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                                         Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S8963-S10233
Measures Introduced: Two bills and one resolution were introduced, as 
follows: S. 4025-4026, and S. Res. 701.
  Page S9022
Measures Reported:
  S. 674, to amend chapter 41 of title 5, United States Code, to 
provide for the establishment and authorization of funding for certain 
training programs for supervisors of Federal employees, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 111-364)
  S. 3335, to require Congress to establish a unified and searchable 
database on a public website for congressional earmarks as called for 
by the President in his 2010 State of the Union Address to Congress, 
with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 111-365)
  H.R. 4973, to amend the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 to reauthorize 
volunteer programs and community partnerships for national wildlife 
refuges. (S. Rept. No. 111-366)
  H.R. 5282, to provide funds to the Army Corps of Engineers to hire 
veterans and members of the Armed Forces to assist the Corps with 
curation and historic preservation activities. (S. Rept. No. 111-367)
  S. 1078, to authorize a comprehensive national cooperative geospatial 
imagery mapping program through the United States Geological Survey, to 
promote use of the program for education, workforce training and 
development, and applied research, and to support Federal, State, 
tribal, and local government programs, with an amendment in the nature 
of a substitute.
  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, with amendments.
  S. 3490, to clarify the rights and responsibilities of Federal 
entities in the spectrum relocation process, with an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute.
  S. 3614, to authorize the establishment of a Maritime Center of 
Expertise for Maritime Oil Spill and Hazardous Substance Release 
Response, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Page S9021
Measures Passed:
  Preserving Foreign Criminal Assets for Forfeiture Act: Committee on 
the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. 4005, to 
amend title 28, United States Code, to prevent the proceeds or 
instrumentalities of foreign crime located in the United States from 
being shielded from foreign forfeiture proceedings, and the bill was 
then passed.
  Page S10232
House Message:
Airport and Airway Extension Act--Agreement: Senate continued 
consideration of the amendment of the House of Representatives to the 
amendment of the Senate to H.R. 4853, to amend the Internal Revenue 
Code of 1986 to extend the funding and expenditure authority of the 
Airport and Airway Trust Fund, to amend title 49, United States Code, 
to extend authorizations for the airport improvement program, taking 
action on the following motions and amendments proposed thereto: 
                                                      Pages S8964-S9021
Pending:
  Reid motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment 
of the Senate to the bill, with Reid/McConnell Modified Amendment No. 
4753 (to the House amendment to the Senate amendment), in the nature of 
a substitute.
Page S8964
  Reid Amendment No. 4754 (to Amendment No. 4753), to change the 
enactment date.
Page S8964
  A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that all 
post-cloture time be considered expired when the Senate resumes 
consideration of the House message with respect to H.R. 4853, at 11 
a.m., on Wednesday, December 15, 2010, except for the time provided 
under this agreement, and there be 1 hour remaining for debate, divided 
as follows: 10 minutes each under the control of the two Leaders, or 
their designees; Senators DeMint, Coburn, Landrieu, and Sanders; that 
the following be the only motions to suspend the rules in order during

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the duration of this agreement: Coburn motion to suspend with respect 
to amendment no. 4765; DeMint motion to suspend with respect to 
amendment no. 4804; Sanders motion to suspend with respect to amendment 
no. 4809; further, that upon the use or yielding back of all time, 
Senate vote on disposition of the motions in the order listed; that 
upon disposition of the listed motions, no further motions or 
amendments be in order; further, that if any motion is successful, then 
the second-degree amendment be withdrawn and Senate vote immediately on 
the amendment covered under any successful motion; that if no motion is 
successful, the second-degree amendment be withdrawn, and without 
further intervening action or debate, Senate vote on the Reid motion to 
concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to 
the bill, with Reid/McConnell Modified Amendment No. 4753 (to the House 
amendment to the Senate amendment), (listed above); that upon 
disposition of the House message, Senate proceed to a period of morning 
business until 2:15 p.m., with Senators permitted to speak for up to 10 
minutes each.
Page S9015
  A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that Senator 
Voinovich be recognized at 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 
to bid farewell to the Senate for up to 20 minutes; further, that at 
2:15 p.m., on Tuesday, December 21, 2010, Senator Specter be recognized 
to deliver his farewell to the Senate; provided further, that on 
Wednesday, December 15, 2010, upon the conclusion of the vote on 
proceeding to Executive Session, Senate return to Legislative Session 
in order for Senator Lincoln to say farewell to the Senate; that at the 
conclusion of her remarks and any of her colleagues, Senate then resume 
executive session at the same status prior to Senator Lincoln's 
recognition in legislative session.
Page S9021
Messages from the House:
  Page S9021
Measures Referred:
  Page S9021
Enrolled Bills Presented:
  Page S9021
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Pages S9021-22
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S9022-23
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S9023-24
Additional Statements
  Page S10232
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S9024-S9278
Notices of Intent:
  Page S9278
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S9278
Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S9278
Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 9:24 p.m, 
until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 15, 2010. (For Senate's program, 
see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings

