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                                             Thursday, May 27, 2010

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HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate passed H.R. 4899, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations 
      Act, as amended.
      Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 282, Adjournment Resolution.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S4473-S4562
Measures Introduced: Twenty-one bills and six resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 3432-3452, S. Res. 541-545, and S. Con. Res. 
64.
  Pages S4528-29
Measures Reported:
  H.R. 553, to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop a 
strategy to prevent the over-classification of homeland security and 
other information and to promote the sharing of unclassified homeland 
security and other information, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute. (S. Rept. No. 111-200)
  H.R. 4506, to authorize the appointment of additional bankruptcy 
judges.
Pages S4527-28
Measures Passed:
  Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act: By 67 yeas to 28 nays 
(Vote No. 176), Senate passed H.R. 4899, making emergency supplemental 
appropriations for disaster relief and summer jobs for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2010, after agreeing to the committee amendment in 
the nature of a substitute, an amendment to the title, and taking 
action on the following amendments proposed thereto: 
                                                      Pages S4474-S4507
Adopted:
  By 60 yeas to 37 nays (Vote No. 173), Collins Amendment No. 4253, to 
prohibit the imposition of fines and liability under certain final 
rules of the Environmental Protection Agency. 
                                        Pages S4475, S4491-96, S4501-02
  By 60 yeas to 35 nays (Vote No. 174), Inouye Amendment No. 4299, to 
allow unobligated balances in the Construction, Major Projects account 
to be utilized for major medical facility projects of the Department of 
Veterans Affairs otherwise authorized by law.
Pages S4502-03
  Inouye (for Reid) Amendment No. 4178, to facilitate a transmission 
line project.
Page S4503
  Inouye (for Levin) Amendment No. 4205, to make a technical 
correction.
Pages S4503-04
  Inouye (for McCain) Amendment No. 4217, to provide for the submittal 
of the charter and reports on the High-Value Detainee Interrogation 
Group to additional committees of Congress.
Page S4504
  Inouye (for Webb) Amendment No. 4222, to limit the use of funds for 
the Department of Veterans Affairs for the presumption of service-
connection between exposure of veterans to Agent Orange during service 
in Vietnam and certain additional diseases until the period for 
disapproval by Congress of the regulation establishing such presumption 
has expired.
Page S4504
  Inouye (for Wicker) Amendment No. 4224, to make a technical 
correction related to Amtrak security in the Consolidated 
Appropriations Act, 2010.
Page S4504
  Inouye (for Leahy) Amendment No. 4245, to add a provision relating to 
commitments of resources by foreign governments.
Page S4504
  Inouye (for Leahy) Amendment No. 4246, to strike a technical 
clarification.
Page S4504
  Inouye (for Leahy) Amendment No. 4249, to modify a condition on the 
availability for funds to support the work of the Independent Electoral 
Commission and the Electoral Complaints Commission in Afghanistan. 
                                                             Page S4504
  Inouye (for Lugar) Amendment No. 4260, to clarify that non-military 
projects in the former Soviet Union for which funding is authorized by 
this Act for the purpose of engaging scientists and engineers shall be 
executed through existing science and technology centers.
Page S4504

