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                                              Tuesday, June 6, 2000

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      See Resume of Congressional Activity.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S4507-S4605
Measures Introduced: Sixteen bills and three resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 2669-2684, S.J. Res. 46-47, and S. Con. Res. 
119.
  Pages S4564-65
Measures Reported: Reports were made as follows:
  S. 1507, to authorize the integration and consolidation of alcohol 
and substance programs and services provided by Indian tribal 
governments, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. 
No. 106-306)
Page S4564
Measures Passed:
  National Military Appreciation Month: Committee on the Judiciary was 
discharged from further consideration of S. 1419, to amend title 36, 
United States Code, to designate May as ``National Military 
Appreciation Month,'' and the bill was then passed.
  Page S4589
  Ryan White CARE Act Amendments: Senate 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, after agreeing to a 
committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following 
amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S4589-99
  Warner (for Jeffords) Amendment No. 3190, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Pages S4593-95
Measure Indefinitely Postponed/Passage Vitiated:
  Labor/HHS/Education Appropriations FY2000: Senate vitiated the 
October 7, 1999 passage of S. 1650, making appropriations for the 
Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and 
related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and 
subsequently the bill was indefinitely postponed.
  Page S4588
National Defense Authorization: Senate began consideration of S. 2549, 
to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2001 for military 
activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and 
for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe 
personnel strengths for such fiscal year for the Armed Forces, taking 
action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S4525-55
Adopted:
  By a unanimous vote of 93 yeas (Vote No. 116), McCain Amendment No. 
3179, to establish a special subsistence allowance for certain members 
of the uniformed services who are eligible to receive food stamp 
assistance.
Pages S4536-41
  Warner Amendment No. 3189, to require the disposal of a certain 
quantity of titanium from the National Defense Stockpile. 
                                                         Pages S4554-55
Pending:
  Warner Modified Amendment No. 3173, to extend eligibility for medical 
care under CHAMPUS and TRICARE to persons over age 64. 
                                               Pages S4525-36, S4541-42
  Kerrey Amendment No. 3183, to repeal a limitation on retirement or 
dismantlement of strategic nuclear delivery systems in excess of 
military requirements.
Pages S4543-53
  Warner Amendment No. 3184 (to Amendment No. 3183), to provide for 
correction of scope of waiver authority for limitation on retirement or 
dismantlement of strategic nuclear delivery systems, and authority to 
waive limitation.
Pages S4543-53
  A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the bill, pending amendments and an amendments to be 
proposed thereto, on Wednesday, June 7, 2000, with certain votes to 
occur thereon.
Page S4600
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

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  Lisa Gayle Ross, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant 
Secretary of the Treasury.
  Lisa Gayle Ross, of the District of Columbia, to be Chief Financial 
Officer, Department of the Treasury.
  K. Gary Sebelius, of Kansas, to be United States District Judge for 
the District of Kansas.
  Kenneth O. Simon, of Alabama, to be United States District Judge for 
the Northern District of Alabama.
  John E. Steele, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for 
the Middle District of Florida.
  2 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
  70 Army nominations in the rank of general
  2 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.
  Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy. 
                                                         Pages S4600-05
Nominations Withdrawn: Senate received notification of the withdrawal 
of the following nomination:
  James M. Lyons, of Colorado, to be United States Circuit Judge for 
the Tenth Circuit, which was sent to the Senate on September 22, 1999. 
                                                             Page S4605
Messages From the House:
  Page S4563
Measures Placed on Calendar:
  Page S4563
Communications:
  Pages S4563-64
Statements on Introduced Bills:
  Pages S4565-76
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S4576-78
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S4579-88
Notices of Hearings:
  Page S4588
Authority for Committees:
  Page S4588
Additional Statements:
  Pages S4558-63
Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S4588
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--116) 
                                                             Page S4541
Recess: Senate convened at 10 a.m., and recessed at 8:04 p.m., until 
9:30 a.m., on Wednesday, June 7, 2000. (For Senate's program, see the 
remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S4600.)



