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                                           Wednesday, July 23, 2003

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HIGHLIGHTS

      House passed H.R. 2799, Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations.
      House passed H.R. 2800, Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and 
      Related Programs Appropriations.
      House Committees ordered reported eight sundry measures.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S9741-S9825
Measures Introduced: Five bills and one resolution were introduced, as 
follows: S. 1445-1449, and S. Res. 199.
  Pages S9793-94
Measures Passed:
  Pediatric Research Equity Act: Senate passed S. 650, to amend the 
Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to authorize the Food and Drug 
Administration to require certain research into drugs used in pediatric 
patients, after agreeing to the committee amendment and the following 
amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S9811-19
  DeWine (for Gregg) Amendment No. 1360, relative to the applicability 
to new drugs and biological products.
Pages S9815-16
  Native American Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program Consolidation 
Act: Senate passed S. 285, to authorize the integration and 
consolidation of alcohol and substance abuse programs and services 
provided by Indian tribal governments, after agreeing to the committee 
amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  Pages S9819-23
Homeland Security Appropriations: Senate continued consideration of 
H.R. 2555, making appropriations for the Department of Homeland 
Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2004, taking action 
on the following amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S9748-88
Adopted:
  Boxer/Schumer Amendment No. 1328, to require reports on protecting 
commercial aircraft from the threat of shoulder-fired missile systems. 
                                                         Pages S9749-51
  By 79 yeas to 19 nays (Vote No. 292), Boxer Amendment No. 1331, to 
require a classified report to Congress on the security costs incurred 
by State and local government law enforcement personnel in each state 
in complying with requests and requirements of the United States Secret 
Service to provide protective services and transportation for foreign 
and domestic officials.
Pages S9751-53, S9755-56
  Dayton Amendment No. 1336, to prohibit the use of funds for 
procurements in contravention of the Buy American Act.
Pages S9757-58
  Lautenberg Amendment No. 1344, to provide for a report to Congress on 
the Homeland Security Advisory System.
Pages S9767-69
  Byrd (for Bingaman) Amendment No. 1353, to provide for a study by the 
General Accounting Office on the implementation of the Student Exchange 
Visitor Information System (SEVIS).
Pages S9783-85
  Byrd (for Dodd) Amendment No. 1354, to ensure that there is a robust 
program of research and development for the Coast Guard. 
                                                         Pages S9783-85
  Byrd Amendment No. 1355, to provide that the Secretary of Homeland 
Security has published in the Federal Register the Department's privacy 
notice for CAPPS II or no later than 60 days after enactment of this 
Act, whichever is later.
Pages S9783-85
  Byrd (for Murray) Amendment No. 1356, to provide funding for oil 
spill prevention efforts under the Ports and Waterways Safety Systems 
(PAWSS) program.
Pages S9783-85
  Byrd (for Reid/Ensign) Amendment No. 1357, to express the sense of 
the Senate that the Secretary of Homeland Security should take into 
account tourist population as a factor when determining resource needs 
and potential vulnerabilities for the purpose of allocating funds for 
discretionary and formula grants.
Pages S9783-85

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  Byrd (for Conrad/Dorgan) Amendment No. 1358, to require the Under 
Secretary for Emergency Preparedness and Response to review any 
outstanding claims by the University of North Dakota relating to 
damages and costs associated with the April 1997 flooding in North 
Dakota and report to Congress on the efforts to resolve such claims. 
                                                         Pages S9783-85
  Byrd (for Edwards) Amendment No. 1359, to require a report on the 
vulnerability of the 250 largest sports and entertainment facilities 
(based on seating capacity).
Pages S9783-85
Rejected:
  Hollings Amendment No. 1341, to provide funds to increase maritime 
security. (By 50 yeas to 48 nays (Vote No. 294), Senate tabled the 
amendment.)
Pages S9758-63
Withdrawn:
  Clinton Amendment No. 1348, to express the sense of the Senate that 
homeland security grants to States and local governments awarded 
pursuant to section 1014 of the USA PATRIOT ACT of 2001 (42 U.S.C. 
3711) should be allocated to States through a threat-based formula, 
with minimum allocations for small States.
Pages S9774, S9775-78
Pending:
  Reid Amendment No. 1318, to appropriate $20,000,000 to the Office for 
Domestic Preparedness to be used for grants to urban areas with large 
tourist populations.
Page S9748
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 45 yeas to 53 nays (Vote No. 293), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, with 
respect to Murray Amendment No. 1327, to increase funding for emergency 
management performance grants. Subsequently, the point of order that 
the amendment was in violation of section 302(f) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974, since the amendment would provide spending in 
excess of the 302(b) allocation, was sustained, and the amendment thus 
falls.
Pages S9753-55, S9756
  By 45 yeas to 51 nays (Vote No. 295), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, with 
respect to Schumer Amendment No. 1343, to increase the funds for 
research and development related to transportation security. 
Subsequently, the point of order that the amendment was in violation of 
section 302(f) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, since the 
amendment would provide spending in excess of the 302(b) allocation, 
was sustained, and the amendment thus falls.
Pages S9763-67, S9774
  By 48 yeas to 49 nays (Vote No. 296), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, with 
respect to Mikulski Amendment No. 1346, to increase the amount of the 
appropriation for firefighter assistance grants by $150,000,000. 
Subsequently, the point of order that the amendment was in violation of 
section 302(f) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, since the 
amendment would provide spending in excess of the 302(b) allocation, 
was sustained, and the amendment thus falls.
Pages S9769-73, S9774-75
  By 43 yeas to 52 nays (Vote No. 297), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, with 
respect to Corzine Amendment No. 1350, to appropriate $80,000,000 for 
the Office of the Under Secretary for Information Analysis and 
Infrastructure Protection to conduct chemical facility security 
assessments. Subsequently, the point of order that the amendment was in 
violation of section 302(f) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, 
since the amendment would provide spending in excess of the 302(b) 
allocation, was sustained, and the amendment thus falls. 
                                               Pages S9778-80, S9782-83
  By 45 yeas to 51 nays (Vote No. 298), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, with 
respect to Schumer/Baucus Amendment No. 1351, to make available an 
additional $200,000,000 to increase the number of border personnel at 
the northern border of the United States by the end of fiscal year 
2004. Subsequently, the point of order that the amendment was in 
violation of section 302(f) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, 
since the amendment would provide spending in excess of the 302(b) 
allocation, was sustained, and the amendment thus falls. 
                                                  Pages S9780-82, S9783
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the bill at 10 a.m., on Thursday, July 24, 2003. 
                                                             Page S9824
Appointments:
  Mickey Leland National Urban Air Toxics Research Center: The Chair, 
on behalf of the Majority Leader, pursuant to Public Law 101-549, 
appointed Dr. Bernard Goldstein, of Pennsylvania, to the Board of 
Directors of the Mickey Leland National Urban Air Toxics Research 
Center, vice M.M. Key.
  Page S9823
  United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control: The 
Chair, on behalf of the Majority Leader, pursuant to the provisions of 
Public

