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                                         Thursday, November 1, 2001

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      See Resume of Congressional Activity.
      Senate agreed to the conference reports on Energy and Water 
      Development Appropriations, Treasury, Postal Service, and General 
      Government Appropriations, and the Legislative Branch 
      Appropriations.
      The House passed H.R. 3150, Airport Security Federalization Act.
      The House agreed to the conference report on H.R. 2647, 
      Legislative Branch Appropriations.
      The House agreed to the conference report on H.R. 2311, Energy 
      and Water Appropriations.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S11299-S11398
Measures Introduced: Nineteen bills and two resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 1609-1627, and S. Res. 175-176. 
                                                            Page S11362
Measures Reported:
  S. 1428, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2002 for 
intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States 
Government, the Community Management Account of the Director of Central 
Intelligence, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and 
Disability System, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 107-92)
Page S11361
Measures Passed:
  Honoring Penn State Coach Joe Paterno: Senate agreed to S. Res. 175, 
honoring Penn State football coach Joe Paterno.
  Page S11309
Labor/HHS/Education Appropriations Act: Senate continued 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 S11300-09, S11310-17, S11320-29, S11340-44, S11345-51
Adopted:
  By 81 yeas to 19 nays (Vote No. 317), Landrieu Amendment No. 2058, to 
redistribute certain funds under title I of the Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act of 1965.
Pages S11308-09, S11310-14, S11315
  Inhofe Amendment No. 2018, to amend the funding levels for certain 
activities under the Impact Aid program under the Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act of 1965.
Page S11324
  Reid (for Bingaman/Domenici) Amendment No. 2062, to provide for an 
election of an annuity under section 377 of title 28, United States 
Code, for any qualified magistrate judge.
Pages S11324-26
  Reid (for Sessions/Helms) Amendment No. 2063, to require the 
Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services to 
audit all Federal amounts allocated for AIDS prevention programs and to 
report to Congress concerning programs offering sexually explicit 
workshops using any of such amounts.
Pages S11324-26
  Reid (for Sessions) Amendment No. 2064, to provide for a study and 
report regarding Federal student loan disbursements to students 
attending foreign schools.
Pages S11324-26
  Reid (for Brownback/Roberts) Amendment No. 2065, to provide 
clarifying language regarding Section 134 of H.R. 2217, with respect to 
Indian gaming industry.
Pages S11324-26
  Reid (for Clinton) Amendment No. 2066, to provide funding for 
services for children relating to crises.
Pages S11324-26
  Reid (for Torricelli) Amendment No. 2067, to express the sense of the 
Senate concerning the provisions of assistance for airport career 
centers to enable such centers to serve workers in the airline and 
related industries who have been dislocated as a result

