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110 th CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION


United States
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Vol. 153 WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2007 No. 85Part II

House of Representatives
b 0803 tions and additional supplemental ap- Ms. GRANGER, for 5 minutes, today.
propriations for agricultural and other Mr. FLAKE, for 5 minutes, today.
AFTER RECESS Mr. FRANKS of Arizona, for 5 minutes,
emergency assistance for the fiscal
The recess having expired, the House year ending September 30, 2007 and for today.
was called to order by the Speaker pro other purposes, which was referred to Mr. WALBERG, for 5 minutes, today.
tempore (Mr. ARCURI) at 8 oclock and the House Calendar and ordered to be Ms. FOXX, for 5 minutes, today.
3 minutes a.m. printed. Mr. DUNCAN, for 5 minutes, today.
f Mr. CONAWAY, for 5 minutes, today.
f
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REPORT ON RESOLUTION PRO- LEAVE OF ABSENCE
VIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF SENATE BILLS REFERRED
By unanimous consent, leave of ab-
H.R. 2317, LOBBYING TRANS- sence was granted to: Bills of the Senate of the following
PARENCY ACT OF 2007 AND PRO- Mr. HULSHOF of Missouri (at the re- titles were taken from the Speakers
VIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF quest of Mr. BOEHNER) for today on ac- table and, under the rule, referred as
H.R. 2316, HONEST LEADERSHIP count of personal reasons. follows:
AND OPEN GOVERNMENT ACT OF Mr. OBERSTAR of Minnesota (at the S. 33. An act to redesignate the Office for
2007 request of Mr. HOYER) for today after 4 Vocational and Adult Education as the Of-
fice of Career, Technical, and Adult Edu-
Mr. WELCH of Vermont, from the p.m. and the balance of the week on ac-
cation; to the Committee on Education and
Committee on Rules, submitted a priv- count of a family funeral in Minnesota. Labor.
ileged report (Rept. No. 110167) on the f S. 375. An act to waive application of the
resolution (H. Res. 437) providing for Indian Self-Determination and Education
SPECIAL ORDERS GRANTED Assistance Act to a specific parcel of real
consideration of the bill (H.R. 2317) to
amend the Lobbying Disclosure Act of By unanimous consent, permission to property transferred by the United States to
1995 to require registered lobbyists to address the House, following the legis- 2 Indian tribes in the State of Oregon, and
lative program and any special orders for other purposes; to the Committee on Nat-
file quarterly reports on contributions ural Resources.
bundled for certain recipients, and for heretofore entered, was granted to:
(The following Members (at the re- f
other purposes and providing for con-
sideration of the bill (H.R. 2316) to pro- quest of Mr. KIND) to revise and extend ADJOURNMENT
vide more rigorous requirements with their remarks and include extraneous
material:) Mr. WELCH of Vermont. Mr. Speak-
respect to disclosure and enforcement er, I move that the House do now ad-
of lobbying laws and regulations, and Mr. KIND, for 5 minutes, today.
Mr. MATHESON, for 5 minutes, today. journ.
for other purposes, which was referred The motion was agreed to; accord-
Mr. MCDERMOTT, for 5 minutes,
to the House Calendar and ordered to ingly (at 8 oclock and 5 minutes a.m.),
today.
be printed. the House adjourned until today,
Mr. DEFAZIO, for 5 minutes, today.
f Mr. BRALEY of Iowa, for 5 minutes, Thursday, May 24, 2007, at 10 a.m.
REPORT ON RESOLUTION PRO- today. f
VIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF Mr. WYNN, for 5 minutes, today. EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATIONS,
SENATE AMENDMENT TO H.R. Ms. WOOLSEY, for 5 minutes, today. ETC.
2206, U.S. TROOP READINESS, Ms. KAPTUR, for 5 minutes, today.
Mr. MORAN of Virginia, for 5 minutes, Under clause 8 of rule XII, executive
VETERANS CARE, KATRINA RE- communications were taken from the
today.
COVERY, AND IRAQ ACCOUNT- Speakers table and referred as follows:
Ms. JACKSON-LEE of Texas, for 5 min-
ABILITY APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 1940. A letter from the Chief Counsel,
utes, today.
2007 FEMA, Department of Homeland Security,
Mr. DAVIS of Illinois, for 5 minutes,
Mr. WELCH of Vermont, from the today. transmitting the Departments final rule
Committee on Rules, submitted a priv- Mr. INSLEE, for 5 minutes, today. Final Flood Elevation Determinations re-
ileged report (Rept. No. 110168) on the ceived April 1, 2007, pursuant to 5 U.S.C.
Mr. CUMMINGS, for 5 minutes, today.
801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Financial
resolution (H. Res. 438) providing for (The following Members (at the re- Services.
consideration of the Senate amend- quest of Mr. BISHOP of Utah) to revise 1941. A letter from the Counsel for Legisla-
ment to the bill (H.R. 2206) making and extend their remarks and include tion and Regulations, Department of Hous-
emergency supplemental appropria- extraneous material:) ing and Urban Development, transmitting

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H5722 CONGRESSIONAL RECORD HOUSE May 23, 2007
the Departments final rule Public Access 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Natural ting notification that funding under Title V,
to HUD Records Under the Freedom of Infor- Resources. subsection 503(b)(3) of the Robert T. Stafford
mation Act (FOIA) and Production of Mate- 1951. A letter from the Assistant Adminis- Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance
rial or Provision of Testimony by HUD Em- trator for Fisheries, NMFS, National Oce- Act, as amended, has exceeded $5 million for
ployees [Docket No. FR-5015-F-02] (RIN: 2501- anic and Atmospheric Administration, trans- the cost of response and recovery efforts for
AD18) received April 16, 2007, pursuant to 5 mitting the Administrations final rule FEMA-3274-EM in the State of Indiana, pur-
U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Fi- Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS); suant to 42 U.S.C. 5193; to the Committee on
nancial Services. U.S. Atlantic Billfish Tournament Manage- Transportation and Infrastructure.
1942. A letter from the Assistant to the ment Measures [Docket No. 070307055-7099-02; 1960. A letter from the Director of Reg
Board, Federal Reserve System (Board), I.D. 022607F] (RIN: 0648-AV25) received May Management, Department of Veterans Af-
transmitting the Boards final rule Ex- 18, 2007, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to fairs, transmitting the Departments final
panded Examination Cycle for Certain Small the Committee on Natural Resources. rule Administration of VA Educational
Insured Depository Institutions and U.S. 1952. A letter from the Assistant Adminis- Benefits Centralized Certification (RIN:
Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banks trator for Fisheries, NMFS, National Oce- 2900-AL43) received April 25, 2007, pursuant to
[Docket No. R-1279] received April 10, 2007, anic and Atmospheric Administration, trans- 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Com- mitting the Administrations final rule Veterans Affairs.
mittee on Financial Services. Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; 1961. A letter from the Director of Reg
1943. A letter from the Principal Deputy Northeast Multispecies Fishery; Total Al- Management, Department of Veterans Af-
Associate Administrator, Environmental lowable Catches for Georges Bank Cod, Had- fairs, transmitting the Departments final
Protection Agency, transmitting the Agen- dock, and Yellowtail Flounder in the U.S./ rule Medical: Informed Consent Des-
cys final rule Approval and Promulgation Canada Management Area for Fishing Year ignate Health Care Professionals to Obtain
of Implementation Plans; Illinois [EPA-R05- 2007 [Docket No. 070227048-7091-02; I.D. Informed Consent. (RIN: 2900-AM21) received
OAR-2007-0138; FRL-8302-5] received April 26, 020807C] (RIN: 0648-AU63) received May 18, April 1, 2007, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A);
2007, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the 2007, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the to the Committee on Veterans Affairs.
Committee on Energy and Commerce. Committee on Natural Resources. 1962. A letter from the Regulations Coordi-
1944. A letter from the General Counsel, 1953. A letter from the Deputy Assistant nator, Department of Health and Human
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Administrator for Regulatory Programs, Services, transmitting the Departments
transmitting the Commissions final rule NMFS, National Oceanic and Atmospheric final rule Child Care and Development
Standards for Business Practices and Com- Administration, transmitting the Adminis- Fund State Match Provisions (RIN: 0970-
munication Protocols for Public Utilities trations final rule Magnuson-Stevens Act AC18) received May 18, 2007, pursuant to 5
(Docket No. RM05-5-003; Order No. 676-B) re- Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on
ceived May 18, 2007, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. United States; Northeast Multispecies Fish- Ways and Means.
801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Energy and ery; 2007 Georges Bank Cod Hook Sector Op- 1963. A letter from the Chief, Publications
Commerce. erations Plan and Agreement and Allocation and Regulations, Internal Revenue Service,
1945. A letter from the Director, Office of of Georges Bank Cod Total Allowable Catch transmitting the Services final rule Sec-
Congressional Affairs, Nuclear Regulatory [Docket No 070322064-02; I.D. 030607E] (RIN: tion 1274.-Determination of Issue Price in
Commission, transmitting the Commissions 0648-AV20) received May 18, 2007, pursuant to the Case of Certain Debt Instruments Issued
final rule List of Approved Spent Fuel 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on for Property (Rev. Rul. 2007-36) received May
Storage Casks: HI-STORM 100 Revision 3 Natural Resources. 21, 2007, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to
(RIN: 3150-AH98) received April 1, 2007, pursu- 1954. A letter from the Assistant Adminis- the Committee on Ways and Means.
ant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee trator for Fisheries, NMFS, National Oce- 1964. A letter from the Acting Regulations
on Energy and Commerce. anic and Atmospheric Administration, trans- Officer of Social Security, Social Security
1946. A letter from the Assistant Secretary mitting the Administrations final rule Administration, transmitting the Adminis-
for Export Administration, Department of Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and trations final rule Privacy and Disclosure
Commerce, transmitting the Departments Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the of Official Records and Information [Docket
final rule Chemical Weapons Convention Northeastern United States; Northeast No. SSA 2006-0074] (RIN: 0960-AE88) received
Regulations: UDOC Change in Inspection Multispecies Fishery; 2007 Georges Bank Cod May 18, 2007, pursuant to 5 U.S.C.
Status Form; Amendments to Records Re- Fixed Gear Sector Operations Plan and 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Ways and
view and Recordkeeping Requirements; Ad- Agreement and Allocation of Georges Bank Means.
ditions to the List of States Parties to the Cod Total Allowable Catch [Docket No.
f
Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) [Dock- 070321063-7098-02; I.D. 031607E] (RIN: 0648-
et No. 060831231-7030-02] (RIN: 0694-AD53) re- AV22) received May 18, 2007, pursuant to 5 REPORTS OF COMMITTEES ON
ceived April 10, 2007, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Nat- PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS
801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Foreign Af- ural Resources.
fairs. 1955. A letter from the Federal Liaison Of- Under clause 2 of rule XIII, reports of
1947. A letter from the Assistant Secretary ficer, Department of Commerce, transmit- committees were delivered to the Clerk
Legislative Affairs, Department of State, ting the Departments final rule Cor- for printing and reference to the proper
transmitting the Departments final rule respondence with the Madrid Processing calendar, as follows:
Death and Estates. [Public Notice: 5582] Unit of the United States Patent and Trade- Mr. FILNER: Committee on Veterans Af-
(RIN: 1400-AC24) received April 1, 2007, pursu- mark Office [Docket No.: PTO-T-2007-0005] fairs. H.R. 2199. A bill to amend title 38,
ant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee (RIN: 0651-AC11) received April 17, 2007, pur- United States Code, to direct the Secretary
on Foreign Affairs. suant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Com- of Veterans Affairs to provide certain im-
1948. A letter from the Acting Assoc. Direc- mittee on the Judiciary. provements in the treatment of individuals
tor, PP&I, Department of the Treasury, 1956. A letter from the Regulations Coordi- with traumatic brain injuries, and for other
transmitting the Departments final rule nator, Department of Health and Human purposes; with amendments (Rept. 110116).
Sudanese Sanctions Regulations; Iranian Services, transmitting the Departments Referred to the Committee of the Whole
Transactions Regulations received April final rule Claims Collection (RIN: 0991- House on the State of the Union.
10, 2007, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to AB18) received March 8, 2007, pursuant to 5
the Committee on Foreign Affairs. U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on the [May 24 (legislative day of May 23), 2007]
1949. A letter from the Director, Office of Judiciary. Ms. CASTOR: Committee on Rules. House
Personnel Management, transmitting the Of- 1957. A letter from the Regulations Coordi- Resolution 437. Resolution providing for con-
fices final rule Allowances and Differen- nator, Department of Health and Human sideration of the bill (H.R. 2317) to amend the
tials (RIN: 3206-AL07) received April 26, 2007, Services, transmitting the Departments Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 to require
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Com- final rule Salary Offset (RIN: 0991-AB19) registered lobbyists to file quarterly reports
mittee on Oversight and Government Re- received March 8, 2007, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. on contributions bundled for certain recipi-
form. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on the Judici- ents, and for other purposes and providing
1950. A letter from the Acting Director Of- ary. for the consideration of the bill (H.R. 2316) to
fice of Sustainable Fisheries, NMFS, Na- 1958. A letter from the Counsel for Legisla- provide more rigorous requirements with re-
tional Oceanic and Atmospheric Administra- tion and Regulations, Department of Hous- spect to disclosure and enforcement of lob-
tion, transmitting the Administrations final ing and Urban Development, transmitting bying laws and regulations, and for other
rule Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conserva- the Departments final rule Certification purposes (Rept. 110167). Referred to the
tion and Management Act Provisions; Fish- and Funding of State and Local Fair Housing House Calendar.
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eries of the Northeastern United States; Enforcement Agencies [Docket No. FR-4748- Ms. SLAUGHTER: Committee on Rules.
Northeast (NE) Multispecies Fishery; Modi- F-02] (RIN: 2529-AA90) received April 27, 2007, House Resolution 438. Resolution providing
fication of the Yellowtail Flounder Landing pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Com- for consideration of the Senate amendment
Limit for the U.S./Canada Management Area mittee on the Judiciary. to the bill (H.R. 2206) making emergency sup-
[Docket No. 04011-2010-4114-02; I.D. 041707E] 1959. A letter from the Administrator, De- plemental appropriations and additional sup-
received May 14, 2007, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. partment of Homeland Security, transmit- plemental appropriations for agricultural

