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                                        Thursday, December 20, 2001

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HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate and House passed H.J. Res. 79, Continuing Appropriations.
      Senate and House passed H.J. Res. 80, Convening of the Second 
      Session of the 107th Congress.
      Senate agreed to the Conference Report on H.R. 3061, Labor/HHS/
      Education Appropriations Act.
      Senate agreed to the Conference Report on H.R. 2506, Foreign 
      Operations Appropriations Act.
      The House and Senate agreed to the conference report on H.R. 
      3338, DOD Appropriations.
      The House and Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 295, providing for 
      the sine die adjournment of the first session of the One Hundred 
      Seventh Congress.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S13773-S14084
Measures Introduced: Thirty-two bills and six resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 1860-1891, S.J. Res. 30, and S. Res. 194-
198.
  Pages S13943-44
Measures Reported:
  S. 950, to amend the Clean Air Act to address problems concerning 
methyl tertiary butyl ether, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 107-131)
  S. 1206, to reauthorize the Appalachian Regional Development Act of 
1965, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 
107-132)
Pages S13942-43
Measures Passed:
  Investor and Capital Markets Fee Relief Act: Senate passed H.R. 1088, 
to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to reduce fees collected 
by the Securities and Exchange Commission, clearing the measure for the 
President.
  Page S13830
  Adjournment Resolution: By 56 yeas to 40 nays (Vote No. 379), Senate 
agreed to H. Con. Res. 295, providing for the sine die adjournment of 
the first session of the One Hundred Seventh Congress. 
                                                        Pages S13830-31
  Port and Maritime Security Act: Senate passed S. 1214, to amend the 
Merchant Marine Act, 1936, to establish a program to ensure greater 
security for United States seaports, after agreeing to the following 
amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S13871-84
  Hollings/McCain/Graham Amendment No. 2690, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Page S13884
  Unemployment Assistance Extension: Senate passed S. 1622, to extend 
the period of availability of unemployment assistance under the Robert 
T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act in the case of 
victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
  Page S13893
  Televising Zacarias Moussaoui Trial: Committee on the Judiciary was 
discharged from further consideration of S. 1858, to permit the closed 
circuit televising of the criminal trial of Zacarias Moussaoui for the 
victims of September 11th, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing 
to the following amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S13893-94
  Reid (for Allen) Amendment No. 2691, to clarify the requirements of 
the trial court.
Pages S13893-94
  Bioterrorism Response Act: Senate passed H.R. 3448, to improve the 
ability of the United States to prevent, prepare for, and respond to 
bioterrorism and