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of the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. 
                                                        Pages S11324-26
  Reid (for Torricelli) Amendment No. 2068, to express the sense of the 
Senate concerning assistance for individuals with disabilities who 
require vocational rehabilitation services as a result of the September 
11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center.
Pages S11324-26
  Reid (for Torricelli) Amendment No. 2069, to express the sense of the 
Senate regarding reimbursement of certain hospitals testing and 
treating individuals for exposure to anthrax.
Pages S11324-26
  Reid (for Torricelli) Amendment No. 2070, to express the sense of the 
Senate regarding lead poisoning screenings and treatments under the 
medicaid program.
Pages S11324-26
  Reid (for Torricelli) Amendment No. 2071, to express the sense of the 
Senate that States should be authorized to use SCHIP funds for lead 
poisoning screenings and treatments.
Pages S11324-26
  Reid (for Torricelli) Amendment No. 2072, to express the sense of the 
Senate that the Secretary of Health and Human Services should establish 
a bonus program for improvement of childhood lead screening rates. 
                                                        Pages S11324-26
  Subsequently, the amendment was modified.
Pages S11324-26, S11345
  Reid (for Specter) Amendment No. 2073, to strike provisions regarding 
allowable use of federal funds for stem cell research. 
                                                        Pages S11324-26
  Harkin (for Miller) Amendment No. 2076, to provide current year 
funding for the National Skills Standards Board.
Pages S11350-51
  Harkin Amendment No. 2077, to provide for administrative expenses 
reduction from departmental management for the Department of Labor, 
Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of 
Education.
Pages S11350-51
  Harkin (for Feingold) Amendment No. 2078, to provide for increased 
funding for automatic external defibrillators in rural communities, 
offset by administrative cost reductions.
Pages S11350-51
  Harkin (for Graham) Amendment No. 2079, to provide additional funding 
to carry out the Ecstasy Anti-Proliferation Act of 2000. 
                                                        Pages S11350-51
  Harkin (for DeWine/Rockefeller) Amendment No. 2080, to increase the 
appropriation for the Promoting Safe and Stable Families program. 
                                                        Pages S11350-51
  Harkin (for Landrieu) Amendment No. 2081, to increase the 
appropriation for the Close Up Fellowship Program.
Pages S11350-51
  Harkin (for Clinton) Amendment No. 2082, to make funding available 
under title V of the Public Health Service Act for mental health 
providers serving public safety workers affected by the terrorist 
attacks of September 11, 2001.
Pages S11350-51
  Harkin (for Hatch/Reid/Domenici) Amendment No. 2083, to provide 
funding for cancer prevention and screening programs under the 
Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Amendments of 2000. 
                                                        Pages S11350-51
  Harkin (for Bingaman) Amendment No. 2084, to provide funding for 
Hispanic education programs.
Pages S11350-51
  Harkin (for Smith (NH)) Amendment No. 2085, to express the sense of 
the Senate concerning research on, and services for individuals with, 
post-abortion depression and psychosis.
Pages S11350-51
  Harkin (for Lieberman) Amendment No. 2086, to amend the Public Health 
Service Act to provide a short title for a children's traumatic stress 
program.
Pages S11350-51
  Harkin Amendment No. 2087, to modify the calculation of State 
expenditures for eligible States under title IV of the Higher Education 
Act of 1965.
Pages S11350-51
Rejected:
  By 46 yeas to 54 nays (Vote No. 316), Gregg/DeWine Amendment No. 
2056, to provide funding for targeted grants under the Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act of 1965.
Pages S11300-08, S11314-15
  By 40 yeas to 59 nays (Vote No. 318), Hutchinson/Nickles Amendment 
No. 2074, to prohibit the use of funds under the National Labor 
Relations Act for the finding of unfair labor practices relating to 
certain no-solicitation or no-access rules.
Pages S11326-29
  Kyl Amendment No. 2075, to provide that the Federal government give 
priority to Indian, Military and Impact Aid schools when it allocates 
funds for school renovation and repair. (By 57 yeas to 41 nays (Vote 
No. 319), Senate tabled the amendment.)
Page S11341
Pending:
  Daschle Amendment No. 2044, to provide collective bargaining rights 
for public safety officers employed by States or their political 
subdivisions.
Page S11300
  Gramm Modified Amendment No. 2055 (to Amendment No. 2044), to 
preserve the freedom and constitutional rights of firefighters, law 
enforcement officers and public safety officers.
Pages S11300, S11302
Energy and Water Development Appropriations--Conference Report: By 96 
yeas to 2 nays

