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                                             Tuesday, June 17, 2008

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S5669-S5705
Measures Introduced: Four bills were introduced, as follows: S. 3141-
3144.
  Page S5697
Measures Passed:
  Juneteenth Independence Day: Committee on the Judiciary was 
discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 584, recognizing the 
historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Day and expressing 
the sense of the Senate that history should be regarded as a means for 
understanding the past and solving the challenges of the future, and 
the resolution was then agreed to.
  Pages S5703-04
  National Men's Health Week: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, 
and Pensions was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 585, 
supporting National Men's Health Week, and the resolution was then 
agreed to.
  Pages S5704
Measures Considered:
Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act: Senate continued consideration 
of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 6049, to amend the 
Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide incentives for energy 
production and conservation, to extend certain expiring provisions, to 
provide individual income tax relief.
  Pages S5678-80, S5681-82
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 52 yeas to 44 nays (Vote No. 150), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to 
consideration of the bill.
Page S5681-82
  Senator Reid entered a motion to reconsider the vote by which the 
motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of 
the bill (listed above) failed.
Page S5682
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill at 
approximately 10 a.m., on Wednesday, June 18, 2008.
Page S5705
House Messages:
  Diesel Emission Reduction: Senate concurred in the amendment of the 
House of Representatives to S. 2146, to authorize the Administrator of 
the Environmental Protection Agency to accept, as part of a settlement, 
diesel emission reduction Supplemental Environmental Projects, clearing 
the measure for the President.
  Pages S5704-05
Message from the President: Senate received the following message from 
the President of the United States:
  Transmitting, pursuant to law, a notification of the designation of 
Shara L. Aranoff as Chairman and Daniel Pearson as Vice Chairman of the 
United States International Trade Commission, effective June 17, 2008; 
which was referred to the Committee on Finance. (PM-52)
Page S5690
Messages from the House:
  Page S5690
Enrolled Bills Presented:
  Page S5690
Executive Communications:
  Page S5690
Petitions and Memorials:
  Pages S5690-97
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S5697-99
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S5699-S5703
Additional Statements:
  Pages S5689-90
Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
  Page S5703
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S5703
Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S5703
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--150) 
                                                            Pages S5682
Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 5:51 p.m., 
until 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 18, 2008. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
S5705.)

