Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
May 16, 2013
113th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 159, No. 69 — Daily Edition
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
- Senate confirmed the nomination of Ernest J. Moniz, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of Energy.
Freedom to Fish Act: Senate passed S. 982, to prohibit the Corps of Engineers from taking certain actions to establish a restricted area prohibiting public access to waters downstream of a dam.
National Minority Health Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 145, promoting minority health awareness and supporting the goals and ideals of National Minority Health Month in April 2013 to bring attention to the health disparities faced by minority populations such as American Indians and Alaska Natives, Asians, Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, and Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.
National Police Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 146, designating the week of May 12 through May 18, 2013, as ``National Police Week''.
National Foster Care Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 147, recognizing National Foster Care Month as an opportunity to raise awareness about the challenges of children in the foster care system, and encouraging Congress to implement policy to improve the lives of children in the foster care system.
National Kids to Parks Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 148, designating May 18, 2013, as ``National Kids to Parks Day''.
Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 16, authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for the unveiling of a statue of Frederick Douglass.
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki): The Chair, on behalf of the Vice President, pursuant to Public Law 94–304, as amended by Public Law 99–7, appointed the following Senator as a member of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki) during the 113th Congress: Senator Chambliss.
Farm Bill--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately 3:00 p.m., on Monday, May 20, 2013, Senate proceed to the consideration of S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018.
Nominations--Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that at 5:00 p.m., on Monday, May 20, 2013, Senate begin consideration of the nominations of Sheri Polster Chappell, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida, and Michael J. McShane, of Oregon, to be United States District Judge for the District of Oregon; that there be 30 minutes for debate equally divided in the usual form; that upon the use or yielding back of time, Senate vote, without intervening action or debate, on confirmation of the nominations in the order listed; that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, after consultation with the Republican Leader, Senate begin consideration of the nominations of Mark A. Barnett, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of International Trade, and Claire R. Kelly, of New York, to be a Judge of the United States Court of International Trade; that there be 30 minutes for debate equally divided in the usual form; and that upon the use or yielding back of time, Senate vote, without intervening action or debate, on confirmation of the nominations in the order listed.
Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
Carolyn B. McHugh, of Utah, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit.
Debra M. Brown, of Mississippi, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Mississippi.
Pamela L. Reeves, of Tennessee, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee.
Elizabeth A. Wolford, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of New York.
Richard T. Metsger, of Oregon, to be a Member of the National Credit Union Administration Board for a term expiring August 2, 2017.
Daniel R. Russel, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (East Asian and Pacific Affairs).
Robert James Grey, Jr., of Virginia, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation for a term expiring July 13, 2014.
1 Navy nomination in the rank of admiral.
Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy.
Messages from the House:
Executive Reports of Committees:
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--127)
Adjournment: Senate convened at 11 a.m. and adjourned at 6:07 p.m., until 2 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S3585.)
APPROPRIATIONS: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AGENCIES
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies concluded a hearing to examine proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2014 for various agencies within the Department of Agriculture, after receiving testimony from Edward Avalos, Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Kevin Concannon, Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, Elisabeth Hagen, Under Secretary for Food Safety, and Catherine E. Woteki, Chief Scientist and Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics, all of the Department of Agriculture.
APPROPRIATIONS: FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies concluded open and closed hearings to examine proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2014 for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, after receiving testimony from Robert S. Mueller III, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice.
LAW OF ARMED CONFLICT
Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the law of armed conflict, the use of military force, and the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, after receiving testimony from Robert S. Taylor, Acting General Counsel, Michael A. Sheehan, Assistant Secretary for Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict, Major General Michael K. Nagata, USA, Deputy Director for Special Operations/Counterterrorism, J–37, Joint Staff, and Brigadier General Richard C. Gross, JAGC, USA, Legal Counsel, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, all of the Department of Defense; Rosa Brooks, Georgetown University Law Center, Kenneth Roth, Human Rights Watch, and Charles Stimson, The Heritage Foundation, all of Washington, D.C.; Geoffrey S. Corn, South Texas College of Law, McAllen, Texas; and Jack Goldsmith, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION STRATEGIES
Committee on the Budget: Committee with the Task Force on Government Performance concluded a hearing to examine effective strategies for government reorganization, focusing on reducing fragmentation, overlap, and duplication and achieving cost savings, after receiving testimony from Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States, Government Accountability Office; John P. Holdren, Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President; Delaware State Senator Nicole Poore, Dover; and David H. Rosenbloom, American University Department of Public Administration and Policy, Washington, D.C.
