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                                          Friday, February 12, 1999

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HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate sitting as a Court of Impeachment adjudged President 
      Clinton not guilty as charged in Impeachment Articles I and II.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S1457-S1667
Measures Introduced: Four bills and thirteen resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 426-429, S. Res. 37-47, and S. Con. Res. 10-
11.
  Pages S1643-44
Measures Reported: Reports were made as follows:
  S. 257, to state the policy of the United States regarding the 
deployment of a missile defense capable of defending the territory of 
the United States against limited ballistic missile attack. (S. Rept. 
No. 106-4).
Page S1643
Measures Passed:
  Expressing Gratitude to the Chief Justice: Senate agreed to S. Res. 
37, to express gratitude for the service of the Chief Justice of the 
United States as Presiding Officer during the impeachment trial. 
                                                         Pages S1459-60
  Adjournment Resolution: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 27, providing 
for the adjournment of the Senate and House of Representatives. 
                                                             Page S1637
  Commending June Ellenoff O'Neill: Senate agreed to S. Res. 39, 
commending June Ellenoff O'Neill for her service to Congress and to the 
Nation.
  Page S1637
  Commending James L. Blum: Senate agreed to S. Res. 40, commending 
James L. Blum for his service to Congress and to the Nation. 
                                                         Pages S1637-38
  Expressing Gratitude to Francis L. Burk, Jr.: Senate agreed to S. 
Res. 41, expressing the gratitude of the United States Senate for the 
service of Francis L. Burk, Jr., Legislative Counsel of the United 
States Senate.
  Pages S1658-59
  Retirement of David G. Marcos: Senate agreed to S. Res. 42, relating 
to the retirement of David G. Marcos.
  Page S1659
  Retirement of Thomas G. Pellikaan: Senate agreed to S. Res. 43, 
relating to the retirement of Thomas G. Pellikaan.
  Pages S1659-60
  Use of the Rotunda of the Capitol: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 19, 
permitting the use of the Rotunda of the Capitol for a ceremony as part 
of the commemoration of the days of remembrance of victims of the 
Holocaust.
  Page S1660
  Senate Rules Waiver: Senate agreed to S. Res. 38, to waive the 
Standing Rules of the Senate in order to permit a resolution 
authorizing Senate committee expenditures for the period March 1, 1999 
through September 30, 1999.
  Page S1660
  Retirement of William D. Lackey: Senate agreed to S. Res. 46, 
relating to the retirement of William D. Lackey.
  Page S1667
Impeachment of President Clinton: The Senate, sitting as a Court of 
Impeachment, continued consideration of the articles of impeachment 
against William Jefferson Clinton, President of the United States, 
receiving further deliberations in closed session, and taking the 
following actions in open session:
  Pages S1457-60, S1462-S1637
  Article I, that in his conduct while President of the United States, 
William Jefferson Clinton, in violation of his constitutional oath 
faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, 
to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the 
Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his 
constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, 
has willfully corrupted and manipulated the judicial process of the 
United States for his personal gain and exoneration, impeding the 
administration of justice. (Vote No. 17) 45 guilty, 55 not guilty, two-
thirds of the Senators present not having pronounced him guilty, the 
Senate adjudges that William Jefferson Clinton, President of the United 
States, is not guilty as charged in this article.
Page S1458

