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                                         Thursday, October 16, 2003

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S12671-S12767
Measures Introduced: Thirteen bills and three resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 1739-1751, S.J. Res. 19, and S. Res. 244-
245.
  Page S12737
Measures Reported:
  S. 300, to award a congressional gold medal to Jackie Robinson 
(posthumously), in recognition of his many contributions to the Nation, 
and to express the sense of Congress that there should be a national 
day in recognition of Jackie Robinson.
  S. 1691, to establish commissions to review the facts and 
circumstances surrounding injustices suffered by European Americans, 
European Latin Americans, and Jewish refugees during World War II. 
                                                            Page S12737
Measures Passed:
  National Character Counts Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 245, 
designating the week beginning October 19, 2003, as ``National 
Character Counts Week''.
  Pages S12755-56
  Western Shoshone Claims Distribution Act: Senate passed S. 618, to 
provide for the use and distribution of the funds awarded to the 
Western Shoshone identifiable group under Indian Claims Commission 
Docket Numbers 326-A-1, 326-A-3, 326-K, after agreeing to the committee 
amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  Pages S12756-59
Emergency Supplemental Appropriations, Iraq and Afghanistan: Senate 
continued consideration of S. 1689, making emergency supplemental 
appropriations for Iraq and Afghanistan security and reconstruction for 
the fiscal year ending September 30, 2004, taking action on the 
following amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S12643-69, S12671-S12725
Adopted:
  Stevens (for Feingold) Amendment No. 1832, to require reports on 
Iraqi oil production and revenues to be made available to the public in 
English and in Arabic.
Page S12655
  Stevens (for McCain) Amendment No. 1853, to provide for financial and 
performance audits of the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund and other 
assistance to Iraq.
Page S12655
  Stevens (for Hollings) Amendment No. 1865, to clarify the fiscal year 
limitation in a provision of the Public Law 108-11, Emergency Wartime 
Supplemental Appropriations Act.
Page S12655
  Stevens (for Durbin) Amendment No. 1866, to require quarterly reports 
on the status of the efforts of the Iraq Survey Group to account for 
the Iraq weapons of mass destruction programs.
Pages S12655-56
  Stevens (for McConnell) Amendment No. 1863, to authorize the export 
of lethal military equipment to Iraq for use by a reconstituted (or 
interim) Iraqi military or other security forces, that support U.S. 
efforts in Iraq.
Page S12660
  Stevens (for Leahy) Modified Amendment No. 1814, to require the 
Coalition Provisional Authority to provide additional information 
justifying allocations for capital projects in Iraq.
Page S12660
  Stevens (for Harkin/Clinton) Amendment No. 1855, to provide for a 
report by the Comptroller General on certain contracts performed in, or 
relating to, Iraq.
Pages S12660-61
  By 97 yeas to 1 nay (Vote No. 387), McConnell Amendment No. 1874, to 
express the Sense of the Senate that the Global War on Terrorism medal 
should be awarded expeditiously to members of the Armed Forces serving 
in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation 
Noble Eagle.
Pages S12673, S12677-82
  Stevens (for Reid/Daschle) Modified Amendment No. 1869, to prohibit 
the use of funds to arm, train, or employ individuals under the age of 
18 years for the Facilities Protection Service.
Page S12682
  Stevens (for Hollings) Amendment No. 1870, to provide that, 
notwithstanding the Algiers Accords, any United States citizen held 
hostage between 1979 and 1981, and their spouses and children at the 
time, shall have a claim for money damages against a foreign state for 
personal injury that was caused by the Foreign State's act of torture 
or hostage-taking.
Page S12682
  Stevens (for Cantwell) Modified Amendment No. 1857, to improve the 
process for timely informing members of the reserve components of the 
Armed Forces, their families, their employers, and Congress

