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HIGHLIGHTS

      House Committees ordered reported 11 sundry measures.

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S6789-S6890
Measures Introduced: Thirteen bills and two resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 1090-1102, and S. Res. 151-152. 
                                                         Pages S6852-53
Measures Reported:
  Special Report entitled ``Committee Activities of the Select 
Committee on Intelligence, United States Senate, January 3, 2001, to 
November 22, 2002''. (S. Rept. No. 108-52)
Page S6851
  S. 515, to provide additional authority to the Office of Ombudsman of 
the Environmental Protection Agency. (S. Rept. No. 108-50)
Page S6851
  S. 313, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to 
establish a program of fees relating to animal drugs, with amendments. 
(S. Rept. No. 108-51)
Page S6851
  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.
Page S6851
  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.
Page S6851
Measures Passed:
  Ombudsman Reauthorization Act: Senate passed S. 515, to provide 
additional authority to the Office of Ombudsman of the Environmental 
Protection Agency.
  Pages S6889-90
  Welcoming the President of the Philippines to the United States: 
Senate agreed to S. Res. 152, welcoming the President of the 
Philippines to the United States, expressing gratitude to the 
Government of the Philippines for its strong cooperation with the 
United States in the campaign against terrorism and its membership in 
the coalition to disarm Iraq, and reaffirming the commitment of 
Congress to the continuous expansion of friendship and cooperation 
between the United States and the Philippines.
  Page S6890
  U.N. Sanctions Against Iraq: Committee on Foreign Relations was 
discharged from further consideration of H. Con. Res. 160, expressing 
the sense of Congress that the United Nations should remove the 
economic sanctions against Iraq completely and without condition, and 
the resolution was then agreed to.
  Page S6890
  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 S6789-S6843, S6845-46
Adopted:
  By 59 yeas to 38 nays (Vote No. 187), Warner Amendment No. 752 (to 
Amendment No. 751), in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S6789-92
  By a unanimous vote of 96 yeas (Vote No. 188), Reed Amendment No. 
751, to modify the scope of the prohibition on research and development 
of low-yield nuclear weapons.
Pages S6789-92
  Collins Amendment No. 757, to amend title 10, United States Code, to 
restrict bundling of Department of Defense contract requirements that 
unreasonably disadvantages small businesses.
Pages S6793-97
  Nelson (FL) Amendment No. 766, to require a specific authorization of 
Congress for the commencement of the engineering development phase or 
subsequent phase of a Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator.
Page S6805

