April 4, 2000 - Issue: Vol. 146, No. 40 — Daily Edition106th Congress (1999 - 2000) - 2nd Session
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[Daily Digest] [Pages D305-D306] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Tuesday, April 4, 2000 [[Page D305]] Daily Digest Senate Chamber Action Routine Proceedings, pages S2053-S2144 Measures Introduced: Sixteen bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 2341-2356, and S. Con. Res. 102. Pages S2106-07 Measures Reported: Reports were made as follows: S. 1752, to reauthorize and amend the Coastal Barrier Resources Act, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 106-252) S. 2346, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce the marriage penalty by providing for adjustments to the standard deduction, 15-percent and 28-percent rate brackets, and earned income credit. (S. Rept. No. 106-253) Report to accompany S.J. Res. 3, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to protect the rights of crime victims. (S. Rept. No. 106-254) Page S2106 Measures Passed: Tribal Self-Governance Amendments: Senate passed H.R. 1167, to amend the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act to provide for further self-governance by Indian tribes, after striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the text of S. 979, Senate companion measure, as amended, and after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto: Pages S2131-38 Kyl (for Campbell) Amendment No. 2922, in the nature of a substitute. Page S2137 Senate insisted on its amendment, and requested a conference with the House thereon. Page S2138 Subsequently, S. 979 was placed back on the Senate calendar. Page S2138 Congressional Budget Resolution: Senate began consideration of S. Con. Res. 101, setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal years 2001 through 2005 and revising the budgetary levels for fiscal year 2000, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto: Pages S2053-66, S2069-81, S2083-97 Pending: Hutchison/Ashcroft Amendment No. 2914, to express the sense of the Senate to provide for relief from the marriage penalty tax. Pages S2085-97 Robb Amendment No. 2915 (to Amendment No. 2914), to condition Senate consideration of any tax cut reconciliation legislation on previous enactment of legislation to provide an outpatient prescription drug benefit under the Medicare program that is consistent with Medicare reform. Pages S2087-97 A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the resolution on Wednesday, April 5, 2000, with votes to occur on the pending amendments (listed above) beginning at 11:00 a.m. Page S2085 Appointments: Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention: The Chair, on behalf of the Majority Leader, after consultation with the Democratic Leader, pursuant to Public Law 93-415, as amended by Public Law 102-586, announced the reappointment of the following individuals to serve as members of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention: Michael W. McPhail, of Mississippi, to a one-year term; Dr. Larry K. Brendtro, of South Dakota, to a two- year term; and Charles Sims, of Mississippi, to a three-year term. Page S2131 Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies: The Chair, on behalf of the Vice President, pursuant to the provisions of S. Con. Res. 89 (106th Congress), appointed the following Senators to the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies; Senators Lott, McConnell, and Dodd. Page S2131 Congressional Award Board: The Chair, on behalf of the Majority Leader, pursuant to Public Law 96-114, as amended, announced the appointment of the following individuals to the Congressional Award Board: Elaine L. Chao, of Kentucky; and Linda Mitchell, of Mississippi. Page S2131 Messages From the President: Senate received the following messages from the President of the United States: [[Page D306]] Transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for the period January 31, 1998 to January 31, 1999; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (PM- 98) Page S2105 Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations: Barbara W. Snelling, of Vermont, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace for a term expiring January 19, 2001. Robert B. Rogers, of Missouri, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service for a term expiring October 6, 2001. Carol W. Kinsley, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service for a term of one year. (New Position) Jane Lubchenco, of Oregon, to be a Member of the National Science Board, National Science Foundation for a term expiring May 10, 2006. (Reappointment) Warren M. Washington, of Colorado, to be a Member of the National Science Board, National Science Foundation, for a term expiring May 10, 2006. (Reappointment) 1 Air Force nomination in the rank of general. 10 Marine Corps nominations in the rank of general. 2 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral. Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy. Pages S2142-44 Messages From the President: Page S2105 Messages From the House: Page S2105 Measures Referred: Page S2105 Measures Placed on Calendar: Page S2105 Communications: Pages S2105-06 Statements on Introduced Bills: Pages S2107-17 Additional Cosponsors: Pages S2117-19 Amendments Submitted: Pages S2120-30 Notices of Hearings: Page S2130 Authority for Committees: Pages S2130-31 Additional Statements: Pages S2100-05 Privileges of the Floor: Page S2131 Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:32 a.m., and adjourned at 6:56 p.m., until 9:30 a.m., on Wednesday, April 5, 2000. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S2138.)
