options on the Horn of Africa, after 
receiving testimony from Jendayi Frazer, Assistant Secretary of State 
for African Affairs; Katherine J. Almquist, Assistant Administrator for 
Africa, United States Agency for International Development; Theresa 
Whelan, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs; 
David H. Shinn, George Washington University Elliott School of 
International Affairs, and Lynn Fredriksson, Amnesty International USA, 
both of Washington, D.C.; and Colonel Thomas A. Dempsey, USA (Ret.), 
United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania.
NATO
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), focusing on 
enlargement and effectiveness, after receiving testimony from Daniel 
Fried, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs; 
General John Craddock, U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied 
Commander, Europe, NATO Headquarters, Mons, Belgium; Ronald D. Asmus, 
German Marshall Fund, Brussels, Belgium; and Philip H. Gordon, 
Brookings Institution, Bruce Pitcairn Jackson, Project on Transitional 
Democracies, and James J. Townsend, Jr., Atlantic Council, all of 
Washington, D.C.
LIFE SCIENCES
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee 
concluded a hearing to examine funding of the National Institutes of 
Health, focusing on opportunities in the life sciences and biomedical 
research, after receiving testimony from Drew Gilpin Faust, Harvard 
University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Jill A. Rafael-Fortney, The Ohio 
State University College of Medicine, Columbus; Edward D. Miller, Johns 
Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland; Samuel M. Rankin III, American 
Mathematical Society, Washington, D.C.; and Dana Lewis, Huntsville, 
Alabama.
NOMINATION
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
the nomination of Grace C. Becker, of New York, to be Assistant 
Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice, 
after the nominee, who was introduced by Senator Hatch, testified and 
answered questions in her own behalf.
FAMILIES OF WOUNDED WARRIORS
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense 
cooperation and collaboration, focusing on caring for the families of 
wounded warriors, after receiving testimony from Lynda C. Davis, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Military Personnel Policy, 
Department of Defense; Kristen Day, Chief Consultant, Care Management 
and Social Work, Office of Patient Care Services, Veterans Health 
Administration, and Steven L. Sayers, Clinical Research Psychologist, 
Philadelphia Medical Center, both of the Department of Veterans 
Affairs; Jane Dulin, United States Army Wounded Warrior Program, Elkins 
Park, Pennsylvania; Colonel Peter J. Bunce, USAF (Ret.), Arlington, 
Virginia; Robert Verbeke, Exton, Pennsylvania; and Jackie McMichael, 
Franklinton, North Carolina.
INTELLIGENCE
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee held closed hearings on 
intelligence matters, receiving testimony from officials of the 
intelligence community.
  Committee recessed subject to the call.
  
  
  



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Daily Digest/House of Representatives; Congressional Record Vol. 154, No. 41


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                        House of Representatives

Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 20 public bills, H.R. 5575-
5594; and 6 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 314-315; and H. Res. 1034-1035, 
1037-1038 were introduced.
  Pages H1538-39
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H1539-40
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  Supplemental report on H.R. 5501, to authorize appropriations for 
fiscal years 2009 through 2013 to provide assistance to foreign 
countries to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria (H. Rept. 110-
546, Pt. 2) and
  H. Res. 1036, providing for consideration of the concurrent 
resolution (H. Con. Res. 312) revising the congressional budget for the 
United States Government for fiscal year 2008, establishing the 
congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 
2009, and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 
2010 through 2013.
Pages H1515, H1528
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed 
Representative Solis to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H1447
Recess: The House recessed at 10:48 a.m. and reconvened at noon. 
                                                             Page H1449
Motion to Adjourn: Rejected the Gohmert motion to adjourn by a yea-and-
nay vote of 20 yeas to 364 nays, Roll No. 111.
  Page H1453
Committee Elections: The House agreed to H. Res. 1034, electing the 
following Members to serve on certain standing committees of the House 
of Representatives: Committee on Armed Services: Representative Wittman 
(VA). Committee on Homeland Security: Representative Miller (MI). 
                                                         Pages H1457-58
Motion to Adjourn: Rejected the Westmoreland motion to adjourn by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 6 yeas to 387 nays, Roll No. 112.
  Page H1458
Committee Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Miller (MI), 
wherein she resigned from the Committee on Armed Services, effective 
today.
  Page H1458
Committee Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Wittman (VA), 
wherein he resigned from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, effective 
today.
  Page H1458
Committee Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Sires, wherein 
he resigned from the Committee on Financial Services, effective today. 
                                                             Page H1458
Committee Elections: The House agreed to H. Res. 1035, electing the 
following Members to serve on certain standing committees of the House 
of Representatives: Committee on Foreign Affairs: Representative 
Berman, Chairman. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: 
Representative Sires.
  Page H1459
Discharge Petition: Representative Drake moved to discharge the 
Committees on Homeland Security, the Judiciary, Ways and Means, 
Education and Labor, Oversight and Government Reform, Armed Services, 
Agriculture, and Natural Resources from the consideration of H.R. 4088, 
to provide immigration reform by securing America's borders, clarifying 
and enforcing existing laws, and enabling a practical employer 
verification program (Discharge Petition No. 5).
Supplemental Report: Agreed that the Committee on Foreign Affairs be 
permitted to file a supplemental report on H.R. 5501, to authorize 
appropriations for fiscal years 2009 through 2013 to provide assistance 
to foreign countries to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. 
                                                             Page H1467
Motion to Adjourn: Rejected the Manzullo motion to adjourn by a yea-
and-nay vote of 5 yeas to 388 nays, Roll No. 113.
  Pages H1467-68
Motion to Adjourn: Rejected the Platts motion to adjourn by a yea-and-
nay vote of 4 yeas to 396 nays, Roll No. 114.
  Pages H1499-H1500
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Authorizing the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution to 
construct a greenhouse facility at its museum support facility in 
Suitland, Maryland: H.R. 5492, to authorize the Board of Regents of the 
Smithsonian Institution to construct a greenhouse facility at its 
museum support facility in Suitland, Maryland;
  Pages H1454-55
  Expressing gratitude to all of the member states of the International 
Commission of the International Tracing Service (ITS) on ratifying the 
May 2006 Agreement to amend the 1955 Bonn Accords granting open access 
to vast Holocaust and other World War II related archives located in 
Bad Arolsen, Germany: H. Res. 854, amended, to express gratitude to all 
of the member states of the International Commission of the 
International Tracing Service (ITS) on ratifying the May 2006 Agreement 
to amend the 1955 Bonn Accords granting

