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Events and Meetings



June 14, 2013 (Friday)


9:30a Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing "Examining the Federal Government's Response to the Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis."

10:30a Meet Girl Scout troop in CVC before tour

June 13, 2013 (Thursday)

9:00a Democratic Whip Meeting

10:00a Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power hearing "The Fiscal Year 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Budget."

12:00p Tony Wolz, TechServe Alliance (formerly NACCB)

1:30p Anita Arnold, DO, FACC, Tampa cardiologist

3:30p Celebration honoring John Dingell as longest serving member in Congress

4:30p Colin Martinez

June 12, 2013 (Wednesday)

9:00a Democratic Caucus

10:00a Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing "The Need for Medicaid Reform: A State Perspective."

1:00p Budget Committe - 2013 Department of Defense budget: The Honorable Charles T. Hagel, Secretary, Department of Defense and General Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

3:30p Florida teen girls from UN Foundation's Girls Up Campaign

4:00p Jeff Johnson, AARP Florida State Director

June 11, 2013 (Tuesday)

10:00a Meeting and Tour of Tampa International Airport with Joe Lopano

3:45p National Cable Show Tour

5:00p Classified Members Briefing Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Developments

6:30p Votes


June 10, 2013 (Monday)

10:00a HART Metro North South Ribbon Cutting

June 7, 2013 (Friday)


3:00p Call with CDC Director Dr. Frieden

June 6, 2013 (Thursday)

8:30a Florida Bipartisan Delegation Meeting on Tourism in the State of Florida

9:00a Democratic Whip Meeting

June 5, 2013 (Wednesday)

9:00a Democratic Caucus

10:00a Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee - hearing "Reforming SGR: Prioritizing Quality in a Modernized Physician Payment System."

2:00p Charles Dewey - fellow at American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Young Executive Program

2:30p  Col. Scott DeThomas, Commander 6th Air Mobility Wing MAFB

3:30p SCUBAnauts Interntional - St. Pete, FL - A group of 8 students with parents re: Capitol Ocean Week, ocean-related policy

June 4, 2013 (Tuesday)

9:00a Democratic Caucus

11:00a Robert Hoye, constituent and owner of Hoye's pharmacy

11:30a Matt McCarthy, USF Doctoral Student - Marine Science

12:00p DCCC Women Lead Luncheon

2:00p Bob Asztalos and FHCA members

2:30p Florida Delegation Meeting with Cindy Mann, CMS

5:00p Call with Joe Lopano

June 3, 2013 (Monday)

9:30a Office meeting: Randy Drose/TPA NATCA Pres.

4:00p Melvin E. Woodward, Jr. and Steve Womack - WW Healthcare Consultants, LLC

6:30p Votes

7:00p National Association of Broadcaster "Service to Community Award for Television" - presentation to WFTS Tampa

May 31, 2013 (Friday)

10:30a Meeting with Alex Glenn - President Duke Energy Florida
at Duke HQ

12:00p Lunch with Commissioner Susan Latvala

2:00p Congressional Badge of Bravery ceremony

May 30, 2013 (Thursday)

10:00a Brighthouse Tour

1:00p Tour of Havana Exhibition with Brooke Melendi


May 29, 2013 (Wednesday)

11:00a Office meeting: Ron Christaldi and Dana Ludwig

11:30a Office meeting: Steve Saladino

12:30p Lunch with MaryAnn Ferenc

May 24, 2013 (Friday)


10:00a Downtown Partnership annual meeting video shoot

May 23, 2013 (Thursday)

9:00a Democratic Whip Meeting

9:30a Speak on student loan rule

10:00a Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing "Examining Drug Compounding."

May 22, 2013 (Wednesday)

9:00a Democratic Caucus - ACA Implementation toolkit

10:00a Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing "Examining SAMHSA's Role in Delivering Services to the Severely Mentally Ill."

1:00p Dr. Jason Goldman, American College of Physicians; Constituent Dr. Keely Fischbach; Dr. Himangi Kaushal; Dr. John Langdon; and Internal Medicine Residents: Drs. Joao Braghiroli, Keely Fischbach, & Tulisa LaRocca

1:30p Florida members from Ambulatory Surgery Center Association

2:20p Alex Sanchez and Florida bank CEO's

4:00p Call with Bruce Rueben, Florida Hospital Association

May 21, 2013 (Tuesday)

9:00a Democratic Caucus

10:00a Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing "Cyber Threats and Security Solutions."