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  Inouye (for Sanders) Amendment No. 4280, to require the Administrator 
of General Services to make publicly available the contractor integrity 
and performance database established under the Clean Contracting Act of 
2008.
Page S4504
  Inouye (for Landrieu) Further Modified Amendment No. 4184, to require 
the Secretary of the Army to maximize the placement of dredged material 
available from maintenance dredging of existing navigation channels to 
mitigate the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil spill in the Gulf of 
Mexico at full Federal expense.
Pages S4475, S4503, S4504
  Inouye (for Bond/Coburn) Amendment No. 4259, to require assessments 
on the detainees at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. 
                                                             Page S4504
  Inouye (for Isakson/Chambliss) Amendment No. 4255, to make a 
technical correction.
Pages S4504-05
  Inouye (for Leahy) Amendment No. 4248, to authorize the Secretary of 
State to award task orders for police training in Afghanistan under 
current Department of State contracts for police training.
Page S4505
  Inouye (for Byrd) Amendment No. 4200, to make a technical correction.
                                                             Page S4505
  Inouye (for Landrieu) Modified Amendment No. 4213, to provide 
authority to the Secretary of the Interior to immediately fund projects 
under the Coastal Impact Assistance Program on an emergency basis. 
                                                      Pages S4474 S4505
  Inouye (for Merkley) Further Modified Amendment No. 4251, to provide 
funds for drought relief, with an offset.
Pages S4505, S4506
  Inouye (for Shelby/Vitter) Modified Amendment No. 4287, to provide 
fisheries disaster relief, conduct a study on ecosystem services, and 
conduct an enhanced stock assessment for Gulf of Mexico fisheries 
impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil discharge.
Pages S4505-06
  Rejected:
  By 18 yeas to 80 nays (Vote No. 168), Feingold Amendment No. 4204, to 
require a plan for safe, orderly, and expeditious redeployment of the 
United States Armed Forces from Afghanistan.
Pages S4474, S4481-82
  Coburn/McCain Modified Amendment No. 4231, to pay for the costs of 
supplemental spending by reducing waste, inefficiency, and unnecessary 
spending within the Federal Government. (By 53 yeas to 45 nays (Vote 
No. 169), Senate tabled the amendment.)
Pages S4475, S4482-83
  Coburn/McCain Amendment No. 4232, to pay for the costs of 
supplemental spending by reducing Congress' own budget and disposing of 
unneeded Federal property and uncommitted Federal funds. (By 50 yeas to 
47 nays (Vote No. 170), Senate tabled the amendment.) 
                                                     Pages S4475, S4483
  By 37 yeas to 58 nays (Vote No. 175), Burr Amendment No. 4273, to 
strike section 901, relating to the transfer of amounts to the Filipino 
Veterans Equity Compensation Fund.
Pages S4502-03
Withdrawn:
  McCain Amendment No. 4214, to provide for the National Guard support 
to secure the southern land border of the United States. 
                                                  Pages S4474, S4475-79
  Kyl/McCain Modified Amendment No. 4228 (to Amendment No. 4202), to 
appropriate $200,000,000 to increase resources for the Department of 
Justice and the Judiciary to address illegal crossings of the Southwest 
border, with an offset.
Pages S4475, S4479-81
  Cornyn/Kyl Further Modified Amendment No. 4202, to make 
appropriations to improve border security, with an offset from 
unobligated appropriations under division A of Public Law 111-5. 
                                                     Pages S4474, S4479
  Isakson/Chambliss Amendment No. 4221, to include the 2009 flooding in 
the Atlanta area as a disaster for which certain disaster relief is 
available.
Pages S4475, S4494
  Reid Amendment No. 4174, to provide collective bargaining rights for 
public safety officers employed by States or their political 
subdivisions.
Page S4474
  Sessions/McCaskill Amendment No. 4173, to establish 3-year 
discretionary spending caps.
Pages S4474, S4496-97
  Wyden/Grassley Amendment No. 4183, to establish as a standing order 
of the Senate that a Senator publicly disclose a notice of intent to 
objecting to any measure or matter.
Page S4474
  Lautenberg Modified Amendment No. 4175, to provide that parties 
responsible for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico 
shall reimburse the general fund of the Treasury for costs incurred in 
responding to that oil spill.
Page S4475
  Cardin Amendment No. 4191, to prohibit the use of funds for leasing 
activities in certain areas of the outer Continental Shelf. 
                                                             Page S4475
  Landrieu/Cochran Amendment No. 4179, to allow the Administrator of 
the Small Business Administration to create or save jobs by providing 
interest relief on certain outstanding disaster loans relating to 
damage caused by the 2005 Gulf Coast hurricanes or the 2008 Gulf Coast 
hurricanes.
Page S4475
  Landrieu Amendment No. 4180, to defer payments of principal and 
interest on disaster loans relating to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
                                                             Page S4475
  Landrieu Amendment No. 4182, to require the Secretary of the Army to 
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construction of authorized restoration projects in the Louisiana 
coastal area ecosystem restoration program.
Page S4475
  Landrieu Amendment No. 4234, to establish a program, and to make 
available funds, to provide technical assistance grants for use by 
organizations in assisting individuals and businesses affected by the 
Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Page S4475
  Ensign/Reid Amendment No. 4229, to prohibit the transfer of C-130 
aircraft from the National Guard to a unit of the Air Force in another 
State.
Page S4475
  Ensign/Reid Modified Amendment No. 4230, to establish limitations on 
the transfer of C-130H aircraft from the National Guard to a unit of 
the Air Force in another State.
Page S4475
  Menendez Amendment No. 4289 (to Amendment No. 4174), to require oil 
polluters to pay the full cost of oil spills.
Page S4475
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate took the following 
actions:
  By 51 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. 165), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive pursuant to section 302(f) of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974, with respect to McCain Amendment No. 
4214, to provide for the National Guard support to secure the southern 
land border of the United States. Subsequently, the point of order that 
the amendment was in violation of section 302(f) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974, was sustained, and pursuant to the order of May 26, 
2010, the amendment was withdrawn.
Page S4479
  By 54 yeas to 44 nays (Vote No. 166), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive pursuant to section 403 of S. Con. Res. 
13, the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2010, with 
respect to Kyl/McCain Modified Amendment No. 4228 (to Amendment No. 
4202), to appropriate $200,000,000 to increase resources for the 
Department of Justice and the Judiciary to address illegal crossings of 
the Southwest border, with an offset. Subsequently, the point of order 
that the amendment was in violation of section 403 of S. Con. Res. 13, 
the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2010, was 
sustained, and pursuant to the order of May 26, 2010, the amendment was 
withdrawn.
Page S4479
  By 54 yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. 167), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive pursuant to section 403 of S. Con. Res. 
13, the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2010, with 
respect to Cornyn/Kyl Further Modified Amendment No. 4202, to make 
appropriations to improve border security, with an offset from 
unobligated appropriations under division A of Public Law 111-5. 
Subsequently, the point of order that the amendment was in violation of 
section 403 of S. Con. Res. 13, the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget 
for Fiscal Year 2010, was sustained, and pursuant to the order of May 
26, 2010, the amendment was withdrawn.
Pages S4480-81
  By 69 yeas to 29 nays (Vote No. 171), 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 committee-reported 
substitute amendment.
Page S4483
  By 45 yeas to 52 nays (Vote No. 172), two-thirds of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to suspend Rule XXII for purpose of offering DeMint 
Amendment No. 4177.
Page S4501
  Subsequently, the motion to invoke cloture on the bill was withdrawn.
                                                             Page S4501
  Senate insisted on its amendments, requested a conference with the 
House thereon, and the Chair was authorized to appoint the following 
conferees on the part of the Senate: Senators Inouye, Byrd, Leahy, 
Harkin, Mikulski, Kohl, Murray, Dorgan, Feinstein, Durbin, Johnson, 
Landrieu, Reed, Lautenberg, Nelson (NE), Pryor, Tester, Specter, 
Cochran, Bond, McConnell, Shelby, Gregg, Bennett, Hutchison, Brownback, 
Alexander, Collins, Voinovich, and Murkowski.
Page S4507
  Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Act: Senate passed 
H.R. 5330, to amend the Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and 
Reform Act of 2004 to extend the operation of such Act, clearing the 
measure for the President.
  Pages S4559-60
  American Eagle Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 542, designating June 
20, 2010, as ``American Eagle Day'', and celebrating the recovery and 
restoration of the bald eagle, the national symbol of the United 
States.
  Pages S4560-61
  National Prader-Willi Syndrome Awareness Month: Senate agreed to S. 
Res. 543, expressing support for the designation of a National Prader-
Willi Syndrome Awareness Month to raise awareness of and promote 
research on the disorder.
  Page S4561
  United States Beef Products: Senate agreed to S. Res. 544, supporting 
increased market access for exports of United States beef and beef 
products.
  Pages S4561-62
  Authorize the Production of Records: Senate agreed to S. Res. 545, to 
authorize the production

