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112th Congress 
 1st Session                     SENATE                          Report
                                                                  112-8
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                     REVIEW OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY
                       DURING THE 111TH CONGRESS

                               __________

                              R E P O R T

                                 of the

                         COMMITTEE ON RULES AND

                             ADMINISTRATION

                          UNITED STATES SENATE

                               during the

                             111TH CONGRESS

                              (2009-2010)

 PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH 8(b) OF RULE XXVI OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE 
                                 SENATE




                 March 31, 2011.--Ordered to be printed
                                FOREWORD

                              ----------                              

    This report reviewing the legislative activity during the 
111th Congress of the Committee on Rules and Administration is 
submitted pursuant to paragraph 8(b) of Rule XXVI of the 
Standing Rules of the Senate. Paragraph 8 provides that 
standing committees of the Senate shall review and study, on a 
continuing basis, the application, administration, and 
execution of those laws, or parts thereof, the subject matter 
of which is within their jurisdiction, and submit to the 
Senate, not later than March 31 of each odd-numbered year, a 
report detailing the activities of that committee for the 
preceding Congress. The text of paragraph 8(b) of rule XXVI is 
as follows:

    8.(b) In each odd-numbered year, each such committee shall 
submit, not later than March 31, to the Senate, a report on the 
activities of that committee under this paragraph during the 
Congress ending at noon on January 3 of such year.
                                      Charles E. Schumer, Chairman.
                            C O N T E N T S

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Foreword.........................................................   III
Jurisdiction of the Committee on Rules and Administration........     1
Committee Legislative Activities.................................     2
Measures Reported to the Senate by the Committee.................     2
Measures Approved by the Senate..................................     3
Measures Obviated................................................     5
Measures Enacted Into Law........................................     6
Committee Meetings and Hearings..................................     6
Nomination--Federal Election Commission..........................     8
Nomination--Public Printer.......................................     9
Nomination--Architect of the Capitol.............................     9
Regulation Amendments............................................     9
Committee Publications...........................................     9


112th Congress                                                   Report
                                 SENATE
 1st Session                                                      112-8

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        REVIEW OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY DURING THE 111TH CONGRESS

                                _______
                                

                 March 31, 2011.--Ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

     Mr. Schumer, from the Committee on Rules and Administration, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

 [Pursuant to paragraph 8(b) of rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of the 
                                Senate]

       Jurisdiction of the Committee on Rules and Administration

    The jurisdiction of the Committee on Rules and 
Administration is set forth in paragraph 1(n)(1) of rule XXV of 
the Standing Rules of the Senate. The following are excerpts 
from that paragraph.

                                RULE XXV


                          STANDING COMMITTEES

    1. The following standing committees shall be appointed at 
the commencement of each Congress, and shall continue and have 
the power to act until their successors are appointed, with 
leave to report by bill or otherwise on matters within their 
respective jurisdictions:

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    (n)(1) Committee on Rules and Administration, to which 
committee shall be referred all proposed legislation, messages, 
petitions, memorials, and other matters relating to the 
following subjects:
    1. Administration of the Senate Office Buildings and the 
Senate wing of the Capitol, including the assignment of office 
space.
    2. Congressional organization relative to rules and 
procedures, and Senate rules and regulations, including floor 
and gallery rules.
    3. Corrupt practices.
    4. Credentials and qualifications of Members of the Senate, 
contested elections, and acceptance of incompatible offices.
    5. Federal elections generally, including the election of 
the President, Vice President, and Members of the Congress.
    6. Government Printing Office, and the printing and 
correction of the Congressional Record, as well as those 
matters provided for under rule XI.
    7. Meeting of the Congress and attendance of Members.
    8. Payment of money out of the contingent fund of the 
Senate or creating a charge upon the same (except that any 
resolution relating to substantive matter within the 
jurisdiction of any other standing committee of the Senate 
shall be first referred to such committee).
    9. Presidential succession.
    10. Purchase of books and manuscripts and erection of 
monuments to the memory of individuals.
    11. Senate Library and statuary, art, and pictures in the 
Capitol and Senate Office Buildings.
    12. Services to the Senate, including the Senate 
restaurant.
    13. United States Capitol and congressional office 
buildings, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution 
(and the incorporation of similar institutions), and the 
Botanic Gardens.
    (2) Such committee shall also--
          (A) make a continuing study of the organization and 
        operation of the Congress of the United States and 
        shall recommend improvements in such organization and 
        operation with a view toward strengthening the 
        Congress, simplifying its operations, improving its 
        relationships with other branches of the United States 
        Government, and enabling it better to meet its 
        responsibilities under the Constitution of the United 
        States; and
          (B) identify any court proceeding or action which, in 
        the opinion of the Committee, is of vital interest to 
        the Congress as a constitutionally established 
        institution of the Federal Government and call such 
        proceeding or action to the attention of the Senate.

