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                                         Tuesday, December 11, 2001

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S12817-S12988
Measures Introduced: Thirteen bills and three resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 1795-1807, S. Res. 189-190, and S. Con. Res. 
92.
  Pages S12858-59
Measures Reported:
  S. 1803, to authorize appropriations under the Arms Export Control 
Act and the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 for security assistance for 
fiscal years 2002 and 2003. (S. Rept. No. 107-122)
Page S12858
Measures Passed:
  Chamber Photograph Authorization: Senate agreed to S. Res. 190, 
authorizing the taking of a photograph in the Chamber of the United 
States Senate.
  Page S12985
  Judicial Financial Disclosure Authority: Senate passed H.R. 2336, to 
extend for 4 years, through December 31, 2005, the authority to redact 
financial disclosure statements of judicial employees and judicial 
officers, after agreeing to the following amendments proposed thereto: 
                                                            Page S12985
  Reid (for Lieberman/Thompson) Amendment No. 2478, to extend for 4 
years the authority to redact financial disclosure statements of 
judicial employees and judicial officers.
Page S12985
  Reid (for Lieberman) Amendment No. 2479, to amend the title. 
                                                            Page S12985
  Honoring U.S. Servicemen Slain in Saudi Arabia: Senate agreed to S. 
Con. Res. 55, honoring the 19 United States servicemen who died in the 
terrorist bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia on June 25, 
1996.
  Page S12985
  District of Columbia Police Coordination Amendment Act: Senate passed 
H.R. 2199, to amend the National Capital Revitalization and Self-
Government Improvement Act of 1997 to permit any Federal law 
enforcement agency to enter into a cooperative agreement with the 
Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia to assist 
the Department in carrying out crime prevention and law enforcement 
activities in the District of Columbia if deemed appropriate by the 
Chief of the Department and the United States Attorney for the District 
of Columbia, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed 
thereto:
  Pages S12986-87
  Reid (for Lieberman) Amendment No. 2480, to make a certain technical 
correction.
Pages S12986-87
  Farm Credit Assistance: Senate passed S. 1519, to amend the 
Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act to provide farm credit 
assistance for activated reservists.
  Page S12987
Federal Farm Bill: Senate continued consideration of S. 1731, 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, taking action on the 
following amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S12826-36, S12837-53
Rejected:
  Crapo Amendment No. 2472 (to Amendment No. 2471), to replace the 
provision relating to the national dairy program with the provision 
from the bill passed by the House of Representatives. (By 51 yeas to 47 
nays (Vote No. 362), Senate tabled the amendment) 
                                             Pages S12834-36, S12837-42
Pending:
  Daschle (for Harkin) Amendment No. 2471, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Pages S12829-34
  Lugar/Domenici Amendment No. 2473 (to Amendment No. 2471), of a 
perfecting nature.
Pages S12845-53
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the bill at 9:30 a.m., on Wednesday, December 12, 
2001, with a vote in relation to Lugar/Domenici Amendment No. 2473 (to 
Amendment No. 2471) (listed above), to occur at approximately 10:20 
a.m.
Page S12853
Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act: Senate concurred in the 
amendment of the House to S. 494, to provide for a transition to 
democracy and to promote economic recovery in Zimbabwe. 
                                                         Page S12985-86
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:

