May 20, 2003 - Issue: Vol. 149, No. 75 — Daily Edition108th Congress (2003 - 2004) - 1st Session
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[Daily Digest] [Pages D551-D552] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Tuesday, May 20, 2003 [[Page D551]] Daily Digest HIGHLIGHTS The House passed H.R. 1904, Healthy Forests Restoration Act. Senate Chamber Action Routine Proceedings, pages S6641-S6787 Measures Introduced: Seven bills and six resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1083-1089, S. Res. 146-150, and S. Con. Res. 46. Page S6707 Measures Reported: S. 878, to authorize an additional permanent judgeship in the District of Idaho, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Page S6706 Measures Passed: Senate Legal Representation: Senate agreed to S. Res. 147, to authorize representation by the Senate Legal Counsel in the case of John Jenkel v. Bill Frist. Page S6657 Senate Legal Representation: Senate agreed to S. Res. 148, to authorize representation by the Senate Legal Counsel in the case of John Jenkel v. 77 U.S. Senators. Page S6657 Enrollment Correction: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 46, to correct the enrollment of H.R. 1298. Page S6786 Expressing Gratitude of Senate: Senate agreed to S. Res. 150, expressing the gratitude of the Senate to Michael L. Gillette, Director of the Center for Legislative Archives, for his service in preserving and making available the records of Congress. Page S6786 Department of Defense Authorization: Senate continued consideration of S. 1050, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2004 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe personnel strengths for such fiscal year for the Armed Forces, taking action on the following amendments: Pages S6644-57, S6659-60, S6660-97 Adopted: By 85 yeas to 10 nays (Vote No. 185), Graham (SC)/Daschle Modified Amendment No. 696 (to Amendment No. 689), in the nature of a substitute. Pages S6644-51, S6659-60, S6660-63 Daschle Amendment No. 689, to ensure that members of the Ready Reserve of the Armed Forces are treated equitably in the provision of health care benefits under TRICARE and otherwise under the Defense Health Program, as amended. Pages S6644-51, S6659-60, S6660-63 Reed/Levin Modified Amendment No. 711, to provide under section 223 for oversight of procurement, performance criteria, and operational test plans for ballistic missile defense programs. Pages S6651-57, S6696-97 Rejected: Feinstein/Kennedy Amendment No. 715, to strike the repeal of the prohibition on research and development of low-yield nuclear weapons. (By 51 yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. 186), Senate tabled the amendment.) Pages S6663-90 Pending: Reed Amendment No. 751, to modify the scope of the prohibition on research and development of low-yield nuclear weapons. Pages S6690-96 Warner Amendment No. 752 (to Amendment No. 751), in the nature of a substitute. Pages S6690-96 A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that when the Senate continues consideration of the bill on Wednesday, May 21, 2003, there be 20 minutes equally divided for debate between Senators Warner and Reed; the Senate then proceed to a vote on or in relation to Warner Amendment No. 752 (listed above), and if the amendment is agreed to, the underlying Reed Amendment No. 751 (listed above) be agreed to, as amended. A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 21, 2003, with a vote on [[Page D552]] or in relation to Warner Amendment No. 752 (listed above), to occur at approximately 10 a.m. Jobs and Growth Reconciliation Tax Act--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding the passage of H.R. 2, to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 201 of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2004, the following amendments be modified: Pages S6738-41 Baucus (for Landrieu) Modified Amendment No. 580, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow employers in renewal communities to qualify for the renewal community employment credit by employing residents of certain other renewal communities. Pages S6738-41 Baucus (for Schumer) Modified Amendment No. 651, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow for the expansion of areas designated as renewal communities based on 2000 census data. Pages S6738-41 Grassley/Baucus Modified Amendment No. 680, to provide an amendment. Pages S6738-41 Baucus/Grassley Further Modified Amendment No. 644, to extend certain expiring provisions. Pages S6738-41 Messages From the President: Senate received the following message from the President of the United States: Transmitting, pursuant to law, the 2003 Comprehensive Report on U.S. Trade and Investment Policy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa and Implementation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act; to the Committee on Finance. (PM-35) Page S6706 Appointments: National Commission for the Review of the Research and Development Programs of the United States Intelligence Community: The Chair, on behalf of the Majority Leader, after consultation with the Chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate, and pursuant to the provisions of Public Law 107-306, announced the appointment of the following individuals to serve as members of the National Commission for the Review of the Research and Development Programs of the United States Intelligence Community: Former Senator Fred Thompson, and Bran Ferren of California. Page S6786 