Daily Digest

Tuesday, November 13, 2001

Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS

    Senate rejected the Budget and Emergency Deficit Act.
    The House agreed to the conference report on H.R. 2330, Agriculture Appropriations.

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S11665–S11735

Measures Introduced: Seven bills and five resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1675–1681, S. Res. 178–180, and S. Con. Res. 82–83.
Page S11719

Measures Reported:

S. 727, to provide grants for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training in public schools.
Page S11719

Measure Rejected:

Budget and Emergency Deficit Act: By 1 yea to 99 nays (Vote No. 336), Senate rejected S.J. Res. 28, suspending certain provisions of law pursuant to section 258(a)(2) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.
Pages S11665–S11711

Measures Passed:

Olympic Torch Relay Authorization: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 82, authorizing the 2002 Winter Olympics Torch Relay to come onto the Capitol Grounds.
Page S11728


National Day of Reconciliation: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 83, providing for National Day of Reconciliation.
Page S11728


Atlantic Tunas Conservation Policy: Senate agreed to S. Res. 180, expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the policy of the United States at the 17th Regular Meeting of the International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas in Murcia, Spain.
Pages S11727–28


Economic Security and Recovery Act: Senate began consideration of H.R. 3090, to provide tax incentives for economic recovery.
Pages S11678–S11708

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, November 14, 2001.
Page S11735

Measures Indefinitely Postponed:

Military Construction Appropriations: S. 1460, making appropriations for military construction, family housing, and base realignment and closure for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002.
Page S11735


Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:

By unanimous vote of 99 yeas (Vote No. EX. 335), Edith Brown Clement, of Louisiana, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit.
Pages S11708–11


Messages From the House:
Page S11719


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S11719–20


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S11720–26


Additional Statements:
Pages S11711–19


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S11728–34


Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
Page S11734


Authority for Committees to Meet:
Page S11734


Privilege of the Floor:
Pages S11734–35


Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--336)
Page S11711


Adjournment: Senate met at 10:30 a.m., and adjourned at 6:53 p.m., until 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, November 14, 2001. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S11735.)

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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

NEW FEDERAL FARM BILL

Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Committee met and approved to strike Title X (Agricultural Competition) from S. 1628, to strengthen the safety net for agricultural producers, to enhance resource conservation and rural development, to provide for farm credit, agricultural research, nutrition, and related programs, to ensure consumers abundant food and fiber.

Committee will meet again tomorrow.

LEAD-BASED PAINT POISONING

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on Housing and Transportation concluded hearings to examine the health and environmental impact of lead-based poisoning, focusing on federal, state, and local efforts to prevent lead-based poisoning, focusing on poisoning prevention, after receiving testimony from Rhode Island State Attorney General Sheldon Whitehouse, Providence; Richard A. Fatur, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Denver; Susan Thornfeldt, Maine Lead Action Project, Portland, on behalf of the Alliance to End Childhood Lead Poisoning; Bruce P. Lanphear, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; Nick Farr, National Center for Lead-Safe Housing, Columbia, Maryland; and Sue Heller, Manchester Connecticut Lead Abatement Project, Manchester.

ILLEGAL ALIENS

Committee on Governmental Affairs: Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations concluded hearings on the Immigration and Naturalization Service's role in processing aliens arrested for illegal entry into the United States between ports of entry, focusing on Border Patrol and Inspections' procedures to facilitate the flow of illegal immigration while preventing illegal entry of people and contraband, after receiving testimony from Michael A. Pearson, Executive Associate Commissioner for Field Operations, Immigration and Naturalization Service, and Gustavo De LaVina, Chief, Mark P. Hall and Keith M. Olson, both Senior Border Patrol Agents, both on behalf of the National Border Patrol Council, and Eugene R. Davis, former Deputy Chief Patrol Agent, all of the U.S. Border Patrol, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Department of Justice.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Measures Introduced: 11 public bills, H.R. 3277–3287; and 4 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 267–269, and H. Res. 287 were introduced.
Pages H8132–33


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 2269, to amend title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to promote the provision of retirement investment advice to workers managing their retirement income assets, amended (H. Rept. 107–262 Pt. 2);

H.R. 2776, to designate buildings 315, 318, and 319 located at the Federal Aviation Administration's William J. Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, as the ``Frank R. Lautenberg Aviation Security Complex'' (H. Rept. 107–279);

H.R. 2841, to designate the building located at 1 Federal Plaza in New York, New York, as the ``James L. Watson United States Court of International Trade Building'' (H. Rept. 107–280);

