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                                           Wednesday, June 26, 2002

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HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate agreed to S. Res. 292, Expressing Support for the Pledge 
      of Allegiance.
      The House passed H.R. 4598, Homeland Security Information Sharing 
      Act.
      The House passed H.R. 5018, Capitol Police Retention, 
      Recruitment, and Authorization Act.
      Trade Act 2002--The House agreed to the Senate amendment to H.R. 
      3009, Andean Trade Preference Act, with an amendment. The House 
      then insisted on its amendment, asked for a conference with the 
      Senate, and appointed conferees.
      House committees ordered reported 18 sundry measures.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S6049-S6176
Measures Introduced: Seven bills and three resolutions were introduced, 
as follows: S. 2681-2687, S.J. Res. 39, S. Res. 292, and S. Con. Res. 
124.
  Pages S6126-27
Measures Reported:
  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. Rept. No. 107-179)
  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. Rept. No. 107-180)
  H.R. 601, To redesignate certain lands within the Craters of the Moon 
National Monument. (S. Rept. No. 107-181)
  H.R. 2440, to rename Wolf Trap Farm Park as ``Wolf Trap National Park 
for the Performing Arts''. (S. Rept. No. 107-182)
Page S6126
Measures Passed:
  Expressing Support for Pledge of Allegiance: By a unanimous vote of 
99 yeas (Vote No. 163), Senate agreed to S. Res. 292, expressing 
support for the Pledge of Allegiance.
  Pages S6105-06
  Ports-to-Plains Corridor: Senate passed S. 1646, to identify certain 
routes in the States of Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and New Mexico as 
part of the Ports-to-Plains Corridor, a high priority corridor on the 
National Highway System.
  Page S6173
  Automatic Defibrillation in Adam's Memory Act: Committee on Health, 
Education, Labor, and Pensions was discharged from further 
consideration of S. 1041, to establish a program for an information 
clearinghouse to increase public access to defibrillation in schools, 
and the bill was then passed.
  Pages S6173-74
  Patent and Trademark Office Authorization: Committee on the Judiciary 
was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2047, to authorize 
appropriations for the United States Patent and Trademark Office for 
fiscal year 2003 through 2008, and the bill was then passed, after 
agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S6174-75
  Reid (for Leahy/Hatch) Amendment No. 4113, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Pages S6174-75
  Reid (for Leahy) Amendment No. 4115, to amend the title.
Page S6175
  Patent and Trademark Office Authorization: Senate passed S. 1754, to 
authorize appropriations for the United States Patent and Trademark 
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for fiscal years 2003 through 2008, after agreeing to a committee 
amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  Pages S6175-76
National Defense Authorization Act: Senate continued consideration of 
S. 2514, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2003 for military 
activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and 
for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe 
personnel strengths for such fiscal year for the Armed Forces, taking 
action on the following amendments proposed thereto: 
                                   Page S6057-89, S6097-S6100, S6112-21
Adopted:
  Domenici Amendment No. 4009, to extend and improve United States 
programs on the proliferation of nuclear materials.
Pages S6057-66
  Levin Amendment No. 4087, to increase the amount provided for RDT, 
Air Force, for silicone substrates for flexible solar cells (PE 
62601F), and to offset the increase by reducing the amount provided for 
RDT, Army, for countermobility systems (PE 62624A).
Page S6075
  Allard (for Warner) Amendment No. 4088, to authorize, with an offset, 
$2,000,000 for research, development, test, and evaluation for the Navy 
for the Marine Corps Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD) 
(PE0603640M) for analysis of emerging threats.
Page S6075
  Levin (for Kennedy) Amendment No. 4089, to prohibit the transfer of 
the Medical Free Electron Laser program (PE0602227D8Z) from the 
Department of Defense.
Pages S6075-76
  Allard (for Warner) Amendment No. 4090, to authorize land conveyances 
at the Engineer Proving Ground, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
Page S6076
  Levin (for Inouye) Amendment No. 4091, to amend title 10, United 
States Code, to increase the grade provided for the heads of the nurse 
corps of the Armed Forces.
Pages S6076-77
  Allard/Reid Amendment No. 4092, to prescribe the composition and 
leadership of the Veterinary Corps of the Army.
Page S6077
  Levin (for Akaka) Amendment No. 4093, to provide for the amount for 
the demonstration of renewable energy use of the Navy to be available 
within the Navy energy program (PE 0604710N) and not within Navy 
facilities improvement (PE 0603725N).
Page S6077
  Allard (for Collins) Amendment No. 4094, to extend multiyear 
procurement authority for DDG-51 class destroyers.
Page S6077
  Levin (for Landrieu/Roberts) Amendment No. 4095, to authorize 
additional activities for the Defense Experimental Program to Stimulate 
Competitive Research, and to require an assessment of the program. 
                                                             Page S6078
  Allard (for Inhofe/Akaka) Amendment No. 4096, to increase the maximum 
amount of assistance that the Secretary of Defense may provide to a 
tribal organization or economic enterprise to carry out a procurement 
technical assistance program in two or more Bureau of Indian Affairs 
service areas.
Page S6078
  Levin (for Cleland/Thurmond) Amendment No. 4097, to repeal a 
prohibition on use of Air Force Reserve AGR personnel for Air Force 
base security functions.
Page S6078
  Allard (for Helms/Cleland) Amendment No. 4098, to require the 
Secretary of Defense to establish clear and uniform policy and 
procedures regarding the installation and connection of telecom 
switches to the Defense Switch Network.
Pages S6078-79
  Levin (for Nelson (FL)) Amendment No. 4099, to provide for the 
disclosure to the Department of Veterans Affairs of information on the 
Shipboard Hazard and Defense project of the Navy.
Page S6079
  Allard (for Warner) Amendment No. 4100, to require an engineering 
study and environmental analysis of road modifications to address the 
closure of roads in the vicinity of Fort Belvoir, Virginia, for force 
protection purposes.
Page S6079
  Nelson (FL)/Roberts Amendment No. 4101, to require reports on efforts 
to resolve the whereabouts and status of Captain Michael Scott 
Speicher, United States Navy.
Pages S6079-85
  Levin (for Biden/Carper) Amendment No. 4102, to extend the work 
safety demonstration program of the Department of Defense.
Page S6085
  Allard (for Warner) Amendment No. 4103, to provide for a master plan 
for the use of the Navy Annex, Arlington, Virginia.
Page S6085
  Levin (for Durbin) Amendment No. 4104, to provide authority for 
nonprofit organizations to self-certify eligibility for treatment as 
qualified organizations employing the severely disabled for purposes of 
the Mentor-Protege Program.
Pages S6085-86
  Allard (for Kyl) Amendment No. 4105, to authorize the transfer of a 
DF-9E Panther aircraft to the Women Airforce Service Pilots Museum. 
                                                             Page S6086
  Levin (for Kerry) Amendment No. 4106, to require the Secretary of the 
Army to submit a report on the effects of the Army Contracting Agency 
on small business participation in Army procurement.
Page S6086
  Allard (for Santorum) Amendment No. 4107, to add $1,000,000 for the 
Army for procurement of M821A1 High Explosive (HE) insensitive munition 
for the 81-millimeter mortar, and to offset the increase by reducing 
the amount provided for the

