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                                              Tuesday, May 21, 2002

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      The House passed H.R. 3994, Afghanistan Freedom Support Act.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S4577-S4655
Measures Introduced: Four bills and two resolutions were introduced, as 
follows: S. 2534-2537, S. Res. 273, and S. Con. Res. 115.
  Page S4623
Measures Reported:
  Report to accompany S. 1271, to amend chapter 35 of title 44, United 
States Code, for the purpose of facilitating compliance by small 
business concerns with certain Federal paperwork requirements, to 
establish a task force to examine information collection and 
dissemination. (S. Rept. No. 107-153)
  S. 1742, to prevent the crime of identity theft, mitigate the harm to 
individuals victimized by identity theft, with an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute.
Page S4623
Measures Passed:
  Safe Workplace Conditions: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 115, 
expressing the sense of the Congress that all workers deserve fair 
treatment and safe working conditions, and honoring Dolores Huerta for 
her commitment to the improvement of working conditions for children, 
women, and farm worker families.
  Pages S4627, S4650-51
  Crater Lake National Park Centennial: Committee on the Judiciary was 
discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 273, recognizing the 
centennial of the establishment of Crater Lake National Park, and the 
resolution was then agreed to.
  Page S4651
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 S4580-S4614
Adopted:
  By a unanimous vote of 96 yeas (Vote No. 120), Hutchison Amendment 
No. 3441 (to Amendment No. 3401), to prohibit a country that has not 
taken steps to support the United States efforts to combat terrorism 
from receiving certain trade benefits.
Pages S4592-93
Rejected:
  Allen Amendment No. 3406 (to Amendment No. 3401), to provide mortgage 
payment assistance for employees who are separated from employment. (By 
50 yeas to 49 nays, (Vote No. 119), Senate tabled the amendment.) 
                                                         Pages S4591-92
  Reid (for Kerry) Amendment No. 3430 (to Amendment No. 3401), to 
ensure that any artificial trade distorting barrier relating to foreign 
investment is eliminated in any trade agreement entered into under the 
Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority Act of 2002. (By 55 yeas to 41 
nays (Vote No. 121), Senate tabled the amendment.)
Pages S4593-S4605
  Reid (for Torricelli/Mikulski) Amendment No. 3415 (to Amendment No. 
3401), to amend the labor provisions to ensure that all trade 
agreements include meaningful, enforceable provisions on workers' 
rights.
Pages S4607-09
Withdrawn:
  Rockefeller Amendment No. 3433 (to Amendment No. 3401), to provide a 
1-year eligibility period for steelworker retirees and eligible 
beneficiaries affected by a qualified closing of a qualified steel 
company for assistance with health insurance coverage and interim 
assistance.
Pages S4580-91
  Dorgan Amendment No. 3439 (to Amendment No. 3401), to permit private 
financing of agricultural sales to Cuba.
Pages S4605-07
Pending:
  Baucus/Grassley Amendment No. 3401, in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                      Pages S4580-S4614
  Dorgan Amendment No. 3442 (to Amendment No. 3401), to require the 
United States Trade Representative to identify effective trade remedies 
to address the unfair trade practices of the Canadian Wheat Board. 
                                                             Page S4580

