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                                        Thursday, November 15, 2001

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate passed Veterans Benefits Act.
      House Committee ordered reported the Help America Vote Act.
      The House and Senate passed H.J. Res. 74, Making Continuing 
      Appropriations for FY 2001 through December 7.
      The House passed H.R. 2269, Retirement Security Advice Act.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S11869-S11972
Measures Introduced: Twelve bills and two resolutions were introduced, 
as follows: S. 1705-1716, S. Res. 181, and S. Con. Res. 84. 
                                                            Page S11940
Measures Reported:
  S. 1008, to amend the Energy Policy Act of 1992 to develop the United 
States Climate Change Response Strategy with the goal of stabilization 
of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that 
would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate 
system, while minimizing adverse short-term and long-term economic and 
social impacts, aligning the Strategy with United States energy policy, 
and promoting a sound national environmental policy, to establish a 
research and development program that focuses on bold technological 
breakthroughs that make significant progress toward the goal of 
stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations, to establish the 
National Office of Climate Change Response within the Executive Office 
of the President., with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 107-99)
Page S11939
Measures Passed:
  Veterans Benefits Act: Committee on Veterans' Affairs was discharged 
from further consideration of H.R. 2540, to amend title 38, United 
States Code, to provide a cost-of-living adjustment in the rates of 
disability compensation for veterans with service-connected 
disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for 
survivors of such veterans, and the bill was then passed, after 
agreeing to the following amendments proposed thereto: 
                                                        Pages S11871-72
  Reid (for Rockefeller/Specter) Amendment No. 2149, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Pages S11871-72
  Reid (for Rockefeller/Specter) Amendment No. 2150, to amend the 
title.
Page S11872
  Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act: Senate passed H.R. 1552, to 
extend the moratorium enacted by the Internet Tax Freedom Act through 
November 1, 2003, after rejecting the following amendment proposed 
thereto:
  Pages S11902-14
  Enzi Amendment No. 2155, to foster innovation and technological 
advancement in the development of the Internet and electronic commerce, 
and to assist the States in simplifying their sales and use taxes. (By 
57 yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. 341), Senate tabled the amendment.) 
                                                        Pages S11905-14
  Homestake Mine Conveyance Act: Committee on Environment and Public 
Works was discharged from further consideration of S. 1389, to provide 
for the conveyance of certain real property in South Dakota to the 
State of South Dakota with indemnification by the United States 
government, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the 
following amendment proposed thereto:
  Page S11916
  Daschle Amendment No. 2161, in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                            Page S11916
  Homeless Veterans Assistance Act: Senate passed S. 739, to amend 
title 38, United States Code, to improve programs for homeless 
veterans, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a 
substitute.
  Pages S11917-19
  Report Elimination Prevention: Senate passed H.R. 1042, to require 
agencies to continue certain reports to Congress that are now slated 
for elimination pursuant to the Federal Reports Elimination

