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April 11, 2013

Record Digest - Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Congressional Record: House of Representatives, Senate


HIGHLIGHTS


    Senate confirmed the nomination of Sarah Jewell, of Washington, to be Secretary of the Interior.

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Senate


Chamber Action


Routine Proceedings, pages S2511-S2569

Measures Introduced: Eleven bills and two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 692-702, S. Res. 95, and S. Con. Res. 12.

Page S2564 

Measures Passed:

National Lineman Appreciation Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 95, recognizing linemen, the profession of linemen, the contributions of these brave men and women who protect the public safety, and expressing support for the designation of April 18, 2013, as National Lineman Appreciation Day.

Page S2569 

Measures Considered:

Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act--Agreement: Senate continued consideration of the motion to proceed to 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.

Pages S2512-42, S2547-51 

A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill at approximately 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, April 11, 2013; that the time until 11 a.m. be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders, or their designees, with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to ten minutes, and that upon the use or yielding back of time, Senate vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
Page S2569  

Message from the President: Senate received the following message from the President of the United States:
Transmitting, pursuant to law, the Budget of the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2014; referred jointly, pursuant to the order of January 30, 1975 as modified by the order of April 11, 1986; which was referred to the Committees on Appropriations; and the Budget. (PM-7)

Pages S2559-62 

Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:
By 87 yeas to 11 nays (Vote No. EX. 94), Sarah Jewell, of Washington, to be Secretary of the Interior.

Pages S2542-47

Messages from the House:

Page S2562 

Measures Referred:

Page S2562 

Executive Communications:

Pages S2562-64 

Executive Reports of Committees:

Page S2564 

Additional Cosponsors:

Pages S2564-65 

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:

Pages S2565-68 

Additional Statements:

Page S2559 

Authorities for Committees to Meet:

Pages S2568-69 

Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--94)

Page S2547 

Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 6:45 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S2569.)

Committee Meetings


(Committees not listed did not meet)

NOMINATION


Committee on the Budget: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell, of West Virginia, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget, after the nominee, who was introduced by Senator Manchin, testified and answered questions in her own behalf.

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AMERICAN FREIGHT AND INFRASTRUCTURE


Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded a hearing to examine expanding the Panama Canal, focusing on what it means for American freight and infrastructure, after receiving testimony from Jeff Keever, Virginia Port Authority, Senior Deputy Executive Director, Norfolk; John Vickerman, Vickerman and Associates, Williamsburg, Virginia; Edward R. Hamberger, Association of American Railroads, Washington, DC; and Philip L. Byrd, Sr., Bulldog Hiway Express, Arlington, Virginia, on behalf of The American Trucking Associations.

INTELLIGENCE UPDATE ON SYRIA


Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee received a closed briefing on an intelligence update on Syria from national security briefers.

BORDER SECURITY


Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine border security, focusing on frontline perspectives on progress and remaining challenges, after receiving testimony from Randolph Alles, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Air and Marine, Michael J. Fisher, Chief, United States Border Patrol, and Kevin McAleenan, Acting Deputy Commissioner, all of United States Customs and Border Protection, and James A. Dinkins, Executive Associate Director, Homeland Security Investigations, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, all of the Department of Homeland Security.

BUSINESS MEETING


Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee ordered favorably reported the following business items:
S. 689, Mental Health Awareness and Improvement Act of 2013, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute; and
The nomination of Jenny R. Yang, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

INDIAN HOUSING DEVELOPMENT


Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee concluded an oversight hearing to examine identifying barriers to Indian housing development and finding solutions, after receiving testimony from Rodger J. Boyd, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Native American Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development; Cheryl A. Causley, National American Indian Housing Council, Washington, DC; Annette Bryan, Puyallup Nation Housing Authority, Tacoma, Washington; Paul Iron Cloud, Oglala Sioux (Lakota) Housing, Pine Ridge, South Dakota; and Russell Sossamon, Choctaw National Housing Authority, Durant, Oklahoma.

NOMINATION


Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of Srikanth Srinivasan, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, after the nominee, who was introduced by Senators Warner and Kaine, testified and answered questions in his own behalf.

