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                                            Thursday, June 13, 2013

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S4435-S4496
Measures Introduced: Fifteen bills and three resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 1156-1170, S.J. Res. 17, and S. Res. 170-
171.
  Page S4481
Measures Reported:
  Report to accompany S. Res. 64, authorizing expenditures by 
committees of the Senate for the period March 1, 2013, through 
September 30, 2013. (S. Rept. No. 113-41)
  S. 579, to direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to 
obtain observer status for Taiwan at the triennial International Civil 
Aviation Organization Assembly. (S. Rept. No. 113-42)
  S. 793, to support revitalization and reform of the Organization of 
American States. (S. Rept. No. 113-43)
Pages S4480-81
Measures Passed:
  Free Elections in Iran: Committee on Foreign Relations was discharged 
from further consideration of S. Res. 154, calling for free and fair 
elections in Iran, after agreeing to the following amendments proposed 
thereto:
  Pages S4494-95
  Reid (for Hoeven) Amendment No. 1279, in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                             Page S4494
  Reid (for Hoeven) Amendment No. 1280, to amend the preamble. 
                                                             Page S4494
  Reid (for Hoeven) Amendment No. 1281, to amend the title. 
                                                         Pages S4494-95
  World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 171, 
designating June 15, 2013, as ``World Elder Abuse Awareness Day''. 
                                                         Pages S4495-96
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 S4435-43, S4450-60, S4460-72
Rejected:
  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. (By 57 yeas 
to 43 nays (Vote No. 148), Senate tabled the amendment.) 
                                                 Pages S4435, S4437-38,


 =========================== NOTE =========================== 

  
  On page D562, June 13, 2013, the following language appears: 
Rejected: 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. (By 57 yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. 148), Senate tabled the 
amendment.) Pages S4437
0938
  
  The online Record has been corrected to read: Rejected: 
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. (By 57 
yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. 148), Senate tabled the amendment.) 
Pages S4435, S4437
0938


 ========================= END NOTE ========================= 

Pending:
  Leahy/Hatch Amendment No. 1183, to encourage and facilitate 
international participation in the performing arts.
Page S4435
  Thune Amendment No. 1197, to require the completion of the 350 miles 
of reinforced, double-layered fencing described in section 102(b)(1)(A) 
of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 
1996 before registered provisional immigrant status may be granted and 
to required the completion of 700 miles of such fencing before the 
status of registered provisional immigrants may be adjusted to 
permanent resident status.
Pages S4440-41
  Landrieu Amendment No. 1222, to apply the amendments made by the 
Child Citizenship Act of 2000 retroactively to all individuals adopted 
by a citizen of the United States in an international adoption and to 
repeal the pre-adoption parental visitation requirement for automatic 
citizenship and to amend section 320 of the Immigration and Nationality 
Act relating to automatic citizenship for children born outside of the 
United States who have a United States citizen parent.
Pages S4441-43
  Tester Amendment No. 1198, to modify the Border Oversight Task Force 
to include tribal government officials.
Page S4450
  Vitter Amendment No. 1228, to prohibit the temporary grant of legal 
status to, or adjustment to citizenship status of, any individual who 
is unlawfully present in the United States until the Secretary of 
Homeland Security certifies that the US-VISIT System (a biometric 
border check-in and check-out system first required by Congress in 
1996) has been fully implemented at every land, sea, and air port of 
entry and Congress passes a joint resolution, under fast track 
procedures, stating that such integrated entry and exit data system has 
been sufficiently implemented.
Pages S4450-60

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  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that on Monday, 
June 17, 2013, following the vote on confirmation of the nomination of 
Kenneth John Gonzales, of New Mexico, to be United States District 
Judge for the District of New Mexico, Senate resume consideration of 
the bill.
Page S4496
Message from the President: Senate received the following message from 
the President of the United States:
  Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report on the continuation of the 
national emergency that was originally declared in Executive Order 
13405 of June 16, 2006, with respect to Belarus; which was referred to 
the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM-12) 
                                                             Page S4477
Restrepo and Gonzales Nominations--Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time 
agreement was reached providing that at 5:00 p.m., on Monday, June 17, 
2013, Senate begin consideration of the nominations of Luis Felipe 
Restrepo, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the 
Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and Kenneth John Gonzales, of New 
Mexico, to be United States District Judge for the District of New 
Mexico; that there be 30 minutes 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 
nominations in the order listed; and that no further motions be in 
order.
  Page S4494
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  Nitza I. Quinones Alejandro, of Pennsylvania, to be United States 
District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. 
                                                  Pages S4444-50, S4496
  By a unanimous vote of 100 yeas (Vote No. EX. 149), Jeffrey L. 
Schmehl, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the 
Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Pages S4444-50, S4496


 =========================== NOTE =========================== 

  
  On page D563, June 13, 2013, the following language appears: 
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations: 
Nitza I. Quinones Alejandro, of Pennsylvania, to be United States 
District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Pages 
S4444
0950 By a unanimous vote of 100 yeas (Vote No. EX. 
149), Jeffrey L. Schmehl, of Pennsylvania, to be United States 
District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Pages 
S4444
0950
  
  The online Record has been corrected to read: Nominations 
Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations: Nitza I. 
Quinones Alejandro, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District 
Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Pages 
S4444
0950, S4496 By a unanimous vote of 100 yeas (Vote 
No. EX. 149), Jeffrey L. Schmehl, of Pennsylvania, to be United 
States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. 
Pages S4444
0950, S4496