[Daily Digest] [Pages D306-D307] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Committee Meetings (Committees not listed did not meet) CHECHNYA/RUSSIA AID PROGRAMS Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Foreign Operations concluded hearings on Chechnya, Russia and U.S. Policy and aid programs, after receiving testimony from Strobe Talbott, Deputy Secretary of State; Doug Ford, Physicians for Human Rights, Washington, D.C.; and Natalie Ernoult, Action Against Hunger, France. APPROPRIATIONS--INDIAN PROGRAMS Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Interior concluded hearings on proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2001 for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians, Department of the Interior, after receiving testimony from Kevin Gover, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, and Thomas Thompson, Principle Deputy Special Trustee for American Indians, both of the Department of the Interior. DRIVER'S PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Transportation concluded hearings to examine the implementation of the Driver's Privacy Protection Act of 1994, focusing on the positive notification requirement provisions, after receiving testimony from Roger D. Cross, Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles, Madison, on behalf of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators; Anne S. Ferro, Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration, Glen Burnie; Phyllis Schlafly, Eagle Forum, Edmund Mierzwinski, U.S. Public Interest Research Group, and Gregory T. Nojeim, American Civil Liberties Union, all of Washington, D.C.; Susan Herman, National Center for Victims of Crime, Arlington, Virginia; and Larry G. Majerus, Polk Company, Southfield, Michigan. APPROPRIATIONS--TREASURY Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Treasury and General Government concluded hearings on proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2001 for the Department of the Treasury, after receiving testimony from Lawrence H. Summers, Secretary of the Treasury. ANDEAN RIDGE COUNTER-NARCOTIC ACTIVITIES Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded hearings on United States support for counter-narcotics activities in the Andean Ridge and neighboring countries, and the impact of narco-trafficking [[Page D307]] on the stability of the region, after receiving testimony from Brian E. Sheridan, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict; Gen. Charles E. Wilhelm, USMC, Commander In Chief, United States Southern Command; Rand Beers, Assistant Secretary for Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, and Peter F. Romero, Acting Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, both of the Department of State; Luis Alberto Moreno, Ambassador of the Republic of Colombia to the United States; and Guillermo A. Ford, Ambassador of the Republic of Panama to the United States. AUTHORIZATION--DEFENSE Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities concluded hearings on proposed legislation authorizing funds for fiscal year 2001 for the Department of Defense and the Future Years Defense Program, focusing on joint requirements, capabilities, and experimentation, after receiving testimony from Gen. Richard B. Myers, USAF, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Adm. Harold W. Gehman, Jr., USN, Commander In Chief, Unites Stated Joint Forces Command. EXPORT ADMINISTRATION ACT Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee held hearings on certain provisions of S. 1712, to provide authority to control exports, receiving testimony from Senators Enzi and Thompson; James M. Bodner, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy; John D. Holum, Senior Adviser for Arms Control and International Security Affairs, Department of State; William A. Reinsch, Under Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration; John W. Douglass, Aerospace Industries Association, Washington, D.C.; and William Schneider, Jr., International Planning Services, Inc., Arlington, Virginia, former Under Secretary of State for Security Assistance, Science and Technology. Hearings recessed subject to call. NOMINATIONS Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded hearings on the nominations of Donald Arthur Mahley, of Virginia, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as Special Negotiator for Chemical and Biological Arms Control Issues, and Gregory G. Govan, of Virginia, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as Chief U.S. Delegate to the Joint Consultative Group, both of the Department of State, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf. INTERNATIONAL TRAFFICKING IN WOMEN AND CHILDREN Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs concluded hearings to examine the international trafficking of women and children, focusing on prosecution, testimonies, and prevention issues, after receiving testimony from William R. Yeomans, Chief of Staff, Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice; Laura J. Lederer, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, on behalf of the Protection Project; Lauran Bethel, New Life Center, Fresno, California; Virginia Coto, Florida Immigration Center, Miami; Natalia Khodyreva, Angel Coalition, Washington, D.C.; and certain anonymous witnesses. INTELLIGENCE Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee held closed hearings on intelligence matters, receiving testimony from officials of the intelligence community. Committee will meet again Thursday, April 6.
