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                                           Wednesday, July 26, 2000

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      House committees ordered reported 37 sundry measures


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S7587-S7721
Measures Introduced: Twenty bills and two resolutions were introduced, 
as follows: S. 2922-2941, and S. Res. 343-344.
  Pages S7655-56
Measures Reported: Reports were made as follows:
  S. 1586, to reduce the fractionated ownership of Indian Lands, with 
an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 106-361)
  H.R. 1729, to designate the Federal facility located at 1301 Emmet 
Street in Charlottesville, Virginia, as the ``Pamela B. Gwin Hall''.
  H.R. 1901, to designate the United States border station located in 
Pharr, Texas, as the ``Kika de la Garza United States Border Station''.
  H.R. 1959, 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. 4608, to designate the United States courthouse located at 220 
West Depot Street in Greeneville, Tennessee, as the ``James H. Quillen 
United States Courthouse''.
  S. 2253, to authorize the establishment of a joint United States-
Canada commission to study the feasibility of connecting the rail 
system in Alaska to the North American continental rail system; and for 
other purposes, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                             Page S7655
Measures Passed:
  World Bank AIDS Prevention Trust Fund Act: Committee on Foreign 
Relations was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3519, to 
provide for negotiations for the creation of a trust fund to be 
administered by the International Bank for Reconstruction and 
Development of the International Development Association to combat the 
AIDS epidemic, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the 
following amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S7619-24
  Bennett (for Helms) Amendment No. 4018, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Page S7619
  Indian Land Consolidation Act Amendments: Senate passed S. 1586, to 
reduce the fractionated ownership of Indian Lands, after agreeing to a 
committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following 
amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S7704-14
  DeWine (for Campbell) Amendment No. 4019, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Pages S7708-14
  Honoring Medal of Honor Recipients: Committee on Armed Services was 
discharged from further consideration of H. Con. Res. 351, recognizing 
Heroes Plaza in the City of Pueblo, Colorado, as honoring recipients of 
the Medal of Honor, and the resolution was then agreed to.
  Page S7714
  Semipostal Authorization Act: Senate passed H.R. 4437, to grant to 
the United States Postal Service the authority to issue semipostals, 
clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages S7714-15
  Fugitive Apprehension Act: Senate passed S. 2516, to fund task forces 
to locate and apprehend fugitives in Federal, State, and local felony 
criminal cases and give administrative subpoena authority to the United 
States Marshals Service, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the 
nature of a substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto: 
                                                         Pages S7715-20
  DeWine (for Thurmond) Amendment No. 4020, to impose nondisclosure 
requirements.
Pages S7716-20
Treasury/Postal Service Appropriations: Senate began consideration of 
H.R. 4871, making appropriations for the Treasury Department, the 
United States Postal Service, the Executive Office of the President, 
and certain Independent Agencies, for the fiscal year ending September 
30, 2001.
  Pages S7590-S7619, S7624-29

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  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By a unanimous vote of 97 yeas (Vote No. 227), three-fifths of those 
Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
agreed to the motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed 
to the bill, listed above.
Page S7590
PNTR for China: Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to 
the consideration of H.R. 4444, to authorize extension of 
nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to the 
People's Republic of China, and to establish a framework for relations 
between the United States and the People's Republic of China. 
                                                             Page S7590
  A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to proceed 
to the consideration of the bill and, in accordance with the provisions 
of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on the cloture 
motion will occur on Friday, July 28, 2000, or by unanimous consent, 
may occur on Thursday, July 27, 2000.
Page S7590
  Subsequently, the motion to proceed was withdrawn.
Page S7590
Intelligence Authorization: Senate continued consideration of the 
motion to proceed to the consideration of S. 2507, to authorize 
appropriations for fiscal year 2001 for intelligence and intelligence-
related activities of the United States Government, the Community 
Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and 
Disability System.
  Page S7629
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 96 yeas to 1 nay (Vote No. 228), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed 
to the motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to the 
bill, listed above.
Page S7629
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for the adoption 
of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, to occur on 
Thursday, July 27, 2000.
Energy/Water Development Appropriations--Agreement: A unanimous-consent 
agreement was reached providing for a vote on the motion to close 
further debate on the motion to proceed to the consideration of H.R. 
4733, making appropriations for energy and water development for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, to occur at approximately 11:30 
a.m., on Thursday, July 27, 2000.
  Page S7627
Defense Appropriations Conference Report--Agreement: A unanimous-
consent-time agreement was reached providing for the consideration of 
the conference report to H.R. 4576, making appropriations for the 
Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, on 
Thursday, July 27, 2000, with a vote on adoption of the conference 
report to occur at 3:15 p.m.
  Page S7630
Tribal Self-Governance Amendments: Senate agreed to the amendments of 
the House to the Senate amendment to H.R. 1167, to amend the Indian 
Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act to provide for further 
self-governance by Indian tribes, clearing the measure for the 
President.
  Page S7715
Appointment:
  Commission on the National Military Museum: The Chair, on behalf of 
the Democratic Leader, and in consultation with the ranking member of 
the Senate Committee on Armed Services, pursuant to Public Law 106-65, 
announced the appointment of Alan L. Hansen, AIA, of Virginia, to serve 
as a member of the Commission on the National Military Museum. 
                                         Page S7573 (Record of 7-25-00)
Authority for Committees: All committees were authorized to file 
legislative reports during the adjournment of the Senate on Friday, 
August 25, 2000, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  Page S7720
Messages from the President: Senate received the following message from 
the President of the United States:
  Transmitting, pursuant to law, the Twenty-first Annual Report of the 
Federal Labor Relations Authority for fiscal year 1999; to the 
Committee on Governmental Affairs. (PM-122)
Page S7653
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:
  Mildred Spiewak Dresselhaus, of Massachusetts, to be Director of the 
Office of Science, Department of Energy. (New Position) 
                                                     Pages S7704, S7721
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Geoff Bacino, of Illinois, to be a Member of the National Credit 
Union Administration Board for the term of six years expiring August 2, 
2005.
  David Z. Plavin, of New York, to be a Member of the Federal Aviation 
Management Advisory Council for a term of one year. (New Position)
  Edward E. Kaufman, of Delaware, to be a Member of the Broadcasting 
Board of Governors for a term expiring August 13, 2003. (Reappointment)
  Alberto J. Mora, of Florida, to be a Member of the Broadcasting Board 
of Governors for a term expiring August 13, 2003. (Reappointment)
  Sue Bailey, of Maryland, to be Administrator of the National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration.
  3 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
  16 Army nominations in the rank of general.