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Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Mark Thomas Nethery, of Kentucky, to be a Member of the Board of 
Trustees of the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation for a 
term expiring October 6, 2018.
  Charles P. Rose, of Illinois, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees 
of the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation for a term 
expiring May 26, 2019.
  John Gerson Levi, of Illinois, to be a Member of the Board of 
Directors of the Legal Services Corporation for a term expiring July 
13, 2014.
  Samantha Power, of Massachusetts, to be the Representative of the 
United States of America to the United Nations, with the rank and 
status of Ambassador, and the Representative of the United States of 
America in the Security Council of the United Nations.
  Samantha Power, of Massachusetts, to be Representative of the United 
States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United 
Nations during her tenure of service as Representative of the United 
States of America to the United Nations.
  Stephanie Sanders Sullivan, of New York, to be Ambassador to the 
Republic of the Congo.
  Joseph Y. Yun, of Oregon, to be Ambassador to Malaysia.
Page S4496
Nomination Withdrawn: Senate received notification of withdrawal of the 
following nomination:
  Avril D. Haines, of New York, to be Legal Adviser of the Department 
of State, which was sent to the Senate on April 18, 2013.
Page S4496
Messages from the House:
  Pages S4477-78
Measures Referred:
  Page S4478
Petitions and Memorials:
  Pages S4478-80
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S4481
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S4481-82
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S4483-84
Additional Statements:
  Pages S4476-77
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S4484-93
Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
  Page S4493
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S4493-94
Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--149) 
                                                     Pages S4438, S4450
Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 7:03 p.m., 
until 2 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the 
remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S4496.)



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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
CRUMBLING INFRASTRUCTURE
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing 
and Urban Development, and Related Agencies concluded a hearing to 
examine crumbling infrastructure, focusing on outdated and overburdened 
highways and bridges, including limited improvement in bridge 
conditions over the past decade, with remaining financial challenges, 
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Secretary for Policy, and Victor M. Mendez, Administrator, Federal 
Highway Administration, both of the Department of Transportation; and 
Phillip R. Herr, Managing Director, Physical Infrastructure, Government 
Accountability Office.
AUTHORIZATION: DEFENSE
Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
following bills:
  An original bill entitled, ``National Defense Authorization Act for 
Fiscal Year 2014'';
  An original bill entitled, ``Department of Defense Authorization Act 
for Fiscal Year 2014'';
  An original bill entitled, ``Military Construction Authorization Act 
for Fiscal Year 2014''; and
  An original bill entitled, ``Department of Energy National Security 
Act for Fiscal Year 2014''.
COMMUNITY BANKS
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded a 
hearing to examine lessons learned from the financial crisis regarding 
community banks, focusing on causes and consequences of recent 
community bank failures, after receiving testimony from Richard A. 
Brown, Chief Economist, and Jon T. Rymer, Inspector General, both of 
the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; and Lawrance L. Evans, Jr., 
Director, Financial Markets and Community Investment, Government 
Accountability Office.
HUMAN RIGHTS IN RUSSIA
Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on International 
Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy and Global 
Women's Issues with the Subcommittee on European Affairs concluded a 
joint hearing to examine Russia's human rights situation, after 
receiving testimony from Stephen Sestanovich, Council on Foreign 
Relations, Ariel Cohen, The Heritage Foundation, Leon Aaron, American 
Enterprise Institute, all of Washington, D.C.; Frank S. Jannuzi, 
Amnesty International, USA, New York, New York; and Boris Nemtsov, 
Republican Party of Russia, Moscow.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
following business items:
  S. 394, to prohibit and deter the theft of metal, with an amendment 
in the nature of a substitute; 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.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship: Committee began 
consideration of the following business items:
  S. 511, to amend the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 to enhance 
the Small Business Investment Company Program; and
  S. 289, to extend the low-interest refinancing provisions under the 
Local Development Business Loan Program of the Small Business 
Administration, but did not complete action thereon, and will meet 
again on Monday, June 17, 2013.
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: 27 public bills, H.R. 2346-
2372; and 1 resolution, H. Res. 261 were introduced.
  Pages H3590-91
Additional Cosponsors:
Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Cook to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H3359
Recess: The House recessed at 11:07 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon. 
                                                             Page H3366
Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest chaplain, Pastor Ron 
Dunn, Revolution Church of God, Harrison, Michigan.
  Page H3366
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014: The House 
resumed 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

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year. Consideration is expected to continue tomorrow, June 14th. 
                                                      Pages H3382-H3589
  Pursuant to the rule, 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 H. Rept. 113-108, 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 Armed Services now printed in the bill.
                                                             Page H3382
  Agreed by unanimous consent that during further consideration of H.R. 
1960 pursuant to H. Res. 260, amendments 18, 19, and 20 printed in part 
B of H. Rept. 113-108 may be considered out of sequence.
Page H3382
  Agreed by unanimous consent that during further consideration of H.R. 
1960 pursuant to H. Res. 260, amendments 14 and 23 printed in part B of 
H. Rept. 113-108 may be considered out of sequence.
Page H3552
Agreed to:
  McKeon manager's amendment (No. 1 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-
108) that makes technical and conforming changes in the bill; 
                                                             Page H3520
  Pearce amendment (No. 4 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108) that 
provides the Department of Defense with final approval over any new 
land use project that utilizes covered research, development, test and 
evaluation lands within the continuous United States;
Pages H3523-24
  McKeon en bloc amendment No. 1 that consists of the following 
amendments printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108: Frankel amendment 
(No. 7) that adds a provision to Article 120 of the UCMJ that would 
make it a new offense to abuse one's position in the chain of command 
of the subordinate to rape or sexually assault that person; Pierluisi 
amendment (No. 8) that requires the Department of Defense to conduct a 
formal records review and make public a report detailing all military 
munitions and training activities that occurred historically on the 
islands of Vieques and Culebra, Puerto Rico, and in the nearby cays and 
waters; Huelskamp amendment (No. 16) that requires the Secretary of 
Defense to provide reports to the House and Senate Armed Services 
Committees any time there is a meeting between DoD officials and 
civilians regarding the creation or enforcement of religious liberty 
regulations; Fitzpatrick amendment (No. 17) that prevents the Service 
Chiefs from ending the military tuition assistance programs; Grayson 
amendment (No. 24) that ensures that the ``Commission on Service to the 
Nation,'' created by this bill, must hold at least one hearing in 
Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, the Commonwealth 
of the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa; Bilirakis 
amendment (No. 26) that allows for the transportation on military 
aircraft on a space-available basis for disabled veterans with a 
service connected permanent disability rated as total; Grayson 
amendment (No. 30) that requires that the Department of Defense submit 
to Congress a report on how sole source suppliers of components in the 
military procurement supply chain create vulnerabilities to military 
attack, terrorism, natural disaster, industrial shock, etc; Cuellar 
amendment (No. 34) that directs the Department of Defense, in 
coordination with DHS and FAA, to develop a plan for UAS involving 
joint testing and training; McCaul amendment (No. 35) that authorizes 
the Secretary of Defense to coordinate with the Secretary of Homeland 
Security to identify and transfer equipment that may be used to secure 
the international borders of the United States; Duckworth amendment 
(No. 40) that amends the FY13 NDAA to supplement the Small Business 
Administration's mandated annual report on overall performance on 
government-wide small business goals to include a remediation plan for 
any failure to achieve contracting goals; Murphy (FL) amendment (No. 
41) that requires the Secretary to report to Congress on efforts to 
make more efficient use of Defense facilities, with a focus on 
underutilized and unutilized facilities; McCaul amendment (No. 42) that 
authorizes the transfer of Tethered Aerostat Radar Systems from the 
Department of Defense to the Department of Homeland Security; Brownley 
(CA) amendment (No. 48) that requires the Secretary of Defense to 
establish areas to be known as ``Southern Sea Otter Military Readiness 
Areas'' for national defense purposes; Brownley (CA) amendment (No. 62) 
that expresses the sense of Congress that the Federal Government and 
State governments should make the transition of a member of the Armed 
Forces and the member's spouse from military to civilian life as 
seamless as possible; Fitzpatrick amendment (No. 94) that requires the 
Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Administrator of the 
Small Business Administration and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, to 
study the impact of Veteran Owned Small Business contracting on veteran 
unemployment and entrepreneurship; McCaul amendment (No. 111) that 
amends 10 USC 2576a to include ``border security activities'' to the 
list of preferred applications the Department of Defense considers when 
transferring excess property to other Federal agencies; Turner 
amendment (No. 113) that clarifies the authority of the Secretary of 
Defense to enter into a memorandum of understanding with applicable 
entities regarding non-regulatory special use airspace; Turner 
amendment (No. 130) that provides the sense of Congress regarding the

