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                                         Tuesday, November 12, 2002

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      See Resume of Congressional Activity.
      The House agreed to the Conference Report on H.R. 4546, Bob Stump 
      National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S10809-S10847
Measures Introduced: One resolution was submitted, as follows: S. Con. 
Res. 155.
  Page S10844
Measures Reported:
  Reported on Monday, November 4, during the adjournment:
  S. 343, to establish a demonstration project to authorize the 
integration and coordination of Federal funding dedicated to the 
community, business, and economic development of Native American 
communities. (S. Rept. No. 107-324)
  S. 2975, to authorize the project for hurricane and storm damage 
reduction, Morganza, Louisiana, to the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi 
River and Tributaries. (S. Rept. No. 107-325)
  S. 2978, to modify the project for flood control, Little Calumet 
River, Indiana. (S. Rept. No. 107-326)
  S. 2983, to authorize a project for navigation, Chickamauga Lock and 
Dam, Tennessee, with an amendment. (S. Rept. No. 107-327)
  S. 2984, to authorize a project for environmental restoration at 
Smith Island, Maryland. (S. Rept. No. 107-328)
  S. 2999, to authorize the project for environmental restoration, Pine 
Flat Dam, Fresno County, California. (S. Rept. No. 107-329)
  Report to accompany S. 1651, to establish the United States Consensus 
Council to provide for a consensus building process in addressing 
national public policy issues. (S. Rept. No. 107-330)
  Report to accompany 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. (S. Rept. No. 107-331)
  Report to accompany 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. (S. Rept. No. 107-332)
  Report to accompany H.R. 4878, to provide for estimates and reports 
of improper payments by Federal agencies. (S. Rept. No. 107-333)
  Report to accompany S. 2513, to asses the extent of the backlog in 
DNA analysis of rape kit samples, and to improve investigation and 
prosecution of sexual assault cases with DNA evidence. (S. Rept. No. 
107-334)
Reported today:
  S. 1746, to amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 and the Energy 
Reorganization Act of 1974 to strengthen security at sensitive nuclear 
facilities, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. 
No. 107-335)
  S. 2715, to provide an additional extension of the period of 
availability of unemployment assistance under the Robert T. Stafford 
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act in the case of victims of 
the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. (S. Rept. No. 107-336)
  S. 2969, to provide for improvement of Federal education research, 
statistics, evaluation, information, and dissemination, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 107-337)
  S. 2730, to modify certain water resources projects for the 
Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers, Georgia, Florida and 
Alabama. (S. Rept. No. 107-338)
  S. 2332, to designate the Federal building and United States 
courthouse to be constructed at 10 East Commerce Street in Youngstown, 
Ohio, as the ``Nathaniel R. Jones Federal Building And United States 
Courthouse'', with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                        Pages S10843-44

