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Daily Digest/Senate



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[Pages D1107-D1108]
                                         Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S8143-S8291
Measures Introduced: Seventeen bills and three resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 1722-1738, and S. Res. 299-301.
  Page S8186
Measures Reported:
  S. 1398, to require the Federal Government to expedite the sale of 
underutilized Federal real property. (S. Rept. No. 113-122) 
                                                             Page S8186
Measures Passed:
  Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Congressional Gold Medal: Committee on 
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs was discharged from further 
consideration of S. 381, to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the 
World War II members of the ``Doolittle Tokyo Raiders'', for 
outstanding heroism, valor, skill, and service to the United States in 
conducting the bombings of Tokyo, and the bill was then passed, after 
agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
  Page S8289
  Donnelly (for Brown) Amendment No. 2344, to award the gold medals to 
the next of kin of surviving members, as appropriate, and to designate 
the gold medals as numismatic items.
Pages S8289-90
  The Medal of Honor: Committee on Armed Services was discharged from 
further consideration of H.R. 3304, to authorize the President to award 
the Medal of Honor to Bennie G. Adkins and Donald P. Sloat of the 
United States Army for acts of valor during the Vietnam Conflict and to 
authorize the award of the Medal of Honor to certain other veterans who 
were previously recommended for award of the Medal of Honor, and the 
bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendments 
proposed thereto:
  Page S8290
  Donnelly (for Levin) Amendment No. 2345, of a perfecting nature. 
                                                             Page S8290
  Donnelly (for Levin) Amendment No. 2346, to amend the title. 
                                                             Page S8290
  Authorizing Production of Records: Senate agreed to S. Res. 300, to 
authorize the production of records by the Permanent Subcommittee on 
Investigations of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental 
Affairs.
  Page S8290
Measures Considered:
National Defense Authorization Act--Agreement: Senate continued 
consideration of S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, taking 
action on the following amendments and motions proposed thereto: 
                                               Pages S8153-58, S8158-81
Rejected:
  By 43 yeas to 55 nays (Vote No. 237), Inhofe (for Ayotte) Amendment 
No. 2255, to propose alternative requirements and limitations 
applicable to individuals detained at United States Naval Station, 
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (A unanimous-consent agreement was reached 
providing that the amendment, having failed to achieve 60 affirmative 
votes, the amendment was not agreed to.)
Pages S8169-79
  By 52 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. 238), Levin/McCain Amendment No. 
2175, to propose an alternative to section 1033, relating to a 
limitation on the transfer or release of individuals detained at United 
States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (A unanimous-consent 
agreement was reached providing that the amendment, having failed to 
achieve 60 affirmative votes, the amendment was not agreed to.) 
                                                         Pages S8169-80
Withdrawn:
  Reid motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Armed Services, 
with instructions, Reid Amendment No. 2125, to change the enactment 
date.
Page S8153
Pending:
  Reid (for Levin/Inhofe) Amendment No. 2123, to increase to 
$5,000,000,000 the ceiling on the general transfer authority of the 
Department of Defense.
Page S8153
  Reid (for Levin/Inhofe) Amendment No. 2124 (to Amendment No. 2123), 
of a perfecting nature.
Page S8153
  Reid motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Armed Services, 
with instructions, Reid