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open access to vast Holocaust and other World War II related archives 
located in Bad Arolsen, Germany;
  Pages H1459-62
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``Expressing gratitude to 
all of the member states of the International Commission of the 
International Tracing Service on ratifying the May 2006 Agreement to 
amend the 1955 Bonn Accords granting access to vast Holocaust and other 
World War II related archives located in Bad Arolsen, Germany.''. 
                                                             Page H1462
  Commemorating the 175th anniversary of the special relationship 
between the United States and the Kingdom of Thailand: H. Con. Res. 
290, amended, to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the special 
relationship between the United States and the Kingdom of Thailand; and
                                                         Pages H1462-63
  Recognizing the 187th anniversary of the independence of Greece and 
celebrating Greek and American democracy: H. Res. 1024, amended, to 
recognize the 187th anniversary of the independence of Greece and 
celebrating Greek and American democracy.
  Pages H1463-67
Suspensions--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules 
and pass the following measures which were debated on Monday, March 
10th:
  Congratulating Iowa State University of Science and Technology for 
150 years of leadership and service to the United States and the world 
as Iowa's land-grant university: H. Res. 924, amended, to congratulate 
Iowa State University of Science and Technology for 150 years of 
leadership and service to the United States and the world as Iowa's 
land-grant university, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 405 yeas with 
none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 115;
  Page H1500
  Congratulating the University of Kansas (``KU'') football team for 
winning the 2008 FedEx Orange Bowl and having the most successful year 
in program history: H. Res. 948, amended, to congratulate the 
University of Kansas (``KU'') football team for winning the 2008 FedEx 
Orange Bowl and having the most successful year in program history by a 
\2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 396 yeas with 12 voting ``present'', Roll No. 
118; and
  Page H1514
  Congratulating the women's water polo team of the University of 
California, Los Angeles, for winning the 2007 NCAA Division I Women's 
Water Polo National Championship, and congratulating UCLA on its 100th 
NCAA sports national title, making it the most accomplished athletic 
program in NCAA history: H. Res. 493, amended, to congratulate the 
women's water polo team of the University of California, Los Angeles, 
for winning the 2007 NCAA Division I Women's Water Polo National 
Championship, and congratulating UCLA on its 100th NCAA sports national 
title, making it the most accomplished athletic program in NCAA 
history, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 400 yeas with none voting 
``nay'', Roll No. 119.
  Pages H1514-15
Oath of Office--Fourteenth Congressional District of Illinois: 
Representative-elect Bill Foster presented himself in the well of the 
House and was administered the Oath of Office by the Speaker. Earlier, 
the Clerk of the House transmitted a facsimile copy of a letter from 
Mr. Daniel W. White, Executive Director, Illinois State Board of 
Elections, indicating that, according to the unofficial returns of the 
Special Election held on March 8, 2008, the Honorable Bill Foster was 
elected Representative to Congress for the Fourteenth Congressional 
District, State of Illinois.
  Pages H1501, H1537
Whole Number of the House: The Speaker announced to the House that, in 
light of the administration of the oath to the gentleman from Illinois, 
Mr. Bill Foster, the whole number of the House is adjusted to 430. 
                                                             Page H1502
Privileged Resolution--Intent to Offer: Representative Price (GA) 
announced his intention to offer a privileged resolution.
  Page H1502
Question of Privilege: The Chair ruled that the resolution offered by 
Representative Price (GA) did not constitute a question of the 
privileges of the House. Agreed to table the motion to appeal the 
ruling of the Chair by a recorded vote of 218 ayes to 192 noes with 1 
voting ``present'', Roll No. 116.
  Pages H1502-03
Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008--Presidential Veto: 
The House voted to sustain the President's veto of H.R. 2082, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2008 for intelligence and 
intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the 
Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency 
Retirement and Disability System, by a yea-and-nay vote of 225 yeas to 
188 nays, Roll No. 117 (two-thirds of those present not voting to 
override).
  Pages H1503-14
  Subsequently, the message (H. Doc. 110-100) and the bill were 
referred to the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. 
                                                             Page H1514
Motion to Adjourn: Rejected the Abercrombie motion to adjourn by a yea-
and-nay vote of 177 yeas to 196 nays with one voting ``present'', Roll 
No. 120.
  Pages H1524-25
Providing for the adoption of H. Res. 895: The House agreed to H. Res. 
1031, providing for the