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(Vote No. 320), Senate agreed to the conference report on H.R. 2311, 
making appropriations for energy and water development for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2002, clearing the measure for the President.
                                     Pages S11333-37, S11338-40, S11344
Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government Appropriations--
Conference Report: By 83 yeas to 15 nays (Vote No. 321), Senate agreed 
to 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, clearing the measure for the 
President.
  Pages S11329-33, S11344-45
Legislative Branch Appropriations--Conference Report: Senate agreed to 
the conference report on H.R. 2647, making appropriations for the 
Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002, 
clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages S11397-98
Messages From the President: Senate received the following messages 
from the President of the United States:
  Transmitting, pursuant to law, a notice stating that the emergency 
declared with respect to the Government of Sudan on November 3, 1997 is 
to continue in effect beyond November 3, 2001; to the Committee on 
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM-53)
Page S11361
  Transmitting, pursuant to law, the Periodic Report on the National 
Emergency with respect to Sudan for the period beginning May 2001 and 
ending October 2001; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban 
Affairs. (PM-54)
Page S11361
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Kenneth P. Moorefield, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Gabonese 
Republic.
  Frederick R. Heebe, of Louisiana, to be United States Attorney for 
the Eastern District of Louisiana for the term of four years.
  David Preston York, of Alabama, to be United States Attorney for the 
Southern District of Alabama for the term of four years.
  John D. Ong, of Ohio, to be Ambassador to Norway.
  Richard S. Williamson, of Illinois, to be an 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 Alternate 
Representative of the United States of America for Special Political 
Affairs in the United Nations.
  Richard S. Williamson, of Illinois, to be Alternate Representative of 
the United States of America for Special Political Affairs in the 
United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador.
Page S11398
Messages From the House:
  Page S11361
Measures Placed on Calendar:
  Page S11300
Executive Communications:
  Page S11361
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Pages S11361-62
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S11362-63
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S11363-90
Additional Statements:
  Pages S11360-61
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S11390-96
Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
  Pages S11396-97
Authority for Committees to Meet:
  Page S11397
Privilege of the Floor:
  Page S11397
Record Votes: Six record votes were taken today. (Total--321) 
                                        Pages S11315, S11329, S11344-45
Recess: Senate met at 10 a.m., and recessed at 8:09 p.m., until 10 
a.m., on Friday, November 2, 2001.


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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: On Wednesday, 
October 31, Committee ordered favorably reported S. 1519, to amend the 
Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act to provide farm credit 
assistance for activated reservists.
  Also, committee approved the credit title provisions, which will 
assist beginning farmers and ranchers gain greater access to federal 
farm lending programs, of the new federal farm bill, and announced the 
following subcommittee assignments:
  Subcommittee on Production and Price Competitiveness: Senators Conrad 
(Chairman), Daschle, Baucus, Lincoln, Miller, Dayton, Roberts (Ranking 
Member), Helms, Cochran, Fitzgerald, and McConnell.
  Subcommittee on Marketing, Inspection, and Product Promotion: 
Senators Baucus (Chairman), Leahy, Conrad, Lincoln, Nelson, Wellstone, 
Fitzgerald (Ranking Member), Helms, Cochran, Roberts, and Thomas.
  Subcommittee on Forestry, Conservation, and Rural Revitalization: 
Senators Lincoln (Chairman), Leahy, Daschle, Baucus, Stabenow, Dayton, 
Crapo (Ranking Member), McConnell, Thomas, Allard, and Hutchinson.
  Subcommittee on Research, Nutrition, and General Legislation: 
Senators Leahy (Chairman), Conrad, Miller, Stabenow, Ben Nelson, 
Wellstone, McConnell

