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[Pages D38-D39]
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                                        Wednesday, January 14, 2009

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S353-S399
Measures Introduced: Twenty bills were introduced, as follows: S. 231-
250.
  Page S388
Measures Passed:
  Congratulating University of Florida Football Team: Committee on the 
Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 13, 
congratulating the University of Florida football team for winning the 
2008 Bowl Championship Series (BCS) national championship, and the 
resolution was then agreed to, after agreeing to the following 
amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S398-99
  Reid (for Nelson (FL)) Amendment No. 22, of a perfecting nature. 
                                                          Pages S398-99
Measures Considered:
Lands Bill: Senate continued consideration of S. 22, to designate 
certain land components of the National Wilderness Preservation System, 
to authorize certain programs and activities in the Department of the 
Interior and the Department of Agriculture, taking action on the 
following amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S353-80
Pending:
  Reid Amendment No. 15, to change the enactment date.
Page S353
  Reid Amendment No. 16 (to Reid Amendment No. 15), of a perfecting 
nature.
Page S354
  Motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources, with instructions to report back forthwith, with Reid 
Amendment No. 17, to change the enactment date.
Page S354
  Reid Amendment No. 18 (to the instructions of the motion to 
recommit), of a perfecting nature.
Page S354
  Reid Amendment No. 19 (to Reid Amendment No. 18), of a perfecting 
nature.
Page S354
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 68 yeas to 24 nays (Vote No. 2), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed 
to the motion to close further debate on the bill.
Pages S356-57
  A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the bill at approximately 12 p.m., on Thursday, 
January 15, 2009, that all post-cloture time be yielded back, except 
for 10 minutes to be equally divided and controlled between Senators 
Bingaman and Coburn, or their designees; that upon the use or yielding 
back of that time, the pending amendments be withdrawn, that the 
managers amendments which have been cleared by the Leaders and Managers 
be in order, and that if cleared, the amendments be considered and 
agreed to, and Senate vote on passage of the bill.
Pages S380, S399
Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement 
was reached providing that on Thursday, January 15, 2009 following the 
vote on passage of S. 22, Lands Bill, Senate vote on the motion to 
invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 181, 
Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
  Page S380
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  3 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
  42 Army nominations in the rank of general.
Page S399
Messages from the House:
  Pages S385-86
Enrolled Bills Presented:
  Page S386
Executive Communications:
  Pages S386-88
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S388-89
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Page S389
Additional Statements:
  Pages S385-98
Amendments Submitted:
  Page S398
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S398
Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S398
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--2)
  Page S357
Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 8:35 p.m., 
until 10 a.m. on Thursday,

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January 15, 2009. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the 
Majority Leader in today's Record on page S399.)


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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
NOMINATION
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Committee concluded 
a hearing to examine the nomination of Thomas J. Vilsack, to be 
Secretary of Agriculture, after the nominee, who was introduced by 
Senators Harkin and Grassley, testified and answered questions in his 
own behalf.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee concluded a 
hearing to examine the nominations of Lisa P. Jackson, to be 
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, who was 
introduced by Senators Lautenberg and Menendez, and Nancy Helen Sutley, 
to be Chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality, after the 
nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee 
concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Peter R. Orszag, of 
Massachusetts, to be Director, who was introduced by Representatives 
John Spratt and Paul Ryan, and Robert L. Nabors II, of New Jersey, to 
be Deputy Director, who was introduced by Representative David Obey, 
both of the Office of Management and Budget, after the nominees 
testified and answered questions in their own behalf.
NOMINATION
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine the nomination of Eric K. Shinseki, to be Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs, after the nominee, who was introduced by Senator Inouye and 
former Senator Robert J. Dole, testified and answered questions in his 
own behalf.


