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                                         Monday, September 22, 2008

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S9169-S9221
Measures Introduced: Ten bills and ten resolutions were introduced, as 
follows: S. 3528-3537, S. Res. 669-677, and S. Con. Res. 100. 
                                                             Page S9204
Measures Reported:
  S. 1577, to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to 
require screening, including national criminal history background 
checks, of direct patient access employees of skilled nursing 
facilities, nursing facilities, and other long-term care facilities and 
providers, and to provide for nationwide expansion of the pilot program 
for national and State background checks on direct patient access 
employees of long-term care facilities or providers, with an amendment 
in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 110-474)
  S. 1933, to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to provide grants to 
small public drinking water systems. (S. Rept. No. 110-475)
  S. 199, to amend the Safe Drinking Water Amendments of 1996 to modify 
the grant program to improve sanitation in rural and Native villages in 
the State of Alaska. (S. Rept. No. 110-476)
  S. 906, to prohibit the sale, distribution, transfer, and export of 
elemental mercury, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. 
Rept. No. 110-477)
  S. 3109, to amend the Solid Waste Disposal Act to direct the 
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a 
hazardous waste electronic manifest system. (S. Rept. No. 110-478)
  S. 3175, to amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
Emergency Assistance Act to reauthorize the predisaster hazard 
mitigation program, to make technical corrections to that Act, with 
amendments. (S. Rept. No. 110-479)
  S. 3192, to amend the Act of August 9, 1955, to authorize the Cow 
Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, the Coquille Indian Tribe, and 
the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians of Oregon to obtain 99-
year lease authority for trust land, with an amendment in the nature of 
a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 110-480)
Pages S9203-04
Measures Passed:
Commemorating Irena Sendler: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged 
from further consideration of S. Con. Res. 96, commemorating Irena 
Sendler, a woman whose bravery saved the lives of thousands during the 
Holocaust and remembering her legacy of courage, selflessness, and 
hope, and the resolution was then agreed to.
  Pages S9179-85
National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month: Committee on the Judiciary was 
discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 614, designating the 
month of August 2008 as ``National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month'', 
and the resolution was then agreed to.
  Pages S9179-85
The Ohio State University Football Team: Committee on the Judiciary was 
discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 653, celebrating the 
outstanding athletic accomplishments of The Ohio State University 
football team for achieving its 800th all-time victory, and the 
resolution was then agreed to.
  Pages S9179-85
National Child Awareness Month: Committee on the Judiciary was 
discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 644, designating 
September 2008 as ``National Child Awareness Month'' to promote 
awareness of charities benefiting children and youth-serving 
organizations throughout the United States and recognizing efforts made 
by these charities and organizations on behalf of children and youth as 
a positive investment in the future of the United States, and the 
resolution was then agreed to.
  Pages S9179-85
National Runaway Prevention Month: Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions was discharged from further consideration of S. 
Res. 646, recognizing and supporting the goals and ideals of National 
Runaway Prevention Month, and the resolution was then agreed to. 
                                                         Pages S9179-85
National Assisted Living Week: Committee on the Judiciary was 
discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 652, designating the 
week beginning September 8, 2008, as ``National Assisted Living Week'', 
and the resolution was then agreed to.
  Pages S9179-85

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration 50th Anniversary: 
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation was discharged from 
further consideration of S. Res. 651, honoring the National Aeronautics 
and Space Administration on the 50th anniversary of its establishment, 
and the resolution was then agreed to.
  Pages S9179-85
Dandy-Walker syndrome and hydrocephalus: Committee on Health, 
Education, Labor, and Pensions was discharged from further 
consideration of H. Con. Res. 163, expressing the sense of Congress in 
support of further research and activities to increase public 
awareness, professional education, diagnosis, and treatment of Dandy-
Walker syndrome and hydrocephalus, and the resolution was then agreed 
to.
  Pages S9179-85
USS Nautilus (SSN 571) 50th Anniversary: Committee on Armed Services 
was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 648, recognizing 
the 50th anniversary of the crossing of the North Pole by the USS 
Nautilus (SSN 571) and its significance in the history of both our 
Nation and the world, and the resolution was then agreed to. 
                                                         Pages S9179-85
Space Foundation 25th Anniversary: Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 
502, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Space Foundation, and 
the resolution was then agreed to.
  Pages S9179-85
National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month: Committee on Health, 
Education, Labor, and Pensions was discharged from further 
consideration of S. Con. Res. 93, supporting the goals and ideals of 
``National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month'', and the resolution 
was then agreed to.
  Pages S9179-85
National Heat Stroke Awareness Month: Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions was discharged from further consideration of H. 
Con. Res. 296, expressing support for the designation of August 2008 as 
``National Heat Stroke Awareness Month'' to raise awareness and 
encourage prevention of heat stroke, and the resolution was then agreed 
to.
  Pages S9179-85
Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs 40th Anniversary: 
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry was discharged from 
further consideration of S. Res. 634, recognizing July 30, 2008, as the 
40th anniversary of the enactment of the resolution establishing the 
Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs, and the 
resolution was then agreed to.
  Pages S9179-85
National Celiac Disease Awareness Day: Committee on the Judiciary was 
discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 657, designating 
September 13, 2008, as ``National Celiac Disease Awareness Day'', and 
the resolution was then agreed to.
  Pages S9179-85
National First Responder Appreciation Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 
670, designating September 25, 2008, as ``National First Responder 
Appreciation Day''.
  Pages S9179-85
University of Maryland School of Medicine 200th Anniversary: Senate 
agreed to S. Res. 671, congratulating the University of Maryland School 
of Medicine on its 200th anniversary.
  Pages S9179-85
National Day of Encouragement: Senate agreed to S. Res. 672, 
designating September 12, 2008, as ``National Day of Encouragement''. 
                                                         Pages S9179-85
Workplace Wellness: Senate agreed to S. Res. 673, recognizing the 
importance of workplace wellness as a strategy to help maximize 
employees' health and well being.
  Pages S9179-85
National Falls Prevention Awareness Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 674, 
designating September 22, 2008, as ``National Falls Prevention 
Awareness Day'' to raise awareness and encourage the prevention of 
falls among older adults.
  Pages S9179-85
National Adoption Day and National Adoption Month: Senate agreed to S. 
Res. 675, expressing support for the goals of National Adoption Day and 
National Adoption Month by promoting national awareness of adoption and 
the children awaiting families, celebrating children and families 
involved in adoption, and encouraging Americans to secure safety, 
permanency, and well-being for all children.
  Pages S9179-85
Red Ribbon Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 676, supporting the goals and 
ideals of Red Ribbon Week.
  Pages S9179-85
Native American Heritage Day Act: Senate passed H.J. Res. 62, to honor 
the achievements and contributions of Native Americans to the United 
States, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a 
substitute.
  Page S9186
Federal Financial Assistance Management Improvement Act: Senate passed 
S. 3341, to reauthorize and improve the Federal Financial Assistance 
Management Improvement Act of 1999.
  Pages S9217-18
Albuquerque Indian School Act: Senate passed S. 1193, to direct the 
Secretary of the Interior to take into trust 2 parcels of Federal land 
for the benefit of certain Indian Pueblos in the State of New Mexico. 
                                                             Page S9218
Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act: Senate 
passed H.R. 6893, to amend parts B and E of title IV of the Social 
Security Act to connect and support relative caregivers, improve 
outcomes for children in foster care, provide for tribal foster care