[Daily Digest] [Pages D307-D308] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] House of Representatives Chamber Action Bills Introduced: 18 public bills, H.R. 4161-4178; 1 private bill, H.R. 4179; and 2 resolutions, H. Res. 458-459, were introduced. Pages H1762-64 Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows: H. Res. 457, providing for consideration of H.R. 3660, Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2000 (H. Rept. 106-559); H.R. 2328, to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize the Clean Lakes Program, amended (Rept. 106-560); H.R. 1775, to catalyze restoration of estuary habitat through more efficient financing of projects and enhanced coordination of Federal and non-Federal restoration programs, and for other purposes, amended (H. Rept. 106-561); Page H1762 Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Rev. Richard Doerr of Carmel, Indiana. Page H1680 [[Page D308]] Recess: The House recessed at 9:57 a.m. and reconvened at 11:00 a.m. Page H1680 Private Calendar: On the call of the Private Calendar the House passed over without prejudice, S. 462, for the relief of Belinda McGregor. The House passed H.R. 758, for the relief of Nancy Wilson. And, the House passed H.R. 3903, to deem the vessel M/V MIST COVE to be less than 100 gross tons, as measured under chapter 145 of title 46, United States Code, after agreeing to the Sensenbrenner amendment in the nature of a substitute. Finally, the House agreed to amend the title of H.R. 3903. Pages H1680-81 Organ Procurement and Transplantation: The House passed H.R. 2418, to amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend programs relating to organ procurement and transplantation by a yea and nay vote of 276 yeas to 147 nays, Roll No. 101. Pages H1686-H1722 Agreed to the Committee amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order by the rule. Pages H1697-H1721 Agreed To: DeGette amendment that directs the Network to recognize the differences in organ transplantation issues between children and adults and provides for a study dealing with immunosuppressive drugs that are provided to children (agreed to by a recorded vote of 420 ayes with none voting ``no'', Roll No. 99); Pages H1700-01, H1711 Barrett of Wisconsin amendment that authorizes grants to States and partnerships with other public agencies or private sector institutions to foster organ donor awareness, public education, outreach activities, and other innovative donation initiatives; Pages H1712-16 Scarborough amendment that nullifies the final Health and Human Services rule relating to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network promulgated by the Secretary; Pages H1716-21 Rejected: LaHood amendment that sought to subject the policies and rules established by the Network to review and approval by the Secretary of Health and Human Services; establish an advisory committee to provide recommendations to the Secretary on Network policies, rules, and other matters as appropriate; and specifies that all polices shall be based on sound medical principles and valid scientific data (rejected by a recorded vote of 160 ayes to 260 noes to 1 voting ``present'', Roll No. 98); and Pages H1702-11 Luther amendment that sought to preempt any State or local law that would restrict the organ allocation policies of the Network (rejected by a recorded vote of 137 ayes to 284 noes, Roll No. 100); Pages H1701-02, H1711-12 The Clerk was authorized to make technical and conforming changes in the engrossment of H.R. 2418. Page H1722 H. Res. 454, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was agreed to by a voice vote. Pages H1683-86 Presidential Message--Corporation for Public Broadcasting: Read a message from the President wherein he transmitted his report on the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; referred to the Committee on Commerce. Page H1723 Senate Messages: Message received from the Senate today appears on page H1677. Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on pages H1764-65. Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea and nay vote and three recorded votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H1710, H1711, H1711-12, and H1722. There were no quorum calls. Adjournment: The House met at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 9:46 p.m.