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Swearing In of Senator Barkley: Senator Dean M. Barkley, of Minnesota, 
was sworn in to fill the unexpired term caused by the death of Senator 
Paul Wellstone.
  Page S10809
Removal of Injunction of Secrecy: The injunction of secrecy was removed 
from the following treaty:
  Inter-American Convention Against Terrorism (Treaty Doc. No. 107-18).
  The treaty was transmitted to the Senate today, considered as having 
been read for the first time, and referred, with accompanying papers, 
to the Committee on Foreign Relations and ordered to be printed. 
                                                        Pages S10846-47
Tributes to Senator Wellstone: A unanimous-consent agreement was 
reached providing that the tributes to Paul D. Wellstone, late a 
Senator from Minnesota, be printed as a Senate Document; and that 
Members have until 12 noon, Tuesday, December 3 to submit said 
tributes.
  Page S10831
Homeland Security Act--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was 
reached providing that at 2:45 p.m., on Wednesday, November 13, 2002, 
the motion to proceed to the motion to reconsider the vote (Vote No. 
227) by which cloture was not invoked on Gramm/Miller Amendment No. 
4738 (to Amendment No. 4471), of a perfecting nature, to H.R. 5005, 
Homeland Security Act, be agreed to, the motion to reconsider be agreed 
to, and without further intervening action or debate, Senate proceed to 
vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the amendment.
  Page S10845
Appointments: The Chair announced the following appointments made on 
October 22, 2002, during the adjournment:
  Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation: Pursuant to the provisions of 
Public Law 93-642, on behalf of the Vice President, the appointment of 
Senator Carnahan to the Board of Trustees of the Harry S Truman 
Scholarship Foundation, vice Senator Baucus.
  Page S10847
  Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance: Pursuant to the 
provisions of Public Law 99-498, on behalf of the President pro 
tempore, and upon the recommendation of the Majority Leader, the 
appointment of Clare Cotton of Massachusetts to the Advisory Committee 
on Student Financial Assistance, vice Donald R. Vickers of Vermont. 
                                                            Page S10847
Messages From the President: Senate received the following messages 
from the President of the United States:
  Transmitting, pursuant to law, a notice stating that the emergency 
declared with respect to the Government of Iran on November 14, 1979 is 
to continue beyond November 14, 2002; to the Committee on Banking, 
Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM-118)
Page S10841
  Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative to the continuation 
of the emergency regarding weapons of mass destruction; to the 
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM-119) 
                                                            Page S10842
  Transmitting, pursuant to law, a periodic report relative to the 
national emergency with respect to Iran which was declared in Executive 
Order No. 12170; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban 
Affairs (PM-120)
Page S10842
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  Diane M. Ruebling, of California, to be a Member of the Board of 
Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation for a term 
expiring December 17, 2002.
  C. William Swank, of Ohio, to be a Member of the Board of Directors 
of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation for a term expiring 
December 17, 2002.
  Samuel E. Ebbesen, of the Virgin Islands, to be a Member of the Board 
of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation for a term 
expiring December 17, 2003.
  Charles S. Abell, of Virginia, to be Deputy Under Secretary of 
Defense for Personnel and Readiness. (New Position)
  Steven J. Simmons, of Connecticut, to be Member of the Broadcasting 
Board of Governors for the remainder of the term expiring August 13, 
2003.
  Ned L. Siegel, of Florida, to be a Member of the Board of Directors 
of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation for a term expiring 
December 17, 2003.
  Alberto Faustino Trevino, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary 
of Housing and Urban Development.
  John R. Dawson, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to the 
Republic of Peru.
  Gene B. Christy, of Texas, to be Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam.
  Armando J. Bucelo, Jr., of Florida, to be a Director of the 
Securities Investor Protection Corporation for a term expiring December 
31, 2002.
  Armando J. Bucelo, Jr., of Florida, to be a Director of the 
Securities Investor Protection Corporation for a term expiring December 
31, 2005. (Reappointment)
  Deborah Doyle McWhinney, of California, to be a Director of the 
Securities Investor Protection Corporation for a term expiring December 
31, 2004.
  Carolyn Y. Peoples, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of 
Housing and Urban Development.

