Daily Digest

Thursday, August 1, 2002

Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS

    Senate passed H.R. 5010, Department of Defense Appropriations Act.
    Senate agreed to Conference Report on H.R. 3009, Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act.
    See Res´umé of Congressional Activity.

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S7767–S7815

Measures Introduced: Sixty-two bills and ten resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 2834–2895, S.J. Res. 43, S. Res. 315–319, and S. Con. Res. 134–137.
(See next issue.)

Measures Reported:

S. 2043, to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend by five years the period for the provision by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs of noninstitutional extended care services and required nursing home care, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 107–231)

S. 1871, to direct the Secretary of Transportation to conduct a rail transportation security risk assessment, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 107–232)

S. 724, to amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of pregnancy-related assistance for targeted low-income pregnant women, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 107–233)

S. 2237, to amend title 38, United States Code, to enhance compensation for veterans with hearing loss, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 107–234)

S. 1739, to authorize grants to improve security on over-the-road buses. (S. Rept. No. 107–235)

S. 2335, to establish the Office of Native American Affairs within the Small Business Administration, to create the Native American Small Business Development Program, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 107–236)

H.R. 2546, to amend title 49, United States Code, to prohibit States from requiring a license or fee on account of the fact that a motor vehicle is providing interstate pre-arranged ground transportation service, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 107–237)

S. 1220, to authorize the Secretary of Transportation to establish a grant program for the rehabilitation, preservation, or improvement of railroad track, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 107–238)

S. 2182, to authorize funding for computer and network security research and development and research fellowship programs, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 107–239)

S. 2201, to protect the online privacy of individuals who use the Internet, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 107–240)

S. 1750, to make technical corrections to the HAZMAT provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 107–241)

H.R. 2121, to make available funds under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to expand democracy, good governance, and anti-corruption programs in the Russian Federation in order to promote and strengthen democratic government and civil society in that country and to support independent media, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

H.R. 4558, to extend the Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program.

S. Res. 309, expressing the sense of the Senate that Bosnia and Herzegovina should be congratulated on the 10th anniversary of its recognition by the United States, and with an amended preamble.

S. 2394, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require labeling containing information applicable to pediatric patients, with an amendment.

S. Con. Res. 122, expressing the sense of Congress that security, reconciliation, and prosperity for all Cypriots can be best achieved within the context of membership in the European Union which will provide significant rights and obligations for all Cypriots, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and with an amended preamble.
(See next issue.)

Measures Passed:

Department of Defense Appropriations Act: By 95 yeas to 3 nays (Vote No. 204), Senate passed H.R. 5010, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003, as amended, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and after taking action on the following amendment/motion proposed thereto:
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Withdrawn:

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McCain Amendment No. 4445, to require authorization of appropriations, as well as appropriations, for leasing of transport/VIP aircraft.
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Motion to table McCain Amendment No. 4445, listed above.
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Senate insisted on its amendment, requested a conference with the House thereon, and the Chair was authorized to appoint the following conferees on the part of the Senate: Senators Inouye, Hollings, Byrd, Leahy, Harkin, Dorgan, Durbin, Reid, Feinstein, Kohl, Stevens, Cochran, Specter, Domenici, Bond, McConnell, Shelby, Gregg, and Hutchison.
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Guam Foreign Investment Equity Act: Senate passed H.R. 309, to provide for the determination of withholding tax rates under the Guam income tax, clearing the measure for the President.
(See next issue.)


Timpanogos Interagency Land Exchange Act: Senate passed 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, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
(See next issue.)


Niagara Falls National Heritage Area Study Act: Senate passed S. 1227, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of the suitability and feasibility of establishing the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area in the State of New York, after agreeing to committee amendments.
(See next issue.)


Moon National Monument: Senate passed H.R. 601, to redesignate certain lands within the Craters of the Moon National Monument, clearing the measure for the President.
(See next issue.)


