Daily Digest

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Daily Digest


Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S7937–S7964

Measures Introduced:
Eleven bills and two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1677–1687, and S. Res. 290–291.


Pages S7951–52

Measures Reported:


Report to accompany S. 1631, to consolidate the congressional oversight provisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 and for other purposes. (S. Rept. No. 113–119)

S. 1356, to amend the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to strengthen the United States workforce development system through innovation in, and alignment and improvement of, employment, training, and education programs in the United States, and to promote individual and national economic growth, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

S. 1681, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System.


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Measures Passed:

Children's Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act:
Senate passed S. 1557, to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize support for graduate medical education programs in children's hospitals.


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Sergeant Cory Mracek Memorial Post Office:
Senate passed S. 1499, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 278 Main Street in Chadron, Nebraska, as the ``Sergeant Cory Mracek Memorial Post Office''.

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Specialist Theodore Matthew Glende Post Office:
Senate passed S. 1512, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1335 Jefferson Road in Rochester, New York, as the ``Specialist Theodore Matthew Glende Post Office''.

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75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht:
Senate agreed to S. Res. 290, commemorating the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, or the Night of the Broken Glass.

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Measures Considered:


Drug Quality and Security Act--Agreement:
Senate resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 3204, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to human drug compounding and drug supply chain security.


Pages S7949–50 

During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:

By 97 yeas to 1 nay (Vote No. 234), 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 motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.


Pages S7949–50

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill at approximately 11 a.m., on Wednesday, November 13, 2013; and that all time during adjournment, recess and morning business, count post-cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.


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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 with respect to Iran that was declared in Executive Order 12170 on November 14, 1979; which was referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM–24)


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Pillard Nomination:
Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of Cornelia T. L. Pillard, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit.


Pages S7945–49

During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action:

By 56 yeas to 41 nays, 1 responding present (Vote No. 233), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected the motion to close further debate on the nomination.


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Subsequently, Senator Reid entered a motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the nomination.


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Nominations Received:
Senate received the following nominations:

Tommy Port Beaudreau, of Alaska, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior.

Neil Gregory Kornze, of Nevada, to be Director of the Bureau of Land Management.

Thomas A. Burke, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Stefan M. Selig, of New York, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade.

Ericka M. Miller, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.

Caroline Diane Krass, of the District of Columbia, to be General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency.

11 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.


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Measures Placed on the Calendar:


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Executive Reports of Committees:


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Additional Cosponsors:


Pages S7952–53

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:


Pages S7953–62

Additional Statements:

Authorities for Committees to Meet:


Pages S7962–63

Privileges of the Floor:


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Record Votes:
Two record votes were taken today. (Total--234)


Pages S7949–50, S7950

Adjournment:
Senate convened at 2 p.m. and adjourned at 7:05 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S7964.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU REPORT

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs:
Committee concluded a hearing to examine the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's semi-annual report to Congress, after receiving testimony from Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation:
Committee ordered favorably reported the nominations of Terrell McSweeny, of the District of Columbia, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner, Robert Michael Simon, of Maryland, and Jo Emily Handelsman, of Connecticut, both to be an Associate Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Kathryn D. Sullivan, of Ohio, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, and nominations for promotion in the U.S. Coast Guard.

PAYROLL FRAUD


Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions:
Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety concluded a hearing to examine payroll fraud, after receiving testimony from Daniel Odom, Odom Construction Systems, Inc., Knoxville, Tennessee; Catherine K. Ruckelshaus, National Employment Law Project, New York, New York; Chris MacKrell, Custom Courier Solutions, Rochester, New York, on behalf of the Customized Logistics and Delivery Association; and Matthew Anderson, Ira Township, Michigan.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced:
15 public bills, H.R. 3446–3460; and 5 resolutions, H. Res. 402, 404–407 were introduced.


