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									                                          Wednesday, December 27, 2006

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                              Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS

      See Resume of Congressional Activity.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S11851-S11857
  The Senate stands in sine die adjournment until 12 noon, on Thursday,
January 4, 2007 for the convening of the first session of the 110th
Congress.
Measures Reported:
  Special Report entitled ``Activities of the Committee on Governmental
Affairs: Report of the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States
Senate, and Its Subcommittees for the One Hundred Eighth Congress''.
(S. Rept. No. 109-368)
Page S11857
NOMINATIONS--CORRECTION: The Senate Daily Digest of Friday, December 8,
2006, incorrectly reported the following nominations as confirmed; both
nominations were returned to the President in lieu of being confirmed:
  Jill E. Sommers, of Kansas, to be a Commissioner of the Commodity
Futures Trading Commission; and
  Leon R. Sequeira, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor.
                                                            Page S11857
Messages From the House:
  Pages S11856-57
Enrolled Bills Presented:
  Page S11857




                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
  The House was not in session today. The House will meet at 12 noon on
Thursday, January 4, 2007, for the convening of the first session of
the 110th Congress.
                            NEW PUBLIC LAWS

     (For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D11127)
  H.J. Res. 102, making further continuing appropriations for the
fiscal year 2007. Signed on December 9, 2006. (Public Law 109-383)
  H.R. 2383, to redesignate the facility of the Bureau of Reclamation
located at 19550 Kelso Road in Byron, California, as the ``C.W. `Bill'
Jones Pumping Plant''. Signed on December 12, 2006. (Public Law 109-
384)
  H.R. 3817, to withdraw the Valle Vidal Unit of the Carson National
Forest in New Mexico from location, entry, and patent under the mining
laws. Signed on December 12, 2006. (Public Law 109-385)
  H.R. 4000, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to revise
certain repayment contracts with the Bostwick Irrigation District in
Nebraska, the Kansas Bostwick Irrigation District No. 2, the Frenchman-
Cambridge Irrigation District, and the Webster Irrigation District No.
4, all a part of the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program. Signed on
December 12, 2006. (Public Law 109-386)
  H.R. 4559, to provide for the conveyance of certain National Forest
System land to the towns of Laona and Wabeno, Wisconsin. Signed on
December 12, 2006. (Public Law 109-387)
  H.R. 5061, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey Paint
Bank National Fish Hatchery and Wytheville National Fish Hatchery to
the State of Virginia. Signed on December 12, 2006. (Public Law 109-
388)
  H.R. 5103, to provide for the conveyance of the former Konnarock
Lutheran Girls School in Smyth

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County, Virginia, which is currently owned by the United States and
administered by the Forest Service, to facilitate the restoration and
reuse of the property. Signed on December 12, 2006. (Public Law 109-
389)
  H.R. 5585, to improve the netting process for financial contracts.
Signed on December 12, 2006. (Public Law 109-390)
  H.R. 5690, to adjust the boundaries of the Ouachita National Forest
in the States of Oklahoma and Arkansas. Signed on December 12, 2006.
(Public Law 109-391)
  H.R. 6121, to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to
reauthorize a program relating to the Lake Pontchartrain Basin. Signed
on December 12, 2006. (Public Law 109-392)
  H.R. 4377, to extend the time required for construction of a
hydroelectric project. Signed on December 13, 2006. (Public Law 109-
393)
  H.R. 4766, to amend the Native American Programs Act of 1974 to
provide for the revitalization of Native American languages through
Native American language immersion programs. Signed on December 14,
2006. (Public Law 109-394)
  S. 2250, to award a congressional gold medal to Dr. Norman E.
Borlaug. Signed on December 14, 2006. (Public Law 109-395)
  H.R. 3699, to provide for the sale, acquisition, conveyance, and
exchange of certain real property in the District of Columbia to
facilitate the utilization, development, and redevelopment of such
property. Signed on December 15, 2006. (Public Law 109-396)
  H.R. 1472, to designate the facility of the United States Postal
Service located at 167 East 124th Street in New York, New York, as the
``Tito Puente Post Office Building''. Signed on December 18, 2006.
(Public Law 109-397)
  H.R. 4246, to designate the facility of the United States Postal
Service located at 8135 Forest Lane in Dallas, Texas, as the ``Dr.
Robert E. Price Post Office Building''. Signed on December 18, 2006.
(Public Law 109-398)
  H.R. 4720, to designate the facility of the United States Postal
Service located at 200 Gateway Drive in Lincoln, California, as the
``Beverly J. Wilson Post Office Building''. Signed on December 18,
2006. (Public Law 109-399)
  H.R. 5108, to designate the facility of the United States Postal
Service located at 1213 East Houston Street in Cleveland, Texas, as the
``Lance Corporal Robert A. Martinez Post Office Building''. Signed on
December 18, 2006. (Public Law 109-400)
  H.R. 5682, to exempt from certain requirements of the Atomic Energy
Act of 1954 a proposed nuclear agreement for cooperation with India.
Signed on December 18, 2006. (Public Law 109-401)
  H.R. 5736, to designate the facility of the United States Postal
Service located at 101 Palafox Place in Pensacola, Florida, as the
``Vincent J. Whibbs, Sr. Post Office Building''. Signed on December 18,
2006. (Public Law 109-402)
  H.R. 5857, to designate the facility of the United States Postal
Service located at 1501 South Cherrybell Avenue in Tucson, Arizona, as
the ``Morris K. `Mo' Udall Post Office Building''. Signed on December
18, 2006. (Public Law 109-403)
  H.R. 5923, to designate the facility of the United States Postal
Service located at 29-50 Union Street in Flushing, New York, as the
``Dr. Leonard Price Stavisky Post Office''. Signed on December 18,
2006. (Public Law 109-404)
  H.R. 5989, To designate the facility of the United States Postal
Service located at 10240 Roosevelt Road in Westchester, Illinois, as
the ``John J. Sinde Post Office Building''. Signed on December 18,
2006. (Public Law 109-405)
  H.R. 5990, to designate the facility of the United States Postal
Service located at 415 South 5th Avenue in Maywood, Illinois, as the
``Wallace W. Sykes Post Office Building''. Signed on December 18, 2006.
(Public Law 109-406)
  H.R. 6078, to designate the facility of the United States Postal
Service located at 307 West Wheat Street in Woodville, Texas, as the
``Chuck Fortenberry Post Office Building''. Signed on December 18,
2006. (Public Law 109-407)
  H.R. 6102, to designate the facility of the United States Postal
Service located at 200 Lawyers Road, NW in Vienna, Virginia, as the
``Captain Christopher Petty Post Office Building''. Signed on December
18, 2006. (Public Law 109-408)
  H.R. 6151, to designate the facility of the United States Postal
Service located at 216 Oak Street in Farmington, Minnesota, as the
``Hamilton H. Judson Post Office''. Signed on December 18, 2006.
(Public Law 109-409)
  S. 1219, to authorize certain tribes in the State of Montana to enter
into a lease or other temporary conveyance of water rights to meet the
water needs of the Dry Prairie Rural Water Association, Inc. Signed on
December 18, 2006. (Public Law 109-410)
  S. 1820, to designate the facility of the United States Postal
Service located at 6110 East 51st Place in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as the
``Dewey F. Bartlett Post Office''. Signed on December 18, 2006. (Public
Law 109-411)
  S. 3759, to name the Armed Forces Readiness Center in Great Falls,
Montana, in honor of Captain William Wylie Galt, a recipient of the
Congressional

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Medal of Honor. Signed on December 18, 2006. (Public Law 109-412)
  S. 4050, to designate the facility of the United States Postal
Service located at 103 East Thompson Street in Thomaston, Georgia, as
the ``Sergeant First Class Robert Lee `Bobby' Hollar, Jr. Post Office
Building''. Signed on December 18, 2006. (Public Law 109-413)
  S. 4073, to designate the outpatient clinic of the Department of
Veterans Affairs located in Farmington, Missouri, as the ``Robert
Silvey Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic''. Signed on
December 18, 2006. (Public Law 109-414)
  H.R. 6143, to amend title XXVI of the Public Health Service Act to
revise and extend the program for providing lifesaving care for those
with HIV/AIDS. Signed on December 19, 2006. (Public Law 109-415)
  S. 843, to amend the Public Health Service Act to combat autism
through research, screening, intervention and education. Signed on
December 19, 2006. (Public Law 109-416)
  S. 3678, to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to
public health security and all-hazards preparedness and response.
Signed on December 19, 2006. (Public Law 109-417)
  H.R. 5466, to amend the National Trails System Act to designate the
Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. Signed on
December 20, 2006. (Public Law 109-418)



*These figures include all measures reported, even if there was no
accompanying report. A total of 155 reports have been filed in the
Senate, a total of 366 reports have been filed in the House.

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                             Resume of Congressional Activity

                     SECOND SESSION OF THE ONE HUNDRED NINTH CONGRESS


    The first table gives a comprehensive resume of all legislative
business transacted by the Senate and House.
    The second table accounts for all nominations submitted to the
Senate by the President for Senate confirmation.

