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                                         Thursday, October 17, 2002

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S10603-S10785
Measures Introduced: Twenty-three bills and twelve resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 3127-3149, S.J. Res. 50-51, S. Res. 345-353, 
and S. Con. Res. 154.
  Pages S10676-77
Measures Reported:
  S. 606, to provide additional authority to the Office of Ombudsman of 
the Environmental Protection Agency, with an amendment in the nature of 
a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 107-320)
  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 in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 107-321)
  S. 2499, A Bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to 
establish labeling requirements regarding allergenic substances in 
food, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 
107-322)
  S. 2550, to amend the Professional Boxing Safety Act of 1996, and to 
establish the United States Boxing Administration, with an amendment in 
the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 107-323)
Page S10674
Measures Passed:
  Great Lakes Legacy Act: Senate passed H.R. 1070, to amend the Federal 
Water Pollution Control Act to authorize the Administrator of the 
Environmental Protection Agency to provide assistance for remediation 
of sediment contamination in areas of concern, to authorize assistance 
for research and development of innovative technologies for such 
remediation, and to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and 
the Water Resources Development Act of 2000 to modify provisions 
relating to the Lake Champlain basin, after agreeing to a committee 
amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendment 
proposed thereto:
  Pages S10739-42
  Reid (for Jeffords/Smith of NH) Amendment No. 4892, in the nature of 
a substitute.
Page S10742
  Police Retirement Benefits Protection: Senate passed 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, clearing 
the measure for the President.
  Page S10742
  Printing Authority: Senate agreed to S. Res. 349, to authorize the 
printing of a revised edition of the Senate Rules and Manual. 
                                                        Pages S10742-43
  Navy-Marine Corps Intranet Contract: Senate passed H.R. 5647, to 
authorize the duration of the base contract of the Navy-Marine Corps 
Intranet contract to be more than five years but not more than seven 
years, clearing the measure for the President.
  Page S10743
  FHA Downpayment Simplification Act: Senate passed S. 2239, to amend 
the National Housing Act to simplify the downpayment requirements for 
FHA mortgage insurance for single family homebuyers, after agreeing to 
committee amendments, and the following amendment proposed thereto: 
                                                        Pages S10743-45
  Reid (for Sarbanes) Amendment No. 4897, to provide for the indexing 
of multi-family mortgage limits for purposes of the Federal Housing 
Administration's mortgage insurance programs.
Page S10745
  Real Interstate Driver Equity Act: Senate passed 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, after agreeing 
to committee amendments.
  Pages S10745-46
  Expressing Sympathy With Respect to Terrorist Attack in Bali, 
Indonesia: Senate agreed to S. Res. 350, expressing sympathy for those 
murdered and injured in the terrorist attack in Bali, Indonesia, on 
October 12, 2002, extending condolences to their

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families, and standing in solidarity with Australia in the fight 
against terrorism.
  Pages S10746-47
  Frank Sinatra Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 3034, to 
redesignate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 
89 River Street in Hoboken, New Jersey, as the ``Frank Sinatra Post 
Office Building'', clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                            Page S10747
  Herbert Arlene Post Office Building: Senate passed 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'', clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                            Page S10747
  Rev. Leon Sullivan Post Office Building: Senate passed 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'', clearing the measure for the 
President.
  Page S10747
  William A. Cibotti Post Office Building: Senate passed 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'', clearing the measure for the President.
                                                            Page S10747
  Rollan D. Melton Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 4102, to 
designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 
120 North Maine Street in Fallon, Nevada, as the ``Rollan D. Melton 
Post Office Building'', clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                            Page S10747
  Jim Fonteno Post Office Building: Senate passed 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'', clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                            Page S10747
  Clarence Miller Post Office Building: Senate passed 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'', clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                            Page S10747
  Ronald C. Packard Post Office Building: Senate passed 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'', clearing the measure for the President.
                                                            Page S10747
  Nat King Cole Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 4797, to 
redesignate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 
265 South Western Avenue, Los Angeles, California, as the ``Nat King 
Cole Post Office'', clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                            Page S10747
  Barney Apodaca Post Office Building: Senate passed 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'', clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                            Page S10747
  Joseph D. Early Post Office Building: Senate passed 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'', clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                            Page S10747
  Peter J. Ganci, Jr. Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 5336, 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'', clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                            Page S10747
  Robert Wayne Jenkins Station: Senate passed H.R. 4851, 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'', clearing the measure for the President.
  Page S10747
  Francis Dayle ``Chick'' Hearn Post Office: Senate passed H.R. 5340, 
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'', clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                            Page S10747
  Alphonse F. Auclair Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 669, to 
designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 
127 Social Street in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, as the ``Alphonse F. 
Auclair Post Office Building'', clearing the measure for the President.
                                                            Page S10748
  Bruce F. Cotta Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 670, to 
designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 7 
Commercial Street in Newport, Rhode Island, as the ``Bruce F. Cotta 
Post Office Building'', clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                            Page S10748
  Michael Lee Woodcock Post Office: Senate passed H.R. 5574, to 
designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 
206 South Main Street in Glennville, Georgia, as the ``Michael Lee 
Woodcock Post Office'', clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                            Page S10748
  Smithsonian Institution Personnel Flexibility Act: Senate passed S. 
3149, to provide authority for

