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[Daily Digest] [Pages D808-D810] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Tuesday, July 31, 2001 [[Page D808]] Daily Digest HIGHLIGHTS Senate passed Legislative Branch Appropriations Act. The House passed H.R. 2647, Legislative Branch Appropriations for FY 2002. The House passed H.R. 2505, Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2001. Senate Chamber Action Routine Proceedings, pages S8403-S8497 Measures Introduced: Fourteen bills and five resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1272-1285, S. Res. 142-144, and S. Con. Res. 62-63. Page S8464-65 Measures Passed: Commending James W. Ziglar: Senate agreed to S. Res. 144, commending James W. Ziglar for his service to the United States Senate. Page S8496 Legislative Branch Appropriations: Senate passed H.R. 2647, making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002, after striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the text of S. 1172, Senate companion measure, as amended. Page S8496 Senate insisted on its amendment, requested a conference with the House thereon, and the Chair was authorized to appoint the following conferees on the part of the Senate: Senators Durbin, Johnson, Reed, Byrd, Bennett, Stevens, and Cochran. Page S8496 Subsequently, pursuant to the order of July 19, 2001, passage of S. 1172 be vitiated and the bill be returned to the Senate calendar. Page S8496 Human Methods of Slaughter Act Enforcement: Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry was discharged from further consideration of S. Con. Res. 45, expressing the sense of the Congress that the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act of 1958 should be fully enforced so as to prevent needless suffering of animals, and the resolution was then agreed to. Pages S8496-97 Emergency Agriculture Assistance Act: Senate continued consideration of S. 1246, to respond to the continuing economic crisis adversely affecting American agricultural producers, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto: Pages S8403-29, S8431-51 Adopted: Allard Amendment No. 1188, to strike the limitation that permits interstate movement of live birds, for the purpose of fighting, to States in which animal fighting is lawful. Pages S8433-34 Rejected: Lugar Amendment No. 1190, in the nature of a substitute. (By 52 yeas to 48 nays (Vote No. 261, Senate tabled the amendment.) Pages S8404-28 Withdrawn: Specter/Landrieu Amendment No. 1191, to reauthorize the consent of Congress to the Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact and to grant the consent of Congress to the Southern Dairy Compact, a Pacific Northwest Dairy Compact, and an Intermountain Dairy Compact. Pages S8431-33, S8434-37 Pending: Lugar Amendment No. 1212, in the nature of a substitute. Pages S8447-51 Voinovich Amendment No. 1209, to protect the social security surpluses by preventing on-budget deficits. Page S8451 A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, August 1, 2001. Page S8497 Department of Transportation Appropriations--Agreement: A unanimous- consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of H.R. 2299, making appropriations for the Department of Transportation and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002, at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, August 1, 2002, with a vote on the motion to close further debate on the bill. Pages S8451, S8496 [[Page D809]] Appointments: British-American Interparliamentary Group: The Chair, on behalf of the President pro tempore, and upon the recommendation of the Republican Leader, pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 2761, as amended, appointed Senator Cochran as Vice Chairman of the Senate Delegation to the British-American Interparliamentary Group during the 107th Congress. Page S8496 NATO Parliamentary Assembly: The Chair, on behalf of the Vice President, in accordance with 22 U.S.C. 1928a-1928d, as amended, appointed Senator Gordon Smith as Vice Chairman of the Senate Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly during the 107th Congress. Page S8496 Messages From the President: Senate received the following messages from the President of the United States: Transmitting, pursuant to law, the Report on the National Emergency with Respect to Iraq; to the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM- 38) Page S8461 Transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of the Continuation of Iraqi Emergency; to the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM-39) Page S8461 Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations: James W. Ziglar, of Mississippi, to be Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization. Pages S8429-31, S8497 Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations: John F. Turner, of Wyoming, to be Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs. Martin J. Silverstein, of Pennsylvania, to be Ambassador to the Oriental Republic of Uruguay. John N. Palmer, of Michigan, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Portugal. Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, of North Carolina, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Finland. Brian E. Carlson, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Latvia. Mattie R. Sharpless, of North Carolina, to be Ambassador to the Central African Republic. R. Barrie Walkley, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Guinea. John W. Suthers, of Colorado, to be United States Attorney for the District of Colorado for the term of four years. Anna Mills S. Wagoner, of North Carolina, to be United States Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina for the term of four years. Thomas E. Moss, of Idaho, to be United States Attorney for the District of Idaho for the term of four years. William Walter Mercer, of Montana, to be United States Attorney for the District of Montana for the term of four years. Michael G. Heavican, of Nebraska, to be United States Attorney for the District of Nebraska for a term of four years. Todd Peterson Graves, of Missouri, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri for the term of four years. John L. Brownlee, of Virginia, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia for the term of four years. Paul K. Charlton, of Arizona, to be United States Attorney for the District of Arizona for the term of four years. Fred L. Dailey, of Ohio, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation. Grace Trujillo Daniel, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation. John J. Danilovich, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Costa Rica. Gilbert G. Gallegos, of New Mexico, to be a Commissioner of the United States Parole Commission. Kent R. Hill, of Massachusetts, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development. Leslie Lenkowsky, of Indiana, to be Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service. Cranston J. Mitchell, of Missouri, to be a Commissioner of the United States Parole Commission. Mary E. Peters, of Arizona, to be Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration. Marie F. Ragghianti, of Maryland, to be a Commissioner of the United States Parole Commission. Edward F. Reilly, of Kansas, to be a Commissioner of the United States Parole Commission. Marvin R. Sambur, of Indiana, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force. 3 Army nominations in the rank of general. 2 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral. A routine list in the Marine Corps. Page S8497 Executive Communications: Pages S8462-63 Petitions and Memorials: Pages S8463-64 Messages From the House: Pages S8461-62 Measures Referred: Page S8462 Measures Placed on Calendar: Page S8462 Statements on Introduced Bills: Pages S8466-82 [[Page D810]] Additional Cosponsors: Pages S8465-66 Amendments Submitted: Pages S8486-95 Additional Statements: Pages S8459-61 Authority for Committees: Pages S8495-96 Privilege of the Floor: Page S8496 Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--261) Page S8428 Adjournment: Senate met at 9:30 a.m., and adjourned at 7:28 p.m., until 10 a.m., on Wednesday, August 1, 2001. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on pages S8451 and S8497.)
[Daily Digest] [Pages D810-D812] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Committee Meetings (Committees not listed did not meet) FEDERAL FARM BILL Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Committee held hearings on the conservation provisions of the proposed Federal farm bill, focusing on conservation programs to assist landowners and operators to manage and protect their land and water resources, receiving testimony from Lee Klein, Battle Creek, Nebraska, on behalf of the National Corn Growers Association and the American Soybean Association; George Dunklin, Jr., DeWitt, Arkansas, on behalf of the U.S. Rice Producers' Group; Gary Mast, Millersburg, Ohio, on behalf of the National Association of Conservation Districts; Dave Serfling, Preston, Minnesota, on behalf of the Land Stewardship Project; and Mark Shaffer, Defenders of Wildlife, Washington, D.C. Hearings recessed subject to call. APPROPRIATIONS--MILITARY CONSTRUCTION Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Military Construction concluded hearings on proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2002 for military construction programs, after receiving testimony in behalf of funds for their respective activities from Dov S. Zakheim, Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller); Raymond F. DuBois, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment; John Molino, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy; Patricia Sanders, Deputy Director for Test, Simulation, and Evaluation, Ballistic Missile Defense Organization; Lt. Gen. William Tangney, USA, Deputy Commander in Chief, Special Operations Command; Maj. Gen. Leonard M. Randolph, Jr., USAF, Deputy Executive Director, TRICARE Management Activity; Paul Johnson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations and Housing; Maj. Gen. Robert L. Van Antwerp, USA, Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management; Brig. Gen. Michael J. Squier, ANG, Deputy Director, Army National Guard; and Maj. Gen. Paul C. Bergson, USAR, Military Deputy (Reserve Components), Deputy Under Secretary of the Army for International Affairs, United States Army Reserve. NOMINATIONS Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded hearings on the nominations of John P. Stenbit, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary for Command, Control, Communication and Intelligence, and Ronald M. Sega, of Colorado, to be Director of Defense Research and Engineering, both of the Department of Defense, Michael L. Dominguez, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, and Nelson F. Gibbs, of California, to be Assistant Secretary for Installations and Environment, both of the Department of the Air Force, Michael Parker, of Mississippi, to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Works, and Mario P. Fiori, of Georgia, to be Assistant Secretary for Installations and Environment, both of the Department of the Army, and H. T. Johnson, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Installations and Environment, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf. Mr. Sega was introduced by Senator Allard, Mr. Parker was introduced by