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of records by the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the 
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
  Page S4560
  Adjournment Resolution: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 282, providing 
for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives and a 
conditional recess or adjournment of the Senate.
  Page S4562
  Authorizing Leadership to Make Appointments--Agreement: A unanimous-
consent agreement was reached providing that, notwithstanding the 
recess or adjournment of the Senate, the President of the Senate, the 
President Pro Tempore, and the Majority and Minority Leaders be 
authorized to make appointments to commissions, committees, boards, 
conferences, or interparliamentary conferences authorized by law, by 
concurrent action of the two Houses, or by order of the Senate. 
                                                             Page S4562
Message from the President: Senate received the following message from 
the President of the United States:
  Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report on the National Security 
Strategy of the United States of America; which was referred to the 
Committee on Armed Services. (PM-58)
Page S4525
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  J. Thomas Dougherty, of Wyoming, to be Ambassador to Burkina Faso.
  Eric D. Benjaminson, of Oregon, to be Ambassador to the Gabonese 
Republic, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation 
as Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe.
  Paul M. Tiao, of Maryland, to be Inspector General, Department of 
Labor.
  Robert Anacletus Underwood, of New Jersey, to be a Member of the 
Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences for a 
term expiring November 28, 2012.
  Anthony Bryk, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Directors 
of the National Board for Education Sciences for a term expiring 
November 28, 2011.
  Beverly L. Hall, of Georgia, to be a Member of the Board of Directors 
of the National Board for Education Sciences for a term expiring March 
15, 2012.
  Kris D. Gutierrez, of Colorado, to be a Member of the Board of 
Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences for a term 
expiring November 28, 2012.
  James E. Shadid, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for 
the Central District of Illinois.
  Max Oliver Cogburn, Jr., of North Carolina, to be United States 
District Judge for the Western District of North Carolina.
  William J. Ihlenfeld II, of West Virginia, to be United States 
Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia for the term of 
four years.
  John William Vaudreuil, of Wisconsin, to be United States Attorney 
for the Western District of Wisconsin for the term of four years.
  Neile L. Miller, of Maryland, to be Principal Deputy Administrator, 
National Nuclear Security Administration.
  Routine lists in the Marine Corps, and Navy.
Page S4562
Messages from the House:
  Page S4525
Executive Communications:
  Pages S4525-27
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S4528
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S4529-31
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S4531-56
Additional Statements:
  Pages S4524-25
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S4556-59
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S4559
Record Votes: Twelve record votes were taken today. (Total--176) 
                                        Pages S4479-83, S4501-03, S4507
Recess: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and recessed at 9:53 p.m., until 
10 a.m. on Friday, May 28, 2010. (For Senate's program, see the remarks 
of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S4562.)


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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Committee concluded 
a hearing to examine the nominations of Elisabeth Ann Hagen, of 
Virginia, to be Under Secretary for Food Safety, who was introduced by 
Senator Casey, and Catherine E. Woteki, of the District of Columbia, to 
be Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics, both of the 
Department of Agriculture, and Sara Louise Faivre-Davis, of Texas, 
Lowell Lee Junkins, of Iowa, and Myles J. Watts, of Montana, all to be 
a Member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage 
Corporation, Farm Credit Administration, after the nominees testified 
and answered questions in their own behalf.

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AUTHORIZATION: NATIONAL DEFENSE
Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported an 
original bill entitled ``National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 
year 2011''; and
  The nominations of 182 pending military nominations in the Army, 
Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Finance: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
nomination of Sherry Glied, of New York, to be Assistant Secretary of 
Health and Human Services.
MULTIEMPLOYER PENSION PLANS
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee 
concluded a hearing to examine building a secure future for 
multiemployer pension plans, focusing on long-standing challenges that 
remain for multiemployer pension plans, after receiving testimony from 
Phyllis C. Borzi, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employee Benefits 
Security Administration; Charles A. Jeszeck, Acting Director, 
Education, Workforce, and Income Security Issues, Government 
Accountability Office; Thomas C. Nyhan, Central States Southeast and 
Southwest Areas Pension Fund, Rosemont, Illinois; Randy G. DeFrehn, 
National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans (NCCMP), 
Washington, D.C.; John R. McGowan, Saint Louis University John Cook 
School of Business, St. Louis, Missouri; and Norman P. Stein, 
University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, on behalf of the 
Pension Rights Center.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
following business items:
  H.R.4506, to authorize the appointment of additional bankruptcy 
judges; and
  The nominations of John A. Gibney, Jr., to be United States District 
Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Stephanie A. Finley, to 
be United States Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana, Laura 
E. Duffy, to be United States Attorney for the Southern District of 
California, Scott Jerome Parker, to be United States Marshal for the 
Eastern District of North Carolina, Darryl Keith McPherson, to be 
United States Marshal for the Northern District of Illinois, and Gervin 
Kazumi Miyamoto, to be United States Marshal for the District of 
Hawaii, all of the Department of Justice, and Daniel J. Becker, of 
Utah, James R. Hannah, of Arkansas, Gayle A. Nachtigal, of Oregon, John 
B. Nalbandian, of Kentucky, Marsha J. Rabiteau, of Connecticut, and 
Hern n D. Vera, of California, all to be a Member of the Board of 
Directors of the State Justice Institute.
UNITED/CONTINENTAL AIRLINES MERGER
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition 
Policy and Consumer Rights concluded a hearing to examine the United/
Continental Airlines merger, focusing on how consumers will fare, after 
receiving testimony from Glenn F. Tilton, UAL Corp, Chicago, Illinois; 
Jeffery Smisek, Continental Airlines, Inc., and Darren Bush, University 
of Houston Law Center, on behalf of the American Antitrust Institute, 
both of Houston, Texas; and William J. McGee, Consumers Union, New 
York, New York.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship: Committee ordered 
favorably reported the nomination of Marie Collins Johns, of the 
District of Columbia, to be Deputy Administrator of the Small Business 
Administration.
DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship: Committee resumed 
hearings to examine the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on 
small businesses, after receiving testimony from James Rivera, 
Associate Administrator, Disaster Assistance, Small Business 
Administration; Rear Admiral Paul Zukunft, Assistant Commandant, 
Maritime Safety, Security and Stewardship, United States Coast Guard, 
Department of Homeland Security; Darryl Willis, BP America, Houston, 
Texas; Mike Voisin, Motivatit Seafoods Inc., Houma, Louisiana; and 
Carmen Sunda, Louisiana Small Business Development Center, Metairie.
INTELLIGENCE
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee held closed hearings on 
intelligence matters, receiving testimony from officials of the 
intelligence community.
  Committee recessed subject to the call.


