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                                            Thursday, June 27, 2002

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate passed National Defense Authorization bills.
      The House passed H.R. 5010, Department of Defense Appropriations.
      The House agreed to H. Res. 459, Urging the Ninth Circuit Court 
      of Appeals to Rehear Their Erroneous Ruling That the Pledge of 
      Allegiance is an Unconstitutional Endorsement of Religion.
      The House passed H.R. 5011, Military Construction Appropriations.
      The House passed S. 2578, Public Debt Limit Increase--clearing 
      the measure for the President.
      The House passed H.R. 4954, Medicare Modernization and 
      Prescription Drug Act.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S6177-S6296
Measures Introduced: Twelve bills and five resolutions were introduced, 
as follows: S. 2688-2699, S. Res. 293-295, and S. Con. Res. 125-126. 
                                                         Pages S6249-50
Measures Reported:
  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. Rept. No. 107-183)
  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. (S. Rept. No. 107-
184)
  H.R. 2234, to revise the boundary of the Tumacacori National 
Historical Park in the State of Arizona. (S. Rept. No. 107-185)
  S. 2037, to mobilize technology and science experts to respond 
quickly to the threats posed by terrorist attacks and other 
emergencies, by providing for the establishment of a national emergency 
technology guard, a technology reliability advisory board, and a center 
for evaluating antiterrorism and disaster response technology within 
the National Institute of Standards and Technology, with an amendment. 
(S. Rept. No. 107-186)
  S. 2428, to amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act. (S. 
Rept. No. 107-187)
  H.R. 3322, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to construct an 
education and administrative center at the Bear River Migratory Bird 
Refuge in Box Elder County, Utah.
  H.R. 3958, to provide a mechanism for the settlement of claims of the 
State of Utah regarding portions of the Bear River Migratory Bird 
Refuge located on the shore of the Great Salt Lake, Utah.
  S. Res. 281, designating the week beginning August 25, 2002, as 
``National Fraud Against Senior 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.
  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, with 
an amendment.
  S. 2134, to allow American victims of state sponsored terrorism to 
receive compensation from blocked assets of those states, with an 
amendment.
  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,

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distributing, or using any controlled substance, and for other 
purposes.
Page S6249
Measures Passed:
  National Defense Authorization: By 97 yeas to 2 nays (Vote No. 165), 
Senate passed 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, 
and to prescribe personnel strengths for such fiscal year for the Armed 
Forces, after taking action on the following amendments proposed 
thereto:
  Pages S6178-80, S6182-6200, S6203-25.
Adopted:
  Cleland/McCain Amendment No. 4033, to increase active duty end 
strengths.
Pages S6183-87
  Warner Amendment No. 4169, to temporarily authorize higher partial 
basic allowance for housing for certain members assigned to privatized 
housing.
Page S6189
  Warner Amendment No. 4170, to set aside $20,000,000 for the disposal 
of obsolete vessels of the National Defense Reserve Fleet. 
                                                         Pages S6189-90
  Reed/Levin Modified Amendment No. 4029, to require a report on the 
results of each flight test of the Ground-based Midcourse national 
missile defense system.
Pages S6196-99
  Wyden/Smith (OR) Amendment No. 4060, to authorize, with an offset, 
$4,800,000 for personnel and procurement for the Oregon Army National 
Guard for purposes of Search and Rescue (SAR) and Medical Evacuation 
(MEDEVAC) missions in adverse weather conditions.
Pages S6203-07
  Levin (for Miller/Cleland) Modified Amendment No. 4077, to authorize 
$1,900,000 for procurement for the Marine Corps for upgrading live fire 
range target movers and to bring live fire range radio controls into 
compliance with Federal Communications Commission narrow band 
requirements.
Page S6207
Withdrawn:
  Hutchison Amendment No. 3928, to specify additional selection 
criteria for the 2005 round of defense base closures and realignments 
under the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990. 
                                                         Pages S6178-80
  Landrieu Amendment No. 3975, to provide for military charters between 
military installations and local school districts, to provide credit 
enhancement initiatives to promote military charter school facility 
acquisition, construction, and renovation.
Pages S6187-89, S6190-94
  Hutchinson Amendment No. 3922, to set aside $3,000,000 for the Clara 
Barton Center for Domestic Preparedness, Arkansas.
  During consideration of this measure, Senate also took the following 
action:
  By a unanimous vote of 98 yeas (Vote No. 164), three-fifths of those 
Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
agreed to the motion to close further debate on the bill.
Page S6183
  Department of Defense Authorization: Senate passed S. 2515, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2003 for military activities 
of the Department of Defense, and to prescribe personnel strengths for 
such fiscal year for the Armed Forces, after striking all after the 
enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof Division A of S. 2514, 
National Defense Authorization, as amended.
  Page S6225
  Military Construction Authorization: Senate passed S. 2516, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2003 for military 
construction, after striking all after the enacting clause and 
inserting in lieu thereof Division B of S. 2514, National Defense 
Authorization, as amended.
  Page S6225
  Department of Energy Defense Activities Authorization: Senate passed 
S. 2517, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2003 for defense 
activities of the Department of Energy, after striking all after the 
enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof Division C of S. 2514, 
National Defense Authorization, as amended.
  Page S6225
  Subsequently, a unanimous-consent agreement was reached with respect 
to further consideration of S. 2515, S. 2516, and S. 2517 (all listed 
above as passed by the Senate); that if the Senate receives a message 
from the House of Representatives with regard to any of these measures, 
the Senate insist on its amendment or disagree to the House amendment, 
and agree to or request a conference with the House thereon, and the 
Chair be authorized to appoint conferees on the part of the Senate. 
                                                             Page S6225
  National Defense Authorization: Senate passed H.R. 4546, 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, after striking all 
after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the text of S. 
2514, Senate companion measure, as amended and passed by the Senate. 
                                                             Page S6225
  Senate insisted on its amendment, requested a conference with the 
House thereon, and the Chair was authorized to appoint the following 
conferees on the part of the Senate: Senators Levin, Kennedy, Byrd, 
Lieberman, Cleland, Landrieu, Reed, Akaka, Nelson (FL), Nelson (NE), 
Carnahan, Dayton, Bingaman, Warner, Thurmond, McCain, Smith, Inhofe,