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U.S. Defense Cooperation with the Georgian Government; Turner amendment 
(No. 154) that increases the authorization from $2M to $4M that the 
defense laboratories can spend on minor military construction and 
modifies the Laboratory Revitalization (LRP) section 2805 of Title 10 
regarding unspecified minor MILCON; and Bilirakis amendment (No. 159) 
that authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to designate an appropriate 
site at the former Navy Dive School at the Washington Navy Yard for a 
memorial to honor the members of the Armed Forces who have served as 
military divers;
Pages H3526-31
  Turner amendment (No. 6 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108) that 
establishes mandatory minimum sentences of discharge or dismissal, and 
confinement required for certain sex-related offenses committed by 
members of the Armed Forces;
Pages H3532-33
  Radel amendment (No. 12 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108) that 
requires the Department of Defense to submit to the Congress a report 
every year containing: (1) the names of any U.S. citizens subject to 
military detention, (2) the legal justification for their continued 
detention, and (3) the steps the Executive Branch is taking to either 
provide them some judicial process, or release them;
Pages H3538-39
  McKeon en bloc amendment No. 2 that consists of the following 
amendments printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108: Larson (CT) amendment 
(No. 27) that ensures access to behavioral health treatment, including 
applied behavior analysis, under TRICARE for children with 
developmental disabilities, when prescribed by a physician; Young (AK) 
amendment (No. 31) that clarifies the authority to approve any sole-
source contract to Native Americans through the Small Business 
Administration's 8(a) program is delegable, as it currently is for all 
other sole-source contracts; Bentivolio amendment (No. 38) that 
expresses a Sense of Congress regarding Relations with Taiwan and 
suggests it should be United States policy to allow high-level Taiwan 
officials to conduct meetings with high-level officials in the United 
States, particularly in executive departments; Lamborn amendment (No. 
43) that restricts funding for the space-based infrared systems space 
modernization initiative wide-field-of-view testbed until the 
Department of Defense certifies that it is carrying out the 
Operationally Responsive Space Program required by 10USC2273a; Holt 
amendment (No. 44) that directs the Secretary to submit to Congress 
within 60 days of enactment whether the Science, Mathematics and 
Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship program, or related 
scholarship or fellowship programs within the Department of Defense, 
are providing the necessary number of undergraduate and graduate 
students in the fields of science, technology, engineer, and 
mathematics to meet the recommendations contained in the report of the 
Commission on Research and Development in the United States 
Intelligence Community; Hudson amendment (No. 45) that requires the 
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, 
and Logistics to provide a report to the Armed Services Committees 
which outlines how the Department intends to maintain both the 
capability and the infrastructure required to support canines as Stand-
off Detection of Explosives and Explosive Precursors; Bachmann 
amendment (No. 46) that funds the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group 
to the requested amount by the Marine Corps; Bachmann amendment (No. 
47) that increases funding for the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground 
Task Force--Crisis Response Operations and Maintenance fund at the 
request of the Marine Corps; Jackson Lee amendment (No. 49) that 
requires outreach for small business concerns owned and controlled by 
women and minorities required before conversion of certain functions to 
contractor performance; Jackson Lee amendment (No. 54) that requires 
posting of information relating to sexual assault prevention and 
response resource; Holt amendment (No. 81) that allows any adjutant 
general of a State to request contact information for Individual Ready 
Reservists and Individual Mobilization Augmentees in the State for the 
purpose of conducting suicide prevention efforts; Jackson Lee amendment 
(No. 84) that provides for increased collaboration with NIH to combat 
Triple Negative Breast Cancer; Jackson Lee amendment (No. 85) that 
expresses the sense of the Congress that the Secretary of Defense 
should develop a plan to ensure a sustainable flow of qualified mental 
health counselors to meet the long-term needs of members of the Armed 
Forces, veterans, and their families; Jackson Lee amendment (No. 95) 
that provides for improved management of defense equipment and supplies 
through automated information and data capture technologies; Young (AK) 
amendment (No. 96) that requires the Secretary of Defense, in 
consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security, to report, to the 
congressional defense committees, on the strategic value of 
installations operating within the Pacific Area of Responsibility; 
Young (AK) amendment (No. 97) that requires GAO to review the potential 
of co-locating Federal entities onto military bases, so long as those 
missions are compatible with the missions of the military 
installations; Bachmann amendment (No. 114) that requires that the POW/
MIA flag be flown 365 days a year on certain Federal Buildings; Lamborn 
amendment (No. 143) that establishes the sense of Congress on the 
threat posed by Hezbollah; Young (AK)

