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                                             Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S5503-S5635
Measures Introduced: Eight bills and three resolutions were introduced, 
as follows: S. 3543-3550, S. Res. 573-574, and S. Con. Res. 65. 
                                                             Page S5538
Measures Reported:
  S. 3373, to address the health and economic development impacts of 
nonattainment of federally mandated air quality standards in the San 
Joaquin Valley, California, by designating air quality empowerment 
zones. (S. Rept. No. 111-218)
  S. 1382, to improve and expand the Peace Corps for the 21st century, 
with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 111-219)
  H.R. 4861, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 1343 West Irving Park Road in Chicago, Illinois, as 
the ``Steve Goodman Post Office Building''.
  H.R. 5051, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 23 Genesee Street in Hornell, New York, as the 
``Zachary Smith Post Office Building''.
  H.R. 5099, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 15 South Main Street in Sharon, Massachusetts, as 
the ``Michael C. Rothberg Post Office''.
  S. 3465, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 15 South Main Street in Sharon, Massachusetts, as 
the ``Michael C. Rothberg Post Office''.
Page S5536
Measures Passed:
  Year of the Father: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 285, recognizing 
the important role that fathers play in the lives of their children and 
families and supporting the goals and ideals of designating 2010 as the 
Year of the Father.
  Page S5629
  National Day of the American Cowboy: Committee on the Judiciary was 
discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 554, designating July 
24, 2010, as ``National Day of the American Cowboy'', and the 
resolution was then agreed to.
  Pages S5629-30
  50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Mutual Security and Cooperation 
with Japan: Committee on Foreign Relations was discharged from further 
consideration of S. Res. 564, recognizing the 50th anniversary of the 
ratification of the Treaty of Mutual Security and Cooperation with 
Japan, and affirming support for the United States-Japan security 
alliance and relationship, and the resolution was then agreed to. 
                                                             Page S5630
  Providing for the Use of the Catafalque: Senate agreed to S. Con. 
Res. 65, providing for the use of the catafalque situated in the 
Exhibition Hall of the Capitol Visitor Center in connection with 
memorial services to be conducted in the United States Senate Chamber 
for the Honorable Robert C. Byrd, late a Senator from the State of West 
Virginia.
  Page S5630
  Memorial Observances of Robert C. Byrd: Senate agreed to S. Res. 574, 
relative to the memorial observances of the Honorable Robert C. Byrd, 
late a Senator from the State of West Virginia.
  Pages S5630-31
Measures Considered:
  Small Business Lending Fund Act: Senate began consideration of 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, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax 
incentives for small business job creation, after agreeing to the 
motion to proceed, taking action on the following amendments and motion 
proposed thereto:
  Pages S5511-24
Pending:
  Reid (for Baucus/Landrieu) Amendment No. 4402, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Page S5515
  Reid Amendment No. 4403 (to Amendment No. 4402), of a perfecting 
nature.
Page S5515
  Reid Amendment No. 4404 (to Amendment No. 4403), of a perfecting 
nature.
Page S5515
  Reid Amendment No. 4405 (to the language proposed to be stricken by 
Amendment No. 4402), to change the enactment date.
Page S5515
  Reid Amendment No. 4406 (to Amendment No. 4405), of a perfecting 
nature.
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  Reid motion to commit the bill to the Committee on Finance with 
instructions, Reid Amendment No. 4407 (to the instructions on the 
motion to commit), in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S5515-16
  Reid Amendment No. 4408 (to the instructions (Amendment No. 4407) of 
the motion to commit), to change the enactment date.
Page S5516
  Reid Amendment No. 4409 (to Amendment No. 4408), of a perfecting 
nature.
Page S5516
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 66 yeas to 33 nays (Vote No. 202), 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 motion to proceed to 
consideration of the bill.
Page S5515
House Messages:
  American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act: Senate resumed 
consideration of the amendment of the House of Representatives to the 
amendment of the Senate to H.R. 4213, to amend the Internal Revenue 
Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions, taking action on 
the following amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S5524-25
Withdrawn:
  Reid motion to refer in the amendment of the House to the amendment 
of the Senate to the bill to the Committee on Finance, with 
instructions, Reid Amendment No. 4388, to provide for a study. 
                                                             Page S5524
  Reid (for Baucus) motion to concur in the amendment of the House to 
the amendment of the Senate to the bill, with Baucus Amendment No. 4386 
(to the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the 
bill), in the nature of a substitute.
Page S5524
Pending:
  Reid motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment 
of the Senate to the bill, with Reid Amendment No. 4425 (to the 
amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the bill), in 
the nature of a substitute.
Page S5525
  Reid Amendment No. 4426 (to Amendment No. 4425), to change the 
enactment date.
Page S5525
  Reid motion to refer in the amendment of the House to the amendment 
of the Senate to the bill to the Committee on Finance, with 
instructions, Reid Amendment No. 4427, to provide for a study. 
                                                             Page S5525
  Reid Amendment No. 4428 (to the instructions (Amendment No. 4427) of 
the motion to refer), of a perfecting nature.
Page S5525
  Reid Amendment No. 4429 (to Amendment No. 4428), of a perfecting 
nature.
Page S5525
  A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to concur 
in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 4213, the 
American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act, with Reid Amendment No. 
4425, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the 
Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Thursday, 
July 1, 2010.
Page S5525
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  Reid Amendment No. 4389 (to the instructions (Amendment No. 4388) of 
the motion to refer), of a perfecting nature, fell when Reid motion to 
refer in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to 
the bill to the Committee on Finance, with instructions, Reid Amendment 
No.4388, to provide for a study, was withdrawn.
Page S5525
  Reid Amendment No. 4390 (to Amendment No. 4389), of a perfecting 
nature, fell when Reid Amendment No. 4389 (to the instructions 
(Amendment No. 4388) of the motion to refer), of a perfecting nature 
fell.
Page S5525
  Reid (for Baucus) Amendment No. 4387 (to Amendment No. 4386), to 
change the enactment date, fell when Reid (for Baucus) motion to concur 
in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the 
bill, with Baucus Amendment No. 4386 (to the amendment of the House to 
the amendment of the Senate to the bill), in the nature of a 
substitute, was withdrawn.
Page S5525
Appointments:
  United States Commission on International Religious Freedom: The 
Chair, on behalf of the President pro tempore, upon the recommendation 
of the Republican Leader, pursuant to Public Law 105-292, as amended by 
Public Law 106-55, and as further amended by Public Law 107-228, 
appointed the following individual to the United States Commission on 
International Religious Freedom:
  Richard D. Land of Tennessee
Page S5631
Printing of Robert C. Byrd Tributes--Agreement: A unanimous-consent 
agreement was reached providing that tributes to Robert C. Byrd, late a 
Senator from West Virginia, be printed as a Senate document, and that 
Members have until 12 noon, Friday, August 6, 2010, to submit said 
tributes.
  Page S5631
Robert C. Byrd Tributes--Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time agreement 
was reached providing that on Wednesday, June 30, 2010, after any 
Leader time, there be a 2 hour period of morning business,

