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[Daily Digest] [Page D480] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Tuesday, May 14, 2002 [[Page D480]] Daily Digest Senate Chamber Action Routine Proceedings, pages S4291-S4337 Measures Introduced: Four bills and four resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 2510-2513, S.J. Res. 37, and S. Res. 267-269. Page S4330 Measures Reported: S. 1867, to establish the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 107-150) Page S4330 Andean Trade Preference Expansion Act: Senate continued consideration of H.R. 3009, to extend the Andean Trade Preference Act, and to grant additional trade benefits under that Act, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto: Pages S4297-S4326 Adopted: By a unanimous vote of 98 yeas (Vote No. 109), Baucus Amendment No. 3405 (to Amendment No. 3401), to clarify the principal negotiating objectives of the United States with respect to foreign investment. Pages S4297-99 Dayton/Craig Amendment No. 3408 (to Amendment No. 3401), to limit the application of trade authorities procedures. (By 38 yeas to 61 nays (Vote No. 110), Senate failed to table the amendment.) Pages S4299, S4309, S4320-22 Kennedy Amendment No. 3411 (to Amendment No. 3401), to include the Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health as a principal negotiating objective of the United States. Pages S4319, S4322-24 Withdrawn: Grassley Amendment No. 3409 (to Amendment No. 3408), to make preserving the ability of the United States to enforce rigorously its trade laws a principal trade negotiating objective. Pages S4299-S4309 Pending: Baucus/Grassley Amendment No. 3401, in the nature of a substitute. Pages S4297-S4326 A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill, at 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, May 15, 2002, where Senator Wellstone will be recognized to offer an amendment regarding labor impact. Page S4336 Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination: 1 Air Force nomination in the rank of general. Pages S4336, S4337 Messages From the House: Page S4328 Executive Communications: Pages S4328-30 Additional Cosponsors: Pages S4330-31 Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions: Page S4331 Additional Statements: Pages S4328-34 Amendments Submitted: Pages S4334-36 Authority for Committees to Meet: Page S4336 Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--110) Pages S4298-99, S4309 Recess: Senate met at 9:30 a.m., and recessed at 5:42 p.m., until 9:30 a.m., on Wednesday, May 15, 2002. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on pages S4336- 37).
[Daily Digest] [Pages D480-D482] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Committee Meetings (Committees not listed did not meet) NATIONAL EXPORT STRATEGY Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded oversight hearings to examine the Annual National Export Strategy Report of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee, focusing on the ability to foster development in, and trade with, South- and South-East Asia and Africa, in order to promote international stability, after receiving testimony from Donald L. Evans, Secretary of Commerce, Eduardo Aguirre, Vice Chairman and First Vice President, Export-Import Bank of the United States, Hector V. Barreto, Administrator, Small Business Administration, Thelma J. Askey, Director, U.S. Trade and Development Agency, and Ross J. Connelly, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, all on behalf of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee. [[Page D481]] TRIBAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation/Committee on Indian Affairs: Committees concluded joint oversight hearings to examine telecommunications issues in Indian country, focusing on telecom carriers, tribal governments, and the siting of communications towers, after receiving testimony from K. Dane Snowden, Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission; Susan Masten, Yurok Tribe, Eureka, California; Marcia Warren Edelman, S. M. E. LLC, Arlington, Virginia, former Senior Policy Advisor for Native American Affairs, Department of Commerce; Michael Strand, Montana Independent Telecommunications Systems, Helena; John Stanton, Western Wireless Corporation, Bellevue, Washington; and William Day, United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc., Pineville, Louisiana. PACIFIC SALMON MANAGEMENT AND RECOVERY Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, and Fisheries concluded hearings on S. 1825, to authorize the Secretary of Commerce to provide financial assistance to the States of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, and Idaho and tribes in the region for salmon habitat restoration projects in coastal waters and upland drainages, and related pacific salmon management issues, after receiving testimony from Senators Crapo and Thompson; Donald R. Knowles, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce; Dirk Brazil, California Department of Fish and Game, Sacramento; Geoffrey M. Huntington, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, Salem; Laura E. Johnson, Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board/Interagency Committee for Outdoor Recreation, Olympia; James L. Caswell, Idaho Governor's Office of Species Conservation, Boise; Robert Thorstenson, United Fishermen of Alaska, Juneau; Glen Spain, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations, Eugene, Oregon; and Harold Blackwolf, Sr., Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon Fish and Wildlife Committee, Madras, on behalf of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS IMPLEMENTATION Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee concluded hearings on S. 2118, to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act to implement the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants and the Protocol on Persistent Organic Pollutants to the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution, and S. 2507, to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act to implement the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, the Protocol on Persistent Organic Pollutants to the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution, and the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade, after receiving testimony from Jeffry