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Santorum, Roberts, Allard, Hutchinson, Sessions, Collins, and Bunning. 
                                                             Page S6225
  Adjournment Resolution: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 125, providing 
for a conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate and a conditional 
adjournment of the House of Representatives.
  Page S6225
  Pledge of Allegiance: By a unanimous vote of 99 yeas (Vote No. 166), 
Senate passed S. 2690, to reaffirm the reference to one Nation under 
God in the Pledge of Allegiance.
  Pages S6225-28
  E-Government Act: Senate passed S. 803, to enhance the management and 
promotion of electronic Government services and processes by 
establishing an Office of Electronic Government within the Office of 
Management and Budget, and by establishing a broad framework of 
measures that require using Internet-based information technology to 
enhance citizen access to Government information and services, after 
agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and 
the following amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S6277-95
  Reid (for Lieberman/Thompson) Amendment No. 4172, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Page S6295
  National Fraud Against Senior Citizens Awareness Week: Senate agreed 
to S. Res. 281, designating the week beginning August 25, 2002, as 
``National Fraud Against Senior Citizens Awareness Week''. 
                                                         Pages S6295-96
  Korean Immigration: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from 
further consideration of S. Res. 185, recognizing the historical 
significance of the 100th anniversary of Korean immigration to the 
United States, and the resolution was then agreed to.
  Page S6296
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  24 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
  13 Army nominations in the rank of general.
  2 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.
  Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps.
Pages S6200-01
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Linda Ellen Watt, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Panama.
  1 Navy nomination in the rank of admiral.
Page S6200
Messages From the House:
  Page S6246
Measures Referred:
  Page S6246
Measures Placed on Calendar:
  Page S6276
Executive Communications:
  Pages S6246-49
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S6249
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S6250-52
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S6252-62
Additional Statements:
  Pages S6241-46
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S6264-74
Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
  Page S6274
Authority for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S6274-75
Privilege of the Floor:
  Page S6275
Record Votes: Three record votes were taken today. (Total--166) 
                                       Pages S6183, S6224-25, S6226-27.
Adjournment: Senate met at 9:31 a.m., and adjourned at 5:32 p.m., until 
9:30 a.m., on Friday, June 28, 2002. (For Senate's program, see the 
remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S6200).


