Daily Digest

Monday, October 3, 2011

Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS

    See Résumé of Congressional Activity.

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S6013–S6058

Measures Introduced: Eight bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 1636–1643, and S. Res. 285.
Page S6049

Measures Considered:

Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 1619,

to provide for identification of misaligned currency, require action to correct the misalignment.
Pages S6020–27, S6034–39

During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:

By 79 yeas to 19 nays (Vote No. 155), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
Pages S6034–35

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill at approximately 11 a.m., on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, and that at 2:30 p.m., all post-cloture time on the motion to proceed to the bill be yielded back and following the reporting of the bill, the Majority Leader be recognized.
Page S6057


Messages from the President: Senate received the following messages from the President of the United States:

Transmitting, pursuant to law, the legislation and supporting documents to implement the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement; which was referred to the Committee on Finance. (PM–24)
Pages S6047–48

Transmitting, pursuant to law, the legislation and supporting documents to implement the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement; which was referred to the Committee on Finance. (PM–25)
Page S6048

Transmitting, pursuant to law, the legislation and supporting documents to implement the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement; which was referred to the Committee on Finance. (PM–26)
Pages S6048–49

Transmitting, pursuant to law, the letters exchanged between the United States and Korea that contain those commitments, which further enhance the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement; which was referred to the Committee on Finance. (PM–27)
Page S6049

Transmitting, pursuant to law, the District of Columbia's Budget Request Act for fiscal year 2012; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (PM–28)
Page S6049


Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:

Marina Garcia Marmolejo, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas.

Nannette Jolivette Brown, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Nancy Torresen, of Maine, to be United States District Judge for the District of Maine.

William Francis Kuntz II, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.

Jennifer Guerin Zipps, of Arizona, to be United States District Judge for the District of Arizona.
Pages S6027–34, S6058

By a unanimous vote of 96 yeas (Vote No. EX. 154), Henry F. Floyd, of South Carolina, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit.
Pages S6034, S6058

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Robert Stephen Ford, of Vermont, to be Ambassador to the Syrian Arab Republic (Recess Appointment).
Pages S6056, S6058


Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

Michael T. Scuse, of Delaware, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services.

Michael T. Scuse, of Delaware, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Commodity Credit Corporation.

Earl W. Gast, of California, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.

Roberta S. Jacobson, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Western Hemisphere Affairs).

James T. Ryan, of Utah, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences for a term expiring September 7, 2013.

A routine list in the Foreign Service.
Page S6057


Nominations Withdrawn: Senate received notification of withdrawal of the following nominations:

James T. Ryan, of Utah, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences for a term expiring September 7, 2013, which was sent to the Senate on July 22, 2011.

Terry D. Garcia, of Florida, to be Deputy Secretary of Commerce, which was sent to the Senate on May 16, 2011.
Page S6058


Messages from the House:
Page S6049


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S6049–51


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S6051–53


Additional Statements:
Pages S6043–47


Amendments Submitted:
Page S6053


Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
Page S6053


Privileges of the Floor:
Page S6053


Text of H.R. 2608 as Previously Passed:
Pages S6053–55


Text of H.R. 2017 as Previously Passed:
Pages S6055–56


Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--155)
Pages S6034–35


Adjournment: Senate convened at 2 p.m. and adjourned at 7:28 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 4, 2011. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S6057.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 11 public bills, H.R. 3074–3084; and 1 resolution, H. Con. Res. 83 were introduced.
Page H6505


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H6505–06


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 2838, to authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal years 2012 through 2015, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 112–229);

H. Res. 418, providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 2832) to extend the Generalized System of Preferences, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 112–230); and

H. Res. 419, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2681) to provide additional time for the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to issue achievable standards for cement manufacturing facilities, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2250) to provide additional time for the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to issue achievable standards for industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers, process heaters, and incinerators, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 112–231).
Page H6505


