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                                            Wednesday, June 1, 2011

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 Chamber Action
  The Senate stands adjourned until 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 3, 2011.


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 Committee Meetings
  No committee meetings were held.


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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

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                        House of Representatives


 Chamber Action
 Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced:  19 public bills, H.R. 2065-
2083; and 4 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 57; and H. Res. 289-291, were 
introduced.
  Pages H3868-69, H3909-11
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H3870-71, H3911-12
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
   Report on the Suballocation of the Budget Allocations for Fiscal 
Year 2012 (H. Rept. 112-96);
   H. Res. 288, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2055) 
making appropriations for military construction, the Department of 
Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2012, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 112-97); and
   H.R. 1249, to amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for 
patentreform, with an amendment (H. Rept. 112-98 Pt. 1). 
                                                     Pages H3868, H3909
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Westmoreland to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H3809
 Recess: The House recessed at 10:35 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon. 
                                                             Page H3813
Law Revision Counsel for the House of Representatives -- Appointment:  
The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of Mr. Ralph V. Seep as 
Law Revision Counsel for the House of Representatives, effective June 
1, 2011. Earlier, read a letter from Mr. Peter G. LeFevre wherein he 
retired as Law Revision Counsel effective June 1, 2011.
  Page H3828
Oath of Office--Twenty-Sixth Congressional District of New York: 
Representative-elect Kathleen Hochul presented herself in the well of 
the House and was administered the Oath of Office by the Speaker. 
Earlier, the Clerk of the House transmitted a facsimile copy of a 
letter from Mr. Robert Brehm and Ms. Kimberly Galvin on behalf of Mr. 
Todd Valentine, Co-Executive Directors of the Board of Elections, State 
of New York, indicating that, according to the unofficial returns of 
the Special Election held May 24, 2011, the Honorable Kathleen Hochul 
was elected Representative to Congress for the Twenty-Sixth 
Congressional District, State of New York.
  Pages H3829-30, H3908
 Whole Number of the House:  The Speaker announced to the House that, 
in light of the administration of the oath to the gentlewoman from New 
York, Ms. Hochul, the whole number of the House is adjusted to 433. 
                                                             Page H3831
Suspension--Proceedings Resumed:  The House agreed to suspend the rules 
and pass the following measure which was debated on May 31st:
  Directing the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a VetStar 
Award Program:   H.R. 802, amended, to direct the Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs to establish a VetStar Award Program, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote 
of 408 yeas to 11 nays, Roll No. 383.
  Pages H3831-32
   Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To amend title 38, United 
States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a 
VetStar Award Program.''.
Page H3832
 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2012:  The House 
began consideration of

