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[Daily Digest] [Pages D563-D564] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Wednesday, June 5, 2002 [[Page D563]] Daily Digest HIGHLIGHTS The House agreed to the conference report on S. 1372, Export- Import Bank Reauthorization. The House passed H.R. 4664, Investing in America's Future Act. Senate Chamber Action Routine Proceedings, pages S4991-S5105 Measures Introduced: Fourteen bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 2579-2592, and S. Res. 281. Pages S5043-56 Supplemental Appropriations Act: Senate continued consideration of H.R. 4775, making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto: Pages S4996-S5023 Adopted: Reid Amendment No. 3570, to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to carry out a certain transfer of funds. Pages S4996-97 Rejected: Santorum Amendment No. 3765 (to Amendment No. 3764), to adopt the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2003 reported by the Committee on the Budget for the Senate. (By a unanimous vote of 96 yeas (Vote No. 134), Senate tabled the amendment.) Pages S5018-21 Withdrawn: Kennedy Amendment No. 3583 (to Amendment No. 3570), to provide emergency school funding. Pages S4996-97 Kennedy Modified Amendment No. 3608, to provide emergency school funding. Pages S4997-S5004 Pending: Daschle Amendment No. 3764, to extend budget enforcement. Pages S5015-18 During consideration of this measure, Senate also took the following action: By 38 yeas to 60 nays (Vote No. 132), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected the motion to waive section 205 of H. Con. Res. 290, the Fiscal Year 2001 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget with respect to Kennedy Modified Amendment No. 3608, to provide emergency school funding. Subsequently, a point of order that the amendment was in violation of section 205 of H. Con. Res. 290, the Fiscal Year 2001 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget, since it contains nondefense spending with an emergency designation, was sustained, and the emergency designation was thus removed. Pages S4997-S5004 By 49 yeas to 49 nays (Vote No. 133), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected the motion to waive section 306 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 with respect to Gregg Amendment No. 3687, to extend and strengthen procedures to maintain fiscal accountability and responsibility. Subsequently, a point of order that the amendment was in violation of section 306 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 was sustained, and the amendment thus fell. Pages S5004-15 A second motion was entered to close further debate on the bill and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a cloture vote will occur on Friday, June 7, 2002. Page S5104 A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, June 6, 2002, with a vote on the motion to close further debate on the bill to occur at approximately 11 a.m. Further, that Senators have until 10:30 a.m. to file second degree amendments to the bill. Page S5059 Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations: A routine list in the Foreign Service. Pages S5061, S5104-05 Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations: [[Page D564]] Carolyn W. Merritt, of Illinois, to be Chairperson of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board for a term of five years. Carolyn W. Merritt, of Illinois, to be a Member of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board for a term of five years. James Irvin Gadsden, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Iceland. John Randle Hamilton, of North Carolina, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Guatemala. Michael Klosson, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus. Larry Leon Palmer, of Georgia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Honduras. Randolph Bell, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues. Paul William Speltz, of Texas, to be United States Director of the Asian Development Bank, with the rank of Ambassador. 1 Army nomination in the rank of general. Routine lists in the Army, Navy. Pages S5059-61 Messages From the House: Pages S5037-38 Measures Referred: Page S5038 Measures Placed on Calendar: Page S5038 Executive Communications: Pages S5038-40 Executive Reports of Committees: Pages S5040-41 Additional Cosponsors: Pages S5041-43 Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions: Pages S5043-55 Additional Statements: Page S5034-37 Amendments Submitted: Pages S5056-S5104 Authority for Committees to Meet: Page S5104 Privilege of the Floor: Page S5104 Record Votes: Three record votes were taken today. (Total--134) Pages S5003, S5014-15, S5021 Adjournment: Senate met at 9:15 a.m., and adjourned at 6:33 p.m., until 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, June 6, 2002.