[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1190-D1191]
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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION
Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
Littoral Combat Ship acquisition in review of the Defense Authorization 
Request for fiscal year 2011 and the Future Years Defense Program, 
after receiving testimony from Raymond E. Mabus, Jr., Secretary, Sean 
J. Stackley, Assistant Secretary for Research, Development and 
Acquisition, Admiral Gary Roughead, USN, Chief of Naval Operations, 
Rear Admiral Frank C. Pandolfe, USN, Director, Surface Warfare Division 
OPNAV N86, all of the Navy, Department of Defense; Eric J. Labs, Senior 
Analyst for Naval Forces and Weapons, Congressional Budget Office; 
Ronald O'Rourke, Specialist in Naval Affairs, Congressional Research 
Service, Library of Congress; and Paul L. Francis, Managing Director, 
Acquisition and Sourcing Management, Government Accountability Office.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee ordered 
favorably reported the nomination of Joseph A. Smith, Jr., of North 
Carolina, to be Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee ordered favorably reported 
the following business items:
  S. 3688, to establish an international professional exchange program;
  S. 1633, to require the Secretary of Homeland Security, in 
consultation with the Secretary of State, to establish a program to 
issue Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Cards, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 3798, to authorize appropriations of United States assistance to 
help eliminate conditions in foreign prisons and other detention 
facilities that do not meet minimum human standards of health, 
sanitation, and safety, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute;
  S. Con. Res. 71, recognizing the United States national interest in 
helping to prevent and mitigate acts of genocide and other mass 
atrocities against civilians, and supporting and encouraging efforts to 
develop a whole of government approach to prevent and mitigate such 
acts, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

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  S. Res. 680, supporting international tiger conservation efforts and 
the upcoming Global Tiger Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, with 
amendments;
  S. 2982, to combat international violence against women and girls, 
with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S.J. Res. 37, calling upon the President to issue a proclamation 
recognizing the 35th anniversary of the Helsinki Final Act, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  Treaty between the Government of the United States of America and the 
Government of the Republic of Rwanda Concerning the Encouragement and 
Reciprocal Protection of Investment, signed at Kigali on February 19, 
2008 (Treaty Doc. 110-23), with one declaration;
  International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and 
Agriculture, adopted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the 
United Nations on November 3, 2001, and signed by the United States on 
November 1, 2002 (the ``Treaty'') (Treaty Doc. 110-19), with one 
understanding and one declaration; and
  The nominations of Thomas R. Nides, of the District of Columbia, to 
be Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources, William R. 
Brownfield, of Texas, to be Assistant Secretary for International 
Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Larry Leon Palmer, of Georgia, 
to be Ambassador to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Gregory J. 
Nickels, of Washington, to be an Alternate Representative to the Sixty-
fifth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, Carol 
Fulp, of Massachusetts, to be a Representative to the Sixty-fifth 
Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, Jeanne Shaheen, 
of New Hampshire, to be a Representative to the Sixty-fifth Session of 
the General Assembly of the United Nations, Roger F. Wicker, of 
Mississippi, to be a Representative to the Sixty-fifth Session of the 
General Assembly of the United Nations, and James Franklin Jeffrey, 
Nancy J. Powell, and Earl A. Wayne, all for the personal rank of Career 
Ambassador in recognition of especially distinguished service over a 
sustained period, all of the Department of State, Paige Eve Alexander, 
of Georgia, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States 
Agency for International Development, and Alan J. Patricof, of New 
York, and Mark Green, of Wisconsin, both to be a Member of the Board of 
Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and Kevin Glenn 
Nealer, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the 
Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and a routine list in the 
Foreign Service.