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and Sunset Act of 1995, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                        Pages S11919-20
  Office of Government Ethics Authorization Act: Senate passed 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.
  Page S11920
  Continuing Resolution: Senate passed H.J. Res. 74, making further 
continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2002, clearing the 
measure for the President.
  Page S11920
  James A. McClure Federal Building Designations: Senate passed S. 
1459, to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse 
located at 550 West Fort Street in Boise, Idaho, as the ``James A. 
McClure Federal Building and United States Courthouse''.
  Page S11921
  Wayne Lyman Morse United States Courthouse Designation: Senate passed 
S. 1270, to designate the United States courthouse to be constructed at 
8th Avenue and Mill Street in Eugene, Oregon, as the ``Wayne Lyman 
Morse United States Courthouse''.
  Page S11921
  Afghan Women and Children Relief Act: Senate passed S. 1573, to 
authorize the provision of educational and health care assistance to 
the women and children of Afghanistan, after agreeing to the following 
amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S11921-22
  Reid (for Hutchison) Amendment No. 2158, to amend the reporting and 
funding provisions.
Page S11922
  Legal Representation Authorizations: Senate agreed to S. Res. 181, to 
authorize testimony, document production, and legal representation in 
State of Idaho v. Joseph Daniel Hooper.
  Page S11922
  United Kingdom Alliance Appreciations: Senate agreed to S. Res. 174, 
expressing appreciation to the United Kingdom for its solidarity and 
leadership as an ally of the United States and reaffirming the special 
relationship between the two countries.
  Pages S11922-23
  National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day: Committee on the Judiciary was 
discharged from further consideration of S. Con. Res. 44, expressing 
the sense of the Congress regarding National Pearl Harbor Remembrance 
Day, and the resolution was then agreed to, after agreeing to the 
following amendment proposed thereto:
  Page S11923
  Reid (for Fitzgerald/Durbin) Amendment No. 2159, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Page S11923
  Small Business Investment Company Amendments Act: Senate passed S. 
1196, to amend the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, after 
agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S11923-26
  Reid (for Bond/Kerry) Amendment No. 2160, to amend the bill with 
respect to subsidy fees.
Pages S11923-26
  Muscular Dystrophy-CARE Act: Senate passed H.R. 717, to amend the 
Public Health Service Act to provide for research with respect to 
various forms of muscular dystrophy, including Duchenne, Becker, limb 
girdle, congenital, facioscapulohumeral, myotonic, oculopharyngeal, 
distal, and Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophies, after agreeing to a 
committee amendment.
  Page S11926
  Property Vandalism and Destruction Reduction: Senate passed H.R. 
2924, to provide authority to the Federal Power Marketing 
Administrations to reduce vandalism and destruction of property, 
clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages S11926-27
Agriculture Appropriations Conference Report: By 92 yeas to 7 nays 
(Vote No. 339), Senate agreed to the conference report on 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, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                        Pages S11872-78
Commerce, Justice, State Appropriation Conference Report: By 98 yeas to 
1 nay (Vote No. 340), Senate agreed to 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, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                        Pages S11878-86
Intellectual Property and High Technology Technical Amendments Act: 
Senate concurred in the amendment of the House to S. 320, to make 
technical corrections in patent, copyright, and trademark laws, with a 
further amendment as follows:
  Page S11926
  Reid (for Hatch) Amendment No. 2162 (to the amendment of the House), 
in the nature of a substitute.
Page S11926
Aviation Security Act Conference Report--Agreement: A unanimous-
consent-time agreement was reached providing for consideration of the 
conference report on S. 1447, to improve aviation security. 
                                                            Page S11915
Executive Reports of Committees: Senate received the following 
executive report of a committee:
  Report to accompany Protocol Relating To The Madrid Agreement (Treaty 
Doc. 106-41) (Ex. Rept. 107-1)
Pages S11939-40

