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                                            Thursday, June 27, 2013

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HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate confirmed the nomination of Anthony Renard Foxx, of North 
      Carolina, to be Secretary of Transportation.
      Senate passed S. 744, Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and 
      Immigration Modernization Act, as amended.
      Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 19, Adjournment Resolution.
      House agreed to S. Con. Res. 19, Adjournament Resolution.

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S5315-S5512
Measures Introduced: Thirty-two bills and four resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 1237-1268, S. Res. 190-192, and S. Con. Res. 
19.
  Pages S5498-99
Measures Reported:
  S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, 
and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2014. (S. Rept. No. 113-45)
  S. 1244, making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, 
Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2014. (S. Rept. No. 113-46)
  S. 1245, making appropriations for energy and water development and 
related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014. (S. 
Rept. No. 113-47)
  H.R. 2216, making appropriations for military construction, the 
Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2014, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute. (S. Rept. No. 113-48)
  S. 27, to clarify authority granted under the Act entitled ``An Act 
to define the exterior boundary of the Uintah and Ouray Indian 
Reservation in the State of Utah''. (S. Rept. No. 113-49)
  S. 59, to designate a Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial at 
the March Field Air Museum in Riverside, California. (S. Rept. No. 113-
50)
  S. 156, to allow for the harvest of gull eggs by the Huna Tlingit 
people within Glacier Bay National Park in the State of Alaska, with an 
amendment. (S. Rept. No. 113-51)
  S. 211, to amend certain definitions contained in the Provo River 
Project Transfer Act for purposes of clarifying certain property 
descriptions. (S. Rept. No. 113-52)
  S. 225, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study 
of alternatives for commemorating and interpreting the role of the 
Buffalo Soldiers in the early years of the National Parks. (S. Rept. 
No. 113-53)
  S. 241, to establish the Rio Grande del Norte National Conservation 
Area in the State of New Mexico, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute. (S. Rept. No. 113-54)
  S. 256, to amend Public Law 93-435 with respect to the Northern 
Mariana Islands, providing parity with Guam, the Virgin Islands, and 
American Samoa, with an amendment. (S. Rept. No. 113-55)
  S. 284, to transfer certain facilities, easements, and rights-of-way 
to Fort Sumner Irrigation District, New Mexico. (S. Rept. No. 113-56)
  S. 305, to authorize the acquisition of core battlefield land at 
Champion Hill, Port Gibson, and Raymond for addition to Vicksburg 
National Military Park, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 113-57)
  S. 312, to adjust the boundary of the Carson National Forest, New 
Mexico. (S. Rept. No. 113-58)
  S. 342, to designate the Pine Forest Range Wilderness area in 
Humboldt County, Nevada. (S. Rept. No. 113-59)
  S. 349, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a 
segment of the Beaver, Chipuxet, Queen, Wood, and Pawcatuck Rivers in 
the States

