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Daily Digest/Highlights + Senate

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[Pages D1054-D1055]
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                                       Thursday, September 17, 2009

[[Page D1054]]

                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate passed H.R. 3288, Transportation, Housing and Urban 
      Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S9489-S9573
Measures Introduced: Eleven bills and two resolutions were introduced, 
as follows: S. 1679-1689, and S. Res. 273-274.
  Pages S9554-55
Measures Reported:
  S. 1679, to make quality, affordable health care available to all 
Americans, reduce costs, improve health care quality, enhance disease 
prevention, and strengthen the health care workforce.
Page S9553


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  On Page D1054, September 17, 2009 the following language 
appears: Measures Introduced: Eleven bills and two resolutions 
were introduced, as follows: S. 1679-1689, and S. Res. 273-274. 
Pages S9554-55 Measures Passed:
  
  The online Record has been corrected to read: Measures 
Introduced: Eleven bills and two resolutions were introduced, as 
follows: S. 1679-1689, and S. Res. 273-274. Pages S9554-55 
Measures Reported: S. 1679, to make quality, affordable health 
care available to all Americans, reduce costs, improve health care 
quality, enhance disease prevention, and strengthen the health 
care workforce. Page S9553 Measures Passed:


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

Measures Passed:
Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Act: By 73 yeas to 25 nays (Vote No. 287), Senate passed 
H.R. 3288, making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, 
and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2010, agreeing to the committee-reported 
amendment in the nature of a substitute, as amended, after taking 
action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S9532-41
Adopted:
  Landrieu Amendment No. 2365, to amend the Disaster Relief and 
Recovery Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008.
Page S9532
Rejected:
  By 34 yeas to 62 nays (Vote No.283), Vitter Modified Amendment No. 
2359, to prohibit the use of funds for households that include 
convicted drug dealing or domestic violence offenders or members of 
violent gangs that occupy rebuilt public housing in New Orleans. 
                                                         Pages S9532-33
  By 43 yeas to 53 nays (Vote No. 284), DeMint Amendment No. 2410, to 
limit the use of funds for the John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County 
Airport.
Pages S9532-34


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  On Page D1054, September 17, 2009 the following language 
appears: By 43 yeas to 53 nays (Vote No. 284), DeMint Amendment 
No. 2410, to limit the use of funds for the John Murtha Johnstown-
Cambria County Airport. Pages S9533-34
  
  The online Record has been corrected to read: By 43 yeas to 53 
nays (Vote No. 284), DeMint Amendment No. 2410, to limit the use 
of funds for the John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport. 
Pages S9532-34


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

  By 37 yeas to 60 nays (Vote No. 285), McCain Modified Amendment No. 
2403, to prohibit the use of funds to carry out the Brownfields 
Economic Development Initiative program administered by the Department 
of Housing and Urban Development.
Pages S9532, S9534
  By 34 yeas to 64 nays (Vote No. 286), Kyl motion to commit the bill 
to the Committee on Appropriations, with instructions to report the 
same back to the Senate forthwith with Kyl Amendment No. 2421 (to the 
instructions on Kyl motion to commit the bill), relating to the 
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Pages S9532, S9534-35


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

  
  On Page D1054, September 17, 2009 the following language 
appears: By 34 yeas to 64 nays (Vote No. 286), Kyl motion to 
commit the bill to the Committee on Appropriations, with 
instructions to report the same back to the Senate forthwith with 
Kyl Amendment No. 2421 (to the instructions on Kyl motion to 
commit the bill), relating to the American Recovery and 
Reinvestment Act. Pages S9534-35
  
  The online Record has been corrected to read: By 34 yeas to 64 
nays (Vote No. 286), Kyl motion to commit the bill to the 
Committee on Appropriations, with instructions to report the same 
back to the Senate forthwith with Kyl Amendment No. 2421 (to the 
instructions on Kyl motion to commit the bill), relating to the 
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Pages S9532, S9534-35


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  Senate insisted on its amendment, requested a conference with the 
House thereon, and the Chair was authorized to appoint the following 
conferees on the part of the Senate: Senators Murray, Byrd, Mikulski, 
Kohl, Durbin, Dorgan, Leahy, Harkin, Feinstein, Johnson, Lautenberg, 
Specter, Inouye, Bond, Shelby, Bennett, Hutchison, Brownback, 
Alexander, Collins, Voinovich, and Cochran.
Page S9541
  Commemorating Dr. Norman Borlaug: Senate agreed to S. Res. 273, 
commemorating Dr. Norman Borlaug, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, 
Congressional Gold Medal, Presidential Medal of Freedom, and founder of 
the World Food Prize.
  Page S9571
  Peace Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 274, supporting the goals and 
ideals of Peace Day.
  Pages S9571-72
Measures Considered:
Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Act--Agreement: Senate began consideration of H.R. 2996, 
making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, 
and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, 
taking action on the following amendment proposed thereto: 
                                            Pages S9499-S9532, S9541-45


