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                                         Thursday, November 6, 2003

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate passed H.R. 2673, Agriculture Appropriations Act.
      The House passed H.R. 1829, Federal Prison Industries Competition 
      in Contracting Act of 2003.
      The House passed H.R. 1442, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Visitors 
      Center Act--clearing the measure for the President.
      House Committee ordered reported 12 sundry measures.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S14083-S14226
Measures Introduced: Ten bills and three resolutions were introduced, 
as follows: S. 1829-1838, and S. Res. 260-262.
  Pages S14176-77
Measures Reported:
  S. 286, to revise and extend the Birth Defects Prevention Act of 
1998, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 
108-188)
  S. 648, to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to health 
professions programs regarding the practice of pharmacy, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 108-189)
  S. 1043, to provide for the security of commercial nuclear power 
plants and facilities designated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 108-190)
  H.R. 1086, to encourage the development and promulgation of voluntary 
consensus standards by providing relief under the antitrust laws to 
standards development organizations with respect to conduct engaged in 
for the purpose of developing voluntary consensus standards, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  S. 710, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide that 
aliens who commit acts of torture, extrajudicial killings, or other 
specified atrocities abroad are inadmissible and removable and to 
establish within the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice an 
Office of Special Investigations having responsibilities under that Act 
with respect to all alien participants in war crimes, genocide, and the 
commission of acts of torture and extrajudicial killings abroad, with 
an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  S. 1685, to extend and expand the basic pilot program for employment 
eligibility verification, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute.
  S. Con. Res. 77, expressing the sense of Congress supporting vigorous 
enforcement of the Federal obscenity laws.
Page S14176
Measures Passed:
  Agriculture Appropriations Act: By 93 yeas to 1 nay (Vote No. 444), 
Senate passed H.R. 2673, making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural 
Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2004, after taking action on the 
following amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S14104-55
Adopted:
  Dorgan Amendment No. 2116, to express the sense of the Senate on the 
importation of cattle with bovine spongiform encephalopathy. 
                                                        Pages S14106-07
  Dorgan Amendment No. 2117, to increase funding for guaranteed 
broadband loans, with an offset.
Pages S14128-31
  Specter Amendment No. 2080, to limit the use of funds to allocate the 
rate of price support between the purchase prices for nonfat dry milk 
and butter in a manner that does not support the price of milk at the 
rate prescribed by law.
Pages S14136-39
  Cochran Amendment No. 2120, to provide plant variety protection. 
                                                        Pages S14140-41
  Daschle Amendment No. 2078, to express the sense of the Senate 
regarding country of origin labeling requirements. (By 36 yeas to 58 
nays (Vote No. 443), Senate earlier failed to table the amendment.) 
                                  Pages S14118-28, S14139-40, S14141-42