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adoption of the resolution (H. Res. 895) establishing within the House 
of Representatives an Office of Congressional Ethics, by a yea-and-nay 
vote of 229 yeas to 182 nays with 4 voting ``present'', Roll No. 122, 
after agreeing to order the previous question by a yea-and-nay vote of 
207 yeas to 206 nays, Roll No. 121.
  Pages H1525-36
  Pursuant to the rule, H. Res. 895 is adopted.
Pages H1515-24
Suspensions--Proceedings Postponed: The House debated the following 
measures under suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were 
postponed:
  Honoring the 200th anniversary of the Gallatin Report on Roads and 
Canals: H. Res. 936, amended, to honor the 200th anniversary of the 
Gallatin Report on Roads and Canals, to celebrate the national unity 
the Gallatin Report engendered, and to recognize the vast contributions 
that national planning efforts have provided to the United States; 
                                                         Pages H1455-57
  Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act: H.R. 5563, 
to reauthorize and reform the national service laws; and 
                                                         Pages H1468-98
  Temporarily extending the programs under the Higher Education Act of 
1965: S. 2733, to temporarily extend the programs under the Higher 
Education Act of 1965.
  Pages H1498-99
Motion to Adjourn: Agreed to the Sutton motion to adjourn by a yea-and-
nay vote of 216 yeas to 186 nays, Roll No. 123.
  Pages H1536-37
Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate today appear on 
pages H1449 and H1468.
Senate Referral: S. Con. Res. 66 was held at the desk.
  Page H1449
Quorum Calls Votes: Twelve yea-and-nay votes and one recorded vote 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H1453, 
H1458, H1467-68, H1499-H1500, H1500, H1503, H1513-14, H1514, H1515, 
H1524-25, H1532, H1533-34, and H1536-37. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10:30 a.m. and adjourned at 10:44 p.m.



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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings; Congressional Record Vol. 154, No. 41