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  2 Marine Corps nominations in the rank of general.
  1 Navy nomination in the rank of admiral.
Pages S7720-21
Nominations Withdrawn:
  Senate received notification of the withdrawal of the following 
nomination:
  John R. Simpson, of Maryland, to be a Commissioner of the United 
States Parole Commission for a term of six years. (Reappointment), 
which was sent to the Senate on July 19, 1999.
Page S7721
Messages From the President:
  Page S7653
Messages From the House:
  Pages S7653-54
Measures Referred:
  Page S7654
Measures Placed on Calendar:
  Page S7654
Communications:
  Pages S7654-55
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S7655
Statements on Introduced Bills:
  Pages S7656-89
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S7689-90
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S7694-S7703
Authority for Committees:
  Pages S7703-04
Additional Statements:
  Pages S7651-53
Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S7704
Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--228) 
                                                     Pages S7590, S7629
Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:31 a.m., and adjourned at 8:04 p.m., 
until 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, July 27, 2000. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
S7720.)


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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
FEDERAL SUGAR PROGRAM
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Committee concluded 
oversight hearings to review U.S. sugar policy and the federal sugar 
program, after receiving testimony from Senators Dorgan, Breaux, and 
Abraham; Representatives Mink and Dan Miller; August Schumacher, Jr., 
Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural 
Services; Carol Brick-Turin, CBT Consulting, Annandale, Virginia; Ira 
S. Shapiro, Long, Aldridge and Norman, on behalf of the Coalition for 
Sugar Reform, Arthur S. Jaeger, Consumer Federation of America, John E. 
Frydenlund, Citizens Against Government Waste, Nicholas Kominus, United 
States Cane Sugar Refiners' Association, Shannon A. Estenoz, on behalf 
of the Everglades Coalition and World Wildlife Fund, and Lindsay 
McLaughlin, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, all of 
Washington, D.C.; Thomas A. Hammer, Sweetener Users Association, Falls 
Church, Virginia; Mark D. Perry, Florida Oceanographic Society, Stuart, 
Florida; Ray VanDriessche, Bay City, Michigan, on behalf of the 
American Sugarbeet Growers Association; James J. Horvath, American 
Crystal Sugar Company, Moorhead, Minnesota; E. Alan Kennett, Gay and 
Robinson, Kaumakani, Hawaii; Jack F. Lay, Refined Sugars, Inc., 
Yonkers, New York; and David Orden, Virginia Polytechnic Institute 
Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Blacksburg.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded hearings on the 
nominations of Donald Mancuso, of Virginia, to be Inspector General, 
Department of Defense, Roger W. Kallock, of Ohio, to be Deputy Under 
Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Material Readiness, and James 
Edgar Baker, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of 
Appeals for the Armed Forces, after the nominees testified and answered 
questions in their own behalf. Mr. Kallock was introduced by Senator 
Voinovich.
BROADBAND INTERNET REGULATION
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded 
hearings on S. 2902, to revise the definition of advanced service, 
which focuses on high-speed broadband Internet access and advanced 
services market issues, after receiving testimony from J. Shelby Bryan, 
ICG Communications, Inc., Englewood, Colorado; James D. Ellis, SBC 
Communications, Inc., San Antonio, Texas; Arne L. Haynes, Rainier 
Group, Eatonville, Washington; Robert Taylor, Focal Communications, 
Chicago, Illinois, on behalf of the Association for Local 
Telecommunications Services; Sue Ashdown, XMission, Salt Lake City, 
Utah, on behalf of the American Internet Service Providers Association; 
Thomas J. Duesterberg, Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI, Inc., Arlington, 
Virginia; James K. Glassman, American Enterprise Institute, on behalf 
of the TechCentralStation.com, and Peter Pitsch, Intel Corporation, on 
behalf of the Information Technology Industry Council, both of 
Washington, D.C.; and Eric Strumingher, Paine Webber, New York, New 
York.
NATURAL GAS SUPPLY
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee concluded 
oversight hearings to examine America's status of natural gas supplies 
in light of rapidly increasing demand, after receiving testimony from 
David J. Hayes, Deputy Secretary of the Interior; T.J. Glauthier, 
Deputy Secretary, and Mary J. Hutzler, Director, Office of Integrated 
Analysis and