United States Commission on International Religious Freedom: The Chair, on behalf of the President pro tempore, upon the recommendation of the Majority Leader, pursuant to Public Law 105-292, as amended by Public Law 106-55, appointed the following individual to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom: Michael K. Young of Washington, D.C. Page S6786 Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance: The Chair, on behalf of the President pro tempore, pursuant to Public Law 99-498, appointed Claude O. Pressnell, Jr. of Tennessee, to the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance for a three-year term. Page S6786 Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations: 5 Air Force nominations in the rank of general. Routine lists in the Army. Page S6787 Messages From the House: Page S6706 Measures Referred: Page S6706 Measures Placed on Calendar: Page S6706 Executive Reports of Committees: Pages S6706-07 Additional Cosponsors: Pages S6707-08 Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions: Pages S6708-17 Additional Statements: Pages S6705-06 Amendments Submitted: Pages S6717-37 Notices of Hearings/Meetings: Page S6737 Authority for Committees to Meet: Pages S6737-38 Privilege of the Floor: Page S6738 Text of H.R. 2, as Previously Passed: Pages S6741-86 Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--186) Pages S6663, S6690 Adjournment: Senate met at 9:30 a.m., and adjourned at 9:21 p.m., until 9:30 a.m., on Wednesday, May 21, 2003. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S6786.)
[Daily Digest] [Pages D552-D554] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Committee Meetings (Committees not listed did not meet) APPROPRIATIONS: DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Transportation, Treasury, and General Government concluded hearings to examine proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2004 for the Department of the Treasury, after receiving testimony from John Snow, Secretary of the Treasury. CREDIT REPORTING Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded oversight hearings to examine [[Page D553]] the implementation and role of the Fair Credit Reporting Act and issues presented by the Re-authorization of the Expiring Preemption Provisions, including the consumer right to opt out of prescreening, reporting accuracy, consumer right to know, consumer dispute rights, and Federal Trade Commission interpretive guidance and enforcement, after receiving testimony from Howard Beales, Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission. BUSINESS MEETING Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported the nominations of Nicholas Gregory Mankiw, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the Council of Economic Advisers, Steven B. Nesmith, of Pennsylvania, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and Jose Teran, of Florida, James Broaddus, of Texas, Lane Carson, of Louisiana, and Morgan Edwards, of North Carolina, each to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences. EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded hearings to examine CEO compensation in the post-Enron Era, focusing on top priorities for executive compensation reform, the free market and the market value of CEO's, after receiving testimony from Peter C. Clapman, Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF), and Joseph E. Bachelder, The Bachelder Firm, both of New York, New York; Damon A. Silvers, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), Washington, D.C.; Sean Harrigan, California Public Employees' Retirement System, Sacramento; and Brian J. Hall, Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts. CRAB RATIONALIZATION PLAN Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded hearings to examine issues relating to the Bering Sea and Aleutian Island Crab Rationalization Plan, focusing on processor quotas, after receiving testimony from Senator Murray; Kevin Duffy, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Juneau; David Fraser, CRAB Rationalization and Buyback Group, Sitka, Alaska; Arni Thomson, Alaska Crab Coalition, Seattle, Washington; and Linda Freed, Kodiak, and Frank Kelty, Unalaska, both of Alaska. SAFETEA Committee on Environment and Public Works: Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure held hearings to examine S. 1072, to authorize funds for Federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, and transit programs, (also known as SAFETEA (Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity Act of 2003)), receiving testimony from Norman Y. Mineta, Secretary of Transportation. Hearings recessed subject to call. NORTH KOREAN NARCOTICS THREAT Committee on Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on Financial Management, the Budget, and International Security concluded hearings to examine drugs, counterfeiting, and weapons proliferation, focusing on North Korea and methamphetamine trafficking to Japan and heroin trafficking to Taiwan, smuggling and trade in counterfeit goods and endangered species, and organized crime, after receiving testimony from Andre D. Hollis, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counternarcotics; William Bach, Director, Office of African, Asian and European Affairs, Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Department of State; Nicholas Eberstadt, American Enterprise Institute, Robert L. Gallucci, Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service, and Larry M. Wortzel, Heritage