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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

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[Pages D39-D40]
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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 54 public bills, H.R. 493-546; 
and 7 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 21, and H. Res. 59-61, 63-65, were 
introduced.
  Pages H323-25
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H325-26
Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows:
  H. Res. 62, providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 
384) to reform the Troubled Assets Relief Program of the Secretary of 
the Treasury and ensure accountability under such Program (H. Rept. 
111-3).
Page H323
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed 
Representative Tauscher to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                              Page H199
Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Rev. Dr. 
Silvester S. Beaman, Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 
Wilmington, Delaware.
  Page H199
Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming--
Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the 
following Members of the House of Representatives to the Select 
Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming: Representative 
Markey (MA), Chairman and Representative Sensenbrenner.
  Page H199
Committee Election: The House agreed to H. Res. 59, electing the 
following minority member to a standing committee: Committee on Rules: 
Representative Foxx.
  Page H216
Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009: The 
House passed H.R. 2, to amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to 
extend and improve the Children's Health Insurance Program, by a 
recorded vote of 289 ayes to 139 noes, Roll No. 16.
  Pages H216-68
  Rejected the Deal (GA) motion to recommit the bill to the Committee 
on Energy and Commerce with instructions to report the same back to the 
House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 179 yeas to 
247 nays, Roll No. 15.
Pages H264-67
  H. Res. 52, the rule providing for consideration of the bill, was 
agreed to by a recorded vote of 244 ayes to 178 noes, Roll No. 14, 
after agreeing without objection to order the previous question. 
                                                          Pages H203-16
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and agree to the 
following measure:

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  Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require each 
standing committee to hold periodic hearings on the topic of waste, 
fraud, abuse, or mismanagement in Government programs which that 
committee may authorize: H. Res. 40, amended, to amend the Rules of the 
House of Representatives to require each standing committee to hold 
periodic hearings on the topic of waste, fraud, abuse, or mismanagement 
in Government programs which that committee may authorize, by a \2/3\ 
yea-and-nay vote of 423 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 18. 
                                                    Pages H268-73, H281
TARP Reform and Accountability Act of 2009: The House began 
consideration of H.R. 384, to reform the Troubled Assets Relief Program 
of the Secretary of the Treasury and ensure accountability under such 
Program. Further proceedings were postponed.
  Pages H282-90, H290-99
  H. Res. 53, the rule providing for consideration of the bill, was 
agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 235 yeas to 191 nays, Roll No. 17, 
after agreeing without objection to order the previous question. 
                                                          Pages H273-81
Privileged Resolution: The House agreed to H. Res. 61, to provide for 
the attendance of the House at the Inaugural Ceremonies of the 
President and Vice President of the United States.
  Page H290
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page 
H199.
Senate Referrals: S. 60 was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
                                                              Page H321
Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes and two recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H216, 
H266-67, H267-68, H280-81, and H281. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10:00 a.m. and adjourned at 10:28 p.m.


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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings

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[Page D40]
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Committee Meetings
COMMITTEE ORGANIZATION
Committee on Armed Services: Met for organizational purposes.
COMMITTEE ORGANIZATION
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Met for organizational purposes.
TARP REFORM AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 2009
Committee on Rules: Granted, by a non-record vote, a rule providing for 
further consideration of H.R. 384, the TARP Reform and Accountability 
Act of 2009, under a structured rule. No further general debate shall 
be in order. The rule provides that the bill shall be considered as 
read. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the 
bill.
  The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in the report 
of the Committee on Rules. The amendments made in order may be offered 
only in the order printed in the Committee report, may be offered only 
by a Member designated in the Rules Committee report, shall be 
considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the 
Committee report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an 
opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject 
to a demand for a division of the question in the House or in the 
Committee of the Whole. All points of order against the amendments 
except for clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI are waived. The rule provides 
one motion to recommit with or without instructions. The rule provides 
a motion to proceed under section 115 of the Emergency Economic 
Stabilization Act if offered by the Majority Leader or his designee 
which may be offered not later than the legislative day of January 22, 
2009. Testimony was heard from Representatives Speier, Jackson-Lee 
(TX), Kaptur, Corrine Brown (FL), Hinchey, Kennedy, Welch, Neugebauer, 
Gohmert, Dent, and Bilirakis.
SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMY
Committee on Small Business: Met with non-governmental persons to 
discuss the State of the Small Business Economy and Identifying 
Policies to Promote an Economic Recovery.
COMMITTEE ORGANIZATION
Committee on Ways and Means: Met for organizational purposes.

Joint Meetings
  No joint committee meetings were held.


