Daily Digest

Tuesday, February 12, 2002

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S597–S674

Measures Introduced: Five bills and two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1932–1936, S. Res. 207, and S. Con. Res. 96.
Page S660

Measures Passed:

Commending Pakistan President: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 96, commending President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan for his leadership and friendship and welcoming him to the United States.
Pages S673–74


Federal Farm Bill: Senate continued consideration of S. 1731, to strengthen the safety net for agricultural producers, to enhance resource conservation and rural development, to provide for farm credit, agricultural research, nutrition, and related programs, to ensure consumers abundant food and fiber, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S597–S653

Adopted:

Harkin (for Grassley) Amendment No. 2837 (to Amendment No. 2835), to make it unlawful for a packer to own, feed, or control livestock intended for slaughter. (By 46 yeas to 53 nays (Vote No. 23), Senate earlier failed to table the amendment.)
Pages S597–S604, S608

Craig Amendment No. 2835 (to Amendment No. 2471), to provide for a study of a proposal to prohibit certain packers from owning, feeding, or controlling livestock.
Pages S597, S608

Reid Further Modified Amendment No. 2842 (to the language proposed to be stricken by Crapo/Craig Amendment No. 2533), to promote water conservation on agricultural land.
Pages S598, S604–06, S608, S611–12

Baucus Amendment No. 2839 (to Amendment No. 2471), to provide emergency agriculture assistance.
Pages S597, S606–08, S609–10

Enzi Amendment No. 2843 (to Amendment No. 2471), to require the Secretary of Agriculture to provide livestock feed assistance to producers affected by disasters.
Pages S598, S625–26

Enzi Amendment No. 2846 (to Amendment No. 2471), to authorize the President to establish a pilot emergency relief program under the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954 to provide live lamb to Afghanistan.
Pages S612–13, S625–26

Wellstone Amendment No. 2847 (to Amendment No. 2471), to insert in the environmental quality incentives program provisions relating to confined livestock feeding operations and insert a payment limitation.
Pages S613–16, S624–25, S625, S626

Helms Amendment No. 2822 (to Amendment No. 2471), to exclude birds, rats of the genus Rattus, and mice of the genus Mus from the definition of animal under the Animal Welfare Act.
Pages S616–17, S628

Feinstein Modified Amendment No. 2829 (to Amendment No. 2471), to make up for any shortfall in the amount sugar supplying countries are allowed to export to the United States each year.
Pages S597, S622–24, S628–29

Lugar (for McConnell) Amendment No. 2854 (to Amendment No. 2471), to conserve global bear populations by prohibiting the importation, exportation, and interstate trade of bear viscera and items, products, or substances containing, or labeled or advertised as containing, bear viscera.
Pages S620, S629

Lugar (for Kyl) Modified Amendment No. 2855 (to Amendment No. 2842), to insert provisions relating to the implementation of water conservation programs.
Pages S621, S629

Santorum Further Modified Amendment No. 2542 (to Amendment No. 2471), to improve the standards for the care and treatment of certain animals.
Pages S597, S629–36

Lugar (for Gramm) Modified Amendment No. 2849 (to Amendment No. 2471), to provide equity and fairness for the promotion of imported Hass avocados.
Pages S616, S636

McConnell Amendment No. 2845 (to Amendment No. 2471), to reduce certain commodity benefits and use the resulting savings to improve nutrition assistance.
Pages S610–11, S626–27, S636

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Miller Further Modified Amendment No. 2832 (to Amendment No. 2471), to increase the rate for compensation of peanut quota holders.
Pages S618–19, S621, S636–37

Harkin Amendment No. 2853 (to Amendment No. 2471), to modify the limits on the types of communities in which Rural Business Investment Companies may invest.
Page S637

Leahy Modified Amendment No. 2834 (to Amendment No. 2471), to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to issue an order that provides for a program of generic promotion, research, and information regarding organic products.
Page S619

Rejected:

Crapo/Craig Amendment No. 2533 (to Amendment No. 2471), to strike the water conservation program. (By 55 yeas to 45 nays (Vote No. 24), Senate tabled the amendment.)
Pages S597, S604, S608–09

By 17 yeas to 80 nays (Vote No. 26), Harkin Amendment No. 2856 (to Amendment No. 2845), of a perfecting nature.
Pages S627–28, S636

Withdrawn:

Lugar (for Gramm) Amendment No. 2848 (to Amendment No. 2471), to repeal the Hass Avocado Promotion, Research, and Information Act of 2000.
Pages S616, S637

Inhofe Amendment No. 2825 (to Amendment No. 2471), to require the Secretary of Agriculture to provide marketing assistance loans and loan deficiency payments for each of the 2003 through 2007 crops of peanuts.
Pages S620, S638

Pending:

Daschle (for Harkin) Amendment No. 2471, in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S597–S653

Daschle motion to reconsider the vote (Vote No. 377–107th Congress, 1st Session) by which the second motion to invoke cloture on Daschle (for Harkin) Amendment No. 2471 (listed above) was not agreed to.
Page S597

Lugar (for Kyl/Nickles) Amendment No. 2850 (to Amendment No. 2471), to express the Sense of the Senate that the repeal of the estate tax should be made permanent by eliminating the sunset provision's applicability to the estate tax.
Pages S616, S637–38, S638–45, S645–48

Lugar (for Domenici) Modified Amendment No. 2851 (to Amendment No. 2471), to require the Secretary of Agriculture to make payments to milk producers.
Pages S617–18, S645, S648–53

Harkin (for Kerry/Snowe) Amendment No. 2852 (to Amendment No. 2471), to provide emergency disaster assistance for the commercial fishery failure with respect to Northeast multispecies fisheries.
Page S619

Reid (for Conrad) Amendment No. 2857 (to Amendment No. 2471), to express the Sense of the Senate that no Social Security surplus funds should be used to pay to make currently scheduled tax cuts permanent or for wasteful spending.
Pages S619–20, S645

During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:

By 69 yeas to 30 nays (Vote No. 25), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to waive section 205 of H. Con. Res. 290, Congressional Budget Resolution of 2001, with respect to the emergency designation contained in Baucus Amendment No. 2839 (to Amendment No. 2471), listed above. Subsequently, a point of order that the amendment was in violation of section 205 of H. Con. Res. 290 failed, and the point of order fell.
Pages S609–10

A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for further consideration of Lugar (for Kyl/Nickles) Amendment No. 2850 (to Amendment No. 2471) and Reid (for Conrad) Amendment No. 2857 (to Amendment No. 2471), both listed above, at 9:50 a.m., on Wednesday, February 13, 2002, with votes to occur on or in relation to the amendments.
Pages S644–45

A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for further consideration of Lugar (for Domenici) Amendment No. 2851 (to Amendment No. 2471) and Harkin (for Kerry/Snowe) Amendment No. 2852 (to Amendment No. 2471), both listed above, on Wednesday, February 13, 2002, with votes to occur on or in relation to the amendments.
Page S645

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at 9:30 a.m., on Wednesday, February 13, 2002.
Page S674


Messages From the President: Senate received the following message from the President of the United States:

Transmitting, pursuant to law, the National Drug Control Strategy for 2002; to the Committee on the Judiciary. (PM–70)
Page S658


Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:

William Leidinger, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary for Management, Department of Education. (Prior to this action, Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions was discharged from further consideration.)
Pages S660, S673, S674


Messages From the House:
Page S658


Enrolled Bills Presented:
Page S658


Executive Communications:
Pages S658–60


Executive Reports of Committees:
Page S660


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S660–61


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S661–66


Additional Statements:
Pages S656–58


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S666–72


Authority for Committees to Meet:
Pages S672–73


Privilege of the Floor:
Page S673


Record Votes: Four record votes were taken today. (Total--26)
Page S608, S609, S609–10, S636


Adjournment: Senate met at 9:30 a.m., and adjourned at 8:40 p.m., until 9:30 a.m., on Wednesday, February 13, 2002. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S674.)

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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION

Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded hearings on proposed legislation authorizing funds for fiscal year 2003 for the Department of Defense, and the Future Years Defense Program, after receiving testimony from Thomas E. White, Secretary of the Army; Gordon R. England, Secretary of the Navy; and James G. Roche, Secretary of the Air Force.

ACCOUNTING AND INVESTOR PROTECTION

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded oversight hearings to examine accounting and investor protection issues raised by Enron and other public companies, including overseeing capital markets, designing successful reforms, improving transparency of information, financial statement auditing accuracy, and encouraging better governance of accounting firms and corporations, after receiving testimony from Arthur Levitt, Jr., and Richard C. Breeden, Richard C. Breedan and Co., both of Greenwich, Connecticut, David S. Ruder, Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, Harold M. Williams, Los Angeles, California, and Roderick M. Hills, Hills Enterprises Ltd, Washington, D.C., each a former Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission.