Foundation, all of Washington, D.C.; and certain protected witnesses. NARCO-TERRORISM Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded hearings to examine the scope and impact of international drug trafficking and its relationship to terrorism, after receiving testimony from Steven W. Casteel, Assistant Administrator for Intelligence, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Steven C. McCraw, Assistant Director, Office of Intelligence, Federal Bureau of Investigation, both of the Department of Justice; Deborah A. McCarthy, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; John P. Clark, Interim Director, Office of Investigations, Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security; Raphael Perl, Specialist in International Affairs, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress; Rensselaer W. Lee III, Global Advisory Services, McLean, Virginia; and Larry C. Johnson, Berg Associates, LLC, Washington, D.C. KENNEDY CENTER/SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION Committee on Rules and Administration: Committee concluded oversight hearings to examine operations of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Smithsonian Institution, after receiving testimony from Michael M. Kaiser, President, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and [[Page D554]] Lawrence M. Small, Secretary, Smithsonian Institution, both of Washington, D.C. AGING BABY BOOM GENERATION Special Committee on Aging: Committee concluded hearings to examine certain innovative services and technologies to promote healthy and independent aging, focusing on opportunities for scientific, engineering, government and commercial organizations to collaborate on large-scale efforts that meet the needs of individuals, families, caregivers, and social and medical institutions that provide services to older adults, after receiving testimony from Josefina G. Carbonell, Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for Aging; Maria Greene, Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Aging Services, and Gregory D. Abowd, Georgia Institute of Technology College of Computing, both of Atlanta; Kevin J. Mahoney, Boston College Graduate School of Work, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, on behalf of Cash and Counseling Demonstration and Evaluation; and Ronald H. Aday, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro.
[Daily Digest] [Pages D554-D556] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] House of Representatives Chamber Action Measures Introduced: 22 public bills, H.R. 2155-2176; 1 private bill, H.R. 2177; and 5 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 185-186 and H. Res. 242-244, were introduced. Pages H4367-68 Additional Cosponsors: Pages H4368-69 Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows: H.R. 1925, to reauthorize programs under the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act and the Missing Children's Assistance Act, amended (H. Rept. 108-118); H.R. 1189, to increase the waiver requirement for certain local matching requirements for grants provided to American Samoa, Guam, the Virgin Islands, or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (H. Rept. 108-119); and H. Res. 245, providing for consideration of H.R. 1588, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2004 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2004 (H. Rept. 108-120). Page H4366 Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Boozman to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. Page H4257 Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Rev. Dr. David Anderson, Pastor, Faith Baptist Church of Sarasota, Florida. Page H4262 Recess: The House recessed at 9:42 a.m. and reconvened at 10 a.m. Page H4262 Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures: Veterans' Memorials Preservation and Recognition: S. 330, to further the protection and recognition of veterans' memorials (agreed to by 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 419 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 196)-- clearing the measure for the President; Pages H4263-64, H4286 National Correctional Officers and Employees Week: H. Res. 180, supporting the goals and ideals of ``National Correctional Officers and Employees Week'' and honoring the service of correctional officers and employees; Pages H4265-66 Runaway, Homeless, and Missing Children Protection Act: H.R. 1925, amended, to reauthorize programs under the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act and the Missing Children's Assistance Act (agreed to by 2/3 yea- and-nay vote of 404 yeas to 14 nays, Roll No. 197); and Pages H4266-70, H4286-87 Commending the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers: H. Res. 217, commending the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers for winning the 2003 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Men's Ice Hockey Championship. Pages H4270-72 Suspensions--Proceedings Postponed: The House completed debate on the following motions. Further proceedings were postponed until Wednesday, May 21. Enhanced Cooperation Between the VA and DOD: H.R. 1911, to amend title 38, United States Code, to enhance cooperation and the sharing of resources between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense; Pages H4272-73 Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment: H.R. 1683, to increase, effective as of December 1, 2003, the rates of disability compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for [[Page D555]] survivors of certain service-connected disabled veterans; and Pages H4273-75 Selected Reserve Home Loan Equity Act: H.R. 1257, to amend title 38, United States Code, to make permanent the authority for qualifying members of the Selected Reserve to have access to home loans guaranteed by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and to provide for uniformity in fees charged qualifying members of the Selected Reserve and active duty veterans for such home loans. Pages H4275-77 Healthy Forests Restoration Act: The House passed H.R. 1904, to improve the capacity of the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to plan and conduct hazardous fuels reduction projects on National Forest System lands and Bureau of Land Management lands aimed at protecting communities, watersheds, and certain other at-risk lands from catastrophic wildfire, to enhance efforts to protect watersheds and address threats to forest and rangeland health, including catastrophic wildfire, across the landscape by recorded vote of 256 ayes to 170 noes, Roll No. 200. Pages H4277-85, H4287-H4324 Rejected the Udall of New Mexico motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on the Judiciary with instructions to report it back forthwith with an amendment that sought to strike Sec. 106, Special Requirements Regarding Judicial Review of Authorized Hazardous Fuels Reduction Projects and Sec. 107, Standard for Injunctive Relief for Agency Action to Restore Fire-adapted Forest or Rangeland Ecosystems by a recorded vote of 176 ayes to 250 noes, Roll No. 199. Pages H4322-24 Pursuant to the rule, the amendment printed in Part A of H. Rept. 108-109 that clarifies that perennial streams feeding at-risk municipal water supply systems are eligible for authorized hazardous fuels reduction projects; makes explicit the requirement to do environmental assessment or environmental impact statements for authorized reduction projects; requires that each project notice and comment is provided in a manner sufficient to permit interested persons a reasonable opportunity to participate; requires courts to balance the short and long term effects of undertaking the agency action against the short- term and long-term action of not undertaking the agency action; specifies that the Secretary of Agriculture shall comply with applicable endangered species and riparian protections; and requires that silvicultural assessment peer review teams include non-Federal experts, was considered as adopted. Pages H4292-H4310 By a yea-and-nay vote of 184 yeas to 239 nays, Roll No. 198, rejected the George Miller of California amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in Part B of H. Rept. 108-109 that sought to establish the Hazardous Fuels Reduction Act; allow projects within \1/2\ mile of threatened communities to be excluded from the National Environmental Policy Act; codifies guidance regarding environmental documents for projects outside the \1/2\ mile zone; focuses resources on efforts to protect communities; provides a process that brings communities and Federal land managers together to identify areas in need of thinning; gives new authority for Federal land mangers to enter into cooperative agreements with local governments and communities to plan projects across public and private ownership boundaries; and requires that 85 percent of funding be used for areas close to homes, communities, and watersheds. Pages H4310-22 The Clerk was authorized to make technical corrections and conforming changes in the engrossment of the bill. Pages H4324-25 H. Res. 239, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was agreed to by yea-and-nay vote of 234 yeas to 179 nays, Roll No. 195. Page H4285 Order of Business--United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act: Agreed that it shall be in order at any time without intervention of any point of order to consider a motion to take H.R. 1298, to provide assistance to foreign countries to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, from the Speaker's table, with the Senate amendment thereto, and to concur in the Senate amendment; the motion be debatable for 60 minutes; the amendment considered read; and the previous question be considered as ordered on the motion to final adoption without intervening motion. Page H4325 Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he transmitted the 2003 Comprehensive Report on U.S. Trade and Investment Policy for Sub-Saharan Africa and Implementation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act--referred to the Committee on Ways and means and ordered printed (H. Doc. 108-74). Page H4325 Commission on International Religious Freedom: The Chair announced the Speaker's reappointment, of Ms. Nina Shea of Washington, D.C., to succeed herself, to the Commission on International Religious Freedom for a two-year term ending May 14, 2005. Page H4325 Senate Messages: Message received from the Senate today appears on page H4262. Referral: S. Con. Res. 44 was referred to the Committee on Government Reform. S. Con. Res. 46 was held at the desk. Page H4365 Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on page H4369. [[Page D556]] Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea-and-nay votes and two recorded votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H4285, H4286, H4286-87, H4321-22, H4323-24, and H4324. There were no quorum calls. Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 10:34 p.m.
