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Daily Digest/Senate

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                                      Wednesday, September 23, 2009

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S9693-S9759
Measures Introduced: Eight bills and five resolutions were introduced, 
as follows: S. 1695-1702, S. Res. 281-284, and S. Con. Res. 41. 
                                                             Page S9733
Measures Passed:
  Government of Libya: Committee on Foreign Relations was discharged 
from further consideration of S. Res. 253, expressing the sense of the 
Senate that the Government of Libya should apologize for the welcome 
home ceremony held to celebrate the release of convicted Lockerbie 
bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, and the resolution was then agreed to. 
                                                         Pages S9705-06
  Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental 
Policy Amendments Act: Committee on Environment and Public Works was 
discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1035, to amend the Morris 
K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental and 
Native American Public Policy Act of 1992 to honor the legacy of 
Stewart L. Udall, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the 
following amendment proposed thereto:
  Page S9757
  Feinstein (for Bingaman) Amendment No. 2546, to strike the 
authorization of appropriations.
Page S9757
  Senior Caregiving and Affordability: Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions was discharged from further consideration of H. 
Con. Res. 59, supporting the goals and ideals of senior caregiving and 
affordability, and the resolution was then agreed to.
  Pages S9757-58
  Helen Keller Statue: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 41, providing for 
the acceptance of a statue of Helen Keller, presented by the people of 
Alabama.
  Page S9758
  Hurricane Hugo 20th Anniversary: Senate agreed to S. Res. 282, 
remembering the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo, which struck 
Charleston, South Carolina on September 21 through September 22, 1989. 
                                                             Page S9758
  National Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 
283, expressing support for the goals and ideals of the first annual 
National Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Day taking place on September 
26, 2009.
  Pages S9758-59
  National Health Information Technology Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 
284, expressing support for the designation and goals of ``National 
Health Information Technology Week'' for the period beginning on 
September 21, 2009, and ending on September 25, 2009.
  Page S9759
Measures Considered:
Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Act--Agreement: Senate continued 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 amendments proposed thereto: 
                                                         Pages S9706-27
Rejected:
  Vitter motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on 
Appropriations, with instructions to report the same back to the Senate 
forthwith with Vitter Amendment No. 2508 (to the instructions on Vitter 
motion to recommit the bill), to prohibit the use of funds to delay the 
implementation of the Draft Proposed Outer Continental Shelf Oil and 
Gas Leasing Program 2010-2015. (By 56 yeas to 42 nays (Vote No. 293), 
Senate tabled the motion.)
Page S9724
  Feinstein (for McCaskill) Amendment No. 2514, to strike the earmarks 
for the Save America's Treasure program and to provide criteria for the 
distribution of grants under that program. (By 72 yeas to 26 nays (Vote 
No. 294), Senate tabled the motion.)
Pages S9723-24, S9725
Pending:
  Carper Amendment No. 2456, to require the Administrator of the 
Environmental Protection Agency to conduct a study on black carbon 
emissions.
Page S9706
  Collins Amendment No. 2498, to provide that no funds may be used for 
the administrative expenses of any official identified by the President 
to serve in a position without express statutory authorization and

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which is responsible for the interagency development or coordination of 
any rule, regulation, or policy unless the President certifies to 
Congress that such official will respond to all reasonable requests to 
testify before, or provide information to, any congressional committee 
with jurisdiction over such matters, and such official submits certain 
reports biannually to Congress.
Page S9706
  Isakson Modified Amendment No. 2504, to encourage the participation 
of the Smithsonian Institution in activities preserving the papers and 
teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., under the Civil Rights 
History Project Act of 2009.
Page S9706
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the bill at approximately 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, 
September 24, 2009, and that the filing deadline for second-degree 
amendments be 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, September 24, 2009.
Page S9759
Messages from the House:
  Page S9731
Measures Referred:
  Pages S9731-32
Executive Communications:
  Pages S9732-33
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S9733-35
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S9735-50
Additional Statements:
  Pages S9730-31
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S9750-57
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S9757
Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--294) 
                                                     Pages S9724, S9725
Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 5:38 p.m., 
until 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 24, 2009. (For Senate's program, 
see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
S9759.)