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of Connecticut and Rhode Island for study for potential addition to the 
National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. (S. Rept. No. 113-60)
  S. 368, to reauthorize the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act, 
with an amendment. (S. Rept. No. 113-61)
  S. 371, to establish the Blackstone River Valley National Historical 
Park, to dedicate the Park to John H. Chafee. (S. Rept. No. 113-62)
  S. 447, to provide for the conveyance of certain cemeteries that are 
located on National Forest System land in Black Hills National Forest, 
South Dakota. (S. Rept. No. 113-63)
  S. 476, to amend the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Development Act to 
extend to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park 
Commission, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. 
No. 113-64)
  S. 507, to establish the Manhattan Project National Historical Park 
in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Hanford, 
Washington, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 113-65)
  S. 609, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain 
Federal land in San Juan County, New Mexico, with amendments. (S. Rept. 
No. 113-66)
  S. 736, to establish a maximum amount for special use permit fees 
applicable to certain cabins on National Forest System land in the 
State of Alaska, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 113-67)
  S. 757, to provide for the implementation of the multispecies habitat 
conservation plan for the Virgin River, Nevada, and Lincoln County, 
Nevada, to extend the authority to purchase certain parcels of public 
land. (S. Rept. No. 113-68)
  H.R. 316, to reinstate and transfer certain hydroelectric licenses 
and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of certain 
hydroelectric projects, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute. (S. Rept. No. 113-69)
Pages S5497-98
Measures Passed:
  Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization 
Act: By 68 yeas to 32 nays (Vote No. 168), Senate passed S. 744, to 
provide for comprehensive immigration reform, after taking action on 
the following amendments and motions proposed thereto: 
                                            Pages S5315-17, S5329-S5475
Adopted:
  By 68 yeas to 32 nays (Vote No. 166), Senate adopted the committee-
reported substitute amendment.
Page S5330
Withdrawn:
  Reid Amendment No. 1552 (to the language proposed to be stricken by 
the reported committee substitute amendment to the bill), to change the 
enactment date.
Pages S5316, S5329-30
  Reid Amendment No. 1553 (to Amendment No. 1552), of a perfecting 
nature.
Pages S5316, S5329-30
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  Chair sustained a point of order that Leahy (for Reed) Amendment No. 
1224, to clarify the physical present requirements for merit-based 
immigrant visa applicants, was not in order, and the amendment thus 
fell.
Page S5316
  Chair sustained a point of order that Cruz Amendment No. 1320, to 
replace title I of the bill with specific border security requirements, 
which shall be met before the Secretary of Homeland Security may 
process applications for registered immigrant status or blue card 
status and to avoid Department of Homeland Security budget reductions, 
was not in order, and the amendment thus fell.
Page S5316
  Chair sustained a point of order that Boxer/Landrieu Amendment No. 
1240, to require training for National Guard and Coast Guard officers 
and agents in training programs on border protection, immigration law 
enforcement, and how to address vulnerable populations, such as 
children and victims of crime, was not in order, and the amendment thus 
fell.
Page S5316
  By 68 yeas to 32 nays (Vote No. 167), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed 
to the motion to close further debate on the bill.
Page S5330
  Triennial International Civil Aviation Organization Assembly: Senate 
passed 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.
  Page S5509
  Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge: Senate passed H.R. 2383, to 
designate the new Interstate Route 70 bridge over the Mississippi River 
connecting St. Louis, Missouri, and southwestern Illinois as the ``Stan 
Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge''.
  Page S5509
  Congressional Gold Medal: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban 
Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 324, to grant 
the Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the First Special 
Service Force, in recognition of its superior service during World War 
II, and the bill was then passed.
  Pages S5509-10
  Battle of Gettysburg 150th Anniversary: Senate agreed to S. Res. 192, 
commemorating the 150th

