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                                          Thursday, October 5, 2000

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate passed Continuing Appropriations Resolution.
      Senate agreed to the Conference Report on Interior 
      Appropriations.
      House committees ordered reported 13 sundry measures.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S9875-S10035
Measures Introduced: Fifteen bills and four resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 3161-3175, S. Res. 367, and S. Con. Res. 
142-144.
  Pages S9944-45
Measures Reported:
  S. 1950, to amend the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 to ensure the 
orderly development of coal, coalbed methane, natural gas, and oil in 
the Powder River Basin, Wyoming and Montana, with an amendment. (S. 
Rept. No. 106-490)
  S. 1969, to provide for improved management of, and increases 
accountability for, outfitted activities by which the public gains 
access to and occupancy and use of Federal land, with an amendment in 
the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 106-491)
  S. 2448, to enhance the protections of the Internet and the critical 
infrastructure of the United States, with an amendment in the nature of 
a substitute.
Page S9941
Measures Passed:
  Continuing Appropriations: By 95 yeas to 1 nay (Vote No. 264), Senate 
passed H.J. Res. 110, making further continuing appropriations for the 
fiscal year 2001.
  Pages S9876-79
  Peopling of America Theme Study Act: Senate passed S. 2478, to 
require the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a theme study on the 
peopling of America, after agreeing to committee amendments. 
                                                         Pages S9975-95
  Saint Croix Island Heritage Act: Senate passed S. 2485, to direct the 
Secretary of the Interior to provide assistance in planning and 
constructing a regional heritage center in Calais, Maine, after 
agreeing to a committee amendment.
  Pages S9975-95
  Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site Study Act: Senate 
passed 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, clearing 
the measure for the President.
  Pages S9975-95
  Fort Matanzas National Monument: Senate passed S. 1670, to revise the 
boundary of Fort Matanzas National Monument.
  Pages S9975-95
  ``I Have A Dream'' Speech Plaque: Senate passed H.R. 2879, to provide 
for the placement at the Lincoln Memorial a plaque commemorating the 
speech of Martin Luther King, Jr., known as the ``I Have A Dream'' 
speech, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a 
substitute.
  Pages S9975-95
  Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area Act: Senate passed H.R. 2833, to 
establish the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, clearing the 
measure for the President.
  Pages S9975-95
  Gaylord Nelson Apostle Islands Stewardship Act: Senate passed S. 134, 
to direct the Secretary of the Interior to study whether the Apostle 
Islands National Lakeshore should be protected as a wilderness area, 
after agreeing to a committee amendment.
  Pages S9975-95
  Colorado Land Conveyance: Senate passed S. 1972, to direct the 
Secretary of Agriculture to convey to the town of Dolores, Colorado, 
the current site of the Joe Rowell Park, after agreeing to committee 
amendments.
  Pages S9975-95
  Coal Market Competition Act: Senate passed S. 2300, to amend the 
Mineral Leasing Act to increase the maximum acreage of Federal leases 
for coal that may be held by an entity in any 1 State.
  Pages S9975-95

