Daily Digest

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S6145–S6276

Measures Introduced: Six bills and two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1655–1660, and S. Res. 286–287.
Page S6185

Measures Passed:

Filipino American History Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 287, designating October 2011 as ``Filipino American History Month''.
Pages S6275–76

Measures Considered:

Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act--Agreement: Senate continued consideration of S. 1619,

to provide for identification of misaligned currency, require action to correct the misalignment, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S6152–77

Pending:

Reid Amendment No. 694, to change the enactment date.
Page S6152

Reid Amendment No. 695 (to Amendment No. 694), of a perfecting nature.
Page S6152

Reid Motion to commit the bill to the Committee on Finance with instructions, Reid Amendment No. 696, to change the enactment date.
Page S6152

Reid Amendment No. 697 (to (the instructions) Amendment No. 696) of the motion to commit), of a perfecting nature.
Page S6152

Reid Amendment No. 698 (to Amendment No. 697), of a perfecting nature.
Page S6152

A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, October 6, 2011, with the time until 10:30 a.m. equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders, or their designees.
Page S6276


Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

Patty Shwartz, of New Jersey, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit.

1 Air Force nomination in the rank of general.

4 Army nominations in the rank of general.

2 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.

Routine lists in the Army, and Navy.
Page S6276


Messages from the House:
Page S6184


Measures Read the First Time:
Pages S6184, S6276


Executive Communications:
Pages S6184–85


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S6185–87


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S6187–S6226


Additional Statements:
Pages S6180–84


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S6226–74


Notices of Intent:
Pages S6274–75


Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
Page S6275


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S6275


Privileges of the Floor:
Page S6275


Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 8:09 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2011. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S6276.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

FEDERAL BUDGET DEFICIT

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on Economic Policy concluded a hearing to examine perspectives on the economic implications of the Federal budget deficit, after receiving testimony from Maya MacGuineas, New America Foundation Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, and Douglas Holtz-Eakin, American Action Forum, both of Washington, D.C.; and Roger C. Altman, Evercore Partners, New York, New York.

NOMINATIONS

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing 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, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

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NOMINATION

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing 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, after the nominee testified and answered questions in his own behalf.

FOOD SERVICE MANAGEMENT CONTRACTS

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight concluded a hearing to examine food service management contracts, focusing on if contractors are overcharging the government, after receiving testimony from Phyllis K. Fong, Inspector General, Office of Inspector General, Department of Agriculture; John F. Carroll, State of New York Assistant Attorney General, New York; and Charles Tiefer, University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland.

THE ROLE OF JUDGES UNDER THE CONSTITUTION

Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine considering the role of judges under the Constitution of the United States, after receiving testimony from Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, and Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, both of The Supreme Court of the United States.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 20 public bills, H.R. 3094–3113; and 3 resolutions, H. Res. 422–424 were introduced.
Pages H6623–25


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H6625–27


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 2594, to prohibit operators of civil aircraft of the United States from participating in the European Union's emissions trading scheme, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 112–232 Pt. 1);

H.R. 1025, to amend title 38, United States Code, to recognize the service in the reserve components of certain persons by honoring them with status as veterans under law (H. Rept. 112–233);

H.R. 1263, to amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to provide surviving spouses with certain protections relating to mortgages and mortgage foreclosures, with amendments (H. Rept. 112–234);

H.R. 2074, to amend title 38, United States Code, to require a comprehensive policy on reporting and tracking sexual assault incidents and other safety incidents that occur at medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs, with amendments (H. Rept. 112–235); and

H.R. 2302, to amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to notify Congress of conferences sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs, with amendments (H. Rept. 112–236).
Page H6623


Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Hartzler to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H6557


Recess: The House recessed at 11:15 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
Page H6566


Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measure:
Returning unused or reclaimed funds made available for broadband awards in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: H.R. 1343, amended, to return unused or reclaimed funds made available for broadband awards in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to the Treasury of the United States.
Pages H6570–73


Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011: The House began consideration of H.R. 2681, to provide additional time for the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to issue achievable standards for cement manufacturing facilities.
Pages H6573–H6617

Pursuant to the rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Energy and Commerce now printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule.
Page H6581

Rejected:

Waxman amendment (No. 11 printed in the Congressional Record of October 4, 2011) that sought to add a section to instruct the EPA Administrator not to delay actions to reduce emissions from any cement kiln if such emissions are harming brain development or causing learning disabilities in infants or children (by a recorded vote of 166 ayes to 246 noes, Roll No. 747);
Pages H6581–87, H6605

