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                                               Tuesday, May 2, 2000

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate sustained the President's Veto of S. 1287, Nuclear Waste 
      Policy Amendments Act.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S3201-S3273
Measures Introduced: Six bills were introduced, as follows: S. 2493-
2498.
  Page S3258
Measures Passed:
  Charles M. Schulz Gold Medal Award: Committee on Banking, Housing, 
and Urban Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 
3642, to authorize the President to award posthumously a gold medal on 
behalf of the Congress to Charles M. Schulz in recognition of his 
lasting artistic contributions to the Nation and the world, and the 
bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendment 
proposed thereto:
  Pages S3268-69
  Gorton (for Feinstein) Amendment No. 3109, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Pages S3268-69
  Japanese Telecommunications: Committee on Finance was discharged from 
further consideration of S. Res. 275, expressing the sense of the 
Senate regarding fair access to Japanese telecommunications facilities 
and services, and the resolution was then agreed to.
  Page S3269
  Release of Rabiya Kadeer: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 81, 
expressing the sense of the Congress that the Government of the 
People's Republic of China should immediately release Rabiya Kadeer, 
her secretary, and her son, and permit them to move to the United 
States if they so desire.
  Pages S3269-70
  American Institute in Taiwan Facilities Enhancement Act: Senate 
passed H.R. 3707, to authorize funds for the construction of a facility 
in Taipei, Taiwan suitable for the mission of the American Institute in 
Taiwan, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a 
substitute.
  Page S3270
  Southeastern Europe Peace Promotion: Senate agreed to S. Res. 272, 
expressing the sense of the Senate that the United States should remain 
actively engaged in southeastern Europe to promote long-term peace, 
stability, and prosperity; continue to vigorously oppose the brutal 
regime of Slobodan Milosevic while supporting the efforts of the 
democratic opposition; and fully implement the Stability Pact. 
                                                             Page S3271
Veto--Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act: By 64 yeas to 35 nays (Vote 
No. 88), two-thirds of the Senators voting not having voted in the 
affirmative, S. 1287, to provide for the storage of spent nuclear fuel 
pending completion of the nuclear waste repository, upon 
reconsideration, was rejected, the veto of the President was sustained.
                                                         Pages S3201-30
  Subsequently, Lott motion to reconsider the vote by which S. 1287, 
upon reconsideration, failed of passage over veto of the President, was 
entered.
Page S3229
Elementary and Secondary Reauthorization: Senate continued 
consideration of S. 2, to extend programs and activities under the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.
  Pages S3230-48
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for certain 
amendments to be proposed to the bill.
Page S3246
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the bill on Wednesday, May 3, 2000.
Page S3271
Appointment:
  Mexico-U.S. Interparliamentary Group Meeting: The Chair, on behalf of 
the Vice President, pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 276h-276k, as amended, 
appointed the following Senators as members of the Senate Delegation to 
the Mexico-U.S. Interparliamentary Group Meeting during the Second 
Session of the 106th Congress, to be held in Puebla, Mexico, May 5-7, 
2000: Senators Murkowski and Sessions.
  Page S3271
Messages From the President: Senate received the following message from 
the President of the United States:

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  Transmitting, pursuant to law, a 6-month periodic report relative to 
the national emergency with respect to significant narcotics 
traffickers centered in Colombia; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, 
and Urban Affairs. (PM-102)
Pages S3255-56
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nomination:
  James Edgar Baker, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States 
Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces for the term of fifteen years to 
expire on the date prescribed by law.
Page S3273
Messages From the President:
  Pages S3255-56
Messages From the House:
  Page S3256
Measures Referred:
  Page S3256
Measures Placed on Calendar:
  Page S3256
Communications:
  Pages S3256-57
Petitions:
  Page S3257
Statements on Introduced Bills:
  Pages S3258-63
Additional Cosponsors:
  May 1
  Pages S3263-64
  May 2
  Pages S3264-65
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S3265-67
Notices of Hearings:
  Page S3267
Authority for Committees:
  Pages S3267-68
Additional Statements
  Pages S3254-55
Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S3268
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--88)
  Page S3229
Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:33 a.m., and adjourned at 7:21 p.m., 
until 9:30 a.m., on Wednesday, May 3, 2000. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
S3271.)