H.R. 2873, to extend and amend the program entitled Promoting Safe and Stable Families under title IV–B, subpart 2 of the Social Security Act, and to provide new authority to support programs for mentoring children of incarcerated parents; to amend the Foster Care Independent Living program under title IV–E of that Act to provide for educational and training vouchers for youths aging out of foster care (H. Rept. 107–281);

H.R. 2546, to amend title 49, United States Code, to prohibit States from requiring a license or fee on account of the fact that a motor vehicle is providing interstate pre-arranged ground transportation service, amended (H. Rept. 107–282);

H.R. 3060, to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to augment the emergency authority of the Securities and Exchange Commission (H. Rept. 107–283);

H.R. 2828, to authorize refunds of amounts collected from Klamath Project irrigation and drainage districts for operation and maintenance of the Project's transferred and reserved works for water year 2001, amended (H. Rept. 107–284);

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H.R. 1913, to require the valuation of nontribal interest ownership of subsurface rights within the boundaries of the Acoma Indian Reservation, amended (H. Rept. 107–285);

H.R. 2976, to provide for the issuance of a special entrance pass for free admission to any federally owned area which is operated and maintained by a Federal agency and used for outdoor recreation purposes to the survivors, victims' immediate families, and police, fire, rescue, recovery, and medical personnel directly affected by the September 11, 2001, terrorist hijackings and the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon (H. Rept. 107–286); and

H. Res. 286, waiving points of order against the conference report on H.R. 2500, making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002 (H. Rept. 107–287).
Pages H8131–32


Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Whitfield to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H8035


Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Captain Vincent A. Cummings, United States Air Force Reserve.
Pages H8036–37


Recess: The House recessed at 12:46 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m.
Page H8036


Presidential Messages: Read the following messages from the President:
China's Membership in the World Trade Organization: Message wherein he transmitted a report certifying that the terms and conditions for the accession of the People's Republic of China to the World Trade Organization are at least equivalent to those agreed between the United States and the People's Republic of China on November 15, 1999--referred to the Committee on Ways and Means and ordered printed (H. Doc. 107–146);
Pages H8037–38


Extension of National Emergency re Proliferation of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons: Message wherein he transmitted a notice stating that the national emergency with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States posed by the proliferation of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons (weapons of mass destruction) and the means of delivering such weapons declared by Executive Order 12938 on November 14, 1994, is to continue in effect beyond November 14, 2001--referred to the Committee on International Relations and ordered printed (H. Doc. 107–147);
Page H8038


6-Month Periodic Report on the National Emergency re Iran: Message wherein he transmitted a 6-month periodic report on the national emergency with respect to Iran that was declared in Executive Order 12170 of November 14, 1979--referred to the Committee on International Relations and ordered printed (H. Doc. 107–148); and
Page H8038


Extension of National Emergency re Iran: Message wherein he transmitted a notice stating that the Iran emergency declared by Executive Order 12170 on November 14, 1979 is to continue beyond November 14, 2001--referred to the Committee on International Relations and ordered printed (H. Doc. 107–149).
Page H8038


Agriculture Appropriations Conference Report: The House agreed to the conference report on H.R. 2330, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act by a yea-and-nay vote of 379 yeas to 33 nays, Roll No. 436.
Pages H8067–81, H8087

The conference report was considered pursuant to the order of the House of November 8.

Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Diplomatic Security Agent Enhanced Authorities: H.R. 2541, amended, to enhance the authorities of special agents and provide limited authorities to uniformed officers responsible for the protection of domestic Department of State occupied facilities (agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 410 yeas with none voting ``nay,'' Roll No. 437);
Pages H8038–39, H8087–88


Recognizing the Contributions of the Lao-Hmong to Freedom and Democracy: H. Con. Res. 88, amended, expressing the sense of the Congress that the President should issue a proclamation recognizing a National Lao-Hmong Recognition Day. Agreed to amend the title;
Pages H8042–44


Honoring the Anniversaries of William Penn's Charter of Privileges, the Liberty Bell and the first Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence: H. Con. Res. 254, encouraging the people of the United States to celebrate the 300th anniversary of William Penn`s Charter of Privileges, the 250th anniversary of the Liberty Bell, and the 225th anniversary of the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence;
Pages H8044–47


National Words Can Heal Day: H. Res. 235, amended, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the establishment of a National Words Can Heal Day. Agreed to amend the title;
Pages H8047–48


Real Interstate Driver Equity Act: H.R. 2546, amended, to amend title 49, United States Code, to prohibit States from requiring a license or fee on account of the fact that a motor vehicle is providing interstate pre-arranged ground transportation service;
Pages H8053–56


