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                                          Tuesday, October 30, 2001

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S11153-S11250
Measures Introduced: Ten bills and two resolutions were introduced, as 
follows: S. 1585-1594, S. Res. 174, and S. Con. Res. 80.
  Page S11198
Measures Reported:
  S. 1202, to amend the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. 
App.) to extend the authorization of appropriations for the Office of 
Government Ethics through fiscal year 2006. (S. Rept. No. 107-88).
  H.R. 717, to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for 
research and services with respect to Duchenne muscular dystrophy, with 
an amendment.
  H.R. 2215, to authorize appropriations for the Department of Justice 
for fiscal year 2002, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  S. 1319, to authorize appropriations for the Department of Justice 
for fiscal year 2002, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                        Pages S11197-98
Measures Passed:
  Reclamation Recreation Management Act Amendment: Senate passed H.R. 
2925, 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, clearing the 
measure for the President.
  Page S11248
Labor/HHS/Education Appropriations Act: Senate began consideration of 
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, taking action on the following 
amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S11154-85
Adopted:
  Harkin/Specter Amendment No. 2017, in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                            Page S11156
  Byrd/Stevens Amendment No. 2035 (to Amendment No. 2020), to direct 
that any expenditures resulting from Amendment No. 2020 be charged to 
the committee of jurisdiction under the budget process. 
                                                        Pages S11182-83
  Domenici/Wellstone/Kennedy Amendment No. 2020, 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.
Pages S11165-83
Pending:
  Dorgan Amendment No. 2024, to provide for mandatory advanced 
electronic information for air cargo and passengers entering the United 
States.
Page S11184
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the bill and certain amendments to be proposed 
thereto, at 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, October 31, 2001, with a vote on 
final passage to occur thereon. Further, that upon passage, the Senate 
insist on its amendment, request a conference with the House thereon, 
and the Chair be authorized to appoint conferees on the part of the 
Senate.
Page S11248
Anti-Terrorism Bill--Agreement: By unanimous-consent, Senate vitiated 
the October 11, 2001 passage of S. 1510, to deter and punish terrorist 
acts in the United States and around the world, and to enhance law 
enforcement investigatory tools, and the bill was then indefinitely 
postponed.
  Page S11247
Agriculture Appropriations: By unanimous-consent, Senate agreed to Reid 
(for Kohl/Cochran) Amendment No. 2037, to make certain improvements to 
H.R. 2330, making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, 
Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2002, as passed by the Senate on 
October 25, 2001.
  Pages S11247-48
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  Kent R. Hill, of Massachusetts, to be an Assistant Administrator of 
the United States Agency for International Development.
  John F. Turner, of Wyoming, to be Assistant Secretary of State for 
Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs.
  Joseph M. DeThomas, of Pennsylvania, to be Ambassador to the Republic 
of Estonia.

