Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
July 17, 2002
107th Congress, 2nd Session
Issue: Vol. 148, No. 97 — Daily Edition
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Wednesday, July 17, 2002
- The House passed H.R. 5093, FY 2003 Interior Appropriations.
S. 2740, making appropriations for the Treasury Department, the United States Postal Service, the Executive Office of the President, and certain Independent Agencies, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003. (S. Rept. No. 107–212)
Greater Access to Affordable Pharmaceuticals Act: Pursuant to the order of July 16, 2002, Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 812, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide greater access to affordable pharmaceuticals, and began consideration of the bill.
By unanimous consent, Senate agreed to the committee reported amendment, that the bill, as amended, be considered as original text for the purpose of further amendment, and that no points of order be considered waived by virtue of this agreement.
The following amendments were proposed and considered as follows:
By 69 yeas to 30 nays (Vote No. 179), Reid (for Dorgan) Amendment No. 4300 (to Amendment No. 4299), of a perfecting nature.
By a unanimous vote of 99 yeas (Vote No. 180), Cochran/Breaux Amendment No. 4301 (to Amendment No. 4299), to protect the health and safety of Americans.
Reid (for Dorgan) Amendment No. 4299, to permit commercial importation of prescription drugs from Canada.
Reid (for Stabenow) Amendment No. 4305 (to Amendment No. 4299), to clarify that section 1927 of the Social Security Act does not prohibit a State from entering into drug rebate agreements in order to make outpatient prescription drugs accessible and affordable for residents of the State who are not otherwise eligible for medical assistance under the Medicaid program.
During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:
By a unanimous vote of 99 yeas (Vote No. 178), 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 motion to proceed to consideration of S. 812, listed above.
Military Construction Appropriations: Senate began 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, striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the text of S. 2709, Senate companion measure, taking action on the following amendment proposed thereto:
Feinstein/Hutchison Amendment No. 4306, to provide funding for certain military construction projects.
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, July 18, 2002, with a vote on final passage to occur at approximately 10:45 a.m.
By prior unanimous consent, upon passage of the bill, the Senate insist on its amendment, request a conference with the House thereon, and the Chair be authorized to appoint conferees on the part of the Senate.
Corporate and Auditing Accountability, Responsibility, and Transparency Act Conferees: Pursuant to the order of July 15, 2002, the Chair was authorized to appoint the following conferees on the part of the Senate to H.R. 3763, to protect investors by improving the accuracy and reliability of corporate disclosures made pursuant to the securities laws: Senators Sarbanes, Dodd, Johnson, Reed, Leahy, Gramm, Shelby, Bennett, and Enzi.
Executive Session: Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination of Richard R. Clifton, of Hawaii, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.
Nomination Cloture Motion Filed: A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination of Richard R. Clifton, of Hawaii, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a cloture vote will occur on Friday, July 19, 2002.
Messages From the President: Senate received the following messages from the President of the United States:
Transmitting, pursuant to the provisions of the 25th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, a letter declaring the temporary transfer of power to the Vice President of the United States; ordered to lie on the table. (PM–103)
Transmitting, pursuant to the provisions of the 25th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, a letter declaring the resumption of duties as President of the United States; ordered to lie on the table. (PM104)
Messages From the House:
Executive Reports of Committees:
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
Authority for Committees to Meet:
Privilege of the Floor:
Adjournment: Senate met at 9:30 a.m., and adjourned at 8:02 p.m., until 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, July 18, 2002. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S6965).
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Committee concluded hearings to examine the Animal Plant Health Inspection Service and the Plum Island Research Center, with respect to border security and scientific goals of the President's proposed Department of Homeland Security, after receiving testimony from Tom Ridge, Director, Homeland Security Transition Office, Office of Management and Budget; Ann M. Veneman, Secretary of Agriculture; and Alfonso Torres, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine/New York State Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Ithaca, New York.
