Daily Digest

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Daily Digest


Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S7965–S8011

Measures Introduced:
Twelve bills and four resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1688–1699, S. Res. 292–294, and S. Con. Res. 25.


Pages S7999–S8000 

Measures Reported:


Report to accompany 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. (S. Rept. No. 113–120)


Page S7999 

Measures Passed:

National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week:
Senate agreed to S. Res. 293, designating the week beginning on November 18, 2013, as ``National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week''.


Page S8010 
National Adoption Day and National Adoption Month:
Senate agreed to S. Res. 294, expressing support for the goals of National Adoption Day and National Adoption Month by promoting national awareness of adoption and the children awaiting families, celebrating children and families involved in adoption, and encouraging the people of the United States to secure safety, permanency, and well-being for all children.

Pages S8010–11 
Authorizing the Use of Emancipation Hall:
Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 25, authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for activities associated with the ceremony to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Native American code talkers.

Page S8011 

Measures Considered:


Drug Quality and Security Act--Agreement:
Senate continued 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 S7973–96 

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately 11:30 a.m., on Thursday, November 14, 2013, Senate vote on adoption of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.


Page S8011 

Nominations Received:
Senate received the following nominations:

Timothy G. Massad, of Connecticut, to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for a term expiring April 13, 2017.

Timothy G. Massad, of Connecticut, to be Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Mark Gilbert, of the District of Columbia, to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Independent State of Samoa.

1 Air Force nomination in the rank of general.

Routine list in the Navy.


Page S8011 

Messages from the House:


Page S7999 

Additional Cosponsors:


Pages S8000–01

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:


Pages S8001–08

Additional Statements:


Pages S7998–99

Amendments Submitted:


Pages S8008–10

Authorities for Committees to Meet:


Page S8010

Privileges of the Floor:


Page S8010

Adjournment:
Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:03 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S8011.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

SEQUESTRATION AND THE DEFENSE INDUSTRIAL BASE

Committee on Appropriations:
Subcommittee on Department of Defense concluded a hearing to examine sequestration and the defense industrial base, after receiving testimony from Mayor Larry Morrissey, Rockford, Illinois; Marion Blakey, Aerospace Industries Association, and Lawrence P. Farrell, National Defense Industrial Association, both of Arlington, Virginia; Greg Bloom, Seal Science, Inc., Irvine, California; Stephen S. Fuller, George Mason University Center for Regional Analysis, Fairfax, Virginia; Larry Williams, BRS Aerospace, South Saint Paul, Minnesota; and Owen Herrnstadt, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

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MANUFACTURING HUBS

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation:
Committee concluded a hearing to examine the role of manufacturing hubs in a 21st century innovation economy, after receiving testimony from Senator Brown; Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce; Eric Spiegel, Siemens Corporation, Washington, D.C.; Martin A. Schmidt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge; Michael S. Garvey, M–7 Technologies, Youngstown, Ohio; and Terry Brewer, Brewer Science, Inc., Rolla, Missouri.

NOMINATION

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs:
Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of Jeh Charles Johnson, of New Jersey, to be Secretary of Homeland Security, after the nominee, who was introduced by Senators Menendez and Booker, testified and answered questions in his own behalf.

SURVEILLANCE TRANSPARENCY ACT

Committee on the Judiciary:
Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law concluded a hearing to examine S. 1452, to enhance transparency for certain surveillance programs authorized by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978, after receiving testimony from Senator Heller; Robert S. Litt, General Counsel, Office of the Director of National Intelligence; J. Bradford Wiegmann, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, National Security Division, Department of Justice; Richard Salgado, Google, Inc., Mountain View, California; and Kevin S. Bankston, Center for Democracy and Technology, and Paul Rosenzweig, Red Branch Consulting, PLLC, both of Washington, D.C.