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  Charles Aaron Ray, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of 
Cambodia.
  David L. Lyon, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Fiji, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as 
Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Nauru, 
Ambassador to the Kingdom of Tonga, and Ambassador to Tuvalu.
  Linda Ellen Watt, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Panama.
  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.
  John M. Reich, of Virginia, to be Vice Chairperson of the Board of 
Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
  Antonio O. Garza, Jr., of Texas, to be Ambassador to Mexico.
  Joaquin F. Blaya, of Florida, to be a Member of the Broadcasting 
Board of Governors for a term expiring August 13, 2005. (Reappointment)
  Robert Maynard Grubbs, of Michigan, to be United States Marshal for 
the Eastern District of Michigan for the term of four years.
  Johnny Mack Brown, of South Carolina, to be United States Marshal for 
the District of South Carolina for the term of four years.
  Nancy P. Jacklin, of New York, to be United States Executive Director 
of the International Monetary Fund for a term of two years.
  D. Jeffrey Hirschberg, of Wisconsin, to be a Member of the 
Broadcasting Board of Governors for a term expiring August 13, 2004.
  Joseph Huggins, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to the 
Republic of Botswana.
  Seth Cropsey, of the District of Columbia, to be Director of the 
International Broadcasting Bureau, Broadcasting Board of Governors. 
(New Position)
  Wendy Jean Chamberlin, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Administrator 
of the United States Agency for International Development.
  Ruth Y. Goldway, of California, to be a Commissioner of the Postal 
Rate Commission for the term expiring November 22, 2008. 
(Reappointment)
  Carol Chien-Hua Lam, of California, to be United States Attorney for 
the Southern District of California for the term of four years.
  Joseph R. Guccione, of New York, to be United States Marshal for the 
Southern District of New York for the term of four years.
  Rafael Cuellar, of New Jersey, to be a Member of the Board of 
Directors of the National Consumer Cooperative Bank for a term of three 
years.
  Michael Scott, of North Carolina, to be a Member of the Board of 
Directors of the National Consumer Cooperative Bank for a term of three 
years.
  Francis X. Taylor, of Maryland, to be Director of the Office of 
Foreign Missions, and to have the rank of Ambassador during his tenure 
of service.
  Francis X. Taylor, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of State 
(Diplomatic Security).
  Grover Joseph Rees, of Louisiana, to be Ambassador to the Democratic 
Republic of East Timor.
  Robin Renee Sanders, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Congo.
  Glenn T. Suddaby, of New York, to be United States Attorney for the 
Northern District of New York for the term of four years.
  John Francis Clark, of Virginia, to be United States Marshal for the 
Eastern District of Virginia for the term of four years.
  Tony Hammond, of Virginia, to be a Commissioner of the Postal Rate 
Commission for the remainder of the term expiring October 14, 2004. 
                                                        Pages S10845-46
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Raymond T. Wagner, Jr., of Missouri, to be a Member of the Internal 
Revenue Service Oversight Board for the remainder of the term expiring 
September 14, 2004.
  Elizabeth Hoffman, of Colorado, to be a Member of the National 
Science Board, National Science Foundation, for a term expiring May 10, 
2008.
  1 Air Force nomination in the rank of general.
  1 Navy nomination in the rank of admiral.
  Routine lists in the Army, Coast Guard, Navy.
Nominations Placed on Calendar: Senate discharged and placed on the 
calendar the following nomination:
  John Portman Higgins, of Virginia, to be Inspector General, 
Department of Education.
Page S10844
Messages From the House:
  Page S10842
Enrolled Bills Presented:
  Page S10842
Executive Communications:
  Pages S10842-43
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S10844-45
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Page S10845
Additional Statements:
  Pages S10839-41
Privilege of the Floor:
  Page S10845
Adjournment: Senate met at 1 p.m., and adjourned at 6:52 p.m. until 11 
a.m., on Wednesday, November 13, 2002. (For Senate's program, see the 
remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
S10847).

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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
ENRON OVERSIGHT
Committee on Governmental Affairs: Committee concluded hearings to 
examine the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's oversight of the 
Enron Corporation, after receiving testimony from David M. Berick, 
Professional Staff Member, Committee on Governmental Affairs; Patrick 
H. Wood III, Chairman, and Linda K. Breathitt, Nora M. Brownell, and 
William L. Massey, each a Member, all of the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission; Paul L. Joskow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 
Cambridge, Massachusetts; and Frank A. Wolak, Stanford University, 
Stanford, California.


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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

