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[Daily Digest] [Pages D803-D804] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Tuesday, July 23, 2002 [[Page D803]] Daily Digest HIGHLIGHTS The House agreed to the conference report on H.R. 4775, Defense and Homeland Security Supplemental Appropriations. The House failed to pass 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 thereby maintaining normal trade relations with Vietnam. Senate Chamber Action Routine Proceedings, pages S7179-S7242 Measures Introduced: Five bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 2772-2776, and S. Con. Res. 130. Page S7226 Measures Reported: Special Report entitled ``Further Revised Allocation to Subcommittees of Budget Totals for Fiscal Year 2002''. (S. Rept. No. 107-217) S. 2489, to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a program to assist family caregivers in accessing affordable and high- quality respite care, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Page S7226 Measures Passed: National Veterans Awareness Week: Senate agreed to 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. Pages S7240-41 National Airborne Day: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 242, designating August 16, 2002, as ``National Airborne Day'', and the resolution was then agreed to. Page S7241 Honoring Buffalo Soldiers: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 97, honoring the Buffalo Soldiers and Colonel Charles Young, and the resolution was then agreed to. Pages S7241-42 Greater Access to Affordable Pharmaceuticals Act: Senate continued consideration of S. 812, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide greater access to affordable pharmaceuticals, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto: Pages S7194-S7218 Withdrawn: Graham Amendment No. 4309, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide coverage of outpatient prescription drugs under the Medicare program. Pages S7194, S7199-S7206 Hatch (for Grassley) Amendment No. 4310, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a Medicare voluntary prescription drug delivery program under the Medicare program, and to modernize the Medicare program. Pages S7194, S7199-S7207 Pending: Reid (for Dorgan) Amendment No. 4299, to permit commercial importation of prescription drugs from Canada. Page S7194 Hagel Amendment No. 4315 (to Amendment No. 4299, as amended), to provide Medicare beneficiaries with a drug discount card that ensures access to affordable outpatient prescription drugs. Pages S7207-18 During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following actions: By 52 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 186), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate failed to agree to the motion to waive the Congressional Budget Act with respect to Graham Amendment No. 4309 (listed above). Subsequently, the point of order that the amendment violates section 302(f) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 was sustained, and the [[Page D804]] amendment was withdrawn, pursuant to the order of July 18, 2002. Page S7206 By 48 yeas to 51 nays (Vote No. 187), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate failed to agree to the motion to waive the Congressional Budget Act with respect to Hatch (for Grassley) Amendment No. 4310 (listed above). Subsequently, the point of order that the amendment violates section 302(f) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 was sustained, and the amendment was withdrawn, pursuant to the order of July 18, 2002. Pages S7206-07 A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for further consideration of Hagel Amendment No. 4315, listed above, on Wednesday, July 24, 2002, with a vote to occur in relation to the amendment to occur following the vote on adoption of the conference report on H.R. 4775, Supplemental Appropriations (listed below). Page S7222 A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, July 24, 2002. Page S7242 Supplemental Appropriations Conference Report--Agreement: A unanimous- consent-time agreement was reached providing for consideration of the conference report on H.R. 4775, Supplemental Appropriations, at 1 p.m., on Wednesday, July 23, 2002, with a vote on adoption of the conference report to occur at 1:30 p.m. Page S7222 Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination: Richard H. Carmona, of Arizona, to be Medical Director in the Regular Corps of the Public Health Service, subject to qualifications therefor as provided by law and regulations, and to be Surgeon General of the Public Health Service for a term of four years. Pages S7189-94 Prior to this action, by a unanimous vote of 98 yeas (Vote No. Ex. 185), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to close debate on the nomination of Richard H. Carmona, of Arizona, to be Medical Director in the Regular Corps of the Public Health Service, subject to qualifications therefor as provided by law and regulations, and to be Surgeon General of the Public Health Service. Pages S7189, S7242 Messages From the House: Page S7225 Measures Referred: Pages S7225-26 Executive Reports of Committees: Page S7226 Additional Cosponsors: Pages S7226-28 Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions: Pages S7228-32 Additional Statements: Pages S7224-25 Amendments Submitted: Pages S7232-39 Notices of Hearings/Meetings: Page S7239 Authority for Committees to Meet: Pages S7239-40 Privilege of the Floor: Page S7240 Record Votes: Three record votes were taken today. (Total--187) Pages S7189, S7206, S7207 Adjournment: Senate met at 9:45 a.m., and adjourned at 7:10 p.m., until 10 a.m., on Wednesday, July 24, 2002. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S7242.)
