July 17, 1996 - Issue: Vol. 142, No. 105 — Daily Edition104th Congress (1995 - 1996) - 2nd Session
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Wednesday, July 17, 1996
- House Committee ordered reported 20 sundry measures.
Commending Dr. LeRoy T. Walker: Senate agreed to S. Res. 279, to commend Dr. LeRoy T. Walker for his service as President of the U.S. Olympic Committee and his lifelong dedication to the improvement of amateur athletic opportunities in the United States.
Gambling Impact Study Commission: Senate passed H.R. 497, to create the National Gambling Impact and Policy Commission, after striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the text of S. 704, Senate companion measure, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto:
Lott (for Stevens) Amendment No. 4889, to make a technical correction.
Subsequently, S. 704 was returned to the Senate calendar.
Filipino WWII Veterans Recognition: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from the further consideration of S. Con. Res. 64, to recognize and honor the Filipino World War II veterans for their defense of democratic ideals and their important contribution to the outcome of World War II, and the measure was then agreed to.
DOD Appropriations: Senate resumed consideration of S. 1894, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1997, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S7928–71, S7983–S8007
Stevens Amendment No. 4439, to realign funds from Army and Defense Wide Operation and Maintenance accounts to the Overseas Contingency Operations Transfer Fund.
Stevens (for Inouye) Amendment No. 4589 (to Amendment No. 4439), in the nature of a substitute.
Stevens Amendment No. 4563, to require a study regarding the F–22 Advanced Tactical Fighter.
Inouye (for Bingaman) Amendment No. 4489, to reduce funding for Pentagon renovation.
Stevens (for Lott) Amendment No. 4566, to provide funds for the Maritime Technology program and the Focused Research Initiatives program.
Inouye (for Bingaman/Domenici/Santorum) Amendment No. 4490, to make funds available for the United States-Japan Management Training Program.
Inouye (for Feinstein) Amendment No. 4462, to provide funds for the procurement of a real-time, automatic cargo tracking and control system.
Stevens (for Bond/Ford/Lott) Amendment No. 4452, to prohibit the use of funds to inactivate or reduce any unit of special operation forces of the Army National Guard.
Inouye (for Shelby/Heflin) Amendment No. 4572, to require the Secretary of the Army to establish subcontracting goals for certain procurement using funds appropriated by the bill.
Stevens Amendment No. 4564, to require a report from the Secretary of the Air Force and the Director of the Office of Personnel Management regarding individuals injured or killed while traveling on an aircraft operated by the Government of the United States.
Stevens (for Murkowski) Amendment No. 4534, to require the Secretary of the Air Force to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of consolidating the ground station infrastructure supporting polar orbiting satellites.
Inouye (for Bradley) Amendment No. 4569, to impose additional conditions on the authority to pay restructuring costs under defense contracts.
Stevens (for Specter) Amendment No. 4480, to provide funds for the Intercooled Recuperated Gas Turbine Engine program.
Stevens (for Cochran/Lott) Amendment No. 4666, to allow the Secretary of the Navy to lease certain property located at Naval Air Station, Mississippi, for use by the State to construct a reserve center.
Stevens (for Frahm) Amendment No. 4528, to require certification of competition prior to the appropriations of funds for the T–39N.
Simon Amendment No. 4852, to improve the National Security Education Program.
Inouye (for Moseley-Braun) Amendment No. 4568, to require annual reports on the average cost of tuition at colleges and universities that receive federal funding.
McCain Amendment No. 4440, to require an audit and report on security measures at all United States military installations outside the United States.
McCain/Levin Modified Amendment No. 4444, to provide funds for anti-terrorism activities of the Department of Defense.
McCain Amendment No. 4441, to require the submittal to Congress of the future-years defense programs prepared by the Chief of National Guard Bureau and the chiefs of the reserve components.
Stevens (for Gramm) Modified Amendment No. 4582, to provide funds for preparing the application for renewal of the use of the McCregor Range at Fort Bliss, Texas.
Gorton Amendment No. 4883, to provide funds to fund 1.5 ship years in the university research fleet under the Oceanographic and Atmospheric Technology program.
Inouye (for Feinstein) Amendment No. 4884, to provide funds for the Pulse Doppler Upgrade modification to the AN/SPS–48E radar system.
Inouye (for Heflin) Amendment No. 4885, to provide funds for the Operation Field Assessment Program.
Stevens (for Santorum) Amendment No. 4886, to make funds available for acceleration of a program to develop thermally stable jet fuels using chemicals derived from coal.
Inouye (for Kerry/McCain) Amendment No. 4451, to make funds available for payment to certain Vietnamese commandos captured and interned by North Vietnam.
Stevens (for Bennett) Amendment No. 4887, to make funds available for evaluation of a non-developmental Doppler sonar velocity log.
Inouye (for Byrd) Amendment No. 4888, to make funds available for scientific research on possible casual relationships between Gulf War service and Gulf War syndrome.
Stevens (for Specter) Modified Amendment No. 4575, to provide funds for the Super Dragon Missile System.
