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Daily Digest/Highlights + Senate; Congressional Record Vol. 146, No. 47


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                                           Thursday, April 13, 2000

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HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate agreed to the Congressional Budget Conference Report.
      The House agreed to the conference report on H. Con. Res. 290, 
      Congressional Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year 2001.
      The House passed H.R. 4199, Date Certain Tax Code Replacement 
      Act.
      The House passed H.R. 3615, Rural Local Broadcast Signal Act.
      The House passed H.R. 3439, Radio Broadcasting Preservation Act.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S2647-S2815
Measures Introduced: Thirty-nine bills and eight resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 2416-2454, S.J. Res. 45, S. Res. 291-293, 
and S. Con. Res. 104-107.
  Pages S2727-29
Measures Reported: Reports were made as follows:
  S. 1778, to provide for equal exchanges of land around the Cascade 
Reservoir, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. 
No. 106-271)
  S. 1946, to amend the National Environmental Education Act to 
redesignate that Act as the ``John H. Chafee Environmental Education 
Act'', to establish the John H. Chafee Memorial Fellowship Program, to 
extend the programs under that Act, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 106-
272)
  S. 311, to authorize the Disabled Veterans' LIFE Memorial Foundation 
to establish a memorial in the District of Columbia or its environs, 
with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 106-273)
  S. 1452, to modernize the requirements under the National 
Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards of 1974 and to 
establish a balanced consensus process for the development, revision, 
and interpretation of Federal construction and safety standards for 
manufactured homes, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. 
(S. Rept. No. 106-274)
  H.R. 2412, to designate the Federal building and United States 
courthouse located at 1300 South Harrison Street in Fort Wayne, 
Indiana, as the ``E. Ross Adair Federal Building and United States 
Courthouse''.
  S. Res. 287, expressing the sense of the Senate regarding U.S. policy 
toward Libya.
  S. Res. 289, expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the human 
rights situation in Cuba.
  S. 2058, to extend filing deadlines for applications for adjustment 
of status of certain Cuban, Nicaraguan, and Haitian nationals.
  S. 2366, to amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend 
provisions relating to the Organ Procurement Transplantation Network, 
with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  S. 2367, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to make 
improvements to, and permanently authorize, the visa waiver pilot 
program under the Act.
  S. 2370, to designate the Federal Building located at 500 Pearl 
Street in New York City, New York, as the ``Daniel Patrick Moynihan 
United States Courthouse''.
  S. Con. Res. 81, expressing the sense of the Congress that the 
Government of the People's Republic of China should immediately release 
Rabiya Kadeer, her secretary, and her son, and permit them to move to 
the United States if they so desire, and with an amended preamble. 
                                                             Page S2426
Measures Passed:
  Adjournment Resolution: By 55 yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. 84), Senate 
agreed to H. Con. Res. 303, providing for a conditional adjournment of 
the House of Representatives and a conditional adjournment or recess of 
the Senate.
  Page S2674
  National Materials Corridor Partnership Act: Senate passed S. 397, to 
authorize the Secretary of

