Daily Digest

Tuesday, January 30, 1996

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S543–S567

Measures Introduced: Four bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1545–1548, S. Res. 217 and 218, and S. Con. Res. 40.
Pages S555, S560–62

Measures Passed:

Commemorating Texas Statehood: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 40, to commemorate the sesquicentennial of Texas statehood.
Pages S560, S562–63


VA Health Care: Senate concurred in the amendments of the House to the amendments of the Senate to H.R. 2353, to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out certain programs and activities, and to require certain reports from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, clearing the measure for the President.
Pages S563–66


Farm Bill--Consent Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for the consideration of S. 1541, to extend, reform, and improve agricultural commodity, trade, conservation, and other programs, on Wednesday, January 31, 1996.
Page S566

Appointments:

National Historical Publications and Records Commission: The Chair, on behalf of the Vice President, in accordance with Public Law 81–754, as amended by Public Law 100–365, appointed Senator Hatfield to the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Page S567


National Education Goals Panel: The Chair, on behalf of the Republican Leader, pursuant to Public Law 103–227, appointed Senator Jeffords as a member of the National Education Goals Panel, vice Senator Gregg.
Page S567


Messages From the President: Senate received the following message from the President of the United States:

Transmitting the report concerning emigration laws and policies of the Republic of Bulgaria; referred to the Committee on Finance. (PM–113).
Page S554


Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:

1 Navy nomination in the rank of admiral.
Pages S566–67


Messages From the President:
Page S554


Messages From the House:
Page S554


Measures Placed on Calendar:
Page S554


Communications:
Pages S554–55


Statements on Introduced Bills:
Pages S555–59


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S559–60


Additional Statements:
Page S562


Adjournment: Senate convened at 11 a.m., and adjourned at 3:16 p.m., until 11 a.m., on Wednesday, January 31, 1996. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S567.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

WHITEWATER

Special Committee To Investigate the Whitewater Development Corporation and Related Matters: Committee resumed hearings to examine issues relative to the Whitewater Development Corporation, receiving testimony from James Clark, Bank Examiner, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of the Treasury, and Dawn Pulcer, Sterling Bank and Trust, Southfield, Michigan, both former Examiners, Federal Home Loan Bank Board.

Hearings continue tomorrow.

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House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Bills Introduced: 2 public bills, H.R. 2905–2906; 1 private bill, H.R. 2907; and 2 resolutions, H. Res. 349–350 were introduced.
Page H973


Report Filed: One report was filed as follows: H.R. 2036, to amend the Solid Waste Disposal Act to make certain adjustments in the land disposal program  to  provide  needed  flexibility,  amended (H. Rept. 104–454).
Page H973


Recess: House recessed at 1:05 p.m., and reconvened at 2 p.m.
Page H929


Presidential Message--Bulgaria: Read a message from the President wherein he transmits an updated report concerning emigration laws and policies of the Republic of Bulgaria--referred to the Committee on Ways and Means and ordered printed (H. Doc. 104–169).
Page H931


Suspensions: House completed all debate on motions to suspend the rules and pass the following measures, on which votes were postponed until, Wednesday, January 31.
Flow Control Act: H. Res. 349, providing for the consideration of S. 534, Municipal Solid Waste Flow Control Act of 1995; and
Pages H931–43


Solid Waste Disposal Amendments: H.R. 2036, amended, to amend the Solid Waste Disposal Act to make certain adjustments in the land disposal program to provide needed flexibility.
Pages H943–47


Referrals: Two Senate-passed measures were referred to the appropriate House committees.
Page H969


Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page H929.

Quorum Calls--Votes: No quorum calls or votes developed during the proceedings of the House today.

Adjournment: Met at 12:30 p.m., and adjourned at 6:55 p.m.

Committee Meetings

AGRICULTURE MARKET TRANSITION ACT

Committee on Agriculture: Ordered reported H.R. 2854, Agriculture Market Transition Act.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see
Daily Digest, p. D23)

H.R. 2880, making appropriations for fiscal year 1996 to make a downpayment toward a balanced budget. Signed January 26, 1996. (P.L. 104–99)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 1996

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Finance, to hold hearings to examine proposals to restructure the tax system, focusing on the National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform's report on tax reform, 10 a.m., SD–215.

Special Committee To Investigate Whitewater Development Corporation and Related Matters, to continue hearings to examine certain matters relative to the Whitewater Development Corporation, 10 a.m., SH–216.

House

Committee on Commerce, Subcommittee on Health and Environment, hearing on Priorities for Reauthorization of the Safe Drinking Water Act, 9:45 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Economic and Educational Opportunities, hearing on ``What Works in Public Schools,'' 9:30 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

Committee on International Relations, hearing on Global Organized Crime, 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime, oversight hearing regarding the FBI murder investigations in Haiti, 1:30 p.m., 2237 Rayburn.

Committee on Rules, to consider the following: Conference Report to accompany H.R. 2546, making appropriations for the government of the District of Columbia and other activities chargeable in whole or in part against the revenues of said District for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1996; and possible Budget-Related Measures, 4 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, executive, to consider pending business, 1:30 p.m., HT–2M Capitol.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, hearing on H.R. 2747, Water Supply Infrastructure Assistance Act of 1995, 9 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

11 a.m., Wednesday, January 31

Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday: After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond 1 p.m.), Senate will consider S. 1541, Farm Bill.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

11 a.m., Wednesday, January 31

House Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Consideration of the following:

Conference Report to accompany H.R. 2546, making appropriations for the government of the District of Columbia and other activities chargeable in whole or in part against the revenues of said District for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1996 (subject to a rule being granted);

H.R. 2854, Agriculture Market Transition Act (subject to a rule being granted);

H. Res.


, Sense of Congress resolution concerning Medicare and Medicaid programs; and

H. Con. Res.


, Regarding the President's Budget Proposal.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue







HOUSE


Hamilton, Lee H., Ind., E111

Horn, Stephen, Calif., E111

Jackson-Lee, Sheila, Tex., E113

Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E113

Johnson, Nancy L., Conn., E113

Meek, Carrie P., Fla., E113

Mfume, Kweisi, Md., E114

Pelosi, Nancy, Calif., E112, E114

Quinn, Jack, N.Y., E111

Smith, Christopher H., N.J., E112 

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