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[Pages D1134-D1135]
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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Measures Introduced: 4 public bills, H.R. 5707-5710; 1 private bill, 
H.R. 5711; and 5 resolutions, H.J. Res. 124, H. Con. Res. 515, and H. 
Res. 597-599, were introduced.
  Page H8545
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  Conference report on H.R. 4546, to authorize appropriations for 
fiscal year 2003 for military activities of the Department of Defense, 
for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department 
of Energy, to prescribe personnel strengths for such fiscal year for 
the Armed Forces (H. Rept. 107-772);
  H. Res. 600, providing for consideration of H.R. 5710, to establish 
the Department of Homeland Security (H. Rept. 107-773);
  H. Res. 601, 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. 107-774);
  H. Res. 602, providing for consideration of H.J. Res. 124, making 
further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2003 and for 
consideration of H.R. 5708, to reduce preexisting PAYGO balances (H. 
Rept. 107-775); and
  H. Res. 603, 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. 107-776).
Pages H8092-H8535, H8543
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he 
appointed Representative Culberson to act as Speaker pro tempore for 
today.
  Page H8061
Recess: The House recessed at 12:44 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m. 
                                                             Page H8063
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  National Sea Grant College Program Act Amendments: Agreed to the 
Senate amendment to H.R. 3389, to reauthorize the National Sea Grant 
College Program Act, of 2002--clearing the measure for the President; 
                                                         Pages H8064-67
  Cyber Security Research and Development Act: Agreed to the Senate 
amendment to H.R. 3394, to authorize funding for computer and network 
security research and development and research fellowship programs--
clearing the measure for the President;
  Pages H8067-79
  Great Lakes and Lake Champlain Act of 2002: Agreed to the Senate 
amendment to H.R. 1070, to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control 
Act to authorize the Administrator of the Environmental Protection 
Agency to carry out projects and conduct research for remediation of 
sediment contamination in areas of concern in the Great Lakes--clearing 
the measure for the President;
  Pages H8079-83
  Real Interstate Driver Equity Act of 2002: Agreed to the Senate 
amendments to 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--clearing the measure for the President; 
                                                         Pages H8083-85
  Improper Payments Reduction Act: Agreed to the Senate amendment to 
H.R. 4878, to provide for estimates and reports of improper payments by 
Federal agencies--clearing the measure for the President; and 
                                                         Pages H8085-86
  Bob Stump National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003 
Conference Report: Agreed to

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the conference report on H.R. 4546, to authorize appropriations for 
fiscal year 2003 for military activities of the Department of Defense, 
for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department 
of Energy, to prescribe personnel strengths for such fiscal year for 
the Armed Forces.
  Page H8535-41
Motion to Instruct Conferees--Intelligence Authorization: 
Representative Roemer announced his intention to offer a motion to 
instruct conferees on H.R. 4628, to take such actions as may be 
appropriate to ensure that a conference report on the bill is filed 
before November 14, 2002.
  Pages H8086-87
Presidential Messages: Read the following messages from the President:
  Periodic Report on the National Emergency Re Iran: Message wherein he 
transmitted herewith a 6-month periodic report on the national 
emergency with respect to Iran that was declared in Executive Order 
12170 of November 14, 1979--referred to the Committee on International 
Relations and ordered printed (H. Doc. 107-278);
  Page H8087
  Continuation of the National Emergency Re Iran: Message wherein he 
transmitted a notice stating that the Iran emergency declared by 
Executive Order 12170 on November 14, 1979, is to continue in effect 
beyond November 14, 2002--referred to the Committee on International 
Relations and ordered printed (H. Doc. 107-279); and
  Page H8087
  Continuation of the Emergency Posed by Weapons of Mass Destruction: 
Message wherein he transmitted a notice stating that the emergency 
posed by the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their 
delivery systems declared by Executive order 12938 on November 14, 
1994, as amended, is to continue in effect beyond November 14, 2002--
referred to the Committee on International Relations and ordered 
printed (H. Doc. 107-280).
  Page H8087
Recess: The House recessed at 4:40 p.m. and reconvened at 6:27 p.m. 
                                                             Page H8092
Commemoration of the Life of the Late Honorable Paul D. Wellstone, a 
Senator from the State of Minnesota: The House agreed to H. Res. 598, 
expressing the condolences of the House of Representatives on the death 
of the Honorable Paul D. Wellstone, a Senator from the State of 
Minnesota.
  Pages H8087-92
Recess: The House recessed at 7:12 p.m. and reconvened at 7:56 a.m. on 
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002
  Pages H8541, H8545
Quorum Calls--Votes: There were no quorum calls or recorded votes 
during the proceedings of the House today.
Adjournment: The House met at 12:30 p.m. and adjourned at 7:58 a.m. on 
Wednesday, Nov. 13 in memory of the lade Paul D. Wellstone.