Stevens (for Helms) Modified Amendment No. 4493, to provide funds to assist the education of certain dependents of Department of Defense personnel at Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina.
Inouye (for Dodd) Amendment No. 4890, to allow funds to be used to initiate engineering and manufacturing development of the airborne mine countermeasure system.
Stevens (for McCain) Modified Amendment No. 4443, to reduce funds available for environmental activities with respect to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana.
Stevens (for Johnston/Breaux) Modified Amendment No. 4448 (to Amendment No. 4443), to restore $500,000 for environmental activities with respect to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana.
Stevens (for Feingold/Kohl/Bumpers) Amendment No. 4892, to provide for a review, analysis and estimate of production costs of the F/A–18E/F aircraft program.
Simon Amendment No. 4591, to ensure that work under Department of Defense contracts is performed in the United States. (By 69 yeas to 29 nays (Vote No. 194), Senate tabled the amendment.)
Pages S7937–43, S7945
McCain Amendment No. 4442, to limit the use of funds for programs, projects, and activities not included in the most recent future-years defense program.
Pages S7933, S7951–54
Grassley Amendment No. 4463, to prohibit the use of funds for support of more than 68 general officers of the Marine Corps on active duty. (By 79 yeas to 21 nays (Vote No. 196), Senate tabled the amendment.)
Pages S7985–87, S7989
By 44 yeas to 56 nays (Vote No. 197), Bumpers Amendment No. 4891, to reduce procurement of F/A–18C/D fighters to six aircraft.
Harkin/Simon Amendment No. 4492, relating to payments by the Department of Defense of restructuring costs associated with business combinations.
Levin Amendment No. 4893, to strike funding for new production of F–16 aircraft in excess of six, and transfer the funding to increase funding for anti-terrorism support.
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill on Thursday, July 18, 1996, with final disposition to occur thereon.
Budget Reconciliation: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for consideration of S. 1956, to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 202(a) of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 1997, on Thursday, July 18, 1996.
Messages From the President: Senate received the following messages from the President of the United States:
Transmitting the report of the President's Advisory Board on Arms Proliferation Policy; referred to the Committee on Armed Services. (PM–160).
Transmitting the report concerning the emigration laws and policies of the Republic of Bulgaria; referred to the Committee on Finance. (PM–161).
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
Charles N. Clevert, Jr., of Wisconsin, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
Routine lists in the Public Health Service.
Pages S8061–62, S8063
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
1 Army nomination in the rank of general.
Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, and Navy.
Messages From the President:
Messages From the House:
Measures Placed on Calendar:
Statements on Introduced Bills:
Notices of Hearings:
Authority for Committees:
Record Votes: Four record votes were taken today. (Total–197)
Pages S7945, S7970, S7989, S7992
Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m., and adjourned at 8:15 p.m., until 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, July 18, 1996. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S8062.)
FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS FRAUD
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded hearings on S. 1009, to prohibit the fraudulent production, sale, transportation, or possession of fictitious items purporting to be valid financial instruments of the United States, foreign governments, States, political subdivisions, or private organizations, and to increase the penalties for counterfeiting violations, after receiving testimony from Michael C. Stenger, Special Agent in Charge, Financial Crimes Division, United States Secret Service, Department of the Treasury; Charles L. Owens, Section Chief, Criminal Investigative Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice; William R. McLucas, Director, Division of Enforcement, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Herbert A. Biern, Deputy Associate Director, Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation, Federal Reserve Board; George M. Donahue, New York County Assistant District Attorney, New York, New York; Albert M. Pennybacker, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., Washington, D.C.; Donald C. Bell, Salvation Army, Alexandria, Virginia; and Richard Furr, Central Carolina Bank and Trust Company, Durham, North Carolina.
FAA SAFETY OVERSIGHT
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee held hearings to examine Federal Aviation Administration safety procedures and certain issues relating to the Department of Transportation's oversight of the commercial airline ValuJet, receiving testimony from Federico Pena, Secretary, and David R. Hinson, Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration, both of the Department of Transportation; A. Mary Schiavo, former Inspector General, Department of Transportation; and Lewis H. Jordan, ValuJet Airlines, Atlanta, Georgia.
Hearings were recessed subject to call.
EXTRADITION AND MUTUAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE TREATIES
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded hearings on the Extradition Treaty with Hungary (Treaty Doc. 104–5), the Extradition Treaty with Belgium (Treaty Doc. 104–7), the Supplementary Extradition Treaty with Belgium (Treaty Doc. 104–8), the Extradition Treaty with Switzerland (Treaty Doc. 104–9), the Extradition Treaty with the Philippines (Treaty Doc. 104–16), the Extradition Treaty with Bolivia (Treaty Doc. 104–22), the Extradition Treaty with Malaysia (Treaty Doc. 104–26), the Treaty with the Republic of Korea on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters (Treaty Doc. 104–1), the Treaty with the United Kingdom on Mutual Legal Assistance on Criminal Matters (Treaty Doc. 104–2), the Treaty with the Philippines on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters (Treaty Doc. 104–18), the Treaty with Hungary on Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters (Treaty Doc. 104–20), and the Treaty with Austria on Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters (Treaty Doc. 104–21), after receiving testimony from Jamison S. Borek, Deputy Legal Adviser, Department of State; and Mark M. Richard, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, Department of Justice.
