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[Daily Digest] [Pages D633-D636] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Wednesday, June 21, 2000 [[Page D633]] Daily Digest HIGHLIGHTS House Committees ordered reported 17 sundry measures. The House failed to pass H.J. Res. 90, withdrawal of the United States from the WTO. The House passed H.R. 4635, VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies Appropriations. Senate Chamber Action Routine Proceedings, pages S5479-S5581 Measures Introduced: Seven bills were introduced, as follows: S. 2759- 2765. Pages S5555-56 Measures Reported: Reports were made as follows: H.R. 642, to redesignate the Federal building located at 701 South Santa Fe Avenue in Compton, California, and known as the Compton Main Post Office, as the ``Mervyn Malcolm Dymally Post Office Building''. H.R. 643, to redesignate the Federal building located at 10301 South Compton Avenue, in Los Angeles, California, and known as the Watts Finance Office, as the ``Augustus F. Hawkins Post Office Building''. H.R. 1666, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service at 200 East Pinckney Street in Madison, Florida, as the ``Captain Colin P. Kelly, Jr. Post Office''. H.R. 2307, to designate the building of the United States Postal Service located at 5 Cedar Street in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, as the ``Thomas J. Brown Post Office Building''. H.R. 2357, to designate the United States Post Office located at 3675 Warrensville Center Road in Shaker Heights, Ohio, as the ``Louise Stokes Post Office''. H.R. 2460, to designate the United States Post Office located at 125 Border Avenue West in Wiggins, Mississippi, as the ``Jay Hanna `Dizzy' Dean Post Office''. H.R. 2591, to designate the United States Post Office located at 713 Elm Street in Wakefield, Kansas, as the ``William H. Avery Post Office''. H.R. 2952, to redesignate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 Orchard Park Drive in Greenville, South Carolina, as the ``Keith D. Oglesby Station''. H.R. 3018, to designate the United States Post Office located at 557 East Bay Street in Charleston, South Carolina, as the ``Marybelle H. Howe Post Office''. H.R. 3699, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 8409 Lee Highway in Merrifield, Virginia, as the ``Joel T. Broyhill Postal Building''. H.R. 3701, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3118 Washington Boulevard in Arlington, Virginia, as the ``Joseph L. Fisher Post Office Building''. H.R. 4241, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1818 Milton Avenue in Janesville, Wisconsin, as the ``Les Aspin Post Office Building''. S. 2043, to designate the United States Post Office building located at 3101 West Sunflower Avenue in Santa Ana, California, as the ``Hector G. Godinez Post Office Building''. Page S5555 Foreign Operations Appropriations: Senate continued consideration of the motion to proceed to the consideration of S. 2522, making appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto: Pages S5482-S5547 Adopted: Leahy (for Harkin) Amendment No. 3499, to provide funds for the Secretary of State for transfer to the Department of Labor for the administration of the demobilization and rehabilitation of children soldiers in Colombia. Pages S5484-86 [[Page D634]] Leahy Amendment No. 3500, to require the Secretary of State to submit a report concerning human rights in Colombia. Pages S5484-86 Leahy Amendment No. 3501, to provide not less than $35,000,000 for programs for the prevention, treatment, control of, and research on tuberculosis; and not less than $50,000,000 for the prevention, treatment, control of, and research on malaria. Pages S5484-86 Leahy Amendment No. 3502, to remove Panama from the list of countries subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations. Pages S5484-86 Leahy Amendment No. 3503, to provide not less than $1,200,000 to assist blind children. Pages S5484-86 Leahy Amendment No. 3504, to require certification that the use of certain herbicides are safe and nontoxic to human health, and that such herbicide does not contaminate ground or surface water, prior to making funding available. Pages S5484-86 McConnell Amendment No. 3505, to provide not more than $340,000,000 for expenses incurred by the Department of Defense during fiscal year 2001 pursuant to section 43(B) of the Arms Export Control Act. Pages S5484-86 McConnell Amendment No. 3506, to prohibit selling, or making available, Stinger ground-to-air missiles to any country bordering the Persian Gulf, unless replacing, on a one-for-one basis, previously furnished Stinger missiles nearing the scheduled expiration of their shelf-life. Pages S5484-86 McConnell/Leahy Amendment No. 3507, to require the Secretary of the Treasury to withhold ten percent of the United States portion or payment to International Financial Institutions until certain implemented reforms are certified. Pages S5484-86 McConnell/Leahy Amendment No. 3508, to make certain funds available to support the National Albanian American Council's training program for Kosovar women. Pages S5484-86 McConnell (for Gregg) Amendment No. 3509, to make certain funds available for a joint project developed by the University of Pristina, Kosova and the