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anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the significance of this 
battle in the history of the United States.
  Page S5510
  Adjournment Resolution: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 19, providing 
for a conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate and an 
adjournment of the House of Representatives.
  Page S5510
Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization 
Act Printing--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached 
providing that S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform, 
as amended, and passed by the Senate, be printed.
  Page S5510
Signing Authority--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached 
providing that from Friday, June 28, 2013 through Monday, July 8, 2013, 
the Majority Leader and Senators Mikulski and Reed be authorized to 
sign duly enrolled bills or joint resolutions.
  Page S5510
Authorizing Leadership to Make Appointments--Agreement: A unanimous-
consent agreement was reached providing that, notwithstanding the 
upcoming recess or adjournment of the Senate, the President of the 
Senate, the President Pro Tempore, and the Majority and Minority 
Leaders be authorized to make appointments to commissions, committees, 
boards, conferences, or interparliamentary conferences authorized by 
law, by concurrent action of the two Houses, or by order of the Senate.
                                                             Page S5510
Pro Forma--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached 
providing that the Senate adjourn, and convene for pro forma sessions 
only, with no business conducted on the following dates and times, and 
that following each pro forma session, the Senate adjourn until the 
next pro forma session: Friday, June 28, 2013 at 12:15 p.m.; Tuesday, 
July 2, 2013 at 10:15 a.m.; and Friday, July 5, 2013 at 12 p.m.; and 
that the Senate adjourn on Friday, July 5, 2013, until 2 p.m., on 
Monday, July 8, 2013, unless the Senate receives a message from the 
House of Representatives that it has adopted S. Con. Res. 19, providing 
for a conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate and an 
adjournment of the House of Representatives, and that if the Senate 
receives such a message, the Senate adjourn until 2 p.m., on Monday, 
July 8, 2013.
  Page S5510
Message from the President: Senate received the following message from 
the President of the United States:
  Transmitting, pursuant to law, the notification of the President's 
intent to terminate the designation of Bangladesh as a beneficiary 
developing country under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) 
program; which was referred to the Committee on Finance. (PM-15) 
                                                             Page S5492
Dorsey Nomination--Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time agreement was 
reached providing that at a time to be determined by the Majority 
Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, Senate begin 
consideration of the nomination of Jennifer A. Dorsey, of Nevada, to be 
United States District Judge for the District of Nevada; that there be 
one hour for debate equally divided in the usual form; that following 
the use or yielding back of time, Senate vote, without intervening 
action or debate, on confirmation of the nomination; and that no 
further motions be in order.
  Page S5508
Phillips Nomination--Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time agreement was 
reached providing that at 5 p.m., on Monday, July 8, 2013, Senate begin 
consideration of the nomination of Gregory Alan Phillips, of Wyoming, 
to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit; 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 nomination; and that no further 
motions be in order.
  Page S5508
West Nomination--Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time agreement was 
reached providing that at a time to be determined by the Majority 
Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, Senate begin 
consideration of the nomination of Derek Anthony West, of California, 
to be Associate Attorney General; that there be one hour for debate 
equally divided in the usual form; that following the use or yielding 
back of time, Senate vote, without intervening action or debate, on 
confirmation of the nomination; and that no further motions be in 
order.
  Page S5508
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  By a unanimous vote of 100 yeas (Vote No. EX. 165), Anthony Renard 
Foxx, of North Carolina, to be Secretary of Transportation. 
                                                     Pages S5329, S5511
  Sylvia M. Becker, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the 
Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States for the term 
expiring September 30, 2013.
  Sylvia M. Becker, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the 
Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States for the term 
expiring September 30, 2016.
  Marietta S. Robinson, of Michigan, to be a Commissioner of the 
Consumer Product Safety Commission for a term of seven years from 
October 27, 2010.

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  (Prior to this action, Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation was discharged from further consideration.) 
                                               Pages S5508-09, S5511-12
  Allison M. Macfarlane, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission for a term expiring June 30, 2018.
  Brian C. Deese, of Massachusetts, to be Deputy Director of the Office 
of Management and Budget.
  William S. Jasien, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal 
Retirement Thrift Investment Board for a term expiring October 11, 
2015.
  Ann Marie Buerkle, of New York, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer 
Product Safety Commission for a term of seven years from October 27, 
2011.
  (Prior to this action, Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation was discharged from further consideration.) 
                                               Pages S5508-09, S5511-12
  Daniel M. Tangherlini, of the District of Columbia, to be 
Administrator of General Services.
  1 Air Force nomination in the rank of general.
  1 Army nomination in the rank of general.
  1 Coast Guard nomination in the rank of admiral.
  1 Navy nomination in the rank of admiral.
  Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, and Navy. 
                                               Pages S5508-09, S5511-12
  Howard A. Shelanski, of Pennsylvania, to be Administrator of the 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and 
Budget.
Pages S5509, S5511
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr., of Louisiana, to be United States Attorney 
for the Eastern District of Louisiana for the term of four years.
  Robert Bonnie, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for 
Natural Resources and Environment.
  Krysta L. Harden, of Georgia, to be Deputy Secretary of Agriculture.
  Susan J. Rabern, of Kansas, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Navy.
  Katherine M. O'Regan, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of 
Housing and Urban Development.
  Ellen C. Herbst, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of 
Commerce.
  Ellen C. Herbst, of Virginia, to be Chief Financial Officer, 
Department of Commerce.
  Ronald J. Binz, of Colorado, to be a Member of the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission for the term expiring June 30, 2018.
  James Costos, of California, to serve concurrently and without 
additional compensation as Ambassador to Andorra.
  Patrick Hubert Gaspard, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic 
of South Africa.
  Steve A. Linick, of Virginia, to be Inspector General, Department of 
State.
  James C. Swan, of California, to be Ambassador to the Democratic 
Republic of the Congo.
  Kirk W.B. Wagar, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Singapore.
  Alexa Lange Wesner, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Austria.
  Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas, of the District of Columbia, to be 
Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security.
  35 Army nominations in the rank of general.
  24 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.
  Routine lists in the Navy.
Pages S5510-11
Measures Placed on the Calendar:
  Pages S5492, S5510
Executive Communications:
  Pages S5493-95
Petitions and Memorials:
  Pages S5495-97
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S5499-S5501
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S5501-07
Additional Statements:
  Pages S5491-92
Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
  Page S5507
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S5507-08
Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S5508
Record Votes: Four record votes were taken today. (Total--168) 
                                           Pages S5329, S5330, S5356-57
Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 7:20 p.m., 
until 12:15 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2013. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S5510.)