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  Article II, that in his conduct while President of the United States, 
William Jefferson Clinton, in violation of his constitutional oath 
faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, 
to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the 
Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his 
constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, 
has prevented, obstructed, and impeded the administration of justice, 
and has to that end engaged personally, and through his subordinates 
and agents, in a course of conduct or scheme designed to delay, impede, 
cover up, and conceal the existence of evidence and testimony related 
to a Federal civil rights action brought against him in a duly 
instituted judicial proceeding. (Vote No. 18) 50 guilty, 50 not guilty, 
two-thirds of the Senators present, not having pronounced him guilty, 
the Senate adjudges that William Jefferson Clinton, President of the 
United States is not guilty as charged in this article. 
                                                         Pages S1458-59
Order Submitted by Senator Lott: Ordered, that the Secretary of the 
Senate be directed to communicate to the Secretary of State, as 
provided by Rule XXIII of the Rules of Procedure and Practice in the 
Senate When Sitting on Impeachment Trials, and also to the House of 
Representatives, the judgment of the Senate in the case of William 
Jefferson Clinton, and transmit a certified copy of the judgment to 
each.
  Page S1459
Admission of Affidavits--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was 
reached providing that the affidavits of Christopher Hitchens, Carol 
Blue, and R. Scott Armstrong be admitted into evidence in this 
proceeding and that the full written transcripts of the depositions 
taken pursuant to S. Res. 30, agreed to by the Senate on January 28, 
1999, be included in the public record of the trial.
  Page S1460
  The Court of Impeachment adjourned sine die at 12:43 p.m. 
                                                             Page S1460
  During today's proceedings, the following also occurred:
  Pursuant to the order of Thursday, February 11, 1999, by 43 yeas to 
56 nays (Vote No. 19), Senate rejected the Gramm motion to indefinitely 
postpone the Feinstein motion to suspend the rules of the Senate in 
order to consider a censure resolution.
Page S1462
  Subsequently, pursuant to the order of Thursday, February 11, 1999, 
the Feinstein motion is withdrawn, and no further motions relative to 
censure be in order prior to this week's adjournment of the Senate. The 
point of order made by Senator Gramm was sustained and the motion to 
proceed was ruled out of order.
Page S1462
Senators' Statements Compliancy With Senate Rules--Agreement: A 
unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that public 
statements made by Senators subsequent to the approval of the motion 
approved February 9, 1999, with respect to their statements made during 
the closed sessions, be deemed to be in compliance with the Senate 
rules.
  Page S1457
  A further unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that 
Senators have until Tuesday, February 23, 1999 to insert statements and 
opinions in the Congressional Record explaining their votes. 
                                                             Page S1457
  A further unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the 
Secretary of the Senate be authorized to include these statements, 
along with the full record of the Senate's proceedings, the filings by 
the parties, and the supplemental materials admitted into evidence by 
the Senate, in a Senate document printed under the supervision of the 
Secretary of the Senate, that will complete the documentation of the 
Senate's handling of these impeachment proceedings.
Page S1457
Reading of Washington's Farewell Address: A unanimous-consent agreement 
was reached providing that, notwithstanding the Resolution of the 
Senate of January 24, 1901, on Monday, February 22, 1999, immediately 
following the prayer and the disposition of the Journal, the 
traditional reading of Washington's Farewell Address take place and the 
Chair be authorized to appoint Senator Voinovich to read the address. 
                                                             Page S1660
Soldiers', Sailors', Airmen's, and Marines' Bill of Rights Act--
Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for the 
consideration of S. 4, to improve pay and retirement equity for members 
of the Armed Forces, on Monday, February 22, 1999.
  Page S1660
Authorization To Make Appointments: A unanimous-consent agreement was 
reached providing that notwithstanding any adjournment or recess of the 
Senate until Monday, February 22, 1999, the President of the Senate, 
the President of the Senate Pro Tempore, the Majority Leader of the 
Senate, and the Minority Leader of the Senate be authorized to make 
appointments to commissions, committees, boards, conferences, or 
interparliamentary conferences authorized by law, by concurrent action 
of the two houses, or by order of the Senate.
  Page S1657
Nomination--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached 
providing for the Committee on Governmental Affairs to report the 
nomination of David C. Williams, of Maryland, to be Inspector General 
for Tax Administration, Department of the Treasury.
  Page S1660

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Appointments:
  Washington's Farewell Address: The Chair, on behalf of the Vice 
President, pursuant to the order of the Senate of January 24, 1901, 
appointed Senator Voinovich to read Washington's Farewell Address on 
Monday, February 22, 1999.
  Page S1666
  Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance: The Chair, on 
behalf of the President pro tempore, pursuant to Public Law 99-498, 
appointed Donald R. Vickers, of Vermont, to the Advisory Committee on 
Student Financial Assistance for a term ending September 30, 2001. 
                                                             Page S1666
  Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: The Chair, on 
behalf of the Vice President, pursuant to Public Law 94-304, as amended 
by Public Law 99-7, appointed Senator Campbell as Co-Chairman of the 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe.
  Page S1666
  First Flight Centennial Federal Advisory Board: The Chair, on behalf 
of the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Democratic Leader, 
pursuant to Public Law 105-389, announced the appointment of the 
following citizens to serve as members of the First Flight Centennial 
Federal Advisory Board: Peggy Baty, of Ohio, Lauch Faircloth, of North 
Carolina, and Wilkinson Wright, of Ohio.
  Pages S1666-67
  Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress: The Chair announced, 
on behalf of the Majority Leader, pursuant to Public Law 101-509, his 
reappointment of C. John Sobotka, of Mississippi, to the Advisory 
Committee on the Records of Congress.
  Pages S1666-67
  U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council: The Chair, on behalf of the 
President pro tempore, pursuant to Public Law 96-388, as amended by 
Public Law 97-84, appointed Senators Boxer and Lautenberg to the United 
States Holocaust Memorial Council.
  Page S1666
  International Financial Institution Advisory Commission: The Chair, 
on behalf of the Democratic Leader of the Senate and the Minority 
Leader of the House, pursuant to Public Law 105-277, announced the 
appointment of the following individuals to serve as members of the 
International Financial Institution Advisory Commission: Richard L. 
Huber of Connecticut, Jerome L. Levinson of Maryland, Jeffrey D. Sachs 
of Massachusetts, Esteban E. Torres of California, and Paul A. Volcker 
of New York.
  Page S1667
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  David N. Hurd, of New York, to be United States District Judge for 
the Northern District of New York.
  Naomi Reice Buchwald, of New York, to be United States District Judge 
for the Southern District of New York.
  G. Edward DeSeve, of Pennsylvania, to be Deputy Director for 
Management, Office of Management and Budget.
Page S1667
Messages From the House:
  Page S1643
Statements on Introduced Bills:
  Pages S1644-49
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S1649-50
Additional Statements:
  Pages S1655-57
Record Votes: Three record votes were taken today. (Total--19). 
                                              Pages S1458, S1459, S1462
Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:36 a.m., and in accordance with H. 
Con. Res. 27, adjourned at 3:31 p.m., until 12 noon, on Monday, 
February 22, 1999. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting 
Majority Leader in today's Record on page S1660.)


