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                                             Thursday, December 13, 2001

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate and House agreed to the Conference Report to accompany S. 1438, 
      Department of Defense Authorization Act.
      Senate agreed to the Conference Report to accompany H.R. 2883, 
      Intelligence Authorization Act.
      The House passed H.J. Res. 76, making further continuing 
      appropriations through December 21.
      The House agreed to the Conference Report on H.R. 1, No Child Left 
      Behind Act.
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                                 Senate

[D13DE1-B2] D1249 Chamber Ac
Chamber Action
[D13DE1-B3] D1249 Routine Pr
Routine Proceedings, pages S13079-S13243
Measures Introduced: Fourteen bills and two resolutions were introduced, as 
follows: S. 1815-1828, S. Res. 191, and S. Con. Res. 93.
  Pages S13145-46
Measures Reported:
[D13DE1-B4] D1249 S. 990, to
  S. 990, to amend the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to improve 
the provisions relating to wildlife conservation and restoration programs, 
with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 107-123)
[D13DE1-B5] D1249 S. 1632, t
  S. 1632, to amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency 
Assistance Act to extend the deadline for submission of State 
recommendations of local governments to receive assistance of predisaster 
hazard mitigation and to authorize the President to provide additional 
repair assistance to individuals and households. (S. Rept. No . 107-124)
[D13DE1-B6] D1249 H.R. 861,
  H.R. 861, to make technical amendments to section 10 of title 9, United 
States Code.
[D13DE1-B7] D1249 H.R. 1840,
  H.R. 1840, to extend eligibility for refugee status of unmarried sons and 
daughters of certain Vietnamese refugees.
[D13DE1-B8] D1249 H.R. 1892,
  H.R. 1892, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for the 
acceptance of an affidavit of support from another eligible sponsor if the 
original sponsor has died and the Attorney General has determined for 
humanitarian reasons that the original sponsor's classification petition 
should not be revoked, with an amendment.
[D13DE1-B9] D1249 H.R. 2048,
  H.R. 2048, to require a report on the operations of the State Justice 
Institute.
[D13DE1-B10] D1249 H.R. 2277,
  H.R. 2277, to provide for work authorization for nonimmigrant spouses of 
treaty traders and treaty investors.
[D13DE1-B11] D1249 H.R. 2278,
  H.R. 2278, to provide for work authorization for nonimmigrant spouses of 
intracompany transferees, and to reduce the period of time during which 
certain intracompany transferees have to be continuously employed before 
applying for admission to the United States.
[D13DE1-B12] D1249 S.J. Res.
  S.J. Res. 8, designating 2002 as the ``Year of the Rose''.
[D13DE1-B13] D1249 S.J. Res.
  S.J. Res. 13, conferring honorary citizenship of the United States on Paul 
Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, also known as the Marquis de Lafayette. 
                                                             Pages S13144-45
Measures Passed:
  Enrollment Correction: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 288, to provide for a 
technical correction in the enrollment of S. 1438, Department of Defense 
Authorization.
  Page S13113
  Commending Afghan Interim Administration: Senate agreed to S. Res. 191, to 
express the sense of the Senate to commend the inclusion of women in