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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
HOMELAND SECURITY
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a closed rule on H.R. 5710, to 
establish the Department of Homeland Security, providing one hour of debate 
in the House equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking 
minority member of the Select Committee on Homeland Security. The rule 
waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. Finally, the 
rule provides one motion to recommit. Testimony was heard from 
Representatives Armey and Portman.
SAME DAY CONSIDERATION OF SPECIAL RULE PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OR 
DISPOSITION OF BILL TO ESTABLISH DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
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 Wednesday, November 13, 
2002, providing for consideration or disposition of a bill to establish the 
Department of Homeland Security.
FURTHER CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2003 AND REDUCTION OF 
PAYGO BALANCES
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a closed rule providing that 
H.J. Res. 124, making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 
2003, shall be debatable for one hour in the House equally divided and 
controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on 
Appropriations. The rule waives all points of order against the 
consideration of joint resolution and one motion to recommit. The rule 
further provides that H.R. 5708, to reduce preexisting PAYGO balances shall 
be debatable for one hour in the House equally divided and controlled by the 
chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Budget. The 
rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill and one 
motion to recommit.
SAME DAY CONSIDERATION OF SPECIAL RULE PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OR 
DISPOSITION OF JOINT RESOLUTION MAKING FURTHER CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS FOR 
THE FISCAL YEAR 2003.
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

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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 Wednesday, November 13, 
2002, providing for consideration or disposition of a joint resolution 
making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2003.
Joint Meetings
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION
Conferees agreed to file a conference report on the differences between the 
Senate and the House-passed versions of H.R. 4546, to authorize 
appropriations for fiscal year 2003 for military activities of the 
Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities 
of the Department of Energy, to prescribe personnel strengths for such 
fiscal year for the Armed Forces.
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                             NEW PUBLIC LAWS

        (For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D1124)
  H.R. 4013, to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish an Office 
of Rare Diseases at the National Institutes of Health. Signed on November 6, 
2002. (Public Law 107-280)
  H.R. 4014, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect 
to the development of products for rare diseases. Signed on November 6, 
2002. (Public Law 107-281)
  H.R. 5200, to establish wilderness areas, promote conservation, improve 
public land, and provide for high quality development in Clark County, 
Nevada. Signed on November 6, 2002. (Public Law 107-282)
  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''. Signed on November 6, 2002. (Public Law 107-283)
  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''. Signed on November 6, 2002. 
(Public Law 107-284)
  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''. Signed on November 6, 2002. (Public Law 
107-285)
  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''. Signed on November 6, 2002. (Public Law 
107-286)
  H.R. 3253, to amend title 38, United States Code, to enhance the emergency 
preparedness of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Signed on November 7, 
2002. (Public Law 107-287)
  H.R. 4015, to amend title 38, United States Code, to revise and improve 
employment, training, and placement services furnished to veterans. Signed 
on November 7, 2002. (Public Law 107-288)
  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. 
Signed on November 7, 2002. (Public Law 107-289)
  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. Signed on November 7, 2002. 
(Public Law 107-290)
  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''. Signed on November 7, 2002. (Public Law 107-291)
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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2002-11-13

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COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

                            NOVEMBER 13, 2002

          (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold closed hearings on 
intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH-219.


                                  House

  Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Government Efficiency, 
Financial Management and Intergovernmental Relations, oversight hearing 
on ``Federal Debt Collection: Is the Government Making Progress?'' 10 
a.m., 2154 Rayburn.


                             Joint Meetings

  Joint Economic Committee: to hold hearings to examine the current 
economic outlook, 10 a.m., 311 Cannon Building.


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Daily Digest/Resume of Congressional Activity

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*These figures include all measures reported, even if there was no 
accompanying report. A total of 191 reports have been filed in the 
Senate, a total of 417 reports have been filed in the House.