                               DATA ON LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY


                            January 3 through December 9, 2006

                                               Senate                House
Total
     Days in session...............               138                 101
..
     Time in session...............   1,027 hrs., 48•     850 hrs., 19•
..
     Congressional Record:
    Pages of proceedings...........            11,849             9,202
..
    Extensions of Remarks..........                ..             2,187
..
     Public bills enacted into law.                73                 175
248
     Private bills enacted into law                 1                  ..
1
     Bills in conference...........                 1                   4
5
     Measures passed, total........               635                 710
1,345
    Senate bills...................               142                  87
..
    House bills....................               211                 319
..
    Senate joint resolutions.......                 2                   2
..
    House joint resolutions........                 8                   8
..
    Senate concurrent resolutions..                20                    8
..
    House concurrent resolutions...                41                  77
..
    Simple resolutions.............               211                 209
..
     Measures reported, total......              *231                 *345
576
    Senate bills...................               160                  10
..
    House bills....................                57                 223
..
    Senate joint resolutions.......                 3                  ..
..
    House joint resolutions........                ..                   1
..
    Senate concurrent resolutions..                 4                  ..
..
     House concurrent resolutions...               ..                 9
..
     Simple resolutions.............                7                102
..
     Special reports...............                 9                 12
..
     Conference reports............                 1                 9
..
     Measures pending on calendar..               303                159
..
     Measures introduced, total....             2,302             2,451
4,753
    Bills..........................             1,953             1,785
..
    Joint resolutions..............                14                 27
..
    Concurrent resolutions.........                48                174
..
    Simple resolutions.............               287                465
..
     Quorum calls..................                 1                 2
..
     Yea-and-nay votes.............               279                287
..
     Recorded votes................                ..                252
..
     Bills vetoed..................                ..                 1
..
     Vetoes overridden.............                ..                 ..
..
                           DISPOSITION OF EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS


                             January 3 through December 9, 2006

     Civilian nominations, totaling 618 (including 148
       nominations carried over from the First Session),
       disposed of as follows:

         Confirmed..........................................415...
         Withdrawn...........................................21...
         Returned to White House............................182...
     Other Civilian nominations, totaling 3,266 (including 780
       nominations carried over from the First Session),
       disposed of as follows:
         Confirmed........................................3,263...
         Withdrawn............................................1...
         Returned to White House..............................2...
     Air Force nominations, totaling 7,830 (including 100
       nominations carried over from the First Session),
       disposed of as follows:
         Confirmed........................................7,829...
         Returned to White House..............................1...
     Army nominations, totaling 9,785 (including 608
       nominations carried over from the First Session),
       disposed of as follows:
         Confirmed........................................9,772...
         Returned to White House.............................13...
     Navy nominations, totaling 7,036 (including 21 nominations
       carried over from the First Session), disposed of as
       follows:
         Confirmed........................................7,035...
         Returned to White House..............................1...
     Marine Corps nominations, totaling 1,293 (including 2
       nominations carried over from the First Session),
       disposed of as follows:
         Confirmed........................................1,289...
         Returned to White House..............................4...
                                Summary
     Total nominations carried over from the First Session1,659
     Total nominations received this Session.............28,169
     Total confirmed.....................................29,603
     Total unconfirmed........................................0
     Total withdrawn.........................................22
     Total returned to the White House......................203

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_______________________________________________________________________


                          Next Meeting of the SENATE
                         12 noon, Thursday, January 4


                             Senate Chamber
Program for Thursday: Senate will convene the first session of the
110th Congress.

                 Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                         12 noon, Thursday, January 4


                             House Chamber
Program for Thursday: The House will convene the first session of the
110th Congress.
_______________________________________________________________________
             Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
               HOUSE

Barton, Joe, Tex., E2240
Boustany, Charles W., Jr., La., E2242
Camp, Dave, Mich., E2242
Davis, Danny K., Ill., E2244
Davis, Jo Ann, Va., E2240
Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E2241
Fattah, Chaka, Pa., E2239
Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E2255
Higgins, Brian, N.Y., E2240
Inslee, Jay, Wash., E2243
McCollum, Betty, Minn., E2239, E2239, E2240
McHugh, John M., N.Y., E2244
McKinney, Cynthia A., Ga., E2253
Moore, Gwen, Wisc., E2239, E2240
Rahall, Nick J., II, W.Va., E2243
Rogers, Mike, Ala., E2241
Schiff, Adam B., Calif., E2242
Thomas, William M., Calif., E2244
Walsh, James T., N.Y., E2241
Westmoreland, Lynn A., Mac, Ga., E2240
Wolf, Frank R., Va., E2244
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                                             Friday, December 8, 2006

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      House and Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 503, Sine Die Adjournment
      Resolution.
      House and Senate agreed to the Conference Report to accompany
      H.R. 5682, Henry J. Hyde U.S./India Nuclear Cooperation Promotion
      Act.
      The House agreed to H.J. Res. 102, making further continuing
      appropriations for the fiscal year 2007.
      The House agreed to H. Con. Res. 503, providing for the sine die
      adjournment of the second session of the One Hundred Ninth
      Congress.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S11551-S11849
Measures Introduced: Seventeen bills and five resolutions were
introduced, as follows: S. 1, 2, 26, 28, 30, 4111-4122, and S. Res.
630-634.
  Page S11739-40
Measures Reported: Special Report entitled ``Report on the Activities
of the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate 105th Congress
First and Second Sessions''. (S. Rept. No. 109-367).
  S. 1129, to provide authorizations of appropriations for certain
development banks, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
                                                             Page S11739
Measures Passed:
  Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund: Committee on Finance was
discharged from further consideration of H.R. 6131, to permit certain
expenditures from the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund, and
the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for the President.
                                                             Page S11552
  United States Tsunami Warning and Education Act: Senate passed H.R.
1674, to authorize and strengthen the tsunami detection, forecast,
warning, and mitigation program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration, to be carried out by the National Weather Service,
clearing the measure for the President.
  Page S11552
  Henry Clay Desk: Senate agreed to S. Res. 630, allowing the senior
Senator from Kentucky to reassign the Henry Clay desk when serving as
party leader.
  Pages S11553-55
  Reducing Hunger: Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Nutrition was
discharged from further consideration of S. 1120, to reduce hunger in
the United States, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the
following amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S11568-70
  DeWine (for Durbin) Amendment No. 5233, to make perfecting
amendments.
Pages S11568-69
  DeWine (for Durbin) Amendment No. 5234, to amend the title.
                                                             Page S11569
  Gynecologic Cancer Education and Awareness Act/Johanna's Law: Senate
passed H.R. 1245, to provide for programs to increase the awareness and
knowledge of women and health care providers with respect to
gynecologic cancers, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed
thereto:
  Pages S11570-72
  Enzi Amendment No. 5235, in the nature of a substitute.
Page S11572
  Confronting Methamphetamine Use: Senate passed S. 4113, to amend the
Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to clarify that
territories and Indian tribes are eligible to receive grants for
confronting the use of methamphetamine.
  Pages S11572-73

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  Lifespan Respite Care Act: Senate passed H.R. 3248, to amend the
Public Health Service Act to establish a program to assist family
caregivers in accessing affordable and high-quality respite care,
clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages S11573-78
  Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act: Senate
passed H.R. 6344, to reauthorize the Office of National Drug Control
Policy Act, clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages S11592-93
  Federal Deposit Insurance Act: Senate passed H.R. 6345, to make a
conforming amendment to the Federal Deposit Insurance Act with respect
to examinations of certain insured depository institutions, clearing
the measure for the President.
  Page S11593
  Controlled Substances Act Amendment: Senate passed S. 4115, to amend
the Controlled Substances Act to increase the effectiveness of
physician assistance for drug treatment.
  Page S11606
  Geneva Distinctive Emblems Protection Act: Senate passed H.R. 6338,
to amend title 18, United States Code, to prevent and repress the
misuse of the Red Crescent distinctive emblem and the Third Protocol
(Red Crystal) distinctive emblem, and the bill was then passed,
clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages S11606-07
  Telephone Records and Privacy Protection Act: Committee on the
Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4709, to
amend title 18, United States Code, to strengthen protections for law
enforcement officers and the public by providing criminal penalties for
the fraudulent acquisition or unauthorized disclosure of phone records,
and the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for the President.
                                                            Page S11640
  Multiple Employer Pension Plans: Senate passed S. 4121, to provide
optional funding rules for employers in applicable multiple employer
pension plans.
  Pages S11643-44
  Continuing Appropriations: Senate passed H.J. Res. 102, making
further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2007, clearing
the measure for the President.
  Page S11645
  National Institutes of Health Reform Act: Committee on Health,
Education, Labor, and Pensions was discharged from further
consideration of H.R. 6164, to amend title IV of the Public Health
Service Act to revise and extend the authorities of the National
Institutes of Health, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to
the following amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S11647-58
  Frist (for Enzi) Amendment No. 5238, in the nature of a substitute.
                                                             Page S11651
  Methamphetamine Remediation Research Act: Committee on Environment
and Public Works was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 798,
to provide for a research program for remediation of closed
methamphetamine production laboratories, and the bill was then passed,
after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
                                                        Pages S11802-03
  Frist (for Smith) Amendment No. 5239, in the nature of a substitute.
                                                        Pages S11802-03
  Postal Law Reform: Senate passed H.R. 6407, to reform the postal laws
of the United States, clearing the measure for the President.
                                                        Pages S11821-22
  Sine Die Adjournment: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 503, providing
for the sine die adjournment of the second session of the One Hundred
Ninth Congress.
  Page S11825
  Peacekeeping in Darfur: Senate agreed to S. Res. 631, urging the
Government of Sudan and the international community to implement the
agreement for a peacekeeping force under the command and control of the
United Nations in Darfur.
  Pages S11825-27
  Transatlantic Market: Senate agreed to S. Res. 632, urging the United
States and the European Union to work together to strengthen the
transatlantic market.
  Page S11827
  Holocaust: Senate agreed to S. Res. 633, condemning the conference
denying that the Holocaust occurred to be held by the Government of
Iran and its President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
  Page S11827-28
  Honoring Tom Carr: Senate agreed to S. Res. 634, honoring the life
and achievements of Tom Carr, Congressional Research Service Analyst,
and extending the condolences of the Senate on the occasion of his
death.
  Page S11828
  Printing Authority: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 495, authorizing
the printing as a House document of ``United States House of
Representatives, The Committee on Ways and Means: A History, 1789-
2006''.
  Page S11830
  Department of State Authorities Act: Senate passed H.R. 6060, to
authorize certain activities by the Department of State, clearing the
measure for the President.
  Page S11830
  Physicians for Underserved Areas Act: Senate passed H.R. 4997, to
extend for 2 years the authority to grant waivers of the foreign
country residence requirement with respect to certain international
medical graduates, clearing the measure for the President.
                                                             Page S11830