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the Smithsonian Institution to use voluntary separation incentives for 
personal flexibility.
  Pages S10748-49
  Inspector General Act of 1978 Amendments: Senate passed S. 2530, to 
amend the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) to establish 
police powers for certain Inspector General agents engaged in official 
duties and provide an oversight mechanism for the exercise of those 
powers, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto: 
                                                        Pages S10749-51
  Reid (for Thompson) Amendment No. 4893, to provide that the Attorney 
General may rescind or suspend certain authority with respect to an 
individual.
Page S10750
  Federal Annuity Computations: Senate passed 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, after agreeing to a committee amendment 
in the nature of a substitute.
  Pages S10751-52
  Improper Payments Reduction Act: Senate passed H.R. 4878, to provide 
for estimates and reports of improper payments by Federal agencies, 
after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                            Page S10752
  Medical Devices Regulation: Senate passed H.R. 5651, to amend the 
Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to make improvements in the 
regulation of medical devices, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                        Pages S10752-54
  Health Benefits Coverage: Senate passed 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.
  Page S10767
  Lyme and Infectious Disease Information and Fairness in Treatment 
Act: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was discharged 
from further consideration of S. 969, to establish a Tick-Borne 
Disorders Advisory Committee, and the bill was then passed, after 
agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S10767-69
  Reid (for Dodd) Amendment No. 4894, in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                        Pages S10768-69
  Rare Diseases Act: Senate passed H.R. 4013, to amend the Public 
Health Service Act to establish an Office of Rare Diseases at the 
National Institutes of Health, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                            Page S10769
  Rare Diseases Orphan Product Development Act: Senate passed H.R. 
4014, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to 
the development of products for rare disease, clearing the measure for 
the President.
  Page S10769
  Clark County Conservation of Public Land and Natural Resources Act: 
Senate passed H.R. 5200, to establish wilderness areas, promote 
conservation, improve public land, and provide for high quality 
development in Clark County, Nevada, clearing the measure for the 
President.
  Pages S10769-71
  Enterprise Integration Act: Senate passed H.R. 2733, to authorize the 
National Institute of Standards and Technology to work with major 
manufacturing industries on an initiative of standards development and 
implementation for electronic enterprise integration, clearing the 
measure for the President.
  Page S10771
  Higher Education Act of 1965: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, 
and Pensions was discharged from further consideration of S. 1998,to 
amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 with respect to the 
qualifications of foreign schools, and the bill was then passed, after 
agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
  Page S10771
  Reid (for Ensign) Amendment No. 4895, in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                            Page S10771
  Enrollment Correction: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 503, to direct 
the Clerk of the House of Representatives to correct the enrollment of 
the bill H.R. 2215.
  Page S10771
  International Organizations Immunities Act: Senate passed H.R. 3656, 
to amend the International Organizations Immunities Act to provide for 
the applicability of that Act to the European Central Bank, clearing 
the measure for the President.
  Page S10771
  Private Relief: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from 
further consideration of S. 963, for the relief of Ana Esparza and 
Maria Munoz, and the bill was then passed.
  Page S10772
  Private Relief: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from 
further consideration of S. 1366, for the relief of Lindita Idrizi 
Heath, and the bill was then passed.
  Page S10772
  Private Relief: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from 
further consideration of S. 453, for the relief of Denes and Gyorgyi 
Fulop, and the bill was then passed.
  Page S10772
  Private Relief: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from 
further consideration of S. 1950, for the relief of Richi James Lesley, 
and the bill was then passed.
  Pages S10772-73
  Private Relief: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from 
further consideration of S. 1468, for the relief of Ilko Vasilev 
Ivanov, Anelia Marinova