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amendment (No. 164) that makes a change that will allow MARAD to 
receive funding from non-federal entities, but it does not mandate that 
this funding be sent to MARAD; and Young (AK) amendment (No. 165) that 
allows MARAD to give funding priority in the existing Port 
Infrastructure Development Program to the 21 strategic seaports in the 
United States;
Pages H3542-48
  Lummis amendment (No. 3 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108) that 
requires DOD to preserve currently active ICBM silos in warm status (by 
a recorded vote of 235 ayes to 189 noes, Roll No. 223);
Page H3549
  McGovern amendment (No. 10 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108) 
that requires the President to complete the accelerated transition of 
combat operations from U.S. Armed Forces to the Government of 
Afghanistan no later than by the end of 2013; the accelerated 
transition of military and security operations by the end of 2014, 
including the redeployment of U.S. troops; and to pursue robust 
negotiations to address Afghanistan's and the region's security and 
stability. Establishes the sense of Congress that should the President 
determine the necessity for post-2014 deployment of U.S. troops in 
Afghanistan, the Congress should vote to authorize such a presence and 
mission by no later than June 2014 (by a recorded vote of 305 ayes to 
121 noes, Roll No. 226);
Pages H3535-37, H3550-51
  Goodlatte amendment (No. 11 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108) 
that requires the government, in habeas proceedings for United States 
citizens apprehended in the United States pursuant to the AUMF, to 
prove by clear and convincing evidence that the citizen is an 
unprivileged enemy combatant and there is not presumption that the 
government's evidence is accurate and authentic (by a recorded vote of 
214 ayes to 211 noes, Roll No. 227);
Pages H3537-38, H3551-52
  McKeon en bloc amendment No. 3 that consists of the following 
amendments printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108: Rigell amendment (No. 
29), as modified, that strikes language in section 808 of the Fiscal 
Year 2012 National Defense Authorization Act to provide the Department 
of Defense flexibility in implementing the contracting caps extended by 
section 803 of the underlying bill; McKeon amendment (No. 50) that 
amends title 32 USC 508, ``Assistance for certain youth and charitable 
organizations,'' by adding State Student Cadet Corps to the list of 13 
eligible youth and charitable programs eligible to receive National 
Guard support services; Heck (WA) amendment (No. 51) that amends the 
Servicemembers Civil Relief Act by allowing the servicemember to submit 
a certified letter from a commanding officer or record from the Defense 
Manpower Database Center in lieu of military orders; Kline amendment 
(No. 52) that ensures all students from legally operating secondary 
schools are treated equally and given the same opportunities to enlist 
in the armed forces; Velazquez amendment (No. 55) that creates the 
Military Hazing Prevention Oversight Panel to help guide the military's 
anti-hazing policies; Lowey amendment (No. 56) that requires service 
academies to add sexual assault prevention in ethics curricula; Pingree 
(ME) amendment (No. 57) that instructs the DoD to insure that 
servicemembers are aware of the Interim Guidance by the Director of 
National Intelligence that victims of military sexual assault who 
received counseling answer ``no'' to Q21 on their Security Form 86 for 
security clearances; Lee amendment (No. 58) that requires the Defense 
Secretary to report to Congress on the use of the Uniform Code of 
Military Justice, the Manual for Courts-Martial, and related policies, 
punitive articles, and regulations with regard to service members 
living with or at risk of contracting HIV; DeLauro amendment (No. 59) 
that requires the services to include in the annual report to Congress 
on sexual assaults in the military steps taken to ensure the retention 
of and access to evidence and records relating to sexual assaults; 
Cummings amendment (No. 60) that expands home foreclosure protections 
under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to service members receiving 
hostile fire or imminent danger pay, surviving spouses of service 
members whose deaths are service connected, and certain veterans who 
are disabled due to service connected injuries; Michelle Lujan Grisham 
(NM) amendment (No. 61) that instructs the DoD to identify and 
recognize dependents of a member of the armed forces who is serving or 
has served in a combat zone for a period of more than 30 days with a 
lapel button and to conduct presentation ceremonies to eligible 
dependents; Gene Green (TX) amendment (No. 63) that requires the 
military departments to provide free Internet access to servicemembers 
serving in a combat zone; Blackburn amendment (No. 65) that requires 
the Department to conduct a review of the current Troops to Teachers 
program by March 1, 2014; Culberson amendment (No. 66) that authorizes 
the use of gold in the metal content of the Medal of Honor; Hunter 
amendment (No. 68) that requires the Secretary of the Army to consider 
the Silver Star Award nominations for four soldiers whose award 
nominations were lost and subsequently downgraded; McKinley amendment 
(No. 71) that requires the Secretary of Defense to establish an 
electronic tour calculator so that reservists could keep track of 
aggregated active duty tours of 90 days or more served within a fiscal 
year; Terry amendment (No. 75) that amends title 4 USC by adding at the