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  Nelson (FL) Amendment No. 767, to require a study on the application 
of technology from the Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator Program to 
conventional hard and deeply buried target weapons development 
programs.
Pages S6805-06
  Hutchison Amendment No. 763, to add availability of family support 
services to the matters required to be included in the report on the 
conduct of Operation Iraqi Freedom in section 1023.
Pages S6808-10
  By 51 yeas to 48 nays (Vote No. 190), Lautenberg/Jeffords Amendment 
No. 722, to modify requirements applicable to the limitation on 
designation of critical habitat for conservation of protected species 
under the provision on military readiness and conservation of protected 
species.
Pages S6810-15
  Bingaman Modified Amendment No. 765, to require a specific 
authorization of Congress before the conduct of the design, 
development, or deployment of the hit-to-kill ballistic missile defense 
interceptors.
Pages S6819-21, S6823
  By 50 yeas to 48 nays (Vote No. 191), McCain Amendment No. 783, (to 
language proposed to be stricken by Amendment No. 725), to propose the 
insertion of matter in lieu of the matter proposed to be stricken. 
                                                         Pages S6823-27
  Warner Amendment No. 792, to correct the authorization of 
appropriations for the Joint Engineering Data Management Information 
and Control System (JEDMICS) so as to be provided for in Navy RDT (PE 
0603739N) instead of Navy procurement.
Pages S6833-34
  Levin (for Wyden) Amendment No. 793, to provide for the reporting 
requirement regarding Iraq to include a requirement to report 
noncompetitive contracting for the reconstruction of the infrastructure 
of Iraq.
Pages S6834-35
  Warner (for McCain/Bayh) Amendment No. 794, to provide for the 
funding of education assistance enlistment incentives to facilitate 
National service through Department of Defense Education Benefits Fund.
                                                             Page S6835
  Warner (for Roberts) Amendment No. 795, to enhance the defense 
contracting opportunities for persons with disabilities.
Page S6835
  Levin (for Nelson (FL)) Amendment No. 759, expressing the sense of 
the Senate that the Secretary of Defense should disburse funds to 
reward the provision of information leading to the resolution of the 
status of the members of the Armed Forces of the United States who 
remain missing in action.
Pages S6835-36
  Warner (for Domenici) Amemdment No. 740, to provide entitlement to 
health care for reserve officers of the Armed Forces pending orders to 
initial active duty following commissioning.
Page S6836
  Levin (for Feinstein/Stevens) Amendment No. 796, to prohibit the use 
of funds for research, development, test, and evaluation, procurement, 
or deployment of nuclear armed interceptors in a missile defense 
system.
Page S6836
  Warner (for Lott) Amendment No. 700, to express the sense of the 
Senate in support of the Advanced Shipbuilding Enterprise of the 
National Shipbuilding Research Program.
Pages S6836-37
  Warner (for Allard) Amendment No. 779, to provide a substitute for 
section 1035, relating to the protection of the operational files of 
the National Security Agency.
Pages S6837-38
  Levin (for Dodd) Modified Amendment No. 746, to require an Army study 
regarding use of a second source of production for gears incorporated 
into helicopter transmissions for CH-47 helicopters.
Page S6838
  Warner (for Chambliss) Amendment No. 784, to require a report on the 
efforts of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to utilize 
certain data extraction and exploitation capabilities within the 
Commercial Joint Mapping Tool Kit (C/JMTK).
Page S6838
  Levin (for Lieberman) Amendment No. 797, to provide for a strategy 
for the Department of Defense for the management of the electromagnetic 
spectrum.
Pages S6838-39
  Warner (for Domenici) Amendment No. 739, to expand reimbursement for 
travel expenses of covered beneficiaries of CHAMPUS for specialty care 
in order to cover specialized dental care.
Page S6839
  Warner Amendment No. 798, to strike subsection (c) of section 2101 
relating to unspecified worldwide military construction projects for 
the Army.
Page S6839
Rejected:
  Dorgan Modified Amendment No. 750, to prohibit the use of funds for a 
nuclear earth penetrator weapon. (By 56 yeas to 41 nays (Vote No. 189), 
Senate tabled the amendment.)
Pages S6797-S6804
Withdrawn:
  Harkin Amendment No. 774, to prohibit the use of funds for acquiring 
for inventories of the Department of Defense property in excess of the 
requirements for the inventories.
Pages S6815-18
  Bennett Amendment No. 776, to repeal the Millions of Theoretical 
Operations Per Second (MTOPS) requirement for computer export controls.
                                                         Pages S6818-19
Pending:
  Murray Amendment No. 691, to restore a previous policy regarding 
restrictions on use of Department of Defense medical facilities. 
                                                         Pages S6831-33
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:

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  Dayton Amendment No. 725, to strike section 833, relating to waiver 
authority for domestic source or content requirements, was rendered 
moot when McCain Amendment No. 783 (listed above) was adopted. 
                                                  Pages S6821-23, S6827
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the bill at 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, May 22, 2003, with 
certain amendments to be proposed thereto.
Page S6843
Messages From the House:
  Page S6851
Measures Referred:
  Page S6851
Enrolled Bills Presented:
  Page S6851
Executive Communications:
  Page S6851
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Pages S6851-52
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S6853-55
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S6855-71
Additional Statements:
  Pages S6848-51
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S6871-87
Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
  Page S6887
Authority for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S6887-88
Privilege of the Floor:
  Page S6888
Record Votes: Five record votes were taken today. (Total--191) 
                                       Pages S6792, S6804, S6815, S6827
Adjournment: Senate met at 9:31 a.m., and adjourned at 9:41 p.m., until 
9:30 a.m., on Thursday, May 22, 2003. (For Senate's program, see the 
remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S6844.)


