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                                           Wednesday, July 24, 2002

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      At 3:40 p.m. the House recognized the anniversary of the July 24, 
      1998 tragedy in which Officer Jacob J. Chestnut and Detective 
      John M. Gibson of the United States Capitol Police were killed in 
      the line of duty defending the Capitol against an intruder armed 
      with a gun.
      Pursuant to Article I, Section 5, Clause 2 of the United States 
      Constitution, Representative James A. Traficant, Jr., was 
      expelled from the House of Representatives.
      The House passed H.R. 5120, Treasury and Postal Operations 
      Appropriations
      The House passed H.R. 4965, Partial-Birth Abortion Ban.
      The House passed H.R. 4628, Intelligence Authorization Act.
      House Committees ordered reported 19 sundry measures.
      Senate agreed to the Conference Report on H.R. 4775, 2002 
      Supplemental Appropriations Act for Further Recovery From and 
      Response to Terrorist Attacks on the United States, clearing the 
      measure for the President.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S7243-S7322
Measures Introduced: Thirteen bills were introduced, as follows: S. 
2777-2789.
  Page S7308
Measures Reported:
  S. 2778, making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce, 
Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and related agencies for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2003. (S. Rept. No. 107-218)
  S. 2779, making appropriations for foreign operations, export 
financing, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 
30, 2003. (S. Rept. No. 107-219)
  S. 2784, making appropriations for energy and water development for 
the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003. (S. Rept. No. 107-220) 
                                                             Page S7308
Measures Passed:
  Yankton Sioux Tribe and Santee Sioux Tribe Equitable Compensation 
Act: Senate passed S. 434, to provide equitable compensation to the 
Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota and the Santee Sioux Tribe of 
Nebraska for the loss of value of certain lands, after agreeing to 
committee amendments.
  Pages S7319-21
  Vicksburg National Military Park Boundary Modification Act: Senate 
passed S. 1175, to modify the boundary of Vicksburg National Military 
Park to include the property known as Pemberton's Headquarters, after 
agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                             Page S7321
  Honoring Lindy Boggs: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 439, honoring 
Corinne ``Lindy'' Claiborne Boggs on the occasion of the 25th 
anniversary of the founding of the Congressional Women's Caucus. 
                                                         Pages S7321-22
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 S7249-63, S7282-91, S7292-99

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Pending:
  Reid (for Dorgan) Amendment No. 4299, to permit commercial 
importation of prescription drugs from Canada.
Page S7249
  Rockefeller Amendment No. 4316 (to Amendment No. 4299), to provide 
temporary State fiscal relief.
Pages S7284-91, S7292-99
  Gramm point of order that the emergency designation in Section C of 
Rockefeller Amendment No. 4316 (to Amendment No. 4299), listed above, 
violates section 205 of H. Con. Res. 290, 2001 Congressional Budget 
Resolution.
Page S7299
  Reid motion to waive section 205 of H. Con. Res. 290, 2001 
Congressional Budget Resolution, with respect to the emergency 
designation in Section C of Rockefeller Amendment No. 4316 (to 
Amendment No. 4299), listed above.
Page S7299
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 51 yeas to 48 nays (Vote No. 189), 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 of 
1974 with respect to 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. 
Subsequently, the point of order that the amendment was in violation of 
section 302(f) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 for spending in 
excess of allocation, was sustained, and the amendment thus fell. 
                                               Pages S7249-63, S7282-83
  A motion was entered to close further debate on Rockefeller Amendment 
No. 4316 (to Amendment No. 4299), listed above and, in accordance with 
the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a 
cloture vote will occur on Friday, July 26, 2002.
Page S7299
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the bill at 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, July 25, 2002, 
with 1 hour of debate in relation to the motion to waive section 205 of 
H. Con. Res. 290, 2001 Congressional Budget Resolution, with respect to 
the emergency designation in Section C of Rockefeller Amendment No. 
4316 (to Amendment No. 4299), listed above; to be followed by a vote on 
the motion to waive.
Page S7303
Supplemental Appropriations Conference Report: By 92 yeas to 7 nays 
(Vote No. 188), Senate agreed to the conference report 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, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                         Pages S7263-82
Conferring Honorary Citizenship: Senate concurred in the amendment of 
the House, amendment to the preamble, and the amendment to the title to 
S.J. Res. 13, conferring honorary citizenship of the United States 
posthumously on Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roche Gilbert du Motier, the 
Marquis de Lafayette.
  Pages S7302-03
Defense and Legislative Branch Appropriations--Agreement: A unanimous-
consent agreement was reached providing that the Majority Leader, 
following consultation with the Republican Leader, may proceed to the 
consideration of H.R. 5121, making appropriations for the Legislative 
Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003; that debate on 
the bill and committee amendment be limited to 30 minutes; that 
immediately after the bill is reported, the text of the Senate 
committee reported bill, S. 2720, be inserted in the appropriate place 
in the House bill; that certain first degree amendments be proposed 
thereto, under a time limitation, with certain exceptions; that upon 
disposition of these amendments; the bill be read a third time, and the 
Senate vote on passage of the bill, as amended; that upon passage, 
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, without further intervening action or debate; provided 
further that the Senate proceed to consideration of H.R. 5010, making 
appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2003, no later than Wednesday, July 31, 2002. 
                                                             Page S7302
Appointment:
  Congressional Hunger Fellows Program: The Chair, on behalf of the 
Majority Leader, pursuant to Public Law 107-171, announced the 
appointment of the following individuals to serve as members of the 
Board of Trustees of the Congressional Hunger Fellows Program: Senator 
Harkin and Representative Clayton.
  Page S7319
Executive Session: Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to executive 
session to consider the nomination of Julia Smith Gibbons, of 
Tennessee, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit. 
                                                             Page S7322
Nomination--Cloture Motion Filed: A motion was entered to close debate 
on the nomination of Julia Smith Gibbons, of Tennessee, to be United 
States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit and, in accordance with the 
provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a cloture 
vote on the nomination will occur on Friday, July 26, 2002. 
                                                             Page S7322