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  Reid (for Reed) Amendment No. 3443 (to Amendment No. 3401), to 
restore the provisions relating to secondary workers.
                                                             Page S4580
  Reid (for Nelson (FL)/Graham) Amendment No. 3440 (to Amendment No. 
3401), to limit tariff reduction authority on certain products. 
                                                             Page S4580
  Reid (for Bayh) Amendment No. 3445 (to Amendment No. 3401), to 
require the ITC to give notice of section 202 investigations to the 
Secretary of Labor.
                                                             Page S4580
  Reid (for Byrd) Amendment No. 3447 (to Amendment No. 3401), to amend 
the provisions relating to the Congressional Oversight Group. 
                                                             Page S4580
  Reid (for Byrd) Amendment No. 3448 (to Amendment No. 3401), to 
clarify the procedures for procedural disapproval resolutions. 
                                                             Page S4580
  Reid (for Byrd) Amendment No. 3449 (to Amendment No. 3401), to 
clarify the procedures for extension disapproval resolutions. 
                                                             Page S4580
  Reid (for Byrd) Amendment No. 3450 (to Amendment No. 3401), to limit 
the application of trade authorities procedures to a single agreement 
resulting from DOHA.
                                                             Page S4580
  Reid (for Byrd) Amendment No. 3451 (to Amendment No. 3401), to 
address disclosures by publicly traded companies of relationships with 
certain countries or foreign-owned corporations.
                                                             Page S4580
  Reid (for Byrd) Amendment No. 3452 (to Amendment No. 3401), to 
facilitate the opening of energy markets and promote the exportation of 
clean energy technologies.
                                                             Page S4580
  Reid (for Byrd) Amendment No. 3453 (to Amendment No. 3401), to 
require that certification of compliance with section 307 of the Tariff 
Act of 1930 be provided with respect to certain goods imported into the 
United States.
                                                             Page S4580
  Boxer/Murray Amendment No. 3431 (to Amendment No. 3401), to require 
the Secretary of Labor to establish a trade adjustment assistance 
program for certain service workers.
                                                             Page S4580
  Boxer Amendment No. 3432 (to Amendment No. 3401), to ensure that the 
United States Trade Representative considers the impact of trade 
agreements on women.
                                                             Page S4580
  Reid (for Durbin) Amendment No. 3456 (to Amendment No. 3401), to 
extend the temporary duty suspensions with respect to certain wool. 
                                                             Page S4580
  Reid (for Durbin) Amendment No. 3457 (to Amendment No. 3401), to 
extend the temporary duty suspensions with respect to certain wool. 
                                                             Page S4580
  Reid (for Durbin) Amendment No. 3458 (to Amendment No. 3401), to 
establish and implement a steel import notification and monitoring 
program.
                                                             Page S4580
  Reid (for Harkin) Amendment No. 3459 (to Amendment No. 3401), to 
include the prevention of the worst forms of child labor as one of the 
principal negotiating objectives of the United States.
                                                             Page S4580
  Reid (for Corzine) Amendment No. 3461 (to Amendment No. 3401), to 
help ensure that trade agreements protect national security, social 
security, and other significant public services.
                                                             Page S4580
  Reid (for Corzine) Amendment No. 3462 (to Amendment No. 3401), to 
strike the section dealing with border search authority for certain 
contraband in outbound mail.
                                                             Page S4580
  Reid (for Hollings) Amendment No. 3463 (to Amendment No. 3401), to 
provide for the certification of textile and apparel workers who lose 
their jobs or who have lost their jobs since the start of 1999 as 
eligible individuals for purposes of trade adjustment assistance and 
health insurance benefits, and to amend the Internal Revenue code of 
1986 to prevent corporate expatriation to avoid United States income 
tax.
                                                             Page S4580
  Reid (for Hollings) Amendment No. 3464 (to Amendment No. 3401), to 
ensure that ISAC Committees are representative of the Producing sectors 
of the United States Economy.
                                                             Page S4580
  Reid (for Hollings) Amendment No. 3465 (to Amendment No. 3401), to 
provide that the benefits provided under any preferential tariff 
program, excluding the North American Free Trade Agreement, shall not 
apply to any product of a country that fails to comply within 30 days 
with a United States government request for the extradition of an 
individual for trial in the United States if that individual has been 
indicted by a Federal grand jury for a crime involving a violation of 
the Controlled Substances Act.
                                                             Page S4580
  Reid (for Landrieu) Amendment No. 3470 (to Amendment No. 3401), to 
provide trade adjustment assistance benefits to certain maritime 
workers.
                                                         Pages S4580-81
  Brownback Amendment No. 3446 (to Amendment No. 3401), to extend 
permanent normal trade relations to the nations of Central Asia and the 
South Caucasus, and Russia.
                                                         Pages S4609-12
  Grassley Modified Amendment No. 3474 (to Amendment No. 3446), to 
express the sense of the Senate regarding the United States-Russian 
Federation summit meeting, May 2002.
                                                         Pages S4612-14
  Reid (for Jeffords) Amendment No. 3521 (to Amendment No. 3401), to 
authorize appropriations