11:00a Scott Price of Tampa, Chairman Florida Institute of CPAs

1:00p Brian Carrier, National Air Traffic Controllers Association

1:30p constituents from National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO)

2:00p Ronnie Duncan, Tampa Bay Regional Transport Authority, Board Chairman
Jim Kimbrough, TBARTA Board Vice Chairman (Chairman & CEO, SunTrust Bank Nature Coast)
Commissioner Rebecca Bays (Citrus County), TBARTA Board Member and Chairman, Legislative Committee
Councilman Jeff Danner (City of St. Petersburg), TBARTA Board Member, and Legislative Committee Member
Bob Clifford, TBARTA Executive Director

3:00p Joey Henderson, Florida Home Partnership

3:30p FL14 doctors - American College of ER Physicians

May 20, 2013 (Monday)

3:30p Rep. McGovern meeting with Josefina Vidal, director of the North America Section of the Cuban Foreign Ministry

4:00p Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations- "Health Insurance Premiums Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act."

4:30p Meeting: Catherine Peek McEwen

6:30p Votes

May 18, 2013 (Saturday)
12:00p Progress Village Family Fun Day

6:00p The Lawyer's Autism Awareness Foundation
Cocktails for a Cause

May 16, 2013 (Thursday)

9:00a Whip Meeting

10:00a Energy and Commerce - Subcommittees on Energy and Power and Environment and the Economy joint hearing "The Fiscal Year 2014 Environmental Protection Agency Budget."

11:00a Committee on Energy and Commerce Democratic Member Briefing on Impact of Affordable Care Act on Small Businesses

1:00p Kevin McCarty, Commissioner of Insurance for Florida

1:30p Joe Lopano, CEO of TIA

2:00p Kiersten Downs - USF Doctoral student, president of USF's chapter of Student Veterans of America

3:00p Eric Draper, Fl. Audubon Executive Director

4:30p Meeting: Monica Russo, SEIU

May 15, 2013 (Wednesday)

8:45a Address Blue Vision Summit

9:00a Democratic Caucus

10:00a Markup: H.R. 271, Resolving Environmental and Grid Reliability Conflicts Act of 2013; H.R. 1407, Animal Drug User Fee Amendments of 2013, as amended by the Subcommittee on Health; and H.R. 1919, Safeguarding America's Pharmaceuticals Act of 2013

1:00p Steve Miron, CEO Brighthouse

1:30p Jr. League of Tampa re: Human Trafficking issues

2:00p Jack Rodriguez, Greater Tampa Association of Realtors

2:30p Marine Conservation Institute

3:30p The National Fisheries Institute

4:00p Jeff Shuman, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Quest Diagnostics; Faith Cristol, Director of Fed Govt Affairs

May 14, 2013 (Tuesday)

6:30p Votes

May 13, 2013 (Monday)

9:30a Meet with Florida Gulf Coast Building and Construction Trades Council

11:00a Tampa Family Health Centers Ribbon Cutting

2:30p Meet with Dr. Klasko, USF Health

May 10, 2013 (Friday)

8:00a Mitchell Elementary Annual Women's Bobcat Breakfast

9:45a Speaking to Robinson High School American Gov't classes

12:00p Lunch with Harry Cohen

May 9, 2013 (Thursday)

9:00a Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power hearing "American Energy Security and Innovation: Grid Reliability Challenges in a Shifting Energy Resource Landscape."

11:00a Meeting with NOAA re: Nancy Foster relocation

1:00p McDonalds franchise owners in FL14

1:30p Lisa Bublinec, constituent - ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis / Lou Gehrig's disease) Association Florida Chapter

May 8, 2013 (Wednesday)

9:00a Markup: H.R. 1407 and H.R. ## to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the pharmaceutical distribution supply chain

10:30a Joint Meeting of Congress with the President of the Republic of Korea

1:00p American Land Title Association

1:30p Rocky Jenkins and Major Ogilvie, National Concrete Masonry Association

2:00p Bob Clark, Christian Science churches in Florida; Ed Harper; Linda Osmundson, Executive Director, CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse)

2:30p constituent representatives from Suncoast Utility Contractors Association

3:00p Commissioner Heyman re: Identity Theft Bill

4:00p HUD Meeting with Rep. Brown re: closures

4:30p Yasmina Vinci, Executive Director of the National Head Start Association

May 7, 2013 (Tuesday)

9:00a Democratic Caucus

10:00a Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power hearing "U.S. Energy Abundance: Exports and the Changing Global Energy Landscape."

