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                                       Wednesday, December 12, 2001

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      The House agreed to the conference report on H.R. 2883, 
      Intelligence Authorization for FY 2002.
      The House passed H.R. 3295, Help America Vote Act.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S12989-S13078
Measures Introduced: Seven bills were introduced, as follows: S. 1808-
S. 1814.
  Page S13051
Measures Reported:
  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. 1762, to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish fixed 
interest rates for student and parent borrowers, to extend current law 
with respect to special allowances for lenders.
  S. 1793, to provide the Secretary of Education with specific waiver 
authority to respond to conditions in the national emergency declared 
by the President on September 14, 2001.
  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.
  S. Con. Res. 90, 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.
  S. Con. Res. 92, recognizing Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's 
success in promoting democracy and its continuing contribution to 
United States national interests.
Page S13049
Measures Passed:
  Mental Health Assistance: Senate passed S. 1729, to provide 
assistance with respect to the mental health needs of individuals 
affected by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, after agreeing 
to the following amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S13076-77
  Reid (for Kennedy) Amendment No. 2503, in the nature of a substitute.
                                                        Pages S13076-77
  Electronic Health Care Transaction Compliance: Senate passed H.R. 
3323, to ensure that covered entities comply with the standards for 
electronic health care transactions and code sets adopted under part C 
of title XI of the Social Security Act, clearing the measure for the 
President.
  Pages S13077-78
  Children Pharmaceuticals Safety Improvement: Senate passed S. 1789, 
to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to improve the safety 
and efficacy of pharmaceuticals for children.
  Pages S13070-76
  Tuberous Sclerosis: Committee on Health, Education, Labor and 
Pensions was discharged from further consideration of H. Con. Res. 25, 
expressing the sense of the Congress regarding tuberous sclerosis, and 
the resolution was then agreed to.
  Page S13078
  District of Columbia College Access Act Technical Corrections Act: 
Senate passed H.R. 1499, to amend the District of Columbia College 
Access Act of 1999 to permit individuals who enroll in an institution 
of higher education more than 3 years after graduating from a secondary 
school and individuals who attend private historically black colleges 
and universities nationwide to participate in the tuition assistance 
programs under such Act, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the 
nature of a substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto: 
                                                            Page S13078
  Reid (for Lieberman) Amendment No. 2515, to clarify the intended 
inclusion of certain individuals.
Page S13078
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

