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                                       Thursday, September 20, 2001

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      House of Representatives and Senate met in Joint Session to 
      receive a message from President George W. Bush--A Country 
      Awakened to Danger and Called to Defend Freedom.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S9551-S9560
Measures Introduced: Three bills and one resolution were introduced, as 
follows: S. 1441-1443, and S. Res. 161.
  Page S9557
Escort Committee: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing 
that the President pro tempore of the Senate be authorized to appoint a 
committee on the part of the Senate to join with a like committee on 
the part of the House of Representatives to escort the President of the 
United States into the House Chamber for the joint session to be held 
at 9 p.m., on Thursday, September 20, 2001.
  Page S9551
Messages From the President: Senate received the following message from 
the President of the United States:
  Transmitting the President's address concerning the terrorist attack 
on New York's World Trade Center, delivered to a Joint Session of 
Congress on September 20, 2001; which was ordered to lie on the table. 
(PM-43)
Pages S9553-55
Executive Communications:
  Page S9556
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S9557
Measures Referred:
  Page S9555
Measures Placed on Calendar:
  Page S9555
Statements on Introduced Bills:
  Page S9558
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S9557-58
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S9559-60
Additional Statements:
  Page S9553
Enrolled Bills Presented:
  Page S9556
Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
  Page S9560
Adjournment: Senate met at 8:31 p.m. and adjourned at 9:44 p.m., until 
9 a.m., on Friday, September 21, 2001. (For Senate's program, see the 
remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S9560.)


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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
FINANCIAL MARKETS
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded 
hearings on the condition of the financial markets, after receiving 
testimony from Paul O'Neill, Secretary of the Treasury; Alan Greenspan, 
Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve; Harvey L. Pitt, 
Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission; and Richard A. Grasso, 
New York Stock Exchange, Hardwick Simmons, Nasdaq Stock Market, and 
Robert Glauber, National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc., all 
of New York, New York.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee ordered 
favorably reported the nomination of Marion Blakey, of Mississippi, to 
be a Member and Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, 
and Joseph M. Clapp, of North Carolina, to be Administrator of the 
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and Read Van de Water, of 
North Carolina, to be an Assistant Secretary, both of the Department of 
Transportation.
AVIATION SECURITY
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee held 
hearings to examine federal aviation security standards, focusing on 
aviation related computer systems, airport access controls, and 
passenger and carry-on baggage screening, including how the United 
States and selected other countries differ in their screening 
practices, receiving testimony from

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Norman Y. Mineta, Secretary, Michael Jackson, Deputy Secretary, and 
Jane F. Garvey, Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration, all of 
the Department of Transportation; Gerald L. Dillingham, Director, 
Physical Infrastructure Issues, General Accounting Office; John Meenan, 
Air Transport Association, Duane Woerth, Air Line Pilots Association, 
International, and Paul Hudson, Aviation Consumer Action Project, all 
of Washington, D.C.; and Charles Barclay, American Association of 
Airport Executives, Alexandria, Virginia.
  Hearings recessed subject to call.
TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee held 
hearings to examine the financial state of the transportation industry 
in light of the recent terrorist attacks and the potential need for 
Federal financial assistance, receiving testimony from David M. Walker, 
Comptroller General of the United States, General Accounting Office; 
Leo F. Mullin, Delta Air Lines, and Mark Cooper, Consumer Federation of 
America, both of Washington, D.C.; Kerry B. Skeen, Atlantic Coast 
Airlines Holdings, Inc., Dulles, Virginia; Robert Roach, Jr., 
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Upper 
Marlboro, Maryland; Harry Pinson, Credit Suisse/First Boston, Houston, 
Texas; and Ray Neidl, ABN Amro, Inc., New York, New York.
  Hearings recessed subject to call.
POSTAL OPERATIONS
Committee on Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on International 
Security, Proliferation and Federal Services concluded hearings to 
examine the annual report of the Postmaster General and the impact of 
terrorist attacks on postal operations, after receiving testimony from 
John E. Potter, Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer, and 
Kenneth C. Weaver, Chief Postal Inspector, United States Postal 
Inspection Service, both of the United States Postal Service.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded hearings on the 
nominations of Benigno G. Reyna, of Texas, to be Director of the United 
States Marshals Service, and Jay B. Stephens, of Virginia, to be 
Associate Attorney General, both of the Department of Justice, after 
the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.