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  Brian E. Carlson, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Latvia.
  John N. Palmer, of Mississippi, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Portugal.
  John Malcolm Ordway, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic 
of Armenia.
  Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, of North Carolina, to be Ambassador to the 
Republic of Finland.
  Robert V. Royall, of South Carolina, to be Ambassador to the United 
Republic of Tanzania.
  J. Edward Fox, of Ohio, to be an Assistant Administrator of the 
United States Agency for International Development.
  E. Anne Peterson, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Administrator of 
the United States Agency for International Development.
  Margaret K. McMillion, of the District of Columbia, Career Member of 
the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador to the 
Republic of Rwanda.
  Wanda L. Nesbitt, of Pennsylvania, to be Ambassador to the Republic 
of Madagascar.
  Clifford M. Sobel, of New Jersey, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of 
the Netherlands.
  Cameron R. Hume, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
South Africa.
Pages S11247, S11249-50
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  R. L. Brownlee, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of the Army.
  Peter B. Teets, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary of the Air Force.
  Christopher Bancroft Burnham, of Connecticut, to be an Assistant 
Secretary of State (Resource Management). (New Position)
  Darryl Norman Johnson, of Washington, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom 
of Thailand.
  2 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
  Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Navy. 
                                                        Pages S11248-49
Messages From the House:
  Page S11194
Measures Placed on Calendar:
  Page S11194
Executive Communications:
  Page S11194
Petitions and Memorials:
  Pages S11194-97
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S11198
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S11198-99
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S11199-S11216
Additional Statements:
  Pages S11192-94
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S11216-36
Authority for Committees to Meet:
  Page S11236
Privilege of the Floor:
  Page S11236
Text of H.R. 2330, as Previously Passed and as Amended: 
                                                        Pages S11236-47
Adjournment: Senate met at 10 a.m., and adjourned at 6:29 p.m., until 
10 a.m., on Wednesday, October 31, 2001. (For Senate's program, see the 
remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported 38 
military nominations in the Army, Navy, and Air Force.
TERRORISM RISK INSURANCE
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded 
hearings to examine the future of providing insurance for terrorist 
acts, focusing on possible policies between the federal government and 
the insurance industry to respond to the burden of costs in the wake of 
the tragedies of September 11th, after receiving testimony from Paul H. 
O'Neill, Secretary of the Treasury; Pennsylvania Commissioner of 
Insurance Diane Koken, Harrisburg, on behalf of the National 
Association of Insurance Commissioners; David L. Keating, National 
Taxpayers Union, Alexandria, Virginia; David A. Moss, Harvard Business 
School, Boston, Massachusetts; and Phillip L. Hawkins, Carr America 
Realty Corporation, Franklin W. Nutter, Reinsurance Association of 
America, Travis Plunkett, Consumer Federation of America, and Robert E. 
Vagley, American Insurance Association, all of Washington, D.C.
MAIL TERRORISM
Committee on Governmental Affairs and the Subcommittee on International 
Security, Proliferation and Federal Services held joint hearings to 
examine the effects of terrorism on the U.S. mail service, focusing on 
safeguards to protect postal employees and its customers, after 
receiving testimony from John E. Potter, Postmaster General, United 
States Postal Service; Gus Baffa, National Rural Letter Carriers' 
Association, Alexandria, Virginia; William Burrus, American Postal 
Workers Union, AFL-CIO, Denise Manley, Brentwood Post Office, and 
William H. Quinn, National Postal Mail Handlers Union, all of 
Washington, D.C.; Vincent R. Sombrotto, National Association of Letter 
Carriers, Port Washington, New York; and Tony DiStephano, Jr., NALC 
Branch 380, Trenton New Jersey.
  Hearings will continue tomorrow.

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LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee 
concluded hearings to examine new challenges facing the Low Income Home 
Energy Assistance Program, which offers primary federal support to help 
needy households pay their energy bills, focusing on priorities for 
reauthorization; after receiving testimony from Wade Horn, Assistant 
Secretary of Health and Human Services for the Administration for 
Children and Families; Jerry McKim, Iowa Department of Human Rights, 
Des Moines; Elliott Jacobson, Action, Inc., Gloucester, Massachusetts; 
and Theresa Hopkins Allsop, Northeast Utilities Foundation, Hartford, 
Connecticut.
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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

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                        House of Representatives

