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                                              Monday, March 5, 2007

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S2567-S2647
Measures Introduced: Nine bills and two resolutions were introduced, as 
follows: S. 756-764, S.J. Res. 5, and S. Res. 93.
  Page S2598
Measures Reported:
  S. 385, to improve the interoperability of emergency communications 
equipment, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 110-30)
  S. 509, to provide improved aviation security, with amendments. (S. 
Rept. No. 110-31)
  S. 763, to provide the resources to protect public transportation 
from terrorism. (S. Rept. No. 110-32)
Pages S2597-98
Measures Passed:
  Department of Homeland Security 4th Anniversary: Senate agreed to S. 
Res. 94, honoring the employees of the Department of Homeland Security 
on the 4th anniversary of the Department.
  Page S2646
Improving America's Security by Implementing Unfinished Recommendations 
of the 9/11 Commission Act: Senate resumed consideration of S. 4, to 
make the United States more secure by implementing unfinished 
recommendations of the 9/11 Commission to fight the war on terror more 
effectively, to improve homeland security, withdrawing the committee 
amendment in the nature of a substitute, taking action on the following 
amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S2573-86, S2588-93
Pending:
  Reid Amendment No. 275, in the nature of a substitute.
Page S2573
  Sununu Amendment No. 291 (to Amendment No. 275), to ensure that the 
emergency communications and interoperability communications grant 
program does not exclude Internet Protocol-based interoperable 
solutions.
Page S2573
  Salazar/Lieberman Modified Amendment No. 290 (to Amendment No. 275), 
to require a quadrennial homeland security review.
Page S2573
  DeMint Amendment No. 314 (to Amendment No. 275), to strike the 
provision that revises the personnel management practices of the 
Transportation Security Administration.
Page S2573
  Lieberman Amendment No. 315 (to Amendment No. 275), to provide appeal 
rights and employee engagement mechanisms for passenger and property 
screeners.
Page S2573
  McCaskill Amendment No. 316 (to Amendment No. 315), to provide appeal 
rights and employee engagement mechanisms for passenger and property 
screeners.
Pages S2573, S2585-86
  Dorgan/Conrad Amendment No. 313 (to Amendment No. 275), to require a 
report to Congress on the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri, 
and the leadership of al Qaeda.
Pages S2570-71, S2573
  Landrieu Amendment No. 321 (to Amendment No. 275), to require the 
Secretary of Homeland Security to include levees in the list of 
critical infrastructure sectors.
Page S2573
  Landrieu Amendment No. 296 (to Amendment No. 275), to permit the 
cancellation of certain loans under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster 
Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.
Page S2573
  Landrieu Amendment No. 295 (to Amendment No. 275), to provide 
adequate funding for local governments harmed by Hurricane Katrina of 
2005 or Hurricane Rita of 2005.
Page S2573
  Allard Amendment No. 272 (to Amendment No. 275), to prevent the 
fraudulent use of social security account numbers by allowing the 
sharing of social security data among agencies of the United States for 
identity theft prevention and immigration enforcement purposes. 
                                                             Page S2573
  McConnell (for Sessions) Amendment No. 305 (to Amendment No. 275), to 
clarify the voluntary inherent authority of States to assist in the 
enforcement of the immigration laws of the United States and to require 
the Secretary of Homeland Security to provide information related to 
aliens found to have violated certain immigration laws to the National 
Crime Information Center.
Pages S2573, S2590-93
  McConnell (for Cornyn) Amendment No. 310 (to Amendment No. 275), to 
strengthen the Federal Government's ability to detain dangerous 
criminal aliens, including murderers, rapists, and child molesters, 
until they can be removed from the United States.
Page S2573