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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded 
a hearing to examine the nominations of Anne S. Ferro, of Maryland, to 
be Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 
who was introduced by Senator Cardin, and Cynthia L. Quarterman, of 
Georgia, to be Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 
Safety Administration, both of the Department of Transportation, after 
the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Finance: Committee continued consideration of an original 
bill entitled, ``America's Healthy Future Act of 2009'', but did not 
complete action thereon, and recessed subject to the call and will meet 
again on Thursday, September 24, 2009.
DEFENSE CONTRACT AUDIT AGENCY
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee 
concluded a hearing to examine the Defense Contract Audit Agency, 
focusing on reform, which would include legislative measures to help 
enhance effectiveness and independence, after receiving testimony from 
Gregory D. Kutz, Managing Director, Forensic Audits and Special 
Investigations, and Gayle L. Fischer, Assistant Director, Financial 
Management and Assurance, both of the Government Accountability Office; 
and Robert F. Hale, Under Secretary, Comptroller, Gordon S. Heddell, 
Inspector General, and April G. Stephenson, Director, Defense Contract 
Audit Agency, all of the Department of Defense.
USA PATRIOT ACT REAUTHORIZATION
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
reauthorizing the USA PATRIOT Act, after receiving testimony from David 
Kris, Assistant Attorney General, Glenn A. Fine, Inspector General, 
both of the Department of Justice; and Suzanne E. Spaulding, Bingham 
Consulting Group, Lisa Graves, Center for Media and Democracy, and 
Kenneth L. Wainstein, O'Melveny and Myers LLP, all of Washington, DC.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
the nominations of Jacqueline H. Nguyen, who was introduced by Senator 
Boxer, 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, after the nominees testified and answered 
questions in their own behalf.


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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 7 public bills, H.R. 3630-
3636; 2 private bills, H.R. 3637-3638; and 6 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 
190; and H. Res. 764-765, 767-769 were introduced.
  Pages H9898-99
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H9899-H9900
Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows:
  H. Res. 766, providing for consideration of motions to suspend the 
rules (H. Rept. 111-264).
Pages H9871, H9898
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed 
Representative Holden to act as Speaker Pro Tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H9809
Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Reverend Dr. 
Martha Taylor, Elmhurst Presbyterian Church, Oakland, CA.
  Page H9809
Discharge Petition: Representative Walden moved to discharge the 
Committee on Rules from the consideration of H. Res. 554, amending the 
Rules of the House of Representatives to require that legislation and 
conference reports be available on the Internet for 72 hours before 
consideration by the House, and for other purposes (Discharge Petition 
No. 6).
  Page H9811
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Defense Production Act Reauthorization of 2009: S. 1677, to 
reauthorize the Defense Production Act of 1950;
  Pages H9813-19
  Providing for an additional temporary extension of programs under the 
Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1958: H.R. 
3614, to provide for an additional temporary extension of programs 
under the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 
1958, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 417 yeas to 2 nays, Roll No. 726; 
                                                Pages H9819-21, 9843-44
  Expressing condolences to the people and government of the Republic 
of China (Taiwan) in the aftermath of the devastating typhoon that 
struck the central and southern regions of the island on August 8, 
2009: H. Res. 733, amended, to express condolences to the people and 
government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in the aftermath of the 
devastating typhoon that struck the central and southern regions of the 
island on August 8, 2009;
  Pages H9821-23
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``Expressing condolences to 
the people and Government of Taiwan in the aftermath of the devastating 
typhoon that struck the central and southern regions of the island on 
August 8, 2009.''.
Page H9823
  Amending the United States International Broadcasting Act of 1994 to 
extend by one year the operation of Radio Free Asia: H.R. 3593, to 
amend the United States International Broadcasting Act of 1994 to 
extend by one year the operation of Radio Free Asia;
  Pages H9823-24
  Expressing the sense of the Congress that we honor, commemorate and 
celebrate the historic ties of the United States and the Netherlands: 
H. Con. Res. 178, amended, to express the sense of the Congress that we 
honor, commemorate and celebrate the historic ties of the United States 
and the Netherlands by recognizing the Quadricentennial celebration of 
the discovery of the Hudson River and the settlement and enduring 
values of New Netherland which permeate American society up until 
today;
  Pages H9824-26
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``Expressing the sense of 
Congress that we reaffirm the historic ties between the United States 
and the Netherlands by recognizing the Quadricentennial celebration of 
the discovery of the Hudson River and honoring the enduring values of 
the settlers of New Netherland that continue to permeate American 
society.''.
Page H9826
  Amending the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 to 
reauthorize the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy: 
H.R. 2131, amended, to amend the Foreign Affairs Reform and 
Restructuring Act of 1998 to reauthorize the United States Advisory 
Commission on Public Diplomacy;
  Pages H9826-27
  Supporting the goals and ideals of a decade of action for road 
safety: H. Con. Res. 74, amended, to support the goals and ideals of a 
decade of action for road safety with a global target to reduce by 50 
percent the predicted increase in global road deaths between 2010 and 
2020;
  Pages H9827-29
  Encouraging each institution of higher education in the country to 
seek membership in the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) 
Consortium: H. Res. 491, to encourage each institution of higher 
education in the country to seek membership in the Servicemembers 
Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium;
  Pages H9829-31

