Daily Digest

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S4895–S4949

Measures Introduced: Eleven bills and two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 3485–3495, and S. Res. 552–553.
Pages S4938–39

Measures Reported:

H.R. 4275, To designate the annex building under construction for the Elbert P. Tuttle United States Court of Appeals Building in Atlanta, Georgia, as the ``John C. Godbold Federal Building''.

S. 1508, to amend the Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 (31 U.S.C. 3321 note) in order to prevent the loss of billions in taxpayer dollars, with an amendment.
Page S4938

Measures Passed:

Roy Rondeno, Sr. Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 3951, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2000 Louisiana Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana, as the ``Roy Rondeno, Sr. Post Office Building'', clearing the measure for the President.
Page S4949

House Messages:

American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act: Senate continued consideration of the amendment of the House of Representatives to the amendment of the Senate to H.R. 4213, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S4914–28, S4933

Adopted:

By 63 yeas to 33 nays (Vote No. 189), Franken Modified Amendment No. 4311 (to Amendment No. 4301), to establish the Office of the Homeowner Advocate for purposes of addressing problems with the Home Affordable Modification Program. (A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the amendment, having achieved 60 affirmatives votes, be agreed to).
Pages S4914, S4924–25, S4928

Withdrawn:

By 35 yeas to 61 nays (Vote No. 187), Sanders Amendment No. 4318 (to Amendment No. 4301), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to eliminate big oil and gas company tax loopholes, and to use the resulting increase in revenues to reduce the deficit and to invest in energy efficiency and conservation. (A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the amendment, having failed to achieve 60 affirmative votes, be withdrawn).
Pages S4914, S4926–27

By 48 yeas to 49 nays (Vote No. 188), Vitter Amendment No. 4312 (to Amendment No. 4301), to ensure that any new revenues to the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund will be used for the purposes of the fund and not used as a budget gimmick to offset deficit spending. (A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the amendment, having failed to achieve 60 affirmative votes, be withdrawn).
Pages S4914, S4924, S4925–26, S4927–28

Pending:

Baucus motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the bill, with Baucus Amendment No. 4301 (to the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the bill), in the nature of a substitute.
Page S4914

Reid Amendment No. 4344 (to Amendment No. 4301), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the time for closing on a principal residence eligible for the first-time homebuyer credit.
Page S4914

Thune/McConnell Amendment No. 4333 (to Amendment No. 4301), of a perfecting nature.
Page S4914

A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the amendment of the House of Representatives to the amendment of the Senate to the bill at approximately 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, June 16, 2010; that there be 5 minutes of debate, equally divided and controlled between Senators Baucus and Grassley, or their designees; that upon the use or yielding back of that time, Senator McConnell, or his designee, be recognized to make a budget act point of order against the Baucus motion; that once the point of order is raised, Senator Baucus then be recognized to waive the applicable budget point of order; that if the waiver fails, then the Baucus motion to concur with an amendment be withdrawn; and Senator Baucus then be recognized to move to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill with an amendment; provided notwithstanding the withdrawal of the previous motion, the previously agreed upon amendments 4302, as modified, 4326 and 4311, as modified, be incorporated into the new Baucus motion to concur, and that the Reid amendment No. 4344, be reoffered with the same text; that on Thursday, June 17, 2010, beginning at 10 a.m., Senate debate the Thune substitute amendment No. 4333, to be reoffered with the same text; that the amendment be debated for 2 hours, with the time equally divided and controlled between Senators Baucus and Thune, or their designees; that upon the use or yielding back of time, Senator Baucus be recognized to raise a budget act point of order against the Thune amendment; that Senator Thune, or his designee, then be recognized to move the applicable budget point of order; that if the waiver fails, then the Thune substitute amendment be withdrawn; provided further, that if the waivers for either Baucus or Thune amendments succeed, the amendments remain pending; finally that the cloture motion be withdrawn.
Page S4933

Appointments:

Health Information Technology Policy Committee: The Chair, on behalf of the Republican Leader, pursuant to Public Law 111–5, appointed the following individual to the Health Information Technology Policy Committee: Richard Chapman of Kentucky.
Page S4949


Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:

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By unanimous vote of 95 yeas (Vote No. EX. 185), Tanya Walton Pratt, of Indiana, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Indiana.
Pages S4905–10

By unanimous vote of 96 yeas (Vote No. EX. 186), Brian Anthony Jackson, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Louisiana.
Pages S4905, S4911

Elizabeth Erny Foote, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana.
Pages S4905, S4911


Messages from the House:
Page S4937


Measures Referred:
Page S4937


Executive Communications:
Pages S4937–38


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S4939–40


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S4940–43


Additional Statements:
Pages S4936–37


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S4943–49


Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
Page S4949


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S4949


Privileges of the Floor:
Page S4949


Record Votes: Five record votes were taken today. (Total--189)
Pages S4910–11, S4926–28


Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 7:38 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 16, 2010. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S4949.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

AFGHANISTAN

Committee on Armed Services: Committee held a hearing to examine the situation in Afghanistan receiving testimony from Michele A. Flournoy, Under Secretary for Policy, and General David H. Petraeus, USA, Commander, United States Central Command, both of the Department of Defense.

