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[Pages D590-D591]
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                                             Tuesday, June 18, 2013

[[Page D590]]

                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S4535-S4621
Measures Introduced: Eleven bills and four resolutions were introduced, 
as follows: S. 1172-1182, S.J. Res. 18-19, and S. Res. 173-174. 
                                                             Page S4585
Measures Passed:
  World Press Freedom Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 143, recognizing 
the threats to freedom of the press and expression around the world and 
reaffirming freedom of the press as a priority in the efforts of the 
United States Government to promote democracy and good governance on 
the occasion of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, 2013.
  Page S4619
  National Child Awareness Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 173, 
designating September 2013 as ``National Child Awareness Month'' to 
promote awareness of charities benefiting children and youth-serving 
organizations throughout the United States and recognizing efforts made 
by those charities and organizations on behalf of children and youth as 
critical contributions to the future of the United States.
  Page S4620
  American Eagle Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 174, designating June 
20, 2013, as ``American Eagle Day'', and celebrating the recovery and 
restoration of the bald eagle, the national symbol of the United 
States.
  Page S4620
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 S4546-54, S4554-74
Adopted:
  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. (A unanimous-
consent agreement was reached providing that the requirement of a 60 
affirmative vote threshold, be vitiated.)
Pages S4546, S4558
  By a unanimous vote of 94 yeas (Vote No. 153), Tester Amendment No. 
1198, to modify the Border Oversight Task Force to include tribal 
government officials. (A unanimous-consent agreement was reached 
providing that the amendment, having achieved 60 affirmative votes, be 
agreed to.)
Pages S4546, S4559
Rejected:
  By 39 yeas to 54 nays (Vote No. 151), 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 require the 
completion of 700 miles of such fencing before the status of registered 
provisional immigrants may be adjusted to permanent resident status. (A 
unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the amendment, 
having failed to achieve 60 affirmative votes, the amendment was not 
agreed to.)
Pages S4546, S4548-54, S4558
  By 36 yeas to 58 nays (Vote No. 152), 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. (A 
unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the amendment, 
having failed to achieve 60 affirmative votes, the amendment was not 
agreed to.)
Pages S4546, S4558-59

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Pending:
  Leahy/Hatch Amendment No. 1183, to encourage and facilitate 
international participation in the performing arts.
Page S4546
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the 
following amendments be in order to be called up and that they not be 
subject to modification or division, with the exception of the 
technical modifications to the Merkley and Paul amendments contained in 
this agreement: Manchin Amendment No. 1268; Pryor Amendment No. 1298; 
Merkley Modified Amendment No. 1237; Boxer Amendment No. 1240; Reed 
Amendment No. 1224; Cornyn Amendment No. 1251; Lee Amendment No. 1208; 
Paul Modified Amendment No. 1200; Heller Amendment No. 1227; and Cruz 
Amendment No. 1320; that no second-degree amendments be in order to any 
of these amendments prior to votes on or in relation to the amendments.
                                                             Page S4571
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the bill at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, 
June 19, 2013.
Page S4620
Messages from the House:
  Page S4583
Measures Referred:
  Page S4583
Executive Communications:
  Pages S4583-85
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S4585-87
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S4587-91
Additional Statements:
  Pages S4582-83
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S4591-S4619
Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
  Page S4619
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S4619
Record Votes: Three record votes were taken today. (Total--153) 
                                                         Pages S4558-59
Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 7:42 p.m., 
until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings



