Daily Digest

Tuesday, April 27, 1999

Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS

    Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 92, condemning the atrocities which occurred at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S4213–S4312

Measures Introduced: Thirteen bills and four resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 881–893, S.J. Res. 22, S. Res. 86–87, and S. Con. Res. 30.
Pages S4256–57


Measures Reported: Reports were made as follows:

S. 886, to authorize appropriations for the Department of State for fiscal years 2000 and 2001; to provide for enhanced security at United States diplomatic facilities; to provide for certain arms control, nonproliferation, and other national security measures; to provide for the reform of the United Nations. (S. Rept. No. 106–43)

Measures Passed:

Condemning the Atrocities at Columbine High School: By a unanimous vote of 99 yeas (Vote No. 92), Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 92, expressing the sense of Congress with respect to the tragic shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.
Pages S4242–47


Y2K Act: Senate continued consideration of the motion to proceed to the consideration of S. 96, to regulate commerce between and among the several States by providing for the orderly resolution of disputes arising out of computer-based problems related to processing data that includes a 2-digit expression of that year's date, withdrawing the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and taking action on the following amendments:
Pages S4218–40

Pending:

McCain Amendment No. 267, in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S4221–32

Lott Amendment No. 268 (to Amendment No. 267), in the nature of a substitute.
Page S4232

Lott Amendment No. 269 (to Amendment No. 268), in the nature of a substitute.
Page S4233

Lott Amendment No. 270 (to the language proposed to be stricken by Amendment No. 267), in the nature of a substitute.
Page S4233

Lott Amendment No. 271 (to Amendment No. 270), in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S4233–40

A motion was entered to close further debate on Amendment No. 267 (listed above) and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on the cloture motion will occur on Thursday, April 29, 1999.
Page S4232

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill on Wednesday, April 28, 1999.
Page S4311

Appointments:

Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress: The Chair announced, on behalf of the Democratic Leader, pursuant to Public Law 101–509, the appointment of Elizabeth Scott of South Dakota to the Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress.
Page S4312


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

Transmitting the report of the Executive order ordering the Selected Reserve and certain Individual Ready Reserve Members of the armed forces to active duty; referred to the Committee on Armed Services. (PM–20).
Page S4250


Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations: Joyce E. Leader, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Guinea.
Page S4312


Messages From the President:
Page S4250


Messages From the House:
Page S4250


Communications:
Page S4250


Petitions:
Pages S4250–56


Statements on Introduced Bills:
Pages S4257–84


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S4284–85


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S4287–S4306


Notices of Hearings:
Pages S4306–07


Authority for Committees:
Page S4307


Additional Statements:
Pages S4307–11


Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--92)
Pages S4246–47


Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m., and adjourned at 5:47 p.m., until 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, April 28, 1999. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S4311.)

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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

APPROPRIATIONS--AGRICULTURE/FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Related Agencies concluded hearings on proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2000, after receiving testimony on behalf of the Department of Agriculture's nutrition assistance programs from Shirley R. Watkins, Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, Rajen Anand, Executive Director, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, and Dennis Kaplan, Deputy Director, Office of Budget and Program Analysis, all of the Department of Agriculture; and after receiving testimony on behalf of the Food and Drug Administration from Jane E. Henney, Commissioner, Michael A. Friedman, Deputy Commissioner for Operations, Robert J. Byrd, Deputy Commissioner for Management and Systems/Chief Financial Officer, all of the Food and Drug Administration, and Dennis P. Williams, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, all of the Department of Health and Human Services.

APPROPRIATIONS--KOSOVO

Committee on Appropriations: Committee concluded hearings on the President's proposed supplemental budget estimates to finance military and humanitarian operations related to Kosovo, after receiving testimony from Jacob J. Lew, Director, Office of Management and Budget; John J. Hamre, Deputy Secretary of Defense; and J. Brian Atwood, Administrator, Agency for International Development.

NOMINATIONS

Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded hearings on the nominations of Brian E. Sheridan, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict, Lawrence J. Delaney, of Maryland, to be Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, and Carolyn L. Huntoon, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of Energy for Environmental Management, after the nominees, who were introduced by Senator Warner, testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS-TRAFFICKING

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities concluded hearings on the threat of international narcotics-trafficking and the role of the Department of Defense in the Nation's war on drugs, after receiving testimony from Gen. Barry R. McCaffrey, USA (Ret.), Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy; Brian E. Sheridan, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict; and Gen. Charles E. Wilhelm, USMC, Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Southern Command.

MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY PROGRAM

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded hearings on the effectiveness of the Motor Carrier Safety Programs and the organizational structure of the Department of Transportation, after receiving testimony from Kenneth M. Mead, Inspector General, Barbara Cobble, Program Director, Surface Transportation, and Eugene A. Conti, Jr., Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy, all of the Department of Transportation; James E. Hall, Chairman, and Joseph E. Osterman, Director, Office of Highway Safety, both of the National Transportation Safety Board; Joan Claybrook, Public Citizen, on behalf of the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, and John F. Murphy, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, both of Washington, D.C.; Walter B. McCormick, Jr., American Trucking Associations, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia; Peter D. Worthington, DATTCO, Inc., New Britain, Connecticut, on behalf of the American Bus Association; and Stephen F. Campbell, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Bethesda, Maryland.

OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF REVENUES

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee held hearings on S. 25, to provide Coastal Impact Assistance to State and local governments, to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Amendments of 1978, the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965, the Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Act, and the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (commonly referred to as the Pittman-Robertson Act) to establish a fund to meet the outdoor conservation and recreation needs of the American people, S. 446, to provide for the permanent protection of the resources of the United States in the year 2000 and beyond, S. 532, to provide increased funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and Urban Parks and Recreation Recovery Programs, to resume the funding of the State grants program of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and to provide for the acquisition and development of conservation and recreation facilities and programs in urban areas, S. 819, to provide funding for the National Park System from outer Continental Shelf revenues, and the Administration's Lands Legacy Initiative, receiving testimony from Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, Salem; New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman, Trenton; Alaska State Senator Robin L. Taylor, Juneau; J. Allison DeFoor, II, Office of the Governor of Florida, Tallahassee; Leon E. Panetta, Panetta Institute, California State University-Monterey Bay, Seaside, California; Mark Davis, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, Baton Rouge; Lisa Speer, Natural Resources Defense Council, New York, New York; Paul L. Kelly, Rowan Companies, Inc., Houston, Texas; Ralph Grossi, American Farmland Trust, Washington, D.C.; and Elliot L. Marks, The Nature Conservancy, Seattle, Washington.

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Hearings continue on Tuesday, May 4.

REVENUE RAISING PROPOSALS

Committee on Finance: Committee held hearings to examine revenue raising proposals as contained in the Administration's fiscal year 2000 budget, focusing on corporate tax shelters, life insurance taxation, and taxation of investment income of trade associations, receiving testimony from Donald C. Lubick, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Policy; Harold R. Handler, Simpson, Thacher and Bartlett, on behalf of the New York State Bar Association, David A. Lifson, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and Edward D. Kleinbard, Clearly, Gottlieb, Steen, and Hamilton, on behalf of the Securities Industry Association, all of New York, New York; Stefan F. Tucker, American Bar Association, and Jeanne E. Hoenicke, American Council of Life Insurance, both of Washington, D.C.; Lester D. Ezrati, Hewlett-Packard Company, Palo Alto, California, on behalf of the Tax Executives' Institute, Inc.; and Nancy H. Worman, KeyCorp, Cleveland, Ohio, on behalf of the American Bankers Association.

Hearings recessed subject to the call.

NONPROLIFERATION/ARMS CONTROL/POLITICAL MILITARY ISSUES

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee held hearings on nonproliferation, arms control, and political military issues, receiving testimony from Eric D. Newsom, Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs; and Rose E. Gottemoeller, Assistant Secretary of Energy for Nonproliferation and National Security.

Hearings recessed subject to the call.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported S. 625, to amend title 11, United States Code, relating to bankruptcy reform, with amendments.

NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN BORDER PATROLS

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Immigration concluded hearings on the need for additional border patrol at the northern and southern borders of the U.S. to further deter illegal immigration and drug smuggling, after receiving testimony from Gus De la Vina, Chief, Ron Sanders, Chief Patrol Agent, Tucson, Arizona Sector, on behalf of the Chief Patrol Agent's Association, and Robert E. Lindemann, Senior Patrol Agent, Detroit, Michigan Sector, on behalf of the National Border Patrol Council, all of the United States Border Patrol, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Department of Justice; and Arizona State Representative Gail Griffin, Sierra Vista.

