Daily Digest

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Daily Digest

Highlights

    House passed H.J. Res. 117, Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013.

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S6289–S6390

Measures Introduced: Sixteen bills and five resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 3537–3552, and S. Res. 554–558.
Pages S6339–40

Measures Reported:

S. 2170, to amend the provisions of title 5, United States Code, which are commonly referred to as the ``Hatch Act'' to eliminate the provision preventing 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, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 112–211)

S. 2389, to deem the submission of certain claims to an Indian Health Service contracting officer as timely.
Page S6339

Measures Passed:

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act: Senate passed S. 3552, to reauthorize the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act.
Pages S6370–87


State and Province Emergency Management Assistance Memorandum of Understanding: Senate passed S.J. Res. 44, granting the consent of Congress to the State and Province Emergency Management Assistance Memorandum of Understanding.
Pages S6387–88


Foreign Service and Civil Service Professionals: Senate agreed to S. Res. 401, expressing appreciation for Foreign Service and Civil Service professionals who represent the United States around the globe.
Pages S6388–89

Measures Considered:

Family and Business Tax Cut Certainty Act: Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 3521, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions.
Page S6289


Veterans Jobs Corps Act--Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, following any Leader remarks, Senate resume consideration of S. 3457, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a veterans jobs corps, and, notwithstanding Rule XXII, it be in order for Senator McConnell, or his designee, to raise a budget point of order against Reid (for Murray) Amendment No. 2789; that if a budget point of order is raised, the Majority Leader, or his designee, be recognized for a motion to waive the applicable budget points of order; that the time until 12 p.m. be equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees, on the motion to waive; that upon the use or yielding back of time, Senate vote on the motion to waive; that if the motion to waive the applicable budget points of order is not agreed to, the cloture motions with respect to Reid (for Murray) Amendment No. 2789, and the bill, be withdrawn and the bill be returned to the calendar and the Majority Leader then be recognized; that if the motion to waive is agreed to, at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, after consultation with the Republican Leader and notwithstanding Rule XXII, Reid motion to commit the bill to the Committee on Veterans Affairs, with instructions, Reid Amendment No. 2812, be withdrawn; that all the pending amendments be withdrawn with the exception of Reid (for Murray) Amendment No. 2789; that there be 30 minutes of debate equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees; that upon the use or yielding back of time, Senate vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Reid (for Murray) Amendment No. 2789; if cloture is invoked, the remaining post-cloture time be yielded back and Senate vote on or in relation to Reid (for Murray) Amendment No. 2789; that following that vote, Senate vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the bill, as amended, if amended; and that if cloture is invoked, the post-cloture time be yielded back, and Senate vote on passage of the bill, as amended, if amended; and that following the vote on passage of the bill, the Majority Leader be recognized; If cloture is not invoked on Reid (for Murray) Amendment No. 2789, the cloture motion on the bill be withdrawn and the bill be returned to the calendar; and that no amendments, motions or points of order be in order to Reid (for Murray) Amendment No. 2789 or the bill other than those listed in this agreement.
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Continuing Appropriations Resolution--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that when Senate receives H.J. Res. 117, making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2013, it be placed on the calendar; that on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, it be in order for the Majority Leader to move to proceed to consideration of the resolution and file cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the resolution; that if a cloture motion is filed, notwithstanding Rule XXII, the vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the resolution occur at 2:15 p.m., on Wednesday, September 19, 2012.
Pages S6389


Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

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Mark Doms, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs.

Christopher R. Beall, of Oklahoma, to be a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors for a term of five years.

William Shaw McDermott, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority for a term expiring November 22, 2017.

Nina Mitchell Wells, of New Jersey, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority for a term expiring May 30, 2018.

Deborah Ann McCarthy, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Lithuania.

Joan M. Prince, of Wisconsin, to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Sixty-seventh Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Ted R. Dintersmith, of Virginia, to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Sixty-seventh Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Lorne W. Craner, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation for a term of two years.

Jeffrey Shell, of California, to be a Member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for a term expiring August 13, 2015.

Jeffrey Shell, of California, to be Chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors.

Bruce Carter, of Florida, to be a Member of the National Council on the Arts for a term expiring September 3, 2018.

John Unsworth, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2016.

Martin O'Malley, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation for a term expiring November 5, 2018.

Martin O'Malley, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation for the remainder of the term expiring November 5, 2012.

Walter G. Secada, of Florida, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation for a term expiring March 3, 2016.

Stewart M. De Soto, of Illinois, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation for a term expiring August 11, 2016.

Anne J. Udall, of Oregon, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation for a term expiring October 6, 2016.

36 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.