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Energy to establish a multiagency program to alleviate the problems 
caused by rapid economic development along the United States-Mexico 
border, particularly those associated with public health and 
environmental security, to support the Materials Corridor Partnership 
Initiative, and to promote energy efficient, environmentally sound 
economic development along that border through the development and use 
of new technology, particularly hazardous waste and materials 
technology, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a 
substitute.
  Pages S2791-92
  Spanish Peaks Wilderness Act: Senate passed S. 503, designating 
certain land in the San Isabel National Forest in the State of Colorado 
as the ``Spanish Peaks Wilderness'', after agreeing to a committee 
amendment.
  Pages S2792-93
  Hawaii Water Resources Reclamation Act: Senate passed S. 1694, to 
direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study on the 
reclamation and reuse of water and wastewater in the State of Hawaii, 
after agreeing to a committee amendment.
  Page S2793
  Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act: 
Senate passed S. 1167, to amend the Pacific Northwest Electric Power 
Planning and Conservation Act to provide for expanding the scope of the 
Independent Scientific Review Panel, after agreeing to a committee 
amendment.
  Page S2793
  Education Land Grant Act: Senate passed H.R. 150, to authorize the 
Secretary of Agriculture to convey National Forest System lands for use 
for educational purposes, after agreeing to a committee amendment in 
the nature of a substitute.
  Pages S2793-95
  National Historic Preservation Fund: Senate passed H.R. 834, to 
extend the authorization for the Historic Preservation Fund and the 
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, after agreeing to a 
committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  Page S2795
  Elko County, Nevada Cemetery: Senate passed H.R. 1231, to direct the 
Secretary of Agriculture to convey certain National Forest lands to 
Elko County, Nevada, for continued use as a cemetery, clearing the 
measure for the President.
  Page S2795
  Irrigation Litigation and Restoration Partnership Act: Senate passed 
H.R. 1444, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish a 
program to plan, design, and construct facilities to mitigate impacts 
associated with irrigation system water diversions by local 
governmental entities in the Pacific Ocean drainage of the States of 
Oregon, Washington, Montana, and Idaho, after agreeing to a committee 
amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  Pages S2795-96
  Bikini Resettlement and Relocation Act: Senate passed H.R. 2368, to 
assist in the resettlement and relocation of the people of Bikini Atoll 
by amending the terms of the trust fund established during the United 
States administration of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, 
clearing the measure for the President.
  Page S2796
  Utah Land Exchange: Senate passed H.R. 2862, to direct the Secretary 
of the Interior to release reversionary interests held by the United 
States in certain parcels of land in Washington County, Utah, to 
facilitate an anticipated land exchange, clearing the measure for the 
President.
  Page S2796
  Utah Land Acquisition: Senate passed H.R. 2863, to clarify the legal 
effect on the United States of the acquisition of a parcel of land in 
the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve in the State of Utah, clearing the 
measure for the President.
  Page S2796
  Nevada Land Conveyance: Senate passed S. 408, to direct the Secretary 
of the Interior to convey a former Bureau of Land Management 
administrative site to the City of Carson City, Nevada, for use as a 
senior center.
  Page S2797
  Surface and Mineral Estates Patent: Senate passed S. 1218, to direct 
the Secretary of the Interior to issue to the Landusky School District, 
without consideration, a patent for the surface and mineral estates of 
certain lots, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of 
a substitute.
  Page S2797
  Oregon Land Exchange: Senate passed S. 1629, to provide for the 
exchange of certain land in the State of Oregon, after agreeing to a 
committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  Pages S2797-98
  Alaska Land Restoration: Senate passed H.R. 3090, to amend the Alaska 
Native Claims Settlement Act to restore certain lands to the Elim 
Native Corporation, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                         Pages S2798-99
  Alaska Land Conveyance: Senate passed S. 1797, to provide for a land 
conveyance to the City of Craig, Alaska, after agreeing to a committee 
amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  Page S2799
  Valles Caldera Preservation Act: Senate passed S. 1892, to authorize 
the acquisition of the Valles Caldera, to provide for an effective land 
and wildlife management program for this resource within the Department 
of Agriculture, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature 
of a substitute.
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  Castle Rock Ranch Acquisition Act: Senate passed S. 1705, to direct 
the Secretary of the Interior to enter into land exchanges to acquire 
from the private owner and to convey to the State of Idaho 
approximately 1,240 acres of land near the City of Rocks National 
Reserve, Idaho.
  Page S2807
  Palace of the Governors Expansion Act: Senate passed S. 1727, to 
authorize funding for the expansion annex of the historic Palace of the 
Governors, a public history museum located, and relating to the history 
of Hispanic and Native American culture, in the Southwest, after 
agreeing to committee amendments, and the following amendment proposed 
thereto:
  Pages S2807-10
  Sessions (for Domenici) Amendment No. 3099, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Page S2808
  Alabama Hydroelectric Project: Senate passed S. 1836, to extend the 
deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project in 
the State of Alabama.
  Page S2810
  White Clay Creek Wild and Scenic Rivers System Act: Senate passed S. 
1849, to designate segments and tributaries of White Clay Creek, 
Delaware and Pennsylvania, as a component of the National Wild and 
Scenic Rivers System, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the 
nature of a substitute.
  Pages S2810-11
  Women's Rights National Historical Park: Senate passed S. 1910, to 
amend the Act establishing Women's Rights National Historical Park to 
permit the Secretary of the Interior to acquire title in fee simple to 
the Hunt House located in Waterloo, New York, after agreeing to 
committee amendments.
  Page S2811
  Lamprey Wild and Scenic River Extension Act: Senate passed H.R. 1615, 
to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to extend the designation of a 
portion of the Lamprey River in New Hampshire as a recreational river 
to include an additional river segment, clearing the measure for the 
President.
  Page S2811
  Federal Leases for Sodium: Senate passed H.R. 3063, to amend the 
Mineral Leasing Act to increase the maximum acreage of Federal leases 
for sodium that may be held by an entity in any one State, clearing the 
measure for the President.
  Page S2811
  Land Exchange: Senate passed S. 1778, to provide for equal exchanges 
of land around the Cascade Reservoir, after agreeing to a committee 
amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  Page S2811
  NRC Fairness in Funding Act: Senate passed S. 1627, to extend the 
authority of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to collect fees through 
2005, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a 
substitute, and the following amendments proposed thereto: 
                                                         Pages S2811-13
  Sessions (for Smith of N.H.) Amendment No. 3100, to amend the 
provision extending the authority of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
to collect annual charges and modifying the formula for the charges. 
                                                         Pages S2812-13
  Sessions (for Smith of N.H.) Amendment No. 3101, to amend the Atomic 
Energy Act of 1954 to provide the Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
authority over former licensees for funding of decommissionings. 
                                                         Pages S2812-13
  Korean War 50th Anniversary: Senate passed H.J. Res. 86, recognizing 
the 50th anniversary of the Korean War and the service by members of 
the Armed Forces during such war, clearing the measure for the 
President.
  Page S2814
  Library of Congress Commendation: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 269, 
commending the Library of Congress and its staff for 200 years of 
outstanding service to the Congress and the Nation and encouraging the 
American public to participate in bicentennial activities.
  Page S2815
Congressional Budget Resolution Conference Report: By 50 yeas to 48 
nays (Vote No. 85), Senate agreed to the conference report on 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.
  Pages S2674-96
Marriage Tax Penalty Relief Act: Senate continued consideration of H.R. 
6, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to eliminate the marriage 
penalty by providing that the income tax rate bracket amounts, and the 
amount of the standard deduction, for joint returns shall be twice the 
amounts applicable to unmarried individuals, taking action on the 
following amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S2673-74, S2699
Pending:
  Lott (for Roth) Amendment No. 3090, in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                             Page S2673
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 53 yeas to 45 nays (Vote No. 82), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
failed to agree to close further debate on Amendment No. 3090 (listed 
above).
Page S2673
  By 53 yeas to 45 nays (Vote No. 83), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having