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  Pennsylvania Hydroelectric Project Extension: Senate passed S. 2499, 
to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a 
hydroelectric project in the State of Pennsylvania.
  Pages S9975-95
  Saint Helena Island National Scenic Area: Senate passed H.R. 468, to 
establish the Saint Helena Island National Scenic Area, after agreeing 
to a committee amendment.
  Pages S9975-95
  Ivanpah Valley Airport Public Lands Transfer Act: Senate passed H.R. 
1695, to provide for the conveyance of certain Federal public lands in 
the Ivanpah Valley, Nevada, to Clark County, Nevada, for the 
development of an airport facility, after agreeing to committee 
amendments.
  Pages S9975-95
  Lake Tahoe Restoration Act: Senate passed S. 1925, to promote 
environmental restoration around the Lake Tahoe basin, after agreeing 
to a committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                         Pages S9975-95
  Wyoming Land Conveyance: Senate passed S. 2069, to permit the 
conveyance of certain land in Powell, Wyoming.
  Pages S9975-95
  Golden Gate National Recreation Area Boundary Adjustment Act: Senate 
passed H.R. 3632, to revise the boundaries of the Golden Gate National 
Recreation Area, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                         Pages S9975-95
  Black Hills National Forest and Rocky Mountain Research Station 
Improvement Act: Senate passed H.R. 4226, to authorize the Secretary of 
Agriculture to sell or exchange all or part of certain administrative 
sites and other land in the Black Hills National Forest and to use 
funds derived from the sale or exchange to acquire replacement sites 
and to acquire or construct administrative improvements in connection 
with the Black Hills National Forest, clearing the measure for the 
President.
  Pages S9975-95
  National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act: Senate passed H.R. 
4613, to amend the National Historic Preservation Act for purposes of 
establishing a national historic lighthouse preservation program, 
clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages S9975-95
  Effigy Mounds National Monument Additions Act: Senate passed H.R. 
3745, to authorize the addition of certain parcels to the Effigy Mounds 
National Monument, Iowa, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                         Pages S9975-95
  West Virginia Hydroelectric Project Extension: Senate passed S. 2942, 
to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of certain 
hydroelectric projects in the State of West Virginia.
  Pages S9975-95
  Virginia Land Exchange: Senate passed S. 3000, to authorize the 
exchange of land between the Secretary of the Interior and the Director 
of Central Intelligence at the George Washington Memorial Parkway in 
McLean, Virginia, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature 
of a substitute.
  Pages S9975-95
  California Trail Interpretive Act: Senate passed S. 2749, to 
establish the California Trail Interpretive Center in Elko, Nevada, to 
facilitate the interpretation of the history of development and use of 
trails in the settling of the western portion of the United States. 
                                                         Pages S9975-95
  Virginia Wilderness: Senate passed S. 2865, to designate certain land 
of the National Forest System located in the State of Virginia as 
wilderness.
  Pages S9975-95
  Texas Land Conveyance: Senate passed H.R. 4285, to authorize the 
Secretary of Agriculture to convey certain administrative sites for 
National Forest System lands in the State of Texas, and to convey 
certain National Forest System land to the New Waverly Gulf Coast 
Trades Center, clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages S9975-95
  New Mexico-Washington Land Transfer: Senate passed S. 2757, to 
provide for the transfer and other disposition of certain lands at 
Melrose Air Force Range, New Mexico, and Yakima Training Center, 
Washington, after agreeing to committee amendments.
  Pages S9975-95
  California Paleontology Interpretive Center: Senate passed S. 2977, 
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.
  Pages S9975-95
  Jamestown 400th Commemoration Commission: Senate passed S. 2885, to 
establish the Jamestown 400th Commemoration Commission, after agreeing 
to committee amendments.
  Pages S9975-95
  Colorado Conservation and Wilderness: Senate passed H.R. 4275, to 
establish the Colorado Canyons National Conservation Area and the Black 
Ridge Canyons Wilderness, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                         Pages S9975-95
  California Land Conveyance: Senate passed S. 2111, to direct the 
Secretary of Agriculture to convey for fair market value 1.06 acres of 
land in the

