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                                        Wednesday, December 6, 2000

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S11617-S11661
Measures Passed:
  DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act: Senate passed H.R. 4640, to 
make grants to States for carrying out DNA analyses for use in the 
Combined DNA Index System of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, to 
provide for the collection and analysis of DNA samples from certain 
violent and sexual offenders for use in such system, after agreeing to 
the following amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S11645-48
  Grassley (for Leahy) Amendment No. 4359, to express the sense of 
Congress regarding the obligation of grantee States to ensure access to 
post-conviction DNA testing and competent counsel in capital cases. 
                                                        Pages S11645-46
  ICCVAM Authorization Act: Senate passed H.R. 4281, to establish, 
wherever feasible, guidelines, recommendations, and regulations that 
promote the regulatory acceptance of new or revised scientifically 
valid toxicological tests that protect human and animal health and the 
environment while reducing, refining, or replacing animal tests and 
ensuring human safety and product effectiveness, clearing the measure 
for the President.
  Pages S11648-49
  Intelligence Authorization Act: Senate passed H.R. 5630, 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, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed 
thereto:
  Pages S11649-51
  Grassley (for Allard) Amendment No. 4360, to strike section 501, 
relating to contracting authority for the National Reconnaissance 
Office.
Page S11649
  Chimpanzee Health Improvement, Maintenance, and Protection Act: 
Senate passed H.R. 3514, to amend the Public Health Service Act to 
provide for a system of sanctuaries for chimpanzees that have been 
designated as being no longer needed in research conducted or supported 
by the Public Health Service, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                        Pages S11654-55
  Prosecution Drug Treatment Alternative to Prison Act: Senate passed 
H.R. 4493, to establish grants for drug treatment alternative to prison 
programs administered by State or local prosecutors, after agreeing to 
the following amendment proposed thereto:
  Page S11655
  Grassley (for Hatch) Amendment No. 4361, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Page S11655
  Enhanced Federal Security Act: Senate passed H.R. 4827, to amend 
title 18, United States Code, to prevent the entry by false pretenses 
to any real property, vessel, or aircraft of the United States or 
secure area of any airport, to prevent the misuse of genuine and 
counterfeit police badges by those seeking to commit a crime, clearing 
the measure for the President.
  Page S11655
Bankruptcy Reform Act Conference Report: Senate continued consideration 
of the conference report on H.R. 2415, to enhance security of United 
States missions and personnel overseas, to authorize appropriations for 
the Department of State for fiscal year 2000. (On October 11, 2000, the 
H.R. 2415 conference committee struck all of the House bill after the 
enacting clause and inserted the provisions of S. 3186, the Bankruptcy 
Reform Act of 2000).
  Pages S11621-42, S11656-60, S11660-61
  By prior unanimous-consent, Senate will continue consideration of the 
conference report on Thursday, December 7, 2000, with a vote on 
adoption of the conference report to occur at 3:45 p.m.
Presidential Threat Protection Act: Senate receded from its amendments 
numbered 2 and 4 and agreed to the amendment of the House to the Senate 
amendment numbered 5 to H.R. 3048, to amend section 879 of title 18, 
United States Code, to provide clearer coverage over threats against 
former Presidents and members of their families, clearing the measure 
for the President.
  Pages S11651-54
Majority Committee Assignments: Pursuant to S. Res. 354, amending 
paragraphs 2 and 3(a) of Rule XXV and providing for certain 
appointments to the

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Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, the Banking, Housing, 
and Urban Affairs Committee, the Finance Committee, the Small Business 
Committee, and the Veterans' Affairs Committee (agreed to by the Senate 
on September 12, 2000), Senate appointed Senator Nickles to be a Member 
of the Banking Committee and Senator Voinovich to be a Member of the 
Agriculture Committee.
  Page S11660
Communications:
  Pages S11642-43
Additional Cosponsors:
  Page S11643
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S11643-45
Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S11645
Additional Remarks:
  Page S11642
Recess: Senate convened at 10:01 a.m. and, recessed at 4:50 p.m., until 
10:00 a.m., on Thursday, December 7, 2000. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on pages 
S11655-56.)