MASS TRANSIT PROGRAMS
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on Housing and Transportation concluded oversight hearings to examine public mass transit systems, focusing on the reauthorization of certain programs within the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA 21), including the Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) program after receiving testimony from John D. Porcari, Maryland Department of Transportation, BWI Airport; Gloria McKenzie, Capital District Transportation Authority, Albany, New York; Lavada E. DeSalles, Sacramento, California, on behalf of the American Association of Retired Persons; Andrew J. Imparato, American Association of People with Disabilities, Washington, D.C.; Jessie Tehranchi, Birmingham, Alabama, on behalf of the Transportation Equity Network; and Faye Thompson, Fort Gay, West Virginia, on behalf of the Wayne County Community Service Organization, Inc.
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs, Foreign Commerce, and Tourism concluded hearings on proposed legislation authorizing funds for the Federal Trade Commission, after receiving testimony from Timothy Muris, Chairman, and Sheila F. Anthony, Mozelle W. Thompson, Orson Swindle, and Thomas B. Leary, each a Commissioner, all of the Federal Trade Commission; Charlie Mendoza, Association of American Retired Persons, Lawrence Sarjeant, United States Telecom Association, H. Robert Wientzen, Direct Marketing Association, Ari Schwartz, Center for Democracy and Technology, and Lou Cannon, Fraternal Order of Police, all of Washington, D.C.; and Dennis H. Alldridge, Wisconsin Special Olympics, Madison.
FUEL TAX FRAUD
Committee on Finance: Committee held hearings to examine different strategies used to perpetuate schemes, scams, and cons regarding fuel tax fraud, and how this fraud affects the Highways, Airport, and Airway Trust Funds, receiving testimony from Mary E. Peters, Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation; Joseph R. Brimacombe, Deputy Director of Compliance, Small Business and Self Employed Operating Division, Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury; Ray Barnhart, Center for Balanced Public Policy, Washington, D.C., former Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation; Wayne Rhoads, Mississippi Department of Transportation, Jackson; and David L. Skinner, Florida Department of Revenue, Tallahassee.
Hearings recessed subject to call.
STRATEGIC OFFENSIVE REDUCTION
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee continued hearings on the Treaty Between the United States of America and the Russian Federation on Strategic Offensive Reductions, Signed at Moscow on May 24, 2002 (Treaty Doc. 107–8), receiving testimony from Donald L. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense; and Gen. Richard B. Myers, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Hearings will continue on Tuesday, July 23.
Committee on Governmental Affairs: Committee concluded hearings on the nomination of Mark W. Everson, of Texas, to be Deputy Director for Management, Office of Management and Budget, after the nominee testified and answered questions in his own behalf.
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee ordered favorably reported the nomination of Richard H. Carmona, of Arizona, to be Medical Director in the Regular Corps of the Public Health Service, and to be Surgeon General of the Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services.
Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee continued oversight hearings to examine the protection of Native American sacred sites as they are affected by the undertakings and activities of certain Federal agencies, focusing on land management activities of the Department of the Interior and the impact of those activities on the federal policy which supports the protection of Native American sacred places, receiving testimony from Senator Boxer; Christopher Kearney, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Policy and International Affairs, who was accompanied by several of his associates; Mike Jackson, Sr. and Lorey Cachora, both of the Quechan Indian Tribe, Yuma, Arizona; Malcolm B. Bowekaty, Pueblo of Zuni, Zuni, New Mexico; Suzan Shown Harjo, Morning Star Institute, Washington, D.C.; Vernon Masayesva, Black Mesa Trust, Kykotsmovi, Arizona; and Robert W. Trepp, Inter-Tribal Sacred Land Trust, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Hearings recessed subject to call.
VICTIMS' RIGHTS CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on the Constitution held hearings on S.J. Res. 35, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to protect the rights of crime victims, receiving testimony from John Gillis, Director, Office for Victims of Crime, Department of Justice; Arwen Bird, Survivors Advocating For an Effective System, Portland, Oregon; Julie Goldscheid, Safe Horizon, and James Orenstein, Baker and Hostetler, former Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, both of New York, New York; Roger Pilon, Cato Institute Center for Constitutional Studies, Washington, D.C.; and Roberta Roper, Stephanie Roper Committee and Foundation, Inc., Upper Marlboro, Maryland, and Steven J. Twist, Scottsdale, Arizona, both on behalf of the National Victims' Constitutional Amendment Network.
