Daily Digest

Tuesday, October 23, 2001

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S10853–S10905

Foreign Operations Appropriations: By unanimous consent, Senate agreed to 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, and then began consideration of the bill, agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S10853–68, S10871, S10879–99

Leahy/McConnell Amendment No. 1909, providing that this Act shall be cited as the Kenneth M. Ludden Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2002.
Pages S10896–99

McConnell/Leahy Amendment No. 1910, to prohibit assistance to the government of any nation that harbored or financed individuals involved in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States.
Pages S10896–99

McConnell (for Brownback) Amendment No. 1911, to authorize assistance to the Government of Cambodia's Ministry of Women and Veteran's Affairs to combat human trafficking.
Pages S10896–99

Leahy/McConnell Amendment No. 1912, providing funds for administrative expenses of the United States Agency for International Development.
Pages S10896–99

Leahy/McConnell Amendment No. 1913, to make certain technical corrections.
Pages S10896–99

Leahy Amendment No. 1914, to make certain technical corrections.
Pages S10896–99

McConnell (for Helms) Amendment No. 1915, to allocate and provide for notification of expenditure of certain funds.
Pages S10896–99

McConnell/Leahy Amendment No. 1916, to extend the reporting requirements of title III of the United States-Hong Kong Policy Act.
Pages S10896–99

McConnell/Leahy Amendment No. 1917, to make certain technical corrections.
Pages S10896–99

Leahy/McConnell Amendment No. 1918, to make certain technical corrections.
Pages S10896–99

Leahy/McConnell Amendment No. 1919, to make certain technical corrections.
Pages S10896–99

McConnell Amendment No. 1920, to support an education initiative in Armenia to provide computer equipment and internet access to Armenian primary and secondary schools.
Pages S10896–99

During consideration of this bill today, the Senate also took the following action:

By 50 yeas to 47 nays, and 1 responding present (Vote No. 306), three-fifth of those Senators duly chosen and sworn not having voted in the affirmative, Senate failed to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
Page S10856

Daschle motion to reconsider the vote (Vote No. 306) by which the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill was not agreed to, was rendered moot when the Senate, by unanimous consent, agreed to proceed to consideration of the bill.
Pages S10856, S10871


Messages From the President: Senate received the following message from the President of the United States:

Transmitting, pursuant to law, the Annual Report of the Railroad Retirement Board for Fiscal Year 2000; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (PM–50)
Page S10902


Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:

By unanimous vote of 100 yeas (Vote No. 307), James H. Payne, of Oklahoma, to be United States District Judge for the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma.
Pages S10868–70, S10905

By unanimous vote of 100 yeas (Vote No. 308), Karen K. Caldwell, of Kentucky, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
Pages S10870–71, S10905

By unanimous vote of 100 yeas (Vote No. 309), Laurie Smith Camp, of Nebraska, to be United States District Judge for the District of Nebraska.
Pages S10871, S10905

By unanimous vote of 99 yeas (Vote No. 310), Claire V. Eagan, of Oklahoma, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Oklahoma.
Pages S10871, S10905

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Phillip Bond, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology.

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.

Margaret M. Chiara, of Michigan, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Michigan for the term of four years.

Robert J. Conrad, Jr., of North Carolina, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina for the term of four years.

Thomas C. Gean, of Arkansas, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas for the term of four years.

James Ming Greenlee, of Mississippi, to be United States Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi for the term of four years.

Raymond W. Gruender, of Missouri, to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri for the term of four years.

Jay S. Bybee, of Nevada, to be an Assistant Attorney General.

Daniel G. Bogden, of Nevada, to be United States Attorney for the District of Nevada for the term of four years.

Thomas M. DiBiagio, of Maryland, to be United States Attorney for the District of Maryland for the term of four years.

Thomas E. Johnston, of West Virginia, to be United States Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia for the term of four years.

Donald W. Washington, of Louisiana, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana for the term of four years.

Patrick J. Fitzgerald, of Illinois, to be United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois for the term of four years.

John McKay, of Washington, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Washington for the term of four years.

Karl K. Warner II, of West Virginia, to be United States Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia for the term of four years.

John H. Marburger III, of New York, to be Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

10 Coast Guard nominations in the rank of admiral.

A routine list in the Coast Guard.
Pages S10904–05


Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

Arden Bement, Jr., of Indiana, to be Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Melvin F. Sembler, of Florida, to be Ambassador to Italy.

