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                                      Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate passed H.R. 3081, Continuing Appropriations, as amended.
      Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 321, Adjournment Resolution.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S7381-S7842
Measures Introduced: Eighty-two bills and thirteen resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 12-20, 3865-3937, S. Res. 663-673, and S. 
Con. Res. 73-74.
  Pages S7786-89
Measures Reported:
  Report to accompany S. 3243, To require U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection to administer polygraph examinations to all applicants for 
law enforcement positions with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, to 
require U.S. Customs and Border Protection to initiate all periodic 
background reinvestigations of certain law enforcement personnel. (S. 
Rept. No. 111-338)
  Report to accompany H.R. 1345, to amend title 5, United States Code, 
to eliminate the discriminatory treatment of the District of Columbia 
under the provisions of law commonly referred to as the ``Hatch Act''. 
(S. Rept. No. 111-339)
  Report to accompany S. 2847, to regulate the volume of audio on 
commercials. (S. Rept. No. 111-340)
  S. 2862, to amend the Small Business Act to improve the Office of 
International Trade. (S. Rept. No. 111-341)
  S. 2869, to increase loan limits for small business concerns, to 
provide for low interest refinancing for small business concerns, with 
an amendment. (S. Rept. No. 111-342)
  S. 2989, to improve the Small Business Act, with an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 111-343)
  H.R. 4543, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 4285 Payne Avenue in San Jose, California, as the 
``Anthony J. Cortese Post Office Building''.
  H.R. 5341, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 100 Orndorf Drive in Brighton, Michigan, as the 
``Joyce Rogers Post Office Building''.
  H.R. 5390, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 13301 Smith Road in Cleveland, Ohio, as the ``David 
John Donafee Post Office Building''.
  H.R. 5450, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 3894 Crenshaw Boulevard in Los Angeles, California, 
as the ``Tom Bradley Post Office Building''.
  S. 3794, to amend chapter 5 of title 40, United States Code, to 
include organizations whose membership comprises substantially veterans 
as recipient organizations for the donation of Federal surplus personal 
property through State agencies, with an amendment.
Page S7786
Measures Passed:
  Continuing Appropriations: By 69 yeas to 30 nays (Vote No. 247), 
Senate passed H.R. 3081, making continuing appropriations for fiscal 
year 2011, after agreeing to the motion to proceed, and taking action 
on the following amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S7693-S7715
Adopted:
  Inouye Amendment No. 4674, in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                         Pages S7705-06
  Inouye Amendment No. 4682, to amend the title.
Page S7715
Withdrawn:
  By 48 yeas to 51 nays (Vote No. 245), Thune Amendment No. 4676 (to 
Amendment No. 4674), to reduce spending other than national security 
spending by 5 percent. (A unanimous-consent agreement was reached 
providing that the amendment, having failed to achieve 60 affirmative 
votes, be withdrawn).
Pages S7706-09 S7714
  By 39 yeas to 60 nays (Vote No. 246), DeMint Amendment No. 4677 (to 
Amendment No. 4674), to extend funding at the level provided until 
February 4, 2011. (A unanimous-consent agreement was

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reached providing that the amendment, having failed to achieve 60 
affirmative votes, be withdrawn).
Pages S7709-14 S7715
  Adjournment Resolution: By 54 yeas to 39 nays (Vote No. 248), Senate 
agreed to H. Con. Res. 321, providing for a conditional adjournment of 
the House of Representatives and a conditional recess or adjournment of 
the Senate.
  Pages S7715-16
  Social Services Block Grant: Committee on Finance was discharged from 
further consideration of S. 3774, to extend the deadline for Social 
Services Block Grant expenditures of supplemental funds appropriated 
following disasters occurring in 2008, and the bill was then passed, 
after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto: 
                                                         Pages S7762-63
  Durbin (for Cornyn) Amendment No. 4685, to adjust the deadline for 
Social Services Block Grant expenditures of supplemental funds 
appropriated following disasters occuring in 2008.
Page S7762
  WIPA and PABSS Extension Act: Senate passed H.R. 6200, to amend part 
A of title XI of the Social Security Act to provide for a 1-year 
extension of the authorizations for the Work Incentives Planning and 
Assistance program and the Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of 
Social Security program.
  Page S7763
  Hoh Indian Tribe Safe Homelands Act: Senate passed H.R. 1061, to 
transfer certain land to the United States to be held in trust for the 
Hoh Indian Tribe, to place land into trust for the Hoh Indian Tribe, 
after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto: 
                                                             Page S7763
  Durbin (for Cantwell) Amendment No. 4686, to make a technical 
correction.
Page S7763
  CALM Act: Senate passed S. 2847, to regulate the volume of audio on 
commercials, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of 
a substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto: 
                                                         Pages S7763-64
  Durbin (for Whitehouse) Amendment No. 4687, to deem operators and 
distributors who maintain equipment and software in compliance with the 
FCC regulations to be in compliance with those regulations. 
                                                             Page S7764
  Anthony J. Cortese Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 4543, to 
designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 
4285 Payne Avenue in San Jose, California, as the ``Anthony J. Cortese 
Post Office Building''.
  Page S7764
  Joyce Rogers Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 5341, to 
designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 
100 Orndorf Drive in Brighton, Michigan, as the ``Joyce Rogers Post 
Office Building''.
  Page S7764
  David John Donafee Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 5390, to 
designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 
13301 Smith Road in Cleveland, Ohio, as the ``David John Donafee Post 
Office Building''.
  Page S7764
  Tom Bradley Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 5450, to 
designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 
3894 Crenshaw Boulevard in Los Angeles, California, as the ``Tom 
Bradley Post Office Building''.
  Page S7764
  Oil Spill Prevention Act: Senate passed S. 685, to require new 
vessels for carrying oil fuel to have double hulls, after agreeing to 
the committee amendments, and the following amendment proposed thereto:
                                                         Pages S7764-69
  Durbin (for Lautenberg) Amendment No. 4688, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Page S7769
  FOR VETS Act: Senate passed S. 3794, to amend chapter 5 of title 40, 
United States Code, to include organizations whose membership comprises 
substantially veterans as recipient organizations for the donation of 
Federal surplus personal property through State agencies, after 
agreeing to the committee amendment.
  Pages S7769-70
  Telework Improvements Act: Committee on Homeland Security and 
Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 
1722, to require the head of each executive agency to establish and 
implement a policy under which employees shall be authorized to 
telework, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following 
amendment proposed thereto:
  Page S7770
  Durbin (for Akaka/Voinovich) Amendment No. 4689, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Page S7770
  Hudson River School Painters: Committee on the Judiciary was 
discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 278, honoring the 
Hudson River School painters for their contributions to the United 
States Senate, and the resolution was then agreed to.
  Pages S7770-01
  Ensuring Stability in Somalia: Senate agreed to S. Res. 573, urging 
the development of a comprehensive strategy to ensure stability in 
Somalia, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a 
substitute.
  Page S7770
  National Day of Recognition for Long-Term Care Physicians: Committee 
on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Con. 
Res. 52, expressing support for the designation of March 20 as a 
National Day of Recognition for Long-Term Care Physicians, and the 
resolution was then agreed to, after agreeing to the following 
amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S7771-72

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  Durbin (for Chambliss) Amendment No. 4690, to change the date. 
                                                             Page S7771
  White House Fellows Program 45th Anniversary: Committee on the 
Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Con. Res. 72, 
recognizing the 45th anniversary of the White House Fellows Program, 
and the resolution was then agreed to.
  Page S7772
  Fort Hood Shooting Anniversary: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 319, 
recognizing the anniversary of the tragic shootings that occurred at 
Fort Hood, Texas, on November 5, 2009.
  Page S7772
  28th Infantry Division: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 74, honoring 
the 28th Infantry Division for serving and protecting the United 
States.
  Pages S7772-73
  Coastal States Organization: Senate agreed to S. Res. 667, 
recognizing the 40th anniversary of the Coastal States Organization. 
                                                         Pages S7773-74
  National Day on Writing: Senate agreed to S. Res. 668, expressing 
support for the designation of October 20, 2010, as the ``National Day 
on Writing''.
  Page S7773
  Filipino American History Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 669, 
recognizing Filipino American History Month in October 2010. 
                                                         Pages S7773-74
  National Veterans History Project Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 670, 
designating the week beginning on Monday, November 8, 2010, as 
``National Veterans History Project Week''.
  Page S7774
  Red Ribbon Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 671, supporting the goals 
and ideals of Red Ribbon Week, 2010.
  Page S7774
  National Chess Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 672, designating October 
9, 2010, as ``National Chess Day'' to enhance awareness and encourage 
students and adults to engage in a game known to enhance critical 
thinking and problem-solving skills.
  Page S7774
Measures Considered:
  Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services Joint Resolution: Senate 
began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S.J. 
Res. 39, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of 
title 5, United States Code, of the rule relating to status as a 
grandfathered health plan under the Patient Protection and Affordable 
Care Act.
  Pages S7673-93
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 40 yeas to 59 nays (Vote No. 244), Senate rejected the motion to 
proceed to consideration of the bill.
Page S7693
  Promoting Natural Gas and Electric Vehicles Act--Cloture: Senate 
began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 
3815, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce oil 
consumption and improve energy security.
  Pages S7729-30
  A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to proceed 
to consideration of the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of 
Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will 
occur on Wednesday, November 17, 2010.
Pages S7729-30
  Subsequently, the motion to proceed was withdrawn.
Page S7730
  Paycheck Fairness Act--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the 
motion to proceed to consideration of S. 3772, to amend the Fair Labor 
Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of 
discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex. 
                                                             Page S7730
  A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to proceed 
to consideration of the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of 
Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will 
occur upon disposition of S. 3815, Promoting Natural Gas and Electric 
Vehicles Act.
Page S7730
  Subsequently, the motion to proceed was withdrawn.
Page S7730
  FDA Food Safety Modernization Act--Cloture: Senate began 
consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 510, to 
amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the 
safety of the food supply.
  Page S7730
  A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to proceed 
to consideration of the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of 
Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will 
occur upon disposition of S. 3772, Paycheck Fairness Act.
Page S7730
  Subsequently, the motion to proceed was withdrawn.
Page S7730
House Messages:
  Coast Guard Authorization Act: Senate concurred in the amendment of 
the House of Representatives to H.R. 3619, to authorize appropriations 
for the Coast Guard for fiscal year 2010, with amendments. 
                                               Pages S7718-19, S7730-31
  Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act: Senate concurred in the 
amendment of the House to S. 3397, to amend the Controlled Substances 
Act to