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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
APPROPRIATIONS: AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FOOD AND DRUG 
ADMINISTRATION AND RELATED AGENCIES
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural 
Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies 
approved for full committee consideration an original bill making 
appropriations for agriculture programs for fiscal year 2014.
APPROPRIATIONS: MILITARY CONSTRUCTION AND VETERANS AFFAIRS, AND RELATED 
AGENCIES
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Military Construction and 
Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies approved for full committee 
consideration an original bill making appropriations for Military 
Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies for fiscal year 
2014.
REVERSE MORTGAGE LOANS
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on 
Housing, Transportation and Community Development concluded a hearing 
to examine long term sustainability for reverse mortgages, focusing on 
the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage's (HECM) impact on the mutual 
mortgage insurance fund, including S. 469, to assist the Secretary of 
Housing and Urban Development in stabilizing the Home Equity Conversion 
Mortgage program, after receiving testimony from Lori A. Trawinski, 
AARP Public Policy Institute, West Paterson, New Jersey; Odette 
Williamson, National Consumer Law Center, Hyde Park, Massachusetts; 
Ramsey L. Alwin, National Council on Aging, Kennebunkport, Maine; and 
Peter H. Bell, National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association, 
Washington, DC.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION BUDGET
Committee on the Budget: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the 
President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2014 for education, 
after receiving testimony from Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education.
NOMINATION
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded 
a hearing to examine the nomination of Thomas Edgar Wheeler, of the 
District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Federal Communications 
Commission, after the nominee testified and answered questions in his 
own behalf.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee ordered favorably 
reported the following business items:
  S. 28, to provide for the conveyance of a small parcel of National 
Forest System land in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Utah 
to Brigham Young University, with amendments;