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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Measures Introduced: No measures were introduced.
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 2904, making appropriations for military construction, family 
housing, and base realignment and closure for the Department of Defense 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002 (H. Rept. 107-207);
  Committee on Appropriations report on Suballocation of Budget 
Allocations for Fiscal Year 2002 (H. Rept. 107-208);
  H. Res. 242, waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with 
respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the 
Committee on Rules (H. Rept. 107-209).
Pages H5863, H5865
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he 
appointed Representative Simpson to act as Speaker pro tempore for 
today.
  Page H5737
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Rev. Dr. Harold Bales, 
District Superintendent, United Methodist Church of Salisbury, North 
Carolina.
  Page H5737
President Bush's Address to the Joint Session of Congress and the 
American People--A Country Awakened to Danger and Called to Defend 
Freedom: President George W. Bush delivered his message to a joint 
session of Congress. He was escorted into the House Chamber by a 
committee comprised of Representatives DeLay, Watts of Oklahoma, 
Gephardt, and Bonior, Senators Daschle, Reid of Nevada, Lott, and 
Nickles. The Pesident's message was referred to the Committee of the 
Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered printed as a House 
Document (H. Doc. 107-122). The Speaker declared the joint session 
dissolved at 9:45 p.m.
  Pages H5859-62, H5865
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Southeastern University of the District of Columbia Charter 
Amendment: H.R. 2061, to amend

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the charter of Southeastern University of the District of Columbia; 
                                                         Pages H5739-40
  District of Columbia Family Court Act: H.R. 2657, to amend title 11, 
District of Columbia Code, to redesignate the Family Division of the 
Superior Court of the District of Columbia as the Family Court of the 
Superior Court, to recruit and retain trained and experienced judges to 
serve in the Family Court, to promote consistency and efficiency in the 
assignment of judges to the Family Court and in the consideration of 
actions and proceedings in the Family Court (agreed to by a yea-and-nay 
vote of 408 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 343); and 
                                                  Pages H5740-50, H5764
  Juvenile Crime Control and Delinquency Prevention Act: H.R. 1900, to 
amend the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 to 
provide quality prevention programs and accountability programs 
relating to juvenile delinquency.
  Pages H5750-64
DOD Authorization Bill for FY 2002: The House completed general debate 
and began considering amendments to H.R. 2586, to authorize 
appropriations for fiscal year 2002 for military activities of the 
Department of Defense and to prescribe military personnel strengths for 
fiscal year 2002. Further consideration of the bill will resume at a 
later date.
  Pages H5765-H5856
Agreed to:
  Stump en bloc amendment consisting of the following amendments made 
in order and printed in the Congressional Record of Sept. 19: Hall of 
Ohio, Manzullo, Lantos, Spratt, Stearns (No. 50), Weldon of 
Pennsylvania (No. 81), Ehrlich, Kirk, Boyd, Farr of California, and 
Lewis of California and
Pages H5846-51
  Stump en bloc amendment consisting of the following amendments made 
in order and printed in the Congressional Record of Sept. 19: Ose, 
Bereuter, Underwood, Gilchrest, Strickland, Velazquez, Stearns (No. 
46), Tauscher, Weldon of Pennsylvania (No. 70), Weldon of Pennsylvania 
(No. 78) and Kelly.
Pages H5851-56
Legislative Branch Appropriations Conference: The House disagreed with 
the Senate amendments to H.R. 2647, making appropriations for the 
Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002, and 
agreed to a conference. Appointed as conferees: Chairman Young of 
Florida and Representatives Taylor of North Carolina, Wamp, Lewis of 
California, LaHood, Sherwood, Obey, Moran of Virginia, Hoyer, and 
Kaptur.
  Page H5857
Veterans Affairs, HUD Appropriations: The House disagreed with the 
Senate amendment to H.R. 2620, making appropriations for the 
Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and 
for sundry independent agencies, boards, commissions, corporations, and 
offices for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002, and agreed to a 
conference. Appointed as conferees: Chairman Young of Florida and 
Representatives Walsh, DeLay, Hobson, Knollenberg, Frelinghuysen, 
Northup, Sununu, Goode, Aderholt, Obey, Mollohan, Kaptur, Meek, Price, 
Cramer, and Fattah.
  Page H5857
Energy and Water Appropriations: The House disagreed with the Senate 
amendment to H.R. 2311, making appropriations for energy and water 
development for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002, and agreed 
to a conference. Appointed as conferees: Chairman Young of Florida, and 
Representatives Callahan, Rogers, Frelinghuysen, Latham, Wicker, Wamp, 
Emerson, Doolittle, Obey, Visclosky, Edwards, Pastor, Clyburn, and 
Roybal-Allard.
  Page H5857
Interior Appropriations: The House disagreed with the Senate amendment 
to H.R. 2217, making appropriations for the Department of the Interior 
and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002, and 
agreed to a conference. Appointed as conferees: Chairman Young of 
Florida, and Representatives Skeen, Regula, Kolbe, Taylor of North 
Carolina, Nethercutt, Wamp, Kingston, Peterson of Pennsylvania, Obey, 
Dicks, Murtha, Moran of Virginia, Hinchey, and Sabo.
  Page H5857
Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations Bill Returned to the Senate: 
The House agreed to H. Res. 240, returning to the Senate the bill H.R. 
2500, making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, 
and State, the Judiciary, and related agencies for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2002.
  Pages H5857-59
Recess: The House recessed at 11:47 a.m. and reconvened at 12:05 p.m. 
                                                             Page H5764
Recess: The House recessed at 3:35 p.m. and reconvened at 3:54 p.m. 
                                                             Page H5857
Recess: The House recessed at 4:07 p.m. and reconvened at 8:41 p.m. 
                                                             Page H5859
Recess: The House recessed at 9:45 p.m. and reconvened at 8:50 a.m. on 
Friday, Sept. 21.
  Pages H5862, H5865
Senate Message: Messages received from the Senate today appear on pages 
H5737 and H5859.
Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote developed during the 
proceedings of the House today and appears on page H5764. There were no 
quorum calls.

