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                                         Thursday, January 23, 2003

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate passed H.J. Res. 2, Omnibus Appropriation Resolution.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S1373-S1496
Measures Introduced: Fourteen bills and two resolutions were introduced 
as follows: S. 205-218, S.J. Res. 5, and S. Res. 25.
  Page S1479
Measures Passed:
  Omnibus Appropriations Resolution: By 69 yeas to 29 nays (Vote No. 
28), Senate passed H. J. Res. 2, making further continuing 
appropriations for the fiscal year 2003, after taking action on the 
following amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S1379-S1419, S1421-60
Adopted:
  Murray Amendment No. 39, to provide funding for the community access 
program.
Page S1384
  Stevens (for Byrd) Amendment No. 165, to provide for the Office of 
the President pro tempore emeritus.
Pages S1405-06
  Stevens (for Grassley) Amendment No. 23, to strike the provision 
relating to the treatment of certain excise taxes.
Pages S1405-06
  Stevens (for Frist) Amendment No. 70, to provide additional funding 
for innovative programs at the state and local level.
Pages S1405-06
  Stevens (for Voinovich) Amendment No. 96, to designate the Federal 
building and United States courthouse located at 10 East Commerce 
Street in Youngstown, Ohio, as the ``Nathaniel R. Jones Federal 
Building and United States Courthouse''.
Pages S1405-06
  Stevens (for Kohl) Amendment No. 113, to provide a savings provision 
for certain transfer of functions under the Homeland Security Act of 
2002 (Public Law 107-296).
Pages S1405-06
  Stevens (for Boxer) Amendment No. 190, to provide that no funds shall 
be used to pay any federal employee or any employee, member or 
chairperson of any federal commission, board, committee, or council an 
annual salary in excess of the annual salary of President of the United 
States.
Pages S1405-06
  Stevens (for Akaka/Mikulski) Amendment No. 174, to express the sense 
of Congress that there should be parity in the adjustment in pay rates 
for members of the uniform services and civilian employees of the 
United States, including prevailing rate employees.
Pages S1405-06
  Stevens (for Wyden/Smith) Amendment No. 46, to establish the West 
Coast Groundfish Fishing Capacity Reduction Program.
Pages S1406-08
  Stevens (for Leahy) Amendment No. 72, to provide necessary funding 
for the Crime-free Rural States by offsetting funds by reducing the 
account for buildings and facilities of the Federal Prison System. 
                                                         Pages S1406-08
  Stevens (for Grassley) Amendment No. 100, to increase funding for 
methamphetamine reduction efforts.
Pages S1406-08
  Stevens Amendment No. 159, to provide that certain funds be made 
available to the Alaska Fisheries Marketing Board to award grants to 
market, develop, and promote Alaska seafood and improve related 
technology and transportation with emphasis on wild salmon. 
                                                         Pages S1406-08
  Stevens Amendment No. 160, to provide that certain amounts 
appropriated for the Port of Anchorage for an intermodal marine 
facility shall be subject only to conditions and requirements required 
by the Maritime Administration.
Pages S1406-08
  Stevens (for Breaux/Landrieu) Further Modified Amendment No. 191, to 
provide economic assistance to the oyster industry in Louisiana 
affected by Hurricanes Isidore and Lili.
Pages S1406-08, S1408
  Stevens (for Corzine/Clinton) Amendment No. 233, to prohibit funds 
appropriated under this Act from being used to remove, deport, or 
detain an alien spouse or child of an individual who died as a result 
of a September 11, 2001, terrorist attack, unless certain circumstances 
exist.
Pages S1406-08
  Stevens (for Kennedy) Amendment No. 107, to restore a provision 
regarding fees to cover the full costs of all adjudication services. 
                                                         Pages S1406-08