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Army for aircraft procurement for CH-47 cargo helicopter modifications, 
for the procurement of commercial, off-the-shelf, crashworthy seats by 
$1,000,000.
Pages S6086-87
  Levin (for Cleland) Amendment No. 4108, to authorize the payment of 
interest on student loans of members of the Armed Forces. 
                                                         Pages S6087-88
  Allard (for Santorum) Amendment No. 4109, to add $1,000,000 for the 
Air Force for RDT for space and missile operations, Civil Reserve 
Space Service (CRSS) initiative (PE 305173F), and to offset the 
increase by reducing the amount provided for the Army for Aircraft 
procurement, CH-47 cargo helicopter modifications, for the procurement 
of commercial, off-the-shelf, crashworthy seats by $1,000,000. 
                                                             Page S6088
  Levin (for Reid) Amendment No. 4110, to provide alternative authority 
regarding the transfer of funds for the acquisition of replacement 
property for National Wildlife Refuge system lands in Nevada. 
                                                             Page S6088
  Allard (for Lott) Amendment No. 4111, to add restrictions on the 
proposed authority for reducing the minimum period of service in grades 
above O-4 for eligibility to be retired in highest grade held. 
                                                         Pages S6088-89
  Subsequently, the amendment was modified.
Pages S6112-13
  Levin Amendment No. 4046 (to Amendment No. 4007), to provide priority 
for the allocation of certain funds for Department of Defense 
activities to combat terrorism at home and abroad. 
                                               Pages S6066-75, S6097-98
  Warner Amendment No. 4007, to provide an additional amount for 
ballistic missile defense or combating terrorism in accordance with 
national security priorities of the President.
Pages S6057, S6097-98
  Reid (for Kennedy) Amendment No. 4117, to provide an amount for lift 
support for mine warfare ships and other vessels.
Page S6113
  Warner Amendment No. 4118, to add an amount for the Navy Data 
Conversion and Management Laboratory for support data conversion 
activities for the Navy, and to provide an offset.
Page S6113
  Reid (for Cleland) Amendment No. 4119, to require a report on efforts 
to ensure the adequacy of fire fighting staffs at military 
installations.
Page S6113
  Warner (for Snowe/Collins) Amendment No. 4120, to set aside 
$1,500,000 for the Navy Pilot Human Resources Call Center, Cutler, 
Maine.
Page S6113
  Reid (for Wyden/Smith (OR)) Amendment No. 4121, to authorize, with an 
offset, $9,000,000 for a military construction project for the Army 
National Guard for a Reserve Center in Lane County, Oregon. 
                                                             Page S6113
  Warner (for Cochran/Lott) Amendment No. 4122, to authorize a military 
construction project in the amount of $3,580,000 for construction of a 
National Guard Readiness Center, Kosciusko, Mississippi.
Page S6113
  Reid (for Biden/Carper) Amendment No. 4123, to authorize, with an 
offset, a military construction project in the amount of $7,500,000 for 
construction of a new air traffic control facility at Dover Air Force 
Base, Delaware.
Page S6113
  Warner (for Domenici/Bingaman) Amendment No. 4124, to authorize, with 
an offset, $3,000,000 for a planning and design for a new anechoic 
chamber at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico (Project No. 56232). 
                                                             Page S6113
  Reid (for Durbin) Amendment No. 4125, to authorize, with an offset, 
$10,000,000 for the Air National Guard for a military construction 
project for a Composite Support Facility for the 183rd Fighter Wing of 
the Illinois Air National Guard.
Page S6113
  Warner (for Thurmond) Amendment No. 4126, to authorize $8,000,000 for 
the construction of a parking garage at Walter Reed Army Medical 
Center, Washington, District of Columbia, and to offset the amount with 
a reduction in operation and maintenance for the Army in amounts 
available for Base Operations Support (Servicewide Support). 
                                                             Page S6114
  Warner (for Frist/Thompson) Amendment No. 4127, to authorize a 
military construction project in the amount of $8,400,000 for the Air 
National Guard for completion of construction of the Composite Aviation 
Aircraft Maintenance Complex (PN#BKTZ989063) in Nashville, Tennessee, 
and to offset the authorization with a reduction of $2,400,000 in 
operation and maintenance for the Army from amounts available for Base 
Operations Support (Servicewide Support), a reduction of $3,000,000 in 
operation and maintenance for the Army from amounts available for 
Recruiting and Advertising, and a reduction of $3,000,000 in operation 
and maintenance for the Air Force from amounts available for Recruiting 
and Advertising.
Page S6114
  Warner (for DeWine) Amendment No. 4128, to authorize, with an offset, 
$15,200,000 for a military construction project for the Air Force for 
consolidation of the materials computational research facility at 
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio (PNZHTV033301A).
Page S6114
  Reid (for Cleland) Amendment No. 4129, to authorize $2,000,000 for 
research, development, test, and evaluation for the Air Force for 
Support Systems