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                    Committee Legislative Activities


            Measures Reported to the Senate by the Committee

    During the 111th Congress, a total of 102 legislative 
measures were referred to the Committee on Rules and 
Administration, of which the following 11 measures were 
reported to the Senate.
    H. Con. Res. 38, authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds 
for the National Peace Officers' Memorial Service.
    H. Con. Res. 39, authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds 
for the District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement 
Torch Run.
    H.R. 1299, United States Capitol Police Administrative 
Technical Corrections Act of 2009.
    H.R. 6399, to improve certain administrative operations of 
the Office of the Architect of the Capitol, and for other 
purposes.
    S.J. Res. 8, a joint resolution providing for the 
appointment of David M. Rubenstein as a citizen regent of the 
Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
    S.J. Res. 9, a joint resolution providing for the 
appointment of France A. Cordova as a citizen regent of the 
Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
    S. Res. 46, an original resolution authorizing expenditures 
by the Committee on Rules and Administration.
    S. Res. 53, a resolution authorizing a plaque commemorating 
the role of enslaved African Americans in the construction of 
the Capitol.
    S. Res. 73, a resolution authorizing expenditures by 
committees of the Senate for the periods March 1, 2009, through 
September 30, 2009, and October 1, 2009, through September 30, 
2010, and October 1, 2010, through February 28, 2011. S. Report 
111-14.
    S. Res. 546, a resolution recognizing the National Museum 
of American Jewish History, an affiliate of the Smithsonian 
Institution, as the only museum in the United States dedicated 
exclusively to exploring and preserving the American Jewish 
experience.
    S. 1415, Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act.

                    Measures Approved by the Senate

    H. Con. Res. 27, authorizing the use of the rotunda of the 
Capitol for a ceremony in honor of the bicentennial of the 
birth of President Abraham Lincoln.*
    H. Con. Res. 38, authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds 
for the National Peace Officers' Memorial Service.
    H. Con. Res. 39, authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds 
for the District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement 
Torch Run.
    H. Con. Res. 54, permitting the use of the Rotunda of the 
Capitol for a ceremony as part of the commemoration of the days 
of remembrance of victims of the Holocaust.*
    H. Con. Res. 101, providing for the acceptance of a statue 
of Ronald Wilson Reagan from the people of California for 
placement in the United States Capitol.*
    H. Con. Res. 131, directing the Architect of the Capitol to 
engrave the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and the National 
Motto of ``In God We Trust'' in the Capitol Visitor Center.*
    H. Con. Res. 135, directing the Architect of the Capitol to 
place a marker in Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor 
Center which acknowledges the role that slave labor played in 
the construction of the United States Capitol, and for other 
purposes.*
    H. Con. Res. 236, permitting the use of the rotunda of the 
Capitol for a ceremony as part of the commemoration of the days 
of remembrance of victims of the Holocaust.*
    H.R. 586, Civil Rights History Project Act of 2009.*
    H.R. 1299, United States Capitol Police Administrative 
Technical Corrections Act of 2009.
    H.R. 2647, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
Year 2010. Bill included provisions of S. 1415, Military and 
Overseas Voter Empowerment Act.*
    H.R. 5682, to improve the operation of certain facilities 
and programs of the House of Representatives, and for other 
purposes.*
    H.R. 6399, to improve certain administrative operations of 
the Office of the Architect of the Capitol, and for other 
purposes.*
    S. Con. Res. 2, a concurrent resolution extending the life 
of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies.*
    S. Con. Res. 35, a concurrent resolution authorizing 
printing of the pocket version of the United States 
Constitution.*
    S. Con. Res. 41, a concurrent resolution providing for the 
acceptance of a statue of Helen Keller, presented by the people 
of Alabama.*
    S. Con. Res. 42, a concurrent resolution providing for the 
acceptance of a statue of Helen Keller, presented by the people 
of Alabama.*
    S. Con. Res. 43, a concurrent resolution authorizing the 
use of the rotunda of the Capitol for the presentation of the 
Congressional Gold Medal to former Senator Edward Brooke.*
    S. Con. Res. 75, a concurrent resolution authorizing the 
use of the rotunda of the Capitol for an event marking the 50th 
anniversary of the inaugural address of President John F. 
Kennedy.*
    S.J. Res. 8, a joint resolution providing for the 
appointment of David M. Rubenstein as a citizen regent of the 
Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
    S.J. Res. 9, a joint resolution providing for the 
appointment of France A. Cordova as a citizen regent of the 
Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
    S. Res. 53, a resolution authorizing a plaque commemorating 
the role of enslaved African Americans in the construction of 
the Capitol.
    S. Res. 73, a resolution authorizing expenditures by 
committees of the Senate for the periods March 1, 2009, through 
September 30, 2009, and October 1, 2009, through September 30, 
2010, and October 1, 2010, through February 28, 2011. S. Report 
111-14.
    S. Res. 92, to authorize the payment of legal expenses of 
Senate employees out of the Contingent Fund of the Senate.*
    S. Res. 102, a resolution providing for members on the part 
of the Senate of the Joint Committee on Printing and the Joint 
Committee of Congress on the Library.*
    S. Res. 152, a resolution to amend S. Res. 73 to increase 
funding for the Special Reserve.*
    S. Res. 166, a resolution to authorize the printing of a 
collection of the rules of the committees of the Senate.*
    S. Res. 245, a resolution recognizing September 11, 2009, 
as a ``National Day of Service and Remembrance''.*
    S. Res. 546, a resolution recognizing the National Museum 
of American Jewish History, an affiliate of the Smithsonian 
Institution, as the only museum in the United States dedicated 
exclusively to exploring and preserving the American Jewish 
experience.
    S. Res. 589, a resolution to authorize the printing of a 
revised edition of the Nomination and Election of the President 
and Vice President of the United States.*
    S. Res. 700, a resolution to provide for the approval of 
final regulations issued by the Office of Compliance to 
implement the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 
that apply to the Senate and employees of the Senate.*
    S. Res. 704, a resolution to authorize the printing of a 
revised edition of the Senate Election Law Guidebook.*
    S. Res. 705, a resolution providing for a technical 
correction to S. Res. 700.*
    S. 60, a bill to prohibit the sale and counterfeiting of 
Presidential inaugural tickets.*
    S. 1860, a bill to authorize a maximum of three terms 
rather than two terms for Board members of the Office of 
Compliance.*