11:00a Florida Cable Executives

1:00p Skip Volkle, Foss Marine Holdings

1:30p Dennis Manelli, President, and Neil McManus, Vice-President - Port of Tampa Propeller Club

2:00p Tracy Leduc - National Breast Cancer Coalition

3:00p Wayne Finley, Office of the Mayor (Bill Foster)

May 6, 2013 (Monday)

4:30p Adam Szubin, Director of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

5:40p Hardball with Chris Matthews

6:30p Votes

May 3, 2013 (Friday)

12:00p Lunch with Bob Clarke

May 2, 2013 (Thursday)

10:00a Progress Village One on One
Shekinah Glory Church

12:00p Athena Lunch

2:00p Tampa Bay Times Ed Board

May 1, 2013 (Wednesday)

10:30a DTCC Tour

1:00p Cuba Policy Meeting

April 30, 2013 (Tuesday)

10:00a Headstart Press Conference

11:45a Lunch with Jose Valiente

April 29, 2013 (Monday)

8:00a Plant High School - Art Competition Winner

10:00a Bill Wagner and Camila Cremata

10:30a Meeting: Dr. Petit (Hills Society of Optometrists)

11:00a Meeting with Councilman Reddick

1:00p Tour of District with Councilwoman Montellione

5:30p George Edgecomb Bar Association's Annual Scholarship Banquet


April 26, 2013 (Friday)

9:00a Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing "Does HIPAA Help or Hinder Patient Care and Public Safety?"

9:30a Berkeley Prep and Plant High students -

9:30a Classified Member-Only Briefing on Syria and North Korea

3:00p Last Votes

April 25, 2013 (Thursday)

7:40a Jack Harris Radio Show

9:00a Democratic Whip Meeting
Guest:
Neal Wolin,
Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury

9:00a Meeting with Berta Soler - Leader of the Ladies in White with Rep. Joe Garcia

9:45a St. Mary's Students picture on the steps

10:00a Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing "Securing Our Nation's Prescription Drug Supply Chain.

11:45a Planned Parenthood of FL

1:30p Mortgage Bankers Association

2:00p Call with Ricardo Zuniga, White House Senior Director of Western Hemisphere Affairs

2:45p Photo with Academy Prep on Capitol Steps

3:15p Nicole Bivens Collinson, President and Tom Glaser, VP - VF Corp

4:00p Florida Ports Caucus Inaugural Members Meeting: Boosting Florida's Exports and Creating Maritime Jobs

April 24, 2013 (Wednesday)


9:00a Democratic Caucus

10:00a Budget Committee Hearing Title: STATE OF THE HIGHWAY TRUST FUND: LONG-TERM SOLUTIONS FOR SOLVENCY

10:00a Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing "The Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight and the Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act"

12:30p U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District

1:00p Roy and Shannon Sweatman, National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) and Precision Metalforming Association (PMA)

1:30p Energy and Commerce Democratic Member Briefing with HHS on ACA Implementation

3:00p Tri Delta students and members

April 23, 2013 (Tuesday)

3:00p Jaime Estremera-Fitzgerald, Area Agency on Aging / Your Aging Resource Center

4:30p Meeting: Sarah Stephens

5:00p Classified Member-Only Briefing on Boston Bombings

6:30p Votes

April 21, 2013 (Sunday)

4:00p Take Back the Night

April 19, 2013 (Friday)


8:00a Breast Feeding Summit at St. Joseph's Hospital

11:00a Deepwater Horizon 3rd Anniversary Press Conference/ Gulf Restoration/RESTORE

2:15p Call with HUD Deputy Secretary Maurice Jones

April 18, 2013 (Thursday)

9:00a Democratic Whip Meeting

10:00a Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing "A Financial Review of the Department of Health and Human Services and Its FY 2014 Budget."

10:30a Health Care Innovation Task Force Member Roundtable

April 17, 2013 (Wednesday)

9:00a Energy and Commerce Full Committee Markup
H.R. 1549, Helping Sick Americans Now Act;
H.R.___, a bill to affirm the policy of the United States regarding Internet governance; and
H.R. 3, Northern Route Approval Act.

10:30a Meeting: IRS Beth Tucker

1:30p Meeting: Kelly Smith, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group - Gorki De Los Santos, Coca-Cola

3:00p Jamie Slatton, CEO, Buddy's Home Furnishings

4:00p Mike Mitchell, Publix

6:00p Akilah Institute for Women event: Scaling our Impact in 2013

April 16, 2013 (Tuesday)

9:00a Democratic Caucus

10:00a Budget Committee hearing: THE PRESIDENT'S FISCAL YEAR 2014 REVENUE AND ECONOMIC POLICY PROPOSALS. Witness: Secretary Jacob Lew

10:00a Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing "A Continuing Investigation into the Fungal Meningitis Outbreak and Whether It Could Have Been Prevented"

11:30a Meeting: AIPAC, Melissa Bohrer

1:00p Mike Myhre and Cheryl Kirby, Florida Small Business Development Center Network

1:30p Dr. Sudeep Vyapari Director, Institute of Florida Studies Sustainability Coordinator, Hillsborough Community College

2:00p Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power markup H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act

