Daily Digest

Thursday, October 3, 2002

Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS

    Senate agreed to the conference report on H.R. 2215, 21st Century Department of Justice Appropriations Authorization Act.
    The House and Senate passed H.J. Res. 112, making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2003.
    House Committee ordered reported a joint resolution to authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against Iraq.

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S9861–9931

Measures Introduced: Twenty-one bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 3036–3056, and S. Con. Res. 149.
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Measures Reported:

S. 2608, to amend the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 to authorize the acquisition of coastal areas in order better to ensure their protection from conversion or development, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 107–296)

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, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 107–297)
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Measures Passed:

Continuing Resolution: Senate passed H.J. Res. 112, making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2003, clearing the measure for the President.
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Armed Forces Tax Fairness Act: Senate passed H.R. 5063, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve tax equity for military personnel, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S9915–27

Reid (for McCain/Baucus) Amendment No. 4855, to apply the special rule for members of the uniformed services and Foreign Service to sales or exchanges after May 6, 1997.
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Pharmacy Education Aid Act: Senate passed S. 1806, to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to health professions programs regarding the practice of pharmacy, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S9927–30


National Minority Health and Health Disparities Month: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of H. Con. Res. 388, expressing the sense of the Congress that there should be established a National Minority Health and Health Disparities Month, and the resolution was then agreed to.
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National Minority Health and Health Disparities Month: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Con. Res. 139, expressing the sense of Congress that there should be established a National Minority Health and Health Disparities Month, and the resolution was then agreed to.
Pages S9930–31


National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Week: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 270, designating the week of October 13, 2002, through October 19, 2002, as ``National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Week'', and the resolution was then agreed to.
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21st Century Department of Justice Appropriations Authorization Act--Conference Report: By unanimous-consent, Senate agreed to the conference report on H.R. 2215, to authorize appropriations for the Department of Justice for fiscal year 2002.
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During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:

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By 93 yeas to 5 nays (Vote No. 229), 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.
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Further Resolution on Iraq: By unanimous-consent, Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to consideration of S.J. Res. 45, to authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against Iraq.
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During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:

By 95 yeas to 1 nay (Vote No. 230), 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 motion to proceed to the resolution.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the motion to proceed to the resolution be agreed to and that consideration of the joint resolution be limited to debate only until Tuesday, October 8, 2002.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the resolution at 9:30 a.m., on Friday, October 4, 2002.
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Messages From the House:
Pages S9900–01


Measures Placed on Calendar:
Pages S9861, S9901


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S9901–02


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S9902–13


Additional Statements:
Pages S9899–S9900


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S9913–14


Authority for Committees to Meet:
Pages S9914–15


Privilege of the Floor:
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Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--230)
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Adjournment: Senate met at 10 a.m., adjourned at 6:25 p.m., until 9:30 a.m., on Friday, October 4, 2002. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S9931).

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

NOMINATIONS

Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Committee concluded hearings on the nomination of Nancy Carol Pellett, of Iowa, to be a Board Member of the Farm Credit Administration. Ms. Pellett was introduced by Senator Grassley.

MONEY LAUNDERING

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded hearings to examine issues related to money laundering, including the 2002 National Money Laundering Strategy, progress on the financial front of the ongoing war on terrorism, and the implementation of the USA Patriot Act (P. L. 107–56), after receiving testimony from Senator Grassley; Kenneth W. Dam, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury; Larry D. Thompson, Deputy Attorney General of the Department of Justice; and Alvin C. James, Jr., Ernst and Young, Stuart Eizenstat, Covington and Burling, and Elisse B. Walter, National Association of Securities Dealers, all of Washington, D.C.

