June 4, 2003 - Issue: Vol. 149, No. 81 — Daily Edition108th Congress (2003 - 2004) - 1st Session
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[Daily Digest] [Pages D607-D608] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Wednesday, June 4, 2003 [[Page D607]] Daily Digest HIGHLIGHTS Senate passed H.R. 1588, National Defense Authorization Act. The House passed S. 3, Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act after amending it to contain the text of H.R. 760, as passed the House. Senate Chamber Action Routine Proceedings, pages S7269-S7415 Measures Introduced: Ten bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1178-1187, S. Res. 159, and S. Con. Res. 48-49. Page S7381 Measures Passed: National Defense Authorization Act: Senate passed H.R. 1588, 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, after striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof, the text of S. 1050, Senate companion measure, as passed by the Senate on May 22, 2003, and after taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto: Pages S7279-S7365 Adopted: Kennedy Amendment No. 847, to change the requirements for naturalization through service in the Armed Forces of the United States, to extend naturalization benefits to members of the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve of a reserve component of the Armed Forces, to extend posthumous benefits to surviving spouses, children, and parents. Pages S7280-83 Reid Amendment No. 848, to permit retired members of the Armed Forces who have a service-connected disability to receive both military pay by reason of their years of military service and disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs for their disability. Pages S7284-86 Rejected: By 42 yeas to 53 nays (Vote No. 205), Dorgan Amendment No. 849, to repeal the authorities and requirements for a base closure round in 2005. Pages S7286-95, S7297 Senate insisted on its amendment, requested a conference with the House thereon, and the Chair was authorized to appoint the following conferees on the part of the Senate: Senators Warner, McCain, Inhofe, Roberts, Allard, Sessions, Collins, Ensign, Talent, Chambliss, Graham (SC), Dole, Cornyn, Levin, Kennedy, Byrd, Lieberman, Reed, Akaka, Nelson (FL), Nelson (NE), Dayton, Bayh, Clinton, and Pryor. Subsequently, Senate vitiated the May 22, 2003 passage of S. 1050. Pages S7364-65 Subsequently, S. 1050 be returned to the Senate Calendar. Pages S7364-65 A unanimous-consent agreement was reached with respect to further consideration of S. 1047, S. 1048, and S. 1049; that if the Senate receives a message from the House of Representatives with regard to any of these measures, the Senate disagree to the amendment or amendments of the House to the Senate-passed bill, and agree to or request a conference, as appropriate, with the House of Representatives on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses; that the Chair be authorized to appoint conferees; and that the foregoing occur without any intervening action or debate. Pages S7364-65 A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the engrossment of S. 1047, as passed by the Senate on May 22, 2003, be corrected by inserting the text of Amendment Nos. 847 and 848 to H.R. 1588. Page S7364 Energy Policy Act: Senate continued consideration of S. 14, to enhance the energy security of the United States, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto: Pages S7365-73 [[Page D608]] Rejected: By 37 yeas to 58 nays (Vote No. 206), Bingaman/Sununu Modified Amendment No. 851 (to Amendment No. 850), to authorize the Secretary of Energy to waive the ethanol mandate on the East and West Coast in the event of a significant price increase or supply interruption. Pages S7369-71 Pending: Domenici/Bingaman Amendment No. 840, to reauthorize Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), weatherization assistance, and State energy programs. Page S7365 Domenici (for Gregg) Amendment No. 841 (to Amendment No. 840), to express the sense of the Senate regarding the reauthorization of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981. Page S7365 Domenici (for Frist) Amendment No. 850, to eliminate methyl tertiary butyl ether from the United States fuel supply, to increase production and use of renewable fuel, and to increase the Nation's energy independence. Pages S7365-69 Schumer/Clinton Amendment No. 853 (to Amendment No. 850), to exclude Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts I, IV, and V from the renewable fuel program. Pages S7372-73 A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the only remaining second-degree amendments to Domenici Amendment No. 850 (listed above) be ethanol-related amendments by Senators Schumer (listed above) and Boxer (two amendments); that when the Senate resumes consideration of S. 14 at 10 a.m., on Thursday, June 5, 2003, Senator Boxer be recognized to offer an amendment; and that following debate on the ethanol-related amendments, they be temporarily set aside and the votes occur in relation to the amendments in the order offered at a time determined by the Majority Leader, after consultation with the Democratic Leader. Page S7415 Messages From the House: Page S7378 Measures Referred: Page S7378 Measures Placed on Calendar: Page S7378 Executive Communications: Pages S7378-81 Additional Cosponsors: Pages S7381-83 Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions: Pages S7383-S7405 Additional Statements: Pages S7375-77 Amendments Submitted: Pages S7405-14 Notices of Hearings/Meetings: Page S7414 Authority for Committees to Meet: Page S7414 Privilege of the Floor: Pages S7414-15 Text of H.R. 1588 as Previously Passed (Senate amendment which is the text of S. 1050, as passed the Senate on 5-22-03, and further amended on today): Pages S7297-S7364 Text of S. 1047 as Previously Passed (Division A of Senate amendment to H.R. 1588): Pages S7301-43 Text of S. 1048, as Previously Passed (Division B of Senate amendment to H.R. 1588): Pages S7343-54 Text of S. 1049, as Previously Passed (Division C of Senate amendment to H.R. 1588): Pages S7354-64 Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--206) Pages S7297, S7317 Adjournment: Senate met at 9:30 a.m., and adjourned at 6:20 p.m., until 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, June 5, 2003. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S7415.)
