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                                        Thursday, December 15, 2011

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate agreed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 1540, 
      National Defense Authorization Act.

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S8619-S8691
Measures Introduced: Twelve bills and one resolution were introduced, 
as follows: S. 1996-2007, and S. Res. 348.
  Pages S8679-80
Measures Reported:
  H.R. 789, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 20 Main Street in Little Ferry, New Jersey, as the 
``Sergeant Matthew J. Fenton Post Office''.
  H.R. 2422, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 45 Bay Street, Suite 2, in Staten Island, New York, 
as the ``Sergeant Angel Mendez Post Office''.
  S. 1236, to reduce the trafficking of drugs and to prevent human 
smuggling across the Southwest Border by deterring the construction and 
use of border tunnels.
  S. 1821, to prevent the termination of the temporary office of 
bankruptcy judges in certain judicial districts, with an amendment. 
                                                             Page S8679
Measures Passed:
  Enrollment Correction: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 92, directing 
the Clerk of the House of Representatives to correct the enrollment of 
the bill H.R. 1540.
  Page S8664
  Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Act: Senate passed H.R. 3421, to award 
Congressional Gold Medals in honor of the men and women who perished as 
a result of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 
2001.
  Page S8689
  Enrollment Correction: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 93, providing 
for a correction to the enrollment of the bill H.R. 2845. 
                                                         Pages S8689-90
  Targeting Transnational Drug Trafficking Act: Committee on the 
Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. 1612, to 
provide the Department of Justice with additional tools to target 
extraterritorial drug trafficking activity, and the bill was then 
passed, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto: 
                                                             Page S8690
  Durbin (for Feinstein/Grassley) Amendment No. 1464, in the nature of 
a substitute.
Page S8690
  40th Anniversary of the National Cancer Act: Committee on Health, 
Education, Labor, and Pensions was discharged from further 
consideration of S. Res. 347, recognizing the 40th anniversary of the 
National Cancer Act of 1971 and the more than 12,000,000 survivors of 
cancer alive today because of the commitment of the United States to 
cancer research and advances in cancer prevention, detection, 
diagnosis, and treatment, and the resolution was then agreed to. 
                                                         Pages S8690-91
Measures Considered:
  Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act--Cloture: Senate began 
consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 3630, 
to provide incentives for the creation of jobs.
  Page S8673
  A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to proceed 
to consideration of the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of 
Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will 
occur on Saturday, December 17, 2011.
Page S8673
Conference Reports:
  National Defense Authorization Act: By 86 yeas to 13 nays (Vote No. 
230), Senate agreed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 1540, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2012 for military activities 
of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for 
defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military 
personnel strengths for such fiscal year.
  Pages S8632-S8664

