July 31, 1998 - Issue: Vol. 144, No. 106 — Daily Edition105th Congress (1997 - 1998) - 2nd Session
Friday, July 31, 1998
- The House passed H.R. 4354, to establish the United States Capitol Police Memorial Fund on behalf of the families of Detective John Michael Gibson and Private First Class Jacob Joseph Chestnut.
- The House agreed to the conference report on H.R. 1385, Adult Education and Family Literacy Act.
Measures Reported: Reports were made as follows:
S. 2400, to authorize the negotiation of reciprocal trade agreements, implement certain trade agreements, extend trade preferences to certain developing countries, extend the trade adjustment assistance programs, and for other purposes. (S. Rept. No. 105–280)
S. 263, to prohibit the import, export, sale, purchase, possession, transportation, acquisition, and receipt of bear viscera or products that contain or claim to contain bear viscera, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 105–281)
S. 361, to amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to prohibit the sale, import, and export of products labeled as containing endangered species, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 105–282)
S. 659, to amend the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act of 1990 to provide for implementation of recommendations of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service contained in the Great Lakes Fishery Restoration Study Report, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 105–283)
S. 2094, to amend the Fish and Wildlife Improvement Act of 1978 to enable the Secretary of the Interior to more effectively use the proceeds of sales of certain items, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 105–285)
Postal Employees Safety Enhancement Act: Senate passed S. 2112, to make the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 applicable to the United States Postal Service in the same manner as any other employer.
Robert C. Weaver Federal Building: Senate passed S. 1700, to designate the headquarters building of the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, District of Columbia, as the ``Robert C. Weaver Federal Building''.
Commending the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program: Senate agreed to S. Res. 265, commending the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program on its 50th Anniversary and expressing the sense of the Senate regarding continuation of the program into the 21st century.
DePaul University Centennial: Senate agreed to S. Res. 266, honoring the centennial of the founding of DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.
Health Education Partnerships Act: Senate passed S. 1754, to amend the Public Health Service Act to consolidate and reauthorize health professions and minority and disadvantaged health professions and disadvantaged health education programs, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto:
Gordon (for Daschle) Amendment No. 3485, to initiate a coordinated national effort to prevent, detect, and educate the public concerning Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effect and to identify effective interventions for children, adolescents, and adults with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effect.
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Senate passed S. 2375, to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, and to strengthen prohibitions on international bribery and other corrupt practices.
Technology Administration Authorization: Senate passed S. 1325, to authorize appropriations for the Technology Administration of the Department of Commerce for fiscal years 1998, 1999, and 2000, after agreeing to committee amendments, and the following amendments proposed thereto:
Gordon (for Frist) Amendment No. 3486, to make minor and technical corrections.
Gordon (for Frist) Amendment No. 3487, to make corrections.
Gordon (for McCain) Amendment No. 3488, relating to environmental technology providers.
Fastener Quality Act Exemption: Senate passed H.R. 3824, amending the Fastener Quality Act to exempt from its coverage certain fasteners approved by the Federal Aviation Administration for use in aircraft, after agreeing to committee amendments.
International Obligations: Senate passed S.J. Res. 54, finding the Government of Iraq in unacceptable and material breach of its international obligations, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
Gordon (for Lott) Amendment No. 3489, in the nature of a substitute.
Potomac Highlands Airport Authority Compact: Senate passed S.J. Res. 51, granting the consent of Congress to the Potomac Highlands Airport Authority Compact entered into between the States of Maryland and West Virginia.
Pacific Northwest Emergency Management Arrangement: Senate passed S.J. Res. 35, granting the consent of Congress to the Pacific Northwest Emergency Management Arrangement.
Alabama Fish Hatchery/Aquacultural Research Center: Senate passed S. 1883, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey the Marion National Fish Hatchery and the Claude Harris National Aquacultural Research Center to the State of Alabama.