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Law 99-93, as amended by Public Law 99-151, appointed Senator Norman 
Coleman of Minnesota as a member of the United States Senate Caucus on 
International Narcotics Control.
  Page S9823
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  Nicole R. Nason, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of 
Transportation.
  Pamela Harbour, of New York, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner for 
the term of seven years from September 26, 2002.
Pages S9823, S9825
Messages From the House:
  Page S9791
Enrolled Bills Presented:
  Page S9791
Executive Communications:
  Pages S9791-93
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S9793
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S9794-95
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S9795-S9801
Additional Statements:
  Pages S9790-91
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S9801-10
Authority for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S9810-11
Privilege of the Floor:
  Page S9811
Record Votes: Seven record votes were taken today. (Total--298) 
                                 Pages S9755-56, S9763, S9774-75, S9783
Recess: Senate met at 9 a.m., and recessed at 8:48 p.m., until 9:30 
a.m., on Thursday, July 24, 2003. (For Senate's program, see the 
remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S9824.)


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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on 
Housing and Transportation concluded hearings to examine enhancing the 
role of the private sector in public transportation, focusing on 
competitive contracting, the Denver Experience, intercity motorcoach 
security funding, intermodal facilities funding, rural transportation, 
and public funds versus private operators, after receiving testimony 
from Irwin Rosenberg, Laidlaw Transit Services, Inc., Burlington, 
Ontario, on behalf of the American Transit Services Council; Robert 
Molofsky, Amalgamated Transit Union, and Peter J. Pantuso, American Bus 
Association, both of Washington, D.C.; and Margie Wilcox, Taxicab, 
Limousine, and Paratransit Association, Kensington, Maryland.
PUBLIC INTEREST AND LOCALISM: MEDIA OWNERSHIP
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded 
hearings on public interest and localism issues with respect to media 
ownership, including public interest obligations of local broadcasters 
and the role of broadcasters in the delivery of local news and public 
affairs programming, after receiving testimony from Michael J. Copps, 
Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission; Robert Corn-Revere, 
Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP, Washington, D.C.; Barry M. Faber, Sinclair 
Broadcast Group, Inc., Hunt Valley, Maryland; David J. Davis, WPVI-
Channel 6, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Dean Martin Kaplan, University 
of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication, Los Angeles; 
and L. Brent Bozell III, Parents Television Council and the 
Conservative Communications Center, Alexandria, Virginia.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee ordered favorably 
reported the following bills:
  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, with an amendment;
  S. 434, to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to sell or exchange 
all or part of certain parcels of National Forest System land in the 
State of Idaho and use the proceeds derived from the sale or exchange 
for National Forest System purposes, with an amendment in the nature of 
a substitute;
  S. 435, to provide for the conveyance by the Secretary of Agriculture 
of the Sandpoint Federal Building and adjacent land in Sandpoint, 
Idaho, with an amendment;
  S. 452, to require that the Secretary of the Interior conduct a study 
to identify sites and resources, to recommend alternatives for 
commemorating and interpreting the Cold War, with an amendment;
  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, with an amendment;
  S. 1003, to clarify the intent of Congress with respect to the 
continued use of established commercial outfitter hunting camps on the 
Salmon River, with an amendment;
  H.R. 622, to provide for the exchange of certain lands in the 
Coconino and Tonto National Forests in Arizona, with an amendment;