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other public health emergencies, after agreeing to the following 
amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S13902-11
  Reid (for Frist/Kennedy/Gregg) Amendment No. 2692, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Page S13911
  Senate insisted on its amendment, requested a conference with the 
House thereon, and the Chair was authorized to appoint the following 
conferees on the part of the Senate: Senators Kennedy, Dodd, Harkin, 
Mikulski, Jeffords, Gregg, Frist, Enzi, and Hutchinson.
Page S13911
  Continuing Appropriations: Senate passed H.J. Res. 79, making further 
continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2002, clearing the 
measure for the President.
  Page S14029
  Convening of the Second Session: Senate passed H.J. Res. 80, 
appointing the day for the convening of the second session of the One 
Hundred Seventh Congress (January 23, 2002 at 12 noon), clearing the 
measure for the President.
  Page S14029
  United States Vice President Appreciations: Senate agreed to S. Res. 
195, tendering the thanks of the Senate to the Vice President for the 
courteous, dignified, and impartial manner in which he has presided 
over the deliberations of the Senate.
  Page S14049
  United States President Appreciation: Senate agreed to S. Res. 196, 
tendering the thanks of the Senate to the President pro tempore for the 
courteous, dignified, and impartial manner in which he has presided 
over the deliberations of the Senate.
  Page S14049
  Senate Majority Leader Commendation: Senate agreed to S. Res. 197, a 
resolution to commend the exemplary leadership of the Majority Leader. 
                                                            Page S14049
  Senate Republican Leader Commendation: Senate agreed to S. Res. 198, 
to commend the exemplary leadership of the Republican Leader. 
                                                            Page S14049
  Basic Pilot Extension Act: Senate passed H.R. 3030, to extend the 
basic pilot program for employment eligibility verification, clearing 
the measure for the President.
  Page S14050
  Reuniting Korean Families: Senate agreed to 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.
  Page S14050
  International Emergency Management Assistance Understanding: Senate 
passed S.J. Res. 12, granting the consent of Congress to the 
International Emergency Management Assistance Memorandum of 
Understanding.
  Pages S14050-52
  Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Recognition: Senate agreed to 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 S14052
  Bill Court Referral: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from 
further consideration of S. Res. 83, referring S. 846 entitled ``A bill 
for the relief of J.L. Simmons Company, Inc., of Champaign, Illinois'' 
to the chief judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a 
report thereon, and the resolution was then agreed to.
  Page S14052
  Higher Education Reporting Requirement Simplification: Senate passed 
H.R. 3346, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to simplify the 
reporting requirements relating to higher education tuition and related 
expenses, clearing the measure for the President.
  Page S14052
  Guadagno Visitors Center Designation: Senate passed H.R. 3334, to 
designate the Richard J. Guadagno Headquarters and Visitors Center at 
Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, California, clearing the measure 
for the President.
  Page S14053
  Todd Beamer Post Office Designation: Committee on Governmental 
Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3248, to 
designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 
65 North Main Street in Cranbury, New Jersey, as the ``Todd Beamer Post 
Office Building'', and the bill was then passed, clearing the measure 
for the President.
  Page S14053
  Commending Daw Aung San Suu Kyi: Senate agreed to 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, after agreeing to a 
committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  Pages S14053-54
  Republic of Kazakhstan Congratulations: Committee on Foreign 
Relations was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 194, 
congratulating the people and government of Kazakhstan on the tenth 
anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and the 
resolution was then agreed to, after agreeing to the following 
amendment proposed thereto:
  Page S14054
  Reid (for Brownback) Amendment No. 2693, to recognize Kazakhstan for 
their efforts in combating international terrorism.
Page S14054

