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Daily Digest/Senate



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                                           Wednesday, June 12, 2013

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S4351-S4434
Measures Introduced: Fourteen bills and two resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 1142-1155, and S. Res. 168-169. 
                                                         Pages S4405-06
Measures Passed:
  National Aphasia Awareness Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 168, 
designating June 2013 as ``National Aphasia Awareness Month'' and 
supporting efforts to increase awareness of aphasia.
  Page S4432
  National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month: Senate 
agreed to S. Res. 169, designating the month of June 2013 as ``National 
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month''.
  Page S4432
Measures Considered:
Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization 
Act--Agreement: Senate continued consideration of S. 744, to provide 
for comprehensive immigration reform, taking action on the following 
amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S4359-S4400
Pending:
  Leahy/Hatch Amendment No. 1183, to encourage and facilitate 
international participation in the performing arts.
Page S4359
  Grassley/Blunt Amendment No. 1195, to prohibit the granting of 
registered provisional immigrant status until the Secretary has 
maintained effective control of the borders for 6 months.
Page S4359
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the bill at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 
13, 2013.
Page S4432
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act Papers Returned--
Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the 
Committee on Appropriations be discharged from further consideration of 
H.R. 2217, making appropriations for the Department of Homeland 
Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014; that the papers 
with respect to the bill be returned to the House of Representatives, 
as requested by the House; that when the bill is received back in the 
Senate, it be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with no 
intervening action or debate.
  Page S4432
Nomination Received: Senate received the following nomination:
  1 Army nomination in the rank of general.
Page S4434
Messages from the House:
  Page S4403
Measures Referred:
  Page S4403
Measures Placed on the Calendar:
  Page S4404
Executive Communications:
  Pages S4404-05
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S4406-07
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S4407-10
Additional Statements:
  Pages S4402-03
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S4410-31
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S4431-32
Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S4432
Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 7:02 p.m., 
until 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2013. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S4432.)



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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings



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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
VOLUNTARY MILITARY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Department of Defense 
concluded a hearing to examine voluntary military education programs, 
after receiving testimony from Frederick Vollrath, Assistant Secretary 
of Defense for Readiness and Force Management; and Terry W.

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Hartle, American Council on Education, Steve Gunderson, Association of 
Private Sector Colleges and Universities, James Selbe, University of 
Maryland University College, and Christopher Neiweem, all of 
Washington, D.C.
CYBERSECURITY
Committee on Appropriations: Committee concluded an open hearing and 
closed briefing on cybersecurity, focusing on preparing for and 
responding to the enduring threat, after receiving testimony from 
General Keith B. Alexander, Commander, United States Cyber Command, 
Director, National Security Agency, Chief, Central Security Service, 
Department of Defense; Rand Beers, Acting Deputy Secretary of Homeland 
Security; Patrick D. Gallagher, Under Secretary of Commerce for 
Standards and Technology; and Richard A. McFeely, Executive Assistant 
Director, Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch, Federal 
Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice.
AUTHORIZATION: DEFENSE
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on SeaPower met in closed 
session and approved for full committee consideration those provisions 
which fall under the subcommittee's jurisdiction of the proposed 
National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2014.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Armed Services: Committee began consideration of the 
proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2014, but 
did not complete action thereon, and will meet again on Thursday, June 
13, 2013.
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE BUDGET
Committee on the Budget: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the 
President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2014 for the 
Department of Defense, after receiving testimony from Chuck Hagel, 
Secretary, General Martin E. Dempsey, USA, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of 
Staff, and Robert F. Hale, Under Secretary (Comptroller), all of the 
Department of Defense.
NOMINATION
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee 
concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of Howard A. Shelanski, 
of Pennsylvania, to be Administrator of the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, after the nominee 
testified and answered questions in his own behalf.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee ordered 
favorably reported S. 1094, to amend the Elementary and Secondary 
Education Act of 1965, with amendments.
NOMINATION
Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
the nomination of Yvette Roubideaux, of Maryland, to be Director of the 
Indian Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services, after 
the nominee testified and answered questions in her own behalf.
NOMINATION
Committee on Rules and Administration: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine the nomination of Davita Vance-Cooks, of Virginia, to be Public 
Printer, Government Printing Office, after the nominee, who was 
introduced by Senators Warner and King, testified and answered 
questions in her own behalf.
PENDING BENEFITS LEGISLATION
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine S. 6, to reauthorize the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, to 
provide assistance to small businesses owned by veterans, to improve 
enforcement of employment and reemployment rights of members of the 
uniformed services, S. 200, to amend title 38, United States Code, to 
authorize the interment in national cemeteries under the control of the 
National Cemetery Administration of individuals who served in combat 
support of the Armed Forces in the Kingdom of Laos between February 28, 
1961, and May 15, 1975, S. 257, to amend title 38, United States Code, 
to require courses of education provided by public institutions of 
higher education that are approved for purposes of the educational 
assistance programs administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs 
to charge veterans tuition and fees at the in-State tuition rate, S. 
262, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide equity for 
tuition and fees for individuals entitled to educational assistance 
under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department of 
Veterans Affairs who are pursuing programs of education at institutions 
of higher learning, S. 294, to amend title 38, United States Code, to 
improve the disability compensation evaluation procedure of the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs for veterans with mental health 
conditions related to military sexual trauma, S. 373, to amend titles 
10, 32, 37, and 38 of the United States Code, to add a definition of 
spouse for purposes of military personnel policies and military and 
veteran benefits that recognizes new State definitions of spouse, S. 
430, to amend title 38, United States Code, to enhance treatment of 
certain small business concerns for purposes of Department of Veterans 
Affairs contracting goals and preferences, S. 492, to amend title 38, 
United States Code, to require States to recognize the military 
experience of veterans when issuing licenses and credentials to 
veterans, S. 495, to amend