James L. Watson United States Court of International Trade Building, New York City, New York: H.R. 2841, to designate the building located at 1 Federal Plaza in New York, New York, as the ``James L. Watson United States Court of International Trade Building'';
Pages H8056–57


Frank R. Lautenberg Aviation Security Complex, Atlantic City, New Jersey: H.R. 2776, to designate buildings 315, 318, and 319 located at the Federal Aviation Administration's William J. Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, as the ``Frank R. Lautenberg Aviation Security Complex'';
Pages H8057–60


Klamath Basin Emergency Operation and Maintenance Refund Act: H.R. 2828, amended, to authorize refunds of amounts collected from Klamath Project irrigation and drainage districts for operation and maintenance of the Project's transferred and reserved works for water year 2001. Agreed to amend the title;
Pages H8060–61


Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home National Historic Site: H.R. 400, amended, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home National Historic Site, and for other purposes;
Pages H8061–64


Special Entrance Pass for Free Admission to Federal Recreation Areas for Victims' Families, Survivors, and Public Safety and Medical Personnel Affected by September 11 Terrorist Attacks: H.R. 2976, to provide for the issuance of a special entrance pass for free admission to any federally owned area which is operated and maintained by a Federal agency and used for outdoor recreation purposes to the survivors, victims' immediate families, and police, fire, rescue, recovery, and medical personnel directly affected by the September 11, 2001, terrorist hijackings and the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon;
Pages H8064–65


Emergency Securities Response Act: H.R. 3060, to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to augment the emergency authority of the Securities and Exchange Commission;
Pages H8065–67


Promoting Safe and Stable Families Amendments: H.R. 2873, amended, to extend and amend the program entitled Promoting Safe and Stable Families under title IV–B, subpart 2 of the Social Security Act, and to provide new authority to support programs for mentoring children of incarcerated parents; to amend the Foster Care Independent Living program under title IV–E of that Act to provide for educational and training vouchers for youths aging out of foster care;
Pages H8088–94


American Spirit Fraud Prevention Act: H.R. 2985, to amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to increase civil penalties for violations involving certain proscribed acts or practices that exploit popular reaction to an emergency or major disaster declared by the President, and to authorize the Federal Trade Commission to seek civil penalties for such violations in actions brought under section 13 of that Act;
Pages H8107–09


Honoring Coach Joe Paterno: H. Res. 276, praising Joseph Vincent Paterno for his steadfast commitment to academics, service, and citizenship, and congratulating Joseph Vincent Paterno for his many coaching accomplishments including his 324th career coaching victory; and
Pages H8109–13


Reservists Education Protection: H.R. 3240, to amend title 38, United States Code, to restore certain education benefits of individuals being ordered to active duty as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Pages H8118–19


Suspensions--Proceedings Postponed: The House completed debate on the following motions to suspend the rules. Further proceedings on the motions were postponed until Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001.
Page H8119


Continued Support for Noble Laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma: H. Con. Res. 211, amended, commending Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on the 10th anniversary of her receiving the Nobel Peace Prize and expressing the sense of the Congress with respect to the Government of Burma;
Pages H8039–42


Commending the Men and Women of the United States Postal Service: H. Con. Res. 257, amended, expressing the sense of the Congress that the men and women of the United States Postal Service have done an outstanding job of delivering the mail during this time of national emergency;
Pages H8048–53


Urging Expedited Assistance to Children Affected by the Terrorist Attacks on September 11: H. Con. Res. 228, amended, expressing the sense of the Congress that the children who lost one or both parents or a guardian in the September 11, 2001, World Trade Center and Pentagon tragedies (including the aircraft crash in Somerset County, Pennsylvania) should be provided with all necessary assistance, services, and benefits and urging the heads of Federal agencies responsible for providing such assistance, services and benefits to give the highest possible priority to providing such assistance, services and benefits to those children;
Pages H8081–87


Best Pharmaceuticals for Children: H.R. 2887, amended, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to improve the safety and efficacy of pharmaceuticals for children; and
Pages H8094–H8107


Time in Schools for Prayer or Reflection Against the Forces of International Terrorism: H. Con. Res. 239, expressing the sense of Congress that schools in the United States should set aside a sufficient period of time to allow children to pray for, or quietly reflect on behalf of, the Nation during this time of struggle against the forces of international terrorism.
Pages H8113–18


Motion to Instruct Conferees on Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations Vitiated: The filing of the conference report on H.R. 2500, making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and related agencies vitiated the Rohrabacher motion to instruct conferees which was debated on Thursday, November 8 and on which further proceedings were postponed. The conference report was filed on Friday, November 9.
Page H8088


Discharge Petition: Representative Cunningham filed a motion, Discharge Petition No. 4, to discharge the Committee on Rules from the consideration of H. Res. 271, providing for consideration of H.R. 218, to amend title 18, United States Code, to exempt qualified current and former law enforcement officers from State laws prohibiting the carrying of concealed handguns.
Page H8088


Senate messages: Messages received from the Senate appear on page H8088.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H8087, H8087–88. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 12:30 p.m. and adjourned at 11:45 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

LAW ENFORCEMENT: ARE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCALAGENCIES WORKING TOGETHER EFFECTIVELY?

Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Government Efficiency, Financial Management and Intergovernmental Relations, the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Humans Resources, and the Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs and International Relations held a joint hearing on ``Law Enforcement: Are Federal, State and Local Agencies Working Together Effectively?'' Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of Justice: Asa Hutchinson, Administrator, DEA; Richard R. Nedelkoff, Director, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs; Kathleen L. McChesney, Assistant Director, Training Division, FBI; and Joseph R. Greene, Acting Deputy Executive Associate Commissioner, Field Operations, INS; Edward T. Norris, Commissioner, Police Department, Baltimore, Maryland; John F. Timoney, Commissioner, Police Department, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Charles H. Ramsey, Chief, Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia; Scott L. King, Mayor, Gary, Indiana., and William Dwyer, Chief, Farmington Hills Police Department, Michigan.

MICELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation and Public Lands held a hearing on the following bills: H.R. 2234, Tumacacori National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act of 2001; and H.R. 2238, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire Fern Lakes and the surrounding watershed in the states of Kentucky and Tennessee for addition to Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. Testimony was heard from Representatives Rogers of Kentucky and Pastor; Michael Soukup, Associate Director, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science, National Park Service, Department of the Interior; and public witnesses.

FREEDOM TO MANAGE INITIATIVE

Committee on Rules: Held a hearing on the President's ``Freedom to Manage'' Initiative. Testimony was heard from Senator Thompson; Sean O'Keefe, Deputy Director, OMB; and David M. Walker, Comptroller General, GAO.

CONFERENCE REPORT--COMMERCE, JUSTICE, STATE AND JUDICIARY APPROPRIATIONS

Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a rule waiving all points of order against the conference report to accompany H.R. 2500, making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002, and against its consideration. The rule provides that the conference report shall be considered as read.

ISSUES SURROUNDING LEGAL DEFINITION OF U.S. PERSONS

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Met in executive session to hold a hearing on Issues Surrounding the Legal Definition of U.S. Persons. Testimony was heard from departmental witnesses.

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Joint Meetings

AVIATION SECURITY

Conferees met to resolve the differences between the Senate and House passed versions of S. 1447, to improve aviation security, but did not complete action thereon, and will meet again tomorrow.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see
Daily Digest, November 13, 2001, p. D1114)

H.R. 2311, making appropriations for energy and water development for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002. Signed on November 12, 2001. (Public Law 107–66)

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. Signed on November 12, 2001. (Public Law 107–67)

H.R. 2647, making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002. Signed on November 12, 2001. (Public Law 107–68)

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. Signed on November 12, 2001. (Public Law 107–69)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

NOVEMBER 14, 2001

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: business meeting to resume consideration of S. 1628, to strengthen the safety net for agricultural producers, to enhance resource conservation and rural development, to provide for farm credit, agricultural research, nutrition, and related programs, to ensure consumers abundant food and fiber, 9:30 a.m., SR–328A.

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on District of Columbia, to hold hearings to examine emergency operations planning and response in the metropolitan Washington area, 2:30 p.m., SD–192.

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on International Trade and Finance, to hold hearings to examine hawala-referring a creditor to a third party to receive his/her money; and underground terrorist financing mechanisms, 2:30 p.m., SD–538.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Kathleen Burton Clarke, of Utah, to be Director of the Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior, 9:30 a.m., SD–366.

Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests, to hold oversight hearings to examine the investigative report of the Thirtymile Fire and the prevention of future fire fatalities, 2:30 p.m., SD–366.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, and Water, to hold oversight hearings to examine national water supply issues, 9:30 a.m., SD–406.

Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics, Risk, and Waste Management, to hold hearings on S. 1602, to help protect the public against the threat of chemical attack, 2 p.m., SD–406.

Committee on Foreign Relations: business meeting to consider pending calendar business, 10:30 a.m., SD–419.