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of changes in deployment policies and schedules applicable to mobilize 
members of the reserve components.
Pages S12682-83
  By a unanimous vote of 98 yeas (Vote No. 388), Nickles Amendment No. 
1876, to express the sense of the Senate that all countries that hold 
debt from the former Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein should be urged to 
forgive their debt.
Pages S12683-88, S12708-09
  By 51 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 389), Bayh Amendment No. 1871, to 
require that funds for reconstruction in Iraq be used for certain 
purposes.
Pages S12688-S12708, S12709-10
  Hutchison Modified Amendment No. 1877, to express the sense of 
Congress on reconstruction efforts in Iraq.
Pages S12710-11
  Nelson (FL) Modified Amendment No. 1858, to set aside certain amounts 
available national security, $10,000,000 for the Family Readiness 
Program of the National Guard.
Pages S12711-12
  Stevens (for Warner) Amendment No. 1880 (to Amendment No. 1867), to 
designate the amount designated for disaster relief provided in 
connection with Department of Defense infrastructure damaged or 
destroyed by Hurricane Isabel as an emergency requirement. 
                                                            Page S12712
  Warner Amendment No. 1867, to increase the Federal share of the cost 
of disaster relief provided in connection with Hurricane Isabel; and to 
provide for repair or replacement of Department of Defense 
infrastructure damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Isabel.
Page S12656
  Reid (for Nelson (FL)) Amendment No. 1881, to require a report on the 
plans of the Navy for basing aircraft carriers through 2020. 
                                                            Page S12716
  Reed/Hagel Amendment No. 1834, to increase the end strength of the 
Army and to structure the additional forces for constabulary duty. 
                                                            Page S12721
  Feingold Amendment No. 1852, to enable military family members to 
take leave to attend to deployment-related business and tasks. 
                                                        Pages S12721-22
Rejected:
  Byrd Amendment No. 1818, to impose a limitation on the use of sums 
appropriated for the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund. (By 57 yeas 
to 42 nays (Vote No. 385), Senate tabled the amendment.) 
                                                        Pages S12668-69
  Lautenberg Amendment No. 1868, to prohibit the use of funds for any 
contract or other financial agreement or arrangement with any entity 
that pays compensation in the form of deferred salary to certain United 
States Government officials. (By 65 yeas to 34 nays (Vote No. 386), 
Senate tabled the amendment.)
Pages S12657-60, S12671-72
Withdrawn:
  Feinstein Amendment No. 1848, to require reports on the United States 
strategy for relief and reconstruction efforts in Iraq, and to limit 
the availability of certain funds for those efforts pending 
determinations by the President that the objectives and deadlines for 
those efforts will be substantially achieved.
Page S12721
Pending:
  Byrd/Durbin Amendment No. 1819, to prohibit the use of Iraq Relief 
and Reconstruction Funds for low priority activities that should not be 
the responsibility of U.S. taxpayers, and shift $600 million from the 
Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund to Defense Operations and 
Maintenance, Army, for significantly improving efforts to secure and 
destroy conventional weapons, such as bombs, bomb materials, small 
arms, rocket propelled grenades, and shoulder-launched missiles, in 
Iraq.
Page S12643
  Bond/Mikulski Amendment No. 1825, to provide additional VA Medical 
Care Funds for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Page S12643
  Durbin Amendment No. 1837, to ensure that a Federal employee who 
takes leave without pay in order to perform certain service as a member 
of the uniformed services or member of the National Guard shall 
continue to receive pay in an amount which, when taken together with 
the pay and allowances such individual is receiving for such service, 
will be no less than the basic pay such individual would then be 
receiving if no interruption in employment had occurred.
Page S12715
  Daschle Amendment No. 1854, to achieve the most effective means of 
reconstructing Iraq and to reduce the future costs to the American 
taxpayer of such reconstruction by ensuring broad-based international 
cooperation for this effort.
Page S12643
  Reid (for Landrieu) Amendment No. 1859, to promote the establishment 
of an Iraq Reconstruction Finance Authority and the use of Iraqi oil 
revenues to pay for reconstruction in Iraq.
Pages S12716-18
  Boxer Modified Amendment No. 1843, to make retroactive the relief of 
hospitalized members of the uniformed services from the obligation to 
pay for food and subsistence while hospitalized.
Pages S12712-13
  Reid (for Chafee/Leahy) Modified Amendment No. 1807, to provide for 
humanitarian assistance and reconstruction in Liberia. 
                                                        Pages S12713-15
  Durbin Amendment No. 1879, to provide funds for the prevention, 
treatment, and control of, and research on HIV/AIDS.
Pages S12715-16
  Corzine Amendment No. 1882, to establish a National Commission on the 
Development and Use of Intelligence Related to Iraq.
Pages S12718-21