Dartmouth Medical School, U.S.A., to help restore the primary care capabilities at the University of Pristina Medical School and in Kosova. Pages S5484-86 McConnell (for Shelby) Amendment No. 3510, to require the submittal to the congressional intelligence committees of reports on waivers relating to assistance to countries providing sanctuary to indicted war criminals. Pages S5484-86 Leahy (for Baucus/Roberts) Amendment No. 3511, to make available certain environmental assistance funds for the People's Republic of China. Pages S5484-86 McConnell (for Brownback) Amendment No. 3512, to make available certain funds for education and anti-corruption programs of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961. Pages S5484-86 McConnell (for Lott/Cochran) Amendment No. 3513, to make certain funds available for the Foundation for Environmental Security and Sustainability to support environmental threat assessments with interdisciplinary experts and academicians utilizing various technologies to address issues such as infectious disease, and other environmental indicators and warnings as they pertain to the security of an area. Pages S5484-86 Sessions Further Modified Amendment No. 3492, to require the Secretary of State to certify that the U.S. Government publicly supports the military and political efforts of the Government of, and the rule of law in, Colombia, prior to making assistance available under Plan Colombia. Pages S5483, S5508-09, S5510 McConnell (for Stevens) Amendment No. 3519, to provide that foreign military financing program funds estimated to be outlaid for Egypt during fiscal year 2001 shall be transferred to an interest bearing account for Egypt in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Pages S5510-11 McConnell (for Inhofe) Amendment No. 3528, to express the sense of the Senate regarding United States citizens held hostage in Colombia. Pages S5510-11 Leahy/Kennedy Amendment No. 3532, to provide that any national of Vietnam, Cambodia, or Laos who was paroled into the United States before October 1, 1997 shall be eligible to make an application for adjustment of status. Pages S5510-11 McConnell (for Domenici) Amendment No. 3529, to allocate development assistance funds for Habitat for Humanity International. Page S5520 Leahy (for Biden) Amendment No. 3536, expressing the sense of Congress with respect to the Nonproliferation, Antiterrorism, Demining, and Related Programs budget. Page S5520 Leahy (for Boxer) Amendment No. 3540, to express the sense of the Senate on the importance of combating mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. Page S5520 McConnell (for Frist) Amendment No. 3544, to require a report on the delivery of humanitarian assistance to Sudan. Page S5520 [[Page D635]] Leahy (for Wellstone) Amendment No. 3568, to allocate funds to combat trafficking in persons. Page S5520 McConnell (for Coverdell/Leahy) Modified Amendment No. 3521, to review U.S. relations with Peru and to support the restoration of democracy in Peru. Pages S5520-21 McConnell (for Abraham) Modified Amendment No. 3584, to increase assistance for Lebanon. Pages S5520-21 Subsequently, the amendment was further modified. Page S5532 McConnell (for McCain) Amendment No. 3495, to express the sense of the Senate concerning the violence, breakdown of rule of law, and troubled pre-election period in the Republic of Zimbabwe. Pages S5527-28 Leahy (for Bingaman) Amendment No. 3491, to express the sense of the Senate regarding the significance of the availability of certain funds under this Act for an acceleration of the accession of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Pages S5527-28 McConnell (for Brownback) Modified Amendment No. 3539, to authorize non-lethal, material assistance to protect civilians in Sudan from attacks, slave raids, and aerial bombardment. Pages S5527-28 McConnell Amendment No. 3553, to provide that funds made available as a U.S. contribution to the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Trust Fund shall be subject to the regular notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations. Pages S5531-32 Leahy (for Byrd) Amendment No. 3537, to make technical amendments to language limiting support for Plan Colombia. Pages S5531-32 McConnell (for Shelby) Amendment No. 3515, to make the limitation on assignment of United States personnel in Colombia inapplicable to certain intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government. Pages S5531-32 Leahy (for Reid) Modified Amendment No. 3546, to allocate funds for the Secretary of State to meet with representatives of countries with a high incidence of the practice of dowry deaths or honor killings to develop a strategy for ending the practices. Pages S5531-32 Leahy (for Reid) Modified Amendment No. 3547, to require that funding for the United States Agency for International Development be used to develop and integrate, where appropriate, educational programs aimed at eliminating the practice of female genital mutilation. Pages S5531-32 Leahy (for Reid) Modified Amendment No. 3549, to authorize the Secretary of State to determine the prevalence of the practice of female genital mutilation and to develop recommendations for eliminating the practice. Pages S5531-32 McConnell (for Chafee) Amendment