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                                             Thursday, July 1, 1999

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HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate passed Treasury/Postal Service Appropriations and the 
      District of Columbia Appropriations bills.
      Senate agreed to the conference report on the Y2K Act.
      See Resume of Congressional Activity.
      House Committee ordered reported the Military Construction and 
      Interior appropriations for fiscal year 2000.
      House agreed to the conference report on H.R. 775, Year 2000 
      Readiness and Responsibility Act.
      House passed H.R. 10, Financial Services Act of 1999.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S8017-S8203
Measures Introduced: Thirty-two bills and six resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 1312-1343, S. Res. 132-136, and S. Con. Res. 
43.
  Pages S8084-85
 Measures Reported: Reports were made as follows:
   Special Report entitled ``Further Revised Allocation to 
Subcommittees of Budget Totals''. (S. Rept. No. 106-101.
   S. 335, to amend chapter 30 of title 39, United States Code, to 
provide for the nonmailability of certain deceptive matter relating to 
games of chance, administrative procedures, orders, and civil penalties 
relating to such matter, and for other purposes, with an amendment in 
the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 106-102)
   S. 468, to improve the effectiveness and performance of Federal 
financial assistance programs, simplify Federal financial assistance 
application and reporting requirements, and improve the delivery of 
services to the public, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 106-103)
   S. Res. 59, A bill designating both July 2, 1999, and July 2, 2000, 
as ``National Literacy Day''.
   S. 467, to restate and improve section 7A of the Clayton Act, with 
an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
   S. 1257, to amend statutory damages provisions of title 17, United 
States Code.
   S. 1258, to authorize funds for the payment of salaries and expenses 
of the Patent and Trademark Office.
   S. 1259, to amend the Trademark Act of 1946 relating to dilution of 
famous marks.
   S. 1260, to make technical corrections in title 17, United States 
Code, and other laws, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                         Pages S8083-84
Measures Passed:
  Adjournment Resolution: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 43, providing 
for a conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate and a conditional 
adjournment of the House of Representatives.
  Page S8011
  Department of the Treasury/Postal Service Appropriations: Senate 
passed S. 1282, making appropriations for the Treasury Department, the 
United States Postal Service, the Executive Office of the President, 
and certain Independent Agencies, for the fiscal year ending September 
30, 2000, after taking action on the following amendments proposed 
thereto:
  Pages S7981-S8011, S8036-50
Adopted:
   Campbell (for Jeffords) Amendment No. 1197, to ensure the safety and 
availability of child care centers in Federal facilities. 
                                                     Pages S7987, S7996
   Campbell (for Lott/Daschle) Amendment No. 1201, to authorize the 
conveyance to the Columbia Hospital for Women of a certain parcel of 
land in the District of Columbia.
Pages S7987, S7989-90

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   Campbell (for Collins/Campbell/Dorgan) Amendment No. 1202, to 
request the United States Postal Service to issue a commemorative 
postage stamp honoring the 100th anniversary of the founding of the 
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.
Pages S7987-88
   Campbell (for DeWine) Amendment No. 1200, to prohibit the use of 
funds to pay for an abortion or to pay for the administrative expenses 
in connection with certain health plans that provide coverage for 
abortions. (By 47 yeas to 51 nays (Vote No. 197), Senate earlier failed 
to table the amendment.)
Pages S7987, S8036-42
   Dorgan (for Harkin) Modified Amendment No. 1209, to provide 
additional funding to reduce methamphetamine usage in High Intensity 
Drug Trafficking Areas.
Pages S7987, S8042-43
   Dorgan (for Wellstone) Amendment No. 1212, to require the Secretary 
of Health and Human Services to provide bonus grants to high 
performance States based on certain criteria and collect data to 
evaluate the outcome of welfare reform.
Pages S7987, S8042-43
   Campbell (for Kyl) Modified Amendment No. 1195, to increase by 
$50,000,000 funding for United States Customs Service for salaries and 
expenses to hire 500 new inspectors to stop the flow of illegal drugs 
into the United States and facilitate legitimate cross-border trade and 
commerce.
Pages S7987, S7992-95, S8010-11
   Campbell (for Enzi/Thomas) Amendment No. 1198, to include Campbell 
and Uinta Counties to the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug 
Trafficking Areas for the State of Wyoming.
Pages S7987, S8042-45
   Dorgan (for Reid) Modified Amendment No. 1205, to provide additional 
funds for the Youth Crime Gun Interdiction Initiative. 
                                                     Pages S7987, S8044
   Campbell/Dorgan Amendment No. 1192, to provide for an increase in 
certain Federal buildings funds.
Pages S7987, S8045
   Campbell Amendment No. 1218, to provide for a reduction in the 
amounts provided for certain rental of space, building operations and 
in aggregate amount of Federal Buildings Fund.
Pages S8044-45
   Campbell/Dorgan Amendment No. 1219, to provide that funds made 
available for fiscal year 2000 by this or any other Act to any 
department or agency, which is a member of the Joint Financial 
Management Improvement Program (JFMIP) shall be available to finance an 
appropriate share of JFMIP salaries and administrative costs. 
                                                         Pages S8044-45
   Campbell (for Schumer) Amendment No. 1220, to require the Secretary 
of the Treasury to develop an Internet site where a taxpayer may 
generate a receipt for an income tax payment which itemizes the portion 
of the payment which is allocable to various Government spending 
categories.
Pages S8044-45
 Rejected:
   Dorgan (for Lautenberg) Amendment No. 1214, to provide for the 
inclusion of alcohol abuse by minors in the national anti-drug media 
campaign for youth. (By 58 yeas to 40 nays, 1 member responding present 
(Vote No. 194), Senate tabled the amendment.) 
                                               Pages S7987, S7997-S8010
Withdrawn:
  Dorgan (for Moynihan) Amendment No. 1191, to ensure that health and 
safety concerns at the Federal Courthouse at 40 Centre Street in New 
York, New York are alleviated.
Page S7987
   Reed Amendment No. 1193, to enable the State of Rhode Island to meet 
the criteria for recommendation as an Area of Application to the 
Boston-Worcester-Lawrence; Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, and 
Connecticut Federal locality pay area.
Pages S7987, S7990-91
   Dorgan (for Landrieu) Amendment No. 1211, to ensure the availability 
of child care in Federal facilities.
Pages S7987, S7996
   Dorgan (for Torricelli) Amendment No. 1213, to amend title 4 of the 
United States Code to prohibit the imposition of discriminatory 
commuter taxes by political subdivisions of States. 
                                                     Pages S7987, S8044
   Campbell (for Warner) Amendment No. 1194, to provide for 
professional liability insurance coverage for Federal employees. 
                                                     Pages S7987, S8044
   Campbell (for Kyl) Amendment No. 1196, to express the sense of the 
Senate that the Congress should provide funding for additional United 
States Customs Service inspectors to stop the flow of illegal drugs 
into the United States and facilitate legitimate cross-border trade and 
commerce.
Pages S7987, S8044
   Campbell (for Grassley) Amendment No. 1199, to provide full funding 
for United States Customs Service salaries and expenses. 
                                                     Pages S7987, S8044
   Campbell (for Hutchison/Kyl) Amendment No. 1204, to increase by 
$50,000,000 funding for United States Customs Service salaries and 
expenses, for the purpose of hiring 500 new United States Customs 
inspectors to stop the flow of illegal drugs into the United States. 
                                                     Pages S7987, S8044
   Dorgan (for Baucus) Amendment No. 1206, to amend title 39, United 
States Code, to establish guidelines for the relocation, closing, 
consolidation, or construction of post offices.
Pages S7987, S8044
   Dorgan (for Moynihan/Schumer) Modified Amendment No. 1208, to ensure 
that the health and safety concerns at the Federal courthouse at 40 
Centre Street in New York, New York, are alleviated. 
                                                  Pages S7987, S8044-45

