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                                           Thursday, April 25, 2013

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S2981-S3061
Measures Introduced: Forty-five bills and fourteen resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 810-854, S.J. Res. 14, and S. Res. 115-127. 
                                                         Pages S3028-30
Measures Reported:
  S. 607, to improve the provisions relating to the privacy of 
electronic communications, with an amendment.
Page S3028
Measures Passed:
  Honoring the Victims of the Boston Bombings: Senate agreed to S. Res. 
115, commending the heroism, courage, and sacrifice of Sean Collier, an 
officer in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Department, 
Martin Richard, an 8-year-old resident of Dorchester, Massachusetts, 
Krystle Campbell, a native of Medford, Massachusetts, Lu Lingzi, a 
student at Boston University, and all the victims who are recovering 
from injuries caused by the attacks in Boston, Massachusetts, including 
Richard Donohue, Jr., an officer in the Massachusetts Bay 
Transportation Authority Transit Police Department.
  Pages S2982-83
  National Pediatric Brain Cancer Awareness Day: Senate agreed to S. 
Res. 116, designating September 26, 2013 as ``National Pediatric Brain 
Cancer Awareness Day''.
  Pages S2991-92
  Federal Aviation Administration: Senate passed S. 853, to provide the 
Secretary of Transportation with the flexibility to transfer certain 
funds to prevent reduced operations and staffing of the Federal 
Aviation Administration.
  Page S3059
  Parkinson's Awareness Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 118, supporting 
the designation of April as Parkinson's Awareness Month.
  Page S3060
  World Malaria Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 119, supporting the goals 
and ideals of World Malaria Day.
  Page S3060
  National Crime Victims' Rights Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 120, 
supporting the mission and goals of 2013 National Crime Victims' Rights 
Week to increase public awareness of the rights, needs, and concerns 
of, and services available to assist, victims and survivors of crime in 
the United States.
  Page S3060
  Silver Star Service Banner Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 121, 
expressing support for the designation of May 1, 2013, as ``Silver Star 
Service Banner Day''.
  Page S3060
  Cinco de Mayo: Senate agreed to S. Res. 122, recognizing the historic 
significance of the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo.
  Page S3060
  Congratulating the University of Minnesota Women's Ice Hockey Team: 
Senate agreed to S. Res. 123, congratulating the University of 
Minnesota women's ice hockey team on winning its second straight 
National Collegiate Athletic Association Women's Ice Hockey 
Championship.
  Page S3060
  Authorize Testimony: Senate agreed to S. Res. 124, to authorize 
testimony in writing, documents, and representation in Whitnum v. Town 
of Greenwich, et al.
  Page S3060
  Dia de los Ninos: Celebrating Young Americans: Senate agreed to S. 
Res. 125, designating April 30, 2013, as ``Dia de los Ninos: 
Celebrating Young Americans''.
  Page S3060
Measures Considered:
  Marketplace Fairness Act--Agreement: Senate continued consideration 
of S. 743, to restore States' sovereign rights to enforce State and 
local sales and use tax laws, taking action on the following amendments 
proposed thereto:
  Pages S2985-91, S2992-S3014
Pending:
  Reid (for Enzi) Amendment No. 741, of a perfecting nature. 
                                                             Page S2985
  Durbin Amendment No. 745 (to Amendment No. 741), to change the 
enactment date.
Page S2985
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 63 yeas to 30 nays (Vote No. 111), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed 
to the motion to close further debate on the bill.
Page S3013