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Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:
  By 95 yeas to 3 nays (Vote No. EX. 231), Morgan Christen, of Alaska, 
to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit. 
                                        Pages S8625-28, S8664-65, S8691
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Michael A. Raynor, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Benin.
  Jacob Walles, of Delaware, to be Ambassador to the Tunisian Republic.
  Sharon Block, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the 
National Labor Relations Board for the term of five years expiring 
December 16, 2014.
  Richard F. Griffin, Jr., of the District of Columbia, to be a Member 
of the National Labor Relations Board for the term of five years 
expiring August 27, 2016.
  Rachel L. Brand, of Iowa, to be a Member of the Privacy and Civil 
Liberties Oversight Board for a term expiring January 29, 2017.
  David Medine, of Maryland, to be Chairman and Member of the Privacy 
and Civil Liberties Oversight Board for a term expiring January 29, 
2012.
  David Medine, of Maryland, to be Chairman and Member of the Privacy 
and Civil Liberties Oversight Board for a term expiring January 29, 
2018.
  Patricia M. Wald, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the 
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board for a term expiring January 
29, 2013.
  11 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
  1 Army nomination in the rank of general.
  A routine list in the Foreign Service.
Page S8691
Nomination Withdrawn: Senate received notification of withdrawal of the 
following nomination:
  Craig Becker, of Illinois, to be a Member of the National Labor 
Relations Board for the term of five years expiring December 16, 2014, 
which was sent to the Senate on January 26, 2011.
Page S8691
Messages from the House:
  Page S8677
Measures Referred:
  Page S8677
Measures Read the First Time:
  Pages S8677, S8691
Executive Communications:
  Pages S8677-78
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S8679
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S8680-81
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S8681-88
Additional Statements:
  Pages S8676-77
Amendments Submitted:
  Page S8689
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S8689
Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S8689
Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--231) 
                                                         Pages S8664-65
Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 7:03 p.m., 
until 10 a.m. on Friday, December 16, 2011. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Committee concluded 
a hearing to examine the nominations of Michael T. Scuse, of Delaware, 
to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural 
Services, and to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Commodity 
Credit Corporation, who was introduced by Senator Coons, and Chester 
John Culver, of Iowa, who was introduced by Senators Harkin and 
Grassley, and Bruce J. Sherrick, of Illinois, both to be a Member of 
the Board of Directors of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage 
Corporation, Farm Credit Administration, after the nominees testified 
and answered questions in their own behalf.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
nominations of Michael A. Sheehan, of New Jersey, to be an Assistant 
Secretary, and Brad Carson, of Oklahoma, to be General Counsel of the 
Department of the Army, both of the Department of Defense, and 832 
nominations in the Army, Navy, and Air Force.
GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FISH
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on 
Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard concluded a hearing to 
examine environmental risks of genetically engineered fish, after 
receiving testimony from Ronald L. Stotish, AquaBounty Technologies, 
Inc., Waltham, Massachusetts; John Epifanio, Illinois Natural History 
Survey, Champaign; George H. Leonard, Ocean Conservancy Aquaculture 
Program, Santa Cruz, California; and Paul Greenberg, New York, New 
York.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee ordered favorably 
reported the following business items:
  S. 1108, to provide local communities with tools to make solar 
permitting more efficient, with an amendment;

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  S. 1142, to promote the mapping and development of the United States 
geothermal resources by establishing a direct loan program for high 
risk geothermal exploration wells, to amend the Energy Independence and 
Security Act of 2007 to improve geothermal energy technology and 
demonstrate the use of geothermal energy in large scale thermal 
applications, with amendments;
  S. 1149, to expand geothermal production, with amendments;
  S. 1160, to improve the administration of the Department of Energy, 
with an amendment in the nature of a substitute; and
  The nomination of Arunava Majumdar, of California, to be Under 
Secretary of Energy.
NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
Committee on Environment and Public Works: Subcommittee on Clean Air 
and Nuclear Safety concluded a hearing to examine the Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission's near-term task force recommendations for 
enhancing reactor safety in the 21st century, after receiving testimony 
from Gregory B. Jaczko, Chairman, and Kristine L. Svinicki, George 
Apostolakis, William D. Magwood IV, and William C. Ostendorff, each a 
Commissioner, all of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
TRAFFICKING NARCOTICS IN THE CARIBBEAN
Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, 
Peace Corps and Global Narcotics Affairs concluded a hearing to examine 
the United States-Caribbean shared security partnership, focusing on 
responding to the growth of trafficking narcotics in the Caribbean, 
after receiving testimony from William R. Brownfield, Assistant 
Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement 
Affairs; Rodney G. Benson, Assistant Administrator, Chief of 
Intelligence, Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice; 
Liliana Ayalde, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, Latin America 
and Caribbean Bureau, United States Agency for International 
Development; Eduardo A. Gamarra, Florida International University, 
Miami; and Douglas Farah, International Assessment and Strategy Center, 
Alexandria, Virginia.
IMPROVING GOVERNANCE IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on African Affairs 
concluded a hearing to examine improving governance in the Democratic 
Republic of Congo, after receiving testimony from Johnnie Carson, 
Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs; Mark Schneider, 
International Crisis Group, and Mvemba Phezo Dizolele, Stanford 
University Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, both of 
Washington, D.C.; and Anthony W. Gambino, Eastern Congo Initiative 
(ECI), Bethesda, Maryland.
PRESCRIPTION DRUG SHORTAGES
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee 
concluded a hearing to examine prescription drug shortages, focusing on 
examining a public health concern and potential solutions, and if the 
Food and Drug Administration's ability to respond should be 
strengthened, after receiving testimony from Senator Klobuchar; Sherry 
Glied, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, and Sandra 
Kweder, Deputy Director, Office of New Drugs, Center for Drug 
Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, both of the 
Department of Health and Human Services; Marcia Crosse, Director, 
Health Care, Government Accountability Office; Murray Aitken, IMS 
Institute for Healthcare Informatics, Parsippany, New Jersey; Ralph G. 
Neas, Generic Pharmaceutical Association, Washington, D.C.; and John 
Maris, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
following business items:
  S. 1821, to prevent the termination of the temporary office of 
bankruptcy judges in certain judicial districts, with an amendment;
  S. 1236, to reduce the trafficking of drugs and to prevent human 
smuggling across the Southwest Border by deterring the construction and 
use of border tunnels; and
  The nomination of Brian C. Wimes, to be United States District Judge 
for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri.