Senators Lott and Cochran, Mr. Fiori was introduced by Senators Cleland and Thurmond, and Mr. Johnson was introduced by Senators Warner and Thurmond. AUTHORIZATION--NAVY SHIPBUILDING PROGRAMS Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on SeaPower concluded hearings on proposed legislation authorizing funds for fiscal year 2002 for the Department of Defense and the Future Years Defense Program, focusing on Navy shipbuilding programs, after receiving testimony from John J. Young, Jr., Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition; and Adm. William J. Fallon, USN, Vice Chief of Naval Operations. SPECTRUM MANAGEMENT Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Communications concluded hearings to examine the issues of spectrum management and 3rd generation wireless service, focusing on tools to ensure the availability of spectrum for the rapid deployment of new advanced technologies such as the development of Third Generation wireless, and the promotion of spectrum efficiency in order that this scarce resource is put to its most valuable use, after receiving testimony from William T. Hatch, Acting [[Page D811]] Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information; Julius P. Knapp, Deputy Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology, Federal Communications Commission; Linton Wells II, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence; Dennis F. Strigl, Verizon Wireless, Bedminster, New Jersey; Carroll D. McHenry, Nucentrix Broadband Networks, Inc., Carrollton, Texas; Mark C. Kelley, Leap Wireless International, Inc., San Diego, California; Thomas E. Wheeler, Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association, Washington, D.C.; and Martin Cooper, ArrayComm, Inc., San Jose, California. NATIONAL PARKS Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on National Parks concluded hearings on S. 689, to convey certain Federal properties on Governors Island, New York, S. 1175, to modify the boundary of Vicksburg National Military Park to include the property known as Pemberton's Headquarters, S. 1227, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of the suitability and feasibility of establishing the Niagara River National Heritage Area in the State of New York, and H.R. 601, to ensure the continued access of hunters to those Federal lands included within the boundaries of the Craters of the Moon National Monument in the State of Idaho pursuant to Presidential Proclamation 7373 of November 9, 2000, and to continue the applicability of the Taylor Grazing Act to the disposition of grazing fees arising from the use of such lands, after receiving testimony from Senator Clinton and former Senator Moynihan; Representatives LaFalce and Simpson; Denis P. Galvin, Deputy Director, National Park Service, Department of the Interior; F. Joseph Moravec, Commissioner, Public Buildings Service, General Services Administration; Bernadette Castro, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and H. Claude Shostal, Regional Plan Association, both of New York; John C. Drake, City of Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls, New York; and Jane Thompson, Thompson Design Group, Boston, Massachusetts. NOMINATIONS Committee on Finance: Committee concluded hearings on the nominations of Robert C. Bonner, to be Commissioner of Customs, and Rosario Marin, to be Treasurer of the United States, both of California, both of the Department of the Treasury, Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., of Utah, to be a Deputy United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador, and Alex Azar II, of Maryland, to be General Counsel, and Janet Rehnquist, of Virginia, to be Inspector General, both of the Department of Health and Human Services, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf. Mr. Huntsman and Ms. Rehnquist were introduced by Senator Hatch. NOMINATIONS Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded hearings on the nominations of Vincent Martin Battle, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Lebanon, Edward William Gnehm, Jr., of Georgia, to be Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Edmund James Hull, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Yemen, Richard Henry Jones, of Nebraska, to be Ambassador to the State of Kuwait, Theodore H. Kattouf, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Syrian Arab Republic, Maureen Quinn, of New Jersey, to be Ambassador to the State of Qatar, R. Nicholas Burns, of Massachusetts, to be United States Permanent Representative on the Council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, with the rank and status of Ambassador, Daniel R. Coats, of Indiana, to be Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, Craig Roberts Stapleton, of Connecticut, to be Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Johnny Young, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Slovenia, Richard J. Egan, of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador to Ireland, Nancy Goodman Brinker, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Hungary, Robert Geers Loftis, of Colorado, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Lesotho, Joseph Gerard Sullivan, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Zimbabwe, Christopher William Dell, of New Jersey, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Angola, Carole Brookins, of Indiana, to be United States Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Ross J. Connelly, of Maine, to be Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Jeanne L. Phillips, of Texas, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Randal Quarles, of Utah, to be United States Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund, and Patrick M. Cronin, of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant Administrator for Policy and Program Coordination, United States Agency for International Development, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf. Mr. Gnehm was introduced by Senators Hollings and Enzi, Mr. Burns was introduced by Senators Sarbanes and Kennedy, former Senator Coats was introduced by Senator Lugar, Mr. Egan was introduced by Senators Kennedy and Kerry, and Ms. Brinker and Ms. Phillips were introduced by Senator Hutchison. [[Page D812]] NOMINATION Committee on Governmental Affairs: Committee concluded hearings on the nomination of Daniel R. Levinson, of Maryland, to be Inspector General, General Services Administration, after the nominee testified and answered questions in his own behalf. ASBESTOS CONTAMINATION AND SAFETY Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee concluded hearings to examine workplace safety and asbestos contamination, focusing on the combined authority and efforts of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Mine Safety and Health Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency to prescribe and enforce regulations to prevent health risks to workers form exposure to airborne asbestos, after receiving testimony from Senator Baucus; Representative Rehberg; David D. Lauriski, Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health, and R. Davis Layne, Acting Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health, both of the Department of Labor; Kathleen M. Rest, Acting Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services; Michael Shapiro, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, Environmental Protection Agency; Richard Lemen, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia, former Assistant Surgeon General of the United States; John Addison, John Addison Consultancy, Edinburgh, Scotland; Michael R. Harbut, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan, on behalf of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine; Alan Whitehouse, Klock and Whitehouse, Spokane, Washington; Ned Gumble, Virginia Vermiculite, and David Pinter, both of Louisa, Virginia; and George Biekkola, L'Anse, Michigan. INDIAN HEALTH CARE Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee concluded hearings on proposed legislation to revise and extend programs of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, focusing on the challenges confronting the Indian Health Service, tribally-administered health care programs, and urban Indian health care programs with regard to recruiting and retaining health care professionals, after receiving testimony from William C. Vanderwagen, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Indian Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services; Barry T. Hill, Director, Natural Resources and Environment, General Accounting Office; Michael E. Bird, American Public Health Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico, on behalf of the Friends of Indian Health; Robert Hall, National Council of Urban Indian Health, Washington, D.C.; Anthony Hunter, American Indian Community House, Inc., New York, New York; Carole Meyers, Missoula Indian Center, Missoula, Montana; Martin Waukazoo, Urban Indian Health Board, Inc., San Francisco, California, on behalf of the Native American Health Centers; and Kay Culbertson, Denver Indian Health and Family Services, Denver, Colorado. NOMINATIONS Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded hearings on the nomination of Robert S. Mueller III, of California, to be Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice, after the nominee, who was introduced by Senators Boxer and Feinstein, testified and answered questions in his own behalf.
[Daily Digest] [Pages D812-D814] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] House of Representatives Chamber Action Bills Introduced: 15 public bills, H.R. 2678-2692; and 3 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 204, 206-207, were introduced. Pages H4948-49 Reports Filed: Reports were filed as follows: H.R. 2603, to implement the agreement establishing a United States- Jordan free trade area, amended (H. Rept. 107-176, Pt. 1); H.R. 2460, to authorize appropriations for environmental research and development, scientific and energy research, development, and demonstration, and commercial application of energy technology programs, projects, and activities of the Department of Energy and of the Office of Air and Radiation of the Environmental Protection Agency, amended (H. Rept. 107-177); H. Res. 216, providing for consideration of H.R. 4, to enhance energy conservation, research and development and to provide for security and diversity in the energy supply for the American people (H. Rept. 107- 178); and [[Page D813]] H. Res. 217, providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules (H. Rept. 107-179). Pages H4947-48 Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Rev. Monsignor John Brenkle, St. Helena Catholic Church of St. Helena, California. Page H4869 Journal: Agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal of July 31 by recorded vote of 359 ayes to 44 noes with 1 voting ``present,'' Roll No. 299. Pages H4869, H4895-96 Recess: The House recessed at 9:40 a.m. and reconvened at 10 a.m. Page H4869 Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures: United States-Jordan Free Trade Area: H.R. 2603, amended, to implement the agreement establishing a United States-Jordan free trade area; Pages H4871-81 Veterans Benefits Act of 2001: H.R. 2540, amended, to amend title 38, United States Code, to make various improvements to veterans benefits programs