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                                         Thursday, October 11, 2001

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HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate passed Aviation Security Act.
      Senate passed Anti-Terrorism Act.
      The House passed H.J. Res. 68, making continuing appropriations 
      through October 23, 2001.
      House committees ordered reported six sundry measures.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S10533-S10670
Measures Introduced: Thirteen bills and two resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 1530-1542, S.J. Res. 25, and S. Res. 171. 
                                                            Page S10640
Measures Reported:
  Special Report entitled ``Further Revised Allocation to Subcommittees 
of Budget Totals for Fiscal Year 2002.'' (S. Rept. No. 107-81)
  S. 739, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve programs 
for homeless veterans., with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute. (S. Rept. No. 107-82)
  S. 1533, to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize and 
strengthen the health centers program and the National Health Service 
Corps, and to establish the Healthy Communities Access Program, which 
will help coordinate services for the uninsured and underinsured. (S. 
Rept. No. 107-83)
  S. 1536, making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health 
and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2002. (S. Rept. No. 107-84)
Page S10640
Measures Passed:
  Aviation Security Act: By a unanimous vote of 100 yeas (Vote No. 
295), Senate passed S. 1447, to improve aviation security, after taking 
action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S10533-37
Adopted:
  Breaux Amendment No. 1861, to require the National Institute of 
Justice to evaluate less-than-lethal weaponry and make recommendations 
to the Secretary of Transportation concerning arming flight deck crew 
on commercial flights with less-than-lethal weapons.
Pages S10490-92
  Hollings (for Inouye) Amendment No. 1865, to authorize the Secretary 
of Transportation to grant waivers for restrictions on air 
transportation of freight, mail, and medical supplies, personnel, and 
patients to, from, and within States with extraordinary air 
transportation needs or concerns during national emergencies. 
                                                            Page S10492
  Hollings (for Rockefeller) Amendment No. 1866, to establish minimum 
requirements for the antihijack training curriculum.
Pages S10492-93
  Hollings (for Rockefeller) Amendment No. 1867, to require screening 
of carry-on and checked baggage and other articles carried aboard an 
aircraft.
Pages S10492-93
  Hollings (for Rockefeller) Amendment No. 1868, to ensure that 
supplies carried aboard an aircraft are safe and secure. 
                                                        Pages S10492-93
  Smith (NH)/Murkowski Amendment No. 1874, to further provide for the 
safety of American aviation and the suppression of terrorism. 
                                                        Pages S10510-13
  McCain (for Domenici) Amendment No. 1876, to further enhance research 
and development regarding aviation security.
Pages S10516-17
  McCain (for Cleland) Amendment No. 1877, to expand the registration 
requirements with respect to airmen.
Page S10517
  McCain (for Thompson) Amendment No. 1878, to amend the Aviation 
Security Act to ensure that those responsible for security meet 
performance standards.
Pages S10517-19