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voted in the affirmative, Senate failed to agree to close further 
debate on the bill.
Page S2674
  A motion was entered to close further debate on H.R. 6 (listed above) 
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 25, 2000.
Page S2699
Victims Rights: Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to 
consideration of S.J. Res. 3, proposing an amendment to the 
Constitution of the United States to protect the rights of crime 
victims.
  Page S2696
  A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to proceed 
to S.J. Res. 3 (listed above) 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 25, 2000.
Page S2696
  Subsequently, the motion to proceed was withdrawn.
Page S2696
Methane Hydrate Research and Development Act: Senate concurred in the 
amendment of the House to the Senate amendment to H.R. 1753, to provide 
the research, identification, assessment, exploration, and development 
of methane hydrate resources, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                         Pages S2805-07
Continued Reporting of Intercepted Wire, Oral, and Electronic 
Communications Act: Senate concurred in the amendments of the House to 
S. 1769, to continue reporting requirements of section 2519 of title 
18, United States Code, beyond December 21, 1999, clearing the measure 
for the President.
  Pages S2813-14
C.B. King U.S. Courthouse: Senate concurred in the amendments of the 
House to S. 1567, to designate the United States courthouse located at 
223 Broad Avenue in Albany, Georgia, as the ``C.B. King United States 
Courthouse'', clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages S2814-15
Authority for Committees: All committees were authorized to file 
legislative reports during the adjournment of the Senate on Thursday, 
April 20, 2000, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
  Page S2815
Appointments:
  Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Advisory Panel: The Chair, on 
behalf of the Majority Leader, after consultation with the Chairman of 
the Senate Committee on Finance, pursuant to Public Law 106-170, 
announced the appointment of the following individuals to serve as 
members of the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Advisory Panel: Larry 
D. Henderson, of Delaware, for a term of two years, and Stephanie Smith 
Lee, of Virginia, for a term of four years.
  Page S2815
  Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Advisory Panel: The Chair, on 
behalf of the Democratic Leader, after consultation with the Ranking 
Member of the Senate Committee on Finance, pursuant to Public Law 106-
170, announced the appointment of the following individuals to serve as 
members of the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Advisory Panel: Dr. 
Richard V. Burkhauser, of New York, for a term of two years, and Ms. 
Christine M. Griffin, of Massachusetts, for a term of four years. 
                                                             Page S2815
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Phil Boyer, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Federal Aviation 
Management Advisory Council for a term of two years. (New Position)
  Mildred Spiewak Dresselhaus, of Massachusetts, to be Director of the 
Office of Energy Research.
  James Donald Walsh, of California, to be Ambassador to Argentina.
  James L. Whigham, of Illinois, to be United States Marshal for the 
Northern District of Illinois for the term of four years vice Joseph 
George DiLeonardi, resigned.
  1 Marine Corps nomination in the rank of general.
Page S2815
Messages From the House:
  Page S2724
Measures Placed on Calendar:
  Page S2724
Communications:
  Pages S2724-26
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Pages S2726-27
Statements on Introduced Bills:
  Pages S2729-71
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S2771-72
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S2777-85
Notices of Hearings:
  Page S2785
Authority for Committees:
  Page S2785
Additional Statements:
  Pages S2719-24
Record Votes: Four record votes were taken today. (Total--85) 
                                                  Pages S2673-74, S2696
Adjournment: Senate convened at 10:32 a.m., and according to the 
provisions of H. Con. Res. 303, adjourned at 8:19 p.m., until 9:30 
a.m., on Tuesday, April 25, 2000. (For Senate's program, see the 
remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S2815.)

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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
APPROPRIATIONS--FOREIGN OPERATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Foreign Operations 
concluded hearings on proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2001 
for Foreign Operations, after receiving testimony from Madeleine K. 
Albright, Secretary of State.
NATIONAL READING PANEL
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human 
Services, and Education concluded hearings to examine the National 
Reading Panel report, focusing on scientific research-based reading 
instruction and its readiness for application in the classroom, after 
receiving testimony from Duane F. Alexander, Director, National 
Institute of Child Health and Human Services, Department of Health and 
Human Services; Kent McGuire, Assistant Secretary of Education for 
Educational Research and Improvement; and Donald N. Langenberg, 
University System of Maryland, Adelphi, on behalf of the National 
Reading Panel.
IRS REFORM
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Treasury and General 
Government concluded hearings to examine certain Internal Revenue 
Service reform issues, focusing on paperless filing and the return-free 
tax filing system as it relates to the Internal Revenue Service's 
mandate under the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998, after 
receiving testimony from Charles O. Rossotti, Commissioner, Internal 
Revenue Service, and Leonard E. Burman, Deputy Assistant Secretary of 
Treasury, both of the Department of the Treasury.
APPROPRIATIONS--NASA
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on VA, HUD, and Independent 
Agencies concluded hearings on proposed budget estimates for fiscal 
year 2001 for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, after 
receiving testimony from Daniel S. Goldin, Administrator, NASA.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported 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, Department of 
Energy.
DOD ANTHRAX VACCINE
Committee on Armed Services: Committee held hearings to examine issues 
relating to the implementation of the Department of Defense anthrax 
vaccine immunization program, receiving testimony from Rear Adm. Lowell 
E. Jacoby, USN, Director of Intelligence, Office of the Joint Chiefs of 
Staff; Rudy de Leon, Deputy Secretary, David R. Oliver, Principal 
Deputy Under Secretary for Acquisition and Technology, and Maj. Gen. 
Randall L. West, USMC, Special Advisor to the Under Secretary for 
Personnel and Readiness, all of the Department of Defense; Lt. Gen. 
Ronald R. Blanck, USA, Surgeon General of the Army; and Carol R. 
Schuster, Associate Director, National Security Preparedness Issues, 
National Security and International Affairs Division, General 
Accounting Office.
  Hearings recessed subject to call.
SECURITIES MARKETS STRUCTURE
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded 
hearings on the evolution of the equity markets and the appropriate 
role of policymakers in this period of rapid change, focusing on 
implications of technology changes and the role of policymakers, after 
receiving testimony from Alan Greenspan, Chairman, Board of Governors, 
Federal Reserve System.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee ordered 
favorably reported the following business items:
  S. 1755, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to regulate 
interstate commerce in the use of mobile telephones, with an amendment 
in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 2340, to direct the National Institute of Standards and Technology 
to establish a program to support research and training in methods of 
detecting the use of performance-enhancing substances by athletes, with 
amendments;
  S. 1089, to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2000, 2001, and 
2002, for the United States Coast Guard, with an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute;
  S. 1482, to amend the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, with an 
amendment;
  S. 1911, to conserve Atlantic highly migratory species of fish, with 
an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  H.R. 1651, to amend the Fishermen's Protective Act of 1967 to extend 
the period during which reimbursement may be provided to owners of 
United States fishing vessels for costs incurred when such a vessel is 
seized and detained by a foreign country, with amendments;

