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                                                   Friday, April 6, 2001

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate agreed to the Congressional Budget Resolution.


                                 Senate

Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S3637-S3772
Measures Introduced: Thirty-two bills and four resolutions were introduced, 
as follows: S. 724-755, and S. Res. 68-71.
  Pages S3705-06
Measures Passed:
  Congressional Budget Resolution: By 65 yeas to 35 nays (Vote No. 86), 
Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 83, establishing the congressional budget for 
the United States Government for fiscal year 2002, revising the 
congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2001, 
and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for each of fiscal years 2003 
through 2011, after taking action on the following amendments proposed 
thereto:
  Pages S3638-96
Adopted:
  By 53 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. 84), Wellstone Amendment No. 269 (to 
Amendment No. 170), to increase discretionary funding for veterans medical 
care by $1.718 billion in 2002 and each year thereafter to ensure that 
veterans have access to quality medical care.
Pages S3638-39
  By a unanimous vote of 99 yeas (Vote No. 85), Bond Amendment No. 351 (to 
Amendment No. 170), to increase Veterans discretionary spending for fiscal 
year 2002.
Pages S3638-39
  Enzi/Carper Amendment No. 284 (to Amendment No. 170), to modify the 
resolution to reflect that there should be no new Federal fees on State-
chartered banks.
Pages S3639-41
  Kerry Modified Amendment No. 249 (to Amendment No. 170), to reduce 
greenhouse gas emissions, address global climate change concerns, protect 
global environment, and promote domestic energy security; to provide 
increased funding for voluntary programs that will reduce greenhouse gas 
emissions in the near term; to provide increased funding for a range of 
energy resources and energy efficiency programs; to provide increased 
funding to ensure adequate U.S. participation in negotiations that are 
conducted pursuant to the Senate-ratified United Nations Framework 
Convention on Climate Change; to provide increased funding to encourage 
developing nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and, to provide 
increased funding for programs to assist U.S. businesses exporting clean 
energy technologies to developing nations.
Pages S3641-44
  Leahy/Harkin Amendment No. 238 (to Amendment No. 170), to provide an 
increase of $1,500,000,000 in fiscal year 2002 to Department of Justice 
programs for State and local law enforcement assistance.
Pages S3644-45
  Smith (OR) Amendment No. 217 (to Amendment No. 170), to protect public 
health, to improve water quality in the nation's rivers and lakes, at the 
nation's beaches, and along the nation's coasts, to promote endangered 
species recovery, and to work towards meeting the nation's extensive 
wastewater infrastructure needs by increasing funding for wastewater 
infrastructure in fiscal year 2002 in an amount that will allow funding for 
the State water pollution control revolving funds at an amount equal to the 
amount appropriated in fiscal year 2001 and to fully fund grants to address 
municipal combined sewer and sanitary sewer overflows.
Pages S3645-46
  Domenici (for Inhofe) Amendment No. 334 (to Amendment No. 170), to 
increase Impact Aid funding to $1,293,302,000.
Pages S3646-49
  Domenici (for DeWine) Amendment No. 236 (to Amendment No. 170), to provide 
additional funding for the United States Coast Guard for fiscal year 2002. 
                                                              Pages S3646-49