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  McCain (for Lieberman) Amendment No. 1879, to require expanded 
utilization of current security technologies, and establish short-term 
assessment and deployment of emergency security technologies. 
                                                        Pages S10519-20
  Hollings (for Murray) Amendment No. 1880, to clarify the user fee 
funding mechanism.
Page S10520
  McCain Amendment No. 1881, to authorize the employment, suspension, 
and termination of airport passenger security screeners without regard 
to the provisions of title 5, United States Code, otherwise applicable 
to such employees.
Page S10520
  Burns Amendment No. 1875, to make the Attorney General responsible 
for aviation safety and security.
Pages S10513-16, 10520-21
  McCain (for Enzi) Amendment No. 1886, to provide for safety 
requirements for small community airports.
Pages S10523-24
  McCain (for Hutchison) Amendment No. 1887, to apply present law 
background and fingerprinting requirements to existing, as well as new, 
airport employees with access to security-sensitive areas. 
                                                            Page S10524
  McCain (for Hutchison) Amendment No. 1888, to require screening of 
all airport and airport concessionaire employees.
Page S10524
  McCain (for Inhofe) Amendment No. 1889, to require the Assistant 
Administrator for Civil Aviation Security to establish an employment 
register.
Pages S10524-26
  McCain (for Inhofe) Amendment No. 1890, to require a report on any 
air space restrictions put in place as a result of the September 11, 
2001, terrorist attacks that remain in place.
Pages S10524-26
  Hollings (for Feingold) Amendment No. 1891, to facilitate the 
voluntary provision of emergency services during commercial air 
flights.
Pages S10524-26
  Hollings/McCain Amendment No. 1892, to make certain minor and 
technical corrections.
Pages S10524-26
  McCain (for Inhofe) Amendment No. 1893, to require the Assistant 
Administrator for Civil Aviation Security to have certain detection 
technologies in place by September 30, 2002.
Pages S10524-26
  McCain (for Kohl) Modified Amendment No. 1873, to provide for 
enhanced security for aircraft.
Pages S10524-26
  Hollings (for Leahy) Amendment No. 1894, to amend title 49, United 
States Code, to provide for the Attorney General to report on the new 
responsibilities of the Department of Justice for aviation security 
under this Act.
Page S10527
  Hollings/McCain Amendment No. 1895, to make certain technical 
corrections.
Pages S10527-28
  McCain (for Jeffords) Amendment No. 1897 (to Amendment No. 1858, as 
previously agreed to), to give retired pilots the same preference as 
law enforcement officers to be air marshals.
Pages S10529-30
Rejected:
  Murkowski Amendment No. 1863, to establish age limitations for 
airmen. (By 53 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 294), Senate tabled the 
amendment.)
Pages S10508, S10526
Withdrawn:
  Daschle (for Carnahan) Amendment No. 1855, to provide assistance for 
employees who are separated from employment as a result of reductions 
in service by air carriers, and closures of airports, caused by 
terrorist actions or security measures.
Page S10515
  Warner/Allen Amendment No. 1896, to provide payment for losses 
incurred by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and 
businesses at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport for limitations 
on the use of the airport after the September 11, 2001, terrorist 
attacks.
Pages S10528-29
  During consideration of this bill today, the Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 56 yeas to 44 nays (Vote No. 293), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
failed to agree to close further debate on Daschle (for Carnahan) 
Amendment No. 1855 (listed above).
Pages S10507-08
  Gramm Amendment No. 1859 (to Amendment No. 1855), to provide for the 
exploration, development, and production of oil and gas resources of 
the Arctic Coastal plains, fell when Daschle (for Carnahan) Amendment 
No. 1855 (listed above) was withdrawn.
Page S10488
  National Day of Remembrance: By a unanimous vote of 100 yeas (Vote 
No. 296), Senate passed S.J. Res. 25, designating September 11 as 
``National Day of Remembrance''.
  Pages S10538-39
  Anti-Terrorism Act: By 96 yeas to 1 nay (Vote No. 302), Senate passed 
S. 1510, to deter and punish terrorist acts in the United States and 
around the world, to enhance law enforcement investigatory tools, after 
taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto: 
                                                     Pages S10547-10630
Rejected:
  Feingold Amendment No. 1899, to make amendments to the provision 
relating to interception of computer trespasser communications. (By 83 
yeas to 13 nays (Vote No. 299), Senate tabled the amendment.) 
                                                        Pages S10570-75
  Feingold Amendment No. 1900, to limit the roving wiretap authority 
under FISA. (By 90 yeas to 7 nays (Vote No. 300), Senate tabled the 
amendment.)
Pages S10575-77
  Feingold Amendment No. 1901, to modify the provisions relating to 
access to business records