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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings

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[Pages D408-D409]
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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
AUTHORIZATION--DEFENSE
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and 
Capabilities approved for full committee consideration those 
provisions, which fall within the jurisdiction of the subcommittee, of 
proposed legislation authorizing appropriations for fiscal year 2001 
for military activities of the Department of Defense.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Personnel approved for 
full committee consideration those provisions, which fall within the 
jurisdiction of the subcommittee, of proposed legislation authorizing 
appropriations for fiscal year 2001 for military activities of the 
Department of Defense.
AUTHORIZATION--DEFENSE
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Readiness and Management 
Support approved for full committee consideration those provisions, 
which fall within the jurisdiction of the subcommittee, of proposed 
legislation authorizing appropriations for fiscal year 2001 for 
military activities of the Department of Defense.
SUCCESSFUL STATE ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS
Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee concluded 
oversight hearings on State environmental success stories and 
environmental protection program improvements, focusing on the EPA's 
relationship with States, enforcement, funding, inspections, 
administration, land recycling and brownfields, data management, non-
point source runoff, technology, and the ECOS/EPA Regulatory Innovation 
Agreement, after receiving testimony from W. Michael McCabe, Acting 
Deputy Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency; Peter F. 
Guerrero, Director, Environmental Protection Issues, Resources, 
Community, and Economic Development Division, General Accounting 
Office; R. Lewis Shaw, South Carolina Department of Health and 
Environmental Control, Columbia, and Robert W. Varney, New Hampshire 
Department of Environmental Services, Concord, both on behalf of the 
Environmental Council of the States (ECOS); James M. Seif, Pennsylvania 
Department of Environmental Protection, Harrisburg; Brent C. Bradford, 
Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Salt Lake City; Lynn 
Scarlett, Reason Public Policy Institute, Los Angeles, California; and 
Erik D. Olson, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Jason S. Grumet, 
Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management, both of 
Washington, D.C.
INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION AGAINST CORRUPTION
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded hearings on Inter-
American Convention Against Corruptions (''the Convention''), adopted 
and opened for signature at the Specialized Conference of the 
Organization of American States (OAS) at Caracas, Venezuela, on March 
29, 1996. The Convention was signed by the United States on June 27, 
1996, at the twenty-seventh regular session of the OAS General Assembly 
meeting in Panama City, Panama (Treaty Doc. 105-39), after receiving 
testimony from Alan Larson, Under Secretary of State for Economic,

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Business and Agricultural Affairs; and Ambassador William T. Pryce, 
Council of the Americas, Nancy Zucker Boswell, Transparency 
International USA, and Lucinda A. Low, Inter-American Bar Association, 
on behalf of the American Bar Association, all of Washington, D.C.
FEDERAL EMPLOYEE INCENTIVE PROGRAMS
Committee on Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on Oversight of 
Government Management, Restructuring and the District of Columbia 
concluded hearings to examine the effectiveness of Federal employee 
incentive programs in achieving high employee performance, focusing on 
recruitment and retention, monetary incentives, work scheduling, leave 
flexibility, awards, motivation, and issues relating to information 
technology, after receiving testimony from Roberta L. Gross, Inspector 
General, National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Henry Romero, 
Associate Director, Workforce Compensation and Performance, Office of 
Personnel Management; Michael Brostek, Associate Director, Federal 
Management and Workforce Issues, General Government Division, General 
Accounting Office; and Colleen M. Kelley, National Treasury Employees 
Union, Washington, D.C.
LA BELLA MEMORANDUM
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight 
and the Courts held hearings to examine Department of Justice 
activities about alleged improprieties during the 1996 Presidential 
campaign cycle, focusing on the LaBella Memorandum, receiving testimony 
from Charles LaBella, former Chief, Department of Justice Campaign 
Finance Task Force.
  Hearings recessed subject to call.
AIRLINE COMPETITION
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Antitrust, Business Rights, 
and Competition concluded hearings to examine issues dealing with the 
state of competition in the deregulated airline industry and the 
application of related antitrust laws, after receiving testimony from 
Alfred E. Kahn, Cornell University Department of Economics, Ithaca, New 
York; Steven A. Morrison, Northeastern University Department of 
Economics, Boston, Massachusetts; Donald J. Carty, American Airlines, 
Inc., Dallas, Texas; Robert R. Ferguson III, Midway Airlines 
Corporation, Morrisville, North Carolina; and Bill La Macchia, Jr., Sun 
Country Airlines, Mendota Heights, Minnesota.
WATER RIGHTS
Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee concluded hearings on provisions 
of S. 2350, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey to 
certain water rights to Duchesne City, Utah, and S. 2351, to provide 
for the settlement of the water rights claims of the Shivwits Band of 
the Paiute Indian tribe of Utah, after receiving testimony from Senator 
Bennett; David J. Hayes, Deputy Secretary of the Interior; Mayor Kim 
Hamlin, Duchesne, Utah; Craig Smith, Nielsen and Senior, and Darin 
Bird, Utah Department of Natural Resources, both of Salt Lake City, 
Utah; Mayor Daniel D. McArthur, and Ron Thompson, Washington County 
Water Conservancy District, both of St. George, Utah; and Glenn Rogers, 
Shivwits Band of Paiute Indians of Utah, Santa Clara.
SOCIAL SECURITY FRAUD
Special Committee on Aging: Committee concluded hearings to examine the 
vulnerability of the Social Security Representative Payee Program, 
focusing on solutions to prevent and detect representative payee 
abuses, after receiving testimony from Susan M. Daniels, Deputy 
Commissioner, Disability and Income Security Programs, and James G. 
Huse, Jr., Inspector General, both of the Social Security 
Administration; Betty Byrd, Martinsburg, West Virginia; and Theresa 
King, an incarcerated witness.


