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                                           Thursday, August 5, 1999

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate agreed to the Budget Reconciliation/Tax Relief Conference 
      Report.
      Senate agreed to the Water Resources Development Act Conference 
      Report.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S10267-S10536
Measures Introduced: Sixty-seven bills and ten resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 1499-1565, S.J. Res. 31-32, S. Res. 175-178, 
and S. Con. Res. 51-54.
  Pages S10388-91
Measures Reported: Reports were made as follows:
  S. 720, to promote the development of a government in the Federal 
Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) based on democratic 
principles and the rule of law, and that respects internationally 
recognized human rights, to assist the victims of Serbian oppression, 
to apply measures against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 106-139)
  Report to accompany S. 1255, to protect consumers and promote 
electronic commerce by amending certain trademark infringement, 
dilution, and counterfeiting laws (S. Rept. No. 106-140)
  S. 97, to require the installation and use by schools and libraries 
of a technology for filtering or blocking material on the Internet on 
computers with Internet access to be eligible to receive or retain 
universal service assistance, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute. (S. Rept. No. 106-141)
  S. 798, to promote electronic commerce by encouraging and 
facilitating the use of encryption in interstate commerce consistent 
with the protection of national security. (S. Rept. No. 106-142)
  S. 199, for the relief of Alexandre Malofienko, Olga Matsko, and 
their son, Vladimir Malofienko.
  S. 275, for the relief of Suchada Kwong.
  S. 452, for the relief of Belinda McGregor, with an amendment.
  S. 486, to provide for the punishment of methamphetamine laboratory 
operators, provide additional resources to combat methamphetamine 
production, trafficking, and abuse in the United States, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  S. 620, to grant a Federal charter to Korean War Veterans 
Association, Incorporated.
Page S10388
Measures Passed:
  Adjournment Resolution: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 51, providing 
for a conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate and a conditional 
adjournment of the House of Representatives.
  Page S10340
  Tobacco Production and Marketing Information: Senate passed S. 1543, 
to amend the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 to release and protect 
the release of tobacco production and marketing information. 
                                                            Page S10341
  U.S. Capitol Construction: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 167, 
authorizing the Architect of the Capitol to permit temporary 
construction and other work on the Capitol Grounds that may be 
necessary for construction of a building on Constitution Avenue 
Northwest, between 2nd Street Northwest and Louisiana Avenue Northwest, 
after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto: 
                                                        Pages S10341-42
  Gorton (for McConnell) Amendment No. 1608, to authorize the Architect 
of the Capitol to permit temporary construction and other work on the 
Capitol grounds, to provide that health and safety requirements, 
including access for the disabled, be observed.
Pages S10341-42
  Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act: Senate passed S. 1255, to 
protect consumers and promote electronic commerce by amending certain 
trademark infringement, dilution, and counterfeiting laws, after 
agreeing to a committee amendment in

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the nature of a substitute, and the following amendment proposed 
thereto:
  Pages S10513-20
  Brownback (for Hatch/Leahy) Amendment No. 1609, to clarify the rights 
of domain name registrants and Internet users with respect to lawful 
uses of Internet domain names.
Pages S10514-20
  Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act: Senate 
passed H.R. 1568, to provide technical, financial, and procurement 
assistance to veteran owned small businesses, after agreeing to a 
committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following 
amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S10520-22
  Brownback (for Bond) Amendment No. 1617, to make amendments with 
respect to the Board of Directors of the National Veterans Business 
Development Corporation.
Page S10522
  Indonesia Elections: Senate agreed to S. Res. 166, relating to the 
recent elections in the Republic of Indonesia, after agreeing to a 
committee amendment.
  Page S10522
  Technical Correction: Senate passed S. 1072, to make certain 
technical and other corrections relating to the Centennial of Flight 
Commemoration Act (36 U.S.C. 143 note; 112 Stat. 3486 et seq.), after 
agreeing to the following amendments proposed thereto: 
                                                        Pages S10522-23
  Brownback (for DeWine) Amendment No. 1618, to clarify certain duties 
of the Centennial of Flight Commission.
Pages S10522-23
  Brownback (for Helms) Amendment No. 1619, to make a technical 
correction.
Page S10523
  Poison Control Center Enhancement and Awareness Act: Senate passed S. 
632, to provide assistance for poison prevention and to stabilize the 
funding of regional poison control centers, after agreeing to a 
committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  Page S10523
  Mineral Leasing on Indian Lands: Senate passed S. 944, to amend 
Public Law 105-188 to provide for the mineral leasing of certain Indian 
lands in Oklahoma.
  Pages S10523-24
  Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum: Senate agreed to S. Con. 
Res. 48, relating to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum. 
                                                            Page S10524
  U.S. Customs Service Authorization: Senate passed H.R. 1833, to 
authorize appropriations for the United States Customs Service, after 
agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                        Pages S10524-27
  Export-Import Bank Quorum Requirement: Committee on Banking, Housing, 
and Urban Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 
2565, to clarify the quorum requirement for the Board of Directors of 
the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and the bill was then 
passed, clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages S10527-28
  Federal Building Naming: Senate passed H.R. 211, to designate the 
Federal building and United States courthouse located at West 920 
Riverside Avenue in Spokane, Washington, as the ``Thomas S. Foley 
Federal Building and United States Courthouse'', and the plaza at the 
south entrance of such building and courthouse as the ``Walter F. Horan 
Plaza'', clearing the measure for the President.
  Page S10528
  International Religious Freedom Act Amendments: Senate passed S. 
1546, to amend the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 to 
provide additional administrative authorities to the United States 
Commission on International Religious Freedom, and to make technical 
corrections to that Act.
  Pages S10528-29
  Appreciating U.S. Army Personnel Service: Senate agreed to S. Res. 
176, expressing the appreciation of the Senate for the service of 
United States Army personnel who lost their lives in service of their 
country in an antidrug mission in Colombia and expressing sympathy to 
the families and loved ones of such personnel.
  Pages S10529-30
  National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month: Senate agreed to 
S. Res. 177, designating September, 1999, as ``National Alcohol and 
Drug Addiction Recovery Month''.
  Page S10530
  Construction Industry Payment Protection Act: Senate passed H.R. 
1219, to amend the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act and the 
Miller Act, relating to payment protections for persons providing labor 
and materials for Federal construction projects, clearing the measure 
for the President.
  Page S10530
  Private Relief: Senate passed S. 199, for the relief of Alexandre 
Malofienko, Olga Matsko, and their son, Vladimir Malofienko. 
                                                        Pages S10530-31
  Private Relief: Senate passed S. 275, for the relief of Suchada 
Kwong.
  Pages S10530-31
  Private Relief: Senate passed S. 452, for the relief of Belinda 
McGregor, with an amendment, after agreeing to a committee amendment. 
                                                        Pages S10530-31
  Safety of Soldiers Missing in Action: Senate passed H.R. 1175, to 
locate and secure the return of Zachary Baumel, an American citizen, 
and other Israeli soldiers missing in action, after agreeing to a 
committee amendment, and the following amendment proposed thereto: 
                                                        Pages S10531-32

