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                                         Tuesday, November 19, 2002

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate passed H.R. 5005, Homeland Security Act.
      Senate agreed to conference report on H.R. 3210, Terrorism Risk 
      Protection Act.
      Senate passed H.J. Res. 124, Continuing Appropriations.
      Senate confirmed the nomination of Dennis W. Shedd, of South 
      Carolina, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth 
      Circuit.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S11357-S11659
Measures Introduced: Ten bills and three resolutions were introduced, 
as follows: S. 3-5, and S. 3173-3179, S. Res. 359-360, and S. Con. Res. 
159.
  Page S11574
Measures Reported:
  Report to accompany 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. (S. Rept. 
No. 107-345)
  S. 2065, to provide for the implementation of air quality programs 
developed pursuant to an Intergovernmental Agreement between the 
Southern Ute Indian Tribes and the State of Colorado concerning Air 
Quality Control on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. (S. Rept. No. 
107-346)
  S. 556, to amend the Clean Air Act to reduce emissions from electric 
powerplants, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. 
No. 107-347)
  S. 2946, to reauthorize the Federal Trade Commission for fiscal years 
2003, 2004, and 2005. (S. Rept. No. 107-348)
  S. 3070, to authorize appropriations for the Merit Systems Protection 
Board and the Office of Special Counsel. (S. Rept. No. 107-349)
  S. 1340, to amend the Indian Land Consolidation Act to provide for 
probate reform with respect to trust or restricted lands, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  S. 1822, to amend title 5, United States Code, to allow certain 
catchup contributions to the Thrift Savings Plan to be made by 
participants age 50 or over.
Page S11573
Measures Passed:
  Homeland Security Act: By 90 yeas to 9 nays (Vote No. 249), Senate 
passed H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, 
after taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto: 
                                     Pages S11358-S11404, S11405-S11511
Adopted:
  By 73 yeas to 26 nays (Vote No. 247), Thompson (for Gramm) Amendment 
No. 4901, in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S11358, S11371-73
Rejected:
  By 47 yeas to 52 nays (Vote No. 245), Daschle (for Lieberman) 
Amendment No. 4953 (to Amendment No. 4911), of a perfecting nature. 
                                                        Pages S11358-71
  Daschle (for Lieberman) Amendment No. 4911 (to Amendment No. 4901), 
to provide that certain provisions of the Act shall not take effect. 
                                                   Pages S11358, S11371
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following actions:
  By 69 yeas to 30 nays (Vote No. 246), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed 
to the motion to waive section 302(f) of the Congressional Budget Act 
of 1974, with respect to Thompson (for Gramm) Amendment No. 4901, 
listed above. Subsequently, the point of order, stating that additional 
expenditures contained in the amendment are not provided for in the 
budget resolution adopted in 2001 for fiscal years 2002 through 2011 
and therefore in violation of section 302(f) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974, failed.
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  By 83 yeas to 16 nays (Vote No. 248), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed 
to the motion to close further debate on the bill.
Pages S11373-74
  Continuing Appropriations: By 92 yeas to 2 nays (Vote No. 253), 
Senate passed H.J. Res. 124, making further continuing appropriations 
for the fiscal year 2003, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                        Pages S11531-36
  Congratulating Former President Jimmy Carter: Senate agreed to S. 
Res. 360, congratulating former President Jimmy Carter for being 
awarded the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize, and commending him for his lifetime 
of dedication to peace.
  Pages S11537-38
  Oil Region National Heritage Area Act: Senate passed H.R. 695, to 
establish the Oil Region National Heritage Area, after agreeing to a 
committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following 
amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S11623-33
  Reid (for Bingaman) Amendment No. 4970, to designate additional 
National Heritage Areas.
Page S11633
  Moccasin Bend National Historic Site Establishment Act: Senate passed 
H.R. 980, to establish the Moccasin Bend National Archaeological 
District in the State of Tennessee as a unit of Chickamauga and 
Chattanooga National Military Park, after agreeing to a committee 
amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendment 
proposed thereto:
  Pages S11636-37
  Reid (for Bingaman) Amendment No. 4973, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Page S11637
  National Historic Trails Studies: Senate passed H.R. 37, to amend the 
National Trails System Act to update the feasibility and suitability 
studies of 4 national historic trails and provide for possible 
additions to such trails, after agreeing to a committee amendment in 
the nature of a substitute, and the following amendment proposed 
thereto:
  Pages S11637-39
  Reid (for Bingaman) Amendment No. 4974, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Page S11639
  Harmful Nonnative Weed Control Act: Senate passed S. 198, to require 
the Secretary of the Interior to establish a program to provide 
assistance through States to eligible weed management entities to 
control or eradicate harmful, nonnative weeds on public and private 
land, after agreeing to committee amendment in the nature of a 
substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto: 
                                                        Pages S11639-41
  Reid (for Bingaman) Amendment No. 4975, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Page S11641
  Wildfire Prevention Act: Senate passed S. 2670, to establish 
Institutes to conduct research on the prevention of, and restoration 
from, wildfires in forest and woodland ecosystems of the interior West, 
after agreeing to a committee amendment, and the following amendment 
proposed thereto:
  Pages S11641-43
  Reid (for Bingaman) Amendment No. 4976, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Page S11643
  Alternative Land Selections Under The Alaska Native Claims Settlement 
Act: Senate passed S. 2222, to resolve certain conveyances and provide 
for alternative land selections under the Alaska Native Claims 
Settlement Act related to Cape Fox Corporation and Sealaska 
Corporation, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a 
substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto: 
                                                        Pages S11643-45
  Reid (for Bingaman) Amendment No. 4977, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Page S11645
  Fremont-Madison Conveyance Act: Senate passed S. 2556, to authorize 
the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain facilities to the 
Fremont-Madison Irrigation District in the State of Idaho, after 
agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and 
the following amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S11645-47
  Reid (for Bingaman) Amendment No. 4978, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Page S11647
  Alaska Land Conveyance: Senate passed S. 1816, to provide for the 
continuation of higher education through the conveyance of certain 
public lands in the State of Alaska to the University of Alaska. 
                                                        Pages S11647-49
  Mount Nebo Wilderness Boundary Adjustment Act: Senate passed H.R. 
451, to make certain adjustments to the boundaries of the Mount Nebo 
Wilderness Area, clearing the measure for the President.
  Page S11649
  Illinois Hydroelectric Project Extension: Senate passed S. 2872, to 
reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a 
hydroelectric project in the State of Illinois.
  Page S11649
  Enrollment Correction: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 159, to correct 
the enrollment of S. 1843.
  Page S11650
  Virgin River Dinosaur Footprint Preserve Act: Senate passed H.R. 
2385, to convey certain property to the city of St. George, Utah, in 
order to provide

