Daily Digest

Friday, August 1, 1997

Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS

    See Résumé of Congressional Activity.
    House stands adjourned until noon on Wednesday, September 3, for the August District Work Period.

Senate

Chamber Action


The Senate was not in session today. It will next meet at 11 a.m., Tuesday, September 2, 1997.

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

BANKRUPTCY ON EDUCATION

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts concluded hearings to examine the negative impact of bankruptcy on education funding, and the proposed Investment in Education Act of 1977, after receiving testimony from Connecticut Assistant Attorney General Joan E. Pilver, Hartford; Jayne Morrell, Dallas Independent School District, and Elizabeth Weller, Blair, Goggan, Sampson & Meeks, both of Dallas, Texas; Donald R. Boehm, Houston Independent School District, and Michael Deeds, Heard, Goggan, Blair, and Williams, both of Houston, Texas; Kent Scroggins, Lake Worth Independent School District, and Barbara M. Williams, Rohne, Hoodenpyle, Lobert, Myers & Scott, both of Arlington, Texas; Dorothy J. Conrad, St. Lucie County Tax Collector, Ft. Pierce, Florida; Sandy Hume, Boulder, Colorado, on behalf of the National Association of County Treasury and Finance Officers; Lawrence Friedman, Southfield, Michigan.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Bills Introduced: 5 public bills, H.R. 2372–2377; and 5 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 141, and H. Res. 213–216, were introduced.
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Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 2207, to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act concerning a proposal to construct a deep ocean outfall off the coast of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico amended (H. Rept. 105–237);

H.R. 2249, to authorize appropriations for carrying out the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977 for fiscal years 1998 and 1999 (H. Rept. 105–238 Part I); and

H.R. 922, amended (H. Rept. 105–239 Part I).
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Resignation of Representative Susan Molinari: Read a letter from Representative Molinari wherein she resigned as a member of the House of Representatives effective 12:01 a.m. on August 2, 1997.
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Committee Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Moran of Kansas wherein he resigned from the Committee on International Relations.
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Committee Election: The House agreed to H. Res. 213, electing Representative Moran of Kansas to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
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Speaker Pro Tempore: The Speaker designated Representative Davis of Virginia to act as Speaker pro tempore to sign enrolled bills and joint resolutions through September 3, 1997.
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Quorum Calls--Votes: There were no quorum calls or recorded votes during the proceedings of the House today.

Adjournment: Met at 9:00 a.m. and pursuant to the provisions of H. Con. Res. 136, adjourned at 9:36 a.m. for the August District Work Period.

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Committee Meetings

No Committee meetings were held.

Joint Meetings

EMPLOYMENT--UNEMPLOYMENT

Joint Economic Committee: Committee held hearings to examine the employment and unemployment situation for July, after receiving testimony from Katharine G. Abraham, Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor.

Committee recessed subject to call.August 1, 1997*ÿ7Eÿ7Eÿ7EThese figures include all measures reported, even if there was no accompanying report. A total of 61 reports have been filed in the Senate, a total of 236 reports have been filed in the House.

Résumé of Congressional Activity

FIRST SESSION OF THE ONE HUNDRED FIFTH CONGRESS

The first table gives a comprehensive résumé of all legislative business transacted by the Senate and House.

The second table accounts for all nominations submitted to the Senate by the President for Senate confirmation.

    DATA ON LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY
[D01AU7-18]{D 877}January 7

January 7 through July 31, 1997

SenateHouseTotal[D01AU7-19]{D 877}Days in se

Days in session

10791
. .
[D01AU7-20]{D 877}Time in se

Time in session

760 hrs., 11634 hrs., 55
. .

Congressional Record:

Pages of proceedings

86296708
. .

Extensions of Remarks

. .1575
. .
[D01AU7-21]{D 877}Public bil

Public bills enacted into law

625
. .
[D01AU7-22]{D 877}Private bi

Private bills enacted into law

10
. .
[D01AU7-23]{D 877}Bills in c

Bills in conference

68
. .
[D01AU7-24]{D 877}Measures p

Measures passed, total

182293
. .

Senate bills

448
. .

House bills

44129
. .

Senate joint resolutions

42
. .

House joint resolutions

58
. .

Senate concurrent resolutions

127
. .

House concurrent resolutions

1431
. .

Simple resolutions

59108
. .
[D01AU7-25]{D 877}Measures r

Measures reported, total

*117*225
. .

Senate bills

651
. .

House bills

8147
. .

Senate joint resolutions

21
. .

House joint resolutions

17
. .

Senate concurrent resolutions

90
. .

House concurrent resolutions

07
. .

Simple resolutions

3262
. .
[D01AU7-26]{D 877}Special re

Special reports

137
. .
[D01AU7-27]{D 877}Conference

Conference reports

04
. .
[D01AU7-28]{D 877}Measures p

Measures pending on calendar

6133
. .
[D01AU7-29]{D 877}Measures i

Measures introduced, total

13392817
. .

Bills

11382372
. .

Joint resolutions

3693
. .

Concurrent resolutions

49140
. .

Simple resolutions

116212
. .
[D01AU7-30]{D 877}Quorum cal

Quorum calls

34
. .
[D01AU7-31]{D 877}Yea-and-na

Yea-and-nay votes

211148
. .
[D01AU7-32]{D 877}Recorded v

Recorded votes

0199
. .
[D01AU7-33]{D 877}Bills veto

Bills vetoed

01
. .
[D01AU7-34]{D 877}Vetoes ove

Vetoes overridden

00
. .