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San Bernardino National Forest, California, to KATY 101.3 FM, a 
California corporation, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the 
nature of a substitute.
  Pages S9975-95
  Colorado National Park/Preserve Establishment: Senate passed S. 2547, 
to provide for the establishment of the Great Sand Dunes National Park 
and Preserve and the Baca National Wildlife Refuge in the State of 
Colorado, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a 
substitute.
  Pages S9975-95
  Americans of German Heritage Recognition: Senate agreed to H. Con. 
Res. 89, recognizing the Hermann Monument and Hermann Heights Park in 
New Ulm, Minnesota, as a national symbol of the contributions of 
Americans of German heritage.
  Pages S9975-95
  DOE National Laboratories: Senate passed S. 1756, to enhance the 
ability of the National Laboratories to meet Department of Energy 
missions, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a 
substitute.
  Pages S9975-95
  Miwaleta Park Expansion Act: Senate passed H.R. 1725, to provide for 
the coverage by the Bureau of Land Management to Douglas County, 
Oregon, of a county park and certain adjacent land, after agreeing to 
the following amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S9995-S10003
  Mack (for Murkowski) Amendment No. 4290, to add clarifying language 
related to management of conveyed lands.
Pages S9995-S10003
  Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site: Senate passed S. 1367, to amend 
the Act which established the Saint-Gaudens Historic Site, in the State 
of New Hampshire, by modifying the boundary, after agreeing to a 
committee amendment, and the following amendment proposed thereto: 
                                                     Pages S9995-S10003
  Mack (for Thomas) Amendment No. 4291, to make certain technical and 
clarifying corrections.
Pages S9995-S10003
  Southeastern Alaska Intertie Authorization: Senate passed S. 2439, to 
authorize the appropriation of funds for the construction of the 
Southeastern Alaska Intertie system, after agreeing to the following 
amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S9995-S10003
  Mack (for Murkowski) Amendment No. 4292, to limit the authorization 
for the Southeastern Alaska Intertie and provide an authorization for 
Navajo electrification.
Pages S9995-S10003
  Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Establishment Act: Senate 
passed S. 2950, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish 
the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site in the State of 
Colorado, after agreeing to committee amendments, and the following 
amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S9995-S10003
  Mack (for Thomas) Amendment No. 4293, to make certain technical and 
clarifying corrections.
Pages S9995-S10003
  Little Sandy River Watershed Protection: Senate passed S. 2691, to 
provide further protections for the watershed of the Little Sandy River 
as part of the Bull Run Watershed Management Unit, Oregon, after 
agreeing to a committee amendment, and the following amendment proposed 
thereto:
  Pages S9995-S10003
  Mack (for Thomas) Amendment No. 4294, to require the Secretaries of 
Agriculture and Interior to complete an administrative reclassification 
such that Oregon and California Railroad lands within the area 
described in the Act become public domains lands not subject to 
distribution provisions, and to authorize ecosystem restoration 
activities in Clackamas County, Oregon.
Pages S9995-S10003
  Harriet Tubman Special Resource Study Act: Senate passed 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, after agreeing to a 
committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following 
amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S9995-S10003
  Mack (for Thomas) Amendment No. 4295, to make a technical correction.
                                                     Pages S9995-S10003
  Fort Sumter Tours, Inc., Franchise Fee: Senate passed S. 2331, to 
require the Secretary of the Interior to submit the dispute over the 
franchise fee owed by Fort Sumter Tours, Inc., to binding arbitration, 
after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, 
and the following amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S9995-S10003
  Mack (for Bingaman) Amendment No. 4296, to provide for certain 
arbitration requirements.
Pages S9995-S10003
  Dayton Aviation Heritage Preservation Amendments Act: Senate passed 
H.R. 5036, to amend the Dayton Aviation Heritage Preservation Act of 
1992 to clarify the areas included in the Dayton Aviation Heritage 
National Historical Park and to authorize appropriations for that park, 
clearing the measure for the President.
  Page S10003
  Disabled Veterans' LIFE Memorial Foundation: Committee on Energy and 
Natural Resources was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 
1509, to authorize the Disabled Veterans' LIFE Memorial Foundation to 
establish a memorial in the District of Columbia or its environs to 
honor veterans who