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  H.R. 1012, to establish the Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic 
Site in the District of Columbia, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee ordered favorably reported 
the following business items:
  The Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International 
Carriage by Air, done at Montreal May 28, 1999 (Treaty Doc. 106-45), 
with 1 reservation;
  Protocol to Amend the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules 
Relating to International Carriage by Air Signed at Warsaw on October 
12, 1929, done at The Hague September 28, 1955 (The Hague Protocol) ( 
Treaty Doc. 107-14);
  Agreement Between the Government of the United States of America and 
the Government of the Russian Federation on the Conservation and 
Management of the Alaska-Chukotka Polar Bear Population done at 
Washington on October 16, 2000 (Treaty Doc. 107-10), with 1 condition;
  Agreement Amending the Treaty Between the Government of the United 
States of America and the Government of Canada on Pacific Coast 
Albacore Tuna Vessels and Port Privileges done at Washington May 26, 
1981 (the ``Treaty''), effected by an exchange of diplomatic notes at 
Washington on July 17, 2002, and August 13, 2002 (the ``Agreement'') 
(Treaty Doc 108-1);
  Amendments to the 1987 Treaty on Fisheries Between the Governments of 
Certain Pacific Island States and the Government of the United States 
of America, with Annexes and agreed statements, done at Port Moresby, 
April 2, 1987, done at Koror, Palau, March 30, 1999, and at Kiritimati, 
Kiribati, March 24, 2002 (Treaty Doc. 108-2), with 1 declaration;
  H. Con. Res. 209, commending the signing of the United States-
Adriatic Charter, a charter of partnership among the United States, 
Albania, Croatia, and Macedonia, with amendments; and
  S. Res. 184, calling on the Government of the People's Republic of 
China immediately and unconditionally to release Dr. Yang Jianli, with 
amendments; and
  A Foreign Service Officer promotion list received in the Senate on 
June 25, 2003.
IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee held hearings to examine 
status and prospects for reconstruction relating to Iraq, focusing on 
establishing public safety, Iraqi ownership, employment, providing 
basic services, decentralization, changing the Iraqi national mindset, 
mobilizing a new reconstruction coalition, money and flexibility, 
Ba'athist media, and U.S. media operations, receiving testimony from 
John Hamre, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, 
D.C.; and Anthony Borden, Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 
London, United Kingdom.
  Hearings continue on Tuesday, July 29, 2003.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee ordered 
favorably reported the following business items:
  S. 720, to amend title IX of the Public Health Service Act to provide 
for the improvement of patient safety and to reduce the incidence of 
events that adversely affect patient safety, with an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute; and
  The nominations of Charles Edward Horner, of the District of 
Columbia, and Stephen D. Krasner, of California, each to be a Member of 
the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace, and 
Eric S. Dreiband, of Virginia, to be General Counsel of the Equal 
Employment Opportunity Commission.
INDIAN HEALTH CARE
Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee concluded hearings on S. 556, to 
amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to revise and extend that 
Act, after receiving testimony from Melanie Benjamin, Mille Lacs Band 
of Ojibwe, Onamia, Minnesota; Buford L. Rolin, Poarch Creek Band of 
Indians, Atmore, Alabama, on behalf of the Indian Health Board; Myra M. 
Munson, Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Miller and Munson, Juneau, Alaska; 
and Mim Dixon, Dixon and Associates, Boulder, Colorado.
LAW ENFORCEMENT AND TERRORISM
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded hearings on law 
enforcement and terrorism issues, focusing on ongoing federal efforts 
to improve the collection and use of intelligence to protect the 
American people from terrorist attacks, and the Department of Justice 
Inspector General Report, ``The September 11 Detainees: A Review of the 
Treatment of Aliens Held on Immigration Charges in Connection with the 
Investigation of the September 11 Attacks'' after receiving testimony 
from Robert S. Mueller III, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 
Department of Justice; and Asa Hutchinson, Under Secretary of Homeland 
Security for Border and Transportation Security.
NOMINATION
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
nomination of William H. Pryor,

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Jr., of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh 
Circuit.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded hearings to examine the 
nominations of Rene Acosta, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Attorney 
General, who was introduced by Senator Allen and Representative Ros-
Lehtinen, and Daniel J. Bryant, of Virginia, to be an Assistant 
Attorney General, who was introduced by Senators Allen and Biden, both 
of the Department of Justice, after the nominees testified and answered 
questions in their own behalf.
SMITHFIELD/FARMLAND DEAL
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition 
Policy, and Consumer Rights concluded hearings to examine agricultural 
consolidation and the Smithfield/Farmland Deal, after receiving 
testimony from Senator Johnson; Joseph Sebring, John Morrell, Inc., 
Cincinnati, Ohio; William Hughes, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, 
Trade and Consumer Protection, Madison; Russ Kremer, Missouri Farmers' 
Union, Jefferson City; Michael Stumo, Organization for Competitive 
Markets, Winstead, Connecticut; Luther Tweeten, Columbus, Ohio; and 
Patrick Bell, Kenansville, North Carolina.