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with Senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each, and that 
during this period of time, Senators may offer tributes to the late 
Senator Robert C. Byrd.
  Page S5631
Removal of Injunction of Secrecy: The injunction of secrecy was removed 
from the following treaty:
  Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty with Bermuda (Treaty Doc. No. 111-6).
  The treaty was transmitted to the Senate today, considered as having 
been read for the first time, and referred, with accompanying papers, 
to the Committee on Foreign Relations and ordered to be printed. 
                                                             Page S5631
Petraeus Nomination--Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time agreement was 
reached providing that on Wednesday, June 30, 2010, following morning 
business, Senate will begin consideration of the nomination of General 
David H. Petraeus, and that there be 20 minutes of debate with respect 
to the nomination, with the time equally divided and controlled between 
Senators Levin and McCain, or their designees; that upon the use or 
yielding back of time, Senate vote on confirmation of the nomination. 
                                                             Page S5629
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Norman L. Eisen, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to the 
Czech Republic.
  Scot Alan Marciel, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Indonesia.
  Terence Patrick McCulley, of Oregon, to be Ambassador to the Federal 
Republic of Nigeria.
  Larry Leon Palmer, of Georgia, to be Ambassador to the Bolivarian 
Republic of Venezuela.
  1 Marine Corps nomination in the rank of general.
  Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, and Navy.
Pages S5632-35
Messages from the House:
  Page S5535
Measures Referred:
  Page S5535
Measures Placed on the Calendar:
  Pages S5503, S5535
Measures Read the First Time:
  Pages S5535, S5631
Executive Communications:
  Pages S5535-36
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Pages S5536-38
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S5538-39
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S5539-45
Additional Statements:
  Pages S5534-35
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S5545-S5628
Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
  Page S5628
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S5628-29
Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S5629
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--202) 
                                                             Page S5515
Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 8:01 p.m., 
until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30, 2010. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S5631.)