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for the protection and preservation of certain rare paleontological 
resources on that property, after withdrawing the committee amendments.
                                                        Pages S11650-51
  Homestead National Monument of America Additions Act: Senate passed 
H.R. 38, to provide for additional lands to be included within the 
boundaries of the Homestead National Monument of America in the State 
of Nebraska, clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages S11652-55
  Guam War Claims Review Commission Act: Senate passed H.R. 308, to 
establish the Guam War Claims Review Commission, clearing the measure 
for the President.
  Pages S11652-55
  Lease Lot Conveyance Act: Senate passed H.R. 706, to direct the 
Secretary of the Interior to convey certain properties in the vicinity 
of the Elephant Butte Reservoir and the Caballo Reservoir, New Mexico, 
clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages S11652-55
  American Samoa Park Adjustments: Senate passed H.R. 1712, to 
authorize the Secretary of the Interior to make adjustments to the 
boundary of the National Park of American Samoa to include certain 
portions of the islands of Ofu and Olosega within the park, clearing 
the measure for the President.
  Pages S11652-55
  Buffalo Bayou National Heritage Area Study Act: Senate passed H.R. 
1776, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to study the 
suitability and feasibility of establishing the Buffalo Bayou National 
Heritage Area in west Houston, Texas, clearing the measure for the 
President.
  Pages S11652-55
  Metacomet-Monadnock-Mattabesett Trail Study Act: Senate passed H.R. 
1814, to amend the National Trails System Act to designate the 
Metacomet-Monadnock-Mattabesett Trail extending through western 
Massachusetts and central Connecticut for study for potential addition 
to the National Trails System, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                        Pages S11652-55
  Fallon Rail Freight Loading Facility Transfer Act: Senate passed H.R. 
1870, to provide for the sale of certain real property within the 
Newlands Project in Nevada, to the city of Fallon, Nevada, clearing the 
measure for the President.
  Pages S11652-55
  Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park Addition Act: Senate 
passed H.R. 1906, to amend the Act that established the Pu'uhonua O 
Honaunau National Historical Park to expand the boundaries of that 
park, clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages S11652-55
  Waco Mammoth Site Area Study: Senate passed H.R. 1925, to direct the 
Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of 
designating the Waco Mammoth Site Area in Waco, Texas, as a unit of the 
National Park System, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                        Pages S11652-55
  Vancouver National Historic Reserve Authorization: Senate passed H.R. 
2099, to amend the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 
1996 to provide adequate funding authorization for the Vancouver 
National Historic Reserve, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                        Pages S11652-55
  Virginia Key Beach Park Study: Senate passed H.R. 2109, to authorize 
the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of 
Virginia Key Beach Park in Biscayne Bay, Florida, for possible 
inclusion in the National Park System, clearing the measure for the 
President.
  Pages S11652-55
  Lakehaven Utility District Wastewater Project: Senate passed H.R. 
2115, to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and 
Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to 
participate in the design, planning, and construction of a project to 
reclaim and reuse wastewater within and outside of the service area of 
the Lakehaven Utility District, Washington, clearing the measure for 
the President.
  Pages S11652-55
  Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area Study Act: Senate passed H.R. 
2628, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of the 
suitability and feasibility of establishing the Muscle Shoals National 
Heritage Area in Alabama, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                        Pages S11652-55
  Sand Mountain Wilderness Study Area Conveyance: Senate passed H.R. 
2818, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain 
public land within the Sand Mountain Wilderness Study Area in the State 
of Idaho to resolve an occupancy encroachment dating back to 1971, 
clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages S11652-55
  Klamath Basin Emergency Operation and Maintenance Refund Act: Senate 
passed H.R. 2828, to authorize payments to certain Klamath Project 
water distribution entities for amounts assessed by the entities for 
operation and maintenance of the Project's transferred works for 2001, 
to authorize refunds to such entities of amounts collected by the 
Bureau of Reclamation for reserved works for 2001, clearing the measure 
for the President.
  Pages S11652-55
  Lower Rio Grande Valley Water Resources Conservation and Improvement 
Act: Senate passed H.R. 2990, to amend the Lower Rio Grande Valley 
Water Resources Conservation and Improvement Act of

