Daily Digest

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S1819–S1921

Measures Introduced: Seven bills and four resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 3152–3158, S. Res. 465–467, and S. Con. Res. 55.
Pages S1873–74

Measures Passed:

Authorizing Legal Representation: Senate agreed to S. Res. 467, to authorize representation by the Senate Legal Counsel in the case of Sollars v. Reid, et al.
Page S1921

On page D323, March 23, 2010 the following language appears: Authorizing Legal Representation: Senate agreed to S. Res. 467, to authorize representation by the Senate Legal Counsel in the case of Sollars v. Reid, et al. Pages S1874, S1921 The online Record has been corrected to read: Authorizing Legal Representation: Senate agreed to S. Res. 467, to authorize representation by the Senate Legal Counsel in the case of Sollars v. Reid, et al. Page S1921

Measures Considered:

Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act--Agreement: Senate began consideration of H.R. 4872, to provide for reconciliation pursuant to Title II of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2010 (S. Con. Res. 13), taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S1821–67

Pending:

Gregg/Coburn Modified Amendment No. 3567, to prevent Medicare from being used for new entitlements and to use Medicare savings to save Medicare.
Pages S1826–32, S1862–67

McCain Amendment No. 3570, to eliminate the sweetheart deals for Tennessee, Hawaii, Louisiana, Montana, Connecticut, and frontier States.
Pages S1832–40

Crapo Motion to commit the bill to the Committee on Finance, with instructions.
Pages S1840–47

Enzi Motion to commit the bill to the Committee on Finance, with instructions.
Pages S1847–54

Barrasso Amendment No. 3582, to ensure that Americans can keep the coverage they have by keeping premiums affordable.
Pages S1854–59

Grassley/Roberts Amendment No. 3564, to make sure the President, Cabinet Members, all White House Senior staff and Congressional Committee and Leadership Staff are purchasing health insurance through the health insurance exchanges established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Pages S1859–62

During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action: By 56 yeas to 40 nays (Vote No. 63), Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
Page S1821

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 9 a.m., on Wednesday, March 24, 2010.
Page S1921


Messages from the House:
Page S1870


Measures Referred:
Page S1870


Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Pages S1821, S1870


Measures Read the First Time:
Pages S1819, S1870, S1921


Executive Communications:
Pages S1870–73


Petitions and Memorials:
Page S1873


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S1874–75


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S1875–78


Additional Statements:
Page S1870


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S1878–87


Privileges of the Floor:
Page S1887


Text of H.R. 1586 as Previously Passed:
Pages S1887–S1921


Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--63)
Page S1820, S1821–22

By 57 yeas to 39 nays (Vote No. 62), Senate agreed to the motion to adjourn until 3:05 p.m., Tuesday, March 23, 2010.
Page S1820


Adjournment: Senate convened at 2:16 p.m., and adjourned at 3:12 p.m., and reconvened at 3:13 p.m., on the same day, and adjourned at 10:33 p.m., until 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 24, 2010. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S1921.)

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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

APPROPRIATIONS: DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies concluded a hearing to examine proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2011 for the Department of Labor, after receiving testimony from Hilda L. Solis, Secretary of Labor.

APPROPRIATIONS: DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies concluded a hearing to examine proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2011 for the Department of Defense and the Department of the Navy, after receiving testimony from Robert F. Hale, Comptroller, Under Secretary, Dorothy Robyn, Deputy Under Secretary for Installations and Environment, Derek J. Mitchell, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asian & Pacific Security Affairs, Roger M. Natsuhara, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Installations and Environment, Major General Eugene G. Payne, Jr., USMC, Assistant Deputy Commandant for Installations and Logistics for Facilities, and Rear Admiral Christopher J. Mossey, Deputy Commander, Navy Installations Command, all of the Department of Defense.

