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Daily Digest/Highlights + Senate; Congressional Record Vol. 146, No. 43


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                                              Friday, April 7, 2000

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HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate agreed to the Congressional Budget Resolution.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S2383-S2447
Measures Introduced: Two bills and two resolutions were introduced, as 
follows: S. 2381-2382, and S. Res. 283-284.
  Page S2438
Measures Reported: Reports were made as follows:
  S. 2382, to authorize appropriations for technical assistance for 
fiscal year 2001, to promote trade anti-corruption measures. (S. Rept. 
No. 106-257)
Page S2438
Measures Passed:
  Congressional Budget Resolution: By 51 yeas to 45 nays (Vote No. 79), 
Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 290, establishing the congressional 
budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2001, revising 
the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal 
year 2000, and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for each of 
fiscal years 2002 through 2005, after striking all after the resolving 
clause and inserting in lieu thereof the text of S. Con. Res. 101, 
Senate companion measure, as amended, and after taking action on the 
following amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S2384-S2432
Adopted:
  Santorum Amendment No. 3058, to express the sense of the Senate 
supporting additional funding for fiscal year 2001 for medical care for 
our nation's veterans.
Page S2384
  By a unanimous vote of 100 yeas (Vote No. 66), Craig Amendment No. 
3074 (to Amendment No. 2934), of a perfecting nature.
Pages S2387-88
  Johnson Amendment No. 2934, to increase funding for veterans health 
care.
Pages S2386-88
  Ashcroft Amendment No. 2946, to express the sense of the Senate 
concerning the investment of the social security trust funds. 
                                                         Pages S2388-89
  Mikulski Amendment No. 2956, to express the sense of the Senate 
concerning an increase in funding for digital opportunity.
Page S2389
  Smith (N.H.) Amendment No. 3031, to express the sense of the Senate 
regarding the type of medicare prescription drug benefit that Congress 
should pass.
Pages S2389-90
  By a vote of 51 yeas to 49 nays (Vote No. 69), Kennedy Amendment No. 
2939, to reduce the GOP tax cut by less than 1 percent in fiscal year 
2001, and 1.8 percent over 5 years, to increase the Pell grant maximum 
by total of $400, raising the basic Pell grant from the current $3,300 
to $3,700.
Pages S2391-93
  Voinovich Amendment No. 3075 (to Amendment No. 2984), to express the 
sense of the Senate with regard to the Individuals with Disabilities 
Education Act. (By 47 yeas to 53 nays (Vote No. 72), Senate earlier 
failed to table the amendment.)
Pages S2399-S2400
  Jeffords Amendment No. 2984, to provide full funding for Individuals 
with Disabilities Education Act.
Pages S2396-S2400
  Edwards (for Torricelli) Modified Amendment No. 3001, to provide 
$250,000,000 in economic development aid to assist communities in re-
building from Hurricane Floyd.
Page S2400
  Specter Amendment No. 2994, to increase discretionary health funding 
by $1,600,000,000.
Pages S2400-02
  Stevens Amendment No. 3003, to establish a reserve fund for early 
learning and parent support programs.
Pages S2404-05
  By a vote of 54 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. 74), Craig Amendment No. 
3077 (to Amendment No. 2954), to express the sense of the Senate 
regarding the enforcement of Federal firearms laws. 
                                               Pages S2403-04, S2405-06
  Durbin/Schumer Amendment No. 2954, to provide adequate funding for a 
gun enforcement initiative to add 500 new federal ATF agents and 
inspectors and fund over 1,000 new federal, state, and local 
prosecutors to take dangerous gun offenders off the streets. 
                                                  Pages S2402-04, S2406

