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                                         Wednesday, January 8, 2014

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S87-S188
Measures Introduced: Two bills were introduced, as follows: S. 1897-
1898.
  Page S132
Measures Reported:
  S. 267, to prevent, deter, and eliminate illegal, unreported and 
unregulated fishing through port State measures. (S. Rept. No. 113-132)
  S. 1068, to reauthorize and amend the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps Act of 2002, with 
an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 113-133) 
                                                              Page S132
Measures Passed:
  Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center and Hugh L. Dryden 
Aeronautical Test Range: Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 667, 
to redesignate the Dryden Flight Research Center as the Neil A. 
Armstrong Flight Research Center and the Western Aeronautical Test 
Range as the Hugh L. Dryden Aeronautical Test Range, and the bill was 
then passed.
  Page S185
  Controlled Substances Act: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged 
from further consideration of S. 1171, to amend the Controlled 
Substances Act to allow a veterinarian to transport and dispense 
controlled substances in the usual course of veterinary practice 
outside of the registered location, and the bill was then passed. 
                                                              Page S185
Measures Considered:
Unemployment Benefits Extension--Agreement: Senate continued 
consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 1845, to 
provide for the extension of certain unemployment benefits. 
                                                          Pages S88-124
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at 12 noon, 
on Thursday, January 9, 2014, all post-cloture time be considered 
expired on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill. 
                                                              Page S186
Messages from the House:
  Page S132
Enrolled Bills Presented:
  Page S132
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S132-34
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S134-42
Additional Statements:
  Page S132
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S142-84
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S184-85
Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S185
Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:35 p.m., 
until 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2014. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S186.)



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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings



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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR BANK HOLDING COMPANIES
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on 
Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection concluded a hearing to 
examine the Government Accountability Office report on government 
support for bank holding companies, including S. 798, to address equity 
capital requirements for financial institutions, bank holding 
companies, subsidiaries, and affiliates, after receiving testimony from 
Lawrance L. Evans, Jr., Director, Financial Markets and Community 
Investment, Government Accountability Office; Luigi Zingales, 
University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Chicago, Illinois; 
Simon Johnson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of 
Management, Washington, DC; Harvey Rosenblum, Southern Methodist 
University Cox School of Business, Dallas, Texas; and Allan H. Meltzer, 
Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business, Pittsburgh, 
Pennsylvania.
NOMINATION
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee 
concluded a hearing to examine the

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nomination of John Roth, of Michigan, to be Inspector General, 
Department of Homeland Security, after the nominee testified and 
answered questions in his own behalf.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
the nominations of John P. Carlin, of New York, and Debo P. Adegbile, 
of New York, who was introduced by Senator Leahy, both to be an 
Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice, who were both 
introduced by Senator Schumer, James D. Peterson, to be United States 
District Judge for the Western District of Wisconsin, who was 
introduced by Senators Baldwin and Johnson (WI), Nancy J. Rosenstengel, 
to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of 
Illinois, who was introduced by Senator Durbin, and Indira Talwani, to 
be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts, who 
was introduced by Senator Warren, after the nominees testified and 
answered questions in their own behalf.
INTELLIGENCE
Select Committee on Intelligence: On Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 
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: 5 public bills, H.R. 3818-
3822; 1 private bill, H.R. 3823; and 2 resolutions, H. Res. 453-454 
were introduced.
  Page H72
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H72-73
Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows:
  H. Res. 455, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2279) to 
amend the Solid Waste Disposal Act relating to review of regulations 
under such Act and to amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 relating to financial 
responsibility for classes of facilities; providing for consideration 
of the bill (H.R. 3362) to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable 
Care Act to require transparency in the operation of American Health 
Benefit Exchanges; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 
3811) to require notification of individuals of breaches of personally 
identifiable information through Exchanges under the Patient Protection 
and Affordable Care Act (H. Rept. 113-322).
Pages H71-72
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Duncan (TN) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                               Page H23
Recess: The House recessed at 10:56 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon. 
                                                               Page H29
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Amending the Clean Air Act to remove the requirement for dealer 
certification of new light-duty motor vehicles: H.R. 724, to amend the 
Clean Air Act to remove the requirement for dealer certification of new 
light-duty motor vehicles, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 405 yeas with 
none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 2;
  Pages H34-36, H41-42
  Poison Center Network Act: H.R. 3527, amended, to amend the Public 
Health Service Act to reauthorize the poison center national toll-free 
number, national media campaign, and grant program, by a \2/3\ yea-and-
nay vote of 388 yeas to 18 nays, Roll No. 3; and
  Pages H36-39, H43
  Transportation Reports Elimination Act: H.R. 3628, to eliminate 
certain unnecessary reporting requirements and consolidate or modify 
others, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 406 yeas with none voting 
``nay'', Roll No. 4.
  Pages H39-41, H44
Recess: The House recessed at 1:12 p.m. and reconvened at 2:51 p.m. 
                                                               Page H39
Oath of Office--First Congressional District of Alabama: 
Representative-elect Bradley Byrne presented himself in the well of the 
House and was administered the Oath of Office by the Speaker. Earlier, 
the Clerk of the House transmitted a copy of the Certificate of 
Election received from the Honorable Robert Bentley, Governor of 
Alabama and the Honorable Jim Bennett, Secretary of State of Alabama, 
indicating that, at the Special Election held on December 17, 2013, the 
Honorable Bradley Byrne was elected Representative to Congress for the 
First Congressional District, State of Alabama.
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Whole Number of the House: The Speaker announced to the House that, in 
light of the administration of the oath to the gentleman from Alabama, 
Mr. Byrne, the whole number of the House is 433.
  Pages H42-43
Moment of Silence: The House observed a moment of silence in honor of 
the victims of the shooting in Tucson, Arizona on January 8, 2011. 
                                                               Page H43
Committee Election: The House agreed to H. Res. 453, electing a Member 
to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives. 
                                                               Page H44
Committee Election: The House agreed to H. Res. 454, electing a Member 
to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives. 
                                                               Page H44
Governing Board of the Office of Congressional Ethics--Resignation: 
Read a letter from Bill Frenzel, wherein he resigned from the Governing 
Board of the Office of Congressional Ethics.
  Page H44
Governing Board of the Office of Congressional Ethics--Resignation: 
Read a letter from Yvonne B. Burke, wherein she resigned from the 
Governing Board of the Office of Congressional Ethics.
  Page H45
Governing Board of the Office of Congressional Ethics--Appointments: 
The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following 
individuals to serve on the Governing Board of the Office of 
Congressional Ethics, pursuant to section 4(d) of H. Res. 5, 113th 
Congress, and the order of the House of January 3, 2013: Nominated by 
the Speaker with the concurrence of the Minority Leader: Ms. Judy 
Biggert of Illinois, Alternate, for the remainder of the term of Mr. 
Bill Frenzel. Nominated by the Minority Leader with the concurrence of 
the Speaker: Brigadier General (retired) Belinda Pinckney of Virginia, 
for the remainder of the term of Mrs. Yvonne Brathwaite Burke. 
                                                               Page H45
Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes developed during the 
proceedings of today and appear on pages H41-42, H43, and H44. There 
were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 7:50 p.m.



