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Daily Digest/Senate; Congressional Record Vol. 146, No. 3


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                                        Wednesday, January 26, 2000

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Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S49-S106
Measures Introduced: Six bills and five resolutions were introduced, as 
follows: S. 2004-2009, S. Res. 245-247, and S. Con. Res. 78-79. 
                                                           Pages S85-86
Measures Passed:
  Relative to the Death of Dr. Floyd M. Riddick: Senate agreed to S. 
Res. 245, relative to the Death of Dr. Floyd M. Riddick, 
Parliamentarian Emeritus of the United States Senate.
  Page S97
  Relative to the Death of Former Senator Carl Curtis: Senate agreed to 
S. Res. 246, relative to the death of former United States Senator Carl 
Curtis of Nebraska.
  Pages S97-98
Bankruptcy Reform Act: Senate resumed consideration of S. 625, to amend 
title 11, United States Code, taking action on the following amendments 
proposed thereto:
  Pages S49-58, S63, S72-74
Adopted:
  Craig Modified Amendment No. 2651, to allow pawned tangible personal 
property to be excluded from the bankruptcy estate so long as the 
debtor has no legal obligation to repay the money or redeem or buy back 
the property.
Pages S51, S63
  Leahy (for Sarbanes) Modified Amendment No. 2517, to require that 
consumers be notified of the availability of toll-free telephone access 
to certain consumer credit information.
Withdrawn:
  Hatch/Torricelli Amendment No. 1729, to provide for domestic support 
obligations.
Page S63
  Feinstein Amendment No. 1696, to limit the amount of credit extended 
under an open end consumer credit plan to persons under the age of 21. 
                                                               Page S49
  Feinstein Amendment No. 2755, to discourage indiscriminate extensions 
of credit and resulting consumer insolvency.
Page S49
  Schumer/Durbin Amendment No. 2759, with respect to national standards 
and homeowner home maintenance costs.
Page S49
  Schumer Amendment No. 2765, to include certain dislocated workers' 
expenses in the debtor's monthly expenses.
Page S49
  Dodd Amendment No. 2531, to protect certain education savings. 
                                                               Page S49
  Dodd Amendment No. 2753, to amend the Truth in Lending Act to provide 
for enhanced information regarding credit card balance payment terms 
and conditions, and to provide for enhanced reporting of credit card 
solicitations to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System 
and to Congress.
Page S49
  Hatch/Dodd/Gregg Amendment No. 2536, to protect certain education 
savings.
Page S50
  Schumer/Santorum Amendment No. 2761, to improve disclosure of the 
annual percentage rate for purchases applicable to credit card 
accounts.
Page S50
  Feingold Amendment No. 2779 (to Amendment No. 2748), to modify 
certain provisions providing for an exception to a limitation on an 
automatic stay under section 362(b) of title 11, United States Code, 
relating to evictions and similar proceedings to provide for the 
payment of rent that becomes due after the petition of a debtor is 
filed.
Page S50
Pending:
  Wellstone Amendment No. 2537, to disallow claims of certain insured 
depository institutions.
Pages S49, S56-57
  Wellstone Amendment No. 2538, with respect to the disallowance of 
certain claims and to prohibit certain coercive debt collection 
practices.
Pages S49, S56-57
  Schumer/Durbin Amendment No. 2762, to modify the means test relating 
to safe harbor provisions.
Page S49
  Schumer Amendment No. 2763, to ensure that debts incurred as a result 
of clinic violence are nondischargeable.
Page S49
  Feingold Modified Amendment No. 2748, to provide for an exception to 
a limitation on an automatic stay under section 362(b) of title 11, 
United States Code, relating to evictions and similar proceedings to 
provide for the payment of rent that becomes due after the petition of 
a debtor is filed.
Page S50
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the bill and certain amendments on Monday, January 31, 
2000 at 2 p.m.
Page S98

