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                                        Thursday, November 14, 2002

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                              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-S11160
Measures Introduced: Fourteen bills and three resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 3156-3169, S.J. Res. 53, and S. Res. 356-
357.
  Page S11079
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.
Pages S11078-79
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:
  Pages S11052-56
  Reid (for Cantwell) Amendment No. 4954, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Page S11056

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  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:
  Pages S11060-61
  Clinton Amendment No. 4960, in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                            Page S11060
  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:
                                                        Pages S11138-39
  Reid (for Helms) Amendment No. 4955, in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                            Page S11139
  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: 
                                                        Pages S11139-47
  Reid (for Hagel) Amendment No. 4956, to make managers' amendments. 
                                                            Page S11147
  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.
  Page S11147
  American Legion Eligibility: Senate passed S. 2934, to amend title 
36, United States Code, to clarify the requirements for eligibility in 
the American Legion.
  Page S11147
  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.
  Pages S11147-48
  Senate Compensation: Senate agreed to S. Res. 356, paying a gratuity 
to Trudy Lapie
  Page S11148
  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.
  Page S11148
  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.
  Page S11148
  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.
  Page S11148
  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. 
                                                        Pages S11148-49
  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.
  Page S11149
  Private Relief: Senate passed H.R. 3758, for the relief of So Hyun 
Jun, clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages S11149-50
  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. 
                                                        Pages S11150-53
  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.
  Page S11153
  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:
  Pages S11153-54
  Reid (for Kerry) Amendment No. 4957, in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                        Pages S11153-54
  Dam Safety and Security Act: Senate passed H.R. 4727, to reauthorize 
the national dam safety program, clearing the measure for the 
President.
  Page S11154

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  North American Wetlands Conservation Reauthorization Act:  Senate 
passed H.R. 3908, to reauthorize the North American Wetlands 
Conservation Act, after agreeing to committee amendments. 
                                                        Pages S11154-55
  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: 
                                                        Pages S11155-59
  Reid (for Kennedy) Amendment No. 4958, in the nature of a substitute.
                                                            Page S11159
  Reid (for Kennedy) Amendment No. 4959, to amend the title. 
                                                            Page S11159
  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: 
                                                        Pages S11159-60
  Reid (for Baucus) Amendment No. 4961, to provide additional tax 
equity for military personnel.
Pages S11159-60
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, S11033-45
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 S1102-30, S11033-45
  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.
Pages S1102-30, S11033-45
  Dodd Amendment No. 4951 (to Amendment No. 4902), to provide for 
workforce enhancement grants to fire departments. 
                                                 Page S11024, S11033-45
  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.
  Page S11148
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.
Page S11057
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.
Pages S11057-59
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.
  Page S11052
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, S11045-52, S11056-57, S11079
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:
  Page S11076
Measures Placed on Calendar:
  Page S11076
Executive Communications:
  Pages S11076-78
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S11079
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S11079-80
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S11080-86
Additional Statements:
  Pages S11075-76
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S11086-S11137
Authority for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S11137-38
Privilege of the Floor:
  Page S11138
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 today's Record on page 
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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.
  Pages H9023-24
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, H9023
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.
  Pages H8785-94
  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.
Pages H8791-93
  H. Res. 602, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was 
agreed to on Nov. 13.
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.''.
  Pages H8794-H8801
  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 H8802-09
  Earlier, agreed to H. Res. 607, the rule that waived points of order 
against the conference report by voice vote.
Pages H8738-41
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. 
                                                         Pages H8809-14
  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. 
                                                             Page H8814
Intelligence Authorization Conference Report: The House agreed to the 
conference report to accompany H.R. 4628, a bill to authorize 
appropriations

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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. 
                                                         Pages H8814-22
  The conference report was considered by unanimous consent. 
                                                             Page H8814
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.
  Pages H8824-25
  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.
  Pages H8825-77
Committee on Rules Resolutions: H. Res. 586, 587, 601, 603, and 608 
were laid on the table.
  Page H8877
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. 
                                                             Page H8879
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.
  Page H8879
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.
  Pages H8879-80
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.
  Pages H8880-81
Hydrographic Services et al.: The House passed H.R. 4883, to 
reauthorize the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998. 
                                                         Pages H8881-89
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. 
                                                             Page H8889
Mount Rainier Boundary Adjustment: The House passed H.R. 5512, amended, 
to provide for an adjustment of the boundaries of Mount Rainier 
National Park.
  Pages H8889-90
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.
  Pages H8890-98
Pittman-Robertson 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.
  Pages H8898-H8911
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.
  Pages H8911-12
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.
  Page H8912
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.
  Page H8912
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.
  Pages H8912-23
Big Sur Wilderness: The House passed H.R. 4750, amended, to designate 
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California as components of the National Wilderness Preservation 
System.
  Pages H8923-24
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:
  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.
Pages H8925-H9007
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.
  Page H9008
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.
  Page H9008
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.
  Page H9008
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.
  Page H9008
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.
  Page H9008
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.
  Page H9008
Meeting Hour--Tuesday, Nov. 19: Agreed that when the House adjourns 
today, it adjourn to meet at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 19.
  Page H9009
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.
  Page H9009
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.
  Pages H9009-18
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.
  Page H9018
Senate Message: Messages received from the Senate today appear on pages 
H8735-36, H8757, H8887, and H9008.
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 
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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.
  Pages H9018-19
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, H8792-93, H8793-94, H8822, and H8876-77. 
There were no quorum calls
Adjournment: The House met at 1 p.m. and adjourned at 3:05 a.m. on 
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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 
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Daily Digest/NEW PUBLIC LAWS

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                             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)


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2002-11-15

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                     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.


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                       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.
  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.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    


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