NOMINATIONS

Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Elizabeth A. McGrath, of Virginia, to be Deputy Chief Management Officer, who was introduced by Senator Akaka, Michael J. McCord, of Virginia, to be Principal Deputy Under Secretary, Comptroller, Sharon E. Burke, of Maryland, to be Director of Operational Energy Plans and Programs, who was introduced by former Senator John Warner, Solomon B. Watson IV, of New York, to be General Counsel of the Department of the Army, and Katherine Hammack, of Arizona, to be Assistant Secretary of the Army, all of the Department of Defense, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

NOMINATION

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of Major General Robert A. Harding, United States Army (Retired), of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration and to be Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, after the nominee testified and answered questions in his own behalf.

GOVERNMENT TRANSPARENCY

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security concluded a hearing to examine making the government more transparent and accountable, after receiving testimony from Vivek Kundra, Federal Chief Information Officer, Administrator for Electronic Government and Information Technology, Office of Management and Budget; Aneesh Chopra, Chief Technology Officer and Associate Director for Technology, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President; David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, National Archives and Records Administration; and Ellen S. Miller, Sunlight Foundation, Washington, D.C.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 6 public bills, H.R. 4913–4918; and 6 resolutions, and H. Res. 1206–1211 were introduced.
Pages H226–61


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H2261–62


Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative Betsy Markey to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H2217


Recess: The House recessed at 10:36 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
Page H2218


Recess: The House recessed at 12:10 p.m. and reconvened at 1:01 p.m.
Page H2219


Providing for Consideration of H.R. 4849, Small Business and Infrastructure Jobs Tax Act of 2010: H. Res. 1205, the rule providing for consideration of the bill, H.R. 4849, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax incentives for small business job creation, extend the Build America Bonds program, provide other infrastructure job creation tax incentives, was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 233 yeas to 18 nays, Roll No. 173 after ordering the previous question by a yea-and-nay vote of 240 yeas to 179 nays, Roll No. 172.
Pages H2219–28


Suspensions--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules and agree to the following measures which were debated on Monday, March 22nd:
Recognizing and honoring the Blinded Veterans Association on its 65th anniversary of representing blinded veterans: H.J. Res. 80, to recognize and honor the Blinded Veterans Association on its 65th anniversary of representing blinded veterans and their families, by a \2/3\ recorded vote of 416 ayes with none voting ``no'', Roll No. 174;
Pages H2228–29


Helping Heroes Keep Their Homes Act of 2009: H.R. 3976, amended, to extend certain expiring provisions providing enhanced protections for servicemembers relating to mortgages and mortgage foreclosure, by a \2/3\ recorded vote of 416 ayes to 4 ``noes'', Roll No. 176 and;
Pages H2240–41


Providing for the establishment of a pilot program to encourage the employment of veterans in energy-related positions: H.R. 4592, amended, to provide for the establishment of a pilot program to encourage the employment of veterans in energy-related positions, by a \2/3\ recorded vote of 397 ayes to 19 ``noes'', Roll No. 177.
Page H2241


Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measure:
Expressing support for designation of April as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month: H. Res. 1186, to express support for designation of April as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 410 yeas with none voting ``no'' Roll No. 175;
Pages H2229–31, H2239–40


Suspensions: Proceedings Postponed: The House debated the following measures under suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were postponed:
Supporting the goals and ideals of National Public Works Week: H. Res. 1125, amended, to support the goals and ideals of National Public Works Week;
Pages H2231–33


Recognizing the Florida Keys Scenic Highway: H. Res. 917, amended, to recognize the Florida Keys Scenic Highway on the occasion of its designation as an All-American Road by the U.S. Department of Transportation;
Pages H2233–35


``Chaney, Goodman, Schwerner Federal Building'' Designation: H.R. 3562, amended, to designate the Federal building under construction at 1220 Echelon Parkway in Jackson, Mississippi, as the ``Chaney, Goodman, Schwerner Federal Building''; and
Pages H2235–37


Secure Federal File Sharing Act: H.R. 4098, amended, to require the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to issue guidance on the use of peer-to-peer file sharing software to prohibit the personal use of such software by Government employees.
Pages H2237–39


Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page H2245.

