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                                           Wednesday, July 31, 2002

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HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate agreed to S. 812, Greater Access to Affordable 
      Pharmaceuticals Act.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S7617-S7766
Measures Introduced: Seven bills and three resolutions were introduced, 
as follows: S. 2827-2833, and S. Res. 312-314.
  Page S7744
Measures Reported:
  S. 2132, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the 
establishment of medical emergency preparedness centers in the Veterans 
Health Administration, to provide for the enhancement of the medical 
research activities of the Department of Veterans Affairs, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 107-229)
  S. 2734, to provide emergency assistance to non-farm small business 
concerns that have suffered economic harm from the devastating effects 
of drought, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. 
No. 107-230)
  H.R. 486, for the relief of Barbara Makuch.
  H.R. 487, for the relief of Eugene Makuch.
  H.R. 3892, to amend title 28, United States Code, to make certain 
modifications in the judicial discipline procedures, with an amendment 
in the nature of a substitute.
  S. 2713, to amend title 28, United States Code, to make certain 
modifications in the judicial discipline procedures.
Page S7742
Measures Passed:
Greater Access to Affordable Pharmaceuticals Act: By 78 yeas to 21 nays 
(Vote No. 201), Senate passed S. 812, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, 
and Cosmetic Act to provide greater access to affordable 
pharmaceuticals, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed 
thereto:
  Pages S7618-51
  Reid (for Dorgan) Amendment No. 4299, to permit commercial 
importation of prescription drugs from Canada, as amended. (By 
unanimous consent, the pending cloture motion on the amendment was 
withdrawn.)
Pages S7618-33
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following actions:
  By 49 yeas to 50 nays (Vote No. 199), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
failed to approve the motion to waive the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974 with respect to Graham Amendment No. 4345 (to Amendment No. 4299), 
to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide protection 
for all Medicare beneficiaries against the cost of prescription drugs. 
Subsequently, the point of order that the amendment violates section 
302(f) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 was sustained, and the 
amendment thus fell.
Pages S7618-33
  By 66 yeas to 33 nays (Vote No. 200), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed 
to the motion to close further debate on the bill.
Pages S7633-34
Department of Defense Appropriations Act: Senate began consideration of 
H.R. 5010, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2003, taking action on the following 
amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S7656-S7705, S7709-28
Adopted:
  Inouye (for Allen) Amendment No. 4373, to make available from amounts 
available for the Air Force for research, development, test, and 
evaluation $5,000,000 for the Variable Flow Ducted Rocket propulsion 
system (PE063216F).
Pages S7687-88
  Inouye (for Breaux) Amendment No. 4374, to set aside funding under 
RDT, Navy, for the Human Resource Enterprise Strategy at the Space 
and Naval Warfare Information Technology Center.
Pages S7687-88

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  Inouye (for Bennett) Amendment No. 4375, to set aside from amounts 
available from H.R. 4775 to settle the taking of property adjacent to 
the Army Tooele Depot, Utah.
Pages S7687-88
  Inouye (for Cleland) Amendment No. 4376, to make available from 
amounts available for Defense-Wide research, development, test, and 
evaluation, $3,000,000 for execution of the ferrite diminishing 
manufacturing program by the Defense Micro-Electronics Activity. 
                                                         Pages S7687-88
  Inouye (for Collins) Amendment No. 4377, to set aside from amounts 
available for the Navy for research, development, test, and evaluation, 
$2,000,000 for Structural Reliability of FRP Composites (PE0602123N). 
                                                         Pages S7687-88
  Inouye (for Conrad) Amendment No. 4378, to set aside from amounts 
available for the Army for research, development, test, and evaluation, 
$5,000,000 for the Medical Vanguard Project to expand the clinical 
trial of the Internet-based diabetes managements system under that 
project.
Pages S7687-88
  Inouye (for Dayton) Amendment No. 4379, to make available from 
amounts available for the Army for operation and maintenance, 
$3,700,000 for Live Fire Range Upgrades.
Pages S7687-88
  Inouye (for DeWine) Amendment No. 4380, to set aside funding under 
RDT, Army, for materials joining for Army weapon systems. 
                                                         Pages S7687-88
  Inouye (for Ensign) Amendment No. 4381, to make available from 
amounts available to the Army for other procurement $500,000 for PRC-
117F SATCOM backpack radios.
Pages S7687-88
  Inouye (for Frist/Thompson) Amendment No. 4382, to make available 
from amounts available to the Army, up to $5,000,000 may be used for 
Expandable Light Air Mobility Shelters (ELAMS).
Pages S7687-88
  Inouye (for Kyl) Amendment No. 4383, to set aside from amounts 
available for the Navy for research, development, test, and evaluation 
for Extended Range Anti-Air Warfare.
Pages S7687-88
  Inouye (for Santorum/Specter) Amendment No. 4384, to set aside from 
amounts available for the Army Reserve for operation and maintenance 
$3,000,000 for Land Forces Readiness for Information Operations 
Sustainment.