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  Kohl (for Levin/Stabenow) Amendment No. 2121, to increase funding for 
the removal of trees that have been adversely affected by the emerald 
ash borer, with offsets.
                                                            Page S14142
  Kohl (for Feingold) Amendment No. 2122, to require the Secretary of 
Agriculture to report to Congress on acquisitions made by the 
Department of Agriculture of articles, materials, or supplies 
manufactured outside the United States.
                                                            Page S14142
  Kohl (for Dorgan) Amendment No. 2123, to permit the use of remaining 
fiscal year 2003 funds to carry out the program of loans and loan 
guarantees to provide access to broadband telecommunications services 
in rural areas.
                                                            Page S14142
  Kohl (for Stabenow/Levin) Amendment No. 2124, to control and 
alleviate the cormorant problem in the State of Michigan.
                                                            Page S14142
  Kohl (for Leahy) Amendment No. 2125, to provide minimum funding for 
certain types of agricultural management assistance.
                                                            Page S14142
  Bennett Amendment No. 2126, to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture 
to make funding and other assistance available through the emergency 
watershed protection program to repair and prevent damage to non-
Federal land in watersheds that have been impaired by fires initiated 
by the Federal Government and to waive cost-sharing requirements for 
the funding and assistance.
                                                            Page S14142
  Kohl (for Wyden) Amendment No. 2127, to expand the business size 
restrictions of the Rural Business Enterprise Grant Program for 
Oakridge, Oregon.
                                                            Page S14142
  Kohl (for Jeffords) Amendment No. 2128, to provide funds to carry out 
the historic barn preservation program, with an offset. 
                                                        Pages S14142-43
  Bennett (for Murkowski) Amendment No. 2129, to modify the 
requirements for a water and waste disposal grant to the Alaska 
Department of Community and Economic Development.
                                                            Page S14143
  Kohl (for Harkin) Amendment No. 2085, to permit the enrollment in the 
conservation reserve program of certain land on which trees have been 
planted.
                                                            Page S14143
  Kohl (for Clinton) Amendment No. 2130, to prohibit the use of funds 
to purchase chickens treated with fluoroquinolone.
                                                            Page S14143
  Bennett (for Craig) Amendment No. 2131, to provide loan guarantees 
for major projects for certain renewable energy systems.
                                                            Page S14143
  Kohl (for Harkin) Amendment No. 2132, to clarify the Secretary may 
use competitive research grant funds for certain requests for 
proposals.
                                                            Page S14143
  Kohl (for Dorgan) Amendment No. 2133, to increase funding for 
guaranteed broadband loans, with an offset.
                                                            Page S14143
  Kohl (for Harkin) Amendment No. 2134, to modify the requirements for 
a water and waste disposal grant to the city of Postville, Iowa. 
                                                            Page S14143
  Bennett (for Hutchison) Amendment No. 2135, to provide for a Texas 
rice safeguard initiative.
                                                            Page S14145
  Bennett/Kohl Amendment No. 2073, of a technical nature.
                                                            Page S14145
                                                              Rejected:
  By 38 yeas to 56 nays (Vote No. 442), Leahy Amendment No. 2119, to 
restrict the use of funds for certain conservation programs. 
                                                Pages S14131-36, S14141
                                                             Withdrawn:
  Bingaman Amendment No. 2115, to provide funds to implement and 
administer Team Nutrition programs, with an offset.
                                                        Pages S14104-06
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following actions:
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the November 
5, 2003 adoption of the following amendment was vitiated, and the 
amendment was then subsequently withdrawn:
                                                            Page S14145
  Bennett/Kohl Amendment No. 2084, to provide that statements made by 
the Chairman and/or Ranking Member of the Agriculture Appropriations 
Subcommittee, and colloquies engaging the Chairman and/or Ranking 
Member of the Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, given on the 
Senate Floor or submitted for the Record during Senate consideration of 
this Act shall be deemed part of Senate Committee Report 108-107 for 
purposes of conference with the House of Representatives.
                                                            Page S14145
  Senate insisted on its amendment, requested a conference with the 
House thereon, and the Chair was authorized to appoint the following 
conferees on the part of the Senate: Senators Bennett, Cochran, 
Specter, Bond, McConnell, Burns, Craig, Brownback, Stevens, Kohl, 
