Daily Digest

Wednesday, May 15, 2002

Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS

    House Committees ordered reported the Supplemental Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2002, and the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003.

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S4339–S4425

Measures Introduced: Twelve bills and two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 2514–2525, S. Res. 270, and S. Con. Res. 111.
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Measures Reported:

S. 2514, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2003 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe personnel strengths for such fiscal year for the Armed Forces. (S. Rept. No. 107–151)

S. 2515, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2003 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe personnel strengths for such fiscal year for the Armed Forces.

S. 2516, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2003 for military construction.

S. 2517, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2003 for defense activities of the Department of Energy.
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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 S4346–81

Adopted:

Wellstone Amendment No. 3416 (to Amendment No. 3401), to include additional criteria for reviewing the impact of trade agreements on employment in the United States.
Pages S4346–52

By 66 yeas to 33 nays (Vote No. 111), Edwards Amendment No. 3417 (to Amendment No. 3401), to authorize the Secretary of Labor to award grants to community colleges to establish job training programs for adversely affected workers.
Pages S4352–61, S4363–64, S4367

Rejected:

Lieberman Amendment No. 3419 (to Amendment No. 3401), to clarify the principal negotiating objectives with respect to labor. (By 54 yeas to 44 nays (Vote No. 112), Senate tabled the amendment.)
Pages S4361–63, S4365–67

Durbin Amendment No. 3422 (to Amendment No. 3401), to provide alternative fast-track trade negotiating authority to the President. (By 69 yeas to 30 nays (Vote No. 113), Senate tabled the amendment.)
Pages S4368–77

Pending:

Baucus/Grassley Amendment No. 3401, in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S4346–81

Gregg Amendment No. 3427 (to Amendment No. 3401), to strike the provisions relating to wage insurance.
Pages S4378–81

A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill and Gregg Amendment No. 3427 (to Amendment No. 3401), listed above, at 10 a.m., on Thursday, May 16, 2002, with 90 minutes remaining for debate in relation to the amendment.
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A further unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that upon disposition of Gregg Amendment No. 3427 (to Amendment No. 3401), listed above, Senator Dodd be recognized to offer an amendment relating to environment and labor standards; and to provide for the consideration of certain other amendments to be proposed.
Pages S4377–78

Appointment:

National Skill Standards Board: The Chair, on behalf of the President pro tempore, pursuant to P. L. 103–227, reappointed the following individuals to the National Skill Standards Board: Upon the recommendation of the Democratic Leader: Tim C. Flynn, of South Dakota, Representative of Business; and Jerald A. Tunheim, of South Dakota, Representative of Human Resource Professionals.
Pages S4423–24


Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

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John William Blaney, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia.

J.B. Van Hollen, of Wisconsin, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin for the term of four years.

Kevin Vincent Ryan, of California, to be United States Attorney for the Northern District of California, for the term of four years.

Charles E. Beach, Sr., of Iowa, to be United States Marshal for the Southern District of Iowa for the term of four years.
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Messages From the House:
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Measures Referred:
Pages S4385–86


Measures Read First Time:
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Executive Communications:
Pages S4386–87


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S4387–89


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S4389–S4406


Additional Statements:
Pages S4383–85


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S4406–23


Authority for Committees to Meet:
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Privilege of the Floor:
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Record Votes: Three record votes were taken today. (Total--113)
Pages S4364, S4367, S4377


Recess: Senate met at 9:30 a.m., and recessed at 6:44 p.m., until 9 a.m., on Thursday, May 16, 2002. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S4424).

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

APPROPRIATIONS--DEFENSE

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Defense concluded hearings on proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2003 for the Air Force, after receiving testimony from James G. Roche, Secretary of the Air Force; and Gen. John P. Jumper, Chief of Staff, United States Air Force.

APPROPRIATIONS--TREASURY/GENERAL GOVERNMENT

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Treasury and General Government concluded hearings on proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2003 for the Internal Revenue Service, after receiving testimony from Charles O. Rossotti, Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury.