[Daily Digest] [Pages D608-D609] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Committee Meetings (Committees not listed did not meet) MEDIA OWNERSHIP Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded oversight hearings to examine activities of the Federal Communications Commission, focusing on their recent decision to adopt new broadcast ownership limits, after receiving testimony from Michael K. Powell, Chairman, and Kathleen Q. Abernathy, Michael J. Copps, Kevin J. Martin, Jonathan S. Adelstein, each a Commissioner, all of the Federal Communications Commission. PUBLIC LANDS Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests concluded hearings to examine S. 714, to provide for the conveyance of a small parcel of Bureau of Land Management land in Douglas County, Oregon, to the county to improve management of and recreational access to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, S. 391, to enhance ecosystem protection and the range of outdoor opportunities protected by statute in the Skykomish River valley of the State of Washington by designating certain lower-elevation Federal lands as wilderness, S. 1003, to clarify the intent of Congress with respect to the continued use of established commercial outfitter hunting camps on the Salmon River, H.R. 417, to revoke a Public Land Order with respect to certain lands erroneously included in the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge, California, and S. 924, to authorize the exchange of lands between [[Page D609]] an Alaska Native Village Corporation and the Department of the Interior, after receiving testimony from Senator Murray; Mark Rey, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and Environment; Jim Hughes, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Mike Town, Friends of the Wild Sky, Skykomish, Washington; Mark Heckert, Washington Wildlife Federation, Olympia; Ed Husmann, Sultan, Washington, on behalf of the Snohomish County Farm Bureau; and John Postema, Snohomish, Washington. IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee held hearings to examine Iraq stabilization and reconstruction, focusing on international contributions and resources, receiving testimony from Alan P. Larson, Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs; Dov S. Zakheim, Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller); John B. Taylor, Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs; and Andrew S. Natsios, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development. Hearing continue on Thursday, June 12. NATIONAL SECURITY PERSONNEL SYSTEM Committee on Governmental Affairs: Committee concluded hearings to examine proposed legislation to create a National Security Personnel System, focusing on transforming the way the Department of Defense recruits, retains and manages its civilian workforce, after receiving testimony from Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense; David M. Walker, Comptroller General of the United States, General Accounting Office; Bobby L. Harnage, Sr., American Federation of Government Employees (AFL-CIO), Washington, D.C.; Paul C. Light, New York University Wagner School of Public Service, New York, on behalf of the Center for Public Service and the Brookings Institution. INDIAN RESERVATION ROADS PROGRAM Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee concluded hearings on S. 725, to amend the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century to provide from the Highway Trust Fund additional funding for Indian reservation roads, S. 281, to amend the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century to make certain amendments with respect to Indian tribes, to provide for training and technical assistance to Native Americans who are interested in commercial vehicle driving careers, and S. 1165, to amend the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century to provide from the Highway Trust Fund additional funding for Indian reservation roads, after receiving testimony from Senator Bingaman; Arthur E. Hamilton, Associate Administrator for Federal Lands Highways, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation; Terry Virden, Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior; Joe Shirley, Jr., Navajo Nation, Window Rock, Arizona; Chadwick Smith, Cherokee Nation, Tahlequah, Oklahoma; Richard Milonovich, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla, Palm Springs, California; James Garrigan, Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians of Minnesota, Red Lake; and Loretta Bullard, Kawerak, Inc., Nome, Alaska. AUTHORIZATION--SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship: Committee concluded hearings to examine the President's proposed budget request and proposed legislation authorizing funds for fiscal year 2004 for the Small Business Administration, after receiving testimony from Hector V. Barreto, Administrator, Small Business Administration.
