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Daily Digest/Highlights + Senate

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                                              Wednesday, October 9, 2002

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      House committees ordered reported nine sundry measures, including the 
      VA, HUD and Independent Agencies Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2003.


                                 Senate

Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S10137-S10232
Measures Introduced: Six bills and two resolutions were introduced, as 
follows: S. 3083-3088, S. Res. 337, and S. Con. Res. 151.
  Pages S10222-23
Measures Reported:
  H.R. 2666, to amend the Small Business Act to direct the Administrator of 
the Small Business Administration to establish a vocational and technical 
entrepreneurship development program. (S. Rept. No. 107-307)
  S. 2483, to amend the Small Business Act to direct the Administrator of 
the Small Business Administration to establish a pilot program to provide 
regulatory compliance assistance to small business concerns, with an 
amendment. (S. Rept. No. 107-308)
Page S10222
Measures Passed:
  Sudan Peace Act: Senate passed H.R. 5531, to facilitate famine relief 
efforts and a comprehensive solution to the war in Sudan, clearing the 
measure for the President.
  Page S10232
  Printing Authority: Senate agreed to S. Res. 337, authorizing the printing 
with illustrations of a document entitled ``Committee on Appropriations, 
United States Senate, 135th Anniversary, 1867-2002''.
  Page S10232
Further Resolution on Iraq: Senate continued consideration of S.J. Res. 45, 
to authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against Iraq, taking 
action on the following amendments proposed thereto: 
                                              Pages S10145-62, S10164-S10217
Rejected:
  Graham Amendment No. 4857 (to Amendment No. 4856), in the nature of a 
substitute. (By 88 yeas to 10 nays (Vote No. 231), Senate tabled the 
amendment.
Pages S10145-10162
Pending:
  Lieberman/Warner Modified Amendment No. 4856, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Pages S10145, S10164-S10217
  Byrd Amendment No. 4868 (to Amendment No. 4856, as modified), to provide 
statutory construction that constitutional authorities remain unaffected and 
that no additional grant of authority is made to the President not directly 
related to the existing threat posed by Iraq.
Pages S10167-S10217
  Levin Amendment No. 4862 (to Amendment No. 4856), in the nature of a 
substitute.
Pages S10191-S10217
  A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that immediately 
following the pledge tomorrow morning following the 9:15 a.m. convening, 
Senator Byrd be recognized to offer Amendment No. 4869; that there be a time 
limitation of 20 minutes; following the use, or yielding back of that time, 
Senate vote on the amendment; that following disposition of that amendment 
there be 45 minutes for debate on the motion to invoke cloture; that upon 
the completion of that time, Senate vote on cloture on Lieberman/Warner 
Modified Amendment No. 4856 (listed above); that following that vote, there 
be a time limitation of 60 minutes on Byrd Amendment Number 4868 (listed 
above); that upon the use, or yielding back of that time, Senate vote on 
Byrd Amendment No. 4868; further, that no second degree amendments be in 
order to either of the above listed amendments.
Pages S10190-91
  A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing further that 
following disposition of Byrd Amendment No. 4868 (listed above), Senate 
resume consideration of Levin Amendment No. 4862 (listed above); that the 
amendment be in order notwithstanding the provisions of Rule 22; that there 
be 50 minutes under Senator Levin's control and 45 minutes in opposition; 
that upon the use or yielding back of time, Senate vote on Levin Amendment 
No. 4862; that following disposition of that amendment, Senator Durbin be 
recognized to offer Amendment No. 4865; that Senator Durbin control 40 
minutes for debate and 10 minutes for Senator Biden, and 15 minutes for 
Senators Warner and McCain in opposition; that upon the use, or yielding 
back of that time, Senate vote on Durbin Amendment No. 4865;