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Amendment No. 2305, to change the enactment date.
Page S8180
  Reid Amendment No. 2306 (to (the instructions) Amendment No. 2305), 
of a perfecting nature.
Page S8180
  Reid Amendment No. 2307 (to Amendment No. 2306), of a perfecting 
nature.
Pages S8180-81
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  Reid Amendment No. 2126 (to (the instructions) Amendment No. 2125), 
of a perfecting nature, fell when Reid motion to recommit the bill to 
the Committee on Armed Services, with instructions, Reid Amendment No. 
2125, was withdrawn.
Page S8153
  Reid Amendment No. 2127 (to Amendment No. 2126), of a perfecting 
nature, fell when Reid Amendment No. 2126 (to (the instructions) 
Amendment No. 2125), fell.
Page S8153
  A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the bill at approximately 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, 
November 20, 2013; that there be up to six hours of debate only on the 
issue of sexual assault; with Senator Gillibrand, or designee 
controlling three hours; Senators McCaskill and Ayotte, or designees, 
each controlling 75 minutes; the Ranking Member, or designee, 
controlling 20 minutes; and the Chairman, or designee, controlling 10 
minutes.
Page S8289
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Linda Thomas-Greenfield, an Assistant Secretary of State (African 
Affairs), to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the African 
Development Foundation for the remainder of the term expiring September 
27, 2015.
  Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, and Navy.
Page S8290
Messages from the House:
  Page S8184
Measures Referred:
  Page S8184
Measures Read the First Time:
  Pages S8184, S8290
Executive Communications:
  Pages S8184-86
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S8186-89
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S8189-99
Additional Statements:
  Page S8184
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S8199-S8288
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S8288-89
Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S8289
Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--238) 
                                                          Page S8179-80
Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 7:13 p.m., 
until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. (For Senate's program, 
see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings



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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
VIRTUAL CURRENCY
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on 
National Security and International Trade and Finance concluded a joint 
hearing with the Subcommittee on Economic Policy to examine the present 
and future impact of virtual currency, after receiving testimony from 
Jennifer Shasky Calvery, Director, Financial Crimes Enforcement 
Network, Department of the Treasury; David J. Cotney, Massachusetts 
Division of Banks Commissioner of Banks, Boston, on behalf of the 
Conference of State Bank Supervisors; Anthony Gallippi, BitPay, 
Atlanta, Georgia; Mercedes Kelley Tunstall, Ballard Spahr LLP, and Paul 
Smocer, BITS, on behalf of the Financial Services Roundtable, both of 
Washington, DC.; and Sarah Jane Hughes, Indiana University Maurer 
School of Law, Bloomington.
TYPHOON YOLANDA/HAIYAN
Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific 
Affairs concluded a hearing to examine the response to Typhoon Yolanda/
Haiyan, after receiving testimony from Scot Marciel, Principal Deputy 
Assistant Secretary of State for East-Asia Pacific Affairs; and Jeremy 
Konyndyk, Director, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, U.S. 
Agency for International Development.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine the nominations of Dana J. Hyde, of Maryland, to be Chief 
Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation, and Mark E. Lopes, 
of Arizona, to be United States Executive Director of the Inter-
American Development Bank, after the nominees testified and answered 
questions in their own behalf.
OVERSIGHT POSITIONS WITHIN THE FEDERAL WORKFORCE
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee 
on the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal Programs and the Federal 
Workforce concluded a hearing to examine the roles and effectiveness of 
oversight positions within the Federal workforce, focusing on 
strengthening government oversight, after receiving testimony from 
Peggy E.

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Gustafson, Inspector General, Small Business Administration, Chair, 
Legislation Committee, Council on the Inspectors General for Integrity 
and Efficiency; Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General, Department of 
Justice; Carolyn N. Lerner, Special Counsel, Office of Special Counsel; 
Karen Neuman, Chief Privacy Officer, Department of Homeland Security; 
and Wendy Ginsberg, Analyst in American National Government, 
Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported 
the following business items:
  S. 932, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for advance 
appropriations for certain discretionary accounts of the Department of 
Veterans Affairs, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 1262, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a 
veterans conservation corps, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute;
  S. 1556, to amend title 38, United States Code, to modify authorities 
relating to the collective bargaining of employees in the Veterans 
Health Administration;
  S. 1581, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide 
counseling and treatment for sexual trauma to members of the Armed 
Forces, to require the Secretary to screen veterans for domestic abuse, 
to require the Secretary to submit reports on military sexual trauma 
and domestic abuse, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 1593, to amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to enhance the 
protections accorded to servicemembers and their spouses with respect 
to mortgages, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 1604, to amend title 38, United States Code, to expand and enhance 
eligibility for health care and services through the Department of 
Veterans Affairs, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute; and
  The nominations of Sloan D. Gibson, of the District of Columbia, to 
be Deputy Secretary, Linda A. Schwartz, of Connecticut, to be Assistant 
Secretary for Policy and Planning, and Constance B. Tobias, of 
Maryland, to be Chairman of the Board of Veterans' Appeals, all of the 
Department of Veterans Affairs.
INTELLIGENCE
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee held closed hearings on 
intelligence matters, receiving testimony from officials of the 
intelligence community.
  Committee recessed subject to the call.