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Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 8:52 a.m. on 
Friday, Sept. 21.


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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
MILITARY CONSTRUCTION AND D.C. APPROPRIATIONS; BUDGET ALLOCATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Ordered reported the following 
appropriations for Fiscal Year 2002: Military Construction and the 
District of Columbia.
  The Committee also approved revised Suballocation of Budget 
Allocations for Fiscal Year 2002.
WELFARE REFORM
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on the 21st 
Century held a hearing on ``Welfare Reform: An Examination of 
Effects.'' Testimony was heard from Joel Potts, Temporary Assistance 
for Needy Families Policy Administrator, Department of Job and Family 
Services, State of Ohio; and public witnesses.
NATIONAL ELECTRICITY POLICY
Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and Air 
Quality held a hearing entitled ``National Electricity Policy: Federal 
Government Perspectives.'' Testimony was heard from the following 
officials of the Department of Energy: Francis Blake, Deputy Secretary; 
and Patrick Wood, Chairman, Linda K. Breathitt, Nora Mead-Brownell and 
William L. Massey, all with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
WAR ON TERRORISM PREPARATION
Committee on Government Reform: Held a hearing on ``Preparing for the 
War on Terrorism.'' Testimony was heard from Gen. Anthony Zinni, U.S. 
Marine Corps (Ret.); Benjamin Netanyahu, former Prime Minister of 
Israel; and public witnesses.
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF PUBLIC LANDS BY LESSEES
Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, 
Wildlife and Oceans, hearing on H.R. 1370, to amend the National 
Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 to authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to provide for maintenance and repair of 
buildings and properties located on lands in the National Wildlife 
Refuge System by lessees of such facilities. Testimony was heard from 
Daniel M. Ashe, Chief, National Wildlife Refuge System, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior; and public witnesses.
SAME DAY CONSIDERATION OF CERTAIN RESOLUTIONS REPORTED BY THE RULES 
COMMITTEE
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a resolution waiving clause 
6(a) of rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a rule on 
the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee) against certain 
resolutions reported from the Rules Committee. The resolution applies 
the waiver to any special rule reported on the legislative day of 
September 21, 2001, providing for consideration or disposition of a 
bill to preserve the continued viability of the United States air 
transport system.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on 
Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management 
approved for full Committee action the following: H.R. 525, amended, 
Preparedness Against Domestic Terrorism Act of 2001; GSA Fiscal Year 
2002 Capital Investment and Leasing Program-Remaining Prospectuses; 
H.R. 852, to designate the Federal building and United States 
Courthouse to be constructed at 10 East Commerce Street in Youngstown, 
Ohio, as the ``Nathaniel R. Jones and Frank J. Battisti Federal 
Building and United States Courthouse;'' and S. 378, to redesignate the 
Federal building located at 3348 South Kedzie Avenue, in Chicago, 
Illinois, as the ``Paul Simon Chicago Job Corps Center.''
AMERICAN WETLAND RESTORATION ACT
Committee on Transportation: Subcommittee on Water Resources and 
Environment held a hearing on H.R. 1474, American Wetland Restoration 
Act. Testimony was heard from Representative Jones of North Carolina; 
Dominic Izzo, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (Civil Works), Corps 
of Engineers, Department of the Army; G. Tracy Mehan, Assistant 
Administrator, Office of Water, EPA; and public witnesses.
VETERANS LEGISLATION
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Held a hearing on the following bills: 
H.R. 2716, Homeless Veterans Assistance Act of 2001; and H.R. 936, 
Heather French Henry Homeless Veterans Assistance Act. Testimony was 
heard from the following officials of the Department of Veterans 
Affairs: Frances Murphy, M.D., Deputy Secretary, Health; and John Kuhn, 
Chief, New Jersey Homeless Services; Roy A, Bernardi, Assistant 
Secretary, Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing 
and Urban Development; representatives of various veterans 
organizations; and Heather French Henry, Miss America 2000.