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  S. 2327, to establish a Commission on Ocean Policy;
  S. 1407, to authorize appropriations for the Technology 
Administration of the Department of Commerce for fiscal years 2000, 
2001, and 2002, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 1639, to authorize appropriations for carrying out the Earthquake 
Hazards Reduction Act of 1977, for the National Weather Service and 
Related Agencies, and for the United States Fire Administration for 
fiscal years 2000, 2001, and 2002, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute;
  S. 1912, to facilitate the growth of electronic commerce and enable 
the electronic commerce market to continue its current growth rate and 
realize its full potential, to signal strong support of the electronic 
commerce market by promoting its use within Federal government agencies 
and small and medium-sized businesses;
  S. 2046, to reauthorize the Next Generation Internet Act, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 442, to authorize the Secretary of Transportation to issue a 
certificate of documentation with appropriate endorsement for 
employment in the coastwise trade for the vessel LOOKING GLASS;
  S. 1261, to authorize the Secretary of Transportation to issue a 
certificate of documentation with appropriate endorsement for 
employment in the coastwise trade for the vessel YANKEE;
  S. 1613, to authorize the Secretary of Transportation to issue a 
certificate of documentation with appropriate endorsement for 
employment in the coastwise trade for the vessel VICTORY OF BURNHAM;
  S. 1614, to authorize the Secretary of Transportation to issue a 
certificate of documentation with appropriate endorsement for 
employment in the coastwise trade for the vessel LUCKY DOG;
  S. 1615, to authorize the Secretary of Transportation to issue a 
certificate of documentation with appropriate endorsement for 
employment in the coastwise trade for the vessel ENTERPRIZE;
  S. 1779, to authorize the Secretary of Transportation to issue a 
certificate of documentation with appropriate endorsement with 
appropriate endorsement for employment in the coastwise trade for the 
vessel M/V SANDPIPER;
  S. 1853, to authorize the Secretary of Transportation to issue a 
certificate of documentation with appropriate endorsement for 
employment in the coastwise trade for the vessel FRITHA; and
  The nominations of Robert Clarke Brown, of Ohio, John Paul 
Hammerschmidt, of Arkansas, and Norman Y. Mineta, of California, each 
to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington 
Airports Authority, Carol Jones Carmody, of Louisiana, and John Goglia, 
of Massachusetts, each to be a Member of the National Transportation 
Safety Board, Vice Adm. Thomas H. Collins, U.S. Coast Guard, to be Vice 
Commandant, with the Grade of Vice Admiral, Rear Adm. Ernest R. Riutta, 
U.S. Coast Guard, to be Commander, Pacific Area, with the Grade of Vice 
Admiral, and certain promotion lists in the United States Coast Guard.
NATURAL DISASTER PROTECTION AND INSURANCE
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded 
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, 
after receiving testimony from Stuart E. Eizenstat, Deputy Secretary of 
the Treasury; David L. Keating, National Taxpayers Union, Alexandria, 
Virginia; Franklin W. Nutter, Reinsurance Association of America, 
Washington, DC; Travis Plunkett, Consumer Federation of America, 
Arlington, Virginia; Jack F. Weber, Home Insurance Federation of 
America, Potomac Halls, Virginia; Charles T. Brown, Baker, Wellman, 
Brown Insurance and Financial Services, Kennett, Missouri, on behalf of 
the Independent Insurance Agents of America; and Scott A. Gilliam, 
Cincinnati Insurance Companies, Fairfield, Ohio.
ELECTRIC POWER
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee resumed hearings 
on S. 2098, to facilitate the transition to more competitive and 
efficient electric power markets, and to ensure electric reliability, 
S. 2071, to benefit electricity consumers by promoting the reliability 
of the bulk-power system, 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. 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 market, S. 1047, to provide for a more competitive electric power 
industry, S. 516, to benefit consumers by promoting competition in the 
electric power industry, S. 282, to provide that no electric utility 
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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, receiving testimony from Senator Jeffords; Representative 
Barton; New Hampshire State Senator Clifton Below, Concord, on behalf 
of the National Conference of State Legislatures; Benjamin Montoya, 
Public Service Company of New Mexico, Albuquerque, on behalf of the 
Edison Electric Institute; Joseph E. Ronan, Jr., Calpine Corporation, 
San Jose, California, on behalf of the Electric Power Supply 
Association; Ron Moeller, Cargill Corporation, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 
on behalf of the Electricity Consumers Resource Council; Gary 
Zimmerman, Michigan Municipal Electric Association and Michigan Public 
Power Agency, Lansing, on behalf of the American Public Power 
Association; Glenn English, National Rural Electric Cooperative 
Association, Washington, DC; and Alan J. Nogee, Union of Concerned 
Scientists, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  Hearings will resume on Thursday, April 27.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee ordered favorably 
reported the following business items:
  S. 522, to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to improve 
the quality of beaches and coastal recreation water, with an amendment 
in the nature of a substitute;
  H.R. 999, to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to improve 
the quality of coastal recreation waters;
  S. 2370, to designate the Federal Building located at 500 Pearl 
Street in New York City, New York, as the ``Daniel Patrick Moynihan 
United States Courthouse'';
  H.R. 2412, to designate the Federal building and United States 
courthouse located at 1300 South Harrison Street in Fort Wayne, 
Indiana, as the ``E. Ross Adair Federal Building and United States 
Courthouse'';
  S. 2297, to reauthorize the Water Resources Research Act of 1984; and
  The nomination of Edward McGaffigan, Jr., of Virginia, to be a Member 
of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee ordered favorably reported 
the following business items:
  Convention On Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of 
Intercountry Adoption, Adopted and Opened for Signature at the 
Conclusion of the Seventeenth Session of the Hague Conference on 
Private International Law on May 29, 1993, with 6 declarations. (Treaty 
Doc. 105-51)
  S. 682, to implement the Hague Convention on Protection of Children 
and Co-operation in Respect of Intercounty Adoption, with an amendment 
in the nature of a substitute;
  S. Res. 271, regarding the human rights situation in the People's 
Republic of China, with amendments;
  S. Res. 272, expressing the sense of the Senate that the United 
States should remain actively engaged in southeastern Europe to promote 
long-term peace, stability, and prosperity; continue to vigorously 
oppose the brutal regime of Slobodan Milosevic while supporting the 
efforts of the democratic opposition and fully implement the Stability 
Pact, with amendments;
  S. Res. 287, expressing the sense of the Senate regarding U.S. policy 
