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                                             Tuesday, June 27, 2000

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      The House passed H.R. 3733, Energy and Water Development 
      Appropriations.
      The House passed H.R. 4762, Disclosure of Political Activities by 
      Section 527 Organizations.
      House Committee ordered reported the Foreign Operations, Export 
      Financing and Related Programs appropriations for fiscal year 
      2001.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S5823-S5939
Measures Introduced: Eleven bills and one resolution were introduced, 
as follows: S. 2792-2802, and S. Res. 328.
  Page S5884
Measures Reported: Reports were made as follows:
  S. 610, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain 
land under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management in 
Washakie County and Big Horn County, Wyoming, to the Westside 
Irrigation District, Wyoming, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute. (S. Rept. No. 106-313)
  S. 1367, to amend the Act which established the Saint-Gaudens 
Historic Site, in the State of New Hampshire, by modifying the boundary 
and for other purposes, with an amendment. (S. Rept. No. 106-314)
  S. 1894, to provide for the conveyance of certain land to Park 
County, Wyoming, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. 
Rept. No. 106-315)
  S. 2352, to designate portions of the Wekiva River and associated 
tributaries as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers 
System, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 
106-316)
  S. 2421, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study 
of the suitability and feasibility of establishing an Upper Housatonic 
Valley National Heritage Area in Connecticut and Massachusetts. (S. 
Rept. No. 106-317)
  S. 2478, to require the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a theme 
study on the peopling of America, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 106-
318)
  S. 2485, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to provide 
assistance in planning and constructing a regional heritage center in 
Calais, Maine, with an amendment. (S. Rept. No. 106-319)
  H.R. 1749, to designate Wilson Creek in Avery and Caldwell Counties, 
North Carolina, as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers 
System. (S. Rept. No. 106-320)
  H.R. 2932, To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study 
of the Golden Spike/Crossroads of the West National Heritage Area Study 
Area and to establish the Crossroads of the West Historic District in 
the State of Utah. (S. Rept. No. 106-321)
  H.R. 3201, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to study the 
suitability and feasibility of designating the Carter G. Woodson Home 
in the District of Columbia as a National Historic Site. (S. Rept. No. 
106-322)
  S. 662, to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide 
medical assistance for certain women screened and found to have breast 
or cervical cancer under a federally funded screening program, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 106-323)
  S. 2071, to benefit electricity consumers by promoting the 
reliability of the bulk-power system, with an amendment in the nature 
of a substitute.
Pages S5882-83
Measures Passed:
  Commending Louisiana State University Tigers: Senate agreed to S. 
Res. 328, to commend and congratulate the Louisiana State University 
Tigers on winning the 2000 College World Series.
  Pages S5934-35

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  Policy of Indian Self-Determination Anniversary: Senate agreed to S. 
Res. 277, commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Policy of Indian 
Self-Determination.
  Page S5935
Labor/HHS/Education Appropriations: Senate continued 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, taking action on the following 
amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S5823-73
Adopted:
  By a unanimous vote of 96 yeas (Vote No. 145), Cochran Amendment No. 
3625, to implement pilot programs for antimicrobial resistance 
monitoring and prevention.
Page S5829
  Reid Amendment No. 3629, to express the sense of the Senate 
concerning needlestick injury prevention.
Pages S5831, S5832
  Reid Amendment No. 3630, to provide for the establishment of a 
clearinghouse on safe needle technology.
Pages S5831, S5832
  Wyden Modified Amendment No. 3632, to provide that none of the funds 
made available under this Act may be made available to any entity under 
the Public Health Service Act after September 1, 2001, unless a 
proposal to require a reasonable rate of return on intramural and 
extramural research is provided.
Pages S5832-34
  Inhofe Modified Amendment No. 3633, to increase funding for Impact 
Aid basic support payments and to provide an offset.
Pages S5834-36
  Smith (of N.H.) Modified Amendment No. 3628 (to Amendment No. 3610), 
to provide for a General Accounting Office study into Federal fetal 
tissue practices.
Pages S5829-31, S5864, S5869
  Hatch/Leahy Amendment No. 3653 (to Amendment No. 3610), of a 
perfecting nature.
Pages S5864-66, S5868
  By 95 yeas to 3 nays (Vote No. 149), McCain Amendment No. 3610, to 
enhance protection of children using the Internet. 
                                        Pages S5836-38, S5866-68, S5869
  By 75 yeas to 24 nays (Vote No. 150), Santorum Amendment No. 3635, to 
prohibit universal telecommunication service assistance for schools or 
libraries that fail to implement a filtering or blocking system for 
computers with internet access or adopt Internet use policies. 
                                           Pages S5842-45, S5866, S5869
Pending:
  Harkin (for Daschle) Amendment No. 3658, to fund a coordinated 
national effort to prevent, detect, and educate the public concerning 
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effect and to identify 
effective interventions for children, adolescents, and adults with 
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effect.
Page S5870
  Hutchison/Collins Amendment No. 3619, to clarify that funds 
appropriated under this Act to carry out innovative programs under 
section 6301(b) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 
shall be available for same gender schools.
Pages S5870-73
  During consideration of this measure today, the Senate also took the 
following actions:
  By 47 yeas to 52 nays (Vote No. 146), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected a motion to waive certain provisions of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974 with respect to the consideration of Wellstone 
Amendment No. 3631, to increase funding for part A of title 1 of the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Subsequently, a point 
of order that the amendment was in violation of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974 was sustained, and the amendment thus fell. 
                                     Pages S5838-42, S5845-53, S5861-62
  By 49 yeas to 50 nays (Vote No. 147), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected a motion to waive section 302(f) of the Congressional Budget 
Act of 1974 with respect to the consideration of Bingaman Amendment No. 
3649, to ensure accountability in programs for disadvantaged students 
and to assist States in their efforts to turn around failing schools. 
Subsequently, a point of order that the amendment was in violation of 
the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 was sustained, and the amendment 
thus fell.
Pages S5853-58, S5862
  By 44 yeas to 55 nays (Vote No. 148), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected a motion to waive section 302(f) of the Congressional Budget 
Act of 1974 with respect to the consideration of Murray Amendment No. 
3604, to provide for class-size reduction. Subsequently, a point of 
order that the amendment was in violation of the Congressional Budget 
Act of 1974 was sustained, and the amendment thus fell. 
                                                  Pages S5858-61, S5863
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the bill and pending amendments on Wednesday, June 28, 
2000, with votes to occur on, or in relation to, the pending amendments 
beginning at 9:45 a.m.
Page S5937
Removal of Injunction of Secrecy: The injunction of secrecy was removed 
from the following treaty:
  Extradition Treaty with Sri Lanka (Treaty Doc. No. 106-34).
  The treaty was transmitted to the Senate today, considered as having 
been read for the first time, and