TAX-RELATED IDENTITY THEFT


Special Committee on Aging: Committee concluded a hearing to examine tax-related identity theft, focusing on an epidemic facing seniors and taxpayers, after receiving testimony from Kathryn Keneally, Assistant Attorney General, Tax Division, Department of Justice; J. Russell George, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, Department of the Treasury; Sal Augeri, Tampa Police Department, Tampa, Florida; and Marcy Hossli, Palm Beach, Florida.

House of Representatives


Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 29 public bills, H.R. 1454-1482; and 7 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 29-30; and H.Res. 145, 147-150 were introduced.

Pages H1908-09 

Additional Cosponsors:

Pages H1910-12

Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows:
H. Res. 146, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1120) to prohibit the National Labor Relations Board from taking any action that requires a quorum of the members of the Board until such time as Board constituting a quorum shall have been confirmed by the Senate, the Supreme Court issues D291a decision on the constitutionality of the appointments to the Board made in January 2012, or the adjournment sine die of the first session of the 113th Congress (H. Rept. 113-32).

Pages H1899-H1900, H1908

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

Page H1863 

Recess: The House recessed at 10:56 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.

Page H1869

Electing Members to the Joint Committee of Congress on the Library and the Joint Committee on Printing: The House agreed to discharge from committee and agree to H. Res. 142, to elect Members to the Joint Committee of Congress on the Library and the Joint Committee on Printing.

Page H1878

Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act: The House passed H.R. 678, to authorize all Bureau of Reclamation conduit facilities for hydropower development under Federal Reclamation law, by a yea-and-nay vote of 416 yeas to 7 nays, Roll No. 96.

Pages H1874-78, H1878-90

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Rejected the Garamendi motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Natural Resources with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 194 yeas to 226 nays, Roll No. 95.

Pages H1888-89

Agreed to:
Tipton amendment (No. 3 printed in the Congressional Record of April 9, 2013) that requires the Bureau of Reclamation to apply its categorical exclusion process under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 to small conduit hydropower development, excluding siting of associated transmission facilities on Federal lands and
Pages H1884-85

Tipton amendment (No. 2 printed in the Congressional Record of April 9, 2013) that makes technical changes relating to policy and procedure-setting with respect to irrigation districts or water users associations.
Pages H1886-87 

Rejected:
Napolitano amendment (No. 1 printed in the Congressional Record of April 9, 2013) that sought to strike the paragraph in the bill containing requirements regarding the application of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 to small conduit hydropower development and to change the definition of small conduit hydropower to mean a facility capable of producing 15 megawatts or less of electric capacity (by a recorded vote of 189 ayes to 232 noes, Roll No. 94).
Pages H1885-86, H1887-88 

H. Res. 140, the rule providing for consideration of the bill, was agreed to by voice vote after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 236 yeas to 190 nays, Roll No. 93.
Pages H1874-78 

Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he transmitted to Congress his Budget of the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2014--referred to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 113-3).

Pages H1890-92 

Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes and one recorded vote developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H1877-78, H1887-88, H1889, H1889-90. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:42 p.m.

Committee Meetings


APPROPRIATIONS--U.S. PACIFIC COMMAND AND U.S. FORCES KOREA


Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Defense held a hearing on U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Forces Korea. Testimony was heard from Admiral Samuel J. Locklear III, U.S. Navy, Commander, United States Pacific Command; General James D. Thurman, U.S. Army, Commander, United Nations Command; Commander, Republic of Korea-United States Combined Forces Command; and Commander United States Forces Korea.

APPROPRIATIONS--CAPITOL POLICE


Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Legislative Branch held a hearing on U.S. Capitol Police. Testimony was heard from Chief Kim Dine, Chief of Police.

APPROPRIATIONS--SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION OVERSIGHT


Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government held a hearing on Small Business Administration Oversight. Testimony was heard from Peggy Gustafson, Inspector General, Small Business Administration.

APPROPRIATIONS--REGULATORY APPROACHES TO FOSTER ECONOMIC GROWTH


Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education held a hearing entitled ``Regulatory Approaches to Foster Economic Growth''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

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MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH


Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Military Personnel held a hearing on mental health research. Testimony was heard from Jonathan Woodson, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense; Lieutenant General Patricia D. Horoho, USA, Surgeon General, U.S. Army; Vice Admiral Matthew L. Nathan, MC, USN, Surgeon General, U.S. Navy; Lieutenant General Thomas W. Travis, USAF, Surgeon General, U.S. Air Force; and Commander Russell B. Carr, M.D., USN, Service Chief, Adult Behavioral Health Clinic, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, U.S. Navy.