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H.R. 2017, making appropriations for the Department of Homeland 
Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012. Consideration 
is expected to resume tomorrow, June 2nd.
  Pages H3832, H3875-H3907
   Agreed to:
   Broun (GA) amendment that reduces the funding for the Office of the 
Under Secretary for Management by $600,000 and increases the Spending 
Reduction Account by the same amount;
Page H3846
   LaTourette amendment that reduces funding for the Office of the 
Secretary and Executive Management by $459,180,000 and increases 
funding for Firefighter Assistance Grants by $640,000,000 (by a 
recorded vote of 333 ayes to 87 noes, Roll No. 384); 
                                                  Pages H3837-41, H3852
   Royce amendment (No. 2 printed in the Congressional Record of May 
31, 2011) that increases, by offset, U.S. Immigration and Customs 
Enforcement, to facilitate agreements consistent with section 287(g) of 
the Immigration and Nationality Act, by $1 million (by a recorded vote 
of 268 ayes to 151 noes, Roll No. 386);
Pages H3843-44, H3853-54
   Poe amendment (No. 8 printed in the Congressional Record of May 31, 
2011) that increases, by offset, Border Security Fencing, 
Infrastructure, and Technology, by $10 million (by a recorded vote of 
327 ayes to 93 noes, Roll No. 387);
Pages H3846-47, H3854
   King (IA) amendment that redirects $1 million with respect to U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection, for necessary expenses for enforcement 
of laws relating to border security, immigration, customs, agricultural 
inspections and regulatory activities;
Pages H3856-58
   King (IA) amendment that redirects $1 million with respect to U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection, for necessary expenses for enforcement 
of immigration and customs laws;
Page H3858
   Barrow amendment that redirects $5 million with respect to U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection, for necessary expenses for enforcement 
of immigration and customs laws;
Page H3858
   Richardson amendment that redirects $100 million with respect to 
Disaster Relief;
Pages H3881-82
   Honda amendment that strikes language prohibiting funds from being 
used for grants for immigrant integration;
Pages H3882-85
   Poe amendment (No. 10 printed in the Congressional Record of May 31, 
2011) that prohibits funds from being used in contravention of section 
642(a) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility 
Act of 1996;
Pages H3892-93
   Poe amendment that prohibits funds from being used to parole an 
alien into the United States, or grant deferred action of a final order 
of removal, for any reason other than on a case-by-case basis for 
urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit;
Page H3892
   Scalise amendment that prohibits funds from being used to require an 
approved Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) 
applicant to personally appear at a designated enrollment center for 
the purpose of TWIC issuance, renewal, or activation; and
Page H3895
   Engel amendment that prohibits funds from being used by the 
Department of Homeland Security to lease or purchase new light duty 
vehicles, for any executive fleet, or for any agency's fleet inventory, 
except in accordance with Presidential Memorandum -- Federal Fleet 
Performance, dated May 24, 2011.
Pages H3899-H3900
   Rejected:
   Jackson Lee (TX) amendment (No. 12 printed in the Congressional 
Record of May 31, 2011) that sought to increase, by offset, Surface 
Transportation Security by $5 million;
Pages H3844-46
   McCaul amendment that sought to increase, by offset, for Border 
Security Fencing, Infrastructure, and Technology, by $10 million; 
                                                             Page H3850
   Cicilline amendment that sought to increase funding, by offset, for 
state and local programs by $337,000,000 (by a recorded vote of 154 
ayes to 266 noes, Roll No. 385);
Pages H3841-43
   Cuellar amendment that sought to increase funding, by offset, for 
Air and Marine Interdiction, Operations, Maintenance, and Procurement, 
by $32 million and for the Office of the Under Secretary for Science 
and Technology by $16 million (by a recorded vote of 162 ayes to 256 
noes, Roll No. 388); and
Pages H3951, H3853-55
   Heck amendment that sought to amend language relating to the top 10 
highest risk urban areas.
Pages H3877-78
   Withdrawn:
   Norton amendment that was offered and subsequently withdrawn that 
would have increased funding for the Office of the Under Secretary for 
Management by $500,673,000 to plan, acquire, construct, renovate, 
remediate, equip, furnish, and occupy buildings and facilities for the 
consolidation of the Department of Homeland Security headquarters and 
                                                         Pages H3847-48
   Clarke (MI) amendment that sought to increase, by offset, State and 
Local Programs by $2 billion.
Page H3864
   Point of Order sustained against:
   Poe amendment (No. 7 printed in the Congressional Record of May 31, 
2011) that sought to increase, by offset, U.S. Immigration and Customs 
Enforcement, detention and removal operations, by $100 million; 
                                                         Pages H3848-49