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referred, with accompanying papers, to the Committee on Foreign 
Relations and were ordered to be printed.
Page S5937
Messages From the President: Senate received the following messages 
from the President of the United States:
  Transmitting, pursuant to law, the report on the expanded threat 
reduction initiative; to the Committee on Armed Services. (PM-118) 
                                                             Page S5881
  Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report on the national emergency 
with respect to Iran; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban 
Affairs. (PM-119)
Page S5881
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  Anna Blackburne-Rigsby, of the District of Columbia, to be an 
Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for 
the term of fifteen years.
  Thomas J. Motley, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate 
Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of 
fifteen years.
  Christopher A. McLean, of Nebraska, to be Administrator, Rural 
Utilities Service, Department of Agriculture.
  John McAdam Mott, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate 
Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of 
fifteen years.
  J. Randolph Babbitt, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal 
Aviation Management Advisory Council for a term of three years. (New 
Position)
  Robert W. Baker, of Texas, to be a Member of the Federal Aviation 
Management Advisory Council for a term of three years. (New Position)
  Geoffrey T. Crowley, of Wisconsin, to be a Member of the Federal 
Aviation Management Advisory Council for a term of two years. (New 
Position)
  Robert A. Davis, of Washington, to be a Member of the Federal 
Aviation Management Advisory Council for a term of two years. (New 
Position)
  Kendall W. Wilson, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the 
Federal Aviation Management Advisory Council for a term of one year. 
(New Position)
  Edward M. Bolen, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Federal Aviation 
Management Advisory Council for a term of two years. (New Position)
  5 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
  10 Army nominations in the rank of general.
  2 Marine Corps nominations in the rank of general.
  44 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.
  Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, 
Navy.
Pages S5935-37, S5937-39
Messages From the President:
  Page S5881
Messages From the House:
  Pages S5881-82
Measures Referred:
  Page S5882
Communications:
  Page S5882
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S5883
Statements on Introduced Bills:
  Pages S5884-S5911
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S5911-13
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S1913-33
Notices of Hearings:
  Page S5933
Authority for Committees:
  Pages S5933-34
Additional Statements:
  Pages S5878-81
Enrolled Bills Presented:
  Page S5882
Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S5934
Record Votes: Six record votes were taken today. (Total--150) 
                                           Pages S5829, S5862-63, S5869
Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:33 a.m., and adjourned at 9:02 p.m., 
until 9:30 a.m., on Wednesday, June 28, 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)
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded hearings on the 
nominations of Lt. Gen. Tommy R. Franks, United States Army, for 
appointment to the grade of general and to be Commander-in-Chief, 
United States Central Command; and Lt. Gen. William F. Kernan, United 
States Army, for appointment to the grade of general and to be 
Commander-in-Chief, United States Joint Forces Command/Supreme Allied 
Commander, Atlantic, after the nominees testified and answered 
questions in their own behalf.
  Also, committee ordered favorably reported 2,009 military nominations 
in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.
NUCLEAR WASTE CLEANUP
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy 
Research, Development, Production and Regulation concluded hearings to 
examine Department of Energy efforts to clean up its Paducah, Kentucky, 
uranium enrichment plant, after allegations of improper disposal of 
hazardous and radioactive materials, after receiving testimony from 
Gary L. Jones, Associate Director, Energy, Resources, and Science 
Issues, Resources, Community, and Economic Development Division, 
General Accounting