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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Appropriations: Committee announced Senator Lautenberg as 
interim Chairman of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security.
NOMINATION
Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
the nomination of General David H. Petraeus, USA for reappointment to 
the grade of general and to be Commander, International Security 
Assistance Force and Commander, United States Forces Afghanistan, after 
the nominee testified and answered questions in his own behalf.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
nomination of David H. Petraeus, USA for reappointment to the grade of 
general and to be Commander, International Security Assistance Force 
and Commander, United States Forces Afghanistan, and 3,839 nominations 
in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee ordered 
favorably reported an original bill entitled, ``Public Transportation 
Safety Act of 2010''.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine the nominations of Rose M. Likins, of Virginia, to be 
Ambassador to the Republic of Peru, and Peter Michael McKinley, of 
Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Colombia, both of the 
Department of State, Mark Feierstein, of Virginia, to be an Assistant 
Administrator of the United States Agency for International 
Development, and Mimi E. Alemayehou, of the District of Columbia, to be 
Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment 
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the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.
PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE ACT
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee 
concluded a hearing to examine the continuing needs of workers and 
communities affected by 9/11, including S. 1334, to amend the Public 
Health Service Act to extend and improve protections and services to 
individuals directly impacted by the terrorist attack in New York City 
on September 11, 2001, after receiving testimony from Senator 
Gillibrand; John Howard, Director, National Institute for Occupational 
Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 
Department of Health and Human Services; James Melius, New York State 
Laborers' Health and Safety Trust Fund, Albany; and David Prezant, and 
Martin Fullam, both of the New York City Fire Department, and Margrily 
Garcia, all of New York, New York.
NOMINATION
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee continued hearings to examine the 
nomination of Elena Kagan, of Massachusetts, to be an Associate Justice 
of the Supreme Court of the United States, after the nominee testified 
and answered questions in her own behalf.
  Hearings recessed subject to the call and will meet again on 
Wednesday, June 30, 2010.
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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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 19 public bills, H.R. 5622-
5640; and 5 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 291; and H. Res. 1484-1486, 1488 
were introduced.
  Pages H4973-74, H5202-03
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H4974-75, H5203-04
Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows:
  H. Res. 1487, waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with 
respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the 
Committee on Rules, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 111-516). 
Conference report to accompany H.R. 1473, to provide for financial 
regulatory reform, to protect consumers and investors, to enhance 
Federal understanding of insurance issues, to regulate the over-the-
counter derivatives markets, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 111-517).
                                               Pages H4973, H4977-H5202
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed 
Representative Edwards (MD) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H4907
Recess: The House recessed at 9:35 a.m. and reconvened at 10:30 a.m. 
                                                             Page H4908
Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Reverend Dr. 
Paul Powell, First Baptist Church, Tyler, Texas.
  Page H4908
Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 219 yeas to 175 nays with 1 voting ``present'', 
Roll No. 395.
  Pages H4908-09
Moment of Silence: The House observed a moment of silence in memory of 
the late Senator Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia.
  Page H4909
Suspensions--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules 
and agree to the following measures which were debated on Monday, June 
28th:
  Congratulating the Chicago Blackhawks on winning the 2010 Stanley Cup 
Championship: H. Res. 1439, to congratulate the Chicago Blackhawks on 
winning the 2010 Stanley Cup Championship, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote 
of 395 yeas to 5 nays with 1 voting ``present'', Roll No. 396 and 
                                                         Pages H4909-10
  Recognizing the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition: H. 
Res. 1244, amended, to recognize the National Collegiate Cyber Defense 
Competition for its now five-year effort to promote cyber security 
curriculum in institutions of higher learning, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay 
vote of 412 yeas to 2 nays, Roll No. 399.
  Page H4942
Motion to Adjourn: Rejected the Broun (GA) motion to adjourn by a yea-
