Daily Digest

Thursday, November 14, 2002

Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS

    Senate agreed to the conference report on S. 1214, Port and Maritime Security Act.
    The House passed H.R. 5708, to reduce preexisting PAGO balances.
    The House agreed to Senate amendments with amendments to H.R. 5063, to extend Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Temporary Extended Unemployment Compensation.
    The House agreed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 3210, Terrorism Risk Insurance Act.
    The House agreed to the conference report to accompany S. 1214, Port and Maritime Security Act clearing the measure for the President.
    The House agreed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 4628, Intellignece Authorization Act.
    The House agreed to the Senate amendment to H.R. 333, Bankruptcy Reform Act, with an amendment.

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S10973–S11032

Measures Introduced: Fourteen bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 3156–3169, S.J. Res. 53, and S. Res. 356–357.
(See next issue.)

Measures Reported:

H.R. 3180, to consent to certain amendments to the New Hampshire-Vermont Interstate School Compact.

H.R. 3988, to amend title 36, United States Code, to clarify the requirements for eligibility in the American Legion.

S. 1655, to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit certain interstate conduct relating to exotic animals, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

S. 2480, to amend title 18, United States Code, to exempt qualified current and former law enforcement officers from state laws prohibiting the carrying of concealed handguns, with amendments.

S. 2520, to amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to the sexual exploitation of children, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

S. 2541, to amend title 18, Unites States Code, to establish penalties for aggravated identity theft.

S. 2934, to amend title 36, United States Code, to clarify the requirements for eligibility in the American Legion.

S. Con. Res. 94, expressing the sense of Congress that public awareness and education about the importance of health care coverage is of the utmost priority and that a National Importance of Health Care Coverage Month should be established to promote that awareness and education.
(See next issue.)

Measures Passed:

Wellstone Community Center: Senate passed S. 3156, to provide a grant for the construction of a new community center in St. Paul, Minnesota, in honor of the late Senator Paul Wellstone and his beloved wife, Sheila.
Pages S11000–01


Restore Your Identity Act: Senate passed S. 1742, to prevent the crime of identity theft, and mitigate the harm to individuals victimized by identity theft, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto:
(See next issue.)

Reid (for Cantwell) Amendment No. 4954, in the nature of a substitute.
(See next issue.)


Unemployment Compensation Extension: Senate passed H.R. 3529, to provide tax incentives for economic recovery and assistance to displaced workers, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
(See next issue.)

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Clinton Amendment No. 4960, in the nature of a substitute.
(See next issue.)


Webcasting Licensing: Senate passed H.R. 5469, to amend title 17, United States Code, with respect to the statutory license for webcasting, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
(See next issue.)

Reid (for Helms) Amendment No. 4955, in the nature of a substitute.
(See next issue.)


Afghanistan Freedom Support Act: Senate passed S. 2712, to authorize economic and democratic development assistance for Afghanistan and to authorize military assistance for Afghanistan and certain other foreign countries, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto:
(See next issue.)

Reid (for Hagel) Amendment No. 4956, to make managers' amendments.
(See next issue.)


National Day of Prayer and Fasting: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 155, affirming the importance of a national day of prayer and fasting, and expressing the sense of Congress that November 27, 2002, should be designated as a national day of prayer and fasting.
(See next issue.)


American Legion Eligibility: Senate passed S. 2934, to amend title 36, United States Code, to clarify the requirements for eligibility in the American Legion.
(See next issue.)


American Legion Eligibility: Senate passed H.R. 3988, to amend title 36, United States Code, to clarify the requirements for eligibility in the American Legion.
(See next issue.)


Senate Compensation: Senate agreed to S. Res. 356, paying a gratuity to Trudy Lapie
(See next issue.)


Armed Forces Domestic Security Act: Senate passed H.R. 5590, to amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for the enforcement and effectiveness of civilian orders of protection on military installations, clearing the measure for the President.
(See next issue.)


Relative to 108th Congress: Senate agreed to S.J. Res. 53, relative to the convening of the first session of the One Hundred Eighth Congress.
(See next issue.)


Printing Authorization: Senate passed H. Con. Res 487, authorizing the printing as a House document of a volume consisting of the transcripts of the ceremonial meeting of the House of Representatives and Senate in New York on September 6, 2002, and a collection of statements by Members of the House of Representatives and Senate from the Congressional Record on the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
(See next issue.)


Commending Anaheim Angels: Senate agreed to S. Res. 357, commending and congratulating the Anaheim Angels for their remarkable spirit, resilience, and athletic discipline in winning the 2002 World Series.
(See next issue.)