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became disabled while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States, 
and the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                        Pages S10004-08
  Taunton River Wild and Scenic River Study Act: Committee on Energy 
and Natural Resources was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 
2778, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of 
the Taunton River in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for study for 
potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and 
the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                        Pages S10004-08
  Santa Rosa and Santa Jacinto Mountains National Monument Act: 
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources was discharged from further 
consideration of H.R. 3676, to establish the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto 
Mountains National Monument in the State of California, and the bill 
was then passed, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                        Pages S10004-08
  ``Jaryd Atadero Legacy Trail'': Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3817, to 
redesignate the Big South Trail in the Comanche Peak Wilderness Area of 
Roosevelt National Forest in Colorado as the ``Jaryd Atadero Legacy 
Trail'', and the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for the 
President.
  Pages S10004-08
  Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National 
Conservation Area: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources was 
discharged from further consideration of S. 2273, to establish the 
Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National 
Conservation Area, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the 
following amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S10004-08
  Mack (for Bryan) Amendment No. 4297, in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                        Pages S10004-08
  ``National Cowboy Poetry Gathering'': Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 326, 
designating the Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada, as the 
``National Cowboy Poetry Gathering'', and the resolution was then 
agreed to.
  Pages S10004-08
  Rosie the Riveter National Park: Senate passed H.R. 4063, to 
establish the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National 
Historical Park in the State of California, after committee amendments 
were withdrawn, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                        Pages S10008-09
  Technical Corrections: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 143, to make 
technical corrections in the enrollment of the bill H.R. 3676. 
                                                            Page S10009
  Indian Arts and Crafts Enforcement Act: Senate passed S. 2872, to 
improve the cause of action for misrepresentation of Indian arts and 
crafts.
  Page S10009
  Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program Act 
Reauthorization: Senate passed H.R. 2496, to reauthorize the Junior 
Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program Act of 1994, clearing the 
measure for the President.
  Page S10009
  Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge Establishment Act: Senate passed 
H.R. 3292, to provide for the establishment of the Cat Island National 
Wildlife Refuge in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, after agreeing to 
committee amendments, and the following amendment proposed thereto: 
                                                        Pages S10009-10
  Mack (for Smith of N.H.) Amendment No. 4298, to make certain 
technical corrections.
Page S10010
  Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge Establishment Act: Senate 
passed H.R. 4286, to provide for the establishment of the Cahaba River 
National Wildlife Refuge in Bibb County, Alabama, clearing the measure 
for the President.
  Page S10010
  Coastal Barrier Resources System Map: Senate passed H.R. 34, to 
direct the Secretary of the Interior to make technical corrections to a 
map relating to the Coastal Barrier Resources System, after agreeing to 
committee amendments.
  Pages S10010-11
  Coastal Barrier Resources System Boundaries: Senate passed H.R. 4435, 
to clarify certain boundaries on the map relating to Unit NC01 of the 
Coastal Barrier Resources System, clearing the measure for the 
President.
  Page S10011
  Congress' 200th Anniversary in Washington, D.C.: Senate agreed toS. 
Con. Res. 144, commemorating the 200th anniversary of the first meeting 
of Congress in Washington, D.C.
  Page S10011
  Technology Transfer Commercialization Act: Committee on Commerce, 
Science, and Transportation was discharged from further consideration 
of H.R. 209, to improve the ability of Federal agencies to license 
federally owned inventions, and the bill was then passed, after 
agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S10027-28
  Mack (for Edwards) Amendment No. 4300, to establish a technology 
partnerships ombudsman.
Page S10027
  Technical Correction: Senate passed H.R. 2641, to make technical 
corrections to title X of the Energy Policy Act of 1992, clearing the 
measure for the President.
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Interior Appropriations--Conference Report: By 83 yeas to 13 nays (Vote 
No. 266), Senate agreed to the conference report on H.R. 4578, making 
appropriations for the Department of the Interior and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001.
  Pages S9879-S9917
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 89 yeas to 9 nays (Vote No. 265), three-fifth of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to 
the motion to close further debate on the conference report. 
                                                             Page S9900
Arrowrock Dam Hydro Project: Senate concurred in the amendment of the 
House to S. 1236, to extend the deadline under the Federal Power Act 
for commencement of the construction of the Arrowrock Dam Hydroelectric 
Project in the State of Idaho, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                            Page S10003
White Clay Creek Wild and Scenic Rivers System: Senate concurred in the 
amendment of the House to S. 1849, to designate segments and 
tributaries of White Clay Creek, Delaware and Pennsylvania, as a 
component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, clearing the 
measure for the President.
  Page S10003
Disaster Mitigation Act: Senate concurred in the amendment of the House 
to the Senate amendment to H.R. 707, to amend the Robert T. Stafford 
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to authorize a program for 
predisaster mitigation, to streamline the administration of disaster 
relief, to control the Federal costs of disaster assistance, with a 
further amendment proposed thereto as follows:
  Pages S10011-19
  Mack (for Smith of N.H.) Amendment No. 4299, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Page S10019
Estuary Habitat and Chesapeake Bay Restoration Act: Senate disagreed to 
the amendment of the House to S. 835, to encourage the restoration of 
estuary habitat through more efficient project financing and enhanced 
coordination of Federal and non-Federal restoration programs, agreed to 
the House request for a conference, and the Chair was authorized to 
appoint the following conferees on the part of the Senate: Senators 
Smith (of N.H.), Warner, Crapo, Baucus, and Boxer.
  Pages S10019-27
Ryan White Care Act Amendments: Senate concurred in the amendments of 
the House to S. 2311, to revise and extend the Ryan White CARE Act 
programs under title XXVI of the Public Health Service Act, to improve 
access to health care and the quality of health care under such 
programs, and to provide for the development of increased capacity to 
provide health care and related support services to individuals and 
families with HIV disease, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                        Pages S10029-35
Executive Reports of Committees: Senate received the following 
executive report of a committee:
  Report to accompany the International Plant Protection Convention 
(Treaty Doc. 106-23) (Exec. Rept. No. 106-27).
Pages S9941-44
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Anita Perez Ferguson, of California, to be a Member of the Board of 
Directors of the Inter-American Foundation for a term expiring 
September 20, 2006.
  John M. Reich, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Board of Directors 
of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for a term of six years. 
                                                             Page S9931
Messages From the House:
  Pages S9940-41
Measures Read First Time:
  Page S9941
Communications:
  Page S9941
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Pages S9941-44
Statements on Introduced Bills:
  Pages S9945-63
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S9963-64
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S9965-75
Additional Statements:
  Pages S9938-40
Enrolled Bills Presented:
  Page S9941
Record Votes: Three record votes were taken today. (Total--266) 
                                           Pages S9878-79, S9900, S9917
Recess: Senate convened at 9:31a.m., and recessed at 6:51 p.m., until 
9:30 a.m., on Friday, October 6, 2000. (For Senate's program, see the 
remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S9931.)


