Daily Digest

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S6899–S6957

Measures Introduced: Eleven bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1321–1331, S. Res. 200–201, and S. Con. Res. 30.
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Measures Reported:

Special Report entitled ``Revised Allocation to Subcommittees of Budget Totals From the Concurrent Resolution, Fiscal Year 2010''. (S. Rept. No. 111–32)

S. 962, to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2009 through 2013 to promote an enhanced strategic partnership with Pakistan and its people, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 111–33)
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Measures Passed:

Higher Education Act Technical Corrections: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1777, to make technical corrections to the Higher Education Act of 1965, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
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Reid (for Kennedy/Enzi) Amendment No. 1364, in the nature of a substitute.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics 125th Anniversary: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 30, commending the Bureau of Labor Statistics on the occasion of its 125th anniversary.
Pages S6954–55


Olmstead v. L.C., Supreme Court Decision 10th Anniversary: Senate agreed to S. Res. 201, recognizing and honoring the tenth anniversary of the United States Supreme Court decision in Olmstead v. L.C., 527 U.S. 581 (1999).
Pages S6955–56

Appointments:

Board of Visitors of the United States Naval Academy: The Chair, on behalf of the Vice President, pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 6968(a), appointed the following Senators to the Board of Visitors of the United States Naval Academy: Senator Murkowski, from the Committee on Appropriation, and Senator McCain, designated by the Chairman of the Committee on Armed Services.
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Board of Visitors of the United States Military Academy: The Chair, on behalf of the Vice President, pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 4355(a), appointed the following Senators, to the Board of Visitors of the United States Military Academy: Senator Hutchison, from the Committee on Appropriations, and Senator Burr.
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Board of Visitors of the United States Air Force Academy: The Chair, on behalf of the Vice President, pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 9355(a), appointed the following Senators to the Board of Visitors of the United States Air Force Academy: Senator Bennett, from the Committee on Appropriations, and Senator Inhofe.
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Board of Visitors of the United States Coast Guard Academy: The Chair, on behalf of the Vice President, pursuant to 14 U.S.C. 194, as amended by Public Law 101–595, and upon the recommendation of the Chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, appointed the following Senators to the Board of Visitors of the United States Coast Guard Academy: Senator Wicker, from the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, and Senator Vitter.
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Board of Visitors of the United States Merchant Marine Academy: The Chair, on behalf of the Vice President, pursuant to Title 46, Section 1295(b), of the U.S. Code, as amended by Public Law 101–595, and upon the recommendation of the Chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, appointed the following Senators to the Board of Visitors of the United States Merchant Marine Academy: Senator Isakson, from the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, and Senator Graham.
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Impeachment of Judge Samuel B. Kent--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the Secretary of the Senate inform the House of Representatives that the Senate is ready to receive the managers appointed by the House for the purpose of exhibiting articles of impeachment against Samuel B. Kent, Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, agreeably to the notice communicated by the Senate, and that at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, June 24, 2009, Senate will receive the honorable managers on the part of the House of Representatives in order that they may present and exhibit the articles of impeachment against the said Samuel B. Kent, Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
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Floor Privileges--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that that the following counsel and staff of the House of Representatives be permitted the privileges of the floor during the proceedings of Wednesday, June 24, 2009, with respect to the trial of impeachment of Judge Samuel B. Kent: Alan Baron, Philip Tahtakran, Branden Ritchie, Mark Dubester, Harry Hamelin, Ryan Clough, Elisabeth Stein, and Michael Lenn.
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Koh Nomination--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at the conclusion of the impeachment proceedings, on Wednesday, June 24, 2009, Senate resume consideration of the nomination of Harold Koh, to be Legal Advisor of the Department of State, and after a period of debate, vote on the motion to invoke cloture thereon at 11:00 a.m.
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Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

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Joan M. Evans, of Oregon, to be an Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Congressional and Legislative Affairs).