[Daily Digest] [Pages D609-D611] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] House of Representatives Chamber Action Measures Introduced: 26 public bills, H.R. 2318-2343; and; 3 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 206-207, and H. Res. 259, were introduced. Pages H4976-77 Additional Cosponsors: Pages H4978-79 Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows: Supplemental report on H.R. 1086, to encourage the development and promulgation of voluntary consensus standards by providing relief under the antitrust laws to standards development organizations with respect to conduct engaged in for the purpose of developing voluntary consensus standards (H. Rept. 108-125, Pt. 2); H. Res. 258, providing for consideration of S. 222, to approve the settlement of the water rights claims of the Zuni Indian Tribe in Apache County, Arizona, and for consideration of S. 273, to provide for the expeditious completion of the acquisition of [[Page D610]] land owned by the State of Wyoming within the boundaries of Grand Teton National Park (H. Rept. 108-140); and H. Con. Res. 190, to establish a joint committee to review House and Senate rules, joint rules, and other matters assuring continuing representation and congressional operations for the American people (H. Rept. 108-141). Page H4976 Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Bass to act as Speaker Pro Tempore for today. Page H4879 Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Rev. Clint Decker, pastor, Clay Center Wesleyan Church of Clay Center, Kansas. Page H4879 Recess: The House recessed at 10:32 a.m. and reconvened at 1:02 p.m. Page H4883 Suspension: The House agreed to suspend the rules and agree to the following measures: Commending the Participants and Supporters of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq: H. Con. Res. 177, amended, recognizing and commending the members of the United States Armed Forces and their leaders, and the allies of the United States and their armed forces, who participated in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq and recognizing the continuing dedication of military families and employers and defense civilians and contractors and the countless communities and patriotic organizations that lent their support to the Armed Forces during those operations (agreed to by \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 406 yeas to 2 nays with 8 voting ``present'', Roll No. 237); Pages H4883-92, H4919-20 Commending the Support of Businesses and Business Owners to the Armed Forces and their Families: H. Res. 201, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that our Nation's businesses and business owners should be commended for their support of our troops and their families as they serve our country in many ways, especially in these days of increased engagement of our military in strategic locations around our Nation and around the world (agreed to by \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 410 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 238); Pages H4892-95, H4920-21 Sports Agent Responsibility and Trust Act: H.R. 361, amended, to designate certain conduct by sports agents relating to the signing of contracts with student athletes as unfair and deceptive acts or practices to be regulated by the Federal Trade Commission; and Pages H4895-99 Armed Forces Naturalization Act: H.R. 1954, amended, to revise the provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act relating to naturalization through service in the Armed Forces (agreed to by \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 414 yeas to 5 nays, Roll No. 239). Pages H4899-H4910, H4921 Supplemental Report: Agreed that the Committee on the Judiciary have permission to file a supplemental report on H.R. 1086, Standards Development Organization Advancement Act of 2003. Page H4922 Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act: The House passed H.R. 760, to prohibit the procedure commonly known as partial-birth abortion by yea-and-nay vote of 282 yeas to 139 nays, Roll No. 242. The House subsequently passed S. 3, a similar Senate-passed bill after striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu the provisions of H.R. 760, as passed the House, and H.R. 760 was laid upon the table. The House insisted on its amendment and requested a conference with the Senate. Appointed as conferees from the Committee on the Judiciary: Chairman Sensenbrenner and Representatives Hyde and Nadler. Pages H4910-19, H4922-53 Agreed to the Nadler motion to instruct conferees to insist that the Committee of Conference allow members to offer and debate amendments and that all meetings be open to the public and media and be held in venues selected to maximize the capacity for attendance