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and adoption access, improve incentives for adoption, clearing the 
measure for the President.
  Page S9218
North Korean Human Rights Reauthorization Act: Committee on Foreign 
Relations was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5834, to 
amend the North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004 to promote respect for 
the fundamental human rights of the people of North Korea, and the bill 
was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed 
thereto:
  Pages S9218-19
  Reid (for Dodd) Amendment No. 5632, to make certain technical and 
clarifying amendments.
Page S9219
Legal Representation: Senate agreed to S. Res. 677, to authorize 
testimony and legal representation in Ramsey, et al. v. Wilson, et al. 
                                                         Pages S9219-20
Measures Considered:
Advancing America's Priorities Act: Senate began consideration of the 
motion to proceed to consideration of S. 3297, to advance America's 
priorities.
  Page S9220
Unemployment Compensation--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was 
reached providing that the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and 
Pensions be discharged from further consideration of S. 3507, to 
provide for additional emergency unemployment compensation, and that 
the bill be referred to the Committee on Finance.
  Page S9220
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed 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.
Pages S9169, S9221
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  4 Army nominations in the rank of general.
  Routine lists in the Army.
Page S9220
Messages from the House:
  Pages S9200-01
Measures Read the First Time:
  Page S9201
Executive Communications:
  Page S9201
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S9204-06
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S9206-16
Additional Statements:
  Pages S9196-S9200
Amendments Submitted:
  Page S9216
Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
  Page S9216
Recess: Senate convened at 3 p.m. and recessed at 6:42 p.m., until 10 
a.m. on Tuesday, September 23, 2008. (For Senate's program, see the 
remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S9220.)


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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
  No committee meetings were held.


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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

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[Pages D1129-D1132]
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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 16 public bills, H.R. 6980-
6995; and 9 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 422; and H. Res. 1471-1475, 1477-
1479, were introduced.
  Pages H8577-78
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H8578-79
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 6577, to express the consent and approval of Congress to an 
interstate compact regarding water resources in the Great Lakes--St. 
Lawrence River Basin (H. Rept. 110-863);
  H.R. 5352, to protect seniors in the United States from elder abuse 
by establishing specialized elder abuse prosecution and research 
programs and activities to aid victims of elder abuse and to provide 
training to prosecutors and other law enforcement related to elder 
abuse prevention and protection, with an amendment (H. Rept. 110-864, 
Pt. 1);
  H.R. 6370, to transfer excess Federal property administered by the 
Coast Guard to the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and 
Siuslaw Indians (H. Rept. 110-865); and
  H.R. 6524, to authorize the Administrator of General Services to take 
certain actions with respect to parcels of real property located in 
Eastlake, Ohio, and Koochiching County, Minnesota (H. Rept. 110-866, 
Pt. 1); and
  H. Res. 1476, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5244) to 
amend the Truth in Lending Act to establish fair and transparent 
practices relating to

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the extension of credit under an open end consumer credit plan (H. 
Rept. 110-867).
Page H8577
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed 
Representative Carnahan to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H8479
Recess: The House recessed at 10:48 a.m. and reconvened at 12 p.m. 
                                                             Page H8481
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Commending the Honor Flight Network, its volunteers, and donors, for 
enabling World War II veterans to travel to our Nation's capital to see 
the World War II Memorial created in their honor: H. Res. 1287, to 
commend the Honor Flight Network, its volunteers, and donors, for 
enabling World War II veterans to travel to our Nation's capital to see 
the World War II Memorial created in their honor;
  Pages H8481-83
  Veterans' Benefits Enhancement Act of 2008: S. 1315, amended, to 
amend title 38, United States Code, to enhance veterans' insurance and 
housing benefits and to improve benefits and services for transitioning 
servicemembers;
  Pages H8487-91
  Minute Man National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act: H.R. 5853, 
to expand the boundary of the Minute Man National Historical Park in 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to include Barrett's Farm; 
                                                             Page H8496
  Authorizing the expansion of the Fort Davis National Historic Site in 
Fort Davis, Texas: H.R. 6176, to authorize the expansion of the Fort 
Davis National Historic Site in Fort Davis, Texas;
  Pages H8496-97
  Deafy Glade Land Exchange Act: H.R. 6159, amended, to provide for a 
land exchange involving certain National Forest System lands in the 
Mendocino National Forest in the State of California;
  Pages H8497-98
  Trail of Tears Documentation Act: H.R. 5335, amended, to amend the 
National Trails System Act to provide for the inclusion of new trail 
segments, land components, and campgrounds associated with the Trail of 
Tears National Historic Trail;
  Pages H8498-S8500
  Camp Hale Study Act: H.R. 3336, amended, to direct the Secretary of 
the Interior to carry out a study to determine the suitability and 
feasibility of establishing a historic district to the Camp Hale on 
parcels of land in the State of Colorado;
  Page H8500
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To direct the Secretary of 
the Interior to carry out a study to determine the suitability and 
feasibility of establishing Camp Hale as a unit of the National Park 
System.''.
Page H8500
  Box Elder Utah Land Conveyance Act: H.R. 3849, amended, to provide 
for the conveyance of parcels of land to Mantua, Box Elder County, 
Utah;
  Pages H8500-01
  Providing for a boundary adjustment and land conveyances involving 
Roosevelt National Forest, Colorado, to correct the effects of an 
erroneous land survey that resulted in approximately 7 acres of the 
Crystal Lakes Subdivision, Ninth Filing, encroaching on National Forest 
System land: H.R. 3299, amended, to provide for a boundary adjustment 
and land conveyances involving Roosevelt National Forest, Colorado, to 
correct the effects of an erroneous land survey that resulted in 
approximately 7 acres of the Crystal Lakes Subdivision, Ninth Filing, 
encroaching on National Forest System land;
  Pages H8501-02
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To provide for a boundary 
adjustment and land conveyances involving Roosevelt National Forest, 
Colorado, to correct the effects of an erroneous land survey that 
resulted in approximately 7 acres of the Crystal Lakes Subdivision, 
Ninth Filing, encroaching on National Forest System land, and for other 
purposes.''.
Page H8502
  Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Grand Coulee Dam and 
recognizing its critical role in the national and economic security of 
the United States and the contributions of hydroelectric power to the 
reduction of greenhouse gas emissions: H. Res. 1374, to commemorate the 
75th anniversary of the Grand Coulee Dam and recognizing its critical 
role in the national and economic security of the United States and the 
contributions of hydroelectric power to the reduction of greenhouse gas 
emissions;
  Pages H8502-03
  Authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to provide an annual grant 
to facilitate an iron working training program for Native Americans: 
H.R. 6685, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to provide an 
annual grant to facilitate an iron working training program for Native 
Americans, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 302 yeas to 72 nays, Roll No. 
616;
  Pages H8503, H8543-44
  Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program Act: H.R. 1907, 
amended, to authorize the 
acquisition of land and interests in land from willing sellers to 
improve the conservation of, and to enhance the ecological values and 
functions of, coastal and estuarine areas to benefit both the 
environment and the economies of coastal communities, by a \2/3\