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  On Page D1054, September 17, 2009 the following language 
appears: Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related 
Agencies Appropriations Act--Agreement: Senate began consideration 
of H.R. 2996, making appropriations for the Department of the 
Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2010, taking action on the following 
amendment proposed thereto: Pages S9499 S9545
  
  The online Record has been corrected to read: Department of the 
Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act--
Agreement: Senate began consideration of H.R. 2996, making 
appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, 
and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 
2010, taking action on the following amendment proposed thereto: 
Pages S9499-9532, S9541-45


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Adopted:
  By 85 yes to 11 nays (Vote No. 289), Johanns Amendment No. 2394, 
prohibiting use of funds to fund the Association of Community 
Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN).
Pages S9517-20, S9541-45
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that Senate 
resume consideration of the bill

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at approximately 3:00 p.m., on Monday, September 21, 2009.
Page S9572
Appointments:
  National Museum of the American Latino: The Chair announced, on 
behalf of the Majority Leader, pursuant to Public Law 110-229, the 
appointment of the following to be members of the Commission to Study 
the Potential Creation of a National Museum of the American Latino: Dr. 
Emma Sepulveda, of Nevada, and Katherine Archuleta, of Colorado. 
                                                             Page S9572
  Senate National Security Working Group: The Chair announced, on 
behalf of the Minority Leader, pursuant to the provisions of S. Res. 
105 (adopted April 13, 1989), as amended by S. Res. 149 (adopted 
October 5, 1993), as amended by Public Law 105-275 (adopted October 21, 
1998), further amended by S. Res. 75 (adopted March 25, 1999), amended 
by S. Res. 383 (adopted October 27, 2000), and amended by S. Res. 355 
(adopted November 13, 2002), and further amended by S. Res. 480 
(adopted November 21, 2004), the appointment of the following Senator 
as a member of the Senate National Security Working Group for the 111th 
Congress: Senator Graham (co-chairman).
  Page S9572
Southers Nomination--Nomination: A unanimous-consent agreement was 
reached providing that the nomination of Erroll G. Southers, to be 
Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, be referred to the Committee 
on Commerce, Science and Transportation, that upon the reporting out or 
discharge of the nomination, it then be referred to the Committee on 
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs for a period not to exceed 
30 calendar days; that if the Committee on Homeland Security and 
Governmental Affairs has not reported the nomination at that time, then 
the Committee be discharged and the nomination be placed on the 
Executive Calendar.
  Page S9572
Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:
  By 94 yeas to 3 nays (Vote No. EX. 288), Gerard E. Lynch, of New 
York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit. 
                                           Pages S9521-32, S9541, S9573


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  On Page D1055, September 17, 2009 the following language 
appears: By 94 yeas to 3 nays (Vote No. EX. 288), Gerard E. Lynch, 
of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second 
Circuit. Pages S9521-32, S9541
  
  The online Record has been corrected to read: By 94 yeas to 3 
nays (Vote No. EX. 288), Gerard E. Lynch, of New York, to be 
United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit. Pages S9521-
32, S9541, S9573


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Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Ben S. Bernanke, of New Jersey, to be Chairman of the Board of 
Governors of the Federal Reserve System for a term of four years.
  Erroll G. Southers, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of 
Homeland Security.
  Michael J. Moore, of Georgia, to be United States Attorney for the 
Middle District of Georgia for the term of four years.
  Carmen Milagros Ortiz, of Massachusetts, to be United States Attorney 
for the District of Massachusetts for the term of four years.
  Edward J. Tarver, of Georgia, to be United States Attorney for the 
Southern District of Georgia for the term of four years.
  1 Navy nomination in the rank of admiral.
  Routine lists in the Army, Foreign Service, and Navy. 
                                                         Pages S9572-73
Messages from the House:
  Page S9552
Measures Referred:
  Page S9552
Measures Read the First Time:
  Pages S9552, S9572
Executive Communications:
  Pages S9552-53


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  On Page D1055, September 17, 2009 the following language 
appears: Executive Communications: Page S9552
  
  The online Record has been corrected to read: Executive 
Communications: Pages S9552-53


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

Executive Reports of Committees:
  Pages S9553-54
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S9555-56
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S9556-58
Additional Statements:
  Pages S9551-52
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S9568-70


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  On Page D1055, September 17, 2009 the following language 
appears: Amendments Submitted: Pages S9558-70
  
  The online Record has been corrected to read: Amendments 
Submitted: Pages S9568-70


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

Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
  Page S9570
Authorities for Committees To Meet:
  Pages S9570-71
Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S9571
Record Votes: Seven record votes were taken today. (Total--289) 
                                 Page S9533, S9534, S9535, S9541, S9542
Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 7:15 p.m., 
until 2 p.m. on Monday, September 21, 2009. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S9572.)