Pages H6997–98 

Additional Cosponsors:


Pages H6998–H7000 

Reports Filed:
Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 2810, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reform the sustainable growth rate and Medicare payment for physicians' services, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 113–257, Pt. 1);

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Supplemental report on H.R. 982, to amend title 11 of the United States Code to require the public disclosure by trusts established under section 524(g) of such title, of quarterly reports that contain detailed information regarding the receipt and disposition of claims for injuries based on exposure to asbestos; and for other purposes (H. Rept. 113–254, Pt. 2);

H.R. 2871, to amend title 28, United States Code, to modify the composition of the southern judicial district of Mississippi to improve judicial efficiency, and for other purposes H. (Rept. 113–258);

H.R. 2922, to extend the authority of the Supreme Court Police to protect court officials away from the Supreme Court grounds (H. Rept. 113–259);

H. Res. 196, supporting the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, the right to counsel (H. Rept. 113–260);

H.R. 2728, to recognize States' authority to regulate oil and gas operations and promote American energy security, development, and job creation, with an amendment (H. Rept. 113–261);

H.R. 1965, to streamline and ensure onshore energy permitting, provide for onshore leasing certainty, and give certainty to oil shale development for American energy security, economic development, and job creation, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 113–262, Pt. 1);

H.R. 1548, to facilitate the development of energy on Indian lands by reducing Federal regulations that impede tribal development of Indian lands, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 113–263); and

H. Res. 403, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2655) to amend Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney accountability, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 982) to amend title 11 of the United States Code to require the public disclosure by trusts established under section 524(g) of such title, of quarterly reports that contain detailed information regarding the receipt and disposition of claims for injuries based on exposure to asbestos; and for other purposes (H. Rept. 113–264).


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Speaker:
Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Rooney to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.


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Recess:
The House recessed at 2:15 p.m. and reconvened at 5:01 p.m.


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Suspensions:
The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
PREEMIE Reauthorization Act:
S. 252, amended, to reduce preterm labor and delivery and the risk of pregnancy-related deaths and complications due to pregnancy, and to reduce infant mortality caused by prematurity;


Pages H6961–67

Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To reduce preterm labor and delivery and the risk of pregnancy-related deaths and complications due to pregnancy, and to reduce infant mortality caused by prematurity, and for other purposes.''.


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HIV Organ Policy Equity Act:
S. 330, to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish safeguards and standards of quality for research and transplantation of organs infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV);

Pages H6967–71
Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2013:
S. 893, to provide for an increase, effective December 1, 2013, in the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans;

Pages H6971–72
Amending title 28, United States Code, to modify the composition of the southern judicial district of Mississippi to improve judicial efficiency:
H.R. 2871, to amend title 28, United States Code, to modify the composition of the southern judicial district of Mississippi to improve judicial efficiency, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 401 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 571; and

Pages H6972–74, H6977
Extending the authority of the Supreme Court Police to protect court officials away from the Supreme Court grounds:
H.R. 2922, to extend the authority of the Supreme Court Police to protect court officials away from the Supreme Court grounds, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 399 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 572.

Pages H6974–75, H6978 

Recess:
The House recessed at 6:21 p.m. and reconvened at 6:29 p.m.


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Suspension--Proceedings Postponed:
The House debated the following measure under suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were postponed:
Supporting the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, the right to counsel:
H. Res. 196, amended, to support the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, the right to counsel.


Pages H6975–77

Notice of Intent to Offer Motion:
Representative Loebsack announced his intent to offer a motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 2642.


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Presidential Message:
Read a message from the President wherein he notified Congress that the national emergency with respect to Iran that was declared in Executive Order 12170 of November 14, 1979 is to continue in effect beyond November 14, 2013--referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 113–72).


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Senate Messages:
Messages received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appear on pages H6960–61.

Senate Referrals:
S. 287 was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs; S. 1561 was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; S. 815 was referred to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, House Administration, Oversight and Government Reform, and the Judiciary; and S. 42 was held at the desk.


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Quorum Calls--Votes:
Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H6977, H6978. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment:
The House met at 2 p.m. and adjourned at 8:56 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

FURTHERING ASBESTOS CLAIM TRANSPARENCY ACT OF 2013; AND LAWSUIT ABUSE REDUCTION ACT OF 2013

Committee on Rules:
Full committee held a hearing on H.R. 982, the ``Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2013''; and H.R. 2665, the ``Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2013''. The Committee granted, by voice vote, a closed rule for H.R. 2655. The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill and provides that it shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill. The rule provides one motion to recommit. The rule grants a structured rule for H.R. 982. The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill and provides that it shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill. The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment 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, 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 the report. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was heard from Chairman Goodlatte; and Representatives Nadler; and Johnson (GA).

Joint Meetings


No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

NOVEMBER 13, 2013

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Appropriations:
Subcommittee on Department of Defense, to hold hearings to examine sequestration and the defense industrial base, 11 a.m., SD–192.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation:
to hold hearings to examine the role of manufacturing hubs in a 21st century innovation economy, 2:30 p.m., SR–253.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs:
to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Jeh Charles Johnson, of New Jersey, to be Secretary of Homeland Security, 10 a.m., SD–342.