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2009-01-15

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                    COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

                            JANUARY 15, 2009

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine the 
nominations of William J. Lynn III, to be Deputy Secretary, Robert 
F. Hale, to be Under Secretary (Comptroller) and Chief Financial 
Officer, Michele Flournoy, to be Under Secretary for Policy, and Jeh 
Charles Johnson, to be General Counsel, all of the Department of 
Defense, 9:30 a.m., SD-106.
  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to hold hearings 
to examine the nominations of Mary Schapiro, of New York, to be 
Chairman of the Securities

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and Exchange Commission, Christina Romer, of California, to be Chair 
of the Council of Economic Advisors, Austan Goolsbee, of Illinois, 
and Cecilia Rouse, of New Jersey, each to be a Member of the Council 
of Economic Advisors, and Daniel Tarullo, of Maryland, to be a 
Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 10 
a.m., SD-538.
  Committee on the Budget: to hold hearings to examine the debt 
outlook and its implications for policy, 10 a.m., SD-608.
  Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: to hold hearings to 
examine the nomination of Ken Salazar, to be Secretary of the 
Interior, 9:30 a.m., SD-G50.
  Committee on Finance: organizational business meeting to consider 
committee's rules of procedure for the 111th Congress, and an 
original bill to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance 
Program, 11:15 a.m., SD-215.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: business meeting to consider the 
nomination of Hillary R. Clinton, to be Secretary of State; to be 
followed by a hearing to examine the nomination of Susan E. Rice, to 
be Representative to the United Nations, with the rank and status of 
Ambassador, and the Representative in the Security Council of the 
United Nations, and to be Representative to the Sessions of the 
General Assembly of the United Nations during her tenure of service 
as Representative to the United Nations, 9:30 a.m., SH-216.
  Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: to hold 
hearings to examine investing in health information technology (IT), 
focusing on stimulus for a healthier America, 10 a.m., SD-430.
  Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: to hold 
hearings to examine the nomination of Janet A. Napolitano, to be 
Secretary of Homeland Security, 10 a.m., SD-342.
  Committee on Indian Affairs: to hold hearings to examine job 
creation and economic stimulus in Indian country, 2:30 p.m., SD-628.
  Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine the 
nomination of Eric H. Holder, to be Attorney General of the United 
States, 9:30 a.m., SR-325.


                                 House

  Committee on Energy and Commerce, hearing entitled ``The U.S. 
Climate Action Partnership,'' 9 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to meet for 
organizational purposes, 11 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, to 
meet for organizational purposes, 1:55 p.m., followed by a hearing 
on ``Reinvigorating the Economy through Stimulus Legislation: 
Opportunities for All,'' 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.


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Daily Digest/Next Meeting of the SENATE + Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES + Other End Matter

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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                     10 a.m., Thursday, January 15

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Thursday: After the transaction of any morning business 
(not to extend beyond 12 noon), Senate will continue consideration of 
S. 22, Lands Bill, consider certain amendments and after a period of 
debate, vote on the bill thereon at 12 p.m.; to be followed by a vote 
on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to 
consideration of S. 181, Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                     10 a.m., Thursday, January 15

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Thursday: Complete consideration of H.R. 384--TARP Reform 
and Accountability Act of 2009.
    
    
    
    
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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Ackerman, Gary L., N.Y., E90
Baca, Joe, Calif., E91
Barrett, J. Gresham, S.C., E90
Brown, Henry E., Jr., S.C., E83
Davis, Susan A., Calif., E84
Garrett, Scott, N.J., E91
Green, Gene, Tex., E85
Herseth Sandlin, Stephanie, S.D., E86
Honda, Michael M., Calif., E89
Kagen, Steve, Wisc., E83, E89
Larson, John B., Conn., E82
Lynch, Stephen F., Mass., E90
McCollum, Betty, Minn., E89
McGovern, James P., Mass., E87
Mack, Connie, Fla., E84
Mitchell, Harry E., Ariz., E86
Myrick, Sue Wilkins, N.C., E83
Paul, Ron, Tex., E88
Price, David E., N.C., E90
Radanovich, George, Calif., E82, E85, E89
Rahall, Nick J., II, W.Va., E82
Rangel, Charles B., N.Y., E86
Reyes, Silvestre, Tex., E85
Schakowsky, Janice D., Ill., E85
Sessions, Pete, Tex., E81, E84, E84, E86, E88, E89
Slaughter, Louise McIntosh, N.Y., E86
Tauscher, Ellen O., Calif., E90
Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E81
Young, C.W. Bill, Fla., E81 


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