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Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Joaquin F. Blaya, of Florida, to be a Member of the Broadcasting 
Board of Governors for a term expiring August 13, 2002.
  Joaquin F. Blaya, of Florida, to be a Member of the Broadcasting 
Board of Governors for a term expiring August 13, 2005. (Reappointment)
  Peggy Goldwater-Clay, of California, to be a Member of the Board of 
Trustees of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education 
Foundation for a term expiring June 5, 2006. (Reappointment)
  Juanita Alicia Vasquez-Gardner, of Texas, to be a Member of the Board 
of Trustees of the Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation for a term 
expiring December 10, 2003.
  Robert Maynard Grubbs, of Michigan, to be United States Marshal for 
the Eastern District of Michigan for the term of four years.
  Johnny Mack Brown, of South Carolina, to be United States Marshal for 
the District of South Carolina for the term of four years.
  Denny Wade King, of Tennessee, to be United States Marshal for the 
Middle District of Tennessee for the term of four years.
Page S7322
Messages From the House:
  Page S7308
Measures Placed on Calendar:
  Page S7308
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S7308-10
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S7310-16
Additional Statements:
  Pages S7307-08
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S7316-18
Authority for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S7318-19
Privilege of the Floor:
  Page S7319
Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--189) 
                                                     Pages S7282, S7283
Adjournment: Senate met at 10 a.m., and adjourned at 7:33 p.m., until 
9:30 a.m., on Thursday, July 25, 2002.


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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
BUSINESS MEETING--ENERGY AND WATER APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Committee ordered favorably reported an 
original bill (S. 2784) making appropriations for energy and water 
development for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003.
BUSINESS MEETING--TRANSPORTATION APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Transportation approved 
for full committee consideration an original bill making appropriations 
for the Department of Transportation and related agencies for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2003.
HUD MANAGEMENT
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on 
Housing and Transportation held oversight hearings to examine 
management challenges of the Department of Housing and Urban 
Development (HUD), focusing on staffing, acquisition management, 
information systems, assessing HUD's management environment, and 
formulating viable strategies and plans to address the major management 
challenges, receiving testimony from Alphonso Jackson, Chief Operating 
Officer/Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Stanley J. 
Czerwinski, Director, Physical Infrastructure, General Accounting 
Office; and Carolyn Federoff, American Federation of Government 
Employees Council of HUD Locals, Boston, Massachusetts.
  Hearings recessed subject to call.
WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on 
Science, Technology, and Space concluded hearings to examine barriers 
to the involvement and advancement of women in math, science and 
technology, including under representation of women at the college 
level and above, and what can be done to lower these barriers and 
encourage more girls and women in the area science, after receiving 
testimony from Senator Boxer; Kristina M. Johnson, Duke University 
Pratt School of Engineering, Durham, North Carolina; Kay Koplovitz, 
Koplovitz and Company, New York, New York; Nancy Stueber, Oregon Museum 
of Science and Industry, Portland; and Ana Maria Boitel, Women in 
Technology, Alexandria, Virginia.
FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee concluded hearings 
to examine issues surrounding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 
focusing on electric and natural gas infrastructure generation and 
transmission and the demand the power in the future, after receiving 
testimony from Pat Wood III, Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission, Department of Energy; Stephen Ward, Maine Public Advocate, 
Augusta, on behalf of the National Association of State Utility 
Consumer Advocates; M. Carol Coale, Prudential Financial, Houston, 
Texas; Lawrence J. Makovich, Cambridge Energy Research

