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Daily Digest/Senate



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                                       Wednesday, December 19, 2012

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S8155-S8234
Measures Introduced: Nine bills and two resolutions were introduced, as 
follows: S. 3690-3698, S. Res. 625, and S. Con. Res. 65.
  Page S8203
Measures Reported:
  Special Report entitled ``Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: A 
Comparison of International Approaches''. (S. Rept. No. 112-254)
  Report to accompany S. 1980, to prevent, deter, and eliminate 
illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing through port State 
measures. (S. Rept. No. 112-255)
  Report to accompany S. 2388, to reauthorize and amend the National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps Act 
of 2002. (S. Rept. No. 112-256)
  S. 1910, to provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal 
employees, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. 
No. 112-257)
  S. 241, to expand whistleblower protections to non-Federal employees 
whose disclosures involve misuse of Federal funds, with an amendment in 
the nature of a substitute.
  S. 1100, to amend title 41, United States Code, to prohibit inserting 
politics into the Federal acquisition process by prohibiting the 
submission of political contribution information as a condition of 
receiving a Federal contract, with an amendment.
  S. 2234, to prevent human trafficking in government contracting, with 
amendments.
Page S8203
 Measures Passed:
  Improving Transparency of Education Opportunities for Veterans Act: 
Committee on Veterans' Affairs was discharged from further 
consideration of H.R. 4057, to amend title 38, United States Code, to 
direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to develop a comprehensive 
policy to improve outreach and transparency to veterans and members of 
the Armed Forces through the provision of information on institutions 
of higher learning, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the 
following amendment proposed thereto:
  Page S8229
  Merkley (for Murray) Amendment No. 3405, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Page S8229
  Foreign and Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act: Senate passed 
H.R. 6029, to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for 
increased penalties for foreign and economic espionage, after agreeing 
to the following amendment proposed thereto:
  Page S8229
  Merkley (for Kohl/Lee) Amendment No. 3406, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Page S8229
  Army First Sergeant David McNerney Post Office Building: Committee on 
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further 
consideration of H.R. 3477, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 133 Hare Road in Crosby, Texas, as the 
Army First Sergeant David McNerney Post Office Building, and the bill 
was then passed.
  Page S8230
  Nicky `Nick' Daniel Bacon Post Office: Committee on Homeland Security 
and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of 
H.R. 3870, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 6083 Highway 36 West in Rose Bud, Arkansas, as the 
``Nicky `Nick' Daniel Bacon Post Office'', and the bill was then 
passed.
  Page S8230
  Brigadier General Nathaniel Woodhull Post Office Building: Committee 
on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from 
further consideration of H.R. 3912, to designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 110 Mastic Road in Mastic 
Beach, New York, as the ``Brigadier General Nathaniel Woodhull Post 
Office Building'', and the bill was then passed.
  Page S8230
  Lance Cpl. Anthony A. DiLisio Clinton-Macomb Carrier Annex: Committee 
on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from 
further consideration of H.R. 5738, to designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 15285 Samohin Drive in Macomb, 
Michigan, as the ``Lance Cpl. Anthony A. DiLisio Clinton-Macomb Carrier 
Annex'', and the bill was then passed.
  Page S8230