Pages S7687-88
  Inouye (for Santorum/Specter) Amendment No. 4385, to set aside from 
amounts available for the Air Force for research, development, test, 
and evaluation $1,000,000 for Space and Missile Operations for the 
Civil Reserve Space Service (CRSS) initiative.
Pages S7687-88
  Inouye (for Voinovich/DeWine) Amendment No. 4386, to set aside 
funding under RDT, Air Force, for the Viable Combat Avionics 
Initiative of the Air Force.
Pages S7687-88
  Inouye (for Bingaman) Amendment No. 4400, to set aside from amounts 
available for the Air Force for research, development, test, and 
evaluation for Major T Investment (PE0604759F), $2,500,000 for the 
Maglev upgrade program.
Pages S7688-89
  Inouye (for Dorgan) Amendment No. 4401, to provide funds for the 
Chameleon Miniaturized Wireless System.
Pages S7688-89
  Inouye (for Murray) Amendment No. 4402, to make available from 
amounts available for the Army for research, development, test, and 
evaluation, $9,000,000 for continuing design and fabrication of the 
industrial short pulse laser development-femtosecond laser. 
                                                         Pages S7688-89
  Inouye (for Reid) Amendment No. 4403, to make available from amounts 
available to the Navy for research, development, test, and evaluation 
$4,000,000 for Marine Corps program wide support (PE0605873M) for 
chemical and biological consequence management for continuing 
biological and chemical decontamination technology research for the 
United States Marine Corps Systems Command on a biological 
decontamination technology that uses electro-chemically activated 
solution (ECASOL).
Pages S7688-89
  Stevens (for Warner) Amendment No. 4404, to require a preliminary 
engineering study and environmental analysis of establishing a 
connector road between United States Route 1 and Telegraph Road in the 
vicinity of Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and to earmark $5,000,000 for the 
Army for operation and maintenance for that preliminary study and 
analysis.
Pages S7688-89
  Inouye (for Dodd) Amendment No. 4405, to make available from amounts 
available for the Army for research, development, test, and evaluation 
$5,000,000 for research on miniature and micro fuel cell systems. 
                                                         Pages S7688-89
  Stevens (for Nickles) Amendment No. 4406, to make available from 
amounts available for research, development, test, and evaluation, 
defense-wide $3,000,000 for the Supercritical Water Systems Explosives 
Demilitarization Technology.
Pages S7688-89
  Stevens (for Roberts) Amendment No. 4407, to appropriate, with an 
offset, $1,000,000 for research, analysis, and assessment of federal, 
state, and local efforts to counter potential agroterrorist attacks. 
                                                         Pages S7688-89
  Inouye Amendment No. 4408, to make a technical correction to the 
supplemental appropriation for fiscal year 2002 (H.R. 4775). 
                                                         Pages S7688-89
  Stevens (for Collins) Amendment No. 4409, to provide for the 
transition of the naval base on

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Schoodic Peninsula, Maine, to utilization as a research and education 
center for Acadia National Park.
Pages S7688-89
  Inouye (for Carper) Amendment No. 4410, to make available from 
amounts available for the Navy for research, development, test, and 
evaluation $8,000,000 for the Integrated Biological Warfare Technology 
Platform.
Pages S7688-89
  Inouye (for Biden) Amendment No. 4411, to make available from amounts 
available for the Army for research, development, test, and evaluation 
$5,000,000 for the Rotary, Multi-Fuel, Auxiliary Power Unit. 
                                                         Pages S7688-89
  Reid (for Wellstone) Amendment No. 4412 (to Amendment No.4364), of a 
perfecting nature.
Pages S7690-S7700
  Subsequently, the adoption of the amendment was vitiated and the 
amendment was withdrawn.
Page S7700
  Wellstone Amendment No. 4364, to prohibit the use of funds made 
available in this Act for payment on any new contract to any corporate 
expatriate.
Pages S7686-87, S7689-S7700
  Inouye (for Akaka) Amendment No. 4422, to set aside $6,000,000 of 
operation and maintenance, Navy, funds for Servicewide Communications 
for the Critical Infrastructure Protection Program.
Pages S7700-02
  Inouye (for Clinton) Amendment No. 4423, to make available from 
amounts available for the Air Force for operation and maintenance 
$500,000 for a contribution to the renovation of Hangar Building 101 at 
former Griffiss Air Force Base, New York, in order to facilitate the 
reuse of the building for economic development purposes. 
                                                         Pages S7700-02
  Stevens (for Inhofe) Amendment No. 4424, to make available from 
amounts available for Defense-Wide research, development, test, and 
evaluation $8,000,000 for the Maintainers Remote Logistics Network. 
                                                         Pages S7700-02
  Inouye (for Feinstein) Amendment No. 4425, to make available from 
amounts available for the Navy for research, development, test, and 
evaluation $5,000,00 for the Integrated Chemical Biological Warfare 
Agent Detector Chip.
Pages S7700-02
  Stevens (for Hutchison) Amendment No. 4426, to make available from 
amounts available for Air Force research and development $1,000,000 for 
research on nanoenergetic materials.