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yea-and-nay vote of 313 yeas to 59 nays, Roll No. 617; 
                                               Pages H8503-06, H8544-45
  Nationwide Mortgage Fraud Task Force Act of 2008: H.R. 6853, amended, 
to establish in the Federal Bureau of Investigation the Nationwide 
Mortgage Fraud Task Force to address mortgage fraud in the United 
States, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 350 yeas to 23 nays, Roll No. 
618;
  Pages H8517-19, H8545
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To establish in the 
Federal Bureau of Investigation the Nationwide Mortgage Fraud 
Coordinator to address mortgage fraud in the United States, and for 
other purposes.''.
Page H8545
  Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Azorean Refugee Act of 1958 
and celebrating the extensive contributions of Portuguese-American 
communities to the United States: H. Res. 1438, to commemorate the 50th 
anniversary of the Azorean Refugee Act of 1958 and to celebrate the 
extensive contributions of Portuguese-American communities to the 
United States;
  Pages H8522-24
  Recognizing and honoring the 50th anniversary of the founding of 
AARP: H. Res. 1464, to recognize and honor the 50th anniversary of the 
founding of AARP;
  Pages H8524-25
  Extending the waiver authority for the Secretary of Education under 
section 105 of subtitle A of title IV of division B of Public Law 109-
148, relating to elementary and secondary education hurricane recovery 
relief: H.R. 6890, amended, to extend the waiver authority for the 
Secretary of Education under section 105 of subtitle A of title IV of 
division B of Public Law 109-148, relating to elementary and secondary 
education hurricane recovery relief;
  Pages H8525-27
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To extend the waiver 
authority for the Secretary of Education under section 105 of subtitle 
A of title IV of division B of Public Law 109-148, relating to 
elementary and secondary education hurricane recovery relief, and for 
other purposes.''.
Page H8527
  Recognizing the benefits of service-learning as a teaching strategy 
to effectively engage youth in the community and classroom, and 
supporting the goals of the National Learn and Serve Challenge: H. Res. 
1463, amended, to recognize the benefits of service-learning as a 
teaching strategy to effectively engage youth in the community and 
classroom, and to support the goals of the National Learn and Serve 
Challenge;
  Pages H8527-28
  Oregon Surplus Federal Land Act of 2008: H.R. 6370, to transfer 
excess Federal property administered by the Coast Guard to the 
Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians; 
                                                         Pages H8530-32
  Authorizing the Administrator of General Services to take certain 
actions with respect to parcels of real property located in Eastlake, 
Ohio, and Koochiching County, Minnesota: H.R. 6524, to authorize the 
Administrator of General Services to take certain actions with respect 
to parcels of real property located in Eastlake, Ohio, and Koochiching 
County, Minnesota;
  Pages H9532-33
  Honoring Dr. Guion S. ``Guy'' Bluford, Jr., and the 25th anniversary 
of his historic flight as the first African-American in space: H. Res. 
1466, to honor Dr. Guion S. ``Guy'' Bluford, Jr., and the 25th 
anniversary of his historic flight as the first African-American in 
space;
  Pages H8533-34
  Expressing support for the designation of a 4-H National Youth 
Science Day: H. Res. 1390, to express support for the designation of a 
4-H National Youth Science Day; and
  Pages H8538-39
  Honoring the 50th anniversary of the successful demonstration of the 
first integrated circuit and its impact on the electronics industry: H. 
Res. 1471, to honor the 50th anniversary of the successful 
demonstration of the first integrated circuit and its impact on the 
electronics industry.
  Pages H8541-43
Recess: The House recessed at 4:32 p.m. and reconvened at 6:30 p.m. 
                                                             Page H8543
Suspensions--Proceedings Postponed: The House debated the following 
measures under suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were 
postponed:
  Filipino Veterans Equity Act of 2008: H.R. 6897, amended, to 
authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make certain payments to 
eligible persons who served in the Philippines during World War II; 
                                                         Pages H8483-87
  Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Battlefield Protection Act: H.R. 
160, amended, to amend the American Battlefield Protection Act of 1996 
to establish a battlefield acquisition grant program for the 
acquisition and protection of nationally significant battlefields and 
associated sites of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812; 
                                                         Pages H8491-93
  Civil War Battlefield Preservation Act of 2008: H.R. 2933, amended, 
to amend the American Battlefield Protection Act of 1996 to extend the 
authorization for that Act;
  Pages H8493-95
  Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park Boundary Expansion and 
Redesignation Act of 2008: H.R. 4828, amended, to amend the Palo Alto

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Battlefield National Historic Site Act of 1991 to expand the boundaries 
of the historic site;
  Pages H8595-96
  Great Lakes--St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: S.J. 
Res. 45, to express the consent and approval of Congress to an 
interstate compact regarding water resources in the Great Lakes--St. 
Lawrence River Basin;
  Pages H8506-17
  Elder Abuse Victims Act of 2008: H.R. 5352, amended, to protect 
seniors in the United States from elder abuse by establishing 
specialized elder abuse prosecution and research programs and 
activities to aid victims of elder abuse and to provide training to 
prosecutors and other law enforcement related to elder abuse prevention 
and protection;
  Pages H8519-22
  College Fire Prevention Act: H.R. 642, amended, to establish a 
demonstration incentive program within the Department of Education to 
promote installation of fire sprinkler systems, or other fire 
suppression or prevention technologies, in qualified student housing 
and dormitories;
  Pages H8528-30
  United States Fire Administration Reauthorization Act of 2008: S. 
2606, to reauthorize the United States Fire Administration; and 
                                                         Pages H8534-38
  Establishing a research, development, demonstration, and commercial 
application program to promote research of appropriate technologies for 
heavy duty plug-in hybrid vehicles: H.R. 6323, amended, to establish a 
research, development, demonstration, and commercial application 
program to promote research of appropriate technologies for heavy duty 
plug-in hybrid vehicles.
  Pages H8539-41
Senate Messages: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and 
subsequently presented to the House and a message received from the 
Senate today appear on pages S8481 and S8543.
Senate Referrals: S. 531 was referred to the Committee on Natural 
Resources and S. 2606 was held at the desk.
  Page H8566
Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes developed during the 
proceedings of today and appear on pages H8543-44, H8544-45, and H8545. 
There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10:30 a.m. and adjourned at 10:18 p.m.