3:00p Florida Beer Wholesalers Association

3:30p Christopher Card, COO of Lutheran Services Florida

4:00p Meeting: Bruce Weiner, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

4:30p Classified Member Only Briefing on Cyber Threats and Reponses

5:00p  Congressional Reception Celebrating the Humanities Guest of Honor: Natasha Trethewey, United States Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry and Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing Director, Creative Writing Program Emory University

6:30p Softball Team Potluck dinner with the Press Team

April 15, 2013 (Monday)

6:30p Votes

April 9, 2013 (Tuesday)

10:00a Dedication Ceremony for Rev. Abe Brown Post Office

April 3, 2013 - April 6, 2013

Fact-Finding trip to Havana, Cuba

April 1, 2013 (Monday)

10:00a Moffitt - speak with researchers and tour

1:30p Office meeting: Jean Mayer and Deana Nelson/TGH

3:00p Call Ray McGrath


March 28, 2013 (Thursday)

10:00a Tour - Tampa Tank, Inc./Florida Structural Steel

11:30a Meeting: Bill Hauf

1:30p  Rebuilding Tampa Bay Tour - Tampa Heights


March 27, 2013 (Wednesday)

9:00a Fox 13 - Tax credits interview

10:00a Leto High School site visit - Susan Valdes

12:00p 3rd Annual Spring Fling Fashion Show


March 26, 2013 (Tuesday)

10:00a Families USA press call

10:30a Office meeting - Joyce Hamilton Henry/ACLU Tampa Director

11:00a Office meeting - Gen. Diehl, Gen. Lichte

11:45a Office meeting - Louis Finney/Hillsborough County HeadStart


March 25, 2013 (Monday)

10:30a Bay Pines Tour

7:15p Boy Scout Troop 4 - speaking to troop
Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church


March 22, 2013 (Friday)

9:00a US Central Command Change of Command

6:00p Rapprochement with Cuba: Good for Tampa, Good for Florida, Good for America


March 21, 2013 (Thursday)


9:00a Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing "Health Information Technologies: Administration Perspectives on Innovation and Regulation" - 2322 Rayburn

9:00a Democratic Whip Meeting

10:00a Meeting: Bobby Newman and Mike Copperman

10:30a Votes
1) Adoption of H.Con.Res. 25 – The Republican Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution (Rep. Ryan (WI) – Budget)
2) Senate Amendment to H.R. 933 – Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Rep. Rogers (KY) – Appropriations)
3) Journal Vote
11:00a AIA Tampa Bay - Kim Headland, chapter president, David Hugglestone, VP and Dawn Mages, Executive Director

12:15p Paul Anderson, CEO Tampa Port Authority

1:00p Bridget Mahoney, Instructor & Doctoral Student at USF re: Tampa Bay Area Writing Project

1:30p Andy Behrman, CEO - Florida Assoc of Community Health Centers

March 20, 2013 (Wednesday)

10:00a Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing "Health Information Technologies: How Innovation Benefits Patients."

11:30a Meeting: Florida Firefighters

1:00p Meeting: Nuclear Regulatory Commission

2:00p Conference call with Director Cindy Mann, CMS

2:15p Votes
1) Mulvaney Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute (Senate Budget)
2) Fudge/Scott (VA)/Moore/Lee (CA) Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute (Congressional Black Caucus)
3) Grijalva/Ellison/Edwards/Lee (CA)/McDermott/Pocan/Schakowsky Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute (Congressional Progressive Caucus)

2:30p Jack Kolosky, Moffitt COO and Richard Ballard, CEO University of Miami's Sylvester Cancer Center

3:00p Briefing: The New Miami-Cuba Dynamic: Is It a Game Changer?

3:00p ResCare Corporate (ResCare management team supports Pinellas County Job Corps Center)

3:30p Maggie Osborn, Vice President for Florida Philanthropic Network Foundation, Mark Pritchett Sr. VP for Community Investment, Gulf Coast Community Foundation

3:45p Votes
1) Woodall (GA)/Scalise (LA) Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute (RSC Budget)
4:00p Michael Kujawa - Trak Microwave Corporation

5:00p Votes
1) Van Hollen Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute (Democratic Alternative Budget)

March 19, 2013 (Tuesday)

9:00a Democratic Caucus

10:30a Yoani Sanchez briefing

12:45p Meet Berkeley Prep students

1:00p Rick Wolfe, Tampa Bay chapter of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

1:30p Darrell Irions, CEO, Chairperson Joseph Lettelleir and Vice Chairperson Harry Harvey of the St. Petersburg Housing Authority Board of Commissioners

2:00p Lanette Dumas, critical care nurse re: nursing priorities and healthcare system