Robert M. Beecroft, of Maryland, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as Head of Mission, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Charles Lester Prichard, of Virginia, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as Special Envoy for Negotiations with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and United States Representative to the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO).

John Marshall, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.
Page S10905


Measures Placed on Calendar:
Page S10902


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S10902–03


Authority for Committees to Meet:
Page S10903


Privilege of the Floor:
Page S10903


Record Votes: Five record votes were taken today. (Total--310)
Pages S10856, S10870–71


Adjournment: Senate met at 9:30 a.m., and adjourned at 6:33 p.m., until 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, October 24, 2001.

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

ANTHRAX EXPOSURE

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education concluded hearings to assess the public health response to recent anthrax exposures, after receiving testimony from James Caruso, Deputy Assistant Director for Counter Terrorism, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice; Jeffrey P. Koplan, Director, Centers for Disease Control, Department of Health and Human Services; Bob Kramer, BioPort Corporation, Lansing, Michigan; Thomas Monath, Acambis, Cambridge, England; Mary Kuhn, Bayer Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Hillary Koproski, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Mary Gilchrest, University of Iowa Hygienic Lab, Ames; and Barbara Hunt, Washoe County District Health Department, Reno, Nevada.

NOMINATIONS

Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded hearings on the nominations of Joseph E. Schmitz, of Maryland, to be Inspector General, Department of Defense and Sandra L. Pack, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

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NOMINATION

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded hearings on the nomination of James Gilleran, of California, to be Director of the Office of Thrift Supervision, Department of the Treasury, after the nominee testified and answered questions in his own behalf.

COUNTERTERRORISM TREATIES

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded hearings to examine International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 9, 1999, and signed on behalf of the United States of America on January 10, 2000 (Treaty Doc. 106–49), and International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 15, 1997, and signed on behalf of the United States of America on January 12, 1998 (Treaty Doc. 106–06), after receiving testimony from Francis X. Taylor, Coordinator for Counterterrorism, and William H. Taft IV, Legal Adviser, both of the Department of State; and Michael Chertoff, Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, Department of Justice.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Measures Introduced: 5 public bills, H.R. 3160–3164, and 1 resolution, H. Con. Res. 252, were introduced.
Page H7217


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H. Res. 270, providing for consideration of H.R. 3090, to provide tax incentives for economic recovery (H. Rept. 107–252).
Page H7217


Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Rev. Pete Williams, Harvest Baptist Church of Goldsboro, North Carolina.
Page H7130


Recess: The House recessed at 12:43 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m.
Page H7130


Recess: The House recessed at 4:25 p.m. and reconvened at 6 p.m.
Page H7155


Moment of Silence in Honor of the Postal Service: The House stood for a moment of silence in honor of the postal service workers who recently lost their lives serving our country and for all members of the postal service.
Page H7157


Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of Representatives Thornberry, Moran of Kansas, Moore, and Boswell to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission.
Page H7155


Members Sworn: Representative-Elect Jeff Miller of Florida and Representative-Elect Stephen Lynch presented themselves in the Well of the House and were administered the Oath of Office by the Speaker.
Pages H7156–57


Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Higher Education Relief Opportunities (HERO) for Students Act: H.R. 3086, amended, to provide the Secretary of Education with specific waiver authority to respond to conditions in the national emergency declared by the President of the United States on September 14, 2001 (agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 415 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 395);
Pages H7131–36, H7155–56


War Bonds Act of 2001: H.R. 2899, amended, to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to issue War Bonds in support of recovery and response efforts relating to the September 11, 2001 hijackings and attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center. Agreed to amend the title;
Pages H7136–39


Bioterrorism Enforcement Act: H.R. 3160, to amend the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 with respect to the responsibilities of the Secretary of Health and Human Services regarding biological agents and toxins, and to amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to such agents and toxins (agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 419 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 396);
Pages H7139–43, H7157–58


Disabled Veterans Service Dog and Health Care Improvement: H.R. 2792, amended, to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make service dogs available to disabled veterans and to make various other improvements in health care benefits provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs;
Pages H7143–47


Congressional Assembly to Seek the Blessings of Providence: H. Con. Res. 184, amended, providing for a National Day of Reconciliation;
Pages H7147–50