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  McConnell (for Cornyn) Amendment No. 311 (to Amendment No. 275), to 
provide for immigration injunction reform.
Page S2573
  McConnell (for Cornyn) Amendment No. 312 (to Amendment No. 275), to 
prohibit the recruitment of persons to participate in terrorism. 
                                                             Page S2573
  McConnell (for Kyl) Amendment No. 317 (to Amendment No. 275), to 
prohibit the rewarding of suicide bombings and allow adequate 
punishments for terrorist murders, kidnappings, and sexual assaults. 
                                                             Page S2573
  McConnell (for Kyl) Amendment No. 318 (to Amendment No. 275), to 
protect classified information.
Page S2573
  McConnell (for Kyl) Amendment No. 319 (to Amendment No. 275), to 
provide for relief from (a)(3)(B) immigration bars from the Hmong and 
other groups who do not pose a threat to the United States, to 
designate the Taliban as a terrorist organization for immigration 
purposes.
Page S2573
  McConnell (for Kyl) Amendment No. 320 (to Amendment No. 275), to 
improve the Classified Information Procedures Act.
Page S2573
  McConnell (for Grassley) Amendment No. 300 (to Amendment No. 275), to 
clarify the revocation of an alien's visa or other documentation is not 
subject to judicial review.
Page S2573
  McConnell (for Grassley) Amendment No. 309 (to Amendment No. 275), to 
improve the prohibitions on money laundering.
Page S2573
  Thune Amendment No. 308 (to Amendment No. 275), to expand and improve 
the Proliferation Security Initiative while protecting the national 
security interests of the United States.
Page S2573
  Cardin Amendment No. 326 (to Amendment No. 275), to provide for a 
study of modification of area of jurisdiction of Office of National 
Capital Region Coordination.
Page S2573
  Cardin Amendment No. 327 (to Amendment No. 275), to reform mutual aid 
agreements for the National Capital Region.
Page S2573
  Cardin Modified Amendment No. 328 (to Amendment No. 275), to require 
Amtrak contracts and leases involving the State of Maryland to be 
governed by the laws of the District of Columbia.
Pages S2573, S2588
  Feinstein Amendment No. 335 (to Amendment No. 275), to improve the 
allocation of grants through the Department of Homeland Security. 
                                               Pages S2574-80, S2581-85
  Schumer/Clinton Amendment No. 336 (to Amendment No. 275), to prohibit 
the use of the peer review process in determining the allocation of 
funds among metropolitan areas applying for grants under the Urban Area 
Security Initiative.
Pages S2580-81
  Schumer/Clinton Amendment No. 337 (to Amendment No. 275), to provide 
for the use of funds in any grant under the Homeland Security Grant 
Program for personnel costs.
Page S2581
  Collins Amendment No. 342 (to Amendment No. 275), to provide certain 
employment rights and an employee engagement mechanism for passenger 
and property screeners.
Page S2585
  Coburn Amendment No. 325 (to Amendment No. 275), to ensure the fiscal 
integrity of grants awarded by the Department of Homeland Security. 
                                                         Pages S2588-90
  Sessions Amendment No. 347 (to Amendment No. 275), to express the 
sense of the Congress regarding the funding of Senate approved 
construction of fencing and vehicle barriers along the southwest border 
of the United States.
Page S2593
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the bill at 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday, March 6, 2007; 
provided that at 12 noon, the question recur on agreeing to DeMint 
Amendment No. 314 (listed above), and that the Majority Leader be then 
recognized.
Page S2647
Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:
  By 87 yeas 1 nay (Vote No. EX. 59), Carl Joseph Artman, of Colorado, 
to be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior.
Pages S2586-87, S2647
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Michael E. Baroody, of Virginia, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer 
Product Safety Commission. for a term of seven years from October 27, 
2006.
  Michael E. Baroody, of Virginia, to be Chairman of the Consumer 
Product Safety Commission.
  David George Nason, of Rhode Island, to be an Assistant Secretary of 
the Treasury.
  Patrick Dennis Duddy, of Maine, to be Ambassador to the Bolivarian 
Republic of Venezuela.
Page S2647
Measures Read the First Time:
  Pages S2597, S2646-47
Petitions and Memorials:
  Page S2597
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S2598-S2600
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S2600-32
Additional Statements:
  Pages S2594-97
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S2632-46
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S2646
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--59)
  Page S2587

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Adjournment: Senate convened at 1:30 p.m., and adjourned at 7:22 p.m., 
until 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 6, 2007. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S2647.)


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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION PERSONNEL SYSTEM
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee 
on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the 
District of Columbia concluded an oversight hearing to examine the 
Transportation Security Administration Personnel System, focusing on 
proposed legislation relating to the personnel system, after receiving 
testimony from Kip Hawley, Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for 
the Transportation Security Administration; and John Gage, American 
Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO, Washington, D.C.
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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

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[Pages D259-D260]
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                        House of Representatives

Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 19 public bills, H.R. 1308-1326; 
and 8 resolutions, H.J. Res. 39; H. Con. Res. 78-80; and H. Res. 210-213 
were introduced.
  Pages H2164-65
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H2165-66
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 493, to prohibit discrimination on the basis of genetic information 
with respect to health insurance and employment, with an amendment (H. Rept. 
110-28, Pt. 1); H. Res. 202, providing for the expenses of certain 
committees of the House of Representatives in the One Hundred Tenth 
Congress, with an amendment (H. Rept. 110-29); and
  H.R. 720, to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to authorize 
appropriations for State water pollution control revolving funds, and for 
other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 110-30).
Page H2164
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative 
Hirono to act as Speaker Pro Tempore for today.
  Page H2123
Recess: The House recessed at 12:34 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m. 
                                                                  Page H2123
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following 
measures:
  Amending the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities 
Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the Inland 
Empire regional recycling project and in the Cucamonga Valley Water District 
recycling project: H.R. 122, amended, to amend the Reclamation Wastewater 
and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the 
Interior to participate in the Inland Empire regional recycling project and 
in the Cucamonga Valley Water District recycling project;
  Pages H2124-25
  Southern Idaho Bureau of Reclamation Repayment Act of 2007: H.R. 467, 
amended, to authorize early repayment of obligations to the Bureau of 
Reclamation within the A & B Irrigation District in the State of Idaho; 
                                                                  Page H2126
  Piedras Blancas Historic Light Station Outstanding Natural Area Act of 
2007: H.R. 276, to designate the Piedras Blancas Light Station and the 
surrounding public land as an Outstanding Natural Area to be administered as 
a part of the National Landscape Conservation System;
  Pages H2126-28
  Colorado Northern Front Range Mountain Backdrop Protection Study Act: H.R. 
903, to provide for a study of options for protecting the open space 
characteristics of certain lands in and adjacent to the Arapaho and 
Roosevelt National Forests in Colorado;
  Pages H2128-29
  Amending Public Law 106-348 to extend the authorization for establishing a 
memorial in the District of Columbia or its environs to honor veterans who 
became disabled while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States: H.R. 
995, to amend Public Law 106-348 to extend the authorization for 
establishing a memorial in the District of Columbia or its environs to honor 
veterans who became disabled while serving in the Armed Forces of the United 
States, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 390 yeas with none voting ``nay'', 
Roll No. 119.
  Pages H2129-31, H2138
  Lowell National Historical Park Boundary Adjustment Act: H.R. 299, to 
adjust the boundary of Lowell National Historical Park;
  Page H2131
  Designating a Forest Service trail at Waldo Lake in the Willamette 
National Forest in the State of Oregon as a national recreation trail in

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honor of Jim Weaver, a former Member of the House of Representatives: H.R. 
247, to designate a Forest Service trail at Waldo Lake in the Willamette 
National Forest in the State of Oregon as a national recreation trail in 
honor of Jim Weaver, a former Member of the House of Representatives; 
                                                              Pages H2131-32
  Authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study to determine 
the suitability and feasibility of designating the Soldiers' Memorial 
Military Museum located in St. Louis, Missouri, as a unit of the National 
Park System: H.R. 1047, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to 
conduct a study to determine the suitability and feasibility of designating 
the Soldiers' Memorial Military Museum located in St. Louis, Missouri, as a 
unit of the National Park System;
  Pages H2132-34
  Authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource 
study to determine the suitability and feasibility of including the 
battlefields and related sites of the First and Second Battles of Newtonia, 
Missouri, during the Civil War as part of Wilson's Creek National 
Battlefield: H.R. 376, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct 
a special resource study to determine the suitability and feasibility of 
including the battlefields and related sites of the First and Second Battles 
of Newtonia, Missouri, during the Civil War as part of Wilson's Creek 
National Battlefield or designating the battlefields and related sites as a 
separate unit of the National Park System;
  Pages H2123-34
  Columbia Space Shuttle Memorial Study Act: H.R. 807, to direct the 
Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to determine 
the feasibility and suitability of establishing a memorial to the Space 
Shuttle Columbia in the State of Texas and for its inclusion as a unit of 
the National Park System; and
  Pages H2134-36
  Brigadier General Francis Marion Memorial Act of 2007: H.R. 497, to 
authorize the Marion Park Project, a committee of the Palmetto Conservation 
Foundation, to establish a commemorative work on Federal land in the 
District of Columbia, and its environs to honor Brigadier General Francis 
Marion, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 390 yeas with none voting ``nay'', 
Roll No. 120.
  Pages H2136-37, H2138-39
Recess: The House recessed at 3:12 p.m. and reconvened at 6:30 p.m. 
                                                                  Page H2137
Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings 
of today and appear on pages H2138 and H2138-39. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 12:30 p.m. and adjourned at 10:41 p.m.