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  Smith (NH) Modified Amendment No. 3028, to express the sense of the 
Senate regarding the census.
                                                             Page S2406
  By a vote of 51 yeas to 49 nays (Vote No. 75) Nickles Amendment No. 
3078 (to Amendment No. 2951), to express the sense of the Senate that 
any increase in the minimum wage should be accompanied by tax relief 
for small businesses.
                                                         Pages S2406-07
  By a vote of 51 yeas to 48 nays (Vote No. 76) Reid (for Kennedy) 
Amendment No. 3079 (to Amendment 2951), to express the sense of the 
Senate concerning an increase in the Federal minimum wage. 
                                                         Pages S2407-08
  Kennedy Amendment No. 2951, to express the sense of the Senate 
concerning an increase in the Federal minimum wage.
                                                         Pages S2406-08
  Landrieu Amendment No. 2979, to express the sense of Congress on the 
sufficiency of the funding in the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget 
for fiscal year 2001 for allowing members of the Armed Forces to 
participate in the Thrift Savings Plan.
                                                             Page S2408
  Kohl Amendment No. 2941, to strike the reserve fund for allocation of 
any additional surplus forecast by the Congressional Budget Office in 
July to the Committee on Finance for tax cuts.
                                                         Pages S2408-10
  Fitzgerald Amendment No. 2961, to express the sense of the Senate 
that the Social Security trust funds should be protected through 
sequestration.
                                                             Page S2410
  Reed Amendment No. 3037, to express the sense of the Senate that 
Congress should grant the Food and Drug Administration the authority to 
regulate tobacco products.
                                                         Pages S2410-11
  Boxer Amendment No. 2911, to express the sense of the Senate 
regarding after school programs.
                                                             Page S2414
  Harkin Modified Amendment No. 3073, to express the sense of the 
Senate regarding protection of workers whose employers convert to cash 
balance pension plans.
                                                         Pages S2414-15
  Bond Amendment No. 3018, to express the sense of the Senate that the 
Federal investment in programs which provide health care services to 
uninsured and low-income individuals in medically underserved areas be 
increased in order to double access to care over the next 5 years. 
                                                         Pages S2415-16
  Domenici (for DeWine) Modified Amendment No. 3049, to provide fiscal 
year 2001 funding for the United States Coast Guard.
                                                         Pages S2416-17
                                                              Rejected:
  By 44 yeas to 56 nays (Vote No. 68), Voinovich Amendment No. 2907, to 
strike the reconciliation instruction for tax cuts, thereby allowing 
surpluses to go toward debt reduction.
                                                         Pages S2390-91
  By 45 yeas to 55 nays (Vote No. 71), Lautenberg Amendment No. 2957, 
in the nature of a substitute.
                                                             Page S2395
  By 46 yeas to 54 nays (Vote No. 73), Domenici Amendment No. 3076 (to 
Amendment No. 2994), to increase discretionary health funding by 
$1,600,000,000.
                                                             Page S2402
  Bingaman Amendment No. 2997, to redirect tax cuts to the program for 
disadvantaged children in order to meet the bipartisan commitment to 
increase Title 1 funding to $15 billion.
                                                         Pages S2411-12
  By 49 yeas to 49 nays (Vote No. 78) Kennedy Amendment No. 2962, to 
expand medicaid and S. CHIP coverage to low income families. (By 49 
yeas to 49 nays (Vote No. 77), Senate earlier failed to table the 
amendment.)
                                                         Pages S2412-14
                                                             Withdrawn:
  Abraham Amendment No. 3063, to provide for the protection of Social 
Security trust funds surpluses.
                                                         Pages S2385-86
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 44 yeas to 56 nays (Vote No. 65), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 with 
respect to consideration of Conrad Amendment No. 3016, to protect 
Social Security surpluses and reserve a portion of on-budget surpluses 
for Medicare and debt reduction. Subsequently, a point of order that 
the amendment was in violation of section 305 of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974 was sustained, and the amendment thus fell. 
                                                         Pages S2384-85
  By 46 yeas to 54 nays (Vote No. 67), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 with 
respect to consideration of Graham Amendment No. 2966, to establish a 
reserve funds for additional ESEA funding. Subsequently, a point of 
order that the amendment was not germane to the Budget Resolution was 
sustained, and the amendment thus fell.
Page S2390
  By 30 yeas to 70 nays (Vote No. 70), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 with 
respect to consideration of Ashcroft Amendment No. 3032, to protect the 
Medicare surpluses through strengthened budgetary enforcement 
mechanisms. Subsequently, a point of order that the amendment was not 
germane to the Budget Resolution was sustained, and the amendment thus 
fell.
Pages S2393-95
  Senate insisted on its amendment, requested a conference with the 
House thereon, and the Chair was authorized to appoint conferees. 
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  Subsequently, S. Con. Res. 101 was placed back on the Senate 
calendar.
                                                             Page S2429
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached that in reference to H. 
Con. Res. 290 (listed above), the conference ratio be 4 to 3. 
                                                             Page S2429
  Democracy in Peru: Senate passed S.J. Res. 43, expressing the sense 
of Congress that the President of the United States should encourage 
free and fair elections and respect for democracy in Peru, after 
agreeing to the following amendments proposed thereto:
  Page S2444
  Murkowski (for Coverdell) Amendment No. 3080, to provide for 
political, economic, and military relations with Peru.
                                                             Page S2444
  Murkowski (for Coverdell) Amendment No. 3081, to include provisions 
relating to the Organization of American States, the National 
Democratic Institute, and the Carter Center.
                                                             Page S2444
  Directing Senate Legal Counsel: Senate agreed to S. Res. 283, to 
direct the Senate Legal Counsel to intervene in the name of the Senate 
Committee on Appropriations and the Senate Committee on the Judiciary 
in United States of America v. Northwest Airlines Corporation, et al. 
                                                         Pages S2444-45
  Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act: Senate passed H.R. 1832, to reform 
unfair and anticompetitive practices in the professional boxing 
industry, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto: 
                                                             Page S2445
  Murkowski (for Reid) Amendment No. 3082, to ensure that rules similar 
to the rules against coercive contracts between boxers and promoters 
apply to contracts between boxers and interstate broadcasters, and that 
casinos, hotels, resorts, etc., that are merely ``associated'' with a 
promoter are not subject to the rules applicable to promoters. 
                                                             Page S2445
  Authorizing Testimony: Senate agreed to S. Res. 284, to authorize 
testimony, document production, and legal representation in United 
States of America v. George Patrick Calhoon.
  Pages S2445-46
Gas Tax Repeal: Senate began consideration of S. 2285, instituting a 
Federal fuels tax holiday.
  Pages S2432-33
  A motion was entered to close further debate on 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 on Tuesday, April 
11, 2000.
                                                             Page S2432
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  1 Navy nomination in the rank of admiral.
  Routine lists in the Foreign Service and Coast Guard. 
                                                         Pages S2446-47
Messages From the House:
  Page S2438
Communications:
  Page S2438
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S2438-41
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S2442-44
Notices of Hearings:
  Page S2444
Additional Statements:
  Pages S2434-38
Record Votes: Fifteen record votes were taken today. (Total--79) 
   Pages S2385, S2388, S2390-91, S2393, S2395, S2400, S2402, S2406-08, 
                                                        S2412-14, S2429
Adjournment: Senate convened at 9 :02 a.m., and adjourned at 3:45 p.m., 
until 12 noon, on Monday, April 10, 2000. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings; Congressional Record Vol. 146, No. 43