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  During consideration of this measure today, the Senate also took the 
following action:
  Chair sustained a point of order against Schumer Amendment No. 1872, 
to express the sense of Congress concerning the appointment of a 
special counsel to conduct a fair, thorough, and independent 
investigation into a national security breach, as being in violation of 
Rule XVI of the Standing Rules of the Senate which prohibits 
legislating on an appropriations bill, and the amendment thus fell. 
                                                        Pages S12661-69
  Chair sustained a point of order against Durbin Amendment No. 1873, 
to provide funds for the prevention, treatment, and control of, and 
research on HIV/AIDS, as being in violation of Rule XVI of the Standing 
Rules of the Senate which prohibits legislating on an appropriations 
bill, and the amendment thus fell.
Pages S12667-68
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at 9 a.m., 
on Friday, October 17, 2003, Senate will begin a series of votes on 
certain pending amendments.
Page S12759
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the bill at 9 a.m., on Friday, October 17, 2003. 
                                                            Page S12759
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Timothy John Dunn, of Illinois, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign 
Service, Class of Counselor, for the rank of Ambassador during his 
tenure of service as Deputy Permanent Representative to the 
Organization of American States.
  Stuart W. Holliday, of Texas, to be Alternate Representative of the 
United States of America for Special Political Affairs in the United 
Nations, with the rank of Ambassador.
  Zalmay Khalilzad, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Transitional 
Islamic State of Afghanistan.
  Adam Marc Lindemann, of New York, to be Member of the Advisory Board 
for Cuba Broadcasting for a term expiring October 27, 2005.
  James Curtis Struble, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic 
of Peru.
  The following named officer for appointment to the grade indicated in 
the United States Air Force under title 10, U.S.C., section 624:
  1 Army nomination in the rank of general.
  18 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.
  Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Navy. 
                                                        Pages S12759-67
Nominations Withdrawn: Senate received notification of withdrawal of 
the following nomination:
  Thomas Thomas Riley, of California, to be a Member of the Board of 
Directors of the African Development Foundation for the remainder of 
the term expiring September 22, 2005, which was sent to the Senate on 
February 27, 2003.
Page S12767
Messages From the House:
  Page S12735
Measures Referred:
  Page S12735
Measures Placed on Calendar:
  Page S12735
Measures Read First Time:
  Page S12735
Executive Communications:
  Pages S12735-37
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S12737
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S12737-39
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S12739-48
Additional Statements:
  Page S12734
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S12749-54
Authority for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S12754-55
Privilege of the Floor:
  Page S12755
Record Votes: Five record votes were taken today. (Total--389) 
                               Pages S12669 S12672 S12682 S12709 S12710
Adjournment: Senate met at 9:31 a.m., and adjourned at 1:05 a.m., on 
Friday, October, 17, 2003 and will reconvene at 9 a.m. on the same day. 
(For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in 
today's Record on page S12759.)


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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings

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[Pages D1127-D1129]
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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS: INTELLIGENCE
Committee on Armed Services: Committee met in closed session to receive 
a briefing to discuss the intelligence provisions of S. 1689, making 
emergency supplemental appropriations for Iraq and Afghanistan security 
and reconstruction for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2004 
(pending on Senate Calendar) from members of the intelligence 
community.
HOUSING GSE'S
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee held a 
hearing to examine proposals for improving the regulation of the 
Housing government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs), focusing on essential 
elements and proposals of regulatory reform, resolution of accounting 
issues, funding of new oversight offices, receiving testimony from John 
W. Snow, Secretary of the Treasury; Mel Martinez, Secretary of Housing 
and Urban Development; Franklin D. Raines, Chairman and Chief Executive 
Officer, Fannie Mae; George D. Gould, Presiding Director, Freddie Mac; 
and Norman B. Rice, President and