Recess: The House recessed at 2:08 p.m. and reconvened at 4 p.m.
Page H6470


Order of Business: Agreed by unanimous consent that it be in order to take from the Speaker's table H.R. 2608, with the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment thereto, and to consider in the House, without intervention of any point of order, a motion offered by the chair of the Committee on Appropriations or his designee that the House concur in the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment; that the Senate amendment be considered as read; that the motion be debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations; and that the previous question be considered as ordered on the motion to its adoption without intervening motion.
Page H6470


Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Utah National Guard Readiness Act: H.R. 686, amended, to require the conveyance of certain public land within the boundaries of Camp Williams, Utah, to support the training and readiness of the Utah National Guard, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 400 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 742;
Pages H6470–71, H6485–86


Ski Area Recreational Opportunity Enhancement Act of 2011: H.R. 765, to amend the National Forest Ski Area Permit Act of 1986 to clarify the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture regarding additional recreational uses of National Forest System land that is subject to ski area permits, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 394 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 743;
Pages H6471–73, H6486–87


Clarifying the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior with respect to the C.C. Cragin Dam and Reservoir: H.R. 489, to clarify the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior with respect to the C.C. Cragin Dam and Reservoir;
Pages H6473–75


Help to Access Land for the Education of Scouts: H.R. 473, amended, to provide for the conveyance of approximately 140 acres of land in the Ouachita National Forest in Oklahoma to the Indian Nations Council, Inc., of the Boy Scouts of America;
Pages H6475–76


Hoover Power Allocation Act of 2011: H.R. 470, amended, to further allocate and expand the availability of hydroelectric power generated at Hoover Dam;
Pages H6476–80


Conveying certain submerged lands to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: H.R. 670, to convey certain submerged lands to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in order to give that territory the same benefits in its submerged lands as Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa have in their submerged lands, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 397 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 744; and
Pages H6480–81, H6487


Authorizing the use of the rotunda of the United States Capitol for an event to present the Congressional Gold Medal: S. Con. Res. 29, to authorize the use of the rotunda of the United States Capitol for an event to present the Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to Neil A. Armstrong, Edwin E. ``Buzz'' Aldrin, Jr., Michael Collins, and John Herschel Glenn, Jr., in recognition of their significant contributions to society.
Pages H6481–83


Recess: The House recessed at 5:15 p.m. and reconvened at 6:30 p.m.
Page H6485


Directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make a further correction in the enrollment of H.R. 2608: Agreed by unanimous consent to H. Con. Res. 83, to direct the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make a further correction in the enrollment of H.R. 2608.
Page H6485


Presidential Messages: Read a message from the President wherein he transmitted legislation and supporting documents to implement the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement--referred to the Committee on Ways and Means and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 112–58).
Pages H6483–84

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Read a message from the President wherein he transmitted legislation and supporting documents to implement the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement--referred to the Committee on Ways and Means and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 112–59).
Page H6484

Read a message from the President wherein he transmitted legislation and supporting documents to implement the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement--referred to the Committee on Ways and Means and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 112–60).
Pages H6484–85

Read a message from the President wherein he transmitted letters exchanged between the United States and Korea relating to the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement--referred to the Committee on Ways and Means and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 112–61).
Page H6485

Read a message from the President wherein he transmitted the District of Columbia's 2012 Budget Request Act--referred to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 112–62).
Page H6495


Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H6485–86, H6486–87, H6487. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 2 p.m. and adjourned at 9:34 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

EPA REGULATORY RELIEF ACT OF 2011; AND CEMENT SECTOR REGULATORY RELIEF ACT OF 2011

Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on the following: H.R. 2250, the ``EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011''; and H.R. 2681, the ``Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011''. The Committee granted, by record vote of 8 to 2, a modified open rule for H.R. 2681. The rule provides one hour of general debate on H.R. 2681 equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of H.R. 2681. The rule makes in order the amendment in the nature of a substitute to H.R. 2681 recommended by the Committee on Energy and Commerce now printed in the bill as original text for purpose of amendment, and provides that it shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute to H.R. 2681. The rule makes in order only those amendments to H.R. 2681 that are submitted for printing in the Congressional Record not later than the legislative day of Tuesday, October 4, 2011, or pro forma amendments for the purpose of debate. Each such amendment may be offered only by the Member who caused it to be printed or a designee, and each amendment shall be considered as read if printed. The rule provides one motion to recommit H.R. 2681 with or without instructions.

