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                                           Monday, November 8, 1999

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S14231-S14337
Measures Introduced: Eight bills and four resolutions were introduced, 
as follows: S. 1877-1884, S. Res. 223-225, and S. Con. Res. 71. 
                                                            Page S14287
Measures Reported: Reports were made as follows:
  S. 964, to provide for equitable compensation for the Cheyenne River 
Sioux Tribe, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. 
No. 106-217)
  S. 1707, to amend the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) 
to provide that certain designated Federal entities shall be 
establishments under such Act, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute. (S. Rept. No. 106-218)
  S. 1508, to provide technical and legal assistance for tribal justice 
systems and members of Indian tribes, with an amendment in the nature 
of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 106-219)
  S. 1453, to facilitate relief efforts and a comprehensive solution to 
the war in Sudan, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  S. 1516, to amend title III of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless 
Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11331 et seq.) to reauthorize the Federal 
Emergency Management Food and Shelter Program.
  S. 1877, to amend the Federal Report Elimination and Sunset Act of 
1995.
Page S14286
Measures Passed:
  10th Anniversary of Historic Events in Central/Eastern Europe: Senate 
passed S. Con. Res. 68, expressing the sense of Congress on the 
occasion of the 10th anniversary of historic events in Central and 
Eastern Europe, particularly the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia, 
and reaffirming the bonds of friendship and cooperation between the 
United States and the Czech and Slovak Republics.
  Pages S14308-09
  Immigration and Nationality Act Amendment: Senate passed H.R. 3061, 
to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to extend for an 
additional 2 years the period for admission of an alien as a 
nonimmigrant under section 101(a)(15)(S) of such Act, and to authorize 
appropriations for the refugee assistance program under chapter 2 of 
title IV of the Immigration and Nationality Act, clearing the measure 
for the President.
  Page S14309
  Equality for Israel at the United Nations Act: Senate passed S. 923, 
to promote full equality at the United Nations for Israel. 
                                                        Pages S14309-10
  Water Resources Development Act Technical Corrections: Senate passed 
H.R. 2724, to make technical corrections to the Water Resources 
Development Act of 1999, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the 
nature of a substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto: 
                                                        Pages S14310-11
  Grassley (for Warner/Chafee/Reed) Amendment No. 2773, to make certain 
improvements.
Pages S14310-11
  Arctic Tundra Habitat Emergency Conservation Act: Senate passed H.R. 
2454, to assure the long-term conservation of mid-continent light geese 
and the biological diversity of the ecosystem upon which many North 
American migratory birds depend, by directing the Secretary of the 
Interior to implement rules to reduce the overabundant population of 
mid-continent light geese, after agreeing to committee amendments, and 
the following amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S14311-13
  Grassley (for Abraham) Amendment No. 2774, to assure the long-term 
conservation of mid-continent light geese.
Pages S14312-13
  Coastal Barrier Resources System: Senate passed S. 1398, to clarify 
certain boundaries on maps relating to the Coastal Barrier Resources 
System, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a 
substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto:
  Page S14313
  Grassley (for Smith of New Hampshire) Amendment No. 2775, to make 
technical corrections.
Page S14313
  Cost of Living Adjustment for Administrative Law Judges: Senate 
passed H.R. 915, to authorize a cost of living adjustment in the pay of 
administrative law judges, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                            Page S14313