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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

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[Pages D410-D411]
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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Bills Introduced: 18 public bills, H.R. 4346-4363; 1 private bill, H.R. 
4364; and 4 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 313-314 and H. Res. 486-487, were 
introduced.
  Pages H2409-10
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 673, to authorize the Administrator of the Environmental 
Protection Agency to make grants to the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority 
and other appropriate agencies for the purpose of improving water 
quality throughout the marine ecosystem of the Florida Keys, amended 
(H. Rept. 106-592);
  H.R. 1106, to authorize the Administrator of the Environmental 
Protection Agency to make grants to State agencies with responsibility 
for water source development for the purpose of maximizing available 
water supply and protecting the environment through the development of 
alternative water sources, amended (H. Rept. 106-593);
  H.R. 2957, to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to 
authorize funding to carry out certain water quality restoration 
projects for Lake Pontchartrain Basin, Louisiana, and for other 
purposes, amended (H. Rept. 106-594);
  H.R. 855, to amend the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries 
Act of 1972 relating to the dumping of dredged material in Long Island 
Sound, amended (H. Rept. 106-595);
  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, amended (H. 
Rept. 106-596);
  H.R. 3313, to amend section 119 of the Federal Water Pollution 
Control Act to reauthorize the program for Long Island Sound, amended 
(H. Rept. 106-597);
  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. Rept. 106-598);
  H.R. 3577, to increase the amount authorized to be appropriated for 
the north side pumping division of the Minidoka reclamation project, 
Idaho (H. Rept. 106-599);
  H. Res. 482, providing for consideration of motions to suspend the 
rules (H. Rept. 106-600);
  H. Res. 483, providing for consideration of H.R. 673, to authorize 
the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to make grants 
to the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority and other appropriate agencies 
for the purpose of improving water quality throughout the marine 
ecosystem of the Florida Keys (H. Rept. 106-601);
  H. Res. 484, providing for consideration of H.R. 2957, to amend the 
Federal Water Pollution Control Act to authorize funding to carry out 
certain water quality restoration projects for Lake Pontchartrain 
Basin, Louisiana (H. Rept. 106-602); and
  H. Res. 485, providing for consideration of H.R. 1106, to authorize 
the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to make grants 
to State agencies with responsibility for water source development for 
the purpose of maximizing available water supply and protecting the 
environment through the development of alternative water sources (H. 
Rept. 106-603).
Page H2409
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he 
designated Representative Biggert to act as Speaker pro tempore for 
today.
  Page H2345
Recess: The House recessed at 12:54 p.m. and reconvened at 2:00 p.m. 
                                                             Page H2348
Private Calendar: On the call of the Private Calendar, the House passed 
S. 452, for the relief of Belinda McGregor. Subsequently, agreed to 
dispense with further business on the Private Calendar.
  Page H2349
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Communications: Read 
letters from Chairman Shuster wherein he forwarded copies of 
resolutions approved or adopted by the committee on April 11--referred 
to the Committee on Appropriations.
  Page H2349
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Lauding Federal Workforce for Y2K Computer Preparations: H. Con. Res. 
300, recognizing and commending our Nation's Federal workforce for 
successfully preparing our Nation to withstand any catastrophic Year 
2000 computer problem disruptions (agreed to by a yea and nay vote of 
409 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 131); 
                                                  Pages H2350-53, H2375
  Prohibiting Restrictive Hiring Requirements in Federal Contracts for 
Information Technology Personnel: H.R. 3582, to restrict the use of 
mandatory minimum personnel experience and educational requirements in 
the procurement of information technology goods or services unless 
sufficiently justified;
  Pages H2353-57