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Forecasting, Energy Information Administration, both of the Department 
of Energy; G. Warfield Hobbs, IV, American Association of Petroleum 
Geologists, New Canaan, Connecticut; and Paul L. Kelly, Rowan 
Companies, Inc., and Matthew R. Simmons, Simmons and Company 
International, both on behalf of the National Petroleum Council, and 
Michael L. Johnson, Conoco Inc., on behalf of the Natural Gas Supply 
Association, all of Houston, Texas.
DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Forests and 
Public Land Management concluded oversight hearings on the Draft 
Environmental Impact Statement implementing the October 1999 
announcement by the President to review approximately 40 million acres 
of national forest lands for increased protection, focusing on 
conserving and enhancing the important social and ecological values of 
roadless areas within the National Forest System, after receiving 
testimony from James R. Furnish, Deputy Chief, National Forest System, 
Forest Service, Department of Agriculture.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee ordered favorably 
reported the following business items:
  S. 2417, to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to increase 
funding for State nonpoint source pollution control programs, with 
amendments;
  S. 1109, to conserve global bear populations by prohibiting the 
importation, exportation, and interstate trade of bear viscera and 
items, products, or substances containing, or labeled or advertised as 
containing, bear viscera;
  S. 2878, to commemorate the centennial of the establishment of the 
first national wildlife refuge in the United States on March 14, 1903;
  H.R. 1729, to designate the Federal facility located at 1301 Emmet 
Street in Charlottesville, Virginia, as the ``Pamela B. Gwin Hall'';
  H.R. 1901, to designate the United States border station located in 
Pharr, Texas, as the ``Kika de la Garza United States Border Station'';
  H.R. 1959, 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. 4608, to designate the United States courthouse located at 220 
West Depot Street in Greeneville, Tennessee, as the ``James H. Quillen 
United States Courthouse''; and
  The nominations of Arthur C. Campbell, of Tennessee, to be Assistant 
Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, and Ella Wong-Rusinko, 
of Virginia, to be Alternate Federal Co-chairman of the Appalachian 
Regional Commission.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Finance: Committee concluded hearings on the nominations 
of Robert S. LaRussa, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary of Commerce 
for International Trade, Jonathan Talisman, of Maryland, to be 
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Policy, Ruth Martha Thomas, 
of the District of Columbia, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of the 
Treasury, and Lisa Gayle Ross, of the District of Columbia, to be 
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Management and Chief Financial 
Officer, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their 
own behalf. Mr. LaRussa was introduced by Representative Levin, and Ms. 
Thomas was introduced by Representative Gejdenson.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee ordered favorably reported 
the following business items:
  An original bill to authorize assistance for international malaria 
control, and to provide for coordination and consultations in providing 
assistance under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 with respect to 
malaria, HIV, and tuberculosis;
  S. 2253, to authorize the establishment of a joint United States-
Canada commission to study the feasibility of connecting the rail 
system in Alaska to the North American continental rail system, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. Con. Res. 131, commemorating the 20th anniversary of the workers' 
strikes in Poland that led to the creation of the independent trade 
union Solidarnosc, with amendments;
  S. Res. 334, expressing appreciation to the people of Okinawa for 
hosting United States defense facilities, commending the Government of 
Japan for choosing Okinawa as the site for hosting the summit meeting 
of the G-8 countries, with amendments;
  Inter-American Convention for the Protection and Conservation of Sea 
Turtles, with Annexes, done at Caracas December 1, 1996, (the 
``Convention''), which was signed by the United States, subject to 
ratification, on December 13, 1996. (Treaty Doc. 105-48), with three 
understandings, five declarations, and two provisos;
  Food Aid Convention 1999, which was opened for signature at the 
United Nations Headquarters, New York, from May 1 through June 30, 
1999. Convention was signed by the United States June 16, 1999. (Treaty 
Doc. 106-14), with three declarations, and one proviso;