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  Honoring Civil Defense and Emergency Management Workers: Senate 
passed H.R. 348, to authorize the construction of a monument to honor 
those who have served the Nation's civil defense and emergency 
management programs, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                            Page S14313
  Disabilities Assistance: Senate passed S. 1809, to improve service 
systems for individuals with developmental disabilities, after agreeing 
to a committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                        Pages S14313-33
  Recognizing Disaster Assistance Response of Certain Organizations: 
Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 30, recognizing the sacrifice and 
dedication of members of America's non-governmental organizations and 
private volunteer organizations throughout their history and 
specifically in answer to their courageous response to recent disasters 
in Central America and Kosovo.
  Pages S14333-34
  Peru Judicial/Electoral Institutions: Senate agreed to S. Res. 209, 
expressing concern over interference with freedom of the press and the 
independence of judicial and electoral institutions in Peru. 
                                                            Page S14334
  U.S./NATO Policy: Senate agreed to S. Res. 208, expressing the sense 
of the Senate regarding United States policy toward the North Atlantic 
Treaty Organization and the European Union, in light of the Alliance's 
April 1999 Washington Summit and the European Union's June 1999 Cologne 
Summit, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto: 
                                                        Pages S14334-35
  Grassley (for Levin) Amendment No. 2776, to make certain technical 
amendments.
Pages S14334-35
Bankruptcy Reform Act: Senate resumed consideration of S. 625, to amend 
title 11, United States Code, agreeing to committee amendments by 
unanimous consent, taking action on the following amendments proposed 
thereto:
  Pages S14244-80
Adopted:
  By 94 yeas to 0 nays, 1 responding present (Vote No. 355), Grassley 
Modified Amendment No. 1730, to amend title 11, United States Code, to 
provide for health care and employee benefits. 
                                                Pages S14244, S14266-67
  Pending:
  Kohl Amendment No. 2516, to limit the value of certain real or 
personal property a debtor may elect to exempt under State or local 
law.
Page S14244
  Sessions Amendment No. 2518 (to Amendment No. 2516), to limit the 
value of certain real or personal property a debtor may elect to exempt 
under State or local law.
Page S14244
  Feingold (for Durbin) Amendment No. 2521, to discourage predatory 
lending practices.
Page S14244
  Feingold Amendment No. 2522, to provide for the expenses of long term 
care.
Page S14244
  Hatch/Torricelli Amendment No. 1729, to provide for domestic support 
obligations.
Page S14244
  Leahy/Murray/Feinstein Amendment No. 2528, to ensure additional 
expenses and income adjustments associated with protection of the 
debtor and the debtor's family from domestic violence are included in 
the debtor's monthly expenses.
Page S14244
  Leahy Amendment No. 2529, to save United States taxpayers $24,000,000 
by eliminating the blanket mandate relating to the filing of tax 
returns.
Page S14244
  Wellstone Amendment No. 2537, to disallow claims of certain insured 
depository institutions.
Page S14249
  Wellstone Amendment No. 2538, with respect to the disallowance of 
certain claims and to prohibit certain coercive debt collection 
practices.
Page S14249
  Kennedy Amendment No. 2751, to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 
1938 to increase the Federal minimum wage.
Pages S14250-61
  Domenici Amendment No. 2547, to increase the Federal minimum wage and 
protect small business.
Pages S14261-80
  Feinstein Amendment No. 1696, to limit the amount of credit extended 
under an open end consumer credit plan to persons under the age of 21. 
                                                            Page S14262
  Feinstein Amendment No. 2755, to discourage indiscriminate extensions 
of credit and resulting consumer insolvency.
Page S14262
  Schumer/Durbin Amendment No. 2759, with respect to national standards 
and homeowner home maintenance costs.
Pages S14276-77
  Schumer/Durbin Amendment No. 2762, to modify the means test relating 
to safe harbor provisions.
Pages S14276-77
  Schumer Amendment No. 2763, to ensure that debts incurred as a result 
of clinic violence are nondischargeable.
Pages S14276-77
  Schumer Amendment No. 2764, to provide for greater accuracy in 
certain means testing.
Pages S14276-77
  Schumer Amendment No. 2765, to include certain dislocated workers' 
expenses in the debtor's monthly expenses.
Pages S14276-77
  Levin Amendment No. 2768, to prohibit certain retroactive finance 
charges.
Page S14280
  Levin Amendment No. 2772, to express the sense of the Senate 
concerning credit worthiness.
Page S14280

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  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the bill on Tuesday, November 9, 1999.
Page S14335
Messages From the President: Senate received the following messages 
from the President of the United States:
  Transmitting a report relative to the continuation of the National 
Emergency with respect to Iran; referred to the Committee on Foreign 
Relations. (PM-71).
Page S14285
  Transmitting a periodic report relative to the National Emergency 
with respect to Sudan; referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. 
(PM-72).
Page S14285
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Carol Jones Carmody, of Louisiana, to be a Member of the National 
Transportation Safety Board for a term expiring December 31, 2004.
  Donald W. Horton, of Maryland, to be United States Marshal for the 
District of Columbia for the term of four years.
Page S14337
Messages From the President:
  Page S14285
Messages From the House:
  Pages S14285-86
Communications:
  Page S14286
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Pages S14286-87
Statements on Introduced Bills:
  Pages S14287-97
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S14297-98
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S14300-05
Authority for Committees:
  Pages S14305-06
Additional Statements:
  Pages S14306-08
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--355) 
                                                            Page S14267
Adjournment: Senate convened at 12 noon, and adjourned at 8:16 p.m., 
until 9:30 a.m., on Tuesday, November 9, 1999. (For Senate's program, 
see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
S14335.)