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Chief Executive Officer, Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle.
  Hearings continue on Thursday, October 23.
AFGHANISTAN
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing on the 
pursuit of security and democracy in Afghanistan, focusing on providing 
adequate resources and support to the Afghan government, and related 
provisions of S. 1689, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Iraq 
and Afghanistan Security and Reconstruction Act 2004, (pending on 
Senate Calendar), after receiving testimony from William B. Taylor, 
Jr., Coordinator for Afghanistan, Department of State; Peter W. Rodman, 
Assistant Secretary for International Security Affairs, and Brig. 
General Gary L. North, Deputy J-5 for Political and Military Affairs, 
The Joint Staff, both of the Department of Defense; Peter Tomsen, 
McLean, Virginia, former United States Special Envoy and Ambassador on 
Afghanistan; and William J. Durch, Henry L. Stimson Center, The Future 
of Peace Operations Project, and Nancy Lindborg, Mercy Corps, both of 
Washington, D.C.
U.S.-EUROPEAN UNION COOPERATION
Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on European Affairs 
concluded a hearing to examine United States-European Union Cooperation 
on regulatory affairs, focusing on non-tariff barriers, the history of 
transatlantic regulatory cooperation, innovative and informal 
approaches, and global growth, after receiving testimony from Charles 
P. Ries, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau 
of European and Eurasian Affairs; Eric Stewart, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary of Commerce for Europe; Gerard Depayre, European Commission 
to the United States, Stuart E. Eizenstat, European-American Business 
Council, Gary Litman, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Thomas L. Farmer, 
American Bankers' Association, all of Washington, D.C.
HIGHER EDUCATION ACT AUTHORIZATION
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee 
concluded a hearing on access to postsecondary education in relation to 
reauthorizing the Higher Education Act, focusing on the relationship 
among quality, efficiency, and access to higher education, after 
receiving testimony from George W. Waldner, York College of 
Pennsylvania, York; Jamie P. Merisotis, Institute for Higher Education 
Policy, Washington, D.C.; Shane Hollett, Ohio College Access Network, 
Cleveland; and Troy Lambert, University of Maryland, College Park.
INDIAN WATER RIGHTS
Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee concluded an oversight hearing 
to examine the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' management of the Missouri 
River, focusing on the effects of the Master Manual (a guide used by 
the Corps to operate the six dams on the mainstream of the Missouri 
River) on the effect on federally-reserved Indian water rights, after 
receiving testimony from Senator Daschle; George S. Dunlop, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Policy and Legislation; Brigadier 
General William T. Grisoli, Commander and Division Engineer, 
Northwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; John Yellow Bird 
Steele, Oglala Sioux Tribe, Pine Ridge, South Dakota; and Michael 
Claymore, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Fort Yates, North Dakota.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
following business items:
  S. 1691, to establish commissions to review the facts and 
circumstances surrounding injustices suffered by European Americans, 
European Latin Americans, and Jewish refugees during World War II; and
  The nominations George W. Miller, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the 
United States Court of Federal Claims, and Deborah Ann Spagnoli, of 
California, to be a Commissioner of the United States Parole 
Commission, Department of Justice.
  Also committee began markup of S. 1545, to amend the Illegal 
Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to permit 
States to determine State residency for higher education purposes and 
to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of 
certain alien students who are long-term United States residents, but 
did not complete action thereon, and recessed subject to call.
LITIGATIONS IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight 
and the Courts concluded a hearing on S. 1428, to prohibit civil 
liability actions from being brought or continued against food 
manufacturers, marketers, distributors, advertisers, sellers, and trade 
associations for damages or injunctive relief for claims of injury 
resulting from a person's weight gain, obesity, or any health condition 
related to weight gain or obesity, after receiving testimony from 
Senator McConnell; Victor E. Schwartz, Shook, Hardy, and Bacon, LLP, 
Washington, D.C.; Russel

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L. Sutter, Tillinghast-Towers Perrin, St. Louis, Missouri; Wayne 
Reaves, Manna Enterprises, Inc., Anniston, Alabama, on behalf of the 
National Restaurant Association; and Gerard J. Musante, Structure 
House, Residential Weight Loss and Life Style Change Clinic, Durham, 
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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

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[Pages D1129-D1130]
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                        House of Representatives