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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Measures Introduced: 19 public bills, H.R. 2823-2841; 1 private bill, 
H.R. 2842; and 6 resolutions, H. Con Res. 250-251 and H. Res. 330-333, 
were introduced.
  Pages H7453-54
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H7454-55
Reports Filed: Reports were filed as follows:
  H. Res. 334, providing for consideration of H.R. 2765, making 
appropriations for the government of the District of Columbia and other 
activities chargeable in whole or in part against the revenues of said 
District for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2004 (H. Rept. 108-
230);
  H. Res. 335, providing for consideration of H.R. 2427, to authorize 
the Secretary of Health and Human Services to promulgate regulations 
for the reimportation of prescription drugs (H. Rept. 108-231); and
  H. Res. 336, providing for consideration of H.R. 2210, to reauthorize 
the Head Start Act to improve the school readiness of disadvantaged 
children (H. Rept. 108-232).
Page H7453
Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Dr. Ben Haden 
of Changed Lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  Page H7333
Question of Privileges of the House: The House agreed to table H. Res. 
330, concerning a matter of the privileges of the House, by a yea-and-
nay vote of 223 yeas to 193 nays, Roll No. 410.
  Pages H7336-37
Rule Providing for Consideration of the Chile and Singapore Free Trade 
Agreements: The House agreed to H. Res. 329, the rule that is providing 
for consideration of H.R. 2738, to implement the United States-Chile 
Free Trade Agreement, and for consideration of H.R. 2739, to implement 
the United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement by a recorded vote of 
281 ayes to 144 noes, Roll No. 415, and agreed to table the motion to 
reconsider the vote by a recorded vote of 228 ayes to 197 noes, Roll 
No. 416. Earlier, agreed to order the previous question by a recorded 
vote of 226 ayes to 200 noes, Roll No. 413, and agreed to table the 
motion to reconsider the vote by a recorded vote of 223 ayes to 201 
noes, Roll No. 414.
  Pages H7339-47, H7348-51
Motions to Adjourn: Rejected the Hastings of Florida motion to adjourn 
by a yea-and-nay vote of 28 yeas to 389 nays, Roll No. 412, and later 
rejected a second motion to adjourn by a recorded vote of 29 ayes to 
394 noes and 1 voting ``present'', Roll No. 417. 
                                                  Pages H7347-48, H7351
Question of Personal Privilege: Representative Thomas rose to a point 
of personal privilege and was recognized.
  Pages H7351-52
Commerce, Justice, and State, Judiciary, and Related Agencies 
Appropriations: The House passed H.R. 2799, making appropriations for 
the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and 
related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2004 by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 400 yeas to 21 nays, Roll No. 422. The bill was 
also considered on July 22.
  Pages H7337-39, H7352-69
Agreed To:
  Ose amendment that prohibits any funding to issue visas to anyone who 
violates the child abduction provisions of the Immigration and 
Nationality

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Act (agreed to by a recorded vote of 424 ayes with none voting ``no'', 
Roll No. 418); and
Pages H7352-53
  Hostettler amendment that prohibits funds to enforce the judgment of 
the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in 
Glassworth v. Moore dealing with the display of the Ten Commandments 
(agreed to by a recorded vote of 260 ayes to 161 noes, Roll No. 419); 
                                                         Pages H7353-54
Rejected:
  Hinchey amendment No. 1 printed in the Congressional Record of July 
21 that sought to prohibit any funds to be used to prevent Alaska, 
Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Nevada, Oregon, 
or Washington from implementing State laws authorizing the use of 
medical marijuana in those States (rejected by a recorded vote of 152 
ayes to 273 noes, Roll No. 420); and
Pages H7354-55
  Rush amendment that seeks to prohibit funds to be used for the 
sentencing phase of any Federal prosecution in which the death penalty 
is sought by the United States (rejected by a recorded vote of 85 ayes 
to 339 noes, Roll No. 421);
Page H7355
Point of Order sustained against:
  Levin amendment that seeks to prohibit any funding to negotiate a 
Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) or a Central American Free Trade 
Agreement (CAFTA) unless various conditions are met (agreed to sustain 
the ruling of the Chair by a recorded vote of 231 ayes to 198 noes, 
Roll No. 411).
Pages H7337-39
  H. Res. 326, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was 
agreed to by voice vote on July 22.
Recess: The House recessed at 7:21 p.m. and reconvened at 8:08 p.m. 
                                                             Page H7393
Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs 
Appropriations: The House passed H.R. 2800, making appropriations for 
foreign operations, export financing, and related programs for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2004 by yea-and-nay vote of 370 yeas 
to 50 nays, Roll No. 429.
  Pages H7369-76, H7377-H7444
Agreed To:
  Kolbe amendment that clarifies the authorities of the Coordinator of 
United States government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally; 
                                                             Page H7402
  Hefley amendment that strikes $600,000 for International Military 
Education and Training funding;
Pages H7412-14
  Biggert amendment that provides for the United States participation 
in the Thirteenth Replenishment of the Resources of the International 
Development Association;
Pages H7428-29
  Hastings of Florida amendment that expresses the Sense of Congress 
that the President should use all diplomatic options to ensure that the 
Government of North Korea does not engage in efforts relating to the 
proliferation of nuclear weapons;
Page H7429
  Kolbe amendment that clarifies procedures of the United States Agency 
for International Development with respect to competitive contracting 
procedures to support programs in Iraq;
Page H7432
  Sanders amendment that prohibits any funding to support an order 
requiring the production of library circulation records, library patron 
lists, library internet records, bookseller sales records, or 
bookseller customer lists;
Pages H7432-33
Rejected:
  Kilpatrick amendment that sought to increase funding for global HIV/
AIDS programs by $300 million with offsets from the Millennium 
Challenge Account (rejected by recorded vote of 192 ayes to 228 noes, 
Roll No. 425);
Pages H7383-94, H7441-42
  McGovern amendment No. 5 printed in the Congressional Record of July 
21 that sought to increase funding for Child Survival and Health 
Programs fund by $75 million with offsets from the Andean Counterdrug 
Initiative and Plan Colombia (rejected by recorded vote of 195 ayes to 
226 noes, Roll No. 426);
Pages H7394-H7402, H7441-42
  Hefley amendment No. 1 printed in the Congressional Record of July 21 
that sought to reduce overall funding by 1 percent (rejected by 
recorded vote of 110 ayes to 309 noes, Roll No. 427); 
                                                  Pages H7433-34, H7442
  Weiner amendment that sought to prohibit any assistance to Saudi 
Arabia (rejected by recorded vote of 191 ayes to 231 noes, Roll No. 
428);
Pages H7435-40, H7442-43
Point of Order sustained against:
  Jackson of Illinois amendment that sought to increase emergency funds 
for the International Development Agency;
Pages H7381-83
  Kaptur amendment that sought to make available at least $94 million 
in assistance to Ukraine;
Pages H7408-09
  Weiner amendment that sought to prohibit funding to finance directly 
any assistance or reparations to Saudi Arabia;
Pages H7416-17
  Sec. 568(a)(3) dealing with agricultural commodities guaranteed by 
the Commodity Credit Corporation;
Page H7426
  Sec. 572 dealing with Competition in Contracting;
Page H7426
  Sec. 575 dealing with the role of the United States Agency for 
International Development;
Page H7426
  Nadler amendment No. 15 printed in the Congressional Record of July 
22 that sought to withhold one-third of the funding made available to 
the United Nations Relief and Works Agency until the