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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
nominations of Robert B. Pirie, Jr., of Maryland, to be Under Secretary 
of the Navy, Robert N. Shamansky, of Ohio, to be a Member of the 
National Security Education Board, Department of Defense, and 7,577 
military nominations in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force.
TOBACCO REDUCTION PROGRAMS
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded 
hearings to examine effective tobacco reduction programs, focusing on 
how States are spending their revenues from the tobacco settlement 
entered into in November 1998, after receiving

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testimony from David Satcher, Assistant Secretary for Health and 
Surgeon General, and Terry Pechacek, Assistant Director for Science, 
Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, both of 
the Department of Health and Human Services; Maryland State Delegate 
John Hurson, Annapolis, on behalf of the National Conference of State 
Legislatures; Ohio Attorney General Betty D. Montgomery, Columbus; 
Francis L. Coolidge, Boston, Massachusetts, on behalf of the American 
Cancer Society; and Matthew Myers, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, 
Washington, D.C.
NORTHWEST ELECTRICITY MARKETS
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy 
Research, Development, Production and Regulation concluded hearings to 
examine the challenges facing the electricity markets in the Northwest, 
including the effects of recent wholesale price increases, tight supply 
and demand conditions, and wholesale power market competition, after 
receiving testimony from James J. Hoecker, Chairman, Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, and Stephen R. Oliver, Vice President, Bulk 
Marketing and Transmission Services, Power Business Line, Bonneville 
Power Administration, both of the Department of Energy; Tom Karier, 
Northwest Power Planning Council, and Rachel Shimshak, Renewable 
Northwest Project, both of Portland, Oregon; Kelly Norwood, Avista 
Utilities, Spokane, Washington; Jack Pigott, Calpine Corporation, 
Pleasanton, California; Marc J. Sullivan, Northwest Energy Coalition, 
Seattle, Washington; and Steve Stout, Micron Technology, Boise, Idaho.
U.S. TRADE POLICY
Committee on Finance: Subcommittee on International Trade concluded 
hearings to examine issues relating to the preservation and 
strengthening of the United States leadership role in foreign trade 
policy, including fast-track negotiating authority, Free Trade Area of 
Americas negotiations, multilateral trade negotiations in the World 
Trade Organization, and agricultural trade reform, after receiving 
testimony from Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, Minneapolis.
IRANIAN WEAPONS PROGRAMS
Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South 
Asian Affairs and Subcommittee on European Affairs concluded joint 
hearings to examine Russia's role in Iran's weapons programs, focusing 
on Iran's continuing efforts to acquire weapons of mass destruction and 
missile delivery systems, foreign assistance to those programs, and the 
status of United States efforts to halt them, after receiving testimony 
from Robert J. Einhorn, Assistant Secretary of State for 
Nonproliferation; and John A. Lauder, Director of Central Intelligence 
Nonproliferation Center.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported S. 
2448, to enhance the protections of the Internet and the critical 
infrastructure of the United States, with an amendment in the nature of 
a substitute.
  Also, committee began consideration of S. 1020, to amend chapter 1 of 
title 9, United States Code, to provide for greater fairness in the 
arbitration process relating to motor vehicle franchise contracts, and 
a committee resolution for document subpoena pursuant to Rule 26 to the 
Department of Energy regarding Secretary Richardson, but did not 
complete action thereon, and recessed subject to call.


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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Bills Introduced: 18 public bills, H.R. 5389-5406; 1 private bill, H.R. 
5407; and 1 resolution, H. Con. Res. 418 were introduced. 
                                                         Pages H9010-11
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows.
  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, amended (H. 
Rept. 106-937),