Committee Meeting
RETAIL CRIME
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and 
Homeland Security held a hearing on the following bills: H.R. 6713, E-
fencing Enforcement Act of 2008; H.R. 6491, Organized Retail Crime Act 
of 2008; and S. 3434, Combating Organized Retail Crime Act of 2008. 
Testimony was heard from Congressman Brad Ellsworth; and public 
witnesses.
CREDIT CARDHOLDER BILL OF RIGHTS ACT
Committee on Rules: Granted, by a recorded vote of 7-4, a rule 
providing for consideration of H.R. 5244, ``the Credit Cardholders' 
Bill of Rights Act of 2008.'' The rule provides for one hour general 
debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking 
minority member of the Committee on Financial Services. 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 Financial Services now 
printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as 
amended, shall be considered as read. All points of order against 
provisions of the bill, as amended, 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. The rule allows the 
chairman of the Committee on Armed Services to insert in the 
Congressional Record at any time during the remainder of the second 
session of the 110th Congress such material as he may deem explanatory 
of defense authorization measures for the fiscal year 2009. Testimony 
was heard from Representatives Maloney of New York, and Campbell.


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Daily Digest/NEW PUBLIC LAWS

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                            NEW PUBLIC LAWS

     (For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D1123)
  H.R. 6456, to provide for extensions of certain authorities of the 
Department of State. Signed on September 19, 2008. (Public Law 110-321)
  S. 2450, to amend the Federal Rules of Evidence to address the waiver 
of the attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine. Signed 
on September 19, 2008. (Public Law 110-322)
  H.R. 5683, to make certain reforms with respect to the Government 
Accountability Office. Signed on September 22, 2008. (Public Law 110-
323)

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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2008-09-23

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[Pages D1133-D1135]
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                    COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY,

                           SEPTEMBER 23, 2008

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and 
Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, with the 
Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, to hold 
joint hearings to examine food marketing to children, 10:30 a.m., 
SD-192.
  Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine the 
situation in Iraq and Afghanistan; with the possibility of a closed 
session in SVC-217 following the open session, 9:30 a.m., SD-106.
  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to hold hearings 
to examine turmoil in United States credit markets, focusing on 
recent actions regarding investment banks and other financial 
institutions, 9:30 a.m., SD-G50.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold 
oversight hearings to examine the transition to digital television, 
focusing on the February 2009 deadline, 2:30 p.m., SR-253.
  Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: to hold hearings to 
examine reasons that diesel fuel prices have been so high and what 
can be done to address this situation, 10 a.m., SD-366.
  Committee on Environment and Public Works: to hold hearings to 
examine regulation of greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act 
(Public Law 101-549), 10 a.m., SD-406.
  Committee on Finance: to hold hearings to examine covering the 
uninsured, focusing on making health insurance markets work, 10 
a.m., SD-215.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: business meeting to consider 
Protocols to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of 
the Republic of Albania and the Republic of Croatia adopted at 
Brussels on July 9, 2008, and signed that day on behalf of the 
United States and the other Parties to the North Atlantic Treaty 
(Treaty Doc. 110-20), Amendments to the Constitution and Convention 
of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) (Geneva 1992), as 
amended by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Kyoto 1994), together 
with declarations and reservations by the United States as contained 
in the Final Acts of the Plenipotentiary Conference (Minneapolis 
1998) (Treaty Doc. 108-05), Amendments to the Constitution and 
Convention of the International Telecommunication Union (Geneva, 
1992), as amended by the Plenipotentiary Conference (Kyoto, 1994) 
and the Plenipotentiary Conference (Minneapolis, 1998), together 
with the declarations and reservations by the United States, all as 
contained in the Final Acts of the Plenipotentiary Conference 
(Marrakesh, 2002) (Treaty Doc. 109-11), Amendments to the 
Constitution and Convention of the International Telecommunication 
Union (Geneva, 1992), as Amended by the Plenipotentiary Conference 
(Kyoto, 1994) and the Plenipotentiary Conference (Marrakesh, 2002), 
Together with the Declarations and Reservations by the United 
States, all as Contained in the Final Acts of the Plenipotentiary 
Conference (Antalya, 2006) (Treaty Doc. 110-16), S. 2609, to 
establish a Global Service Fellowship Program, S. 3103, to amend the 
Iran, North Korea, and Syria nonproliferation Act to allow certain 
extraordinary payments in connection with the International Space 
Station, S. 1007, to direct the Secretary of State to work with the 
Government of Brazil and other foreign governments to develop 
partnerships that will strengthen diplomatic relations and energy 
security by accelerating the development of biofuels production, 
research, and infrastructure to alleviate poverty, create jobs, and 
increase income, while improving energy security and protecting the 
environment, S. 3426, to amend the Foreign Service Act of 1980 to 
extend comparability pay adjustments to members of the Foreign 
Service assigned to posts abroad, and to amend the provision 
relating to the death gratuity payable to surviving dependents on 
Foreign Service employees who die as a result of injuries sustained 
in the performance of duty abroad, S. Res. 598, expressing the sense 
of the Senate regarding the need for the United States to lead 
renewed international efforts to assist developing nations in 
conserving natural resources and preventing the impending extinction 
of a large portion of the world's plant and animal species, an 
original bill entitled, ``Security Assistance Act'', and the 
nominations of Brian H. Hook, of Iowa, to be an Assistant Secretary 
of State (International Organization Affairs), Sung Y. Kim, of 
California, a Foreign Service Officer of Class One, for the rank of 
Ambassador during his tenure of service as Special Envoy for the Six 
Party Talks, Gregori Lebedev, of Virginia, to be Representative of 
the United States of America to the United Nations for U.N. 
Management and Reform, with the rank of Ambassador and to be 
Alternate Representative of the United States to the United Nations, 
during his tenure of service as Representative of the United States 
to the United Nations for U.N. Management and Reform, Clifford D. 
May, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Broadcasting Board of 
Governors, C. Steven McGann, of New York, to be Ambassador to the 
Republic of the Fiji Islands, and to serve concurrently and without 
additional compensation as Ambassador to the Republic of Nauru, the 
Kingdom of Tonga, Tuvalu, and the Republic of Kiribati, and other 
pending nominations, 2:15 p.m., S-116, Capitol.
  Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Subcommittee 
on Employment and Workplace Safety, to hold hearings to examine 
investing in a skilled workforce, focusing on making the best use of 
tax-payer dollars to maximize results, 10 a.m., SD-430.
  Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Ad Hoc 
Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery, to hold hearings to examine after 
action reviews of Federal, State, and local activities to respond 
and recover from Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, 10 a.m., SD-562.
  Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government 
Information, Federal Services, and International Security, to hold 
hearings to examine reducing the undercount in the 2010 census, 
10:30 a.m., SD-342.
  Full Committee, 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