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Peneva, Marina Ilkova Ivanova, and Julia Ilkova Ivanova, and the bill 
was then passed.
  Page S10771
  Private Relief: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from 
further consideration of S. 209, for the relief of Sung Jun Oh, and the 
bill was then passed.
  Page S10773
  Private Relief: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from 
further consideration of H.R. 2245, for the relief of Anisha Goveas 
Foti, and the bill was passed.
  Page S10773
  National Child Protection Improvement Protection Act: Senate passed 
S. 1868, to amend the National Child Protection Act of 1993, after 
agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and 
the following amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S10773-77
  Reid (for Biden) Amendment No. 4896 in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                            Page S10777
  Accountability of Tax Dollars Act: Senate passed H.R. 4685, to amend 
title 31, United States Code, to expand the types of Federal agencies 
that are required to prepare audited financial statements, clearing the 
measure for the President.
  Page S10777
  Fallen Firefighters Foundation: Committee on the Judiciary was 
discharged from further consideration of S. Con. Res. 142, to express 
support for the goals and ideas of a day of tribute to all firefighters 
who have died in the line of duty and recognizing the important mission 
of the Fallen Firefighters Foundation in assisting family members to 
overcome the loss of their fallen heroes, and the resolution was then 
agreed to.
  Page S10777
  Laotian and Hmong Veterans: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 406, 
honoring and commending the Lao Veterans of America, Laotian and Hmong 
veterans of the Vietnam War, and their families, for their historic 
contributions to the United States.
  Page S10777
  Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day: Committee on the Judiciary was 
discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 266, designating 
October 10, 2002, as ``Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day'', and the 
resolution was then agreed to.
  Pages S10777-78
  Children's Internet Safety Month: Committee on the Judiciary was 
discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 338, designating the 
month of October, 2002, as ``Children's Internet Safety Month'', and 
the resolution was then agreed to.
  Page S10778
  Ellis Island Medal of Honor Recognition: Committee on the Judiciary 
was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 334, recognizing 
the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and the resolution was then agreed to.
                                                            Page S10778
  Bread Recognition: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from 
further consideration of S. Con. Res. 148, recognizing the significance 
of bread in American history, culture, and daily diet, and the 
resolution was then agreed to.
  Pages S10778-79
  Condemning Video Broadcasting of Daniel Pearl's Death: Senate agreed 
to S. Res. 351, condemning the posting on the Internet of video and 
pictures of the murder of Daniel Pearl and calling on such video and 
pictures to be removed immediately.
  Page S10779
  Political Parties Committee: Senate passed H.R. 5596, to amend 
section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to eliminate 
notification and return requirements for State and local party 
committees and candidate committees and avoid duplicate reporting by 
certain State and local political committees of information required to 
be reported and made publicly available under State law, clearing the 
measure for the President.
  Pages S10779-81
  Senate Legal Counsel Representation: Senate agreed to S. Res. 352, to 
authorize representation by the Senate Legal Counsel in the case of 
Judicial Watch, Inc. v. William J. Clinton, et. al.
  Pages S10781-82
  Senate Legal Counsel Representation: Senate agreed to S. Res. 353, to 
authorize testimony, document production, and legal representation in 
United States v. John Murtari.
  Page S10782
Pledge of Allegiance Bill: Senate concurred in the amendment of the 
House to S. 2690, to reaffirm the reference to one Nation under God in 
the Pledge of Allegiance, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                        Pages S10628-29
Health Care Safety Net Amendments: Senate concurred in the amendment of 
the House to S. 1533, to amend the Public Health Service Act to 
reauthorize and strengthen the health centers program and the National 
Health Service Corps, and to establish the Healthy Communities Access 
Program, which will help coordinate services for the uninsured and 
underinsured.
  Pages S10754-67
Authority for Committees: All committees were authorized to file 
executive and legislative reports during the adjournment of the Senate 
on Monday, November 4, 2002, from 10 a.m., to 2 p.m.
  Page S10743
Authority To Make Appointments: A unanimous-consent agreement was 
reached providing that notwithstanding a recess or adjournment of the 
Senate for the duration of the 107th Congress, the President

