EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATIONS, ETC.
(House of Representatives - April 26, 2013)

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                     EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATIONS, ETC.

  Under clause 2 of rule XIV, executive communications were taken from 
the Speaker's table and referred as follows:

       1310. A letter from the Board Chair and CEO, Farm Credit 
     Administration, transmitting the Administration's final rule 
     -- Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, 
     and Funding Operations; Accounting and Reporting 
     Requirements; Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation 
     Funding and Fiscal Affairs; GAAP References and other 
     Conforming Amendments (RIN: 3052-AC75) received April 17, 
     2013, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on 
     Agriculture.
       1311. A letter from the Acting Under Secretary, Department 
     of Defense, transmitting a letter authorizing Brigadier 
     General Lewis A. Craparotta, United States Marine Corps, to 
     wear the insignia of the grade of major general; to the 
     Committee on Armed Services.
       1312. A letter from the Acting Under Secretary, Department 
     of Defense, transmitting a letter regarding the department's 
     intentions to continue to expand the role of women in the 
     Army and Marine Corps; to the Committee on Armed Services.
       1313. A letter from the Assistant, Board of Governors of 
     the Federal Reserve Bank, transmitting the System's final 
     rule -- Definitions of ``Predominantly Engaged In Financial 
     Activities'' and ''Significant'' Nonbank Financial Company 
     and Bank Holding Company [Regulation PP; Docket No. R-1405] 
     received April 22, 2013, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); 
     to the Committee on Financial Services.
       1314. A letter from the Deputy Associate Director for 
     External Affairs, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 
     transmitting the Bureau's Consumer Response Annual Report for 
     2012; to the Committee on Financial Services.
       1315. A letter from the Assistant Director for the Office 
     of Older Americans, Consumer Financial Protections Bureau, 
     transmitting a Report on Senior Designations for Financial 
     Advisors; to the Committee on Financial Services.
       1316. A letter from the Chief Counsel, FEMA, Department of 
     Homeland Security, transmitting the Department's final rule 
     -- Final Flood Elevation Determinations [Docket ID: FEMA-
     2013-0002] received April 17, 2013, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
     801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Financial Services.
       1317. A letter from the Secretary, Department of Health and 
     Human Services, transmitting the FY 2012 annual report on 
     mining activities as required by the Mine Improvement and New 
     Emergency Response Act of 2006; to the Committee on Education 
     and the Workforce.
       1318. A letter from the Assistant General Counsel for 
     Legislation, Regulation and Energy Efficiency, Department of 
     Energy, transmitting the Department's ``Major'' final rule -- 
     Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards 
     for Distribution Transformers [Docket No.: EERE-2010-BT-STD-
     0048] (RIN: 1904-AC04) received April 24, 2013, pursuant to 5 
     U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
       1319. A letter from the Director, Regulatory Management 
     Division, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the 
     Administration's final rule -- Geologic Sequestration of 
     Carbon Dioxide: Draft Underground Injection Control (UIC) 
     Program Class VI Well Plugging, Post Injection Site Care, and 
     Site Closure Guidance received April 26, 2013, pursuant to 5 
     U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
       1320. A letter from the Director, Office of Congressional 
     Affairs, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, transmitting the 
     Commission's final rule -Evaluations of Explosions Postulated 
     to Occur at Nearby Facilities and on Transportation Routes 
     Near Nuclear Power Plants (Regulatory Guide 1.91) received 
     April 24, 2013, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the 
     Committee on Energy and Commerce.
       1321. A letter from the Acting Assistant Secretary, 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting 
     consistent with the Authorization for Use of Military Force 
     Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-243), the 
     Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against Iraq 
     Resolution of 1991 (Pub. L. 102-1), and in order to keep the 
     Congress fully informed, a report prepared by the Department 
     of State for the December 22, 2012 -- February 19, 2013 
     reporting period including matters relating to post-
     liberation Iraq, pursuant to Public Law 107-243, section 4(a) 
     (116 Stat. 1501); to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
       1322. A letter from the Assistant Secretary, Department of 
     Defense, transmitting report on proposed obligations for the 
     Cooperative Threat Reduction; to the Committee on Foreign 
     Affairs.
       1323. A letter from the Acting Assistant Secretary, 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting a 
     report on progress toward a negotiated solution of the Cyprus 
     question covering the period December 1, 2012 through January 
     31, 2013; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
       1324. A letter from the Acting Assistant Secretary, 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting a 
     report concerning methods employed by the Government of Cuba 
     to comply with the United States-Cuba September 1994 ``Joint 
     Communique'' and the treatment by the Government of Cuba of 
     persons returned to Cuba in accordance with the United 
     States-Cuba May 1995 ``Joint Statement'', together known as 
     the Migration Accords; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
       1325. A letter from the Assistant Legal Advisor for Treaty 
     Affairs, Department of State, transmitting report prepared by 
     the Department of State concerning international agreements 
     other than treaties entered into by the United States to be 
     transmitted to the Congress within the sixty-day period 
     specified in the Case-Zablocki Act; to the Committee on 
     Foreign Affairs.
       1326. A letter from the Acting Assistant Secretary, 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting a 
     letter regarding actions under the Iran Sanctions Act; to the 
     Committee on Foreign Affairs.
       1327. A letter from the Acting Assistant Secretary, 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting the 
     Department's final rule -- Amendment to the International 
     Traffic in Arms Regulations: Initial Implementation of Export 
     Control Reform (RIN: 1400-AD37) received April 18, 2013, 
     pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on 
     Foreign Affairs.
       1328. A letter from the Secretary, Department of the 
     Treasury, transmitting as required by section 401(c) of the 
     National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. 1641(c), and section 
     204(c) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, 50 
     U.S.C. 1703(c), and pursuant to Executive Order 13313 of July 
     31, 2003, a six-month periodic report on the national 
     emergency with respect to the stabilization of Iraq that was 
     declared in Executive Order 13303 of May 22, 2003; to the 
     Committee on Foreign Affairs.
       1329. A letter from the Human Resources Specialist, 
     Department of Defense, transmitting three reports pursuant to 
     the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998; to the Committee on 
     Oversight and Government Reform.
       1330. A letter from the Director, Office of Diversity 
     Management and Equal Opportunity, Department of Defense, 
     transmitting the Department's annual report for FY 2012 
     prepared in accordance with Section 203 of the Notification 
     and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act 
     of 2002 (No FEAR Act), Public Law 107-174; to the Committee 
     on Oversight and Government Reform.
       1331. A letter from the Human Resources Specialist, 
     Department of the Navy, transmitting a report pursuant to the 
     Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998; to the Committee on 
     Oversight and Government Reform.
       1332. A letter from the Director, Office of Human 
     Resources, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting 
     eight reports pursuant to the Federal Vacancies Reform Act