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  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that all post-
cloture time be considered expired at 5:30 p.m., on Monday, May 6, 
2013; Durbin Amendment No. 745 (to Amendment No. 741) (listed above), 
be withdrawn; that no other second-degree amendments be in order; that 
the Senate vote on or in relation to Reid (for Enzi) Amendment No. 741 
(listed above); that upon disposition of the amendment, Senate vote on 
passage of the bill, as amended, if amended; and that the filing 
deadline for second-degree amendments be 4 p.m., on Monday, May 6, 
2013.
Page S3013
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached proving that at 5:30 p.m., 
on Monday, May 6, 2013, Senate resume consideration of the bill. 
                                                             Page S3060
Water Resources Development Act--Cloture: Senate began consideration of 
the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 601, to provide for the 
conservation and development of water and related resources, to 
authorize the Secretary of the Army to construct various projects for 
improvements to rivers and harbors of the United States.
  Page S3020
   A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to 
proceed to consideration of the bill, and, in accordance with the 
provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, and 
pursuant to the unanimous-consent agreement of Thursday, April 25, 
2013, a vote on cloture will occur on Monday, May 6, 2013, upon 
disposition of S. 743, to restore States' sovereign rights to enforce 
State and local sales and use tax laws.
Page S3020
Appointments:
  Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress: The Chair announced, 
on behalf of the Majority Leader, pursuant to Public Law 101-509, the 
reappointment of Steve Zink, of Nevada, to the Advisory Committee on 
the Records of Congress.
  Page S3060
  Congressional Advisory Panel on the Governance of the Nuclear 
Security Enterprise: The Chair announced, on behalf of the Republican 
Leader, pursuant to the provisions of Section 3166 of Public Law 112-
239, the appointment of the following individual to be a member of the 
Congressional Advisory Panel on the Governance of the Nuclear Security 
Enterprise: Michael R. Anastasio of New Mexico.
  Page S3060
  Health Information Technology Policy Committee: The Chair, on behalf 
of the Republican Leader, pursuant to Public Law 111-5, appointed the 
following individual to the Health Information Technology Policy 
Committee: Dr. Scott Gottlieb of Connecticut.
  Page S3060
FAA Essential Employees--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was 
reached providing that if the Senate receives a bill from the House of 
Representatives and the text of that bill is identical to S. 853, to 
provide the Secretary of Transportation with the flexibility to 
transfer certain funds to prevent reduced operations and staffing of 
the Federal Aviation Administration, that the bill then be considered 
read three times and passed.
  Page S3060
Authorizing Leadership To Make Appointments--Agreement: A unanimous-
consent agreement was reached providing that, notwithstanding the 
upcoming recess or adjournment of the Senate, the President of the 
Senate, the President Pro Tempore and the Majority and Minority Leaders 
be authorized to make appointments to commissions, committees, boards, 
conferences, or interparliamentary conferences authorized by law, by 
concurrent action of the two Houses, or by order of the Senate. 
                                                             Page S3060
Pro Forma Sessions--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was 
reached providing that when the Senate completes its business today, it 
adjourn, and convene for pro forma sessions only with no business 
conducted on the following dates and times, and that following each pro 
forma session, the Senate adjourn until the next pro forma session: 
Friday, April 26, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.; Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 10 
a.m.; and Friday, May 3, 2013 at 2 p.m.; and that the Senate adjourn on 
Friday, May 3, 2013 until 2 p.m. on Monday, May 6, 2013. 
                                                         Pages S3060-61
Medine Nomination--Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time agreement was 
reached providing that at a time to be determined by the Majority 
Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, Senate begin 
consideration of the nomination of David Medine, of Maryland, to be 
Chairman and Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, 
that there be one hour for debate equally divided in the usual form; 
that upon the use or yielding back of time, Senate vote without 
intervening action or debate on confirmation of the nomination; and 
that no further motions be in order to the nomination.
  Page S3058
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  Christopher J. Meade, of New York, to be General Counsel for the 
Department of the Treasury.
  William B. Schultz, of the District of Columbia, to be General 
Counsel of the Department of Health and Human Services.
  Jenny R. Yang, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the 
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for a term expiring July 1, 
2017.

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  Karol Virginia Mason, of Georgia, to be an Assistant Attorney 
General.
Pages S3058, S3061
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Brent Franklin Nelsen, of South Carolina, to be a Member of the Board 
of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for a term 
expiring January 31, 2016.
  William S. Jasien, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal 
Retirement Thrift Investment Board for a term expiring October 11, 
2015.
  Nanci E. Langley, of Hawaii, to be a Commissioner of the Postal 
Regulatory Commission for a term expiring November 22, 2018.
  Howard A. Shelanski, of Pennsylvania, to be Administrator of the 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and 
Budget.
  1Navy nomination in the rank of admiral.
Page S3061
Messages from the House:
  Page S3026
Measures Placed on the Calendar:
  Page S3026
Executive Communications:
  Pages S3026-28
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S3030-31
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S3031-50
Additional Statements:
  Pages S3022-26
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S3050-58
Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
  Page S3058
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S3058
Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S3058
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--111) 
                                                             Page S3013
Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 8:41 p.m., 
until 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 26, 2013. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S3061.)