    DISPOSITION OF EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS
[D01AU7-35]{D 877}January 7

January 7 through July 31, 1997

[D01AU7-36]{D 877}Civilian n

Civilian nominations, totaling 301, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

146

Unconfirmed

152

Withdrawn

3
[D01AU7-37]{D 877}Civilian n

Civilian nominations (FS, PHS, CG, NOAA), totaling 1,773, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

1,772

Unconfirmed

1
[D01AU7-38]{D 877}Air Force

Air Force nominations, totaling 4,100, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

3,971

Unconfirmed

129
Army nominations, totaling 2,952, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

2,687

Unconfirmed

265
[D01AU7-39]{D 877}Navy nomin

Navy nominations, totaling 2,139, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

2,127

Unconfirmed

12
[D01AU7-40]{D 877}Marine Cor

Marine Corps nominations, totaling 1,670, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

1,668

Unconfirmed

2

Summary

Total nominations received this session

12,935

Total confirmed

12,371

Total unconfirmed

561

Total withdrawn

3
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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

11 a.m., Tuesday, September 2

Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Senate will consider S. 1061, Labor/HHS Appropriations, 1998, and H.R. 2160, Agriculture Appropriations, 1998.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

12 noon, Wednesday, September 3

House Chamber

Program for Wednesday: To be announced.



Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Ackerman, Gary L., N.Y., E1601

Barcia, James A., Mich., E1599

Barrett, Thomas M., Wisc., E1582, E1589

Bass, Charles F., N.H., E1610

Bilbray, Brian P., Calif., E1597

Bonior, David E., Mich., E1613

Bono, Sonny, Calif., E1614

Buyer, Stephen E., Ind., E1580, E1589

Capps, Walter H., Calif., E1601

Chenoweth, Helen, Idaho, E1592

Clyburn, James E., S.C., E1602

Conyers, John, Jr., Mich., E1621, E1624

Coyne, William J., Pa., E1600

Crane, Phillip M., Ill., E1597

Cunningham, Randy ``Duke'', Calif., E1616

Davis, Thomas M., Va., E1592

Delahunt, William D., Mass., E1608

DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E1617

Doyle, Michael F., Pa., E1616

Engel, Eliot L., N.Y., E1580, E1585, E1588

Everett, Terry, Ala., E1617

Fazio, Vic, Calif., E1610

Filner, Bob, Calif., E1591, E1597, E1619, E1623

Forbes, Michael P., N.Y., E1577, E1582, E1587

Fox, Jon D., Pa., E1599

Frelinghuysen, Rodney P., N.J., E1614

Gilman, Benjamin A., N.Y., E1591

Gingrich, Newt, Ga., E1578, E1585, E1588, E1618

Hall, Ralph M., Tex., E1580, E1584, E1588

Harman, Jane, Calif., E1609, E1623

Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E1587

Hilliard, Earl F., Ala., E1602

Hinchey, Maurice D., N.Y., E1600

Hoyer, Steny H., Md., E1577, E1591

Hyde, Henry J., Ill., E1607

Jackson-Lee, Sheila, Tex., E1593, E1602

Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E1580, E1583, E1586, E1589

Johnson, Jay W., Wisc., E1614

Jones, Walter B., Jr., N.C., E1611

Kaptur, Marcy, Ohio, E1597

Kelly, Sue W., N.Y., E1602

King, Peter T., N.Y., E1587

Kingston, Jack, Ga., E1581, E1583

Kleczka, Gerald D., Wisc., E1607

Knollenberg, Joe, Mich., E1608

Kucinich, Dennis J., Ohio, E1581, E1587, E1622, E1625

Lantos, Tom, Calif., E1594, E1626

Largent, Steve, Okla., E1604

Levin, Sander M., Mich., E1593

Lewis, John, Ga., E1600

Luther, Bill, Minn., E1613

McCarthy, Carolyn, N.Y., E1612

McHale, Paul, Pa., E1612

McHugh, John M., N.Y., E1611

Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E1578, E1591

Markey, Edward J., Mass., E1615

Menendez, Robert, N.J., E1589

Millender-McDonald, Juanita, Calif., E1603, E1609, E1618

Miller, George, Calif., E1589, E1595

Moran, Jerry, Kans., E1586

Morella, Constance A., Md., E1581, E1587

Murtha, John P., Pa., E1603

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, D.C., E1613

Norwood, Charlie, Ga., E1590

Oberstar, James L., Minn., E1603

Pallone, Frank, Jr., N.J., E1608

Payne, Donald M., N.J., E1578, E1585

Portman, Rob, Ohio, E1605

Regula, Ralph, Ohio, E1590

Riley, Bob, Ala., E1598

Rodriguez, Ciro D., Tex., E1609

Rohrabacher, Dana, Calif., E1598

Sandlin, Max, Tex., E1593

Schaffer, Bob, Colo., E1619, E1623

Schiff, Steven, N.M., E1581, E1584

Serrano, José E., N.Y., E1598, E1610, E1627

Sherman, Brad, Calif., E1597

Skaggs, David E., Colo., E1604, E1610

Skelton, Ike, Mo., E1618

Solomon, Gerald B.H., N.Y., E1577, E1585, E1588, E1623

Souder, Mark E., Ind., E1613

Stump, Bob, Ariz., E1614

Stupak, Bart, Mich., E1586

Tauscher, Ellen O., Calif., E1586

Towns, Edolphus, N.Y., E1601

Traficant, James A., Jr., Ohio, E1616

Turner, Jim, Tex., E1617 

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