2 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.
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Executive Communications:
Pages S6937–38


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S6938–41


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S6941–48


Additional Statements:
Pages S6936–37


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S6948–54


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
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Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 7:11 p.m., until 9:55 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2009. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S6957.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

APPROPRIATIONS: INTERIOR, ENVIRONMENT, AND RELATED AGENCIES

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies approved for full committee consideration an original bill making appropriations for the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year 2010.

AUTHORIZATION: DEFENSE

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Personnel met in a closed session and approved for full committee consideration, those provisions which fall within the jurisdiction of the subcommittee, of the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2010.

AUTHORIZATION: DEFENSE

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Airland met in a closed session and approved for full committee consideration, those provisions which fall within the jurisdiction of the subcommittee, of the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2010.

AUTHORIZATION: DEFENSE

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Strategic Forces met in a closed session and approved for full committee consideration, those provisions which fall within the jurisdiction of the subcommittee, of the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2010.

AUTHORIZATION: DEFENSE

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support met in a closed session and approved for full committee consideration, those provisions which fall within the jurisdiction of the subcommittee, of the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2010.

AUTHORIZATION: DEFENSE

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on SeaPower met in a closed session and approved for full committee consideration, those provisions which fall within the jurisdiction of the subcommittee, of the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2010.

HIGH–SPEED PASSENGER RAIL

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine concluded a hearing to examine high-speed passenger rail, after receiving testimony from Joseph C. Szabo, Administrator, Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation; Susan A. Flemming, Director, Physical Infrastructure Issues, Government Accountability Office; Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell, Harrisburg; Joseph H. Boardman, Amtrak, Washington, DC; Robert Eckels, Texas High Speed Rail and Transportation Corporation, Dallas; and Tom R. Skancke, National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission, Las Vegas, Nevada.

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DRUG TRAFFICKING IN WEST AFRICA

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to examine drug trafficking in West Africa, after receiving testimony from Johnnie Carson, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs; William Wechsler, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counternarcotics and Global Threats; Thomas M. Harrigan, Assistant Administrator and Chief of Operations, Operations Division, Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice; Douglas Farah, International Assessment and Strategy Center, Takoma Park, Maryland; Michael A. Braun, Spectre Group International, LLC., Alexandria, Virginia; and Mike McGovern, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee continued consideration of Affordable Health Choices Act, but did not complete action thereon, and will meet again Wednesday, June 24, 2009.

INTELLIGENCE

Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee held closed hearings on intelligence matters, receiving testimony from officials of the intelligence community.

Committee recessed subject to the call.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 20 public bills, H.R. 2989–2995, H.R. 2998–3010; and 5 resolutions, H.J. Res. 57; and H. Res. 574–577 were introduced.
Pages H7144–45


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H7146–47


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

Supplemental report on H.R. 2647, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2010 for military activities of the Department of Defense and to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2010 (H. Rept. 111–66, Pt. 2);

Report on the Revised Suballocation of Budget Allocations For Fiscal Year 2010 (H. Rept. 111–174);

H.R. 556, to establish a program of research, recovery, and other activities to provide for the recovery of the southern sea otter, with an amendment (H. Rept. 111–175);

H.R. 934, to convey certain submerged lands to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in order to give that territory the same benefits in its submerged lands as Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa have in their submerged lands, with an amendment (H. Rept. 111–176);

H.R. 1018, to amend the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act to improve the management and long-term health of wild free-roaming horses and burros, with an amendment (H. Rept. 111–177);

H.R. 762, to validate final patent number 27–2005–0081 (H. Rept. 111–178);

H.R. 1275, to direct the exchange of certain land in Grand, San Juan, and Uintah Counties, Utah, with an amendment (H. Rept. 111–179);

H.R. 2996, making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010 (H. Rept. 111–180);

H.R. 2997, making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010 (H. Rept. 111–181);

H. Res. 572, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2647) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2010 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2010, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 111–182); and

