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                                       Wednesday, February 12, 2003

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S2231-S2370
Measures Introduced: Twenty-one bills and two resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 364-384, and S. Res. 55-56.
  Pages S2340-41
Measures Reported:
  S. Res. 56, authorizing expenditures by the Committee on the Budget. 
                                                             Page S2340
Nomination Considered: Senate continued consideration of the nomination 
of Miguel A. Estrada, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge 
for the District of Columbia Circuit.
  Pages S2232-S2305, S2307-34
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the nomination at 11 a.m., on Thursday, February 13, 
2003.
Page S2306
Messages From the President: Senate received the following messages 
from the President of the United States:
  Transmitting, pursuant to law, the National Drug Control Strategy for 
2003; to the Committee on the Judiciary. (PM-15)
Page S2338
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Consuelo Maria Callahan, of California, to be United States Circuit 
Judge for the Ninth Circuit.
  Steven M. Colloton, of Iowa, to be United States Circuit Judge for 
the Eighth Circuit.
  Harry A. Haines, of Montana, to be a Judge of the United States Tax 
Court for a term of fifteen years.
Page S2306
Messages From the House:
  Page S2338
Measures Referred:
  Page S2338
Executive Communications:
  Pages S2338-40
Additional Cosponsors:
  Page S2341
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S2341-69
Additional Statements:
  Pages S2335-38
Authority for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S2369-70
Privilege of the Floor:
  Page S2370
Adjournment: Senate met at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 12:45 a.m., until 
11 a.m., on Thursday, February 13, 2003. (For Senate's program, see the 
remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S2306.)


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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
NATIONAL SECURITY THREATS
Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded hearings in open and 
closed session, to examine current and future worldwide threats to the 
national security of the United States, after receiving testimony from 
George J. Tenet, Director of Central Intelligence; and Vice Adm. Lowell 
E. Jacoby, USN, Director, Defense Intelligence Agency.
COAST GUARD TRANSITION
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on 
Oceans, Atmosphere, and Fisheries concluded hearings to examine the 
challenges and role of the United States Coast Guard with respect to 
its transition to the Department of Homeland Security and the Maritime 
Homeland Security Strategy, after receiving testimony from Admiral 
Thomas H. Collins, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, Department of 
Transportation; and JayEtta Z. Hecker, Director, Physical 
Infrastructure, General Accounting Office.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee met, discussed 
certain pending committee business, and recessed subject to the call of 
the Chair.
INVESTMENT INCENTIVES
Committee on Finance: Committee concluded hearings to examine proposals 
for economic growth and job creation, focusing on incentives for 
investment, after receiving testimony from former Senator Phil Gramm, 
UBS Warburg, New York, New York; Leon E. Panetta, California State 
University, Seaside,

