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                                        Tuesday, September 16, 2008

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      The House passed H.R. 6899--Comprehensive American Energy 
      Security and Consumer Protection Act


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S8809-S8896
Measures Introduced: Twelve bills and two resolutions were introduced, 
as follows: S. 3491-3502, S. Res. 662, and S. Con. Res. 99. 
                                                         Pages S8855-56
Measures Reported:
  S. 3168, to authorize United States participation in the 
replenishment of resources of the International Development 
Association. (S. Rept. No. 110-464)
  S. 2321, to amend the E-Government Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-347) 
to reauthorize appropriations, with an amendment. (S. Rept. No. 110-
465)
  S. 2816, to provide for the appointment of the Chief Human Capital 
Officer of the Department of Homeland Security by the Secretary of 
Homeland Security. (S. Rept. No. 110-466)
  S. 3038, to amend part E of title IV of the Social Security Act to 
extend the adoption incentives program, to authorize States to 
establish a relative guardianship program, to promote the adoption of 
children with special needs, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute. (S. Rept. No. 110-467)
  H.R. 29, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to construct 
facilities to provide water for irrigation, municipal, domestic, 
military, and other uses from the Santa Margarita River, California, 
with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  H.R. 31, to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study 
and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to 
participate in the Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District Wildomar 
Service Area Recycled Water Distribution Facilities and Alberhill 
Wastewater Treatment and Reclamation Facility Projects.
  H.R. 236, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to create a 
Bureau of Reclamation partnership with the North Bay Water Reuse 
Authority and other regional partners to achieve objectives relating to 
water supply, water quality, and environmental restoration.
  H.R. 813, to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study 
and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to 
participate in the Prado Basin Natural Treatment System Project, to 
authorize the Secretary to carry out a program to assist agencies in 
projects to construct regional brine lines in California, to authorize 
the Secretary to participate in the Lower Chino Dairy Area desalination 
demonstration and reclamation project, with an amendment in the nature 
of a substitute.
  H.R. 816, to provide for the release of certain land from the Sunrise 
Mountain Instant Study Area in the State of Nevada and to grant a 
right-of-way across the released land for the construction and 
maintenance of a flood control project, with an amendment.
  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, with an amendment.
  H.R. 903, 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, with an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute.
  H.R. 1139, 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, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  H.R. 1737, to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study 
and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to 
participate in the design, planning, and construction of permanent 
facilities for the GREAT project to reclaim, reuse, and treat impaired 
waters in the area of Oxnard, California.

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  H.R. 1803, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a 
feasibility study to design and construct a four reservoir intertie 
system for the purposes of improving the water storage opportunities, 
water supply reliability, and water yield of San Vicente, El Capitan, 
Murray, and Loveland Reservoirs in San Diego County, California in 
consultation and cooperation with the City of San Diego and the 
Sweetwater Authority.
  H.R. 2246, to provide for the release of any reversionary interest of 
the United States in and to certain lands in Reno, Nevada.
  H.R. 2614, to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study 
and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to 
participate in certain water projects in California.
  H.R. 2632, to establish the Sabinoso Wilderness Area in San Miguel 
County, New Mexico, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  H.R. 3022, to designate the John Krebs Wilderness in the State of 
California, to add certain land to the Sequoia-Kings Canyon National 
Park Wilderness, with an amendment.
  H.R. 3323, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey a 
water distribution system to the Goleta Water District.
  H.R. 3473, to provide for a land exchange with the City of Bountiful, 
Utah, involving National Forest System land in the Wasatch-Cache 
National Forest and to further land ownership consolidation in that 
national forest, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  H.R. 3490, to transfer administrative jurisdiction of certain Federal 
lands from the Bureau of Land Management to the Bureau of Indian 
Affairs, to take such lands into trust for Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk 
Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria, with amendments.
  H.R. 3682, to designate certain Federal lands in Riverside County, 
California, as wilderness, to designate certain river segments in 
Riverside County as a wild, scenic, or recreational river, to adjust 
the boundary of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National 
Monument, with amendments.
  H.R. 5137, to ensure that hunting remains a purpose of the New River 
Gorge National River.
  S. 390, to direct the exchange of certain land in Grand, San Juan, 
and Uintah Counties, Utah, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute.
  S. 1477, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to carry out the 
Jackson Gulch rehabilitation project in the State of Colorado, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  S. 1680, to provide for the inclusion of certain non-Federal land in 
the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge and the Alaska Peninsula National 
Wildlife Refuge in the State of Alaska, with an amendment in the nature 
of a substitute.
  S. 1756, to provide supplemental ex gratia compensation to the 
Republic of the Marshall Islands for impacts of the nuclear testing 
program of the United States, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute.
  S. 1816, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish a 
commemorative trail in connection with the Women's Rights National 
Historical Park to link properties that are historically and 
thematically associated with the struggle for women's suffrage, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  S. 2093, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a 
segment of the Missisquoi and Trout Rivers in the State of Vermont for 
study for potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers 
System, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  S. 2156, to authorize and facilitate the improvement of water 
management by the Bureau of Reclamation, to require the Secretary of 
the Interior and the Secretary of Energy to increase the acquisition 
and analysis of water resources for irrigation, hydroelectric power, 
municipal, and environmental uses, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute.
  S. 2255, to amend the National Trails System Act to provide for 
studies of the Chisholm Trail and Great Western Trail to determine 
whether to add the trails to the National Trails System, with an 
amendment.
  S. 2354, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey 4 parcels 
of land from the Bureau of Land Management to the city of Twin Falls, 
Idaho, with amendments.
  S. 2359, to establish the St. Augustine 450th Commemoration 
Commission, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  S. 2448, to amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 
1977 to make certain technical corrections.
  S. 2535, to revise the boundary of the Martin Van Buren National 
Historic Site, with amendments.
  S. 2561, to require the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a theme 
study to identify sites and resources to commemorate and interpret the 
Cold War.
  S. 2779, to amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 
1977 to clarify that uncertified States and Indian tribes have the 
authority to use certain payments for certain noncoal reclamation 
projects.
  S. 2805, to direct the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the 
Commissioner of Reclamation, to assess the irrigation infrastructure of 
the Rio Grande Pueblos in the State of New Mexico and provide