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  Corporal Kyle Schneider Post Office Building: Committee on Homeland 
Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further 
consideration of H.R. 5837, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 26 East Genesee Street in 
Baldwinsville, New York, as the ``Corporal Kyle Schneider Post Office 
Building'', and the bill was then passed.
  Page S8230
  Sergeant Leslie H. Sabo, Jr. Post Office Building: Committee on 
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further 
consideration of H.R. 5954, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 320 7th Street in Ellwood City, 
Pennsylvania, as the ``Sergeant Leslie H. Sabo, Jr. Post Office 
Building'', and the bill was then passed.
  Page S8230
  Captain Rhett W. Schiller Post Office: Committee on Homeland Security 
and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of 
S. 3630, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service 
located at 218 North Milwaukee Street in Waterford, Wisconsin, as the 
``Captain Rhett W. Schiller Post Office'', and the bill was then 
passed.
  Page S8230
  Lieutenant Ryan Patrick Jones Post Office Building: Committee on 
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further 
consideration of S. 3662, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 6 Nichols Street in Westminster, 
Massachusetts, as the ``Lieutenant Ryan Patrick Jones Post Office 
Building'', and the bill was then passed.
  Page S8230
  Department of State Rewards Program Update and Technical Corrections 
Act: Senate passed S. 2318, to authorize the Secretary of State to pay 
a reward to combat transnational organized crime and for information 
concerning foreign nationals wanted by international criminal 
tribunals, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a 
substitute.
  Pages S8230-31
  Dignified Burial of Veterans Act: Committee on Veterans' Affairs was 
discharged from further consideration of S. 3202, to amend title 38, 
United States Code, to ensure that deceased veterans with no known next 
of kin can receive a dignified burial, and the bill was then passed, 
after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto: 
                                                             Page S8231
  Merkley (for Murray) Amendment No. 3407, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Page S8231
  Improving Veterans Service Organizations Access to Federal Surplus 
Personal Property: Senate passed S. 3698, to amend title 40, United 
States Code, to improve veterans service organizations access to 
Federal surplus personal property.
  Pages S8231-32
  100th Birthday of Rosa Parks: Committee on the Judiciary was 
discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 618, observing the 
100th birthday of civil rights icon Rosa Parks and commemorating her 
legacy, and the resolution was then agreed to.
  Pages S8232-33
  Opening of the United States Freedom Pavilion: Senate agreed to S. 
Res. 625, recognizing the January 12, 2013, opening of the United 
States Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center at the National World War II 
Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, and supporting plans for other 
educational pavilions and initiatives.
  Pages S8233-34
Measures Considered:
  Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act--Agreement: Senate continued 
consideration of H.R. 1, making appropriations for the Department of 
Defense and the other departments and agencies of the Government for 
the fiscal year ending September 30, 2011, taking action on the 
following amendments and motions proposed thereto: 
                                               Pages S8164-65, S8169-96
Withdrawn:
  Leahy (for Inouye) Amendment No. 3338, in the nature of a substitute.
                                                            Page  S8164
Pending:
  Reid Amendment No. 3395, in the nature of a substitute.
Page  S8195
  Reid Amendment No. 3396 (to Amendment No. 3395), to change the 
enactment date.
Page  S8195
  Reid Amendment No. 3397 (to Amendment No. 3396), of a perfecting 
nature.
Page  S8195
  Reid Amendment No. 3398 (to the language proposed to be stricken by 
Amendment No. 3395), to change the enactment date.
Page  S8195
  Reid Amendment No. 3399 (to Amendment No. 3398), of a perfecting 
nature.
Page  S8195
  Reid motion to commit the bill to the Committee on Appropriations, 
with instructions, Reid Amendment No. 3400, to change the enactment 
date.
Page  S8195
  Reid Amendment No. 3401 (to (the instructions) Amendment No. 3400), 
of a perfecting nature.
Page  S8195
  Reid Amendment No. 3402 (to Amendment No. 3401), of a perfecting 
nature.
Page  S8195
  A motion was entered to close further debate on Reid Amendment No. 
3395, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the 
Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Friday, 
December 21, 2012.
Page  S8195
  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