JFK Center for the Performing Arts Authorization: Senate passed H.R. 3504, to amend the John F. Kennedy Center Act to authorize appropriations for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and to further define the criteria for capital repair and operation and maintenance, clearing the measure for the President.
DC Convention Center/Sports Arena Authorization: Senate passed H.R. 4237, to amend the District of Columbia Convention Center and Sports Arena Authorization Act of 1995 to revise the revenues and activities covered under such Act, clearing the measure for the President.
American GI Forum Charter: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. 1759, to grant a Federal charter to the American GI Forum of the United States, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
Gordon (for Hatch) Amendment No. 3490, of a technical nature.
Carl B. Stokes U.S. Courthouse: Senate passed H.R. 643, to designate the United States courthouse to be constructed at the corner of Superior and Huron Roads, in Cleveland, Ohio, as the ``Carl B. Stokes United States Courthouse'', clearing the measure for the President.
Emergency Famine Relief: Senate agreed to S. Res. 267, expressing the sense of the Senate that the President, acting through the United States Agency for International Development, should more effectively secure emergency famine relief for the people of Sudan.
U.S. Capitol Police Memorial Fund: Senate passed H.R. 4354, to establish the United States Capitol Police Memorial Fund on behalf of the families of Detective John Michael Gibson and Private First Class Jacob Joseph Chestnut of the United States Capitol Police, clearing the measure for the President.
Military Construction Appropriations Conference Report--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for consideration of the conference report on H.R. 4059, making appropriations for military construction, family housing, and base realignment and closure for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1999, with a vote to occur thereon on Tuesday, September 1, 1998, at 9:30 a.m.
Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Consent Act Conference Report--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for the consideration of the conference report on H.R. 629, to grant the consent of Congress to the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact.
Foreign Operations Appropriations, 1999--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for the consideration of S. 2334, making appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1999, on Tuesday, September 1, 1998.
Treaty Approved: The following treaty having passed through the various parliamentary stages up to and including presentation of resolutions of ratification, upon division, two-thirds of the Senators present having voted in the affirmative, the resolution of ratification was agreed to:
Authority for Committees: All committees were authorized to file executive and legislative reports during the adjournment of the Senate on Tuesday, August 25, 1998, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Authorities: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding the adjournment of the Senate, the President of the Senate, the President of the Senate pro tempore, and the majority and minority leaders be authorized to make appointments to commissions, committees, boards, conferences, or interparliamentary conferences authorized by law, by concurrent action of the two Houses, or by order of the Senate.
Messages From the President: Senate received the following messages from the President of the United States:
Transmitting the report concerning the Arab League Boycott of Israel; referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (PM–154).
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
Dan A. Polster, of Ohio, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio.
John D. Kelly, of North Dakota, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit.
Kim McLean Wardlaw, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.
Robert G. James, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana, vice John M. Shaw, retired.
Keith C. Kelly, of Arizona, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Commodity Credit Corporation.
Deborah K. Kilmer, of Idaho, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce.
Ralph E. Tyson, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Louisiana.
Richard Nelson Swett, of New Hampshire, to be Ambassador to Denmark.
Neal F. Lane, of Oklahoma, to be Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Arthur Louis Schechter, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
Clyde J. Hart, Jr., of New Jersey, to be Administrator of the Maritime Administration, vice Albert J. Herberger, resigned.
Raner Christercunean Collins, of Arizona, to be United States District Judge for the District of Arizona.
Raymond W. Kelly, of New York, to be Commissioner of Customs.
James E. Johnson, of New Jersey, to be Under Secretary of the Treasury for Enforcement.
Elizabeth Bresee, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.
Jacob Joseph Lew, of New York, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
James Howard Holmes, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Latvia.
John Bruce Craig, of Pennsylvania, to be Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman.
David Michael Satterfield, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Lebanon.
Barbara Pedersen Holum, of Maryland, to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for the term expiring April 13, 2002.