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  Stevens (for Kennedy) Amendment No. 35, to provide funding for the 
mass layoff statistics program under section 15 of the Wagner-Peyser 
Act.
                                                         Pages S1411-12
  Stevens (for Grassley) Amendment No. 52, making a technical 
correction.
                                                         Pages S1411-12
  Stevens (for Collins/Bond) Amendment No. 58, to provide for an 
extension of the temporary increase in payments for Medicare home 
health services furnished in a rural area.
                                                         Pages S1411-12
  Stevens (for McConnell) Amendment No. 87, to amend title II of the 
Social Security Act to permit Kentucky to operate a separate retirement 
system for certain public employees.
                                                         Pages S1411-12
  Stevens (for Boxer) Amendment No. 220, to provide funding for after-
school programs.
                                                         Pages S1411-12
  Stevens (for McConnell) Amendment No. 98, of a technical nature. 
                                                             Page S1411
  Stevens (for McConnell) Amendment No. 99, of a technical nature. 
                                                             Page S1411
  Stevens (for Fitzgerald) Amendment No. 162, to restrict the 
availability of funds for the International Committee of the Red Cross.
                                                             Page S1411
  Stevens (for Lott) Amendment No. 26, to amend the Aviation and 
Transportation Security Act.
                                                             Page S1412
  Stevens (for Sarbanes/Mikulski) Amendment No. 48, to redirect funds 
to the Susquehanna Greenway, Maryland.
                                                             Page S1412
  Stevens (for Feinstein) Amendment No. 92, to strike the section that 
redefines the Alameda Corridor East and Southwest Passage, California, 
that has previously been designated as a high priority corridor on the 
National Highway System.
                                                             Page S1412
  Stevens (for Clinton) Amendment No. 69, to authorize the use of 
certain previously appropriated funds by the Federal Emergency 
Management Agency to be used for health examinations of emergency 
services personnel who responded to the terrorist attacks on the United 
States on September 11, 2001.
                                                             Page S1412
  Stevens (for Bond) Amendment No. 224, to permit certain qualified 
aliens and immigrants access to public and assisted housing consistent 
with the intent of the 1996 welfare and immigration reform legislation.
                                                             Page S1412
  Stevens (for Wyden) Amendment No. 59, to provide certain limitations 
and prohibitions on the development and deployment of the Total 
Information Awareness program.
                                                         Pages S1412-16
  Stevens (for Bunning/Bingaman) Amendment No. 37, to provide for a 
General Accounting Office study on subtitle D of the Energy Employees 
Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act.
                                                         Pages S1412-16
  Stevens (for Bunning) Amendment No. 38, to provide for a General 
Accounting Office study of cleanup at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion 
Plant in Paducah, Kentucky.
                                                         Pages S1412-16
  Stevens (for Domenici) Amendment No. 42, to correct extension date 
and provide civil penalties in Division M, Title II.
                                                         Pages S1412-16
  Stevens (for Sarbanes) Amendment No. 49, to direct the Secretary of 
the Army to provide immediate corrective maintenance to the project at 
Herring Cree-Tall Timbers, Maryland, at full Federal expense. 
                                                         Pages S1412-16
  Subsequently, the amendment was modified.
                                                             Page S1416
  Stevens (for Reid) Amendment No. 84, to provide for the design, 
planning, and construction of the North Las Vegas Reuse Project. 
                                                         Pages S1412-16
  Stevens (for Levin) Amendment No. 128, to set aside funds for the 
Chicago Ship and Sanitary Canal, Illinois.
                                                         Pages S1412-16
  Subsequently, the amendment was modified.
                                                             Page S1416
  Stevens (for Domenici) Amendment No. 161, to provide that none of the 
funds appropriated by this or any other Act may be used to defer, 
deobligate, withdraw to headquarters, reserve for contemplated future 
rescissions, or otherwise adversely affect the planned and continuing 
expenditure of funds previously made available for Cerro Grande Fire 
Activities in P.L. 106-246 and P.L. 106-377.
                                                         Pages S1412-16
  Stevens (for Voinovich) Amendment No. 206, to extend the prohibition 
on oil and gas drilling in the Great Lakes through fiscal year 2005. 
                                                         Pages S1412-16
  Stevens/Frist Amendment No. 74, to further reinforce the discretion 
of the Secretary of Homeland Security in applying criteria to designate 
college-and university-based centers for homeland security research. 
                                                         Pages S1416-17
  Landrieu (for Lieberman) Amendment No. 137, to authorize additional 
appropriations for historically black colleges and universities and to 
decrease the cost-sharing requirement relating to the additional 
appropriations.
                                                         Pages S1417-18
  Bingaman Amendment No. 138, to extend the QI-1 program under title 
XIX of the Social Security Act through the end of fiscal year 2003. 
                                                  Pages S1408-09, S1418
  By 50 yeas to 48 nays (Vote No. 25), Thomas Amendment No. 246 (to 
Amendment No. 61), of a perfecting nature.
                                                         Pages S1421-23
  Mikulski Amendment No. 61, to prohibit funds to be used to establish, 
apply, or enforce certain goals relating to Federal employees and 
public-private competitions or work force conversions.
                                                         Pages S1418-19