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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
CASH BALANCE PENSION PLANS
Special Committee on Aging: On Monday, June 5, committee concluded 
hearings to examine the impact on older workers when employers convert 
from a traditional defined benefit pension plan to a cash balance 
pension plan, focusing on how to promote pensions without harming 
participants, after receiving testimony from James A. Bruggeman, Tulsa, 
Oklahoma, and Laurel Sweatt, Dallas, Texas, on behalf of the 
Association of Private Pension and Welfare Plans, both of Central and 
South West Corporation; Joseph Perkins, Danvers, Massachusetts, on 
behalf of the American Association of Retired Persons; Karen W. 
Ferguson, Pension Rights Center, Washington, D.C.; Sylvester J. 
Schieber, Watson Wyatt Worldwide, Bethesda, Maryland; and John F. 
Woyke, Towers Perrin, Valhalla, New York, on behalf of the United 
States Chamber of Commerce.
EPA ALASKA OFFICE CREATION
Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee concluded hearings 
on S. 1311, to direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection 
Agency to establish an eleventh region of the Environmental Protection 
Agency, comprised solely of the State of Alaska, after receiving 
testimony from Senator Murkowski; Romulo L. Diaz, Jr., Assistant 
Administrator for Administration and Resources Management, 
Environmental Protection Agency; Michele D. Brown, Alaska Department of 
Environmental Conservation, and Ken Freeman, Resource Development 
Council, both of Anchorage, Alaska.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded hearings on the 
nomination of Michael G. Kozak, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the 
Republic of Belarus, John Martin O'Keefe, of Virginia, to be Ambassador 
to the Kyrgyz Republic, John F. Tefft, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to 
the Republic of Lithuania, and W. Robert Pearson, of Tennessee, to be 
Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey, after the nominees testified and 
answered questions in their own behalf. Mr. Pearson was introduced by 
Senator Frist.
HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTER EXPORT CONTROL
Committee on Governmental Affairs: On Friday, May 26, committee 
concluded hearings to examine export control implementation issues with 
respect to high performance computers and the potential harm to 
national security by requiring the decontrol of sensitive technologies, 
after receiving testimony from Harold J. Johnson, Associate Director, 
International Relations and Trade Issues, National Security and 
International Affairs Division, General Accounting Office; Robert J. 
Lieberman, Assistant Inspector General for Auditing, Department of 
Defense; Dan Hoydysh, Unisys Corporation, Washington, D.C., on behalf 
of the Computer Coalition for Responsible Exports; and Gary Milhollin, 
University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, on behalf of the Wisconsin 
Project on Nuclear Arms Control.

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CAMPAIGN FINANCE
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight 
and the Courts resumed oversight hearings to examine the 1996 campaign 
finance investigations, receiving testimony from Lee J. Radek, Chief, 
and Joseph Gangloff, Principle Deputy Chief, both of the Public 
Integrity Section, and Neil Gallagher, Assistant Director, National 
Security Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation, all of the 
Department of Justice; and William Esposito, former Deputy Director, 
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice.
  Hearings continue on Wednesday, June 14.



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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Bills Introduced: 12 public bills, H.R. 4579-4590; 1 private bill, H.R. 
4591; and 4 resolutions, H.J. Res. 99 and H. Con. Res. 344-346, were 
introduced.
  Pages H3924-25
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  Filed on June 1, H.R. 4576, making appropriations for the Department 
of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001 (H. Rept. 106-
644);
  Filed on June 1, H.R. 4577, making appropriations for the Departments 
of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related 
agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001 (H. Rept. 106-
645);
  Filed on June 1, H.R. 4578, making appropriations for the Department 
of the Interior and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2001 (H. Rept. 106-646);
  H.R. 3605, to establish the San Rafael Western Legacy District in the 
State of Utah, and for other purposes, amended (H. Rept. 106-647);
  H.R. 4435, to clarify certain boundaries on the map relating to Unit 
NC01 of the Coastal Barrier Resources System (H. Rept. 106-648);
  H.R. 3176, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study 
to determine ways of restoring the natural wetlands conditions in the 
Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge, Hawaii (H. Rept. 106-649);
  H.R. 3535, to amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act to eliminate the wasteful and unsportsmanlike practice 
of shark finning, amended (H. Rept. 106-650);
  H.R. 8, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to phaseout the 
estate and gift taxes over a 10-year period, amended (H. Rept. 106-
651).
  H. Res. 514, providing for consideration of H.R. 4576, making 
appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2001 (H. Rept. 106-652);
  H. Res. 515, providing for consideration of H.R. 4577, making 
appropriations for the Department of Labor, Health and Human Services, 
and Education, and related agencies for fiscal year ending September 
30, 2001 (H. Rept. 106-653); and
  H. Res. 516, providing for consideration of H.R. 3605, to establish 
the San Rafael Western Legacy District in the State of Utah (H. Rept. 
106-654).
Pages H3923-24
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he 
designated Representative Biggert to act as Speaker pro tempore for 
today.
  Page H3871
Recess: The House recessed at 10:31 a.m. and reconvened at noon. 
                                                             Page H3871
Recess: The House recessed at 1:46 p.m. and reconvened at 6 p.m. 
                                                             Page H3885
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Designating the Washington, D.C. Opera as the National Opera: H.R. 
4542, to designate the Washington Opera in Washington, D.C., as the 
National Opera;
  Pages H3872-75
  Commending the United States Congressional Philharmonic Society: H. 
Con. Res. 229, expressing the sense of Congress regarding the United 
States Congressional Philharmonic Society and its mission of promoting 
musical excellence throughout the educational system and encouraging 
people of all ages to commit to the love and expression of musical 
performance;
  Pages H3875-76
  Celebrating the Importance of African-American Music: H. Res. 509, 
amended, recognizing the importance of African-American music to global 
culture and calling on the people of the United States to study, 
reflect on, and celebrate African-American music (agreed to by a yea 
and nay vote of 382 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 234); 
                                               Pages H3876-78, H3889-90