[Daily Digest] [Pages D556-D557] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Committee Meetings DAIRY INDUSTRY--REVIEW CURRENT STATE Committee on Agriculture: Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry held a hearing to review the current state of the Dairy industry. Testimony was heard from Keith Collins, Chief Economist, USDA; and public witnesses. LEGISLATIVE APPROPRIATIONS Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Legislative held a hearing on GPO. Testimony was heard from the following officials of GPO: Bruce R. James, Public Printer; William H. Turri, Deputy Public Printer; Frank A. Partlow, Jr., Chief of Staff; and Judith C. Russell, Superintendent of Documents. The Subcommittee also held a hearing on the Capitol Police. Testimony was heard from the following members of the Capitol Police Board: William H. Pickle, Chairman, and Sergeant at Arms, U.S. Senate; Wilson Livingood, Sergeant at Arms, U.S. House of Representatives; Alan M. Hantman, Architect of the Capitol; and Terrance W. Gainer, Chief, Capitol Police and Ex-Officio member of the Board. AMERICA'S TEACHER COLLEGES Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness held a hearing on ``America's Teacher Colleges: Are They Making the Grade?'' Testimony was heard from Joyce R. Coppin, Chief Executive, Division of Human Resources, Department of Education, New York City; and public witnesses. HYDROGEN ENERGY ECONOMY Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality held a hearing entitled ``The Hydrogen Energy Economy.'' Testimony was heard from David Garman, Assistant Secretary, Energy, Efficiency, and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy; and public witnesses. MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES Committee on Financial Services: Ordered reported the following bills: H.R. 2143, Internet Gambling Funding Prohibition Act; H.R. 1474, amended, Check Clearing for the 21st Century; H.R. 1375, amended, Financial Services Regulatory Relief Act of 2003. CAN FACTUAL DATA ANALYSIS STRENGTHEN NATIONAL SECURITY? Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and the Census continued hearings entitled ``Can the Use of Factual Data Analysis Strengthen National Security?--Part Two.'' Testimony was heard from public witnesses. OVERSIGHT--ANTI-TERRORISM INVESTIGATIONS AND THE FOURTH AMENDMENT AFTER SEPTEMBER 11 Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on the Constitution held an oversight hearing on ``Anti-Terrorism Investigations and the Fourth Amendment After September 11: Where and When Can the Government Go to Prevent Terrorist Attacks?'' Testimony was heard from Viet D. Dinh, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Policy, Department of Justice; and public witnesses. COPYRIGHT ROYALTY AND DISTRIBUTION REFORM ACT Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property approved for full Committee action, as amended, H.R. 1417, Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act of 2003. NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a structured rule on H.R. 1588, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004, providing two hours of general debate to be equally divided between the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Armed Services now printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Armed Services. The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. The rule provides that amendments will be considered only in the order specified in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report, except as specified in section [[Page D557]] 2 of the resolution, shall not be subject to amendment (except that the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services each may offer one pro forma amendment for the purpose of further debate on any pending amendment), shall be considered as read, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. The rule waives all points of order against amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution. The rule allows the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole to recognize for the consideration of any amendment printed in the report out of the order printed, but not sooner than one hour after the chairman of the Committee on Armed Services or a designee announces from the floor a request to that effect. The rule provides that during consideration of the bill under this resolution or by a subsequent order of the House that after a motion that the Committee rise or after a motion to strike out the enacting words of the bill (as described in clause 9 of rule XVIII) has been rejected on a legislative day, the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole may entertain another such motion on that day only if offered by the chairman of the Committee on Armed Services or the Majority Leader. Finally, the