Health Care Coverage: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 94, expressing the sense of Congress that public awareness and education about the importance of health care coverage is of the utmost priority and that a National Importance of Health Care Coverage Month should be established to promote that awareness and education.
(See next issue.)


Private Relief: Senate passed H.R. 3758, for the relief of So Hyun Jun, clearing the measure for the President.
(See next issue.)


Prosecutorial Remedies and Tools Against the Exploitation of Children Today Act: Senate passed S. 2520, to amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to the sexual exploitation of children, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
(See next issue.)


Commending Sail Boston/Maritime Heritage of Nations: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation was discharged from further consideration of S.J. Res. 42, commending Sail Boston for its continuing advancement of the maritime heritage of nations, its commemoration of the nautical history of the United States, and its promotion, encouragement, and support of young cadets through training, and the resolution was then passed.
(See next issue.)


Wireless Telecommunication Alternatives: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation was discharged from further consideration of S. 2869, to facilitate the ability of certain spectrum auction winners to pursue alternative measures required in the public interest to meet the needs of wireless telecommunications consumers, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
(See next issue.)

Reid (for Kerry) Amendment No. 4957, in the nature of a substitute.
(See next issue.)


Dam Safety and Security Act: Senate passed H.R. 4727, to reauthorize the national dam safety program, clearing the measure for the President.
(See next issue.)


North American Wetlands Conservation Reauthorization Act: Senate passed H.R. 3908, to reauthorize the North American Wetlands Conservation Act, after agreeing to committee amendments.
(See next issue.)


NSF Authorization: Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4664, to authorize appropriations for fiscal years, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007 for the National Science Foundation, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendments proposed thereto:
(See next issue.)

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Reid (for Kennedy) Amendment No. 4958, in the nature of a substitute.
(See next issue.)

Reid (for Kennedy) Amendment No. 4959, to amend the title.
(See next issue.)


Armed Forces Tax Fairness Act: Senate passed H.R. 5557, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a special rule for members of uniformed services and Foreign Service in determining the exclusion of gain from the sale of a principal residence and to restore the tax exempt status of death gratuity payments to members of the uniformed services, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
(See next issue.)

Reid (for Baucus) Amendment No. 4961, to provide additional tax equity for military personnel.
(See next issue.)


Homeland Security Act: Senate continued consideration of H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S11002–30 (continued next issue)

Withdrawn:

Durbin Amendment No. 4906 (to Amendment No. 4902), to provide for the development of a comprehensive enterprise architecture for information systems to achieve interoperability within and between agencies with responsibility for homeland security.
Pages S11011–21

Pending:

Thompson (for Gramm) Amendment No. 4901, in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S22003–40 (continued next issue)

Lieberman/McCain Amendment No. 4902 (to Amendment No. 4901), to establish within the legislative branch the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States.
Page S11002 (continued next issue)

Dodd Amendment No. 4951 (to Amendment No. 4902), to provide for workforce enhancement grants to fire departments.
Page S11024 (continued next issue)

Senate will continue consideration of the bill on Friday, November 15, 2002, with a vote to invoke cloture on Thompson (for Gramm) Amendment No. 4901, listed above.

Port and Maritime Security Act--Conference Report: By a unanimous vote of 95 yeas (Vote 243), Senate agreed to the conference report on S. 1214, to amend the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, to establish a program to ensure greater security for United States seaports.
Pages S10974–93


Appointments to Commission--Agreement: A unanimous-consent was reached providing that notwithstanding the sine die adjournment of the Senate, the President 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.
(See next issue.)


Removal of Injunction of Secrecy: The junction of secrecy was removed from the following treaties:

Convention with Great Britain and Northern Ireland regarding Double Taxation and Prevention of Fiscal Evasion (Treaty Doc. No. 107–19); and

Protocol Amending Convention with Australia regarding Double Taxation and Prevention of Fiscal Evasion (Treaty Doc. No. 107–20).

The treaties were 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.
(See next issue.)


Treaties Approved: The following treaties having passed through their various parliamentary stages, up to and including the presentation of the resolution of ratification, upon division, two-thirds of the Senators present and having voted in the affirmative, the resolutions of ratification were agreed to:

Treaty with Honduras for Return of Stolen, Robbed, and Embezzled Vehicles and Aircraft, with Annexes and Exchange of Notes (Treaty Doc. 107–15);

Extradition Treaty with Peru (Treaty Doc. 107–6), with one understanding and one condition;

Extradition Treaty with Lithuania (Treaty Doc. 107–4), with one condition;

Second Protocol Amending Extradition Treaty with Canada (Treaty Doc. 107–11);

Treaty with Belize on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters (Treaty Doc. 107–13), with one understanding and two conditions;

Treaty with India on Mutual Legal Assistance In Criminal Matters (Treaty Doc. 107–3), with one understanding and two conditions;

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Treaty with Ireland on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters (Treaty Doc. 107–9), with one understanding and two conditions; and

Treaty with Liechtenstein on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters (Treaty Doc. 107–16), with one understanding and two conditions.
(See next issue.)