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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 S10743
Order for Pro Forma Sessions: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached 
providing that the Senate meet in pro forma sessions on the following 
dates: October 21, 24, 28, 30, November 4, 7, and 8 at 10:30 a.m. each 
day, unless the Majority Leader, or his designee, with the concurrence 
of the Republican Leader, is seeking recognition. Further, that 
following the adjournment on November 8, the Senate reconvene on 
Tuesday, November 12, at 1 p.m. for a period of morning business. 
                                                            Page S10782
Executive Reports of Committees: Senate received the following 
executive reports of a committee:
  Report to accompany Treaty With Honduras For Return Of Stolen, 
Robbed, And Embezzled Vehicles And Aircraft, With Annexes And Exchange 
Of Notes (Treaty Doc. 107-15) (Ex. Rept. 107-11)
  Report to accompany Extradition Treaty With Peru (Treaty Doc. 107-6) 
(Ex. Rept. 107-12)
  Report to accompany Extradition Treaty With Lithuania (Treaty Doc. 
107-4) (Ex. Rept. 107-13)
  Report to accompany Second Protocol Amending Extradition Treaty With 
Canada (Treaty Doc. 107-11) (Ex. Rept. 107-14)
  Report to accompany Treaty On Mutual Legal Assistance In Criminal 
Matters With Belize (Treaty Doc. 107-13), India (Treaty Doc. 107-3), 
Ireland (Treaty Doc. 107-9) and Liechtenstein (Treaty Doc. 107-16) (Ex. 
Rept. 107-15)
Page S10674-76
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  Scott W. Muller, of Maryland, to be General Counsel of the Central 
Intelligence Agency.
  Mark B. McClellan, of the District of Columbia, to be Commissioner of 
Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services.
  2 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
  5 Army nominations in the rank of general.
  1 Marine Corps nomination in the rank of general.
  2 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.
  Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Foreign Service, Navy. 
                                             Pages S10638-40, S10784-85
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Steven C. Beering, of Indiana, to be a Member of the National Science 
Board, National Science Foundation, for the remainder of the term 
expiring May 10, 2004.
  Barry C. Barish, of California, to be a Member of the National 
Science Board, National Science Foundation, for a term expiring May 10, 
2008.
  Ray M. Bowen, of Texas, to be a Member of the National Science Board, 
National Science Foundation, for a term expiring May 10, 2008.
  Delores M. Etter, of Maryland, to be a Member of the National Science 
Board, National Science Foundation, for a term expiring May 10, 2008.
  Kenneth M. Ford, of Florida, to be a Member of the National Science 
Board, National Science Foundation, for a term expiring May 10, 2008.
  Daniel E. Hastings, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the National 
Science Board, National Science Foundation, for a term expiring May 10, 
2008.
  Douglas D. Randall, of Missouri, to be a Member of the National 
Science Board, National Science Foundation, for a term expiring May 10, 
2008.
  Jo Anne Vasquez, of Arizona, to be a Member of the National Science 
Board, National Science Foundation, for a term expiring May 10, 2008.
  Routine lists in the Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy.
Pages S10782-84
Nominations Withdrawn: Senate received notification of withdrawal of 
the following nominations:
  Peter Marzio, of Texas, to be a Member of the National Museum 
Services Board for a term expiring December 6, 2006, which was sent to 
the Senate on September 4, 2002.
Page S10785
Nominations Discharged and Referred: By unanimous consent, the 
following nomination was discharged from the Committee on Health, 
Education, Labor and Pensions and then referred to the Committee on 
Governmental Affairs for the statutory time limitation:
  John Portman Higgins, of Virginia, to be Inspector General, 
Department of Education.
Page S10638
Nominations Discharged and Placed on Calendar: By unanimous-consent, 
the following nominations were discharged from the Committee on Health, 
Education, Labor and Pensions and then placed on the Executive 
Calendar:
  Robert J. Battista, of Michigan, to be a Member of the National Labor 
Relations Board;
  Wilma B. Liebman, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the 
National Labor Relations Board;
  Peter Schaumber, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the 
National Labor Relations Board;
  Joel Kahn, of Ohio, to be a Member of the National Council on 
Disability;
  Patricia Pound, of Texas, to be a Member of the National Council on 
Disability;

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  Linda Wetters, of Ohio, to be a Member of the National Council on 
Disability;
  David Gelernter, of Connecticut, to be a Member of the National 
Council on the Arts;
  A. Wilson Greene, of Virginia, to be a Member of the National Museum 
Services Board;
  Judith Ann Rapanos, of Michigan, to be a Member of the National 
Museum Services Board for a term expiring December 6, 2002;
  Judith Ann Rapanos, of Michigan, to be a Member of the National 
Museum Services Board for a term expiring December 6, 2007;
  Maria Mercedes Guillemard, of Puerto Rico, to be a Member of the 
National Museum Services Board;
  Nancy S. Dwight, of New Hampshire, to be a Member of the National 
Museum Services Board;
  Peter Hero, of California, to be a Member of the National Museum 
Services Board;
  Beth Walkup, of Arizona, to be a Member of the National Museum 
Services Board;
  Thomas E. Lorentzen, of California, to be a Member of the National 
Museum Services Board;
  Juan R. Olivarez, of Michigan, to be a Member of the National 
Institute for Literacy Advisory Board;
  James M. Stephens, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Occupational 
Safety and Health Review Commission;
  Peggy Goldwater-Clay, of California, to be a Member of the Board of 
Trustees of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education 
Foundation; and
  Carol C. Gambill, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the National 
Institute for Literacy Advisory Board.
Page S10638
Messages From the House:
  Pages S10673-74
Enrolled Bills Presented:
  Page S10664
Executive Communications:
  Page S10674
Petitions and Memorials:
  Page S10674
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Pages S10674-76
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S10677-78
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S10678-S10734
Additional Statements:
  Pages S10667-73
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S10734-39
Authority for Committees to Meet:
  Page S10739
Adjournment: Senate met at 11 a.m., and adjourned at 10:25 p.m., until 
10:30 a.m., on Monday, October 21, 2002 in pro forma session. (For 
Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in 
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Committee Meetings
  No committee meetings were held.