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  Brownback (for Leahy) Amendment No. 1620, to provide for the 
consideration of assistance to certain governments relating to the 
location and return of certain soldiers.
Page S10532
  Federal Charter: Senate passed S. 620, to grant a Federal charter to 
Korean War Veterans Association, Incorporated.
                                                         Page S10532-33
  Wireless Communications and Public Safety Act: Senate passed S. 800, 
to promote and enhance public safety through the use of 9-1-1 as the 
universal emergency assistance number, further deployment of wireless 
9-1-1 service, support of States in upgrading 9-1-1 capabilities and 
related functions, encouragement of construction and operation of 
seamless, ubiquitous, and reliable networks for personal wireless 
services, after agreeing to committee amendments.
                                                            Page S10533
Department of the Interior Appropriations: Senate resumed consideration 
of H.R. 2466, making appropriations for the Department of the Interior 
and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, 
taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto: 
                                             Pages S10274-86, S10342-51
Adopted:
  Gorton (for Burns) Amendment No. 1563, to increase funds in the 
Bureau of Indian Affairs Tribal College account by $700,000 with offset 
from Forest Service land acquisition in the San Juan National Forest. 
                                                        Pages S10275-76
  Gorton (for Campbell) Amendment No. 1564, to provide additional 
funding to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service for activities 
relating to the Preble's meadow jumping mouse, with an offset from 
Forest Service Land Acquisition in Colorado.
Pages S10275-76
  Gorton (for DeWine) Amendment No. 1565, to make unobligated funds 
available for the acquisition of land in the Ottawa National Wildlife 
Refuge, for the Dayton Aviation Heritage Commission, and for the 
preservation and restoration of the birthplace, boyhood home, and 
schoolhouse of Ulysses S. Grant, Ohio.
Pages S10275-76
  Gorton (for Lugar/Bayh) Amendment No. 1566, to transfer $700,000 in 
land acquisition funds from the San Juan National Forest (Silver 
Mountain), Colorado to the Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge, 
Indiana.
Pages S10275-76
  Gorton (for Mack/Graham) Amendment No. 1567, to provide funding for 
construction of the Seminole Rest facility at the Canaveral National 
Seashore, Florida, with an offset from the J.N. Ding Darling National 
Wildlife Refuge, Florida.
Pages S10275-76
  Gorton (for Reid) Amendment No. 1568, to provide $150,000 for the 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program within 
the Habitat Conservation Program. This funding will support the Nevada 
Biodiversity Research and Conservation Initiative for migratory bird 
studies at Walker Lake, Nevada. The increase in $150,000 for the Nevada 
Biodiversity Research and Conservation Initiative is offset by a 
$150,000 decrease in the Water Resources Investigations program of the 
U.S. Geological Service of which $250,000 was directed for hydrologic 
monitoring to support implementation of the Truckee River Water Quality 
Settlement Agreement.
Pages S10275-76
Rejected:
  Smith (of N.H.)/Ashcroft Amendment No. 1569, to eliminate funding for 
the National Endowment for the Arts. (By 80 yeas to 16 nays (Vote No. 
260), Senate tabled the amendment.)
Pages S10276-86
Pending:
  Gorton Amendment No. 1359, of a technical nature.
Page S10274
  Senate will resume consideration of the bill on Wednesday, September 
8, 1999.
Water Resources Development Act: Senate agreed to the conference report 
on S. 507, to provide for the conservation and development of water and 
related resources, to authorize the Secretary of the Army to construct 
various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors of the United 
States.
  Pages S10286-90
Budget Reconciliation/Tax Relief: By 50 yeas to 49 nays (Vote No. 261), 
Senate agreed to the conference report on H.R. 2488, to amend the 
Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce individual income tax rates, to 
provide marriage penalty relief, to reduce taxes on savings and 
investments, to provide estate and gift tax relief, to provide 
incentives for education savings and health care, clearing the measure 
for the President.
  Pages S10290-S10303, S10305-40
Transportation Appropriations: Senate began consideration of the motion 
to proceed to the consideration of H.R. 2084, making appropriations for 
the Department of Transportation and related agencies for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2000.
  Page S10340
  A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to proceed 
to the bill and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the 
Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on the cloture motion will occur 
at 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, September 9, 1999.
Page S10340
  Subsequently, the motion to proceed was withdrawn.
Page S10340
Legislative Branch Appropriations--Agreement: A unanimous-consent 
agreement was reached providing that when the Senate receives from the 
House