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Committee Meetings
  No committee meetings were held.



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Daily Digest/House of Representatives; Congressional Record Vol. 146, No. 43


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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
  The House was not in session. Its next meeting is on Monday, April 
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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings; Congressional Record Vol. 146, No. 43


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Committee Meetings
OVERSIGHT--OMB
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Government Management, 
Information, and Technology held an oversight hearing on ``The Office 
of Management and Budget: Is OMB Fulfilling its Mission?''. Testimony 
was heard from Jacob Lew, Director, OMB; David M. Walker, Comptroller 
General, GAO; and public witnesses.
OIL INDUSTRY SOLUTIONS TO COMPETITIVE PROBLEMS
Committee on the Judiciary: Concluded oversight hearings on Solutions 
to Competitive Problems in the Oil Industry: Part 2. Testimony was 
heard from Robert Gee, Assistant Secretary, Fossil Energy, Department 
of Energy; Richard Blumenthal, Attorney

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General, State of Connecticut; Bill Patmon, Councilman, Cleveland, 
State of Ohio; and public witnesses.



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Daily Digest/NEW PUBLIC LAWS; Congressional Record Vol. 146, No. 43


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                             NEW PUBLIC LAWS

      (For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D236)
  H.R. 1000, to amend title 49, United States Code, to reauthorize 
programs of the Federal Aviation Administration. Signed April 5, 2000. 
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Daily Digest/CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD; Congressional Record Vol. 146, No. 43


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                      CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

                Week of April 10 through April 15, 2000

                             Senate Chamber

  On Monday, Senate will be in a period of morning business. Also, 
Senate will continue consideration of S. 2285, Gas Tax Repeal.
  On Tuesday, Senate will vote on the motion to close further debate on 
S. 2285, Gas Tax Repeal.
  During the remainder of the week, Senate expects to consider S. 2346, 
Marriage Tax Relief Act, and may consider any other cleared legislative 
and executive business.