2003 BUDGET

Committee on the Budget: Committee resumed hearings on the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2003, focusing on the State Department's foreign policy objectives, including winning the war on terrorism and protecting Americans at home and abroad, receiving testimony from Colin L. Powell, Secretary of State.

Hearings continue tomorrow.

ENRON COLLAPSE

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee held hearings to examine the collapse of the Enron Corporation, focusing on the investigation of potentially questionable Enron's partnership transactions, receiving testimony from Kenneth L. Lay, Piper, Marbury, Rudnick and Wolfe, Washington, D.C., former Chairman/CEO, Enron Corporation; and William C. Powers, Jr., University of Texas Law School, Austin, on behalf of the Board of Directors of Enron Corporation Special Investigative Committee.

Hearings recessed subject to call.

INTERIOR/FOREST SERVICE/ENERGY BUDGET

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee concluded hearings to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2003 for the Department of the Interior, the U. S. Forest Service, and the Department of Energy, after receiving testimony from J. Steven Griles, Deputy Secretary, and P. Lynn Scarlett, Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management, and Budget, both of the Department of the Interior; Mark Rey, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and Environment; and Bruce M. Carnes, Chief Financial Officer, Department of Energy.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CRIME

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded hearings to examine the theft of American intellectual property at home and abroad, focusing on the Department of State's and U.S. Trade Representative's role in policy and enforcement, and recent trends in intellectual property protection, including implementation of the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) agreement the and ``Special 301'' review, after receiving testimony from Alan P. Larson, Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs; Peter F. Allgeier, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative; John S. Gordon, U.S. Attorney, Central District of California, Department of Justice; Jeffrey Raikes, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington; and Jack Valenti, Motion Picture Association of America, Hilary Rosen, Recording Industry Association of America, and Douglas Lowenstein, Interactive Digital Software Association, all of Washington, D.C.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Governmental Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported the nominations of Nancy Dorn, of Texas, to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Dan Gregory Blair, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Director of the Office of Personnel Management, and John L. Howard, of Illinois, to be Chairman of the Special Panel on Appeals.

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WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION

Committee on Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on International Security, Proliferation and Federal Services concluded hearings to examine multilateral non-proliferation regimes, weapons of mass destruction technologies, and the War on Terrorism, focusing on measures for enhancing the ability of these multilateral treaties to prevent the acquisition of chemical and biological weapons by both national and subnational groups, after receiving testimony from Elisa D. Harris, University of Maryland Center for International and Security Studies, and Amy E. Smithson, Henry L. Stimson Center, both of Washington, D. C.; Jim Walsh, Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Cambridge, Massachusetts; and Dennis M. Gormley, International Institute for Strategic Studies, London, England.

EARLY EDUCATION

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee concluded hearings to examine early education issues, focusing on quality educational programs, parent involvement in early childhood development, and separation of education for children with special needs, after receiving testimony from Elisabeth Schaefer, Massachusetts Department of Education, Malden; Jack P. Shonkoff, Brandeis University Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Waltham, Massachusetts; Edward Zigler, Yale University Child Study Center, New Haven, Connecticut; Dorothy S. Strickland, Rutgers University Graduate School of Education, New Brunswick, New Jersey; Rob Reiner, I Am Your Child Foundation, Hollywood, California; Susan Russell, University of North Carolina Child Care Services Association, Chapel Hill; and Sharon E. Rhodes, Parents as Teachers National Center, St. Louis, Missouri.

OXYCONTIN ABUSE

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee concluded hearings to examine the effects of the painkiller Oxycontin, focusing on Federal, State and local efforts to decrease abuse and misuse of this product while assuring availability for patients who suffer daily from chronic moderate to severe pain, after receiving testimony from John K. Jenkins, Director, Office of New Drugs, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, and H. Westley Clark, Director, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration, both of the Department of Health and Human Services; Richard Payne, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York; Art Van Zee, Lee Coalition for Health, St. Charles, Virginia; Nancy Green, Neighbors Against Drug Abuse, Calais, Maine; William R. Bess, Virginia State Police, Wytheville; and Paul D. Goldenheim, Purdue Pharma L.P., Stamford, Connecticut.