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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
APPROPRIATIONS: NASA
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, 
Science, and Related Agencies concluded a hearing to examine proposed 
budget estimates for fiscal year 2014 for the National Aeronautics and 
Space Administration, after receiving testimony from Charles F. Bolden, 
Jr., Administrator, and Paul K. Martin, Inspector General, both of the 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION REQUEST AND FUTURE YEARS DEFENSE PROGRAM
Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
the Department of the Navy in review of the Defense Authorization 
Request for fiscal year 2014 and the Future Years Defense Program, 
after receiving testimony from Ray Mabus, Secretary, Admiral Jonathan 
Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations, and General James F. Amos, 
Commandant of the Marine Corps, all of the Department of the Navy, 
Department of Defense.
ENERGY AND WATER MANAGEMENT
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee concluded a 
hearing to examine drought and the effect on energy and water 
management decisions, after receiving testimony from Michael L. Connor, 
Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior; Roger 
S. Pulwarty, Director, National Integrated Drought Information System, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of 
Commerce; Nicole T. Carter, Specialist in Natural Resources Policy, 
Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress; Patricia Mulroy, 
Southern Nevada Water Authority, Las Vegas; and Michael E. Webber, 
University of Texas at Austin Energy Institute.
PUBLIC LANDS BILLS
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Public 
Lands, Forests, and Mining concluded a hearing to examine S. 27, to 
clarify authority granted under the Act entitled ``An Act to define the 
exterior boundary of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation in the 
State of Utah'', S. 28, to provide for the conveyance of a small parcel 
of National Forest System land in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National 
Forest in Utah to Brigham Young University, S. 159, to designate the 
Wovoka Wilderness and provide for certain land conveyances in Lyon 
County, Nevada, S. 241, to establish the Rio Grande del Norte National 
Conservation Area in the State of New Mexico, S. 255, to withdraw 
certain Federal land and interests in that land from location, entry, 
and patent under the mining laws and disposition under the mineral and 
geothermal leasing laws, S. 256, to amend Public Law 93-435 with 
respect to the Northern Mariana Islands, providing parity with Guam, 
the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa, S. 258, to amend the Federal 
Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to improve the management of 
grazing leases and permits, S. 312, to adjust the boundary of the 
Carson National Forest, New Mexico, S. 327, to authorize the Secretary 
of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to enter

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into cooperative agreements with State foresters authorizing State 
foresters to provide certain forest, rangeland, and watershed 
restoration and protection services, S. 340, to provide for the 
settlement of certain claims under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement 
Act, S. 341, to designate certain lands in San Miguel, Ouray, and San 
Juan Counties, Colorado, as wilderness, S. 342, to designate the Pine 
Forest Range Wilderness area in Humboldt County, Nevada, S. 353, to 
designate certain land in the State of Oregon as wilderness, to make 
additional wild and scenic river designations in the State of Oregon, 
S. 360, to amend the Public Lands Corps Act of 1993 to expand the 
authorization of the Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, and the 
Interior to provide service opportunities for young Americans; help 
restore the nation's natural, cultural, historic, archaeological, 
recreational and scenic resources; train a new generation of public 
land managers and enthusiasts; and promote the value of public service, 
S. 366, to amend the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 to 
require the Bureau of Land Management to provide a claimant of a small 
miner waiver from claim maintenance fees with a period of 60 days after 
written receipt of 1 or more defects is provided to the claimant by 
registered mail to cure the 1 or more defects or pay the claim 
maintenance fee, S. 368, to reauthorize the Federal Land Transaction 
Facilitation Act, S. 447, to provide for the conveyance of certain 
cemeteries that are located on National Forest System land in Black 
Hills National Forest, South Dakota, S. 609, to authorize the Secretary 
of the Interior to convey certain Federal land in San Juan County, New 
Mexico, S. 736, to establish a maximum amount for special use permit 
fees applicable to certain cabins on National Forest System land in the 
State of Alaska, and S. 757, to provide for the implementation of the 
multispecies habitat conservation plan for the Virgin River, Nevada, 
and Lincoln County, Nevada, to extend the authority to purchase certain 
parcels of public land, after receiving testimony from Senators Reid 
and Baucus; James M. Pena, Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest 
System, Forest Service, Department of Agriculture; Jamie Connell, 
Acting Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the 
Interior.
REBALANCE TO ASIA II
Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific 
Affairs concluded a hearing to examine rebalance to Asia II, focusing 
on security, defense, cooperation, and challenges, after receiving 
testimony from Joseph Y. Yun, Acting Assistant Secretary of State, 
Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; David Helvey, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia, Asian and Pacific 
Security Affairs; and Janine Davidson, Center for a New American 
Security, and Michael J. Green, Georgetown University Center for 
Strategic and International Studies, both of Washington, D.C.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported S. 
607, to improve the provisions relating to the privacy of electronic 
communications, 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: 43 public bills, H.R. 1721-
1763; and 5 resolutions, H. Res. 180-184, were introduced. 
                                                         Pages H2349-51
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H2353-54
Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Collins (GA) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H2301
Recess: The House recessed at 11:04 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon. 
                                                             Page H2310
HIT Policy Committee--Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker's 
appointment of the following individual on the part of the House to the 
HIT Policy Committee: Mrs. Gayle Harrell of Stuart, FL.
  Page H2322
Meeting Hour: Agreed that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to 
meet at 10 a.m. tomorrow.
  Page H2322