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  American Wildlife Enhancement Act: Senate passed S. 990, to amend the 
Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to improve the provisions 
relating to wildlife conservation and restoration programs, after 
agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and 
the following amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S14054-59
  Reid (for Smith (NH)) Amendment No. 2694, to make certain 
modifications to the bill.
Page S14059
  National Foreign Affairs Training Center: Committee on Foreign 
Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3348, to 
designate the National Foreign Affairs Training Center as the George P. 
Shultz National Foreign Affairs Training Center, and the bill was then 
passed, clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages S14059-60
  Security Assistance Act: Senate passed 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, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto: 
                                                        Pages S14060-61
  Reid (for Biden/Helms) Amendment No. 2695, to make certain managers' 
amendments to the bill.
Pages S14060-61
  Water and Wastewater Facilities: Senate passed S. 1608, to establish 
a program to provide grants to drinking water and wastewater facilities 
to meet immediate security needs, after agreeing to a committee 
amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  Pages S14061-62
  Authorizing Emergency Funds: Senate passed S. 1637, to waive certain 
limitations in the case of use of the emergency fund authorized by 
section 125 of title 23, United States Code, to pay the costs of 
projects in response to the attack on the World Trade Center in New 
York City that occurred on September 11, 2001, after agreeing to the 
following amendment proposed thereto:
  Page S14062
  Reid (for Clinton) Amendment No. 2696, to make certain modifications 
to the bill.
Page S14062
  Federal Judiciary Protection Act: Senate passed S. 1099, to increase 
the criminal penalties for assaulting or threatening Federal judges, 
their family members, and other public servants.
  Pages S14062-63
  Authorizing Nonimmigrant Spouses: Senate passed 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, clearing the measure for 
the President.
  Page S14063
  Treaty Traders/Investors: Senate passed H.R. 2277, to provide for 
work authorization for nonimmigrant spouses of treaty traders and 
treaty investors, clearing the measure for the President.
  Page S14063
  Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act: 
Senate passed H.R. 2869, to provide certain relief for small businesses 
from liability under the Comprehension Environmental Response, 
Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, and to amend such Act to 
promote the cleanup and reuse of brownfields, to provide financial 
assistance for brownfields revitalization, to enhance State response 
programs, clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages S14063-64
  Family Sponsor Immigration Act: Senate passed 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, after agreeing to a committee 
amendment.
  Pages S14064-65
  Nurse Corps Recruitment: Senate passed S. 1864, to amend the Public 
Health Service Act to establish a Nurse Corps and recruitment and 
retention strategies to address the nursing shortage.
  Page S14065
  Gen. Shelton Congressional Gold Medal Act: Senate passed H.R. 2751, 
to authorize the President to award a gold medal on behalf of the 
Congress to General Henry H. Shelton and to provide for the production 
of bronze duplicates of such medal for sale to the public, clearing the 
measure for the President.
  Page S14065
  Department of Justice Authorization: Senate passed H.R. 2215, to 
authorize appropriations for the Department of Justice for fiscal year 
2002, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a 
substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto: 
                                                        Pages S14065-75
  Reid (for Leahy/Hatch) Amendment No. 2697, to provide for the 
establishment of additional Boys and Girls Clubs of America. 
                                                            Page S14075
  Senate insisted on its amendment, requested a conference with the 
House thereon, and the Chair was authorized to appoint the following 
conferees on the part of the Senate: Senators Leahy, Kennedy, and 
Hatch.
Page S14075
  Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Programs Enhancement Act: 
Senate passed H.R. 3447, to amend title 38, United States Code, to 
enhance the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to recruit 
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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, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                        Pages S14075-80
  Private Relief: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from 
further consideration of S. 1834, for the relief of retired Sergeant 
First Class James D. Benoit and Wan Sook Benoit, and the bill was then 
passed.
  Pages S14080-81
  Technical Correction: Senate passed S. 1888, to amend title 18 of the 
United States Code to correct a technical error in the codification of 
title 36 of the United States Code.
  Page S14081
  Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery: Committee on 
Veterans' Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 
3392, to name the national cemetery in Saratoga, New York, as the 
Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, and the bill was then 
passed, clearing the measure for the President.
  Page S14081
  Korean War Veterans Association Federal Charter: Committee on the 
Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. 392, to grant 
a Federal Charter to Korean War Veterans Association, Incorporated, and 
the bill was then passed.
  Pages S14081-82
  Immigration Deadline Extension: Committee on the Judiciary was 
discharged from further consideration of S. 1400, to amend the Illegal 
Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to extend 
the deadline for aliens to present a border crossing card that contains 
a biometric identifier matching the appropriate biometric 
characteristic of the alien, and the bill was then passed. 
                                                            Page S14082
  Year of the Rose: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 292, supporting the 
goals of the Year of the Rose.
  Page S14082
Measure Indefinitely Postponed:
  Transportation Appropriations Act: S. 1178, making appropriations for 
the Department of Transportation and related agencies for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2002.
  Pages S14049-50
Labor/HHS/Education Appropriations Conference Report: By 90 yeas to 7 
nays (Vote No. 378), Senate agreed to the conference report on 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, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                    Pages S13773-S13830
Victims of Terrorism Relief Act: Senate concurred in the amendment of 
the House to Senate amendment 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, with a further amendment as follows:
                                                        Pages S13856-64
  Daschle (to the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate 
to the text of the bill) Amendment No. 2689, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Page S13864
Department of Defense Appropriations Conference Report: By 94 yeas to 2 
nays (Vote No. 380), Senate agreed to the conference report on H.R. 
3338, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2002, clearing the measure for the 
President.
  Pages S13832-56, S13864-65, S13865-68, S13869-71
Foreign Operations Appropriations Conference Report: Senate agreed to 
the conference report on H.R. 2506, making appropriations for foreign 
operations, export financing, and related programs for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2002, after consultation between the Majority and 
Republican Leaders, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                    Pages S13894-S13902
Nomination Referral--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was 
reached providing that the nomination of Joseph E. Schmitz to be 
Inspector General, Department of Defense, which was ordered reported by 
the Committee on Armed Services, be referred to the Committee on 
Governmental Affairs for not to exceed 20 calendar days, beginning on 
January 23, 2002, and that if the nomination is not reported after that 
20-day period, the nomination be automatically discharged and placed on 
the Executive Calendar.
Nominations--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached 
providing that all nominations received by the Senate during the 107th 
Congress, First Session, remain in status quo, notwithstanding the 
adjournment of the Senate, and the provisions of Rule XXXI, Paragraph 
6, of the Standing Rules of the Senate, with the following exceptions: 
Otto Reich to be Assistant Secretary of State, and Col. David R. 
Leffarge to be Brigadier General.
  Page S14049
Sine Die Adjournment Appointments: A unanimous-consent agreement was 
reached providing that notwithstanding the sine die adjournment of the 
Senate, the President of the Senate, the President of the Senate pro 
tempore, and the majority and minority leaders be authorized to make 
appointments to commissions, committees, boards, conferences, or 
interparliamentary conferences authorized by law, by