H. Res. 573, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2892) making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 111–183).
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Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative Jackson-Lee (TX) to act as Speaker Pro Tempore for today.
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Recess: The House recessed at 10:41 a.m. and reconvened at noon.
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Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2009: S. 407, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for an increase, effective December 1, 2009, in the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans and to codify increases in the rates of such compensation that were effective as of December 1, 2008, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 403 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 419;
Pages H7091–93, H7108–09


Directing the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to include on the Internet website of the Department of Veterans Affairs a list of organizations that provide scholarships to veterans and their survivors: H.R. 1172, amended, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to include on the Internet website of the Department of Veterans Affairs a list of organizations that provide scholarships to veterans and their survivors, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 411 yeas with none voting ``no'', Roll No. 422;
Pages H7093–94, H7111


Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act of 2009: H.R. 1016, amended, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide advance appropriations authority for certain medical care accounts of the Department of Veterans Affairs, by a \2/3\ recorded vote of 409 ayes to 1 no, Roll No. 420;
Pages H7094–97, H7109–10

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Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide advance appropriations authority for certain accounts of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.''.
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Women Veterans Health Care Improvement Act: H.R. 1211, amended, to amend title 38, United States Code, to expand and improve health care services available to women veterans, especially those serving in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, from the Department of Veterans Affairs, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 408 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 421; and
Pages H7097–H7101, H7110–11


Making technical corrections to the Higher Education Act of 1965: Agreed to the Senate amendment to H.R. 1777, to make technical corrections to the Higher Education Act of 1965, by a \2/3\ recorded vote of 411 ayes with none voting ``no'', Roll No. 423.
Pages H7101–08, H7111–12


Supplemental Report: Agreed that the Committee on Armed Services be authorized to file a supplemental report on H.R. 2647, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2010 for military activities of the Department of Defense and to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2010.
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Recess: The House recessed at 1:13 p.m. and reconvened at 6:33 p.m.
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Moment of Silence: The House observed a moment of silence in honor of Paul A. Fino, former Member of Congress.
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Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he notified Congress that the national emergency declared with respect to the Western Balkans is to continue in effect beyond June 26, 2009--referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered printed (H. Doc. 111–51).
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Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate today appear on pages H7090, H7112.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes and two recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H7108–09, H7109–10, H7110–11, H7111, H7111–12. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10:30 a.m. and adjourned at 11:30 p.m.

Committee Meetings

STATE, FOREIGN OPERATIONS/MILITARY CONSTRUCTION, VETERANS AFFAIRS, APPROPRIATIONS FY 2010

Committee on Appropriations: Ordered reported the following appropriations for fiscal year 2010: State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs; and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies.

HEALTHCARE REFORM

Committee on Education and Labor: Held a hearing on The Tri-Committee Draft Proposal for Health Care Reform. Testimony was heard from Christina Romer, Chair, Council of Economic Advisers; and public witnesses.

Hearings continue tomorrow.

HEALTHCARE REFORM

Committee on Energy and Commerce: and the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on draft health reform legislation. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

Hearings continue tomorrow.

CHEMICAL FACILITY ANTITERRORISM ACT OF 2009

Committee on Homeland Security: Ordered reported, as amended, H.R. 2868, Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Act of 2009.

V–22 OSPREY'S FUTURE

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Held an oversight hearing entitled ``The Future of the V–22 Osprey: Costs, Capabilities, and Challenges.'' Testimony was heard from Mike Sullivan, Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management, GAO; the following officials of the U.S. Marine Corps, Department of Defense: LTG George Trautman, USMC, Deputy Commandant, Aviation; and COL Karsten Heckl, USMC, Commander, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 162 (VMM–162); and public witnesses.