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Messages From the President: Senate received the following message from 
the President of the United States:
  Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report on the seventh biennial 
revision (2002-2006) to the United States Arctic Research Plan; to the 
Committee on Governmental Affairs. (PM-59)
Page S11939
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  Odessa F. Vincent, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate 
Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of 
fifteen years.
  Raymond F. Burghardt, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Socialist 
Republic of Vietnam.
  Ronald Weiser, of Michigan, to be Ambassador to the Slovak Republic.
  J. Richard Blankenship, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the 
Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
  George L. Argyros, Sr., of California, to be Ambassador to Spain, and 
to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador 
to Andorra.
  Cynthia Shepard Perry, of Texas, to be United States Director of the 
African Development Bank for a term of five years.
  Jose A. Fourquet, of New Jersey, to be United States Executive 
Director of the Inter-American Development Bank for a term of three 
years.
  Larry Miles Dinger, of Iowa, to be Ambassador to the Federated States 
of Micronesia.
  Charles Lawrence Greenwood, Jr., of Florida, a Career Member of the 
Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, for the rank of 
Ambassador during his tenure of service as Coordinator for Asia Pacific 
Economic Cooperation (APEC).
  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.
  Lyons Brown, Jr., of Kentucky, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Austria.
  Ernest L. Johnson, of Louisiana, to be an Alternate Representative of 
the United States of America to the Fifty-sixth Session of the General 
Assembly of the United Nations.
  William J. Hybl, of Colorado, to be Representative of the United 
States of America to the Fifty-sixth Session of the General Assembly of 
the United Nations.
  Nancy Cain Marcus, of Texas, to be an Alternate Representative of the 
United States of America to the Fifty-sixth Session of the General 
Assembly of the United Nations.
  William D. Montgomery, of Pennsylvania, to be Ambassador to the 
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
  Constance Berry Newman, of Illinois, to be an Assistant Administrator 
of the United States Agency for International Development.
  Melvin F. Sembler, of Florida, to be Ambassador to Italy.
  Robert M. Beecroft, of Maryland, a Career Member of the Senior 
Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, for the rank of 
Ambassador during his tenure of service as Head of Mission, 
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Bosnia and 
Herzegovina.
  Charles Lester Pritchard, of Virginia, for the rank of Ambassador 
during his tenure of service as Special Envoy for Negotiations with the 
Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and United States 
Representative to the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization 
(KEDO).
  John Marshall, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Administrator of the 
United States Agency for International Development.
  Darryl Norman Johnson, of Washington, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom 
of Thailand.
  A routine list in the Foreign Service.
Pages S11971-72
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Vickers B. Meadows, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of 
Housing and Urban Development.
  Beverly Cook, of Idaho, to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy 
(Environment, Safety and Health).
  J. Paul Gilman, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Administrator of the 
Environmental Protection Agency.
  Morris X. Winn, of Texas, to be an Assistant Administrator of the 
Environmental Protection Agency.
  Edward Kingman, Jr., of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of the 
Treasury.
  Edward Kingman, Jr., of Maryland, to be Chief Financial Officer, 
Department of the Treasury.
  Arthur E. Dewey, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of State 
(Population, Refugees, and Migration).
  Louis Kincannon, of Virginia, to be Director of the Census.
  Michael A. Battle, of New York, to be United States Attorney for the 
Western District of New York for a term of four years.
  Melanie Sabelhaus, of Maryland, to be Deputy Administrator of the 
Small Business Administration.
  A routine list in the Army.
Pages S11970-71
Nominations Withdrawn: Senate received notification of withdrawal of 
the following nominations:
  Shirlee Bowne, of Florida, to be a Director of the Federal Housing 
Finance Board for a term expiring

