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                                             Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S5691-S5803
Measures Introduced: Six bills and two resolutions were introduced, as 
follows: S. 3459-3464, S.J. Res. 48, and S. Res. 534.
  Page S5732
Measures Reported:
  Special Report entitled ``Activities of the Committee on Homeland 
Security and Governmental Affairs During the 111th Congress''. (S. 
Rept. No. 112-193)
  S. 641, to provide 100,000,000 people with first-time access to safe 
drinking water and sanitation on a sustainable basis within six years 
by improving the capacity of the United States Government to fully 
implement the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005. (S. 
Rept. No. 112-194)
  H.R. 1560, to amend the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama and 
Coushatta Indian Tribes of Texas Restoration Act to allow the Ysleta 
del Sur Pueblo Tribe to determine blood quantum requirement for 
membership in that tribe.
  S. 792, to authorize the waiver of certain debts relating to 
assistance provided to individuals and households since 2005, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  S. 3410, to extend the Undertaking Spam, Spyware, And Fraud 
Enforcement With Enforcers beyond Borders Act of 2006.
Page S5731
Measures Passed:
  Honoring Oswaldo Paya Sardinas: Committee on Foreign Relations was 
discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 525, honoring the life 
and legacy of Oswaldo Paya Sardinas, and the resolution was then agreed 
to, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto: 
                                                         Pages S5802-03
  Lieberman (for Nelson (FL)) Amendment No. 2740, to condemn the 
Government of Cuba for the detention of nearly 50 pro-democracy 
activists following the memorial service for Oswaldo Paya Sardinas. 
                                                             Page S5802
Measures Considered:
Cybersecurity Act--Cloture: Senate continued consideration of S. 3414, 
to enhance the security and resiliency of the cyber and communications 
infrastructure of the United States, after taking action on the 
following amendments and motions proposed thereto: 
                                            Pages S5694-S5705, S5705-24
Pending:
  Reid (for Lieberman) Amendment No. 2731, of a perfecting nature. 
                                                             Page S5724
  Reid (for Franken) Amendment No. 2732 (to Amendment No. 2731), of a 
perfecting nature.
Page S5724
  Reid Amendment No. 2733 (to the language proposed to be stricken by 
Amendment No. 2731), of a perfecting nature.
Page S5724
  Reid Amendment No. 2734 (to Amendment No. 2733), of a perfecting 
nature.
Page S5724
  Reid motion to commit the bill to the Committee on Homeland Security 
and Governmental Affairs, with instructions, Reid Amendment No. 2735, 
to change the enactment date.
Page S5724
  Reid Amendment No. 2736 (to (the instructions) Amendment No. 2735), 
of a perfecting nature.
Page S5724
  Reid Amendment No. 2737 (to Amendment No. 2736), of a perfecting 
nature.
Page S5724
  A motion was entered to close further debate on 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 Thursday, August 2, 2012. 
                                                             Page S5724
Veterans Jobs Corps Act: Senate began consideration of the motion to 
proceed to consideration of S. 3429, to require the Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs to establish a veterans jobs corps.
  Pages S5724-25
Message from the President: Senate received the following message from 
the President of the United States:
  Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative to the issuance of 
an Executive Order to take additional steps with respect to the 
national emergency originally declared on March 15, 1995 in Executive 
Order 12957 with respect to Iran; which was referred to the Committee 
on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM-60)
Pages S5730-31
Executive Reports of Committees: Senate received the following 
executive report of a committee:

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  Report to accompany Convention on the Rights of Persons with 
Disabilities (Treaty Doc. 112-7) (Ex. Rept. 112-6).
Page S5731
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Eric J. Jolly, of Minnesota, to be a Member of the National Museum 
and Library Services Board for a term expiring December 6, 2016.
  Susana Torruella Leval, of New York, to be a Member of the National 
Museum and Library Services Board for a term expiring December 6, 2015.
                                                             Page S5803
Measures Placed on the Calendar:
  Pages S5691, S5731
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S5731
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S5732-34
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S5734-38
Additional Statements:
  Pages S5727-29
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S5738-93
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S5793
Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S5793
Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 7:14 p.m., 
until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 1, 2012. (For Senate's program, 
see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
S5803.)