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  Convention (No. 176) Concerning Safety and Health in Mines, adopted 
by the International Labor Conference at its 82nd Session in Geneva on 
June 22, 1995. (Treaty Doc. 106-8), with two understanding, two 
declarations, and two provisos; and
  The nominations of Richard A. Boucher, of Maryland, to be Assistant 
Secretary of State for Public Affairs, Everett L. Mosley, of Virginia, 
to be Inspector General, Agency for International Development, and 
Michael G. Kozak, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Belarus.
PUBLIC INTEREST DECLASSIFICATION
Committee on Governmental Affairs: Committee concluded hearings on S. 
1801, to provide for the identification, collection, and review for 
declassification of records and materials that are of extraordinary 
public interest to the people of the United States, after receiving 
testimony from Senator Moynihan; Representative Goss; Steven Garfinkel, 
Director, Information Security Oversight Office, National Archives and 
Records Administration; R. James Woolsey, Shea and Gardner, former 
Director of Central Intelligence, and Steven Aftergood, Federation of 
American Scientists, both of Washington, D.C.; and Warren F. Kimbal, 
Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey.
MT. CARMEL COMPLEX REPORT
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight 
and the Courts concluded hearings on the interim report to the Attorney 
General concerning the 1993 confrontation at the Mt. Carmel Complex, 
after receiving testimony from former Senator John C. Danforth, Special 
Counsel, Department of Justice.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee 
concluded hearings to examine the progress made since the enactment the 
Americans with Disabilities Act ten years ago, focusing on progress 
made toward eliminating segregation, discrimination, and exclusion of 
people with disabilities from the benefits and opportunities afforded 
to other citizens, after receiving testimony from Judith E. Heumann, 
Assistant Secretary of Education for Special Education and 
Rehabilitative Services; Rebecca L. Ogle, Executive Director, 
Presidential Task Force on Employment of Adults with Disabilities; 
Peggy R. Mastroianni, Associate Legal Counsel, Equal Employment 
Opportunity Commission; Elizabeth Savage, Counsel to the Acting 
Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, Department of 
Justice; Melanie Fry, Minnesota Department of Human Services, St. Paul, 
Barbara Judy, Job Accommodation Network, Morgantown, West Virginia, and 
Santiago Rodriguez, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington, all on 
behalf of the President's Committee on Employment of People with 
Disabilities; Mia Peterson, Capabilities Unlimited, Inc., Cincinnati, 
Ohio, on behalf of the National Down Syndrome Society; Deborah Lisi-
Baker, Vermont Center for Independent Living, Montpelier; Jonathan F. 
Kessel, Washington, D.C.; John Pak, Greenbelt, Maryland; and Jesse 
Leaman, Laurel, Maryland.
HEALTH CARE DISPARITIES
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Subcommittee on 
Public Health concluded hearings to examine health care disparities 
among women, minorities, and rural under-served populations, and the 
actions of the National Institutes of Health to address these 
disparities, as well as review any relevant legislation designed to 
address the issues of health disparities, after receiving testimony 
from Representatives Watts, John Lewis, and Jackson; Ruth L. 
Kirschstein, Acting Director, National Institutes of Health, Department 
of Health and Human Services; Louis W. Sullivan, Morehouse College 
School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, on behalf of the Association of 
Minority Health Professions Schools; John Maupin, Meharry Medical 
College, Nashville, Tennessee; Elena Rios, on behalf of the Hispanic-
Serving Health Professions Schools, Inc., and National Hispanic Medical 
Association, and Phyllis Greenberger, Society for Women's Health 
Research, both of Washington, D.C.; and Gilbert H. Friedell, University 
of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, Lexington, on behalf of the 
Intercultural Cancer Council.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Small Business: Committee ordered favorably reported S. 
1594, to amend the Small Business Act and Small Business Investment Act 
of 1958, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
BUSINESS MEETING
Select Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee ordered favorably 
reported the following bills:
  S. 2283, to amend the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century 
to make certain amendments with respect to Indian tribes, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 2872, to improve the cause of action for misrepresentation of 
Indian arts and crafts; and
  H.R. 2647, to amend the Act entitled ``An Act relating to the water 
rights of the Ak-Chin Indian Community'' to clarify certain provisions 
concerning the leasing of such water rights.

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INDIAN GAMING ACTIVITIES
Select Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee concluded oversight 
hearings to examine the activities of the National Indian Gaming 
Commission which monitors and regulates certain forms of gaming 
conducted by Indian tribes on Indian lands, after receiving testimony 
from Montie R. Deer, Chairman, National Indian Gaming Commission; 
Richard G. Hill, National Indian Gaming Association, Washington, D.C.; 
Delores Pigsley, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, Siletz, Oregon; 
and Tracy Burris, Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association, Durant.
AUTHORIZATION--INDIAN HEALTH CARE IMPROVEMENT ACT
Select Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee resumed hearings on S. 
2526, to amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to revise and 
extend such Act, receiving testimony from John J. Callahan, Assistant 
Secretary of Health and Human Services for Management and Budget; 
Melissa McNiel, Cherokee Nation, Tahlequah, Oklahoma; Barbara Namias, 
North American Indian Center of Boston, Inc., Jamaica Plain, 
Massachusetts, on behalf of the National Council of Urban Indian 
Health; and Virginia Hill, Southern Indian Health Council, Inc., 
Alpine, California, on behalf of the Southern California Tribal 
Chairmen's Association, Inc.
  Hearings recessed subject to call.