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concurrent action of the two Houses, or by order of the Senate. 
                                                            Page S14049
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  Eduardo Aguirre, Jr., of Texas, to be First Vice President of the 
Export-Import Bank of the United States for a term expiring January 20, 
2005.
  J. Joseph Grandmaison, of New Hampshire, to be a Member of the Board 
of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States for a term 
expiring January 20, 2005.
  Michael Hammond, of Texas, to be Chairperson of the National 
Endowment for the Arts for a term of four years. (Prior to this action, 
Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions was discharged from 
further consideration.)
  James E. Newsome, of Mississippi, to be a Commissioner of the 
Commodity Futures Trading Commission for the term expiring June 19, 
2006. (Prior to this action, Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and 
Forestry was discharged from further consideration.)
  James E. Newsome, of Mississippi, to be Chairman of the Commodity 
Futures Trading Commission. (Prior to this action, Committee on 
Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry was discharged from further 
consideration.)
  Claude M. Bolton, Jr., of Florida, to be an Assistant Secretary of 
the Army.
  Kathleen Burton Clarke, of Utah, to be Director of the Bureau of Land 
Management.
  C. Ashley Royal, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for 
the Middle District of Georgia.
  Harry E. Cummins III, of Arkansas, to be United States Attorney for 
the Eastern District of Arkansas for the term of four years.
  Christopher James Christie, of New Jersey, to be United States 
Attorney for the District of New Jersey for the term of four years.
  Sean O'Keefe, of New York, to be Administrator of the National 
Aeronautics and Space Administration.
  34 Army nominations in the rank of general.
Pages S13830, S14047-49
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Nancy Southard Bryson, of the District of Columbia, to be General 
Counsel of the Department of Agriculture.
  Paul S. Atkins, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Securities and 
Exchange Commission for the remainder of the term expiring June 5, 
2003.
  Cynthia A. Glassman, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Securities 
and Exchange Commission for a term expiring June 5, 2006.
  Linda Morrison Combs, of North Carolina, to be Chief Financial 
Officer, Environmental Protection Agency.
  Eve Slater, of New Jersey, to be an Assistant Secretary of Health and 
Human Services.
  William Leidinger, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary for 
Management, Department of Education.
  Dan Gregory Blair, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Director 
of the Office of Personnel Management.
  Matthew D. Orwig, of Texas, to be United States Attorney for the 
Eastern District of Texas for the term of four years.
  Jane J. Boyle, of Texas, to be United States Attorney for the 
Northern District of Texas for the term of four years.
  James K. Vines, of Tennessee, to be United States Attorney for the 
Middle District of Tennessee for the term of four years.
  Johnny Lewis Hughes, of Maryland, to be United States Marshal for the 
District of Maryland for the term of four years.
  Randy Merlin Johnson, of Alaska, to be United States Marshal for the 
District of Alaska for the term of four years.
  Larry Wade Wagster, of Mississippi, to be United States Marshal for 
the Northern District of Mississippi for the term of four years.
  Routine lists in the Air Force, Foreign Service.
Pages S14083-84
Messages From the House:
  Pages S13940-41
Measures Referred:
  Page S13941
Measures Placed on Calendar:
  Page S13942
Measures Read First Time:
  Page S13942
Enrolled Bills Presented:
  Page S13942
Executive Communications:
  Page S13942
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S13943
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S13944-45
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S13945-82
Additional Statements:
  Page S13938-40
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S13982-S14029
Authority for Committees to Meet:
  Page S14029
Privilege of the Floor:
  Page S14029
Record Votes: Three record votes were taken today. (Total--380) 
                                         Page S13830, S13830-31, S13864
Adjournment: Senate met at 9:30 a.m., and, in accordance with the 
provisions of H. Con. Res. 295, adjourned sine die at 10:06 p.m.

