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April 16, 2013

Record Digest - Monday, April 15, 2013

Congressional Record: House of Representatives, Senate


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Senate


Chamber Action


Routine Proceedings, pages S2629-S2655

Measures Introduced: Eleven bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 720-730, and S. Res. 97.

Page S2649

Measures Reported:

Special Report entitled ``Inquiry Into U.S. Costs and Allied Contributions to Support the U.S. Military Presence Overseas''. (S. Rept. No. 113-12)

Page S2649

Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act-Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately 11 a.m., on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, Senate resume consideration of S. 649, to ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the national instant criminal background check system and require a background check for every firearm sale, and the time until the recess for the caucus meetings be for debate only.

Page S2655

Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:
By a unanimous vote of 92 yeas (Vote No. EX. 96), Beverly Reid O'Connell, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California.

Pages S2644, S2655

Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
Vernon S. Broderick, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.
Rachel Elise Barkow, of New York, to be a Member of the United States Sentencing Commission for a term expiring October 31, 2017.
Charles R. Breyer, of California, to be a Member of the United States Sentencing Commission for a term expiring October 31, 2015.
William H. Pryor, Jr., of Alabama, to be a Member of the United States Sentencing Commission for a term expiring October 31, 2017.
5 Army nominations in the rank of general.
6 Coast Guard nominations in the rank of admiral.
Routine lists in the Navy.

Page S2655

Messages from the House:

Page S2648

Measures Referred:

Pages S2648-49

Measures Read the First Time:

Page S2649

Enrolled Bills Presented:

Page S2649

Additional Cosponsors:

Pages S2649-51

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:

Pages S2651-54

Additional Statements:

Page S2648

Notices of Hearings/Meetings:

Pages S2654-55

Privileges of the Floor:

Page S2655

Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--96)

Pages S2647-48

Adjournment: Senate convened at 2 p.m. and adjourned at 6:23 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S2655.)

Committee Meetings


(Committees not listed did not meet)

VETERANS' PROGRAMS BUDGET


Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2014 for Veterans' Programs, after receiving testimony from Eric K. Shinseki, Secretary, Robert A. Petzel, Under Secretary for Health, Allison A. Hickey, Under Secretary for Benefits, Steve L. Muro, Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs, Stephen W. Warren, Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Information and Technology, and W. Todd Grams, Executive in Charge for the Office of Management and Chief Financial Officer, all of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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House of Representatives


Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 27 public bills, H.R. 1549-1575; and 4 resolutions, H.J. Res. 39; H. Con. Res. 31; and H. Res. 160-161, were introduced.

Pages H2024-26

Additional Cosponsors:

Pages H2027-28

Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows:
H.R. 624, to provide for the sharing of certain cyber threat intelligence and cyber threat information between the intelligence community and cybersecurity entities, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 113-39).

Page H2024

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Holding to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.

Page H1995

Recess: The House recessed at 12:13 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m.

Page H1996

Recess: The House recessed at 2:12 p.m. and reconvened at 5:01 p.m.

Page H1998

Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Government Accountability Office Improvement Act: H.R. 1162, amended, to amend title 31, United States Code, to make improvements in the Government Accountability Office, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 408 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 103;

Pages H1998-99, H2010-11

District of Columbia Chief Financial Officer Vacancy Act: H.R. 1246, to amend the District of Columbia Home Rule Act to provide that the District of Columbia Treasurer or one of the Deputy Chief Financial Officers of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia may perform the functions and duties of the Office in an acting capacity if there is a vacancy in the Office; and
Pages H1999-H2001

Contracting and Tax Accountability Act of 2013: H.R. 882, amended, to prohibit the awarding of a contract or grant in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold unless the prospective contractor or grantee certifies in writing to the agency awarding the contract or grant that the contractor or grantee has no seriously delinquent tax debts, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 407 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 104.
Pages H2001-04, H2011-12

Moment of Silence: The House observed a moment of silence in honor of the victims of today's attack in Boston, MA.

Page H2011

Suspension--Failed: The House failed to agree to suspend the rules and pass the following measure:
Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act of 2013: H.R. 249, to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide that persons having seriously delinquent tax debts shall be ineligible for Federal employment, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 250 yeas to 159 nays, Roll No. 105.