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Associates, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Pete Landrieu, Public Service 
Enterprise Group, Newark, New Jersey; and David R. Nevius, North 
American Electric Reliability Council, Princeton, New Jersey.
ENVIRONMENTAL TREATIES IMPLEMENTATION
Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee concluded joint 
hearings with the Committee on Foreign Relations to examine 
implementation of certain environmental treaties to which the United 
States is a party, and the United States' international environmental 
agreements and commitments, after receiving testimony from John F. 
Turner, Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International 
Environmental and Scientific Affairs; James L. Connaughton, Chairman, 
White House Council on Environmental Quality; Maurice F. Strong, Earth 
Council Institute Canada, Toronto, Ontario; John C. Dernbach, Widener 
University Law School, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Christopher C. 
Horner, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded hearings on the 
nominations of Kristie Anne Kenney, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to 
the Republic of Ecuador, Larry Leon Palmer, of Georgia, to be 
Ambassador to the Republic of Honduras, and Barbara Calandra Moore, of 
Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Nicaragua, all of the 
Department of State, after the nominees testified and answered 
questions in their own behalf.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Governmental Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported 
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.
  Also, Committee met and reconsidered their action of May 22, 2002, 
when the committee ordered favorably reported, with amendments, S. 
2452, to establish the Department of National Homeland Security and the 
National Office for Combating Terrorism (pending on Senate calendar), 
but did not take any final action thereon, and will meet again 
tomorrow.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee met and 
discussed certain committee matters, but did not take any action 
thereon, and recessed subject to the call.
NATIVE AMERICAN COMMERCIAL DRIVING
Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee concluded hearings on S. 1344, 
to provide training and technical assistance to Native Americans who 
are interested in commercial vehicle driving careers, after receiving 
testimony from James E. Shanley, Fort Peck Community College, Poplar, 
Montana, on behalf of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium; 
David Fluke, Fed Ex Freight West, Citris Heights, California, on behalf 
of the American Trucking Associations, Inc.; and Andra Rush, Rush 
Trucking, Wayne, Michigan.
CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs resumed 
hearings to examine whether the use of criminal sanctions will help 
deter corporate wrong doing and ensure responsibility, receiving 
testimony from G. William Miller, G. William Miller and Company, former 
Secretary of the Treasury and former Chairman, Federal Reserve Board, 
Roderick M. Hills, Hills Enterprises, former Chairman, Securities and 
Exchange Commission, and James R. Doty, Baker Botts, former General 
Counsel, Securities and Exchange Commission, all of Washington, D.C.
  Hearings recessed subject to call.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship: Committee ordered 
favorably reported the following bills:
  S. 2335, to establish the Office of Native American Affairs within 
the Small Business Administration, and to create the Native American 
Small Business Development Program, with an amendment;
  S. 2483, to amend the Small Business Act to direct the Administrator 
of the Small Business Administration to establish a pilot program to 
provide regulatory compliance assistance to small business concerns;
  S. 2466, to modify the contract consolidation requirements in the 
Small Business Act;
  S. 2734, to provide emergency assistance to non-farm small business 
concerns that have suffered substantial economic harm from the 
devastating effects of drought, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute;
  S. 1994, to establish a priority preference among certain small 
business concerns for purposes of Federal contracts, with an amendment;
  S. 2753, to provide for a Small and Disadvantaged Business Ombudsman 
for Procurement in the Small Business Administration, with an amendment 
in the nature of a substitute; and

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  H.R. 2666, to amend the Small Business Act to direct the 
Administrator of the Small Business Administration to establish a 
vocational and technical entrepreneurship development program.
VA MENTAL HEALTH CARE
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Committee concluded hearings to examine 
Veterans Administration mental health care issues, including clinical 
care services, special emphasis programs, Mental Health Intensive Case 
Management program, homeless veterans, post-traumatic stress disorder, 
and substance abuse, after receiving testimony from Robert H. Roswell, 
Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Health; Miklos Losonczy, Robert 
Wood Johnson School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry/New Jersey 
Health Care System, Piscataway, on behalf of the Committee on Care of 
Veterans with Serious Mental Illness; Ralph Ibson, National Mental 
Health Association, Alexandria, Virginia; Renato D. Alarcon, Emory 
University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, Atlanta, 
Georgia, on behalf of the American Psychiatric Association; Colleen 
Evans, VA Pittsburgh Health Care System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on 
behalf of the American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO; and 
Frederick Frese, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, 
Akron, and Moe Armstrong, Vinfen Corporation, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 
both on behalf of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.