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NOMINATIONS
Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
nomination of Joseph E. Schmitz, of Maryland, to be Inspector General, 
Department of Defense, and 34 military nominations in the Army Reserve.
NOMINATION
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded 
hearings on the nomination of John Magaw, of Maryland, to be Under 
Secretary of Transportation for Security, after the nominee, who was 
introduced by Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta, testified and 
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Chamber Action
Measures Introduced: 58 public bills, H.R. 3552-3609; 1 private bill, 
H.R. 3610; and 10 resolutions, H.J. Res. 80-81; H. Con. Res. 295-298, 
and H. Res. 326-329, were introduced.
  Pages H10963-66
Reports Filed: No Reports were filed today.
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by Rev. Msgr. Peter J. Vaghi, 
Pastor, St. Patrick's Catholic Church of Washington, D.C.
  Page H10913
DOD Appropriations Conference Report: The House agreed to the 
conference report on H.R. 3338, making appropriations for the 
Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002 by 
a yea-and-nay vote of 408 yeas to 6 nays, Roll No. 510. 
                                                        Pages H10917-34
  Agreed to H. Res. 324, the rule that waived points of order against 
the conference report by voice vote.
Pages H10914-16
Making Further Continuing Appropriations: The House passed H.J. Res. 
79, making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2002. 
                                                            Page H10934
  Agreed to H. Res. 323, the rule that provided for consideration of 
the joint resolution by voice vote.
Page H10916
Sine Die Adjournment of the First Session of the One Hundred Seventh 
Congress: The House agreed to H. Con. Res. 295, providing for the sine 
die adjournment of the first session of the One Hundred Seventh 
Congress.
  Pages H10934-35
Convening of the Second Session of the One Hundred Seventh Congress: 
The House passed H.J. Res. 80, appointing the day for the convening of 
the second session of the One Hundred Seventh Congress.
  Page H10935
  Agreed to H. Res. 322, the rule that provided for consideration of 
the joint resolution by voice vote.
Pages H10916-17
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures that were debated on the legislative day of December 
19. Earlier agreed to vacate the ordering of the yeas and nays on H.R. 
3423, H.R. 2561, and H.R. 1432 to the end that the Chair put the 
question on each of those measures de novo.
  Page H10935
  Honoring Dr. James Harvey Early in the Williamsburg, Kentucky Post 
Office Building: S. 1714, to provide for the installation of a plaque 
to honor Dr. James Harvey Early in the Williamsburg, Kentucky Post 
Office Building--clearing the measure for the President;
  Page H10935
  Major Lyn McIntosh Post Office Building, Valdosta, Georgia: H.R. 
1432, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service 
located at 3698 Inner Perimeter Road in Valdosta, Georgia, as the 
``Major Lyn McIntosh Post Office Building;''
  Page H10935
  Office of Government Ethics Authorization: S. 1202, to amend the 
Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) to extend the 
authorization of appropriations for the Office of Government Ethics 
through fiscal year 2006--clearing the measure for the President; 
                                                            Page H10935
  Commending the Crew of the USS Enterprise Battle Group and Armed 
Forces Prosecuting the War: H. Con. Res. 279, recognizing the service 
of the crew members of the USS Enterprise Battle Group during its 
extended deployment for the war effort in Afghanistan. Agreed to amend 
the title so as to read: A concurrent resolution recognizing the 
excellent service of members of the Armed Forces