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provide for take-back disposal of controlled substances in certain 
instances.
  Page S7770
  Signing Authority--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was 
reached providing that the Majority Leader be authorized to sign any 
duly enrolled bills and joint resolutions until Monday, October 4, 
2010.
  Page S7775
  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 of the Senate 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 S7775
  Authority for Committees--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement 
was reached providing that, notwithstanding a recess or adjournment of 
the Senate, that Senate committees may file committee reported 
executive and legislative calendar business on Friday, October 1, 2010 
from 12 noon to 2 p.m., and on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 from 12 noon 
to 2 p.m.
  Page S7775
  Senator Stevens Tributes--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement 
was reached providing that the tributes for the late Senator Stevens be 
printed as a Senate document and the deadline for statements to be 
submitted to the Congressional Record by Wednesday, November 17, 2010. 
                                                             Page S7775
  Pro Forma Sessions--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was 
reached providing that at 11:30 a.m., on Friday, October 1, 2010, 
Senate meet in pro forma session only, with no business conducted; that 
at the close of the pro forma session, Senate then stand in recess and 
convene on the dates in this consent and on each date listed, conduct a 
pro forma session only with no business: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 11 
a.m.; Friday, October 8, 2010 at 11:30 a.m.; Tuesday, October 12, 2010 
at 10 a.m.; Friday, October 15, 2010 at 10 a.m.; Tuesday, October 19, 
2010 at 12 noon; Friday, October 22, 2010 at 1 p.m.; Tuesday, October 
26, 2010 at 12 noon; Friday, October 29, 2010 at 11:30 a.m.; Monday, 
November 1, 2010 at 9 a.m.; Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 9 a.m.; 
Monday, November 8, 2010 at 12 noon; Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 
9:30 a.m.; and Friday, November 12, 2010 at 9:30 a.m.; that at the 
close of the pro-forma session on Friday, November 12, 2010, Senate 
then stand adjourned until 2 p.m., Monday, November 15, 2010, under the 
authority of H. Con. Res. 321; that on Monday, November 15, 2010, 
Senate proceed to a period of morning business.
  Page S7775
Message from the President: Senate received the following message from 
the President of the United States:
  Transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of an executive order that 
takes additional steps with respect to the national emergency with 
respect to Iran that was declared in Executive Order 12957; which was 
referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM-
67)
Pages S7781-82
Treaties Approved: The following treaties, having passed through their 
various parliamentary stages, up to and including the presentation of 
the resolution of ratification, upon division, two-thirds of the 
Senators present having voted in the affirmative, the resolutions of 
ratification were agreed to:
  Hague Convention on International Recovery of Child Support and 
Family Maintenance (Treaty Doc. 110-21) with two reservations and three 
declarations;
  Treaty with United Kingdom Concerning Defense Trade Cooperation 
(Treaty Doc. 110-7) with 9 conditions, 7 understandings, and 3 
declarations; and
  Treaty with Australia Concerning Defense Trade Cooperation (Treaty 
Doc. 110-10) with 8 conditions, 6 understandings, and 3 declarations. 
                                                         Pages S7719-24
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  Kevin W. Concannon, of Maine, to be a Member of the Board of 
Directors of the Commodity Credit Corporation.
  (Prior to this action, Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and 
Forestry was discharged from further consideration.)
  Kathleen A. Merrigan, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the Board 
of Directors of the Commodity Credit Corporation.
  (Prior to this action, Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and 
Forestry was discharged from further consideration.)
  James W. Miller, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Board of 
Directors of the Commodity Credit Corporation.
  (Prior to this action, Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and 
Forestry was discharged from further consideration.)
  Dallas P. Tonsager, of South Dakota, to be a Member of the Board of 
Directors of the Commodity Credit Corporation.
  (Prior to this action, Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and 
Forestry was discharged from further consideration.)

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  Julie A. Reiskin, of Colorado, to be Member of the Board of Directors 
of the Legal Services Corporation for a term expiring July 13, 2010.
  Gloria Valencia-Weber, of New Mexico, to be a Member of the Board of 
Directors of the Legal Services Corporation for a term expiring July 
13, 2011.
  Michael J. Moore, of Georgia, to be United States Attorney for the 
Middle District of Georgia for the term of four years.
  Raul Yzaguirre, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Dominican 
Republic.
  Michael C. Ormsby, of Washington, to be United States Attorney for 
the Eastern District of Washington for the term of four years.
  (Prior to this action, Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from 
further consideration.)
  Steve A. Linick, of Virginia, to be Inspector General of the Federal 
Housing Finance Agency.
  Michael Robert Bladel, of Iowa, to be United States Marshal for the 
Southern District of Iowa for the term of four years.
  Mary Minow, of California, to be a Member of the National Museum and 
Library Services Board for a term expiring December 6, 2014.
  Sarah Bloom Raskin, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Board of 
Governors of the Federal Reserve System for the unexpired term of 
fourteen years from February 1, 2002.
  Janet L. Yellen, of California, to be a Member of the Board of 
Governors of the Federal Reserve System for a term of fourteen years 
from February 1, 2010.
  Janet L. Yellen, of California, to be Vice Chairman of the Board of 
Governors of the Federal Reserve System for a term of four years.
  Osvaldo Luis Gratacos Munet, of Puerto Rico, to be Inspector General, 
Export-Import Bank.
  William C. Killian, of Tennessee, to be United States Attorney for 
the Eastern District of Tennessee for the term of four years.
  Subra Suresh, of Massachusetts, to be Director of the National 
Science Foundation for a term of six years.
  Mimi E. Alemayehou, Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private 
Investment Corporation, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the 
African Development Foundation for a term expiring September 22, 2015.
  Johnnie Carson, an Assistant Secretary of State (African Affairs), to 
be a Member of the Board of Directors of the African Development 
Foundation for a term expiring September 27, 2015.
  Edward W. Brehm, of Minnesota, to be a Member of the Board of 
Directors of the African Development Foundation for a term expiring 
September 22, 2011.
  Kenneth James Runde, of Iowa, to be United States Marshal for the 
Northern District of Iowa for the term of four years.
  Robert E. O'Neill, of Florida, to be United States Attorney for the 
Middle District of Florida for the term of four years.
  Anne M. Harrington, of Virginia, to be Deputy Administrator for 
Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, National Nuclear Security 
Administration.
  Harry James Franklyn Korrell III, of Washington, to be a Member of 
the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation for a term 
expiring July 13, 2011.
  Joseph Pius Pietrzyk, of Ohio, to be a Member of the Board of 
Directors of the Legal Services Corporation for a term expiring July 
13, 2011.
  Pamela Young-Holmes, of Wisconsin, to be a Member of the National 
Council on Disability for a term expiring September 17, 2013.
  Alexander A. Arvizu, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Albania.
  Duane E. Woerth, of Nebraska, for the rank of Ambassador during his 
tenure of service as Representative of the United States of America on 
the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization.
  Robert P. Mikulak, of Virginia, for the rank of Ambassador during his 
tenure of service as United States Representative to the Organization 
for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
  (Prior to this action, Committee on Foreign Relations was discharged 
from further consideration.)
  James Edward Clark, of Kentucky, to be United States Marshal for the 
Western District of Kentucky for the term of four years.
  Mark F. Green, of Oklahoma, to be United States Attorney for the 
Eastern District of Oklahoma for the term of four years.
  (Prior to this action, Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from 
further consideration.)
  Joseph H. Hogsett, of Indiana, to be United States Attorney for the 
Southern District of Indiana for the term of four years.
  Kristie Anne Kenney, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of 
Thailand.
  (Prior to this action, Committee on Foreign Relations was discharged 
from further consideration.)
  Jo Ellen Powell, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Islamic 
Republic of Mauritania.
  (Prior to this action, Committee on Foreign Relations was discharged 
from further consideration.)
  Mark M. Boulware, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Chad.
  (Prior to this action, Committee on Foreign Relations was discharged 
from further consideration.)