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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
  No committee meetings were held.


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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Bills Introduced: 2 public bills, H.R. 5642-5643; and 1 resolution, 
H.J. Res. 127, were introduced.
  Page H12021
Reports Filed: No reports were filed today.
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he 
designated Representative Pease to act as Speaker pro tempore for 
today.
  Page H12019
Recess: The House recessed at 2:02 p.m. and reconvened at 4:30 p.m. 
                                                            Page H12019
Making Continuing Appropriations--Unanimous Consent Agreement: Agreed 
that it be in order at any time without intervention of any point of 
order to consider H.J. Res. 127, making further continuing 
appropriations for the fiscal year 2001; that the joint resolution be 
considered as read for amendment; that it be debatable for one hour, 
equally divided and controlled by the Chairman and ranking minority 
member of the Committee on Appropriations and that the previous 
question be considered as order to final passage without intervening 
motion except one motion to recommit.
  Page H12019
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate on Dec. 5, 2000 
appears on page H12019.
Quorum Calls--Votes: No quorum calls or recorded votes developed during 
the proceedings of the House today.
Adjournment: The House met at 2 p.m. and adjourned at 4:31 p.m.


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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
OVERSIGHT--HOUSTON NARCOTICS INVESTIGATION
Committee on Government Reform: Held an oversight hearing entitled: 
``Oversight of the Drug Enforcement Administration: Were Criminal 
Investigations Swayed by Political Considerations?'' Testimony was 
heard from the following officials of the DEA, Department of Justice: 
Ernest L. Howard, Special Agent in Charge, Houston Field Office; Julio 
Mercado, Deputy Administrator; R. C. Gamble, Chief Inspector; and Jack 
Schumacher, Houston Field Office; and the following officials of the 
Police Department, Houston, Texas: Bill Stephens; Larry Jean Allen; and 
Ralph G. Chaison.
  Hearings continue tomorrow.
BRIEFING--GLOBAL HOT SPOTS
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Met in executive session to 
receive a briefing on Global Hot Spots. The Committee was briefed by 
departmental witnesses.


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2000-12-07

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                    COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

                            DECEMBER 7, 2000

                                 Senate

  No meetings/hearings scheduled.


                                 House

  Committee on Government Reform, hearing on ``How Will Subpoenaed 
White House E-Mails Be Produced After the End of the Clinton 
Administration?'' 10 a.m., and to continue oversight hearings 
entitled ``Oversight of the Drug Enforcement Administration: Were 
Criminal Investigations Swayed by Political Considerations?'' 11 
a.m., 2154 Rayburn.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                     10 a.m., Thursday, December 7

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Thursday: After the recognition of three Senators for 
speeches and the transaction of any morning business (not to extend 
beyond 1:45 p.m.), Senate will continue consideration of the Conference 
Report on H.R. 2415, Bankruptcy Reform Act, with a vote on adoption of 
the conference report to occur at 3:45 p.m. Also, Senate expects to 
consider a continuing resolution, and may consider other cleared 
legislative and executive business.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                      2 p.m., Thursday, December 7

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Thursday: Consideration of H.J. Res. 127, Making Further 
Continuing Appropriations.
    
    
    
    
    
    
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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Bilirakis, Michael, Fla., E2132
Clay, William (Bill), Mo., E2135
Frost, Martin, Tex., E2131, E2132
Houghton, Amo, N.Y., E2132
Kucinich, Dennis J., Ohio, E2131, E2132, E2133, E2135, E2138
Lantos, Tom, Calif., E2133
Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E2131
Murtha, John P., Pa., E2135
Pallone, Frank, Jr., N.J., E2133
Phelps, David D., Ill., E2133
Portman, Rob, Ohio, E2134
Rothman, Steven R., N.J., E2134
Salmon, Matt, Ariz., E2136
Saxton, Jim, N.J., E2134
Traficant, James A., Jr., Ohio, E2131 


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