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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY MERGERS
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee held 
hearings to examine the impact of mergers on market competition in the 
telecommunications industry, receiving testimony from William E. 
Kennard, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission; Robert Pitofsky, 
Chairman, Federal Trade Commission; Scott C. Cleland, Legg Mason 
Precursor Group, Gene Kimmelman, Consumers Union, Paul Glenchur, 
Charles Schwab Washington Research Group, and John Sidgemore, MCI 
WorldCom, all of Washington, D.C.; and Mike McTighe, Cable and 
Wireless, Vienna, Virginia.
  Hearings recessed subject to call.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Finance: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
nomination of William A. Halter, of Arkansas, to be Deputy Commissioner 
of the Social Security Administration.
  Also, Committee approved the appointment of Senator Coverdell to 
become a member of the Committee, and to be Chairman of the 
Subcommittee on Health Care. In addition, Senator Coverdell will be a 
member of the Subcommittee on International Trade, the Subcommittee on 
Long-Term Growth and Debt Reduction, and the Subcommittee on Social 
Security and Family Policy
BABY BOOM GENERATION
Special Committee on Aging: Committee concluded hearings to examine the 
political, social, and economic challenges that may face the United 
States as the baby boomer generation approach retirement, after 
receiving testimony from Ken Dychtwald, Age Wave, Emeryville, 
California; Fernando M. Torres-Gil, UCLA Center for Policy Research on 
Aging, Los Angeles, California; Peter G. Peterson, Blackstone Group, 
New York, New York, on behalf of the Concord Coalition; and Tipper 
Gore, Washington, D.C.


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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Bills Introduced: 16 public bills, H.R. 3244-3259; and 2 resolutions, 
H.J. Res. 76 and H. Res. 363, were introduced.
  Pages H11702-03
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  Filed on Nov. 5, H.R. 3172, to amend the welfare-to-work program and 
modify the welfare-to-work performance bonus, amended (H. Rept. 106-
456, Pt. 1);
  Filed on Nov. 5, Conference report on H.R. 1555, to authorize 
appropriations for fiscal year 2000 for intelligence and intelligence-
related activities of the United States Government, the Community 
Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and 
Disability System (H. Rept. 106-457);
  H.R. 3002, to provide for the continued preparation of certain useful 
reports concerning public lands, Native Americans, fisheries, wildlife, 
insular areas, and other natural resources-related matters, and to 
repeal provisions of law regarding terminated reporting requirements 
concerning such matters (H. Rept. 106-458);
  H.R. 2336, to amend title 28, United States Code, to provide for 
appointment of United States marshals by the Attorney General, amended 
(H. Rept. 106-459);
  H. Res. 364, waiving points of order against the conference report to 
accompany H.R. 1555, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2000 
for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United 
States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central 
Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System (H. Rept. 106-
460);
  H. Res. 365, providing for consideration of H.J. Res. 76, waiving 
certain enrollment requirements for the remainder of the first session 
of the One Hundred Sixth Congress with respect to any bill or joint 
resolution making general appropriations or continuing appropriations 
for fiscal year 2000 (H. Rept. 106-461);
  H. Res. 366, providing for consideration of H.R. 1714, to facilitate 
the use of electronic records and signatures in interstate or foreign 
commerce (H. Rept. 106-462); and
  H. Res. 367, providing for consideration of H.R. 3073, to amend part 
A of title IV of the Social Security Act to provide for grants for 
projects designed to promote responsible fatherhood (H. Rept. 106-463).
                                                        Pages H11701-02
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he 
designated Representative Biggert to act as Speaker pro Tempore for 
today.
  Page H11648
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Rev. John 
Mudd of Washington, D.C.
  Page H11649
Recess: The House recessed at 12:36 p.m. and reconvened at 2:00 p.m. 
                                                            Page H11648
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act: H.R. 1832, amended, to reform unfair 
and anticompetitive practices in the professional boxing industry; 
                                                        Pages H11649-54
  Emigrant Wilderness Preservation: H.R. 359, amended, to clarify the 
intent of Congress in Public Law 93-632 to require the Secretary of 
Agriculture to continue to provide for the maintenance and operation of 
18 concrete dams and weirs that were located in the Emigrant Wilderness 
at the time the wilderness area was designated in that Public Law. 
Agreed to amend the title;
  Pages H11657-59
  Resources Reports Restoration: H.R. 3002, to provide for the 
continued preparation of certain useful reports concerning public 
lands, Native Americans, fisheries, wildlife, insular areas, and other 
natural resources-related matters, and to repeal provisions of law 
regarding terminated reporting requirements concerning such matters; 
                                                        Pages H11659-63
  San Luis Central Valley California Water Transfers: H.R. 3077, 
amended, to amend the Act that authorized construction of the San Luis 
Unit of the Central Valley Project, California, to facilitate water 
transfers in the Central Valley Project;
  Pages H11663-64
  Designating the Joseph Ileto Post Office: H.R. 3189, to designate the 
United States post office located at 14071 Peyton Drive in Chino Hills, 
California, as the ``Joseph Ileto Post Office'';
  Pages H11666-68
  Designating the Thomas J. Brown Post Office Building: H.R. 2307, to 
designate the building of the United States Postal Service located at 5 
Cedar Street in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, as the ``Thomas J. Brown Post 
Office Building'';
  Pages H11668-70
  Honoring Shoeless Joe Jackson: H. Res. 269, expressing the sense of 
the House of Representatives that Joseph Jefferson ``Shoeless Joe'' 
Jackson should