APPROPRIATIONS--VA/HUD

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies concluded hearings on proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2003, after receiving testimony on behalf of funds for their respective activities from Rita R. Colwell, Director, and Warren Washington, Chair, National Science Board, both of the National Science Foundation; and John H. Marburger III, Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING PRODUCTION

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on Housing and Transportation concluded hearings to examine the challenges of expanding the supply of affordable housing for working families, and certain related provisions of S. 1248, to establish a National Housing Trust Fund in the Treasury of the United States to provide for the development of decent, safe, and affordable housing for low-income families, after receiving testimony from Senator Kerry; Robert J. Reid, National Housing Conference, Sheila Crowley, National Low Income Housing Coalition, both of Washington, D.C.; JoAnn Kane, McAuley Institute, Silver Spring, Maryland; and David W. Curtis, Leon N. Weiner and Associates, Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, on behalf of the National Association of Home Builders.

ENRON CORPORATION

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs, Foreign Commerce, and Tourism concluded hearings to examine Enron's potential role in electricity market manipulation and the subsequent effect on the western states, after receiving testimony from Representative Eshoo; Patrick Wood III, Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy; California State Senator Joseph Dunn, and S. David Freeman, California Power Authority, both of Sacramento; Loretta Lynch, California Public Utilities Commission, and Gary S. Fergus, Brobeck, Phleger, and Harrison, both of San Francisco; Frank Wolak, Stanford University Department of Economics, Stanford, California; Jean C. Frizzell, Gibbs and Bruns, and Richard B. Sanders, Enron Wholesale Services, both of Houston, Texas; and Stephen C. Hall, Stoel Rives, and Christian G. Yoder, UBS Warburg Energy, both of Portland, Oregon.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee began consideration of the following bills:

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S. 1768, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to implement the Calfed Bay-Delta Program;

S. 281, to authorize the design and construction of a temporary education center at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial;

S. 1175, to modify the boundary of Vicksburg National Military Park to include the property known as Pemberton's Headquarters;

S. 1227, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of the suitability and feasibility of establishing the Niagara River National Heritage Area in the State of New York;

S. 1240, to provide for the acquisition of land and construction of an interagency administrative and visitor facility at the entrance to American Fork Canyon, Utah;

S. 1325, to ratify an agreement between the Aleut Corporation and the United States of America to exchange land rights received under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act for certain land interests on Adak Island;

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;

S. 1907, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land to the city of Haines, Oregon;

S. 1946, to amend the National Trails System Act to designate the Old Spanish Trail as a National Historic Trail; and

H.R. 640, to adjust the boundaries of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

Committee did not complete final action thereon, and recessed subject to call.

ENERGY MARKET MANIPULATION

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee held hearings to examine certain trading practices engaged in by Enron Power Marketing, Inc. trading in California and Western markets in an attempt to manipulate the Western energy markets during 2000–2001, as suggested in recent documents made public in the course of the investigation under way at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, receiving testimony from Patrick Wood III, Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy; Terry Winter, California Independent System Operator Corporation, Folsom; Jean C. Frizzell, Gibbs and Bruns, Houston, Texas; Christian G. Yoder, UBS Warburg Energy, and Stephen C. Hall, Stoel Rives, both of Portland, Oregon; Gary S. Fergus, Brobeck, Phleger, and Harrison, San Francisco, California; Cynthia First, Snohomish Public Utility District, Everett, Washington; Lynne H. Church, Electric Power Supply Association, Washington, D.C.; Gary Ackerman, Western Power Trading Forum, San Mateo, California; and Henry Martinez, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Los Angeles, California.

Hearings recessed subject to call.

SURFACE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM

Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee resumed hearings to examine the effectiveness of the current Federal surface transportation planning program and explore ideas for the scope of the program in the future, in preparation for reauthorization of Transportation Equity Act for the Twenty First Century (TEA 21) and planning goals of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA), after receiving testimony from Cynthia Burbank, Program Manager, Planning and Environment Core Business Unit, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation; Kenneth J. Leonard, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Madison, on behalf of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials; Ronald Kirby, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Washington, D.C., on behalf of the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations; Peter Gregory, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission, Woodstock, Vermont, on behalf of the National Association of Regional Councils; Andrew C. Cotugno, Metro, Portland, Oregon; Judith Espinosa, University of New Mexico Alliance for Transportation Research Institute, Albuquerque, on behalf of the Surface Transportation Policy Project; Tom Downs, University of Maryland National Center for Smart Growth Education and Research, Baltimore; Wendell Cox, Wendell Cox Consultancy, Belleville, Illinois; and Joy Wilson, National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association, Arlington, Virginia.