Wolf Trap Park: Senate passed H.R. 2440, to rename Wolf Trap Farm Park as ``Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts'', clearing the measure for the President.
(See next issue.)


Tumacacori National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act: Senate passed H.R. 2234, to revise the boundary of the Tumacacori National Historical Park in the State of Arizona, clearing the measure for the President.
(See next issue.)


Nevada Land Conveyance: Senate passed S. 691, to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to convey certain land in the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Nevada, to the Secretary of the Interior, in trust for the Washoe Indian Tribe of Nevada and California.
(See next issue.)


North Carolina Hydroelectric Project: Senate passed S. 1010, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project in the State of North Carolina.
(See next issue.)


Vancouver National Historic Reserve Preservation Act: Senate passed S. 1649, to amend the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 to increase the authorization of appropriations for the Vancouver National Historic Reserve and for the preservation of Vancouver Barracks, after agreeing to committee amendments.
(See next issue.)


Alaska Hydro-electric License: Senate passed S. 1843, to extend hydro-electric licenses in the State of Alaska.
(See next issue.)


Wyoming Hydroelectric Project: Senate passed S. 1852, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project in the State of Wyoming.
(See next issue.)


Miami Circle Site: Senate passed 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, after agreeing to a committee amendment.
(See next issue.)


Oregon Land Conveyance: Senate passed S. 1907, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land to the city of Haines, Oregon, after agreeing to a committee amendment.
(See next issue.)


Colorado Land Transfer: Senate passed H.R. 223, to amend the Clear Creek County, Colorado, Public Lands Transfer Act of 1993 to provide additional time for Clear Creek County to dispose of certain lands transferred to the county under the Act, clearing the measure for the President.
(See next issue.)


Booker T. Washington National Monument Boundary Adjustment Act: Senate passed H.R. 1456, to expand the boundary of the Booker T. Washington National Monument, clearing the measure for the President.
(See next issue.)


James Peak Wilderness and Protection Area Act: Senate passed H.R. 1576, to designate the James Peak Wilderness and Protection Area in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests in the State of Colorado, clearing the measure for the President.
(See next issue.)


Old Spanish Trail Recognition Act: Senate passed S. 1946, to amend the National Trails System Act to designate the Old Spanish Trail as a National Historic Trail, after agreeing to committee amendments.
(See next issue.)


Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Boundary Adjustment Act: Senate passed H.R. 640, to adjust the boundaries of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, after agreeing to a committee amendment.
(See next issue.)


Long Walk National Historic Trail Study Act: Senate passed H.R. 1384, to amend the National Trails System Act to designate the route in Arizona and New Mexico which the Navajo and Mescalero Apache Indian tribes were forced to walk in 1863 and 1864, for study for potential addition to the National Trails System, clearing the measure for the President.
(See next issue.)


Alaska Land Exchange: Senate passed S. 1325, to ratify an agreement between the Aleut Corporation and the United States of America to exchange land rights received under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act for certain land interests on Adak Island, after agreeing to a committee amendment.
(See next issue.)


Natural Gas Right-of-Way Permits: Senate passed H.R. 3380, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to issue right-of-way permits for natural gas pipelines within the boundary of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, clearing the measure for the President.
(See next issue.)


Fort Clatsop National Memorial Expansion Act: Senate passed H.R. 2643, to authorize the acquisition of additional lands for inclusion in the Fort Clatsop National Memorial in the State of Oregon, clearing the measure for the President.
(See next issue.)


Energy Policy Amendments: Senate passed H.R. 3343, to amend title X of the Energy Policy Act of 1992, clearing the measure for the President.
(See next issue.)


Production of Documents: Senate agreed to S. Res. 317, to authorize the production of records by the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Governmental Affairs.
(See next issue.)


National Missing Adult Awareness Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 318, designating August 2002, as ``National Missing Adult Awareness Month''.
(See next issue.)


Milton Friedman Recognition: Senate agreed to S. Res. 319, recognizing the accomplishments of Professor Milton Friedman.
(See next issue.)


