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                                        Wednesday, January 15, 2003

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HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate agreed to S. Res. 18, Majority Party Committee 
      Appointments.
      Senate agreed to S. Res. 20, Minority Party Committee 
      Appointments.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S307-S997
Measures Introduced: Fourteen bills and two resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 162-175, and S. Res. 20-21.
  Page S847-48
Measures Passed:
  Majority Committee Appointments: Senate agreed to S. Res. 18, making 
majority party appointments to certain Senate committees for the 108th 
Congress, as modified.
  Pages S841-42
  The pending cloture vote on the motion to close further debate on the 
resolution was vitiated.
  Minority Committee Appointments: Senate agreed to S. Res. 20, making 
minority party appointments to certain Senate committees for the 108th 
Congress.
  Pages S842-43
  Designating President Pro Tempore Emeritus: Senate agreed to S. Res. 
21, expressing the thanks of the Senate to the Honorable Robert C. Byrd 
for his service as President Pro Tempore of the United States Senate 
and to designate Senator Byrd as President Pro Tempore Emeritus of the 
United States Senate.
  Page S843
Omnibus Appropriations Resolution: Senate began consideration of H.J. 
Res. 2, making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 
2003, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto: 
                                                        Pages S340-S839
Adopted:
  Stevens Amendment No. 1, in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                        Pages S348-S839
Pending:
  Byrd Amendment No. 2, to provide additional funds for certain 
homeland security measures.
Pages S349-S839
  A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the resolution at 10 a.m., on Thursday, January 16, 
2003, with 2 hours for debate in relation to the pending Byrd 
amendment, followed by a vote thereon, with no second degree amendments 
in order to the amendment prior to the vote. Further, that following 
the disposition of any additional amendments and the completion of any 
additional debate, the resolution be read a third time, and the Senate 
proceed to a vote on passage of the resolution; provided further, that 
following passage the Senate insist on its amendment, request a 
conference with the House, and the Chair be authorized to appoint 
conferees on the part of the Senate.
Page S340
  Further, that the unanimous-consent-time agreement (listed above) be 
modified, to provide for a motion to instruct the conferees to be made 
by Senator Stabenow or her designee, and that there be a 20 minute time 
limitation, for debate, equally divided in the usual form, with no 
amendments in order to the motion.
Page S841
Nominations to the Office of Inspector General--Agreement: A unanimous-
consent agreement was reached providing that nominations to the Office 
of Inspector General, except the Office of Inspector General of the 
Central Intelligence Agency, be referred in each case to the committee 
having primary jurisdiction over the department, agency, or entity, and 
if and when reported in each case, then to the Committee on 
Governmental Affairs for not to exceed 20 calendar days, except that in 
cases when the 20-day period expires while the Senate is in recess, the 
Committee shall have 5 additional calendar days after the Senate 
reconvenes to report the nomination. Further, that if the nomination is 
not reported after the expiration of that period, the nomination be 
automatically discharged and placed on the Executive Calendar. 
                                                              Page S994
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

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  Robert A. Sturgell, of Maryland, to be Deputy Administrator of the 
Federal Aviation Administration.
  Joseph Robert Goeke, of Illinois, to be a Judge of the United States 
Tax Court for a term of fifteen years after he takes office.
  Patricia Head Minaldi, of Louisiana, to be United States District 
Judge for the Western District of Louisiana.
  Dee D. Drell, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for 
the Western District of Louisiana.
  Cecilia M. Altonaga, of Florida, to be United States District Judge 
for the Southern District of Florida.
  Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Foreign Service, Marine Corps, 
Navy.
Pages S994-97
Executive Communications:
  Pages S846-47
Additional Cosponsors:
  Page S848
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S848-66
Additional Statements:
  Pages S845-46
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S866-S994
Adjournment: Senate met at 9:30 a.m., and adjourned at 8:27 p.m., until 
10 a.m., on Thursday, January 16, 2003. (For Senate's program, see the 
remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S994.)


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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
MILITARY OPERATIONS/IRAQ
Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded hearings to examine 
current and potential military operations, after receiving testimony 
from Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense; and General Richard B. 
Myers, USAF, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff.
  Also, Committee met in closed session to receive a briefing on the 
Iraq weapons inspection process from representatives of the Central 
Intelligence Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency.
SOCIAL SECURITY
Special Committee on Aging: Committee concluded hearings to examine 
Social Security including an analysis of issues and selected reform 
proposals, after receiving testimony from David M. Walker, Comptroller 
General of the United States, General Accounting Office.


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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
  The House was not in session today. Pursuant to the provisions of H. 
Con. Res. 8, the House stands adjourned until 2 p.m. on Monday, January 
27, 2003.


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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
  No Committee meetings were held.


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2003-01-16

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                    COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

                            JANUARY 16, 2003

                                 Senate

  No meetings/hearings scheduled.


                                 House

  No Committee meetings are scheduled.


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Daily Digest/Next Meeting of the SENATE + Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES + Other End Matter

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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                     10 a.m., Thursday, January 16

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Thursday: Senate will continue consideration of H.J. Res. 
2, Omnibus Appropriations, with 2 hours for debate in relation to the 
pending Byrd amendment, followed by a vote thereon.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                       2 p.m., Monday, January 27

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Monday: To be announced.
    
    
    


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