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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Committee ordered 
favorably reported 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.
NATIONAL EXPORT STRATEGY
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded 
oversight hearings to examine the national export strategy, focusing on 
the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC), activity in post-
crisis regions including the Afghanistan Reconstruction and frontline 
States in Central Asia, and transportation security and safety 
initiatives, after receiving testimony from Donald L. Evans, Secretary 
of Commerce; Grant D. Aldonas, Under Secretary of Commerce for 
International Trade; Philip Merrill, President and Chairman, Export-
Import Bank of the United States; Peter S. Watson, President and Chief 
Executive Officer, Overseas Private Investment Corporation; Hector V. 
Barreto, Jr., Administrator, Small Business Administration; and Barbara 
R. Bradford, Deputy Director, U.S. Trade and Development Agency.
COMPUTER SPAM
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded 
hearings to examine issues concerning the extent and effects of 
receiving unsolicited commercial e-mail (computer spam), focusing on 
Federal efforts to combat its growing threat to web-based services, 
after receiving testimony from Senators Schumer and Dayton; Orson 
Swindle and Mozelle W. Thompson, both Commissioners of the Federal 
Trade Commission; Ted Leonsis, America Online Incorporated, Dulles, 
Virginia; Enrique Salem, Brightmail, Incorporated, San Francisco, 
California; J. Trevor Hughes, Network Advertising Initiative, York, 
Maine; Marc Rotenberg, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), 
Washington, D.C.; and Ronald Scelson, Scelson Online Marketing, 
Slidell, Louisiana.
SAFETEA
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded 
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, Jeffery Runge, Administrator, National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and Annette M. Sandberg, Deputy 
Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Administration, all of the 
Department of Transportation.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee ordered favorably 
reported the following business items:
  S. 246, to provide that certain Bureau of Land Management land shall 
be held in trust for the Pueblo of Santa Clara and the Pueblo of San 
Ildefonso in the State of New Mexico, with amendments;
  S. 500, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to study certain 
sites in the historic district of Beaufort, South Carolina, relating to 
the Reconstruction Era, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute;

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  S. 520, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain 
facilities to the Fremont-Madison Irrigation District in the State of 
Idaho;
  S. 625, to authorize the Bureau of Reclamation to conduct certain 
feasibility studies in the Tualatin River Basin in Oregon, with an 
amendment;
  S. 635, to amend the National Trails System Act to require the 
Secretary of the Interior to update the feasibility and suitability 
studies of four national historic trails, with an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute;
  H.R. 519, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a 
study of the San Gabriel River Watershed;
  H.R. 733, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire the 
McLoughlin House National Historic Site in Oregon City, Oregon, and to 
administer the site as a unit of the National Park System, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute and an amendment to the title; 
and
  H.R. 788, to revise the boundary of the Glen Canyon National 
Recreation Area in the States of Utah and Arizona.
ASIA
Committee on Foreign Relations: on Tuesday, May 20, 2003, Committee met 
in closed session to receive a briefing on North Korea and Indonesia 
from James A. Kelly, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and 
Pacific Affairs.
TRADE IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE
Committee on Foreign Relations: on Tuesday, May 20, 2003, Subcommittee 
on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and Narcotics Affairs concluded 
hearings to examine the future of U.S. economic relations in the 
Western Hemisphere, the success of the North American Free Trade 
Agreement (NAFTA), the U.S. trade agenda, the U.S.-Chile Free Trade 
Agreement, agriculture in the World Trade Organization (WTO), and 
additional actions on intellectual property, trade, and soybean rust, 
after receiving testimony from J.B. Penn, Under Secretary of 
Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services; Allen F. 
Johnson, Chief Agriculture Negotiator, Office of U.S. Trade 
Representative; Bart Ruth, Rising City, Nebraska, on behalf of the 
American Soybean Association; Carl Casale, Monsanto Company, St. Louis, 
Missouri; Robert W. Greene, Courtland, Alabama, on behalf of the 
National Cotton Council of America; Doug Boisen, National Corn Growers 
Association, Minden, Nebraska; Jim McDonald, Grangeville, Idaho, on 
behalf of U.S. Wheat Associates and National Association of Wheat 
Growers; Jim Quackenbush, Chokio, Minnesota, on behalf of the National 
Pork Producers Council; Andrew W. LaVigne, Florida Citrus Mutual, 
Lakeland, Florida; Jack Roney, American Sugar Alliance, and Thomas M. 
Suber, U.S. Dairy Export Council, both of Arlington, Virginia; and 
Gregg Doud, National Cattlemen's Beef Association, and David J. 
Frederickson, National Farmers Union, both of Washington, D.C.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee ordered favorably reported 
the following business items:
  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;
  An original bill to establish a Millennium Challenge Corporation;
  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 Nations, 
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, Steven 
A. Browning, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Malawi, and 
two Foreign Service Officer promotion lists.
SARS: STATE AND LOCAL RESPONSE
Committee on Governmental Affairs: Permanent Subcommittee on 
Investigations concluded hearings to examine the scope of the SARS 
outbreak, focusing

