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[Pages D1009-D1010]
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                                       Wednesday, September 9, 2009

[[Page D1009]]

                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate passed S. 1023, Travel Promotion Act.
      Senator Mel Martinez, of Florida, submitted a letter of 
      resignation from the United States Senate.
      House and Senate met in a Joint Session to receive a message from 
      the President of the United States.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S9143-S9191
Measures Introduced: Three bills and two resolutions were introduced, 
as follows: S. 1655-1657, and S. Res. 256-257.
  Page S9186
Measures Reported:
  S. 1308 to reauthorize the Maritime Administration, with an amendment 
in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 111-73)
Page S9186


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

  
  On Page D1009, September 9, 2009, Measures Reported was omitted.
  
  The online record has been corrected to read: Measures Reported: 
S. 1308, to reauthorize the Maritime Administration, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 111-73) 
Page S9186


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

Measures Passed:
  Travel Promotion Act: By 79 yeas to 19 nays (Vote No. 272), Senate 
passed S. 1023, to establish a non-profit corporation to communicate 
United States entry policies and otherwise promote leisure, business, 
and scholarly travel to the United States, as amended, after taking 
action on the following amendments proposed thereto: 
                                               Pages S9153-66, S9170-72
Adopted:
  Reid (for Dorgan/Rockefeller) Amendment No. 1347, of a perfecting 
nature.
Pages S9153, S9170
Withdrawn:
  Reid Amendment No. 1348 (to Amendment No. 1347), to change the 
enactment date.
Pages S9153, S9170
  Reid Amendment No. 1349 (to the language proposed to be stricken by 
Amendment No. 1347), to change the enactment date.
Pages S9153, S9170
  Reid Amendment No. 1350 (to Amendment No. 1349), of a perfecting 
nature.
Pages S9153, S9170
  Congressional Gold Medal: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban 
Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1243, to 
provide for the award of a gold medal on behalf of Congress to Arnold 
Palmer in recognition of his service to the Nation in promoting 
excellence and good sportsmanship in golf, and the bill was then 
passed, clearing the measure for the President.
  Page S9189
  Majority Party Membership: Senate agreed to S. Res. 257, to 
constitute the majority party's membership on certain committees for 
the One Hundred Eleventh Congress, or until their successors are 
chosen.
  Page S9189
Reserve Officers Association Modernization Act--Referral Agreement: A 
unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the Committee on 
Armed Services was discharged from further consideration of S. 1599, to 
amend title 36, United States Code, to include in the Federal charter 
of the Reserve Officers Association leadership positions newly added in 
its constitution and bylaws, and the bill then be referred to the 
Committee on the Judiciary.
  Page S9189
Appointment Correction--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was 
reached providing that the Record reflect that the appointment of 
General Michael Hayden to the Public Interest Declassification Board, 
made during the adjournment of the Senate, was made by the Republican 
Leader rather than the Majority Leader.
  Page S9190
Message from the President: Senate received the following message from 
the President of the United States:
  Transmitting the President's address delivered to a Joint Session of 
Congress on September 9, 2009 relative to health care legislation; 
which was ordered to lie on the table. (PM-29)
Pages S9179-83
Removal of Injunction of Secrecy: The injunction of secrecy was removed 
from the following treaty:
  Protocol Amending Tax Convention with France (Treaty Doc. No. 111-4).
  The treaty was transmitted to the Senate today, considered as having 
been read for the first time, and

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referred, with accompanying papers, to the Committee on Foreign 
Relations and ordered to be printed.
Pages S9189-90
Sunstein Nomination--Cloture: Senate resumed consideration of the 
nomination of Cass R. Sunstein, of Massachusetts, to be Administrator 
of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of 
Management and Budget.
  Pages S9166-70, S9172-75
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 63 yeas to 35 nays (Vote No. 273), 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 nomination. 
                                                         Pages S9172-73
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the nomination at approximately 12:30 p.m., on 
Thursday, September 10, 2009.
Page S9190
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  3 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
  43 Army nominations in the rank of general.
  1 Coast Guard nomination in the rank of admiral.
  2 Marine Corps nominations in the rank of general.
  3 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.
Pages S9190-91
Messages from the House:
  Page S9183
Measures Referred:
  Pages S9183-84
Executive Communications:
  Pages S9184-86
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S9186-88
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S9188-89
Additional Statements:
  Pages S9177-79
Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
  Page S9189
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S9189
Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--273) 
                                                     Pages S9170, S9173
Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 9:07 p.m., 
until 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 10, 2009. (For Senate's program, 
see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
S9190.)