of the public and the media. Page H4953 Rejected the Baldwin motion that sought to recommit the bill to the Committee on the Judiciary with instructions to report it back to the House forthwith with an amendment that permits an exception for abortions that are necessary for the preservation of the life or health of the mother by yea-and-nay vote of 165 yeas to 256 nays, Roll No. 241. Pages H4948-50 Rejected the Greenwood amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in H. Rept. 108-139 that sought to make it unlawful to knowingly perform an abortion after the fetus has become viable unless it is necessary to preserve the life of the woman or to avert serious adverse consequences to her health by yea-and-nay vote of 133 yeas to 287 nays, Roll No. 240. Pages H4939-48 H. Res. 257, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was agreed to by yea-and-nay vote of 280 yeas to 138 nays, Roll No. 236. Page H4919 Order of Business--Joint Committee to Review House and Senate Rules Pertaining to the Continuity of Congress: Agreed that it be in order at any time without intervention of any point of order to consider H. Con. Res. 190, to establish a joint [[Page D611]] committee to review House and Senate rules, joint rules, and other matters assuring continuing representation and congressional operations for the American people; that it shall be considered as read for amendment; debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Rules; and the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the concurrent resolution to final adoption without intervening motion. Page H4956 Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appear on page H4879. Referral: S. 313 was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Page H4975 Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on page H4979. Quorum Calls--Votes: Seven yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H4919, H4920, H4920- 21, H4921, H4948, H4949-50, and H4950-51. There were no quorum calls. Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 11:45 p.m.
[Daily Digest] [Pages D611-D612] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Committee Meetings FARM BILL--CONSERVATION TITLE IMPLEMENTATION Committee on Agriculture: Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Rural Development, and Research held a hearing to review conservation technical assistance and the implementation of the Conservation Title of the 2002 Farm Bill. Testimony was heard from Jim Moseley, Deputy Secretary, USDA; and public witnesses. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA APPROPRIATIONS Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on the District of Columbia held a hearing on Fiscal Year 2004 Budget Request. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the District of Columbia: Anthony Williams, Mayor; Linda Cropp, Chairman, Council; and Natwar Gandhi, Chief Financial Officer. TEACHER RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION ACT; READY TO TEACH ACT Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness approved for full Committee action, as amended, the following bills: H.R. 438, Teacher Recruitment and Retention Act of 2003; and H.R. 2211, Ready to Teach Act of 2003. STRENGTHENING PENSION SECURITY Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Employer- Employee Relations held a hearing on ``Strengthening Pension Security: Examining the Health and Future of Defined Benefit Pension Plans.'' Testimony was heard from public witnesses. WIRELESS E-911 IMPLEMENTATION Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet held a hearing entitled ``Wireless E-911 Implementation: Progress and Remaining Hurdles.'' Testimony was heard from John B. Muleta, Bureau Chief, Wireless Telecommunications, FCC; and public witnesses. FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit held a hearing entitled ``Fair Credit Reporting Act: How it Functions for Consumers and the Economy.'' Testimony was heard from Howard Beales, Director, Bureau of Consumer Affairs, FTC; Dolores Smith, Director, Division of Consumer and Community Affairs, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System; William H. Sorell, Attorney General, State of Vermont; and public witnesses. U.S. NONPROLIFERATION POLICY AFTER IRAQ Committee on International Relations: Held a hearing on U.S. Nonproliferation Policy After Iraq. Testimony was heard from John R. Bolton, Under Secretary, Arms Control and International Security, Department of State; Alan Zelikoff, Senior Scientist, Center for National Security and Arms Control, Sandia National Laboratories; and public witnesses. MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES Committee on International Relations: Subcommittee on Africa approved for full Committee action the following