[Daily Digest] [Pages D308-D310] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Committee Meetings ENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT APPROPRIATIONS Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development held a hearing on the Bureau of Reclamation. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of the Interior: Bruce Babbitt, Secretary; and Eluid L. Martinez, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation. INTERIOR APPROPRIATIONS Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Interior held an oversight hearing on the Department of Energy--Energy Conservation Financial Management; and on Department of Energy Conservation. Testimony was heard from Paul Bostrom, National Academy of Public Administration; and Dan Reicher, Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. LABOR-HHS-EDUCATION APPROPRIATIONS Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education held a hearing on Institute of Museum and Library Services and National Education Goals Panel, and on public witnesses. Testimony was heard from Beverly Sheppard, Acting Director, Institute of Museum and [[Page D309]] Library Services, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities; Ken Nelson, Executive Director, National Education Goals Panel; and public witnesses. TREASURY, POSTAL SERVICE, AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government held an oversight hearing on Customs--Automated Commercial Environment, and the U.S. Postal Service. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of the Treasury: Jim Flyzik, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Information Systems; John Simpson, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Tariffs and Trade; and S.W. Hall, Assistant Commissioner, U.S. Customs Service, Office of Information Technology; and William J. Henderson, Postmaster General, U.S. Postal Service; and public witnesses. VA, HUD, AND INDEPENDENT AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on VA, HUD and Independent Agencies held a hearing on the National Science Foundation. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the NSF: Rita R. Colwell, Director; and Eamon Kelly, Chairman, National Science Board. MODERNIZING ERISA/PROMOTE SECURITY Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Employer- Employee Relations held a hearing on Modernizing ERISA to Promote Security. Testimony was heard from Leslie Kramerich, Acting Assistant Secretary, Pension and Welfare Benefits, Department of Labor; and David M. Strauss, Executive Director, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL SERVICE FISCAL YEAR 1999 AUDIT Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, held a hearing on Fiscal Year 1999 Audit of the Corporation for National Service. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Corporation for National Service: Luise S. Jordan, Inspector General; and Robert Rogers, Chairman of the Board; and a public witness. CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM DRUG TREATMENT OPTIONS Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources held a hearing on Drug Treatment Options within the Criminal Justice System. Testimony was heard from Charles J. Hynes, District Attorney, Kings County, State of New York; and public witnesses. NATIONAL HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS AND RECORDS COMMISSION REAUTHORIZATION Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and Technology held a hearing on reauthorization of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission for Fiscal Years 2002-2005. Testimony was heard from Representative Blunt; the following officials of the National Archives and Records Administration: John W. Carlin, Archivist of the United States; and Ann Clifford Newhall, Executive Director, National Historical Publications and Records Commission; and public witnesses. EXPORT ADMINISTRATION ACT FUTURE Committee on International Relations: Subcommittee on International Economic Policy and Trade concluded hearings on the Future of the Export Administration Act, Part 2. Testimony was heard from Roger Majak, Assistant Secretary, Export Administration, Department of Commerce. VISA WAIVER PERMANENT PROGRAM ACT; TRAFFICKING VICTIMS PROTECTION ACT Committee on the Judiciary: Ordered reported, as amended, the following bills: H.R. 3767, Visa Waiver Permanent Program Act; and H.R. 3244, Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 1999. MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES Committee on Resources: Held a hearing on the following bills: H.R. 3291, Shivwits Band of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah Water Rights Settlement Act; and H.R. 3468, Duchesne City Water Rights Conveyance Act. Testimony was heard from David J. Hayes, Deputy Secretary, Department of the Interior; the following officials of the State of Utah: Daniel D. McArthur, Mayor, St. George City; P. Kim Hamlin, Mayor and Paul L. Tanner, City Councilman, both