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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings

[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1055-D1056]
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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
AFGHANISTAN
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine countering the threat of failure in Afghanistan, after 
receiving testimony from General John Craddock, United States Army 
(Ret.), Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Ryan C. Crocker, former United 
States Ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan, United States Charge 
d'Affaires to Afghanistan, Department of State, Spokane, Washington; 
Clare Lockhart, Institute of State Effectiveness (ISE), Washington, 
D.C.; and Khaled Hosseini, United Nations High Commissioner for 
Refugees (UNHCR), San Jose, California.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee ordered favorably reported 
the nominations of Michael H.

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Posner, of New York, to be Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human 
Rights, and Labor, Robert D. Hormats, of New York, to be Under 
Secretary for Economic, Energy, and Agricultural Affairs, and to be 
United States Alternate Governor of the International Bank for 
Reconstruction and Development for a term of five years, United States 
Alternate Governor of the Inter-American Development Bank for a term of 
five years, United States Alternate Governor of the African Development 
Bank for a term of five years, United States Alternate Governor of the 
African Development Fund, United States Alternate Governor of the Asian 
Development Bank, and United States Alternate Governor of the European 
Bank for Reconstruction and Development, David C. Jacobson, of 
Illinois, to be Ambassador to Canada, Alan D. Solomont, of 
Massachusetts, to be Ambassador to Spain, and to serve concurrently and 
without additional compensation as Ambassador to Andorra, Lee Andrew 
Feinstein, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Poland, and 
Barry B. White, of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador to Norway, all of 
the Department of State.
SECURITIES VIOLATIONS ACT
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs concluded a 
hearing to examine S. 1551, to amend section 20 of the Securities 
Exchange Act of 1934 to allow for a private civil action against a 
person that provides substantial assistance in violation of such Act, 
after receiving testimony from John C. Coffee, Jr., Columbia University 
Law School, and Robert J. Giuffra, Jr., Sullivan and Cromwell LLP, both 
of New York, New York; Patrick J. Szymanski, Change to Win, and Tanya 
Solov, Director, Illinois Securities Department, Illinois Secretary of 
State, on behalf of the North American Securities Administrators, both 
of Washington, D.C.; and Adam C. Pritchard, University of Michigan 
Empirical Legal Studies Center, Ann Arbor.
VETERANS' DISABILITY COMPENSATION REVIEW
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine veterans' disability compensation, focusing on benefits in the 
21st century, after receiving testimony from Patrick W. Dunne, Under 
Secretary for Benefits, Veterans Benefits Administration, and 
Lieutenant General James Terry Scott, USA (Ret.), Chairman, Advisory 
Committee on Disability Compensation, both of the Department of 
Veterans Affairs; George Kettner, Economic Systems Inc., Falls Church, 
Virginia; Katy Neas, Easter Seals, Chicago, Illinois; Susan Prokop, 
Paralyzed Veterans of America, Washington, D.C.; and John L. Wilson, 
Disabled American Veterans, Cold Springs, Kentucky.


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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1056-D1058]
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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 17 public bills, H.R. 3590-
3606; and 9 resolutions, H. Res. 748-756 were introduced. 
                                                         Pages H9729-30
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H9730-31
Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.
Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009: The House passed 
H.R. 3221, to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965, by a recorded 
vote of 253 ayes to 171 noes, Roll No. 719. Consideration of the 
measure began on Wednesday, September 16th.
  Pages H9675-H9702
  Agreed to the Issa motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on 
Education and Labor with instructions to report the same back to the 
House forthwith with an amendment by a recorded vote of 345 ayes to 75 
noes with 2 voting ``present'', Roll No. 718. Subsequently, 
Representative George Miller (CA) reported the bill back to the House 
with the amendment and the amendment was agreed to.
Pages H9699-H9701
  Agreed by unanimous consent that the Chair may reduce to 2 minutes 
the minimum time for electronic voting on any question that otherwise 
could be subjected to 5-minute voting under clause 8 or 9 of rule 20 or 
under clause 6 of rule 18.
Page H9675
Agreed to:
  Reyes amendment (No. 8 printed in H. Rept. 111-256) that encourages 
community colleges to use grant money to increase the provision of 
training for members of the National Guard and Reserves, and men and 
women returning from active duty;
Pages H9675-76
  Etheridge amendment (No. 9 printed in H. Rept. 111-256) that 
clarifies that borrower services, including delinquency prevention, 
default aversion, and loan counseling, are allowed uses of grant funds.