Chamber Action
Measures Introduced: 25 public bills, H.R. 3305-3329; and 7 resolutions, 
H.J. Res. 72; H. Con. Res. 303-304, and H. Res. 400, 402, 403, 404, were 
introduced.
  Pages H9613-14
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H9614-15
Reports Filed: Reports were filed as follows today:
  H.R. 3214, to eliminate the substantial backlog of DNA samples collected 
from crime scenes and convicted offenders, to improve and expand the DNA 
testing capacity of Federal, State, and local crime laboratories, to 
increase research and development of new DNA testing technologies, to 
develop new training programs regarding the collection and use of DNA 
evidence, to provide post-conviction testing of DNA evidence to exonerate 
the innocent, to improve the performance of counsel in State capital cases, 
amended, (H. Rept. 108-321, Pt. 1); and
  H. Res. 401, providing for further consideration of H.R. 3289, making 
emergency supplemental appropriations for defense and for the reconstruction 
of Iraq and Afghanistan for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2004 (H. 
Rept. 108-322).
Pages H9612-13
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative 
Thornberry to act as Speaker Pro Tempore for today.
  Page H9485
Chaplain: The prayer was offered today by Rev. Dr. Benny Tate, Rock Springs 
Congregational Methodist Church in Milner, Georgia.
  Page H9485
International Contributions to the Reconstruction of Iraq: The House agreed 
to H. Res. 198, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that 
France, Germany, and Russia can initially best contribute to the 
reconstruction of Iraq by the forgiveness of outstanding debt between both 
Iraq and France, Iraq and Germany, and Iraq and Russia, by a yea-and-nay 
vote of 394 yeas to 31 nays, Roll No. 545.
  Pages H9489-91, H9508-09
  Agreed to the amendment in the nature of a substitute by voice vote. 
                                                                  Page H9491
  Agreed to amend the preamble by a voice vote.
Page H9509
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read, ``Resolution expressing the sense 
of the House of Representatives that France, Germany, Russia, and other 
nations can contribute to Iraq's reconstruction by forgiving debts owed by 
Iraq to those nations and by making generous pledges for Iraq's 
reconstruction at the International Conference on Reconstruction in Iraq to 
be held in Madrid.''
Page H9509
Privileged Resolution: Representative McDermott offered a privileged 
resolution to correct the Congressional Record of January 28, 2003. 
                                                                  Page H9509
Emergency Supplemental Appropriations: The House concluded debate on the 
subject of a bill making emergency supplemental appropriations for defense 
and for the reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2004.
  Pages H9509-29
  The House then began consideration of H.R. 3289, making emergency 
supplemental appropriations for defense and for the reconstruction of Iraq 
and Afghanistan for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2004. Further 
consideration of the bill will resume on Friday, October 17. 
                                                 Pages H9530-83, H9585-H9606
Agreed to:
  Young of Florida amendment that exempts servicemembers with combat-related 
injuries from the requirement of paying for subsistence charges while 
hospitalized;
Page H9562
  Maloney amendment that requires $20 million of the Economic Support Fund 
be used for programs for women and girls in Afghanistan;
Pages H9593-94
  Slaughter amendment that requires executive agencies to provide specific 
information to Congress when an agency awards a ``no-bid'' contract using 
funds from the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund; and
Pages H9594-95