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                             Resume of Congressional Activity

                    SECOND SESSION OF THE ONE HUNDRED SEVENTH CONGRESS


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

                               DATA ON LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY


                           January 23 through October 31, 2002

                                               Senate             House             Total
     Days in session...............               139               115               . .
     Time in session...............     978 hrs., 33'      748 hrs., 7'               . .
     Congressional Record:
    Pages of proceedings...........            10,801             8,045               . .
    Extensions of Remarks..........                               1,965               . .
     Public bills enacted into law.                27               109               136
     Private bills enacted into law                 1                 2                 3
     Bills in conference...........                14                 6               . .
     Measures passed, total........               396               564               960
    Senate bills...................                89                34               . .
    House bills....................               135               271               . .
    Senate joint resolutions.......                 1                 2               . .
    House joint resolutions........                 8                10               . .
    Senate concurrent resolutions..                27                 9               . .
    House concurrent resolutions...                27                82               . .
    Simple resolutions.............               109               156               . .
     *Measures reported, total.....              *371              *393               764
    Senate bills...................               225                19               . .
    House bills....................               106               268               . .
    Senate joint resolutions.......                 3                 1               . .
    House joint resolutions........               . .                 4               . .
    Senate concurrent resolutions..                 8               . .               . .
    House concurrent resolutions...                 3                12               . .
    Simple resolutions.............                26                89               . .
     Special reports...............                 5                12               . .
     Conference reports............                 1                12               . .
     Measures pending on calendar..               350               133               . .
     Measures introduced, total....             1,502             2,618             4,120
    Bills..........................             1,264             2,093               . .
    Joint resolutions..............                21                42               . .
    Concurrent resolutions.........                61               216               . .
    Simple resolutions.............               156               267               . .
     Quorum calls..................                 2                 1               . .
     Yea-and-nay votes.............               239               294               . .
     Recorded votes................               . .               175               . .
     Bills vetoed..................               . .               . .
     Vetoes overridden.............               . .               . .               . .
                           DISPOSITION OF EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS


                           January 23 through October 31, 2002

     Civilian nominations, totaling 620 (including 166 
       nominations carried over from the First Session), 
       disposed of as follows:

         Confirmed..........................................341...
         Unconfirmed........................................269...
         Withdrawn...........................................10...

     Other Civilian nominations, totaling 2,036 (including 535 
       nominations carried over from the First Session), 
       disposed of as follows:

         Confirmed........................................1,584...
         Unconfirmed........................................452...

     Air Force nominations, totaling 5,816 (including 4 
       nominations carried over from the First Session), 
       disposed of as follows:

         Confirmed........................................5,757...
         Unconfirmed.........................................59...

     Army nominations, totaling 5,469 (including 53 nominations 
       carried over from the First Session), disposed of as 
       follows:

         Confirmed........................................5,469...
         Unconfirmed.........................................40...

     Navy nominations, totaling 6,006, disposed of as follows:

         Confirmed........................................5,514...
         Unconfirmed........................................492...

     Marine Corps nominations, totaling 3,011 (including 33 
       nominations carried over from the First Session), 
       disposed of as follows:

         Confirmed........................................3,003...
         Unconfirmed..........................................8...

                                Summary
     Total Nominations carried over from the First Session..791
     Total Nominations received this Session.............22,167
     Total confirmed.....................................21,628
     Total unconfirmed....................................1,320
     Total withdrawn.........................................10
     Total returned to the White House........................0


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                    11 a.m., Wednesday, November 13

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Wednesday: After the transaction of any morning business 
(not to extend beyond 12:30 p.m.), Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. 
until 2:15 p.m. for their respective party conferences; following 
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Security Act, and that the motion to proceed to the motion to 
reconsider the vote (Vote No. 227) by which cloture was not invoked on 
Gramm/Miller Amendment No. 4738 (to Amendment No. 4471), of a 
perfecting nature, be agreed to, the motion to reconsider be agreed to, 
and without further intervening action or debate, Senate proceed to 
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