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grants to, and enter into cooperative agreements with, the Rio Grande 
Pueblos to repair, rehabilitate, or reconstruct existing 
infrastructure, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  S. 2842, to require the Secretary of the Interior to carry out annual 
inspections of canals, levees, tunnels, dikes, pumping plants, dams, 
and reservoirs under the jurisdiction of the Secretary, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  S. 2875, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to provide grants 
to designated States and tribes to carry out programs to reduce the 
risk of livestock loss due to predation by gray wolves and other 
predator species or to compensate landowners for livestock loss due to 
predation, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  S. 2943, to amend the National Trails System Act to designate the 
Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail, with amendments.
  S. 2974, to provide for the construction of the Arkansas Valley 
Conduit in the State of Colorado, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute.
  S. 3010, to reauthorize the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program.
  S. 3011, to amend the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site 
Act of 1991 to expand the boundaries of the historic site, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  S. 3017, to designate the Beaver Basin Wilderness at Pictured Rocks 
National Lakeshore in the State of Michigan, with an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute.
  S. 3045, to establish the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National 
Forest Heritage Area in the State of Alaska, with an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute.
  S. 3051, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to study the 
suitability and feasibility of designating the site of the Battle of 
Camden in South Carolina, as a unit of the National Park System, with 
an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  S. 3065, to establish the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation 
Area and the Dominguez Canyon Wilderness Area, with an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute.
  S. 3069, to designate certain land as wilderness in the State of 
California, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  S. 3085, to require the Secretary of the Interior to establish a 
cooperative watershed management program, with an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute.
  S. 3088, to designate certain land in the State of Oregon as 
wilderness, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  S. 3089, to designate certain land in the State of Oregon as 
wilderness, to provide for the exchange of certain Federal land and 
non-Federal land, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  S. 3096, to amend the National Cave and Karst Research Institute Act 
of 1998 to authorize appropriations for the National Cave and Karst 
Research Institute.
  S. 3158, to extend the authority for the Cape Cod National Seashore 
Advisory Commission, with an amendment.
  S. 3179, to authorize the conveyance of certain public land in the 
State of New Mexico owned or leased by the Department of Energy, with 
an amendment.
  S. 3189, to amend Public Law 106-392 to require the Administrator of 
the Western Area Power Administration and the Commissioner of 
Reclamation to maintain sufficient revenues in the Upper Colorado River 
Basin Fund, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  S. 3226, to rename the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic 
Site in the State of Kentucky as the ``Abraham Lincoln Birthplace 
National Historical Park'', with an amendment.
  S. 3499, to protect innocent Americans from violent crime in national 
parks.
Pages S8853-54
Measures Passed:
  Library of Congress Sound Recording and Film Preservation Programs 
Reauthorization Act: Committee on Rules and Administration was 
discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5893, to reauthorize the 
sound recording and film preservation programs of the Library of 
Congress, and the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for the 
President.
  Page S8875
  District of Columbia Courts: Senate passed H.R. 5551, to amend title 
11, District of Columbia Official Code, to implement the increase 
provided under the District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 2008, in 
the amount of funds made available for the compensation of attorneys 
representing indigent defendants in the District of Columbia courts, 
clearing the measure for the President.
  Page S8875
  Veterans' Benefits Improvement Act: Senate passed S. 3023, to amend 
title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs to prescribe regulations relating to the notice to be provided 
claimants with the Department of Veterans Affairs regarding the 
substantiation of claims, after agreeing to the committee amendment in 
the nature of a substitute, and the following amendment proposed 
thereto:
  Pages S8875-89

