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                                            Wednesday, February 13, 2002

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate passed H.R. 2646, Farm Aid bill.
      The House passed H.R. 2356, Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act.


                                 Senate

Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S675-S792
Measures Introduced: Eight bills and three resolutions were introduced, as 
follows: S. 1937-1944, S. Res. 208-209, and S. Con. Res. 97.
  Page S732
Measures Reported:
  S. 1857, to Encourage the Negotiated Settlement of Tribal Claims, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  S.J. Res. 31, suspending certain provisions of law pursuant to section 
258(a)(2) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. 
                                                                   Page S732
Measures Passed:
  Farm Aid: By 58 yeas to 40 nays (Vote No. 30), Senate passed H.R. 2646, to 
provide for the continuation of agricultural programs through fiscal year 
2011, after striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu 
thereof the text of S. 1731, Senate companion measure, and after taking 
action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S675-99
Adopted:
  By a unanimous vote of 98 yeas (Vote No. 27), Reid (for Conrad) Amendment 
No. 2857 (to Amendment No. 2471), to express the Sense of the Senate that no 
Social Security surplus funds should be used to pay to make currently 
scheduled tax cuts permanent or for wasteful spending.
Pages S675-77
  By 56 yeas to 42 nays (Vote No. 28), Lugar (for Kyl/Nickles) Amendment No. 
2850 (to Amendment No. 2471), to express the Sense of the Senate that the 
repeal of the estate tax should be made permanent by eliminating the sunset 
provision's applicability to the estate tax.
Pages S675-77
  Harkin (for Kerry/Snowe) Amendment No. 2852 (to Amendment No. 2471), to 
provide emergency disaster assistance for the commercial fishery failure 
with respect to Northeast multispecies fisheries.
Pages S675, S679-80
  Harkin/Lugar Amendment No. 2859 (to Amendment No. 2471), to make certain 
improvements to Farm Aid.
Page S683
  Daschle (for Harkin) Amendment No. 2471, in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                               Pages S675-83
Rejected:
  Lugar (for Domenici) Modified Amendment No. 2851 (to Amendment No. 2471), 
to require the Secretary of Agriculture to make payments to milk producers. 
(By 56 yeas to 42 nays (Vote No. 29), Senate tabled the amendment.) 
                                                         Pages S675, S677-79
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following 
action:
  Daschle motion to reconsider the vote (Vote No. 377--107th Congress, 1st 
Session) by which the second motion to invoke cloture on Daschle (for 
Harkin) Amendment No. 2471 (listed above) was not agreed to, fell when H.R. 
2646, listed above, was passed.
Page S675
  Pursuant to the order of February 7, 2002, Senate insisted on its 
amendment and requested a conference with the House thereon.
Page S699
  Also, pursuant to the order of February 7, 2002, S. 1731 was returned to 
the Senate calendar.
  Capitol Rotunda Holocaust Ceremony: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 325, 
permitting the use of the rotunda of the Capitol for a ceremony as part of 
the commemoration of the days of remembrance of victims of the Holocaust. 
                                                                   Page S791
  Adjournment Resolution: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 97, providing for a 
conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate and a conditional 
adjournment of the House of Representatives.
  Page S791
Election Reform: Senate began consideration of S. 565, to establish the 
Commission on Voting Rights and Procedures to study and make recommendations 
regarding election technology, voting, and election administration, to 
establish a grant program under which the Office of Justice Programs and the 
Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice shall provide assistance 
to States and localities in improving election technology and the 
administration of Federal elections, and to require States to meet uniform 
and nondiscriminatory election technology and administration requirements 
for the 2004 Federal elections, taking action on the following amendments 
proposed thereto:
  Pages S709-29