No. 3545, to express the sense of the Senate that the United States should authorize and fully fund a bilateral and multilateral program of debt relief for the world's poorest countries. Pages S5531-32 Subsequently, adoption of the amendment was vitiated. Page S5536 McConnell (for Helms) Modified Amendment No. 3172, relating to support by the Russian Federation for Serbia. Pages S5531-32 Leahy (for Landrieu) Modified Amendment No. 3522, to provide for the rehabilitation of the transportation infrastructure of Bulgaria and Romania. Pages S5531-32 McConnell (for Dodd) Amendment No. 3527, to make certain funds available for the Peace Corps to bring fiscal year 2001 funding up to fiscal year 2000 levels. Pages S5530-31 McConnell (for Specter) Amendment No. 3588, to make available up to $1,000,000 to fund the Secretary of Defense to work with the appropriate authorities of the Cuban government to provide for greater cooperation, coordination, and other mutual assistance in the interdiction of illicit drugs being transported over Cuba airspace and waters. Pages S5532-33 McConnell (for Edwards) Amendment No. 3589, to provide emergency funding to the Department of Commerce and the Department of Agriculture to assist communities affected by Hurricane Floyd, Hurricane Dennis, or Hurricane Irene. Pages S5534-36 Rejected: Wellstone Amendment No. 3518, to provide additional funding for the substance abuse and mental health services. (By 89 yeas to 11 nays (Vote No. 138), Senate tabled the amendment.) Pages S5493-S5509 By 19 yeas to 79 nays (Vote No. 139), Gorton Amendment No. 3517, to reduce the amount of funds made available for South American and Caribbean counternarcotics activities. Pages S5511-15, S5525-26, S5528 By 47 yeas to 51 nays (Vote No. 140), Dodd/Lieberman Amendment No. 3524, to provide not less than $110,000,000 for procurement and support for helicopters to support missions to eradicate the cultivation and processing of illicit drugs in remote areas of Colombia. Pages S5515-20, S5526-27, S5528-29 Pending: Helms Amendment No. 3498, to require the United States to withhold assistance to Russia by an amount equal to the amount which Russia provides Serbia. Pages S5483-84, S5510 [[Page D636]] Nickles Amendment No. 3569, to provide that not less than $100,000,000 shall be made available by the Department of State to the Department of Justice for counter narcotic activity initiatives. Pages S5533-34 A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill and pending amendments, with certain amendments to be proposed thereto, on Thursday, June 22, 2000. Further, the Senate will proceed to vote on the motion to advance the bill to third reading; following which, the bill will then be placed back on the Senate calendar, awaiting the House companion bill. Pages S5533-34 Labor/HHS/Education Appropriations Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for consideration of H.R. 4577, making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, on Thursday, June 22, 2000. Page S5534 Messages From the House: Page S5554 Measures Read First Time: Page S5580 Communications: Pages S5554-55 Statements on Introduced Bills: Pages S5556-62 Additional Cosponsors: Pages S5562-63 Amendments Submitted: Pages S5563-80 Authority for Committees: Page S5580 Additional Statements: Pages S5552-54 Privileges of the Floor: Page S5580 Record Votes: Three record votes were taken today. (Total--140) Page S5509, S5528-29 Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m., and adjourned at 8:14 p.m., until 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, June 22, 2000. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S5581.)
[Daily Digest] [Pages D636-D638] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Committee Meetings (Committees not listed did not meet) COMMODITY FUTURES MODERNIZATION ACT Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Committee concluded joint hearings with Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on S. 2697, to reauthorize and amend the Commodity Exchange Act to promote legal certainty, enhance competition, and reduce systemic risk in markets for futures and over-the-counter derivatives, after receiving testimony from Lawrence H. Summers, Secretary of the Treasury; Alan Greenspan, Chairman, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System; Arthur Levitt, Chairman, United States Securities and Exchange Commission; and William J. Rainer, Chairman, Commodity Futures Trading Commission. LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded open and closed hearings to examine recent security failures at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, after receiving testimony from William B. Richardson, Secretary, T.J. Glauthier, Deputy Secretary, John C. Browne, Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Edward J. Curran, Director, Office of Counterintelligence, and Gen. Eugene E. Habiger, USAF (Ret.), Director, Office of Security and Emergency Operations, all of the Department of Energy. UNITED AIRLINES-US AIRWAYS MERGER Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee held hearings to examine the proposed United Airlines and US Airways merger, focusing on its effect on competition in the airline industry, and the likelihood it would