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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
APPROPRIATIONS: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Department of Defense 
approved for full committee consideration an original bill making 
appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year 2013.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee ordered 
favorably reported the following business items:
  S. 1956, to prohibit operators of civil aircraft of the United States 
from participating in the European Union's emissions trading scheme, 
with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 1980, to prevent, deter, and eliminate illegal, unreported, and 
unregulated fishing through port State measures;
  S. 2279, to amend the R.M.S. Titanic Maritime Memorial Act of 1986 to 
provide additional protection for the R.M.S. Titanic and its wreck 
site;
  S. 2388, to reauthorize and amend the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps Act of 2002, with 
an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 3410, to extend the Undertaking Spam, Spyware, And Fraud 
Enforcement With Enforcers beyond Borders Act of 2006;
  The nominations of William P. Doyle, of Pennsylvania, to be a Federal 
Maritime Commissioner, Michael Peter Huerta, of the District of 
Columbia, to be Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, 
Patricia K. Falcone, of California, to be an Associate Director of the 
Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the 
President; and
  A promotion list in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration Commissioned Corps.
RURAL WATER PROJECTS
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee concluded a 
hearing to examine S. 3385, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior 
to use designated funding to pay for construction of authorized rural 
water projects, after receiving testimony from Senator Baucus; Michael 
L. Connor, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the 
Interior; Bruce Sunchild, Sr., Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy's 
Reservation, Box Elder, Montana; Gayla Brumfield, Eastern New Mexico 
Water Utility Authority, Albuquerque; Troy Larson, Lewis and Clark 
Regional Water System, Tea, South Dakota; and Nathan Bracken, Western 
States Water Council, Murray, Utah.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine the nominations of James B. Cunningham, of New York, to be 
Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and Richard G. 
Olson, of New Mexico, to be Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of 
Pakistan, both of the Department of State, after the nominees testified 
and answered questions in their own behalf.
DOING BUSINESS IN LATIN AMERICA
Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, 
Peace Corps and Global Narcotics Affairs concluded a hearing to examine 
doing business in Latin America, focusing on positive trends but 
serious challenges, after receiving testimony from Francisco Sanchez, 
Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade; Matthew M. Rooney, 
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State; and Eric Farnsworth, Council of 
the Americas, and Jodi Bond, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, both of 
Washington, D.C.

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FEDERAL PRIVACY AND DATA SECURITY LAW
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee 
on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the 
District of Columbia concluded a hearing to examine the state of 
Federal privacy and data security law, focusing on the impact of recent 
technology developments on existing laws for privacy protection in the 
Federal government, and actions agencies can take to protect against 
and respond to breaches involving personal information, after receiving 
testimony from Mary Ellen Callahan, Chief Privacy Officer, Department 
of Homeland Security; Gregory T. Long, Executive Director, Federal 
Retirement Thrift Investment Board; Gregory C. Wilshusen, Director, 
Information Security Issues, Government Accountability Office; Peter 
Swire, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Bethesda, 
Maryland; and Christopher R. Calabrese, American Civil Liberties Union, 
and Paul Rosenzweig, Red Branch Consulting, PLLC, both of Washington, 
D.C.
INTELLIGENCE
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee held closed hearings on 
intelligence matters, receiving testimony from officials of the 
intelligence community.
   Committee recessed subject to the call.