    *Measures approved by the Senate without referral to the 
committee.

                           Measures Obviated

    S. Res. 28, an original resolution authorizing expenditures 
by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. Obviated by the 
passage of S. Res. 73.
    S. Res. 30, an original resolution authorizing expenditures 
by the Committee on Foreign Relations. Obviated by the passage 
of S. Res. 73.
    S. Res. 31, an original resolution authorizing expenditures 
by the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Obviated by 
the passage of S. Res. 73.
    S. Res. 32, an original resolution authorizing expenditures 
by the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. 
Obviated by the passage of S. Res. 73.
    S. Res. 33, an original resolution authorizing expenditures 
by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Obviated by the passage 
of S. Res. 73.
    S. Res. 34, an original resolution authorizing expenditures 
by the Select Committee on Intelligence. Obviated by the 
passage of S. Res. 73.
    S. Res. 36, an original resolution authorizing expenditures 
by the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. 
Obviated by the passage of S. Res. 73.
    S. Res. 39, an original resolution authorizing expenditures 
by the Committee on the Judiciary. Obviated by the passage of 
S. Res. 73.
    S. Res. 41, an original resolution authorizing expenditures 
by the Committee on the Budget. Obviated by the passage of S. 
Res. 73.
    S. Res. 42, an original resolution authorizing expenditures 
by the Committee on Environment and Public Works. Obviated by 
the passage of S. Res. 73.
    S. Res. 43, an original resolution authorizing expenditures 
by the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. 
Obviated by the passage of S. Res. 73.
    S. Res. 44, an original resolution authorizing expenditures 
by the Committee on Armed Services. Obviated by the passage of 
S. Res. 73.
    S. Res. 45, an original resolution authorizing expenditures 
by the Special Committee on Aging. Obviated by the passage of 
S. Res. 73.
    S. Res. 46, an original resolution authorizing expenditures 
by the Committee on Rules and Administration. Obviated by the 
passage of S. Res. 73.
    S. Res. 47, a resolution authorizing expenditures by the 
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Obviated by 
the passage of S. Res. 73.
    S. Res. 50, an original resolution authorizing expenditures 
by the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. 
Obviated by the passage of S. Res. 73.
    S. Res. 51, an original resolution authorizing expenditures 
by the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. 
Obviated by the passage of S. Res. 73.
    S. Res. 54, an original resolution authorizing expenditures 
by the Committee on Finance. Obviated by the passage of S. Res. 
73.