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  Golden Spike/Crossroads Heritage Area: H.R. 2932, amended, to 
authorize the Golden Spike/Crossroads of the West National Heritage 
Area (passed by a yea and nay vote of 400 yeas to 9 nays, Roll No. 
132). Agreed to amend the title;
  Pages H2357-58, H2375-76
  Hmong Veterans' Naturalization Act: H.R. 371, amended, to expedite 
the naturalization of aliens who served with special guerrilla units in 
Laos;
  Pages H2359-62
  Appointment of Alan G. Spoon as Regent of the Smithsonian 
Institution: S.J. Res. 40, providing for the appointment of Alan G. 
Spoon as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian 
Institution--clearing the measure for the President;
  Page H2364
  Appointment of Manuel L. Ibanez as Regent of the Smithsonian 
Institution: S.J. Res. 42, providing for the reappointment of Manuel L. 
Ibanez as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian 
Institution; and
  Pages H2364-65
  American Indian Tribal Colleges and Universities Program 
Improvements: H.R. 3629, amended, to amend the Higher Education Act of 
1965 to improve the program for American Indian Tribal Colleges and 
Universities under part A of title III.
  Pages H2365-67
Suspensions--Proceedings Postponed: The House completed debate on the 
following motions to suspend the rules. Further proceedings were 
postponed until Wednesday, May 3.
  Continued Submission of Endangered Species Reports: S. 1744, to amend 
the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to provide that certain species 
conservation reports shall continue to be submitted;
  Pages H2358-59
  Memorial Honoring Disabled Veterans: 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; and 
                                                         Pages H2362-64
  Commending Charter Schools: H. Con. Res. 310, supporting a National 
Charter Schools Week.
  Pages H2367-74
Presidential Message--National Emergency re Narcotics Traffickers: Read 
a message from the President wherein he transmitted his periodic report 
on the national emergency with respect to narcotics traffickers 
centered in Colombia--referred to the Committee on International 
Relations and ordered printed (H. Doc. 106-232).
  Page H2374
Recess: The House recessed at 4:38 p.m. and reconvened at 6:00 p.m. 
                                                             Page H2374
Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate appear on page 
H2345.
Referrals: S. 397 was referred to the Committee on Science; S. 408, S. 
1218, S. 1629, S. 1694, S. 1705, S. 1727, S. 1778, S. 1797, S. 1849, S. 
1892, and S. 1910 were referred to the Committee on Resources; S. 1836 
was referred to the Committee on Commerce; and S. 1946 was referred to 
the Committee on Education and the Workforce.
  Pages H2398-99
Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea and nay votes developed during the 
proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H2374 and H2374-75. 
There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 12:30 p.m. and adjourned at 9:54 p.m.