Committee on the Judiciary:
Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, to hold hearings to examine ``The Surveillance Transparency Act of 2013'', 10 a.m., SD–226.

Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Nancy L. Moritz, of Kansas, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit, Sheryl H. Lipman, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Tennessee, Stanley Allen Bastian, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Washington, and Manish S. Shah, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, 2 p.m., SD–226.

Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship:
to hold hearings to examine a review of programs for veteran entrepreneurs, 9:30 a.m., SR–428A.

House

Committee on Education and the Workforce,
Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Keeping College Within Reach: Simplifying Federal Student Aid'', 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce,
Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, hearing on H.R. 1518, to amend the Horse Protection Act to designate additional unlawful acts under the Act, strengthen penalties for violations of the Act, improve Department of Agriculture enforcement of the Act, and for other purposes, 10 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, hearing on S. 1009, the ``Chemical Safety Improvement Act'', 10:15 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, hearing entitled ``Challenges and Opportunities in the 5 GHz Spectrum Band'', 2 p.m., 2123 Rayburn.

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Committee on Financial Services,
Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, hearing entitled ``The Future of Terrorism Insurance: Fostering Private Market Innovation to Limit Taxpayer Exposure'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, hearing entitled ``What Is Central About Central Banking?: A Study of International Models'', 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs,
Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Examining Nuclear Negotiations: Iran After Rouhani's First 100 Days'', 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations; and Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, hearing entitled ``The Continuing Threat of Boko Haram'', 1 p.m., 2200 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, markup on H. Res. 147, calling for the release of United States citizen Saeed Abedini and condemning the Government of Iran for its persecution of religious minorities, 1:50 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, hearing entitled ``U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Iraq'', 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security,
Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Cyber Side-Effects: How Secure is the Personal Information Entered into the Flawed Healthcare.gov?'', 10 a.m., 311 Cannon.

Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, hearing entitled ``The Insider Threat to Homeland Security: Examining Our Nation's Security Clearance Processes'', 2 p.m., 311 Cannon.

Committee on the Judiciary,
Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Implementation of an Entry-Exit System: Still Waiting After All These Years'', 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform,
Full Committee, hearing entitled ``ObamaCare Implementation: The Rollout of Healthcare.gov'', 9:30 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology,
Subcommittee on Research and Technology, hearing entitled ``Keeping America FIRST: Federal Investments in Research, Science, and Technology at NSF, NIST, OSTP and Interagency STEM Programs'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs,
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``Correcting Kerfuffles--Analyzing Prohibited Practices and Preventable Patient Deaths at Jackson VAMC'', 10 a.m., 334 Cannon.

Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, hearing entitled ``VA's Independent Living Program--A Program Review'', 2 p.m., 334 Cannon.

Joint Meetings

Conference:
meeting of conferees on S. Con. Res. 8, setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2014, revising the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal year 2013, and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2015 through 2023, 10 a.m., 1100, Longworth Building.

Joint Economic Committee:
to hold hearings to examine the current economic outlook, 2:30 p.m., SH–216.

CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD


Week of November 13 through November 15, 2013


Senate Chamber

On
Wednesday
, at approximately 11 a.m., Senate will continue consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 3204, Drug Quality and Security Act, post-cloture.

During the balance of the week, Senate may consider any cleared legislative and executive business.

Senate Committees

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Committee on Appropriations:
November 13, Subcommittee on Department of Defense, to hold hearings to examine sequestration and the defense industrial base, 11 a.m., SD–192.

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs:
November 14, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Janet L. Yellen, of California, to be Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 10 a.m., SD–106.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation:
November 13, to hold hearings to examine the role of manufacturing hubs in a 21st century innovation economy, 2:30 p.m., SR–253.

November 14, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, to hold hearings to examine Southeast regional perspective on ``Magnuson-Stevens Act'' reauthorization, 10:30 a.m., SR–253.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources:
November 14, business meeting to consider S. 753, to provide for national security benefits for White Sands Missile Range and Fort Bliss, S. 1169, to withdraw and reserve certain public land in the State of Montana for the Limestone Hills Training Area, and S. 1309, to withdraw and reserve certain public land under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior for military uses; to be immediately followed by a hearing to examine the nominations of Steven Croley, of Michigan, to be General Counsel, and Christopher Smith, of Texas, to be Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, both of the Department of Energy, and Esther Puakela Kia`aina, of Hawaii, to be Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular Affairs, 9:30 a.m., SD–366.

