Daily Digest

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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.


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Measures Reported:


S. 1398, to require the Federal Government to expedite the sale of underutilized Federal real property. (S. Rept. No. 113–122)


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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:


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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.


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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:

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Donnelly (for Levin) Amendment No. 2345, of a perfecting nature.


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Donnelly (for Levin) Amendment No. 2346, to amend the title.


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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.

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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.)


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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.)


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Withdrawn:

Reid motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Armed Services, with instructions, Reid Amendment No. 2125, to change the enactment date.


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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.


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Reid (for Levin/Inhofe) Amendment No. 2124 (to Amendment No. 2123), of a perfecting nature.


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Reid motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Armed Services, with instructions, Reid Amendment No. 2305, to change the enactment date.


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Reid Amendment No. 2306 (to (the instructions) Amendment No. 2305), of a perfecting nature.


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Reid Amendment No. 2307 (to Amendment No. 2306), of a perfecting nature.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Messages from the House:


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Measures Referred:


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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:


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Amendments Submitted:


Pages S8199–S8288 

Authorities for Committees to Meet:


Pages S8288–89 

Privileges of the Floor:


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Record Votes:
Two record votes were taken today. (Total--238)


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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 S8290.)
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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. 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.

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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.

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.


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Additional Cosponsors:


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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).


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


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Recess:
The House recessed at 10:57 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.


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Chaplain:
The prayer was offered by the guest chaplain, Rev. Dr. John Adams, First Baptist Church, Mantachie, Mississippi.


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


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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.


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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 the purpose of further amendment under the five-minute rule.


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Agreed to:

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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;


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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


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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.


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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;


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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;


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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;


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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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.

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.

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, 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).

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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.

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 resources in southeast Arizona by authorizing and directing an exchange of Federal and non-Federal land, 3:30 p.m., SD–366.

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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).



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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