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the conference report on H.R. 1905, making appropriations for the 
Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, the 
conference report be deemed agreed to.
  Page S10527
Nominations--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached 
providing that all nominations received by the Senate during the 106th 
Congress, remain in status quo, notwithstanding the August adjournment 
of the Senate and the provisions of Rule 31, paragraph 6 of the 
Standing Rules of the Senate, with certain exceptions.
  Page S10534
Authority for Committees: All committees were authorized to file 
legislative reports during the adjournment of the Senate on Friday, 
August 27, 1999, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  Page S10533
Removal of Injunction of Secrecy: The injunction of secrecy was removed 
from the following treaty:
  Convention (No. 182) for Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child 
Labor (Treaty Doc. 106-5).
  The treaty was transmitted to the Senate today, considered as having 
been read for the first time, and referred, with accompanying papers, 
to the Committee on Foreign Relations and was ordered to be printed. 
                                                        Pages S10533-34
Messages From the President: Senate received the following messages 
from the President of the United States:
  A message from the President of the United States transmitting, a 
draft of proposed legislation entitled ``Central American and Haitian 
Parity Act of 1999''; to the Committee on the Judiciary. (PM-55). 
                                                            Page S10380
Nominations Confirmed:  Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  By 81 yeas to 16 nays (Vote No. EX. 259), Richard Holbrooke, of New 
York, to be the Representative of the United States of America to the 
United Nations with the rank and status of Ambassador, and the 
Representative of the United States of America in the Security Council 
of the United Nations.
  By 81 yeas to 16 nays (Vote No. EX. 259), Richard Holbrooke, of New 
York, to be a Representative of the United States of America to the 
Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations during his 
tenure of service as Representative of the United States of America to 
the United Nations.
  Mervyn M. Mosbacker, Jr., of Texas, to be United States Attorney for 
the Southern District of Texas for the term of four years.
  M. Osman Siddique, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Fiji, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as 
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of 
America to the Republic of Nauru, Ambassador Extraordinary and 
Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of 
Tonga, and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United 
States of America to Tuvalu.
  Robert Z. Lawrence, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the Council 
of Economic Advisers.
  Martin George Brennan, of California, to be Ambassador to the 
Republic of Uganda.
  William J. Rainer, of New Mexico, to be Chairman of the Commodity 
Futures Trading Commission.
  William J. Rainer, of New Mexico, to be a Commissioner of the 
Commodity Futures Trading Commission for the term expiring April 13, 
2004.
  Richard Monroe Miles, of South Carolina, to be Ambassador to the 
Republic of Bulgaria.
  Charles A. Blanchard, of Arizona, to be General Counsel of the 
Department of the Army.
  Carol DiBattiste, of Florida, to be Under Secretary of the Air Force.
  Barbro A. Owens-Kirkpatrick, of California, to be Ambassador to the 
Republic of Niger.
  Earl E. Devaney, of Massachusetts, to be Inspector General, 
Department of the Interior.
  Barbara J. Griffiths, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic 
of Iceland.
  Sylvia Gaye Stanfield, of Texas, to be Ambassador to Brunei 
Darussalam.
  Tibor P. Nagy, Jr., of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Federal 
Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.
  Jeffrey A. Bader, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Namibia.
  Martin Neil Baily, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Council of 
Economic Advisers.
  4 Army nominations in the rank of general.
  3 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.
  A routine list in the Foreign Service.
Pages S10268-74, S10534-36
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Carol J. Parry, of Illinois, to be a Member of the Board of Governors 
of the Federal Reserve System for a term of fourteen years expiring 
January 31, 2012.
  John Goglia, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the National 
Transportation Safety Board for a term expiring December 31, 2003. 
(Reappointment)
  Paul L. Hill, Jr., of West Virginia, to be Chairperson of the 
Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board for a term of five 
years. (Reappointment)
  Paul L. Hill, Jr., of West Virginia, to be Member of the Chemical 
Safety and Hazard Investigation Board for a term of five years. 
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  Norman A. Wulf, of Virginia, to be a Special Representative of the 
President, with the rank of Ambassador.
  Marianne O. Battani, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge 
for the Eastern District of Michigan.
  Steven D. Bell, of Ohio, to be United States District Judge for the 
Northern District of Ohio.
  Ronald A. Guzman, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for 
the Northern District of Illinois.
  David M. Lawson, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for 
the Eastern District of Michigan.
  Ann Claire Williams, of Illinois, to be United States Circuit Judge 
for the Seventh Circuit.
  James A. Wynn, Jr., of North Carolina, to be United States Circuit 
Judge for the Fourth Circuit.
  Melvin W. Kahle, of West Virginia, to be United States Attorney for 
the Northern District of West Virginia for a term of four years.
  Ted L. McBride, of South Dakota, to be United States Attorney for the 
District of South Dakota for a term of four years.
  Robert S. Mueller, III, of California, to be United States Attorney 
for the Northern District of California for a term of four years.
  John W. Marshall, of Virginia, to be Director of the United States 
Marshals Service.
  Linda Joan Morgan, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Surface 
Transportation Board for a term expiring December 31, 2003. 
(Reappointment)
  Sylvia V. Baca, of New Mexico, to be an Assistant Secretary of the 
Interior.
  Richard A. Meserve, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission for a term of five years expiring June 30, 2004.
  George L. Farr, of Connecticut, to be a Member of the Internal 
Revenue Service Oversight Board for a term of four years. (New 
Position)
  George B. Daniels, of New York, to be United States District Judge 
for the Southern District of New York.
  Ruben Castillo, of Illinois, to be a Member of the United States 
Sentencing Commission for a term expiring October 31, 2003.
  Sterling R. Johnson, Jr., of New York, to be a Member of the United 
States Sentencing Commission for a term expiring October 31, 2001.
  Diana E. Murphy, of Minnesota, to be a Member of the United States 
Sentencing Commission for a term expiring October 31, 2005. 
(Reappointment)
  Diana E. Murphy, of Minnesota, to be Chair of the United States 
Sentencing Commission.
  Diana E. Murphy, of Minnesota, to be a Member of the United States 
Sentencing Commission for the remainder of the term expiring October 
31, 1999.
  William Sessions, III, of Vermont, to be a Member of the United 
States Sentencing Commission for a term expiring October 31, 2003. 
                                                        Pages S10535-36
Messages From the President:
  Page S10380
Messages From the House:
  Page S10380
Communications:
  Pages S10380-82
Petitions:
  Pages S10382-88
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S10388
Statements on Introduced Bills:
  Pages S10391-S10495
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S10495-97
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S10501-07
Authority for Committees:
  Page S10508
Additional Statements:
  Pages S10508-13
Record Votes: Three record votes were taken today. (Total--261) 
                                           Pages S10274, S10286, S10340
Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m., and adjourned according to 
the provisions of S. Con. Res. 51, at 8:52 p.m., until 12 Noon, on 
Wednesday, September 8, 1999. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of 
the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S10535.)