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  S. 155, to designate a mountain in the State of Alaska as Denali;
  S. 159, to designate the Wovoka Wilderness and provide for certain 
land conveyances in Lyon County, Nevada, with amendments;
  S. 255, to withdraw certain Federal land and interests in that land 
from location, entry, and patent under the mining laws and disposition 
under the mineral and geothermal leasing laws, with an amendment;
  S. 285, to designate the Valles Caldera National Preserve as a unit 
of the National Park System, with an amendment;
  S. 327, to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary 
of the Interior to enter into cooperative agreements with State 
foresters authorizing State foresters to provide certain forest, 
rangeland, and watershed restoration and protection services, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 340, to provide for the settlement of certain claims under the 
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, with an amendment in the nature of 
a substitute;
  S. 341, to designate certain lands in San Miguel, Ouray, and San Juan 
Counties, Colorado, as wilderness, with amendments;
  S. 353, to designate certain land in the State of Oregon as 
wilderness, to make additional wild and scenic river designations in 
the State of Oregon, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 360, to amend the Public Lands Corps Act of 1993 to expand the 
authorization of the Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, and the 
Interior to provide service opportunities for young Americans; help 
restore the nation's natural, cultural, historic, archaeological, 
recreational and scenic resources; train a new generation of public 
land managers and enthusiasts; and promote the value of public service, 
with amendments;
  S. 486, to authorize pedestrian and motorized vehicular access in 
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area, with an amendment in 
the nature of a substitute; and
  S. 783, to amend the Helium Act to improve helium stewardship, with 
an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
HEALTH CARE COSTS
Committee on Finance: Committee concluded a hearing to examine health 
care costs, after receiving testimony from Steven Brill, TIME Magazine, 
New York, New York; Suzanne F. Delbanco, Catalyst for Payment Reform, 
and Giovanni, Colella, Castlight Health, Inc., both of San Francisco, 
California; and Paul B. Ginsburg, Center for Studying Health System 
Change, and National Institute for Health Care Reform, Washington, D.C.
DEMOCRATIC REFORM AND ECONOMIC RECOVERY IN ZIMBABWE
Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on African Affairs 
concluded a hearing to examine prospects for democratic reform and 
economic recovery in Zimbabwe, after receiving testimony from Donald 
Yamamoto, Acting Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of African 
Affairs; Earl Gast, Assistant Administrator for Africa, United States 
Agency for International Development; and Dewa Mavhinga, Human Rights 
Watch, Mark L. Schneider, International Crisis Group, and Todd J. Moss, 
Center for Global Development, all of Washington, D.C.
UNITED STATES-MEXICO SECURITY RELATIONSHIP
Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere and 
Global Narcotics Affairs concluded a hearing to examine security 
cooperation in Mexico, focusing on the next steps in the United States-
Mexico security relationship, after receiving testimony from Roberta S. 
Jacobson, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, and 
William R. Brownfield, Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics 
and Law Enforcement Affairs, both of the Department of State; Mark 
Feierstein, Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the 
Caribbean, United States Agency for International Development; Shannon 
K. O'Neil, Council on Foreign Relations, and Nik Steinberg, Human 
Rights Watch, both of New York, New York; and Duncan Wood, Woodrow 
Wilson International Center for Scholars Mexico Institute, Washington, 
D.C.
NOMINATION
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee 
concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of Daniel M. Tangherlini, 
of the District of Columbia, to be Administrator of General Services, 
after the nominee testified and answered questions in his own behalf.
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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[Pages D593-D594]
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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 19 public bills, H.R. 2407-
2409, 2411-2426; 1 private bill, H.R. 2427; and 3 resolutions, H.J. 
Res. 50; and H. Res. 269-270, were introduced.
  Pages H3758-59
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H3759-60
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 2410, making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, 
Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 
113-116) and
  H. Res. 271, providing for further consideration of the bill (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 (H. Rept. 113-117).
Page H3758
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Poe (TX) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H3691
Recess: The House recessed at 10:47 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon. 
                                                             Page H3696
Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest chaplain, Reverend 
Bradley Hales, Reformation Lutheran Church, Culpeper, Virginia. 
                                                             Page H3696
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  International Child Support Recovery Improvement Act of 2013: H.R. 
1896, to amend part D of title IV of the Social Security Act to ensure 
that the United States can comply fully with the obligations of the 
Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of 
Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance, by a 2/3 yea-and-
nay vote of 394 yeas to 27 nays, Roll No. 252;
  Pages H3700-04, H3744
  Amending the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include vaccines 
against seasonal influenza within the definition of taxable vaccines: 
H.R. 475, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include 
vaccines against seasonal influenza within the definition of taxable 
vaccines; and
  Pages H3704-05
  Directing the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to obtain 
observer status for Taiwan at the triennial International Civil 
Aviation Organization Assembly: H.R. 1151, to direct the Secretary of 
State to develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan at the 