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THE ``DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2010''

Committee on Rules: Granted by a non-record vote, a structured rule providing for consideration of H.R. 2892, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010. The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except for clauses 9 and 10 of rule XXI. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 or 5 of rule XXI. The rule makes in order the following amendments: (1) the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report; (2) the amendments printed in part B of the report; (3) not to exceed four of the amendments printed in part C of the report, if offered by Representative Flake of Arizona or his designee; and (4) not to exceed one of the amendments printed in part D of the report, if offered by Representative Campbell of California or his designee. The rule provides that each such amendment shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. All points of order against such amendments are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. The rule also provides that the amendments printed in part B, C, or D of the report may be offered only at the appropriate point in the reading. The rule provides that for those amendments reported from the Committee of the Whole, the question of their adoption shall be put to the House en gros and without intervening demand for division of the question. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. The rule provides that after consideration of the bill for amendment, the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their designees each may offer one pro forma amendment to the bill for the purpose of debate, which shall be controlled by the proponent. The rule provides that the Chair may entertain a motion that the Committee rise only if offered by the chair of the Committee on Appropriations or his designee and that the Chair may not entertain a motion to strike out the enacting words of the bill (as described in clause 9 of rule XVIII). Finally, the rule provides that during consideration of H.R. 2892, the Chair may reduce to two minutes the minimum time for electronic voting under clause 6 of rule XVIII and clauses 8 and 9 of rule XX. Testimony was heard from Representatives Thompson of Mississippi; Waters; Jackson-Lee of Texas; Loretta Sanchez of California; Bean; Altmire; Clarke; Minnick; Rogers of Kentucky; King of New York; King of Iowa; Neugebauer; Poe and Latta.

THE ``NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2010''

Committee on Rules: Granted, by a record vote of 8 to 3, a structured rule providing for consideration of H.R. 2647, the ``National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010.'' The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services. 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 considers as an original bill for the purpose of amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Armed Services. The committee amendment shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against the committee amendment except those arising under clause 10 of rule XXI. The rule makes in order those amendments printed in the report of the Committee on Rules and amendments en bloc. The amendments made in order may be offered only in the order printed in the Rules Committee report except that the amendments may be offered out of order provided the chair of the Committee on Armed Services announces from the floor a request to that effect, 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. The rule also permits the chair of the Committee on Armed Services or his designee to offer amendments en bloc if those amendments have been printed in the Rules Committee report and not earlier disposed of. The Chair of the Committee of the Whole may recognize for consideration any amendment printed in the report out of the order printed but not sooner than 30 minutes after the chair of the Committee on Armed Services announces from the floor a request to that effect. Proponents of amendments to be considered en bloc may submitted a statement in the Congressional Record immediately prior to the disposition of the amendments en bloc. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. The rule provides for two minute voting during consideration of H.R. 2647. Finally, the rule provides that, in the engrossment of H.R. 2647, the text of H.R. 2990, as passed the House, shall be added as new matter at the end of H.R. 2647. H.R. 2990 shall be laid on the table upon addition of its text of H.R. 2647. Testimony was heard from Chairman Skelton, Representatives Taylor, Loretta Sanchez of California; Sestak; Bordallo; Frank of Massachusetts; Moran of Virginia; Cummings; Blumenauer; Lee; Schakowsky; Miller of North Carolina; Boren; Lipinski; Hall of New York; Walz; McKeon; LoBiondo; Conaway; Franks of Arizona; Sessions; Smith of New Jersey; Gallegly; Kirk; Gingrey; King of Iowa and Bilirakis.

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Joint Meetings

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IN RUSSIA

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. Commission concluded a hearing to examine religious liberty, media freedom, and the rule of law in Russia, after receiving testimony from Sergey Cherepanov, Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania, St. Petersburg, Russia; Musa Klebnikov, The Paul Klebnikov Fund, New York, New York; William Browder, Hermitage Capital Management, London, United Kingdom; and Sarah Mendelson, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see
Daily Digest, p. D742)

H.R. 1256, to protect the public health by providing the Food and Drug Administration with certain authority to regulate tobacco products. Signed on June 22, 2009. (Public Law 111–31). F

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

JUNE 24, 2009

(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 2010 for the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, 2:30 p.m., SD–138.

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, closed business meeting to mark up those provisions which fall under the subcommittee's jurisdiction of the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2010, 9:30 a.m., SR–232A.