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  Kirk amendment that allows non-competitive contracts to be reported to 
Congress seven days after the contract has been awarded in some 
circumstances (by a recorded vote of 405 ayes to 20 noes, Roll No. 549). 
                                                       Pages H9588-89, H9602
Rejected:
  Obey amendment that would have required that funds provided for the Iraq 
Relief and Reconstruction Fund be given as loans (by a recorded vote of 200 
ayes to 226 noes, Roll No. 546);
Pages H9575-82
  Obey amendment that would have provided funds for quality of life 
enhancements for U.S. servicemembers (by a recorded vote of 209 ayes to 216 
noes, Roll No. 547);
Pages H9562-65, H9582-83
  Goode amendment that would have eliminated funding for the U.S. share of 
U.N. peacekeeping operations in Liberia and for international disaster and 
famine assistance in Liberia and Sudan;
Pages H9590-91
  Blumenauer amendment that would have transferred funds from the Iraq 
Relief and Reconstruction Fund to rebuilding and assistance efforts in 
Afghanistan;
Pages H9599-H9600
  Waxman amendment that would have reduced funding for the Iraq Relief and 
Reconstruction Fund (by a recorded vote of 197 ayes to 224 noes, Roll No. 
548);
Pages H9586-88, H9601-02
  Markey amendment that would have struck certain provisions that would 
allow the Secretary of Defense to transfer funds (by a recorded vote of 146 
ayes to 279 noes, Roll No. 550);
Pages H9591-92, H9602-03
  Holt amendment that would have eliminated funding to import petroleum 
products into Iraq (by a recorded vote of 169 ayes to 256 noes, Roll No. 
551); and
Pages H9592-93, H9603-04
  Loretta Sanchez amendment that would have struck the wording ``or the 
Global War on Terrorism'' from page 23 line 13 of the bill (by a recorded 
vote of 128 ayes to 295 noes, Roll No. 552).
Pages H9600-01, H9604
Withdrawn:
  Shadegg amendment (No. 5 printed in the Congressional Record of October 
15) that was offered and subsequently withdrawn that would have increased 
funding for the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund.
Page H9594
Point of order sustained against:
  Obey amendment in the nature of a substitute;
Pages H9552-62
  Pence amendment (No. 33 printed in the Congressional Record of October 15) 
that sought to require that 50% of the total funds be made as a grant and 
50% be made as a loan after the President informs Congress that a 
democratically elected government has been established in Iraq; 
                                                              Pages H9565-75
  Filner amendment that sought to eliminate the disabled veterans tax; and 
                                                              Pages H9589-90
  Spratt amendment that sought to increase pay and benefits for active and 
reserve military personnel.
Pages H9595-99
  Agreed by unanimous consent to consider certain amendments before the 
consideration of other amendments for 10 minutes each, that such amendments 
shall not be subject to amendment, shall not be subject to a demand for 
division of the question in the House or the Committee on the Whole, and may 
amend a portion of the bill not yet read (except amendments proposing to 
transfer appropriations among objects in the bill must conform to clause 
2(f) of rule 21).
Page H9606
  Agreed by unanimous consent to limit the time allowed for debate on 
certain amendments.
Page H9606
  Agreed by unanimous consent to consider certain amendments offered on the 
bill before consideration of other amendments.
Page H9606
  H. Res. 396, the rule providing for consideration of the bill was agreed 
to by voice vote, after agreeing to order the previous question by a yea-
and-nay vote of 221 yeas to 202 nays with one voting ``present'', Roll No. 
544.
Pages H9491-H9508
Recess: The House recessed at 11:55 p.m. and reconvened at 1:01 a.m. 
                                                                  Page H9611
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page 
H9485.
Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on pages 
H9615-17.
Adjournment: The House met at 10:00 a.m. and adjourned at 1:02 a.m.


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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings

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[Pages D1130-D1133]
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Committee Meetings
MAXIMIZE FARM AND RANCH INCOME
Committee on Agriculture: Held a hearing to examine new generation 
cooperatives and strategies to maximize farm and ranch income. Testimony was 
heard from Thomas C. Dorr, Under Secretary, Rural Development, USDA; Douglas 
Flory, member of the Board, Farm Credit Administration; and public 
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DOD LONG-TERM BUDGET ISSUES
Committee on the Budget: Held a hearing on Department of Defense Long-Term 
Budget Issues. Testimony was heard from Dov S. Zakheim, Under Secretary 
(Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer, Department of Defense; and 
Douglas J. Holtz-Eakin, Director, CBO.
HEALTHSOUTH FINANCIAL COLLAPSE
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``The Financial Collapse of 
HealthSouth.'' Testimony was heard from the following officials of 
HealthSouth Corporation: Diana Henze, Assistant Controller; and Greg Smith, 
Chief Auditing Officer; the following former officials of HealthSouth 
Corporation: Teresa Sanders, Group Vice President and Chief Auditing 
Officer; Steve Schlatter, Physical Therapist; Michael Vines, Corporate Fixed 
Assets Department; Kelly Cullison, Vice President of Compliance; William 
Horton, Executive Vice President and corporate Counsel; Brandon Hale, 
Executive Vice President of Administration, Corporate Secretary and 
Compliance Office; James Goodreau, Chief of Security; and Anthony Tanner, 
Corporate Secretary and Compliance Officer; and Martin Cohen, Senior 
Managing Director, FTI Consulting.
  In refusing to give testimony, the following former officials of 
HealthSouth Corporation: Richard M. Scrushy, Founder and Former Chairman and 
CEO; and Susan Jones-Smith, Senior Vice President Finance Reimbursement, 
invoked Fifth Amendment privileges.
U.S. CAPITAL MARKET STRUCTURE REVIEW
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, 
and Government Sponsored Enterprises held a hearing entitled ``Reviewing 
U.S. Capital Market Structure: The New York Stock Exchange and Related 
Issues.'' Testimony was heard from John Reed, Interim Chairman and Chief 
Executive Officer, New York Stock Exchange, Inc.; and public witnesses.
INTERNET VULNERABILITIES AFFECTING BUSINESSES, GOVERNMENTS AND HOMES
Committee on Government Reform: Held a hearing on ``You've Got Mail--But is 
it Secure? An Examination of Internet Vulnerabilities Affecting Businesses, 
Governments and Homes.'' Testimony was heard from Karen Evans, 
Administrator, Office of Electronic Government, OMB; and public witnesses.
CASTRO'S CUBA--ONGOING HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Human Rights and Wellness 
held a hearing entitled ``Castro's Cuba: What is the Proper United States 
Response to Ongoing Human Rights Violations in Our Hemisphere?'' Testimony 
was heard from the following officials of the Department of State: Roger 
Noriega, Assistant Secretary, Western Hemisphere; and Adolpho Franco, 
Assistant Administrator, Latin America and the Carribean, AID; R. Richard 
Newcomb, Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of the 
Treasury; and public witnesses.
FEC--ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES
Committee on House Administration: Held a hearing on the Federal Election 
Commission Enforcement Procedures. Testimony was heard from the following 
officials of the FEC: Ellen L. Weintraub, Chairman; and Bradley A. Smith, 
Vice Chairman; Karl Sandstrom, former Commissioner, FEC; and public 
witnesses.
U.S. POLICY IN AFGHANISTAN--CURRENT RECONSTRUCTION ISSUES
Committee on International Relations: Held a hearing on United States Policy 
in Afghanistan: Current Issues in Reconstruction--Part II. Testimony was 
heard from the following officials of the Department of State: William B. 
Taylor, Jr., Afghanistan Coordinator; and James Kunder, Deputy Assistant 
Administrator, Bureau for Asia and the Near East, AID; Peter Rodman, 
Assistant Secretary, International Security Affairs, Department of Defense.
RESOLUTION OF THE ETHIOPIA-ERITREA BORDER DISPUTE ACT
Committee on International Relations: Subcommittee on Africa approved for 
full Committee action, as amended, H.R. 2760, Resolution of the Ethiopia-
Eritrea Border Dispute Act of 2003.
STATE FEDERAL AGENCY PROTECTIONS OF PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on the Constitution held a hearing 
on ``The GAO's Recent Report on the Implementation of Executive Order 12630 
and the State of Federal Agency Protections of Private Property Rights.'' 
Testimony was heard from Anu Mittal, Director, Natural Resources and 
Environment Division, GAO; and public witnesses.