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(Ranking Member), Allard, Hutchinson, Crapo, and Helms.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported S. 
1428, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2002 for intelligence 
and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, 
the Community Management Account of the Director of Central 
Intelligence, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and 
Disability System, with an amendment.
DEPOSIT INSURANCE REFORM: RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on 
Financial Institutions concluded oversight hearings to examine the 
expansion of federal deposit insurance coverage for retirement 
accounts, after receiving testimony from L. William Seidman, CNBC-TV, 
Washington, D.C., former Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance 
Corporation and the Resolution Trust Corporation; Howell E. Jackson, 
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts; and Glenn C. Dahlke, 
Dahlke Financial Group, Glastonbury, Connecticut.
RAIL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded 
hearings to examine certain initiatives to provide improved safety and 
security measures for the national rail transportation system, 
including related measures S. 1550 (pending on Senate calendar), and S. 
1530, after receiving testimony from Senators Biden, Carper, Durbin, 
and Gramm; Allan Rutter, Administrator, Federal Railroad 
Administration, and Mark R. Dayton, Deputy Assistant Inspector General, 
both of the Department of Transportation; George D. Warrington, 
President and Chief Executive Officer, National Railroad Passenger 
Corporation (Amtrak); and Edward R. Hamburger, Association of American 
Railroads, Frank Turner, American Short Line and Regional Railroad 
Association, and Edward Wytkind, Transportation Trades Department (AFL-
CIO), all of Washington, D.C.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded 
hearings on the nomination of R. David Paulison, of Florida, to be 
Administrator of the United States Fire Administration, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, and the nomination of Arden Bement, Jr., 
of Indiana, to be Director of the National Institute of Standards and 
Technology, Department of Commerce, after the nominees testified and 
answered questions in their own behalf. Mr. Paulison was introduced by 
Senator Bill Nelson, and Mr. Bement was introduced by Representative 
Morella.
CLEAN POWER ACT
Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee concluded hearings 
on S. 556, to amend the Clean Air Act to reduce emissions from electric 
powerplants, focusing on the bill's impact on the environment, economy, 
energy supply, achievement of regulatory and statutory goals, including 
the National Ambient Air Quality Standards, and relevant costs and 
benefits, after receiving testimony from Representative Boehlert; 
Jeffrey R. Holmstead, Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation, 
Environmental Protection Agency; Mary J. Hutzler, Acting Administrator, 
Energy Information Administration, Department of Energy; Michael O. 
Callaghan, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, 
Charleston; Kenneth A. Colburn, New Hampshire Department of 
Environmental Services, Concord; David Ouimette, Colorado Department of 
Public Health and the Environment, Denver; and Brock M. Nicholson, 
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, 
Raleigh.
  Hearings continue on Thursday, November 15.
INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY
Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee concluded hearings 
on legislative proposals to promote infrastructure security, chemical 
site security, and economic recovery for the city of New York, after 
receiving testimony from Michael D. Brown, Acting Deputy Director, 
Federal Emergency Management Agency; F. Joseph Moravec, Commissioner, 
Public Buildings Service, General Services Administration; David A. 
Sampson, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development; 
Richard A. Meserve, Chairman, Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Herbert L. 
Mitchell, Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance, Small 
Business Administration; and Marianne L. Horinko, Assistant 
Administrator, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, 
Environmental Protection Agency.
NOMINATION
Committee on Finance: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
following business items:
  S. 942, to authorize the supplemental grant for population increases 
in certain states under the temporary assistance to needy families 
program for fiscal year 2002; and
  The nomination of Jo Anne Barnhart, of Delaware, to be Commissioner 
of Social Security.

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BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee ordered 
favorably reported the following business items:
  S. 721, to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a Nurse 
Corps and recruitment and retention strategies to address the nursing 
shortage, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 1597, to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish programs 
to alleviate the nursing profession shortage, with an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute; and
  S. 1094, to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for 
research, information, and education with respect to blood cancer, with 
an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
nominations of Edith Brown Clement, of Louisiana, to be United States 
Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit, M. Christina Armijo, to be United 
States District Judge for the District of New Mexico, Karon O. Bowdre, 
to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of 
Alabama, Stephen P. Friot, to be United States District Judge for the 
Western District of Oklahoma, Larry R. Hicks, to be United States 
District Judge for the District of Nevada; and Juan Carlos Benitez, of 
Puerto Rico, to be Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair 
Employment Practices, Sharee M. Freeman, of Virginia, to be Director, 
Community Relations Service, Leura Garrett Canary, to be United States 
Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, Paul K. Charlton, to be 
United States Attorney for the District of Arizona, Jeffrey Gilbert 
Collins, to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of 
Michigan, William S. Duffey, Jr., to be United States Attorney for the 
Northern District of Georgia, Dunn Lampton, to be United States 
Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi, Alice Howze Martin, 
to be United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, 
William Walter Mercer, to be United States Attorney for the District of 
Montana, Thomas E. Moss, to be United States Attorney for the District 
of Idaho, J. Strom Thurmond, Jr., to be the United States Attorney for 
the District of South Carolina, Maxwell Wood, to be United States 
Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, and Drew Howard Wrigley, 
to be United States Attorney for the District of North Dakota, all of 
the Department of Justice.
INTELLIGENCE
Select Committee on Intelligence: On Wednesday, October 31, committee 
held closed hearings on intelligence matters, receiving testimony from 
officials of the intelligence community.