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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Appropriations: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
following bills:
  An original bill making appropriations for the Department of the 
Interior and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 
2003; and
  An original bill 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.
  Also, committee approved subcommittee allocations for fiscal year 
2003.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
nomination of Gen. Ralph E. Eberhart, USAF, for reappointment to the 
grade of general and to be Commander in Chief, United States Northern 
Command/Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command, and 1,607 
routine military nominations in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine 
Corps.
SENIOR HOUSING AND HEALTH FACILITY NEEDS
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded 
oversight hearings to examine the preliminary findings of the 
Commission on Affordable Housing and Health Facility Needs for Seniors 
in the 21st Century, after receiving testimony from Ellen Feingold, 
Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly, Brighton, Massachusetts, and 
John

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C. Erickson, Erickson Retirement Community, Baltimore, Maryland, both 
on behalf of the Commission on Affordable Housing and Health Facility 
Needs for Seniors in the 21st Century.
BORDER OPERATIONS
Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation/Committee on 
Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Surface 
Transportation and Merchant Marine: Subcommittees concluded joint 
hearings to examine cross border trucking issues, focusing on the 
implementation of commercial vehicle safety requirements at the U.S.-
Mexico border, after receiving testimony from Norman Y. Mineta, 
Secretary, Kenneth M. Mead, Inspector General, and Joe Clapp, 
Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, all of the 
Department of Transportation.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee ordered favorably 
reported the following bills:
  S. 351, to amend the Solid Waste Disposal Act to reduce the quantity 
of mercury in the environment by limiting use of mercury fever 
thermometers and improving collection, recycling, and disposal of 
mercury, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 556, to amend the Clean Air Act to reduce emissions from electric 
powerplants, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 2664, to amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
Emergency Assistance Act to establish a program to provide assistance 
to enhance the ability of first responders to respond to incidents of 
terrorism, including incidents involving weapons of mass destruction, 
with amendments.
  H.R. 3322, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to construct an 
education and administrative center at the Bear River Migratory Bird 
Refuge in Box Elder County, Utah; and
  H.R. 3958, to provide a mechanism for the settlement of claims of the 
State of Utah regarding portions of the Bear River Migratory Bird 
Refuge located on the shore of the Great Salt Lake, Utah.
HUMAN RIGHTS IN CENTRAL ASIA
Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on Central Asia and the 
South Caucasus concluded hearings to examine the balancing of military 
assistance and support for human rights in central Asia for the purpose 
of ensuring stability, security, and prosperity in the region, after 
receiving testimony from Lorne W. Craner, Assistant Secretary for 
Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Bureau, and B. Lynn Pascoe, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Central Asia, both of the Department of State; 
J. D. Crouch II, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International 
Security Policy; and William H. Courtney, DynCorp, former Ambassador to 
Kazakhstan and Georgia, and former Senior Advisor to the National 
Security Council, and Martha Brill Olcott, Carnegie Endowment for 
International Peace, both of Washington, D.C.
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY
Committee on Governmental Affairs: Committee concluded hearings to 
examine the relationship between a future Department of Homeland 
Security and the current federal, state, and local intelligence 
communities, after receiving testimony from Senators Graham and Shelby; 
Robert S. Mueller III, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 
Department of Justice; George J. Tenet, Director, Central Intelligence 
Agency; and William H. Webster, former Director of Federal Bureau of 
Investigation, Department of Justice, and Director of Central 
Intelligence Agency.
TITLE IX
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee held 
hearings to examine the implementation and progress of Title IX of the 
Education Amendments Act of 1972, which prohibits sex discrimination in 
all aspects of education, receiving testimony from former Senator Birch 
Bayh; Roderick Paige, Secretary of Education; Nancy Hogshead-Makar, 
Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville; and Arthur L. Coleman, 
Nixon Peabody, Washington, D.C.
  Hearings recessed subject to call.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
following business items:
  S. 2134, to allow American victims of state sponsored terrorism to 
receive compensation from blocked assets of those states, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  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. 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, with 
an amendment;
  S. Res. 281, designating the week beginning August 25, 2002, as 
``National Fraud Against Senior 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 
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  The nomination of Lavenski R. Smith, of Arkansas, to be United States 
Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded 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, after the nominees testified and answered 
questions in their own behalf. Mr. Shedd was introduced by Senators 
Thurmond and Hollings, and Representative Wilson, and Mr. McVerry and 
Mr. Schwab were introduced by Senators Specter, Santorum, and 
Representative Hart.