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  Domenici (for Dorgan) Amendment No. 196 (to Amendment No. 170), to 
increase the amount of funding for the trade enforcement programs of the 
International Trade Administration.
                                                              Pages S3646-49
  Domenici (for Mikulski) Amendment No. 244 (to Amendment No. 170), to 
increase education technology funding to $1.5 billion per year. 
                                                              Pages S3646-49
  Domenici (for Nelson (FL)) Amendment No. 335 (to Amendment No. 170), to 
provide public water systems the initial funding needed in Fiscal Year 2002 
of $43,855,000 to comply with the 10 parts per billion standard for arsenic 
in drinking water recommended by the National Academy of Sciences 1999 study 
and adopted by the World Health Organization and European Union. 
                                                              Pages S3646-49
  Domenici (for Grassley) Modified Amendment No. 237 (to Amendment No. 170), 
to establish a reserve fund for the Family Opportunity Act.
                                                              Pages S3649-50
  Domenici (for Collins) Modified Amendment No. 214 (to Amendment No. 170), 
to provide for a reserve fund for veterans' education.
Pages S3650-52
  Domenici (for Santorum) Modified Amendment No. 182 (to Amendment No. 170), 
to increase in funding $353,500,000 for fiscal year 2002 for Department of 
Defense basic research conducted in American universities.
Pages S3652-53
  Domenici (for Bingaman) Amendment No. 297 (to Amendment No. 170), to 
provide a reserve fund for refundable tax credits.
Pages S3653-54
  Domenici (for Clinton) Modified Amendment No. 328 (to Amendment No. 170), 
to strengthen our national food safety infrastructure by increasing the 
number of inspectors within the Food and Drug Administration to enable the 
Food and Drug Administration to inspect high-risk sites at least annually, 
supporting research that enables us to meet emerging threats, improving 
surveillance to identify and trace the sources and incidence of food-borne 
illness, and otherwise maintaining at least current funding levels for food 
safety initiatives at the Food and Drug Administration and the United States 
Department of Agriculture.
Pages S3654, S3662
  Domenici (for Reid) Amendment No. 219 (to Amendment No. 170), to express 
the sense of the Senate on the substitute amendment to the budget resolution 
with respect to increasing funds for renewable energy research and 
development.
Page S3654
  Domenici (for Daschle) Amendment No. 325 (to Amendment No. 170), to 
increase discretionary funding for the Indian Health Service by decreasing 
the size of the tax cut for the wealthiest Americans.
Pages S3654-55
  Domenici (for Smith (OR)/Johnson) Amendment No. 246 (to Amendment No. 
170), to increase the construction funds available to the Bureau of 
Reclamation for 2002 and 2003.
Page S3655
  Domenici (for Smith(OR)) Modified Amendment No. 283 (to Amendment No. 
170), to provide an increase in funds of $1.3 billion in fiscal year 2002 
for the promotion of voluntary agriculture and forestry conservation 
programs that enhance and protect natural resources on private lands and 
without taking from the HI Trust Fund.
Page S3655
  Domenici (for Kerry/Bond) Amendment No. 183 (to Amendment No. 170), to 
revise the budget for fiscal year 2002 so that the small business programs 
at the Small Business Administration are adequately funded and can continue 
to provide loans and business assistance to the country's 24 million small 
businesses, and to restore and reasonably increase funding to specific 
programs at the Small Business Administration because the current budget 
request reduces funding for the Agency by a minimum of 26 percent at a time 
when the economy is volatile and the Federal Reserve Board reports that 45 
percent of banks have reduced lending to small businesses by making it 
harder to obtain loans and more expensive to borrow.
Pages S3657-59
  Domenici (for Murray) Modified Amendment No. 231 (to Amendment No. 170), 
to increase budget authority and outlays in Function 450 to provide adequate 
funding for Project Impact and FEMA Hazard Mitigation grants. 
                                                              Pages S3659-61
  Domenici (for Lincoln) Modified Amendment No. 253 (to Amendment No. 170), 
of a perfecting nature.
Page S3662
  Domenici (for Byrd) Amendment No. 205 (to Amendment No. 170), to increase 
discretionary education funding by $100,000,000 to improve the teaching of 
American History in America's public schools.
Pages S3662-65
  Domenici (for Byrd) Amendment No. 207 (to Amendment No. 170), to increase 
investments in Fossil Energy Research and Development for Fiscal Year 2002. 
                                                              Pages S3662-65
  Domenici (for Byrd/Dayton) Amendment No. 209 (to Amendment No. 170), to 
increase resources in Fiscal Year 2002 for building clean and safe drinking 
water facilities and sanitary wastewater disposal facilities in rural 
America.
Pages S3662-65