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Committee Meetings
LABOR-HHS-EDUCATION APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human 
Services, and Education held a hearing on Children and Environmental 
Health. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the 
Department of Health and Human Services: Kenneth Olden, M.D., Director, 
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and Duane 
Alexander, M.D., Director, National Institute of Child Health and Human 
Development, both with NIH; and Richard Jackson, Director, National 
Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control; Ramona 
Trovato, Director, Office of Children's Health Protection, EPA; and 
public witnesses.
MILITARY CONSTRUCTION APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Military Construction 
approved for full Committee action the Military Construction 
appropriations for fiscal year 2001.
NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Installations and 
Facilities approved for full Committee action, as amended, H.R. 4205, 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001.
LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN RESTORATION ACT
Committee on Rules: The Committee granted, by voice vote, an open rule 
providing 1 hour of debate on

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H.R. 2957, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Restoration Act of 1999. The rule 
waives clause 4(a) of Rule XIII (requiring a three-day layover of the 
committee report) against consideration of the bill. The rule makes in 
order the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure amendment in 
the nature of a substitute, now printed in the bill, as an original 
bill for the purpose of amendment, which shall be open for amendment at 
any point. The rule authorizes the Chairman of the Committee of the 
Whole to accord priority in recognition to Members who have pre-printed 
their amendments in the Congressional Record. The rule allows the 
Chairman of the Committee of the Whole to postpone votes during 
consideration of the bill and to reduce voting time to five minutes on 
a postponed question if the vote follows a fifteen minute vote. 
Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit, with or without 
instructions. Testimony was heard from Chairman Shuster and 
Representative Vitter.
FLORIDA KEYS WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENTS ACT
Committee on Rules: The Committee granted, by voice vote, an open rule 
providing 1 hour of debate on H.R. 673, Florida Keys Water Quality 
Improvements Act of 1999. The rule waives clause 4(a) of Rule XIII 
(requiring a three-day layover of the committee report) against 
consideration of the bill. The rule makes in order the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure amendment in the nature of a 
substitute, now printed in the bill, as an original bill for the 
purpose of amendment, which shall be open for amendment at any point. 
The rule authorizes the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole to 
accord priority in recognition to Members who have pre-printed their 
amendments in the Congressional Record. The rule allows the Chairman of 
the Committee of the Whole to postpone votes during consideration of 
the bill and to reduce voting time to five minutes on a postponed 
question if the vote follows a fifteen minute vote. Finally, the rule 
provides one motion to recommit, with or without instructions. 
Testimony was heard from Chairman Shuster and Representative Vitter.
ALTERNATIVE WATER SOURCES ACT
Committee on Rules: The Committee granted, by voice vote, an open rule 
providing 1 hour of debate on H.R. 1106, Alternative Water Sources Act 
of 1999. The rule waives clause 4(a) of Rule XIII (requiring a three-
day layover of the committee report) against consideration of the bill. 
The rule makes in order the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure amendment in the nature of a substitute, now printed in 
the bill, as an original bill for the purpose of amendment, which shall 
be open for amendment at any point. The rule authorizes the Chairman of 
the Committee of the Whole to accord priority in recognition to Members 
who have pre-printed their amendments in the Congressional Record. The 
rule allows the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole to postpone 
votes during consideration of the bill and to reduce voting time to 
five minutes on a postponed question if the vote follows a fifteen 
minute vote. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit, with or 
without instructions. Testimony was heard from Chairman Shuster and 
Representative Vitter.
MOTIONS TO SUSPEND RULES
Committee on Rules: The Committee granted, by voice vote, a rule 
providing that suspensions will be in order at any time on the 
legislative day of Wednesday, May 3, 2000. The rule provides that the 
object of any motion to suspend the rules will be announced from the 
floor at least one hour prior to its consideration. The rule provides 
that the Speaker or his designee shall consult with the Minority Leader 
or his designee on the object of any suspension considered under this 
resolution. Finally, the rule provides that H. Res. 469 is laid on the 
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                            NEW PUBLIC LAWS

      (For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D398)
  H.R. 1231, to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to convey certain 
National Forest lands to Elko County, Nevada, for continued use as a 
cemetery. Signed April 28, 2000. (P.L. 106-187)
  H.R. 2368, to assist in the resettlement and relocation of the people 
of Bikini Atoll by amending the terms of the trust fund established 
during the United States administration of the Trust Territory of the 
Pacific Islands. Signed April 28, 2000. (P.L. 106-188)
  H.R. 2862, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to release 
reversionary interests held by the United States in certain parcels of 
land in Washington County, Utah, to facilitate an anticipated land 
exchange. Signed April 28, 2000. (P.L. 106-189)
  H.R. 2863, to clarify the legal effect on the United States of the 
acquisition of a parcel of land in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve in the 
State of Utah. Signed April 28, 2000. (P.L. 106-190)
  H.R. 3063, to amend the Mineral Leasing Act to increase the maximum 
acreage of Federal leases for sodium that may be held by an entity in 
any one State. Signed April 28, 2000. (P.L. 106-191)