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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
ENERGY AND AGRICULTURE MARKETS
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Committee concluded 
a joint hearing with the Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on 
Financial Services and General Government to examine the role, 
responsibilities, and resource needs of the Commodity Futures Trading 
Commission on oversight of futures and derivatives markets in energy 
and agriculture, after receiving testimony from Walter Lukken, Acting 
Chairman, Commodities Futures Trading Commission; Mark Cooper, Consumer 
Federation of America, and James C. May, Air Transport Association of 
America, Inc., both of Washington, D.C.; Terrence A. Duffy, Chicago 
Mercantile Exchange Group Inc., Chicago, Illinois; James Newsome, New 
York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., New York, New York; and Charles A. 
Vice, Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia.
INTERROGATION TECHNIQUES AND TREATMENT OF DETAINEES
Committee on Armed Services: Committee held a hearing to examine the 
origins of aggressive interrogation techniques, focusing the 
Committee's inquiry into the treatment of detainees in U.S. custody, 
receiving testimony from Richard L. Shiffrin, former Deputy General 
Counsel for Intelligence, Lieutenant Colonel Daniel J. Baumgartner, 
Jr., USAF (Ret.), Former Chief of Staff, Joint Personnel Recovery 
Agency, Jerald F. Ogrisseg, former Chief, Psychology Services, 336th 
Training Group, United States Air Force Survival School, Alberto J. 
Mora, former General Counsel, United States Navy, Rear Admiral Jane G. 
Dalton, USN (Ret.), former Legal Adviser to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs 
of Staff, Lieutenant Colonel Diane E. Beaver, USA (Ret.), former Staff 
Judge Advocate, Joint Task Force 170/JTF Guantanamo Bay, and William J. 
Haynes, II, former General Counsel, all of the Department of Defense.
  Hearing recessed subject to the call.
RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY RESOURCES
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee concluded a 
hearing to examine the challenges and regional solutions to developing 
transmission for renewable electricity resources, after receiving 
testimony from Senator Reid; Kevin M. Kolevar, Assistant Secretary for 
Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, and Stephen J. Wright, 
Administrator, Bonneville Power Administration, both of the Department 
of Energy; Bryce Freeman, Wyoming Infrastructure Authority, Cheyenne; 
Gary Hanson, South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, Pierre; T. Boone 
Pickens, BP Capital, Dallas, Texas; Richard Halvey, Western Governors 
Association, Denver, Colorado; William Kaul, Great River Energy, Maple 
Grove, Minnesota; and Don Furman, American Wind Energy Association, 
Washington, D.C.
LAND BILLS
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on National 
Parks concluded a hearing to examine S. 1774 and H.R. 3022, bills to 
designate the John Krebs Wilderness in the State of California, to add 
certain land to the Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park Wilderness, S. 
2255, to amend the National Trails System Act to provide for studies of 
the Chisholm Trail and Great Western Trail to determine whether to add 
the trails to the National Trails System, S. 2359, to establish the St. 
Augustine 450th Commemoration Commission, S. 2943, to amend the 
National Trails System Act to designate the Pacific Northwest National 
Scenic Trail, S. 3017, to designate the Beaver Basin Wilderness at 
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in the State of Michigan, S. 3010, to 
reauthorize the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program, S. 3045, to 
establish the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Forest Heritage 
Area in the State of Alaska, H.R. 1143, to authorize the Secretary of 
the Interior to lease certain lands in Virgin Islands National Park, 
and S. 3096, to amend the National Cave and Karst Research Institute 
Act of 1998 to authorize appropriations for the National Cave and Karst 
Research Institute, after receiving testimony from Senator Boxer; 
Representative Christensen; Mark Rey, Under Secretary of Agriculture 
for Natural Resources and Environment; Karen Taylor-Goodrich, Associate 
Director, Visitor and Resource Protection, National Park Service, 
Department of the Interior; and Jon Knechtel, Pacific Northwest Trail 
Association, Sedro-Woolley, Washington.
U.S. ECONOMY
Committee on Finance: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the 
long-term fiscal outlook of the United States economy, focusing on the 
federal debt, health care costs, Social Security, and the gross 
domestic product (GDP), after receiving testimony from Peter R. Orszag, 
Director, Congressional Budget Office; and Gene L. Dodaro, Acting 
Comptroller General of the United States, Government Accountability 
Office.
INTERNATIONAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE
Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on International 
Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs and International 
Environmental

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Protection concluded a hearing to examine international disaster 
assistance, focusing on policy options, after receiving testimony from 
James B. Warlick, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for 
International Organization Affairs; James Kunder, Acting Deputy 
Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development; Edward C. 
Luck, United Nations, New York, New York; and Mark L. Schneider, 
International Crisis Group, and Stewart Patrick, Council on Foreign 
Relations, both of Washington, D.C.
RUSSIA, IRAN, AND U.S.-RUSSIAN NUCLEAR COOPERATION
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee met in closed session to 
receive a briefing on Russia, Iran, and United States-Russian nuclear 
cooperation from William J. Burns, Under Secretary of State for 
Political Affairs.
PROTECTING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
protecting consumers by protecting intellectual property, after 
receiving testimony from Loren Yager, Director, International Affairs 
and Trade, Government Accountability Office; Brian Monks, Underwriters 
Laboratories, Inc., Melville, New York; Mike Rose, Johnson and Johnson 
Health Care Systems, Inc., Fountainville, Pennsylvania; and Jeff 
Thurnau, Gates Corporation, Denver, Colorado.