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Chamber Action
Measures Introduced: 2 public bills, H.R. 5694-5695; and 1 resolution, 
H. Con. Res. 513, were introduced.
  Page H8028
Reports Filed: No reports were filed today.
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he 
appointed Representative Wolf or Representative Gilchrest to sign 
enrolled bills and joint resolutions through Nov. 13, 2002. 
                                                             Page H8025
Meeting Hour--Monday, Oct. 21: Agreed that when the House adjourns 
today, it adjourn to meet at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 21.
  Page H8025
Senate Messages: Message received from the Senate today appears on page 
H8025.
Referrals: S. 1233 was held at the desk and S. 2667 was referred to the 
Committee on International Relations.
  Page H8028
Quorum Calls--Votes: There were no quorum calls or recorded voted 
during the proceedings of the House today.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 10:23 a.m.


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Committee Meetings
ECN'S AND MARKET STRUCTURE
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and 
Consumer Protection held a hearing titled ``ECNs and Market Structure: 
Ensuring Best Prices for Consumers.'' Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.
SECURING AMERICA
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing titled

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``Securing America: The Federal Government's Response to Nuclear 
Terrorism at Our Nation's Ports and Borders.'' Testimony was heard from 
the following officials of the Department of the Treasury: Robert C. 
Bonner, Commissioner, U.S. Customs Service; and Jeffrey Rush, Jr., 
Inspector General; Ambassador Linton Brooks, Acting Administrator, 
National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy; Stephen 
M. Younger, Director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Department of 
Defense; and Laurie E. Ekstrand, Director, Tax Administration and 
Justice Issues, GAO.

Joint Meetings
9/11 INQUIRY
Joint Hearing: Senate Select Committee on Intelligence continued joint 
hearings 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 Eleanor Hill, Staff Director, Joint 
Inquiry Staff; George J. Tenet, Director, Central Intelligence Agency; 
Lieutenant General Michael V. Hayden, USAF, Director, National Security 
Agency/Chief, Central Security Service; Rear Admiral Lowell E. Jacoby, 
USN, Acting Director, Defense Intelligence Agency; and Robert S. 
Mueller III, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice.
  Hearings recessed subject to the call.


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                            NEW PUBLIC LAWS

 (For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, October 15, 2002, 
                               p. D1089)
  H.R. 3214, to amend the charter of the AMVETS organization. Signed on 
October 16, 2002. (Public Law 107-241)
  H.R. 3838, to amend the charter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of 
the United States organization to make members of the armed forces who 
receive special pay for duty subject to hostile fire or imminent danger 
eligible for membership in the organization. Signed on October 16, 
2002. (Public Law 107-242)
  H.J. Res. 114, to authorize the use of United States Armed Forces 
against Iraq. Signed on October 16, 2002. (Public Law 107-243)


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2002-10-18

[Daily Digest]
[Page D1105]
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                     COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

                            OCTOBER 18, 2002

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  No meetings/hearings scheduled.


                                 House

  No Committee meetings are scheduled.


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Daily Digest/CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

[Daily Digest]
[Page D1105]
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                      CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

              Week of October 21 through October 26, 2002

                             Senate Chamber

  On Monday and Thursday, Senate will meet in pro forma session.
  On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, Senate will not be in session.


                           Senate Committees

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)
  Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: October 24, 
to hold hearings to examine uninsured pregnant women, focusing on 
the impact on infant and maternal mortality, 10 a.m., SD-430.


                             House Chamber

  To be announced.


                            House Committees

  No Committee meetings are scheduled.


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Daily Digest/Next Meeting of the SENATE + Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES + Other End Matter

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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                     10:30 a.m., Monday, October 21

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Monday: Senate will meet in pro forma session.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                      11 a.m., Monday, October 21

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Monday: Pro forma session.
    


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