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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 32 public bills, H.R. 5421-
5452; and 11 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 282-283; and H. Res. 1405-1413 
were introduced.
  Pages H4021-23, H4082-84
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H4023-24, H4084-85
Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows:
  H.R. 5297, to create the Small Business Lending Fund Program to 
direct the Secretary of the Treasury to make capital investments in 
eligible institutions in order to increase the availability of credit 
for small businesses, with an amendment (H. Rept. 111-499). 
                                                     Pages H4021, H4082
Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Reverend Dr. 
Carl White, Highland Baptist Church, Meridian, MS.
  Page H3873
Adjournment Resolution: The House agreed to H. Con. Res. 282, providing 
for an adjournment or recess of the two Houses, by a yea-and-nay vote 
of 230 yeas to 187 nays, Roll No. 306.
  Pages H3885-86
Suspensions--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules 
and agree to the following measures which were debated on Tuesday, May 
25th:
  Honoring the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette University: 
H. Res. 1161, to honor the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette 
University, the first Catholic university in the world to offer co-
education as part of its regular undergraduate program, by a \2/3\ 
recorded vote of 380 ayes with none voting ``no'' and 36 voting 
``present'', Roll No. 308 and
  Pages H3887-88
  Honoring the University of Georgia Graduate School on the occasion of 
its centennial: H. Res. 1372, to honor the University of Georgia 
Graduate School on the occasion of its centennial, by a \2/3\ recorded 
vote of 412 ayes with none voting ``no'' and 1 voting ``present'', Roll 
No. 309.
  Pages H3888-89
  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011: The House 
began consideration of H.R. 5136, to authorize appropriations for 
fiscal year 2011 for military activities of the Department of Defense 
and to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year. 
Consideration is expected to resume tomorrow, May 28th. 
                              Pages H3876-85, H3887, H3889-H4019, H4025
  Pursuant to the rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute 
recommended by the Committee on Armed Services now printed in the bill 
shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment 
under the five-minute rule.
Page H3900
Agreed to:
  Bartlett amendment (No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 111-498) that prohibits 
funds authorized to be appropriated in section 101(5) for other 
procurement, Army, from being obligated or expended by the Secretary of 
the Army for line-haul tractors unless the source selection is made 
based on a full and open competition;
Page H3986
  Smith (WA) amendment (No. 3 printed in H. Rept. 111-498) that ensures 
that the spouse, children and parents of a deployed or deploying member 
of the Armed Forces, who are not covered under the Family Medical Leave 
Act, have the ability to take at least two weeks of unpaid leave from 
their job in order to address issues that arise over the course of a 
deployment cycle;
Pages H3986-88
  Skelton en bloc amendment No. 1 consisting of the following 
amendments printed in H. Rept. 111-498: Giffords amendment (No. 9) that 
authorizes the Secretary of Defense to share with the Department of 
Homeland Security and the Department of Justice any data gathered 
during training exercises; Nye amendment (No. 10) that requires the 
Department of Defense to report to the House Armed Services Committee 
and the Small Business Committee on their plans to support the Regional 
Advanced Technology Clusters; Sessions amendment (No. 16) that 
establishes a 5-year ``pay-for-performance'' pilot program for the 
treatment of traumatic brain injuries; Jackson Lee (TX) amendment (No. 
24) that requires the Secretary of Defense shall provide, by December 
1, 2010, a report to the Congressional Black Caucus that includes a 
list of minority-owned, women-owned and disadvantaged-owned businesses 
over the past 10 years who have received contracts resulting from 
authorized funding to the Department; Watson amendment (No. 36) that 
inserts language based on H.R. 4900 and H.R. 5247, that contain the 
following provisions: (1) the establishment of a new National Office 
for Cyberspace; (2) management and oversight reforms for agency 
information security programs; (3) security related acquisition 
requirements for federal information technology investments; (4) the 
establishment of a federal Chief Technology Officer; and (5) make the 
Director of the National Office for Cyberspace a member of the National 
Security Council and grant the office additional government-wide 
coordinating responsibilities; McMahon amendment (No. 63) that 
expresses a Sense of Congress to encourage the Secretary of the Navy to 
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Medal of Honor recipient and Navy chaplain, Father Vincent Capodanno; 
and Tonko amendment (No. 70) that expresses a Sense of Congress 
encouraging the development of next generation semiconductor 
technologies;
Pages H3990-H4001
  Skelton en bloc amendment No. 2 consisting of the following 
amendments printed in H. Rept. 111-498: Burton (IN) amendment (No. 20) 
that expresses the Sense of Congress that the President, as Commander-
in-Chief, should treat all military personnel and military families 
equally and overturn the policy that prohibits sending a presidential 
letter of condolence to the family of a member of the Armed Forces who 
has died by suicide; Holden amendment (No. 22) that makes any person 
who served in combat as a pilot or crew member of a Medevac unit 
beginning June 25, 1950, eligible for the Combat Medevac Badge; Pomeroy 
amendment (No. 23) that authorizes the continuation of the Joint Family 
Support Assistance Program; Latham amendment (No. 26) that expresses 
the Sense of Congress that an erroneous interpretation of recent 
changes to age and service requirements for reserve retirement pay 
should be corrected; Kennedy amendment (No. 27) that adds neurology to 
the list of selected residency programs at military medical treatment 
facilities subject to a program review; and Tim Murphy (PA) amendment 
(No. 45) that directs the Surgeons General of the Army, Navy, and Air 