[Daily Digest] [Pages D804-D805] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Committee Meetings (Committees not listed did not meet) APPROPRIATIONS--AGRICULTURE Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Related Agencies approved for full committee consideration an original bill making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003. APPROPRIATIONS--DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on District of Columbia approved for full committee consideration an original bill making appropriations for the government of the District of Columbia and other activities chargeable in whole or in part against revenues of said District for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003. APPROPRIATIONS--VA/HUD Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies approved for full committee consideration an original bill making appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and for sundry independent agencies, boards, commissions, corporations, and offices for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003. NOMINATIONS Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded hearings on the nominations of Cynthia A. Glassman, of Virginia, and Roel C. Campos, of Texas, each to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf. [[Page D805]] BUSINESS MEETING Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee ordered favorably reported the nominations of Steven Robert Blust, of Florida, to be a Federal Maritime Commissioner, 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, Frederick D. Gregory, of Maryland, to be Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Jonathan Steven Adelstein, of South Dakota, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission, and one United States Coast Guard promotion list. ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESOURCES Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on National Parks concluded hearings on S. 2598, to enhance the criminal penalties for illegal trafficking of archaeological resources; S. 2727, to provide for the protection of paleontological resources on Federal lands; and H.R. 3954, to designate certain waterways in the Caribbean National Forest in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System; after receiving testimony from Christopher Kearney, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget, Department of the Interior; Elizabeth Estill, Deputy Chief for Programs and Legislation, U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture; and Richard K. Stucky, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver, Colorado. STRATEGIC OFFENSIVE REDUCTIONS TREATY Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded 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); after receiving testimony from former Senator Sam Nunn, Nuclear Threat Initiative; Gen. Eugene E. Habiger, USAF (Ret.), San Antonio, Texas, former Commander, U.S. Strategic Command; Kenneth L. Adelman, Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, former Director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, Fr. Drew Christiansen, on behalf of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Frank J. Gaffney, Jr., Center for Security Policy, all of Washington, D.C.; and Christopher E. Paine, Natural Resources Defense Council, Charlottesville, Virginia. ENRON COLLAPSE Committee on Governmental Affairs: Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations resumed hearings to examine the role of financial institutions in the collapse of Enron Corporation, focusing on their contribution to Enron's use of complex transactions and questionable accounting practices in order to inaccurately improve the appearance of the company's financial status, receiving testimony from Robert L. Roach, Chief Investigator, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, and Gary M. Brown, Special Counsel, both of the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs; Lynn E. Turner, Colorado State University Center for Quality Financial Reporting, Broomfield, former Chief Accountant, Securities and Exchange Commission; and Pamela M. Stumpp and John C. Diaz, both of Moody's Investors Service, Ronald M. Barone and Nik Khakee, both of Standard's and Poor, Donald H. McCree, Robert W. Traband, and Jeffrey W. Dellapina, all of JP Morgan Chase and Company, David C. Bushnell, James F. Reilly, Jr., Richard Caplan, and Maureen Hendricks, all of Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup, all of New York, New