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Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act: The House began 
consideration of H.R. 527, to amend the Helium Act to complete the 
privatization of the Federal helium reserve in a competitive market 
fashion that ensures stability in the helium markets while protecting 
the interests of American taxpayers. Consideration is expected to 
resume tomorrow.
  Pages H2323-27
  H. Res. 178, the rule providing for consideration of the bill, was 
agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 231 yeas to 177 nays, Roll No. 124. 
                                                         Pages H2315-22
  Agreed to the Bishop (UT) amendment to the rule by voice vote, after 
the previous question was ordered without objection.
Page H2322
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and 
subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H2315.
Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote developed during the 
proceedings of today and appears on page H2322. There were no quorum 
calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 5:47 p.m.



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Committee Meetings
APPROPRIATIONS--PUBLIC WITNESS DAY
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and 
Related Agencies held a hearing on American Indian and Alaska Native 
issues. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
APPROPRIATIONS--USDA FARM AND FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL SERVICES
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural 
Development, FDA, and Related Agencies held a hearing on USDA Farm and 
Foreign Agricultural Services. Testimony was heard from the following 
Department of Agriculture officials: Michael Scuse, Under Secretary, 
Farm and Foreign Agriculture Services; Juan Garcia, Administrator, Farm 
Service Agency; Suzanne Heinen, Foreign Agriculture Service; Brandon 
Willis, Administrator, Risk Management Agency; and Michael Young, 
Budget Officer.
APPROPRIATIONS--AFRICOM
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Defense held a hearing on 
AFRICOM. This was a closed hearing.
APPROPRIATIONS--DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY BUDGET
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Financial Services and 
General Government held a hearing on the Department of Treasury Budget. 
Testimony was heard from Jack Lew, Secretary, Department of Treasury.
APPROPRIATIONS--DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human 
Services, and Education held a hearing on the Department of Health and 
Human Services Budget. Testimony was heard from Kathleen Sebelius, 
Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services.
APPROPRIATIONS--FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION BUDGET
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing 
and Urban Development held a hearing on the Federal Railroad 
Administration Budget. Testimony was heard from Joseph Szabo, 
Administrator, Federal Railroad Administration.
DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION BUDGET REQUEST--DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Committee on Armed Services: Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
``Fiscal Year 2014 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from 
the Department of the Army''. Testimony was heard from John McHugh, 
Secretary of the Army; and General Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff, 
United States Army.
TRANSITIONING TO AFGHAN SECURITY LEAD: PROTECTING AFGHAN WOMEN
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Transitioning to Afghan 
Security Lead: Protecting Afghan Women?''. Testimony was heard from 
David Sedney, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Afghan Policy; 
Office of the Secretary of Defense; and Major General Michael Shields, 
USA, Director of the Pakistan-Afghanistan Coordination Cell, Joint 
Chiefs of Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense.
NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION--NATIONAL SECURITY SPACE ACTIVITIES
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Strategic Forces held a 
hearing entitled ``Fiscal Year 2014 National Defense Authorization 
Budget Request for National Security Space Activities''. Testimony was 
heard from Gil Klinger, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Space 
and Intelligence Office; Doug Loverro, Deputy Assistant Secretary of 
Defense, Space Policy; Betty Sapp, Director, National Reconnaissance 
Office; and General William Shelton, USAF, Commander, USAF Space 
Command.