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MEDICAL CARE COLLECTION FUND
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing to review the Department of Veterans 
Affairs Medical Care Collection Fund (MCCF). Testimony was heard from 
Steven P. Backhus, Director, Health Care-VA and Military Health Issues, 
GAO; the following officials of the Department of Veterans Affairs: 
Richard Griffin, Inspector General; and Thomas L. Garthwaite, M.D., 
Under Secretary, Health.


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Daily Digest/NEW PUBLIC LAWS

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                            NEW PUBLIC LAWS

  (For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest of September 4, 
                            2001, p. D858 )
  H.R. 2882, to provide for the expedited payment of certain benefits 
for a public safety officer who was killed or suffered a catastrophic 
injury as a direct and proximate result of a personal injury sustained 
in the line of duty in connection with the terrorist attacks of 
September 11, 2001. Signed on September 18, 2001. (Public Law 107-37)
  H.R. 2888, making emergency supplemental appropriations for fiscal 
year 2001 for additional disaster assistance, for anti-terrorism 
initiatives, and for assistance in the recovery from the tragedy that 
occurred on September 11, 2001. Signed on September 18, 2001. (Public 
Law 107-38)
  S.J. Res. 22, expressing the sense of the Senate and House of 
Representatives regarding the terrorist attacks launched against the 
United States on September 11, 2001. Signed on September 18, 2001. 
(Public Law 107-39)
  S.J. Res. 23, to authorize the use of United States Armed Forces 
against those responsible for the recent attacks launched against the 
United States. Signed on September 18, 2001. (Public Law 107-40)
  H.R. 2133, to establish a commission for the purpose of encouraging 
and providing for the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 
Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education. Signed on 
September 18, 2001. (Public Law 107-41)


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2001-09-21

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                         COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR

                       FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2001

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings on the nomination 
of Arlene Render, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Cote d'Ivoire; the nomination of Mattie R. Sharpless, of North 
Carolina, to be Ambassador to the Central African Republic; the 
nomination of R. Barrie Walkley, of California, to be Ambassador to 
the Republic of Guinea; the nomination of Jackson McDonald, of 
Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of The Gambia; the 
nomination of Kevin Joseph McGuire, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to 
the Republic of Namibia; the nomination of Ralph Leo Boyce, Jr., of 
Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia; and the 
nomination of Robert W. Jordan, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the 
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 12 p.m., SD-419.
  Committee on Governmental Affairs: to hold hearings to examine the 
U.S. response to homeland attacks, 9:30 a.m., SD-106.


                                 House

  Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health and the 
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, joint hearing entitled 
``Medicare Drug Reimbursements: A Broken System for Patients and 
Taxpayers,'' 9:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on International 
`Monetary Policy and Trade, to consider the following measures: H.R. 
2604, to authorize the United States to participate in and 
contribute to the seventh replenishment of the resources of the 
Asian Development Fund and the fifth replenishment of the resources 
of the International Fund for Agricultural Development, and to set 
forth additional policies of the United States towards the African 
Development Bank, the African Development Bank, the Inter-American 
Development Bank, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and 
Development; and H.R. 2871, Export-Import Reauthorization Act of 
2001, 9:30 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on the District of 
Columbia, hearing on ``Mass Transit in the National Capital Region: 
Meeting Future Capital Needs,'' followed by a markup of the 
following: H.R. 2305, Criminal Justice Coordinating Council 
Restructuring Act of 2001; and the District of Columbia Fiscal 
Integrity Act of 2001, 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Natural Resources and Regulatory 
Affairs, hearing on ``Creating a New EPA Department,'' 9:30 a.m., 
2247 Rayburn.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on 
Aviation, hearing on Aviation Security and the Future of the 
Aviation Industry, 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                      9 a.m., Friday, September 21

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Friday: Senate will consider the nominations of Sharon 
Prost, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Circuit Judge 
for the Federal Circuit, and Reggie B. Walton, of the District of 
Columbia, to be United States District Judge for the District of 
Columbia, with votes on confirmation of the nominations to occur 
thereon at approximately 9:20 a.m.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                      9 a.m., Friday, September 21

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Friday: Consideration of H.R. 2904, Military Construction, 
Family Housing, and Base Realignment Appropriations; and
  Consideration of Air Transportation System Stabilization Act.
    
    


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