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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Measures Introduced: 24 public bills, H.R. 3204-3227; and 3 
resolutions, H. Con. Res. 258-260, were introduced.
  Pages H7717-18
Reports Filed: No reports were filed today.
Journal: Agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal of Tuesday, 
Oct. 31 by a recorded vote of 380 ayes to 33 noes with 1 voting 
``present'', Roll No. 418.
  Pages H7593, H7617
Energy and Water Appropriations Conference Report: The House agreed to 
the conference report on H.R. 2311, making appropriations for energy 
and water development for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002, by 
a yea-and-nay vote of 399 yeas to 29 nays, Roll No. 416. 
                                            Pages H7599-H7609, H7615-16
  Agreed to H. Res. 272, the rule that waived points of order against 
the conference report by a yea-and-nay vote of 421 yeas to 2 nays, Roll 
No. 415.
Pages H7596-99
Legislative Branch Appropriations Conference Report: The House agreed 
to the conference report on H.R. 2647, making appropriations for the 
Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002, by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 374 yeas to 52 nays, Roll No. 417. 
                                               Pages H7609-15, H7616-17
  H. Res. 273, the rule that waived points of order against the 
conference report was agreed to on Oct. 31, 2001.
Airport Security Federalization Act: The House passed H.R. 3150, to 
improve aviation security by a yea-and-nay vote of 286 yeas to 139 
nays, Roll No. 425.
  Pages H7631-96
  By a yea-and-nay vote of 201 yeas to 227 nays, Roll No. 424, rejected 
the Oberstar motion that sought to recommit the bill to the Committee 
on Transportation and Infrastructure with instructions

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to report it back forthwith with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute that sought to establish the Transportation Security 
Enhancement Act and create the Transportation Security Administration. 
                                                         Pages H7689-96
  Agreed to the Young of Alaska amendment that makes various technical 
changes, authorizes airlines to use technologies to create a secure and 
expedited passenger screening process, and extends $1.5 billion 
authorized for airport security to 2003 by a recorded vote of 223 ayes 
to 202 noes, Roll No. 421.
Pages H7656-61
  Rejected the Oberstar amendment No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 107-264 
that sought to incorporate the text of S. 1447, to improve aviation 
security, as passed the Senate by a recorded vote of 214 ayes to 218 
noes, Roll No. 423.
Pages H7661-89
  Earlier, during debate on the Oberstar amendment, rejected the 
DeFazio motion that the Committee rise by a recorded vote of 11 ayes to 
402 noes, Roll No. 422.
Pages H7681-82
  The House agreed to H. Res. 274, the rule that provided for 
consideration of the bill by voice vote. Earlier the House agreed to 
the Reynolds amendment that makes in order substitute text in lieu of 
Young of Alaska amendment No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 107-264 by a 
recorded vote of 379 ayes to 50 noes, Roll No. 420.
Pages H7617-30
  Earlier agreed to order the previous question on amendment and the 
rule by a yea-and-nay vote of 218 yeas to 207 nays, Roll No. 419. 
                                                         Pages H7628-29
Legislative Program: The Majority Leader announced the Legislative 
program for the week of Nov. 5.
  Pages H7696-97
Meeting Hour--Monday, Nov. 5: Agreed that when the House adjourns 
today, it adjourn to meet at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, 2001 in pro 
forma session.
  Page H7697
Meeting Hour--Tuesday, Nov. 6: Agreed that when the House adjourns on 
Monday, Nov. 5 it adjourn to meet at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 
2001 for morning hour debate.
  Page H7697
Calendar Wednesday: Agreed to dispense with the Calendar Wednesday 
business of Wednesday, Nov. 7.
  Page H7697
Honoring the New Jersey State Law Enforcement Association: The House 
agreed to H. Res. 224, honoring the New Jersey State Law Enforcement 
Officers Association.
  Pages H7696-99
Center for Russian Leadership Development: The Chair announced the 
Speaker's appointment of Representative Cramer to the Board of Trustees 
of the Center for Russian Leadership Development for a term of three 
years.
  Page H7700
Presidential Messages: Read the following messages from the President:
  Continuation of the National Emergency Re Sudan:  Message wherein he 
transmitted a notice that the Sudan emergency is to continue in effect 
beyond November 3, 2001--referred to the Committee on International 
Relations and ordered printed H. Doc. 107-140; and
  Pages H7699-H7700
  Six Month Periodic Report on the National Emergency Re Sudan: Message 
wherein he transmitted a 6 month periodic report on the National 
Emergency with respect to Sudan--referred to the Committee on 
International Relations and ordered printed H. Doc. 107-141. 
                                                             Page H7700
Amendments: Amendment ordered printed pursuant to the rule appears on 
page H7719.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Six yea-and-nay votes and five recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings today and appear on pages H7598-99, 
H7615-16, H7616-17, H7617, H7628-29, H7629-30, H7661, H7681-82, H7688-
89, H7695-96, and H7696.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 11:06 p.m.