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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Measures Introduced: 17 public bills, H.R. 5194-5210; and 4 
resolutions, H.J. Res. 107, H. Con. Res. 446-447, and H. Res. 499, were 
introduced.
  Pages H5452-53
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  Conference report on H.R. 3763, to protect investors by improving the 
accuracy and reliability of corporate disclosures made pursuant to the 
securities laws (H. Rept. 107-610);
  H. Res. 500, relating to consideration of the Senate amendment to 
H.R. 4546, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2003 for 
military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe personnel strengths for such fiscal year for the Armed 
Forces (H. Rept. 107-611); and
  H. Res. 501, waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with 
respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the 
Committee on Rules (H. Rept. 107-612).
Pages H5393-H5411, H5452
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he 
appointed Representative LaHood to act as Speaker pro tempore for 
today.
  Page H5317
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Rev. 
Samer Youssef, Pastor, Antiochian Orthodox Church of the Redeemer, Los 
Altos Hills, California.
  Page H5317
Moment of Silence In The Memory of Officer Jacob J. Chestnut and 
Detective John M. Gibson: At 3:40 p.m. the Chair recognized the 
anniversary of July 24, 1998 tragedy in which Officer Jacob J. Chestnut 
and Detective John M. Gibson of the United States Capitol Police were 
killed in the line of duty defending the Capitol against an intruder 
armed with a gun.
  Page H5352
Treasury and Postal Operations Appropriations: The House passed 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 by a yea-and-nay vote of 308 yeas to 121 nays, Roll No. 341. 
                                                  Pages H5322-46, H5352
Agreed To:
  Moran of Virginia amendment No. 21 printed in the Congressional 
Record of July 21 that prohibits any funding to be used to establish or 
enforce any numerical goal or quota for subjecting the employees of an 
agency to public-private competitions or converting the employees or 
the work they perform to private contractor performance under OMB 
circular A-76 or any other administrative regulation, directive, or 
policy (agreed to by a recorded vote of 261 ayes to 166 noes, Roll No. 
336);
Pages H5322-28, H5341-42
  Sanders amendment No. 7 printed in the Congressional Record of July 
15 that prohibits any funding to be used by the Internal Revenue 
Service for activities that contravene current tax, Employee Retirement 
Income Security Act (ERISA) pension or age discrimination statutes 
(agreed to by a recorded vote of 308 ayes to 121 noes, Roll No. 339); 
and
Pages H5333-36, H5343-44

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  Barr amendment No. 23 printed in the Congressional Record of July 23 
that prohibits the use of national anti-drug media campaign funding to 
pay any amounts pursuant to a specific contract.
Pages H5336-41
Rejected:
  Hefley amendment that sought to reduce funding for the Allowances and 
Office Staff for former Presidents by $339,000 (rejected by a recorded 
vote of 165 ayes to 265 noes, Roll No. 337);
Pages H5328-30, H5342-43
  Hefley amendment No. 16 printed in the Congressional Record of July 
17 that sought to reduce each amount appropriated or otherwise made 
available by 1 percent (rejected by a recorded vote of 147 ayes to 282 
noes, Roll No. 338);
Pages H5330-32, H5343
Withdrawn:
  Kucinich amendment No. 18 printed in the Congressional Record of July 
17 was offered but subsequently withdrawn that sought to prohibit any 
funding to be used to enforce or implement discounts for the 
statistical value of a human life estimated during regulatory reviews 
through implementation of OMB Circular A-94 Guidelines and Discount 
Rates for Benefit Cost Analysis of Federal programs or any guidance 
having the same substance;
Page H5330
  Jackson-Lee amendment No. 12 printed in the Congressional Record of 
July 16 was offered but subsequently withdrawn that sought to prohibit 
any funding to be used to prevent the rehabilitation of urban and rural 
post offices;
Page H5332
  Flake amendment No. 2 printed in the Congressional Record of July 15 
was offered but subsequently withdrawn that sought to prohibit any 
funding to be used by entities unless specifically identified by name 
as a recipient in the Act;
Pages H5332-33
  Wynn amendment No. 8 printed in the Congressional Record of July 15 
was offered but subsequently withdrawn that sought to establish a 
centralized reporting system to enable agencies to generate reports on 
efforts regarding both contracting out and contracting in; and 
                                                         Pages H5344-45
  Hoyer amendment was offered but subsequently withdrawn that sought to 
prohibit any funding to be used by the Customs Service to require 
reports on repairs to U.S. flag vessels on the high seas. 
                                                         Pages H5345-46
  The House agreed to H. Res. 488, the rule that is providing for 
consideration of the bill on July 18.
Partial-Birth Abortion Ban: The House passed H.R. 4965, to prohibit the 
procedure commonly known as partial-birth abortion by a recorded vote 
of 274 ayes to 151 noes with 1 voting ``present'', Roll No. 343. 
                                                         Pages H5352-74
  Rejected the Baldwin motion that sought to recommit the bill to the 
Committee on the Judiciary with instructions to report it back to the 
House forthwith with an amendment that inserts language that states 
that the prohibition does not apply to a partial-birth abortion where 
it is necessary, in appropriate medical judgment, for the preservation 
of the life or health of the mother by a recorded vote of 187 ayes to 
241 noes, Roll No. 342.
Pages H5371-73
  Agreed to H. Res. 498, the rule that provided for consideration of 
the bill by a yea-and-nay vote of 248 yeas to 177 nays, Roll No. 340. 
                                                         Pages H5346-52
In the Matter of James A. Traficant, Jr., The House agreed to H. Res. 
495, in the matter of James A. Traficant, Jr. by a 2/3 recorded vote of 
420 ayes to 1 no, with 9 voting ``present'', Roll No. 346. The text of 
the resolution is as follows: Resolved, that, pursuant to Article I, 
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. Earlier, rejected the LaTourette motion to postpone 
consideration of the resolution until Sept. 4, 2002 by a recorded vote 
of 146 ayes to 285 noes, Roll No. 345.
  Pages H5375-93, H5413
Intelligence Authorization: The House completed debate and began 
considering amendments to 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. 
                                               Pages H5416-41, H5441-50
  Pursuant to the rule, the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence 
amendment in the nature of a substitute now printed in the bill (H. 
Rept. 107-592) was considered as an original bill for the purpose of 
amendment.
Page H5425
Agreed To:
  Smith of New Jersey amendment to the Roemer amendment No. 9 printed 
in the Congressional Record of July 23 that includes representation of 
family members of victims of terrorist attacks on the National 
Commission on Terrorist Attacks;
Pages H5436-40
  Roemer amendment No. 9 printed in the Congressional Record of July 
23, as amended, that creates a National Commission on Terrorist Attacks 
Upon the United States (agreed to by a recorded vote of 219 ayes to 188 
noes, Roll No. 347).
Pages H5428-41
  Chambliss amendment No. 3 printed in the Congressional Record of July 
23, that establishes the Homeland Security Information Sharing Act; 
                                                         Pages H5441-44