A routine list in the Army.
Pages S6389–90


Messages from the House:
Page S6336


Measures Referred:
Page S6336


Measures Read the First Time:
Pages S6336, S6389


Executive Communications:
Pages S6336–39


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S6340–42


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S6342–46


Additional Statements:
Page S6336


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S6346–69


Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
Page S6369


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Pages S6369–70


Privileges of the Floor:
Page S6370


Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 8:03 p.m., until 2 p.m. on Monday, September 17, 2012. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S6389.)

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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine holding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau accountable, focusing on a review of the semi-annual report to Congress, after receiving testimony from Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

NOMINATIONS

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Stephen D. Mull, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Poland, and Dawn M. Liberi, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Burundi, both of the Department of State, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

QUALITY OF DISABILITY BENEFIT AWARDS

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations concluded a hearing to examine issues related to the quality of disability benefit awards involving 300 case files of claimants under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplement Security Income (SSI) programs involving initial applications and subsequent levels of appeal, after receiving testimony from Patricia Jonas, Executive Director, Office of Appellate Operations, Debra Bice, Chief Administrative Law Judge, Douglas Stults, Hearing Office Chief Administrative Law Judge, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Hearing Office, Thomas Erwin, Hearing Office Chief Administrative Law Judge, Roanoke, Virginia Hearing Office, and Ollie L. Garmon III, Regional Chief Administrative Law Judge, Atlanta Region, all of the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review, Social Security Administration.

IMPROVING COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee concluded a hearing to examine improving college affordability, focusing on a view from the states, after receiving testimony from Camille Preus, Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development Commissioner, Salem; John G. Morgan, Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor, Nashville; Muriel A. Howard, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC; and David Longanecker, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, Colorado.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported the following business items:

S. 675, to express the policy of the United States regarding the United States relationship with Native Hawaiians and to provide a process for the recognition by the United States of the Native Hawaiian governing entity, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. 1345, to provide for equitable compensation to the Spokane Tribe of Indians of the Spokane Reservation for the use of tribal land for the production of hydropower by the Grand Coulee Dam, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute; and

S. 1684, to amend the Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act of 2005, with amendments.

IMPACTS OF THE CARCIERI AND PATCHAK DECISIONS

Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee concluded an oversight hearing to examine the impacts of the Carcieri and Patchak decisions, after receiving testimony from Donald Laverdure, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs; Jefferson Keel, National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), Washington, DC; John Echohawk, Native American Rights Fund (NARF), Boulder, Colorado; and Colette Routel, William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported S. 645, to amend the National Child Protection Act of 1993 to establish a permanent background check system, with amendments.

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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House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 22 public bills, H.R. 6388–6409; and 6 resolutions, H.J. Res. 119–120; and H. Res. 781–784 were introduced.
Pages H5999–H6001


Additional Cosponsors:
Page H6001


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 6083, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2017, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 112–669) and

H.R. 3409, to limit the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to issue regulations before December 31, 2013, under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (H. Rept. 112–670).
Page H5999


Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Austria to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H5925


Recess: The House recessed at 10:59 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
Page H5931


Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest chaplain, Reverend Kris Holzmeyer, Second Baptist Church, Clinton, Tennessee.
Page H5931


No More Solyndras Act--Rule for Consideration: The House agreed to H. Res. 779, the rule that is providing for consideration of H.R. 6213, to limit further taxpayer exposure from the loan guarantee program established under title XVII of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, by a yea-and-nay vote of 232 yeas to 182 nays, Roll No. 574, after the previous question was ordered without objection.
Pages H5934–39, H5948–49


Suspensions--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures which were debated on September 11th:
Stolen Valor Act of 2012: H.R. 1775, amended, to amend title 18, United States Code, to establish a criminal offense relating to fraudulent claims about military service, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 410 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 575 and
Page H5949

Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to fraudulent representations about having received military decorations or medals.''.
Page H5949


Extending by 3 years the authorization of the EB–5 Regional Center Program, the E-Verify Program, the Special Immigrant Nonminister Religious Worker Program, and the Conrad State 30 J–1 Visa Waiver Program: S. 3245, to extend by 3 years the authorization of the EB–5 Regional Center Program, the E-Verify Program, the Special Immigrant Nonminister Religious Worker Program, and the Conrad State 30 J–1 Visa Waiver Program, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 412 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 580.
Page H5972


Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013: The House passed H.J. Res. 117, making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2013, by a recorded vote of 329 ayes to 91 noes, Roll No. 579.
Pages H5939–48, H5949–56, H5969–72

Rejected the Barber motion to recommit the resolution to the Committee on Appropriations with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 189 ayes to 232 noes, Roll No. 578.
Pages H5969–71

H. Res. 778, the rule providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 117) and the bill (H.R. 6365), was agreed to by a recorded vote of 232 ayes to 182 noes, Roll No. 573, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 235 yeas to 178 nays, Roll No. 572.
Pages H5946–48


