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                             Monday, January 23, 1995 [[Page D69]] 

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                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S1293-S1385
Measures Introduced: Four bills were introduced, as follows: S. 258-
261.
  Page S1369
Measures Reported: Reports were made as follows:
  S.J. Res. 1, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United 
States to require a balanced budget.
Pages S1368-69
Measures Passed:
   Joint Session of Congress: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 16, 
providing for a joint session of Congress to receive a message from the 
President on the State of the Union.
  Page S1384
Unfunded Mandates: Senate continued consideration of S. 1, to curb the 
practice of imposing unfunded Federal mandates on States and local 
governments; to strengthen the partnership between the Federal 
Government and State, local, and tribal governments; to end the 
imposition, in the absence of full consideration by Congress, of 
Federal mandates on State, local, and tribal governments without 
adequate funding, in a manner that may displace other essential 
governmental priorities; and to ensure that the Federal Government pays 
the costs incurred by those governments in complying with certain 
requirements under Federal statutes and regulations, taking action on 
amendments proposed thereto, as follows:
  Pages S1302-65
Adopted:
  Dorgan/Kassebaum/Reid Modified Amendment No. 180, to include Federal 
requirements for the utilization of metric systems of measurement in 
the report on unfunded Federal mandates.
Pages S1306-16
Pending:
  Hatfield Amendment No. 181, to increase the overall economy and 
efficiency of Government operations and enable more efficient use of 
Federal funding, by enabling local governments and private, nonprofit 
organizations to use amounts available under certain Federal assistance 
programs in accordance with approved local flexibility plans.
Pages S1303-06
  Dorgan/Harkin Amendment No. 178, to require the Board of Governors of 
the Federal Reserve System to submit a report to the Congress and to 
the President each time the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve 
System or the Federal Open Market Committee takes any action changing 
the discount rate, the Federal funds rate, or market interest rates.
Pages S1316-19, S1353
  Hollings Amendment No. 182, to express the sense of the Senate 
concerning Congressional enforcement of a balanced budget.
Pages S1319-33, S1353
  Graham Amendment No. 183, to require a mechanism to allocate funding 
in a manner that reflects the direct costs to individual State, local, 
and tribal governments.
Page S1333
  Graham Amendment No. 184, to provide a budget point of order if a 
bill, resolution, or amendment reduces or eliminates funding for duties 
that are the constitutional responsibility of the Federal Government.
Page S1333
  Wellstone Amendment No. 185, to express the sense of the Congress 
that the Congress shall continue its progress at reducing the annual 
Federal deficit.
Pages S1333-34
  Wellstone Amendment No. 186 (to Amendment No. 185), of a perfecting 
nature.
Pages S1333-34
  Murray Amendment No. 187, to exclude from the application of the Act 
agreements with State, local, and tribal governments and the private 
sector with respect to environmental restoration and waste management 
activities of the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy.
Pages S1334-35
  Murray Amendment No. 188, to require time limitations for 
Congressional Budget Office estimates.
Pages S1334-35
  Graham Amendment No. 189, to change the effective date.
Pages S1335-36
  Levin Amendment No. 172, to provide that title II, Regulatory 
Accountability and Reform, shall apply only after January 1, 1996.
Page S1336
  Levin Amendment No. 173, to provide for an estimate of the direct 
cost of a Federal intergovernmental mandate.
Page S1336
  Levin Amendment No. 174, to provide that if a committee makes certain 
determinations, a point of order will not lie.
Page S1336