trigger further industry consolidation, receiving testimony from Senator Collins; James E. Goodwin, United Airlines, Chicago, Illinois; Stephen M. Wolf, US Airways Group, Inc., Arlington, Virginia; Robert L. Johnson, DC Air, Washington, D.C.; and Joseph Leonard, AirTran Airways, Inc., Orlando, Florida. Hearings continue tomorrow. BUSINESS MEETING Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee ordered favorably reported S. 2071, to benefit electricity consumers by promoting the reliability of the bulk-power system, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. WATER AND POWER Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Water and Power concluded hearings on S. 1848, to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the design, planning, and construction of the Denver Water Reuse project, S. 1761, to direct the Secretary of the Interior, through the Bureau of Reclamation, to conserve and enhance the water supplies of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, S. 2301, to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the design, planning, and construction of the Lakehaven water reclamation project for the reclamation and reuse of water, S. [[Page D637]] 2400, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain water distribution facilities to the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, S. 2499, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project in the State of Pennsylvania, and S. 2594, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to contract with the Mancos Water Conservancy District to use the Mancos Project facilities for impounding, storage, diverting, and carriage of nonproject water for the purpose of irrigation, domestic, municipal, industrial, after receiving testimony from Representative Hinojosa; Eluid L. Martinez, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior; Wayne Halbert, Harlingen Irrigation District, Harlingen, Texas, on behalf of the Texas Irrigation Council; Sonia Kaniger, Cameron County Irrigation District #2, San Bonita, Texas; Beverly J. Tweddle, Lakehaven Utility District, Federal Way, Washington; Mary Hoddinott, Denver Water Board, Denver, Colorado; Eric Wilkinson, Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, Loveland; and Gary Kennedy, Mancos Water Conservancy District, Mancos, Colorado. MINE WASTE REMEDIATION Committee on Environment and Public Works: Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, and Drinking Water concluded hearings on S. 1787, to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to improve water quality on abandoned or inactive mined land, and the related recommendations of the Western Governors' Association, after receiving testimony from J. Charles Fox, Assistant Administrator for Water, Environmental Protection Agency; South Dakota Governor William J. Janklow, Pierre, on behalf of the Western Governors' Association; Katherine Kelly, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, and Jack Lyman, Idaho Mining Association, both of Boise; William B. Goodhard, Echo Bay Mines, Englewood, Colorado, on behalf of the National Mining Association; Sara Kendall, Western Organization of Resource Councils, Washington, D.C.; and David Gerard, Political Economy Research Center, Bozeman, Montana. NOMINATIONS Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded hearings on the nominations of John Edward Herbst, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Uzbekistan; Carlos Pascual, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to Ukraine; Lawrence George Rossin, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia; and Ross L. Wilson, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf. CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK SYSTEM Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded hearings to examine improvements to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, after receiving testimony from Senators Durbin and Thomas; former Senator Dole; David R. Loesch, Assistant Director in Charge, Criminal Justice Information Services Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice; Stuart Smith, Utah Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Criminal Identification, Salt Lake City; Max Schlueter, Vermont Department of Public Safety, Crime Information Center, Waterbury; and Robin Ball, Sharp Shooting Indoor Range, Spokane, Washington. CAMPAIGN FINANCE Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts concluded oversight hearings to examine certain issues relating to the 1996 campaign finance investigation, receiving testimony from Lee J. Radek, Chief, Public Integrity Section, Robert S. Litt, former Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General, Steven A. Mansfield, former Assistant United States Attorney, and Robert Conrad, Head of Campaign Finance Task Force, all of the Department of Justice; and Darryl Wold, Chairman, and Danny L. McDonald, Vice-Chairman, both of the Federal Election Commission. INTELLIGENCE Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee concluded joint closed hearings with the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on intelligence matters, after receiving testimony from officials of the intelligence community. H [[Page D638]]