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  Pelosi amendment No. 8 printed in the Congressional Record of July 
23, that clarifies the use of funds for counter-drug and 
counterterrorism activities for Colombia;
                                                         Pages H5444-45
  Goss amendment No. 5 printed in the Congressional Record of July 23, 
as modified, that limits the use of the Defense Emergency Response 
Fund;
                                                             Page H5445
  Roemer amendment No. 1 printed in the Congressional Record of July 22 
that requires a report on the establishment of a Civilian Linguist 
Reserve Corps comprised of individuals with advanced skills in foreign 
languages; and
                                                         Pages H5446-48
  Hastings of Florida enbloc amendment consisting of amendments No. 6 
and 7 printed in the Congressional Record of July 23 that expresses the 
sense of Congress on diversity in the workforce of intelligence 
community agencies and requires an annual report on the hiring and 
retention of minority employees in the intelligence community. 
                                                         Pages H5448-50
                                                             Withdrawn:
  Engel amendment No. 4 printed in the Congressional Record of July 23, 
was offered but subsequently withdrawn that sought to specify 
limitations on the assistance provided to the Palestinian Security 
Services.
                                                         Pages H5445-46
  The Clerk was authorized to make technical corrections and conforming 
changes in the engrossment of the bill.
                                                             Page H5450
  Agreed to H. Res. 497, the rule that provided for the consideration 
of the bill by voice vote.
                                                         Pages H5413-16
Order of Business--Intelligence Authorization: Agreed that during 
consideration of H.R. 4628 in the Committee of the Whole pursuant to H. 
Res. 497, no further amendment to the committee amendment in the nature 
of a substitute may be offered after the legislative day of July 24, 
2002 except pro forma amendments offered by the Chairman or ranking 
minority member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence or 
their designees for the purpose of debate.
  Page H5441
Order of Business--Corporate and Auditing Accountability, 
Responsibility, and Transparency Act Conference Report: Agreed that it 
be in order at any time on Thursday, July 25, 2002 to consider a 
conference report to accompany H.R. 3763, Corporate and Auditing 
Accountability, Responsibility, and Transparency Act; that the 
conference report be considered as read; and that all points of order 
against the conference report and against its consideration be waived. 
                                                             Page H5441
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003: Debated on 
July 23, 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 (agreed to 
by a yea-and-nay vote of 413 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 335); and 
                                                             Page H5318
  Condemning the Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners by the Chinese 
Government: Debated on July 22, H. Con. Res. 188, amended, expressing 
the sense of Congress that the Government of the People's Republic of 
China should cease its persecution of Falun Gong practitioners (agreed 
to by a yea-and-nay vote of 420 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 
344).
  Pages H5374-75
Recess: The House recessed at 2:45 a.m. on Thursday, July 25 and 
reconvened at 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 25.
Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on 
pages H5454-57.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea-and-nay votes and nine recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages 
H5318, H5341-42, H5342-43, H5343, H5343-44, H5351-52, H5352, H5373, 
H5373-74, H5374, H5383, H5393, and H5440-41. There were no quorum 
calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 9:02 a.m. on 
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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT IMPLEMENTATION
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Held a hearing on 
``Implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act.'' Testimony was heard 
from Gene Hickok, Under Secretary, Department of Education; William 
Windler, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Education, State of 
Colorado; and public witnesses.
TEMPORARY WAIVER--CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS UNDER CLEAN AIR ACT--AREAS IN 
NEW YORK WHERE ACTS OF TERRORISM DESTROYED PLANNING OFFICES AND 
RESOURCES
Committee on Energy and Air Quality: Subcommittee on Energy and Air 
Quality approved for full Committee action 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.