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be appropriately honored for his outstanding baseball accomplishments; 
                                                        Pages H11673-75
  Honoring Kidney Donors: H. Res. 94, recognizing the generous 
contribution made by each living person who has donated a kidney to 
save a life (agreed to by a yea and nay vote of 382 yeas with none 
voting ``nay,'' Roll No. 574);
  Pages H11654-57, H11676
  Government Ethics: H.R. 2904, amended, to amend the Ethics in 
Government Act of 1978 to reauthorize funding for the Office of 
Government Ethics (passed by a yea and nay vote of 386 yeas to 1 nay, 
Roll No. 575); and
  Pages H11664-66, H11676-77
  Honoring the Late Payne Stewart and Expressing Condolences: H. Res. 
344, recognizing and honoring Payne Stewart and expressing the 
condolences of the House of Representatives to his family on his death 
and to the families of those who died with him (agreed to by a yea and 
nay vote of 389 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 576). 
                                             Pages H11670-73, H11677-78
Recess: The House recessed at 4:24 p.m. and reconvened at 6:00 p.m. 
                                                            Page H11675
Veterans Millennium Health Care: The House disagreed to the Senate 
amendment to H.R. 2116, to amend title 38, United States Code, to 
establish a program of extended care services for veterans and to make 
other improvements in health care programs of the Department of 
Veterans Affairs, and agreed to a conference. Appointed as conferees 
Chairman Stump and Representatives Smith of New Jersey, Quinn, Stearns, 
Evans, Brown of Florida, and Doyle.
  Page H11678
Recess: The House recessed at 9:54 p.m. and reconvened at 11:18 p.m. 
                                                            Page H11700
Senate Messages: Message received from the Senate appears on page 
H11648.
Referrals: S. 1346 was referred to the Committee on Small Business and 
S. 1418 and S. 1769 were referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. 
                                                            Page H11700
Amendments: Amendments printed pursuant to the rule appear on pages 
H11703-05.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea and nay votes developed during the 
proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H11676, H11676-77, 
and H11677-78. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 12:30 p.m. and adjourned at 11:20 p.m.