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  Levin (for Akaka) Amendment No. 5614, to strike section 311, relating 
to relief for students who discontinue education because of military 
service, and to provide a temporary increase in the number of 
authorized judges of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans 
Claims.
Page S8883
  Republic of Latvia Independence 90th Anniversary: Committee on 
Foreign Relations was discharged from further consideration of S. Con. 
Res. 87, congratulating the Republic of Latvia on the 90th anniversary 
of its declaration of independence, and the resolution was then agreed 
to.
  Pages S8889-90
Measures Considered:
National Defense Authorization Act: Senate continued consideration of 
S. 3001, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2009 for military 
activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and 
for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe 
military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, taking action on the 
following amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S8814-21, S8821-37
Pending:
  Reid Amendment No. 5290, to change the enactment date.
Page S8814
  Reid Amendment No. 5291 (to Amendment No. 5290), of a perfecting 
nature.
Page S8814
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
   By 61 yeas to 32 nays (Vote No. 200), 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 bill.
Page S8826
  Subsequently, the motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on 
Armed Services with instructions to report back forthwith, with Reid 
Amendment No. 5292 (to the instructions of the motion to recommit), to 
change the enactment date, fell when the motion to invoke cloture on 
the bill was agreed to.
Pages S8814, S8826
  Reid Amendment No. 5293 (to the instructions of the motion to 
recommit to the bill), of a perfecting nature, fell when Reid Amendment 
No. 5292 fell.
Pages S8814, S8826
  Reid Amendment No. 5294 (to Amendment No. 5293), of a perfecting 
nature, fell when Reid Amendment No. 5292 fell.
Pages S8814, S8826
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the bill at approximately 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, 
September 17, 2008, and that all time in adjournment, recess, and 
morning business count post-cloture.
Page S8890
Signing Authority--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached 
providing that Senator Harkin be authorized to sign the duly enrolled 
copy of S. 3406, to restore the intent and protections of the Americans 
with Disabilities Act of 1990.
  Page S8890
Executive Reports of Committees:
  By Mr. Biden, from the Committee on Foreign Relations:
  Treaty Doc. 110-6: Amendment to Convention on Physical Protection of 
Nuclear Material with 1 reservation, 3 understandings, and 1 
declaration (Ex. Rept. 110-24);
  Treaty Doc. 110-8: Protocols of 2005 to the Convention concerning 
Safety of Maritime Navigation and to the Protocol concerning Safety of 
Fixed Platforms on the Continental Shelf with reservations, 
understandings, and declarations (Ex. Rept. 110-25); and
  Treaty Doc. 106-1(A): The Hague Convention with 4 understandings and 
1 declaration (Ex. Rept. 110-26).
Pages S8854-55
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Bill Nelson, of Florida, to be a Representative of the United States 
of America to the Sixty-third Session of the General Assembly of the 
United Nations.
  Bob Corker, of Tennessee, to be a Representative of the United States 
of America to the Sixty-third Session of the General Assembly of the 
United Nations.
  Anthony H. Gioia, of New York, to be a Representative of the United 
States of America to the Sixty-third Session of the General Assembly of 
the United Nations.
  Karen Elliott House, of New Jersey, to be an Alternate Representative 
of the United States of America to the Sixty-third Session of the 
General Assembly of the United Nations.
  James W. Ceaser, of Virginia, to be a Member of the National Council 
on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2014.
  Alfred S. Irving, Jr., of the District of Columbia, to be an 
Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for 
the term of fifteen years.
  Routine lists in the Army, Coast Guard.
Pages S8890-96
Messages from the House:
  Page S8852
Measures Referred:
  Page S8852
Enrolled Bills Presented:
  Page S8852
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Pages S8854-55
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S8856-58
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S8858-63
Additional Statements:
  Pages S8848-52