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  Stevens (for Coleman) Modified Amendment No. 6, to increase funding 
for the Paul and Sheila Wellstone Center for Community Building. 
                                                         Pages S1426-29
  Stevens (for Reid) Modified Amendment No. 83, to prohibit the 
National Nuclear Security Administration from taking any actions 
adversely affecting employment at its Nevada Operations Office for a 
period of not less than 365 days.
                                                         Pages S1426-29
  Stevens (for Reid) Modified Amendment No. 85, to provide for carrying 
out CALFED activities.
                                                         Pages S1426-29
  Stevens (for Harkin/Durbin/Landrieu) Modified Amendment No. 131, to 
increase appropriations for the Legal Services Corporation by 
$19,000,000 to ensure that no service area (including a merged or 
reconfigured service area) receives less funding under the Legal 
Services Corporation Act for fiscal year 2003 than the area received 
for fiscal year 2002, due to use of data from the 2000 Census, and to 
offset the increased appropriations by reducing funds for travel, 
supplies, and printing expenses.
                                                         Pages S1426-29
  Stevens (for Mikulski) Modified Amendment No. 136, to increase 
funding for certain nursing programs as authorized under the Nurse 
Reinvestment Act.
                                                         Pages S1426-29
  Stevens (for Santorum) Modified Amendment No. 144, to make funds 
available for the treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS and should also 
include programs and activities that are designed to maintain and 
preserve the families of those persons afflicted with HIV/AIDS and to 
reduce the numbers of orphans created by HIV/AIDS.
                                                         Pages S1426-29
  Stevens (for Domenici) Modified Amendment No. 156, to clarify the use 
of funding under the National Fire Plan.
                                                         Pages S1426-29
  Stevens (for Landrieu/Snowe) Modified Amendment No. 172, to provide 
for the protection of the rights of women in Afghanistan, and to 
improve the conditions for women in Afghanistan.
                                                         Pages S1426-29
  Stevens (for Murkowski/Stevens) Modified Amendment No. 150, to 
provide for the document entitled ``Final Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Renewal of the Federal Grant for the Trans-Alaska 
Pipeline System Right-of-Way (FEIS)'' dated November 2002. 
                                                         Pages S1426-29
  Stevens (for Durbin/Hutchison) Modified Amendment No. 199, to provide 
a restriction on certain attorney fees.
                                                         Pages S1426-29
  Stevens (for Bond) Modified Amendment No. 186, to prohibit the use of 
funds by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to impose on the 
Corps of Engineers certain requirements relating to the Missouri River.
                                                         Pages S1426-29
  Stevens (for Reid) Modified Amendment No. 142, to protect, restore, 