Charles F. Kartman, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as Special Envoy for the Korean Peace Talks.
William B. Milam, of California, to be Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Bill Richardson, of New Mexico, to be Secretary of Energy.
Charles R. Rawls, of North Carolina, to be General Counsel of the Department of Agriculture.
James E. Newsome, of Mississippi, to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for the term expiring June 19, 2001.
Howard Hikaru Tagomori, of Hawaii, to be United States Marshal for the District of Hawaii for the term of four years.
Paul M. Warner, of Utah, to be United States Attorney for the District of Utah for the term of four years.
Routine lists in the Foreign Service.
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
Terrence L. Bracy, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy for a term expiring October 6, 2004.
Nomination Withdrawn: Senate received notification of the withdrawal of the following nomination:
Michael D. Schattman, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas, which was sent to the Senate on March 21, 1997.
Messages From the President:
Messages From the House:
Measures Placed on Calendar:
Statements on Introduced Bills:
Notices of Hearings:
Authority for Committees:
Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and, in accordance with S. Con. Res. 114, adjourned at 2:28 p.m., until 12 noon, on Monday, August 31, 1998.
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Committee concluded hearings on the nominations of Charles R. Rawls, of North Carolina, to be General Counsel, and Keith C. Kelly, of Arizona, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Commodity Credit Corporation, both of the Department of Agriculture; and James E. Newsome, of Mississippi, and Barbara Pedersen Holum, of Maryland, both to be Commissioners of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf. Mr. Rawls was introduced by Senator Faircloth, Mr. Newsome was introduced by Senators Lott and Cochran, and Mr. Kelly was introduced by Senators Burns and Baucus.
MANDATORY ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded oversight hearings to examine issues relating to mandatory, binding arbitration of employment disputes in the securities industry, and proposed legislation to ensure that an employer cannot use their superior bargaining power to coerce their employees to capitulate to an agreement which diminishes their civil rights protections, after receiving testimony from Senator Feingold; Representative Markey; Isaac C. Hunt, Jr., Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Linda D. Fienberg, National Association of Securities Dealers, Stuart J. Kaswell, Securities Industry Association, and Elizabeth Toledo, National Organization for Women, all of Washington, D.C.; Robert E. Meade, American Arbitration Association, and Samuel Estreicher, New York University School of Law, both of New York, New York; and Cliff Palefsky, McGuinn, Hillsman & Palefsky, San Francisco, California, on behalf of the National Employment Lawyers' Association.
PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee held hearings to examine the moral, ethical, and medical implications of physician assisted suicide, and S. 2151, to clarify Federal law to prohibit the dispensing or distribution of a controlled substance for the purpose of causing, or assisting in causing, the suicide, euthanasia, or mercy killing of any individual, focusing on the use of controlled substances and the Federal Government's role in the practice of medicine, receiving testimony from Senators Nickles, Wyden, and Gordon Smith; Joseph N. Onek, Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General, and Thomas A. Constantine, Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration, both of the Department of Justice; Ralph P. Miech, Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, Rhode Island; Joanne Lynn, Americans for Better Care of the Dying, Washington, D.C., on behalf of the American Geriatrics Society; Walter R. Hunter, Hospice of Michigan, Southfield; Harold C. Sox, Jr., Lebanon, New Hampshire, on behalf of the American College of Physicians/American Society of Internal Medicine; Andrew I. Batavia, Florida International University, North Miami; and Gayle Hafner, Not Dead Yet, Texas, Maryland.
Hearings were recessed subject to call.
