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                                               Friday, May 25, 2001

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      The House agreed to the Conference Report on H.R. 1836, Economic 
      Growth and Tax Relief Act.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S5663-S5765
Measures Introduced: Fifteen bills and six resolutions were introduced, 
as follows: S. 964-978,
S. Res. 95-99, and S. Con. Res. 44.
  Pages S5694-95
Measures Passed:
  National Child's Day: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from 
further consideration of S. Res. 90, designating June 3, 2001, as 
``National Child's Day'', and the resolution was then agreed to. 
                                                             Page S5764
  Welcoming His Holiness Karekin II: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 139, 
welcoming His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of 
All Armenians, on his visit to the United States and commemorating the 
1700th anniversary of the acceptance of Christianity in Armenia. 
                                                         Pages S5764-65
Messages From the President: Senate received the following message from 
the President of the United States:
  Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report on the progress toward 
achieving benchmarks in Bosnia; to the Committee on Armed Services (PM-
25).
Page S5691
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  Donna R. McLean, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant 
Secretary of Transportation.
  Sean B. O'Hollaren, of Oregon, to be an Assistant Secretary of 
Transportation.
  Piyush Jindal, of Louisiana, to be an Assistant Secretary of Health 
and Human Services.
  Maria Cino, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce and 
Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service.
  Timothy J. Muris, of Virginia, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner for 
the term of seven years from September 26, 2001.
  Bruce Marshall Carnes, of Virginia, to be Chief Financial Officer, 
Department of Energy.
  A. Elizabeth Jones, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of 
State (European Affairs), vice James F. Dobbins.
  Timothy J. Muris, of Virginia, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner for 
the unexpired term of seven years from September 26, 1994.
  Bruce P. Mehlman, of Maryland, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce 
for Technology Policy.
  Kevin J. Martin, of North Carolina, to be a Member of the Federal 
Communications Commission for a term of five years from July 1, 2001.
  Walter H. Kansteiner, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of 
State (African Affairs).
  Peter S. Watson, of California, to be President of the Overseas 
Private Investment Corporation.
  David Garman, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy 
(Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy).
  Patrick Henry Wood III, of Texas, to be a Member of the Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission for the term expiring June 30, 2005.
  Kathleen B. Cooper, of Texas, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for 
Economic Affairs.
  Thomas Scully, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Health Care 
Financing Administration.
  Lorne W. Craner, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of State for 
Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.
  William J. Burns, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant 
Secretary of State (Near Eastern Affairs), vice Edward S. Walker, Jr.
  Ruth A. Davis, of Georgia, to be Director General of the Foreign 
Service, vice Marc Grossman.
  Francis S. Blake, of Connecticut, to be Deputy Secretary of Energy.
  Nora Mead Brownell, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission for a term expiring June 30, 2006. 
(Reappointment)

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  Nora Mead Brownell, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission for the remainder of the term expiring 
June 30, 2001.
  Carl W. Ford, Jr., of Arkansas, to be an Assistant Secretary of State 
(Intelligence and Research).
  Christina B. Rocca, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of State 
for South Asian Affairs.
  Donald Cameron Findlay, of Illinois, to be Deputy Secretary of Labor.
  Kathleen Q. Abernathy, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Federal 
Communications Commission for a term of five years from July 1, 1999.
  Michael Joseph Copps, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal 
Communications Commission for a term of five years from July 1, 2000.
  Robert Gordon Card, of Colorado, to be Under Secretary of Energy.
  Stephen Brauer, of Missouri, to be Ambassador to Belgium.
  Michael K. Powell, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal 
Communications Commission for a term of five years from July 1, 2002. 
(Reappointment)
  Paul Vincent Kelly, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of 
State (Legislative Affairs).
  Donald Burnham Ensenat, of Louisiana, to be Chief of Protocol, and to 
have the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service.
  1 Navy nomination in the rank of admiral.
  Routine lists in the Foreign Service.
Pages S5763-64, S5765
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Charles W. Pickering, Sr., of Mississippi, to be United States 
Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit.
  Timothy M. Tymkovich, of Colorado, to be United States Circuit Judge 
for the Tenth Circuit.
Page S5765
Executive Communications:
  Pages S5692-93
Petitions and Memorials:
  Pages S5693-94
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S5694
Messages From the House:
  Pages S5691-92
Measures Placed on Calendar:
  Page S5692
Statements on Introduced Bills:
  Pages S5695-S5714
Additional Cosponsors:
  Page S5695
Additional Statements:
  Pages S5688-91
Text of H.R. 1836, as Previously Passed:
  Pages S5714-53
Notices of Hearings:
  Page S5714
Adjournment: Senate met at 10:02 a.m., and adjourned at 4:05 p.m., 
until 10 a.m., on Saturday, May 26, 2001. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
S5765.)


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Committee Meetings
  No committee meetings were held.