  S. 1936, to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to sell or 
exchange all or part of certain administrative sites and other National 
Forest System land in the State of Oregon and use the proceeds derived 
from the sale or exchange for National Forest System purposes, amended 
(H. Rept. 106-938);
  Conference report on H.R. 3244, to combat trafficking of persons, 
especially into the sex trade, slavery, and slavery-like conditions in 
the United States and countries around the world through prevention, 
through prosecution and enforcement against traffickers, and through 
protection and assistance to victims of trafficking (H. Rept. 106-939);
  Conference report on H.R. 4475, making appropriations for the 
Department of Transportation and related agencies for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2001 (H. Rept. 106-940);
  H. Res. 612, waiving points of order against the conference report to 
accompany H.R. 4475, making appropriations for the Department of 
Transportation and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2001 (H. Rept. 106-941); and
  H. Res. 613, waiving points of order against the conference report to 
accompany H.R. 3244, to combat trafficking of persons, especially into 
the sex trade, slavery, and slavery-like conditions in the United 
States and countries around the world through prevention, through 
prosecution and enforcement against traffickers, and through protection 
and assistance to victims of trafficking (H. Rept. 106-942). 
                                     Pages H8855-86, H8922-H9004, H9010
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he 
designated Representative Simpson to act as Speaker pro tempore for 
today.
  Page H8813
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, the Rev. 
Norman B. Steen of the Christian Reformed Church of Washington, D.C. 
                                                             Page H8813
Ryan White CARE Act Amendments: The House passed S. 2311, to revise and 
extend the Ryan White CARE Act programs under title XXVI of the Public 
Health Service Act, to improve access to health care and the quality of 
health care under such programs, and to provide for the development of 
increased capacity to provide health care and related support services 
to individuals and families with HIV disease by a yea and nay vote of 
411 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 512. Agreed to amend the 
title.
  Pages H8818-47
  Pursuant to the rule, the Bliley amendment in the nature of a 
substitute, printed in the Congressional Record and numbered 1, was 
considered as adopted.
Page H8822
  H. Res. 611, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was 
agreed to by voice vote.
Pages H8817-18
Las Cienegas National Conservation Area Establishment: The House passed 
H.R. 2941, to establish the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area in 
the State of Arizona.
  Pages H8850-55
  Pursuant to the rule, agreed to the Hansen amendment in the nature of 
a substitute printed in the Congressional Record and numbered 1; and 
                                                             Page H8852
  Earlier, agreed to the Kolbe amendment to the amendment in the nature 
of a substitute that strikes the reference to the use of eminent domain 
to acquire land.
Page H8855
  H. Res. 610, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was 
agreed to by a yea and nay vote of 411 yeas with none voting ``nay'', 
Roll No. 513.
Pages H8847-48
Point of Privilege: Representative Shuster rose to a point of personal 
privilege and was recognized for one hour.
  Pages H8849-50
Microenterprise for Self-Reliance and International Anti-Corruption 
Act: The House agreed to the Senate amendment to H.R. 1143, to 
establish a program to provide assistance for programs of credit and 
other financial services for microenterprises in developing countries 
clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages H8886-93
Recess: The House recessed at 5:32 p.m. and reconvened at 9:38 p.m. 
                                                             Page H8922
Recess: The House recessed at 9:39 p.m. and reconvened at 11:06 p.m. 
                                                             Page H9004
Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate today appear on 
pages H8813-14, H8848, and H8921.
Quorum Calls Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the 
proceedings of the House today and