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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Bills Introduced: 25 public bills, H.R.4961-4985; and 2 resolutions, H. 
Con. Res. 381-382, were introduced.
  Pages H7127-28
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows.
  H.R. 4678, to provide more child support money to families leaving 
welfare, to simplify the rules governing the assignment and 
distribution of child support collected by States on behalf of 
children, to improve the collection of child support, to promote 
marriage, amended (H. Rept. 106-793, Pt. 1);
  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, amended (H. Rept. 106-794);
  H. Res. 564, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4865) to 
amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the 1993 income tax 
increase on Social Security benefits (H. Rept. 106-795); and
  Conference report on H.R. 4516, making appropriations for the 
Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001 (H. 
Rept. 106-796).
Page H7092, H7095-H7126, H7127
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he 
designated Representative Ose to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H7005
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures debated on July 25:
  Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grants: H.R. 4033, amended, to amend the 
Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to clarify the 
procedures and conditions for the award of matching grants for the 
purchase of armor vests (passed by a yea and nay vote of 413 yeas to 3 
nays, Roll No. 439); and
  Pages H7008-09
  Postponed Illegal Pornography Prosecution: H.R. 4710, to authorize 
appropriations for the prosecution of obscenity cases (passed by a yea 
and nay vote of 412 yeas to 4 nays, Roll No. 440).
  Page H7009
Trade Waiver for Vietnam: The House failed to pass 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 by a yea and 
nay vote of 91 yeas to 332 nays, Roll No. 441.
  Pages H7009-20
District of Columbia Appropriations: The House completed general debate 
and began considering amendments to H.R. 4942, making appropriations 
for the government of the District of Columbia and other activities 
chargeable in whole or in part against revenues of said District for 
the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001.
  Pages H7026-58
Agreed To:
  Istook amendment No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 106-790 that makes 
available $100,000 for Metrorail construction;
Pages H7036-37
Points of Order Sustained Against:
  Moran amendment No. 12 printed in the Congressional Record that 
sought to strike Section 164 dealing with the District of Columbia 
Health and Hospitals Public Benefit Corporation;
Pages H7040-41