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that no second degree amendments be in order to either of the above listed 
amendments.
Pages S10191-S10217
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the resolution at 9:15 a.m., on Thursday, October 10, 2002.
                                                                 Page S10232
Election Reform Conference Report--Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time 
agreement was reached providing that, notwithstanding Rule 22, when the 
Senate considers the conference report on H.R. 3295, to require States and 
localities to meet uniform and nondiscriminatory election technology and 
administration requirements applicable to Federal elections, to establish 
grant programs to provide assistance to States and localities to meet those 
requirements and to improve election technology and the administration of 
Federal elections, to establish the Election Administration Commission, it 
be considered under a 2 hour time limitation; that upon the use or yielding 
back of time, Senate proceed to vote on adoption of the conference report. 
                                                                 Page S10232
Treaties Approved: The following treaties having passed through their 
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 resolutions of ratification 
were agreed to:
  1997 Amendment to Montreal Protocol Treaty Doc. 106-10.
  Amendment to Montreal Protocol (``Beijing Amendment'') Treaty Doc.106-32. 
                                                             Pages S10231-32
Messages From the President: Senate received the following message from the 
President of the United States:
  Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report entitled ``Continued Production of 
the Naval Petroleum Reserves Beyond April 5, 2003''; to the Committee on 
Armed Services. (PM-115)
Page S10222
Messages From the House:
  Page S10222
Measures Read First Time:
  Page S10222
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S10222
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S10223-24
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S10224-25
Additional Statements:
  Pages S10221-22
Amendments Submitted:
  Page S10225-30
Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
  Page S10230
Authority for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S10230-31
Privilege of the Floor:
  Page S10231
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--231)
  Page S10162
Adjournment: Senate met at 9:30 a.m., and adjourned at 11:17 p.m., until 
9:15 a.m., on Thursday, October 10, 2002. (For Senate's program, see the 
remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S10232).


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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings

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[Pages D1064-D1066]
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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
AFFORDABLE HOUSING PRESERVATION
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on Housing 
and Transportation held oversight hearings on the need to preserve 
affordable housing, focusing on the existing privately-owned affordable 
housing stock currently supported with public funds under a variety of 
federal housing insurance, subsidy and assistance programs, receiving 
testimony from John C. Weicher, Assistant Secretary for Housing/Federal 
Housing Commissioner, and Robert Kension, Associate General Counsel, Office 
of Assisted Housing and Community Development, both of the Department of 
Housing and Urban Development; Katherine G. Hadley, Minnesota Housing 
Finance Agency, St. Paul, on behalf of the National Council of State Housing 
Agencies; James R. Grow, National Housing Law Project, Oakland, California; 
Thomas Slemmer, National Church Residences, Columbus, Ohio, on behalf of the 
American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging; and Louise 
Sanchez, National Alliance of HUD Tenants, New York, New York.
  Hearing recessed subject to the call.
FINANCIAL WAR ON TERRORISM
Committee on Finance: Committee concluded hearings on the financial war on 
terrorism, focusing on certain Federal agency measures to identify, disrupt, 
and dismantle terrorist financial networks, after receiving testimony from 
James Gurule, Under Secretary of the Treasury for Enforcement; Michael 
Chertoff, Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, Department of 
Justice; and Alan Larson, Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business 
and Agricultural Affairs.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded hearings to examine the 
nominations of John Randle Hamilton, of North Carolina, to be Ambassador to 
the Republic of Guatemala, John F. Keane, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to 
the Republic of Paraguay, and David N. Greenlee, of Maryland to be 
Ambassador to the Republic of Bolivia, after the nominees testified and 
answered questions in their own behalf.
G-8 GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee held hearings to examine the G8 
global partnership against the spread of weapons and materials of mass 
destruction (10+10 Over 10), and nonproliferation and threat reduction 
cooperation programs with Russia and other Republics of the Former Soviet 
Union, after receiving testimony from John R. Bolton,