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Adopted:
  Smith (NH) Amendment No. 2861 (to Amendment No. 2858), of a perfecting 
nature.
Pages S714-18
  Allard Amendment No. 2858, to clarify the standard for invalidation of 
ballots cast by absent uniformed services voters in Federal elections, to 
maximize the access of recently separated uniformed services voters to the 
polls, to prohibit the refusal of voter registration and absentee ballot 
applications on grounds of early submission, and to distribute copies of the 
Federal military voter laws to the States.
Pages S713-18
  Dodd/McConnell Amendment No. 2688, in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                               Pages S709-26
  Dodd (for Cantwell) Amendment No. 2874, to treat absentee ballots and 
mail-in ballots in the same manner as other paper ballot voting systems 
under the voting systems standards and to ensure that voters are informed 
how to correct voting errors before a ballot is cast and counted. 
                                                                   Page S726
  Schumer Amendment No. 2871, to specify how lever voting systems may meet 
the multilingual voting materials requirement.
Pages S727-28
  Schumer Amendment No. 2873, to require States and localities to mail a 
voter registration form to individuals who cast provisional ballots that 
were not counted.
Pages S727-28
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the bill at 10:15 a.m., on Thursday, February 14, 2002. 
                                                                   Page S791
Reading of Washington's Farewell Address: A unanimous-consent agreement was 
reached providing that, notwithstanding the Resolution of the Senate of 
January 24, 1901, as modified by the order of February 13, 2002, on Monday, 
February 25, 2002, immediately following the prayer and the disposition of 
the Journal, the traditional reading of Washington's Farewell Address take 
place, and the Chair, on behalf of the Vice President, was authorized to 
appoint Senator Corzine to perform this task.
  Page S791
Budget and Deficit Control--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was 
reached providing that, at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, 
following consultation with the Republican Leader, Senate begin 
consideration of S.J. Res. 31, suspending certain provisions of law pursuant 
to section 258(a)(2) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control 
Act of 1985, with a vote to occur on passage of the joint resolution. 
                                                                   Page S791
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  John L. Howard, of Illinois, to be Chairman of the Special Panel on 
Appeals.
  Dan Gregory Blair, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Director of 
the Office of Personnel Management.
  Linda Morrison Combs, of North Carolina, to be Chief Financial Officer, 
Environmental Protection Agency. (Prior to this action, Committee on 
Environment and Public Works was discharged from further consideration.)
  Morris X. Winn, of Texas, to be an Assistant Administrator of the 
Environmental Protection Agency. (Prior to this action, Committee on 
Environment and Public Works was discharged from further consideration.) 
                                                         Pages S791, S791-92
Messages From the House:
  Page S732
Measures Referred:
  Page S732
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S732-33
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S733-46
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S746-90
Authority for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S790-91
Privilege of the Floor:
  Page S791
Record Votes: Four record votes were taken today. (Total--30) 
                                                      Pages S677, S679, S799
Adjournment: Senate met at 9:30 a.m., and adjourned at 7:28 p.m., until 9:30 
a.m., on Thursday, February 14, 2002.


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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings

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[Pages D95-D97]
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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Personnel concluded hearings on 
proposed legislation authorizing funds for fiscal year 2003 for the 
Department of Defense, focusing on active and reserve military and civilian 
personnel programs, after receiving testimony from David S. C. Chu, Under 
Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness; Reginald J. Brown, 
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs; William A. 
Navas, Jr., Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve 
Affairs; Michael L. Dominguez, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for 
Manpower and Reserve Affairs; SMA Jack L. Tilley, USA, Sergeant Major of the 
Army; SM Alford L. McMichael, USMC, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps; 
MCPON James L. Herdt, USN, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy; CMSGT 
Frederick J. Finch, USAF, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force; Craig W. 
Duehring, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve 
Affairs; Lt. Gen. Russell C. Davis, ANG, Chief, National Guard Bureau; Maj. 
Gen. Craig Bambrough, USAR, Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve 
Command; VADM John B. Totushek, USNR, Commander, U.S. Naval Reserve Force; 
Lt. Gen. James E. Sherrard III, USAF, Chief, Air Force Reserve; and Lt. Gen. 
Dennis M. McCarthy, USMCR, Commander, Marine Forces Reserve.