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Committee Meetings
AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT; FDA APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural 
Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies held a 
hearing on the Research, Education and Economic budget request. 
Testimony was heard from Gale A. Buchanan, Under Secretary, Research, 
Education and Economics, USDA.
COMMERCE, JUSTICE, SCIENCE APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science 
and Related Agencies, on OJP/COPS/OVW. Testimony was heard from the 
following officials of the Department of Justice: Jeffrey Sedgwick, 
Acting Associate Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs; Carl R. 
Peed, Director, Community Oriented Policing Services; and Cindy Dyer, 
Director, Office on Violence Against Women.
  The Subcommittee also held a hearing on the Secretary of Commerce. 
Testimony was heard from Carlos M. Gutierrez, Secretary of Commerce.
DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Defense held a hearing on 
Air Force Posture. Testimony was heard from the following officials of 
the Department of Air Force: Michael W. Wynn, Secretary, and GEN T. 
Michael Moseley, USAF, Chief of Staff.
ENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Energy and Water 
Development held a hearing on DOE--Energy and Conservation, Fossil 
Energy, Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. Testimony was 
heard from the following officials of the Department of Energy: C.H. 
Albright, Jr., Under Secretary; Alexander Karsner, Assistant Secretary, 
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy; James Slutz, Acting Principal 
Deputy, Assistant Secretary, Fossil Energy; and Kevin Kolevar, 
Director, Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability.
FINANCIAL SERVICES, GENERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Financial Services, and 
General Government held a hearing on Consumer Product Safety 
Commission. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the 
Consumer Product Safety Commission: Nancy Nord, Acting Chair; and 
Thomas H. Moore, Commissioner.
HOMELAND SECURITY APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Homeland Security held a 
hearing on Citizenship and Immigration Services: Strengthening legal 
immigration and improving refugee processing. Testimony was heard from 
the following officials of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration 
Service, Department of Homeland Security; Emilio Gonzales, Director; 
Jonathan Scharfen, Deputy Director; and Timothy Rosado, Acting Chief 
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  The Subcommittee also held a hearing on Homeland Security Grants: 
Supporting a National Preparedness and Response System. Testimony was 
heard from David Paulison, Administrator, FEMA, Department of Homeland 
Security; William O. Jenkins, Jr., Director, Homeland Security and 
Justice Issues, GAO; and a public witness.
INTERIOR, ENVIRONMENT APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and 
Related Agencies held a hearing on National Endowment for the 
Humanities. Testimony was heard from Bruce Cole, Chairman, National 
Endowment for the Humanities, National Foundation on the Arts and the 
Humanities.
LABOR, HHS, EDUCATION APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human 
Services, Education and Related Agencies held a hearing on Implications 
of a Weakening Economy for Training and Employment Services. Testimony 
was heard from public witnesses.
MILITARY CONSTRUCTION, VETERANS' AFFAIRS APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Military Construction, 
Veterans' Affairs and Related Agencies held a hearing on Navy Budget. 
Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of 
Defense: ADM Gary Roughead, USN, Chief of Naval Operations; and GEN 
James T. Conway, Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps.
STATE, FOREIGN OPERATIONS APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations 
and Related Programs held a hearing on HIV/AIDS and Global Health 
Programs. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the 
Department of State: Ambassador Mark R. Dybul, U.S. Global AIDS 
Coordinator; and Kent Hill, Assistant Administrator, Global Health, 
U.S. Agency for International Development.
TACTICAL AVIATION PROGRAMS
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Air and Land Forces and 
the Subcommittee on Seapower and Expeditionary Forces held a joint 
hearing on Department of the Navy and Air Force Tactical Aviation 
Programs. Testimony was heard from Michael J. Sullivan, Director, 
Acquisition and Sourcing Management, GAO; and the following official of 
the Department of Defense: John J. Young, Jr., Under Secretary, 
Acquisition, Technology and Logistics; and the following officials of 
the Department of the Navy: William Balderson, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary, Naval Air Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary, 
Research, Development and Acquisition; RADM Allen G. Myers, USN, 
Director, Air Warfare Division (OPNAV 88), Headquarters, U.S. Navy; LTG 
George J. Trautman, USMC, Deputy Commandant, Aviation, Headquarters, 
U.S. Marine Corps; LTG Daniel J. Darnall, USAF, Deputy Chief of Staff, 
Air, Space and Information Operations, Plans and Requirements, 
Headquarters, U.S. Air Force; and LTG Donald J. Hoffman, USAF, Military 
Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, 
Acquisition.
FY 08 DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION'S PRESIDENTIAL SIGNING STATEMENT
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing on the Impact of the Administration's 
signing statement on the Department of Defense's implementation of the 
Fiscal Year 2008 National Defense Authorization Act. Testimony was 
heard from Gary L. Kepplinger, General Counsel, GAO; T.J. Halstead, 
Legislative Attorney, American Law Division, CRS, Library of Congress; 
and public witnesses.
MILITARY READINESS--GOVERNMENT'S ROLE
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Readiness held a hearing 
on Inherently Governmental--What is the Proper Role of Government? 
Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of 