Hearings recessed subject to call.

COLLEGE BINGE DRINKING

Committee on Governmental Affairs: Committee held hearings to examine the magnitude and dimensions of college student drinking problems and binge drinking on college campuses, and prevention and treatment strategies that have been tested and found to reduce these problems, receiving testimony from Raynard S. Kington, Acting Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Mark S. Goldman, University of South Florida Alcohol and Substance Abuse Research Institute, Tampa, and Ralph W. Hingson, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, all on behalf of the Task Force on College Drinking; Drew Hunter, BACCHUS and GAMMA Peer Education Network, Denver, Colorado; Robert F. Nolan, Hamden Police Department, Hamden, Connecticut; John D. Welty, California State University, Fresno; and Daniel P. Reardon, Washington, D.C.

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Hearings recesses subject to call.

COPYRIGHT ROYALTIES

Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded hearings to examine copyright royalties, focusing on webcasting and the proposed sound recording royalty rate released by the Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel (CARP), after receiving testimony from Hilary Rosen, Recording Industry Association of America, Inc., and Jonathan Potter, Digital Media Association, both of Washington, D.C.; William J. Rose, Arbitron Webcast Services, and Dan Navarro, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, both of New York, New York; Frank Schliemann, Onion River Radio, Montpelier, Vermont; and Billy Straus, Websound, Inc., Brattleboro, Vermont.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Measures Introduced: 12 public bills, H.R. 4736–4747; and 1 resolution, H.J. Res. 93, were introduced.
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Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H. Res. 422, providing for consideration of H.R. 4737, to reauthorize and improve the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families and improve access to quality child care (H. Rept. 107–466).
Pages H2510–11


Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Quinn to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Dr. Lenny Stadler, Weddington United Methodist Church of Weddington, North Carolina.
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Journal: Agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal of Wednesday, May 15 by a recorded vote of 352 ayes to 55 noes with 1 voting ``present'', Roll No. 163.
Pages H2475, H2483


Recess: The House recessed at 11:01 a.m. and reconvened at 6:17 p.m.
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Afghanistan Freedom Support Act: The House agreed to H. Res. 419, the rule that is 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, by a yea-and-nay vote of 415 yeas with none voting ``nay,'' Roll No. 162.
Pages H2480–82, H2482–83


Same Day Consideration of Resolution Reported by the Rules Committee: The House agreed to H. Res. 420, the rule that waived a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules by a yea-and-nay vote of 219 yeas to 200 nays, Roll No. 164.
Pages H2484–91


Personal Responsibility, Work, and Family Promotion Act--Rule Providing for Consideration: The House agreed to H. Res. 422, the rule that is providing for consideration of H.R. 4737, to reauthorize and improve the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families and improve access to quality child care by a recorded vote of 214 ayes to 205 noes with 1 voting ``present,'' Roll No. 166. Subsequently agreed that during consideration of H.R. 4737, pursuant to H. Res. 422, the Chair notwithstanding the order of the previous question, may postpone further consideration of the bill to a time designated by the Speaker on the legislative day of Thursday, May 16, 2002. Earlier agreed to order the previous question by a yea-and-nay vote of 213 yeas to 204 nays, Roll No. 165.
Pages H2491–99


Amendment: Amendment ordered printed pursuant to the rule appears on page H2512.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes and two recorded votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H2482–83, H2483, H2490–91, H2498, and H2498–99. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 11:23 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS

Committee on Appropriations: Ordered reported the supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2002.

LABOR, HHS AND EDUCATION APPROPRIATIONS

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education continued appropriation hearings. Testimony was heard from Members of Congress.

WORKPLACE FLEXIBILITY

Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Workforce Protections held a hearing on ``Flexibility in the Workplace: Options for Public Sector Employees.'' Testimony was heard from Donald J. Winstead, Assistant Director, Compensation Administration, OPM; and public witnesses.