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February 27, 2004, which was sent to the Senate on September 14, 2001. 
                                                            Page S11972
Messages From the House:
  Page S11939
Measures Referred:
  Page S11939
Executive Communications:
  Page S11939
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Pages S11939-40
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S11940-41
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S11941-58
Additional Statements:
  Pages S11938-39
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S11958-69
Authority for Committees to Meet:
  Page S11970
Privilege of the Floor:
  Page S11970
Record Votes: Three record votes were taken today. (Total-341) 
                                           Pages S11878, S11886, S11914
Adjournment: Senate met at 10 a.m., and adjourned at 8:34 p.m., until 
10 a.m., on Friday, November 16, 2001. (For Senate's program, see the 
remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
NEW FEDERAL FARM BILL
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Committee ordered 
favorably reported an original bill, 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, and to ensure consumers abundant food 
and fiber.
TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and 
Capabilities concluded hearings to examine terrorist organizations and 
motivations, after receiving testimony from Jerrold M. Post, George 
Washington University Political Psychology Program, Washington, D.C.; 
and Brian M. Jenkins, RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California.
TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and 
Capabilities met in closed session to receive a briefing on terrorist 
organizations and motivations from Jennifer L. Oatman, Senior Terrorism 
Analyst, Joint Terrorism Analysis Center, Intelligence Directorate, J-
2, The Joint Staff; and an official of the intelligence community.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded 
hearings on the nominations of Allan I. Mendelowitz, of Connecticut, 
Franz S. Leichter, of New York, and John Thomas Korsmo, of North 
Dakota, each to be a Director, all of the Federal Housing Finance 
Board, Eduardo Aguirre, Jr., of Texas, to be First Vice President of 
the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and Randall S. Kroszner, 
of Illinois, to be a Member of the Council of Economic Advisers.
NOMINATION
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded 
hearings on the nomination of William Schubert, of Texas, to be 
Administrator of the Maritime Administration, Department of 
Transportation, after the nominee testified and answered questions in 
his own behalf.
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 and the 
economy, after receiving testimony from Vermont Governor Howard Dean, 
Montpelier; Gerard M. Anderson, DTE Energy Resources/DTE Energy 
Company, Detroit, Michigan, and Jeff Sterba, Public Service Company of 
New Mexico, Albuquerque, both on behalf of the Edison Electric 
Institute; Robert LaCount, Jr., PG National Energy Group, Bethesda, 
Maryland; Jeffrey C. Smith, Institute of Clean Air Companies, David G. 
Hawkins, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Ronald J. Tipton, 
National Parks Conservation Association, all of Washington, D.C.; John 
L. Kirkwood, American Lung Association, New York, New York; and Bill 
Banig, United Mine Workers of America, Fairfax, Virginia.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Finance: Committee concluded hearings on the nominations 
of Richard Clarida, of Connecticut, to be Assistant Secretary for 
Economic Policy, Kenneth Lawson, of Florida, to be Assistant Secretary 
for Enforcement, and B. John Williams, Jr., of Virginia, to be Chief 
Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service and Assistant General Counsel, 
all of the Department of the Treasury, James B. Lockhart III, of 
Connecticut, to be Deputy Commissioner of Social Security, and Harold 
Daub, of Nebraska, to be a Member of the Social Security Advisory 
Board, both of the Social Security Administration, and Janet Hale, of 
Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary for Management and Budget, and Joan 
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Ohl, of West Virginia, to be Commissioner of the Children, Youth, and 
Family Administration, both of the Department of Health and Human 
Services, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their 
own behalf. Mr. Daub was introduced by Senators Ben Nelson and Hagel.
AID TO AFGHANISTAN
Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on International 
Operations and Terrorism and the Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South 
Asian Affairs concluded joint hearings to examine U.S. efforts to 
deliver humanitarian relief to alleviate hunger and meet other critical 
needs in Afghanistan, after receiving testimony from Alan Kreczko, 
Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Bureau of Population, Refugees 
and Migration; Leonard Rogers, Acting Assistant Administrator for 
Humanitarian Response, and Bernd McConnell, Director of Central Asian 
Task Force, both of the United States Agency for International 
Development; and Joel Charny, Refugees International, Mark Bartolini, 
International Rescue Committee, and George Devendorf, Mercy Corps, all 
of Washington, D.C.
MEDICARE PAYMENT FOR AMBULANCE SERVICES
Committee on Governmental Affairs: Committee concluded oversight 
hearings to examine the payment and coverage policies of the Centers 
for Medicare and Medicaid Services for ambulance services, after 
receiving testimony from Thomas A. Scully, Administrator, Centers for 
Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human 
Services; Laura A. Dummit, Director, Health Care--Medicare Payment 
Issues, General Accounting Office; Mark D. Lindquist, St. Mary's 
Regional Health Center, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota; Gary L. Wingrove, 
Gold Cross Ambulance/Mayo Medical Transport/Mayo Foundation for Medical 