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President certifies that a program has been established for the 
resettlement of refugees and that the agency replaces its textbooks and 
educational materials that promote anti-Semitism;
Pages H7426-28
  Jackson-Lee amendment No. 10 printed in the Congressional Record of 
July 22 that sought to prohibit funding to prohibit the participation 
of women in international peace efforts;
Pages H7429-30
  Jackson-Lee amendment No. 8 printed in the Congressional Record of 
July 22 that sought to prohibit funding to prohibit the establishment 
of an independent commission on weapons of mass destruction in Iraq; 
                                                         Pages H7430-32
Withdrawn:
  Schiff amendment No. 11 printed in the Congressional Record was 
offered, but subsequently withdrawn, that sought to increase funding 
for the Nonproliferation and Disarmament fund by $15 million; 
                                                         Pages H4710-11
  Ryun of Kansas amendment No. 12 printed in the Congressional Record 
of July 22 was offered, but subsequently withdrawn, that sought to 
prohibit funding to countries that materially hindered the United 
States led coalition's efforts to liberate the Iraqi people; and 
                                                             Page H7430
  Otter amendment was offered, but subsequently withdrawn, that sought 
limit assistance to the Palestinian Authority during a quarter of 
fiscal year 2004 if the Secretary of State determines that the 
Palestinian authority has provided support for acts of international 
terrorism.
Pages H7432-35
Motions to Rise:
  Rejected the DeLauro motion that the Committee rise by a recorded 
vote of 84 ayes to 318 noes, Roll, No. 423; and
Pages H7374-75
  Rejected the Jackson of Illinois motion that the Committee rise by a 
recorded vote of 63 ayes to 342 noes, Roll, No. 424.
Page H7393
  H. Res 327, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was 
agreed to on July 22.
Tax Relief, Simplification, and Equity Act Motions to Instruct 
Conferees: The House completed debate on the Bishop of New York motion 
to instruct conferees on H.R. 1308, Tax Relief, Simplification, and 
Equity Act, that was noted on July 23. Further proceedings on the 
motion were postponed. Earlier, Representative Solis announced her 
intention to offer a motion to instruct conferees on the bill. 
                                                         Pages H7444-49
Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on 
page H7455.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea-and-nay votes and seventeen recorded 
votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on 
pages H7336-37, H7338-39, H7347-48, H7348-49, H7349, H7350, H7350-51, 
H7351, H7353, H7353-54, H7354-55, H7355, H7369, H7375, H7393, H7440-41, 
H7441-42, H7442, H7442-43, and H7443-44. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 2:50 a.m. on 
Thursday, July 24.


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[Daily Digest]
[Pages D877-D880]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

Committee Meetings
WILDFIRE SEASON AND THREATS
Committee on Agriculture: Held a hearing to review the 2002 Wildfire 
Season and the Wildfire Threats of the 2003 Season. Testimony was heard 
from Mark E. Rey, Under Secretary, Natural Resources and Environment, 
USDA; and public witnesses.
AIR FORCE TANKER LEASE PROPOSAL
Committee on Armed Services: Held a hearing on the Air Force Tanker 
Lease Proposal. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the 
Department of Defense: Michael Wynne, Acting Under Secretary, 
Acquisition, Technology and Logistics; Marvin R. Sambur, Assistant 
Secretary, Air Force (Acquisition); and Maj. Gen. Paul W. Essex, USAF, 
Director, Plans and Programs, Headquarters, Air Mobility Command; Neal 
Curtin, Director, Defense Capabilities and Management, GAO; and a 
public witness.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Environment and 
Hazardous Materials held a hearing on the following bills: H.R. 382, 
Solid Waste International Transportation Act of 2003; H.R. 411, to 
direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to 
carry out certain authorities under an agreement with Canada respecting 
the importation of municipal solid waste; and H.R. 1730, Solid Waste 
Interstate Transportation Act of 2003. Testimony was heard from Senator 
Stabenow; Representative Miller of Michigan; Robert Springer, Director, 
Office of Solid Waste, EPA; the following officials of the State of 
Michigan: Ken Sikkema, member, Senate; and Steven Chester, Director, 
Department of Environmental Quality; the following officials of New 
York City: Andrew Lanza, Councilman; and Robert Orlin, Deputy 
Commissioner, Department of Sanitation; Nick DiPasquale, Deputy 
Secretary, Department of Environmental Protection, State of 
Pennsylvania; and public witnesses.
``ISSUES RELATING TO EPHERA-CONTAINING DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS''
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held an hearing entitled ``Issues Relating to Ephera-
containing Dietary Supplements.'' Testimony was heard from Marcia