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   Dorgan (for Schumer) Amendment No. 1210, to amend chapter 44 of 
title 18, United States Code, relating to the regulation of firearms 
dealers.
                                                     Pages S7987, S8044
   Dorgan (for Cochran) Amendment No. 1217, to repeal section 1122 of 
the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 1994. 
                                                     Pages S7990, S8044
   Dorgan (for Graham) Amendment No. 1215, to increase funding for law 
enforcement in the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area associated with 
Jacksonville, Florida.
                                                     Pages S7990, S8045
   Dorgan (for Graham) Amendment No. 1216, to provide that Customs 
Service personnel assigned to Florida and the Southwest border are not 
reduced below fiscal year 1999 levels.
                                                     Pages S7990, S8045
   Dorgan (for Moynihan) Amendment No. 1189, to ensure the expeditious 
construction of a new United States Mission to the United Nations. 
                                                     Pages S7987, S8045
   Dorgan (for Moynihan) Amendment No. 1190, to ensure that the General 
Services Administration has adequate funds available for programmatic 
needs.
                                                     Pages S7987, S8045
   Campbell (for DeWine/Coverdell) Amendment No. 1203, to provide 
additional funding for the United States Customs Service for enhance 
drug interdiction efforts as authorized in the Western Hemisphere Drug 
Elimination Act.
                                                             Page S7987
   Dorgan (for Schumer) Amendment No. 1207, to require the Secretary of 
the Treasury to develop an Internet site where a taxpayer may generate 
a receipt for an income tax payment which itemizes the portion of the 
payment which is allocable to various Government spending categories. 
                                                             Page S7987
   A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that when the 
Senate receives the House companion measure, the Senate strike all 
after the enacting clause and insert in lieu thereof the text of S. 
1282, as passed, and the House bill, as amended, be read for a third 
time and passed, that the Senate insist on its amendment, request a 
conference with the House thereon, and the Chair be authorized to 
appoint conferees on the part of the Senate. Further, that upon passage 
of the House bill, passage of S. 1282 be vitiated and then be 
indefinitely postponed.
                                                             Page S8050
   Open-market Reorganization for the Betterment of International 
Telecommunications Act: Senate passed S. 376, to amend the 
Communications Satellite Act of 1962 to promote competition and 
privatization in satellite communications, after agreeing to a 
committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following 
amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S8051-53
   Burns Amendment No. 1221, to prohibit INTELSAT from entering the 
United States market directly to provide any satellite communications 
services or space segment capacity to carriers (other than the United 
States signatory) or end users in the United States until July 1, 2001 
or until INTELSAT achieves a pro-competitive privatization pursuant to 
section 613 (a) if privatization occurs earlier.
                                                             Page S8052
   District of Columbia Appropriations: Senate passed S. 1283, making 
appropriations for the government of the District of Columbia and other 
activities chargeable in whole or in part against the revenues of said 
District for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, taking action 
on the following amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S8053-64
                                                              Adoption:
   Daschle Amendment No. 1223, to direct the Secretary of the Interior 
to implement the notice of decision approved by the National Capital 
Regional Director, dated April 7, 1999.
                                                         Pages S8056-57
   Durbin Amendment No. 1227, to express the sense of the Senate 
regarding the urgent need to address basic quality of life concerns in 
the District of Columbia.
                                                         Pages S8061-62
   Hutchison Amendment No. 1228, to encourage the Mayor of the District 
of Columbia to adhere to the recommendations of the Health Care 
Development Commission with respect to the use of Medicaid 
Disproportionate Share payments.
                                                             Page S8062
   Hutchison (for Edwards) Amendment No. 1229, to allow the District of 
Columbia Public Schools to consider funding of a program to discourage 
school violence.
                                                             Page S8062
   Hutchison (for Dorgan) Amendment No. 1230, to require a GAO study of 
the criminal justice system of the District of Columbia.
                                                             Page S8062
   Hutchison (for Dorgan) Amendment No. 1231, to amend the District of 
Columbia Code to require the arrest and termination of parole of a 
prisoner for illegal drug use.
                                                             Page S8062
                                                             Withdrawn:
   Coverdell/Ashcroft Amendment No. 1222, to prohibit the use of funds 
for the distribution of sterile needles or syringes for the hypodermic 
injection of any illegal drug.
                                                         Pages S8054-56
   Durbin Amendment No. 1224, to strike Federal funding for the 
District of Columbia resident tuition support program.
                                                         Pages S8057-61
   A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that when the 
Senate receives the House companion measure, the Senate strike all 
after the enacting clause and insert in lieu thereof the text of S. 
1283, as passed, and the House bill, as amended, be read for a third 
time and passed, that the Senate insist on its amendment, request a 
conference with the House thereon, and the Chair be authorized to 
appoint conferees on the part of the Senate. Further,

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that upon passage of the House bill, passage of S. 1283 be vitiated and 
then be indefinitely postponed.
                                                             Page S8064
   Oregon Land Conveyance: Senate passed S. 416, to direct the 
Secretary of Agriculture to convey the city of Sisters, Oregon, a 
certain parcel of land for use in connection with a sewage treatment 
facility, after agreeing to committee amendments and the following 
amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S8184-86
   Gorton (for Smith of OR.) Amendment no. 1225, to authorize the 
acquisition of replacement lands within Oregon, and within or in the 
vicinity of the Deschutes National Forest.
                                                             Page S8185
   National Trail Systems: Senate passed S. 700, to amend the National 
Trails System Act to designate the Ala Kahakai Trail as a National 
Historic Trail, after agreeing to committee amendments. 
                                                         Pages S8184-86
   Loess Hill Preservation Study Act: Senate passed S. 776, to 
authorize the National Park Service to conduct a feasibility study for 
the preservation of the Loess Hills in western Iowa, after agreeing to 
committee amendments.
  Pages S8184-87
   Black Canyon National Park/Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area 
Act: Senate passed S. 323, to redesignate the Black Canyon of the 
Gunnison National Monument as a national park and establish the 
Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area, after agreeing to a 
committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. 
                                               Pages S8184-85, S8187-89
   Deschutes Resources Conservancy Authorization Act: Senate passed S. 
1027, to reauthorize the participation of the Bureau of Reclamation in 
the Deschutes Resources Conservancy.
  Pages S8184-85, S8189
   Sudan National Islamic Front: Senate agreed to S. Res. 109, relating 
to the activities of the National Islamic Front government in Sudan, 
after agreeing to committee amendments.
  Page S8189
   United Nations General Assembly: Senate agreed to S. Res. 119, 
expressing the sense of the Senate with respect to United Nations 
General Assembly Resolution ES-10/6.
  Pages S8189-90
   Palestine Partition Plan Condemnation: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 
36, condemning Palestinian efforts to revive the original Palestine 
partition plan of November 29, 1947, and condemning the United Nations 
Commission on Human Rights for its April 27, 1999, resolution endorsing 
Palestinian self-determination on the basis of the original Palestine 
partition plan.
  Page S8190
   Qatar Central Municipal Council Election: Senate agreed to H. Con. 
Res. 35, congratulating the State of Qatar and its citizens for their 
commitment to democratic ideals and women's suffrage on the occasion of 
Qatar's historic elections of a central municipal council on March 8, 
1999.
  Page S8190
   Digital Theft Deterrence and Copyright Damages Improvement Act: 
Senate passed S. 1257, to amend statutory damages provisions of title 
17, United States Code.
  Pages S8190-91
   Patent Fee Integrity and Innovation Protection Act: Senate passed S. 
1258, to authorize funds for the payment of salaries and expenses of 
the Patent and Trademark Office.
  Page S8191
   Trademark Amendments Act: Senate passed S. 1259, to amend the 
Trademark Act of 1946 relating to dilution of famous marks. 
                                                         Pages S8191-92
   Technical Corrections: Senate passed S. 1260, to make technical 
corrections in title 17, United States Code, and other laws, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  Page S8192
   National Literacy Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 59, designating both 
July 2, 1999, and July 2, 2000, as ``National Literacy Day''. 
                                                             Page S8193
   Private Relief: Senate passed S. 606, for the relief of Global 
Exploration and Development Corporation, Kerr-McGee Corporation, and 
Kerr-McGee Chemical, LLC (successor to Kerr-McGee Chemical 
Corporation), after agreeing to a committee amendment.
  Pages S8193-94
   Military and Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act: Senate passed S. 
768, to establish court-martial jurisdiction over civilians serving 
with the Armed Forces during contingency operations, and to establish 
Federal jurisdiction over crimes committed outside the United States by 
former members of the Armed Forces and civilians accompanying the Armed 
Forces outside the United States, after agreeing to a committee 
amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendment 
proposed thereto:
  Pages S8194-99
   Gorton (for Sessions) Amendment No. 1226, in the nature of a 
substitute.
                                                         Pages S8195-97
   Condemning Arson in Synagogue: Senate agreed to S. Res. 136, 
condemning the acts of arson at three Sacramento, California, area 
synagogues on June 18, 1999, and calling on all Americans to 
categorically reject crimes of hate and intolerance.
  Page S8199
 Budget Process Reform: Senate resumed consideration of S. 557, to 
provide guidance for the designation of emergencies as a part of the 
budget process,