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Daily Digest/House of Representatives



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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 14 public bills, H.R. 3529-
3542; and 3 resolutions, H. Res. 421-423 were introduced. 
                                                         Pages H7251-52
Additional Cosponsors:
  Page H7253
Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows:
  H. Res. 420, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1900) to 
provide for the timely consideration of all licenses, permits, and 
approvals required under Federal law with respect to the siting, 
construction, expansion, or operation of any natural gas pipeline 
projects, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 113-272).
Page H7251
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Holding to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H7191
Recess: The House recessed at 10:57 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon. 
                                                             Page H7197
Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest chaplain, Rev. Dr. John 
Adams, First Baptist Church, Mantachie, Mississippi.
  Page H7197
Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by 
voice vote.
  Pages H7197, H7211
Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act: The House began 
consideration of 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. Consideration is expected to resume 
tomorrow.
  Pages H7201-11, H7211-32
  Pursuant to the rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute 
consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-26 shall be 
considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole, 
in lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by 
the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the bill. The bill, 
as amended, shall be considered as the original bill for

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the purpose of further amendment under the five-minute rule. 
                                                             Page H7218
Agreed to:
  Hastings (WA) manager's amendment (No. 1 printed in part A of H. 
Rept. 113-271) that adjusts the amount of funds authorized to be made 
available to BLM field offices for energy permitting to ensure bill has 
a positive (deficit reducing) score;
Page H7223
  Hanabusa amendment (No. 5 printed in part A of H. Rept. 113-271) that 
requires the Secretary of the Interior in consultation with the 
Secretary of Agriculture to include in their Quadrennial Federal 
Onshore Energy Production Strategy, the best estimate, based upon 
commercial and scientific data, of the expected increase in domestic 
production of geothermal, solar, wind, or other renewable energy 
sources on lands designated as Hawaiian Home Lands that the state 
agency or department responsible for the administration of these lands 
selects to be used for energy production; and
Page H7228
  Marino amendment (No. 6 printed in part A of H. Rept. 113-271) that 
requires the Secretary of the Interior to include Federal lands as a 
part of its plan to address new demands for oil and gas pipelines. 
                                                         Pages H7228-29
Proceedings Postponed:
  Jackson Lee amendment (No. 2 printed in part A of H. Rept. 113-271) 
that seeks to preserve the First Amendment Right To Petition; 
                                                         Pages H7223-25
  Lowenthal amendment (No. 3 printed in part A of H. Rept. 113-271) 
that seeks to allow the Secretary of the Interior to continue to review 
actions that generally qualify for Categorical Exclusions to NEPA for 
possible Extraordinary Circumstances (e.g. Violations of a Federal law, 
or a State, local, or tribal law or requirement) which would then 
supersede the Categorical Exclusion and require further NEPA review; 
                                                         Pages H7225-26
  Jackson Lee amendment (No. 4 printed in part A of H. Rept. 113-271) 
that seeks to eliminate prohibition of award of attorney fees which 
otherwise would be recoverable under Equal Access to Justice Act; 
                                                         Pages H7226-28
  Polis amendment (No. 7 printed in part A of H. Rept. 113-271) that 
seeks to require the National Academy of Sciences to study and report 
to Congress about the impact of flooding on oil and gas facilities and 
the resulting instances of leaking and spills from tanks, wells, and 
pipelines; and
Pages H7229-30
  DeFazio amendment (No. 8 printed in part A of H. Rept. 113-271) that 
seeks to authorize $10 million of the revenue generated by the 
underlying bill for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to use 
existing authority to limit speculation in energy markets. 
                                                         Pages H7230-31
  H. Res. 419, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 
1965) and (H.R. 2728), was agreed to by a recorded vote of 222 ayes to 
196 noes, Roll No. 591, after the previous question was ordered by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 223 yeas to 194 nays, Roll No. 590. 
                                                         Pages H7201-11
Suspension: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measure:
  PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act of 2013: S. 1545, to extend 
authorities related to global HIV/AIDS and to promote oversight of 
United States programs.
  Pages H7232-38
Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote and one recorded vote 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H7210 and 
H7210-11. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 7:08 p.m.



