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Daily Digest/Highlights + Senate; Congressional Record Vol. 145, No. 69


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                                             Thursday, May 13, 1999

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                              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,

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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 
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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

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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 
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Daily Digest/House of Representatives; Congressional Record Vol. 145, No. 69


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                        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);
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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

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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.



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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.

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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.

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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, 
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                     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

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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                       9:30 a.m., Friday, May 14

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Friday: Senate will continue consideration of S. 254, to 
reduce violent juvenile crime, promote accountability by rehabilitation 
of juvenile criminals, punish and deter violent gang crime, with votes 
to occur on Hatch/Craig Amendment No. 344 and Schumer Amendment No. 
350.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                         9 a.m., Friday, May 14

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Friday: Pro forma session.
    
    
    
    
    
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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
            HOUSE
  
Bentsen, Ken, Tex., E958
Borski, Robert A., Pa., E955
Dooley, Calvin M., Calif., E956
Farr, Sam, Calif., E957
Gilman, Benjamin A., N.Y., E954
Gutierrez, Luis V., Ill., E954
Lee, Barbara, Calif., E953
McInnis, Scott, Colo., E953, E955
Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E955, E956
Moran, Jerry, Kans., E957
Nadler, Jerrold, N.Y., E956
Pastor, Ed, Ariz., E957
Paul, Ron, Tex., E953
Roukema, Marge, N.J., E955
Wexler, Robert, Fla., E957 



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