and-nay vote of 23 yeas to 379 nays, Roll No. 397.
  Page H4910
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Providing for the reconsideration and revision of the proposed 
constitution of the United States Virgin Islands: S.J. Res. 33, to 
provide for the reconsideration and revision of the proposed 
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of the United States Virgin Islands to correct provisions inconsistent 
with the Constitution and Federal law;
  Pages H4925-27
  Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2010, Part II: H.R. 5611, 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 H4931-34
  Firearms Excise Tax Improvement Act of 2010: H.R. 5552, amended, to 
amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require that the payment of 
the manufacturers' excise tax on recreational equipment be paid 
quarterly and to provide for the assessment by the Secretary of the 
Treasury of certain criminal restitution, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote 
of 412 yeas to 6 nays, Roll No. 400;
  Pages H4934-36, H4943-44
  Homebuyer Assistance and Improvement Act of 2010: H.R. 5623, amended, 
to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the homebuyer tax 
credit for the purchase of a principal residence before October 1, 
2010, in the case of a written binding contract entered into with 
respect to such principal residence before May 1, 2010, by a \2/3\ yea-
and-nay vote of 409 yeas to 5 nays, Roll No. 401; and 
                                                  Pages H4936-39, H4944
  Recognizing the heroic efforts of the West Virginia National Guard 
and local responders for their work rescuing 17 individuals from a 
downed military helicopter: H. Res. 1153, to recognize the heroic 
efforts of the West Virginia National Guard and local responders for 
their work rescuing 17 individuals from a downed military helicopter on 
a rugged, snow-covered mountain on the Pocahontas-Randolph county line.
                                                         Pages H4939-41
Suspension--Failed: The House failed to agree to suspend the rules and 
pass the following measure:
  Continuing Federal unemployment programs: H.R. 5618, to continue 
Federal unemployment programs, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 261 yeas 
to 155 nays, Roll No. 398.
  Pages H4921-25, H4941-42
Moment of Silence: The House observed a moment of silence in memory of 
Marvin Esch, former Member of Congress.
  Pages H4942-43
Suspensions--Proceedings Postponed: The House debated the following 
measures under suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were 
postponed:
  Enabling State homes to furnish nursing home care to parents any of 
whose children died while serving in the Armed Forces: 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;
  Pages H4916-17
  Recognizing the residents of the City of Tracy, California, on the 
occasion of the 100th anniversary of the city's incorporation: H. Res. 
1446, to recognize the residents of the City of Tracy, California, on 
the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the city's incorporation, for 
their century of dedicated service to the United States; 
                                                         Pages H4917-18
  Honoring the veterans of Helicopter Attack Light Squadron Three and 
their families: H. Res. 1228, amended, to honor the veterans of 
Helicopter Attack Light Squadron Three and their families; 
                                                         Pages H4918-19
  Alejandro Renteria Ruiz Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic 
Designation Act: H.R. 4307, to name the Department of Veterans Affairs 
community-based outpatient clinic in Artesia, New Mexico, as the 
``Alejandro Renteria Ruiz Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic''; 
                                                         Pages H4919-21
  Fountainhead Property Land Transfer Act: 1554, amended, to take 
certain property in McIntosh County, Oklahoma, into trust for the 
benefit of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation;
  Pages H4927-28
  Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Clarification Act: H.R. 4445, amended, 
to amend Public Law 95-232 to repeal a restriction on treating as 
Indian country certain lands held in trust for Indian pueblos in New 
Mexico;
  Pages H4927-28
  Salmon Lake Land Selection Resolution Act: H.R. 2340, amended, to 
resolve the claims of the Bering Straits Native Corporation and the 
State of Alaska to land adjacent to Salmon Lake in the State of Alaska 
and to provide for the conveyance to the Bering Straits Native 
Corporation of certain other public land in partial satisfaction of the 
land entitlement of the Corporation under the Alaska Native Claims 
Settlement Act; and
  Pages H4929-30
  Recognizing the important role pollinators play in supporting the 
ecosystem and supporting the goals and ideals of National Pollinator 
Week: H. Res. 1460, to recognize the important role pollinators play in 
supporting the ecosystem and supporting the goals and ideals of 
National Pollinator Week.
  Pages H4930-31
In Memory of the late Honorable Robert C. Byrd, Senator from the State 
of West Virginia: The House agreed to H. Res. 1484, expressing the 
condolences of the House on the death of the Honorable Robert C. Byrd, 
a Senator from the State of West Virginia.
  Pages H4944-49
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on pages 
H4908, H4970-71.