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for certain staff of the United States Customs Service.
                                                             Page S4614
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following actions:
  By 56 yeas to 40 nays (Vote No. 117), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
failed to agree to the motion to close further debate on Rockefeller 
Amendment No. 3433 (to Amendment No. 3401), listed above. 
                                                         Pages S4590-91
  By 58 yeas to 35 nays (Vote No. 118), Senate agreed to the motion to 
instruct the Sergeant at Arms to request the attendance of absent 
Senators.
                                                             Page S4591
  Daschle Amendment No. 3434 (to Amendment No. 3433), to clarify that 
steelworker retirees and eligible beneficiaries are not eligible for 
other trade adjustment assistance unless they would otherwise be 
eligible for that assistance, fell when Rockefeller Amendment No. 3433 
(to Amendment No. 3401), listed above, was withdrawn.
                                                             Page S4580
  A motion was entered to close further debate on the bill and, in 
accordance with Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a 
cloture vote will occur on Thursday, May 23, 2002.
                                                             Page S4614
  A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the bill at 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, May 22, 2002, 
with a vote on the motion to close further debate on Baucus/Grassley 
Amendment No. 3401 (listed above), to occur at approximately 11:30 a.m.
                                                             Page S4650
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  6 Coast Guard nominations in the rank of admiral.
  A routine list in the Coast Guard.
                                                             Page S4655
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  James Thomas Roberts, Jr., of Georgia, to be United States Marshal 
for the Southern District of Georgia for the term of four years.
  James Robert Dougan, of Michigan, to be United States Marshal for the 
Western District of Michigan for the term of four years.
  David Scott Carpenter, of North Dakota, to be United States Marshal 
for the District of North Dakota for the term of four years.
  James Michael Wahlrab, of Ohio, to be United States Marshal for the 
Southern District of Ohio for the term of four years.
                                                             Page S4655
Messages From the House:
  Page S4622
Measures Referred:
  Page S4622
Executive Communications:
  Pages S4622-23
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S4623
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S4623-25
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S4625-27
Additional Statements:
  Pages S4616-22
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S4627-49
Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
  Page S4649
Authority for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S4649-50
Record Votes: Five record votes were taken today. (Total--121) 
                                                  Pages S4591-93, S4605
Quorum Calls: One quorum call was taken today. (Total--2)
  Page S4591
Adjournment: Senate met at 9 a.m., and adjourned at 7:51 p.m., until 
9:30 a.m., on Wednesday, May 22, 2002.


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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings

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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 Department of 
Defense, after receiving testimony from Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary 
of Defense; and Gen. Richard B. Myers, USAF, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of 
Staff.
DOD TEST AND EVALUATION FACILITIES
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and 
Capabilities concluded hearings on proposed legislation to improve the 
management of the Department of Defense Test and Evaluation Facilities, 
focusing on the value and quality of testing, infrastructure 
investments, and resource management, after receiving testimony from 
Michael W. Wynne, Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Acquisition, 
Technology, and Logistics, and Thomas P. Christie, Director, 
Operational Test and Evaluation, both of the Department of Defense; 
John J. Young, Jr., Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, 
Development, and Acquisition; and John E. Krings, Member, Defense 
Science Board Task Force on Test and Evaluation Capabilities, and 
former Director, Operational Test and Evaluation, Department of 
Defense.
NOMINATION
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee ordered 
favorably reported the nomination of Anthony Lowe, of Washington, to be 
Federal Insurance Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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AVIATION SECURITY
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded 
oversight hearings to examine the implementation of the Aviation and 
Transportation Security Act (P.L. 107-71), after receiving testimony 
from Norman Mineta, Secretary, and John Magaw, Under Secretary of the 
Transportation Security Administration, both of the Department of 
Transportation.
U.S./CUBA TRADE POLICY
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on 
Consumer Affairs, Foreign Commerce, and Tourism concluded hearings to 
examine U.S./Cuban trade policy, focusing on the President's Initiative 
for a New Cuba, current U.S. trade embargo against Cuba, Cuba as a 
future business partner, and humanitarian assistance, after receiving 
testimony from Otto J. Reich, Assistant Secretary for Western 
Hemisphere Affairs, and Shaun E. Donnelly, Principal Deputy Assistant 
Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, both of the 
Department of State; Dennis K. Hays, Cuban American National 
Foundation, Washington, D.C.; Stephen Weber, Maryland Farm Bureau, 
Baltimore, on behalf of the American Farm Bureau Federation; Lissa 
Weinmann, Americans for Humanitarian Trade With Cuba, New York, New 
York.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded hearings on the 
nominations of Paula A. DeSutter, of Virginia, to be Assistant 
Secretary for Verification and Compliance, Michael Alan Guhin, of 
Maryland, for the rank of Ambassador during tenure of service as U.S. 
Fissile Material Negotiator, and Stephen Geoffrey Rademaker, of 
Delaware, to be Assistant Secretary for Arms Control, all of the 
Department of State, after the nominees testified and answered 
questions in their own behalf. Ms. DeSutter was introduced by Senator 
Kyl, and Mr. Rademaker was introduced by Representatives Hyde and 
Gilman.
IMPROVING NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee 
concluded hearings to examine strategies for improving nutrition and 
physical activity, in an effort to stave off the obesity epidemic in 
America, after receiving testimony from William H. Dietz, Director, 
Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for 
Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services; Denise 
Austin, Washington, D.C., on behalf of P.E.4Life; Sally M. Davis, 
University of New Mexico Center for Health Promotion and Disease 
Prevention, Albuquerque; Kelley D. Brownell, Yale University Center for 
Eating & Weight Disorders, New Haven, Connecticut; Lisa Katic, Grocery 
Manufacturers of America, Washington, D.C.; and Richard A. Dickey, Wake 
Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on 
behalf of the Endocrine Society.
DOJ CIVIL RIGHTS DIVISION
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded oversight hearings to 
examine the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, after 
receiving testimony from Ralph F. Boyd, Jr., Assistant Attorney 
General, Department of Justice.