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2000 to authorize additional projects under that Act, clearing the 
measure for the President.
  Pages S11652-55
  New River Gorge Boundary Act: Senate passed H.R. 3858, to modify the 
boundaries of the New River Gorge National River, West Virginia, 
clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages S11652-55
  Russian River Land Act: Senate passed H.R. 3048, to resolve the 
claims of Cook Inlet Region, Inc., to lands adjacent to the Russian 
River in the State of Alaska, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                        Pages S11652-55
  California Five Mile Regional Learning Center Transfer Act: Senate 
passed H.R. 3401, to provide for the conveyance of Forest Service 
facilities and lands comprising the Five Mile Regional Learning Center 
in the State of California to the Clovis Unified School District, to 
authorize a new special use permit regarding the continued use of 
unconveyed lands comprising the Center, clearing the measure for the 
President.
  Pages S11652-55
  Gunn McKay Nature Preserve Act: Senate passed H.R. 3909, to designate 
certain Federal lands in the State of Utah as the Gunn McKay Nature 
Preserve, clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages S11652-55
  George Washington Birthplace National Monument: Senate passed H.R. 
3449, to revise the boundaries of the George Washington Birthplace 
National Monument, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                        Pages S11652-55
  Caribbean National Forest Wild and Scenic Rivers Act: Senate passed 
H.R. 3954, to designate certain waterways in the Caribbean National 
Forest in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico as components of the National 
Wild and Scenic Rivers System, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                        Pages S11652-55
  Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site Boundary Revision 
Act: Senate passed H.R. 4682, to revise the boundary of the Allegheny 
Portage Railroad National Historic Site, clearing the measure for the 
President.
  Pages S11652-55
  Civil War Battlefield Preservation Act: Senate passed H.R. 5125, to 
amend the American Battlefield Protection Act of 1996 to authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to establish a battlefield acquisition grant 
program, clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages S11652-55
  Oregon Right-of-Way: Senate passed H.R. 4953, to direct the Secretary 
of the Interior to grant to Deschutes and Crook Counties in the State 
of Oregon a right-of-way to West Butte Road, clearing the measure for 
the President.
  Pages S11652-55
  Mni Wiconi Rural Water Supply Project: Senate passed H.R. 4638, to 
reauthorize the Mni Wiconi Rural Water Supply Project, clearing the 
measure for the President.
  Pages S11652-55
  Endangered Fish Recovery Implementation Programs: Senate passed H.R. 
5099, to extend the periods of authorization for the Secretary of the 
Interior to implement capital construction projects associated with the 
endangered fish recovery implementation programs for the Upper Colorado 
and San Juan River Basins, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                        Pages S11652-55
  Bainbridge Island Japanese-American Memorial Study Act: Senate 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, clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages S11652-55
  Oregon Hydroelectric Project: Senate passed H.R. 5436, to extend the 
deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project in 
the State of Oregon, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                        Pages S11652-55
  Big Sur Wilderness and Conservation Act: Senate passed H.R. 4750, to 
designate certain lands in the State of California as components of the 
National Wilderness Preservation System, clearing the measure for the 
President.
  Pages S11652-55
  President John Adams Commemorative Work: Senate passed H.J. Res. 117, 
approving the location of the commemorative work in the District of 
Columbia honoring former President John Adams, clearing the measure for 
the President.
  Pages S11652-55
  Central Utah Project Completion Act: Senate passed H.R. 4129, to 
amend the Central Utah Project Completion Act to clarify the 
responsibilities of the Secretary of the Interior with respect to the 
Central Utah Project, to redirect unexpended budget authority for the 
Central Utah Project for wastewater treatment and reuse and other 
purposes, to provide for prepayment of repayment contracts for 
municipal and industrial water delivery facilities, and to eliminate a 
deadline for such prepayment, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                        Pages S11652-55
  Spirit Lake and Twin Lakes Act: Senate passed H.R. 4874, to direct 
the Secretary of the Interior to disclaim any Federal interest in lands 
adjacent to