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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, after receiving testimony from 
Julie L. Gerberding, Director, Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention, and Anthony S. Fauci, Director, National Institute of 
Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, both of 
the Department of Health and Hums Services; Michael T. Osterholm, 
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; Rodney N. Huebbers, Loudoun 
Healthcare, Incorporated, Leesburg, Virginia; Thomas R. Frieden, New 
York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York; Mary C. 
Selecky, Washington State Department of Health, Olympia, on behalf of 
the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials; Lawrence O. 
Gostin, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.; Bruce R. 
Cords, Ecolab Incorporated, St. Paul, Minnesota; and Vicki Grunseth, 
Metropolitan Airports Commission, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee ordered 
favorably reported S. 1053, to prohibit discrimination on the basis of 
genetic information with respect to health insurance and employment, 
with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS
Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee concluded oversight hearings to 
examine the proposed reorganization of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, 
and the Office of Special Trustee, focusing on tribal economic 
development, self-determination and self governance policies and 
projects, accountability by the addition of Regional Trust 
Administrators and Trust Officers to serve as an additional resource 
for fiduciary trust transactions, and consolidated beneficiary 
services, after receiving testimony from Ross O. Swimmer, Special 
Trustee for American Indians, and Aurene M. Martin, Acting Assistant 
Secretary, Bureau of Indian Affairs, both of the Department of the 
Interior; Tex G. Hall, National Congress of American Indians, 
Washington, D.C.; John Berry, Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma, Quapaw, and 
Richard Sangrey, Albuquerque, New Mexico, both on behalf of the Inter-
Tribal Monitoring Service; Clifford Marshall, Hoopa Valley Tribe, 
California, on behalf of the Tribal Trust Reform Consortium; and Keller 
George, Oneida Indian Nation, Nashville, Tennessee, on behalf of the 
United South and Eastern Tribes (USET).
NOMINATION
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded hearings on the 
nomination of R. Hewitt Pate, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Attorney 
General, Department of Justice, after the nominee, who was introduced 
by Senator Allen, testified and answered questions in his own behalf.