NOMINATIONS

Committee on the Judiciary:
Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Nancy L. Moritz, of Kansas, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit, who was introduced by Senator Moran, 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, who was introduced by Senator Murray, and Manish S. Shah, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, who was introduced by Senator Kirk, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

VETERAN ENTREPRENEURS PROGRAMS

Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship:
Committee concluded a hearing to examine a review of programs for veteran entrepreneurs, after receiving testimony from Rhett Jeppson, Associate Administrator, Small Business Administration; Lieutenant Colonel Jason C. Anderson, USAF, Active-Duty Entrepreneur LLC, Springfield, Virginia; Louis J. Celli, The American Legion, and Joe Wynn, Vets Group, Inc., both of Washington, D.C.; Robin D. Kistler, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge; Aaron Dirks, PosiGen, New Orleans, Louisiana; Robert Rehder, Fayetteville State University Veterans Business Outreach Center, Fayetteville, North Carolina; Mike Haynie, Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families, Syracuse, New York; Chris Ferguson, Shoulder 2 Shoulder Inc., Arlington, Virginia; and C. E. Rowe, America's SBDC, Burke, Virginia.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced:
20 public bills, H.R. 3461–3480; and 5 resolutions, H.J. Res. 102–103; and H. Res. 408–410 were introduced.


Pages H7050–51 

Additional Cosponsors:


Pages H7052–53 

Reports Filed:
There were no reports filed today.

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


Page H7001 

Recess:
The House recessed at 10:40 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.


Page H7005

Chaplain:
The prayer was offered by the guest chaplain, Rabbi Joshua Gruenberg, Congregation Beth El Yardley, Yardley, Pennsylvania.


Page H7006 

Journal:
The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by voice vote.


Pages H7006, H7034

Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act of 2013:
The House passed 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, by a recorded vote of 221 ayes to 199 noes, Roll No. 579.


Pages H7009–34
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Rejected the Owens motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on the Judiciary with instructions to report the bill back to the House forthwith with amendments, by a yea-and-nay vote of 197 yeas to 224 nays, Roll No. 578.


Pages H7032–33 

Rejected:

Cohen amendment (No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 113–264) that sought to exempt from the bill asbestos trusts with internal anti-fraud procedures (by a recorded vote of 198 ayes to 223 noes, Roll No. 575);


Pages H7025–26,  H7030

Nadler amendment (No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 113–264) that sought to protect public health and safety by adding a requirement that any party seeking payment information from a trust must also make available information relevant to such action that pertains to public health or safety (by a recorded vote of 194 ayes to 226 noes, Roll No. 576); and


Pages H7026–27, H7030–31  

Jackson Lee amendment (No. 3 printed in H. Rept. 113–264) that sought to apply the transparency rules in the bill equally to asbestos industry defendants by requiring asbestos companies to report information about the location of their asbestos-containing products and provides an exception for trade secrets (by a recorded vote of 195 ayes to 226 noes, Roll No. 577).


Pages H7027–29, H7031–32

H. Res. 403, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 2655) and (H.R. 982), was agreed to by a recorded vote of 223 ayes to 194 noes, Roll No. 574, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 224 yeas to 195 nays, Roll No. 573.


Pages H7009–17 

Recess:
The House recessed at 3:55 p.m. and reconvened at 4:17 p.m.


Page H7029

Suspension--Proceedings Resumed:
The House agreed to suspend the rules and agree to the following measure which was debated yesterday, November 12th:
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.


Page H7034

Senate Message:
Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today and a message received from the Senate today appear on pages H7040.

Senate Referrals:
S. 1499 and S. 1512 were referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform; S. 1557 was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; and S Con. Res. 25 was held at the desk.


Pages H7017, H7050

Quorum Calls--Votes:
Two yea-and-nay votes and five recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H7016, H7017, H7030, H7030–31, H7031–32, H7032–33, H7033–34. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment:
The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 8:14 p.m.

Committee Meetings

KEEPING COLLEGE WITHIN REACH: SIMPLIFYING FEDERAL STUDENT AID

Committee on Education and the Workforce:
Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Keeping College Within Reach: Simplifying Federal Student Aid''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

LEGISLATIVE MEASURE

Committee on Energy and Commerce:
Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a 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. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

LEGISLATIVE MEASURE

Committee on Energy and Commerce:
Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a hearing on S. 1009, the ``Chemical Safety Improvement Act''. Testimony was heard from Senators Vitter; and Udall (NM); and Jim Jones, Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, Environmental Protection Agency; and public witnesses.

CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN THE 5 GHZ SPECTRUM BAND

Committee on Energy and Commerce:
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing entitled ``Challenges and Opportunities in the 5 GHz Spectrum Band''. Testimony was heard from Julius Knapp, Chief Office of Engineering and Technology, Federal Communications Commission; and public witnesses.

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FUTURE OF TERRORISM INSURANCE: FOSTERING PRIVATE MARKET INNOVATION TO LIMIT TAXPAYER EXPOSURE

Committee on Financial Services:
Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance held a hearing entitled ``The Future of Terrorism Insurance: Fostering Private Market Innovation to Limit Taxpayer Exposure''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

WHAT IS CENTRAL ABOUT CENTRAL BANKING?: A STUDY OF INTERNATIONAL MODELS

Committee on Financial Services:
Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade held a hearing entitled ``What Is Central About Central Banking?: A Study of International Models''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

EXAMINING NUCLEAR NEGOTIATIONS: IRAN AFTER ROUHANI'S FIRST 100 DAYS

Committee on Foreign Affairs:
Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Examining Nuclear Negotiations: Iran After Rouhani's First 100 Days''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

CONTINUING THREAT OF BOKO HARAM

Committee on Foreign Affairs:
Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations; and Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``The Continuing Threat of Boko Haram''. Testimony was heard from Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, Department of State; and public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE

Committee on Foreign Affairs:
Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa held a 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. The resolution was ordered reported, without amendment.

U.S. FOREIGN POLICY TOWARD IRAQ

Committee on Foreign Affairs:
Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa held a hearing entitled ``U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Iraq''. Testimony was heard from Brett McGurk, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Iraq and Iran, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Department of State.

CYBER SIDE-EFFECTS

Committee on Homeland Security:
Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Cyber Side-Effects: How Secure is the Personal Information Entered into the Flawed Healthcare.gov?''. Testimony was heard from Roberta ``Bobbie'' Stempfley, Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of Cybersecurity and Communication, Department of Homeland Security; Soraya Correa, Associate Director, Enterprise Services Directorate, Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security; and public witnesses.

INSIDER THREAT TO HOMELAND SECURITY: EXAMINING OUR NATION'S SECURITY CLEARANCE PROCESSES

Committee on Homeland Security:
Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence held a hearing entitled ``The Insider Threat to Homeland Security: Examining Our Nation's Security Clearance Processes''. Testimony was heard from Merton W. Miller, Associate Director of Investigations, Federal Investigative Services, Office of Personnel Management; Gregory Marshall, Chief Security Officer, Department of Homeland Security; Brian Prioletti, Assistant Director Special Security Directorate, National Counterintelligence Executive, Office of Director of National Intelligence; and Brenda S. Farrell, Director, Defense Capabilities and Management, Military and DOD Civilian Personnel Issues, Government Accountability Office.

IMPLEMENTATION OF AN ENTRY-EXIT SYSTEM: STILL WAITING AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

Committee on the Judiciary:
Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Implementation of an Entry-Exit System: Still Waiting After All These Years''. Testimony was heard from David F. Heyman, Assistant Secretary, Office of Policy, Department of Homeland Security; and public witnesses.

OBAMACARE IMPLEMENTATION: THE ROLLOUT OF HEALTHCARE.GOV

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform:
Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``ObamaCare Implementation: The Rollout of Healthcare.gov''. Testimony was heard from Frank Baitman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information Technology, Department of Health and Human Services; Henry Chao, Deputy Chief Information Officer and Deputy Director of the Office of Information Services, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer, Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House; Steve VanRoekel, Chief Information Officer and Administrator, Office of Electronic Government, Office of Management and Budget; David Powner, Director, Information Technology Management Issues, Government Accountability Office; and public witnesses.