Committee on Labor and Human Resources: On Thursday, July 30, committee ordered favorably reported S. 2213, to allow all States to participate in activities under the Education Flexibility Partnership Demonstration Act, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Special Committee on the year 2000 Technology Problem: Committee held hearings to examine issues relating to the Year 2000 technology problem confronting the telecommunications industry, receiving testimony from Michael K. Powell, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission; John S. Edwards, Member, President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee; D. Diane Fountaine, Deputy Manager, National Communications System; Judith List, Bellcore, Morristown, New Jersey; Joseph Castellano, Bell Atlantic Corporation, New York, New York; A. Gerard Roth, GTE Corp., on behalf of the TelcoYear 2000 Forum, and Ramu Potarazu, INTELSAT, both of Washington, D.C.; and Gary J. Beach, CIO Magazine, Framingham, Massachusetts.
Committee recessed subject to call.
House of Representatives
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
Report on the Revised Suballocation of Budget Totals for Fiscal year 1999 (H. Rept. 105–662);
H.R. 2592, to amend title 11 of the United States Code to provide private trustees the right to seek judicial review of United States trustee actions related to trustee expenses and trustee removal, amended (H. Rept. 105–663);
Making the Federal Government Accountable: Enforcing the mandate for Effective Financial Management (H. Rept. 105–664);
H.R. 2070, to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for the mandatory testing for serious transmissible diseases of incarcerated persons whose bodily fluids come into contact with corrections personnel and notice to those personnel of the results of the tests (H. Rept. 105–665);
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he designated Representative Gutknecht to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Rev. Dr. Ronald Christian of Fairfax, Virginia.
August District Work Period: The House agreed to S. Con. Res. 114, providing for a conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate and a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives.
Bipartisan Campaign Integrity Act: The House continued consideration of amendments to H.R. 2183, to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to reform the financing of campaigns for elections for Federal office.
The Kaptur amendment, as modified, to the Shays amendment that establishes a clearinghouse of information on political activities within the Federal Election Commission. Amendment was debated July 30 (agreed to by a recorded vote of 341 ayes to 74 noes, Roll No. 371);
The Stearns amendment to the Shays amendment that allows permanent resident aliens serving in the armed forces to make campaign contributions. Amendment was debated July 30 (agreed to by a recorded vote of 385 ayes to 29 noes, Roll No. 372);
The Stearns amendment to the Shays amendment that requires any candidate for President or Vice President to certify that the candidate will not solicit soft money. Amendment was debated July 30 (agreed to by a recorded vote of 368 ayes to 44 noes, Roll No. 373);
The Barr amendment to the Shays amendment that sought to prohibit the use of bilingual voting materials. Amendment was debated July 30 (rejected by a recorded vote of 142 ayes to 261 noes, Roll No. 367);
The McIntosh amendment to the Shays amendment that sought to prohibit a communication with a Senator or Member of the House of Representatives regarding a pending legislative matter to be construed as to establish coordination with a candidate. Amendment was debated July 30 (rejected by a recorded vote of 195 ayes to 218 noes, Roll No. 368);
The Horn amendment to the Shays amendment that sought to allow reduced postage rates for principal campaign committees of congressional candidates. Amendment was debated July 30 (rejected by a recorded vote of 117 ayes to 294 noes, Roll No. 369);
The Shaw amendment to the Shays amendment that sought to require at least 50 percent of contributions accepted by House candidates to come from in-state residents. Amendment was debated July 30 (rejected by a recorded vote of 160 ayes to 253 noes, Roll No. 370);
The Whitfield amendment to the Shays amendment that sought to increase the individual contribution limit to candidates from $1,000 to $3,000. Amendment was debated July 30 (rejected by a recorded vote of 102 ayes to 315 noes, Roll No. 374);
The Whitfield amendment to the Shays amendment that defines ``express advocacy'' as a communication that advocates the election or defeat of a candidate by containing a phrase such as ``vote for'', ``reelect'', or ``defeat''. Amendment was debated July 30 (rejected by a recorded vote of 173 ayes to 238 noes, Roll No. 375); and
The English of Pennsylvania amendment to the Shays amendment that sought to prohibit the bundling of contributions. Amendment was debated July 30 (rejected by a recorded vote of 134 ayes to 276 noes, Roll No. 376).
