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Daily Digest/Senate

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[Page D108]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]



                                          Tuesday, February 9, 2010

[[Page D108]]

                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S509-S543
Measures Introduced: One bill and four resolutions were introduced, as 
follows: S. 3006, and S. Res. 411-414.
  Page S536
Measures Passed:
  Small Business Penalty Fairness Act: Committee on Finance was 
discharged from further consideration of S. 2917, to amend the Internal 
Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the penalty for failure to disclose 
certain reportable transactions and the penalty for submitting a bad 
check to the Internal Revenue Service, to modify certain rules relating 
to Federal vendors, and the bill was then passed.
  Pages S541-42
  Death of Representative John P. Murtha: Senate agreed to S. Res. 413, 
relative to the death of Representative John P. Murtha, of 
Pennsylvania.
  Page S542
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  By unanimous vote of 84 yeas (Vote No. EX. 21), Joseph A. Greenaway, 
Jr., of New Jersey, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third 
Circuit.
Pages S510-28, S543
  Clifford L. Stanley, of Pennsylvania, to be Under Secretary of 
Defense for Personnel and Readiness.
  Philip S. Goldberg, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant 
Secretary of State (Intelligence and Research).
Pages S540-41, S543
Becker Nomination: Senate resumed consideration of the nomination Craig 
Becker, of Illinois, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations 
Board.
  Pages S510-28
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 52 yeas to 33 nays (Vote No. EX. 22), 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 nomination. 
                                                          Pages S527-28


 =========================== NOTE =========================== 

  
  On page D108, February 9, 2010 the following language appears: 
During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action: By 52 yeas to 33 nays (Vote No. 22), 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 nomination. Pages S527-28
  
  The online Record has been corrected to read: During 
consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action: By 52 yeas to 33 nays (Vote No. EX. 22), 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 nomination. Pages S527-28


 ========================= END NOTE ========================= 

Messages from the House:
  Page S536
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S536-37
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Page S537-40
Additional Statements:
  Pages S535-36
Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
  Page S540
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S540
Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S540
Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--22) 
                                                    Pages S527, S527-28
Adjournment: Senate convened at 2 p.m. and adjourned, in accordance 
with S. Res. 413, at 7:09 p.m., until 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 
11, 2010. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader 
in today's Record on page S542.)


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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings

[Daily Digest]
[Pages D108-D109]
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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
ECONOMIC OUTLOOK AND FEDERAL BUDGET AND DEBT
Committee on the Budget: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the 
economic outlook and risks for the Federal budget and debt, after 
receiving testimony from Carmen M. Reinhart, University of Maryland 
Center for International Economics, College Park; Simon Johnson, 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, 
Cambridge; and Donald B. Marron, Georgetown Public Policy Institute, 
Washington, DC.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee concluded a 
hearing to examine the nominations of William D. Magwood IV, of 
Maryland, William Charles Ostendorff, of Virginia, and George 
Apostolakis, of Massachusetts, all to be a Member of the Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, after the nominees testified and answered 
questions in their own behalf.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee concluded a 
hearing to examine the nominations of Arthur Allen Elkins, Jr., of 
Maryland, to be

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Inspector General, Environmental Protection Agency, Earl F. Gohl, Jr., 
of the District of Columbia, to be Federal Cochairman of the 
Appalachian Regional Commission, Sandford Blitz, of Maine, to be 
Federal Cochairperson of the Northern Border Regional Commission, and 
Marilyn A. Brown, of Georgia, Barbara Short Haskew, of Tennessee, Neil 
G. McBride, of Tennessee, and William B. Sansom, of Tennessee, all to 
be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley 
Authority, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their 
own behalf.


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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

[Daily Digest]
[Page D109]
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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 7 public bills, H.R. 4619-
4625; and 2 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 235, and H.Res. 1079, were 
introduced.
  Page H609
Additional Cosponsors:
  Page H609
Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed 
Representative Edwards (MD) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                              Page H607
Recess: The House recessed at 12:41 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m. 
                                                              Page H608
Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Chaplain 
Phillip Lee, Marine Forces Reserve, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  Page H608
Adjournment Resolution: The House agreed to H. Con. Res. 235, providing 
for an adjournment or recess of the two Houses, by voice vote. 
                                                          Pages H608-09
Meeting Hour: Agreed that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to 
meet at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2010, unless it sooner has 
received a message from the Senate transmitting its concurrence in H. 
Con. Res. 235, in which case the House shall stand adjourned pursuant 
to that concurrent resolution.
  Page H609
Quorum Calls--Votes: There were no yea-and-nay votes, and there were no 
recorded votes. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 12:30 p.m. and adjourned at 2:11 p.m.


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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings

[Daily Digest]
[Page D109]
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Committee Meetings
ASIAN CARP AND THE GREAT LAKES
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Water 
Resources and Environment held a hearing on Asian Carp and the Great 
Lakes. Testimony was heard from Cameron Davis, Senior Adviser to the 
Administrator, EPA; MG John W. Peabody. USA, Commander, Great Lakes and 
Ohio River Division, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army; John Rogner, 
Assistant Director, Department of Natural Resources, State of Illinois; 
Rebecca Humphries, Director, Department of Natural Resources and 
Environment, State of Michigan; Matt Frank, Secretary, Department of 
Natural Resources, State of Wisconsin; and public witnesses.

Joint Meetings
  No joint committee meetings were held.


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2010-02-10

[Daily Digest]
[Page D109]
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                   COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

                           FEBRUARY 10, 2010

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine certain 
nominations, 4 p.m., SD-226.


                                 House

  No committee meetings are scheduled.


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Daily Digest/Next Meeting of the SENATE + Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES + Other End Matter

[Daily Digest]
[Pages D109-D110]
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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                    2:30 p.m., Thursday, February 11

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Thursday: Senate will be in a period of morning business.
  (At 12:30 p.m., Democratic caucus luncheon will meet.)

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                      1 p.m., Friday, February 12

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Friday: The House will meet in pro forma session at 1 p.m.
    
_______________________________________________________________________


            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
            HOUSE
  
Lungren, Daniel E., Calif., E174
McDermott, Jim, Wash., E174
McMorris Rodgers, Cathy, Wash., E173
Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E173
Markey, Edward J., Mass., E173
Sanchez, Linda T., Calif., E173


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