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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings

[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1010-D1011]
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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
GLOBAL WARMING LEGISLATION
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Committee concluded 
a hearing to examine global warming legislation, focusing on carbon 
markets and producer groups, after receiving testimony from Gary 
Gensler, Chairman, United States Commodities Futures Trading 
Commission; Timothy H. Profeta, Duke University Nicholas Institute for 
Environmental Policy Solutions, Durham, North Carolina; Joseph R. 
Glace, Exelon Corporation, and Julie Winkler, Green Exchange Venture, 
both of Chicago, Illinois; David Miller, Iowa Farm Bureau, Des Moines; 
Fred Yoder, National Corn Growers Association, Plain City, Ohio; Luke 
Brubaker, Brubaker Farms, Myerstown, Pennsylvania; Frank Rehermann, US 
Rice Producers Association, Live Oak, California; and W. Andrew 
Beckstoffer, Beckstoffer Vineyards, Rutherford, California.
APPROPRIATIONS: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Defense approved for full 
Committee consideration an original bill making appropriations for the 
Department of Defense for fiscal year 2010.
NOMINATION
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine the nomination of Robert D. Hormats, of New York, to be Under 
Secretary of State for Economic, Energy, and Agricultural Affairs, 
after the nominee, who was introduced by Senator Schumer, testified and 
answered questions in his own behalf.
UNITED STATES FORENSIC SCIENCE
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
strengthening forensic science in the United States, after receiving 
testimony from Eric Buel, Vermont Department of Public Safety Forensic 
Laboratory, Waterbury; Peter Neufeld, Innocence Project, New York, New 
York; Harold L. Hurtt, Chief, Houston Police Department, Houston, 
Texas; Paul C. Giannelli, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 
Ohio; Barry D. Matson, Alabama District Attorneys Association, 
Montgomery; and Matthew F. Redle, Sheridan County, Sheridan, Wyoming, 
on behalf of the National District Attorneys Association.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
the nominations of Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr., of New Jersey, to be 
United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit, who was introduced 
by Senators Menendez and Lautenberg, Roberto A. Lange, to be United 
States District Judge for the District of South Dakota, who was 
introduced by Senator Johnson, Irene Cornelia Berger, to be United 
States District Judge for the Southern

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District of West Virginia, who was introduced by Senator Rockefeller, 
Charlene Edwards Honeywell, to be United States District Judge for the 
Middle District of Florida, who was introduced by Senator Nelson (FL), 
and Ignacia S. Moreno, of New York, to be Assistant Attorney General, 
Department of Justice, after the nominees testified and answered 
questions in their own behalf.