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The amendment also explicitly authorizes the Department of Education to 
contract directly with guaranty agencies for funded services; 
                                                         Pages H9676-77
  Driehaus amendment (No. 10 printed in H. Rept. 111-256) that requires 
that states receiving State Innovation Completion Grants have plans to 
increase postsecondary enrollment and completion among dislocated 
workers;
Pages H9677-78
  Cuellar amendment (No. 11 printed in H. Rept. 111-256) that requires 
the Secretary of Education to conduct outreach activities to educate 
students and their families about the transition to Federal Direct 
Lending;
Pages H9678-79
  Murphy (CT) amendment (No. 12 printed in H. Rept. 111-256) that 
clarifies that states may use funds awarded as Quality Pathways Grants 
under Section 403(a) of Title IV of H.R. 3221 to establish or support 
partnerships with institutions of higher education that support 
effective education and training for early learning providers; 
                                                         Pages H9679-80
  Childers amendment (No. 13 printed in H. Rept. 111-256) that requires 
the campus Veterans Resource Officer to act as a link between student 
veterans and mental health care providers at the Department of Veterans 
Affairs, in order to help improve college completion rates for 
veterans;
Pages H9680-81
  Adler (NJ) amendment (No. 14 printed in H. Rept. 111-256) that gives 
priority for State Innovation Completion grants to entities that 
promote activities to increase degree or certificate completion for 
students who are veterans;
Pages H9681-82
  Kilroy amendment (No. 16 printed in H. Rept. 111-256), as modified, 
that gives priority to ``dislocated workers'' for community college and 
state grants;
Pages H9683-84
  Perriello amendment (No. 18 printed in H. Rept. 111-256) that 
requires states to evaluate and report disparities by geographic area 
(rural and urban) of available high-quality early learning programs for 
low-income children, and steps the state will take to address the 
disparity;
Pages H9585-86
  Teague amendment (No. 20 printed in H. Rept. 111-256) that adds 
veterans to the list of priority grantees in Title V. Also adds to the 
allowable uses of funds programs that prepare students to enter careers 
in the Veterans Administration, and occupations in energy-related 
fields;
Pages H9687-88
  Flake amendment (No. 23 printed in H. Rept. 111-256) that prohibits 
funds appropriated under the bill to be used for Congressional earmarks 
as defined by clause 9(d) of rule XXI of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives;
Page H9689
  Himes amendment (No. 15 printed in H. Rept. 111-256) that makes five 
minor language adjustments to strengthen the financial literacy 
provisions of the State Innovation Completion Grants, Innovation in 
College Access and Completion National Activities, and contracting 
requirements related to private student loan servicers (by a recorded 
vote of 428 ayes to 2 noes, Roll No. 713);
Pages H9682-83, H9695-96
   Minnick amendment (No. 17 printed in H. Rept. 111-256) that allows 
servicemen and women to transfer academic credits earned while serving 
in the Armed Forces between institutions of higher education (by a 
recorded vote of 428 ayes with none voting ``no'', Roll No. 714); 
                                               Pages H9684-85, H9696-97
  Schauer amendment (No. 19 printed in H. Rept. 111-256) that gives 
priority in awarding Federal grants to schools, states, and non-profits 
to encourage dislocated workers to complete their degrees (by a 
recorded vote of 425 ayes to 5 noes, Roll No. 715); and 
                                                  Pages H9686-87, H9697
  Teague amendment (No. 21 printed in H. Rept. 111-256) that clarifies 
that all savings in the bill not otherwise allocated go towards deficit 
reduction (by a recorded vote of 425 ayes with none voting ``no'', Roll 
No. 716).
Pages H9688-89, H9697-98
Rejected:
  Hoekstra amendment (No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 111-256) that was 
debated on September 16th that sought to strike Title III of the bill, 
which authorizes $6.6 billion in new mandatory spending to create three 
Federal school construction programs for elementary and secondary 
public schools and institutions of higher education, and apply the 
savings to reduce the Federal deficit (by a recorded vote of 161 ayes 
to 262 noes, Roll No. 710);
Page H9663
  McMorris Rodgers amendment (No. 4 printed in H. Rept. 111-256) that 
was debated on September 16th that sought to limit the ability of 
certain schools that received funding under the economic stimulus 
package for school construction from receiving additional money through 
the new Federal school construction program authorized under this bill 
(by a recorded vote of 167 ayes to 251 noes, Roll No. 711); 
                                                         Pages H9663-64
  Foxx amendment (No. 7 printed in H. Rept. 111-256) that was debated 
on September 16th that sought to strike the entire American Graduation 
Initiative (but maintain the privacy provisions that apply to the whole 
Act) and put the savings toward deficit reduction. These privacy 
provisions ensure that student information is protected from 
individuals not authorized to view it and that students cannot be 
identified by any unique identifier (by a recorded vote of 126 ayes to 
301 noes, Roll No. 712); and
Pages H9664-65

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  Guthrie amendment (No. 24 printed in H. Rept. 111-256) that sought to 
extend the ECASLA programs through 2014 and create a commission to 
develop a new private sector model for student lending (by a recorded 
vote of 165 ayes to 265 noes, Roll No. 717).
Pages H9689, H9698-99
  Agreed that the Clerk be authorized to make technical and conforming 
changes to reflect the actions of the House.
Page H9702
  H. Res. 746, the rule providing for consideration of the bill, was 
agreed to on Wednesday, September 16th.
Meeting Hour: Agreed that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to 
meet at 4 p.m. on Monday, September 21st; and further, that when the 
House adjourns on that day, it adjourn to meet at 12:30 p.m. on 
Tuesday, September 22nd for morning hour debate.
  Page H9703
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page 
H9673.
Senate Referrals: S. 1677 was referred to the Committee on Financial 
Services and S. 1494 was held at the desk.
  Pages H9673, H9726-27
Quorum Calls--Votes: Ten recorded votes developed during the 
proceedings of today and appear on pages H9693, H9694, H9695, H9695-96, 
H9696-97, H9697, H9697-98, H9698-99, H9700-01, H9701-02. There were no 
quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:13 p.m.