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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Bills Introduced: 35 public bills, H.R. 2012-2046; and 5 resolutions, 
H. Con. Res. 145-148 and H. Res. 154, were introduced.
  Pages H2846-48
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  Conference report on H.R. 1836, to provide for reconciliation 
pursuant to section 104 of the concurrent resolution on the budget for 
fiscal year 2002 (H. Rept. 107-84); and
  H. Res. 153, waiving points of order against the conference report to 
accompany the bill (H.R. 1836) to provide for reconciliation pursuant 
to section 104 of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal 
year 2002 (H. Rept. 107-85).
Pages H2726-H2824, H2846
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he 
appointed Representative Biggert to act as Speaker pro tempore for 
today.
  Page H2715
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Capt. 
Leroy Gilbert, Chaplain of the United States Coast Guard.
  Page H2715
Presidential Message--Peace Process in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Read a 
message from the President wherein he transmitted a report on progress 
made toward achieving benchmarks for a sustainable peace process in 
Bosnia and Herzegovina--referred to the Committees on International 
Relations, Appropriations, and Armed Services and ordered printed (H. 
Doc. 107-78).
  Page H2726
Transportation and Infrastructure Resolutions: Read a letter from 
Chairman Young of Alaska

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wherein he transmitted copies of resolutions approved by the Committee 
on Transportation and Infrastructure on May 16, 2001--referred to the 
Committee on Appropriations.
  Page H2726
Recess: The House recessed at 11:15 a.m. and reconvened at 5:30 p.m. 
                                                             Page H2722
Recess: The House recessed at 5:39 p.m. and reconvened at 5:17 a.m. on 
Saturday, May 26.
  Page H2726
Recess: The House recessed at 5:18 a.m. and reconvened at 6:51 a.m. on 
Saturday, May 26.
  Page H2824
Economic Growth and Tax Relief Act: The House agreed to the conference 
report on H.R. 1836, to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 
104 of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2002 by 
a yea-and-nay vote of 240 yeas to 154 nays, Roll No. 149. 
                                                         Pages H2832-44
  H. Res. 153, the rule that waived points of order against the 
conference report, was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 213 yeas to 
177 nays, Roll No. 148.
Pages H2824-32
Memorial Day District Work Period: The House agreed to H. Con. Res. 
146, providing for a conditional adjournment of the House of 
Representatives and a conditional recess or adjournment of the Senate. 
                                                         Pages H2844-45
  Agreed that when the House adjourns today, it stand adjourned until 2 
p.m. on Wednseday, May 30, 2001, unless the House receives a message 
from the Senate transmitting its concurrence in H. Con. Res. 146 in 
which case the House shall stand adjourned pursuant to that concurrent 
resolution.
Page H2845
Resignations--Appointments: Agreed that notwithstanding any adjournment 
of the House until Tuesday, June 5, 2001, the Speaker, Majority Leader, 
and Minority Leader be authorized to accept resignations and to make 
appointments authorized by law or by the House.
  Page H2845
Private Calendar: Agreed to dispense with the call of the Private 
Calendar on Tuesday, June 5, 2001.
  Page H2845
Calendar Wednesday: Agreed to dispense with Calendar Wednesday business 
of Wednesday, June 6, 2001.
  Page H2845
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he 
appointed Representative Wolf to act as Speaker pro tempore to sign 
enrolled bills and joint resolutions through June 5.
  Page H2845
Senate Messages: Message received from the Senate today appears on page 
H2715.
Referrals: S. 143, S. 468, and S. 757 were held at the desk. S. 378 and 
S. 774 were referred to the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure.
  Page H2845
Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the 
proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H2831-32 and H2844. 
There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and at 10:19 a.m. on Saturday, 
May 26, adjourned until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, pursuant to H. Con. 
Res 146, or under the previous order of the House, until 2 p.m. on 
Wednesday, May 30, 2001, if not in receipt of a message from the Senate 
transmitting its concurrence in H. Con. Res. 146.


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Committee Meetings
CONFERENCE REPORT--ECONOMIC GROWTH AND TAX RELIEF RECONCILIATION ACT
Committee on Rules: Granted by voice vote, a rule waiving all points of 
order against the conference report to accompany H.R. 1836, Economic 
Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act and against its consideration. 
The rule provides that the conference report shall be considered as 
read. The rule provides that the yeas and nays shall be considered as 
ordered on the question of adoption of the conference report and on any 
subsequent conference report or motion to dispose of an amendment 
between the houses on H.R. 1836. The rule provides that Clause 5(b) of 
rule XXI (requiring a three-fifths vote on any measure containing a 
federal income tax rate increase) shall not apply to the bill, 
amendments thereto, or conference reports thereon.


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2001-05-26

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                    COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR SATURDAY,

                              MAY 26, 2001

                                 Senate

  No committee meetings are scheduled.


                                 House

  No committee meetings are scheduled.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                       10 a.m., Saturday, May 26

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Saturday: After the transaction of any morning business, 
Senate may consider the Tax Reconciliation Conference Report.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                        2 p.m., Tuesday, June 5

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Tuesday: To be announced.
    
    


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