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  Norton amendment No. 22 printed in the Congressional Record that sought to 
strike all of the General Provisions in the bill;
Pages H7041-44
  Moran amendment No. 13 printed in the Congressional Record that sought to 
strike sections 128 and 129 dealing with the granting of preferences in the 
use of surplus school properties to public charter schools and modifications 
of contracting requirements;
Pages H7046-48
  Section 153 that sought to specify funding from the National Highway 
System;
Page H7054
Amendments Offered:
  Souder amendment No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 106-790 that seeks to prohibit 
the use of any funding for needle exchange programs; and
Pages H7050-53
  Norton amendment No. 23 printed in the Congressional Record that seeks to 
strike Section 168 that specifies that the Health Insurance Coverage for 
Contraceptives Act of 2000 shall not take effect.
Pages H7055-58
  H. Res. 563, the rule that is providing for consideration of the bill was 
agreed to by a yea and nay vote of 217 yeas to 203 nays, Roll No. 442. 
                                                              Pages H7021-26
Order of Business--District of Columbia Appropriations: Agreed that during 
further consideration of H.R. 4942, no amendment shall be in order except 
pro forma amendments offered by the Chairman or ranking member of the 
Committee on Appropriations or their designees for the purpose of debate, 
the amendments printed in H. Rept. 106-790, and amendments No. 23 and 13 
printed in the Congressional Record.
  Page H7044
DOD Authorizations--Send to Conference: The House disagreed with the Senate 
amendment to H.R. 4205, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2001 for 
military activities of the Department of Defense and for military 
construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2001 
and agreed to a conference.
  Pages H7058-61
  Representative Taylor of Mississippi offered a motion to instruct 
conferees to insist upon the provisions contained in section 725, relating 
to the Medicare subvention project for military retirees and dependents of 
the House bill. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. 
                                                              Pages H7058-61
Presidential Message--Federal Labor Relations Authority: Read a letter from 
the President wherein he transmitted the 21st Annual Report of the Federal 
Labor Relations Authority for fiscal year 1999--referred to the Committee on 
Government Reform.
  Page H7061
Recess: The House recessed at 7:40 p.m. and reconvened at 11:28 p.m. 
                                                                  Page H7090
Recess: The House recessed at 11:30 p.m. and reconvened at 7 a.m. on 
Thursday, July 27.
  Page H7090, H7095
Recess: The House recessed at 7:01 a.m. and reconvened at 9:10 a.m. on 
Thursday, July 27.
  Page H7126
Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate today appear on pages 
H7005 and H7127.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea and nay votes developed during the proceedings 
of the House today and appear on pages H7008-09, H7009, H7020, and H7026. 
There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 9:11 a.m. on 
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Committee Meetings
FEDERAL FARM POLICY
Committee on Agriculture: Concluded hearings to review federal farm policy. 
Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
NATIONAL ENERGY STRATEGY
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Interior held a hearing on 
National Energy Strategy. Testimony was heard from the following officials 
of the Department of Energy: Mark J. Mazur, Administrator, Energy 
Information Administration; Robert Kripowicz, Principal Deputy Assistant 
Secretary, Fossil Energy; and Dan Reicher, Assistant Secretary, Energy 
Efficiency and Renewable Energy; William Keese, Chairman, Energy Commission, 
State of California; and F. William Valentino, President, Energy Research 
and Development Authority, State of New York.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Commerce: Ordered reported, as amended, the following bills: 
H.R. 4541, Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000; and H.R. 3250, 
Health Care Fairness Act of 1999.
SCIENTIFICALLY BASED EDUCATION RESEARCH, STATISTICS, EVALUATION, AND 
INFORMATION ACT
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Early Childhood, 
Youth, and Families approved for full Committee action, as amended, H.R. 
4875, Scientifically Based Education Research, Statistics, Evaluation, and 
Information Act of 2000.
OVERSIGHT--COMPUTER SECURITY
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Government Management, 
Information and Technology held an oversight hearing on Computer Security: 
Cyber Attacks--War Without Borders. Testimony was heard from the following 
officials of the Department of Justice: Michael Vatis, Director, National 
Infrastructure Protection Center, FBI; and Edgar A. Adamson, Chief, U.S. 
National Central Bureau-Interpol; the following officials of the Department 
of Defense: Richard C. Schaeffer, Jr., Director, Infrastructure and 
Information Assurance, Office of the Assistant Secretary (Command, Control, 
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Chief Information Assurance Officer, Defense Intelligence Agency; Jack 
Brock, Director, Governmentwide and Defense Information Systems, GAO; and 
public witnesses.
COMBATING TERRORISM
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans' 
Affairs and International Relations held a hearing on Combating Terrorism: 
Assessing Threats, Risk Management and Establishing Priorities. Testimony 
was heard from Norman Rabkin, Director, National Security and International 
Affairs Division, GAO; Ambassador L. Paul Bremer, III, Chairman, National 
Commission on Terrorism; Raphael F. Perl, Specialist in International 
Affairs, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress; and public 
witnesses.
  The Subcommittee also met in executive session to hold a hearing on this 
subject. Testimony was heard from departmental witnesses.
INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT
Committee on International Relations: Concluded hearings on The 
International Criminal Court: Recent Developments, Part 11. Testimony was 
heard from David Scheffer, Ambassador-at-Large, War Crimes Issues, 
Department of State; and Walter Slocombe, Under Secretary, Policy, 
Department of Defense.
U.S. RELATIONS WITH BRAZIL
Committee on International Relations: Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere 
held a hearing on U.S. Relations with Brazil: Strategic Partners or Regional 
Competitors? Testimony was heard from Linda Eddleman, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Department of State; and 
public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on the Judiciary: Ordered reported the following bills: H.R. 4640, 
amended, DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of 2000; H.R. 4292, the Born-
Alive Infants Protection Act of 2000; and H.R. 2883, amended, Adopted 
Orphans Citizenship Act.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Resources: Ordered reported the following measures: H. Con. 
Res. 345, expressing the sense of the Congress regarding the need for 
cataloging and maintaining public memorials commemorating military conflicts 
of the United States and the service of individuals in the Armed Forces; S. 
624, amended, Fort Peck Reservation Rural Water System Act of 1999; S. 1027, 
Deschutes Resources Conservancy Reauthorization Act of 1999; H.R. 1124, 
amended, Fort Peck Reservation Rural Water System Act of 1999; S. 1288, 
Community Forest Restoration Act; H.R. 1460, to amend the Ysleta del Sur 
Pueblo and Alabama and Coushatta Indian Tribes of Texas Restoration Act to 
decrease the requisite blood quantum required for membership in the Ysleta 
del Sur Pueblo tribe; S. 1694, amended, Hawaii Water Resources Reclamation 
Act of 2000; H.R. 1751, amended, Carrizo Plain National Conservation Area 
Act of 1999; H.R. 2090, amended, Exploration of the Seas Act; H.R. 2267, 
amended, Willing Seller Amendments of 1999 to the National Trails System 
Act; H.R. 2674, amended, Palmetto Bend Conveyance Act; H.R. 2752, amended, 
Lincoln County Land Act of 1999; H.R. 2798, amended, Pacific Salmon Recovery 
Act of 1999; H.R. 3241, amended, 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. 3388, amended, Lake Tahoe Restoration Act; H.R. 3520, 
amended, White Clay Creek Wild and Scenic Rivers System Act; H.R. 3632, 
amended, Golden Gate National Recreation Area Boundary Adjustment Act of 
2000; H.R. 3745, amended, Effigy Mounds National Monument Additions Act; 
H.R. 4144, amended, Coal Accountability and Retired Employee Act of the 21st 
Century; H.R. 4226, amended, Black Hills National Forest and Rocky Mountain 
Research Station Improvement Act; H.R. 4318, amended, Red River National 
Wildlife Refuge Act; H.R. 4521, amended, 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; H.R. 4643, Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla 
Indians Claims Settlement Act; H.R. 4725, amended, to amend the Zuni Land 
Conservation Act of 1990 to provide for the expenditure of Zuni funds by 
that tribe; H.R. 4790, amended, Hunting Heritage Protection Act; H.R. 4840, 
amended, Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Act of 2000; and H.R. 4847, amended, to 
direct the Secretary of the Interior to refund certain amounts received by 
the United States pursuant to the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982.
  The Committee also considered but deferred action on 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.
SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS TAX RELIEF ACT
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a modified closed rule providing 
1 hour of debate on H.R. 4865, Social Security Benefits Tax Relief Act of 
2000. The rule waives all points of order against the bill and against its 
consideration. The rule provides that the amendment recommended by the 
Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill shall be considered as 
adopted. The rule provides for consideration of the amendment in the nature 
of a substitute printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the 
resolution, if offered by Representative Pomeroy or his designee, which 
shall be considered as read and shall be separately debatable for one hour 
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opponent. The rule waives all points of order against the amendment in the 
nature of a substitute. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit 
with or without instructions. Testimony was heard from Chairman Archer and 
Representatives Kanjorski, Pomeroy, Green of Texas and Capuano.
CHILD SUPPORT DISTRIBUTION ACT
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a modified closed rule, 
providing 1 hour of debate on H.R. 4678, Child Support Distribution Act of 
2000. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. 
The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute 
recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means, as modified by the amendment 
printed in Part A of the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution, 
shall be an original bill for the purpose of amendment, which shall be 
considered as read. The rule provides for consideration of the amendment 
printed in Part B of the Rules Committee report if offered by Representative 
Scott or his designee, which shall be considered as read and shall be 
debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and 
an opponent. The rule waives all points of order against the amendment 
printed in Part B of the report. Finally the rule provides one motion to 
recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was heard from 
Representatives Johnson of Connecticut and Scott.
CONFERENCE REPORT--LEGISLATIVE APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Rules: Granted, by a record vote of 8 to 2, a rule waiving all 
points of order against the conference report to accompany H.R. 4516, making 
appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2001, and against its consideration. The rule provides that 
the conference report shall be considered as read.
SUMMER DISTRICT WORK PERIOD ADJOURNMENT RESOLUTION
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a rule providing for the 
consideration of a concurrent resolution providing for the adjournment of 
the House and Senate for the summer district work period. The rule waives 
all points of order against consideration of the resolution.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Science: Ordered reported, as amended, the following bills: 
H.R. 2413, Computer Security Enhancement Act of 1999; H.R. 4429, Electronic 
Commerce Enhancement Act of 2000; and H.R. 4271, National Science Education 
Act.
MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Ordered reported the 
following measures: S. 1794, to designate the Federal courthouse at 145 East 
Simpson Avenue in Jackson, Wyoming, as the ``Clifford P. Hansen Federal 
Courthouse''; H.R. 2163, amended, to designate the United States courthouse 
located at 500 Pearl Street in New York City, New York, as the ``Ted Weiss 
United States Courthouse''; H.R. 3378, amended, Tijuana River Valley Estuary 
and Beach Sewage Cleanup Act of 1999; and H.R. 4104, amended, Mississippi 
Sound Restoration Act of 2000.
  The Committee also approved the following: GSA Courthouse Construction 
Program for fiscal year 2001; an Out-of-cycle Lease prospectus; an 11 (b) 
Resolution; an Out-of-cycle repair and alteration prospectus; and Corps of 
Engineer survey resolutions.
Joint Meetings
APPROPRIATIONS--LABOR, HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES, AND EDUCATION
Conferees continued to meet to resolve differences between the Senate and 
House passed versions 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, but did not complete 
action thereon, and will meet again tomorrow.
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                             NEW PUBLIC LAWS