The resolution further provides for a modified open rule for H.R. 2250. The rule provides one hour of general debate on H.R. 2250 equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of H.R. 2250. The rule makes in order the amendment in the nature of a substitute to H.R. 2250 recommended by the Committee on Energy and Commerce now printed in the bill as original text for purpose of amendment, and provides that it shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute to H.R. 2250. The rule makes in order only those amendments to H.R. 2250 that are submitted for printing in the Congressional Record not later than the legislative day of Tuesday, October 4, 2011, or pro forma amendments for the purpose of debate. Each such amendment may be offered only by the Member who caused it to be printed or a designee, and each amendment shall be considered as read if printed. Finally the rule provides one motion to recommit H.R. 2250 with or without instructions.

Testimony was heard from the following on H.R. 2250: Rep. Whitfield; Rep. Waxman; and Rep. Griffith of Virginia. Testimony was heard from the following on H.R. 2681: Rep. Whitfield; and Rep. Waxman.

TO EXTEND THE GENERALIZED SYSTEM OF PREFERENCES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 2832, to Extend the Generalized System of Preferences, and for other purposes. The Committee granted, by voice vote, a rule providing for the consideration of the Senate amendment to H.R. 2832. The rule makes in order a motion by the chair on the Committee on Ways and Means or his designee that the House concur in the Senate amendment. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the motion. The rule provides that the Senate amendment shall be considered as read. Finally, the rule provides one hour of debate on the motion equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means. Testimony was heard from Chairman Brady of Texas; and Rep. McDermott.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see
Daily Digest, p. D1025)

H.R. 2005, to reauthorize the Combating Autism Act of 2006. Signed on September 30, 2011. (Public Law 112–32)

H.R. 2017, making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2012. Signed on September 30, 2011. (Public Law 112–33)

H.R. 2883, to amend part B of title IV of the Social Security Act to extend the child and family services program through fiscal year 2016. Signed on September 30, 2011. (Public Law 112–34)

H.R. 2943, to extend the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families and related programs through December 31, 2011. Signed on September 30, 2011. (Public Law 112–35)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY,

OCTOBER 4, 2011

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate
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Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection, to hold hearings to examine consumer protection and middle class wealth building in an age of growing household debt, 3 p.m., SD–538.

Committee on the Budget: to hold hearings to examine improving the budget process, focusing on strategies for more effective congressional budgeting, 9:30 a.m., SD–608.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: to hold hearings to examine the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board's Shale Gas Production Subcommittee's 90-day report, 10 a.m., SD–366.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife, to hold hearings to examine nutrient pollution, focusing on an overview of nutrient reduction approaches, 2:30 p.m., SD–406.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security, to hold hearings to examine costs of prescription drug abuse in the Medicare Part D program, 10:30 a.m., SD–342.

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security, to hold hearings to examine America's agricultural labor crisis, focusing on enacting a practical solution, 10 a.m., SD–226.

Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Stephanie Dawn Thacker, of West Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit, Michael Walter Fitzgerald, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California, Ronnie Abrams, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, Rudolph Contreras, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia, and Miranda Du, to be United States District Judge for the District of Nevada, 3 p.m., SD–226.

Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.

Joint Meetings

Joint Economic Committee: to hold hearings to examine the economic outlook, 10 a.m., SD–G50.

CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

Week of October 4 through October 8, 2011

Senate Chamber

On Tuesday, at approximately 11 a.m., Senate will continue consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 1619, Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act. At 2:30 p.m., all post-cloture time on the motion to proceed will be yielded back, and following the reporting of the bill, the Majority Leader will be recognized.

During the balance of the week, Senate may consider any cleared legislative and executive business.

Senate Committees

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: October 4, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection, to hold hearings to examine consumer protection and middle class wealth building in an age of growing household debt, 3 p.m., SD–538.

October 5, Subcommittee on Economic Policy, to hold hearings to examine perspectives on the economic implications of the Federal budget deficit, 10 a.m., SD–538.

October 6, Full Committee, business meeting to consider the nominations of Richard Cordray, of Ohio, to be Director, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, Alan B. Krueger, of New Jersey, to be a Member of the Council of Economic Advisers, Executive Office of the President, David A. Montoya, of Texas, to be Inspector General, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Cyrus Amir-Mokri, of New York, to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, and Patricia M. Loui, of Hawaii, and Larry W. Walther, of Arkansas, both to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States; to be immediately followed by a hearing to examine the Financial Stability Oversight Council annual report to Congress, 10 a.m., SD–538.

Committee on the Budget: October 4, to hold hearings to examine improving the budget process, focusing on strategies for more effective congressional budgeting, 9:30 a.m., SD–608.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: October 4, to hold hearings to examine the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board's Shale Gas Production Subcommittee's 90-day report, 10 a.m., SD–366.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: October 4, Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife, to hold hearings to examine nutrient pollution, focusing on an overview of nutrient reduction approaches, 2:30 p.m., SD–406.

October 6, Subcommittee on Children's Health and Environmental Responsibility, to hold an oversight hearing to examine Federal actions to clean up contamination from legacy uranium mining and milling operations, 10 a.m., SD–406.

Committee on Finance: October 6, to hold hearings to examine tax reform options, focusing on incentives for homeownership, 10 a.m., SD–215.

Committee on Foreign Relations: October 5, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Susan Denise Page, of Illinois, to be Ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan, Adrienne S. O'Neal, of Michigan, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Cape Verde, Mary Beth Leonard, of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Mali, and Mark Francis Brzezinski, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to Sweden, all of the Department of State, 10 a.m., SD–419.

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October 6, Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and Global Narcotics Affairs, to hold hearings to examine the Peace Corps, focusing on the next fifty years, 10:30 a.m., SD–419.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: October 4, Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security, to hold hearings to examine costs of prescription drug abuse in the Medicare Part D program, 10:30 a.m., SD–342.

October 5, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Ernest Mitchell, Jr., of California, to be Administrator of the United States Fire Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, 10 a.m., SD–342.

October 5, Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight, to hold hearings to examine food service management contracts, focusing on if contractors are overcharging the government, 2 p.m., SD–342.

October 6, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, to hold hearings to examine speculation and compliance with the ``Dodd-Frank Act'', 9:30 a.m., SD–342.

Committee on Indian Affairs: October 6, to hold an oversight hearing to examine internet infrastructure in native communities, focusing on equal access to e-commerce, jobs and the global marketplace, 2:15 p.m., SD–628.

Committee on the Judiciary: October 4, Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security, to hold hearings to examine America's agricultural labor crisis, focusing on enacting a practical solution, 10 a.m., SD–226.

October 4, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Stephanie Dawn Thacker, of West Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit, Michael Walter Fitzgerald, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California, Ronnie Abrams, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, Rudolph Contreras, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia, and Miranda Du, to be United States District Judge for the District of Nevada, 3 p.m., SD–226.

October 5, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine considering the role of judges under the Constitution of the United States, 2:30 p.m., SH–216.