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(Committees not listed did not meet)
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Appropriations: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
following business items:
  An original bill (S. 1243) making appropriations for Transportation, 
Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2014; and
  An original bill (S. 1245) making appropriations for Energy and Water 
Development for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014.

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NOMINATIONS
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded a 
hearing to examine the nominations of Melvin L. Watt, of North 
Carolina, to be Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, who was 
introduced by Senators Hagan and Burr, Jason Furman, of New York, to be 
a Member and Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, who was 
introduced by Senator Schumer, Kara Marlene Stein, of Maryland, who was 
introduced by Senator Reed, and Michael Sean Piwowar, of Virginia, who 
was introduced by Senator Crapo, both to be a Member of the Securities 
and Exchange Commission, and Richard T. Metsger, of Oregon, to be a 
Member of the National Credit Union Administration Board, who was 
introduced by Senator Merkley, after the nominees testified and 
answered questions in their own behalf.
EXPLOSIONS IN WEST, TEXAS AND GEISMAR, LOUISIANA
Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee concluded an 
oversight hearing to examine Federal risk management and emergency 
planning programs to prevent and address chemical threats, including 
the events leading up to the explosions in West, Texas and Geismar, 
Louisiana, after receiving testimony from Rafael Moure-Eraso, 
Chairperson, Chemical Safety Board; Barry N. Breen, Principal Deputy 
Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 
Environmental Protection Agency; Randall L. Sawyer, Contra Costa Health 
Services, Martinez, California; Richard Webre, Ascension Parish Office 
of Homeland Security, Gonzales, Louisiana; Paul Orum, Coalition to 
Prevent Chemical Disasters, Washington, D.C.; M. Sam Mannan, Texas A 
University System Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center, College 
Station; and Kim Nibarger, United Steelworkers, Pittsburgh, 
Pennsylvania.
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY CONTRACT MANAGEMENT
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee 
on Financial and Contracting Oversight concluded a hearing to examine 
contract management by the Department of Energy, after receiving 
testimony from Gregory H. Friedman, Inspector General, and Jack Surash, 
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Project Management, 
Office of Environmental Management, both of the Department of Energy; 
Joseph F. Bader, Board Member, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board; 
Michael Graham, Bechtel National, Inc., Washington, D.C.; Michael 
McKlevy, CH2M HILL Constructors, Inc., Englewood, Colorado; and Frank 
Sheppard, Parsons Salt Waste Processing Facility, Pasadena, California.
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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Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 41 public bills, H.R. 2529-
2569; 1 private bill, H.R. 2570; and 5 resolutions, H. Res. 280-284 
were introduced.
  Pages H4141-45
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H4145-46
Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Poe (TX) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H4083
Recess: The House recessed at 11:13 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon. 
                                                             Page H4091
Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest chaplain, Chaplain Angel 
Berrios, 308th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Meade, Maryland. 
                                                             Page H4091
Recess: The House recessed at 1:54 p.m. and reconvened at 2:09 p.m. 
                                                             Page H4105
Outer Continental Shelf Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreements 
Authorization Act: The House passed H.R. 1613, to amend the Outer 
Continental Shelf Lands Act to provide for the proper Federal 
management and oversight of transboundary hydrocarbon reservoirs, by a 
recorded vote of 256 ayes to 171 noes, Roll No. 293. 
                                                      Pages H4096-H4108
  Rejected the Garcia motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on 
Natural Resources with instructions to report the same back to the 
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forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 194 ayes to 232 
noes, Roll No. 292.
Pages H4106-07
  Pursuant to the rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute 
recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the 
bill shall be considered as adopted.
Pages H4098
  Agreed by unanimous consent that during the consideration of H.R. 