Executive Session--Motion to Proceed: The motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination of Eugene Scalia, of Virginia, to be Solicitor for the Department of Labor, as not agreed to.
(See next issue.)


Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:

Dennis P. Walsh, of Maryland, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board for the term of five years expiring December 16, 2004.

Collister Johnson, Jr., of Virginia, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation for a term expiring December 17, 2004. (Reappointment)

John M. Rogers, of Kentucky, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit.

Stanely R. Chesler, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey.

William J. Martini, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey.

Ronald B. Leighton, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington.

David Gelernter, of Connecticut, to be a Member of the National Council on the Arts for a term expiring September 3, 2006.

Rene Acosta, of Virginia, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board for the remainder of the term expiring August 27, 2003.

Phyllis K. Fong, of Maryland, to be Inspector General, Department of Agriculture.

Juan R. Olivarez, of Michigan, to be a Member of the National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board for a term of one year. (New Position)

Carol C. Gambill, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board for a term of three years. (New Position)

Kyle E. McSlarrow, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of Energy.

David McQueen Laney, of Texas, to be a Member of the Reform Board (Amtrak) for a term of five years.

Peter Schaumber, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board for the term of five years expiring August 27, 2005.

John Randle Hamilton, of North Carolina, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Guatemala.

Rebecca Dye, of North Carolina, to be a Federal Maritime Commissioner for the term expiring June 30, 2005.

Nancy C. Pellett, of Iowa, to be a Member of the Farm Credit Administration Board, Farm Credit Administration for a term expiring May 31, 2008.

Ellen R. Sauerbrey, of Maryland, for the rank of Ambassador during her tenure of service as the Representative of the United States of America on the Commission on the Status of Women of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

Daniel L. Hovland, of North Dakota, to be United States District Judge for the District of North Dakota.

Thomas W. Phillips, of Tennessee, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee.

Linda R. Reade, of Iowa, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Iowa.

Quanah Crossland Stamps, of Virginia, to be Commissioner of the Administration for Native Americans, Department of Health and Human Services.

Jonathan Steven Adelstein, of South Dakota, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission for the remainder of the term expiring June 30, 2003.

Alia M. Ludlum, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas.

Joel Kahn, of Ohio, to be a Member of the National Council on Disability for a term expiring September 17, 2004.

Patricia Pound, of Texas, to be a Member of the National Council on Disability for a term expiring September 17, 2005. (Reappointment)

Linda Wetters, of Ohio, to be a Member of the National Council on Disability for a term expiring September 17, 2003.

Roger P. Nober, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Surface Transportation Board for a term expiring December 31, 2005.

Robert G. Klausner, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California.

James E. Kinkeade, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas

William E. Smith, of Rhode Island, to be United States District Judge for the District of Rhode Island.

Peggy Goldwater-Clay, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation for a term expiring June 5, 2006. (Reappointment)

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Jeffrey S. White, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California.

Kent A. Jordan, of Delaware, to be United States District Judge for the District of Delaware.

Otis Webb Brawley, Jr., of Georgia, to be a Member of the Board of Regents of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences for a term expiring June 20, 2003.

Wayne Abernathy, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.

Mark E. Fuller, of Alabama, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama.

Rosemary M. Collyer, of Maryland, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia.

Robert B. Kugler, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey.

Jose L. Linares, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey.

Freda L. Wolfson, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey.

John F. Keane, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Paraguay.

Kim R. Holmes, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (International Organizations).

Irene B. Brooks, of Pennsylvania, to be a Commissioner on the part of the United States on the International Joint Commission, United States and Canada.

Allen I. Olson, of Minnesota, to be a Commissioner on the part of the United States on the International Joint Commission, United States and Canada.

Philip N. Hogen, of South Dakota, to be Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission for the term of three years.

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. (Reappointment)

Beth Walkup, of Arizona, to be a Member of the National Museum Services Board for a term expiring December 6, 2003.

Nancy S. Dwight, of New Hampshire, to be a Member of the National Services Board for a term expiring December 6, 2005.

A. Wilson Greene, of Virginia to be a Member of the National Museum Services Board for a term expiring December 6, 2004.

Maria Mercedes Guillemard, of Puerto Rico, to be a Member of the National Museum Services Board for a term expiring December 6, 2005.

Peter Hero, of California, to be a Member of the National Museum Services Board for a term expiring December 6, 2006.