NATIONAL FINE CENTER
Committee on Governmental Affairs: Committee held hearings to examine the status and role of the Administrative Office of United States Courts' National Fine Center in processing and tracking information to assist the Department of Justice in its criminal debt collection efforts, receiving testimony from Clarence A. Lee, Jr., Associate Director for Management and Operations, Administrative Office of the United States Courts; Debra Cohn, Special Counsel, Office of the Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice; William Stanley Hawthorne, Coopers & Lybrand Consulting, McLean, Virginia; and David Beatty, National Victim Center, Arlington, Virginia.
Hearings were recessed subject to call.
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT REFORM
Committee on Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management held oversight hearings on the implementation of the Information Technology Management Reform Act of 1996, receiving testimony from Christopher Hoenig, Director, Information Resources Management Policies and Issues, Accounting and Information Management Division, General Accounting Office; John Koskinen, Deputy Director for Management, Office of Management and Budget; Emmett Paige, Jr., Chief Information Officer, Department of Defense; Steven M. Yohai, Chief Information Officer and Director, Office of Information Technology, Department of Housing and Urban Development; Joe M. Thompson, Chairman, Chief Information Officers Working Group, General Services Administration; Alan Hald, MicroAge Inc., Arlington, Virginia, on behalf of the Computing Technology Industry Association; Stephen M. Smith, Andersen Consulting, Washington, D.C.; and Milton E. Cooper, Computer Sciences Corporation, Falls Church, Virginia.
Hearings were recessed subject to call.
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded hearings to assess national efforts to develop and integrate databases necessary to give national law enforcement the access to criminal history information, ballistics information, and DNA data, and related provisions of S. 816, Local Law Enforcement Enhancement Act, after receiving testimony from Charles W. Archer, Assistant Director, Criminal Justice Information Services Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Randall S. Murch, Chief, Scientific Analysis Section, FBI Laboratory, both of the Department of Justice; Kentucky Deputy Secretary of Justice Michael Hulesmann, Frankfort; John Farrell, Prince George's County Police Department, Palmer Park, Maryland; Joseph Bonino, Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles, California; James V. Martin, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, Columbia, on behalf of SEARCH; Ted Almay, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification, London; and A. James Walton, Jr., Vermont Department of Public Safety, Montpelier.
Committee on Labor and Human Resources: Committee ordered favorably reported the following measures:
S. Con. Res. 52, to recognize and encourage the convening of a National Silver Haired Congress; and
S. 1897, to authorize funds for certain programs of the National Institutes of Health, with amendments.
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee concluded hearings to examine the Central Intelligence Agency policy on the use of journalists, clergy, Peace Corps volunteers and others as cover for United States intelligence operations, after receiving testimony from Senator Coverdell; John M. Deutch, Director, Central Intelligence Agency; Kenneth L. Adelman, Washington Times, Arlington, Virginia; Ted Koppel, ABC News, Washington, D.C.; Mortimer B. Zuckerman, U.S. News & World Report, Sister Claudette La Verdiere, Maryknoll Sisters, Rodney Page, Church World Service, on behalf of the National Council of Churches, and Terry Anderson, all of New York, New York; Don Argue, National Association of Evangelicals, Carol Stream, Illinois; and John Orme, Wheaton, Illinois.
Committee on Intelligence: Committee held closed hearings on intelligence matters, receiving testimony from officials of the intelligence community.
Hearings were recessed subject to call.
House of Representatives
Reports Filed: Reports were filed as follows:
H.R. 3267, to amend title 49, United States Code, to prohibit individuals who do not hold a valid private pilots certificate from manipulating the controls of aircraft in an attempt to set a record or engage in an aeronautical competition or aeronautical feat (H. Rept, 104–683);
H. Res. 482, providing for further consideration of H.R. 3734, to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 201 (a)(1) of the Concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 1997 (H. Rept. 104–686).
Committees To Sit: The following committees and their subcommittees received permission to sit today during proceedings of the House under the 5-minute rule: Agriculture, Commerce, Government Reform and Oversight, International Relations, Judiciary, National Security, Resources, Small Business, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Select Intelligence.
Treasury, Postal Service, General Government Appropriations: By a yea-and-nay vote of 215 yeas to 207 nays, Roll No. 323, the House passed H.R. 3756, making appropriations for the Treasury Department, the United States Postal Service, the Executive Office of the President, and certain Independent Agencies, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1997.
Rejected the Hoyer motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Appropriations.