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vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of Reid Amendment No. 3395.
                                                            Page  S8195
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  Leahy (for Inouye) Amendment No. 3339 (to Amendment No. 3338), of a 
perfecting nature, fell when Leahy (for Inouye) Amendment No. 3338 was 
withdrawn.
Page  S8164
  Merkley Modified Amendment No. 3367 (to Amendment No. 3338), to 
extend certain supplemental agricultural disaster assistance programs, 
fell when Leahy (for Inouye) Amendment No. 3338 was withdrawn. 
                                                 Pages  S8164, S8178-79
  McCain/Coburn Amendment No. 3355 (to Amendment No. 3338), to strike 
funding for the emergency forest restoration program, fell when Leahy 
(for Inouye) Amendment No. 3338 was withdrawn.
Page  S8164
  Tester Amendment No. 3350 (to Amendment No. 3338), to provide 
additional funds for wildland fire management, fell when Leahy (for 
Inouye) Amendment No. 3338 was withdrawn.
Page  S8164
  Coburn/McCain Modified Amendment No. 3371 (to Amendment No. 3338), to 
ensure that Federal disaster assistance is available for the most 
severe disasters, fell when Leahy (for Inouye) Amendment No. 3338 was 
withdrawn.
Pages S8164, S8184-94
  Bingaman Amendment No. 3344 (to Amendment No. 3338), to provide for 
the approval of an agreement between the United States and the Republic 
of Palau in response to Super Typhoon Bopha, fell when Leahy (for 
Inouye) Amendment No. 3338 was withdrawn.
Pages S8164-65, S8194-95
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the bill at approximately 11 a.m., on Thursday, 
December 20, 2012.
Page S8234
Appointments:
  United States-China Economic Security Review Commission: The Chair, 
on behalf of the President pro tempore, pursuant to Public Law 106-398, 
as amended by Public Law 108-7, and upon the recommendation of the 
Republican Leader, in consultation with the Ranking Members of the 
Senate Committee on Armed Services and the Senate Committee on Finance, 
appointed the following individuals to the United States-China Economic 
Security Review Commission: Robin Cleveland of Virginia for a term 
expiring December 31, 2014, Dennis C. Shea of Virginia for a term 
expiring December 31, 2014, and James M. Talent of Missouri, vice 
Daniel Blumenthal, for a term expiring December 31, 2013.
  Page S8234
  United States-China Economic Security Review Commission: The Chair, 
on behalf of the President pro tempore, pursuant to Public Law 106-398, 
as amended by Public Law 108-7, and upon the recommendation of the 
Majority Leader, in consultation with the Chairmen of the Senate 
Committee on Armed Services and the Senate Committee on Finance, 
appointed the following individual to the United States-China Economic 
Security Review Commission: Katherine Tobin of Virginia for a term 
beginning January 1, 2013 and expiring December 31, 2014, vice C. 
Richard D'Amato of Maryland.
  Page S8234
Messages from the House:
  Pages S8200-01
Measures Referred:
  Page S8201
Enrolled Bills Presented:
  Page S8201
Executive Communications:
  Pages S8201-03
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S8203-04
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S8204-06
Additional Statements:
  Page S8200
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S8206-29
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S8229
Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 10:21 p.m., 
until 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 20, 2012. (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)
CONSUMER CREDIT REPORTS
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on 
Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection concluded a hearing to 
examine consumer credit reports, after receiving testimony from Corey 
Stone, Assistant Director for Deposits, Cash, Collections and Reporting 
Markets, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; Stuart K. Pratt, 
Consumer Data Industry Association, Washington, D.C.; and Chi Chi Wu, 
National Consumer Law Center, Boston, Massachusetts.
ACCOUNTABILITY REVIEW BOARD
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee received a closed briefing on 
the Accountability Review Board from National Security Briefers.
STATE OF THE RIGHT TO VOTE
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
the state of the right to vote after the 2012 election, after receiving 
testimony from Senator Nelson (FL); former Florida Governor

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Charles Crist, Jr., St. Petersburg; Matt Schultz, Iowa Secretary of 
State, Des Moines; South Carolina State Representative Gilda Cobb-
Hunter, Columbia; Ken Bennett, Arizona Secretary of State, Phoenix; and 
Nina Perales, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. 
(MALDEF), San Antonio, Texas.