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Spirit Lake and Twin Lakes in the State of Idaho resulting from 
possible omission of lands from an 1880 survey, clearing the measure 
for the President.
  Pages S11652-55
  Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park Act: Senate 
passed H.R. 4944, to designate the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National 
Historical Park as a unit of the National Park System, clearing the 
measure for the President.
  Pages S11652-55
  Clark County Shooting Range: Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2937, to 
provide for the conveyance of certain public land in Clark County, 
Nevada, for use as a shooting range, and the bill was then passed, 
clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages S11652-55
  Ombudsman Reauthorization Act: Senate passed S. 606, to provide 
additional authority to the Office of Ombudsman of the Environmental 
Protection Agency, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the 
nature of a substitute.
  Pages S11656-58
  Public Health Service Act Amendment: Senate passed H.R. 5738, to 
amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to special diabetes 
programs for Type I diabetes and Indians, clearing the measure for the 
President
  Page S11658
Terrorism Risk Protection Act Conference Report--Cloture Motion Filed: 
Pursuant to the order of November 15, 2002, a motion was entered to 
close further debate on the conference report on H.R. 3210, to ensure 
the continued financial capacity of insurers to provide coverage for 
risks from terrorism.
  Page S11525
Terrorism Risk Protection Act Conference Report: By 86 yeas to 11 nays 
(Vote No. 252), Senate agreed to the conference report on H.R. 3210, to 
ensure the continued financial capacity of insurers to provide coverage 
for risks from terrorism, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                        Pages S11524-30
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 85 yeas to 12 nays (Vote No. 251), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed 
to the motion to close further debate on the conference report. 
                                                            Page S11525
Rancho Corral De Tierra Golden Gate National Recreation Area Boundary 
Adjustment Act: Senate concurred in the amendment of the House to S. 
941, to revise the boundaries of the Golden Gate National Recreation 
Area in the State of California, to extend the term of the advisory 
commission for the recreation area, with a further Reid (for Bingaman) 
Amendment No. 4971, to concur in the House amendment with an amendment 
in the nature of a substitute.
  Pages S11633-34
Miami Circle Site Act: Senate concurred in the amendment of the House 
to S. 1894, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a 
special resource study to determine the national significance of the 
Miami Circle site in the State of Florida as well as the suitability 
and feasibility of its inclusion in the National Park System as part of 
Biscayne National Park, with a further Reid (for Bingaman) Amendment 
No. 4972, to concur in the House amendment with an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute.
  Pages S11634-36
Grand Teton National Park Land Exchange Act: Senate disagreed to the 
amendment of the House to S. 1105, to provide for the expeditious 
completion of the acquisition of State of Wyoming lands within the 
boundaries of Grand Teton National Park.
  Pages S11649-50
Timpanogos Interagency Land Exchange Act: Senate concurred in the 
amendment of the House to S. 1240, to provide for the acquisition of 
land and construction of an interagency administrative and visitor 
facility at the entrance to American Fork Canyon, Utah, clearing the 
measure for the President.
  Pages S11651-52
Messages from the President: Senate received the following messages 
from the President of the United States:
  Transmitting a report documenting The State of Small Business at the 
end of the Twentieth Century; to the Committee on Small Business and 
Entrepreneurship. (PM-121)
Page S11569
  Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report entitled Annual Report of the 
Railroad Retirement Board for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2001; 
to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (PM-122) 
                                                            Page S11569
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  By 55 yeas 44 nays (Vote No. EX. 250), Dennis W. Shedd, of South 
Carolina, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit. 
                                                        Pages S11512-22
  Carmel Borders, of Kentucky, to be a Member of the National Institute 
for Literacy Advisory Board for a term of three years. (Prior to this 
action, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was 
discharged from further consideration.)
  William T. Hiller, of Ohio, to be a Member of the National Institute 
for Literacy Advisory Board for a term of one year. (New Position)
  Robin Morris, of Georgia, to be a Member of the National Institute 
for Literacy Advisory Board for a