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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Measures Introduced: 31 public bills, H.R. 5031-5061; and 8 
resolutions, H.J. Res. 103-104; H. Con. Res. 432-434, and H. Res. 467-
469 were introduced.
  Pages H4324-25
Reports Filed: No Reports were filed today.
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Chaplain 
Frederick J. Huscher, Riverside County Sheriff's Department of 
Riverside, California.
  Page H4071
Journal: Agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal of Wednesday, 
June 26 by a recorded vote of 348 yeas to 59 nays with 1 voting 
``present,'' Roll No. 267.
  Pages H4071-72
Motions to Adjourn: Rejected the McNulty motion to adjourn by a 
recorded vote of 70 ayes to 332 noes, Roll No. 268.
  Pages H4072-73
Department of Defense Appropriations: The House passed H.R. 5010, 
making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2003 by a yea-and-nay vote of 413 yeas to 18 nays, 
Roll No. 270.
  Pages H4076-H4110, H4111-19
Agreed To:
  Spratt amendment that reduces funding for the space based kinetic 
energy boost program by $30 million and increases funding for the 
airborne laser program accordingly;
Pages H4111-13
  Kucinich amendment that withholds 1 percent of funding from certain 
Department of Defense components until the DOD Inspector General 
submits an audit of these components pursuant to section 3521(e) of 
title 31, United States; and
Pages H4113-17
  Collins of Georgia amendment that prohibits the use of any funds to 
relocate the headquarters of the United States Army, South, from Fort 
Buchanan, Puerto Rico, to a location in the continental United States. 
                                                         Pages H4117-18
Rejected:
  Tierney amendment that sought to delete funding of $44.4 million for 
the space based kinetic energy boost program; and
Pages H4106-09
  Tierney amendment that sought to delete funding of $121.8 million for 
missile silos at Fort Greeley, Alaska (rejected by a recorded vote of 
112 ayes to 314 noes, Roll No. 269).
Page H4118
Point of Order Sustained Against:
  Kucinich amendment that sought to withhold 1 percent of funding from 
certain Department of Defense components until the DOD Inspector 
General expresses an opinion on the audited financial statements of 
that component;
Pages H4109-10, H4113.
  H. Res. 461, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was 
agreed to by voice vote.
Page H4076
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures that were debated on June 25:
  Patriotic Contributions of Roofing Professionals Who Replaced, At No 
Cost, the Pentagon's Slate Roof Destroyed on September 11: H. Con. Res. 
424, commending the patriotic contributions of the roofing 
professionals who replaced, at no cost to the Federal Government, the 
section of the Pentagon's slate roof that was destroyed as a result of 
the terrorist attacks against the United States that occurred on 
September 11, 2001 (agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 428 yeas with 
none voting ``nay,'' Roll No. 271); and
  Pages H4119-20
  Frank Sinatra Post Office, Hoboken, New Jersey: H.R. 3034, to 
redesignate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 
89 River Street in Hoboken, New Jersey, as the ``Frank Sinatra Post 
Office Building;'' (agreed to by a yea-and-