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Chamber Action
Measures Introduced: 25 public bills, H.R. 2178-2202; and 5 
resolutions, H.J. Res. 56; H. Con. Res. 187-189, and H. Res. 246, were 
introduced.
  Pages H4527-28
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H4528-29
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  Supplemental report on 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. 108-106, Pt. 2);
  H.R. 1170, to protect children and their parents from being coerced 
into administering psychotropic medication in order to attend school, 
amended (H. Rept. 108-121).
  H. Res. 247, providing for further 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. 108-122);
  H. Res. 248, providing for consideration of H.R. 2185, to extend the 
Temporary Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2002 (H. Rept. 108-
123); and
  H. Res. 249, waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with 
respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the 
Committee on Rules (H. Rept. 108-124).
Pages H4526-27
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he 
appointed Representative Quinn to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Rev. Gregory J. Jackson, 
Senior Pastor, Mt. Olive Baptist Church of Hackensack, New Jersey. 
                                                             Page H4371
United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria 
Act: Agreed to the Senate amendments to H.R. 1298, to provide 
assistance to foreign countries to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and 
malaria--clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages H4375-82
  The motion to concur in the Senate amendments was considered pursuant 
to the order of the House of May 20.
Page H4382
Enrollment Correction: The House agreed to S. Con. Res. 46, to correct 
the enrollment of H.R. 1298, United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, 
Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act. Later, the House agreed to vacate that 
action, amend the concurrent resolution, and then adopt the concurrent 
resolution as so amended.
  Page H4382
100th Anniversary Year of the Founding of the Ford Motor Company: The 
House agreed to H. Res. 100, recognizing the 100th anniversary year of 
the founding of the Ford Motor Company, which has been a significant 
part of the social, economic, and cultural heritage of the United 
States and many other nations and a revolutionary industrial and global 
institution. Agreed to the amendment to the preamble and agreed to 
amend the title so as to read: ``Resolution recognizing the 100th 
anniversary year of the founding of the Ford Motor Company, which has 
been a significant part of the social, economic, and cultural heritage 
of the United States and many other nations and a revolutionary 
industrial and global institution, and congratulating the Ford Motor 
Company for its achievements.''.
  Pages H4399-H4402
Suspension: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Child Medication Safety Act: H.R. 1170, amended, to protect children 
and their parents from being coerced into administering psychotropic 
medication in order to attend school (agreed to by yea-and-nay vote of 
425 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 203). Agreed to amend the title so as to 
read: ``A bill to protect children and their parents from being coerced 
into administering a controlled substance in order to attend school, 
and for other purposes.'' and
  Pages H4382-87, H4398
  Enhanced Cooperation Between the VA and DOD: Debated on May 20, 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 (agreed to by yea-and-nay vote of 426 yeas 
with none voting ``nay,'' Roll No. 204);
  Pages H4398-99
Supplemental Report: The Committee on Armed Services received 
permission to file a supplemental report on H.R. 1588, National Defense 
Authorization for Fiscal Year 2004.
  Page H4402
National Defense Authorization for Fiscal Year 2004: The House 
completed general debate and began considering amendments to H.R. 1588, 
to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2004 for military 
activities of the Department of Defense and to prescribe military 
personnel strengths for fiscal year 2004. Proceedings will resume on 
Thursday, May 22.
  Pages H4402-H4511
  Pursuant to the rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute 
recommended by the Committee on Armed Services and printed in the bill 
(H. Rept. 108-106) was considered as an original bill for the purpose 
of amendment.
Pages H4419-92
Agreed To:
  Hunter amendment No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 108-120 that makes 
technical, clarifying changes; strikes Section 317(a) concerning the 
Endangered Species Act and maintains ``prudent and determinable 
designation''; and replaces Section 318(a) concerning Marine Mammal 
Protection Act to define harassment in the case of military readiness 
activities only (agreed to by recorded vote of 252 ayes to 175 noes, 
Roll No. 205);
Pages H4492-93, H4497-98
  Goode amendment No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 108-120 that authorizes the 
Secretary of Defense to assign members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, 
and Marine Corps to assist the Bureau of Border Security and the 
Customs Service at the request of the Secretary of Homeland Security 
(agreed to by recorded vote of 250 ayes to 179 noes, Roll No. 206); 
                                                  Pages H4494-97, H4498
  Hoeffel amendment No. 5 printed in H. Rept. 108-120 that requires an 
annual report from the President on the strategic nuclear warheads 
dismantled pursuant to the treaty between the United States and the 
Russian Federation on Strategic Reductions;
Pages H4506-07
  Goss amendment No. 7 printed in H. Rept. 108-120 that requires the 
Secretary of Defense to assess the costs to the United States 
associated with the location of the headquarters of the North Atlantic 
Treaty Organization (NATO) in Brussels, Belgium and the costs and 
benefits of relocating that headquarters to a suitable location in 
another NATO member country; and
Pages H4508-09
  Hunter amendment No. 9 printed in H. Rept. 108-120 that expresses the 
sense of Congress that the expansion of the NATO alliance and the 
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reevaluation of the current posture of United States forces stationed 
in Europe and urges the President to initiate the reevaluation and 
consider a military posture that takes advantage of basing and training 
opportunities in the newly admitted and invitee states. 
                                                         Pages H4510-11
Postponed Proceedings:
  Loretta Sanchez amendment No. 3 printed in H. Rept. 108-120 was 
offered that seeks to permit abortions at DoD facilities outside of the 
United States;
Pages H4498-H4503
  Tauscher amendment No. 4 printed in H. Rept. 108-120 was offered that 
seeks to transfer Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator program funding of 
$15 million and advanced concepts initiative activities funding of $6 
million to conventional programs to defeat hardened and deeply buried 
targets;
Pages H4503-06
  Goss amendment No. 6 printed in H. Rept. 108-120 was offered that 
seeks to require a report from the Secretary of Defense on appropriate 
steps that can be taken in response to foreign governments who initiate 
legal actions against current or former officials of the United States 
or members of the Armed Forces relating to the performance of their 
official duties;
Pages H4507-08
  Saxton amendment No. 8 printed in H. Rept. 108-120 was offered that 
seeks to repeal the statutory requirement that the United States 
defense attache to France must hold, or be on the promotion list, the 
grade of brigadier general or rear admiral, lower half; 
                                                         Pages H4509-10
  The House agreed to H. Res. 245, the rule that is providing for 
consideration of the bill by recorded vote of 224 ayes to 200 noes, 
Roll 202. Earlier agreed to order the previous question by yea-and-nay 
vote of 225 yeas to 203 nays, Roll No. 201.
Pages H4387-98
Order of Business Suspensions: The Chair announced that proceedings 
will resume on May 22 on the motions to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 
1683, Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment: and H.R. 1257, 
Selected Reserve Home Loan Equity Act, both originally considered on 
May 20.
  Page H4511
Recess: The House recessed at 9:08 p.m. and reconvened at 11:45 p.m. 
                                                             Page H4525
Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes and three recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages 
H4397, H4397-98, H4398, H4399, H4497-98, and H4498. There were no 
quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 11:46 p.m.