Thomas E. Lorentzen, of California, to be a Member of the National Museum Services Board for a term expiring December 6, 2006.

David N. Greenlee, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Bolivia.

James M. Stephens, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission for a term expiring April 27, 2005.

Maura Ann Marty, of Florida, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Consular Affairs).

Peter DeShazo, of Florida, Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, for the rank of Ambassador during tenure of service as Deputy Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the Organization of American States.

John L. Morrison, of Minnesota, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation for a term expiring December 17, 2004.

John Portman Higgins, of Virginia, to be Inspector General, Department of Education.

Philip Merrill, of Maryland, to be President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States for the remainder of the term expiring January 20, 2005.

Robert J. Battista, of Michigan, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board for the term of five years expiring December 16, 2007.

Wilma B. Liebman, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board for the term of five years expiring August 27, 2006.

J. Cofer Black, of Virginia, to be Coordinator for Counterterrorism with the rank and status of Ambassador at Large.

Blanquita Walsh Cullum, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for term expiring August 13, 2005.

Routine lists in the Coast Guard, which were discharged from the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and in the Foreign Service.
Pages S11031–32 (continued next issue)


Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

Harlon Eugene Costner, of North Carolina, to be United States Marshal for the Middle District of North Carolina for the term of four years.

Richard Zenos Winget, of Nevada, to be United States Marshal for the District of Nevada.

Daniel Pearson, of Minnesota, to be a Member of the United States International Trade Commission for the term expiring June 16, 2011.

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James M. Loy, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of Transportation for Security for a term of five years.

1 Army nomination in the rank of general.

Routine lists in the Army, Navy.
Pages S11030–31


Messages From the House:
(See next issue.)


Measures Placed on Calendar:
(See next issue.)


Executive Communications:
(See next issue.)


Executive Reports of Committees:
(See next issue.)


Additional Cosponsors:
(See next issue.)


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
(See next issue.)


Additional Statements:
(See next issue.)


Amendments Submitted:
(See next issue.)


Authority for Committees to Meet:
(See next issue.)


Privilege of the Floor:
(See next issue.)


Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--243)
Pages S10992–93


Adjournment: Senate met at 9:30 a.m., and adjourned at 10:46 p.m. until 9:45 a.m., on Friday, November 15, 2002. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in the next issue of the Record.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

NOMINATION

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded hearings on the nominations of Mary Carlin Yates, of Oregon, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana, after the nominee testified and answered questions in her own behalf.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the following business items: The nominations of Dennis W. Shedd, of South Carolina, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit, Michael W. McConnell, of Utah, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit, and Kevin J. O'Connor, to be United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut;

S. 2480, to amend title 18, United States Code, to exempt qualified current and former law enforcement officers from state laws prohibiting the carrying of concealed handguns, with amendments;

S. 1655, to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit certain interstate conduct relating to exotic animals, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. 2934, to amend title 36, United States Code, to clarify the requirements for eligibility in the American Legion;

H.R. 3988, to amend title 36, United States Code, to clarify the requirements for eligibility in the American Legion;

S. 2541, to amend title 18, United States Code, to establish penalties for aggravated identify theft;

H.R. 3180, to consent to certain amendments to the New Hampshire-Vermont Interstate School Compact;

S. 2520, to amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to the sexual exploitation of children, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute; and

S. Con. Res. 94, expressing the sense of Congress that public awareness and education about the importance of health care coverage is of the utmost priority and that a National Importance of Health Care Coverage Month should be established to promote that awareness and education.

TERRORISM REPORT

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism, and Government Information held hearings to examine the current state of national preparedness against terrorism, focusing on the October 2002 Hart-Rudman Terrorism Task Force Report, after receiving testimony from former Senator Warren Rudman, Cmdr. Stephen E. Flynn, USCG (Ret.), Council on Foreign Relations, New York, New York, and Philip A. Odeen, TRW, Inc., Arlington, Virginia, all on behalf of the Council on Foreign Relations Independent Task Force on Homeland Security; and Colonel Randall J. Larsen, USAF (Ret.), ANSER Institute for Homeland Security, Arlington, Virginia.

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House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Measures Introduced: 30 public bills, H.R. 5728–5757; and 8 resolutions, H.J. Res. 125; H. Con. Res. 518–520, and H. Res. 613–616, were introduced.
(See next issue.)