Full Committee, closed business meeting to mark up the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2010, 2:30 p.m., SR–222.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold hearings to examine consumer choices and transparency in the health insurance industry, 2:30 p.m., SR–253.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Colin Scott Cole Fulton, of Maryland, and Paul T. Anastas, of Connecticut, both to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, 10:45 a.m., SD–406.

Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine issues dealing with Iran, 11 a.m., SH–216.

Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Capricia Penavic Marshall, of the District of Columbia, to be Chief of Protocol, and to have the rank of Ambassador during her tenure of service, and Daniel M. Rooney, of Pennsylvania, to be Ambassador to Ireland, both of the Department of State, 2:30 p.m., SD–419.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: business meeting to continue consideration of Affordable Health Choices Act, subcommittee assignments, and any pending nominations, 10 a.m., SR–325.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: to hold hearings to examine type 1 diabetes research progress, 9 a.m., SD–106.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: to hold an oversight hearing to examine the Department of Veterans Affairs quality management activities, 9:30 a.m., SR–418.

Special Committee on Aging: to hold hearings to examine emergency preparedness, aging and special needs, 10:30 a.m., SD–562.

House

Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, hearing to review implementation of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.

Committee on Education and Labor, to mark up H.R. 2989, 401(k) Fair Disclosure and Pension Security Act of 2009, 10:30 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, and the Subcommittee on Health, to continue hearings on draft health reform legislation, 9:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection, and the Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, joint hearing on U.S.-Africa Trade Relations: Creating a Platform for Economic Growth, 2 p.m., 2322 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, hearing entitled ``Regulatory Restructuring: Enhancing Consumer Financial Products Regulation,'' 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

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Committee on Foreign Affairs, hearing on the July Summit and Beyond: Prospects for U.S.-Russia Nuclear Arms Reduction, 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment, hearing entitled ``FY2010 Budget for the Office of Intelligence and Analysis of the Department of Homeland Security,'' 10 a.m., 311 Cannon.

Committee on the Judiciary, to mark up the following measures: H. Res. 537, Requesting that the President and directing that the Attorney General transmit to the House of Representative all information in their possession relating to specific communications regarding detainees and foreign persons suspected of terrorism; H.R. 1478, Carmelo Rodriguez Military Medical Accountability Act of 2009; H.R. 1843, John Hope Franklin Tulsa-Greenwood Race Riot Claims Accountability Act of 2009; and H.R. 984, State Secret Protection Act of 2009, 10:15 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, hearing on H.R. 2499, Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2009, 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and the Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, joint hearing entitled ``Afghanistan and Pakistan: Oversight of a New Interagency Strategy,'' 11 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service and the District of Columbia, to mark up H.R. 22, To amend chapter 89, title 5, United States Code, to allow the United States Postal Service to pay its share of contributions for annuitants' health benefits out of the Postal Service Retiree Health Benefits Fund, 9 a.m., and to hold hearing entitled ``FEHBP's Prescription Drug Benefits: Deal or No Deal?'' 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Science and Technology, to mark up the following bills: H.R. 2965, Enhancing Small Business Research and Innovation Act of 2009; H.R. 2729, To authorize the designation of National Environmental Research Parks by the Secretary of Energy, and for other purposes; and H.R. 1622, To provide for a program of research, development, and demonstration on natural gas vehicles, 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, hearing entitled ``Health IT Adoption and the New Challenges Faced by Solo and Small Group Healthcare Practices,'' 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, to mark up the Surface Transportation Authorization Act of 2009, 11 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, hearing on the following bills: H.R. 2379, Veterans/Group Life Insurance Improvement Act of 2009; H.R. 2713, Disabled Veterans Life Insurance Enhancement Act; H.R. 2774, Families of Veterans Financial Security Act; and H.R. 2968, to amend title 38, United States Code, to eliminate the required reduction in the amount of the acccelerated death benefit payable to certain terminally-ill persons insured under Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance or Veterans' Group Life Insurance, 2 p.m., 334 Cannon.