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  Recognizing and honoring Howard University School of Law's 140-year 
legacy of social justice: H. Res. 684, amended, to recognize and honor 
Howard University School of Law's 140-year legacy of social justice and 
its continued commitment to the training of capable and compassionate 
legal practitioners and scholars;
  Pages H9831-33
  Acknowledging and congratulating Western Wyoming Community College in 
Southwest Wyoming on the occasion of its 50th anniversary: H. Res. 696, 
to acknowledge and congratulate Western Wyoming Community College in 
Southwest Wyoming on the occasion of its 50th anniversary of service to 
the students and citizens of the State of Wyoming, by a \2/3\ recorded 
vote of 418 ayes with none voting ``no'', Roll No. 729; 
                                                Pages H9833-34, 9854-55
  Congratulating the Wichita State University men's and women's bowling 
teams for winning the 2009 United States Bowling Congress 
Intercollegiate Bowling National Championship: H. Res. 455, amended, to 
congratulate the Wichita State University men's and women's bowling 
teams for winning the 2009 United States Bowling Congress 
Intercollegiate Bowling National Championship;
  Pages H9834-35
  Fiscal Year 2010 Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act: H.R. 
3607, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the funding 
and expenditure authority of the Airport and Airway Trust Fund and to 
amend title 49, United States Code, to extend authorizations for the 
airport improvement program;
  Pages H9835-37
  Expressing condolences to the families of the individuals killed 
during unusual storms and floods in the State of Georgia between 
September 18 and 21, 2009: H. Res. 765, to express condolences to the 
families of the individuals killed during unusual storms and floods in 
the State of Georgia between September 18 and 21, 2009, and to express 
gratitude to all of the emergency personnel who continue to work with 
unyielding determination to meet the needs of Georgia's residents, by a 
\2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 421 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 
724; and
  Pages H9837-40, H9842-43
  Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2009: H.R. 3617, to provide 
an extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier 
safety, transit, and other programs funded out of the Highway Trust 
Fund pending enactment of a multiyear law reauthorizing such programs, 
by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 335 yeas to 85 nays, Roll No. 731. 
                                               Pages H9855-65, H9866-68
Suspension--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules 
and pass the following measure which was debated on Tuesday, September 
22nd:
  John J. Shivnen Post Office Building Designation Act: 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'', by a \2/3\ recorded vote of 423 ayes with none 
voting ``no'', Roll No. 725.
  Page H9843
Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area Act: The House passed H.R. 
324, to establish the Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area, by a 
recorded vote of 281 ayes to 142 noes, Roll No. 728. 
                                               Pages H9840-42, H9844-54
  Agreed to the Bishop (UT) motion to recommit the bill to the 
Committee on Natural Resources with instructions to report the same 
back to the House forthwith with amendments by a yea-and-nay vote of 
259 yeas to 167 nays, Roll No. 727. Subsequently, Representative 
Grijalva reported the bill back to the House with the amendments and 
the amendments were agreed to.
Pages H9851-53
  Pursuant to the rule, the amendment printed in H. Rept. 111-263 shall 
be considered as adopted.
Page H9844
  H. Res. 760, the rule providing for consideration of the bill, was 
agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 244 yeas to 177 nays, Roll No. 723, 
after it was agreed to order the previous question without objection. 
                                                         Pages H9840-42
Motion to Adjourn: Rejected the Simpson motion to adjourn by a yea-and-
nay vote of 42 yeas to 355 nays, Roll No. 730.
  Page H9866
Motion to Adjourn: Rejected the Kingston motion to adjourn by a 
recorded vote of 50 ayes to 349 noes, Roll No. 732.
  Page H9868
Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2010--Motion to go to 
Conference: The House agreed to the Wasserman Schultz motion to 
disagree to the Senate amendment and agree to a conference on H.R. 
2918, making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2010, after it was agreed to order the 
previous question by a recorded vote of 240 ayes to 171 noes, Roll No. 
733.
  Page H9869
  Rejected the Aderholt motion to instruct conferees on the bill by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 191 yeas to 213 nays, Roll No. 734. 
                                                         Pages H9869-71
  The Chair appointed the following conferees: Representatives 
Wasserman Schultz, Honda, McCollum, Ryan (OH), Ruppersberger, 
Rodriguez, Obey, Aderholt, LaTourette, Cole, and Lewis (CA). 
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Quorum Calls--Votes: Seven yea-and-nay votes and five recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H9841-42, 
H9842-43, H9843, H9843-44, H9852-53, H9853-54, H9854-55, H9866, H9867-
68, H9868, H9869, H9871. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 10:35 p.m.