rule provides that, after disposition of the amendments printed in the report, the Committee of the Whole shall rise without motion and no further consideration of the bill shall be in order except by a subsequent order of the House. Testimony was heard from Chairman Hunter and Representatives Weldon of Pennsylvania, Hefley, Hostettler, Bishop of Utah, Rogers of Michigan, Petri, Hobson, Gilchrest, Manzullo, Pickering, Vitter, Kirk, Porter, Skelton, Spratt, Taylor of Mississippi, Loretta Sanchez of California, Tauscher, Davis of California, Cooper of Tennessee, Bordallo, Ryan of Ohio, Dingell, Markey, Rahall, Frost, Lantos, Nadler, Waters, Farr, Maloney, Woolsey, Jackson Lee of Texas, Allen, Inslee, Tierney, Schiff, Van Hollen, and Linda Sanchez of California. SAFE AND FLEXIBLE TRANSPORTATION EFFICIENCY ACT Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Highways, Transit and Pipelines continued overview hearings on the Administration's Proposed Reauthorization bill (SAFETA), (Part 11), Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of Transportation: Mary E. Peters, Administrator, Federal Highway Administration; and Annette Sandberg, Administrator Designate, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Hearings continue tomorrow. OVERSIGHT--SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Railroads held an oversight hearing on Surface Transportation Board: Agency Resources and Requirements. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of Transportation: Roger Nober, Chairman, Surface Transportation Board; and Phyllis Scheinberg, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Budget and Programs. BUDGET FOR INTELLIGENCE--RELATED ACTIVITIES Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Met in executive session to hold a hearing on Budgets for intelligence-related activities within the Departments of State, Energy, and Treasury; and for the Department of Defense Foreign Counterintelligence Programs. Testimony was heard from departmental witnesses. PROGRESS REPORT ON DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Select Committee on Homeland Security: Held a hearing entitled ``How is America Safer? A Progress Report on the Department of Homeland Security.'' Testimony was heard from Tom Ridge, Secretary of Homeland Security.
[Daily Digest] [Page D557] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] NEW PUBLIC LAWS (For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D541) H.R. 289, to expand the boundaries of the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Complex and the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge. Signed on May 19, 2003. (Public Law 108-23)
[Daily Digest] [Pages D557-D559] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2003 (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated) Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: business meeting to consider the nominations of Glen Klippenstein, of Missouri, Julia Bartling, of South Dakota, and Lowell Junkins, of Iowa, each to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation, Farm Credit Administration, and Thomas C. Dorr, of Iowa, to Under Secretary of Agriculture for Rural Development, and to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Commodity Credit Corporation, 9:30 a.m., SR-328A. Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to hold oversight hearings to examine the national export strategy, 10 a.m., SD-538. [[Page D558]] Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold hearings to examine issues related to computer spam, 9:30 a.m., SR- 253. Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine proposed legislation authorizing funds for programs of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21), 2:30 p.m., SR-253. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: business meeting to consider pending calendar business, 10 a.m., SD-366. Committee on Foreign Relations: business meeting to consider an original bill to authorize foreign assistance for fiscal year 2004, to make technical and administrative changes to the Foreign Assistance and Arms Export Control Acts and to authorize a Millennium Challenge Account, S. Con. Res. 7, expressing the sense of Congress that the sharp escalation of anti-Semitic violence within many participating States of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is of profound concern and efforts should be undertaken to prevent future occurrences, H.R. 192, to amend the Microenterprise for Self-Reliance Act of 2000 and the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to increase assistance for the poorest people in developing countries under microenterprise assistance programs under those Acts, and the nominations of Ephraim Batambuze, of Illinois, and John W. Leslie, Jr., of Connecticut, both to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation, Cynthia