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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
U.S. FARM ECONOMY
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Committee concluded 
hearings on the market and financial performance of the United States 
agricultural sector, after receiving testimony from Robert M. Bor, USA 
Rice Federation, and Katherine Ozer, National Family Farm Coalition, 
both of Washington, D.C.; John McNutt, Iowa City, Iowa, on behalf of 
the National Pork Producers Council; and Jack Hamilton, Lake 
Providence, Louisiana, on behalf of the National Cotton Council.
HUD MULTIFAMILY HOUSING ASSISTANCE RESTRUCTURING
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on 
Housing and Transportation concluded oversight hearings on activities 
of the Office of Multifamily Housing Assistance Restructuring of the 
Department of Housing and Urban Development, after receiving testimony 
from Ira G. Peppercorn, Director, Office of Multifamily Housing 
Assistance Restructuring, Department of Housing and

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Urban Development; Steven D. Pierce, Massachusetts Housing Finance 
Agency, Boston; Deborah Whitaker, Community Preservation Corporation, 
New York, New York; John T. McEvoy, National Council of State Housing 
Agencies, Washington, D.C.; and Michael F. Petrie, P/R Mortgage and 
Investment Corporation, Indianapolis, Indiana, on behalf of the 
Mortgage Bankers Association of America.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded 
hearings on the nominations of Armando Falcon, Jr., of Texas, to be 
Director of the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, 
Department of Housing and Urban Development, Martin Neil Baily, of 
Maryland, to be a Member of the Council of Economic Advisers, Robert Z. 
Lawrence, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the Council of Economic 
Advisers, Dorian Vanessa Weaver, of Arkansas, to be a Member of the 
Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and 
Dan Herman Renberg, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Board of 
Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, after the 
nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf. Mr. 
Renberg was introduced by Senator Specter.
  Also, Committee concluded hearings on the nomination of Harry J. 
Bowie, of Mississippi, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the 
National Consumer Cooperative Bank.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded hearings on the 
nominations of Jimmy J. Kolker, of Missouri, to be Ambassador to 
Burkina Faso, Jeffrey A. Bader, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the 
Republic of Namibia, Martin George Brennan, of California, to be 
Ambassador to the Republic of Uganda, Harriet L. Elam, of 
Massachusetts, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Senegal, Gregory Lee 
Johnson, of Washington, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Swaziland, 
David H. Kaeuper, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to the 
Republic of Congo, Delano Eugene Lewis, Sr., of New Mexico, to be 
Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa, Tibor P. Nagy, Jr., of 
Texas, to be Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, 
and Barbro A. Owens-Kirkpatrick, of California, to be Ambassador to the 
Republic of Niger, after the nominees testified and answered questions 
in their own behalf. Mr. Kolker was introduced by Senator Daschle and 
Representative Holt.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
following business items:
  S. 486, to provide for the punishment of methamphetamine laboratory 
operators, provide additional resources to combat methamphetamine 
production, trafficking, and abuse in the United States, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 620, to grant a Federal charter to Korean War Veterans 
Association, Incorporated;
  S. 199, for the relief of Alexandre Malofienko, Olga Matsko, and 
their son, Vladimir Malofienko;
  S. 275, for the relief of Suchada Kwong;
  S. 452, for the relief of Belinda McGregor, with an amendment; and
  The nomination of Mervyn M. Mosbacker, Jr., to be United States 
Attorney for the Southern District of Texas.


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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Bills Introduced: 92 public bills, H.R. 2713-2804; 2 private bills, 
H.R. 2805-2806; and 12 resolutions, H.J. Res. 65, H. Con. Res. 173-179, 
and H. Res. 277-280, were introduced.
  Page H7880-85
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 853, to amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to provide 
for joint resolutions on the budget, reserve funds for emergency 
spending, strengthened enforcement of budgetary decisions, increased 
accountability for Federal spending, accrual budgeting for Federal 
insurance programs, mitigation of the bias in the budget process toward 
higher spending, modifications in paygo requirements when there is an 
on-budget surplus, amended (H. Rept. 106-198 Pt. 2);
  H.R. 853, to amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to provide 
for joint resolutions on the budget, reserve funds for emergency 
spending, strengthened enforcement of budgetary decisions, increased 
accountability for Federal spending, accrual budgeting for Federal 
insurance programs, mitigation of the bias in the budget process toward 
higher spending, modifications in paygo requirements when