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Crosse, Acting Director, Health Care--Public Health and Science Issues, 
GAO; and public witnesses.
  In refusing to give testimony, the following witnesses invoked Fifth 
Amendment privileges: Michael Ellis, Founder and co-owner; and Daniel 
Rodriguez, R.N., Head Nurse, all with Metabolife International, Inc., 
San Diego, California; and David Brown, former President and Chief 
Executive Officer, Metabolife International, Inc., San Diego, 
California.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Financial Services: Ordered reported the following: H.R. 
1533, to amend the securities laws to permit church pension plans to be 
invested in collective trusts; H.R. 1985, amended, FHA Multifamily Loan 
Limit Adjustment Act of 2003; H.R. 253, amended, Two Floods and Your 
Are Out of the Taxpayers' Pocket Act of 2003; and H.R. 2420, amended, 
Mutual Funds Integrity and Fee Transparency Act of 2003.
POST 9/11 FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL--IMBALANCED COMPENSATION 
SYSTEM
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Civil Service and 
Agency Organization and the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug 
Policy and Human Resources held a joint hearing entitled ``Federal Law 
Enforcement Personnel in the Post 9/11 Era: How Can We Fix an 
Imbalanced Compensation System?'' Testimony was heard from 
Representatives Filner, Van Hollen, Rogers of Alabama and King of New 
York; Joanne Simms, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Human Resources 
Administration, Department of Justice; Norman J. Rabkin, Managing 
Director, Homeland Security and Justice, GAO; Donald J. Winstead, 
Deputy Associate Director, Center for Pay and Performance Policy, OPM; 
Kay Frances Dolan, Director, Human Relations Policy, Department of 
Homeland Security; and public witnesses.
GAO HUMAN CAPITAL REFORM ACT
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Civil Service and 
Agency Organization approved for full Committee action, as amended, 
H.R. 2751, GAO Human Capital Reform Act of 2003.
SEC STRATEGIC PLANNING
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Government Efficiency 
and Financial Management held an oversight hearing entitled ``SEC 
Strategic Planning--Will Additional Resources Help the SEC Fulfill It's 
Mission?'' Testimony was heard from Richard Hillman, Director, 
Financial Markets and Community Investment, GAO; and Peter Derby, 
Managing Executive, Operations, Office of the Chairman, SEC.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on International Relations: Ordered reported the following 
measures: H.J. Res. 63, amended, to approve the ``Compact of Free 
Association, as amended between the Government of the United States of 
America and the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia,'' and 
the ``Compact of Free Association, as amended between the Government of 
the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of the 
Marshall Islands,'' and otherwise to amend Public Law 99-239, and to 
appropriate for the purposes of amended Public Law 99-239 for fiscal 
years ending on or before September 30, 2023; H.R. 1813, Torture 
Victims Relief Reauthorization Act of 2003; and H.R. 2620, amended, 
Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2003.
CENTRAL ASIA TERRORISM, RELIGIOUS EXTREMISM, AND REGIONAL STABILITY
Committee on International Relations: Subcommittee on the Middle East 
and Central Asia, hearing on Central Asia: Terrorism, Religious 
Extremism, and Regional Stability. Testimony was heard from Stephen 
Blank, Professor, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College; 
and public witnesses.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, an open rule providing one 
hour of general debate on H.R. 2765, making appropriations for the 
government of the District of Columbia and other activities chargeable 
in whole or in part against the revenues of said District for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2004, equally divided and controlled 
by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on 
Appropriations. The rule waives all points of order against 
consideration of the bill. Under the rules of the House the bill shall 
be read for amendment by paragraph. The rule waives points of order 
against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of 
rule XXI (prohibiting unauthorized appropriations or legislative 
provisions in an appropriations bill), except as specified in the 
resolution. The rule provides that the amendment printed in the Rules 
Committee report accompanying the rule may be offered only by a Member 
designated in the report and only at the appropriate point in the 
reading of the bill, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable 
for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by 
the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, 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 waives all points of 
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the amendment printed in the report. The rule authorizes the Chair to 
accord priority in recognition to Members who have pre-printed their 
amendments in the Congressional Record. The rule provides that after a 
motion that the Committee rise 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 
Appropriations or the Majority Leader, or a designee. The rule provides 
that after a motion to strike out the enacting words of the bill (as 
described in clause 9 of rule XVIII) has been rejected, the Chairman 
may not entertain another such motion during further consideration of 
the bill. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or 
without instructions. Testimony was heard from Representatives 
Frelinghuysen and Smith of New Jersey.
PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET ACCESS ACT
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a closed rule providing one 
hour of debate on H.R. 2427, Pharmaceutical Market Access Act of 2003, 
in the House equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking 
minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, or their 
designees. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of 
the bill. The rule provides that during consideration of the bill, 
notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may 
postpone further consideration of the bill to a time designated by the 
Speaker. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit. Testimony 
was heard from Representatives Buyer, Gutknecht, Emerson, Deutsch, 
Sanders, and Emanuel.
READY TO TEACH ACT
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a structured rule providing 
one hour of general debate on H.R. 2210, Ready to Teach Act of 2003, 
equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority 
member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce. The rule 
provides that in lieu of the amendment recommended by the Committee on 
Education and the Workforce now printed in the bill, it shall be in 
order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment, the 
amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part A of the Rules 
Committee report accompanying the resolution, and provides that it 
shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order 
against the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part A 
of the report. The rule provides that amendments printed in part B of 
the report shall be considered only in the order printed in the report, 
may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be 
considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the 
report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, 
shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand 
for a division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the 
Whole. The rule waives all points of order against the amendments 
printed in part B of the report. The rule provides that after a motion 
that the Committee rise 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 
Education and the Workforce or the Majority Leader or a designee. The 
rule provides that after a motion to strike out the enacting words of 
the bill (as described in clause 9 of rule XVIII) has been rejected, 
the Chairman may not entertain another such motion during further 
consideration of the bill. Finally, the rule provides one motion to 
recommit with or without instructions.
TAX CODE--ASSISTING SMALL BUSINESSES--RECENT GAINS AND WHAT REMAINS TO 
BE DONE
Committee on Small Business: Held a hearing on Assisting Small 
Businesses Through the Tax Code--Recent Gains and What Remains to be 
Done. Testimony was heard from Thomas M. Sullivan, Chief Counsel for 
Advocacy, SBA; Nina E. Olson, Taxpayer Advocate, IRS, Department of the 
Treasury; and public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Ordered reported, as 
amended, H.R. 2557, Water Resources Development Act of 2003.
  The Committee also approved the following: GSA Fiscal Year 2004 
Capital Investment and Leasing Program Resolutions and Courthouse 
Resolutions; Natural Resources Conservation Service Small Watershed 
Resolution; and Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Waste, 
Fraud, and Abuse Report.
INTELLIGENCE ISSUES; LEGAL AUTHORITIES
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Met in executive sessions 
to hold hearings on Intelligence Issues and Legal Authorities. 
Testimony was heard from departmental witnesses.
SECURING AMERICA'S BORDERS--BEST BUSINESS PRACTICES
Select Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Infrastructure 
and Border Security held a hearing