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Office; Carolyn L. Huntoon, Assistant Secretary for Environmental 
Management, David Michaels, Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety 
and Health, and William D. Magwood, IV, Director of the Office of 
Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology, all of the Department of 
Energy.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded hearings on the 
nominations of Karl William Hofmann, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to 
the Togolese Republic, Howard Franklin Jeter, of South Carolina, to be 
Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, John W. Limbert, of 
Vermont, to be Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Roger 
A. Meece, of Washington, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Malawi, 
Donald Y. Yamamoto, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Djibouti, Sharon P. Wilkinson, of New York, to be Ambassador to the 
Republic of Mozambique, and Pamela E. Bridgewater, of Virginia, to be 
Ambassador to the Republic of Benin, after the nominees testified and 
answered questions in their own behalf.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
nominations of John W. Darrah, to be United States District Judge for 
the Northern District of Illinois, Paul C. Huck, to be United States 
District Judge for the Southern District of Florida, Joan Humphrey 
Lefkow, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of 
Illinois, and George Z. Singal, to be United States District Judge for 
the District of Maine.
  Also, Committee began markup of S. 353, to provide for class action 
reform, but did not complete action thereon, and recessed subject to 
call.
CAMPAIGN FINANCE INVESTIGATION
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded oversight hearings on 
issues relating to the now expired Independent Counsel statute, 
Congressional oversight requests, and the Department of Justice 1996 
campaign finance investigations, after receiving testimony from Janet 
Reno, Attorney General, Department of Justice.
SINGLE USE MEDICAL DEVICES
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee 
concluded hearings to examine the safety and effectiveness of certain 
medical devices, focusing on the practice of reprocessing and reusing 
certain medical devices that were designed, manufactured, and approved 
by FDA for use in a single patient, during a single procedure, after 
receiving testimony from Representative Eshoo; David W. Feigal, 
Director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug 
Administration, Department of Health and Human Services; Janet 
Heinrich, Associate Director, Health Financing and Public Health 
Issues, Health, Education, and Human Services Division, General 
Accounting Office; Josephine M. Torrente, Association of Disposable 
Device Manufacturers, Washington, D.C.; Vern Feltner, Alliance Medical 
Corporation, Asheville, North Carolina, on behalf of the Association of 
Medical Device Reprocessors; John Clough, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 
Cleveland, Ohio, on behalf of the American Hospital Association; and 
Anne Cofiell, Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, on behalf of the International 
Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management.
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS/SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION
Committee on Rules and Administration: Committee concluded hearings on 
the goals and operations of the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian 
Institution, after receiving testimony from James H. Billington, 
Librarian of Congress; and Lawrence M. Small, Secretary of the 
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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Bills Introduced: 14 public bills, H.R. 4762-4775; and 5 resolutions, 
H. Res. 533-537, were introduced.
  Pages H5239-40
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows.
  H.R. 4717, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require 527 
organizations and certain other tax-exempt organizations to disclose 
their political activities, amended (H. Rept. 106-702);
  H.R. 4680, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide 
for a voluntary program for prescription drug coverage under the 
Medicare Program, to modernize the Medicare Program, amended (H. Rept. 
106-703, Pt. 1);
  H. Res. 538, providing for consideration of H.R. 4461, making 
appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug 
Administration and