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Rush amendment (No. 7 printed in the Congressional Record of October 4, 2011) that sought to add a subsection stating that section 5 is intended to supplement the provisions of, and shall not be construed to supersede any requirement, limitation, or other provision of, sections 112 and 129 of the Clean Air Act (by a recorded vote of 162 ayes to 251 noes, Roll No. 748);
Pages H6587–89, H6605–06

Capps amendment (No. 17 printed in the Congressional Record of October 4, 2011) that sought to add a section to include findings for health costs and benefits for the rules specified in section 3(b) (by a recorded vote of 158 ayes to 254 noes, Roll No. 749);
Pages H6589–92, H6606–07

Schakowsky amendment (No. 1 printed in the Congressional Record of October 4, 2011) that sought to add a section that finds that mercury released into the ambient air from cement kilns addressed by the rules listed in section 2(b) of this Act is a potent neurotoxin (by a recorded vote of 175 ayes to 248 noes, Roll No. 750);
Pages H6592–95, H6607

Waxman amendment (No. 9 printed in the Congressional Record of October 4, 2011) that sought to require the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to make a determination regarding whether this Act authorizes the appropriation of funds to implement this Act (by a recorded vote of 167 ayes to 254 noes, Roll No. 751);
Pages H6595–96, H6607–08

Waxman amendment (No. 16 printed in the Congressional Record of October 4, 2011) that sought to add a section that finds that if the rules specified in section 3(b) remain in effect, they are expected to reduce the amount of mercury that deposits to land and water (by a recorded vote of 169 ayes to 254 noes, Roll No. 752);
Pages H6596, H6608–09

Pallone amendment (No. 21 printed in the Congressional Record of October 4, 2011) that sought to add a section that finds that Federal departments should support efforts to achieve the objectives for improving the health of all Americans through reduced exposure to mercury that are established in Healthy People 2020 and to add a section relating to the reduction of blood-mercury concentrations (by a recorded vote of 166 ayes to 254 noes, Roll No. 753);
Pages H6596–98, H6609

Jackson Lee amendment (No. 4 printed in the Congressional Record of October 4, 2011) that sought to strike in the Compliance Dates section ``not earlier than 5 years after the effective date of the regulation'' and insert ``not later than 3 years after the regulation is promulgated as final'' (by a recorded vote of 162 ayes to 262 noes, Roll No. 754);
Pages H6598–99, H6609–10

Quigley amendment (No. 8 printed in the Congressional Record of October 4, 2011) that sought to add a section relating to Protection from Avoidable Cases of Cancer (by a recorded vote of 175 ayes to 248 noes, Roll No. 755);
Pages H6599–H6600, H6610–11

Connolly amendment (No. 18 printed in the Congressional Record of October 4, 2011) that sought to add a section relating to Protection from Respiratory and Cardiovascular Illness and Death (by a recorded vote of 176 ayes to 248 noes, Roll No. 756);
Pages H6600–01, H6611

Welch amendment (No. 20 printed in the Congressional Record of October 4, 2011) that sought to add a section that finds that the American people are exposed to mercury from industrial sources addressed by the rules listed in section 2(b) of this Act through the consumption of fish containing mercury and every State in the Nation has issued at least one mercury advisory for fish consumption (by a recorded vote of 174 ayes to 249 noes, Roll No. 757);
Pages H6601–02, H6611–12

Moore amendment (No. 2 printed in the Congressional Record of October 4, 2011) that sought to state that the Act shall not take effect until the President certifies that implementation will not adversely affect public health in the United States and will not have a disproportionately negative impact on subpopulations that are most at risk from hazardous air pollutants (by a recorded vote of 167 ayes to 256 noes, Roll No. 758); and
Pages H6602–04, H6612–13

Ellison amendment (No. 14 printed in the Congressional Record of October 4, 2011) that sought to require that not later than 60 days after the enactment of the Act, the Administrator shall publish a notice in the Federal Register estimating the public health impact of delaying regulation for the Portland cement manufacturing industry and Portland cement plants (by a recorded vote of 170 ayes to 252 noes, Roll No. 759).
Pages H6604–05, H6613

Proceedings Postponed:

Cohen amendment (No. 23 printed in the Congressional Record of October 4, 2011) that seeks to insert a subparagraph relating to potential reductions in the number of illness-related absences from work due to respiratory or other illnesses;
Pages H6613–14

Keating amendment (No. 5 printed in the Congressional Record of October 4, 2011) that seeks to insert a paragraph relating to a date for compliance with standards and requirements under such regulation in accordance with section 112(i)(3) of the Clean Air Act; and
Pages H6614–15

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Edwards amendment (No. 3 printed in the Congressional Record of October 4, 2011) that seeks to add a section that finds that if the rules specified in section 3(b) remain in effect, they will yield annual public health benefits of $6,700,000,000 to $18,000,000,000, while the costs of such rules are $926,000,000 to $950,000,000.
Pages H6615–17

H. Res. 419, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 2681) and (H.R. 2250) was agreed to yesterday, October 4th.

Meeting Hour: Agreed that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9 a.m. tomorrow, October 6th.
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Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page H6566.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Thirteen recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H6605, H6606, H6606–07, H6607, H6608, H6608–09, H6609, H6610, H6610–11, H6611, H6612, H6612–13, H6613. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 8:32 p.m.

Committee Meetings

WORKPLACE SAFETY

Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Workforce Protections held a hearing entitled ``Workplace Safety: Ensuring a Responsible Regulatory Environment.'' Testimony was heard from David Michaels, Assistant Secretary, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Department of Labor; and public witnesses.

CHILDREN'S PRIVACY IN AN ELECTRONIC WORLD

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Protecting Children's Privacy in an Electronic World.'' Testimony was heard from Mary Koelbel Engle, Associate Director, Division of Advertising Practices, Federal Trade Commission; and public witnesses.

LINE-BY-LINE BUDGET REVIEW

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``Administration Efforts on Line-by-Line Budget Review.'' Testimony was heard from Clinton T. Brass, Analyst in Government Organization and Management, Congressional Research Service; and public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Capital Markets held a 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.'' The following were forwarded, as amended: H.R. 1965; H.R. 2167; H.R. 2930; H.R. 2940; and the legislation regarding the ``Small Company Job Growth and Regulatory Relief Act of 2011.''

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Full Committee held a 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. H.R. 2830 was ordered reported, as amended. H.R. 2059 was ordered reported without amendment.

INTELLIGENCE SHARING AND TERRORIST TRAVEL

Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence held a 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.'' Testimony was heard from Mary Ellen Callahan, Chief Privacy Officer, Department of Homeland Security, Thomas Bush, Executive Director of Automation and Targeting, Office of Intelligence and Investigative Liaison, Customs and Border Protection; and David Heyman, Assistant Secretary for Policy, Department of Homeland Security.

INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR AND MARITIME TERRORISM AGREEMENTS

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security held a hearing entitled ``The Implementation of Certain International Nuclear and Maritime Terrorism Agreements.'' Testimony was heard from Thomas M. Countryman, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, Department of State; and Brad Wiegmann, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for National Security, Department of Justice.

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MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement held a markup to request a Department of Homeland Security Departmental Report on the Beneficiary of H.R. 1857, for the relief of Bartosz Kumor. The bill was forwarded without amendment.

FOREIGN GRADUATES OF U.S. UNIVERSITIES

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement held a hearing entitled ``STEM the Tide: Should America Try to Prevent an Exodus of Foreign Graduates of U.S. Universities with Advanced Science Degrees?'' Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Natural Resources: Full Committee held a 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''.

The following were ordered reported without amendment: H.R. 588; H.R. 1461; H.R. 1466; H.R. 1556; H.R. 2351; H.R. 2352; H.R. 2360; H.R. 2578; H.R. 2842; H.R. 2915; and H.R. 3069. The following were ordered reported, as amended: H.R. 306; H.R. 443; H.R. 850; H.R. 991; H.R. 1162; H.R. 1505; H.R. 1740; H.R. 2060; H.R. 2752; and H.R. 2803.

IMPACT OF DOL/NLRB DECISIONS AND PROPOSED RULES ON SMALL BUSINESSES

Committee on Small Business: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Adding to Uncertainty: The Impact of DOL/NLRB Decisions and Proposed Rules on Small Businesses.'' Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

FAA'S NEXTGEN PROGRAM

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Aviation held a hearing entitled ``A Comprehensive Review of FAA's NextGen Program: Costs, Benefits, Progress, and Management.'' Testimony was heard from Michael P. Huerta, Deputy Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration; Calvin L. Scovel, III, Inspector General, Department of Transportation; Gerald L. Dillingham, Director, Physical Infrastructure Division, Government Accountability Office; and public witnesses.

PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES PARALYMPICS AND THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity held a hearing entitled ``Reviewing the Progress of the Partnership between the United States Paralympics and the Department of Veterans Affairs to Promote Adaptive Sports.'' Testimony was heard from Christopher Nowak, Director, Office of National Veterans Sports Program and Special Events, Department of Veterans Affairs; and public witnesses.

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MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Ways and Means: Full Committee held a markup of the following: H.R. 3078, the ``United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act''; H.R. 3079, the ``United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act''; and H.R. 3080, the ``United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act''. The following were ordered reported, as amended: H.R. 3078; H.R. 3079; and H.R. 3080.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see
Daily Digest, p. D1032)

H.R. 2608, to provide for an additional temporary extension of programs under the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1958. Signed on October 5, 2011. (Public Law 112–36)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

OCTOBER 6, 2011

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: 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 Commerce, Science, and Transportation: business meeting to consider the nomination of John Edgar Bryson, of California, to be Secretary of Commerce, and promotion lists in the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps, Time to be announced, Room to be announced.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: 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: to hold hearings to examine tax reform options, focusing on incentives for homeownership, 10 a.m., SD–215.

Committee on Foreign Relations: 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 Indian Affairs: 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: 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, S. 1636, to amend title 28, United States Code, to clarify the jurisdiction of the Federal courts, H.R. 394, to amend title 28, United States Code, to clarify the jurisdiction of the Federal courts, S. 1637, to clarify appeal time limits in civil actions to which United States officers or employees are parties, 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: to hold closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.

House

Committee on Armed Services, 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.

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Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``The Annual Report of the Financial Stability Oversight Council.'' 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.

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 Homeland Security, 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, 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 Oversight and Government Reform, 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.

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

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

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, 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, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Domestic Threat Intelligence.'' 10 a.m., HVC 210.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

9:30 a.m., Thursday, October 6

Senate Chamber

Program for Thursday: Senate will continue consideration of S. 1619, Currency Exchange Rate Oversight ÐReform Act, with a 10 a.m. filing deadline for second-degree amendments, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the bill at 10:30 a.m.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

9 a.m., Thursday, October 6

House Chamber

Program for Thursday: Complete consideration of H.R. 2681--Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Austria, Steve, Ohio, E1770, E1771, E1773, E1775, E1776, E1780

Baca, Joe, Calif., E1769

Broun, Paul C., Ga., E1771

Brown, Corrine, Fla., E1773

Christensen, Donna M., The Virgin Islands, E1775

Chu, Judy, Calif., E1776

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E1775

Conyers, John, Jr., Mich., E1774, E1776, E1782

DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E1778

Farenthold, Blake, Tex., E1768

Fitzpatrick, Michael G., Pa., E1781

Fudge, Marcia L., Ohio, E1767

Goodlatte, Bob, Va., E1779

Harris, Andy, Md., E1772

Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E1774

Hayworth, Nan A.S., N.Y., E1777

Hinchey, Maurice D., N.Y., E1769

Israel, Steve, N.Y., E1776

Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E1771, E1780

Jordan, Jim, Ohio, E1770

Lamborn, Doug, Colo., E1767

Lewis, John, Ga., E1776

Long, Billy, Mo., E1775

McCollum, Betty, Minn., E1782

Marchant, Kenny, Tex., E1771

Marino, Tom, Pa., E1769, E1770, E1772, E1775, E1779

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, D.C., E1777

Pallone, Frank, Jr., N.J., E1772, E1774, E1780

Pingree, Chellie, Me., E1768

Poe, Ted, Tex., E1777

Rangel, Charles B., N.Y., E1780, E1781, E1783

Sanchez, Loretta, Calif., E1774

Sarbanes, John P., Md., E1772

Schock, Aaron, Ill., E1781

Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr., Wisc., E1773

Thompson, Bennie G., Miss., E1771

Towns, Edolphus, N.Y., E1768

Turner, Michael R., Ohio, E1769

Van Hollen, Chris, Md., E1770, E1771

Velázquez, Nydia M., N.Y., E1779

Young, Don, Alaska, E1767 

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