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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings



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Committee Meetings
IMPROVING THE CARL D. PERKINS CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION ACT
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Full Committee held a hearing 
entitled ``Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's Jobs: Improving 
the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act''. Testimony was 
heard from Brenda Dann-Messier, Assistant Secretary for Adult and 
Vocational Education, Department of Education; and public witnesses.
EXAMINING FEDERAL REGULATION OF MOBILE MEDICAL APPS AND OTHER HEALTH 
SOFTWARE
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
entitled ``Examining Federal Regulation of Mobile Medical Apps and 
Other Health Software''. Testimony was heard from Jeffrey E. Shuren, 
M.D., Director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and 
Drug Administration; and public witnesses.
SECURITY OF HEALTHCARE.GOV
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Security of HealthCare.gov''. 
Testimony was heard from Henry Chao, Deputy Chief Information Officer 
and Deputy Director of the Office of Information Services, Center for 
Medicare and Medicaid Services; and public witnesses.

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MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy and Power 
began a markup on H.R. 3301, the ``North American Energy Infrastructure 
Act''.
A GENERAL OVERVIEW OF DISPARATE IMPACT THEORY
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``A General Overview of 
Disparate Impact Theory''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE BIGGERT-WATERS FLOOD INSURANCE ACT OF 2012: 
PROTECTING TAXPAYERS AND HOMEOWNERS
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance 
held a hearing entitled ``Implementation of the Biggert-Waters Flood 
Insurance Act of 2012: Protecting Taxpayers and Homeowners''. Testimony 
was heard from public witnesses.
CRISIS IN THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, 
Global Human Rights, and International Organizations held a hearing 
entitled ``Crisis in the Central African Republic''. Testimony was 
heard from Robert P. Jackson, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, 
Bureau of African Affairs Department of State; and public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and 
Emerging Threats held a markup on H. Res. 188, Calling upon the 
Government of Turkey to facilitate the reopening of the Ecumenical 
Patriarchate's Theological School of Halki without condition or further 
delay. The resolution was agreed to and favorably reported, without 
amendment.


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  November 19, 2013, on page D1111, the following appeared: 
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and 
Emerging Threats held a markup on H. Res. 188, Calling upon the 
Government of Turkey to facilitate the opening of the Ecumenical 
Patriarchate's Theological School of Halki without condition or 
further delay. The resolution passed, without amendment.
  
  The online version should be corrected to read: Committee on 
Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging 
Threats held a markup on H. Res. 188, Calling upon the Government 
of Turkey to facilitate the opening of the Ecumenical 
Patriarchate's Theological School of Halki without condition or 
further delay. The resolution was agreed to and favorably 
reported, without amendment.