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ensure consumers abundant food and fiber, taking action on the 
following amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S12989-96, S13000-41
Adopted:
  Domenici Modified Amendment No. 2502 (to Amendment No. 2471), to 
require the Secretary of Agriculture to obtain written consent from 
each State's Governor prior to implementation of the water conservation 
program.
Pages S13020-34
Rejected:
  Lugar/Domenici Amendment No. 2473 (to Amendment No. 2471), of a 
perfecting nature. (By 70 yeas to 30 nays (Vote No. 363), Senate tabled 
the Amendment.)
Pages S12990-95
  Gregg/Lugar Amendment No. 2466 (to Amendment No. 2471), to phase out 
the sugar program and use any resulting savings to improve nutrition 
assistance. (By 71 yeas to 29 nays (Vote No. 364), Senate tabled the 
Amendment.)
Pages S13001-20
Withdrawn:
  Daschle/Lugar Amendment No. 2511, to direct the Secretary of 
Agriculture to establish within the Department of Agriculture the 
position of Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Civil Rights. 
                                                        Pages S13037-38
  Subsequently, Craig Amendment No. 2512 (to Amendment No. 2511), to 
add provisions regarding nominations, fell when Daschle Amendment No. 
2511 (listed above) was withdrawn.
Pages S13038
Pending:
  Daschle (for Harkin) Amendment No. 2471, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Pages S12990-96, S13000-41
  Bond Amendment No. 2513 (to Amendment No. 2471), to authorize the 
Secretary of Agriculture to review Federal agency actions affecting 
agricultural producers.
Page S13039
  A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the bill at 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, December 13, 2001, 
with a vote in relation to Bond Amendment No. 2513 (to Amendment No. 
2471) (listed above) to occur at approximately 11 a.m.
Page S13039
  A motion was entered to close further debate on Daschle (for Harkin) 
Amendment No. 2471 (listed above), in accordance with Rule XXII of the 
Standing Rules of the Senate.
Pages S13039-40
Messages From the House:
  Pages S13046-47
Measures Referred:
  Pages S13047-48
Executive Communications:
  Page S13048
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Pages S13049-51
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S13051-52
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S13052-57
Additional Statements:
  Pages S13045-46
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S13057-69
Authority for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S13069-70
Privilege of the Floor:
  Page S13070
Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--364) 
                                                   Pages S12995, S13020
Adjournment: Senate met at 9:30 a.m., and adjourned at 7:51 p.m., until 
9:30 a.m., on Thursday, December 13, 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)
MILITARY COMMISSIONS' NON-CITIZEN TREATMENT
Committee on Armed Services: Committee held 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, receiving testimony from 
Paul D. Wolfowitz, Deputy Secretary, and William J. Haynes II, General 
Counsel, both of the Department of Defense.
  Hearing recessed subject to call.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee ordered favorably 
reported the nominations of Harold Craig Manson, of California, to be 
Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife, Kathleen Burton Clarke, of 
Utah, to be Director of the Bureau of Land Management, Jeffrey D. 
Jarrett, of Pennsylvania, to be Director of the Office of Surface 
Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, and Rebecca W. Watson, of Montana, 
to be Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, all of the 
Department of the Interior, and Michael Smith, of Oklahoma, to be 
Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, Margaret S.Y. Chu, of New 
Mexico, to be Director of the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste 
Management, and Beverly Cook, of Idaho, to be Assistant Secretary for 
Environment, Safety and Health, all of the Department of Energy.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Finance: Committee began markup of H.R. 3005 to extend 
trade authorities procedures with respect to reciprocal trade 
agreements, but did not complete action thereon, and will meet again 
tomorrow.

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BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee ordered favorably reported 
the following business items:
  Treaty between the Government of the United States of America and the 
Russian Federation on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, 
signed at Moscow on June 17, 1999, (Treaty Doc. 106-22) with three 
conditions;
  S. 1779, to authorize the establishment of ``Radio Free 
Afghanistan'', with an amendment;
  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;
  S. Con. Res. 90, 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;
  S. Con. Res. 92, recognizing Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's 
success in promoting democracy and its continuing contribution to 
United States national interests;
   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, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute; and
  The nominations of William R. Brownfield, of Texas, to be Ambassador 
to the Republic of Chile, John V. Hanford III, of Virginia, to be 
Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, Donna Jean 
Hrinak, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Federative Republic of 
Brazil, James David McGee, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom 
of Swaziland, Kenneth P. Moorefield, of Florida, to serve concurrently 
and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Democratic 
Republic of Sao Tome and Principe and the Gabonese Republic, John D. 
Ong, of Ohio, to be Ambassador to Norway, Earl Norfleet Phillips, Jr., 
of North Carolina, to be Ambassador to Barbados, and to serve 
concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to St. 
Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of 
Dominica, Grenada, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, John Price, of 
Utah, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Mauritius, and to serve 
concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the 
Federal and Islamic Republic of The Comoros and Ambassador to the 
Republic of Seychelles, 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, Charles S. Shapiro, of Georgia, to be Ambassador 
to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Arthur E. Dewey, of Maryland, 
to be Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and 
Migration, Adolfo A. Franco, of Virginia, to be Assistant Administrator 
for Latin America and the Caribbean, Frederick W. Schieck, of Virginia, 
to be Deputy Administrator, and Roger P. Winter, of Maryland, to be 
Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian 
Assistance, all of the United States Agency for International 
Development, Gaddi H. Vasquez, of California, to be Director, and 
Josephine K. Olsen, of Maryland, to be Deputy Director, both of the 
Peace Corps, Jorge L. Arrizurieta, of Florida, to be United States 
Alternate Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank, 
and certain Foreign Service Officer promotion lists.
MICROSOFT SETTLEMENT
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee held hearings to examine the 
status of the still-pending antitrust enforcement action against the 
Microsoft Corporation by the Department of Justice, eighteen States, 
and the District of Columbia, and the negotiations and proposed final 
judgment embodying the settlement, receiving testimony from Charles A. 
James, Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, Department of 
Justice.
  Hearings recessed subject to call.
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                        House of Representatives