Pages S7700-02
  Stevens (for Thompson/Frist) Amendment No. 4427, to make available 
from amounts available for the Army National Guard for operation and 
maintenance $2,000,000 for the Communicator emergency notification 
system.
Pages S7700-02
  Inouye (for Landrieu) Amendment No. 4428, to authorize a grant of 
$5,000,000 to the National D-Day Museum.
Pages S7700-02
  Inouye (for Nelson (FL)) Amendment No. 4429, to make available from 
amounts available for the Navy for research, development, test, and 
evaluation $6,000,000 for the Center for Advanced Power Systems. 
                                                         Pages S7700-02
  Stevens (for Bunning) Amendment No. 4430, to allow the Department of 
Defense to obligate funds to secure its sensitive and classified 
materials to further enhance the national security of the United 
States.
Pages S7700-02
  Inouye (for Kennedy) Amendment No. 4431, to make available from the 
National Defense Sealift Fund $10,000,000 for implementing the 
recommendations resulting from the Navy's Non-Self Deployable 
Watercraft (NDSW) Study and the Joint Chiefs of Staff Focused Logistics 
Study to determine the requirements of the Navy for providing lift 
support for mine warfare ships and other vessels.
Pages S7700-02
  Inouye (for Carnahan) Amendment No. 4432, to set aside from amounts 
available for the Air National Guard for operation and maintenance 
$350,000 for medical equipment.
Pages S7700-02
  Stevens (for Smith (OR)) Amendment No. 4433, to make available from 
amounts available for the Navy for research, development, test, and 
evaluation $8,000,000 for the Sealion Technology Demonstration program.
                                                         Pages S7700-02
  Stevens (for Craig) Amendment No. 4434, to provide for standardized 
digitizing, conversion, indexing, and formatting of captured foreign 
documentary materials.
Pages S7700-02
  Stevens (for Grassley) Amendment No. 4388, to provide for the 
designation of a Medal of Honor Flag and for presentation of that flag 
to recipients of the Medal of Honor.
Pages S7700-02
  Lugar Amendment No. 4435, to authorize the waiver of the prohibition 
on the use of Cooperative Threat Reduction funds for chemical weapons 
destruction.
Pages S7702-05
  McCain Amendment No. 4443, to remove the waiting period in the 
limitation on use of funds for conversion of the 939th Combat Search 
and Rescue Wing.
Page S7705
  McCain Amendment No. 4444, to prohibit the use of funds for leasing 
of transport/VIP aircraft under any contract not entered into pursuant 
to full and open competition.
Page S7709
  Wellstone Amendment No. 4447, to set aside Defense-wide operation and 
maintenance funds for review and mitigation of domestic violence 
involving Department of Defense personnel.
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  Byrd/Grassley Amendment No. 4448, to provide certain requirements and 
limitations regarding the use of government purchase charge cards and 
government travel charge cards by Department of Defense personnel. 
                                                         Pages S7719-21
  Stevens (for Nickles) Amendment No. 4454, to make available from 
amounts available for the Air Force operations and maintenance 
$2,000,000 for the Aircraft Repair Enhancement Program at the Oklahoma 
City Air Logistics Center.
Page S8821
  Inouye (for Miller) Amendment No. 4455, to make available from 
amounts available for the Navy for research, development, test, and 
evaluation, $1,300,000 for Trouble Reports Information Data Warehouse. 
                                                         Pages S7721-22
  Stevens (for Snowe) Amendment No. 4456, to set aside Navy operation 
and maintenance funds for the Navy Pilot Human Resources Call Center, 
Cutler, Maine.
Pages S7721-22
  Inouye (for Nelson (FL)/Graham) Amendment No. 4457, to make available 
from amounts available for Defense-Wide research, development, test, 
and evaluation $2,170,000 for the Nanophotonic Systems Fabrication 
Facility.
Pages S7721-22
  Stevens (for Snowe/Sessions) Amendment No. 4458, to make available 
for Defense-Wide research, development, test, and evaluation $5,000,000 
for small kill vehicle technology development (PE0603175C) for mid-
course phase ballistic missile defense.
Pages S7721-22
  Stevens (for Warner) Amendment No. 4459, to make available 
$10,000,000 for the Common Affordable Radar Processing program under 
Title IV, Research, Development, Test and Evaluation.
Pages S7721-22
  Inouye (for Boxer) Amendment No. 4460, to provide additional 
resources to the Family Advocacy Program at the Department of Defense. 
                                                         Pages S7721-22
  Inouye (for Torricelli/Corzine) Amendment No. 4461, to make available 
from amounts available for the Navy for operation and maintenance 
$2,500,000 for the disposal of materials dredged from Reach A at Earle 
Naval Weapons Station, New Jersey.
Pages S7721-22
  Stevens Amendment No. 4462, to provide that the Commander in Chief of 
the U.S. European Command shall submit a plan to the congressional 
defense committees that provides for the refurbishment and re-engining 
of the NATO AWACS aircraft fleet.