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   McCaul amendment that sought to increase, by offset, U.S. Customs 
and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations, by $50 million; 
                                                             Page H3849
   McCaul amendment that sought to increase, by offset, State and Local 
Programs, Operation Stonegarden, by $10 million;
                                                         Pages H3849-50
   McCaul amendment that sought to increase, by offset, U.S. 
Immigration and Customs Enforcement, for necessary expenses for 
enforcement of immigration and customs laws, by $10 million; 
                                                             Page H3850
   McCaul amendment that sought to increase, by offset, U.S. 
Immigration and Customs Enforcement, detention and removal operations, 
by $10 million;
                                                             Page H3850
   McCaul amendment that sought to increase, by offset, U.S. 
Immigration and Customs Enforcement, to facilitate agreements 
consistent with section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 
by $10 million;
                                                         Pages H3850-51
   Richardson amendment that sought to allocate funds under State and 
Local Programs as follows: at least $10 million for Buffer Zone 
Protection Plan Grants, $50 million for Port Security Grants, $100 
million for public Transportation Security Assistance and Railroad 
Security Assistance, $50 million for interoperable emergency 
communications, and $42,337,000 for the Metropolitan Medical Response 
System;
                                                         Pages H3862-63
   Richardson amendment that sought to allocate $50 million under State 
and Local Programs for Interoperable Emergency Operations Grants; 
                                                             Page H3863
   Lowey amendment that sought to provide for designated emergency 
funds for State and Local Programs in the amount of $1,229,500,000 and 
for Firefighter Assistance Grants in the amount of $460,000,000; 
                                                         Pages H3879-81
   Richmond amendment that sought to insert a new section relating to 
``covered assistance'';
                                                             Page H3890
   Poe amendment (No. 9 printed in the Congressional Record of May 31, 
2011) that sought to prohibit funds from being used to provide 
assistance to a State or local government entity or official that is in 
violation of section 642(a) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and 
Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996;
                                                             Page H3892
   Richmond amendment that sought to state that any appropriation for 
fiscal year 2011 for disaster assistance that includes an emergency 
designation shall not be required by any rule or policy to be 
accompanied by a budgetary offset;
                                                         Pages H3893-94
   Altmire amendment that sought to prohibit funds from being used for 
the construction, modification, maintenance, or repair of vehicle or 
pedestrian fencing along the southern border unless all of the iron, 
steel, and manufactured goods used are produced in the United States; 
                                                         Pages H3897-98
   King (IA) amendment that sought to allocate $50 million under the 
heading ``Border Security Fencing, Infrastructure, and Technology'' for 
carrying out section 102 of the Illegal Immigration and Immigrant 
Responsibility Act of 1996; and
                                                         Pages H3900-01
   King (IA) amendment that sought to prohibit funds from being used to 
carry out the provisions of Public Law 111-148, Public Law 111-152, or 
any amendment made by either such laws.
                                                             Page H3901
   Proceedings Postponed:
   Clarke (MI) amendment that seeks to strike language relating to the 
top 10 highest risk urban areas;
                                                         Pages H3863-64
   Sessions amendment that seeks to strike section 514; 