MEDICAL SCIENCE AND BIOETHICS

Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources held a hearing on ``Medical Science and Bioethics: Attack of the Clones?'' Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

ADMINISTRATION'S NATIONAL EXPORT STRATEGY

Committee on International Relations: Held a hearing on the Administration's National Export Strategy: Promoting Trade and Development in Key Emerging Markets. Testimony was heard from Donald L. Evans, Secretary of Commerce; Ross J. Connelly, Executive Vice President, Overseas Private Investment Corporation; Eduardo Aguirre, Vice Chairman, Export-Import Bank of the United States; Thelma Askey, Director, Trade and Development Agency; and public witnesses.

BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION

Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on Water and Power approved for full Committee action, as amended, 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.

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY, WORK,

AND FAMILY PROMOTION ACT OF 2002Committee on Rules: Granted, by a record vote of 8 to 4, a modified closed rule on H.R. 4737, Personal Responsibility, Work, and Family Protection Act of 2002, providing 2 hours of debate in the House, 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 one 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.

SMALL BUSINESSES--PENTAGON'S PROCUREMENT POLICIES AND PROGRAMS

Committee on Small Business: Held a hearing on the Pentagon's procurement policies and programs with respect to small businesses. Testimony was heard from Edward C. Aldridge, Jr., Under Secretary, Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Department of Defense; and public witnesses.

NATIONAL INVASIVE SPECIES ACT IMPLEMENTATION

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment and the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation held a joint oversight hearing on Implementation of the ``National Invasive Species Act of 1996.'' Testimony was heard from Capt. Michael W. Brown, USCG, Chief, Office of Operating and Environmental Standards, U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Transportation; Timothy R. E. Keeney, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Oceans and Atmosphere, NOAA, Department of Commerce; and public witnesses.

INTELLIGENCE AUTHORIZATION ACT; GLOBAL HOT SPOTS BRIEFING

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Met in executive session and ordered reported, as amended, H.R. 4628, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003.

The Committee also met in executive session to receive a briefing on Global Hot Spots. The Committee was briefed by departmental witnesses.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see
Daily Digest of May 13, 2002, p. D476)
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S. 1094, to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for research, information, and education with respect to blood cancer. Signed on May 14, 2002. (Public Law 107–172)

H.R. 3525, to enhance the border security of the United States. Signed on May 14, 2002. (Public Law 107–173)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2002

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, to hold hearings to examine the impact of stress management in reversing heart disease, 9:30 a.m., SD–192.

Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine the Crusader artillery system, 2:30 p.m., SD–106.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: business meeting to consider S. 630, to prohibit senders of unsolicited commercial electronic mail from disguising the source of their messages, to give consumers the choice to cease receiving a sender's unsolicited commercial electronic mail messages; S. 2201, to protect the online privacy of individuals who use the Internet; S. 414, to amend the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Organization Act to establish a digital network technology program; S. 2037, to mobilize technology and science experts to respond quickly to the threats posed by terrorist attacks and other emergencies, by providing for the establishment of a national emergency technology guard, a technology reliability advisory board, and a center for evaluating antiterrorism and disaster response technology within the National Institute of Standards and Technology; S. 2182, to authorize funding for computer and network security research and development and research fellowship programs; S. 1485, to amend the Poison Prevention Packaging Act to authorize the Consumer Product Safety Commission to require child-proof caps for portable gasoline containers; S. 2329, to improve seaport security; S. 2428, to amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act; the nomination of Harold D. Stratton, of New Mexico, to be Chairman and a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission; and routine nominations for promotions in the United States Coast Guard, 9:30 a.m., SR–253.

Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs, Foreign Commerce, and Tourism, to hold hearings to examine the consumer impact of Enron's influence on state pension funds, 2:30 p.m., SR–253.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: to resume hearings on S.J. Res. 34, approving the site at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, for the development of a repository for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel, pursuant to the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, 9:30 a.m., SH–216.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: business meeting to consider S. 1961, to improve financial and environmental sustainability of the water programs of the United States; and other pending calendar business, 9:30 a.m., SD–406.

Committee on Finance: to hold hearings on proposed legislation authorizing funds for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, 10:30 a.m., SD–215.

Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine the Nuclear Posture Review, 10:30 a.m., SD–419.

