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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

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Senate

Chamber Action



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

Committee Meetings



No committee meetings were held. H

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


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H3870–71


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).
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Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Westmoreland to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Recess: The House recessed at 10:35 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
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Retirement of Law Revision Counsel for the House of Representatives: Read a letter from Mr. Peter G. LeFevre wherein he retired as Law Revision Counsel effective June 1, 2011.
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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


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.
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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.''.
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Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2012: The House began consideration of 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 (Continued next issue.)

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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;
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LaTourette amendment that increases funding, by offset, for Firefighter Assistance Grants by $320 million (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;
(See Next Issue)

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;
(See Next Issue)

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;
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Richardson amendment that redirects $100 million with respect to Disaster Relief;
(See Next Issue)

Honda amendment that strikes language prohibiting funds from being used for grants for immigrant integration;
(See Next Issue)

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;
(See Next Issue)

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;
(See Next Issue)

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
(See Next Issue)

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.
(See Next Issue)

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;
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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.
(See Next Issue)

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;
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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;
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McCaul amendment that sought to increase, by offset, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, detention and removal operations, by $10 million;
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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;
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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;
(See Next Issue)

Richmond amendment that sought to insert a new section relating to ``covered assistance'';
(See Next Issue)

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;
(See Next Issue)

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;
(See Next Issue)

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;
(See Next Issue)

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
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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.
(See Next Issue)

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;
(See Next Issue)

Lummis amendment that seeks to strike section 547;
(See Next Issue)

Carter amendment that seeks to prohibit funds from being used for the Climate Change Adaptation Task Force of the Department of Homeland Security;
(See Next Issue)

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;
(See Next Issue)

Sherman amendment that seeks to prohibit funds from being used in contravention of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1541 et seq.);
(See Next Issue)

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;
(See Next Issue)

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;
(See Next Issue)

King (IA) amendment that seeks to prohibit funds from being made available to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now and related organizations;
(See Next Issue)

Cravaack amendment that seeks to prohibit funds from being used in contravention of section 236(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act;
(See Next Issue)

Amash amendment that seeks to prohibit funds from being used to purchase new advanced imaging technology machines;
(See Next Issue)

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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;
(See Next Issue)

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;
(See Next Issue)

Rokita amendment that seeks to reduce each amount made available by the Act by 10 percent; and
(See Next Issue)

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.
(See Next Issue)

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.
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Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on page H3871.

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.

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 directs the 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.

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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 witnesses. F

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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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

20:30 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.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue







HOUSE


Adams, Sandy, Fla., E1007

Alexander, Rodney, La., E1007

Bilirakis, Gus M., Fla., E1010

Burgess, Michael C., Tex., E1007

Carnahan, Russ, Mo., E1012

Courtney, Joe, Conn., E1011

Fudge, Marcia L., Ohio, E1011

Higgins, Brian, N.Y., E1007

Himes, James A., Conn., E1012

Honda, Michael M., Calif., E1010

Huelskamp, Tim, Kans., E1010

Issa, Darrell E., Calif., E1013

Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E1016

Kildee, Dale E., Mich., E1009, E1011

Kucinich, Dennis J., Ohio, E1011, E1012

Larson, John B., Conn., E1013

Lee, Barbara, Calif., E1008, E1015

McCarthy, Carolyn, N.Y., E1011

Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E1007

Miller, George, Calif., E1009

Moran, James P., Va., E1013

Olson, Pete, Tex., E1015

Pallone, Frank, Jr., N.J., E1008, E1014

Paul, Ron, Tex., E1010

Price, David E., N.C., E1014

Rehberg, Denny, Mont., E1010

Runyan, Jon, N.J., E1016

Schiff, Adam B., Calif., E1008, E1014

Sessions, Pete, Tex., E1012

Smith, Lamar, Tex., E1009, E1011

Tipton, Scott R., Colo., E1008, E1009, E1010

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