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HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT BUDGET
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded 
hearings to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 
2003 for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, after receiving 
testimony from Mel Martinez, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; 
Sheila Crowley, National Low Income Housing Coalition, Washington, D.C.; 
Joseph F. Reilly, JP Morgan Chase Community Development Group, New York, New 
York, on behalf of the National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders; 
and Thomas L. Jones, Habitat for Humanity International, Americus, Georgia.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on the Budget: Committee ordered unfavorably reported S.J. Res. 
31, suspending certain provisions of law pursuant to section 258(a)(2) of 
the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.
2003 BUDGET
Committee on the Budget: Committee resumed hearings on the President's 
proposed budget request for fiscal year 2003 and revenue proposals, focusing 
on the Department of Defense, after receiving testimony from Paul Wolfowitz, 
Deputy Secretary of Defense.
  Hearings continue tomorrow.
EPA 2003 BUDGET
Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee concluded hearings on 
the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2003 for the 
Environmental Protection Agency, after receiving testimony from Christine 
Todd Whitman, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Finance: Committee ordered favorably reported an original bill 
establishing Energy Tax Incentives Act of 2002.
SECTORAL TRADE DISPUTES
Committee on Finance: Committee held hearings to examine sectoral trade 
disputes concerning lumber and steel, focusing on open and fair competition 
in international markets, receiving testimony from Grant D. Aldonas, Under 
Secretary of Commerce for International Trade; Peter Allgeier, Deputy United 
States Trade Representative; Bobby Rayburn, National Association of Home 
Builders, Rodger Schlickeisen, Defenders of Wildlife, and Jon E. Jenson, 
Consuming Industries Trade Action Coalition, all of Washington, D.C.; W. J. 
Wood, Tolleson Lumber Company, Perry, Georgia, on behalf of the Coalition 
for Fair Lumber Imports; Thomas J. Usher, United States Steel Corporation, 
and Leo W. Gerard, United Steelworkers of America, both of Pittsburgh, 
Pennsylvania; Daniel R. DiMicco, Nucor Corporation, Charlotte, North 
Carolina; Gary C. Hill, National Metalwares, Aurora, Illinois, on behalf of 
the Emergency Committee for American Trade; and Joseph Cannon, Geneva Steel, 
Vineyard, Utah.
  Hearings recessed subject to call.
HIV/AIDS
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded hearings to examine 
bilateral and multilateral responses to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS, 
focusing on new prevention tools including microbicides, treatment and care 
of people living with HIV/AIDS, and mitigation of current and future social 
and economic impacts of the epidemic, after receiving testimony from Tommy 
G. Thompson, Secretary of Health and Human Services; Andrew Natsios, 
Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development; Paula J. 
Dobriansky, Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs; Peter Piot, UNAIDS, 
Geneva, Switzerland; Princeton Lyman, Aspen Institute, Washington, D.C., on 
behalf of the Center for Strategic and International Studies Task Force on 
HIV/AIDS; Sunanda Ray, Southern Africa HIV/AIDS Information Dissemination 
Service, Harare, Zimbabwe; and Peter Okaalet, Medical Assistance Program 
International, Nairobi, Kenya.
DIAMOND TRADE
Committee on Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on Oversight of Government 
Management, Restructuring and the District of Columbia concluded hearings to 
examine the implementation and enforcement of the Kimberly Process Agreement 
(to ban the source of income from illicit diamonds), after receiving 
testimony from Senators DeWine, Feingold, and Gregg; John E. Leigh, 
Ambassador of Sierra Leone to the United States; Joseph H. Melrose, Jr., 
former U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone; Loren Yager, Director, International 
Affairs and Trade, General Accounting Office; Alan W. Eastham, Special 
Negotiator for Conflict Diamonds, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, 
Department of State; Timothy Skud, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the 
Treasury for Regulatory, Tariff, and Trade Enforcement; and James 
Mendenhall, Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Trade Representative.
GENETIC DISCRIMINATION
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee concluded 
hearings to examine the existing laws and proposed legislation necessary to 
protect genetic information, in order to prevent genetic discrimination that 
may lead to loss of health insurance or employment discrimination, including 
S. 318/S. 382, to prohibit discrimination on the basis of genetic 
information with respect to health insurance, after receiving testimony from 
Cari M. Dominguez, Chairman, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Bobby 
P. Jindal, Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for Planning and 
Evaluation; Debra L. Ness, National Partnership for Women and Families, 
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Georgetown University Institute for Health Care Research and Policy, Andrew 
J. Imparato, American Association of People with Disabilities, all of 
Washington, D.C.; and Ronald L. Adler, Laurden Associates, Inc., Potomac, 
Maryland.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported S. 1857, 
to Encourage the Negotiated Settlement of Tribal Claims.
NATIVE AMERICAN HOUSING ASSISTANCE AND SELF-DETERMINATION ACT
Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee concluded oversight hearings on the 
implementation and reauthorization of the Native American Housing Assistance 
and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA), after receiving testimony from Michael 
Liu, Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for Office of 
Public and Indian Housing; Kelsey A. Begaye, Navajo Nation, Window Rock, 
Arizona; Robert Gauthier, Salish and Kootenai Housing Authority, Pablo, 
Montana; Chester Carl, Coalition for Indian Housing and Development, 
Washington, D.C.; and Joe Garcia, National Congress of American Indians, San 
Juan Pueblo, New Mexico.
BASEBALL ANTITRUST EXEMPTION
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee held hearings to examine the 
application of federal antitrust laws to Major League Baseball, receiving 
testimony from Senators Wellstone, Nelson, and Dayton; Florida Attorney 
General Bob Butterworth, Tallahassee; Minnesota Deputy Attorney General Lori 
R. Swanson, St. Paul; Robert A. DuPuy, Major League Baseball, and Donald M. 
Fehr, Major League Baseball Players Association, both of New York, New York; 
and Stanley M. Brand, Minor League Baseball, Washington, D.C.
  Hearings recessed subject to call.
CYBER TERROR ATTACK
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the 
Courts met to receive a briefing on issues surrounding potential threats of 
cyber terror attacks from Richard A. Clarke, Special Advisor to the 
President for Cyberspace Security, and Chairman of the President's 
Infrastructure Board.
BUSINESS MEETING
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee met in closed session to 
consider pending intelligence matters, made no announcements, and recessed 
subject to call.
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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