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2000-05-03

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                   COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

                              MAY 3, 2000

                                 Senate

  Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Defense, to hold 
hearings on proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2001 for the 
Department of Defense, 9:30 a.m., SD-192.
  Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Strategic, closed 
business meeting to mark up those provisions, which fall within the 
jurisdiction of the subcommittee, of proposed legislation 
authorizing appropriations for fiscal year 2001 for military 
activities of the Department of Defense, 9:30 a.m., SR-232A.
  Subcommittee on Airland, closed business meeting to mark up those 
provisions, which fall within the jurisdiction of the subcommittee, 
of proposed legislation authorizing appropriations for fiscal year 
2001 for military activities of the Department of Defense, 11 a.m., 
SR-222.
  Subcommittee on SeaPower, closed business meeting to mark up those 
provisions, which fall within the jurisdiction of the subcommittee, 
of proposed legislation authorizing appropriations for fiscal year 
2001 for military activities of the Department of Defense, 2 p.m., 
SR-232A.
  Full Committee, closed business meeting to mark up proposed 
legislation authorizing appropriations for fiscal year 2001 for 
military activities of the Department of Defense, 3 p.m., SR-222.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold 
hearings to examine issues dealing with the Boston Central Artery 
Tunnel, 9:30 a.m., SR-253.
  Committee on Indian Affairs: business meeting to mark up S. 1767, 
to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to 
improve Native Hawaiian education programs; S. 1929, to amend the 
Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act to revise and extend 
such Act; S. 1967, to make technical corrections to the status of 
certain land held in trust for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw 
Indians, to take certain land into trust for that Band; and H.R. 
2484, to provide that land which is owned by the Lower Sioux Indian 
Community in the State of Minnesota but which is not held in trust 
by the United States for the Community may be leased or transferred 
by the Community without further approval by the United States, 2 
p.m., SR-485.
  Committee on Rules and Administration: to hold hearings on S. 
1747, to amend the Federal Election Champaign Act of 1971 to exclude 
certain Internet communications from the definition of expenditure, 
9:30 a.m., SR-301.


                                 House

  Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Legislative, to mark 
up fiscal year 2001 appropriations, 10:30 a.m., H-144 Capitol.
  Committee on Banking and Financial Services, hearing on H.R. 4209, 
Bank Reserves Modernization Act of 2000, 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  Committee on Commerce, Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade, 
and Consumer Protection, hearing on the following bills: H.R. 4202, 
Internet Services Promotion Act of 2000; and H.R. 1291, Internet 
Access Charge Prohibition Act of 1999, 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on 
Oversight and Investigations, hearing on Open Shops in the 21st 
Century Workplace, 2 p.m., 2175 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, hearing on The Fair Labor 
Standards Act: White Collar Exemptions in the Modern Workplace, 
10:30 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.
  Committee on Government Reform, to continue hearings on ``White 
House E-Mails: Mismanagement of Subpoenaed Records, Day Three and 
Day Four'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources, 
hearing on ``Why Have Recommended Reforms to Protect People Who 
Participate in Medical Research Been Ignored?'' 2 p.m., 2247 
Rayburn.
  Committee on International Relations, hearing on International 
Efforts to End Discrimination Against Women, 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health, 
hearing on the following bills: S. 439, to amend the National Forest 
and Public Lands of Nevada Enhancement Act of 1988 to adjust the 
boundary of the Toiyabe National Forest, Nevada; S. 1374, Jackson 
Multi-Agency Campus Act of 1999; H.R. 3657, to provide for the 
conveyance of a small parcel of public domain land in the San 
Bernardino National Forest in the State of California; H.R. 3817, to 
redesignate the Big South Trail in the Comanche Park Wilderness Area 
of Roosevelt National Forest in Colorado as the ``Jaryd Atadero 
Legacy Trail''; and H.R. 4226, Black Hills National Forest and Rocky 
Mountain Research Station Improvement Act, 10 a.m., 1334 Longworth.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on 
Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, oversight hearing on the 
Ocean Shipping Reform Act, 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  Committee on Ways and Means, to continue hearings on the U.S.-
China bilateral Trade Agreement and the Accession of China to the 
WTO, 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.
  Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, executive, hearing on 
Iraq, 1 p.m., H-405 Capitol.


