Daily Digest

Monday, November 10, 2003

Daily Digest


Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S14285–S14378

Measures Introduced: Four bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 1841–1844, and S. Con. Res. 80.
Page S14335

Measures Reported:

S. 1156, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve and enhance the provision of long-term health care for veterans by the Department of Veterans Affairs, to enhance and improve authorities relating to the administration of personnel of the Department of Veterans Affairs, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 108–193)

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.
Page S14334

Measures Passed:

Arming Cargo Pilots: Senate passed S. 1657, to amend section 44921 of title 49, United States Code, to provide for the arming of cargo pilots against terrorism.
Page S14378

Commerce/Justice/State/The Judiciary Appropriations Act--Agreement: Senate began consideration of H.R. 2799, making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2004.
Pages S14287–S14334

Senate will continue consideration of the bill on Tuesday, November 11, 2003.

Additional Cosponsors:
Page S14335

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S14335–64

Amendments Submitted:
Pages S14364–66

Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
Page S14366

Text of H.R. 2763 as Previously Passed:
Pages S14366–78

Adjournment: Senate met at 1 p.m., and adjourned at 10:01 p.m., until 10:45 a.m., on Tuesday, November 11, 2003. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S14378.)

Committee Meeting

No committee meetings were held.


House of Representatives

Chamber Action

Measures Introduced: H. Res. 438–439, were introduced.
Page H11146

Additional Cosponsors:
Page H11146

Reports Filed: No reports were filed today.

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Wolf to act as Speaker Pro Tempore for today.
Page H11135

Chaplain: The prayer was offered today by Rev. John Boyles, President, Faith Prepared Network in Washington, DC.
Pages H11135–36

United States Air Force Academy Board of Visitors: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of Representatives Thompson of California and Kilpatrick of Michigan to the Board of Visitors to the United States Air Force Academy.
Page H11136

Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page H11136.

Adjournment: The House met at noon and adjourned at 12:04 p.m.

Committee Meetings

No committee meetings were held.


(For last listing of Public Laws, see
Daily Digest, p. D1254)

H.J. Res. 76, Making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2004. Signed on November 7, 2003. (Public Law 108–107).


(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


No meetings/hearings scheduled.


No committee meetings are scheduled.

Next Meeting of the

10:45 a.m., Tuesday, November 11

Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday: After the transaction of routine morning business (not to extend beyond 12 noon), Senate will continue consideration of H.R. 2799, Commerce, Justice, State, and The Judiciary Appropriations Act.


At 11 a.m., Senate will observe a moment of silence as a tribute to the war dead of the United States.

(Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. for their respective party conferences.)

Next Meeting of the

2 p.m., Wednesday, November 12

House Chamber

Program for Wednesday and balance of the week: The House will meet at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 12 in pro forma session.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue


Israel, Steve, N.Y., E2289

Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E2289

Kilpatrick, Carolyn C., Mich., E2289




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