The Kennedy of Massachusetts amendment that allocates $500,000 of Customs Service funding for inspection of goods in foreign countries to enforce child labor statutes;
The Traficant amendment that directs the IRS to contract with an independent accounting firm to determine the revenue losses, if any, which would result from implementing H.R. 2450, as introduced in the 104th Congress;
The Johnson of Connecticut amendment that transfers $106.606 million funding for the IRS Internal Audit Function from the Inspector General of the Treasury to the Internal Revenue Service;
The Wolf amendment that provides voluntary separation incentives for, no more than, 100 employees of the Agency for International Development;
The Hoyer amendment that extends authority to provide voluntary separation incentive payments from February 1, 1997 to March 31, 1997;
The Sanders amendment that limits any funding to health plans under the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program that operate a provider incentive plan that restricts medically necessary care; and
The Kingston amendment, as modified, that reduces funding for the Customs Service by $2 million.
The Hoyer amendment that sought to remove the restrictions on abortions under the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program (rejected by a recorded vote of 184 ayes to 238 noes, Roll No. 320);
Pages H7679–84, H7711
The Solomon amendment that sought to limit any funding by the Comptroller of the Currency to implement rulemaking permitting national banks, or operating subsidiaries of national banks, to engage in activities in which national banks are not permitted to engage, as of July 16, 1996 (rejected by a recorded vote of 107 ayes to 312 noes with 4 voting ``present'', Roll No. 321);
Pages H7684–92, H7711–12
The Gutknecht amendment, as modified, that sought to apply a 1.9 percent reduction to all discretionary appropriations (rejected by a recorded vote of 150 ayes to 268 noes, Roll No. 322).
Pages H7701–04, H7712–13
Points of Order Sustained Against:
Section 406 language in the bill which authorizes the establishment of telecommuting centers;
Section 410 language in the bill which authorizes the administrator of GSA to sell or exchange real property whether or not it is excess to the needs of the United States;
The Durbin amendment that sought to remove language which prohibits judicial review of ATF inability to process firearms applications for felons convicted of a violent crime, firearms violations, or drug-related crimes;
The Gekas amendment that sought to provide an automatic continuing resolution when Congress and the President fail to enact a regular appropriations bill for a fiscal year;
The Salmon amendment that sought to reduce White House Office of Administration funding by $500,000; and
The Kaptur amendment that sought to limit any funding by the Customs Service relating to trade between the United States and the People's Republic of China for imports mined, produced, or manufactured with the use of prison, slave, or child labor.
Suspensions: The House voted to suspend the rules and pass the following measures which were debated on Tuesday, July 16:
Government Accountability: H.R. 3166, amended, to amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to the crime of false statement in a Government matter (passed by a recorded vote of 417 ayes to 6 noes, Roll No. 324); and
M-F-N Status to Romania: H.R. 3161, to authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment, most-favored-nation treatment, to the products of Romania (passed by a yea-and-nay vote of 334 yeas to 86 nays, Roll No. 325).
Commerce, Justice, State, and the Judiciary Appropriations: The House agreed to H. Res. 479, the rule providing for consideration of H.R. 3814, making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1997.
It was made in order that immediately after disposition of the first amendment made in order by the rule, and without intervention of any point of order, to consider the amendment relating to the Advanced Technology Program, if offered by Representative Rogers; and if that amendment is adopted, then points of order under clauses 2 and 6 of rule XXI shall be waived for all provisions of the bill, as amended,
Presidential Messages: Read the following messages from the President:
Republic of Bulgaria Emigration: Message wherein he transmits the report concerning emigration laws and policies of the Republic of Bulgaria--referred to the Committee on Ways and Means and ordered printed (H. Doc. 104–246); and
Arms Proliferation Policy: Message wherein he transmits the of the President's Advisory Board on Arms Proliferation Policy--referred to the Committee on International Relations.
Safe Drinking Water Act: Agreed by unanimous consent to consider S. 1316, to reauthorize and amend title XIV of the Public Health Service Act, commonly known as the ``Safe Drinking Water Act''. Agreed to strike all after the enacting clause and insert in lieu the provisions of H.R. 3604, a similar House-passed measure. Subsequently, the House passed S. 1316, agreed to amend the title, and H.R. 3604 was laid on the table.
Appointed as conferees from the Committee on Commerce, for consideration of the Senate bill, except for sections 29(a) and 28(e), and the House amendment, except for title V, and modifications committed to conference: Representatives Bliley, Bilirakis, Crapo, Bilbray, Dingell, Waxman, and Stupak. From the Committee on Commerce, for consideration of sections 28(a) and 28(e) of the Senate bill, and modifications committed to conference: Representatives Bliley, Bilirakis, and Dingell. As additional conferees from the Committee on Science, for consideration of that portion of section 3 that adds a new section 1478 and sections 23, 25(f), and 28(f) of the Senate bill, and that portion of section 308 that adds a new section 1452(n) and section 402 and title VI of the House amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Representatives Walker, Rohrabacher, and Roemer. As additional conferees from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for the consideration of that portion of section 3 that adds a new section 1471(c) and sections 9, 17, 22(d), 25(a), 25(g), 28(a), 28(e), 28(h), and 28(i) of the Senate bill, and title V of the House amendment and modifications committed to conference: Representatives Shuster, Boehlert, Wamp, Borski, and Menendez, provided Representative Blute is appointed in lieu of Representative Wamp for consideration of title V of the House amendment.