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Committee Meetings
WTO--NEGOTIATIONS ON AGRICULTURE STATUS
Committee on Agriculture: Held a hearing to review the status of the 
World Trade Organization Negotiations on Agriculture. Testimony was 
heard from Ann M. Veneman, Secretary of Agriculture; and Robert B. 
Zoellick, U.S. Trade Representative.
FOREIGN OPERATIONS, EXPORT FINANCING AND RELATED PROGRAMS 
APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export 
Financing and Related Programs held a hearing on Millennium Challenge 
Corporation. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the 
Department of State: Alan P. Larson. Under Secretary, Economic, 
Business and Agricultural Affairs; and Andrew S. Natsios, 
Administrator, AID.
LEGISLATIVE APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Legislative held a hearing 
on the Architect of the Capitol (Not Capitol Visitor's Center). 
Testimony was heard from Alan M. Hantman, Architect of the Capitol.
TRANSPORTATION, TREASURY AND INDEPENDENT AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Transportation, Treasury 
and Independent Agencies held a hearing on Benefits and Costs of 
Transportation Options. Testimony was heard from Charles Nottingham, 
Associate Administrator, Policy, Federal Highway Administration, 
Department of Transportation; and public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Financial Services: Ordered reported the following bills: 
H.R. 23, Tornado Shelters Act; H.R. 1276, amended, 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.
FUTURE OF KOSOVO
Committee on International Relations: Held a hearing on the Future of 
Kosovo. Testimony was heard from Janet L. Brogue, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Department of 
State; Daniel Serwer, Director, Balkans Initiative, U.S. Institute of 
Peace; and public witnesses.

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MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on the Judiciary: Ordered reported 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, amended, Sports Agent 
Responsibility and Trust Act; 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; and H.R. 1115, amended, Class Action Fairness Act of 2003.
NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2004
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a structured rule on H.R. 
1588, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004, 
providing for further consideration of the bill. The rule makes in 
order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report 
accompanying the resolution and amendments en bloc described in section 
2 of the resolution. The rule provides that amendments printed in the 
report shall be considered only in the order printed in the report 
(except as specified in section 3 of the resolution), may be offered 
only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read 
and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in 
the House or in the Committee of the Whole. The rule provides that each 
amendment printed in the report shall be debatable for 10 minutes 
(unless otherwise specified in the report) equally divided and 
controlled by the proponent and an opponent and 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). The rule 
waives all points of order against amendments printed in the report and 
those amendments en bloc as described in Section 2 of the resolution.
  The rule authorizes the chairman of the Committee on Armed Services 
or his designee to offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments 
printed in the report, or germane modifications thereto, which shall be 
considered as read (except that modifications shall be reported), shall 
be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled between the 
chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services 
or their designees, and shall not be subject to amendment or demand for 
a division of the question. The rule provides that, for the purpose of 
inclusion in such amendments en bloc, an amendment printed in the form 
of a motion to strike may be modified to the form of a germane 
perfecting amendment to the text originally proposed to be stricken and 
that the original proponent of an amendment included in such amendments 
en bloc may insert a statement in the Congressional Record immediately 
before the disposition of the amendments en bloc. The rule allows the 
Chairman of the Committee of the Whole to recognize for consideration 
of any amendment printed in the report, out of the order printed, but 
not sooner than one hour after the chairman of the Armed Services 
Committee or his designee announces from the floor a request to that 
effect. Finally, the rule provides a motion to recommit with or without 
instructions.
SAME DAY CONSIDERATION--CONFERENCE REPORT JOBS AND GROWTH TAX RELIEF 
RECONCILIATION ACT OF 2003
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a resolution waiving clause 
6(a) of rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a rule on 
the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee) against certain 
resolutions reported from the Rules Committee. The resolution applies 
the waiver to any special rule reported on the legislative day of 
Thursday, May 22, 2003, providing for consideration or disposition of 
H.R. 2, to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 201 of the 
concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2004, any amendment 
thereto, any conference report thereon, or any amendment reported in 
disagreement from a conference thereon.
UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION AMENDMENTS OF 2003
Committee on Rules: Granted, by a vote of 8 to 3, a closed rule on H.R. 
2185, to extend the Temporary Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 
2002 providing one hour of debate in the House equally divided and 
controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee 
on Ways and Means. The rule waives all points of order against 
consideration of the bill. The rule provides one motion to recommit 
with or without instructions.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Ordered reported the 
following bills: 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