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  Christopher J. McMullen, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the 
Republic of Angola.
  (Prior to this action, Committee on Foreign Relations was discharged 
from further consideration.)
  Joseph A. Mussomeli, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Slovenia.
  Wanda L. Nesbitt, of Pennsylvania, to be Ambassador to the Republic 
of Namibia.
  (Prior to this action, Committee on Foreign Relations was discharged 
from further consideration.)
  Karen Brevard Stewart, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Lao 
People's Democratic Republic.
  (Prior to this action, Committee on Foreign Relations was discharged 
from further consideration.)
  Albert Najera, of California, to be United States Marshal for the 
Eastern District of California for the term of four years.
  William Claud Sibert, of Missouri, to be United States Marshal for 
the Eastern District of Missouri for the term of four years.
  Myron Martin Sutton, of Indiana, to be United States Marshal for the 
Northern District of Indiana for the term of four years.
  Julie A. Reiskin, of Colorado, to be a Member of the Board of 
Directors of the Legal Services Corporation for a term expiring July 
13, 2013.
  Maria Elizabeth Raffinan, of the District of Columbia, to be an 
Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for 
the term of fifteen years.
  Beverly Joyce Harvard, of Georgia, to be United States Marshal for 
the Northern District of Georgia for the term of four years.
  David Mark Singer, of California, to be United States Marshal for the 
Central District of California for the term of four years.
  Jeffrey Thomas Holt, of Tennessee, to be United States Marshal for 
the Western District of Tennessee for the term of four years.
  Steven Clayton Stafford, of California, to be United States Marshal 
for the Southern District of California for the term of four years.
  Paul Charles Thielen, of South Dakota, to be United States Marshal 
for the District of South Dakota for the term of four years.
  (Prior to this action, Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from 
further consideration.)
  Nancy E. Lindborg, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant 
Administrator of the United States Agency for International 
Development.
  (Prior to this action, Committee on Foreign Relations was discharged 
from further consideration.)
  Donald Kenneth Steinberg, of California, to be Deputy Administrator 
of the United States Agency for International Development.
  (Prior to this action, Committee on Foreign Relations was discharged 
from further consideration.)
  David B. Buckley, of Virginia, to be Inspector General, Central 
Intelligence Agency.
  Cameron Munter, of California, to be Ambassador to the Islamic 
Republic of Pakistan.
  (Prior to this action, Committee on Foreign Relations was discharged 
from further consideration.)
  Pamela Ann White, of Maine, to be Ambassador to the Republic of The 
Gambia.
  (Prior to this action, Committee on Foreign Relations was discharged 
from further consideration.)
  11 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
  12 Army nominations in the rank of general.
  6 Marine Corps nominations in the rank of general.
  3 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.
  Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, and Navy. 
                                               Pages S7724-29, S7776-80
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Caitlin Joan Halligan, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge 
for the District of Columbia Circuit.
  Jimmie V. Reyna, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit Judge for 
the Federal Circuit.
  Richard Brooke Jackson, of Colorado, to be United States District 
Judge for the District of Colorado.
  Mae A. D'Agostino, of New York, to be United States District Judge 
for the Northern District of New York.
  William Conner Eldridge, of Arkansas, to be United States Attorney 
for the Western District of Arkansas for the term of four years.
  Kenneth F. Bohac, of Illinois, to be United States Marshal for the 
Central District of Illinois for a term of four years.
  Isabel Framer, of Ohio, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of 
the State Justice Institute for a term expiring September 17, 2012.
  Paula Barker Duffy, of Illinois, to be a Member of the National 
Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2016.
  Susan H. Hildreth, of Washington, to be Director of the Institute of 
Museum and Library Services.
  Martha Wagner Weinberg, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the 
National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 
2016.
  Mark Green, of Wisconsin, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of 
the Millennium Challenge Corporation for a term of three years.
  Thomas R. Nides, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Secretary 
of State for Management and Resources.

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  Alan J. Patricof, of New York, to be a Member of the Board of 
Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation for a term of two 
years.
  Jo Ann Rooney, of Massachusetts, to be Principal Deputy Under 
Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness.
  Michael Vickers, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of Defense for 
Intelligence.
  Routine lists in the Army, Coast Guard, Foreign Service, and Navy. 
                                                         Pages S7775-76
Nomination Withdrawn: Senate received notification of withdrawal of the 
following nomination:
  Teresa Takai, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense, 
which was sent to the Senate on April 12, 2010.
Page S7780
Messages from the House:
  Pages S7782-83
Measures Referred:
  Pages S7783-84
Measures Placed on the Calendar:
  Page S7784
Measures Read the First Time:
  Pages S7774-75, S7784
Enrolled Bills Presented:
  Page S7784
Executive Communications:
  Pages S7784-85
Petitions and Memorials:
  Pages S7785-86
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S7786
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S7789-91
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S7791-S7841
Additional Statements:
  Pages 7746-52S
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S7752-62
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S7841-42
Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S7842
Record Votes: Five record votes were taken today. (Total--248) 
                                                  Pages S7693, S7714-15
Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 11:54 p.m., 
until 11:30 a.m. on Friday, October 1, 2010. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
S7775.)


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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
PUBLIC HEALTH THREATS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human 
Services, Education, and Related Agencies concluded a hearing to 
examine defending against public health threats, after receiving 
testimony from Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human 
Services; Colonel Randall J. Larsen, USAF (Ret.), Weapons of Mass 
Destruction Center, and Eric A. Rose, Alliance for Biosecurity, both of 
Washington, D.C.; and Andrew T. Pavia, University of Utah Division of 
Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Salt Lake City.
INTERNATIONAL HOUSING FINANCE SYSTEMS
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on 
Security and International Trade and Finance concluded a hearing to 
examine a comparison of international housing finance systems, after 
receiving testimony from Michael J. Lea, San Diego State University 
Corky McMillin Center for Real Estate, San Diego, California; Susan M. 
Wachter, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, Philadelphia; and 
Alex J. Pollock, American Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C.
PROPANE EDUCATION AND RESEARCH COUNCIL AND NATIONAL OILHEAT RESEARCH 
ALLIANCE OVERSIGHT
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy 
concluded an oversight hearing to examine the Propane Education and 
Research Council (PERC) and National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA), 
after receiving testimony from Mark Gaffigan, Director, Natural 
Resources and Environment, Government Accountability Office; John 
Huber, National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA), Alexandria, Virginia; 
and Roy W. Willis, Propane Education & Research Council, Inc, 
Washington, D.C.
NATIONAL PARKS AND PUBLIC LANDS BILLS
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on National 
Parks with the Subcommittee on Public Lands concluded a joint hearing 
to examine S. 3261, to establish the Buffalo Bayou National Heritage 
Area in the State of Texas, S. 3283, to designate Mt. Andrea Lawrence, 
S. 3291, to establish Coltsville National Historical Park in the State 
of Connecticut, S. 3524 and H.R. 4438, bills to authorize the Secretary 
of the Interior to expand the boundary of the Park, to conduct a study 
of potential land acquisitions, S. 3565, to provide for the conveyance 
of certain Bureau of Land Management land in Mohave County, Arizona, to 
the Arizona Game and Fish Commission, for use as a public shooting 
range, S. 3612, to amend the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National 
Historical Park Establishment Act to expand the boundary of the Marsh-
Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in the State of Vermont, 
S. 3616, to withdraw certain land in the State of New Mexico, S. 3744, 
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Pinnacles National Park in the State of California as a unit of the 
National Park System, S. 3778 and H.R. 4773, bills to authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to lease certain lands within Fort Pulaski 
National Monument, S. 3820, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior 
to issue permits for a microhydro project in nonwilderness areas within 
the boundaries of Denali National Park and Preserve, to acquire land 
for Denali National Park and Preserve from Doyon Tourism, Inc, S. 3822, 
to adjust the boundary of the Carson National Forest, New Mexico, and 
H.R. 1858, to provide for a boundary adjustment and land conveyances 
involving Roosevelt National Forest, Colorado, to correct the effects 
of an erroneous land survey that resulted in approximately 7 acres of 
the Crystal Lakes Subdivision, Ninth Filing, encroaching on National 
Forest System land, after receiving testimony from Senator Begich; 
Katharine H. Stevenson, Associate Director, Business Services, National 
Park Service, Department of the Interior; Gregory C. Smith, Director of 
Lands, Forest Service, Department of Agriculture; and Aaron Schutt, 
Doyon, Limited, Fairbanks, Alaska.
AL-MEGRAHI RELEASE
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine the al-Megrahi release, focusing on one year later, after 
receiving testimony from Senator Lautenberg; Nancy McEldowney, 
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of European and 
Eurasian Affairs; Bruce Swartz, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, 
Department of Justice; James L. Mohler, Roswell Park Cancer Center, 
Buffalo, New York; Oliver Sartor, Tulane Cancer Center, New Orleans, 
Louisiana; and Geoff D. Porter, New York, New York.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee 
ordered favorably reported the following business items:
  S. 3806, to protect Federal employees and visitors, improve the 
security of Federal facilities and authorize and modernize the Federal 
Protective Service, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  H.R. 2142, to require quarterly performance assessments of Government 
programs for purposes of assessing agency performance and improvement, 
and to establish agency performance improvement officers and the 
Performance Improvement Council, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute;
  S. 3794, to amend chapter 5 of title 40, United States Code, to 
include organizations whose membership comprises substantially veterans 
as recipient organizations for the donation of Federal surplus personal 
property through State agencies, with an amendment;
  H.R. 4543, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 4285 Payne Avenue in San Jose, California, as the 
``Anthony J. Cortese Post Office Building'';
  H.R. 5341, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 100 Orndorf Drive in Brighton, Michigan, as the 
``Joyce Rogers Post Office Building'';
  H.R. 5390, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 13301 Smith Road in Cleveland, Ohio, as the ``David 
John Donafee Post Office Building'';
  H.R. 5450, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 3894 Crenshaw Boulevard in Los Angeles, California, 
as the ``Tom Bradley Post Office Building''; and
  The nomination of Maria Elizabeth Raffinan, to be an Associate Judge 
of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
IMPROVING FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY AT THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee 
on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal 
Services, and International Security concluded a hearing to examine 
improving financial accountability at the Department of Defense, 
focusing on financial management improvement and how the audit 
readiness efforts continue to evolve, after receiving testimony from 
Robert F. Hale, Under Secretary, Comptroller, Elizabeth A. McGrath, 
Deputy Chief Management Officer, Eric Fanning, Deputy Under Secretary 
of the Navy, and Deputy Chief Management Officer, U.S. Navy, David 
Tillotson III, Deputy Chief Management Officer, U.S. Air Force, Office 
of the Under Secretary of the Air Force; Lieutenant General Robert E. 
Durbin, Acting Deputy Chief Management Officer, U.S. Army, all of the 
Department of Defense; and Asif A. Khan, Director, Financial Management 
and Assurance, Government Accountability Office.
CRIMES AGAINST AMERICA'S HOMELESS
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs concluded a 
hearing to examine crimes against America's homeless, focusing on if 
the violence is growing, after receiving testimony from Representative 
Johnson (TX); Richard Wierzbicki, Broward County Florida Sheriff's 
Office, Ft. Lauderdale; Brian H. Levin, California State University 
Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, San Bernardino; Erik Luna, 
Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia; David 
B. Muhlhausen, The Heritage Foundation Center for Data Analysis, 
Washington, D.C.; and Simone Manning-Moon, Decatur, Georgia.