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COMMUNITY CHOICE IN REAL ESTATE ACT
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Financial Institutions 
and Consumer Credit held a hearing on H.R. 3424, Community Choice in 
Real Estate Act. Testimony was heard from Representatives Calvert and 
Kanjorski; and public witnesses.
OVERSIGHT--CYBER-TERRORISM
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Government Efficiency, 
Financial Management and Intergovernmental Relations held an oversight 
hearing on ``Cyber-terrorism: Is the Nation's Critical Infrastructure 
Adequately Protected?'' Testimony was heard from Robert F. Dacey, 
Director, Information Security, GAO; Ronald L. Dick, Director, National 
Infrastructure Protection Center, FBI, Department of Justice; John S. 
Tritak, Director, Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office, Department 
of Commerce; and public witnesses.
OVERSIGHT--COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES PANEL--REVIEW FINDINGS
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Technology and 
Procurement Policy held a hearing entitled ``An Oversight Hearing to 
Review the Findings of the Commercial Activities Panel.'' Testimony was 
heard from David M. Walker, Comptroller, GAO; Angela Styles, Director, 
Office of Federal Procurement Policy, OMB; Joseph Sikes, Director, 
Competitive Sourcing and Privatization, Department of Defense; and 
public witnesses.
``MARSHALL PLAN'' FOR THE MIDDLE EAST
Committee on International Relations: Held a hearing on Economic 
Development and Integration as a Catalyst for Peace: A ``Marshall 
Plan'' for the Middle East. Testimony was heard from former Senator 
George J. Mitchell, State of Maine; Rima Khalaf Hunaidi, Assistant 
Secretary-General, United Nations, Assistant Administrator and Regional 
Director, Regional Bureau for Arab States, United Nations Development 
Programme; and public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on International Relations: Subcommittee on Europe approved 
for full Committee action, as amended, 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.
WESTERN HEMISPHERE--COFFEE CRISIS
Committee on International Relations: Subcommittee on Western 
Hemisphere held a hearing on the Coffee Crisis in the Western 
Hemisphere. Testimony was heard from Adolfo Franco, Assistant 
Administrator, Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, AID, 
Department of State; Franklin Lee, Deputy Administrator, Commodity and 
Marketing Programs, USDA; and public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Resources: Ordered reported the following bills: H.R. 
2099, amended, 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, amended, 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, amended, Lower Los 
Angeles River and San Gabriel River Watersheds Study Act of 2001; H.R. 
2748, amended, National War Permanent Tribute Historical Database Act; 
H.R. 3407, amended, Indian Finance Act Reform Amendment; H.R. 3434, 
amended, McLoughlin House National Historic Site Act; H.R. 3449, to 
revise the boundaries of the George Washington Birthplace National 
Monument; H.R. 4622, amended, Gateway Communities Cooperation Act of 
2002; H.R. 4682, Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site 
Boundary Revision Act; H.R. 4708, amended, Fremont-Madison Conveyance 
Act; H.R. 4917, amended, Los Padres National Forest 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, amended, 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. 5039, amended, Humboldt Project Conveyance Act; 
and S. 1105, Grand Teton National Park Land Exchange Act.
SAME DAY CONSIDERATION--HOMELAND SECURITY ACT
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a resolution waiving clause 
6(a) of rule XII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a rule on the 
same day it is