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Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S8863-75
Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
  Page S8875
Authorities for Committees To Meet:
  Page S8875
Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S8875
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--200) 
                                                             Page S8826
Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:51 p.m., 
until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 17, 2008. (For Senate's 
program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's 
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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
BROADBAND DATA IMPROVEMENT ACT
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded 
a hearing to examine reasons that broadband Internet access matters, 
including S. 1492, to improve the quality of Federal and State data 
regarding the availability and quality of broadband services and to 
promote the deployment of affordable broadband services to all parts of 
the Nation, after receiving testimony from Margaret Conroy, Missouri 
State Librarian, Jefferson City, on behalf of the American Library 
Association; Rey Ramsey, One Economy Corporation, Larry Cohen, 
Communications Workers of America, Jonathan Linkous, American 
Telemedicine Association, and Mara Mayor, AARP, all of Washington, 
D.C.; and Gene Peltola, Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation, Bethel, 
Alaska.
ELECTRIC POWER
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee concluded a 
hearing to examine the current state of vehicles powered by the 
electric grid and the prospects for wider deployment in the near 
future, after receiving testimony from Brian P. Wynne, Electric Drive 
Transportation Association, and Robert Wimmer, Toyota Motor North 
America, both of Washington, D.C.; Ed Kjaer, Southern California Edison 
Company, Rosemead; Joseph T. Dalum, DUECO, Waukesha, Wisconsin; and 
Thad Balkman, Phoenix Motorcars, Ontario, California.
ENERGY MARKETS
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy 
concluded a hearing to examine recent analyses of the role of 
speculative investment in energy markets, after receiving testimony 
from Jeffrey Harris, Chief Economist, Commodity Futures Trading 
Commission; Michael W. Masters, Masters Capital Management, LLC, Saint 
Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands; Robert F. McCullough, Jr., McCullough 
Research, Portland, Oregon; and Lawrence Eagles, JPMorgan Chase and 
Company, on behalf of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets 
Association (SIFMA), James Newsome, CME Group, and Fadel Gheit, 
Oppenheimer and Company, Inc., all of New York, New York.
CHILDREN'S HEALTH PROTECTION
Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee concluded an 
oversight hearing to examine the children's health protection efforts 
of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), after receiving testimony 
from George Gray, Assistant Administrator for Research and Development, 
Environmental Protection Agency; John B. Stephenson, Director, Natural 
Resources and Environment, Government Accountability Office; Leonardo 
Trasande, Mount Sinai School of Medicine Children's Environmental 
Health Center, New York, New York; Susan West Marmagas, Commonweal, 
Bolinas, California; and Robert L. Brent, A.I. duPont Hospital for 
Children, Wilmington, Delaware.
DELIVERY SYSTEM REFORM
Committee on Finance: Committee concluded a hearing to examine aligning 
incentives, focusing on the case for health care delivery system 
reform, after receiving testimony from Mark E. Miller, Executive 
Director, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission; Glenn D. Steele, Jr., 
Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pennsylvania; Robert A. Berenson, 
Urban Institute, Washington, D.C.; and Eric G. Campbell, Massachusetts 
General Hospital, Boston.
RULE OF LAW
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on the Constitution concluded 
a hearing to examine restoring the rule of law, after receiving 
testimony from former Representative Mickey Edwards, Constitution 
Project, Charles J. Cooper, Cooper and Kirk, PLCC, Elisa Massimino, 
Human Rights First, Patrick F. Philbin, Kirkland and Ellis LLP, John D. 
Podesta, Center for American Progress Action Fund, and Suzanne E. 
Spaulding, Bingham Consulting Group, all of Washington, D.C.; Harold 
Hongju Koh, Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut; Frederick A.O. 
Schwarz, Jr., New York University School of Law Brennan Center for 
Justice, New York, New York; Robert Turner, University of Virginia 
School of Law Center for National Security Law, Charlottesville; Walter 
Dellinger, former Solicitor General of the United States, Department of 
Justice, Duke University School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; 
and Kyndra Rotunda, Chapman University School of Law, Orange, 
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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 10 public bills, H.R. 6908-
6917; and 10 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 415-417; and H. Res. 1440, 1442-
1447, were introduced.
  Pages H8275-76
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H8276-77
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H. Res. 1441, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3036) to 
amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 regarding 
environmental education (H. Rept. 110-854);
  H.R. 6323, to establish a research, development, demonstration, and 
commercial application program to promote research of appropriate 
technologies for heavy duty plug-in hybrid vehicles, with an amendment 
(H. Rept. 110-855);
  H. Res. 1376, commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Okeechobee 
Hurricane of September 1928 and its associated tragic loss of life, 
with amendments (H. Rept. 110-856);
  H.R. 5244, to amend the Truth in Lending Act to establish fair and 
transparent practices relating to the extension of credit under an open 
end consumer credit plan, with an amendment (H. Rept. 110-857); and
  Misleading Information from the Battlefield: The Tillman and Lynch 
Episodes (H. Rept. 110-858).
Pages H8274-75
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed 
Representative Solis to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H8131
Recess: The House recessed at 9:44 a.m. and reconvened at 10 a.m. 
                                                             Page H8136
Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by 
voice vote.
  Pages H8136, H8257
Private Calendar: On the call of the Private Calendar, the House passed 
H.R. 1485, for the relief of Esther Karinge; H.R. 2760, for the relief 
of Shigeru Yamada; H.R. 5030, for the relief of Corina de Chalup 
Turcinovic; H.R. 5243, for the relief of Kumi Iizuka-Barcena; and 
passed over without prejudice H.R. 2575, for the relief of Mikael 
Adrian Christopher Figueroa Alvarez.
  Pages H8137-38
Motion To Adjourn: Rejected the Pence motion to adjourn by a yea-and-
nay vote of 11 yeas to 393 nays, Roll No. 592.
  Pages H8151-52
Motion To Adjourn: Rejected the Price (GA) motion to adjourn by a 
recorded vote of 9 ayes to 386 noes, Roll No. 594.
  Page H8157
Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act: The 
House passed H.R. 6899, to advance the national security interests of 
the United States by reducing its dependency on oil through renewable 
and clean, alternative fuel technologies while building a bridge to the 
future through expanded access to Federal oil and natural gas 
resources, revising the relationship between the oil and gas industry 
and the consumers who own those resources and deserve a fair return 
from the development of publicly owned oil and gas, ending tax 
subsidies for large oil and gas companies, and facilitating energy 
efficiencies in the building, housing, and transportation sectors, by a 
recorded vote of 236 ayes to 189 noes, Roll No. 599. 
                                                      Pages H8180-H8256
  Rejected the Peterson (PA) motion to recommit the bill to the 
Committee on Natural Resources with instructions to report the same 
back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 
191 ayes to 226 noes, Roll No. 598.
Pages H8250-56
  H. Res. 1433, the rule providing for consideration of the bill, was 
agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 229 yeas to 194 nays, Roll No. 596, 
after agreeing to order the previous question by a yea-and-nay vote of 
238 yeas to 185 nays, Roll No. 595. 
                                     Pages H8152-57, H8157-68, H8178-79
  A point of order was raised against the consideration of H. Res. 1433 
and it was agreed by a yea-and-nay vote of 230 yeas to 180 nays, Roll 
No. 593, to proceed with consideration of the resolution. 
                                                         Pages H8152-57
National Capital Security and Safety Act: The House began consideration 
of H.R. 6842, to require the District of Columbia to revise its laws 
regarding the use and possession of firearms as necessary to comply 
with the requirements of the decision of the Supreme Court in the case 
of District of Columbia v. Heller, in a manner that protects the 
security interests of the Federal government and the people who work 
in, reside in, or visit the District of Columbia and does not undermine 
the efforts of law enforcement, homeland security, and military 
officials to protect the Nation's Capital from crime and terrorism. 
Further proceedings were postponed.
  Pages H8257-72
  Pursuant to the rule, the amendment recommended by the Committee on 
Oversight and Government Reform now printed in the bill shall be 
considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole 
and the bill, as amended, shall