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NOMINATIONS
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
the nominations of James E. Graves, Jr., of Mississippi, to be United 
States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit, who was introduced by 
Senators Cochran and Wicker, Paul Kinloch Holmes, III, to be United 
States District Judge for the Western District of Arkansas, who was 
introduced by Senators Lincoln and Pryor, Anthony J. Battaglia, to be 
United States District Judge for the Southern District of California, 
Edward J. Davila, to be United States District Judge for the Northern 
District of California, and Diana Saldana, to be United States District 
Judge for the Southern District of Texas, who was introduced by 
Senators Cornyn and Hutchison, after the nominees testified and 
answered questions in their own behalf.
FILIBUSTER
Committee on Rules and Administration: Committee resumed hearings to 
examine the filibuster, focusing on ideas to reduce delay and encourage 
debate in the Senate, after receiving testimony from Senator Gregg; and 
Martin Paone, former Senate Democratic Secretary, and Norman J. 
Ornstein, American Enterprise Institute, both of Washington, D.C.
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                        House of Representatives

Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 57 public bills, H.R. 6239-6395; 
and 44 resolutions, H.J. Res. 98; H. Con. Res. 321-327; and H. Res. 1675-
1681, 1683-1711 were introduced.
  Pages H7388-96
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H7396-98
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H. Res. 1674, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 847) 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, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of 
the bill (H.R. 2378) to amend title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930 to clarify 
that fundamental exchange-rate misalignment by any foreign nation is 
actionable under United States countervailing and antidumping duty laws, and 
for other purposes; and providing for consideration of the Senate amendment 
to the bill (H.R. 2701) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2010 for 
intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States 
Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence 
Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 
111-648);
  H. Res. 1561, directing the Secretary of Health and Human Services to 
transmit to the House of Representatives copies of each portion of any 
document, record, or communication in her possession consisting of or 
relating to documents prepared by or for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid 
Services regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and for 
other purposes (H. Rept. 111-649);
  H.R. 4416, to reauthorize the Great Ape Conservation Act, and for other 
purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 111-650);
  H.R. 5479, to amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 
to provide for use of excess funds available under that Act to provide for 
certain benefits, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 111-651);
  H.R. 5897, to reauthorize and improve programs and activities carried out 
under the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965, and for other 
purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 111-652, Pt. 1);
  H.R. 4645, to remove obstacles to legal sales of United States 
agricultural commodities to Cuba and to end travel restrictions on all 
Americans to Cuba (H. Rept. 111-653, Pt. 1);
  H.R. 5892, to provide for the conservation and development of water and 
related resources, to authorize the Secretary of the Army to construct 
various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors of the United 
States, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 111-654); and
  H. Res. 1682, providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the 
bill (H.R. 3081) making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign 
operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 
2010, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 111-655).
Page H7388
Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest chaplain, Reverend Scott 
Moore, Erfurt, Germany.
  Page H7215
Motion to Adjourn: Rejected the Lincoln Diaz-Balart motion to adjourn by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 2 yeas to 409 nays with 1 voting ``present'', Roll No. 
545.
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Adjournment Resolution: The House agreed to H. Con. Res. 321, providing for 
a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives and a conditional 
recess or adjournment of the Senate, by a yea-and-nay vote of 210 yeas to 
209 nays, Roll No. 546.
  Page H7228
James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010: The House passed 
H.R. 847, 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, by a recorded vote of 268 
ayes to 160 noes, Roll No. 550.
  Pages H7215-16, H7219-57
  Rejected the Lee (NY) motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce with instructions to report the same back to the House 
forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 185 yeas to 244 nays, 
Roll No. 549.
Page H7256
  Pursuant to the rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed 
in H. Rept. 111-648 shall be considered as adopted, in lieu of the 
amendments recommended by the Committees on Energy and Commerce and the 
Judiciary now printed in the bill.
Page H7230
  H. Res. 1674, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 847 
and H.R. 2378) and the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 2701), was agreed 
to by a yea-and-nay vote of 234 yeas to 183 nays, Roll No. 548, after the 
previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 235 yeas to 183 nays, 
Roll No. 547.
Pages H7219, H7228-30
Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act: The House passed H.R. 2378, to amend 
title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930 to clarify that fundamental exchange-
rate misalignment by any foreign nation is actionable under United States 
countervailing and antidumping duty laws, by a recorded vote of 348 ayes to 
79 noes, Roll No. 554.
  Pages H7259-73
  Pursuant to the rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute 
recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill shall 
be considered as adopted.
Page H7259
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To amend title VII of the 
Tariff Act of 1930 to clarify that countervailing duties may be imposed to 
address subsidies relating to a fundamentally undervalued currency of any 
foreign country.''.
Page H7273
  H. Res. 1674, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 847 
and H.R. 2378) and the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 2701), was agreed 
to by a yea-and-nay vote of 234 yeas to 183 nays, Roll No. 548, after the 
previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 235 yeas to 183 nays, 
Roll No. 547.
Pages H7228-30
Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010: The House concurred in 
the Senate amendment to H.R. 2701, to authorize appropriations for fiscal 
year 2010 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United 
States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central 
Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, by a yea-and-nay vote 
of 244 yeas to 181 nays, Roll No. 558.
  Pages H7276-H7312 H7368-69
  H. Res. 1674, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 847 
and H.R. 2378) and the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 2701), was agreed 
to by a yea-and-nay vote of 234 yeas to 183 nays, Roll No. 548, after the 
previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 235 yeas to 183 nays, 
Roll No. 547.
Pages H7228-30
Coin Modernization, Oversight, and Continuity Act of 2010: The House agreed 
to discharge and pass H.R. 6162, amended, to provide research and 
development authority for alternative coinage materials to the Secretary of 
the Treasury, increase congressional oversight over coin production, and 
ensure the continuity of certain numismatic items.
  Pages H7312-13
American Eagle Palladium Bullion Coin Act of 2010: The House agreed to 
discharge and pass H.R. 6166, amended, to authorize the production of 
palladium bullion coins to provide affordable opportunities for investments 
in precious metals.
  Pages H7313-14
Withdrawal of Motion to Suspend the Rules: Agreed by unanimous consent to 
withdraw the Driehaus motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 6014 which 
was offered on September 28, 2010.
  Page H7342
Election Assistance Commission Board of Advisors--Reappointment: Read a 
letter from Representative Boehner, Minority Leader, in which he reappointed 
Mr. Thomas A. Fuentes of Lake Forest, CA to the Election Assistance 
Commission Board of Advisors.
  Page H7364
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following 
measures:
  Plain Writing Act of 2010: Concurred in the Senate amendments to H.R. 946, 
to enhance citizen access to Government information and services by 
establishing that Government documents issued to the public must be written 
clearly, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 341 yeas to 82 nays, Roll No. 562; 
                                                    Pages H7314-16, H7371-72
  Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010: S. 3397, amended, to 
amend the Controlled Substances Act to provide for take-back disposal of 
controlled substances in certain instances;
  Pages H7316-18
  Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act Improvements Act of 2010: S. 1132, to 
amend title 18, United States Code, to improve the provisions relating to 
the carrying of concealed weapons by law enforcement officers; 
                                                              Pages H7319-21
  Veterans' Insurance and Health Care Improvements Act: Concurred in the 
Senate amendments to H.R. 3219, to amend title 38, United States Code,