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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings

[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1058-D1059]
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Committee Meetings
OVER-THE-COUNTER DERIVATIVES MARKET REGULATION
Committee on Agriculture: Held a hearing to review proposed legislation 
by the U.S. Department of the Treasury regarding regulation of over-
the-counter derivatives markets, Part One. Testimony was heard from 
former Representative Glenn L. English, Jr., State of Oklahoma; and 
public witnesses.
DEFENSE INDUSTRIAL BASE ACQUISITION STRATEGIES
Committee on Armed Services: Defense Acquisition Reform Panel held a 
hearing on the Department of Defense and Industry: Does DOD Effectively 
Manage Its Industrial Base and Match its Acquisition Strategies to the 
Marketplace? Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
FCC OVERSIGHT
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Communications, 
Technology, and the Internet held a hearing entitled ``Oversight of the 
Federal Communications Commission.'' Testimony was heard from the 
following officials of the FCC: Julius Genachowski, Chairman; Michael 
J. Copps; Robert M. McDowell; Mignon Clyburn and Meredith Attwell 
Baker, all Commissioners.
TARP/FINANCIAL OVERSIGHT TECHNOLOGY
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Utilizing Technology to 
Improve TARP and Financial Oversight.'' Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.
U.S.-IRAQ BILATERAL AGREEMENT
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on International Relations, 
Human Rights and Oversight held a hearing on the United National 
Chapter VII Mandates and the U.S.-Iraq Bilateral Agreement. Testimony 
was heard from Kenneth Katzman, Specialist in Middle East Affairs, 
Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress; Stephen G. 
Rademaker, former Assistant Secretary, International Security and 
Nonproliferation, Department of State; and a public witness.
SECURE BORDER INITIATIVE REVIEW
Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Border, Maritime and 
Global Counterterrorism, hearing entitled ``The Secure Border 
Initiative: SBInet Three Years Later.'' Testimony was heard from the 
following officials of the U. S. Customs Office and Border Protection, 
Department of Homeland Security: David Aguilar, Chief, U.S. Border 
Patrol; and Mark Borkowski, Executive Director, Secure Border 
Initiative; Richard Stana, Director, Homeland Security and Justice 
Issues, GAO; and a public witness.
CONSOLIDATED LAND, ENERGY, AND AQUATIC RESOURCES ACT OF 2009
Committee on Natural Resources: Concluded hearings on H.R. 3534, 
Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources Act of 2009. Testimony 
was heard from Stephen B. Smith, Mayor, Pinedale, State of Wyoming; and 
public witnesses.
PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE BUREAURACY
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on Domestic 
Policy concluded hearings entitled ``Between You and Your Doctor: The 
Bureaucracy of Private Health Insurance.'' Testimony was heard from 
public witnesses.
HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOMS/HYPOXIA
Committee on Science and Technology: Subcommittee on Energy and 
Environment held a hearing on Harmful

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Algal Blooms and Hypoxia: Formulating an Action Plan. Testimony was 
heard from Robert Magnien, Director, Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean 
Research, NOAA, Department of Commerce; Suzanne E. Schwartz, Acting 
Director, Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds, EPA; and public 
witnesses.
SMALL/MINORITY DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on 
Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management held a 
hearing on Doing Business with the Government: The Record and Goals for 
Small, Minority and Disadvantaged Businesses. Testimony was heard from 
Tamela Riggs, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Vendor Alliance and 
Acquisition, Public Building Service, GSA; Jacob Hansen, Director, 
Acquisition Division. FEMA, Department of Homeland Security; Rudy 
Watley, Supplier Diversity Program Manager, Office of Equal Employment 
and Minority Affairs, The Smithsonian Institution; Roger Mosier, Vice 
President of Facilities, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing 
Arts; Stephen T. Ayers, Acting Architect of the Capitol; Terrie Rouse, 
Chief Executive Officer, Visitor Services, Capital Visitor Center; and 
public witnesses.
BRIEFING--NOTIFICATION UPDATE
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Met in executive session to 
receive a briefing on Notification Update. The Committee was briefed by 
LTG Mark A. Welsh III, USAF, Associate Director, Military Support and 
Military Affairs, CIA.

Joint Meetings
  No joint committee meetings were held.