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there is an on-budget surplus, amended (H. Rept. 106-198 Pt. 3);
  H.R. 1867, to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to 
reform the financing of campaigns for elections for Federal office (H. 
Rept. 106-294);
  H.R. 2668, to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to 
reform the financing of campaigns for election for Federal office, 
amended (H. Rept. 106-295);
  H.R. 1922, to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to 
reform the financing of campaigns for election for Federal office (H. 
Rept. 106-296, Pt. 1);
  H.R. 417, to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to 
reform the financing of campaigns for elections for Federal office, 
amended (H. Rept. 106-297, Pt. 1);
  Conference report on S. 507, to provide for the conservation and 
development of water and related resources, to authorize the Secretary 
of the Army to construct various projects for improvements to rivers 
and harbors of the United States (H. Rept. 106-298);
  Conference report on H.R. 2587, making appropriations for the 
government of the District of Columbia and other activities chargeable 
in whole or in part against revenues of said District for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2000 (H. Rept. 106-299);
  H.R. 2559, to amend the Federal Crop Insurance Act to strengthen the 
safety net for agricultural producers by providing greater access to 
more affordable risk management tools and improved protection from 
production and income loss, to improve the efficiency and integrity of 
the Federal crop insurance program, amended (Rept. 106-300); and
  Conference report on 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, to prescribe personnel strengths for such fiscal year for the 
Armed Forces (Rept. 106-301). 
                     Pages H7276-H7316, H7384-H7413, H7469-H7868, H7880
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he 
designated Representative Kolbe to act as Speaker pro tempore for 
today.
  Page H7251
Journal Vote: Agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal of 
Wednesday, August 4, by a yea and nay vote of 356 yeas to 50 nays with 
1 voting ``present'', Roll No. 376.
  Pages H7251-52
Financial Freedom Act: The House agreed to the conference report on 
H.R. 2488, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce 
individual income tax rates, to provide marriage penalty relief, to 
reduce taxes on savings and investments, to provide estate and gift tax 
relief, and to provide incentives for education savings and health care 
by yea and nay vote of 221 yeas to 206 nays, Roll No. 379. 
                                                         Pages H7261-76
  Agreed to H. Res. 274, the rule that provided for consideration of 
the conference report was agreed to by a yea and nay vote of 224 yeas 
to 203 nays, Roll No. 377.
Pages H7252-61
  Rejected the Rangel motion to recommit the conference report to the 
committee on conference with instructions, to the extent permitted 
within the scope of conference, to insist on limiting the net 10-year 
tax reduction to not more than 25% of the currently projected non-
Social Security surpluses (or if greater, the smallest tax reduction 
permitted within the scope of conference); and shall insist on not 
including any provision which would constitute a limited tax benefit 
within the meaning of the Line Item Veto Act in order to A. preserve 
100% of the Social Security Trust Fund surpluses for the Social 
Security program and preserve 50% of the currently projected non-Social 
Security surpluses for purposes of reducing the publicly held national 
debt, and B. insure that there will be adequate budgetary resources 
available to extend the solvency of the Social Security and Medicare 
systems, and provide a Medicare prescription drug benefit, the by yea 
and nay vote of 205 yeas to 221 nays, Roll No. 378.
Pages H7274-75
Commerce, Justice, State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies 
Appropriations: The House passed H.R. 2670, making appropriations for 
the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and 
related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000 by yea 
and nay vote of 217 yeas to 210 nays, Roll No. 387. The House completed 
general debate and began considering amendments on August 4. 
                                                         Pages H7317-84
  Rejected the Bonior motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on 
Appropriations with instructions to report it back with an amendment 
that increases the amount provided for Community Oriented Policing 
Services to the amount requested in the President's budget, with 
corresponding adjustments to keep the bill within the committee 302(B) 
allocation by a recorded vote of 208 ayes to 219 noes, Roll No. 386. 
                                                         Pages H7382-83
Agreed to:
  The Ehlers amendment that increases NOAA funding by $390,000 for 
research projects;
Pages H7318-19
  The Terry amendment that increases Merchant Marine Academy funding by 
$2 million for repair of buildings;
Pages H7319-21

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  The Tiahrt amendment, as modified, that prohibits the expenditure of 
any appropriation to denigrate or otherwise undermine the religious or 
moral beliefs of students who participate in programs funded by the 
Department of Justice;
Pages H7342-44
  The Deal amendment that prohibits any funds appropriated from being 
used to process or provide visas to countries that deny or unreasonably 
delay accepting the return of their citizens under section 243(d) of 
the Immigration and Nationality Act;
Pages H7348-49
  The Traficant amendment, as modified, that prohibits the transport of 
maximum or high security prisoners to a facility that is not certified 
by the Bureau of Prisons as appropriately secure for housing such 
prisoners;
Page H7349
  The Vitter amendment that prohibits any funds to be used by United 
States delegates to the Standing Consultative Commission in any 
activity to implement the Memorandum of Understanding relating to the 
Anti-Ballistic Missile Limitation Treaty entered into by the United 
States, Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, and Ukraine on September 26, 1997;
                                                         Pages H7349-50
  The Hayworth amendment that prohibits the expenditure of any funds 
for activities in support of adding or maintaining any World Heritage 
Site (agreed to by a recorded vote of 217 ayes to 209 noes, Roll No. 
383); and
Pages H7355-56, H7378
  The Tauzin amendment that prohibits any funds to be used by the FCC 
to enforce or administer the Uniform Systems of Accounts for 
Telecommunications Companies with respect to any common carrier that 
was determined to be subject to price cap regulation by the 
Commission's order or has elected to be subject to price cap regulation 
(agreed to by a recorded vote of 374 ayes to 49 noes, Roll No. 384). 
                                               Pages H7362-65, H7378-79
Rejected:
  The Hall of Ohio amendment that sought to strike the provision that 
prohibits the payment of United Nations arrearages unless expressly 
authorized by an Act that makes such payments contingent upon United 
Nations reform (rejected by a recorded vote of 206 ayes to 221 noes, 
Roll No. 380);
Pages H7324-34
  The Bass amendment that sought to require that the Federal 
Communications Commission develop and implement a plan for the 
efficient allocation of telephone numbers (rejected by a recorded vote 
of 169 ayes to 256 noes, Roll No. 381);
Pages H7344-48, H7376-77
  The George Miller of California amendment that sought to limit the 
amount obligated or expended for the Inter-American Tropical Tuna 
Commission (rejected by a recorded vote of 211 ayes to 215 noes, Roll 
No. 382); and
Pages H7350-54, H7377-78
  The Kucinich amendment that sought to prohibit any funds to be used 
for the filing of a complaint or any motion seeking injunctive relief 
in any legal action brought under the North American Free Trade 
Agreement Implementation Act or Uruguay Round Agreements Act (rejected 
by a recorded vote of 196 ayes to 226 noes, Roll No. 385). 
                                               Pages H7368-73, H7379-80
Withdrawn:
  The Stearns amendment was offered, but subsequently withdrawn, that 
sought to reduce State Department general administrative funding by 
$500,000 to highlight personnel issues relating to Ms. Linda Shenwick's 
employment at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations;
Pages H7334-35
  The Inslee amendment was offered, but subsequently withdrawn, that 
sought to strike Section 620 that prohibits any funds appropriated to 
be used for the implementation of or the preparation for the Kyoto 
Protocol;
Pages H7340-42
  The Davis of Illinois amendment was offered, but subsequently 
withdrawn, that sought to prohibit funding to any law enforcement 
agency except one identified in an annual summary of data on the use of 
excessive force published by the Attorney General;
Pages H7357-58
  The Campbell amendment was offered, but subsequently withdrawn, that 
sought to require that aliens have access to secret evidence used to 
detain or deport them;
Pages H7358-61
  The Wynn amendment was offered, but subsequently withdrawn, that 
sought to increase funding for the Equal Employment Opportunity 
Commission by $33 million and reduce Administration of Foreign Affairs 
funding accordingly;
Pages H7361-62
  The Crowley amendment was offered, but subsequently withdrawn, that 
sought to prohibit any funding to be used for joint training programs 
between the Royal Ulster Constabulary and any Federal law enforcement 
agency;
Pages H7365-67
  The Dingell amendment was offered, but subsequently withdrawn, that 
sought to prohibit grants to states that have not certified that 95 
percent or more of records evidencing a State judicial or executive 
determination are sent to the FBI to support implementation of the 
National Instant Criminal Background Check System; and
Pages H7367-68
  The Jackson-Lee amendment was offered, but subsequently withdrawn, 
that sought to establish new provisions cited as the Hate Crimes 
Prevention Act.
Pages H7373-75
Late Report: The Commerce Committee received permission to have until 
midnight on September 7,