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  Domenici (for Graham/Hutchison) Amendment No. 317 (to Amendment No. 170), 
to extend the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Supplemental 
Grants for fiscal year 2002.
Page S3665
  Bingaman/Domenici Amendment No. 303 (to Amendment No. 170), to establish a 
reserve fund for permanent, mandatory funding for Payments In Lieu of Taxes 
and Refuge Revenue Sharing.
Page S3667
  Domenici (for Bingaman) Modified Amendment No. 302 (to Amendment No. 170), 
to make certain funding adjustments.
Pages S3668-69
  Graham Modified Amendment No. 316 (to Amendment No. 170), to restore the 
Social Services Block Grant to $2.38 billion in accordance with the 
statutory agreement made in the Personnel Responsibility and Work 
Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996.
Page S3669
  Domenici Amendment No. 170, in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                              Pages S3638-96
Rejected:
  Domenici (for Dorgan) Amendment No. 197 (to Amendment No. 170), to 
increase budget authority and outlays in Function 450 (Community and 
Regional Development) by $2,300,000,000 to establish a venture capital fund 
to make equity investments in businesses with high job-creating potential 
located or locating in rural counties that have experienced economic 
hardship caused by net outmigration of 10 percent or more between 1980 and 
1998 and are situated in States in which 25 percent or more of the rural 
counties have experienced net outmigration of 10 percent or more over the 
same period, based on Bureau of the Census statistics; to make available 
$200,000,000 to that fund for each of fiscal years 2002 through 2011; to 
require a substantial investment from State government and private sources 
and to guarantee up to 60 percent of each authorized private investment; and 
to express the sense of the Senate that this funding should be offset by a 
transfer of $2,300,000,000 from the surplus amounts held by Federal Reserve 
banks.
Page S3656
  Domenici (for Dorgan) Amendment No. 198 (to Amendment No. 170), to 
eliminate the Bureau of Indian Affairs school construction backlog and to 
increase funding for Indian health services, by transferring funds from the 
surplus amounts held by Federal Reserve banks.
Pages S3656-57
  Domenici (for Conrad) Amendment No. 261 (to Amendment No. 170), in the 
nature of a substitute.
Page S3657
Withdrawn:
  Allen Amendment No. 285 (to Amendment No. 170), to provide for an 
Education Opportunity Tax Relief Reserve Fund.
Pages S3661-62
  Stabenow (for Graham) Amendment No. 313 (to Amendment No. 170), to provide 
a budget mechanism for protecting current Medicare Part A services. 
                                                              Pages S3665-67
  Kennedy Modified Amendment No. 218 (to Amendment No. 170), to make certain 
funding adjustments.
Pages S3667-68
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at 2 p.m. on 
Monday, April 23, 2001, the Senate resume H. Con. Res. 83 and the Majority 
Leader, or designee, be recognized to make a motion for the Senate to insist 
on its amendment, request a conference with the House on the disagreeing 
votes thereon, and the Chair be authorized to appoint conferees on the part 
of the Senate.
Page S3769
  Congratulating Notre Dame Women's Basketball Team: Senate agreed to S. 
Res. 69, congratulating the Fighting Irish of the University of Notre Dame 
for winning the 2001 women's basketball championship.
  Pages S3765-66
  Honoring American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: Senate 
agreed to S. Res. 70, honoring The American Society for the Prevention of 
Cruelty to Animals for its 135 years of service to the people of the United 
States and their animals.
  Page S3766
  Printing Authority: Committee on Rules and Administration was discharged 
from further consideration of H. Con. Res. 43, authorizing the printing of a 
revised and updated version of the House document entitled ``Black Americans 
in Congress, 1870-1989'', and the resolution was then agreed to. 
                                                                  Page S3766
  Deportation of Chechen People: Senate agreed to S. Res. 27, to express the 
sense of the Senate regarding the 1944 deportation of the Chechen people to 
central Asia.
  Page S3766
  Wrongful Imprisonment of Kosovar Albanians: Senate agreed to S. Res. 60, 
urging the immediate release of Kosovar Albanians wrongfully imprisoned in 
Serbia.
  Pages S3766-67
  Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 23, expressing 
the sense of Congress with respect to the involvement of the Government of 
Libya in the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.
  Pages S3767-68