Capitol Police Memorial Fund: The House passed H.R. 4354, to establish the United States Capitol Police Memorial Fund on behalf of the families of Detective John Michael Gibson and Private First Class Jacob Joseph Chestnut of the United States Capitol Police. Earlier, agreed to the Thomas amendment that provides a financial adviser or trustee to the families.
Adult Education and Family Literacy Act: The House agreed to the conference report on H.R. 1385, to consolidate, coordinate, and improve employment, training, literacy, and vocational rehabilitation programs in the United States.
Legislative Program: The Majority Leader announced the Legislative Program for the week of August 3.
Meeting Hour: Agreed that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, August 3.
Calendar Wednesday: Agreed to dispense with Calendar Wednesday business of August 5.
Senate Messages: Message received from the Senate appears on page H6853.
Referrals: S. Con. Res. 115 was referred to the Committee on House Oversight; S. 53, S. 512, and S. 1134 were referred to the Committee on Judiciary; and S. 314 was referred to the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight.
Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on page H6880.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Ten recorded votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H6856, H6857, H6858, H6858–59, H6859–60, H6860–61, H6861–62, H6862, H6863, and H6863–64. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 1:00 p.m. and adjourned at 3:57 p.m.
SOLVING THE CANCER CRISIS
Committee on Government Reform and Oversight: Held a hearing on Solving the Cancer Crisis: Comprehensive Research, Coordination and Care. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the NIH, Department of Health and Human Services: Richard Klausner, M.D., Director, National Cancer Institute; and Wayne Jonas, M.D., Director, Office of Alternative Medicine; and public witnesses.
H.R. 1273, to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 1998 and 1999 for the National Science Foundation. Signed July 29, 1998. (P.L. 105–207)
H.R. 1439, to facilitate the sale of certain land in Tahoe National Forest, in the State of California to Placer County, California. Signed July 29, 1998. (P.L. 105–208)
H.R. 1460, to allow for election of the Delegate from Guam by other than separate ballot. Signed July 29, 1998. (P.L. 105–209)
H.R. 1779, to make a minor adjustment in the exterior boundary of the Devils Backbone Wilderness in the Mark Twain National Forest, Missouri, to exclude a small parcel of land containing improvements. Signed July 29, 1998. (P.L. 105–210)
H.R. 2165, to extend the deadline under the Federal Power Act applicable to the construction of FERC Project Number 3862 in the State of Iowa. Signed July 29, 1998. (P.L. 105–211)
H.R. 2217, to extend the deadline under the Federal Power Act applicable to the construction of FERC Project Number 9248 in the State of Colorado. Signed July 29, 1998. (P.L. 105–212)
H.R. 2841, to extend the time required for the construction of a hydroelectric project. Signed July 29, 1998. (P.L. 105–213)
H.R. 2870, to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to facilitate protection of tropical forests through debt reduction with developing countries with tropical forests. Signed July 29, 1998. (P.L. 105–214)
H.R. 3156, to present a congressional gold medal to Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Signed July 29, 1998. (P.L. 105–215)
S. 318, to require automatic cancellation and notice of cancellation rights with respect to private mortgage insurance which is required as condition for entering into a residential mortgage transaction, to abolish the Thrift Depositor Protection Oversight Board. Signed July 29, 1998. (P.L. 105–216)
Senate is in adjournment until 12 noon on Monday, August 31, 1998.
No committee meetings are scheduled.
To be announced.
Committee on Agriculture, August 5, Subcommittee on Department Operations, Nutrition, and Foreign Agriculture, hearing to review legislation to ensure that food stamp coupons are not issued for deceased individuals, 2 p.m., 1300 Longworth.
August 6, full Committee, to consider H.R. 4149, Forest Service Cost Reduction and Fiscal Accountability Act of 1998, 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.