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  Belarus Democracy Reauthorization Act: Senate passed H.R. 5948, to
reauthorize the Belarus Democracy Act of 2004 clearing the measure for
the President.
  Page S11830
  110th Congress: Senate agreed to H.J. Res. 101, appointing the day
for the convening of the first session of the One Hundred Tenth
Congress.
  Page S11830
  Enrollment Correction: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 502, to correct
the enrollment of the bill H.R. 5682.
  Page S11830
  Preserving Crime Victims' Restitution Act: Committee on Judiciary was
discharged from further consideration of S. 4055, to address the effect
of the death of a defendant in Federal criminal proceedings, and the
bill was then passed.
  Pages S11840-41
  Railroad Retirement Disability Earnings Act: Committee on Health,
Education, Labor and Pensions was discharged from further consideration
of H.R. 5483, to increase the disability earning limitation under the
Railroad Retirement Act and to index the amount of allowable earnings
consistent with increases in the substantial gainful activity dollar
amount under the Social Security Act, and the bill was then passed,
clearing the measure for the President.
  Page S11841
  Modern-Day Slavery: Committee on Foreign Relations was discharged
from further consideration of S. Res. 549, expressing the sense of the
Senate regarding modern-day slavery, and the resolution was then agreed
to.
  Page S11841
  Tax Exempt Charitable Payments: Senate passed H.R. 6429, to treat
payments by charitable organizations with respect to certain
firefighters as exempt payments, clearing the measure for the
President.
  Page S11841
Tax Extenders--House Message: By 79 yeas to 9 nays (Vote No. 279),
Senate agreed to the motion to concur in the House amendment to the
Senate amendment to H.R. 6111, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of
1986 to provide that the Tax Court may review claims for equitable
innocent spouse relief and to suspend the running on the period of
limitations while such claims are pending.
  Pages S11658-73
  Subsequently, Senate concurred in the House title amendment to the
bill.
Page S11673
  During consideration of this measure today, the Senate also took the
following action:
  By 67 yeas to 21 nays (Vote No. 277), three-fifths of those Senators
duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed
to the motion to waive certain sections of the Congressional Budget Act
of 1974, with respect to the motion to concur in the House amendment to
the Senate amendment to the bill.
Pages S11659-72
  By 78 yeas to 10 nays (Vote No. 278), three-fifths of those Senators
duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed
to the motion to close further debate on the motion to concur in the
House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill.
Pages S11658-73
  The pending motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate
amendment to the bill, with Frist Amendment No. 5236 (to the House
amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill), to establish the
enactment date, was withdrawn.
Pages S11658-73
  Frist Amendment No. 5237 (to Amendment No. 5236), to change the
enactment date, fellwhen Frist Amendment No. 5236 (see above) was
withdrawn.
Pages S11658-73
VA Major Medical Facility Authorization--House Message: Senate
concurred in the House amendments to S. 3421, to authorize major
medical facility projects and major medical facility leases for the
Department of Veterans Affairs for fiscal years 2006 and 2007, clearing
the measure for the President.
  Pages S11803-21
Henry J. Hyde United States and India Nuclear Cooperation Promotion
Act--Conference Report: Senate agreed to the conference report to
accompany H.R. 5682, to exempt from certain requirements of the Atomic
Energy Act of 1954 a proposed nuclear agreement for cooperation with
India, clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages S11822-25
Prematurity Research Expansion and Education for Mothers Who Deliver
Infants Early Act--House Message: Senate concurred in the House
amendment to S. 707, to reduce preterm labor and delivery and the risk
of pregnancy-related deaths and complications due to pregnancy, and to
reduce infant mortality caused by prematurity, clearing the measure for
the President.
  Page S11828-30
United States--Mexico Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Act House
Message: Senate concurred in the House amendment to S. 214, to
authorize the Secretary of the Interior to cooperate with the States on
the border with Mexico and other appropriate entities in conducting a
hydrogeologic characterization, mapping, and modeling Program for
priority transboundary aquifers, clearing the measure for the
President.
  Pages S11830-31
Rural Water Supply Act--House Message: Senate concurred in the House
amendments to S. 895, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to
carry out a rural water supply program in the Reclamation States to
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water supply to rural residents, clearing the measure for the
President.
  Pages S11831-36
Democratic Republic of the Congo Relief, Security, and Democracy
Promotion Act--House Message: Senate concurred in the House amendment
to S. 2125, to promote relief, security, and democracy in the
Democratic Republic of the Congo, clearing the measure for the
President.
  Pages S11836-38
Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act--House Message:
Senate concurred in the House amendment to S. 362, to establish a
program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and
the United States Coast Guard to help identify, determine sources of,
assess, reduce, and prevent marine debris and its adverse impacts on
the marine environment and navigation safety, in coordination with non-
Federal entities, clearing the measure for the President.
                                                         Pages S11838-39
U.S. Safe Web Act--House Message: Senate concurred in the House
amendment to S. 1608, to enhance Federal Trade Commission enforcement
against illegal spam, spyware, and cross-border fraud and deception,
clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages S11841-44
Retiring Senators Tributes--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement
was reached providing that tributes to retiring Senators be printed as
a Senate document and that Senators be permitted to submit tributes
until December 27, 2006.
  Page S11844
Committee Authority--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was
reached providing that on December 22, 2006, between the hours of 10
a.m. and 11 a.m., committees have the authority to file special reports
on nonlegislative matters only. This does not include executive matters
such as treaties or nominations nor does it allow committees to report
bills or resolutions after the sine die adjournment.
  Page S11844
Authorizing Leadership To Make Appointments--Agreement: A unanimous-
consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding the
adjournment of the Senate, the President of the Senate, the President
Pro Tempore, and the Majority and Minority Leaders be authorized to
make appointments to commissions, committees, boards, conferences, or
interparliamentary conferences authorized by law, by concurrent action
of the two Houses, or by order of the Senate.
  Page S11844
Signing Authority--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached
providing that during this adjournment of the Senate, the Majority
Leader, and Senators Allen and Cochran, be authorized to sign duly
enrolled bills or joint resolutions.
  Page S11844
Appointment:
  MINER Act Technical Study Panel: The Chair, on behalf of the
Democratic Leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives, pursuant
to Public Law 109-236, appointed Dr. James L. Weeks, of Maryland, to
serve as a member of the MINER Act Technical Study Panel.
                                                         Pages S11844-45
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  By unanimous vote of 91 yeas (Vote No. EX. 276), Kent A. Jordan, of
Delaware, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit.
                                              Pages S11557-68, S11848-49
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the
following action:
  By a unanimous vote of 93 yeas (Vote No. 275), three-fifths of those
Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate
agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
                                                 Pages S11557, S11848-49
  Jeffrey Robert Brown, of Illinois, to be a Member of Social Security
Advisory Board for a term expiring September 30, 2008.
  D. Michael Rappoport, of Arizona, to be a Member of the Board of
Trustees of the Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National
Environmental Policy Foundation for a term expiring October 6, 2008.
  Michael Butler, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees
of the Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National
Environmental Policy Foundation for a term expiring October 6, 2008.
  A.J. Eggenberger, of Montana, to be a Member of the Defense Nuclear
Facilities Safety Board for a term expiring October 18, 2008.
  Molly A. O'Neill, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Administrator of
the Environmental Protection Agency.
  Harry R. Hoglander, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the National
Mediation Board for a term expiring July 1, 2008.
  John M.R. Kneuer, of New Jersey, to be Assistant Secretary of
Commerce for Communications and Information.
  Paul Cherecwich, Jr., of Utah, to be a Member of the Internal Revenue
Service Oversight Board for a term expiring September 14, 2009.
  Deborah L. Wince-Smith, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Internal
Revenue Service Oversight Board for a term expiring September 14, 2010.
  Eric Solomon, of New Jersey, to be an Assistant Secretary of the
Treasury.

