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Daily Digest/Senate

[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1496-D1497]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]



                                          Friday, December 18, 2009

[[Page D1496]]

                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S13409-S13469
Measures Introduced: Twelve bills and three resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 2906-2917, S.J. Res. 24, and S. Res. 380-
381.
  Page S13458
Measures Reported:
  S. 510, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with 
respect to the safety of the food supply, with an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute.
  S. 1739, to promote freedom of the press around the world, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Page S13458
Measures Passed:
  Expand Veteran Eligibility for Reimbursement: Committee on Veterans' 
Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1377, to 
amend title 38, United States Code, to expand veteran eligibility for 
reimbursement by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for emergency 
treatment furnished in a non-Department facility, and the bill was then 
passed, clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages S13468-69
  Recognizing the Cooperative Efforts of Individuals and Hunger Relief 
Organizations: Senate agreed to S. Res. 374, recognizing the 
cooperative efforts of hunters, sportsmen's associations, meat 
processors, hunger relief organizations, and State wildlife, health, 
and food safety agencies to establish programs that provide game meat 
to feed the hungry.
  Page S13469
  Expressing Sympathy for Civilians Killed in the Southern Philippines 
on November 23, 2009: Committee on Foreign Relations was discharged 
from further consideration of H. Con. Res. 218, expressing sympathy for 
the 57 civilians who were killed in the southern Philippines on 
November 23, 2009, and the resolution was then agreed to.
  Page S13469
Measures Considered:
Department of Defense Appropriations Act--Agreement: Senate continued 
consideration of the motion to concur in the amendment of the House of 
Representatives to the amendment of the Senate to H.R. 3326, making 
appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2010, taking action on the following motions and 
amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S13409-55
Pending:
  Senator Reid entered a motion to concur in the amendment of the House 
to the amendment of the Senate to the bill.
Page S13409
  Senator Reid entered a motion to concur in the amendment of the 
House to the amendment of the Senate with Amendment No. 3248 (to the 
House Amendment to the Senate Amendment), to change the enactment 
date.
                              Page S13410
  Reid Amendment No. 3252 (to Reid Amendment No. 3248), to change the 
enactment date.
Page S13410
  A unanimous-consent-time-agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the motion to concur in the amendment of the House of 
Representatives to the amendment of the Senate to the bill at 
approximately 6:45 a.m., on Saturday, December 19, 2009; with the time 
until 7:20 a.m. equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders, 
or their designees, with the final 10 minutes reserved for the two 
Leaders, with the Majority Leader controlling the final 5 minutes; 
provided further, that the time during the adjournment and any period 
of morning business count post-cloture.
Page S13469
Messages from the House:
  Page S13456
Measures Placed on the Calendar:
  Page S13456


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

  
  On page D1496, December 18, 2009 the following language appears: 
Measures Placed on the Calendar: Page S13456 Measures Read the 
First Time: Page S13456 Executive Communications: Pages S13456-58
  
  The online Record has been corrected to read: Measures Placed on 
the Calendar: Page S13456 Executive Communications: Pages S13456-
58


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

Executive Communications:
  Pages S13456-58
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S13458-59
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S13459-64
Amendments Submitted:
  Page S13464

[[Page D1497]]

Adjournment: Senate convened at 11 a.m. and adjourned at 6:52 p.m., 
until 6:45 a.m. on Saturday, December 19, 2009. (For Senate's program, 
see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
S13469.)


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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings

[Daily Digest]
[Page D1497]
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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
  No committee meetings were held.


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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

[Daily Digest]
[Page D1497]
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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
  The House was not in session today. The House is scheduled to meet at 
noon on Saturday, December 19, 2009 unless it sooner has received a 
message from the Senate transmitting its concurrence in H. Con. Res. 
223, in which case the House shall stand adjourned pursuant to that 
concurrent resolution.


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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings

[Daily Digest]
[Page D1497]
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Committee Meetings
  No committee meetings were held.

Joint Meetings
  No joint committee meetings were held.


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Daily Digest/NEW PUBLIC LAWS

[Daily Digest]
[Page D1497]
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                            NEW PUBLIC LAWS

      (For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D1482)
  H.R. 4217, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the 
funding and expenditure authority of the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, 
to amend title 49, United States Code, to extend authorizations for the 
airport improvement program. Signed on December 16, 2009. (Public Law 
111-116)


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2009-12-19

[Daily Digest]
[Page D1497]
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                    COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR SATURDAY,

                           DECEMBER 19, 2009

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  No meetings/hearings scheduled.


                                 House

  No committee meetings are scheduled.


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Daily Digest/CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

[Daily Digest]
[Page D1497]
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                      CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

             Week of December 21 through December 26, 2009

                             Senate Chamber

  Senate will resume consideration of H.R. 3590, Service Members Home 
Ownership Tax 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 the Judiciary: December 24, business meeting to 
consider S. 714, to establish the National Criminal Justice 
Commission, S. 1624, to amend title 11 of the United States Code, to 
provide protection for medical debt homeowners, to restore 
bankruptcy protections for individuals experiencing economic 
distress as caregivers to ill, injured, or disabled family members, 
and to exempt from means testing debtors whose financial problems 
were caused by serious medical problems, S. 1765, to amend the Hate 
Crime Statistics Act to include crimes against the homeless, S. 
1554, to amend the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act 
of 1974 to prevent later delinquency and improve the health and 
well-being of maltreated infants and toddlers through the 
development of local Court Teams for Maltreated Infants and Toddlers 
and the creation of a National Court Teams Resource Center to assist 
such Court Teams, S. 1789, to restore fairness to Federal cocaine 
sentencing, H.R. 1741, to require the Attorney General to make 
competitive grants to eligible State, tribal, and local governments 
to establish and maintain certain protection and witness assistance 
programs, and the nomination of O. Rogeriee Thompson, of Rhode 
Island, to be United States Circuit Judge for the First Circuit, 10 
a.m., SD-226.


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

[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1497-D1498]
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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                    6:45 a.m., Saturday, December 19

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Saturday: Senate will continue consideration of the motion 
to concur in the amendment of the House of Representatives to the 
amendment of the Senate to H.R. 3326, Department of Defense 
Appropriations Act, with a series of multiple votes beginning at 
approximately 7:20 a.m.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                     12 p.m., Saturday, December 19

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Saturday: To be announced.


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