York. Hearings will resume on Tuesday, July 30. NOMINATIONS Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded hearings on the nominations of Priscilla Richman Owen, of Texas, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit, Timothy J. Corrigan, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida, and Jose E. Martinez, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf. Ms. Owen was introduced by Senators Gramm and Hutchison, and Representative Granger, and Mr. Corrigan and Mr. Martinez were introduced by Senator Bill Nelson. LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS SAFETY Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded hearings on S. 2480, to amend title 18, United States Code, to exempt qualified current and former law enforcement officers from state laws prohibiting the carrying of concealed handguns, after receiving testimony from Senator Baucus; Representative Cunningham; Steve Young, Marion, Ohio, on behalf of the Fraternal Order of Police; Arthur Gordon, Woodbine, Maryland, on behalf of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association; David Johnson, Cedar Rapids Police Department, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and Lonnie J. Westphal, Colorado State Patrol, Denver, on behalf of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
[Daily Digest] [Pages D806-D808] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [[Page D806]] House of Representatives Chamber Action Measures Introduced: 15 public bills, H.R. 5179-5193; and 1 resolution, H. Con. Res. 445, were introduced. Page H5194 Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows: H.R. 4547, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2003 for military activities of the Department of Defense and to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2003, amended (H. Rept. 107-603); H.R. 4965, to prohibit the procedure commonly known as partial-birth abortion (H. Rept. 107-604); H.R. 3609, to amend title 49, United States Code, to enhance the security and safety of pipelines, amended (H. Rept. 107-605, Pt. 1); H.R. 3609, to amend title 49, United States Code, to enhance the security and safety of pipelines, amended (H. Rept. 107-605, Pt. 2); 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. Rept. 107-606); H. Res. 497, providing for the consideration of H.R. 4628, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2003 for intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System (H. Rept. 107-607); H. Res. 498, providing for consideration of H.R. 4965, to prohibit the procedure commonly known as partial-birth abortion (H. Rept. 107- 608); and H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, amended (H. Rept. 107-609). Page H5193 Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Schrock to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. Page H5091 Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Captain Jeff Struecker, Chaplain, United States Army, 1st Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment of Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. Page H5095 Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal of Monday, July 23 by a yea-and-nay vote of 339 yeas to 45 nays with 1 voting ``present'', Roll No. 326. Pages H5095, H5098 Recess: The House recessed at 9:34 a.m. and reconvened 10 a.m. Page H5095 Defense and Homeland Security Supplemental Appropriations Conference Report: The House agreed to the conference report on H.R. 4775, making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002 by a yea-and-nay vote of 397 yeas to 32 nays, Roll No. 328. The conference report was considered pursuant to the order of the House of July 22, 2002. Pages H5201-29, H5289 Trade With Vietnam--Maintained Normal Trade Relations: The House failed to pass 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 by a yea-and-nay vote of 91 yeas to 338 nays, Roll No. 329. The joint resolution was considered pursuant to the order of the House of July 22, 2002. Pages H5098-H5107, H5289-90 Treasury and Postal Operations Appropriations: The House completed debate and began considering amendments to 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. Consideration will resume on Wednesday, July 24. Pages H5229-73, H5291-H5306 Agreed To: Rogers amendment No. 13 printed in the Congressional Record of July 16 that increases funding for the United States Customs Service Salaries and Expenses funding by $700,000 for six customs agents to inspect Canadian trash coming into Michigan and decreases Internal Revenue Service Processing, Assistance, and Management funding accordingly; Pages H5250-51 Millender-McDonald amendment No. 19 printed in the Congressional Record of July 17 that makes available $600,000 in National Archives and Records Administration Operating Expenses funding for the preservation of the records of the Freedmen's Bureau; Pages H5257-58 Kucinich amendment No. 17 printed in the Congressional Record of July 17 that strikes section 513 which exempted contracts under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program from the cost accounting standards promulgated under