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the Afghan Interim Administration and commending those who met at the 
historic Afghan Women's Summit for Democracy in Brussels.
  Page S13225
  Women's Participation in Afghanistan: Senate agreed to 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.
  Page S13225
  Promoting Safe and Stable Families Amendments: Senate passed H.R. 2873, to 
extend and amend the program entitled Promoting Safe and Stable Families 
under title IV-B, subpart 2 of the Social Security Act, and to provide new 
authority to support programs for mentoring children of incarcerated 
parents; to amend the Foster Care Independent Living program under title IV-
E of that Act to provide for educational and training vouchers for youths 
aging out of foster care, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                             Pages S13225-26
  Indian Trust Lands: Committee on Indian Affairs was discharged from 
further consideration of H.R. 483, regarding the use of the trust land and 
resources of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of 
Oregon, and the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for the 
President.
  Page S13226
  Honoring the National Guard: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 93, to 
recognize and honor the National Guard on the occasion of the 365th 
anniversary of its historic beginning with the founding of the militia of 
the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  Pages S13226-27
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 S13079-99, S13101-13, S13116-18, S13138-40
Adopted:
[D13DE1-B14] D1250 By 64 yeas
  By 64 yeas to 31 nays, and 1 responding present (Vote No. 366), Feingold/
Grassley/Harkin Amendment No. 2522 (to Amendment No. 2471), to reform 
certain mandatory arbitration clauses.
Pages S13087-91, S13091-92
[D13DE1-B15] D1250 By 51 yeas
  By 51 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. 367), Johnson Amendment No. 2534 (to 
Amendment No. 2471), to make it unlawful for a packer to own, feed, or 
control livestock intended for slaughter.
Pages S13093-99
[D13DE1-B16] D1250 Wyden/Brow
  Wyden/Brownback Amendment No. 2546 (to Amendment No. 2471), to provide for 
forest carbon sequestration and carbon trading by farmer-owned cooperatives.
                                                             Pages S13116-18
Rejected:
[D13DE1-B17] D1250 Bond Amend
  Bond Amendment No. 2513 (to Amendment No. 2471), to authorize the 
Secretary of Agriculture to review Federal agency actions affecting 
agricultural producers. (By 54 yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. 365), Senate tabled 
the Amendment)
Pages S13080-87, S13091
Withdrawn:
[D13DE1-B18] D1250 McCain/Gra
  McCain/Gramm/Kerry Amendment No. 2598 (to the text of the bill proposed to 
be stricken), to provide for the market name for catfish. 
                                                  Pages S13110-12, S13138-39
Pending:
[D13DE1-B19] D1250 Daschle (f
  Daschle (for Harkin) Amendment No. 2471, in the nature of a substitute. 
                            Pages S13080-99, S13101-13, S13116-18, S13138-40
[D13DE1-B20] D1250 Smith (NH)
  Smith (NH) Amendment No. 2596 (to Amendment No. 2471), to provide for 
Presidential certification that the government of Cuba is not involved in 
the support for acts of international terrorism as a condition precedent to 
agricultural trade with Cuba.
Pages S13102-10
[D13DE1-B21] D1250 Torricelli
  Torricelli Amendment No. 2597 (to Amendment No. 2596), to provide for 
Presidential certification that all convicted felons who are living as 
fugitives in Cuba have been returned to the United States prior to the 
amendments relating to agricultural trade with Cuba becoming effective. 
                                                             Pages S13104-10
[D13DE1-B22] D1250 Daschle mo
  Daschle motion to reconsider the vote (Vote 368) by which the motion to 
close further debate on Daschle (for Harkin) Amendment No. 2471 (listed 
above) failed.
Page S13112
[D13DE1-B23] D1250 During con
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following 
actions:
[D13DE1-B24] D1250 By 53 yeas
  By 53 yeas to 45 nays (Vote No. 368), three-fifths of those Senators duly 
chosen and sworn not having voted in the affirmative, Senate failed to agree 
to the motion to close further debate on Daschle (for Harkin) Amendment No. 
2471 (listed above).
Page S13112
[D13DE1-B25] D1250 A unanimou