Committee on Foreign Relations:
November 14, business meeting to consider S. 1271, to direct the President to establish guidelines for the United States foreign assistance programs, an original bill entitled, ``Naval Vessel Transfer Act of 2013'', and the nominations of Daniel W. Yohannes, of Colorado, to be Representative to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, with the rank of Ambassador, Anthony Luzzatto Gardner, of New York, to be Representative to the European Union, with the rank and status of Ambassador, Amy Jane Hyatt, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Palau, and Elizabeth Frawley Bagley, of the District of Columbia, Theodore Strickland, of Ohio, and Stephen N. Zack, of Florida, all to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Sixty-eighth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, all of the Department of State, 11:15 a.m., S–116, Capitol.

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November 14, Subcommittee on European Affairs, to hold hearings to examine the Eastern Partnership, focusing on the outlook for Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Belarus, Armenia, and Azerbaijan, 2:30 p.m., SD–419.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions:
November 14, to hold hearings to examine ensuring access to higher education, focusing on simplifying Federal student aid for today's college student, 10 a.m., SD–430.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs:
November 13, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Jeh Charles Johnson, of New Jersey, to be Secretary of Homeland Security, 10 a.m., SD–342.

November 14, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine threats to the homeland, 10 a.m., SD–342.

Committee on Indian Affairs:
November 14, to hold an oversight hearing to examine contract support costs and sequestration, focusing on Indian country, 2:30 p.m., SD–628.

Committee on the Judiciary:
November 13, Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, to hold hearings to examine ``The Surveillance Transparency Act of 2013'', 10 a.m., SD–226.

November 13, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Nancy L. Moritz, of Kansas, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit, Sheryl H. Lipman, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Tennessee, Stanley Allen Bastian, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Washington, and Manish S. Shah, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, 2 p.m., SD–226.

November 14, Full Committee, business meeting to consider S. 619, to amend title 18, United States Code, to prevent unjust and irrational criminal punishments, S. 1410, to focus limited Federal resources on the most serious offenders, S. 1675, to reduce recidivism and increase public safety, S. 975, to provide for the inclusion of court-appointed guardianship improvement and oversight activities under the Elder Justice Act of 2009, and the nominations of Carolyn B. McHugh, of Utah, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit, Pamela L. Reeves, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Vince Girdhari Chhabria, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California, James Maxwell Moody, Jr., to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas, and Peter Joseph Kadzik, of New York, to be an Assistant Attorney General, Peter C. Tobin, to be United States Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio, and Amos Rojas, Jr., of Florida, to be United States Marshal for the Southern District of Florida, all of the Department of Justice, 10 a.m., SD–226.

November 14, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, to hold hearings to examine cartel prosecution, focusing on stopping price fixers and protecting consumers, 2:30 p.m., SD–226.

Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship:
November 13, to hold hearings to examine a review of programs for veteran entrepreneurs, 9:30 a.m., SR–428A.

Select Committee on Intelligence:
November 14, to hold closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 2 p.m., SH–219.

House Committees

Committee on Education and the Workforce,
November 14, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``The Effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Schools, Colleges, and Universities'', 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce,
November 14, Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``Obamacare Implementation Problems: More than Just a Broken Website'', 10 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

November 14, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``The Impact of Patent Assertion Entities on Innovation and the Economy'', 2 p.m., 2123 Rayburn.

November 14, Subcommittee on Energy and Power, hearing entitled ``EPA's Proposed GHG Standards for New Power Plants''; and a measure regarding the Whitfield-Manchin legislation, 9:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

November 15, Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, hearing entitled ``Our Nation of Builders: Training the Builders of the Future'', 9:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

November 15, Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``Reviewing FDA's Implementation of FDASIA'', 10 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services,
November 14, Full Committee, markup on the following legislation: H.R. 3329, to enhance the ability of community financial institutions to foster economic growth and serve their communities, boost small businesses, increase individual savings, and for other purposes; legislation regarding the ``Credit Union Share Insurance Fund Parity Act''; H.R. 1800, the ``Small Business Credit Availability Act''; H.R. 2274, the ``Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales, and Brokerage Simplification Act of 2013''; and legislation regarding the ``Small Cap Liquidity Reform Act of 2013'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security,
November 14, Subcommittee on Transportation Security, hearing entitled ``TSA's SPOT Program and Initial Lessons From the LAX Shooting'', 9:30 a.m., 311 Cannon.

November 15, Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency, hearing entitled ``DHS Financial Management: Investigating DHS's Stewardship of Taxpayer Dollars'', 9:30 a.m., 311 Cannon.