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and other emergency assistance for the fiscal the Social Security account number; to the mission or State electric restructuring pol-
year ending September 30, 2007, and for other Committee on Ways and Means. icy; to the Committee on Ways and Means.
purposes (Rept. 110168). Referred to the By Mr. LINCOLN DAVIS of Tennessee: By Mr. MATHESON (for himself, Mrs.
House Calendar. H.R. 2456. A bill to suspend temporarily the CAPPS, and Mr. KING of New York):
duty on certain acrylic fiber tow; to the H.R. 2464. A bill to amend the Public
f Committee on Ways and Means. Health Service Act to provide a means for
PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS By Mr. ELLISON (for himself, Mr. continued improvement in emergency med-
BACA, Ms. BALDWIN, Mr. BECERRA, ical services for children; to the Committee
Under clause 2 of rule XII, public Mr. BERMAN, Mr. BRALEY of Iowa, Ms. on Energy and Commerce.
bills and resolutions were introduced CARSON, Ms. KILPATRICK, Ms. CLARKE, By Mr. PETRI:
and severally referred, as follows: Mr. CUMMINGS, Mr. DAVIS of Illinois, H.R. 2465. A bill to allow for the consolida-
By Mr. WYNN (for himself, Mr. TURN- Mr. FILNER, Mr. GUTIERREZ, Mr. tion of Federal student loans into a single di-
ER, Mr. ENGEL, Mr. PALLONE, Mr. HASTINGS of Florida, Mr. JEFFERSON, rect income-contingent loan repayment pro-
KENNEDY, Mr. INSLEE, Mr. BUTTER- Mr. KAGEN, Ms. KAPTUR, Mr. KIND, gram; to the Committee on Education and
FIELD, Mr. WEINER, Mr. HASTINGS of Ms. LEE, Mr. LEWIS of Georgia, Ms. Labor, and in addition to the Committee on
Florida, and Mr. CARNAHAN): MCCOLLUM of Minnesota, Mr. Ways and Means, for a period to be subse-
H.R. 2447. A bill to establish an Energy and MCDERMOTT, Mr. MEEK of Florida, quently determined by the Speaker, in each
Environment Block Grant Program, and for Ms. MOORE of Wisconsin, Mr. NADLER, case for consideration of such provisions as
other purposes; to the Committee on Energy Mrs. NAPOLITANO, Mr. OBERSTAR, Mr. fall within the jurisdiction of the committee
and Commerce, and in addition to the Com- SIRES, Mr. TOWNS, Ms. VELAZQUEZ, concerned.
mittee on Science and Technology, for a pe- Mr. WALZ of Minnesota, Ms. WATERS, By Mr. SENSENBRENNER (for him-
riod to be subsequently determined by the Ms. WATSON, Mr. WAXMAN, and Mr. self, Mr. FORBES, and Mr. CHABOT):
Speaker, in each case for consideration of HODES): H.R. 2466. A bill to amend title 18, United
H.R. 2457. A bill to amend the National States Code, to prevent gang crime, and for
such provisions as fall within the jurisdic-
Voter Registration Act of 1993 to require other purposes; to the Committee on the Ju-
tion of the committee concerned.
States to permit individuals to register to diciary, and in addition to the Committee on
By Mr. KUHL of New York (for himself
vote in an election for Federal office on the Energy and Commerce, for a period to be
and Mr. SALI):
date of the election; to the Committee on subsequently determined by the Speaker, in
H.R. 2448. A bill to amend the Internal Rev-
House Administration. each case for consideration of such provi-
enue Code of 1986 to reduce the Federal ex-
By Mr. EMANUEL (for himself, Mr. sions as fall within the jurisdiction of the
cise tax on highway motor fuels when the
CAMP of Michigan, Mr. LEWIS of Geor- committee concerned.
weekly United States retail gasoline price,
gia, Mr. BLUMENAUER, Mr. RAMSTAD, By Mr. SIRES (for himself, Mr.
regular grade, is greater than $3.00 per gal-
Mr. BISHOP of New York, Mr. PALLONE, Mr. PASCRELL, Mr. AN-
lon; to the Committee on Ways and Means.
MCDERMOTT, Mr. WELLER, Mr. DREWS, Mr. HOLT, Mr. PAYNE, Mr.
By Ms. ROYBAL-ALLARD (for herself,
LARSON of Connecticut, and Mr. ROTHMAN, Mr. SAXTON, Mr. LOBIONDO,
Mr. HINOJOSA, Mrs. BIGGERT, and Mr.
COHEN): Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN, and Mr. FER-
KIND):
H.R. 2458. A bill to amend the Internal Rev- GUSON):
H.R. 2449. A bill to reauthorize part D of
enue Code of 1986 to consolidate the current
title II of the Elementary and Secondary H.R. 2467. A bill to designate the facility of
education tax incentives into one credit
Education Act of 1965; to the Committee on the United States Postal Service located at
against income tax for higher education ex-
Education and Labor. 69 Montgomery Street in Jersey City, New
penses, and for other purposes; to the Com-
By Mrs. TAUSCHER: Jersey, as the Frank J. Guarini Post Office
mittee on Ways and Means.
H.R. 2450. A bill to repeal the Authoriza- Building; to the Committee on Oversight
By Mr. FOSSELLA (for himself and
tion for Use of Military Force Against Iraq and Government Reform.
Mr. KING of New York):
Resolution of 2002 (Public Law 107-243); to H.R. 2459. A bill to amend the Internal Rev- By Ms. VELAZQUEZ (for herself, Mr.
the Committee on Foreign Affairs. enue Code of 1986 to provide individuals a de- JEFFERSON, Mr. MCNULTY, Mr.
By Mr. OBEY (for himself and Mr. duction for certain mass public transpor- GRIJALVA, Mr. SERRANO, Mr. CLAY,
MCGOVERN): tation expenses; to the Committee on Ways Ms. BERKLEY, Ms. SUTTON, Ms. SHEA-
H.R. 2451. A bill to provide for the rede- and Means. PORTER, and Mr. PAYNE):
ployment of United States Armed Forces and By Mr. FOSSELLA (for himself, Mr. H.R. 2468. A bill to amend the Public
defense contractors from Iraq; to the Com- HAYES, Mr. MORAN of Kansas, and Mr. Health Service Act to provide for activities
mittee on Armed Services, and in addition to ISSA): to increase the awareness and knowledge of
the Committee on Foreign Affairs, for a pe- H.R. 2460. A bill to protect the welfare of health care providers and women with re-
riod to be subsequently determined by the consumers by prohibiting price gouging by spect to ovarian and cervical cancer, and for
Speaker, in each case for consideration of merchants with respect to gasoline and other other purposes; to the Committee on Energy
such provisions as fall within the jurisdic- fuels during certain abnormal market dis- and Commerce.
tion of the committee concerned. ruptions; to the Committee on Energy and By Mr. WHITFIELD (for himself and
By Mr. BISHOP of New York (for him- Commerce, and in addition to the Committee Mr. JONES of North Carolina):
self, Mr. LOBIONDO, Ms. BORDALLO, on Education and Labor, for a period to be H.R. 2469. A bill to provide a biennial budg-
Mr. GRIJALVA, Ms. NORTON, Mr. NAD- subsequently determined by the Speaker, in et for the United States Government; to the
LER, Mr. DEFAZIO, Mrs. MALONEY of each case for consideration of such provi- Committee on the Budget, and in addition to
New York, Mr. LANTOS, Mrs. MCCAR- sions as fall within the jurisdiction of the the Committees on Rules, and Oversight and
THY of New York, Mr. SAXTON, and committee concerned. Government Reform, for a period to be sub-
Mr. BARTLETT of Maryland): By Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts: sequently determined by the Speaker, in
H.R. 2452. A bill to amend the Federal H.R. 2461. A bill to amend the Internal Rev- each case for consideration of such provi-
Water Pollution Control Act to ensure that enue Code of 1986 to permit distributions sions as fall within the jurisdiction of the
sewage treatment plants monitor for and re- from individual retirement plans to be con- committee concerned.
port discharges of raw sewage, and for other tributed to 529 plans without including the By Mr. DAVIS of Illinois (for himself,
purposes; to the Committee on Transpor- distribution in gross income; to the Com- Ms. BERKLEY, Mr. VAN HOLLEN, Mr.
tation and Infrastructure. mittee on Ways and Means. ELLISON, Mr. LAMPSON, Ms. MOORE of
By Mr. BOUCHER (for himself, Mr. By Mr. HOLDEN: Wisconsin, Mr. PASCRELL, Mr. CLEAV-
CANNON, Mr. BOREN, Mr. SULLIVAN, H.R. 2462. A bill to amend the Farm Secu- ER, Mr. BOSWELL, Mr. PAYNE, Mr.
Mr. CLAY, Mr. CARNAHAN, Mr. rity and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to pro- GUTIERREZ, Mr. MORAN of Virginia,
CHABOT, and Mr. JORDAN): mote growth and opportunity for the dairy Mr. AL GREEN of Texas, Ms. LINDA T.
H.R. 2453. A bill to protect consumers from industry in the United States, and for other SANCHEZ of California, Ms. MCCOL-
discriminatory State taxes on motor vehicle purposes; to the Committee on Agriculture, LUM of Minnesota, Ms. LEE, Mr. NAD-
rentals; to the Committee on the Judiciary. and in addition to the Committee on Ways LER, Mr. HOLT, Mr. BISHOP of Geor-
By Mr. BURGESS: and Means, for a period to be subsequently gia, Mr. MILLER of North Carolina,
H.R. 2454. A bill to include B20 biodiesel determined by the Speaker, in each case for Mr. BRADY of Pennsylvania, Ms. CAR-
blends as an alternative fuel for corporate consideration of such provisions as fall with- SON, Mr. SNYDER, Ms. SUTTON, Mr.
average fuel economy purposes; to the Com- in the jurisdiction of the committee con- KUCINICH, Mrs. BOYDA of Kansas, Ms.
mittee on Energy and Commerce. cerned. CORRINE BROWN of Florida, Ms. KIL-
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By Mr. CARTER (for himself, Mr. By Mr. KIND (for himself, Mr. RYAN of PATRICK, Mrs. MALONEY of New York,
THORNBERRY, Mr. NEUGEBAUER, and Wisconsin, and Mr. LEVIN): Ms. NORTON, Mr. CUMMINGS, Ms.
Ms. GRANGER): H.R. 2463. A bill to amend the Internal Rev- SCHAKOWSKY, Mr. GORDON, Mr.
H.R. 2455. A bill to amend title II of the So- enue Code of 1986 to extend the special rule COHEN, Mr. HARE, Mr. SCOTT of Vir-
cial Security Act to prohibit the sale, pur- for recognition of gain on dispositions to im- ginia, Mr. HOLDEN, Ms. BORDALLO,
chase, and display to the general public of plement Federal Energy Regulatory Com- Mr. SERRANO, Ms. JACKSON-LEE of