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taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto: 
                                                         Pages S7974-81
                                                               Pending:
   Lott (for Abraham) Amendment No. 254, to preserve and protect the 
surpluses of the social security trust funds by reaffirming the 
exclusion of receipts and disbursement from the budget, by setting a 
limit on the debt held by the public, and by amending the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974 to provide a process to reduce the limit on the debt 
held by the public.
                                                             Page S7980
   Abraham Amendment No. 255 (to Amendment No. 254), in the nature of a 
substitute.
                                                             Page S7980
   Lott motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Governmental 
Affairs, with instructions and report back forthwith.
                                                             Page S7981
   Lott Amendment No. 296 (to the instructions of the Lott motion to 
recommit), to provide for Social Security surplus preservation and debt 
reduction.
                                                             Page S7981
   Lott Amendment No. 297 (to Amendment No. 296), in the nature of a 
substitute (Social Security Lockbox).
                                                             Page S7981
   During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
   By 99 yeas to 1 nay (Vote No. 193), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to 
close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the 
bill.
                                                         Pages S7974-80
   A motion was entered to close further debate on the pending Lott 
Amendment No. 297 (listed above) and, pursuant to the order of June 30, 
1999, a vote on the cloture motion will occur on Friday, July 16, 1999.
                                                             Page S7981
   Subsequently, the bill was returned to the Senate calendar. 
                                                             Page S7981
 Y2K Act--Conference Report: By 81 yeas to 18 nays (Vote No. 196), 
Senate agreed to the conference report on H.R. 775, to establish 
certain procedures for civil actions brought for damages relating to 
the failure of any device or system to process or otherwise deal with 
the transition from the year 1999 to the year 2000.
  Pages S8017-35
 Appointment:
   International Financial Institution Advisory Commission: The Chair, 
on behalf of the Majority Leader, who consulted with the Speaker of the 
House of Representatives and the Minority Leaders of the Senate and the 
House, and pursuant to Public Law 105-277, announced the designation of 
Allan H. Meltzer, of Pennsylvania, as the Chairman of the International 
Financial Institution Advisory Commission.
  Page S8184
 Authority for Committees: All committees were authorized to file 
legislative reports during the adjournment of the Senate on Thursday, 
July 8, 1999, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
  Page S8184
 Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
   By 97 yeas to 2 nays (Vote No. 195), Lawrence H. Summers, of 
Maryland, to be Secretary of the Treasury.
                                                  Pages S7996-97, S8010
   Timothy Fields, Jr., of Virginia, to be Assistant Administrator, 
Office of Solid Waste, Environmental Protection Agency.
   Albert S. Jacquez, of California, to be Administrator of the Saint 
Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation for a term of seven years.
   Diane Edith Watson, of California, to be Ambassador to the Federal 
States of Micronesia.
   Melvin E. Clark, Jr., of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of 
the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation 
for a term expiring December 17, 1999.
   Carolyn L. Huntoon, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of 
Energy (Environmental Management).
   John T. Spotila, of New Jersey, to be Administrator of the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget.
   Gary S. Guzy, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant 
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
   John T. Hanson, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs (Public and Intergovernmental Affairs).
   Frank Almaguer, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Honduras.
   John R. Hamilton, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Peru.
   Donald W. Keyser, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign 
Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, for Rank of Ambassador during 
tenure of service as Special Representative of the Secretary of State 
for Nagorno-Karabakh and New Independent States Regional Conflicts.
   Gwen C. Clare, of South Carolina, to be Ambassador to the Republic 
of Ecuador.
   Oliver P. Garza, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Nicaragua.
   Joyce E. Leader, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to 
the Republic of Guinea.
   David B. Dunn, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Zambia.
   M. Michael Einik, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to The Former 
Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
   Mark Wylea Erwin, of North Carolina, to be Ambassador to the 
Republic of Mauritius, and to serve concurrently and without additional 
compensation as