                           Senate Committees

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)
  Special Committee on Aging: April 10, to hold hearings to examine 
funerals and burials, focusing on protecting consumers from bad 
practices, 1 p.m., SD-106.
  April 11, Full Committee, to continue hearings to examine funerals 
and burials, focusing on protecting consumers from bad practices, 10 
a.m., SD-106.
  Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: April 11, to 
hold hearings on the nomination of Christopher A. McLean, of 
Nebraska, to be Administrator, Rural Utilities Service, Department 
of Agriculture; to be followed by hearings to examine the Methyl 
Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) crisis and the future of renewable 
fuels, 9:30 a.m., SR-328A.
  Committee on Appropriations: April 11, Subcommittee on Energy and 
Water Development, to hold hearings on proposed budget estimates for 
fiscal year 2001 for the Department of Energy, 9 a.m., SD-124.
  April 11, Subcommittee on Interior, to hold hearings on proposed 
budget estimates for fiscal year 2001 for the Department of Energy, 
9:30 a.m., SD-138.
  April 11, Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, to hold hearings on 
proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2001 for foreign health 
assistance, 10 a.m., SD-192.
  April 12, Subcommittee on VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies, to 
hold hearings on proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2001 for 
the Corporation for National and Community Service, Community 
Development Financial Institutions, and Chemical Safety and 
Hazardous Investigation Board, 9:30 a.m., SD-138.
  April 12, Subcommittee on Defense, to hold hearings on proposed 
budget estimates for fiscal year 2001 for the Department of Defense, 
focusing on missile defense programs, 10 a.m., SD-192.
  April 13, Subcommittee on VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies, to 
hold hearings on proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2001 for 
the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 9:30 a.m., SD-
138.
  April 13, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and 
Education, to hold hearings to examine the National Reading Panel 
report, 10 a.m., SD-124.
  April 13, Subcommittee on Treasury and General Government, to hold 
hearings to examine certain Internal Revenue Service reform issues, 
2:30 p.m., SD-192.
  Committee on Armed Services: April 11, to hold hearings on the 
nominations of Bernard Daniel Rostker, of Virginia, to be Under 
Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness; Gregory Robert 
Dahlberg, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of the Army; and 
Madelyn R. Creedon, of Indiana, to be Deputy Administrator for 
Defense Programs, National Nuclear Security Administration, 9:30 
a.m., SR-222.
  April 13, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the 
Department of Defense anthrax vaccine immunization program, 10 a.m., 
SR-222.
  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: April 12, 
Subcommittee on Securities, to hold oversight hearings on multi-
state insurance agent licensing reforms and the creation of the 
National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers, 10 a.m., SD-
538.
  April 13, Full Committee, to hold hearings on the structure of 
securities markets, 10 a.m., SD-106.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: April 11, to 
hold hearings to examine the effects of permanent, normalized trade 
relations with China on the U.S. economy, 9:30 a.m., SR-253.
  April 12, Full Committee, to hold hearings on S. 2255, to amend 
the Internet Tax Freedom Act to extend the moratorium through 
calendar year 2006, 9:30 a.m., SR-253.
  April 13, Full Committee, business meeting to consider pending 
calendar business, 9:30 a.m., SR-253.
  April 13, Full Committee, to hold hearings on S. 1361, to amend 
the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977 to provide for an 
expanded Federal program of hazard mitigation, relief, and insurance 
against the risk of catastrophic natural disasters, such as 
hurricanes, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions, 2:30 p.m., SR-253.
  Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: April 11, to hold 
hearings on S. 282, to provide that no electric utility shall be 
required to enter into a new contract or obligation to purchase or 
to sell electricity or capacity under section 210 of the Public 
Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978; S. 516, to benefit 
consumers by promoting competition in the electric power industry; 
S. 1047, to provide for a more competitive electric power industry; 
S. 1284, to amend the Federal Power Act to ensure that no State may 
establish, maintain, or enforce on behalf of any electric utility an 
exclusive right to sell electric energy or otherwise unduly 
discriminate against any consumer who seeks to purchase electric 
energy in interstate commerce