measures: H. Con. Res. 80, expressing the sense of Congress relating to efforts of the Peace Parks Foundation in the Republic of South Africa to facilitate the establishment and development of transfrontier conservation efforts in southern Africa; H. Con. Res. 134, acknowledging the deepening relationship between the United States and the Republic of Djibouti and recognizing Djibouti's role in combating terrorism; H. Con. Res. 154, concerning the transition to democracy in the Republic of Burundi; H. Res. 177, amended, commending the people of the Republic of Kenya for conducting free and fair elections, for the peaceful and orderly transfer of power in their government, and for the continued success of democracy in their nation since that transition; H. Res. 237, honoring the life and work of [[Page D612]] Walter Sisulu, a critical leader in the movement to free South Africa of apartheid, on the occasion of his death; and H. Res. 194, amended, regarding the importance of international efforts to abolish slavery and other human rights abuses in the Sudan. PROPOSED JOINT COMMITTEE--REVIEW HOUSE AND SENATE RULES, AND OTHER MATTERS ASSURING CONTINUING REPRESENTATION AND CONGRESSIONAL OPERATIONS Committee on Rules: Ordered reported H. Con. Res. 190, to establish a joint committee to review House and Senate rules, joint rules, and other matters assuring continuing representation and congressional operations for the American people. Prior to this action, the Subcommittee on Technology and the House held a hearing on the concurrent resolution. Testimony was heard from Representatives Dreier and Frost. ZUNI INDIAN TRIBE WATER RIGHTS SETTLEMENT ACT; AND GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK LAND EXCHANGE ACT Committee on Rules: Granted, by a vote of 8 to 3, a closed rule providing that S. 222, Zuni Indian Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act shall be debatable in the House for 40 minutes equally divided between the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Resources. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of S. 222. The rule provides one motion to recommit, with or without instructions, for S. 222. The rule further provides that S. 273, Grand Teton National Park Land Exchange Act, shall be debatable in the House for 40 minutes equally divided between the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Resources. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of S. 273. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit, with or without instructions, for S. 273. AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES RESEARCH ACT Committee on Science: Ordered reported, as amended, H.R. 1081, Aquatic Invasive Species Research Act. STAFFING FOR ADEQUATE FIRE AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE FIREFIGHTERS ACT Committee on Science: Held a hearing on H.R. 1118, Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Firefighters Act of 2003. Testimony was heard from public witnesses. SMALL BUSINESS ADVOCACY IMPROVEMENT ACT Committee on Small Business: Ordered reported, as amended, H.R. 1772, Small Business Advocacy Improvement Act of 2003. VISA APPROVAL BACKLOG Committee on Small Business: Held a hearing on the Visa Approval Backlog and its impact on American Small Business. Testimony was heard from Janice L. Jacobs, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Visa Services, Department of State; Robert J. Garrity, Deputy Assistant Director, FBI, Department of Justice; and public witnesses. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION REAUTHORIZATION Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management held an oversight hearing on The Administration's Proposal to Reauthorize the Economic Development Administration. Testimony was heard from David A. Sampson, Assistant Secretary, Economic Development, Department of Commerce and a public witness. WATER: IS IT THE ``OIL'' OF THE 21ST CENTURY? Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment concluded oversight hearings on Water: Is it the ``Oil'' of the 21st Century? Testimony was heard from public witnesses. CIA TECHNICAL PROGRAM Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Subcommittee on Human Intelligence, Analysis and Counterintelligence met in executive session to hold a hearing on CIA Technical Program. Testimony was heard from departmental witnesses. Joint Meetings SERBIA Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission): Commission concluded hearings to examine democracy, human rights, and justice in Serbia today, after receiving testimony from Ivan Vujacic, Ambassador of Serbia and Montenegro to the United States, Nina Bang- Jensen, Coalition for International Justice, and Elizabeth Anderson, Human Rights Watch, all of Washington, D.C.