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Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, and John S. 
Wolf, Assistant Secretary for Nonproliferation, both of the Department of 
State; Lisa Bronson, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Technology 
Security and Counter-Proliferation; Linton Brooks, Acting Administrator, 
National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy; Kenneth N. 
Luongo, Russian-American Nuclear Security Advisory Council, Princeton, New 
Jersey; and Laura S. H. Holgate, Nuclear Threat Initiative, Washington, DC.
  Recessed subject to the call.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Governmental Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
following business items:
  S. 1651, to establish the United States Consensus Council to provide for a 
consensus building process in addressing national public policy issues, with 
an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 3054, to provide for full voting representation in Congress for the 
citizens of the District of Columbia;
  S. 2936, to amend chapter 84 of title 5, United States Code, to provide 
that certain Federal annuity computations are adjusted by 1 percent relating 
to periods of receiving disability payments, with an amendment;
  S. 2527, to provide for health benefits coverage under chapter 89 of title 
5, United States Code, for individuals enrolled in a plan administered by 
the Overseas Private Investment Corporation;
  S. 3070, to authorize appropriations for the Merit Systems Protection 
Board and the Office of Special Counsel;
  S. 3044, to authorize the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency 
of the District of Columbia to provide for the interstate supervision of 
offenders on parole, probation, and supervised release;
  H.R. 4878, to provide for estimates and reports of improper payments by 
Federal agencies, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 2644, to amend chapter 35 of title 31, United States Code, to expand 
the types of Federal agencies that are required to prepare audited financial 
statements, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 2829, to redesignate the facility of the United States Postal Service 
located at 6910 South Yorktown Avenue in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as the ``Robert 
Wayne Jenkins Station'';
  S. 2840/H.R. 4102, bills to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 120 North Main Street in Fallon, Nevada, as the 
``Rollan D. Melton Post Office Building'';
  S. 2918/H.R. 5336, bills to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 380 Main Street in Farmingdale, New York, as the 
``Peter J. Ganci, Jr. Post Office Building'';
  S. 2929/H.R. 4797, bills to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 265 South Western Avenue, Los Angeles, California 
as the ``Nat King Cole Post Office'';
  S. 2931, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service 
located at 5805 White Oak Avenue in Encino, California, as the ``Francis 
Dayle `Chick' Hearn Post Office'';
  H.R. 3034, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service 
located at 89 River Street in Hoboken, New Jersey, as the ``Frank Sinatra 
Post Office Building'';
  H.R. 3738, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service 
located at 1299 North 7th Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the 
``Herbert Arlene Post Office Building'';
  H.R. 3739, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service 
located at 6150 North Broad Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the 
``Rev. Leon Sullivan Post Office Building'';
  H.R. 3740, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service 
located at 925 Dickinson Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the 
``William A Cibotti Post Office Building'';
  H.R. 4717, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service 
located at 1199 Pasadena Boulevard in Pasadena, Texas, as the ``Jim Fonteno 
Post Office Building'';
  H.R. 4755, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service 
located at 204 South Broad Street in Lancaster, Ohio as the ``Clarence 
Miller Post Office Building'';
  H.R. 4794, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service 
located at 1895 Avenida Del Oro in Oceanside, California, as the ``Ronald C. 
Packard Post Office Building'';
  H.R. 5308, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service 
located at 301 South Howes Street in Fort Collins, Colorado, as the ``Barney 
Apodaca Post Office'';
  H.R. 5333, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service 
located at 4 East Central Street in Worcester, Massachusetts, as the 
``Joseph D. Early Post Office Building''; and
  The nominations of Ruth Y. Goldway, of California, and Tony Hammond, of 
Virginia, each to be a Commissioner of the Postal Rate Commission.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee ordered 
favorably reported the nomination of Mark B. McClellan, of the District of 
Columbia, to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and 
Human Services.
THOMASINA E. JORDAN INDIAN TRIBES OF VIRGINIA FEDERAL RECOGNITION ACT
Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee concluded hearings on S. 2694, to 
extend Federal recognition to the Chickahominy Tribe, the Chickahominy 
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Tribe, the Rappahannock Tribe, Inc., the Monacan Tribe, and the Nansemond 
Tribe, after receiving testimony from Senators Allen and Warner; Michael R. 
Smith, Director, Office of Tribal Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and 
Lee Fleming, Chief, Branch of Acknowledgement Recognition, both of 
Department of the Interior; Kenneth Adams, Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribe, 
King William, Virginia; Stephen R. Adkins, Chickahominy Indian Tribe, 
Providence Forge, Virginia; Jonathan M. Barton, Virginia Council of 
Churches, Richmond; Danielle Moretti-Langholtz, College of William and Mary 
American Indian Resource Center, Williamsburg, Virginia; and Helen 
Roundtree, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia.
NOMINATION
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee concluded hearings to examine 
the nomination of Scott W. Muller, of Maryland, to be General Counsel of the 
Central Intelligence Agency, after the nominee, who was introduced by 
Senator Bond, testified and answered questions in his own behalf.
COUNTERTERRORISM PROGRAM
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism, and 
Government Information concluded oversight hearings to examine the 
effectiveness and efficiency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation 
counterterrorism program, and the implementation of the USA Patriot Act 
(Public Law 107-56), and the Enhanced Border Security and visa Entry Reform 
Act (Public Law 107-173), after receiving testimony from Glenn A. Fine, 
Inspector General, Alice Fisher, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal 
Division, Dennis Lormel, Chief, Terrorist Financing Operations Section, 
Counterterrorism Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Scott 
Hastings, Associate Commissioner for Information Resources Management and 
Deputy Chief Information Officer, and Michael Crolnin, Assistant 
Commissioner for Inspections, both of the Immigration and Naturalization 
Service, all of the Department of Justice; Stephen A. Edson, Acting Deputy 
Assistant Secretary of State for Visa Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs; 
and Ben Wu, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology.
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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