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from any supplier; S. 1273, to amend the Federal Power Act, to 
facilitate the transition to more competitive and efficient electric 
power markets; S. 1369, to enhance the benefits of the national 
electric system by encouraging and supporting State programs for 
renewable energy sources, universal electric service, affordable 
electric service, and energy conservation and efficiency; S. 2071, 
to benefit electricity consumers by promoting the reliability of the 
bulk-power system; and S. 2098, to facilitate the transition to more 
competitive and efficient electric power markets, and to ensure 
electric reliability, 10 a.m., SH-216.
  April 12, Subcommittee on Water and Power, to hold oversight 
hearings to examine federal actions affecting hydropower operations 
on the Columbia River system, 2:30 p.m., SD-366.
  April 13, Full Committee, to resume hearings on S. 282, to provide 
that no electric utility shall be required to enter into a new 
contract or obligation to purchase or to sell electricity or 
capacity under section 210 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies 
Act of 1978; S. 516, to benefit consumers by promoting competition 
in the electric power industry; S. 1047, to provide for a more 
competitive electric power industry; S. 1284, to amend the Federal 
Power Act to ensure that no State may establish, maintain, or 
enforce on behalf of any electric utility an exclusive right to sell 
electric energy or otherwise unduly discriminate against any 
consumer who seeks to purchase electric energy in interstate 
commerce from any supplier; S. 1273, to amend the Federal Power Act, 
to facilitate the transition to more competitive and efficient 
electric power markets; S. 1369, to enhance the benefits of the 
national electric system by encouraging and supporting State 
programs for renewable energy sources, universal electric service, 
affordable electric service, and energy conservation and efficiency; 
S. 2071, to benefit electricity consumers by promoting the 
reliability of the bulk-power system; and S. 2098, to facilitate the 
transition to more competitive and efficient electric power markets, 
and to ensure electric reliability, 9:30 a.m., SH-216.
  April 13, Subcommittee on Forests and Public Land Management, to 
hold oversight hearings on the United States Forest Service's 
proposed revisions to the regulations governing National Forest 
Planning, 2:30 p.m., SD-366.
  Committee on Environment and Public Works: April 12, to hold 
hearings on the disposal of low activity radioactive waste, 10 a.m., 
SD-406.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: April 11, to hold hearings on the 
nomination of Carey Cavanaugh, of Florida, a Career Member of the 
Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, for the rank of 
Ambassador during his tenure of service as Special Negotiator for 
Nagorno-Karabakh and New Independent States Regional Conflicts; the 
nomination of Christopher Robert Hill, of Rhode Island, a Career 
Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, 
to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United 
States of America to the Republic of Poland; and the nomination of 
Thomas G. Weston, of Michigan, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign 
Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, for the rank of Ambassador 
during his tenure of service as Special Coordinator for Cyprus, 9 
a.m., SD-106.
  April 11, Full Committee, to hold hearings on United States policy 
towards China, focusing on permanent normal trade status, 2:30 p.m., 
SD-430.
  April 12, Subcommittee on European Affairs, to hold hearings to 
examine issues dealing with the Russian presidential elections, 10 
a.m., SD-419.
  April 12, Subcommittee on International Economic Policy, Export 
and Trade Promotion, to hold hearings on the status of 
infrastructure projects for Caspian Sea energy resources, 2 p.m., 
SD-419.
  April 13, Full Committee, business meeting to consider pending 
calendar business, 2:30 p.m., SD-419.
  Committee on Governmental Affairs: April 12, to hold hearings to 
examine the Wassenaar arrangement and the future of multilateral 
export control, 10 a.m., SD-342.
  Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: April 11, 
Subcommittee on Children and Families, to hold hearings to examine 
early childhood programs for low-income families, 9:30 a.m., SD-430.
  April 12, Full Committee, business meeting to consider S. 2311, to 
revise and extend the Ryan White CARE Act programs under title XXVI 
of the Public Health Service Act, to improve access to health care 
and the quality of health care under such programs, and to provide 
for the development of increased capacity to provide health care and 
related support services to individuals and families with HIV 
disease; the proposed Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network 
Act Amendments of 2000; the nomination of Mel Carnahan, of Missouri, 
to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Harry S Truman 
Scholarship Foundation; the nomination of Edward B. Montgomery, of 
Maryland, to be Deputy Secretary of Labor; the nomination of Marc 
Racicot, of Montana, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the 
Corporation for National and Community Service; the nomination of 
Alan D. Solomont, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the Board of 
Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service; the 
nomination of Scott O. Wright, of Missouri, to be a Member of the 
Board of Trustees of the Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation for 
the remainder of the term expiring December 10, 2003; and the 
nomination of Nathan O. Hatch, of Indiana, to be a Member of the 
National Council on the Humanities for the term expiring January 26, 
2006, 11 a.m., SD-430.
  April 13, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine issues 
dealing with protecting pension assets, 10 a.m., SD-430.
  Committee on Indian Affairs: April 12, to hold oversight hearings 
on the report of the Academy for Public Administration on Bureau of 
Indian Affairs management reform, 9:30 a.m., SR-485.
  Committee on the Judiciary: April 12, Subcommittee on 
Administrative Oversight and the Courts, to resume oversight 
hearings on the handling of the investigation of Peter Lee, 9:30 
a.m., SH-216.