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Senate Referral: S. 3249 was held at the desk.
  Page H4908
Quorum Calls--Votes: Seven yea-and-nay votes developed during the 
proceedings of today and appear on pages H4908-09, H4909-10, H4910, 
H4941-42, H4942, H4943-44 and H4944. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 9:30 a.m. and at 8:31 p.m., pursuant to 
the provisions of H. Res. 1484, it stands adjourned in memory of the 
Honorable Robert C. Byrd, Senator from West Virginia.


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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
COMMERCE, JUSTICE, SCIENCE, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, 
Science, and Related Agencies approved for full Committee action the FY 
2011 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations 
bill.
DEFENSE LANGUAGE TRANSFORMATION ROADMAP
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing on Beyond the Defense Language 
Transformation Roadmap: Bearing the Burden for Today's Education 
Shortcomings. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the 
Department of Defense: Nancy Weaver, Director, Defense Language Office, 
Office of the Under Secretary (Personnel and Readiness); and BG Walter 
Golden, USA, Director, J-1 Manpower and Personnel, Office of the 
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Sharon Pickup, Director, Office of 
Defense Capabilities and Management, GAO.
WIND FARMS; IMPACT ON MILITARY READINESS
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Readiness held a hearing 
on Wind Farms: Compatible with Military Readiness? Testimony was heard 
from the following officials of the Department of Defense: Dorothy 
Robyn, Deputy Under Secretary, Installations and Environment; and MG 
Lawrence Stutzriem, USAF, Director, Plans, Policy and Strategy, North 
American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command; Nancy B. 
Kalinowski, Vice President, System Operations Services, Air Traffic 
Organization, FAA, Department of Transportation; and a public witness.
FEMA's GRANT PROGRAMS DIRECTORATE
Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Emergency 
Communications, Preparedness and Response held a hearing entitled ``The 
Future of FEMA's Grant Programs Directorate.'' Testimony was heard from 
the following officials of the Department of Homeland Security: 
Elizabeth Harman, Assistant Administrator, Grant Programs Directorate, 
FEMA; and Anne L. Richards, Assistant Inspector General, Audits, Office 
of the Inspector General; and public witnesses.
U.S. SECRET SERVICE OPERATIONS
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and 
Homeland Security held a hearing on the Role and Operations of the 
United States Secret Service. Testimony was heard from Mark Sullivan, 
Director, U.S. Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security.
COMBAT ZONE SUBCONTRACTORS
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on National 
Security and Foreign Affairs held a hearing entitled ``Contracting in 
Combat Zones: Who Are Our Subcontractors?'' Testimony was heard from 
William Solis, Director, Defense Capabilities and Management, GAO; the 
following officials of the Department of Defense: Mary Ugone, Deputy 
Inspector General, Auditing; and Stuart Bowen, Jr., Special Inspector 
General, Iraq Reconstruction; and a public witness.
SAME-DAY CONSIDERATION OF CERTAIN RESOLUTIONS REPORTED BY THE RULES 
COMMITTEE
Committee on Rules: Granted, by a non-record vote, a rule to waive 
clause 6(a) of rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a 
rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee) against 
certain resolutions reported from the Rules Committee. The rule applies 
the waiver to any resolution reported from the Rules Committee through 
the legislative day of July 3, 2010, providing for consideration or 
disposition of any of the following: (1) A conference report to 
accompany the bill (H.R. 4173) to provide for financial regulatory 
reform, to protect consumers and investors, to enhance Federal 
understanding of insurance issues, to regulate the over-the-counter 
derivatives markets, and for other purposes. (2) A measure that 
includes a subject matter addressed by H.R. 4213 or any amendment 
pertaining thereto.
  The rule authorizes the Speaker to entertain motions that the House 
suspend the rules at any time through the legislative day of July 3, 
2010. The Speaker or her designee shall consult with the Minority 
Leader or his designee on the designation of any matter for 
consideration pursuant to this rule. Finally, the rule provides that it 
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without intervention of any point of order to consider concurrent 
resolutions providing for adjournment during the month of July.
POLAR WEATHER SATELLITES EARTH OBSERVATIONS
Committee on Science and Technology: Subcommittee on Investigations and 
Oversight held a hearing on Setting New Courses for Polar Weather 
Satellites and Earth Observations. Testimony was heard from Shere 
Abbott, Associate Director, Energy and Environment Division, Office of 
Science and Technology Policy; Mary Glackin, Deputy Under Secretary, 
Oceans and Atmosphere, NOAA, Department of Commerce; Christopher 
Scolese, Associate Administrator, NASA; Gil Klinger, Director, Space 
and Intelligence Office, Assistant Secretary, Acquisition, Department 
of Defense; and David Powner, Director, Information Technology 
Management Issues, GAO.
TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY BIOLOGY
Committee on Science and Technology: Subcommittee on Research and 
Science Education held a hearing on 21st Century Biology. Testimony was 
heard from public witnesses.
HAZARDOUS LIQUID PIPELINE SAFETY
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on 
Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials held a hearing on the 
Safety of Hazardous Liquid Pipelines: Regulated vs. Unregulated 
Pipelines. Testimony was heard from Cynthia Quarterman, Administrator, 
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of 
Transportation; Deborah A. Hersman, Chairman, National Transportation 
Safety Board; and public witnesses.
BRIEFING--CIA ACTIVITIES
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Subcommittee on Terrorism, 
Human Intelligence, Analysis, and Counterintelligence, and the 
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations met in executive session 
to receive a joint Briefing on CIA Activities. The Subcommittees were 
briefed by departmental witnesses.