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  By unanimous vote of 97 yeas (Vote No. EX. 361), John D. Bates, of 
Maryland, to be United States District Judge for the District of 
Columbia.
  Kurt D. Engelhardt, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge 
for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
  Julie A. Robinson, of Kansas, to be United States District Judge for 
the District of Kansas.
Pages S12817-21, S12988
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Raymond L. Orbach, of California, to be Director of the Office of 
Science, Department of Energy.
  James Duane Dawson, of West Virginia, to be United States Marshal for 
the Southern District of West Virginia for the term of four years.
  William Carey Jenkins, of Louisiana, to be United States Marshal for 
the Middle District of Louisiana for the term of four years.
  Dwight MacKay, of Montana, to be United States Marshal for the 
District of Montana for the term of four years.
  Ronald Richard McCubbin, Jr., of Kentucky, to be United States 
Marshal for the Western District of Kentucky for the term of four 
years.
  David Reid Murtaugh, of Indiana, to be United States Marshal for the 
Northern District of Indiana for the term of four years.
  Routine lists in the Air Force, Army.
Pages S12987-88
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S12858
Additional Cosponsors:
  Page S12859
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S12859-70
Additional Statements:
  Page S12858
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S12870-S12984
Authority for Committees to Meet:
  Page S12984
Privilege of the Floor:
  Page S12984
Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--362) 
                                                   Pages S12818, S12842
Adjournment: Senate met at 9:30 a.m., and adjourned at 6:58 p.m., until 
9:30 a.m., on Wednesday, December 12, 2001. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Armed Services: Committee met to discuss the status of the 
conference on S. 1438, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
Year 2002, but made no announcements, and recessed subject to call.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee ordered 
favorably reported the nominations of Eduardo Aguirre, Jr., of Texas, 
to be First Vice President, and J. Joseph Grandmaison, of New 
Hampshire, to be a Member of the Board of Directors, both of the 
Export-Import Bank of the United States, and Kenneth M. Donohue, Sr., 
of Virginia, to be Inspector General, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development.
NOMINATION
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded hearings on the 
nomination of Francis Joseph Ricciardone, Jr., of New Hampshire, to be 
Ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines and to serve concurrently 
and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Republic of 
Palau, after the nominee testified and answered questions in his own 
behalf.
HOMELAND SECURITY
Committee on Governmental Affairs: Committee concluded hearings to 
examine the local role in homeland security, focusing on the federal 
government's role in preparedness assessment and planning, and in 
providing resources necessary to local areas for terrorism defense, 
after receiving testimony from Mayor Marc H. Morial, New Orleans, 
Louisiana, on behalf of the United States Conference of Mayors; Joseph 
E. Tinkham II, Maine Department of Defense Veterans and Emergency 
Management, Augusta; Jay Fisette, Arlington County Board, Arlington, 
Virginia; Javier Gonzales, Santa Fe County Commission, Santa Fe, New 
Mexico, on behalf of the National Association of Counties; Michael C. 
Caldwell, Dutchess County Department of Health, Dutchess County, New 
York, on behalf of the National Association of County and City Health 
Officials; Richard J. Sheirer, New York City Mayor's Office of 
Emergency Management, New York, New York; John D. White, Jr., Tennessee 
Emergency Management Agency, Nashville, on behalf of the State 
Government of Tennessee; William B. Berger, International Association 
of Chiefs of Police, Alexandria, Virginia; and Michael J. Crouse, 
International Association of Fire Fighters, Washington, D.C.
HOMELAND DEFENSE--LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight 
and the Courts concluded hearings on S. 1615, to provide for the 
sharing of certain

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foreign intelligence information with local law enforcement personnel, 
after receiving testimony from Mayor Martin O'Malley, Baltimore, 
Maryland; Chuck Canterbury, Horry County Police Department, Myrtle 
Beach, South Carolina, on behalf of the Fraternal Order of Police; Jon 
J. Greiner, Utah Chief's of Police Association, Ogden; and Bernard B. 
Kerik, New York, New York.