Hearings continue on Wednesday, June 16, 2010.

ENERGY BILLS

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy concluded a hearing to examine S. 3460, to require the Secretary of Energy to provide funds to States for rebates, loans, and other incentives to eligible individuals or entities for the purchase and installation of solar energy systems for properties located in the United States, S. 3396, to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to establish within the Department of Energy a Supply Star program to identify and promote practices, companies, and products that use highly efficient supply chains in a manner that conserves energy, water, and other resources, S. 3251, to improve energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy by Federal agencies, S. 679, to establish a research, development, demonstration, and commercial application program to promote research of appropriate technologies for heavy duty plug-in hybrid vehicles, S. 3233, to amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to authorize the Secretary of Energy to barter, transfer, or sell surplus uranium from the inventory of the Department of Energy, and S. 2900, to establish a research, development, and technology demonstration program to improve the efficiency of gas turbines used in combined cycle and simple cycle power generation systems, after receiving testimony from Senators Carper and Collins; and Steven G. Chalk, Chief Operating Officer, and Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and R. Shane Johnson, Chief Operating Officer for Nuclear Energy, both of the Department of Energy.

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NEW START TREATY

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee resumed hearings to examine Treaty between the United States of America and the Russian Federation on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms, signed in Prague on April 8, 2010, with Protocol (Treaty Doc.111–05), focusing on the negotiations, receiving testimony from Rose E. Gottemoeller, Assistant Secretary of State for Verification, Compliance, and Implementation; and Edward L. Warner III, Secretary of Defense Representative to the New START Negotiations.

Hearings continue on Wednesday, June 16, 2010.

PROTECTING CYBERSPACE

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine protecting cyberspace as a national asset, focusing on comprehensive legislation for the 21st century, after receiving testimony from Philip Reitinger, Deputy Under Secretary of Homeland Security for National Protection and Programs Directorate; Frances Fragos Townsend, Intelligence and National Security Alliance, Arlington, Virginia; Alan Paller, SANS Institute, Bethesda, Maryland; Steven T. Naumann, Exelon Corporation, Chicago, Illinois, on behalf of the Edison Electric Institute; and Sara C. Santarelli, Verizon Communications, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

HEALTH IMPACTS OF OIL SPILL

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the health impacts of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, after receiving testimony from Lisa Kaplowitz, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, John Howard, Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Aubrey Keith Miller, Senior Medical Advisor, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, and Michael Taylor, Deputy Commissioner for Foods, Food and Drug Administration, all of the Department of Health and Human Services.

NOMINATION

Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of James Michael Cole, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice, after the nominee, who was introduced by former Senator John C. Danforth, testified and answered questions in his own behalf.

INTELLIGENCE

Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee held closed hearings on intelligence matters, receiving testimony from officials of the intelligence community.

Committee recessed subject to the call.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 12 public bills, H.R. 5523–5534; and 6 resolutions, H.J. Res. 88; and H. Res. 1441–1445 were introduced.
Pages H4505–06


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H4506–07


Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows:

H.R. 3993, to require accurate and reasonable disclosure of the terms and conditions of prepaid telephone calling cards and services, with an amendment (H. Rept. 111–507).
Page H4505


Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative Dahlkemper to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H4427


Recess: The House recessed at 9:01 a.m. and reconvened at 10 a.m.
Page H4427


Recess: The House recessed at 10:04 a.m. and reconvened at 11:30 a.m.
Page H4427


Reception in the House Chamber of Former Members of Congress: The House recessed to receive former Members of Congress in the House Chamber. Later, agreed that the proceedings had during the recess be printed in the Congressional Record and that all Members and former Members who spoke during the recess have the privilege of revising and extending their remarks.
Pages H4427–37


Suspension--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules and agree to the following measure which was debated on Monday, June 14th:
Honoring Dr. Larry Case on his retirement as National FFA Advisor: H. Res. 1383, to honor Dr. Larry Case on his retirement as National FFA Advisor, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 409 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 358.
Pages H4466–67