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2009-09-18

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[Page D1059]
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                     COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

                           SEPTEMBER 18, 2009

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Indian Affairs: to hold an oversight hearing to 
examine federal tax treatment of health care benefits provided by 
tribal governments to their citizens, 10 a.m., SD-628.


                                 House

  No committee meetings are scheduled.


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Daily Digest/CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1059-D1061]
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                      CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

                      Week of September 20 through

                           September 26, 2009

                             Senate Chamber

  On Monday, at approximately 3 p.m., Senate will resume consideration 
of H.R. 2996, Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related 
Agencies Appropriations Act.
  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 Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: September 24, to 
hold hearings to examine the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act, 
focusing on one year later, 9:30 a.m., SD-538.
  September 24, Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance and 
Investment, to hold hearings to examine securitization of assets, 
focusing on problems and solutions, 2:30 p.m., SD-538.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: September 23, 
to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Anne S. Ferro, of 
Maryland, to be Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, and Cynthia L. Quarterman, of Georgia, to be 
Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety 
Administration, both of the Department of Transportation, 2:30 p.m., 
SR-253.
  Committee on Finance: September 22, business meeting to consider 
an original bill providing for health care reform, 9 a.m., SH-216.
  Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: September 23, 
business meeting to consider an original bill entitled ``Ryan White 
HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009'', and any pending 
nominations, 10 a.m., SD-430.
  Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: September 
22, to hold hearings to examine the Weapons of Mass Destruction 
Prevention and Preparedness Act of 2009, 10 a.m., SD-342.
  September 23, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the 
Defense Contract Audit Agency, focusing on reform, 10 a.m., SD-342.
  September 24, Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, 
Government Information, Federal Services, and International 
Security, to hold hearings to examine the government, focusing on 
performance, 10:30 a.m., SD-342.
  September 24, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, 
the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, to hold 
hearings to examine a review of United States diplomatic readiness, 
focusing on the staffing and foreign language challenges facing the 
foreign service, 2:30 p.m., SD-342.
  Committee on the Judiciary: September 22, Subcommittee on 
Immigration, Refugees and Border Security, to hold hearings to 
examine comprehensive immigration reform,

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focusing on how the current immigration law impacts America's 
agricultural industry and food security, 10 a.m., SD-226.
  September 22, Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security, to 
hold hearings to examine strengthening security and oversight at 
biological research laboratories, 2:30 p.m., SD-226.
  September 23, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine 
reauthorizing the USA PATRIOT Act, 10 a.m., SD-226.
  September 23, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the 
nominations of Jacqueline H. Nguyen and Dolly M. Gee, both to be a 
United States District Judge for the Central District of California, 
and Richard Seeborg and Edward Milton Chen, both to be a United 
States District Judge for the Northern District of California, 2:30 
p.m., SD-226.
  September 24, Full Committee, business meeting to consider S. 448, 
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. 1670, to reform and modernize the limitations on exclusive rights 
relating to secondary transmissions of certain signals, and the 
nominations of Paul Joseph Fishman, to be United States Attorney for 
the District of New Jersey, Jenny A. Durkan, to be United States 
Attorney for the Western District of Washington, Florence T. 
Nakakuni, to be United States Attorney for the District of Hawaii, 
and Deborah K. R. Gilg, to be United States Attorney for the 
District of Nebraska, all of the Department of Justice, 10 a.m., SD-
226.
  Select Committee on Intelligence: September 22, to hold closed 
hearings to consider certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., S-407, 
Capitol.
  September 24, Full Committee, closed business meeting to consider 
pending intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., S-407, Capitol.