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be considered as the original bill for the purpose of further amendment 
under the five-minute rule.
Page H8265
Proceedings Postponed:
  Childers amendment in the nature of a substitute (printed in H. Rept. 
110-852) that seeks to strike all after the enacting clause and insert 
a complete new text entitled ``Second Amendment Enforcement Act''. 
                                                         Pages H8266-72
  H. Res. 1434, the rule providing for consideration of the bill, was 
agreed to by voice vote, after agreeing to order the previous question 
by a yea-and-nay vote of 241 yeas to 183 nays, Roll No. 597. 
                                               Pages H8168-78, H8179-80
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page 
H8136.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Five yea-and-nay votes and three recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H8151-52, 
H8156-57, H8157, H8178-79, H8179, H8180, H8255-56, and H8256. There 
were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 12:30 a.m. on 
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Committee Meetings
U.S. FOREIGN STRATEGY
Committee on Armed Services: Held a hearing on Considerations for an 
American Grand Strategy. Testimony was heard from Madeleine Albright, 
former Secretary of State.
DEFEATING THE IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICE
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing on Defeating the Improvised Explosive and 
Other Asymmetric Threats: Today's efforts and Tomorrow's Requirements. 
Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of 
Defense: LTG Thomas F. Metz, USA, Director, Joint Improvised Device 
Defeat Organization; William Beasley, Joint Rapid Acquisition, Cell, 
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and 
Logistics); Tom Matthews, Director, Warfighter Requirements and 
Evaluation, Office of the Under Secretary (Intelligence); MG Jason K. 
Kamiya, USA, Director Joint Training Directorate (J7); U.S. Joint 
Training Directorate, U.S. Joint Forces Command; and Bradley Berkson, 
Director, Programs, Analysis and Evaluation, Office of the Secretary.
BUDGET SURPLUS
Committee on the Budget: Hearing on Iraq's Budget Surplus. Testimony 
was heard from Joseph A. Christoff, Director, International Affairs and 
Trade, GAO; Christopher M. Blanchard, Analyst in Middle Eastern 
Affairs, CRS, Library of Congress; and public witnesses.
CALLING CARD CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT; TRAVEL PROMOTION
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and 
Consumer Protection approved for full Committee the following bills: 
H.R. 3232, amended; Travel Promotion Act 2007; and H.R. 3402, Calling 
Card Consumer Protection Act.
  The Subcommittee also held a hearing on H.R. 3402, Calling Card 
Consumer Protection Act. Testimony was heard from William E. Kovacic, 
Chairman, FTC; and public witnesses.
DEFEATING IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICE
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing on Defeating the Improvised Explosive 
Device (IED) and Other Asymmetric Threats: Today's Efforts and 
Tomorrow's Requirements.
STATUS OF DTV TRANSITION
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Telecommunications 
and the Internet, hearing entitled ``Status of the DTV Transition: 154 
Days and Counting,'' Testimony was heard from Kevin J. Martin, 
Chairman, FCC; Meredith Baker, Acting Assistant Secretary, 
Communications, Department of Commerce; Mark L. Goldstein, Director, 
Physical Infrastructure Issues; and public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Financial Services: Began consideration of the following 
bills: H.R. 6694, FHA Seller-Financed Downpayment Reform and Risk-Based 
Pricing Authorization Act of 2008; H.R. 6890, Payments System 
Protection Act of 2008; H.R. 3019, Expand and Preserve Home Ownership 
Through Counseling Act; H.R. 6642, National Consumer Cooperative Bank 
Act Amendments of 2008; and H.R. 6871, Expedited Funds Availability 
Dollar Limits Adjustment Act of 2008.
HUD'S PROPOSED RESPA RULE
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigation held a hearing entitled: ``HUD's Proposed RESPA Rule.'' 
Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