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[Pages D1066-D1067]
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                        House of Representatives

Chamber Action
Measures Introduced: 13 public bills, H.R. 5583-5595; and 3 resolutions, 
H.J. Res. 120; H. Con. Res. 507, and H. Res. 576, were introduced. 
                                                              Pages H7737-38
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  Conference report on H.R. 5011, making appropriations for military 
construction, family housing, and base realignment and closure for the 
Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003 (H. 
Rept. 107-731);
  Conference report on H.R. 5010, making appropriations for the Department 
of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003 (H. Rept. 107-732);
  H.R. 5558, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to accelerate the 
increases in contribution limits to retirement plans and to increase the 
required beginning date for distributions from qualified plans, amended (H. 
Rept. 107-733); and
  H.R. 1619, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the 
limitation on capital losses applicable to individuals, amended (H. Rept. 
107-734).
  H. Res. 577, waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with 
respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee 
on Rules (H. Rept. 107-735);
  H. Res. 578, waiving points of order against the conference report to 
accompany the bill (H.R. 5010) making appropriations for the Department of 
Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003 (H. Rept. 107-737); 
and
  H. Res. 579, waiving points of order against the conference report to 
accompany the bill (H.R. 5010) making appropriations for the Department of 
Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003 (H. Rept. 107-737). 
                                          Pages H7345-75, H7442-H7706, H7735
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Isakson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
  Page H7305
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Rev. Robert A. 
Thrift of Terre Haute, Indiana.
  Page H7305
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following 
measures that were debated on Monday, October 7:
  Black Lung Consolidation of Administrative Responsibility: H.R. 5542, 
amended, to consolidate all black lung benefit responsibility under a single 
official (agreed to by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 404 yeas with none voting 
``nay'' Roll No. 448);
  Pages H7306-07
  Citing Title IX as the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act: 
H.J. Res. 113, amended, recognizing the contributions of Patsy T.