Force to submit a report to Congress on whether additional behavioral 
health professionals are needed to treat members of the Armed Forces 
for PTSD/TBI, and offer recommendations for ways to provide incentives 
for health care professionals to join active and reserve components; 
                                                         Pages H4003-08
  Skelton manager's amendment (No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 111-498) that 
corrects a variety of technical errors in the bill (by a recorded vote 
of 421 ayes with none voting ``no'', Roll No. 310); 
                                               Pages H3984-86, H4013-14
  Marshall amendment (No. 4 printed in H. Rept. 111-498) that expresses 
the sense of Congress that the Chief of the National Guard Bureau 
should issue fire-resistant utility ensembles to National Guard 
personnel who are engaged, or likely to become engaged, in defense 
support to civil authority missions that routinely involve serious fire 
hazards, such as wildfire recovery efforts (by a recorded vote of 423 
ayes with none voting ``no'', Roll No. 311);
Pages H3988-90, H4013-14
  McGovern amendment (No. 13 printed in H. Rept. 111-498) that includes 
a Sense of Congress stating that hunger and obesity are impairing 
military recruitment and must be properly addressed (by a recorded vote 
of 341 ayes to 85 noes, Roll No. 312);
Pages H4001-03, H4014-15
  Andrews en bloc amendment No. 3 consisting of the following 
amendments printed in H. Rept. 111-498: Pascrell amendment (No. 29) 
that requires that the same cognitive screening tool be used pre-
deployment and post-deployment until a new, comprehensive policy for 
screening our soldiers to detect cognitive injuries is implemented; 
Harman amendment (No. 34) that calls for expedited and priority 
consideration of an application for permanent change of base or unit 
transfer for victims of sexual assault to reduce the possibility of 
retaliation against the victim; Brown-Waite amendment (No. 40) that 
expands the eligibility for the Army Combat Action Badge to those 
soldiers who served during the dates ranging from December 7, 1941, to 
September 18, 2001; Space amendment (No. 46) that requires the 
Secretary of the VA to send an electronic copy of service members' 
separation paperwork to the States; Walz amendment (No. 48) that 
revises the language of the Alternative Career Track Pilot Program 
slightly to ensure officers are not penalized with regards to promotion 
for participating in the pilot program; Carson amendment (No. 52) that 
amends the Department of Defense pre-separation counseling program to 
provide discharging service members and their spouses with financial 
and job placement counseling; and Hare amendment (No. 54) that directs 
the Secretary of the Army to deliver a report to Congress that provides 
a detailed explanation of the Army's Heirloom Chest policy, the Army's 
plans to continue the Heirloom Chest program, and a cost estimate for 
the procurement to expand the number of Heirloom Chests to additional 
family members;
Pages H4015-19
  Skelton en bloc amendment No. 4 consisting of the following 
amendments printed in H. Rept. 111-498: Owens amendment (No. 12) that 
provides Congress enhanced and updated budget and quantity information 
on proposed equipment purchases; Polis amendment (No. 17) that 
clarifies that federal agencies can procure commercially available 
fuels that have less than a majority proportion of alternative fuels 
with greater life cycle emissions than traditional petroleum fuels; 
Dingell amendment (No. 18), as modified, that requires the Secretary of 
Defense to provide the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry 
with information pertaining to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune's 
historic drinking water contamination no later than 90 days after 
enactment; Jackson Lee (TX) amendment (No. 25) that makes available 
post-traumatic stress counseling for civilians affected by the Fort 
Hood shooting, and shootings at other domestic military bases; 
Etheridge amendment (No. 28) that clarifies that the Department of 
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existing grant-making authority for community adjustment and economic 
diversification to assist communities affected by the 2005 Base 
Realignment and Closure Process includes development assistance; Putnam 
amendment (No. 35) that expresses a sense of Congress in support of 
recreational hunting and fishing on military installations; Chandler 
amendment (No. 37) that strikes section 2412(c), which would prohibit 
funds from being allocated to the Blue Grass Army Depot Chemical 
Demilitarization program as it is currently contracted; and Richardson 
amendment (No. 44) that requires Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) to 
update the PORT LOOK 2008 Strategic Seaports study;
Pages H4026-31
  Andrews en bloc amendment No. 5 consisting of the following 
amendments printed in H. Rept. 111-498: Bordallo amendment (No. 5) that 
incorporates the text of H.R. 44, the Guam World War II Loyalty 
Recognition Act, into the bill as Title XVII; Coffman amendment (No. 6) 
that requires the Department of Defense to formulate and submit a plan 
to establish a domestic source of neodymium iron boron magnets for use 
in the defense supply chain; Shea-Porter amendment (No. 7) that 
requires the President to commission a study to assess the need for and 
implications of a common alignment of world regions in the internal 
organization of departments and agencies of the Federal government with 
international responsibilities; Kratovil amendment (No. 11) that 
clarifies that no funds authorized to be appropriated in this Act or 
otherwise made available to the Department of Defense shall be used in 
violation of section 1040 of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
Fiscal Year 2010; McGovern amendment (No. 14) that requires the 
President to certify that the Afghanistan Independent Election 
Commission and the Afghan Electoral Complaints Commission have the 
professional capacity, legal authority and independence to carry out 
and oversee free, fair and honest elections, absent the fraud that 
characterized the 2009 presidential elections, before funds are made 
available to support the holding of elections in Afghanistan; Conyers 
amendment (No. 19) that requires the Secretary of Defense, in 
coordination with the Secretary of State, to issue a report evaluating 