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end the following: Members of the armed forces not in uniform and 
veterans may render the military salute in the manner provided for 
persons in uniform; Terry amendment (No. 80) that requires the 
Secretary of Defense to report to Congress within 180 days on the 
methods currently being employed across the military departments to 
collect charges from third party payers; and Ben Ray Lujan (NM) 
amendment (No. 160) that extends the sunset of the Secretary of 
Energy's Other Transaction authority by 5 years;
Pages H3556-62
  Thornberry en bloc amendment that consists of the following 
amendments printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108: Andrews amendment 
(No. 64) that requires a report on whether the Department of Defense 
could make current no accrual of interest for certain servicemembers 
(20 USC 1087e(o))benefit automatic; Bustos amendment (No. 67) that 
requires the Secretary of the Army to review and provide a report on 
the Medal of Honor nomination of Captain William L. Albracht; Esty 
amendment (No. 69) that establishes standards for the prompt 
replacement of military medals & decorations requested by veterans, 
current service members, and eligible family members; Kind amendment 
(No. 70) that authorizes an award of the Medal of Honor to First 
Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing for Acts of Valor during the Civil War; 
Kirkpatrick amendment (No. 72) that requires the Department of Defense 
to provide certified and complete service treatment records to the 
Department of Veterans Affairs within 90 days of military discharge or 
release in an electronic format; Bishop (NY) amendment (No. 74) that 
expresses the sense of Congress that the remains of three crewmen of 
the Martin Mariner PBM-5 seaplane George One, ensign Maxwell Lopez, 
USN, Naval Aviator, Frederick Williams, Aviation Machinist's Mate 1st 
Class, Wendell Henderson, Aviation Radioman 1st Class, should be 
recovered from Thurston Island, Antarctica; Thompson (PA) amendment 
(No. 77) that extends the 180-day Transitional Assistance Management 
Program (TAMP) coverage for service members and their families by an 
additional 180-days for any treatment provided by telemedicine; Guthrie 
amendment (No. 78) that requires a comprehensive policy on improvements 
to the care, management, and transition of recovering service members 
with urotrauma from DoD to VA; Gallego amendment (No. 79) that allows 
the Secretary of Defense to take measurable action to determine the 
effectiveness of suicide prevention efforts; Kuster amendment (No. 82) 
that requires a report on the role of the Department of Veterans 
Affairs in Department of Defense centers of excellence in the 
prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, and rehabilitation of 
traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental 
health conditions, and military eye injuries; Thompson (PA) amendment 
(No. 83) that ensures the Department of Defense conducts a preliminary 
mental health assessment on individuals before they join the military; 
DeSantis amendment (No. 102) that prohibits funds from being authorized 
for collaborative cyber-security activities with the People's Republic 
of China; Broun (GA) amendment (No. 107) that requires the Secretary of 
the Air Force to report on the implementation of the recommendations of 
the Palomares Nuclear Weapons Accident Revised Dose Evaluation Report 
released in April by the Air Force in 2001; and Conaway amendment (No. 
126) that makes an authority change to the Foreign Assistance Act of 
1961, allowing the U.S. military to provide integrated air-missile 
defense training/coordination to Gulf Cooperation Council countries; 
                                                         Pages H3567-71
  McKeon en bloc amendment No. 5 that consists of the following 
amendments printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108: Pascrell amendment 
(No. 86) that expresses the sense of Congress that the Secretary of 
Defense should submit the plan required by the National Defense 
Authorization for Fiscal Year 2013 to improve coordination and 
integration of the programs that address traumatic brain injury and 
psychological health of members of the Armed Forces within the 
appropriate time-frame; Pascrell amendment (No. 87) that requires a 
report on how the Secretary of Defense will identify, refer, and treat 
traumatic brain injuries with respect to members of the Armed Forces 
who served in Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom 
prior to June 2010 when a memorandum regarding a 50-meter distance from 
an explosion as a criterion to properly identify, refer and treat 
members for potential traumatic brain injury took effect; Sessions 
amendment (No. 88) that establishes a 5-year pilot program for 
treatments of traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder 
for members of the Armed Forces in health care facilities other than 
military treatment facilities; McKeon amendment (No. 89) that requires 
the Secretaries of Defense and Veterans Administration to make all 
health care information contained in the Department of Defense AHLTA 
and the Department of Veterans Affairs VistA systems available and 
actionable to health care providers in both Departments by October 1, 
2014 and requires the Secretaries to implement an integrated health 
record by October 1, 2016; Wilson (SC) amendment (No. 90) that requires 
a report from the comptroller general evaluating the different programs 
and contracting methods that Medicare and TRICARE use to prevent and 
correct improper payments to medical providers; Sarbanes amendment (No. 
91) that seeks to promote greater compliance

