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                                                Thursday, August 1, 2002

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate passed H.R. 5010, Department of Defense Appropriations Act.
      Senate agreed to Conference Report on H.R. 3009, Andean Trade 
      Promotion and Drug Eradication Act.
      See Resume of Congressional Activity.


                                 Senate

Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S7767-S8034
Measures Introduced: Sixty-two bills and ten resolutions were introduced, as 
follows: S. 2834-2895, S.J. Res. 43, S. Res. 315-319, and S. Con. Res. 134-
137.
  Pages S7899-S7901
Measures Reported:
  S. 2043, to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend by five years 
the period for the provision by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs of 
noninstitutional extended care services and required nursing home care, with 
an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 107-231)
  S. 1871, to direct the Secretary of Transportation to conduct a rail 
transportation security risk assessment, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 107-
232)
  S. 724, to amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to provide for 
coverage of pregnancy-related assistance for targeted low-income pregnant 
women, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 107-
233)
  S. 2237, to amend title 38, United States Code, to enhance compensation 
for veterans with hearing loss, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute. (S. Rept. No. 107-234)
  S. 1739, to authorize grants to improve security on over-the-road buses. 
(S. Rept. No. 107-235)
  S. 2335, to establish the Office of Native American Affairs within the 
Small Business Administration, to create the Native American Small Business 
Development Program, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 107-236)
  H.R. 2546, to amend title 49, United States Code, to prohibit States from 
requiring a license or fee on account of the fact that a motor vehicle is 
providing interstate pre-arranged ground transportation service, with 
amendments. (S. Rept. No. 107-237)
  S. 1220, to authorize the Secretary of Transportation to establish a grant 
program for the rehabilitation, preservation, or improvement of railroad 
track, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 107-238)
  S. 2182, to authorize funding for computer and network security research 
and development and research fellowship programs, with an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 107-239)
  S. 2201, to protect the online privacy of individuals who use the 
Internet, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 
107-240)
  S. 1750, to make technical corrections to the HAZMAT provisions of the USA 
PATRIOT Act, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 
107-241)
  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, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  H.R. 4558, to extend the Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training 
Program.
  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, and with an amended preamble.
  S. 2394, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require 
labeling containing information applicable to pediatric patients, with an 
amendment.
  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, with an amendment in 
the nature of a substitute and with an amended preamble.
Page S7898
Measures Passed:
  Department of Defense Appropriations Act: By 95 yeas to 3 nays (Vote No. 
204), Senate passed