Chamber Action
Measures Introduced: 9 public bills, H.R. 3180-3188; 1 private bill, H.R. 
3179; and 3 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 255-256 and H. Res. 271, were 
introduced.
  Pages H7528-29
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 2585, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study 
of the feasibility of providing adequate upstream and downstream passage for 
fish at the Chiloquin Dam on the Sprague River, Oregon (H. Rept. 107-255);
  H.R. 1776, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to study the 
suitability and feasibility of establishing the Buffalo Bayou National 
Heritage Area in west Houston, Texas, amended (H. Rept. 107-256);
  H.R. 483, regarding the use of the trust land and resources of the 
Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, amended (H. 
Rept. 107-257);
  Conference report on H.R. 2311, making appropriations for energy and water 
development for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002 (H. Rept. 107-
258);
  Conference report on H.R. 2647, making appropriations for the Legislative 
Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002 (H. Rept. 107-259);
  H. Res. 272, waiving points of order against the conference report to 
accompany H.R. 2311, making appropriations for energy and water development 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002 (H. Rept. 107-260); and
  H. Res. 273, waiving points of order against the conference report to 
accompany H.R. 2647, making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for 
the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002 (H. Rept. 107-261). 
                                                    Pages H7418-H7525, H7528
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Culberson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                                  Page H7359
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by Mr. Antoine Incashola, 
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Pablo, Montana.
  Page H7361
Recess: The House recessed at 12:51 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m. 
                                                                  Page H7361
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following 
measures:
  Extension of Refugee Status for Certain Vietnamese Refugees: H.R. 1840, 
amended, to extend eligibility for refugee status of unmarried sons and 
daughters of certain Vietnamese refugees;
  Pages H7362-64
  Presentation of the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor: H. Con. Res. 
243, expressing the sense of the Congress that the Public Safety Officer 
Medal of Valor should be presented to the public safety officers who have 
perished and select other public safety officers who deserve special 
recognition for outstanding valor above and beyond the call of duty in the 
aftermath of the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 
2001 (agreed to by a yea and nay vote of 409 yeas with none voting ``nay'', 
Roll No. 408);
  Pages H7365-68, H7387-88
  Long-Term Care Security Act Amendments: H.R. 2559, to amend chapter 90 of 
title 5, United States Code, relating to Federal long-term care insurance 
(agreed to by a yea and nay vote of 406 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 409); 
                                                    Pages H7368-69, H7388-89
  Congratulating Barry Bonds on His Record Breaking Season: H. Res. 266, 
congratulating Barry Bonds on his spectacular, record-breaking season for 
the San Francisco Giants and Major League Baseball;
  Pages H7369-72
  Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary Commission: H.R. 2362, amended, to 
establish the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary Commission;
  Pages H7372-74
  Norman Sisisky Post Office, Petersburg, Virginia: H.R. 2910, to designate 
the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3131 South 
Crater Road in Petersburg, Virginia, as the ``Norman Sisisky Post Office 
Building'' (agreed to by a yea and nay vote of 405 yeas with none voting 
``nay,'' Roll No. 410);
  Pages H7375-79, H7389
  Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon: H.R. 483, 
amended, regarding