Public Buildings, Property, and Works: Senate passed H.R. 2068, to revise, codify, and enact without substantive change certain general and permanent laws, related to public buildings, property, and works, as title 40, United States Code, ``Public Buildings, Property, and Works'', clearing the measure for the President.
(See next issue.)


Major League Baseball Contract: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 137, expressing the sense of the Congress that the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service should exert its best efforts to cause the Major League Baseball Players Association and owners of the teams of Major League Baseball to enter into a contract to continue to play professional baseball games without engaging in strike, lockout, or any conduct that interferes with the playing of scheduled professional baseball games.
(See next issue.)


Child Employee Protection: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was discharged from further consideration of S. 2549, to ensure that child employees of traveling sales crews are protected under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, and the bill was then passed.
(See next issue.)


National Hansen's Disease Programs Center: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2441, to amend the Public Health Service Act to redesignate a facility as the National Hansen's Disease Programs Center, and the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for the President.
(See next issue.)


Benign Brain-Related Tumor Collection: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was discharged from further consideration of S. 2558, to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the collection of data on benign brain-related tumors through the national program of cancer registries, and the bill was then passed.
(See next issue.)


Global Pathogen Surveillance Act: Senate passed S. 2487, to provide for global pathogen surveillance and response, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
(See next issue.)

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Reid (for Biden) Amendment No. 4468, to make certain revisions to the bill.
(See next issue.)


Sri Lanka Peace: Senate agreed to S. Res. 300, encouraging the peace process in Sri Lanka, after agreeing to a committee amendment.
(See next issue.)


National Medical Emergency Preparedness Act: Committee on Veterans' Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3253, to amend title 38, United States Code, to enhance the emergency preparedness of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendments proposed thereto:
(See next issue.)

Reid (for Rockefeller) Amendment No. 4469, in the nature of a substitute.
(See next issue.)

Reid (for Rockefeller) Amendment No. 4470, to amend the title.
(See next issue.)


Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act Conference--Report: By 64 yeas to 34 nays (Vote No. 207), Senate agreed to the conference report on H.R. 3009, to extend the Andean Trade Preference Act, and to grant additional trade benefits under that Act, clearing the measure for the President.
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During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:

By 64 yeas to 32 nays (Vote No. 203), 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.
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By 67 yeas to 31 nays (Vote No. 206), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to waive the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 with respect to the conference report. Subsequently, the point of order that the conference report violates section 302(f) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 was not sustained, and thus falls.
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Homeland Security Act--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the pending cloture vote on the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 5005, to establish the Department of Homeland Security, be vitiated; that there be a time limitation of 7 hours on the motion to proceed to the bill, and that the time begin on Tuesday, September 3, 2002, at 9:30 a.m. Further, that at the conclusion, or yielding back of time, the Senate vote on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
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Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for consideration of H.R. 5093, making appropriations for the Department of the Interior and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2003, at 9 a.m., on Wednesday, September 4, 2002; and that at 12 noon, Senate will consider H.R. 5005, Homeland Security Act.
(See next issue.)


Authority for a Committee: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that on Friday, August 2, 2002, notwithstanding an adjournment of the Senate, that the Finance Committee may report a bill, during the hours of 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(See next issue.)


Nominations--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that all nominations remain in status quo, notwithstanding the adjournment of the Senate during August.
(See next issue.)


Authority To Make Appointments: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding the up-coming recess or adjournment of the Senate, the President of the Senate, the President of the Senate pro tempore, and the majority and minority leaders be authorized to make appointments to commissions, committees, boards, conferences, or interparliamentary conferences authorized by law, by concurrent action of the two Houses, or by order of the Senate.
(See next issue.)


Appointment:

President's Export Council: The Chair, pursuant to Executive Order 12131, as amended, signed by the President May 4, 1979, and most recently extended by Executive Order 13225, signed by the President September 28, 2001, appointed the following Members to the President's Export Council: Senators Baucus, Carnahan, Johnson, Enzi, and Hutchinson.
(See next issue.)