Agreed to the Stupak motion to instruct conferees to insist upon the provisions contained in section 506 of the House amendment.
Defense Authorization: The House agreed to the Weldon of Pennsylvania motion to disagree with the Senate amendment to H.R. 3230, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 1997 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 1997, and agree to a conference.
Appointed as conferees from the Committee on National Security, for consideration of the House bill and the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Representatives Spence, Stump, Hunter, Kasich, Bateman, Hansen, Weldon of Pennsylvania, Hefley, Saxton, Cunningham, Buyer, Torkildsen, Fowler, McHugh, Talent, Watts of Oklahoma, Hostettler, Chambliss, Hilleary, Hastings of Washington, Dellums, Montgomery, Schroeder, Skelton, Sisisky, Spratt, Ortiz, Pickett, Evans, Tanner, Browder, Taylor of Mississippi, Tejeda, McHale, Kennedy of Rhode Island, and DeLauro. As additional conferees from the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, for consideration of matters within the jurisdiction of that committee under clause 2 of rule XLVIII: Representatives Combest, Lewis of California, and Dicks. As additional conferees from the Committee on Banking and Financial Services, for consideration of sections 1085 and 1089 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Representatives Castle, Bachus, and Gonzalez. As additional conferees from the Committee on Commerce, for consideration of sections 601, 741, 742, 2863, 3154, and 3402 of the House bill, and sections 345–347, 561, 562, 601, 724, 1080, 2827, 3175, and 3181–91 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Representatives Bliley, Bilirakis, and Dingell. Provided that Representative Richardson is appointed in lieu of Representative Dingell and Representative Schaefer is appointed in lieu of Representative Bilirakis for consideration of sections 3181–91 of the Senate amendment. Provided that Representative Oxley is appointed in lieu of Representative Bilirakis for the consideration of section 3154 of the House bill, and sections 345–347 and 3175 of the Senate amendment. Provided that Representative Schaefer is appointed in lieu of Representative Bilirakis for the consideration of sections 2863 and 3402 of the House bill and section 2827 of the Senate amendment. As additional conferees from the Committee on Economic and Educational Opportunities, for consideration of sections 572, 1086, and 1122 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Representatives Goodling, McKeon, and Clay. As additional conferees from the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, for consideration of sections 332–336, 362, 366, 807, 821–25, 1047, 3523–39, 3542, and 3548 of the House bill, and sections 636, 809(b), 921, 924–25, 1101, 1102, 1104, 1105, 1109–1134, 1081, 1082, 1401–34, and 2826 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Representatives Clinger, Mica, and Collins of Illinois. Provided that Representative Horn is appointed in lieu of Representative Mica for consideration of sections 362, 366, 807, and 821–25 of the House bill, and sections 809(b), 1081, 1401–34, and 2826 of the Senate amendment. Provided that Representative Zeliff is appointed in lieu of Representative Mica for consideration of section 1082 of the Senate amendment. As additional conferees from the Committee on International Relations, for consideration of sections 233–234, 237, 1041, 1043, 1052, 1101–05, 1301, 1307, 1501–53 of the House bill, and sections 234, 1005, 1021, 1031, 1041–43, 1045, 1323, 1332–35, 1337, 1341–44, and 1352–54 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Representatives Gilman, Bereuter, and Hamilton. As additional conferees from the Committee on the Judiciary, for consideration of sections 537, 543, 1066, 1080, 1088, 1201–16, and 1313 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Representatives Hyde, McCollum, and Conyers. Provided that Representative Moorhead is appointed in lieu of Representative McCollum for consideration of sections 537 and 1080 of the Senate amendment. Provided that Representative Smith of Texas is appointed in lieu of Representative McCollum for consideration of sections 1066 and 1201–16 of the Senate amendment. As additional conferees from the Committee on Resources, for consideration of sections 247, 601, 2821, 1401–14, 2901–13, and 2921–31 of the House bill, and sections 251–52, 351, 601, 1074, 2821, 2836, and 2837 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Representatives Hansen, Saxton, and Miller of California. As additional conferees from the Committee on Science, for consideration of sections 203, 211, 245, and 247 of the House bill, and sections 211 and 251–52 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Representatives Walker, Sensenbrenner, and Harman. As additional conferees from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for consideration of sections 324, 327, 501, and 601 of the House bill, and sections 345–348, 536, 601, 641, 1004, 1009–1010, 1311, 1314, and 3162 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Representatives Shuster, Coble, and Barcia. As additional conferees from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs for consideration of sections 556, 638, and 2821 of the House bill, and sections 538 and 2828 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Representatives Stump, Smith of New Jersey, and Montgomery. As additional conferees from the Committee on Ways and Means, for consideration of sections 905, 1041(c)(2), 1550(a)(2), and 3313 of the House bill, and sections 1045(c)(2), 1214 and 1323 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Representatives Crane, Thomas, and Gibbons.