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the use of the trust land and resources of the Confederated Tribes of the 
Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon;
  Pages H7379-80
  Chiloquin Dam Fish Passage Feasibility Study: H.R. 2585, to authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of the feasibility of providing 
adequate upstream and downstream passage for fish at the Chiloquin Dam on 
the Sprague River, Oregon;
  Pages H7380-81
  Buffalo Bayou National Heritage Area Study: H.R. 1776, amended, to 
authorize the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and 
feasibility of establishing the Buffalo Bayou National Heritage Area in west 
Houston, Texas; and
  Pages H7382-83
  First Responder Death and Injuries at the World Trade Center and Pentagon: 
H. Con. Res. 233, expressing the profound sorrow of the Congress for the 
death and injuries suffered by first responders as they endeavored to save 
innocent people in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade 
Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 (agreed to by a yea and nay 
vote of 405 yeas with none voting ``nay,'' Roll No. 411). 
                                                       Pages H7383-87, H7390
Recess: The House recessed at 4:46 and reconvened at 6 p.m.
  Page H7387
Order of Business--Treasury, Postal Appropriations Conference Report: Agreed 
that it be in order at any time to consider the conference report on H.R. 
2590, making appropriations for the Treasury Department, the United States 
Postal Service, the Executive Office of the President, and certain 
Independent Agencies, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002; that 
all points of order against the conference report and against it's 
consideration be waived; and that the conference report be considered as 
read.
  Page H
Recess: The House recessed at 11:23 p.m. and reconvened at 7:11 a.m. on 
Wednesday, Oct. 31.
  Pages H7525, H7527
Senate Messages: Message received from the Senate appears on page H7397.
Adjournment: The House met at 12:30 p.m. and adjourned at 7:12 a.m. on 
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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
POSTAL SERVICE--SAFETY OF POSTAL EMPLOYEES AND MAIL
Committee on Government Reform: Held an oversight hearing on the U.S. Postal 
Service: The Safety of Postal Employees and the Mail. Testimony was heard 
from the following officials of the U.S. Postal Service: John E. Potter, 
Postmaster General; and Kenneth C. Weaver, Chief Postal Inspector, Postal 
Inspection Service; Mitch Cohen, M.D., Director, Division of Bacterial and 
Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Department of 
Health and Human Services; James Jarboe, Section Chief, Counterterrorism 
Division, Domestic Terrorism/Counterterrorism Planning Section, FBI, 
Department of Justice; and public witnesses.
OVERSIGHT--WASHINGTON AQUEDUCT DISCHARGE EFFECTS
Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation and 
Public Lands held an oversight hearing on the Discharge Effects of the 
Washington Aqueduct. Testimony was heard from John Parsons, Associate 
Regional Director, Lands, Resources, and Planning, National Capitol Region, 
National Park Service, Department of the Interior; William T. Hogarth, 
Assistant Administrator, Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries, NOAA, 
Department of Commerce; Patricia Gleason, Chief, Maryland and District of 
Columbia Watershed Branch, Water Protection Division, EPA; Col. Charles J. 
Fiala, Jr., USA, Commander and District Engineer, Baltimore District, U.S. 
Army Corps of Engineers, Department of the Army; and public witnesses.
SECURE TRANSPORTATION FOR AMERICA ACT
Committee on Rules: Heard testimony from Chairman Young of Alaska and 
Representatives Mica, LaTourette, Castle, Smith of Michigan, Ganske, 
Oberstar, Lipinski, Millender-McDonald, Bonior, Andrews, Jackson of 
Illinois, Carson, Inslee, Strickland, Udall of New Mexico, and Solis but no 
action was taken on H.R. 3150, Secure Transportation for America Act of 
2001.
ENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a rule waiving all points of 
order against the conference report to accompany H.R. 2311, making 
appropriations for energy and water development for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2002 and against its consideration. The rule provides that the 
conference report shall be considered as read.
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a rule waiving all points of 
order against the conference report to accompany H.R. 2647, making 
appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2002 and against its consideration. The rule provides that the 
conference report shall be considered as read.
GAO'S REPORT--VETERANS' SERVICES
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Benefits held a hearing on 
the GAO's report: ``Veterans' Employment and Training Service Flexibility 
and Accountability Needed to Improve Service to Veterans'' and the VA's 
implementation of the Vocational Training and Rehabilitation program under 
chapter 31 of Title 38. Testimony was heard from Julius Williams, Director, 
Rehabilitation and Employment, Department of Veterans Affairs; Charles S.

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Ciccolella, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Veterans Employment and Training, 
Department of Labor; Sigurd Nilsen, Director, Education, Workforce, and 
Income Security Issues, GAO; Roger Madsen, Director, Department of Labor, 
State of Idaho; representatives of veterans organizations; and public 
witnesses.
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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 October 29, 2001, p. 
                                   D1064)
  S. 1465, to authorize the President to exercise waivers of foreign 
assistance restrictions with respect to Pakistan through September 30, 2003. 
Signed on October 27, 2001. (Public Law 107-57)
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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2001-10-31

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COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