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 with sourcing laws by incorporating them into the DoD Supplement to 
the FAR, which contracting officers look to closely for guidance; 
Cardenas amendment (No. 98) that ensures that an assessment of the 
retention, recruitment, and management of the cyber operation forces is 
included in a comprehensive mission analysis of cyber operations by the 
Department of Defense; Cardenas amendment (No. 99) that ensures that 
the investigations launched by the Department of Defense related to the 
compromise of critical program information include an estimate of 
economic losses resulting from the intrusion and any actions needed to 
protect intellectual property; Ruiz amendment (No. 100) that requires 
the Secretary of Defense to submit a report to the Congress on the 
feasibility of establishing a small business cyber technology office to 
assist small business concerns in providing cybersecurity solutions to 
the Federal Government; Cardenas amendment (No. 101) that authorizes 
the Department of Defense to create a education program to assist small 
business understand cyber security threats; Langevin amendment (No. 
103) that requires a report providing an updated comparison of the 
costs and risks of acquiring DDG 1000 and DDG 51 Flight III vessels 
equipped for enhanced ballistic missile defense capability; Conyers 
amendment (No. 104) that clarifies that the assessment mandated in 
Section 1036(3) includes associated forces that are engaged in 
hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners for 
purposes of interpreting the scope of the 2001 Authorization for Use of 
Military Force; Ross amendment (No. 105) that prohibits the Department 
of Defense from using taxpayer funds to provide additional or upgraded 
recreational facilities for individuals detained at United States Naval 
Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Posey amendment (No. 109) that 
authorizes the Secretary of Defense to transport, at his discretion and 
without charge, to any country supplies furnished by a nonprofit 
organization that are intended for distribution to members of the Armed 
Forces; Hanna amendment (No. 112) that expresses the sense of Congress 
that the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) should be 
condemned; expresses support for our Armed Forces and first responders; 
and supports policies to reduce the use of IEDs; Collins (NY) amendment 
(No. 115) that expresses a sense of Congress to maintain a strong 
National Guard and Military Reserve force; Langevin amendment (No. 119) 
that requires DoD to comply with a law enacted in the FY10 NDAA to 
ensure that funding was available to use civilian employees instead of 
contractors for requirements that last more than five years; 
Rohrabacher amendment (No. 121) that expands the certification 
requirement on reimbursements to Pakistan to include human rights 
concerns; and Ros-Lehtinen amendment (No. 142) that enhances DoD and 
State Department reporting requirements on the comprehensive plan for 
United States military assistance and cooperation with Egypt to include 
a description of the strategic objectives of the United States 
regarding the provision of U.S. security assistance to the Government 
of Egypt, a description of vetting and end-use monitoring systems in 
place by both Egypt and the U.S. for defense articles and training 
provided by the U.S.--including human rights vetting--and additional 
requirements;
Pages H3575-79
  McKeon en bloc amendment No. 6 that consists of the following 
amendments printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108: Braley (IA) amendment 
(No. 106) that directs the President to submit to Congress a report on 
the long-term costs of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, and 
Operation Enduring Freedom in Iraq and Afghanistan; Andrews amendment 
(No. 108) that makes technical changes to underlying text, including 
one grammatical change and a revision to ensure subcontracts are also 
captured by a provision on contracting for airlift services; Speier 
amendment (No. 110) that requires the Secretary of Defense to provide 
congressional support offices the same access to Defense Department 
facilities as employees of the Committees on Armed Services of the 
House of Representatives and Senate; Lewis amendment (No. 116) that 
requires the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the 
Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service and the Director of the 
Bureau of Economic Analysis, to post the cost of the wars in 
Afghanistan and Iraq to each American taxpayer on the Department of 
Defense's website; Farr amendment (No. 117) that establishes the sense 
of Congress that senior leadership in the Department of Defense should 
take into consideration the importance of foreign language and cultural 
education; Gallego amendment (No. 118) that extends by five years an 
existing Expedited Hiring Authority for civilian personnel in order to 
fast-track the method of recruiting and hiring select healthcare 
professionals, and allows DoD to pay individuals in critical and 
shortage healthcare occupations (specifically including those who treat 
wounded warriors); Connolly amendment (No. 120) that authorizes up to 
5% of humanitarian assistance program funds to be used for monitoring 
and evaluation of said programs; Grimm amendment (No. 127) that 
expresses condemnation of the government of Iran for its systematic, 
state-sponsored persecution of the country's Baha'i religious minority; 
Connolly amendment (No. 128) that requires that the report authorized 
by section 1242 of this act include information on how the Egyptian 
military is supporting the rights of individuals involved in civil 
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democratic promotion efforts through nongovernmental organizations; 
Ros-Lehtinen amendment (No. 129) that authorizes the Secretary of 
Defense to deploy assets, personnel and resources to the Joint 
Interagency Task Force South, in coordination with SOUTHCOM, to combat 
transnational criminal organization, drug trafficking, bulk shipments 
of narcotics or currency, narco-terrorism, human trafficking and the 
Iranian presence in SOUTHCOM's AOR; Lamborn amendment (No. 132) that 
establishes the sense of Congress on the threat posed to Israel by the 
sale or transfer of advanced anti-aircraft weapons to Syria; Kelly (PA) 
amendment (No. 133) that prohibits funds from being used to implement 
the UN Arms Trade Treaty unless the treaty has been signed by the 
president, received the advice and consent of the Senate, and has been 
the subject of implementing legislation by the Congress; Rigell 
amendment (No. 134) that reaffirms Congress' constitutional war powers 
by clearly stating that nothing in this Act shall be construed to 
authorize any use of military force; Broun (GA) amendment (No. 136) 
that prohibits the Department of Defense from using a drone to kill a 
citizen of the United States unless they are actively engaged in combat 
against the United States; Connolly amendment (No. 138) that directs 
the President to sell 66 F-16 C/D aircraft to Taiwan; Roskam amendment 
(No. 139) that requires the President to submit to the appropriate 
committees every 90 days a report that identifies that the United 
States has taken all necessary steps to ensure that Israel possesses 
and maintains an independent capability to remove existential threats 
to its security and defend its vital national interests; Bridenstine 
amendment (No. 140) that requires the Department of Defense to submit a 
report on the implications of Caspian Sea-based resource development 
for energy security strategies of the U.S. and NATO; and Bridenstine 
amendment (No. 145) that requires the Secretary of Defense to submit to 
the specified Congressional committees a report in both classified and 
unclassified form on the current and future military power of the 
Russian Federation; and
Pages H3579-85
  McKeon en bloc amendment No. 7 that consists of the following 
amendments printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108: Schakowsky amendment 
(No. 76) that provides procurement guidance, with regards to sourcing 
garments from Bangladesh by the Defense Department's commissary and 
exchange store system, to assure fire and building safety conditions 
are audited and addressed with respect to exchange branded apparel, 
licensing of exchange brands, and procurement of branded garments; 
Rigell amendment (No. 92) that prohibits any funds from being used to 
purchase military coins that are not produced in the United States; 
Tsongas amendment (No. 93) that requires athletic footwear furnished to 
newly recruited servicemembers to be American-made after the Secretary 
of Defense certifies that there are at least two domestic suppliers who 
can provide 100% Berry Amendment-compliant footwear; Lynch amendment 
(No. 122) that requires an assessment of the Afghan National Security 
Force's (ANSF) ability to provide proper Operations & Maintenance for 
U.S.-funded ANSF infrastructure projects after January 1, 2015; Johnson 
(GA) amendment (No. 124) that prohibits funding to construct permanent 
military bases in Afghanistan; Schneider amendment (No. 125) that adds 
an additional requirement to the annual report on Iran that requires an 
analysis of how sanctions are impacting Iran's Threat Network; 
Schneider amendment (No. 131) that expands the findings section of the 
bill to express the sense of Congress that the President should use all 
diplomatic means to limit the transfer of arms from Russia, Lebanon, 
and Iran to the Assad regime; Ellison amendment (No. 135) that 
prohibits the authorization of Defense Department funds for tear gas 
and other riot control items to Middle East and North African countries 
undergoing democratic transition unless the Secretary of Defense 
certifies to the appropriate Congressional committees that the security 
forces of such countries are not using excessive force to repress 
peaceful, lawful and organized dissent; Welch amendment (No. 141) that 
requires the Department of Defense to submit to Congress a report on 
measures to monitor and ensure that U.S. financial assistance to the 
Afghan National Security Forces is not used to purchase fuel from Iran 
in violation of U.S. sanctions; Gosar amendment (No. 144) that states 
that Congress fully supports Israel's lawful exercise of self-defense, 
including actions to halt regional aggression; Walorski amendment (No. 
147) that expresses the sense of Congress in support of fully 
implementing U.S. and international sanctions on Iran; Fortenberry 
amendment (No. 148) that directs the Secretary of Defense to establish 
a strategy to modernize the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program in 
order to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and 
related materials in the Middle East and North Africa region; Schrader 
amendment (No. 151) that establishes a program to provide improved 
access to Federal contract opportunities for early stage small business 
concerns, defined as a small business concern that has not more than 15 
employees, and has average annual receipts that total not more than 
$1,000,000; Garcia amendment (No. 155) that requires the Secretary of 
Defense, not later than 90 days after the enactment of this Act, to 
issue a report to Congress on the Military Housing Privatization 
Initiative; Pearce amendment (No.

