May 13, 1999 - Issue: Vol. 145, No. 69 — Daily Edition106th Congress (1999 - 2000) - 1st Session
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[Daily Digest] [Pages D523-D524] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Thursday, May 13, 1999 [[Page D523]] Daily Digest HIGHLIGHTS The House agreed to H.R. 1555, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000. Senate Chamber Action Routine Proceedings, pages S5193-S5319 Measures Introduced: Twenty-five bills and two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1028-1052, and S. Res. 101-102. Pages S5264-65 Measures Passed: Senate Legal Counsel: Senate agreed to S. Res. 102, appointing Patricia Mack Bryan as Senate Legal Counsel. Pages S5318-19 Juvenile Justice: Senate continued consideration of S. 254, to reduce violent juvenile crime, promote accountability by rehabilitation of juvenile criminals, and punish and deter violent gang crime, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto: Pages S5193-S5259 Adopted: By a unanimous vote of 100 yeas (Vote No. 113), Hatch/Leahy Amendment No. 335, relating to the availability of Internet filtering and screening software. Pages S5193-94 By 96 yeas to 2 nays (Vote No. 115), Ashcroft Amendment No. 342, to enhance penalties for the unlawful use by or transfer to juveniles of a handgun, ammunition, large capacity ammunition feeding devices, or semiautomatic assault weapons. Pages S5215-20, S5236-38 Feinstein Modified Amendment No. 343, to provide for a ban on importing large capacity ammunition feeding devices, to prohibit the transfer to and possession by juveniles of semiautomatic assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices, and to enhance criminal penalties for transfers of handguns, ammunition, semiautomatic assault weapons, and large capacity ammunition feeding devices to juveniles. (By 39 yeas to 59 nays (Vote No. 116), Senate earlier failed to table the amendment.) Pages S5220-27, S5237-38 Rejected: Hollings Amendment No. 328, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require that the broadcast of violent video programming be limited to hours when children are not reasonably likely to comprise a substantial portion of the audience. (By 60 yeas to 39 nays (Vote No. 114), Senate tabled the amendment.) Pages S5193, S5195-S5214 Pending: Hatch/Craig Amendment No. 344, to provide for effective gun law enforcement, enhanced penalties, and facilitation of background checks at gun shows. (By 3 yeas to 94 nays (Vote No. 117), Senate earlier failed to table the amendment.) Pages S5227-36, S5238-40 Schumer Amendment No. 350, to amend title 18, United States Code, to regulate the transfer of firearms over the Internet. Pages S5253-59 A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill, with votes to occur on Hatch/Craig Amendment No. 344 (listed above) and Schumer Amendment No. 350 (listed above), on Friday, May 14, 1999. Page S5319 Executive Reports of Committees: Senate received the following executive report of a committee: Report to accompany the Amended Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Mines, Booby-traps and Other Devices (Protocol II or the Amended Mines Protocol), to the 1980 Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Convention Weapons which May Be Deemed to be Excessively Injurious or to have Indiscriminate Effects (Treaty Doc. 105-1(A)) (Exec. Rept. No. 106-2). Pages S5262-64 Appointments: Senate Legal Counsel: The Chair, on behalf of the President pro tempore, pursuant to Public Law 95-521, appointed Patricia Mack Bryan, of Virginia, as Senate Legal Counsel, effective as of June 1, 1999, [[Page D524]] for a term of service to expire at the end of the 107th Congress. Page S5318 Messages from the President: Senate received the following messages from the President of the United States: Transmitting the annual report of the National Institute of Building Sciences for fiscal year 1997; referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM-28). Page S5262 Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations: Jeffrey Rush, Jr., of Virginia, to be Inspector General, Department of the Treasury. Prudence Bushnell, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Guatemala. Arthur L. Money, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense. 1 Marine Corps nomination in the rank of general. Page S5319 Messages From the President: Page S5262 Messages From the House: Page S5262 Measures Referred: Page S5262 Measures Placed on Calendar: Page S5262 Executive Reports of Committees: Pages S5262-64 Statements on Introduced Bills: Pages S5265-S5305 Additional Cosponsors: Pages S5305-06 Amendments Submitted: Pages S5307-15 Notices of Hearings: Page S5315 Authority for Committees: Pages S5315-16 Additional Statements: Pages S5316-18 Record Votes: Five record votes were taken today. (Total-117) Pages S5194, S5214, S5236-38, S5240 Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m., and adjourned at 10:09 p.m., until 9:30 a.m., on Friday, May 14, 1999. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S5319.)