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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 15 public bills, H.R. 6274-
6288; and 4 resolutions, H. Res. 1275, 1278-1280 were introduced. 
                                                         Pages H5880-81
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H5781-83
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 2964, to amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to treat 
nonhuman primates as prohibited wildlife species under that Act and to 
make corrections in the provisions relating to captive wildlife 
offenses under that Act, with an amendment (H. Rept. 110-712);
  H.R. 3702, to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to convey certain 
land in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Montana, to Jefferson 
County, Montana, for use as a cemetery (H. Rept. 110-713);
  H.R. 5710, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to provide 
financial assistance to the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority 
for the planning, design, and construction of the Eastern New Mexico 
Rural Water System (H. Rept. 110-714);
  H.R. 5511, to direct the Secretary of the Interior, acting through 
the Bureau of Reclamation, to remedy problems caused by a collapsed 
drainage tunnel in Leadville, Colorado (H. Rept. 110-715);
  H. Res. 1150, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives 
that the Transportation Security Administration should, in accordance 
with the congressional mandate provided for in the Implementing 
Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, enhance security 
against terrorist attack and other security threats to our Nation's 
rail and mass transit lines, with amendments (H. Rept. 110-716);
  Supplemental report on H.R. 5781, to provide that 8 of the 12 weeks 
of parental leave made available to a Federal employee shall be paid 
leave (H. Rept. 110-624, Pt. 2);
  H. Res. 1276, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5876) to 
require certain standards and enforcement provisions to prevent child 
abuse and neglect in residential programs (H. Rept. 110-717); and H. 
Res. 1277, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5781) to 
provide that 8 of the 12 weeks of parental leave made available to a 
Federal employee shall be paid leave (H. Rept. 110-718).
Page H5480
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed 
Representative Larsen (WA) to act as Speaker Pro Tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H5413
Recess: The House recessed at 12:50 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m. 
                                                             Page H5415
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Captive Primate Safety Act: H.R. 2964, amended, to amend the Lacey 
Act Amendments of 1981 to treat nonhuman primates as prohibited 
wildlife species under that Act and to make corrections in the 
provisions relating to captive wildlife offenses under that Act, by a 
2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 302 yeas to 96 nays, Roll No. 414; 
                                                  Pages H5417-21, H5457
  Montana Cemetery Act of 2008: H.R. 3702, amended, to direct the 
Secretary of Agriculture to