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SECURING OUR NATION'S PRESCRIPTION DRUG SUPPLY CHAIN
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
entitled ``Securing Our Nation's Prescription Drug Supply Chain''. 
Testimony was heard from Janet Woodcock, M.D., Director, Center for 
Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration; and public 
witnesses.
LIFELINE FUND: MONEY WELL SPENT
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``The Lifeline Fund: Money Well 
Spent?''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
U.S. FOREIGN ASSISTANCE PRIORITIES AND STRATEGY
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
``The FY 2014 Budget Request: U.S. Foreign Assistance Priorities and 
Strategy''. Testimony was heard from Rajiv Shah, Administrator, U.S. 
Agency for International Development; and a public witness.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on Foreign affairs: Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific held 
a markup on H.R. 419, the ``Taiwan Policy Act of 2013''. The bill was 
forwarded, as amended.
NATURAL GAS EXPORTS: ECONOMIC AND GEOPOLITICAL OPPORTUNITIES
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Terrorism, 
Nonproliferation, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Natural Gas 
Exports: Economic and Geopolitical Opportunities''. Testimony was heard 
from public witnesses.
COUNTERTERRORISM EFFORTS TO COMBAT A CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, 
RADIOLOGICAL, AND NUCLEAR ATTACK ON THE HOMELAND
Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and 
Intelligence held a hearing entitled ``Counterterrorism Efforts to 
Combat a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Attack on the 
Homeland''. Testimony was heard from Richard Daddario, Deputy 
Commissioner, New York City Police Department; Huban Gowadia, Acting 
Director, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Department of Homeland 
Security; and Scott McAllister, Deputy Under Secretary, State and Local 
Program Officer, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, Department of 
Homeland Security.
STRIKING THE RIGHT BALANCE: PROTECTING OUR NATION'S CRITICAL 
INFRASTRUCTURE FROM CYBER ATTACK AND ENSURING PRIVACY AND CIVIL 
LIBERTIES
Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, 
Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies held a hearing 
entitled ``Striking the Right Balance: Protecting Our Nation's Critical 
Infrastructure from Cyber Attack and Ensuring Privacy and Civil 
Liberties''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS PRIVACY ACT (ECPA), PART 2: GEOLOCATION 
PRIVACY AND SURVEILLANCE
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland 
Security and Investigations held a hearing entitled ``The Electronic 
Communications Privacy Act, Part 2: Geolocation Privacy and 
Surveillance''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
LEGISLATIVE MEASURE
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil 
Justice held a hearing on H.J. Res. 40, the Victims' Rights Amendment. 
Testimony was heard from William G. Montgomery, Maricopa County 
Attorney; John Gillis, Maricopa County Attorney's Office, Victim 
Services Division; and public witnesses.
EXAMINATION OF THE JUDICIAL CONDUCT AND DISABILITY SYSTEM
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual 
Property and the Internet held a hearing entitled ``An Examination of 
the Judicial Conduct and Disability System''. Testimony was heard from 
Anthony J. Scirica, Senior Judge, United States Court of Appeals for 
the Third Circuit; David B. Sentelle, Senior Judge, United States Court 
of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; and public witnesses.
FEDERAL IMPEDIMENTS TO WATER RIGHTS, JOB CREATION AND RECREATION: A 
LOCAL PERSPECTIVE
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Water and Power held a 
hearing entitled ``Federal Impediments to Water Rights, Job Creation 
and Recreation: A Local Perspective''. Testimony was heard from Russell 
Boardman, Chairman, Shoshone Conservation District, Frannie, Wyoming; 
and public witnesses.