Defense: P. Jackson Bell, Deputy Under Secretary, Logistics and 
Materiel Readiness, and Shay Assad, Director, Defense Procurement and 
Acquisition Policy; and David M. Walker, Comptroller General, GAO.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS BUDGET
Committee on Education and Labor: Subcommittee on Early Childhood, 
Elementary and Secondary Education held a hearing on After School 
Programs: How the Bush Administration's Budget Impacts Children and 
Families. Testimony was heard from Theresa Kough, Education Associate, 
Department of Education, State of Delaware; and public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Health approved for 
full Committee action, as amended, the following bills: H.R. 1108, 
Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, and to mark up the 
following bills: H.R. 1198, Early Hearing Detection and Intervention 
Act of 2007; H.R. 2464, Wakefield Act; H.R. 1237, Cytology Proficiency 
Improvement Act of 2007; H.R. 3701, Keeping Seniors Safe From Falls Act 
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2063, Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Act of 2007; H.R. 3825, 
Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act of 2007; and H.R. 1418, 
Reauthorization of the Traumatic Brain Injury Act.
COMMUNICATIONS MARKETPLACE--ROLE OF PRIVATE EQUITY
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Telecommunications 
and the Internet held a hearing entitled ``The Role of Private Equity 
in the Communications Marketplace.'' Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.
HUD BUDGET
Committee on Financial Services: Held a hearing on the oversight of the 
Department of Housing and Urban Development, including the Department's 
budget request for fiscal year 2009 and oversight of emergency 
spending. Testimony was heard from Alphonso Jackson, Secretary of 
Housing and Urban Development.
COIN MODERNIZATION AND TAXPAYER SAVINGS ACT OF 2008
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on International Monetary 
Policy, Trade and Technology held a hearing on H.R. 5512, Coin 
Modernization and Taxpayer Savings Act of 2008. Testimony was heard 
from Edmund C. Moy, Director, U.S. Mint, Department of the Treasury; 
Jay W. Johnson, former Representative from Wisconsin, and former 
Director of the Mint; and public witnesses.
U.S.-IRAQI REFUGEE RESPONSIBILITIES
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Middle East, and South 
Asia, and the Subcommittee on Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight 
held a joint hearing on Neglected Responsibilities: the U.S. Response 
to the Iraqi Refugee Crisis. Testimony was heard from the following 
officials of the Department of State: James B. Foley, Senior 
Coordinator, Iraqi Refugee Issues; Lawrence Butler, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; Stephen A. Edson, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary, Visa Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs; and 
Greg Gottlieb, Senior Deputy Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, 
Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, U.S. Agency for International 
Development; and Lori Scialabba, Special Adviser to the Secretary of 
Homeland Security for Iraqi Refugees, Department of Homeland Security.
NET NEUTRALITY/INTERNET FREE SPEECH
Committee on the Judiciary: Task Force on Competition Policy and 
Antitrust Laws held a hearing on Net Neutrality and Free Speech on the 
Internet. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
CORPORATE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Commercial and 
Administrative Law held a hearing on Deferred Prosecution: Should 
Corporate Settlement Agreements Be Without Guidelines? Testimony was 
heard from Representatives Pallone and Pascrell; David E. Nahmias, U.S. 
Attorney's Office, Northern District of Georgia, Department of Justice; 
and public witnesses.
HOMELAND SECURITY LAW ENFORCEMENT
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and 
Homeland Security held a hearing on Department of Homeland Security Law 
Enforcement Operations. Testimony was heard from the following 
officials of the Department of Homeland Security: Dana A. Brown, 
Director, Federal Air Marshal Service, Assistant Administrator, 
Transportation Security Administration; Jeffrey D. Self, Chief, 
Southwest Border Division, Office of Border Patrol; Raymond R. Parmer, 
Deputy Director, Investigations, U.S. Immigration and Customs 
Enforcement; Michael Stenger, Assistant Director, Office of 
Investigations, U.S. Secret Service; and RADM Wayne Justice, USCG, 
Assistant Commandant, Capability and Director of Response, U.S. Coast 
Guard.
OVERSIGHT--GETTING ROYALTIES RIGHT
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy and Resources 
held an oversight hearing on Getting Royalties Right: Recent 
Recommendations for Improving the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty System. 
Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of 
the Interior: Earl Devaney, Inspector General; David Deal, Vice Chair, 
Royalty Policy Committee; C. Stephen Allred, Assistant Secretary, Land 
and Minerals Management; Randall Luthi, Director, Minerals Management 
Service; and Larry Finfer, Deputy Director, Office of Policy Analysis; 
Frank Rusco, Acting Director, Natural Resources and Environment, GAO; 
Linda Stiff, Acting Commissioner, IRS, Department of the Treasury; and 
Dennis Roller, Royalty Audit Section Manager, Office of the State 
Auditor, North Dakota.
ANIMAL PROTECTION MEASURES
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and 
Oceans held a hearing on the following measures: H.R. 2964, Captive 
Primate Safety Act; and a measure To amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 
1981 to extend its protection to bears illegally harvested for their 
viscera in the same manner as with respect to prohibited wildlife 
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Law Enforcement, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the 
Interior; and public witnesses.
D.C. PAROLE, SUPERVISED RELEASE AND REVOCATION
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on Federal 
Workforce, Postal Service and the District of Columbia held a hearing 
on Advancements and Continual Challenges in the Parole, Supervised 