Pages H2004-10, H2012

Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page H2012.

Senate Referral: S. Con. Res. 8 was held at the desk.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H2010-11, H2011-12, and H2012. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 12 noon and adjourned at 8:55 p.m.

Committee Meetings


ONGOING INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES


House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Ongoing Intelligence Activities''. This was a closed hearing.

Joint Meetings


No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY,


APRIL 16, 2013


(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate


Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine the situation in Afghanistan, 9:30 a.m., SH-216.
Committee on the Budget: to hold hearings to examine the President's proposed budget and revenue request for fiscal year 2014, 3 p.m., SD-608.
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold hearings to examine aviation safety, focusing on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) progress on key safety initiatives, 2:30 p.m., SR-253.
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: to hold hearings to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2014 for the Forest Service, 10 a.m., SD-366.

Subcommittee on Water and Power, to hold hearings to examine S. 211, to amend certain definitions contained in the Provo River Project Transfer Act for purposes of clarifying certain property descriptions, S. 284, a bill to D311transfer certain facilities, easements, and rights-of-way to Fort Sumner Irrigation District, New Mexico, S. 510, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain interests in Federal land acquired for the Scofield Project in Carbon County, Utah S. 659, to reauthorize the Reclamation States Emergency Drought Relief Act of 1991, S.J. Res. 12, to consent to certain amendments enacted by the legislature of the State of Hawaii to the Hawaiian Homes Commission, Act, 1920 H.R. 316, to reinstate and transfer certain hydroelectric licenses and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of certain hydroelectric projects, S. 684, to amend the Mni Wiconi Project Act of 1988 to facilitate completion of the Mni Wiconi Rural Water Supply System, S. 693, to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the City of Hermiston, Oregon, water recycling and reuse project, and S. 715, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to use designated funding to pay for construction of authorized rural water projects, 2:30 p.m., SD-366.

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Committee on Finance: to hold hearings to examine tax fraud and tax identity theft, focusing on moving forward with solutions, 10 a.m., SD-215.
Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on African Affairs, to hold hearings to examine ongoing conflict in Eastern Congo, 9:45 a.m., SD-419.

Full Committee, business meeting to consider S. 657, to eliminate conditions in foreign prisons and other detention facilities that do not meet primary indicators of health, sanitation, and safety, S. Res. 90, standing with the people of Kenya following their national and local elections on March 4, 2013, and urging a peaceful and credible resolution of electoral disputes in the courts, S. Res. 65, strongly supporting the full implementation of United States and international sanctions on Iran and urging the President to continue to strengthen enforcement of sanctions legislation, the nomination of Jacob J. Lew, of New York, to be United States Governor of the International Monetary Fund, United States Governor of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Develop ment, United States Governor of the Inter-American Development Bank, and United States Governor of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and lists in the Foreign Service, 2:15 p.m., S-116, Capitol.
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: to hold hearings to examine college affordability, 10 a.m., SD-430.
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, to hold an oversight hearing to examine the enforcement of the antitrust laws, 2:30 p.m., SD-226.
Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH-219.

House


Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, public and outside witness hearing day, 9:30 a.m., B-308 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, public and outside witness hearing day, 1 p.m., B-308 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA, and Related Agencies, hearing on USDA Budget, 10 a.m., 2362-A Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Defense, hearing on Department of Defense Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Overview, 10 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Homeland Security, hearing on United States Coast Guard Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request, 10 a.m., H-140 Capitol.

Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, hearing on Department of Labor Budget, 10 a.m., 2358-C Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development, hearing on Department of Transportation Fiscal Year 2014 Request, 10 a.m., 2358-A Rayburn.
Committee on Armed Services, Full Committee, hearing on the Fiscal Year 2014 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the Department of the Navy, 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Readiness, hearing entitled ``The Readiness Posture of the U.S. Army'', 2 p.m., 2212 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities, hearing entitled ``Fiscal Year 2014 National Defense Authorization Budget Request for Department of Defense Science and Technology Programs'', 3:30 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.
Committee on the Budget, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``The President's Fiscal Year 2014 Revenue and Economic Policy Proposals'', 10 a.m., 210 Cannon.
Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, hearing entitled ``Keeping College within Reach: The Role of Federal Student Aid Programs'', 11 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.
Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``A Continuing Investigation into the Fungal Meningitis Outbreak and Whether It Could Have Been Prevented'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Energy and Power, markup on H.R. 3, the ``Northern Route Approval Act'', 2 p.m., 2123 Rayburn.
Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, hearing entitled ``Examining Community Bank Regulatory Burdens'', 10 a.m. 2128 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``Who is Too Big to Fail: Does Dodd-Frank Authorize the Government to Break Up Financial Institutions?'', 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.
Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats hearing entitled ``China's Rapid Political and Economic Advances in Central Asia and Russia'', 2 p.m., 2200 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, hearing entitled ``Kenya's 2013 Elections: An Effective Assistance Model?'', 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

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Committee on the Judiciary, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Mismanagement at the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice'', 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, hearing entitled ``Abusive Patent Litigation: The Issues Impacting American Competitiveness and Job Creation at the International Trade Commission and Beyond'', 2 p.m., 2141 Rayburn.
Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, hearing on the following measures: H.R. 250, to amend the Antiquities Act of 1906 to place additional requirements on the establishment of national monuments under that Act, and for other purposes; H.R. 382, the ``Preserve Land Freedom for Americans Act''; H.R. 432, to prohibit the further extension or establishment of national monuments in Nevada except by express authorization of Congress; H.R. 758, the ``Utah Land Sovereignty Act''; H.R. 1512, the ``New Mexico Land Sovereignty Act''; H.R. 1434, the ``Montana Land Sovereignty Act''; H.R. 1439, the ``Idaho Land Sovereignty Act''; H.R. 1459, the ``Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act''; H.R. 855, the ``San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Boundary Expansion Act of 2013''; 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Subcommittee on Energy and Minerals Resources, hearing on H.R. 3, the ``Northern Route Approval Act'', 2 p.m., 1334 Longworth.

Subcommittee on Water and Power, hearing entitled ``Examining the Proposed Fiscal Year 2014 Spending, Priorities and the Missions of the Bureau of Reclamation, the Four Power Marketing Administrations and the U.S. Geological Survey's Water Program'', 2 p.m., 1324 Longworth.
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Open to Visitors? Assessing the Federal Efforts to Minimize the Sequester's Impact on Access to Our Nation's Capital and National Treasures'', 9:30 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
Committee on Rules, Full Committee hearing on H.R. 624, the ``Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act'', 3 p.m.
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Oversight and Subcommittee on Energy hearing entitled ``Assessing the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Wind Energy Incentives'', 2 p.m. 2318 Rayburn.
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, hearing entitled ``The Foundations for a New Water Resources Development Act'', 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, hearing on the proposed fiscal year 2014 budget request for the U.S. Coast Guard and related marine transportation programs, 2 p.m., 2167 Rayburn.
Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, hearing on the following measures: H.R. 569 the, ``Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2013''; H.R. 570, the ``American Heroes COLA Act''; H.R. 602, the ``Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act''; H.R. 671, the ``Ruth Moore Act of 2013''; H.R. 679, the ``Honor America's Guard-Reserve Retirees Act''; H.R. 733, the ``Access to Veterans Benefits Improvement Act''; H.R. 894, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the supervi sion of fiduciaries of veterans under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; and H.R. 1405, to amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to include an appeals form in any notice of decision issued for the denial of a benefit sought, 2:30 p.m., 334 Cannon.
Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Human Resources, hearing on the Implementation of 2012 Unemployment Insurance Reforms, 2 p.m., 1100 Longworth.

CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD


Week of April 16 through April 19, 2013


Senate Chamber


On Tuesday , at approximately 11 a.m., Senate will resume consideration of S. 649, Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act.
During the balance of the week, Senate may consider any cleared legislative and executive business.

Senate Committees


(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Committee on Appropriations: April 17, Subcommittee on Department of Defense, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2014 for the National Guard and Reserve, 9 a.m., SD-192.