                                                         Pages H3885-88
   Lummis amendment that seeks to strike section 547;
                                                         Pages H3888-90
   Carter amendment that seeks to prohibit funds from being used for 
the Climate Change Adaptation Task Force of the Department of Homeland 
Security;
                                                         Pages H3890-92
   Price (NC) amendment that seeks to prohibit funds from being used to 
enforce requirements in certain sections of the Federal Fire Prevention 
and Control Act of 1974;
                                                         Pages H3894-95
   Sherman amendment that seeks to prohibit funds from being used in 
contravention of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1541 et seq.); 
                                                         Pages H3895-96
   Gosar amendment that seeks to prohibit funds from being used to 
comply with subchapter IV of chapter 31 of title 40, United States 
Code, popularly known as the Davis-Bacon Act;
                                                         Pages H3896-97
   Scalise amendment that seeks to prohibit funds from being used to 
implement or enforce Executive Order 13502, the FAR Council supporting 
regulations FAR Rule 2009-005, or any agency memorandum, bulletin, or 
contracting policy that derives its authority from Executive Order 
13502 or FAR Rule 2009-005;
                                                         Pages H3898-99
   King (IA) amendment that seeks to prohibit funds from being made 
available to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now 
and related organizations;
                                                         Pages H3901-03
   Cravaack amendment that seeks to prohibit funds from being used in 
contravention of section 236(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act;
                                                         Pages H3903-04
   Amash amendment that seeks to prohibit funds from being used to 
purchase new advanced imaging technology machines;
                                                             Page H3904
   Amash amendment that seeks to prohibit funds from being used to 
operate or maintain existing advanced imaging technology machines as 
mandatory or primary screening devices;
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   Amash amendment that seeks to prohibit funds from being used for any 
action by a political apointee to delay, vacate, or reverse any 
decision by an employee in the Privacy Office of the Department of 
Homeland Security to make records available pursuant to the Freedom of 
Information Act;
                                                         Pages H3905-06
   Rokita amendment that seeks to reduce each amount made available by 
the Act by 10 percent; and
                                                         Pages H3906-07
   Rokita amendment that seeks to prohibit funds from being used to 
implement the determination of the Administrator of the Transportation 
Security Administration regarding transportation security officers and 
collective bargaining as described in the decision memorandum dated 
February 4, 2011.
                                                             Page H3907
   H. Res. 287, the rule providing for consideration of the bill, was 
agreed to by a recorded vote of 231 ayes to 187 noes, Roll No. 382, 
after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 235 
yeas to 186 nays, Roll No. 381.
                                              Pages H3816, H3829, H3831
   A point of order was raised against the consideration of H. Res. 287 
and it was agreed to proceed with consideration of the resolution by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 234 yeas to 183 nays, Roll No. 380.
                                                             Page H3819
 Amendments:  Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on 
pages H3871, H3912-15.
 Quorum Calls -- Votes:  Three yea-and-nay votes and six recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H3819, 
H3829, H3831, H3831-32, H3852, H3853, H3853-54, H5854, and H3855. There 
were no quorum calls.
 Adjournment:  The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 12:30 a.m. on 
Thursday, June 2nd.