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Committee Meetings

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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Bills Introduced: 8 public bills, H.R. 760-767; and 10 resolutions, H. 
Con. Res. 34, and H. Res. 64-72, were introduced.
  Pages H657-58
Reports Filed: One report was filed as follows:
  H.R. 149, to make technical corrections to the Omnibus Parks and 
Public Lands Management Act of 1996, amended, (H. Rept. 106-17). 
                                                              Page H657
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he 
designated Representative Pease to act as Speaker pro tempore for 
today.
  Page H647
President's Day District Work Period: Agreed that when the House 
adjourns on the legislative day of February 12, it stand adjourned 
until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 1999, unless the House sooner 
receives a message from the Senate transmitting its concurrence in H. 
Con. Res. 27, in which case the House shall stand adjourned pursuant to 
that concurrent resolution.
  Page H647
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: The Chair announced the 
Speaker's appointment of Representatives Pelosi, Bishop, Sisisky, 
Condit, Roemer, and Hastings of Florida to the Permanent Select 
Committee on Intelligence.
  Page H647
Quorum Calls--Votes: No recorded votes or quorum calls developed during 
the proceedings of the House today.
Adjournment: The House met at 10:00 a.m. and adjourned at 11:35 a.m. 
until 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 23, 1999 for morning-hour debate, 
pursuant to the provisions of H. Con. Res. 27, or, under the previous 
order of the House, until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 1999, if not 
sooner in receipt of a message from the Senate transmitting its 
concurrence in H. Con. Res. 27.


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Committee Meetings
AGRICULTURAL CREDIT OUTLOOK
Committee on Agriculture: Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities, 
Resource Conservation and Credit held a hearing to review agricultural 
credit outlook. Testimony was heard from August Schumacher, Under 
Secretary, Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, USDA; Marsha Pyle 
Martin, Chairman and CEO, Farm Credit Administration; and public 
witnesses.
FINANCIAL SERVICES ACT
Committee on Banking and Financial Services: Continued hearings on H.R. 
10, Financial Services Act of 1999. Testimony was heard from the 
following officials of the Department of the Treasury: Robert Rubin, 
Secretary; John D. Hawke, Jr. Comptroller of the Currency; and Ellen 
Seidman, Director, Office of Thrift Supervision; Donna Tanoue, 
Chairman, FDIC; and Harvey J. Goldschmid, General Counsel, SEC.


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                      CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

             Week of February 15 through February 20, 1999

                             Senate Chamber

  Senate will be in adjournment until Monday, February 22, 1999.


                           Senate Committees

  No meetings/hearings scheduled.


                             House Chamber

  The House is not in session.


                            House Committees

  Committee on Government Reform, February 19. Subcommittee on the 
District of Columbia, hearing on the Status of the District of 
Columbia's Year 2000 Conversion Compliance, 9:30 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                      12 noon, Monday, February 22

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Monday: Senator Voinovich will read Washington's Farewell 
Address; following which there will be a period of morning business 
(not to extend beyond 3 p.m.). Following morning business, Senate will 
begin consideration of S. 4, Soldiers, Sailors', Airmen's, and Marines' 
Bill of Rights Act.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                    12:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 23

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Tuesday: To be announced.
    
    
    
    
    
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            Extension of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Bliley, Tom, Va., E232
Collins, Mac, Ga., E231
Crane, Philip M., Ill., E238
Cubin, Barbara, Wyo., E233
DeMint, Jim, S.C., E234
Deutsch, Peter, Fla., E233
Etheridge, Bob, N.C., E232
Fossella, Vito, N.Y., E231
Hoyer, Steny H., Md., E231
Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E231, E232, E233, E233, E234, E235, E235, 
E238, E239, E239
Pitts, Joseph R., Pa., E235
Portman, Rob, Ohio, E231, E232, E233, E234
Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr., Wisc., E234
Sweeney, John E., N.Y., E232
Wolf, Frank R., Va., E234 


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