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                                            Wednesday, June 5, 2002

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                              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Withdrawn: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:

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  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.


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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings

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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;

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  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.

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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.


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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

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                        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.

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Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 7:38 p.m.


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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.

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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.


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2002-06-06

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                    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

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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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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                      9:30 a.m., Thursday, June 6

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Thursday: After the transaction of any morning business 
(not to extend beyond 10:30 a.m.), Senate will continue consideration 
of H.R. 4775, Supplemental Appropriations Act, with a vote on the 
motion to close further debate on the bill to occur at approximately 11 
a.m.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                       10 a.m., Thursday, June 6

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Thursday: Consideration of H.R. 2143, to make the repeal of 
the estate tax permanent (modified closed rule, one hour of general 
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