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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1011-D1012]
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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 5 public bills, H.R. 3542-
3546; and 5 resolutions, H. Res. 723-725, 727-728, were introduced. 
                                                             Page H9396
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H9397-98
Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows:
  H. Res. 726, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 965) to 
amend the Chesapeake Bay Initiative Act of 1998 to provide for the 
continuing authorization of the Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails 
Network (H. Rept. 111-249).
Page H9396
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed 
Representative Holden to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H9345
Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Dr. Benny Tate, 
Rock Springs Church, Milner, Georgia.
  Page H9345
Committee Election: The House agreed to H. Res. 723, electing a 
minority member to a standing committee: Committee on Oversight and 
Government Reform: Representative Luetkemeyer.
  Page H9350
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Wind Energy Research and Development Act of 2009: H.R. 3165, amended, 
to provide for a program of wind energy research, development, and 
demonstration;
  Pages H9351-52
  Recognizing the remarkable contributions of the American Council of 
Engineering Companies for its 100 years of service to the engineering 
industry and the Nation: H. Res. 447, to recognize the remarkable 
contributions of the American Council of Engineering Companies for its 
100 years of service to the engineering industry and the Nation, by a 
\2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 420 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 
690;
  Pages H9352-53, H9387
  Supporting the goals and ideals of National Aerospace Day: H. Con. 
Res. 167, to support the goals and ideals of National Aerospace Day; 
                                                         Pages H9353-55
  Heavy Duty Hybrid Vehicle Research, Development, and Demonstration 
Act of 2009: H.R. 445, 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 H9355-57
  Recognizing the 75th anniversary of the passage of the Federal Credit 
Union Act: H. Res. 556, to recognize the 75th anniversary of the 
passage of the Federal Credit Union Act and the vibrant Federal credit 
union community that was created as a result of this important piece of 
legislation;
  Pages H9357-59
  Promoting Transparency in Financial Reporting Act of 2009: H.R. 2664, 
to require annual oral testimony before the Financial Services 
Committee of the Chairperson or a designee of the Chairperson of the 
Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Accounting Standards 
Board, and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, relating to 
their efforts to promote transparency in financial reporting; 
                                                         Pages H9359-60
  Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act of 2009: H.R. 2571, to 
streamline the regulation of nonadmitted insurance and reinsurance; 
                                                         Pages H9360-63
  Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin Act: H.R. 2097, to require 
the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the 
bicentennial of the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner, by a \2/3\ 
yea-and-nay vote of 419 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 691; 
                                                  Pages H9363-65, H9388
  Providing for the appointment of France A. Cordova as a citizen 
regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution: S. J. 
Res. 9, to provide for the appointment of France A. Cordova as a 
citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution; 
                                                         Pages H9365-66
  Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for a celebration of 
Citizenship Day: H. Con. Res. 136, to authorize the use of the Capitol 
Grounds for a celebration of Citizenship Day;
  Pages H9366-67

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  William O. Lipinski Federal Building Designation Act: H.R. 2498, to 
designate the Federal building located at 844 North Rush Street in 