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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
EMPLOYMENT NON-DISCRIMINATION ACT
Committee on Education and Labor: Held a hearing on H.R. 3017, 
Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2009. Testimony was heard from 
Representatives Baldwin and Frank of Massachusetts; Stuart J. Ishimaru, 
Acting Chairman, EEOC; and public witnesses.
AMERICA'S AFFORDABLE HEALTH CHOICES ACT OF 2009
Committee on Energy and Commerce:. Met in open markup session to 
consider a motion by Mr. Dingell to instruct the Chairman of the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce to transmit to the Committee on Rules 
additional recommended amendments included in the motion for 
consideration, by the Committee on Rules and the House of 
Representatives, in connection with H.R. 3200, America's Affordable 
Health Choice Act of 2009, as previously ordered reported by the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce. The motion was agreed to, amended, by 
a roll call vote of 28-22.
FINANCIAL REGULATORY REFORM
Committee on Financial Services: Held a hearing entitled ``The 
Administration's Proposals for Financial Regulatory Reform.'' Testimony 
was heard from Timothy F. Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury.
FINANCE REFORM REGULATOR PERSPECTIVES
Committee on Financial Services: Held a hearing entitled ``Federal 
Regulator Perspectives on Financial Regulatory Reform Proposals.'' 
Testimony was heard from Sheila C. Bair, Chairman, FDIC; the following 
officials of the Department of the Treasury: John C. Dugan, 
Comptroller, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency; and John E. 
Bowman, Acting Director, Office of Thrift Supervision; and Joseph A. 
Smith, Jr., Commissioner of Banks, State of North Carolina.
DISCHARGING EDUCATIONAL DEBT IN BANKRUPTCY
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Commercial and 
Administrative Law held a hearing on an Undue Hardship? Discharging 
Educational Debt in Bankruptcy. Testimony was heard from Representative 
Davis of Illinois; and public witnesses.
DISCHARGING EDUCATIONAL DEBT IN BANKRUPTCY
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Courts, Terrorism, and 
Homeland Security held a hearing on an Undue Hardship? Discharging 
Educational Debt in Bankruptcy. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.
MINORITIES IN THE ECONOMIC DOWNTURN
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Held a hearing entitled 
`` The Silent Depression: How Are Minorities Faring in The Economic 
Downturn?'' Testimony was heard from Raymond Skinner, Secretary, 
Department of Housing and Community Development, State of Maryland; and 
public witnesses.
PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF MOTIONS TO SUSPEND THE RULES
Committee on Rules: Committee granted, by voice vote, a rule 
authorizing the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the 
rules at any time on the legislative day of September 24, 2009. The 
resolution applies to motions related to H.R. 3631, the ``Medicare 
Premium Fairness Act''.
CYBERSECURITY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AMENDMENTS
Committee on Science and Technology: Subcommittee on Research and 
Science Education approved for full Committee action a Committee print 
titled Cybersecurity Research and Development Amendments Act of 2009.
FINANCIAL REGULATORY RESTRUCTURING IMPACTS
Committee on Small Business: Held a hearing entitled ``The Impact of 
Financial Regulatory Restructuring on Small Businesses and Community 
Lenders.'' Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
FAA's AIRLINE SAFETY AND PILOT TRAINING
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on 
Aviation held a hearing on the Federal Aviation Administration's Call 
to Action on Airline Safety and Pilot Training. Testimony was heard 
from J. Randolph Babbitt, Administrator, FAA, Department of 
Transportation; and public witnesses.
FEDERAL BUILDING SECURITY
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on 
Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management held a 
hearing on