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Texas, Ms. WOOLSEY, Mr. HASTINGS of lina, Mrs. JO ANN DAVIS of Virginia, H.R. 687: Mr. PRICE of North Carolina, Mr.
Florida, Ms. WASSERMAN SCHULTZ, Mr. ACKERMAN, Ms. SCHWARTZ, Mr. CAPUANO, Mr. WU, Ms. ROS-LEHTINEN, and
Mr. JACKSON of Illinois, Mr. LEWIS of CHABOT, Mr. CARNEY, and Mrs. Mr. PICKERING.
Georgia, Mr. DAVIS of Alabama, Mr. MYRICK): H.R. 690: Mr. LOEBSACK, Mr. COSTELLO, Mr.
RUPPERSBERGER, Mrs. JONES of Ohio, H. Res. 435. A resolution expressing con- HONDA, and Mr. ALLEN.
Mr. GRIJALVA, Mr. FATTAH, Mr. cern relating to the threatening behavior of H.R. 695: Mr. MCNULTY and Ms. ROYBAL-AL-
BERRY, Mr. HONDA, Mr. KILDEE, Mr. the Iranian regime and its leader Mahmoud LARD.
DOYLE, Mr. LANTOS, Mr. ROSS, and Ahmadinejad, and the activities of terrorist H.R. 699: Mr. HASTINGS of Washington.
Mr. ELLSWORTH): organizations sponsored by that regime in H.R. 728: Mr. COHEN.
H. Con. Res. 155. Concurrent resolution rec- Latin America; to the Committee on Foreign H.R. 741: Ms. SHEA-PORTER.
ognizing the historical significance of Affairs. H.R. 743: Mr. WEXLER.
Juneteenth Independence Day, and express- By Mr. SNYDER (for himself, Mr. H.R. 784: Mr. MATHESON and Mr. TIAHRT.
ing the sense of Congress that history should BOOZMAN, Mr. BERRY, and Mr. ROSS): H.R. 861: Mr. FRANKs of Arizona.
be regarded as a means for understanding the H. Res. 436. A resolution recognizing the H.R. 864: Mr. ETHERIDGE and Mr. PICK-
past and more effectively facing the chal- 100th anniversary of the University of Cen- ERING.
lenges of the future; to the Committee on tral Arkansas; to the Committee on Edu- H.R. 869: Mr. PASTOR.
Oversight and Government Reform. cation and Labor. H.R. 882: Ms. MATSUI and Mr. PICKERING.
By Mr. FALEOMAVAEGA: H.R. 885: Mr. SCHIFF, Mr. WEXLER, Mr.
H. Con. Res. 156. Concurrent resolution ex- f
LEVIN, and Mr. ENGEL.
pressing support for the Declaration on the MEMORIALS H.R. 897: Ms. MCCOLLUM of Minnesota.
Rights of Indigenous Peoples and urging the H.R. 914: Mr. BURTON of Indiana.
United States Ambassador to the United Na- Under clause 3 of rule XII, memorials
H.R. 923: Mr. FILNER, Mr. LAMPSON, and
tions General Assembly to adopt without were presented and referred as follows: Mr. MEEHAN.
amendment the Declaration as approved by 70. The SPEAKER presented a memorial of H.R. 943: Mr. GERLACH.
the United Nations Human Rights Council the House of Representatives of the Com- H.R. 954: Mrs. GILLIBRAND, Mr. WEINER, and
on June 29, 2006; to the Committee on For- monwealth of Massachusetts, relative to a Ms. SLAUGHTER.
eign Affairs, and in addition to the Com- resolution memorializing the Congress of the H.R. 962: Ms. LEE.
mittee on Natural Resources, for a period to United States to demand that Ethiopia meet H.R. 971: Mr. LAMPSON and Ms. FALLIN.
be subsequently determined by the Speaker, its obligations under the Universal Declara- H.R. 980: Mr. DINGELL, Mr. RUPPERS-
in each case for consideration of such provi- tion of Human Rights; to the Committee on BERGER, Mr. PETERSON of Minnesota, Mr.
sions as fall within the jurisdiction of the Foreign Affairs. ENGEL, Mrs. CHRISTENSEN, Ms. WATSON, Ms.
committee concerned. 71. Also, a memorial of the Legislature of LEE, Mr. KENNEDY, Mr. RODRIGUEZ, Ms. ROY-
By Mr. RADANOVICH (for himself and the State of Arizona, relative to House Con- BAL-ALLARD, Mr. MARKEY, Mr. ISRAEL, Mr.
Mr. NUNES): current Memorial No. 2008 urging the Con-
H. Con. Res. 157. Concurrent resolution ACKERMAN, and Mr. WHITFIELD.
gress of the United States to take immediate H.R. 983: Mr. JORDAN and Mr. DAVIS of Ken-
supporting the research and development in action to allow the Arizona Game and Fish
the State of California of biodiesel and other tucky.
Commission to recover the Kofa National H.R. 1010: Mr. WYNN.
biofuels from agricultural products and by- Wildlife Refuge Desert Bighorn Sheep popu-
products; to the Committee on Science and H.R. 1026: Mr. THOMPSON of California, Mr.
lation; to the Committee on Natural Re- FLAKE, and Mr. MEEKS of New York.
Technology. sources.
By Ms. BALDWIN (for herself and Mr. H.R. 1029: Ms. JACKSON-LEE of Texas and
72. Also, a memorial of the Legislature of Mr. CASTLE.
LEWIS of Georgia): the State of Arizona, relative to Senate Con-
H. Res. 431. A resolution recognizing the H.R. 1034: Ms. MOORE of Wisconsin and Mr.
current Memorial No. 1001 urging the Con- STEARNS.
40th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia legal-
gress of the United States to repeal federal H.R. 1043: Mr. LARSON of Connecticut, Mr.
izing interracial marriage within the United
tax withholding on certain payments made GERLACH, and Mr. CUMMINGS.
States; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
by government agencies; to the Committee H.R. 1049: Mr. TIAHRT.
By Mr. BURTON of Indiana:
H. Res. 432. A resolution providing for en- on Ways and Means. H.R. 1064: Mr. PAYNE, Mr. SERRANO, Mr.
closing the visitors galleries of the House of 73. Also, a memorial of the House of Rep- LEWIS of Georgia, and Ms. CASTOR.
Representatives with a transparent and sub- resentatives of the State of New Hampshire, H.R. 1069: Mr. UDALL of Colorado.
stantial material; to the Committee on relative to House Resolution No. 9 sup- H.R. 1078: Mr. PICKERING and Mr. HONDA.
House Administration. porting the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection H.R. 1102: Mr. MITCHELL.
By Mrs. CAPPS (for herself and Mrs. Agreement; jointly to the Committees on H.R. 1103: Mrs. NAPOLITANO, Ms. KIL-
CUBIN): Agriculture, Energy and Commerce, and Nat- PATRICK, Ms. NORTON, Mr. CUMMINGS, and
H. Res. 433. A resolution supporting the ural Resources. Mrs. MALONEY of New York.
goals and ideals of National Peripheral Arte- 74. Also, a memorial of the House of Rep- H.R. 1105: Mr. GORDON.
rial Disease Awareness Month; to the Com- resentatives of the State of New Hampshire, H.R. 1107: Mr. RAHALL and Mr. TIAHRT.
mittee on Energy and Commerce. relative to House Resolution No. 10 opposing H.R. 1110: Mr. MICHAUD, Mr. JEFFERSON,
By Ms. DEGETTE (for herself, Mr. the President of the United States Iraq pol- Mr. HALL of New York, Mr. WU, Mr. BU-
CUMMINGS, Ms. KILPATRICK, Mr. icy and urging the President and the Con- CHANAN, Mr. THOMPSON of Mississippi, Mr.
UDALL of Colorado, and Mr. WATT): gress of the United States to take actions ETHERIDGE, Mr. TURNER, and Mr. LANGEVIN.
H. Res. 434. A resolution expressing the relative to veterans benefits and the war in H.R. 1157: Mr. DONNELLY, Mr. JACKSON of
sense of the House of Representatives that Iraq; jointly to the Committees on Armed Illinois, Mr. LAMPSON, Mr. LANTOS, and Mr.
Pasqualine J. Lawson of Denver, Colorado, Services, Veterans Affairs, and Foreign Af- GUTIERREZ.
an African American woman who valiantly fairs. H.R. 1177: Mr. WALDEN of Oregon and Mr.
served her country in the Army Air Corps f WELCH of Vermont.
during World War II and serving as a hos- H.R. 1178: Ms. MCCOLLUM of Minnesota.
pital neuropsychiatric team member, was ADDITIONAL SPONSORS H.R. 1188: Mr. RYAN of Ohio.
unfairly passed over for promotion and H.R. 1222: Mr. GORDON.
Under clause 7 of rule XII, sponsors
should have held the grade of technical ser- H.R. 1223: Mr. GORDON.
geant, rather than private first class, upon were added to public bills and resolu- H.R. 1225: Mr. TIERNEY and Ms.
her discharge from the service on January 2, tions as follows: SCHAKOWSKY.
1946; to the Committee on Armed Services. H.R. 45: Ms. LEE. H.R. 1237: Mr. GINGREY, Mrs. MCCARTHY of
By Mr. KLEIN of Florida (for himself, H.R. 223: Mr. DOOLITTLE and Mr. HUNTER. New York, and Mr. PICKERING.
Mr. MACK, Mr. BURTON of Indiana, H.R. 278: Mr. FORTENBERRY and Mr. TERRY. H.R. 1239: Mr. TIAHRT.
Mr. MCCAUL of Texas, Mr. SCOTT of H.R. 303: Mr. ENGLISH of Pennsylvania. H.R. 1248: Mr. HOLT.
Georgia, Mr. KIRK, Mr. BOUSTANY, H.R. 380: Mr. PETERSON of Minnesota. H.R. 1252: Mr. HASTINGS of Florida.
Mr. LANTOS, Ms. BERKLEY, Mr. H.R. 406: Ms. CASTOR. H.R. 1259: Mr. CUMMINGS.
WEXLER, Mr. CANTOR, Ms. H.R. 551: Ms. GRANGER, Mr. GOHMERT, and H.R. 1282: Mr. HINOJOSA, Mr. CARNEY, and
WASSERMAN SCHULTZ, Mr. CARNAHAN, Mr. HINOJOSA. Mr. LINCOLN DIAZ-BALART of Florida.
Mr. CROWLEY, Mr. ANDREWS, Mr. H.R. 554: Mr. TIAHRT and Ms. LEE. H.R. 1293: Mr. ALLEN, Mr. DOYLE, Mr.
ROTHMAN, Ms. WATSON, Mr. ISRAEL, H.R. 562: Mr. GORDON. Fortuno, Mr. WELLER, Mr. PERLMUTTER, and
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Mr. BERMAN, Mr. SIRES, Mr. LYNCH, H.R. 612: Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Mrs. JO ANN DAVIS of Virginia.
Mr. FOSSELLA, Ms. BEAN, Mr. Texas and Mr. TIM MURPHY of Pennsylvania. H.R. 1303: Ms. LEE.
FORTUNO, Mr. MCCOTTER, Mr. H.R. 619: Mr. SMITH of Washington, Mr. H.R. 1322: Mr. CAPUANO, Mr. CUMMINGS, Ms.
HASTINGS of Florida, Mrs. BONO, Mr. LOEBSACK and Mr. MICHAUD. HIRONO, Mr. NADLER, Mr. SARBANES, and Mr.
BARRETT of South Carolina, Mr. H.R. 676: Mrs. JONES of Ohio. YARMUTH.
PENCE, Mr. WILSON of South Caro- H.R. 677: Mr. PICKERING. H.R. 1354: Mr. SAXTON.