Chicago, Illinois, as the ``William O. Lipinski Federal Building'', by 
a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 419 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 
692;
  Pages H9367-68, H9388-89
  Providing for the transfer of certain Federal property to the 
Galveston Historical Foundation: H.R. 2121, amended, to provide for the 
transfer of certain Federal property to the Galveston Historical 
Foundation;
  Page H9368
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To authorize the 
Administrator of General Services to convey a parcel of real property 
in Galveston, Texas, to the Galveston Historical Foundation.''. 
                                                             Page H9368
  Albert Armendariz, Sr., United States Courthouse Designation Act: 
H.R. 2053, to designate the United States courthouse located at 525 
Magoffin Avenue in El Paso, Texas, as the ``Albert Armendariz, Sr., 
United States Courthouse'';
  Pages H9368-70
  Alto Lee Adams, Sr., United States Courthouse Designation Act: H.R. 
3193, to designate the United States courthouse under construction at 
101 South United States Route 1 in Fort Pierce, Florida, as the ``Alto 
Lee Adams, Sr., United States Courthouse'';
  Pages H9370-71
  Requesting that the President focus appropriate attention on 
neighborhood crime prevention and community policing: H. Res. 623, to 
request that the President focus appropriate attention on neighborhood 
crime prevention and community policing, and coordinate certain Federal 
efforts to participate in National Night Out, which occurs the first 
Tuesday of August each year, including by supporting local efforts and 
community watch groups and by supporting local officials, to promote 
community safety and help provide homeland security;
  Pages H9371-73
  Recognizing September 11 as a ``National Day of Service and 
Remembrance'': H. Res. 718, to recognize September 11 as a ``National 
Day of Service and Remembrance'';
  Pages H9373-76
  Honoring the first responders, paying tribute to the victims of the 
Southern California wildfires, and mourning the loss of Firefighter 
Captain Tedmund ``Ted'' Hall, and Firefighter Specialist Arnaldo 
``Arnie'' Quinones: H. Res. 724, to honor the first responders, pay 
tribute to the victims of the Southern California wildfires, and mourn 
the loss of Firefighter Captain Tedmund ``Ted'' Hall, and Firefighter 
Specialist Arnaldo ``Arnie'' Quinones; and
  Pages H9376-79
  Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the 
terrorist attacks launched against the United States on September 11, 
2001: H. Res. 722, to express the sense of the House of Representatives 
regarding the terrorist attacks launched against the United States on 
September 11, 2001, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 416 yeas with none 
voting ``nay'', Roll No. 693.
  Pages H9379-87, H9389
Moment of Silence: The House observed a moment of silence in memory of 
the victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. 
                                                             Page H9387
Recess: The House recessed at 3:31 p.m. and reconvened at 7:45 p.m. 
                                                             Page H9390
President Obama's Address to the Joint Session of Congress: President 
Barack Obama delivered a message to a joint session of Congress. He was 
escorted into the House Chamber by a committee comprised of 
Representatives Hoyer, Clyburn, Larson (CT), Becerra, Van Hollen, 
George Miller (CA), DeLauro, Kennedy, Boehner, Cantor, Pence, McCotter, 
Carter, Sessions, McCarthy (CA), and Blunt and Senators Reid, Durbin, 
Schumer, Murray, Menendez, Dorgan, Stabenow, McConnell, Kyl, Alexander, 
Murkowski, Thune, and Cornyn. The President's message was referred to 
the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered 
printed as a House Document (H. Doc. 111-62). The Speaker declared the 
joint session dissolved at 9:07 p.m.
  Pages H9390-94
Senate Messages: Message received from the Senate today and messages 
received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the 
House today appear on pages H9350 and H9390.
Senate Referrals: S. Res. 255 was held at the desk.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea-and-nay votes developed during the 
proceedings of today and appear on pages H9387, H9388, H9388-89, and 
H9390. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 9:10 p.m.