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Development (PE0708611F) for Aging Aircraft and to offset the amount 
with a reduction in research, development, test, and evaluation for the 
Navy from amounts available for Warfighting Sustainment Advanced 
Technology (PE0603236N).
Page S6114
  Warner (for Cochran/Lott) Amendment No. 4130, to authorize, with an 
offset, $4,500,000 for research, development, test, and evaluation for 
the Army for radar power technology.
Page S6114
  Reid (for Landrieu) Amendment No. 4131, to increase the amount 
provided for RDT, Defense-wide activities, for critical 
infrastructure protection (PE 35190D8Z), and to offset the increase by 
reducing the amount provided for RDT, Defense-wide activities, for 
power projection advanced technology (PE63114N).
Page S6114
  Warner (for Domenici) Amendment No. 4132, to increase the amount for 
the Air Force for RDT for wargaming and simulation centers, and to 
provide an offset.
Page S6114
  Reid (for Conrad) Amendment No. 4133, with respect to Russian 
Tactical Nuclear Weapons.
Page S6114
  Warner (for Collins) Amendment No. 4134, to authorize, with an 
offset, $2,500,000 for research, development, test, and evaluation for 
the Navy for the DDG optimized manning initiative.
Pages S6114-15
  Reid (for Feinstein/Stevens) Amendment No. 4135, to prohibit the use 
of authorized funds for research, development, test, evaluation, 
procurement, or deployment of nuclear armed interceptors of a missile 
defense system.
Page S6115
  Warner (for Santorum) Amendment No. 4136, to add $1,000,000 for 
Defense-Wide RDT for key enabling robotics technologies for the 
support of Army, Navy, and Air Force robotic and unmanned military 
platforms (PE 604709D8Z), and to offset the increase by reducing the 
amount provided for the Navy for other procurement for gun fire control 
equipment, SPQ-9B solid state transmitter, by $1,000,000. 
                                                     Pages S6115, S6120
  Reid (for Cleland/Hutchinson) Amendment No. 4137, to prohibit denial 
of TRICARE services to a covered beneficiary receiving medical care 
from the Department of Veterans Affairs under certain circumstances. 
                                                     Pages S6115, S6120
  Warner (for Roberts) Amendment No. 4138, to authorize, with an 
offset, $1,000,000 for research, development, test, and evaluation, 
defense-wide, for In-House Laboratory Independent Research 
(PE0601103D8Z) for research, analysis, and assessment of efforts to 
counter potential agroterrorist attacks.
Page S6115
  Reid (for Levin) Amendment No. 4139, to authorize the Secretary of 
Defense to pay monetary rewards for assistance in combating terrorism. 
                                                             Page S6115
  Warner Amendment No. 4140, to establish the position of Under 
Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.
Pages S6115-16
  Reid (for Landrieu) Amendment No. 4141, to require a study on the 
designation of a highway in the State of Louisiana as a defense access 
road.
Page S6116
  Warner (for Roberts) Amendment No. 4142, to authorize the conveyance 
of 2000 acres at the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant, Kansas. 
                                                             Page S6116
  Reid (for Landrieu) Amendment No. 4143, to require an annual long-
range plan for the construction of ships for the Navy.
Page S6116
  Warner (for Bunning) Amendment No. 4144, to provide for the 
conveyance of a portion of the Bluegrass Army Depot in Richmond, 
Kentucky, to Madison County, Kentucky.
Page S6116
  Reid (for Bingaman/Santorum) Amendment No. 4145, to extend the 
authority of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to award 
prizes for advanced technology achievements.
Pages S6116-17
  Reid (for Inhofe/Akaka) Amendment No. 4146, to authorize the 
provision of space and services for military welfare societies. 
                                                             Page S6117
  Reid (for Reed) Amendment No. 4147, to authorize, with an offset, 
$5,500,000 for research, development, test, and evaluation for the Army 
for development of a very high speed support vessel for the Army. 
                                                             Page S6117
  Warner (for Santorum) Amendment No. 4148, to add $1,000,000 for Other 
Procurement, Air Force, for the procurement of technical C-E equipment, 
Mobile Emergency Broadband System, and to offset the increase by 
reducing the amount provided for the Navy for other procurement for gun 
fire control equipment, SPQ-9B solid state transmitter, by $1,000,000. 
                                                             Page S6117
  Reid (for Cleland) Amendment No. 4149, to add $1,500,000 for the Air 
Force for other procurement for base procured equipment for a Combat 
Arms Training System (CATS) for the Air National Guard, and to offset 
the increase by reducing the amount provided for the Army for RDT for 
artillery system demonstration and validation (PE 0603854A) by 
$1,500,000.
Page S6117
  Warner (for Thurmond) Amendment No. 4150, to authorize, with an 
offset, $100,000 for the Army for activation efforts with respect to 
the National Army Museum, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
Page S6117
  Reid (for Lieberman) Amendment No. 4151, to authorize, with an 
offset, $1,000,000 for research, development, test, and evaluation for 
the Navy for Force Protection Advanced Technology (PE

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0603123N) for development and demonstration of a full-scale high-speed 
permanent magnet generator.
Page S6117
  Warner (for McCain) Amendment No. 4152, to modify the calculation of 
back pay for persons who were approved for promotion as members of the 
Navy and Marine Corps while interned as prisoners of war during World 
War II to take into account changes in the Consumer Price Index. 
                                                             Page S6117
  Reid (for Bingaman) Amendment No. 4153, to require a plan for a five-
year program to enhance the measurement and signatures intelligence 
capabilities of the Federal Government.
Page S6118
  Warner (for McCain) Amendment No. 4154, to require a report on 
volunteer services of members of the reserve components in support of 
emergency response to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center 
and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.
Page S6118
  Reid (for Corzine/Torricelli) Amendment No. 4155, to authorize use of 
an amount of the authorization of appropriations for RDT for the Navy 
for the aviation-shipboard information technology initiative. 
                                                             Page S6118
  Warner (for Cochran/Lott) Amendment No. 4156, to require the 
Secretary of the Navy to maintain the scope of the cruiser conversion 
program for the Ticonderoga class of AEGIS cruisers.
Page S6118
  Reid (for Kerry/Frist) Amendment No. 4157, to require the Secretary 
of Defense to expand the Department of Defense program of HIV/AIDS 
prevention educational activities undertaken in connection with the 
conduct of United States military training, exercises, and humanitarian 
assistance in sub-Saharan African countries.
Page S6118
  Warner (for Domenici/Bingaman) Amendment No. 4158, to set aside 
$6,000,000 for the Aerospace Relay Mirror System (ARMS) Demonstration. 
                                                             Page S6118
  Warner Amendment No. 4159, to authorize funds for requirements 
development of a littoral ship in Ship Concept Advanced Design (PE 
0603563N).
Pages S6118, S6120-21
  Reid (for Byrd) Amendment No. 4160, to provide for monitoring 
implementation of the 1979 United States-China Agreement on Cooperation 
in Science and Technology.
Pages S6118-19
  Warner (for Thompson) Amendment No. 4161, to require biannual reports 
on foreign persons who contribute to the proliferation of weapons of 
mass destruction, and their delivery systems, by countries of 
proliferation concern.
Page S6119
  Warner (for Hatch) Amendment No. 4162, to commend military chaplains.
                                                             Page S6119
  Reid (for Sarbanes) Amendment No. 4163, to grant a Federal charter to 
Korean War Veterans Association, Incorporated.
Pages S6119-20
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the bill at 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, June 27, 2002, 
with a vote on the motion to close further debate on the bill to occur 
thereon. Further, that Senators have until 10 a.m. to file second 
degree amendments to the bill.
Page S6091
Accounting Reform Act: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached 
providing for consideration of S. 2673, to improve quality and 
transparency in financial reporting and independent audits and 
accounting services for public companies, to create a Public Company 
Accounting Oversight Board, to enhance the standard setting process for 
accounting practices, to strengthen the independence of firms that 
audit public companies, to increase corporate responsibility and the 
usefulness of corporate financial disclosure, to protect the 
objectivity and independence of securities analysts, to improve 
Securities and Exchange Commission resources and oversight, on Monday, 
July 8, 2002, at 2 p.m.
  Page S6173
Authority for Committees: All committees were authorized to file 
legislative and executive reports during the adjournment of the Senate 
on Wednesday, July 3, 2002, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  Page S6173
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Richard A. Griffin, of Michigan, to be United States Circuit Judge 
for the Sixth Circuit.
  Daniel L. Hovland, of North Dakota, to be United States District 
Judge for the District of North Dakota.
  Thomas W. Phillips, of Tennessee, to be United States District Judge 
for the Eastern District of Tennessee.
  Linda R. Reade, of Iowa, to be United States District Judge for the 
Northern District of Iowa.
  Routine lists in the Navy.
Pages S6091-95
Messages From the House:
  Page S6126
Measures Referred:
  Page S6126
Measures Placed on Calendar:
  Page S6126
Measures Read First Time:
  Page S6126
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S6127-28
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S6128-32
Additional Statements:
  Pages S6124-26
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S6133-72
Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
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Authority for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S6172-73
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--163) 
                                                         Pages S6105-06
Adjournment: Senate met at 9:30 a.m., and adjourned at 9:34 p.m., until 
9:30 a.m., on Thursday, June 27, 2002. (For Senate's program, see the 
remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S6091).