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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings



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Committee Meetings
REDUCING EXCESSIVE DEADLINE OBLIGATIONS ACT OF 2013; EXCHANGE 
INFORMATION DISCLOSURE ACT; AND HEALTH EXCHANGE SECURITY AND 
TRANSPARENCY ACT OF 2014
Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 2279, the 
``Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act of 2013''; H.R. 3362, the 
``Exchange Information Disclosure Act''; and H.R. 3811, the ``Health 
Exchange Security and Transparency Act of 2014''. The Committee granted 
a structured rule for H.R. 2279. The rule provides one hour of general 
debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority 
member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. The rule waives all 
points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule makes in 
order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 
113-30 and provides that it shall be considered as read. The rule 
waives all points of order against that amendment in that nature of a 
substitute. The rule makes in order only those further amendments to 
H.R. 2279 printed in part A of 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. The rule waives all points of order 
against the amendments printed in part A of the report. The rule 
provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. 
Additionally, the rule granted a closed rule for H.R. 3362. The rule 
provides one hour of debate with 40 minutes equally divided and 
controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce and 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by 
the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and 
Means. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the 
bill. The rule provides that the amendment to H.R. 3362 printed in part 
B of the Rules Committee report shall be considered as adopted and the 
bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. The rule waives all 
points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended. The rule 
provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Lastly, 
the rule granted a closed rule for H.R. 3811. The rule provides one 
hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking 
minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. The rule 
waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule 
provides that the bill shall be considered as read. The rule waives all 
points of order against provisions in the bill. The rule provides one 
motion to recommit. Testimony was heard from Representatives Terry, 
Pallone, Johnson (OH), and Tonko.

Joint Meetings
  No joint committee meetings were held.

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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2014-01-09



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                    COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

