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Daily Digest/Highlights + Senate; Congressional Record Vol. 149, No. 149


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                                        Wednesday, October 22, 2003

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HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate passed S. 877, Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited 
      Pornography and Marketing Act (CAN SPAM Act).


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S12985-S13065
Measures Introduced: Three bills and two resolutions were introduced, 
as follows: S. 1773-1775, S. Res. 249 and S. Con. Res. 74. 
                                                            Page S13053
Measures Reported:
  Report to accompany S. 1293, to criminalize the sending of predatory 
and abusive e-mail. (S. Rept. No. 108-170)
Pages S13052-53
Measures Passed:
  Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing 
Act (CAN SPAM Act): By a unanimous vote of 97 yeas (Vote No. 404), 
Senate passed S. 877, to regulate interstate commerce by imposing 
limitations and penalties on the transmission of unsolicited commercial 
electronic mail via the Internet, after taking action on the following 
amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S13012-45
Adopted:
  Wyden/Burns Amendment No. 1891, to clarify the provision prohibiting 
false or misleading transmission information.
Pages S13024-26
  Subsequently, Wyden/Burns Amendment No. 1891 was modified. 
                                                        Pages S13026-27
  Schumer Amendment No. 1892, to authorize the Commission to implement 
a nationwide ``Do Not E-mail'' registry.
Pages S13024, S13027
  Hatch Amendment No. 1893, to revise the criminal penalty provisions 
of the bill as reported.
Pages S13027-35
  Harkin Amendment No. 1895, to provide competitive grants for training 
court reporters and closed captioners to meet requirements for realtime 
writers under the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
Pages S13037-39
  McCain (for Enzi/Santorum) Amendment No. 1894, to require warning 
labels on sexually explicit commercial e-mail. 
                                             Pages S13035-37, S13039-40
  McCain (for Corzine) Amendment No. 1896, to direct the FTC to develop 
a system for rewarding those who supply information about violations of 
this Act and a system for requiring ADV labeling on unsolicited 
commercial electronic mail.
Pages S13040-41
  Developmental Disabilities Support: Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions was discharged from further consideration of S. 
Con. Res. 21, expressing the sense of the Congress that community 
inclusion and enhanced lives for individuals with mental retardation or 
other developmental disabilities is at serious risk because of the 
crisis in recruiting and retaining direct support professionals, which 
impedes the availability of a stable, quality direct support workforce, 
and the resolution was then agreed to, after agreeing to the following 
amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S13062-63
  Frist (for Bunning) Amendment No. 1897, to make a certain technical 
correction.
Page S13062
  Frist (for Bunning) Amendment No. 1898, to amend the preamble. 
                                                        Pages S13062-63
Class Action Reform: Senate continued consideration of the motion to 
proceed to consideration of S. 1751, to amend the procedures that apply 
to consideration of interstate class actions to assure fairer outcomes 
for class members and defendants.
  Pages S12999-13008
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 59 yeas to 39 nays (Vote No. 403), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to 
consideration of the bill.
Page S13008

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  Transportation/Treasury Appropriations--Agreement: A unanimous 
consent agreement was reached providing that on Thursday, October 23, 
2003, Senate begin consideration of H.R. 2898, making appropriations 
for the Departments of Transportation and Treasury, and independent 
agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2004.
  Page S13064
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:
  Thomas M. Hardiman, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District 
Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Page S13065
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Neil Vincent Wake, of Arizona, to be United States District Judge for 
the District of Arizona.
  1 Navy nomination in the rank of admiral.
Page S13065
Measures Placed on Calendar:
  Page S13049
Petitions and Memorials:
  Pages S13049-52
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S13053
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S13053-55
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S13055-57
Additional Statements:
  Pages S13048-49
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S13057-60
Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
  Page S13060
Authority for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S13060-61
Privilege of the Floor:
  Page S13061
Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--404) 
                                                   Pages S13008, S13044
Adjournment: Senate met at 9:30 a.m., and adjourned at 8:09 p.m., until 
9:30 a.m., on Thursday, October 23, 2003. (For Senate's program, see 
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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings; Congressional Record Vol. 149, No. 149


