Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
June 11, 2014
113th Congress, 2nd Session
Issue: Vol. 160, No. 90 — Daily Edition
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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings; Congressional Record Vol. 160, No. 90
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[Daily Digest] [Pages D634-D635] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Committee Meetings (Committees not listed did not meet) APPROPRIATIONS: LEGISLATIVE BRANCH Committee on Appropriations: On Tuesday, June 10, 2014, Subcommittee on Legislative Branch approved for full committee consideration H.R. 4487, making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, with an amendment. APPROPRIATIONS: MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Department of Defense concluded a hearing to examine proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2015 for the Missile Defense Agency, after receiving testimony from Vice Admiral James D. Syring, USN, Director, Missile Defense Agency, Department of Defense. NOMINATIONS Committee on the Budget: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of Shaun L.S. Donovan, of New York, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget, after the nominee testified and answered questions in his own behalf. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Victor M. Mendez, of Arizona, to be Deputy Secretary, and Peter M. Rogoff, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary for Policy, both of the Department of Transportation, Bruce H. Andrews, of New York, to be Deputy Secretary, who was introduced by Senator Rockefeller, and Marcus Dwayne Jadotte, of Florida, to be Assistant Secretary for Industry and Analysis, International Trade Administration, who was introduced by Senator Nelson, both of the Department of Commerce, and Robert S. Adler, of the District of Columbia, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf. Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Stuart E. Jones, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq, Robert Stephen Beecroft, of California, to be Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt, Dana Shell Smith, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the State of Qatar, James D. Nealon, of New Hampshire, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Honduras, and Gentry O. Smith, of North Carolina, to be Director of the Office of Foreign Missions, and to have the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service, all of the Department of State, after the [[Page D635]] nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf. Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of Shaun L.S. Donovan, of New York, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget, after the nominee, who was introduced by Senators Landrieu and Collins, testified and answered questions in his own behalf. BUSINESS MEETING Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported the following business items: S. 919, to amend the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act to provide further self-governance by Indian tribes, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute; S. 1447, to make technical corrections to certain Native American water rights settlements in the State of New Mexico, with amendments; S. 1574, to amend the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Demonstration Act of 1992 to facilitate the ability of Indian tribes to integrate the employment, training, and related services from diverse Federal sources, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute; S. 2041, to repeal the Act of May 31, 1918, with an amendment; and S. 2188, to amend the Act of June 18, 1934, to reaffirm the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for Indian tribes, with an amendment. HIGHER EDUCATION FOR AMERICAN INDIAN STUDENTS Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee concluded an oversight hearing to examine Indian education, focusing on higher education for American Indian students, after receiving testimony from Jamienne Studley, Deputy Under Secretary of Education; Billie Jo Kipp, Blackfeet Community College, Browning, Montana, on behalf of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium; Cheryl Crazy Bull, American Indian College Fund, Denver, Colorado; Thomas Purce, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington; and Melvin Monette, American Indian Graduate Center, Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY OVERSIGHT Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded an oversight hearing to examine the Department of Homeland Security, after receiving testimony from Jeh Charles Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security.