triennial International Civil Aviation Organization Assembly, by a 2/3 
yea-and-nay vote of 424 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 250. 
                                               Pages H3705-08, H3720-21
Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013: The House 
began consideration of H.R. 1947, to provide for the reform and 
continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of 
Agriculture through fiscal year 2018. Consideration is expected to 
resume tomorrow, June 19th.
  Pages H3721-30
  H. Res. 266, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 
1947) and (H.R. 1797), was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 232 yeas 
to 193 nays, Roll No. 249, after the previous question was ordered by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 229 yeas to 196 nays, Roll No. 248. 
                                                         Pages H3708-20
  A point of order was raised against the consideration of H. Res. 266 
and it was agreed to proceed with consideration of the resolution by 
voice vote.
Pages H3708-10
Recess: The House recessed at 6:02 p.m. and reconvened at 6:15 p.m. 
                                                             Page H3743
Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act: The House passed H.R. 1797, 
to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn 
children in the District of Columbia, by a yea-and-nay vote of 228 yeas 
to 196 nays, Roll No. 251.
  Pages H3730-43, S3743-44
  Pursuant to the rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute 
consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-15 shall be 
considered as adopted, in lieu of the amendment in the nature of a 
substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in 
the bill.
Page H3730
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To amend title 18, United 
States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other 
purposes.''.
Page H3744
  H. Res. 266, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 
1947) and (H.R. 1797), was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 232 yeas 
to 193 nays, Roll No. 249, after the previous question was ordered by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 229 yeas to 196 nays, Roll No. 248. 
                                                         Pages H3708-20
  A point of order was raised against the consideration of H. Res. 266 
and it was agreed to proceed with consideration of the resolution by 
voice vote.
Pages H3708-10
Recess: The House recessed at 8:56 p.m. and reconvened at 12:45 a.m. on 
Wednesday, June 19th.
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Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and 
subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H3700.
Senate Referral: S. 330 was referred to the Committees on Energy and 
Commerce and the Judiciary.
  Page H3757
Quorum Calls--Votes: Five yea-and-nay votes developed during the 
proceedings of today and appear on pages H3719-20, H3720, H3720-21, 
H3743, and H3744. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 12:46 a.m. on 
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Committee Meetings
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Energy and Water 
Development held a markup on Energy and Water Development 
Appropriations Bill, Fiscal Year 2014. The bill was forwarded, without 
amendment.
PROMOTING THE ACCURACY AND ACCOUNTABILITY OF THE DAVIS-BACON ACT
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Workforce 
Protections held a hearing entitled ``Promoting the Accuracy and 
Accountability of the Davis-Bacon Act''. Testimony was heard from Erica 
Groshen, Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics; and public 
witnesses.
BIOWATCH AND THE SURVEILLANCE OF BIOTERRORISM
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Continuing Concerns Over 
BioWatch and the Surveillance of Bioterrorism''. Testimony was heard 
from Michael Walter, BioWatch Program Manager, Office of Health 
Affairs, Department of Homeland Security; and Toby L. Merlin, M.D., 
Director, Division of Preparedness and Emerging Infections, National 
Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
U.S. ENERGY ABUNDANCE: REGULATORY, MARKET, AND LEGAL BARRIERS TO EXPORT
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy and Power held 
a hearing entitled ``U.S. Energy Abundance: Regulatory, Market, and 
Legal Barriers to Export''. Testimony was heard from Christopher A. 
Smith, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant 
Secretary for Fossil Energy, Department of Energy; Jeff C. Wright, 
Director, Office of Energy Project, Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission; Jennifer Moyer, Acting Chief, Regulatory Program, U.S. Army 
Corps of Engineers; Mike McGinn, Mayor, City of Seattle, WA; and public 
witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Full Committee began a markup on H.R. 
2218, the ``Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013''; H.R. 
2226, the ``Federal and State Partnership for Environmental Protection 
Act of 2013''; H.R. 2279, the ``Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations 
Act of 2013''; and H.R. 2318, the ``Federal Facility Accountability 
Act''.
EXAMINING HOW THE DODD-FRANK ACT HAMPERS HOME OWNERSHIP
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Financial Institutions 
and Consumer Credit held a hearing entitled ``Examining How the Dodd-
Frank Act Hampers Home Ownership''. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.
CFPB BUDGET REVIEW
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``CFPB Budget Review''. 
Testimony was heard from Stephen Agostini, Chief Financial Officer, 
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
ELECTIONS IN IRAN
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on the Middle East and North 
Africa held a hearing entitled ``Elections in Iran: The Regime 
Cementing its Control''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
FUTURE OF THE TWIC PROGRAM
Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Border and Maritime 
Security held a hearing entitled ``Threat, Risk and Vulnerability: The 
Future of the TWIC Program''. Testimony was heard from Rear Admiral 
Joseph A. Servidio, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, U.S. 
Coast Guard; Steve Sadler, Assistant Administrator, Office of 
Intelligence and Analysis, Transportation Security Administration; 
Stephen M. Lord, Director, Forensic Audits and Investigative Services, 
Government Accountability Office; and a public witness.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 2278, 
the ``Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement Act''. The bill was ordered 
reported, as amended.