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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Measures Introduced: 10 public bills, H.R. 4779-4788; and 3 
resolutions, H. Con. Res. 407, and H. Res. 424-425, were introduced. 
                                                         Pages H2734-35
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  Conference report on H.R. 3448, to improve the ability of the United 
States to prevent, prepare for, and respond to bioterrorism and other 
public health emergencies (H. Rept. 107-481).
  H. Res. 426, providing for consideration of H.R. 3129, to authorize 
appropriations for fiscal years 2002 and 2003 for the United States 
Customs Service for antiterrorism, drug interdiction, and other 
operations, for the Office of the United States Trade Representative, 
for the United States International Trade Commission (H. Rept. 107-
482);
  H. Res. 427, waiving points of order against the conference report to 
accompany H.R. 3448, to improve the ability of the United States to 
prevent, prepare for, and respond to bioterrorism and other public 
health emergencies (H. Rept. 107-483); and
  H. Res. 428, providing for consideration of H.R. 4775, making 
supplemental appropriations for the

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fiscal year ending September 30, 2002, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 
107-484).
                                               Pages H2691-H2732, H2734
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he 
appointed Representative Kirk to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H2663
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest chaplain, pastor 
Ken Wilde, Capital Christian Center of Meridian, Idaho. 
                                                         Pages H2665-66
Recess: The House recessed at 9:20 a.m. and reconvened at 10 a.m. 
                                                             Page H2665
Private Calendar: On the call of the Private Calendar, the House passed 
the following measures: H. Res. 103, referring H.R. 1258, for the 
relief of Sarabeth M. Davis, Robert S. Borders, Victor Maron, Irving 
Berke, and Adele E. Conrad'', to the chief judge of the United States 
Court of Federal Claims for a report thereon; H.R. 486, for the relief 
of Barbara Makuch; and H.R. 487, for the relief of Eugene Makuch. The 
House passed over without prejudice H.R. 392, for the relief of Nancy 
B. Wilson.
  Page H2666
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Dot Kids Implementation and Efficiency Act: H.R. 3833, amended, to 
facilitate the creation of a new, second-level Internet domain within 
the United States country code domain that will be a haven for material 
that promotes positive experiences for children and families using the 
Internet, provides a safe online environment for children, and helps to 
prevent children from being exposed to harmful material on the Internet 
(agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 406 yeas to 2 nays, Roll No. 174); 
                                               Pages H2669-76, H2745-46
  Child Sex Crimes Wiretapping Act: H.R. 1877, amended, to amend title 
18, United States Code, to provide that certain sexual crimes against 
children are predicate crimes for the interception of communications 
(agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 396 yeas to 11 nays, Roll No. 175);
                                                  Pages H2676-80, H2746
  Embassy Employee Compensation Act: H.R. 3375, to provide compensation 
for the United States citizens who were victims of the bombings of 
United States embassies in East Africa on August 7, 1998, on the same 
basis as compensation is provided to victims of the terrorist-related 
aircraft crashes on September 11, 2001 (agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote 
of 391 yeas to 18 nays, Roll No. 176);
  Pages H2680-85, H2746-47
  Encouraging Work and Supporting Marriage Act: H.R. 4626, amended, 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 (agreed to by a yea-
and-nay vote of 409 yeas to 1 nays, Roll No. 177); 
                                               Pages H2685-91, H2747-48
  Independence of East Timor: H. Con. Res. 405, amended, commemorating 
the independence of East Timor and expressing the sense of Congress 
that the President should establish diplomatic relations with East 
Timor (agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote 405 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 
178). Agreed to amend the title to read ``Concurrent resolution 
commemorating the independence of East Timor and commending the 
President for promptly establishing diplomatic relations with East 
Timor.'';
  Pages H2739-45, H2748
  Veterans' Major Medical Facilities Construction: Debated on May 20, 
H.R. 4514, amended, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to 
carry out construction projects for the purpose of improving, 
renovating, and updating patient care facilities at Department of 
Veterans Affairs medical centers (agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 
411 yeas with none voting ``nay,'' Roll No. 183);
  Pages H2778-79
  Jobs for Veterans Act: Debated on May 20, H.R. 4015, amended, to 
amend title 38, United States Code, to revise and improve employment, 
training, and placement services furnished to veterans (agreed to by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 409 yeas with none voting ``nay,'' Roll No. 184); 
and
  Page H2779
  Veterans Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment: Debated on May 20, 
H.R. 4085, amended, to increase, effective as of December 1, 2002, the 
rates of disability compensation for veterans with service-connected 
disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for 
survivors of certain service-connected disabled veterans (agreed to by 
a yea-and-nay vote of 410 yeas with none voting nays, Roll No. 185). 
Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``A bill to amend title 38, 
United States Code, to provide a cost-of-living increase in the rates 
of compensation for veterans with service-connected disability and 
dependency and indemnity compensation for surviving spouses of such 
veterans, to expand certain benefits for veterans and their survivors, 
and for other purposes.'';
  Pages H2779-80
  Bob Hope Veterans Chapel, Los Angeles National Cemetery: H.R. 4592, 
to name the chapel located in the national cemetery in Los Angeles, 
California, as the ``Bob Hope Veterans Chapel'';
  Pages H2780-84
  Small Business Advocacy Improvement: H.R. 4231, amended, to improve 
small business advocacy; and
  Pages H2784-87