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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, 12 
noon, S-216, Capitol.
  Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal 
Workforce, and the District of Columbia, to hold hearings to examine 
the elements of the Federal government responsible for coordinating 
our public diplomacy, including their respective missions, 
organizational structures, workforce, and management, 2:30 p.m., SD-
342.
  Committee on Indian Affairs: business meeting to consider H.R. 
5680, to amend certain laws relating to Native Americans, H.R. 2963, 
to transfer certain land in Riverside County, California, and San 
Diego County, California, from the Bureau of Land Management to the 
United States to be held in trust for the Pechanga Band of Luiseno 
Mission Indians, S. 3194, to transfer surplus Federal land 
administered by the Coast Guard in the State of Oregon, S. 3128, to 
direct the Secretary of the Interior to provide a loan to the White 
Mountain Apache Tribe for use in planning, engineering, and 
designing a certain water system project, S. 3355, to authorize the 
Crow Tribe of Indians water rights settlement, and S. 3381, to 
authorize the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the 
Commissioner of Reclamation, to develop water infrastructure in the 
Rio Grande Basin, and to approve the settlement of the water rights 
claims of the Pueblos of Nambe, Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, Tesuque, 
and Taos, 10 a.m., SD-628.
  Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine equal pay 
for equal work, 10 a.m., SH-216.
  Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of C. 
Darnell Jones II to be United States District Judge for the Eastern 
District of Pennsylvania, Mitchell S. Goldberg to be United States 
District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Joel H. 
Slomsky to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District 
of Pennsylvania, Eric F. Melgren to be United States District Judge 
for the District of Kansas, and Anthony John Trenga to be United 
States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, 3 p.m., 
SD-562.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs: business meeting to consider the 
nomination of Patrick W. Dunne, of New York, to be Under Secretary 
for Benefits of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 10 a.m., S-213, 
Capitol.
  Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold hearings to examine the 
new Attorney General guidelines for domestic intelligence 
collection, 2:30 p.m., SH-216.


                                 House

  Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations, hearing on the Department of Defense's work with 
states, universities and students to transform the nation's foreign 
language capacity, 10 a.m., 2212 Rayburn.
  Committee on Education and Labor, Subcommittee on Workforce 
Protections, hearing on Child Labor Enforcement: Are We Adequately 
Protecting our Children, 11 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce, to mark up the following 
legislation: H.R. 1283, Arthritis Prevention, Control, and Cure Act 
of 2007; H.R. 3232, Travel Promotion Act of 2007; H.R. Calling Card 
Consumer Protection Act; H.R. 1157, Breast Cancer and Environmental 
Research Act of 2007; legislation to amend Part II of the Federal 
Power Act to address potential cybersecurity threats to the bulk 
power system; and H.R. 6568, Tom Lantos Pulmonary Hypertension 
Research and Education Act of 2008, 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, 
hearing on the Hurricanes in Haiti: Disaster and Recovery, 10 a.m., 
2172 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Judiciary, to mark up the following legislation: 
H.R. 6598, Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2008; H.R. 5882, To 
recapture employment-based immigration 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; H.R. 5950, Detainee Basic Medical Care Act

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of 2008; and a resolution and report recommending to the House of 
Representatives that Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey be cited 
for contempt of Congress, 1 p.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border 
Security and International Law, hearing on the Executive Office of 
Immigration Review, 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, 
oversight hearing on Identifying Labor Solutions for the Guam 
Military Build-Up, 2 p.m., 1324 Longworth.
  Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on 
Domestic Policy, hearing on Necessary Reform to Pediatric Dental 
Care under Medicaid, 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on 
Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management, 
hearing on FEMA's Response to the 2008 Hurricane Season and the 
National Housing Strategy, 2 p.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Oversight and Investigations, 
hearing on Media Outreach to Veterans: An Update, 10 a.m., 2247 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health, hearing on 
Health of the Private Health Insurance market, 10 a.m., 1100 
Longworth.
  Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, executive, briefing on 
CIA's Clandestine Service, 2 p.m., H-405 Capitol.


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                      CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

            Week of September 23 through September 27, 2008

                             Senate Chamber

  On Tuesday, at approximately 11 a.m. Senate will begin consideration 
of H.R. 6049, Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act, and consider 
certain amendments.
  During the balance of the week, Senate may consider any cleared 
legislative and executive business.


                           Senate Committees

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)
  Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: September 24, 
to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Mark Everett Keenum, 
of Mississippi, to be a Member of the Farm Credit Administration 
Board, Farm Credit Administration for a term ending May 21, 2014, 
9:30 a.m., SR-328A.
  September 24, Full Committee, with the Committee on Homeland 
Security and Governmental Affairs, Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Disaster 
Recovery, to hold joint hearings to examine the effectiveness of 
agricultural disaster assistance programs in the wake of the 2008 
Midwest floods, Hurricane Gustav, and Hurricane Ike, 10 a.m., SR-
328A.
  Committee on Appropriations: September 23, Subcommittee on Labor, 
Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, with the 
Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, to hold 
joint hearings to examine food marketing to children, 10:30 a.m., 
SD-192.
  Committee on Armed Services: September 23, to hold hearings to 
examine the situation in Iraq and Afghanistan; with the possibility 
of a closed session in SVC-217 following the open session, 9:30 
a.m., SD-106.
  September 25, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the 
authorization of Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape techniques 
for interrogations in Iraq, focusing on the Committee's inquiry into 
the treatment of detainees in United States custody, 9:30 a.m., SD-
106.
  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: September 23, to 
hold hearings to examine turmoil in United States credit markets, 
focusing on recent actions regarding investment banks and other 
financial institutions, 9:30 a.m., SD-G50.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: September 23, 
to hold oversight hearings to examine the transition to digital 
television, focusing on the February 2009 deadline, 2:30 p.m., SR-
253.
  September 24, Subcommittee on Interstate Commerce, Trade, and 
Tourism, to hold hearings to examine the imbalance in United States-
Korea automobile trade, 10 a.m., SR-253.
  September 24, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the 
safety and security of spent nuclear fuel transportation, 2:30 p.m., 
SR-253.
  September 25, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine 
broadband providers and consumer privacy, 10 a.m., SR-253.
  Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: September 23, to hold 
hearings to examine reasons that diesel fuel prices have been so 
high and what can be done to address this situation, 10 a.m., SD-
366.
  Committee on Environment and Public Works: September 23, to hold 
hearings to examine regulation of greenhouse gases under the Clean 
Air Act (Public Law 101-549), 10 a.m., SD-406.
  September 24, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the Bush 
Administration's environmental record at the Department of the 
Interior and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 2:30 p.m., 
SD-406.
  September 25, Full Committee, to hold oversight hearings to 
examine the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) cleanup of the 
Superfund site in Libby, Montana, 10 a.m., SD-406.
  Committee on Finance: September 23, to hold hearings to examine 
covering the uninsured, focusing on making health insurance markets 
work, 10 a.m., SD-215.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: September 23, business meeting to 
consider Protocols to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the 
Accession of the Republic of Albania and the Republic of Croatia 
adopted at Brussels on July 9, 2008, and signed that day on behalf 
of the United States and the other Parties to the North Atlantic 
Treaty (Treaty Doc. 110-20), Amendments to the Constitution and 
Convention of the International Telecommunication