October 6, Full Committee, business meeting to consider S. 1301, to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2012 to 2015 for the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, to enhance measures to combat trafficking in person, H.R. 368, to amend title 28, United States Code, to clarify and improve certain provisions relating to the removal of litigation against Federal officers or agencies to Federal courts, an original bill entitled, ``Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011, H.R. 394, to amend title 28, United States Code, to clarify the jurisdiction of the Federal courts, an original bill entitled, ``Appeal Time Clarification Act of 2011'', H.R. 2633, to amend title 28, United States Code, to clarify the time limits for appeals in civil cases to which United States officers or employees are parties, S. 1014, to provide for additional Federal district judgeships, and the nominations of Evan Jonathan Wallach, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit, Dana L. Christensen, to be United States District Judge for the District of Montana, Cathy Ann Bencivengo, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California, Gina Marie Groh, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of West Virginia, Margo Kitsy Brodie, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York, Adalberto Jose Jordan, of Florida, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit, John M. Gerrard, to be United States District Judge for the District of Nebraska, Mary Elizabeth Phillips, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Missouri, Thomas Owen Rice, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Washington, David Nuffer, to be United States District Judge for the District of Utah, and Steven R. Frank, to be United States Marshal for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Martin J. Pane, to be United States Marshal for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and David Blake Webb, to be United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, all of the Department of Justice, 10 a.m., SD–226.

Select Committee on Intelligence: October 4, to hold closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.

October 6, Full Committee, to hold closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.

House Committees

Committee on Armed Services, October 4, full Committee, hearing on the future of National Defense and the U.S. Military Ten Years After 9/11: Perspectives from Former Service Chiefs and Vice Chiefs, 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

October 5, Panel on Defense Financial Management and Auditability Reform, hearing entitled ``Is the Financial Management Workforce Positioned to Achieve DOD's Financial Improvement Goals?'' 8 a.m., 2212 Rayburn.

Committee on Education and the Workforce, October 4, Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, hearing entitled ``Modernizing the Workforce Investment Act: Developing an Effective Job Training System for Workers and Employers.'' 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

October 5, Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, hearing entitled ``Workplace Safety: Ensuring a Responsible Regulatory Environment.'' 10 a.m., 2261 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, October 5, Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, hearing entitled ``Protecting Children's Privacy in an Electronic World.'' 9 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

October 5, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``Administration Efforts on Line-by-Line Budget Review.'' 9:30 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

October 6, Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, hearing entitled ``Chemical Risk Assessment: What Works for Jobs and the Economy?'' 9 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, October 4, Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology, hearing entitled ``Audit the Fed: Dodd-Frank, QE3, and Federal Reserve Transparency.'' 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

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October 4, Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade, hearing entitled ``The World Bank and Multi Lateral Development Banks' Authorization.'' 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.

October 5, Subcommittee on Capital Markets, markup of the following: H.R. 1965, to amend the securities laws to establish certain thresholds for shareholder registration, and for other purposes; H.R. 2167, the ``Private Company Flexibility and Growth Act''; H.R. 2930, the ``Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act''; H.R. 2940, the ``Access to Capital for Job Creators Act''; and legislation regarding the ``Small Company Job Growth and Regulatory Relief Act of 2011.'' 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

October 6, full Committee, hearing entitled ``The Annual Report of the Financial Stability Oversight Council.'' 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.

October 6, Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity, hearing entitled ``The Obama Administration's Response to the Housing Crisis.'' 9:30 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, October 4, full Committee, hearing entitled ``Why Taiwan Matters, Part II.'' 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

October 4, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere; and the Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management, joint hearing entitled ``Mérida Part Two: Insurgency and Terrorism in Mexico.'' 2 p.m. in 2172 Rayburn.

October 4, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights, hearing entitled ``A Comprehensive Assessment of U.S. Policy Toward Sudan.'' 2 p.m., 2200 Rayburn.