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to make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs relating to insurance and health care;
  Pages H7321-42
  National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010: 
S. 3729, to authorize the programs of the National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration for fiscal years 2011 through 2013, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay 
vote of 304 yeas to 118 nays, Roll No. 561; and
  Pages H7342-61, H7370-71
  Authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to extend grants and other 
assistance to facilitate a political status public education program for the 
people of Guam: Concurred in the Senate amendments to H.R. 3940, to 
authorize the Secretary of the Interior to extend grants and other 
assistance to facilitate a political status public education program for the 
people of Guam, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 386 yeas to 5 nays, Roll No. 
565.
  Pages H7361-64, H7377
Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations 
Act, 2010: The House concurred in the Senate amendments to H.R. 3081, making 
appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related 
programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, by a recorded vote 
of 228 ayes to 194 noes, Roll No. 564.
  Pages H7364-68, H7369-70, H7372-77
  H. Res. 1682, the rule providing for consideration of the Senate 
amendments, was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 233 yeas to 191 nays, 
Roll No. 560, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote 
of 240 yeas to 186 nays, Roll No. 559.
Pages H7364, H7368, H7369-70
Suspensions--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules and 
pass the following measures which were debated on Tuesday, September 28th:
  Requiring the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to include on the main page of 
the Internet website of the Department of Veterans Affairs a hyperlink to 
the VetSuccess Internet website: H.R. 3685, to require the Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs to include on the main page of the Internet website of the 
Department of Veterans Affairs a hyperlink to the VetSuccess Internet 
website and to publicize such Internet website, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote 
of 425 ayes with none voting ``no'', Roll No. 551;
  Pages H7257-58
  Securing America's Veterans Insurance Needs and Goals Act of 2010: H.R. 
5993, amended, to amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that 
beneficiaries of Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance receive financial 
counseling and disclosure information regarding life insurance payments, by 
a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 358 yeas to 66 nays, Roll No. 552;
  Page H7258
  Calling on the Government of Japan to immediately address the growing 
problem of abduction to and retention of United States citizen minor 
children in Japan: H. Res. 1326, to call on the Government of Japan to 
immediately address the growing problem of abduction to and retention of 
United States citizen minor children in Japan, to work closely with the 
Government of the United States to return these children to their custodial 
parent or to the original jurisdiction for a custody determination in the 
United States, to provide left-behind parents immediate access to their 
children, and to adopt without delay the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil 
Aspects of International Child Abduction, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 416 
yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 553;
  Pages H7258-59
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``Calling on the Government of 
Japan to address the urgent problem of abduction to and retention of United 
States citizen children in Japan, to work closely with the Government of the 
United States to return these children to their custodial parent or to the 
original jurisdiction for a custody determination in the United States, to 
provide left-behind parents immediate access to their children, and to adopt 
without delay the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of 
International Child Abduction.''.
Page H7259
  Rare Earths and Critical Materials Revitalization Act of 2010: H.R. 6160, 
amended, to develop a rare earth materials program and to amend the National 
Materials and Minerals Policy, Research and Development Act of 1980, by a 
\2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 325 yeas to 98 nays, Roll No. 555;
  Page H7273
  AMERICA Works Act: H.R. 4072, amended, to require that certain Federal job 
training and career education programs give priority to programs that 
provide a national industry-recognized and portable credential, by a \2/3\ 
yea-and-nay vote of 412 yeas to 10 nays, Roll No. 556;
  Pages H7273-74
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To require that certain Federal 
job training and career education programs give priority to programs that 
provide an industry-recognized and nationally portable credential.''. 
                                                                  Page H7274
  Medical Debt Relief Act: H.R. 3421, amended, to exclude from consumer 
credit reports medical debt that has been in collection and has been fully 
paid or settled, by a \2/3\ recorded vote of 336 ayes to 82 noes, Roll No. 
557;
  Pages H7274-75
  Federal Election Integrity Act: H.R. 512, amended, to amend the Federal 
Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit certain State election 
administration officials from actively participating in electoral campaigns, 
by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 296 yeas to 129 nays, Roll No. 563; 
                                                                  Page H7372
  All-American Flag Act: H.R. 2853, amended, to require the purchase of 
domestically made flags of the United States of America for use by the 
Federal Government;
  Pages H7377-78
  Emil Bolas Post Office Designation Act: H.R. 4602, to designate the 
facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1332 Sharon Copley 
Road

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in Sharon Center, Ohio, as the ``Emil Bolas Post Office'';
  Page H7378
  James M. ``Jimmy'' Stewart Post Office Building Designation Act: H.R. 
5606, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located 
at 47 South 7th Street in Indiana, Pennsylvania, as the ``James M. `Jimmy' 
Stewart Post Office Building'';
  Page H7378
  George C. Marshall Post Office Designation Act: H.R. 5605, to designate 
the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 47 East Fayette 
Street in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, as the ``George C. Marshall Post 
Office'';
  Page H7378
  Supporting the goals and ideals of United States Military History Month: 
H. Res. 1442, to support the goals and ideals of United States Military 
History Month;
  Page H7378
  Congratulating the Washington Stealth for winning the National Lacrosse 
League Championship: H. Res. 1546, amended, to congratulate the Washington 
Stealth for winning the National Lacrosse League Championship;
  Page H7378
  Supporting the United States Paralympics: H. Res. 1479, to support the 
United States Paralympics and to honor the Paralympic athletes;
  Page H7378
  Dorothy I. Height Post Office Building Designation Act: H.R. 6118, 
amended, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service 
located at 2 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E., in Washington, D.C., as the 
``Dorothy I. Height Post Office Building'';
  Page H7378
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To designate the facility of 
the United States Postal Service located at 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, in 
Washington, D.C., as the `Dorothy I. Height Post Office'. ''.
Page H7378
  Supporting the goals and purpose of Gold Star Mothers Day: H. Res. 1617, 
to support the goals and purpose of Gold Star Mothers Day, which is observed 
on the last Sunday in September of each year in remembrance of the supreme 
sacrifice made by mothers who lose a son or daughter serving in the Armed 
Forces;
  Pages H7378-79
  Expressing support for designation of September 2010 as National 
Craniofacial Acceptance Month: H. Res. 1603, to express support for 
designation of September 2010 as National Craniofacial Acceptance Month; 
                                                                  Page H7379
  Amending 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 determinations relating to 
overtime pay: 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 
determinations relating to overtime pay;
  Page H7379
  Pre-Election Presidential Transition Act of 2010: S. 3196, to amend the 
Presidential Transition Act of 1963 to provide that certain transition 
services shall be available to eligible candidates before the general 
election;
  Page H7379
  Pediatric Research Consortia Establishment Act: H.R. 758, amended, to 
amend title IV of the Public Health Service Act to provide for the 
establishment of pediatric research consortia;
  Page H7379
  Veterinary Public Health Workforce and Education Act: H.R. 2999, amended, 
to amend the Public Health Service Act to enhance and increase the number of 
veterinarians trained in veterinary public health;
  Page H7379
  Gestational Diabetes Act: H.R. 5354, amended, to establish an Advisory 
Committee on Gestational Diabetes and to provide grants to better understand 
and reduce gestational diabetes;
  Page H7379
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To provide grants to better 
understand and reduce gestational diabetes, and for other purposes.''. 
                                                                  Page H7379
  Methamphetamine Education, Treatment, and Hope Act: H.R. 2818, amended, to 
amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the establishment of a 
drug-free workplace information clearinghouse, to support residential 
methamphetamine treatment programs for pregnant and parenting women, and to 
improve the prevention and treatment of methamphetamine addiction; 
                                                                  Page H7379
  Concussion Treatment and Care Tools Act:  H.R. 1347, amended, to amend 
title III of the Public Health Service Act to provide for the establishment 
and implementation of concussion management guidelines with respect to 
school-aged children;
  Pages H7379-80
  Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Reauthorization Act of 2010: S. 3751, 
to amend the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005;
  Page H7380
  HEART for Women Act:  H.R. 1032, amended, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, 
and Cosmetic Act and the Public Health Service Act to improve the 
prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart disease, stroke, and other 
cardiovascular diseases in women;
  Page H7380
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To amend the Public Health 
Service Act to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart 
disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases in women.''.
Page H7380
  Scleroderma Research and Awareness Act:  H.R. 2408, amended, to expand the 
research and awareness activities of the National Institute of Arthritis and 
Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases and the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention with respect to scleroderma;
  Page H7380
  Bone Marrow Failure Disease Research and Treatment Act:  H.R. 1230, 
amended, to amend the