Hearings recessed subject to call.
House of Representatives
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
H. Res. 488, providing for consideration of H.R. 5120, making appropriations for the Treasury Department, the United States Postal Service, the Executive Office of the President, and certain Independent Agencies, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003 (H. Rept. 107–585); and
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Stearns to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Rev. T. Brannon Bowman, Pastor, Monroeville Presbyterian Church of Monroeville, Alabama.
Interior Appropriations: The House passed H.R. 5093, making appropriations for the Department of the Interior and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003 by a yea-and-nay vote of 377 yeas to 46 nays, Roll No. 318. The bill was also considered on July 16.
Pages H4773–H4838, H4847–59
Slaughter amendment that increases funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities by $5 million and increases funding for the National Endowment for the Arts by $10 million and decreases Department of the Interior Departmental Management Salaries and Expenses funding accordingly (agreed to by a recorded vote of 234 ayes to 192 noes, Roll No. 310);
Rahall amendment that sought to strike provisions limiting the historical accounting of each Individual Indian Money Account open on December 31, 2000, to the period from the date on which the account was opened or January 1, 1985, whichever is later, to December 31, 2000 (agreed to by a recorded vote of 281 ayes to 144 noes, Roll No. 311);
Pages H4786–95, H4816–17
Hayworth amendment No. 11 printed in the Congressional Record of July 16 that strikes section 141 dealing with the establishment of a Commission on Native American Policy (agreed to by a recorded vote of 273 ayes to 151 noes, Roll No. 312);
Pages H4795–H4802, H4817
Hoeffel amendment No. 12 printed in the Congressional Record of July 16 that increases funding for the National Forest Service grazing management account by $5 million;
Sanders amendment No. 8 printed in the Congressional Record of July 15 that increases the Energy Conservation Energy Star Program by $3 million and decreases salaries and expense funding accordingly;
Capps amendment No. 2 printed in the Congressional Record of July 15 that prohibits the exploration, development, or production plans or applications for permits to drill or to permit drilling on specified Outer Continental Shelf Southern California Planning Area leases (agreed to by a recorded vote of 252 ayes to 172 noes, Roll No. 315); and
Pages H4829–34, H4848
Norton amendment that prohibits any funding for the planning, design, or construction of improvements to Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House without the advance approval of the Committee on Appropriations.
Tancredo amendment No. 16 printed in the Congressional Record of July 16 that sought to increase funding for the National Forest Service by $50 million and decrease funding for the National Endowment for the Arts accordingly (rejected by a recorded vote of 123 ayes to 300 noes, Roll No. 314);
Pages H4820–21, H4847–48
Blumenauer amendment No. 1 printed in the Congressional Record of July 15 that sought to prohibit new commercial leases on the Lower Klamath and Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuges in Oregon and California that permit the growing of row crops or alfalfa (rejected by a recorded vote of 201 ayes to 223 noes, Roll No. 316); and
Pages H4834–38, H4848–49
Shadegg amendment that sought to increase Bureau of Land Management funding for Wildland Fire Management by $23 million and decrease Bureau of Land M funding for Land Acquisition by $36 million (rejected by a recorded vote of 153 ayes to 269 noes, Roll No. 317).
Pages H4851–54, H4857–58
Points of Order Sustained Against:
Shadegg amendment that sought to allow Regional Foresters to exempt projects involving the removal of trees from the applicability of the citizen suit authority contained in the Endangered Species Act on the basis that a wildfire is likely to cause harm to the forest ecosystem and destroy human life and dwellings.
Dicks amendment that sought to provide funding to acquire lands or waters within the Everglades watershed; and
Flake amendment that sought to prohibit the use of any funding to entities not specifically identified by name as recipients in the Act.