Moment of Silence: The House observed a moment of silence in memory of Frank Evans, former Member of Congress.
Page H4467


Suspension--Failed: The House failed to agree to suspend the rules and pass the following measure:
Work-Life Balance Award Act: H.R. 4855, amended, to establish the Work-Life Balance Award for employers that have developed and implemented work-life balance policies, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 249 yeas to 163 nays, Roll No. 360.
Pages H4463–66, H4468–69


Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and agree to the following measures:
Recognizing the immeasurable contributions of fathers in the healthy development of children: H. Res. 1389, to recognize the immeasurable contributions of fathers in the healthy development of children, supporting responsible fatherhood, and encouraging greater involvement of fathers in the lives of their children, especially on Father's Day, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 416 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 361 and
Pages H4454–56, H4476–77


Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program: H. Res. 1322, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program and to recognize the significant contributions of Albert Einstein Fellows, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 405 yeas to 5 nays, Roll No. 364.
Pages H4462–63, H4479–80


Suspension--Proceedings Postponed: The House debated the following measure under suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were postponed:
Congratulating Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men--Englewood Campus: H. Res. 1414, amended, to congratulate Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men--Englewood Campus, the Nation's first all-male charter high school, for achieving a 100 percent college acceptance rate for all 107 members of its first graduating class of 2010.
Pages H4456–62


Small Business Jobs Tax Relief Act of 2010: The House passed H.R. 5486, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax incentives for small business job creation, by a recorded vote of 247 ayes to 170 noes, Roll No. 363.
Pages H4447–54, H4467–68, H4477–79

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Rejected the Camp motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Ways and Means with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 187 ayes to 230 noes, Roll No. 362.
Pages H4478–79

H. Res. 1436, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 5486) and (H.R. 5297) was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 228 yeas to 186 nays, Roll No. 359, after the previous question was ordered without objection.
Pages H4469–76


Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page H4427.

Senate Referrals: S. 1660 was held at the desk.
Page H4427


Quorum Calls--Votes: Five yea-and-nay votes and two recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H4466–67, H4467–68, H4468–69, H4476–77, H4478–79, H4479, H4479–80. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 9:33 p.m.

Committee Meetings

AMERICA'S ENERGY FUTURE

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy and Environment held a hearing entitled ``Drilling Down on America's Energy Future: Safety, Security and Clean Energy.'' Testimony was heard from Rex W. Tillerson, Chairman and CEO, ExxonMobil; John S. Watson, Chairman and CEO, Chevron; James J. Mulva, Chairman and CEO, ConocoPhillips; Marvin Odum, President, Shell Oil Co; and Lamar McKay, Chairman and President, BP America, Inc.

NIH OUTLOOK

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing entitled ``NIH in the 21st Century: The Director's Perspective.'' Testimony was heard from Francis S. Collins, M.D., Director, NIH, Department of Health and Human Services.

DISASTERS--SPECIAL NEEDS CARE

Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Emergency Communications, Preparedness and Response held a hearing entitled: ``Caring for Special Needs During Disasters: What's Being Done for Vulnerable Populations?'' Testimony was heard from the following officials of FEMA, Department of Homeland Security: Marcie Roth, Senior Advisor, Disability Issues and Director, Office of Disability Integration and Coordination, and Jim Kish, Director–Technological Hazards Division; Carmen J. Spencer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army–Elimination of Chemical Weapons, U. S. Army, Department of Defense; and public witnesses.

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WMD PREVENTION AND PREPAREDNESS

Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology held a hearing on H.R. 5498, WMD Prevention and Preparedness Act of 2010. Testimony was heard from Sara T. Beatrice, Assistant Commissioner, Public Health Laboratory Director, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, City of New York; and public witnesses.

DISCRIMINATORY STATE MOTOR VEHICLE RENTAL TAXES

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law held a hearing on H.R. 4175, End Discriminatory State Taxes for Automobile Renters Act of 2009. Testimony was heard from Representative Boucher; and public witnesses.

ANTITRUST ROLE IN REGULATED INDUSTRIES

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy held a hearing on Is There Life After Trinko and Credit Suisse?: The Role of Antitrust in Regulated Industries. Testimony was heard from Howard A. Shelanski, Deputy Director, Antitrust, Bureau of Economics, FTC; and public witnesses.