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for the filing of 
second degree amendments to Daschle (for Harkin) Amendment No. 2471 (listed 
above), until 11 a.m., on Friday, December 14, 2001.
Pages S13092-93
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  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the bill on Friday, December 14, 2001, that the pending 
Smith (NH) and Torricelli amendments (listed above) be laid aside, and that 
Senators Wellstone and McCain be recognized to offer certain amendments. 
                                                                 Page S13139
Department of Defense Authorization Act Conference Report: By 96 yeas to 2 
nays (Vote No. 369), Senate agreed to the 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, and to prescribe personnel strengths 
for such fiscal year for the Armed Forces, clearing the measure for the 
President.
  Pages S13113, S13118-38
Intelligence Authorization Act Conference Report: By unanimous consent, 
Senate 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, clearing the measure for the President.
  Page S13113
21st Century Montgomery GI Bill Enhancement Act: Senate concurred in the 
amendment of the House to the amendment 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, clearing the measure for the 
President.
  Pages S13227-43
Education Reform Conference Report--Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time 
agreement was reached providing for consideration of the conference report 
on H.R. 1, to close the achievement gap with accountability, flexibility, 
and choice, so that no child is left behind, at 1 p.m., on Monday, December 
17, 2001, and on Tuesday, December 18, 2001, with a vote on adoption of the 
conference report to occur on Tuesday at 11 a.m.
  Page S13093
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
[D13DE1-B27] D1251 By unanimo
  By unanimous vote of 97 yeas (Vote No. EX. 370), Frederick J. Martone, of 
Arizona, to be United States District Judge for the District of Arizona.
[D13DE1-B28] D1251 William P.
  William P. Johnson, of New Mexico, to be United States District Judge for 
the District of New Mexico.
[D13DE1-B29] D1251 Clay D. La
  Clay D. Land, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the 
Middle District of Georgia.
Pages S13099, S13113-16
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
[D13DE1-B30] D1251 John Magaw
  John Magaw, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary of Transportation for 
Security for a term of five years. (New Position)
[D13DE1-B31] D1251 Robert B.
  Robert B. Holland III, of Texas, to be United States Alternate Executive 
Director of the International Bank For Reconstruction and Development for a 
term of two years.
[D13DE1-B32] D1251 Andrea G.
  Andrea G. Barthwell, of Illinois, to be Deputy Director for Demand 
Reduction, Office of National Drug Control Policy.
[D13DE1-B33] D1251 Nehemiah F
  Nehemiah Flowers, of Mississippi, to be United States Marshal for the 
Southern District of Mississippi for the term of four years.
[D13DE1-B34] D1251 Arthur Jef
  Arthur Jeffrey Hedden, of Tennessee, to be United States Marshal for the 
Eastern District of Tennessee, for the term of four years.
[D13DE1-B35] D1251 David Glen
  David Glenn Jolley, of Tennessee, to be United States Marshal for the 
Western District of Tennessee for the term of four years.
[D13DE1-B36] D1251 Dennis Clu
  Dennis Cluff Merrill, of Oregon, to be United States Marshal for the 
District of Oregon for the term of four years.
[D13DE1-B37] D1251 Michael Wa
  Michael Wade Roach, of Oklahoma, to be United States Marshal for the 
Western District of Oklahoma for the term of four years.
[D13DE1-B38] D1251 Eric Eugen
  Eric Eugene Robertson, of Washington, to be United States Marshal for the 
Western District of Washington for the term of four years.
Page S13099
Messages From the House:
  Page S13144
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S13145
Additional Cosponsors:
  Page S13146
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S13146-56
Additional Statements:
  Pages S13143-44
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S13156-S13224
Authority for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S13224-25
Record Votes: Six record votes were taken today. (Total--370) 
                        Pages S13091, S13092, S13099, S13112, S13113, S13114
Adjournment: Senate met at 9:30 a.m., and adjourned at 9:08 p.m., until 9:30 
a.m., on Friday, December 14, 2001. (For Senate's program, see the