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Public Health Service Act to provide for the establishment of a National 
Acquired Bone Marrow Failure Disease Registry, to authorize research on 
acquired bone marrow failure diseases;
  Page H7380
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To amend the Public Health 
Service Act to provide for research on acquired bone marrow failure 
diseases, minority-focused programs on such diseases, and the development of 
best practices for diagnosis of and care for individuals with such 
diseases.''.
Page H7380
  Reauthorizing and enhancing Johanna's Law: H.R. 2941, amended, to 
reauthorize and enhance Johanna's Law to increase public awareness and 
knowledge with respect to gynecologic cancers;
  Page H7380
  Birth Defects Prevention, Risk Reduction, and Awareness Act of 2010: H.R. 
5462, amended, to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, 
acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention, to establish and implement a birth defects prevention, risk 
reduction, and public awareness program; and
  Page H7380
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To amend title III of the 
Public Health Service Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services to establish and implement a birth defects prevention, risk 
reduction, and public awareness program.''.
Page H7380
  Arthritis Prevention, Control, and Cure Act:  H.R. 1210, amended, to amend 
the Public Health Service Act to provide for arthritis research and public 
health.
  Page H7380
United States Secret Service Uniformed Division Modernization Act:  The 
House concurred in the Senate amendment to the House amendment to S. 1510, 
to transfer statutory entitlements to pay and hours of work authorized by 
the District of Columbia Code for current members of the United States 
Secret Service Uniformed Division from the District of Columbia Code to the 
United States Code.
  Pages H7380-83
Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010: The House concurred in the Senate 
amendments to the House amendments to the Senate amendment to H.R. 3619, to 
authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal year 2010. 
                                                              Pages H7383-84
Mount Stevens and Ted Stevens Icefield Designation Act:  The House agreed to 
discharge and pass S. 3802, to designate a mountain and icefield in the 
State of Alaska as the ``Mount Stevens'' and ``Ted Stevens Icefield'', 
respectively.
  Page H7384-85
Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he 
transmitted a notification that an Executive Order was issued with respect 
to the national emergency declared in response to the actions and policies 
of the Government of Iran--referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and 
ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 111-147).
  Pages H7275-76
Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate today appear on pages 
H7342, H7372 and H7379.
Senate Referral: S. 3774 was held at the desk.
  Page H7372
Quorum Calls--Votes: Seventeen yea-and-nay votes and four recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H7226, H7228, 
H7228-29, H7229-30, H7256, H7256-57, H7257-58, H7258, H7259, H7272-73, 
H7273, H7274, H7274-75, H7368-69, H7369-70, H7370, H7370-71, H7371-72, 
H7372, H7376-77 and H7377. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and at 1:04 a.m. on September 30, 
2010, pursuant to the provisions of H. Con. Res. 321, the House stands 
adjourned until 2 p.m. on Monday, November 15, 2010.


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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings

[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1043-D1046]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

Committee Meetings
DEFENSE DEPARTMENT'S EFFICIENCY INITIATIVE
Committee on Armed Services: Held a hearing on the Department of Defense's 
efficiency initiative. Testimony was heard from the following officials of 
the Department of Defense: William J. Lynn, III, Deputy Secretary; Ashton 
Carter, Under Secretary, Acquisition, Technology and Logistics; and GEN 
James E. Cartwright, USMC, Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff.
MILITARY TREATMENT FACILITY MULTI-RESISTANT INFECTIONS
Committee on Armed Services; Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations 
held a hearing on Fighting Superbugs: DOD's Response to Multidrug-Resistant 
Infections in Military Treatment Facilities. Testimony was heard from the 
following officials of the Department of Defense: Jack Smith, M.D., Acting 
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Clinical and Program Policy, Office of the 
Assistant Secretary, Health Affairs; COL Jonathan Jaffin, M.D., USA, 
Director, Health Policy and Services, Office of the Surgeon General; COL 
Duane Hospenthal, M.D., USA. Infectious Diseases Consultant to the U.S. Army 
Surgeon General; COL James D. Collier, M.D., USAF, Assistant Surgeon 
General, Health Care Operations, Office of the Surgeon General; LTC Michael 
Forgione, M.D., USAF, Service Advisor, Infectious Disease Clinical Research 
Program; CAPT Gregory Martin, USN, Program Director, Infectious Disease 
Clinical Research Program; and Judith F. English, Infection Control 
Consultant.
SMALL BUSINESS DEFENSE CONTRACTING
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional 
Threats, and Capabilities held a hearing on small business' role and 
opportunities in restoring affordability to the Department of Defense. 
Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of 
Defense: Zachary J.

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Lemnios, Director, Defense Research and Engineering; and Linda B. Oliver, 
Acting Director, Office of Small Business Programs.
HOUSING FINANCE OUTLOOK
Committee on Financial Services: Held a hearing entitled ``The Future of 
Housing Finance--A Review of Proposals to Address Market Structure and 
Transition.'' Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
DISABLED INCLUSIVE HOME DESIGN
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Housing and Community 
Opportunity held a hearing entitled ``The Inclusive Home Design Act.'' 
Testimony was heard from Representative Schakowsky; and public witnesses.
TRADE FINANCING'S ROLE IN DOUBLING EXPORTS
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations and the Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and 
Trade held a joint hearing entitled ``Ex-Im Bank Oversight: The Role of 
Trade Finance in Doubling Exports over Five Years.'' Testimony was heard 
from the following officials of the Export-Import Bank of the United States; 
Fred P. Hochberg, Chairman and President; and Osvaldo Luis Gratacos, Acting 
Inspector General; Loren Yager, Director, International Affairs and Trade, 
GAO; and a public witness.
ADVANCES AGAINST HIV/AIDS
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Held a hearing on PEPFAR: From Emergency to 
Sustainability and Advances Against HIV/AIDS. Testimony was heard from Eric 
Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Department of State; the following 
officials of the Department of Health and Human Services: Anthony S. Fauci, 
M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases 
(NIAID), NIH, and Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., Director, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention, and Administrator, Agency for Toxic Substances and 
Disease Registry; and public witnesses.
U.S. POLICY TOWARD PACIFIC ISLANDS NATIONS
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and the 
Global Environment held a hearing on Renewed Engagement: U.S. Policy Toward 
Pacific Island Nations. Testimony was heard from the following officials of 
the Department of State: Kurt M. Campbell, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of 
East Asian and Pacific Affairs; and Frank Young, Senior Deputy Assistant, 
Administrator, Bureau for Asia, U.S. Agency for International Development; 
and Derek J. Mitchell, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Asian and 
Pacific Security Affairs, Department of Defense.
COUNTERING JIHADIST WEBSITES:
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation 
and Trade held a hearing on U.S. Strategy for Countering Jihadist Websites. 
Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
DISASTER RELIEF DELIVERY MANAGEMENT
Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Emergency Communications, 
Preparedness and Response held a hearing entitled ``Emergency Logistics 
Management: Transforming the Delivery of Disaster Relief for the 21st 
Century. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department 
of Homeland Security: Matt Jadacki, Assistant Inspector General, Emergency 
Management Oversight, Office of Inspector General; and Eric Smith, Assistant 
Administrator, Logistics Management Directorate, FEMA; and a public witness.
HOMELAND SECURITY INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS FOR BROADER COMMUNITIES
Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information 
Sharing and Terrorist Risk Assessment held a hearing entitled ``Is the 
Office of Intelligence and Analysis Adequately Connected to the Broader 
Homeland Communities?'' Testimony was heard from Caryn A. Wagner, Under 
Secretary, Intelligence and Analysis, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, 
Department of Homeland Security.
COMPREHENSIVE ALCOHOL REGULATORY EFFECTIVENESS ACT
Committee on the Judiciary: Held a hearing on H.R. 5034, Comprehensive 
Alcohol Regulatory Effectiveness (CARE) Act of 2010. Testimony was heard 
from Representatives Thompson of California, Braley of Iowa, Radanovich, 
DeFazio, Towns, and Gary G. Miller of California; Mark L. Shurtleff, 
Attorney General, State of Utah; and public witnesses.
COURTROOM ACCESS TO JUSTICE--ADMINISTRATION-SECURITY
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy 
held a hearing on Courtroom Use: Access to Justice, Effective Judicial 
Administration, and Courtroom Security. Testimony was heard from 
Representative Cooper; Mark L. Goldstein, Director, Physical Infrastructure, 
GAO; Robert A. Peck, Commissioner of Public Buildings, GSA; Michael A. 
Ponsor, U.S. District Judge, District of Massachusetts; Robert J. Conrad, 
Jr., Chief Judge, Western District of North Carolina; and a public witness.
SECOND CHANCE ACT REAUTHORIZATION
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland 
Security held a hearing on Reauthorization of the Second Chance Act. 
Testimony was heard from Gladyse Taylor, Acting Director, Department of 
Correction, State of Illinois; and public witnesses.