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Mink (agreed to by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 410 yeas with none voting 
``nay,'' Roll No. 449). Agreed to amend the title so as to read ``Joint 
resolution recognizing the contributions of Patsy Takemoto Mink;'' 
                                                              Pages H7307-08
  Medical Device Amendments: H.R. 3580 amended, to amend the Federal Food, 
Drug, and Cosmetic Act to make improvements in the regulation of medical 
devices (agreed to by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 406 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 
450); and
  Page H7308
  Armed Forces Tax Fairness Act: H.R. 5557, to amend the Internal Revenue 
Code of 1986 to provide a special rule for members of the uniformed services 
and Foreign Service in determining the exclusion of gain from the sale of a 
principal residence and to restore the tax exempt status of death gratuity 
payments to members of the uniformed services (agreed to by a 2/3 yea-and-
nay vote of 412 yeas with none voting ``nay,'' Roll No. 451). 
                                                              Pages H7308-09
Motion to Instruct Conferees--Bob Stump National Defense Authorization Act 
for Fiscal Year 2003: Representative Taylor of Mississippi announced his 
intention to offer a motion that the managers on the part of the House at 
the conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the House 
amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill H.R. 4546, Bob Stump National 
Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003, be instructed to agree to 
the provisions contained in section 641 of the Senate amendment (relating to 
payment of retired pay and compensation to disabled military retirees). 
                                                                  Page H7306
Meeting Hour--Thursday, Oct. 10: Agreed that when the House adjourns today, 
it adjourn to meet at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10.
  Page H7735
Use of Force Against Iraq: The House continued consideration of H.J. Res. 
114, to authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against Iraq (H. 
Rept. 721).
  Pages H7309-45, H7395-H7410, H7413-42, H7706-35
  Agreed to the Green of Wisconsin request to extend debate by 4 hours; and 
agreed to the Issa request to extend debate by 2 hours.
Page H7391
  H. Res. 574, the rule that is providing for the consideration of the joint 
resolution was agreed to on Oct. 8.
Page H7309
Order of Business--Help America Vote Act: Agreed that it be in order at any 
time to consider the conference report to accompany H.R. 3295, Help America 
Vote Act, that all points of order against the conference report and against 
its consideration be waived; and that it be considered as read when called 
up.
  Page H7377
Presidential Message--Naval Petroleum Reserve: Read a message from the 
President wherein he announced his decision to extend the period of 
production of the Naval Petroleum Reserves for a period of 3 years from 
April 5, 2003 referred to the Committee on Armed Services and ordered 
printed (H. Doc.107-272).
  Page H7735
Recess: The House recessed at 12:54 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10 and reconvened 
at 7:52 a.m. on Thursday Oct. 10.
  Page H7735
Referral: S. 2127 was referred to the Committee on Resources.
  Page H7735
Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings 
of the House today and appear on pages H7306-07, H7307-08, H7308, and H7308-
09. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and at 12:54 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 
10, stands in recess subject to the call of the Chair.


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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings

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[Pages D1067-D1069]
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Committee Meetings
VA, HUD AND INDEPENDENT AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Ordered reported the VA, HUD and Independent 
Agencies appropriations for fiscal year 2003.
OVERSIGHT--NIH
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human 
Services and Education held an oversight hearing on the National Institutes 
of Health. Testimony was heard from Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D., Director, NIH, 
Department of Health and Human Services.
QUALITY POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on 21st Century 
Competitiveness held a hearing on Training Tomorrow's Teachers: Ensuring a 
Quality Postsecondary Education. Testimony was heard from Cornelia M. Ashby, 
Director, Education, Workforce, and Income Security Issues, GAO; and public 
witnesses.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and 
Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled ``Telecommunications and Trade 
Promotion Authority: Meaningful Market Access Goals for Telecommunications 
Services in International Trade Agreements.'' Testimony was heard from 
Florizelle Liser, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative, Industry and 
Telecommunications; and public witnesses.
PHARMACEUTICAL MARKETPLACE COMPETITION
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
titled ``Examining Issues Related to Competition in the Pharmaceutical 
Marketplace: A Review of the FTC Report, `Generic Drug Entry Prior to Patent 
Expiration'.'' Testimony was heard from Lester Crawford, Acting 
Commissioner,