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H.R. 1359: Mr. STEARNS. H.R. 2015: Mr. KLEIN of Florida, Mr. LARSON H.R. 2366: Mr. ELLSWORTH.
H.R. 1385: Ms. LEE. of Connecticut, Ms. BERKLEY, Mr. GEORGE H.R. 2368: Mr. WAMP, Mr. THORNBERRY, Mr.
H.R. 1414: Mr. JACKSON of Illinois. MILLER of California, and Ms. SLAUGHTER. COLE of Oklahoma, Mr. BILBRAY, and Ms.
H.R. 1415: Mr. OBERSTAR. H.R. 2016: Mr. BLUMENAUER and Ms. GRANGER.
H.R. 1416: Mr. OBERSTAR. SCHAKOWSKY. H.R. 2371: Mr. SERRANO.
H.R. 1422: Mr. GILCHREST and Mr. H.R. 2020: Mr. CARNEY. H.R. 2372: Ms. WOOLSEY.
GRIJALVA. H.R. 2035: Mr. SALI.
H.R. 1430: Mr. CRAMER and Mr. BILBRAY. H.R. 2038: Mr. SHIMKUS. H.R. 2373: Mr. BRADY of Pennsylvania.
H.R. 1439: Mr. BOOZMAN, Mr. GARRETT of H.R. 2040: Mrs. JONES of Ohio, Mr. FATTAH, H.R. 2400: Mr. GILCHREST.
New Jersey, and Mr. BOREN. Ms. LEE, Mr. BRADY of Pennsylvania, Mrs. H.R. 2401: Mrs. CHRISTENSEN, Ms. NORTON,
H.R. 1459: Mr. FEENEY, Mrs. MCMORRIS MCCARTHY of New York, and Ms. CASTOR. Ms. KAPTUR, and Mr. RANGEL.
RODGERS, Mrs. WILSON of New Mexico, Mr. H.R. 2052: Mr. MARSHALL and Ms. H.R. 2402: Mr. MARSHALL, Mr. BISHOP of
LINCOLN DIAZ-BALART of Florida, and Mr. SCHAKOWSKY. Georgia, and Mr. PETERSON of Minnesota.
PICKERING. H.R. 2054: Mr. BOSWELL. H.R. 2407: Mr. WEINER, Mr. CRENSHAW, and
H.R. 1470: Mr. TIM MURPHY of Pennsyl- H.R. 2060: Mr. LARSEN of Washington, Mr. Mr. MARSHALL.
vania. SERRANO, Ms. SCHWARTZ, Mr. MURPHY of H.R. 2417: Mr. DOYLE, Mr. GONZALEZ, and
H.R. 1475: Mr. HALL of New York and Ms. Connecticut, and Mr. LAHOOD. Mr. SOUDER.
NORTON. H.R. 2063: Mr. MARKEY, Mr. SAXTON, and
H.R. 2432: Mrs. CUBIN, Mr. AKIN, Mr.
H.R. 1481: Mr. TIAHRT. Mr. MICHAUD.
FORBES, Mr. PICKERING, Mr. WESTMORELAND,
H.R. 1527: Mr. TIAHRT. H.R. 2064: Mr. PERLMUTTER, Mr. MORAN of
and Mr. BOOZMAN.
H.R. 1543: Mr. FORTENBERRY. Virginia, Mrs. JONES of Ohio, Mr. JEFFERSON,
Ms. GIFFORDS, Mrs. MALONEY of New York, H.R. 2434: Mr. BRADY of Pennsylvania and
H.R. 1551: Ms. LINDA T. SANCHEZ of Cali-
Mr. SMITH of Washington, Mr. ALLEN, and Mr. KUHL of New York.
fornia.
H.R. 1560: Mr. PICKERING. Mr. COHEN. H.J. Res. 5: Ms. HIRANO.
H.R. 1566: Ms. NORTON. H.R. 2086: Mr. BOOZMAN and Mr. SULLIVAN. H.J. Res. 12: Mr. SHIMKUS and Mr. SOUDER.
H.R. 1589: Mr. TIAHRT. H.R. 2102: Mr. PUTNAM, Mr. MCCOTTER, and H. Con. Res. 6: Ms. HIRANO.
H.R. 1600: Mr. DICKS, Mrs. WILSON of New Mr. BLUMENAUER. H. Con. Res. 21: Mr. DAVID DAVIS of Ten-
Mexico, Mr. RUPPERSBERGER, Mr. FORTUNO, H.R. 2129: Mr. BRADY of Pennsylvania, Mr. nessee and Mr. BRALEY of Iowa.
and Ms. LEE. JOHNSON of Georgia, Mr. SERRANO, Mr. H. Con. Res. 70: Ms. MOORE of Wisconsin.
H.R. 1608: Mr. ROTHMAN, Ms. MCCOLLUM of FRANK of Massachusetts, Mrs. MALONEY of H. Con. Res. 75: Mr. MCNULTY.
Minnesota, and Mr. KUCINICH. New York, Mr. HARE, Mr. MEEK of Florida, H. Con. Res. 94: Mr. HONDA, Mr. GRIJALVA,
H.R. 1614: Mr. HOLT, Mr. HINCHEY, Mr. Mr. CUMMINGS, Mr. WELCH of Vermont, Mr. and Mr. COHEN.
HASTINGS of Florida, Mrs. LOWEY, Mr. HASTINGS of Florida, Ms. ROYBAL-ALLARD,
H. Con. Res. 125: Mr. CAPUANO, Ms. CORRINE
MCDERMOTT, and Mr. ABERCROMBIE. Mr. MCNULTY, Mr. OLVER, Mr. FARR, Mrs.
BROWN of Florida, Mr. BOUSTANY, Mr.
H.R. 1634: Mr. MCDERMOTT, Ms. MATSUI, CAPPS, and Mr. HINCHEY.
PEARCE, Mr. ADERHOLT, Mr. BARRETT of
and Mr. GRIJALVA. H.R. 2134: Mr. PICKERING.
H.R. 2137: Mr. CROWLEY. South Carolina, Mr. FEENEY, and Mr. COHEN.
H.R. 1647: Mr. WALDEN of Oregon, Mr.
CRAMER, Mr. GORDON, Mr. WALSH of New H.R. 2138: Ms. ZOE LOFGREN of California, H. Con. Res. 130: Mr. LEWIS of Georgia, Ms.
York, Mr. PICKERING, Mr. MATHESON, Mr. Mr. GORDON, Mr. JORDAN, and Mr. CALVERT. LEE, and Ms. SCHAKOWSKY.
KAGEN, and Mr. MARKEY. H.R. 2147: Mr. VAN HOLLEN. H. Con. Res. 133: Mr. ISRAEL, Mr. SAXTON,
H.R. 1650: Mr. GILLMOR. H.R. 2149: Mr. PAYNE and Mr. COHEN. and Mr. MATHESON.
H.R. 1655: Mr. PRICE of North Carolina. H.R. 2158: Mrs. DRAKE and Mr. SHAYS. H. Con. Res. 142: Mr. ROGERS of Michigan,
H.R. 1660: Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of H.R. 2159: Mr. MORAN of Kansas. Mr. FERGUSON, Mr. ENGLISH of Pennsylvania,
Texas. H.R. 2165: Mr. CHANDLER, Ms. SUTTON, Mr. Mr. GILCHREST, Mr. SERRANO, Mrs. MALONEY
H.R. 1687: Mr. LEWIS of Georgia and Mr. RUSH, and Mrs. DAVIS of California. of New York, Mr. DENT, Mr. ISRAEL, Mr.
ROGERS of Michigan. H.R. 2169: Mr. ENGEL, Mr. WU, Ms. SOLIS, KUHL of New York, Ms. PRYCE of Ohio, Ms.
H.R. 1728: Mr. CUMMINGS. Ms. NORTON, and Mr. CAPUANO. BERKLEY, Mr. BUCHANAN, Mr. RANGEL, Mr.
H.R. 1731: Mr. GEORGE MILLER of Cali- H.R. 2188: Mr. MOORE of Kansas. GALLEGLY, Mr. LAHOOD, Mr. LATOURETTE,
H.R. 2199: Mr. CUMMINGS, Mr. TIM MURPHY Ms. GINNY BROWN-WAITE of Florida, Ms.
fornia.
H.R. 1732: Mr. GONZALEZ. of Pennsylvania, and Mr. SPRATT. CLARKE, Mr. HINCHEY, Mr. HODES, Mr. INS-
H.R. 2204: Mr. KUCINICH, Mrs. DAVIS of Cali-
H.R. 1738: Mr. BOOZMAN, Mr. TOWNS, Ms. LEE, Mr. LANGEVIN, Ms. MATSUI, Mr. BART-
BORDALLO, Mr. JACKSON of Illinois, and Mr. fornia, Ms. LINDA T. SANCHEZ of California,
LETT of Maryland, and Mr. OLVER.
Mr. YARMUTH, and Mr. ENGEL.
CUMMINGS. H. Con. Res. 151: Mr. WOLF.
H.R. 2205: Mr. LATHAM and Mr. JOHNSON of
H.R. 1747: Ms. LORETTA SANCHEZ of Cali- H. Res. 111: Mr. RUPPERSBERGER and Mr.
Illinois.
fornia. RANGEL.
H.R. 2208: Mr. RAHALL.
H.R. 1759: Mr. ROGERS of Michigan. H.R. 2210: Mr. TOWNS, Mr. PAYNE, Ms. NOR- H. Res. 137: Mr. FOSSELLA.
H.R. 1801: Mr. MORAN of Virginia. H. Res. 154: Mr. TAYLOR, Mr. LINCOLN DAVIS
TON, Mr. THOMPSON of Mississippi, and Mr.
H.R. 1821: Mr. LARSEN of Washington. of Tennessee, Mr. GORDON, Mr. RANGEL, Mr.
HINOJOSA.
H.R. 1843: Mr. TIAHRT and Mrs. JO ANN H.R. 2211: Mr. MACK. RUSH, Mr. BERMAN, and Mrs. JONES of Ohio.
DAVIS of Virginia. H.R. 2233: Mr. GEORGE MILLER of Cali- H. Res. 163: Mr. FARR and Mr. BLUMEN-
H.R. 1845: Mr. THOMPSON of Mississippi, Mr. fornia. AUER.
COSTELLO, Mr. PETERSON of Pennsylvania, H.R. 2253: Mr. SESSIONS.
Mr. GRIJALVA, Mr. PICKERING, and Mr. PAS- H. Res. 186: Mrs. NAPOLITANO.
H.R. 2274: Mr. BURTON of Indiana. H. Res. 232: Mr. PICKERING.
TOR. H.R. 2283: Ms. LEE.
H.R. 1846: Mrs. CHRISTENSEN and Mr. H.R. 2284: Mr. BRALEY of Iowa. H. Res. 233: Mr. REYNOLDS.
THOMPSON of Mississippi. H.R. 2289: Mr. PAYNE, Mr. DAVIS of Illinois, H. Res. 241: Mr. MOORE of Kansas and Ms.
H.R. 1852: Mr. CUMMINGS, Mr. WELCH OF Mr. HARE, Ms. CLARKE, and Mr. COHEN. HOOLEY.
VERMONT, AND MS. ESHOO. H.R. 2295: Mr. PICKERING, Mr. GORDON, Ms. H. Res. 257: Mr. LINCOLN DAVIS of Ten-
H.R. 1876: Ms. ESHOO. CASTOR, Mr. MCCAUL of Texas, Mr. LARSEN of nessee, Mr. BERMAN, Mr. FILNER, Mr. HIG-
H.R. 1884: Mr. ROGERS of Kentucky and Mr. Washington, Mr. CASTLE, Mr. BOREN, Mrs. GINS, Mr. BISHOP of Utah, Mr. RUPPERS-
PICKERING. CUBIN, and Mr. LANGEVIN. BERGER, Mr. KUHL of New York, and Ms. CAS-
H.R. 1889: Mr. KENNEDY. H.R. 2302: Mr. FEENEY. TOR.
H.R. 1893: Ms. CASTOR. H.R. 2303: Mr. PUTNAM and Mr. CARTER. H. Res. 281: Mr. PATRICK MURPHY of Penn-
H.R. 1903: Ms. CARSON, Mr. GORDON, Mr. H.R. 2327: Mr. WYNN, Mr. MCNULTY, Mr. sylvania and Mr. CALVERT.
PAYNE, and Mr. KILDEE. VAN HOLLEN, Mr. CLEAVER, Mr. CUMMINGS, H. Res. 282: Mr. JACKSON of Illinois, Mr.
H.R. 1908: Mr. SMITH of Washington. Mr. GEORGE MILLER of California, Mr. GON- LANGEVIN Mr. OLVER Mr. KENNEDY Mr. AL
H.R. 1909: Mr. BACA. ZALEZ, Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts, and Mr. GREEN of Texas, Mr. DOGGETT Mr. BOUCHER,
H.R. 1921: Mr. CUMMINGS. STARK. Mr. POMEROY, Mr. BOYD of Florida, Mr.
H.R. 1926: Mr. LANGEVIN, Mr. PICKERING, H.R. 2329: Mr. WALZ of Minnesota. CROWLEY, Mr. BISHOP of Georgia, Mr. MATHE-
and Mr. KENNEDY. H.R. 2335: Mr. HELLER and Mr. DENT. SON, and Mr. ACKERMAN.
H.R. 1932: Mr. PICKERING and Mr. BOREN. H.R. 2343: Mr. LARSON of Connecticut, Mr. H. Res. 384: Mr. BAKER and Mr. UDALL of
H.R. 1938: Mr. GONZALEZ. EDWARDS, Mr. BISHOP of Georgia, Mr. CLAY, Colorado.
H.R. 1940: Mr. DUNCAN. Mr. MCCOTTER, and Mr. LAHOOD.
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H.R. 1943: Mr. HONDA, and Ms. CASTOR. H. Res. 395: Mr. SESSIONS and Mr. BOOZMAN.
H.R. 2359: Mr. BRALEY of Iowa.
H.R. 1952: Mr. PAYNE and Mr. BOREN. H.R. 2360: Mrs. DRAKE. H. Res. 397: Mr. BILIRAKIS.
H.R. 1953: Mr. MCGOVERN. H.R. 2364: Mr. HOLT and Mr. DEFAZIO. H. Res. 401: Mr. SOUDER.
H.R. 1964: Mr. MITCHELL. H.R. 2365: Mr. SPRATT, Mr. CAMPBELL of H. Res. 412: Mrs. MYRICK.
H.R. 1968: Mr. PAYNE, Mr. REYES, and Mr. California, Mr. WAMP, Mr. CANNON, Mr. H. Res. 417: Mr. MCDERMOTT, Mr. HODES,
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Colorado, Mr. MICHAUD, Ms. DELAURO, Mr. ative to Resolution No. 07-33 establishing a 36. Also, a petition of the City Commission
MURPHY of Connecticut, Mr. MCNERNEY, and specific fund for Targeted Healthcare for of the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida,
Mr. DOYLE. children and pregnant women; to the Com- relative to Resolution No. 2007-1094 request-
H. Res. 422: Mr. REICHERT, Mr. HOLT, Mr. mittee on Energy and Commerce. ing fair treatment for the one hundred and
CAPUANO, Mr. HOYER, Mr. CARNAHAN, Mr. 30. Also, a petition of the Legislature of one Haitian asylum seekers who recently ar-
GOODLATTE, Ms. WOOLSEY, Mr. BERMAN, Mr. Rockland County, New York, relative to Res- rived ashore on Hallendale Beach, Florida; to
LYNCH, Ms. SCHWARTZ, Mrs. DAVIS of Cali- olution No. 43 requesting that the movie in- the Committee on the Judiciary.
fornia, Mr. WOLF, Mr. PASCRELL, Ms. CLARK, dustry consider a ban on smoking in movies
rated G, PG or PG-13 in order to avoid influ- 37. Also, a petition of the City of North
Ms. ROYBAL-ALLARD, and Mr. STAR.
encing children and young adults to begin Miami, Florida, relative to Resolution No. R-
H. Res. 426: Mr. PRICE of North Carolina
smoking; to the Committee on Energy and 2007-64 expressing support of the Haitian Im-
and Mr. GRIJALVA.
Commerce. migrants Based on the Wet-Foot/Dry-Foot
H. Res. 430: Mr. UDALL of New Mexico.
31. Also, a petition of the Miami-Dade Policy and urging the President of the
f County Board of County Commissioners, United States and the Congress of the United
DELETIONS OF SPONSORS FROM Florida, relative to Resolution No. R-326-07 States to rescind the discriminatory immi-
urging the Florida Legislature to ban or reg- gration policies against Haitian Immigrants
PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS
ulate the use of trans fats at restaurants and and calling for the equal treatment of all im-
Under clause 7 of rule XII, sponsors bakeries; to the Committee on Energy and migrants; to the Committee on the Judici-
were deleted from public bills and reso- Commerce. ary.
lutions as follows: 32. Also, a petition of the Council of the
38. Also, a petition of the City of Coconut
District of Columbia, relative to Council
H.R. 1649: Mr. MORAN of Virginia. Creek, Florida, relative to Resolution No.
Resolution No. 17-156, Sense of the Council
H.R. 2060: Mr. DEAL of Georgia. 2007-19 urging the Federal Government and
in Support of Amending the Home Rule
f Charter to Increase the Pay of the Chief Fi- the Legislature of the State of Florida to
nancial Officer, Dr. Natwar M. Ghandi, take any and all action necessary to preserve
PETITIONS, ETC. and protect the levee system surrounding
Emergency Resolution of 2007; to the Com-
Under clause 3 of rule XII, petitions mittee on Oversight and Government Re- Lake Okeechobee; to the Committee on
form. Transportation and Infrastructure.
and papers were laid on the clerks
desk and referred as follows: 33. Also, a petition of the Board of Super- 39. Also, a petition of the Board of Com-
visors of the County of Tehama, California, missioners of Armstrong County, Pennsyl-
27. The SPEAKER presented a petition of relative to a resolution opposing H.R. 811,
the Commission of the City of Lauderdale vania, relative to a resolution urging the
the Voter Confidence and Increased Accessi- Congress of the United States to place a
Lakes, Florida, relative to Resolution No. 07- bility Act and S. 559, the Vote Integrity and
31 requesting that the Congress of the United moratorium on new free trade agreements;
Verification Act; to the Committee on House to the Committee on Ways and Means.
States increase funding for the Community Administration.
Development Block Grant (CDBG); to the 34. Also, a petition of the County of El Do- 40. Also, a petition of the City Council of
Committee on Financial Services. rado, California, relative to a resolution op- New Orleans, Louisiana, relative to Resolu-
28. Also, a petition of the Commission of posing H.R. 811 amending the Help America tion No. R-07-86 encouraging all parties in-
the City of Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, rel- Vote Act of 2002; to the Committee on House terested and involved in the New Orleans
ative to Resolution No. 07-32 requesting that Administration. health care delivery decision making process
the Congress of the United States increase 35. Also, a petition of the Commission of to work collaboratively to develop a joint,
funding for the No Child Left Behind pro- the City of Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, rel- state-of-the-art LSU/Veterans Administra-
gram; to the Committee on Education and ative to Resolution No. 07-30 requesting that tion Hospital within the confines of the New
Labor. the Congress of the United States fully fund Orleans Downtown Medical District; jointly
29. Also, a petition of the Commission of the Community Oriented Policing Program to the Committees on Energy and Commerce
the City of Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, rel- (COPS); to the Committee on the Judiciary. and Veterans Affairs.
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Daily Digest
HIGHLIGHTS
House Committees ordered reported 17 sundry measures.