section 26 of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act; Pages H5260-63 Flake amendment No. 1 printed in the Congressional Record of July 15 that prohibits the use of any funding to administer or enforce part 515 of [[Page D807]] title 31, Code of Federal Regulations (the Cuban Assets Control regulations) with respect to travel to Cuba (agreed to by a recorded vote of 262 ayes to 167 noes with 1 voting ``present'', Roll No. 331); Pages H5293-98, H5304-05 Flake amendment No. 20 printed in the Congressional Record of July 18 that prohibits the use of any funding to enforce any restriction on remittances to nationals of Cuba (agreed to by a recorded vote of 251 ayes to 177 noes, Roll No. 332); and Pages H5298-99, H5305-06 Moran of Kansas amendment No. 9 printed in the Congressional Record of July 15 that prohibits the use of any funding to implement sanctions imposed by the United States on private commercial sales of agricultural commodities, medicine, or medical supplies to Cuba. Pages H5299-H5301 Rejected: Goss amendment printed in H. Rept. 107-585 that sought to require the President to certify to Congress that the Government of Cuba does not possess biological weapons, is not developing or providing terrorist states or terrorist organizations the technology to develop biological weapons, and is not providing support or sanctuary to international terrorists before any limitation on funding is applied to the enforcement and administration of travel restrictions to Cuba (rejected by a recorded vote of 182 ayes to 247 noes, Roll No. 330); and Pages H5267-73, H5291-93, H5304 Rangel amendment No. 5 printed in the Congressional Record of July 15 that sought to prohibit the use of any funding to implement, administer, or enforce the economic embargo of Cuba (rejected by a recorded vote of 204 ayes to 226 noes, Roll No. 333). Pages H5301-04, H5306 Points of Order sustained Against: Language on page 74, lines 15 through 25 dealing with affidavits signed by employees to certify their United States citizenship and permanent resident status; and Page H5263 Section 646 that deals with corporate expatriates. Page H5267 The House agreed to H. Res. 488, the rule that is providing for consideration of the bill on July 18. Order of Business--Further Consideration of Treasury and Postal Operations Appropriations: Agreed that during further consideration of H.R. 5120 in the Committee of the Whole pursuant to H. Res. 488, no further amendment to the bill may be offered except: Pro forma amendments offered by the Chairman or ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their designees for the purpose of debate; amendments numbered 2, 8, 12, and 18 in the Congressional Record, which shall be debatable for 5 minutes each; an amendment by Representative Barr of Georgia regarding a national media campaign and an amendment by Representative George Miller of California regarding a Federal Acquisition Regulation, both of which shall be debatable for 20 minutes each; amendment numbered 16 in the Congressional Record, an amendment by Representative Hoyer regarding High Sea Repairs, and the amendment by Representative Hefley, placed at the desk, all of which shall be debatable for 10 minutes each; amendment numbered 21 in the Congressional Record, which shall be debatable for 40 minutes; and an amendment by Representative Sanders regarding taxation of pension plans, which shall be debatable for 30 minutes. Each such amendment may be offered only by the member designated in this request, or a designee, or the Member who caused it to be printed, or a designee, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified, equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for a division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. Pages H5307-08 Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures: National Aviation Capacity Expansion: H.R. 3479, amended, to expand aviation capacity in the Chicago Area (agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 343 yeas to 87 nays, Roll No. 327). Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To expand aviation capacity.''; and Pages H5114-91, H5288-89 Pipeline Infrastructure Protection: H.R. 3609, amended, to amend title 49, United States Code, to enhance the security and safety of pipelines (agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 423 yeas to 4 nays, Roll No. 334). Pages H5273-88, H5306-07 Suspension Proceedings Postponed: The House completed debate on motions to suspend the rules and pass the following measures. Further proceedings on the motions were postponed: Improving Access to Long-Term Care: H.R. 4946, amended, to amend the Internal Revenue Code to provide health care incentives related to long-term care; and Pages H5107-14 FY 2003 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003: H.R. 4547, amended, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2003 for military activities of the Department of Defense and to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2003. Pages H5308-14 Privileged Resolution: Representative Sanchez notified the House of her intention