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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings

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 Committee Meetings
 MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
 Committee on Appropriations:  Subcommittee on Defense held a markup of 
the Defense Appropriations bill FY 2012. This was a closed meeting. The 
bill was forwarded without amendment.
 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE'S THIRTY YEAR AVIATION AND SHIPBUILDING PLANS
 Committee on Armed Services:  Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing on efficacy of the Department of 
Defense's thirty year aviation and shipbuilding plans. Testimony was 
heard from Lt. Gen. Larry Spencer, USAF, Director, Force Structure, 
Resources and Assessment, Joint Staff (J8); Maj. Gen. Richard C. 
Johnston, USAF, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Programs; 
VADM P. Stephen Stanley, USN, Principal Deputy Director of Cost 
Assessment and Program Evaluation, Office of the Secretary of Defense; 
VADM John T. ``Terry'' Blake, USN, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, 
Integration of Capabilities and Resources (N8); Lt. Gen. George Flynn, 
USMC, Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration; Ronald 
O'Rourke, Defense Policy and Arms Control Section, Congressional 
Research Service; and Eric Labs, National Security Division, CBO.
 EDUCATION REFORMS
 Committee on Education and the Workforce:  Subcommittee on Early 
Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education held a hearing entitled 
``Education Reforms: Exploring the Vital Role of Charter Schools.'' 
Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
 MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
 Committee on Energy and Commerce:  Full Committee began markup of H.R. 
1705, the Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation 
Act of 2011; and H.R. 2021, the Jobs and Energy Permitting Act of 2011.
 PROMOTING BROADBAND, JOBS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH THROUGH COMMERCIAL 
SPECTRUM AUCTIONS
 Committee on Energy and Commerce:  Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing ``Promoting Broadband, Jobs and Economic 
Growth Through Commercial Spectrum Auctions.'' Testimony was heard from 
public witnesses.
 MANAGING CIVILIAN RADIOACTIVE WASTE
 Committee on Energy and Commerce:  Subcommittee on Environment and the 
Economy held a hearing entitled ``The Department of Energy's Role in 
Managing Civilian Radioactive Waste.'' Testimony was heard from Rep. 
Berkley; Rep. Hastings of Washington; Rep. Simpson; Mark E. Gaffigan, 
Managing Director, Natural Resources and Environment, GAO; Gregory H. 
Friedman, Inspector General, Department of Energy; Peter B. Lyons, 
Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, Department of Energy; Gary 
Hollis, Chairman, Nye County Board of County Commissioners, Nye County, 
Nevada; Greg R. White, Commissioner, Michigan Public Service 
Commission; and public witnesses.