Treaty Approved: The following treaty having passed through its 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 resolution of ratification was agreed to:

Treaty with Niue on Delimitation of a Maritime Boundary (Treaty Doc. 105–53).
(See next issue.)


Executive Reports of Committees: Senate received the following executive reports of a committee:

Report to accompany the Protocol to Amend the 1949 Convention on the Establishment of an Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (Treaty Doc. 107–2) (Ex. Rept. 107–6)

Report to accompany the Agreement Establishing the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (Treaty Doc. 105–32) (Ex. Rept. 107–7)
(See next issue.)


Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:

By unanimous vote of 98 yeas (Vote No. EX. 205), Henry E. Autrey, of Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri.
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Edward J. Fitzmaurice, Jr., of Texas, to be a Member of the National Mediation Board for a term expiring July 1, 2004.

David C. Godbey, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas.

Henry E. Hudson, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Michael Alan Guhin, of Maryland, a Career Member of the Senior Executive Service, for the rank of Ambassador during tenure of service as U.S. Fissile Material Negotiator.

Stephen Geoffrey Rademaker, of Delaware, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Arms Control).

Peter A. Lawrence, of New York, to be United States Marshal for the Western District of New York for the term of four years.

David A. Gross, of Maryland, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Communications and Information Policy in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy.

Steven Robert Blust, of Florida, to be a Federal Maritime Commissioner for a term expiring June 30, 2006.

Kathie L. Olsen, of Oregon, to be an Associate Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for a term expiring August 13, 2004.

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Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, of Virginia, to be Chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors.

Michael D. Brown, of Colorado, to be Deputy Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Morrison C. England, Jr., of California, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of California.

Amy J. St. Eve, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.

Richard E. Dorr, of Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Missouri.

David S. Cercone, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Timothy J. Savage, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Paula A. DeSutter, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Verification and Compliance).

Sharon Brown-Hruska, of Virginia, to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for the remainder of the term expiring April 13, 2004.

John Peter Suarez, of New Jersey, to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Jack C. Chow, of Pennsylvania, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as Special Representative of the Secretary of State for HIV/AIDS.

Walter Lukken, of Indiana, to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for a term expiring April 13, 2005.

Vinicio E. Madrigal, of Louisiana, 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.

L.D. Britt, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Board of Regents of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences for the remainder of the term expiring May 1, 2005.

Linda J. Stierle, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Board of Regents of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences for a term expiring May 1, 2007.

William C. De La Pena, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Regents of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences for a term expiring June 20, 2007.

Richard M. Russell, of Virginia, to be an Associate Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Mark Sullivan, of Maryland, to be United States Director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

James Howard Yellin, of Pennsylvania, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Burundi.

Mark W. Everson, of Texas, to be Deputy Director for Management, Office of Management and Budget.

John Edward Mansfield, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board for a term expiring October 18, 2006. (Reappointment)

Douglas L. Flory, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Farm Credit Administration Board, Farm Credit Administration, for a term expiring October 13, 2006.

Kristie Anne Kenney, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Ecuador.

Barbara Calandra Moore, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Nicaragua.

James E. Boasberg, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of fifteen years.

J.B. Van Hollen, of Wisconsin, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin for the term of four years.

Charles E. Beach, Sr., of Iowa, to be United States Marshal for the Southern District of Iowa for the term of four years.

Tony P. Hall, of Ohio, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as United States Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture.

Carolyn W. Merritt, of Illinois, to be Chairperson of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board for a term of five years.

Carolyn W. Merritt, of Illinois, to be a Member of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board for a term of five years.

Michael Klosson, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus.

Larry Leon Palmer, of Georgia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Honduras.

Randolph Bell, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues.

Paul William Speltz, of Texas, to be United States Director of the Asian Development Bank, with the rank of Ambassador.

John S. Bresland, of New Jersey, to be a Member of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board for a term of five years.