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Committee Meetings
FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Financial Services and General 
Government held a hearing on Tax Fairness: Policy and Enforcement. Testimony 
was heard from the following officials of the IRS, Department of the 
Treasury: Kathy Petronchak, Commissioner, Small Business/Self-Employed 
Division; and Nina Olson, National Taxpayer Advocate; and public witnesses.
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COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY,

                              MARCH 6, 2007

          (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: to hold hearings to 
examine child nutrition and the school setting, 9:30 a.m., SH-216.
  Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine the care, 
living conditions, and administration of outpatients at the Walter Reed 
Army Medical Center, 9:30 a.m., SD-106.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold oversight 
hearings to examine the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Program, 
10:30 a.m., SR-253.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: business meeting to consider committee 
rules of procedure for the 110th Congress, S. 377, to establish a United 
States-Poland parliamentary youth exchange program, S. 494, to endorse 
further enlargement of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and 
to facilitate the timely admission of new members to NATO, S. 676, to 
provide that the Executive Director of the Inter-American Development 
Bank or the Alternate Executive Director of the Inter-American 
Development Bank may serve on the Board of Directors of the Inter-
American Foundation, S. Res. 65, condemning the murder of Turkish-
Armenian journalist and human rights advocate Hrant Dink and urging the 
people of Turkey to honor his legacy of tolerance, and the nominations: 
of Ryan C. Crocker, of Washington, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Iraq, William B. Wood, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Islamic 
Republic of Afghanistan, and Stanley Davis Phillips, of North Carolina, 
to be Ambassador to the Republic of Estonia, 2:15 p.m., S-116, Capitol.
  Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: to hold hearings 
to examine strategies for attracting, supporting, and retaining high 
quality educators relating to No Child Left Behind Reauthorization, 10 
a.m., SD-430.
  Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine if the 
Department of Justice is politicizing the hiring and firing of United 
States attorneys, 10 a.m., SD-226.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs: to hold joint hearings with the House 
Committee on Veterans' Affairs to examine the legislative presentation of 
the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 9:30 a.m., 345 CHOB.
  Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold closed hearings to examine 
certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH-219.

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                                  House

  Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural 
Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, on 
Natural Resources and Conservation Service, 10 a.m., 2362A Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, on 
Department of Commerce Overview, 10 a.m., H-309 Capitol, and on Secretary 
of Commerce, 2 p.m., 2359 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies, on 
Secretary of Energy, 10 a.m., 2362B Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, on Issues in 
the Federal Workforce, 10 a.m., 2220 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Homeland Security, on Container Security Challenges and 
Goals, 10 a.m., 2212 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related 
Agencies, on NIH Director with National Cancer Institute/National Heart, 
Lung and Blood Institute/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious 
Disease/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/National 
Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, 10 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans' Affairs and Related 
Agencies, on VA Medical Care, 10 a.m., and on Department of Veterans' 
Affairs Panel, 1 p.m., H-143 Capitol.
  Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs, on Iraq 
Political and Reconstruction Strategy, Alternative Perspectives, 10 a.m., 
2358 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development and 
Related Agencies, on Department of Transportation Inspector General 
Management Challenges and GAO High Risk Series, 2 p.m., 2358 Rayburn.
  Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Readiness, hearing on the 
National Security Personnel System--Is it Working? 2 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Budget, hearing on the Department of Defense and the 
Fiscal Year 2008 Budget, 10 a.m., 210 Cannon.
  Committee on Education and Labor, hearing on Are Hidden 401(k) Fees 
Undermining Retirement Security? 11 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and Air 
Quality, hearing entitled ``Carbon Capture and Sequestration: An 
Overview,'' 10 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``Exploring Options for 
Improving the Medicare Physician Payment System,'' 9:30 a.m., 2123 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services, to consider H.R. 1227, Gulf Coast 
Hurricane Housing Recovery Act of 2007, 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  Committee on Foreign Affairs, hearing on The Iranian Challenge, 2 p.m., 
2172 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and 
Oversight, hearing on Global Polling Data on Opinion of American 
Policies, Values and People, 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Committee on Homeland Security, hearing on a measure entitled ``Rail 
and Public Transportation Security Act of 2007,'' 10 a.m., 311 Cannon.
  Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Commercial and 
Administrative Law, to consider issuing subpoenas to former U.S. 
Attorneys Daniel Bogden, District of Nevada and Paul K. Charlton of 
Arizona in conjunction with the afternoon hearing, 10 a.m., and a hearing 
on H.R. 580, to amend chapter 35 of title 28, United States Code, to 
provide for a 120-day limit to the term of a United States Attorney 
appointed on an interim basis by the Attorney General, 2 p.m., 2141 
Rayburn.
  March 7, full Committee, hearing on ``Protecting the Right to Vote: 
Election Deception and Irregularities in Recent Federal Elections,'' 3 
p.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and 
Oceans, hearing on the Coral Reef Conservation Reauthorization Act of 
2007, 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.
  Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on 
Information Policy, Census and National Archives, to consider the 
following: A Citizen's Guide on Using the Freedom of Information Act and 
the Privacy Act of 1974 to Request Government Records; a measure Openness 
Promotes Effectiveness in our National (OPEN) Government Act of 2007; and 
a measure Presidential Records Act Amendment of 2007, 2 p.m., 2154 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Rules, to consider the following: H.R. 569, Water Quality 
Investment Act of 2007; and H.R. 700, Healthy Communities Water Supply 
Act of 2007, 2:30 p.m., H-313 Capitol.
  Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health, hearing on the 
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's report on the Sustainable Growth 
Rate, 2 p.m., 1100 Longworth.
  Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support, hearing on Recent 
Changes to Programs Assisting Low-Income Families, 11 a.m., B-318 
Rayburn.
  Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, executive, hearing on 
Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and National Intelligence Program 
(NIP) Budget Roll-out, 2:30 p.m., H-405 Capitol.