MEDICAL RECORDS PRIVACY

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee concluded hearings on issues relating to medical records confidentiality in a changing health care environment, and related measures including S.881 and S. 578, bills to ensure confidentiality with respect to medical records and health care-related information, to ensure confidentiality with respect to medical records and health care-related information, after receiving testimony from Senators Bennett and Leahy; John Bentivoglio, Special Counsel for Health Care Fraud, Office of the Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice; Ronald H. Weich, Zuckerman, Spaeder, Goldstein, Taylor & Kolker, Washington, D.C., on behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union; Robyn S. Shapiro, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, on behalf of the American Bar Association; LaDonna Shedor, Centra Health, Lynchburg, Virginia, on behalf of the Healthcare Leadership Council; Paul Appelbaum, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, on behalf of the American Psychiatric Association; John G. Curd, Genentech, Inc., San Francisco, California; and Chris Koyanagi, Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, Washington, D.C., on behalf of the Consumer Coalition for Health Privacy.

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House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Bills Introduced: 25 public bills, H.R. 1565–1589; and 3 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 92–93 and H. Res. 152, were introduced.
Pages H2371–73


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 1034, to declare a portion of the James River and Kanawha Canal in Richmond, Virginia, to be nonnavigable waters of the United States for purposes of title 46, United States Code, and the other maritime laws of the United States, amended (H. Rept. 106–107);

H.R. 560, to designate the Federal building located at 300 Recinto Sur Street in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, as the ``Jose V. Toledo United States Post Office and Courthouse'', amended (H. Rept. 106–108);

H.R. 686, to designate a United States courthouse in Brownsville, Texas, as the ``Garza-Vela United States Courthouse'' (H. Rept. 106–109);

H.R. 118, to designate the Federal building located at 300 East 8th Street in Austin, Texas, as the ``J.J. `Jake' Pickle Federal Building'' (H. Rept. 106–110);

H.R. 1121, to designate the Federal Building and United States courthouse located at 18 Greenville Street in Newnan, Georgia, as the ``Lewis R. Morgan Federal Building and United States Courthouse'' (H. Rept. 106–111);

H.R. 1162, to designate the bridge on United States Route 231 that crosses the Ohio River between Maceo, Kentucky, and Rockport, Indiana, as the ``William H. Natcher Bridge'' (H. Rept. 106–112);

S. 453, to designate the Federal building located at 709 West 9th Street in Juneau, Alaska, as the ``Hurff A. Saunders Federal Building'', (H. Rept. 106–113);

S. 460, to designate the United States courthouse located at 401 South Michigan Street in South Bend, Indiana, as the ``Robert K. Rodibaugh United States Bankruptcy Courthouse'', (H. Rept. 106–114);

H.J.Res. 44, Declaring a State of War Between the United States and the Government of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (H. Rept. 106–115, adverse);

H. Con. Res. 82, directing the President, pursuant to Section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution, to remove United States Armed Forces from their positions in connection with the present operations against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (H. Rept. 106–116, adverse);

H.R. 850, to amend title 18, United States Code, to affirm the rights of United States persons to use and sell encryption and to relax export controls on encryption (H. Rept. 106–117 Part 1); and

H. Res. 151, providing for consideration of H.R. 1569, to prohibit the use of funds appropriated to the Department of Defense from being used for the deployment of ground elements of the United States Armed Forces in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia unless that deployment is specifically authorized by law; for consideration of the concurrent resolution H. Con. Res. 82, directing the President; and pursuant to Section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution, to remove United States Armed Forces from their positions in connection with the present operations against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia; for consideration of the joint resolution H.J. Res. 44, declaring a state of war between the United States and the Government of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia; and for consideration of the concurrent resolution S. Con. Res. 21, authorizing the President of the United States to conduct military air operations and missile strikes against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) (H. Rept. 106– 118).
Pages H2370–71


Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he designated Representative Hastings of Washington to act as Speaker Pro Tempore for today.
Page H2307


Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Rev. Charlie Martin of Largo, Florida.
Page H2310


Recess: The House recessed at 12:58 p.m. and reconvened at 2:00 p.m.
Page H2310


Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Declaring a Portion of the James River and Kanawha Canal Nonnavigable: H.R. 1034, amended, to declare a portion of the James River and Kanawha Canal in Richmond, Virginia, to be nonnavigable waters of the United States for purposes of Title 46, United States Code, and the other maritime laws of the United States;
Pages H2324–26


Regarding the Atrocities at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado: H. Con. Res. 92, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to the tragic shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado; and
Pages H2327–35