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[Pages D97-D98]
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                        House of Representatives

Chamber Action
Measures Introduced: 27 public bills, H.R. 3731-3757; 3 private bills, H.R. 
3758-3760; and 3 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 328-330, were introduced. 
                                                               Pages H365-67
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H. Res. 347, providing for consideration of the Senate Amendments to H.R. 
622, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the adoption 
credit (H. Rept. 107-359).
Page H365
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Culberson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                                   Page H337
Journal Vote: Agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal of Tuesday, 
Feb. 12 by a yea-and-nay vote of 378 yeas to 40 nays, Roll No. 17. 
                                                               Pages H337-38
Motion to Adjourn: Rejected the Lewis of Georgia motion to adjourn by 
recorded vote of 13 ayes to 405 noes, Roll No. 18.
  Page H338
Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act: The House passed H.R. 2356, to amend the 
Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide bipartisan campaign reform 
by a recorded vote of 240 ayes to 189 noes, Roll No. 34.
  Pages H339-H466
  Agreed to the Meehan motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on House 
Administration with instructions to report it back forthwith to the House 
with an amendment that prohibits any soft money to be used to pay to any 
debts or obligations incurred for any hard money activities. Subsequently, 
the Committee on House Administration reported the bill back with the 
amendment, and the amendment was then agreed to.
Page H465
Agreed To:
  Shays amendment in the nature of a substitute No. 9, printed in the 
Congressional Record of Feb. 12 that bans soft money beginning Nov. 6, 2002 
and provides a transition rule for spending funds prior to Jan. 1, 2003 by 
national parties to retire outstanding debts or obligations (agreed to by a 
recorded vote of 240 ayes to 191 noes, Roll No. 21);
Pages H393-H411
  Green of Texas amendment No. 11, printed in the Congressional Record of 
Feb. 12 that strikes section 305 which had guaranteed special television 
media rates for candidates (agreed to by a recorded vote of 327 ayes to 101 
noes, Roll No. 23);
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  Capito amendment No. 10, printed in the Congressional Record of Feb. 12, 
that increases contribution limits for House candidates in response to 
personal expenditures by wealthy opponents;
Pages H429-32
  Wamp amendment No. 12, printed in the Congressional Record of Feb. 12, 
that increases the contribution limits for House candidates from $1,000 to 
$2,000 and indexes this amount for inflation in future years (agreed to by a 
recorded vote of 218 ayes to 211 noes, Roll No. 28);
Pages H441-44
  Kingston amendment No. 25, printed in the Congressional Record of Feb. 12, 
that prohibits the use of soft money after the effective date of the ban to 
defray the costs of the construction or purchase of any office building or 
facility (agreed to by a recorded vote of 232 ayes to 196 noes, Roll No. 
32);
Pages H455-59
Rejected:
  Armey amendment in the nature of a substitute No. 13, printed in the 
Congressional Record of Feb. 12 that sought to ban all soft money activities 
of parties and candidates (rejected by a recorded vote of 179 ayes to 249 
noes, Roll No. 19);
Pages H369-77
  Ney amendment in the nature of a substitute No. 14, printed in the 
Congressional Record of Feb. 12 that sought to ban soft money by political 
parties for Federal election activity, increase contribution limits for 
political parties and individuals, and define and regulate ``express 
advocacy'' communications (rejected by a recorded vote of 53 ayes to 377 
noes, Roll No. 20);
Pages H377-93
  Hyde amendment No. 32, printed in the Congressional Record of Feb. 12, 