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  Les Aspin Post Office Building: H.R. 4241, to designate the facility 
of the United States Postal Service located at 1818 Milton Avenue in 
Janesville, Wisconsin, as the ``Les Aspin Post Office Building'' 
(passed by a yea and nay vote of 378 yeas to 6 nays, Roll No. 235); 
                                                  Pages H3878-80, H3890
  Matthew F. McHugh Post Office: H.R. 3030, to designate the facility 
of the United States Postal Service located at 757 Warren Road in 
Ithaca, New York, as the ``Matthew F. McHugh Post Office'' (passed by a 
yea and nay vote of 385 yeas to 2 nays, Roll No. 236); and 
                                               Pages H3880-82, H3890-91
  Shark Finning Prohibition Act: H.R. 3535, amended, to amend the 
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to eliminate 
the wasteful and unsportsmanlike practice of shark finning (passed by a 
yea and nay vote of 390 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 237). 
                                               Pages H3882-85, H3891-92
Suspensions--Further Proceedings Postponed: The House postponed further 
proceedings on the following motions to suspend the rules that were 
debated on Tuesday, June 6. Proceedings will resume on Wednesday, June 
7.
  Carlsbad, New Mexico Irrigation District Land Transfer: S. 291, to 
convey certain real property within the Carlsbad Project in New Mexico 
to the Carlsbad Irrigation District;
  Pages H3885-86
  Wellton-Mohawk Irrigation District, Arizona Land Transfer: S. 356, to 
authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain works, 
facilities, and titles of the Gila Project, and designated lands within 
or adjacent to the Gila Project, to the Wellton-Mohawk Irrigation and 
Drainage District;
  Pages H3886-87
  Pine Island Unit in Currituck and Dare Counties, North Carolina 
Boundary Adjustment: H.R. 4435, to clarify certain boundaries on the 
map relating to Unit NC01 of the Coastal Barrier Resources System; and 
                                                             Page H3887
  Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge, Hawaii: H.R. 3176, to direct 
the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study to determine ways of 
restoring the natural wetlands conditions in the Kealia Pond National 
Wildlife Refuge, Hawaii.
  Pages H3888-89
Freedom to E-File Act: The House agreed to the Senate Amendment to the 
House amendments to S. 777, to require the Department of Agriculture to 
establish an electronic filing and retrieval system to enable the 
public to file all required paperwork electronically with the 
Department and to have access to public information on farm programs, 
quarterly trade, economic, and production reports, and other similar 
information--clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages H3892-93
Congressional Gold Medal to the Late Charles M. Schulz: The House 
agreed to the Senate amendments to 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--clearing the measure for the 
President.
  Page H3893
Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on 
pages H3926-29.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea and nay votes developed during the 
proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H3889-90, H3890, 
H3890-91, and H3891-92. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10:30 a.m. and adjourned at 10:54 p.m.



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Committee Meetings
COMMERCE, JUSTICE, STATE, AND JUDICIARY APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State, 
and Judiciary approved for full Committee action the Commerce, Justice, 
State, and Judiciary appropriations for fiscal year 2001.
INDEPENDENT COUNSEL ACT--JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IMPLEMENTATION
Committee on Government Reform: Held a hearing on the Justice 
Department's Implementation of the Independent Counsel Act. Testimony 
was heard from the following officials of the Department of Justice: 
Lee Radek, Public Integrity Section Chief; and Neil Gallagher, 
Assistant Director for Terrorism, FBI; and William Esposito, former 
Deputy Director, FBI, Department of Justice.
``DRUGS IN THE MAIL: HOW CAN THEY BE STOPPED?''
Committee on Government Reform: On May 26, the Subcommittee on Criminal 
Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources held a hearing on ``Drugs in 
the Mail: How Can They be Stopped?'' Testimony was heard from the 
following officials of the Department of Justice: Joseph D. Keefe, 
Special Agent in Charge, DEA; and W.K. Williams, Assistant Section 
Chief, Drug Section, Criminal Investigative Division, FBI; Kevin 
Dellicolli, Director, Cyber Smuggling, Office of Investigations, U.S. 
Customs Service, Department of the Treasury; Kenneth Newman, Deputy 
Chief Postal Inspector, Criminal Investigations, U.S. Postal Service; 
and public witnesses.