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     of 1998; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
       1333. A letter from the Diversity and Inclusion Programs 
     Director, Federal Reserve System, transmitting the ninth 
     annual report pursuant to Section 203(a) of the No FEAR Act, 
     Pub. L. 107-174, for fiscal year 2012; to the Committee on 
     Oversight and Government Reform.
       1334. A letter from the President, Inter-American 
     Foundation, transmitting the Foundation's annual report for 
     FY 2012 prepared in accordance with Title II of the 
     Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and 
     Retaliation Act of 2002 (No FEAR Act), Public Law 107-174; to 
     the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
       1335. A letter from the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney 
     General, Department of Justice, transmitting the report on 
     the administration of the Foreign Agents Registration Act 
     covering the six months ending June 30, 2012, pursuant to 22 
     U.S.C. 621; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
       1336. A letter from the Director, Administrative Office of 
     the United States Courts, transmitting the Office's report 
     entitled, ``Executive Summary of the 2012 Annual Report of 
     the Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. 
     Courts''; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
       1337. A letter from the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney 
     General, Department of Justice, transmitting a follow up 
     letter on a challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act; to the 
     Committee on the Judiciary.
       1338. A letter from the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney 
     General, Department of Justice, transmitting a report 
     entitled, ``Debt Collection Recovery Activities of the 
     Department of Justice for Debts Referred to the Department 
     for Collection Annual Report for 2012''; to the Committee on 
     the Judiciary.
       1339. A letter from the Assistant Secretary for Employment 
     and Training, Department of Labor, transmitting the 
     Department's ``Major'' final rule -- Wage Methodology for the 
     Temporary Non-Agricultural Employment H-2B Program, Part 2 
     (RIN: 1205-AB69) received April 23, 2013, pursuant to 5 
     U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on the Judiciary.
       1340. A letter from the Acting Assistant Secretary, 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting the 
     Department's final rule -- Visas: Documentation of Immigrants 
     Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, as Amended (RIN: 
     1400-AD39) received April 22, 2013, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
     801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on the Judiciary.
       1341. A letter from the Director, Office of National Drug 
     Control Policy, transmitting High Intensity Drug Trafficking 
     Areas (HIDTA) Program Report to Congress; to the Committee on 
     the Judiciary.
       1342. A letter from the Attorney-Advisor, Department of 
     Homeland Security, transmitting the Department's final rule 
     -- Safety Zone for Ice Conditions; Baltimore Capitan of the 
     Port Zone [Docket No.: USCG-2012-0986] (RIN: 1625-AA00) 
     received April 18, 2013, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); 
     to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
       1343. A letter from the Attorney-Advisor, Department of 
     Homeland Security, transmitting the Department's final rule 
     -- Anchorages; Lower Mississippi River, Above Head of Passes, 
     Convent, LA and Point Pleasant, LA [Docket No.: USCG-2012-
     0103] (RIN: 1625-AA01) received April 18, 2013, pursuant to 5 
     U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Transportation and 
     Infrastructure.
       1344. A letter from the Attorney-Advisor, Department of 
     Homeland Security, transmitting the Department's final rule 
     -- Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Champlain, Swanton, 
     VT [Docket No.: USCG-2012-0918] (RIN: 1625-AA09) received 