naval security in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz; Lee (CA) 
amendment (No. 31) that expresses the Sense of Congress that there is 
potential for additional and significant cost savings through further 
reductions by the Secretary of Defense in waste, fraud, and abuse and 
that the Secretary should make implementation of remaining Government 
Accountability Office recommendations an utmost priority of the 
Department of Defense; and Schakowsky amendment (No. 33) that requires 
the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction to report 
on existing oversight of contractors in Afghanistan, as well as to make 
recommendations for increasing oversight, decreasing reliance on 
contractors responsible for civilian deaths, and preventing contractors 
responsible for waste, fraud, and abuse from getting future contracts; 
                                                         Pages H4038-43
  Andrews en bloc amendment No. 6 consisting of the following 
amendments printed in H. Rept. 111-498: Lipinski amendment (No. 39) 
that requires the Department of Defense to solicit bids from domestic 
suppliers when procuring articles, materials, or supplies for use 
outside of the United States; Braley amendment (No. 41) that requires 
the Secretary of Defense, with contributions from the Secretary of 
State and Secretary of Veterans Affairs, to submit a report on the 
long-term costs of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring 
Freedom; Murphy (CT) amendment (No. 43) that requires the Department of 
Defense to include in its yearly assessment of waivers granted under 
the Buy American Act to include in that report an analysis of the 
domestic capacity to supply the articles, materials or supplies 
procured from overseas and an analysis of the reasons for the yearly 
increase or decrease in Buy American waivers granted; Broun amendment 
(No. 50), as modified, that expresses the sense of Congress strongly 
encouraging the President to order the flag of the United States flown 
on military outposts of the United States in the Republic of Haiti; 
Edwards (MD) amendment (No. 51) that directs the Department of Defense 
to include the impact on domestic jobs in their periodic assessments of 
defense capability; and Price (NC) amendment (No. 57) that extends 
certain provisions of the Fiscal Year 2008 National Defense 
Authorization Act pertaining to private security contractors in Iraq 
and Afghanistan to additional overseas areas with a significant 
contractor presence;
Pages H4043-48
  McMahon amendment (No. 62 printed in H. Rept. 111-498) that expresses 
a Sense of Congress concerning the implementation of the 
Congressionally-mandated recommendations of the Institute of Medicine 
study;
Page H4048
  Skelton en bloc amendment No. 7 consisting of the following 
amendments printed in H. Rept. 111-498: Herseth Sandlin amendment (No. 
38) that requires reports to Congress on U.S. bomber modernization, 
sustainment and recapitalization efforts in support of the national 
defense strategy; Childers amendment (No. 49) that requires the 
Secretary of Defense to submit a report to Congress regarding the 
procurement and the feasibility of sustained low-level production of 
Mine Resistant Ambush Protective Vehicles; Foster amendment (No. 53) 
that directs the Secretary of Defense to commission an independent 
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of unmanned versus manned platforms, and the current ability of each 
branch of the military to defend against unmanned aerial vehicles; 
Lujan amendment (No. 60) that instructs the Administrator of the 
National Nuclear Security Administration to encourage technology 
transfer activities at its national security laboratories that will 
lead to enhanced private-sector employment opportunities; Hinchey 
amendment (No. 72) that requires the Department of Defense to apply the 
Buy American Act to the procurement of photovoltaic devices purchased 
through subcontracts; Hinchey amendment (No. 73) that requires armed 
private security contractors who are using U.S. citizens in Iraq or 
Afghanistan to hire those individuals as direct employees rather than 
independent contractors; and Connolly amendment (No. 75) that requires 
the Secretary of Defense to establish monitoring and evaluation 
mechanisms for its programs in the Horn of Africa;
Pages H4050-55
  Inslee amendment (No. 82 printed in H. Rept. 111-498) that requires 
the Department of Defense to take into consideration during the KC-X or 
any successor aerial tanker replacement program any unfair competitive 
advantage an offeror may possess, and to report any such unfair 
competitive advantage to Congressional defense committees within 60 
days of bid submissions (by a recorded vote of 410 ayes to 8 noes, Roll 
No. 313);
Pages H4011-13, H4060
  Gutierrez amendment (No. 21 printed in H. Rept. 111-498) that 
stipulates that, should the Secretary of Defense determine that BP or 
its subsidiaries performing any contract with the Department are no 
longer a ``responsible source,'' the Secretary shall consider debarring 
BP or its subsidiaries from contracting with the Department no later 
than 90 days after making such determination (by a recorded vote of 372 
ayes to 52 noes, Roll No. 314);
Pages H4031-32, H4060-61
  Eshoo amendment (No. 42 printed in H. Rept. 111-498) that requires 
the DNI to cooperate with GAO inquiries that are initiated by 
Committees (by a recorded vote of 218 ayes to 210 noes, Roll No. 315); 
                                               Pages H4032-35, H4061-62
  Patrick J. Murphy (PA) amendment (No. 79 printed in H. Rept. 111-498) 
that repeals ``Don't Ask Don't Tell'' only after: (1) receipt of the 
recommendations of the Pentagon's Comprehensive Review Working Group on 
how to implement a repeal of DADT (due December 1, 2010) and (2) a 
certification by the Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs 
and President that repeal is first, consistent with military readiness, 
military effectiveness, unit cohesion and recruiting, and second, that 
the DoD has prepared the necessary policies and regulations to 
implement its repeal (by a recorded vote of 234 ayes to 194 noes, Roll 
No. 317);
Pages H4055-60, H4062-63
  Sarbanes amendment (No. 47 printed in H. Rept. 111-498) that requires 
non-Defense agencies to establish contractor inventories and insourcing 
programs to mirror current law for the Department of Defense (by a 
recorded vote of 253 ayes to 172 noes, Roll No. 318); 
