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Daily Digest/Highlights + Senate; Congressional Record Vol. 145, No. 58


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                                            Tuesday, April 27, 1999

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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

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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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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings; Congressional Record Vol. 145, No. 58


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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 
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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.
  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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Daily Digest/House of Representatives; Congressional Record Vol. 145, No. 58


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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,

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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.

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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.
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.



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            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, 
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city of Sisters, Oregon, a certain parcel of land for use in 
connection with a sewage treatment facility, 2 p.m., SD-366.
  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).
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            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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