Senate
Lino Perez, Jr. Post Office: Senate passed H.R.
Chamber Action 437, to designate the facility of the United States
Routine Proceedings, pages S6495S6575 Postal Service located at 500 West Eisenhower Street
Measures Introduced: Twenty-one bills were intro- in Rio Grande City, Texas, as the Lino Perez, Jr.
duced, as follows: S. 36, 37, 38, 14531470. Post Office, clearing the measure for the President.
Page S6549 Page S6573

Measures Reported: Atanacio Haro-Marin Post Office: Senate passed


Special Report entitled Economic Developments H.R. 625, to designate the facility of the United
in Aging. (S. Rept. No. 11071) States Postal Service located at 4230 Maine Avenue
S. 495, to prevent and mitigate identity theft, to in Baldwin Park, California, as the Atanacio Haro-
ensure privacy, to provide notice of security breaches, Marin Post Office, clearing the measure for the
and to enhance criminal penalties, law enforcement President. Page S6573
assistance, and other protections against security Lieutenant Todd Jason Bryant Post Office: Sen-
breaches, fraudulent access, and misuse of personally ate passed H.R. 988, to designate the facility of the
identifiable information, with amendments. (S. Rept. United States Postal Service located at 5757 Tilton
No. 11070) Avenue in Riverside, California, as the Lieutenant
S. 231, to authorize the Edward Byrne Memorial Todd Jason Bryant Post Office, clearing the meas-
Justice Assistance Grant Program at fiscal year 2006 ure for the President. Page S6573
levels through 2012. Page S6548
Sergeant Dennis J. Flanagan Lecanto Post Of-
Measures Passed: fice Building: Senate passed H.R. 1402, to des-
President Ford Commemorative Document: Sen- ignate the facility of the United States Postal Service
ate agreed to H. Con. Res. 128, authorizing the located at 320 South Lecanto Highway in Lecanto,
printing of a commemorative document in memory Florida, as the Sergeant Dennis J. Flanagan Lecanto
of the late President of the United States, Gerald Post Office Building, clearing the measure for the
Rudolph Ford. Page S6572 President. Page S6573

Dr. Francis Townsend Post Office Building: Measures Considered:


Senate passed S. 1352, to designate the facility of Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Senate con-
the United States Postal Service located at 127 East tinued consideration of S. 1348, to provide for com-
Locust Street in Fairbury, Illinois, as the Dr. prehensive immigration reform, and taking action on
Francis Townsend Post Office Building. Page S6573 the following amendments proposed thereto:
Miguel Angel Garcia Mendez Post Office Build- Pages S6499S6539

ing: Senate passed H.R. 414, to designate the facil- Adopted:


ity of the United States Postal Service located at 60 By 74 yeas to 24 nays (Vote No. 175), Bingaman
Calle McKinley, West in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, as Amendment No. 1169 (to Amendment No. 1150),
the Miguel Angel Garcia Mendez Post Office to reduce to 200,000 the number of certain non-im-
Building, clearing the measure for the President. migrants permitted to be admitted during a fiscal
year. Pages S650614
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Graham Amendment No. 1173 (to Amendment Message from the President: Senate received the
No. 1150), to provide for minimum sentences for following message from the President of the United
aliens who reenter the United States after removal. States on Friday, May 18, 2007:
Pages S651418, S6522 Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative to
Feinstein/Martinez Amendment No. 1146 (to the continuation of the national emergency with re-
Amendment No. 1150), to provide for the protec- spect to Iraq as declared in Executive Order 13303
tion of unaccompanied alien children. of May 22, 2003, as received during the recess of the
Pages S652122, S6524 Senate on May 18, 2007; which was referred to the
Gregg Amendment No. 1172 (to Amendment Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
No. 1150), to ensure control of our Nations borders (PM 15)
and strengthen enforcement of our immigration Nominations Received: Senate received the fol-
laws. Pages S652224, S652428 lowing nominations:
Prior to its adoption, a unanimous-consent agree- Ondray T. Harris, of Virginia, to be Director,
ment was reached providing that the motion to table Community Relations Service, for a term of four
the amendment be withdrawn. Page S6527 years.
Leahy Modified Amendment No. 1165 (to 43 Army nominations in the rank of general.
Amendment No. 1150), to clarify rules applicable to Page S6575
aliens employed as dairy workers. Page S6530
Graham (for Hutchison) No. 1168 (to Amend- Nominations Withdrawn: Senate received notifica-
ment No. 1150), to provide local officials and the tion of withdrawal of the following nominations:
Secretary of Homeland Security greater involvement Michael E. Baroody, of Virginia, to be a Commis-
in decisions regarding the location of border fencing. sioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission
Pages S653031
for a term of seven years from October 27, 2006,
Pending: which was sent to the Senate on March 5, 2007.
Reid (for Kennedy/Specter) Amendment No. Michael E. Baroody, of Virginia, to be Chairman
1150, in the nature of a substitute. Page S6499
of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which
Grassley/DeMint Amendment No. 1166 (to was sent to the Senate on March 5, 2007. Page S6575
Amendment No. 1150), to clarify that the revoca- Messages from the House: Page S6547
tion of an aliens visa or other documentation is not Measures Referred: Page S6547
subject to judicial review. Pages S6499S6506
Measures Placed on the Calendar: Page S6548
Cornyn Amendment No. 1184 (to Amendment
No. 1150), to establish a permanent bar for gang Executive Reports of Committees: Pages S654849
members, terrorists, and other criminals. Additional Cosponsors: Pages S654951
Pages S652930, S653135
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Coleman/Bond Amendment No. 1158 (to Amend- Pages S655162
ment No. 1150), to amend the Illegal Immigration
Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 Additional Statements: Pages S654647
to facilitate information sharing between federal and Amendments Submitted: Pages S656271
local law enforcement officials related to an individ- Authorities for Committees to Meet:
uals immigration status. Pages S653637
Pages S657172
Akaka Amendment No. 1186 (to Amendment
No. 1150), to exempt children of certain Filipino Privileges of the Floor: Page S6572