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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings

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[Pages D1012-D1014]
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Committee Meetings
MEDICAL ISOTOPE CRISIS
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy and 
Environment held a hearing entitled ``Solving the Medical Isotope 
Crisis,'' to examine the American Medical Isotopes Production Act of 
2009 (H.R 3276). Testimony was heard from Parrish Staples, Director, 
European and African Threat Reduction, Office of Global Threat 
Reduction, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of 
Energy; and public witnesses.

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RYAN WHITE EXTENSION ACT
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
entitled `` `Ryan White Extension Act of 2009' Discussion Draft 
Legislation.'' Testimony was heard from Mary Wakefield, R.N., Office of 
the Administrator, Health Resources Services Administration, Department 
of Health and Human Services; Marcia Crosse, Health Care Director, GAO; 
and public witnesses.
MAKING HOME AFFORDABLE PROGRAM
Committee on Financial Services. Subcommittee on Housing and Community 
Opportunity held a hearing entitled ``Progress of the Making Home 
Affordable Program: What Are the Outcomes for Homeowners and What Are 
the Obstacles to Success?'' Testimony was heard from Michael S. Barr, 
Assistant Secretary, Financial Institutions, Department of the 
Treasury; David Stevens, Assistant Secretary, Housing/Federal Housing 
Commissioner, Department of Housing and Urban Development; Paul S. 
Willen, Senior Economist and Policy Advisor, Federal Bank of Boston, 
Federal Reserve System; and public witnesses.
LENDING INDUSTRY'S FORECLOSURE
Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Commercial and 
Administrative Law held a hearing on the Role of the Lending Industry 
in the Home Foreclosure Crisis. Testimony was heard from Elizabeth W. 
Magner, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Louisiana; Suzanne 
Sangree, Law Department, Baltimore, Maryland; and public witnesses.
AMERICAN CONSERVATION AND CLEAN ENERGY INDEPENDENCE ACT
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral 
Resources held a hearing on H.R. 2227, American Conservation and Clean 
Energy Independence Act. Testimony was heard from Representatives Tim 
Murphy of Pennsylvania and Abercrombie; and public witnesses.
OVERSIGHT--OFFSHORE AQUACULTURE
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans 
and Wildlife held an oversight hearing on offshore aquaculture. 
Testimony was heard from James Balsiger, Acting Assistant 
Administrator, Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Services, NOAA, 
Department of Commerce; and public witnesses.
INDIAN WATER RIGHTS SETTLEMENT
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Water and Power held a 
hearing on the following bills: H.R. 3254, Taos Pueblo Indian Water 
Rights Settlement Act; and H.R. 3342, Aamodt Litigation Settlement Act. 
Testimony was heard from Mike Connor, Commissioner, Bureau of 
Reclamation, Department of the Interior; and public witnesses.
U.S.'S AFGHANISTAN/PAKISTAN ACCOUNTABILITY
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on National 
Security and Foreign Affairs held a hearing entitled ``Afghanistan and 
Pakistan: Accountability Community Oversight of a New Interagency 
Strategy.'' Testimony was heard from MG Arnold Fields, USMC (Ret.), 
Inspector General, Special Inspector General, Afghanistan 
Reconstruction; from the following officials of the Department of 
State: Harold W. Geisel, Inspector General; and Donald A. Gambatesa, 
Inspector General, U.S. Agency for International Development; Gordon S. 
Heddwell, Inspector General, Department of Defense; and Jacquelyn 
Williams-Bridgers, Managing Director, International Affairs and Trade, 
GAO.
CHESAPEAKE BAY GATEWAYS AND WATERTRAILS NETWORK CONTINUING 
AUTHORIZATION ACT
Committee on Rules: Granted, by a non-record vote, a structured rule 
providing for consideration of H.R. 965, the ``Chesapeake Bay Gateways 
and Watertrails Network Continuing Authorization Act.'' The rule 
provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the 
chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural 
Resources.
  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill 
except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. The rule 
provides that the bill shall be considered as read. The rule waives all 
points of order against provisions of the bill.
  The rule makes in order the amendment in the nature of a substitute 
printed in the report, if offered by Representative Bishop of Utah or 
his designee, which shall be in order without intervention of any point 
of order except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI, shall 
be considered as read, and shall be separately debatable for 20 minutes 
equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent.
  The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without 
instructions. Testimony was heard from Representatives Sarbanes and 
Hastings of Washington.
H1N1 FLU'S BUSINESS IMPACTS
Committee on Small Business: Held a hearing entitled ``The Challenges 
of the 2009--H1N1 Influenza and its Potential Impact on Small 
Businesses and Healthcare Providers.'' Testimony was heard from Rebecca 
Blank, Under Secretary, Economic Affairs, Department of Commerce; RADM 
Anne Shuchat,

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M.D., USPHS, Assisting Surgeon General, U.S. Public Health Service, 
Director, National Center, Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and 
Human Services; Bridger McGaw, Acting Assistant Secretary for the 
Private Sector, Office of Policy/Office of Private Sector, Department 
of Homeland Security; and public witnesses.

Joint Meetings
  No joint committee meetings were held.


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2009-09-10

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[Pages D1014-D1015]
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                    COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