Full Committee, to hold hearings on the nominations of Gaddi H. Vasquez, of California, to be Director, and Josephine K. Olsen, of Maryland, to be Deputy Director, both of the Peace Corps, 4 p.m., SD–419.

Committee on Governmental Affairs: business meeting to consider pending calendar business, 9:15 a.m., SD–342.

Full Committee, to hold joint hearings with the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, Restructuring and the District of Columbia, to examine improvement processes concerning airline security, 10:30 a.m., SD–342.

Subcommittee on International Security, Proliferation and Federal Services, to hold hearings to examine combating proliferation of weapons of mass destruction with non-proliferation programs and proposed legislation entitled the Non-Proliferation Assistance Coordination Act, 2:30 p.m., SD–342.

Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold closed hearings on intelligence matters, 3:15 p.m., S–407, Capitol.

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism, and Government Information, to hold hearings to examine new technologies for terrorism prevention, focusing on biometric identifiers, 10 a.m., SD–226.

House

Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Rural Development and Research, hearing to review the Buena Vista Watershed Proposal, 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.

Committee on Appropriations, to consider an amendment to the Defense appropriations bill, 2 p.m., 2359 Rayburn.

Committee on Education and the Workforce, hearing on ``Economic Recovery and Assistance to Workers-Minority Day,'' 2 p.m., 2175 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, hearing on `` `Beck' Rights 2001: Are Worker Rights Being Adequately Enforced?'' 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

Committee on Government Reform, hearing on ``Comprehensive Medical Care for Bioterrorism Exposure--Are We Making Evidence-Based Decisions? What are the Research Needs? 1 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on International Relations, hearing on the Message is America: Rethinking U.S. Public Diplomacy, 10:15 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

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Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime, hearing on the implementation legislation for the International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings and the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism; followed by markup of H.R. 3209, Anti-Hoax Terrorism Act of 2001, 10 a.m., 2237 Rayburn.

Committee on Science, hearing on H.R. 3178, Water Infrastructure Security and Research Development Act, and the Development of Anti-Terrorism Tools for Water Infrastructure, 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, to mark up H.R. 3230, American Small Business Emergency Relief and Recovery Act of 2001, 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing to review the roles of the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense in educating the Nation's medical students and current health care professionals to diagnose and treat casualties of weapons of mass destruction, 10 a.m., 334 Cannon.

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, executive, hearing to review Intelligence Community Analytic Activities, 2:30 p.m., H–405 Capitol.

Joint Meetings

Conference: meeting of conferees on H.R. 2506, making appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002, 10:30 a.m., S–128, Capitol.

Conference: meeting of conferees on S. 1447, to improve aviation security, 3 p.m., Room to be announced.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

10:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 14

Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Senate will continue consideration of H.R. 3090, Economic Security and Recovery Act.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Wednesday, November 14

House Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Consideration of the Conference report on H.R. 2500, Commerce, Justice, and State, Judiciary Appropriations (rule waiving points of order).

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Berman, Howard L., Calif., E2055

Burton, Dan, Ind., E2053

Camp, Dave, Mich., E2062

Capps, Lois, Calif., E2053, E2054

Capuano, Michael E., Mass., E2061

Combest, Larry, Tex., E2054

Etheridge, Bob, N.C., E2068

Evans, Lane, Ill., E2059

Fletcher, Ernie, Ky., E2065

Forbes, J. Randy, Va., E2055

Gekas, George W., Pa., E2069

Hoyer, Steny H., Md., E2064

Jones, Stephanie Tubbs, Ohio, E2054

Kanjorski, Paul E., Pa., E2058

Kleczka, Gerald D., Wisc., E2066

Knollenberg, Joe, Mich., E2053, E2053

Lewis, Jerry, Calif., E2066

Morella, Constance A., Md., E2055

Ney, Robert W., Ohio, E2055

Owens, Major R., N.Y., E2065

Pallone, Frank, Jr., N.J., E2054, E2057

Radanovich, George, Calif., E2053, E2053, E2054, E2056

Rahall, Nick J., II, W.Va., E2061, E2067

Reyes, Silvestre, Tex., E2059

Roemer, Tim, Ind., E2056, E2060

Rogers, Mike, Mich., E2060

Roukema, Marge, N.J., E2056, E2060

Rush, Bobby L., Ill., E2062

Shimkus, John, Ill., E2067

Simmons, Rob, Conn., E2068

Smith, Christopher H., N.J., E2060

Solis, Hilda L., Calif., E2061

Stark, Fortney Pete, Calif., E2066

Udall, Tom, N.M., E2064, E2067

Waxman, Henry A., Calif., E2055

Wolf, Frank R., Va., E2062 

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