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Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001 
(H. Rept. 106-704); and
  H. Res. 539, providing for consideration of H.R. 4680, to amend title 
XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a voluntary program for 
prescription drug coverage under the Medicare Program, to modernize the 
Medicare Program (H. Rept. 106-705).
Page H5239
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he 
designated Representative Walden to act as Speaker pro tempore for 
today.
  Page H5171
Recess: The House recessed at 9:22 a.m. and reconvened at 10:00 a.m. 
                                                             Page H5173
Recess: The House recessed at 10:15 a.m. and reconvened at 10:25 a.m. 
                                                             Page H5175
Recess: The House recessed at 1:15 p.m. and reconvened at 2:00 p.m. 
                                                             Page H5205
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Placement of a Statue of Chief Washakie of Wyoming in Statuary Hall:  
H. Con. Res. 333, amended, providing for the acceptance of a statue of 
Chief Washakie, presented by the people of Wyoming, for placement in 
National Statuary Hall;
  Pages H5175-77
  Presentation of the Congressional Gold Medal to Father Theodore 
Hesburgh: H. Con. Res. 344, amended, permitting the use of the rotunda 
of the Capitol for a ceremony to present the Congressional Gold Medal 
to Father Theodore Hesburgh;
  Pages H5177-79
  Concern About Title Loans and Usurious Interest Rates: H. Con. Res. 
312, amended, expressing the sense of the Congress that the States 
should more closely regulate title pawn transactions and outlaw the 
imposition of usurious interest rates on title loans to consumers 
(agreed to by a yea and nay vote of 420 yeas to 6 nays, Roll No. 331). 
Agreed to amend the title;
  Pages H5179-81, H5205-06
  Constitutionality of Ohio State Motto: H. Res. 494, expressing the 
sense of the House of Representatives that the Ohio State motto is 
constitutional and urging the courts to uphold its constitutionality 
(agreed to by a yea and nay vote of 333 yeas to 27 nays with 66 voting 
``present'', Roll No. 332);
  Pages H5182-85, H5206
  Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Amendments: S. 1515, amended, to 
amend the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act;
  Pages H5185-90
  Small Business Certified Development Company Program Improvements: H. 
Res. 533, providing for the concurrence by the House with an amendment 
in the amendment of the Senate to H.R. 2614, Certified Development 
Company Program Improvements Act;
  Pages H5190-94
  James H. Quillen United States Courthouse: 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'' (passed by a yea and nay vote of 421 yeas to 2 nays with 1 
voting ``present'', Roll No. 333);
  Pages H5194-98, H5207
  Federal Protective Service Reforms: H.R. 809, to amend the Act of 
June 1, 1948, to provide for reform of the Federal Protective Service; 
                                                      Pages H5198-H5201
  Adrian A. Spears Judicial Training Center: 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.'' Agreed to amend the title;
  Pages H5201-02
  Floyd H. Flake Federal Building: 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;'' and
  Pages H5202-05
  Disclosure of Political Activities: H.R. 4762, to amend the Internal 
Revenue Code of 1986 to require 527 organizations to disclose their 
political activities (passed by a recorded vote of 385 ayes to 39 noes, 
Roll No. 341).
  Pages H5282-90
Presidential Messages: Read the following messages from the President:
  National Emergency Re Iran: Message wherein he transmitted his 
periodic report on the national emergency with respect to Iran--
referred to the Committee on International Relations and ordered 
printed (H. Doc. 106-261) and
  Page H5205
  Expanded Threat Reduction Initiative: Message wherein he transmitted 
his expanded threat reduction initiative--referred to the Committee on 
International Relations and ordered printed (H. Doc. 106-263). 
                                                             Page H5291
Energy and Water Development Appropriations: The House passed H.R. 
3733, making appropriations for energy and water development for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2001 by a yea and nay vote of 407 yeas 
to 19 nays, Roll No. 342.
  Pages H5211-82, H5290-91
Agreed To:
  Boehlert amendment that makes modifications to the administration of 
laws pertaining to the regulation of navigable waters and wetlands; 
                                                         Pages H5243-44