from Duchesne; and public witnesses. OVERSIGHT--NEW FOREST RULES EFFECT ON NATIONAL RECREATION Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health held an oversight hearing on the Effect of the New Forest Rules on National Recreation. Testimony was heard from Dennis Bschor, Director, Recreation, Forest Service, USDA; and public witnesses. MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on National Parks, and Public Lands held a hearing on the following bills: H.R. 2249, Corinth Battlefield Preservation Act of 1999; H.R. 2773, Wekiva Wild and [[Page D310]] Scenic River Act of 1999; and H.R. 2833, Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area Act of 1999. Testimony was heard from Representatives Wicker, McCollum and Pastor; Terrel Emmons, Associate Director, Professional Services, National Park Service, Department of the Interior; Fran P. Mainella, Director, Division of Recreation and Parks, Department of Environmental Protection, State of Florida; Marilyn R. Young, Mayor, Yuma, Arizona; and public witnesses. PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTION BAN ACT Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a closed rule providing two hours of debate on H.R. 3660, Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2000. The rule provides one motion to recommit. The rule provides that after passage of H.R. 3660, it shall be in order to take from the Speaker's table S. 1692, consider it in the House, and to move to strike all after the enacting clause and insert the text of H.R. 3660 as passed by the House. The rule waives all points of order against the motion to strike and insert. Finally, the rule provides that if the motion is adopted and the Senate bill, as amended, is passed, then it shall be in order to move that the House insist on its amendment and request a conference. Testimony was heard from Representatives Canady of Florida, Johnson of Connecticut, Kolbe, Conyers, Frank of Massachusetts, Jackson-Lee of Texas, Hoyer, Wise, Edwards and Tauscher. UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURES: POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Met in executive session to hold a hearing on Unauthorized Disclosures of Classified Information: Possible Solutions. Testimony was heard from departmental witnesses. Joint Meetings OSCE MEDIA FREEDOM Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki): Commission concluded hearings on the deteriorating freedom of media and speech in Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) countries, focusing on the implementation of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, after receiving testimony from David W. Yang, Senior Coordinator for Democracy Promotion, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Department of State; Freimut Duve, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Vienna, Austria; Tom Dine, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and Linda K. Foley, Newspaper Guild- Communications Workers of America, on behalf of the International Federation of Journalists, both of Washington, D.C.; Emma E.D. Gray, Committee to Protect Journalists, New York, New York; and Marilyn Greene, World Press Freedom Committee, Reston, Virginia.
[Daily Digest] [Pages D310-D311] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2000 (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated) Senate Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Interior, to hold hearings on proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2001 for the Department of the Interior, 9:30 a.m., SD-124. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: business meeting to consider pending calendar business, 9:30 a.m., SD-366. Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the energy potential of the 1002 area of the Arctic Coastal Plain; the role this energy could play in National security; the role this energy could play in reducing U.S. dependency on imported oil; and S. 2214, to establish and implement a competitive oil and gas leasing program that will result in an environmentally sound and job creating program for the exploration, development, and production of the oil and gas resources of the Coastal Plain, 10 a.m., SD-366. Committee on Finance: to hold hearings on the pattern of improper payments in the school Medicaid program, 10 a.m., SD-215. Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on International Operations, to hold hearings on United Nations peace keeping missions and their proliferation, 9:30 a.m., SD-419. Full Committee, to hold hearings on legacies of the Holocaust, 2 p.m., SD-419. Committee on Indian Affairs: business meeting to consider the nomination of Thomas N. Slonaker, of Arizona, to be Special Trustee, Office of Special Trustee for American Indians, Department of the Interior; to be followed by hearings on S. 612, to provide for periodic Indian needs assessments, to require Federal Indian program evaluations, 9:30 a.m., SR-485. Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts, to resume oversight hearings on the handling of the investigation of Peter Lee, focusing on the plea- bargain agreement reached in the case, 9:30 a.m., SH-216. Committee on Rules and Administration: to hold hearings to examine activities of political parties in America, 9:30 a.m., SR-301. House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State, and Judiciary, on U.S. Trade Representative, 10 a.m., H-309 Capitol. Subcommittee on Interior, oversight on Everglades, 10 a.m., B-308 Rayburn. Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, on public witnesses, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., 2358 Rayburn. [[Page D311]] Subcommittee on VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies, on Department of Veterans Affairs, 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., 2359 Rayburn. Committee on Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and Power, hearing on H.R. 2641, to make technical corrections to title X of the Energy Policy Act of 1992; to be followed by a hearing on H.R. 380, National Oilheat Research Alliance Act of 1999, 10 a.m., 2322 Rayburn. Committee on Education and the Workforce, to mark up H.R. 4141, Education Opportunities To Protect and Invest In Our Nation's Students (Education OPTIONS) Act, 1 p.m., 2175 Rayburn. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing on Rulemaking at the U.S. Department of Labor: OSHA's Employee Work at Home Policy, 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn. Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on the Census, oversight hearing of the 2000 Census: Mail-back Response Rates and Status of Key Operations, 2 p.m., 2247 Rayburn. Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and Technology, to mark up the following: H.R. 1625, Human Rights Information Act; H.R. 4110, to amend title 44, United States Code, to authorize appropriations for the National Historical Publications and Records Commission for fiscal years 2002 through 2005; H. Res. 15, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding Government procurement access for women-owned businesses; H.R. 3582, Federal Contractor Flexibility Act; and a concurrent resolution on the year 2000 computer problem, 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn. Committee on International Relations, hearing on Haiti: Prospects for Free and Fair Elections, 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn. Committee on the Judiciary, to mark up H.R. 3125, Internet Gambling Prohibition Act of 1999, 10:15 a.m., 2141 Rayburn. Committee on Resources, to mark up the following: S. 406, Alaska Native and American Indian Direct Reimbursement Act; H. Res. 443, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with regard to the centennial of the raising of the United States flag in American Samoa; 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 became disabled while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States; 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; H.R. 2932, Golden Spike/Crossroads of the West National Heritage Area Act; H.R. 2958, to provide for the continuation of higher education through the conveyance of certain public lands in the State of Alaska to the University of Alaska; H.R. 3182, Craig Municipal Equity Act; H.R. 3577, to increase the amount authorized to be appropriated for the north side pumping division of the Minidoka reclamation project, Idaho; H.R. 3605, San Rafael Western Legacy District and National Conservation Act; H.R. 3919, Coral Reef Conservation and Restoration Partnership Act; H.R. 4021, Giant Sequoia Groves Protection and Management Act, 11 a.m., 1324 Longworth. Committee on Rules, to consider H.R. 1776, American Homeownership and Economic Opportunity Act, 2 p.m., H-313 Capitol. Committee on Small Business, hearing on Cash versus Accrual: The Policy Implications of the Growing Inability of Small Businesses to Use Simple Tax Accounting, 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, to mark up the following: H.R. 673, Florida Keys Water Quality Improvements Act of 1999; H.R. 855, Long Island Sound Preservation and Protection Act; H.R. 1106, Alternative Water Sources Act of 1999; H.R. 1237, to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to permit grants for the national estuary program to be used for the development and implementation of a comprehensive conservation and management plan, to reauthorize appropriations to carry out the program; H.R. 2957, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Protection Act of 1999; H.R. 3313, Long Island Sound Restoration Act; and other pending business, 11:30 a.m., 2167 Rayburn. Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Health, hearing on VA Capital Asset Planning, 10 a.m., 334 Cannon. Committee on Ways and Means, to mark up H.R. 4163, Taxpayer Bill of Rights 2000, 1:30 p.m., 1100 Longworth.
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