                                               Pages H4035-38, H4063-64
  Skelton en bloc amendment No. 8 consisting of the following 
amendments printed in H. Rept. 111-498: Dahlkemper amendment (No. 56) 
that allows the Secretary of Defense to make excess nonlethal supplies 
available for domestic emergency assistance purposes, in coordination 
with the Secretary of Homeland Security; Kirkpatrick amendment (No. 58) 
that eliminates gaps in existing law that have resulted in unauthorized 
and improper disposal of Department of Defense property; Kosmas 
amendment (No. 59) that requires DoD and NASA to conduct a study of the 
feasibility of joint usage of the NASA Shuttle Logistics Depot; 
Perriello amendment (No. 65) that ensures that Department of Defense in 
sourcing decisions are performance based by excluding from 
consideration the value of employer sponsored health plans and 
retirement benefits plans provided by both DoD and private government 
contractors; Titus amendment (No. 69) that provides the Secretary of 
Defense the flexibility to change the effective date of the Homeowners 
Assistance Program for members of the armed forces permanently 
reassigned during the mortgage crisis; Critz amendment (No. 71) that 
allows military claims offices to pay full replacement value, instead 
of fair market value, on claims that fall outside the current 
contractual arrangements for providing full replacement value for the 
household goods of service members and civilian employees moved at the 
expense of the Department of Defense; Connolly amendment (No. 76) that 
standardizes federal agency and OPM reporting requirements regarding 
federal internship programs; and Grayson amendment (No. 78) that 
requires cost or price be given at least equal importance in evaluating 
competitive proposals for procurement contracts with the United States 
Department of Defense; and
Pages H4064-67
  Teague amendment (No. 68 printed in H. Rept. 111-498) that provides 
health insurance to dependents of permanently and totally disabled 
veterans, as well as veterans who died from serviced connected 
disabilities, through the age of 26.
Pages H4067-68
Rejected:
  Pingree (ME) amendment (No. 80 printed in H. Rept. 111-498) that 
sought to strike funding for the Joint Strike Fighter's Alternate 
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a recorded vote of 193 ayes to 231 noes with 3 voting ``present'', Roll 
No. 316).
Pages H4008-11, H4062
Proceedings Postponed:
  Shea-Porter amendment (No. 81 printed in H. Rept. 111-498) that seeks 
to require a penalty for prime contractors that do not provide 
information to databases on contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and it 
adds a reporting requirement and
Page H4068
  Skelton en bloc amendment No. 9 consisting of the following 
amendments printed in H. Rept. 111-498: Courtney amendment (No. 8) that 
seeks to transfer the Troops to Teachers program from the Department of 
Education to the Department of Defense; Hastings (FL) amendment (No. 
15) that seeks to require the Department of Defense, in consultation 
with the Secretary of State, Attorney General, Secretary of Homeland 
Security, Administrator of the United States Agency for International 
Development, and heads of other appropriate Federal agencies to produce 
a needs assessment of U.S. affiliated Iraqis and their status; Shadegg 
amendment (No. 30) that seeks to prohibit members of the Armed Forces 
or veterans from receiving burial benefits if they are convicted of 
certain sexual offenses requiring them to register as ``Tier III'' sex 
offenders; Holt amendment (No. 32), as modified, that seeks to require 
that the Secretary of Defense ensure that each member of the Individual 
Ready Reserve or those designated as Individual Mobilization Augmentees 
who have served at least one tour in Iraq or Afghanistan receive at 
least quarterly counseling and health and welfare calls from personnel 
properly trained to provide such services; Luetkemeyer amendment (No. 
55) that seeks to direct the Secretary of each military department to 
review the service records of eligible Jewish American veterans from 
World War I to determine whether such veterans should be awarded the 
Medal of Honor; Markey (CO) amendment (No. 61) that seeks to create the 
Department of Veterans Affairs HONOR Scholarship Program for veterans' 
pursuit of graduate and post-graduate degrees in behavioral health 
sciences; Minnick amendment (No. 64) that seeks to authorize the 
Secretary of Education to provide support to help cover operating costs 
of new state programs under the National Guard Youth Challenge Program; 
Schrader amendment (No. 66) that seeks to require the Secretary of 
Defense to ensure that each member of a reserve component of the Armed 
Forces who is mobilized or demobilized is provided a clear and 
comprehensive statement of the medical care and treatment to which such 
member is entitled under Federal law by reason of being so mobilized or 
demobilized; Schrader amendment (No. 67) that seeks to instruct the DoD 
Inspector General to conduct a study assessing the medical processing 
of National Guard and Reserve soldiers mobilizing and demobilizing 
under Title X; Klein (FL) amendment (No. 74) that seeks to require 
companies that are applying for Department of Defense contracts to 
certify that they do not conduct business in Iran, as defined by 
Section 5 of the Iran Sanctions Act; and Pingree (ME) amendment (No. 
77) that seeks to require the Department of Defense to continue 
commissary and exchange stores at Naval Air Station Brunswick through 
September 30, 2011.
Pages H4068-73
  H. Res. 1404, the rule providing for consideration of the bill, was 
agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 241 yeas to 178 nays, Roll No. 307, 
after the previous question was ordered without objection.
Page H3887
Committee Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Shuster, 
wherein he resigned from the Committee on Armed Services, effective 
today.
  Page H4077
Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he 
transmitted to Congress the National Security Strategy of the United 
States--referred to the Committee on Armed Services.
  Page H3889
Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes and 11 recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H3885-86, 
H3887, H3889, H388-89, H4013, H4013-14, H4014-15, H4060, H4060-61, 
H4061-62, H4062, H4062-63 and H4063-64. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 11:53 p.m.