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former Director, Office of Management and Budget; and Kevin A. Hassett, 
American Enterprise Institute, and William G. Gale, Brookings 
Institution, both of Washington, D.C.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Finance: Committee concluded hearings on the nominations 
of Joseph Robert Goeke, of Illinois, to be a Judge of the United States 
Tax Court; Glen L. Bower, of Illinois, to be a Judge of the United 
States Tax Court; Daniel Pearson, of Minnesota, to be a Member of the 
United States International Trade Commission; Charlotte A. Lane, of 
West Virginia, to be a Member of the United States International Trade 
Commission; and Raymond T. Wagner, Jr., of Missouri, to be a Member of 
the Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board, Department of the 
Treasury, after each nominee testified and answered questions in their 
own behalf.
RECONSTRUCTION OF AFGHANISTAN
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee held hearings on the 
restoration and rebuilding of Afghanistan, including the Afghanistan 
Freedom Support Act (P.L. 107-327), receiving testimony from David T. 
Johnson, Coordinator for Afghanistan Assistance, Department of State; 
Peter W. Rodman, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International 
Security Affairs; and Ishaq Shahryar, Ambassador of Afghanistan to the 
United States.
  Hearings recessed subject to call.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee ordered 
favorably reported the following business items:
  S. 342, to amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to make 
improvements to and reauthorize programs under that Act;
  S. 314, to make improvements in the Foundation for the National 
Institutes of Health;
  S. 239, to amend the Public Health Service Act to add requirements 
regarding trauma care;
  S. 286, to revise and extend the Birth Defects Prevention Act of 
1998; and
  S. 313, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to 
establish a program of fees relating to animal drugs, with an amendment 
in the nature of a substitute.
  Also, Committee adopted its rules of procedure for the 108th 
Congress, and announced the following subcommittee assignments:
  Subcommittee on Aging: Senators Bond (Chairman), Alexander, DeWine, 
Roberts, Ensign, Warner, Mikulski, Kennedy, Murray, Edwards, and 
Clinton.
  Subcommittee on Children and Families: Senators Alexander (Chairman), 
Enzi, Bond, DeWine, Roberts, Sessions, Ensign, Graham (S.C.), Warner, 
Dodd, Harkin, Jeffords, Bingaman, Murray, Reed, Edwards, and Clinton.
  Subcommittee on Employment, Safety and Training: Senators Enzi 
(Chairman), Alexander, Bond, Roberts, Sessions, Murray, Dodd, Harkin, 
and Jeffords.
  Subcommittee on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services: Senators 
DeWine (Chairman), Enzi, Sessions, Ensign, Kennedy, Bingaman, and Reed.
NOMINATION
Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee concluded hearings on the 
nomination of Ross Owen Swimmer, of Oklahoma, to be Special Trustee, 
Office of Special Trustee for American Indians, Department of the 
Interior, after the nominee, who was introduced by Senator Nickles and 
Representative Carson, testified and answered questions in his own 
behalf. Testimony was also received from Richard Sangrey and Majel 
Russell, both of the Intertribal Monitoring Association on Indian Trust 
Funds, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded hearings on the 
nominations of Timothy M. Tymkovich, of Colorado, to be United States 
Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit, who was introduced by Senators 
Campbell and Allard; J. Daniel Breen, to be United States District 
Judge for the Western District of Tennessee, who was introduced by 
Senator Alexander; William H. Steele, to be United States District 
Judge for the Southern District of Alabama, who was introduced by 
Senators Shelby and Sessions; Thomas A. Varlan, to be United States 
District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee, who was 
introduced by Senator Alexander; Timothy C. Stanceu, of Virginia, to be 
a Judge of the United States Court of International Trade, who was 
introduced by Senator Allen; and Marian Blank Horn, of Maryland, to be 
a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims, who was 
introduced by Representative Cannon; after each nominee testified and 
answered questions in their own behalf.