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  Salmon amendment that increases funding for solar and renewable 
energy technology programs by $40 million and decreases Atomic Energy 
Defense Activities funding accordingly;
                                                         Pages H5250-54
  Kingston amendment No. 8 printed in the Congressional Record that 
requires the Department of Energy Inspector General to conduct a study 
on the economic basis of recent gasoline prince levels; 
                                                         Pages H5257-58
  Kingston amendment No. 9 printed in the Congressional Record that 
requires the Secretary of Energy to report to Congress on activities 
taken by the executive branch to address high gasoline princes and 
develop an overall national energy strategy;
                                                             Page H5259
  Visclosky amendment that specifies that the limitations related to 
the Kyoto Protocol shall not apply to any activity otherwise authorized 
by law;
                                                         Pages H5260-61
  Sherwood amendment printed in H. Rept. 106-701 that includes the text 
of H.R. 2884, as passed the House, and includes provisions to 
reauthorize the Strategic Petroleum Reserve through 2003, authorize the 
Energy Department to buy oil from stripper wells, and establish a 
regional home heating oil reserve in the Northeast (agreed to by a 
recorded vote of 393 ayes to 33 noes, Roll No. 339); 
                                               Pages H5269-74, H5281-82
  Kingston amendment, as modified, that prohibits any funding to be 
used to pay the salary of any employee at the Los Alamos National 
Laboratory who has failed to undergo a polygraph examination pursuant 
to section 3154(c) of Public Law 106-65; and
                                                         Pages H5277-78
  Ryun of Kansas amendment that prohibits the dual-hatting of employees 
in positions within the National Nuclear Security Administration and 
the Department of Energy (agreed to by a recorded vote of 239 ayes to 
187 noes, Roll No. 340).
                                                  Pages H5278-79, H5282
                                                              Rejected:
  Hulshof amendment No. 5 printed in the Congressional Record that 
sought to increase Corps of Engineers General Investigations funding by 
$2 million for the upper Mississippi River comprehensive plan and 
decrease Corps general expenses funding accordingly (rejected by a 
recorded vote of 165 ayes to 262 noes, Roll No. 334); 
                                               Pages H5224-27, H5245-46
  Gilchrest amendment that sought to delete Corps of Engineers General 
investigations funding of $100,000 for the C Canal deepening project 
(rejected by a recorded vote of 153 ayes to 273 noes, Roll No. 335); 
                                                  Pages H5227-31, H5246
  Gilchrest amendment that sought to delete Corps of Engineers 
operations and maintenance funding of $6.8 million to straighten the 
Tolchester Channel ``S'' turn (rejected by a recorded vote of 145 ayes 
to 281 noes, Roll No. 336);
                                                  Pages H5232-37, H5247
  Foley amendment No. 4 printed in the Congressional Record that sought 
to increase funding for renewable energy research by $19 million, apply 
$3.5 million to debt reduction and cancel the $22.5 million funding for 
the Nuclear Energy Research Initiative (rejected by a recorded vote of 
71 ayes to 356 noes, Roll No. 337);
                                                  Pages H5254-56, H5280
  Andrews amendment No. 1 printed in the Congressional Record that 
sought to prohibit the use of any funding to carry out the project for 
the deepening of the main channel of the Delaware River in Delaware, 
New Jersey, and Pennsylvania before June 1, 2001 (rejected by a 
recorded vote of 176 ayes to 249 noes, Roll No. 338); 
                                               Pages H5262-67, H5280-81
  Ryan of Wisconsin amendment that sought to prohibit any funding to be 
used for construction of the National Ignition Facility; 
                                                         Pages H5275-77
                                                             Withdrawn:
  Ehlers amendment was offered and withdrawn that sought to increase 
Corps of Engineers general investigations funding by $100,000 for a 
study dealing with the sustainable use of Great Lakes water; 
                                                         Pages H5231-32
  Ney amendment was offered and withdrawn that sought to increase 
funding for the Appalachian Regional Commission by $3 million and 
decrease Department of Energy Departmental Administration funding 
accordingly;
                                                             Page H5257
  Gekas amendment was offered and withdrawn that sought to establish a 
nine-member national energy self-sufficiency commission; and 
                                                         Pages H5267-68
  Hansen amendment was offered and withdrawn that sought to prohibit 
any funding for the interim storage of spent nuclear fuel, low-level 
radioactive waste, or high-level radioactive waste on any reservation 
lands of the Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians.
                                                             Page H5275
  Agreed to H. Res. 532, the rule that is providing for consideration 
of the bill by voice vote.
                                                         Pages H5207-11
Recess: The House recessed at 12:31 a.m. on Wednesday, June 28 and 
reconvened at 3:29 a.m. on Thursday, June 29.
  Page H5238
  Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on 
pages H5241-42.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea and nay votes and eight recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages 
H5205-06, H5206, H5207, H5245-46, H5246, H5247, H5280, H5280-81, H5281-
82, H5282, H5289-90, and H5290-91. There were no quorum calls.