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Daily Digest/House of Representatives



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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 12 public bills, H.R. 6232-
6243; and 6 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 135; and H.Res. 745-749 were 
introduced.
  Pages H5524-25
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H5525-26
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 1950, to enact title 54, United States Code, ``National Park 
System'', as positive law, with amendment (H. Rept. 112-631);
  H.R. 6156, to authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment 
(normal trade relations treatment) to products of the Russian 
Federation and Moldova and to require reports on the compliance of the 
Russian Federation with its obligations as a member of the World Trade 
Organization, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 112-632);
  H.R. 2446, to clarify the treatment of homeowner warranties under 
current law, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 112-
633);
  H.R. 5797, to amend title 46, United States Code, with respect to 
Mille Lacs Lake, Minnesota, and for other purposes, with amendments (H. 
Rept. 112-634);
  H.R. 3609, to provide taxpayers with an annual report disclosing the 
cost of, performance by, and areas for improvements for Government 
programs, and for other purposes, with amendments (H. Rept. 112-635, 
Pt. 1);
  H.R. 6062, to reauthorize the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice 
Assistance Grant Program through fiscal year 2017 (H. Rept. 112-636);
  H.R. 3796, to reauthorize certain programs established by the Adam 
Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, with an amendment (H. 
Rept. 112-637);
  H.R. 6063, to amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to 
child pornography and child exploitation offenses, with an amendment 
(H. Rept. 112-638);
  H.R. 4362, to provide effective criminal prosecutions for certain 
identity thefts, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 112-639);
  H.R. 3803, to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-
capable unborn children in the District of Columbia, and for other 
purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 112-640, Pt. 1); and
  H. Res. 747, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6169) to 
provide for expedited consideration of a bill providing for 
comprehensive tax reform; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 
8) to extend certain tax relief provisions enacted in 2001 and 2003, 
and for other purposes; providing for proceedings during the period 
from August 3, 2012, through September 7, 2012; providing for 
consideration of motions to suspend the rules; and waiving a 
requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration 
of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules (H. Rept. 
112-641).
Page H5524
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Womack to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H5333
Recess: The House recessed at 12:28 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m. 
                                                             Page H5336