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FEDERAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IMPROVEMENT ACT COMPLIANCE
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Government Management, 
Information, and Technology held a hearing on Compliance with the 
Federal Financial Management Improvement Act of 1996: Agencies Continue 
to Struggle. Testimony was heard from Joshua Gotbaum, Executive 
Associate Director and Controller, Office of Federal Financial 
Management, OMB; Jeffrey C. Steinhoff, Assistant Comptroller General, 
Accounting and Information Management Division, GAO; Thomas P. Skelley, 
Director, Budget Service and Acting Chief Financial Officer, Department 
of Education; Arnold G. Holz, Chief Financial Officer, NASA; and Karen 
C. Alderman, Executive Director, Joint Financial Management Improvement 
Program.
OVERSIGHT--AMERICAN BATTLE MONUMENTS COMMISSION AND THE WORLD WAR II 
MEMORIAL
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on National Security, 
Veterans Affairs, and International Relations held an oversight hearing 
on the American Battle Monuments Commission and the World War II 
Memorial. Testimony was heard from David L. Clark, Director, Audit 
Oversight and Liaison, Accounting and Information Management Division, 
GAO; Maj. Gen. John P. Herrling, USA (Ret.), Secretary, American Battle 
Monuments Commission; former Senator Robert J. Dole of Kansas, Co-
Chairman, U.S. World War II Memorial Project; and representatives of 
veterans organizations.
DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, an open rule providing 1 
hour of debate on H.R. 4576, making appropriations for the Department 
of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001. The rule 
waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule 
waives points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to 
comply with clause 2 of rule XXI (prohibiting unauthorized or 
legislative provisions in a general appropriations bill and prohibiting 
reappropriations in a general appropriations bill). The rule authorizes 
the Chair 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 Representatives Lewis of 
California and Murtha.
LABOR, HHS, AND EDUCATION AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, an open rule providing 1 
hour of debate on H.R. 4577, making appropriations for the Departments 
of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related 
agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001. The rule waives 
all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule 
provides that the amendments printed in part A of the Rules Committee 
report accompanying the resolution shall be considered as adopted. The 
rule waives clause 2 of rule XXI (prohibiting unauthorized or 
legislative provisions in an appropriations bill) against provisions in 
the bill, as amended, except as otherwise specified in the rule. The 
rule provides that the amendment printed in part B of the Rules 
Committee report may be offered only by a Member designated in the 
report and only at the appropriate point in the reading of the bill, 
shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified 
in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an 
opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject 
to a demand for a division of the question in the House or in the 
Committee of the Whole. The rule waives all points of order against the 
amendment printed in part B of the report. The rule also waives clause 
2(e) of rule XXI (prohibiting non-emergency designated amendments to be 
offered to an appropriations bill containing an emergency designation) 
against amendments offered during consideration of the bill. The rule 
authorizes the Chair 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 Representatives Porter, Upton, 
Ryan of Wisconsin, Wilson, Obey, Roemer and Davis of Florida.
SAN RAFAEL WESTERN LEGACY DISTRICT AND NATIONAL CONSERVATION ACT
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, an open rule providing 1 
hour of debate on H.R. 3605. San Rafael Western Legacy District and 
National Conservation Act. The rule waives all points of order against 
consideration of the bill. The rule makes in order the Committee on 
Resources 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.

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The rule provides that the amendment printed in the report of the 
Committee on Rules accompanying the resolution shall be considered as 
read and shall not be subject to a demand for a division of the 
question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. The rule 
authorizes the Chair 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 Representatives Hansen and 
Cannon.

Joint Meetings
HIGH-TECH SUMMIT
  Joint Economic Committee: Committee began hearings on the High-
Technology National Summit to examine issues that are related to 
ensuring the continuation of its robust role in our economic health, 
focusing on the necessity for education system changes, trade and 
deregulation issues, and what actions the government should take 
regarding these issues, receiving testimony from Andrew S. Grove, Intel 
Corporation, and William Larson, Network Associates, both of Santa 
Clara, California; William H. Gates, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, 
Washington; Carol Bartz, Autodesk, Inc., San Rafael, California; John 
Warnock, Adobe Systems, Inc., San Jose, California; Mark Leavitt, 
MedicaLogic/Medscape, Inc., Hillsboro, Oregon; and Jay Walker, Walker 
Digital and Priceline.com, Stamford, Connecticut.
  Hearings will continue tomorrow.