2:15p Elizabeth Kostas-Polston, Assistant Professor of Nursing at USF, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Veteran. re: nursing and health policy

2:15p Votes
1) Motion on Ordering the Previous Question on the Rule
2) H.Res. 122 – Rule providing for consideration of both H.Con.Res. 25 – The Republican Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution and H.Res. 115 – Providing for the Expenses of Certain Committees of the House of Representatives in the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress
3) Journal Vote
2:30p Home Care Association of Florida

3:30p David Boudreaux, University of South Florida Health - American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

3:45p Votes
1) Adoption of H.Res. 115 – Providing for the Expenses of Certain Committees of the House of Representatives in the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress (Rep. Miller (MI) – House Administration)

4:45p CMS - Competitive Bidding Meeting


March 14, 2013 (Thursday)

9:00a Democratic Whip Meeting

10:00a Meeting Cuban Interests Section - Jose R. Cabanas

11:00a Rep. Van Hollen meeting with advocacy groups about health care and Ryan budget

11:30a Dale Ison, GM of Florida Structural Steel in Tampa

1:00p National Association of Chain Drug Stores

1:00p Dems Budget Member meeting re: Democratic Alternative and Preparation for the Floor

2:00p Democratic Caucus - Guest: President Barack H. Obama


March 13, 2013 (Wednesday)

8:50a Democratic Caucus

9:30a Meeting: Councilman Suarez and Councilman Cohen

10:00a Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Hearing "DOE Management and Oversight of Its Nuclear Weapons Complex: Lessons of the Y-12 Security Failure."

10:15a Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing "Obamacare's Impact on Jobs."

10:30a Meeting: International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)
President and CEO of IAAPA, Paul Noland, Barbara Heffernan, Busch Gardens/SeaWorld, John McReynolds, Universal, Mark Brisson Fun Spot, John Handy of the Atlanta Aquarium

10:30a - 11:30 pm Budget Committee Markup

12:00p The Bay Area Apartment Association

1:30p Tom McLain - BioFlorida

2:00p Stuart Rogel, President Tampa Bay Partnership , Mike Ketchum, Central Florida Partnership

3:00p Votes
1) Motion on Ordering the Previous Question on the Rule
2) H.Res. 107 – Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 890 – Preserving Work Requirements for Welfare Programs Act of 2013
3) Journal Vote

5:00p Votes
1) Democratic Motion to Recommit H.R. 890
2) Final Passage of H.R. 890 – “Preserving Work Requirements for Welfare Programs Act of 2013” (Rep. Camp – Ways and Means)
3) Motion to Adjourn –


March 12, 2013 (Tuesday)

6:30p Votes
1) H.R. 1035 – To require a study of voluntary community-based flood insurance options and how such options could be incorporated into the national flood insurance program, and for other purposes (Rep. Moore – Financial Services)

7:30p Center for Democracy in Americas book presentation "Women's Work: Gender Equality in Cuba and the Role of Women Building Cuba's Future"


March 6, 2013 (Wednesday)

10:15a Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing "Saving Seniors and Our Most Vulnerable Citizens from an Entitlement Crisis."

11:00a Erin and Lillian Aebel re: American Diabetes Association

11:30a Votes
1) Motion on Ordering the Previous Question on the Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 933
2) H.Res. 99 – Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 933 – Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013
1:00p Carolyn Jackson, National Fragile X Foundation

1:30p Votes
1) Democratic Motion to Recommit H.R. 933
2) Final Passage of H.R. 933 – Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Rep. Rogers (KY) – Appropriations)
2:30p Florida Association of Broadcasters


March 5, 2013 (Tuesday)


8:50a Democratic Caucus

10:00a Delta Sigma Theta Sorority - Lynette Judge

10:00a Energy and Commerce - Subcommittee on Energy and Power Hearing "American Energy Security and Innovation: The Role of a Diverse Electricity Generation Portfolio"

10:15a Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee forum "After Newtown: A National Conversation on Violence and Severe Mental Illness."

1:15p St. Johns School Group Tour/Galleries

2:00p Meeting: AIPAC constituents

2:15p Votes
1) H.R. 668 – To amend section 1105(a) of title 31, United States Code, to require that annual budget submissions of the President to Congress provide an estimate of the cost per taxpayer of the deficit, and for other purposes (Rep. Messer – Budget)
2) H.R. 338 – The Stop Tobacco Smuggling in the Territories Act of 2013 (Rep. Faleomavaega – Judiciary)
2:30p Astrid Mondaca, MD & Robert Yelverton, MD - American College of Obstetricians and Gynocologists

3:00p Steven Perman American Chiropractic Association and the Florida Chiropractic Association

3:00p Budget Committee Members Meeting Preparation for Markup of the 2014 Budget Resolution

4:30p Meeting: Amscot, Ian Andrew MacKechnie


March 4, 2013 (Monday)

9:30a Medicare Expansion Event at Tampa General Hospital

2:30p Library of Congress Veterans History Project Presentation

3:30p Commissioner Heyman re: Identity Theft Act

6:30p Votes
1) Senate Amendment to H.R. 307 – Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013 (Rep. Rogers (MI) – Energy and Commerce)

March 1, 2013 (Friday)

10:00a Housing Roundtable - Owner Home Rehab with Rep. Betty Reed

February 28, 2013 (Thursday)

9:00a Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power and the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy will hold a joint hearing "The Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Policy and Governance Challenges."