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KEEPING AMERICA FIRST: FEDERAL INVESTMENTS IN RESEARCH, SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY AT NSF, NIST, OSTP AND INTERAGENCY STEM PROGRAMS

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology:
Subcommittee on Research and Technology held a hearing entitled ``Keeping America FIRST: Federal Investments in Research, Science, and Technology at NSF, NIST, OSTP and Interagency STEM Programs''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

CORRECTING KERFUFFLES--ANALYZING PROHIBITED PRACTICES AND PREVENTABLE PATIENT DEATHS AT JACKSON VAMC

Committee on Veterans' Affairs:
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Correcting Kerfuffles--Analyzing Prohibited Practices and Preventable Patient Deaths at Jackson VAMC''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

VA'S INDEPENDENT LIVING PROGRAM--A PROGRAM REVIEW

Committee on Veterans' Affairs:
Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity held a hearing entitled ``VA's Independent Living Program--A Program Review''. Testimony was heard from Daniel Bertoni, Director, Education, Workforce, and Income Security, Government Accountability Office; Margarita Devlin, Acting Director, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, Veterans Benefit Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs; and public witnesses.

Joint Meetings

ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

Joint Economic Committee:
Committee concluded a hearing to examine the current economic outlook, after receiving testimony from Jason Furman, Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers.

BUDGET RESOLUTION

Conferees
met to resolve the differences between the Senate and House passed versions of 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, but did not complete action thereon, and recessed subject to the call.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

NOVEMBER 14, 2013

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs:
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:
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:
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:
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.

Full Committee, to receive a closed briefing on developments in Egypt, 2 p.m., SVC–217.

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:
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:
to hold hearings to examine threats to the homeland, 10 a.m., SD–342.

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Committee on Indian Affairs:
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:
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.

Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, to hold hearings to examine cartel prosecution, focusing on stopping price fixers and protecting consumers, 2:45 p.m., SD–226.

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

House

Committee on Education and the Workforce,
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,
Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``Obamacare Implementation Problems: More than Just a Broken Website'', 10 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

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

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.

Committee on Financial Services,
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; H.R. 3468, 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 H.R. 3448, the ``Small Cap Liquidity Reform Act of 2013'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

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

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

Committee on Natural Resources,
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.

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

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,
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,
Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Strengthening Transparency and Accountability within the Environmental Protection Agency'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business,
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,
Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Progress Report: Hurricane Sandy Recovery--One Year Later'', 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

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

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

9:30 a.m., Thursday, November 14

Senate Chamber

Program for Thursday:
After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond two hours), Senate will vote on adoption of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 3204, Drug Quality and Security Act.

(Senate will recess from 1 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. for their respective party conferences.)

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Thursday, November 14

House Chamber

Program for Thursday:
Consideration of H.R. 2655--Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2013 (Subject to a Rule).

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE



Barletta, Lou, Pa., E1641, E1645, E1647

Barton, Joe, Tex., E1649

Brady, Robert A., Pa., E1643, E1648

Broun, Paul C., Ga., E1642

Calvert, Ken, Calif., E1651

Clarke, Yvette D., N.Y., E1644

Clay, Wm. Lacey, Mo., E1648

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E1649

Cook, Paul, Calif., E1651

Courtney, Joe, Conn., E1652

Cuellar, Henry, Tex., E1647

Fitzpatrick, Michael G., Pa., E1642, E1643, E1645, E1646, E1648, E1650, E1652

Foster, Bill, Ill., E1645

Gerlach, Jim, Pa., E1642

Grayson, Alan, Fla., E1650

Hall, Ralph M., Tex., E1642

Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E1647

Keating, William R., Mass., E1641

Latham, Tom, Iowa, E1641

Lowey, Nita M., N.Y., E1644

McGovern, James P., Mass., E1648

McMorris Rodgers, Cathy, Wash., E1643

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, D.C., E1643

Olson, Pete, Tex., E1646

Pallone, Frank, Jr., N.J., E1646

Pittenger, Robert, N.C., E1645

Rogers, Mike, Ala., E1643, E1649

Royce, Edward R., Calif., E1652

Sßnchez, Linda T., Calif., E1649

Sewell, Terri A., Ala., E1641

Valadao, David G., Calif., E1645

Wagner, Ann, Mo., E1644

Wolf, Frank R., Va., E1645 

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