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convey certain land in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, 
Montana, to Jefferson County, Montana, for use as a cemetery, by a 2/3 
yea-and-nay vote of 396 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 415; 
                                                  Pages H5421, H5457-58
  Honoring the life of Timothy John Russert, Jr., public servant, 
political analyst, and author: H. Res. 1275, to honor the life of 
Timothy John Russert, Jr., public servant, political analyst, and 
author, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 395 yeas with none voting ``nay'', 
Roll No. 416;
  Pages H5441-45, H5458-59
  Granting a Federal charter to Korean War Veterans Association, 
Incorporated: S. 1692, to grant a Federal charter to Korean War 
Veterans Association, Incorporated--clearing the measure for the 
President;
  Pages H5445-49
  Revising the short title of the Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and 
Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act 
of 2006: S. 188, to revise the short title of the Fannie Lou Hamer, 
Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act Reauthorization 
and Amendments Act of 2006--clearing the measure for the President; and
                                                         Pages H5449-54
  Recognizing the Honorable Andrew L. Jefferson, Jr., on the occasion 
of the establishment of an endowment for trial advocacy called the 
``Andrew L. Jefferson Endowment for Trial Advocacy'' at Texas Southern 
University's Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, Texas: H. Res. 
31, to recognize the Honorable Andrew L. Jefferson, Jr., on the 
occasion of the establishment of an endowment for trial advocacy called 
the ``Andrew L. Jefferson Endowment for Trial Advocacy'' at Texas 
Southern University's Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, 
Texas.
  Pages H5454-56
Suspensions--Proceedings Postponed: The House debated the following 
measures under suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were 
postponed:
  Supporting the goals and ideals of ``American Eagle Day'', and 
celebrating the recovery and restoration of the American bald eagle, 
the national symbol of the United States: H. Res. 1247, amended, to 
support the goals and ideals of ``American Eagle Day'', and to 
celebrate the recovery and restoration of the American bald eagle, the 
national symbol of the United States;
  Pages H5421-26
  Commending the Orange County Water District and its employees for 
their sound financial management and innovative groundwater management, 
water quality, water efficiency, and environmental programs, on its 
75th anniversary: H. Res. 1199, to commend the Orange County Water 
District and its employees for their sound financial management and 
innovative groundwater management, water quality, water efficiency, and 
environmental programs, on its 75th anniversary;
  Pages H5426-28
  Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System Authorization Act: H.R. 5710, 
amended, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to provide 
financial assistance to the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority 
for the planning, design, and construction of the Eastern New Mexico 
Rural Water System;
  Pages H5428-30
  Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel Remediation Act of 2008: H.R. 5511, 
amended, to direct the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the 
Bureau of Reclamation, to remedy problems caused by a collapsed 
drainage tunnel in Leadville, Colorado;
  Pages H5430-31
  Expressing support for designation of April 2008 as ``Public Radio 
Recognition Month'': H. Res. 1002, amended, to express support for 
designation of April 2008 as ``Public Radio Recognition Month''; 
                                                         Pages H5431-32
  Celebrating the symbol of the United States flag and supporting the 
goals and ideals of Flag Day: H. Res. 1219, to celebrate the symbol of 
the United States flag and to support the goals and ideals of Flag Day;
                                                         Pages H5432-35
  Congratulating and recognizing Mr. Juan Antonio ``Chi-Chi'' Rodriguez 
for his continued success on and off of the golf course, for his 
generosity and devotion to charity, and for his exemplary dedication to 
the intellectual and moral growth of thousands of low-income and 
disadvantaged youth in our country: H. Res. 1029, amended, to 
congratulate and recognize Mr. Juan Antonio ``Chi-Chi'' Rodriguez for 
his continued success on and off of the golf course, for his generosity 
and devotion to charity, and for his exemplary dedication to the 
intellectual and moral growth of thousands of low-income and 
disadvantaged youth in our country;
  Pages H5735-36
  John P. Gallagher Post Office Building Designation Act: H.R. 6150, to 
designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 
14500 Lorain Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio, as the ``John P. Gallagher Post 
Office Building'';
  Pages H5437-38
  Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building Designation Act: H.R. 6085, to 
designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 
42222 Rancho Las Palmas Drive in Rancho Mirage, California, as the 
``Gerald R. Ford Post Office Building''; and
  Pages H5438-40

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  Recognizing the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence 
Day, and expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that 
history should be regarded as a means for understanding the past and 
more effectively facing the challenges of the future: H. Res. 1237, to 
recognize the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Day, 
and to express the sense of the House of Representatives that history 
should be regarded as a means for understanding the past and more 
effectively facing the challenges of the future.
  Pages H5440-41
Recess: The House recessed at 6:20 p.m. and reconvened at 6:32 p.m. 
                                                             Page H7457
Meeting Hour: Agreed that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to 
meet at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow.
  Page H5457
Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he 
notified Congress of his designation of Shara L. Aranoff as Chairman 
and Daniel Pearson as Vice Chairman of the United States International 
Trade Commission, effective June 17, 2008--referred to the Committee on 
Ways and Means.
  Page H5431
Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate by the Clerk and 
subsequently presented to the House today appear on pages H5417, and 
H5431.
Senate Referrals: S. Con. Res. 84 was referred to the Committee on 
Oversight and Government Reform.
  Page H5479
Amendments: Amendments ordered printed appear on pages H5483-84.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes developed during the 
proceedings of today and appear on pages H5457, H5458, and H5458-59. 
There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 12:30 p.m. and adjourned at 9:56 p.m.