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DEFEATING AL QAEDA'S AIR FORCE
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on the Middle East and South 
held a hearing on Defeating al Qaeda's Air Force: Pakistan's F-16 
Program in the Fight Against Terrorism. Testimony was heard from the 
following officials of the Department of Defense: VADM Jeffrey A. 
Wieringa, Director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency; Mitchell 
Shivers; MG Burton M. Field, Vice Director, Strategic Plans and Policy, 
Joint Staff; the following officials of the Department of State: Donald 
Camp, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Agency, 
and Frank Ruggiero, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Political-
Military Affairs.
FOREIGN ASSISTANCE IN THE AMERICAS
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere 
held a hearing on Foreign Assistance in the Americas. Testimony was 
heard from Senator Menendez; Mark Schneider, former Director, Peace 
Corps; and public witnesses.
CYBERSECURITY RECOMMENDATIONS
Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, 
Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology held a hearing entitled 
``Cybersecurity Recommendations for the Next Administration.'' 
Testimony was heard from David Powner, Director, Information Management 
Issues, GAO; and public witnesses.
INTEROPERABILITY IN THE NEXT ADMINISTRATION
Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Emergency 
Communications, Preparedness and Response held a hearing entitled 
``Interoperability in the Next Administration: Assessing the Derailed 
700 MHz D-block Public Safety Spectrum Auction.'' Testimony was heard 
from Chief Derek Poarch, Public Safety, Homeland Security Bureau, FCC; 
the following officials of the Department of Homeland Security: Chris 
Essid, Director, Office of Emergency Communications; and David Boyd, 
Director, Command, Control, and Interoperability Division; Deputy Chief 
Charles Dowd, City of New York Police Department; and public witnesses.
OVERSIGHT--FBI
Committee on the Judiciary: Held an oversight hearing on the Federal 
Bureau of Investigation. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
COMPENSATION
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Commercial and 
Administrative Law, hearing on Compensation. Testimony was heard from 
Margaret Dee McGarity, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of 
Wisconsin; and public witnesses.
ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and 
Oceans, oversight hearing on the impacts that U.S. consumer demand is 
having on the illegal and unsustainable trade of wildlife products and 
ongoing and proposed efforts to increase public awareness about these 
impacts. Testimony was heard from Benito A. Perez, Chief, Law 
Enforcement, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the 
Interior; and public witnesses.
NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM WORKERS SAFETY
Committee on National Resources: Subcommittee on National Parks, Forest 
and Public Lands held an oversight hearing on the Pineros: Reviewing 
the Welfare of Workers on Federal Lands. Testimony was heard from Hank 
Kashton, Deputy Chief, Business Operations, Forest Service, USDA; Alex 
Passantino, Acting Administrator, Wage and Hour Division, Department of 
Labor; and public witnesses.
DOMESTIC HIV PROTECTION
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Held a hearing on the 
Domestic Epidemic Is Worse Than We Thought: A Wake-Call for HIV 
Prevention. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the 
Department of Health and Human Services: Julie Gerberding, M.D., 
Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Anthony 
Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, 
NIH; and public witnesses.
DC WORKERS JUSTICE EQUITY; LEGISLATIVE BRANCH WORKFORCE DIVERSITY
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on Federal 
Workforce, Postal Service and the District of Columbia began 
consideration of H.R. 5600, District of Columbia Court, Offender 
Supervision, Parole, and Public Defender Employees Equity Act of 2008.
  The Subcommittee also held a hearing on Legislative Branch Diversity 
Management Review. Testimony was heard from Carol Bates, Inspector 
General, Architect of the Capitol; Carl W. Hoecker, Capitol Police, 
Francis Garcia, Inspector General, GAO; J. Anthony Ogden, Inspector 
General, GPO; Karl W. Schornagel, Inspector General, Library of 
Congress; and public witnesses.
NO CHILD LEFT INSIDE ACT
Committee on Rules: Granted, by a record vote of 5-3, a structured rule 
providing for consideration of H.R.

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3036, the ``No Child Left Inside Act of 2008.'' The rule provides one 
hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman 
and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and Labor. 
The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill 
except clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI. The rule provides that the 
amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on 
Education and Labor now printed in the bill shall be considered as an 
original bill for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as 
read. The rule waives all points of order against the amendment in the 
nature of a substitute except for clause 10 of rule XXI.
  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, shall not be subject to 
amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for a division of the 
question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. All points of 
order against the amendments except for clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI 
are waived. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without 
instructions. The rule provides that, notwithstanding the operation of 
the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of 
the bill to a time designated by the Speaker.
DHL AND UPS ARRANGEMENT
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Held a hearing on the 
Effects of Proposed Arrangement Between DHL and UPS on Competition, 
Customer Service, and Employment. Testimony was heard from Senator 
Brown; Representative Turner; Lee Fisher, Lt. Gov., State of Ohio and 
Director of Ohio Department of Development; David L, Raizk, Mayor, 
Wilmington, Ohio; and public witnesses.
OIL SPILL IN NEW ORLEANS--SAFETY ON THE ORLEANS RIVER SYSTEM
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Coast 
Guard and Maritime Transportation held a hearing on Oil Spill in New 
Orleans in July 2008 and Safety on the Inland River System. Testimony 
was heard from RADM James Watson, IV, USCG, Director of Prevention 
Policy for Marine Safety Security and Stewardship, Department of 
Homeland Security; David Westerholm, Director, Office of Response and 
Restoration, NOAA, Department of Commerce; and public witnesses.
VA SUICIDE HOTLINE
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Health hearing on VA 
Suicide Hotline. Testimony was heard from A. Katherine Power, Director, 
Center for Medical Health Services, Substances and Mental Health 
Service Administration, Department of Health and Human Services; Janet 
E. Kemp, R.N., VA National Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Department 
of Veterans Affairs; and public witnesses.
DISABILITY BACKLOG
Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Social Security hearing on 
Clearing the Disability Backlog. Testimony was from the following 
officials of the SSA: Frank Cristaudo, Chief Administrative Law Judge; 
and Patrick O'Connell, Inspector General; and public witnesses.
BUSINESS MEETING
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Subcommittee on Technical 
and Tactical Intelligence met in executive session to discuss a 
Subcommittee report.

Joint Meetings
BELARUS
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: Commission concluded 
a hearing to examine the state of democracy and human rights in Belarus 
and ways the Belarusian authorities are complying with their 
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) election 
commitments in advance of the September 28 parliamentary elections, 
after receiving testimony from David J. Kramer, Assistant Secretary of 
State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor; and Stephen B. Nix, 
International Republican Institute, Laura Jewett, National Democratic 
Institute for International Affairs, and Rodger Potocki, National 
Endowment for Democracy, all of Washington, D.C.