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LEGISLATIVE MEASURES
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, 
Oceans, and Insular Affairs held a hearing on H.R. 638, the ``National 
Wildlife Refuge Review Act of 2013''; H.R. 1300, to amend the Fish and 
Wildlife Act of 1956 to reauthorize the volunteer programs and 
community partnerships for the benefit of national wildlife refuges, 
and for other purposes; and H.R. 1384, the ``Wildlife Refuge System 
Conservation Semipostal Stamp Act of 2013''. Testimony was heard from 
Representative Dingell; Jim Kurth, Chief, National Wildlife Refuge 
System, Fish and Wildlife Service; and public witnesses.
LEGISLATIVE MEASURE; AND U.S.-MEXICO TRANSBOUNDARY HYDROCARBON 
AGREEMENT
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral 
Resources held a hearing on H.R. 1613, the ``Outer Continental Shelf 
Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreements Authorization Act''; and 
legislation regarding the U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Hydrocarbon 
Agreement and Steps Needed for Implementation. Testimony was heard from 
Tommy Beaudreau, Acting Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals 
Management, Department of Interior; Carlos Pascual, Special Envoy and 
Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, Department of State; and 
public witnesses.
OVERSIGHT OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S PROCUREMENT OF AMMUNITION
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on National 
Security held a hearing entitled ``Oversight of the Federal 
Government's Procurement of Ammunition''. Testimony was heard from Nick 
Nayak, Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security; 
Humberto Medina, Assistant Director, National Firearms and Tactical 
Training Unit, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of 
Homeland Security, Patrick P. O'Carroll, Jr., Inspector General, Office 
of the Inspector General Social Security Administration; and a public 
witness.
EXAMINING THE LACK OF TRANSPARENCY AND CONSUMER DRIVEN MARKET FORCES IN 
U.S. HEALTH CARE
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on Energy 
Policy, Health Care and Entitlements held a hearing entitled 
``Examining the Lack of Transparency and Consumer Driven Market Forces 
in U.S. Health Care''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
POLICY RELEVANT CLIMATE ISSUES IN CONTEXT
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Subcommittee on 
Environment held a hearing entitled ``Policy Relevant Climate Issues in 
Context''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
SMALL BUSINESS STEM WORKFORCE SHORTAGE AND IMMIGRATION REFORM
Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce 
held a hearing entitled ``Help Wanted: The Small Business STEM 
Workforce Shortage and Immigration Reform''. Testimony was heard from 
public witnesses.
IMPLEMENTING MAP-21
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on 
Highways and Transit held a hearing entitled ``Implementing MAP-21: The 
State and Local Perspective''. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity 
held a markup of the following legislation: H.R. 357, the ``GI Bill 
Tuition Fairness Act of 2013''; H.R. 562, the ``VRAP Extension Act of 
2013''; H.R. 631, the ``Servicemembers' Choice in Transition Act of 
2013''; H.R. 844, the ``VetSuccess Enhancement Act''; H.R. 1305, to 
amend title 38, United States Code, to provide clarification regarding 
eligibility for services under the Homeless Veterans Reintegration 
Program; H.R. 1316, to amend title 38, United States Code, to specify 
the responsibilities of the Directors and Assistant Directors of 
Veterans' Employment and Training; H.R. 1402, the ``Veterans Paralympic 
Act of 2013''; H.R. 1412, the ``Improving Job Opportunities for 
Veterans Act of 2013''; and H.R. 1453, the ``Work-Study for Student 
Veterans''. The following bills were forwarded, as amended: H.R. 357; 
H.R. 631; and H.R. 1316. The following bills were forwarded, without 
amendment: H.R. 562; H.R. 844; H.R. 1305; H.R. 1402; H.R. 1412; and 
H.R. 1453.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Disability Assistance 
and Memorial Affairs held a markup of the following legislation: H.R. 
569, the ``Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 
2013''; H.R. 570, the ``American Heroes COLA Act''; H.R. 671, the 
``Ruth Moore Act of 2013''; H.R. 894, to amend title 38, United States 
Code, to improve the supervision of fiduciaries of veterans under the 
laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; and H.R. 1405, 
to amend title 38,

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United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to 
include an appeals form in any notice of decision issued for the denial 
of a benefit sought. The following bills were forwarded, as amended: 
H.R. 671; and H.R. 1405. The following bills were forwarded, without 
amendment: H.R. 569; H.R. 570; and H.R. 894.
TAX REFORM AND RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE
Committee on Ways and Means: Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
``Tax Reform and Residential Real Estate''. Testimony was heard from 
Jane Gravelle, Senior Specialist in Economic Policy, Congressional 
Research Service.
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE OPERATIONS AND THE 2013 TAX RETURN FILING 
SEASON
Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Oversight held a hearing 
entitled ``Internal Revenue Service Operations and the 2013 Tax Return 
Filing Season''. Testimony was heard from Steven Miller, Acting 
Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service.
ONGOING INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Full Committee held a 
hearing entitled ``Ongoing Intelligence Activities''. This was a closed 
hearing.