REVIEWING STEM EDUCATION IN AMERICA


Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education held a hearing entitled ``Raising the Bar: Reviewing STEM Education in America''. Testimony was heard from George A. Scott, Director for Education, Workforce, and Income Security Issues, Government Accountability Office; and public witnesses.

NORTHERN ROUTE APPROVAL ACT


Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing on H.R. 3, the ``Northern Route Approval Act''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

OUR NATION OF BUILDERS: POWERING U.S. AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURING FORWARD


Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Our Nation of Builders: Powering U.S. Automobile Manufacturing Forward''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE


Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Communications and Technology began a markup on legislation to affirm the policy of the United States regarding Internet governance.

SUSTAINABLE HOUSING FINANCE: PERSPECTIVES ON REFORMING THE FHA


Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance held a hearing entitled ``Sustainable Housing Finance: Perspectives on Reforming the FHA''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

EXAMINING CREDIT UNION REGULATORY BURDENS


Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Financial Institutions held a hearing entitled ``Examining Credit Union Regulatory Burdens''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

LUXURY JETS AND EMPTY PRISONS: WASTEFUL AND DUPLICATIVE SPENDING AT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Luxury Jets and Empty Prisons: Wasteful and Duplicative Spending at the Department of Justice''. Testimony was heard from Senator Coburn; Lee J. Lofthus, Assistant Attorney General for Administration, Department of Justice; Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General, Department of Justice, David C. Maurer, Director, Homeland Security and Justice, Government Accountability Office; and public witnesses.

U.S. FOREIGN ASSISTANCE: WHAT OVERSIGHT MECHANISMS ARE IN PLACE TO ENSURE ACCOUNTABILITY


Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``U.S. Foreign Assistance: What Oversight Mechanisms are in Place to Ensure Accountability?''. Testimony was heard from Harold W. Geisel, Deputy Inspector General, Department of State; Kenneth Moorefield, Deputy Inspector General for Special Plans and Operations, Department of Defense; Michael G. Carroll, Deputy Inspector General, Agency for International Development; John F. Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction; Paul Cooksey, Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction.

AHEAD OF POSTAL REFORM: HEARING FROM USPS BUSINESS PARTNERS


Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service, and the Census held a hearing entitled ``Ahead of Postal Reform: Hearing from USPS Business Partners''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

PREVENTING GREATER UNCERTAINTY IN LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS ACT


Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 1120, the ``Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act''. The Committee granted, by record vote of 7-3, a closed rule for H.R. 1120. The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The D293rule provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of the Rules Committee Print 113-6 shall be considered as adopted. The bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without in structions. Testimony was heard from Chairman Kline and Representative Andrews.

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REVIEW OF PRIVATE SECTOR EFFORTS TO TRACK AND MITIGATE ASTEROIDS AND METEORS


Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Threats from Space, Part II: A Review of Private Sector Efforts to Track and Mitigate Asteroids and Meteors''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

SMALL BUSINESS TAX REFORM: GROWTH THROUGH SIMPLICITY


Committee on Small Business: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Small Business Tax Reform: Growth Through Simplicity''. Testimony was heard from Chairman Camp; and public witnesses.

UPDATE OF EFFORTS TO COMBAT PIRACY


Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime held a hearing on the efforts to combat piracy. Testimony was heard from Rear Admiral Servidio, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, United States Coast Guard; Rear Admiral Joseph Kuzmick, Director, Operations and Plans, United States Navy; David Matsuda, Administrator, Maritime Administration; Thomas Kelly, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Department of State; and a public witness.

LEGISLATIVE MEASURES


Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity held a hearing on H.R. 357, the ``GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act of 2013''; H.R. 562, the ``VRAP Extension Act of 2013''; H.R. 631, the ``Servicemembers' Choice in Transition Act of 2013''; H.R. 844, the ``VetSuccess Enhancement Act''; H.R. 1305, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide clarification regarding eligibility for services under the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program; H.R. 1316, to amend title 38, United States Code, to specify the responsibilities of the Directors and Assistant Directors of Veterans' Employment and Training; H.R. 1402, the ``Veterans Paralympic Act of 2013''; H.R. 1453, the ``Improving Job Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2013''; and H.R. 1453 to amend title 39, United States Code, to extend the authority to provide work-study allowance for certain activities by individuals receiving educational assistance by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Testimony was heard from Curtis L. Coy, Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity, Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs; Susan Kelly, Deputy Director, Transition to Veterans Program Office, Department of Defense; Keith Kelly, Assistant Secretary, Veterans' Employment and Training Service, Department of Labor; and public witnesses.