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term of one year. (Prior to this action, Committee on Health, 
Education, Labor, and Pensions was discharged from further 
consideration.)
  Jean Osborn, of Illinois, to be a Member of the National Institute 
for Literacy Advisory Board for a term of two years. (New Position)
  Mark G. Yudof, of Minnesota, to be a Member of the National Institute 
for Literacy Advisory Board for a term of two years. (Prior to this 
action, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was 
discharged from further consideration.)
  Michael F. Duffy, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the 
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission for a term of six 
years expiring August 30, 2006. (Prior to this action, Committee on 
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was discharged from further 
consideration.)
  Alejandro Modesto Sanchez, of Florida, to be a Member of the Federal 
Retirement Thrift Investment Board for a term expiring October 11, 
2006. (Prior to this action, Committee on Governmental Affairs was 
discharged from further consideration.)
  Andrew Saul, of New York, to be a Member of the Federal Retirement 
Thrift Investment Board for a term expiring September 25, 2004. (Prior 
to this action, Committee on Governmental Affairs was discharged from 
further consideration.)
  Gordon Whiting, of New York, to be a Member of the Federal Retirement 
Thrift Investment Board for a term expiring September 25, 2006. (Prior 
to this action, Committee on Governmental Affairs was discharged from 
further consideration.)
  William H. Campbell, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs (Management). (Prior to this action, Committee on 
Veterans' Affairs was discharged from further consideration.)
  Margaret Scarlett, of Wyoming, to be a Member of the National Museum 
Services Board for a term expiring December 6, 2007. (Prior to this 
action, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was 
discharged from further consideration.)
  David Donath, of Vermont, to be a Member of the National Museum 
Services Board for a term expiring December 6, 2004. (Prior to this 
action, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was 
discharged from further consideration.)
  Arthur James Collingsworth, of California, to be a Member of the 
National Security Education Board for a term of four years.
  51 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
  31 Army nominations in the rank of general.
  1 Navy nomination in the rank of admiral.
  Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Navy.
Pages S11655-56, S11659
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Humberto S. Garcia, of Puerto Rico, to be United States Attorney for 
the District of Puerto Rico for the term of four years.
  Leonardo M. Rapadas, of Guam, to be United States Attorney for the 
District of Guam and concurrently United States Attorney for the 
District of Northern Mariana Islands for the term of four years.
  Ellen L. Weintraub, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Federal 
Election Commission for a term expiring April 30, 2007. 
                                                        Pages S11658-59
Messages From the House:
  Pages S11569-70
Enrolled Bills Presented:
  Page S11570
Executive Communications:
  Pages S11570-73
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Pages S11573-74
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S11574-75
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S11575-80
Additional Statements:
  Pages S11563-69
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S11580-S11618
Privilege of the Floor:
  Page S11618
Record Votes: Nine record votes were taken today. (Total--253) 
  Pages S11371, S11372, S11373, S11374, S11462, S11522, S11525, S11530, 
                                                                 S11536
Adjournment: Senate met at 9 a.m., and adjourned at 12:45 a.m. on 
Wednesday, November 20, 2002, until 10 a.m., on the same day. (For 
Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in 
today's Record on page S11658).