OVERSIGHT--DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL IN GULF OF MEXICO

Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife continued oversight hearings on the Deepwater oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, with emphasis on Ocean Science and Data Limits in a Time of Crisis: Do NOAA and the Fish and Wildlife Service Have the Resources to Respond? Testimony was heard from David Kennedy, Acting Assistant Administrator, National Ocean Service, NOAA, Department of Commerce; Marcia McNutt, Director, U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior; Jonathan A. Coddington, Associate Director, Research and Collections, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution; and public witnesses.

Hearings continue June 24.

LEAD EXPOSURE IN D.C.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service and the District of Columbia held a hearing entitled ``Lead Exposure in D.C.: Prevention, Protection, and Potential Prescriptions.'' Testimony was heard from Ileana Arias, Principal Deputy Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department of Health and Human Services; Thomas Jacobus, General Manager, Washington Aqueduct Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Defense; the following officials of the District of Columbia: George Hawkins, General Manager, Water and Sewer Authority; and Christophe A.G. Tulou, Acting Director, Department of the Environment; and a public witness.

VETERANS BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs held a hearing on the State of the Veterans Benefits Administration. Testimony was heard from Michael Walcoff, Acting Under Secretary, Benefits, Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs; representatives of veterans organizations; and public witnesses.

REDUCING MEDICARE FRAUD, WASTE, AND ABUSE

Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Health and the Subcommittee on Oversight held a joint hearing on reducing fraud, waste, and abuse in Medicare. Testimony was heard from Representatives Roskam, Klein of Florida, Ros-Lehtinen, and Murphy of New York; Edward N. Siskel, Associate Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice; the following officials of the Department of Health and Human Services: Lewis Morris, Chief Counsel, Office of Inspector General; and Kimberly Brandt, Director, Medicare Program Integrity, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; and Kathleen M. King, Director, Health Care, GAO.

REGULATED INVESTMENT COMPANIES MODERNIZATION

Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures held a hearing on tax simplification proposals impacting regulated investment companies, with emphasis on H.R. 4337, Regulated Investment Company Modernization Act of 2009. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

BRIEFING--NATIONAL COUNTERTERRORISM CENTER GLOBAL

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Met in executive session to receive a briefing on National Counterterrorism Center Global. The Committee was briefed by departmental witnesses.

Joint Meetings

RESTORING AMERICAN FINANCIAL STABILITY ACT

Conferees met to resolve the differences between the Senate and House passed versions of H.R. 4173, to promote the financial stability of the United States by improving accountability and transparency in the financial system, to end ``too big to fail'', to protect the American taxpayer by ending bailouts, to protect consumers from abusive financial services practices, but did not complete action thereon, and will meet again on Wednesday, June 16th.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 2010

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate
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Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: business meeting to consider the nominations of Elisabeth Ann Hagen, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary for Food Safety, and Catherine E. Woteki, of the District of Columbia, to be Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics, both of the Department of Agriculture, and Sara Louise Faivre-Davis, of Texas, Lowell Lee Junkins, of Iowa, and Myles J. Watts, of Montana, all to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation, Farm Credit Administration, 10:30 a.m., S–216, Capitol.

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Defense, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2011 for the Department of Defense, 10:30 a.m., SD–192.

Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, to hold an oversight hearing to examine Federal payment of interchange fees, focusing on how to save taxpayer dollars, 2:30 p.m., SD–192.

Committee on Armed Services: to continue hearings to examine the situation in Afghanistan; with the possibility of a closed session in SVC–217 following the open session, 9 a.m., SD–G50.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: business meeting to consider pending calendar business, 11 a.m., SD–366.

Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests, to hold hearings to examine S. 3294, to establish certain wilderness areas in central Idaho and to authorize various land conveyances involving National Forest System land and Bureau of Land Management land in central Idaho, S. 3310, to designate certain wilderness areas in the National Forest System in the State of South Dakota, and S. 3313, to withdraw certain land located in Clark County, Nevada from location, entry, and patent under the mining laws and disposition under all laws pertaining to mineral and geothermal leasing or mineral materials, 2:30 p.m., SD–366.

Committee on Foreign Relations: to continue hearings to examine Treaty between the United States of America and the Russian Federation on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms, signed in Prague on April 8, 2010, with Protocol (Treaty Doc. 111–05), focusing on views from the Pentagon, 9:30 a.m., SD–419.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security, to hold hearings to examine the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, focusing on ensuring a financially responsible recovery, 3 p.m., SD–342.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: to hold hearings to examine Veterans' Affairs health care in rural areas, 9:30 a.m., SR–418.

Special Committee on Aging: to hold hearings to examine the retirement challenge, focusing on making savings last a lifetime, 2 p.m., SD–562.