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Risk-based Security in Federal Buildings: Targeting Funds to Real Risks 
and Eliminating Unnecessary Security Obstacles. Testimony was heard 
from John Porcari, Deputy Secretary, Department of Transportation; Mark 
Goldstein, Director, Physical Infrastructure, GAO; Robert Peck, 
Commissioner, Public Buildings Service, GSA; William G. Dowd, Director, 
Physical Planning Division, National Capital Planning Commissioner; the 
following officials of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 
Department of Homeland Security: Gary Schenkel, Director; and Patrick 
Moses, Regional Director, National Capital Region; and public 
witnesses.
VA SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE BONUSES
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigation held a hearing on the SES Bonuses and Other 
Administrative Issues at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 
Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of 
Veterans Affairs: James J. O'Neill, Assistant Inspector General, 
Investigations; and W. Scott Gould, Deputy Secretary.
BRIEFING--AFGHANISTAN/PAKISTAN
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Met in executive session to 
receive a briefing on Afghanistan/Pakistan. Testimony was heard from 
departmental witnesses.
DHS OFFICE OF INTELLIGENCE AND ANALYSIS REFORM EFFORTS
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Subcommittee on Terrorism, 
Human Intelligence, Analysis and Counterintelligence met in executive 
session to hold a hearing on DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis 
Reform Efforts. Testimony was heard from Bart Johnson, Acting Under 
Secretary, Intelligence and Analysis, Department of Homeland Security; 
and the following officials of the Office of the Director of National 
Intelligence: Peter Lavoy, Deputy Director, National Intelligence for 
Analysis; and Rebecca Strode, Assistant Deputy Director, National 
Intelligence for Analytic Integrity and Standards.

Joint Meetings
  No joint committee meetings were held.


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2009-09-24

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                    COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

                           SEPTEMBER 24, 2009

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine the 
President's decision on missile defense in Europe, 10 a.m., SD-106.
  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to hold hearings 
to examine the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act, focusing on one 
year later, 9:30 a.m., SD-538.
  Committee on Finance: business meeting to continue consideration 
of an original bill entitled ``America's Healthy Future Act of 
2009'', Time to be announced, SH-216.
  Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: 
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.
  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: 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. 1692, to extend the sunset of certain provisions of the 
USA PATRIOT Act and the authority to issue national security 
letters, 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, Deborah K. R. Gilg, to be United States 
Attorney for the District of Nebraska, and Ignacia S. Moreno, of New 
York, to be Assistant Attorney General, all of the Department of 
Justice, and Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr., of New Jersey, to be United 
States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit, Roberto A. Lange, to be 
United States District Judge for the District of South Dakota, Irene 
Cornelia Berger, to be United States District Judge for the Southern 
District of West Virginia, and Charlene Edwards Honeywell, to be 
United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida, 10 
a.m., SD-226.
  Select Committee on Intelligence: closed business meeting to 
consider pending intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., S-407, Capitol.


                                 House

  Committee on Armed Services, 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 Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Communications, 
Technology and the Internet, hearing entitled ``A National 
Interoperable Broadband Network for Public Safety: Recent 
Developments,'' 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