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under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978. (By 89 yeas to 
8 nays (Vote No. 301), Senate tabled the amendment.)
Pages S10583-86
  Continuing Appropriations: Senate passed H.J. Res. 68, making further 
continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2002, clearing the 
measure for the President.
  Page S10668
  National Character Counts Week: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 204, 
expressing the sense of Congress regarding the establishment of 
National Character Counts Week.
  Pages S10668-70
Foreign Operations Appropriations: Senate began consideration of the 
motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 2506, making appropriations 
for foreign operations, export financing, and related programs for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2002.
  Page S10667
  A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to proceed 
to consideration of the bill and, in accordance with the provisions of 
Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on the cloture 
motion will occur at 5:30 p.m., on Monday, October 15, 2001. 
                                                            Page S10667
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, at 
4:30 p.m., on Monday, October 15, 2001.
Page S10667
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  By unanimous vote of 100 yeas (Vote No. EX. 297), Barrington D. 
Parker, Jr., of Connecticut, to be United States Circuit Judge for the 
Second Circuit.
Page S10532
  By unanimous vote of 98 yeas (Vote No. EX. 298), Michael P. Mills, of 
Mississippi, to be United States District Judge for the Northern 
District of Mississippi.
Page S10532
  Timothy Mark Burgess, of Alaska, to be United States Attorney for the 
District of Alaska for the term of four years.
  Harry Sandlin Mattice, Jr., of Tennessee, to be United States 
Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee for the term of four 
years.
  Robert Garner McCampbell, of Oklahoma, to be United States Attorney 
for the Western District of Oklahoma for the term of four years.
  Matthew Hansen Mead, of Wyoming, to be United States Attorney for the 
District of Wyoming for the term of four years.
  Michael W. Mosman, of Oregon, to be United States Attorney for the 
District of Oregon for the term of four years.
  John W. Suthers, of Colorado, to be United States Attorney for the 
District of Colorado for the term of four years.
  Susan W. Brooks, of Indiana, to be United States Attorney for the 
Southern District of Indiana 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.
  Todd Peterson Graves, of Missouri, to be United States Attorney for 
the Western District of Missouri for the term of four years.
  Terrell Lee Harris, of Tennessee, to be United States Attorney for 
the Western District of Tennessee for the term of four years.
  David Claudio Iglesias, of New Mexico, to be United States Attorney 
for the District of New Mexico for the term of four years.
  Charles W. Larson, Sr., of Iowa, to be United States Attorney for the 
Northern District of Iowa for the term of four years.
  Steven M. Colloton, of Iowa, to be United States Attorney for the 
Southern District of Iowa for the term of four years.
  Gregory Gordon Lockhart, of Ohio, to be United States Attorney for 
the Southern District of Ohio for the term of four years.
  Patrick Francis Kennedy, of Illinois, to be Alternate Representative 
of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly 
of the United Nations during his tenure of service as Representative of 
the United States of America to the United Nations for U.N. Management 
and Reform.
Page S10532
Messages From the House:
  Page S10639
Measures Referred:
  Page S10639
Executive Communications:
  Pages S10639-40
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S10640-41
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S10641-55
Additional Statements:
  Pages S10637-39
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S10655-66
Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
  Page S10667
Authority for Committees to Meet:
  Page S10667
Privilege of the Floor:
  Page S10667
Record Votes: Ten record votes were taken today. (Total-302)
Adjournment: Senate met at 10 a.m., and adjourned at 12:09 a.m., until 
3:30 p.m., on Monday,

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October 15, 2001. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting 
Majority Leader in today's Record on page S10532.)