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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
TRANSPORTATION EQUITY ACT
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on Housing 
and Transportation concluded hearings to examine the Transportation Equity 
Act for the 21st Century, focusing on funding issues and investing in 
economic development and the environment, after receiving testimony from 
Carl Guardino, Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group, San Jose, California; 
Herschel Abbot, BellSouth, Hank Dittmar, Great American Station Foundation, 
on behalf of the Surface Transportation Policy Project, and Michael A. 
Replogle, Environmental Defense, all of Washington, D.C.; and Robert 
Broadbent, Las Vegas Monorail Company, Las Vegas, Nevada.
ENFORCING CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Consumer 
Affairs, Foreign Commerce, and Tourism concluded hearings to examine issues 
and perspectives in enforcing corporate governance in order to assure 
individual investors that their interests are protected and that the 
information received is truthful as a part of an overall investment banking 
reform, focusing on the experience of the State of New York, after receiving 
testimony from New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, New York.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Finance: Committee ordered favorably reported H.R. 4737, to 
reauthorize and improve the program of block grants to States for temporary 
assistance for needy families, and improve access to quality child care, 
with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
AFGHANISTAN
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded hearings to examine the 
current situation in Afghanistan, focusing on conducting the war on 
terrorism, fostering internal governance, and providing humanitarian and 
development assistance, after receiving testimony from Richard L. Armitage, 
Deputy Secretary of State; Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Secretary of Defense; 
Brig. Gen. David L. Grange, USA (Ret.), Chicago, Illinois; and Peter Tomsen, 
Ambassador in Residence, University of Nebraska, Omaha, former Ambassador to 
Armenia, and former Special Envoy to Afghanistan.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded hearings on the 
nominations of Mark Sullivan, of Maryland, to be United States Director of 
the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; and Paul William 
Speltz, of Texas, to be United States Director of the Asian Development 
Bank, with the rank of Ambassador, after the nominees, testified and 
answered questions in their own behalf.
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY
Committee on Governmental Affairs: Committee held hearings to examine the 
relationship between a future Department of Homeland Security and the 
current federal, state, and local intelligence communities, receiving 
testimony from William B. Berger, North Miami Beach Police Department, 
Miami, Florida, on behalf of the International Association of Chiefs of 
Police; Ashton B. Carter, Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of 
Government Preventive Defense Project, Cambridge, Massachusetts, former 
Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy; Lt. Gen. 
Patrick M. Hughes, USA (Ret.), former Director, Defense Intelligence Agency; 
Lt. Gen. William E. Odom, USA (Ret.), former Director, National Security 
Agency; and Jeffrey H. Smith, Arnold and Porter, Washington, D.C., former 
General Counsel, Central Intelligence Agency.
  Hearings continue tomorrow.
NOMINATION
Committee on Governmental Affairs: Committee concluded hearings on the 
nomination of James E. Boasberg, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior 
Court of the District of Columbia, after the nominee, who was introduced by 
Senator Warner, testified and answered questions in his own behalf.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee met and began 
consideration of S. 710, to require coverage for colorectal cancer 
screenings, but did not complete action thereon, and recessed subject to 
call.
TRIBAL TRUST FUNDS
Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee held oversight hearings on the status 
of the dialogue between the U.S. Department of the Interior and American 
Indian and Alaska Native leaders on various alternatives for the 
reorganization of the Department of the Interior to improve the management 
of tribal trust funds, receiving testimony from J. Steven Griles, Deputy 
Secretary, and Neal A. McCaleb, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, both 
of the Department of the Interior; and Tex G. Hall, Three Affiliated Tribes 
of the Fort Berthold Reservation, New Town, North Dakota, and Susan Masten, 
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Tribe of Indians of California, Eureka, both on behalf of the Tribal Leader/
Department of the Interior Trust Reform Task Force.
  Hearings will continue on Tuesday, July 30.
HOMELAND SECURITY INFRASTRUCTURE
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee held hearings to examine the 
President's proposal for reorganizing our homeland defense infrastructure 
and establishing a Department of Homeland Security, receiving testimony from 
Tom Ridge, Director of the Transition Planning Office for the Department of 
Homeland Security.
  Hearings recessed subject to call.
IMMIGRATION REFORM AND HOMELAND DEFENSE
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Immigration held hearings to 
examine immigration reform and the reorganization of homeland defense, 
focusing on the inclusion of the Immigration and Naturalization Service in 
the new Department of Homeland Security, and the impact this would have on 
immigration law and policy, and the adjudication of immigration services and 
benefits, receiving testimony from Kathleen Campbell Walker, El Paso, Texas, 
on behalf of the American Immigration Lawyers Association; Bill Ong Hing, 
University of California School of Law, Davis, on behalf of the National 
Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium; David A. Martin, University of 
Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, former General Counsel, Immigration 
and Naturalization Service, Department of Justice; and Judge Dana Marks 
Keener, San Francisco, California, on behalf of the National Association of 
Immigration Judges.
  Hearings recessed subject to call.
BUSINESS MEETING
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee met in closed session to 
consider pending intelligence matters, made no announcements, and recessed 
subject to call.
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[Pages D687-D689]
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                        House of Representatives