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H.R. 5010, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2003, as amended, after agreeing to a 
committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and after taking action 
on the following amendment/motion proposed thereto:
  Pages S7793-S7804
Withdrawn:
  McCain Amendment No. 4445, to require authorization of appropriations, as 
well as appropriations, for leasing of transport/VIP aircraft.
Page S7793
  Motion to table McCain Amendment No. 4445, listed above.
Page S7793
  Senate insisted on its amendment, requested a conference with the House 
thereon, and the Chair was authorized to appoint the following conferees on 
the part of the Senate: Senators Inouye, Hollings, Byrd, Leahy, Harkin, 
Dorgan, Durbin, Reid, Feinstein, Kohl, Stevens, Cochran, Specter, Domenici, 
Bond, McConnell, Shelby, Gregg, and Hutchison.
Page S7804
  Guam Foreign Investment Equity Act: Senate passed H.R. 309, to provide for 
the determination of withholding tax rates under the Guam income tax, 
clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages S8013-19
  Timpanogos Interagency Land Exchange Act: Senate passed S. 1240, to 
provide for the acquisition of land and construction of an interagency 
administrative and visitor facility at the entrance to American Fork Canyon, 
Utah, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
                                                              Pages S8013-19
  Niagara Falls National Heritage Area Study Act: Senate passed S. 1227, to 
authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of the 
suitability and feasibility of establishing the Niagara Falls National 
Heritage Area in the State of New York, after agreeing to committee 
amendments.
  Pages S8013-19
  Moon National Monument: Senate passed H.R. 601, to redesignate certain 
lands within the Craters of the Moon National Monument, clearing the measure 
for the President.
  Pages S8013-19
  Wolf Trap Park: Senate passed H.R. 2440, to rename Wolf Trap Farm Park as 
``Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts'', clearing the measure 
for the President.
  Pages S8013-19
  Tumacacori National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act: Senate passed 
H.R. 2234, to revise the boundary of the Tumacacori National Historical Park 
in the State of Arizona, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                              Pages S8013-19
  Nevada Land Conveyance: Senate passed S. 691, to direct the Secretary of 
Agriculture to convey certain land in the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, 
Nevada, to the Secretary of the Interior, in trust for the Washoe Indian 
Tribe of Nevada and California.
  Pages S8013-19
  North Carolina Hydroelectric Project: Senate passed S. 1010, to extend the 
deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project in the 
State of North Carolina.
  Pages S8013-19
  Vancouver National Historic Reserve Preservation Act: Senate passed S. 
1649, to amend the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 to 
increase the authorization of appropriations for the Vancouver National 
Historic Reserve and for the preservation of Vancouver Barracks, after 
agreeing to committee amendments.
  Pages S8013-19
  Alaska Hydro-electric License: Senate passed S. 1843, to extend hydro-
electric licenses in the State of Alaska.
  Pages S8013-19
  Wyoming Hydroelectric Project: Senate passed S. 1852, to extend the 
deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project in the 
State of Wyoming.
  Pages S8013-19
  Miami Circle Site: Senate passed S. 1894, to direct the Secretary of the 
Interior to conduct a special resource study to determine the national 
significance of the Miami Circle site in the State of Florida as well as the 
suitability and feasibility of its inclusion in the National Park System as 
part of Biscayne National Park, after agreeing to a committee amendment. 
                                                              Pages S8013-19
  Oregon Land Conveyance: Senate passed S. 1907, to direct the Secretary of 
the Interior to convey certain land to the city of Haines, Oregon, after 
agreeing to a committee amendment.
  Pages S8013-19
  Colorado Land Transfer: Senate passed H.R. 223, to amend the Clear Creek 
County, Colorado, Public Lands Transfer Act of 1993 to provide additional 
time for Clear Creek County to dispose of certain lands transferred to the 
county under the Act, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                              Pages S8013-19
  Booker T. Washington National Monument Boundary Adjustment Act: Senate 
passed H.R. 1456, to expand the boundary of the Booker T. Washington 
National Monument, clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages S8013-19
  James Peak Wilderness and Protection Area Act: Senate passed H.R. 1576, to 
designate the James Peak Wilderness and Protection Area in the Arapaho and 
Roosevelt National Forests in the State of Colorado, clearing the measure 
for the President.
  Pages S8013-19
  Old Spanish Trail Recognition Act: Senate passed S. 1946, to amend the 
National Trails System Act to designate the Old Spanish Trail as a National 
Historic Trail, after agreeing to committee amendments.
  Pages S8013-19
  Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Boundary Adjustment Act: 
Senate passed H.R. 640, to adjust the boundaries of Santa Monica Mountains 
National Recreation Area, after agreeing to a committee amendment. 
                                                              Pages S8013-19