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 1452, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to permit certain long-term permanent resident aliens to seek cancellation of removal under such Act, amended (H. Rept. 107–785);

H.R. 5334, to ensure that a public safety officer who suffers a fatal heart attack or stroke while on duty shall be presumed to have died in the line of duty for purposes of public safety officer survivor benefits (H. Rept. 107–786);

H.R. 2458, to enhance the management and promotion of electronic Government services and processes by establishing a Federal Chief Information Officer within the Office of Management and Budget, and by establishing a broad framework of measures that require using Internet-based information technology to enhance citizen access to Government information and services, amended (H. Rept. 107–787, part 1);

Report of the Joint Economic Committee on the 2002 Economic Report of the President (H. Rept. 107–788); and

Conference report on H.R. 4628, a bill 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 (H. Rept. 107–789).
Pages H8764–84


Private Calendar: On the call of the Private Calendar the House passed over without prejudice H.R. 392, for the relief of Nancy B. Wilson. Subsequently the House passed H.R. 3758, for the relief of So Hyun Jun.
Pages H8736–37


Recess: the House recessed at 1:58 p.m. and reconvened at 3:15 p.m.
Pages H8741–42


Reduction of Preexisting PAGO Balances: The House passed H.R. 5708, to reduce preexisting PAGO balances by recorded vote by 366 ayes to 19 noes, Roll No. 482.
(See next issue.)

Rejected the Moore motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on the Budget with instructions to report it back to the House forthwith with an amendment that reduces balances in fiscal years 2002 and 2003 and further reduces all balances in succeeding fiscal years if the President submits a budget that projects an on-budget balance or an on-budget surplus by fiscal year 2008 by recorded vote of 187 ayes to 201 noes, Roll No. 481.
(See next issue.)

H. Res. 602, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was agreed to on Nov. 13.
(See next issue.)


Technical Amendments to the Social Security Act--Extensions of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Temporary Extended Unemployment Compensation: The House agreed to the motion to concur in the Senate amendments with amendments to H.R. 5063, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a special rule for members of the uniformed services in determining the exclusion of gain from the sale of a principal residence and to restore the tax exempt status of death gratuity payments to members of the uniformed services. The text amendment in the nature of a substitute was printed in H. Rept. 107–784, the report accompanying the rule. The title was amended so as to read: ``An Act to make technical amendments to the Social Security Act and related Acts.''.
(See next issue.)

Agreed to H. Res. 609, the rule that provided for consideration of the Senate amendments with amendments by recorded vote of 245 ayes to 137 noes, Roll No. 480. Earlier agreed to order the previous question by a yea-and-nay vote of 207 yeas to 198 nays, Roll No. 479.
Pages H8757–64


Terrorism Risk Insurance Act: The House agreed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 3210, to ensure the continued financial capacity of insurers to provide coverage for risks from terrorism.
Pages H8738–41

Earlier, agreed to H. Res. 607, the rule that waived points of order against the conference report by voice vote.
(See next issue.)


Port and Maritime Security Conference Report: The House agreed to the conference report to accompany S. 1214, to amend the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, to establish a program to ensure greater security for United States seaports--clearing the measure for the President.
(See next issue.)

Earlier, agreed to H. Res. 605, the rule that waived points of order against the conference report by voice vote.
Pages H8737–38


Recess: The House recessed at 10:08 p.m. and reconvened at 11:10 p.m.
(See next issue.)


Intelligence Authorization Conference Report: The House agreed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 4628, a bill 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, by a yea-and-nay vote of 366 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 483.
(See next issue.)

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The conference report was considered by unanimous consent.
(See next issue.)


Point of Order Sustained Against Bankruptcy Conference Report: The Chair sustained the Blunt point of order under clause 9 of rule 22 that the conference report to accompany H.R. 333, to amend title 11, United States Code, included matter outside the scope of the differences between the two Houses that were committed to the conference committee for resolution. Representative Blunt specifically cited section 331 of the conference report, which was described in the joint explanatory statement of the managers as having no counterpart in either the House bill or Senate amendment.
(See next issue.)

Earlier, the House failed to agree to H. Res. 606, the rule that sought to waive points of order against the conference report to accompany H.R. 333, and against its consideration, by a yea-and-nay vote of 172 yeas to 243 nays, Roll No. 478.
Pages H8742–57


Bankruptcy Reform: The House agreed to the Senate amendment to H.R. 333, to amend title 11, United States Code, with an amendment by a recorded vote of 244 yes to 116 noes, Roll No. 484. Earlier, Representative Gekas moved that the House recede from disagreement to the Senate amendment to the bill, and concur therein with an amendment that, in lieu of the matter proposed to be inserted by the Senate amendment, inserts the matter after the enacting clause in H.R. 5745, to amend title 11 of the United States Code, as introduced on November 14, 2002.
(See next issue.)


Committee on Rules Resolutions: H. Res. 586, 587, 601, 603, and 608 were laid on the table.
(See next issue.)