1613 and H.R. 2231 pursuant to H. Res. 274, amendment numbered 1 
printed in part A of House Report 113-131 and amendments numbered 5 and 
10 printed in part B of that report be modified.
Pages H4096-98
Rejected:
  Grayson amendment (No. 1 printed in part A of H. Rept. 113-131), as 
modified, that sought to ensure that no portion of this legislation is 
construed as affecting the right of any state to prohibit the 
management, leasing, developing, and use of lands (including offshore 
oil drilling) beneath navigable waters within its boundaries (by a yea-
and-nay vote of 213 yeas to 213 nays, Roll No. 291).
Pages H4104-06
  H. Res. 274, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 
1613), (H.R. 2231), and (H.R. 2410), was agreed to yesterday, June 
26th.
Suspension--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules 
and pass the following measure which was debated yesterday, June 26th:
  Amending title 10, United States Code, to require an Inspector 
General investigation of allegations of retaliatory personnel actions 
taken in response to making protected communications regarding sexual 
assault: H.R. 1864, to amend title 10, United States Code, to require 
an Inspector General investigation of allegations of retaliatory 
personnel actions taken in response to making protected communications 
regarding sexual assault, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 423 yeas with 
none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 294.
  Pages H4108-09
Offshore Energy and Jobs Act: The House began consideration of H.R. 
2231, to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to increase energy 
exploration and production on the Outer Continental Shelf, provide for 
equitable revenue sharing for all coastal States, and implement the 
reorganization of the functions of the former Minerals Management 
Service into distinct and separate agencies. Consideration is expected 
to continue tomorrow, June 28th.
  Pages H4109-32
  Pursuant to the rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute 
consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-16 shall be 
considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the 
five-minute rule, in lieu of the amendment in the nature of a 
substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now 
printed in the bill.
Page H4115
  Agreed by unanimous consent that during the consideration of H.R. 
1613 and H.R. 2231 pursuant to H. Res. 274, amendment numbered 1 
printed in part A of House Report 113-131 and amendments numbered 5 and 
10 printed in part B of that report be modified.
Pages H4096-98
Agreed to:
  Brady (TX) amendment (No. 1 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-131) 
that requires the Secretary of the Interior to include those areas 
requested by State Governors in any environmental review conducted or 
statement prepared for the leasing program under the National 
Environmental Policy Act;
Pages H4120-21
  Lamborn amendment (No. 3 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-131) that 
prohibits the authorizing of leases under the Outer Continental Shelf 
Lands Act to any person in violation of various Iranian sanctions; 
                                                         Pages H4122-23
  Cassidy amendment (No. 6 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-131) that 
stipulates that no later than 60 days after the date of enactment of 
H.R. 2231, the Secretary of the Interior shall issue rules to provide 
more clarity, certainty, and stability to the revenue streams 
contemplated by the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006; 
                                                         Pages H4126-27
  Flores amendment (No. 4 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-131) that 
limits Bureau of Ocean Energy and Ocean Energy Safety Service 
activities related to the National Ocean Policy developed under 
Executive Order 13547. Requires a report be submitted to Congress 
identifying expenditures for fiscal years 2011-2013 by the Bureau of 
Ocean Energy, Ocean Energy Safety Service, and their predecessor 
agencies (by a recorded vote of 233 ayes to 190 noes, Roll No. 296); 
                                               Pages H4123-25, H4130-31
  Cassidy amendment (No. 5 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-131), as 
modified, that lifts the offshore energy revenue sharing cap, as 
provided by the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006, from $500 
million to $999 million for each of fiscal years 2024 through 2055 (by 
a recorded vote of 238 ayes to 185 noes, Roll No. 297); and 
                                                  Pages H4125-26, H4231
  Rigell amendment (No. 7 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-131) that 
requires the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to permit seismic 
testing in the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf of the United States by 
December 31, 2013 (by a recorded vote of 234 ayes to 191 noes, Roll No. 
298).
Pages H4127-29, H4131-32