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                             NEW PUBLIC LAWS

      (For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D526)
  S.J. Res. 44, supporting the Day of Honor 2000 to honor and recognize 
the service of minority veterans in the United States Armed Forces 
during World War II. Signed May 26, 2000. (P.L. 106-205)
  H.R. 154, to allow the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of 
Agriculture to establish a fee system for commercial filming activities 
on Federal land. Signed May 26, 2000. (P.L. 106-206)
  H.R. 371, to expedite the naturalization of aliens who served with 
special guerrilla units in Laos. Signed May 26, 2000. (P.L. 106-207)
  H.R. 834, to extend the authorization for the Historic Preservation 
Fund and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Signed May 26, 
2000. (P.L. 106-208)
  H.R. 1377, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 9308 South Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, as the 
``John J. Buchanan Post Office Building''. Signed May 26, 2000. (P.L. 
106-209)
  H.R. 1832, to reform unfair and anticompetitive practices in the 
professional boxing industry. Signed May 26, 2000. (P.L. 106-210)
  H.R. 3629, 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. Signed May 26, 2000. (P.L. 106-211)
  H.R. 3707, to authorize funds for the site selection and construction 
of a facility in Taipei Taiwan suitable for the mission of the American 
Institute in Taiwan. Signed May 26, 2000. (P.L. 106-212)
  S. 1836, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a 
hydroelectric project in the State of Alabama. Signed May 26, 2000. 
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                      CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

                  Week of June 5 through June 10, 2000

                             Senate Chamber

  On Wednesday, Senate will continue consideration of S. 2549, National 
Defense Authorization.
  During the remainder of the week, Senate may consider any other 
cleared legislative and executive business, including appropriations 
bills when available.


                           Senate Committees

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)
  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: June 8, 
Subcommittee on International Trade and Finance, to hold oversight 
hearings to examine multilateral development institutions, 9:30 
a.m., SD-538.
  Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: June 7, business 
meeting to consider pending calendar business, 9:30 a.m., SD-366.
  June 7, Subcommittee on Forests and Public Land Management, to 
hold hearings on 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; S. 2069, to permit the conveyance 
of certain land in Powell, Wyoming; and S. 1331, to give Lincoln 
County, Nevada, the right to purchase at fair market value certain 
public land in the county, 2:30 p.m., SD-366.
  June 7, Subcommittee on Water and Power, with the Committee on 
Indian Affairs, to hold joint hearings on S. 2508, to amend the 
Colorado Ute Indian Water Rights Settlement Act of 1988 to provide 
for a final settlement

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of the claims of the Colorado Ute Indian Tribes, 2:30 p.m., SR-485.
  June 8, Subcommittee on Forests and Public Land Management, to 
hold hearings on H.R. 359, to clarify the intent of Congress in 
Public Law 93-632 to require the Secretary of Agriculture to 
continue to provide for the maintenance and operation of 18 concrete 
dams and weirs that were located in the Emigrant Wilderness at the 
time the wilderness area was designated in that Public Law; H.R. 
468, to establish the Saint Helena Island National Scenic Area; H.R. 
1680, to provide for the conveyance of Forest Service property in 
Kern County, California, in exchange for county lands suitable for 
inclusion in Sequoia National Forest; S. 1817, to validate a 
conveyance of certain lands located in Carlton County, Minnesota, 
and to provide for the compensation of certain original heirs; S. 
1972, to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to convey to the town 
of Dolores, Colorado, the current site of the Joe Rowell Park; and 
S. 2111, to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to convey for fair 
market value 1.06 acres of land in the San Bernardino National 
Forest, California, to KATY 101.3 FM, a California corporation, 9:30 
a.m., SD-366.
  June 8, Subcommittee on National Parks, Historic Preservation, and 
Recreation, to hold oversight hearings to review the final rules and 
regulations issued by the National Park Service relating to Title IV 
of the National Parks Omnibus Management Act of 1998, 2:30 p.m., SD-
366.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: June 7, business meeting to 
consider pending calendar business, 11 a.m., SD-419.
  June 7, Subcommittee on International Economic Policy, Export and 
Trade Promotion, to hold oversight hearings to examine satellite 
export controls, 2:30 p.m., SD-419.
  June 8, Subcommittee on European Affairs, to hold hearings to 
examine Kosovo one year after the bombing, 10 a.m., SD-419.
  Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: June 8, to 
hold hearings to examine gender-based wage discrimination, 10 a.m., 
SD-430.
  Committee on Indian Affairs: June 7, with the Committee on Energy 
and Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water and Power, to hold 
joint hearings on S. 2508, to amend the Colorado Ute Indian Water 
Rights Settlement Act of 1988 to provide for a final settlement of 
the claims of the Colorado Ute Indian Tribes, 2:30 p.m., SR-485.
  Committee on the Judiciary: June 7, Subcommittee on Antitrust, 
Business Rights, and Competition, to hold hearings on competition 
and safety in the delivery of anesthesia services, 2 p.m., SD-226.
  June 8, Full Committee, business meeting to consider S. 2448, to 
enhance the protections of the Internet and the critical 
infrastructure of the United States; S. 353, to provide for class 
action reform; and S. 2406, to amend the Immigration and Nationality 
Act to provide permanent authority for entry into the United States 
of certain religious workers, 10 a.m., SD-226.


