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                                           Wednesday, June 21, 2000

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                              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

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  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.
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  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

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  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 
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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.

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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.
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                        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 
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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.


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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.

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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.
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                             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)
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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 
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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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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                      9:30 a.m., Thursday, June 22

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Thursday: After the transaction of any morning business 
(not to extend beyond 10 a.m.), Senate will begin consideration of H.R. 
4577, Labor/HHS/Education Appropriations.
  At 1:40 p.m., Senate will continue consideration of S. 2522, Foreign 
Operations Appropriations.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                       10 a.m., Thursday, June 22

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Thursday: Consideration of H.R. 4516, Legislative Branch 
Appropriations Act, 2001 (structured rule, one hour of debate); and
  Consideration of H.R. 4690, Commerce, Justice, State, and the 
Judiciary Appropriations (open rule, one hour of debate).


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