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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
INTERIOR, ENVIRONMENT, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and 
Related Agencies held a hearing on BP-Transocean Deepwater Horizon Oil 
Disaster: Ongoing Response and Environmental Impacts. Testimony was 
heard from the following officials of the Department of the Interior: 
Ken Salazar, Secretary; David J. Hayes, Deputy Secretary; Tom 
Strickland, Assistant Secretary, Fish, Wildlife and Parks; and Marcia 
McNutt, Director, U.S. Geological Survey; and Bob Perciasepe, Deputy 
Administrator, EPA.
LOW-INCOME/MINORITY SERVING INSTITUTIONS
Committee on Education and Labor: Subcommittee on Higher Education, 
Lifelong Learning, and Competitiveness held a hearing Examining GAO's 
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Minority Serving Institutions. Testimony was heard from George A. 
Scott, Director, Education, Workforce and Income Security Issues, GAO; 
and Robert Shireman, Office of the Under Secretary, Deputy Under 
Secretary, Department of Education.
SYNTHETIC GENOMICS' HEALTH/ENERGY IMPLICATIONS
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Held a hearing on Developments in 
Synthetic Genomics and Implications for Health and Energy. Testimony 
was heard from Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., National Institute of Allergy 
and Infectious Diseases, NIH, Department of Health and Human Services; 
and public witnesses.
BP OIL SPILL
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy and 
Environment held a hearing entitled ``Combating the BP Oil Spill.'' 
Testimony was heard from Lisa Jackson, Administrator, EPA; Larry 
Robinson, Assistant Secretary, Oceans and Atmosphere, NOAA, Department 
of Commerce; David J. Hayes, Deputy Secretary, Department of the 
Interior; RADM James Watson, USCG, Deputy, Unified Area Command, 
Department of Homeland Security; and Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant 
Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), Department of Defense.
HOUSING FAIRNESS ACT OF 2009
Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Housing and Community 
Opportunity approved for full Committee action, as amended, H.R. 476, 
Housing Fairness Act of 2009.
U.S.-MEXICO SECURITY COOPERATION
Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Border, Maritime, and 
Global Counterterrorism and the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere of 
the Committee on Foreign Affairs held a joint hearing entitled ``U.S.-
Mexico Security Cooperation: Next Steps for the Merida Initiative.'' 
Testimony was heard from Roberta S. Jacobson, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere, Department of State; the 
following officials of the Department of Homeland Security: Mariko 
Silver, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Policy, Acting Assistant Secretary, 
International Affairs; Alonzo R. Pena, Deputy Assistant Secretary, 
Operations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; and Allen Gina, 
Acting Assistant Commissioner, Office of Intelligence and Operations 
Coordination, U.S. Customs and Border Protection; and John D. 
Negroponte, former Director of National Intelligence, former Deputy 
Secretary of State; and former U.S. Ambassador to Honduras and to 
Mexico.
GULF COAST OIL SPILL LEGAL LIABILITY
Committee on the Judiciary: Held a hearing on the Legal Liability 
Issues Surrounding the Gulf Coast Oil Disaster. Testimony was heard 
from Jim Hood, Attorney General, State of Mississippi; Darryl Willis, 
Vice President, Resources, BP America; Rachael Clingman, Acting General 
Counsel, Transocean, Ltd., James W. Ferguson, Vice President and Deputy 
General Counsel, Halliburton; William C. Lemmer, General Counsel, 
Cameron International Corporation; and public witnesses.
DEEPWATER HORIZON EXPLOSION'S OIL STRATEGY IMPACT
Committee on Natural Resources: Continued oversight hearings entitled 
``Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Strategy and Implications of the 
Deepwater Horizon Rig Explosion.'' Testimony was heard from 
Representative Garamendi, Lamar McKay, Chairman and President, BP 
America, Inc., Steven L. Newman, President and CEO, Transocean Ltd., 
and public witnesses.
PEDIATRIC OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATION RECALLS
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Held a hearing regarding 
the circumstances surrounding the recall of popular children's 
medicines produced by Johnson & Johnson/McNeil Consumer Healthcare. 
Testimony was heard from following officials of the FDA, Department of 
Health and Human Services: Joshua Sharfstein, Principal Deputy 
Commissioner; Deborah M. Autor, Director, Office of Compliance, Center 
for Drug Evaluation and Research; and Michael A. Chappell, Acting 
Associate Commissioner, Regulatory Affairs; and Colleen Goggins, 
Worldwide Chairman, Consumer Group, Johnson & Johnson.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on Federal 
Workforce, Postal Service, and the District of Columbia approved for 
full Committee action the following bills: H.R. 3243, to amend section 
5542 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that any hours worked 
by Federal firefighters under a qualified trade-of-time arrangement 
shall be excluded for purposes of determination relating to overtime 
pay; H.R. 3264, as amended, Federal Internship Improvement Act; H.R. 
5367, as amended, D.C. Courts and Public Defender Service Act of 2010; 
and H.R. 5368, United States Postal Service Postal Inspectors Equity 
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PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT INTEROPERABILITY
Committee on Science and Technology: Subcommittee on Technology and 
Innovation held a hearing on Interoperability in Public Safety 
Communications Equipment. Testimony was heard from David Boyd, 
Director, Command, Control and Interoperability, Science and Technology 
Directorate, Department of Homeland Security; Dereck Orr, Program 
Manager, Public Safety Communications Systems, National Institute of 
Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce; and public witnesses.
VETERANS' MEASURES
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on the following measures: H.R. 4062, Veterans' Health and Radiation 
Safety Act; H.R. 4505, To enable State homes to furnish nursing home 
care to parents any of whose children died while serving in the Armed 
Forces; H.R. 4465, To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the 
Secretary of Veterans affairs to take into account each child a veteran 
has when determining the veteran's financial status when receiving 
hospital care or medical services; Draft legislation ``World War II 
Hearing Aid Treatment Act''; and Draft legislation on Outreach. 
Testimony was heard from Representatives Adler of New Jersey, 
Thornberry and Kissell; Robert Jesse, M.D., Acting Principal Under 
Secretary, Health, Veterans Health Administration, Department of 
Veterans Affairs; and representatives of veterans organizations.
TOBACCO SMUGGLING EXCISE TAX COMPLIANCE ISSUES
Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Oversight held a hearing 
on tobacco smuggling in the United States and other excise tax 
compliance issues. Testimony was heard from Representative Doggett; and 
John J. Manfreda, Administrator, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade 
Bureau, Department of the Treasury.

Joint Meetings
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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2010-05-28

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                     COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

                              MAY 28, 2010

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  No meetings/hearings scheduled.


                                 House

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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., Friday, May 28

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Friday: Senate will be in a period of morning business.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                         9 a.m., Friday, May 28

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Friday: Complete consideration of H.R. 5136--National 
Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011.


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