Committee on Banking and Financial Services, August 4, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, to mark up the following measures: H.R. 3617, Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Amendments Act of 1998; and the Depository Institution Regulatory Streamlining Act of 1998, 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
August 5, full Committee, to mark up the following bills; H.R. 4239, Financial Contract Netting Improvement Act of 1998; and H.R. 4321, Financial Information Privacy Act of 1998, 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
August 6, Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity, to mark up H.R. 3899, American Homeownership Act of 1998, 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
Committee on Commerce, August 3, Subcommittee on Finance and Hazardous Materials, hearing on The Impact and Effectiveness of the Small Order Execution System, 1 p.m., 2322 Rayburn.
August 3, Subcommittee on Health and Environment, to mark up the Mammography Quality Standards Reauthorization Act of 1998, 4:30 p.m., 2123 Rayburn.
August 4, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing on the circumstances surrounding the FCC's planned relocation to the Portals, 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
August 6, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency's Title VI Interim Guidance and Alternative State Approaches, 10 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.
August 6, Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade, and Consumer Protection, to mark up H.R. 3888, Anti-slamming Amendments Act, 10:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
August 7, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, to continue hearings on the circumstances surrounding the FCC's planned relocation to the Portals, 9:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
Committee on Education and the Workforce, August 4, Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations, hearing on Impediments to Union Democracy, Part III: Rank and File Rights at the American Radio Association, 1 p.m., 2175 Rayburn.
August 5, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing on Prison Industry: Effects on Inmates, Law-Abiding Workers, and Business, 10:30 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.
August 6, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing on American Worker Project: Review of the Garment Industry Proviso, 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.
Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, August 4, hearing on ``The Need for an Independent Counsel in the Campaign Finance Investigation'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
August 6, Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and Technology, hearing on Title II of H.R. 4244, Federal Procurement System Performance Measurement and Acquisition Workforce Training Act of 1998, 2 p.m., 2247 Rayburn.
Committee on House Oversight, August 5, to consider pending business, 3 p.m., 1310 Longworth.
Committee on International Relations, August 5, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, hearing on Regional Conflict: Colombia's Insurgency and Prospects for a Peaceful Resolution, 1:30 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.
August 6, full Committee, hearing on Heirless Property Issues of the Holocaust, 8:30 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.
Committee on the Judiciary, August 4, to continue mark up of H.R. 3789, Class Action Jurisdiction Act of 1998; and to mark up the following bills: H.R. 4006, Lethal Drug Abuse Prevention Act of 1998; H.R. 3843, to grant a Federal charter to the American GI Forum of the United States; H.R. 218, Community Protection Act of 1997; H.R. 2921, Multichannel Video Competition and Consumer Protection Act of 1997; and H.R. 3607, National Youth Crime Prevention Demonstration Act; and to consider private immigration bills, 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
August 6, Subcommittee on Crime, oversight hearing on drug diversion investigations by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, 9:30 a.m., 2237 Rayburn.
Committee on National Security, August 4, Subcommittee on Military Research and Development, hearing on U.S./Russian national security issues, 10 a.m., 2212 Rayburn.
Committee on Resources, August 4, Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health, oversight hearing on Fire Suppression, 10 a.m., 1334 Longworth.