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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Measures Introduced: 43 public bills, H.R. 713-755; and 13 resolutions, 
H. Con. Res. 34-39, and H. Res. 67-68, 70, 72-75, were introduced. 
                                                          Pages H459-63
Additional Cosponsors:
  Page H463
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H. Res. 69, providing for consideration of H.R. 4, to reauthorize and 
improve the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance 
for needy families and improve access to quality child care (H. Rept. 
108-9);
  Conference report on H.J. Res. 2, making further continuing 
appropriations for the fiscal year 2003 (H. Rept. 108-10); and 
                                                         Page H707-1276
  H. Res. 71, waiving points of order against the conference report to 
accompany and providing for the corrections in the enrollment of H.J. 
Res. 2, making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 
2003 (H. Rept. 108-11).
Page H459
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by Rev. Wayne Jenkins, Pastor, 
First Baptist Church of Alexandria, Virginia.
  Page H395
Recess: the House recessed at 10:32 a.m. and reconvened at 3:05 p.m. 
                                                              Page H398
Committee Resignations--Majority Members: Without objection, the Chair 
accepted the various resignations from the following members from 
certain standing committees of the House: Representative Souder from 
the Committee on Education and the Workforce, Representative Shays from 
the Committee on Science, and Representative Gibbons from the Committee 
on Veterans' Affairs.
  Pages H406-07
Committee Resignations--Minority Members: Without objection, the Chair 
accepted the various resignations from the following members from 
certain standing committees of the House: Representative Etheridge from 
the Committee on Science, Representative Davis of Illinois from the 
Committee on Small Business, Representative Langevin from the Committee 
on Small Business, Representative Lofgren form the Committee on 
Science, Representative Andrews from the Committee on Armed Services, 
Delegate Norton from the Committee on Government Reform, Representative 
DeFazio from the Committee on Resources, Representative Meek of Florida 
from the Committee on the Budget, Representative Lucas of Kentucky from 
the Committee on Agriculture, Representative Gonzalez from the 
Committee on Small Business,Representative Loretta Sanchez from the 
Committee on Education and the Workforce, Representative Pascrell from 
the Committee on Small Business, Delegate Christensen from the 
Committee on Small Business, and Representative Markey from the 
Committee on Resources.
  Pages H454-56
Select Committee on Homeland Security: Pursuant to the provisions of H. 
Res. 5, and the order of Jan. 8, 2003, the Chair announced the 
Speaker's appointment of the following members to the Select Committee 
on Homeland Security: Representative Cox, Chairman and Representatives 
Dunn, Young of Florida, Young of Alaska, Sensenbrenner, Tauzin, Dreier, 
Hunter, Rogers of Kentucky, Boehlert, Shays, Smith of Texas, Weldon of 
Pennsylvania, Goss, Camp, Lincoln Diaz-Balart of Florida, Goodlatte, 
Istook, King of New York Linder, Shadegg, Souder, Thornberry, Gibbons, 
Granger, Sessions, Sweeney, Turner of Texas, Thompson of Mississippi, 
Loretta Sanchez of California, Markey, Dicks, Frank of Massachusetts, 
Harman, Cardin, Slaughter, DeFazio, Mrs. Lowey, Andrews, Norton, 
Lofgren, McCarthy of Missouri, Jackson-Lee of Texas, Pascrell, 
Christensen, Etheridge, Gonzalez, Lucas of Kentucky, Langevin, and Meek 
of Florida.
  Page H407
Do-Not-Call Implementation Act: The House passed H.R. 395, to authorize 
the Federal Trade Commission to collect fees for the implementation and 
enforcement of a ``do-not-call'' registry by a yea-and-nay vote of 418 
yeas to 7 nays, Roll No. 26. The bill was considered pursuant to the 
unanimous consent order of Feb. 11.
  Pages H407-13, H416
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Recognizing the Courage and Sacrifice of American POWs: H. Res. 62, 
recognizing the courage and sacrifice of those members of the United 
States Armed Forces who were held as prisoners of war during the 
Vietnam conflict and calling for a full accounting of the 1,902 members 
of the Armed Forces who remain unaccounted for from the Vietnam 
conflict (agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 424 yeas with none voting 
``nay,'' Roll No. 25); and
  Pages H399-H406, H415-16
  American Spirit Fraud Prevention: H.R. 346, to amend the Federal 
Trade Commission Act to increase civil penalties for violations 
involving certain proscribed acts or practices that exploit popular 
reaction to an emergency or major disaster declared by the President, 
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Commission to seek civil penalties for such violations in actions 
brought under section 13 of that Act (agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote 
of 422 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 24).
  Pages H413-15
Committee Election: The House agreed to H. Res. 70, electing 
Representative Burns to the Committee on Education and the Workforce. 
                                                          Pages H416-17
Presidential Message--National Drug Control Strategy: Message wherein 
he transmitted the 2003 National Drug Control Strategy referred to the 
Committees on the Judiciary, Agriculture, Armed Forces, Financial 
Services, Energy and Commerce, Education and the Workforce, Government 
Reform, International Relations, Transportation and Infrastructure, 
Ways and Means, Veterans' Affairs, Permanent Select Committee on 
Intelligence, and Select Committee on Homeland Security.
  Page H435
Recess: The House recessed at 10:01 p.m. and reconvened at 6:01 a.m. on 
Thursday, February 13.
  Pages H456, S459
Recess: The House recessed at 6:02 a.m. on Thursday, February 13 and 
reconvened at 7:42 a.m. on Thursday, February 13, 2003.
  Page H459
Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes developed during the 
proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H414-15, H415-16, 
and H416. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 7:43 a.m. on 
Thursday, February 13.