[Daily Digest] [Pages D638-D639] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] House of Representatives Chamber Action Bills Introduced: 13 public bills, H.R. 4704-4716; and 3 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 358-360, were introduced. Pages H4816-17 Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows. Report on the Revised Suballocation of Budget Allocations for Fiscal Year 2001 (H. Rept. 106-686); Report submitted to the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence entitled Report of the Redmond Panel: Improving Counterintelligence Capabilities at the Department of Energy and the Los Alamos, Sandia, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories (H. Rept. 106-687). Page H4816 Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by Rev. Dr. Nelson Price of Marietta, Georgia. Page H4787 Withdrawal from the WTO: The House failed to pass H.J. Res. 90, withdrawing the approval of the United States from the Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization by a yea and nay vote of 56 yeas to 363 nays with 3 voting ``present'', Roll No. 320. Pages H4793-H4814, H4909 Agreed to H. Res. 528, the rule that provided for consideration of the joint resolution by a yea and nay vote of 343 yeas to 61 nays, Roll No. 298. Pages H4787-93 VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies Appropriations: The House passed H.R. 4635, making appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and for sundry independent agencies, boards, commissions, corporations, and offices for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000 by a yea and nay vote of 256 yeas to 169 nays, Roll No. 319. The bill was also considered on June 19. Pages H4823-H4909 Agreed To: Kelly amendment, debated on June 20, that increases funding for the Public Housing Operating Fund by $1 million and decreases HUD Management and Administration, Salaries and Expenses funding accordingly (agreed to by a recorded vote of 250 ayes to 170 noes, Roll No. 299); Pages H4861-62 Olver amendment that clarifies the prohibitions against the use of funding by the EPA to implement the Kyoto Protocol (agreed to by a recorded vote of 314 ayes to 108 noes, Roll No. 301); Pages H4824-41, H4863 Cummings amendment no. 33 printed in the Congressional Record that increases NASA university research center funding by $2.8 million and decreases Human Space Flight funding accordingly; Page H4848 Kaptur amendment that requires a report on the Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Centers at VA Medical Centers no later than March 30, 2001; Pages H4867-68 Collins amendment that stops the designation of any area as an ozone nonattainment area under the Clear Air Act until the Supreme Court renders a decision on the EPA air quality standards that were earlier stayed by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals; (agreed to by a recorded vote of 226 ayes to 199 noes, Roll No. 305); and Pages H4881-86, H4903 Hostettler amendment No. 24 printed in the Congressional Record that prohibits the use of any funding to administer the Communities for Safer Gun Coalition (agreed to by a recorded vote of 218 ayes to 207 noes, Roll No. 306). Pages H4887-93, H4903-04 Rejected: Hinchey amendment No. 22 printed in the Congressional Record, debated on June 20 that sought to increase funding for the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight by $4.7 million (rejected by a recorded vote of 207 ayes to 211 noes, Roll No. 300); Pages H4862-63 Saxton amendment that sought to increase funding for the National Estuary program by $33.9 million and decrease NASA funding accordingly; Page H4824 Roemer amendment No. 48 printed in the Congressional Record that sought to terminate the international space station program thereby reducing Human Space Flight funding by $1.8 billion and retaining $300 million for termination costs (rejected by a recorded vote of 98 ayes to 325 noes, Roll No. 302); Pages H4848-53, H4863-64 Hinchey amendment No. 23 printed in the Congressional Record that sought to prohibit funding to implement or administer the Veterans Equitable Resource Allocation system (rejected by a recorded vote of 145 ayes to 277 noes, Roll No. 303); Pages H4870-77, H4901-02 Hinchey amendment No. 35 printed in the Congressional Record, as modified, that sought to remove a limitation (in report language) on EPA's use of funding for dredging or other invasive sediment remediation technologies or enforcing drinking water standards for arsenic (rejected by a recorded vote of 208 ayes to 216 noes, Roll No. 304); Pages H4877-81, H4902-03 Nadler amendment No. 4 printed in the Congressional Record that sought to increase funding for the section 8 voucher program for housing assistance by $344 million and decrease funding for the international space station accordingly (rejected by recorded vote of 138 ayes to 286 noes, Roll No. 307); and Pages H4893-97, H4904-05 Hostettler amendment No. 25 printed in the Congressional Record that sought to prohibit any HUD [[Page D639]] funding to implement the provisions of the settlement with Smith & Wesson (rejected by a recorded vote of 206 ayes to 219 noes, Roll No. 308). Pages H4897-H4901, H4905 Points of order sustained against: Language on page 63 lines 4 through 9 in the bill that sought