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appear on pages H8846-47 and H8848. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 11:08 p.m.


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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
YOUTH CRIME GUN INTERDICTION INITIATIVE
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Treasury, Postal Service 
and General Government, on Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, 
Youth Crime Gun Interdiction Initiative. Testimony was heard from the 
following officials of the Department of the Treasury: Bradley Buckles, 
Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; and Dennis Schindel, 
Office of Inspector General.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Commerce: Ordered reported, as amended, following 
measures: H.R. 3011, Truth in Telephone Billing Act of 1999; H. Res. 
575, Supporting Internet safety awareness; H.R. 5164, Transportation 
Recall Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation Act; and H.R. 
4281, ICCFAM Authorization Act of 2000.
  Committee recessed subject to call.
FEDERAL PRISON INDUSTRIES
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing on Federal Prison Industries (FPI): The 
Proposed Military Clothing Production Expansion--Assessing Existing 
Protections for Workers, Business, and FPI's Federal Agency Customers. 
Testimony was heard from Representative LoBiondo; George H. Allen, 
Deputy Commander, Defense Supply Center, Philadelphia, Defense 
Logistics Agency, Department of Defense; and public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES; COMMITTEE REPORTS
Committee on Government Reform: Ordered reported the following bills: 
H.R. 4181, amended, Debt Pay Incentive Act of 2000; H.R. 5016, amended, 
to redesignate the facility of the United States Postal Service located 
at 514 Express Center Drive in Chicago, Illinois, as the ``J.T. Weeker 
Service Center;'' H.R. 4830, to redesignate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 1859 South Ashland Avenue in Chicago, 
Illinois, as the ``Cesar Chavez Post Office; H.R. 4831, amended, to 
designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 
2339 North California Street in Chicago, Illinois, as the ``Roberto 
Clemente Post Office;'' H.R. 4853, amended, to redesignate the facility 
of the United States Postal Service located at 1568 South Glen Road in 
South Euclid, Ohio, as the ``Arnold C. D'Amico Station;'' H.R. 5143, to 
designate the Post Office Building located at 3160 Irvin Cobb Drive in 
Paducah, Kentucky, as the ``Morgan Station;'' H.R. 5144, to designate 
the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 203 West 
Paige Street, in Tompkinsville, Kentucky, as the ``Tim Lee Carter Post 
Office Building;'' H.R. 5229, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 219 South Church Street in Odum, 
Georgia, as the ``Ruth Harris Coleman Post Office Building;'' and H.R. 
5210, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service 
located at 200 South George Street in York, Pennsylvania, as the 
``George Atlee Goodling Post Office Building;''
  The Committee also approved the following draft reports entitled: 
``The Failure to Produce White House E-Mails: Threats, Obstruction and 
Unanswered Questions;'' ``Non-Binding Legal Effect of Agency Guidance 
Documents;'' and the ``Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Addressing 
Needs and Improving Practices.''
SUBPOENA DUCES TECUM
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims 
authorized the issuance of a subpoena duces tecum requiring the 
Immigration and Naturalization Service to provide Congress with a 
report on illegal immigration statistics that was originally scheduled 
to be released on September 28, 2000.
CONFERENCE REPORT--TRAFFICKING VICTIMS PROTECTION ACT
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a rule waiving all points 
of order against the conference report to accompany H.R. 3244, 
Trafficking Victims Protection Act, and against its consideration. The 
rule provides that the conference report shall be considered as read.
TRANSPORTATION AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS 2001 CONFERENCE 
REPORT
Committee on Rules: Grant by voice vote, a rule waiving all points of 
order against the conference report and against its consideration. The 
rule provides that the conference report shall be considered as read. 
Finally, the rule provides that House Resolutions 586, 592, 595, 599 
and 600 are laid on the table.