to offer a resolution as a question of the privileges of the House and that the text reads as follows: In the matter of James A. [[Page D808]] Traficant, Jr.; Resolved, that, pursuant to Article 1, Section 5, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution, Representative James A. Traficant, Jr., be, and he hereby is, expelled from the House of Representatives. Page H5290 Discharge Petitions: Pursuant to Clause 2 of Rule XV, Representative Carson moved to discharge the Committee on Rules from the consideration of H. Res. 479, providing for consideration of H.R. 3818, to protect investors by enhancing regulation of public auditors, improving corporate governance, overhauling corporate disclosure made pursuant to the securities laws (Discharge Petition No. 9) and Representative Phelps moved to discharge the Committee on Rules from the consideration of H. Res. 480, providing for consideration of H.R. 4098, to provide for criminal prosecution of persons who alter or destroy evidence in certain Federal investigations or defraud investors of publicly traded securities, to disallow debts incurred in violation of securities fraud laws from being discharged in bankruptcy, to protect whistleblowers against retaliation by their employers (Discharge Petition No. 10). Late Report Select Committee on Homeland Security: Agreed that the Select Committee on Homeland Security have until 3 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24 to file a report on H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security. Page H5307 Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on pages H5195-H5200. Quorum Calls--Votes: Five yea-and-nay votes and four recorded votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appears on pages H5098, H5288-89, H5289, H5289-90, H5304, H5305, H5305-06, H5306, and H5307. There were no quorum calls. Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 12:13 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24.
[Daily Digest] [Pages D808-D810] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Committee Meetings COMMERCIAL SHIPBUILDING Committee on Armed Services: Special Oversight Panel on the Merchant Marine held a hearing on commercial shipbuilding in the United States and the Maritime Security Program. Testimony was heard from public witnesses. WHAT'S NEXT FOR SCHOOL CHOICE? Committee on Education and the Workforce: Held a hearing on ``What's Next for School Choice?'' Testimony was heard from Representative Armey; and public witnesses. COMPULSORY UNION DUES AND CORPORATE CAMPAIGNS Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Workforce Protections held a hearing on ``Compulsory Union Dues and Corporate Campaigns.'' Testimony was heard from public witnesses. INSURANCE COVERAGE OF MENTAL HEALTH BENEFITS Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing titled ``Insurance Coverage of Mental Health Benefits.'' Testimony was heard from public witnesses. OFFICE OF FEDERAL HOUSING ENTERPRISE OVERSIGHT'S RISK-BASED CAPITAL STRESS TEST FOR FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises held a hearing regarding the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight's (OFHEO) risk-based capital stress test for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Testimony was heard from Armando Falcon, Jr., Director, Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, Department of Housing and Urban Development. HOMELAND SECURITY; PROTECTING STRATEGIC PORTS Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans' Affairs, and International Relations held a hearing on Homeland Security: Protecting Strategic Ports. Testimony was heard from Maj. Gen. Kenneth L. Privratsky, USA, Commander, Military Traffic Management Command, Department of Defense; the following officials of the Department of Transportation: William G. Schubert, Maritime Administrator; and Rear Adm. Paul J. Pluta, USCG, Assistant Commandant, Marine Safety and Environmental Protection, U.S. Coast Guard; Raymond Decker, Director, Defense Capabilities and Management Team, GAO; and a public witness. MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES Committee on International Relations: Subcommittee on Africa approved for full Committee action the following resolutions: H. Con. Res. 287, expressing the sense of Congress relating to efforts of the Peace Parks Foundation in the Republic of South Africa to facilitate the establishment and development of transfrontier conservation efforts in southern Africa; and H. Con. Res. 421, recognizing the importance of inheritance rights of women in Africa. [[Page D809]] PACIFIC ISLAND NATIONS Committee on International Relations: Subcommittee on East Asia and the Pacific held a hearing on Pacific Island Nations: Current Issues and U.S. Interests. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of State: Matthew Daley, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; and Mary Beth West, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental Scientific Affairs; and a public witness. MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES Committee on the Judiciary: Ordered reported the following bills: H.R. 1452, amended, Family Reunification Act of 2001; H.R. 4757, amended, Our Lady of Peace Act; and H.R. 3995, Housing Affordability for America Act of 2002. The Committee began markup of H.R. 4600, Help Efficient, Accessible, Low Cost, Timely Health Care (HEALTH) Act of 2002. NINTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS REORGANIZATION ACT Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property held a hearing on H.R. 1203, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Reorganization Act of 2001. Testimony was heard from the following Judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit: Mary M. Schroeder, Chief; Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain and Sidney R. Thomas; and Alan G. Lance, Attorney General, State of Idaho. OVERSIGHT Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on Availability of Bonds to Meet Federal Requirement for Mining, Oil and Gas Projects. Testimony was heard from Tom Fulton, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management, Department of the Interior; and public witnesses. INTELLIGENCE AUTHORIZATION ACT Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a modified open rule providing 1 hour of debate on H.R. 4628, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that it shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence now printed in the bill. The rule waives all points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. The rule provides that no amendment shall be in order except pro-forma amendments for the purpose of debate and those printed in the Congressional Record, which shall only be offered by the Member who caused it to be printed or his designee and shall be considered as read. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was heard from Chairman Goss and Representatives Pelosi, Roemer and Hastings of Florida. PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTION BAN ACT Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a closed rule providing 2 hours of debate in the House on H.R. 4965, Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2002. 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 Chairman Sensenbrenner and Representatives Nadler, Scott, Jackson-Lee of Texas, Hoyer and Edwards. INCREASED STEEL TARIFFS--AMERICAN MANUFACTURERS--UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES Committee on Small Business: Held a hearing on ``Unintended Consequences of Increased Steel Tariffs on American Manufacturers.'' Testimony was heard from public witnesses. AVIATION SECURITY Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Aviation held a hearing on Aviation Security. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of Transportation: Norman Y. Mineta, Secretary; Michael Jackson, Deputy Secretary; and Adm. James M. Loy, USCG, Acting Assistant Secretary, Security; and Alexis Stefani, Assistant Inspector General, Auditing, GAO. The Subcommittee also met in executive session to continue hearings on Aviation Security. Testimony was heard from departmental witnesses. MEDICARE'S GEOGRAPHIC COST ADJUSTORS Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Medicare's Geographic Cost Adjustors. Testimony was heard from Representatives Nussle, Roukema, Kanjorski, Visclosky, Shays, Peterson of Minnesota, Hinchey, Smith of Michigan, Watt of North Carolina, Kelly, Aderholt, Moran of Kansas, Peterson of Pennsylvania, Sandlin and Sherwood; William J. Scanlon, Director, Health Financing and System Issues, GAO; Glenn D. Hackbarth, Chairman, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission; and a public witness. [[Page D810]] Joint Meetings 9/11 INTELLIGENCE INVESTIGATION Joint Hearing: Senate Select Committee on Intelligence held joint closed hearings with the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to examine events surrounding September 11, 2001. Select Committee will meet again Thursday, July 25. F
[Daily Digest] [Pages D810-D811] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2002 (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated) Senate Committee on Appropriations: business meeting to mark up an original bill making appropriations for energy and water development for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003, 10 a.m., S-128, Capitol. Subcommittee on Transportation, business meeting to mark up proposed legislation making appropriations for the Department of Transportation and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003, 4 p.m., SD-116. Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on Housing and Transportation, to hold oversight hearings to examine management challenges of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2:30 p.m., SD-538. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space, to hold hearings to examine women in science and technology, 2:30 p.m., SR-253. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: to hold hearings to examine issues surrounding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 3 p.m., SD- 366. Committee on Environment and Public Works: with the Committee on Foreign Relations, to hold joint hearings to examine implementation of environmental treaties, 10:30 a.m., SD-406. Committee on Foreign Relations: with the Committee on Environment and Public Works, to hold joint hearings to examine implementation of environmental treaties, 10:30 a.m., SD-406. Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Kristie Anne Kenney, of Maryland, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Ecuador; the nomination of Larry Leon Palmer, of Georgia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Honduras; and the nomination of Barbara Calandra Moore, of Maryland, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Nicaragua, 2:30 p.m., SD- 419. Committee on Governmental Affairs: business meeting to reconsider the Committee's action of 5/22, with respect to ordering favorably reported, with amendments S. 2452, to establish the Department of National Homeland Security and the National Office for Combating Terrorism; and to consider the nominations of James E. Boasberg, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia; Michael D. Brown, of Colorado, to be Deputy Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency; and Mark W. Everson, of Texas, to be Deputy Director for Management, Office of Management and Budget, 9:30 a.m., SD-342. Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: business meeting to consider S. 2328, to amend the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ensure a safe pregnancy for all women in the United States, to reduce the rate of maternal morbidity and mortality, to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in maternal health outcomes, to reduce pre-term, labor, to examine the impact of pregnancy on the short and long term health of women, to expand knowledge about the safety and dosing of drugs to treat pregnant women with chronic conditions and women who become sick during pregnancy, to expand public health prevention, education and outreach, and to develop improved and more accurate data collection related to maternal morbidity and mortality; S. 2394, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require labeling containing information applicable to pediatric patients; S. 2499, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to establish labeling requirements regarding allergenic substances in food; S. 1998, to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 with respect to the qualifications of foreign schools; proposed legislation authorizing funds for the Child Care and Development Block Grant; and the nominations of Edward J. Fitzmaurice, Jr., of Texas, and Harry R. Hoglander, of Massachusetts, each to be a Member of the National Mediation Board, 9:30 a.m., SD-430. Committee on Indian Affairs: to hold hearings on S. 1344, to provide training and technical assistance to Native Americans who are interested in commercial vehicle driving careers, 10 a.m., SR-485. Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs, to hold hearings to examine corporate responsibility, focusing on criminal sanctions to deter wrong doing, 2:30 p.m., SD-226. Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship: business meeting to mark up pending legislation, 9 a.m., SR-428A. Committee on Veterans' Affairs: to hold hearings to examine mental health care issues, 9:30 a.m., SR-418. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, hearing on ``Implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act,'' 10:30 a.m., 2175 Rayburn. Committee on Energy and Air Quality, Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality, to mark up H.R. 3880, to provide a temporary waiver from certain transportation conformity requirements and metropolitan transportation planning requirements under the Clean Air Act and under other laws for certain areas in New York where the planning offices and resources have been destroyed by acts of terrorism, 4 p.m., 2123 Rayburn. Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, hearing on H.R. 3424, Community Choice in Real Estate Act, 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn. [[Page D811]] Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Government Efficiency, Financial Management and Intergovernmental Relations, oversight hearing on ``Cyber-terrorism: Is the Nation's Critical Infrastructure Adequately Protected?'' 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn. Subcommittee on Technology and Procurement Policy, hearing entitled ``An Oversight Hearing to Review the Findings of the Commercial Activities Panel,'' 1 p.m., 2154 Rayburn. Committee on International Relations, hearing on Economic Development and Integration as a Catalyst for Peace: A ``Marshall Plan'' for the Middle East, 10:15 a.m., 2172 Rayburn. Subcommittee on Europe, to mark up the following measures: H. Con. Res. 164, expressing the sense of Congress that security, reconciliation, and prosperity for all Cypriots can be best achieved within the context of membership in the European Union which will provide significant rights and obligations for all Cypriots; H. Con. Res. 437, recognizing the Republic of Turkey for its cooperation in the campaign against global terrorism, for its commitment of forces and assistance to Operation Enduring Freedom and subsequent missions in Afghanistan, and for initiating important economic reforms to build a stable and prosperous economy in Turkey; and H. Con. Res. 327, commending the republic of Turkey and the State of Israel for the continued strengthening of their political, economic, cultural, and strategic partnership and for their actions in support of the war on terrorism, 12:30 p.m., 2255 Rayburn. Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights, to mark up the following measures: H. Con. Res. 349, calling for an end to the sexual exploitation of refugees; and H. Con. Res. 351, expressing the sense of Congress that the United States should condemn the practice of execution by stoning as a gross violation of human rights, 2:30 p.m., 2255 Rayburn. Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, hearing on the Coffee Crisis in the Western Hemisphere, 2:30 p.m., 2200 Rayburn. Committee on Resources, 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. 2301, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to construct a bridge on Federal land west of and adjacent to Folsom Dam in California; H.R. 2534, Lower Los Angeles River and San Gabriel River Watersheds Study Act of 2001; H.R. 2748, National War Permanent Tribute Historical Database Act; H.R. 3148, to amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to provide equitable treatment of Alaska Native Vietnam Veterans; H.R. 3407, Indian Financing Act Reform Amendment; H.R. 3434, McLoughlin House National Historic Site Act; H.R. 3449, to revise the boundaries of the George Washington Birthplace National Monument; H.R. 4622, Gateway Communities Cooperation Act of 2002; H.R. 4682, Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site Boundary Revision Act; H.R. 4708, Fremont-Madison Conveyance Act; H.R. 4917, Los Padres National Forest Land Exchange Act; H.R. 4919, Tonto And Coconino National Forests Land Exchange Act; 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; H.R. 4953, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to grant Deschutes and Crook Counties in the State of Oregon a right-of-way to West Butte Road; H.R. 4966, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Act; H.R. 4968, Federal-Utah State Trust Lands Consolidation Act; H.R. 5039, Humboldt Project Conveyance Act; S. 329, Peopling of America Theme Study Act; S. 423, Fort Clatsop National Memorial Expansion Act; S. 491, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior, pursuant to the provisions of the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to participate in the design, planning, and construction of the Denver Water Reuse project; S. 509, Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area Act of 2001; S. 941, Rancho Corral de Tierra Golden Gate National Recreation Area Boundary Adjustment Act of 2001; S. 1097, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to issue right-of-way permits for natural gas pipelines within the boundary of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park; and S. 1105, Grand Teton National Park Land Exchange Act, 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth. Committee on Rules, to consider H.R. 5005, Homeland Security Act of 2002, 4 p.m., H-313 Capitol. Committee on Science, Subcommittee on Environment, Technology and Standards, hearing on Satellite Data Management at NOAA, 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to consider the following: Several U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Survey resolutions; GSA Fiscal Year 2003 Capital Investment and Leasing Program; Courthouse Construction Prospectus and Lease Prospectus Resolutions; H. Con. Res. 442, recognizing the American Road and Transportation Builders Associations for reaching its 100th Anniversary and for the many vital contributions of its members in the transportation construction industry to the American economy and quality of life through the multi-modal transportation infrastructure network its members have designed, built, and managed over the past century; H.R. 4727, Dam Safety and Security Act of 2002; and H.R. 5157, to amend section 5307 of title 49, United States Code, to allow transit systems in urbanized areas that, for the first time, exceeded 200,000 in population according to the 2000 census to retain flexibility in the use of Federal transit formula grants in fiscal year 2003, 11 a.m., 2167 Rayburn. Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Benefits, hearing on the following bills: H.R. 5111, Servicemember's Civil Relief Act; and H.R. 4017, Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Equity Act, 10 a.m., 334 Cannon. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, executive, on Global Hot Spots, 1:30 p.m., H-405 Capitol. Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence, executive, on Future Imagery Architecture, 3 p.m., H-405 Capitol. Joint Meetings Joint Economic Committee: to hold hearings to examine the measuring of economic change, 10 a.m., 311 Cannon Building.
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