Education and Research, Rochester, Minnesota, on behalf of the 
Minnesota Ambulance Association; Mark D. Meijer, Life EMS Ambulance 
Service, Grand Rapids, Michigan, on behalf of the American Ambulance 
Association; James N. Pruden, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center 
Department of Emergency Medicine, Paterson, New Jersey, on behalf of 
the NJ EMS Coalition; Lori Moore, International Association of Fire 
Fighters, Washington, D.C.; and John Sinclair, Central Pierce Fire and 
Rescue, Tacoma, Washington, on behalf of the International Association 
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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Measures Introduced: 13 public bills, H.R. 3297-3309; and; 3 
resolutions, H.J. Res. 74; H. Con. Res. 270-271 were introduced. 
                                                         Pages H8247-48
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 2604, to authorize the United States to participate in and 
contribute to the seventh replenishment of the resources of the Asian 
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 
Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the European Bank for 
Reconstruction and Development, amended (H. Rept. 107-291); and
  H.R. 2871, to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United 
States, amended (H. Rept. 107-292).
  H. Res. 289, providing for consideration of H.R. 3009, to extend the 
Andean Trade Preference Act, to grant additional trade benefits under 
that Act (H. Rept. 107-293);
  H. Res. 290, waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with 
respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the 
Committee on Rules (H. Rept. 107-294); and
  H. Res. 291, waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with 
respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the 
Committee on Rules (H. Rept. 107-295).
Page H8247
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Iman 
Yahya Hendi, Muslim Chaplain of Georgetown University.
  Page H8183
  H. Res. 286, the rule waiving points of order against the conference 
report was agreed to by voice vote.
Page H8217
Resolutions Reported from the Committee on Rules: Agreed to lay the 
following resolutions on the table: H. Res. 179, 182, 217, 220, 236, 
237, 258, 267, and 268.
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Retirement Security Advice Act: The House passed 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 by 
a recorded vote of 280 ayes to 144 noes, Roll No. 442. 
                                                      Pages H8189-H8215
  Pursuant to the rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute 
printed in part A of H. Rept. 107-289 was considered as adopted. 
                                                             Page H8191
  Rejected the Andrews amendment in the nature of a substitute printed 
in part B of H. Rept. 107-289 and made in order by the rule by a yea-
and-nay vote of 180 yeas to 243 nays, Roll No. 441.
Page H8214
  Earlier agreed to the unanimous consent request by Representative 
Fletcher notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, that 
the Chair may postpone further consideration of the bill to a time 
designated by the Speaker on this legislative day
Page H8210
  H. Res. 288, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was 
agreed to by voice vote.
Page H8214
Recess: The House recessed at 1:30 p.m. and reconvened at 2:39 p.m. 
                                                             Page H8213
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures that were debated on Tuesday, Nov. 13.
  Page H8215
  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 (agreed to by a yea-and-nay 
vote of 418 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 443. Agreed to 
amend the title);
  Pages H8215-16
  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 (agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 338 
yeas to 86 nays, Roll No. 444); and
  Page H8216
  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 (agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote 
of 297 yeas to 125 nays with 1 voting ``present'', Roll No. 445). 
                                                         Pages H8216-17
Sudan Peace Act--Request A Conference: The House passed S. 180, to 
facilitate famine relief efforts and a comprehensive solution to the 
war in Sudan, after amending it to contain the text of H.R. 2052, to 
facilitate famine relief efforts and a comprehensive solution to the 
war in Sudan,as passed the House. H.R. 2052 was then laid on the table. 
Subsequently, the House insisted on its amendment and asked for a 
conference with the Senate. Appointed as conferees for consideration of 
the Senate bill and the House amendment, and modifications committed to 
conference: Chairman Hyde and Representatives Gilman, Smith of New 
Jersey, Ros-Lehtinen, Royce, Tancredo, Lantos, Berman, Payne, and 
McKinney. For consideration of sections 8 and 9 of the House amendment, 
and modifications committed to conference: Chairman Oxley and 
Representatives Baker, Bachus, LaFalce, and Frank.
  Pages H8217-19
Making Continuing Appropriations for FY 2001: The House passed H.J. 
Res. 74, making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 
2001 through December 7, 2001. The joint resolution was considered by 
unanimous consent.
  Pages H8219-27
Presidential Message--Arctic Research Plan: Read a message from the 
President wherein he transmitted the seventh biennial revision (2002-
2006) to the United States Arctic Research Plan referred to the 
Committee on Science.
  Page H8227
Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on 
page H8249
Senate messages: Messages received from the Senate appear on pages 
H8213, H8217.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea-and-nay votes and one recorded vote 
developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages 
H8214, H8214-15, H8215, H8216, H8216-17. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and at 7:45 p.m. stands in recess 
subject to the call of the Chair.