NOMINATIONS

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded hearings to examine the nominations of Armando J. Bucelo, Jr., of Florida, to be a Director of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, Alberto Faustino Trevino, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Diana E. Furchtgott-Roth, of Maryland, to be a Director of the Federal Housing Finance Board, Carolyn Y. Peoples, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Deborah Doyle McWhinney, of California, to be a Director of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, John M. Reich, of Virginia, to be Vice Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and Rafael Cuellar, of New Jersey, and Michael Scott, of North Carolina, each to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Consumer Cooperative Bank, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

NATIONAL PARK OVERFLIGHTS

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded oversight hearings to examine park aircraft overflight regulations, park visitor safety, restoration of natural park quiet, and air tour management, after receiving testimony from Paul Hoffman, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish and Wildlife and Parks; Margaret Gilligan, Deputy Associate Administrator for Regulations and Certification, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation; Alan R. Stephen, Grand Canyon Airlines, North Las Vegas, Nevada, on behalf of United States Air Tour Association; Tom Robinson, Grand Canyon Trust, Flagstaff, Arizona; Steven Bosak, National Parks Conservation Association, Washington, D.C.; and James D. Santini, Alexandria, Virginia.

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EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space concluded hearings to examine Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the equal treatment of women in education, focusing on opportunities for women in science, mathematics, and engineering, after receiving testimony from former Senator Birch Bayh, Venable, Baetjer, and Howard, and Marcia D. Greenberger, National Women's Law Center, both of Washington, D.C.; C. Todd Jones, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Education for Enforcement, Office for Civil Rights; Margaret Murphy, Brown University Women's Hockey Team, Providence, Rhode Island; April Brown, Duke University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Durham, North Carolina; and Geraldine L. Richmond, University of Oregon Department of Chemistry, Eugene.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee ordered favorably reported the following business items:

S.J. Res. 44, to consent to amendments to the Hawaii Homes Commission Act, 1920, with an amendment;

S. 1451, to provide for the conveyance of certain public land in Clark County, Nevada, for use as a shooting range, with an amendment;

S. 1959, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of the Former Eagledale Ferry Dock in the State of Washington for potential inclusion in the National Park System, with an amendment;

S. 1988, to authorize the American Battle Monuments Commission to establish in the State of Louisiana a memorial to honor the Buffalo Soldiers, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. 2016, to authorize the exchange of lands between an Alaska Native Village Corporation and the Department of the Interior, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. 2475, to amend the Central Utah Project Completion Act to clarify the responsibilities of the Secretary of the Interior with respect to the Central Utah Project, to redirect unexpended budget authority for the Central Utah Project for wastewater treatment and reuse and other purposes, to provide for prepayment of repayment contracts for municipal and industrial water delivery facilities, and to eliminate a deadline for such prepayment, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. 2556, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain facilities to the Fremont-Madison Irrigation District in the State of Idaho, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. 2587, to establish the Joint Federal and State Navigable Waters Commission of Alaska, with an amendment;

S. 2612, to establish wilderness areas, promote conservation, improve public land, and provide for high quality development in Clark County, Nevada, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. 2623, to designate the Cedar Creek Battlefield and Belle Grove Plantation National Historical Park as a unit of the National Park System, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. 2652, to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to sell or exchange certain land in the State of Florida, with amendments;

S. 2672, to provide opportunities for collaborative restoration projects on National Forest System and other public domain lands, with an amendment;

S. 2696, to clear title to certain real property in New Mexico associated with the Middle Rio Grande Project, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. 2727, to provide for the protection of paleontological resources on Federal lands, with amendments;

S. 2731, to establish the Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area in the State of New Jersey, with an amendment;

S. 2744, to establish the National Aviation Heritage Area, with amendments;

S. 2756, to establish the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership in the States of Vermont and New York, with an amendment;

S. 2773, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to cooperate with the High Plains Aquifer States in conducting a hydrogeologic characterization, mapping, modeling and monitoring program for the High Plains Aquifer, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. 2776, to provide for the protection of archaeological sites in the Galisteo Basin in New Mexico, with an amendment;