to deal with studies on drinking water contaminants; Page H4843 Boyd amendment that sought to increase FEMA disaster relief funding by $2.6 billion; Pages H4843-45 Language on page 67 lines 4 through 14 in the bill that sought to deal with emergency requirement designations; Page H4845 Mollohan amendment No. 39 printed in the Congressional Record that sought to increase NASA funding by $322.7 million; Pages H4853-57 Holt amendment that sought to increase funding for the National Science Foundation by $528 million; and Pages H4857-61 Edwards amendment that sought to increase Veterans Administration medical care and research funding by $535 million. Pages H4868-70 Withdrawn: Bilirakis amendment No. 14 printed in the Congressional Record was offered and subsequently withdrawn that sought to make $2 million available for the purposes of the National Hazardous Waste and Superfund Ombudsman; and Pages H4841-43 Pascrell amendment was offered and subsequently withdrawn that sought to make available funding for a program to inform veterans on the benefits and services available to them. Page H4887 Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on pages H4818-21. Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea and nay votes and ten recorded votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H4792-93, H4861-62, H4862-63, H4863, H4863-64, H4901-02, H4902-03, H4903, H4904, H4904-05, H4905, H4908-09, and H4909. There were no quorum calls. Adjournment: The House met at 9:00 a.m. and adjourned at midnight.
[Daily Digest] [Pages D639-D640] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Committee Meetings USDA'S EXPORT AND MARKET PROMOTION PROGRAMS Committee on Agriculture: Held a hearing to review the USDA's export and market promotion programs. Testimony was heard from Dan Glickman, Secretary of Agriculture. CHINA--STRATEGIC INTENTIONS AND GOALS Committee on Armed Services: Held a hearing on the strategic intentions and goals of China. Testimony was heard from public witnesses. HOUSING FINANCE REGULATORY IMPROVEMENT ACT Committee on Banking and Financial Services: Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities and Government Sponsored Enterprises concluded hearings on improving regulation of housing Government Sponsored Enterprises, focusing on H.R. 3703, Housing Finance Regulatory Improvement Act. Testimony was heard from public witnesses. WEALTH THROUGH THE WORKPLACE ACT Committee on Education and the Workforce: Ordered reported, as amended, H.R. 3462, Wealth Through the Workplace Act of 1999. FORCE PROTECTION Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs, and International Relations held a hearing on Force Protection: Current Individual Protective Equipment. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of Defense: Donald Mancuso, Deputy Inspector General; Robert J. Lieberman, Assistant Inspector General; Carol L. Levy, Deputy Director, Defense Criminal Investigative Service; Brig. Gen. Daniel G. Mongeon, USA, Commander, and George Allen, Deputy Commander, Defense Supply Center Philadelphia; Robert Kinney, Director, Individual Protection Directorate, Natick Soldier Center, U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command; Anna Johnson-Winnegar, Deputy Assistant to the Secretary, Chemical-Biological Defense; Maj. Gen. John Sylvester, USA, Deputy Chief of Staff, Training, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command; Maj. Gen. Earnest Robbins, USAF, The Civil Engineer, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force; Rear Adm. David M. Stone, USN, Deputy Director, Nuclear Surface Warfare Division, U.S. Navy; and Maj. Gen. Paul M. Lee, Jr., USMC, Commander, Marine Corps Material Command. INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND THE ENVIRONMENT Committee on International Relations: Subcommittee on International Economic Policy and Trade held a hearing on International Trade and the Environment. Testimony was heard from Mildred O. Callear, Vice President and Treasurer, Department of Financial Management and Statutory Review, Overseas Private Investment Corporation; Barbara Bradford, Deputy Director, U.S. Trade and Development Agency; Daniel Renberg, member of the Board, Export-Import Bank of the United States; and public witnesses. MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES Committee on the Judiciary: Ordered reported, as amended, H.R. 3485, Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act. The Committee began mark up of H.R. 1248, Violence Against Women Act. Will continue June 27. [[Page D640]] MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES Committee on Resources: Ordered reported the following bills: S. 986, Griffith Project Prepayment and Conveyance Act; H.R. 1113, amended, Colusa Basin Watershed Integrate Resources Management Act; H.R. 1142, Landowners Equal Treatment Act of 1999; S. 1275, Hoover Dam Miscellaneous Sales Act; H.R. 1787, Deschutes Resources Conservancy Reauthorization Act of 1999; H.R. 2984, amended, to direct the Secretary of the Interior, through the Bureau of Reclamation, to convey to the Loup Basin Reclamation District, the Sargent River Irrigation District, and the Farwell Irrigation District, Nebraska, property comprising the assets of the Middle Loup Division of the