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1999 to file reports on H.R. 1714, H.R. 1858, H.R. 486, H.R. 2130, and 
H.R. 2506.
  Page H7413
VA, HUD Appropriations: The House agreed to H. Res. 275, the rule 
providing for consideration of H.R. 2684, making appropriations for the 
Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and 
for sundry independent agencies, boards, commissions, corporations, and 
offices for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000. Agreed to order 
the previous question by yea and nay vote of 217 yeas to 208 nays, Roll 
No. 388.
  Pages H7413-25
Legislative Branch Appropriations: The House agreed to the conference 
report on H.R. 1905, making appropriations for the Legislative Branch 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000 by a yea and nay vote of 
367 yeas to 49 nays, Roll No. 389.
  Pages H7425-31
  Earlier, agreed that it be in order to consider the conference 
report, that it be considered as read, that all points of order be 
waived; and that the previous question be ordered to final adoption 
without intervening motion except 20 minutes of debate, equally divided 
and controlled and one motion to recommit.
Page H7413
Committee Resignations: Read a letter from Representative Clyburn 
wherein he resigns from the Committee on Appropriations and read a 
letter from Representative Ackerman wherein he resigns from the 
Committee on Banking and Financial Services.
  Page H7432
Committee Election: The House agreed to H. Res. 277 electing 
Representative Forbes to the Committees on Appropriations and Banking 
and Financial Services.
  Page H7432
Water Resources Development Act: House agreed to the conference report 
on S. 507, to provide for the conservation and development of water and 
related resources, to authorize the Secretary of the Army to construct 
various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors of the United 
States--clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages H7432-33
Technical Corrections to Water Resources Development Act: The House 
passed H.R. 2724, to make technical corrections to the Water Resources 
Development Act.
  Pages H7433-34
Extension of Aviation Programs: The House passed S. 1467, to extend the 
funding levels for aviation programs for 60 days. Subsequently, agreed 
to strike all after the enacting clause and insert the text of H.R. 
1000, a similar House-passed bill. Agreed to amend the title. 
                                                         Pages H7434-59
  The House then agreed to insist on its amendments to S. 1467 and ask 
for a conference. Appointed as conferees: From the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure for consideration of the Senate bill 
and the House amendment and modifications committed to conference: 
Representatives Shuster, Young of Alaska, Petri, Duncan, Ewing, Horn, 
Quinn, Ehlers, Bass, Pease, Sweeney, Oberstar, Rahall, Lipinski, 
DeFazio, Costello, Danner, E.B. Johnson of Texas, Millender-McDonald, 
and Boswell. From the Committee on the Budget for consideration of 
titles IX and X of the House amendment, and modifications committed to 
conference: Representatives Chambliss, Shays, and Spratt. From the 
Committee on Ways and Means for consideration of title XI of the House 
amendment and modifications committed to conference: Representatives 
Nussle, Hulshof, and Rangel.
Pages H7459-60
Permission for Temporary Construction on the Capitol Grounds: The House 
agreed to the Senate amendment to H. Con. Res. 167, authorizing the 
Architect of the Capitol to permit temporary construction and other 
work on the Capitol Grounds that may be necessary for construction of a 
building on Constitution Avenue Northwest, between 2nd Street Northwest 
and Louisiana Avenue Northwest.
  Page H7460
International Religious Freedom Act: The House passed S. 1546, to amend 
the International Religious Act of 1998 to provide additional 
administrative authorities to the United States Commission on 
International Religious Freedom, and to make technical corrections to 
that Act--clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages H7460-62
Veteran Owned Small Business: The House agreed to the Senate amendments 
to H.R. 1568, to provide technical, financial, and procurement 
assistance to veteran owned small businesses--clearing the measure for 
the President.
  Pages H7462-67
Tobacco Production and Marketing Information: The House passed S. 1543, 
to amend the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 to release and protect 
the release of tobacco production and marketing information--clearing 
the measure for the President.
  Pages H7467-68
Summer District Work Period: The House agreed to S. Con. Res. 51, 
providing for a conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate and a 
conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives.
  Pages H7468
Speaker pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he 
designated Representative Morella or, if not available, Representative 
Wolf to act as Speaker pro tempore to sign enrolled bills and joint 
resolutions through September 8.
  Page H7468
Resignations--Appointments: Agreed that notwithstanding any adjournment 
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Wednesday, September 8, 1999, the Speaker, Majority Leader, and 
Minority Leader were authorized to accept resignations and to make 
appointments authorized by law or by the House.
  Page H7468
Calendar Wednesday: Agreed to dispense with the Calendar Wednesday 
business of Wednesday, September 8.
  Page H7468
Presidential Message--Legislative Proposal: Read a letter from the 
President wherein he transmitted a legislative proposal entitled 
``Central American and Haitian Parity Act of 1999--referred to the 
Committee on the Judiciary and ordered printed H. Doc. 106-114. 
                                                             Page H7468
Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate appear on pages 
H7252, H7356-57, H7413, and H7431.
Referral: S. 695 was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. 
                                                             Page H7868
Amendments Ordered Printed: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the 
rule appear on pages H7887-88.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Seven yea and nay votes and seven recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages 
H7251-52, H7260, H7275, H7275-76, H7333-34, H7376-77, H7377-78, H7378, 
H7378-79, H7379, H7383, H7384, H7425, and H7431. There were no quorum 
calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10:00 a.m. and pursuant to the provisions 
of S. Con. Res. 51, adjourned at 12:13 a.m. on Friday, August 6 until 
10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 8.