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Committee Meetings
COMMITTEE ORGANIZATION; OVERSIGHT PLAN
Committee on Agriculture: Met for organizational purposes.
  The Committee approved an Oversight Plan for the 108th Congress.
NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION BUDGET REQUEST
Committee on Armed Services: Held a hearing on the fiscal year 2004 
National Defense Authorization budget request. Testimony was heard from 
the following officials of the Department of the Army: Thomas E. White, 
Secretary; and Gen. Eric K. Shinseki, USA, Chief of Staff.
TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT--BUDGET PRIORITIES
Committee on the Budget: Held a hearing on the Department of 
Transportation Budget Priorities Fiscal Year 2004. Testimony was heard 
from Representative Rahall; and Michael P. Jackson, Deputy Secretary, 
Department of Transportation.
ECONOMIC RECOVERY AND THE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Held a hearing on ``Back to 
Work: the Administration's Plan for Economic Recovery and the Workforce 
Investment Act.'' Testimony was heard from Elaine Chao, Secretary of 
Labor; and public witnesses.
PATIENT SAFETY AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT ACT; ADMINISTRATION'S FISCAL 
YEAR 2004 HEALTH CARE PRIORITIES; COMMITTEE ORGANIZATION; OVERSIGHT 
PLAN
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Ordered reported, as amended, H.R. 
663, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act.
  The Committee held a hearing entitled ``A Review of the 
Administration's Fiscal Year 2004 Health Care Priorities.'' Testimony 
was heard from Tommy G. Thompson, Secretary of Health and Human 
Services.
  The Committee met for further organizational purposes.
  The Committee approved an Oversight Plan for the 108th Congress.
MONETARY POLICY AND THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY
Committee on Financial Services: Held a hearing on monetary policy and 
the state of the economy. Testimony was heard from Alan Greenspan, 
Chairman, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System.
RECOVERY AND RENEWAL; PROTECTING CAPITAL MARKETS AGAINST TERRORISM POST 
9/11
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Capital Markets, 
Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises held a hearing entitled 
``Recovery and Renewal: Protecting the Capital Markets Against 
Terrorism Post 9/11.'' Testimony was heard from Davi M. D'Agostino, 
Director, Financial Markets and Community Investment, GAO; Robert L. D. 
Colby, Deputy Director, Division of Market Regulation, SEC; and public 
witnesses.
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS BUDGET REQUEST
Committee on International Relations: Held a hearing on the President's 
International Affairs Budget request for Fiscal Year 2004. Testimony 
was heard from Colin L. Powell, Secretary of State.
IVORY COAST--PROSPECTS FOR PEACE
Committee on International Relations: Subcommittee on Africa held a 
hearing on Prospects for Peace in Ivory Coast. Testimony was heard from 
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Kansteiner III, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, 
Department of State; Timothy W. Docking, Program Officer, Research and 
Studies Program, U.S. Institute of Peace; and a public witness.
HUMAN CLONING PROHIBITION ACT; COMMITTEE ORGANIZATION; OVERSIGHT PLAN
Committee on the Judiciary: Ordered reported H.R. 534, Human Cloning 
Prohibition Act of 2003.
  Prior to this action, the Committee met for organizational purposes.