National Security and Job Protection Act: The House passed H.R. 6365, to amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to replace the sequester established by the Budget Control Act of 2011, by a recorded vote of 223 ayes to 196 noes, Roll No. 577.
Pages H5956–69

Rejected the Van Hollen motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on the Budget with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 170 yeas to 247 nays, Roll No. 576.
Pages H5967–69

H. Res. 778, the rule providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 117) and the bill (H.R. 6365), was agreed to by a recorded vote of 232 ayes to 182 noes, Roll No. 573, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 235 yeas to 178 nays, Roll No. 572.
Pages H5946–48


Condemning the shooting that killed six innocent people at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin: The House agreed to discharge and agree to H. Res. 775, condemning the shooting that killed six innocent people at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, on August 5, 2012.
Page H5973


Discharge Petition: Representative Braley presented to the clerk a motion to discharge the Committee on Rules from the consideration of H. Res. 739, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6083) to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2017, and for other purposes (Discharge Petition No. 5).

Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page H5931.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Five yea-and-nay votes and four recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H5947, H5947–48, H5948–49, H5949, H5968–69, H5969, H5971, H5971–72 and H5972. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 9:02 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

F–22 PILOT PHYSIOLOGICAL ISSUES

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces held a hearing on F–22 pilot physiological issues. Testimony was heard from Major General Charles W. Lyon, USAF, Director of Operations, Headquarters Air Combat Command, U.S. Air Force; and public witnesses.

FEDERAL VOTING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Military Personnel held a hearing on the Federal Voting Assistance Program. Testimony was heard from Pamela S. Mitchell, Acting Director, Federal Voting Assistance Program, Department of Defense.

Y–12 INTRUSION

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Strategic Forces held a hearing on Y–12 Intrusion: Investigation, Response, and Accountability. Testimony was heard from Daniel B. Poneman, Deputy Secretary of Energy, Department of Energy; and Neile L. Miller, Principal Deputy Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE

Committee on Education and the Workforce: Full Committee held a markup of H.J. Res. 118, providing for congressional disapproval of the Administration's July 12, 2012 waiver of welfare work requirements. The resolution was ordered reported, without amendment.

AMERICAN ENERGY INITIATIVE

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy and Power, hearing entitled ``The American Energy Initiative''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

CREATING OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH IMPROVED GOVERNMENT SPECTRUM EFFICIENCY

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing entitled ``Creating Opportunities through Improved Government Spectrum Efficiency''. Testimony was heard from Karl Nebbia, Associate Administrator, Office of Spectrum Management, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Department of Commerce; Major General Robert Wheeler, USAF, Deputy Chief Information Officer for Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4) and Information Infrastructure, Department of Defense; Mark Goldstein, Director, Physical Infrastructure Issues, Government Accountability Office; and public witnesses.

EXAMINING THE USES OF CONSUMER CREDIT DATA

Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit held a hearing entitled ``Examining the Uses of Consumer Credit Data''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

COMBATING THE HAQQANI TERRORIST NETWORK

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Combating the Haqqani Terrorist Network''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

ASSESSING U.S. POLICY ON PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS IN AFRICA

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights held a hearing entitled ``Assessing U.S. Policy on Peacekeeping Operations in Africa''. Testimony was heard from Esther D. Brimmer, Assistant Secretary of State for International Affairs.

CONDITIONS AT CAMP LIBERTY: U.S. AND IRAQI FAILURES

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Conditions at Camp Liberty: U.S. and Iraqi Failures''. Testimony was heard from a public witness.

BIOWATCH PRESENT AND FUTURE

Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications; and Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies held a joint hearing entitled ``BioWatch Present and Future: Meeting Mission Needs for Effective Biosurveillance?''. Testimony was heard from Alexander Garza, Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Homeland Security; Rafael Borras, Under Secretary for Management, Department of Homeland Security; William Jenkins, Director, Homeland Security and Justice Issues, Government Accountability Office; Albert J. Romanosky, Medical Director, State Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Office of Preparedness and Response, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, State of Maryland.

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QUESTIONING OF KEY DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR OFFICIALS

Committee on Natural Resources: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Committee Oversight of Department of the Interior: Questioning of Key Department of the Interior Officials''. Testimony was heard from Neal Kemkar, Special Assistant, Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior; and Mary Katherine Ishee, Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, Department of the Interior.

JOBS ACT: IMPORTANCE OF PROMPT IMPLEMENTATION FOR ENTREPRENEURS, CAPITAL FORMATION, AND JOB CREATION

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services, and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs and the Committee on Financial Services' Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises held a joint hearing entitled ``The JOBS Act: Importance of Prompt Implementation for Entrepreneurs, Capital Formation, and Job Creation''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

SIGAR REPORT: DOCUMENT DESTRUCTION AND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS UNACCOUNTED FOR AT THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations held a hearing entitled ``SIGAR Report: Document Destruction and Millions of Dollars Unaccounted for at the Department of Defense''. Testimony was heard from John F. Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, Department of Defense.