Committee on Ways and Means, to continue hearings on Health Reform in the 21st Century: Proposals to Reform the Health System, 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

9:55 a.m., Wednesday, June 24

Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Senate will begin consideration of the articles of impeachment against Samuel B. Kent, Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas and conduct a live quorum call. Also, Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Harold Hongju Koh, of Connecticut, to be Legal Adviser of the Department of State, and after a period of debate, vote on the motion to invoke cloture thereon at 11 a.m.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Wednesday, June 24

House Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Consideration of H.R. 2892--Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010 (Subject to a Rule).

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Bachmann, Michele, Minn., E1525

Barrett, J. Gresham, S.C., E1546

Bartlett, Roscoe G., Md., E1527

Bishop, Rob, Utah, E1536

Bishop, Sanford D., Jr., Ga., E1536

Blunt, Roy, Mo., E1531

Brown, Henry E., Jr., S.C., E1524

Buchanan, Vern, Fla., E1525

Burton, Dan, Ind., E1521

Calvert, Ken, Calif., E1519, E1532, E1534

Camp, Dave, Mich., E1545

Capito, Shelley Moore, W.Va., E1535, E1538

Carter, John R., Tex., E1530

Cooper, Jim, Tenn., E1546

Courtney, Joe, Conn., E1520, E1526

Culberson, John Abney, Tex., E1540

Davis, Lincoln, Tenn., E1527

Duncan, John J., Jr., Tenn., E1546

Farr, Sam, Calif., E1523

Frelinghuysen, Rodney P., N.J., E1540

Gallegly, Elton, Calif., E1520

Garrett, Scott, N.J., E1523

Gingrey, Phil, Ga., E1546

Granger, Kay, Tex., E1530

Graves, Sam, Mo., E1540

Hall, Ralph M., Tex., E1537

Harper, Gregg, Miss., E1527

Heller, Dean, Nev., E1537

Hoyer, Steny H., Md., E1519

Inslee, Jay, Wash., E1537

Jenkins, Lynn, Kans., E1544

Jones, Walter B., N.C., E1541

Kanjorski, Paul E., Pa., E1526

Kingston, Jack, Ga., E1520, E1530

Kucinich, Dennis J., Ohio, E1529, E1532

Larsen, Rick, Wash., E1530

Larson, John B., Conn., E1534

Latham, Tom, Iowa, E1535, E1540

Lee, Christopher John, N.Y., E1533, E1534

Lewis, Jerry, Calif., E1521

McHugh, John M., N.Y., E1529, E1538

McKeon, Howard P. ``Buck'', Calif., E1525, E1533

McMorris Rodgers, Cathy, Wash., E1526

Miller, Candice S., Mich., E1529

Miller, Jeff, Fla., E1532

Moore, Gwen, Wisc., E1526

Murphy, Tim, Pa., E1522

Neugebauer, Randy, Tex., E1539

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, D.C., E1522

Payne, Donald M., N.J., E1544

Rangel, Charles B., N.Y., E1522

Rehberg, Denny, Mont., E1520, E1527

Reichert, David G., Wash., E1543

Rogers, Mike, Ala., E1519, E1533

Scalise, Steve, La., E1541

Shimkus, John, Ill., E1521

Shuster, Bill, Pa., E1523

Smith, Lamar, Tex., E1536, E1537

Souder, Mark E., Ind., E1537

Thompson, Glenn, Pa., E1537

Thompson, Mike, Calif., E1523

Tiberi, Patrick J., Ohio, E1540

Waters, Maxine, Calif., E1536

Waxman, Henry A., Calif., E1544

Westmoreland, Lynn A., Mac, Ga., E1545

Whitfield, Ed, Ky., E1539

Wilson, Joe, S.C., E1541, E1544

Wittman, Robert J., Va., E1530

Wolf, Frank R., Va., E1525

Wu, David, Ore., E1527 

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