[Daily Digest] [Pages D524-D525] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Committee Meetings (Committees not listed did not meet) BUSINESS MEETING Committee on Armed Services: Committee continued in evening session to mark up S. 974, to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2000 and 2001 for military activities of the Department of Defense, and to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal years 2000 and 2001. ALASKAN NATIONAL PARKS/OIL SPILL SETTLEMENT/NATIVE HIRING Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee concluded hearings on S. 698, to review the suitability and feasibility of recovering costs of high altitude rescues at Denali National Park and Preserve in the state of Alaska, S. 711, to allow for the investment of joint Federal and State funds from the civil settlement of damages from the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and S. 748, to improve Native hiring and contracting by the Federal Government within the State of Alaska, after receiving testimony from Stephen C. Saunders, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish and Wildlife and Parks; Molly McCammon, Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, and Boris Merculief, St. George Traditional Council and Aleutian/Pribilof Islands Association, Inc., both of Anchorage, Alaska; Charlie Curtis, NANA Regional Corporation, Inc., and Dennis J. Tiepelman, Maniilaq Association, both of Kotzebue, Alaska; and Loretta Bullard, Kawerak, Inc., Nome, Alaska. CLEAN WATER ACTION PLAN Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee concluded hearings on issues relating to the President's Clean Water Action Plan, after receiving testimony from Dan Glickman, Secretary of Agriculture; Carol M. Browner, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency; Gary G. Beach, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Cheyenne; John Godbee, International Paper Company, Washington, DC, on behalf of the American Forest and Paper Association; Daniel F. Heilig, Wyoming Outdoor Council, Lander, on behalf of the Clean Water Network; Ross Wilson, Texas Cattle Feeder's Association, Amarillo, on behalf of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association; and Jane Nishida, Maryland Department of the Environment, Baltimore. U.S. CUSTOMS SERVICE Committee on Finance: Committee held oversight hearings on activities of the United States Customs Service, focusing on commercial operations, international trade, law enforcement, and the Automated Commercial Environment, receiving testimony from James E. Johnson, Under Secretary for Enforcement, Nancy Killefer, Assistant Secretary for Financial Management, and Raymond W. Kelly, Commissioner, United States Customs Service, all of the Department of the Treasury; Randolph C. Hite, Associate Director, Governmentwide and Defense Information Systems, Accounting and Information Management Division, General Accounting Office; George Bardos and Ty Bordner, both of Vastera, Inc., Dulles, Virginia; Kevin Smith, General Motors [[Page D525]] Corporation, Detroit, Michigan; Charles Morgan Kinghorn, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Fairfax Virginia; Malcolm E. McLouth, Canaveral Port Authority, Cape Canaveral, Florida; James D. Phillips, Canadian/ American Border Trade Alliance, Lewiston, New York; and Sam F. Vale, Border Trade Alliance, Rio Grande City, Texas. Hearings recessed subject to call. ANTI-BALLISTIC MISSILE TREATY Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee resumed hearings on issues relating to the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, focusing on its impact on Start II and National Missile Defense, receiving testimony from Stephen J. Hadley, Shea and Gardner, former Assistant Secretary of Defense, and Robert G. Joseph, National Defense University Center for Counter Proliferation Research, former Ambassador to the ABM Treaty's Standing Consultative Commission, both of Washington, DC; David J. Smith, Global Horizons Incorporated, Annandale, Virginia, former Chief U.S. Negotiator to the Defense and Space Talks; and William T. Lee, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Alexandria Virginia, former Analyst for the Defense Intelligence Agency. Hearings recessed subject to call. VOLUNTARY CONFESSIONS Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Criminal Justice Oversight concluded hearings to examine the Department of Justice's decision regarding the enforce of Federal statute 18 U.S.C. 3501, which governs the admissibility of voluntary confessions in Federal court, and the impact on the Miranda rights, after receiving testimony from Stephen J. Markman, Lansing, Michigan, former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan/former Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Policy; Maricopa County District Attorney Richard M. Romley, Phoenix, Arizona; Gilbert G. Gallegos, Fraternal Order of Police, Washington, DC; Daniel C. Richman, Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York, former Chief Appellate Attorney for the Southern District of New York; George Thomas, Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey; and Paul G. Cassell, University of Utah College of Law, Salt Lake City, former Associate Deputy Attorney General NOMINATION Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee concluded hearings on the nomination of Richard M. McGahey, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor, after the nominee testified and answered questions in is own behalf.