[D12DE1-B43] D1244 Chamber Ac
Chamber Action
Measures Introduced: 15 public bills, H.R. 3461-3475; and 3 resolutions, 
H.J. Res. 78; H. Con. Res. 287, and H. Res. 313, were introduced. 
                                                      Pages H9772, H10054-55
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
[D12DE1-B44] D1244 Conference
  Conference report on S. 1438, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2002 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
constructions, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to 
prescribe personnel strengths for such fiscal year for the Armed Forces (H. 
Rept. 107-333).
[D12DE1-B45] D1244 Conference
  Conference report on H.R. 1, to close the achievement gap with 
accountability, flexibility, and choice, so that no child is left behind (H. 
Rept. 107-334);
[D12DE1-B46] D1244 H. Res. 31
  H. Res. 314, providing for the consideration of motions to suspend the 
rules (H. Rept. 107-335);
[D12DE1-B47] D1244 H. Res 315
  H. Res 315, waiving points of order against the conferenct report to 
accompany H.R. 1, to close the achievement gap with accountability, 
flexibility, and choice, so that no child is left behind (H. Rept. 107-336); 
and
[D12DE1-B48] D1244 H. Res. 31
  H. Res. 316, waiving points of order against the conference report to 
accompany the bill (S. 1438) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2002 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to 
prescribe personnel strengths for such fiscal year for the Armed Forces (H. 
Rept. 107-337).
Pages H9333-H9751, H9772, H9773-H10052, H10054
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein, Central 
Synagogue of New York City.
  Page H9241
Journal: Agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal of Dec. 11 by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 356 yeas to 44 nays with 1 voting ``present'', Roll No. 
486.
  Pages H9241, H9242
United States Military Academy Board of Visitors: The Chair announced the 
Speaker's appointment of Representative Hinchey to the Board of Visitors of 
the United States Military Academy.
  Page H9246
Intelligence Authorization Conference Report: The House agreed to 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.
  Pages H9247-54
[D12DE1-B49] D1244 Earlier th
  Earlier the House agreed to H. Res. 312, the rule that waived points of 
order against the conference report by voice vote.
Pages H9246-47
Help America Vote Act: The House passed 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 
by a yea-and-nay vote of 362 yeas to 63 nays, Roll No. 489. 
                                                           Pages H9264-H9308
[D12DE1-B50] D1244 Rejected t
  Rejected the Menendez motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on 
House Administration with instructions to report it back with amendments 
that deal with voter eligibility, provisions for individuals with 
disabilities, alternative language accessibility, ballot verification, and 
enforcement by the Attorney General by a yea-and-nay vote of 197 yeas to 226 
nays, Roll No. 488.
Pages H9302-08
[D12DE1-B51] D1244 Pursuant t
  Pursuant to the rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute 
recommended by the Committee on House Administration now printed in the 
bill, H. Rept. 107-329, Part I, and modified by the amendment printed in the 
report to accompany the rule, H. Rept. 107-331, were considered as adopted. 
                                                                  Page H9276
[D12DE1-B52] D1244 Agreed to
  Agreed to H. Res. 311, the rule that provided for consideration of the 
bill, by a yea-and-nay vote of 223 yeas to 193 nays, Roll No. 487. 
                                                              Pages H9254-64
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following 
measures that were debated on Dec. 11, 2001:
  Keeping the Social Security Promise Initiative: H. Con. Res. 282, 
expressing the sense of Congress that the Social Security promise should be 
kept. Agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 415 yeas to 5 nays, Roll No. 488; 
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  Anti-Hoax Terrorism Act: H.R. 3209, amended, to amend title 18, United 
States Code, with respect to false communications about certain criminal 
violations. Agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 423 yeas with none voting 