Chamber Action
Measures Introduced: 14 public bills, H.R. 5017-5030; and 9 resolutions, 
H.J. Res. 102; H. Con. Res. 427-431, and H. Res. 459, 460, 466 were 
introduced.
  Pages H4068-69
Reports Filed: Reports were filed as follows:
  H. Res. 461, providing for consideration of H.R. 5010, making 
appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2003 (H. Rept. 107-536);
  H. Res. 462, providing for consideration of H.R. 5011, making 
appropriations for military construction, family housing, and base 
realignment and closure for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2003 (H. Rept. 107-537); and
  H. Res. 463, providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules 
(H. Rept. 107-538);
  H.R. 4954, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for 
a voluntary program for prescription drug coverage under the Medicare 
Program, to modernize and reform payments and the regulatory structure of 
the Medicare Program, amended (H. Rept. 107-539 Pt. 1);
  H.R. 4962, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to make rural 
health care improvements under the Medicare Program (H. Rept. 107-540 Pt. 
1);
  H.R. 4987, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve 
payments for home health services and for direct graduate medical education 
(H. Rept. 107-541 Pt. 1);
  H.R. 4988, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish 
the Medicare Benefits Administration within the Department of Health and 
Human Services (H. Rept. 107-542 Pt. 1);
  H.R. 4013, to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish an Office 
of Rare Diseases at the National Institutes of Health (H. Rept. 107-543);
  H.R. 4961, to establish a National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of 
Medicaid (H. Rept. 107-544);
  H.R. 4989, to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for grants to 
health care providers to implement electronic prescription drug programs (H. 
Rept. 107-545);
  H.R. 4990, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to establish 
requirements with respect to the sale of, or the offer to sell, prescription 
drugs through the Internet (H. Rept. 107-546);
  H.R. 4991, to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to revise 
disproportionate share hospital payments under the Medicaid Program (H. 
Rept. 107-547);
  H.R. 4992, to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish health 
professions programs regarding practice of pharmacy (H. Rept. 107-548);
  H.R. 4986, to amend part B of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to 
improve payments for physicians' services and other outpatient services 
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under the Medicare Program (H. Rept. 107-549 Pt. 1);
  H.R. 4985, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to revitalize 
the Medicare+Choice Program, establish a Medicare+Choice competition 
program, and to improve payments to hospitals and other providers under part 
A of the Medicare Program (H. Rept. 107-550 Pt. 1); and
  H.R. 4984, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for 
a Medicare prescription drug benefit (H. Rept. 107-551 Pt. 1).
  H. Res. 464, waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with 
respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee 
of Rules (H. Rept. 107-552); and
  H. Res. 465, providing for consideration of H.R. 4954, to amend title 
XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a voluntary program for 
prescription drug coverage under the Medicare Program and to modernize and 
reform payments and the regulatory structure of the Medicare Program (H. 
Rept. 107-553).
Pages H4064, H4067-68
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Johnson of Illinois to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Rev. David E. 
Paul, Pastor, First United Methodist Church of Clewiston, Florida. 
                                                                  Page H3931
Journal: Agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal of Tuesday, June 25 
by a recorded vote of 369 yeas to 41 nays with 1 voting ``present,'' Roll 
No. 261.
  Page H3950
Recess: The House recessed at 10:42 a.m. and reconvened at 10:56 a.m. 
                                                                  Page H3936
Homeland Security Information Sharing Act: The House passed H.R. 4598, to 
provide for the sharing of homeland security information by Federal 
intelligence and law enforcement agencies with State and local entities by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 422 yeas to 2 nays, Roll No. 258.
  Pages H3936-48
  Agreed to the Committee amendment in the nature of a substitute now 
printed in the bill (H. Rept. 107-534, Part 1) and made in order by the 
rule.
Pages H3944-45
Withdrawn:
  Jackson-Lee amendment was offered but subsequently withdrawn that sought 
to require the President to prescribe procedures which determine whether, 
how, and to what extent information provided by whistleblowers should be 
disseminated.
Pages H3945-47
  Agreed to H. Res. 458, the rule that provided for consideration of the 
bill by voice vote.
Pages H3934-36
Recess: The House recessed at 1:14 p.m. and reconvened at 2:19 p.m. 
                                                                  Page H3952
Motions to Adjourn: Rejected the Hastings of Florida motions to adjourn by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 45 yeas to 378 nays, Roll No. 262 and a yea-and-nay vote 
of 40 yeas to 384 nays, Roll No. 263.
  Pages H3952, H3960
Trade Act of 2002: The House agreed to H. Res. 450, the rule relating to 
consideration of the Senate amendment to H.R. 3009, to extend the Andean 
Trade Preference Act and to grant additional trade benefits under that Act, 
by a yea-and-nay vote of 216 yeas to 215 nays with 1 voting ``present,'' 
Roll No. 264.
  Pages H3952-60, H3961-64
  Pursuant to the rule, the House agreed to the Senate amendment to H.R. 
3009, to extend the Andean Trade Preference Act and to grant additional 
trade benefits under that Act, with an amendment. The House then insisted on 
its amendment and asked for a conference with the Senate thereon. Appointed 
as conferees: From the Committee on Ways and Means for consideration of the 
House amendment and the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to 
conference: Chairman Thomas and Representatives Crane and Rangel. 
                                                                  Page H4020
  From the Committee on Education and the Workforce, for consideration of 
section 603 of the Senate amendment and modifications committed to 
conference: Chairman Boehner and Representatives Sam Johnson of Texas and 
George Miller of California.
Page H4020
  From the Committee on Energy and Commerce for consideration of section 603 
of the Senate amendment and modifications committed to conference: Chairman 
Tauzin and Representatives Bilirakis and Dingell.
Page H4020
  From the Committee on Government Reform for consideration of section 344 
of the House amendment and section 1143 of the Senate amendment, and 
modifications committed to conference: Chairman Burton of Indiana and 
Representatives Barr of Georgia and Waxman.
Page H4020
  From the Committee on the Judiciary for consideration of sections 111, 
601, and 701 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to 
conference: chairman Sensenbrenner and Representatives Coble and Conyers. 
                                                                  Page H4020
  From the Committee on Rules for consideration of sections 2103, 2105 and 
2106 of the House amendment and sections 2103, 2105, and 2106 of the Senate 
amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Chairman Dreier and 
Representatives Linder and Hastings of Florida.
Page H4020
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following 
measures that were debated on June 25:
  Sex Tourism Prohibition: H.R. 4477, amended, to amend title 18, United 
States Code, with respect to crimes involving the transportation of persons 
and sex tourism (agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 418 yeas to 8 nays, Roll 
No. 259);
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  Social Security Program Protection: H.R. 4070, amended, to amend the 
Social Security Act and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide 
additional safeguards for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income 
beneficiaries with representative payees and to enhance program protections 
(agreed to by a recorded vote of 425 ayes with none voting ``nay,'' Roll No. 
260);
  Pages H3949-50
  2002 Securities and Exchange Commission Authorization: H.R. 3764, to 
authorize appropriations for the Securities and Exchange Commission (agreed 
to by a yea-and-nay vote of 422 yeas to 4 nays, Roll No. 265); and 
                                                              Pages H4020-21
  New Hampshire-Vermont Interstate School Compact: H.R. 3180, to consent to 
certain amendments to the New Hampshire-Vermont Interstate School Compact 
(agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 425 yeas with none voting ``nay,'' Roll 
No. 266).
  Pages H4021-22
Motion to Instruct Conferees--Help America Vote Act: Representative Langevin 
announced his intention to offer a motion to instruct conferees on the 
disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the Senate amendments to H.R. 3295, 
Help America Vote Act, to recede from disagreement with the provisions 
contained in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of section 101(a)(3) of the Senate 
amendment to the House bill (relating to the accessibility of voting systems 
for individuals with disabilities).
  Page H4022
Capitol Police Retention, Recruitment, and Authorization Act: The House 
passed H.R. 5018, to direct the Capitol Police Board to take steps to 
promote the retention of current officers and members of the Capitol Police 
and the recruitment of new officers and members of the Capitol Police, by 
unanimous consent.
  Pages H4022-24
Historic Performance of the United States Soccer Team: The House agreed to 
H. Res. 445, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with 
regard to the United States National Soccer Team and its historic 
performance in the 2002 FIFA World Cup tournament, by unanimous consent. 
Agreed to the Sullivan amendment that commends the United States Soccer 
Federation, United States Soccer Foundation, and coaches and parents of 
young soccer players around the country for their role in the success of 
soccer in the United States.
  Pages H4025-27
In Honor of Jack Buck--Voice of the St. Louis Cardinals: The House agreed to 
H. Res. 455, honoring the life of John Francis ``Jack'' Buck. 
                                                              Pages H4027-28
Recess: The House recessed at 11:20 p.m. and reconvened at 9:19 a.m. on 
Thursday, June 27.
  Page H4065
Recess: The House recessed at 9:20 a.m. on Thursday, June 27 and reconvened 
at 9:46 a.m. on Thursday, June 27.
  Page H4065
Senate Messages: Message received from the Senate appears on page H3931.
Referral: S. 2621 was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. 
                                                                  Page H3931
Quorum Calls--Votes: Seven yea-and-nay votes and two recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages 
H3948, H3949, H3949-50, H3950-51, H3952, H3960, H3963-64, H4020-21, and 
H4021-22. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26 and adjourned at 
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Committee Meetings
REVIEW PROPOSAL--DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Committee on Agriculture: Held a hearing to review the Administration's 
proposed legislation creating a Department of Homeland Security. Testimony 
was heard from Bob Odom, Commissioner, Department of Agriculture and 
Forestry, State of Louisiana; Roger Johnson, Commissioner, Department of 
Agriculture, State of North Dakota; Meg Scott Phipps, Commissioner, 
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, State of North Carolina; 
and public witnesses.
AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FDA AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, 
Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies approved for full 
Committee action the Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and 
Drug Administration and Related Agencies appropriations for fiscal year 
2003.
TREASURY, POSTAL SERVICE AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Treasury, Postal Service and 
General Government approved for full Committee action the Department of 
Treasury, Postal Service and General Government appropriations for fiscal 
year 2003.
REVIEW PROPOSED--DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Committee on Armed Services: Held a hearing on the Administration's proposal 
to create a new Department of Homeland Security, and its impact on the 
Department of Defense and defense-related aspects of the Department of 
Energy. Testimony was heard from Stephen A. Cambone, Principal Deputy Under 
Secretary (Policy), Department of Defense; and John Gordon, Administrator, 
National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy.