National Park Service Design Commission: The House agreed to H. Res. 591, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the National Park Service should form a committee for the purpose of establishing guidelines to launch a national design competition.
(See next issue.)


Commemorative Work to Honor President John Adams: The House passed H.J. Res. 117, approving the location of the commemorative work in the District of Columbia honoring former President John Adams.
(See next issue.)


Bainbridge Island Study: The House passed H.R. 3747, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of the site commonly known as Eagledale Ferry Dock at Taylor Avenue in the State of Washington for potential inclusion in the National Park System.
(See next issue.)


Caribbean Forest Wilderness: The House passed H.R. 3955, amended, to designate certain National Forest System lands in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System.
(See next issue.)


Hydrographic Services et al.: The House passed H.R. 4883, to reauthorize the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998.
(See next issue.)


Salt River Bay Park Boundary: The House passed H.R. 5097, amended, to adjust the boundaries of the Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve located in St. Croix, Virgin Islands.
(See next issue.)


Mount Rainier Boundary Adjustment: The House passed H.R. 5512, amended, to provide for an adjustment of the boundaries of Mount Rainier National Park.
(See next issue.)


Yavapai Indians Land Exchange: The House passed H.R. 5513, amended, to authorize and direct the exchange of certain land in the State of Arizona between the Secretary of Agriculture and Yavapai Ranch Limited Partnership. Agreed to amend the title.
(See next issue.)


Pittman-Roberts Wildlife Conservation et al.: The House passed S. 990, amended, to amend the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to improve the provisions relating to wildlife conservation and restoration programs.
(See next issue.)


POW/MIA Flag Display: The House passed S. 1226, to require the display of the POW/MIA flag at the World War II memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial--clearing the measure for the President.
(See next issue.)


Haines, Oregon Land Exchange: The House passed S. 1907, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land to the city of Haines, Oregon--clearing the measure for the President.
(See next issue.)


Old Spanish Trail: The House passed S. 1946, to amend the National Trails System Act to designate the Old Spanish Trail as a National Historic Trail--clearing the measure for the President.
(See next issue.)


Indian Financing Act: The House passed S. 2017, amended, to amend the Indian Financing Act of 1974 to improve the effectiveness of the Indian loan guarantee and insurance program.
(See next issue.)


Big Sur Wilderness: The House passed H.R. 4750, amended, to designate certain lands in the State of California as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System.
(See next issue.)


Consideration of Compound Request: The Chair announced that he would entertain the following compound request under the Speaker's Guidelines as recorded on page 712 of the House Rules and Manual with assurances that it has been cleared by the bipartisan floor and committee leadership. It was then agreed by unanimous consent that the House be considered to have:

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1. Discharged from committee and passed H.R. 5334, H.R. 5436, H.R. 5738, S. 1010, H.R. 5716, H.R. 5499, S. 2239, H.R. 5280, H.R. 5586, H.R. 5609, H.R. 628, H.R. 629, H.R. 3775, H.R. 5495, H.R. 5604, H.R. 5611, H.R. 5728, and H.R. 5436;

2. Taken from the Speaker's table and passed S. 2712, S. 3044, and S. 3156 clearing the measures for the President;

3. Discharged from committee and agreed to H. Res. 604, H. Con. Res. 499, H. Res. 582, H. Res. 599, and H. Res. 612;

4. Discharged from committee, amended and passed S. 1843, in the form placed at the desk;

5. Passed H.R. 5504, amended;

6. Passed H.R. 3429, amended;

7. Discharged from committee, amended and agreed to H. Con. Res. 466 in the form placed at the desk;

8. Taken from the Speaker's table and concurred in the respective Senate amendments to H.R. 4664, H.R. 2621, H.R. 3609, H.R. 5469, and H.R. 3833--clearing the measures for the President;

9. Taken from the Speaker's table and amended S. 2237, in the form placed at the desk; and

10. That the committees being discharged be printed in the Record, the texts of each measure and any amendment thereto be considered as read and printed in the Record, and that motions to reconsider each of these actions be laid upon the table. Further the Clerk was authorized to make technical corrections and conforming changes in the engrossment of the bills.

Rules and Manual of the House of Representatives: The House agreed to H. Res. 614, providing for the printing of a revised edition of the Rules and Manual of the House of Representatives for the One Hundred Eighth Congress.
(See next issue.)


Committee to Notify the President: The House agreed to H. Res. 615, providing for a committee of two members to be appointed by the House to inform the President. Subsequently the Chair appointed Representatives Armey and Gephardt to the Committee.
(See next issue.)


Resignations--Appointments: Agreed that notwithstanding the adjournment of the Second Session of the One Hundred Seventh Congress, the Speaker, Majority Leader, and Minority Leader be authorized to accept resignations and to make appointments authorized by law or by the House.
(See next issue.)