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Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure--Communication: Read a 
letter from Chairman Mica wherein he transmitted copies of resolutions 
to authorize 12 lease prospectuses included in the General Services 
Administration's FY2011 and FY2012 Capital Investment and Leasing 
Programs and one resolution to authorize the exercise of a purchase 
option on currently leased space. The resolutions were adopted by the 
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on July 26, 2012. 
                                                      Pages H5338-H5405
Recess: The House recessed at 2:14 p.m. and reconvened at 3:30 p.m. 
                                                             Page H5405
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act: S. 679, to 
reduce the number of executive positions subject to Senate 
confirmation, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 261 yeas to 116 nays, Roll 
No. 537;
  Pages H5405-10, H5448-49
  Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act: H.R. 828, amended, to amend 
title 5, United States Code, to provide that persons having seriously 
delinquent tax debts shall be ineligible for Federal employment, by a 
\2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 263 yeas to 114 nays, Roll No. 538; 
                                               Pages H5414-16, H5449-50
  Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act 
of 2012: Concurred in the Senate amendments to H.R. 1627, to amend 
title 38, United States Code, to furnish hospital care and medical 
services to veterans who were stationed at Camp Lejeune, North 
Carolina, while the water was contaminated at Camp Lejeune and to 
improve the provision of housing assistance to veterans and their 
families; and
  Pages H5416-32
  Pinnacles National Park Act: H.R. 3641, amended, to establish 
Pinnacles National Park in the State of California as a unit of the 
National Park System.
  Pages H5433-35
Recess: The House recessed at 5:31 p.m. and reconvened at 5:45 p.m. 
                                                             Page H5440
Suspension--Failed: The House failed to agree to suspend the rules and 
pass the following measure:
  District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act: H.R. 
3803, amended, to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-
capable unborn children in the District of Columbia, by a \2/3\ yea-
and-nay vote of 220 yeas to 154 nays with 2 voting ``present'', Roll 
No. 539.
  Pages H5440-48, H5450
Suspensions--Proceedings Postponed: The House debated the following 
measures under suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were 
postponed:
  Amending title 5, United States Code, to make clear that accounts in 
the Thrift Savings Fund are subject to certain Federal tax levies: H.R. 
4365, amended, to amend title 5, United States Code, to make clear that 
accounts in the Thrift Savings Fund are subject to certain Federal tax 
levies;
  Pages H5410-11
  Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act: S. 300, amended, to 
prevent abuse of Government charge cards;
  Pages H5411-14
  Authorizing the Secretary of Agriculture to accept the quitclaim, 
disclaimer, and relinquishment of a railroad right of way within and 
adjacent to Pike National Forest in El Paso County, Colorado: H.R. 
4073, amended, to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to accept the 
quitclaim, disclaimer, and relinquishment of a railroad right of way 
within and adjacent to Pike National Forest in El Paso County, 
Colorado, originally granted to the Mt. Manitou Park and Incline 
Railway Company pursuant to the Act of March 3, 1875;
  Pages H5432-33
  Creating the Office of Chief Financial Officer of the Government of 
the Virgin Islands: H.R. 3706, amended, to create the Office of Chief 
Financial Officer of the Government of the Virgin Islands; 
                                                         Pages H5435-37
  La Pine Land Conveyance Act: S. 270, to direct the Secretary of the 
Interior to convey certain Federal land to Deschutes County, Oregon; 
                                                         Pages H5437-38
  Wallowa Forest Service Compound Conveyance Act: S. 271, to require 
the Secretary of Agriculture to enter into a property conveyance with 
the city of Wallowa, Oregon;
  Pages H5438-39
  Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2012: H.R. 3796, amended, to 
reauthorize certain programs established by the Adam Walsh Child 
Protection and Safety Act of 2006;
  Pages H5450-52
  Enacting title 54, United States Code, ``National Park System'', as 
positive law: H.R. 1950, amended, to enact title 54, United States 
Code, ``National Park System'', as positive law;
  Pages H5452-H5504
  Student Visa Reform Act: H.R. 3120, amended, to amend the Immigration 
and Nationality Act to require accreditation of certain educational 
institutions for purposes of a nonimmigrant student visa; 
                                                         Pages H5504-06
  Foreign and Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act of 2012: H.R. 
6029, amended, to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for 
increased penalties for foreign and economic espionage; 
                                                         Pages H5506-07

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  Child Protection Act of 2012: H.R. 6063, to amend title 18, United 
States Code, with respect to child pornography and child exploitation 
offenses;
  Pages H5507-10
  STOP Identity Theft Act of 2012: H.R. 4362, to provide effective 
criminal prosecutions for certain identity thefts;
  Pages H5510-14
  Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program 
Reauthorization Act of 2012: H.R. 6062, to reauthorize the Edward Byrne 
Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program through fiscal year 2017; and
                                                         Pages H5514-15
  Federal Law Enforcement Recruitment and Retention Act: H.R. 1550, 
amended, to establish programs in the Department of Justice and in the 
Department of Homeland Security to help States that have high rates of 
homicide and other violent crime.
  Pages H5515-18
Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he 
reported to Congress that he has issued an Executive Order taking 
additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in 
Executive Order 12957 of March 15, 1995 relating to Iran--referred to 
the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 
112-128).
  Pages H5439-40
Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes developed during the 
proceedings of today and appear on pages H5448-49, H5449-50, and H5450. 
There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 12 noon and adjourned at 9:47 p.m.