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  Long Walk National Historic Trail Study Act: Senate passed H.R. 1384, to 
amend the National Trails System Act to designate the route in Arizona and 
New Mexico which the Navajo and Mescalero Apache Indian tribes were forced 
to walk in 1863 and 1864, for study for potential addition to the National 
Trails System, clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages S8013-19
  Alaska Land Exchange: Senate passed S. 1325, to ratify an agreement 
between the Aleut Corporation and the United States of America to exchange 
land rights received under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act for 
certain land interests on Adak Island, after agreeing to a committee 
amendment.
  Pages S8013-19
  Natural Gas Right-of-Way Permits: Senate passed H.R. 3380, to authorize 
the Secretary of the Interior to issue right-of-way permits for natural gas 
pipelines within the boundary of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 
clearing the measure for the President.
  Page S8020
  Fort Clatsop National Memorial Expansion Act: Senate passed H.R. 2643, to 
authorize the acquisition of additional lands for inclusion in the Fort 
Clatsop National Memorial in the State of Oregon, clearing the measure for 
the President.
  Page S8020
  Energy Policy Amendments: Senate passed H.R. 3343, to amend title X of the 
Energy Policy Act of 1992, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                                  Page S8020
  Production of Documents: Senate agreed to S. Res. 317, to authorize the 
production of records by the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the 
Committee on Governmental Affairs.
  Page S8020
  National Missing Adult Awareness Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 318, 
designating August 2002, as ``National Missing Adult Awareness Month''. 
                                                              Pages S8020-21
  Milton Friedman Recognition: Senate agreed to S. Res. 319, recognizing the 
accomplishments of Professor Milton Friedman.
  Page S8021
  Public Buildings, Property, and Works: Senate passed H.R. 2068, to revise, 
codify, and enact without substantive change certain general and permanent 
laws, related to public buildings, property, and works, as title 40, United 
States Code, ``Public Buildings, Property, and Works'', clearing the measure 
for the President.
  Page S8021
  Major League Baseball Contract: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 137, 
expressing the sense of the Congress that the Federal Mediation and 
Conciliation Service should exert its best efforts to cause the Major League 
Baseball Players Association and owners of the teams of Major League 
Baseball to enter into a contract to continue to play professional baseball 
games without engaging in strike, lockout, or any conduct that interferes 
with the playing of scheduled professional baseball games.
  Page S8021
  Child Employee Protection: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and 
Pensions was discharged from further consideration of S. 2549, to ensure 
that child employees of traveling sales crews are protected under the Fair 
Labor Standards Act of 1938, and the bill was then passed.
  Page S8022
  National Hansen's Disease Programs Center: Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2441, 
to amend the Public Health Service Act to redesignate a facility as the 
National Hansen's Disease Programs Center, and the bill was then passed, 
clearing the measure for the President.
  Page S8022
  Benign Brain-Related Tumor Collection: Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions was discharged from further consideration of S. 2558, to 
amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the collection of data on 
benign brain-related tumors through the national program of cancer 
registries, and the bill was then passed.
  Page S8022
  Global Pathogen Surveillance Act: Senate passed S. 2487, to provide for 
global pathogen surveillance and response, after agreeing to the following 
amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S8022-25
  Reid (for Biden) Amendment No. 4468, to make certain revisions to the 
bill.
Page S8025
  Sri Lanka Peace: Senate agreed to S. Res. 300, encouraging the peace 
process in Sri Lanka, after agreeing to a committee amendment.
  Page S8025
  National Medical Emergency Preparedness Act: Committee on Veterans' 
Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3253, to amend 
title 38, United States Code, to enhance the emergency preparedness of the 
Department of Veterans Affairs, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing 
to the following amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S8025-26
  Reid (for Rockefeller) Amendment No. 4469, in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                                  Page S8026
  Reid (for Rockefeller) Amendment No. 4470, to amend the title. 
                                                                  Page S8026
Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act Conference--Report:  By 64 
yeas to 34 nays (Vote No. 207), Senate agreed to the conference report on 
H.R. 3009, to extend the Andean Trade Preference Act, and to grant 
additional trade benefits under that Act, clearing the measure for the 
President.
  Pages S7768-93, S7814-15
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following 
action:
  By 64 yeas to 32 nays (Vote No. 203), 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 conference report.
Page S7774
  By 67 yeas to 31 nays (Vote No. 206), three-fifths of those Senators duly 
chosen and sworn, having