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remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S13243.)
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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
[D13DE1-B40] D1252 NUCLEAR WE
NUCLEAR WEAPONS
[D13DE1-B41] D1252 Committee
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Strategic concluded open and 
closed hearings to examine the security of United States nuclear weapons and 
nuclear weapons facilities, focusing on effective intelligence gathering, 
system vulnerability assessments, and responsive improvement programs and 
communication, after receiving testimony from Maj. Gen. Franklin J. 
Blaisdell, USAF, Director, Nuclear Operations and Counterproliferation 
Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations; Brig. Gen. 
Ronald Haeckel, USAF, Acting Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs, 
National Nuclear Security Administration; Rear Adm. Dennis M. Dwyer, USN, 
Director, Strategic Systems Programs Office; and Linton Wells II, Principal 
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications, 
and Intelligence.
[D13DE1-B42] D1252 COMMUNITY
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
[D13DE1-B43] D1252 Committee
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded 
hearings to examine housing and community development needs in America, 
focusing on providing a mortgage cut rate for National Guardsmen and 
Reservists called to active duty, relief on FHA insured mortgages for the 
victims families of the September 11, 2001 attacks, and for New York City's 
economic recovery, after receiving testimony from Mel Martinez, Secretary of 
Housing and Urban Development.
[D13DE1-B44] D1252 CAMPAIGN A
CAMPAIGN AGAINST TERRORISM
[D13DE1-B45] D1252 Committee
Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on Central Asia and South 
Caucasus concluded hearings to examine contributions of central Asian 
nations to the campaign against terrorism, including basing facilities for 
U.S. and allied forces, over-flight rights, intelligence sharing, and use of 
airports for military and humanitarian activities in Afghanistan, after 
receiving testimony from Elizabeth A. Jones, Assistant Secretary of State 
for European Affairs; and S. Frederick Starr, Johns Hopkins University Nitze 
School of Advanced International Studies Central Asia and Caucasus 
Institute, and Fiona Hill, Brookings Institution, both of Washington, D.C.
[D13DE1-B46] D1252 RAILROAD S
RAILROAD SAFETY
[D13DE1-B47] D1252 Committee
Committee on Governmental Affairs: Committee concluded hearings to examine 
the security status of U.S. passenger and transit rail infrastructure, 
focusing on counter-terrorism equipment, security related training programs, 
and technologies capable of detecting chemical and biological agents on 
transit systems, after receiving testimony from Jennifer L. Dorn, 
Administrator, Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation; 
Ernest R. Fraizer, Sr., National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak); 
Dorothy W. Dugger, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, San 
Francisco, California; Jeffrey A. Warsh, New Jersey Transit Corporation, 
Newark; Richard A. White, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, 
Washington, D.C.; and Trixie Johnson, San Jose State University Mineta 
Transportation Institute, San Jose, California.
[D13DE1-B48] D1252 BUSINESS M
BUSINESS MEETING
[D13DE1-B49] D1252 Committee
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
following business items:
[D13DE1-B50] D1252 H.R. 1892,
  H.R. 1892, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for the 
acceptance of an affidavit of support from another eligible sponsor if the 
original sponsor has died and the Attorney General has determined for 
humanitarian reasons that the original sponsor's classification petition 
should not be revoked, with an amendment;
[D13DE1-B51] D1252 H.R. 2277,
  H.R. 2277, to provide for work authorization for nonimmigrant spouses of 
treaty traders and treaty investors;
[D13DE1-B52] D1252 H.R. 2278,
  H.R. 2278, to provide for work authorization for nonimmigrant spouses of 
intracompany transferees, and to reduce the period of time during which 
certain intracompany transferees have to be continuously employed before 
applying for admission to the United States;
[D13DE1-B53] D1252 H.R. 1840,
  H.R. 1840, to extend eligibility for refugee status of unmarried sons and 
daughters of certain Vietnamese refugees;
[D13DE1-B54] D1252 H.R. 861,
  H.R. 861, to make technical amendments to section 10 of title 9, United 
States Code;
[D13DE1-B55] D1252 H.R. 2048,
  H.R. 2048, to require a report on the operations of the State Justice 
Institute;
[D13DE1-B56] D1252 S.J. Res.
  S.J. Res. 8, designating 2002 as the ``Year of the Rose'';
[D13DE1-B57] D1252 S.J. Res.
  S.J. Res. 13, conferring honorary citizenship of the United States on Paul 
Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, also known as the Marquis de Lafayette; and
[D13DE1-B58] D1253 The nomina