Jeffrey S. Merrifield, of New Hampshire, to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the term of five years expiring June 30, 2007. (Reappointment)

Norman J. Pattiz, of California, to be a Member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for a term expiring August 13, 2004. (Reappointment)

Richard Vaughn Mecum, of Georgia, to be United States Marshal for the Northern District of Georgia for the term of four years.

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Burton Stallwood, of Rhode Island, to be United States Marshal for the District of Rhode Island for the term of four years.

Nancy J. Powell, of Iowa, to be Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

Frederick D. Gregory, of Maryland, to be Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Harry R. Hoglander, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the National Mediation Board for a term expiring July 1, 2005.
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Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

Charles E. Erdmann, of Colorado, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces for the term of fifteen years to expire on the date prescribed by law.

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

Joseph Huggins, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Botswana.

Seth Cropsey, of the District of Columbia, to be Director of the International Broadcasting Bureau, Broadcasting Board of Governors. (New Position)

Wendy Jean Chamberlin, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.

Ruth Y. Goldway, of California, to be a Commissioner of the Postal Rate Commission for the term expiring November 22, 2008. (Reappointment)

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.

Richard J. Holwell, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.

Gregory L. Frost, of Ohio, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio.

Carol Chien-Hua Lam, of California, to be United States Attorney for the Southern District of California for the term of four years.

Antonio Candia Amador, of California, to be United States Marshal for the Eastern District of California for the term of four years.

Thomas Dyson Hurlburt, Jr., of Florida, to be United States Marshal for the Middle District of Florida for the term of four years.

Christina Pharo, of Florida, to be United States Marshal for the Southern District of Florida for the term of four years.

Dennis Arthur Williamson, of Florida, to be United States Marshal for the Northern District of Florida for the term of four years.

Joseph R. Guccione, of New York, to be United States Marshal for the Southern District of New York for the term of four years.

Bruce R. James, of Nevada, to be Public Printer.

2 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.

2 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.

Routine lists in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy.
(See next issue.)


Measures Read First Time:
(See next issue.)


Executive Communications:
(See next issue.)


Petitions and Memorials:
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Executive Reports of Committees:
(See next issue.)


Additional Cosponsors:
(See next issue.)


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


Additional Statements:
(See next issue.)


Amendments Submitted:
(See next issue.)


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


Privilege of the Floor:
(See next issue.)


Record Votes: Five record votes were taken today. (Total--207)
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Adjournment: Senate met at 9:30 a.m., and adjourned, pursuant to the provisions of S. Con. Res. 132, at 9:32 p.m., until 9:30 a.m., on Tuesday, September 3, 2002. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in the next issue of the Record.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Committee ordered reported, without recommendation, the nomination of Thomas C. Dorr, of Iowa, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Commodity Credit Corporation, and to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Rural Development.

STRATEGIC OFFENSIVE REDUCTIONS TREATY

Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded open and closed hearings to examine the national security implications of the Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty, also known as the Moscow Treaty (Treaty Doc. 107–8), after receiving testimony from Admiral James O. Ellis, USN, Commander, United States Strategic Command; Everet H. Beckner, Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy; Charles B. Curtis, Nuclear Threat Initiative, Washington, D.C.; and Ashton B. Carter, Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government Preventive Defense Project, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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THE ROLE OF CHARITIES IN FINANCING TERRORIST ACTIVITIES

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on International Trade and Finance concluded oversight hearings to examine the role of charities and non-governmental organizations in the financing of terrorist activities, after receiving testimony from Kenneth W. Dam, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury; Quintan Wiktorowicz, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee; and Matthew A. Levitt, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and Peter Gubser, American Near East Refugee Aid, on behalf of InterAction, both of Washington, D.C.

NOMINATIONS

Committee on Finance: Committee ordered favorably reported the nominations of Pamela F. Olson, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury; and Charlotte A. Lane, of West Virginia, to be a Member of the United States International Trade Commission.