Joint Meetings
LOCAL ECONOMIES
Joint Economic Committee: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
fueling local economies, focusing on research, innovation and jobs, 
after receiving testimony from Dane Stangler, Ewing Marion Kauffman 
Foundation, Kansas City, Missouri; Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., Stony Brook 
University, Stony Brook, New York; and Zachary J. Shulman, Cornell 
University Johnson School, Ithaca, New York.
RESTORING AMERICAN FINANCIAL STABILITY ACT
Conferees agreed to file a conference report on the differences between 
the Senate and House passed versions of H.R. 4173, to promote the 
financial stability of the United States by improving accountability 
and transparency in the financial system, to end ``too big to fail'', 
to protect the American taxpayer by ending bailouts, to protect 
consumers from abusive financial services practices.


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Daily Digest/NEW PUBLIC LAWS

[Daily Digest]
[Page D749]
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                            NEW PUBLIC LAWS

      (For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D741)
  H.R. 3951, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 2000 Louisiana Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana, as 
the ``Roy Rondeno, Sr. Post Office Building''. Signed on June 28, 2010. 
(Public Law 111-193)


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2010-06-30

[Daily Digest]
[Pages D749-D751]
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                   COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

                             JUNE 30, 2010

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: to hold 
hearings to examine farm bill reauthorization, focusing on 
maintaining our domestic food supply through a strong United States 
farm policy, 9:30 a.m., SD-G50.
  Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine expanding our food and 
fiber supply through a strong United States farm policy; to be 
immediately followed by a business meeting to consider the 
nominations of Elisabeth Ann Hagen, of Virginia, to be Under 
Secretary for Food Safety, 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, 9:30 a.m., SD-G50.
  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on 
Housing, Transportation and Community Development, to hold hearings 
to examine green housing for the 21st century, focusing on 
retrofitting the past and building an energy-efficient future, 10 
a.m., SD-562.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold 
hearings to examine the Deepwater Horizon tragedy, focusing on 
holding industry accountable, 10 a.m., SR-253.