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Committee Meetings
AMERICAN WORKER--RETIREMENT SECURITY
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Employer-
Employee Relations held a hearing on Retirement Security for the 
American Worker: Opportunities and Challenges. Testimony was heard from 
William J. Scanlon, Director, Health Care Services, GAO; and public 
witnesses.
OSHA
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Workforce 
Protections held a hearing on the Role of Consensus Standard Setting 
Organizations With OSHA. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
BIOTERRORISM PREPAREDNESS PROGRAMS
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``A Review of Federal 
Bioterrorism Preparedness Programs: Building an Early Warning Public 
Health Surveillance System.'' Testimony was heard from Claire Broome, 
M.D., Senior Advisor, Integrated Health Information Systems, Office of 
the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of 
Health and Human Services; Anita Barry, M.D., Director, Communicable 
Disease Control, Public Health Service, State of Massachusetts; Arthur

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J. Davidson, M.D., Director, Public Health Informatics, Public Health 
Department, State of Colorado; Alan P. Zelicoff, Senior Scientist, 
Center for National Security and Arms Control, Sandia National 
Laboratories; and public witnesses.
REFORMULATED GASOLINE--USE OF MTBE
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Issues Concerning the Use of 
MTBE in Reformulated Gasoline: An Update.'' Testimony was heard from 
Jeffery Holmstead, Assistant Administrator, Air and Radiation, EPA; 
Robert S. Kripowicz, Acting Assistant Secretary, Fossil Energy, 
Department of Energy; John Stephenson, Director, Natural Resources and 
Environment, GAO; Robert Hirsch, Associate Director, Water, U.S. 
Geological Survey, Department of the Interior; Denise Chamberlain, 
Deputy Secretary, Air, Recycling and Radiation Protection, Department 
of Environmental Protection, State of Pennsylvania; and public 
witnesses.
DOT KIDS NAME ACT
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Telecommunications 
and the Internet held a hearing on H.R. 2417, Dot Kids Name Act of 
2001. Testimony was heard from Nancy J. Victory, Administrator and 
Assistant Secretary, National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration, Department of Commerce; and public witnesses.
GIVING CONSUMERS CREDIT
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Financial Institutions 
and Consumer Credit held a hearing entitled ``Giving Consumers Credit: 
How is the Credit Industry Treating its Customers?'' Testimony was 
heard from Dolores S. Smith, Director, Division of Consumer and 
Community Affairs, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System; Elaine 
Kolish, Assistant Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of 
Enforcement, FTC; and public witnesses.
NATIONAL VACCINE INJURY COMPENSATION PROGRAM
Committee on Government Reform: Held a hearing entitled ``The National 
Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Is It Working as Congress 
Intended?'' Testimony was heard from Thomas Balbier, Director, Vaccine 
Injury Compensation Program, Department of Health and Human Services; 
Paul Harris, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division, 
Department of Justice; and public witnesses.
SERVICES ACQUISITION REFORM
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Technology and 
Procurement Policy held a hearing on Moving Forward with Services 
Acquisition Reform: A Legislative Approach to Utilizing Commercial Best 
Practices. Testimony was heard from William Woods, Acting Director, 
Acquisition and Sourcing Management, GAO; Angela Styles, Administrator, 
Office of Federal Procurement Policy, OMB; Stephen Perry, 
Administrator, GSA; Diedre Lee, Director, Procurement, Department of 
Defense; and public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on International Relations: Ordered reported, as amended, the 
following bills: H.R. 2998, Radio Free Afghanistan Act of 2001; H.R. 
3167, Freedom Consolidation Act of 2001; and H.R. 3169, International 
Disability and Victims of Landmines, Civil Strife and Warfare 
Assistance Act of 2001.
  The Committee also favorably considered the following measures and 
adopted a motion urging the Chairman to request that they be considered 
on the Suspension Calendar: H.R. 3189, Export Extension Act of 2001; 
H.R. 2121, Russian Democracy Act of 2001; H. Con. Res. 102, Hunger to 
Harvest Resolution: A Decade of Concern for Africa; H. Con. Res. 211, 
commending Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on the 10th anniversary of her 
receiving the Nobel Peace Prize and expressing the sense of Congress 
with respect to the Government of Burma; and H. Con. Res. 242, 
recognizing Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's success in promoting 
democracy and its continuing contribution to United States national 
interests.
AFGHAN PEOPLE--AMERICA'S ASSISTANCE
Committee on International Relations: Held a hearing on America's 
Assistance to the Afghan People. Testimony was heard from the following 
officials of the Department of State: Andrew Natsios, Administrator, 
AID; and Alan Kreczko, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of 
Population, Refugees and Migration; and public witnesses.
BASIC PILOT EXTENSION ACT; PRIVATE RELIEF MEASURES
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims 
approved for full Committee action H.R. 3030, Basic Pilot Extension Act 
of 2001.
  The Subcommittee also considered pending private relief bills.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation and 
Public Lands held a hearing on the following bills: H.R. 1606, to amend 
section 507 of the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 
1996 to authorize additional appropriations for historically black 
colleges and universities, to decrease the matching requirement related