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OUTSOURCING: REVIEW--COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES PANEL REPORT
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Military Readiness held a 
hearing on Outsourcing: Review of the Commercial Activities Panel Report. 
Testimony was heard from David M. Walker, Comptroller General and Chairman, 
Commercial Activities Panel, GAO; Angela B. Styles, Administrator, Office of 
Federal Procurement Policy, OMB; Michael Wynn, Deputy Under Secretary 
(Acquisition, Technology and Logistics), Department of Defense; and public 
witnesses.
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING STANDARDS BOARD ACT
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and 
Consumer Protection held a hearing on the Financial Accounting Standards 
Board Act. Testimony was heard from Edmund L. Jenkins, Chairman, Financial 
Accounting Standards Board; and public witnesses.
AREA CODE EXHAUSTION
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the 
Internet held a hearing on Area Code Exhaustion: What are the Solutions? 
Testimony was heard from Dorothy Atwood, Bureau Chief, Wireline Competition 
Bureau, FCC; and public witnesses.
CONSUMER RENTAL AGREEMENT ACT
Committee on Financial Services: Began consideration of H.R. 1701, Consumer 
Rental Agreement Act.
  Will continue tomorrow.
HOMELAND SECURITY--SHOULD CONSULAR AFFAIRS BE TRANSFERRED
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Civil Service, Census and 
Agency Organization held a hearing on ``Homeland Security: Should Consular 
Affairs be Transferred to the new Department of Homeland Security?'' 
Testimony was heard from Grant S. Green, Jr., Under Secretary, Management, 
Department of State; and public witnesses.
SPRING VALLEY REVISITED--STATUS OF CONTAMINATED SITES CLEANUP
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on the District of Columbia 
held a hearing on Spring Valley Revisited--The Status of the Cleanup of 
Contaminated Sites in Spring Valley. Testimony was heard from Representative 
Blumenauer; David Wood, Director, Natural Resources and Environment, GAO; 
the following officials of the Department of the Army: Raymond J. Fatz, 
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Environment, Safety and Occupational Health; and 
Col. Charles J. Fiala, Jr., USA, Baltimore District Engineer, U.S. Army 
Corps of Engineers; Thomas C. Voltaggio, Regional Administrator, Region III, 
EPA; Robert C. Williams, Director, Division of Health Assessment and 
Consultation, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Department 
of Health and Human Services; the following officials of the District of 
Columbia: Theodore Gordon, Senior Deputy Director, Public Health Assurance, 
Department of Health; and Bailus Walker, Jr., Chairman, Mayor's Spring 
Valley Scientific Advisory Panel; and public witnesses.
SINGLE AUDIT ACT
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Government Efficiency, 
Financial Management, and Intergovernmental Relations, held a hearing on 
``The Single Audit Act: Is it Working?'' Testimony was heard from Sally E. 
Thompson, Director, Financial Management and Assurance, GAO; Mark W. 
Everson, Controller, OMB; Frederick T. Knickerbocker, Associate Director, 
Economic Programs, Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce; the 
following officials of the Department of Education: Jack Martin, Chief 
Financial Officer; and Thomas A. Carter, Assistant Inspector General, Audit 
Services; Elizabeth A. Hanson, Director, Departmental Real Estate Assessment 
Center, Department of Housing and Urban Development; and a public witness.
HOMELAND SECURITY ACT
Committee on International Relations: Held a hearing on H.R. 5005, Homeland 
Security Act of 2002. Testimony was heard from hearing and markup of the 
Homeland Security Act of 2002. Testimony was heard from the following 
officials of the Department of State: Marc Grossman, Under Secretary, 
Political Affairs; and George Lannon, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, 
Consular Affairs.
PROPOSED DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Committee on the Judiciary: Held a hearing on ``The Proposal to Create a 
Department of Homeland Security.'' Testimony was heard from Tom Ridge, 
Assistant to the President, Office of Homeland Security Adviser.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Resources: Ordered reported the following measures: H. Con. 
Res. 408, honoring the American Zoo and Aquarium Associate and its 
accredited member institutions for their continued service to animal 
welfare, conservation education, conservation research, and wildlife 
conservation programs; H. Con. Res. 425, calling for the full appropriation 
of the State and tribal shares of the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund; H.R. 
2990, amended, Lower Rio Grande Valley Water Resources Conservation and 
Improvement Act of 2001; H.R. 3048, amended, Russian River Land Act; H.R. 
3223, amended, Jicarilla Apache Reservation Rural Water System Act; H.R. 
3258, amended, Reasonable Right-of-Way Fees Act of 2001; H.R. 3401, amended, 
California Five Mile Regional Learning Center Transfer Act; H.R 3534, 
amended, Cherokee, Choctaw, and Chisksaw Nations Claims Settlement Act; H.R. 
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Act for the 21st Century; H.R. 3815, Presidential Historic Site Study Act; 
H.R. 4638, to reauthorize the Mni Wiconi Rural Water Supply Project; H.R. 
4807, Susquehanna National Wildlife Refuge Expansion Act; H.R. 4870, 
amended, Mount Naomi Wilderness Boundary Adjustment Act; and H.R. 4883, 
amended, to reauthorize the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998.
  The Committee also began consideration of H.R. 4749, Magnuson-Stevens Act 
Amendments of 2002.
DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, an open rule on H.R. 5010, 
making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2002, providing one hour of general debate equally 
divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking member of the Committee 
on Appropriations. The rule waives all points of order against consideration 
of the bill. The rule waives clause 2 of rule XXI (prohibiting unauthorized 
or legislative provisions in an appropriations bill) against provisions in 
the bill. The rule provides that the bill shall be considered for amendment 
by paragraph. The rule authorizes the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole 
to accord priority in recognition to Members who have pre-printed their 
amendments in the Congressional Record. The rule provides one motion to 
recommit with or without instructions. Finally, the rule provides that upon 
adoption of the resolution it shall be in order, any rule of the House 
notwithstanding, to consider concurrent resolutions providing for 
adjournment of the House and Senate during the month of July. Testimony was 
heard from Representatives Lewis of California and Murtha.
MILITARY CONSTRUCTION APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, an open rule on H.R. 5011, 
making appropriations for military construction, family housing, and base 
realignment and closure for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2003, and for other purposes providing one hour of 
general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking 
member of the Committee on Appropriations. The rule waives all points of 
order against consideration of the bill. The rule waives clause 2 of rule 
XXI (prohibiting unauthorized or legislative provisions in an appropriations 
bill) against provisions in the bill. The rule provides that the bill shall 
be considered for amendment by paragraph. The rule authorizes the Chairman 
of the Committee of the Whole to accord priority in recognition to Members 
who have pre-printed their amendments in the Congressional Record. The rule 
provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Finally, the 
rule provides that H. Res. 421 be laid upon the table. Testimony was heard 
from Representatives Hobson and Olver.
MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a resolution providing that it 
shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of Thursday, June 27, 
2002, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules 
relating to H. Res. 459, expressing the sense of the House of 
Representatives that Newdow v. U.S. Congress was erroneously decided. 
Testimony was heard from Chairman Sensenbrenner and Representative 
Pickering.
SAME DAY CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION REPORTED BY THE RULES COMMITTEE
Committee on Rules: Granted, by a vote of 7 to 4, a resolution waiving 
clause 6(a) of rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a rule on 
the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee) against certain 
resolutions reported from the Rules Committee. The resolution applies the 
waiver to any resolution reported on the legislative day of Thursday, June 
27, 2002, providing for consideration or disposition of H.R. 4954, to amend 
title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a voluntary program 
for prescription drug coverage under the Medicare Program and to modernize 
and reform payments and the regulatory structure of the Medicare Program.
MEDICARE MODERNIZATION AND PRESCRIPTION DRUG ACT OF 2002
Committee on Rules: Granted, by a vote of 9 to 4, a closed rule on H.R. 
4954, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a 
voluntary program for prescription drug coverage under the Medicare Program, 
to modernize and reform payments and the regulatory structure of the 
Medicare Program, providing two hours of debate in the House, with one hour 
equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member 
of the Committee on Ways and Means and one hour equally divided and 
controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce. The rule waives all points of order against 
consideration of the bill except those arising under section 302(f) of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974. The rule provides that in lieu of the 
amendment recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means, the amendment in 
the nature of a substitute printed in the report of the Committee on Rules 
accompanying this resolution shall be considered as adopted. The rule waives 
all points of order against consideration of the bill. Finally, the rule 
provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was 
heard from Representative Johnson of Connecticut, Manzullo, Thurman, and 
Pallone.

