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[Daily Digest] [Pages D28-D29] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Wednesday, January 15, 2003 [[Page D28]] Daily Digest 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: [[Page D29]] 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.)
[Daily Digest] [Page D29] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] 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.
[Daily Digest] [Page D29] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] 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.
[Daily Digest] [Page D29] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Committee Meetings No Committee meetings were held.
[Daily Digest] [Page D29] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2003 Senate No meetings/hearings scheduled. House No Committee meetings are scheduled.
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