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Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of 
America to the Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros and as 
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of 
America to the Republic of Seychelles.
   Christopher E. Goldthwait, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the 
Republic of Chad.
   Larry C. Napper, of Texas, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign 
Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, for Rank of Ambassador during 
tenure of service as Coordinator of the Support for East European 
Democracy (SEED) Program.
   Donald Lee Pressley, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Administrator 
of the Agency for International Development.
   Joseph Limprecht, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Albania.
   Prudence Bushnell, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Guatemala.
   Mary Sheila Gall, of Virginia, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer 
Product Safety Commission for a term of seven years from October 27, 
1998.
   Donald Keith Bandler, of Pennsylvania, to be Ambassador to the 
Republic of Cyprus.
   Johnnie Carson, of Illinois, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Kenya.
   Thomas J. Miller, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to Bosnia and 
Herzegovina.
   Bismarck Myrick, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Liberia.
   Michael D. Metelits, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic 
of Cape Verde.
   Ann Brown, of Florida, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product 
Safety Commission for a term of seven years from October 27, 1999.
   Ann Brown, of Florida, to be Chairman of the Consumer Product Safety 
Commission.
   Routine lists in the Foreign Service.
                                            Pages S8015-16, S8199-S8201
 Nominations Received:  Senate received the following nominations:
   Curt Hebert, Jr., of Mississippi, to be a Member of the Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission for the term expiring June 30, 2004.
   Earl E. Devaney, of Massachusetts, to be Inspector General, 
Department of the Interior.
   Lawrence H. Summers, of Maryland, to be United States Governor of 
the International Monetary Fund for a term of five years; United States 
Governor of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development 
for a term of five years; United States Governor of the Inter-American 
Development Bank for a term of five years; United States Governor of 
the African Development Bank for a term of five years; United States 
Governor of the Asian Development Bank; United States Governor of the 
African Development Fund; United States Governor of the European Bank 
for Reconstruction and Development.
   James B. Cunningham, of Pennsylvania, to be Deputy Representative of 
the United States of America to the United Nations, with the rank and 
status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.
   Harriet L. Elam, of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador to the Republic 
of Senegal.
   J. Richard Fredericks, of California, to be Ambassador to 
Switzerland, and to serve concurrently and without additional 
compensation as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the 
United States of America to the Principality of Liechntenstein.
   Barbara J. Griffiths, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic 
of Iceland.
   Gregory Lee Johnson, of Washington, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom 
of Swaziland.
   Jimmy J. Kolker, of Missouri, to be Ambassador to Burkina Faso.
   Sylvia Gaye Stanfield, of Texas, to be Ambassador to Brunei 
Darussalam.
   Sally Katzen, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Director for 
Management, Office of Management and Budget.
   Q. Todd Dickenson, of Pennsylvania, to be Commissioner of Patents 
and Trademarks.
   Clifford Gregory Stewart, of New Jersey, to be General Counsel of 
the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for a term of four years.
   Anthony Musick, of Virginia, to be Chief Financial Officer, 
Corporation for National and Community Service.
   Michael Cohen, of Maryland, to be Assistant Secretary for Elementary 
and Secondary Education, Department of Education.
   Major General Phillip R. Anderson, United States Army, to be a 
Member and President of the Mississippi River Commission, under the 
provisions of Section 2 of an Act of Congress, approved June 1879 (21 
Stat. 37) (33 USC 642).
   A routine list in the Foreign Service.
                                                         Pages S8011-15
 Nomination Withdrawn: Senate received notification of the withdrawal 
of the following nomination:
   G. Edward DeSeve, of Pennsylvania, to be Deputy Director for 
Management, Office of Management and Budget, which was sent to the 
Senate on February 12, 1999.
                                                             Page S8016
 Messages From the House:
  Pages S8080-81
 Communications:
  Pages S8081-82
 Petitions:
  Pages S8082-83
 Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S8084
 Statements on Introduced Bills:
  Pages S8085-S8140
 Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S8140-42

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 Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S8145-58
 Notices of Hearings:
  Pages S8158-59
 Authority for Committees:
  Page S8159
 Additional Statements:
  Pages S8159-64
 Text of S. 1234 as Previously Passed:
  Pages S8164-84
 Record Votes: Five record votes were taken today. (Total--197) 
                                       Pages S7980, S8010, S8035, S8042
 Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and, in accordance with the 
provisions of S. Con. Res. 43, adjourned at 10:24 p.m., until 12 Noon, 
on Monday, July 12, 1999. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the 
Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S8011.)


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 Committee Meetings
 (Committees not listed did not meet)
 MILITARY OPERATIONS IN KOSOVO
 Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded hearings on issues 
relating to military operations in Kosovo, after receiving testimony 
from Gen. Wesley K. Clark, USA, Commander in Chief, European Command, 
Supreme Allied Commander, Europe.
 LOW-INCOME HOUSING AVAILABILITY
 Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on 
Housing and Transportation concluded hearings on S. 1318, to authorize 
the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to award grants to 
States to supplement State and local assistance for the preservation 
and promotion of affordable housing opportunities for low-income 
families, and S. 1319, to authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban 
Development to renew project-based contracts for assistance under 
section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 at up to market rent 
levels, in order to preserve these projects as affordable low-income 
housing, after receiving testimony from Senators Grams, Kerry, Bond, 
and Jeffords; Representatives Lazio and Frank; and William C. Apgar, 
Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for Housing/
Federal Housing Commissioner.
 BUSINESS MEETING
 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee ordered favorably 
reported the nominations of David L. Goldwyn, of the District of 
Columbia, to be Assistant Secretary of Energy for International 
Affairs, and James B. Lewis, of New Mexico, to be Director of the 
Office Of Minority Economic Impact, Department of Energy.
 SANCTIONS IN U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY POLICY
 Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee held hearings on the role of 
sanctions in United States national security policy, receiving 
testimony from Stuart E. Eizenstat, Under Secretary of State for 
Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs.
   Hearings recessed subject to call.
 U.S. POLICY ON HONG KONG
 Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific 
Affairs concluded hearings to examine United States policy towards Hong 
Kong, after receiving testimony from Stanley O. Roth, Assistant 
Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Margaret Ng 
Negoi-yee, Representative for the Legal Functional Constituency, 
Legislative Council, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People's 
Republic of China; Stephen J. Yates, Heritage Foundation, Washington, 
D.C.; and Jerome A. Cohen, Council on Foreign Relations, New York, New 
York.
 EGG SAFETY
 Committee on Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on Oversight of 
Government Management, Restructuring and the District of Columbia 
concluded hearings to examine the federal food safety system, focusing 
on the safety of eggs and egg products, after receiving testimony from 
Lawrence J. Dyckman, Director, Food and Agriculture Issues, Resources, 
Community, and Economic Development Division, General Accounting 
Office; Morris E. Potter, Director, Food Safety Initiatives, Center for 
Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, 
Department of Health and Human Services; Margaret Glavin, Associate 
Administrator, Food Safety and Inspection Service, Department of 
Agriculture; Michael F. Jacobson, Center for Science in the Public 
Interest, and Jill A. Snowdon, Egg Nutrition Center, both of 
Washington, D.C.; Keith Mussman, Mussman's Back Acres, Grant Park, 
Illinois, on behalf of the United Egg Producers; and Harold DeVries, 
Jr., Mallquist Butter and Egg Company, Rockford, Illinois.
 BUSINESS MEETING
 Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
following business items: 
   S. 467, to restate and improve section 7A of the Clayton Act, with 
an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
   S. 1257, to amend statutory damages provisions of title 17, United 
States Code;
   S. 1258, to authorize funds for the payment of salaries and expenses 
of the Patent and Trademark Office;

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   S. 1259, to amend the Trademark Act of 1946 relating to dilution of 
famous marks;
   S. 1260, to make technical corrections in title 17, United States 
Code, and other laws, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
   S. Res. 59, designating both July 2, 1999, and July 2, 2000, as 
``National Literacy Day''; and
   The nominations of Marsha L. Berzon, of California, to be United 
States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, Robert A. Katzmann, of New 
York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit, and T. 
John Ward, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District 
of Texas.
 WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT
 Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Subcommittee on 
Employment, Safety and Training concluded oversight hearings on the 
implementation of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, after receiving 
testimony from Senator DeWine; Raymond L. Bramucci, Assistant Secretary 
of Labor for Employment and Training; Steven M. Gold, Vermont 
Department of Employment and Training, Montpelier; Terry W. Hudson, 
Houston Works, Houston, Texas; Earl Wilson, Minnesota Department of 
Economic Security, St. Paul; and Roberts T. Jones, National Alliance of 
Business, Washington, D.C.
 AMERICAN INDIAN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
 Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee concluded hearings on S. 1290, 
to amend title 36 of the United States Code to establish the American 
Indian Education Foundation, after receiving testimony from 
Representatives Kildee and Patrick Kennedy; Michael J. Anderson, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs; John W. Cheek, 
National Indian Education Association, Alexandria, Virginia; Roger 
Bordeaux, Association of Community Tribal Schools, Inc., Sisseton, 
South Dakota; Gerald Monette, Turtle Mountain Community College, 
Belcourt, North Dakota, on behalf of the American Indian Higher 
Education Consortium; Kathryn Benally, Navajo Area School Board 
Association, Window Rock, Arizona.