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voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to waive the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974 with respect to the conference report. 
Subsequently, the point of order that the conference report violates section 
302(f) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 was not sustained, and thus 
falls.
Page S7815
Homeland Security Act--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached 
providing that the pending cloture vote on the motion to proceed to 
consideration of H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland 
Security, be vitiated; that there be a time limitation of 7 hours on the 
motion to proceed to the bill, and that the time begin on Tuesday, September 
3, 2002, at 9:30 a.m. Further, that at the conclusion, or yielding back of 
time, the Senate vote on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
                                                                  Page S7776
Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act--
Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for 
consideration of H.R. 5093, making appropriations for the Department of the 
Interior and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003, 
at 9 a.m., on Wednesday, September 4, 2002; and that at 12 noon, Senate will 
consider H.R. 5005, Homeland Security Act.
  Page S8013
Authority for a Committee: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached 
providing that on Friday, August 2, 2002, notwithstanding an adjournment of 
the Senate, that the Finance Committee may report a bill, during the hours 
of 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  Page S8020
Nominations--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing 
that all nominations remain in status quo, notwithstanding the adjournment 
of the Senate during August.
  Page S8020
Authority To Make Appointments: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached 
providing that notwithstanding the up-coming recess or adjournment of the 
Senate, the President of the Senate, the President of the Senate pro 
tempore, and the majority and minority leaders be authorized to make 
appointments to commissions, committees, boards, conferences, or 
interparliamentary conferences authorized by law, by concurrent action of 
the two Houses, or by order of the Senate.
  Page S8021
Appointment:
  President's Export Council: The Chair, pursuant to Executive Order 12131, 
as amended, signed by the President May 4, 1979, and most recently extended 
by Executive Order 13225, signed by the President September 28, 2001, 
appointed the following Members to the President's Export Council: Senators 
Baucus, Carnahan, Johnson, Enzi, and Hutchinson.
  Page S8013
Treaty Approved: The following treaty having passed through its various 
parliamentary stages, up to and including the presentation of the resolution 
of ratification, upon division, two-thirds of the Senators present and 
having voted in the affirmative, the resolution of ratification was agreed 
to:
  Treaty with Niue on Delimitation of a Maritime Boundary (Treaty Doc. 105-
53).
Pages S8026-27
Executive Reports of Committees: Senate received the following executive 
reports of a committee:
  Report to accompany the Protocol to Amend the 1949 Convention on the 
Establishment of an Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (Treaty Doc. 
107-2) (Ex. Rept. 107-6)
  Report to accompany the Agreement Establishing the South Pacific Regional 
Environment Programme (Treaty Doc. 105-32) (Ex. Rept. 107-7) 
                                                              Pages S7898-99
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  By unanimous vote of 98 yeas (Vote No. EX. 205), Henry E. Autrey, of 
Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of 
Missouri.
Pages S7807-09
  Edward J. Fitzmaurice, Jr., of Texas, to be a Member of the National 
Mediation Board for a term expiring July 1, 2004.
  David C. Godbey, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the 
Northern District of Texas.
  Henry E. Hudson, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the 
Eastern District of Virginia.
  Michael Alan Guhin, of Maryland, a Career Member of the Senior Executive 
Service, for the rank of Ambassador during tenure of service as U.S. Fissile 
Material Negotiator.
  Stephen Geoffrey Rademaker, of Delaware, to be an Assistant Secretary of 
State (Arms Control).
  Peter A. Lawrence, of New York, to be United States Marshal for the 
Western District of New York for the term of four years.
  David A. Gross, of Maryland, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure 
of service as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International 
Communications and Information Policy in the Bureau of Economic and Business 
Affairs and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and 
Information Policy.
  Steven Robert Blust, of Florida, to be a Federal Maritime Commissioner for 
a term expiring June 30, 2006.
  Kathie L. Olsen, of Oregon, to be an Associate Director of the Office of 
Science and Technology Policy.
  Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Broadcasting 
Board of Governors for a term expiring August 13, 2004.
  Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, of Virginia, to be Chairman of the Broadcasting 
Board of Governors.
  Michael D. Brown, of Colorado, to be Deputy Director of the Federal 
Emergency Management Agency.

