EXECUTIVE CALENDAR
(Senate - October 17, 2002)

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                           EXECUTIVE CALENDAR

  Mr. REID. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Senate 
proceed

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to executive session to consider the following nominations: Calendar 
Nos. 1130, 1134, 1136, 1138, 1139 through 1146, and the nominations 
placed on the Secretary's desk; that the nominations be confirmed, the 
motions to reconsider be laid upon the table, the President be 
immediately notified of the Senate's action and that any statements 
pertaining thereto be printed in the Record, with the preceding all 
occurring with no intervening action or debate.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.
  The nominations were considered and confirmed as follows:


                department of health and human services

       Mark B. McClellan, of the District of Columbia, to be 
     Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and 
     Human Services.


                          central intelligence

       Scott W. Muller, of Maryland, to be General Counsel of the 
     Central Intelligence Agency.


                               air force

       The following named officer for appointment in the United 
     States Air Force to the grade indicated while assigned to a 
     position of importance and responsibility under title 10, 
     U.S.C., section 601:

                        To be lieutenant general

     Lt. Gen. Glen W. Moorehead, III, 0000

       The following officer for appointment in the United States 
     Air Force to the grade indicated under title 10, U.S.C., 
     section 624:

                        To be brigadier general

     Col. Frederick F. Roggero, 0000


                                  army

       The following named officer for appointment in the United 
     States Army to the grade indicated while assigned to a 
     position of importance and responsibility under title 10, 
     U.S.C., section 601:

                             To be general

     Lt. Gen. Burwell B. Bell, III, 0000

       The following named officer for appointment in the United 
     States Army to the grade indicated while assigned to a 
     position of importance and responsibility under title 10, 
     U.S.C., section 601:

                        To be lieutenant general

     Maj. Gen. Robert W. Wagner, 0000

       The following named officer for appointment in the United 
     States Army to the grade indicated while assigned to a 
     position of importance and responsibility under title 10, 
     U.S.C., section 601:

                        To be lieutenant general

     Maj. Gen. Richard A. Hack, 0000

       The following Army National Guard officers for appointment 
     in the Reserve of the Army to the grades indicated under 
     title 10, U.S.C., Section 12203:

                          To be major general

     Brigadier General George A. Buskirk, Jr., 0000

       The following Army National Guard of the United States 
     officer for appointment in the Reserve of the Army to the 
     grade indicated under title 10, U.S.C., section 12203:

                          To be major general

     Brig. Gen. David C. Harris, 0000


                              MARINE CORPS

       The following named officer for appointment in the United 
     States Marine Corps to the grade indicated while assigned to 
     a position of importance and responsibility under title 10, 
     U.S.C., section 601:

                        To be lieutenant general

     Maj. Gen. James T. Conway, 0000


                                  NAVY

       The following named officer for appointment in the United 
     States Navy to the grade indicated while assigned to a 
     position of importance and responsibility under title 10, 
     U.S.C., section 601:

                           To be vice admiral

     Rear Adm. Lowell E. Jacoby, 0000

       The following named officer for appointment in the United 
     States Navy to the grade indicated while assigned to a 
     position of importance and responsibility under title 10, 
     U.S.C., section 601:

                           To be vice admiral

     Rear Adm. David L. Brewer, III, 0000

               Nominations Placed on the Secretary's Desk


                               air force

       PN2208 Air Force nomination of James M. Knauf, which was 
     received by the Senate and appeared in the Congressional 
     Record of October 1, 2002.
       PN2209 Air Force nomination of Gary P. Endersby, which was 
     received by the Senate and appeared in the Congressional 
     Record of October 1, 2002.
       PN2210 Air Force nomination of Mark A. Jeffries, which was 
     received by the Senate and appeared in the Congressional 
     Record of October 1, 2002.
       PN2211 Air Force nomination of John P. Regan, which was 
     received by the Senate and appeared in the Congressional 
     Record of October 1, 2002.
       PN2212 Air Force nomination of John S. McFadden, which was 
     received by the Senate and appeared in the Congressional 
     Record of October 1, 2002.
       PN2213 Air Force nomination of Larry B. Largent, which was 
     received by the Senate and appeared in the Congressional 
     Record of October 1, 2002.
       PN2214 Air Force nomination of Frank W. Palmisano, which 
     was received by the Senate and appeared in the Congressional 
     Record of October 1, 2002.
       PN2215 Air Force nominations (2) beginning David S. 
     Brenton, and ending Brenda K. Roberts, which nominations were 
     received by the Senate and appeared in the Congressional 
     Record of October 1, 2002.
       PN2216 Air Force nominations (2) beginning Cynthia A. 
     Jones, and ending Jeffrey F. Jones, which nominations were 
     received by the Senate and appeared in the Congressional 
     Record of October 1, 2002.
       PN2217 Air Force nomination of Mario G. Correia, which was 
     received by the Senate and appeared in the Congressional 
     Record of October 1, 2002.
       PN2218 Air Force nomination of Michael L. Martin, which was 
     received by the Senate and appeared in the Congressional 
     Record of October 1, 2002.
       PN2219 Air Force nominations (2) beginning Xiao Li Ren, and 
     ending Jeffrey H. Sedgewick*, which nominations were received 
     by the Senate and appeared in the Congressional Record of 
     October 1, 2002.
       PN2220 Air Force nominations (3) beginning Thomas A. 
     Augustine III*, and ending Charles E. Pyke*, which 
     nominations were received by the Senate and appeared in the 
     Congressional Record of October 1, 2002.
       PN2229 Air Force nominations (39) beginning Errish Nasser 
     G. Abu, and ending Ernest J. Zeringue, which nominations were 
     received by the Senate and appeared in the Congressional 
     Record of October 4, 2002.
       PN2240 Air Force nominations (2) beginning Dana H. Born, 
     and ending James L. Cook, which nominations were received by 
     the Senate and appeared in the Congressional Record of 
     October 8, 2002.