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Committee Meetings
SUBPOENA--DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY--RELATED DOCUMENTS
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Military Procurement met 
and considered a subpoena for Department of Energy-related documents.
FATHERS COUNT ACT
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a structured rule on H.R. 
3073, Fathers Count Act of 1999, waiving all points of order against 
consideration of the bill. The rule provides 90 minutes of general 
debate, with 60 minutes equally divided between the chairman and 
ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means and 30 
minutes equally divided between the chairman and ranking minority 
member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce. The rule makes 
in order as an original bill for the purpose of amendment the amendment 
in the nature of a substitute printed in the Congressional Record and 
numbered 1, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the report 
of the Committee on Rules accompanying the resolution. The rule waives 
all points of order against consideration of the amendment in the 
nature of a substitute, as modified. The rule makes in order only those 
amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report accompanying 
the resolution. 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 the report, shall be considered as read, shall 
be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and 
controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to 
amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the 
question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. The rule waives 
all points of order against the amendments printed in the report. 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 Representatives Johnson 
of Connecticut, English, Goodling, McKeon, Cardin, Martinez, Mink of 
Hawaii, Scott, Woolsey, Edwards, and Maloney of New York
ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES IN GLOBAL AND NATIONAL COMMERCE ACT
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a structured rule on H.R. 
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Global and National Commerce Act, providing one hour of general debate 
equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority 
member of the Committee on Commerce. The rule makes in order as an 
original bill for the purpose of amendment the amendment in the nature 
of a substitute printed in the Congressional Record and numbered 1. The 
rule provides for consideration of only those amendments printed in the 
Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution. The rule provides 
that those amendments may be offered only in the order printed in the 
report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall 
be considered as read, shall not be subject to a demand for a division 
of the question, shall be debatable for the time specified in the 
report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent 
and shall not be subject to amendment. The rule allows 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 Chairman Bliley and Representatives Dingell, Eshoo, 
Conyers, Lofgren, Vento, and Inslee.
CONFERENCE REPORT--INTELLIGENCE AUTHORIZATION ACT
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a rule waiving all points 
of order against the conference report to accompany H.R. 1555, 
Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000, and against its 
consideration. The rule provides that the conference report shall be 
considered as read. Finally, the rule provides that House Resolution 
342 is laid on the table. Testimony was heard from Representative Goss.
WAIVING ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR REMAINDER OF THE FIRST SESSION OF 
THE 106TH CONGRESS
Committee on Rules: Committee granted, by voice vote, a closed rule on 
H.J. Res. 76, waiving Enrollment Requirements for the Remainder of the 
First Session of the 106th Congress, providing one hour of debate in 
the House equally divided and controlled by the Majority Leader and the 
Minority Leader or their designees. Finally, the rule provides one 
motion to recommit with or without instructions.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Water 
Resources and Environment approved for full Committee action the 
following bills: H.R. 728, amended, Small Watershed Rehabilitation 
Amendments of 1999; H.R. 1775, amended, to catalyze restoration of 
estuary habitat through more efficient financing of projects and 
enhanced coordination of Federal and non-Federal restoration programs; 
and H.R. 3039, to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to 
assist in the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay.

Joint Meetings
VETERANS' MILLENNIUM HEALTH CARE ACT
Conferees met to resolve the differences between the Senate and House 
passed versions of H.R. 2116, to amend title 38, United States Code, to 
establish a program of extended care services for veterans and to make 
other improvements in health care programs of the Department of 
Veterans Affairs, but did not complete action thereon, and will meet 
again tomorrow.


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                             NEW PUBLIC LAWS

     (For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D1268)
   H.J. Res. 75, making further continuing appropriations for the 
fiscal year 2000. Signed November 5, 1999. (P.L. 106-88)


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 1999-11-09

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                    COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY,

                            NOVEMBER 9, 1999

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: business meeting 
to consider the nomination of Gregory A. Baer, of Virginia, to be an 
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury; and the nomination of Susan M. 
Wachter, of Pennsylvania, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing 
and Urban Development, 10:30 a.m., S-214, Capitol.
  Committee on Governmental Affairs: Permanent Subcommittee on 
Investigations, to hold hearings to examine the vulnerabilities of 
United States private banks to money laundering, 9:30 a.m., SD-628.


                                 House

  Committee on Banking and Financial Services, to mark up H.R. 21, 
Homeowners' Insurance Availability Act of 1999, 10 a.m., 2128 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations, hearing on Medicaid Fraud and Abuse: Assessing State 
and Federal Responses, 10:30 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.
  Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security, 
Veterans' Affairs and International Relations, hearing on Force 
Protection: Improving Safeguards for Administration of 
Investigational New Drugs to Members of the Armed Forces, 10 a.m., 
2154 Rayburn.