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entitled ``Best Business Practices in Securing America's Borders.'' 
Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

Joint Meetings
Notice: The information relative to conference action on H.R. 1588 was 
incorrect on page D865 in the Senate Daily Digest of July 22, 2003. 
Listed below is the statement as it should have appeared:
NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT
Conferees met on the differences between the Senate and House passed 
versions of 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, but did not complete action thereon, and recessed subject to 
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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2003-07-24

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[Pages D880-D881]
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                    COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

                              JULY 24, 2003

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: business 
meeting to mark up 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, 11 a.m., SR-328A.
  Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine the 
nominations of General Richard B. Meyers, USAF, for reappointment as 
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and reappointment to the grade 
of general, and General Peter Pace, USMC, for reappointment as Vice 
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and reappointment to the grade 
of general, 9:30 a.m., SR-325.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee 
on Science, Technology, and Space, to hold joint hearings with the 
House Committee on Science Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics to 
examine space commercialization, 10 a.m., SH-216.
  Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on 
National Parks, to hold oversight hearings to examine the 
competitive sourcing effort within the National Park Service, 3 
p.m., SD-366.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on African Affairs, 
to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Donald K. Steinberg, 
of California, to be Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Nigeria; 
to be followed by hearings on the Congo Basin Forest Partnership, 9 
a.m., SD-419.
  Committee on Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on Oversight of 
Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of 
Columbia, to hold hearings to examine the past and present of the 
administration's competitive sourcing initiative, 9:30 a.m., SD-342.
  Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: to hold 
hearings to examine federal biodefense readiness, 10 a.m., SD-430.
  Committee on the Judiciary: business meeting to consider S.J. Res. 
1, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States 
to protect the rights of crime victims, S. 1301, to amend title 18, 
United States Code, to prohibit video voyeurism in the special 
maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, S. 1177, 
to ensure the collection of all cigarette taxes, S. Con. Res. 40, 
designating August 7, 2003, as ``National Purple Heart Recognition 
Day'', S. Res. 124, designating September 28, 2003, as ``National 
Good Neighbor Day'', S. Res. 167, recognizing the 100th anniversary 
of the founding of the Harley-Davidson 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 leading force for 
product and manufacturing innovation throughout the 20th century, 
and the nominations of James O. Browning, to be United States 
District Judge for the District of New Mexico, Steven M. Colloton, 
of Iowa, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit, 
P. Kevin Castel, to be United States District Judge for the Southern 
District of New York, Sandra J. Feuerstein, to be United States 
District Judge for the Eastern District of New York, Richard J. 
Holwell, to be United States District Judge for the Southern 
District of New York, H. Brent McKnight, to be United States 
District Judge for the Western District of North Carolina, R. David 
Proctor, to be United States District Judge for the Northern 
District of Alabama, Stephen C. Robinson, to be United States 
District Judge for the Southern District of New York, and Rene 
Acosta, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Attorney General, and Daniel 
J. Bryant, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Attorney General, both of 
the Department of Justice, 9:30 a.m., SD-226.
  Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold closed hearings to 
examine certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH-219.


                                 House

  Committee on Agriculture, hearing to review Tobacco Quota Buyout, 
9:30 a.m., 1300 Longworth.
  Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and 
Forestry, hearing to review operations of the Food Stamp Program, 
1:30 p.m., 1302 Longworth.
  Committee on Appropriations, to mark up the Transportation, 
Treasury and Independent Agencies appropriations for fiscal year 
2002, 10 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.
  Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Terrorism, 
Unconventional Threats and Capabilities, hearing on Cyber Terrorism: 
The New Asymmetric Threat, 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Budget, hearing on Economic Effects of Long-Term 
Federal Obligations, 10 a.m., 210 Cannon.