[Daily Digest] [Pages D525-D527] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] House of Representatives Chamber Action Bills Introduced: 29 public bills, H.R. 1788-1816; and 4 resolutions, H. Res. 169-172 were introduced. Pages H3169-70 Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows: H.R. 66, to preserve the cultural resources of the Route 66 corridor and to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to provide assistance, amended (H. Rept. 106-137); H.R. 658, to establish the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in the State of New York as an affiliated area of the National Park System, amended (H. Rept. 106-138); H.R. 659, to authorize appropriations for the protection of Paoli and Brandywine Battlefields in Pennsylvania, to direct the National Park Service to conduct a special resource study of Paoli and Brandywine Battlefields, to authorize the Valley Forge Museum of the American Revolution at Valley Forge National Historical Park, amended (H. Rept. 106-139); H.R. 747, 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 (H. Rept. 106-140); H.R. 1104, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to transfer administrative jurisdiction over land within the boundaries of the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site to the Archivist of the United States for the construction of a visitor center (H. Rept. 106- 141); and H.R. 883, to preserve the sovereignty of the United States over public lands and acquired lands owned by the United States, and to preserve State sovereignty and private property rights in non-Federal lands surrounding those public lands and acquired lands (H. Rept. 106- 142); Page H3169 [[Page D526]] Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Rev. Dr. Richard Camp of Boston, Massachusetts. Page H3091 Recess: The House recessed at 9:06 a.m. and reconvened at 10:47 a.m. Page H3091 Former Members of Congress Association Annual Meeting: Agreed that the proceedings during the recess be printed in the Congressional Record and that all Members and former Members who spoke during the recess have the privilege of revising and extending their remarks. Pages H3091-H3109 Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000: The House passed H.R. 1555, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2000 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System. Pages H3112-41 Agreed to the Committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, made in order by the rule. Pages H3140-41 Agreed to: The Traficant amendment that requires a report from the Director of Central Intelligence describing the effects of espionage against the United States on trade secrets, patents, and technology development and an analysis of these effects on the trade deficit and unemployment (earlier, agreed to consider the amendment by unanimous consent); Page H3122 The Sweeney amendment, as amended by the Goss amendment, that seeks to protect the identities of present or retired covert agents and impose criminal penalties on those who willfully disclose these identities; Pages H3122-23 The Hinchey amendment, as amended by the Goss amendment, that requires a report from the Director of Central Intelligence describing all activities of the intelligence community in the Republic of Chile with respect to the assassination of President Allende, the accession of General Pinochet, and the violations of human rights committed by officers or agents of former President Pinochet. Pages H3123-29 The Barr amendment that requires a joint report from the Director of Central Intelligence, Director of the National Security Agency, and the Attorney General that describes the legal standards employed by elements of the intelligence community in conducting signals intelligence activities, including electronic surveillance; Pages H3129-30 The Dixon amendment, to the Sanders amendment, that limits total funding to the amount authorized for Fiscal Year 1998 instead of 1999 (the Sanders amendment, as amended, was subsequently rejected); Pages H3132-37 The Waters amendment that prohibits drug trafficking by employees of the Central Intelligence Agency and other intelligence agencies; and Pages H3137-39 The Engel amendment that requires a report from the Director of Central Intelligence on the organized resistance in Kosova known as the Kosova Liberation Army. Pages H3139-40 Rejected: The Sanders amendment, as amended by the Dixon amendment, that sought to limit total funding to the amount authorized for Fiscal Year 1998 and to require a report on the efficacy of the Central Intelligence Agency including studies on the 1991 bombing during the Persian Gulf War of a weapons and nerve gas storage bunker in Khamisiyah, Iraq and errors with respect to maps of Aviano, Italy in 1998 and Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1999 (rejected by a recorded vote of 68 ayes to 343 noes, Roll No. 129). Pages H3131-37, H3140 H. Res. 167, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was agreed to earlier by voice vote. Pages H3111-12 The Clerk was authorized in the engrossment of the bill to make technical and conforming changes as may be necessary. Page H3141 Motion to Instruct Conferees--Emergency Supplemental Appropriations: By a yea