        (For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D822)
  S. 1892, to authorize the acquisition of the Valles Caldera, to provide 
for an effective land and wildlife management program for this resource 
within the Department of Agriculture. Signed July 25, 2000. (P.L. 106-248)
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COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

                              JULY 27, 2000

          (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Special Committee on Aging: to hold hearings to examine staff shortages 
for nursing home residents, 9:30 a.m., SD-628.
  Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: to hold hearings to 
review proposals to establish an international school lunch program, 9 
a.m., SH-216.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold hearings to 
examine antitrust issues in the airline industry, focusing on trends in 
the industry, the impact that a reduction of competitors might have on 
competition and concentration levels at hubs, 9:30 a.m., SR-253.
  Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: to hold oversight hearings 
on the United States General Accounting Office's investigation of the 
Cerro Grande Fire in the State of New Mexico, and from Federal agencies 
on the Cerro Grande Fire and their fire policies in general, 9:30 a.m., 
SD-366.
  Subcommittee on National Parks, Historic Preservation, and Recreation, 
to hold hearings on S. 1734, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior 
to contribute funds for the establishment of an interpretative center on 
the life and contributions of President Abraham Lincoln; H.R. 3084, to 
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contribute funds for the establishment of an interpretative center on the 
life and contributions of President Abraham Lincoln; S. 2345, to direct 
the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study 
concerning the preservation and public use of sites associated with 
Harriet Tubman located in Auburn, New York; S. 2638, to adjust the 
boundaries of the Gulf Islands National Seashore to include Cat Island, 
Mississippi; H.R. 2541, to adjust the boundaries of the Gulf Islands 
National Seashore to include Cat Island, Mississippi; and S. 2848, to 
provide for a land exchange to benefit the Pecos National Historical Park 
in New Mexico, 2:30 p.m., SD-366.
  Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold closed hearings on the 
nomination of John E. McLaughlin, of Pennsylvania, to be Deputy Director 
of Central Intelligence, 3:30 p.m., SH-219.
  Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Antitrust, Business Rights, 
and Competition, business meeting to mark up S. 2778, to amend the 
Sherman Act to make oil-producing and exporting cartels illegal, 9:30 
a.m., SD-226.
  Full Committee, business meeting to consider pending calendar business, 
11:30 a.m., Room to be announced.
  Subcommittee on Criminal Justice Oversight, to hold hearings to examine 
the lack of standardization and training in protecting Executive Branch 
officials, 2 p.m., SD-226.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs: business meeting to mark up pending 
legislation, and the nomination of Robert M. Walker, of West Virginia, to 
be Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Memorial Affairs; and Thomas 
L. Garthwaite, of Pennsylvania, to be Under Secretary for Health of the 
Department of Veterans Affairs, 10 a.m., SR-418.