Release and Revocation of D.C. Code Offenders. Testimony was heard from 
Chief Issac Fulwood, Commissioner, U.S. Parole Commission, Department 
of Justice; Avis E. Buchanan, Director, Public Defender Service, 
District of Columbia; Rufus King, Chief Judge, D.C. Superior Court; and 
public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on 
Government Management, Organization and Procurement approved for full 
Committee action the following bills: H.R. 752, amended, Federal 
Electronic Equipment Donation Act of 2007; H.R. 3033, amended, 
Contractors and Federal Spending Accountability Act of 2007; H.R. 3928, 
Government Contractor Accountability Act of 2007; and H.R. 4881, 
amended, Contracting and Tax Accountability Act of 2007.
FEDERAL AGENCY USE OF COMMERCIAL INFORMATION RESELLERS
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on 
Information Policy, Census and National Archives held a hearing on 
Privacy: The Use of Commercial Information Resellers by Federal 
Agencies, Testimony was heard from Karen S. Evans, Administrator, 
Office of E-Government and Information Technology, OMB; Linda D. 
Koontz, Director, Information Management Issues, GAO; Hugo Teufel III, 
Chief Privacy Officer, Department of Homeland Security; and public 
witnesses.
U.S.-LATIN AMERICAN ENERGY COOPERATION
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on National 
Security and Foreign Affairs held a hearing on National Security and 
Latin America: Challenges and Opportunities on Energy Cooperation. 
Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ON THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a structured rule. The rule 
provides four hours of general debate on H. Con. Res. 312, the 
Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for FY 2009, equally divided and 
controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee 
on the Budget and one hour on the subject of economic goals and 
policies to be equally divided and controlled by Representative Maloney 
of New York and Representative Saxton of New Jersey. The rule waives 
all points of order against consideration of the concurrent resolution 
and provides that the concurrent resolution shall be considered as 
read.
  The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules 
Committee report. The amendments made in order may be offered only in 
the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member 
designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be 
debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and 
controlled by the proponent and an opponent, and shall not be subject 
to amendment. All points of order against the amendments are waived 
except that the adoption of an amendment in the nature of a substitute 
shall constitute the conclusion of consideration of the concurrent 
resolution for amendment. The rule permits the Chairman of the Budget 
Committee to offer amendments in the House to achieve mathematical 
consistency. The rule provides that the concurrent resolution shall not 
be subject to a demand for division of the question of its adoption. 
The rule provides that the Chair may postpone further consideration of 
the concurrent resolution to a time designated by the Speaker. Finally, 
the rule provides for a motion to take the Senate concurrent resolution 
on the budget from the table, strike all after the resolving clause, 
and to insert in lieu thereof the provisions of House Concurrent 
Resolution 312 as adopted by the House. Testimony was heard by Chairman 
Spratt and Representatives Scott of Virginia, Lee, Ryan of Wisconsin, 
Brady of Texas, and Ginny Brown-Waite of Florida.
NANOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH
Committee on Science and Technology: Subcommittee on Research and 
Science Education held a hearing on the Transfer of Nanotechnology 
Initiative Research Outcomes for Commercial and Public Benefit. 
Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BUDGET FISCAL YEAR 2009
Committee on Science and Technology: Subcommittee on Technology and 
Innovation held a hearing on the NIST's Fiscal year 2009 Budget 
Request: What Are the Right Technology Investments to Promote U.S. 
Innovation and Competitiveness. Testimony was heard from James Turner, 
Acting Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 
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SOUTHEASTERN U.S. WATER MANAGEMENT
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Water 
Resources and Environment held a hearing on Comprehensive Watershed 
Management and Planning: Drought-related Issues in the Southeastern 
United States. Testimony was heard from Representatives Lewis of 
Georgia, Boyd of Florida and Johnson of Georgia; from the following 
officials of the Department of the Interior: Jess D. Weaver, Regional 
Executive, Southeast Asia, U.S. Geological Survey; and Sam D. Hamilton, 
Regional Director, Southeast Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; BG 
Joseph Schroedel, USA, Commander, South Atlantic Division, U.S. Army 
Corps of Engineers, Department of the Army; J. John Feldt, Hydrologist-
In-Charge, National Weather Service, NOAA, Department of Commerce; 
Robert J. Hunter, Commissioner, Department of Watershed Management, 
Atlanta, Georgia; and public witnesses.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE/CO-MORBID DISORDERS
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on Substance Abuse/Co-morbid Disorders: Comprehensive Solutions to a 
Complex Problem. Testimony was heard from Antonette Zeiss, Associate 
Chief Consultant, Mental Health Services, Veterans Health 
Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs; representatives of 
veterans organizations; and public witnesses.
MEDICARE PAYMENT ADVISORY COMMISSION REPORT
Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on 
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's annual report on Medicare 
payment policies. Testimony was heard from Glen M. Hackman, Chairman, 
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.
BRIEFING--ADVANCED R&D BUDGET
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Met in executive session to 
receive a briefing on Advanced R&D Budget. The Committee was briefed by 
departmental witnesses.