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title 38, United States Code, to require Federal agencies to hire 
veterans, to require States to recognize the military experience of 
veterans when issuing licenses and credentials to veterans, S. 514, to 
amend title 38, United States Code, to provide additional educational 
assistance under Post-9/11 Educational Assistance to veterans pursuing 
a degree in science, technology, engineering, math, or an area that 
leads to employment in a high-demand occupation, S. 515, to amend title 
38, United States Code, to extend the Yellow Ribbon G.I. Education 
Enhancement Program to cover recipients of Marine Gunnery Sergeant John 
David Fry scholarship, S. 572, to amend title 38, United States Code, 
to clarify the conditions under which certain persons may be treated as 
adjudicated mentally incompetent for certain purposes, S. 629, to amend 
title 38, United States Code, to recognize the service in the reserve 
components of the Armed Forces of certain persons by honoring them with 
status as veterans under law, S. 674, to require prompt responses from 
the heads of covered Federal agencies when the Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs requests information necessary to adjudicate claims for 
benefits under laws administered by the Secretary, S. 690, to amend 
title 38, United States Code, to deem certain service in the organized 
military forces of the Government of the Commonwealth of the 
Philippines and the Philippine Scouts to have been active service for 
purposes of benefits under programs administered by the Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs, S. 695, to amend title 38, United States Code, to 
extend the authorization of appropriations for the Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs to pay a monthly assistance allowance to disabled 
veterans training or competing for the Paralympic Team and the 
authorization of appropriations for the Secretary of Veterans Affairs 
to provide assistance to United States Paralympics, Inc., S. 705, to 
amend title 36, United States Code, to ensure that memorials 
commemorating the service of the United States Armed Forces may contain 
religious symbols, S. 735, to amend title 38, United States Code, to 
improve benefits and assistance provided to surviving spouses of 
veterans under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, 
S. 748, to amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary 
of Veterans Affairs to consider the resources of individuals applying 
for pension that were recently disposed of by the individuals for less 
than fair market value when determining the eligibility of such 
individuals for such pension, S. 778, to authorize the Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs to issue cards to veterans that identify them as 
veterans, S. 819, to amend title 38, United States Code, to require a 
program of mental health care and rehabilitation for veterans for 
service-related post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety 
disorder, or a related substance use disorder, S. 863, to amend title 
38, United States Code, to repeal time limitations on the eligibility 
for use of educational assistance under All-Volunteer Force Educational 
Assistance Program, to improve veterans education outreach, S. 868, to 
require the Secretary of Defense to establish a process to determine 
whether individuals claiming certain service in the Philippines during 
World War II are eligible for certain benefits despite not being on the 
Missouri List, S. 889, to amend title 10, United States Code, to 
improve the Transition Assistance Program of the Department of Defense, 
S. 893, to provide for an increase, effective December 1, 2013, in the 
rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities 
and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the 
survivors of certain disabled veterans, S. 894, to amend title 38, 
United States Code, to extend expiring authority for work-study 
allowances for individuals who are pursuing programs of rehabilitation, 
education, or training under laws administered by the Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs, to expand such authority to certain outreach services 
provided through congressional offices, S. 922, to require the 
Secretary of Labor to carry out a pilot program on providing wage 
subsidies to employers who employ certain veterans and members of the 
Armed Forces and require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out 
a pilot program on providing career transition services to young 
veterans, S. 927, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry 
out a demonstration project to assess the feasibility and advisability 
of using State and local government agencies and nonprofit 
organizations to increase awareness of benefits and services for 
veterans and to improve coordination of outreach activities relating to 
such benefits and services, S. 928, to amend title 38, United States 
Code, to improve the processing of claims for compensation under laws 
administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, S. 930, to amend 
title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs, in cases of overpayments of educational assistance under Post-
9/11 Educational Assistance, to deduct amounts for repayment from the 
last months of educational assistance entitlement, S. 932, to amend 
title 38, United States Code, to provide for advance appropriations for 
certain discretionary accounts of the Department of Veterans Affairs S. 
935, to amend title 38, United States Code, to prohibit the Secretary 
of Veterans Affairs from requesting additional medical examinations of 
veterans who have submitted sufficient medical evidence provided by 
non-Department medical professionals and to improve the efficiency of 
processing certain claims for disability compensation by veterans, S. 
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Code, to allow certain veterans to use educational assistance provided 
by the Department of Veterans Affairs for franchise training, S. 939, 
to amend title 38, United States Code, to treat certain misfiled 
documents as motions for reconsideration of decisions by the Board of 
Veterans' Appeals, S. 944, to amend title 38, United States Code, to 
require courses of education provided by public institutions of higher 
education that are approved for purposes of the All-Volunteer Force 
Educational Assistance Program and Post-9/11 Educational Assistance to 
charge veterans tuition and fees at the in-State tuition rate, S. 1039, 
to amend title 38, United States Code, to expand the Marine Gunnery 
Sergeant John David Fry scholarship to include spouses of members of 
the Armed Forces who die in the line of duty, S. 1042, to authorize the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide support to university law 
school programs that are designed to provide legal assistance to 
veterans, and S. 1058, to amend title 38, United States Code, to 