October 5, full Committee, markup of the following: H.R. 2830, to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2012 and 2013 for the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, and for other purposes; and H.R. 2059, to prohibit funding to the United Nations Population Fund; and legislation to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2012 and 2013 for the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, and for other purposes. 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security, October 4, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, hearing entitled ``Does Administrative Amnesty Harm our Efforts to Gain and Maintain Operational Control of the Border?'' 10 a.m., 311 Cannon.

October 5, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, hearing entitled ``Intelligence Sharing and Terrorist Travel: How DHS Addresses the Mission of Providing Security, Facilitating Commerce and Protecting Privacy for Passengers Engaged in International Travel.'' 10 a.m., 311 Cannon.

October 6, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies, hearing entitled ``Cloud Computing: What are the Security Implications?'' 10 a.m., 311 Cannon.

Committee on the Judiciary, October 4, full Committee, hearing entitled ``A Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution.'' 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

October 5, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, hearing entitled ``The Implementation of Certain International Nuclear and Maritime Terrorism Agreements.'' 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

October 5, Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement, markup to request a Department of Homeland Security Departmental Report on the Beneficiary of H.R. 1857, for the relief of Bartosz Kumor; followed by a hearing entitled ``STEM the Tide: Should America Try to Prevent an Exodus of Foreign Graduates of U.S. Universities with Advanced Science Degrees?'' 1:30 p.m., 2141 Rayburn.

October 6, full Committee, markup of the following: H.R. 313, the ``Drug Trafficking Safe Harbor Elimination Act of 2011''; H.R. 1254, the ``Synthetic Drug Control Act of 2011''; H.R. 2471, to amend section 2710 of title 18, United States Code, to clarify that a video tape service provider may obtain a consumer's informed, written consent on an ongoing basis and that consent may be obtained through the Internet; and H.R. 2870, the ``Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2011''. 10:30 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, October 4, full Committee, hearing entitled ``The President's New National Ocean Policy--A Plan for Further Restrictions on Ocean, Coastal and Inland Activities.'' 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

October 4, Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Affairs, hearing on H.R. 2938, the ``Gila Bend Indian Reservation Lands Replacement Clarification Act.'' 2 p.m., 1324 Longworth.

October 4, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, hearing on the following legislation: H.R. 2563, to authorize a Wall of Remembrance as part of the Korean War Veterans Memorial and to allow certain private contributions to fund that Wall of Remembrance; H.R. 1335, to revise the boundaries of the Gettysburg National Military Park to include the Gettysburg Train Station, and for other purposes; and H.R. 854, to authorize the Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes. 2 p.m., 1334 Longworth.

October 5, full Committee, markup of the following: H.R. 306, the ``Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act''; H.R. 443, to provide for the conveyance of certain property from the United States to the Maniilaq Association located in Kotzebue, Alaska; H.R. 588, to redesignate the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge as the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge; H.R. 850, to facilitate a proposed project in the Lower St. Croix Wild and Scenic River, and for other purposes; H.R. 991, to amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to allow importation of polar bear trophies taken in sport hunts in Canada before the date the polar bear was determined to be a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973; H.R. 1162, to provide the Quileute Indian Tribe Tsunami and Flood Protection, and for other purposes; H.R. 1461, the ``Mescalero Apache Tribe Leasing Authorization Act''; H.R. 1466, to resolve the status of certain persons legally residing in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands under the immigration laws of the United States; H.R. 1505, the ``National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act''; H.R. 1556, to amend the Omnibus Indian Advancement Act to allow certain land to be used to generate income to provide funding for academic programs, and for other purposes; H.R. 1740, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a segment of Illabot Creek in Skagit County, Washington, as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System; H.R. 2060, the ``Central Oregon Jobs and Water Security Act''; H.R. 2351, the ``North Cascades National Park Service Complex Fish Stocking Act''; H.R. 2352, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to adjust the boundary of the Stephen Mather Wilderness and the North Cascades National Park in order to allow the rebuilding of a road outside of the floodplain while ensuring that there is no net loss of acreage to the Park or the Wilderness, and for other purposes; H.R. 2360, the ``Providing for Our Workforce and Energy Resources (POWER) Act''; H.R. 2578, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act related to a segment of the Lower Merced River in California, and for other purposes; H.R. 2752, the ``BLM Live Internet Auctions Act''; H.R. 2803, to direct the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, to conduct a technological capability assessment, survey, and economic feasibility study regarding recovery of minerals, other than oil and natural gas, from the shallow and deep seabed of the United States; H.R. 2842, the ``Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act of 2011''; H.R. 2915, the ``American Taxpayer and Western Area Power Administration Customer Protection Act of 2011''; and H.R. 3069, the ``Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act''. 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