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Adjournment: The House met at 9:00 a.m. and adjourned at 3:30 a.m. on 
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Committee Meetings
COMMODITY FUTURES--MODERNIZATION ACT
Committee on Agriculture: Ordered reported, as amended, H.R. 4541, 
Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000.
FOREIGN OPERATIONS, EXPORT FINANCING AND RELATED PROGRAMS 
APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Ordered reported the Foreign Operations, 
Export Financing and Related Programs appropriations for fiscal year 
2001.
NAVY SUBMARINE FORCE STRUCTURE AND MODERNIZATION PLANS
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Military Procurement held 
a hearing on Navy submarine force structure and modernization plans. 
Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of 
the Navy, Department of Defense: Vice Adm. Edmund P. Giambastiana, Jr., 
USN, Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; Rear Adm. Albert 
H. Konetzni, Jr., USN, Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet; 
Rear Adm. Malcolm I. Fages, USN, Director, Submarine Warfare Division 
(N87); and Rear Adm. John P. Davis, USN, Program Executive Officer for 
Submarines, Assistant Secretary (Research, Development and 
Acquisition), Deputy Commander for Submarines; and Ronald O'Rourke, 
Specialist in National Defense, Congressional Research Service, Library 
of Congress.
DEFENSE LOGISTICS REENGINEERING INITIATIVES
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Military Readiness held a 
hearing on Defense Logistics Reengineering Initiatives. Testimony was 
heard from David Warren, Director, Defense Management Issues, National 
Security and International Affairs Division, GAO; the following 
officials of the Department of Defense: Jacques S. Gansler, Under 
Secretary (Acquisition Technology and Logistics); Paul J. Hoeper, 
Assistant Secretary, Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), 
Department of the Army; Ariane L. Whittemore, Assistant Deputy Chief of 
Naval Operations (Logistics), Department of the Navy; and Ronald L. 
Orr, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff (Installations and Logistics), 
Department of the Air Force.
FIRST ACCOUNTS ACT
Committee on Banking and Financial Services: Held a hearing on H.R. 
4490, First Accounts Act of 2000. Testimony was heard from Gary 
Gensler, Under Secretary, Domestic Finance, Department of the Treasury; 
and public witnesses.
MEDICARE'S MANAGEMENT
Committee on Commerce: Subcommittee on Health and Environment held a 
hearing on Medicare's Management: Is HCFA's Complexity Threatening 
Patient Access to Quality Care? Testimony was heard from the following 
officials of the Department of Health and Human Services: Mike Hash, 
Deputy Administrator, Health Care Financing Administration; and Michael 
F. Mangano, Principal Deputy Inspector General; and public witnesses.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS MERGER REVIEW ACT
Committee on Commerce: Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade, and 
Consumer Protection approved for full Committee action, as amended, 
H.R. 4019, Telecommunications Merger Review Act of 2000.
EXAMINING--NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION ACT
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Early 
Childhood, Youth, and Families held a hearing on Examining the National 
Environmental Education Act. Testimony was heard from John Kasper, 
Acting Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Communications, 
Education, and Media Relations, EPA; and public witnesses.
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS ADMINISTRATION UNDER GPRA
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing on Employment Standards Administration 
Under GPRA. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the 
Department of Labor: Bernard E. Anderson, Assistant Secretary; T. 
Michael Kerr, Administrator, Wage and Hour Division; Shirley Wilcher, 
Assistant Secretary, Office of Federal Contract Compliance; John Koch, 
Director, Office of Labor Management Standards; and Shelby Hallmark, 
Acting Director, Office of Federal Workers Compensation.
NAZI WAR CRIMES DISCLOSURE ACT IMPLEMENTATION
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Government Management, 
Information and Technology held a hearing on Implementation of the Nazi 
War Crimes Disclosure Act. Testimony was

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heard from Representative Lantos; Michael J. Kurtz, Assistant Archivist 
of the United States, National Archives and Records Administration; 
Kenneth Levitt, Special Counsel, Office of the Executive Director, CIA; 
John Collingwood, Assistant Director, Office of Congressional and 
Public Affairs, FBI, Department of Justice; and the following officials 
of the Department of Defense: Harold Kwalwasser, Deputy General 
Counsel; and Col. Lewis Thompson, USA, Commander, 902nd Military 
Intelligence Group, Intelligence and Security Command, U.S. Army; and 
public witnesses.
BRIEFING--VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS OF OVERSEAS MILITARY INSTALLATIONS
Committee Government Reform: Subcommittee on National Security, 
Veterans Affairs and International Relations held a briefing on 
Vulnerability Assessments of Overseas Military Installations. The 
Subcommittee was briefed by Brig. Gen. John Sattler, USMC, Deputy 
Director, Operations (Combating Terrorism), J-34, Department of 
Defense.
OPEC'S POLICIES
Committee on International Relations: Held a hearing on OPEC's 
Policies: A Threat to the U.S. Economy. Testimony was heard from Bill 
Richardson, Secretary of Energy; and former Senator Howard M. 
Metzenbaum of Ohio.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on International Relations: Subcommittee on Asia and the 
Pacific approved for full Committee action the following measures: H. 
Con. Res. 322, amended, expressing the sense of Congress regarding 
Vietnamese Americans and others who seek to improve social and 
political conditions in Vietnam; and 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.
MILITARY EXTRATERRITORIAL JURISDICTION ACT; VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT
Committee on the Judiciary: Ordered reported, as amended, the following 
bills: H.R. 3380, Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act of 1999; 
and H.R. 1248, Violence Against Women Act.
  The Committee also began markup of H.R. 1349, Federal Prisoner Health 
Care Copayment Act of 1999.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on National Parks, and Public 
Lands approved for full Committee action the following bills: H.R. 
3632, amended, Golden Gate National Recreation Area Boundary Adjustment 
Act of 2000; H.R. 3745, amended, Effigy Mounds National Monument 
Additions Act; and H.R. 4583, to extend the authorization for the Air 
Force Memorial Foundation to establish a memorial in the District of 
Columbia or its environs.
  The Subcommittee also held a hearing on the following bills: H.R. 
3190, Oil Region National Heritage Area Act; H.R. 4187, to assist in 
the establishment of an interpretive center and museum in the vicinity 
of the Diamond Valley Lake in southern California to ensure the 
protection and interpretation of the paleontology discoveries made at 
the lake and to develop a trail system for the lake for use by 
pedestrians and nonmotorized vehicles; and H.R. 4521, to direct the 
Secretary of the Interior to authorize and provide funding for 
rehabilitation of the Going-to-the Sun Road in Glacier National Park, 
to authorize funds for maintenance of utilities related to the Park. 
Testimony was heard from Representatives Hill of Montana, Peterson of 
Pennsylvania and Calvert; the following officials of the Department of 
the Interior: Denis Galvin, Deputy Director, National Park Service; and 
Donald Barry, Assistant Secretary, Fish and Wildlife and Parks; and 
public witnesses.
MEDICARE RX 2000 ACT
Committee on Rules: Granted, by record vote of 7 to 1, a closed rule on 
H.R. 4680, Medicare RX 2000 Act, providing two hours of debate equally 
divided between the chairmen and ranking minority members of the 
Committees on Ways and Means and Commerce. The rule waives all points 
of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the 
amendment recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in 
the bill, modified by the amendment printed in the Rules Committee 
report, shall be considered as adopted. The rule provides one motion to 
recommit, with or without instructions. The rule provides that the 
Chair may postpone further consideration of the bill until a time 
designated by the Speaker. The rule provides that, at any time on or 
before the legislative day of Friday, June 30, 2000, it shall be in 
order for the Speaker to entertain motions to suspend the rules with 
respect to H.R. 3240 and H. Res. 535.
AGRICULTURE APPROPRIATIONS FY 2001
Committee on Rules: Granted, by record vote of 7 to 1, an open rule on 
H.R. 4461, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration 
and Related Agencies Appropriations, FY 2001, providing one hour of 
general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and 
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The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. 
The rule waives points of order against provisions in the bill for 
failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI (prohibiting unauthorized 
or legislative provisions in a general appropriations bill), except as 
specified in the rule. The rule provides that the bill shall be 
considered for amendment by paragraph. The rule allows the Chairman of 
the Committee of the Whole to accord priority in recognition to Members 
who have pre-printed their amendments in the Congressional Record. The 
rule allows the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole to postpone a 
request for a recorded vote on any amendment and reduce voting time to 
five minutes on a postponed question, provided that the minimum time 
for electronic voting on the first in any series of questions shall be 
fifteen minutes. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or 
without instructions. Finally, the rule provides that H. Res. 513 is 
laid on the table.
CHILD SUPPORT DISTRIBUTION ACT
Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Human Resources approved 
for full Committee action, as amended, H.R. 4678, Child Support 
Distribution Act of 2000.
SOCIAL SECURITY GOVERNMENT PENSION OFFSET
Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Social Security held a 
hearing on the Social Security Government Pension Offset. Testimony was 
heard from Representative Jefferson; Jane L. Ross, Deputy Commissioner, 
Policy, SSA; Paul R. Cullinan, Budget Analysis Division, Unit Chief for 
the Human Resources Cost Estimate Unit, CBO; and public witnesses.