that sought to clarify that nothing may be construed to abridge the freedoms 
found in the First Amendment to the Constitution, specifically the freedom 
of speech or of the press, or the right of people to peaceably assemble and 
to petition the government for a redress of grievances (rejected by recorded 
vote of 188 ayes to 237 noes with 1 voting ``present'', Roll No. 22); 
                                                               Pages H412-17
  Pickering amendment No. 27, printed in the Congressional Record of Feb. 12 
that sought to exempt non-candidate communications pertaining to the Second 
Amendment of the Constitution, the right of individuals to keep and bear 
arms (rejected by a recorded vote of 209 ayes to 219 noes, Roll No. 24); 
                                                               Pages H421-25
  Watts of Oklahoma amendment No. 31, printed in the Congressional Record of 
Feb. 12, that sought to exempt non-candidate communications pertaining to 
civil rights and issues affecting minorities (rejected by a recorded vote of 
185 ayes to 237 noes, Roll No. 25);
Pages H425-29
  Sam Johnson of Texas amendment No. 28, printed in the Congressional Record 
of Feb. 12, that sought to exempt non-candidate communications pertaining to 
Veterans, Military Personnel, or Seniors (rejected by a recorded vote of 200 
ayes to 228 noes, Roll No. 26);
Pages H432-36
  Combest amendment No. 30, printed in the Congressional Record of Feb. 12, 
that sought to exempt non-candidate communications pertaining to workers, 
farmers, families, and individuals (rejected by a recorded vote of 191 ayes 
to 237 noes, Roll No. 27);
Pages H436-41
  Emerson amendment No. 33, printed in the Congressional Record of Feb. 12, 
that sought to ban soft money expenditures by a State, district, or local 
committee of a political party for Federal election activity (rejected by a 
recorded vote of 185 ayes to 244 noes, Roll No. 29);
Pages H444-48
  Wicker amendment No. 34, printed in the Congressional Record of Feb. 12, 
that sought to ban political contributions in Federal elections by all 
individuals not citizens or nationals of the United States (rejected by a 
recorded vote of 160 ayes to 268 noes, Roll No. 30);
Pages H448-52
  Reynolds amendment No. 29, printed in the Congressional Record of Feb. 12, 
that sought to change the effective date of the soft money ban to February 
14, 2002 and require that any soft money funds unexpended on this date be 
returned on a pro rata basis to the contributors (rejected by a recorded 
vote of 190 ayes to 238 noes, Roll No. 31); and
Pages H452-55
  Ney amendment in the nature of a substitute No. 26, printed in the 
Congressional Record of Feb. 12, that sought to establish the Campaign 
Reform and Citizen Participation Act, effective on the date of enactment, to 
place restrictions on the soft money of national political parties, modify 
contribution limits, and disclose information on targeted mass 
communications (rejected by a recorded vote of 181 ayes to 248 noes, Roll 
No. 33).
Pages H459-65
  The Clerk was authorized to make technical corrections and conforming 
changes in the engrossment of the bill.
Page H466
  H. Res. 344, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was 
agreed to on Feb. 12.
Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote and seventeen recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages 
H337-38, H338, H376-77, H392, H411, H416-17, H420-21, H424-25, H428-29, 
H436, H440-41, H444, H447-48, H451-52, H455, H459, H464-65, and H465-66. 
There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 2:45 a.m. on 
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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings

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[Pages D98-D100]
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Committee Meetings
REVIEW--AGRICULTURAL RISK PROTECTION ACT IMPLEMENTATION
Committee on Agriculture: Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk 
Management held a hearing to review the implementation of the Agricultural 
Risk Protection Act. Testimony was heard from Representative Pomeroy; and 
Phyllis Honor,