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Committee Meetings
BUENA VISTA WATERSHED PROPOSAL; USDA BIOSECURITY PROGRAMS
Committee on Agriculture: Approved the Buena Vista Watershed Proposal.

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  The Committee also held a hearing to review the USDA Biosecurity 
Programs and Authorities. Testimony was heard from James R. Moseley, 
Deputy Secretary, USDA.
BIOTERRORISM AND PROPOSALS TO COMBAT TERRORISM
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Held a hearing on bioterrorism and 
proposals to combat terrorism. Testimony was heard from Tommy Thompson, 
Secretary of Health and Human Services.
CYBER SECURITY
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and 
Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled ``Cyber Security: Private-
Sector Efforts Addressing Cyber Threats.'' Testimony was heard from 
public witnesses.
RAISING HEALTH AWARENESS
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
entitled ``Raising Health Awareness Through Examining Benign Brain 
Tumor Cancer, Alpha One, and Breast Implant Issues.'' Testimony was 
heard from public witnesses.
NATION'S CAPITAL--EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on the District of 
Columbia held a hearing on the ``Emergency Preparedness in the Nation's 
Capital-Economic Impact of Terrorists Attacks.'' Testimony was heard 
from public witnesses.
HELP AMERICA VOTE ACT
Committee on House Administration: Ordered reported, as amended, H.R. 
3295, Help America Vote Act of 2001.
AFRICA--WAR ON GLOBAL TERRORISM
Committee on International Relations: Subcommittee on Africa held a 
hearing on Africa and the War on Global Terrorism. Testimony was heard 
from Susan E. Rice, former Assistant Secretary, Department of State; 
and public witnesses.
NORTHEAST ASIA AFTER 9/11
Committee on International Relations: Subcommittee on East Asia and the 
Pacific held a hearing on Northeast Asia after 9/11: Regional Trends 
and Interests. Testimony was heard frompublic witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on the Judiciary: Ordered reported the following bills: H.R. 
3275, amended, to implement the International Convention for the 
Suppression of Terrorists Bombings to strengthen criminal laws relating 
to attacks on places of public use, to implement the International 
Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism, to combat 
terrorism and defend the Nation against terrorist acts; H.R. 3209, 
amended, Anti-Hoax Terrorism Act of 2001; H.R. 3030, Basic Pilot 
Extension Act of 2001; and H.R. 1022, Community Recognition Act of 
2001.
IMMIGRATION REFORM AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims held 
a hearing on H.R. 3231, Immigration Reform and Accountability Act of 
2001. Testimony was heard from James W. Ziglar, Commissioner, INS, 
Department of Justice; and public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation and 
Public Landsapproved for full Committee action the following bills: 
H.R. 38, amended, Homestead National Monument of America Additions Act; 
H.R. 1925, amended, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to study 
the suitability and feasibility of designating the Waco Mammoth Site 
Area in Waco, Texas, as a unit of the National Park System; H.R. 1963, 
to amend the National Trails System Act to designate the route taken by 
American soldier and frontiersman, George Rogers Clark and his men 
during the Revolutionary War to capture the British forts as Kaskaskia 
and Cahokia, Illinois, and Vincennes, Indiana, for study for potential 
addition to the National Trails System; H.R. 2234, amended, Tumacacori 
National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act of 2001; 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; and H.R. 2440, 
amended, to rename Wolf Trap Farm Park as `Wolf Trap National Park for 
the Performing Arts.'
SAME DAY CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION REPORTED FROM THE RULES COMMITTEE 
ON CONFERENCE REPORT TO IMPROVE AVIATION SECURITY
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a resolution waiving clause 
6(a) of rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a rule on 
the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee) against certain 
resolutions reported from the Rules Committee. The resoution applies 
the waiver to any special rule reported on the legislative day of 
November 16, 2001, providing for the condideration or disposition of a 
conference report to accompany the bill (S. 1447) to improve aviation 
security, and for other