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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 7 public bills, H.R. 6683-
6689; and 4 resolutions, H. Res. 836-839 were introduced. 
                                                         Pages H7359-60
Additional Cosponsors:
  Page H7360
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  Fourth Quarter Report of the Activities of the Committee on Veterans' 
Affairs During the 112th Congress (H. Rept. 112-706)
Page H7359
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Webster to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H7267
Recess: The House recessed at 11:17 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon. 
                                                             Page H7276
Correcting the enrollment of S. 2367: The House agreed to take from the 
Speaker's table and agree to S. Con. Res. 63, to correct the enrollment 
of S. 2367.
  Pages H7276-77
Authorizing the use of the rotunda of the Capitol for the lying in 
state of the remains of the late Honorable Daniel K. Inouye: The House 
agreed to take from the Speaker's table and agree to S. Con. Res. 64, 
to authorize the use of the rotunda of the Capitol for the lying in 
state of the remains of the late Honorable Daniel K. Inouye. 
                                                             Page H7277
Providing for the printing of a revised edition of the Rules and Manual 
of the House of Representatives for the One Hundred Thirteenth 
Congress: The House agreed to H. Res. 836, to provide for the printing 
of a revised edition of the Rules and Manual of the House of 
Representatives for the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress.
  Page H7277
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Referring H.R. 5862, a bill making congressional reference to the 
United States Court of Federal Claims pursuant to sections 1492 and 
2509 of title 28, United States Code, the Indian trust-related claims 
of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma (O-Gah-Pah) as well as its individual 
members: H. Res. 668, amended, to refer H.R. 5862, a bill making 
congressional reference to the United States Court of Federal Claims 
pursuant to sections 1492 and 2509 of title 28, United States Code, the 
Indian trust-related claims of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma (O-Gah-Pah) 
as well as its individual members, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 398 
yeas to 5 nays, Roll No. 635;
  Pages H7280-82, H7308-09
  Reauthorizing certain programs under the Public Health Service Act 
and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to public 
health security and all-hazards preparedness and response: H.R. 6672, 
to reauthorize certain programs under the Public Health Service Act and 
the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to public health 
security and all-hazards preparedness and response, by a \2/3\ yea-and-
nay vote of 383 yeas to 16 nays, Roll No. 633;
  Pages H7282-96, H7307
  Prematurity Research Expansion and Education for Mothers Who Deliver 
Infants Early Reauthorization Act: S. 1440, amended, to reduce preterm 
labor and delivery and the risk of pregnancy-related deaths and 
complications due to pregnancy, and to reduce infant mortality caused 
by prematurity;
  Pages H7296-7301
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To reduce preterm labor 
and delivery and the risk of pregnancy-related deaths and complications 
due to pregnancy; to reduce infant mortality caused by prematurity; to 
provide for a National Pediatric Research Network, including with 
respect to pediatric rare diseases or conditions; and to reauthorize 
support for graduate medical education programs in children's 
hospitals.''.
Page H7298
  Medicare IVIG Access Act: H.R. 1845, amended, to provide for a study 
on issues relating to access to intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) for 
Medicare beneficiaries in all care settings and a demonstration project 
to examine the benefits of providing coverage and payment for items and 
services necessary to administer IVIG in the home, by a \2/3\ yea-and-
nay vote of 401 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 634; 
                                               Pages H7301-07, H7307-08