August 5, full Committee, to consider the following bills: to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain facilities of the Minidoka project to the Burley Irrigation district; H.R. 1467, to provide for the continuance of oil and gas operations pursuant to certain existing leases in the Wayne National Forest; H.R. 1481, Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act of 1997; S. 1693, Vision 2020 National Parks Restoration Act; S. 1695, Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Preservation Act of 1998; H.R. 1943, Carlsbad Irrigation Project Acquired Transfer Act; H.R. 2108, Dutch John Federal Property Disposition and Assistance Act of 1997; H.R. 2161, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey the Palmetto Bend Project to the State of Texas; H.R. 2756, Kake Tribal Corporation Land Exchange Act; H.R. 3056, to provide for the preservation and sustainability of the family farm through the transfer of responsibility for operation and maintenance of the Flathead Indian Irrigation project; H.R. 3187, to amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to exempt not-for-profit entities that hold rights-of-way on public lands from certain strict liability requirements imposed in connection with such rights-of-way; H.R. 3381, Gallatin Land Consolidation Act of 1998; H.R. 3687, to authorize prepayment of amounts due under a water reclamation project contract for the Canadian River Project, Texas; H.R. 3706, Clear Creek Distribution System Conveyance Act; H.R. 3715, Pine River Project Conveyance Act; H.R. 3878, to subject certain reserved mineral interests of the operation of the Mineral Leasing Act; H.R. 3972, to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to prohibit the Secretary of the Interior from charging State and local government agencies for certain uses of the sand, gravel, and shell resources of the outer Continental Shelf; H.R. 4023, to provide for the conveyance of the Forest Service property in Kern County, California, in exchange for county lands suitable for inclusion in Sequoia National Forest; H.R. 4048, Sly Park Unit Conveyance Act; H.R. 4166, to amend the Idaho Admission Act regarding the sale or lease of school land; and H.R. 4313, to amend the Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands to provide that the number of members on the legislature of the Virgin Islands and the number of such members constituting a quorum shall be determined by the laws of the Virgin Islands, 11 a.m., 1324 Longworth.
August 6, Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands, to mark up the following bills: H.R. 576, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to undertake the necessary feasibility studies regarding the establishment of certain new units of the National Parks System in the State of Hawaii; H.R. 2125, to authorize appropriations for the Coastal Heritage Trail Route in New Jersey; H.R. 2800, Battle of Midway National Memorial Study Act; H.R. 2970, National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 1997; H.R. 4230, El Porto Administrative Site Land Exchange Act; H.R. 3705, The Ivanpah Valley Airport Public Lands Transfer Act; H.R. 3746, to authorize the addition of the Paoli Battlefield site in Malvern, Pennsylvania, to the Valley Forge National Historical Park; H.R. 3883, to revise the boundary of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site to include Knob Creek Farm; H.R. 3910, Automobile National Heritage Area Act of 1998; H.R. 3950, Otay Mountain Wilderness Act of 1998; H.R. 3963, to establish terms and conditions under which the Secretary of the Interior shall convey leaseholds in certain properties around Canyon Ferry Reservoir; H.R. 3981, to modify the boundaries of the George Washington Birthplace National Monument; H.R. 4109, Gateway Visitor Center Authorization Act of 1998; H.R. 4141, to amend the Act authorizing the establishment of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area to modify the boundaries of the Area, and to provide for the protection of lands, waters, and natural, cultural, and scenic resources within the national recreation area; H.R. 4144, Cumberland Island Preservation Act; H. R. 4211, to establish the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, in association with the Tuskegee University, in the State of Alabama; H.R. 4158, National Park Enhancement and Protection Act; H.R. 4287, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Boundary Adjustments Act; and H.R. 4289, to provide for the purchase by the Secretary of the Interior of the Wilcox ranch in Eastern Utah for management as wildlife habitat, 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.
Committee on Rules, August 4, to consider the following: H.R. 4274, making appropriations for the Department of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1999; and H.R. 3892, English Language Fluency Act, 2:30 p.m., H–313 Capitol.
Committee on Science, August 4, Subcommittee on Technology, oversight hearing on Developing Partnerships for Assistive and Universally Designed Technologies for Persons with Disabilities, 2 p.m., 2318 Rayburn.
August 5, full Committee, oversight hearing on the White House Perspective on the International Space Station's Problems and Solutions, 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.
August 6, Subcommittee on Technology, oversight hearing on Technology Development at FAA: Computer and Information Technology Challenges of the 21st Century, 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.