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Union (ITU) (Geneva 1992), as amended by the Plenipotentiary 
Conference (Kyoto 1994), together with declarations and reservations 
by the United States as contained in the Final Acts of the 
Plenipotentiary Conference (Minneapolis 1998) (Treaty Doc. 108-05), 
Amendments to the Constitution and Convention of the International 
Telecommunication Union (Geneva, 1992), as amended by the 
Plenipotentiary Conference (Kyoto, 1994) and the Plenipotentiary 
Conference (Minneapolis, 1998), together with the declarations and 
reservations by the United States, all as contained in the Final 
Acts of the Plenipotentiary Conference (Marrakesh, 2002) (Treaty 
Doc. 109-11), Amendments to the Constitution and Convention of the 
International Telecommunication Union (Geneva, 1992), as Amended by 
the Plenipotentiary Conference (Kyoto, 1994) and the Plenipotentiary 
Conference (Marrakesh, 2002), Together with the Declarations and 
Reservations by the United States, all as Contained in the Final 
Acts of the Plenipotentiary Conference (Antalya, 2006) (Treaty Doc. 
110-16), S. 2609, to establish a Global Service Fellowship Program, 
S. 3103, to amend the Iran, North Korea, and Syria nonproliferation 
Act to allow certain extraordinary payments in connection with the 
International Space Station, S. 1007, to direct the Secretary of 
State to work with the Government of Brazil and other foreign 
governments to develop partnerships that will strengthen diplomatic 
relations and energy security by accelerating the development of 
biofuels production, research, and infrastructure to alleviate 
poverty, create jobs, and increase income, while improving energy 
security and protecting the environment, S. 3426, to amend the 
Foreign Service Act of 1980 to extend comparability pay adjustments 
to members of the Foreign Service assigned to posts abroad, and to 
amend the provision relating to the death gratuity payable to 
surviving dependents on Foreign Service employees who die as a 
result of injuries sustained in the performance of duty abroad, S. 
Res. 598, expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the need for 
the United States to lead renewed international efforts to assist 
developing nations in conserving natural resources and preventing 
the impending extinction of a large portion of the world's plant and 
animal species, an original bill entitled, ``Security Assistance 
Act'', and the nominations of Brian H. Hook, of Iowa, to be an 
Assistant Secretary of State (International Organization Affairs), 
Sung Y. Kim, of California, a Foreign Service Officer of Class One, 
for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as Special 
Envoy for the Six Party Talks, Gregori Lebedev, of Virginia, to be 
Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations 
for U.N. Management and Reform, with the rank of Ambassador and to 
be Alternate Representative of the United States to the United 
Nations, during his tenure of service as Representative of the 
United States to the United Nations for U.N. Management and Reform, 
Clifford D. May, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Broadcasting 
Board of Governors, C. Steven McGann, of New York, to be Ambassador 
to the Republic of the Fiji Islands, and to serve concurrently and 
without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Republic of 
Nauru, the Kingdom of Tonga, Tuvalu, and the Republic of Kiribati, 
and other pending nominations, 2:15 p.m., S-116, Capitol.
  September 24, Subcommittee on African Affairs, to hold hearings to 
examine Africa's management of its extractive industries, 9:30 a.m., 
SD-419.
  September 24, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the 
nomination of James Franklin Jeffrey, of Virginia, to be Ambassador 
to the Republic of Turkey, 2:30 p.m., SD-419.
  September 25, Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central 
Asian Affairs, to hold hearings to examine the Middle East peace 
process, focusing on progress and prospects, 3 p.m., SD-419.
  Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: September 23, 
Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety, to hold hearings to 
examine investing in a skilled workforce, focusing on making the 
best use of tax-payer dollars to maximize results, 10 a.m., SD-430.
  Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: September 
23, Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery, to hold hearings to 
examine after action reviews of Federal, State, and local activities 
to respond and recover from Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, 10 a.m., SD-
562.
  September 23, Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, 
Government Information, Federal Services, and International 
Security, to hold hearings to examine reducing the undercount in the 
2010 census, 10:30 a.m., SD-342.
  September 23, Full Committee, 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