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162) that extends the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant mission; Whitfield 
amendment (No. 167) that expresses the sense of Congress that the 
President should establish an Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and 
Worker Health; Franks (AZ) amendment (No. 168) that establishes the 
sense of Congress that the paramount security concern of the United 
States is the ongoing and illegal nuclear weapons programs of the 
Islamic Republic of Iran and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea; 
and Franks (AZ) amendment (No. 169) that adds consultation to the main 
roles and responsibilities as prescribed in section 1086, to include 
the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission.
Pages H3585-89
Rejected:
  Blumenauer amendment (No. 2 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108) 
that sought to reduces from 11 to 10 the statutory requirement for the 
number of operational carriers that the U.S. Navy must have (by a 
recorded vote of 106 ayes to 318 noes, Roll No. 222); 
                                                  Pages H3520-23, H3548
  Coffman amendment (No. 5 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108) that 
sought to cut $250 million from the Defense Rapid Innovation Program 
(DRIP), and move the money to alleviate training and readiness 
shortfalls (by a recorded vote of 206 ayes to 220 noes, Roll No. 224); 
                                               Pages H3524-26, H3549-50
  Rigell amendment (No. 9 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108) that 
sought to modify the temporary suspension of public-private 
competitions for conversion of Department of Defense functions to 
contractor performance. Permits the Secretary of Defense to exempt 
existing public-private partnerships from the OMB Budget Circular A-76 
process (by a recorded vote of 178 ayes to 248 noes, Roll No. 225); and
                                                  Pages H3533-35, H3550
  Smith (WA) amendment (No. 13 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108) 
that sought to amend Section 1021 of the FY2012 National Defense 
Authorization Act to eliminate indefinite military detention of any 
person detained under AUMF authority in the United States, territories 
or possessions by providing immediate transfer to trial and proceedings 
by a court established under Article III of the Constitution or by an 
appropriate state court. Strikes section 1022 of the same Act (which 
provided for mandatory military custody of covered parties) (by a 
recorded vote of 200 ayes to 226 noes, Roll No. 228). 
                                                  Pages H3539-42, H3552
Withdrawn:
  Denham amendment (No. 15 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108) that 
was offered and subsequently withdrawn that would have authorized 
enlistment in the Armed Forces of certain undocumented immigrants who 
are otherwise qualified for enlistment, and provide a way for the 
undocumented immigrants to be lawfully admitted to the U.S. for 
permanent residence by reason of their honorable service and sacrifice 
in the U.S. military.
Pages H3553-54
Proceedings Postponed:
  Turner amendment (No. 21 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108) that 
seeks to require the President of the United States to convey to 
Congress the details of any proposed deals with the Russian Federation 
concerning the missile defense or nuclear arms of the United States; 
                                                         Pages H3555-56
  Holt amendment (No. 22 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108) that 
seeks to strike all of subtitle C of title II except section 237 (Iron 
Dome program);
Pages H3562-63
  McCollum amendment (No. 25 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108) 
that seeks to prohibit any funds authorized in the bill from being used 
to sponsor Army National Guard professional wrestling sports 
sponsorships or motor sports sponsorships. The amendment does not 
prohibit recruiters from making direct, personal contact with secondary 
school students and other prospective recruits;
Pages H3563-66
  Nolan amendment (No. 32 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108) that 
seeks to reduce total funds authorized in this Act by $60 billion; 
                                                         Pages H3566-67
  Larsen (WA) amendment (No. 33 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108) 
that seeks to reinstates the New START funding;
Pages H3571-72
  Gibson amendment (No. 36 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108) that 
seeks to strike section 1251, Sense of Congress on the Conflict in 
Syria; and
Pages H3572-74
  Coffman amendment (No. 37 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108) that 
seeks to direct the President of the United States to end the permanent 
basing of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment in Vilseck, Germany and return the 
Brigade Combat Team currently stationed in Europe to the United States, 
without permanent replacement, leaving one Brigade Combat Team and one 
Combat Aviation Brigade. Nothing in this amendment should be construed 
as directing the removal of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, nor 
certain quick-reaction forces.
Pages H3574-75
  H. Res. 260, the rule providing for further consideration of the 
bill, was agreed to by a recorded vote of 238 ayes to 189 noes, Roll 
No. 221, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote 
of 233 yeas to 195 nays, Roll No. 220.
Pages H3372-82
Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he 
notified Congress that the national emergency declared with respect to 
the actions and policies of certain members of the Government

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of Belarus and other persons to undermine Belarus's democratic 
processes or institutions is to continue in effect beyond June 16, 
2013--referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be 
printed (H. Doc. 113-36).
  Pages H3371-72
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and 
subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H3366.
Discharge Petition: Representative Courtney presented to the clerk a 
motion to discharge the Committee on Education and the Workforce from 
the consideration of H.R. 1595, to amend the Higher Education Act of 
1965 to extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct Stafford 
Loans (Discharge Petition No. 2).
Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote and eight recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H3380-81, 
H3381-82, H3548, H3549, H3549-50, H3350, H3551, H3551-52, H3552. There 
were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 8:39 p.m.