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  Levin Amendment No. 175, to provide for Senate hearings on title I, 
and to sunset title I in the year 2002.
Page S1336
  Levin Amendment No. 176, to clarify the scope of the declaration that 
a mandate is ineffective.
Page S1336
  Levin Amendment No. 177, to clarify the use of the term ``direct 
cost''.
Page S1336
  Dorgan Amendment No. 179, to express the sense of the Senate 
regarding calculation of the Consumer Price Index.
Pages S1345-50, S1353
  Harkin Amendment No. 190, to express the sense of the Senate 
regarding the exclusion of Social Security from calculations required 
under a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.
Pages S1336-37, S1350-51, S1353
  Bingaman Amendment No. 191, to provide that certain legislation shall 
always be in order.
Pages S1337-40, S1353
  Bingaman Amendment No. 192, to establish the application to 
requirements relating to the treatment and disposal of radioactive 
waste.
Pages S1340-43, S1353
  Kohl Amendment No. 193, to provide that any State, local, or tribal 
government that already complies with a new Federal intergovernmental 
mandate shall be eligible to receive funds for the costs of the 
mandate.
Pages S1343-45
  Bingaman Amendment No. 194, to establish an application to provisions 
relating to or administrated by independent regulatory agencies.
Page S1345
  Glenn Amendment No. 195, to end the practice of unfunded Federal 
mandates on States and local governments and to ensure the Federal 
Government pays the costs incurred by those governments in complying 
with certain requirements under Federal statutes and regulations.
Pages S1351-53
  Kempthorne Amendment No. 196 (to Amendment No. 190), to express the 
sense of the Senate that any legislation required to implement a 
balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution shall specifically 
prevent Social Security benefits from being reduced or Social Security 
taxes from being increased to meet the balanced budget requirement.
Page S1353
  Glenn Amendment No. 197, to have the point of order lie at only two 
stages: (1) against the bill or joint resolution, as amended, just 
before final passage, and (2) against the bill or joint resolution as 
recommended by conference, if different from the bill or joint 
resolution as passed by the Senate.
Pages S1353-54
  McCain Amendment No. 198, to modify the exemption for matter within 
the jurisdiction of the Committees on Appropriations.
Page S1354
  Lautenberg Amendment No. 199, to exclude from the application of the 
Act provisions limiting known human (Group A) carcinogens defined by 
the Environmental Protection Agency.
Page S1356
  Unanimous-consent agreements were reached providing for further 
consideration of certain of the pending amendments, with votes to occur 
on, or in relation, thereto.
Page S1354
  Senate will continue consideration of the bill and amendments pending 
thereto, on Tuesday, January 24.
Committee Authority To File Report: Committee on the Judiciary was 
granted authority to have until 8 p.m., Tuesday, January 24, 1995, to 
file a report accompanying S.J. Res. 1, Constitution Balanced Budget 
Amendment.
  Page S1384
Joint Session--Escort Committee: The President of the Senate was 
authorized to appoint a committee on the part of the Senate to join 
with a like committee on the part of the House of Representatives to 
escort the President of the United States to the House Chamber for a 
Joint Session to be held at 9 p.m., on Tuesday, January 24, 1995.
  Page S1384
Removal of Injunction of Secrecy: The injunction of secrecy was removed 
from the following treaty:
  Treaty with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 
on Mutual Legal Assistance on Criminal Matters (Treaty Doc. No. 104-2).
  The treaty was transmitted to the Senate today, considered as having 
been read for the first time, and referred, with accompanying papers, 
to the Committee on Foreign Relations and ordered to be printed.
Page S1384
Messages From the President: Senate received the following message from 
the President of the United States: Transmitting the report of disaster 
assistance to the Government of Japan in response to the devastating 
earthquake of January 17, 1995; referred to the Committee on Armed 
Services. (PM-2).
  Page S1367
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Janet Bond Arterton, of Connecticut, to be United States District 
Judge for the District of Connecticut.
  Willis B. Hunt, Jr., of Georgia, to be United States District Judge 
for the Northern District of Georgia.
  Susan Y. Illston, of California, to be United States District Judge 
for the Northern District of California.
  Charles B. Kornmann, of South Dakota, to be United States District 
Judge for the District of South Dakota. [[Page D71]] 
  John L. Bryant, Jr., of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of 
the National Museum Services Board for a term expiring December 6, 
1997.
  1 Air Force nomination in the rank of general.
  1 Army nomination in the rank of general.
  35 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.
  Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Navy.
Pages S1385-92
Messages From the President:
  Page S1367
Messages From the House:
  Page S1367
Communications:
  Pages S1367-68
Statements on Introduced Bills:
  Pages S1369-73
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S1373-74
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S1374-84
Notices of Hearings:
  Page S1384
Recess: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m., and recessed at 8:24 p.m., until 
9:30 a.m., on Tuesday, January 24, 1995. (For Senate's program, see the 
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Committee Meetings

  No committee meetings were held.
  



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Daily Digest/House of Representatives