PARTNERSHIPS TO ADVANCE THE BUSINESS OF SPACE
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Science and Space concluded a hearing to examine partnerships to advance the business of space, after receiving testimony from Captain Michael Lopez-Alegria, USN (Ret.), Commercial Spaceflight Federation, and Patti Grace Smith, both of Washington, D.C.; Steven Collicott, Purdue University School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, West Lafayette, Indiana; and N. Wayne Hale, Jr., Special Aerospace Services, Boulder, Colorado.
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee ordered favorably reported the following business items:
S. 27, to clarify authority granted under the Act entitled ``An Act to define the exterior boundary of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation in the State of Utah'';
S. 59, to designate a Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial at the March Field Air Museum in Riverside, California;
S. 156, to allow for the harvest of gull eggs by the Huna Tlingit people within Glacier Bay National Park in the State of Alaska, with an amendment;
S. 211, to amend certain definitions contained in the Provo River Project Transfer Act for purposes of clarifying certain property descriptions;
S. 225, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of alternatives for commemorating and interpreting the role of the Buffalo Soldiers in the early years of the National Parks;
S. 241, to establish the Rio Grande del Norte National Conservation Area in the State of New Mexico, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
S. 256, to amend Public Law 93–435 with respect to the Northern Mariana Islands, providing parity with Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa, with an amendment;
S. 284, to transfer certain facilities, easements, and rights-of-way to Fort Sumner Irrigation District, New Mexico;
S. 305, to authorize the acquisition of core battlefield land at Champion Hill, Port Gibson, and Raymond for addition to Vicksburg National Military Park, with amendments:
S. 312, to adjust the boundary of the Carson National Forest, New Mexico;
S. 342, to designate the Pine Forest Range Wilderness area in Humboldt County, Nevada;
S. 349, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a segment of the Beaver, Chipuxet, Queen, Wood, and Pawcatuck Rivers in the States of Connecticut and Rhode Island for study for potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System;
S. 368, to reauthorize the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act, with an amendment;
S. 371, to establish the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, to dedicate the Park to John H. Chafee;
S. 447, to provide for the conveyance of certain cemeteries that are located on National Forest System land in Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota;
S. 476, to amend the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Development Act to extend to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Commission, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
S. 507, to establish the Manhattan Project National Historical Park in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Hanford, Washington, with amendments;
S. 609, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal land in San Juan County, New Mexico, with amendments;
S. 684, to amend the Mni Wiconi Project Act of 1988 to facilitate completion of the Mni Wiconi Rural Water Supply System, with amendments;
S. 736, to establish a maximum amount for special use permit fees applicable to certain cabins on National Forest System land in the State of Alaska, with amendments;
S. 757, to provide for the implementation of the multispecies habitat conservation plan for the Virgin River, Nevada, and Lincoln County, Nevada, to extend the authority to purchase certain parcels of public land;
S.J. Res. 12, to consent to certain amendments enacted by the legislature of the State of Hawaii to the Hawaiian Homes Commission, Act, 1920; and
H.R. 316, to reinstate and transfer certain hydroelectric licenses and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of certain hydroelectric projects, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee ordered favorably reported the nomination of Regina McCarthy, of Massachusetts, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee ordered favorably reported the nomination of Thomas Edward Perez, of Maryland, to be Secretary of Labor.
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Mark Gaston Pearce, of New York, to be Chairman, who was introduced by Senator Schumer, and Richard F. Griffin, Jr., of the District of Columbia, who was introduced by Senator Warren, Sharon Block, of the District of Columbia, who was introduced by Senator Murphy, Harry I. Johnson III, of Virginia, who was introduced by former Senator Byron Dorgan, and Philip Andrew Miscimarra, of Illinois, who was introduced by Senator Alexander, all to be a Member, all of the National Labor Relations Board, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the nominations of Srikanth Srinivasan, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, Raymond T. Chen, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit, and Jennifer A. Dorsey, to be United States District Judge for the District of Nevada.
Also, committee resumed consideration of S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform, but did not complete action thereon.
Committee recessed subject to the call.
MANDATORY E-VERIFY ON SMALL BUSINESSES
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the effects of mandatory e-verify on America's small businesses, including S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform, after receiving testimony from Peter Monaghan, Deputy Associate Commissioner, Data Exchange and Policy Publications, Social Security Administration; Kathy Lotspeich, Deputy Chief, Verification Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security; John Arensmeyer, Small Business Majority, Sausalito, California; David R. Burton, National Small Business Association, and Ryan Kearney, National Restaurant Association, both of Washington, D.C.; Sabrina Poole, Systems Engineering Research Development Institute (SERDI), Rockville, Maryland; and Rick Judson, National Association of Home Builders, Charlotte, North Carolina.