SUSTAINING THE SACRED TRUST: AN UPDATE ON OUR NATIONAL CEMETERIES


Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Disability and Memorial Affairs held a hearing entitled ``Sustaining the Sacred Trust: An Update on our National Cemeteries''. Testimony was heard from Steve L. Muro, Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs, National Cemetery Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs; Kathryn Condon, Executive Director of Army National Cemeteries Program, Department of Defense; Raymond Wollman, Deputy Secretary, American Battle Monuments Commission; Linda Halliday, Assistant Inspector General for Audits and Evaluations, Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General; and public witnesses.

ABILITY OF THE GOVERNMENT TO PRIORITIZE ITS OBLIGATIONS SHOULD THE U.S. TREASURY REACH ITS STATUTORY DEBT LIMIT


Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Oversight held a hearing on examining the government's ability to prioritize its obligations and continue operations should the U.S. Treasury reach its statutory debt limit. Testimony was heard from Representatives Bachmann, McClintock, Scalise, Schweikert, and Webster (FL).

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE


House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 624, the ``Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act''. The bill was ordered reported, with amendments.

Joint Meetings


No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,


APRIL 11, 2013


(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate


Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates for fiscal D294year 2014 for the Department of Commerce, 10 a.m., SD-192.

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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 Department of Housing and Urban Development, 10 a.m., SD-138.
Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine the nomination of General Philip M. Breedlove, USAF for reappointment to the grade of general and to be Commander, United States European Command and Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, 9:30 a.m., SD-G50.

Full Committee, to receive a briefing on the situation in Syria, 2:30 p.m., SD-G50.
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection, to hold hearings to examine outsourcing accountability, focusing on examining the role of independent consultants, 10 a.m., SD-538.
Committee on the Budget: to hold hearings to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2014, 2 p.m., SD-608.
Committee on Environment and Public Works: to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Regina McCarthy, of Massachusetts, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, 10:30 a.m., SD-406.
Committee on Finance: to hold hearings to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2014, 2:30 p.m., SD-215.
Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine United States policy toward Syria, 2:15 p.m., SD-419.
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: to hold hearings to examine an open marketplace, focusing on the effect of guaranteed issue and new rating rules, 10 a.m., SD-430.
Committee on the Judiciary: business meeting to consider the nominations of Kenneth John Gonzales, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Mexico, Gregory Alan Phillips, of Wyoming, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit, and Karol Virginia Mason, of Georgia, to be an Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice, 10 a.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 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, hearing on the Department of Education, 10 a.m., 2358-C Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Homeland Security, hearing on FY 2014 Budget Request for the Department of Homeland Security, 10 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, hearing on Oversight Hearing: Nuclear Waste Programs and Strategies, 10 a.m., 2362-B Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, Department of Commerce Budget Request, 1:30 p.m., 2359 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, hearing on Department of the Interior Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2014, 1 p.m., B-308 Rayburn.
Committee on Armed Services, Full Committee, hearing on Fiscal Year 2014 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the Department of Defense, 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, hearing on Equipping the Individual Soldier and Marine: Current and Future Year Acquisition and Modernization Strategies and the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request, 3:30 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.
Committee on the Budget, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``The President's Fiscal Year 2014 Budget'', 10 a.m., 210 Cannon.
Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, hearing on H.R. 1406, the ``Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013'', 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.
Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``Strengthening Medicare for Seniors: Understanding the Challenges of Traditional Medicare's Benefit Design'', 10 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, hearing on a draft discussion on the ``Coal Ash Recycling and Oversight Act of 2013'', 10:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Communications and Technology continued markup on legislation to affirm the policy of the United States regarding Internet governance, 2:15 p.m., 2123 Rayburn.
Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Capital Markets, hearing entitled ``Legislative Proposals Regarding Derivatives and SEC Economic Analysis'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, hearing entitled ``Highlighting Vietnamese Government Human Rights Violations in Advance of the U.S.-Vietnam Dialogue'', 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa; Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; and Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, hearing entitled ``Breaking the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nexus'', 2:30 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, hearing entitled ``Energy Opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean'', 3 p.m., 2200 Rayburn.
Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, hearing entitled ``Counterterrorism Efforts to Combat a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Attack on the Homeland'', 10 a.m., 311 Cannon.