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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 23 public bills, H.R. 3673-
3695; and 4 resolutions, H.J. Res. 93; and H. Res. 497-499 were 
introduced.
  Pages H9005-07
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H9007-08
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  Conference report on 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. 112-331) and
  H. Res. 500, providing for consideration of the conference report to 
accompany 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; 
providing for consideation of the bill (H.R. 3672) making 
appropriations for disaster relief requirements for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2012, and for other purposes; providing for 
consideration of the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 94) directing 
the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make corrections in the 
enrollment of H.R. 3672; and for other purposes (H. Rept. 112-332). 
                                               Pages H9005, H9004-H9397
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Ellmers to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H8969
Recess: The House recessed at 11:41 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon. 
                                                             Page H8980
Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 330 yeas to 83 nays with 2 answering ``present'', 
Roll No. 933.
  Page H8990
Recess: The House recessed at 12:33 p.m. and reconvened at 1:15 p.m. 
                                                             Page H8994
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measure:
  Welfare Integrity and Data Improvement Act: H.R. 3659, amended, to 
reauthorize the program of block grants to States for temporary 
assistance for needy families through fiscal year 2012. 
                                                         Pages H8984-90
Suspension--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules 
and pass the following measure which was debated on December 13th:
  United States Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coin 
Act: H.R. 886, amended, to require the Secretary of the Treasury to 
mint coins in commemoration of the 225th anniversary of the 
establishment of the Nation's first Federal law enforcement agency, the 
United States Marshals Service, by a \2/3\ recorded vote of 412 ayes to 
1 no with 1 answering ``present'', Roll No. 934.
  Page H8991
Suspensions--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules 
and pass the following measures which were debated yesterday, December 
14th:
  Rattlesnake Mountain Public Access Act of 2011: H.R. 2719, to ensure 
public access to the summit of Rattlesnake Mountain in the Hanford 
Reach National Monument for educational, recreational, historical, 
scientific, cultural, and other purposes, by a \2/3\ recorded vote of 
416 ayes with none voting ``no'', Roll No. 935 and
  Pages H8991-92
  Providing for the conveyance of certain property from the United 
States to the Maniilaq Association located in Kotzebue, Alaska: H.R. 
443, amended, to provide for the conveyance of certain property from 
the United States to the Maniilaq Association located in Kotzebue, 
Alaska, by a \2/3\ recorded vote of 407 ayes to 4 noes, Roll No. 936. 
                                                         Pages H8992-93
Recess: The House recessed at 4:37 p.m. and reconvened at 10:56 p.m. 
                                                             Page H9004
Recess: The House recessed at 10:58 p.m. and reconvened at 12:56 a.m. 
on December 16th.
  Page H9004
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and 
subsequently presented to the House today appears on pages H8984 and 
H9004.
Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote and three recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H8990, 
H8991, H8992 and H8992-93. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 12:58 a.m. on 
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Committee Meetings
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on the Budget: Full Committee held a markup of H.R. 3521, the 
``Expedited Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act of 2011.'' The bill was 
ordered reported, as amended.