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  Extension of Export-Import Bank: H.R. 4782, to extend the authority 
of the Export-Import Bank until June 14, 2002.
  Page H2787
Suspensions--Proceedings Postponed: The House completed debate on the 
following motions to suspend the rules. Further proceedings were 
postponed until Wednesday, May 22.
  Page H2787
  Federal Deposit Insurance Reform: H.R. 3717, amended, to reform the 
Federal deposit insurance system; and
  Pages H2787-H2803
  Tribute to Ground Zero Rescue, Recovery, and Clean-up Workers: H. 
Res. 424, paying tribute to the workers in New York City for their 
rescue, recovery, and clean-up efforts at the site of the World Trade 
Center.
  Pages H2803-06
Afghanistan Freedom Support Act: The House passed 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 recorded vote of 390 ayes to 22 
noes, Roll No. 182.
  Pages H2748-80
  Agreed to the Committee on International Relations amendment in the 
nature of a substitute printed in the bill (H. Rept. 107-420) and made 
in order by the rule.
                                                             Agreed To:
  Hyde Amendment that makes technical changes, authorizes and 
encourages the applications of subsections (a), (b), (c), and (e) of 
section 490 of the Foreign Assistance Act to bilateral and multilateral 
assistance to major opium producing regions to promote counter 
narcotics efforts; and encourages the use of research conducted by U.S. 
land grant colleges and universities particularly in the areas of 
agriculture and rural development;
                                                         Pages H2761-62
  Lantos amendment that promotes the secure delivery of humanitarian 
and other assistance in Afghanistan and requires the submission of the 
strategy for meeting its security needs within 45 days of enactment 
(agreed to by a recorded vote of 407 ayes to 4 noes, Roll No. 179); 
                                               Pages H2762-69, H2775-76
  Jackson-Lee en bloc amendments No. 3 and 4 printed in the 
Congressional Record of May 20 that emphasize healthcare and education 
for Afghan orphans and all children;
                                                             Page H2770
  Jackson-Lee en bloc amendments No. 5 and 6 printed in the 
Congressional Record of May 20, as modified to delete amendment No. 6, 
that prohibits the use of children as soldiers or combatants (agreed to 
by a recorded vote of 413 ayes with none voting ``no,'' Roll No. 180); 
                                                  Pages H2770-73, H2776
  Waters amendment, as modified, that prohibits U.S. participation in 
poppy cultivation or illicit narcotics growth, production, or 
trafficking and requires reports concerning the Government of 
Afghanistan's progress in the eradication of poppy cultivation (agreed 
to by a recorded vote of 412 ayes with none voting `` no,'' Roll No. 
181).
                                                         Pages H2773-77
                                                             Withdrawn:
  Hoeffel amendment was offered but subsequently withdrawn that sought 
to mandate a coordinator for United States interests, program, and 
policy in Afghanistan.
                                                             Page H2769
  The Clerk was authorized to make corrections and conforming changes 
in the engrossment of the bill.
                                                             Page H2778
  The House agreed to H. Res. 419, the rule that provided for 
consideration of the bill on May 15, 2002.
Recess: the House recessed at 11:57 p.m. and reconvened at 12:30 a.m. 
on Wednesday, May 22.
  Page H2834
Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on 
pages H2735-37.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Eight yea-and-nay votes and four recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages 
H2745-46, H2746, H2746-47, H2747-48, H2748, H2775-76, H2776, H2776-77, 
H2777-78, H2778-79, H2779, and H2779-80. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 12:32 a.m. on 
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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings

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[Pages D522-D524]
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Committee Meetings
GROUNDWATER--MTBE CONTAMINATION
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Environment and 
Hazardous Materials held a hearing entitled ``MTBE Contamination in 
Groundwater: Identifying and Addressing the Problem.'' Testimony was 
heard from Ben Grumbles, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of 
Water, EPA; Timothy Miller, Chief, National Water Quality Assessment 
Program, U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior; John B. 
Stephenson, Director, EPA; and public witnesses.
FEDERAL EMPLOYEES--CAFETERIA BENEFIT PLANS
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Civil Service, Census 
and Agency Organization held a hearing on ``More Value for Federal 
Employees: Cafeteria Benefit Plans.'' Testimony was heard from Dennis 
G. Jacobs, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; and public 
witnesses.
HEALTHCARE--RACIAL DISPARITIES
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug 
Policy and Human Resources held a hearing entitled ``Racial

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Disparities in Healthcare: Confronting Unequal Treatment.'' Testimony 
was heard from Delegate Christensen; the following officials of the 
Department of Health and Human Services: Ruben King-Shaw, Jr., Deputy 
Administrator, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Carolyn 
Clancy, Associate Director, Agency for Health Care Research and 
Quality; John Ruffin, M.D., Director, National Center on Minority 
Health and Health Disparities; and Nathan Stinson, Jr., M.D., Deputy 
Assistant Secretary, Minority Health; and public witnesses.
SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Rules: Granted, by a vote of 8 to 2, an open rule on H.R. 
4775, making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2002. providing one hour of general debate equally 
divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of 
the Committee on Appropriations. The rule waives all points of order 
against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the 
amendments printed in the Rules Committee report shall be considered as 
adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole. The rule waives 
points of order against provisions in the bill, except as specified in 
the rule. The rule authorizes the Chair to accord priority in 
recognition to Members who have pre-printed their amendments in the 
Congressional Record. The rule waives points of order during 
consideration of the bill against amendments for failure to comply with 
clause 2(e)of rule XXI (prohibiting non-emergency designated amendments 
to be offered to an appropriations bill containing an emergency 
designation). The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without 
instructions. The rule provides that House Concurrent Resolution 353, 
as adopted by the House, shall have force and effect as though adopted 
by Congress. Testimony was heard from Chairman Young of Florida and 
Representatives Callahan, LaTourette, Thune, Moran of Kansas, Rehberg, 
Obey, Lowey, Kaptur, Farr of California, Skelton, Frost, Peterson of 
Minnesota, Clayton, Pomeroy, McGovern, Turner and Carson of Oklahoma.
CUSTOMS BORDER SECURITY ACT
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a structured rule providing 
one hour of general debate on H.R. 3129, Customs Boarder Security Act 
of 2001, 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 bill. 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 Ways and Means now printed in the bill. 
The rule waives all points of order against the committee amendment in 
the nature of a substitute. The rule makes in order only those 
amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the 
resolution. The rule provides that the amendments printed in the report 
may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered 
only the member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, 
shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided 
and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject 
to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the 
question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. The rule waives 
all points of order against the amendments printed in the report. 
Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without 
instructions. Testimony was heard from Chairman Thomas and 
Representative Rangel.
CONFERENCE REPORT--BIOTERRORISM PREPAREDNESS ACT
Committee on Rules: Granted by voice vote, a rule waiving all points of 
order against the conference report to accompany H.R. 3448, 
Bioterrorism Preparedness Act of 2002 and against its consideration. 
The rule provides that the conference report shall be considered as 
read. Conference report to accompany testimony was heard from Chairman 
Tauzin.
SBA PROGRAMS--SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENTS
Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Workforce, Empowerment and 
Government Programs held a hearing on Suggestions for improvements in 
SBA programs: veterans and disaster loans sales, focusing on the 
progress made by the National Veterans Business Development Corporation 
and on H.R. 3263, Veterans' Small Business Relief Act of 2001. 
Testimony was heard from the following officials of the SBA: William 
Elmore, Associate Administrator, Veterans Business Development; and 
Ronald E. Bew, Associate Deputy Administrator, Capital Access; and 
public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on 
Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management 
approved for full Committee action the following: H.R. 4770, amended, 
Ronald C. Sheffield Federal Property Protection Act of 2002; and 11(b) 
Resolutions for Anniston, Alabama, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, San 
Antonio, Texas, Greenville, South Carolina.
RELIEVING HIGHWAY CONGESTION
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on 
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on Relieving Highway Congestion through Capacity Enhancements and 
Increased Efficiency. Testimony was heard from Mary E. Peters, 
Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, Department of 
Transportation; and public witnesses.
TAX RELIEF INCENTIVES--RENEWAL COMMUNITIES
Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Oversight held a hearing 
on Tax Relief Incentives for Renewal Communities. Testimony was heard 
from Representatives Watts of Oklahoma and Davis of Illinois; Roy A. 
Bernardi, Assistant Secretary, Community Planning and Development, 
Department of Housing and Urban Development; Eric Solomon, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary, Regulatory Affairs, Department of the Treasury; 
and public 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 May 20, 2002, p. 
                                 D514)
  H.R. 2048, to require a report on the operations of the State Justice 
Institute. Signed on May 20, 2002. (Public Law 107-179)
  H.R. 2305, to require certain Federal officials with responsibility 
for the administration of the criminal justice system of the District 
of Columbia to serve on and participate in the activities of the 
District of Columbia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. Signed on 
May 20, 2002. (Public Law 107-180)
  H.R. 4156, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify that 
the parsonage allowance exclusion is limited to the fair rental value 
of the property. Signed on May 20, 2002. (Public Law 107-181)