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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, 12 noon, S-216, Capitol.
  September 23, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, 
the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, to hold 
hearings to examine the elements of the federal government 
responsible for coordinating our public diplomacy, including their 
respective missions, organizational structures, workforce, and 
management, 2:30 p.m., SD-342.
  September 24, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine domestic 
partner benefits for federal employees, 10 a.m., SD-342.
  September 24, Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery, with the 
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, to hold joint 
hearings to examine the effectiveness of agricultural disaster 
assistance programs in the wake of the 2008 Midwest floods, 
Hurricane Gustav, and Hurricane Ike, 10 a.m., SR-328A.
  September 24, Ad Hoc Subcommittee on State, Local, and Private 
Sector Preparedness and Integration, to hold hearings to examine the 
Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) future preparedness 
planning, 2:30 p.m., SD-342.
  September 25, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine ways to 
prevent nuclear terrorism, focusing on hard lessons learned from 
troubled investments, 9:30 a.m., SD-342.
  September 25, Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, 
Government Information, Federal Services, and International 
Security, to hold hearings to examine addressing cost growth of 
major Department of Defense (DOD) weapons systems, 2:30 p.m., SD-
342.
  Committee on Indian Affairs: September 23, business meeting to 
consider H.R. 5680, to amend certain laws relating to Native 
Americans, H.R. 2963, to transfer certain land in Riverside County, 
California, and San Diego County, California, from the Bureau of 
Land Management to the United States to be held in trust for the 
Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians, S. 3194, to transfer 
surplus Federal land administered by the Coast Guard in the State of 
Oregon, S. 3128, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to provide 
a loan to the White Mountain Apache Tribe for use in planning, 
engineering, and designing a certain water system project, S. 3355, 
to authorize the Crow Tribe of Indians water rights settlement, and 
S. 3381, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior, acting through 
the Commissioner of Reclamation, to develop water infrastructure in 
the Rio Grande Basin, and to approve the settlement of the water 
rights claims of the Pueblos of Nambe, Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, 
Tesuque, and Taos, 10 a.m., SD-628.
  September 25, Full Committee, business meeting to consider H.R. 
1294, to extend Federal recognition to the Chickahominy Indian 
Tribe, the Chickahominy Indian Tribe-Eastern Division, the Upper 
Mattaponi Tribe, the Rappahannock Tribe, Inc., the Monacan Indian 
Nation, and the Nansemond Indian Tribe, S. 514, to extend Federal 
recognition to the Muscogee Nation of Florida, S. 724, to extend the 
Federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of 
Montana, and S. 1058, to expedite review of the Grand River Bands of 
Ottawa Indians of Michigan to secure a timely and just determination 
of whether the Bands are entitled to recognition as a Federal Indian 
tribe so that the Bands may receive eligible funds before the funds 
are no longer available, 2:15 p.m., SD-628.
  Committee on the Judiciary: September 23, to hold hearings to 
examine equal pay for equal work, 10 a.m., SH-216.
  September 23, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the 
nominations of C. Darnell Jones II to be United States District 
Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Mitchell S. Goldberg 
to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of 
Pennsylvania, Joel H. Slomsky to be United States District Judge for 
the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Eric F. Melgren to be United 
States District Judge for the District of Kansas, and Anthony John 
Trenga to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District 
of Virginia, 3 p.m., SD-562.
  September 24, Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law, to hold 
hearings to examine extracting natural resources, focusing on 
corporate responsibility and the rule of law, 10:45 a.m., SH-216.
  September 24, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland 
Security, to hold hearings to examine the Visa Waiver Program, 
focusing on mitigating risks to ensure the safety of all Americans, 
2:30 p.m., SH-216.
  September 25, Full Committee, business meeting to consider S. 
3259, to amend title 11, United States Code, with respect to the 
priority of certain high cost credit debts, H.R. 3971, to encourage 
States to report to the Attorney General certain information 
regarding the deaths of individuals in the custody of law 
enforcement agencies, S. 3501, to ensure that Congress is notified 
when the Department of Justice determines that the Executive Branch 
is not bound by a statute, H.R. 1943, to provide for an effective 
HIV/AIDS program in Federal prisons, S. Res. 659, A resolution 
designating September 27, 2008, as Alcohol and Drug Addiction 
Recovery Day, the nominations of Clark Waddoups to be United States 
District Judge for the District of Utah, Michael M. Anello to be 
United States District Judge for the Southern District of 
California, Mary Stenson Scriven to be United States District Judge 
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Florida, Christine M. Arguello to be United States District Judge 
for the District of Colorado, Philip A. Brimmer to be United States 
District Judge for the District of Colorado, and Gregory G. Garre of 
Maryland, to be Solicitor General of the United States, George W. 
Venables to be United States Marshal for the Southern District of 
California, A. Brian Albritton to be United States Attorney for the 
Middle District of Florida, and Dennis Michael Klein to be United 
States Marshal for the Eastern District of Kentucky, all of the 
Department of Justice, and the authorization for subpoenas relating 
to the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel, 10 a.m., SH-
216.
  September 25, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine S. 3501, 
to ensure that Congress is notified when the Department of Justice 
determines that the Executive Branch is not bound by a statute, 10 
p.m., SD-215.
  Committee on Rules and Administration: September 25, business 
meeting to consider the nominations of Gracia M. Hillman, of the 
District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Election Assistance 
Commission, Donetta Davidson, of Colorado, to be a Member of the 
Election Assistance Commission, Rosemary E. Rodriguez, of Colorado, 
to be a Member of the Election Assistance Commission, and Gineen 
Bresso Beach, of New York, to be a Member of the Election Assistance 
Commission for the remainder of the term expiring December 12, 2009, 
2:30 p.m., SR-301.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs: September 23, business meeting to 
consider the nomination of Patrick W. Dunne, of New York, to be 
Under Secretary for Benefits of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 
10 a.m., S-213, Capitol.
  September 24, Full Committee, to hold oversight hearings to 
examine cooperation and collaboration by the Departments of Veterans 
Affairs and Defense on information technology efforts, 9:30 a.m., 
SR-418.
  Select Committee on Intelligence: September 23, to hold hearings 
to examine the new Attorney General guidelines for domestic 
intelligence collection, 2:30 p.m., SH-216.
  September 25, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the 
nomination of J. Patrick Rowan, of Maryland, to be an Assistant 
Attorney General, 2:30 p.m., SD-G50.
  Special Committee on Aging: September 24, to hold hearings to 
examine ways to respect Americans' choices at the end of life, 10:30 
a.m., SD-562.


                            House Committees

  Committee on Agriculture, September 25, Subcommittee on Livestock, 
Dairy, and Poultry, hearing to review advances in animal health 
within the livestock industry, 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.
  Committee on Appropriations, September 24, Subcommittee on 
Legislative, on Capitol Visitor Center, oversight, 11 a.m., 2362A 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Armed Services, September 23, Subcommittee on 
Oversight and Investigations, hearing on the Department of Defense's 
work with states, universities and students to transform the 
nation's foreign language capacity, 10 a.m., 2212 Rayburn.
  September 24, full Committee, hearing on Consideration for an 
American Grand Strategy, 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Budget, September 25, hearing on Budget Reform 
Proposals for the 111th Congress, 2 p.m., 210 Cannon.
  September 26, full Committee, hearing on Federal Responses to 
Market Turmoil: What's the Impact on the Budget, 10 a.m., 210 
Cannon.
  Committee on Education and Labor, September 24, hearing on Child 
Labor Enforcement: Are We Adequately Protecting our Children? 11 
a.m., 2175 Rayburn.
  September 25, full Committee, hearing on Safeguarding Retiree 
Benefits, 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce, September 23, to mark up the 
following legislation: H.R. 1283, Arthritis Prevention, Control, and 
Cure Act of 2007; H.R. 3232, Travel Promotion Act of 2007; H.R. 
Calling Card Consumer Protection Act; H.R. 1157, Breast Cancer and 
Environmental Research Act of 2007; legislation to amend Part II of 
the Federal Power Act to address potential cybersecurity threats to 
the bulk power system; and H.R. 6568, Tom Lantos Pulmonary 
Hypertension Research and Education Act of 2008, 10 a.m., 2123 
Rayburn.
  September 24, Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials, 
hearing on Hazardous Substance Releases and Reporting under the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability 
Act of 1980 (CERCLA) and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-
to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA), 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services, September 24, hearing on The 
Future of Financial Services: Exploring Solutions for the Market 
Crisis, 2:30 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  September 25, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, 
hearing to Review of Continuing Security Concerns at DOE's National 
Labs, 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  September 25, full Committee, oversight hearing to Examine Recent 
Treasury and FHFA Actions Regarding the Housing GSE's, 12 p.m., 2128 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Foreign Affairs, September 23, Subcommittee on 
Western Hemisphere, hearing on the Hurricanes in Haiti: Disaster and 
Recovery, 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Committee on Homeland Security, September 24, Subcommittee on 
Intelligence, Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment, 
hearing on A Report Card on Homeland Security Information Sharing, 
10 a.m., 311 Cannon.
  Committee on House Administration, September 25, hearing on 
Ensuring the Rights of College Students to Vote, 1:30 p.m., 1310 
Longworth.
  Committee on the Judiciary, September 22, Subcommittee on Crime, 
Terrorism and Homeland Security, hearing on the following bills: 
H.R. 6713, E-fencing Enforcement Act of 2008; H.R. 6491, Organized 
Retail Crime Act of 2008; and S. 3434, Combating Organized Retail 
Crime Act of 2008, 4 p.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  September 23, Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, 
Border Security and International Law,