authorize per diem payments under comprehensive service programs for 
homeless veterans to furnish care to dependents of homeless veterans, 
after receiving testimony from Senators Schatz, Murkowski, Franken, 
Wyden, Merkley, and Shaheen; Curtis L.Coy, Deputy Under Secretary for 
Economic Opportunity, Thomas Murphy, Director, Compensation Service, 
Richard Hipolit, Assistant General Counsel, and John Brizzi, Deputy 
Assistant General Counsel, all of the Veterans Benefits Administration, 
Department of Veterans Affairs; Jeffrey C. Hall, Disabled American 
Veterans, Ian de Planque, The American Legion, and Ryan M. Gallucci, 
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, all of Washington, D.C.; 
and Colonel Robert F. Norton, USA (Ret.), Military Officers Association 
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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 19 public bills, H.R.2327-
2345; and 3 resolutions, H. Res. 257-259 were introduced. 
                                                         Pages H3355-56
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H3357-58
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 634, to provide end user exemptions from certain provisions of 
the Commodity Exchange Act and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and 
for other purposes (H. Rept. 113-105, Pt. 1);
  H.R. 634, to provide end user exemptions from certain provisions of 
the Commodity Exchange Act and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and 
for other purposes (H. Rept. 113-105, Pt. 2);
  H.R. 742, to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the 
Commodity Exchange Act to repeal the indemnification requirements for 
regulatory authorities to obtain access to swap data required to be 
provided by swaps entities under such Acts (H. Rept. 113-106, Pt. 1);
  H.R. 742, to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the 
Commodity Exchange Act to repeal the indemnification requirements for 
regulatory authorities to obtain access to swap data required to be 
provided by swaps entities under such Acts (H. Rept. 113-106, Pt. 2);
  H.R. 1038, to provide equal treatment for utility special entities 
using utility operations-related swaps, and for other purposes (H. 
Rept. 113-107);
  Supplemental report on H.R. 1947, to provide for the reform and 
continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of 
Agriculture through fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes (Rept. 
113-92, Pt. 3) and
  H. Res. 260, providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 
1960) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military 
activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposed (H. Rept. 113-108)
Page H3355
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Massie to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H3291
Recess: The House recessed at 10:44 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon. 
                                                             Page H3296
Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest chaplain, Colonel Andrew 
Gibson, Maine Army National Guard, Augusta, Maine.
  Page H3296
Committee Elections: The House agreed to H. Res. 257, electing certain 
Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.
                                                             Page H3299
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Reverse Mortgage Stabilization Act of 2013: H.R. 2167, to authorize 
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and Urban Development to establish additional requirements to improve 
the fiscal safety and soundness of the home equity conversion mortgage 
insurance program;
  Pages H3299-H3301
  Business Risk Mitigation and Price Stabilization Act of 2013: H.R. 
634, amended, to provide end user exemptions from certain provisions of 
the Commodity Exchange Act and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, by 
a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 411 yeas to 12 nays, Roll No. 215; 
                                               Pages H3301-04, H3316-17
  Swap Data Repository and Clearinghouse Indemnification Correction Act 
of 2013: H.R. 742, to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the 
Commodity Exchange Act to repeal the indemnification requirements for 
regulatory authorities to obtain access to swap data required to be 
provided by swaps entities under such Acts, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote 
of 420 yeas to 2 nays, Roll No. 216; and
  Pages H3304-07, H3317
  Public Power Risk Management Act of 2013: H.R. 1038, to provide equal 
treatment for utility special entities using utility operations-related 
swaps, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 423 yeas with none voting 
``nay'', Roll No. 219.
  Pages H3307-09, H3332-33
Swap Jurisdiction Certainty Act: The House passed H.R. 1256, to direct 
the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures 
Trading Commission to jointly adopt rules setting forth the application 
to cross-border swaps transactions of certain provisions relating to 
swaps that were enacted as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform 
and Consumer Protection Act, by a recorded vote of 301 ayes to 124 
noes, Roll No. 218.
  Pages H3317-32
  Rejected the Sean Patrick Maloney (NY) motion to recommit the bill to 
the Committee on Financial Services with instructions to report the 
same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay 
vote of 194 yeas to 230 nays, Roll No. 217.
Pages H3330-32
  Pursuant to the rule, the amendments recommended by the Committee on 
Financial Services now printed in the bill shall be considered as 
adopted.
Page H3318
  H. Res. 256, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 
1960) and (H.R. 1256), was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 239 yeas 
to 184 nays, Roll No. 214, after the previous question was ordered 
without objection.
Pages H3309-16
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014: The House 
began consideration of H.R. 1960, to authorize appropriations for 
fiscal year 2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense 
and for military construction and to prescribe military personnel 
strengths for such fiscal year. Consideration is expected to resume 
tomorrow, June 13th.
  Pages H3333-41
  H. Res. 256, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 
1960) and (H.R. 1256), was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 239 yeas 
to 184 nays, Roll No. 214, after the previous question was ordered 
without objection.
Pages H3309-16
Recess: The House recessed at 8:50 p.m. and reconvened at 3 a.m. 
                                                             Page H3354
Quorum Calls--Votes: Five yea-and-nay votes and one recorded vote 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H3315-16, 
H3316-17, H3317, H3331-32, H3332, and H3333. There were no quorum 
calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 3:01 a.m. 
Thursday, June 13, 2013.