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                            NEW PUBLIC LAWS

      (For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D247)
  S. 2478, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 59 Colby Corner in East Hampstead, New Hampshire, as 
the ``Captain Jonathan D. Grassbaugh Post Office''. Signed on March 11, 
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            COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2008

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Defense, to hold 
hearings to examine proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2009 
for the Air Force, 10:30 a.m., SD-192.
  Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, to hold 
hearings to examine proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2009 
for the federal judiciary, 4 p.m., SD-138.
  Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Readiness and 
Management Support, to receive a briefing on the current readiness 
of the armed forces of the United States, 9:30 a.m., SH-219.
  Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, to hold hearings to examine 
strategic forces programs in review of the defense authorization 
request for fiscal year 2009 and the future years defense program, 
10 a.m., SR-232A.
  Subcommittee on SeaPower, to hold hearings to examine the defense 
authorization request for fiscal year 2009, for the strategic lift 
programs, and the future years defense program, 2 p.m., SR-222.
  Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, to hold 
hearings to examine technologies to combat weapons of mass 
destruction, 2:30 p.m., SD-106.
  Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, to hold hearings 
to examine the defense authorization request for fiscal year 2009, 
the future years defense program, and military installation, 
environmental, and base closure programs, 2:30 p.m., SR-232A.
  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to hold hearings 
to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 
2009 for the Department of Housing and Urban Development and conduct 
oversight, 10 a.m., SD-538.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee 
on Interstate Commerce, Trade, and Tourism, to hold hearings to 
examine the gross domestic product as a measurement of national 
strength, 1:30 p.m., SR-253.
  Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: to hold hearings to 
examine hardrock mining, focusing on issues relating to abandoned 
mine lands and uranium mining, 2:15 p.m., SD-366.
  Committee on Finance: to hold hearings to examine alternatives to 
the current federal estate tax system, 10 a.m., SD-215.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on East Asian and 
Pacific Affairs, to hold hearings to examine the United States and 
Vietnam, focusing on the bilateral relationship, 2:30 p.m., SD-419.

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  Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: 
Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government 
Information, Federal Services, and International Security, to hold 
hearings to examine agencies in peril, focusing on protecting 
federal information technology and secure sensitive information, 
2:30 p.m., SD-342.
  Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine Generation 
Rx, focusing on the abuse of prescription and over-the-counter 
drugs, 2 p.m., SD-226.
  Committee on Rules and Administration: to hold hearings to examine 
issues relative to in-person voter fraud and voter 
disenfranchisement, 10 a.m., SR-301.
  Select Committee on Intelligence: closed business meeting to 
consider pending calendar business, 2:30 p.m., SH-219.
  Special Committee on Aging: to hold hearings relative to doctors 
and prescription drug information and reviews, 10:30 a.m., SD-562.


                                 House

  Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, 
Science and Related Agencies, on DEA, 9:30 a.m., and on Bureau of 
Prisons, U.S. Marshals, Detention Trustee, 2 p.m., H-309 Capitol.
  Subcommittee on Defense, on Army Posture, 10 a.m., and executive, 
on Army Acquisition, 1:30 p.m., H-140 Capitol.
  Subcommittee on Financial Services, and General Government, on The 
Judiciary, 10 a.m., 2220 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Homeland Security, on Investing in Science and 
Technology, 10 a.m., 2362-B Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, on 
Public Witnesses--Native American, 10 a.m., B-308 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and 
Related Agencies, on Status of the World Trade Center 9/11 Health 
Monitoring and Treatment Program, 1 p.m., 2358-C Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, on Office of Compliance, 
Congressional Budget Office, Open World Leadership Center, 10 a.m., 
H-144 Capitol, and on Capitol Visitor Center, 1:30 p.m., 2359 
Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and 
Related Agencies, on Pacific Command, 10 a.m., H-143 Capitol.
  Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, 
on Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Request for International Affairs--
Secretary Rice, 10 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.
  Committee on Armed Services, hearing on Fiscal Year 2009 National 
Defense Authorization Budget Request for the U.S. Pacific Command 
and U.S. Forces Korea, 1 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Military Personnel, hearing on the Future of the 
Military Healthcare System, 9 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, hearing on Fiscal Year 2009 
National Defense Authorization Budget Request for the Department of 
Energy National Security Programs, 10 a.m., 2212 Rayburn.
  Committee on Education and Labor, hearing on H.R. 5522, 
Combustible Dust Explosion and Fire Prevention Act of 2008, 10:30 
a.m., 2175 Rayburn.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and Air 
Quality, hearing entitled ``The Pipeline Inspection, Protection, 
Enforcement, and Safety Act of 2006: Implementation Review and 
Discussion of Safety Reassessment Intervals for Natural Gas 
Pipelines,'' 10 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled 
``Regulatory Failure: Must America Live with Unsafe Food?'' 10 a.m., 
2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services, hearing entitled ``Municipal Bond 
Turmoil: Impact on Cities, Towns, and States,'' 10 a.m, 2128 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Foreign Affairs, hearing on the Balkans after the 
Independence of Kosovo and on the Eve of NATO Enlargement, 10 a.m., 
2154 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, hearing on 853 
Days: From Gaza Disengagement to De Facto Power? 2 p.m., 2200 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Transportation 
Security and Infrastructure Protection hearing entitled 
``Partnerships in Securing Critical Infrastructure,'' 2 p.m., 311 
Cannon.
  Committee on House Administration, Subcommittee on Elections, 
oversight hearing on the Election Assistance Commission, 3 p.m., 
1310 Longworth.
  Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Immigration, 
Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law, to 
mark up the following measures: H.R. 5571, To extend for 5 years the 
program relating to waiver of the foreign country residence 
requirement with respect to international medical graduates; H.R. 
5569, To extend for 5 years the EB-5 regional center pilot program; 
H.R. 5570, Religious Worker Visa Extension Act of 2008; and H.R. 
5060, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to allow athletes 
admitted as nonimmigrants described in section 101(a)(15)(P) of such 
Act to renew their period of authorized admission in 5-year 
increments, 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Committee on Natural Resources, to consider the following bills: 
H.R. 2016, National Landscape Conservation System Act; H.R. 4933, 
Captive Wildlife Safety Technical Amendments Act of 2008; H.R. 2342, 
National Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation Act of 2007; H.R. 
1187, Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine 
Sanctuaries Boundary Modification and Protection Act; H.R. 3352, 
Hydrographic Services Improvement Act Amendments of 2007; H.R. 3891, 
To amend the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Establishment Act 
to increase the number of Directors on the Board of Directors of the 
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation; H.R. 2515, Lower Colorado 
River Multi-Species Conservation Program Act; H.R. 2675, HALE Scouts 
Act; and H.R. 3651, Utah National Guard Readiness Act, 11 p.m., 1324 
Longworth.
  Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on 
Domestic Policy, hearing on Priorities and Accountability at ONDCP, 
2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