                           SEPTEMBER 10, 2009

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

                                 Senate

  Committee on Appropriations: business meeting to mark up proposed 
budget estimates for fiscal year 2010 for Defense, 2:30 p.m., SD-
106.
  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to hold an 
oversight hearing to examine the Securities and Exchange Commission 
(SEC), and how to improve Securities and Exchange Commission 
performance, 2:30 p.m., SD-538.
  Committee on Finance: Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, 
and Infrastructure, to hold hearings to examine oil and gas tax 
provisions, focusing on the President's fiscal year 2010 budget 
proposal, 2:15 p.m., SD-215.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine Iraq, 
focusing on a report from the field, 2:30 p.m., SH-216.
  Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: to hold 
hearings to examine an update on stimulus spending, transparency, 
and fraud prevention, 10 a.m., SD-342.
  Committee on Indian Affairs: business meeting to consider pending 
calendar business; to be immediately followed by a hearing to 
examine S. 1635, to establish an Indian youth telemental health 
demonstration project, to enhance the provision of mental health 
care services to Indian youth, to encourage Indian tribes, tribal 
organizations, and other mental health care providers serving 
residents of Indian country to obtain the services of predoctoral 
psychology and psychiatry interns, 2:15 p.m., SD-628.
  Committee on the Judiciary: business meeting to consider S. 448 
and H.R. 985, bills to maintain the free flow of information to the 
public by providing conditions for the federally compelled 
disclosure of information by certain persons connected with the news 
media, S. 369, to prohibit brand name drug companies from 
compensating generic drug companies to delay the entry of a generic 
drug into the market, S. 1599, to amend title 36, United States 
Code, to include in the Federal charter of the Reserve Officers 
Association leadership positions newly added in its constitution and 
bylaws, and the nominations of Jeffrey L. Viken, to be United States 
District Judge for the District of South Dakota, and Beverly Baldwin 
Martin, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit, 
and Peter F. Neronha, to be United States Attorney for the District 
of Rhode Island, Daniel G. Bogden, to be United States Attorney for 
the District of Nevada, Dennis K. Burke, to be United States 
Attorney for the District of Arizona, and Neil H. MacBride, to be 
United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, all of 
the Department of Justice, 10 a.m., SD-226.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs: to hold joint hearings to examine 
the legislative presentation of the American Legion, 9:30 a.m., 345 
Cannon Building.


                                 House

  Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations, hearing on Charting the Course for Effective 
Professional Military Education, 10 a.m., 210 HVC.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, 
and Consumer Protection, hearing entitled ``Consumer Product Safety 
Commission Oversight: Current Issues and a Vision for the Future,'' 
10 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet, 
hearing entitled ``Oversight of the American Recovery and 
Reinvestment Act: Broadband, Part 2,'' 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services, hearing entitled ``The World 
Bank's Disclosure Policy Review and the Role of Democratic 
Participatory Process in Achieving Successful Development 
Outcomes,'' 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  Committee on Foreign Affairs, hearing on Outlook for Iraq and U.S. 
Policy, 9:30 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment, 
hearing on U.S.-China Relations: Maximizing the Effectiveness of the 
Strategic and Economic Dialogue, 1 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Judiciary, hearing on Competition and Commerce in 
Digital Books, 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Committee on Natural Resources, to mark up the following bills: 
H.R. 685, United States Civil Rights Trail System Act of 2009; H.R. 
1593, To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a segment 
of Illabot Creek in Skagit County, Washington, as a component of the 
National Wild and Scenic Rivers System; H.R. 2802, To provide for an 
extension of the legislative authority of the Adams Memorial 
Foundation to establish a commemorative work in honor of former 
President John Adams and his legacy, and for other purposes; H.R. 
2806, To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to adjust the 
boundary of the Stephen Mather Wilderness and the North Cascades 
National Park in order to allow the rebuilding of a road outside of 
the floodplain while ensuring that there is no net loss of acreage 
to the Park or the Wilderness, and for other purposes; H.R. 3113, 
Upper Elk River Wild and Scenic Study Act; H.R. 2008, Bonneville 
Unit Clean Hydropower Facilitation Act; H.R. 2265, Magna Water 
District Water Reuse and Groundwater Recharge