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Committee Meetings
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on Appropriations: Full Committee held a markup on Defense 
Appropriations Bill, Fiscal Year 2104. The bill was ordered reported, 
without amendment.
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AND THE FISCAL YEAR 2014 BUDGET REQUEST
Committee on the Budget: Full Committee held a hearing on the 
Department of Defense and the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request. 
Testimony was heard from Charles T. Hagel, Secretary, Department of 
Defense.
STRENGTHENING THE MULTIEMPLOYER PENSION SYSTEM
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Health, 
Employment, Labor, and Pensions held a hearing entitled ``Strengthening 
the Multiemployer Pension System: What Reforms Should Policymakers 
Consider?''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
NEED FOR MEDICAID REFORM: A STATE PERSPECTIVE
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
entitled ``The Need for Medicaid Reform: A State Perspective''. 
Testimony was heard from Tony Keck, Director, Department of Health and 
Human Services, State of South Carolina; and public witnesses.

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SATELLITE TELEVISION LAW
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``The Satellite Television Law: 
Repeal, Reauthorize, or Revise?''. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.
HOUSING FINANCE MODELS
Committee on Financial Services: Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
``Beyond GSEs'' Examples of Successful Housing Finance Models without 
Explicit Government Guarantees''. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.
REDUCING BARRIERS TO CAPITAL FORMATION
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Capital Markets and 
Government Sponsored Enterprises held a hearing entitled ``Reducing 
Barriers to Capital Formation''. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.
MODERNIZING U.S. INTERNATIONAL FOOD AID
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
``Modernizing U.S. International Food Aid: Reaching More for Less''. 
Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS IN EGYPT
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on the Middle East and North 
Africa, hearing entitled ``American NGOs Under Attack in Morsi's 
Egypt''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
MUMBAI-STYLE ATTACKS AND THE THREAT FROM LASHKAR-E-TAIBA
Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Counterterrorism held a 
hearing entitled ``Protecting the Homeland Against Mumbai-Style Attacks 
and the Threat from Lashkar-e-Taiba''. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 1797, 
the ``District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act''; 
and H.R. 1944, the ``Private Property Rights Protection Act of 2013''. 
H.R 1797 was ordered reported, as amended; and H.R. 1944, was ordered 
reported, without amendment.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Natural Resources: Full Committee held a markup on the 
following measures: H.R. 412, the ``Nashua River Wild and Scenic River 
Study Act''; H.R. 657, the ``Grazing Improvement Act''; H.R. 697, the 
``Three Kids Mine Remediation and Reclamation Act''; H.R. 740, the 
``Southeast Alaska Native Land Entitlement Finalization and Jobs 
Protection Act''; H.R. 841, to amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act to 
make technical corrections, and for other purposes; H.R. 931, to 
provide for the addition of certain real property to the reservation of 
the Siletz Tribe in the State of Oregon; H.R. 1126, the ``Dwight D. 
Eisenhower Memorial Completion Act''; H.R. 1411, the ``California 
Coastal National Monument Expansion Act of 2013''; H.R. 1497, the ``War 
Memorial Protection Act''; H.R. 1548, the ``Native American Energy 
Act''; H.R. 1825, the ``Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and 
Opportunities Act''; H.R. 1964, the ``National Petroleum Reserve Alaska 
Access Act''; H.R. 2166, the ``Good Samaritan Search and Recovery Act 
of 2013''; and H.R. 2231, the ``Offshore Energy and Jobs Act''. The 
following bills were ordered reported, as amended: H.R. 412; H.R. 657; 
H.R. 697; H.R. 740; H.R. 931; H.R. 1126; H.R. 1411; H.R. 1497; H.R. 
1548; and H.R. 2231. The following bills were ordered reported, without 
amendment: H.R. 841; H.R. 1825; H.R. 1964; and H.R. 2166.
GOVERNMENT SUSPENSION AND DEBARMENT POLICY
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Full Committee held a 
hearing entitled ``Protecting Taxpayer Dollars: Is the Government Using 
Suspension and Debarment Effectively?''. Testimony was heard from John 
Neumann, Acting Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management, 
Government Accountability Office; and public witnesses.
NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2014
Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 1960, the 
``National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014'' (amendment 
consideration). The Committee granted, by voice vote, a rule providing 
for further consideration under a structured rule for H.R. 1960. The 
rule provides no additional general debate. The rule makes in order as 
original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-13, 
modified by the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee 
report. That amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be 
considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against that 
amendment in the nature of a substitute. The rule makes in order only 
those further amendments printed in part B of the report and amendments 
en bloc described in Section 3 of the resolution. The rule provides 
that the amendments printed in part B of the report may be