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and United States Courthouse;'' and H.R. 2115, amended, Flight 100--
Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act.
  The Committee also approved U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Survey 
resolutions.
SAFE AND FLEXIBLE TRANSPORTATIONEFFICIENCY ACT
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on 
Highways, Transit, and Pipelines continued overview hearings on the 
Administration's Proposed Reauthorization bill (SAFETEA), (Part 111). 
Testimony was heard from Jenna Dorn, Administrator, Federal Transit 
Administration, Department of Transportation.
HOMELAND SECURITY SCIENCE ANDTECHNOLOGY PREPARING FUTURE
Select Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, 
Science, and Research and Development held an oversight hearing on 
``Homeland Security Science and Technology: Preparing for the Future.'' 
Testimony was heard from Charles McQueary, Under Secretary, Science and 
Technology, Department of Homeland Security.

Joint Meetings
U.S. ECONOMY
Joint Economic Committee:
  Committee concluded hearings to examine the state of the U.S. economy 
and future economic policy, focusing on dividend tax relief and capped 
exclusions, deflation, and small business tax rates, after receiving 
testimony from Alan Greenspan, Chairman, Board of Governors of the 
Federal Reserve System.


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2003-05-22

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                    COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

                              MAY 22, 2003

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and 
Human Services, and Education, to hold hearings to examine federal 
funding for stem cell research, 9:30 a.m., SR-418.
  Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Related 
Agencies, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates for 
fiscal year 2004 for the Department of Agriculture and the Food and 
Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, 9:30 
a.m., SD-192.
  Subcommittee on Interior, to hold hearings to examine proposed 
budget estimates for fiscal year 2004 for the Department of Energy, 
9:30 a.m., SD-124.
  Subcommittee on Transportation, Treasury and General Government, 
to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates for fiscal 
year 2004 for highway safety initiatives, 10:30 a.m., SD-138.
  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to hold 
oversight hearings to examine the economy, focusing on increasing 
investment in the equity markets, 10 a.m., SD-538.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to continue 
hearings to examine media ownership, 10 a.m., SR-253.
  Full Committee, to hold closed hearings to examine proposed 
legislation authorizing funds for programs of the National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation, 2:30 
p.m., SR-253.
  Subcommittee on Communications, to hold hearings to examine 
wireless broadband in rural areas, 2:30 p.m., SD-562.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine Iraq 
stabilization and reconstruction, focusing on U.S. policy and plans, 
2:30 p.m., SD-106.
  Committee on Indian Affairs: to hold oversight hearings to examine 
the status of telecommunications in Indian Country, 10 a.m., SR-485.
  Committee on the Judiciary: business meeting to consider S. 554, 
to allow media coverage of court proceedings, S. 1023, to increase 
the annual salaries of justices and judges of the United States, S. 
858, to extend the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, S. Res. 
136, recognizing the 140th anniversary of the founding of the 
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, and congratulating members and 
officers of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers for the union's 
many achievements, S. Res. 92, designating September 17, 2003 as 
``Constitution Day'', S. Res. 145, designating June 2003, as 
``National Safety Month'', S. Res. 133, condemning bigotry and 
violence against Arab Americans, Muslim, Americans, South-Asian 
Americans, and Sikh Americans, and the nominations of Michael 
Chertoff, of New Jersey, to be United States Circuit Judge for the 
Third Circuit, David G. Campbell, to be United States District Judge 
for the District of Arizona, Robert D. McCallum, Jr., of Georgia, to 
be Associate Attorney General, Peter D. Keisler, of Maryland, and R. 
Hewitt Pate, of Virginia, both to be an Assistant Attorney General, 
and David B. Rivkin, Jr., of Virginia, to be a Member of the Foreign 
Claims Settlement Commission of the United States, 9:30 a.m., SD-
226.
  Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of 
Richard C. Wesley, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge 
for the Second Circuit, J. Ronnie Greer, to be United States 
District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Thomas M. 
Hardiman, to be United States District Judge for the Western 
District of Pennsylvania, Mark R. Kravitz, to be United States 
District Judge for the District of Connecticut, and John A. 
Woodcock, Jr., to be United States District Judge for the District 
of Maine, 2 p.m., SD-226.