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U.S. POLICY TOWARD THE ARABIAN PENINSULA
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on the Middle East and North 
Africa held a hearing entitled ``U.S. Policy Toward the Arabian 
Peninsula: Yemen and Bahrain''. Testimony was heard from Barbara Leaf, 
Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Arabian Peninsula, Department of 
State.
SECURE MARITIME BORDER
Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Border and Maritime 
Security held a hearing entitled ``What Does a Secure Maritime Border 
Look Like?''. Testimony was heard from Rear Admiral William ``Dean'' 
Lee Deputy for Operations Policy and Capabilities, Coast Guard, 
Department of Homeland Security; Randolph D. Alles, Assistant 
Commissioner, Office of Air and Marine, Customs and Border Protection, 
Department of Homeland Security; Steve Caldwell, Director, Maritime and 
Security Coast Guard Issue, Homeland Security and Justice Team, U.S. 
Government Accountability Office; and a public witness.
RISE OF INNOVATIVE BUSINESS MODELS: CONTENT DELIVERY METHODS IN THE 
DIGITAL AGE
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual 
Property and the Internet held a hearing entitled ``The Rise of 
Innovative Business Models: Content Delivery Methods in the Digital 
Age''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
OVERSIGHT OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION'S MISMANAGEMENT OF 
FEDERAL DISABILITY PROGRAMS
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on Energy 
Policy, Health Care and Entitlements held a hearing entitled 
``Continuing Oversight of the Social Security Administration's 
Mismanagement of Federal Disability Programs''. Testimony was heard 
from Patrick P. O'Carroll, Inspector General, Social Security 
Administration; Glenn E. Sklar, Deputy Commissioner, Adjudication and 
Review, Social Security Administration; and Jasper J. Bede, Regional 
Chief Administrative Law Judge, Region 3 Office of Disability, 
Adjudication and Review, Social Security Administration.
NATURAL GAS PIPELINE PERMITTING REFORM ACT
Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 1900, the 
``Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act''. The Committee granted, 
by record vote of 8-4, a structured rule for H.R. 1900. Provides one 
hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and 
ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Waives 
all points of order against consideration of the bill. Makes in order 
as original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of 
a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-25 and 
provides that it shall be considered as read. Waives all points of 
order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute. Makes in 
order only those further 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,

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shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand 
for division of the question. Waives all points of order against the 
amendments printed in the report. Provides one motion to recommit with 
or without instructions. In section 2, the rule provides that on any 
legislative day during the period from November 22, 2013, through 
November 29, 2013: the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day 
shall be considered as approved; and the Chair may at any time declare 
the House adjourned to meet at a date and time to be announced by the 
Chair in declaring the adjournment. In section 3, the rule provides 
that the Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair 
for the duration of the period addressed by section 2 of the rule. 
Testimony was heard from Representatives Pompeo and Castor (FL).
DATA ON HEALTHCARE.GOV
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Full Committee held a 
hearing entitled ``Is My Data on Healthcare.gov Secure?''. Testimony 
was heard from public witnesses.
AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on 
Highways and Transit held a hearing entitled ``How Autonomous Vehicles 
Will Shape the Future of Surface Transportation''. Testimony was heard 
from David Strickland, Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration; and public witnesses.
FEDERAL TRIANGLE SOUTH: REDEVELOPING UNDERUTILIZED FEDERAL PROPERTY 
THROUGH PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on 
Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management held a 
hearing entitled ``Federal Triangle South: Redeveloping Underutilized 
Federal Property Through Public Private Partnerships''. Testimony was 
heard from Representative Denham; and Daniel Tangherlini, 
Administrator, U.S. General Services Administration; L. Preston Bryant, 
Jr., Chairman, National Capital Planning Commission; and a public 
witness.

Joint Meetings
INEQUALITY, DISCRIMINATION, AND INCLUSION FOR BLACK EUROPEANS
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: Commission concluded 
a hearing to examine people of African descent and Black Europeans, 
focusing on issues of inequality, discrimination, and inclusion for 
Black Europeans, and discussing similarities and work with African-
American civil rights organizations, after receiving testimony from 
Charles Asante-Yeboa, Africa Center, Kyiv, Ukraine; Hedwig Bvumburah, 
Cross Culture International Foundation, Paola, Malta; Salome Mbugua, 
AkiDwA, Migrant Women's Network, Dublin, Ireland; Malcolm Jallow 
Momodou, European Network Against Racism, Malmo, Sweden; and Larry 
Olomoofe, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Office 
for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, Warsaw, Poland.