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  June 18, 2013, on page D594, the following appeared: 
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee 
began a markup on H.R. 2278, the ``Strengthen and Fortify 
Enforcement Act''.
  
  The online version should be corrected to read: MISCELLANEOUS 
MEASURE Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee held a markup 
on H.R. 2278, the ``Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement Act''. The 
bill was ordered reported, as amended.


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CITIZEN AND AGENCY PERSPECTIVES ON THE FEDERAL LAND RECREATION 
ENHANCEMENT ACT
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Public Lands and 
Environmental Regulation held a hearing entitled ``Citizen and Agency 
Perspectives on the Federal Land Recreation Enhancement Act''. 
Testimony was heard from Pamela K. Haze, Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Budget, Finance, Performance and Acquisition, Department of the 
Interior; Leslie Weldon, Deputy Chief, United States Forest Service, 
Department of Agriculture; Lewis Ledford, Director, North Carolina 
Division of Parks and Recreation; and public witnesses.
UPDATE FROM TRIBAL LEADERS AND TRIBAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROVIDERS ON 
THE UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska 
Native Affairs held a hearing entitled ``Update from tribal leaders and 
tribal telecommunications providers on the implementation of the 
Federal Communications Commission's rule on the Universal Service 
Fund''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
REINVENTING GOVERNMENT
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Full Committee held a 
hearing entitled ``Reinventing Government''. Testimony was heard from 
public witnesses.
FEDERAL AGRICULTURE REFORM AND RISK MANAGEMENT ACT OF 2013
Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 1947, the 
``Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013''. The 
Committee granted, by voice vote, a rule providing for further 
consideration of H.R. 1947 under a structured rule. 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 113-14, 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. Each amendment printed in 
part B of the report may be 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, 
may be withdrawn by its proponent at any time before action thereon, 
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 Agriculture 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 
Agriculture or 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. In Section 4, the 
rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. 
Testimony was heard from Chairman Goodlatte and Representatives 
Conaway, Thompson (PA), Denham, Gibbs, Gohmert, Marino, Foxx, Petri, 
Whitfield, Pitts, Latta, Graves (GA), Stutzman, Brooks (AL), Duffy, 
Gosar, Huelskamp, Mulvaney, Radel, Costa, Jackson Lee, McGovern, 
Hastings (FL), Polis, Rangel, DeLauro, Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX), 
Blumenauer, Kind, Michaud, Welch, Speier, Cardenas, Danny K. Davis 
(IL), Gabbard, and Kildee.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Full Committee held a 
business meeting, to consider an amendment to Committee Rules; approval 
of a resolution amending the Majority Subcommittee Roster; and approval 
of a resolution amending the Minority Subcommittee Roster. The 
Committee agreed to amend the Committee Rules. The Committee also 
agreed to the resolutions on the Majority and Minority Subcommittee 
Rosters.
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY PRIORITIES
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Full Committee held a 
hearing entitled ``Department of Energy Science & Technology 
Priorities''. Testimony was heard from Ernest Moniz, Secretary, 
Department of Energy.
IMPACTS OF DOT'S COMMERCIAL DRIVER HOURS OF SERVICE REGULATIONS
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on 
Highways and Transit held a hearing

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entitled ``The Impacts of DOT's Commercial Driver Hours of Service 
Regulations''. Testimony was heard from Anne Ferro, Administrator, 
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; and public witnesses.
VETERANS WAITING YEARS ON APPEAL
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Disability Assistance 
and Memorial Affairs held a hearing entitled ``Why Are Veterans Waiting 
Years on Appeal?: A Review of the Post-Decision Process for Appealed 
Veterans' Disability Benefits Claims''. Testimony was heard from the 
following Department of Veterans Affairs officials: Keith Wilson, 
Director Roanoke Regional Office Veterans Benefits Administration; 
Laura Eskenazi, Principal Deputy Vice Chairman, Board of Veterans' 
Appeal; Ronald S. Burke, Jr., Director, Appeals Management Center, 
National Capital Region Benefits Office, Veterans' Benefits 
Administration; and Bruce E. Kasold, Chief Judge U.S. Court of Appeals 
for Veterans Claims.
FRAGMENTED WELFARE SYSTEM
Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Human Resources held a 
hearing entitled ``Reviewing How Today's Fragmented Welfare System 
Fails to Lift Up Poor Families''. Testimony was heard from Jeffrey 
Kling, Associate Director for Economic Analysis, Congressional Budget 
Office; and public witnesses.
DISCLOSED NSA PROGRAMS
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Full Committee held a 
hearing entitled ``How Disclosed NSA Programs Protect Americans, and 
Why Disclosure Aids Our Adversaries''. Testimony was heard from General 
Keith Alexander, Director of the National Security Agency; James Cole, 
Deputy Attorney General; Sean Joyce, Deputy Director of the Federal 
Bureau of Investigation; and Robert Litt, General Counsel, Office of 
the Director of National Intelligence General Counsel.

Joint Meetings

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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2013-06-19



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                   COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

                             JUNE 19, 2013

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Department of 
Defense, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates for 
fiscal year 2014 for Joint Strike Fighter, 9:30 a.m., SD-192.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold 
hearings to examine next steps in improving passenger and freight 
rail safety, 10 a.m., SR-253.
  Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security, to hold 
hearings to examine airline industry consolidation, 2:30 p.m., SR-
253.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine the 
nominations of Geoffrey R. Pyatt, of California, to be Ambassador to 
Ukraine, and Tulinabo Salama Mushingi, of Virginia, to be Ambassador 
to Burkina Faso, both of the Department of State, 2 p.m., SD-419.
  Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Subcommittee 
on Primary Health and Aging, to hold hearings to examine reducing 
senior poverty and hunger, focusing on the role of the ``Older 
Americans Act'', 10 a.m., SD-430.
  Committee on the Judiciary: to hold an oversight hearing to 
examine the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 10 a.m., SD-106.
  Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of 
Todd M. Hughes, of the District of Columbia, to be United States 
Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit, Colin Stirling Bruce, to be 
United States District Judge for the Central District of Illinois, 
Sara Lee Ellis, and Andrea R. Wood, both to be a United States 
District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, and Madeline 
Hughes Haikala, to be United States District Judge for the Northern 
District of Alabama, 3 p.m., SD-226.
  Special Committee on Aging: to hold hearings to examine paperless 
Social Security payments, focusing on protecting seniors from fraud 
and confusion, 2 p.m., SD-366.