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who are prosecuting the war to end terrorism and protecting the 
security of the nation;
  Pages H10935-36
  Coast Guard Authorization Act for FY 2002: H.R. 3507, to authorize 
appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal year 2002;
  Page H10936
  Monitoring Iraqi Weapons Development: H.J. Res. 75, amended, 
regarding the monitoring of weapons development in Iraq, as required by 
United Nations Security Council Resolution 687 (April 3, 1991) (agreed 
to by a yea-and-nay vote of 392 yeas to 12 nays with 7 voting 
``present,'' Roll No. 511). Agreed to amend the title so as to read: A 
joint resolution regarding inspection and monitoring to prevent the 
development of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq;
  Page H10936
  Redacting Financial Disclosure Statements: Agreeing to the Senate 
amendments to H.R. 2336, to make permanent the authority to redact 
financial disclosure statements of judicial employees and judicial 
officers (The Senate amended the title so as to read: An Act to extend 
for 4 years, through December 31, 2005, the authority to redact 
financial disclosure statements to judicial employees and judicial 
officers);
  Page H10936
  Eligibility of Reservists and their Dependents for Burial in 
Arlington National Cemetery: H.R. 3423, amended, to amend title 38, 
United States Code, to enact into law eligibility of certain veterans 
and their dependents for burial in Arlington National Cemetery; Agreed 
to amend the title so as to read: A bill to amend title 38, United 
States Code, to enact into law eligibility of certain Reservists and 
their dependents for burial in Arlington National Cemetery; 
                                                        Pages H10936-37
  Living American Hero Appreciation Act: H.R. 2561, amended, to 
increase the rate of special pension for recipients of the medal of 
honor, to authorize those recipients to be furnished an additional 
medal for display purposes, and to increase the criminal penalties 
associated with misuse or fraud relating to the medal of honor. Agreed 
to amend the title so as to read: A bill to amend title 38, United 
States Code, to increase the rate of special pension for recipients of 
the medal of Honor and to make that special pension effective from the 
date of the act for which the recipient is awarded the Medal of honor 
and to amend title 18, United States Code, to increase the criminal 
penalties associated with misuse or fraud relating to the Medal of 
Honor;
  Page H10937
  Qualified Organ Procurement Organizations: H.R. 3504, to amend the 
Public Health Service Act with respect to qualified organ procurement 
organizations;
  Page H10937
  Nurse Reinvestment Act: H.R. 3487, to amend the Public Health Service 
Act with respect to health professions programs regarding the field of 
nursing;
  Page H10937
  Year of the Rose: H. Con. Res. 292, supporting the goals of the Year 
of the Rose; and
  Page H10937
  Higher Education Relief Opportunities: 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.
  Page H10938
Suspension Failed--Higher Education Act Amendments: The House failed to 
suspend the rules and 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 by a recorded vote of 257 ayes to 148 noes (2/3 required to 
pass), Roll No. 512.
  Pages H10937-38
Committee to Notify the President: The House agreed to H. Res. 327, 
providing for a committee of two Members to be appointed by the House 
to inform the President that the two houses have completed their 
business of the session and are ready to adjourn, unless the President 
has some other communication to make to them. Subsequently the Speaker 
appointed Majority Leader Armey and Minority Leader Gephardt to the 
Committee.
  Page H10938
Resignations--Appointments: Agreed that until the day the House 
convenes for the Second Session of the 107th Congress, and 
notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, the Speaker, Majority 
Leader and Minority Leader may accept resignations and make 
appointments authorized by law or by the House.
  Page H10938
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Appointment: Agreed that 
until the day the House convenes for the Second Session of the 107th 
Congress the Speaker, pursuant to clause 11 of Rule 10 and clause 11 of 
rule 1, and notwithstanding the requirement of clause 11(a)(1) of Rule 
10, may appoint a member to the Permanent Select Committee on 
Intelligence to fill the existing vacancy thereon.
  Page H10938
Extension of Remarks: Agreed that Members may have until publication of 
the last edition of the Congressional Record authorized for the First 
Session by the Joint Committee on Printing to revise and extend their 
remarks and to include brief, related extraneous material on any matter 
occurring before the adjournment of the First Session Sine Die. 
                                                            Page H10938

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Resolutions Reported by the Committee on Rules: Agreed that the 
following resolutions be laid on the table: H. Res. 291, R. Res. 317, 
H. Res. 318, and H. Res. 321.
  Page H10938
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he 
appointed Representative Tom Davis of Virginia or if not available to 
perform this duty, Representative Wayne Gilchrest to act as Speaker pro 
tempore to sign enrolled bills and joint resolutions until the day the 
House convenes for the second session of the 107th Congress. 
                                                            Page H10938
Recess: The House recessed at 2:19 p.m. and reconvened at 5:02 p.m. 
                                                            Page H10953
Victims of Terrorism Relief Act: The House agreed to the Senate 
amendment to the House amendment 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--clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages H10954-59
Adjournment Sine Die Pending Receipt of Senate Message: Agreed that 
when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 4 p.m. on Friday, 
December 21, 2001, unless it sooner has received a message from the 
Senate transmitting its passage without amendment of House Joint 
Resolution 79, in which case the House shall stand adjourned sine die 
pursuant to H. Con. Res. 295.
  Pages H10953-54
Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate appear on pages 
H10953.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes and one recorded vote 
developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages 
H10933-34, H10936, and H10937-38. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and at 5:08 p.m. pursuant to the 
previous order of the House of today, the House stands adjourned until 
4 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2001, unless it sooner has received a 
message from the Senate transmitting its passage without amendment of 
H.J. Res. 79, in which case the House shall stand adjourned for the 
first session of the One Hundred Seventh Congress sine die pursuant to 
H. Con. Res. 295.
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Committee Meetings
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                            NEW PUBLIC LAWS