toward Libya;
  S. Res. 289, expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the human 
rights situation in Cuba;
  S. Con. Res. 81, expressing the sense of the Congress that the 
Government of the People's Republic of China should immediately release 
Rabiya Kadeer, her secretary, and her son, and permit them to move to 
the United States if they so desire;
  S. Con. Res. 98, urging compliance with the Hague Convention on the 
Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction;
  H.R. 3707, to authorize funds for the site selection and construction 
of a facility in Taipei, Taiwan suitable for the mission of the 
American Institute in Taiwan, with amendments; and
  The nominations of Carey Cavanaugh, of Florida for the rank of 
Ambassador during his tenure of service as Special Negotiator for 
Nagorno-Karabakh and New Independent States Regional Conflicts, 
Christopher Robert Hill, of Rhode Island, to be Ambassador to the 
Republic of Poland, Thomas G. Weston, of Michigan, for the rank of 
Ambassador during his tenure of service as Special Coordinator for 
Cyprus, Donald Arthur Mahley, of Virginia, for the rank of Ambassador 
during his tenure of service as Special Negotiator for Chemical and 
Biological Arms Control Issues, Gregory G. Govan, of Virginia, for the 
rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as Chief U.S. Delegate 
to the Joint Consultative Group, Gary A. Barron, of Florida, to be a 
Member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment 
Corporation, all of the Department of State, and certain Foreign 
Service Officer promotion lists.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
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  S. 2058, to extend filing deadlines for applications for adjustment 
of status of certain Cuban, Nicaraguan, and Haitian nationals; and
  S. 2367, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to make 
improvements to, and permanently authorize, the visa waiver pilot 
program under the Act.
  Also, Committee approved a resolution of issuance of subpoenas 
regarding the appointment of an Independent Counsel pursuant to Rule 
26.
MOTHER TERESA RELIGIOUS WORKERS ACT
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Immigration concluded 
hearings on S. 2406, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to 
provide permanent authority for entry into the United States of certain 
religious workers, after receiving testimony from Archbishop Adam 
Cardinal Maida, Detroit, Michigan, on behalf of the United States 
Catholic Conference Committee on Migration; Rabbi Steven Weil, Oak 
Park, Michigan, on behalf of the Council of Orthodox Rabbis and 
Rabbinical Council of America and the Orthodox Union; and Ralph W. 
Hardy, Jr., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Washington, 
DC.
PENSION ASSETS PROTECTION
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee 
concluded hearings to examine issues dealing with protecting pension 
assets in personal bankruptcy, the Employee Retirement Income Security 
Act, and on certain provisions of H.R. 833, to amend title 11 of the 
United States Code (Bankruptcy Reform), after receiving testimony from 
Leslie B. Kramerich, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Pension 
and Welfare Benefits Administration; Bruce A. Markell, University of 
Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law; Virginia Tierney, 
American Association for Retired Persons, and James S. Ray, Connerton 
and Ray, on behalf of the AFL-CIO, both of Washington, DC; Scott J. 
Macey, Actuarial Sciences Associates, on behalf of the ERISA Industry 
Committee; and Ned Burmeister, Trustar Retirement Services, Wilmington, 
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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Bills Introduced: 81 public bills, H.R. 4265-4345; and 11 resolutions, 
H. Con. Res. 307-312 and H. Res. 477-481, were introduced. 
                                                         Pages H2336-40
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 3244, to combat trafficking of persons, especially into the sex-
trade, slavery, and slavery-like conditions in the United States and 
countries around the world through prevention, through prosecution and 
enforcement against traffickers, and through protection and assistance 
to victims of trafficking, amended (H. Rept. 106-487, Pt. 2);
  H.R. 3646, a private bill, for the relief of certain Persian Gulf 
evacuees (H. Rept. 106-580);
  H.R. 3363, a private bill, for the relief of Akal Security, 
Incorporated (H. Rept. 106-581).
  H. Res. 443, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives 
with regard to the centennial of the raising of the United States flag 
in American Samoa, amended (H. Rept. 106-582);
  H.R. 1509, to authorize the Disabled Veterans' LIFE Memorial 
Foundation to establish a memorial in the District of Columbia or its 
environs to honor veterans who became disabled while serving in the 
Armed Forces of the United States (H. Rept. 106-583);
  H.R. 2932, to authorize the Golden Spike/Crossroads of the West 
National Heritage Area, amended (H. Rept. 106-584);
  H.R. 3293, to amend the law that authorized the Vietnam Veterans 
Memorial to authorize the placement within the site of the memorial of 
a plaque to honor those Vietnam veterans who died after their service 
in the Vietnam war, but as a direct result of that service, amended (H. 
Rept. 106-585);
  H.R. 1901, to designate the United States border station located in 
Pharr, Texas, as the ``Kika de la Garza United States Border Station'' 
(H. Rept. 106-586);
  H.R. 1729, to designate the Federal facility located at 1301 Emmet 
Street in Charlottesville, Virginia, as the ``Pamela B. Gwin Hall'' (H. 
Rept. 106-587);
  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. Rept. 106-588); and
  H.R. 1405, to designate the Federal building located at 143 West 
Liberty Street, Medina, Ohio, as the ``Donald J. Pease Federal 
Building'' (H. Rept. 106-589).
  H.R. 317, to direct the Administrator of General Services to convey a 
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Columbia to be used for construction of the National Health Museum, 
amended (H. Rept. 106-590); and
  H.R. 3069, to authorize the Administrator of General Services to 
provide for redevelopment of the Southeast Federal Center in the 
District of Columbia, amended (H. Rept. 106-591).
Page H2336
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Rabbi 
Jacob J. Schachter of New York, New York.
  Page H2241
Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal of 
Wednesday, April 12 by a yea and nay vote of 365 yeas to 49 nays with 1 
voting ``present'', Roll No. 123.
  Pages H2241-42
Congressional Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year 2001: The House agreed 
to the conference report on 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 by a yea 
and nay vote of 220 yeas to 208 nays, Roll No. 125.
  Pages H2249-58
  H. Res. 474, the rule that provided for consideration of the 
concurrent resolution was agreed to by a yea and nay vote of 221 yeas 
to 205 nays, Roll No. 124.
Pages H2242-49
Committee on Rules Resolutions: Agreed that the following resolutions 
be laid on the table: H. Res. 356, H. Res. 375, H. Res. 382, and H. 
Res. 383.
  Page H2259
Date Certain Tax Code Replacement Act: The House passed H.R. 4199, to 
terminate the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 by a yea and nay vote of 