  The Committee approved an Oversight Plan for the 108th Congress.
COMMITTEE ORGANIZATION; OVERSIGHT PLAN
Committee on Resources: Met for organizational purposes.
  The Committee approved an Oversight Plan for the 108th Congress.
CONFERENCE REPORT--FURTHER CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS FISCAL YEAR 2003
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a rule waiving all points 
of order against the conference report to accompany H.J.Res. 2, making 
further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2003. and against 
its consideration. The rule provides that the conference report shall 
be considered as read. Finally, the rule provides that upon adoption of 
the conference report the House shall be considered to have adopted H. 
Con. Res. 35. Testimony was heard from Chairman Young of Florida.
PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY, WORK, AND FAMILY PROTECTION ACT; OVERSIGHT 
PLAN
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a modified closed rule, 
providing 2 hours of general debate on H.R. 4, Personal Responsibility, 
Work, and Family Promotion Act of 2003, with 50 minutes equally divided 
and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the 
Committee on Ways and Means, 40 minutes equally divided and controlled 
by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on 
Education and the Workforce, and 30 minutes equally divided and 
controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee 
on Energy and Commerce. The rule waives all points of order against 
consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the bill shall be 
considered as read for amendment.
  The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules 
Committee report accompanying the resolution, which may be offered only 
in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member 
designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be 
debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and 
controlled by the proponent and an opponent, and shall not be subject 
to amendment. The rule waives all points of order against the 
amendments printed in the report, except that the adoption of an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute shall constitute the conclusion 
of consideration of the bill for amendment. Finally, the rule provides 
one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was 
heard from Representative Herger, Chairman Boehner, Representatives 
Castle, Cardin, Levin, Woolsey, Kind, Kucinich, Jackson-Lee of Texas, 
Lee, McGovern and Watson.
  The Committee approved an Oversight Plan for the 108th Congress.
COMMITTEE ORGANIZATION; OVERSIGHT PLAN
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Met for organizational 
purposes.
  The Committee approved an Oversight Plan for the 108th Congress.
REAUTHORIZATION--FAA AND AVIATION PROGRAMS
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on 
Aviation held a hearing on reauthorization of the FAA and the Aviation 
Programs: Introduction. Testimony was heard from Gerald Dillingham, 
Director, Civil Aviation Issues, GAO; Kenneth R. Mead, Inspector 
General, Department of Transportation; and Robert Walker, Chairman, 
Commission on the Future of the United States Aerospace Industry.
COMMITTEE ORGANIZATION
Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures 
met for organizational purposes.
COMMITTEE ORGANIZATION
Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Social Security met for 
organizational purposes.