                            OCTOBER 31, 2001

          (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: business meeting to 
consider S. 1519, to amend the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development 
Act to provide farm credit assistance for activated reservists, focusing 
on credit title provisions, and subcommittee assignments, 2:30 p.m., SR-
328A.
  Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human 
Services, and Education, to hold hearings to examine the progress in 
making stem cells available to federally-funded researchers, 9 a.m., SD-
124.
  Committee on Environment and Public Works: Subcommittee on Fisheries, 
Wildlife, and Water, to hold hearings to examine innovative financing 
mechanisms related to the drinking water and clean water state revolving 
fund, 9:30 a.m., SD-406.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings on the nomination of 
George L. Argyros, Sr., of California, to be Ambassador to Spain, and to 
serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to 
Andorra; the nomination of Robert M. Beecroft, of Maryland, for the rank 
of Ambassador as Head of Mission, Organization for Security and 
Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Bosnia and Herzegovina; the nomination of 
Lyons Brown, Jr., of Kentucky, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Austria; the nomination of Stephan Michael Minikes, of the District of 
Columbia, to be U.S. Representative to the Organization for Security and 
Cooperation in Europe, with the rank of Ambassador; the nomination of 
William D. Montgomery, of Pennsylvania, to be Ambassador to the Federal 
Republic of Yugoslavia; the nomination of Melvin F. Sembler, of Florida, 
to be Ambassador to Italy; and the nomination of Ronald Weiser, of 
Michigan, to be Ambassador to the Slovak Republic, 2 p.m., SD-419.
  Committee on Governmental Affairs: with the Subcommittee on 
International Security, Proliferation and Federal Services, to continue 
joint hearings to examine terrorism through the mail, focusing on the 
protection of postal workers and the public, 9:30 a.m., SD-342.


                                  House

  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, 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce, to mark up the following bills: H.R. 
2983, Price-Anderson Reauthorization Act of 2001; and H.R. 3046, Medicare 
Regulatory, Appeals, Contracting, and Education Reform Act of 2001, 10 
a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services, to consider the following measures: 
H.R. 2871, amended, Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act of 2001; H.R. 
2604, amended, to authorize the United States to participate in and 
contribute to the seventh replenishment of the resources of the Asia 
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 Fund, the Asian Development Fund, the 
Inter-American Development Bank, and the European Bank for Reconstruction 
and Development; and H.R. 556, Unlawful Internet Gambling Funding 
Prohibition Act, 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on International 
Operations and Human Rights, hearing on the Afghan People vs. the 
Taliban: the Struggle for Freedom Intensifies, 3 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Committee on Ways and Means, to mark up the following bills: H.R. 2873, 
Promoting Safe and Stable Families Amendments of 2001; and H.R. 3129 
Customs Border Security Act of 2001, 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.


                             Joint Meetings

  Conference: closed meeting of conferees on S. 1438, to authorize 
appropriations for fiscal year 2002 for military activities of the 
Department of Defense, for military constructions, and for defense 
activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe personnel strengths 
for such fiscal year for the Armed Forces, 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., SC-5, 
Capitol.
  Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: to hold hearings on 
the Romanian leadership of the Organization for Security and Cooperation 
in Europe (OSCE), focusing on the work of the OSCE in strengthening 
security, preventing conflict and management crises in the OSCE region, 
as well as promoting respect for human rights and democratic values in 
the OSCE participating states under Romania's Chairmanship, 9:30 a.m., 
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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                     10 a.m., Wednesday, October 31

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Wednesday: After the recognition of two Senators for 
speeches and the transaction of any morning business (not to extend 
beyond 10:30 a.m.) Senate will continue consideration of H.R. 3061, 
Labor/HHS/Education Appropriations Act, with a vote on final passage to 
occur thereon.
    
    
    

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                     10 a.m., Wednesday, October 31

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Wednesday: Consideration of the conference report on H.R. 
2590, Treasury, Postal Appropriations (unanimous consent);
  Consideration of the conference report on H.R. 2311, Energy and Water 
Development Appropriations (rule waiving points of order); and
  Consideration of the conference report on H.R. 2647, Legislative 
Branch Appropriations (rule waiving points of order).


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