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FDA, Department of Health and Human Services; Timothy J. Muris, Chairman, 
FTC; and public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES; COMMITTEE REPORTS
Committee on Government Reform: Ordered reported the following bills: H.R. 
5205, to amend the District of Columbia Retirement protection Act of 1997 to 
permit the Secretary of the Treasury to use estimated amounts in determining 
the service longevity component of the Federal benefit payment required to 
be paid under such Act to certain retirees of the Metropolitan Police 
Department of the District of Columbia; H.R. 5215, amended, Confidential 
Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002; H.R. 4187, 
amended, Presidential Records Act Amendments of 2002; and H.R. 2458, 
amended, E-Government Act of 2002.
  The Committee also approved the following Committee Reports entitled: 
``Making Federal Computers Secure: Overseeing Effective Information Security 
Management;' ``How Can The Federal Government Better Assist State and Local 
Governments Prepare for a Biological, Chemical, or Nuclear Attack?;'' ``The 
Federal Government's Continuing Efforts to Improve Financial Management;'' 
``Defense Security Service: The Personnel Security Investigations (PSI) 
Backlog Poses a Threat to National Security;'' ``Federal Law Enforcement at 
the Borders and Ports of Entry: Challenges and Solutions;'' and ``Problems 
With the Presidential Gifts System.''
INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM REPORT EVALUATION
Committee on International Relations: Subcommittee on International 
Operations and Human Rights held a hearing on An Evaluation of the 
International Religious Freedom Report. Testimony was heard from John 
Hanford, Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Department 
of State; Felice Gaer, Chair, U.S. Commission on International Religious 
Freedom; and public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on the Judiciary: Ordered reported the following bills: H.R. 2155, 
amended, to amend title 18, United States Code, to make it illegal to 
operate a motor vehicle with a drug or alcohol in the body of the driver at 
a land border port of entry; S. 1339, Persian Gulf War POW/MIA 
Accountability Act of 2002; H.R. 4967, Border Commuter Student Act of 2002; 
and H.R. 5334, to ensure that a public safety officer who suffers a fatal 
heart attack or stroke while on duty shall be presumed to have died in the 
line of duty for purposes of public safety officer survivor benefits.
OVERSIGHT--INS'S INTERACTIONS WITH HESHAM MOHAMED AL HEDAYET; PRIVATE RELIEF 
BILL
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, 
and Claims held an oversight hearing on ``The Immigration and Naturalization 
Services's (INS's) Interactions with Hesham Mohamed Al Hedayet.'' Testimony 
was heard from William R. Yates, Deputy Executive Associate Commissioner, 
Immigration Services Division, INS, Department of Justice and public 
witnesses.
  The Subcommittee also considered a private relief bill.
SAME DAY CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION REPORTED BY COMMITTEE ON RULES RELATING 
TO CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a resolution waiving clause 6(a) 
of rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a rule on the same day 
it is reported from the Rules Committee) against certain resolutions 
reported from the Rules Committee. The resolution applies the waiver to any 
special rule reported on the legislative day of Thursday, October 10, 2002, 
providing for the consideration or disposition of a joint resolution making 
further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2003.
DOD APPROPRIATIONS CONFERENCE REPORT
Connittee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a rule waiving all points of 
order against the conference report to accompany H.R. 5010, making 
appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2003 and against its consideration. The rule provides that the 
conference report shall be considered as read.
MILITARY CONSTRUCTION APPROPRIATIONS CONFERENCE REPORT
Conmmittee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a rule waiving all points of 
order against the conference report to accompany H.R. 5011, making 
appropriations for military construction, family housing, and base 
realignment and closure for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2003, and against its consideration. The rule provides 
that the conference report shall be considered as read.
OVERSIGHT--FEDERAL LANDS HIGHWAY PROGRAM
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Highways and 
Transit held an oversight hearing on Federal Lands Highway Program. 
Testimony was heard from Neal A. McCaleb, Assistant Secretary-Indian 
Affairs, Department of the Interior; Von Stokes, Director of Engineering, 
National Forest System, Forest Service, USDA; and public witnesses.

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PROJECT SHAD--CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL TESTS CONDUCTED ON AMERICAN 
SERVICEMEMBERS
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on 
Project SHAD (Shipboard Hazard and Defense), Regarding Secret Chemical and 
Biological Tests Conducted on American Servicemembers. Testimony was heard 
from William Winkenwerder, Jr., M.D., Assistant Secretary, Health Affairs, 
Department of Defense; and Jonathan B. Perlin, M.D., Deputy Under Secretary, 
Health, Department of Veterans Affairs.
Joint Meetings
9/11 INTELLIGENCE INVESTIGATION
Joint Hearing: Senate Select Committee on Intelligence continued joint 
hearings, in closed session, with the House Permanent Select Committee on 
Intelligence to examine activities of the United States Intelligence 
Community in connection with the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the 
United States, receiving testimony from officials of the intelligence 
community.
  Hearings continue tomorrow.
APPROPRIATIONS--MILITARY CONSTRUCTION
Conferees agreed to file a conference report on the differences between the 
Senate and House passed versions of H.R. 5011, to authorize appropriations 
for military construction, family housing, and base realignment and closure 
for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003.
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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2002-10-10

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COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

                            OCTOBER 10, 2002

          (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Personnel, to hold 
hearings to examine the Department of Defense's inquiry into Project 112/
Shipboard Hazard and Defense (SHAD) tests, 9:30 a.m., SR-232A.
  Committee on Indian Affairs: to hold hearings to examine S. 2986, to 
provide for and approve the settlement of certain land claims of the Bay 
Mills Indian Community, Michigan, 11 a.m., SR-485.
  Select Committee on Intelligence: to continue joint closed hearings to 
examine activities of the United States intelligence community in 
connection with the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United 
States, 10 a.m., S-407, Capitol.