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FREEDOM CAR; GETTING NEW TECHNOLOGY INTO THE MARKETPLACE
Committee on Science: Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing on Freedom Car: 
Getting New Technology into the Marketplace. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Ordered reported the 
following bills: H.R. 5012, John F. Kennedy Center Plaza Authorization Act; 
H.R. 3479, amended, National Aviation Capacity Expansion Act; H.R. 1070, 
amended, Great Lakes Legacy Act of 2001; and H.R. 4635, amended, Arming 
Pilots Against Terrorism Act.
  The Committee also approved the following: several GSA Fiscal Year 
Investment and Leasing resolutions; and several U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 
Survey resolution.
VETERANS HEALTH-CARE ITEMS PROCUREMENT REFORM AND IMPROVEMENT ACT
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on H.R 
3645, Veterans Health-Care Items Procurement Reform and Improvement Act of 
2002. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of 
Veterans Affairs: Mark Catlett, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, 
Management; and John S. Bilobran, Deputy Assistant Inspector General, 
Auditing; Cindy A. Bascetta, Director, Health Care-Veterans' Health and 
Benefits Issues, GAO; and public witnesses.
CREATION--HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT
Committee on Ways and Means: Held a hearing on Creation of Homeland Security 
Department. Testimony was heard from Jimmy Gurule, Under Secretary, Office 
of Enforcement, Department of the Treasury; and public witnesses.
GLOBAL HOT SPOTS
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Met in executive session to 
receive a briefing on Global Hot Spots. The Committee was briefed by 
departmental witnesses.
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COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