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2002-05-22

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                   COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

                              MAY 22, 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 issues 
surrounding Parkinson's disease, 9:30 a.m., SH-216.
  Full Committee, business meeting to mark up an original bill 
making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2002, 2 p.m., S-128 Capitol.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold 
hearings to examine the promotion of local telecommunication 
competition, focusing on greater broadband deployment, 9:30 a.m., 
SR-253.
  Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs, Foreign Commerce, and Tourism, 
to hold hearings to examine the federal regulation of the sport of 
boxing and boxing regulation, 1 p.m., SH-216.
  Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space, to hold hearings 
to examine the National Science Foundation budget, focusing on 
Federal research and development activities, 2:30 p.m., SR-253.
  Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: to hold 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., SD-106.
  Committee on Governmental Affairs: business meeting to consider 
pending calendar business; and to authorize the issuance of 
subpoenas to the Executive Office of the President and the Office of 
the Vice President in connection with the Committee's investigation 
regarding Enron Corporation, 9:30 a.m., SD-342.
  Committee on Indian Affairs: to hold hearings on S. 1340, to amend 
the Indian Land Consolidation Act to provide for probate reform with 
respect to trust or restricted lands, 10 a.m., SR-485.
  Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold closed hearings on 
pending intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH-219.
  Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs, to 
hold hearings to examine Federal cocaine sentencing policies, 10:30 
a.m., SD-226.


                                 House

  Committee on Financial Services, hearing on European Union's 
Financial Services Action Plan and its implications for the American 
financial services industry, 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  Committee on International Relations, hearing on International 
Adoptions: Problems and Solution, 10:15 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, hearing on the 
Future of U.S.-Saudi Relations, 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, 
and Intellectual Property, oversight hearing on ``The Accuracy and 
Integrity of the WHOIS DATABASE,'' 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Committee on Resources, to mark up the following: H. Con. Res. 
352, expressing the sense of Congress that Federal land management 
agencies should fully implement the Western Governors Association 
``Collaborative 10-year Strategy for Reducing Wildland Fire Risks to 
Communities and the Environment'' to reduce the overabundance of 
forest fuels that place national resources at high risk of 
catastrophic wildfire, and prepare a National Prescribed Fire 
Strategy that minimizes risks of escape; H. Con. Res. 395, 
celebrating the 50th anniversary of the constitution of the 
Commonwealth of Puerto Rice; H.R. 521, to amend the Organic Act of 
Guam for the purposes of clarifying the local judicial structure of 
Guam; H.R. 1606, to amend section 507 of the Omnibus Parks and 
Public Lands Management Act of 1996 to authorize additional 
appropriations for historically black colleges and