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October 6, full Committee, hearing entitled ``BOEMRE/U.S. Coast Guard Joint Investigation Team Report.'' 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, October 4, full Committee, hearing entitled ``Where is the Peace Dividend? Examining the Final Report to Congress of the Commission on Wartime Contracting.'' 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

October 6, Subcommittee on Health Care, District of Columbia, Census and the National Archives, hearing entitled ``Obamacare's Employer Penalty and its Impact on Temporary Workers.'' 9:30 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

October 6, Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, and Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform, hearing entitled ``Protecting Taxpayer Dollars: Are Federal Agencies Making Full Use of Suspension and Debarment Sanctions?'' 9:30 a.m., 2247 Rayburn.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, October 4, Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, hearing entitled ``Quality Science for Quality Air.'' 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, October 5, full Committee, hearing entitled ``Adding to Uncertainty: The Impact of DOL/NLRB Decisions and Proposed Rules on Small Businesses.'' 1 p.m., 2360 Rayburn.

October 6, Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce, hearing entitled ``Subpar Subcontracting: Challenges for Small Businesses Contractors.'' 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, October 4, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, hearing entitled ``What Will It Cost: Protecting the Taxpayer from an Unachievable Coast Guard Acquisition Program.'' 10:30 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

October 5, Subcommittee on Aviation, hearing entitled ``A Comprehensive Review of FAA's NextGen Program: Costs, Benefits, Progress, and Management.'' 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, October 5, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, hearing entitled ``Reviewing the Progress of the Partnership between the United States Paralympics and the Department of Veterans Affairs to Promote Adaptive Sports.'' 10 a.m., 334 Cannon.

October 6, Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``The Federal Recovery Coordination Program: Assessing Progress Toward Improvement.'' 8:30 a.m., 340 Cannon.

October 6, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, hearing entitled ``Arlington National Cemetery: An Update on Reform and Progress.'' 10:30 a.m., 334 Cannon.

Committee on Ways and Means, October 6, Subcommittee on Human Resources, hearing reviewing unemployment benefit proposals in the President's latest jobs plan and assessing whether they will help the long-term unemployed return to work, 9 a.m., B–318 Rayburn.

House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, October 4, full Committee, hearing entitled ``Cyber Threats and Ongoing Efforts to Protect the Nation.'' 10 a.m., HVC 210.

October 6, full Committee, hearing entitled ``Domestic Threat Intelligence.'' 10 a.m., HVC 210.

Joint Meetings

Joint Economic Committee: October 4, to hold hearings to examine the economic outlook, 10 a.m., SD–G50.October 3, 2011*ÿ7Eÿ7Eÿ7EThese figures include all measures reported, even if there was no accompanying report. A total of 86 written reports have been filed in the Senate, a total of 229 reports have been filed in the House. Ð **ÿ7Eÿ7Eÿ7EProceedings on Roll Call No. 484 were vacated by unanimous consent.

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Résumé of Congressional Activity

FIRST SESSION OF THE ONE HUNDRED TWELFTH CONGRESS

The first table gives a comprehensive résumé of all legislative business transacted by the Senate and House.

The second table accounts for all nominations submitted to the Senate by the President for Senate confirmation.