Committee on Governmental Affairs: to hold hearings on the nomination of Todd Walther Dillard, of Maryland, to be United States Marshal for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia; and the nomination of Robert R. Rigsby, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 2:30 p.m., SD–342.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Subcommittee on Employment, Safety and Training, to hold hearings to examine issues with respect to career path training for low-skill, low-wage workers, focusing on exploring the intersections between the Workforce Investment Act and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program, 10 a.m., SD–430.

Committee on the Judiciary: business meeting to consider pending calendar business, 10 a.m., SD–226.

House

Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, on Congressional Witnesses, 9:45 a.m., 2358 Rayburn.

Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations, hearing on ``Assessing Retiree Health Legacy Costs: Is America Prepared for a Healthy Retirement?'' 10:30 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

Committee on Government Reform, hearing on the ``Critical Challenges Confronting National Security--Continuing Encroachment Threatens Force Readiness,'' 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, hearing on Elections in Sierra Leone: A Step Toward Stability? 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on the Judiciary, to mark up the following bills: H.R. 4623, Child Obscenity and Pornography Prevention Act of 2002; H.R. 4477, Sex Tourism Prohibition Improvement Act of 2002; and H.R. 4679, Lifetime Consequences for Sex Offenders Act of 2002; to continue markup of H.R. 3215, Combating Illegal Gambling Reform and Modernization Act; and to mark up H.R. 1452, Family Reunification Act of 2001, 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, oversight hearing on ``Administrative and Procedural Aspects of the Federal Reserve Board/Department of the Treasury Proposed Rule Concerning Competition in the Real Estate Brokerage and Management Markets,'' 2 p.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans, hearing on the following: H.R. 3937, to revoke a Public Land Order with respect to certain lands erroneously included in the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge, California; the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Authorization Act; the National Coastal and Ocean Service Authorization Act; the National Marine Fisheries Service Authorization Act; the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Research Service Authorization Act; the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officers Act of 2002; and the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act Amendments of 2002, 2 p.m., 1334 Longworth.

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Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health and the Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans, joint hearing on Chronic Wasting Disease, 9:30 a.m., 1310 Longworth.

Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation and Public Lands, hearing on the following bills: H.R. 36, National Discovery Trails Act of 2001; H.R. 3858, New River Gorge National River Boundary Act of 2002; and H.R. 4103, Martin's Cove Land Transfer Act, 10 a.m., 1334 Longworth.

Committee on Small Business, hearing on ``CMS: New Name, Same Old Game,'' 9:30 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, to mark up the following bills: H.R. 3429, Over-the-Road Bus Security and Safety; H.R. 3609, Pipeline Infrastructure Protection to Enhance Security and Safety Act; and other pending business, 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and the Subcommittee on Health, joint hearing on nonprofit research corporations and educational foundations affiliated with specific Veterans Health Administration facilities, 10 a.m., 334 Cannon.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

9 a.m., Thursday, May 16

Senate Chamber

Program for Thursday: After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond 10 a.m.), Senate will continue consideration of H.R. 3009, Andean Trade Preference Expansion Act, with a vote to occur on or in relation to Gregg Amendment No. 3427 (to Amendment No. 3401) at approximately 11:30 a.m.

(Senate will recess from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. for a Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony honoring President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan.)

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Thursday, May 16

House Chamber

Program for Thursday: Consideration of H.R. 4737, Personal Responsibility, Work, and Family Promotion (modified closed rule, 2 hours of general debate); and

The House will stand in recess from approximately 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for the Ronald and Nancy Reagan Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony.




Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Capps, Lois, Calif., E812

Clyburn, James E., S.C., E810

Crane, Philip M., Ill., E805, E806

Doyle, Michael F., Pa., E808

Forbes, J. Randy, Va., E810

Gallegly, Elton, Calif., E806, E808

Hoeffel, Joseph M., Pa., E810

Kildee, Dale E., Mich., E805, E808

Lampson, Nick, Tex., E813

Lee, Barbara, Calif., E811

McInnis, Scott, Colo., E812

Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E806, E809

Maloney, James H., Conn., E809

Murtha, John P., Pa., E812

Riley, Bob, Ala., E805, E807

Rogers, Mike, Mich., E811

Saxton, Jim, N.J., E811

Schiff, Adam B., Calif., E805, E806, E807, E808, E810, E811

Udall, Mark, Colo., E812

Woolsey, Lynn C., Calif., E811 

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