                       Measures Enacted Into Law

    S.J. Res. 8, a joint resolution providing for the 
appointment of David M. Rubenstein as a citizen regent of the 
Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. Public Law: 
111-17.
    S.J. Res. 9, a joint resolution providing for the 
appointment of France A. Cordova as a citizen regent of the 
Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. Public Law: 
111-64.
    H.R. 586, Civil Rights History Project Act of 2009. Public 
Law: 111-19.*
    H.R. 1299, United States Capitol Police Administrative 
Technical Corrections Act of 2009. Public Law No: 111-145.
    H.R. 2647, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
Year 2010. Law included provisions of S. 1415, Military and 
Overseas Voter Empowerment Act. Public Law: 111-84.*
    H.R. 5682, to improve the operation of certain facilities 
and programs of the House of Representatives, and for other 
purposes. Public Law No: 111-248.*
    H.R. 6399, to improve certain administrative operations of 
the Office of the Architect of the Capitol, and for other 
purposes. Public Law No: 111-316.*

    *Measures approved by the Senate without referral to the 
committee.

                    Committee Meetings and Hearings

    February 11, 2009--Committee Organizational Meeting. 
Organizational meeting of the Committee on Rules and 
Administration. Adoption of an original resolution authorizing 
expenditures for the 111th Congress.
    March 11, 2009--Hearing: Voter Registration: Assessing 
Current Problems. Testimony from Mr. Stephen Ansolabehere, 
Professor, Department of Government, Harvard University; Mr. 
Curtis Gans, Director, Center for the Study of the American 
Electorate; Mr. Nathaniel Persily, Charles Keller Beekman 
Professor of Law and Political Science, Columbia Law School; 
The Honorable Chris Nelson, Secretary of State, State of South 
Dakota; Ms. Kristen Clarke, Co-Director, Political 
Participation Group, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, 
Inc.; and Mr. Jonah H. Goldman, Director, National Campaign for 
Fair Elections Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
    April 23, 2009--Committee Organizational Meeting. 
Organizational meeting of the Joint Committee on Printing.
    April 23, 2009--Committee Organizational Meeting. 
Organizational meeting of the Joint Committee on the Library.
    May 13, 2009--Hearing: Problems for Military and Overseas 
Voters: Why Many Soldiers and Their Families Can't Vote. 
Testimony from Ms. Gail McGinn, Acting Under Secretary for 
Personnel and Readiness, Department of Defense; Ms. Pat 
Hollarn, Retired Elections Director Okaloosa County; Mr. Don 
Palmer, Director, Division of Elections, Florida Department of 
State; Lt. Col. Joseph DeCaro, United States Air Force; Mr. 
Eric Eversole, Attorney; and Mr. Robert Carey, Executive 
Director, National Defense Committee.
    June 10, 2009--Nomination Hearing: Federal Election 
Commission Nomination Hearing for John J. Sullivan. Testimony 
from Mr. John J. Sullivan.
    June 10, 2009--Executive Business Meeting. Consideration of 
Mr. John J. Sullivan to be a Member of the Federal Election 
Commission. Reported favorably by Chairman, Committee on Rules 
and Administration, with the recommendation that the nomination 
be confirmed.
    July 15, 2009--Markup of S. 1415, the ``Military and 
Overseas Voter Empowerment Act.'' Hearing reviewed legislation 
to amend the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting 
Act to ensure that absent uniformed services voters and 
overseas voters are aware of their voting rights and have a 
genuine opportunity to register to vote and have their absentee 
ballots cast and counted, and for other purposes. S. 1415 was 
ordered to be reported with amendments favorably by the 
committee.
    February 2, 2010--Hearing: Corporate America vs. The Voter: 
Examining the Supreme Court's Decision to Allow Unlimited 
Corporate Spending in Elections. Testimony from the Hon. 
Russell D. Feingold, a U.S. Senator from the State of 
Wisconsin; the Hon. John F. Kerry, a U.S. Senator from the 
State of Massachusetts; Mr. Steve Bullock, Attorney General, 
Department of Justice, State of Montana; Ms. Allison Hayward, 
Professor George Mason University--School of Law; Mr. Edward B. 
Foley, The Robert M. Duncan/Jones Day Designated Professor in 
Law Moritz College of Law, the Ohio State University; Mr. Steve 
Hoersting, Center for Competitive Politics; Mr. Fred 
Wertheimer, President, Democracy 21; and Ms. Heather Gerken, J. 
Skelly Wright Professor of Law, Yale Law School. Following the 
hearing, S. 3295, the Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting 