229 yeas to 187 nays, Roll No. 127.
  Pages H2267-82
  Pursuant to the rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute 
consisting of the text of H.R. 4230, Date Certain Tax Code Replacement 
Act, was considered as adopted.
Page H2268
  Rejected the Rangel motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on 
Ways and Means with instructions to report it back forthwith with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute that requires comprehensive 
reform of the tax code by July 4, 2004 by a yea and nay vote of 191 
yeas to 228 nays, Roll No. 126.
Pages H2277-82
  H. Res. 473, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was 
agreed to by a voice vote.
Pages H2259-67
Rural Local Broadcast Signal Act: The House passed H.R. 3615, to amend 
the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 to ensure improved access to the 
signals of local television stations by multichannel video providers to 
all households which desire such service in unserved and underserved 
rural areas by December 31, 2006 by a yea and nay vote of 375 yeas to 
37 nays, Roll No. 128.
  Pages H2283-H2302
  Pursuant to the order of the House, in lieu of the amendments 
recommended by the Committees on Agriculture and Commerce now printed 
in the bill, the amendment in the nature of a substitute sent to the 
desk by the Chairman Dreier, Chairman of the Committee on Rules, was 
considered as adopted. Subsequently, during general debate, the House 
agreed to the Goodlatte unanimous consent request that the amendment in 
the nature of a substitute considered as adopted under the previous 
order of the House be the amendment in the nature of a substitute that 
Representative Goodlatte had placed at the desk.
Pages H2283, H2292
  The bill was considered pursuant to an earlier unanimous consent 
order of the House and H. Res. 475, a rule to provide for consideration 
of the bill was laid on the table.
Page H2258
Radio Broadcasting Preservation Act: The House passed H.R. 3439, to 
prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from establishing rules 
authorizing the operation of new, low power FM radio stations by a 
recorded vote of 274 ayes to 110 noes, Roll No. 130. Agreed to amend 
the title.
  Pages H2302-18
  Agreed to the Committee on Commerce amendment in the nature of a 
substitute made in order by the rule.
Page H2317
  Rejected the Barrett of Wisconsin amendment that sought to allow the 
Federal Communications Commission to modify the rules to eliminate or 
reduce the minimum distance separations for third-adjacent channels six 
months after the Commission submits a study to Congress that examines 
whether low-power FM radio stations result in harmful interference to 
existing stations (rejected by a recorded vote of 142 ayes to 245 noes, 
Roll No. 129).
Pages H2311-17
  The bill was considered pursuant to an earlier unanimous consent 
order of the House; and H. Res. 472, a rule to provide for 
consideration of the bill was laid on the table.
Pages H2258-59
Resignations--Appointments: Agreed that notwithstanding any adjournment 
of the House until Tuesday, May 2, 2000, the Speaker, Majority Leader, 
and Minority Leader be authorized to accept resignations and to make 
appointments authorized by law or by the House.
  Page H2318
Calendar Wednesday: Agreed that the business in order under the 
calendar Wednesday rule be dispensed with on Wednesday, May 3, 2000. 
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Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he 
designated Representatives Wolf or if not available Representative 
Morella to act as Speaker pro tempore to sign enrolled bills and joint 
resolutions through May 2.
  Page H2319
Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate today appear on 
pages H2242, H2283, and H2319.
Referrals: S.J. Res. 40, S.J. Res. 41, and S.J. Res. 42 were referred 
to the Committee on House Administration.
  Page H2334
Quorum Calls--Votes: Six yea and nay votes and two recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages 
H2241-42, H2248-49, H2258, H2281-82, H2282, H2301-02, H2317, and H2318. 
There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10:00 a.m. and pursuant to the provisions 
of H.Con.Res. 303, the House adjourned at 9:45 p.m. until 12:30 p.m. on 
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Committee Meetings
HASS AVOCADO PROMOTION, RESEARCH, AND INFORMATION ACT; ANIMAL WELFARE 
ACT AMENDMENTS
Committee on Agriculture: Subcommittee on Livestock and Horticulture 
approved for full Committee action, as amended, the following bills: 
H.R. 2962, Hass Avocado Promotion, Research, and Information Act; and 
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.
  Prior to this action, the Subcommittee held a hearing on H.R. 2962. 
Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
FOREIGN OPERATIONS, EXPORT FINANCING AND RELATED PROGRAMS 
APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export 
Financing, and Related Programs held a hearing on the Secretary of the 
Treasury. Testimony was heard from Lawrence H. Summers, Secretary of 
the Treasury.
LABOR-HHS-EDUCATION APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human 
Services, and Education held a hearing on the SSA and the U.S. 
Institute of Peace. Testimony was heard from Kenneth S. Apfel, 
Commissioner, SSA; and Chester A. Crocker, Chairman, U.S. Institute of 
Peace.
VA, HUD AND INDEPENDENT AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on VA, HUD and Independent 
Agencies continued appropriation hearings. Testimony was heard from 
public witnesses.
NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT
Committee on Armed Services, Special Oversight Panel on Merchant Marine 
approved recommendations to the committee on H.R. 4205, National 
Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001.
NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT
Committee on Armed Services: Special Oversight Panel on Morale, Welfare 
and Recreation approved recommendations to the committee on H.R. 4205, 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001.
NTSB RAPIDRAFT PAYMENT SYSTEM ABUSE
Committee on the Budget: Housing and Infrastructure Task Force held a 
hearing on Abuse of the NTSB Rapidraft Payment System. Testimony was 
heard from Kenneth M. Mead, Inspector General, Department of 
Transportation; and James E. Hall, Chairman, National Transportation 
Safety Board.
U.S. ENRICHMENT CORPORATION PRIVATIZATION--IMPACT ON DOMESTIC URANIUM 
INDUSTRY
Committee on Commerce: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations 
held a hearing to review U.S. Enrichment Corporation privatization and 
its impact on the domestic uranium industry. Testimony was heard from 
Gary Gensler, Under Secretary, Department of the Treasury; Ernest J. 
Moniz, Under Secretary, Department of Energy; Carl Paperiello, Deputy 
Executive Director, Materials, Research, and State Programs, NRC; and 
public witnesses.
RELIGIOUS BROADCASTING FREEDOM ACT; NONCOMMERCIAL BROADCASTING FREEDOM 
OF EXPRESSION ACT
Committee on Commerce: Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade, and 
Consumer Protection held a hearing on the following bills: H.R. 3525, 
Religious Broadcasting Freedom Act; and H.R. 4201, Noncommercial 
Broadcasting Freedom of Expression Act of 2000. Testimony was heard 
from the following Commissioners of the FCC: Harold W. Furchtgott-Roth; 
and Gloria Tristani; and public witnesses.