House

Committee on Armed Services, hearing on developments in Afghanistan, 1 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection, hearing on the following bills: H.R. 4678, Foreign Manufacturers Legal Accountability Act; and H.R. 5156, Clean Energy Technology Manufacturing and Export Assistance Act, 10 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled `` HHS Actions to Identify and Address Health Effects of the BP Oil Spill,'' 2 p.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, hearing on Press Freedom in the Americas, 2:45 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security, hearing entitled `` Cybersecurity: DHS' Role, Federal Efforts and National Policy,'' 10 a.m., 311 Cannon.

Committee on the Judiciary, hearing on Competition in the Airline Industry, 2 p.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, to mark up the following measures: H. Res. 1406, Directing the Secretary of the Interior to transmit to the House of Representatives certain information relating to the potential designation of National Monuments; H.R. 1554, Fountainhead Property Land Transfer Act; H.R. 4445, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Clarification Act; H.R. 2340, Salmon Lake Land Selection Resolution Act; H.R. 3914, San Juan Mountains Wilderness Act of 2009; H.R. 3923, Sugar Loaf Fire Protection District Land Exchange Act of 2009; H.R. 3967, To amend the National Great Black Americans Commemoration Act of 2004 to authorize appropriations through fiscal year 2015; H.R. 4514, Colonel Charles Young Home Study Act; H.R. 4686, Rota Cultural and Natural Resources Study Act; H.R. 3989, Heart Mountain Relocation Center Study Act of 2009; H.R. 4773, Fort Pulaski National Monument Lease Authorization Act; H.R. 4973, National Wildlife Refuge Volunteer Improvement Act of 2010; and H.R. 2864, To amend the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998 to authorize funds to acquire hydrographic data and provide hydrographic services specific to the Arctic for safe navigation, delineating the United States extended continental shelf, and the monitoring and description of coastal changes, 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Science and Technology, Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, hearing on Real-Time Forecasting for Renewable Energy Development, 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

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Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Aviation, hearing on The Proposed United-Continental Merger: Possible Effects for Consumers and the Industry, 9:30 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Committee on Ways and Means, hearing on China's Trade and Industrial Policies, 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.

Joint Meetings

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: to hold hearings to examine global threats, European security and parliamentary cooperation, focusing on what parliamentarians can do to work together on some of the most significant challenges facing the world, 10 a.m., SVC–202/203.

Conference: meeting of conferees on H.R. 4173, to promote the financial stability of the United States by improving accountability and transparency in the financial system, to end ``too big to fail'', to protect the American taxpayer by ending bailouts, to protect consumers from abusive financial services practices, 11 a.m., 2128–RHOB.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

9:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 16

Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday: After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond one hour), Senate will continue consideration of the House Message to accompany H.R. 4213, American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act, and vote in relation to Baucus motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the bill, with Baucus Amendment No. 4301 at approximately 10:40 a.m., with additional votes expected throughout the day.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Wednesday, June 16

House Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Consideration of H.R. 5297--Small Business Lending Fund Act of 2010 (Subject to a Rule).

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Adler, John H., N.J., E1089

Andrews, Robert E., N.J., E1086, E1087

Austria, Steve, Ohio, E1094

Barrett, J. Gresham, S.C., E1090

Berkley, Shelley, Nev., E1091

Berman, Howard L., Calif., E1092

Bonner, Jo, Ala., E1090

Butterfield, G.K., N.C., E1089

Calvert, Ken, Calif., E1093

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E1090

Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E1086

Giffords, Gabrielle, Ariz., E1092

Goodlatte, Bob, Va., E1093

Halvorson, Deborah L., Ill., E1083

Hare, Phil, Ill., E1092, E1094

Higgins, Brian, N.Y., E1092

Hill, Baron P., Ind., E1089

Holt, Rush D., N.J., E1088

Israel, Steve, N.Y., E1084, E1086

Issa, Darrell E., Calif., E1087

Johnson, Sam, Tex., E1090

Kilroy, Mary Jo, Ohio, E1087

Lowey, Nita M., N.Y., E1086

Lynch, Stephen F., Mass., E1088

McCarthy, Carolyn, N.Y., E1092

McClintock, Tom, Calif., E1087

McMahon, Michael E., N.Y., E1093

Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E1091

Moran, James P., Va., E1089

Posey, Bill, Fla., E1091

Putnam, Adam H., Fla., E1093

Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana, Fla., E1090

Shuster, Bill, Pa., E1086

Skelton, Ike, Mo., E1084

Towns, Edolphus, N.Y., E1083

Wasserman Schultz, Debbie, Fla., E1094

Whitfield, Ed, Ky., E1083 

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