                             Joint Meetings

  Joint Hearing: Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, to hold joint 
hearings with the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs to examine the 
legislative presentation of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 9:30 a.m., 345 
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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                       10 a.m., Tuesday, March 6

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Tuesday: After the transaction of any morning business (not 
to extend beyond 60 minutes), Senate will continue consideration of S. 
4, Improving America's Security by Implementing Unfinished 
Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act, and the question shall 
recur on DeMint Amendment No. 314 at 12:00 noon.
  (Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. for their 
respective party conferences.)

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                      10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 6

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Tuesday: Consideration of the following suspensions: (1) H. 
Res. 98--Honoring the life and achievements of the late Dr. John Garang 
de Mabior and reaffirming the continued commitment of the House of 
Representatives to a just and lasting peace in the Republic of the 
Sudan; (2) H.R. 987--NATO Freedom Consolidation Act of 2007; (3) H. 
Res. 149--Supporting the goals of International Women's Day; (4) H. 
Res. 180--Honoring the life and achievements of Leo T. McCarthy and 
expressing profound sorrow on his death; (5) H. Res. 162--Recognizing 
the contributions of the Negro baseball Leagues and their players for 
their achievements, dedication and sacrifices to baseball and the 
Nation; (6) H. Con. Res. 62--Supporting the goals and ideals of a 
National Children and Families Day; (7) H.R. 710--Living Kidney Organ 
Donation Clarification Act; (8) H.R. 584--To designate the headquarters 
building of the Department of Education in Washington, DC, as the 
Lyndon Baines Johnson Federal Building; (9) H.R. 544--To designate the 
United States courthouse at South Federal Place in Santa Fe, New 
Mexico, as the ``Santiago E. Campos United States Courthouse''; (10) 
H.R. 399--To designate the United States Courthouse to be constructed 
in Jackson, Mississippi, as the ``R. Jess Brown United States 
Courthouse''; and (11) H. Res. 182--Commending and congratulating 
Virginia State University on the occasion of its 125th anniversary.
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            Extensions of Remarks as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Blunt, Roy, Mo., E458
Bordallo, Madeleine Z., Guam, E453, E453, E454, E456, E458
Campbell, John, Calif., E458
Ellsworth, Brad, Ind., E453, E454
Emanuel, Rahm, Ill., E457
Engel, Eliot L., N.Y., E459
Filner, Bob, Calif., E462
Grijalva, Raul M., Ariz., E456
Langevin, James R., R.I., E456
Lipinski, Daniel, Ill., E458
McCarthy, Carolyn, N.Y., E463
Pallone, Frank, Jr., N.J., E457
Rahall, Nick J., II, W.Va., E461
Rangel, Charles B., N.Y., E460, E462
Reyes, Silvestre, Tex., E461
Royce, Edward R., Calif., E459
Smith, Lamar, Tex., E460
Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E453, E454, E455
Waxman, Henry A., Calif., E455
Wolf, Frank R., Va., E461
Wu, David, Ore., E457
Bordallo, Madeleine, Z., Guam, E457 


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