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to such appropriations; and H.R. 2388, National Heritage Areas Policy 
Act of 2001. Testimony was heard from Representative Clyburn; Katherine 
Stevenson, Associate Director, Cultural Resource Stewardship and 
Partnerships, National Park Service, Department of the Interior; and 
public witnesses.
BUDGET RESPONSIBILITY AND EFFICIENCY ACT
Committee on Rules: Ordered reported, as amended, H.R. 981, Budget 
Responsibility and Efficiency Act of 2001.
U.S. ENERGY SECURITY
Committee on Science: Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing on U.S. 
Energy Security: Options to Decrease Petroleum Use in the 
Transportation Sector. Testimony was heard from David Garman, Assistant 
Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of 
Energy; R. James Woolsey, former Director, CIA; and public witnesses.
COMPETITIVE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES--SMALL BUSINESS ACCESS
Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform and 
Oversight held a hearing on Small Business Access to Competitive 
Telecommunications Services. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
TEA 21 SUCCESS STORIES
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on 
Highways and Transit held a hearing on TEA 21 Success Stories. 
Testimony was heard from Pete K. Rahn, Secretary, State Highway and 
Transportation Department, State of New Mexico; William D. Ankner, 
Director, Department of Transportation, State of Rhode Island; David A. 
Galt, Director of Highways, Department of Transportation, State of 
Montana; Joseph L. Perkins, Commissioner, Department of Transportation 
and Public Facilities, State of Alaska; Jeffrey A. Warsh, Executive 
Director, Transit, State of New Jersey; and public witnesses.
TERRORIST ATTACKS--SSA'S RESPONSE
Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Social Security held a 
hearing on the SSA's response to the September 11 terrorist attacks. 
Testimony was heard from Representative Kelly; and the following 
officials of the SSA: Larry G. Massanari, Acting Commissioner; and 
James G. Huse Jr., Inspector General.

Joint Meetings
AUTHORIZATION--NATIONAL DEFENSE
Conferees met in closed session to resolve the differences between the 
Senate and House passed versions of 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, but did not 
complete action thereon, and recessed subject to call.


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                         COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR

                        FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2001

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and 
Human Services, and Education, to hold hearings to examine issues 
concerning smallpox, 9 a.m., SD-192.
  Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Subcommittee 
on Children and Families, to hold hearings to examine the support of 
children in times of crisis, 10 a.m., SD-106.


                                 House

  Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on the District of 
Columbia, hearing on ``Emergency Preparedness in the Nation's 
Capital,'' 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.