S. 2788, to revise the boundary of the Wind Cave National Park in the State of South Dakota;

S. 2823, to amend the Organic Act of Guam for the purposes of clarifying the local judicial structure of Guam;

S. 2872, to reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project in the State of Illinois;

S. 2880, to designate Fort Bayard Historic District in the State of New Mexico as a National Historic Landmark;

S. 2893, to provide that certain Bureau of Land Management land shall be held in trust for the Pueblo of Santa Clara and the Pueblo of San Ildefonso in the State of New Mexico;

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S. 2899, to establish the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area, Louisiana, with an amendment;

S. 2927, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project in the State of Oregon;

S. 2937, to establish the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area in the State of North Carolina, with an amendment;

S. 2952, to amend the National Trails System Act to extend the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail;

H.R. 5125, to amend the American Battlefield Protection Act of 1996 to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish a battlefield acquisition grant program;

S. 3005, to revise the boundary of the Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park in the State of Hawaii, with amendments;

H.R. 980, to establish the Moccasin Bend National Historic Site in the State of Tennessee as a unit of the National Park System, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and an amendment to the title;

H.R. 2628, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of the suitability and feasibility of establishing the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area in Alabama;

H.R. 2990, to amend the Lower Rio Grande Valley Water Resources Conservation and Improvement Act of 2000 to authorize additional projects under that Act;

H.R. 3401, to provide for the conveyance of Forest Service facilities and lands comprising the Five Mile Regional Learning Center in the State of California to the Clovis Unified School District, to authorize a new special use permit regarding the continued use of unconveyed lands comprising the Center;

H.R. 3421, to provide adequate school facilities within Yosemite National Park, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

H.R. 3786, to revise the boundary of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in the States of Utah and Arizona, with amendments;

H.R. 3858, to modify the boundaries of the New River Gorge National River, West Virginia;

H.R. 3909, to designate certain Federal lands in the State of Utah as the Gunn McKay Nature Preserve;

H.R. 3928, to assist in the preservation of archaeological, paleontological, zoological, geological, and botanical artifacts through construction of a new facility for the University of Utah Museum of Natural History, Salt Lake City, Utah;

H.R. 3954, to designate certain waterways in the Caribbean National Forest in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System;

H.R. 4682, to revise the boundary of the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site;

S. 2585, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to disclaim any Federal interest in lands adjacent to Spirit Lake and Twin Lakes in the State of Idaho resulting from possible omission of lands from an 1880 survey;

S. 2670, to establish Institutes to conduct research on the prevention of, and restoration from, wildfires in forest and woodland ecosystems, with an amendment;

H.R. 451, to make certain adjustments to the boundaries of the Mount Nebo Wilderness Area;

H.R. 2818, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain public land within the Sand Mountain Wilderness Study Area in the State of Idaho to resolve an occupancy encroachment dating back to 1971;

S. 2565, to enhance ecosystem protection and the range of outdoor opportunities protected by statute in the Skykomish River valley of the State of Washington by designating certain lower-elevation Federal lands as wilderness;

S. 1816, to provide for the continuation of higher education through the conveyance of certain public lands in the State of Alaska to the University of Alaska;

S. 3003, to authorize a land conveyance between the United States and the City of Craig, Alaska;

H.R. 5099, to extend the periods of authorization for the Secretary of the Interior to implement capital construction projects associated with the endangered fish recovery implementation programs for the Upper Colorado and San Juan River Basins.

SOCIAL SECURITY REFORM

Committee on Finance: Committee held hearings to examine the recommendations of the President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security, after receiving testimony from Olivia S. Mitchell, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, Philadelphia, on behalf of the President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security; and Peter R. Orszag, Brookings Institution, Andrew G. Biggs, Cato Institute, Robert Greenstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Esther Canja, AARP, Barbara B. Kennelly, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, Robert L. Bixby, Concord Coalition, and Marty Ford, Arc of the United States, on behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities, all of Washington, D.C.

Hearing recessed subject to the call.