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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

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[Pages D1191-D1192]
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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 3 public bills, H.R. 6519-
6521; and 4 resolutions, H. Res. 1759-1762 were introduced. 
                                                             Page H8353
Additional Cosponsors:
  Page H8353
Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows:
  H.R. 848, to provide parity in radio performance rights under title 
17, United States Code, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. 
Rept. 111-680).
Page H8353
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed 
Representative Peters to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H8295
Recess: The House recessed at 12:42 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m. 
                                                             Page H8297
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Amending the Act of August 9, 1955, to authorize the Coquille Indian 
Tribe, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, the Confederated 
Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw, the Klamath Tribes, and 
the Burns Paiute Tribe to obtain 99-year lease authority for trust 
land: S. 1448, to amend the Act of August 9, 1955, to authorize the 
Coquille Indian Tribe, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, the 
Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw, the Klamath 
Tribes, and the Burns Paiute Tribe to obtain 99-year lease authority 
for trust land;
  Pages H8298-99
  Amending the Act of August 9, 1955, to modify a provision relating to 
leases involving certain Indian tribes: S. 2906, to amend the Act of 
August 9, 1955, to modify a provision relating to leases involving 
certain Indian tribes;
  Pages H8299-H8300
  Hoh Indian Tribe Safe Homelands Act: Concurred in the Senate 
amendments to H.R. 1061, to transfer certain land to the United States 
to be held in trust for the Hoh Indian Tribe and to place land into 
trust for the Hoh Indian Tribe;
  Pages H8300-02

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  Longline Catcher Processor Subsector Single Fishery Cooperative Act: 
S. 1609, to authorize a single fisheries cooperative for the Bering Sea 
Aleutian Islands longline catcher processor subsector;
  Pages H8302-04
  Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site 
Designation Act: S. 1405, to redesignate the Longfellow National 
Historic Site, Massachusetts, as the ``Longfellow House-Washington's 
Headquarters National Historic Site'', by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 
364 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 628; 
                                               Pages H8304-05, H8329-30
  FOR VETS Act of 2010: 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; 
                                                         Pages H8307-08
  Museum and Library Services Act of 2010: S. 3984, to amend and extend 
the Museum and Library Services Act;
  Pages H8318-21
  National Foundation on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition Establishment 
Act: S. 1275, to establish a National Foundation on Physical Fitness 
and Sports to carry out activities to support and supplement the 
mission of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports; 
                                                         Pages H8321-24
  Directing the Administrator of General Services to convey a parcel of 
real property in Houston, Texas, to the Military Museum of Texas: H.R. 
6510, to direct the Administrator of General Services to convey a 
parcel of real property in Houston, Texas, to the Military Museum of 
Texas, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 363 yeas with none voting 
``nay'', Roll No. 630; and
  Pages H8326-28, H8330-31
  Making technical corrections to provisions of law enacted by the 
Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010: H.R. 6516, to make technical 
corrections to provisions of law enacted by the Coast Guard 
Authorization Act of 2010.
  Pages H8328-29
Recess: The House recessed at 5:01 p.m. and reconvened at 6 p.m. 
                                                             Page H8329
Suspension--Failed: The House failed to agree to suspend the rules and 
pass the following measure:
  Census Oversight Efficiency and Management Reform Act of 2010: S. 
3167, to amend title 13 of the United States Code to provide for a 5-
year term of office for the Director of the Census and to provide for 
the authority and duties of the Director and Deputy Director of the 
Census, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 201 yeas to 167 nays, Roll No. 
629.
  Pages H8311-18, H8330
Suspensions--Proceedings Postponed: The House debated the following 
measures under suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were 
postponed:
  Recognizing the 45th anniversary of the White House Fellows Program: 
S. Con. Res. 72, to recognize the 45th anniversary of the White House 
Fellows Program;
  Pages H8305-06
  Private Isaac T. Cortes Post Office Designation Act: H.R. 6205, to 
designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 
1449 West Avenue in Bronx, New York, as the ``Private Isaac T. Cortes 
Post Office'';
  Pages H8306-07
  Congratulating Gerda Weissmann Klein on being selected to receive the 
Presidential Medal of Freedom: H. Res. 1743, amended, to congratulate 
Gerda Weissmann Klein on being selected to receive the Presidential 
Medal of Freedom;
  Pages H8308-10
  Harry T. and Harriette Moore Post Office Designation Act: H.R. 5446, 
to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located 
at 600 Florida Avenue in Cocoa, Florida, as the ``Harry T. and 
Harriette Moore Post Office''; and
  Pages H8310-11
  Expressing support for designation of January 23rd as ``Ed Roberts 
Day'': H. Res. 1759, to express support for designation of January 23rd 
as ``Ed Roberts Day''.
  Pages H8324-25
Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate today and a message 
received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the 
House today appear on pages H8308, H8318 and H8328.
Senate Referrals: S. 2902 was referred to the Committee on Oversight 
and Government Reform; S. 3447 was referred to the Committees on 
Veterans' Affairs, Armed Services and Budget; S. Con. Res. 77 and S. 
372 were held at the desk.
  Pages H8308, H8351
Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes developed during the 
proceedings of today and appear on pages H8329-30, H8330 and H8331.
Adjournment: The House met at 12:30 p.m. and adjourned at 9:24 p.m.


