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Daily Digest/Senate

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                                         Tuesday, November 18, 2003

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS:

      Senate passed H.R. 2861, VA-HUD Appropriations Act, H.R. 2765, 
      District of Columbia Appropriations Act, and agreed to the 
      Conference Report on H.R. 2754, Energy and Water Development 
      Appropriations Act.
      The House agreed to the conference report on H.R. 6, Energy 
      Policy Act of 2003.
      The House agreed to the conference report on H.R. 2754, Energy 
      and Water Development Appropriations Act for FY 2004.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S14973-S15104
Measures Introduced: Thirteen bills and four resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 1876-1888, S. Res. 267-268, and S. Con. Res. 
82-83.
  Page S15061
Measures Reported:
  S. 616, to amend the Solid Waste Disposal Act to reduce the quantity 
of mercury in the environment by limiting the use of mercury fever 
thermometers and improving the collection and proper management of 
mercury. (S. Rept. No. 108-199)
  S. 1561, to preserve existing judgeships on the Superior Court of the 
District of Columbia. (S. Rept. No. 108-200)
Page S15060
Measures Passed:
  VA-HUD Appropriations Act: Senate passed H.R. 2861, making 
appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and 
Urban Development, and for sundry independent agencies, boards, 
commissions, corporations, and offices for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2004, after taking action on the following amendments 
proposed thereto:
  Pages S14993-S15021
Adopted:
  Bond (for Jeffords) Amendment No. 2199 (to Amendment No. 2150), to 
include an evaluation of the impact of a final rule promulgated by the 
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in a study 
conducted by the National Academy of Sciences.
Pages S14993-94
  Bond (for Inhofe) Amendment No. 2200 (to Amendment No. 2150), to 
include provisions relating to designations of areas for PM2.5 national 
ambient air quality standards.
Page S14994
  Dayton/Coleman Modified Amendment No. 2193 (to Amendment No. 2150), 
to fully fund the Paul and Sheila Wellstone Center for Community 
Building.
Pages S14994-95
  Bond/Mikulski Amendment No. 2150, in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                   Pages S14993, S15001
  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 Bond, Burns, Shelby, 
Craig, Domenici, DeWine, Hutchison, Stevens, Mikulski, Leahy, Harkin, 
Byrd, Johnson, Reid, and Inouye.
Page S15021
  District of Columbia Appropriations Act: Senate passed H.R. 2765, 
making appropriations for the government of the District of Columbia 
and other activities chargeable in whole or in part against the 
revenues of said District for the fiscal year ending September 30, 
2004, after taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
                                                        Pages S15021-29
Adopted:
  Bond (for DeWine) Amendment No. 2201 (to Amendment No. 1783), to make 
certain monetary modifications.
Page S15022
  DeWine/Landrieu Amendment No. 1783, in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                            Page S15022
  Senate insisted on its amendment, requested a conference with the 
House thereon, and the Chair