Subcommittee on Transportation Security, hearing entitled ``TSA's Efforts to Advance Risk-Based Security: Stakeholder Perspectives'', 1 p.m., 311 Cannon.
Committee on the Judiciary, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 367, the ``Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013'', 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

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Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, hearing on the following: legislation regarding ``Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act''; H.R. 1294, the ``Self-Sufficient Community Lands Act''; H.R. 818, the ``Healthy Forest Management and Wildfire Prevention Act''; H.R. 1345, the ``Catastrophic Wildfire Prevention Act of 2013''; legislation regarding the ``O&C Trust, Conservation, and Jobs Act''; and legislation regarding the ``Depleting Risk from Insect Infestation, Soil Erosion, and Catastrophic Fire Act of 2013'', 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service, and the Census, hearing entitled ``The Federal Employees Health Benefit Program: Is It a Good Value for Federal Employees?'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 875, to provide for a comprehensive assessment of the scientific and technical research on the implications of the use of mid-level ethanol blends, and for other purposes; and H.R. 1422, the ``EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2013'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.
Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations, hearing entitled ``JOBS Act Implementation Update'', 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, hearing entitled ``Amtrak's Fiscal Year 2014 Budget: The Starting Point for Reauthorization'', 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Full Committee, hearing on U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2014, 10 a.m., 334 Cannon.
Committee on Ways and Means, Full Committee, hearing on President's Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Proposal with U.S. Department of the Treasury, 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.
House Permanent Select Committee On Intelligence, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Worldwide Threats'', 10 a.m., HVC-210. Portions of this meeting may close, HVC-304.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

9:30 a.m., Thursday, April 11

Senate Chamber

Program for Thursday: Senate will continue consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 649, Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act, with a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill at approximately 11 a.m.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Thursday, April 11

House Chamber

Program for Thursday: Begin consideration of H.R. 1120--Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act (Subject to a Rule).


Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue

HOUSE

Alexander, Rodney, La.,E409

Bachmann, Michele, Minn., E418

Barr, Andy, Ky., E412

Bilirakis, Gus M., Fla., E411, E416

Brady, Robert A., Pa., E407, E411

Brownley, Julia, Calif., E410

Butterfield, G.K., N.C., E417

Capps, Lois, Calif., E405

Christensen, Donna M., The Virgin Islands, E410

Cohen, Steve, Tenn., E405

Courtney, Joe, Conn., E418

Cuellar, Henry, Tex., E415

Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E413

Farr, Sam, Calif., E405

Fitzpatrick, Michael G., Pa., E417

Gingrey, Phil, Ga., E409

Goodlatte, Bob, Va., E416

Green, Gene, Tex., E414

Higgins, Brian, N.Y., E406, E408

Honda, Michael M., Calif., E417

Issa, Darrell E., Calif., E412

Lee, Barbara, Calif., E415

Lowenthal, Alan S., Calif., E407

Lujan Grisham, Michelle, N.M., E411, E416

McCarthy, Carolyn, N.Y., E405

McCaul, Michael T., Tex., E406

McIntyre, Mike, N.C., E412

Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E407, E411, E414

Marchant, Kenny, Tex., E414

Messer, Luke, Ind., E411

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, D.C., E413

Perlmutter, Ed, Colo., E410, E411, E412, E413, E414, E415, E416, E416, E417, E418

Peters, Gary C., Mich., E406

Rahall, Nick J., II, W.Va., E413

Reed, Tom, N.Y., E414

Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana, Fla., E410

Ryan, Tim, Ohio, E409

Thompson, Bennie G., Miss., E407

Thompson, Mike, Calif., E417, E418

Waxman, Henry A., Calif., E408

Wilson, Frederica S., Fla., E415

Source: Daily Digest - Wednesday, April 10, 2013

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