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                            NEW PUBLIC LAWS

     (For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D1041)
  H.R. 6532, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to restore the 
Highway Trust Fund balance. Signed on September 15, 2008. (Public Law 
110-318)

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                   COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

                           SEPTEMBER 17, 2008

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold 
hearings to examine pending Corporation for Public Broadcasting 
nominations, 10:30 a.m., SR-253.
  Committee on Environment and Public Works: to hold hearings to 
examine S. 1387, to amend the Emergency Planning and Community 
Right-to-Know Act of 1986 to provide for greenhouse gases, S. 2080, 
to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to ensure that 
sewage treatment plants monitor for and report discharges of raw 
sewage, H.R. 1464, to assist in the conservation of rare felids and 
rare canids by supporting and providing financial resources for the 
conservation programs of nations within the range of rare felid and 
rare canid populations and projects of persons with demonstrated 
expertise in the conservation of rare felid and rare canid 
populations, H.R. 1771, to assist in the conservation of cranes by 
supporting and providing, through projects of persons and 
organizations with expertise in crane conservation, financial 
resources for the conservation programs of countries the activities 
of which directly or indirectly affect cranes and the ecosystems of 
cranes, H.R. 3224, to amend the National Dam Safety Program Act to 
establish a program to provide grant assistance to States for the 
rehabilitation and repair of deficient dams, H.R. 3999 and S. 3338, 
bills to amend title 23, United States Code, to improve the safety 
of Federal-aid highway bridges, to strengthen bridge inspection 
standards and processes, to increase investment in the 
reconstruction of structurally deficient bridges on the National 
Highway System, H.R. 5001, to authorize the Administrator of General 
Services to provide for the redevelopment of the Old Post Office 
Building located in the District of Columbia, S. 2970, to enhance 
the ability of drinking water utilities in the United States to 
develop and implement climate change adaptation programs and 
policies, S. 1828, to require the Administrator of the Environmental 
Protection Agency to conduct a study of the feasibility of 
increasing the consumption in the United States of certain ethanol-
blended gasoline, and other pending legislation, 10 a.m., SD-406.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine 
Russia's aggression against Georgia, focusing on the consequences 
and responses, 10 a.m., SD-419.
  Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: to hold 
hearings to examine 401(k) plan fee disclosure, focusing on helping 
workers save for retirement, 10 a.m., SD-430.
  Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: business 
meeting to consider S. 3474, to amend title 44, United States Code, 
to enhance information security of the Federal Government, S. 3384, 
to amend section 11317 of title 40, United States Code, to require 
greater accountability for cost overruns on Federal IT investment 
projects, H.R. 2631, to strengthen efforts in the Department of 
Homeland Security to develop nuclear forensics capabilities to 
permit attribution of the source of nuclear material, H.R. 6098, to 
amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to improve the financial 
assistance provided to State, local, and tribal governments for 
information sharing activities, H.R. 3815, to amend the Homeland 
Security Act of 2002 to require the Secretary of Homeland Security 
to make full and efficient use of open source information to develop 
and disseminate open source homeland security information products, 
S. 3176, to amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
Emergency Assistance Act to authorize the President to provide 
mental health and substance abuse services, an original bill to 
establish a controlled unclassified information framework, H.R. 
6073, to provide that Federal employees receiving their pay by 
electronic funds transfer shall be given the option of receiving 
their pay stubs electronically, to amend title 5, United States 
Code, to provide for 8 weeks of paid leave for Federal employees 
giving birth, S. 3350, to provide that claims of the United States 
to certain documents relating to Franklin Delano Roosevelt shall be 
treated as waived and relinquished in certain circumstances, S. 
3477, to amend title 44, United States Code, to authorize grants for 
Presidential Centers of Historical Excellence, H.R. 5975 and S. 
3317, bills to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 101 West Main Street in Waterville, New York, as 
the ``Cpl. John P. Sigsbee Post Office'', H.R. 6092, to designate 
the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 101 
Tallapoosa Street in Bremen, Georgia, as the ``Sergeant Paul Saylor 
Post Office Building'', S. 3309, to designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 2523 7th Avenue East in 
North Saint Paul, Minnesota, as the Mayor William ``Bill'' Sandberg 
Post Office Building, H.R. 6437, to designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 200 North Texas Avenue in 
Odessa, Texas, as the ``Corporal Alfred Mac Wilson Post Office'', 
and the nominations of Ruth Y. Goldway, of California, to be a 
Commissioner of the Postal Regulatory Commission, and Carol Waller 
Pope, of the District of Columbia, and Thomas M. Beck, of Virginia, 
both to be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority, 10 
a.m., SD-342.
  Committee on the Judiciary: to hold oversight hearings to examine 
the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 9:30 a.m., SH-216.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs: to hold hearings to examine the 
nomination of Patrick W. Dunne, of New York, to be Under Secretary 
for Benefits of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 9:30 a.m., SR-
418.
  Special Committee on Aging: to hold hearings to examine direct-to-
consumer medical device advertising, focusing on marketing and 
medicine, 10:30 a.m., SD-562.


                                 House

  Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural 
Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, on 
Food Safety--FDA, 2 p.m., 2362A Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, on 
Public, Educational, and Governmental (PEG) Access to Cable 
Television, 10 a.m., 2220 Rayburn.