and enhance fish, wildlife, and associated habitats of certain lakes 
and rivers.
                                                         Pages S1426-29
  Stevens (for Nelson of Florida) Modified Amendment No. 178, to make 
additional appropriations for emergency relief activities. 
                                                         Pages S1426-29
  Stevens (for McCain) Modified Amendment No. 57, to express the sense 
of the Senate with respect to North Korea.
                                                         Pages S1426-29
  Stevens (for Byrd) Modified Amendment No. 167, to modify the 
requirements relating to the allocation of interest of the Abandoned 
Mine Reclamation Fund.
                                                         Pages S1426-29
  Stevens (for Byrd) Modified Amendment No. 166, to rename the United 
States-China Security Review Commission as the United States-China 
Economic and Security Review Commission.
                                                         Pages S1426-29
  Stevens (for Dodd) Modified Amendment No. 188, to exempt Head Start 
programs from across-the-board rescissions.
                                                         Pages S1426-29
  Stevens (for Bunning/Santorum) Modified Amendment No. 112, to provide 
that the Secretary of Health and Human Services may make grants to 
purchase ultrasound equipment.
                                                             Page S1429
  Stevens (for Nelson) Amendment No. 10, to transfer the building at 
5401 NW Broken Sound Boulevard, Boca Raton, Florida and all 
improvements thereon to the Administrator of the General Service 
Administration.
                                                         Pages S1431-33
  Stevens (for Kennedy) Amendment No. 28, to permit the National Park 
Service to rehabilitate historic buildings in the New Bedford Whaling 
National Historical Park that were severely damaged by fire. 
                                                         Pages S1431-33
  Stevens (for Feinstein) Amendment No. 47, to extend the expiration of 
the Herger-Feinstein Quincy Library Group Act of 1998.
                                                         Pages S1431-33
  Stevens (for Kyl) Modified Amendment No. 65, to fund rehabilitation 
on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest.
                                                   Page S1416, S1431-33
  Stevens (for Warner) Amendment No. 88, to clarify the boundaries of 
the Plum Island Unit of the Coastal Barrier Resources System. 
                                                         Pages S1431-33
  Stevens (for Boxer/Feinstein) Amendment No. 110, to express the sense 
of the Senate regarding prohibiting the use of funds to approve any 
exploration, development, or production plan for, or application for a 
permit to drill on, land in the southern California planning area of 
the outer Continental Shelf that is subject to certain leases. 
                                                         Pages S1431-33
  Stevens (for Graham/Nelson (FL)/Voinovich) Modified Amendment No. 
139, to direct the Corps of Engineers to construct a portion of the 
modified water delivery project in the State of Florida. 
                                                         Pages S1431-33