                             House Chamber

  Wednesday and the Balance of the Week:
  Subject to rules being granted, consideration of H.R. 3605, San 
Rafael Western Legacy District and National Conservation Act;. H.R. 
4576, DOD Appropriations; H.R. 4577, Labor, Health and Human Services, 
and Education Appropriations; H.R. 4461, Agriculture, Rural 
Development, FDA, and Related Agencies Appropriations; H.R. 4516, 
Legislative Branch Appropriations; and H.R. 8, Death Tax Elimination 
Act.


                            House Committees

  Committee on Appropriations, June 7, to mark up the VA, HUD and 
Independent Agencies appropriations for fiscal year 2001, 10 a.m., 
2359 Rayburn.
  June 8, Subcommittee on Treasury, Postal Service, and General 
Government, to mark up fiscal year 2001 appropriations, 9:30 a.m., 
B-308 Rayburn.
  Committee on Banking and Financial Services, June 7, Subcommittee 
on Capital Markets, Securities and Government Sponsored Enterprises, 
hearing on Capital Markets and the New Economy, 10 a.m., 2128 
Rayburn.
  June 8, full Committee, to mark up the following bills: H.R. 3886, 
International Counter-Money Laundering Act of 2000; and H.R. 4419, 
Internet Gambling Funding Prohibition Act, 11 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Budget, June 8, hearing on the ``Corporate 
Welfare Reform Commission Act, Unjustified Business Subsidies and 
Legislation aimed at Addressing Them,'' 12 p.m., 210 Cannon.
  June 9, Housing and Infrastructure Task Force, hearing on 
Government's Failure in Disposing of Obsolete Ships, 10 a.m., 210 
Cannon.
  Committee on Commerce, June 8, Subcommittee on Energy and Power, 
hearing entitled: ``National Energy Policy: The Future of Nuclear 
and Coal Power in the United States,'' 1 p.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  June 8, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing on 
Counterfeit Bulk Drugs, 11 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.
  Committee on Government Reform, June 7 and 8, hearings on Cancer 
Care for the New Millennium-Integrative Oncology, 1 p.m., 2154 
Rayburn.
  June 8, Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human 
Resources, hearing on Counterdrug Implications of the U.S. Leaving 
Panama, 10 a.m., 2247 Rayburn.
  June 8, Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and 
Technology, oversight hearing on the Implementation of the Debt 
Collection Improvement Act, 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Judiciary, June 8, Subcommittee on Commercial and 
Administrative Law, hearing on H.R. 534, Fairness and Voluntary 
Arbitration Act, 10:30 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  June 8, Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims, hearing on the 
following bills: H.R. 3295, CT-43A Federal Employee Settlement Act; 
and H.R. 1371, to amend the Federal tort claims provisions of title 
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States Code, to repeal the exception for claims arising outside the 
United States, 10:45 a.m., 2226 Rayburn.
  Committee on Resources, June 7, to mark up 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; H. R. 946, Graton Rancheria Restoration 
Act; S. 1374, Jackson Multi-Agency Campus Act of 1999; H.R. 2773, 
Wekiva Wild and Scenic River Act of 1999; H.R. 2778, Taunton River 
Wild and Scenic River Study Act of 1999; H.R. 2833, Yuma Crossing 
National Heritage Area Act of 1999; H.R. 2919, National Underground 
Railroad Freedom Center Act; H.R. 3084, to authorize the Secretary 
of the Interior to contribute funds for the establishment of an 
interpretative center on the life and contributions of President 
Abraham Lincoln; H.R. 3236, to authorize the Secretary of the 
Interior to enter into contracts with the Weber Basin Water 
Conservancy District, Utah, to use Weber Basin Project facilities 
for the impounding, storage, and carriage of nonproject water for 
domestic, municipal, industrial, and other beneficial purposes; 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; 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. 3661, General Aviation Access Act; 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;'' H.R. 4070, to direct the Secretary 
of the Interior to correct a map relating to the Coastal Barrier 
Resources System Unit P31, located near the city of Mexico Beach, 
Florida; H.R. 4115, to authorize appropriations for the United 
States Holocaust Memorial Museum; and H.R. 4408, to reauthorize the 
Atlantic Striped Bass Conservation Act, 11 a.m., 1324 Longworth.
  June 7, Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health and the 
Subcommittee on National Oaks and Public Lands, joint oversight 
hearing on Fire Management on Federal Lands, 2 p.m., 1334 Longworth.
  June 8, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and 
Oceans, hearing on the following measures: H.R. 4286, to provide for 
the establishment of the Cahaba River National Refuge in Bibb 
County, Alabama; and H.Res. 415, expressing the sense of the House 
of Representatives that there should be established a National Ocean 
Day to recognize the significant role the ocean plays in the lives 
of the Nation's people and the important role the Nation's people 
must play in the continued life of the ocean, 10 a.m., 1334 
Longworth.
  June 8, Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands, hearing 
on the following bills: H.R. 3520, White Clay Creek Wild and Scenic 
Rivers System Act; H.R. 3745, Effigy Mounds National Monument 
Additions Act; and H.R. 4404, to permit the payment of medical 
expenses incurred by the United States Park Police in the 
performance of duty to be made directly by the National Park 
Service, to allow for waiver and indemnification in mutual law 
enforcement agreements between the National Park Service and a State 
or political subdivision when required by State law, 10 a.m., 1324 
Longworth.
  Committee on Rules, June 7, to consider H.R. 8, Death Tax 
Elimination Act, 3 p.m., H-313 Capitol.
  Committee on Small Business, June 7, hearing on Regulatory Reform 
Initiatives and Their Impact on Small Business, 10 a.m., 2360 
Rayburn.
  June 7, Subcommittee on Rural Enterprises, Business Opportunities 
and Special Small Business Problems, hearing on the Future of Round 
II Empowerment Zones, 2 p.m., 2360 Rayburn.
  June 8, Subcommittee on Government Programs and Oversight, hearing 
on Women in Business, 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.
  June 8, Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform and Paperwork Reduction, 
hearing on the Quality of Regulatory Analyses, 10 a.m., 311 Cannon.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, June 7, 
Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, hearing on 
Coast Guard Fiscal Year 2000 Operational Cuts, 2:30 p.m., 2167 
Rayburn.
  June 8, Subcommittee on Ground Transportation, hearing on H.R. 
4441, Motor Carrier Fuel Cost Equity Act of 2000, 10 a.m., 2167 
Rayburn.
  June 8, Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Emergency 
Management, hearing on Requirements Governing EPA Grants, 1:30 p.m., 
2167 Rayburn.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs, June 8, Subcommittee on Oversight 
and Investigations, hearing on the Department of Veterans Affairs 
services for women veterans, 10 a.m., 334 Cannon.
  Committee on Ways and Means, June 8, to mark up the following 
measures: H.J. Res. 90, withdrawing the approval of the United 
States from the Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization; 
and the Debt Reduction and Reconciliation Act of 2000, 2 p.m., 1100 
Longworth.