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Committee Meetings
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Full Committee continued markup of 
H.R. 6213, the ``No More Solyndras Act''; H.R. 6190, the ``Asthma 
Inhalers Relief Act of 2012''; H.R. 6194, the ``U.S. Agricultural 
Sector Relief Act of 2012''; S. 710, the ``Hazardous Waste Electronic 
Manifest Establishment Act''; and H.R. 6131, a bill to extend the 
Undertaking Spam, Spyware, and Fraud Enforcement With Enforcers Beyond 
Border Act of 2006''.
PATHWAY TO JOB CREATION THROUGH A SIMPLER, FAIRER TAX CODE ACT OF 2012; 
AND JOB PROTECTION AND RECESSION PREVENTION ACT OF 2012
Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on the following: 
H.R. 6169, the ``Pathway to Job Creation through a Simpler, Fairer Tax 
Code Act of 2012''; and H.R. 8, the ``Job Protection and Recession 
Prevention Act of 2012''. The Committee granted, by a record vote, a 
structured rule for H.R. 6169. The rule provides one hour of debate on 
the bill equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking 
minority member of the Committee on Rules and two hour of debate on the 
subject of reforming the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 equally divided 
and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the 
Committee on Ways and Means. 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 makes in order the amendment in the 
nature of a substitute to H.R. 6169 printed in Part A of the Rules 
Committee report if offered by Representative Slaughter of New York or 
her designee. The amendment shall be considered as read, shall be 
debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the 
proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall 
not be subject to a demand for division of the question. The rule 
waives all points of order against the amendment printed in Part A of 
the report. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without 
instructions. The resolution further provides a structured rule for 
H.R. 8. The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and 
controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on 
Ways and Means. 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 makes in order the amendment in the nature of a 
substitute to H.R. 8 printed in Part B of the Rules Committee report if 
offered by Representative Levin of Michigan or his designee. The 
amendment shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 
minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an 
opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject 
to a demand for division of the question. The rule waives all points of 
order against the amendment printed in Part B of the report. The rule 
provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Section 3 
of the resolution provides that on any legislative day during the 
period from August 3, 2012, through September 7, 2012: (a) the Journal 
of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; 
(b) the Chair may adjourn the House to meet at a date and time within 
the limits of clause 4, section 5, article I of the Constitution; and 
(c) bills and resolutions introduced shall be numbered, listed in the 
Congressional Record, and when printed shall bear the date of 
introduction, but may be referred at a later time. Section 4 authorizes

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the Speaker to appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for 
the duration of the period addressed by section 3. Section 5 provides 
that each day during the period addressed by section 3 shall not 
constitute a calendar day for purposes of section 7 of the War Powers 
Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1546). -Section 6 provides that each day during 
the period addressed by section 3 shall not constitute a legislative 
day for purposes of clause 7 of rule XIII (resolutions of inquiry). 
Section 7 provides that for each day during the period addressed by 
section 3 shall not constitute a calendar or legislative day for 
purposes of clause 7(c)(1) of rule XXII (motions to instruct 
conferees). Section 8 authorizes the Speaker to entertain motions to 
suspend the rules on the legislative day of August 2, 2012. Section 9 
waives the requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII (requiring a two-
thirds vote to consider a report from the Committee on Rules on the 
same day it is presented to the House) with respect to any resolution 
reported through the legislative day of August 2, 2012. Testimony was 
heard from Chairman Camp and Representatives Levin, Pelosi, Hoyer, and 
Lee.
OPTIMIZING CARE FOR VETERANS WITH PROSTHETICS
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
entitled ``Optimizing Care for Veterans with Prosthetics: An Update''. 
Testimony was heard from Robert A. Petzel, Under Secretary for Health 
Veterans, Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.

Joint Meetings
  No joint committee meetings were held.



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                   COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

                             AUGUST 1, 2012

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: to hold 
hearings to examine futures markets, focusing on responding to MF 
Global and Peregrine Financial Group, 9 a.m., SR-328A.
  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on 
Housing, Transportation and Community Development, to hold hearings 
to examine streamlining and strengthening Housing and Urban 
Development's (HUD) rental housing assistance programs, 10 a.m., SD-
538.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold 
hearings to examine marketplace fairness, focusing on leveling the 
playing field for small businesses, 2:30 p.m., SR-253.
  Committee on Environment and Public Works: to hold hearings to 
examine an update on the latest climate change science and local 
adaptation measures, 10 a.m., SD-406.
  Committee on Finance: to hold hearings to examine the taxation of 
business entities, focusing on tax reform, 10:30 a.m., SD-215.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine the 
next steps in Syria, 10 a.m., SD-419.
  Subcommittee on European Affairs, to hold hearings to examine the 
future of the eurozone, focusing on the outlook and lessons, 2:30 
p.m., SD-419.
  Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine rising 
prison costs, focusing on restricting budgets and crime prevention 
options, 10 a.m., SD-226.