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  Stevens (for Domenici) Amendment No. 155, to extend certain authority 
relating to the Board of Trustees of the Valles Caldera Trust. 
                                                         Pages S1431-33
  Stevens (for Feingold) Amendment No. 201, to require the release of a 
Department of the Interior strategy to address chronic wasting disease.
                                                         Pages S1431-33
  Stevens (for Hatch) Amendment No. 218, to extend the availability of 
funds for the Four Corners Interpretive Center.
                                                         Pages S1431-33
  Stevens (for Murkowski/Stevens) Amendment No. 151, to make technical 
corrections.
                                                         Pages S1431-33
  Stevens (for Sarbanes) Amendment No. 50, to direct the Director of 
the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to submit a report on avian 
mortality at communication towers.
                                                         Pages S1431-33
  Stevens (for Craig) Amendment No. 34, to modify the provision 
relating to the Bonneville Power Administration Fund.
                                                         Pages S1431-33
  Stevens (for Bingaman/Domenici/Landrieu) Amendment No. 126, to extend 
the authority to operate the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. 
                                                         Pages S1431-33
  Stevens (for Domenici/Bingaman) Amendment No. 158, to estabish the 
T'uf Shur Bien Preservation Trust Area within the Cibola National 
Forest in the State of New Mexico to resolve a land claim involving 
land within the Cibola National Forest and the Sandia Mountain 
Wilderness.
                                                         Pages S1431-33
  Stevens (for Craig) Amendment No. 33, to clarify the rates applicable 
to marketing assistance loans and loan deficiency payments for other 
oil-seeds, dry peas, lentils, and small chickpeas.
                                                         Pages S1433-38
  Stevens (for Leahy) Modified Amendment No. 102, to provide funds for 
value-added projects for agricultural diversification.
                                                         Pages S1433-38
  Stevens (for McConnell) Amendment No. 205, to improve the 
administration of price supports.
                                                         Pages S1433-38
  Stevens (for Harkin) Amendment No. 236, to express the sense of the 
Senate concerning use of certain funds to provide technical assistance 
for mandatory conservation programs under the Farm Security and Rural 
Investment Act of 2002.
                                                         Pages S1433-38
  Stevens (for Edwards) Amendment No. 243, to broaden the purpose for 
which certain funds for rural housing may be used.
                                                         Pages S1433-38
  Stevens (for Talent) Modified Amendment No. 135, to improve the 
administration of certain programs.
                                                         Pages S1433-38
  Stevens (for Leahy) Modified Amendment No. 116, expressing the sense 
of the Senate that the United States should use the authorities of the 
Commodity Credit Corporation to provide additional international food 
aid.
                                                         Pages S1433-38
  Stevens (for Kohl) Modified Amendment No. 226, to provide funding for 
Grants for Youth Organizations Program.
                                                         Pages S1433-38
  Stevens (for Fitzgerald/Harkin) Modified Amendment No. 163, to 
provide funding for the bioenergy program.
                                                         Pages S1433-38
  Stevens (for Leahy) Modified Amendment No. 187, to provide funding 
for international family planning programs.
                                                         Pages S1433-38
  Stevens (for McConnell/Leahy) Modified Amendment No. 62, to make 
available certain funds for Pakistan.
                                                         Pages S1433-38
  Stevens (for Dodd) Amendment No. 238, to clarify the effect of the 
appropriation relating to election reform.
                                                         Pages S1433-38
  Stevens (for Kerry/Snowe) Amendment No. 129, to provide for the use 
of certain emergency funds for small business loans.
                                                         Pages S1433-38
  Stabenow Amendment No. 248, to express the sense of the Senate that 
the conferees on the part of the Senate for H.J. Res. 2 should insist 
that certain amendments to the Homeland Security Act of 2002 be 
included in the conference report.
                                                         Pages S1438-39
  Stevens (for Voinovich/DeWine) Amendment No. 207, to expand the 
boundaries of the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Complex and the 
Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge.
                                                         Pages S1439-40
  Stevens (for Reid) Modified Amendment No. 143, to apply minimum milk 
price requirements to certain handlers of Class I milk products in the 
Arizona-Las Vegas marketing area or the Pacific Northwest Marketing 
area under certain circumstances, and to exclude Clark County, Nevada 
from Federal milk marketing orders.
                                                         Pages S1439-40
                                                              Rejected:
  By 36 yeas to 61 nays (Vote No. 19), Feingold Amendment No. 200, to 
restrict funds made available for IMET assistance for Indonesian 
military personnel to ``Expanded International Military Education and 
Training'' assistance unless certain conditions are met. 
                                                         Pages S1379-83
  Kennedy Amendment No. 123, to increase funding for reducing health 
disparities and promoting minority health. (By 51 yeas to 46 nays (Vote 
No. 20), Senate tabled the amendment.)
                                               Pages S1386-89, S1401-02
  McCain Amendment No. 214, to require completion of the feasibility 
study required by Public Law 105-245, and the other requirements of 
that law relating to construction of an emergency outlet at Devils 
Lake, North Dakota, before any appropriated funds are spent for the 
project. (By 62 yeas to 34 nays (Vote No. 22), Senate tabled the 
amendment.)
                                               Pages S1393-98, S1403-04