Missouri River Basin Project, Nebraska; H.R. 3160, Common Sense Protections for Endangered Species Act; H.R. 3595, amended, to increase the authorization of appropriations for the Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978; and H.R. 4389, amended, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain water distribution facilities to the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District. IMPROVING SBA'S OFFICE OF ADVOCACY Committee on Small Business: Held a hearing on Improving SBA's Office of Advocacy. Testimony was heard from Jere W. Glover, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, SBA; and public witnesses. MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Ordered reported the following: H.R. 4210, amended, Preparedness Against Terrorism Act of 2000; H.R. 1959, amended, to designate the Federal building located at 743 East Durango Boulevard in San Antonio, Texas, as the ``Adrian A. Spears Judicial Training Center''; H.R. 3323, to designate the Federal building located at 158-15 Liberty Avenue in Jamaica, Queens, New York, as the ``Floyd H. Flake Federal Building''; H.R. 4519, Baylee's Law; H.R. 4608, to designate the United States courthouse located at 220 West Depot Street in Greeneville, Tennessee, as the ``James H. Quillen United States Courthouse''; GSA's repair and alteration; GSA's design program; GSA's non-courthouse construction program; Three out-of-cycle leases; and Corps of Engineers Survey Resolutions. MEDICARE RX 2000 Committee on Ways and Means: Ordered reported, as amended, H.R. 4680, Medicare RX 2000 Act. COMMITTEE BUSINESS Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Met in executive session to consider pending business. F
[Daily Digest] [Page D640] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] NEW PUBLIC LAWS (For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D612) H.R. 1953, to authorize leases for terms not to exceed 99 years on land held in trust for the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians and the Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians of the Guidiville Indian Rancheria. Signed June 20, 2000. (P.L. 106-216) H.R. 2484, to provide that land which is owned by the Lower Sioux Indian Community in the State of Minnesota but which is not held in trust by the United States for the Community may be leased or transferred by the Community without further approval by the United States. Signed June 20, 2000. (P.L. 106-217) H.R. 3639, to designate the Federal building located at 2201 C Street, Northwest, in the District of Columbia, currently headquarters for the Department of State, as the ``Harry S Truman Federal Building''. Signed June 20, 2000. (P.L. 106-218) H.R. 4542, to designate the Washington Opera in Washington, D.C., as the National Opera. Signed June 20, 2000. (P.L. 106-219) S. 291, to convey certain real property within the Carlsbad Project in New Mexico to the Carlsbad Irrigation District. Signed June 20, 2000. (P.L. 106- 220) S. 356, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain works, facilities, and titles of the Gila Project, and designated lands within or adjacent to the Gila Project, to the Wellton-Mohawk Irrigation and Drainage District. Signed June 20, 2000. (P.L. 106-221) S. 777, to require the Secretary of Agriculture to establish an electronic filing and retrieval system to enable farmers and other persons to file paperwork electronically with selected agencies of the Department of Agriculture and to access public information regarding the programs administered by these agencies. Signed June 20, 2000. (P.L. 106-222) S. 2722, to authorize the award of the Medal of Honor to Ed W. Freeman, James K. Okubo, and Andrew J. Smith. Signed June 20, 2000. (P.L. 106-223) F
[Daily Digest] [Pages D640-D641] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2000 (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated) Senate Committee on Appropriations, business meeting to mark up proposed legislation making appropriations for the Department of the Interior and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, 2:30 p.m., SH-216. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, to continue hearings to examine the proposed United-US Airways merger, focusing on its effect on competition in the industry, and the likelihood it would trigger further industry consolidation, 9:30 a.m., SR-253. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Subcommittee on National Parks, Historic Preservation, and Recreation, to hold hearings on S. 1643, to authorize the addition of certain parcels to the Effigy Mounds National Monument, Iowa; and S. 2547, to provide for the establishment of the Great Sand Dunes National Park and the Great Sand [[Page D641]] Dunes National Preserve in the State of Colorado, 2:30 p.m., SD-366. Committee on Foreign Relations, to hold hearings on the nominations of Rust Macpherson Deming, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Tunisia; Mary Ann Peters, of California, to be Ambassador to the People's Republic of Bangladesh; Janet A. Sanderson, of Arizona, to be Ambassador to the Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria; and E. Ashley Wills, of Georgia, to be Ambassador to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Republic