[Daily Digest] [Pages D564-D566] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Committee Meetings (Committees not listed did not meet) ACADEMY SUPERINTENDENTS Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Defense concluded hearings to examine the mission, goals, and challenges of service academy superintendents, after receiving testimony from Lt. Gen. William J. Lennox, Jr., USA, Superintendent, and 2Lt. Andrew Blickhahn, USA, both of the United States Military Academy, United States Army; Col. John R. Allen, USMC, Commandant of Midshipmen, and ENS Benjamin A. Drew, USN, both of the U.S. Naval Academy; and Lt. Gen. John R. Dallager, Superintendent, and Cadet First Class Todd Garner, both of the USAF Academy, United States Air Force. NOMINATIONS Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported 1,066 military nominations in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force. LEAD-BASED PAINT POISONING Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on Housing and Transportation concluded oversight hearings to examine Federal responses to lead-based paint poisoning and childhood lead poisoning prevention, after receiving testimony from David E. Jacobs, Director, Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control, Department of Housing and Urban Development; Ruben King-Shaw, Jr., Deputy Administrator/Chief Operating Officer, Center for Medicaid and Medicaid Services, and Richard J. Jackson, Director, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, both of the Department of Health and Human Services; Thomas L. Sansonetti, Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Department of Justice; and Adam Sharp, Associate Assistant Administrator, Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances, Environmental Protection Agency. NOMINATION Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded hearings on the nomination of Steven Robert Blust, of Florida, to be a Federal Maritime Commissioner, after the nominee testified and answered questions in his own behalf. Testimony was also received from Hal Creel, Chairman, Federal Maritime Commission. BUSINESS MEETING Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee ordered favorably reported the following business items: S. 1768, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to implement the Calfed Bay-Delta Program, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute; S. 281, to authorize the design and construction of a temporary education center at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute; S. 454, to provide permanent funding for the Bureau of Land Management Payment in Lieu of Taxes program; [[Page D565]] S. 691, to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to convey certain land in the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Nevada, to the Secretary of the Interior, in trust for the Washoe Indian Tribe of Nevada and California; S. 1010, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project in the State of North Carolina; S. 1175, to modify the boundary of Vicksburg National Military Park to include the property known as Pemberton's Headquarters, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute; S. 1227, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of the suitability and feasibility of establishing the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area in the State of New York, with amendments; 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, with an amendment; 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, with an amendment; 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, with amendments; S. 1843, to extend hydro-electric licenses in the State of Alaska; S. 1852, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project in the State of Wyoming; 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, with an amendment; S. 1907, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land to the city of Haines, Oregon, with an amendment; S. 1946, to amend the National Trails System Act to designate the Old Spanish Trail as a National Historic Trail, with amendments; H.R. 223, to amend the Clear Creek County, Colorado, Public Lands Transfer Act of 1993 to provide additional time for Clear Creek County to dispose of certain lands transferred to the county under the Act; H.R. 308, to establish the Guam War Claims Review Commission; H.R. 309, to provide for the determination of withholding tax rates under the Guam income tax; H.R. 601, to redesignate certain lands within the Craters of the Moon National Monument; H.R. 640, to adjust the boundaries of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, with an amendment; H.R. 1384, to amend the National Trails System Act to designate the route in Arizona and New Mexico which the Navajo and Mescalero Apache Indian tribes were forced to walk in 1863 and 1864, for study for potential addition to the National Trails System; H.R. 1456, to expand the boundary of the Booker T. Washington National Monument; H.R. 1576, to designate the James Peak Wilderness and Protection Area in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests in the State of Colorado; H.R. 2234, to revise the boundary of the Tumacacori National Historical Park in the State of Arizona; H.R. 2440, to rename Wolf Trap Farm Park as ``Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts''; 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; and The nominations of Guy F. Caruso, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Energy Information Administration, and Kyle E. McSlarrow, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary, both of the Department of Energy. NUCLEAR SECURITY Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee concluded hearings S. 1586, to amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to authorize the carrying of firearms by employees of licensees, and S. 1746, to amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 and the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 to strengthen security at sensitive nuclear facilities, after receiving testimony from Representative Markey; Richard A. Meserve, Chairman, Nuclear Regulatory Commission; David Lochbaum, Union of Concerned Scientists, Jack Skolds, Exelon Nuclear, and Danielle Brian, Project On Government Oversight, all of Washington, D.C.; Irwin Redlener, Children's Hospital at Montefiore, New York, New York, on behalf of the Children's Health Fund; and Donna J. Miller Hastie, Marietta, Georgia. STRATEGIC OFFENSIVE REDUCTIONS TREATY Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee met in closed session to receive a briefing on the President's trip to Europe and the Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty from Colin L. Powell, Secretary of State. [[Page D566]] CUBA AND BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and Narcotics Affairs concluded open and closed hearings to examine Cuba's pursuit of biological weapons, focusing on research, production, and stockpiling, after receiving testimony from Carl W. Ford Jr., Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research.