Satellite Home Viewer Act: H.R. 1554, amended, to amend the provisions of title 17, United States Code, and the Communications Act of 1934, relating to copyright licensing and carriage of broadcast signals by satellite (passed by yea and nay vote of 422 yeas to 1 nay with 1 voting ``present'', Roll No. 97).
Pages H2312–24, H2336


Presidential Message--Authorization to Recall Reservists: Read a message from the President wherein he transmitted his authorization to recall reservists to active duty to augment active military units in support of operations in and around the former Yugoslavia related to the conflict in Kosovo--referred to the Committee on Armed Services and ordered printed (H. Doc. 106–51).
Page H2336


Recess: The House recessed at 10:05 p.m. and reconvened at 11:47 p.m.
Page H2370


Referral: S. 330 was referred to the Committees on Science and Resources.
Page H2370


Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea and nay vote developed during the proceedings of the House today and appears on page H2336. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 12:30 p.m. and adjourned at 11:49 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

LABOR, HHS, AND EDUCATION APPROPRIATIONS

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education held a hearing on the SSA, the Department of Education; Postsecondary Education and the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. Testimony was heard from Kenneth Apfel, Commissioner, SSA; David Longanecker, Assistant Secretary, Postsecondary Education, Department of Education; and Stuart E. Weisberg, Chairman, Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

Y2K AND MEDICARE PROVIDERS

Committee on Commerce: Subcommittee on Health and Environment and the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a joint hearing on Y2K and Medicare Providers: Inoculating Against the Y2K Bug. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of Health and Human Services: Nancy-Ann Min DeParle, Administrator, Health Care Financing Administration; and George Grob, Deputy Inspector General; Joel C. Willemssen, Director, Civil Agencies Information Systems, Accounting and Information Management Division, GAO; and public witnesses.

MINIMUM WAGE--IMPACT ON POVERTY

Committee on Education and the Workforce: Held a hearing on Minimum Wage: Reviewing Recent Evidence of Its Impact on Poverty. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

RESOLUTIONS--REMOVE U.S. ARMED FORCES FROM OPERATIONS AGAINST YUGOSLAVIA; DECLARATION OF WAR AGAINST YUGOSLAVIA

Committee on International Relations: Ordered adversely reported the following resolutions: by a vote of 30 ayes to 19 nays, H. Con. Res. 82, directing the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution, to remove United States Armed Forces from their positions in connection with the present operations against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia; and, by a vote of 49 ayes to 0 nays, H.J. Res. 44, declaring a state of war between the United States and the Government of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

BANKRUPTCY REFORM ACT

Committee on the Judiciary: Continued markup of H.R. 833, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1999.

Will continue tomorrow.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health approved for full Committee action the following bills: H.R. 359, Emigrant Wilderness Preservation Act of 1999; H.R. 898, Spanish Peaks Wilderness Act of 1999; H.R. 1523, Forests Roads-Community Right-To-Know Act; and H.R. 1524, Public Forests Emergency Act of 1999.

OVERSIGHT--EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK

Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands held an oversight hearing on issues regarding Everglades National Park and surrounding areas impacted by management of the Everglades. Testimony was heard from William Leary, Senior Counselor to the Assistant Secretary, Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, National Parks Service, Department of the Interior; Steve Shiver, Mayor, Homestead, Florida; and public witnesses.

MEASURES RELATING TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF YUGOSLAVIA

Committee on Rules, granted by a vote of 9 to 2, a closed rule providing for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled among the chairmen and ranking minority members of the committees on International Relations and Armed Services. The rule provides for consideration in the House, without intervention of the question of consideration, H.R. 1569, prohibiting the use of funds appropriated to the Department of Defense from being used for the deployment of ground elements of the U.S. Armed Forces in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia unless that deployment is specifically authorized by law, under a closed amendment process and providing for no intervening motion except (1) one hour of debate equally divided between the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services and (2) one motion to recommit. The rule provides for consideration in the House, without intervention of any point of order or the question of consideration, H. Con. Res. 82, directing the President to remove U.S. Armed Forces from their positions against Yugoslavia, under a closed amendment process and providing for one hour of debate equally divided between the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on International Relations. The rule provides for consideration in the House without intervention of any points of order or the question of consideration, H.J. Res. 44, declaring a state of war between the U.S. and Yugoslavia, under a closed amendment process and providing for no intervening motion except for (1) one hour of debate equally divided between the chairman and ranking minority of the Committee on International Relations and (2) one motion to recommit. The rule provides that it shall be in order on the same legislative day without intervention of the question of consideration to consider in the House S. Con. Res. 21, authorizing the President to conduct military air operations and missile strikes against Yugoslavia, if called up by Representative Gejdenson or his designee, under a closed amendment process and providing one hour of debate equally divided between the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on International Relations. The rule provides that provisions of sections 6 and 7 of the War Powers Resolution shall not apply during the remainder of the 106th Congress to a measure introduced pursuant to section 5 of the War Powers Resolution with respect to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Testimony was heard from Representatives Goodling, Campbell, Weldon of Pennsylvania, and Gejdenson.