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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Measures Introduced: 20 public bills, H.R. 3441-3460; and 2 
resolutions, H. Con. Res. 286, and H. Res 310, were introduced. 
                                                         Pages H9238-39
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 2440, to rename Wolf Trap Farm Park as ``Wolf Trap National Park 
for the Performing Arts'', amended (H. Rept. 107-330);
  H. Res. 311 providing for consideration of H.R. 3295, to establish a 
program to provide funds to States to replace punch card voting 
systems, to establish the Election Assistance Commission to assist in 
the administration of Federal elections and to otherwise provide 
assistance with the administration of certain Federal election laws and 
programs, to establish minimum election administration standards for 
States and units of local government with responsibility for the 
administration of Federal elections, amended (H. Rept. 107-331); and
  H. Res. 312, waiving points of order against the conference report on 
H.R. 2883, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2002 for 
intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States 
Government, the Community Management Account and the Central 
Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System (H. Rept. 107-
332).
Pages H9234-35, H9238
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he 
appointed Representative Otter to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
                                                             Page H9083
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by Dr. Lloyd John Ogilvie, 
Chaplain of the Senate.
  Page H9087
Recess: The House recessed at 1:02 p.m. and reconvened at 2:00 p.m. 
                                                             Page H9087
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Eligibility for Meals under the Richard B. Russell National School 
Lunch Act for Children of Armed Forces Members: H.R. 3216, to amend the 
Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to exclude certain basic 
allowances for housing of an individual who is a member of the 
uniformed services from the determination of eligibility for free and 
reduced price meals of a child of the individual;
  Pages H9087-89
  Global Access to HIV/AIDS Prevention, Awareness, Education, and 
Treatment: H.R. 2069, amended, to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 
1961 to authorize assistance to prevent, treat, and monitor HIV/AIDS in 
sub-Saharan African and other developing countries. Agreed to amend the 
title so as to read: ``A bill to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 
1961 and the Global AIDS and Tuberculosis Relief Act of 2000 to 
authorize assistance to prevent, treat, and monitor HIV/AIDS in sub-
Saharan African and other developing countries.''
  Pages H9089-H9106
  Support for the Tenth Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific 
Parliamentary Forum: S. Con. Res. 58, expressing support for the tenth 
annual meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum; 
                                                         Pages H9106-08
  Russia Democracy Act: H.R. 2121, amended, to make available funds 
under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to expand democracy, good 
governance, and anti-corruption programs in the Russian Federation in 
order to promote and strengthen democratic government and civil society 
in that country and to support independent media;
  Pages H9108-12
  Homeless Veterans Comprehensive Assistance Act: Agreed to the Senate 
amendment to H.R. 2716, to amend title 38, United States Code, to 
revise, improve, and consolidate provisions of law providing benefits 
and services for homeless veterans--clearing the measure for the 
President;
  Pages H9112-21
  Veterans' Compensation Rate Amendments Act of 2001: Agreed to the 
Senate amendments to H.R. 2540, to amend title 38, United States Code, 
to make various improvements to veterans' benefits programs under laws 
administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (the Senate amended 
the title so as to read: An act 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