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  The nominations of Callie V. Granade, to be United States District Judge 
for the Southern District of Alabama, Marcia S. Krieger, to be United States 
District Judge for the District of Colorado, James C. Mahan, to be United 
States District Judge for the District of Nevada, Philip R. Martinez, to be 
United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas, C. Ashley 
Royal, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of 
Georgia, and Michael A. Battle, to be United States Attorney for the Western 
District of New York, Christopher James Christie, to be United States 
Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Harry E. Cummins III, to be United 
States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, David Preston York, to 
be United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, Mauricio J. 
Tamargo, of Florida, to be Chairman of the Foreign Claims Settlement 
Commission of the United States, and Dwight MacKay, of Montana, to be United 
States Marshal for the District of Montana, all of the Department of 
Justice.
[D13DE1-B59] D1253 HOMELAND D
HOMELAND DEFENSE
[D13DE1-B60] D1253 Committee
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism, and 
Government Information concluded hearings to examine the protection of our 
homeland against terror, focusing on policy, planning, and resource 
allocation responsibilities coordination, future operational solutions which 
balance apportionment of forces nationally and abroad, and local, state, and 
federal interagency cooperation improvement, after receiving testimony from 
Senator Bond; Lt. Gen. Frank G. Libutti, USMC (Ret.), Special Assistant to 
the Interim Department of Defense Executive Agent for Homeland Security; Lt. 
Gen. Russell C. Davis, USAF, Chief, National Guard Bureau; Maj. Gen. Richard 
C. Alexander, NGAUS (Ret.), Executive Director, National Guard Association 
of the United States; and Maj. Gen. Paul D. Monroe, Jr., Adjutant General, 
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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Measures Introduced: 28 public bills, H.R. 3476-3503; and 2 
resolutions, H. Con. Res. 288-289, were introduced.
  Pages H10065-66
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 3084, to revise the discretionary spending limits for fiscal 
year 2002 set forth in the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
Control Act of 1985 and to make conforming changes respecting the 
appropriate section 302(a) allocation for fiscal year 2002 established 
pursuant to the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 
2002 (H. Rept. 107-338).
Page H10065
Making Further Continuing Appropriations Through December 21: The House 
passed H.J. Res. 78, making further continuing appropriations for the 
fiscal year 2002. The joint resolution was considered pursuant to the 
order of the House of Wednesday, Dec. 12.
  Pages H10061-64
Department of Defense Authorization Conference Report: The House agreed 
to the conference report on 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 by a yea-and-nay vote of 382 yeas to 40 nays, Roll No. 
495.
  Pages H10073-80
  Earlier the House agreed to H. Res. 316, the rule that waived points 
of order against the conference report by voice vote.
Pages H10069-73
Technical Correction in Enrollment of DOD Authorization Act: The House 
agreed to H. Con. Res. 288, directing the Secretary of the Senate to 
make a technical correction in the enrollment of S. 1438, National 
Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002.
  Pages H10080-82
No Child Left Behind Act: The House agreed to the conference report on 
H.R. 1, to close the achievement gap with accountability, flexibility, 
and choice, so that no child is left behind by a recorded vote of 381 
ayes to 41 noes, Roll No. 497.
  Pages H10092-H10113
  Earlier the House agreed to H. Res. 315, the rule that waived points 
of order against the conference report by voice vote.
Pages H10082-92
Technical Correction in Enrollment of No Child Left Behind Act: The 
House agreed to H. Con. Res. 289, directing the Clerk of the House of 
Representatives to make technical corrections in the enrollment of H.R. 
1, No Child Left Behind Act.
  Pages H10113-14
Consideration of Suspensions on Dec. 19, 2001: The House agreed to H. 
Res. 314, the rule providing for the consideration of motions to 
suspend the rules on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001 by a recorded vote of 306 
ayes to 100 nays, Roll No. 498.
  Pages H10082, H10113
Legislative Program: The Majority Leader announced the legislative 
program for the week of Dec. 17.
  Page H10114
Meeting Hour--Monday, Dec. 17: Agreed that when the House adjourns 
today, it adjourn to meet at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17 in pro forma 
session.
  Page H10114
Meeting Hour--Tuesday, Dec. 18: Agreed that when the House adjourns on 
Monday, it adjourn to meet at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18 for 
morning hour debate.
  Page H10114-15
Calendar Wednesday: Agreed to dispense with the Calendar Wednesday 
business of Wednesday, Dec. 19.
  Pages H10115
Victims of Terrorism Relief Act: The House agreed to the Senate 
amendments to H.R. 2884, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to 
provide tax relief for victims of the terrorist attacks against the 
United States on September 11, 2001, with an amendment. The motion to 
concur in the Senate amendments with an amendment was considered 
pursuant to an earlier unanimous consent order (the Senate amended the 
title so as to read: An act to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 
to provide tax relief for victims of the terrorist attacks against the 
United States).
  Pages H10115-41
Senate Messages: Message received from the Senate appears on page 
H10080.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes developed during the 
proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H10079-80, H10112, 
and H10113. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 5:54 p.m.