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                        House of Representatives


 Chamber Action
 Bills Introduced: 52 public bills, H.R. 2413-2464; and 7 resolutions, 
H. J. Res. 61, H. Con. Res. 148-150, and H. Res. 238-240, were 
introduced.
  Pages H5331-34
 Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
   H.R. 1761, to amend provisions of title 17, United States Code, 
amended (H. Rept. 106-216);
   Report on the Revised Suballocation of Budget Allocations for Fiscal 
Year 2000 (H. Rept. 106-217);
   H.R. 1431, to reauthorize and amend the Coastal Barrier Resources 
Act, amended (H. Rept. 106-218);
   H.R. 1691, to protect religious liberty, amended (H. Rept. 106-219); 
and
   H.R. 1180, to amend the Social Security Act to expand the 
availability of health care coverage for working individuals with 
disabilities and to establish a Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency 
Program in the Social Security Administration to provide such 
individuals with meaningful opportunities to work, amended (H. Rept. 
106-220 Part 1).
                                                             Page H5331
 Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he 
designated Representative Ewing to act as Speaker pro tempore for 
today.
  Page H5181
 Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Rev. 
Chris Geeslin of Frederick, Maryland.
  Page H5181
 Journal: Agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal of Wednesday, 
June 30 by a yea and nay vote of 358 yeas to 56 nays with 1 voting 
``present,'' Roll No. 262.
  Pages H5181, H5184
 Year 2000 Readiness and Responsibility Act: By a yea and nay vote of 
404 yeas to 24 nays, Roll No. 265, the House agreed to the conference 
report on H.R. 775, to establish certain procedures for civil actions 
brought for damages relating to the failure of any device or system to 
process or otherwise deal with the transition from the year 1999 to the 
year 2000.
  Pages H5196-H5206
   H. Res. 234, the rule which waived points of order against the 
conference report, was agreed to earlier by a yea and nay vote of 423 
yeas with 1 voting ``nay'', Roll No. 263.
                                                         Pages H5184-86
 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000: The House 
disagreed to the Senate amendment to S. 1059, to authorize 
appropriations for fiscal year 2000 for military activities of the 
Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense 
activities of the Department of Energy, and to prescribe personnel 
strengths for such fiscal

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year for the Armed Forces, and agreed to a conference.
  Page H5206
   Appointed as conferees:
   Committee on Armed Forces, for consideration of the Senate bill and 
the House amendment, and modifications committed to conference: 
Chairman Spence and Representatives Stump, Hunter, Bateman, Hansen, 
Weldon of Pennsylvania, Hefley, Saxton, Buyer, Fowler, McHugh, Talent, 
Everett, Bartlett of Maryland, McKeon, Watts of Oklahoma, Thornberry, 
Hostettler, Chambliss, Hilleary, Skelton, Sisisky, Spratt, Ortiz, 
Pickett, Evans, Taylor of Mississippi, Abercrombie, Meehan, Underwood, 
Reyes, Turner, Sanchez, Tauscher, Andrews, and Larson;
                                                             Page H5215
   Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, for consideration of 
matters within the jurisdiction of that committee under clause 11 of 
rule X: Chairman Goss and Representatives Lewis of California and Dixon 
of California;
                                                             Page H5215
   Committee on Banking and Financial Services, for consideration of 
section 1059 of the Senate bill and section 1409 of the House bill and 
modifications committed to conference: Representatives McCollum, 
Bachus, and LaFalce;
                                                             Page H5215
   Committee on Commerce, for consideration of sections 326, 601, 602, 
1049, 1050, 3151-53, 3155-65, 3173, 3173, 3175, 3176-78 of the Senate 
bill, and sections 601, 602, 653, 3161, 3162, 3165, 3167, 3184, 3186, 
3188, 3189, and 3191 of the House amendment, and modifications 
committed to conference: Chairman Bliley and Representatives Barton of 
Texas and Dingell. Provided that Representative Bilirakis is appointed 
in lieu of Representative Barton of Texas for consideration of sections 
326, 601, and 602 of the Senate bill, and sections 601, 602, and 653 of 
the House amendment and modifications committed to conference and 
provided that Representative Tauzin is appointed in lieu of 
Representative Barton of Texas for consideration of sections 1049 and 
1050 of the Senate bill, and modifications committed to conference; 
                                                             Page H5215
   Committee on Education and the Workforce, for consideration of 
sections 579 and 698 of the Senate bill, and sections 341, 343, 549, 
567, and 673 of the House amendment, and modifications committed to 
conference: Chairman Goodling and Representatives Deal of Georgia and 
Mink of Hawaii;
                                                             Page H5215
   Committee on Government Reform, for consideration of sections 538, 
652, 654, 805-810, 104, 1052-54, 1080, 1101-07, 2831, 2862, 3160, 3161, 
3163, and 3173 of the Senate bill, and sections 522, 524, 525, 661-64, 
672, 802, 1101-05, 2802, and 3162 of the House amendment, and 
modifications committed to conference: Chairman Burton of Indiana and 
Representatives Scarborough and Cummings. Provided that Representative 
Horn is appointed in lieu of Representative Scarborough for 
consideration of sections 538, 805-810, 1052-54, 1080, 2831, 2862, 
3160, and 3161 of the Senate bill and sections 802 and 2802 of the 
House amendment;
                                                             Page H5215
   Committee on International Relations, for consideration sections 
1013, 1043, 1044, 1046, 1066, 1071, 1072, and 1083 of the Senate bill, 
and sections 1202, 1206, 1301-07, and 1404, 1407, 1408, 1411, and 1413 
of the House amendment, and modifications committed to conference: 
Chairman Gilman and Representatives Bereuter and Gejdenson; 
                                                             Page H5215
   Committee on the Judiciary, for consideration of sections 3156 and 
3163 of the Senate bill and sections 3166 and 3194 of the House 
amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Chairman Hyde and 
Representatives McCollum and Conyers;
                                                             Page H5215
   Committee on Resources, for consideration of sections 601, 602, 695, 
2833, and 2861 of the Senate bill and sections 365, 601, 602, 653, 654, 
and 2863 of the House amendment and modifications committed to 
conference: Chairman Young of Alaska and Representatives Tauzin and 
George Miller of California;
                                                             Page H5215
   Committee on Science, for consideration of sections 1049, 3151-53, 
and 3155-65 of the Senate bill, and sections 3167, 3170, 3184, 3188-90, 
and 3191 of the House amendment and modifications committed to 
conference: Chairman Sensenbrenner and Representatives Calvert and 
Costello;
                                                         Pages H5215-16
   Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for consideration of 
sections 601, 602, 1060, 1079, and 1080 of the Senate bill, and 
sections 361, 601, 602, and 3404 of the House amendment, and 
modifications committed to conference: Chairman Shuster and 
Representatives Gilchrest and DeFazio; and
                                                             Page H5216
   Committee on Veterans' Affairs, for consideration of sections 671-
75, 681, 682, 696, 697, 1062, and 1066 of the Senate bill, and 
modifications committed to conference: Representatives Bilirakis, 
Quinn, and Filner.
                                                             Page H5216
   Agreed to the Skelton motion of instruct conferees to insist upon 
the provisions contained in section 1207 of the House amendment 
relating to goals for the conflict with Yugoslavia by a yea and nay 
vote of 261 yeas to 162 nays with 5 voting ``present'', Roll No. 266). 
                                                         Pages H5206-14
   Agreed to close conference committee meetings at such times as 
classified national security information