                              JUNE 27, 2002

          (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Transportation, with the 
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on 
Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine, to hold joint hearings to 
examine cross border trucking issues, 9:30 a.m., SR-253.
  Subcommittee on Interior, business meeting to mark up proposed 
legislation making appropriations for the Department of the Interior and 
related agencies for the fical year ending September 30, 2003, 10 a.m., 
S-128, Capitol.
  Full Committee, business meeting to mark up proposed legislation making 
appropriations for the Department of the Interior and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003, proposed legislation 
making appropriations for military construction, family housing, and base 
realignment and closure for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2003, and 302(b) subcommittee allocations for fiscal 
year 2003, 2 p.m., S-128, Capitol.
  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to hold oversight 
hearings to examine the preliminary findings of the Commission on 
Affordable Housing and Health Facility Need for Seniors in the 21st 
Century, 10 a.m., SD-538.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on 
Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine, with the Committee on 
Appropriations, Subcommittee on Transportation, to hold joint hearings to 
examine cross border trucking issues, 9:30 a.m., SR-253.
  Committee on Environment and Public Works: business meeting to consider 
pending calendar business, 9:30 a.m., SD-406.
  Committee on Finance: to hold hearings on the nomination of Charlotte 
A. Lane, of West Virginia, to be a Member of the United States 
International Trade Commission, 10 a.m., SD-215.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on Central Asia and South 
Caucasus, to hold hearings to examine the balancing of military 
assistance and support for human rights in central Asia, 2:30 p.m., SD-
419.
  Committee on Governmental Affairs: to continue hearings to examine the 
relationship between a Department of Homeland Security and the 
intelligence community, 1 p.m., SD-342.
  Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: to hold hearings 
to examine Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, focusing on 
30 years of progress, 2:30 p.m., SD-430.
  Committee on the Judiciary: business meeting to consider 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; S. 2134, to 
allow American victims of state sponsored terrorism to receive 
compensation from blocked assets of those states; S. 486, to reduce the 
risk that innocent persons may be executed; S. 2633, to prohibit an 
individual from knowingly opening, maintaining, managing, controlling, 
renting, leasing, making available for use, or profiting from any place 
for the purpose of manufacturing, distributing, or using any controlled 
substance; S. 862, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2002 through 2006 to carry out 
the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program; S. 1339, to amend the Bring 
Them Home Alive Act of 2000 to provide an asylum program with regard to 
American Persian Gulf War POW/MIAs; S. 2395, to prevent and punish 
counterfeiting and copyright piracy; S. 2513, to asses the extent of the 
backlog in DNA analysis of rape kit samples, and to improve investigation 
and prosecution of sexual assault cases with DNA evidence; S. Res. 281, 
designating the week beginning August 25, 2002, as ``National Fraud 
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Citizens Awareness Week''; S. Res. 284, expressing support for ``National 
Night Out'' and requesting that the President make neighborhood crime 
prevention, community policing, and reduction of school crime important 
priorities of the Administration; and the nominations of Lavenski R. 
Smith, of Arkansas, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth 
Circuit, and the nomination of John M. Rogers, of Kentucky, to be United 
States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit, 10 a.m., SD-226.
  Full Committee, to hold hearings on the nominations of Dennis W. Shedd, 
of South Carolina, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth 
Circuit; Terrence F. McVerry, to be United States District Judge for the 
Western District of Pennsylvania; and Arthur J. Schwab, to be United 
States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 2 p.m., 
SD-226.


                                  House

  Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Department Operations, 
Oversight, Nutrition and Forestry, hearing on Roadless areas in our 
National Forests, 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.
  Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export 
Financing and Related Programs, on the President's proposed Millennium 
Challenge, 10 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Legislative, to mark up appropriations for fiscal year 
2003, 10 a.m., H-140 Capitol.
  Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Procurement and 
the Subcommittee on Military Research and Development, joint hearing on 
missile defense, 1 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Employer-
Employee Relations, hearing on Union Reporting and Disclosure: 
Legislative Reform Proposals, 10:30 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services, to continue consideration of H.R. 
1701, Consumer Rental Agreement Act, 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  Committee on International Relations, hearing on Promoting Economic 
Development in Africa Through Accountability and Good Governance, 10 
a.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Judiciary, oversight hearing on ``The Revisions to the 
Attorney General's Investigative Guidelines,'' 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, 
oversight hearing on ``Unpublished Judicial Opinions,'' 2 p.m., 2141 
Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims, hearing on 
H.R. 5005, Homeland Security Act of 2002, 3 p.m., 2237 Rayburn.
  Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, 
Wildlife and Ocean's, to mark up H. Con. Res. 419, requesting the 
President to issue a proclamation in observance of the 100th Anniversary 
of the founding of the International Association of Fish and Wildlife 
Agencies; followed by an oversight hearing on the Coral Reef Conservation 
Act of 2000, Executive Order 13089, and the oceanic conditions 
contributing to coral reef decline, 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.
  Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation and Public Lands, hearing on 
H.R. 4968, to provide for the exchange of certain lands in the State of 
Utah, 2 p.m., 1334 Longworth.
  Committee on Science, hearing on H.R. 5005, Homeland Security Act, 10 
a.m., 2318 Rayburn.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on 
Highways and Transit, hearing on various approaches to Improving Highway 
Safety, 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, executive, hearing on 
Creation of the Department of Homeland Security, 2 p.m., H-405 Capitol.


                             Joint Meetings

  Conference: meeting of conferees on H.R. 4, to enhance energy 
conservation, research and development and to provide for security and 
diversity in the energy supply for the American people, 9:30 a.m., 2123 
Rayburn Building.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                      9:30 a.m., Thursday, June 27

                               
                             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 S. 2514, National Defense Authorization Act, with a vote on the 
motion to close further debate to occur thereon.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                       10 a.m., Thursday, June 27

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Thursday: Consideration of H.R. 5010, Department of Defense 
Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2003 (open rule, one hour of 
debate);
  Consideration of H. Res. 459, expressing the Sense of the House of 
Representatives that Newdow v. U.S. Congress was erroneously decided 
(subject to a rule providing for consideration of the suspension);
  Consideration of H.R. 5011, Military Construction Appropriations Act 
for Fiscal Year 2003 (open rule, one hour of debate);
  Consideration of H.R. 4954, Medicare Modernization and Prescription 
Drug Act of 2002 (subject to a rule);
  Complete Consideration of Suspensions:
  (1) H. Con. Res. 424, Commending the Patriotism of Roofing 
Professionals Who Replaced, At No Cost, the Pentagon's Slate Roof 
Destroyed on September 11; and
  (2) H.R. 3034, Frank Sinatra Post Office, Hoboken, New Jersey. 


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