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NOMINATIONS

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded hearings to examine the nominations of Richard Allan Roth, of Michigan, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Senegal, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Republic of Guinea-Bissau; Joseph Huggins, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Botswana; and Robin Renee Sanders, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Congo, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

NOMINATIONS

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded hearings on the nominations of Maura Ann Harty, of Florida, to be Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs; Kim R. Holmes, of Maryland, to be Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs; Francis X. Taylor, of Maryland, to be Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security, and Director for the Office of Foreign Missions, with the rank of Ambassador; and Ellen R. Sauerbrey, of Maryland, for the rank of Ambassador during her tenure of service as the United States Representative on the Commission on the Status of Women of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf. Mr. Holmes and Ms. Sauerbrey were introduced by Senator Allen.

NOMINATION

Committee on Rules and Administration: Committee concluded hearings to examine the nomination of Bruce R. James, of Nevada, to be Public Printer, Government Printing Office, after the nominee, who was introduced by Senator Ensign, testified and answered questions in his own behalf. Testimony was also received on the nomination from Benjamin Y. Cooper, Printing Industries of America, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia; and Joan F. Cheverie, Georgetown University, on behalf of the American Library Association and the Special Libraries Association, and Robert S. Willard, National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, both of Washington, D.C.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Measures Introduced: 13 public bills, H.R. 5542–5554; 1 private bill, H.R. 5555; and 6 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 498–499, and H. Res. 570–573, were introduced.
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Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 282, to authorize the Pyramid of Remembrance Foundation to establish a memorial in the District of Columbia or its environs to soldiers who have lost their lives during peacekeeping operations, humanitarian efforts, training, terrorist attacks, or covert operations, amended (H. Rept. 107–719); and

H.R. 5400, to authorize the President of the United States to agree to certain amendments to the Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the United Mexican States concerning the establishment of a Border Environment Cooperation Commission and a North American Development Bank, amended (H. Rept. 107–720).
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Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Rev. Robert G. Hobson of Sun City, Arizona.
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Journal: Agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal of Wednesday, Oct. 2 by a yea-and-nay vote of 327 yeas to 53 nays, Roll No. 437.
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Making Further Continuing Appropriations: The House passed H.J. Res. 112, making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2003, by a yea-and-nay vote of 404 yeas to 7 nays, Roll No. 439.
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Agreed to H. Res. 568, the rule that provided for consideration of the joint resolution by voice vote. Earlier, agreed to order the previous question by a yea-and-nay vote of 206 yeas to 198 nays, Roll No. 438.
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Representative Farr Question of Privilege: The Chair ruled that the resolution offered by Representatives Farr did not constitute a question of the privileges of the House. Agreed to table the motion to appeal the ruling of the Chair by a yea-and-nay vote of 206 yeas to 192 nays, Roll No. 440.
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Representative Carson of Indiana Question of Privilege: The Chair ruled that the resolution offered by Representatives Carson of Indiana did not constitute a question of the privileges of the House. Agreed to table the motion to appeal the ruling of the Chair by a recorded vote of 203 ayes to 192 noes, Roll No. 441.
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Intelligence Authorization--Go to Conference: The House disagreed with the Senate amendment to H.R. 4628, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2003 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System and agreed to a conference. Appointed as conferees: From the permanent Select Committee on Intelligence for consideration of the House bill and the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Chairman Goss and Representatives Bereuter, Castle, Boehlert, Gibbons, LaHood, Cunningham, Hoekstra, Burr of North Carolina, Chambliss, Everett, Pelosi, Bishop, Harman, Condit, Roemer, Reyes, Boswell, Peterson of Minnesota, and Cramer. And, from the Committee on Armed Services, for consideration of defense tactical intelligence and related activities: Chairman Stump and Representatives Hunter and Skelton.
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Late Report--Intelligence Authorization Conference Report: The Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence received permission to have until midnight on Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, to file a conference report on H.R. 4628, Intelligence Authorization Act for fiscal year 2003.
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Meeting Hour--Monday, Oct. 7: Agreed that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 7 for Morning-Hour Debate.
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Calendar Wednesday: Agreed to dispense with the Calendar Wednesday business of Wednesday, Oct. 9.
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Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Thornberry to act as Speaker pro tempore to sign enrolled bills and joint resolutions through October 8, 2002.
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Committee to Attend the Funeral of the Honorable Patsy T. Mink of Hawaii: Pursuant to H. Res. 566, expressing the condolences of the House of Representatives on the death of the Honorable Patsy T. Mink, a Representative from Hawaii, the Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following Members to the Committee to attend her funeral: Representatives Abercrombie, Gephardt, Pelosi, Obey, George Miller of California, Sensenbrenner, Faleomavaega, DeLauro, Waters, Clatyon, Eshoo, Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, Mica, Scott, Underwood, Woolsey, Jackson-Lee of Texas, Lofgren, Millender-McDonald, Lee, Kind, Wu, and Watson.
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Securing America's Future Energy Act: The Chair announced that in the appointment of the managers on the part of the House in the conference on H.R. 4, to enhance energy conservation, research and development and to provide for security and diversity in the energy supply for the American people, that Representative Cubin is appointed, in addition to the appointment from the Committee on Resources, for consideration of the House bill and the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference.
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Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate appear on page H6985.