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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
APPROPRIATIONS--LABOR/HHS/EDUCATION/DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Committee on Appropriations: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
following bills:
  An original bill (S. 1536) making appropriations for the Departments 
of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related 
agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002; and
  An original bill making appropriations for the government of the 
District of Columbia and other activities chargeable in whole or in 
part against revenues of said District for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2002.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded hearings on the 
nominations of Linton F. Brooks, of Virginia, to be Deputy 
Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, and Everet Beckner, 
of New Mexico, to be Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs, both of 
the National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy; and 
Marvin R. Sambur, of Indiana, to be Assistant Secretary of the Air 
Force for Acquisition, William Winkenwerder, Jr., of Massachusetts, to 
be Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs, Mary L. Walker, of 
California, to be General Counsel of the Department of the Air Force, 
all of the Department of Defense, after the nominees testified and 
answered questions in their own behalf. Mr. Brooks was introduced by 
Senator Domenici, and Mr. Winkenwerder was introduced by Senator 
Kennedy.
SECURITY AGAINST MARITIME THREATS
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on 
Oceans, Atmosphere, and Fisheries concluded hearings to examine the 
role of the Coast Guard and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration in strengthening security against maritime threats, 
after receiving testimony from Scott B. Gudes, Acting Under Secretary 
of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration; Adm. James M. Loy, USCG, Commandant, and Vice Adm. Thad 
W. Allen, USCG, Commander, Atlantic Area, both of the U.S. Coast Guard, 
Department of Transportation; Rear Adm. Richard M. Larrabee, USCG 
(Ret.), Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Elizabeth, New 
Jersey; Michael R. Watson, American Pilots' Association, Washington, 
D.C.; Jeff Monroe, City of Portland Department of Transportation, 
Portland, Maine; and Kim E. Petersen, Maritime Security Council, Fort 
Lauderdale, Florida.
FIRE SERVICE
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on 
Science, Technology, and Space concluded hearings to examine how to 
improve the preparedness, effectiveness, and safety of fire services in 
responding to terrorism, after receiving testimony from Senator Dodd; 
Representatives Pascrell and Weldon; Kenneth O. Burris, Jr., Acting 
Administrator, U.S. Fire Administration, Federal Emergency Management 
Agency; John M. Buckman, III, International Association of Fire Chiefs, 
Fairfax, Virginia; Robert Ingram, City of New York Fire Department, 
Brooklyn, New York; Edward P. Plaugher, Arlington County Fire 
Department, Arlington, Virginia; and Harold A. Schaitberger, 
International Association of Fire Fighters, and James E. Turner, III, 
Delaware Volunteer Firemen's Association, on behalf of the National 
Volunteer Fire Council, both of Washington, D.C.
WORKING FAMILIES ACT
Committee on Finance: Subcommittee on Social Security and Family Policy 
held hearings on S.685, to amend title IV of the Social Security Act to 
strengthen working families, receiving testimony from Rodney J. 
Carroll, Welfare to Work Partnership, Washington, D.C.; Sharon Daly, 
Catholic Charities USA, Alexandria, Virginia; Christine James-Brown, 
United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Sandra Purgahn, 
Opelousas, Louisiana; and Freddie Belton, Baltimore, Maryland.
  Hearings recessed subject to call.
NOMINATION
Committee on Governmental Affairs: Committee concluded hearings on the 
nomination of Mark W. Everson, of Texas, to be Controller, Office of 
Federal Financial Management, Office of Management and Budget, after 
the nominee testified and answered questions in his own behalf.


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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Measures Introduced: 24 public bills, H.R. 3084-3107; and 4 
resolutions, H.J. Res. 68; H. Con. Res 247, and H. Res. 261-262 were 
introduced.
  Pages H6700-01
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  Conference report on H.R. 2217, making appropriations for the 
Department of the Interior and related agencies for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2002 (H. Rept. 107-234);
  H.R. 2559, to amend chapter 90 of title 5, United States Code, 
relating to Federal long-term care insurance (H. Rept. 107-235, Pt. 1);
  H.R. 2975, to combat terrorism, amended (H. Rept. 107-236, Pt. 1); 
and
Page H6696
  H. Res 263, 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. 107-237).
Page H6699
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Right Rev. Jane Holmes 
Dixon, Bishop of Washington pro tempore, of Washington, D.C. 
                                                             Page H6507
Recess: The House recessed at 10:09 a.m. and reconvened at 1:19 p.m. 
                                                             Page H6568
Making Continuing Appropriations Through October 23 for Fiscal Year 
2002: The House passed H.J. Res. 68, making continuing appropriations 
through October 23, 2001 by voice vote.
  Page H6678
  The joint resolution was considered pursuant to a unanimous consent 
order.
Page H6678
Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations: The House 
passed H.R. 3061, making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, 
Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2002 by a yea and nay vote of 373 yeas 
to 43 nays, Roll No. 381.
  Pages H6568-H6664, H6678-81
Agreed To:
  Traficant amendment no. 6 printed in the Congressional Record of Oct. 
9 that prohibits funding to any person or entity that violates the Buy 
American Act; and
Pages H6664-65
  Sanders amendment that prohibits exclusive or partially exclusive 
licenses for drugs developed with taxpayer supported research. 
                                                             Page H6666
Rejected:
  Weldon of Florida amendment that sought to increase funding for State 
AIDS Drug Assistance Programs by $60 million;
Page H6647
  Schaffer amendment that sought to increase Individuals with 
Disabilities Education (IDEA) funding by $1.1 billion (rejected by a 
recorded vote of 76 ayes to 349 noes, Roll No. 377);
Pages H6657-58
  Stearns amendment that sought to increase funding for the Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention by $12 million with offsets from the 
Corporation for Public Broadcasting (rejected by a recorded vote of 107 
ayes to 312 noes, Roll No. 378);
Pages H6665-66, H6678-79
  Istook amendment that sought to increase funding for abstinence 
programs by $33 million with offsets from Centers for Disease Control 
and Child Care and Development Block Grant programs (rejected by a 
recorded vote of 106 ayes to 311 noes, Roll No. 379); and 
                                               Pages H6666-73, H6679-80
  Istook amendment that sought to prohibit funding to implement 
Executive Order 13166, Improving Access to Services for Persons with 
Limited English Proficiency (rejected by a recorded vote of 156 ayes to 
262 noes, Roll No. 380).
Pages H6673, H6680
Withdrawn:
  Weldon of Florida amendment was offered but subsequently withdrawn 
that sought to increase funding for early diagnosis of autism by $40 
million.
Page H6651
Point of Order Sustained Against:
  Istook amendment that sought to increase funding for abstinence 
education by $33 million.
Page H6641
  Earlier, the House agreed to consider the bill by unanimous consent. 
                                                             Page H6670
Pledge Across America: Representative Cox asked unanimous consent that 
on October 12, 2001, the Speaker or the Chairman of the Committee of 
the Whole be authorized to recognize a Member at 2 p.m. for the purpose 
of leading the House or the Committee of the Whole in the Pledge of 
Allegiance to the Flag.
  Page H6681
Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on 
pages H6702-04.
Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea and nay vote, four recorded votes, and one 
quorum call (412 present, Roll No. 376) developed during the 
proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H6657, H6657-58, 
H6678-79, H6679-80, H6680, H6680-81.
Recess: The House recessed at 10:25 p.m. and reconvened at 8:58 a.m. on 
Friday, Oct. 12, 2001.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and at 8:59 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 
12, 2001.