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was authorized to appoint the following conferees on the part of the 
Senate: Senators DeWine, Hutchison, Brownback, Stevens, Landrieu, 
Durbin, and Inouye.
Page S15029
  Regarding Death of Italian Citizens in Iraq: Senate agreed to S. Res. 
268, to express the sense of the Senate regarding the deaths of 19 
citizens of Italy in Iraq.
  Page S15090
  21st Century Nonotechnology Research and Development Act: Senate 
passed S. 189, to authorize appropriations for nanoscience, 
nanoengineering, and nanotechnology research, after agreeing to the 
committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following 
amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S15090-S15102
  Frist (for Allen/Wyden) Amendment No. 2202, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Page S15100
  Tornado Shelters Act: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban 
Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 23, to amend 
the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 to authorize 
communities to use community development block grant funds for 
construction of tornado-safe shelters in manufactured home parks, and 
the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                            Page S15103
  David Bybee Post Office Building: Committee on Governmental Affairs 
was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2744, 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'', and the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for the 
President.
  Page S15103
  Francis X. McCloskey Post Office Building: Committee on Government 
Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3379, to 
designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 
3210 East 10th Street in Bloomington, Indiana, as the ``Francis X. 
McCloskey Post Office Building'', and the bill was then passed, 
clearing the measure for the President.
  Page S15103
  Richard D. Watkins Post Office Building: Committee on Governmental 
Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3175, to 
designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 
2650 Cleveland Avenue, NW in Canton, Ohio, as the ``Richard D. Watkins 
Post Office Building'', and the bill was then passed, clearing the 
measure for the President.
  Page S15103
Measures Indefinitely Postponed:
  Barbara B. Kennelly Post Office Building: Senate indefinitely 
postponed 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''.
  Page S15090
  J.C. Lewis Post Office Building: Senate indefinitely postponed 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 Post Office Building''.
  Page S15090
  Brian C. Hickey Post Office Building: Senate indefinitely postponed 
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''.
  Page S15090
Energy and Water Development Appropriations Conference Report: Senate 
agreed to the conference report on H.R. 2754, making appropriations for 
energy and water development for the fiscal year ending September 30, 
2004, clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages S15088-90
Nomination Considered: Senate resumed consideration of the nomination 
of Thomas C. Dorr, of Iowa, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for 
Rural Development.
  Pages S14974-92
  By 57 yeas to 39 nays (Vote No. 454), 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 nomination. 
                                                            Page S14992
Nomination Considered: Senate resumed consideration of the nomination 
of Thomas C. Dorr, of Iowa, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of 
the Commodity Credit Corporation.
  Pages S14992-93
  By 57 yeas to 39 nays (Vote No. 455), 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 nomination. 
                                                            Page S14993
Messages From the President: Senate received the following message from 
the President of the United States:
  Transmitting, pursuant to law, the 2003 National Money Laundering 
Strategy; to the Committee on the Judiciary. (PM-57)
Page S15057
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  4 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
  4 Army nominations in the rank of general.
  9 Marine Corps nominations in the rank of general.
  6 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.
  Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Foreign Service, Navy. 
                                                        Pages S15103-04
Messages From the House:
  Pages S15057-58

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Measures Referred:
  Page S15058
Measures Placed on Calendar:
  Page S15058
Petitions and Memorials:
  Pages S15058-60
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S15061
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S15061-62
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S15062-84
Additional Statements:
  Pages S15055-57
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S15084-87
Authority for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S15087-88
Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--455) 
                                                   Pages S14992, S14993
Adjournment: Senate met at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 8:20 p.m. until 
9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 19, 2003. (For Senate's Program, see 
the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S15103).


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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings

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[Pages D1290-D1291]
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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
SPACE ACQUISITION POLICIES
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Strategic Forces concluded 
a hearing to examine space acquisition policies and processes, focusing 
on the Commission to Assess National Security Space Management and 
Organization, the space industrial base, and improvements needed to 
optimize the growing investment in space exploration, after receiving 
testimony from Peter B. Teets, Under Secretary of the Air Force, and 
Director, National Reconnaissance Office; Lieutenant General Brian 
Arnold, USAF, Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force 
Space Command; A. Thomas Young, Chairman, Defense Science Board/Air 
Force Scientific Advisory Board Joint Task Force on Acquisition of 
National Security Space Programs; and Robert E. Levin, Director, 
Acquisition and Sourcing Management, General Accounting Office.
NOMINATION
Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
the nomination of Michael W. Wynne, of Florida, to be Under Secretary 
of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, after the 
nominee testified and answered questions in his own behalf.
MUTUAL FUND INDUSTRY
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded a 
hearing to examine current investigations and regulatory actions 
regarding the mutual fund industry, focusing on investors' rights, the 
Risk Management Initiative, the Putnam settlement, disclosure 
proposals, and late trading and market timing, after receiving 
testimony from William H. Donaldson, Chairman, Securities and Exchange 
Commission; and Matthew P. Fink, Investment Company Institute, and Marc 
E. Lackritz, Securities Industry Association, both of Washington, DC.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee ordered 
favorably reported the nominations of Michael D. Gallagher, of 
Washington, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications 
and Information, Cheryl Feldman Halpern, of New Jersey, to be a Member 
of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 
Elizabeth Courtney, of Louisiana, to be a Member of the Board of 
Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Kirk Van Tine, of 
Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of Transportation, Jeffrey A. Rosen, 
of Virginia, to be General Counsel of the Department of Transportation, 
Robert L. Crandall, of Texas, Floyd Hall, of New Jersey, and Louis S. 
Thompson, of Maryland, each to be a Member of the Reform Board 
(Amtrak), and certain nominations for promotion in the United States 
Coast Guard.
PUBLIC LANDS
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Public Lands 
and Forests concluded a hearing to examine S. 1209, to provide for the 
acquisition of property in Washington County, Utah, for implementation 
of a desert tortoise habitat conservation plan, H.R. 708, to require 
the conveyance of certain National Forest System lands in Mendocino 
National Forest, California, to provide for the use of the proceeds 
from such conveyance for National Forest purposes, S. 1467, to 
establish the Rio Grande Outstanding Natural Area in the State of 
Colorado, S. 1167, to resolve the boundary conflicts in Barry and Stone 
Counties in the State of Missouri, and S. 1848, to amend the Bend Pine 
Nursery Land Conveyance Act to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to 
sell the Bend Pine Nursery Administration Site in the State of Oregon, 
after receiving testimony from Senator Bond; Tom Thompson, Deputy 
Chief, National Forest Systems, Department of Agriculture; Jim Hughes, 
Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; 
Charlotte Bobicki, County Commission, Alamosa, Colorado; and Kate Booth 
Doyle, San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council, Del Norte, Colorado.