    EXECUTIVE DATA ON LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY

January 5 through September 30, 2011

SenateHouseTotal

Days in session

123125
. .

Time in session

799 hrs., 21739 hrs., 17
. .

Congressional Record:

Pages of proceedings

6,0116,467
. .

Extensions of Remarks

. .1,733
. .

Public bills enacted into law

1223
35

Private bills enacted into law

. .. .
. .

Bills in conference

22
. .

Measures passed, total

265247
512

Senate bills

2610
. .

House bills

26103
. .

Senate joint resolutions

43
. .

House joint resolutions

35
. .

Senate concurrent resolutions

154
. .

House concurrent resolutions

1317
. .

Simple resolutions

178105
. .

Measures reported, total

*137*200
337

Senate bills

1002
. .

House bills

9129
. .

Senate joint resolutions

1. .
. .

House joint resolutions

. .2
. .

Senate concurrent resolutions

2. .
. .

House concurrent resolutions

. .2
. .

Simple resolutions

2565
. .

Special reports

1229
. .

Conference reports

. .. .
. .

Measures pending on calendar

14565
. .

Measures introduced, total

1,9743,651
5,625

Bills

1,6353,073
. .

Joint resolutions

2779
. .

Concurrent resolutions

2982
. .

Simple resolutions

283417
. .

Quorum calls

53
. .

Yea-and-nay votes

153194
. .

Recorded votes

. .543**
. .

Bills vetoed

. .. .
. .

Vetoes overridden

. .. .
. .

    DISPOSITION OF EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS

January 5 through September 30, 2011

Civilian nominations, totaling 419, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

196

Unconfirmed

214

Withdrawn

9

Other Civilian nominations, totaling 2,376, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

2,072

Unconfirmed

299

Withdrawn

5

Air Force nominations, totaling 5,475, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

1,703

Unconfirmed

3,772
Army nominations, totaling 5,127, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

5,052

Unconfirmed

75

Navy nominations, totaling 3,346, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

3,325

Unconfirmed

21

Marine Corps nominations, totaling 1,249, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

1,249

Summary

Total nominations carried over from the First Session

0

Total nominations received this Session

17,992

Total confirmed

13,597

Total unconfirmed

4,381

Total withdrawn

14

Total returned to the White House

0
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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

10 a.m., Tuesday, October 4

Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday: After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond one hour), Senate will continue consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 1619, Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act, and at 2:30 p.m., all post-cloture time on the motion to proceed to the bill be yielded back and following the reporting of the bill, the Majority Leader be recognized.

(Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. for their respective party conferences.)

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Tuesday, October 4

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Consideration of a motion to concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 2608--Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Adams, Sandy, Fla., E1744

Beniskey, Dan, Mich., E1743

Bishop, Sanford D., Jr., Ga., E1736

Capuano, Michael E., Mass., E1741

Castor, Kathy, Fla., E1737

Coble, Howard, N.C., E1746

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E1742

Crowley, Joseph, N.Y., E1737

Denham, Jeff, Calif., E1739, E1742

Dingell, John D., Mich., E1746

Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E1735, E1741

Frelinghuysen, Rodney P., N.J., E1736, E1738, E1743

Graves, Sam, Mo., E1744

Higgins, Brian, N.Y., E1744, E1744

Honda, Michael M., Calif., E1740

Hoyer, Steny H., Md., E1745

Kucinich, Dennis J., Ohio, E1735, E1736, E1737, E1738, E1738, E1739, E1740, E1741, E1742, E1743

Lee, Barbara, Calif., E1736, E1739, E1742

Lynch, Stephen F., Mass., E1740

McDermott, Jim, Wash., E1745, E1746

Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E1745

Meehan, Patrick, Pa., E1735

Quigley, Mike, Ill., E1738, E1744

Rangel, Charles B., N.Y., E1740

Ryan, Tim, Ohio, E1735

Stivers, Steve, Ohio, E1746 

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