House of Representatives
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.
Recess: The House recessed at 10:46 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest chaplain, Dr. Mike Landry, Sarasota Baptist Church, Sarasota, Florida.
Moment of Silence: The House observed a moment of silence in honor of all law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010: The House passed H.R. 45, to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, by a yea-and-nay vote of 229 yeas to 195 nays, Roll No. 154.
Rejected the Capps motion to recommit the bill to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Education and the Workforce with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 190 yeas to 230 nays, Roll No. 153.
H. Res. 215, the rule providing for consideration of the bill, was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 226 yeas to 192 nays, Roll No. 151, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 228 yeas to 193 nays, Roll No. 150.
British-American Interparliamentary Group--Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following Member on the part of the House to the British-American Interparliamentary Group: Representative Cicilline.
Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic of China--Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following Members on the part of the House to the Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic of China: Representatives Wolf, Pittenger, and Meadows.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 8:05 p.m.
Committee on Agriculture: Full Committee concluded markup on H.R. 1947, the ``Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013''. The bill was ordered reported, as amended.
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Homeland Security held a markup on FY 2014 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill. The bill was forwarded, without amendment.
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 1911, the ``Smarter Solutions for Students Act''; and H.R. 1949, the ``Improving Postsecondary Education Data for Students Act''. The bills, H.R. 1911 and H.R. 1949, were ordered reported, as amended.
FRAUD ON THE ELDERLY: A GROWING CONCERN FOR A GROWING POPULATION
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Fraud on the Elderly: A Growing Concern for a Growing Population''. Testimony was heard from Kay Brown, Director, Education, Workforce, and Income Security, Government Accountability Office; Joseph S. Campbell, Acting Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission; Gail Hillebrand, Associate Director, Consumer Education and Engagement, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; and William H. Sorrell, Attorney General, State of Vermont.
FISCAL YEAR 2014 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY BUDGET
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy and Power and Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a hearing entitled ``The Fiscal Year 2014 Environmental Protection Agency Budget''. Testimony was heard from Bob Perciasepe, Acting Administrator and Deputy Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency.
OVERSIGHT OF THE SEC
Committee on Financial Services: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Oversight of the SEC's Agenda, Operations, and FY 2014 Budget Request''. Testimony was heard from Mary Jo White, Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission.
GOVERNMENT'S ROLE IN MULTIFAMILY AND HEALTH CARE FACILITIES MORTGAGE INSURANCE AND REVERSE MORTGAGES
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance held a hearing entitled ``Sustainable Housing Finance: The Government's Role in Multifamily and Health Care Facilities Mortgage Insurance and Reverse Mortgages''. Testimony was heard from the following officials from the Department of Housing and Urban Development: Charles Coulter, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Single-Family Housing; Marie Head, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multi-Family Housing; and Roger Miller, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Healthcare Programs.
ASSESSING U.S. FOREIGN ASSISTANCE PRIORITIES IN EAST ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific held a hearing entitled ``Assessing U.S. Foreign Assistance Priorities in East Asia and the Pacific''. Testimony was heard from Joseph Y. Yun, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State; Nisha Biswal, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Asia; U.S. Agency for International Development.
ASSESSMENT OF DHS CAPABILITIES
Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies held a hearing entitled ``Facilitating Cyber Threat Information Sharing and Partnering with the Private Sector to Protect Critical Infrastructure: An Assessment of DHS Capabilities''. Testimony was heard from the following Department of Homeland officials: Roberta Stempfley, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, National Protection and Programs Directorate; Larry Zelvin, Director of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, National Protection and Programs Directorate; and Charles Edwards, Acting Inspector General.
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security held a hearing to vote on the motion to request the reports from the Department of Homeland Security on the following bills: H.R. 306, for the relief of Corina de Chalup Turcinovic; H.R. 977, for the relief of Esther Njeri Karinge; H.R. 1023, for the relief of Maria Carmen Castro Ramirez and J. Refugio Carreno Rojas; H.R. 1207 for the relief of Allan Bolor Kelley; and hearing on H.R. 1772, the ``Legal Workforce Act''; and H.R. 1773, the ``Agricultural Guestworker Act''. The motion to request reports was passed. Testimony was heard from public witnesses on H.R. 1772 and H.R. 1773.