Referrals: S. 1226 was referred to the Committee on Resources, S. 2980 was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and S. 1972 and S. Con. Res. 143 were held at the desk.
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Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea-and-nay votes and one recorded vote developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H6986, H6992–93, H7000–01, H7002 and H7003–04. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 4:11 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

Committee on Education and the Workforce: Held a hearing on ``The Rising Price of a Quality Postsecondary Education: Fact or Fiction.'' Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

REFORMING REAL ESTATE SETTLEMENT PROCEDURE

Committee on Financial Services: Held a hearing entitled ``Reforming the Real Estate Settlement Procedure: Review of HUD's proposed RESPA Rule.'' Testimony was heard from Mel Martinez, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

AMERICANS KIDNAPPED TO SAUDI ARABIA

Committee on Government Reform: Continued hearings on ``Americans Kidnapped to Saudi Arabia: Is the Saudi Government Responsible?'' Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of State: Ryan Crocker, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; and Dianne Andruch, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs; Raymond Mabus, former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia; and public witnesses.

WEST NILE VIRUS

Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources held a hearing on ``Responding to West Nile Virus: Public Health Implications and Federal Response.'' Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of Health and Human Services: James Hughes, M.D., Director, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Jesse L. Goodman, M.D., Deputy Director, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, FDA; John R. Lumpkin, M.D., Director, Department of Public Health, State of Illinois; and public witnesses.

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DISAPPEARING TAX DOLLARS

Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Government Efficiency, Financial Management, and Intergovernmental Relations held a hearing on ``Disappearing Tax Dollars: What Changes Are Needed?'' Testimony was heard from Linda Calbom, Director, Financial Management and Assurance, GAO; Angela M. Antonelli, Chief Financial Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development; and Jack Martin, Chief Financial Officer, Department of Education.

RESOLUTION--AUTHORIZING USE OF U.S. ARMED FORCES AGAINST IRAQ

Committee on International Relations: Ordered reported, as amended, H.J. Res. 114, to authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against Iraq.

COASTAL AMERICA PROGRAM

Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans held a hearing on the Coastal America program, and on the transfer of certain NOAA property to the Board of Trustees of the California State University. Testimony was heard from Representative Woolsey; Scott B. Gudes, Deputy Under Secretary, Oceans and Atmosphere, NOAA, Department of Commerce; James Connaughton, Chairman, Council on Environmental Quality; and a public witness.

THREAT OF NEAR-EARTH ASTEROIDS

Committee on Science: Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics held a hearing on the Threat of Near-Earth Asteroids. Testimony was heard from the following officials of NASA: Edward Weiler, Associate Administrator, Space Science; and David Morrison, Senior Scientist, Ames Research Center; Brig. Gen. Simon Worden, USAF, Department of Defense; Brian Marsden, Director, Minor Planet Center, Astrophysical Observatoy, Smithsonian Institution; and a public witness.