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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
  No committee meetings were held.

Joint Meetings
  No joint committee meetings were held.

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Daily Digest/NEW PUBLIC LAWS

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                            NEW PUBLIC LAWS

     (For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D1182)
  S. 3307, to reauthorize child nutrition programs. Signed on December 
13, 2010. (Public Law 111-296)


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2010-12-15

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                   COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

                           DECEMBER 15, 2010

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Finance: Business meeting to consider the nomination 
of Carolyn W. Colvin, of Maryland, to be Deputy Commissioner of 
Social Security, Social Security Administration, Time to be 
announced, Room to be announced.


                                 House

  Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities 
and Risk Management, hearing to review implementation of provisions 
of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act 
relating to position limits, 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.
  Committee on the Judiciary, To continue hearings on Foreclosed 
Justice: Causes and Effects of the Foreclosure Crisis--Part II, 10 
a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Executive, briefing on 
Counterterrorism Update, 3 p.m., 304-HVC.
  Subcommittee Intelligence Community Management, Executive, 
briefing on Outside Employment in the Intelligence Community, 1 
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

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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                   9:30 a.m., Wednesday, December 15

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Wednesday: Senate will be a period of morning business 
until 11 a.m., with Senator Bayh to deliver his farewell remarks at 10 
a.m., and Senator Voinovich to deliver his farewell remarks at 10:30 
a.m.; following which, Senate will continue consideration of the 
amendment of the House of Representatives to the amendment of the 
Senate to H.R. 4853, Airport and Airway Extension Act, with a series of 
up to 4 rollcall votes at 12 noon. Senators should expect a vote on the 
motion to proceed to executive session to consider the START Treaty at 
2:15 p.m., to be followed by Senator Lincoln's farewell speech.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                    10 a.m., Wednesday, December 15

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Wednesday: Consideration of the following suspensions: (1) 
S. 3036--National Alzheimer's Project Act; (2) H. Res. 1600--Supporting 
the critical role of the physician assistant profession and supporting 
the goals and ideals of National Physician Assistant Week; (3) S. 30--
Truth in Caller ID Act; (4) S. 3386--Restore Online Shoppers' 
Confidence Act; (5) S. 3199--Early Hearing Detection and Intervention 
Act; (6) H. Res.--Supporting a negotiated solution to the Israeli-
Palestinian conflict and condemning unilateral declarations of a 
Palestinian state; (7) S. 987--International Protecting Girls by 
Preventing Child Marriage Act; (8) H. Res. 20--Calling on the State 
Department to list the Socialist Republic of Vietnam as a ``Country of 
Particular Concern'' with respect to religious freedom; (9) H. Res. 
1757--Providing for the approval of final regulations issued by the 
Office of Compliance to implement the Veterans Employment Opportunities 
Act of 1998; (10) H. Res. 1377--Honoring the accomplishments of Norman 
Yoshio Mineta; (11) S. 3860--A bill to require reports on the 
management of Arlington National Cemetery; and (12) H.R. 4337--
Regulated Investment Company Modernization Act. 


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