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Act of 2009; H.R. 2442, Bay Area Regional Water Recycling Program 
Expansion Act of 2009; H.R. 2522, To raise the ceiling on the 
Federal share of the cost of the Calleguas Municipal Water District 
Recycling Project, and for other purposes; H.R. 2741, To amend the 
Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to 
authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the City 
of Hermiston, Oregon, water recycling and reuse project, and for 
other purposes, and H.R. 2950, To direct the Secretary of the 
Interior to allow for prepayment of repayment contracts between the 
United States and the Uintah Water Conservancy District, 9 a.m., 
1324 Longworth.
  Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, to mark up the 
following measures: H.R. 1881, Transportation Security Workforce 
Enhancement Act of 2009; H.R. 2495, Federal Real Property Disposal 
Enhancement Act of 2009; H.R. 2092, Kingman and Heritage Islands Act 
of 2009; H.R. 2711, Families of Fallen Heroes Act; H. Con. Res. 163, 
Expressing support for designation of September 23, as ``National 
Job Corps Day''; H. Res. 441, Honoring the historical contributions 
of Catholic sisters in the United States; H. Res. 679, Supporting 
the goals and ideals of American Legion Day; H.R. 2215, To designate 
the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 140 
Merriman Road in Garden City, Michigan, as the ``John J. Shivnen 
Post Office Building''; H.R. 3319, To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 440 South Gulling Street in 
Portola, California, as the ``Army Specialist Jeremiah Paul McCleery 
Post Office Building''; and H.R. 3386, To designate the facility of 
the United States Postal Service located at 1165 2nd Avenue in Des 
Moines, Iowa, as the ``Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Memorial Post 
Office,'' 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on Science and Technology, Subcommittee on Energy and 
Environment, hearing on Biological Research for Energy and Medical 
Applications at the Department of Energy Office of Science, 2 p.m., 
2318 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, hearing on the Risks 
of Financial Modeling: VaR and the Economic Meltdown, 10 a.m., 2318 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, hearing on 
Concerns with Hazardous Materials Safety in the U.S.: Is PHMSA 
Performing its Mission? 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Economic 
Opportunity, hearing on Vocational Rehabilitation and Review of 
SPAWAR and VA's Interagency Agreement, 1:30 p.m., 334 Cannon.
  Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, 
hearing entitled ``Roadmap to Copenhagen: Driving Toward Success,'' 
9:30 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.


                             Joint Meetings

  Joint Economic Committee: to hold hearings to examine income, 
poverty, and health insurance coverage, focusing on assessing key 
census indicators of family well-being in 2008, 1 p.m., 210, Cannon 
Building.
  Joint Hearing: Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, to hold 
joint hearings to examine the legislative presentation of the 
American Legion, 9:30 a.m., 345, Cannon Building.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                   9:30 a.m., Thursday, September 10

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Thursday: After the transaction of any morning business 
(not to extend beyond 12:30 p.m.), Senate will continue consideration 
of the nomination of Cass R. Sunstein, of Massachusetts, to be 
Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget.

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

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Thursday: Consideration of H.R. 965--Chesapeake Bay 
Gateways and Watertrails Network Continuing Authorization Act (Subject 
to a Rule).
    
    
    
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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Akin, W. Todd, Mo., E2212
Austria, Steve, Ohio, E2225
Bachus, Spencer, Ala., E2220
Barrett, J. Gresham, S.C., E2218
Blunt, Roy, Mo., E2218
Bordallo, Madeleine Z., Guam, E2212
Brown, Henry E., Jr., S.C., E2211
Brown-Waite, Ginny, Fla., E2214, E2218, E2227
Conaway, K. Michael, Tex., E2224
Emerson, Jo Ann, Mo., E2218
Fortenberry, Jeff, Nebr., E2224
Fox, Virginia, N.C., E2225
Frank, Barney, Mass., E2215
Garrett, Scott, N.J., E2219
Hall, Ralph M., Tex., E2217
Holt, Rush D., N.J., E2225
Hunter, Duncan, Calif., E2223
Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E2211, E2224
Kanjorski, Paul E., Pa., E2215
Kildee, Dale E., Mich., E2213, E2215, E2226
Linder, John, Ga., E2211, E2226
Lucas, Frank D., Okla., E2218, E2223
McCarthy, Carolyn, N.Y., E2219
McDermott, Jim, Wash., E2226
Mack, Connie, Fla., E2219
Meek, Kendrick B., Fla., E2214, E2226
Miller, Jeff, Fla., E2212
Murtha, John P., Pa., E2219
Radanovich, George, Calif., E2217, E2223, E2227
Rangel, Charles B., N.Y., E2214
Rehberg, Denny, Mont., E2212, E2213
Schmidt, Jean, Ohio, E2224
Shuler, Heath, N.C., E2217
Spratt, John M., Jr., S.C., E2219
Wolf, Frank R., Va., E2225
Woolsey, Lynn C., Calif., E2211, E2219, E2220
Young, C.W. Bill, Fla., E2213


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