Harkin, Dorgan, Feinstein, Durbin, Johnson, Landrieu, and Byrd. 
                                                        Pages S14151-55
  Authorizing Legal Representation: Senate agreed to S. Res. 261, to 
authorize testimony, document production, and legal representation in 
State of Colorado v. Daniel Raphael Egger, Sarah Jane Geraldi, Jennifer 
Melissa Greenberg, Lisa Gale Kunkel, Bonnie Catherine McCormick 
                                                        Pages S14220-21
  Child Nutrition Program Authorization: Committee on Agriculture, 
Nutrition, and Forestry was discharged from further consideration of 
H.R. 3232, to reauthorize certain school lunch and child nutrition 
programs through March 31, 2004, and the bill was then passed, clearing 
the measure for the President.
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  Coastal Barrier Property Exemption: Senate passed S. 1643, to exempt 
certain coastal barrier property from financial assistance and flood 
insurance limitations under the Coastal Barriers Resources Act and the 
National Flood Act of 1968, after agreeing to the committee amendments.
                                                            Page S14221
  Technical Correction: Senate passed S. 1066, to correct a technical 
error from Unit T-07 of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources 
System, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a 
substitute.
  Page S14221
  Coastal Barrier Map Replacement: Senate passed S. 1663, to replace 
certain Coastal Barrier Resources System maps.
  Pages S14221-22
  Congratulating Shirin Ebadi:  Committee on the Judiciary was 
discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 244, congratulating 
Shirin Ebadi for winning the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize and commending her 
for her lifetime of work to promote democracy and human rights, and the 
resolution was then agreed to.
  Page S14222
  Compact of Free Association Amendments Act: Senate passed H.J. Res. 
63, 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 to appropriate 
funds to carry out the amended Compacts, after agreeing to the 
following amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S14222-26
  McCain (for Domenici/Bingaman) Amendment No. 2137, in the nature of a 
substitute.
                                                            Page S14226
  McCain (for Domenici/Bingaman) Amendment No. 2138, to amend the 
preamble.
                                                            Page S14226
  McCain (for Domenici) Amendment No. 2139, to amend the title. 
                                                            Page S14226
Internet Tax Non-Discrimination Act: Senate began consideration of S. 
150, to make permanent the moratorium on taxes on Internet access and 
multiple and discriminatory taxes on electronic commerce imposed by the 
Internet Tax Freedom Act, after agreeing to the committee amendment in 
the nature of a substitute, and taking action on the following 
amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S14156-73
                                                               Adopted:
  McCain Amendment No. 2136, in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                            Page S14157
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that Senate 
resume consideration of the bill at 9:30 a.m., on Friday, November 7, 
2003.
                                                            Page S14160
Messages from the President: Senate received the following message from 
the President of the United States:
  Transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of the approval of the use 
of $10,623,873 provided by the District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 
Public Law 108-7, the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003; to 
the Committee on Appropriations. (PM-55)
                                                            Page S14173
Nomination Considered: Senate resumed consideration of the nomination 
of William H. Pryor, Jr., of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge 
for the Eleventh Circuit.
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 51 yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. 441), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the second motion to close further debate on the nomination. 
                                                    Pages S14090-S14104
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Francis J. Harvey, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of 
Defense.
  Lawrence F. Stengel, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District 
Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
                                                            Page S14226
Messages From the House:
  Pages S14173-74
Measures Referred:
  Page S14174
Measures Placed on Calendar:
  Page S14174
Enrolled Bills Presented:
  Page S14174
Executive Communications:
  Pages S14174-76
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S14176
Additional Cosponsors:
  Page S14177
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S14177-82
Additional Statements:
  Page S14173
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S14182-S14220
Authority for Committees to Meet:
  Page S14220
Privilege of the Floor:
  Page S14220
Record Votes: Four record votes were taken today. (Total--444) 
                                    Page S14104, S14141, S14142, S14155
Adjournment: Senate met at 9:31 a.m., and adjourned at 9:58 p.m., until 
9:30 a.m., on Friday,