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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
TERRORIST FINANCING
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded a 
hearing to examine counterterror initiatives in the terror finance 
program and organization of terror groups for funding and future U.S. 
responses, focusing on related provisions of the PATRIOT Act (Public 
Law 107-56), including fundraising methods, financial conduits, the 
Islamic banking system, charities, and the role of Saudi Arabia, after 
receiving testimony from Richard A. Clarke, Good Harbor Consulting, 
LLC, Arlington, Virginia; Louise Richardson, Harvard University 
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Jean-
Charles Brisard, JCB Consulting International, Paris, France; and 
Matthew A. Levitt, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 
Washington, D.C.
THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded 
a hearing to examine federal involvement in the regulation of the 
insurance industry, including proposals for an insurance regulatory 
modernization action plan and an optional federal charter, improvements 
to State insurance regulation, and a draft of consumer principles and 
standards for insurance regulation, after receiving testimony from 
Ernst Csiszar, South Carolina Department of Insurance, Columbia, on 
behalf of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners; Thomas 
Ahart, Ahart, Frinzi, and Smith Insurance, Alexandria, Virginia, on 
behalf of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America; 
Stephen E. Rahn, Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, Fort Wayne, 
Indiana, on behalf of the American Council of Life Insurers; Douglas 
Heller, Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, Santa Monica, 
California; and Craig A. Berrington, American Insurance Association, 
and J. Robert Hunter, Consumer Federation of America, both of 
Washington, D.C.
FISHERIES MANAGEMENT
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on 
Oceans, Fisheries, and Coast Guard concluded an oversight hearing on 
fisheries, focusing on the Magnuson-Stevens Act National Standards, and 
the condition of New England groundfish fisheries, after receiving 
testimony from William Hogarth, Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of 
Commerce.
ANTI-SEMITISM IN EUROPE
Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on European Affairs 
concluded a hearing to examine the scope of anti-Semitism in Europe, 
including selected incidents that occurred across Europe and Eurasia in 
2003, international anti-prejudice programs, and anti-Americanism, 
after receiving testimony from Edward B. O'Donnell, Jr., Special Envoy 
for Holocaust Issues, Department of State; Abraham H. Foxman, Anti-
Defamation League, and David Harris, American Jewish Committee, both of 
New York, New York; and Mark B. Levin, National Conference on Soviet 
Jewry, Washington, D.C.

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BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Governmental Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported 
the following business items:
  S. 129, to provide for reform relating to Federal employment, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 1741, to provide a site for the National Women's History Museum in 
the District of Columbia;
  S.1267, to amend the District of Columbia Home Rule Act to provide 
the District of Columbia with autonomy over its budgets, with an 
amendment;
  S. 1522, to provide new human capital flexibility with respect to the 
GAO, with an amendment;
  S. 1561, to preserve existing judgeships on the Superior Court of the 
District of Columbia;
  S. 1567, to amend title 31, United States Code, to improve the 
financial accountability requirements applicable to the Department of 
Homeland Security, with an amendment in the nature a substitute;
  S. 1612, to establish a technology, equipment, and information 
transfer within the Department of Homeland Security, with an amendment 
in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 1683, to provide for a report on the parity of pay and benefits 
among Federal law enforcement officers and to establish an exchange 
program between Federal law enforcement employees and State and local 
law enforcement employees;
  H.R. 1416, to make technical corrections to the Homeland Security Act 
of 2002, with an amendment;
  H.R. 3159, to require Federal agencies to develop and implement plans 
to protect the security and privacy of government computer systems from 
the risks posed by peer-to-peer file sharing;
  S. 1405, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 514 17th Street in Moline, Illinois, as the ``David 
Bybee Post Office Building'';
  S. 1415, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 141 Weston Street in Hartford, Connecticut, as the 
``Barbara B. Kennelly Post Office Building'';
  S. 1590, to redesignate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service, located at 315 Empire Boulevard in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, 
New York, as the ``James E. Davis Post Office Building'';
  S. 1659, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 57 Old Tappan Road in Tappan, New York, as the 
``John G Dow Post Office Building'';
  S. 1671, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 10701 Abercorn Street in Savannah, Georgia, as the 
``J.C. Lewis, Jr., Post Office Building'';
  S. 1692, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 38 Spring Street in Nashua, New Hampshire, as the 
``Hugh Gregg Post Office Building'';
  S. 1718, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 3710 West 73rd Terrace in Prairie Village, Kansas, 
as the ``Senator James B. Pearson Post Office Building'';
  S. 1746, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 339 Hicksville Road in Bethpage, New York, as the 
``Brian C. Hickey Post Office Building'';
  H.R. 1610, to redesignate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 120 East Ritchie Avenue in Marceline, Missouri, as 
the ``Walt Disney Post Office Building'';
  H.R. 1882, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 440 South Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando, Florida, 
as the ``Arthur `Pappy' Kennedy Post Office Building'';
  H.R. 1883, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 1601-1 Main Street in Jacksonville, Florida, as the 
``Eddie Mae Steward Post Office Building''.
  H.R. 2075, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 1905 West Blue Heron Boulevard in West Palm Beach, 
Florida, as the ``Judge Edward Rodgers Post Office Building'';
  H.R. 2254, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 1101 Colorado Street in Boulder City, Nevada, as the 
``Bruce Woodbury Post Office Building'';
  H.R. 2309, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 2300 Redondo Avenue in Long Beach, California, as 
the ``Stephen Horn Post Office Building'';
  H.R. 2328, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 2001 East Willard Street in Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, as the ``Robert A. Borski Post Office Building'';
  H.R. 2396, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 1210 Highland Avenue in Duarte, California, as the 
``Francisco A. Martinez Flores Post Office Building'';
  H.R. 2452, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 339 Hicksville Road in Bethpage, New York, as the 
``Brian C. Hickey Post Office Building'';
  H.R. 2533, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 10701 Abercorn Street in Savannah, Georgia, as the 
``J.C. Lewis, Jr. Post Office Building'';
  H.R. 2746, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 141 Weston Street in Hartford, Connecticut, as the 
``Barbara B. Kennelly Post Office Building'';