[Daily Digest] [Pages D566-D567] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] House of Representatives Chamber Action Measures Introduced: 13 public bills, H.R. 4864-4876; and 1 resolution, H. Con. Res. 413, were introduced. Pages H3228-29 Reports Filed: Reports were filed as follows: 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. Rept. 107-491); 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 (H. Rept. 107-492); H.R. 3969, to enhance United States public diplomacy, to reorganize United States international broadcasting, amended (H. Rept. 107-493); H. Res. 435, providing for consideration for H.R. 2143, to make the repeal of the estate tax permanent (H. Rept. 107-494); and H.R. 2486, to authorize the National Weather Service to conduct research and development, training, and outreach activities relating to tropical cyclone inland forecasting improvement, amended (H. Rept. 107- 495). Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Bishop Neff Powell, the Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia, Roanoke, Virginia. Page H3163 Journal Vote: Agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal of Tuesday, June 5 by a yea-and-nay vote of 363 yeas to 40 nays with 2 voting ``present'', Roll No. 209. Page H3164 Recesses: The House recessed at 10:30 a.m. and reconvened at 10:31 a.m. and recessed at 10:34 a.m. and reconvened at 10:45 a.m. Page2 H3164-65 Official Photo of the House in Session: Pursuant to H. Res. 378, the official photo of the House in session was taken. Pages H3164-65 Export-Import Bank Reauthorization: The House agreed to the conference report on S. 1372, to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States by a yea-and-nay vote of 344 yeas to 78 nays, Roll No. 210. Pages H3171-82 Agreed to the H. Res. 433, the rule that waived points of order against the conference report was agreed to by voice vote. Pages H3167-71, H3185 Investing in America's Future Act: The House passed H.R. 4664, to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2003, 2004, and 2005 for the National Science Foundation by a recorded vote of 397 ayes to 25 noes, Roll No. 212. Pages H3185-H3203 Pursuant to the rule, the Committee on Science amendment in the nature of a substitute now printed in the bill (H. Rept. 107-488) was considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment. Page H3194 Agreed To: Rivers amendment that makes part-time students eligible for scholarships under the Computer Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Scholarship (CSEMS) program. Pages H3196-97 Rejected: Woolsey amendment that sought to create a biosafety research program to study safety with respect to the effects of biological research on organisms and the environment (rejected by a recorded vote of 165 ayes to 259 noes, Roll No. 211). Pages H3197-H3202 Agreed to H. Res. 432, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was agreed to by voice vote. Pages H3182-85 Privileged Resolution: Representative Kucinich gave notice of his intention to offer a privileged resolution. Pages H3203-04 Joint Meeting to Receive the Prime Minister of Australia: Agreed that it be in order at any time on Wednesday, June 12, 2002, for the Speaker to declare a recess, subject to the call of the Chair, for the purpose of receiving in Joint Meeting the Honorable John Howard, Prime Minister of Australia. Page H3204 Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes and two recorded votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H3194, H3182, H3202, and H3203. There were no quorum calls. [[Page D567]] Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 7:38 p.m.
[Daily Digest] [Pages D567-D568] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Committee Meetings DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Defense met in executive session to hold a hearing on the Crusader; Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of Defense: E.C. Aldridge, Under Secretary, Acquisition, Technology and Logistics; Michael W. Wynne, Principal Deputy Under Secretary, Acquisition, Technology and Logistics; Gen. Montgomery C. Meigs, USA, Commanding General, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army; Lt. Gen. John S. Caldwell, Jr., USA, Military Deputy/Director, Army Acquisition Corps, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army, Acquisition, Logistics and Technology; Maj. Gen. William L. Bond, USA, Director, Force Development Office of the G8, U.S. Army; and Maj. Gen. Michael D. Maples, USA, Commanding General, U.S. Army Field Artillery Center and Ft. Sill. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA APPROPRIATIONS Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on the District of Columbia held a hearing on Fiscal Year 2003 District of Columbia Budget. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the District of Columbia: Anthony A. Williams, Mayor; Linda W. Cropp, Chairman, Council; and Julia Friedman, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Research and Analysis. COMMON FISCAL ISSUES--INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES Committee on the Budget: Held a hearing on International Perspectives on Common Fiscal Issues. Testimony was heard from public witnesses. CITIZEN SERVICE ACT Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Select Education approved for full Committee action, as amended, H.R. 4854, Citizen Service Act of 2002. SPORTS AGENT RESPONSIBILITY AND TRUST ACT Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection held a hearing on H.R.4701, Sports Agent Responsibility and Trust Act. Testimony was heard from Representative Osborne; Howard Beales, Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, FTC; and public witnesses. CLEAN AIR ACT IMPLEMENTATION Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality held a hearing entitled ``Clean Air Act Implementation: Experience of State and Local Regulators.'' Testimony was heard from Dianne Nielson, Executive Director, Department of Environmental Quality, State of Utah; Chris Jones, Director, Environmental Protection Agency, State of Ohio; Doug Lempke, Administrator, Air Quality Control Commission, Department of Public Health and Environment, State of Colorado; and a public witness. FCC'S UWB PROCEEDING Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet held a hearing entitled ``The FCC's UWB Proceeding: An Examination of the Government's Spectrum Management Process.'' Testimony was heard from Michael Gallagher, Deputy Assistant Secretary, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Department of Commerce; Stephen Price, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Spectrum, Space, Sensors and C3 Policy, Department of Defense; Jeff Shane, Associate Deputy Secretary, Department of Transportation; Julius Knapp, Deputy Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology, FCC; and public witnesses. OVERSIGHT--PERFORMANCE--DC COURT OF APPEALS AND SUPERIOR COURT Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on the District of Columbia held a hearing on ``Oversight Hearing on the Performance of the Court of Appeals and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.'' Testimony was heard from Cornelia M. Ashby, Director, Education, Workforce and Income Security Issues, GAO; the following officials of the District of Columbia: Annice M. Wagner, Chief Judge, Court of Appeals; Rufus G. King III, Chief Judge, Superior Court; Lee F. Satterfield, Presiding Judge, Family Court; Anne Wicks, Executive Officer, Superior Court; Olivia Golden, Director, Child and Family Services; and Arabella Teal, Principal Deputy Corporation Counsel; and a public witness. FOLLOWING DANFORTH REPORT Committee on International Relations: Held a hearing on Following the Danforth Report: Defining the Next Step on the Path to Peace in Sudan. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of State: Walter Kansteiner, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs; and Roger P. Winter, Assistant Administrator, Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, AID; Michael K. Young, Chairman, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom; and public witnesses. [[Page D568]] FREE MARKET ANTITRUST IMMUNITY REFORM (FAIR) ACT Committee on the Judiciary: Held a hearing on H.R. 1253, Free Market Antitrust Immunity Reform (FAIR) Act of 2001. Testimony was heard from Charles James, Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice; and public witnesses. OVERSIGHT Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property held an oversight hearing on ``DRM: The Consumer Benefits of Today's Digital Rights Management Solutions.'' Testimony was heard from public witness. MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES Committee on Resources: Held a hearing on the following bills: H.R. 3048, Russian River Land Act; H.R. 3148, to amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to provide equitable treatment of Alaska Native Vietnam Veterans; and H.R. 4734, Alaska Federal Lands Management Demonstration Project Act. Testimony was heard from Paul Hoffman, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Fish and Wildlife and Parks, Department of the Interior; and public witnesses. MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on Water and Power approved for full Committee action H.R. 4638, to reauthorize the Mni Wiconi Rural Water Supply Project. The Subcommittee also held a hearing on the following bills: H.R. 2202, Lower Yellowstone Reclamation Projects Conveyance Act; and H.R. 3223, Jicarilla Apache Reservation Rural Water System Act. Testimony was heard from John W. Keys, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior; and public witnesses. PERMANENT DEATH TAX REPEAL ACT Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a modified closed rule providing 1 hour of debate on H.R. 2143, Permanent Death Tax Repeal Act of 2002. The rule provides for consideration of the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution, if offered by Representative Rangel 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 in the nature of a substitute. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions GSA'S CAPITAL INVESTMENT AND LEASING PROGRAM Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management held a hearing on U.S. General Services Administration's Fiscal Year 2003 Capital Investment and Leasing Program. Testimony was heard from Joseph Moravec, Commissioner, Public Buildings Service, GSA; and Jane R. Roth, Judge, U.S. Courts of Appeals, 3rd Circuit. FUTURE IMAGERY ARCHITECTURE Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence met in executive session to hold a hearing on Future Imagery Architecture. Testimony was heard from departmental witnesses. Joint Meetings 9/11 INTELLIGENCE INVESTIGATION Joint Hearing: Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence met in closed session to consider events surrounding September 11, 2001. Committees will meet again tomorrow.
