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                                       Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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                              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.)



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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings



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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,

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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.
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.



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Daily Digest/House of Representatives



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                        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

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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
  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.



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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings



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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 
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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2013-11-14



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                    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).
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            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
Sanchez, 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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