``nay'', Roll No. 489; and
  Pages H9309-10
  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. Agreed to by a yea-and-nay 
vote of 418 yeas to 2 nays, Roll No. 491.
  Pages H9310-11
Community Recognition Act of 2001--Corrections Calendar: On the call of the 
corrections calendar, the House passed 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 by a yea-and-nay vote of 420 yeas with none 
voting ``nay,'' Roll No. 490. The bill was debated and amended on Tuesday, 
Dec. 11.
  Page H9310
Department of Defense Appropriations--Go to Conference: The House disagreed 
with the Senate amendment to H.R. 3338, making appropriations for the 
Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002, and 
agreed to a conference.
  Pages H9311-18
[D12DE1-B53] D1245 Appointed
  Appointed as conferees for consideration of Division A of the House bill 
and Division A of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed in 
conference: Chairman Young of Florida and Representatives Lewis of 
California, Skeen, Hobson, Bonilla, Nethercutt, Cunningham, Frelinghuysen, 
Tiahrt, Obey, Murtha, Dicks, Sabo, Visclosky, and Moran of Virginia. For 
consideration of all other matters of the House bill and all other matters 
of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Chairman 
Young of Florida and Representatives Lewis of California and Obey. 
                                                                  Page H9318
[D12DE1-B54] D1245 Agreed to
  Agreed to the Obey motion to instruct conferees to insist on the maximum 
levels within the scope of conference for defense, homeland security, and 
local recovery efforts from the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 370 yeas to 44 nays, Roll No. 496.
Pages H9311-18
[D12DE1-B55] D1245 Agreed to
  Agreed to close conference committee meetings when classified national 
security information is under consideration by a yea-and-nay vote of 407 
yeas with none voting ``nay,'' Roll No. 495.
Pages H9318-19
Consideration of Joint Resolution Making Further Continuing Appropriations: 
Agreed that it be in order at any time without intervention of any point of 
order to consider in the House, H.J. Res 78, making further continuing 
appropriations for the fiscal year 2002; that it be considered read and 
debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the chairman and 
ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations; and the previous 
question shall be considered as ordered to final passage without intervening 
motion except one motion to recommit.
  Page H9326
Recess: The House recessed at 10:46 p.m. and reconvened at 7 a.m. on 
Thursday, Dec. 13.
  Pages H9771, H9773
Recess: The House recessed at 7:01 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13 and reconvened 
at 8:35 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13.
  Page H10052
Senate Message: Messages received from the Senate appear on pages H9243 and 
H9319.
Referrals: S. 1519 was referred to the Committee on Agriculture, S. 1729 was 
referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and S. 1789 and S. Con. 
Res. 55 were held at the desk.
  Page H10053
Quorum Calls--Votes: Ten yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings 
of the House today and appear on pages H9242, H9263, H9307-08, H9308, H9309, 
H9309-10, H9310, H9310-11, H9318, and H9319. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 8:36 a.m. on 
Thursday, Dec. 13.
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Committee Meetings
[D12DE1-B57] D1245 ENERGY POL
ENERGY POLICY ACT AMENDMENTS
[D12DE1-B58] D1245 Committee
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Ordered reported, as amended, H.R. 3343, 
to amend title X of the Energy Policy Act of 1992.
[D12DE1-B59] D1245 ELECTRIC S
ELECTRIC SUPPLY AND TRANSMISSION ACT
[D12DE1-B60] D1245 Committee
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality 
held a hearing on H.R. 3406, Electric Supply and Transmission Act of 2001. 
Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of 
Energy: Francis Blake, Deputy Secretary; Patrick Wood, Chairman; Linda K. 
Breathitt, Nora Mead-Brownell, and William L. Massey, all Commissioners; and 
Glenn L. McCullough, Jr., Chairman TVA.
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  Hearings continue tomorrow.
[D12DE1-B62] D1246 ENRON COLL
ENRON COLLAPSE
[D12DE1-B63] D1246 Committee