Agreed to the Dellums motion to instruct conferees to insist upon a total level of funding for operations and maintenance not less than the total of the amounts provided in section 301 of the House bill; a level of funding for military personnel not less than the amount provided in section 421 of the House bill; and a total level of funding for military construction and military family housing not less than the total of the amounts provided in division B of the House bill.
By a yea-and-nay vote of 412 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 326, agreed to the Weldon of Pennsylvania motion that conference committee meetings be closed to the public when classified information is under consideration.
Order of Business: It was made in order that for consideration of H.R. 3734 that the first reading of the bill be dispensed with, that all points of order against consideration of the bill be waived, that general debate be confined to the bill and be limited to two hours equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget, that after general debate the Committee of the Whole rise without motion, and that no further consideration of the bill be in order except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House.
Budget Reconciliation: The House completed two hours of general debate on H.R. 3734, to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 201(a)(1) of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 1997. Debate will continue on Thursday, July 18.
Meeting Hour: Agreed that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 18.
Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on pages H7780–81.
Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate appear on page H7661.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes and five recorded votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H7690, H7711, H7711–12, H7712–13, H7713–14, H7714–15, H7715, and H7744. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: Met at 10:00 a.m. and adjourned at 11:27 p.m.
AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION PROGRAMS
Committee on Agriculture: Subcommittee on Resource Conservation, Research, and Forestry held a hearing to review agricultural extension programs administered by the USDA. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the USDA: Catherine Woteki, Acting Under Secretary, Research, Education and Extension; and the Bob Robinson, Administrator, Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service; and public witnesses.
EVOLUTION OF THE BUDGET PROCESS
Committee on the Budget: Continued hearings on ``How Did We Get Here From There?'' A Discussion of the Evolution of the Budget Process from 1974 to the Present. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
FOOD QUALITY PROTECTION ACT
Committee on Commerce: Ordered reported amended H.R. 1627, Food Quality Protection Act. Testimony was heard from witnesses.
FOOD QUALITY PROTECTION ACT
Committee on Commerce: Subcommittee on Health and Environment approved for full Committee action amended H.R. 1627, Food Quality Protection Act.
FBI BACKGROUND FILES
Committee on Government Reform and Oversight: Held a hearing on Security of FBI Background Files. Testimony was heard from the following Special Agents, U.S. Secret Service, Department of the Treasury: John Libonati, Supervisory Special Agent; Jeffrey Undercoffer, Access Control Branch; and Arnold Cole, Supervisor, Access Control Branch.
Committee on International Relations: Subcommittee on Africa held a hearing on Africa's Environment: The Final Frontier. Testimony was heard from Gary Bombardier, Assistant Administrator, AID, U.S. International Development Cooperation Agency; and public witnesses.
VIOLENT YOUTH PREDATOR ACT
Committee on the Judiciary: Continued mark up of H.R. 3565, Violent Youth Predator Act of 1996.
Committee recessed subject to call.
INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY ACT
Committee on National Security: Ordered reported amended H.R. 3237, Intelligence Community Act.
Committee on Resources: Ordered reported the following bills: H.R. 3579, amended, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain property containing a fish and wildlife facility to the State of Wyoming; H.R. 2505, amended, to amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to make certain clarifications to the land bank protection provisions; H.R. 3287, amended, Crawford National Fish Hatchery Conveyance Act; H.R. 3546, amended, Walhalla National Fish Hatchery Conveyance Act; and H.R. 3557, amended, Marion National Fish Hatchery Conveyance Act; H.R. 2122, amended, to designate the Lake Tahoe Basin National Forest in the States of California and Nevada to be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture; H.R. 2438, amended, to provide for the conveyance of lands to certain individuals in Gunnison County, Colorado; H.R. 2518, amended to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to exchange certain lands in the Wenatchee National Forest for certain lands owned by Public Utility District No. 1 of Chelan County, Washington; H.R. 2709, amended, to provide for the conveyance of certain land to the Del Norte County Unified School District of Del Norte County, California; H.R. 3147, amended, to provide for the exchange of certain lands in the State of California managed by the Bureau of Land Management for certain non-federal lands; H.R. 2135, amended, to provide for the correction of boundaries of certain lands in Clark County, Nevada, acquired by persons who purchased such lands in good faith reliance on existing private land surveys; H.R. 2711, to provide for the substitution of timber for the canceled Elkhorn Ridge Timber Sale; H.R. 3534, amended, Mineral King Act of 1996; H.R. 3487, amended, National Marine Sanctuaries Preservation Act. and H.R. 3537, amended, Federal Oceanography Coordination Improvement Act of 1996.
Committee on Resources: Subcommitee on Native American and Insular Affairs held a hearing on the following bills: H.R. 2710, Hoopa Valley Reservation South Boundary Correction Act; and H.R. 3671, United Houma Nation Recognition and Land Claims Settlement Act of 1996. Testimony was heard from Representative Riggs; Michael Anderson, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior; Jack Ward Thomas, Chief, Forest Service, USDA; and public witnesses.
CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM ACT
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a modified closed rule on H.R. 3760, Campaign Finance Reform Act of 1996 providing one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled between the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on House Oversight. The rule provides that no amendment will be in order except an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of H.R. 3505 (as modified by an amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules), if offered by the Minority Leader or his designee. The rule waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute, as modified, and provides that it will be considered as read, will be debatable for one hour equally divided between the proponent and an opponent, and will not be subject to amendment. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was heard from Chairman Thomas and Representatives Fawell, Shays, Greenwood, Horn, Castle, Smith of Washington, Wamp, Fazio, Clay, Obey, Martinez, Farr, Maloney, and Meehan.
WELFARE AND MEDICAID REFORM ACT
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a modified closed rule providing two hours of additional general debate equally divided and controlled between the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides for the adoption in the House and in the Committee of the Whole of an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of H.R. 3829 (as modified by the amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules) and that the bill, as amended, be considered as original text for the purpose of further amendment.
The rule provides for the consideration of an amendment printed in part 2 of the report of the Committee on Rules if offered by the Chairman of the Committee on the Budget, or his designee, which shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by a proponent and an opponent, which shall not be subject to further amendment or to a demand for a division of the question and against which all points of order are waived. The rule provides for the consideration of a further amendment if offered by the Minority Leader or his designee, consisting of the text of H.R. 3832, debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by a proponent and an opponent, which shall not be subject to amendment and against which all points of order are waived. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit, with or without instructions. Testimony was heard from Chairman Kasich, Representatives Shaw, Roukema, Castle, Stenholm, Richardson, and Tanner.
CONGRESSIONAL REFORM PROPOSALS
Committee on Rules: Held a hearing to further examine congressional reform proposals. Testimony was heard from Representatives Rohrabacher, Doolittle, Pombo, Royce, Coburn, Foley, Schroeder, Volkmer, Skaggs, Barrett of Wisconsin, Eshoo, Minge, Stupak, Woolsey, Underwood and Rivers.
EMPLOYMENT NON-DISCRIMINATION ACT
Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Government Programs held a hearing on H.R. 1863, Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 1995. Testimony was heard from Representatives Morella, Campbell, Frank of Massachusetts and Studds; and public witnesses.
Committee on Standards of Official Conduct: Met in executive session to consider pending business.
NATIONAL INVASIVE SPECIES ACT
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment and the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation held a joint hearing on H.R. 3217, National Invasive Species Act of 1996. Testimony was heard from Capt. Richard E. Bennis, USCG, Chief Office of Response, U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Transportation; Alfred M. Beeton, Acting Chief Scientist, NOAA, Department of Commerce; David G. Davis, Deputy Director, Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds, EPA; William E. Roper, Assistant Director, Civil Works Program, Directorate for Research and Development, U.S. Corps of Engineers, Department of the Army; and public witnesses.
Committee on Ways and Means: Ordered reported the following: a conforming amendment to be incorporated into H.R. 3592, Water Resources Development Act of 1996; H.R. 2823, International Dolphin Conservation Program Act, as reported from the Committee on Resources; and H.R. 3815, amended, to make technical corrections and miscellaneous to trade laws.
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT ACT
Conferees met on the differences between the Senate-and House-passed versions of H.R. 1617, to consolidate Federal employment training, vocational education, and adult education programs and create integrated statewide workforce development systems, but did not complete action thereon, and recessed subject to call.
Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on District of Columbia, to hold hearings on proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 1997 for the Government of the District of Columbia, 9:30 a.m., SD–138.
Full Committee, business meeting, to mark up H.R. 3675, making appropriations for the Department of Transportation and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1997, and H.R. 3754, making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1997, 2 p.m., SD–192.
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, to hold hearings to review the Federal Reserve's semi-annual monetary policy report (Humphrey-Hawkins), 10 a.m., SH–216.
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, to hold hearings on proposed legislation relating to natural disaster protection and insurance, 2:30 p.m., SR–253.
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Parks, Historic Preservation and Recreation, to hold hearings on S. 988, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to transfer administrative jurisdiction over certain land to the Secretary of the Army to facilitate construction of a jetty and sand transfer system, and S. 1805, to provide for the management of Voyageurs National Park, 9:30 a.m., SD–366.
Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs, to hold hearings on certain issues with regard to Hong Kong, 2 p.m., SD–419.
Committee on the Judiciary, to resume open and hold closed hearings to examine the dissemination of Federal Bureau of Investigation background investigation reports and other information to the White House, 10 a.m., SD–226.
Committee on Labor and Human Resources, Subcommittee on Children and Families, to hold hearings to examine issues relating to youth violence, 1:30 p.m., SD–430.
Committee on Indian Affairs, business meeting, to mark up S. 1264, to provide for certain benefits of the Missouri River Basin Pick-Sloan project to the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, S. 1834, to authorize funds for the Indian Environmental General Assistance Program Act, S. 1869, to make certain technical corrections in the Indian Health Care Improvement Act; to be followed by hearings on H.R. 2464, to provide additional lands within the State of Utah for the Goshute Indian Reservation, and S. 1893, Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians Claims Settlement Act, 9:30 a.m., SR–485.