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offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by 
a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall 
be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and 
controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to 
amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the 
question. The rule waives all points of order against the amendments 
printed in part B of the report or against amendments en bloc as 
described in Section 3 of the resolution. In Section 3, the rule 
provides that it shall be in order at any time for the chair of the 
Committee on Armed Services or his designee to offer amendments en bloc 
consisting of amendments printed in part B of the report not earlier 
disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, shall be 
debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair 
and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services of their 
designees, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject 
to a demand for division of the question. The original proponent of an 
amendment included in such amendments en bloc may insert a statement in 
the Congressional Record. The rule provides one motion to recommit with 
or without instructions. Testimony was heard from Representatives 
Coffman, Smith (WA), Gibson, Cooper, Bridenstine, Tsongas, Speier, 
Garamendi, McGovern, Rohrabacher, DeLauro, Issa, Lynch, Jackson Lee, 
Cummings, Lee (CA), Roe (TN), Lummis, Schiff, Denham, Van Hollen, 
Gosar, Butterfield, Al Green (TX), Walz, Benishek, Nolan, Huelskamp, 
O'Rourke, Barr, Tonko, Collins (NY), Grayson, Bustos, Thompson (PA), 
Cardenas, Gabbard, Kildee, and Lujan Grisham.
NEW OZONE STANDARDS ACHIEVABILITY
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Subcommittee on 
Environment held a hearing entitled ``Background Check: Achievability 
of New Ozone Standards''. Testimony was heard from John Vandenberg, 
Director, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina Division, National 
Center for Environmental Assessment, Environmental Protection Agency; 
and public witnesses.
H-2B VISA POLICY AND SMALL TOURISM BUSINESS
Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and 
Capital Access held a hearing entitled ``The Seasonal Employment Needs 
of Small Tourism Businesses and H-2B Visa Policy''. Testimony was heard 
from Joseph G. Jordan, Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement 
Policy; Jeff Koses, Director, Office of Acquisition Operations, Federal 
Acquisition Service, General Services Administration; and public 
witnesses.
BOEING 787 INCIDENTS AND LESSONS LEARNED
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on 
Aviation held a hearing entitled ``Lessons Learned from the Boeing 787 
Incidents''. Testimony was heard from Peggy Gilligan, Associate 
Administrator, Aviation Security, Federal Aviation Administration; and 
a public witness.
U.S.-BRAZIL TRADE AND INVESTMENT RELATIONSHIP
Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Trade held a hearing 
entitled ``U.S.-Brazil Trade and Investment Relationship: Opportunities 
and Challenges.'' Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