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Acting Administrator, Risk Management Agency, USDA.
AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FDA AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, 
Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies began appropriation 
hearings. Testimony was heard from Ann M. Veneman, Secretary of Agriculture.
FOREIGN OPERATIONS, EXPORT FINANCING AND RELATED PROGRAMS APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export 
Financing and Related Programs began appropriation hearings. Testimony was 
heard from Colin L. Powell, Secretary of State.
LABOR, HHS, AND EDUCATION APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human 
Services and Education began appropriation hearings. Testimony was heard 
from Elaine L. Chao, Secretary of Labor.
TRANSPORTATION APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Transportation held a hearing 
on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Office of 
Inspector General. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the 
Department of Transportation: Kenneth M. Mead, Inspector General; and Joseph 
M. Clapp, Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION BUDGET REQUEST
Committee on Armed Services: Continued hearings on the fiscal year 2003 
National Defense Authorization budget request. Testimony was heard from the 
following officials of the Department of the Navy: Gordon R. England, 
Secretary; Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations; and Gen. James L. 
Jones, Commandant of the Marine Corps.
ENRON AND BEYOND
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Employer-Employee 
Relations held a hearing on ``Enron and Beyond: Enhancing Worker Retirement 
Security.'' Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES--RESPONDING TO NEEDS
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Select Education 
and the Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness held a joint hearing on 
``Responding to the Needs of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in 
the 21st Century.'' Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
CHALLENGES FACING AMATEUR ATHLETICS
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and 
Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled ``Challenges Facing Amateur 
Athletics.'' Testimony was heard from Representatives Osborne and Berkley; 
and public witnesses.
ENRON BANKRUPTCY EFFECTS ON ENERGY MARKETS
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality 
held a hearing entitled ``The Effect of the Bankruptcy of Enron on the 
Functioning of Energy Markets.'' Testimony was heard from the following 
officials of the Department of Energy: Patrick H. Wood III, Chairman, 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; and Mary Hutzler, Acting Director, 
Office of Integrated Analysis and Forecasting, Energy Information 
Administration; James E. Newsome, Chairman, Commodity Futures Trading 
Commission; Isaac Hunt, Commissioner, SEC; Thomas L. Welch, Chairman, Public 
Utilities Commission, State of Maine; and public witnesses.
HUD PROPOSED BUDGET
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Housing and Community 
Opportunity held a hearing on the proposed budget of the Department of 
Housing and Urban Development for fiscal year 2003. Testimony was heard from 
Mel Martinez, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
JOE BARBOZA MURDER TRIAL
Committee on Government Reform: Held a hearing entitled ``The California 
Murder Trial of Joe `The Animal' Barboza: Did the Federal Government Support 
the Release of a Dangerous Mafia Assassin?'' Testimony was heard from 
Marteen Miller, former Public Defender, who represented Joseph Barboza; and 
the following former officials of the State of California: Ed Cameron, 
Investigator, Office of the District Attorney, Santa Rosa; and Tim Brown, 
Detective Sergeant, Office of the Sheriff, Sonoma County.
  Hearings continue tomorrow.
COMMUNIST ENTRENCHMENT AND RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION
Committee on International Relations: Subcommittee on International 
Operations and Human Rights held a hearing on Communist Entrenchment and 
Religious Persecution in China and Vietnam. Testimony was heard from Michael 
K. Young, Commissioner, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom; 
and public witnesses.
OVERSIGHT--INDIVIDUAL FISHING QUOTAS
Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and 
Oceans held a oversight hearing on Individual Fishing Quotas (IFQs). 
Testimony was heard from William T. Hogarth, Acting Assistant Administrator, 
Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, Department of Commerce;