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Committee Meetings
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on Appropriations: Full Committee, markup on Agriculture, 
Rural Development, FDA, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, 
Fiscal Year 2014. The bill was ordered reported, as amended.
KEEPING COLLEGE WITHIN REACH
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Higher 
Education and Workforce Training held a hearing entitled ``Keeping 
College Within Reach: Discussing Program Quality through 
Accreditation''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY FISCAL YEAR 2014 BUDGET
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy and Commerce 
held a hearing entitled ``The Fiscal Year 2014 U.S. Department of 
Energy Budget''. Testimony was heard from Ernest J. Moniz, Secretary, 
Department of Energy.
TITLE I OF THE TOXIC SUBSTANCE CONTROL ACT
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Environment and the 
Economy held a hearing entitled ``Title I of the Toxic Substance 
Control Act: Understanding Its History and Reviewing Its Impact''. 
Testimony was heard from Alfredo Gomez, Director, Natural Resources and 
Environment, Government Accountability Office; and public witnesses.
ASSESSING REFORM AT THE EXPORT-IMPORT BANK
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and 
Trade held a hearing entitled ``Assessing Reform at the Export-Import 
Bank''. Testimony was heard from Fred P. Hochberg, Chairman and 
President, Export-Import Bank of the United States; Osvaldo L. 
Gratacos, Inspector General, Export-Import Bank of the United States; 
and a public witness.
IMPACT OF INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY STANDARDS ON THE COMPETITIVENESS OF 
U.S. INSURERS
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance 
held a hearing entitled ``The Impact of International Regulatory 
Standards on the Competitiveness of U.S. Insurers''. Testimony was 
heard from Michael McRaith, Director, Federal Insurance Office, 
Department of the Treasury; S. Roy Woodall, Jr., Financial Stability 
Oversight Council; and a public witness.
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee held a hearing on Federal 
Bureau of Investigation. Testimony was heard from Robert S. Mueller 
III, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation.
LEGISLATIVE MEASURE
Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 2278, 
the ``Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement Act''. Testimony was heard 
from Paul Babeu, Sheriff, Pinal County, Arizona; Sam S. Page, Sheriff, 
Rockingham County, North Carolina; Randy C. Krantz, Commonwealth's 
Attorney, Bedford, Virginia; and public witnesses.
LEGISLATIVE MEASURES
Committee on Natural Resources:  Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, 
Oceans and Insular Affairs held a 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 
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other purposes; and H.R. 2219, to reauthorize the Integrated Coastal 
and Ocean Observation System Act of 2009. Testimony was heard from 
Representative Bonamici; and Rear Admiral Gerd Glang, Director, Office 
of Coast Survey, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Guy 
Norman, Regional Director, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife; 
and public witnesses.
ADMINISTRATION'S USE OF CLAIM MAINTENANCE FEES AND CLEANUP OF ABANDONED 
MINE LANDS
Committee on Natural Resources:  Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral 
Resources held a hearing entitled ``Mining in America: The 
Administration's Use of Claim Maintenance Fees and Cleanup of Abandoned 
Mine Lands''. Testimony was heard from Jamie Connell, Acting Deputy 
Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; and 
public witnesses.
EXAMINING THE GOVERNMENT'S RECORD ON IMPLEMENTING THE INTERNATIONAL 
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ACT
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on National 
Security held a hearing entitled ``Examining the Government's Record on 
Implementing the International Religious Freedom Act''. Testimony was 
heard from Katrina Lantos Swett, Chair, Commission on International 
Religious Freedom; and public witnesses.
CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMALL BUSINESS CONTRACTORS
Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce 
held a hearing entitled ``Putting the Strategy in Sourcing: Challenges 
and Opportunities for Small Business Contractors''. 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.
TAX REFORM
Committee on Ways and Means: Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
``Tax Reform: Haven, Base Erosion and Profit Shifting''. Testimony was 
heard from public witnesses.
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
SYRIAN REFUGEES IN THE OSCE REGION
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: Commission concluded 
a hearing 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, after receiving testimony from Anne C. 
Richard, Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and 
Migration; and Michel Gabaudan, Refugees International, Jana Mason, 
UNHCR, and Yisser Bittar, Coalition for a Democratic Syria, all of 
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                     COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

                             JUNE 14, 2013

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  No meetings/hearings scheduled.


                                 House

  Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health, hearing 
entitled ``Examining the Federal Government's Response to the 
Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis'', 9:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Management Efficiency, hearing entitled ``Why Can't DHS Better 
Communicate with the American People?'', 9 a.m., 311 Cannon.
  Committee on the Judiciary, Task Force, hearing on Defining the 
Problem and Scope of Over-criminalization and Over-federalization, 9 
a.m., 2237 Rayburn.
  Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health, hearing 
entitled ``The President's and Other Bipartisan Proposals to Reform 
Medicare Post-Acute Care Payments'', 9:30 a.m., 1100 Longworth.
  House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Full Committee, 
hearing entitled ``Ongoing Intelligence Activities'', 9 a.m., HVC-
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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                        2 p.m., Monday, June 17 

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Monday: After the transaction of any morning business (not 
to extend beyond 5:00 p.m.), Senate will begin consideration of the 
nominations of Luis Felipe Restrepo, of Pennsylvania, to be United 
States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and 
Kenneth John Gonzales, of New Mexico, to be United States District 
Judge for the District of New Mexico, with votes on confirmation of the 
nominations at approximately 5:30 p.m.
  Following the vote on confirmation of the nomination of Kenneth John 
Gonzales, of New Mexico, to be United States District Judge for the 
District of New Mexico, Senate will resume consideration of S. 744, 
Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization 
Act.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                        9 a.m., Friday, June 14

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Friday: Complete consideration of H.R. 1960--National 
Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014.



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