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[Page D797]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]



                                              Monday, July 18, 2011

[[Page D797]]

                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S4623-S4646
Measures Introduced: Seven bills and one resolution were introduced, as 
follows: S. 1376-1382, and S. Con. Res. 25.
  Pages S4640-41
Measures Reported:
  Report to accompany S. 951, to improve the provision of Federal 
transition, rehabilitation, vocational, and unemployment benefits to 
members of the Armed Forces and veterans. (S. Rept. No. 112-36)
  S. 300, to prevent abuse of Government charge cards, with amendments. 
(S. Rept. No. 112-37)
  Report to accompany S. 49, to amend the Federal antitrust laws to 
provide expanded coverage and to eliminate exemptions from such laws 
that are contrary to the public interest with respect to railroads. (S. 
Rept. No. 112-38)
Page S4640
Measures Passed:
  Republic of South Sudan Independence: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 
25, welcoming the independence of the Republic of South Sudan, 
congratulating the people of South Sudan for freely and peacefully 
expressing their will through an internationally accepted referendum, 
and calling on the Governments and people of Sudan and South Sudan to 
peacefully resolve outstanding issues including the final status of 
Abyei.
  Pages S4644-45
Measures Considered:
  Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Act--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of H.R. 
2055, making appropriations for military construction, the Department 
of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2012, taking action on the following amendments proposed 
thereto:
  Pages S4629-30
Pending:
  Coburn (for McCain) Amendment No. 553, to eliminate the additional 
amount of $10,000,000, not included in the President's budget request 
for fiscal year 2012, appropriated for the Department of Defense for 
planning and design for the Energy Conservation Investment Program. 
                                                             Page S4629
  Johnson (SD) Modified Amendment No. 556, of a perfecting nature. 
                                                             Page S4629
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the bill at approximately 12 p.m., on Tuesday, July 
19, 2011.
Page S4645
Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:
  By 80 yeas 13 nays (Vote No. EX. 112), J. Paul Oetken, of New York, 
to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New 
York.
Pages S4630-31, S4633-34, S4646
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Bruce J. Sherrick, of Illinois, to be a Member of the Board of 
Directors of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation.
  Chester John Culver, of Iowa, to be a Member of the Board of 
Directors of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation.
  Richard Cordray, of Ohio, to be Director, Bureau of Consumer 
Financial Protection for a term of five years.
  David A. Montoya, of Texas, to be Inspector General, Department of 
Housing and Urban Development.
Page S4646
Messages from the House:
  Page S4640
Measures Referred:
  Page S4640
Measures Placed on the Calendar:
  Pages S4623, S4640


 =========================== NOTE =========================== 

  
  On page D797, July 18, 2011 the following language appears: 
Measures Placed on the Calendar: Page S4623
  
  The online Record has been corrected to read: Measures Placed on 
the Calendar: Pages S4623, S4640


 ========================= END NOTE ========================= 

     Executive Reports of Committees:
     l Cosponsors:30Statements 
     on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:30Additional 
     Statements:30Amendments 
     Submitted:
     s of the Floor:30Record 
     Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--112)
     nt: Senate convened at 2 p.m. and adjourned at 7:18 p.m., 
     untiurnmel 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 19, 2011. (For Senate's 
     program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's 
     Record on page S4645.)


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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
  No committee meetings were held.


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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 8 public bills, H.R. 2573-
2581; and 1 resolution, H. Res. 356 were introduced.
  Pages H5149-50
Additional Cosponsors:
  Page H5150
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 2061, to authorize the presentation of a United States flag at 
the funeral of Federal civilian employees who are killed while 
performing official duties or because of their status as a Federal 
employee, with amendments (H. Rept. 112-149) and
  H. Res. 355, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2560) to 
cut, cap, and balance the Federal budget (H. Rept. 112-150). 
                                                             Page H5149
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Simpson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H5129
Recess: The House recessed at 12:01 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m. 
                                                             Page H5129
Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 244 yeas to 56 nays with 1 voting ``present'', Roll 
No. 602.
  Pages H5132-33
Recess: The House recessed at 2:11 p.m. and reconvened at 5 p.m. 
                                                             Page H5130
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measure:
  Church Plan Investment Clarification Act: H.R. 33, amended, to amend 
the Securities Act of 1933 to specify when certain securities issued in 
connection with church plans are treated as exempted securities for 
purposes of that Act, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 310 yeas to 1 nay, 
Roll No. 601.
  Pages H5130-32
Recess: The House recessed at 5:07 p.m. and reconvened at 6:30 p.m. 
                                                         Pages H5131-32
Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the 
proceedings of today and appear on pages H5132 and H5132-33. There were 
no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 12 noon and adjourned at 9:31 p.m.