                                  House

  Committee on Armed Services, Special Oversight Panel on Terrorism, 
hearing on the Security of U.S. Embassies Abroad and the Role of the 
Department of Defense, 8:30 a.m., 2212 Rayburn.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations, to continue hearings entitled ``An Inquiry into the 
ImClone Cancer-Drug Story,'' 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on Government Reform, hearing on ``The Collapse of Executive 
Life Insurance Company and its Impact on Policyholders,'' 10 a.m., 2154 
Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans' Affairs and International 
Relations, hearing on Research Into Persian Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses, 
9:30 a.m., 2247 Rayburn.
  Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Western 
Hemisphere, hearing on Drug Corruption and Other Threats to Democratic 
Stability in Guatemala and the Dominican Republic, 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Commercial and 
Administrative Law, to mark up H.R. 5429, Satellite Services Act of 2002, 
3 p.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on the Constitution, oversight hearing on ``A Judicial 
Diminished is Justice Denied: the Constitution, the Senate, and the 
Vacancy Crisis in the Federal Judiciary,'' 9 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, hearing and 
markup of H.R. 5519, Reducing Americans' Vulnerability to Ecstacy Act of 
2002, 11 a.m., 2237 Rayburn.
  Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health, 
hearing on the following bills: H.R. 5102, Wildfire Response Act of 2002; 
H.R. 5185, Wildlife Response Enhancement Act; and H.R. 5513, to authorize 
and direct the exchange of certain land in the State of Arizona between 
the Secretary of Agriculture and Yavapai Ranch Limited Partnership, 11 
a.m., 1334 Longworth.
  Committee on Science, hearing on Conducting Research During the War on 
Terrorism: Balancing Openness and Security, 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Water 
Resources and Environment, oversight hearing on West Nile Virus: the 
Clean Water Act and Mosquito Control, 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.


                             Joint Meetings

  Joint Meetings: Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, to continue 
joint closed hearings to examine activities of the United States 
intelligence community in connection with the September 11, 2001 
terrorist attacks on the United States, 10 a.m., S-407, Capitol.
  Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: to hold hearings to 
examine U.S. policy toward the Organization for Security and Cooperation 
in Europe, 10 a.m., 334 Cannon Building.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                    9:15 a.m., Thursday, October 10

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Thursday: Senate will continue consideration of S.J. Res. 
45, to authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against Iraq. At 
approximately 9:40 a.m., Senate will vote on Byrd Modified Amendment 
No. 4869 (to Amendment No. 4856). Also, Senate will vote on the cloture 
motion on Lieberman/Warner Amendment No. 4856, followed by votes on 
Byrd Amendment No. 4868 (to Amendment No. 4856, as modified), Levin 
Amendment No. 4862 (to Amendment No. 4856), and Durbin Amendment No. 
4865 (to Amendment No. 4856).

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                      9 a.m., Thursday, October 10

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Thursday: Complete consideration of H.J. Res. 114, 
Authorization for the use of Military Force Against Iraq (structured 
rule);
  Consideration of the conference report on H.R. 5010, DOD 
Appropriations Act (subject to a rule);
  Consideration of the conference report on H.R. 5011, Military 
Construction Appropriations Act (subject to a rule);
  Consideration of H.J. Res. 120, making further continuing 
appropriations for fiscal year 2003 (subject to a rule) (rule waiving 
points of order);
  Consideration of the conference report on H.R. 3295, Help America 
Vote Act of 2002 (unanimous consent order); and
  Consideration of the Taylor of Mississippi Motion to Instruct 
Conferees on H.R. 4546, Bob Stump National Defense Authorization Act 
for Fiscal Year 2003. 


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