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  McCain Amendment No. 230, to reduce the total construction general 
account in the Corps of Engineers, Flood Control, Mississippi River and 
Tributaries, etc., account by $14,750,000 and restore the appropriation 
for the Yazoo Basin Backwater Pumping Plant to the $250,000 level 
recommended by the President. (By 67 yeas to 30 nays (Vote No. 23), 
Senate tabled the amendment.)
                                            Pages S1398-S1401, S1404-05
  Cantwell Amendment No. 108, to increase appropriations for workforce 
investment activities. (By 50 yeas to 48 nays (Vote No. 24), Senate 
tabled the amendment.)
                                                  Pages S14-0-11, S1418
  By 47 yeas to 50 nays (Vote No. 26), Mikulski Amendment No. 247 (to 
Amendment No. 61), in the nature of a substitute.
                                                         Pages S1423-26
  Lautenberg Modified Amendment No. 192, to increase the appropriation 
for the Hazardous Substance Superfund. (By 53 yeas to 45 nays (Vote No. 
27), Senate tabled the amendment.)
                                                         Pages S1429-31
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 41 yeas to 56 nays (Vote No. 21), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive section 207 of H. Con. Res. 68, Concurrent 
Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2000 as amended by S. Res. 304 
(107th Congress), with respect to Clinton Amendment No. 89, to improve 
health care under the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Subsequently, the 
point of order that the amendment was in violation of section 207 of H. 
Con. Res. 68 was sustained, and the amendment thus falls. 
                                               Pages S1389-93, S1402-03
  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 Stevens, Cochran, 
Specter, Domenici, Bond, McConnell, Burns, Shelby, Gregg, Bennett, 
Campbell, Craig, Hutchison, DeWine, Brownback, Byrd, Inouye, Hollings, 
Leahy, Harkin, Mikulski, Reid, Kohl, Murray, Dorgan, Feinstein, Durbin, 
Johnson, Landrieu.
                                                             Page S1457
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  Jewel Spears Brooker, of Florida, to be a Member of the National 
Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2008.
  Celeste Colgan, of Texas, to be a Member of the National Council on 
the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2008.
  Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, of Georgia, to be a Member of the National 
Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2008.
  David Hertz, of Indiana, to be a Member of the National Council on 
the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2006.
  Stephen McKnight, of Florida, to be a Member of the National Council 
on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2006.
  Sidney McPhee, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the National Council 
on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2008.
  Lawrence Okamura, of Missouri, to be a Member of the National Council 
on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2008.
  Stephan Thernstrom, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the National 
Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2008.
  Marguerite Sullivan, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of 
the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 
2008.
  Terry L. Maple, of Georgia, to be a Member of the National Museum 
Services Board for a term expiring December 6, 2005.
  Phyllis C. Hunter, of Texas, to be a Member of the National Institute 
for Literacy Advisory Board for a term of two years. (New Position)
  Douglas Carnine, of Oregon, to be a Member of the National Institute 
for Literacy Advisory Board for a term of three years. (New Position)
  Blanca E. Enriquez, of Texas, to be a Member of the National 
Institute for Literacy Advisory Board for a term of three years. (New 
Position)
  Asa Hutchinson, of Arkansas, to be Under Secretary for Border and 
Transportation, Department of Homeland Security. (New Position)
  2 Army nominations in the rank of general.
                                                  Pages S1420, S1495-96
Executive Communications:
  Pages S1469-70
Petitions and Memorials:
  Pages S1470-74
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S1479
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S1480-81
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S1481-94
Additional Statements:
  Pages S1466-69
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S1494-95
Privilege of the Floor:
  Page S1495
Record Votes: Ten record votes were taken today. (Total--28) 
   Pages S1383, S1401-02, S1403, S1404, S1404-05, S1418, S1423, S1426, 
                                                           S1431, S1457
Adjournment: Senate met at 10 a.m., and adjourned at 9:31 p.m., until 
9:45 a.m., on Friday, January 24, 2003. (For Senate's program, see the 
remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S1419.)