Pages S7721-22
  Inouye (for Hollings) Amendment No. 4463, to require the transfer of 
administrative jurisdiction over the portion of former Charleston Naval 
Base, South Carolina, comprising a law enforcement training facility of 
the Department of Justice.
Page S7722
  Inouye (for Harkin) Amendment No. 4464, to make available from 
amounts available for the Defense Health Program for the Uniformed 
Services University of the Health Sciences Center (USUHS) $2,000,000 
for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research for Military 
Operations and Healthcare (MILCAM).
Page S7722
  Stevens (for Allard) Amendment No. 4465, to set aside up to 
$30,000,000 for the acquisition of commercial imagery, imagery 
products, and service from United States commercial sources of 
satellite-based remote sensing entities.
Page S7722
  Inouye (for Hutchinson) Amendment No. 4466, to set aside $9,000,000 
for RDT, Defense-wide, for a Department of Defense facility for the 
production of vaccines for protecting members of the Armed Forces 
against the effect of use of biological warfare agents. 
                                                         Pages S7722-23
Pending:
  McCain Amendment No. 4445, to require authorization of 
appropriations, as well as appropriations, for leasing of transport/VIP 
aircraft.
Page S7709-17, S7726
  Motion to table McCain Amendment No. 4445, listed above.
Page S7726
  A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the bill at 2 p.m., on Thursday, August 1, 2002; that 
there be 50 minutes remaining for debate; that the only first degree 
amendments in order be McCain Amendment No. 4445, listed above, and the 
committee reported substitute; that there be 10 minutes of debate with 
respect to the McCain amendment, followed by a vote in relation to the 
amendment; that if the McCain amendment is not tabled, then relevant 
second degree amendments would be in order to the McCain amendment; 
that upon disposition of the McCain amendment, the Committee-reported 
substitute as amended, be agreed to, the bill then be read a third 
time, and the Senate then vote on passage of the bill; that the Senate 
insist on its amendment, request a conference with the House thereon, 
and the Chair be authorized to appoint conferees on the part of the 
Senate.
Page S7726
Homeland Security Act: Senate began consideration of the motion to 
proceed to consideration of H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of 
Homeland Security.
  Page S7766
  A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to proceed 
to consideration of the bill and, in accordance with the provisions of 
Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a cloture vote may occur 
on Friday, August 2, 2002.
Page S7766
  Subsequently, the motion to proceed was withdrawn.
Page S7766

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Executive Reports of Committees: Senate received the following 
executive report of a committee:
  Report to accompany Treaty With Niue On Delimitation Of A Maritime 
Boundary (Treaty Doc. 105-53) (Ex. Rept. 107-5)
Pages S7763-64
Removal of Injunction of Secrecy: The injunction of secrecy was removed 
from the following protocol:
  Protocol to Amend Convention for Unification of Certain Rules 
Relating to International Carriage by Air (Treaty Doc. No. 107-14).
  The protocol was transmitted to the Senate today, considered as 
having been read for the first time, and referred, with accompanying 
papers, to the Committee on Foreign Relations and ordered to be 
printed.
Page S7766
Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act Agreement Conference 
Report: A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for 
further consideration of the conference report on H.R. 3009, to extend 
the Andean Trade Preference Act, and to grant additional trade benefits 
under that Act, at 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, August 1, 2002, and that at 
10:30 a.m., the Senate vote on the motion to close further debate on 
the conference report.
  Page S7705
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  By 64 yeas 35 nays (Vote No. 202), D. Brooks Smith, of Pennsylvania, 
to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit. 
                                               Pages S7651-56, S7706-08
  Ben S. Bernanke, of New Jersey, to be a Member of the Board of 
Governors of the Federal Reserve System for the unexpired term of 
fourteen years from February 1, 1990.
  Donald L. Kohn, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Board of Governors 
of the Federal Reserve System for a term of fourteen years from 
February 1, 2002.
  3 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
  8 Army nominations in the rank of general.
  10 Marine Corps nominations in the rank of general.
  10 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.
  Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, 
Navy.
Pages S7706-08
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Nancy P. Jacklin, of New York, to be United States Executive Director 
of the International Monetary Fund for a term of two years.
  D. Jeffrey Hirschberg, of Wisconsin, to be a Member of the 
Broadcasting Board of Governors for a term expiring August 13, 2004.
  1 Army nomination in the rank of general.
  Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Navy.
Pages S7705-06
Executive Communications:
  Pages S7740-42
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Pages S7742-44
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S7744-45
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S7745-48
Additional Statements:
  Pages S7735-40
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S7748-61
Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
  Page S7761
Authority for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S7761-62
Privilege of the Floor:
  Pages S7762-63
Record Votes: Four record votes were taken today. (Total--202) 
                                       Pages S7633, S7634, S7651, S7656
Adjournment: Senate met at 9:30 a.m., and adjourned at 8:27 p.m., until 
9:30 a.m., on Thursday, August 1, 2002.