                                 House

  Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, 
Science, and Related Agencies, hearing on the Final Report of the 
William H. Webster Commission on the FBI, Counterterrorism 
Intelligence, and the Events at Fort Hood, Texas on November 5, 
2009, 10 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.
  Committee on Armed Services, Full Committee, hearing on 
Sequestration Implementation Options and the Effects on National 
Defense: Administration Perspectives, 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Readiness, hearing on United States Pacific 
Command area of responsibility, 2 p.m., 2212 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, hearing on Nonproliferation and 
Disarmament: What's the Connection and What Does that Mean for U.S. 
Security and Obama Administration Policy, 3 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce, Full Committee continued markup 
of H.R. 6213, the ``No More Solyndras Act''; H.R. 6190, the ``Asthma 
Inhalers Relief Act of 2012''; H.R. 6194, the ``U.S. Agricultural 
Sector Relief Act of 2012''; S. 710, the ``Hazardous Waste 
Electronic Manifest Establishment Act''; and H.R. 6131, a bill to 
extend the Undertaking Spam, Spyware, and Fraud Enforcement With 
Enforcers Beyond Border Act of 2006''; 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services, Full Committee, markup of 
resolution appointing Majority members to subcommittees, 10 a.m., 
2128 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored 
Enterprises, markup of the following: H.R. 757, the ``Equitable 
Treatment of Investors Act''; H.R. 2827, to amend the Securities 
Exchange Act of 1934 to clarify provisions relating to the 
regulation of municipal advisors, and for other purposes; and H.R. 
6161, the ''Fostering Innovation Act'', 10:15 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Global 
Health, and Human Rights, hearing entitled ``Seeking Freedom for 
American Trapped in Bolivian Prison'', 2:30 p.m., 2175 Rayburn.
  Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Transportation 
Security, hearing entitled ``Breach of Trust: Addressing Misconduct 
Among TSA Screeners'', 10 a.m., 311 Cannon.