HEALTHCARE SERVICES--CMS REGULATION

Committee on Small Business: Held a hearing entitled ``CMS Regulation of Healthcare Services.'' Testimony was heard from Thomas Scully, Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services; and public witnesses.

CURRENTLY COVERED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS--MEDICARE PAYMENTS

Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Medicare Payments for Currently Covered Prescription Drugs. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of Health and Human Services: Thomas Scully, Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; and George Reeb, Assistant Inspector General, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Audits; and public witnesses.

Joint Meetings

9/11 INTELLIGENCE INVESTIGATION

Joint Hearings: Senate Select Committee on Intelligence continued joint hearings with the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to examine activities of the U.S. Intelligence to examine activities of the U.S. Intelligence Community in connection with the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, receiving testimony from Lee H. Hamilton, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Indiana University, Bloomington; Eleanor Hill, Staff Director, Joint Inquiry Staff; William Webster, former Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice, on behalf of the Commission for the Review of FBI Security Programs; William E. Odom, National Security Studies, Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C.; and Frederick P. Hitz, Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton, New Jersey.

Hearings recessed subject to call.

SECURING AMERICA'S FUTURE ENERGY ACT

Conferees met to resolve the differences between the Senate and House passed versions of H.R. 4, to enhance energy conservation, research and development and to provide for security and diversity in the energy supply for the American people, but did not complete action thereon.

Hearing recessed subject to the call.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

OCTOBER 4, 2002

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate
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Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Philip Merrill, of Maryland, to be President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, 11 a.m., SD–538.

Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold closed hearings on intelligence matters, 11 a.m., SH–219.

House

No Committee meetings are scheduled.

Joint Meetings

Joint Economic Committee: to hold hearings to examine the employee situation focusing on September 2002, 9:30 a.m., 1334 Longworth Building.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

9:30 a.m., Friday, October 4

Senate Chamber

Program for Friday: Senate will continue consideration of S.J. Res. 45, to authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against Iraq.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

9:30 a.m., Monday, October 7

House Chamber

Program for Monday: To be announced.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Andrews, Robert E., N.J., E1745

Becerra, Xavier, Calif., E1743

Bentsen, Ken, Tex., E1733

Bereuter, Doug, Nebr., E1733

Boehner, John A., Ohio, E1737

Burton, Dan, Ind., E1738

Cardin, Benjamin L., Md., E1746

Castle, Michael N., Del., E1737

Coyne, William J., Pa., E1743

Delahunt, William D., Mass., E1739

Dingell, John D., Mich., E1742

Duncan, John J., Jr., Tenn., E1747

Gillmor, Paul E., Ohio, E1739

Gilman, Benjamin A., N.Y., E1742, E1744

Holt, Rush D., N.J., E1747

Honda, Michael M., Calif., E1742, E1743

Jones, Stephanie Tubbs, Ohio, E1743

Kleczka, Gerald D., Wisc., E1734

Latham, Tom, Iowa, E1738

McDermott, Jim, Wash., E1745

McKeon, Howard P. ``Buck'', Calif., E1737

Mascara, Frank, Pa., E1742

Meehan, Martin T., Mass., E1746

Meek, Carrie P., Fla., E1745

Miller, Gary G., Calif., E1745

Morella, Constance A., Md., E1740

Pelosi, Nancy, Calif., E1733, E1735

Radanovich, George, Calif., E1735

Rangel, Charles B., N.Y., E1740

Roukema, Marge, N.J., E1733, E1734, E1735

Schaffer, Bob, Colo., E1736

Schakowsky, Janice D., Ill., E1744

Shimkus, John, Ill., E1741

Simpson, Michael K., Idaho, E1740

Skelton, Ike, Mo., E1734

Smith, Christopher H., N.J., E1746

Thompson, Mike, Calif., E1745

Thune, John R., S.D., E1741

Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E1740

Vitter, David, La., E1746

Waxman, Henry A., Calif., E1735

Wilson, Joe, S.C., E1741 

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