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  Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: business meeting to 
consider S. 3516, to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to 
reform the management of energy and mineral resources on the Outer 
Continental Shelf, 9:30 a.m., SD-366.
  Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine S. 3452, to designate 
the Valles Caldera National Preserve as a unit of the National Park 
System, 2:30 p.m., SD-366.
  Committee on Environment and Public Works: business meeting to 
consider S. 3305, to amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to require 
oil polluters to pay the full cost of oil spills, S. 3515, to 
authorize and enhance the programs of the Department of the Interior 
relating to the detection of, response to, and mitigation and 
cleanup of oil spills on Federal land managed by the Department, S. 
1311, to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to expand and 
strengthen cooperative efforts to monitor, restore, and protect the 
resource productivity, water quality, and marine ecosystems of the 
Gulf of Mexico, an original bill entitled, ``Columbia River Basin 
Restoration Act of 2010'', S. 3073, to amend the Federal Water 
Pollution Control Act to protect and restore the Great Lakes, S. 
3539, to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to establish 
a grant program to assist in the restoration of San Francisco Bay, 
H.R. 4715, to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to 
reauthorize the National Estuary Program, S. 1816, to amend the 
Federal Water Pollution Control Act to improve and reauthorize the 
Chesapeake Bay Program, S. 2739, to amend the Federal Water 
Pollution Control Act to provide for the establishment of the Puget 
Sound Program Office, S. 3119, to amend and reauthorize certain 
provisions relating to Long Island Sound restoration and 
stewardship, S. 3481, to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control 
Act to clarify Federal responsibility for stormwater pollution, S. 
3354, to redesignate the North Mississippi National Wildlife Refuges 
Complex as the Sam D. Hamilton North Mississippi National Wildlife 
Refuges Complex, and H.R. 3562, to designate the federally occupied 
building located at 1220 Echelon Parkway in Jackson, Mississippi, as 
the ``James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner Federal 
Building'', and a proposed resolution relating to the General 
Services Administration, 9 a.m., SD-406.
  Committee on Finance: business meeting to consider S.J. Res. 29, 
approving the renewal of import restrictions contained in the 
Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003, and the nominations of 
Francisco J. Sanchez, of Florida, to be Under Secretary of Commerce 
for International Trade, and Richard Sorian, of New York, to be 
Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services, Time to be 
announced, Room to be announced.
  Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: to hold 
hearings to examine nuclear terrorism, focusing on strengthening our 
domestic defenses, part 1, 10 a.m., SD-342.
  Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight, to hold hearings to 
examine interagency contracts (part II), 2:30 p.m., SD-342.
  Committee on Indian Affairs: business meeting to consider pending 
calendar business; to be immediately followed by an oversight 
hearing to examine diabetes in Indian country and beyond, 9:30 a.m., 
SD-628.
  Committee on the Judiciary: to continue hearings to examine the 
nomination of Elena Kagan, of Massachusetts, to be an Associate 
Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, 9 a.m., SH-216.
  Special Committee on Aging: to hold hearings to examine drug waste 
and disposal, focusing on when prescriptions become poison, 2 p.m., 
SD-106.