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nay vote of 427 yeas with none voting ``nay,'' Roll No. 272). 
                                                         Pages H4120-21
Urging the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to Rehear Their Erroneous 
Ruling That the Pledge of Allegiance is an Unconstitutional Endorsement 
of Religion: The House agreed to suspend the rules and agreed to H. 
Res. 459, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that 
Newdow v. U.S. Congress was erroneously decided by a yea-and-nay vote 
of 416 yeas to 3 nays with 11 voting ``present,'' Roll No. 273. 
                                                         Pages H4125-36
  Earlier, agreed to H. Res. 463, the rule that provided for 
consideration of the motion to suspend the rules by voice vote. 
                                                         Pages H4121-25
Military Construction Appropriations: The House passed 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 by a yea-and-nay vote of 426 yeas 
to 1 nay, Roll No. 277.
  Pages H4136-54
Agreed To:
  Collins of Georgia amendment that prohibits the use of any funds to 
relocate the headquarters of the United States Army, South, from Fort 
Buchanan, Puerto Rico, to a location in the continental United States. 
                                                             Page H4153
  The House agreed to H. Res. 462, the rule that provided for 
consideration of H.R. 5011 and S. 2578 by a yea-and-nay vote of 269 
yeas to 160 nays, Roll No. 276. Agreed to the Myrick amendment that 
made it in order, upon adoption of the rule and without the 
intervention of any point of order, to consider in the House, S. 2578, 
to amend title 31 of the United States code to increase the public debt 
limit, by a recorded vote of 219 ayes to 211 noes, Roll No. 275. 
Earlier, agreed to order the previous question on the amendment and the 
rule by a yea-and-nay vote of 221 yeas to 210 nays, Roll No. 274. 
Pursuant to section 2 of the rule, H. Res. 421 was laid on the table. 
                                                         Pages H4141-43
Debt Limit Increase: The House passed S. 2578, to amend title 31 of the 
United States Code to increase the public debt limit by a recorded vote 
of 215 ayes to 214 noes with 1 voting ``present'', Roll No. 279--
clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages H4154-66
  Rejected the Moore motion to commit the bill to the Committee on Ways 
and Means with instructions to report it back forthwith with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute that increases the debt limit 
by $150 billion by a yea-and-nay vote of 207 yeas to 222 nays, Roll No. 
278.
Pages H4165-66
  The bill was considered pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 462, as 
amended.
Page H4164
Medicare Modernization and Prescription Drug Act: The House passed 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 by a recorded vote of 221 ayes to 208 
noes, Roll No. 282.
  Pages H4166-S4320
  Rejected the Gephardt motion to recommit the bill jointly to the 
Committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce with instructions 
to report it back promptly with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute that establishes the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit and 
Discount Act by a recorded vote of 204 ayes to 223 noes, Roll No. 281. 
                                                      Pages H4297-H4320
  Pursuant to the rule, in lieu of the amendment recommended by the 
Committee on Ways and Means, the amendment in the nature of a 
substitute printed in H. Rept. 107-552 was considered as adopted. 
                                                             Page H4297
  Agreed to H. Res. 465, the rule that provided for consideration of 
the bill by a yea-and-nay vote of 218 yeas to 213 nays, Roll No. 280. 
                                                         Pages H4181-82
Support of American Eagle Silver Bullion Program: The House passed S. 
2594, to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to purchase silver on 
the open market when the silver stockpile is depleted, to be used to 
mint coins--clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages H4320-21
Fourth of July District Work Period: The House agreed to S. Con. Res. 
125, providing for a conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate 
and a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives. 
                                                             Page H4321
Meeting Hour--Tuesday, July 9: Agreed that when the House adjourns on 
Monday, July 8, it adjourn to meet at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 
for morning-hour debate.
  Page H4321
Calendar Wednesday: Agreed to dispense with the Calendar Wednesday 
business of Wednesday, July 10, 2002.
  Pages H4321-22
Resignations--Appointments: Agreed that notwithstanding any adjournment 
of the House until Monday, July 8, the Speaker, Majority Leader and 
Minority Leader be authorized to accept resignations and make 
appointments authorized by law or by the House.
  Page H4322
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he 
appointed Representative Gilchrest or, if not available to perform this 
duty, Representative Tom Davis of Virginia to act as Speaker pro 
tempore to sign enrolled bills and joint resolutions through July 8. 
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Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate appear on pages 
H4072, H4154.
Referrals: S. 1041 was referred to the Committees on Energy and 
Commerce and Education and the Workforce. S. 1646 was referred to the 
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. S. 2690 was referred to 
the Committee on the Judiciary. S. 1754 and S. Con. Res. 125 were held 
at the desk.
  Page H4322
Quorum Calls--Votes: Ten yea-and-nay votes and seven recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages 
H4071-72, H4072-73, H4118, H4119, H4119-20, H4120-21, H4135-36, H4141-
42, H4142-43, H4143, H4154, H5165-66, H4166, H4181-82, H4319-20, and 
H4320. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and at 2:38 a.m. on Friday, June 
28, pursuant to the provisions of S. Con. Res. 125, the House stands 
adjourned until 2 p.m. on Monday, July 8, 2002.