World War II veterans from the numerical limita- Record Votes: One record vote was taken today.
tions on immigrant visas. Pages S653739 (Total175) Page S6514
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached pro- Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m., and
viding for further consideration of the bill at 10:30 adjourned at 8:26 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Thurs-
a.m., on Thursday, May 24, 2007. Page S6573 day, May 24, 2007. (For Senates program, see the
Stevens TributesAgreement: A unanimous-con- remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in todays
sent agreement was reached providing that the dead- Record on page S6573.)
line for Senators to submit tributes on Senator Ste-
vens for the Congressional Record be extended until
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Pennsylvania; and Jeff Dircksen, National Taxpayers
Committee Meetings Union, Alexandria, Virginia.
(Committees not listed did not meet)
BUSINESS MEETING
AUTHORIZATIONDEFENSE Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Stra- ordered favorably reported the following items:
tegic Forces met in a closed session and approved for S. Con. Res. 6, expressing the sense of Congress
full committee consideration, those provisions which that the National Museum of Wildlife Art, located
fall within the jurisdiction of the subcommittee, of in Jackson, Wyoming, should be designated as the
the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United
fiscal year 2008. States;
S. 126, to modify the boundary of Mesa Verde
AUTHORIZATIONDEFENSE National Park, with an amendment;
Committee on Armed Services: Committee met in closed S. 175, to provide for a feasibility study of alter-
session to make up proposed legislation authorizing natives to augment the water supplies of the Central
appropriations for fiscal year 2008 for military ac- Oklahoma Master Conservancy District and cities
tivities of the Department of Defense, but did not served by the District, with an amendment in the
complete action thereon, and will meet again on to- nature of a substitute;
morrow. S. 324, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to
BUSINESS MEETING conduct a study of water resources in the State of
New Mexico;
Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favor- S. 542, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior
ably reported 142 nominations in the Army, Navy, to conduct feasibility studies to address certain water
Air Force, and Marine Corps. shortages within the Snake, Boise, and Payette River
U.S. ECONOMIC RELATIONS WITH CHINA systems in the State of Idaho;
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: S. 553, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act
Subcommittee on Security and International Trade to designate certain segments of the Eightmile River
and Finance concluded a hearing to examine United in the State of Connecticut as components of the
States economic relations with China, focusing on National Wild and Scenic Rivers System;
strategies and options on exchange rates and market S. 580, to amend the National Trails System Act
access, after receiving testimony from Morris Gold- to require the Secretary of the Interior to update the
stein, Peterson Institute for International Economics, feasibility and suitability studies of four national his-
Fairfax, Virginia; Robert S. Nichols, Financial Serv- toric trails;
ices Forum, and David A. Hartquist, China Currency S. 686, to amend the National Trails System Act
Coalition, both of Washington, D.C.; Patrick A. to designate the Washington-Rochambeau Revolu-
Mulloy, George Mason University School of Law, Al- tionary Route National Historical Trail;
exandria, Virginia, former Member, U.S China Eco- S. 797, to amend the National Trails System Act
nomic and Security Review Commission; and John to designate the Star-Spangled Banner Trail in the
W. Nolan, Steel Dynamics, Inc., Fort Wayne, Indi- States of Maryland and Virginia and the District of
ana. Columbia as a National Historic Trail, with amend-
ments;
COMMUNICATIONS, TAXATION AND S. 890, to provide for certain administrative and
FEDERALISM support services for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Me-
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: morial Commission, with amendments;
Committee concluded a hearing to examine commu- S. 1037, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior
nications, taxation and federalism, focusing on the to assist in the planning, design, and construction of
internet access tax moratorium and its impact on the Tumalo Irrigation District Water Conservation
state and local government revenues, after receiving Project in Deschutes County, Oregon;
testimony from Senators Wyden and Enzi; Rep- S. 1110, to amend the Reclamation Projects Au-
resentative Eshoo; James R. White, Director, Tax thorization and Adjustment Act of 1992 to provide
Issues, Strategic Issues, Government Accountability for the conjunctive use of surface and ground water
Office; David C. Quam, National Governors Associa- in Juab County, Utah;
tion, and Harley T. Duncan, Federation of Tax Ad- S. 1139, to establish the National Landscape Con-
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S. 1152, to promote wildland firefighter safety, Washington by designating certain lower-elevation


with an amendment; Federal lands as wilderness;
H.R. 161, to adjust the boundary of the Minidoka H.R. 902, to facilitate the use for irrigation and
Internment National Monument to include the other purposes of water produced in connection with
Nidoto Nai Yoni Memorial in Bainbridge Island, development of energy resources, with an amend-
Washington, with an amendment in the nature of a ment in the nature of a substitute;
substitute; H.R. 1047, to authorize the Secretary of the Inte-
H.R. 235, to allow for the renegotiation of the rior to conduct a study to determine the suitability
payment schedule of contracts between the Secretary and feasibility of designating the Soldiers Memorial
of the Interior and the Redwood Valley County Military Museum located in St. Louis, Missouri, as
Water District; a unit of the National Park System; and
H.R. 247, to designate a Forest Service trail at The nominations of Joseph Timothy Kelliher, of
Waldo Lake in the Willamette National Forest in the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the
the State of Oregon as a national recreation trail in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and R. Lyle
honor of Jim Weaver, a former Member of the Laverty, of Colorado, to be Assistant Secretary of the
House of Representatives;
H.R. 276, to designate the Piedras Blancas Light Interior for Fish and Wildlife.
Station and the surrounding public land as an Out-
standing Natural Area to be administered as a part FUNDING SOCIAL SECURITYS
of the National Landscape Conservation System; ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS
H.R. 376, to authorize the Secretary of the Inte- Committee on Finance: Committee concluded hearings
rior to conduct a special resource study to determine to examine funding Social Securitys administrative
the suitability and feasibility of including the battle- costs, focusing on disability benefits and the claims
fields and related sites of the First and Second Bat- process, after receiving testimony from Michael J.
tles of Newtonia, Missouri, during the Civil War as Astrue, Commissioner, Social Security Administra-
part of Wilsons Creek National Battlefield or desig- tion; Nancy G. Shor, National Organization of Social
nating the battlefields and related sites as a separate Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR), En-
unit of the National Park System; glewood Cliffs, New Jersey; Richard E. Warsinskey,
H.R. 482, to direct the Secretary of the Interior National Council of Social Security Management As-
to transfer ownership of the American River Pump sociations, Inc., Washington, DC; and Chuck
Station Project; Schimmels, National Association of Disability Exam-
H.R. 497, to authorize the Marion Park Project, iners, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
a committee of the Palmetto Conservation Founda-
tion, to establish a commemorative work on Federal VIOLENT CRIME
land in the District of Columbia, and its environs to
honor Brigadier General Francis Marion; Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime
H.R. 512, to establish the Commission to Study and Drugs concluded a hearing to examine rising
the Potential Creation of the National Museum of crime in the United States, focusing on the federal
the American Latino to develop a plan of action for role in helping communities prevent and respond to
the establishment and maintenance of a National violent crime, including S. 368, to amend the Om-
Museum of the American Latino in Washington, nibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to
DC; enhance the COPS ON THE BEAT grant program,
H.R. 658, to authorize the Secretary of the Inte- after receiving testimony from Mark Epley, Senior
rior to enter into cooperative agreements to protect Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General, Depart-
natural resources of units of the National Park Sys- ment of Justice; Mayor Douglas H. Palmer, Trenton,
tem through collaborative efforts on land inside and New Jersey, on behalf of the United States Con-
outside of units of the National Park System; ference of Mayors; Ted Kamatchus, Marshall County,
H.R. 839, to authorize the Secretary of the Inte- Marshalltown, Iowa, on behalf of the National Sher-
rior to study the feasibility of enlarging the Arthur iffs Association; Thomas J. Nee, National Associa-
V. Watkins Dam Weber Basin Project, Utah, to tion of Police Organizations, and James Alan Fox,
provide additional water for the Weber Basin Project Northeastern University, both of Boston, Massachu-
to fulfill the purposes for which that project was au- setts; Rick S. Gregory, New Castle County Police
thorized; Department, New Castle, Delaware; and Russell B.
H.R. 866, to enhance ecosystem protection and Laine, Algonquin Police Department, Algonquin, Il-
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the range of outdoor opportunities protected by stat- linois, on behalf of the International Association of
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WASHINGTON, DC: VOTER HEALTH CARE LEGISLATION


REPRESENTATION Committee on Veterans Affairs: Committee concluded a
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine health care legislation, after re-
hearing to examine S. 1257, to provide the District ceiving testimony from Gerald M. Cross, Acting
of Columbia a voting seat and the State of Utah an Principal Deputy, Under Secretary of Veterans Af-
additional seat in the House of Representatives, and fairs for Health; Carl Blake, Paralyzed Veterans of
H.R. 1905, to provide for the treatment of the Dis- America, Jerry Reed, Suicide Prevention Action Net-
trict of Columbia as a Congressional district for pur- work USA, and Dennis M. Cullinan, Veterans of
poses of representation in the House of Representa- Foreign Wars of the United States, all of Wash-
tives, focusing on ending taxation without represen- ington, D.C.; Joy J. Ilem, Disabled American Vet-
tation, after receiving testimony from Representa- erans, Cold Spring, Kentucky; Shannon Middleton,
tives Cannon and Norton; John P. Elwood, Deputy American Legion, Indianapolis, Indiana; Bernard
Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel,
Department of Justice; Patricia Wald, former Chief Edelman, Vietnam Veterans of America, Silver
Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Dis- Spring, Maryland; Meredith Beck, Wounded War-
trict of Columbia Circuit; Kenneth R. Thomas, Leg- rior Project, New York, New York; and John Booss,
islative Attorney, American Law Division, Congres- American Academy of Neurology, Saint Paul, Min-
sional Research Service, Library of Congress; Utah nesota.
Attorney General Mark L. Shurtleff, Salt Lake City;
Jonathan Turley, George Washington University BUSINESS MEETING
Law School, and Richard B. Bress, Latham and Wat- Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee ordered fa-
kins LLP, both of Washington, DC9y008; and vorably reported an original bill authorizing funds
Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., Harvard Law School, Cam- for fiscal year 2008 for the intelligence community.
bridge, Massachusetts.

h
House of Representatives
emergency supplemental appropriations and addi-
Chamber Action tional supplemental appropriations for agricultural
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 23 pub- and other emergency assistance for the fiscal year
lic bills, 24472469; and 9 resolutions, H. Con. ending September 30, 2007 (H. Rept. 110-168).
Res. 155157; and H. Res. 431436 were intro- Pages H572223
duced. Pages H572324
Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest
Additional Cosponsors: Pages H572426 Chaplain, Chaplain Marc Unger, 1184th Infantry,
Reports Filed: A report was filed today as follows: California Army National Guard, Exeter, California.
H.R. 2199, to amend title 38, United States Page H5625
Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to Board of Visitors to the United States Military
provide certain improvements in the treatment of in- AcademyAppointment: The Speaker announced
dividuals with traumatic brain injuries, with amend- her appointment of the following Members of the
ments (H. Rept. 110166). House of Representatives to the Board of Visitors to
H. Res. 437, providing for consideration of the the United States Military Academy: Representatives
bill (H.R. 2317) to amend the Lobbying Disclosure Hinchey, Hall (NY), McHugh, and Tiahrt.
Act of 1995 to require registered lobbyists to file Page H5625
quarterly reports on contributions bundled for cer- Point of Personal Privilege: Representative
tain recipients and providing for the consideration of Kucinich rose to a point of personal privilege and
the bill (H.R. 2316) to provide more rigorous re- was recognized. Pages H563844
quirements with respect to disclosure and enforce-
ment of lobbying laws and regulations (H. Rept. Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules
110-167); and and pass the following measures:
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H. Res. 438, providing for consideration of the Federal Price Gouging Prevention Act: H.R.
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gouging of gasoline and other fuels, by a 23 yea-and- direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide
nay vote of 284 yeas to 141 nays, Roll No. 404; certain improvements in the treatment of individuals
Pages H562836, H5647 with traumatic brain injuries, by a 23 yea-and-nay
Amending title XVIII of the Social Security Act vote of 421 yeas with none voting nay, Roll No.
to provide an exception to the 60-day limit on 413; and Pages H567178, H568283
Medicare reciprocal billing arrangements between Early Access to Vocational Rehabilitation and
two physicians during the period in which one of Employment Benefits Act: H.R. 2239, amended, to
the physicians is ordered to active duty as a mem- amend title 38, United States Code, to expand eligi-
ber of a reserve component of the Armed Forces: bility for vocational rehabilitation benefits adminis-
H.R. 2429, to amend title XVIII of the Social Secu- tered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, by a 23
rity Act to provide an exception to the 60-day limit yea-and-nay vote of 414 yeas with none voting
on Medicare reciprocal billing arrangements between nay, Roll No. 414. Pages H567880, H5683
two physicians during the period in which one of
the physicians is ordered to active duty as a member Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
of a reserve component of the Armed Forces, by a Boundary Revision Act of 2007: The House passed
23 yea-and-nay vote of 422 yeas with none voting H.R. 1100, to revise the boundary of the Carl Sand-
nay and 1 voting present, Roll No. 405; burg Home National Historic Site in the State of
Pages H563638, H564748 North Carolina, by a recorded vote of 268 ayes to
Urging Americans and people of all nationali- 150 noes, Roll No. 409. Pages H564854, H566468