CASE STUDY FOR CONSENSUS BUILDING: THE COPYRIGHT PRINCIPLES PROJECT
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet held a hearing entitled ``Case Study for Consensus Building: The Copyright Principles Project''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
INVASIVE SPECIES MANAGEMENT ON FEDERAL LANDS
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation held a hearing entitled ``Invasive Species Management on Federal Lands''. Testimony was heard from Paul Ries, Associate Deputy Chief, Forest Service, Department of Agriculture; Jason Fearneyhough, Director, Wyoming Department of Agriculture, and public witnesses.
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs held a hearing on H.R. 623, the ``Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Land Transfer Act''; H.R. 740, the ``Southeast Alaska Native Land Entitlement Finalization and Jobs Protection Act''; H.R. 841, to amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act to make technical corrections, and for other purposes; H.R. 931, to provide for the addition of certain real property to the reservation of the Siletz Tribe in the State of Oregon; H.R. 1306, the ``Southeast Alaska Native Land Conveyance Act''; and H.R. 1410, the ``Keep the Promise Act of 2013''. Testimony was heard from Michael Black, Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of Interior; Robert McSwain, Deputy Director for Management Operations, Department of Health and Human Services; Jim Pena, Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System, Department of Agriculture; and public witnesses.
LACEY ACT AMENDMENTS
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs held a hearing entitled ``The 2008 Lacey Act Amendments''. Testimony was heard from Rebecca Bech, Deputy Administrator, Plant Protection and Quarantine, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service; Stephen D. Guertin, Deputy Director, Fish and Wildlife Service; and public witnesses.
CONSTRAINTS ON OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION ON FEDERAL LANDS AND WATERS
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements held a hearing entitled ``Opportunities Lost: Constraints on Oil and Gas Production on Federal Lands and Waters''. Testimony was heard from Tommy P. Beaudreau, Acting Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, Government Accountability Office; and Frank Rusco, Director, Natural Resources and Environment, Government Accountability Office.
ESPIONAGE THREATS AT FEDERAL LABORATORIES: BALANCING SCIENTIFIC COOPERATION WHILE PROTECTING CRITICAL INFORMATION
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Subcommittee on Oversight held a hearing entitled ``Espionage Threats at Federal Laboratories: Balancing Scientific Cooperation while Protecting Critical Information''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
IF YOU BUILD IT: THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE AND SMALL BUSINESS JOB GROWTH
Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade held a hearing entitled ``If You Build It: The Keystone XL Pipeline and Small Business Job Growth''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 3, the ``Northern Route Approval Act''; H.R. 1092, to designate the air route traffic control center located in Nashua, New Hampshire, as the ``Patricia Clark Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center''; and General Services Administration Capital Investment and Leasing Program Resolutions. The Committee approved the General Services Administration Resolutions. H.R. 3 was ordered reported, as amended. H.R. 1092 was ordered reported, without amendment.
REVIEW OF FAA MODERNIZATION AND REFORM ACT
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Aviation held a hearing entitled ``Review of the FAA's Progress in Implementing the FAA Modernization and Reform Act''. Testimony was heard from Michael Huerta, Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration.
U.S.-EU TRADE AND INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP NEGOTIATIONS
Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Trade held a hearing entitled ``U.S.-EU Trade and Investment Partnership Negotiations''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
ONGOING INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Ongoing Intelligence Activities''. This was a closed hearing.
No joint committee meetings were held.
No meetings/hearings scheduled.
Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, hearing on the following legislation: ``Federal and State Partnership for Environmental Protection Act of 2013''; ``Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act of 2013''; and ``Federal Facility Accountability Act of 2013'', 9:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, hearing entitled ``The U.S. Contribution to the Fight Against Malaria'', 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.
Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations, hearing entitled ``Eyes in the Sky: The Domestic Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems'', 9 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
Committee on Ways and Means, Full Committee, hearing on Internal Revenue Service targeting conservative groups, 9 a.m., 1100 Longworth.
Program for Monday: After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond 3 p.m.), Senate will proceed to the consideration of S. 954, the Farm bill.
At 5 p.m., Senate will begin consideration of the nominations of Sheri Polster Chappell, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida, and Michael J. McShane, of Oregon, to be United States District Judge for the District of Oregon, with votes on confirmation of the nominations at approximately 5:30 p.m.
Program for Friday: Consideration of H.R. 1062--SEC Regulatory Accountability Act (Subject to a Rule).
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Barr, Andy, Ky., E675
Braley, Bruce L., Iowa, E679
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