Joint Meetings
  No joint committee meetings were held.



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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2013-06-13



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                    COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

                             JUNE 13, 2013

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Transportation and 
Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, to hold 
hearings to examine crumbling infrastructure, focusing on outdated 
and overburdened highways and bridges, 10 a.m., SD-124.
  Committee on Armed Services: closed business meeting to continue 
to markup the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 
year 2014, 9:30 a.m., SR-222.
  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to hold hearings 
to examine lessons learned from the financial crisis regarding 
community banks, 10 a.m., SD-538.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on European Affairs, 
with the Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, 
Human Rights, Democracy, and Global Women's Issues, to hold a joint 
hearing to examine Russia's human rights situation, 10 a.m., SD-419.
  Committee on the Judiciary: business meeting to consider S. 394, 
to prohibit and deter the theft of metal, S. 162, to reauthorize and 
improve the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act 
of 2004, and the nominations of Derek Anthony West, of California, 
to be Associate Attorney General, Department of Justice, and Valerie 
E. Caproni, of the District of Columbia, and Vernon S. Broderick, of 
New York, both to be a United States District Judge for the Southern 
District of New York, 10 a.m., SD-226.
  Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship: business meeting 
to consider S. 511, to amend the Small Business Investment Act of 
1958 to enhance the Small Business Investment Company Program, S. 
289, to extend the

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low-interest refinancing provisions under the Local Development 
Business Loan Program of the Small Business Administration, S. 537, 
to require the Small Business Administration to make information 
relating to lenders making covered loans publicly available, and S. 
415, to clarify the collateral requirement for certain loans under 
section 7(d) of the Small Business Act, to address assistance to 
out-of-State small business concerns, 10 a.m., SR-428A.
  Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold closed hearings to 
examine certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SVC-217.