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NOMINATION
Committee on Finance: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the 
nomination of Arnold I. Havens, of Virginia, to be General Counsel for 
the Department of the Treasury, after the nominee testified and 
answered questions in his own behalf.
NOMINATION
Committee on Governmental Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine the nomination of James M. Loy, of Virginia, to be Deputy 
Secretary of Homeland Security, after the nominee, who was introduced 
by Senators Stevens and Inouye, testified and answered questions in his 
own behalf.
U.S. TAX SHELTER INDUSTRY
Committee on Governmental Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine the role of professional organizations like accounting firms, 
law firms, and financial institutions in developing, marketing and 
implementing tax shelters, after receiving testimony from Debra S. 
Petersen, California Franchise Tax Board, Rancho Cordova; Calvin H. 
Johnson, University of Texas at Austin School of Law; Philip Weisner 
and Mark Watson, both of Washington, D.C., Jeffrey Eischeid, Atlanta, 
Georgia, Lawrence DeLap, San Francisco, California, Larry Manth, Los 
Angeles, California, and Richard H. Smith, Jr., New York, New York, all 
of KPMG LLP; Richard Berry, Jr., PricewaterhouseCoopers, New York, New 
York; and Mark A. Weinberger, Ernst and Young LLP, Washington, D.C.
AMERICA POST 9/11
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
America after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, focusing on whether the 
government response to the attacks has adversely affected individual 
liberties, including the right to privacy, after receiving testimony 
from former Representative Barr; Nadine Strossen, American Civil 
Liberties Union, Muzaffar A. Chishti, Migration Policy Institute at New 
York University School of Law, and Robert J. Cleary, Proskauer Rose 
LLP, all of New York, New York; and Viet D. Dinh, Georgetown University 
Law Center, James J. Zogby, Arab American Institute, and James X. 
Dempsey, Center for Democracy and Technology, all of Washington, D.C.