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DATABASE AND COLLECTIONS OF INFORMATION MISAPPROPRIATION ACT
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and 
Intellectual Property approved for full Committee action, as amended, H.R. 
3261, Database and Collections of Information Misappropriation Act.
OVERSIGHT--VISA OVERSTAYS A GROWING PROBLEM
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, 
and Claims held an oversight hearing on ``Visa Overstays: A Growing Problem 
for Law Enforcement.'' Testimony was heard from Kevin Tanner, Director, 
Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force, FBI, Department of Justice; Nancy 
Kingsbury, Managing Director, Applied Research and Methods, GAO; Theresa 
Papademetriou, Senior Legal Specialist, Library of Congress; and a public 
witness.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation and 
Public Lands held a hearing on the following bills: H.R. 280, National 
Aviation Heritage Area Act; H.R. 704, Rim of the Valley Corridor Study Act; 
H.R. 1399, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Gunnison Gorge 
National Conservation Area Boundary Revision Act of 2003; H.R. 1594, St. 
Croix National Heritage Area Study Act; H.R. 1618, Arabia Mountain National 
Heritage Area Act; H.R. 1862, Oil Region National Heritage Area Act; H.R. 
1798, Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area Act; and H.R. 2909, 
Utah Test and Training Range Protection Act. Testimony was heard from 
Representatives Schiff and McInnis; Gerald F. Pease, Jr., Associate 
Director, Ranges and Airspace, U.S. Air Force, Department of Defense; the 
following officials of the Department of the Interior: deTeel Patterson 
Tiller, Acting Associate Director, Cultural Resources, National Park 
Service; Jeffrey Loman, Acting Director, Trust Services, Bureau of Indian 
Affairs; and Jim Hughes, Deputy Director, Land Management, Bureau of Land 
Management; Randy Johnson, Deputy Director, Planning for Public Lands, State 
of Utah; and public witnesses.
EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a rule on H.R. 3289, making 
emergency supplemental appropriations for defense and for the reconstruction 
of Iraq and Afghanistan for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2004, 
providing that the bill shall be considered as read. The rule provides that 
no further motion or amendment shall be in order.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES; FUTURE OF HUMAN SPACE FLIGHT
Committee on Science: Ordered reported the following measures: H. Con. Res. 
279, recognizing the significance of the anniversary of the American 
Association for the Advancement of Science Congressional Science and 
Engineering Fellowship Program, and reaffirming the commitment to support 
the use of science in governmental decisionmaking through such Program; and 
H. Res. 395, recognizing the importance of chemistry to our everyday lives 
and supporting the goals and ideals of National Chemistry Week.
  The Committee also held a hearing on The Future of Human Space Flight. 
Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
IS AMERICA LOSING ITS LEAD IN HIGH-TECH?
Committee on Small Business: Held a hearing entitled ``Is America losing its 
lead in high-tech: implications for the U.S. defense industrial base?'' 
Testimony was heard from Ronald Sega, Director, Defense Research and 
Engineering, Department of Defense.
AVIATION SECURITY--TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION'S PERSPECTIVE
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Aviation 
held an oversight hearing on the Transportation Security Administration's 
Perspective on Aviation Security. Testimony was heard from James M. Loy, 
Administrator, Transportation Security Administration, Department of 
Homeland Security.
VETERAN'S HEALTH CARE
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Held a hearing entitled ``Handoff or Fumble: 
Do VA and DOD Provide Seamless Health Care Coverage to Transitioning 
Veterans?'' Testimony was heard from Neal P. Curtin, Director, Defense 
Capabilities and Management, GAO; the following officials of the Department 
of Veterans Affairs: Harold Kudler, M.D., Co-Chairman, Under Secretary for 
Health's Special Committee on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; Robert H. 
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J. Epley, Associate Deputy Under Secretary, Policy and Programs, Veterans 
Benefits Administration; and Edward P. Wyatt, Jr., Principal Deputy 
Assistant Secretary, Health Affairs, Department of Defense.
BRIEFING--SENSITIVE COUNTERTERRORISM ISSUES
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Met in executive session to 
receive a briefing on Sensitive Counterterrorism Issues. The Committee was 
briefed by departmental witnesses.
BRIEFING--GLOBAL INTELLIGENCE UPDATE
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Subcommittee on Intelligence 
Policy and National Security, executive, briefing on Global Intelligence 
Update. The Subcommittee was briefed by departmental witnesses.
FASTER AND SMARTER FUNDING FOR FIRST RESPONDERS ACT
Select Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Emergency 
Preparedness and Response held a hearing on H.R. 3266, Faster and Smarter 
Funding for First Responders Act of 2003. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.
PLUGGING THE GAPS IN BORDER SECURITY
Select Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Infrastructure and 
Border Security held a hearing entitled ``Plugging the Gaps in Border 
Security: the One Face at the Border Initiative.'' Testimony was heard from 
Robert Bonner, Commissioner, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, 
Department of Homeland Security; and public witnesses.
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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2003-10-17

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COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

                            OCTOBER 17, 2003

          (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  No meetings/hearings scheduled.


                                  House

  Committee on Government Reform, hearing entitled ``Implementing the 
SAFETY Act: Advancing New Technologies for Homeland Security,'' 10 a.m., 
2154 Rayburn.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                       9 a.m., Friday, October 17

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Friday: Senate will continue consideration of S. 1689, 
Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, with a series of votes to 
occur on certain amendments.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                       9 a.m., Friday, October 17

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Friday: Further consideration of H.R. 3289, Supplemental 
Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2004.


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