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                                             Friday, April 26, 2013

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
  Senate met at 11:30:26 a.m. in pro forma session, and adjourned at 
12:00:46 p.m. until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.



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Committee Meetings
  No committee meetings were held.



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Daily Digest/House of Representatives



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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 57 public bills, H.R. 1764-
1820; and 13 resolutions, H.J. Res. 42; H. Con. Res. 36; and H. Res. 
185-195 were introduced.
  Pages H2390-96
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H2396-97
Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Hultgren to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H2355
Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by 
voice vote.
  Page H2377
Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act: The House passed 
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, by a yea-and-nay vote of 394 yeas to 1 nay, Roll 
No. 128. Consideration of the measure began yesterday, April 25th. 
                                               Pages H2357-64, H2374-77
  Rejected the Schneider motion to recommit the bill to the Committee 
on Natural Resources with instructions to report the same back to the 
House forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 186 ayes to 
211 noes, Roll No. 127.
Pages H2375-76
  Pursuant to the rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute 
consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-9 shall be 
considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the 
five-minute rule, in lieu of the amendment in the nature of a 
substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now 
printed in the bill.
Page H2357
Agreed to:
  Collins (GA) amendment (No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 113-47) that 
ensures that excess funds are used to reduce the annual Federal budget 
deficit;
Pages H2360-61
  Holt amendment (No. 3 printed in H. Rept. 113-47) that considers the 
long-term future of the Federal Helium Reserve by requiring an 
assessment of how closing the Federal Helium Reserve could influence 
helium availability, including options for insuring a reliable helium 
supply in coming decades; and
Pages H2363-64
  Thornberry amendment (No. 4 printed in H. Rept. 113-47) that affirms 
the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to allow private 
entities to connect to and store helium in the Federal Helium Reserve 
for an appropriate fee.
Page H2364
Rejected:
  Dent amendment (No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 113-47) that sought to 
ensure the continued supply of helium for end users while requiring the 
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to honor existing contracts for the 
supply and delivery of helium; and affirm that the Federal government 
would honor existing contracts that are set to expire October 1, 2015 
(by a recorded vote of 87 ayes to 312 noes, Roll No. 126). 
                                                  Pages H2361-63, H2374
  H. Res. 178, the rule providing for consideration of the bill, was 
agreed to yesterday, April 25th.
Clerk Designation: Read a letter from the Clerk wherein she designated 
Robert Reeves, Deputy

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Clerk, to sign any and all papers and do all other acts in case of her 
temporary absence or disability.
  Page H2364
Suspension: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measure:
  Providing the Secretary of Transportation with the flexibility to 
transfer certain funds to prevent reduced operations and staffing of 
the Federal Aviation Administration: H.R. 1765, to provide the 
Secretary of Transportation with the flexibility to transfer certain 
funds to prevent reduced operations and staffing of the Federal 
Aviation Administration, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 361 yeas to 41 
nays, Roll No. 125.
  Pages H2364-74
  Agreed by unanimous consent that in the engrossment of H.R. 1765, the 
Clerk strike ``account'' on page 2, line 14, and insert ``accounts''. 
                                                             Page H2379
Meeting Hour: Agreed that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to 
meet at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2013; and that the order of the 
House of January 3, 2013, regarding morning hour debate, not apply on 
that day.
  Page H2377
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page 
H2357.
Senate Referral: S. 853 was held at the desk.
  Page H2357
Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes and two recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H2373, 
H2374, H2375-76 and H2376-77. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 2:50 p.m.



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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings



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Committee Meetings
APPROPRIATIONS--UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE BUDGET
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and 
Related Agencies held a hearing on the United States Forest Service 
Budget. Testimony was heard from Tom Tidwell, Chief, United States 
Forest Service.
APPROPRIATIONS--FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION BUDGET
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural 
Development, FDA and Related Agencies held a hearing on the Food and 
Drug Administration Budget. Testimony was heard from the following 
Department of Health and Human Services officials: Margaret Hamburg, 
M.D., Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration; James Tyler, Chief 
Financial Officer, Food and Drug Administration; and Norris W. Cochran, 
Deputy Assistant Secretary.
READINESS POSTURE OF THE U.S. NAVY AND THE U.S. MARINE CORPS
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Readiness held a hearing 
entitled ``The Readiness Posture of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine 
Corps''. Testimony was heard from Vice Admiral William R. Burke USN, 
Deputy Chief of Naval Operations Warfare Systems (N9), U.S. Navy; Vice 
Admiral Philip Hart Cullom, USN, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for 
Fleet Readiness and Logistics (N4), U.S. Navy; Lieutenant General 
William M. Faulkner, USMC, Deputy Commandant Installations and 
Logistics, U.S. Marine Corps; and Lieutenant General Richard T. Tryon, 
USMC, Deputy Commandant Plans Policies and Operations, U.S. Marine 
Corps.
FISCAL YEAR 2014 ARMY MODERNIZATION PROGRAMS
Committee on Armed Services:  Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land 
Forces held a hearing entitled ``Fiscal Year 2014 Army Modernization 
Programs''. Testimony was heard from Lieutenant General James O. 
Barclay III, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, Department of Defense; and 
Lieutenant General William N. Phillips, Military Deputy to the 
Assistant Secretary of the Army.
DOES HIPAA HELP OR HINDER PATIENT CARE AND PUBLIC SAFETY
Committee on Energy and Commerce:  Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Does HIPAA Help or Hinder 
Patient Care and Public Safety?''. Testimony was heard from Leon 
Rodriguez, Office for Civil Rights, Department of Health and Human 
Services; and public witnesses.
ISLAMIST EXTREMISM IN CHECHNYA: A THREAT TO THE U.S. HOMELAND?
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and 
Emerging Threats; and Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and 
Trade held a joint hearing entitled ``Islamist Extremism in Chechnya: A 
Threat to the U.S. Homeland?''. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.
CUTTING DHS DUPLICATION AND WASTEFUL SPENDING: IMPLEMENTING PRIVATE 
SECTOR BEST PRACTICES AND WATCHDOG RECOMMENDATIONS
Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Management Efficiency held a hearing entitled ``Cutting DHS Duplication 
and Wasteful Spending: Implementing Private Sector Best Practices and 
Watchdog Recommendations''. Testimony