under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 422 yeas with none voting ``nay,'' Roll No. 301); and Pages H4896-H4906, H4916 Railroad Retirement and Survivors' Improvement Act of 2001: H.R. 1140, amended, to modernize the financing of the railroad retirement system and to provide enhanced benefits to employees and beneficiaries (agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 304 yeas to 33 nays, Roll No. 305). Pages H4955-66 Legislative Branch Appropriations for FY 2002: The House passed H.R. 2647, making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002 by a yea-and-nay vote of 380 yeas to 38 nays, Roll No. 298. Pages H4882-95 Agreed To: Rothman amendment No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 107-171 that makes available $75,000 for the installation of compact fluorescent light bulbs in table, floor, and desk lamps; and Pages H4893-94 Traficant amendment No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 107-171 that prohibits funding to persons or entities convicted of violating the Buy American Act. Page H4894 House agreed to H. Res. 213, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill by voice vote. Pages H4881-82 Presidential Messages: Read the following messages from the President: Six Month Periodic Report on the National Emergency re Iraq: Message wherein he transmitted a 6-month report on the national emergency with respect to Iraq that was declared in Executive Order 12722 of August 2, 1990--referred to the Committee on International Relations and ordered printed (H. Doc. 107-110); and Page H4896 Continuance of the National Emergency re Iraq: Read a message from the President wherein he stated that the Iraqi emergency is to continue in effect beyond August 2, 2001--referred to the Committee on International Relations and ordered printed (H. Doc. 107-111). Page H4896 Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2001: The House passed H.R. 2505, to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit human cloning by a recorded vote of 265 ayes to 162 noes, Roll No. 304. Pages H4916-45 Rejected the Lofgren motion that sought to recommit the bill to the Committee on the Judiciary with instructions to report it back to the House forthwith with an amendment that allows the use of human somatic cell nuclear transfer for the development or application of treatments for various diseases including Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's diseases, diabetes and cancer by a recorded vote of 175 ayes to 251 noes, Roll No. 303. Pages H4943-45 Pursuant to the rule, agreed to the Committee on the Judiciary amendments now printed in the bill (H. Rept. 107-170). Agreed to the Scott amendment No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 107-172 that directs the General Accounting office to conduct a study to access the need or amendments to the prohibition on human cloning within 4 years after the date of enactment. The study shall include a discussion of new developments in medical technology concerning human cloning and somatic cell nuclear transfer. Pages H4930-31 Rejected the Greenwood amendment in the nature of a substitute No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 107-172 that sought to ban the use of human somatic cell nuclear transfer technology to initiate a pregnancy but allows the use of somatic cell nuclear transfer technology to clone molecules, DNA, cells, or tissues, requires each individual who intends to perform human somatic cell nuclear transfer technology to register with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and preempts state law that establishes different prohibitions, requirements, or authorizations regarding human somatic cell nuclear transfer technology by a yea-and- nay vote of 178 yeas to 249 nays, Roll No. 302. Pages H4931-43 H. Res. 214, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 239 yeas to 188 nays, Roll No. 300. Pages H4906-16 [[Page D814]] Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2001: The House disagreed with the Senate amendment to H.R. 333, to amend title 11, United States Code, and agreed to a conference. Pages H4953-55 Appointed as conferees from the Committee of the Judiciary, for consideration of the House bill and the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Chairman Sensenbrenner and Representatives Hyde, Gekas, Smith of Texas, Chabot, Barr of Georgia, Conyers, Boucher, Nadler, and Watt of North Carolina. From the Committee on Financial Services, for consideration of sections 901-906, 907A-909, 911, and 1301-1309 of the House bill, and sections 901-906, 907A-909, 911, 913-4, and Title XIII of the Senate amendment and modifications committed to conference: Chairman Oxley and Representatives Bachus and LaFalce. From the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for consideration of Title XIV of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Chairman Tauzin and Representatives Barton of Texas and Dingell. From the Committee on Education and the Workforce, for consideration of section 1403 of the Senate amendment and modifications committed to conference: Chairman Boehner, Castle, and Kildee. Pages H4954-55 Agreed to the Baldwin motion to instruct conferees on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the Senate amendment to the House bill to agree to title X (relating to protection of family farmers and family fishermen) of the Senate amendment. Pages H4953-54 Recess: The House recessed at 11:36 p.m. and reconvened at 1:22 a.m. on Wednesday, August 1. Page H4989 Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on page H4950. Quorum Calls--Votes: Five yea-and-nay votes and three recorded votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H4894-95, H4895-96, H4915-16, H4916, H4942-43, H4944-45, H4945, and H4966. There were no quorum calls. Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 1:23 a.m. on Wednesday, August 1.