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Committee Meetings
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BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee ordered 
favorably reported the nomination of Asa Hutchinson, of Arkansas, to be 
Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Border and Transportation, 
Department of Homeland Security.


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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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Committee Meetings
  No committee meetings were held.


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                     COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

                            JANUARY 24, 2003

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Governmental Affairs: to hold hearings to examine the 
nomination of Gordon England, of Texas, to be Deputy Secretary of 
Homeland Security, 9:30 a.m., SD-342.
  Committee on the Judiciary: business meeting to consider the 
nomination of Miguel A. Estrada, of Virginia, to be United States 
Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, and S. 151, to 
amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to the sexual 
exploitation of children, 9:30 a.m., SD-226.


                                 House

  No committee meetings are scheduled.


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                      CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

              Week of January 27 through February 1, 2003

                             Senate Chamber

  On Monday, Senate will be not be in session.
  On Tuesday, Senate will be in a period of morning business. At 8:30 
p.m., Senate will meet in the Senate Chamber to proceed to the House of 
Representatives to receive the President's State of the Union Address.
  During the balance of the week, Senate may consider any cleared 
legislative and executive business.


                           Senate Committees

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)
  Committee on Appropriations: January 29, Subcommittee on Labor, 
Health and Human Services, and Education, to hold hearings to 
examine the implementation of smallpox vaccination plan, 9:30 a.m., 
SD-192.
  January 30, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and 
Education, to hold hearings to examine Medicare reimbursement for 
physicians and hospitals, 9:30 a.m., SD-192.
  Committee on Armed Services: January 30, to hold hearings to 
examine the nominations of Paul McHale, of Pennsylvania, to be an 
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Security, and 
Christopher Ryan Henry, of Virginia, to be Deputy Under Secretary of 
Defense for Policy, 9:30 a.m., SH-216.
  Committee on the Budget: January 29, to hold hearings to examine 
the state of the economy, 10 a.m., SD-608.
  January 30, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the budget 
and current economic outlook, 10 a.m., SD-608.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: January 28, 
organizational business meeting to consider Subcommittee membership 
for the 108th Congress; to be followed by a hearing to discuss 
recent allegations of ethical violations at the United States 
Olympic Committee, and examine the management of the organization, 
2:30 p.m., SR-253.
  January 29, Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space, to 
hold hearings to examine the science and ethics of human cloning, 
and other issues in the field of bioethics, 2:30 p.m., SR-243.
  January 30, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine media 
ownership focusing on consolidation in the radio industry, 9:30 
a.m., SR-253.
  Committee on Finance: January 28, to hold hearings to examine the 
nomination of John W. Snow, of Virginia, to be Secretary of the 
Treasury, 10 a.m., SD-215.
  January 30, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the status 
of U.S. border security, 10 a.m., SD-215.

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  Committee on Foreign Relations: January 28, business meeting to 
consider Committee organizational matters including Committee rules 
of procedure and Subcommittee jurisdiction and membership for the 
108th Congress, 2:30 p.m., S-116, Capitol.
  Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: January 30, 
to hold hearings to examine the challenges and next steps in regard 
to the small pox vaccination, 10 a.m., SD-106.
  Committee on Indian Affairs: January 29, organizational business 
meeting to consider proposed legislation requesting funds for the 
Committee's operating expenses, Subcommittee assignments, and rules 
of procedure for the 108th Congress, 10 a.m., Room to be announced.
  Committee on the Judiciary: January 28, to hold hearings to 
examine judicial nominations, 9:30 a.m., SD-226.
  January 30, Full Committee, business meeting to consider pending 
calendar business, 9:30 a.m., SD-226.


                            House Committees

  Committee on the Budget, January 29, hearing on the Congressional 
Budget Office: The Budget and Economic Outlook Fiscal Years 2004-
2013, 10 a.m., 210 Cannon.
  Committee on Education and the Workforce, January 29, to hold an 
organizational meeting, 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs, January 29, to hold an 
organizational meeting, 9:30 a.m., followed by a hearing on the 
Department of Veterans Affairs health care system, 10 a.m., 334 
Cannon.


                             Joint Meetings

  Joint Economic Committee: January 30, to hold joint hearings to 
examine the Administration's growth and jobs plan, 10 a.m., SD-628.


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