Prior to this action, committee concluded hearings on the nomination of Pamela F. Olson (listed above), after the nominee testified and answered questions in her own behalf.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee ordered favorably reported the following business items:

S. 2712, to authorize economic and democratic development assistance for Afghanistan and to authorize military assistance for Afghanistan and certain other foreign countries, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. Res. 309, expressing the sense of the Senate that Bosnia and Herzegovina should be congratulated on the 10th anniversary of its recognition by the United States, with an amendment;

S. Con. Res. 122, expressing the sense of Congress that security, reconciliation, and prosperity for all Cypriots can be best achieved within the context of membership in the European Union which will provide significant rights and obligations for all Cypriots, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

H.R. 2121, to make available funds under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to expand democracy, good governance, and anti-corruption programs in the Russian Federation in order to promote and strengthen democratic government and civil society and independent media in that country, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

H.R. 4558, to extend the Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program;

Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (the ``Montreal Protocol''), adopted at Montreal on September 15–17, 1997, by the Ninth Meeting to the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (Treaty Doc. 106–10);

Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (the ``Montreal Protocol'), adopted at Beijing on December 3, 1999, by the Eleventh Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (the ``Beijing Amendment'') (Treaty Doc.106–32); and

The nominations of Nancy J. Powell, of Iowa, to be Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, and Richard L. Baltimore III, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman.

IRAQ

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee continued hearings to examine threats, responses, and regional considerations surrounding Iraq, receiving testimony from Samuel R. Berger, Stonebridge International, former National Security Advisor, Caspar Weinberger, Forbes Magazine, former Secretary of Defense, Phebe Marr, National Defense University, and Rend Rahim Francke, Iraq Foundation, all of Washington, D.C.; Sinan al-Shabibi, United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland; and Col. Scott R. Feil, USA (Ret.), Post-Conflict Reconstruction Project, Arlington, Virginia.

Hearings were recessed subject to call.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee ordered favorably reported the following bills:

S. 2394, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require labeling containing information applicable to pediatric patients;

S. 2445, to establish a program to promote child literacy by making books available through early learning, child care, literacy, and nutrition programs; and

The nominations of Edward J. Fitzmaurice, Jr., of Texas, and Harry R. Hoglander, of Massachusetts, each to be a Member of the National Mediation Board.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported the following bills:

S. 1344, to provide training and technical assistance to Native Americans who are interested in commercial vehicle driving careers, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute; and

S. 2017, to amend the Indian Financing Act of 1974 to improve the effectiveness of the Indian loan guarantee and insurance program, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

NATIVE YOUTH PROBLEMS

Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee concluded oversight hearings to examine problems facing Native youth, focusing on health and substance abuse and gangs, after receiving testimony from Neal McCaleb, Assistant Secretary, and Bill Mehojah, Director, Office of Indian Education Programs, both of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior; John P. Walters, Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy; Vincent M. Biggs, Amherst, Massachusetts, on behalf of the American Academy of Pediatrics; Daniel N. Lewis, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Scottsdale, Arizona; J.R. Cook and Teresa Dorsett, both of the United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Nick Lowrey, Native Visions, Inc., McLean, Virginia.

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HOOPA YUROK SETTLEMENT ACT

Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee concluded oversight hearings to examine the Secretary of the Interior's Report on the Hoopa Yurok Settlement Act (Public Law 100–580), focusing on its implementation and certain recommendations for a final and just settlement of the legal, financial, and economic issues which remain unresolved, after receiving testimony from Neal A. McCaleb, Assistant Secretary of Interior for Indian Affairs; Clifford Lyle Marshall, Sr., and Joseph Jarnaghan, both of the Hoopa Valley Tribal Council, Hoopa, California; Thomas Schlosser, Morisett, Schlosser, Homer, Jozwiak, and McGaw Law Firm, Washington, D.C.; and Susan Masten, Yurok Tribe, Klamath, California.