Joint Meetings
AUTHORIZATION--NASA
  Conferees met to resolve the differences between the Senate and House 
passed versions of H.R. 1654, to authorize appropriations for the 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration for fiscal years 2000, 
2001, and 2002, but did not complete action thereon, and recessed 
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                         COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR

                        WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2000

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold 
hearings to examine airline customer service, 9:30 a.m., SR-253.
  Committee on Environment and Public Works: business meeting to 
mark up S. 2437, to provide for the conservation and development of 
water and related resources, to authorize the Secretary of the Army 
to construct various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors 
of the United States; and other pending calendar business, 9:30 
a.m., SD-406.
  Committee on Finance: business meeting to mark up proposed 
legislation relating to the marriage tax penalty, 10 a.m., SD-215.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on Near Eastern and 
South Asian Affairs, to hold hearings to examine the liberation of 
Iraq, 9 a.m., SD-419.
  Full Committee, business meeting to consider pending calendar 
business, 11 a.m., SD-419.
  Subcommittee on European Affairs, to hold hearings to examine the 
treatment of U.S. business in Central and Eastern Europe, 2 p.m., 
SD-419.
  Committee on Indian Affairs: to hold hearings on S. 2283, to amend 
the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century to make certain 
amendments with respect to Indian tribes, 2:30 p.m., SR-485.
  Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings on the struggle for 
justice for former U.S. World War II POW's, 10 a.m., SD-226.
  Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism, and Government Information, 
to hold hearings on countering the changing threat of international 
terrorism, 2 p.m., SD-226.