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LEGISLATIVE MEASURES
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Capital Markets and 
Government Sponsored Enterprises held a hearing on H.R. 3606, the 
``Reopening American Capital Markets to Emerging Growth Companies Act 
of 2011.'' Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
HOMELESS CHILDREN AND YOUTH
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and 
Community Opportunity held a hearing entitled ``The Homeless Children 
and Youth Act of 2011: Proposals to Promote Economic Independence for 
Homeless Children and Youth.'' Testimony was heard from Alicia Puente 
Cackley, Director, Financial Markets and Community Investment, 
Government Accountability Office; Seth Diamond, Commissioner, New York 
City Department of Homeless Services; Maria Estella Garza, Homeless 
Liaison, San Antonio Independent School District; Mark Johnston, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Special Needs, Office of Community Planning and 
Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development; Barbara 
Poppe, Executive Director, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness; 
Grace Whitney, Director, Connecticut Head Start State Collaboration 
Office, Connecticut State Department of Education; and public 
witnesses.
COLLAPSE OF MF GLOBAL
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``The Collapse of MF Global.'' 
Testimony was heard from Dan M. Berkovitz, General Counsel, Commodity 
Futures Trading Commission; Robert Cook, Director, Division of Trading 
and Markets, Securities and Exchange Commission; and public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere 
held a markup of the following: H.R. 3401, to apply counterinsurgency 
tactics under a coordinated and targeted strategy to combat the 
terrorist insurgency in Mexico waged by transnational criminal 
organizations, and for other purposes; and H.R. 2542, to withhold 
twenty percent of United States assessed and voluntary contributions to 
the Organization of American States (OAS) for every permanent council 
meeting that takes place where Article 20 of the Inter-American Charter 
is not invoked with regard to Venezuela's recent constitutional 
reforms, and for other purposes. H.R. 3401 was forwarded without 
amendment. H.R 2542 was forwarded, as amended.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee began markup of H.R. 3261, 
the ``Stop Online Piracy Act.''
LEGISLATIVE MEASURES
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, 
Oceans and Insular Affairs held a hearing on the following: the Harris 
Neck National Wildlife Refuge and How the Federal Government Obtained 
Title to This Land and Promises Made to the Original Landowners; H.R. 
1171, the ``Marine Debris Act Reauthorization Amendments of 2011''; and 
S. 363, to authorize the Secretary of Commerce to convey property of 
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to the City of 
Pascagoula, Mississippi, and for other purposes. Testimony was heard 
from Rep. Farr; Rep. Kingston; Cindy Dohner, Regional Director, Fish 
and Wildlife Service; Holly Bamford, Deputy Assistant Administrator, 
Ocean Services and Coastal Zone Management, National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration; and public witnesses.
WHAT THE EURO CRISIS MEANS FOR TAXPAYERS AND THE U.S. ECONOMY
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on TARP, 
Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs held a 
hearing entitled ``What the Euro Crisis Means for Taxpayers and the 
U.S. Economy, Pt. I.'' Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
MILITARY CONSTRUCTION AND VETERANS AFFAIRS, AND RELATED AGENCIES 
APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2012; DISASTER RELIEF APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2012; AND 
DIRECTING THE CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO MAKE CORRECTIONS 
IN THE ENROLLMENT OF H.R. 3672
Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on the following: 
H.R. 2055, the ``Appropriations Military Construction and Veterans 
Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012; H.R. 3672, the 
``Appropriations Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2012''; and H. 
Con. Res. 94, the ``Directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives 
to make corrections in the enrollment of H.R. 3672''. The Committee 
granted, by record vote of 7 to 2, a rule waiving all points of order 
against the conference report to accompany H.R. 2055 and against its 
consideration. The rule provides that the conference report shall be 
considered as read. The rule provides that the previous question shall 
be considered as ordered without intervention of any motion except one

