November 22, 2002 - Issue: Vol. 148, No. 152 — Daily Edition107th Congress (2001 - 2002) - 2nd Session
Daily Digest Section (PDF)
Friday, November 22, 2002
- The House agreed to the Senate amendment to H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security--clearing the measure for the President.
- The House agreed to S. Con. Res. 160, and stands adjourned sine die.
The Senate was not in session today. It will next meet on Tuesday, January 7, 2003 for the convening of the First Session of the 108th Congress.
No committee meetings were held.
House of Representatives
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
H.R. 4187, to amend chapter 22 of title 44, United States Code, popularly known as the Presidential Records Act, to establish procedures for the consideration of claims of constitutionally based privilege against disclosure of Presidential records, amended (H. Rept. 107–790).
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Thornberry to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Speaker Pro Tempore to Sign Enrolled Bills and Joint Resolutions: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Armey to act as Speaker pro tempore to sign enrolled bills and joint resolutions on this day.
Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary Commission: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of Representatives Castle of Delaware and Mrs. Elise DuPont of Rockland, Delaware to the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary Commission.
Presidential Messages: Read the following messages from the President:
State of Small Business Annual Report: Message wherein he transmitted the annual report on the State of Small Business at the end of the 20th century--referred to the Committee on Small Business; and
Railroad Retirement Board Annual Report: Message wherein he transmitted the annual report of the Railroad Retirement Board--referred to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure and Ways and Means.
Senate Messages: Message received from the Senate today appears on page H9038.
Referrals: S. 12 to the Committee on International Relations; S. 13 to the Committee on Financial Services, S. 14 and S. 2063 to the Committee on Agriculture, S. 198, S. 2556, S. 2577, and S. Con. Res. 159 were held at the desk; S. 606 and S. 2872 to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; S. 1340, S. 1816, S. 2222, and S. 2711 to the Committee on Resources, S. 2670 to the Committees on Resources and Agriculture; and S. 3079 to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Quorum Calls--Votes: No quorum calls or recorded votes developed during the proceedings of the House today.
Adjournment Sine Die: The House met at 11 a.m. and in accordance with the provisions of S. Con. Res. 160, and S.J. Res. 53, the House adjourned sine die at 2:23 p.m. until 12 noon on Tuesday, January 7, 2003 for the Convening of the First Session of the 108th Congress.
FEDERAL PRISON INDUSTRIES--UNFAIR COMPETITION WITH SMALL BUSINESSES
Committee on Small Business: On November 21, the Committee held a hearing on Federal Prison Industries' Unfair Competition with Small Businesses: Potential Interim Administrative Solutions, with discussion of H.R. 1577, Federal Prison Industries Competition in Contracting Act of 2002. Testimony was heard from Angela B. Styles, Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, OMB; Kenneth R. Rocks, Chairman, Board of Directors, Federal Prison Industries, Inc.; and public witnesses.
Program for Tuesday: Senate will convene the first session of the 108th Congress.
Program for Tuesday: Convening of the 108th Congress.
Baldwin, Tammy, Wisc., E2135
Bono, Mary, Calif., E2129
Coyne, William J., Pa., E2138
Fletcher, Ernie, Ky., E2137
Gillmor, Paul E., Ohio, E2134
Gordon, Bart, Tenn., E2137
Hastert, J. Dennis, Ill., E2138
Holt, Rush D., N.J., E2137
Horn, Stephen, Calif., E2144
Israel, Steve, N.Y., E2135
Jones, Walter B., N.C., E2131
McCarthy, Carolyn, N.Y., E2137
McCarthy, Karen, Mo., E2135
Millender-McDonald, Juanita, Calif., E2132
Miller, George, Calif., E2141
Morella, Constance A., Md., E2133
Nussle, Jim, Iowa, E2129
Oberstar, James L., Minn., E2134
Otter, C.L. ``Butch'', Idaho, E2143
Portman, Rob, Ohio, E2134
Sandlin, Max, Tex., E2131
Schiff, Adam B., Calif., E2130
Smith, Adam, Wash., E2136
Solis, Hilda L., Calif., E2132
Stupak, Bart, Mich., E2143
Taylor, Gene, Miss., E2139
Thompson, Mike, Calif., E2132
Young, Don, Alaska, E2143