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purposes, or any amendment reported in disagreement from a conference 
threon.
ANDEAN TRADE PROMOTION AND DRUG ERADICATION ACT
Committee on Rules: Granted, by a voice vote, a closed rule providing 
one hour of debate in the House on H.R. 3009, Andean Trade Promotion 
and Drug Eradication Act, equally divided and controlled by the 
chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and 
Means. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the 
bill. The rule provides that the amendment recommended by the Committee 
on Ways and Means now printed in the bill shall be considered as 
adopted. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or 
without instructions. Testimony was heard from Chairman Thomas and 
Representatives George Miller of California, Farr of California, and 
Faleomavaega.
SAME DAY CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION REPORTED FROM THE RULES COMMITTEE 
ON BILL MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Committee on Rules: Granted, by a voice vote, a resolution waiving 
clause 6(a) of rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a 
rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee) against 
certain resolutions reported from the Rules Committee. The resoution 
applies the waiver to any special rule reported on the legislative day 
of November 16, 2001, providing for the condideration or disposition of 
a bill making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the 
fiscal year ending September 20, 2002, and for other purposes.
WATER INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY AND RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT ACT
Committee on Science: Ordered reported, as amended, H.R. 3178, Water 
Infrastructure Security and Research Development Act.
NATIONAL SALES TAX HOLIDAY
Committee on Small Business: Held a hearing on a national sales tax 
holiday, and its potential to serve as a stimulus for our nation's 
small businesses. Testimony was heard from Representatives Graham, 
Abercrombie and Baird; and public witnesses.
TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOAD PROGRAM
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Water 
Resources and Environment held a hearing on the Future of the TMDL 
Program: How to Make TMDLs Effective Tools for Improving Water Quality. 
Testimony was heard from George Tracy Mehan III, Assistant 
Administrator, Office of Water, EPA.
TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION
Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Human Resources held a 
hearing on Teen Pregnancy Prevention. Testimony was heard from Bobby P. 
Jindal, Assistant Secretary, Planning and Evaluation, Department of 
Health and Human Services; and public witnesses.
QUADRENNIAL INTELLIGENCECOMMUNITY REVIEW
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Subcommittee on 
Intelligence Policy and National Security met in executive session to 
hold a hearing on Quadrennial Intelligence Community Review. Testimony 
was heard from departmental witnesses.
FBI INFORMATION SHARING
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Subcommittee on Terrorism 
and Homeland Security met in executive session to hold a hearing on FBI 
Information Sharing. Testimony was heard from departmental witnesses.

Joint Meetings
AVIATION SECURITY
Conferees agreed to file a conference report on the differences between 
the Senate and House passed versions of S. 1447, to improve aviation 
security.


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                         COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR

                       FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2001

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  No meetings/hearings scheduled.


                                 House

  Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Government 
Efficiency, Financial Management, and Intergovernmental Relations, 
hearing on ``Does America Need A National Identifier?'' 10 a.m., 
2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on Ways and Means, to mark up H.R. 3210, Terrorism Risk 
Protection Act, 2 p.m., 1100 Longworth.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                      10 a.m., Friday, November 16

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Friday: Senate will be in a period of morning business. 
Also, Senate expects to consider the conference report on S. 1447, 
Aviation Security Act.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                      9 a.m., Friday, November 16

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Friday: Consideration of the conference report on S. 1447, 
Aviation Security Act (closed rule, one hour of debate);
  Consideration of H.R. 3009, Andean Trade Promotion and Drug 
Eradication Act (subject to a rule); and
  Consideration of DoD Appropriations (subject to a rule). 


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