U.S. REFUGEE PROGRAM

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Immigration held hearings to examine issues surrounding the U.S. Refugee Program, including the effects of recent crises in Afghanistan and Africa on the refugee populations, security concerns in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, use of joint voluntary organizations to relieve refugee processing burdens, family reunification, and case backlogs, receiving testimony from Arthur E. Dewey, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; James W. Ziglar, Commissioner, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Department of Justice; Leonard S. Glickman, Refugee Council USA, New York, New York, on behalf of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society; and Anastasia Brown, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Migration and Refugee Services, and Bill Frelick, U.S. Committee for Refugees, both of Washington, D.C.

Hearings recessed subject to call.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Measures Introduced: 17 public bills, H.R. 3714–3730; and 4 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 324–327, were introduced.
Pages H283–84


Reports Filed: No reports were filed today.

Recess: The House recessed at 1:18 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m.
Page H239


Presidential Message--National Drug Control Strategy: Read a message from the President wherein he transmitted the 2002 National Drug Control Policy--referred to the Committees on the Judiciary, Agriculture, Financial Services, Energy and Commerce, Education and the Workforce, Government Reform, International Relations, Armed Services, Resources, Transportation and Infrastructure, Ways and Means, Veterans' Affairs, and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Pages H255–56


Recess: The House recessed 3:49 p.m. and reconvened at 5:35 p.m.
Page H256


Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Holocaust Days of Remembrance: H. Con. Res. 325, Permitting the use of the rotunda of the Capitol for a ceremony as part of the commemoration of the days of remembrance of victims of the Holocaust;
Pages H240–42


Tom Bliley Post Office, Richmond, Virginia: H.R. 1748, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 805 Glen Burnie Road in Richmond, Virginia, as the ``Tom Bliley Post Office Building;''
Pages H242–46


Bob Davis Post Office, St. Ignace, Michigan: H.R. 2577, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 310 South State Street in St. Ignace, Michigan, as the ``Bob Davis Post Office Building;''
Pages H245–47


Commending President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan: H. Con. Res. 324, commending President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan for his leadership and friendship and welcoming him to the United States;
Pages H247–49


Radio Free Afghanistan: Agreed to the Senate amendment to H.R. 2998, to authorize the establishment of Radio Free Afghanistan (agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 421 yeas to 2 nays, Roll No. 15) clearing the measure for the President;
Pages H250–51, H264–65


Crash of Transporte Aereo Militar Ecuatoriano Flight 120: H. Con. Res. 313, Expressing the sense of Congress regarding the crash of Transporte Aereo Militar Ecuatoriano (TAME) Flight 120 on January 28, 2002;
Pages H251–53


Assistance to the Homeless: H.R. 3699, to revise certain grants for continuum of care assistance for homeless individual and families (agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 421 yeas with none voting ``nay,'' Roll No. 16); and
Pages H253–54, H265–66


National Child Passenger Safety Week: H. Con. Res. 326, commending the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for their efforts to remind parents and care givers to use child safety seats and seat belts when transporting children in vehicles and for sponsoring National Child Passenger Safety Week.
Pages H254–55, H266


Consideration of Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act: The House agreed to H. Res. 344, the rule providing for consideration of H.R. 2356, to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide bipartisan campaign reform by voice vote. Pursuant to Sec. 6, H. Res. 203 was laid on the table.
Pages H256–64, H266

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Subsequently agreed to the Reynolds unanimous consent request that during consideration of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, pursuant to H. Res. 344, the Chair shall alternate recognition to offer the amendments specified in section 3 between the Majority Leader, or his designee, and Representative Shays or Representative Meehan, or a designee of either, in the following order only:

Majority Leader for one amendment; Representatives Shays or Meehan for one amendment; Majority Leader for two amendments in sequence; Representatives Shays or Meehan for one amendment; Majority Leader for two amendments in sequence; Representatives Shays or Meehan for one amendment; Majority Leader for two amendments in sequence; Representatives Shays or Meehan for one amendment; Majority Leader for two amendments in sequence; Representatives Shays or Meehan for one amendment; and Majority Leader for one amendment; and

Under section 3(a) of H. Res. 344, a Member listed in section 3(b) may designate another member to announce, in accordance with section3(c), the intention to offer any amendment allotted to him under section 3(b).
Page H266


Senate Messages: Message received from the Senate today appears on page H233.