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is under consideration by a yea and nay vote of 413 yeas to 9 nays, 
Roll No. 267.
                                                         Pages H5214-15
 Late Reports: Committee on Appropriations received permission to have 
until midnight on July 9 to file a report on a bill making 
appropriations for the Department of Interior and related agencies for 
fiscal year 2000, and a report on a bill making appropriations for 
military construction, family housing, and base realignment and closure 
for the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2000.
  Page H5216
 Legislative Branch Appropriations: The House disagreed to the Senate 
amendments to H.R. 1905, making appropriations for the Legislative 
Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and agreed to a 
conference. Appointed as conferees: Representatives Taylor of North 
Carolina, Wamp, Lewis of California, Granger, Peterson of Pennsylvania, 
Young of Florida, Pastor, Murtha, Hoyer, and Obey.
  Page H5216
 Financial Services Act: The House passed H.R. 10, to enhance 
competition in the financial services industry by providing a 
prudential framework for the affiliation of banks, securities firms, 
and other financial service providers by a recorded vote of 343 ayes to 
86 noes, Roll No. 276.
  Pages H5216-H5323
   Rejected the Markey motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on 
Banking and Financial Services with instructions to report it back 
forthwith with amendments that add provisions dealing with medical and 
financial privacy protections and the prohibition of redlining by 
insurance companies by a yea and nay vote of 198 yeas to 232 nays, Roll 
No. 275.
                                                         Pages H5317-22
   Agreed to the amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order 
by the rule.
                                                             Page H5317
                                                             Agreed to:
   The Schakowsky amendment that requires a five year study by the 
Department of the Treasury and Federal banking agencies on the affect 
of financial modernization, as enacted, on small business and farm 
lending;
                                                         Pages H5286-87
   The Velazquez amendment that modifies the provisions concerning 
restrictions on foreign banks doing business in the United States; 
                                                             Page H5287
   The Foley amendment that allows foreign banks to upgrade bank 
agencies and branches with the approval of the appropriate chartering 
agency;
                                                         Pages H5291-92
   The Slaughter amendment that expresses the Sense of the Congress 
that trust officers and other financial planners and advisors should 
develop presentations that eliminate stereotypical examples which lead 
to actions that are financially detrimental to women;
                                                         Pages H5292-93
   The Burr amendment that sought to provide that a financial holding 
company that meets all requirements for grandfathering of non-financial 
activities shall not be subject to expansion limitations with respect 
to federally regulated communications companies (agreed to by a 
recorded vote of 238 ayes to 189 noes, Roll No. 268); 
                                               Pages H5285-86, H5300-01
   The Roukema amendment that requires the Securities and Exchange 
Commission to consult and coordinate comments with the appropriate 
Federal banking agency before taking any action with respect to the 
manner in which loan loss reserves are reported in financial statements 
by banks (agreed to by a recorded vote of 407 ayes to 20 noes, Roll No. 
271);
                                            Pages H5294-H5300, H5302-03
   The Watt of North Carolina amendment that clarifies that a lender 
cannot condition a loan on the purchase of an insurance product from 
the particular lender or one of its subsidiaries;
                                                         Pages H5303-04
   The Bliley amendment that prohibits discrimination against victims 
of domestic violence and allows mutual insurance companies to 
redomesticate to another state and reorganize into a mutual holding 
company or stock company (agreed to by a recorded vote of 226 ayes to 
203 noes, Roll No. 273); and
                                                  Pages H5304-08, H5316
   The Oxley amendment that includes provisions to protect nonpublic 
personal information and imposes on all financial institutions an 
obligation to respect the privacy of consumers and protect the security 
and confidentiality of nonpublic personal information (agreed to by a 
recorded vote of 427 ayes to 1 no, Roll No. 274).
                                                         Pages H5308-17
                                                              Rejected:
   The Barr amendment that sought to eliminate the authority to require 
``Know your Customer'' profiling of accounts and source of funds 
(rejected by a recorded vote of 129 ayes to 299 noes, Roll No. 269); 
                                                  Pages H5287-91, H5301
   The Cook amendment that sought to strike disclosure of customer 
costs of acquiring financial products provisions and require GAO to 
conduct a study regarding the consequences of limiting, through 
regulation, commissions, fees, or other costs incurred by customers 
(rejected by a recorded vote of 114 ayes to 313 noes, Roll No. 270); 
                                               Pages H5293-94, H5301-02
   Rejected the LaFalce motion to rise by a recorded vote of 179 ayes 
to 232 noes, Roll No. 272.
                                                         Pages H5305-06
   H. Res. 235, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill 
was agreed to earlier by a yea and nay vote of 227 yeas to 203 nays, 
Roll No. 264.
                                                         Pages H5186-96
 Independence Day District Work Period: The House agreed to S. Con. 
Res. 43, providing for an conditional adjournment or recess of the 
Senate and