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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
ENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS 
FISCAL YEAR 2009
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Energy and Water 
Development, and Related Agencies approved for full Committee action 
the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations 
for Fiscal Year 2009.
FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS FISCAL YEAR 
2009
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Financial Services, and 
General Government approved for full Committee action the Financial 
Services and General Government Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2009.
LEGAL REDRESS FOR TERRORISM VICTIMS
Committee on the Judiciary: Held a hearing on Ensuring Legal Redress 
for American Victims of State-Sponsored Terrorism. Testimony was heard 
from Representatives Braley of Iowa and Sestak; and public witnesses.
FEDERAL EMPLOYEES PAID PARENTAL LEAVE ACT OF 2008
Committee on Rules: Granted, by a voice vote, a rule providing for 
consideration of H.R. 5781, the ``Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave 
Act of 2008.'' The rule provides for 1 hour of debate equally divided 
and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the 
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill 
except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. The rule 
provides the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the 
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform shall be considered as 
adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. The rule 
waives all points of order against provisions of the bill.
  The rule makes in order the amendment printed in the Rules Committee 
report if offered by Rep. Davis of Illinois or his designee. The rule 
waives all points of order against such amendment except those arising 
under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. The amendment made in order shall be 
considered as read and shall be debatable for 10 minutes equally 
divided by the proponent and an opponent.
  The resolution provides one motion to recommit with or without 
instructions. Finally, notwithstanding the operation of the previous 
question, the Chair may postpone further consideration until a time 
designated by the Speaker. Testimony was heard from Representative 
Davis of Illinois.
STOP CHILD ABUSE IN RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS FOR TEENS ACT OF 2008
Committee on Rules: Granted, by a non-record vote, a rule providing for 
consideration of H.R. 5876, the ``Stop Child Abuse in Residential 
Programs for Teens Act of 2008.'' The rule provides for 1 hour of 
debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking 
minority member of the Committee on Education and Labor.
  The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill 
except clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI. The rule provides that the 
amendment in the

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nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and 
Labor now printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill 
for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read. The rule 
waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a 
substitute except for clause 10 of rule XXI.
  The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in the report 
of the Committee on Rules. The amendments made in order may be offered 
only in the order printed in the Rules Committee 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 a division of 
the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. All points 
of order against the amendments except for clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI 
are waived. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without 
instructions. The rule provides that, notwithstanding the operation of 
the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of 
the bill to a time designated by the Speaker. Testimony was heard from 
Chairman George Miller of California.


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2008-06-18

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                   COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

                             JUNE 18, 2008

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, 
Science, and Related Agencies, business meeting to mark up proposed 
budget estimates for fiscal year 2009 for Commerce, Justice, 
Science, and related agencies, 10 a.m., SD-192.
  Subcommittee on Homeland Security, business meeting to mark up 
proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2009 for the Department of 
Homeland Security, 11 a.m., S-127, Capitol.
  Committee on Armed Services: to receive a closed briefing on the 
report titled ``Investigation into the Shipment of Sensitive Missile 
Components to Taiwan,'' also known as the ``Donald Report'', 12:15 
p.m., S-407, Capitol.
  Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: to hold hearings to 
examine the preparedness of federal land management agencies for the 
2008 wildfire season, 2 p.m., SD-366.
  Committee on Finance: business meeting to consider S. J. Res. 38, 
waiving certain provisions of the Trade Act of 1974 relating to the 
appointment of a Deputy United States Trade Representative, an 
original bill entitled ``the Iran Sanctions of 2008'', and the 
nominations of Richard T. Morrison, David Gustafson, both of 
Virginia, and Elizabeth Crewson Paris, of the District of Columbia, 
each to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court, Eric M. Thorson, 
of Virginia, to be Inspector General, Department of the Treasury, 
Edwin Eck, of Montana, to be a Member of the Internal Revenue 
Service Oversight Board, and Deanna Tanner Okun, of Idaho, to be a 
Deputy United States Trade Representative, with the rank of 
Ambassador, Executive Office of the President, 10 a.m., SD-215.
  Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: to hold 
hearings to examine protecting personal information, focusing on 
steps the federal government has in place, 10 a.m., SD-342.
  Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition 
Policy and Consumer Rights, with the Special Committee on Aging, to 
hold joint hearings to examine S. 2838, to amend chapter 1 of title 
9 of United States Code with respect to arbitration, 10:30 a.m., SD-
226.
  Committee on Rules and Administration: to hold hearings to examine 
improving energy efficiency, focusing on increasing the use of 
renewable sources of energy, and reducing the carbon footprint of 
the Capitol complex, 10 a.m., SR-301.
  Special Committee on Aging: with the Committee on the Judiciary, 
Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, 
to hold joint hearings to examine S. 2838, to amend chapter 1 of 
title 9 of United States Code with respect to arbitration, 10:30 
a.m., SD-226.