April 17, Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2014 for the Department of Education, 10 a.m., SD-138.

April 18, Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2014 for the Federal Aviation Administration, 10 a.m., SD-138.

April 18, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2014 for the Food and Drug Administration, 10:30 a.m., SD-124.

April 18, Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2014 for the Department of Veterans Affairs, 2 p.m., SD-138.

April 18, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2014 for the Department of State and Foreign Operations, 2:30 p.m., SD-192.
Committee on Armed Services: April 16, to hold hearings to examine the situation in Afghanistan, 9:30 a.m., SH-216.

April 17, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2014 D313and the Future Years Defense Program; to be immediately followed by a briefing on the situation in Syria, 9:30 a.m., SH-216.

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April 17, Subcommittee on Personnel, to hold hearings to examine the Active, Guard, Reserve, and civilian personnel programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2014 and the Future Years Defense Program, 2 p.m., SR-232A.

April 17, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, to hold hearings to examine nuclear forces and policies in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2014 and the Future Years Defense Program; to be immediately followed by a closed session in SVC-217, 2:30 p.m., SR-222.

April 18, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the current and future worldwide threats to the national security of the United States; with the possibility of a closed session in SVC-217 following the open session, 10 a.m., SD-106.

April 18, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, to hold hearings to examine the role of the Department of Defense science and technology enterprise for innovation and affordability in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2014 and the Future Years Defense Program, 2:30 p.m., SR-232A.

April 18, Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, to hold hearings to examine the current readiness of U.S. forces in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2014 and the Future Years Defense Program, 2:30 p.m., SR-222.
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: April 17, Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development, to hold hearings to examine helping homeowners harmed by foreclosures, focusing on ensuring accountability and transparency in foreclosure reviews, part 2, 10 a.m., SD-538.

April 18, Full Committee, to hold an oversight hearing to examine the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), focusing on evaluating FHFA as regulator and conservator, 10 a.m., SD-538.
Committee on the Budget: April 16, to hold hearings to examine the President's proposed budget and revenue request for fiscal year 2014, 3 p.m., SD-608.

April 17, Full Committee, business meeting to consider the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell, of West Virginia, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Time to be announced, Room to be announced.
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: April 16, to hold hearings to examine aviation safety, focusing on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) progress on key safety initiatives, 2:30 p.m., SR-253.

April 17, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the future of passenger rail, focusing on what's next for the Northeast Corridor, 2:30 p.m., SR-253.
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: April 16, to hold hearings to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2014 for the Forest Service, 10 a.m., SD-366.

April 16, Subcommittee on Water and Power, to hold hearings to examine S. 211, to amend certain definitions contained in the Provo River Project Transfer Act for purposes of clarifying certain property descriptions, S. 284, a bill to transfer certain facilities, easements, and rights-of-way to Fort Sumner Irrigation District, New Mexico, S. 510, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain interests in Federal land acquired for the Scofield Project in Carbon County, Utah, S. 659, to reauthorize the Reclamation States Emergency Drought Relief Act of 1991, S.J. Res. 12, to consent to certain amendments enacted by the legislat ure of the State of Hawaii to the Hawaiian Homes Commission, Act, 1920, H.R. 316, to reinstate and transfer certain hydroelectric licenses and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of certain hydroelectric projects, S. 684, to amend the Mni Wiconi Project Act of 1988 to facilitate completion of the Mni Wiconi Rural Water Supply System, S. 693, to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the City of Hermiston, Oregon, water recycling and reuse project, and S. 715, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to use designated funding to pay for construction of authorized rural water projects, 2:30 p.m., SD-366.

April 18, Full Committee, business meeting to consider the nomination of Ernest J. Moniz, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of Energy, 9:45 a.m., SD-366.

April 18, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2014 for the Department of Energy, 10 a.m., SD-366.
Committee on Finance: April 16, to hold hearings to examine tax fraud and tax identity theft, focusing on moving forward with solutions, 10 a.m., SD-215.

April 17, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2014, 10 a.m., SD-215.
Committee on Foreign Relations: April 16, Subcommittee on African Affairs, to hold hearings to examine ongoing conflict in Eastern Congo, 9:45 a.m., SD-419.