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  Committee on Rules and Administration: April 12, to resume 
hearings on campaign finance reform proposals, focusing on compelled 
political speech, 9:30 a.m., SR-301.


                             House Chamber

  To be announced.


                            House Committees

  Committee on Agriculture, April 12, hearing on Review of federal 
farm policy, 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.
  April 13, Subcommittee on Livestock and Horticulture, hearing and 
markup of H.R. 2962, Hass Avocado Promotion, Research, and 
Information Act; and to mark up H.R. 1275, to amend the Animal 
Welfare Act to prohibit the interstate movement of live birds for 
the purpose of having the birds participate in animal fighting, 10 
a.m., 1300 Longworth.
  Committee on Appropriations, April 11, Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Justice, State and Judiciary, on U.N. Peacekeeping, 10 a.m., H-309 
Capitol.
  April 11, Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export Financing and 
Related Programs, on AID Administrator, 2 p.m., 2359 Rayburn.
  April 11, Subcommittee on Interior, on Native American issues, 10 
a.m., B-308 Rayburn.
  April 11 and 12, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, 
and Education, on Members of Congress, 10 a.m., and 2 p.m., 2358 
Rayburn.
  April 11, Subcommittee on Treasury, Postal Service, and General 
Government, on U.S. Mint, 10 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.
  April 11, Subcommittee on VA, HUD and Independent Agencies, on 
Members of Congress, 9:30 a.m., H-143 Capitol.
  April 12, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State, and Judiciary, 
on Report of Overseas Presence Advisory Panel, 2 p.m., 2359 Rayburn.
  April 12, Subcommittee on Interior, on Members of Congress, 10 
a.m., B-308 Rayburn.
  April 12 and 13, Subcommittee on VA, HUD and Independent Agencies, 
on public witnesses, 9 a.m., and 1 p.m., H-143 Capitol.
  April 13, Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export Financing, 
and Related Programs, on Secretary of the Treasury, 10 a.m., 2359 
Rayburn.
  April 13, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and 
Education, on SSA, and U.S. Institute of Peace, 10 a.m., 2358 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Banking and Financial Services, April 11, hearing on 
the recommendations of the President's Working Group on Financial 
Markets concerning Financial Contract Netting, Hedge Fund 
Disclosure, and Over-the-Counter Derivatives, 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  April 12, to mark up the following bills: H.R. 2764, America's 
Private Investment Companies Act; and H.R. 2848, New Markets 
Initiative Act of 1999, 1 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Budget, April 13, Housing and Infrastructure Task 
Force, hearing on Abuse of the NTSB Rapidraft Payment System, 10 
a.m., Cannon.
  Committee on Commerce, April 11, Subcommittee on 
Telecommunications, Trade, and Consumer Protection, oversight 
hearing on the status of deployment of broadband technologies, 10 
a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  April 12, Subcommittee on Finance and Hazardous Materials, to 
continue hearings on Competition in the New Electronic Market: Part 
II, 10 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.
  April 13, Subcommittee on Health and Environment, to mark up H.R. 
3301, Children's Health Research and Prevention Amendments of 1999, 
10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  April 13, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing to 
review U.S. Enrichment Corporation privatization and its impact on 
the domestic uranium industry, 11 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.
  April 13, Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade, and Consumer 
Protection, hearing on the following bills: H.R. 3525, Religious 
Broadcasting Freedom Act; and H.R. 4201, Noncommercial Broadcasting 
Freedom of Expression Act of 2000, time to be announced, 2322 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Education and the Workforce, April 11, to continue 
markup of H.R. 4141, Education Opportunities To Protect and Invest 
In Our Nation's Students (Education OPTIONS) Act; and to mark up the 
following bills: H.R. 4055, IDEA Full Funding Act of 2000; and H.R. 
3629, to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to improve the 
program for American Indian Tribal Colleges and Universities under 
part A of title III, 2 p.m., 2175 Rayburn.
  Committee on Government Reform, April 10. Subcommittee on 
Government Management, Information, and Technology, hearing on 
``Oversight of the Internal Revenue Service: The Commissioner 
Reports'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  April 12, Subcommittee on Civil Service, hearing on ``The Failure 
of the FEHBP Demonstration Project: Another Broken Promise?'', 2 
p.m., 2203 Rayburn.
  April 12, Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human 
Resources, hearing on the Emerging Drug Threat from Haiti, 10 a.m., 
2203 Rayburn.
  April 12, Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and 
Technology, hearing on ``Legislative Hearing to Establish the 
Commission for the Comprehensive Study of Privacy Protection'', 10 
a.m., 2247 Rayburn.
  April 12, Subcommittee on National Economic Growth, Natural 
Resources, and Regulatory Affairs, hearing on ``Reinventing 
Paperwork?: The Clinton-Gore Administration's Record on Paperwork 
Reduction'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  April 13, full Committee, hearing on ``Missing White House E-
Mails: The Role of the Department of Justice and the White House 
Counsel's Office'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on International Relations, April 11, hearing on Recent 
Developments in Kosovo and Related Issues, 3 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  April 12, hearing on United States-European Union Relations: The 
View from the European Parliament, 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