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  John Peyton, of Florida, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of
the Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation for a term expiring December
10, 2011. (Prior to this action, Committee on Health, Education, Labor,
and Pensions was discharged from further consideration.)
  Blanca E. Enriquez, of Texas, to be a Member of the National
Institute for Literacy Advisory Board for a term expiring January 30,
2009. (Prior to this action, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and
Pensions was discharged from further consideration.)
  Stephen M. Prescott, of Oklahoma, to be a Member of the Board of
Trustees of the Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National
Environmental Policy Foundation for a term expiring April 15, 2011.
  Anne Jeannette Udall, of North Carolina, to be a Member of the Board
of Trustees of the Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in
National Environmental Policy Foundation four a term expiring October
6, 2010.
  Dianne I. Moss, of Colorado, to be a Member of the Board of Directors
of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation for a term expiring
December 17, 2007. (Prior to this action, Committee on Foreign
Relations was discharged from further consideration.)
  Leland A. Strom, of Illinois, to be a Member of the Farm Credit
Administration Board, Farm Credit Administration, for a term expiring
October 13, 2012. (Prior to this action, Committee on Agriculture,
Nutrition, and Forestry was discharged from further consideration.)
  James H. Bilbray, of Nevada, to be a Governor of the United States
Postal Service for a term expiring December 8, 2015.
  Gerald Walpin, of New York, to be Inspector General, Corporation for
National and Community Service. (Prior to this action, Committee on
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was discharged from further
consideration, then was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security
and Governmental Affairs, which discharged from further consideration.)
  Rachel K. Paulose, of Minnesota, to be United States Attorney for the
District of Minnesota for the term of four years. (Prior to this
action, Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further
consideration.)
  Sara Alicia Tucker, of California, to be Under Secretary of
Education. (Prior to this action, Committee on Health, Education,
Labor, and Pensions was discharged from further consideration.)
  Jovita Carranza, of Illinois, to be Deputy Administrator of the Small
Business Administration.
  Mark J. Warshawsky, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Social
Security Advisory Board for a term expiring September 30, 2012.
  Dana K. Bilyeu, of Nevada, to be a Member of the Social Security
Advisory Board for a term expiring September 30, 2010.
  Steven R. Chealander, of Texas, to be a Member of the National
Transportation Safety Board for the remainder of the term expiring
December 31, 2007. (Prior to this action, Committee on Commerce,
Science, and Transportation was discharged from further consideration.)
  Phillip L. Swagel, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of the
Treasury.
  Thurgood Marshall, Jr., of Virginia, to be a Governor of the United
States Postal Service for a term expiring December 8, 2011.
  Michele A. Davis, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the
Treasury.
  Eric D. Eberhard, of Washington, to be a Member of the Board of
Trustees of the Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National
Environmental Policy Foundation for a term expiring October 6, 2012.
  Dana Gioia, of California, to be Chairperson of the National
Endowment for the Arts for a term of four years. (Prior to this action,
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was discharged from
further consideration.)
  Robert F. Hoyt, of Maryland, to be General Counsel for the Department
of the Treasury.
  Mark Everett Keenum, of Mississippi, to be Under Secretary of
Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services. (Prior to this
action, Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry was
discharged from further consideration.)
  Mark Everett Keenum, of Mississippi, to be a Member of the Board of
Directors of the Commodity Credit Corporation. (Prior to this action,
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry was discharged from
further consideration.)
  Charles E. Dorkey III, of New York, to be a Member of the Advisory
Board of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. (Prior to
this action, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation was
discharged from further consideration.)
  Diane Humetewa, of Arizona, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees
of the Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National
Environmental Policy Foundation for a term expiring August 25, 2012.
  Anthony W. Ryan, of Massachusetts, to be an Assistant Secretary of
the Treasury.
  Leon R. Sequeira, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor.

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  William Francis Price, Jr., of California, to be a Member of the
National Council on the Arts for a term expiring September 3, 2012.
(Prior to this action, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and
Pensions was discharged from further consideration.)
  Robert Bretley Lott, of Louisiana, to be a Member of the National
Council on the Arts for a term expiring September 3, 2012. (Prior to
this action, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was
discharged from further consideration.)
  Charlotte P. Kessler, of Ohio, to be a Member of the National Council
on the Arts for a term expiring September 3, 2012. (Prior to this
action, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was
discharged from further consideration.)
  Joan Israelite, of Missouri, to be a Member of the National Council
on the Arts for a term expiring September 3, 2012. (Prior to this
action, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was
discharged from further consideration.)
  Benjamin Donenberg, of California, to be a Member of the National
Council on the Arts for a term expiring September 3, 2012. (Prior to
this action, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was
discharged from further consideration.)
  Foreststorn Hamilton, of New York, to be a Member of the National
Council on the Arts for a term expiring September 3, 2012. (Prior to
this action, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was
discharged from further consideration.)
  Terry L. Cline, of Oklahoma, to be Administrator of the Substance
Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Department of Health
and Human Services. (Prior to this action, Committee on Health,
Education, Labor, and Pensions was discharged from further
consideration.)
  Paul A. Schneider, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary for Management,
Department of Homeland Security. (Prior to this action, Committee on
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further
consideration.)
  Dan Gregory Blair, of the District of Columbia, to be a Commissioner
of the Postal Rate Commission for a term expiring October 14, 2012.
  Elizabeth Dougherty, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of
the National Mediation Board for a term expiring July 1, 2007. (Prior
to this action, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was
discharged from further consideration.)
  Elizabeth Dougherty, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of
the National Mediation Board for a term expiring July 1, 2010. (Prior
to this action, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was
discharged from further consideration.)
  Margaret A. Ryan, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States
Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces for the term of fifteen years to
expire on the date prescribed by law.
  Scott Wallace Stucky, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States
Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces for the term of fifteen years to
expire on the date prescribed by law.
  Jill E. Sommers, of Kansas, to be a Commissioner of the Commodity
Futures Trading Commission for the remainder of the term expiring April
13, 2009.
  33 Army nominations in the rank of general.
  1 Coast Guard nomination in the rank of admiral. (Prior to this
action, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation was
discharged from further consideration.)
  1 Navy nomination in the rank of admiral.
  Routine lists in the Foreign Service. (Prior to this action,
Committee on Foreign Relations was discharged from further
consideration.)
  Routine lists in the Coast Guard. (Prior to this action, Committee on
Commerce, Science, and Transportation was discharged from further
consideration.)
  Routine lists in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
(Prior to this action, Committee on Commerce, Science, and
Transportation was discharged from further consideration.)
  Routine lists in the Public Health Service. (Prior to this action,
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was discharged from
further consideration.)
  Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Foreign Service, Navy, Public
Health Service.
Pages S11727-32, S11848-49
Nominations Returned to the President: The following nominations were
returned to the President failing of confirmation under Senate Rule
XXXI at the time of the adjournment of the 109th Congress:
  Peter Cyril Wyche Flory, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of
Defense.
  Andrew J. McKenna, Jr., of Illinois, to be a Member of the National
Security Education Board for a term of four years.
  Anthony Joseph Principi, of California, to be a Member of the Defense
Base Closure and Realignment Commission.
  Julie L. Myers, of Kansas, to be an Assistant Secretary of Homeland
Security.
  C. Boyden Gray, of the District of Columbia, to be Representative of
the United States of America to the European Union, with the rank and
status of Ambassador.
  Philip S. Gutierrez, of California, to be United States District
Judge for the Central District of California.
  Valerie L. Baker, of California, to be United States District Judge
for the Central District of California.

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  Richard E. Hoagland, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to
the Republic of Armenia.
  Charles Darwin Snelling, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the Board
of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority for a
term expiring May 30, 2012.
  Marcia Morales Howard, of Florida, to be United States District Judge
for the Middle District of Florida.
  Leslie Southwick, of Mississippi, to be United States District Judge
for the Southern District of Mississippi.
  Gregory Kent Frizzell, of Oklahoma, to be United States District
Judge for the Northern District of Oklahoma.
  Lisa Godbey Wood, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for
the Southern District of Georgia.
  Thomas E. Harvey, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of
Veterans Affairs (Congressional Affairs).
  John Alfred Jarvey, of Iowa, to be United States District Judge for
the Southern District of Iowa.
  Robert James Jonker, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge
for the Western District of Michigan.
  Paul Lewis Maloney, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge
for the Western District of Michigan.
  Janet T. Neff, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for
the Western District of Michigan.
  Sara Elizabeth Lioi, of Ohio, to be United States District Judge for
the Northern District of Ohio.
  Nora Barry Fischer, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District
Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
  Roger Romulus Martella, Jr., of Virginia, to be an Assistant
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
  Carl Joseph Artman, of Colorado, to be an Assistant Secretary of the
Interior.
  Lawrence Joseph O'Neill, of California, to be United States District
Judge for the Eastern District of California.
  John Ray Correll, of Indiana, to be Director of the Office of Surface
Mining Reclamation and Enforcement.
  Dean A. Pinkert, of Virginia, to be a Member of the United States
International Trade Commission for the term expiring December 16, 2015.
  Irving A. Williamson, of New York, to be a Member of the United
States International Trade Commission for the term expiring June 16,
2014.
  Adolfo A. Franco, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Board of
Directors of the Inter-American Foundation for a term expiring
September 20, 2008.
  D. Jeffrey Hirschberg, of Wisconsin, to be a Member of the
Broadcasting Board of Governors for a term expiring August 13, 2007.
  Roger W. Wallace, of Texas, to be a Member of the Board of Directors
of the Inter-American Foundation for a term expiring October 6, 2008.
  Michael Dolan, of New York, to be a Member of the Board of Directors
of the Corporation for National and Community Service for a term
expiring October 6, 2009.
  Dennis P. Walsh, of Maryland, to be a Member of the National Labor
Relations Board for the term of five years expiring December 16, 2009.
  Ellen R. Sauerbrey, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of
State (Population, Refugees, and Migration).
  Ron Silver, of New York, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of
the United States Institute of Peace for a term expiring January 19,
2009.
  Judy Van Rest, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Board of Directors
of the United States Institute of Peace for a term expiring January 19,
2009.
  Mark McKinnon, of Texas, to be a Member of the Broadcasting Board of
Governors for a term expiring August 13, 2006.
  Mark McKinnon, of Texas, to be a Member of the Broadcasting Board of
Governors for a term expiring August 13, 2009.
  Allen C. Guelzo, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the National
Council on the Humanities for the remainder of the term expiring
January 26, 2006.
  Thomas R. Saving, of Texas, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees
of the Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund for a term of
four years.
  Daniel Meron, of Maryland, to be General Counsel of the Department of
Health and Human Services.
  Ellen R. Sauerbrey, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of
State (Population, Refugees, and Migration) (Recess Appointment).
  C. Boyden Gray, of the District of Columbia, to be Representative of
the United States of America to the European Union, with the rank and
status of Ambassador (Recess Appointment).
  Catherine G. West, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the
Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board for a term expiring September
14, 2008.
  Dawn M. Liberi, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Islamic Republic
of Mauritania.
  James R. Kunder, of Virginia, to be Deputy Administrator of the
United States Agency for International Development.
  Margrethe Lundsager, of Virginia, to be United States Executive
Director of the International Monetary Fund for a term of 2 years.