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November 7, 2003. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting 
Majority Leader in today's Record on page S14226.)


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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded 
a hearing to examine the nominations of Floyd Hall, of New Jersey, who 
was introduced by Senator Lautenberg, Louis S. Thompson, of Maryland, 
and Robert L. Crandall, of Texas, each to be a Member of the Reform 
Board (Amtrak), after each nominee testified and answered questions in 
their own behalf.
LUNAR EXPLORATION
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on 
Science. Technology, and Space concluded a hearing to examine the 
future of the U.S. Space Program, including the possibility of a return 
mission to the Moon, after receiving testimony from former Senator 
Harrison H. Schmitt, InterLune-Intermars Initiative, Inc., Albuquerque, 
New Mexico; J. Roger P. Angel, University of Arizona Center for 
Astronomical Adaptive Optics, Tucson; and David R. Criswell, University 
of Houston Institute for Space Systems Operations, and Paul D. Spudis, 
Lunar and Planetary Institute, both of Houston, Texas.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee ordered favorably reported 
the following business items:
  S. Res. 237, welcoming the public apologies issued by the President 
of Serbia and Montenegro and the President of the Republic of Croatia 
and urging other leaders in the region to perform similar concrete acts 
of reconciliation;
  S. Res. 256, observing the 50th anniversary of the Mutual Defense 
Treaty between the United States and the Republic of Korea, affirming 
the deep cooperation and friendship between the people of the United 
States and the people of the Republic of Korea, and thanking the 
Republic of Korea for it's contributions to the global war on terrorism 
and to the stabilization and reconstruction of Afghanistan and Iraq;
  S. Res. 258, expressing the sense of the Senate on the arrest of 
Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky by the Russian Federation;
  S. 950, to allow travel between the United States and Cuba, with 
amendments;
  S. 1317, to amend the American Servicemember's Protection Act of 2002 
to provide clarification with respect to the eligibility of certain 
countries for United States military assistance;
  S. 1824, to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to reauthorize 
the Overseas Private Investment Corporation; and
  The nominations of Margaret DeBardeleben Tutwiler, of Alabama, to be 
Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy, Zalmay Khalilzad, of 
Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Transitional Islamic State of 
Afghanistan, Louise V. Oliver, of the District of Columbia, for the 
rank of Ambassador during her tenure of service as the United States 
Permanent Representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, 
and Cultural Organization, William J. Hudson, of Virginia, to be 
Ambassador to the Republic of Tunisia, Margaret Scobey, of Tennessee, 
to be Ambassador to Syria, Thomas Thomas Riley, of California, to be 
Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco, Jackie Wolcott Sanders, for the 
rank of Ambassador during her tenure of service as United States 
Representative to the Conference on Disarmament and the Special 
Representative of the President of the United States for Non-
Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, Mary Kramer, of Iowa, to be 
Ambassador to Barbados and to serve concurrently and without additional 
compensation as Ambassador to St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Antigua 
and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, and Saint Vincent 
and the Grenadines, Timothy John Dunn, of Illinois, for the rank of 
Ambassador during his tenure of service as Deputy Permanent 
Representative to the Organization of American States, James Curtis 
Struble, of California, to be Ambassador to Peru, Hector E. Morales, of 
Texas, to be United States Alternate Executive Director of the Inter-
American Development Bank, Marguerita Dianne Ragsdale, of Virginia, to 
be Ambassador to the Republic of Djibouti, Edward B. O'Donnell, Jr., of 
Tennessee, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as 
Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues, Jon R. Purnell, of Massachusetts, 
to be Ambassador to the Republic of Uzbekistan, 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, and certain Foreign Service Officer promotion lists 
received in the Senate on October 3, 2003.
DOD AIRLINE TRAVEL
Committee on Governmental Affairs: Permanent Subcommittee on 
Investigations concluded a hearing to examine Department of Defense's 
improper use of first and business class airline travel, focusing on 
the extent of DOD premium class travel, the effectiveness of key 
internal control activities and examples

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of improper premium class travel resulting from internal control 
breakdowns, and DOD's control environment over premium class travel, 
after receiving testimony from Senator Grassley; Representative 
Schakowsky; Gregory D. Kutz, Director, and John V. Kelly, Assistant 
Director, both of the Financial Management and Assurance Team, and John 
J. Ryan, Assistant Director, Office of Special Investigations, all of 
the General Accounting Office; and Lawrence J. Lanzillotta, Principal 
Deputy Under Secretary (Comptroller), and Charles S. Abell, Assistant 
Secretary for Force Management Policy, both of the Department of 
Defense.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
following business items:
  S. 710, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide that 
aliens who commit acts of torture, extrajudicial killings, or other 
specified atrocities abroad are inadmissible and removable and to 
establish within the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice an 
Office of Special Investigations having responsibilities under that Act 
with respect to all alien participants in war crimes, genocide, and the 
commission of acts of torture and extrajudicial killings abroad, with 
an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  H.R. 1086, to encourage the development and promulgation of voluntary 
consensus standards by providing relief under the antitrust laws to 
standards development organizations with respect to conduct engaged in 
for the purpose of developing voluntary consensus standards, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 1685, to extend and expand the basic pilot program for employment 
eligiblity verification, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute;
  S. Con. Res. 77, expressing the sense of Congress supporting vigorous 
enforcement of the Federal obscenity laws; and
  The nominations of Janice R. Brown, of California, to be United 
States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, D. Michael 
Fisher, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Circuit Judge for the 
Third Circuit, and Mark R. Filip, to be United States District Judge 
for the Northern District of Illinois.