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Rear Adm. Terry M. Cross, USCG, Assistant Commandant, Operations, U.S. Coast 
Guard, Department of Transportation; and public witnesses.
MOTION TO CONCUR IN THE SENATE AMENDMENTS WITH AN AMENDMENT TO H.R. 622--
HOPE FOR CHILDREN ACT
Committee on Rules: Granted by voice vote, a rule providing for a single 
motion to be offered by the Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means or 
his designee that the House concur in each of the Senate amendments to H.R. 
622, Hope for Children Act, with the amendment printed in the Rules 
Committee report accompanying the resolution. The rule provides one hour of 
debate in the House equally divided and controlled by the chairman and 
ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means. The rule waives 
all points of order against consideration of the motion to concur in the 
Senate amendments with an amendment. Finally, the rule provides that the 
previous question shall be considered as ordered on the motion to final 
adoption without intervening motion or demand for division of the question. 
Testimony was heard from Chairman Thomas and Representatives Rangel, Dooley, 
and Jackson-Lee.
R BUDGET--AN EVALUATION
Committee on Science: Held a hearing on the R Budget for Fiscal Year 2003: 
An Evaluation. Testimony was heard from Jack Marburger, Director, Office of 
Science and Technology Policy; Rita Covell, Director, NSF; Samuel W. Bodman, 
Deputy Secretary, Department of Commerce; and Bruce Carnes, Chief Financial 
Officer, Director, Office of Management, Budget and Evaluation, Department 
of Energy.
SBA PROPOSED BUDGET
Committee on Small Business: Held a hearing on the Administration's Proposed 
Budget for the SBA for Fiscal Year 2003. Testimony was heard from Hector V. 
Barreto, Jr., Administrator, SBA; and public witnesses.
PORT SECURITY
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Coast Guard 
and Maritime Transportation held a hearing on Port Security: Credentials for 
Port Security. Testimony was heard from Adm. James Underwood, USCG, 
Director, Office of Intelligence and Security, Department of Transportation; 
and public witnesses.
OFFICE OF PIPELINE SAFETY REAUTHORIZATION
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Highways and 
Transit held a hearing on the Reauthorization of the Office of Pipeline 
Safety. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department 
of Transportation: Ellen Engelman, Administrator, Research and Special 
Programs Administration; and Mark Dayton, Deputy Assistant Inspector 
General, Competition, Economic, Rail and Special Programs; Robert J. 
Chipkevich, Director, Office of Railroad, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 
Investigations, National Transportation Safety Board; and public witnesses.
VA BUDGET PROPOSAL
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Held a hearing on the Department of Veterans 
Affairs Fiscal Year 2003 budget. Testimony was heard from Anthony J. 
Principi, Secretary of Veterans Affairs; Frederico Juarbe, Jr., Assistant 
Secretary, Veterans' Training and Employment, Department of Labor; and 
representatives of veterans organizations.
HEALTH CARE TAX CREDITS
Committee on Ways and Means: Held a hearing on Health Care Tax Credits to 
Decrease the Number of Uninsured. Testimony was heard from Mark B. 
McClellan, member, Council of Economic Advisors; Mark Weinberger, Assistant 
Secretary, Tax Policy, Department of the Treasury; and public witnesses.
MILOSEVIC TRIAL
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Subcommittee on Intelligence 
Policy and National Security met in executive session to hold a hearing on 
the Milosevic Trial. Testimony was heard from departmental witnesses.
SPEAKER--MANDATED REPORT
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Subcommittee on Terrorism and 
Homeland Security met in executive session to discuss Speaker-mandated 
Report. Testimony was heard from departmental witnesses.
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Daily Digest/NEW PUBLIC LAWS

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                             NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest of February 12, 2002, p. 
                                    D90)
  H.R. 700, to reauthorize the Asian Elephant Conservation Act of 1997. 
Signed on February 12, 2002. (Public Law 107-141)
  H.R. 1937, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to engage in certain 
feasibility studies of water resource projects in the State of Washington. 
Signed on February 12, 2002. (Public Law 107-142)
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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2002-02-14

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COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

                            FEBRUARY 14, 2002

          (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Transportation, to hold 
hearings on proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2003 for the U.S. 
Coast Guard, 10 a.m., SD-124.
  Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings on proposed legislation 
authorizing funds for fiscal year 2003 for the Department of Defense, 
focusing on the results of the Nuclear Post Review; to be followed by 
closed hearings (in Room SH-219), 9:30 a.m., SH-216.

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  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to resume oversight 
hearings to examine accounting and investor protection issues raised by 
Enron and other public companies, 10 a.m., SD-538.
  Committee on the Budget: to continue hearings to examine the 
President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2003 and revenue 
proposals, 10 a.m., SD-608.
  Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on National 
Parks, to hold hearings on S. 202 and H.R. 2440, to rename Wolf Trap Farm 
Park for the Performing Arts as ``Wolf Trap National Park for the 
Performing Arts''; S. 1051 and H.R. 1456, to expand the boundary of the 
Booker T. Washington National Monument; S. 1061 and H.R. 2238, to 
authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire Fern Lake and the 
surrounding watershed in the States of Kentucky and Tennessee for 
addition to Cumberland Gap National Historic Park; S. 1649, to amend the 
Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 to increase the 
authorization of appropriations for the Vancouver National Historic 
Reserve and for the preservation of Vancouver Barracks; S. 1894, to 
direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study 
to determine the national significance of the Miami Circle site in the 
State of Florida as well as the suitability and feasibility of its 
inclusion in the National Park System as part of Biscayne National Park; 
and H.R. 2234, to revise the boundary of the Tumacacori National 
Historical Park in the State of Arizona, 2:30 p.m., SD-366.
  Committee on Finance: Subcommittee on Long-term Growth and Debt 
Reduction, to hold hearings to examine Administration's request to 
increase the federal debt limit, 10 a.m., SD-215.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine the 
prevention and treatment of the HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa, 2:30 p.m., SD-
419.
  Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: to hold hearings 
to examine needs of the working poor, 10 a.m., SD-430.
  Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism, and 
Government Information, to hold hearings to examine privacy, identity 
theft, and protection of personal information in the 21st century, 2:30 
p.m., SD-226.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs: to hold hearings to examine the 
President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2003 for veterans' 
programs, 10 a.m., SR-418.