                                 House

  Committee on Agriculture, hearing on the following: H.R. 4502 
Water Pollution Program Improvement Act of 2000; and EPA's proposed 
Total Maximum Daily Load rules on agriculture and silviculture, 10 
a.m., 1300 Longworth.
  Committee on Armed Services, hearing on the National Missile 
Defense Program, 10 a.m., and to mark up the following measures: a 
resolution expressing the Sense of the House on the security 
situation involving the missing computer hard drives at Los Alamos 
National Laboratory; H.R. 3906, to ensure that the Department of 
Energy has appropriate mechanisms to independently assess the 
effectiveness of its policy and site performance in the areas of 
safeguards and security and cyber security; H.R. 4446, to ensure 
that the Secretary of Energy may continue to exercise certain 
authorities under the Price-Anderson Act through the Assistant 
Secretary of Energy for Environment, Safety, and Health; H.R. 3383, 
to amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to remove separate treatment 
or exemption for nuclear safety violations by nonprofit 
institutions; and H.R. 4737, Nuclear Secrets Safety Act, 2118 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Banking and Financial Services, to mark up H.R. 4419, 
Internet Gambling Funding Prohibition Act, 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  Committee on Commerce, hearing on Summer Energy Concerns for the 
American Consumer, 9 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on Government Reform, hearing on Rising Fuel Prices and 
the Appropriate Federal Response, 1 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

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  Subcommittee on the Postal Service, to mark up H.R. 4437, 
Semipostal Authorization Act, 12 p.m., 2247 Rayburn.
  Committee on House Administration, to consider pending business, 3 
p.m., 1310 Longworth.
  Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Asia and the 
Pacific, hearing on U.S. Assistance to Micronesia and the Marshall 
Islands; A Question of Accountability, 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights, to mark 
up the following measures: H.R. 4528, International Academic 
Opportunity Act of 2000, H. Con. Res. 328, expressing the sense of 
the Congress in recognition of the 10th anniversary of the free and 
fair elections in Burma and the urgent need to improve the 
democratic and human rights of the people of Burma; H. Con. Res. 
257, Concerning the emancipation of the Iranian Baha'i community; 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 H. Con. Res. 
348, expressing condemnation of the use of children as soldiers and 
expressing the belief that the United States should support and, 
where possible, lead efforts to end this abuse of human rights, 
10:30 a.m., 2255 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, hearing on Development, 
Growth and Poverty Reduction in Latin America: Assessing the 
Effectiveness of Assistance, 1:30 p.m., 2200 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Judiciary, to continue oversight hearings on 
Solutions to Competitive Problems in the Oil Industry: Part 3, 9:30 
a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Committee on Resources, to mark up the following: a motion to 
sustain rulings by Chairman Don Young on objections to the 
production of records subject to subpoenas issued by Chairman Don 
Young under the authority of a resolution adopted by the Committee 
on Resources on June 9, 1999, which objections were raised by Robert 
Berman, Henry M. Banta, Danielle Brian Stockton, Keith Rutter, and 
the Project on Government Oversight; H.R. 755, Guam War Restitution 
Act; S. 1030, to provide that the conveyance by the Bureau of Land 
Management of the surface estate to certain land in the State of 
Wyoming in exchange for certain private land will not result in the 
removal of the land from operation of the mining laws; S. 1288, 
Community Forest Restoration Act; S. 1508, Indian Tribal Justice 
Technical and Legal Assistance Act of 1999; S. 1705, Castle Rock 
Ranch Acquisition Act of 2000; H.R. 2296, to amend the Revised 
Organic Act of the Virgin Islands to provide that the number of 
members on the legislature of the Virgin Islands and the number of 
such members constituting a quorum shall be determined by the laws 
of the Virgin Islands; H.R. 2462, Guam Omnibus Opportunities Act; 
H.R. 2671, Yankton Sioux Tribe and Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska 
Development Trust Fund Act; 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. 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; H.R. 4148, Tribal 
Contract Support Cost Technical Amendments of 2000; H.R. 4275, 
Colorado Canyons National Conservation Area and Black Ridge Canyons 
Wilderness Act of 2000; H.R. 4286, to provide for the establishment 
of the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge in Bibb County, 
Alabama; H.R. 4340, Mineral Revenue Payments Clarification 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. 4442, National Wildlife Refuge System 
Centennial Act; and H.R. 4579, Utah West Desert Land Exchange Act of 
2000, 11 a.m., 1324 Longworth.
  Committee on Ways and Means, to mark up H.J. Res. 99, disapproving 
the extension of the waiver authority contained in section 402(c) of 
the Trade Act of 1974 with respect to Vietnam, 10:30 a.m., 1100 
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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                     9:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 28

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Wednesday: Senate will continue consideration of H.R. 4577, 
Labor/HHS/Education Appropriations, with votes to occur on, or in 
relation to, the pending amendments beginning at 9:45 a.m.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                      10 a.m., Wednesday, June 28

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Tuesday: Consideration of H.R. 4680, Medicare RX 2000 Act 
(closed rule, two hours of debate);
  Consideration of Suspensions:
  (1) H.R. 3240--Drug Import Fairness Act of 1999; and
  (2) H. Res. 535--Sense of the House concerning the use of additional 
projected surplus funds to supplement Medicare funding, previously 
reduced under the Balanced Budget Act of 1997.
  Consideration of H.R. 4461, Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA, and 
Related Agencies Appropriations, 2001 (open rule, one hour of debate). 


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