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EDUCATION OPTIONS ACT
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Ordered reported, as amended, 
H.R. 4141, Education Opportunities To Protect and Invest In Our 
Nation's Students (Education OPTIONS) Act.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on International Relations: Ordered reported, as amended, the 
following bills: H.R. 4022, Russian Anti-Ship Missile Nonproliferation 
Act; and H.R. 3680, to amend the National Defense Authorization Act for 
Fiscal Year 1998 with respect to the adjustment of composite 
theoretical performance levels of high performance computers.
  The Committee also favorably considered the following measures and 
adopted a motion urging the Chairman to request that they be considered 
on the Suspension Calendar: H. Res. 464, expressing the sense of 
Congress on international recognition of Israel's Magen David Adom 
Society and its symbol the Red Shield of David; H. Res. 449, 
congratulating the people of Senegal on the success of the multi-party 
electoral process; H.R. 4251, Congressional Oversight of Nuclear 
Transfers to North Korea Act; H. Con. Res. 304, Expressing the 
condemnation of the continued egregious violations of human rights in 
the Republic of Belarus, the lack of progress toward the establishment 
of democracy and the rule of law in Belarus, calling on President 
Alyaksandr Lukashenka's regime to engage in negotiations with the 
representatives of the opposition and to restore the constitutional 
rights of the Belarusian people, and calling on the Russian Federation 
to respect the sovereignty of Belarus; H.R. 3879, amended, Sierra Leone 
Peace Support Act; and H. Con. Res. 295, amended, relating to 
continuing human rights violations and political oppression in the 
Socialist Republic of Vietnam 25 years after the fall of South Vietnam 
to Communist forces.
CHILDREN'S RIGHTS IN CUBA
Committee on International Relations: Subcommittee on International 
Operations and Human Rights held a hearing on Children's Rights in 
Cuba. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
JUSTICE FOR VICTIMS OF TERRORISM ACT
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims held 
a hearing on H.R. 3485, Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act. Testimony 
was heard from public witnesses.
GUAM MEASURES
Committee on Resources: Held a hearing on the following bills: H.R. 
755, Guam War Restitution Act; and H.R. 2462, Guam Omnibus 
Opportunities Act. Testimony was heard from Lisa Guide, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary, Policy and International Affairs, Department of 
the Interior; former Delegate Ben Blaz of Guam; and a public witness.
SHARK FINNING PROHIBITION ACT
Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, 
Wildlife and Oceans held a hearing on H.R. 3535, Shark Finning 
Prohibition Act. Testimony was heard from Representative Cunningham; 
Andrew Rosenberg, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, Department of Commerce; and public 
witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands 
approved for full Committee action the following bills: H.R. 2773, 
amended, Wekiva Wild and Scenic River Act; H.R. 2950, amended, Oregon 
Land Exchange Act of 1999; H.R. 2778, amended, 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.
WIRELESS INTERNET TECHNOLOGY
Committee on Science: Subcommittee on Technology held a hearing on 
Wireless Internet Technology. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.
OSHA'S PROPOSED ERGONOMICS
Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform and 
Paperwork Reduction held a hearing on OSHA's Proposed Ergonomics 
Standard and its Impact on Small Business. Testimony was heard from 
Charles N. Jeffress, Administrator, Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration, Department of Labor; and public witnesses.
VETERANS' LEGISLATION
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Benefits held a 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 
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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. Testimony was heard from Representatives 
Stupak and Snyder; the following officials of the Department of 
Veterans Affairs: Gary Roselle, M.D., Program Director, Infectious 
Diseases, Medical Center, Cincinnati; Nora Egan, Deputy Under 
Secretary, Management; and John McCourt, Deputy Director, Compensation 
and Pension Service; representatives of veterans organizations; and 
public witnesses.
FUNDAMENTAL TAX REFORM
Committee on Ways and Means: Concluded hearings on fundamental tax 
reform. Testimony was heard from Representative Portman; and public 
witnesses.
MANAGING INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY PERSONNEL RESOURCES
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Met in executive session to 
hold a hearing on Building Capabilities: The Challenges of Managing 
Intelligence Community Personnel Resources. Testimony was heard from 
departmental witnesses.