                                  army

       PN2221 Army nomination of Scott T. William, which was 
     received by the Senate and appeared in the Congressional 
     Record of October 1, 2002.
       PN2222 Army nomination of Erik A. Dahl, which was received 
     by the Senate and appeared in the Congressional Record of 
     October 1, 2002.
       PN2241 Army nomination of James R. Kimmelman, which was 
     received by the Senate and appeared in the Congressional 
     Record of October 8, 2002.
       PN2242 Army nomination of John E. Johnston, which was 
     received by the Senate and appeared in the Congressional 
     Record of October 8, 2002.
       PN2243 Army nominations (5) beginning Janet L. Bargewell, 
     and ending Mitchell E. Tolman, which nominations were 
     received by the Senate and appeared in the Congressional 
     Record of October 8, 2002.
       PN2244 Army nominations (5) beginning Leland W. Dochterman, 
     and ending Douglas R. Winters, which nominations were 
     received by the Senate and appeared in the Congressional 
     Record of October 8, 2002.
       PN2245 Army nominations (6) beginning Glenn E. Ballard, and 
     ending Marion J. Yester, which nominations were received by 
     the Senate and appeared in the Congressional Record of 
     October 8, 2002.
       PN2246 Army nomination of Robert D. Boidock, which was 
     received by the Senate and appeared in the Congressional 
     Record of October 8, 2002.
       PN2247 Army nomination of Dermot M. Cotter, which was 
     received by the Senate and appeared in the Congressional 
     Record of October 8, 2002.
       PN2248 Army nomination of Connie R. Kalk, which was 
     received by the Senate and appeared in the Congressional 
     Record of October 8, 2002.
       PN2249 Army nomination of Michael J. Hoilen, which was 
     received by the Senate and appeared in the Congressional 
     Record of October 8, 2002.
       PN2250 Army nomination of Romeo Ng, which was received by 
     the Senate and appeared in the Congressional Record of 
     October 8, 2002.
       PN2267 Army nominations (71) beginning Judy A. Abbott, and 
     ending Dennis C. Zachary, which nominations were received by 
     the Senate and appeared in the Congressional Record of 
     October 10, 2002.
       PN2268 Army nominations (48) beginning Jose 
     Almocarrasquillo, and ending Matthew L. Zizmor, which 
     nominations were received by the Senate and appeared in the 
     Congressional Record of October 10, 2002.
       PN2269 Army nominations (42) beginning Arthur L. Arnold, 
     Jr., and ending Mark S. Vajcovec, which nominations were 
     received by the Senate and appeared in the Congressional 
     Record of October 10, 2002.
       PN2270 Army nominations (41) beginning Adrine S. Adams, and 
     ending Maryellen Yacka, which nominations were received by 
     the Senate and appeared in the Congressional Record of 
     October 10, 2002.


                            foreign service

       PN1894 Foreign Service nominations (139) beginning Dean B. 
     Wooden, and ending Claudia L. Yellin, which nominations were 
     received by the Senate and appeared in the Congressional 
     Record of June 21, 2002.
       PN1893-1 Foreign Service nominations (132) beginning 
     Deborah C. Rhea, and ending Ashley J. Tellis, which 
     nominations were received by the Senate and appeared in the 
     Congressional Record of June 21, 2002.


                     Nomination of MARK MC CLELLAN

  Mr. KENNEDY. Dr. McClellan has an impressive background. He is both

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economist and a physician. He is a member of the President's Council of 
Economic Advisers and he is also a major advisor on health policy to 
the President today. He was an associate professor of economics and 
medicine at Stanford University. He also served as deputy assistant 
secretary in the Department of Treasury. And, best of all, he received 
his medical degree, his doctorate in economics, and his master's degree 
in public health at Harvard and MIT.
  This nomination to a major public health position is long overdue. 
Dr. McClellan has the training, the experience, and the stature to 
serve as the head of the country's most important public health 
regulatory agency--an agency that serves as the gold standard for the 
rest of the world.
  FDA's mission is to protect the public health. Its mission affects 
more than a quarter of every dollar spent in the U.S. economy. The 
products that it regulates--food, drugs, biologics, devices supplements 
and cosmetics--affect public health and safety every day.
  The agency also has a long and distinguished history of serving the 
public interest. It has a proud tradition of promoting the public 
interest ahead of special interests. It is an agency of skilled 
professionals who set high standards and demand excellence from the 
industries it regulates.
  In this time of extraordinary medical breakthroughs and as new 
threats to public health arise, the FDA faces enormous challenges. The 
American people increasingly depend on the FDA to safeguard public 
health. Now is not the time for FDA to retreat from these challenges, 
or surrender its authority over public health.
  Dr. McClellan has been nominated to a position of great 
responsibility. I believe he will make a fine commissioner, one who 
will help lead the agency into the 21st century.

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