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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
nominations of Vinicio E. Madrigal, of Louisiana, L.D. Britt, of 
Virginia, Linda J. Stierle, of Maryland, and William C. De La Pena, of 
California, each to be a Member of the Board of Regents of the 
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; John Edward 
Mansfield, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Defense Nuclear 
Facilities Safety Board; Lt. Gen. James T. Hill, for appointment in the 
United States Army to the grade of General while assigned to a position 
of importance and responsibility under title 10, U.S.C., section 601; 
Vice Adm. Edmund P. Giambastiani Jr., for appointment in the United 
States Navy to the grade of Admiral while assigned to a position of 
importance and responsibility under title 10, U.S.C., section 601; and 
4,694 nominations in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force.
OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM
Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded open and closed 
hearings to examine the status of Operation Enduring Freedom in 
Afghanistan, after receiving testimony from Donald H. Rumsfeld, 
Secretary of Defense; and Gen. Tommy R. Franks, USA, Commander in 
Chief, United States Central Command.

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NOMINATIONS
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee ordered 
favorably reported the nominations of Ben S. Bernanke, of New Jersey, 
and Donald L. Kohn, of Virginia, each to be a Member of the Board of 
Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
NOMINATION
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded 
hearings on the nomination of Rebecca Dye, of North Carolina, to be a 
Federal Maritime Commissioner, after the witness testified and answered 
questions in her own behalf.
RAILROAD SHIPPER CONCERNS
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on 
Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine concluded hearings to 
examine railroad shipper issues, including progress since the 
implementation of the Staggers Rail Act (P.L. 96-448), after receiving 
testimony from Linda Morgan, Chairman, Surface Transportation Board, 
Department of Transportation; John W. Snow, CSX Corporation, Richmond, 
Virginia; Terry Huval, Lafayette Utilities System, Lafayette, 
Louisiana, on behalf of the American Public Power Association and 
Consumers United for Rail Equity; Mark W. Schwirtz, Arizona Electric 
Power Cooperative, Inc., Benson; Charles E. Platz, Basell North 
America, Inc., Wilmington, Delaware; Steve Strege, North Dakota Grain 
Dealers Association, Fargo; and Dennis Williams, Roseburg Forest 
Products Company, Roseburg, Oregon.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee ordered favorably 
reported the following bills:
  S. 198, to require the Secretary of the Interior to establish a 
program to provide assistance through States to eligible weed 
management entities to control or eradicate harmful, nonnative weeds on 
public and private land, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute;
  S. 1028, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain 
parcels of land acquired for the Blunt Reservoir and Pierre Canal 
Features of the initial stage of the Oahe Unit, James Division, South 
Dakota, to the Commission of Schools and Public Lands and the 
Department of Game, Fish, and Parks of the State of South Dakota for 
the purpose of mitigating lost wildlife habitat, on the condition that 
the current preferential leaseholders shall have an option to purchase 
the parcels from the Commission, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute;
  S. 1069, to amend the National Trails System Act to clarify Federal 
authority relating to land acquisition from willing sellers for the 
majority of the trails in the System, with amendments;
  S. 1638, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to study the 
suitability and feasibility of designating the French Colonial Heritage 
Area in the State of Missouri as a unit of the National Park System, 
with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 1846, to prohibit oil and gas drilling in Finger Lakes National 
Forest in the State of New York, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute;
  S. 1865, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to study the 
suitability and feasibility of establishing the Lower Los Angeles River 
and San Gabriel River watersheds in the State of California as a unit 
of the National Park System, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute;
  S. 1883, to authorize the Bureau of Reclamation to participate in the 
rehabilitation of the Wallowa Lake Dam in Oregon,
  S. 1943, to expand the boundary of the George Washington Birthplace 
National Monument, with an amendment;
  S. 1944, to revise the boundary of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison 
National Park and Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area in the 
State of Colorado, with amendments;
  S. 1999, to reauthorize the Mni Wiconi Rural Water Supply Project, 
with an amendment;
  S. 2018, to establish the T'uf Shur Bien Preservation Trust Area 
within the Cibola National Forest in the State of New Mexico to resolve 
a land claim involving the Sandia Mountain Wilderness, with an 
amendment;
  S. 2222, to resolve certain conveyances and provide for alternative 
land selections under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act related 
to Cape Fox Corporation and Sealaska Corporation, with an amendment in 
the nature of a substitute;
  S. 2388, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to study certain 
sites in the historic district of Beaufort, South Carolina, relating to 
the Reconstruction Era, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute;
  S. 2482, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to grant to 
Deschutes and Crook Counties in the State of Oregon a right-of-way to 
West Butte Road, with an amendment;
  S. 2519, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study 
of Coltsville in the State of Connecticut for potential inclusion in 
the National Park System, with an amendment;
  S. 2571, to direct the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of 