     April 18, 2013, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the 
     Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
       1345. A letter from the Attorney-Advisor, Department of 
     Homeland Security, transmitting the Department's final rule 
     -- Safety Zone, Change to Enforcement Period, Patapsco River, 
     Northwest and Inner Harbors; Baltimore, MD [Docket No.: USCG-
     2012-1075] (RIN: 1625-AA00) received April 18, 2013, pursuant 
     to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Transportation 
     and Infrastructure.
       1346. A letter from the Attorney-Advisor, Department of 
     Homeland Security, transmitting the Department's final rule 
     -- Safety Zone; MODU KULLUK; Kuluida Bay, Kodiak Island, AK 
     to Captains Bay, Unalaska Island, AK [Docket No.: USCG-2013-
     0091] (RIN: 1625-AA00) received April 18, 2013, pursuant to 5 
     U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Transportation and 
     Infrastructure.
       1347. A letter from the Attorney, Department of Homeland 
     Security, transmitting the Department's final rule -- 
     Implementation of MARPOL Annex V Amendments [Docket No.: 
     USCG-2012-1049] (RIN: 1625-AB97) received April 18, 2013, 
     pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on 
     Transportation and Infrastructure.
       1348. A letter from the Attorney-Advisor, Department of 
     Homeland Security, transmitting the Department's final rule 
     -- Marine Vapor Control Systems [USCG-1999-5150] (RIN: 1625-
     AB37) received April 18, 2013, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
     801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Transportation and 
     Infrastructure.
       1349. A letter from the Attorney-Advisor, Department of 
     Homeland Security, transmitting the Department's final rule 
     -- Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Haven Harbor, 
     Quinninpiac and Mill Rivers, CT [Docket No.: USCG-2009-1021] 
     (RIN: 1625-AA09) received April 18, 2013, pursuant to 5 
     U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Transportation and 
     Infrastructure.
       1350. A letter from the Regulatory Ombudsman, Department of 
     Transportation, transmitting the Department's final rule -- 
     Transportation of Agricultural Commodities [Docket No.: 
     FMCSA-2012-0378] (RIN: 2126-AB58) received April 26, 2013, 
     pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on 
     Transportation and Infrastructure.
       1351. A letter from the Secretary, Department of Health and 
     Human Services, transmitting the Department's FY 2010 annual 
     report on the Child Support Enforcement Program; to the 
     Committee on Ways and Means.
       1352. A letter from the Chief, Publications and 
     Regulations, Internal Revenue Service, transmitting the 
     Service's final rule -- Applicable Federal Rates -- May 2013 
     (Rev. Rul. 2013-11) received April 23, 2013, pursuant to 5 
     U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Ways and Means.
       1353. A letter from the Acting Under Secretary, Department 
     of Defense, transmitting the annual report on the National 
     Security Education Program (NSEP) for 2012, pursuant to 50 
     U.S.C. 1906; jointly to the Committees on Intelligence 
     (Permanent Select) and Education and the Workforce.
       1354. A letter from the Acting Assistant Secretary, 
     Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting a 
     report entitled ``Report to Congress on Iran-Related 
     Multilateral Sanctions Regime Efforts'' covering the period 
     from August 17, 2012 to February 16, 2013; jointly to the 
     Committees on Foreign Affairs, Financial Services, and Ways 
     and Means.
       1355. A letter from the Board Members, Railroad Retirement 
     Board, transmitting Congressional Justification of Budget 
     Estimates for Fiscal Year 2014, including the Performance 
     Plan, pursuant to 45 U.S.C. 231f(f); jointly to the 
     Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, Ways and 
     Means, and Appropriations.

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