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Committee Meetings
DISCRETIONARY SPENDING CAP/ALLOCATIONS
  Committee on the Budget: Ordered reported H.R. 3084, to revise the 
discretionary spending limits for fiscal year 2002 set forth in the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 and to 
make conforming changes respecting the appropriate section 302 (a) 
allocation for fiscal year 2002 established pursuant to the 
concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2002.
AMERICAN SPIRIT FRAUD PREVENTION ACT; BEST PHARMACEUTICALS FOR CHILDREN 
ACT
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Ordered reported the following bills: 
H.R. 2985, American Spirit Fraud Prevention Act; and H.R. 2887, 
amended, Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act.
FINANCIAL ANTI-TERRORISM ACT; EMERGENCY SECURITIES RESPONSE ACT
Committee on Financial Services: Ordered reported the following bills: 
H.R. 3004, amended, Financial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001; and H.R. 
3060, Emergency Securities Response Act of 2001.
SECURE AMERICA'S BORDERS--USING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims held 
an oversight hearing on ``Using Information Technology to Secure 
America's Borders: INS Problems with Planning and Implementation.'' 
Testimony was heard from Randolph C. Hite, Director, Information 
Technology Systems Issues, GAO; the following officials of the 
Department of Justice: Glenn A. Fine, Inspector General; and James W. 
Ziglar, Commissioner, INS; and a public witness.
DEVELOPMENT OF MINERALS WITHIN DESIGNATED RESOLUTION AREA
Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources 
held a hearing on H.R. 2952, to ensure the orderly development of coal, 
coalbed methane, natural gas, and oil within a designated Dispute 
Resolution Area in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming. Testimony was heard 
from Tom Fulton, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals, 
Department of the Interior; and public witnesses.
OVERSIGHT--MARINE MAMMAL PROTECTION ACT REAUTHORIZATION
Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, 
Wildlife and Oceans held an oversight hearing on the reauthorization of 
the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Testimony was heard from 
Representative Mink of Hawaii; the following officials of the National 
Marine Fisheries Service, Department of Commerce: William T. Hogarth, 
Assistant Administrator, Fisheries; and Joe Scordino, Deputy Director, 
Northwest Region; the following officials of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Department of the Interior: Marshall Jones, Acting Director; 
and Steve Thompson, Acting Manager, California-Nevada Operations; John 
E. Reynolds, III, Chairman, Marine Mammal Commission; Margaret Hayes, 
Director, Office of Ocean Affairs, Bureau of Oceans and International 
Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Department of State; Vice Adm. 
Dennis V. McGinn, USN, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Warfare 
Requirements and Programs, OPNAV (N7); and public witnesses.
SAME DAY CONSIDERATION
Committee on Rules: Granted a rule 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 rule applies the waiver to a special rule 
reported on the legislative day of Friday, October 12, 2001, providing 
for consideration of disposition of the bill H.R. 2975) to combat 
terrorism.
WEATHERPROOFING THE U.S.
Committee on Science: Subcommittee on Environment, Technology, and 
Standards held a hearing on Weatherproofing the U.S.: Are We Prepared 
for Severe Storms? Testimony was heard from the following officials of 
NOAA, Department of Commerce: Chris Landsea, Hurricane Research 
Division, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory; and 
John L. Hayes, Director, Office of Science and Technology, National 
Weather Service, Co-chair, U.S. Weather Research Program; and public 
witnesses.
SPACE PLANES AND X-VEHICLES
Committee on Science: Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics held a 
hearing on Space Planes and X-Vehicles. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.
ARE AMERICA'S SMALL BUSINESSES STILL GROUNDED
Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform and 
Oversight held a hearing entitled ``September 11, 2001 plus 30: Are 
America's Small Businesses Still Grounded?'' Testimony was heard from 
public witnesses.
DEPLOYMENT AND USE OF SECURITY TECHNOLOGY
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on 
Aviation held a hearing on Deployment and Use of Security Technology, 
focusing on