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  Morrison C. England, Jr., of California, to be United States District 
Judge for the Eastern District of California.
  Amy J. St. Eve, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the 
Northern District of Illinois.
  Richard E. Dorr, of Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the 
Western District of Missouri.
  David S. Cercone, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for 
the Western District of Pennsylvania.
  Timothy J. Savage, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for 
the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
  Paula A. DeSutter, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State 
(Verification and Compliance).
  Sharon Brown-Hruska, of Virginia, to be a Commissioner of the Commodity 
Futures Trading Commission for the remainder of the term expiring April 13, 
2004.
  John Peter Suarez, of New Jersey, to be an Assistant Administrator of the 
Environmental Protection Agency.
  Jack C. Chow, of Pennsylvania, for the rank of Ambassador during his 
tenure of service as Special Representative of the Secretary of State for 
HIV/AIDS.
  Walter Lukken, of Indiana, to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures 
Trading Commission for a term expiring April 13, 2005.
  Vinicio E. Madrigal, of Louisiana, to be a Member of the Board of Regents 
of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences for a term 
expiring June 20, 2003.
  L.D. Britt, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Board of Regents of the 
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences for the remainder of 
the term expiring May 1, 2005.
  Linda J. Stierle, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Board of Regents of 
the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences for a term expiring 
May 1, 2007.
  William C. De La Pena, of California, to be a Member of the Board of 
Regents of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences for a 
term expiring June 20, 2007.
  Richard M. Russell, of Virginia, to be an Associate Director of the Office 
of Science and Technology Policy.
  Mark Sullivan, of Maryland, to be United States Director of the European 
Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
  James Howard Yellin, of Pennsylvania, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Burundi.
  Mark W. Everson, of Texas, to be Deputy Director for Management, Office of 
Management and Budget.
  John Edward Mansfield, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Defense Nuclear 
Facilities Safety Board for a term expiring October 18, 2006. 
(Reappointment)
  Douglas L. Flory, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Farm Credit 
Administration Board, Farm Credit Administration, for a term expiring 
October 13, 2006.
  Kristie Anne Kenney, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Ecuador.
  Barbara Calandra Moore, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Nicaragua.
  James E. Boasberg, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge 
of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of fifteen 
years.
  J.B. Van Hollen, of Wisconsin, to be United States Attorney for the 
Western District of Wisconsin for the term of four years.
  Charles E. Beach, Sr., of Iowa, to be United States Marshal for the 
Southern District of Iowa for the term of four years.
  Tony P. Hall, of Ohio, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of 
service as United States Representative to the United Nations Agencies for 
Food and Agriculture.
  Carolyn W. Merritt, of Illinois, to be Chairperson of the Chemical Safety 
and Hazard Investigation Board for a term of five years.
  Carolyn W. Merritt, of Illinois, to be a Member of the Chemical Safety and 
Hazard Investigation Board for a term of five years.
  Michael Klosson, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus.
  Larry Leon Palmer, of Georgia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Honduras.
  Randolph Bell, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, 
Class of Minister-Counselor, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of 
service as Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues.
  Paul William Speltz, of Texas, to be United States Director of the Asian 
Development Bank, with the rank of Ambassador.
  John S. Bresland, of New Jersey, to be a Member of the Chemical Safety and 
Hazard Investigation Board for a term of five years.