                                  House

  Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Livestock and Horticulture, 
hearing to review illegal activities at the Hunts Point Marketing 
Terminal, 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.
  Committee on Banking and Financial Services, to mark up the following 
bills: H.R. 1161, Financial Contract Netting Improvement Act of 1999; 
H.R. 4541, Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000; and H.R. 4096, 
Bureau of Engraving and Printing Security Printing Amendments Act of 
2000, 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Budget, hearing on Understanding Intergenerational 
Economic Issues, 10 a.m., 210 Cannon.
  Committee on Commerce, Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade, and 
Consumer Protection, hearing on H.R. 2420, Internet Freedom and Broadband 
Deployment Act of 1999, 11 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on Government Reform, hearing on ``Felonies and Favors: A 
Friend of the Attorney General Gathers Information from the Justice 
Department,'' 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, to mark 
up H.R. 2906, Sudan Peace Act, 2:30 p.m., 2255 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Commercial and 
Administrative Law, hearing on H.R. 4105, Fair Justice Act of 2000, 10 
a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on the Constitution, oversight hearing on Constitutional 
Rights and the Grand Jury, 1 p.m., 2237 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property, oversight hearing on 
State Sovereign Immunity and Protection of Intellectual Property, 9 a.m., 
B-352 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims, to mark up the following: H.R. 
4548, Agricultural Opportunities Act; and private immigration bills, 10 
a.m., 2226 Rayburn.
  Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, 
Wildlife and Oceans, oversight hearing on implementation of the 
Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998, 9:30 a.m., 1334 Longworth.
  Subcommittee on Water and Power, hearing on the following measures: 
H.R. 2820, to provide for the ownership and operation of the irrigation 
works on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community's reservation in 
Maricopa County, Arizona, by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian 
Community; H.R. 2988, Lower Rio Grande Valley Water Resources 
Conservation and Improvement Act of 1999; H.R. 4013, Upper Mississippi 
River Basin Conservation Act of 2000; S. 1778, to provide for equal 
exchanges of land around the Cascade Reservoir; and the Bureau of 
Reclamation Law Enforcement, 2 p.m., 1334 Longworth.
  Committee on Science, Subcommittee on Basic Research and the 
Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, joint hearing on The State of 
Ocean and Marine Science, 2 p.m., 2318 Rayburn.
  Committee on Small Business, to mark up the following: H.R. 4890, Small 
Business Contract Equity Act of 2000; H.R. 4897, Equity in Contracting 
for Women Act of 2000; the Small Business Competition Act of 2000; and 
other pending business, 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on 
Aviation, hearing on the Trend Towards Criminalization of Aircraft 
Accidents, 9:30 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Emergency Management, 
hearing on Oversight of Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) Initiatives, 2 
p.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations, hearing on patient safety and quality management in the 
Department of Veterans Affairs, 10 a.m., 334 Cannon.
  Committee on Ways and Means, to mark up the Foreign Sales Corporation 
Replacement Act of 2000, 10:30 a.m., 1100 Longworth.
  Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, executive, hearing on 
Department of Energy/Los Alamos Update, 1 p.m., and, executive, briefing 
on Intelligence Collection Issues, 3 p.m., H-405 Capitol.


                             Joint Meetings

  Conference: meeting of conferees continues on 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, 2 p.m., Room to be announced.
  Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: to hold hearings to 
examine Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic's recent efforts to 
perpetuate his power by forcing through changes to the Yugoslav 
constitution and cracking down on opposition and independent forces in 
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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                      9:30 a.m., Thursday, July 27

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Thursday: Senate will begin a period of morning business 
(not to extend beyond 11 a.m.), for Senators to offer statements in 
memory of the late Senator Paul Coverdell.
  At 11 a.m., Senate will swear in Zell Miller, of Georgia, to fill the 
vacancy caused by the death of Senator Coverdell; following which, 
Senate will adopt the motion to proceed to the consideration of S. 
2507, Intelligence Authorization, if pending, and vote on the motion to 
close further debate on the motion to proceed to the consideration of 
H.R. 4733, Energy and Water Development Appropriations.
  Also, following the cloture vote, Senate will consider the conference 
report to H.R. 4576, Defense Appropriations, with a vote on adoption of 
the conference report to occur at 3:15 p.m.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                       10 a.m., Thursday, July 27

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Thursday: Consideration of H.R. 4942, District of Columbia 
Appropriations (modified open rule);
  Consideration of the conference report on H.R. 4516, Legislative 
Branch Appropriations (rule waiving points of order);
  Consideration of H.R. 4865, Social Security Benefits Tax Relief Act 
(modified closed rule, one hour of debate); and
  Consideration of H.R. 4678, Child Support Distribution Act (modified 
closed rule, one hour of debate).
    
    
    
    
    
    
    


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