11:15a Votes
1) Republican Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute
2) Democratic Motion to Recommit S. 47
3) Final Passage of S. 47 – The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (Sen. Leahy – Judiciary)
12:00p Mr. Fred Simmons & Dr. Jorge Navas of Clearwater Cardiovascular and Intervental Consultants

12:30p John Ruffier and constituents, Human Rights Campaign

February 27, 2013 (Wednesday)

10:15a Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing "Fostering Innovation to Fight Waste, Fraud and Abuse in Health Care."

11:00a Statue Dedication of Rosa Parks

1:00p League of Southeastern Credit Unions and Florida credit union advocates

1:30p Lt. Col. Glenn Sutphin & Staff Sgt. Jackson Handley, Florida Department of Military Affairs

2:00p Meeting: Kimberly Guy, COO of St. Joseph's Children's and Women's Hospitals and Keri Eisenbeis

2:30p Jerry Hall, Executive Board Member with the Florida Alliance of Home Care Services (FAHCS)

3:00p Kelly Davis, Tampa Chapter of National Asso. of Health Underwriters

3:15p Votes
1) Motion on Ordering the Previous Question on the Rule providing for consideration of S. 47
2) H.Res. 83 – Rule providing for consideration of S. 47 – The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
3) Journal Vote
February 26, 2013 (Tuesday)

8:50a Democratic Caucus

10:00a Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power hearing "American Energy Security and Innovation: An Assessment of Private-Sector Successes and Opportunities in Energy Efficient Technologies."

12:00p Meeting: General Paul Selva, Commander of Air Force, Air Mobility Command

1:00p National Treasury Employees Union - George Carpenter, Benjamin Latorre, Ronald Reid

1:00p Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Bipartisan Discussion on Background Checks

1:30p Dr. Alfred Aleguas, Director, Dr. Lewis Younger, Med. Director - Florida Poison Control Center in Tampa

2:00p Witold Ostrenko, President, MOSI

2:30p AIDS United - AIDSWatch constituents

3:00p Votes
1) Republican Motion to Adjourn
2) H.Res. 77 – Academic Competition Resolution of 2013 (Rep. Miller (MI) – House Administration) Suspension bill
3) Journal Vote

3:45p Meeting: Dr. Yogi Goswami

February 25, 2013 (Monday)

4:30p Allison Burden and family visit

4:45p All Childrens Dr. Jonathan Ellen and the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Chief Dr. George Dover

6:30p Votes
1) Journal Vote
2) H.R. 667 – To redesignate the Dryden Flight Research Center as the Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center and the Western Aeronautical Test Range as the Hugh L. Dryden Aeronautical Test Range (Rep. McCarthy (CA) – Science, Space, and Technology) Suspension bill
February 22, 2013 (Friday)

11:30a Black History Month Celebration Lunch

February 21, 2013 (Thursday)

10:00a Job Fair at St. Petersburg Coliseum

12:30p Lunch with Chris Steinocher

2:00p PSTA Hybrid Bus event


February 19, 2013 (Tuesday)

10:00a Outreach for Job Fair

12:00p Lunch with Ernest Hooper

February 15, 2013 (Friday)

11:00a Votes
1)      Adjournment Resolution (H.Con.Res. 15) – To provide for the House to adjourn for another District Work Period. 

2)      Final Passage of H.R. 273 – To eliminate the 2013 statutory pay adjustment for Federal employees (Rep. DeSantis – Oversight and Government Reform)

3)      H.Res. 65 – Condemning the Government of North Korea for its flagrant and repeated violations of multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions, for its repeated provocations that threaten international peace and stability, and for its February 12, 2013, test of a nuclear device (Rep. Royce – Foreign Affairs) Suspension bill
February 14, 2013 (Thursday)

8:30a Florida Delegation Meeting - the future of Florida's ports

9:00a Democratic Whip Meeting

10:15a Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Health hearing "SGR: Data, Measures and Models; Building a Future Medicare Physician Payment System."