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  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To provide a demonstration 
project providing Medicare coverage for in-home administration of 
intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) and to amend title XVIII of the 
Social Security Act with respect to the application of Medicare 
secondary payer rules for certain claims.''.
Page H7308
  Protect Our Kids Act of 2012: H.R. 6655, to establish a commission to 
develop a national strategy and recommendations for reducing fatalities 
resulting from child abuse and neglect, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 
330 yeas to 77 nays, Roll No. 636;
                                               Pages H7313-17, H7327-28
  James F. Battin United States Courthouse Designation Act: S. 3311, to 
designate the United States courthouse located at 2601 2nd Avenue 
North, Billings, Montana, as the ``James F. Battin United States 
Courthouse'';
  Pages H7318-19
  Hatch Act Modernization Act of 2012: S. 2170, to amend the provisions 
of title 5, United States Code, which are commonly referred to as the 
``Hatch Act'', to scale back the provision forbidding certain State and 
local employees from seeking elective office, clarify the application 
of certain provisions to the District of Columbia, and modify the 
penalties which may be imposed for certain violations under subchapter 
III of chapter 73 of that title;
  Pages H7320-23
  Public Interest Declassification Board Reauthorization Act of 2012: 
S. 3564, to extend the Public Interest Declassification Act of 2000 
until 2014, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 409 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 
637;
  Pages H7323-24, H7328-29
  Government Employee Accountability Act: H.R. 6016, amended, to amend 
title 5, United States Code, to provide for administrative leave 
requirements with respect to Senior Executive Service employees, by a 
\2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 402 yeas to 2 nays, Roll No. 638; and 
                                                  Pages H7324-26, H7329
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To amend title 5, United 
States Code, to provide for investigative leave requirements with 
respect to Senior Executive Service employees, and for other 
purposes.''.
Page H7329
  Nelson ``Mac'' MacWilliams Post Office Building Designation Act: H.R. 
4062, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service 
located at 1444 Main Street in Ramona, California, as the ``Nelson 
`Mac' MacWilliams Post Office Building''.
  Pages H7326-27
James M. Carter and Judith N. Keep United States Courthouse Designation 
Act: The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass H.R. 6166, 
to designate the United States courthouse located at 333 West Broadway 
Street in San Diego, California, as the ``James M. Carter and Judith N. 
Keep United States Courthouse''.
  Pages H7317-18
Paul Brown United States Courthouse Designation Act: The House agreed 
to discharge from committee and pass H.R. 6633, to designate the United 
States courthouse located at 101 East Pecan Street in Sherman, Texas, 
as the ``Paul Brown United States Courthouse''.
  Page H7318
Suspensions--Proceedings Postponed: The House debated the following 
measures under suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were 
postponed:
  Medicare Identity Theft Prevention Act: H.R. 1509, amended, to amend 
title II of the Social Security Act to prohibit the inclusion of Social 
Security account numbers on Medicare cards;
  Pages H7309-13
  Mt. Andrea Lawrence Designation Act: S. 925, to designate Mt. Andrea 
Lawrence;
  Pages H7319-20
  Postal Inspector Terry Asbury Post Office Building Designation Act: 
H.R. 6587, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 225 Simi Village Drive in Simi Valley, California, 
as the ``Postal Inspector Terry Asbury Post Office Building''; 
                                                             Page H7327
  Mann-Grandstaff Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center 
Designation Act: H.R. 3197, to name the Department of Veterans Affairs 
medical center in Spokane, Washington, as the ``Mann-Grandstaff 
Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center'';
  Pages H7330-31
  William ``Bill'' Kling VA Clinic Designation Act: H.R. 6443, to 
designate the facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs located at 
9800 West Commercial Boulevard in Sunrise, Florida, as the ``William 
`Bill' Kling VA Clinic'';
  Pages H7331-33
  Representative Curtis B. Inabinett, Sr. Post Office Designation Act: 
H.R. 6379, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 6239 Savannah Highway in Ravenel, South Carolina, as 
the ``Representative Curtis B. Inabinett, Sr. Post Office''; 
                                                             Page H7333
  Sidney ``Sid'' Sanders McMath Post Office Building Designation Act: 
H.R. 3869, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 600 East Capitol Avenue in Little Rock, Arkansas, as 
the ``Sidney `Sid' Sanders McMath Post Office Building''; 
                                                         Pages H7333-34
  Elizabeth L. Kinnunen Post Office Building Designation Act: H.R. 
3378, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service 
located at 220 Elm Avenue in Munising, Michigan, as the ``Elizabeth L. 
Kinnunen Post Office Building'';
  Pages H7334-35