                                 House

  Committee on Agriculture, to consider the following bills: H.R. 
2476, Ski Area recreational Opportunity Enhancement Act; H.R. 4658, 
Benton MacKaye Cherokee National Forest Land Consolidation Act; H.R. 
5414, To provide for the conveyance of a small parcel of National 
Forest System land in the Francis Marion National Forest in South 
Carolina; and H.R. 4645, Travel Restriction Reform and Export 
Enhancement Act, 2 p.m., 1300 Longworth.
  Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural 
Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, to 
mark up the FY 2011 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug 
Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, 1 p.m., 
2362-A Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, 
to mark up the FY 2001 State, Foreign Operations, and Related 
Programs Appropriations bill, 4 p.m., H-140 Capitol.
  Committee on Armed Services, hearing to review the Army 
investigation of Arlington National Cemetery, 10:30 a.m., 2118 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, 
and Consumer Protection, to mark the following bills: H.R. 4501, 
Guarantee of a Legitimate Deal Act of 2009; H.R. 2480, Truth in Fur 
Labeling Act of 2009; H.R. 5156, Clean Energy Technology 
Manufacturing and Export Assistance Act of 2010; and H.R. 1796, 
Residential Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act, and H.R. 4678, 
Foreign Manufacturer Legal Accountability Act of 2010, 9 a.m., 2123 
Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet, to 
mark up H.R. 3101, Twenty-first Century Communications and Video 
Accessibility Act of 2009, 2 p.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, hearing entitled 
``Legislation to Respond to the BP Oil Spill and to Prevent Future 
Oil Well Blowouts,'' 9:30 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.
  Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Transportation 
Security and Infrastructure Protection, hearing entitled ``100% Air 
Cargo Screening: Remaining Steps to Secure Passenger Aircraft,'' 2 
p.m., 311 Cannon.
  Committee on Natural Resources, hearing on the Discussion Draft, 
Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute to H.R. 3534, Consolidated 
Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources Act of 2009, 10 a.m., 1324 
Longworth.
  Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on 
Federal Workforce, Postal Service, and the

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District of Columbia, hearing entitled ``Temporary Employees 
Practices: How Long Does Temporary Last?'' 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on Small Business, hearing entitled ``Recovery in the 
Gulf: What the $20 Billion BP Claims Fund Means for Small 
Businesses,'' 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on 
Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, hearing on Update on 
Federal Maritime Commission's Examination of Vessel Capacity, 2 
p.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, hearing on Utilization and 
Impacts of Automated Traffic Enforcement, 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations, hearing on Evaluating the U.S. Department of 
Veterans Affairs Office of General Counsel, 10 a.m., 334 Cannon.
  Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, executive, to receive 
a Briefing on Intelligence Activities, 12 p.m., 304-HVC.


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

[Daily Digest]
[Pages D751-D752]
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_______________________________________________________________________


                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                     9:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 30

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Wednesday: After the transaction of any morning business 
(not to extend beyond two hours), Senate will begin consideration of 
the nomination of General David H. Petraeus, and after a period of 
debate, vote on confirmation of the nomination; following which, Senate 
expects to continue consideration of H.R. 5297, Small Business Lending 
Fund Act, with rollcall votes expected to occur throughout the day.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                      10 a.m., Wednesday, June 30

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Wednesday: Consideration of the following suspensions: (1) 
Senate Amendments to H.R. 3360--Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act; 
(2) H. Res. 1321--Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives 
that the political situation in Thailand be solved peacefully and 
through democratic means; (3) H. Res. 1412--Congratulating the 
Government of South Africa upon its first two successful convictions 
for human trafficking; (4) S. 3104--Permanently authorizing Radio Free 
Asia; (5) H. Res. 1405--Congratulating the people of the 17 African 
nations that in 2010 are marking the 50th year of their national 
independence; and (6) H.R. 5503--Securing Protections for the Injured 
from Limitations on Liability Act.
_______________________________________________________________________


            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Adler, John H., N.J., E1228
Brown, Corrine, Fla., E1231
Capps, Lois, Calif., E1225
Carnahan, Russ, Mo., E1230
Coble, Howard, N.C., E1231
Fox, Virginia, N.C., E1228
Frank, Barney, Mass., E1230
Gallegly, Elton, Calif., E1230
Grayson, Alan, Fla., E1227
Guthrie, Brett, Ky., E1227
Hall, Ralph M., Tex., E1228
Higgins, Brian, N.Y., E1225
Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E1230
Johnson, Henry C. ``Hank'', Jr., Ga., E1229
Kucinich, Dennis J., Ohio, E1227, E1229
Langevin, James R., R.I., E1227
Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E1226
Pelosi, Nancy, Calif., E1225
Roskam, Peter J., Ill., E1226
Ryan, Tim, Ohio, E1226
Sullivan, John, Okla., E1231
Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E1229, E1231 


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