Joint Meetings
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             COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  No meetings/hearings scheduled.


                                 House

  Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, 
Environment, and Related Agencies, hearing on the United States 
Forest Service Budget, 9:30 a.m., B-308 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA and Related 
Agencies, hearing on the Food and Drug Administration Budget, 10:30 
a.m., 2362-A Rayburn.
  Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Readiness, hearing 
entitled ``The Readiness Posture of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. 
Marine Corps'', 8 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, hearing entitled 
``Fiscal Year 2014 Army Modernization Programs'', 10:30 a.m., 2118 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations, hearing entitled ``Does HIPAA Help or Hinder Patient 
Care and Public Safety?'', 9 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and 
Emerging Threats; and Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, 
and Trade, hearing entitled ``Islamist Extremism in Chechnya: A 
Threat to the U.S. Homeland?'', 10:30 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Management Efficiency, hearing entitled ``Cutting DHS Duplication 
and Wasteful Spending: Implementing Private Sector Best Practices 
and Watchdog Recommendations'', 9 a.m., 311 Cannon.
  Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Public Lands and 
Environmental Regulation, hearing on H.R. 1169, ``Naval Air Station 
Fallon Housing and Safety Development Act''; H.R. 1299, the ``White 
Sands Missile Range Security Enhancement Act''; H.R. 1574, to amend 
the Dayton Aviation Heritage Preservation Act of 1992 to rename the 
site a park; H.R. 1673, the ``Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake 
Security Enhancement Act''; H.R. 1676, the ``Johnson Valley National 
Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area Establishment Act''; H.R. 1672, 
the ``Limestone Hills Training Area Withdrawal Act''; and H.R. 1691, 
the ``Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range Security Enhancement 
Act'', 10 a.m., 1334 Longworth.
  Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, hearing on H.R. 
1548, the ``Native American Energy Act'', 11 a.m., 1324 Longworth.
  Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on 
Energy; and Subcommittee on Environment, hearing entitled ``A Review 
of Federal Hydraulic Fracturing Research Activities'', 9:30 a.m., 
2318 Rayburn.
  Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Social Security, 
hearing entitled ``Challenges Facing the Next Commissioner of Social 
Security'', 9:30 a.m., B-318 Rayburn.



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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                     11:30 a.m., Friday, April 26 

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Friday: Senate will meet in pro forma session.
    

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                       10 a.m., Friday, April 26 

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Friday: Complete consideration of H.R. 527--Responsible 
Helium Administration and Stewardship Act.
_______________________________________________________________________


            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Alexander, Rodney, La.,E544
Bachus, Spencer, Ala., E545
Bishop, Rob, Utah, E543
Blackburn, Marsha, Tenn., E548
Bordallo, Madeleine Z., Guam, E552
Coffman, Mike, Colo., E555
Courtney, Joe, Conn., E555
Dent, Charles W., Pa., E545
Duncan, John J., Tenn., E550
Engel, Eliot L., N.Y., E545
Faleomavaega, Eni F.H., American Samoa, E552
Fitzpatrick, Michael G., Pa., E551, E552
Frelinghuysen, Rodney P., N.J., E549
Gingrey, Phil, Ga., E547, E548, E549
Goodlatte, Bob, Va., E554
Graves, Sam, Mo., E550, E551
Honda, Michael M., Calif., E545
Jackson Lee, Sheila, Tex., E544, E546
Jones, Walter B., N.C., E547, E556
Jordan, Jim, Ohio, E546, E547
Latham, Tom, Iowa, E543, E553, E554, E555, E556, E557
Lee, Barbara, Calif., E548
Loebsack, David, Iowa, E553
Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E551
Meehan, Patrick, Pa., E547
Pallone, Frank, Jr., N.J., E547, E556
Posey, Bill, Fla., E554
Rogers, Mike, Ala., E553
Roybal-Allard, Lucille, Calif., E553, E555
Sarbanes, John P., Md., E544
Slaughter, Louise McIntosh, N.Y., E548
Smith, Adrian, Nebr., E550
Stivers, Steve, Ohio, E551
Van Hollen, Chris, Md., E543
Wolf, Frank R., Va., E551 



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