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Committee Meetings
ELECTRIC SUPPLY AND TRANSMISSION ACT
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality 
concluded hearings on H.R. 3406, Electric Supply and Transmission Act of 
2001. Testimony was heard from Isaac Hunt, Commissioner, SEC; and public 
witnesses.
FBI'S HANDLING OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMANTS IN BOSTON
Committee on Government Reform: Held a hearing on ``The FBI's Handling of 
Confidential Informants in Boston: Will the Justice Department Comply with 
Congressional Subpoenas?'' Testimony was heard from the following officials 
of the Department of Justice: Michael Horowitz, Chief of Staff, Criminal 
Division; and Edward Whelan, Principal Deputy, Assistant Attorney General.
DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT SECTION 104 REPORT
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and 
Intellectual Property concluded oversight hearings on ``The Digital 
Millennium Copyright Act Section 104 Report.'' Testimony was heard from 
Marybeth Peters, Register of Copyrights, Library of Congress; and public 
witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation and 
Public Lands held a 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. Testimony 
was heard from Representatives Dreier, Meek of Florida and Hastings of 
Florida; Vincent L. Barile, Deputy Under Secretary, Management, National 
Cemetery Administration, Central Office, Department of Veterans Affairs; 
David Mihalic, Superintendent, Yosemite National Park, National Park 
Service, Department of the Interior; and public witnesses.
GENERAL AVIATION INDUSTRY REPARATIONS ACT
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Aviation 
approved for full Committee action, as amended, H.R. 3347, General Aviation 
Industry Reparations Act of 2001.
NATIONAL CEMETERY ELIGIBILITY
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Ordered reported, as amended, 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.
  Prior to this action, the Committee held a hearing on this legislation. 
Testimony was heard from John C. Metzler, Superintendent, Arlington National 
Cemetery, Department of the Army; and representatives of various veterans 
organizations.
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COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

                            DECEMBER 14, 2001

          (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Finance: to continue markup of 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, 9:30 a.m., SD-215.


                                  House

  Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Technology and 
Procurement Policy, hearing on Battling Bioterrorism: Why Timely 
Information-Sharing Between Local, State and Federal Governments is the 
Key to Protecting Public Health, 10 a.m., 2247 Rayburn.
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                             NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, of December 7, 2001, p. 
                                   D1226)
  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''. Signed on December 12, 
2001. (Public Law 107-80)
  S. 1573, to authorize the provision of educational and health care 
assistance to the women and children of Afghanistan. Signed on December 12, 
2001. (Public Law 107-81)


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                     9:30 a.m., Friday, December 14

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Friday: Senate will continue consideration of S. 1731, 
Federal Farm Bill.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                      2 p.m., Monday, December 17

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Monday: Pro forma session.
    


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