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  H.R. 3011, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 135 East Olive Avenue in Burbank, California, as the 
``Bob Hope Post Office Building''; and
  The nominations of Dale Cabaniss, of Virginia, to be a Member of the 
Federal Labor Relations Authority, Jerry Stewart Byrd, Joseph Michael 
Francis Ryan III, Brian F. Holeman, and Craig S. Iscoe, each to be 
Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
NOMINATION
Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
nomination of David Wayne Anderson, of Minnesota, to be an Assistant 
Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs.
  Prior to this action, Committee concluded a hearing on the nomination 
of Mr. Anderson, after the nominee, who was introduced by Senator 
Coleman, testified and answered questions in his own behalf. Testimony 
was also received on the nomination from Louis Taylor, Lac Courte 
Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Hayward, Wisconsin; 
and Audrey Bennett, Prairie Island Indian Community, Welch, Minnesota.
NOMINATION
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing on the 
nomination of Janice R. Brown, of California, to be United States 
Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, after the nominee, 
who was introduced by Senator Cornyn, testified and answered questions 
in her own behalf.
INTELLIGENCE
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee held closed hearings on 
intelligence matters, receiving testimony from officials of the 
intelligence community.
  Committee recessed subject to call.



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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
  The House was not in session today. It will meet at 10 a.m. on 
Friday, October 24 in a pro forma session and at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, 
October 28 for morning hour debate.



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Committee Meetings
  No Committee meetings were held.



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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2003-10-23; Congressional Record Vol. 149, No. 149


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                    COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

                            OCTOBER 23, 2003

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Armed Services: business meeting to consider pending 
military nominations, 10:30 a.m., SR-222.
  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to resume 
hearings to examine proposals for improving the regulation of the 
Housing GSEs; and to hold a business meeting to consider the 
nominations of Roger Walton Ferguson, Jr., of Massachusetts, to be 
Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve 
System, Ben S. Bernanke, of New Jersey, to be a Member of the Board 
of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and Paul S. Atkins, of 
Virginia, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission, 
10 a.m., SD-538.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold 
hearings to examine Boeing, 9:30 a.m., SR-253.
  Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine, to 
hold hearings to examine railroad shipper issues and S. 919, to 
amend title 49, United States Code, to enhance competition among and 
between rail carriers in order to ensure efficient rail service and 
reasonable rail rates, 2:30 p.m., SR-253.
  Committee on Environment and Public Works: business meeting to 
consider S. 994, to protect human health and the environment from 
the release of hazardous substances by acts of terrorism, and 
S.1757, to amend the John F. Kennedy Center Act to authorize 
appropriations for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing 
Arts, 9:30 a.m., SD-406.
  Committee on Finance: to hold hearings to examine company owned 
life insurance, 2 p.m., SD-215.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on International 
Operations and Terrorism, to hold hearings to examine how to achieve 
the necessary security improvements in a global environment relating 
to the post-9/11 visa reforms and new technology, 9:30 a.m., SD-419.
  Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: to hold 
hearings to examine federal and state role in pharmacy compounding 
and reconstitution, 10 a.m., SD-430.
  Committee on the Judiciary: business meeting to consider pending 
calendar business, 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 Government Reform, hearing entitled ``Open for 
Business: Ensuring Employee and Customer Safety at the Former 
Brentwood Postal Facility,'' 1:30 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.



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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                    9:30 a.m., Thursday, October 23

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Thursday: After the transaction of any morning business 
(not to extend beyond 10:30 a.m.), Senate will begin consideration of 
H.R. 2989, Transportation/Treasury Appropriations Act.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                      10 a.m., Friday, October 24

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Friday: Pro forma session.
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