                            JANUARY 9, 2014

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine the 
situation in South Sudan, 10:15 a.m., SD-419.
  Committee on the Judiciary: business meeting to consider S. 619, 
to amend title 18, United States Code, to prevent unjust and 
irrational criminal punishments, S. 1410, to focus limited Federal 
resources on the most serious offenders, S. 1675, to reduce 
recidivism and increase public safety, and the nominations of 
Carolyn B. McHugh, of Utah, and Nancy L. Moritz, of Kansas, both to 
be a United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit, John B. 
Owens, of California, and Michelle T. Friedland, of California, both 
to be a United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, David 
Jeremiah Barron, of Massachusetts, to be United States Circuit Judge 
for the First Circuit, Jeffrey Alker Meyer, to be United States 
District Judge for the District of Connecticut, Timothy L. Brooks, 
to be United States District Judge for the Western District of 
Arkansas, James Donato, Beth Labson Freeman, and Vince Girdhari 
Chhabria, all to be a United States District Judge for the Northern 
District of California, Pedro A. Delgado Hernandez, to be United 
States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico, Pamela L. 
Reeves, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District 
of Tennessee, James Maxwell Moody, Jr., to be United States District 
Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas, Matthew Frederick 
Leitman, Judith Ellen Levy, Laurie J. Michelson, and Linda Vivienne 
Parker, all to be a United States District Judge for the Eastern 
District of Michigan, Christopher Reid Cooper, to be United States 
District Judge for the District of Columbia, M. Douglas Harpool, to 
be United States District Judge for the Western District of 
Missouri, Gerald Austin McHugh, Jr., and Edward G. Smith, both to be 
a United States District Judge for the Eastern District of 
Pennsylvania, Sheryl H. Lipman, to be United States District Judge 
for the Western District of Tennessee, Stanley Allen Bastian, to be 
United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Washington, 
Manish S. Shah, to be United States District Judge for the Northern 
District of Illinois, Daniel D. Crabtree, to be United States 
District Judge for the District of Kansas, Cynthia Ann Bashant, to 
be United States District Judge for the Southern District of 
California, Jon David Levy, to be United States District Judge for 
the District of Maine, Theodore David Chuang, and George Jarrod 
Hazel, both to be a United States District Judge for the District of 
Maryland, and Peter Joseph Kadzik, of New York, to be an Assistant 
Attorney General, Gary Blankinship, to be United States Marshal for 
the Southern District of Texas, Robert L. Hobbs, to be United States 
Marshal for the Eastern District of Texas, Amos Rojas, Jr., to be 
United States Marshal for the Southern District of Florida, and 
Peter C. Tobin, to be United States Marshal for the Southern 
District of Ohio, all of the Department of Justice, 9:30 a.m., SD-
226.
  Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold closed hearings to 
examine certain intelligence matters, 2 p.m., SH-219.


                                 House

  Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health, hearing 
entitled ``The Extenders Policies: What Are They and How Should They 
Continue Under a Permanent SGR Repeal Landscape?'', 10 a.m., 2123 
Rayburn.-
  Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Monetary Policy 
and Trade, hearing entitled ``International Impacts of the Federal 
Reserve's Quantitative Easing Program'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Global 
Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, 
hearing entitled ``Will there be an African Economic Community?'', 2 
p.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution and 
Civil Justice, hearing on H.R. 7, the ``No Taxpayer Funding for 
Abortion Act'', 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Committee on Natural Resources, Full Committee, hearing entitled 
``Obama Administration's War on Coal: The Recent Report by the 
Office of the Inspector General'', 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.
  Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Full Committee, 
hearing entitled ``Waste in Government: What's Being Done?'', 9:30 
a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on 
Research and Technology, hearing entitled ``Private Sector Programs 
that Engage Students in STEM'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.



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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                      10 a.m., Thursday, January 9

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Thursday: After the transaction of any morning business 
(not to extend beyond 12 noon), all post-cloture time on the motion to 
proceed to consideration of S. 1845, Unemployment Benefits Extension, 
be considered expired.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                      10 a.m., Thursday, January 9

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Thursday: Consideration of H.R. 2279--Reducing Excessive 
Deadline Obligations Act (Subject to a Rule).
_______________________________________________________________________


            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Barr, Andy, Ky., E24
Butterfield, G.K., N.C., E19, E25
Cartwright, Matt, Pa., E15
Coffman, Mike, Colo., E25
Conyers, John, Jr., Mich., E26
Courtney, Joe, Conn., E24
Crowley, Joseph, N.Y., E24
Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E15, E16, E17
Faleomavaega, Eni F.H., American Samoa, E22, E25
Fitzpatrick, Michael G., Pa., E19
Frelinghuysen, Rodney P., N.J., E25
Grayson, Alan, Fla., E16
Hudson, Richard, N.C., E17
Lucas, Frank D., Okla., E18
McAllister, Vance M., La., E22
Marchant, Kenny, Tex., E20, E23
Meadows, Markk, N.C., E15
Mica, John L., Fla., E20
Miller, Candice S., Mich., E17
Miller, George, Calif., E17
Murphy, Patrick, Fla., E21
Negrete McLeod, Gloria, Calif., E24
Perlmutter, Ed, Colo., E18, E20, E21, E22
Peters, Gary C., Mich., E16
Richmond, Cedric L., La., E23
Sanchez, Loretta, Calif., E23
Schakowsky, Janice D., Ill., E21
Sires, Albio, N.J., E21
Thompson, Bennie G., Miss., E15, E17, E17, E18, E20, E20, E22, E22, 
E24, E24
Wolf, Frank R., Va., E18 



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