                                 House

  Committee On Appropriations, Subcommittee on Transportation, 
Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies, markup on 
Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Bill Fiscal Year 2014, 10 a.m., 2358-A Rayburn.
  Committee on the Budget, Full Committee, markup of H.R. 1871, the 
``Baseline Reform Act of 2013''; and H.R. 1874, the ``Pro-Growth 
Budgeting Act of 2013'', 10 a.m., 210 Cannon.
  Committee on Education and the Workforce, Full Committee, markup 
on H.R. 5, the ``Student Success Act'', 9 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.
  Committee on Energy And Commerce, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 
2218, the ``Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013''; H.R. 
2226, the ``Federal and State Partnership for Environmental 
Protection Act of 2013''; H.R. 2279, the ``Reducing Excessive 
Deadline Obligations Act of 2013''; and H.R. 2318, the ``Federal 
Facility Accountability Act'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 
1564, the ``Audit Integrity and Job Protection Act''; H.R. 1105, the 
``Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act''; H.R. 
1135, the ``Burdensome Data Collection Relief Act''; and H.R. 2374, 
the ``Retail Investor Protection Act'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Western 
Hemisphere, hearing entitled ``Regional Security Cooperation: An 
Examination of the Central American

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Regional Security Initiative and the Caribbean Basin Security 
Initiative'', 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Judiciary, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 1773, 
the ``Agricultural Guestworker Act'', 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on 
Government Operations, hearing entitled ``Federal Government 
Approaches to Issuing Biometric IDs: Part II'', 9:30 a.m., 2154 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on 
Space, hearing entitled ``NASA Authorization Act of 2013'', 10 a.m., 
2318 Rayburn.
  Committee on Small Business, Full Committee, hearing entitled 
``Made in the USA: Stories of American Manufacturers'', 1 p.m., 2360 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations, hearing on H.R. 1490, the ``Veterans' Privacy Act''; 
H.R. 1792, the ``Infectious Disease Reporting Act''; and H.R. 1804, 
the ``Foreign Travel Accountability Act'', 1:30 p.m., 334 Cannon.
  Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Social Security, 
hearing on encouraging work through the Social Security Disability 
Insurance Program, 10 a.m., B-318 Rayburn.



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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                     9:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 19

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Wednesday: After the transaction of any morning business 
(not to extend beyond one hour), 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., Wednesday, June 19

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Wednesday: Continue consideration of H.R. 1947--Federal 
Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act.
    
    
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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Coble, Howard, N.C., E911
Coffman, Mike, Colo., E911
Costa, Jim, Calif., E910
Engel, Eliot L., N.Y., E909
Fudge, Marcia L., Ohio, E906
Garrett, Scott, N.J., E903
Grimm, Michael G., N.Y., E904
Harper, Gregg, Miss., E906
Huffman, Jared, Calif., E907, E912
Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E910
Jordan, Jim, Ohio, E903
Kuster, Ann M., N.H., E906
Lamborn, Doug, Colo., E904
Latta, Robert E., Ohio, E909
Lee, Barbara, Calif., E904, E907
Long, Billy, Mo., E910
Marchant, Kenny, Tex., E908
Messer, Luke, Ind., E911
Miller, George, Calif., E908
Moran, James P., Va., E908
Norton, Eleanor Holmes, D.C., E910
Pastor, Ed, Ariz., E907
Peters, Scott H., Calif., E909
Poe, Ted, Tex., E904
Sarbanes, John P., Md., E908
Schakowsky, Janice D., Ill., E904, E911
Austin, David, Ga., E906, E909, E912
Smith, Lamar, Tex., E911
Thompson, Bennie G., Miss., E903, E905, E907, E908, E909, E911, E912
Tipton, Scott R., Colo., E903
Young, C.W. Bill, Fla., E903



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