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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Measures Introduced: 13 public bills, H.R. 3506-3518; and 8 
resolutions, H. Con. Res. 325-328, and H. Res. 445-448, were 
introduced.
  Page H11391, H11514-15
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H11392-93, H11515
Reports Filed: Reports were filed as follows today:
  H.R. 2584, to provide for the conveyance to the Utrok Atoll local 
government of a decommissioned National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration ship (H. Rept. 108-378);
  H.R. 2907, to provide for a land exchange in the State of Arizona 
between the Secretary of Agriculture and Yavapai Ranch Limited 
Partnership, amended, (Rept. 108-379).
Page H11391
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Chocola to act as Speaker Pro Tempore for today. 
                                                            Page H11361
Approval of the Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of 
the Journal by a recorded vote of 361 ayes to 48 noes, Roll No. 626. 
                                                            Page H11378
Railroad Right-of-Way Conveyance Validation Act of 2003: The House 
agreed to call from the private calendar and pass H.R. 1658, Private 
Bill; to amend the Railroad Right-of-Way Conveyance Validation Act to 
validate additional conveyances of certain lands in the State of 
California that form part of the right-of-way granted by the United 
States to facilitate the construction of the transcontinental railway. 
                                                        Pages H11369-70
Energy and Water Development Appropriations--Conference Report: The 
House agreed to the conference report on H.R. 2754, making 
appropriations for energy and water development for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2004, by a yea-and-nay vote of 387 yeas to 36 
nays, Roll No. 631.
  Pages H11396-H11405, 11432-33
  H. Res. 444, the rule providing for consideration of the conference 
report, was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 409 yeas to 2 nays, Roll 
No. 625.
Pages H11370-72, H11377
Agriculture Appropriations--Motion to go to Conference: The House 
disagreed to the Senate amendments to H.R. 2673, making appropriations 
for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and 
related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2004, and 
agreed to a conference.
  Pages H11372-77
  Agreed to the Obey motion to instruct conferees on the bill by a yea-
and-nay vote of 237 yeas to 176 nays, Roll No. 624.
Pages H11376-77
  Appointed as conferees: Representatives Young (FL), Regula, Lewis 
(CA), Wolf, Walsh, Hobson, Bonilla, Kingston, Frelinghuysen, 
Nethercutt, Latham, Goode, LaHood, Obey, Murtha, Mollohan, Kaptur, 
Serrano, DeLauro, Hinchey, Farr, Boyd, and Fattah.
Page H11379
Energy Policy Act of 2003--Conference Report: The House agreed to the 
conference report 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, by a yea-and-nay vote of 246 
yeas to 180 nays, Roll No. 630.
  Pages H11405-32
  H. Res. 443, the rule providing for consideration of the conference 
report, was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 248 yeas to 167 nays, 
Roll No. 629, after agreeing to order the previous question by a yea-
and-nay vote of 225 yeas to 193 nays, Roll No. 628.
Pages H11379-88
Intelligence Authorization--Motion to go to Conference: The House 
disagreed to the Senate amendment to H.R. 2417, to authorize 
appropriations for fiscal year 2004 for intelligence and intelligence-
related activities of the United States Government, the Community 
Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and 
Disability System, and agreed to a conference.
  Pages H11434-40
  Agreed to the Harman motion to instruct conferees on the bill by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 404 yeas to 12 nays, Roll No. 633. 
                                                        Pages H11439-40
  Appointed as conferees: From the Permanent Select Committee on 
Intelligence, for consideration of the House bill and the Senate 
amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Representatives 
Goss, Bereuter, Boehlert, Gibbons, LaHood, Cunningham, Hoekstra, Burr, 
Everett, Gallegly, Collins, Harman, Hastings (FL), Reyes, Boswell, 
Peterson (MN), Cramer, Eshoo, Holt, and Ruppersberger;
Page H11440
  From the Committee on Armed Services, for consideration of defense 
tactical intelligence and related activities, Representatives Hunter, 
Weldon (PA), and Skelton.
Page H11440
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Walter F. Ehrnfelt, Jr. Post Office Building Designation Act: Debated 
on Monday, November 17, H.R. 3300, to designate the facility of the

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United States Postal Service located at 15500 Pearl Road in 
Strongsville, Ohio, as the Walter F. Ehrnfelt, Jr. Post Office Building 
by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 410 yeas with none voting ``nay,'' Roll 
No. 627;
  Pages H11378-79
  Directing the Administrator of General Services to convey to Fresno 
County, California, the existing Federal courthouse in that county: 
Debated on Monday, November 17, H.R. 1274, amended, to direct the 
Administrator of General Services to convey to Fresno County, 
California, the existing Federal courthouse in that county by a 2/3 
yea-and-nay vote of 421 yeas with none voting ``nay,'' Roll No. 632. 
                                                            Page H11433
  Sense of the House that John Wooden should be honored: H. Res. 411, 
amended, expressing the sense of the House that John Wooden should be 
honored for his contributions to sports and education; 
                                                        Pages H11440-43
  Congratulating the University of Illinois Fighting Illini men's 
tennis team: H. Res. 391, congratulating the University of Illinois 
Fighting Illini men's tennis team for its successful season; 
                                                        Pages H11443-44
  Amending the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 
1966: H.R. 1204, amended, to amend the National Wildlife Refuge System 
Administration Act of 1966 to establish requirements for the award of 
concessions in the National Wildlife Refuge System, to provide for 
maintenance and repair of properties located in the System by 
concessionaires authorized to use such properties;
  Pages H11446-48
  National Aviation Heritage Area Act: H.R. 280, amended, to establish 
the National Aviation Heritage Area;
  Pages H11448-59
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read ``a bill to establish certain 
National Heritage Areas, and for other purposes''.
Page H11459
  Sierra National Forest Land Exchange Act of 2003: H.R. 1651, amended, 
to provide for the exchange of land within the Sierra National Forest, 
California;
  Pages H11459-60
  Northern Arizona National Forest Land Exchange Act of 2003: H.R. 
2907, amended, to provide for a land exchange in the State of Arizona 
between the Secretary of Agriculture and Yavapai Ranch Limited 
Partnership;
  Pages H11460-66
  Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park Addition Act of 2003: S. 
254, to revise the boundary of the Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical 
Park in the State of Hawaii--clearing the measure for the President; 
                                                        Pages H11466-68
  Increasing the waiver requirements for certain grants provided to 
territories of the United States: H.R. 1189, to increase the waiver 
requirement for certain local matching requirements for grants provided 
to American Samoa, Guam, the Virgin Islands, or the Commonwealth of the 
Northern Mariana Islands;
  Pages H11468-69
  Urging the President to present the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 
His Holiness, Pope John Paul II: 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's inauguration of his ministry as Bishop of Rome and 
Supreme Pastor of the Catholic Church;
  Pages H11469-77
  New Bridge Landing Post Office Redesignation Act: H.R. 2130, amended, 
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;
  Pages H11477-78
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read ``A bill to redesignate the 
facility of the United States Postal Service located at 121 
Kinderkamack Road in River Edge, New Jersey, as the `New Bridge Landing 
Post Office' ''.
Page H11478
  Senator James B. Pearson Post Office Building Designation Act: 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''--clearing the measure for the 
President;
  Pages H11478-79
  Ronald Reagan Post Office Building Designation Act: S. 867, to 
designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 
710 Wick Lane in Billings, Montana, as the Ronald Reagan Post Office 
Building--clearing the measure for the President;
  Pages H11479-80
  Expressing the sense of Congress that Althea Gibson should be 
recognized for her achievements and commitment: 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;
  Pages H11480-81
  Awarding the Congressional Gold Medals posthumously on behalf of Rev. 
Joseph A. DeLaine, Harry and Eliza Briggs, and Levi Pearson: H.R. 3287, 
to award congressional gold medals posthumously on behalf of Reverend 
Joseph A. DeLaine,