H. Res. 483, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was agreed to on July 16.
Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act: The House disagreed to the Senate amendment to H.R. 3763, to protect investors by improving the accuracy and reliability of corporate disclosures made pursuant to the securities laws and agreed to a conference. Appointed as conferees: From the Committee on Financial Services, for consideration of the House bill and the Senate amendments, and modifications committed to conference: Chairman Oxley and Representatives Baker, Royce, Ney, Kelly, Cox, LaFalce, Frank, Kanjorski, and Waters. Provided that Representative Shows is appointed in lieu of Representative Waters for consideration of section 11 of the House bill and section 305 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference.
Appointed as conferees from the Committee on Education and the Workforce, for consideration of sections 306 and 904 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Chairman Boehner and Representatives Sam Johnson of Texas and George Miller of California.
Appointed as conferees from the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for consideration of sections 108 and 109 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Chairman Tauzin and Representatives Greenwood and Dingell.
Appointed as conferees from the Committee on the Judiciary, for consideration of section 105 and titles 8 and 9 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Chairman Sensenbrenner and Representatives Smith of Texas and Conyers.
Appointed as conferees from the Committee on Ways and Means, for consideration of section 109 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Chairman Thomas and Representatives McCrery and Rangel.
Rejected the Conyers motion to instruct conferees to recede from disagreement with the Senate positions relating to document retention, extension of the statute of limitations, whistleblower protection, and sentencing enhancements by a yea-and-nay vote of 207 yeas to 218 nays, Roll No. 313.
Discharge Petition: Representative Maloney of Connecticut moved to discharge the Committee on Rules from the consideration of H. Res. 456, providing for consideration of H.R. 3884, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prevent corporations from avoiding the United States income tax by reincorporating in a foreign country.
Recess: The House recessed at 10:44 p.m. and reconvened at 10:53 p.m.
Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appears on page H4873.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes and seven recorded votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H4772–73, H4815–16, H4816–17, H4817, H4846–47, H4847–48, H4848, H4848–49, H4857–58, and H4859. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 10:54 p.m.
SPORTS AGENT RESPONSIBILITY AND TRUST ACT
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection approved for full Committee, as amended, H.R. 4701, Sports Agent Responsibility and Trust Act.
HARMING PATIENT ACCESS TO CARE: IMPACT OF EXCESSIVE LITIGATION
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on ``Harming Patient Access to Care: The Impact of Excessive Litigation.'' Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
MONETARY POLICY AND THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY
Committee on Financial Services: Held a hearing on Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy. Testimony was heard from Alan Greenspan, Chairman, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System.
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY: GOVERNMENT TRAVEL AND PURCHASE CARD PROGRAMS
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Government Efficiency, Financial Management and Intergovernmental Relations held a hearing on ``Government Travel and Purchase Card Programs at the Department of the Army.'' Testimony was heard from Senator Grassley; Gregory D. Kutz, Director, Financial Management and Assurance, GAO; and the following officials of the Department of Defense: Maj. Gen. Thomas W. Eres, USA, Commander, Army National Guard, State of California; Sandra L. Pack, Assistant Secretary, Army, Financial Management and Comptroller, Office of the Secretariat; Jerry Hinton, Director, Finance, Defense Finance and Accounting Service; James T. Inman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Army, Policy and Procurement; and Deidre A. Lee, Director, Defense Procurement.
Committee on the Judiciary: Ordered reported the following measures: S.J. Res. 13, amended, conferring honorary citizenship of the United States on Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, also known as the Marquis de Lafayette; H.R. 4558, to extend the Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program; S. 487, Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization Act of 2001; H. Res. 437, requesting that the President focus appropriate attention on neighborhood crime prevention and community policing, and coordinate certain Federal efforts to participate in ``National Night Out,'' including by supporting local efforts and neighborhood watches and by supporting local officials to provide homeland security; H.R. 3951, amended, Financial Services Regulatory Relief Act of 2002; and H.R. 4965, Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2002.