ties to visit the American Cemeteries, Memorials Rejected the Pearce motion to recommit the bill
and Markers: H. Res. 392, to urge Americans and to the Committee on Natural Resources with in-
people of all nationalities to visit the American structions to report the same back to the House
Cemeteries, Memorials and Markers; Pages H565456 forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of
192 ayes to 228 noes, Roll No. 408. Pages H566667
Veterans Outreach Improvement Act of 2007: Pursuant to the rule, the amendment in the na-
H.R. 67, amended, to amend title 38, United States ture of a substitute recommended by the Committee
Code, to improve the outreach activities of the De- on Natural Resources now printed in the bill shall
partment of Veterans Affairs, by a 23 yea-and-nay
vote of 421 yeas with none voting nay, Roll No. be considered as the original bill for the purpose of
410; Pages H565660, H568081
amendment. Page H5666
Rejected:
Directing the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to Bishop (UT) amendment (No. 2 printed in H.
establish a national cemetery for veterans in the Rept. 110165) that sought to reduce the total
southern Colorado region: H.R. 1660, amended, to amount of acreage which can be acquired for the
direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site from
a national cemetery for veterans in the southern Col- 115 acres to 5 (for use as a visitor center and park-
orado region; Pages H566062
ing lot); Pages H565253
Returning Servicemember VA Healthcare Insur- Bishop (UT) amendment (No. 1 printed in H.
ance Act of 2007: H.R. 612, amended, to amend Rept. 110165) that sought to delay the acquisition
title 38, United States Code, to extend the period of of any new land for the Carl Sandburg Home Na-
eligibility for health care for combat service in the tional Historic Site until after deferred maintenance
Persian Gulf War or future hostilities from two years has been completed at the site (by a recorded vote
to five years after discharge or release, by a 23 yea- of 185 yeas to 243 nays, Roll No. 406); and
and-nay vote of 419 yeas with none voting nay, Pages H565152, H566465
Roll No. 411; Pages H566264, H5681
Heller (NV) amendment (No. 3 printed in H.
Chiropractic Care Available to All Veterans Act: Rept. 110165) that sought to eliminate the use of
H.R. 1470, to amend the Department of Veterans appropriated funds to acquire 110 acres of land for
Affairs Health Care Programs Enhancement Act of the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, but
2001 to require the provision of chiropractic care still allows the land to be acquired by donation, pur-
and services to veterans at all Department of Vet- chase with donated funds, or by exchange with other
erans Affairs medical centers, by a 23 yea-and-nay lands (by a recorded vote of 183 yeas to 243 nays,
vote of 421 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 412; Roll No. 407). Pages H565354, H566566
Pages H566871, H568182 H. Res. 429, the rule providing for consideration
Traumatic Brain Injury Health Enhancement of the bill, was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of
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and Long-Term Support Act of 2007: H.R. 2199, 228 yeas to 198 nays, Roll No. 403, after agreeing
amended, to amend title 38, United States Code, to to order the previous question. Pages H564447

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Board of Visitors to the United States Merchant MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES


Marine AcademyAppointment: The Chair an- Committee on Foreign Affairs: Ordered reported the fol-
nounced the Speakers appointment of the following lowing bills: H.R. 885, amended, International Nu-
Members of the House of Representatives to the clear Fuel for Peace and Nonproliferation Act 2007;
Board of Visitors to the United States Merchant Ma- H.R. 2446, Afghanistan Freedom Support Act of
rine Academy: Representatives McCarthy (NV), and 2007; H.R. 2420, amended, International Climate
King (NV). Page H5693 Cooperation Re-Engagement Act of 2007.
Recess: The House recessed at 11:50 p.m. and re- The Committee also favorably considered the fol-
convened at 8:03 a.m. on Thursday, May 24th. lowing resolutions and adopted a motion urging the
Pages H5717, H5721 Chairman to request that they be considered on the
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate Suspension Calendar: S. 676, To provide that the Ex-
today appears on page H5625. ecutive Director of the Inter-American Development
Bank or the Alternate Executive Director of the
Senate Referrals: S. 375 was referred to the Com- Inter-American Development Bank may serve on the
mittee on Natural Resources and S. 33 was referred Board of Directors of the Inter-American Founda-
to the Committee on Education and Labor. tion; H. Con. Res. 21, amended, Calling on the
Page H5721 United Nations Security Council to charge Iranian
Quorum CallsVotes: Eight yea-and-nay votes and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with violating the
four recorded votes developed during the proceedings 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment
of today and appear on pages H564647, H5647, of the Crime of Genocide and the United Nations
H5648, H5665, H566566, H5667, H566768, Charter because of his calls for the destruction of the
H568081, H5681, H5682, H568283, and State of Israel; H. Con. Res. 80, amended, Calling
H5683. There were no quorum calls. on the Government of Uganda and the Lords Resist-
ance Army (LRA) to recommit to a political solution
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and ad- to the conflict in northern Uganda and to recom-
journed at 8:05 a.m. on Thursday May 24th. mence vital peace talks, and urging immediate and
substantial support for the ongoing peace process
Committee Meetings from the United States and the international com-
ENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT, munity; H. Con. Res. 151, amended, Noting the
AND RELATED AGENCIES disturbing pattern of killings of dozens of inde-
APPROPRIATIONS pendent journalists in Russia over the last decade,
and calling on Russian President Vladimir Putin to
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Energy authorize cooperation with outside investigators in
and Water Development, and Related Agencies ap- solving these murders; H. Con. Res. 152, Relating
proved for full Committee the Energy and Water to the 40th anniversary of the reunification of the
Development and Related Agencies appropriations City of Jerusalem; H. Res. 137, amended, Honoring
for fiscal year 2008. the life and six decades of public service of Jacob
INTERIOR, ENVIRONMENT, AND RELATED Birnbaum and especially his commitment freeing So-
AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS viet Jews from religious, cultural and communal ex-
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Inte- tinction; H. Res. 226, amended, To recognize John
rior, Environment, and Related Agencies approved Pehle for his contributions to the Nation in helping
for full Committee action the Interior, Environment, rescue Jews and other minorities from the Holocaust
and Related Agencies appropriations for fiscal year during World War II; H. Res. 233, amended, Rec-
2008. ognizing over 200 years of sovereignty of the Princi-
pality of Liechtenstein, and expressing support for ef-
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES forts by the United States to continue to strengthen
Committee on Financial Services: Ordered reported the its relationship with that country; H. Res. 295,
following bills: H.R. 2347, amended, Iran Sanctions amended, Recognizing the strong alliance between
Enabling Act of 2007; H.R. 1980, Housing Assist- the Republic of Korea and the United States and ex-
ance Council Authorization Act of 2007; H.R. 1982, pressing appreciation to the Republic of Korea for
amended, Rural Housing and Economic Develop- its efforts in the global war against terrorism; H.
ment Act of 2007; H.R. 2139, amended, FHA Man- Res. 395, Supporting the ideals and values of the
ufactured Housing Loan Modernization Act of 2007. Olympic movement; H. Res. 397, amended, Con-
The Committee began mark up of H.R. 1851, demning violence in Estonia and attacks on Estonias
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Section 8 Voucher Reform Act of 2007. Will con- embassies in 2007, and expressing solidarity with
tinue tomorrow. the Government and the people of Estonia; H. Res.

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412, amended, Expressing gratitude to her Majesty U.S. Immigrant Integration. Testimony was heard
Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness, Prince from public witnesses.
Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, for their State Visit to
the United States and reaffirming the friendship that ENERGY POLICY REFORM
exists between the United States and the United Committee on Natural Resources: Held a hearing on the
Kingdom; H. Res. 418, Recognizing and welcoming Energy Policy Reform and Revitalization Act of
the delegation of Presidents, Prime Ministers and 2007. Testimony was heard from the following offi-
Foreign Ministers from the Caribbean to Wash- cials of the Department of the Interior: Walter
ington, D.C., and commending the Caribbean Com- Cruickshank, Deputy Director, Mineral Management
munity (CARICOM) for holding the Conference on Service; and Henri Bisson, Deputy Director, Bureau
the Caribbean; H. Res. 222, Calling on the Govern- of Land Management; Michael M. Simpson, Deputy
ment of the Peoples Republic of China to use its Under Secretary, Natural Resources and Environ-
unique influence and economic leverage to stop ment, U.S. Forest Service, USDA; Vickie VanZandt,
genocide and violence in Darfur, Sudan; and H. Res. Senior Vice President, Transmission Business Line,
430, amended, Calling on the Government of the Is- Bonneville Power Administration, Department of
lamic Republic of Iran to immediately release Dr. Energy; Timothy R. E. Keeney, Deputy Assistant
Haleh Esfandiari. Secretary, Oceans and Atmosphere, NOAA, Depart-
U.S. AID TO PALESTINIANS ment of Commerce; and public witnesses.
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Mid- CLIMATE PROTECTION OPPORTUNITIES
dle East and South Asia held a hearing on U.S. As-
sistance to the Palestinians. Testimony was heard Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Held a
from the following officials of the Department of hearing on Achievements and Opportunities for Cli-
State: C. David Welch, Assistant Secretary, Bureau mate Protection under the Montreal Protocol. Testi-
of Near Eastern Affairs; LTG Keith W. Dayton, U.S. mony was heard from public witnesses.
Security Coordinator; and Mark Ward, Senior Dep-
uty Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Asia and the WEAPONIZING SPACE
Near East, U.S. Agency for International Develop- Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Sub-
ment. committee on National Security and Foreign Affairs
U.S. AGRICULTURE SECURITY held a hearing on Weaponizing Space: Is Current
U.S. Policy Protecting Our National Security? Testi-
Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on mony was heard from MG James B. Armor, Jr.,
Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and USAF, Director, National Security Space Office, De-
Technology held a hearing entitled Reducing partment of Defense; Donald Mahley, Deputy Assist-
Threats to Our Nations Agriculture: Authorizing a ant Secretary, Threat Reduction, Department of
Bio and Agro-Defense Facility. Testimony was State; and public witnesses.
heard from John Vitko, M.D., Head, Chemical and
Biological Division, Science and Technology Direc- PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE
torate, Department of Homeland Security; and the SENATE AMENDMENT TO EMERGENCY
following officials of the USDA: Edward Knipling, SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR
M.D., Administrator, Agricultural Research Service; FISCAL YEAR 2007
and Kevin Shea, Assistant Administrator, Animal Committee on Rules: The Committee granted, by a
and Plant Health Inspection Service. vote of 8 to 4, a rule providing for consideration of
U.S. ATTORNEYS INVESTIGATION the Senate amendment to H.R. 2206, Making emer-
Committee on the Judiciary: Held a hearing to continue gency supplemental appropriations and additional
investigation into the U.S. Attorneys Controversy supplemental appropriations for agriculture and
and Related Matters. Testimony was heard from other emergency assistance for the fiscal year ending
Monica Goodling, former Senior Counsel to the At- September 30, 2007. The rule makes in order a mo-
torney General and White House Liaison, Depart- tion by the chairman of the Committee of Appro-
ment of Justice. priations to concur in the Senate amendment with
each of the two House amendments printed in this
IMMIGRATION REFORM report. The rule waives all points of order against
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Immi- the motion and provides that the Senate amendment
gration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and and the motion shall be considered as read. The rule
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International Law continued hearings on Comprehen- provides one hour of debate on the motion equally
sive Immigration Reform: Becoming Americans divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking

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minority member of the Committee on Appropria- under clauses 9 or 10 of rule XXI. The rule makes
tions. The rule also provides that the Chair shall di- in order those amendments printed in part B of the
vide the question of adoption of the motion between report and waives all points of order against such
the two House amendments and if both amendments amendments except for those arising under clauses 9
are adopted, they will be engrossed into a single or 10 of rule XXI. The rule provides one motion to
amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 2206. recommit with or without instructions.
The rule provides that the Chair may postpone fur- The rule permits the Chair, during consideration
ther consideration of the motion to a time des- of either H.R. 2317 or H.R. 2316, to postpone fur-
ignated by the Speaker. ther consideration until a time designated by the
The rule further provides that during consider- Speaker. Finally the rule amends the Rules of the
ation in the Committee of the Whole of a bill mak- House governing Member and staff attendance at
ing FY08 supplemental appropriations for military charitable events. Testimony was heard from Chair-
operations in Iraq or Afghanistan, before consider- man Conyers and Representatives Jackson Lee of
ation of any other amendment, it shall be in order Texas, Cardoza, Kaptur, Abercrombie, Moore of
to consider an amendment only proposing to add to Kansas, Smith of Texas, Dreier, Wolf, Castle,
the bill the text of H.R. 2451. Such amendment English, Terry, Flake, Kirk, Ginny Brown-Waite of
shall be considered as read and shall not be amend- Florida, and Gingrey.
able or divisible. All points of order against such
amendment are waived except clause 9 of rule XXI. MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
The rule provides that section 4(a) of the resolution Committee on Science and Technology: Ordered reported
does not apply to a regular FY08 Department of De- the following bills: H.R. 364, amended, To provide
fense appropriations bill. Testimony was heard from for the establishment of the Advanced Research
Chairman Obey. Projects Agency-Energy; H.R. 1467, 10,000 Trained
by 2010 Act; H.R. 1716, amended, Green Energy
LOBBYING TRANSPARENCY ACT OF 2007; Education Act of 2007; and H.R. 632, amended, H-
HONEST LEADERSHIP AND OPEN Prize Act of 2007.
GOVERNMENT ACT OF 2007
Committee on Rules: Granted, by a vote of 7 to 4, a MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
rule providing for consideration of H.R. 2317, Lob- Committee on Small Business: Ordered reported the fol-
bying Transparency Act of 2007 and H.R. 2316, lowing bills: H.R. 2359, SBA Entrepreneurial De-
Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of velopment Programs Act of 2007; H.R. 2366, SBA
2007. Veterans Programs Act of 2007; H.R. 2284, To
With respect to H.R. 2317, the rule provides a amend the Small Business Act to expand and im-
closed rule with one hour of debate equally divided prove the assistance provided by Small Business De-
and controlled by the chair and ranking minority velopment Centers to Indian tribe members, Alaska
member of the Committee on the Judiciary. The Natives, and Native Hawaiians; H.R. 2397, SBA
amendment in the nature of a substitute rec- Womens Business Programs Act of 2007; and H.R.
ommended by the Committee on the Judiciary, 2389, Small Energy Efficient Businesses Act.
modified by the amendment printed in part A of the
report, shall be considered as adopted and the bill, MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS
as modified, shall be considered as read. The rule Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Ordered
provides one motion torecommit with or without in- reported H.R. 2011, To designate the Federal build-
structions. ing and United States courthouse located at 100 East
With respect to H.R. 2316, the rule provides a 8th Avenue in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, as the George
structured rule with one hour of general debate Howard, Jr., Federal Building and United States
equally divided and controlled by the chairman and Courthouse.
ranking minority member of the Committee on the The Committee also approved the following: Gen-
Judiciary. The rule waives all points of order against eral Services Administration Capital Investment Res-
consideration of the bill except for those arising olutions, as amended; and U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
under clauses 9 or 10 of rule XXI. The rule con- neers Survey Resolutions.
siders as an original bill for the purpose of further
amendment the amendment in the nature of a sub- IRS USE OF PRIVATE COLLECTION FIRMS
stitute recommended by the Committee on the Judi- Committee on Ways and Means: Held a hearing on
ciary. The committee amendment shall be considered IRSs Private Debt Collection. Testimony was heard
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as read. The rule waives all points of order against from the following officials of the IRS, Department
the committee amendment except for those arising of the Treasury: Nina E. Olson, National Taxpayer

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Advocate; and Kevin M. Brown, Acting Commis- 2005 through 2008 time period, S. Res. 211, expressing
sioner; Gregory D. Kutz, Managing Director, Foren- the profound concerns of the Senate regarding the trans-
sic Audits and Special Investigations, GAO; and gression against freedom of thought and expression that
public witnesses. is being carried out in Venezuela, S. Con. Res. 25, con-
demning the recent violent actions of the Government of
BRIEFINGHOT SPOTS Zimbabwe against peaceful opposition party activists and
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Met in execu- members of civil society, S. Res. 110, expressing the
tive session to receive a briefing on Hot Spots. The sense of the Senate regarding the 30th anniversary of
Committee was briefed by departmental witnesses. ASEAN-United States dialogue and relationship, and the
nominations of Phillip Carter, III, of Virginia, to be Am-
bassador to the Republic of Guinea, R. Niels Marquardt,
Joint Meetings of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Mada-
U.S. PETROLEUM INDUSTRY gascar, and to serve concurrently and without additional
compensation as Ambassador to the Union of Comoros,
Joint Economic Committee: Committee concluded hear- Janet E. Garvey, of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador to
ings to examine the United States petroleum indus- the Republic of Cameroon, Dell L. Dailey, of South Da-
try, focusing on corporate mergers and other factors kota, to be Coordinator for Counterterrorism, with the
that influence gasoline prices, after receiving testi- rank and status of Ambassador at Large, Mark P. Lagon,
mony from Thomas McCool, Director, Applied Re- of Virginia, to be Director of the Office to Monitor and
search and Methods, Government Accountability Of- Combat Trafficking, with the rank of Ambassador at
fice; Michael A. Salinger, Director, Bureau of Eco- Large, James K. Glassman, of Connecticut, to be a Mem-
nomics, Federal Trade Commission; Diana L. Moss, ber of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, Cameron R.
American Antitrust Institute, Samantha Slater, Re- Hume, of New York, to be Ambassador of Indonesia,
newable Fuels Association, and Red Cavaney, Amer- James R. Keith, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to Malay-
sia, Miriam K. Hughes, of Florida, to be Ambassador to
ican Petroleum Institute, all of Washington, D.C.; the Federated States of Micronesia, Ravic Rolf Huso, of
Dennis C. DeCota, California Service Station and Hawaii, to be Ambassador to the Lao Peoples Democratic
Automotive Repair Association (CSSARA), Novato, Republic, and Hans G. Klemm, of Michigan, to be Am-
California; and James L. Smith, Southern Methodist bassador to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, and
University, Department of Finance, Dallas, Texas. promotion lists in the Foreign Service, 11:30 a.m.,
f S116, Capitol.
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs:
COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY, Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Govern-
MAY 24, 2007 ment Information, Federal Services, and International Se-
(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated) curity, to hold hearings to examine federal real property,
focusing on the property management problems high-
Senate lighted in a recent Government Accountability Office re-
Committee on Armed Services: closed business meeting to port, 10 a.m., SD342.
mark up the proposed National Defense Authorization Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery, to hold
Act for Fiscal Year 2008, 10 a.m., SR222. hearings to examine issues relative to residents of Lou-
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to isiana affected by Hurricane Katrina or Rita, focusing on
hold hearings to examine the nomination of Charles Dar- the goals, costs, management and impediments facing
win Snelling, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the Louisianas Road Home Program, 3 p.m., SD342.
Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Air- Committee on the Judiciary: business meeting to consider
ports Authority, 10 a.m., SR253. S. 185, to restore habeas corpus for those detained by the
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: to hold an United States, S. 1327, to create and extend certain tem-
oversight hearing to examine opportunities and challenges porary district court judgeships, H. Con. Res. 76, hon-
associated with coal gasification, including coal-to-liquids oring the 50th anniversary of the International Geo-
and industrial gasification, 9:30 a.m., SD366. physical Year and its past contributions to space research,
Committee on Environment and Public Works: to hold hear- and looking forward to future accomplishments, and the
ings to examine potential impacts of global warming on nominations of Leslie Southwick, of Mississippi, to be
recreation and the recreation industry, 10:30 a.m., United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit, Janet
SD406. T. Neff, to be United States District Judge for the West-
Committee on Finance: Subcommittee on Energy, Natural ern District of Michigan, Paul Lewis Maloney, to be
Resources, and Infrastructure, to hold hearings to examine United States District Judge for the Western District of
energy efficiency, focusing on tax incentives for reducing Michigan, and Liam OGrady, to be United States Dis-
consumption, 2 p.m., SD215. trict Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, and pos-
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Committee on Foreign Relations: business meeting to con- sible authorization of subpoenas in the connection with
sider S.392, to ensure payment of United States assess- investigation into the replacement of U.S. attorneys, 10
ments for United Nations peacekeeping operations for the a.m., SD226.

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Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold hearings to exam- Reform: Labor Movement Perspectives, 9 a.m., 2141 Ray-
ine terrorist ideology, 3:30 p.m., SD106. burn.
Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fish-
House eries, Wildlife and Oceans and the Subcommittee on Na-
Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Livestock, tional Parks, Forests and Public Lands, joint oversight
Dairy, and Poultry, to consider H.R. 2419, Farm Bill Ex- hearing on No Child Left Inside: Reconnecting Kids with
tension Act of 2007, 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth. the Outdoors, 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.
Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Oversight Subcommittee on Water and Power, hearing on the
and Investigations, hearing on training of development of following bills: H.R. 31, Elsinore Valley Municipal
the Iraqi police service, 9 a.m., 2212 Rayburn. Water District Wastewater and Recycled Water Facilities
Committee on Education and Labor, Subcommittee on Act of 2007; and H.R. 1526, Bay Area Regional Water
Workforce Protections, hearing on Workplace Safety: Recycling Program Authorization Act of 2007, 10 a.m.,
Why do Millions of Workers Remain Without OSHA 1334 Longworth.
Coverage? 10:30 a.m., 2175 Rayburn. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, hearing on
Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on En- Invisible Casualties: The Incidence and Treatment of
ergy and Air Quality, hearing entitled Legislative Hear- Mental Health Problems by the U.S. Military, 9:30 a.m.,
ing on Discussion Drafts concerning Energy Efficiency, 2154 Rayburn.
Smart Electricity Grid, Energy Policy Act of 2005 Title Committee on Science and Technology, Subcommittee on
XVII Loan Guarantees, and Standby Loans for Coal-to- Investigations and Oversight, hearing on the NASA Ad-
Liquids Projects, 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn. ministrators Speech to Office of Inspector General Staff,
Committee on Financial Services, to continue mark up of the Subsequent Destruction of Video Records and Associ-
H.R. 1851, Section 8 Voucher Reform Act of 2007, 10 ated Matters, 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.
a.m., 2128 Rayburn. Committee on Small Business, hearing entitled Expand-
Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa ing Small Business Health Insurance Coverage Using the
and Global Health, hearing on International Food Aid Private Reinsurance Market, 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.
Programs: Options to Enhance Effectiveness; followed by Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Sub-
a briefing on this subject, 2:30 p.m., 2172 Rayburn. committee on Highways and Transit, hearing on Public-
Subcommittee on Europe, hearing on expanding the Private Partnerships: State and User Perspectives, 10
Visa Waiver Program, Enhancing Transatlantic Relations, a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
1 p.m., 2200 Rayburn. Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Select
Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Revenue Measures, hearing on Tax Incentives for Afford-
Trade, hearing on the Reauthorization of OPIC, 10 a.m., able Housing, 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.
2172 Rayburn. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Subcommittee
Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Man- on Intelligence Community Management, executive,
agement, Investigations, and Oversight, hearing entitled briefing on DNI, 1 p.m., H405 Capitol.
Examining the Impact of Equipment Shortages on the
National Guards Readiness for Homeland Security Mis- Joint Meetings
sions, 10 a.m., 311 Cannon. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: to hold
Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigra- hearings to examine Russia, focusing on the reemergence
tion, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and Inter- of Russia as a major political and economic power, 10
national Law, hearing on Comprehensive Immigration a.m., B318RHOB.
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Next Meeting of the SENATE Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


9:30 a.m., Thursday, May 24 10 a.m., Thursday, May 24

Senate Chamber House Chamber


Program for Thursday: After the transaction of any Program for Thursday: H.R. 2316Honest Leadership
morning business (not to extend beyond 60 minutes), and Open Government Act (Subject to a Rule) and H.R.
Senate will continue consideration of S. 1348, Com- 2317Lobbying Transparency Act of 2007 (Subject to a
prehensive Immigration Reform. Rule).

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