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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Measures Introduced: 23 public bills, H.R. 3452-3474; 1 private bill, 
H.R. 3475; and 4 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 321-322 and H. Res. 435-436, 
were introduced.
  Pages H10977-78
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H10978-79
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 2571, to provide for the financing of high-speed rail 
infrastructure, amended (H. Rept. 108-278, Pt. 2);
  H. Res. 434, waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with 
respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the 
Committee on Rules (H. Rept. 108-352);
  H.R. 587, to amend title 40, United States Code, to add Ashtabula, 
Mahoning, and Trumbull Counties, Ohio, to the Appalachian region, 
amended (H. Rept. 108-353).
  Conference report on H.R. 1588, to authorize appropriations for 
fiscal year 2004 for military activities of the Department of Defense, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2004 (H. 
Rept. 108-354); and
  H. Res. 437, waiving points of order against the conference report to 
accompany the bill (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 (H. Rept. 108-355).
                                         Pages H10563-H10973, H10976-77
Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003--Motion to go to Conference: 
The House disagreed to the Senate amendments to H.R. 1904, to improve 
the capacity of the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the 
Interior to 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, and agreed to a 
conference.
  Pages H10462-69
  The House agreed to the Stenholm motion to instruct conferees on the 
bill by a voice vote.
                                                        Pages H10463-69
  Appointed as conferees: From the Committee on Agriculture: 
Representatives Goodlatte, Boehner, Jenkins, Gutknecht, Hayes, 
Stenholm, Peterson (MN) and Dooley (CA); from the Committee on 
Resources: Representatives Pombo, McInnis, Walden (OR), Renzi, George 
Miller (CA) and Inslee; from the Committee on the Judiciary: 
Representatives Sensenbrenner, Smith (TX) and Conyers.
                                                            Page H10469
Federal Prison Industries Competition in Contracting Act of 2003: The 
House passed H.R. 1829, to amend title 18, United States Code, to 
require Federal Prison Industries to compete for its contracts 
minimizing its unfair competition with private sector firms and their 
non-inmate workers and empowering Federal agencies to get the best 
value for taxpayers' dollars, to provide a five-year period during 
which Federal Prison Industries adjusts to obtaining inmate work 
opportunities through other than its mandatory source status, to 
enhance inmate access to remedial and vocational opportunities and 
other rehabilitative opportunities to better prepare inmates for a 
successful return to society, to authorize alternative inmate work 
opportunities in support of non-profit organizations, by a yea-and-nay 
vote of 350 yeas to 65 nays, Roll No. 612.
  Pages H10469-H10510
  The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the 
Committee on the Judiciary, now printed in the bill, and considered as 
an original bill for the purpose of amendment was agreed to by a voice 
vote.
                                                            Page H10509
                                                             Agreed to:
  Toomey amendment (No. 1 printed in the Congressional Record of 
November 4) that will prohibit Federal Prison Industries from bidding 
on contracts that have been reserved for small businesses; 
                                                            Page H10488
  Smith of Michigan amendment that allows a contract to be made to 
Federal Prison Industries using other than competitive procedures; 
                                                        Pages H10488-89
  Maloney amendment that extends the same power that the Department of 
Defense contracting officer has to the contracting officers of various 
civilian agencies;
                                                        Pages H10491-92
  Waters amendment that increases the per hour wage earned by inmates 
with less than two years remaining on their prison terms; 
                                                        Pages H10495-96
  Hoekstra amendment that further expands the inmate work programs in 
conjunction with non-profit organizations; and
                                                        Pages H10501-03
  Strickland amendment that requires that funds expended under the bill 
for services or goods must be manufactured in the United States. 
                                                        Pages H10507-08
                                                              Rejected:
  Green of Wisconsin amendment (No. 8 printed in the Congressional 
Record of November 5) that sought to require the comptroller general to 
conduct