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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Bills Introduced: Seventeen public bills, H.R. 628-644; and five 
resolutions, H.J. Res. 61-62, H. Con. Res. 16-17, and H. Res. 43, were 
introduced.
  Pages H536-37
Report Filed: The following report was filed subsequent to the sine die 
adjournment of the 103d Congress: Report entitled ``Report on the 
Activities of the Committee on House Administration During the 103d 
Congress'' (H. Rept. 103-893, filed on January 2).
  Page H536
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he 
designates Representative Camp to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
  Page H477
Recess: House recessed at 1:13 p.m. and reconvened at 2:00 p.m.
  Page H482
Joint Session: House agreed to H. Con. Res. 16, providing for a joint 
session of Congress to receive a message from the President on the 
State of the Union. Subsequently, it was made in order that the Clerk 
be authorized to make a technical correction to the text of the 
resolution.
  Pages H482, H492
Presidential Message--Disaster Relief: Read a message from the 
President wherein he advises that he has requested the Secretary of 
Defense to provide appropriate disaster assistance to the Government of 
Japan in the wake of the earthquake of January 17--referred to the 
Committee on National Security and ordered printed (H. Doc. 104-22).
  Pages H487-88
Recess: House recessed at 4:24 p.m. and reconvened at 4:52 p.m.
  Page H498
Unfunded Mandate Reform: House continued consideration of H.R. 5, to 
curb the practice of imposing unfunded Federal mandates on States and 
local governments, to ensure that the Federal Government pays the cost 
incurred by those governments in complying with certain requirements 
under Federal statutes and regulations, and to provide information on 
the cost of Federal mandates on the private sector; but came to no 
resolution thereon. Consideration of amendments will resume on Tuesday, 
January 24.
  Pages H498-H528
Rejected:
  The Skaggs en bloc amendment that sought to provide that provisions 
would not apply to any laws or regulations pertaining to air pollution 
abatement;
Pages H499-H509
  The Collins of Illinois en bloc amendment that sought to provide that 
provisions would not apply to laws and regulations relating to aviation 
and airport security (rejected by a recorded vote of 169 ayes to 256 
noes, Roll No. 25);
Pages H509-13
  The Gene Green of Texas en bloc amendment that sought to exclude from 
provisions any Federal laws that regulate the licensing, construction, 
or operation of nuclear reactors, or the disposal of nuclear waste 
(rejected by a recorded vote of 162 ayes to 259 noes, Roll No. 26);
Pages H513-17
  The Sanders en bloc amendment that sought to exempt from provisions 
any Federal mandate that establishes minimum labor protection standards 
such as child labor laws and the minimum wage (rejected by a recorded 
vote of 161 ayes to 263 noes, Roll No. 27); and
Pages H517-25
  The Spratt amendment that sought to exempt from provisions any 
Federal law that regulates the generation, transportation, storage, or 
disposal of toxic, hazardous, or radioactive substances (rejected 
[[Page D72]] by a recorded vote of 161 ayes to 263 noes, Roll No. 28).
Pages H525-27
Committees to Sit: By a recorded vote of 232 ayes to 187 noes, Roll No. 
29, it was made in order that all committees and subcommittees be 
permitted to sit during the proceedings of the House under the five-
minute rule today and the balance of the week.
  Pages H528-29
Amendments Ordered Printed: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the 
rule appear on page H538.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Five recorded votes developed during the 
proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H512-13, H516-17, 
H524-25, H527, and H529.
Adjournment: Met at 10:30 a.m. and adjourned at 10:18 p.m.



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Committee Meetings
BALANCED BUDGET CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
Committee on Rules: Heard testimony but took no action on H.J. Res. 1, 
Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment. Testimony was heard from 
Chairman Hyde and Representatives Schiff, Hoke, Saxton, Schaefer, 
Barton of Texas, Gillmor, Allard, Castle, Franks of New Jersey, Istook, 
Smith of Michigan, Sawyer, Conyers, Schroeder, Frank of Massachusetts, 
Nadler, Jackson-Lee, Jacobs, Obey, Volkmer, Stenholm, Coleman, 
Foglietta, Borski, Kleczka, Owens, Wise, Thornton, Skaggs, Condit, 
Orton, Waters, Deutsch, Furse, Hilliard, Pomeroy, and Stupak.
REGULATORY FLEXIBILITY--STRENGTHENING THE REGULATORY FLEXIBILITY ACT
Committee on Small Business: Held a hearing on Regulatory Flexibility--
Strengthening the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Testimony was heard from 
Jere Glover, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, SBA; and public witnesses.
PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT
Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Human Resources continued 
hearings on H.R. 4, Personal Responsibility Act, with emphasis on 
welfare dependency and welfare-to-work programs. Testimony was heard 
from Stephen Martin, Senator, State of Virginia; Jean Rogers, 
Administrator, Division of Economic Support, Department of Health and 
Social Services, State of Wisconsin; and public witnesses.
  Hearings continue January 27.
CHILD WELFARE PROGRAMS
Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Oversight held a hearing 
on child welfare programs. Testimony was heard from Mary Jo Bane, 
Assistant Secretary, Administration for Children and Families, 
Department of Health and Human Services; Patricia Balasco-Barr, 
Director, Division of Youth and Family Services, Department of Human 
Services, State of New Jersey; and public witnesses.

Joint Meetings
BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT
Joint Economic Committee: Committee concluded hearings to examine the 
proposed Balanced Budget Amendment, focusing on the inclusion of a tax 
limitation, after receiving testimony from Representatives Mica, Sabo, 
Souder, and Roth; Walter E. Dellinger, Assistant Attorney General, 
Office of Legal Counsel, Department of Justice; Charles J. Cooper, 
Shaw, Pittman, Potts and Trowbridge, former Assistant Attorney General, 
Department of Justice, and Fred Wertheimer, Common Cause, both of 
Washington, D.C.; Pat Cooksey, True Blue Patriots, Cincinnati, Ohio; 
Gary W. Stewart, Speak Out America, Highland, Michigan; Olivia Eudaly, 
Camelot Properties, Ft. Worth, Texas; and Jake Hansen, Seniors 
Coalition, Fairfax, Virginia.