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of such veterans)--clearing the measure for the President; 
                                                         Pages H9121-24
  Appointment of Patricia Q. Stonesifer to the Smithsonian Institution 
Board of Regents: S.J. Res. 26, providing for the appointment of 
Patricia Q. Stonesifer as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of 
the Smithsonian Institution;
  Page H9124
  Honoring the United States Capitol Police: H. Res. 309, Honoring the 
United States Capitol Police for their commitment to security at the 
Capitol;
  Pages H9125-27
  Traverse City School District, Michigan Property Conveyance for 
Recreational Facility: H.R. 3370, to amend the Coast Guard 
Authorization Act of 1996 to modify the reversionary interest of the 
United States in a parcel of property conveyed to the Traverse City 
Area School District in Traverse City, Michigan;
  Pages H9127-28
  21st Century Montgomery GI Bill Enhancement Act: H. Res. 310, 
providing for the concurrence by the House with an amendment in the 
amendments of the Senate to H.R. 1291, to amend title 38, United States 
Code, to increase the amount of educational benefits for veterans under 
the Montgomery GI Bill (the Senate amended the title so as to read: A 
bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to modify and improve 
authorities relating to education benefits, burial benefits, and 
vocational rehabilitation benefits for veterans, to modify certain 
authorities relating to the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans 
Claims, and for other purposes);
  Pages H9128-49
  Honoring Johnny Micheal Spann: H. Con. Res. 281, honoring the 
ultimate sacrifice made by Johnny Micheal Spann, the first American 
killed in combat during the war against terrorism in Afghanistan, and 
pledging continued support for members of the Armed Forces. Agreed to 
by a yea-and-nay vote of 401 yeas with none voting ``nay,'' Roll No. 
483;
  Pages H9149-52, H9166-67
  Mike Mansfield Federal Building and United States Courthouse, Butte, 
Montana: H.R. 3282, to designate the Federal building and United States 
courthouse located at 400 North Main Street in Butte, Montana, as the 
``Mike Mansfield Federal Building and United States Courthouse.'' 
Agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 401 yeas with none voting ``nay,'' 
Roll No. 484;
  Pages H9152-54, H9167
  Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts: H.R. 2440, amended, 
to rename Wolf Trap Farm Park as ``Wolf Trap National Park for the 
Performing Arts;''
  Pages H9154-56
  Fishery Conservation Management Programs: H.R. 1989, amended, to 
reauthorize various fishery conservation management programs. Agreed to 
amend the title so as to read: A bill to reauthorize various fishing 
conservation management programs, and for other purposes; 
                                                         Pages H9156-57
  Chatham County, Georgia Land Conveyance: H.R. 2595, amended, to 
direct the Secretary of the Army to convey a parcel of land to Chatham 
County, Georgia;
  Pages H9157-58
  Commending Charitable Efforts and Generosity in the Aftermath of 
September 11 Terrorist Attacks: H. Con. Res. 259, expressing the sense 
of Congress regarding the relief efforts undertaken by charitable 
organizations and the people of the United States in the aftermath of 
the terrorist attacks against the United States that occurred on 
September 11, 2001;
  Pages H9158-60
  Railroad Retirement and Survivors' Improvement Act: Agreed to the 
Senate amendments H.R. 10, to provide for pension reform. Agreed to by 
a yea-and-nay vote of 369 yeas to 33 nays, Roll No. 485. (The Senate 
amended the title so as to read: An Act to modernize the financing of 
the railroad retirement system and to provide enhanced benefits to 
employees and beneficiaries)--clearing the measure for the President; 
                                               Pages H9160-66, H9167-68
  Department of Transportation Policy Responsibility Realignment: H.R. 
3441, to amend title 49, United States Code, to realign the policy 
responsibility in the Department of Transportation;
  Pages H9168-70
  National Museum of African American History and Culture in 
Washington, D.C.: H.R. 3442, to establish the National Museum of 
African American History and Culture Plan for Action Presidential 
Commission to develop a plan of action for the establishment and 
maintenance of the National Museum of African American History and 
Culture in Washington, D.C.
  Pages H9170-73
  Additions to Nebraska Homestead National Monument of America: H.R. 
38, amended, to provide for additional lands to be included within the 
boundaries of the Homestead National Monument of America in the State 
of Nebraska;
  Pages H9179-80
  James Peak, Colorado Wilderness and Protection Area: H.R. 1576, 
amended, to designate the James Peak Wilderness and Protection Area in 
the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests in the State of Colorado; 
                                                         Pages H9180-84
  Native American Cultural Center and Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: 
H.R. 2742, amended, to authorize the construction of a Native American 
Cultural Center and Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma;
  Pages H9184-87

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  Basic Pilot Program for Employment Eligibility Verification: H.R. 
3030, amended, to extend the ``Basic Pilot'' employment verification 
system. Agreed to amend the title so as to read: A bill to extend the 
basic pilot program for employment eligibility verification, and for 
other purposes;
  Pages H9187-89
  Small Business Investment Company Amendments: Agreed to the Senate 
amendment to the House amendment to S. 1196, to amend the Small 
Business Investment Act of 1958--clearing the measure for the 
President; and
  Pages H9193-95
  Enhancement of Authorities of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs: H.R. 
3447, to amend title 38, United States Code, to enhance the authority 
of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to recruit and retain qualified 
nurses for the Veterans Health Administration, to provide an additional 
basis for establishing the inability of veterans to defray expenses of 
necessary medical care, to enhance certain health care programs of the 
Department of Veterans Affairs.
  Pages H9217-25
Suspensions--Further Proceedings Postponed: The House completed debate 
on the following motions to suspend the rules upon which further 
proceedings were postponed until Wednesday, Dec. 12:
  Keeping the Social Security Promise Initiative: H. Con. Res. 282, 
expressing the sense of Congress that the Social Security promise 
should be kept;
  Pages H9173-78
  Anti-Hoax Terrorism Act: H.R. 3209, amended, to amend title 18, 
United States Code, with respect to false communications about certain 
criminal violations; and
  Pages H9189-92
  Public Health Service and Bioterrorism Response Act: H.R. 3448, to 
improve the ability of the United States to prevent, prepare for, and 
respond to bioterrorism and other public health emergencies. 
                                                      Pages H9195-H9217
Community Recognition Act of 2001--Corrections Calendar: On the call of 
the corrections calendar, the House completed debate on H.R. 1022, to 
amend title 4, United States Code, to make sure the rules of etiquette 
for flying the flag of the United States do not preclude the flying of 
flags at half mast when ordered by city and local officials. Further 
proceedings were postponed until Wednesday, Dec. 12. Earlier, the House 
agreed to the Committee on the Judiciary amendment to the bill. 
                                                         Pages H9192-93
Recess: The House recessed at 11:47 p.m. and reconvened at 9 a.m. on 
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001.
  Pages H9234, H9237
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate appears on page H9083.
Referrals: S. Con. Res. 91 was referred to the Committee on 
International Relations and S. Con. Res. 73 and S. Con. Res. 87 were 
held at the desk.
  Page H9237
Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on 
page H9237.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes developed during the 
proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H9166-67, H9167, and 
H9168. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 12:30 p.m. and adjourned at 9:01 a.m. on 
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001.