Agriculture to conduct a joint special resources study to evaluate the 
suitability and feasibility of establishing the Rim of the Valley 
Corridor as a unit of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation 
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  S. 2598, to enhance the criminal penalties for illegal trafficking of 
archaeological resources, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute;
  H.R. 37, to amend the National Trails System Act to update the 
feasibility and suitability studies of 4 national historic trails and 
provide for possible additions to such trails, with an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute;
  H.R. 38, to provide for additional lands to be included within the 
boundaries of the Homestead National Monument of America in the State 
of Nebraska;
  H.R. 107, to require that the Secretary of the Interior conduct a 
study to identify sites and resources, to recommend alternatives for 
commemorating and interpreting the Cold War, with amendments;
  H.R. 695, to establish the Oil Region National Heritage Area, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute (As approved by the committee, 
the substitute amendment incorporates provisions of S. 1526, S. 1925, 
S. 1939, S. 2033, S. 2196, and S. 2576.);
  H.R. 706, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain 
properties in the vicinity of the Elephant Butte Reservoir and the 
Caballo Reservoir, New Mexico;
  H.R. 1712, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to make 
adjustments to the boundary of the National Park of American Samoa to 
include certain portions of the islands of Ofu and Olosega within the 
park;
  H.R. 1776, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to study the 
suitability and feasibility of establishing the Buffalo Bayou National 
Heritage Area in west Houston, Texas;
  H.R. 1814, to amend the National Trails System Act to designate the 
Metacomet-Monadnock-Mattabesett Trail extending through western 
Massachusetts and central Connecticut for study for potential addition 
to the National Trails System;
  H.R. 1870, to provide for the sale of certain real property within 
the Newlands Project in Nevada, to the city of Fallon, Nevada;
  H.R. 1906, to amend the Act that established the Pu'uhonua O Honaunau 
National Historical Park to expand the boundaries of that park;
  H.R. 1925, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to study the 
suitability and feasibility of designating the Waco Mammoth Site Area 
in Waco, Texas, as a unit of the National Park System;
  H.R. 2109, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a 
special resource study of Virginia Key Beach Park in Biscayne Bay, 
Florida, for possible inclusion in the National Park System;
  H.R. 2115, to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study 
and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to 
participate in the design, planning, and construction of a project to 
reclaim and reuse wastewater within and outside of the service area of 
the Lakehaven Utility District, Washington;
  H.R. 2828, to authorize payments to certain Klamath Project water 
distribution entities for amounts assessed by the entities for 
operation and maintenance of the Project's transferred works for 2001, 
to authorize refunds to such entities of amounts collected by the 
Bureau of Reclamation for reserved works for 2001; and
  H.R. 3048, to resolve the claims of Cook Inlet Region, Inc., to lands 
adjacent to the Russian River in the State of Alaska.
WATER AND POWER
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Water and 
Power concluded hearings on S. 1577/H.R. 2990, bills to amend the Lower 
Rio Grande Valley Water Resources Conservation and Improvement Act of 
2000 to authorize additional projects under that Act, S. 1882, to amend 
the Small Reclamation Projects Act of 1956, S. 934, to require the 
Secretary of the Interior to construct the Rocky Boy's North Central 
Montana Regional Water System in the State of Montana, to offer to 
enter into an agreement with the Chippewa Cree Tribe to plan, design, 
construct, operate, maintain and replace the Rocky Boy's Rural Water 
System, and to provide assistance to the North Central Montana Regional 
Water Authority for the planning, design, and construction of the 
noncore system, S. 2556, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to 
convey certain facilities to the Fremont-Madison Irrigation District in 
the State of Idaho, S. 2696, to clear title to certain real property in 
New Mexico associated with the Middle Rio Grande Project, and S. 2773, 
to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to cooperate with the High 
Plains Aquifer States in conducting a hydrogeologic characterization, 
mapping, modeling and monitoring program for the High Plains Aquifer, 
after receiving testimony from Senators Baucus and Crapo; John W. Keys 
III, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation, and Charles G. Groat, 
Director, U.S. Geological Survey, both of the Department of the 
Interior; Dan Keil, North Central Montana Regional Water Authority, 
Conrad; Peter A. Scholle, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral 
Resources, Socorro, on behalf of the High Plains Aquifer Coalition; 
Mayor Martin J. Chavez, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Bruce Sunchild, Sr., 
Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, Box Elder, Montana; 
Jeff Raybould, Fremont-Madison Irrigation District, St. Anthony, Idaho; 
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D.C., on behalf of the Small Reclamation Program Act Coalition; and 
Wayne Halbert, Harlingen Irrigation District, Harlingen, Texas, on 
behalf of the Texas Water Conservation Association and Texas Irrigation 
Council.
SUPERFUND PROGRAM
Committee on Environment and Public Works: Subcommittee on Superfund, 
Toxics, Risk, and Waste Management concluded oversight hearings to 
examine the Environmental Protection Agency Inspector General's Report 
on the Superfund Program, focusing on the clean-up of non Federal 
National Priority List sites, after receiving testimony from Senators 
Torricelli, and Bill Nelson; Nikki L. Tinsley, Inspector General, and 
Marianne Lamont Horinko, Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste 
and Emergency Response, both of the Environmental Protection Agency.