                                 House

  Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities 
and Risk Management, hearing to review the financial status of the 
Crop Insurance industry, 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.

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  Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, 
State, Judiciary and Related Agencies, on Impact of Chinese Imports 
on U.S. Companies, 10 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Homeland Security, on Screener Background 
Investigations, 3 p.m., 2358 Rayburn.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health, hearing 
entitled ``National Institutes of Health: Decoding our Federal 
Investment in Genomic Research,'' 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Capital Markets, 
Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises, hearing entitled 
``The Long and Short of Hedge Funds: Effects of Strategies for 
Managing Market Risk,'' 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity, hearing 
entitled ``The Section 8 Housing Assistance Program: Promoting 
Decent Affordable Housing for Families and Individuals who Rent,'' 2 
p.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  Committee on Government Reform, hearing and markup of H.R. 2086, 
Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 2003, 
and to mark up the following measures: H.R. 2122, Project BioShield 
Act of 2003; H.R. 2087, Bob Hope American Patriot Award Act of 2003; 
H. Con. Res. 162, honoring the city of Dayton, Ohio, and its many 
partners, for hosting ``Inventing Flight: The Centennial 
Celebration,'' a celebration of the centennial of Wilbur and Orville 
Wright's first flight; H.R. 1465, to designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 4832 East Highway 27 in Iron 
Station, North Carolina, as the ``General Charles Gabriel Post 
Office;'' H.R. 1610, to redesignate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 120 East Ritchie Avenue in 
Marceline, Missouri, as the ``Walt Disney Post Office Building''; H. 
Res. 159, expressing profound sorrow on the occasion of the death of 
Irma Rangel; H. Res. 195, congratulating Sammy Sosa of the Chicago 
Cubs for hitting 500 major league home runs; and H.R. 2030, to 
designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located 
at 120 Baldwin Avenue in Paia, Maui, Hawaii, as the ``Patsy Takemoto 
Mink Post Office Building,'' 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Commercial and 
Administrative Law, hearing on H.R. 1428, Bankruptcy Judgeship Act 
of 2003; followed by a markup of H.R. 49, Internet Tax 
Nondiscrimination Act, 11 a.m., 2237 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property, to 
mark up H.R. 1561, United States Patent and Trademark Fee 
Modernization Act of 2003, 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, 
Wildlife and Oceans, hearing on the following measures: H.R. 2048, 
International Fisheries Reauthorization Act of 2003; and H. Res. 30, 
concerning the San Diego long-range sportfishing fleet and rights to 
fish the waters near the Revillagigedo Islands of Mexico, 10 a.m., 
1334 Longworth.
  Subcommittee on Water and Power, hearing on the following bills: 
H.R. 1598, Irvine Basin Surface and Groundwater Improvement Act of 
2003; and H.R. 1732, Williamson County Water Recycling Act of 2003, 
10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.
  Committee on Small Business, to mark up H.R. 923, Premier 
Certified Lenders Program Improvement Act, 9:30 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on 
Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, hearing on the Coast Guard 
and Maritime Transportation Act of 2003, 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, hearing on Water: 
Is it the ``Oil'' of the 2lst Century? 2 p.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Health, hearing on 
long-term care programs in the Department of Veterans Affairs, 1:30 
p.m., 334 Cannon.
  Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, executive, hearing on 
the FBI National Security Programs Budget, 1 p.m., H-405 Capitol.
  Subcommittee on Intelligence Policy and National Security, 
executive, briefing on Global Intelligence Update, 9 a.m., H-405 
Capitol.
  Select Committee on Homeland Security, to continue hearings 
entitled ``How is America Safer? A Progress Report on the Department 
of Homeland Security,'' 9 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.


                             Joint Meetings

  Conference: meeting of conferees on S. 342, to amend the Child 
Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to make improvements to and 
reauthorize programs under that Act, 11 a.m., SD-430.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                      9:30 a.m., Thursday, May 22

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Thursday: Senate will continue 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.
    
    

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                       10 a.m., Thursday, May 22

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Thursday: Consideration of a motion to go to conference on 
H.R. 2, Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act;
  Further Consideration of H.R. 1588, National Defense Authorization 
for Fiscal Year 2004 (structured rule); and
  Consideration of H.R. 2185, Unemployment Compensation Amendments of 
2003 (closed rule, one hour of debate). 


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