                                  House

  Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural 
Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies, on Office 
of Inspector General, 9:30 a.m., 2362A Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Defense, on Fiscal Year 2002 Department of Defense 
Budget Overview, 10 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, on 
Department of Labor-Worker Protection Agencies Panel, 9:45 a.m., 2358 
Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Military Construction, on European Command, 9 a.m., H-
140 Capitol.
  Subcommittee on Transportation, on Office of the Secretary, 10 a.m., 
2358 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Budget, on Members Day, 10 a.m., 210 Cannon.
  Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Select 
Education, hearing on ``Equipping Museums and Libraries for the 21st 
Century,'' 9:30 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and 
Consumer Protection, hearing entitled ``Are Current Financial Accounting 
Standards Protecting Investors?'' 9 a.m., 2212 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``Medicare Payment Policy: 
Ensuring Stability and Access Through Physician Payments,'' 8:30 a.m., 
2322 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, to continue hearings on 
the Financial Collapse of Enron Corp, 11 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.
  Committee on Government Reform, to continue hearings entitled ``The 
California Murder Trial of Joe `The Animal' Barboza: Did the Federal 
Government Support the Release of a Dangerous Mafia Assassin?'' 10 a.m., 
2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on East Asia and the 
Pacific, hearing on U.S. Interests in East Asia and the Pacific: Problems 
and Prospects in the Year of the Horse, 10 a.m., 2200 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and 
Intellectual Property, oversight hearing on the ``Federal Trademark 
Dilution Act,'' 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Crime, to mark up H.R. 3482, Cyber Security Enhancement 
Act of 2001, 1:30 p.m., 2237 Rayburn.
  Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Research, 
oversight hearing on the ``Fiscal Year 2003 Bureau of Land Management and 
Forest Service Energy and Minerals Program Budgets,'' 10 a.m., 1310 
Longworth.
  Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation and Public Lands, hearing on 
the following bills: H.R. 1712, to authorize the Secretary of the 
Interior to make minor adjustments to the boundary of the National Park 
of American Samoa to include certain portions of the islands of Ofu and 
Olosega within the park; and H.R. 2937, to provide for the conveyance of 
certain public land in Clark County, Nevada, for use as a shooting range, 
2 p.m., 1334 Longworth.
  Subcommittee on Water and Power, to mark up the following bills: H.R. 
1870, Fallon Rail Freight Loading Facility Transfer Act; and H.R. 706, 
Lease Lot Conveyance Act of 2001; followed by an oversight hearing on the 
``Operations of the Water Delivery System in California: the CALFED 
Record of Decision- and Anticipated Water Deliveries for 2002,'' 10 a.m., 
1334 Longworth.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on 
Railroads, hearing on the Amtrak Reform Council's Restructuring Plan, 2 
p.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, hearing on Agency 
Budgets and Priorities for Fiscal Year 2003, 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Subcommittee on 
Intelligence Policy and National Security, executive, hearing on 
Ballistic and Cruise Missile Threats, 10 a.m., H-405 Capitol.


                             Joint Meetings

  Joint Economic Committee: to hold hearings to examine reform of the 
International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn 
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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                    9:30 a.m., Thursday, February 14

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Thursday: After the transaction of any morning business 
(not to extend beyond 10:15 a.m.), Senate will continue consideration 
of S. 565, Election Reform.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                     10 a.m., Thursday, February 14

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Thursday: Consideration of Senate amendments to H.R. 622, 
Economic Security and Worker Assistance Act of 2002 (closed rule, one 
hour of debate).
    


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