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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2013-11-20



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                   COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

                           NOVEMBER 20, 2013

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold 
hearings to examine soldiers as consumers, focusing on business 
practices relating to the military community, 2:30 p.m., SR-253.
  Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Public 
Lands, Forests, and Mining, to hold hearings to examine S. 182, to 
provide for the unencumbering of title to non-Federal land owned by 
the city of Anchorage, Alaska, for purposes of economic development 
by conveyance of the Federal reversion interest to the City, S. 483, 
to designate the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Conservation Area 
in the State of California, S. 771, to provide to the Secretary of 
the Interior a mechanism to cancel contracts for the sale of 
materials CA-20139 and CA-22901, S. 776, to establish the Columbine-
Hondo Wilderness in the State of New Mexico, to provide for the 
conveyance of certain parcels of National Forest System land in the 
State, S. 841, to designate certain Federal land in the San Juan 
National Forest in the State of Colorado as wilderness, S. 1305, to 
provide for the conveyance of the Forest Service Lake Hill 
Administrative Site in Summit County, Colorado, S. 1341, to modify 
the Forest Service Recreation Residence Program as the program 
applies to units of the National Forest System derived from the 
public domain by implementing a simple, equitable, and predictable 
procedure for determining cabin user fees, S. 1414, to provide for 
the conveyance of certain Federal land in the State of Oregon to the 
Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians, S. 
1415, to provide for the conveyance of certain Federal land in the 
State of Oregon to the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, S. 
1479, to address the forest health, public safety, and wildlife 
habitat threat presented by the risk of wildfire, including 
catastrophic wildfire, on National Forest System land and public 
land managed by the Bureau of Land Management by requiring the 
Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to 
expedite forest management projects relating to hazardous fuels 
reduction, forest health, and economic development, and S. 339, to 
facilitate the efficient extraction of mineral

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resources in southeast Arizona by authorizing and directing an 
exchange of Federal and non-Federal land, 3:30 p.m., SD-366.
  Committee on Finance: to hold hearings to examine the nominations 
of Sarah Bloom Raskin, of Maryland, to be Deputy Secretary of the 
Treasury, and Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, of Missouri, to be a Member of 
the United States International Trade Commission, 10 a.m., SD-215.
  Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Subcommittee 
on Primary Health and Aging, to hold hearings to examine health 
relating to social and economic status, 10 a.m., SD-430.
  Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: business 
meeting to consider the nomination of Jeh Charles Johnson, of New 
Jersey, to be Secretary of Homeland Security, 10 a.m., SD-342.
  Subcommittee on the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal 
Programs and the Federal Workforce, to hold hearings to examine the 
national security workforce, 2 p.m., SD-342.
  Committee on Indian Affairs: to hold an oversight hearing to 
examine Carcieri, focusing on bringing certainty to trust land 
acquisitions, 2:30 p.m., SD-628.
  Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine the 
nomination of David Jeremiah Barron, of Massachusetts, to be United 
States Circuit Judge for the First Circuit, 2:30 p.m., SD-226.
  Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship: to hold hearings 
to examine Affordable Care Act implementation, focusing on how to 
achieve a successful rollout of the small business exchanges, 10 
a.m., SR-428.