                             Joint Meetings

  Joint Economic Committee: to hold hearings on the employment-
unemployment situation for October, focusing on the Bureau of Labor 
Statistics employment data for industry sectors such as 
manufacturing, construction, and services, and evaluate the economic 
situation following the events of September 11, 9:30 a.m., 2360 
Rayburn Building.


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*These figures include all measures reported, even if there was no 
accompanying report. A total of 91 reports have been filed in the 
Senate, a total of 264 reports have been filed in the House.

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                             Resume of Congressional Activity

                    FIRST SESSION OF THE ONE HUNDRED SEVENTH CONGRESS


    The first table gives a comprehensive resume of all legislative 
business transacted by the Senate and House.
    The second table accounts for all nominations submitted to the 
Senate by the President for Senate confirmation.

                               DATA ON LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY


                            January 3 through October 31, 2001

                                               Senate             House             Total
     Days in session...............               144               116               . .
     Time in session...............        1,023 hrs.     735 hrs., 39'               . .
     Congressional Record:
    Pages of proceedings...........            11,297             7,592               . .
    Extensions of Remarks..........               . .             1,978               . .
     Public bills enacted into law.                15                43                58
     Private bills enacted into law                 1               . .                 1
     Bills in conference...........                14                10               . .
     Measures passed, total........               287               419               706
    Senate bills...................                56                13               . .
    House bills....................                55               184               . .
    Senate joint resolutions.......                 7                 5               . .
    House joint resolutions........                 8                12               . .
    Senate concurrent resolutions..                28                 4               . .
    House concurrent resolutions...                30                64               . .
    Simple resolutions.............               103               137               . .
     Measures reported, total......               174               247               421
    Senate bills...................               102                 2               . .
    House bills....................                19               155               . .
    Senate joint resolutions.......                 5               . .               . .
    House joint resolutions........               . .                 5               . .
    Senate concurrent resolutions..                12               . .               . .
    House concurrent resolutions...               . .                11               . .
    Simple resolutions.............                36                74               . .
     Special reports...............                20                 8               . .
     Conference reports............               . .                 9               . .
     Measures pending on calendar..                98                46               . .
     Measures introduced, total....             1,880             3,807             5,687
    Bills..........................             1,600             3,203               . .
    Joint resolutions..............                26                71               . .
    Concurrent resolutions.........                80               257               . .
    Simple resolutions.............               174               276               . .
     Quorum calls..................                 3                 4               . .
     Yea-and-nay votes.............               315               237               . .
     Recorded votes................               . .               173               . .
     Bills vetoed..................               . .               . .               . .
     Vetoes overridden.............               . .               . .               . .
                           DISPOSITION OF EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS


                            January 3 through October 31, 2001

     Civilian nominations, totaling 826, disposed of as 
       follows:

         Confirmed..........................................425...
         Unconfirmed........................................172...
         Withdrawn...........................................67...
         Returned to White House............................162...
     Other Civilian nominations totaling 2,099, disposed of as 
       follows:

         Confirmed........................................1,188...
         Unconfirmed........................................660...
         Returned to White House............................251...
     Air Force nominations, totaling 6,780, disposed of as 
       follows:

         Confirmed........................................6,726...
         Unconfirmed..........................................8...
         Returned to White House.............................46...
     Army nominations, totaling 6,138, disposed of as follows:

         Confirmed........................................5,939...
         Unconfirmed.........................................91...
         Returned to White House............................108...
     Navy nominations, totaling 5,591, disposed of as follows:

         Confirmed........................................5,518...
         Unconfirmed.........................................44...
         Returned to White House.............................29...
     Marine Corps nominations, totaling 3,611, disposed of as 
       follows:

         Confirmed........................................3,571...
         Unconfirmed.........................................19...
         Returned to White House.............................21...
                                Summary
     Total Nominations carried over from the First Session....0
     Total Nominations Received this Session.............25,045
     Total Confirmed.....................................23,367
     Total Unconfirmed......................................994
     Total Withdrawn.........................................67
     Total Returned to White House..........................617


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                      10 a.m., Friday, November 2

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Friday: Senate will be in a period of morning business.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
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