OVERSIGHT--COMPACTS OF FREE ASSOCIATION; MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Resources: Held an oversight hearing on the Compacts of Free Association. Testimony was heard from Peter T.R. Brookes, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of Defense; David B. Cohen, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Insular Affairs, Department of the Interior; Albert V. Short, Chief Compact Negotiator, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State; Susan S. Westin, Managing Director, International Affairs and Trade, GAO; Peter Christian, Chief Negotiator, Federal States of Micronesia and Gerald M. Zackios, Compact Negotiator, Republic of Marshall Islands.
The Committee also held a hearing on the following bills: H.R. 2408, Yankton Sioux Tribe and Santee Sioux Tribe Equitable Compensation Act; H.R. 3407, Indian Financing Act Reform Amendment; and H.R. 4938, to direct the Secretary of the Interior, through the Bureau of Reclamation, to conduct a feasibility study to determine the most feasible method of developing a safe and adequate municipal, rural, and industrial water supply for the Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska. Testimony was heard from following officials of the Department of the Interior: Neal A. McCaleb, Assistant Secretary, Indian Affairs; and John W. Keys III, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation; and public witnesses.
TREASURY, POSTAL SERVICE AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Rules: Granted, by a vote of 9 to 1, an open rule on H.R. 5120, making appropriations for the Treasury Department, the United States Postal Service, the Executive Office of the President, and certain Independent Agencies, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003, providing one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the bill shall be considered for amendment by paragraph. The rule waives points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI (prohibiting unauthorized appropriations or legislative provisions in an appropriations bill), except as specified in the resolution. The rule provides that the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution may be offered only at the appropriate point in the reading of the bill, shall be considered as read, and shall not be subject to amendment. The rule provides that the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole shall accord priority in recognition to Representative Goss of Florida or his designee to offer the amendment printed in the report. The rule waives all points of order against the amendment printed in the report. The rule authorizes the Chair to accord priority in recognition to Members who have pre-printed their amendments in the Congressional Record. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. On July 16, testimony was heard from Representatives Istook, Flake, Hoyer, and DeLauro.
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a structured rule on H.R. 5121, making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003, providing one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations. The rule provides that the bill shall be considered as read through page 61, line 16. The rule waives points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI (prohibiting unauthorized appropriations or legislative provisions in an appropriations bill), except as specified in the resolution. The rule provides that where points of order are waived against part of a paragraph, points of order against a provision in another part of that paragraph may be made only against that provision and not against the entire paragraph. The rule provides that no amendment to the bill shall be in order except the amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution and except pro forma amendments offered at any time by the chairman or ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their designees for the purpose of debate. The rule provides that the amendment printed in the report may be offered only by a member specified in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, and shall not be subject to amendment. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
Testimony was heard from Representatives Taylor of North Carolina, Moran of Virginia, Davis of Illinois and Holt.
IN THE MATTER OF REPRESENTATIVE JAMES A. TRAFICANT, JR.
Committee on Standards of Official Conduct: Adjudicatory Subcommittee continued hearings in the Matter of Representative James A. Traficant, Jr., to determine whether any counts in the Statement of Alleged Violations have been proven by clear and convincing evidence. Testimony was heard from Representative Traficant.
The Subcommittee denied all of Representative Traficant's motions to dismiss the charges against him.
The summation of charges against Representative Traficant were presented to the Subcommittee by Paul Lewis, a Counsel to the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct.
Representative Traficant was heard in his defense to rebut the charges against him.
Subcommittee will meet tomorrow.
HOMELAND SECURITY ACT
Select Committee on Homeland Security: Concluded hearings on H.R. 5005, Homeland Security Act of 2002. Testimony was heard from Representatives Young of Florida and Obey, Skelton, Tauzin, Dingell, Oxley, LaFalce, Goss, Pelosi, Burton of Indiana, Waxman, Hyde, Lantos, Boehlert, Hall of Texas, Young of Alaska, Oberstar and Thomas; and David M. Walker, Comptroller General, GAO.
Joint Economic Committee: Committee concluded hearings to examine issues related to the economic outlook of the nation, focusing on proposed tax and budgetary policies that advance recovery and promote economic growth, after receiving testimony from R. Glenn Hubbard, Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers.