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  Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on 
Workforce Protections, to mark up H.R. 2728, Occupational Safety and 
Health Small Business Day in Court Act of 2003; H.R. 2729, 
Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission Efficiency Act of 
2003; and H.R. 2730, to amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act 
to provide for an independent review of citations issued by the 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 9:30 a.m., 2175 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade 
and Consumer Protection and the Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations, hearing entitled ``Issues Relating to Ephedra-
containing Dietary Supplements,'' 9:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services, to mark up the following bills: 
H.R. 2622, Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003; and 
H.R. 2179, Securities Fraud Deterrence and Investor Restitution Act 
of 2003, 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  Committee on Government Reform, oversight hearing entitled ``The 
Thrift Savings Plan: Putting Customers First?'' and to consider the 
following measures: H.R. 2309, to designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 2300 Redondo Avenue in 
Signal California, as the ``J. Stephen Horn Post Office Building;'' 
H. Con. Res. 235, celebrating the life and achievements of Lawrence 
Eugene ``Larry'' Doby; H. Res. 306, congratulating the New York 
Yankees on the occasion of their 100th anniversary; and H. Res. 315, 
congratulating Rafael Palmeiro of the Texas Rangers for hitting 500 
major league home runs and thanking him for being a role model for 
the Cuban American community, as well as for all Americans, 10 a.m., 
2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Judiciary, to mark up the following bills: H.R. 
1829, Federal Prison Industries Competition in Contracting Act of 
2003; H.R. 292, Korean War Veterans Recognition Act of 2003; H. Res. 
234, condemning bigotry and violence against Arab-Americans, Muslim-
Americans, South Asian-Americans, and Sikh Americans; H.R. 2655, to 
amend and extend the Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training 
Programs Act of 1998; and H.R. 1417, Copyright Royalty and 
Distribution Reform Act of 2003, 10:30 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Task Force on Antitrust, oversight hearing on ``The Antitrust 
Enforcement Agencies: The Antitrust Division of the Department of 
Justice and the Bureau of Competition of the Federal Trade 
Commission, 2 p.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, 
oversight hearing on ``Patent Quality Improvement, 10 a.m., 2141 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral 
Resources, oversight hearing on the Abandoned Mine Lands Program, 2 
p.m., 1334 Longworth.
  Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans, 
hearing on H.R. 2693, Marine Mammal Protection Act of 2003, 10 a.m., 
1324 Longworth.
  Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health, hearing on the 
following measures: H.R. 1005, PILT and Refuge Revenue Sharing 
Permanent Funding Act; H.R. 1723, Caribbean National Forest Act of 
2003; H.R. 2707, Salt Cedar and Russian Olive Control Demonstration 
Act; and to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to exchange certain 
lands within the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest in the State 
of Colorado, 9 a.m., 1334 Longworth.
  Subcommittee on Water and Power, hearing on the following 
measures: the Water Supply, Reliability and Environmental 
Improvement Act; and H.R. 2642, Calfed Bay--Delta Authorization Act, 
2 p.m., 1324 Longworth.
  Committee on Small Business, to mark up H.R. 2802, Small Business 
Reauthorization and Manufacturing Revitalization Act of 2003, 9:30 
a.m., 2360 Rayburn.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Benefits, hearing 
on oversight of the Department of Labor's administration of the 
Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) 
under chapter 43 of title 38, United States Code, 9:30 a.m., 334 
Cannon.
  Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Social Security, 
hearing on SSA's Service Delivery Plan, 10 a.m., B-2318 Rayburn.
  Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, hearing on Sufficiency 
of Intelligence on Iraq, 9 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Intelligence Policy and National Security, 
executive, briefing on pending business, 4 p.m., H-405 Capitol.
  Select Committee on Homeland Security. Subcommittee on 
Intelligence and Counterterrorism hearing entitled ``Improvements to 
Department of Homeland Security Information Sharing Capabilities--
Vertical and Horizontal Intelligence Communications,'' 2 p.m., 2318 
Rayburn.


                             Joint Meetings

  Joint Meetings: Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation, Subcommittee on Science, Technology and Space, to 
hold joint hearings with the House Committee on Science Subcommittee 
on Space and Aeronautics to examine space commercialization, 10 
a.m., SH-216.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                      9:30 a.m., Thursday, July 24

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Thursday: After the transaction of any morning business 
(not to extend beyond 10 a.m.), Senate will continue consideration of 
H.R. 2555, Homeland Security Appropriations.
  (Senate will observe a moment of silence at 3:40 p.m. in honor of 
Capital Police officers Jacob Chestnut and John Gibson.)
    
    
    
    
    
    
    

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                       10 a.m., Thursday, July 24

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Thursday:
  Consideration of H.R. 2738, to implement the United States-Chile Free 
Trade Agreement (closed rule, two hours of general debate);
  Consideration of H.R. 2739, to implement the United States-Singapore 
Free Trade Agreement (closed rule, two hours of general debate);
  Consideration of H.R. 2210, School Readiness Act (structured rule, 
one hour of general debate);
  Consideration of H.R. 2765, District of Columbia Appropriations (open 
rule, one hour of general debate); and
  Consideration of H.R. 2427, Pharmaceutical Market Access Act (closed 
rule, one hour of general debate). 


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