[Daily Digest] [Pages D814-D816] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Committee Meetings NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Military Personnel approved for full Committee action H.R. 2586, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002. NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Military Procurement approved for full Committee action, as amended, H.R. 2586, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002. NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Military Research and Development approved for full Committee action H.R. 2586, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002. EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Education Reform held a hearing on the Dawn of Learning: What's Working in Early Childhood Education. Testimony was heard from Eugene W. Hickok, Under Secretary, Department of Education; and Wade F. Horn, Assistant Secretary, Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services; and public witnesses. REWARDING PERFORMANCE IN COMPENSATION ACT Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Workforce Protections held a hearing on H.R. 1602, Rewarding Performance in Compensation Act. Testimony was heard from public witnesses. CURRENT ISSUES BEFORE--FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING STANDARDS BOARD Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection held a hearing on Current Issues Before the Financial Accounting Standards Board. Testimony was heard from public witnesses. ANALYZING THE ANALYSTS Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises held a hearing on Analyzing the Analysts II: Additional Perspectives. Testimony was heard from Laura Unger, Acting Chairman, SEC; and public witnesses. AIR TRAVEL--CUSTOMER PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Natural Resources and Regulatory Affairs held a hearing on Air Travel-Customer Problems and Solutions. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of Transportation: Donna McLean, Assistant Secretary, Office of Budget and Programs and Chief Financial Officer; [[Page D815]] and Jane F. Garvey, Administrator, FAA; and public witnesses. PUBLIC SERVICE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Technology and Procurement Policy held a hearing on ``Public Service for the 21st Century: Innovative Solutions to the Federal Government's Technology Workforce Crisis.'' Testimony was heard from David Walker, Comptroller General, GAO; Kay Coles James, Director, OPM; Stephen Perry, Administrator, GSA; and public witnesses. U.N. WORLD CONFERENCE AGAINST RACISM Committee on International Relations: Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights held a hearing on A Discussion on the U.N. World Conference Against Racism. Testimony was heard from following officials of the Department of State: William B. Wood, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organization Affairs; and Steven Wagenseil, Director, Office of Multilateral Affairs, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; and public witnesses. MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime held a hearing on H.R. 2146, Two Strikes and You're Out Child Protection Act. Testimony was heard from Robert Fusfeld, Probation and Parole Agent, Sexual Offender Intensive Supervision Team, Department of Corrections, State of Wisconsin; and public witnesses. OVERSIGHT--NATIONAL FIRE PLAN IMPLEMENTATION Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health held an oversight hearing on the Implementation of the National Fire Plan. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Forest Service, USDA: Dale Bosworth, Chief; Robert Lewis, Jr., Deputy Chief, Research and Development, and Kevin Ryan, Rocky Mountain Research Station; Tim Hartzell, Director, Office of Wildland Fire Coordination, Department of the Interior; Barry T. Hill, Associate Director, Energy, Resources and Science Issues, GAO; and a public witness. MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation and Public Lands approved for full Committee action the following bills: H.R. 1456, Booker T. Washington National Monument Boundary Adjustment Act of 2001; H.R. 1814, Metacomet-Monadnock-Sunapee-Mattabesett Trail Study Act of 2001; H.R. 2114, amended, National Monument Fairness Act of 2001; and H.R. 2385, amended, Virgin River Dinosaur Footprint Preserve Act. SECURING AMERICA'S FUTURE ENERGY (SAFE) ACT Committee on Rules: Granted, by a vote of 9 to 1, a structured rule on H.R. 4, Securing America's Future Energy Act of 2001, providing ninety minutes of general debate with 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce and 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairmen and ranking minority members of each of the following Committees: Science, Ways and Means, and Resources. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report accompanying the rule shall be considered as adopted. The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution. The rule provides that the amendments made in order may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, 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 division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Finally, the rule provides authorization for a motion in the House to go to conference with the Senate on the bill H.R. 4. Testimony was heard from Chairmen Tauzin, Boehlert, Thomas and Hansen and Representatives Wilson, Bono, Terry, Rohrabacher, Johnson of Connecticut, English, Horn, Bachus, Thune, Capito, Kelly, Petri, Gutknecht, Dingell, Markey, Eshoo, Boucher, Green of Texas, Strickland, Harman, Woolsey, Jackson-Lee, Etheridge, Larson of Connecticut, McDermott, Rahall, Smith of Washington, Kind, Inslee, Udall of Colorado, Filner, Berkley, Sanders, Maloney of New York, Carson of Indiana, Sherman, Kaptur, Stenholm, Boswell and Napolitano. CONSIDERATION OF MOTIONS TO SUSPEND THE RULES Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a resolution providing that it will be in order at any time on the legislative day of Wednesday, September 5, 2001, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules. The resolution provides that the Speaker or his designee shall consult with [[Page D816]] the Minority Leader or his designee on the designation of any matter for consideration pursuant to the resolution. INNOVATION IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Committee on Science: Subcommittee on Research held a hearing on Innovation in Information Technology: Beyond Faster Computers and Higher Bandwidth. Testimony was heard from public witnesses. OVERSIGHT--RED LIGHT CAMERAS Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Highways and Transit held an oversight hearing on Red Light Cameras. Testimony was heard from Representative Barr of Georgia; and public witnesses. SOCIAL SECURITY AND PENSION REFORM Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Social Security held a hearing on Social Security and Pension Reform: Lessons from Other Countries. Testimony was heard from public witnesses. BRIEFING--FISCAL YEAR 2002 BUDGET REVIEW Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Met in executive session to receive a briefing on Fiscal Year 2002 Budget Overview. The Committee was briefed by departmental witnesses.
[Daily Digest] [Pages D816-D817] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2001 (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated) Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Subcommittee on Production and Price Competitiveness, to hold hearings to examine the status of export market shares, 9 a.m., SR-328A. Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, to hold hearings to examine stem cell ethical issues and intellectual property rights, 9:30 a.m., SD-192. Subcommittee on Military Construction, to hold hearings on proposed budget estimates for the fiscal year 2002 for Navy construction and Air Force construction, 2:30 p.m., SD-138. Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings on the nomination of Gen. John P. Jumper, USAF, for reappointment to the grade of general and to be Chief of Staff, United States Air Force, 9:30 a.m., SD- 106. Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: business meeting to mark up S. 1254, to reauthorize the Multifamily Assisted Housing Reform and Affordability Act of 1997; the nomination of Linda Mysliwy Conlin, of New Jersey, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Trade Development; the nomination of Michael J. Garcia, of New York, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement; the nomination of Melody H. Fennel, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations; and the nomination of Michael Minoru Fawn Liu, of Illinois, to be Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for Public and Indian Housing and the nomination of Henrietta Holsman Fore, of Nevada, to be Director of the Mint, Department of the Treasury, 10 a.m., SD-538. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold hearings to examine the status of current U.S trade agreements, focusing on the proposed benefits and the practical realities, 9:30 a.m., SR-253. Full Committee, to hold hearings on the nomination of John Arthur Hammerschmidt, of Arkansas, to be a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board; the nomination of Jeffrey William Runge, of North Carolina, to be Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation; and the nomination of Nancy Victory, to be Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, and the nomination of Otto Wolff, to be an Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer, both of Virginia, both of the Department of Commerce, 2:30 p.m., SR-253. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: business meeting to consider energy policy legislation and other pending calendar business, 9:30 a.m., SD-366. Committee on Environment and Public Works: business meeting to consider the nomination of David A. Sampson, of Texas, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development; and the nomination of George Tracy Mehan III, of Michigan, the nomination of Judith Elizabeth Ayres, of California, the nomination of Robert E. Fabricant, of New Jersey, the nomination of Jeffrey R. Holmstead, of Colorado, and the nomination of Donald R. Schregardus, of Ohio, each to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; and S. 584, to designate the United States courthouse located at 40 Centre Street in New York, New York, as the ``Thurgood Marshall States Courthouse'', Time to be announced, Room to be announced. Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the impact of air emissions from the transportation sector on public health and the environment, 9 a.m., SD-406. Committee on Finance: to hold hearings to examine a balance between cybershopping and sales tax, 10 a.m., SD-215. Committee on Foreign Relations: business meeting to consider S. 367, to prohibit the application of certain restrictive eligibility requirements to foreign nongovernmental organizations with respect to the provision of assistance under part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961; S. Res. 126, expressing the sense of the Senate regarding observance of the Olympic Truce; S. Con. Res. 58, expressing support for the tenth annual meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum; proposed legislation authorizing funds for fiscal years 2002 and 2003 for the Department of State and the U.S. international broadcasting activities, proposed legislation congratulating Ukraine on [[Page D817]] the 10th anniversary of the restoration of its independence and supporting its full integration into the Euro-Atlantic community of democracies, and pending nominations, 10:30 a.m., SD-419. Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: business meeting to consider proposed legislation entitled The Stroke Treatment and Ongoing Prevention (STOP STROKE) Act of 2001; the proposed Community Access to Emergency Defibrillation (Community AED) Act of 2001; the proposed Health Care Safety Net Amendments of 2001; S. 543, to provide for equal coverage of mental health benefits with respect to health insurance coverage unless comparable limitations are imposed on medical and surgical benefits; and S. 838, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to improve the safety and efficacy of pharmaceuticals for children, 10 a.m., SD-430. Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold closed hearings on intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH-219. Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Constitution, Federalism, and Property Rights, to hold hearings on S. 989, to prohibit racial profiling, 10 a.m., SD-226. Subcommittee on Antitrust, Business Rights, and Competition, to hold hearings on S. 1233, to provide penalties for certain unauthorized writing with respect to consumer products, 2 p.m., SD- 226. Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship: to hold hearings to examine the business of environmental technology, 9 a.m., SR- 428A. House Committee on Armed Services, to mark up H.R. 2586, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002, 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn. Committee on the Budget, hearing on Making Ends Meet: Challenges Facing Working Families in America, 10 a.m., 210 Cannon. Committee on Education and the Workforce, to mark up the following bills: H.R. 1992, Internet Equity and Education Act of 2001; H.R. 2070, Sales Incentive Compensation Act; and H.R. 1900, Juvenile Crime Control and Delinquency Prevention Act of 2001, 10:30 a.m., 2175 Rayburn. Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials, hearing entitled ``Perspectives on Interstate and International Shipments of Municipal Solid Waste,'' focusing on the following bills: H.R. 1213, Solid Waste Interstate Transportation Act of 2001; H.R. 667, Solid Waste Compact Act; and H.R. 1927, Solid Waste International Transportation Act of 2001, 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn. Subcommittee on Health, hearing on Authorizing Safety Net Public Health Programs, 10 a.m., 2322 Rayburn. Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises, oversight hearing on the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise risk-based capital rule for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn. Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, to consider H.R. 1701, Consumer Rental Purchase Agreement Act, 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``Over-regulation of Automobile Insurance: A Lack of Consumer Choice,'' 2 p.m., 2220 Rayburn. Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources, oversight hearing on the ``National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign: How to Ensure the Program Operates Efficiently and Effectively?'' 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn. Committee on International Relations, to mark up the following measures: H.R. 2581, Export Administration Act of 2001; H.R. 2368, Vietnam Human Rights Act; H.R. 2541, to enhance the authorities of special agents and provide limited authorities to uniformed officers responsible for the protection of domestic Department of State occupied facilities; H.R. 2272, Coral Reef and Coastal Marine Conservation Act of 2001; H. Res. 181, congratulating President- elect Alejandro Toledo on his election to the Presidency of Peru, congratulating the people of Peru for the return of democracy to Peru, and expressing sympathy for the victims of the devastating earthquake that struck Peru on June 23, 2001; H. Con. Res. 188, expressing the sense of Congress that the Government of the People's Republic of China should cease its persecution of Falun Gong practitioners; and H. Con. Res. 89, mourning the death of Ron Sander at the hands of terrorist kidnappers in Ecuador and welcoming the release from captivity of Arnie Alford, Steve Derry, Jason Weber, and David Bradley, and supporting efforts by the United States to combat such terrorism, 10:15 a.m., 2172 Rayburn. Committee on Small Business, to mark up the following: H.R. 203, National Small Business Regulatory Assistance Act; H.R. 2538, Native American Small Business Development Act; the Vocational and Technical Entrepreneurship Development Program Act of 2001; and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program Reauthorization Act of 2001, 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Aviation, hearing on H.R. 2107, End Gridlock at Our Nation's Critical Airports Act of 2001, 1:30 p.m., 2167 Rayburn. Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management, hearing on H.R. 2407, Federal Photovoltaic Utilization Act, 10 a.m., 2253 Rayburn. Joint Meetings Conference: meeting of conferees on H.R. 1, to close the achievement gap with accountability, flexibility, and choice, so that no child is left behind, 4 p.m., SC-5, Capitol.
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