Federal Power Marketing Initiatives to Reduce Vandalism: H.R. 2924, amended, to provide authority to the Federal Power Marketing Administrations to reduce vandalism and destruction of property (agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 418 yeas with none voting ``nay,'' Roll No. 397);
Pages H7150, H7158–59


Security of Dams: H.R. 2925, amended, to amend the Reclamation Recreation Management Act of 1992 in order to provide for the security of dams, facilities, and resources under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Reclamation;
Pages H7150–51


Moccasin Bend National Historic Site, Tennessee: H.R. 980, amended, to establish the Moccasin Bend National Historic Site in the State of Tennessee as a unit of the National Park System; and
Pages H7151–53


Metacomet-Monadnock-Sunapee-Mattabesett Trail Study Act: H.R. 1814, amended, to amend the National Trails System Act to designate the Metacomet-Monadnock-Sunapee-Mattabesett Trail extending through western New Hampshire, western Massachusetts, and central Connecticut for study for potential addition to the National Trails System. Agreed to amend the title.
Pages H7153–55


Suspension--Proceedings Postponed on Patriot Act: The House completed debate on the motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 3162, to deter and punish terrorist acts in the United States and around the world, to enhance law enforcement investigatory tools. Proceedings will resume on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001.
Pages H7159–H7207


Presidential Message--Railroad Retirement Board: Read a message from the President wherein he transmitted the FY 2000 annual report of the Railroad Retirement Board--referred to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure and Ways and Means.
Page H7207


Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate today appear on pages H7129 and H7155.

Referrals: S. 423, S. 941, S. 1057, S. 1097, and S. 1105 were referred to the Committee on Resources, S. Con. Res. 74 was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and S. 838 was held at the desk.
Page H7216


Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H7155–56, H7157–58, and H7158–59. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 12:30 p.m. and adjourned at 9:58 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

BIOLOGICAL WARFARE DEFENSE VACCINE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans' Affairs, and International Relations continued hearings on Biological Warfare Defense Vaccine Research and Development Program. Testimony was heard from Tommy Thompson, Secretary of Health and Human Services; Anna Johnson-Wineger, Deputy Assistant to the Secretary, Chemical/Biological Defense Programs, Department of Defense; Nancy Kingsbury, Director, Applied Research and Methods, GAO; and public witnesses.

ECONOMIC SECURITY AND RECOVERY ACT

Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a modified closed rule providing one hour of debate in the House equally divided between the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means on H.R. 3090, Economic Security and Recovery Act of 2001. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the amendment recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted. The rule provides for consideration of only the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution, if offered by Representative Rangel or his designee, which shall be considered as read and shall be separately debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent. The rule waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was heard from Chairman Thomas and Representatives Tiahrt, Quinn, Rangel, Cardin, Visclosky, Waters, Farr of California, Underwood, Wu, Inslee, and Strickland.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see
Daily Digest of October 17, 2001, p. D1035)

H.J. Res. 69, making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2002. Signed on October 22, 2001. (Public Law 107–53)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

OCTOBER 24, 2001

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate
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Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to hold hearings to examine terrorism insurance, 10 a.m., SC–5, Capitol.

Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings on the nomination of Cameron R. Hume, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa; the nomination of Margaret K. McMillion, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Rwanda; the nomination of Wanda L. Nesbitt, of Pennsylvania, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Madagascar; and the nomination of Robert V. Royall, of South Carolina, to be Ambassador to the United Republic of Tanzania, 10:30 a.m., S–116, Capitol.

Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold closed hearings on intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., S–407, Capitol.

House

Committee on Appropriations, to mark up the Defense appropriations for fiscal year 2002, 11 a.m., HC–5 Capitol.

Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Select Education and the Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness, joint hearing on Tracking International Students in Higher Education-Policy Options and Implications for Students, 2 p.m., Auditorium, 330 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C.

Committee on International Relations, hearing on the War on Terrorism, 2 p.m., H–140 Capitol.

Committee on Small Business, hearing on Trade-In-Services, 2 p.m., 430 First Street, S.E., Washington, D.C.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

10:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 24, 2001

Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Senate will continue consideration of H.R. 2506, Foreign Operations Appropriations.


Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Wednesday, October 24, 2001

House Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Consideration of H.R. 3090, Economic Security and Recovery Act of 2001 (modified closed rule, one hour of debate). 

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