Quorum Calls--Votes: There were 5 yea-and-nay votes, and there was 1 recorded vote developed during the proceedings today and appear on pages H2227, H2227–28, H2228–29, H2239–40, H2240–41, H2241. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10:30 a.m. and adjourned at 7:43 p.m.

Program for Wednesday: Complete consideration of H.R. 4849--Small Business and Infrastructure Jobs Tax Act of 2010. Begin consideration of H.R. 4899--Disaster Relief and Summer Jobs Act of 2010 (Subject to a Rule).

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Committee Meetings

RURAL WATER INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

Committee on Agriculture: Subcommittee on Rural Development, Biotechnology, Specialty Crops, and Foreign agriculture held a hearing to review efforts to improve rural water infrastructure. Testimony was heard from Jonathan Adelstein, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service, USDA; and public witnesses.

COMMERCE, JUSTICE, SCIENCE, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies held a hearing on NASA FY 2011 Budget Overview. Testimony was heard from MG (ret.) Charles F. Bolden, Jr., Administrator, NASA, Department of Commerce.

DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Defense held a hearing on Army Posture. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of the Army: John M. McHugh, Secretary; and GEN George W. Casey, Jr., USA, Chief of Staff.

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ENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies held a hearing on Department of Energy--Nuclear Energy FY 2011 Budget. Testimony was heard from Warren F. Miller, Jr., Assistant Secretary, Nuclear Energy, Department of Energy.

HOMELAND SECURITY APPROPRIATIONS

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Homeland Security held a hearing on DHS Air and Marine Operations and Investments: Customs and Border Protection and Coast Guard. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of Homeland Security: Michael Kostelnik, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Air and Marine, U.S. Customs and Border Protection; and RADM Vince Atkins, USCG, Assistant Commandant for Capability, U.S. Coast Guard.

INTERIOR, ENVIRONMENT AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, held a hearing on Voices from Our Native American Communities. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

MILITARY CONSTRUCTION, VETERANS AFFAIRS AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, held a hearing on VA Mental Health. Testimony was heard from Ira Katz, M.D., Deputy Chief Officer, Mental Health Services, Office of Patient Care Services, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs; Thomas R. Insel, M.D., Director, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH, Department of Health and Human Services; and public witnesses.

STATE, FOREIGN OPERATIONS, AND RELATED PROGRAMS APPROPRIATIONS

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs held a hearing on Global Health and HIV/AIDS programs at the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of State: Ambassador Eric Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator; and Gloria D. Steele, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global Health, U.S. Agency for International Development.

TRANSPORTATION, HUD, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, on Intercity and Commuter Passenger Rail: Moving People Safely and Efficiently (Including FY 2011 Budget Requests for FTA, FRA and Amtrak). Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of Transportation: Peter Rogoff, Administrator, Federal Transit Administration; and Joseph Szabo, Administrator, Federal Railroad Administration; and Joseph Boardman, President and CEO, National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK).

MILITARY ASSOCIATIONS' LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Military Personnel held a hearing on military associations' legislative priorities. Testimony was heard from Sarah Jennings, Unit Chief of Budget Analyst Division, CBO; and public witnesses.

IRAQ-AFGHANISTAN GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on the Interagency Coordination of Grants and Contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan: Progress, Obstacles, and Plans. Testimony was heard from Gary Motsek, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary (Program Support), Department of Defense; the following officials of the Department of State: William Moser, Deputy Assistant Secretary (Logistics Management); Ambassador James Michel, Counselor to the Agency, U.S. Agency for International Development; and John Hutton, Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management, GAO.