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.'' Testimony was heard from Robert K. 
Herdman, Chief Accountant, SEC; and public witnesses.
[D12DE1-B64] D1246 NATIONAL V
NATIONAL VACCINE INJURY COMPENSATION PROGRAM
[D12DE1-B65] D1246 Committee
Committee on Government Reform: Held a hearing on ``The National Vaccine 
Injury Compensation Program: Is It Working as Congress Intended?--Part II.'' 
Testimony was heard from Thomas Balbier, Director, Vaccine Injury 
Compensation Program, Department of Health and Human Services; the following 
officials of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, Department of 
Justice: John Euler, Director, and Paul Harris, Sr., Deputy Director; and 
public witnesses.
[D12DE1-B66] D1246 MISCELLANE
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
[D12DE1-B67] D1246 Committee
Committee on International Relations: Ordered reported, as amended, H.J. 
Res. 75, regarding the monitoring of weapons development in Iraq, as 
required by United Nations Security Council Resolution 687 (April 3, 1991).
[D12DE1-B68] D1246 The Commit
  The Committee also favorably considered the following resolution and 
adopted a motion urging the Chairman to request that it be considered on the 
Suspension Calendar: H. Con. Res. 273, reaffirming the special relationship 
between the United States and the Republic of the Philippines.
[D12DE1-B69] D1246 SOUTHEAST
SOUTHEAST ASIA AFTER 9/11
[D12DE1-B70] D1246 Committee
Committee on International Relations: Subcommittee on East Asia and the 
Pacific held a hearing on Southeast Asia after 9/11: Regional Trends and 
U.S. Interests. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
[D12DE1-B71] D1246 DIGITAL MI
DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT SECTION 104 REPORT
[D12DE1-B72] D1246 Committee
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and 
Intellectual Property held an oversight hearing on ``The Digital Millennium 
Copyright Act Section 104 Report.'' Testimony was heard from Marybeth 
Peters, Register of Copyrights, Library of Congress; and public witnesses.
[D12DE1-B73] D1246 Hearings c
  Hearings continue tomorrow.
[D12DE1-B74] D1246 CONFERENCE
CONFERENCE REPORT--NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT
[D12DE1-B75] D1246 Committee
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a rule waiving all points of 
order against the conference report to accompany H.R. 1, No Child Left 
Behind Act of 2001, and against its consideration. The rule provides that 
the conference report shall be considered as read.
[D12DE1-B76] D1246 CONFERENCE
CONFERENCE REPORT--NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT
[D12DE1-B77] D1246 Committee
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a rule waiving all points of 
order against the conference report to accompany S. 1438, National Defense 
Authorization Act of 2002, and against its consideration. The rule provides 
that the conference report shall be considered as read.
[D12DE1-B78] D1246 MOTIONS TO
MOTIONS TO SUSPEND THE RULES
[D12DE1-B79] D1246 Committee
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a rule providing that 
suspensions will be in order at any time on the legislative day of 
Wednesday, December 19, 2001 and that the object of any motion to suspend 
the rules shall be announced from the floor at least one hour prior to its 
consideration. The rule provides that the Speaker or his designee will 
consult with the Minority Leader or his designee on any suspension 
considered under the rule.
[D12DE1-B80] D1246 MISCELLANE
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
[D12DE1-B81] D1246 Committee
Committee on Science: Subcommittee on Environment, Technology and Standards 
approved for full Committee action, as amended, 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.
[D12DE1-B82] D1246 ESTABLISH
ESTABLISH REGIONAL PLANT GENOME AND GENE EXPRESSION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT 
CENTER
[D12DE1-B83] D1246 Committee
Committee on Science: Subcommittee on Research approved for full Committee 
action, as amended, H.R. 2051, to provide for the establishment of regional 
plant genome and gene expression research and development center.
[D12DE1-B84] D1246 SAN DIEGO-
SAN DIEGO-TIJUANA BORDER--ADDRESSING SEWAGE TREATMENT
[D12DE1-B85] D1246 Committee
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Water 
Resources and Environment held a hearing on Addressing Sewage Treatment in