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hearing on the Executive Office of Immigration Review, 10 a.m., 2141 
Rayburn.
  September 24, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and 
Civil Liberties, and the Subcommittee on Elections of the Committee 
on House Administration, joint hearing on Federal, State and Local 
Efforts to Prepare for the 2008 General Election, 10 a.m., 2141 
Rayburn.
  September 26, Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, 
hearing on Lehman Brothers, Sharper Image, Bennigan's, and Beyond: 
Is Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Working? 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Committee on Natural Resources, September 23, Subcommittee on 
Insular Affairs, oversight hearing on Identifying Labor Solutions 
for the Guam Military Build-Up, 2 p.m., 1324 Longworth.
  September 24, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans, 
oversight hearing on recent trends concerning annual budgets for the 
National Wildlife Refuge System and implications for management 
activities, 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.
  September 25, Subcommittee on Water and Power, hearing on the 
following legislation: H.R. 883, Oglala Sioux Tribe Angostura 
Irrigation Project Modernization and Development Act; H.R. 6754, 
White Mountain Apache Tribe Rural Water System Loan Authorization 
Act; H.R. 6768, To authorize the Secretary of the Interior, acting 
through the Commissioner of Reclamation, to develop water 
infrastructure in the Rio Grande Basin, and to approve the 
settlement of the water rights claims of the Pueblos of Nambe, 
Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, Tesuque, and Taos; and legislation to 
authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish a program to 
facilitate the transfer to non-Federal ownership of appropriate 
reclamation projects or facilities, 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.
  Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, September 23, 
Subcommittee on Domestic Policy, hearing on Necessary Reform to 
Pediatric Dental Care under Medicaid, 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  September 24, full Committee, hearing on Implementation and 
Enforcement of the Clean Water Act, 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  September 24, Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization, 
and Procurement, hearing on Passing the Baton: Preparing for the 
Presidential Transition, 2 p.m., 2247 Rayburn.
  September 24, Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census and 
National Archives, hearing on How Information Policy Affects 
Competitive Viability in Minority Contracting, 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  September 24, Subcommittee on National Security, and Foreign 
Affairs, hearing on Oversight of U.S.-Pakistan Relations: From Ad 
Hoc and Transactional to Strategic and Enduring, 2 p.m., 2203 
Rayburn.
  September 25, Subcommittee on Domestic Policy, hearing on Tumors 
and Cell Phone use: What the Science Says, 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on Rules, September 22, to consider H.R. 5244, Credit 
Cardholders' Bill of Rights Act of 2008, 5 p.m., H-313 Capitol
  Committee on Small Business, September 24, Subcommittee on 
Contracting and Technology, hearing on Small Business Recovery from 
the Midwest Disasters of 2008, 2 p.m., 1539 Longworth.
  September 25, full Committee, hearing on Small Business 
Competition Policy: Are Markets Open for Entrepreneurs? 10 a.m., 
1539 Longworth.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, September 23, 
Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency 
Management, hearing on FEMA's Response to the 2008 Hurricane Season 
and the National Housing Strategy, 2 p.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  September 24, full Committee, to mark up the following: H.R. 6707, 
Taking Responsible Action for Community Safety Act; GSA Capital 
Investment and Leasing Program Resolutions; U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers Survey Resolution; and other matters, 11 a.m., 2167 
Rayburn.
  September 24, full Committee, hearing on National Mediation Board 
Oversight of Elections for Union Representation, 2 p.m., 2167 
Rayburn.
  September 25, Subcommittee on Aviation, hearing on Runway Safety: 
An Update, 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs, September 23, Subcommittee on 
Oversight and Investigations, hearing on Media Outreach to Veterans: 
An Update, 10 a.m., 2247 Rayburn.
  September 24, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, to continue 
oversight hearings on G.I. Bill Implementation, 1 p.m., 340 Cannon.
  Committee on Ways and Means, September 23, Subcommittee on Health, 
hearing on Health of the Private Health Insurance market, 10 a.m., 
1100 Longworth.
  September 24, Subcommittee on Oversight, hearing on Pension 
Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 11 a.m., 1100 Longworth.
  Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, September 23, 
executive, briefing, 2 p.m., H-405 Capitol.
  September 24, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, 
executive, to consider pending business, 10 a.m., H-405 Capitol.
  September 24, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Human Intelligence, 
Analysis and Counterintelligence, executive, to consider pending 
business, 3 p.m., H-405 Capitol.
  September 25, full Committee, executive, to consider pending 
business, 1:30 p.m., H-405 Capitol.
  September 24, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Human Intelligence, 
Analysis and Counterintelligence, briefing on Hot Spots, 8:45 a.m., 
H-405 Capitol.
  Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, 
September 25, hearing on The Future of LIHEAP Funding: Will Families 
Get The Cold Shoulder This Winter? 9:30 a..m., room to be announced.


                             Joint Meetings

  Joint Economic Committee: September 24, to hold hearings to 
examine the current economic outlook, 10 a.m., SD-106.
  Joint Economic Committee: September 25, to hold hearings to 
examine ways to reduce the number of American families living in 
poverty, 10 a.m., SD-562.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                     10 a.m., Tuesday, September 23

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Tuesday: After the transaction of any morning business (not 
to extend beyond 1 hour), Senate will begin consideration of H.R. 6049, 
Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act, and consider certain amendments.
  (Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. for their 
respective party conferences.)

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                     9 a.m., Tuesday, September 23

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Tuesday: To be announced.
    
    
    
    
    
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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Baldwin, Tammy, Wisc., E1854
Burgess, Michael C., Tex., E1853
Clay, Wm. Lacy, Mo., E1855, E1858
Cleaver, Emanuel, Mo., E1859
Cohen, Steve, Tenn., E1861
Engel, Eliot L., N.Y., E1853, E1857
Farr, Sam, Calif., E1860
Filner, Bob, Calif., E1861
Franks, Trent, Ariz., E1863
Gillibrand, Kirsten E., N.Y., E1862
Gordon, Bart, Tenn., E1857
Graves, Sam, Mo., E1851, E1851, E1853, E1853, E1854, E1855, E1856, 
E1857, E1858, E1858
Green, Gene, Tex., E1861
Issa, Darrell E., Calif., E1862
Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E1856, E1858, E1860, E1862
Kaptur, Marcy, Ohio, E1858
Kucinich, Dennis J., Ohio, E1859
Latham, Tom, Iowa, E1851, E1851, E1853, E1853, E1855, E1856, E1857, 
E1858
Lofgren, Zoe, Calif., E1854
McCollum, Betty, Minn., E1856
Matsui, Doris O., Calif., E1854
Meek, Kendrick B., Fla., E1855
Mitchell, Harry E., Ariz., E1862
Moran, James P., Va., E1852
Putnam, Adam H., Fla., E1856
Ryan, Tim, Ohio, E1859
Saxton, Jim, N.J., E1851
Smith, Christopher H., N.J., E1862
Stupak, Bart, Mich., E1852
Tauscher, Ellen O., Calif., E1851 


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