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ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY
Committee on Science: Subcommittee on Technology held a hearing on 
rural Access to Technology: Connecting the Last American Frontier. 
Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
CHALLENGES ASSOCIATE WITH BUILDING NEW RUNWAYS
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on 
Aviation held a hearing on Challenges Associated with Building New 
Runways. Testimony was heard from Gerald L. Dillingham, Director, 
Physical Infrastructure, GAO; and public witnesses.
AIRCRAFT ELECTRICAL SYSTEM SAFETY
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on 
Oversight, Investigations, and Emergency Management held a hearing on 
Aircraft Electrical System Safety. Testimony was heard from the 
following officials of the Department of Transportation: Alexis 
Stefani, Assistant Inspector General, Auditing; and Elizabeth Erickson, 
Director, Aircraft Certification Service, FAA; and public witnesses.

Joint Meetings
APPROPRIATIONS--AGRICULTURE
Conferees continued in evening session to resolve the differences 
between the Senate and House passed versions of H.R. 2465, making 
appropriations for military construction, family housing, and base 
realignment and closure for the Department of Defense for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2000.


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2000-10-06

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                     COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

                            OCTOBER 6, 2000

                                 Senate

  No meetings/hearings scheduled.


                                 House

  Committee on Commerce, to mark up H.R. 2441, Fairness in 
Securities Transactions Act, 9:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade, and Consumer 
Protection, to continue hearings on the Future of the Interactive 
Television Services Marketplace: What Should Consumers Expect? 11 
a.m., 2322 Rayburn.
  Committee on Government Reform, hearing on ``Federal Wetlands 
Policy: Protecting the Environment or Breaching Constitutional 
Rights?'' 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on the District of Columbia, hearing on Examining 
Metro's Track Record: An Oversight hearing on the Challenges and 
Opportunities Facing the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit 
Authority, 1 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and 
Technology, oversight hearing on the Management Practices of the 
Federal Communications Commission: The Chairman Reports, 12:30 p.m., 
2247 Rayburn.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                      9:30 a.m., Friday, October 6

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Friday: After the transaction of any morning business (not 
to extend beyond 10 a.m.), Senate may begin consideration of the 
Conference Report on H.R. 4475, Transportation Appropriations, and the 
Conference Report on H.R. 3244, Trafficking Victims Protection Act.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                       9 a.m., Friday, October 6

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Friday: Consideration of the Conference Report on H.R. 
4475, Transportation Appropriations, 2001 (rule waiving points of 
order).
  Consideration of the Conference Report on H.R. 3244, Trafficking 
Victims Protection Act (rule waiving points of order). 


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