Light on Spending in Elections (DISCLOSE) Act, was drafted and 
referred to Rules Committee. A House companion measure, H.R. 
5175, passed the House and was placed on the General Orders 
calendar without referral (Rule 14). A modified version of the 
DISCLOSE Act, S. 3628, was introduced and placed on the General 
Orders calendar without referral (Rule 14). It was twice 
brought up for votes in the Senate, but failed on both 
occasions to get cloture on the motion to proceed: (57-41 on 
July 27, 2010, and 59-39 on September 23, 2010).
    April 15, 2010--Nomination Hearing: Stephen T. Ayers to be 
Architect of the Capitol. Testimony from Stephen T. Ayers.
    April 22, 2010--Hearing: Examining the Filibuster: History 
of the Filibuster 1789-2008. Testimony from Ms. Sarah A. 
Binder, Professor, Department of Political Science, George 
Washington University; Mr. Gregory J. Wawro, Associate 
Professor, Department of Political Science, Columbia 
University; Mr. Robert B. Dove, Parliamentarian Emeritus, U.S. 
Senate; and Mr. Stanley I. Bach, Retired, Senior Specialist in 
the Legislative Process, Congressional Research Service.
    May 5, 2010--Hearing: Voting By Mail: An Examination of 
State and Local Experiences. Testimony from the Hon. Ron Wyden, 
a U.S. Senator from the State of Oregon; the Hon. Susan Davis, 
a U.S. Representative from the State of California; the Hon. 
Kate Brown, Oregon Secretary of State; Mr. John Fortier, The 
American Enterprise Institute; and Mr. Rokey W. Suleman II, 
Executive Director, District of Columbia Board of Elections and 
Ethics.
    May 19, 2010--Hearing: Examining the Filibuster: The 
Filibuster Today and its Consequences. Testimony from the 
Honorable Walter F. Mondale, Dorsey & Whitney LLP; the 
Honorable Don Nickles, Chairman & CEO, The Nickles Group; Mr. 
Steven S. Smith, Director, Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, 
Government, and Public Policy, Washington University; and Mr. 
Norman J. Ornstein, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise 
Institute for Public Policy Research.
    May 25, 2010--Nomination Hearing: Nomination of William J. 
Boarman to be the Public Printer. Testimony from William J. 
Boarman.
    June 23, 2010--Hearing: Examining the Filibuster: Silent 
Filibusters, Holds, and the Senate Confirmation Process. 
Testimony from Hon. Ron Wyden, a U.S. Senator from the State of 
Oregon; Hon. Chuck Grassley, a U.S. Senator from the State of 
Iowa; Hon. Claire McCaskill, a U.S. Senator from the State of 
Missouri; Mr. G. Calvin Mackenzie, Goldfarb Family 
Distinguished Professor of Government, Department of 
Government, Colby College; Mr. W. Lee Rawls, Faculty, National 
War College, Adjunct Professor, College of William and Mary; 
and Mr. Thomas E. Mann, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, The 
W. Averell Harriman Chair, The Brookings Institution.
    July 20, 2010--Executive Business Meeting to Consider the 
Nomination of William J. Boarman, of Maryland, to be the Public 
Printer. Reported favorably by the Chairman, Committee on Rules 
and Administration, recommending the nomination be confirmed.
    July 28, 2010--Hearing: Examining the Filibuster: 
Legislative Proposals to Change Senate Procedures. Testimony 
from Hon. Frank Lautenberg, a U.S. Senator from the State of 
New Jersey; Hon. Michael Bennet, a U.S. Senator from the State 
of Colorado; Mr. Gregory Koger, Associate Professor Political 
Science, University of Miami; Ms. Barbara Sinclair, Marvin 
Hoffenberg Professor of American Politics Emerita, Department 
of Political Science, University of California; and Ms. 
Elizabeth Rybicki, Analyst on the Congress and Legislative 
Process, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress.
    September 22, 2010--Hearing: Examining the Filibuster: 
Legislative Proposals to Change Senate Procedures. Testimony 
from Hon. Tom Harkin, a U.S. Senator from the State of Iowa; 
Hon. Tom Udall, a U.S. Senator from the State of New Mexico; 
Ms. Mimi Murray Digby Marziani, Counsel/Katz Fellow, Democracy 
Program, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law; Mr. 
Robert B. Dove, Parliamentarian Emeritus, U.S. Senate; and Mr. 
Steven S. Smith, Director, Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, 
Government, and Public Policy, Washington University.
    September 29, 2010--Hearing: Examining the Filibuster: 
Ideas to Reduce Delay and Encourage Debate in the Senate. 
Testimony from Hon. Judd Gregg, a U.S. Senator from the State 
of New Hampshire; Mr. Marty Paone, Executive Vice President, 
Prime Policy Group; and Mr. Norman J. Ornstein, Resident 
Scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy 
Research.