                                 House

  Committee on Appropriations, Full Committee, markup on 
Agriculture, Rural Development FDA, and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Bill, Fiscal Year 2014, 10 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.
  Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Higher 
Education and Workforce Training, hearing entitled ``Keeping College 
Within Reach: Discussing Program Quality through Accreditation'', 10 
a.m., 2175 Rayburn.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and 
Power, hearing entitled ``The Fiscal Year 2014 U.S. Department of 
Energy Budget'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, hearing entitled 
``Title I of the Toxic Substance Control Act: Understanding its 
History and Reviewing its Impact'', 10:15 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Monetary Policy 
and Trade, hearing entitled ``Assessing Reform at the Export-Import 
Bank'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, hearing entitled ``The 
Impact of International Regulatory Standards on the Competitiveness 
of U.S. Insurers'', 1 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Judiciary, Full Committee, hearing on Federal 
Bureau of Investigation, 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 2278, the ``Strengthen and Fortify 
Enforcement Act'', 2 p.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral 
Resources, hearing entitled ``Mining in America: The 
Administration's Use of Claim Maintenance Fees and Cleanup of 
Abandoned Mine Lands'', 10 a.m., 1334 Longworth.
  Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs, 
hearing on H.R. 553, to designate the exclusive economic zone of the 
United States as the ``Ronald Wilson Reagan Exclusive Economic Zone 
of the United States''; H.R. 1308, the ``Endangered Salmon and 
Fisheries Predation Prevention Act''; H.R. 1399, the ``Hydrographic 
Services Improvement Amendments Act of 2013''; H.R. 1425, the 
``Marine Debris Emergency Act of 2013''; H.R. 1491, to authorize the 
Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 
to provide certain funds to eligible entities for activities 
undertaken to address the marine debris impacts of the March 2011 
Tohoku earthquake and subsequent tsunami, and for other purposes; 
and H.R. 2219, to reauthorize the Integrated Coastal and Ocean 
Observation System Act of 2009, 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.
  Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on 
National Security, hearing entitled ``Examining the Government's 
Record on Implementing the International Religious Freedom Act'', 10 
a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on Contracting and 
Workforce, hearing entitled ``Putting the Strategy in sourcing: 
Challenges and Opportunities for Small Business Contractors'', 10 
a.m., 2360 Rayburn.
  Committee on Ways and Means, Full Committee, hearing entitled 
``Tax Reform: Haven, Base Erosion and Profit Shifting'', 10 a.m., 
1100 Longworth.
  House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Full Committee, 
hearing entitled ``Ongoing Intelligence Activities'', 10 a.m., HVC-
304. This is a closed hearing.


                             Joint Meetings

  Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: to hold hearings 
to examine Syrian refugees in the Organization for Security and 
Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) region, focusing on the United States 
and international response to the humanitarian crisis that threatens 
to destabilize the entire region, 2 p.m., SD-562.



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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                     9:30 a.m., Thursday, June 13 

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Thursday: Senate will continue consideration of S. 744, 
Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization 
Act.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                       10 a.m., Thursday, June 13

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Thursday: Continue consideration of H.R. 1960--National 
Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014.
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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Alexander, Rodney, La.,E845
Bachus, Spencer, Ala., E849
Bishop, Sanford D., Jr., Ga., E848, E851
Boustany, Charles W., Jr., La., E846
Brooks, Susan W., Ind., E847
Bustos, Cheri, Ill., E845
Capito, Shelley Moore, W.Va., E845
Coffman, Mike, Colo., E850
Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E845
Frelinghuysen, Rodney P., N.J., E847
Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E851
Holt, Rush, N.J., E846
Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E853
Jones, Walter B., N.C., E847
Kilmer, Derek, Wash., E852
Lee, Barbara, Calif., E849, E852
Levin, Sander M., Mich., E850
McCollum, Betty, Minn., E851
McDermott, Jim, Wash., E850
McKinley, David B., W.Va., E847
Matsui, Doris O., Calif., E849
Miller, Jeff, Fla., E846, E848, E853
Peters, Gary C., Mich., E848, E853
Reed, Tom, N.Y., E849
Walden, Greg, Ore., E850 



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