  Jeffrey S. Merrifield, of New Hampshire, to be a Member of the Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission for the term of five years expiring June 30, 2007. 
(Reappointment)
  Norman J. Pattiz, of California, to be a Member of the Broadcasting Board 
of Governors for a term expiring August 13, 2004. (Reappointment)
  Richard Vaughn Mecum, of Georgia, to be United States Marshal for the 
Northern District of Georgia for the term of four years.
  Burton Stallwood, of Rhode Island, to be United States Marshal for the 
District of Rhode Island for the term of four years.
  Nancy J. Powell, of Iowa, to be Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of 
Pakistan.
  Frederick D. Gregory, of Maryland, to be Deputy Administrator of the 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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  Harry R. Hoglander, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the National 
Mediation Board for a term expiring July 1, 2005. 
                                          Pages S7809-14, S8027-28, S8033-34
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Charles E. Erdmann, of Colorado, to be a Judge of the United States Court 
of Appeals for the Armed Forces for the term of fifteen years to expire on 
the date prescribed by law.
  Wayne Abernathy, of Colorado, to be an Assistant Secretary of the 
Treasury.
  Joseph Huggins, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to the 
Republic of Botswana.
  Seth Cropsey, of the District of Columbia, to be Director of the 
International Broadcasting Bureau, Broadcasting Board of Governors. (New 
Position)
  Wendy Jean Chamberlin, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Administrator of 
the United States Agency for International Development.
  Ruth Y. Goldway, of California, to be a Commissioner of the Postal Rate 
Commission for the term expiring November 22, 2008. (Reappointment)
  Mark E. Fuller, of Alabama, to be United States District Judge for the 
Middle District of Alabama.
  Rosemary M. Collyer, of Maryland, to be United States District Judge for 
the District of Columbia.
  Robert B. Kugler, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for 
the District of New Jersey.
  Jose L. Linares, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the 
District of New Jersey.
  Freda L. Wolfson, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for 
the District of New Jersey.
  Richard J. Holwell, of New York, to be United States District Judge for 
the Southern District of New York.
  Gregory L. Frost, of Ohio, to be United States District Judge for the 
Southern District of Ohio.
  Carol Chien-Hua Lam, of California, to be United States Attorney for the 
Southern District of California for the term of four years.
  Antonio Candia Amador, of California, to be United States Marshal for the 
Eastern District of California for the term of four years.
  Thomas Dyson Hurlburt, Jr., of Florida, to be United States Marshal for 
the Middle District of Florida for the term of four years.
  Christina Pharo, of Florida, to be United States Marshal for the Southern 
District of Florida for the term of four years.
  Dennis Arthur Williamson, of Florida, to be United States Marshal for the 
Northern District of Florida for the term of four years.
  Joseph R. Guccione, of New York, to be United States Marshal for the 
Southern District of New York for the term of four years.
  Bruce R. James, of Nevada, to be Public Printer.
  2 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
  2 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.
  Routine lists in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy.
Pages S8029-33
Measures Read First Time:
  Page S7894
Executive Communications:
  Pages S7894-95
Petitions and Memorials:
  Pages S7895-98
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Pages S7898-99
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S7901-03
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S7903-66
Additional Statements:
  Pages S7878-94
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S7966-S8005
Authority for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S8005-06
Privilege of the Floor:
  Pages S8006-07
Record Votes: Five record votes were taken today. (Total--207) 
                                            Pages S7774, S7807, S7809, S7815
Adjournment: Senate met at 9:30 a.m., and adjourned, pursuant to the 
provisions of S. Con. Res. 132, at 9:32 p.m., until 9:30 a.m., on Tuesday, 
September 3, 2002. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting 
Majority Leader in today's Record on page S8029).