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a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives. H. Res. 236, 
providing for consideration of a concurrent resolution was laid on the 
table.
  Page H5323
 Resignations-Appointments: Agreed that notwithstanding any adjournment 
of the House until Monday, July 12, 1999, the Speaker, Majority Leader, 
and Minority Leader be authorized to accept resignations and to make 
appointments authorized by law or by the House.
  Page H5323
 Calendar Wednesday: Agreed that business in order under the Calendar 
Wednesday rule be dispensed with on Wednesday, July 14, 1999. 
                                                             Page H5323
 Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he 
appointed Representative Davis of Virginia to act as Speaker pro 
tempore to sign enrolled bills and joint resolutions through July 12. 
                                                             Page H5324
 Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate appear on pages 
H5181 and H5291.
 Quorum Calls--Votes: Seven yea and nay votes and eight recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages 
H5184, H5186, H5196, H5205-06, H5214, H5214-15, H5300-01, H5301, H5301-
02, H5306, H5316, H5316-17, H5322, and H5322-23. There were no quorum 
calls.
 Adjournment: The House met at 10:00 a.m. and pursuant to S. Con. Res. 
43 adjourned at midnight until 12:30 p.m. on Monday, July 12, for 
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 Committee Meetings
 MILITARY CONSTRUCTION AND INTERIOR APPROPRIATIONS; BUDGET ALLOCATIONS
  Committee on Appropriations: Ordered reported the following 
appropriation bills: Military Construction and Interior for fiscal year 
2000.
   The Committee also approved revised Section 302(b) budget 
allocations.
 SECURITY AND FREEDOM THROUGH ENCRYPTION (SAFE) ACT
  Committee on Armed Services: Held a hearing on H.R. 850, Security and 
Freedom through Encryption (SAFE) Act. Testimony was heard from the 
following officials of the Department of Defense: John J. Hamre, Deputy 
Secretary; and Barbara A. McNamara, Deputy Director, NSA.
 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONVEYANCES--MILITARY INSTALLATIONS REUSE
  Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Military Installations 
and Facilities held a hearing on economic development conveyances and 
the reuse of former U.S. military installations. Testimony was heard 
from Representatives Riley, Farr, Ford, Hutchinson and Lewis of 
California; Randall Yim, Deputy Under Secretary, Installations, 
Department of Defense; the following officials of Defense Management 
Issues, GAO: David Warren, Director, and Barry W. Holman, Associate 
Director; and public witnesses.
 AH-64 APACHE HELICOPTER FLEET
  Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Military Readiness held 
a hearing on AH-64 Apache helicopter fleet. Testimony was heard from 
the following officials of the Department of the Army: Brig. Gen. 
Richard Cody, USA, Assistant Division Commander, 4th Infantry Division, 
Ft. Hood, Texas; Col. Oliver H. Hunter, IV, USA, Commander 11th 
Aviation Regiment, Illieshiem, Germany; and Col Howard T. Bramblett, 
USA, Project Manager, AH-64 Apache helicopter.
 ELECTRICITY COMPETITION
  Committee on Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy and Power continued 
hearings on Electricity Competition, focusing on State and Local 
Issues. Testimony was heard from the following members of the 
Legislature, State of Texas: David Sibley, Senate; and Stephen Wolens, 
House of Representatives; Jim Sullivan, President, Public Service 
Commission, State of Alabama; David Svanda, Commissioner, Public 
Service Commission, State of Michigan; William Nugent, Commissioner, 
Public Utilities Commission, State of Maine; Preston Bass, Mayor, Town 
of Stantonsburg, State of North Carolina; and public witnesses.
 ESEA REFORM--BUSINESS COMMUNITY VIEWS
  Committee on Education and the Workforce: Held a hearing on Business 
Community Views on Reform of ESEA. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.
 BUDGETING PILOT PROGRAMS
  Committee on Government Reform,  Subcommittee on Government 
Management, Information, and Technology held a hearing on ``The Results 
Act: Status of Performance Budgeting Pilot Programs,'' Testimony was 
heard from Diedre Lee, Acting Deputy Director, Management, OMB; Paul L. 
Posner, Director, Budget Issues, GAO; Sallyanne Harper, Chief Financial 
Officer, EPA; Olivia A. Golden, Assistant Secretary, Administration for 
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Department of Health and Human Services; and Jesse L. Funches, Chief 
Financial Officer, NRC.
 MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
  Committee on International Relations: Ordered reported, as amended, 
H.R. 1993, Export Enhancement Act of 1999.
   The Committee also favorably considered the following measures and 
adopted a motion urging the Chairman to request that they be considered 
on the Suspension Calendar: H. Res. 57, amended, expressing concern 
over interference with freedom of the press and the independence of 
judicial and electoral institutions in Peru; H.R. 1477, Iran Nuclear 
Proliferation Prevention Act of 1999; H.R. 1794, amended, concerning 
the participation of Taiwan in the World Health Organization (WHO); H. 
Con. Res. 121, amended, expressing the sense of the Congress regarding 
the victory of the United States in the cold war and the fall of the 
Berlin Airlift; H. Con. Res. 144, urging the United States Government 
and the United Nations to undertake urgent and strenuous efforts to 
secure the release of Branko Jelen, Steve Pratt, and Peter Wallace, 3 
humanitarian workers employed by CARE International, who are being 
unjustly held as prisoners by the Government of the Federal Republic of 
Yugoslavia; H. Con. Res. 128, expressing the sense of the Congress 
regarding the treatment of religious minorities in the Islamic Republic 
of Iran, and particularly the recent arrests of members of that 
country's Jewish community; H. Res. 25, congratulating the Government 
of Peru and the Government of Ecuador for signing a peace agreement 
ending a border dispute which has resulted in several military clashes 
over the past 50 years; H. Con. Res. 117, amended, concerning United 
Nations General Assembly Resolution ES-10/6; H. Res. 227, amended, 
expressing the sense of the Congress in opposition to the Government of 
Pakistan's support for armed incursion into Jammu and Kashmir, India; 
and H. Con. Res. 140, amended, expressing the sense of the Congress 
that Haiti should conduct free, fair, transparent, and peaceful 
elections.
 U.S. OPPOSITION TO PAKISTAN'S SUPPORT FOR ARMED INCURSION
 Committee on International Relations: Subcommittee on Asia and the 
Pacific approved for full Committee action, as amended, H. Res. 227, 
expressing the sense of the Congress in opposition to the Government of 
Pakistan's support for armed incursion into Jammu and Kashmir, India.
 FAIRNESS IN ASBESTOS COMPENSATION ACT
 Committee on the Judiciary: Held a hearing on H.R. 1283, Fairness in 
Asbestos Compensation Act of 1999. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.
 PATENT FAIRNESS ACT
 Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual 
Property held a hearing on H.R. 1598, Patent Fairness Act of 1999. 
Testimony was heard from Senator Torricelli; Representatives Bryant, 
McDermott, Waxman and Berry; and public witnesses.
 MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
 Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime approved for full 
Committee action the following bills: H.R. 218, Community Protection 
Act of 1999; H.R. 1791, Federal Law Enforcement Animal Protection Act 
of 1999; and H.R. 2336, United States Marshals Service Improvement Act 
of 1999.
 INS' INTERIOR ENFORCEMENT STRATEGY
 Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims 
held an oversight hearing on the Immigration and Naturalization 
Service's Interior Enforcement Strategy. Testimony was heard from 
Robert Bach, Executive Associate Commissioner, Policy and Planning, 
Immigration and Naturalization Service, Department of Justice; John R. 
Fraser, Acting Administrator, Wage and Hour Division, Department of 
Labor; Richard M. Stana, Associate Director, Administration of Justice 
Issues, General Government Division, GAO; and public witnesses.
 OVERSIGHT
 Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on National Parks and Public 
Lands held an oversight hearing on the Franchise Fee Calculation for 
Ft. Sumter Tours. Testimony was heard from Representative Sanford; 
Robert Stanton, Director, National Park Service, Department of the 
Interior and public witnesses.
 MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
 Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on Water and Power held a hearing 
on H.R. 795, Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy's Reservation Indian 
Reserved Water Rights Settlement Act of 1999. Testimony was heard from 
David Hayes, Acting Deputy Secretary, Department of the Interior; and 
public witnesses.

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 NETWORKING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACT
 Committee on Science,  Subcommittee on Technology held a hearing on 
H.R. 2086, Networking and Information Technology Research and 
Development Act of 1999, Resources for IT Research. Testimony was heard 
from public witnesses.
 SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH PROGRAM REAUTHORIZATION ACT
 Committee on Small Business: Ordered reported, as amended, H.R. 2392, 
Small Business Innovation Research Program Reauthorization Act of 1999.
 MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
 Committee on Ways and Means: Adversely reported the following 
measures: H.J. Res. 58, disapproving the extension of the waiver 
authority contained in section 402(c) of the Trade Act of 1974 with 
respect to Vietnam; H.J. Res. 57, disapproving the extension of 
nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to the 
products of the People's Republic of China.
 MEDICARE VETERANS SUBVENTION
 Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on 
Medicare Veterans Subvention. Testimony was heard from Robert Berenson, 
M.D., Director, Center for Health Plans and Providers, Health Care 
Financing Administration, Department of Health and Human Services; 
Thomas L. Garthwaite, M.D., Deputy Under Secretary, Health, Department 
of Veterans Affairs; and the following officials of the GAO: William J. 
Scanlon, Director, Health Financing and Public Health Issues, Health, 
Education, and Human Services Division; and Stephen P. Backhus, 
Director, Veterans' Affairs and Military Health.
 WORK OPPORTUNITY TAX CREDIT
 Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Oversight held a hearing 
on the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. Testimony was heard from 
Representatives Rangel, Bilirakis and Johnson of Connecticut; Leonard 
Burman, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Tax Analysis, Department of the 
Treasury; John R. Beverly, III, Director, U.S. Employment Service, 
Department of Labor; and public witnesses.
 BRIEFING--CHINESE EMBASSY BOMBING
 Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Met in executive session 
to hold a briefing on Chinese Embassy Bombing. The Committee was 
briefed by departmental witnesses.