For a listing of Senate committee meetings scheduled ahead, see page E1313 in today's Record.
Committee on Appropriations, to markup the District of Columbia appropriations for fiscal year 1997, 9:30 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.
Committee on Banking and Financial Services, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, to mark up H.R. 3727, ATM Fee Reform Act of 1996, 9:30 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
Committee on Commerce, Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Hazardous Materials, to markup the following bills: H.R. 3553, Federal Trade Commission Reauthorization Act of 1996; H.R. 447, to establish a toll free number in the Department of Commerce to assist consumers in determining if products are American-made; and H.R. 1186, Professional Boxing Safety Act, 2 p.m., 2322 Rayburn.
Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance, oversight hearing on the implementation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
Committee on Economic and Educational Opportunities, Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education, Training and Life-long Learning, hearing on the rising cost of college, 9:30 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.
Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, Subcommittee on Civil Service, to mark up the Omnibus Civil Service Reform measure, 9 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
Subcommittee on Postal Service, to continue hearings on H.R. 3717, Postal Reform Act of 1996, 2 p.m., 2247 Rayburn.
Committee on the Judiciary , Subcommittee on Crime, hearing on the rights and benefits of state and local law enforcement officers, with emphasis on the following bills: H.R. 878, Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights; H.R. 218, 1995 Community Protection Initiative; H.R. 1805, to amend title 18, United States Code, to exempt qualified current or former law enforcement officers from State laws prohibiting the carrying of concealed firearms; H.R. 2912, All-O'Hara Public Safety Officers Health Benefits Act; and H.R. 3263, Law Enforcement and Correctional Officers Employment Registration Act 1996, 9:30 a.m., 2237 Rayburn.
Committee on Resources, Subcommitte on Energy and Mineral Resources, to mark up H.R. 2372, Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Amendments Act of 1995, 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.
Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Lands, oversight hearing on National Park Service Concessions Management, 10 a.m., 1334 Longworth.
Committee on Rules, to consider H.R. 3816, making appropriations for energy and water development for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1997, and H.R. 743, to amend the National Labor Relations Act to allow labor-management cooperative efforts to improve economic competitiveness in the United States, 10 a.m., H–313, Capitol.
Committee on Science, Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, hearing on NASA's Uncosted Carry-Over, 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.
Committee on Small Business, to continue hearings on Unfair Government-Supported Competition with Small Business, 9:30 a.m., and to continue markup of the following bills: H.R. 3719, Small Business Programs Improvement Act of 1996; and H.R. 3720, Small Business Investment Company Reform Act of 1996, 1 p.m., 2359 Rayburn.
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Public Buildings and Economic Development, to continue oversight hearings on GSA Leasing Program, 8:30 a.m., 2253 Rayburn.
Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, to continue hearings on ISTEA Reauthorization Transportation Finance in an Era of Scarce Resources: Innovating Financing, 9:30 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
Committee on Ways and Means, hearing on the impact of international competitiveness of replacing the Federal Income Tax, 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the Committee on International Relations and the Committee on the Judiciary, executive, joint briefing on Encryption Policy, 1:30 p.m., S–407 Capitol.
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, to hold hearings to examine property restitution, compensation, and preservation in post-Communist Europe, 10 a.m., 2255 Rayburn Building.
Program for Thursday: Complete consideration of H.R. 3734, Balanced Budget Reconciliation Act for FY 1997 (modified closed rule).
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Bonilla, Henry, Tex., E1310
Borski, Robert A., Pa., E1305
Burton, Dan, Ind., E1300
Chrysler, Dick, Mich., E1306
Coyne, William J., Pa., E1302
Danner, Pat, Mo., E1295
Dornan, Robert K., Calif., E1296
Duncan, John J., Jr., Tenn., E1307, E1309
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Fields, Jack, Tex., E1306
Flanagan, Michael Patrick, Ill., E1312
Forbes, Michael P., N.Y., E1312
Frost, Martin, Tex., E1304
Goodling, William F., Pa., E1311
Hamilton, Lee H., Ind., E1299
Hansen, James V., Utah, E1298
Hayworth, J.D., Ariz., E1311
Holden, Tim, Pa., E1305
McIntosh, David M., Ind., E1302
Matsui, Robert T., Calif., E1298
Molinari, Susan, N.Y., E1311
Packard, Ron, Calif., E1296
Pelosi, Nancy, Calif., E1298
Quinn, Jack, N.Y., E1304
Radanovich, George P., Calif., E1302, E1304
Richardson, Bill, N. Mex., E1296
Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana, Fla., E1306
Saxton, Jim, N.J., E1302
Schroeder, Patricia, Colo., E1296
Shuster, Bud, Pa., E1311
Stearns, Cliff, Fla., E1310
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Volkmer, Harold L., Mo., E1299
Waxman, Henry A., Calif., E1299
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