IRAQ
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee held hearings to examine 
threats, responses, and regional considerations surrounding Iraq, 
receiving testimony from Gen. Joseph Hoar, USMC, (Ret.), Delmar, 
California, former Commander-in-Chief of U.S. Central Command; Lt. Gen. 
Thomas G. McInerney, USAF, (Ret.), Washington, D.C., former Assistant 
Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force; Richard Butler, New York, New 
York, and Morton Halperin, Washington, D.C., both of the Council on 
Foreign Relations; Khidhir Hamza, Council on Middle Eastern Affairs, 
New York, New York; Shibley Telhami, University of Maryland Department 
of Government and Politics, College Park; Anthony H. Cordesman and 
Charles Duelfer, both of the Center for Strategic and International 
Studies, Robert L. Gallucci, Georgetown University School of Foreign 
Service, Fouad Ajami, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced 
International Studies, Geoffrey Kemp, Nixon Center, and Mark R. Parris, 
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, and Caldwell, all of Washington, D.C.
  Hearings recessed subject to call.
WEIGHT-LOSS SUPPLEMENT SAFETY
Committee on Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on Oversight of 
Government Management, Restructuring and the District of Columbia 
concluded hearings to examine consumer safety and weight loss 
supplements, focusing on the extent of the use of supplements for 
weight loss purposes, the validity of claims currently being made for 
and against weight loss supplements, and the structure of the current 
federal system of oversight and regulation for dietary supplements, 
after receiving testimony from Janet Heinrich, Director, Health Care--
Public Health Issues, General Accounting Office; Joseph A. Levitt, 
Director, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug 
Administration, and Michael F. Mangano, Principal Deputy Inspector 
General, Office of the Inspector General, both of the Department of 
Health and Human Services; Cynthia T. Culmo, Association of Food and 
Drug Officials, Austin, Texas; Steven B. Heymsfield, Columbia 
University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York, on 
behalf of the St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center New York Obesity 
Research Center; Michael McGuffin, American Herbal Products 
Association, Silver Spring, Maryland; and Karen Ruiz, San Clemente, 
California.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorable reported the 
following business items:
  S. 2713, to amend title 28, United States Code, to make certain 
modifications in the judicial discipline procedures;
  H.R. 3892, to amend title 28, United States Code, to make certain 
modifications in the judicial discipline procedures, with an amendment 
in the nature of a substitute;
  H.R. 486, for the relief of Barbara Makuch;
  H.R. 487, for the relief of Eugene Makuch; and
  The nominations of Timothy J. Corrigan, to be United States District 
Judge for the Middle District of Florida, Jose E. Martinez, to be 
United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida, 
Terrence F. McVerry, to be United States District Judge for the Western 
District of Pennsylvania, Arthur J. Schwab, to be United States 
District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and J.B. Van 
Hollen, of Wisconsin, to be United States Attorney for the Western 
District of Wisconsin, Charles E. Beach, Sr., to be United States 
Marshal for the Southern District of Iowa, Peter A. Lawrence, to be 
United States Marshal for the Western District of New York, Richard 
Vaughn Mecum, to be United States Marshal for the Northern District of 
Georgia, and Burton Stallwood, to be United States Marshal for the 
District of Rhode Island, all of the Department of Justice.
CLASS ACTION LITIGATION
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee held hearings to examine class 
action litigation issues, including the misuse of class actions to 
escape accountability, the expansion of federal courts' jurisdiction to 
hear class actions, and related provisions of S. 1712/H.R. 2341, to 
amend the procedures that apply to consideration of interstate class 
actions to assure fairer outcomes for class members and defendants, 
receiving testimony from Lawrence H. Mirel, District of Columbia 
Department of Insurance and Securities Regulation, F. Paul Bland, Jr., 
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Justice, Walter E. Dellinger III, O'Melveny and Myers, and Thomas J. 
Henderson, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, all of 
Washington, D.C.; Shaneen Wahl, Port Charlotte, Florida, on behalf of 
the Association of Trial Lawyers of America; and Hilda Bankston, 
Bankston Drug Store, Fayette, Mississippi.
  Hearings recessed subject to call.
PRISON RAPE REDUCTION
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded hearings on S. 2619, to 
provide for the analysis of the incidence and effects of prison rape in 
Federal, State, and local institutions and to provide information, 
resources, recommendations, and funding to protect individuals from 
prison rape, after receiving testimony from Representative Wolf; Mark 
Earley, Prison Fellowship Ministries, Reston, Virginia; Robert W. 
Dumond, Franklin Pierce College, Hudson, New Hampshire, on behalf of 
Stop Prison Rape; Rabbi David Saperstein, Religious Action Center of 
Reform Judaism, Washington, D.C.; and Linda Bruntmyer, Amarillo, Texas.
FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee concluded hearings to 
examine S. 2586, to exclude United States persons from the definition 
of ``foreign power'' under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 
1978 relating to international terrorism, and S. 2659, to amend the 
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to modify the standard of 
proof for issuance of orders regarding non-United States persons from 
probable cause to reasonable suspicion, after receiving testimony from 
Senator Schumer; James A. Baker, Counsel for Intelligence Policy, and 
Marion E. Bowman, Deputy General Counsel, Federal Bureau of 
Investigation, both of the Department of Justice; Frederic F. Manget, 
Deputy General Counsel, Central Intelligence Agency; and Jerry Berman, 
Center for Democracy and Technology, and Clifford S. Fishman, Catholic 
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Chamber Action
  The House was not in session today. Pursuant to the provisions of S. 
Con. Res. 132, the House stands adjourned for the Summer District Work 
Period until 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4, 2002.


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  H.R. 3763, to protect investors by improving the accuracy and 
reliability of corporate disclosures made pursuant to the securities 
laws. Signed on July 30, 2002. (Public Law 107-204).


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                         COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR

                        THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2002

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: business 
meeting to mark up proposed legislation providing for agricultural 
disaster assistance, and to consider the nomination of Thomas C. 
Dorr, of Iowa, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the 
Commodity Credit Corporation, and to be Under Secretary of 
Agriculture for Rural Development, 9:30 a.m., SR-328A.
  Committee on Armed Services: to resume open and closed (in Room 
SR-222) hearings to examine the implications of the Strategic 
Offensive Reductions Treaty (Treaty Doc. 107-8), 9 a.m., SD-106.
  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on 
International Trade and Finance, to hold oversight hearings to 
examine the role of charities and non-governmental organizations in 
the financing of terrorist activities, 2:30 p.m., SD-538.
  Committee on Finance: to hold hearings on the nomination of Pamela 
F. Olson, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, 
10 a.m., SD-215.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: business meeting to consider the 
Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the 
Ozone Layer (the ``Montreal Protocol''), adopted at Montreal on 
September 15-17, 1997, by the Ninth Meeting to the Parties to the 
Montreal Protocol (Treaty Doc. 106-10); the Amendment to the 
Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (the 
``Montreal Protocol'), adopted at Beijing on December 3, 1999, by 
the Eleventh Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (the 
``Beijing Amendment'') (Treaty Doc. 106-32); S. 2712, to authorize 
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other foreign countries; S. Res. 309, expressing the sense of the 
Senate that Bosnia and Herzegovina should be congratulated on the 
10th anniversary of its recognition by the United States; S. Con. 
Res. 122, 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.R. 
2121, to make available funds under the Foreign Assistance Act of 
1961 to expand democracy, good governance, and anti-corruption 
programs in the Russian Federation in order to promote and 
strengthen democratic government and civil society in that country 
and to support independent media; H.R. 4558, to extend the Irish 
Peace Process Cultural and Training Program; and the nomination of 
Nancy J. Powell, of Iowa, to be Ambassador to the Islamic Republic 
of Pakistan, 9:30 a.m., SD-419.
  Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine national security 
perspectives regarding Iraq, 10 a.m., SD-419.
  Full Committee, to continue hearings to examine national security 
perspectives regarding Iraq, 2 p.m., SD-419.
  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. 2758, 
entitled ``The Child Care and Development Block Grant Amendments 
Act''; S. 1998, to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 with 
respect to the qualifications of foreign schools; S. 2054, to amend 
the Public Health Service Act to establish a Nationwide Health 
Tracking Network; S. 2053, to amend the Public Health Service Act to 
improve immunization rates by increasing the distribution of 
vaccines and improving and clarifying the vaccine injury 
compensation program; S. 2246, to improve access to printed 
instructional materials used by blind or other persons with print 
disabilities in elementary and secondary schools; S. 2549, to ensure 
that child employees of traveling sales crews are protected under 
the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938; proposed legislation regarding 
the National Science Foundation Doubling Act; 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, 
11 a.m., SD-430.
  Committee on Indian Affairs: business meeting to consider S. 1344, 
to provide training and technical assistance to Native Americans who 
are interested in commercial vehicle driving careers; S. 2017, to 
amend the Indian Financing Act of 1974 to improve the effectiveness 
of the Indian loan guarantee and insurance program; and S. 2711, to 
reauthorize and improve programs relating to Native Americans; to be 
followed by oversight hearings to examine the Secretary of the 
Interior's Report on the Hoopa Yurok Settlement Act, 10 a.m., SR-
485.
  Full Committee, to hold oversight hearings to examine problems 
facing Native youth, 2 p.m., SR-485.
  Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings on pending judicial 
nominations, 2 p.m., SD-226.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                     9:30 a.m., Thursday, August 1

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Thursday: Senate will resume consideration of the 
conference report on H.R. 3009, Andean Trade Promotion and Drug 
Eradication Act, with a vote on the motion to close further debate on 
the conference report to occur at approximately 10:30 a.m.
  At 2 p.m., Senate will continue consideration of H.R. 5010, 
Department of Defense Appropriations Act.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                    2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4

                               
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