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Rejected:
  Hastings (FL) amendment (No. 2 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-131) 
that sought to strike section 204 because it eliminates environmental 
evaluation typically provided by an Environmental Impact Study (EIS) 
and because conducting a single multisale EIS for decisions with 
different timelines creates unnecessary conflicts in the EIS process 
(by a recorded vote of 188 ayes to 233 noes, Roll No. 295). 
                                               Pages H4121-22, H4129-30
  H. Res. 274, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 
1613), (H.R. 2231), and (H.R. 2410), was agreed to yesterday, June 
26th.
Recess: The House recessed at 5:22 p.m. and reconvened at 6 p.m. 
                                                             Page H4129
Adjournment Resolution: The House agreed to S. Con. Res. 19, providing 
for a conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate and an 
adjournment of the House of Representatives.
  Page H4140
Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he 
notified the Congress of his intent to suspend the designation of 
Bangladesh as a beneficiary developing country under the Generalized 
System of Preferences program--referred to the Committee on Ways and 
Means and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 113-42).
  Page H4129
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and 
subsequently presented to the House today appears on pages H4129 and 
H4135.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes and six recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H4105, 
H4107, H4107-08, H4108-09, H4129-30, H4130-31, H4131 and H4131-32. 
There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 8:11 p.m.



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MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE; AND REVISED REPORT ON THE SUBALLOCATION OF 
BUDGET ALLOCATIONS FOR FY 2014


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MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE; AND REVISED REPORT ON THE SUBALLOCATION OF 
BUDGET ALLOCATIONS FOR FY
  
  The online version should be corrected to read: MISCELLANEOUS 
MEASURE; AND REVISED REPORT ON THE SUBALLOCATION OF BUDGET 
ALLOCATIONS FOR FY 2014


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

Committee on Appropriations: Full Committee held a markup on 
Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Relate Agencies 
Appropriations Bill, Fiscal Year 2014; and Revised Report on the 
Suballocation of Budget Allocations for FY 2014. The bill was ordered 
reported, as amended. The Revised Report on the Suballocation of the 
Budget Allocations for FY 2014 was approved, without amendment.
SCHOOL MEAL REGULATIONS: DISCUSSING THE COSTS AND CONSEQUENCES FOR 
SCHOOLS AND STUDENTS
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Early 
Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education held a hearing entitled 
``School Meal Regulations: Discussing the Costs and Consequences for 
Schools and Students''. Testimony was heard from Kay E. Brown, 
Director, Education, Workforce, and Income Security, Government 
Accountability Office; Megan Schaper, Food Service Director, State 
College Area School District, State College, Pennsylvania; Sandra E. 
Ford, Director of Food and Nutrition Services, Manatee County School 
District, Bradenton, Florida; and a public witness.
TANGLE OF TRADE BARRIERS: HOW INDIA'S INDUSTRIAL POLICY IS HURTING U.S. 
COMPANIES
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Commerce and 
Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``A Tangle of Trade 
Barriers: How India's Industrial Policy is Hurting U.S. Companies''. 
Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
EQUIPPING CARRIERS AND AGENCIES IN THE WIRELESS ERA
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Equipping Carriers and Agencies in 
the Wireless Era''. Testimony was heard from Teri Takai, Department of 
Defense; and public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 
1897, the ``Vietnam Human Rights Act of 2013''; and H. Res. 131, 
concerning the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo 
and the need for international efforts toward long-term peace, 
stability, and observance of human rights; H. Res. 273, resolution 
expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the President 
should nominate a qualified and independent individual for the position 
of Inspector General of the Department of State and Broadcasting Board 
of Governors to be confirmed by the Senate without delay; and H. Res. 
222, recognizing the long-term partnership and friendship between the 
United States and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, working together 
towards peace and security in the Middle East. The following measures 
were ordered reported, without amendment: H.R. 1897 and H. Res. 273. 
The following measures were ordered reported, as amended: H. Res. 131 
and H. Res. 222.

