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                                             Tuesday, July 23, 2002

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                              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Withdrawn: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

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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.)


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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.

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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.


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                        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 
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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.

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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.


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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings

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[Pages D808-D810]
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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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  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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                       Next Meeting of the Senate
                      10 a.m., Wednesday, July 24

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Wednesday: After the transaction of any morning business 
(not to extend beyond 11 a.m.), Senate will continue consideration of 
S. 812, Greater Access to Affordable Pharmaceuticals Act.
  At 1 p.m., Senate will consider the Conference Report on H.R. 4775, 
Supplemental Appropriations, with a vote on adoption of the conference 
report to occur at 1:30 p.m.; followed by a vote on Hagel Amendment No. 
4315 (to Amendment No. 4299) to S. 812 (listed above).

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                      10 a.m., Wednesday, July 24

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Wednesday: Consideration of H.R. 5120, Treasury and Postal 
Operations Appropriations (complete consideration, unanimous consent 
order);
  Consideration of H.R. 4965, Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act (closed 
rule, two hours of general debate);
  Consideration of H. Res. 495, In the Matter of Representative James 
A. Traficant, Jr. (privileged); and
  Consideration of H.R. 4628, Intelligence Authorization Act (modified 
open rule, one hour of general debate). 


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