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a study of the effects of eliminating the mandatory source requirements 
for Federal Prison Industries, as specified in the bill; 
                                                        Pages H10480-87
  Scott of Virginia amendment (No. 4 printed in the Congressional 
Record of November 4) that sought to restore the mandatory source 
authority by striking the section of the bill that permits the 
government contracting agency, during the transition period when FPI's 
mandatory source authority is phased out, to accept a contract bid from 
FPI only if certain production and price conditions are met, and 
instead requires the contracting agency to accept FPI's bid subject 
only to the percentage caps on total sales outlined in the bill; 
                                                        Pages H10490-91
  Scott of Virginia amendment (No. 5 printed in the Congressional 
Record of November 4) that sought to strike the section of the bill 
that prohibits Federal Prison Industries and state prison industries 
from contracting for work to provide services;
                                                        Pages H10496-97
  Green of Wisconsin amendment (No. 7 printed in the Congressional 
Record of November 5) that sought to permit the Attorney General to 
postpone phasing out the Federal Prison Industries mandatory source 
rule for at least one year if it can be determined that the phase out 
would significantly threaten prison operations or prison safety 
(rejected by a recorded vote of 91 ayes to 325 noes, Roll No. 610; and 
                                                Pages H10492-94, H10508
  Jackson-Lee amendment that sought to place a three year sunset 
provision on the Act if the Attorney General determines that the Act 
creates a significant or adverse effect on the public or on prison 
operations or safety (rejected by a recorded vote of 100 ayes to 313 
noes, Roll No. 611.
                                                Pages H10504-07, H10509
                                                             Withdrawn:
  Scott of Virginia amendment (No. 6 printed in the Congressional 
Record of November 4) that was offered and subsequently withdrawn, that 
would have established a pilot program to provide inmates with 
additional work opportunities and authorizes funding over five years 
for the program.
                                                    Pages H10498-H10501
  The House agreed to H. Res. 428, the rule providing for consideration 
of the bill on Wednesday, November 5.
Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act of 2003--Motion to go to 
Conference: The House disagreed to the Senate amendments to H.R. 2622, 
to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act, to prevent identity theft, 
improve resolution of consumer disputes, improve the accuracy of 
consumer records, make improvements in the use of, and consumer access 
to, credit information, and agreed to a conference.
  Pages H10514-15
  The House agreed to the Frank of Massachusetts motion to instruct 
conferees on the bill by a voice vote.
                                                        Pages H10514-15
  Appointed as conferees: Representatives Oxley, Bereuter, Bachus, 
Castle, Royce, Ney, Kelly, Gillmor, LaTourette, Biggert, Sessions, 
Frank (MA), Kanjorski, Sanders, Waters, Watt, Gutierrez, Hooley (OR), 
and Moore.
                                                            Page H10515
Labor/HHS Appropriations--Motion to Instruct Conferees: The House 
agreed to the DeLauro motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 2660, making 
appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, 
and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2004, by a yea-and-nay vote of 310 yeas to 101 nays, Roll 
No. 613.
  Pages H10510-11
  Later the House agreed Bell motion to instruct conferees on the bill 
by a voice vote.
                                                        Pages H10515-20
Tax Relief, Simplification, and Equity Act of 2003--Motion to Instruct 
Conferees: The House rejected the Becerra motion to instruct conferees 
on H.R. 1308, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to accelerate 
the increase in the refundability of the child tax credit, by a yea-
and-nay vote of 197 yeas to 207 nays, Roll No. 614.
  Pages H10511-12
Medicare Prescription Drug and Modernization Act of 2003--Motion to 
Instruct Conferees: The House rejected the Capps motion to instruct 
conferees on H.R. 1, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to 
provide for a voluntary prescription drug benefit under the Medicare 
program and to strengthen and improve the Medicare program, by a yea-
and-nay vote of 197 yeas to 209 nays, Roll No. 615.
  Page H10512
  Later the House debated the Cardoza motion to instruct conferees on 
the bill. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed until a 
later date.
                                                        Pages H10528-34
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Visitors Center Act: The House agreed to the 
Senate amendments to H.R. 1442, to authorize the design and 
construction of a visitor center for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial--
clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages H10512-14
Energy Policy Act of 2003--Motion to Instruct Conferees: The House 
debated the Filner motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 6, to enhance 
energy conservation and research and development, to provide for 
security and diversity in the energy supply for the American people. 
Further proceedings on the motion were postponed until a later date. 
                                                        Pages H10521-28
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page 
H10459.

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Senate Referral: S. 589 was ordered held at the desk.
Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he 
transmitted notification of the proposed use of funds appropriated 
under the District of Columbia Appropriations Act of PL 108-7, the 
Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003, to reimburse the District 
for emergency planning and security costs--referred to the Committee on 
Appropriations and ordered printed (H. Doc. 108-140).
  Page H10534
Order of Business--National Defense Reauthorization Conference Report: 
Agreed by unanimous consent that the managers on the part of the House 
have until 6 a.m. on Friday, November 7 to file the conference report 
on 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.
  Page H10537
Recess: The House recessed at 11:17 p.m. and reconvened at 8:16 a.m. on 
Friday, November 7.
  Pages H10558, H10563
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 8:17 a.m. on 
Friday, November 7.