NOMINATIONS

Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded hearings on the nominations of Reena Raggi, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit, Lawrence J. Block, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims, James Knoll Gardner, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and Ronald H. Clark, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf. Ms. Raggi was introduced by Senators Schumer and Clinton, Mr. Block was introduced by Senator Hatch, Mr. Gardner was introduced by Senator Specter and Santorum, and Mr. Clark was introduced by Senators Gramm and Hutchison.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action



The House was not in session today. Pursuant to the provisions of S. Con. Res. 132, the House stands adjourned for the Summer District Work Period until 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4, 2002.

Committee Meetings



No committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

AUGUST 2, 2002

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Indian Affairs: to hold hearings on S. 958, to provide for the use and distribution of the funds awarded to the Western Shoshone identifiable group under Indian Claims Commission Docket Numbers 326–A–1, 326–A–3, 326–K, 2 p.m., SD–106.

House

No committee meetings are scheduled.August 1, 2002*ÿ7Eÿ7Eÿ7EThese figures include all measures reported, even if there was no accompanying report. A total of 97 reports have been filed in the Senate, a total of 272 reports have been filed in the House.

Résumé of Congressional Activity

SECOND SESSION OF THE ONE HUNDRED SEVENTH CONGRESS

The first table gives a comprehensive résumé of all legislative business transacted by the Senate and House.

The second table accounts for all nominations submitted to the Senate by the President for Senate confirmation.

    DATA ON LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY
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January 23 through July 31, 2002

SenateHouseTotal

Days in session

10585
. .

Time in session

733 hrs., 59575 hrs., 25
. .

Congressional Record:

Pages of proceedings

7,7085,999
. .

Extensions of Remarks

. .1,480
. .

Public bills enacted into law

1652
68

Private bills enacted into law

. .. .
. .

Bills in conference

1010
. .

Measures passed, total

219357
576

Senate bills

4116
. .

House bills

62171
. .

Senate joint resolutions

12
. .

House joint resolutions

23
. .

Senate concurrent resolutions

218
. .

House concurrent resolutions

1747
. .

Simple resolutions

75110
. .

Measures reported, total

187260
447

Senate bills

1076
. .

House bills

44169
. .

Senate joint resolutions

21
. .

House joint resolutions

. .3
. .

Senate concurrent resolutions

7. .
. .

House concurrent resolutions

311
. .

Simple resolutions

2470
. .

Special reports

55
. .

Conference reports

17
. .

Measures pending on calendar

22992
. .

Measures introduced, total

1,1152,079
3,194

Bills

9471,705
. .

Joint resolutions

1228
. .

Concurrent resolutions

40160
. .

Simple resolutions

116186
. .

Quorum calls

21
. .

Yea-and-nay votes

202207
. .

Recorded votes

. .162
. .

Bills vetoed

. .. .
. .

Vetoes overridden

. .. .
. .

    DISPOSITION OF EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS

January 23 through July 31, 2002

Civilian nominations, totaling 509 (including 163 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

249

Unconfirmed

253

Withdrawn

7

Other Civilian nominations, totaling 1,396 (including 535 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

1,123

Unconfirmed

273

Air Force nominations, totaling 5,638 (including 4 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

5,231

Unconfirmed

407
Army nominations, totaling 2,386 (including 53 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

1,924

Unconfirmed

462

Navy nominations, totaling 4,419, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

3,049

Unconfirmed

1,370

Marine Corps nominations, totaling 3,003, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

2,976

Unconfirmed

27

Summary

Total Nominations carried over from the First Session

788

Total Nominations received this Session

16,563

Total Confirmed

14,552

Total Unconfirmed

2,792

Total Withdrawn

7

Total Returned to the White House

0
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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

9:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 3

Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 5005, Homeland Security Act, with a vote to occur on the motion to proceed to the bill; following which Senate will recess until 2:15 p.m., for their respective party conferences.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

2 p.m., Wednesday, September 4

House Chamber

Program for Monday: To be announced.







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