 Joint Meetings
 Y2K ACT
 Conferees,  on Tuesday, June 29, agreed to file a conference report on 
the differences between the Senate and House passed versions of H.R. 
775, to establish certain procedures for civil actions brought for 
damages relating to the failure of any device or system to process or 
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                         COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR

                          FRIDAY, JULY 2, 1999

                                 Senate

   No meetings/hearings scheduled.


                                  House

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                             Resume of Congressional Activity

                      FIRST SESSION OF THE ONE HUNDRED SIXTH CONGRESS


     The first table gives a comprehensive resume of all 
legislative business transacted by the Senate and House.
     The second table accounts for all nominations submitted to the 
Senate by the President for Senate confirmation.

                               DATA ON LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY


                              January 6 through June 30, 1999

                                               Senate             House             Total
      Days in session..............                94                73               . .
      Time in session..............    609 hrs., 9  '    542 hrs., 6  '               . .
      Congressional Record:
    Pages of proceedings...........             7,972             5,180               . .
    Extensions of Remarks..........               . .             1,454               . .
      Public bills enacted into law                 7                29                36
      Private bills enacted into 
       law.........................               . .               . .               . .
      Bills in conference..........                 5                 4               . .
      Measures passed, total.......               202               272               474
    Senate bills...................                51                 9               . .
    House bills....................                33               117               . .
    Senate joint resolutions.......                 1               . .               . .
    House joint resolutions........                 3                 6               . .
    Senate concurrent resolutions..                11                 4               . .
    House concurrent resolutions...                17                31               . .
    Simple resolutions.............                86               105               . .
      Measures reported, total.....              *144              *205               349
    Senate bills...................               105                 2               . .
    House bills....................                15               129               . .
    Senate joint resolutions.......                 3               . .               . .
    House joint resolutions........               . .                 4               . .
    Senate concurrent resolutions..                 3               . .               . .
    House concurrent resolutions...                 1                10               . .
    Simple resolutions.............                17                60               . .
      Special reports..............                11                 6               . .
      Conference reports...........               . .                 4               . .
      Measures pending on calendar.               107                36               . .
      Measures introduced, total...             1,505             2,856             4,361
    Bills..........................             1,310             2,412               . .
    Joint resolutions..............                28                60               . .
    Concurrent resolutions.........                42               147               . .
    Simple resolutions.............               125               237               . .
      Quorum calls.................                 7                 2               . .
      Yea-and-nay votes............               192               133               . .
      Recorded votes...............               . .               126               . .
      Bills vetoed.................               . .               . .               . .
      Vetoes overridden............               . .               . .               . .

*These figures include all measures reported, even if there was no 
accompanying report. 100 reports have been filed in the Senate and 
215 reports have been filed in the House.

                           DISPOSITION OF EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS


                              January 6 through June 30, 1999

      Civilian nominations, totaling 236, disposed of as 
       follows:

          Confirmed......................................... 49...
          Unconfirmed...................................... 183...
          Withdrawn.......................................... 4...

      Other civilian nominations, totaling 1,240, disposed of 
       as follows:

          Confirmed........................................ 780...
          Unconfirmed...................................... 460...

      Air Force nominations, totaling 4,036, disposed of as 
       follows:

          Confirmed...................................... 3,956...
          Unconfirmed....................................... 80...

      Army nominations, totaling 2,313, disposed of as follows:

          Confirmed...................................... 1,647...
          Unconfirmed...................................... 666...

      Navy nominations, totaling 3,456, disposed of as follows:

          Confirmed...................................... 3,050...
          Unconfirmed...................................... 406...

      Marine Corps nominations, totaling 2,120, disposed of as 
       follows:

          Confirmed...................................... 1,321...
          Unconfirmed...................................... 799...

                                Summary
     Total Nominations received this Session............ 13,401
     Total Confirmed.................................... 10,803
     Total Unconfirmed................................... 2,594
     Total Withdrawn......................................... 4


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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Aderholt, Robert B., Ala., E1497
Baird, Brian, Wash., E1465
Barcia, James A., Mich., E1492
Barr, Bob, Ga., E1479
Becerra, Xavier, Calif., E1488
Berman, Howard L., Calif., E1484
Bilirakis, Michael, Fla., E1468, E1469
Bishop, Sanford D., Jr., Ga., E1486
Blunt, Roy, Mo., E1475, E1476
Bonilla, Henry, Tex., E1494
Borski, Robert A., Pa., E1481
Boyd, Allen, Fla., E1499
Brady, Robert A., Pa., E1467, E1469, E1472
Camp, Dave, Mich., E1493
Chenoweth, Helen, Idaho, E1506
Costello, Jerry F., Ill., E1490
Cox, Christopher, Calif., E1475, E1477
DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E1500
DeLay, Tom, Tex., E1494
Dixon, Julian C., Calif., E1465
Doolittle, John T., Calif., E1471, E1474
Duncan, John J., Jr., Tenn., E1480
Engel, Eliot L., N.Y., E1486
Etheridge, Bob, N.C., E1504
Farr, Sam, Calif., E1504
Fattah, Chaka, Pa., E1463
Gilman, Benjamin A., N.Y., E1502
Gonzalez, Charles A., Tex., E1475, E1477
Goodling, William F., Pa., E1493
Gordon, Bart, Tenn., E1492
Hayes, Robin, N.C., E1496
Hilleary, Van, Tenn., E1467, E1469
Hoeffel, Joseph M., Pa., E1476
Hoyer, Steny H., Md., E1490
Hyde, Henry J., Ill., E1505
Kaptur, Marcy, Ohio, E1504
Lazio, Rick, N.Y., E1464, E1473, E1476
McCollum, Bill, Fla., E1503
McDermott, Jim, Wash., E1487
McInnis, Scott, Colo., E1466, E1468, E1470, E1474
Miller, George, Calif., E1470, E1472
Mink, Patsy T., Hawaii, E1465
Moore, Dennis, Kans., E1504
Ney, Robert W., Ohio, E1478
Oxley, Michael G., Ohio, E1479
Paul, Ron, Tex., E1485
Pelosi, Nancy, Calif., E1491
Phelps, David D., Ill., E1505
Pickett, Owen B., Va., E1485
Portman, Rob, Ohio, E1488
Pryce, Deborah, Ohio, E1502
Rangel, Charles B., N.Y., E1465
Regula, Ralph, Ohio, E1477
Reynolds, Thomas M., N.Y., E1497
Riley, Bob, Ala., E1464
Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana, Fla., E1481
Roukema, Marge, N.J., E1479
Ryan, Paul, Wisc., E1464
Sanders, Bernard, Vt., E1466, E1468
Saxton, Jim, N.J., E1486
Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr., Wisc., E1491
Shays, Christopher, Conn., E1494
Sherman, Brad, Calif., E1502
Shimkus, John, Ill., E1475, E1477, E1479, E1481
Slaughter, Louise McIntosh, N.Y., E1490
Spratt, John M., Jr., S.C., E1478
Stabenow, Debbie, Mich., E1479, E1481
Stark, Fortney Pete, Calif., E1497
Traficant, James A., Jr., Ohio, E1466
Underwood, Robert A., Guam, E1489
Watts, J.C., Jr., Okla., E1464
Weygand, Robert A., R.I., E1471, E1474
Wilson, Heather, N.M., E1468, E1470
Wolf, Frank R., Va., E1482 


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