April 16, Full Committee, business meeting to consider S. 657, to eliminate conditions in foreign prisons and other detention facilities that do not meet primary indicators of health, sanitation, and safety, S. Res. 90, standing with the people of Kenya following their national and local elections on March 4, 2013, and urging a peaceful and credible resolution of electoral disputes in the courts, S. Res. 65, strongly supporting the full implementation of United States and international sanctions on Iran and urging the President to continue to strengthen enforcement of sanctions legislation, the nomination of Jacob J. Lew, of New York, to be United States Governor of the International Monetary Fund, United States Governor of the International Bank for Reconstruction a nd Development, United States Governor of the Inter-American Development Bank, and United States Governor of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and lists in the Foreign Service, 2:15 p.m., S-116, Capitol.

April 18, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine national security and foreign policy priorities in the fiscal year 2014 International Affairs budget, 9:30 a.m., SD-562.

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Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: April 16, to hold hearings to examine college affordability, 10 a.m., SD-430.

April 18, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Thomas Edward Perez, of Maryland, to be Secretary of Labor, 10 a.m., SD-192.
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: April 17, business meeting to consider the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell, of West Virginia, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget, 10 a.m., SD-342.

April 17, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2014 for the Department of Homeland Security, 10 a.m., SD-342.
Committee on the Judiciary: April 16, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, to hold an oversight hearing to examine the enforcement of the antitrust laws, 2:30 p.m., SD-226.

April 18, Full Committee, business meeting to consider the nominations of Gregory Alan Phillips, of Wyoming, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit, Karol Virginia Mason, of Georgia, to be an Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice, and S. 607, to improve the provisions relating to the privacy of electronic communications, 10 a.m., SD-226.

April 19, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine comprehensive immigration reform legislation, 10 a.m., SH-216.
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship: April 17, to hold hearings to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2014 for the Small Business Administration, 10 a.m., SR-428A.
Select Committee on Intelligence: April 16, to hold closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH-219.

April 18, Full Committee, to hold closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH-219.

House Committees


Committee on Appropriations, April 17, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, public and outside witness hearing day, 1 p.m., B-308 Rayburn.

April 17, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA, and Related Agencies, hearing on USDA Research, Education, and Economic Budget, 10 a.m., 2362-A Rayburn.

April 17, Subcommittee on Homeland Security, hearing on Customs and Border Protection Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request, 10 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.

April 17, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development, hearing on Department of Housing and Urban Development Fiscal Year 2014 Request, 10 a.m., 2358-A Rayburn.

April 17, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science and Related Agencies, hearing on Federal Bureau of Prisons, 10:30 a.m., H-309 Capitol.

April 17, Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, hearing on Department of State Fiscal Year 2014 Budget, 2 p.m., 2359 Rayburn.

April 18, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, hearing on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 9:30 a.m., B-308 Rayburn.

April 18, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA and Related Agencies, hearing on USDA Marketing and Regulatory Programs, 10 a.m., 2362-A Rayburn.

April 18, Subcommittee on Defense, hearing on Central Command/International Security Assistance Force, 10 a.m., H-140 Capitol.

April 18, Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, hearing on Department of Veterans Affairs Budget, 10:30 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.

April 18, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science, and Related Agencies, hearing on Department of Justice Budget Request, 2 p.m., 2359 Rayburn.
Committee on Armed Services, April 17, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Recent Developments in Afghanistan'', 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

April 17, Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, hearing entitled ``Fiscal Year 2014 Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Combat Aviation Programs'', 2 p.m., 2212 Rayburn.