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                            NEW PUBLIC LAWS

  S. 2, to make certain laws applicable to the legislative branch of 
the Federal Government. Signed January 23, 1995 (P.L. 104-1).



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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 1995-01-24



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                    COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY,

                            JANUARY 24, 1995

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Armed Services, to hold hearings on the requirements 
for ballistic missile defenses, 9:30 a.m., SR-222.
  Committee on the Budget, to hold hearings to examine the Federal 
Government in the 21st Century, 9:30 a.m., SD-608.
  Committee on Finance, to hold hearings to examine the methods of 
estimating the impact of Federal fiscal policies on Federal 
revenues, 9:30 a.m., SD-215.
  Committee on Foreign Relations, to hold hearings on the United 
States-North Korea Nuclear Agreement, 10 a.m., SD-419.
  Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Constitution, 
Federalism, and Property Rights, to hold hearings [[Page D73]] on 
S.J. Res. 16, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the 
United States to grant the President line-item veto authority, 9 
a.m., SD-226.

                                 NOTICE

  For a listing of Senate Committee Meetings Scheduled ahead, see page 
E161 in today's Record.
                                 House

  Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior and Related 
Agencies, on Public Witnesses (National Endowment for the Arts and 
National Endowment for the Humanities), 1:30 p.m., B-308 Capitol.
  Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and 
Related Agencies, on Public Witnesses, 10 a.m., 2358 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Veterans' Affairs, HUD, and Independent Agencies, 
on Restructuring Government, 10 a.m., and 2 p.m., H-143 Capitol.
  Committee on Economic and Educational Opportunities, Subcommittee 
on Employer-Employee Relations, hearing on the Age Discrimination in 
Employment Act, Public Safety Exemption, 9:30 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.
  Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, Subcommittee on the 
District of Columbia, to hold an organizational meeting, 9:15 a.m., 
2203 Rayburn.
  Committee on International Relations, hearing on H.R. 7, National 
Security Revitalization Act, 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, briefing on the Demographic 
and Security Overview of the Asia-Pacific Region, 1 p.m., 2200 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests 
and Lands, hearing on the following bills: H.R. 531, to designate 
the Great Western Scenic Trail as a study trail under the National 
Trails System Act; H.R. 536, to extend indefinitely the authority of 
the Security of the Interior to collect a commercial operation fee 
in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area; H.R. 517, 
Chacoan Outliers Protection Act of 1995; H.R. 529, to authorize the 
exchange of National Forest System lands in the Targhee National 
Forest in Idaho for non-Federal lands within the forest in Wyoming; 
and H.R. 562, to modify the boundaries of Walnut Canyon National 
Monument in the State of Arizona, 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.
  Committee on Rules, to continue consideration of H.J. Res. 1, 
proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the 
United States, time to be announced; and to receive a briefing on 
H.R. 2, Line Item Veto Act, 4 p.m., H-313 Capitol.
  Committee on Ways and Means, to continue hearings on the Contract 
With America, 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.



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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                     9:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 24
                               

                             Senate Chamber
Program for Tuesday: After the recognition of three Senators for 
speeches and the transaction of any morning business (not to extend 
beyond 10 a.m.), Senate will resume consideration of S. 1, Unfunded 
Mandates.
  Senate will also meet in joint session with the House of 
Representatives at 9 p.m., to receive a message from the President of 
the United States on the State of the Union.

  (Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. for respective 
party conferences.)

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                     9:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 24
                               

                             House Chamber
Program for Tuesday: Continue consideration of H.R. 5, Unfunded 
Mandates Reform.
_______________________________________________________________________


            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
            HOUSE
  
Andrews, Robert E., N.J., E156
Becerra, Xavier, Calif., E159
Bereuter, Doug, Nebr., E155
Berman, Howard L., Calif., E155, E158
Davis, Thomas M., Va., E157
Dixon, Julian C., Calif., E158
Fields, Jack, Tex., E158
Franks, Bob, N.J., E157
Horn, Stephen, Calif., E156
Kaptur, Marcy, Ohio, E157
Kildee, Dale E., Mich., E159
Latham, Tom, Iowa, E158
Pelosi, Nancy, Calif., E155, E159
Rose, Charlie, N.C., E159
Solomon, Gerald B.H., N.Y., E156
Thompson, Bennie G., Miss., E159
Waxman, Henry A., Calif., E155, E158



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