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Harry and Eliza Briggs, and Levi Pearson in recognition of their 
contributions to the Nation as pioneers in the effort to desegregate 
public schools that led directly to the landmark desegregation case of 
Brown et al. v. the Board of Education of Topeka et al; 
                                                        Pages H11484-87
Suspensions Postponed: The following measures were debated under 
suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were postponed until 
Wednesday, November 19:
  Captive Wildlife Safety Act: H.R. 1006, amended, to amend the Lacey 
Act Amendments of 1981 to further the conservation of certain wildlife 
species;
  Pages H11444-46
  Expressing the sense of Congress regarding the importance of 
motorsports: H. Con. Res. 320, expressing the sense of the Congress 
regarding the importance of motorsports;
  Pages H11481-84
  National Museum of African-American History and Culture Act: H.R. 
3491, to establish within the Smithsonian Institution the National 
Museum of African American History and Culture;
  Pages H11487-93
Medicare Prescription Drug and Modernization Act of 2003--Motion to 
Instruct Conferees: The House debated the Berkley 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. 
                                                    Pages H11493-H11500
  Representative Hooley of Oregon announced her intention to offer a 
motion to instruct conferees on the bill.
Page H11395
Labor/HHS Appropriations--Motion to Instruct Conferees: The House 
agreed to the Kennedy of Rhode Island 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.
  Pages H11500-03
  Representative Kildee announced his intention to offer a motion to 
instruct conferees on the bill.
Page H11434
Presidential Message: Received a message from the President wherein he 
transmitted the 2003 National Money Laundering Strategy--referred to 
the Committees on the Judiciary and Financial Services (H. Doc. 108-
143).
  Page H11503
Senate Message: Messages received from the Senate today appear on page 
H11361.
Senate Referrals: S. 1743 was referred to the Committees on Education 
and the Workforce and Judiciary.
  Page H11389
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 12 midnight.


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Committee Meetings
  No committee meetings were held.

Joint Meetings
ENERGY POLICY ACT
Conferees agreed to file a conference report on the differences between 
the Senate and House passed versions of 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.


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Daily Digest/NEW PUBLIC LAWS

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                            NEW PUBLIC LAWS

     (For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D 1271)
  H.R. 1442, to authorize the design and construction of a visitor 
center for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Signed on November 17, 2003. 
(Public Law 108-126).
  H.R. 3288, to amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to make 
technical corrections with respect to the definition of qualifying 
State. Signed on November 17, 2003. (Public Law 108-127).
  S. 677, to revise the boundary of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison 
National Park and Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area in the 
State of Colorado. Signed on November 17, 2003. (Public Law 108-128).
  S. 924, to authorize the exchange of lands between an Alaska Native 
Village Corporation and the Department of the Interior. Signed on 
November 17, 2003. (Public Law 108-129).