April 17, Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities, hearing entitled ``Fiscal Year 2014 National Defense Authorization Budget Request for U.S. Special Operations Command and U.S. Special Operations Forces'', 3:30 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.
Committee on Education and the Workforce, April 17, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 1406, the ``Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013'', 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.
Committee on Energy and Commerce, pril 18, Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``A Financial Review of the Department of Health and Human Services and Its FY 2014 Budget'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

April 18, Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, hearing on discussion draft of the ``Global Investment in American Jobs Act of 2013'', 9:30 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.
Committee on Financial Services, April 17, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``Examining the SEC's Failure to Implement the JOBS Act and its Impact on Economic Growth'', 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.
Committee on Foreign Affairs, April 17, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Securing U.S. Interests Abroad: The FY 2014 Foreign Affairs Budget'', 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

April 18, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, hearing entitled ``Tier Rankings in the Fight Against Human Trafficking'', 1 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.
Committee on Homeland Security, April 18, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``The President's FY 2014 Budget Request for the Department of Homeland Security'', 9 a.m., 311 Cannon.
Committee on the Judiciary, April 17, Full Committee, meeting to Authorize the Chairman to issue a subpoena to the Department of Justice, 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

April 18, Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice, hearing on the ``Private Property Rights Protection Act'', 9 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

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Committee on Natural Resources, April 17, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``State Lands vs. Federal Lands Oil and Gas Production: What State Regulators are doing right'', 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

April 18, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs, hearing entitled ``Spending for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Council on Environmental Quality, the Office of Insular Affairs, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the President's Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request for these Agencies'', 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

April 18, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, hearing on H.R. 657, the ``Grazing Improvement Act''; H.R. 696, the ``Lyon County Economic Development and Conservation Act''; H.R. 934, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act related to a segment of the Lower Merced River in California, and for other purposes; and H.R. 993, the ``Fruit Heights Land Conveyance Act'', 10 a.m., 1334 Longworth.
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, April 17, Subcommittee on National Security, hearing entitled ``Contracting to Feed U.S. Troops in Afghanistan: How did the Defense Department end up in Multi-Billion Dollar Billing Dispute?'', 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

April 17, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Options to Bring the Postal Service Back from Insolvency'', 9:30 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

April 18, Subcommittee on National Security; and Subcommittee on Government Operations, hearing entitled ``Sequestration Oversight: Prioritizing Security over Administrative Costs at TSA'', 9:30 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, April 17, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``A Review of President's FY 2014 Budget Request for Science Agencies'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

April 17, Subcommittee on Research, hearing entitled ``An Overview of the National Science Foundation Budget for Fiscal Year 2014'', 2 p.m., 2318 Rayburn.

April 18, Subcommittee on Technology, hearing entitled ``An Overview of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Proposal at the National Institute of Standards and Technology'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.
Committee on Small Business, April 17, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``The Health Care Law: Implementation and Small Businesses'', 1 p.m., 2360 Rayburn.

April 18, Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access, hearing entitled ``Innovation as a Catalyst for New Jobs'', 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, April 17, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``GAO Review: Are Additional Federal Courthouses Justified?'', 10:30 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
Committee on Ways and Means, April 18, Subcommittee on Social Security, hearing on the President's and Other Bipartisan Entitlement Reform Proposals, 9:30 a.m., B-318 Rayburn.

House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, April 18, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Ongoing Intelligence Activities'', 9 a.m., HVC-304. This is a closed hearing.

Joint Meetings


Joint Economic Committee: April 18, to hold hearings to examine the Federal Reserve System at 100, focusing on monetary policy, 9:30 a.m., SH-216.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

10 a.m., Tuesday, April 16

Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday: After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond 1 hour), Senate will resume consideration of S. 649, Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act.
(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 a.m., Tuesday, April 16

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Consideration of measures under suspension of the rules.




Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue

HOUSE

Andrews, Robert E., N.J., E456

Buchanan, Vern, Fla.,E457

Capito, Shelley Moore, W.Va., E457

Coble, Howard, N.C., E462

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E458

Connolly, Gerald E., Va., E458, E459, E459, E459, E460, E460, E461, E461, E462, E462

Delaney, John K., Md., E455

Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E455

Lee, Barbara, Calif., E455

Luetkemeyer, Blaine, Mo., E460

McCollum, Betty, Minn., E461

McGovern, James P., Mass., E459, E462

Paulsen, Erik, Minn., E455, E457, E458

Pingree, Chellie, Me., E458

Reichert, David G., Wash., E455, E458

Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho, Northern Mariana Islands, E457

Van Hollen, Chris, Md., E456

Walden, Greg, Ore., E461

Source: Daily Digest - Monday, April 15, 2013

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