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  Cecil E. Bolt Post Office Designation Act: H.R. 4389, to designate 
the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 19 East 
Merced Street in Fowler, California, as the ``Cecil E. Bolt Post 
Office''; and
  Pages H7335-36
  Lieutenant Kenneth M. Ballard Memorial Post Office Designation Act: 
H.R. 6260, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 211 Hope Street in Mountain View, California, as the 
``Lieutenant Kenneth M. Ballard Memorial Post Office''. 
                                                         Pages H7336-37
Meeting Hour: Agreed that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to 
meet at 12 noon tomorrow, December 20th.
  Page H7333
Privileged Resolution: The House agreed to H. Res. 839, relating to the 
death of the Honorable Daniel K. Inouye, a Senator from the State of 
Hawaii.
  Pages H7337-41
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page 
H7267.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Six yea-and-nay votes developed during the 
proceedings of today and appear on pages H7307, H7308, H7308-09, H7327-
28, H7328-29, H7329. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and at 10:21 p.m., pursuant to 
the provisions of H. Res. 839, it stands adjourned as a further mark of 
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Committee Meetings
EVOLVING SECURITY SITUATION IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO AND 
IMPLICATIONS FOR U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY
Committee on Armed Services: Full Committee held a hearing on an update 
on the evolving security situation in the Democratic Republic of the 
Congo and implications for U.S. national security. Testimony was heard 
from Derek Chollet, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International 
Security Affairs; Johnnie Carson Assistant Secretary of State for the 
Bureau of African Affairs; and public witnesses.
CHALLENGES FACING MULTIEMPLOYER PENSION PLANS: EVALUATING PBGC'S 
INSURANCE PROGRAM AND FINANCIAL OUTLOOK
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Health, 
Employment, Labor, and Pensions held a hearing entitled ``Challenges 
Facing Multiemployer Pension Plans: Evaluating PBGC's Insurance Program 
and Financial Outlook''. Testimony was heard from Joshua Gotbaum, 
Director, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Ethics: Full Committee held a meeting on considering 
proposed amendments to Committee Rules. The motion passed by a 
unanimous vote on the proposed Committee Rules changes.
CONFERENCE REPORT--NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FY 2013; 
APPROVING THE RENEWAL OF IMPORT RESTRICTIONS CONTAINED IN THE BURMESE 
FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY ACT OF 2003; AND SPENDING REDUCTION ACT OF 2012
Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on Conference Report 
to accompany H.R. 4310, the ``National Defense Authorization Act for 
Fiscal Year 2013''; Senate Amendment to H.J. Res. 66, approving the 
renewal of import restrictions contained in the Burmese Freedom and 
Democracy Act of 2003; and H.R. 6684, the ``Spending Reduction Act of 
2012''. The Committee granted, by voice vote, a rule waiving all points 
of order against the conference report 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 intervening motion except one 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.


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  December 19, 2012 on Page D1054 the following appeared: the 
Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003'';
  
  The online version should be corrected to read: the Burmese 
Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003;


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  The Committee granted, by voice vote, a rule providing for the 
consideration of H.J. Res. 66. The rule makes in order a motion by the 
chair of the Committee on Ways and Means that the House concur in the 
Senate amendment with the amendment printed in the Rules Committee 
report accompanying the resolution. The rule waives all points of order 
against consideration of the motion. The rule provides that the Senate 
amendment and the motion shall be considered as read. The rule provides 
one hour of debate on the motion equally divided and controlled by the 
chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.
  The rule further provides a closed rule for H.R. 6684. The rule 
provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the 
Majority Leader and Minority Leader or their respective designees. 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. The rule 
provides one motion to recommit. Testimony was heard from Chairman 
McKeon and Chairman Camp and

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Representatives Smith (WA), Jackson Lee (TX), Levin, Mulvaney, Jordon, 
and Scalise.
ONGOING INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Full Committee held a 
hearing on ongoing intelligence activities. This was a closed hearing., 


Joint Meetings
  No joint committee meetings were held.



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                            NEW PUBLIC LAWS

     (For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D1046)
  H.R. 3187, to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in 
recognition and celebration of the 75th anniversary of the 
establishment of the March of Dimes Foundation. Signed on December 18, 
2012. (Public Law 112-209)
  H.R. 6582, to allow for innovations and alternative technologies that 
meet or exceed desired energy efficiency goals, and to make technical 
corrections to existing Federal energy efficiency laws to allow 
American manufacturers to remain competitive. Signed on December 18, 
2012. (Public Law 112-210)
  S. 3486, to implement the provisions of the Hague Agreement and the 
Patent Law Treaty. Signed on December 18, 2012. (Public Law 112-211)



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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2012-12-20



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           COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2012