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  Committee on Education and Labor, Subcommittee on Workforce 
Protections, hearing on the Secret Rule of the Department of Labor's 
Worker Health Risk Assessment Proposal, 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce, to consider the following bills: 
H.R. 6469, Organ Transplant Authorization; S. 1760 Healthy Start 
Reauthorization Act of 2007; H.R. 1532, Comprehensive Tuberculosis 
Elimination Act of 2007; H.R. 2994, National Pain Care Policy Act of 
2007; H.R. 5265, Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Community 
Assistance, Research, and Education Amendments of 2008; the Meth 
Free Families and Communities Act; H.R. 1014, Heart Disease 
Education, Analysis Research, and Treatment for Women Act; H.R. 
6353, To amend, title VII of the Public Health Service Act to 
establish a loan program for eligible hospitals to establish 
residency training programs; H. R. 1076, HIPPA Recreational Injury 
Technical Correction Act; and H.R. 758, Breast Cancer Patient 
Protection Act, 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services, hearing entitled ``Implementation 
of the Hope for Homeowners Program and a Review of Foreclosure 
Mitigation Efforts,'' 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific 
and the Global Environment, hearing on Exporting Toxic Trash: Are We 
Dumping Our Electronic Waste on Poorer Countries?, 2 p.m., 2172 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border Maritime 
and Global Counterterrorism, hearing entitled ``Transportation 
Worker Identification Credential: A Status Update,'' 10 a.m., 311 
Cannon.
  Subcommittee on Management, Investigations and Oversight, hearing 
entitled ``Waste, Abuse and Mismanagement: Calculating the Cost of 
DHS Failed Contracts,'' 2 p.m., 311 Cannon.
  Committee on the Judiciary, to mark up the following bills: H.R. 
6598, Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2008; H.R. 6020, To amend 
the Immigration and Nationality Act to protect the well-being of 
soldiers and their families, and for other purposes; H.R. 5882, To 
recapture employment-based visas lost to bureaucratic delays and to 
prevent losses of family- and employment-based immigrant visas in 
the future; H.R. 5924, Emergency Nursing Supply Relief Act; and H.R. 
5950, Detainee Basic Medical Care Act of 2008, and a resolution and 
report recommending to the House of Representatives that the 
Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey be cited for contempt of 
Congress, 10:15, a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on 
Information Policy, Census and National Archives, hearing on 
Implementation of the Office of Government Information Services, 2 
p.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on Finance and Tax, 
hearing entitled ``Disaster Savings Accounts: Protections for Small 
Businesses During a Disaster,'' 2 p.m., 1539 Longworth.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on 
Aviation, hearing on FAA Aircraft Certification: Alleged Regulatory 
Lapses in the Certification and Manufacture of the Eclipse EA-500, 
10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Subcommittee on 
Intelligence Community Management, executive, on Security Clearance 
proceedings, 10 a.m., H-405 Capitol, and a hearing on the 
Administration progress toward reform of the security clearance 
process, as set forth by the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism 
Prevention Act of 2004, 2 p.m., 2253 Rayburn.


                             Joint Meetings

  Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: to hold hearings 
to examine the role of Organization for Security and Cooperation in 
Europe (OSCE) institutions in advancing human rights and democracy, 
3 p.m., 2325 Rayburn Building.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                   9:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 17

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Wednesday: After the transaction of any morning business 
(not to extend beyond 1 hour), Senate will continue consideration of S. 
3001, National Defense Authorization Act.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                    10 a.m., Wednesday, September 17

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Wednesday: Complete consideration of H.R. 6842--National 
Capital Security and Safety Act. Consideration of H.R. 3036--No Child 
Left Inside Act of 2008 (Subject to a Rule).
_______________________________________________________________________


            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Akin, W. Todd, Mo., E1802
Andrews, Robert E., N.J., E1803
Bordallo, Madeleine Z., Guam, E1796, E1799, E1801
Braley, Bruce L., Iowa, E1795
Butterfield, G.K., N.C., E1803
Capps, Lois, Calif., E1801
Castor, Kathy, Fla., E1801
Clyburn, James E., S.C., E1798, E1806
Cohen, Steve, Tenn., E1796
Diaz-Balart, Lincoln, Fla., E1807
Emanuel, Rahm, Ill., E1799
Franks, Trent, Ariz., E1811
Graves, Sam, Mo., E1795, E1797, E1797, E1799, E1800, E1802, E1802, 
E1806, E1806, E1807
Green, Al, Tex., E1807
Green, Gene, Tex., E1809
Higgins, Brian, N.Y., E1805
Hodes, Paul W., N.H., E1800
Johnson, Timothy V., Ill., E1798
Jordan, Jim, Ohio, E1810
Kildee, Dale E., Mich., E1802
Knollenberg, Joe, Mich., E1800
Kucinich, Dennis J., Ohio, E1801, E1802, E1803, E1803, E1804
Latham, Tom, Iowa, E1795
McCarthy, Carolyn, N.Y., E1808
McCotter, Thaddeus G., Mich., E1805
McGovern, James P., Mass., E1800, E1804
McHugh, John M., N.Y., E1808
Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E1799, E1802
Markey, Edward J., Mass., E1796
Michaud, Michael H., Me., E1797
Miller, Jeff, Fla., E1798
Mitchell, Harry E., Ariz., E1804
Payne, Donald M., N.J., E1811
Reichert, David G., Wash., E1799
Rogers, Harold, Ky., E1797
Rush, Bobby L., Ill., E1807, E1809
Sanchez, Linda T., Calif., E1797
Scott, David, Ga., E1795
Shuster, Bill, Pa., E1806
Solis, Hilda L., Calif., E1797
Stupak, Bart, Mich., E1806
Udall, Mark, Colo., E1810
Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E1805
Wilson, Joe, S.C., E1804
Wolf, Frank R., Va., E1807, E1808 


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