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the San Diego-Tijuana Border Region: Implementation or Title VIII of Public 
Law 106-457. Testimony was heard from Representative Hunter; John R. Dawson, 
Director, Office of Mexican Affairs, Department of State; Carlos M. Ramirez, 
Commissioner, United States Section, International Boundary and Water 
Commission, United States and Mexico; and public witnesses.
[D12DE1-B86] D1247 Joint Meet
Joint Meetings
[D12DE1-B87] D1247 HUMAN RIGH
HUMAN RIGHTS IN KYRGYZSTAN
[D12DE1-B88] D1247 Commission
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission): 
Commission concluded 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, after receiving testimony from Lynn 
Pascoe, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs; Baktibek 
Obdrisaev, Kyrgyzstan Ambassador to the United States; Marth Olcott, 
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, D.C.; and Nailia 
Kulova, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
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COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

                            DECEMBER 13, 2001

          (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

[D12DE1-B89] D1247 Committee
  Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Strategic, to hold 
hearings to examine the security of U.S. nuclear weapons and nuclear 
weapons facilities, to be followed by closed hearings (in Room SR-232A), 
2:30 p.m., SR-222.
[D12DE1-B90] D1247 Committee
  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to hold hearings to 
examine housing and community development needs in America, 10 a.m., SD-
538.
[D12DE1-B91] D1247 Committee
  Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on Central Asia and South 
Caucasus, to hold hearings to examine contributions of central Asian 
nations to the campaign against terrorism, 3 p.m., SD-419.
[D12DE1-B92] D1247 Committee
  Committee on Governmental Affairs: to hold hearings to examine security 
of the passenger and transit rail infrastructure, 9 a.m., SD-342.
[D12DE1-B93] D1247 Select Com
  Select Committee on Intelligence: closed business meeting to consider 
pending intelligence matters, 3:30 p.m., S-407, Capitol.
[D12DE1-B94] D1247 Committee
  Committee on the Judiciary: business meeting to consider pending 
calendar business, 10 a.m., SD-226.
[D12DE1-B95] D1247 Subcommitt
  Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism, and Government Information, to 
hold hearings to examine the protection of our homeland against terror, 
focusing on a new national guard for the 21st century, 2 p.m., SD-226.


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[D12DE1-B96] D1247 Committee
  Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and Air 
Quality, to continue hearings on H.R. 3406, Electric Supply and 
Transmission Act of 2001, 9:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
[D12DE1-B97] D1247 Committee
  Committee on Government Reform, hearing on ``The FBI's Handling of 
Confidential Informants in Boston: Will the Justice Department Comply 
with Congressional Subpoenas?'' 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
[D12DE1-B98] D1247 Committee
  Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and 
Intellectual Property, to continue oversight hearings on ``The Digital 
Millennium Copyright Act Section 104 Report,'' 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
[D12DE1-B99] D1247 Committee
  Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation and 
Public Lands, hearing on the following bills: H.R. 2109, to authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of Virginia 
Key Beach, Florida, for possible inclusion in the National Park System; 
H.R. 2748, National War Permanent Tribute Historical Database Act; H.R. 
3421, Yosemite National Park Educational Facilities Improvement Act; and 
H.R. 3425, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to study the 
suitability and feasibility of establishing Highway 49 in California, 
known as the ``Golden Chain Highway'', as a National Heritage Corridor, 
10 a.m., 1334 Longworth.
[D12DE1-B100] D1247 Committee
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on 
Aviation, to mark up H.R. 3347, General Aviation Industry Reparations Act 
of 2001, 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
[D12DE1-B101] D1247 Committee
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs, hearing and markup of H.R. 3423, to 
amend title 38, United States Code, to enact into law eligibility of 
certain veterans and their dependents for burial in Arlington National 
Cemetery, 10 a.m., and 2 p.m., 334 Cannon.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                    9:30 a.m., Thursday, December 13

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Thursday: Senate will continue consideration of S. 1731, 
Federal Farm Bill, with a vote in relation to Bond Amendment No. 2513 
(to Amendment No. 2471) to occur at approximately 11 a.m.
    
    
    
    
    

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                     10 a.m., Thursday, December 13

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Thursday: Consideration of H.J. Res. 78, making further 
continuing appropriations (unanimous consent, one hour of debate);
  Conference report on S. 1438, National Defense Authorization Act for 
Fiscal Year 2002 (rule waiving points of order);
  Consideration of H. Res. 314, providing for motions to suspend the 
rules on Dec. 19; and
  Consideration of the conference report on H.R. 1, No Child Left 
Behind Act (rule waiving points of order). 


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