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on 
Housing, Transportation and Community Development, to hold hearings 
to examine recovering from superstorm Sandy, focusing on rebuilding 
our infrastructure, 11 a.m., SD-538.
  Committee on Finance: business meeting to consider the nominations 
of Ronald Lee Buch, of Virginia, and Albert G. Lauber, of the 
District of Columbia, both to be a Judge of the United States Tax 
Court, Time to be announced, Room to be announced.
  Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of 
William B. Shultz, of the District of Columbia, to be General 
Counsel of the Department of Health and Human Services, and 
Christopher J. Meade, of New York, to be General Counsel for the 
Department of the Treasury, 10 a.m., SD-215.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine 
Benghazi, focusing on the attacks and the lessons learned, 8 a.m., 
SH-216.


                                 House

  Committee on Foreign Affairs, Full Committee, hearing entitled 
``Benghazi Attack, Part II: The Report of the Accountability Review 
Board'', 1 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Full Committee, 
business meeting, Investigative Report on the U.S. National Security 
Issues Posed by Chinese Telecommunications Companies Huawei and ZTE, 
9 a.m., HVC-304.
  Full Committee, hearing on ongoing intelligence activities, 9:30 
a.m., HVC-304. This is a closed hearing.



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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                    11 a.m., Thursday, December 20 

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Thursday: Senate will continue consideration of H.R. 1, 
Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act. The filing deadline for first-
degree amendments is at 1 p.m.
  (Senators will gather in the Senate chamber at 9:35 a.m. to proceed 
together to the Capitol Rotunda for the viewing of the late Senator 
Daniel K. Inouye.)

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                     12 p.m., Thursday, December 20

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Thursday: Consideration of the conference report to 
accompany H.R. 4310--National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
2013.
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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Aderholt, Robert B., Ala., E1955
Berman, Howard L., Calif., E1970
Bonner, Jo, Ala., E1966, E1967, E1968
Burgess, Michael C., Tex., E1958
Calvert, Ken, Calif., E1955
Cantor, Eric, Va., E1956
Castor, Kathy, Fla., E1957
Clarke, Yvette D., N.Y., E1967
Clyburn, James E., S.C., E1959, E1963
Coble, Howard, N.C., E1966
Coffman, Mike, Colo., E1971
Cohen, Steve, Tenn., E1973, E1974
Costa, Jim, Calif., E1975
Davis, Danny K., Ill., E1958
DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E1957
Ellison, Keith, Minn., E1968
Gallegly, Elton, Calif., E1967, E1974
Gerlach, Jim, Pa., E1965, E1970
Gibson, Christopher P., N.Y., E1973
Gonzalez, Charles A., Tex., E1971
Goodlatte, Bob, Va., E1963
Green, Gene, Tex., E1969
Hartzler, Vicky, Mo., E1957
Herrera Beutler, Jaime, Wash., E1965
Higgins, Brian, N.Y., E1965
Holt, Rush D., N.J., E1973
Kaptur, Marcy, Ohio, E1951
Kissell, Larry, N.C., E1956
McClintock, Tom, Calif., E1968
McGovern, James P., Mass., E1959
Mica, John L., Fla., E1959, E1962
Miller, Jeff, Fla., E1956, E1973
Poe, Ted, Tex., E1970, E1974
Richardson, Laura, Calif., E1952, E1954, E1963
Rivera, David, Fla., E1963
Rogers, Harold, Ky., E1971
Rohrabacher, Dana, Calif., E1953
Ryan, Paul, Wisc., E1967
Schiff, Adam B., Calif., E1972
Sires, Albio, N.J., E1965, E1969
Smith, Adam, Wash., E1953
Speier, Jackie, Calif., E1951, E1953, E1953, E1954, E1955
Stearns, Cliff, Fla., E1970
Terry, Lee, Nebr., E1962
Walden, Greg, Ore., E1951, E1954, E1962
Webster, Daniel, Fla., E1956, E1969, E1969
Whitfield, Ed, Ky., E1957, E1963
Wittman, Robert J., Va., E1971
Wolf, Frank R., Va., E1972



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