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  International Education Policy: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 7, 
expressing the sense of Congress that the United States should establish an 
international education policy to further national security, foreign policy, 
and economic competitiveness, promote mutual understanding and cooperation 
among nations, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a 
substitute.
  Pages S3768-69
Appointments:
  U.S. Capitol Preservation Commission: The Chair, on behalf of the 
President pro tempore, pursuant to Public Law 100-696, appointed Senator 
DeWine as a member of the United States Capitol Preservation Commission. 
                                                                  Page S3766
  Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission: The Chair, on behalf of the President 
pro tempore, pursuant to Public Law 94-118, reappointed Senator Murkowski to 
the Japan-United States Friendship Commission.
  Page S3766
Authority to Make Appointments: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached 
providing that notwithstanding the recess or 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 concurrent action of the two Houses, or by 
order of the Senate.
  Page S3766
Authority for Committees: All committees were authorized to file legislative 
and executive reports during the adjournment of the Senate on Tuesday, April 
17, 2001, from 12 noon to 2 p.m.
  Page S3769
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  Tim S. McClain, of California, to be General Counsel, Department of 
Veterans Affairs.
  Chris Spear, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor (Prior to 
this action, Senate discharged the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and 
Pensions)
  Kristine Ann Iverson, of Illinois, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor. 
(Prior to this action, Senate discharged the Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor and Pensions)
  1 Army nomination in the rank of general.
Pages S3769, S3772
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Thelma J. Askey, of Tennessee, to be Director of the Trade and Development 
Agency.
  Piyush Jindal, of Louisiana, to be an Assistant Secretary of Health and 
Human Services.
  Charles A. James, Jr., of Virginia, to be an Assistant Attorney General.
  Maria Cino, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce and 
Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service.
  Wade F. Horn, of Maryland, to be Assistant Secretary for Family Support, 
Department of Health and Human Services.
  Scott Whitaker, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Health and 
Human Services.
  6 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
  1 Army nomination in the rank of general.
  1 Marine Corps nomination in the rank of general.
Page S3772
Executive Communications:
  Pages S3703-04
Petitions and Memorials:
  Pages S3704-05
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S3705
Measures Placed on Calendar:
  Page S3765
Statements on Introduced Bills:
  Pages S3709-63
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S3706-09
Amendments Submitted:
  Page S3763
Additional Statements:
  Pages S3699-S3703
Record Votes: Three record votes were taken today. (Total--86) 
                                                          Pages S3639, S3696
Adjournment: Senate met at 9:30 a.m., and pursuant to the provisions of H. 
Con. Res. 93, adjourned at 4:02 p.m., until 12 noon, on Monday, April 23, 
2001. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader 
in today's Record on page S3772.)


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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Veterans Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
nomination of Tim S. McClain, of California, to be General Counsel, 
Department of Veterans Affairs.
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                        House of Representatives

Chamber Action
  The House was not in session today. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Con. 
Res. 93, providing for a conditional adjournment of the House of 
Representatives and a conditional recess or adjournment of the Senate, it 
stands adjourned until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2001.


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Committee Meetings
  No Committee meetings were held.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                       12 Noon, Monday, April 23

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Monday: After the recognition of two Senators for speeches 
and the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond 2 
p.m.), Senate will begin the appointment of conferees process with 
respect to H. Con. Res. 83, Congressional Budget Resolution.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                       2 p.m., Tuesday, April 24

                               
                             House Chamber
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