M. Burnam, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Environment, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs; Stephen L. Johnson, Assistant Administrator, Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances, Environmental Protection Agency; Warren Muir, National Academy of Sciences National Research Council, Brooks B. Yeager, World Wildlife Fund, and Karen L. Perry, Physicians for Social Responsibility, all of Washington, D.C.; John Buccini, United Nations Environment Programme Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee, Ontario, Canada; and Michael Walls, American Chemistry Council, Arlington, Virginia. TOBACCO MARKETING ON WOMEN Committee on Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, Restructuring and the District of Columbia concluded hearings to examine the impact of tobacco marketing on women and girls, focusing on promotional targeting techniques and women's health, after receiving testimony from Cristina Beato, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for Health; Elizabeth M. Whelan, American Council on Science and Health, and Diane E. Stover, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, on behalf of the American College of Chest Physicians and the CHEST Foundation, both of New York, New York; Charles King III, Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts; Matthew L. Myers, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Washington, D.C.; and Cassandra Coleman, Chicago, Illinois. DNA EVIDENCE Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs concluded hearings to examine seeking justice for sexual assault victims, focusing on Department of Justice efforts to promote the use of DNA evidence to combat crime and impact of the Debbie Smith Act on crime laboratories throughout the United States, after receiving testimony from Sarah V. Hart, Director, National Institute of Justice, and Dwight E. Adams, Assistant Director, Laboratory Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation, both of [[Page D482]] the Department of Justice; Linda A. Fairstein, former Chief of the New York County District Attorney's Office Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit, New York, New York; Debra S. Holbrook, Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford, Delaware; Susan Narveson, Phoenix Police Department Laboratory Services Bureau, Phoenix, Arizona, on behalf of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors; J. Tom Morgan, Stone Mountain Judicial District Attorney, De Kalb County, Georgia, on behalf of the National District Attorneys Association; and Debbie Smith, Williamsburg, Virginia.
[Daily Digest] [Pages D482-D483] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] House of Representatives Chamber Action Measures Introduced: 22 public bills, H.R. 4714-4735; and 7 resolutions, H.J. Res. 92; H. Con. Res. 402-405, and H. Res. 417-418, were introduced Pages H2469-71 Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows: Justice Undone: Clemency Decisions in the Clinton White House (H. Rept. 107-454); H.R. 1370, to amend the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to provide for maintenance and repair of buildings and properties located on lands in the National Wildlife Refuge System by lessees of such facilities, amended (H. Rept. 107-455); H.R. 2643, to authorize the acquisition of additional lands for inclusion in the Fort Clatsop National Memorial in the State of Oregon, amended (H. Rept. 107-456); H.R. 4626, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to accelerate the marriage penalty relief in the standard deduction and to modify the work opportunity credit and the welfare-to-work credit, amended (H. Rept. 107-457); H.R. 2624, to authorize the Attorney General to make grants to honor, through permanent tributes, men and women of the United States who were killed or disabled while serving as law enforcement or public safety officers (H. Rept. 107-458); H.R. 3892, to amend title 28, United States Code, to make certain modifications in the judicial discipline procedures, amended (H. Rept. 107-459); H.R. 4090, to reauthorize and improve the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families, amended (H. Rept. 107-460, Pt. 1); H.R. 4584, to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to extend the authorization of transitional medical assistance for 1 year (H. Rept. 107-461); H.R. 4585, to amend title V of the Social Security Act to extend abstinence education funding under maternal and child health program through fiscal year 2007 (H. Rept. 107-462). H. Res. 419, providing for consideration of H.R. 3994, to authorize economic and democratic development assistance for Afghanistan and to authorize military assistance for Afghanistan and certain other foreign countries (H. Rept. 107-463); H. Res. 420, waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules (H. Rept. 107-464); and H. Res. 421, providing for consideration of H.R. 4735, to reauthorize and improve the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families, improve access to quality child care (H. Rept. 107-465). Pages H2465-66, H2469 Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Boozman to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. Page H2391 Journal: Agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal of Monday, May 13 by a recorded vote of 371 ayes to 40 noes with 1 voting ``present,'' Roll No. 161. Pages H2392, H2428-29 Recess: The House recessed at 12:43 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m. Page H2392 Recess: The House recessed at 5:29 p.m. and reconvened at 6:32 p.m. Page H2427 Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures: National Wildlife Refuge System Maintenance and Repair: H.R. 1370, amended, to amend the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to provide for maintenance and repair of buildings and properties located on lands in the National Wildlife Refuge System by lessees of such facilities. Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``A bill to amend the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 to establish requirements for the award of concessions in the National Wildlife [[Page D483]] Refuge System, to provide for maintenance and repair of properties located in the System by concessionaires authorized to use such properties, and for other purposes.''; Pages H2394-96 Nutria Eradication and Marshland Restoration: H.R. 4044, amended, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to provide assistance to the State of Maryland for implementation of a program to eradicate nutria and restore marshland damaged by nutria. Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to provide assistance to the State of Maryland and the State of Louisiana for implementation of a program to eradicate or control nutria and restore marshland damaged by nutria.''; Pages H2396-98 Waco Mammoth Site Area Interior Study Act: H.R. 1925, amended, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating the Waco Mammoth Site Area in Waco, Texas, as a unit of the National Park System; Pages H2398-99 Regional Plant Genome and Gene Expression Research Act: H.R. 2051, to provide for the establishment of regional plant genome and gene expression research and development centers. Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``A bill to authorize the National Science Foundation to establish regional centers for the purpose of plant genome and gene expression research and development and international research partnerships for the advancement of plant biotechnology in the developing world.''; Pages H2399-H2404 Recognizing the 150th Anniversary of the American Society of Civil Engineers: H. Con. Res. 387, recognizing the American Society of Civil Engineers for reaching its 150th Anniversary and for the many vital contributions of civil engineers to the quality of life of our Nation's people including the research and development projects that have led to the physical infrastructure of modern America; Pages H2404-06 Highway Funding Restoration Act: H.R. 3694, amended, to provide for highway infrastructure investment at the guaranteed funding level contained in the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (agreed to by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 410 yeas to 5 nays, Roll No. 159); Pages H2406-13, H2427 Social Security Benefit Enhancements for Women Act: H.R. 4069, to amend title II of the Social Security Act to provide for miscellaneous enhancements in Social Security benefits, and for other purposes (agreed to by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 418 yeas with none voting ``nay,'' Roll No. 160). Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To amend title II of the Social Security Act to provide for miscellaneous enhancements in Social Security benefits, and for other purposes.''; and Pages H2413-22, H2427-28 Prohibiting the Involuntary Wearing of the Abaya Garment by Members of the Armed Forces: H.R. 4714, to prohibit members of the Armed Forces in Saudi Arabia from being required or formally or informally compelled to wear the abaya garment. Pages H2422-27 Recess: The House recessed at 11:22 p.m. and reconvened at 8:48 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15. Page H2453, H2467 Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate today appear on page H2394. Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on pages H2472-73. Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes and one recorded vote developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H2427, H2428, and H2428-29. There were no quorum calls. Adjournment: The House met at 12:30 p.m. and adjourned at 8:50 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15.
[Daily Digest] [Pages D483-D485] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Committee Meetings SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS Committee on Appropriations: Continued markup of the supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2002. Will continue tomorrow. LABOR, HHS, AND EDUCATION APPROPRIATIONS Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education continued appropriation hearings. Testimony was heard from public witnesses. CORPORATE ACCOUNTING PRACTICES Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises continued hearings entitled ``Corporate Accounting Practices: Is There a Credibility GAAP?'' Testimony was heard from Robert K. Herdman, Chief Accountant, SEC; Edmund L. Jenkins, Chairman, Financial Accounting Standards Board; and public witnesses. ACCOUNTABILITY OF TAX DOLLARS ACT Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Government Efficiency, Financial Management, and Intergovernmental Relations held a hearing on H.R. 4685, Accountability of Tax Dollars Act of 2002. Testimony was heard from Representative Toomey; Gary T. Engel, Director, Financial Management and [[Page D484]] Assurance, GAO; Mark Reger, Chief Financial Officer, FCC; Alison L. Doone, Deputy Staff Director, Management, FEC; Frederick J. Zirkel, Inspector General, FTC; and Paul Brachfeld, Inspector General, National Archives and Records Administration. VA HEALTH CARE Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans' Affairs, and International Relations held a hearing on ``VA Health Care: Structural Problems, Superficial Solutions?'' Testimony was heard from Robert Roswell, Under Secretary, Health, Department of Veterans Affairs; Cynthia Bascetta, Director, Health Care-Veterans' Health and Benefits Issues, GAO; Edmund Burke, Coordinator, Veterans Services, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, State of Connecticut; and public witnesses. FAIRNESS IN SENTENCING ACT Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security approved for full Committee action H.R. 4689, Fairness in Sentencing Act of 2002. Prior to this action, the Subcommittee held a hearing on this measure. Testimony was heard from Charles R. Tetzlaff, General Counsel, U.S. Sentencing Commission; John Roth, Section Chief, Department of Justice; James M. Rosenbaum, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, Minneapolis, Minnesota; and William G. Otis, former Assistant U.S. Attorney General, District of Virginia. AFGHANISTAN FREEDOM SUPPORT ACT Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, an open rule on H.R. 3994, Afghanistan Freedom Support Act of 2002, providing one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on International Relations. The rule provides that it shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on International Relations now printed in the bill. The rule provides that the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered by title rather than by section. The rule allows the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole to accord priority in recognition to those Members who have pre-printed their amendments in the Congressional Record. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was heard from Chairman Hyde and Representative Lantos. ENCOURAGING WORK AND SUPPORTING MARRIAGE ACT Committee on Rules: Heard testimony from Chairman Thomas and Representative Rangel on H.R. 4626, Encouraging Work and Supporting Marriage Act of 2002. SAME DAY CONSIDERATION OF CERTAIN RESOLUTIONS Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a rule waiving clause 6(a) of rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee) against certain resolution reported from the Rules Committee. The rule applies the waiver to any special rule reported on the legislative day of Wednesday, May 15, 2002, providing for the consideration or disposition of a bill to reauthorize and improve the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families, improve access to quality child care, and for other purposes. PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY, WORK, AND FAMILY PROMOTION ACT Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a modified closed rule providing 2 hours of debate on H.R. 4735, Personal Responsibility, Work, and Family Promotion Act of 2002, with 50 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means, 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule makes in order the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution, if offered by Representative Cardin of Maryland or his designee, which shall be considered as read, and shall be separately debatable for 1 hour equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent. The rule waives all points of order against the amendment printed in the report. Finally the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Heard testimony from Chairman Thomas and Representatives Herger, Boehner, McKeon, Tauzin, Levin, Cardin, Becerra, Mink of Hawaii, Owens, Scott, Woolsey, Tierney, Kind, Wu, Solis, Clayton, Carson of Indiana, Jackson-Lee of Texas, and Udall of New Mexico. IRC--REQUIREMENTS FOR RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Oversight held a hearing on the Review of Internal [[Page D485]] Revenue Code, Section 501(c)(3) requirements for religious organizations. Testimony was heard from Steven T. Miller, Director, Exempt Organizations Division, IRS, Department of the Treasury; and public witnesses. Joint Meetings IRS BUDGET REVIEW Joint Committee on Taxation: Committee concluded hearings to review the strategic plans and budget of the Internal Revenue Service, as annually required by the Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998, after receiving testimony from Charles O. Rossotti, Commissioner, and Larry Levitan, Chairman of the Oversight Board, both of the Internal Revenue Service, and David C. Williams, Inspector General for Tax Administration, all of the Department of the Treasury; and James R. White, Director, Tax Issues, General Accounting Office.
[Daily Digest] [Page D485] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2002 (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated) Senate Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies, to hold hearings on proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2003 for the National Science Foundation and the Office of Science and Technology Policy, 9:30 a.m., SD-138. Subcommittee on Defense, to hold hearings on proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2003 for the Air Force, 10 a.m., SD-192. Subcommittee on Treasury and General Government, to hold hearings on proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2003 for the Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury, 2 p.m., SD-192. Subcommittee on Interior, to hold hearings on proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2003 for the U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, 2 p.m., SD-124. Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on Housing and Transportation, to hold hearings to examine affordable housing production and working families, 2:30 p.m., SD-538. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs, Foreign Commerce, and Tourism, to hold hearings to examine the Enron Corporation, focusing on developments regarding electricity price manipulation in California, 9:30 a.m., SR-253. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: business meeting to consider pending calendar business, 9:30 a.m., SD-366. Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine manipulation in Western energy markets during 2000-2001, 2:30 p.m., SH-216. Committee on Environment and Public Works: to hold hearings to examine transportation planning issues, 10 a.m., SD-406. Committee on Governmental Affairs: to hold hearings to examine the binge epidemic on college campuses, 9:30 a.m., SD-342. Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine copyright royalties, focusing on webcasting, 9:30 a.m., SD-226. House Committee on Appropriations, to continue markup of the supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2002, 1:30 p.m., 2359 Rayburn. Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, on Congressional Witnesses, 10:15 a.m., Rayburn. Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, hearing on ``Flexibility in the Workplace: Options for Public Sector Employees,'' 11:30 a.m., 2175 Rayburn. Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources, hearing on ``Medical Science and Bioethics: Attack of the Clones?'' 1 p.m., 2154 Rayburn. Committee on International Relations, hearing on the Administration's National Export Strategy: Promoting Trade and Development in Key Emerging Markets, 12 p.m., 2172 Rayburn. Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Water and Power, to mark up H.R. 2301, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to construct a bridge on Federal land west of and adjacent to Folsom Dam in California, 3 p.m., 1334 Longworth. Committee on Small Business, hearing on the Pentagon's procurement policies and programs with respect to small businesses, 2 p.m., 2360 Rayburn. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment and the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, joint oversight hearing on Implementation of the ``National Invasive Species Act of 1996,'' 9:30 a.m., 2167 Rayburn. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, executive, briefing on Global Hot Spots, 1:30 p.m., and, executive, to mark up H.R. 4628, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003, 3:30 p.m., H- 405 Capitol.
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