Referral: S. 1206 was held at the desk.

Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on pages H285–H335.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H264–65 and H265–66. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 12:30 p.m. and adjourned at 12:36 a.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2002.

Committee Meetings

DOD BUDGET PRIORITIES

Committee on the Budget: Held a hearing on the Department of Defense Budget Priorities Fiscal Year 2003. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of Defense: Paul D. Wolfowitz, Deputy Secretary; and Dov S. Zakheim, Under Secretary (Comptroller); and a public witness.

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PATRIOT ACT OVERSIGHT

Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing entitled ``PATRIOT Act Oversight: Investigating Patterns of Terrorist Financing.'' Testimony was heard from Juan C. Zerate, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Terrorism and Violent Crime, Office of Enforcement, Department of the Treasury; Mary Lee Warren, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, Department of Justice; and public witnesses.

ACCOUNTABILITY FOR PRESIDENTIAL GIFTS

Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Natural Resources and Regulatory Affairs held a hearing on ``Accountability for Presidential Gifts.'' Testimony was heard from William H. Taft IV, Legal Advisor, Department of State; and public witnesses.

CYBER SECURITY ENHANCEMENT ACT

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime held a hearing on H.R. 3482, Cyber Security Enhancement Act of 2001. Testimony was heard from John G. Malcom, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, Department of Justice; and public witnesses.

OVERSIGHT--NATIONAL FORESTS--ECO-TERRORISM AND LAWLESSNESS

Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health held an oversight hearing on Eco-terrorism and Lawlessness on the National Forests. Testimony was heard from Representatives Walden, Hooley of Oregon, and Nethercutt; James F. Jarboe, Section Chief, Counterterrorism Division, Domestic Terrorism/Counterterrorism Planning Section, FBI, Department of Justice; and public witnesses.

EXPORT ADMINISTRATION ACT

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Met in executive session to hold a hearing on Export Administration Act of 2001. Testimony was heard from departmental witnesses.

CIA'S COUNTERTERRORISM ISSUES

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security met in executive session to hold a hearing on CIA's Counterterrorism Issues. Testimony was heard from departmental witnesses.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest of February 7, 2002, p. D73)

S. 1762, to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish fixed interest rates for student and parent borrowers, to extend current law with respect to special allowances for lenders. Signed on February 8, 2002. (Public Law 107–139)

S. 1888, to amend title 18 of the United States Code to correct a technical error in the codification of title 36 of the United States Code. Signed on February 8, 2002. (Public Law 107–140)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2002

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Personnel, to hold hearings on proposed legislation authorizing funds for fiscal year 2003 for the Department of Defense, focusing on active and reserve military and civilian personnel programs, 9:30 a.m., SR–232A.

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to hold hearings to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2003 for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, 10 a.m., SD–538.

Committee on the Budget: to continue hearings to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2003 and revenue proposals, 10 a.m., SD–608.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: to hold hearings to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2003 for the Environmental Protection Agency, 9:30 a.m., SD–406.

Committee on Finance: to hold hearings to examine sectoral trade disputes, focusing on lumber and steel, 1:30 p.m., SD–215.

Full Committee, business meeting to mark up an original bill establishing energy tax incentives, 4 p.m., SD–215.

Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine future efforts in the U.S. bilateral and multilateral response, focusing on halting the spread of HIV/AIDS, 10:15 a.m., SD–419.

Committee on Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, Restructuring and the District of Columbia, to hold hearings to examine the implementation and enforcement of the Kimberly Process Agreement (to ban the source of income from illicit diamonds), 9:30 a.m., SD–342.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: to hold hearings to examine the limits of existing laws, focusing on protection against genetic discrimination, 2 p.m., SD–430.

Committee on Indian Affairs: to hold oversight hearings on the implementation of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act, 2 p.m., SR–485.

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Select Committee on Intelligence: closed business meeting to consider pending intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.

Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine the application of federal antitrust laws to Major League Baseball, 10 a.m., SD–226.

Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts, to hold a briefing to examine the threat of a cyber terror attack, 2 p.m., SD–226.

House

Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, hearing to review the implementation of the Agricultural Risk Protection Act, 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.

Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies, on the Secretary of Agriculture, 9:30 a.m., 2362A Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs, on the Secretary of State, 1 p.m., 2359 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, on the Secretary of Labor, 9:45 a.m., 2358 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Transportation, on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 10 a.m., and on the Office of Inspector General, 1 p.m., 2358 Rayburn.

Committee on Armed Services, to continue hearings on the fiscal year 2003 National Defense Authorization budget request, 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations, hearing on ``Enron and Beyond: Enhancing Worker Retirement Security,'' 2 p.m., 2175 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Select Education and the Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness, joint hearing on ``Responding to the Needs of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the 21st Century,'' 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection, hearing entitled ``Challenges Facing Amateur Athletics,'' 9:30 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality, hearing entitled ``The Effect of the Bankruptcy of Enron on the Functioning of Energy Markets,'' 1:30 p.m., 2322 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity, hearing on the proposed budget of the Department of Housing and Urban Development for fiscal year 2003, 1 p.m., 210 Cannon.

Committee on Government Reform, to hold a hearing entitled ``The California Murder Trial of Joe `The Animal' Barboza: Did the Federal Government Support the Release of a Dangerous Mafia Assassin?'' 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights, hearing on Communist Entrenchment and Religious Persecution in China and Vietnam, 1 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on the Judiciary, to mark up H.R. 3288, Fairness in Antitrust in National Sports (FANS) Act of 2001, 10:30 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans, oversight hearing on Individual Fishing Quotas (IFQs), 1 p.m., 1334 Longworth.

Committee on Science, hearing on the R&D Budget for Fiscal Year 2003: An Evaluation, 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, hearing on the Administration's Proposed Budget for the SBA for Fiscal Year 2003, 2 p.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, hearing on Port Security: Credentials for Port Security, 2 p.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, hearing on the Reauthorization of the Office of Pipeline Safety, 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, hearing on the Department of Veterans Affairs Fiscal Year 2003 budget, 10 a.m., 334 Cannon.

Committee on Ways and Means, hearing on Health Care Tax Credits to Decrease the Number of Uninsured, 10:45 a.m., 1100 Longworth.

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Subcommittee on Intelligence Policy and National Security, executive, hearing on Milosevic Trial, 10:30 a.m., H–405 Capitol.

Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security, executive, to discuss Speaker-mandated Report, 4 p.m., H–405 Capitol.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

9:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 13

Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Senate will continue consideration of S. 1731, Federal Farm Bill, with votes to occur on or in relation to certain amendments.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Wednesday, February 13

House Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Consideration of H.R. 2356, Consideration of Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act. (structured rule, one hour of debate).

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Bereuter, Doug, Nebr., E132

Blagojevich, Rod R., Ill., E131

Blumenauer, Earl, Ore., E128

Brown, Sherrod, Ohio, E140

Burton, Dan, Ind., E133

Cardin, Benjamin L., Md., E134

Clement, Bob, Tenn., E137

Clyburn, James E., S.C., E136, E139, E140

English, Phil, Pa., E134

Faleomavaega, Eni F.H., American Samoa, E130, E136

Forbes, J. Randy, Va., E131

Frank, Barney, Mass., E130

Frelinghuysen, Rodney P., N.J., E140

Goodlatte, Bob, Va., E141

Horn, Stephen, Calif., E138

Hyde, Henry J., Ill., E135

Kildee, Dale E., Mich., E135

Lewis, Jerry, Calif., E128

McCarthy, Karen, Mo., E138

Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E135

Miller, Gary G., Calif., E138, E139

Nadler, Jerrold, N.Y., E130

Ney, Robert W., Ohio, E130, E132

Oxley, Michael G., Ohio, E139

Pallone, Frank, Jr., N.J., E130, E132

Pelosi, Nancy, Calif., E133

Pickering, Charles W. ``Chip'', Miss., E140

Radanovich, George, Calif., E134

Rahall, Nick J., II, W.Va., E138

Rogers, Mike, Mich., E131

Ross, Mike, Ark., E136

Tancredo, Thomas G., Colo., E134

Thomas, William M., Calif., E127

Tiahrt, Todd, Kans., E127, E129

Tiberi, Patrick J., Ohio, E139

Watts, J.C., Jr., Okla., E128

Wolf, Frank R., Va., E129

Woolsey, Lynn C., Calif., E127, E140 

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