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  Committee on Science and Technology, Committee, hearing on 
Competitiveness and Innovation on the Committee's 50th Anniversary, 
10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.
  Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on Urban and Rural 
Entrepreneurship, hearing on the Oversight of the Entrepreneurial 
Development Programs Implemented by the Small Business 
Administration and National Veterans Business Development 
Corporation, 10 a.m., 1539 Longworth.
  Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Subcommittee on 
Terrorism, Human Intelligence, Analysis and Counterintelligence, 
executive, hearing on Intelligence Operations, 2 p.m., H-405 
Capitol.
  Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, 
hearing entitled ``Nuclear Power in a Warming World: Solution or 
Illusion?'' 9 a.m., 311 Cannon.



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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                     9:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 12

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Wednesday: Senate will continue consideration of S. Con. 
Res. 70, Budget Resolution.
    
    
    
    
    

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                      10 a.m., Wednesday, March 12

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Wednesday: Consideration of H. Con. Res. 312--Revising the 
congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 
2008, establishing the congressional budget for the United States 
Government for fiscal year 2009, and setting forth appropriate 
budgetary levels for fiscal years 2010 through 2013 (Subject to a 
Rule).
_______________________________________________________________________


            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Allen, Thomas H., Me., E357
Blunt, Roy, Mo., E354
Boyda, Nancy E., Kans., E354
Broun, Paul C., Ga., E357
Butterfield, G.K., N.C., E356
Calvert, Ken, Calif., E353
Cohen, Steve, Tenn., E350
Diaz-Balart, Mario, Fla., E358
Franks, Trent, Ariz., E357
Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E348, E352
Kanjorski, Paul E., Pa., E347
Kaptur, Marcy, Ohio, E354
Keller, Ric, Fla., E352
Kucinich, Dennis J., Ohio, E358
McCarthy, Kevin, Calif., E355, E356
McCollum, Betty, Minn., E355
Markey, Edward J., Mass., E350
Marshall, Jim, Ga., E351
Meek, Kendrick B., Fla., E353
Miller, George, Calif., E351
Miller, Jeff, Fla., E349
Pascrell, Bill, Jr., N.J., E351
Peterson, John E., Pa., E348
Poe, Ted, Tex., E355
Radanovich, George, Calif., E352
Rangel, Charles B., N.Y., E354
Rodriguez, Ciro D., Tex., E353
Roskam, Peter J., Ill., E357
Royce, Edward R., Calif., E349
Sanchez, Linda T., Calif., E348
Sessions, Pete, Tex., E347
Skelton, Ike, Mo., E348
Space, Zachary T., Ohio, E347, E349, E351, E352, E353, E354
Thompson, Bennie G., Miss., E350
Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E347
Walberg, Timothy, Mich., E356
Walsh, James T., N.Y., E349
Wilson, Heather, N.M., E355
Woolsey, Lynn C., Calif., E351 



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