Committee on Small Business, August 6, hearing on how project labor agreements on public construction projects are negatively affecting women and minority-owned businesses, 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, August 5, Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, hearing on Motor Carrier Economic Regulatory Issues, 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
August 6, Subcommittee on Aviation, hearing on H.R. 1846, to provide for the immediate application of certain orders relating to the amendment, modification, suspension, or revocation of certificates under chapter 447 of title 49, United States Code,
August 6, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, hearing on Beaches and Oceans legislation, 2 p.m., 2167 Rayburn.
Committee on Veterans' Affairs, August 5, hearing on the garnishment of benefits paid to veterans for child support and other court-ordered family obligations, 10 a.m., 334 Cannon.
Committee on Ways and Means, August 4, Subcommittee on Oversight, hearing on the Funding Mechanisms of the ``E-Rate'' Program, 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.
August 6. Subcommittee on Health, hearing on Medicare's Home Health Benefits, 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.
August 6, Subcommittee on Oversight, to consider reports on Y2K Computer Problems and Tax Law Complexity, 2 p.m., B–318 Rayburn.
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, August 5, executive, a briefing on Iraq, 2 p.m., H–405 Capitol.
August 6, executive, to consider pending Committee business, 2 p.m., and, executive, a briefing on Korean Peninsula, 3 p.m., H–405 Capitol.
Program for Monday: After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond 1 p.m.), Senate may consider any cleared executive or legislative business.
Program for Monday: Consideration of Suspensions;
Consideration of H.R. 2183, Bipartisan Campaign Integrity Act of 1997 (continue consideration); and
Consideration of H.R. 4276, Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations (open rule, 1 hour of general debate).
Barcia, James A., Mich., E1494
Barrett, Thomas M., Wisc., E1507
Bereuter, Doug, Nebr., E1488
Berman, Howard L., Calif., E1493, E1499
Bilbray, Brian P., Calif., E1510
Bryant, Ed, Tenn., E1495
Buyer, Stephen E., Ind., E1488
Chenoweth, Helen, Idaho, E1501
Clyburn, James E., S.C., E1488
Conyers, John, Jr., Mich., E1493, E1501, E1506
Davis, Danny K., Ill., E1493
Davis, Thomas M., Va., E1491
Doyle, Michael F., Pa., E1489
Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E1493
Evans, Lane, Ill., E1502, E1510
Fawell, Harris W., Ill., E1502
Fossella, Vito, N.Y., E1507
Granger, Kay, Tex., E1498
Green, Gene, Tex., E1496, E1502, E1510
Houghton, Amo, N.Y., E1495
Jackson, Jesse L., Jr., Ill., E1497
Jackson-Lee, Sheila, Tex., E1511
John, Christopher, La., E1499
Kennelly, Barbara B., Conn., E1491
Kucinich, Dennis J., Ohio, E1497, E1498, E1506
Leach, James A., Iowa, E1505
Lee, Barbara, Calif., E1501
McCarthy, Karen, Mo., E1495, E1497
McDermott, Jim, Wash., E1491
McGovern, James P., Mass., E1506
Markey, Edward J., Mass., E1505, E1509
Millender-McDonald, Juanita, Calif., E1492
Norton, Eleanor Holmes, D.C., E1507
Oxley, Michael G., Ohio, E1496, E1500
Packard, Ron, Calif., E1498
Pelosi, Nancy, Calif., E1511
Poshard, Glenn, Ill., E1488
Roemer, Tim, Ind., E1492
Romero-Barceló, Carlos A., Puerto Rico, E1489
Sanders, Bernard, Vt., E1487, E1508
Sawyer, Thomas C., Ohio, E1494
Serrano, José E., N.Y., E1506
Shimkus, John, Ill., E1511
Skelton, Ike, Mo., E1494, E1499
Stabenow, Debbie, Mich., E1496
Tanner, John S., Tenn., E1498
Taylor, Charles H., N.C., E1492, E1504, E1509
Wolf, Frank R., Va., E1489