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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
NATIONAL FORESTS--ROADLESS AREAS
Committee on Agriculture: Subcommittee on Department Operations, 
Oversight, Nutrition and Forestry held a hearing on Roadless areas in 
our National Forests. Testimony was heard from Mark E. Rey, Under 
Secretary, Natural Resources and the Environment, USDA; and public 
witnesses.
PROPOSED MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export 
Financing and Related Programs held a hearing on the President's 
proposed Millennium Challenge. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.
LEGISLATIVE APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Legislative approved for 
full Committee action the Legislative appropriations for fiscal year 
2003.
MISSILE DEFENSE
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Military Procurement and 
the Subcommittee on Military Research and Development held a joint 
hearing on missile defense. Testimony was heard from the following 
officials of the Department of Defense: Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy 
Secretary; Lt. Gen. Ronald T. Kadish, USAF, Director, Missile Defense 
Agency; and Thomas P. Christie, Director, Operational Test and 
Evaluation.
UNION REPORTING AND DISCLOSURE
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Employer-
Employee Relations held a hearing on Union Reporting and Disclosure: 
Legislative Reform Proposals. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.
CONSUMER RENTAL AGREEMENT ACT; WORLDCOM SUBPOENAS
Committee on Financial Services: Ordered reported, as amended, H.R. 
1701, Consumer Rental Agreement Act.
  In regard to the alleged fraud in WorldCom Inc., financial 
statements, the Committee adopted a motion to subpoena the following 
WorldCom executives: Bernard J. Ebbers, former President and CEO; John 
W. Sidgmore, current President and CEO of WorldCom; and Scott Sullivan, 
former CFO of WorldCom; and Jack Grubman, a telecommunications analyst 
at Salomon Smith Barney.
AFRICA--PROMOTING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Committee on International Relations: Held a hearing on Promoting 
Economic Development in Africa Through Accountability and Good 
Governance. Testimony was heard from Paul H. O'Neill, Secretary of the 
Treasury.
OVERSIGHT--UNPUBLISHED JUDICIAL OPINIONS
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and 
Intellectual Property held an oversight hearing on ``Unpublished 
Judicial Opinions.'' Testimony was heard from Ales Kozinski, Judge, 
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; Samuel A. Alito, Jr., Judge, U.S. 
Court of Appeals, Third Circuit and Chair, Advisory Committee on the 
Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure; and public witnesses.
HOMELAND SECURITY ACT--ROLE OF IMMIGRATION
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Immigration, Border 
Security, and Claims held an oversight hearing on ``The Role of 
Immigration in the Department of Homeland Security pursuant to H.R. 
5005, Homeland Security Act of 2002.'' Testimony was heard from Grant 
S. Green, Under Secretary, Management and Resources, Department of 
State; and public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE; OVERSIGHT--CORAL REEF CONSERVATION ACT
Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, 
Wildlife and Ocean's approved for full Committee action H. Con. Res. 
419, requesting the President to issue a proclamation in observance of

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the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the International Association 
of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.
  The Subcommittee also held an oversight hearing on the Coral Reef 
Conservation Act of 2000, Executive Order 13089, and the oceanic 
conditions contributing to coral reef decline. Testimony was heard from 
Craig Manson, Assistant Secretary, Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Department 
of the Interior; Timothy R. E. Keeney, Deputy Assistant Secretary, 
Oceans and Atmosphere, NOAA, Department of Commerce; and public 
witnesses.
LAND CONVEYANCE
Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation and 
Public Lands held a hearing on H.R. 4968, to provide for the exchange 
of certain lands in the State of Utah. Testimony was heard from 
Representative Matheson; Tom Fulton, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Land 
and Minerals, Department of the Interior; and public witnesses.
HOMELAND SECURITY ACT
Committee on Science: Held a hearing on H.R. 5005, Homeland Security 
Act. Testimony was heard from John H. Marburger III, Director, Office 
of Science and Technology Policy; Raymond L. Orbach, Director, Office 
of Science, Department of Energy; and John S. Tritak, Director, 
Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office, Bureau of Industry and 
Security, Department of Commerce.
IMPROVING HIGHWAY SAFETY
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on 
Highways and Transit held a hearing on various approaches to Improving 
Highway Safety. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the 
Department of Transportation: Jeff Runge, Administrator, National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration; and Frederick G. Wright, Jr., 
Executive Director, Federal Highway Administration; and public 
witnesses.
HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Met in executive session to 
hold a hearing on Creation of the Department of Homeland Security. 
Testimony was heard from departmental witnesses.


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                     COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

                             JUNE 28, 2002

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Governmental Affairs: to hold hearings to examine how 
the proposed Department of Homeland Security should address weapons 
of mass destruction, and relevant science and technology, research 
and development, and public health issues, 9:30 a.m., SD-342.
  Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: to hold 
hearings on S. 2246, to improve access to printed instructional 
materials used by blind or other persons with print disabilities in 
elementary and secondary schools, 9:30 a.m., SD-430.


                                 House

  Committee on Armed Services, Special Oversight Panel on Terrorism, 
hearing on Navy and Marine Corps initiatives to improve anti- and 
counter-terrorism operations, 8:30 a.m., 2212 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Commercial and 
Administrative Law, to mark up H.R. 4561, Federal Agency Protection 
of Privacy Act, 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims, hearing 
on H.R. 5017, to amend the Temporary Emergency Wildlife Suppression 
Act to facilitate the ability of the Secretary of the Interior and 
the Secretary of Agriculture to enter into reciprocal agreements 
with foreign countries for the sharing of personnel to fight 
wildfires, 11 a.m., 2237 Rayburn.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                       9:30 a.m., Friday, June 28

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Friday: Senate will be in a period of morning business.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                         2 p.m., Monday, July 8

                               
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