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  Peter E. Cianchette, of Maine, to be a Member of the Internal Revenue
Service Oversight Board for a term expiring September 14, 2010.
  Daniel Meron, of Maryland, to be General Counsel of the Department of
Health and Human Services (Recess Appointment).
  Michael J. Astrue, of Massachusetts, to be Commissioner of Social
Security for a term expiring January 19, 2013.
  Cecil E. Floyd, of South Carolina, to be an Alternate Representative
of the United States of America to the Sixty-first Session of the
General Assembly of the United Nations.
  Hector E. Morales, of Texas, to be a Member of the Board of Directors
of the Inter-American Foundation for a term expiring September 20,
2010.
  Curtis S. Chin, of New York, to be United States Director of the
Asian Development Bank, with the rank of Ambassador.
  John Robert Bolton, of Maryland, to be the Representative of the
United States of America to the United Nations, with the rank and
status of Ambassador, and the Representative of the United States of
America in the Security Council of the United Nations.
  John Robert Bolton, of Maryland, to be Representative of the United
States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United
Nations during his tenure of service as Representative of the United
States of America to the United Nations.
  Andrew G. Biggs, of New York, to be Deputy Commissioner of Social
Security for the remainder of the term expiring January 19, 2007.
  Andrew G. Biggs, of New York, to be Deputy Commissioner of Social
Security for a term expiring January 19, 2013.
  Katherine Almquist, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Administrator of
the United States Agency for International Development.
  Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, of Virginia, to be Chairman of the Broadcasting
Board of Governors. (Reappointment).
  Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Broadcasting
Board of Governors for a term expiring August 13, 2007.
  Jeffrey Robert Brown, of Illinois, to be a Member of the Social
Security Advisory Board for a term expiring September 30, 2008 (Recess
Appointment).
  Stanley Davis Phillips, of North Carolina, to be Ambassador to the
Republic of Estonia.
  Sam Fox, of Missouri, to be Ambassador to Belgium.
  David B. Rivkin, Jr., of Virginia, to be a Member of the Foreign
Claims Settlement Commission of the United States for the term expiring
September 30, 2007.
  Earl Cruz Aguigui, of Guam, to be United States Marshal for the
District of Guam and concurrently United States Marshal for the
District of the Northern Mariana Islands for the term of four years.
  Alice S. Fisher, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Attorney General.
  Carol A. Dalton, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate
Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of
fifteen years.
  Peter N. Kirsanow, of Ohio, to be a Member of the National Labor
Relations Board for the term of five years expiring August 27, 2008.
  David M. Mason, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Election
Commission for a term expiring April 30, 2009.
  Steven T. Walther, of Nevada, to be a Member of the Federal Election
Commission for a term expiring April 30, 2009.
  Hans von Spakovsky, of Georgia, to be a Member of the Federal
Election Commission for a term expiring April 30, 2011.
  Robert D. Lenhard, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Federal
Election Commission for a term expiring April 30, 2011.
  Vanessa Lynne Bryant, of Connecticut, to be United States District
Judge for the District of Connecticut.
  S. Pamela Gray, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge
of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of
fifteen years.
  Dennis P. Walsh, of Maryland, to be a Member of the National Labor
Relations Board for the term of five years expiring December 16, 2009
(Recess Appointment).
  Peter N. Kirsanow, of Ohio, to be a Member of the National Labor
Relations Board for the term of five years expiring August 27, 2008
(Recess Appointment).
  Stephen Goldsmith, of Indiana, to be a Member of the Board of
Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service for a
term expiring October 6, 2010 (Recess Appointment).
  Julie L. Myers, of Kansas, to be an Assistant Secretary of Homeland
Security (Recess Appointment).
  Benjamin A. Powell, of Florida, to be General Counsel of the Office
of the Director of National Intelligence (Recess Appointment).
  Steven T. Walther, of Nevada, to be a Member of the Federal Election
Commission for a term expiring April 30, 2009 (Recess Appointment).
  Hans Von Spakovsky, of Georgia, to be a Member of the Federal
Election Commission for a term expiring April 30, 2011 (Recess
Appointment).

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  Robert D. Lenhard, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Federal
Election Commission for a term expiring April 30, 2011 (Recess
Appointment).
  John A. Rizzo, of the District of Columbia, to be General Counsel of
the Central Intelligence Agency.
  Wayne Cartwright Beyer, of New Hampshire, to be a Member of the
Federal Labor Relations Authority for a term of five years expiring
July 1, 2010.
  Phillip J. Green, of Illinois, to be United States Attorney for the
Southern District of Illinois for the term of four years.
  Debra Ann Livingston, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge
for the Second Circuit.
  Raymond M. Kethledge, of Michigan, to be United States Circuit Judge
for the Sixth Circuit.
  Stephen Joseph Murphy III, of Michigan, to be United States Circuit
Judge for the Sixth Circuit.
  John Preston Bailey, of West Virginia, to be United States District
Judge for the Northern District of West Virginia.
  Mary O. Donohue, of New York, to be United States District Judge for
the Northern District of New York.
  Patricia Mathes, of Texas, to be a Member of the National Institute
for Literacy Advisory Board for a term expiring November 25, 2007.
  Alex A. Beehler, of Maryland, to be Inspector General, Environmental
Protection Agency.
  Michael F. Duffy, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission for a term of 6 years
expiring August 30, 2012.
  Susan E. Dudley, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Office of
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget.
  Roslynn Renee Mauskopf, of New York, to be United States District
Judge for the Eastern District of New York.
  Liam O'Grady, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the
Eastern District of Virginia.
  Dabney Langhorne Friedrich, of Virginia, to be a Member of the United
States Sentencing Commission for the remainder of the term expiring
October 31, 2009.
  James F.X. O'Gara, of Pennsylvania, to be Deputy Director for Supply
Reduction, Office of National Drug Control Policy.
  William W. Mercer, of Montana, to be Associate Attorney General.
  Halil Suleyman Ozerden, of Mississippi, to be United States District
Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi.
  Otis D. Wright II, of California, to be United States District Judge
for the Central District of California.
  George H. Wu, of California, to be United States District Judge for
the Central District of California.
  Michael F. Duffy, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission for a term of 6 years
expiring August 30, 2012 (Recess Appointment).
  Thomas M. Hardiman, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Circuit
Judge for the Third Circuit.
  David Palmer, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission for a term expiring July 1, 2011.
  Caroline C. Hunter, of Florida, to be a Member of the Election
Assistance Commission for a term expiring December 12, 2009.
  William Lindsay Osteen, Jr., of North Carolina, to be United States
District Judge for the Middle District of North Carolina.
  Martin Karl Reidinger, of North Carolina, to be United States
District Judge for the Western District of North Carolina.
  Thomas D. Schroeder, of North Carolina, to be United States District
Judge for the Middle District of North Carolina.
  John Roberts Hackman, of Virginia, to be United States Marshal for
the Eastern District of Virginia for the term of 4 years.
  Richard Allan Hill, of Montana, to be a Member of the Board of
Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service for a
term expiring June 10, 2009.
  Ellen C. Williams, of Kentucky, to be a Governor of the United States
Postal Service for a term expiring December 8, 2016.
  Peter W. Tredick, of California, to be a Member of the National
Mediation Board for a term expiring July 1, 2009.
  Paul De Camp, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Wage and Hour
Division, Department of Labor.
  Arlene Holen, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission for a term of six
years expiring August 30, 2010.
  Richard Stickler, of West Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of
Labor for Mine Safety and Health (Recess Appointment).
  Steven G. Bradbury, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Attorney General.
  Terrence W. Boyle, of North Carolina, to be United States Circuit
Judge for the Fourth Circuit.
  William James Haynes II, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit
Judge for the Fourth Circuit.
  Peter D. Keisler, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit Judge for
the District of Columbia Circuit.
  William Gerry Myers III, of Idaho, to be United States Circuit Judge
for the Ninth Circuit.

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  James Edward Rogan, of California, to be United States District Judge
for the Central District of California.
  Benjamin Hale Settle, of Washington, to be United States District
Judge for the Western District of Washington.
  Norman Randy Smith, of Idaho, to be United States Circuit Judge for
the Ninth Circuit.
  Michael Brunson Wallace, of Mississippi, to be United States Circuit
Judge for the Fifth Circuit.
  Gregory B. Cade, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the United
States Fire Administration, Department of Homeland Security.
  Heidi M. Pasichow, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate
Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of
fifteen years.
  Frederick J. Kapala, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge
for the Northern District of Illinois.
  Beryl A. Howell, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the
United States Sentencing Commission for a term expiring October 31,
2011.
  John R. Steer, of Virginia, to be a Member of the United States
Sentencing Commission for a term expiring October 31, 2011.
  Rosemary E. Rodriguez, of Colorado, to be a Member of the Election
Assistance Commission for the remainder of the term expiring December
12, 2007.
  Thomas Alvin Farr, of North Carolina, to be United States District
Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
  Floyd Hall, of New Jersey, to be a Member of the Reform Board
(Amtrak) for a term of five years.
  Enrique J. Sosa, of Florida, to be a Member of the Reform Board
(Amtrak) for a term of five years.
  Peter Cyril Wyche Flory, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of
Defense (Recess Appointment).
  Eric S. Edelman, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of Defense for
Policy (Recess Appointment).
  John L. Palmer, of New York, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees
of the Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund for a term of
four years.
  John L. Palmer, of New York, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees
of the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund for a term of four years.
  Thomas R. Saving, of Texas, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees
of the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund for a term of four years.
  John L. Palmer, of New York, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees
of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund and the
Federal Disability Insurance Trust Fund for a term of four years.
  Thomas R. Saving, of Texas, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees
of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund and the
Federal Disability Insurance Trust Fund for a term of four years.
  Dorrance Smith, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense
(Recess Appointment).
  Gordon England, of Texas, to be Deputy Secretary of Defense (Recess
Appointment).
  Enrique J. Sosa, of Florida, to be a Member of the Reform Board
(Amtrak) for a term of five years (Recess Appointment).
  Floyd Hall, of New Jersey, to be a Member of the Reform Board
(Amtrak) for a term of five years (Recess Appointment).
  Anita K. Blair, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Air
Force.
  Warren Bell, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Directors
of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for a term expiring January
31, 2012.
  William Ludwig Wehrum, Jr., of Tennessee, to be an Assistant
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
  Jane C. Luxton, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce
for Oceans and Atmosphere.
  Kevin M. Kolevar, of Michigan, to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy
(Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability).
  Scott A. Keller, of Florida, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing
and Urban Development.
  Michael W. Tankersley, of Texas, to be Inspector General, Export-
Import Bank.
  Michael J. Burns, of New Mexico, to be Assistant to the Secretary of
Defense for Nuclear and Chemical and Biological Defense Programs.
  1 Air Force nomination in the rank of general.
  8 Army nominations in the rank of general.
  2 Marine Corps nominations in the rank of general.
  Routine lists in the Army, Foreign Service, Marine Corps, Navy.
                                                        Pages S11845-47
Messages From the House:
  Pages S11736-38
Measures Placed on Calendar:
  Pages S11738
Enrolled Bills Presented:
  Page S11739
Executive Communications:
  Page S11739
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S11740-41
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S11741-91
Additional Statements:
  Pages S11733-36
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S11791-S11801
Privileges of the Floor:
  Pages S11801-02
Record Votes: Five record votes were taken today. (Total--279)
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Adjournment: Senate met at 9:30 a.m., and, in accordance with the
provisions of H. Con. Res. 503, adjourned sine die at 4:39 a.m. on
Saturday, December 9, 2006, until 12 noon, on Thursday, January 4,
2007.