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NOMINATIONS
Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably report the 
nomination of Arthur James Collingsworth, of California, to be a Member 
of the National Security Education Board, Department of Defense, and 
1,335 military nominations in the Air Force, Army, and Navy.


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Chamber Action
Measures Introduced: 5 public bills, H.R. 5758-5762, were introduced. 
                                                             Page H9036
Reports Filed: No reports were filed today.
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he 
appointed Representative Thornberry to act as Speaker pro tempore for 
today.
  Page H9027
Call of the Private Calendar: Agreed to dispense with the call of the 
Private Calendar.
  Page H9028
Meeting Hour--Friday, Nov. 22: Agreed that when the House adjourns 
today, it adjourn to meet at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 22.
  Page H9029
Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary Commission: Read a letter from the 
Minority Leader wherein he announced his appointment of Representatives 
Borski and Fattah to the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary Commission. 
                                                             Page H9029
Congressional Hunger Fellows Program: The Chair announced the Speaker's 
appointment of Representatives Emerson and Mr. David Weaver, Jr., of 
Lubbock, Texas, to the Board of Trustees of the Congressional Fellows 
Program for a four year term.
  Page H9029
Recess: The House recessed at 12:31 p.m. and reconvened at 12:45 p.m. 
                                                             Page H9031
Return of Official Papers--Hydroelectric Licenses in Alaska: Agreed 
that the Clerk of the House be directed to request the Senate to return 
the official papers on S. 1843, to extend certain hydroelectric 
licenses in the State of Alaska.
  Pages H9031-32
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page 
H9028.
Referrals: S. 754, to the Committees on Energy and Commerce and the 
Judiciary; S. 1052, held at the desk; S. 2799, to the Committee on 
Resources; S. 2869 to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; S. 2949 to 
the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure and Energy and 
Commerce; S. 2951, to the Committee on Science; S. 3172 to the 
Committees on the Budget and Small Business; S. Con. Res. 94, held at 
the desk; and S. Con. Res. 122 to the Committee on International 
Relations.
  Pages H9032-33
Quorum Calls--Votes: No quorum calls or recorded votes developed during 
the proceedings of the House today.
Adjournment: The House met at 12 noon and adjourned at 1:01 p.m.


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Committee Meetings
COMPUTER SECURITY--FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Government Efficiency, 
Financial Management and Intergovernmental Relations held an oversight 
hearing on ``Computer Security in the Federal Government: How Do the 
Agencies Rate?'' Testimony was heard from Mark A. Forman, Associate 
Director, Information Technology and E-Government, OMB; Robert Dacey, 
Director, Information Security, GAO; James B. Lockhart III, Deputy 
Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer, Social Security, SSA; Kenneth 
M. Mead, Inspector General, Department of Transportation; and a public 
witness.


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2002-11-20

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                   COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

                           NOVEMBER 20, 2002

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine an 
assessment of the tools needed to fight the financing of terrorism, 
10 a.m., SD-226.


                                 House

  No Committee meetings are scheduled.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                    10 a.m., Wednesday, November 20

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Wednesday: After the transaction of any morning business, 
Senate will consider any cleared legislative and executive business.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                      11 a.m., Friday, November 22

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Friday: Pro forma session.
    
    


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