Committee on the Judiciary,
November 14, Over-Criminalization Task Force, hearing on Regulatory Crime: Solutions, 10:30 a.m., 2237 Rayburn.

November 15, Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, hearing on Oversight of the Antitrust Enforcement Agencies, 9 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources,
November 14, Full Committee markup on the following legislation: H.R. 1308, the ``Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act''; H.R. 2798, to amend Public Law 106–206 to direct the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to require annual permits and assess annual fees for commercial filming activities on Federal land for film crews of 5 persons or fewer; H.R. 2824, the ``Preventing Government Waste and Protecting Coal Mining Jobs in America''; H.R. 3008, to provide for the conveyance of a small parcel of National Forest System land in Los Padres National Forest in California, and for other purposes; H.R. 3188, the ``Yosemite Rim Fire Emergency Salvage Act''; and H.R. 3189, the ``Water Rights Protection Act'', 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

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Committee on Oversight and Government Reform,
November 14, Subcommittee on Government Operations, hearing entitled ``Reviewing Alternatives to Amtrak's Annual Losses in Food and Beverage Service'', 9:30 a.m., 2247 Rayburn.

November 14, Subcommittee on National Security, hearing entitled ``Border Security Oversight, Part III: Border Crossing Cards and B1/B2 Visas'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Rules,
November 14, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 3350, the ``Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013'', 3 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology,
November 14, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Strengthening Transparency and Accountability within the Environmental Protection Agency'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business,
November 14, Subcommittee on Health and Technology, hearing entitled ``Self-Insurance and Health Benefits: An Affordable Option for Small Business?'', 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,
November 14, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Progress Report: Hurricane Sandy Recovery--One Year Later'', 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs,
November 14, Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``Addressing Operational Challenges to Ensure Accurate and Optimal VA Third Party Collections'', 10 a.m., 334 Cannon.

Joint Meetings

Conference:
November 13, meeting of conferees on S. Con. Res. 8, setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2014, revising the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal year 2013, and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2015 through 2023, 10 a.m., 1100, Longworth Building.

Joint Economic Committee:
November 13, to hold hearings to examine the current economic outlook, 2:30 p.m., SH–216.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

10 a.m., Wednesday, November 13

Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday:
After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond one hour), Senate will continue consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 3204, Drug Quality and Security Act.

(Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. for their respective party conferences.)

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Wednesday, November 13

House Chamber

Program for Wednesday:
Consideration of H.R. 982--Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act of 2013 (Subject to a Rule).

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue.








HOUSE



Bentivolio, Kerry L., Mich., E1639

Brady, Robert A., Pa., E1631, E1632

Braley, Bruce L., Iowa, E1627

Brooks, Susan W., Ind., E1639

Bustos, Cheri, Ill., E1625

Butterfield, G.K., N.C., E1636

Cartwright, Matt, Pa., E1629, E1633, E1634

Clarke, Yvette D., N.Y., E1631, E1632

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E1634

DeFazio, Peter A., Ore., E1638

Dent, Charles W., Pa., E1637

Doyle, Michael F., Pa., E1637

Farr, Sam, Calif., E1625, E1628

Gardner, Cory, Colo., E1632

Gingrey, Phil, Ga., E1625

Goodlatte, Bob, Va., E1628

Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E1628

Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E1638

Keating, William R., Mass., E1636

Kinzinger, Adam, Ill., E1625, E1627

McCarthy, Carolyn, N.Y., E1628

McClintock, Tom, Calif., E1627

McCollum, Betty, Minn., E1628, E1636

Marchant, Kenny, Tex., E1631

Meehan, Patrick, Pa., E1626

Michaud, Michael H., Me., E1631, E1632

Moore, Gwen, Wisc., E1640

Murphy, Patrick, Fla., E1630

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, D.C., E1630, E1633

Pingree, Chellie, Me., E1632

Quigley, Mike, Ill., E1637

Rangel, Charles B., N.Y., E1630, E1634

Reed, Tom, N.Y., E1638, E1639

Rogers, Mike, Ala., E1638, E1639, E1640

Sanford, Mark, N.C., E1635

Schiff, Adam B., Calif., E1626

Shimkus, John, Ill., E1640

Smith, Christopher H., N.J., E1627

Stivers, Steve, Ohio, E1635

Tipton, Scott R., Colo., E1626

Van Hollen, Chris, Md., E1636

Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E1626

Wolf, Frank R., Va., E1633 

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