[Daily Digest] [Pages D568-D569] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2002 (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated) Senate Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Interior, to resume hearings on proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2003 for the U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, 10 a.m., SD-116. Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, to hold hearings on proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2003 for the Department of Labor, 11:30 a.m., SD-192. Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on Financial Institutions, to hold oversight hearings to examine capital investments in Indian country, 10 a.m., SD-538. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Water and Power, to hold hearings on S. 1310, to provide for the sale of certain real property in the Newlands Project, Nevada, to the city of Fallon, Nevada; S. 2475, 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; S. 1385, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior, pursuant to the [[Page D569]] provisions of the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to participate in the design, planning, and construction of the Lakehaven water reclamation project for the reclamation and reuse of water; S. 1824/H.R. 2828, to authorize payments to certain Lama Project water distribution entities for amounts assessed by the entities for operation and maintenance of the Project's irrigation works for 2001, to authorize funds to such entities of amounts collected by the Bureau of Reclamation for reserved works for 2001; S. 1883, to authorize the Bureau of Reclamation to participate in the rehabilitation of the Wallowa Lake Dam in Oregon; S. 1999, to reauthorize the Mni Wiconi Rural Water Supply Project; and H.R. 706, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain properties in the vicinity of the Elephant Butte Reservoir and the Caballo Reservoir, New Mexico, 2:30 p.m., SD-366. Committee on Environment and Public Works: Subcommittee on Clean Air, Wetlands, and Climate Change, to hold hearings on wetlands, focusing on the impacts of the revisions to the Clean Water Act regulatory definitions of ``fill material'' and ``discharge of fill material'', 10 a.m., SD-406. Committee on Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on International Security, Proliferation and Federal Services, to hold hearings to examine difficulties and solutions concerning nonproliferation disputes and export controls between Russia and China, 2:30 p.m., SD-342. Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: to hold hearings to examine the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, focusing on accountability, 9:30 a.m., SD-430. Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold joint closed hearings with the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to examine events surrounding September 11, 2001, 10 a.m and 2:30 p.m., S-407 Capitol. Committee on the Judiciary: to hold oversight hearings on counter- terrorism issues, 9:30 a.m., SH-216. Committee on Veterans' Affairs: business meeting to mark up pending calendar business, 2 p.m., SR-418. House Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition and Forestry, hearing on Public Safety Concerns and Forest Management Hurdles in the Black Hills National Forest, 1 p.m., 1300 Longworth. Committee on Armed Services, Special Oversight Panel on Terrorism, hearing on the question ``Are Yasser Arafat and the Palestinian Authority Credible Partners for Peace?'' 8:30 a.m., 2212 Rayburn. Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Education, hearing on ``Learning Disabilities and Early Intervention Strategies: How to Reform the Special Education Referral and Identification Process,'' 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn. Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``The National Institutes of Health: Investing in Research to Prevent and Cure Disease,'' 10 a.m., 2322 Rayburn. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``DOE's FreedomCAR: Hurdles, Benchmarks for Progress, and Role in Energy Policy,'' 9:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn. Committee on Financial Services, to consider the following bills: H.R. 1701, amended, Consumer Rental Purchase Agreement Act; and H.R. 3951, amended, Financial Services Regulatory Relief Act of 2002, 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn. Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Government Efficiency, Financial Management, and Intergovernmental Relations, hearing on ``The Federal Financial Management Improvement Act of 1996: Are Agencies Meeting the Challenge?'' 10 a.m., 2247 Rayburn. Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights, hearing on An Assessment of Cuba Broadcasting--The Voice of Freedom, 10:30 a.m., 2172 Rayburn. Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, hearing on The Current Crisis in South Asia, 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn. Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation and Public Lands, hearing on the following bills: H.R. 3815, Presidential Historic Site Study Act; H.R. 4141, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Protection and Enhancement Act of 2002; and H.R. 4620, America's Wilderness Protection Act, 2 p.m., 1334 Longworth. Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform and Oversight and the Subcommittee on Workforce, Empowerment, and Government Programs, joint hearing on The Cost of Regulations to Small Business, 2 p.m., 2360 Rayburn. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Railroads, hearing on Recent Derailments and Railroad Safety, 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn. Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Benefits, hearing on the status of the VA's implementation of the VA Claims Processing Task Force's recommendations, and the potential for a greater VA/ Veterans Service Organization ``partnership,'' 10 a.m., 334 Cannon. Committee on Ways and Means, hearing on Corporate Inversions, 10:45 a.m., 1100 Longworth. Joint Meetings Joint Meetings: Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, to hold joint closed hearings with the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to examine events surrounding September 11, 2001, 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., S-407 Capitol.
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