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FARM AND RANCH RISK MANAGEMENT ACT

Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Rural Enterprises, Business Opportunities and Special Business Problems held a hearing on H.R. 957, Farm and Ranch Risk Management Act. Testimony was heard from Representative Hulshof; and public witnesses.

FATHERHOOD

Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Human Resources held a hearing on Fatherhood. Testimony was heard from Raymond J. Uhalde, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor; and public witnesses.

Joint Meetings

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

Joint Committee on Printing: Committee approved its rules of procedure for the 106th Congress.

BELARUS

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: Commission concluded hearings on the political and economic situation in Belarus, focusing on authoritarian rule, human rights repression, democratic opposition, and the upcoming presidential elections, after receiving testimony from Ross L. Wilson, Principal Deputy to the Ambassador-at-Large/Special Advisor to the Secretary of State for the New Independent States, and Arkady M. Cherepansky, Charge D'Affairs, Embassy of the Republic of Belarus, both of Washington, D.C.; Ambassador Hans-Georg Wieck, Head of OSCE Advisory and Monitoring Group, and Ambassador Andrei Sannikov, former Deputy Foreign Minister of Belarus, both of Miensk, Belarus; and Rachel Denber, Deputy Director, European and Central Asia Division of Human Rights Watch, and Catherine A. Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, International League for Human Rights/Representative of the ILHR at the United Nations, both of New York, New York.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 1999

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Defense, to hold hearings on proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2000 for the National Guard Bureau, 10 a.m., SD–192.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: to resume closed hearings on the damage to the national security from Chinese espionage at the Department of Energy nuclear weapons laboratories, 9:30 a.m., S–407, Capitol.

Subcommittee on Forests and Public Land Management, to hold hearings on S. 607, reauthorize and amend the National Geologic Mapping Act of 1992; S. 415, to protect the permanent trust funds of the State of Arizona from erosion due to inflation and modify the basis on which distributions are made from those funds; and S. 416, to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to convey the city of Sisters, Oregon, a certain parcel of land for use in connection with a sewage treatment facility, 2 p.m., SD–366.

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Committee on Environment and Public Works: to hold hearings on the nomination of George T. Frampton, Jr., of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Council on Environmental Quality, 2:30 p.m., SD–406.

Committee on Finance: to hold hearings to examine the context and evolution of Medicare, 10 a.m., SD–215.

Committee on Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on International Security, Proliferation and Federal Services, to hold hearings on the future of the ABM Treaty, 2:30 p.m., SD–342.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: business meeting to consider S. 385, to amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to further improve the safety and health of working environments; the nomination of Joseph Bordogna, of Pennsylvania, to be Deputy Director of the National Science Foundation; the nomination of Kenneth M. Bresnahan, of Virginia, to be Chief Financial Officer, Department of Labor; the nomination of Lorraine Pratte Lewis, of the District of Columbia, to be Inspector General, Department of Education; the nomination of Arthur J. Naparstek, of Ohio, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service; the nomination of Ruth Y. Tamura, of Hawaii, to be a Member of the National Museum Services Board; the nomination of Chang-Lin Tien, of California, to be a Member of the National Science Board, National Science Foundation; and the nomination of Gary L. Visscher, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, 9:30 a.m., SD–628.

Committee on Indian Affairs: to hold oversight hearings on Bureau of Indian Affairs capacity and mission, 9:30 a.m., SR–485.

Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold closed hearings on pending intelligence matters, 2 p.m., SH–219.

Committee on the Judiciary: to resume hearings on S.J. Res. 14, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States authorizing Congress to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States, 9:30 a.m., SD–226.

House

Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Livestock and Horticulture, hearing to review country of origin labeling for meat and produce, 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.

Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on the District of Columbia, on Corrections; Court Services and Offender Supervision; and Public Defender Service, 2 p.m., H–144 Capitol.