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hour of debate and one motion to recommit if applicable. Debate on the 
conference report is divided pursuant to clause 8(d) of rule XXII. The 
resolution also provides a closed rule for H.R. 3672 with 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 and provides that it shall 
be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against 
provisions in the bill. The rule provides one motion to recommit. The 
resolution further provides a closed rule for H. Con. Res. 94. The rule 
provides 20 minutes 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 
concurrent resolution and provides that it shall be considered as read. 
The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the 
concurrent resolution. The rule provides one motion to recommit without 
instructions. The rule provides that the Clerk shall not transmit to 
the Senate a message that the House has passed H.R. 3672 until notified 
by the Speaker or by message from the Senate that the Senate has taken 
the question on adoption of H. Con. Res. 94 as adopted by the House. 
The rule provides that it shall be in order at any time through the 
legislative day of December 16, 2011, for the Speaker to entertain 
motions that the House suspend the rules relating to a measure 
continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 
2012. Finally, the rule waives clause 6(a) of rule XIII (requiring a 
two-thirds vote to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from 
the Rules Committee) against any resolution reported through the 
legislative day of December 31, 2011, providing for consideration or 
disposition of any of the following measures: (1) a measure relating to 
expiring provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; (2) a measure 
relating to the Medicare payment system for physicians; and (3) a 
measure relating to appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 
30, 2012.
  Testimony was heard from Chairman Rogers of Kentucky.
MEDICAL LOSS RATIOS
Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight 
and Regulations held a hearing entitled ``New Medical Loss Ratios: 
Increasing Health Care Value or Just Eliminating Jobs?'' Testimony was 
heard from public witnesses.
CALIFORNIA'S HIGH-SPEED RAIL PLAN
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Full Committee held a 
hearing entitled ``California's High-Speed Rail Plan: Skyrocketing 
Costs & Project Concerns.'' Testimony was heard from Rep. McCarthy; 
Rep. Cardoza; Rep. Nunes; Rep. Costa; Rep. Rohrabacher; Rep. Zoe 
Lofgren of California; Rep. Loretta Sanchez of California; Joseph 
Szabo, Administrator, Federal Railroad Administration; Jerry Amante, 
Mayor, Tustin, California and Member, Orange County Transportation 
Authority Board of Directors; Ashley Swearengin, Mayor, Fresno, 
California; and public witnesses.
VOW TO HIRE HEROES ACT OF 2011
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity 
held a hearing entitled ``Reviewing the Implementation of the VOW to 
Hire Heroes Act of 2011.'' Testimony was heard from Ismael Ortiz, Jr., 
Acting Assistant Secretary, Veterans' Employment and Training Service, 
Department of Labor; and Curtis L. Coy, Deputy Under Secretary for 
Economic Opportunity, Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of 
Veterans Affairs.

Joint Meetings
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                     COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

                           DECEMBER 16, 2011

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  No meetings/hearings scheduled.


                                 House

  Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Terrorism, 
Nonproliferation, and Trade, hearing entitled ``Changing Energy 
Markets and Their Geopolitical Implications.'' 10 a.m., 2200 
Rayburn.
  Committee on House Administration, Full Committee, markup of H. 
Res. 496, adjusting the amount provided for the expenses of certain 
committees of the House of Representatives in the One Hundred 
Twelfth Congress. 10:30 a.m., 1310 Longworth.
  Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on 
TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private 
Programs, hearing entitled ``What the Euro Crisis Means for 
Taxpayers and the U.S. Economy, Pt. II.'' 9:30 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.



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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                      10 a.m., Friday, December 16

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Friday: Senate will be in a period of morning business 
until 12 noon.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                      9 a.m., Friday, December 16

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Friday: Consideration of the conference report to accompany 
H.R. 2055--Military construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related 
Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 (Subject to a Rule). Consideration of 
H.R. 3672--Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2012 (Subject to a 
Rule). Consideration of H. Con. Res. 94--Directing the clerk of the 
House of Representatives to make corrections in the enrollment of H.R. 
3672 (Subject to a Rule). Consideration of the following suspensions: 
(1) Senate Amendment to H.R. 1892--Intelligence Authorization Act for 
Fiscal Year 2011 and (2) Senate Amendment to H.R. 2867--United States 
Commission on International Religious Freedom Reform and 
Reauthorization Act of 2011. 



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