                                 House

  Committee on Armed Services, Full Committee, hearing on the 2013 
Report to Congress of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review 
Commission, 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Military Personnel, hearing entitled ``Military 
Resale Programs Overview'', 2 p.m., 2212 Rayburn.
  Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on 
Workforce Protections, hearing entitled ``Redefining Companion Care: 
Jeopardizing Access to Affordable Care for Seniors and Individuals 
with Disabilities'', 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.
  Committtee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and 
Power, continued markup on H.R. 3301, the ``North American Energy 
Infrastructure Act'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``Examining Public Health 
Legislation to Help Local Communities'', 2 p.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 
2385, the ``CFPB Pay Fairness Act of 2013''; H.R. 2446, the 
``Responsible Consumer Financial Protection Regulations Act of 
2013''; H.R. 2571, the ``Consumer Right to Financial Privacy Act of 
2013''; H.R. 3183, to provide consumers with a free annual 
disclosure of information the Bureau of Consumer Financial 
Protection maintains on them; H.R. 3193, the ``Consumer Financial 
Protection Safety and Soundness Improvement Act of 2013''; and H.R. 
3519, the ``Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Accountability 
and Transparency Act of 2013'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  Committee on Foreign on Affairs, Full Committee, 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; H. Res. 402, supporting the European 
aspirations of the peoples of the European Union's Eastern 
Partnership countries, and for other purposes; H. Res. 404, 
expressing condolences and support for assistance to the victims of 
Typhoon Haiyan which made landfall in the Republic of the 
Philippines on November 8, 2013; H.R. 1992, the ``Israel Qualitative 
Military Edge Enhancement Act''; H.R. 3470, the ``Naval Vessel 
Transfer and Arms Export Control Amendments Act of 2013''; and H.R. 
3509, the ``Assessing Progress in Haiti Act of 2013'', 10 a.m., 2172 
Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, hearing 
entitled ``Terrorist Groups in Syria'', 1:30 p.m., 2200 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, hearing entitled 
``Bangladesh in Turmoil: A Nation on the Brink?'', 2 p.m., 2172 
Rayburn.
  Committee on House Administration, Full Committee, hearing 
entitled ``Military and Overseas Voting in 2012''; and markup on a 
resolution regarding the House Academic Competition, 11:30 a.m., 
1310 Longworth.
  Committee on the Judiciary, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 3309, 
the ``Innovation Act'', 11:15 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, November 20, 
Subcommittee on National Security, hearing entitled ``Abuse of 
Overtime at DHS: Padding Paychecks and Pension at Taxpayer 
Expense'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, November 20, 
Subcommittee on Space, hearing entitled ``Commercial Space'', 10 
a.m., 2318 Rayburn.
  Committee on Small Business, November 20, Full Committee, hearing 
entitled ``The Startup Movement'', 1 p.m., 2360 Rayburn.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs, November 20, Full Committee, 
markup on Department of Veterans Affairs Major Medical Facility 
Lease Authorization Act of 2013, 9:30 a.m., 3334 Cannon.
  November 20, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Building VA's 
Future: Confronting Persistent Challenges in VA Major Construction 
and Lease Programs'', 10 a.m., 334 Cannon.


                             Joint Meetings

  Conference: meeting of conferees on H.R. 3080, to provide for 
improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to 
provide for the conservation and development of water and related 
resources, 9:30 a.m., SH-216.



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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                   9:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 20 

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Wednesday: After the transaction of any morning business 
(not to extend beyond one hour), Senate will continue consideration of 
S. 1197, National Defense Authorization Act.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                    10 a.m., Wednesday, November 20 

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Wednesday:  Consideration of H.R. 2728--Protecting States' 
Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act (Subject to a Rule).
    
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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Barber, Ron, Ariz., E1706
Beatty, Joyce, Ohio, E1703
Bucshon, Larry, Ind., E1705
Bustos, Cheri, Ill., E1701
Coffman, Mike, Colo., E1706
Conaway, K. Michael, Tex., E1704, E1706
Esty, Elizabeth H., Conn., E1708
Fitzpatrick, Michael G., Pa., E1703, E1708
Gerlach, Jim, Pa., E1702
Granger, Kay, Tex., E1706
Graves, Sam, Mo., E1703, E1705, E1706, E1707, E1708, E1709
Grayson, Alan, Fla., E1707
Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E1703, E1706
Higgins, Brian, N.Y., E1701, E1708
Holt, Rush, N.J., E1702
Lance, Leonard, N.J., E1703, E1708
Lee, Barbara, Calif., E1704
McCollum, Betty, Minn., E1704
Michaud, Michael H., Me., E1706
Moore, Gwen, Wisc., E1707
Pastor, Ed, Ariz., E1701
Peters, Gary C., Mich., E1707
Rahall, Nick J., II, W.Va., E1705
Ruppersberger, C.A. Dutch, Md., E1705
Schwartz, Allyson Y., Pa., E1705, E1707
Smith, Christopher H., N.J., E1702, E1709
Tsongas, Niki, Mass., E1701 



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