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ADDRESSING THE NEGLECTED DISEASES TREATMENT GAP
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, 
Global Human Rights, and International Organizations held a hearing 
entitled ``Addressing the Neglected Diseases Treatment Gap''. Testimony 
was heard from Lee Hall, M.D., Chief, Parasitology and International 
Programs Branch, Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National 
Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services; Jesse 
Goodman, M.D., Chief Scientist, Food and Drug Administration Department 
of Health and Human Services; and public witnesses.
NEXT STEPS IN THE U.S.--REPUBLIC OF KOREA ALLIANCE
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; and 
Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade held a joint 
hearing entitled ``Next Steps in the U.S.--Republic of Korea 
Alliance''. Testimony was heard from James Zumwalt, Acting Assistant 
Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of 
State; and Thomas M. Countryman, Assistant Secretary, International 
Security and Nonproliferation, Department of State.
MANAGEMENT OF RED SNAPPER
Committee on Natural Resources: Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
``The Management of Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico under the 
Magnusom-Stevens Fishery Conversation and Management Act''. Testimony 
was heard from Eric Schwaab, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Conservation and Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration, Department of Commerce; Kevin Anson, Vice-Chairman, 
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Christopher Blankenship, 
Director of Marine Resources, Alabama Department of Conservation and 
Natural Resources; Jessica McCawley, Director, Division of Marine 
Fisheries Management, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation 
Commission; Randy Pausina, Assistant Secretary, Office of Fisheries, 
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries; Dale Diaz, Director 
Office of Marine Fisheries, Mississippi Department of Marine Resources; 
Robin Riechers, Director, Coastal Fisheries Division, Texas Parks and 
Wildlife Department; and public witnesses.
OUTDOOR RECREATION OPPORTUNITIES ON STATE, LOCAL AND FEDERAL LANDS
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Public Lands and 
Environmental Regulation held a hearing entitled ``Outdoor Recreation 
Opportunities on State, Local and Federal Lands''. Testimony was heard 
Lynn Jackson, Grand County Council, Utah; and a public witness.
BORDER SECURITY OVERSIGHT: IDENTIFYING AND RESPONDING TO CURRENT 
THREATS
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on National 
Security held a hearing entitled ``Border Security Oversight: 
Identifying and Responding to Current Threats''. Testimony was heard 
from Michael Fisher, Chief, U.S. Board Patrol, Customs and Border 
Protection; David J. Murphy, Assisting Acting Commissioner, Customs and 
Border Protection; Thomas Homan, Executive Associate Director, 
Enforcement and Removal Operations, Immigration and Customs 
Enforcement; Rebecca Gambler, Director, Homeland Security and Justice, 
Government Accountability Office; and a public witness.
RISING SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY CLAIMS AND THE ROLE OF ADMINISTRATIVE 
LAW JUDGES
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on Energy 
Policy, Health Care and Entitlements held a hearing entitled 
``Oversight Of Rising Social Security Disability Claims and the Role of 
Administrative Law Judges''. Testimony was heard from Senator Coburn; 
Glen E. Sklar, Deputy Commissioner, Disability Adjudication and Review, 
Social Security Administration; Larry J. Butler, Administrative Law 
Judge, Miami Office of Disability Adjudication and Review, Social 
Security Administration; J. E. Sullivan, Administrative Law Judge, 
Pittsburgh Office of Administrative Law Judges, Department of Labor; 
Drew A. Swank, Administrative Law Judge, Pittsburgh Office Of 
Administrative Law Judges, Department of Labor; and a public witness.
EVALUATION OF ENERGY SAVINGS PERFORMANCE CONTRACTS
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Subcommittee on Oversight; 
and Subcommittee on Energy held a joint hearing entitled ``Green 
Buildings--An Evaluation of Energy Savings Performance Contracts''. 
Testimony was heard from Kathleen Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Energy Efficiency, Department of Energy; Woodrow Whitlow, Jr., 
Associate Administrator, Mission Support Directorate, National 
Aeronautics and Space Administration; and public witnesses.
MOBILE MEDICAL APP ENTREPRENEURS
Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Health and Technology held 
a hearing entitled ``Mobile Medical App Entrepreneurs: Changing the 
Face of Health Care''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