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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
PAINKILLER OXYCONTIN
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State 
and Judiciary held a hearing on OxyContin. Testimony was heard from Asa 
Hutchinson, Administrator, DEA, Department of Justice; and public 
witnesses.
U.S. GOVERNMENT AND NEXTWAVE, INC. SETTLEMENT
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Telecommunications 
and the Internet held a hearing on the settlement between the U.S. 
Government and Nextwave, Inc., to resolve disputed spectrum licenses. 
Testimony was heard from Michael K. Powell, Chairman, FCC; Joseph H. 
Hunt, Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice; 
and public witnesses.
HELP AMERICA VOTE ACT
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a closed rule on H.R. 3295, 
Help America Vote Act of 2001. providing one hour of debate in the 
House equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking 
minority member of the Committee on House Administration. The rule 
waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule 
provides that the amendment recommended by the Committee on House 
Administration now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment 
printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying the 
resolution, shall be considered as adopted. Finally, the rule provides 
one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was 
heard from Chairman Ney and Representatives Putnam, Goodlatte, Upton, 
Vitter, Hoyer, Davis of Illinois, Maloney of New York, Hastings of 
Florida, and Menendez.

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CONFERENCE REPORT--INTELLIGENCE AUTHORIZATION ACT
Committee on Rules: Granted by voice vote a rule waiving points of 
order against the conference report to accompany H.R. 2883, 
Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002, and against its 
consideration. Testimony was heard from Chairman Goss and 
Representative Nancy Pelosi.

Joint Meetings
EDUCATION REFORM
Conferees agreed to file a conference report on the differences between 
the Senate and House passed versions of H.R. 1, to close the 
achievement gap with accountability, flexibility, and choice, so that 
no child is left behind.


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2001-12-12

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                   COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

                           DECEMBER 12, 2001

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine the 
Department of Defense implementation of the President's Military 
Order on the detention, treatment, and trial by military commissions 
of certain non-citizens in the war on terrorism, 9:30 a.m., SR-325.
  Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: business meeting to 
consider the nomination of Harold Craig Manson, of California, to be 
Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife, the nomination of 
Kathleen Burton Clarke, of Utah, to be Director of the Bureau of 
Land Management, the nomination of Jeffrey D. Jarrett, of 
Pennsylvania, to be Director of the Office of Surface Mining 
Reclamation and Enforcement, and the nomination of Rebecca W. 
Watson, of Montana, to be Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals 
Management, all of the Department of the Interior; and the 
nomination of Michael Smith, of Oklahoma, to be Assistant Secretary 
for Fossil Energy, the nomination of Margaret S.Y. Chu, of New 
Mexico, to be Director of the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste 
Management, and the nomination of Beverly Cook, of Idaho, to be 
Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety and Health, all of the 
Department of Energy, Time to be announced, S-216, Capitol.
  Committee on Finance: business meeting to mark up H. R. 3005, to 
extend trade authorities procedures with respect to reciprocal trade 
agreements; and to consider the nomination of Richard Clarida, of 
Connecticut, to be Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy, the 
nomination of Kenneth Lawson, of Florida, to be Assistant Secretary 
for Enforcement, and the nomination of 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; 
the nomination of Janet Hale, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary 
for Management and Budget, and the nomination of Joan E. Ohl, of 
West Virginia, to be Commissioner on Children, Youth, and Families, 
both of the Department of Health and Human Services; and the 
nomination of James B. Lockhart III, of Connecticut, to be Deputy 
Commissioner of Social Security, and the nomination of Harold Daub, 
of Nebraska, to be a Member of the Social Security Advisory Board, 
both of the Social Security Administration, 10 a.m., SD-215.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: business meeting to consider S. 
1779, to authorize the establishment of ``Radio Free Afghanistan''; 
H.R. 3167, to endorse the vision of further enlargement of the NATO 
Alliance articulated by President George W. Bush on June 15, 2001, 
and by former President William J. Clinton on October 22, 1996; S. 
Con. Res. 86, expressing the sense of Congress that women from all 
ethnic groups in Afghanistan should participate in the economic and 
political reconstruction of Afghanistan; H. Con. Res. 77, expressing 
the sense of the Congress regarding the efforts of people of the 
United States of Korean ancestry to reunite with their family 
members in North Korea; and 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 the Congress with respect to the 
Government of Burma; and pending nominations, 2:30 p.m., SD-419.
  Select Committee on Intelligence: closed business meeting to 
consider pending calendar business, 2:30 p.m., S-407, Capitol.
  Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine the future 
of the Microsoft settlement, 10 a.m., SD-106.