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 FEDERAL RESERVE LENDING DISCLOSURE: FOIA, DODD-FRANK, AND THE DATA 
DUMP
 Committee on Financial Services:  Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary 
Policy and Technology held a hearing entitled ``Federal Reserve Lending 
Disclosure: FOIA, Dodd-Frank, and the Data Dump.'' Testimony was heard 
from Scott G. Alvarez, General Counsel, Board of Governors of the 
Federal Reserve System; and Thomas C. Baxter, Jr., General Counsel, 
Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
 TRANSITIONING AUTHORITY AND IMPLEMENTING THE STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK IN 
IRAQ
 Committee on Foreign Affairs:  Subcommittee on the Middle East and 
South Asia held a hearing entitled ``Preserving Progress: Transitioning 
Authority and Implementing the Strategic Framework in Iraq, Part 1.'' 
Testimony was heard from Patricia M. Haslach, Iraq Transition 
Coordinator, Department of State; Christopher Crowley, Senior Deputy 
Assistant Administrator for the Middle East Bureau, USAID; and Colin 
Kahl, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Middle East, Department of 
Defense.
 INTELLIGENCE ENTERPRISE
 Committee on Homeland Security:  Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and 
Intelligence held a hearing on The DHS Intelligence Enterprise -- Past, 
Present, and Future. Testimony was heard from Caryn Wagner, Under 
Secretary, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, Department of Homeland 
Security; Rear Admiral Thomas Atkin, Assistant Commandant for 
Intelligence and Criminal investigation, USCG; Daniel Johnson, 
Assistant Administrator for Intelligence, TSA; James Chaparro, 
Assistant Director for Intelligence, Immigration and Customs 
Enforcement; and Susan Mitchell, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Office 
of Intelligence and Operations Coordination, Customs and Border 
Protection.
 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE CIVIL RIGHTS DIVISION
 Committee on the Judiciary:  Subcommittee on the Constitution held a 
hearing on the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. Testimony 
was heard from Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General, Civil 
Rights Division.
 PROMOTING INVESTMENT AND PROTECTING COMMERCE ONLINE
 Committee on the Judiciary:  Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, 
Competition and the Internet held a hearing entitled ``Promoting 
Investment and Protecting Commerce Online: The ART Act, the NET Act and 
Illegal Streaming.'' Testimony was heard from Maria Pallante, Acting 
Register, U.S. Copyright Office; and public witnesses.
 WIND AND SOLAR INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE
 Committee on Natural Resources:  Full Committee held a hearing 
entitled ``American Energy Initiative: Identifying Roadblocks to Wind 
and Solar Energy on Public Lands and Waters, Part II -- The Wind and 
Solar Industry Perspective.'' Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.
 OFFICIAL TIME: GOOD VALUE FOR THE TAXPAYER
 Committee on Oversight and Government Reform:  Subcommittee on Federal 
Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy held a hearing entitled 
``Official Time: Good Value for the Taxpayer?'' Testimony was heard 
from Rep. Gingrey of Georgia; Timothy Curry, Deputy Associate Director, 
Partnership and Labor Relations, Office of Personnel Management; and 
public witnesses.
 FEDERAL WELFARE PROGRAMS
 Committee on Oversight and Government Reform:  Subcommittee on 
Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending held a 
hearing entitled ``Duplication, Overlap, and Inefficiencies in Federal 
Welfare Programs.'' Testimony was heard from Patricia Dalton, Chief 
Operating Officer, GAO; and public witnesses.
 MILITARY CONSTRUCTION AND VETERANS AFFAIRS AND RELATED AGENCIES 
APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2012
 Committee on Rules:  The Committee granted, by voice vote, an open 
rule providing for consideration of H.R. 2055, Military Construction 
and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012. The 
rule provides one hour of debate 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 bill. 
The rule waives points of order against provisions in the bill for 
failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI. Under the Rules of the 
House the bill shall be read for amendment by paragraph. The rule 
provides that the bill shall be considered for amendment under the 
five-minute rule. The rule authorizes the Chair to accord priority in 
recognition to Members who have pre-printed their amendments in the 
Congressional Record. The rule requires the Chair to put the question 
on retaining Title II (Department of Veterans Affairs) prior to putting 
the question on engrossment and third reading. The rule provides one 
motion to recommit with or without instructions. Finally, the rule 
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Clerk, in the engrossment of H.R. 2055, to make technical and 
conforming changes in the event a portion of the bill is not retained. 
Testimony was heard from Rep. Culberson; and Rep. Bishop of Georgia.
 HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOMS
 Committee on Science, Space, and Technology:  Subcommittee on Energy 
and Environment held a hearing on Harmful Algal Blooms: Action Plans 
for Scientific Solutions. Testimony was heard from Robert Magnien, 
Director, Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research, NOAA; Richard 
Greene, Chief, Ecosystems Dynamics and Effects Branch, Gulf Ecology 
Division, EPA; and public witnesses.
 ACCESS TO CAPITAL
 Committee on Small Business:  Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
``Access to Capital: Can Small Businesses Access the Credit Necessary 
To Grow and Create Jobs?'' Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
 PUTTING AMERICA'S VETERANS BACK TO WORK
 Committee on Veterans' Affairs:  Full Committee held a hearing on 
Putting America's Veterans Back to Work. Testimony was heard from Major 
General James E. Tyre, USA, Assistant Adjutant General, Florida Army 
National Guard; Ruth A. Fanning, Director, Vocational Rehabilitation 
and Employment Service, Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of 
Veterans Affairs; Raymond M. Jefferson, Assistant Secretary, Veterans' 
Employment and Training Service, Department of Labor; and public 
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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2011-06-02