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NATIONAL RAIL POLICY: EXAMINING GOALS, OBJECTIVES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on 
Railroad, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials held a hearing entitled 
``National Rail Policy: Examining Goals, Objectives, and 
Responsibilities''. Testimony was heard from Joseph Szabo, 
Administrator, Federal Railroad Administration; and public witnesses.
ASSESSING VA'S CAPITAL INVESTMENT OPTIONS TO PROVIDE VETERANS' CARE
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
``Assessing VA's Capital Investment Options to Provide Veterans' 
Care''. Testimony was heard from Robert A. Sunshine, Deputy Director, 
Congressional Budget Office; and Robert Petzel, M.D., Under Secretary 
for Health Veterans, Health Administration, Department of Veterans 
Affairs.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a markup 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''. The following bills 
were ordered reported, as amended: H.R. 1792; H.R. 1490; and H.R. 1804.
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE'S REVIEW OF TAXPAYER TARGETING PRACTICES
Committee on Ways and Means: Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
``The Status of Internal Revenue Service's Review of Taxpayer Targeting 
Practices''. Testimony was heard from Daniel Werfel, Principal Deputy 
Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement, 
Internal Revenue Service.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 1772, 
the ``Legal Workforce Act''. The bill was ordered reported, as amended.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee held a 
markup on H.R. 2131, the ``Supplying Knowledge-based Immigrants and 
Lifting Levels of STEM Visas Act''. The bill was ordered reported, as 
amended.


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  June 27, 2013, on page D655, the following appeared: Joint 
Meetings
  
  The online version should be corrected to read:
                                             MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 1772, 
the ``Legal Workforce Act''. The bill was ordered reported, as amended.
                                             MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 2131, 
 the ``Supplying Knowledge-based Immigrants and Lifting Levels of STEM 
 Visas Act''. The bill was ordered reported, as amended. Joint Meetings


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


Joint Meetings
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                            NEW PUBLIC LAWS

      (For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D584)
  H.R. 475, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include 
vaccines against seasonal influenza within the definition of taxable 
vaccines. Signed on June 25, 2013. (Public Law 113-15)



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                     COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

                             JUNE 28, 2013

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  No meetings/hearings scheduled.


                                 House

  Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Intelligence, 
Emerging Threats and Capabilities, hearing entitled ``Past, Present, 
and Future Irregular Warfare Challenges: Private Sector 
Perspectives'', 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health, hearing 
entitled ``Examining Reforms to Improve the Medicare Part B Drug 
Program for Seniors'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, 
Commercial and Antitrust Law, hearing on legislation regarding the 
``Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2013'', 9 a.m., 2141 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Full Committee, 
business meeting to consider a motion or resolution concerning 
whether Lois Lerner, waived her Fifth Amendment privilege against 
self-incrimination when she made a statement at the Committee 
hearing on May 22, 2013, 9 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on 
Research and Technology, markup on H.R. 1786, the ``National 
Windstorm Impact Reduction Act Reauthorization of 2013'', 9 a.m., 
2318 Rayburn.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Disability 
Assistance and Memorial Affairs, hearing on H.R. 1288, the ``World 
War II Merchant Mariner Service Act''; H.R. 1494, the ``Blue Water 
Navy Ship Accountability Act''; H.R. 1623, the ``VA Claims 
Efficiency Through Information Act of 2013''; H.R. 1809, to amend 
title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs to provide notice of average times for processing claims and 
percentage of claims approved, and for other purposes; H.R. 2086, 
the ``Pay As You Rate Act''; H.R. 2138, the ``Ending VA Claims 
Disability Backlog and Accountability Act''; H.R. 2189, to establish 
a commission or task force to evaluate the backlog of disability 
claims of the Department of Veterans Affairs; H.R. 2341, the 
``Veterans Pension Protection Act''; H.R. 2382, the ``Prioritizing 
Urgent Claims for Veterans Act''; and H.R. 2423, to improve the 
authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into 
contracts with private physicians to conduct medical disability 
examinations; 10 a.m., 334 Cannon.



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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                      12:15 p.m., Friday, June 28 

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Friday: Senate will meet in a pro forma session, unless the 
Senate receives a message that the House of Representatives has agreed 
to S. Con. Res. 19, Adjournment Resolution.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                        9 a.m., Friday, June 28

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Friday: Complete consideration of H.R. 2231--Offshore 
Energy and Jobs Act.
_______________________________________________________________________


            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Barton, Joe, Tex., E983
Cardenas, Tony, Calif., E983
DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E984
Farr, Sam, Calif., E983
Graves, Sam, Mo., E984, E985
Jackson Lee, Sheila, Tex., E985
Marchant, Kenny, Tex., E984
Ribble, Reid J., Wisc., E983
Sanford, Mark, N.C., E984
Thompson, Bennie G., Miss., E984, E985
Thompson, Mike, Calif., E985
Van Hollen, Chris, Md., E986



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