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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Committee ordered 
reported, without recommendation, 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.
STRATEGIC OFFENSIVE REDUCTIONS TREATY
Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded open and closed hearings to 
examine the national security implications of the Strategic Offensive 
Reductions Treaty, also known as the Moscow Treaty (Treaty Doc. 107-8), 
after receiving testimony from Admiral James O. Ellis, USN, Commander, 
United States Strategic Command; Everet H. Beckner, Deputy Administrator for 
Defense Programs, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of 
Energy; Charles B. Curtis, Nuclear Threat Initiative, Washington, D.C.; and 
Ashton B. Carter, Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government 
Preventive Defense Project, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
THE ROLE OF CHARITIES IN FINANCING TERRORIST ACTIVITIES
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on 
International Trade and Finance concluded oversight hearings to examine the 
role of charities and non-governmental organizations in the financing of 
terrorist activities, after receiving testimony from Kenneth W. Dam, Deputy 
Secretary of

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the Treasury; Quintan Wiktorowicz, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee; and 
Matthew A. Levitt, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and Peter 
Gubser, American Near East Refugee Aid, on behalf of InterAction, both of 
Washington, D.C.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Finance: Committee ordered favorably reported the nominations 
of Pamela F. Olson, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the 
Treasury; and Charlotte A. Lane, of West Virginia, to be a Member of the 
United States International Trade Commission.
  Prior to this action, committee concluded hearings on the nomination of 
Pamela F. Olson (listed above), after the nominee testified and answered 
questions in her own behalf.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Foreign Relations:  Committee ordered favorably reported the 
following business items:
  S. 2712, to authorize economic and democratic development assistance for 
Afghanistan and to authorize military assistance for Afghanistan and certain 
other foreign countries, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  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, with an amendment;
  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, with an amendment in 
the nature of a substitute;
  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 and independent media in that country, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  H.R. 4558, to extend the Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training 
Program;
  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);
  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); and
  The nominations of Nancy J. Powell, of Iowa, to be Ambassador to the 
Islamic Republic of Pakistan, and Richard L. Baltimore III, of New York, to 
be Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman.
IRAQ
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee continued hearings to examine 
threats, responses, and regional considerations surrounding Iraq, receiving 
testimony from Samuel R. Berger, Stonebridge International, former National 
Security Advisor, Caspar Weinberger, Forbes Magazine, former Secretary of 
Defense, Phebe Marr, National Defense University, and Rend Rahim Francke, 
Iraq Foundation, all of Washington, D.C.; Sinan al-Shabibi, United Nations, 
Geneva, Switzerland; and Col. Scott R. Feil, USA (Ret.), Post-Conflict 
Reconstruction Project, Arlington, Virginia.
  Hearings were recessed subject to call.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee ordered 
favorably reported the following bills:
  S. 2394, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require 
labeling containing information applicable to pediatric patients;
  S. 2445, to establish a program to promote child literacy by making books 
available through early learning, child care, literacy, and nutrition 
programs; 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.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
following bills:
  S. 1344, to provide training and technical assistance to Native Americans 
who are interested in commercial vehicle driving careers, with an amendment 
in the nature of a substitute; and
  S. 2017, to amend the Indian Financing Act of 1974 to improve the 
effectiveness of the Indian loan guarantee and insurance program, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute.
NATIVE YOUTH PROBLEMS
Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee concluded oversight hearings to 
examine problems facing Native youth, focusing on health and substance abuse 
and gangs, after receiving testimony from Neal McCaleb, Assistant Secretary, 
and Bill Mehojah, Director, Office of Indian Education Programs, both of the 
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior; John P. Walters, 
Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy; Vincent M. Biggs, Amherst, 
Massachusetts, on behalf of the American Academy of Pediatrics; Daniel N. 
Lewis, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Scottsdale, Arizona; J.R. Cook and 
Teresa Dorsett, both of the United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc., 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Nick Lowrey, Native Visions, Inc., McLean, 
Virginia.

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HOOPA YUROK SETTLEMENT ACT
Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee concluded oversight hearings to 
examine the Secretary of the Interior's Report on the Hoopa Yurok Settlement 
Act (Public Law 100-580), focusing on its implementation and certain 
recommendations for a final and just settlement of the legal, financial, and 
economic issues which remain unresolved, after receiving testimony from Neal 
A. McCaleb, Assistant Secretary of Interior for Indian Affairs; Clifford 
Lyle Marshall, Sr., and Joseph Jarnaghan, both of the Hoopa Valley Tribal 
Council, Hoopa, California; Thomas Schlosser, Morisett, Schlosser, Homer, 
Jozwiak, and McGaw Law Firm, Washington, D.C.; and Susan Masten, Yurok 
Tribe, Klamath, California.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded hearings on the nominations 
of Reena Raggi, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the 
Second Circuit, Lawrence J. Block, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United 
States Court of Federal Claims, James Knoll Gardner, to be United States 
District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and Ronald H. 
Clark, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas, 
after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf. Ms. 
Raggi was introduced by Senators Schumer and Clinton, Mr. Block was 
introduced by Senator Hatch, Mr. Gardner was introduced by Senator Specter 
and Santorum, and Mr. Clark was introduced by Senators Gramm and Hutchison.
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                        House of Representatives

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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Committee Meetings
  No committee meetings were held.
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COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

                             AUGUST 2, 2002

          (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Indian Affairs: to hold hearings on S. 958, to provide for 
the use and distribution of the funds awarded to the Western Shoshone 
identifiable group under Indian Claims Commission Docket Numbers 326-A-1, 
326-A-3, 326-K, 2 p.m., SD-106.