Costa, of South Carolina, and Ralph Martinez, of Florida, both to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Fifty-seventh Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, Michael B. Enzi, of Wyoming, Paul Sarbanes, of Maryland, and James Shinn, of New Jersey, each to be a Representative of the United States of America to the Fifty-seventh Session of the General Assembly of the United Nation, James B. Foley, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Haiti, Richard W. Erdman, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, Jeffrey Lunstead, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Republic of Maldives, Harry K. Thomas, Jr., of New York, to be Ambassador to the People's Republic of Bangladesh, Foreign Service Promotion List: 5 nominees beginning with Charles A. Ford, and Foreign Service Promotion List: 25 nominees beginning with Toni Christiansen-Wagner, 9:30 a.m., SD-419. Committee on Governmental Affairs: Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, to hold hearings to examine the scope of the SARS outbreak, focusing on the coordination of response to individual outbreaks among local, state, and Federal officials, as well as between government officials and the private sector, and what state and local officials are doing to anticipate and respond to the disease, 9 a.m., SD-342. Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: to hold hearings to examine proposed legislation entitled ``Genetics Non- Discrimination Act'', 10 a.m., SD-430. Committee on Indian Affairs: to hold oversight hearings to examine the proposed reorganization of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, 10 a.m., SR-485. Committee on the Judiciary; to hold hearings to examine the nomination of R. Hewitt Pate, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice, 10 a.m., SD-226. House Committee on Agriculture, hearing to review the status of the World Trade Organization Negotiations on Agriculture, 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth. Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs, on Millennium Challenge Corporation, 2 p.m., 2359 Rayburn. Subcommittee on Legislative, on Architect of the Capitol (Not Capitol Visitor's Center), 10:30 a.m., H-140 Capitol. Subcommittee on Transportation, Treasury and Independent Agencies, on Benefits and Costs of Transportation Options, 10 a.m., 2358 Rayburn. Committee on Financial Services, to consider the following bills: H.R. 23, Tornado Shelters Act; H.R. 1276, American Dream Downpayment Act; H.R. 1614, HOPE VI Program Reauthorization and Small Community Main Street Rejuvenation and Housing Act of 2003; and H.R. 2120, Financial Contracts Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2003, 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn. Committee on International Relations, hearing on the Future of Kosovo, 1:30 p.m., 2172 Rayburn. Committee on the Judiciary, to mark up the following measures: H.J. Res. 4, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States authorizing the Congress to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States; H.R. 361, Sports Agent Responsibility and Trust Act; H.R. 1115, Class Action Fairness Act of 2003; and H. Res. 193, reaffirming support of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and anticipating the 15th anniversary of the enactment of the Genocide Convention Implementation Act of 1987 (the Proxmire Act) on November 4, 2003, 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to mark up the following: S. 703, to designate the regional headquarters building for the National Park Service under construction in Omaha, Nebraska, as the ``Carl T. Curtis National Park Service Midwest Regional Headquarters Building''; H.R. 1082, to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 46 East Ohio Street in Indianapolis, Indiana, as the ``Birch Bayh Federal Building and United States Courthouse''; H.R. 2115, Flight 100--Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act; the Aviation Security Technical Corrections and Improvement Act of 2003; several 11(b) Project Building Survey Resolutions; several U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Survey Resolutions; and other pending business, 11 a.m., 2167 Rayburn. [[Page D559]] Subcommittee on Highways, Transit, and Pipelines, to continue overview hearings on the Administration's Proposed Reauthorization bill (SAFETEA), (Part 111), 2 p.m., 2167 Rayburn. Select Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Science, and Research and Development, oversight hearing on ``Homeland Security Science and Technology: Preparing for the Future,'' 2 p.m., 2118 Rayburn. Joint Meetings Joint Economic Committee: to hold hearings to examine the economy, 9:30 a.m., SH-216.
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