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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings

[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1248-D1249]
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Committee Meetings
APPLICATION FOR CONTRACT MARKET DESIGNATION OF U.S. FUTURES EXCHANGE 
LLC BEFORE CFTC
Committee on Agriculture: Held a hearing to review the application for 
contract market designation of the United States Futures Exchange LLC 
before the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Testimony was heard 
from James E. Newsome, Chairman, CFTC; and public witnesses.
COMPUTER VIRUSES
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Telecommunications 
and the Internet held a hearing entitled ``Computer Viruses: The 
Disease, the Detection, and the Prescription for Protection.'' 
Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
``MUTUAL FUNDS: WHO'S LOOKING OUT FOR INVESTORS?''
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Capital Markets, 
Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises concluded hearings 
entitled ``Mutual Funds: Who's Looking Out for Investors?'' Testimony 
was heard from William Francis Galvin, Chief Securities Regulator, 
Secretary, State of Massachusetts; and public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Government Reform: Ordered reported the following 
measures: H.R. 2751, amended, GAO Human Capital Reform Act of 2003; 
H.R. 2886, amended, Department of Homeland Security Financial 
Accountability Act; H. Res. 274, honoring John Stockton for an 
outstanding career, congratulating him on his retirement, and thanking 
him for his contributions to basketball, to the State of Utah, and to 
the Nation; H. Res. 373, amended, expressing the sense of Congress with 
respect to the Women's United Soccer Association; H. Con. Res. 69, 
expressing the sense of Congress that Althea Gibson should be 
recognized for her ground breaking achievements in athletics and her 
commitment to ending racial discrimination and prejudice within the 
world of sports; H. Con. Res. 299, honoring Mr. Sargent Shriver for his 
dedication and service to the United States of America, for his service 
in the United States Navy, and for his lifetime of work as an 
ambassador for the poor and powerless citizens of the United States of 
America; H. Con. Res. 313, to urge the President, on behalf of the 
United States, to present the Presidential Medal of Freedom to His 
Holiness, Pope John Paul II, in recognition of his significant, 
enduring, and historic contributions to the causes of freedom, human 
dignity, and peace and to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of His 
Holiness' inauguration of his ministry as Bishop of Rome and Supreme 
Pastor of the Catholic Church; H.R. 2130, to redesignate the facility 
of the United States Postal Service located at 650 Kinderkamack Road in 
River Edge, New Jersey, as the ``New Bridge Landing Post Office;'' H.R. 
3300, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service 
located at 15500 Pearl Road in Strongsville, Ohio, as the ``Walter F. 
Ehrfelt, Jr. Post Office Building;'' H.R. 3353, to designate the 
facility of the United States Postal Service located at 525 Main Street 
in Tarboro, North Carolina, as the ``George Henry White 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;'' and 
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.''
FIRST RESPONDER INTEROPERABILITY
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on National Security, 
Emerging Threats and International Relations and the Subcommittee on 
Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and the 
Census held a joint hearing on ``First Responder Interoperability: Can 
You Hear Me

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Now?'' Testimony was heard from William O. Jenkins, Jr., Director, 
Homeland Security and Justice Issues, GAO; Karen S. Evans, E-Gov/IT 
Director, OMB; David Boyd, Program Manager, SAFECOM, Wireless Public 
Safety Interoperable Communications Program, Department of Homeland 
Security; John Morgan, Assistant Director, Science and Technology, 
National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Department 
of Justice; the following officials of the FCC: John Muleta, Chief 
Wireless Bureau; and Edmond Thomas, Chief, Office of Engineering and 
Technology; and public witnesses.
CONFERENCE REPORT--NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FISCAL YEAR 2004
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a rule waiving all points 
of order against the conference report to accompany H.R. 1588, National 
Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004, and against its 
consideration. The rule provides that the conference report shall be 
considered as read. Testimony was heard from Chairman Hunter and 
Representative Skelton.
SAME DAY CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION REPORTED BY THE RULES COMMITTEE 
RELATING TO NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT CONFERENCE REPORT
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a resolution waiving clause 
6(a) of rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a rule on 
the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee) against certain 
resolutions reported from the Rules Committee. The resolution applies 
the waiver to any special rule reported on the legislative day of 
November 7, 2003, providing for consideration or disposition of a 
conference report to accompany the bill (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, and for other 
purposes.
CLIMATE CHANGE TECHNOLOGY
Committee on Science: Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing on What are 
the Administration Priorities for Climate Change Technology? Testimony 
was heard from the following officials of the Department of Energy: 
David Conover, Director, Interagency Climate Change Technology Program; 
George Rudins, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Coal and Power Systems; 
Sally Benson, Deputy Director, Operations, Lawrence Berkeley National 
Laboratory; and Marilyn Brown, Director, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
EXAMINE RECENT FAILURE TO PROTECT CHILD SAFETY
Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Human Resources held a 
hearing to Examine Recent Failure to Protect Child Safety. Testimony 
was heard from Representatives Andrews, Pascrell and Ferguson; the 
following officials of the State of New Jersey: Colleen Maguire, Deputy 
Commissioner, Department of Human Services; and Kevin Ryan, Child 
Advocate, Office of the Child Advocate; and public witnesses.