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DEPARTMENTAL REPORT REQUEST ON THE BENEFICIARY OF A PRIVATE BILL
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, 
Refugees, Border Security, and International Law met and approved a request 
to the Department of Homeland Security for the Departmental Report on the 
Beneficiary of H.R. 5401, For the relief of Allan Bolor Kelley.
NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH/DEVELOPMENT
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on Domestic 
Policy held a hearing entitled, ``From Molecules to Minds: The Future of 
Neuroscience Research and Development.'' Testimony was heard from the 
following officials of NIH, Department of Health and Human Services: Thomas 
R. Insel, M.D., Director, National Institute of Mental Health, and Walter J. 
Koroshetz, M.D., Deputy Director, National Institute for Neurological 
Disorders and Stroke; Joel Kupersmith, M.D., Chief Research and Development 
Officer, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs; 
Terry Rauch, Director, Defense Medical Research and Development Program, 
Office of the Assistant Secretary, Health Affairs, Department of Defense; 
and public witnesses.
JAMES ZADROGA 9/11 HEALTH AND COMPENSATION ACT OF 2010; CURRENCY REFORM FOR 
FAIR TRADE ACT; SENATE AMENDMENTS TO INTELLIGENCE AUTHORIZATION ACT FY 2010
Committee on Rules: Granted, by a non-record vote, a single rule providing 
for consideration of (1) H.R. 847, the ``James Zadroga 9/11 Health and 
Compensation Act of 2010,'' (2) H.R. 2378, the ``Currency Reform for Fair 
Trade Act,'' and (3) the Senate amendment to H.R. 2701, the ``Intelligence 
Authorization Act of 2010.''
  With respect to H.R. 847, the rule grants a closed rule providing one hour 
of debate in the House, with 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by 
the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce, 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking 
minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary, and 10 minutes equally 
divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the 
Committee on Ways and Means.
  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of H.R. 847 
except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. In lieu of the 
amendments recommended by the Committee on Energy and Commerce and the 
Committee on the Judiciary, the amendment in the nature of a substitute 
printed in the report of the Committee on Rules shall be considered as 
adopted. The rule provides that the bill, as amended, shall be considered as 
read. The rule waives all points of order against the bill, as amended. The 
rule provides one motion to recommit H.R. 847 with or without instructions.
  With respect to H.R. 2378, the rule grants a closed rule providing one 
hour of debate in the House equally divided and controlled by the chair and 
ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means. The rule waives 
all points of order against consideration of the bill except for clauses 9 
and 10 of Rule XXI. The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended 
by the Committee on Ways and Means shall be considered as adopted and the 
bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of 
order against provisions of the bill, as amended. The rule provides one 
motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  With respect to the Senate amendment to H.R. 2701, the rule makes in order 
a motion offered by the chair of the Permanent Select Committee on 
Intelligence or his designee that the House concur in the Senate amendment. 
All points of order against the motion are waived except those arising under 
clause 10 of rule XXI. The motion is debatable for one hour equally divided 
and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Intelligence 
Committee. The rule provides that the Senate amendment and the motion shall 
be considered as read. Testimony was heard from Representatives Engel, 
Nadler, Maloney, and Chairmen Levin and Reyes.
CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2011
Committee on Rules: Granted, by a non-record vote, a rule providing for 
consideration of the Senate amendments to H.R. 3081, the ``Continuing 
Appropriations Act, 2011.'' The rule makes in order a motion offered by the 
chair of the Committee on Appropriations or his designee that the House 
concur in the Senate amendments to H.R. 3081. The rule provides one hour of 
debate on the motion equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking 
minority member of the Committee on Appropriations. The rule waives all 
points of order against consideration of the motion except those arising 
under clause 10 of rule XXI. Finally, the rule provides that the Senate 
amendments and the motion shall be considered as read. Testimony was heard 
from heard from Chairman Obey.
INVESTMENTS IN SCIENCE U.S. COMPETITIVENESS
Committee on Science and Technology: Held a hearing on Averting the Storm: 
How Investments in Science Will Secure the Competitiveness and Economic 
Future of the U.S. Testimony was heard from Norman R. Augustine, former 
under Secretary of the Army; and public witnesses.
RECOVERY ACT TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Held a hearing on Recovery 
Act Transportation and Infrastructure Projects: Impacts on Local Communities 
and Business. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

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U.S FLAGGED VESSELS IN U.S. FOREIGN TRADE
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Coast Guard 
and Maritime Transportation held a hearing on Continuing Examination of U.S. 
Flagged Vessels in U.S. Foreign Trade. Testimony was heard from David 
Matsuda, Acting Administrator, Maritime Administration, Department of 
Transportation.
FEDERAL CONTRACTOR COMPLIANCE
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity held a 
hearing on Federal Contractor Compliance. Testimony was heard from Les Jin, 
Deputy Director, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Department 
of Labor; Jan R. Frye, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Acquisition and 
Logistics, Department of Veterans Affairs; representatives of veterans 
organizations; and public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Veterans Affairs: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on the 
following bills: H.R. 3843, Transparency for America's Heroes Act; H.R. 
4041, To authorize certain improvements in the Federal Recovery Coordinator 
Programs; H.R. 5428, To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to educate 
certain staff of the Department of Veterans Affairs and to inform veterans 
about the Injured and Amputee Veterans Bill of Rights; H.R. 5543, To amend 
title 38, United States Code, to repeal the prohibition on collective 
bargaining with respect to matters and questions regarding compensation of 
employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs other than rates of basic 
pay; H.R. 5516, Access to Appropriate Immunizations for Veterans Act of 
2010; H.R. 5641, Heroes at Home Act; H.R. 5996, To direct the Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of 
veterans with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; H.R. 6123, Veterans' 
Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitative Services' Improvements Act of 2010; 
and H.R. 6127, Extension of Health Care Eligibility for Veterans Who Served 
at Qrmat Ali, and Draft Legislation. Testimony was heard from 
Representatives Filner, Sestak, Barrow, Pingree and Stearns; Robert L. 
Jesse, M.D., Principal Deputy Under Secretary, Health, Veterans Health 
Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs; and representatives of 
veterans organizations.
BRIEFINGS--SUPPLY CHAIN THREATS; THREAT ASSESSMENTS UPDATE
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Meet in executive session to 
receive a briefing on Supply Chain Threats. The Committee was briefed by 
departmental witnesses.
  The Committee also met in executive session to receive a briefing on 
Threat Assessments Update. The Committee was briefed by Michael Leiter, 
Director, National Counterterrorism Center, Office of the Director of 
National Intelligence.
Joint Meetings
YUKOS OIL COMPANY
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: Commission concluded a 
hearing to examine charges against Mikhail Khodorkovsky's Yukos Oil Company, 
after receiving testimony from Vadim Klyuvgant, Moscow, Russia.
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[Daily Digest]
[Page D1046]
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                             NEW PUBLIC LAWS

        (For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D1027)
  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. Signed on September 27, 2010. 
(Public Law 111-240)
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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2010-09-30

[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1046-D1047]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2010

          (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

                                 Senate

  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Business meeting to 
consider S. 118, to amend section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959, to 
improve the program under such section for supportive housing for the 
elderly, and S. 1481, to amend section 811 of the Cranston-Gonzalez 
National Affordable Housing Act to improve the program under such section 
for supportive housing for persons with disabilities; to be immediately 
followed by a hearing to examine implementing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street 
Reform and Consumer Protection Act, 10 a.m., SD-538.
  Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy, to 
hold hearings to examine the role of strategic minerals in clean energy 
technologies and other applications, including S. 3521, to provide for 
the reestablishment of a domestic rare earths materials production and 
supply industry in the United States, 10 a.m., SD-366.
  Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: to hold hearings 
to examine the Federal investment in for-profit education, focusing on if 
students are succeeding, 10 a.m., SD-124.
  Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Ad Hoc 
Subcommittee on State, Local, and Private Sector Preparedness and 
Integration, to hold hearings to examine earthquake preparedness, 
focusing on what the United States can learn from the 2010 Chilean and 
Haitian earthquakes, 10:30 a.m., SD-342.
  Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal 
Workforce, and the District of Columbia, to hold hearings to examine 
implementation, improvement, sustainability, focusing on management 
matters at the Department of Homeland Security, 2:30 p.m., SD-342.

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                                  House

  Committee on the Budget, hearing on Defense Department Budget 
initiatives, 2 p.m., 210 Cannon.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health, hearing on 
the recently released discussion draft on drug safety legislation, 10 
a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on Foreign Affairs, hearing on Out of the Shadows: The Global 
Fight Against Human Trafficking, 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Asia, The Pacific and The Global Environment, hearing 
on Cambodia's Small Debt: When Will the U.S. Forgive? 2 p.m., 2172 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, 
Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology, hearing entitled ``The 
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office: Can It Overcome Past Problems and 
Chart a New Direction?'' 2 p.m., 311 Cannon.
  Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, 
Refugees, Border Security, and International Law, hearing on the Role of 
Immigration in Strengthening America's Economy, 9:30 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, hearing to examine the 
circumstances surrounding the recall of over 135 million bottles of 
infant and children's medicines produced by Johnson & Johnson/McNeil 
Consumer Healthcare, 10 a.m., 210-HVC.
  Subcommittee on Domestic Policy, hearing entitled, ``Are `Superweeds' 
an Outgrowth of USDA Biotech Policy? (Part II),'' 2:00 p.m., 2203 
Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Governmental Management, Organization and Procurement, 
executive, briefing to discuss recently proposed efficiency and 
organizational initiatives within the Department of Defense, 2 p.m., 2218 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Science and Technology, Subcommittee on Technology and 
Innovation, hearing on Standards for Health IT: Meaningful Use and 
Beyond, 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on 
Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management, hearing 
on The Congressional Workplace; Safety Concerns and Future Plans, 2 p.m., 
2167 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, hearing on impact of 
Green Infrastructure and Low Impact Development on the Nation's Water 
Quality, Economy and Communities, 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs, hearing on the True Cost of the War, 10 
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Daily Digest/Next Meeting of the SENATE + Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES + Other End Matter