Subcommittee on Interior, on National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts, 11 a.m., B–308 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, on Inspectors General Panel, 10 a.m., and on Nobel Laureate Panel, 2 p.m., 2358 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on VA, HUD and Independent Agencies, on Public Witnesses, 9 a.m., and 12:45 p.m., H–143 Capitol.

Committee on Armed Services, hearing on military options in Yugoslavia, 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Committee on Banking and Financial Services, Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity, hearing on Growing Threats of Natural Disaster and the Impact on Howmeowners' Insurance Availability, 2:30 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Commerce, Subcommittee on Finance and Hazardous Materials, hearing on H.R. 10, Financial Services Act of 1999, 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Education and the Workforce, to mark up the following measures: H.R. 905, Missing, Exploited, and Runaway Children Protection Act; H.R. 1556, Prevention of School Violence Act of 1999; H.R. 1150, Juvenile Crime Control and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1999; H. Con. Res. 88, urging the Congress and the President to increase funding for the Pell Grant Program and existing Campus-Based Aid Programs; and H. Con. Res. 84, urging the Congress and the President to fully fund the Federal Government's obligation under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 10:30 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

Committee on the Judiciary, to continue markup of H.R. 833, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1999, 9:45 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Resources, to consider the following: H.R. 66, to preserve the cultural resources of the Route 66 corridor and to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to provide assistance; H.R. 150, Education Land Grant Act; H.R. 562, to approve and ratify certain transfers of land and natural resources by or on behalf of the Delaware Nation of Indians; H.R. 658, Thomas Cole National Historic Site Act; H.R. 659, Protect America's Treasures of the Revolution for Independence for Our Tomorrow Act; and a motion to authorize the Chairman to issue subpoenas for records regarding the oversight review of the cancellation of a long-term contract between the United States and the Alaska Pulp Corporation, 11 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Rules, to consider H.R. 1480, Water Resources Development Act of 1999, 2 p.m. , H–313 Capitol.

Committee on Science, hearing on K–12 Math and Science Education--What is Being Done to Improve It? 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Basic Research, hearing on National Science Foundation fiscal year 2000 Budget Request, 2 p.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, executive, to mark up Fiscal Year 2000 Intelligence Authorization, 2 p.m., H–405 Capitol.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 28

Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday: After the recognition of three Senators for speeches and the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond 12 noon), Senate will continue consideration of S. 96, Y2K Act.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Wednesday, April 28

House Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Consideration of H.R. 1569, prohibiting the use of funds appropriated to DoD from being used for the deployment of ground elements of the U.S. Armed Forces in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia unless that deployment is specifically authorized by law (closed rule, one hour of debate);

Consideration of H. Con. Res. 82, directing the President to remove U.S. Armed Forces from present operations against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (closed rule, one hour of debate);

Consideration of S. Con. Res. 21, authorizing the President to conduct air operations and missile strikes against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (closed rule, one hour of general debate); and

Consideration of H.J. Res. 44, declaring a state of war between the U.S. and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (closed rule, one hour of general debate).

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Barrett, Thomas M., Wisc., E778

Bentsen, Ken, Tex., E781

Berkley, Shelley, Nev., E781

Berry, Marion, Ark., E782

Borski, Robert A., Pa., E775

Boyd, Allen, Fla., E784

Brady, Kevin, Tex., E775

Callahan, Sonny, Ala., E773

Capps, Lois, Calif., E774

Castle, Michael N., Del., E774

Coyne, William J., Pa., E782

Crane, Philip M., Ill., E783

Danner, Pat, Mo., E780

DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E780

Etheridge, Bob, N.C., E782

Gilman, Benjamin A., N.Y., E783, E784

Gonzalez, Charles A., Tex., E778

Gordon, Bart, Tenn., E775

Green, Gene, Tex., E778

Hall, Tony P., Ohio, E778

Hoyer, Steny H., Md., E778

King, Peter T., N.Y., E781

Lewis, Jerry, Calif., E774

Matsui, Robert T., Calif., E780

Meeks, Gregory W., N.Y., E783

Menendez, Robert, N.J., E773, E776

Moore, Dennis, Kans., E775

Moran, James P., Va., E780

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, D.C., E779

Ose, Doug, Calif., E779

Sanford, Marshall ``Mark'', S.C., E784

Schaffer, Bob, Colo., E783, E784, E785

Sessions, Pete, Tex., E779

Shimkus, John, Ill., E776

Tancredo, Thomas G., Colo., E777

Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E773, E777

Weiner, Anthony D., N.Y., E774, E776 

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