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was heard from Cathleen Berrick, Managing Director, Homeland Security 
and Justice Issues, Government Accountability Office; Anne Richards, 
Assistant Inspector General for Audits, Office of Inspector General, 
Department of Homeland Security; and public witnesses.
LEGISLATIVE MEASURES
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Public Lands and 
Environmental Regulation held a 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''. 
Testimony was heard from Representatives Amodei, McCarthy, Cook, and 
Daines; Ned Farquhar, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals 
Management, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; 
Roger Natsuhara, Acting Assistant Secretary to the Navy, Energy, 
Installations and Environment; Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary 
of the Army, Installation, Energy and the Environment; and a public 
witness.
LEGISLATIVE MEASURE
Committee on Natural Resources:  Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska 
Native Affairs held a hearing on H.R. 1548, the ``Native American 
Energy Act''. Testimony was heard from Michael Black, Director, Bureau 
of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior.
REVIEW OF FEDERAL HYDRAULIC FRACTURING RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology:  Subcommittee on Energy; 
and Subcommittee on Environment held a joint hearing entitled ``A 
Review of Federal Hydraulic Fracturing Research Activities''. Testimony 
was heard from Kevin Teichman, Senior Advisor, Office of Research and 
Development, Environmental Protection Agency; Guido DeHoratiis, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Oil and Gas (Acting), Office of Fossil Energy, 
Department of Energy; David P. Russ, Regional Director, Northeast 
Region, Geological Survey, Department of Interior; and public 
witnesses.
CHALLENGES FACING THE NEXT COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY
Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Social Security held a 
hearing entitled ``Challenges Facing the Next Commissioner of Social 
Security''. Testimony was heard from Patrick P. O'Carroll, Jr., 
Inspector General, Social Security Administration; and Daniel Bertoni, 
Director, Education, Workforce, and Income Security, Government 
Accountability Office.

Joint Meetings
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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2013-04-30



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                    COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY,

                             APRIL 30, 2013

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  No meetings/hearings scheduled.


                                 House

  No hearings are scheduled.



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Daily Digest/Next Meeting of the SENATE + Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES + Other End Matter



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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                       10 a.m., Tuesday, April 30

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

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                        2 p.m., Tuesday April 30

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Tuesday: The House will meet in pro forma session at 2 p.m.
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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Barr, Andy, Ky., E567
Bass, Karen, Calif., E574
Bilirakis, Gus M., Fla., E563
Bishop, Sanford D., Jr., Ga., E574
Braley, Bruce L., Iowa, E561, E569, E578, E579
Butterfield, G.K., N.C., E565, E576
Clarke, Yvette D., N.Y., E577
Conaway, K. Michael, Tex., E572
Costa, Jim, Calif., E573
Courtney, Joe, Conn., E561, E579
Crowley, Joseph, N.Y., E560
Daines, Steve, Mont., E567
Davis, Rodney, Ill., E565
Esty, Elizabeth H., Conn., E570
Farr, Sam, Calif., E564
Fincher, Stephen Lee, Tenn., E566
Fitzpatrick, Michael G., Pa., E563
Foster, Bill, Ill., E571
Gallego, Pete P., Tex., E571
Garrett, Scott, N.J., E562
Gosar, Paul A., Ariz., E568
Graves, Tom, Ga., E568
Grayson, Alan, Fla., E572
Green, Al, Tex., E560
Griffith, H. Morgan, Va., E568, E569
Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E577
Hensarling, Jeb, Tex., E564
Hinojosa, Ruben, Tex., E570
Honda, Michael M., Calif., E559, E569
Jackson Lee, Sheila, Tex., E575
Keating, William R., Mass., E577
Kind, Ron, Wisc., E564
Langevin, James R., R.I., E571
Lee, Barbara, Calif., E570
Levin, Sander M., Mich., E560
Lipinski, Daniel, Ill., E562, E563
Long, Billy, Mo., E563
Lowey, Nita M., N.Y., E561
McGovern, James P., Mass., E566
McNerney, Jerry, Calif., E567
Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E559, E560, E561
Marchant, Kenny, Tex., E574, E577
Marino, Tom, Pa., E562
Meehan, Patrick, Pa., E569
Negrete McLeod, Gloria, Calif., E568, E574
Norton, Eleanor Holmes, D.C., E572
Pallone, Frank, Jr., N.J., E563
Peters, Gary C., Mich., E565, E578
Poe, Ted, Tex., E567
Posey, Bill, Fla., E576, E577
Rangel, Charles B., N.Y., E570, E573, E575, E578
Rokita, Todd, Ind., E567
Rothfus, Keith J, Fla., E562
Ruppersberger, C.A. Dutch, Md., E562
Sanchez, Loretta, Calif., E571, E572, E578
Vela, Filemon, Tex., E568
Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E559
Young, C.W. Bill, Fla., E564, E566 



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