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Weapon and Explosive Detection Technology. Testimony was heard from 
James F. O'Bryon, Deputy Director, Operational Test and Evaluation Live 
Fire Testing, Department of Defense; the following officials of the 
Department of Transportation: Jane F. Garvey, Administrator, FAA; and 
Kenneth R. Mead, Inspector General; and public witnesses.
MEDICARE REGULATORY AND CONTRACTING REFORM ACT
  Committee on Ways and Means: Ordered reported, as amended, H.R. 
2768, Medicare Regulatory and Contracting Reform Act of 2001.
NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISORS ROLE IN THE CURRENT CRISIS
  Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Subcommittee on 
Terrorism and Homeland Security held a hearing on National Security 
Advisors Role in the Current Crisis with former National Security 
Advisors. Testimony was heard from Tim Caruso, Deputy Assistant 
Director, Counterterrorism Division, FBI, Department of Justice; 
Col. Edward M. Eitzen, Jr., M.D., Commander, U.S. Army Medical 
Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Department of the Army; 
and the following former National Security Advisors: Frank Carlucci; 
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                     COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

                            OCTOBER 12, 2001

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Armed Services: to hold a closed briefing with the 
Office of the Secretary of Defense and Joint Chiefs of Staff 
Representatives concerning current military operations in 
Afghanistan, 12 p.m., SR-222.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee 
on Consumer Affairs, Foreign Commerce, and Tourism, to hold hearings 
to examine the state of the tourism industry, 9:30 a.m., SR-253.
  Committee on Governmental Affairs: to hold hearings to examine 
legislative options to strengthen homeland defense, 10 a.m., SD-342.
  Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism, 
and Government Information, to hold hearings to examine the role of 
technology in preventing the entry of terrorists into the United 
States, 10 a.m., SD-226.


                                 House

  Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security, 
Veterans Affairs, and International Relations, hearing on 
``Combating Terrorism: Assessing the Threat of Biological 
Terrorism,'' 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on Ways and Means, to mark up the Economic Security and 
Recovery Act of 2001, 9 a.m., 1100 Longworth.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                     3:30 p.m., Monday, October 15

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Monday: After a period of any routine morning business (not 
to extend beyond 4:30 p.m.), Senate will resume consideration of the 
motion to proceed to consideration of the Foreign Operations 
Appropriations bill, with a vote on a motion to close further debate on 
the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill to occur at 5:30 
p.m.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                       9 a.m., Friday, October 12

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Friday: Consideration of H.R. 2975, PATRIOT Act of 2001 
(subject to a rule being granted). 


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