Joint Meetings
SPACE SHUTTLE ``COLUMBIA''
Joint Hearing: Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation and House Committee on Science Subcommittee on Space and 
Aeronautics held joint hearings to examine the recent space shuttle 
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investigation, and implications of the loss of Columbia on the nation's 
space exploration efforts, receiving testimony from Sean O'Keefe, 
Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
  Hearing recessed subject to call.


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                    COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

                           FEBRUARY 13, 2003

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings on proposed 
legislation authorizing funds for fiscal year 2004 for the 
Department of Defense, and the Future Years Defense Program, 9:30 
a.m., SH-216.
  Committee on the Budget: to resume hearings on the President's 
proposed budget for fiscal year 2004, focusing on the Department of 
Transportation, 2:30 p.m., SD-608.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: organizational 
business meeting to consider subcommittee assignments and rules of 
procedure for the 108th Congress, 9:15 a.m., SR-253.
  Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine United States Olympic 
Committee reforms, 9:30 a.m., SR-253.
  Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine infrastructure needs 
of minority serving institutions, and S. 196, to establish a digital 
and wireless network technology program, 2:30 p.m., SR-253.
  Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: to hold hearings to 
examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2004 
for the Forest Service of the Department of Agriculture, 10 a.m., 
SD-366.
  Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine oil, gas, hydrogen, 
and conservation, focusing on oil supply and prices, 2:30 p.m., SH-
216.
  Committee on Environment and Public Works: Subcommittee on Clean 
Air, Climate Change, and Nuclear Safety, to hold oversight hearings 
to examine the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 9:30 a.m., SD-406.
  Committee on Finance: to hold hearings to examine Enron, focusing 
on the Joint Committee on Taxation's investigative report, 10 a.m., 
SD-215.
  Committee on the Judiciary: business meeting to consider the 
nomination of Deborah L. Cook, of Ohio, to be United States Circuit 
Judge for the Sixth Circuit, John G. Roberts, Jr., of Maryland, to 
be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, 
Jeffrey S. Sutton, of Ohio, to be United States Circuit Judge for 
the Sixth Circuit, Jay S. Bybee, of Nevada, to be United States 
Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, Ralph R. Erickson, to be United 
States District Judge for the District of North Dakota, William D. 
Quarles, Jr., to be United States District Judge for the District of 
Maryland, Gregory L. Frost, to be United States District Judge for 
the Southern District of Ohio, Jeremy H.G. Ibrahim, of Pennsylvania, 
to be a Member of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the 
United States, Edward F. Reilly, of Kansas, and Cranston J. 
Mitchell, of Missouri, both to be a Commissioner of the United 
States Parole Commission, S.253, to amend title 18, United States 
Code, to exempt qualified current and former law enforcement 
officers from State laws prohibiting the carrying of concealed 
handguns, and S.113, to exclude United States persons from the 
definition of ``foreign power'' under the Foreign Intelligence 
Surveillance Act of 1978 relating to international terrorism, 11 
a.m., SD-G50.
  Committee on Rules and Administration: to hold an organizational 
business meeting, to be followed by hearings on certain proposed 
committee resolutions requesting funds for operating expenses, 10:30 
a.m., SR-301.


                                 House

  Committee on the Budget, hearing on the Department of State Budget 
priorities Fiscal Year 2004, 10 a.m., 210 Cannon.
  Committee on Education and the Workforce, to mark up the following 
bills: H.R. 13, Museum and Library Services Act of 2003; and H.R. 
14, Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003, 10 a.m., 2175 
Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations, hearing on ``The 
Pension Security Act: New Pension Protections to Safeguard the 
Retirement Savings of American Workers,'' 1 p.m., 2175 Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services, to consider the following: H.R. 
254, to authorize the President of the United States to agree to 
certain amendments to the Agreement between the Government of the 
United States of America and the Government of the United Mexican 
States concerning the establishment of a Border Environment 
Cooperation Commission and a North American Development Bank; H.R. 
258, American 5-Cent Coin Design Continuity Act of 2003; H.R. 239, 
Brownfields Redevelopment Enhancement Act; the Hospital Mortgage 
Insurance Act of 2003; the Emergency Securities Response Act of 
2003; and a committee print entitled ``Views and Estimates of the 
Committee on Financial Services on Matters to be Set Forth in the 
Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2004,'' 10 a.m., 
2128 Rayburn.
  Committee on Government Reform, to meet for organizational 
purposes; and to consider the following: an Oversight Plan for the 
108th Congress; and to consider the Committee's Views and Estimates 
of the President's Fiscal Year 2004 Budget, 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Asia and the 
Pacific, oversight hearing on North Korea's Nuclear Program: The 
Challenge to Stability in Northeast Asia, 9:30 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Committee on Science, hearing on An Overview of the Federal R 
Budget for fiscal year 2004, 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.
  Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health, hearing on 
Medicare Regulatory and Contracting Reform, 12 p.m., B-318 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Oversight, hearing on Free Electronic Filing 
National Taxpaper Advocate Annual Report, 3 p.m., 1100 Longworth.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                     11 a.m., Thursday, February 13

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Thursday: Senate will continue consideration of the 
nomination of Miguel A. Estrada, of Virginia, to be United States 
Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit. Also, Senate may 
consider the conference report on H.J. Res. 2, Omnibus Appropriations.
    
    

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                     10 a.m., Thursday, February 13

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Thursday: Consideration of H.R. 4, Personal Responsibility, 
Work and Family Promotion Act (modified closed rule, two hours of 
general debate); and
  Consideration of the Omnibus Appropriations Conference Report to 
accompany H.J. Res. 2, making further continuing appropriations for 
fiscal year 2003 (rule waiving points of order). 


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