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reported from the Rules Committee) against certain resolutions reported 
from the Rules Committee. The resolution applies the waiver to any 
special rule reported on the legislative day of Thursday, July 25, 
2002, providing for the consideration or disposition of the bill (H.R. 
5005) to establish the Department of Homeland Security, and for other 
purposes.
HOMELAND SECURITY ACT
Committee on Rules: Testimony was heard from Representatives Armey, 
Burton, Shays, Horn, Weldon of Florida, Putnam, Morella, Hyde, Smith of 
New Jersey, Kingston, Hunter, Deal of Georgia, Smith of Texas, Wamp, 
Pelosi, Menendez, DeLauro, Waxman, Maloney of New York, Cummings, 
Turner, Schakowsky, Watson, Lantos, Crowley, Engel, Jackson-Lee of 
Texas, Hooley, Israel, Woolsey, and Oberstar on H.R. 5005, Homeland 
Security Act of 2002.
BOB STUMP NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT--MOTION TO CONCUR IN 
SENATE AMENDMENT WITH AMENDMENT
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a resolution providing that 
upon adoption of the rule, H.R. 4546, Bob Stump National Defense 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003, with the Senate amendment, be 
taken from the Speaker's table and is hereby agreed to with an 
amendment, consisting of the text of H.R. 4546, as passed by the House 
and the text of H.R. 4547, as passed by the House. The resolution 
provides that the House shall be considered to have insisted on its 
amendment to the Senate amendment and to have requested a conference 
thereon.
SATELLITE DATA MANAGEMENT AT NOAA
Committee on Science: Subcommittee on Environment, Technology and 
Standards held a hearing on Satellite Data Management at NOAA. 
Testimony was heard from Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr., Under Secretary, 
Oceans and Atmosphere, NOAA, Department of Commerce; Linda D. Koontz, 
Director, Information Issues, GAO; and a public witness.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES; PROSPECTUSES
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Ordered reported the 
following measures: 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, amended, Dam Safety and Security Act of 2002; 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; and H.R. 5169, Wastewater Treatment Works Security Act.
  The Committee also approved several Army Corps of Engineers Survey 
resolutions and GSA Capitol Investment and Leasing Program resolutions.
VETERANS' LEGISLATION
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Benefits held a hearing 
on the following bills: H.R. 5111, Servicemember's Civil Relief Act; 
and H.R. 4017, Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Equity Act. 
Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
  Hearings continue tomorrow.
GLOBAL HOT SPOTS
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Met in executive session to 
discuss Global Hot Spots. Testimony was heard from departmental 
witnesses.
FUTURE IMAGERY ARCHITECTURE
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Subcommittee on Technical 
and Tactical Intelligence met in executive session to hold a hearing on 
Future Imagery Architecture. Testimony was heard from departmental 
witnesses.

Joint Meetings
ECONOMIC STATISTICS
Joint Economic Committee: Committee concluded hearings to examine the 
measuring of economic change, focusing on international trade data, 
gross domestic product estimates, and electronic commerce, after 
receiving testimony from Donald L. Evans, Secretary of Commerce; and 
William D. Nordhaus, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, on behalf 
of the Bureau of Economic Analysis Advisory Committee.
CORPORATE AND AUDITING ACCOUNTABILITY, RESPONSIBILITY, AND TRANSPARENCY 
ACT
Conferees agreed to file a conference report on the differences between 
the Senate and House passed versions of H.R. 3763, to protect investors 
by improving the accuracy and reliability of corporate disclosures made 
pursuant to the securities laws.


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Daily Digest/NEW PUBLIC LAWS

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                             NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest of July 8, 2002, p. 
                                 D712)
  H.J. Res. 87, approving the site at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, for the 
development of a repository for the disposal of high-level radioactive 
waste and spent nuclear fuel, pursuant to the Nuclear Waste Policy Act 
of 1982. Signed on July 23, 2002. (Public Law 107-200)
  S. 2594, to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to purchase 
silver on the open market when the silver stockpile is depleted, to be 
used to mint coins. Signed on July 23, 2002. (Public Law 107-201)


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2002-07-25

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[Pages D822-D823]
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                    COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

                             JULY 25, 2002

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Appropriations: 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; proposed legislation 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; proposed legislation 
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; and proposed legislation making 
appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug 
Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2003, 2 p.m., S-128, Capitol.
  Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine the 
national security implications of the Strategic Offensive Reductions 
Treaty, 9:30 a.m., SD-106.
  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: business meeting 
to consider the nominations of Paul S. Atkins, of Virginia, Harvey 
Jerome Goldschmid, of New York, Cynthia A. Glassman, of Virginia, 
and Roel C. Campos, of Texas, each to be a Member of the Securities 
and Exchange Commission, Time to be announced, Room to be announced.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold 
hearings to examine aviation security transition, focusing on the 
deployment of baggage screening equipment, cockpit security, and air 
cargo security, 9:30 a.m., SR-253.
  Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Public 
Lands and Forests, to hold hearings to examine S. 2672, to provide 
opportunities for collaborative restoration projects on National 
Forest System and other public domain lands, 2:30 p.m., SD-366.
  Committee on Environment and Public Works: business meeting to 
consider S. 1602, to help protect the public against the threat of 
chemical attack; S. 1746, to amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 and 
the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 to strengthen security at 
sensitive nuclear facilities; S. 1850, to amend the Solid Waste 
Disposal Act to bring underground storage tanks into compliance with 
subtitle I of that Act, to promote cleanup of leaking underground 
storage tanks, to provide sufficient resources for such compliance 
and cleanup; proposed legislation authorizing funds for the John F. 
Kennedy Center Plaza; and the nominations of John S. Bresland, of 
New Jersey, to be a Member, and Carolyn W. Merritt, of Illinois, to 
be Chairperson and Member, each of the Chemical Safety and Hazard 
Investigation Board; and John Peter Suarez, of New Jersey, to be 
Assistant Administrator for Enforcement and Compliance of the 
Environmental Protection Agency, 11 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, 10:30 a.m., SD-
419.
  Committee on Governmental Affairs: business meeting to continue to 
reconsider the Committee's action of May 22, 2002, 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, 9:30 a.m., SD-342.
  Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: to hold 
hearings to examine violence against women in the workplace, 
focusing on the extent of the problem and government and business 
responses, 10 a.m., SD-430.
  Committee on Indian Affairs: to hold hearings to examine the July 
2, 2002 Report of the Department of the Interior to Congress on 
historical accounting of Individual Indian Money Accounts, 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: to hold oversight hearings to examine 
the Department of Justice, 10 a.m., SD-226.