DEFENSE SCIENCE-TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM BUDGET

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities held a hearing on FY 2011 National Defense Authorization Budget Request for Department of Defense's Science and Technology Programs. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of Defense: Zachary J. Lemnios, Director, Defense Research and Engineering, Office of the Secretary; Thomas H. Killion, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Research and Technology, Department of the Army; RADM Nevin P. Carr, Jr., USN, Chief of Naval Research, Director, Test and Evaluation and Technology Requirements, U.S. Navy; Stephen Walker, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Air Force, Science, Technology and Energy Requirements, Office of the Assistant Secretary, Acquisition, U.S. Air Force; and Regina E. Dugan, Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Office of the Secretary.

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OVERSIGHT--FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy and Environment held a hearing on Oversight of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: John Wellinghoff, Chairman; Mark Spitzer, Philip Moeller, and John Norris, all Commissioners.

NATIONAL CENTER INSTITUTE RESEARCH

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing entitled ``NCI Cancer Research: Today's Progress; Tomorrow's Challenges.'' Testimony was heard from Anna D. Barker, Deputy Director, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Department of Health and Human Services; and public witnesses.

HOUSING FINANCE FUTURE

Committee on Financial Services: Held a hearing entitled ``Housing Finance--What Should the New System Be Able to Do?: Part I--Government and Stakeholder Perspectives.'' Testimony was heard from Timothy F. Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury; and public witnesses.

U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law held a hearing on the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of Homeland Security: Alejandro Mayorkas, Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; and Frank Deffer, Assistant Inspector General for IT Audits, Office of the Inspector General; and Susan J. Irving, Director, Federal Budget Analysis, GAO.

INVASIVE SPECIES LARGE CONSTRICTOR SNAKES

Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands and the Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife held a joint oversight hearing entitled ``How to Manage Large Constrictor Snakes and Other Invasive Species.'' Testimony was heard from Bert Frost, Associate Director, Natural Resources, Stewardship and Science, National Park Service, Department of the Interior; Marcy Heacker, Division of Birds, Smithsonian Institution; and public witnesses.

UNMANNED DEFENSE SYSTEMS FUTURE

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs held a hearing entitled `` Rise of Drones: Unmanned Systems and the Future of War.'' Testimony was heard from Michael J. Sullivan, Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management, GAO; Dyke Weatherington, Deputy, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Planning Taskforce, Office of the Under Secretary, Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Department of Defense; Kevin Wolf, Assistant Secretary, Export Administration, Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce; and public witnesses.

NIST FEDERAL TECHNICAL STANDARDS COORDINATION

Committee on Science: Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation held a hearing on NIST Structure and Authorities, Its Role in Technical Standard, and Federal Coordination on Technical Standards. Testimony was heard from Patrick Gallagher, Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce; and public witnesses.

FEMA'S CAPITAL REGION SNOWSTORM RESPONSE

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management held a hearing on Snow Disasters for Local, State, and Federal Governments in the National Capital Region: Response and Recovery Partnerships with FEMA. Testimony was heard from following officials of FEMA, Department of Homeland Security: Patricia Arcuri, Acting Regional Administrator, FEMA Region III; and Steward Beckham, Director, Office of National Capital Region Coordination; John Berry, Director, OPM; and public witnesses.

FEDERAL TAX REVENUES OUTLOOK

Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures held a hearing on the role of taxes as part of the federal budget. Testimony was heard from Thomas A. Barthold, Chief of Staff, Joint Committee on Taxation; Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former Director, CBO; and public witnesses.

CYBERSECURITY BUDGET

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Met in executive session to hold a hearing on Cybersecurity Budget for Fiscal Year 2011. Testimony was heard from Jim Richberg, Assistant Deputy DNI for Cyber Issues, Office of the Director of National Intelligence; RADM Michael Brown, USN, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Cybersecurity and Communications, Department of Homeland Security; and Gordon Snow, Acting Assistant Director, Cyber Division, FBI, Department of Justice.

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Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

MARCH 24, 2010

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: business meeting to consider an original bill entitled, ``Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010'', 9:30 a.m., SR–328A.