                                 House

  Committee on Energy and Commerce, to mark up H.R. 3343, to amend 
title X of the Energy Policy Act of 1992, 10:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality, hearing on H.R. 3406, 
Electric Supply and Transmission Act of 2001, 1 p.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Capital Markets, 
Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises and the Subcommittee 
on Oversight and Investigations, joint hearing entitled ``The Enron 
Collapse: Impact on Investors and Financial Markets,'' 10 a.m., 2128 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Government Reform, hearing on ``The National Vaccine 
Injury Compensation Program: Is It Working as Congress Intended?--
Part II,'' 1 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on International Relations, to mark up the following 
measures: H.J. Res. 75, regarding the monitoring of weapons 
development in Iraq, as required by United Nations Security Council 
Resolution 687 (April 3, 1991); and H. Con. Res. 273, reaffirming 
the special relationship between the United States and the Republic 
of the Philippines, 2 p.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on East Asia and the Pacific, hearing on Southeast 
Asia after 9/11: Regional Trends and U.S. Interests, 10 a.m., 2200 
Rayburn.
  Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet 
and Intellectual Property, oversight hearing on

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``The Digital Millennium Copyright Act Section 104 Report,'' 2 p.m., 
2141 Rayburn.
  Committee on Rules, to consider the following Conference Reports: 
H.R. 1, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001; S. 1438, National Defense 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002; and 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, 4 p.m., H-313 Capitol.
  Committee on Science, Subcommittee on Environment, Technology and 
Standards, to mark up the following bills: H.R. 2733, Enterprise 
Integration Act of 2001; and H.R. 2486, Tropical Cyclone Inland 
Forecasting Improvement and Warning System Development Act of 2001, 
11 a.m., 2325 Rayburn,
  Subcommittee on Research, to mark up H.R. 2051, to provide for the 
establishment of regional plant genome and gene expression research 
and development center, 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on 
Water Resources and Environment, hearing on Addressing Sewage 
Treatment in the San Diego-Tijuana Border Region: Implementation or 
Title VIII of Public Law 106-457, 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.


                             Joint Meetings

  Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: to hold hearings 
to examine the state of human rights, democracy and security 
concerns in Kyrgyzstan, focusing on human rights and democracy in 
the Central Asian region, 2 p.m., 334, Cannon Building.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                   9:30 a.m., Wednesday, December 12

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Wednesday: Senate will continue consideration of S. 1731, 
Federal Farm Bill, with a vote in relation to Lugar/Domenici Amendment 
No. 2473 (to Amendment No. 2471), to occur at approximately 10:20 a.m.
    
    
    

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                    10 a.m., Wednesday, December 12

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Wednesday: Consideration of the conference report on H.R. 
2883, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 (Rule waives 
all points of order);
  Consideration of H.R. 3295, Help America Vote Act (closed rule, one 
hour of general debate); and
  Consideration of a motion to go to conference on H.R. 3338, 
Department of Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2002. 


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