                            House Committees

  Committee on Agriculture, September 22, to continue hearings to 
review proposed legislation by the U.S. Department of Treasury 
regarding the regulation of over-the-counter derivatives markets, 
part two, 11 a.m., 1300 Longworth.
  Committee on Armed Services, September 24, Defense Acquisition 
Reform Panel, hearing on DOD Supply Chain Management: Can the 
Department Identify and Meet its Supply Needs Efficiently? 9:30 
a.m., 2175 Rayburn.
  Committee on Education and Labor, September 23, hearing on H.R. 
3017, Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2009, 10 a.m., 2175 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce, September 22, Subcommittee on 
Oversight and Investigation, hearing entitled ``Federal Oversight of 
High Containment Bio-Laboratories,'' 11 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.
  September 24, Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the 
Internet, hearing entitled ``A National Interoperable Broadband 
Network for Public Safety: Recent Developments,'' 10 a.m., 2123 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services, September 23, hearing entitled `` 
The Administration's Proposals for Financial Regulatory Reform,'' 
9:30 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  September 24, full Committee, hearing entitled ``Experts' 
Perspectives on Systemic Risk and Resolution Issues,'' 10 a.m., 2128 
Rayburn.
  September 24, Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and 
Government Sponsored Enterprises, hearing entitled ``Recent 
Innovations in Securitization,'' 2:30 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  Committee on Homeland Security, September 24, Subcommittee on 
Intelligence, Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment, 
hearing entitled ``I Reconceived: Defining A Homeland Security 
Intelligence Role,'' 10 a.m., 311 Cannon.
  Committee on the Judiciary, September 22, Subcommittee on the 
Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, hearing on the USA 
PATRIOT Act, 11 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  September 22, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland 
Security, hearing on Reauthorization of the Innocence Protection 
Act, 2:30 p.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  September 23, Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, 
hearing on an Undue Hardship? Discharging Educational Debt in 
Bankruptcy, 1 p.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Committee on Natural Resources, September 22, Subcommittee on 
Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife, hearing on the following 
bills: H.R. 1054, To amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 
to allow importation of polar bear trophies taken in sport hunts in 
Canada before the date the polar bear was determined to be a 
threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973; H.R. 
2213, To reauthorize the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation 
Act; H.R. 3433, To amend the North American Wetlands Conservation 
Act to establish requirements regarding payment of the non-Federal 
share of the costs of wetlands conservation projects in Canada that 
are funded under that Act, and for other purposes; and H.R. 3537, 
Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program Reauthorization 
Act of 2009, 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.
  September 11, Subcommittee on Water and Power, hearing on the 
following bills: H.R. 3563, Crow Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act 
of 2009; H.R. 2288, Endangered Fish Recovery Programs Improvement 
Act of 2009; and H.R. 2316, Inland Empire Perchlorate Ground Water 
Plume Assessment Act of 2009, 2 p.m., 1324 Longworth.
  Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, September 22, 
Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service, and the District 
of Columbia, hearing entitled ``The Local Role of the United States 
Parole Commission (USPC): Increasing Public Safety, Reducing 
Recidivism, and Using Alternatives to Re-incarceration in the 
District of Columbia,'' 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  September 22, Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census and 
National Archives, hearing entitled `` The

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Census 2010 Integrated Communications Campaign; Criteria for 
Implementation: Measurements for Success,'' 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  September 23, full Committee, hearing entitled ``The Silent 
Depression: How Are Minorities Faring In The Economic Downturn?'' 10 
a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  September 24, hearing entitled ``Credit Rating Agencies and the 
Next Financial Crisis,'' 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on Science and Technology, September 23, Subcommittee on 
Energy and Environment, to mark up the following measures: the 
Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act 
of 2009; the Solar Technology Roadmap Act; and the Energy and Water 
Research Integration Act, 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.
  September 24, Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, to 
consider the Cybersecurity Research and Development Amendments Act 
of 2009, 2 p.m., 2318 Rayburn.
  September 24, Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation, hearing 
on the Potential Need for Measurement Standards to Facilitate the 
Research and Development of Biologic Drugs, 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.
  Committee on Small Business, September 23, hearing entitled ``The 
Impact of Financial Regulatory Restructuring on Small Businesses and 
Community Lenders,'' 1 p.m., 2360 Rayburn.
  September 24, Subcommittee on Contracting and Technology, hearing 
entitled ``The Roles of Federal Labs in Spurring Innovation and 
Entrepreneurship Across the U.S.'' 1 p.m., 2360 Rayburn.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, September 22, 
Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, hearing on the 
reauthorization of the Chesapeake Bay Program, 2 p.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  September 23, Subcommittee on Aviation, hearing on the FAA's Call 
to Action on Airline Safety and Pilot Training, 10 a.m., 2167 
Rayburn.
  September 23, Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public 
Buildings, and Emergency Management, hearing on Risk-based Security 
in Federal Buildings: Targeting Funds to Real Risks and Eliminating 
Unnecessary Security Obstacles, 2 p.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs, September 22, Subcommittee on 
Health, hearing on Is the VA Meeting the Pharmaceutical Needs of 
Veterans? An Examination of the VA National Formulary, Issues of 
Patient Safety, and Management of the Pharmacy Benefits Program, 2 
p.m., 334 Cannon.
  September 23, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation, hearing 
on the SES Bonuses and Other Administrative Issues at the U.S. 
Department of Veterans Affairs, 10 a.m., 334 Cannon.
  September 24, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial 
Affairs, hearing on Honoring the Fallen: How Can We Better Serve 
America's Veterans and Their Families? 10 a.m., 334 Cannon.
  September 24, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, hearing on the 
following bills: H.R. 294, Veteran-Owned Small Business Promotion 
Act of 2009; H.R. 1169, To amend title 38, United States Code, to 
increase the amount of assistance provided by the Secretary of 
Veterans Affair to disabled veterans for specially adapted housing 
and automobiles and adapted equipment; H.R. 1182, Military Spouses 
Residency Relief Act; H.R. 2416, To require the Department of 
Veterans Affairs to use purchases of goods or services through the 
Federal supply schedules for the purpose of meeting certain 
contracting goals for participation by small business concerns owned 
and controlled by veterans, including veterans with service-
connected disabilities; H.R. 2461, Veterans Small Business 
Verification Act; H.R. 2614, Veterans' Advisory Committee on 
Education Reauthorization Act of 2009; H.R. 2696, Servicemembers 
Rights Protection Act; H.R. 2874, Helping Active Duty Deployed Act 
of 2009; H.R. 2928, To amend title 38, United States Code, to 
provide for an apprenticeship and on-job training program under the 
Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Program; H.R. 3223, to 
amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the Department of 
Veterans Affairs contracting goals and references for small business 
concerns owned and controlled by veterans; H.R. 3554, National Guard 
Education Equity Act; H.R. 3561, To amend title 38, United States 
Code, to increase the amount of educational assistance provided to 
certain veterans for flight training; H.R. 3577, Education 
Assistance to Realign New Eligibilities for Dependents (EARNED) Act 
of 2009; and other draft legislation, 1 p.m., 334 Cannon.
  Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, September 23, 
executive, briefing on Afghanistan/Pakistan, 2 p.m., 304-HVC.
  September 23, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Human Intelligence, 
Analysis and Counterintelligence, executive, hearing on DHS Office 
of Intelligence and Analysis Reform Efforts, 4 p.m., 304-HVC.
  Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, 
September 24, hearing entitled ``Solar Heats Up: Accelerating 
Widespread Deployment,'' 1: 30 p.m., room to be announced.