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  Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management, markup 
of H.R. 5913, the ``DHS Accountability Act of 2012'', 2 p.m., 311 
Cannon.
  Committee on the Judiciary, Full Committee, markup of the 
following: H.R. 6215, to amend the Trademark Act of 1946 to correct 
an error in the provisions relating to remedies for dilution; H.R. 
6189, the ``Reporting Efficiency Improvement Act''; H.R. 4305, the 
``Child and Elderly Missing Alert Program''; H.R. 6185, to improve 
security at State and local courthouses; H.R. 2800, the ``Missing 
Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program Reauthorization of 2011''; 
H.R. 1775, the ``Stolen Valor Act of 2011''; and S. 285, for the 
relief of Sopuruchi Chukwueke, 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the 
Internet, hearing on H.R. 3889, the ``Promoting Automotive Repair, 
Trade, and Sales Act'' (``PARTS Act''), 2:30 p.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Committee on Natural Resources, Full Committee, meeting to 
consider motion to authorize issuance of subpoenas; and markup of 
the following measures: H.R. 2706, the ``Billfish Conservation Act 
of 2011''; H.R. 3319, to allow the Pascua Yaqui Tribe to determine 
the requirements for membership in that tribe; H.R. 4194, to amend 
the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to provide that Alexander 
Creek, Alaska, is and shall be recognized as an eligible Native 
village under that Act, and for other purposes; H.R. 5319, the 
``Nashua River Wild and Scenic River Study Act''; H.R. 5544, the 
``Minnesota Education Investment and Employment Act''; H.R. 6007, 
the ``North Texas Zebra Mussel Barrier Act of 2012''; H.R. 6060, the 
``Endangered Fish Recovery Programs Extension Act of 2012''; and 
H.R. 6089, the ``Healthy Forest Management Act of 2012'', 10 a.m., 
1324 Longworth.
  Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on 
Government Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management, 
hearing entitled ``Unresolved Internal Investigations at DHS: 
Oversight of Investigation Management in the Office of the DHS IG'', 
10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on 
Research and Science Education, hearing entitled ``The Relationship 
Between Business and Research Universities: Collaborations Fueling 
American Innovation and Job Creation'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, hearing entitled ``The 
Emerging Commercial Suborbital Reusable Launch Vehicle Market'', 2 
p.m., 2318 Rayburn.
  Committee on Small Business, Full Committee, hearing entitled 
``Know Before You Regulate: The Impact of CFPB Regulations on Small 
Business'' 1 p.m., 2360 Rayburn.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Full Committee, 
hearing entitled ``GSA: A Review of Agency Mismanagement and 
Wasteful Spending--Part 2'', 9 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  Full Committee, markup of the following: H.R. 2541, the 
``Silviculture Regulatory Consistency Act''; H.R. 4278, the 
``Preserving Rural Resources Act of 2012''; H.R. 5806, the 
``Outreach to People With Disabilities During Emergencies Act''; and 
H.R. 5961, the ``Farmer's Privacy Act of 2012'', 10:45 a.m., 2167 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Social Security and 
Subcommittee on Health, joint subcommittee hearing on Removing 
Social Security Numbers from Medicare Cards, 9:30 a.m., 1100 
Longworth.



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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                    9:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 1 

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Wednesday: The Majority Leader will be recognized. The 
filing deadline for first-degree amendments to S. 3414, Cybersecurity 
Act, will be at 1 p.m.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                      10 a.m., Wednesday, August 1

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Wednesday: Consideration of H.R. 6169--Pathway to Job 
Creation through a Simpler, Fairer Tax Code Act of 2012 (Subject to a 
Rule) and H.R. 8--Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012 
(Subject to a Rule).
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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Alexander, Rodney, La., E1360
Andrews, Robert E., N.J., E1353
Bachus, Spencer, Ala., E1351
Becerra, Xavier, Calif., E1368
Beniskey, Dan, Mich., E1356, E1358
Bishop, Sanford D., Jr., Ga., E1360
Blumenauer, Earl, Ore., E1362
Bonner, Jo, Ala., E1363, E1365, E1365, E1366, E1367, E1368
Broun, Paul C., Ga., E1365
Brown, Corrine, Fla., E1366
Burgess, Michael C., Tex., E1359
Capuano, Michael E., Mass., E1353
Costa, Jim, Calif., E1357
Dreier, David, Calif., E1358
Farr, Sam, Calif., E1356, E1362
Guthrie, Brett, Ky., E1359
Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E1359
Holt, Rush D., N.J., E1367
Hoyer, Steny H., Md., E1352
Latham, Tom, Iowa, E1360, E1361, E1362, E1363
Matsui, Doris O., Calif., E1357
Perlmutter, Ed, Colo., E1359, E1360
Poe, Ted, Tex., E1361
Rangel, Charles B., N.Y., E1364
Rogers, Mike, Ala., E1363, E1368
Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho, Northern Mariana Islands, E1354
Schmidt, Jean, Ohio, E1355, E1363
Austin, David, Ga., E1361
Serrano, Jose E., N.Y., E1365
Shuster, Bill, Pa., E1366
Smith, Adam, Wash., E1354
Speier, Jackie, Calif., E1351, E1352, E1353, E1353, E1354, E1355, 
E1355, E1356
Stivers, Steve, Ohio, E1358
Van Hollen, Chris, Md., E1356, E1357, E1362
Wilson, Frederica S., Fla., E1351 



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