                Nomination--Federal Election Commission

    In the 111th Congress, the Rules Committee reported out the 
following nomination for the Federal Election Commission: John 
J. Sullivan, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Federal 
Election Commission for a term expiring April 30, 2013, vice 
Ellen L. Weintraub, term expired. On August 5, 2010, the Senate 
received message of withdrawal of nomination from the 
President.

                       Nomination--Public Printer

    In the 111th Congress, the Rules Committee reported out the 
nomination of William J. Boarman, of Maryland, to be Public 
Printer, vice Robert Charles Tapella, resigned. On December 22, 
2010, returned to the President under the provisions of Senate 
Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.

                  Nomination--Architect of the Capitol

    In the 111th Congress, the Rules Committee reported out the 
nomination of Stephen T. Ayers, of Maryland, to be Architect of 
the Capitol for the term of ten years, vice Alan M. Hantman, 
resigned. On May 12, 2010, the nomination was confirmed by the 
Senate.

                         Regulation Amendments

    During the 111th Congress, the Committee on Rules and 
Administration reviewed and adopted amendments to the following 
regulations: Regulations Governing Allocation and Acquisition 
of Equipment for Senators, Committees, Officers, and Employees 
of the United States Senate; Smoking Policy--Rule X, Rules for 
Regulation of Senate Wing; Ticket Preparation Fees--Senate 
Travel Regulations; Regulations Governing Rates Payable to 
Commercial Reporting Firms for Preparation of Transcripts of 
Hearings in the Senate; Signature/Documentation Provisions--
Regulations Governing Senators' Official Personnel and Office 
Expense Accounts; and Advance Payment Regulations.

                         Committee Publications

    Examining the Filibuster, 111th Congress, 2nd session, S. 
Hrg. 111-706.
    Authority and Rules of Senate Committees, 2009-2010, 111th 
Congress, 1st session, S. Doc. 111-3.
    Constitution of the United States and the Declaration of 
Independence, Pocket Edition, 111th Congress, 1st session, S. 
Doc. 111-4.
    Tributes to Hon. Norm Coleman, U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 
111th Congress, 1st session, S. Doc. 111-5.
    Edward M. Kennedy, Late a Senator from Massachusetts, 
Memorial Addresses and Other Tributes, 111th Congress, 1st 
session, S. Doc. 111-6.
    Tributes to Hon. Mel Martinez, U.S. Senator from Florida, 
111th Congress, 1st session, S. Doc. 111-7.
    Nomination and Election of the President and Vice President 
of the United States, 2008, Including the Manner of Selecting 
Delegates to National Party Conventions, 111th Congress, 2nd 
session, S. Doc. 111-15.
    Senate Election Law Guidebook 2010, 111th Congress, 2nd 
session, S. Doc. 111-18.
    The Congressional Directory, 111th Congress, 1st session, 
S. Pub. 111-14.
    Authorizing Expenditures by Committees of the Senate 
(relating to S. Res 73), 111th Congress, 1st session, S. Rpt. 
111-14.
    Expenditure Authorizations and Requirements for Senate 
Committees, 111th Congress, 1st session, S. Prt. 111-2.
    Congressional Pictorial Directory, 111th Congress, 1st 
session, S. Prt. 111-17.
    United States Code, Title 44, Public Printing and Documents 
and any Miscellaneous Statues Identifying the Authority of the 
Joint Committee on Printing, 2010 Edition, 111th Congress, 2nd 
session, S. Prt. 111-30.
    United States Senate Handbook, October 2010 edition, 111th 
Congress, 2nd session.
    Intern Handbook; spring 2009 Edition, 111th Congress, 1st 
session.
    Intern Handbook; spring 2010 Edition, 111th Congress, 2nd 
session.