Committee Meetings
  No committee meetings were held.




                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 17 public bills, H.R. 6420-
6436; and 9 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 502-504; and H. Res. 1104, 1106-
1110 were introduced.
  Pages H9317-18
Additional Cosponsors:
  Page H9318
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  Report of the Joint Economic Committee on the 2006 Economic Report of
the President (H. Rept. 109-726);
  H. Res. 1105, providing for consideration of H.J. Res. 102, making
further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2007 (H. Rept.
109-727);
  H.R. 3509, to establish a statute of repose for durable goods used in
a trade or business, with an amendment (H. Rept. 109-728, Pt. 1);
  H.R. 4941, to reform the science and technology programs and
activities of the Department of Homeland Security, with an amendment
(H. Rept. 109-729, Pt. 1);
  H.R. 2567, to amend the Federal Hazardous Substances Act to require
engine coolant and antifreeze to contain a bittering agent so as to
render it unpalatable, with an amendment (H. Rept. 109-730, Pt. 1); and
  H.R. 5316, to reestablish the Federal Emergency Management Agency as
a cabinet-level independent establishment in the executive branch that
is responsible for the Nation's preparedness for, response to, recovery
from, and mitigation against disasters, with amendments (H. Rept. 109-
519, Pt. 1).
Page H9316
  The House agreed to H. Res. 1102, waiving a requirement of clause
6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions
reported from the Committee on Rules and providing for consideration of
motions to suspend the rules, by voice vote after ordering the previous
question.
Pages H8983-84
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the
following measures:
  Authorizing major medical facility projects and major medical
facility leases for the Department of Veterans Affairs for fiscal years
2006 and 2007: S. 3421, amended, to authorize major medical facility
projects and major medical facility leases for the Department of
Veterans Affairs for fiscal years 2006 and 2007;
  Pages H8995-H9019
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To amend title 38, United
States Code, to repeal certain limitations on attorney representation
of claimants for benefits under laws administered by the Secretary of
Veterans Affairs, to expand eligibility for the Survivors' and
Dependents' Educational Assistance Program, to otherwise improve
veterans' benefits, memorial affairs, and healthcare programs, to
enhance information security programs of the Department of Veterans
Affairs, and for other purposes.''.
Page H9019
  Iraq Reconstruction Accountability Act of 2006: S. 4046, to extend
oversight and accountability related to United States reconstruction
funds and efforts in Iraq by extending the termination date of the
Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction--
clearing the measure for the President;
  Pages H9019-22
  Reforming the postal laws of the United States: H.R. 6407, amended,
to reform the postal laws of the United States;
  Pages H9160-82
  Designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located
at 103 East Thompson Street in Thomaston, Georgia, as the ``Sergeant
First Class Robert Lee `Bobby' Hollar, Jr. Post Office Building'': S.
4050, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service
located at 103 East Thompson Street in Thomaston, Georgia, as the
``Sergeant First Class Robert Lee 'Bobby' Hollar, Jr. Post Office
Building''--clearing the measure for the President;
  Pages H9182-83
  Department of State Authorities Act of 2006: H.R. 6060, amended, to
authorize certain activities by the Department of State;
                                                         Pages H9188-91
  Amending the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to extend
a suspension of limitation on the period for which certain borrowers
are eligible for guaranteed assistance: S. 4093, to amend the Farm
Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to extend a suspension of
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period for which certain borrowers are eligible for guaranteed
assistance--clearing the measure for the President;
  Pages H9191-92
  COMPETE Act of 2006: S. 3821, to authorize certain athletes to be
admitted temporarily into the United States to compete or perform in an
athletic league, competition, or performance--clearing the measure for
the President;
  Pages H9197-98
  Amending title 18, United States Code, to prohibit disruptions of
funerals of members or former members of the Armed Forces: S. 4042, to
amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit disruptions of funerals
of members or former members of the Armed Forces--clearing the measure
for the President;
  Pages H9198-99
  Increasing the amount in certain funding agreements relating to
patents and nonprofit organizations to be used for scientific research,
development, and education, and for other purposes: H.R. 6427, to
increase the amount in certain funding agreements relating to patents
and nonprofit organizations to be used for scientific research,
development, and education;
  Pages H9199-H9200
  Authorizing the Secretary of the Army to carry out certain elements
of the project for hurricane and storm damage reduction, Morganza to
the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana: H.R. 6428, authorizing the Secretary of
the Army to carry out certain elements of the project for hurricane and
storm damage reduction, Morganza to the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana;
                                                         Pages H9203-05
  Dam Safety Act of 2006: S. 2735, to amend the National Dam Safety
Program Act to reauthorize the national dam safety program;
                                                         Pages H9205-06
  Providing for correction to the enrollment of H.R. 5946: S. Con. Res.
123, to provide for correction to the enrollment of H.R. 5946;
                                                             Page H9206
  Stevens-Inouye International Fisheries Monitoring and Compliance
Legacy Act of 2006: Concur in Senate amendments to H.R. 5946, to amend
the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to
authorize activities to promote improved monitoring and compliance for
high seas fisheries, or fisheries governed by international fishery
management agreements--clearing the measure for the President;
                                                         Pages H9206-35
  National Institutes of Health Reform Act of 2006: Concur in Senate
amendment to H.R. 6164, to amend title IV of the Public Health Service
Act to revise and extend the authorities of the National Institutes of
Health--clearing the measure for the President;
  Pages H9235-43
  Preventing Harassment through Outbound Number Enforcement Act: H.R.
5304, to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a penalty for
caller ID spoofing; and
  Pages H9192-97, H9302
  Dietary Supplement and Nonprescription Drug Consumer Protection Act:
S. 3546, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect
to serious adverse event reporting for dietary supplements and
nonprescription drugs, by a (\2/3\) yea-and-nay vote of 203 yeas to 98
nays, Roll No. 543.
  Pages H9243-46, H9303-04
Suspensions--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules
and pass the following measures which were debated on Wednesday,
December 6th:
  Expressing support for Lebanon's democratic institutions and
condemning the recent terrorist assassination of Lebanese
parliamentarian and Industry Minister Pierre Amin Gemayel: H. Res.
1088, amended, to express support for Lebanon's democratic institutions
and condemning the recent terrorist assassination of Lebanese
parliamentarian and Industry Minister Pierre Amine Gemayel, by a (\2/
3\) yea-and-nay vote of 408 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No.
531;
  Pages H9023-24
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``Expressing support for
Lebanon's democratic institutions and condemning the recent terrorist
assassination of Lebanese parliamentarian and Industry Minister Pierre
Amine Gemayel.''.
Page H9024
  Condemning in the strongest terms Iran's commitment to hold an
international Holocaust denial conference on December 11-12, 2006: H.
Res. 1091, amended, to condemn in the strongest terms Iran's commitment
to hold an international Holocaust denial conference on December 11-12,
2006, by a (\2/3\) yea and nay vote of 408 yeas with none voting
``nay'', Roll No. 534; and
  Page H9080
  The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measure
which were debated on Thursday, December 7th:
  Belarus Democracy Reauthorization Act of 2006: H.R. 5948, amended, to
reauthorize the Belarus Democracy Act of 2004, by a (\2/3\) yea-and-nay
vote of 397 yeas to 2 nays, Roll No. 537.
  Pages H9088-89
Suspensions--Failed: The House failed to agree to suspend the rules and
pass the following measures:
  Amending title 10, United States Code, to require the Secretary of
Defense to submit to Congress an annual report and to provide notice to
the public on congressional initiatives in funds authorized or made
available to the Department of Defense: H.R. 6375, to amend title 10,
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submit to Congress an annual report and to provide notice to the public
on congressional initiatives in funds authorized or made available to
the Department of Defense, by less than a (\2/3\) yea-and-nay vote of
70 yeas to 330 nays, Roll No. 535. The measure was debated on
yesterday, Thursday, December 7th;
  Page H9081
  Providing for a severance payment for employees of leadership offices
and committees of the House of Representatives who are separated from
employment solely and directly as a result of a change in the party
holding the majority of the membership of the House: H. Res. 1104, to
provide for a severance payment for employees of leadership offices and
committees of the House of representatives who are separated from
employment solely and directly as a result of a change in the party
holding the majority of the membership of the House and
                                                         Pages H9183-88
  Amending the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to require the Federal Trade
Commission to submit to Congress a report on gasoline prices by
November 8, 2005: H.R. 3718, to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to
require the Federal Trade Commission to submit to Congress a report on
gasoline prices by November 8, 2005, by a (\2/3\) yea-and-nay vote of
191 yeas to 108 nays, Roll No. 542.
  Pages H9200-02, H9302-03
Amending the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that the Tax
Court may review claims for equitable innocent spouse relief and to
suspend the running on the period of limitations while such claims are
pending: The House agreed to concur in Senate amendment with an
amendment to H.R. 6111, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to
provide that the Tax Court may review claims for equitable innocent
spouse relief and to suspend the running on the period of limitations
while such claims are pending by a recorded vote of 367 ayes to 45
noes, Roll No. 533.
  Pages H9024-79
  Rejected the Markey motion to amend the House amendment to the Senate
amendment to H.R. 6111 by a recorded vote of 205 ayes to 207 noes, Roll
No. 532.
Pages H9070-79
  H. Res. 1099, the rule relating to consideration of the bill was
agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 247 yeas to 164 nays, Roll No. 530,
after ordering the previous question.
Pages H8989-95, H9022-23
Member Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Gibbons, wherein
he resigned as Representative of the 2nd Congressional District of
Nevada, effective at the close of business on December 31, 2006.
                                                         Pages H9081-82
Modifying temporarily certain rates of duty and make other technical
amendments to the trade laws, to extend certain trade preference
programs: The House passed H.R. 6406, to modify temporarily certain
rates of duty and make other technical amendments to the trade laws, to
extend certain trade preference programs by a recorded vote of 212 ayes
to 184 noes, Roll No. 539.
  Pages H9089-H9146
  Pursuant to section 2 of H. Res. 1100, the text of H.R. 6406, as
passed by the House, will be appended to the engrossment of the House
amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 6111.
Page H9146
  H. Res. 1100, the rule providing for consideration of the bill was
agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 207 yeas to 193 nays, Roll No. 536,
after ordering the previous question.
Pages H9083-88
Henry J. Hyde United States and India Nuclear Cooperation Promotion Act
of 2006--Conference Report: The House agreed to the conference report
on H.R. 5682, to exempt from certain requirements of the Atomic Energy
Act of 1954 a proposed nuclear agreement for cooperation with India, by
a yea-and-nay vote of 330 yeas to 59 nays, Roll No. 541.
                                               Pages H9146-55, H9159-60
  H. Res. 1101, the rule providing for consideration of the conference
report was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 355 yeas to 55 nays, Roll
No. 529, after ordering the previous question.
Pages H8984-88, H9022
Making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2007: The
House agreed to H.J. Res. 102, making further continuing appropriations
for the fiscal year 2007, by a yea and nay vote of 370 yeas to 20 nays,
Roll No. 540.
  Pages H9155-59
  Agreed to H. Res. 1102, waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule
XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from
the Committee on Rules and providing for consideration of motions to
suspend the rules, by voice vote after ordering the previous question.
                                                         Pages H8983-84
  H. Res. 1105, the rule providing for consideration of the bill was
agreed to by voice vote after ordering the previous question.
                                                         Pages H9082-83
Printing of the Rules and Manual of the House for the 110th Congress:
The House agreed to H. Res. 1107, providing for the printing of a
revised edition of the Rules and Manual of the House of Representatives
for the One Hundred Ninth Congress.
  Page H9158
Adjournment Resolution: The House agreed to H. Con. Res. 503, providing
for the sine die adjournment of the One Hundred Ninth Congress, Second
Session.
  Pages H9158-59
  Agreed to H. Con. Res. 502, to correct the enrollment of H.R. 5682.
                                                              Page H9160