[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1047-D1048]
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_______________________________________________________________________

                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                     11:30 a.m., Friday, October 1 
                            __________
                            
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Friday: Senate will meet in a pro forma session.
              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                      2 p.m., Monday, November 15
                            __________
                            
                             House Chamber
Program for Monday: To be announced.
_______________________________________________________________________

            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue

                   HOUSE
       
     Ackerman, Gary L., N.Y., E1822
     Aderholt, Robert B., Ala., E1802
     Adler, John H., N.J., E1797, E1844
     Alexander, Rodney, La., E1795
     Austria, Steve, Ohio, E1797
     Bachmann, Michele, Minn., E1832
     Baldwin, Tammy, Wisc., E1834, E1840
     Becerra, Xavier, Calif., E1810
     Berman, Howard L., Calif., E1854
     Berry, Marion, Ark., E1837, E1839
     Biggert, Judy, Ill., E1867
     Bishop, Sanford D., Jr., Ga., E1831, E1839, E1846
     Bishop, Timothy H., N.Y., E1859
     Blackburn, Marsha, Tenn., E1817
     Blumenauer, Earl, Ore., E1815, E1839, E1845, E1847
     Boehner, John A., Ohio, E1828
     Bonner, Jo, Ala., E1866, E1868, E1870, E1872, E1874, E1876
     Bordallo, Madeleine Z., Guam, E1825, E1869, E1875
     Boucher, Rick, Va., E1837
     Broun, Paul C., Ga., E1827
     Brown-Waite, Ginny, Fla., E1835
     Calvert, Ken, Calif., E1826, E1841, E1847, E1852, E1856
     Campbell, John, Calif., E1836
     Capps, Lois, Calif., E1806, E1823
     Carnahan, Russ, Mo., E1800, E1845
     Castle, Michael N., Del., E1806
     Castor, Kathy, Fla., E1818, E1834
     Cleaver, Emanuel, Mo., E1847, E1851
     Clyburn, James E., S.C., E1830, E1874, E1876
     Coffman, Mike, Colo., E1815
     Cohen, Steve, Tenn., E1853
     Conaway, K. Michael, Tex., E1831
     Connolly, Gerald E., Va., E1850, E1855
     Conyers, John, Jr., Mich., E1838
     Cooper, Jim, Tenn., E1848, E1850, E1866
     Costello, Jerry F., Ill., E1796, E1817, E1829, E1841
     Courtney, Joe, Conn., E1859
     Cummings, Elijah E., Md., E1795
     Davis, Danny K., Ill., E1877
     DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E1801, E1804, E1820, E1827, E1833, 
     E1843, E1869
     Diaz-Balart, Mario, Fla., E1828, E1851, E1860
     Dingell, John D., Mich., E1844, E1848
     Djou, Charles K,, Hawaii, E1805
     Duncan, John J., Jr., Tenn., E1799
     Edwards, Donna F., Md., E1807
     Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E1804, E1861
     Etheridge, Bob, N.C., E1868
     Faleomavaega, Eni F.H., American Samoa, E1852, E1861
     Farr, Sam, Calif., E1800
     Fattah, Chaka, Pa., E1812
     Filner, Bob, Calif., E1857
     Foster, Bill, Ill., E1877
     Fox, Virginia, N.C., E1859
     Frelinghuysen, Rodney P., N.J., E1803, E1821, E1844
     Fudge, Marcia L., Ohio, E1816
     Garrett, Scott, N.J., E1798
     Gingrey, Phil, Ga., E1854, E1858
     Goodlatte, Bob, Va., E1793
     Grayson, Alan, Fla., E1871
     Green, Gene, Tex., E1813
     Hall, John J., N.Y., E1861
     Halvorson, Deborah L., Ill., E1822
     Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E1800, E1828, E1839, E1845
     Hastings, Doc, Wash., E1858
     Hensarling, Jeb, Tex., E1854
     Holt, Rush D., N.J., E1804, E1814
     Honda, Michael M., Calif., E1825
     Hunter, Duncan, Calif., E1829
     Inslee, Jay, Wash., E1813, E1855, E1857
     Israel, Steve, N.Y., E1846, E1848
     Jackson, Jesse L., Jr., Ill., E1812
     Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E1860
     Kagen, Steve, Wisc., E1815, E1819, E1843
     Kanjorski, Paul E., Pa., E1801, E1819, E1827, E1829, E1833, 
     E1841
     Kaptur, Marcy, Ohio, E1864
     Kennedy, Patrick J., R.I., E1838
     Kildee, Dale E., Mich., E1821, E1823, E1836, E1842, E1844
     Kilroy, Mary Jo, Ohio, E1824
     Kind, Ron, Wisc., E1799
     King, Peter T., N.Y., E1822, E1861
     Kingston, Jack, Ga., E1823
     Kucinich, Dennis J., Ohio, E1796, E1797, E1799, E1801, E1802, 
     E1804, E1813, E1856
     Lamborn, Doug, Colo., E1869, E1875
     Langevin, James R., R.I., E1794, E1833, E1857
     Latham, Tom, Iowa, E1795, E1807
     Lipinski, Daniel, Ill., E1838, E1845, E1863
     Lowey, Nita M., N.Y., E1869
     McCarthy, Kevin, Calif., E1865, E1867, E1874
     McCaul, Michael T., Tex., E1871, E1877
     McCollum, Betty, Minn., E1846, E1863
     McCotter, Thaddeus G., Mich., E1824
     McGovern, James P., Mass., E1794, E1862
     McNerney, Jerry, Calif., E1857
     Maffei, Daniel B., N.Y., E1798
     Marchant, Kenny, Tex., E1793, E1835, E1840
     Markey, Edward J., Mass., E1830
     Matsui, Doris O., Calif., E1849, E1853, E1870
     Meeks, Gregory W., N.Y., E1803
     Michaud, Michael H., Me., E1798, E1802, E1820, E1827, E1833, 
     E1844
     Miller, Gary G., Calif., E1819
     Miller, Jeff, Fla., E1865, E1870, E1871, E1876
     Mollohan, Alan B., W.Va., E1823
     Moran, James P., Va., E1832, E1837
     Moran, Jerry, Kans., E1835
     Neugebauer, Randy, Tex., E1817, E1842
     Norton, Eleanor Holmes, D.C., E1857
     Pallone, Frank, Jr., N.J., E1803
     Paul, Ron, Tex., E1864
     Perriello, Thomas S.P., Va., E1811
     Petri, Thomas E., Wisc., E1793
     Platts, Todd Russell, Pa., E1877
     Poe, Ted, Tex., E1802, E1816, E1821, E1842, E1849
     Pomeroy, Earl, N.D., E1863
     Quigley, Mike, Ill., E1822
     Radanovich, George, Calif., E1812, E1819, E1843
     Rahall, Nick J., II, W.Va., E1814, E1824, E1826
     Rangel, Charles B., N.Y., E1860
     Reichert, David G., Wash., E1849
     Reyes, Silvestre, Tex., E1866
     Richardson, Laura, Calif., E1798
     Roe, David P., Tenn., E1854
     Rush, Bobby L., Ill., E1807
     Sanchez, Loretta, Calif., E1828
     Sarbanes, John P., Md., E1825, E1842
     Schiff, Adam B., Calif., E1797, E1813, E1815, E1817, E1818, 
     E1820, E1822
     Schmidt, Jean, Ohio, E1870
     Schwartz, Allyson Y., Pa., E1808
     Scott, Robert C. ``Bobby'', Va., E1850, E1853, E1855, E1858, 
     E1868
     Sestak, Joe, Pa., E1794
     Sherman, Brad, Calif., E1874
     Shuster, Bill, Pa., E1831
     Skelton, Ike, Mo., E1806, E1830, E1840
     Smith, Adam, Wash., E1811, E1846, E1847, E1859, E1863
     Smith, Christopher H., N.J., E1872
     Smith, Lamar, Tex., E1818, E1831, E1840
     Space, Zachary T., Ohio, E1808, E1812
     Spratt, John M., Jr., S.C., E1836
     Stearns, Cliff, Fla., E1814
     Thompson, Mike, Calif., E1800
     Tonko, Paul, N.Y., E1870
     Towns, Edolphus, N.Y., E1849, E1854
     Turner, Michael R., Ohio, E1835
     Walden, Greg, Ore., E1811, E1832, E1855
     Wasserman Schultz, Debbie, Fla., E1867
     Waters, Maxine, Calif., E1851, E1858
     Waxman, Henry A., Calif., E1806
     Weiner, Anthony D., N.Y., E1836
     Westmoreland, Lynn A., Ga., E1866
     Whitfield, Ed, Ky., E1796, E1805, E1835
     Wolf, Frank R., Va., E1808, E1814
     Woolsey, Lynn C., Calif., E1834
     Wu, David, Ore., E1832, E1849
     Young, Don, Alaska, E1824
       


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