11:00a Duane Milford, NAIOP Tampa Bay Chapter President

12:00p Paul Anderson, Port Director and CEO of the Tampa Port Authority

1:00p Brandi Brooks & Valorie Reilly, AFGE 

2:30p AFGE Local Social Security Workers, Witold Skwierczynski, National Council President & Dana Duggins, Vice President

3:00p Votes
1) Motion on Ordering the Previous Question on the Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 273

2) H.Res. 66 – Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 273 – To eliminate the 2013 statutory pay adjustment for Federal employees

3:30p Committee On Energy And Commerce Subcommittee On Oversight And Investigations
The purpose of the meeting is to provide Members with background information about mental health issues and treatment, including the state of research and care for the mentally ill. National Institutes of Mental Health Director Dr. Thomas Insel and Dr. Harold Koplewicz of the Child Mind Institute will address Members during this meeting


February 13, 2013 (Wednesday)

8:50a Democratic Caucus: Topics:

10:00a Budget Committee - Consideration Of Rules Of The Committee On The Budget For The 113th Congress And Consideration Of The Committee On The Budget's Oversight Plan For The 113th Congress

10:00a Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations hearing "Influenza: Perspective on Current Season and Update on Preparedness."

11:00a Florida Citrus Mutual

1:00p Florida Rural Water Association

1:15p Votes
1)      H.R. 592 – Federal Disaster Assistance Nonprofit Fairness Act of 2013 (Rep. Smith (NJ) / Rep. Meng – Transportation and Infrastructure)

2)      H.R. 267 – Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013 (Rep. McMorris Rodgers - Energy and Commerce)
2:00p Donald Parent, President of the American Federation of Government Employees at Haley VA Hospital

2:30p Local fishermen and business owners John Schmidt; Brad Kenyon; Frank Chivas; Mike Colby; Jason Delacruz; and Dean Pruitt

3:15p Stephen Halker, Local Taxpayer Advocate re: discuss the National Taxpayer Advocate's Report to Congress


February 12, 2013 (Tuesday)


3:00p Meeting: Patrick Geraghty, Florida Blue

3:30p Meeting: Bruce Rueben, Christine Johnson, Florida Hospital Association

4:00p Energy and Commerce Committee Reconvene Full Committee Business Meeting to complete consideration of the Committee's Oversight Plan for the 113th Congress

4:00p Ken Atwater, Hillsborough Community College President and Rob Wolf, Senior VP

9:00p State of the Union

February 11, 2013 (Monday)


10:00a State Of The Union Guest Event/USCIS Field Office

February 6, 2013 (Wednesday)

9:30a Energy and Commerce Full Committee Business Meeting

11:00a 1) Takano Amendment – Makes changes to the findings section, clarifying that Congress holds responsibility for passing budgets and appropriating funds that allowed the current level of debt

2) Schrader/Wolf/Cooper/Gibson Amendment – Adds findings stating the Simpson-Bowles Commission recommended a balanced package of revenue and spending reforms which should form the basis for the President’s supplemental budget

3) Democratic Motion to Recommit H.R. 444

4) Final Passage of H.R. 444 – "Require a PLAN D Act" (Rep. Price (GA) – Budget)


February 5, 2013 (Tuesday)

8:50a Democratic Caucus

10:00a Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power hearing "American Energy Security and Innovation: An Assessment of North America's Energy Resources"

11:30a Members Wellness Committee Meeting

2:00p Votes
1) Motion on Ordering the Previous Question on the Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 444

2) H.Res. 48 – Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 444 – “Require a PLAN D Act”
2:30p Dan Hicks

3:00p Joe Davis - Florida Afterschool Network

3:30p Russ Jollivette, Senior VP and Jim Modaff, VP and Chief Actuary at Florida Blue


February 4, 2013 (Monday)


11:30a Chief Jane Castor re: Tax Fraud and Identity Theft

6:30p Votes
1)      H.R. 225 – National Pediatric Research Network Act of 2013 (Rep. Capps – Energy and Commerce)

2)      H.R. 297 – Children's Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2013 (Rep. Pitts – Energy and Commerce)

February 1, 2013 (Friday)

10:00a Moffitt Cancer Center Groundbreaking

January 31, 2013 (Thursday)

10:00a Call with Beth Tucker, IRS Deputy Commissioner for Operations Support

10:30a Office meeting: Jackson King/Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

12:00p Lunch: Anne Madsen/The Centre for Girls


January 30, 2013 (Wednesday)

1:00p Immigration Roundtable


January 29, 2013 (Tuesday)

11:00a Home Care Association of FL Home visit with a Medicare beneficiary receiving home health care

2:30p Office visit: Matthew Blair and Glenn Wilkens/WalMart Public Affairs


January 28, 2013 (Monday)