                             Joint Meetings

  Joint Economic Committee: September 24, to hold hearings to 
examine the future of newspapers, focusing on the impact on the 
economy and democracy, 10 a.m., 210-CHOB.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                      2 p.m., Monday, September 21

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Monday: After the transaction of any morning business (not 
to extend beyond 3 p.m.), Senate will resume consideration of H.R. 
2996, Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Act.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                      4 p.m., Monday, September 21

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Monday: The House will meet in pro forma session at 4 p.m.
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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Aderholt, Robert B., Ala., E2304
Alexander, Rodney, La., E2301
Bachmann, Michele, Minn., E2316
Barrow, John, Ga., E2304
Berman, Howard L., Calif., E2305
Bishop, Sanford D., Jr., Ga., E2317
Blumenauer, Earl, Ore., E2305
Boyd, Allen, Fla., E2316
Broun, Paul C., Ga., E2310
Brown, Corrine, Fla., E2310
Brown-Waite, Ginny, Fla., E2318
Burgess, Michael C., Tex., E2306
Calvert, Ken, Calif., E2316, E2319
Capito, Shelley Moore, W.Va., E2318
Capps, Lois, Calif., E2315
Childers, Travis W., Miss., E2301
Clarke, Yvette D., N.Y., E2309
Cleaver, Emanuel, Mo., E2305
Coffman, Mike, Colo., E2299
Connolly, Gerald E., Va., E2307, E2311
Conyers, John, Jr., Mich., E2302, E2318
DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E2310
Dingell, John D., Mich., E2312
Ehlers, Vernon J., Mich., E2312
Engel, Eliot L., N.Y., E2313
Fallin, Mary, Okla., E2305
Forbes, J. Randy, Va., E2301
Gallegly, Elton, Calif., E2306
Giffords, Gabrielle, Ariz., E2312
Green, Gene, Tex., E2315
Herseth Sandlin, Stephanie, S.D., E2314
Higgins, Brian, N.Y., E2307
Inslee, Jay, Wash., E2318
Johnson, Henry C. ``Hank'', Jr., Ga., E2309
Kind, Ron, Wisc., E2317
Kucinich, Dennis J., Ohio, E2303
Latham, Tom, Iowa, E2303, E2304, E2304, E2305, E2307
Lee, Barbara, Calif., E2302
Luetkemeyer, Blaine, Mo., E2316
McCarthy, Kevin, Calif., E2319
McCollum, Betty, Minn., E2300, E2303, E2317
McNerney, Jerry, Calif., E2306
Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E2313
Manzullo, Donald A., Ill., E2302
Matsui, Doris O., Calif., E2308
Moore, Dennis, Kans., E2315
Pallone, Frank, Jr., N.J., E2303, E2320
Pence, Mike, Ind., E2308
Rangel, Charles B., N.Y., E2304, E2319
Reichert, David G., Wash., E2314, E2320
Richardson, Laura, Calif., E2315
Roskam, Peter J., Ill., E2299, E2300
Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho, Northern Mariana Islands, E2299
Schakowsky, Janice D., Ill., E2308
Schmidt, Jean, Ohio, E2314
Schock, Aaron, Ill., E2300
Sessions, Pete, Tex., E2299
Smith, Lamar, Tex., E2300
Space, Zachary T., Ohio, E2302, E2302, E2311
Spratt, John M., Jr., S.C., E2306
Stark, Fortney Pete, Calif., E2320
Tiahrt, Todd, Kans., E2310
Tiberi, Patrick J., Ohio, E2301
Van Hollen, Chris, Md., E2311
Waters, Maxine, Calif., E2313


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