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                    COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

                              JUNE 2, 2011

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

                                 Senate

   No meetings/hearings scheduled.


                                  House

    Committee on Agriculture,  Subcommittee on Department 
Operations, Oversight, and Credit-Public, hearing to review recent 
investigations and audits of the USDA Inspector General, 10 a.m., 
1300 Longworth.
    Committee on Appropriations,  Subcommittee on Legislative 
Branch, hearing on U.S. Capitol Police FY 2012 Budget Request, 9 
a.m., HT-2 Capitol.
   Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, markup of Energy 
and Water Appropriations Act, FY 2012. 10 a.m., 2362-B Rayburn.
    Committee on the Budget,  Full Committee, hearing on Fannie Mae, 
Freddie Mac and FHA: Taxpayer Exposure in the Housing Markets, 10:30 
a.m., 210 Cannon.
    Committee on Education and the Workforce,  Subcommittee on 
Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, hearing entitled 
``Investigating Financial Mismanagement at the U.S. Department of 
Labor.'' Noon, 2175 Rayburn.
    Committee on Energy and Commerce,  Full Committee, continue 
markup of H.R. 1705, the Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of 
Impacts on the Nation Act of 2011; and H.R. 2021, the Jobs and 
Energy Permitting Act of 2011. 9 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
   Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, hearing 
entitled ``Sony and Epsilon: Lessons for Data Security 
Legislation.'' Hearing will begin 15 minutes after the 9 a.m., full 
Committee markup finishes, 2123 Rayburn.
   Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``PPACA's Effects on 
Maintaining Health Coverage and Jobs: A Review of the Health Care 
Law's Regulatory Burden.'' Hearing will begin 15 minutes after the 9 
a.m., full Committee markup finishes, 2322 Rayburn.
    Committee on Financial Services,  Subcommittee on International 
Monetary Policy and Trade, markup of legislation Securing American 
Jobs Through Exports Act of 2011, 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
    Committee on Foreign Affairs,  Full Committee, hearing on 
Religious Freedom, Democracy, Human Rights in Asia: Status of 
Implementation of the Tibetan Policy Act, Block Burmese JADE Act, 
and North Korean Human Rights Act, 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.
   Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia, hearing on European and 
Eurasian Energy:  Developing Capabilities for Security and 
Prosperity, 2:30 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.
    Committee on Homeland Security,  Subcommittee on Border and 
Maritime Security, markup of the following: H.R. 1299, the Secure 
Border Act of 2011; H.R. 1922, to provide U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection with access to Federal lands to carry out certain 
security activities in the Southwest border region, and for other 
purposes; and H.R. 915, the Jaime Zapata Border Enforcement Security 
Task Force Act. 9 a.m., 311 Cannon.
   Subcommittee on Transportation Security, hearing entitled 
``Authorizing the Transportation Security Administration for Fiscal 
Years 2012 and 2013.'' 4 p.m., 311 Cannon.
    Committee on the Judiciary,  Full Committee, markup of the 
following:  H.J. Res. 1, Proposing a balanced budget amendment to 
the Constitution of the United States; H.R. 1741, the Secure Visas 
Act; H.R. 1932, the Keep Our Communities Safe Act of 2011; and H.R. 
966, the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2011. 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
    Committee on Natural Resources,  Subcommittee on Water and 
Power, hearing on H.R. 1837, to address certain water-related 
concerns on the San Joaquin River, and for other purposes, 10 a.m., 
1324 Longworth.
   Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, hearing entitled 
``Domestic Oil and Natural Gas: Alaskan Resources, Access and 
Infrastructure.'' 10 a.m., 1334 Longworth.

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    Committee on Oversight and Government Reform,  Full Committee, 
hearing entitled ``Making the Gulf Coast Whole Again: Assessing the 
Recovery Efforts of BP and the Obama Administration After the Oil 
Spill.'' 9:30 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
   Subcommittee on Government Organization, Efficiency, and 
Financial Management, hearing entitled ``IRS E-file and Identity 
Theft.'' 12:30 p.m., 2247 Rayburn.
   Subcommittee on Health Care, District of Columbia, Census and the 
National Archives, hearing entitled ``FDA Medical Device Approval: 
Is There a Better Way?'' 1:30 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.
    Committee on Science, Space, and Technology,  Subcommittee on 
Research and Science Education, hearing on Social, Behavioral and 
Economic Science Research: Oversight of the Need for Federal 
Investments and Priorities for Funding, 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.
    Committee on Small Business,  Subcommittee on Healthcare and 
Technology, hearing entitled ``Not What the Doctor Ordered: Health 
IT Barriers for Small Medical Practices.'' 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.
    Committee on Veterans' Affairs,  Subcommittee on Economic 
Opportunity, hearing on Transition Assistance Program and VetSuccess 
on Campus Program, 11 a.m., 334 Cannon.
   Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, 
hearing on How to Improve Underperforming Regional Offices, 1:30 
p.m., 334 Cannon.
    Committee on Ways and Means,  Full Committee, hearing on How 
Business Tax Reform Can Encourage Job Creation, 10 a.m., 1100 
Longworth.
    House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence,  Full 
Committee, hearing entitled Israel/Palestinian Authority Update, 10 
a.m., HVC-304. This is a closed hearing.


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Daily Digest/Other End Matter

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                      Next Meeting of the   SENATE
                       10:30 a.m., Friday, June 3

                               
                             Senate Chamber
 Program for Friday:  Senate will meet in a pro forma session.
    

             Next Meeting of the   HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                        10 a.m., Thursday, June 2

                               
                              House Chamber
Program for Thursday:  Resume consideration of H.R. 2017 -- Department 
of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2012. 


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