                                 House

  Committee on Appropriations, to mark up the following: 
Subcommittee Allocations 302 (b)s; Homeland Security Appropriations 
for Fiscal Year 2009; and Interior, Environment, and Related 
Agencies for Fiscal Year 2009, 10 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.
  Committee on Education and Labor, to mark up the following bills: 
H.R. 3195, ADA Restoration Act of 2007; H.R. 2343, Education Begins 
at Home Act; and H.R. 3036, No Child Left Inside Act of 2007, 10 
a.m., 2175 Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services, hearing entitled ``The 15th 
Replenishment of the International Development Association (IDA) and 
the 11th Replenishment of the African Development Fund (AfSF),'' 10 
a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  Committee on Foreign Affairs, hearing on The Caucasus: Frozen 
Conflicts and Closed Borders; 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Committee on House Administration, Subcommittee on Capitol 
Security, hearing on the United States Capitol Police Radio 
Upgrades, 2 p.m., 1310 Longworth.
  Committee on the Judiciary, to mark up the following bills: H.R. 
3195, ADA Restoration Act of 2007; H.R. 3546, To authorize the 
Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program at fiscal 
year 2006 levels through 2012, 10:15 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil 
Liberties, hearing on: From the Department of Justice to Guantanamo 
Bay: Administration Lawyers and Administration Interrogation Rules, 
Part II, 2 p.m., 2141 Rayburn.

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  Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, 
Wildlife and Oceans, oversight hearing on the reauthorization of the 
National Marine Sanctuaries Act, 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.
  Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands and the 
Subcommittee on Water and Power, joint oversight hearing on Paying 
to Play: Implementation of Fee Authority on Federal Lands, 10 a.m., 
1324 Longworth.
  Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on 
National Security, and Foreign Affairs, hearing on Oversight of the 
U.S. Efforts to Train and Equip Police and Enhance the Justice 
Sector in Afghanistan, 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on Science and Technology, Subcommittee on Energy and 
Environment, to mark up the following measures: H.R. 4174, Federal 
Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Act of 2007; H.R. 5618, 
National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2008; and the 
Heavy Duty Plug-in-Hybrid Vehicles Research Program, 10 a.m., 2318 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on Finance and Tax, 
hearing entitled ``S-corps: Recommended Reforms that Promote Parity, 
Growth and Development for Small Businesses, 10 a.m., 1539 
Longworth.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on 
Aviation, hearing on Congestion Management in the New York Airspace, 
10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and 
Emergency Management, hearing on The Federal Protective Service: An 
Agency in Need of Rebuilding, 1 p.m., 2253 Rayburn.
  Committee on Ways and Means, to mark up the Alternative Minimum 
Tax Relief Act of 2008, 10:30 a.m., 1100 Longworth.
  Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, 
hearing entitled ``Planning Communities for a Changing Climate--
Smart Growth, Public Demand and Private Opportunity,'' 9:30 a.m., 
311 Cannon.