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FOOD STAMP PROGRAM--REVIEW OPERATIONS
Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, 
Nutrition, and Forestry held a hearing to review the operations of the Food 
Stamp Program. Testimony was heard from Shirley Watkins, Under Secretary, 
Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, USDA; Clarence H. Carter, 
Commissioner, Department of Social Services, State of Virginia; Douglas E. 
Howard, Director, Family Independence Agency, State of Michigan; Lynda G. 
Fox, Secretary, Department of Human Resources, State of Maryland; Melba L. 
Price, Associate Director, Department of Social Services, State of Missouri; 
and public witnesses.
U.S. FUTURE EXCHANGES--REGULATORY RELIEF
Committee on Agriculture: Subcommittee on Risk Management, Research, and 
Specialty Crops held a hearing to review regulatory relief for U.S. futures 
exchanges. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Commodity 
Futures Trading Commission: David D. Spears, Acting Chairman; Barbara 
Pedeson Holum, James E. Newsome and Thomas J. Erickson, all Commissioners; 
and public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Commerce: Ordered reported, amended, the following bills: H.R. 
1714, Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce; H.R. 1858, 
Consumer and Investor Access to Information Act of 1999; H.R. 486, Community 
Broadcasters Protection of 1999; H.R. 2130, Hillory J. Farias Date-Rape 
Prevention Drug Act of 1999; and H.R. 2506, Health and Research and Quality 
Act of 1999.
CAMPAIGN FINANCE FIGURES
Committee on Government Reform: Held a hearing on ``White House Insider Mark 
Middleton: His Ties to John Huang, Charlie Trie, and Other Campaign Finance 
Figures''. In refusing to give testimony, Mark Middleton invoked Fifth 
Amendment privileges.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime held a hearing on the 
following bills: H.R. 2558, Prison Industries Reform Act of 1999; and H.R. 
2551, Federal Prison Industries Competition in Contracting Act of 1999. 
Testimony was heard from Representative Hoekstra; Kathleen M. Hawk Sawyer, 
Director, Bureau of Prisons, Department of Justice; Reginald A. Wilkson, 
Director, Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, State of Ohio; and 
public witnesses.
OVERSIGHT
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims held an 
oversight hearing on the H-1B Temporary Professional Worker Visa Program. 
Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF LEASING--LANDS OFFSHORE FLORIDA
Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a 
hearing on H.R. 33, imposing certain restrictions and requirements on the 
leasing under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act of lands offshore 
Florida. Testimony was heard from Representative Goss; Walt Rosenbusch, 
Director, Minerals Management Service, Department of the Interior; Jay 
Hakes, Administrator, Energy Information Administration, Department of 
Energy; Mike Joyner, Director, Legislative and Governmental Affairs, State 
of Florida; and a public witness.
COASTAL COMMUNITY CONSERVATION ACT
Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and 
Oceans approved for full Committee action, amended, H.R. 2669, Coastal 
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MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands 
approved for full Committee action the following bills: H.R. 20, Upper 
Delaware Scenic and Recreational River Mongaup Visitor Center Act of 1999; 
H.R. 748, amended, to amend the Act that established the Keweenaw National 
Historical Park to require the Secretary of the Interior to consider 
nominees of various local interests in appointing members of the Keweenaw 
National Historical Parks Advisory Commission; H.R. 1615, Lamprey Wild and 
Scenic River Extension Act; H.R. 1665, amended, to allow the National Park 
Service to acquire certain land for addition to the Wilderness Battlefield 
in Virginia, as previously authorized by law, by purchase or exchange as 
well as by donation; H.R. 2140, amended, to improve protection and 
management of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in the State 
of Georgia; and H.R. 2339, National Discovery Trails Act of 1999.
BIPARTISAN CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM ACT
Committee on Rules: Granted by voice vote, a structured rule providing one 
hour of general debate on H.R. 417, Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act 
of 1999 divided equally between the chairman and ranking minority member of 
the Committee on House Administration. The rule makes in order only those 
amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. The rule provides that 
amendments made in order may be offered only in the order printed in the 
report, may be offered only by a Member designated in this report, shall be 
considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in this report 
equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, and shall 
not be subject to amendment. The rule also waives all points of order 
against the amendments printed in the report except that the adoption of an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute shall constitute the conclusion of 
consideration of the bill for amendment. The rule permits the Chairman of 
the Committee of the Whole to postpone votes during consideration of the 
bill, and to reduce voting time to five minutes on a postponed question if 
the vote follows a fifteen minute vote. Finally, the rule provides one 
motion to recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was heard from 
Chairmen Thomas and Goodling; Representatives Ewing, Shays, Hutchinson, 
Shaw, Calvert, Brady of Texas, Wamp, Hoyer, Davis of Florida. Meehan and 
Levin.
CONFERENCE REPORT--WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT ACT
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a rule waiving all points of 
order against the conference report to accompany S. 507, Water Resources 
Development Act of 1999, and against its consideration. The rule provides 
that the conference report shall be considered as read. Testimony was heard 
from Representative Boehlert.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Ordered reported the 
following measures: H.R. 2681, Rail Passenger Disaster Family Assistance 
Act; H.R. 2679, Motor Carrier Safety Act of 1999; H. Con. Res. 171, 
congratulating the American Public Transit Association for 25 years of 
commendable service to the transit industry and the Nation; and H.R. 1300, 
amended, Recycle America's Land Act of 1999.
  The Committee also approved the following: 1 lease resolution; 1 repair 
and alteration resolution; and Corps of Engineers Survey resolutions.
U.S. NEGOTIATING OBJECTIVES--WTO SEATTLE MINISTERIAL MEETING
Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Trade held a hearing on United 
States Negotiating Objectives for the WTO Seattle Ministerial Meeting. 
Testimony was heard from Representatives Weller, Becerra, Regula and Miller 
of Florida; Susan G, Esserman, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative; Sheldon R. 
Jones, Director, Department of Agriculture, State of Arizona; and public 
witnesses.
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                         COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR

                         FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 1999

          (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  No meetings/hearings scheduled.


                                  House

  Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug 
Policy and Human Resources, hearing on the Narcotics Threat from 
Colombia, 9 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.


                             Joint Meetings

  Joint Economic Committee: to hold hearings on the employment and 
unemployment situation for July, 9:30 a.m., 2212 Rayburn Building.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                    12 noon, Wednesday, September 8

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Wednesday: After the transaction of any morning business 
(not to extend beyond 1 p.m.), Senate will resume consideration of H.R. 
2466, Department of the Interior Appropriations.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                    10 a.m., Wednesday, September 8

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Wednesday: To be announced.
    
    
    
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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Aderholt, Robert B., Ala., E1797
Baldwin, Tammy, Wisc., E1762
Barcia, James A., Mich., E1767, E1770
Bentsen, Ken, Tex., E1793
Berman, Howard L., Calif., E1797
Biggert, Judy, Ill., E1761, E1763, E1765, E1766
Brady, Robert A., Pa., E1766
Coble, Howard, N.C., E1788
Costello, Jerry F., Ill., E1770
Coyne, William J., Pa., E1793
Cummings, Elijah E., Md., E1786
Cunningham, Randy ``Duke'', Calif., E1762
Deutsch, Peter, Fla., E1766
Dicks, Norman D., Wash., E1771
Dingell, John D., Mich., E1796
Filner, Bob, Calif., E1784
Frank, Barney, Mass., E1776
Goode, Virgil H., Jr., Va., E1765
Hall, Tony P., Ohio, E1775
Holt, Rush D., N.J., E1782, E1785
Houghton, Amo, N.Y., E1763
Jackson-Lee, Sheila, Tex., E1788
Jones, Stephanie Tubbs, Ohio, E1782
Kaptur, Marcy, Ohio, E1783
Kelly, Sue W., N.Y., E1768
LaFalce, John J., N.Y., E1769, E1795, E1798
Lee, Barbara, Calif., E1772
Lipinski, William O., Ill., E1770
Lucas, Ken, Ky., E1798
Luther, Bill, Minn., E1796
McCarthy, Carolyn, N.Y., E1781
McCarthy, Karen, Mo., E1777, E1779
McCollum, Bill, Fla., E1783
McDermott, Jim, Wash., E1763
McGovern, James P., Mass., E1786
McInnis, Scott, Colo., E1767
Markey, Edward J., Mass., E1775
Mica, John L., Fla., E1784
Miller, Gary G., Calif., E1779, E1781
Mink, Patsy T., Hawaii, E1765
Moakley, John Joseph, Mass., E1765
Moran, Jerry, Kans., E1766
Morella, Constance A., Md., E1779, E1785
Olver, John W., Mass., E1765
Oxley, Michael G., Ohio, E1768
Packard, Ron, Calif., E1799
Pallone, Frank, Jr., N.J., E1767, E1777, E1779
Pelosi, Nancy, Calif., E1764
Pickering, Charles W. ``Chip'', Miss., E1775, E1784
Pitts, Joseph R., Pa., E1794
Pomeroy, Earl, N.D., E1782
Rangel, Charles B., N.Y., E1761
Sandlin, Max, Tex., E1782
Schakowsky, Janice D., Ill., E1794
Sherman, Brad, Calif., E1797
Skelton, Ike, Mo., E1763
Smith, Christopher H., N.J., E1799
Spratt, John M., Jr., S.C., E1794
Stark, Fortney Pete, Calif., E1799
Stump, Bob, Ariz., E1780
Tanner, John S., Tenn., E1778, E1784
Thompson, Mike, Calif., E1781
Towns, Edolphus, N.Y., E1767, E1787
Traficant, James A., Jr., Ohio, E1762, E1797
Udall, Mark, Colo., E1778, E1780
Vento, Bruce F., Minn., E1798
Weller, Jerry, Ill., E1773
Weygand, Robert A., R.I., E1764 


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