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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings

[Daily Digest]
[Pages D797-D799]
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Committee Meetings
CUT, CAP, AND BALANCE ACT OF 2011
Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 2560, the 
``Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011.'' The Committee granted, by record 
vote of 8 to 3, a closed rule providing four hours of debate equally 
divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the 
Committee on the Budget. The rule waives all points of order against 
consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the bill shall be 
considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against 
provisions in the bill. Finally, the rule provides one motion to 
recommit. Testimony was heard from Rep. Chaffetz and Rep. Van Hollen.

Joint Meetings
  No joint committee meetings were held.


                    COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY,

                             JULY 19, 2011

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

                                 Senate

  Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine the 
nominations of Madelyn R. Creedon, of Indiana, to be an Assistant 
Secretary for Global Strategic Affairs, and Alan F. Estevez, of the 
District of Columbia, to be Assistant Secretary for Logistics and 
Materiel Readiness, both of the Department of Defense, 9:30 a.m., 
SD-G50.
  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to hold hearings 
to examine enhanced consumer financial protection after the 
financial crisis, 10 a.m., SD-538.
  Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: to hold hearings to 
examine the recent report of the Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology (MIT) energy initiative entitled ``The Future of Natural 
Gas'', 10:30 a.m., SD-366.
  Committee on Environment and Public Works: to hold hearings to 
examine the nominations of Kenneth J. Kopocis, of Virginia, to be an 
Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and 
Rebecca R. Wodder,

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of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish and 
Wildlife, 2:30 p.m., SD-406.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine the 
nominations of David S. Adams, of the District of Columbia, to be 
Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs, and Joyce A. Barr, of 
Washington, to be Assistant Secretary for Administration, both of 
the Department of State, 10 a.m., SD-419.
  Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, 
to hold hearings to examine United States policy in Yemen, 2:30 
p.m., SD-419.
  Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Ad Hoc 
Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery and Intergovernmental Affairs, to 
hold hearings to examine 2011 spring storms, focusing on picking up 
the pieces and building back stronger, 2:30 p.m., SD-342.
  Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, 
to hold hearings to examine Drug and Veterans Treatment Courts, 
focusing on seeking cost-effective solutions for protecting public 
safety and reducing recidivism, 10:30 a.m., SD-226.


                                 House

  Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 2553, the 
``Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2011, Part IV''. 4 p.m., H-313 
Capitol.


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[Pages D799-D800]
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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                       10 a.m., Tuesday, July 19

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Tuesday: After the transaction of any morning business (not 
to extend beyond two hours), Senate will continue consideration of H.R. 
2055, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Act.
  (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, July 19

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Tuesday: Consideration of H.R. 2560--Cut, Cap, and Balance 
Act of 2011 (Subject to a Rule).
_______________________________________________________________________


            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Berkley, Shelley, Nev., E1343
Burgess, Michael C., Tex., E1347
Denham, Jeff, Calif., E1348
Hoyer, Steny H., Md., E1348
King, Steve, Iowa, E1343, E1348
Lee, Barbara, Calif., E1346
McCarthy, Carolyn, N.Y., E1347
McCollum, Betty, Minn., E1346
Mica, John L., Fla., E1348
Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana, Fla., E1345
Ryan, Tim, Ohio, E1343
Serrano, Jose E., N.Y., E1344
Tsongas, Niki, Mass., E1344
Van Hollen, Chris, Md., E1344


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