                                 House

  Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health, hearing 
entitled ``Examining Prescription Drug Reimportation: a Review of a 
Proposal to Allow Third Parties to Reimport Prescription Drugs,'' 1 
p.m., 2123 Rayburn.

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  Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled 
``The U.S. National Climate Change Assessment: Do the Climate Models 
Project a Useful Picture of Regional Climate?'' 9:30 a.m., 2322 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on International 
Monetary Policy and Trade, hearing on the expected authorization 
requests on the U.S. participation in the World Bank-International 
Development Association and the African Development Fund, 1:30 p.m., 
2128 Rayburn.
  Committee on Government Reform, hearing on ``Diet, Physical 
Activity, and Dietary Supplements--the Scientific Basis for 
Improving Health, Saving Money, and Preserving Personal Choice,'' 10 
a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on International Relations, hearing on Loose Nukes, 
Biological Terrorism, and Chemical Warfare: Using Russian Debt to 
Enhance Security, 10:45 a.m., 2172 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, 1 p.m., 2255 Rayburn.
  Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral 
Resources, hearing on H.R. 5156, to amend the Outer Continental 
Shelf Lands Act to protect the economic and land use interests of 
the Federal Government in the management of outer continental shelf 
lands for energy-related and certain other purposes, 2 p.m., 1334 
Longworth.
  Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans, to 
mark up H.R. 4781, Marine Mammal Protection Act Amendments of 2002, 
2 p.m., 1324 Longworth.
  Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health, the Subcommittee on 
National Parks, Recreation, and Public Lands, and the Subcommittee 
on Fisheries Conservation and Oceans, joint hearing on the following 
bills: H.R. 2386, Outfitters Policy Act of 2002; H.R. 1811, PILT and 
Refuge Revenue Sharing Permanent Funding Act; and H.R. 5081, 
Property Tax Endowment Act of 2002; 10 a.m., 1334 Longworth.
  Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health, hearing on the 
following: a measure to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to 
convey real property in the Dixie National Forest in the State of 
Utah; and H.R. 5032, to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to 
convey National Forest System lands in the Mendocino National 
Forest, California, to authorize the use of the proceeds from such 
conveyances for National Forest purposes, 10 a.m., 1334 Longworth.
  Subcommittee on Water and Power, hearing and markup of the 
following bills: H.R. 4910, to authorize the Secretary of the 
Interior to revise a repayment contract with the Tom Green County 
Water Control and Improvement District No. 1, San Angelo project, 
Texas; and H.R. 5123, to address certain matter related to Colorado 
River water management and the Salton Sea by providing funding for 
habitat enhancement projects at the Salton Sea, 10 a.m., 1324 
Longworth.
  Committee on Science, Subcommittee on Energy, hearing on Future 
Direction of the Department of Energy's Office of Science, 10 a.m., 
2318 Rayburn.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on 
Highways and Transit, oversight hearing on Transportation Solutions 
in a Community Context: the Need for Better Transportation Systems 
for Everyone, 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Benefits, to 
continue hearings 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.
  Committee on Ways and Means, to mark up the following bills: the 
Back to School Tax Relief Act of 2002; and H.R. 4889, Patient Safety 
Improvement Act of 2002, 2 p.m., 1100 Longworth.
  Subcommittee on Human Resources, hearing on fraud and abuse in the 
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, 10:30 a.m., B-318 
Rayburn.


                             Joint Meetings

  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.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                      9:30 a.m., Thursday, July 25

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Thursday: After the transaction of any morning business 
(not to extend beyond 10:30 a.m.), Senate will continue consideration 
of S. 812, Greater Access to Affordable Pharmaceuticals Act, with 1 
hour of debate in relation to the motion to waive section 205 of H. 
Con. Res. 290, 2001 Congressional Budget Resolution, with respect to 
the emergency designation in Section C of Rockefeller Amendment No. 
4316 (to Amendment No. 4299); to be followed by a vote on the motion to 
waive.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                       10 a.m., Thursday, July 25

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Thursday: Consideration of the Conference report on H.R. 
3763, Corporate and Auditing Accountability, Responsibility, and 
Transparency Act (unanimous consent)
  Consideration of a motion to go to conference on H.R. 4546, Defense 
Authorization Act (rule providing for consideration of the motion); and
  Consideration of H.R. 5005, Homeland Security Bill (subject to a 
rule). 


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