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City of Yuma Improvement Act: The House agreed by unanimous consent to
S. 1529, to provide for the conveyance of certain Federal land in the
city of Yuma, Arizona--clearing the measure for the President.
                                                             Page H9250
Eugene Land Conveyance Act: The House agreed by unanimous consent to S.
2150, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Bureau
of Land Management Land to the City of Eugene, Oregon--clearing the
measure for the President.
  Page H9251
Water Infrastructure Revitalization Act: The House agreed by unanimous
consent to concur in Senate amendment to S. 482, to provide
environmental assistance to non-Federal interests in the State of North
Dakota--clearing the measure for the President.
  Page H9251
Holloman Air Force Base Land Exchange Act: The House agreed by
unanimous consent to concur in Senate amendment to H.R. 486, to provide
for a land exchange involving private land and Bureau of Land
Management land in the vicinity of Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico,
for the purpose of removing private land from the required safety zone
surrounding munitions storage bunkers at Holloman Air Force Base--
clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages H9251-52
Blunt Reservoir and Pierre Canal Land Conveyance Act of 2006: The House
agreed by unanimous consent to S. 2205, to direct the Secretary of the
Interior to convey certain parcels of land acquired for the Blunt
Reservoir and Pierre Canal features of the initial stage of the Oahe
Unit, James Division, South Dakota, to the Commission of Schools and
Public Lands and the Department of Game, Fish, and Parks of the State
of South Dakota for the purpose of mitigating lost wildlife habitat, on
the condition that the current preferential leaseholders shall have an
option to purchase the parcels from the Commission--clearing the
measure for the President.
  Pages H9252-53
Water Resources Research Act Amendments of 2006: The House agreed by
unanimous consent to concur in Senate amendment to H.R. 4588, to
reauthorize grants for and require applied water supply research
regarding the water resources research and technology institutes
established under the Water Resources Research Act of 1984--clearing
the measure for the President.
  Page H9253
National Historic Preservation Act Amendments Act of 2006: The House
agreed by unanimous consent to S. 1378, to amend the National Historic
Preservation Act to provide appropriation authorization and improve the
operations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation--clearing
the measure for the President.
  Pages H9253-54
Musconetcong Wild and Scenic Rivers Act: The House agreed by unanimous
consent to S. 1096, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to
designate portions of the Musconetcong River in the State of New Jersey
as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, after
discharging from committee--clearing the measure for the President.
                                                         Pages H9254-55
Supporting the goals and ideals of ``National Teen Dating Violence
Awareness and Prevention Week'': The House agreed by unanimous consent
to H. Res. 1086, to support the goals and ideals of ``National Teen
Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Week'', after discharging from
committee.
  Page H9255
Congratulating the Detroit Shock for winning the 2006 Women's National
Basketball Association Championship: The House agreed by unanimous
consent to H. Con. Res. 488, to congratulate the Detroit Shock for
winning the 2006 Women's National Basketball Association Championship,
after discharging from committee.
  Pages H9255-56
Call Home Act of 2006: The House agreed by unanimous consent to S.
2653, to direct the Federal Communications Commission to make efforts
to reduce telephone rates for Armed Forces personnel deployed
overseas--clearing the measure for the President.
  Page H9256
Supporting the goals and ideals of a National Epidermolysis Bullosa
Awareness Week to raise public awareness and understanding of the
disease and to foster understanding of the impact of the disease on
patients and their families: The House agreed by unanimous consent to
H. Res. 335, to support the goals and ideals of a National
Epidermolysis Bullosa Awareness Week to raise public awareness and
understanding of the disease and to foster understanding of the impact
of the disease on patients and their families, after discharging from
committee.
  Page H9256
Gynecologic Cancer Education and Awareness Act of 2005: The House
agreed by unanimous consent to concur in Senate amendment to H.R. 1245,
to provide for programs to increase the awareness and knowledge of
women and health care providers with respect to gynecologic cancers--
clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages H9256-58
To clarify certain land use in Jefferson County, Colorado: The House
agreed by unanimous consent to S. 4092, to clarify certain land use in
Jefferson County, Colorado--clearing the measure for the President.
                                                         Pages H9258-59