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  Committee on Financial Services, hearing entitled ``Experts' 
Perspectives on Systemic Risk and Resolution Issues,'' 10 a.m., 2128 
Rayburn.
  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, 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 Oversight and Government Reform, hearing entitled 
``Credit Rating Agencies and the Next Financial Crisis;'' followed 
by consideration of the following measures: H. Con. Res. 186, 
Supporting the goals and ideals of Sickle Cell Disease Awareness 
Month; H. Res. 725, Congratulating the Chula Vista Park View Little 
League team of Chula Vista, California, for winning the 2009 Little 
League World Series Championship; H. Res. 734, Expressing the 
support for and honoring September 17, 2009 as ``Constitution Day;'' 
H. Res. 693, Honoring the life and accomplishments of Jim Johnson 
and extending the condolences of the House of Representatives to his 
family on the occasion of his death; H.R. 3547, To designate the 
facility of the United States Postal Service located at 936 South 
250 East in Provo, Utah, as the ``Rex E. Lee Post Office Building;'' 
and H. Res. 16, Supporting the goals and ideals of National Life 
Insurance Awareness Month, 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on Science and Technology, 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, Subcommittee on Contracting and 
Technology, hearing entitled ``The Roles of Federal Labs in Spurring 
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Across the U.S.'' 12:30 p.m., 2360 
Rayburn.


                             Joint Meetings

  Joint Economic Committee: to hold hearings to examine the future 
of newspapers, focusing on the impact on the economy and democracy, 
10 a.m., 210-CHOB.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to consider the 
following: H.R. 3619, Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2009; H.R. 
3618, Clean Hull Act of 2009; H.R. 3305, To designate the Federal 
building and United States courthouse located at 224 South Boulder 
Avenue in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as the ``H. Dale Cook Federal Building 
and United States Courthouse;'' H. Con. Res. 138, Recognizing the 
40th anniversary of the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in 
Houston, Texas; H. Res. 465, Recognizing the Atlantic Intracoastal 
Waterway Association on the occasion of its 10th anniversary; H.R. 
719, Commending Russ Meyer on his induction into the National 
Aviation Hall of Fame; H.R. 1700, National Women's History Museum 
Act of 2009; and GSA Capital Investment Program Resolutions, 11 
a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs, 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.
  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.
  Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, 
hearing entitled ``Solar Heats Up: Accelerating Widespread 
Deployment,'' 1:30 p.m., 2318 Rayburn.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                   9:30 a.m., Thursday, September 24

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Thursday: After the transaction of any morning business 
(not to extend beyond one hour), Senate will continue consideration of 
H.R. 2996, Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related 
Agencies Appropriations Act.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Baca, Joe, Calif., E2352
Berkley, Shelley, Nev., E2339
Blackburn, Marsha, Tenn., E2349
Boozman, John, Ark., E2338
Bordallo, Madeleine Z., Guam, E2342
Chandler, Ben, Ky., E2343
Childers, Travis W., Miss., E2343
Coble, Howard, N.C., E2344
Costa, Jim, Calif., E2340
Courtney, Joe, Conn., E2351
Gerlach, Jim, Pa., E2345
Goodlatte, Bob, Va., E2345
Graves, Sam, Mo., E2340
Grijalva, Raul M., Ariz., E2351
Harman, Jane, Calif., E2344
Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E2338
Hensarling, Jeb, Tex., E2341
Hoekstra, Peter, Mich., E2338
Jackson-Lee, Sheila, Tex., E2337, E2346
Johnson, Henry C. ``Hank'', Jr., Ga., E2342
Kildee, Dale E., Mich., E2337, E2344
Kirk, Mark Steven, Ill., E2343
Klein, Ron, Fla., E2339
Kucinich, Dennis J., Ohio, E2337, E2341
McIntyre, Mike, N.C., E2341
Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E2337, E2344
Mitchell, Harry E., Ariz., E2343
Murphy, Patrick J., Pa., E2347, E2349, E2350, E2351
Murtha, John P., Pa., E2339
Nunes, Devin, Calif., E2339
Sestak, Joe, Pa., E2350
Shuler, Heath, N.C., E2343
Smith, Adrian, Nebr., E2341
Smith, Lamar, Tex., E2343
Souder, Mark E., Ind., E2345
Space, Zachary T., Ohio, E2346, E2347, E2349, E2349, E2350, E2351, 
E2351, E2351, E2352, E2352
Speier, Jackie, Calif., E2346
Thompson, Mike, Calif., E2342
Tiahrt, Todd, Kans., E2350
Towns, Edolphus, N.Y., E2340
Upton, Fred, Mich., E2351
Van Hollen, Chris, Md., E2346
Wolf, Frank R., Va., E2343, E2347 


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