                             Joint Meetings

  Joint Committee on Taxation: to hold hearings to review the 
strategic plans and budget of the IRS, 9:30 a.m., SD-215.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                      9:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 3

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Wednesday: After the recognition of two Senators for 
speeches and the transaction of any morning business (not to extend 
beyond 11 a.m.), Senate will continue consideration of S. 2, Elementary 
and Secondary Education Reauthorization.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                       10 a.m., Wednesday, May 3

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Wednesday: Consideration of Suspensions:
  1. H. Con. Res. 295, Human rights violations and political oppression 
in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam;
  2. H. Res. 464, International recognition of Israel's Magen David 
Adom Society and its symbol the Red Shield of David;
  3. H. Con. Res. 304, Human rights violations in the Republic of 
Belarus;
  4. H.R. 3879, Sierra Leone Peace Support Act;
  5. H. Res. 449, Congratulating the people of Senegal on the success 
of the electoral process;
  6. S. 2323, Worker Economic Opportunity Act ;
  7. H.R. 4055, IDEA Full Funding Act of 2000;
  8. H.R. 1729, Designating the ``Pamela B. Gwin Hall'' Federal 
Building;
  9. H.R. 1405, Designating the ``Donald J. Pease Federal Building'';
  10. H.R. 1901, Designating the ``Kika de la Garza United States 
Border Station'';
  11. H.R. 3069, Southeast Federal Center Public-Private Development 
Act; and
  12. H.R. 3313, Long Island Sound Restoration Act;
  Consideration of H.R. 2957, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Restoration Act 
(open rule, one hour of debate).
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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
                HOUSE
  
Baldacci, John Elias, Maine, E615
Ballenger, Cass, N.C., E597
Barrett, Thomas M., Wisc., E602
Becerra, Xavier, Calif., E614
Bereuter, Doug, Nebr., E608
Berman, Howard L., Calif., E608
Castle, Michael N., Del., E600
Clay, William (Bill), Mo., E613
Coyne, William J., Pa., E606
Cramer, Robert E. (Bud), Jr., Ala., E599
Fattah, Chaka, Pa., E609
Frank, Barney, Mass., E600
Frost, Martin, Tex., E608
Hansen, James V., Utah, E601
Hinojosa, Ruben, Tex., E604
Hyde, Henry J., Ill., E611
Inslee, Jay, Wash., E616
Kanjorski, Paul E., Pa., E610
Kaptur, Marcy, Ohio, E605, E607
Kleczka, Gerald D., Wisc., E603, E606
Kuykendall, Steven T., Calif., E614
LaHood, Ray, Ill., E608
Lampson, Nick, Tex., E614
Levin, Sander M., Mich., E598
Lipinski, William O., Ill., E612
Lowey, Nita M., N.Y., E610
McInnis, Scott, Colo., E602, E603, E606, E608, E610
Menendez, Robert, N.J., E602, E603, E606, E608, E609
Mica, John L., Fla., E611
Morella, Constance A., Md., E599
Napolitano, Grace F., Calif., E615
Norton, Eleanor Holmes, D.C., E603, E604
Nussle, Jim, Iowa, E598
Pitts, Joseph R., Pa., E597
Rothman, Steven R., N.J., E615
Shaw, E. Clay, Jr., Fla., E610
Sherman, Brad, Calif., E608
Shimkus, John, Ill., E598, E599
Stark, Fortney Pete, Calif., E607, E609
Terry, Lee, Nebr., E597, E598
Towns, Edolphus, N.Y., E602, E612
Underwood, Robert A., Guam, E600
Velazquez, Nydia M., N.Y., E609
Walsh, James T., N.Y., E598, E599
Waxman, Henry A., Calif., E597, E608 


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