  (For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest of December 17, 
                            2001, p. D1263)
  H.R. 717, to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for 
research and services with respect to Duchenne muscular dystrophy. 
Signed on December 18, 2001. (Public Law 107-84)
  H.R. 1766, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 4270 John Marr Drive in Annandale, Virginia, as the 
``Stan Parris Post Office Building''. Signed on December 18, 2001. 
(Public Law 107-85)
  H.R. 2261, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 2853 Candler Road in Decatur, Georgia, as the ``Earl 
T. Shinhoster Post Office''. Signed on December 18, 2001. (Public Law 
107-86)
  H.R. 2299, making appropriations for the Department of Transportation 
and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002. 
Signed on December 18, 2001. (Public Law 107-87)
  H.R. 2454, to redesignate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 5472 Crenshaw Boulevard in Los Angeles, California, 
as the ``Congressman Julian C. Dixon Post Office Building''. Signed on 
December 18, 2001. (Public Law 107-88)
  H.J. Res. 71, amending title 36, United States Code, to designate 
September 11 as Patriot Day. Signed on December 18, 2001. (Public Law 
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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                  12 noon, Wednesday, January 23, 2002

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Wednesday: Senate will convene for the second session of 
the 107th Congress and conduct a live quorum.
  (Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m., for their 
respective party conferences.)
  (Senate photograph will occur at 2:30 p.m.)

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                  12 noon, Wednesday, January 23, 2002

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Wednesday: To be announced.
    
    
    
    
    
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            Extensions of Remarks as inserted in this issue