                             Joint Meetings

  Joint Hearing: Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on 
Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, with the Special 
Committee on Aging, to hold joint hearings to examine S. 2838, to 
amend chapter 1 of title 9 of United States Code with respect to 
arbitration, 10:30 a.m., SD-226.
  Joint Hearing: Senate Special Committee on Aging, with the 
Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition 
Policy and Consumer Rights, to hold joint hearings to examine S. 
2838, to amend chapter 1 of title 9 of United States Code with 
respect to arbitration, 10:30 a.m., SD-226.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                      10 a.m., Wednesday, June 18 

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Wednesday: Senate will continue consideration of the motion 
to proceed to consideration of H.R. 6049, Energy and Tax Extenders Act; 
following which, Senate will be in a period of morning business from 
2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                     9:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 18

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Wednesday: Consideration of the following suspensions: 1) 
H.R. 4179--FAST Redress Act of 2007; 2) H.R. 5982--The Biometric 
Enhancement for Airport-Risk Reduction Act of 2008; 3) H.R. 5909--
Catching Operational Vulnerabilities by Ensuring Random Testing Act of 
2008; 4) H. Res. 1150--Expressing the sense of the House of 
Representatives that the Transportation Security Administration should, 
in accordance with the congressional mandate provided for in the 
Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, 
enhance security against terrorist attack and other security threats to 
our Nation's rail and mass transit lines; 5) H.R. 4749--National 
Bombing Prevention Act of 2007; 6) H.R. 1333--The Civil Air Patrol 
Homeland Security Support Act; 7) H.R. 2631--Nuclear Forensics and 
Attribution Act; 8) H. Res. 1230--Condemning post election violence in 
Zimbabwe and calling for a peaceful resolution to the current political 
crisis; 9) H. Con. Res. 350--Expressing the sense of the Congress that 
the United States, through the International Whaling Commission, should 
use all appropriate measures to end commercial whaling in all of its 
forms and seek to strengthen the conservation and management measures 
to facilitate the conservation of whale species; and 10) H. Res. 1270--
Commending the efforts of those who sought to block an international 
arms transfer destined for Zimbabwe. Complete consideration of H.R. 
6063--National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act 
of 2008.
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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Alexander, Rodney, La., E1240
Bachmann, Michele, Minn., E1237, E1240
Boswell, Leonard L., Iowa, E1247
Braley, Bruce L., Iowa, E1248
Burton, Dan, Ind., E1241
Buyer, Steve, Ind., E1237, E1246
Camp, Dave, Mich., E1245
Crowley, Joseph, N.Y., E1249
Cuellar, Henry, Tex., E1238
Davis, David, Tenn., E1237, E1240
Davis, Susan A., Calif., E1242
DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E1244
Dingell, John D., Mich., E1250
Drake, Thelma D., Va., E1252
Dreier, David, Calif., E1245
Duncan, John J., Jr., Tenn., E1243
Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E1247
Graves, Sam, Mo., E1239
Higgins, Brian, N.Y., E1237, E1240
Hunter, Duncan, Calif., E1244
Kennedy, Patrick J., R.I., E1243
Kildee, Dale E., Mich., E1250, E1252
Kind, Ron, Wisc., E1248, E1248
Kirk, Mark Steven, Ill., E1251
Kucinich, Dennis J., Ohio, E1243, E1247
Lee, Barbara, Calif., E1248
Lewis, Jerry, Calif., E1246
McCotter, Thaddeus G., Mich., E1250, E1250, E1251
Payne, Donald M., N.J., E1239
Petri, Thomas E., Wisc., E1238
Roybal-Allard, Lucille, Calif., E1251
Rush, Bobby L., Ill., E1252
Sherman, Brad, Calif., E1249
Shimkus, John, Ill., E1240
Shuster, Bill, Pa., E1238
Smith, Christopher H., N.J., E1245
Tancredo, Thomas G., Colo., E1242
Towns, Edolphus, N.Y., E1237, E1239, E1241, E1244, E1247, E1249, E1249
Upton, Fred, Mich., E1251
Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E1241
Wilson, Joe, S.C., E1246
Woolsey, Lynn C., Calif., E1249 


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