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National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
Reauthorization Act of 2006: The House agreed by unanimous consent to
H.R. 5472, amended, to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide
waivers relating to grants for preventive health measures with respect
to breast and cervical cancers;
  Pages H9259-60
Suspending temporarily the duty on floor coverings and mats of
vulcanized rubber: The House agreed by unanimous consent to S. 3678, to
suspend temporarily the duty on floor coverings and mats of vulcanized
rubber--clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages H9260-75
Undertaking Spam, Spyware, and Fraud Enforcement with Enforcers beyond
Borders Act of 2005: The House agreed by unanimous consent to S. 1608,
amended, to enhance Federal Trade Commission enforcement against
illegal spam, spyware, and cross-border fraud and deception, after
discharging from committee--clearing the measure for the President.
                                                         Pages H9275-82
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2006: The House
agreed by unanimous consent to concur in Senate amendment to H.R. 6143,
to amend title XXVI of the Public Health Service Act to revise and
extend the program for providing life-saving care for those with HIV/
AIDS--clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages H9282-96
Christopher Reeve Paralysis Act: The House agreed by unanimous consent
to H.R. 1554, amended, to enhance and further research into paralysis
and to improve rehabilitation and the quality of life for persons
living with paralysis and other physical disabilities.
  Pages H9296-99
Treating payments by charitable organizations with respect to certain
firefighters as exempt payments: The House agreed by unanimous consent
to H.R. 6429, to treat payments by charitable organizations with
respect to certain firefighters as exempt payments, after discharging
from committee.
  Pages H9299-H9300
Providing authority for restoration of the Social Security Trust Funds
from the effects of a clerical error: The House agreed by unanimous
consent to S. 4091, to provide authority for restoration of the Social
Security Trust Funds from the effects of a clerical error--clearing the
measure for the President.
  Page H9300
District of Columbia and United States Territories Circulating Quarter
Dollar Program Act: The House agreed by unanimous consent to H.R. 3885,
amended, to provide for a circulating quarter dollar coin program to
honor the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam,
American Samoa, the United States Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth
of the Northern Mariana Islands, after discharging from committee.
                                                         Pages H9300-02
Commemorating the one-year anniversary of the November 9, 2005,
terrorist attacks in Amman, Jordan: The House agreed by unanimous
consent to H. Res. 1095, to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the
November 9, 2005, terrorist attacks in Amman, Jordan, after discharging
from committee.
  Page H9302
PREEMIE Act: House agreed by unanimous consent to S. 707, amended, to
reduce preterm labor and delivery and the risk of pregnancy-related
deaths and complications due to pregnancy, and to reduce infant
mortality caused by prematurity.
  Pages H9304-06
Committee to Notify the President: The House agreed to H. Res. 1108,
providing for a committee of two Members to be appointed by the House
to join a similar committee appointed by the Senate, to wait upon the
President to inform him that the two Houses have completed their
business of the session and are ready to adjourn, unless the President
has some other communication to make to them. Subsequently the Speaker
appointed Majority Leader Boehner and Minority Leader Pelosi to the
committee.
  Page H9306
Extension of Remarks: Agreed that the Chairman and ranking minority
Member of each standing committee and each subcommittee be permitted to
extend their remarks in the Record, up to and including the Record's
last publication, and to include a summary of the work of that
committee or subcommittee.
  Pages H9306-07
  Also agreed that Members may have until publication of the last
edition of the Congressional Record authorized for the Second Session
of the One Hundred Ninth Congress by the Joint Committee on Printing to
revise and extend their remarks and to include brief, related
extraneous material on any matter occurring before the adjournment of
the Second Session Sine Die.
Page H9307
  Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns on this
legislative day pursuant to this order, it adjourn to meet on the third
Constitutional day thereafter, unless it sooner has received a message
from the Senate transmitting it's concurrence in House Resolution 503,
in which case the House shall stand adjourned pursuant to that
concurrent resolution.
Page H9307
Calendar Wednesday: Agreed to dispense with the Calendar Wednesday
business of Wednesday, December 13, 2006.
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Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he
appointed Representative Boehner, Wolf and Tom Davis of Virginia to act
as Speaker pro tempore to sign enrolled bills and joint resolutions
through the remainder of the second session of the One Hundred Ninth
Congress.
  Page H9307
United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission--
Appointment: The Chair appointed Mr. Larry Wortzel, Williamsburg,
Virginia, for a term that expires December 31, 2008.
  Page H9307
Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention--
Appointment: The Chair appointed Ms. Adele I. Grubbs of Georgia, for a
one-year term. In addition the reappointment of Ms. Pamela F. Rodriguez
of Illinois to a three-year term.
  Page H9307
Board of Visitors to the United States Air Force Academy--Appointment:
The Chair announced the appointment of Mr. Terry Isaacson on the part
of the House to the Board of Visitors to the United States Air Force
Academy.
  Page H9307
Senate Message: Messages received from the Senate today appear on pages
H8988-89, H9080, H9089, H9146, H9197, and H9235.
Senate Referrals: S. Con. Res. 123, S. 997, S. 1120, S. 1529, S. 1535,
S. 1548, S. 2003, S. 2054, S. 2150, S. 2205, S. 2373, S. 2403, S. 4113,
S. 2141 and S. 4115 were held at the desk.
Quorum Calls--Votes: One Quorum Call (Roll No. 538) and ten yea-and-nay
votes and three recorded votes developed during the proceedings of
today and appear on pages H9022, H9022-23, H9023-24, H9078-79, H9079,
H9080, H9081, H9087-88, H9088, H9140, H9145-46, H9159, H9159-60, H9303,
and H9303-04.
Adjournment: The House met at 9:30 a.m. Friday, December 8th and at
3:17 a.m. Saturday, December 9th, pursuant to the previous order of the
House of today, the House stands adjourned until 4 p.m. on Wednesday,
December 13, 2006, unless it sooner has received a message from the
Senate transmitting its concurrence in H. Con. Res. 503, in which case
the House shall stand adjourned sine die pursuant to that concurrent
resolution.

Committee Meetings
CONTINUING FURTHER APPROPRIATIONS FISCAL YEAR 2007
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a closed rule providing 1
hour of debate in the House on H.J. Res. 102, Making continuing further
appropriations for fiscal year 2007, equally divided and controlled by
the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on
Appropriations. The rule waives all points of order against
consideration of the joint resolution. The rule provides one motion to
recommit the joint resolution. Testimony was heard from Chairman Lewis.

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                          Next Meeting of the SENATE
                         12 Noon, Thursday, January 4


                             Senate Chamber
Program for Thursday: Senate will convene the first session of the
110th Congress

                 Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                             Thursday, January 4


                             House Chamber
Program for Thursday: To be announced.
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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE

Abercrombie, Neil, Hawaii, E2227
Barton, Joe, Tex., E2206
Becerra, Xavier, Calif., E2198
Berkley, Shelley, Nev., E2199
Blackburn, Marsha, Tenn., E2203
Boehlert, Sherwood, N.Y., E2206
Bonner, Jo, Ala., E2193, E2195, E2199, E2217, E2228
Boren, Dan, Okla., E2201, E2201
Brady, Kevin, Tex., E2203
Burgess, Michael C., Tex., E2202, E2223
Buyer, Steve, Ind., E2209, E2212, E2215
Carson, Julia, Ind., E2229
Conyers, John, Jr., Mich., E2214, E2235
Cramer, Robert E. (Bud), Jr., Ala., E2202
Crowley, Joseph, N.Y., E2225, E2227
Davis, Danny K., Ill., E2228
Davis, Jim, Fla., E2198
Davis, Jo Ann, Va., E2219
Dingell, John D., Mich., E2203
Ehlers, Vernon J., Mich., E2200
Emanuel, Rahm, Ill., E2225, E2226
Farr, Sam, Calif., E2210
Fox, Virginia, N.C., E2194, E2236
Frank, Barney, Mass., E2197
Garrett, Scott, N.J., E2223
Gillmor, Paul E., Ohio, E2198, E2204
Gordon, Bart, Tenn., E2190
Granger, Kay, Tex., E2201
Grijalva, Raul M., Ariz., E2197
Hall, Ralph M., Tex., E2208, E2211, E2214, E2216, E2218, E2220, E2222,
E2224, E2225
Hensarling, Jeb, Tex., E2200
Hobson, David L., Ohio, E2193
Hoyer, Steny H., Md., E2225, E2226
Inglis, Bob, S.C., E2237
Issa, Darrell E., Calif., E2207
Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E2230
Johnson, Timothy V., Ill., E2234
Jones, Stephanie Tubbs, Ohio, E2226, E2236
Kind, Ron, Wisc., E2190
LaHood, Ray, Ill., E2217
Lee, Barbara, Calif., E2228, E2236
Lewis, Jerry, Calif., E2219
Lewis, Ron, Ky., E2210, E2214
Lipinski, Daniel, Ill., E2190
Lowey, Nita M., N.Y., E2202, E2203, E2207
Lynch, Stephen F., Mass., E2200
McHenry, Patrick T., N.C., E2208
McIntyre, Mike, N.C., E2224
McKeon, Howard P. ``Buck'', Calif., E2219
McKinney, Cynthia A., Ga., E2191, E2208
McNulty, Michael R., N.Y., E2200
Manzullo, Donald A., Ill., E2229
Meek, Kendrick B., Fla., E2221
Moran, James P., Va., E2222
Moran, Jerry, Kans., E2192, E2195
Musgrave, Marilyn N., Colo., E2209, E2212
Myrick, Sue Wilkins, N.C., E2218
Norton, Eleanor Holmes, D.C., E2190, E2227
Norwood, Charlie, Ga., E2197
Nussle, Jim, Iowa, E2231
Oberstar, James L., Minn., E2222
Owens, Major R., N.Y., E2229
Pallone, Frank, Jr., N.J., E2220
Pickering, Charles W. ``Chip'', Miss., E2210, E2216
Porter, Jon C., Nev., E2209, E2212, E2215, E2218
Pryce, Deborah, Ohio, E2196
Putnam, Adam H., Fla., E2235
Rogers, Mike, Ala., E2207
Rothman, Steven R., N.J., E2198
Schakowsky, Janice D., Ill., E2233, E2235
Schmidt, Jean, Ohio, E2201, E2230
Schwartz, Allyson Y., Pa., E2207
Scott, Robert C., Va., E2202
Sessions, Pete, Tex., E2203
Shuster, Bill, Pa., E2217
Smith, Christopher H., N.J., E2212
Souder, Mark E., Ind., E2211, E2236
Spratt, John M., Jr., S.C., E2230
Stupak, Bart, Mich., E2233
Tancredo, Thomas G., Colo., E2223
Taylor, Gene, Miss., E2197, E2235
Tiahrt, Todd, Kans., E2207, E2231
Tiberi, Patrick J., Ohio, E2223
Towns, Edolphus, N.Y., E2189, E2194
Turner, Michael R., Ohio, E2199
Udall, Tom, N.M., E2220
Velazquez, Nydia M., N.Y., E2190, E2195, E2198
Walden, Greg, Ore., E2234
Watt, Melvin L., N.C., E2200
Westmoreland, Lynn A., Mac, Ga., E2210, E2214, E2216, E2218
Wexler, Robert, Fla., E2221
Wolf, Frank R., Va., E2224
Woolsey, Lynn C., Calif., E2237

								
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