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Appointments:
  National Commission for the Review of the National Reconnaissance 
Office: The Chair, on behalf of the Majority Leader, pursuant to Public 
Law 106-120, appointed the following individuals to serve as members of 
the National Commission for the Review of the National Reconnaissance 
Office: Senator Allard, Martin Faga, of Virginia, and William 
Schneider, Jr., of New York.
  Page S102
  National Commission for the Review of the National Reconnaissance 
Office: The Chair, on behalf of the Democratic Leader, pursuant to 
Public Law 106-120, appointed the following individuals to serve as 
members of the National Commission for the Review of the National 
Reconnaissance Office: Senator Kerrey, and Lt. Gen. Patrick Marshall 
Hughes, United States Army, Retired, of Virginia.
  Page S102
  Washington's Farewell Address: The Chair, on behalf of the Vice 
President, pursuant to the order of the Senate of January 24, 1901, 
appointed Senator Moynihan to read Washington's Farewell Address on 
February 22, 2000.
  Page S102
Communications:
  Pages S78-81
Petitions:
  Pages S81-85
Statements on Introduced Bills:
  Pages S86-92
Additional Cosponsors:
  January 25, 2000
Page S92
  January 26, 2000
Page S92
Authority for Committees:
  Page S95
Additional Statements:
  Pages S95-97
Adjournment: Senate convened at 11 a.m., and adjourned at 5:34 p.m., 
until 8:30 p.m., on Thursday, January 27, 2000. (For Senate's program, 
see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings; Congressional Record Vol. 146, No. 3


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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
PATIENT SAFETY
Committee on Appropriations: On Tuesday, January 25, 2000, Subcommittee 
on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and the Committee 
on Veteran Affairs concluded joint hearings to examine reports and 
initiatives on patient safety, after receiving testimony from Thomas L. 
Garthwaite, Acting Under Secretary for Health, and James P. Bagian, 
Director, National Center for Patient Safety, Veterans Health 
Administration, both of the Department of Veterans Affairs; Molly J. 
Coye, Institute of Medicine; Joe Donahey, Circuit Court Judge, Pasco 
County, Florida; Lucian Leape, Harvard University School of Public 
Health, Boston, Massachusetts; and Ralph Specken, New York, New York.
NOMINATION
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded 
hearings on the nomination of Alan Greenspan, of New York, to be 
Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, after 
the nominee testified and answered questions in his own behalf.
ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Committee on the Budget: Committee concluded hearings on the economic 
and budget forecasts of the Congressional Budget Office for fiscal 
years 2001-2010, after receiving testimony from Dan L. Crippen, 
Director, Congressional Budget Office.
MEDICAL ERRORS
Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions: Committee concluded 
hearings to examine the incidence of medical errors, focusing on the 
Institute of Medicine report on medical safety, after receiving 
testimony from Lucian Leape, Harvard University School of Public 
Health, Boston, Massachusetts; Mary Foley, American Nurses Association, 
and Carmela Coyle, American Hospital Association, both of Washington, 
D.C.; Nancy W. Dickey, College Station, Texas, on behalf of the 
American Medical Association; Arnold Milstein, Pacific Business Group 
on Health, San Francisco, California, on behalf of the Business 
Roundtable; and Gail Devers, Long Beach, California.



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Daily Digest/House of Representatives; Congressional Record Vol. 146, No. 3


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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
  The House was not in session today. The House will next meet at noon 
on Thursday, January 27 for a Quorum Call.



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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings; Congressional Record Vol. 146, No. 3


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Committee Meetings
OVERSIGHT--U.S. TERRORIST THREATS
Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims held 
an oversight hearing on Terrorist Threats in the United States. 
Testimony was heard from Ambassador Phillip C. Wilcox, the U.S. State 
Department (retired) and public witnesses.

Joint Meetings
FAA AUTHORIZATION
  Conferees met to resolve the differences between the Senate and House 
passed versions of H.R. 1000, to amend title 49, United States Code, to 
reauthorize programs of the Federal Aviation Administration, but did 
not complete action thereon, and recessed subject to call.



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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2000-01-27; Congressional Record Vol. 146, No. 3


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                         COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR

                       THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2000

                                 Senate

  No meetings/hearings scheduled.


                                 House

  Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Legislative 
Operations, on the House of Representatives and the Library of 
Congress, 2 p.m. H-144 Capitol.
  Committee on Government Reforms, Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, 
Drug Policy and Human Resources, hearing on ``The Decline of DOD 
Assets in the Fight Against Illegal Drugs,'' 10 a.m., 2247 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and Technology 
and the Subcommittee on Technology of the Committee on Science, 
joint hearing on ``The Year 2000 Computer Problem: Did the World 
Overreact and What Did We Learn?'' 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Oversight, hearing on 
Penalty and Interest Provisions in the Internal Revenue Code, 10 
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Daily Digest/CONGRESSIONAL RECORD The public proceedings of each House of Congress, as reported by the Official Reporters thereof, are printed pursuant to directions of the Joint Committee on...; Congressional Record Vol. 146, No. 3


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                    8:30 p.m., Thursday, January 27

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Thursday: After the transaction of any morning business, 
Senate will meet in a joint session with the House of Representatives 
to receive the President's State of the Union Message.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                     12 noon, Thursday, January 27

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Thursday: Quorum Call and State of the Union Address.
    
    



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