                                  House

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*These figures include all measures reported, even if there was no 
accompanying report. A total of 97 reports have been filed in the 
Senate, a total of 272 reports have been filed in the House.

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                             Resume of Congressional Activity

                    SECOND SESSION OF THE ONE HUNDRED SEVENTH CONGRESS


    The first table gives a comprehensive resume of all legislative 
business transacted by the Senate and House.
    The second table accounts for all nominations submitted to the 
Senate by the President for Senate confirmation.

                               DATA ON LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY


                             January 23 through July 31, 2002

                                               Senate             House             Total
     Days in session...............               105                85               . .
     Time in session...............     733 hrs., 59     575 hrs., 25               . .
     Congressional Record:
    Pages of proceedings...........             7,708             5,999               . .
    Extensions of Remarks..........               . .             1,480               . .
     Public bills enacted into law.                16                52                68
     Private bills enacted into law               . .               . .               . .
     Bills in conference...........                10                10               . .
     Measures passed, total........               219               357               576
    Senate bills...................                41                16               . .
    House bills....................                62               171               . .
    Senate joint resolutions.......                 1                 2               . .
    House joint resolutions........                 2                 3               . .
    Senate concurrent resolutions..                21                 8               . .
    House concurrent resolutions...                17                47               . .
    Simple resolutions.............                75               110               . .
     Measures reported, total......               187               260               447
    Senate bills...................               107                 6               . .
    House bills....................                44               169               . .
    Senate joint resolutions.......                 2                 1               . .
    House joint resolutions........               . .                 3               . .
    Senate concurrent resolutions..                 7               . .               . .
    House concurrent resolutions...                 3                11               . .
    Simple resolutions.............                24                70               . .
     Special reports...............                 5                 5               . .
     Conference reports............                 1                 7               . .
     Measures pending on calendar..               229                92               . .
     Measures introduced, total....             1,115             2,079             3,194
    Bills..........................               947             1,705               . .
    Joint resolutions..............                12                28               . .
    Concurrent resolutions.........                40               160               . .
    Simple resolutions.............               116               186               . .
     Quorum calls..................                 2                 1               . .
     Yea-and-nay votes.............               202               207               . .
     Recorded votes................               . .               162               . .
     Bills vetoed..................               . .               . .               . .
     Vetoes overridden.............               . .               . .               . .
                           DISPOSITION OF EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS


                             January 23 through July 31, 2002

     Civilian nominations, totaling 509 (including 163 
       nominations carried over from the First Session), 
       disposed of as follows:

         Confirmed..........................................249...
         Unconfirmed........................................253...
         Withdrawn............................................7...

     Other Civilian nominations, totaling 1,396 (including 535 
       nominations carried over from the First Session), 
       disposed of as follows:

         Confirmed........................................1,123...
         Unconfirmed........................................273...

     Air Force nominations, totaling 5,638 (including 4 
       nominations carried over from the First Session), 
       disposed of as follows:

         Confirmed........................................5,231...
         Unconfirmed........................................407...

     Army nominations, totaling 2,386 (including 53 nominations 
       carried over from the First Session), disposed of as 
       follows:

         Confirmed........................................1,924...
         Unconfirmed........................................462...

     Navy nominations, totaling 4,419, disposed of as follows:

         Confirmed........................................3,049...
         Unconfirmed......................................1,370...

     Marine Corps nominations, totaling 3,003, disposed of as 
       follows:

         Confirmed........................................2,976...
         Unconfirmed.........................................27...

                                Summary
     Total Nominations carried over from the First Session..788
     Total Nominations received this Session.............16,563
     Total Confirmed.....................................14,552
     Total Unconfirmed....................................2,792
     Total Withdrawn..........................................7
     Total Returned to the White House........................0


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                    9:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 3

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Tuesday: Senate will resume consideration of the motion to 
proceed to consideration of H.R. 5005, Homeland Security Act, with a 
vote to occur on the motion to proceed to the bill; following which 
Senate will recess until 2:15 p.m., for their respective party 
conferences.

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

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Monday: To be announced.
    
    
    
    
    


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