Special Committee on Aging: to hold hearings to examine issues with respect to identity theft, 9:30 a.m., SD–628.
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Subcommittee on Production and Price Competitiveness, to hold hearings on S. 532, to amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act to permit a State to register a Canadian pesticide for distribution and use within that State, 2 p.m., SR–332.
Committee on Appropriations: business meeting to mark up H.R. 5010, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003; proposed legislation making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003; proposed legislation making appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003; proposed legislation making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003; and a proposed resolution encouraging the Committee on Appropriations to report thirteen fiscally responsible, bipartisan appropriation bills to the Senate no later than July 31, 2002, 2 p.m., S–128, Capitol.
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to hold hearings on the nominations of Paul S. Atkins, of Virginia, and Harvey Jerome Goldschmid, of New York, each to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission, 10 a.m., SD–538.
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs, Foreign Commerce, and Tourism, to hold hearings to examine perspectives on improving corporate responsibility, 9:30 a.m., SR–253.
Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the role of Enron Corporation energy services in the western state electricity crisis, 11 a.m., SR–253.
Full Committee, to hold hearings on the nominations of Frederick W. Gregory, of Maryland, to be Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; and Kathie L. Olsen, of Oregon, and Richard M. Russell, of Virginia, each to be an Associate Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, 2:30 p.m., SR–253.
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on National Parks, to hold hearings to examine S. 1865, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of establishing the Lower Los Angeles River and San Gabriel River watersheds in the State of California as a unit of the National Park System; S. 1943, to expand the boundary of the George Washington Birthplace National Monument; S. 2571, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resources study to evaluate the suitability and feasibility of establishing the Rim of the Valley Corridor as a unit of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area; S. 2595, to authorize the expenditure of funds on private lands and facilities at Mesa Verde National Park, in the State of Colorado; and H.R. 1925, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating the Waco Mammoth Site Area in Waco, Texas, as a unit of the National Park System, 2:30 p.m., SD–366.
Committee on Environment and Public Works: to hold hearings on the nominations of John S. Bresland, of New Jersey, to be a Member, and Carolyn W. Merritt, of Illinois, to be a Member and Chairperson, both of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, 10 a.m., SD–406.
Committee on Foreign Relations: business meeting to consider the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 18, 1979, and signed on behalf of the United States of America on July 17, 1980 (Treaty Doc. 96–53); Agreement Establishing the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme, done at Apia on June 16, 1993 (Treaty Doc. 105–32); Treaty Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Niue on the Delimitation of a Maritime Boundary, signed in Wellington, May 13, 1997 (Treaty Doc. 105–53); S. Res. 296, recognizing the accomplishment of Ignacy Jan Paderewski as a musician, composer, statesman, and philanthropist and recognizing the 10th Anniversary of the return of his remains to Poland; S. Res. 300, encouraging the peace process in Sri Lanka; and pending nominations, 2:15 p.m., SD–419.
Committee on Indian Affairs: business meeting to consider S. 1210, to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996; and S. 2711, to reauthorize and improve programs relating to Native Americans; to be followed by hearings on S. 2743, to approve the settlement of water rights claims of the Zuni Indian Tribe in Apache County, Arizona; and on proposed legislation to ratify an agreement to regulate air quality on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation, 10 a.m., SR–485.
Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold joint closed hearings with the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to examine events surrounding September 11, 2001, 10 a.m., S–407, Capitol.
Committee on the Judiciary: business meeting to resume markup of 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; and S. 486, to reduce the risk that innocent persons may be executed; and to begin markup of 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. 2395, to prevent and punish counterfeiting and copyright piracy; S. 2513, to assess 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; and S. Res. 293, designating the week of November 10 through November 16, 2002, as ``National Veterans Awareness Week'' to emphasize the need to develop educational programs regarding the contributions of veterans to the country, 10 a.m., SD–226.
Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition and Forestry, hearing on Stewardship Contracting, 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.
Committee on Armed Services, to continue markup of H.R. 4547, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003, and to mark up H.R. 5132, to express the sense of Congress concerning the fiscal year 2003 end strengths needed for the Armed Forces to fight the War on Terrorism, 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.
Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations, to mark up H.R. 4054, to provide for civil monetary penalties in certain cases, 10:30 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.
Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection, hearing titled ``Are All Online Travel Sites Good for the Consumer: An Examination of Supplier-Owned Online Travel Sites,'' 9:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and the Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity, joint hearing entitled ``Mold: A Growing Problem,'' 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.
Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Middle East and South Asia, hearing on Recent Developments in South Asia, 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.
Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, oversight hearing on ``The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: Fee Schedule Adjustment and Agency Reform,'' 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans, hearing on H.R. 4722, Lake Erie Western Basin International Wildlife Refuge Establishment Act, 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.
Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation and Public Lands, to mark up the following bills: H.R. 2099, to amend the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 to provide adequate funding authorization for the Vancouver National Historic Reserve; H.R. 2748, National War Permanent Tribute Historical Database Act; H.R. 3434, McLoughlin House National Historic Site Act; H.R. 4530, Blue Ridge Heritage and Cultural Partnership Area Study Act of 2002; H.R. 4622, Gateway Communities Cooperation Act of 2002; H.R. 4874, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to disclaim any Federal interest in lands adjacent to Spirit Lake and Twin Lakes in the State of Idaho resulting from possible omission of lands from an 1880 survey; H.R. 4953, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to grant to Deschutes and Crook Counties in the State of Oregon a right-of-way to West Butte Road; and H.R. 4968, Federal-Utah State Trust Lands Consolidation Act, 10 a.m., 1334 Longworth.
Committee on Science, Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, hearing on NASA Workforce and Management Challenges, 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.
Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, Adjudicatory Subcommittee, to continue in the Matter of Representative James A. Traficant, Jr., to determine whether any counts in the Statement of Alleged Violations have been proven by clear and convincing evidence, 10 a.m., 2237 Rayburn.
Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Benefits, hearing on the Transition Assistance Program and the Disabled Transition Assistance Program, 10 a.m., 334 Cannon.
Committee on Ways and Means, to mark up H.J. Res. 101, disapproving the extension of the waiver authority contained in section 402(c) of the Trade Act of 1974 with respect to Vietnam, 2:30 p.m., 1100 Longworth.
Subcommittee on Trade, hearing on the Administration's Waiver for Vietnam from the Jackson-Vanik Freedom of Emigration Requirements, 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.
Conference: meeting of conferees on H.R. 4775, making supplemental appropriations for further recovery from and response to terrorist attacks on the United States for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002, 10 a.m., Room to be announced.
Joint Meetings: Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, to hold joint closed hearings with the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to examine events surrounding September 11, 2001, 10 a.m., S–407, Capitol.
Program for Thursday: After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond 10:30 a.m.), Senate will continue consideration of H.R. 5011, Military Construction Appropriations, with a vote on final passage to occur at approximately 10:45 a.m.
Also, Senate will continue consideration of S. 812, Greater Access to Affordable Pharmaceuticals Act.
Program for Thursday: Consideration of H.R. 5121, Legislative Branch Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2003 (structured rule, one hour of debate); and
Consideration of H.R. 5120, Treasury and Postal Operations Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2003 (open rule, one hour of debate).
Bonior, David E., Mich., E1287
Cannon, Chris, Utah, E1284
Clayton, Eva M., N.C., E1284
Clement, Bob, Tenn., E1285
Davis, Jo Ann, Va., E1282
DeGette, Diana, Colo., E1288
Hall, Tony P., Ohio, E1285
Holt, Rush D., N.J., E1287
Jones, Stephanie Tubbs, Ohio, E1283
Kirk, Mark Steven, Ill., E1287
Kleczka, Gerald D., Wisc., E1288
Larson, John B., Conn., E1288
Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E1287
Pallone, Frank, Jr., N.J., E1285
Putnam, Adam H., Fla., E1285
Roukema, Marge, N.J., E1282
Stark, Fortney Pete, Calif., E1283
Thurman, Karen L., Fla., E1279