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                             NEW PUBLIC LAWS

     (For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D1237)
  S. 3, to prohibit the procedure commonly known as partial-birth 
abortion. Signed on November 5, 2003. (Public Law 108-105).


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2003-11-07

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                     COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

                            NOVEMBER 7, 2003

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  No meetings/hearings scheduled.


                                 House

  No committee meetings are scheduled.


                             Joint Meetings

  Joint Economic Committee: to hold joint hearings to examine the 
current employment situation, 9:30 a.m., SD-628.


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Daily Digest/Next Meeting of the SENATE + Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES + Other End Matter

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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                     9:30 a.m., Friday, November 7

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Friday: Senate will continue consideration of S. 150, 
Internet Tax Non-discrimination Act.
    

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                       9 a.m., Friday, November 7

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Friday: Consideration of the conference report on H.R. 
1588, National Defense Authorization for FY 2004 (subject to a rule).
_______________________________________________________________________


            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Andrews, Robert E., N.J., E2264
Baca, Joe, Calif., E2269
Baldwin, Tammy, Wisc., E2269
Bartlett, Roscoe G., Md., E2265
Bilirakis, Michael, Fla., E2256
Boehner, John A., Ohio, E2249
Bordallo, Madeleine Z., Guam, E2272
Brown, Corrine, Fla., E2251
Capito, Shelley Moore, W.Va., E2249, E2250, E2250, E2251, E2252, E2252, 
E2253, E2255
Carson, Julia, Ind., E2271
Case, Ed, Hawaii, E2268, E2268
Christensen, Donna M., The Virgin Islands, E2263
Clyburn, James E., S.C., E2249, E2250
Davis, Jo Ann, Va., E2256
Davis, Susan A., Calif., E2259, E2261
Davis, Tom, Va., E2251
DeFazio, Peter A., Ore., E2267, E2268, E2270
DeGette, Diana, Colo., E2266
Frank, Barney, Mass., E2253
Graves, Sam, Mo., E2259, E2261, E2263, E2265
Green, Gene, Tex., E2250
Hensarling, Jeb, Tex., E2254
Jackson-Lee, Sheila, Tex., E2263
Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E2266
Lee, Barbara, Calif., E2263
McInnis, Scott, Colo., E2267, E2268, E2269, E2270, E2271, E2271, E2272
McIntyre, Mike, N.C., E2257
Mica, John L., Fla., E2270
Millender-McDonald, Juanita, Calif., E2260
Miller, Gary G., Calif., E2257
Oxley, Michael G., Ohio, E2266
Pomeroy, Earl, N.D., E2251
Quinn, Jack, N.Y., E2260
Ryan, Tim, Ohio, E2255
Sanchez, Linda T., Calif., E2262
Shimkus, John, Ill., E2249, E2250
Simmons, Rob, Conn., E2262
Slaughter, Louise McIntosh, N.Y., E2253
Smith, Christopher H., N.J., E2270
Stark, Fortney Pete, Calif., E2263
Stearns, Cliff, Fla., E2252
Taylor, Gene, Miss., E2256
Tiberi, Patrick J., Ohio, E2259, E2261
Upton, Fred, Mich., E2253
Van Hollen, Chris, Md., E2258
Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E2252
Walden, Greg, Ore., E2259, E2262
Waters, Maxine, Calif., E2258 


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