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  Committee on International Relations, hearing on U.S. Policy 
Toward Haiti, 10 a.m., and to mark up the following bills: H.R. 
1356, Freedom From Sexual Trafficking Act of 1999; and H.R. 1095, 
Debt Relief for Poverty Reduction Act of 1999, 3:30 p.m., 2172 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on 
Economic Development, Public Buildings, Hazardous Materials and 
Pipeline Transportation, to mark up the following: GSA's Fiscal Year 
2000 leasing program; 2 11(b) resolutions; and H.R. 809, Federal 
Protective Service Reform Act of 1999, 10 a.m., 2253 Rayburn.
  Committee on Ways and Means, hearing on the Administration's new 
Social Security plan, 10 a.m., and to mark up H.R. 3081, Wage and 
Employment Growth Act of 1999, 2:30 p.m., 1100 Longworth.
  Subcommittee on Oversight, hearing on the penalty and interest 
provisions in the Internal Revenue Code, 3 p.m., B-318 Rayburn.


                             Joint Meetings

  Conference: meeting of conferees on H.R. 2415, to enhance security 
of United States missions and personnel overseas, to authorize 
appropriations for the Department of State for fiscal year 2000, 
2:15 p.m., S-116, Capitol.
  Conference: meeting of conferees on H.R. 2116, to amend title 38, 
United States Code, to enhance programs providing health care, 
education, memorial, and other benefits for veterans, to authorize 
major medical facility projects for the Department of Veterans 
Affairs, 5:30 p.m., Room to be announced.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                     9:30 a.m., Tuesday, November 9

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Tuesday: Senate will continue consideration of S. 625, 
Bankruptcy Reform, with votes on certain pending amendments to occur at 
10:30 a.m.
  (Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. for their 
respective party conferences.)

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                      9 a.m., Tuesday, November 9

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Tuesday: Consideration of the Conference Report on H.R. 
1555, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 Conference 
Report (rule waiving points of order);
  Consideration of 6 Suspensions:
  (1) H.R. 2879, placing a plaque at the Lincoln Memorial to 
commemorate the Martin Luther King, Jr. ``I Have A Dream'' speech;
  (2) H.R. 3090, Restoration of Certain Lands to Elim Native 
Corporation;
  (3) H.R. 1444, Army Corps of Engineers Aquatic Resources Restoration 
Projects in Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho and California;
  (4) H. Res. 350, Trafficking of Baby Body Parts for Profit;
  (5) H.R. 2280, Veterans Benefits Improvement Act of 1999; and
  (6) H. Con. Res.    , Reauthorizing the Printing of Publications.
  Consideration of H.R. 3073, Fathers Count Act of 1999 (structured 
rule, 90 minutes of debate);
  Consideration of H.R. 1714, Electronic Signatures in Global and 
National Commerce (structured rule, one hour of debate).
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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
            HOUSE
  
Archer, Bill, Tex., E2301
Berry, Marion, Ark., E2305
Bonior, David E., Mich., E2293
Burton, Dan, Ind., E2294
Christensen, Donna MC, The Virgin Islands, E2295
Costello, Jerry F., Ill., E2306
Cunningham, Randy ``Duke'', Calif., E2294
Davis, Danny K., Ill., E2305
Dingell, John D., Mich., E2302
Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E2306
Evans, Lane, Ill., E2307
Farr, Sam, Calif., E2307
Houghton, Amo, N.Y., E2298
Kilpatrick, Carolyn C., Mich., E2302
Kucinich, Dennis J., Ohio, E2303
LaFalce, John J., N.Y., E2308
Lantos, Tom, Calif., E2296, E2297, E2301, E2303
Lee, Barbara, Calif., E2300
Lewis, Jerry, Calif., E2298
Lowey, Nita M., N.Y., E2297
McIntyre, Mike, N.C., E2308
Nadler, Jerrold, N.Y., E2307
Neal, Richard E., Mass., E2300
Paul, Ron, Tex., E2297
Rush, Bobby L., Ill., E2305
Sandlin, Max, Tex., E2296
Stark, Fortney Pete, Calif., E2296, E2298
Stenholm, Charles W., Tex., E2293
Talent, James M., Mo., E2294
Udall, Mark, Colo., E2305
Wicker, Roger F., Miss., E2295, E2297
Young, Don, Alaska, E2301 


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