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2003-11-19

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                   COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

                           NOVEMBER 19, 2003

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine current 
Army issues, 9 a.m., SH-216.
  Full Committee, business meeting to consider pending military 
nominations, 2:30 p.m., SR-222.
  Committee on Governmental Affairs: to hold hearings to examine the 
threat of agroterrorism, 9:30 a.m., SD-342.
  Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: to hold 
hearings to examine S.741, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and 
Cosmetic Act with regard to new animal

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drugs, proposed Mammography Quality Standards Reauthorization Act, 
proposed Medical Device Technical Corrections Act, proposed Organ 
Donation and Recovery Improvement Act, and pending nominations, Time 
to be announced, S-216, Capitol.
  Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine pending 
judicial nominations, 2:30 p.m., SD-226.


                                 House

  Committee on Armed Services, hearing on U.S. National Security 
Strategy, 2:30 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade 
and Consumer Protection, hearing entitled ``Cybersecurity and 
Consumer Data: What's at Risk for the Consumer?'' 10 a.m., 2123 
Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, hearing 
entitled ``Digital Dividends and Other Proposals to Leverage 
Investment in Technology,'' 10:30 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.
  Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Technology, 
Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and the Census, to 
consider H.R. 3478, National Archives and Records Administration 
Efficiency Act of 2003, 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on House Administration, to mark up H.R. 2844, 
Continuity in Representation Act of 2003, 3 p.m., 1310 Longworth.
  Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on the Middle 
East and Central Asia and the Subcommittee on International 
Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Human Rights, joint hearing on 
Afghanistan: Democratization and Human Rights on the Eve of the 
Constitutional Loya Jirga, 1:30 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Judiciary, oversight hearing entitled ``Saving 
the Savings Clause: Congressional Intent, the Trinko Case, and the 
role of the Antitrust Laws in Promoting Competition in the Telecom 
Sector,'' 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations, hearing to review progress being made by the 
Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs with 
the sharing of medical information and development of a seamless 
electronic medical record, 10:30 a.m., 334 Cannon.
  Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Human Resources, 
hearing on Improved Monitoring of Vulnerable Children, 2 p.m., B-318 
Rayburn.


                             Joint Meetings

  Conference: A closed meeting of conferees on H.R. 2417, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2004 for intelligence and 
intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the 
Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency 
Retirement and Disability System, 2 p.m., S-407, Capitol.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                   9:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 19
                               __________
                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Wednesday: After the transaction of any morning business 
(not to extend beyond 10:30 a.m.), Senate may begin consideration of 
the conference report on H.R. 6, Energy Policy Act.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                    10 a.m., Wednesday, November 19
                               __________
                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Wednesday: Consideration of Suspensions:
  (1) H. Con. Res. 288, Honoring Seeds of Peace;
  (2) H. Res. 427, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives 
regarding the courageous leadership of the Unified Buddhist Church of 
Vietnam and the urgent need for religious freedom and related human 
rights in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam;
  (3) H. Res. 423, recognizing the 5th anniversary of the signing of 
the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998;
  (4) H. Res. 393, commending Afghan women;
  (5) H. Con. Res. 83, honoring the victims of the Cambodian genocide 
that took place from April 1975 to January 1979;
  (6) H.R. 1813, Torture Victims Relief Reauthorization Act of 2003;
  (7) S. 1824, Overseas Private Investment Corporation Amendments Act 
of 2003;
  (8) H.R. 3140, Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act;
  (9) H.R. 2218, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to 
provide for the regulation of noncorrective contact lens as medical 
devices;
  (10) S. 826, Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities Prevention 
Act of 2003;
  (11) S. Con. Res. 48, supporting the goals and ideals of ``National 
Epilepsy Awareness Month'' and urging support for epilepsy research and 
service programs;
  (12) S. 650, Pediatric Research Equity Act of 2003;
  (13) S. 686, Poison Control Center Enhancement and Awareness Act 
Amendments of 2003;
  (14) S. 1685, Basic Pilot Program Extension and Expansion Act of 
2003;
  (15) S. 1720, to provide for Federal court proceedings in Plano, 
Texas;
  (16) H.R. 482, Florida National Forest Land Management Act of 2003;
  (17) H.R. 2420, Mutual Funds Integrity and Fee Transparency Act of 
2003; and
  (18) H.R. 253, Two Floods and You Are Out of the Taxpayers' Pocket 
Act of 2003.
  Rolled Vote on Berkley motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 1,
  Consideration of Hooley motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 1,
  Consideration of Kildee motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 2660.
                                     


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