and nay vote of 381 yeas to 46 nays with 1 voting ``present'', Roll No. 130, the House agreed to the Upton motion to instruct conferees on the Senate amendment to H.R. 1141, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, to insist that no provision (1) not in H.R. 1141 when passed by the House; (2) not in H.R. 1664 when passed by the House, or directly related to H.R. 1664; and (3) not in the Senate amendment to H.R. 1141, as passed by the Senate, be agreed to by the managers on the part of the House. Pages H3141-47 Motion to Instruct Conferees--Emergency Supplemental Appropriations: Representative Deutsch notified the House of his intention to offer a motion to instruct conferees on the Senate amendment to H.R. 1141, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations, to disagree to any provision not contained in, or directly related to, (1) H.R. 1141, as passed by the House; and (2) H.R. 1664, as passed by the House. Page H3149 Extension of Select Committee on China to May 31, 1999: The House agreed to H. Res. 170, amending House Resolution 5, amended, One Hundred Sixth Congress. Pages H3148-49 Presidential Message--National Institute of Building Sciences: Read a letter from the President wherein he transmitted his National Institute of [[Page D527]] Building Sciences Annual Report for Fiscal Year 1997--referred to the Committee on Banking and Financial Services. Page H3167 Recess: The House recessed at 6:13 p.m. and reconvened at 10:08 p.m. Page H3168 Senate Messages: Message received from the Senate appears on page H3109. Amendments Ordered Printed: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on page H3172. Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea and nay vote and one recorded vote developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H3140 and H3147. There were no quorum calls. Adjournment: The House met at 9:00 a.m. and adjourned at 10:09 p.m.
[Daily Digest] [Pages D527-D529] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Committee Meetings AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FDA APPROPRIATIONS Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies approved for full Committee action the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies appropriations for fiscal year 2000. NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Military Personnel approved for full Committee action amended H.R. 1401, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2000 and 2001. NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Military Readiness approved for full Committee action H.R. 1401, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2000 and 2001. ELECTRICITY COMPETITION Committee on Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy and Power continued hearings on Electricity Competition, focusing on the Role of the Federal Electric Utilities. Testimony was heard from Representatives DeFazio, McDermott, Nethercutt, Wamp, Clement, Franks of New Jersey and Hastings of Washington; Mark Medford, Executive Vice President, Customer Service, TVA; Mark Mazur, Acting Director, Office of Policy, Department of Energy; and public witnesses. Hearings continue May 20. TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROVIDERS--ACCESS TO BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES Committee on Commerce: Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade, and Consumer Protection held a hearing on Access to Buildings and Facilities by Telecommunications Providers. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the FCC: Thomas Sugrue, Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau; William H. Johnson, Deputy Chief, Cable Services Bureau; and public witnesses. HIGH-QUALITY TEACHER FORCE Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education, Training, and Life-Long Learning held a hearing on Developing and Maintaining a High-Quality Teacher Force. Testimony was heard from Katrina Robertson Reed, Associate Superintendent, Administrative Services, Public Schools, District of Columbia; and public witnesses. SAFETY MEETINGS PROTECTION Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Workforce Protections held a hearing on H.R. 1434, to amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. Testimony was heard from Henry L. Solano, Solicitor, Department of Labor; and public witnesses. MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES; FEHBP: OPM'S POLICY GUIDANCE Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Civil Service approved for full action the following bills: H.R. 457, Organ Donor Leave Act; and H.R. 206, to provide for greater access to child care services for Federal employees. The Subcommittee also held a hearing on FEHBP: OPM's Policy Guidance for Fiscal Year 2000. Testimony was heard from William E. Flynn, III, Associate Director, Retirement and Insurance Services, OPM; and public witnesses. INTERNATIONAL LAW; THE IMPORTANCE OF EXTRADITION Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources held a hearing on International Law: The Importance of Extradition. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of Justice: Mary Lee Warren, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division; and Donnie Marshall, Deputy Administrator, DEA; Jamison S. Borek, Deputy Legal Adviser, Department of State; Rear Adm. Ernest Riutta, USCG, Assistant Commandant, Operations, U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Transportation; and a public witness. [[Page D528]] MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES; OVERSIGHT--SINGLE AUDIT ACT AMENDMENTS Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and Technology approved for full Committee action the following bills: H.R. 28, Quality Child Care for Federal Employees Act; H.R. 1219, amended, Construction Industry Payment Protection Act of 1999; and H.R. 1442, amended, Law Enforcement and Public Safety Enhancement Act of 1999. The Subcommittee also held an oversight hearing on Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996. Testimony was heard from Deidre A. Lee, Acting Deputy Director, Management, OMB; David L. Clark, Director, Audit Oversight and Liaison, GAO; and Auston G. Johnson, Auditor, State of Utah. KOSOVO REFUGEE NEEDS; KOSOVO--DIPLOMATIC INITIATIVES Committee on International Relations: Favorably considered the following resolution and adopted a motion urging the Chairman to request that it be considered on the Suspension Calendar: H. Res. 161, amended, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the condition and humanitarian needs of refugees within Kosovo. The Committee also held a hearing on Diplomatic Initiatives for Kosovo, including H. Con. Res. 99, expressing the sense of the Congress that the congressional leadership and the Administration should support the efforts and recommendations of the United States Congress-Russian Duma meeting in Vienna, Austria, held April 30 to May 1, 1999, in order to bring about a fair, equitable, and peaceful settlement between warring factions in Yugoslavia. Testimony was heard from Representatives Weldon of Pennsylvania, Abercrombie, Gibbons, Pitts, Sherwood, Saxton, Bartlett of Maryland, Brown of Florida, Kucinich, Hinchey and Sanders; and Thomas R. Pickering, Under Secretary, Political Affairs, Department of State. OVERSIGHT--YOUTH CULTURE AND VIOLENCE Committee on the Judiciary: Held an oversight hearing to examine youth culture and violence. Testimony was heard from public witnesses. COMPREHENSIVE BUDGET PROCESS REFORM ACT Committee on Rules: Concluded hearings on H.R. 853, Comprehensive Budget Process Reform Act of 1999. Testimony was heard from Representatives Smith of Michigan, Barton of Texas, Gekas, Regula, Castle and Spratt. NASA AUTHORIZATION Committee on Science: Ordered reported amended H.R. 1654, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 1999. DEATH TAX REPEAL AND SMALL BUSINESS Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Tax, Finance, and Exports and the Subcommittee on Rural Enterprises, Business Opportunities and Special Small Business Problems held a joint hearing on ``What Would Repealing The `Death' Tax Mean For Small Business?'' focusing on H.R. 8, Death Tax Elimination Act. Testimony was heard from Representatives Dunn and Tanner; and public witnesses. U.S. MARINE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM FUTURE NEEDS Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation held a hearing on Future Needs of the U.S. Marine Transportation System. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of Transportation: Adm. James Loy, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard; and Clyde J. Hart, Jr., Administrator, Maritime Administration; Scott B. Gudes, Deputy Under Secretary, NOAA, Department of Commerce; and public witnesses. MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, Hazardous Materials and Pipeline Transportation approved for full Committee action the following: resolutions authorizing the GSA's Fiscal Year 2000 Capital Investment Program; two construction prospectuses resolutions; H. Con. Res. 91, authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for a clinic to be conducted by the United States Luge Association; and H. Con. Res. 105, authorizing the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the 1999 Special Olympics World Games to be run through the Capitol Grounds. MEDICARE SELF-REFERRAL LAWS Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Medicare Self-Referral Laws. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of Health and Human Services: Kathleen A. Buto, Deputy Director, Center for Health Plans and Providers, Health Care Financing Administration; and D. McCarty Thornton, Chief Counsel to the Inspector General; and public witnesses. [[Page D529]] FOSTER CARE INDEPENDENT LIVING Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Human Resources held a hearing on Foster Care Independent Living. Testimony was heard from Representative DeLay; Cynthia Fagnoni, Director, Income Security Issues, GAO; and public witnesses. KOSOVO Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Met in executive session to hold a hearing on Kosovo. Testimony was heard from Samuel R. Berger, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs.
[Daily Digest] [Page D529] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY, MAY 14, 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 Department of Defense, 9:30 a.m., SD-192. House None scheduled.
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