of Maldives, 10 a.m., SD-419. Subcommittee on International Operations, to hold hearings to examine the role of security in the Department of State foreign service promotion process, 3 p.m., SD-419. Committee on Indian Affairs, business meeting to consider S. 1658, to authorize the construction of a Reconciliation Place in Fort Pierre, South Dakota; S. 1148, to provide for the Yankton Sioux Tribe and the Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska certain benefits of the Missouri River Basin Pick-Sloan project; and S. 2719, to provide for business development and trade promotion for Native Americans; to be followed by a hearing on Indian Trust Resolution Corporation, 11 a.m., SR-485. Committee on the Judiciary, business meeting to mark up S. 2448, to enhance the protections of the Internet and the critical infrastructure of the United States; S. 353, to provide for class action reform, and the proposed Violence Against Women Act, 10 a.m., SD-226. Subcommittee on Criminal Justice Oversight, to hold hearings on the threat of fugitives to safety, law, and order, 2 p.m., SD-226. Committee on Veterans' Affairs, to hold hearings on the nomination of Thomas L. Garthwaite, of Pennsylvania, to be Under Secretary for Health of the Department of Veterans Affairs; and Robert M. Walker, of West Virginia, to be Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Memorial Affairs, 9:30 a.m., SR-412. House Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Risk Management, Research, and Specialty Crops, to consider H.R. 4521, Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000, 9:30 a.m., 1300 Longworth. Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Research and Development, hearing on the technical status of the National Missile Defense program, 2 p.m., 2118 Rayburn. Committee on Banking and Financial Services, Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, hearing on Monetary Stability in Latin America: Is Dollarization the Answer? 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn. Committee on the Budget, Defense and International Relations Task Force, hearing on TRICARE Claims Processing: Why Does It Cost So Much? 10 a.m., 210 Cannon. Committee on Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled: ``DOE's Fixed-Price Cleanup Contracts: Why are Costs Still Out of Control?'' 10 a.m., 2322 Rayburn. Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade, and Consumer Protection, hearing on H.R. 4445, Reciprocal Compensation Adjustment Act of 2000, 11 a.m., 2123 Rayburn. Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, hearing on OSHA's Compliance Directive on Bloodborne Pathogens and the Prevention of Needlestick Injuries, 10:30 a.m., 2175 Rayburn. Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on the Census, oversight hearing of the 2000 Census: Status of Non-Response Followup and Close Out,'' 10 a.m., 2247 Rayburn. Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and Technology, hearing entitled: ``H.R. 4246, Cyber Security Information Act of 2000: An Examination of Issues Involving Public-Private Partnerships for Critical Infrastructures;'' followed by markup of H.R. 4181, Debt Pay Incentive Act of 2000, 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn. Committee on International Relations, to continue oversight hearings on the State Department, Part IV: Technology Modernization and Computer Security, 10 a.m., 2200 Rayburn. Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health, oversight hearing on an update on Forest Service Rulemakings and Regional Plans, 10 a.m., 1334 Longworth. Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands, to mark up the following bills: H.R. 3033, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to make certain adjustments to the boundaries of Biscayne National Park in the State of Florida; H.R. 3520, White Clay Creek and Scenic Rivers System Act; H.R. 4125, to provide a grant under the urban park and recreation recovery program to assist in the development of a Millennium Cultural Cooperative Park in Youngstown, Ohio; H.R. 4275, Colorado Canyons National Conservation Area and the Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness Act of 2000; H.R. 4404, to permit the payment of medical expenses incurred by the United States Park Police in the performance of duty to be made directly by the National Park Service, to allow for waiver and indemnification in mutual law enforcement agreements between the National Park Service and a State or political subdivision when required by State law; H.R. 4579, Utah West Desert Land Exchange Act of 2000; and H.R. 3693, Castle Rock Ranch Acquisition Act of 2000, 10:30 a.m., 1324 Longworth. Committee on Science, Subcommittee on Technology, hearing on E- Commerce: A Review of Standards and Technology to Support Interoperability, 10:30 a.m., 2318 Rayburn. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Ground Transportation, oversight hearing on the Department of Transportation's Proposed Hours of Service regulations for Motor Carriers, 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn. Committee on Ways and Means, to mark up the Full and Fair Political Activities Disclosure Act of 2000, 3 p.m., 1100 Longworth.
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