Daily Digest

Friday, May 25, 2012

Daily Digest


Chamber Action

The Senate met at 2:30:02 p.m. in pro forma session, and adjourned at 2:30:30 p.m. until 11 a.m., on Tuesday, May 29, 2012.

Committee Meetings

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 1 resolution, H. Con. Res. 126 was introduced.
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Additional Cosponsors:
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Reports Filed: Reports were filed on May 23, 2012 as follows:

H.R. 5854, making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 112–491) and

H.R. 5855, making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 112–492). Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 5856, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 112–493);

H.R. 5857, making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 112–494); and

H.R. 5651, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to revise and extend the user-fee programs for prescription drugs and for medical devices, to establish user-fee programs for generic drugs and biosimilars, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 112–495).
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Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative LaTourette to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appear on page H3169.

Senate Referrals: S. 2367 was referred to the Committees on the Judiciary and Financial Services and S. 3187 was held at the desk.
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Quorum Calls--Votes: There were no Yea and Nay votes, and there were no Recorded votes. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 10:04 a.m.

Committee Meetings

No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.


MAY 29, 2012

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


No meetings/hearings scheduled.


No hearings are scheduled.


Week of May 29 through June 1, 2012

Senate Chamber

The Senate will meet in pro forma sessions only, with no business conducted.

Senate Committees

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

No meetings/hearings scheduled.

House Committees

Committee on Energy and Commerce, May 31, Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy; and Subcommittee on Energy and Power, joint hearing entitled ``NRC Policy and Governance Oversight'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security, May 31, Subcommittee on Transportation, hearing entitled ``TSA's Surface Inspection Program: Strengthening Security or Squandering Scant Resources?'', 2 p.m., 311 Cannon.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, May 31, Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation, hearing entitled ``Assembling the Facts: Examining the Proposed National Network for Manufacturing Innovation'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, May 31, Subcommittee on Aviation, hearing entitled ``A Review of FAA's Efforts to Reduce Costs and Ensure Safety and Efficiency Through Realignment and Facility Consolidation'', 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, May 30, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``Purchasing Perspective: VA's Prosthetics Paradox'', 4 p.m., 334 Cannon.

May 31, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Reviewing the Implementation of Major Provisions of the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011'', 10:15 a.m., 334 Cannon.


Next Meeting of the

11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 29

Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Senate will meet in a pro forma session.

Next Meeting of the

2 p.m., Tuesday, May 29

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: The House will meet in pro forma session at 2 p.m.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue


Cardoza, Dennis A., Calif., E888, E891

Denham, Jeff, Calif., E888, E891

Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E890

Gonzalez, Charles A., Tex., E889

Graves, Sam, Mo., E887

Johnson, Timothy V., Ill., E889

Lee, Barbara, Calif., E892

McCollum, Betty, Minn., E889

Marchant, Kenny, Tex., E888, E890

Michaud, Michael H., Me., E889, E891

Miller, Jeff, Fla., E887

Reyes, Silvestre, Tex., E887

Royce, Edward R., Calif., E888

Waxman, Henry A., Calif., E887

Woolsey, Lynn C., Calif., E890