Extension of Remarks for Committee Leadership: Agreed that the chairman and ranking minority member of each standing committee and each subcommittee be permitted to extend their remarks in the record, up to and including the record's last publication, and to include a summary of the work of that committee or subcommittee.
(See next issue.)


Extension of Remarks for House Members: Agreed that members have until publication of the last edition of the Congressional Record authorized for the Second Session of the One Hundred Seventh Congress by the Joint Committee on Printing to revise and extend their remarks and to include brief, related extraneous material on any matter occurring before the adjournment of the Second Session Sine Die.
(See next issue.)


Convening of the First Session of the One Hundred Eighth Congress: The House passed S.J. Res. 53, relative to the convening of the first session of the One Hundred Eighth Congress at noon on Tuesday, January 7, 2003.
(See next issue.)


Meeting Hour--Tuesday, Nov. 19: Agreed that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 19.
(See next issue.)


Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Gilchrest or Tom Davis of Virginia to sign enrolled bills and joint resolutions through the remainder of the One Hundred Seventh Congress.
(See next issue.)


National Science Foundation Authorization: The House agreed to the Senate amendment to H.R. 4664, to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2003, 2004, and 2005 for the National Science Foundation clearing the measure for the President.
(See next issue.)


North American Wetlands Conservation Act Reauthorization: The House agreed to the Senate amendments to H.R. 3908, to reauthorize the North American Wetlands Conservation Act clearing the measure for the President.
(See next issue.)


Senate Message: Messages received from the Senate today appear on pages H8735–36 and H8757.

Referrals: S. 958, was referred to the Committee on Resources, S. 2845 was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, S. 3067 was referred to the Committee on Government Reform. S. 1742 was referred to the Committees on the Judiciary and financial Services. S.J. Res. 42 was referred to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure and International Relations. S. 3044, S. 3156, S. 2712, S. 2934, S. 2520, and S. Con. Res. 155 were held at the desk.
(See next issue.)


Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes and four recorded vote developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H8756–57, H8763, H8763–64 (continued next issue). There were no quorum calls

Adjournment: The House met at 1 p.m. and adjourned at 3:05 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 15.

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Committee Meetings

GILMORE COMMISSION

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Military Procurement, hearing on the Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction pending the release of its fourth report. Testimony was heard from James Gilmore, Chairman, Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction.

MERCURY--IN DENTAL AMALGAMS AND VACCINES

Committee on Government Reform: Held a hearing titled ``Mercury in Dental Amalgams and Vaccines: An Examination of the Science.'' Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of Health and Human Services: Lawrence A. Tabak, D.D.S., Director, National Institute of Dental and Craniofascial Research, NIH; and David W. Feigal, M.D., Director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA; and public witnesses.

AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES

Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans and the Subcommittee on Environment, Technology and Standards of the Committee on Science held a joint hearing on the following bills: H.R. 5395, Aquatic Invasive Species Research Act; and H.R. 5396, National Aquatic Invasive Species Act of 2002. Testimony was heard from Steve Williams, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior; Timothy R. E. Keeney, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Oceans and Atmosphere, NOAA, Department of Commerce; Capt. Michael W. Brown, USCG, Chief, Office of Operating and Environmental Standards, U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Transportation; Gregory M. Ruiz, Senior Scientist, Environmental Research Center, Smithsonian Institution; and public witnesses.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see
Daily Digest, p. D1136)

S. 1210, to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996. Signed on November 13, 2002. (Public Law 107–292)

S. 2690, to reaffirm the reference to one Nation under God in the Pledge of Allegiance. Signed on November 13, 2002. (Public Law 107–293)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

NOVEMBER 15, 2002

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Governmental Affairs: to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Alejandro Modesto Sanchez, of Florida, and Andrew Saul and Gordon Whiting, both of New York, each to be a Member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, 10 a.m., SD–342.

House

No Committee meetings are scheduled.

Next Meeting of the
SENATE

9:45 a.m., Friday, November 15

Senate Chamber

Program for Friday: After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond 10 a.m.), the Majority Leader or his designee will be recognized.

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Also, at approximately 10 a.m., Senate may vote on the motion to proceed to the conference report on H.R. 3210, Terrorism Risk Protection Act; following which, Senate will continue consideration of H.R. 5005, Homeland Security Act, with a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Thompson (for Gramm) Amendment No. 4901, in the nature of a substitute, to occur at 10:45 a.m.

Next Meting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

12 noon, Tuesday, November 19

House Chamber

Program for Monday: Pro forma session.











Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Ackerman, Gary L., N.Y., E2014

Baca, Joe, Calif., E2029

Barcia, James A., Mich., E2016, E2023, E2025, E2029, E2033

Bentsen, Ken, Tex., E2036, E2040

Bereuter, Doug, Nebr., E2046

Berry, Marion, Ark., E2015

Borski, Robert A., Pa., E2005

Brady, Kevin, Tex., E2034

Burton, Dan, Ind., E1999, E2002

Calvert, Ken, Calif., E2017

Castle, Michael N., Del., E2006

Cox, Christopher, Calif., E2031

Coyne, William J., Pa., E2014

Cummings, Elijah E., Md., E2017

Davis, Jim, Fla., E2011

Davis, Jo Ann, Va., E2042

Deutsch, Peter, Fla., E2012, E2035

Dingell, John D., Mich., E2010

Dooley, Calvin M., Calif., E2012

Duncan, John J., Jr., Tenn., E2007

Edwards, Chet, Tex., E2000

Farr, Sam, Calif., E2028

Fletcher, Ernie, Ky., E2033

Forbes, J. Randy, Va., E2025, E2043

Frost, Martin, Tex., E2044

Gallegly, Elton, Calif., E2030

Gibbons, Jim, Nev., E2030

Gilman, Benjamin A., N.Y., E2019, E2045

Gordon, Bart, Tenn., E2009

Green, Gene, Tex., E2035

Greenwood, James C., Pa., E2022

Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E2021

Hastings, Doc, Wash., E2005

Hilliard, Earl F., Ala., E2013, E2015, E2029

Holt, Rush D., N.J., E2044

Horn, Stephen, Calif., E2015

Hostettler, John N., Ind., E2027

Israel, Steve, N.Y., E2037, E2042

Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E2008

Johnson, Nancy L., Conn., E2015

Johnson, Timothy V., Ill., E1997, E2001

Kanjorski, Paul E., Pa., E2017

Kilpatrick, Carolyn C., Mich., E2027

Kirk, Mark Steven, Ill., E2020, E2030

Kucinich, Dennis J., Ohio, E2013, E2014, E2026

LaFalce, John J., N.Y., E2025

Lampson, Nick, Tex., E2041

Langevin, James R., R.I., E2020

Lee, Barbara, Calif., E1998, E2002, E2035, E2037

Levin, Sander M., Mich., E2028, E2040

Lewis, Jerry, Calif., E2021, E2028

McCollum, Betty, Minn., E2017, E2045

McGovern, James P., Mass., E2018, E2039, E2042

McInnis, Scott, Colo., E1995, E1997, E1998, E1999, E2001, E2003, E2004, E2006, E2007, E2009, E2035, E2037, E2039, E2040, E2041, E2042, E2043, E2044, E2046

McKeon, Howard P. ``Buck'', Calif., E2024

McKinney, Cynthia A., Ga., E2011

Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E1996, E2000, E2044

Meek, Carrie P., Fla., E2036, E2038

Miller, Gary G., Calif., E2020

Miller, Jeff, Fla., E2024, E2026

Moore, Dennis, Kansas, E2018

Moran, James P., Va., E1995

Myrick, Sue Wilkins, N.C., E2031

Nadler, Jerrold, N.Y., E2005

Ney, Robert W., Ohio, E1995, E1997, E2001, E2004, E2007, E2007, E2010, E2027, E2037, E2042

Nussle, Jim, Iowa, E2008

Ortiz, Solomon P., Tex., E2029

Paul, Ron, Tex., E2041

Putnam, Adam H., Fla., E2021

Quinn, Jack, N.Y., E2044

Radanovich, George, Calif., E1997, E2001, E2004, E2014

Ramstad, Jim, Minn., E2039

Rodriguez, Ciro D., Tex., E2009

Roukema, Marge, N.J., E2024

Sanchez, Loretta, Calif., E2010, E2023, E2024, E2025, E2026, E2028

Serrano, José E., N.Y., E1997, E2000, E2004

Sherman, Brad, Calif., E2016

Skelton, Ike, Mo., E2012

Smith, Christopher H., N.J., E1995, E2022

Smith, Nick, Mich., E2007

Souder, Mark E., Ind., E2032

Stark, Fortney Pete, Calif., E2018

Stearns, Cliff, Fla., E2027

Thompson, Mike, Calif., E2018

Udall, Mark, Colo., E1999, E2003, E2005

Udall, Tom, N.M., E2008, E2032

Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E2009

Walsh, James T., N.Y., E2014, E2030, E2043

Watson, Diane E., Calif., E2039

Weldon, Curt, Pa., E2043, E2046

Woolsey, Lynn C., Calif., E2013, E2016, E2018


(Senate and House proceedings for today will be continued in the next issue of the Record.) 
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