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Defense, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2011 for the the Guard and Reserve, 10 a.m., SD–192.

Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2011 for the Office of Personnel Management, 2:30 p.m., SD–192.

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Personnel, to hold hearings to examine Military Health System programs, policies, and initiatives in review of the Defense Authorization request for fiscal year 2011 and the Future Years Defense Program, 10 a.m., SR–232A.

Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine U.S. Pacific Command, U.S. Strategic Command, and U.S. Forces Korea in review of the Defense Authorization request for fiscal year 2011 and the Future Years Defense Program; with the possibility of a closed session in SVC–217 following the open session, 2:30 p.m., SH–216.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: business meeting to consider S. 773, to ensure the continued free flow of commerce within the United States and with its global trading partners through secure cyber communications, to provide for the continued development and exploitation of the Internet and intranet communications for such purposes, to provide for the development of a cadre of information technology specialists to improve and maintain effective cybersecurity defenses against disruption, S. 2881, to provide greater technical resources to FCC Commissioners, S. 1252, to promote ocean and human health and for other purposes, S. 2870, to establish uniform administrative and enforcement procedures and penalties for the enforcement of the High Seas Driftnet Fishing Moratorium Protection Act and similar statutes, S. 2871, to make technical corrections to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act, and the nominations of Robert J. Papp Jr., to be Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Larry Robinson, of Florida, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, Earl F. Weener, of Oregon, to be a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board, Michael F. Tillman, of California, and Daryl J. Boness, of Maine, both to be a Member of the Marine Mammal Commission, and Jeffrey R. Moreland, of Texas, to be a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors, and a promotion list in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps and the U.S. Coast Guard, 10 a.m., SR–253.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: to hold hearings to examine opportunities to improve energy security and the environment through transportation policy, 10 a.m., SD–406.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Major General Robert A. Harding, United States Army (Retired), of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, 10 a.m., SD–342.

Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight, to hold hearings to examine contracts for Afghan National Police training, 2:30 p.m., SD–342.

Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Goodwin Liu, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, and Kimberly J. Mueller, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of California, 2:30 p.m., SD–226.

Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship: to hold a hearing to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2011 for the Small Business Administration, 1:30 p.m., SR–485.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: to hold an oversight hearing to examine Veterans' Affairs plan for ending homelessness among veterans, 9:30 a.m., SR–418.

Special Committee on Aging: to hold hearings to examine medicine and prescription drugs, focusing on nursing home patients, 2 p.m., SD–106.

House

Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, on NSF FY 2011 Budget Overview, 10 a.m., H–309 Capitol.

Subcommittee on Defense, on Department of Defense Budget Overview, 9:30 a.m., 2359 Rayburn. .

Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies, on Department of Energy Fiscal Year 2011 Budget, 2 p.m., 2359 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Homeland Security, on CBP--Balancing Security with Legitimate Trade and Travel, 10 a.m., 2362–A Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, on FY 2011 Budget of the U.S. Capitol Police, 10:15 a.m., H–144 Capitol.

Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, on Pacific Command, 10 a.m., and on Army Budget, 2:30 p.m., H–143 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, on Housing and Transportation Challenges within Native American Communities and the FY 2011 Budget Request, 2 p.m., 2358A Rayburn.

Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Air and Land Forces, and the Subcommittee on Seapower and Expeditionary Forces, joint hearing on Department of the Navy and Air Force combat aviation programs, 2 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection, to mark up the following bills: H.R. 3993, Calling Card Consumer Protection Act; H.R. 4805, Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act; and H.R. 3655, Bereaved Consumer's Bill of Rights Act of 2009, 10 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

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Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, to consider the following: the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010; the Grid Reliability and Infrastructure Defense (Grid) Act; and H.R. 4451, Collinsville Renewable Energy Promotion Act, 9:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, hearing entitled ``Keeping Score on Credit Scores: An Overview of Credit Scores, Credit Reports and their Impact on Consumers,'' 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity, hearing entitled ``H.R. 4868, Housing and Tenant Protection Act of 2010,'' 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn

Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health, hearing on An Overview of U.S. Policy in Africa, 3:30 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on the Judiciary, hearing on Sharing and Analyzing Information to Prevent Terrorism, 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service, and the District of Columbia, to the following bills: H.R. 1722, Telework Improvements Act of 2009; H.R. 3913, To direct the Mayor of the District of Columbia to establish a District of Columbia National Guard Educational assistance Program to encourage the enlistment and retention of persons in the District of Columbia National Guard by providing financial assistance to enable members of the National Guard of the District of Columbia to attend undergraduate, vocational, or technical courses; H.R. 4489, To amend chapter 89 of title 5, United States Code, to ensure program integrity, transparency, and cost savings in the pricing and contracting of prescription drug benefits under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program; and H.R. 4865, Federal Employees and Uniformed Services Retirement Equity Act of 2010, 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization, and Procurement, hearing entitled ``Federal Information Security: Current Challenges and Future Policy Considerations,'' 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Rules, to consider a measure providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to H.R. 1586, FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act, 3 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

Committee on Science, Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, hearing on Proposed Changes to NASA's Exploration Program: What's Known, What's Not, and What are the Issues for Congress?, 2 p.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation, hearing on Supporting Innovation in the 21st Century Economy, 10:30 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, hearing entitled ``Small Business Participation in the Federal Procurement Marketplace,'' 1 p.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management, hearing on Capital Assets Crisis: Maintaining Federal Real Estate with the Dwindling Federal Building Fund, 2 p.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, hearing on Examination of VA Regional Office Disability Claims Quality Review Methods--Is VBA's Systematic Technical Accuracy Review (STAR) Making the Grade? 2 p.m., 334 Cannon.

Committee on Ways and Means, hearing on the exchange rate policy of the Government of the People's Republic of China and its impact on the U.S. and global economies, 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, executive, hearing on FBI and DEA Intelligence Budgets for Fiscal Year 2011, 2 p.m., 304–HVC.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

9 a.m., Wednesday, March 24

Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Senate will continue consideration of H.R. 4872, Heath Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Wednesday, March 24

House Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Complete consideration of H.R. 4849--Small Business and Infrastructure Jobs Tax Act of 2010. Begin consideration of H.R. 4899--Disaster Relief and Summer Jobs Act of 2010 (Subject to a Rule).

Extension of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Bachmann, Michele, Minn., E460

Baldwin, Tammy, Wisc., E453

Barrett, J. Gresham, S.C., E458, E464

Calvert, Ken, Calif., E453

Chaffetz, Jason, Utah, E461

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E461

Conyers, John, Jr., Mich., E455

Courtney, Joe, Conn., E458

Dicks, Norman D., Wash., E454

Hare, Phil, Ill., E452

Higgins, Brian, N.Y., E457

Issa, Darrell E., Calif., E457

Jackson Lee, Sheila, Tex., E453, E456, E459

Kildee, Dale E., Mich., E459, E460, E462

Latham, Tom, Iowa, E451, E453, E453, E454, E456

Lee, Christopher John, N.Y., E457

McCarthy, Carolyn, N.Y., E452

Miller, Jeff, Fla., E457

Neugebauer, Randy, Tex., E457, E460

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, D.C., E451

Oberstar, James L., Minn., E460

Pascrell, Bill, Jr., N.J., E462

Pastor, Ed, Ariz., E455

Payne, Donald M., N.J., E454

Petri, Thomas E., Wisc., E458

Poe, Ted, Tex., E464

Pomeroy, Earl, N.D., E459

Richardson, Laura, Calif., E461

Ross, Mike, Ark., E458

Salazar, John T., Colo., E456

Sánchez, Linda T., Calif., E463

Sestak, Joe, Pa., E451

Shuler, Heath, N.C., E460

Thompson, Glenn, Pa., E454

Young, Don, Alaska, E452

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