                 HOUSE
       
     Baca, Joe, Calif., E2394
     Baker, Richard H., La., E2349
     Barr, Bob, Ga., E2339, E2341, E2345, E2363, E2372, E2376, 
     E2379
     Barton, Joe, Tex., E2354
     Becerra, Xavier, Calif., E2351, E2382
     Bentsen, Ken, Tex., E2397
     Biggert, Judy, Ill., E2353
     Blunt, Roy, Mo., E2369, E2387
     Boozman, John, Ark., E2346, E2360
     Boyd, Allen, Fla., E2351
     Burton, Dan, Ind., E2362
     Calvert, Ken, Calif., E2348, E2395
     Cannon, Chris, Utah, E2353
     Capito, Shelley Moore, W.Va., E2374, E2378
     Capps, Lois, Calif., E2378, E2401
     Castle, Michael N., Del., E2348
     Christensen, Donna M., The Virgin Islands, E2349
     Conyers, John, Jr., Mich., E2386
     Costello, Jerry F., Ill., E2390
     Coyne, William J., Pa., E2368, E2400, E2402
     Cubin, Barbara, Wyo., E2349
     Davis, Jo Ann, Va., E2386
     Doolittle, John T., Calif., E2411
     Duncan, John J., Jr., Tenn., E2383
     Edwards, Chet, Tex., E2349
     Engel, Eliot L., N.Y., E2372
     Evans, Lane, Ill., E2399
     Everett, Terry, Ala., E2344
     Faleomavaega, Eni F.H., American Samoa, E2390
     Foley, Mark, Fla., E2399
     Ford, Harold E., Jr., Tenn., E2361, E2389
     Gekas, George W., Pa., E2342
     Gillmor, Paul E., Ohio, E2357, E2410
     Gilman, Benjamin A., N.Y., E2364
     Gonzalez, Charles A., Tex., E2354, E2382
     Gordon, Bart, Tenn., E2390
     Hall, Ralph M., Tex., E2339, E2343
     Hansen, James V., Utah, E2358
     Harman, Jane, Calif., E2371
     Hastert, J. Dennis, Ill., E2386
     Hefley, Joel, Colo., E2347
     Hilliard, Earl F., Ala., E2385
     Hinojosa, Ruben, Tex., E2366
     Holt, Rush D., N.J., E2365, E2381, E2385, E2401, E2404
     Honda, Michael M., Calif., E2347
     Hostettler, John N., Ind., E2403
     Houghton, Amo, N.Y., E2346, E2386
     Hoyer, Steny H., Md., E2341, E2360
     Hyde, Henry J., Ill., E2386
     Inslee, Jay, Wash., E2371
     Israel, Steve, N.Y., E2395
     Jackson-Lee, Sheila, Tex., E2368, E2369, E2397, E2399
     Jenkins, William L., Tenn., E2346
     Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E2376, E2379
     Johnson, Nancy L., Conn., E2366
     Johnson, Sam, Tex., E2347, E2370
     Jones, Walter B., N.C., E2392
     Kanjorski, Paul E., Pa., E2382, E2390
     Kerns, Brian D., Ind., E2369
     Kilpatrick, Carolyn C., Mich., E2397
     Kingston, Jack, Ga., E2401
     Kleczka, Gerald D., Wisc., E2393
     Kucinich, Dennis J., Ohio, E2408
     Langevin, James R., R.I., E2345, E2368, E2369
     Lantos, Tom, Calif., E2341, E2381
     Lee, Barbara, Calif., E2356, E2396
     Lewis, Jerry, Calif., E2350
     Lofgren, Zoe, Calif., E2373, E2377, E2380
     Lowey, Nita M., N.Y., E2377, E2398
     McCarthy, Karen, Mo., E2376, E2378
     McInnis, Scott, Colo., E2370, E2371, E2372, E2380, E2380
     McIntyre, Mike, N.C., E2366
     McKinney, Cynthia A., Ga., E2365
     Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E2375, E2383, E2402, E2403
     Markey, Edward J., Mass., E2353, E2381
     Miller, George, Calif., E2340, E2344
     Miller, Jeff, Fla., E2384
     Mink, Patsy T., Hawaii, E2396, E2400
     Murtha, John P., Pa., E2344
     Myrick, Sue Wilkins, N.C., E2392
     Nethercutt, George R., Jr., Wash., E2389
     Ney, Robert W., Ohio, E2403
     Norton, Eleanor Holmes, D.C., E2356, E2358, E2384
     Ortiz, Solomon P., Tex., E2340, E2343, E2386
     Ose, Doug, Calif., E2383
     Owens, Major R., N.Y., E2391
     Oxley, Michael G., Ohio, E2346, E2387
     Pelosi, Nancy, Calif., E2367
     Rahall, Nick J., II, W.Va., E2355, E2361, E2391
     Rangel, Charles B., N.Y., E2340, E2363
     Reyes, Silvestre, Tex., E2352
     Riley, Bob, Ala., E2348
     Rohrabacher, Dana, Calif., E2356
     Ross, Mike, Ark., E2350
     Rothman, Steven R., N.J., E2392
     Sanchez, Loretta, Calif., E2352
     Schaffer, Bob, Colo., E2339, E2343, E2345
     Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr., Wisc., E2368
     Shimkus, John, Ill., E2387
     Shows, Ronnie, Miss., E2351
     Shuster, Bill, Pa., E2392
     Simmons, Rob, Conn., E2340, E2343
     Simpson, Michael K., Idaho, E2410
     Smith, Christopher H., N.J., E2360, E2373, E2404
     Solis, Hilda L., Calif., E2349, E2396
     Spratt, John M., Jr., S.C., E2355, E2366
     Stupak, Bart, Mich., E2361, E2389, E2394
     Tancredo, Thomas G., Colo., E2350
     Taylor, Charles H., N.C., E2345
     Thompson, Mike, Calif., E2351
     Towns, Edolphus, N.Y., E2356, E2359
     Traficant, James A., Jr., Ohio, E2357
     Udall, Mark, Colo., E2377, E2379
     Udall, Tom, N.M., E2387, E2400
     Underwood, Robert A., Guam, E2357, E2359, E2365, E2371
     Walsh, James T., N.Y., E2348
     Waters, Maxine, Calif., E2393
     Watt, Melvin L., N.C., E2411
     Weiner, Anthony D., N.Y., E2393
     Weldon, Dave, Fla., E2373, E2377
     Wu, David, Ore., E2370 


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