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universities, to decrease the matching requirement related to such 
appropriations; H.R. 2388, National Heritage Areas Policy Act of 
2001; H.R. 2982, to authorize the establishment of a memorial within 
the area in the District of Columbia referred to in the 
Commemorative Works Act as ``Area I'' or ``Area II'' to the victims 
of terrorist attacks on the United States, to provide for the design 
and construction of such a memorial; H.R. 3307, Vicksburg National 
Military Park Boundary Modification Act; H.R. 3380, to authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to issue right-of-way permits for natural 
gas pipelines within the boundary of Great Smoky Mountains National 
Park; H.R. 3558, Species Protection and Conservation of the 
Environment Act; H.R. 3786, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area 
Boundary Revision Act of 2002; H.R. 3858, New River Gorge Boundary 
Act of 2002; H.R. 3936, to designate and provide for the management 
of the Shoshone National Recreation Trail; H.R. 3942, John Muir 
National Historic Site Boundary Adjustment Act; H.R. 4103, Martin's 
Cove Land Transfer Act; H.R. 4129, to amend the Central Utah Project 
Completion Act to clarify the responsibilities of the Secretary of 
the Interior with respect to the Central Utah Project, to redirect 
unexpended budget authority for the Central Utah Project for 
wastewater treatment and reuse and other purposes, to provide for 
prepayment of repayment contracts for municipal and industrial water 
delivery facilities, and to eliminate a deadline for such 
prepayment; and H.R. 4609, to direct the Secretary of the Interior 
to conduct a comprehensive study of the Rathdrum Prairie/Spokane 
Valley Aquifer, located in Idaho and Washington, 10 a.m., 1334 
Longworth.
  Subcommittee on Water and Power, hearing on the following bills: 
H.R. 3561, Twenty-First Century Water Policy Commission 
Establishment Act; and H.R. 4638, to reauthorize the Mni Wiconi 
Rural Water Supply Project, 2 p.m., 1334 Longworth.
  Committee on Science, to mark up the following bills: H.R. 4664, 
Investing in America's Future Act of 2002; H.R. 3130, Technology 
Talent Act of 2001; H.R. 4687, National Construction Safety Team 
Act; H.R. 2486, Inland Flood Forecasting and Warning Act of 2001; 
and H.R. 2733, Enterprise Integration Act of 2001, 10 a.m., 2318 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to mark up the 
following: H.R. 2950, Rail Infrastructure Development and Expansion 
Act of the 21st Century; H.R. 3429, Over-the-Road Bus Security and 
Safety Act of 2001; H.R. 3609, Pipeline Infrastructure Protection To 
Enhance Security and Safety Act; H.R. 4545, Amtrak Reauthorization 
Act of 2002; the Ronald C. Sheffield Federal Property Protection Act 
of 2002; several public building 11 (b) resolutions; and other 
pending business, 11 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.


                             Joint Meetings

  Conference: meeting of conferees on H.R. 333, to amend title 11, 
United States Code, 2 p.m., S-211 Capitol.
  Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: to hold hearings 
to examine the rise in anti-Semitism violence throughout Western 
Europe and Russia, 10 a.m., SD-628.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                      9:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 22

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Wednesday: After the transaction of any morning business 
(not to extend beyond 10:30 a.m.), Senate will resume consideration of 
H.R. 3009, Andean Trade Preference Expansion Act, with a vote on the 
motion to close further debate on Baucus/Grassley Amendment No. 3401, 
in the nature of a substitute, to occur at approximately 11:30 a.m.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                       10 a.m., Wednesday, May 22

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Wednesday: Consideration of the conference report on H.R. 
3448, Bioterrorism Preparedness Act of 2002 Conference Report (rule 
waiving points of order, one hour of debate);
  Consideration of H.R. 3129, Customs Border Security Act of 2002 
(structured rule, one hour of general debate); and
  Consideration of H.R. 4775, Supplemental Appropriations for Fiscal 
Year 2002 (open rule, one hour of general debate). 


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