Joint Meetings
2001 BUDGET
  Conferees on Wednesday, April 12, agreed to file a conference report 
on the differences between the Senate and House passed versions of 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 
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                     COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

                             APRIL 14, 2000

                                 Senate

  No meetings/hearings scheduled.


                            House Committees

  Committee on Government Reform, April 20, hearing on ``White House 
E-Mails: Mismanagement of Subpoenaed Records--Day 3'', 11 a.m., 2154 
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                      CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

                Week of April 17 through April 22, 2000

                             Senate Chamber

  Senate will not be in session.


                           Senate Committees

  No meetings/hearings scheduled.


                             House Chamber

  House will not be in session.


                            House Committees

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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                      9:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 25

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Tuesday: Senate will continue consideration of the motion 
to proceed to the consideration of S.J. Res. 3, Victim's Rights.
  At. 2:15 p.m., Senate will vote on the motion to close further debate 
on the motion to proceed to S.J. Res. 3, Victim's Rights. If cloture is 
not invoked, Senate will then vote on the motion to close further 
debate on H.R. 6, Marriage Tax Penalty.
  (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
                       12:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 2

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Tuesday: To be announced.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Ackerman, Gary L., N.Y., E589
Aderholt, Robert B., Ala., E589
Baca, Joe, Calif., E591
Baldwin, Tammy, Wisc., E579
Ballenger, Cass, N.C., E583
Barr, Bob, Ga., E574, E575, E580
Bliley, Tom, Va., E569, E581, E583
Boehlert, Sherwood L., N.Y., E571
Boehner, John A., Ohio, E569
Clay, William (Bill), Mo., E566
Clement, Bob, Tenn., E559, E562, E591
Conyers, John, Jr., Mich., E564
Cox, Christopher, Calif., E583
Cummings, Elijah E., Md., E571
Cunningham, Randy ``Duke'', Calif., E583
Davis, Thomas M., Va., E572, E574, E581
DeGette, Diana, Colo., E577
Dixon, Julian C., Calif., E584
Emerson, Jo Ann, Mo., E586
Ewing, Thomas W., Ill., E569
Frelinghuysen, Rodney P., N.J., E566
Gekas, George W., Pa., E562
Gilman, Benjamin A., N.Y., E559, E561, E563, E566, E568
Goodling, William F., Pa., E588
Hefley, Joel, Colo., E578
Herger, Wally, Calif., E590
Hooley, Darlene, Ore., E587
Inslee, Jay, Wash., E567, E571
Johnson, Sam, Tex., E584
Jones, Walter B., N.C., E576, E581
Kildee, Dale E., Mich., E567
Kucinich, Dennis J., Ohio, E581, E584
Lantos, Tom, Calif., E570, E582
Larson, John B., Conn., E578
Lee, Barbara, Calif., E560, E562
Levin, Sander M., Mich., E571
Lewis, Jerry, Calif., E589
McCarthy, Carolyn, N.Y., E590
McCarthy, Karen, Mo., E573, E575, E579
McGovern, James P., Mass., E576
Meehan, Martin T., Mass., E588
Meek, Carrie P., Fla., E586
Menendez, Robert, N.J., E573, E574, E579
Miller, George, Calif., E570
Minge, David, Minn., E587
Moran, James P., Va., E559
Morella, Constance A., Md., E565
Napolitano, Grace F., Calif., E581
Pastor, Ed, Ariz., E584
Pelosi, Nancy, Calif., E579
Porter, John Edward, Ill., E569
Ramstad, Jim, Minn., E564
Romero-Barcelo, Carlos A., Puerto Rico, E582
Roybal-Allard, Lucille, Calif., E584, E584
Ryan, Paul, Wisc., E579
Sanchez, Loretta, Calif., E586
Schakowsky, Janice D., Ill., E583
Skelton, Ike, Mo., E559, E562
Smith, Adam, Wash., E571
Stupak, Bart, Mich., E588
Sweeney, John E., N.Y., E589
Talent, James M., Mo., E560
Taylor, Charles H., N.C., E563, E565
Thompson, Mike, Calif., E560
Udall, Tom, N.M., E585
Velazquez, Nydia M., N.Y., E585
Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E572, E573, E575, E580
Weller, Jerry, Ill., E573, E577
Woolsey, Lynn C., Calif., E568
Young, Don, Alaska, E561 



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