ADDING TO UNCERTAINTY: SMALL BUSINESSES' PERSPECTIVES ON THE TAX CLIFF

Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Capital Access and Tax held a hearing entitled ``Adding to Uncertainty: Small Businesses' Perspectives on the Tax Cliff ''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

EVALUATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF DOT'S TRUCK AND BUS SAFETY PROGRAM

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Highways and Transit held a hearing entitled ``Evaluating the Effectiveness of DOT's Truck and Bus Safety Program''. Testimony was heard from Anne Ferro, Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; David Palmer, Assistant Chief, Texas Department of Public Safety; and public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE

Committee on Ways and Means: Full Committee held a markup of H.J. Res. 118, providing for congressional disapproval of the Administration's July 12, 2012 waiver of welfare work requirements. The resolution was ordered reported, without amendment.

INVESTIGATION OF THE SECURITY THREAT POSED BY CHINESE TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANIES HUAWEI AND ZTE

House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Investigation of the Security Threat Posed by Chinese Telecommunications Companies Huawei and ZTE''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

SEPTEMBER 14, 2012

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Armed Services: to receive a closed briefing on the situation in Syria, 9:30 a.m., SVC–217.

Committee on Indian Affairs: to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Kevin K. Washburn, of New Mexico, to be Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs, 2:30 p.m., SD–628.

House

Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing on Department of Defense Auditability Challenges, 9 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``Title 42--A Review of Special Hiring Authorities'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

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Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity, hearing entitled ``Housing for Heroes: Examining How Federal Programs Can Better Serve Veterans'', 9:30 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management, hearing entitled ``Lessons From Fort Hood: Improving our Ability to Connect the Dots'', 9 a.m., 311 Cannon.

Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, hearing entitled ``Per Capita Act and Federal Treatment of Trust Per Capita Distributions'', 11 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Recent Developments in NASA's Commercial Crew Acquisition Strategy'', 9:30 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``VA Fee Basis Care: Flawed Policies not a Fix for a Flawed System'', 9:30 a.m., 334 Cannon.

Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Social Security, hearing entitled ``Securing the Future of the Social Security Disability Insurance Program'', 9:30 a.m., B–318 Rayburn.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

2 p.m., Monday, September 17

Senate Chamber

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

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

9 a.m., Friday, September 14

House Chamber

Program for Friday: Consideration of H.R. 6213--No More Solyndras Act (Subject to a Rule).

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Alexander, Rodney, La., E1511

Bachus, Spencer, Ala., E1524

Bishop, Sanford D., Jr., Ga., E1521

Bonner, Jo, Ala., E1507, E1507, E1508

Braley, Bruce L., Iowa, E1507

Butterfield, G.K., N.C., E1516

Chandler, Ben, Ky., E1523

Conaway, K. Michael, Tex., E1511

Connolly, Gerald E., Va., E1519, E1520, E1521, E1522

Dingell, John D., Mich., E1522

Faleomavaega, Eni F.H., American Samoa, E1509

Farr, Sam, Calif., E1512, E1522

Franks, Trent, Ariz., E1523

Gallegly, Elton, Calif., E1511

Graves, Sam, Mo., E1523, E1525

Hahn, Janice, Calif., E1514, E1519, E1525

Heinrich, Martin, N.M., E1520

Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E1520

Johnson, Henry C. ``Hank'', Jr., Ga., E1508

Johnson, Sam, Tex., E1507

Keating, William R., Mass., E1526

Kissell, Larry, N.C., E1513

Kucinich, Dennis J., Ohio, E1513, E1514, E1514, E1515, E1515, E1516, E1517, E1517, E1518, E1519

Lee, Barbara, Calif., E1516

Lipinski, Daniel, Ill., E1513

McDermott, Jim, Wash., E1524

McMorris Rodgers, Cathy, Wash., E1525, E1525, E1526

McNerney, Jerry, Calif., E1518

Miller, Candice S., Mich., E1518

Noem, Krisi L., S.D., E1517

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, D.C., E1519

Poe, Ted, Tex., E1515

Ross, Dennis A., Fla., E1512

Runyan, Jon, N.J., E1523

Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho, Northern Mariana Islands, E1515

Sessions, Pete, Tex., E1512

Shimkus, John, Ill., E1512

Slaughter, Louise McIntosh, N.Y., E1521

Smith, Adam, Wash., E1507, E1513, E1514, E1516, E1517, E1519, E1521, E1523, E1524, E1525

Stark, Fortney Pete, Calif., E1520

Tierney, John F., Mass., E1523

Woolsey, Lynn C., Calif., E1514, E1518, E1524 

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