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  April 12, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific and the 
Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights, joint 
hearing on Democracy in the Central Asian Republics, 1:30 p.m., 2172 
Rayburn.
  April 13, full Committee, to consider pending business, 10 a.m., 
2172 Rayburn.
  April 13, Subcommittee on International Operations and Human 
Rights, hearing on Children's Rights in Cuba, 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Judiciary, April 11, Subcommittee on Commercial 
and Administrative Law, oversight hearing on the limit on regulatory 
powers under the Bankruptcy Code, 2 p.m., 2237 Rayburn.
  April 12, full committee, oversight hearing on the Antitrust 
Enforcement Agencies: the Bureau of Competition of the FTC and the 
Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, 10 a.m., 2141 
Rayburn.
  April 12, Subcommittee on Crime, hearing on the following bills: 
H.R. 894, No Second Chances for Murderers, Rapists, or Child 
Molesters Act; H.R. 4047, Two Strikes and You're Out Child 
Protection Act; H.R. 4045, Matthew's Law; and H.R. 4147, Stop 
Material Unsuitable for Teens Act, 1:30 p.m., 2237 Rayburn.
  April 13, Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims, hearing on H.R. 
3485, Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act; 1 p.m., 2226 Rayburn.
  Committee on Resources, April 11, Subcommittee on Forests and 
Forest Health, oversight hearing on Integration of Eco-region 
Assessments in Forest Service Plans, 2 p.m., 1334 Longworth.
  April 11, Subcommittee on National Parks, and Public Lands, 
hearing on H.R. 1751, Carrizo Plain National Conservation Area Act 
of 1999, 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.
  April 12, full Committee, oversight hearing on Compromising our 
National Security by Restricting Domestic Exploration and 
Development of our Oil and Gas Resources, 11 a.m., 1324 Longworth.
  April 13, hearing on the following bills: H.R. 755, Guam War 
Restitution Act; and H.R. 2462, Guam Omnibus Opportunities Act, 2 
p.m., 1324 Longworth.
  April 13, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and 
Oceans, hearing on H.R. 3535, Shark Finning Prohibition Act, 10 
a.m., 1334 Longworth.
  April 13, Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands, to mark 
up the following bills: H.R. 2773, Wekiva Wild and Scenic River Act; 
H.R. 2950, Oregon Land Exchange Act;
  H.R. 2778, Taunton River Wild and Scenic River Study Act of 1999; 
H.R. 3084, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to contribute 
funds for the establishment of an interpretive center on the life 
and contributions of President Abraham Lincoln; H.R. 3241, to direct 
the Secretary of the Interior to recalculate the franchise fee owed 
by Fort Sumter Tours Inc., a concessioner providing service to Fort 
Sumter National Monument in South Carolina; and H.R. 3676, Santa 
Rosa and San Jacino Mountains National Monument Act of 2000, 10 
a.m., 1324 Longworth.
  Committee on Rules, April 11, to consider the following: H.J. Res. 
94, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States 
with respect to tax limitations; a resolution providing for 
consideration of motions to suspend the Rules; H.R. 2328, to amend 
the Federal Water Pollution Act to reauthorize the Clean Lakes 
Programs; and H.R. 3039, Chesapeake Bay Restoration Act of 1999, 1 
p.m., H-313 Capitol.
  Committee on Science, April 11, Subcommittee on Space and 
Aeronautics, hearing on NASA's Fiscal Year 2001 Budget Request: 
Aero-Space Technology Enterprise, 2 p.m., 2318 Rayburn.
  April 12, full Committee, hearing on NASA's Mars Program After the 
Young Report, 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.
  April 13, Subcommittee on Technology, hearing on Wireless Internet 
Technology, 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.
  Committee on Small Business, April 11, Subcommittee on Government 
Programs and Oversight, oversight hearing to examine the federal 
government's use of e-commerce to facilitate procurement in 
comparison to the private sector, 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.
  April 13, Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform and Paperwork 
Reduction, hearing on OSHA's Proposed Ergonomics Standard and its 
Impact on Small Business, 10:15 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to consider the 