                             Joint Meetings

  Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: June 8, to hold 
hearings on the human rights situation of the Romani minority in the 
OSCE region where Roma face widespread discrimination in public 
places, education, housing, and employment, as well as other human 
rights violations, 2 p.m., SR-485.
  Joint Economic Committee: June 7, to continue hearings on the 
High-Technology National Summit, focusing on removing barriers to 
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                             Resume of Congressional Activity

                     SECOND SESSION OF THE ONE HUNDRED SIXTH CONGRESS


    The first table gives a comprehensive resume of all legislative 
business transacted by the Senate and House.
    The second table accounts for all nominations submitted to the 
Senate by the President for Senate confirmation.

                               DATA ON LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY


                             January 24 through May 31, 2000

                                               Senate             House             Total
     Days in session...............                59                55               . .
     Time in session...............     429 hrs., 43     399 hrs., 11               . .
     Congressional Record:
    Pages of proceedings...........             4,506             3,870               . .
    Extensions of Remarks..........               . .               882               . .
     Public bills enacted into law.                14                29                43
     Private bills enacted into law                 1               . .               . .
     Bills in conference...........                 6                11               . .
     Measures passed, total........               144               222               366
    Senate bills...................                36                16               . .
    House bills....................                28               100               . .
    Senate joint resolutions.......                 6                 4               . .
    House joint resolutions........                 1                 2               . .
    Senate concurrent resolutions..                17                 7               . .
    House concurrent resolutions...                15                31               . .
    Simple resolutions.............                41                62               . .
     Measures reported, total......              *113              *146               259
    Senate bills...................                71                 4               . .
    House bills....................                24                86               . .
    Senate joint resolutions.......                 1               . .               . .
    House joint resolutions........                 1               . .               . .
    Senate concurrent resolutions..                 4               . .               . .
    House concurrent resolutions...                 1                 7               . .
    Simple resolutions.............                11                49               . .
     Special reports...............                 4                 4               . .
     Conference reports............                 1                 5               . .
     Measures pending on calendar..               201                73               . .
     Measures introduced, total....               794             1,288             2,082
    Bills..........................               670             1,058               . .
    Joint resolutions..............                 8                13               . .
    Concurrent resolutions.........                41               104               . .
    Simple resolutions.............                75               113               . .
     Quorum calls..................                 5                 2               . .
     Yea-and-nay votes.............               115               129               . .
     Recorded votes................               . .               102               . .
     Bills vetoed..................                 1               . .               . .
     Vetoes overridden.............               . .               . .               . .
                           DISPOSITION OF EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS


                             January 24 through May 31, 2000

     Civilian nominations, totaling 308 (including 142 
       nominations carried over from the First Session), 
       disposed of as follows:
         Confirmed...........................................77...
         Unconfirmed........................................225...
         Withdrawn............................................6...
     Other Civilian nominations, totaling 1,499 (including 778 
       nominations carried over from the First Session), 
       disposed of as follows:
         Confirmed........................................1,121...
         Unconfirmed........................................378...
     Air Force nominations, totaling 4,967 (including 15 
       nominations carried over from the First Session), 
       disposed of as follows:
         Confirmed........................................4,961...
         Unconfirmed..........................................3...
         Returned to White House..............................3...
     Army nominations, totaling 1,774 (including 204 
       nominations carried over from the First Session), 
       disposed of as follows:
         Confirmed........................................1,749...
         Unconfirmed.........................................23...
         Returned to White House..............................2...
     Navy nominations, totaling 1,666 (including 10 nominations 
       carried over from the First Session), disposed of as 
       follows:
         Confirmed..........................................849...
         Unconfirmed........................................815...
         Returned to White House..............................2...
     Marine Corps nominations, totaling 945 (including 1 
       nominations carried over from the First Session), 
       disposed of as follows:
         Confirmed..........................................910...
         Unconfirmed.........................................35...
                                Summary
     Total Nominations carried over from First Session....1,150
     Total Nominations received this session.............10,009
     Total Confirmed......................................9,667
     Total Unconfirmed....................................1,479
     Total Withdrawn..........................................6
     Total Returned to White House............................7
       



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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                      9:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 7

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Wednesday: Senate will continue consideration of S. 2549, 
National Defense Authorization, with votes to occur on certain 
amendments beginning at approximately 1 p.m.
    
    
    
    

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                       10 a.m., Wednesday, June 7

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Wednesday: Consideration of H.R. 3605, San Rafael Western 
Legacy District and National Conservation Act (open rule, one hour of 
debate);
  Consideration of H.R. 4576, DOD Appropriations, FY 2001 (open rule, 
one hour of debate); and
  Consideration of H.R. 4577, Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations, 
FY 2001 (open rule, one hour of debate).
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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Bass, Charles F., N.H., E883, E887, E890
Callahan, Sonny, Ala., E897
Cardin, Benjamin L., Md., E897
Clayton, Eva M., N.C., E887
Davis, Thomas M., Va., E884, E889
DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E896
Deutsch, Peter, Fla., E883
Dingell, John D., Mich., E904
Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E903
Forbes, Michael P., N.Y., E894
Frank, Barney, Mass., E901
Frost, Martin, Tex., E903
Gilman, Benjamin A., N.Y., E898
Gutierrez, Luis V., Ill., E891
Hansen, James V., Utah, E900
Klink, Ron, Pa., E904
Kuykendall, Steven T., Calif., E884, E889
Lantos, Tom, Calif., E885, E892, E895, E898
LaTourette, Steven C., Ohio, E899
Lipinski, William O., Ill., E891
McDermott, Jim, Wash., E902
McInnis, Scott, Colo., E885, E886, E887, E889, E892, E894
Markey, Edward J., Mass., E900
Matsui, Robert T., Calif., E903
Miller, George, Calif., E897
Neal, Richard E., Mass., E898
Pascrell, Bill, Jr., N.J., E883, E886, E888, E890, E892, E894, E896
Pelosi, Nancy, Calif., E904
Rodriguez, Ciro D., Tex., E891, E896
Roemer, Tim, Ind., E893
Romero-Barcelo, Carlos A., Puerto Rico, E901
Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana, Fla., E901
Rothman, Steven R., N.J., E902
Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr., Wisc., E888
Stark, Fortney Pete, Calif., E884, E886
Towns, Edolphus, N.Y., E884, E887, E889
Weldon, Dave, Fla., E899
Wolf, Frank R., Va., E901 



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