[Daily Digest] [Page D613] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [[Page D613]] COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2003 (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated) Senate Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2004 for foreign operations, 2 p.m., SD-192. Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to hold hearings to examine reauthorization of the Defense Production Act, 10 a.m., SD-538. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold hearings to examine Title XI, 2:30 a.m., SR-253. Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine, to hold hearings to examine financing AMTRAK, 10 a.m., SR-253. Committee on Environment and Public Works: Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate Change, and Nuclear Safety, to hold hearings to examine S. 485, to amend the Clean Air Act to reduce air pollution through expansion of cap and trade programs, to provide an alternative regulatory classification for units subject to the cap and trade program, focusing on emissions-control technologies and utility- sector investment issues, 9:30 a.m., SD-406. Committee on Finance: to hold hearings to examine S. 824, to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration, Time to be announced, Room to be announced. Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs, to hold hearings to examine life inside North Korea, 1:30 p.m., SD-419. Committee on Governmental Affairs: to hold hearings to examine the nominations of C. Stewart Verdery, Jr., of Virginia, and Michael J. Garcia, of New York, both to be an Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, 10:30 a.m., SD-342. Committee on the Judiciary: business meeting to consider S. Res. 116, commemorating the life, achievements, and contributions of Al Lerner, and the nominations of R. Hewitt Pate, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Attorney General, David B. Rivkin, Jr., of Virginia, to be a Member of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States, 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, 9:30 a.m., SD-226. Committee on Rules and Administration: to hold hearings to examine Senate Rule XXII relative to the cloture rule and proposals to amend this rule, 2 p.m., SR-301. House Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, hearing on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth. Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``Consumer Directed Services: Improving Medicaid Beneficiaries' Access to Quality Care,'' 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn. Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises, hearing on H.R. 2179, Securities Fraud Deterrence and Investor Restitution Act of 2003, 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn. Committee on Government Reform, hearing on ``Wasted Space, Wasted Dollars: Reforming Federal Real Property to Meet 21st Century Needs;'' followed by a markup of H.R. 2086, Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 2003, 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn. Committee on the Judiciary, oversight hearing entitled ``The United States Department of Justice,'' 9 a.m., 2141 Rayburn. Committee on Science, Subcommittee on Environment, Technology, and Standards, to mark up H.R. 1856, Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research Amendments Act of 2003; followed by a hearing on Manufacturing R: How Can the Federal Government Help? 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Aviation, oversight hearing on The Aircraft Cabin Environment, 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Subcommittee on Intelligence Policy and National Security, executive, briefing on Global Intelligence Update, 9 a.m., H-405 Capital. Select Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness and Response and the Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism, joint hearing entitled ``Does the Homeland Security Act of 2002 give the Department the tools it needs to Determine Which Bio-Warfare Threats are Most Serious?'' 2 p.m., 2318 Rayburn. Joint Meetings Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: to hold hearings to examine arming rogue regimes, focusing the role of OSCE Participating States, 10 a.m., 334 Cannon Building.
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POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Record, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402, Along with the entire Mailing label from the last issue received. ``Periodicals'' postage is paid at Washington, D.C. [[Page D614]] _______________________________________________________________________ Next Meeting of the SENATE 9:30 a.m, Thursday, June 5 Senate Chamber Program for Thursday: After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond 10 a.m.), Senate will continue consideration of S. 14, to enhance the energy security of the United States, with votes to occur on certain amendments. Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 10 a.m., Thursday, June 5 House Chamber Program for Thursday: Consideration of H.R. 1474, Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act (open rule, one hour of debate); Consideration of H. Con. Res. 190, Joint Committee to Review House and Senate Rules Pertaining to the Continuity of Congress (unanimous consent, one hour of debate); Consideration of S. 222, Zuni Indian Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act (closed rule, 40 minutes of debate); and Consideration of S. 273, Grand Teton National Park Land Exchange Act (closed rule, 40 minutes of debate). _______________________________________________________________________ Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue HOUSE Bereuter, Doug, Nebr., E1127 Blunt, Roy, Mo., E1127 Boehlert, Sherwood, N.Y., E1128 Brady, Robert A., Pa., E1133 Cardoza, Dennis A., Calif., E1121, E1124, E1125 Clay, Wm. Lacy, Mo., E1121, E1123, E1125 Cubin, Barbara, Wyo., E1131 Cunningham, Randy ``Duke'', Calif., E1126 Davis, Jim, Fla., E1121, E1124 Doyle, Michael F., Pa., E1129 Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E1132 Evans, Lane, Ill., E1131 Frank, Barney, Mass., E1129 Hoeffel, Joseph M., Pa., E1127 Honda, Michael M., Calif., E1132 Kolbe, Jim, Ariz., E1131 Lipinski, William O., Ill., E1126 Lofgren, Zoe, Calif., E1132 McGovern, James P., Mass., E1130 Ney, Robert W., Ohio, E1132 Petri, Thomas E., Wisc., E1127 Radanovich, George, Calif., E1127 Rangel, Charles B., N.Y., E1121, E1123, E1124 Schrock, Edward L., Va., E1128 Sessions, Pete, Tex., E1126 Stark, Fortney Pete, Calif., E1122, E1124 Tauscher, Ellen O., Calif., E1131 Towns, Edolphus, N.Y., E1132 Udall, Tom, N.M., E1133 Wilson, Heather, N.M., E1128