following: Corps of Engineers Survey Resolutions; H.R. 673, Florida 
Keys Water Quality Improvements Act of 1999; H.R. 855, Long Island 
Sound Preservation and Protection Act; H.R. 1106, Alternative Water 
Sources Act of 1999; H.R. 1237, to amend the Federal Water Pollution 
Control Act to permit grants for the national estuary program to be 
used for the development and implementation of a comprehensive 
conservation and management plan, to reauthorize appropriations to 
carry out the program; H.R. 2957, Lake Pontchartrain Basin 
Protection Act of 1999 and H.R. 3313, Long Island Sound Restoration 
Act; 11(b) Public Buildings Resolutions; H.R. 1405, to designate the 
Federal building located at 143 West Liberty Street, Medina, Ohio, 
as the ``Donald J. Pease Federal Building''; H.R. 1571, to designate 
the Federal building under construction at 600 State Street in New 
Haven, Connecticut, as the ``Merrill S. Parks, Jr., Federal 
Building''; H.R. 1729, to designate the Federal facility located at 
1301 Emmet Street in Charlottesville, Virginia, as the ``Pamela B. 
Gwin Hall''; H.R. 1901, to designate the United States border 
station located in Pharr, Texas, as the ``Kika de la Garza United 
States Border Station''; and other pending business, 2 p.m., 2167 
Rayburn.
  April 11, Subcommittee on Aviation, hearing on Issues Arising out 
of the Egypt Air Crash, 9:30 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  April 11, Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, 
Hazardous Materials, and Pipeline Transportation, hearing on GSA's 
Fiscal Year 2001 Capital Investment Program, 3 p.m., 2253 Rayburn.
  April 12, Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Emergency 
Management, hearing on Fire Grants: H.R. 1168, Firefighter 
Investment and Response Enhancement (FIRE) Act; and H.R. 3155, 
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Act; and the Administration's Proposal for Assistance to Firemen, 2 
p.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  April 12, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, hearing 
on H.R. 3670, to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to 
reauthorize the Great Lakes program, 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs, April 12, Subcommittee on Health, 
hearing on status of recruitment, retention and compensation of the 
VA health care workforce including nurses, physicians and dentists, 
10 a.m., 334 Cannon.
  April 13, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing on 
VA disability claims processing, 10 a.m., 334 Cannon.
  April 13, Subcommittee on Benefits, hearing on VA adjudication of 
Hepatitis C claims, and the following bills: H.R. 1020, Veterans' 
Hepatitis C Benefits Act; H.R. 3816, to amend title 38, United 
States Code, to provide that a stroke or heart attack that is 
incurred or aggravated by a member of a reserve component in the 
performance of duty while performing inactive duty training shall be 
considered to be service-connected for purposes of benefits under 
laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; H.R. 3998, 
Veterans' Special Monthly Compensation Gender Equity Act; and H.R. 
4131, Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act, 10 a.m., 
340 Cannon.
  Committee on Ways and Means, April 11, 12 and 13, hearings on 
fundamental tax reform, 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.
  April 11, Subcommittee on Social Security, hearing on efforts to 
inform the public about Social Security, 3 p.m., B-318 Rayburn.


                             Joint Meetings

  Joint Economic Committee: April 12, to hold hearings to examine 
reform of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, 9:30 
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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                       12 noon, Monday, April 10

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Monday: After the recognition of certain Senators for 
speeches, Senate will continue in a period of morning business. Also, 
Senate will continue consideration of S. 2285, Gas Tax Repeal.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                      12:30 p.m., Monday, April 10

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Monday: To be announced.
    
    
    



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