10:30a Office meeting: Charles Milstead/AARP

11:00a Office meeting: Linda Jorge Carbone/American Red Cross

11:30a Office meeting: Judy Lisi/Straz Performing Arts Center

2:30p Call with Administrator Lisa Jackson

January 27, 2013 (Sunday)
5:30p Jewish Community Center Annual President's Dinner

January 23, 2013 (Wednesday)


8:50a Democratic Caucus

10:30a Votes
1)      Motion on Ordering the Previous Question on the Rule

2)      H.Res. 39 – Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 325

3)      Journal Vote

12:30p Strategic Alliances for Take Stock in Children

1:00p Votes
1) Democratic Motion to Recommit H.R. 325

2) Final Passage of H.R. 325 – “No Budget, No Pay Act” (Rep. Camp – Ways and Means/House Administration)

3) Motion to Adjourn
January 22, 2013 (Tuesday)

10:00a Energy and Commerce Organizational Meeting

12:30p Violence Against Women Act press conference

1:00p Votes
1)      H.R. 307 – Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013 (Rep. Rogers (MI) – Energy and Commerce) Suspension bill

2)      Motion to Adjourn

3)      Journal Vote
2:00p School Board Member Susan Valdes

3:00p Pro-Choice Caucus Meeting
Participants: Members of the Pro-Choice Caucus; Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood; Nancy Keenan, NARAL; Marcia Greenberger, National Women's Law Center; and Ellie Smeal, Feminist Majority


January 21, 2013 (Monday)

Presidential Inauguration

January 17, 2013 (Thursday)


7:00p Keynote Spkr, TB Beaches Chamber Annual Dinner @ Tradewinds


January 15, 2013 (Tuesday)

8:50a Democratic Caucus

10:30a Energy and Commerce Democratic Organizational Caucus

1:30p Votes
1)      Motion on Ordering the Previous Question on the Rule

2)      H.Res. 23 – Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 152 – Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013

3)      Motion to Adjourn
3:00p Gun 101 - Members Only Briefing by the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force

3:45p Call with Sen. Bill Nelson

4:00p Votes
1)      Mulvaney Amendment to Rogers

2)      Rogers (KY) Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute

5:30p Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues - Welcoming the new women Members of Congress and celebrating the "passing of the gavel" to the new leadership of the Women's Caucus

6:15p Votes
1)   Flores Amendment to the Frelinghuysen Amendment

2)   Broun Amendment to the Frelinghuysen Amendment

3)   Duncan (SC) Amendment to the Frelinghuysen Amendment

4)   Fleming Amendment to the Frelinghuysen Amendment

5)   Benishek Amendment to the Frelinghuysen Amendment

6)   Bishop (UT) Amendment to the Frelinghuysen Amendment

7)   Frelinghuysen Amendment

8)   Democratic Motion to Recommit H.R. 152

9)   Final Passage of H.R. 152 – Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 (Rep. Rogers (KY) - Appropriations)


January 14, 2013 (Monday)

6:30p Votes
1)      H.R. 219 – The Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013 (Rep. Denham – Transportation and Infrastructure) Suspension bill

2)      Journal Vote

3)      Motion to Adjourn

January 11, 2013 (Friday)

10:00a Hispanic Immigration news conference / gathering


January 10, 2013 (Thursday)

11:00a Lauren Mayk re: Identity Theft

1:00p Meeting: Dr. Kabaaria regarding medical fraud


January 9, 2013 (Wednesday)

9:30a Call with Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Welsh

10:00a Meeting: School Board Member Susan Valdes

10:30a Meeting: Greg Stout (PBA) re: ID theft

12:00p Hillsborough County Bar Association Luncheon Honoring Don Castor

6:00p COL Scott DeThomas phone call.


January 8, 2013 (Tuesday)


10:30a Tour of ELLA

12:00p Lunch with Judge Foster

1:30p Speak at UT class on Non-Profit Management 

5:30p Bob Henriquez Swearing in Reception


January 7, 2013 (Monday)

10:00a Dr. Anita Arnold and Dr. Jordan Hopkins

11:00a Meeting: Dr. Yogi Goswami

11:30a Meeting: Andrea Thompson (UT Professor, discuss VAWA)

January 4, 2013 (Friday)

11:00a Votes
1)      H.R. 41 – To temporarily increase the borrowing authority of the Federal Emergency Management Agency for carrying out the National Flood Insurance Program (Rep. Garrett – Financial Services) Suspension bill

2)      Journal Vote

12:30p Democratic Caucus Organizational Meeting


January 3, 2013 (Thursday)


10:35a Democratic Women Photo on Capitol Steps

12:00p Swearing-In

3:10p Ceremonial Swearing in Photo with Speaker Boehner