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                                             Thursday, May 15, 2003

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate passed H.R. 2, Jobs and Growth Reconciliation Tax Act.
      Senate passed H.R. 1298, United States Leadership Against HIV/
      AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act.
      The House passed H.R. 1527, National Transportation Safety Board 
      Reauthorization.
      House committees ordered recorded nine sundry measures.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S6407-S6569
Measures Introduced: Seven bills and one resolution were introduced, as 
follows: S. 1068-1074, and S. Res. 144.
  Pages S6506-07
Measures Reported:
  S. 521, to amend the Act of August 9, 1955, to extend the terms of 
leases of certain restricted Indian land, with an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. no. 108-48)
Page S6506
  S. 523, to make technical corrections to law relating to Native 
Americans, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. 
No. 108-49)
Page S6506
Measures Passed:
  Jobs and Growth Reconciliation Tax Act: By 51 yeas to 49 nays (Vote 
No. 179), Senate passed H.R. 2, to provide for reconciliation pursuant 
to section 201 of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal 
year 2004, after striking all after the enacting clause and inserting 
in lieu thereof, the text of S. 1054, as amended, after taking action 
on the following amendments proposed thereto: 
                           Pages S6407-15, S6421-28, S6429-45, S6451-75
Adopted:
  By 98 yeas to 2 nays (Vote No. 148), Bunning/McConnell Amendment No. 
589, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the 1993 
income tax increase on Social Security benefits.
Page S6408
  Baucus Amendment No. 624 (to Amendment No. 555), to increase the 
criminal penalties for fraud and false statements.
Page S6409
  Grassley Amendment No. 555, to increase the criminal monetary penalty 
the underpayment or overpayment of tax due to fraud.
Page S6409
  By 70 yeas to 30 nays (Vote No. 150), Specter Amendment No. 569, to 
urge the Senate Finance Committee and the Joint Economic Committee to 
hold hearings and consider legislation providing for a flat tax. 
                                                         Pages S6409-10
  By 86 yeas to 12 nays, (Vote No. 156) Grassley Amendment No. 594, to 
amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to enhance beneficiary 
access to quality health care services in rural areas under the 
Medicare program.
Pages S6413-14
  By 95 yeas to 3 nays, (Vote No. 157) Collins Amendment No. 596, to 
provide temporary State and local fiscal relief.
Page S6414
  Voinovich Modified Amendment No. 592, to establish a blue ribbon 
commission on comprehensive tax reform.
Page S4622
  Ensign Modified Amendment No. 622, to encourage the investment of 
foreign earnings within the United States for productive business 
investments and job creation.
Pages S6426-28
  By 50 yeas to 50 nays, Vice President voting yea (Vote No. 171), 
Nickles Amendment No. 664, to modify the dividend exclusion provision. 
                                                         Pages S6532-35
  Boxer Amendment No. 667, to require a parent who is chronically 
delinquent in child support to include the amount of the unpaid 
obligation in gross income.
Pages S6435-37
  Reed Amendment No. 672, to preserve the value of the low-income 
housing tax credit.
Page S6438
  Grassley (for Burns/Rockefeller) Amendment No. 593, to amend the 
Internal Revenue Code of 1986

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to allow the expensing of broadband Internet access expenditures. 
                                                             Page S6451
  Baucus (for Bunning) Amendment No. 646, to allow a credit for 
distilled spirits wholesalers and for distilled spirits in control 
State bailment warehouses against income tax for the cost of carrying 
Federal excise taxes prior to the sale of the product bearing the tax. 
                                                         Pages S6454-55
  Grassley (for Santorum) Amendment No. 613, to clarify that water and 
sewerage service laterals qualify as contribution in aid of 
construction.
Page S6452
  Baucus/Grassley Modified Amendment No. 644, to extend certain 
expiring provisions.
Page S6454
  Baucus (for Reid /Graham (SC)) Amendment No. 665, to amend the 
Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to restore the deduction for the travel 
expenses of a taxpayer's spouse who accompanies the taxpayer on 
business travel.
Page S6456
  Baucus (for Inouye) Amendment No. 657, to exempt certain sightseeing 
flights from taxes on air transportation.
Page S6456
  Baucus (for Biden) Amendment No. 567, to require group health plans 
to provide coverage for reconstructive surgery following mastectomy, 
consistent with the Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998. 
                                                             Page S6451
  Baucus (for Schumer) Amendment No. 651, to amend the Internal Revenue 
Code of 1986 to allow for the expansion of areas designated as renewal 
communities based on 2000 census data.
Page S6455
  Baucus (for Landrieu) Amendment No. 580, to amend the Internal 
Revenue Code of 1986 to allow employers in renewal communities to 
qualify for the renewal community employment credit by employing 
residents of certain other renewal communities.
Page S6451
  Grassley (for Allen) Amendment No. 571, to amend the Internal Revenue 
Code of 1986 to expand the combat zone income tax exclusion to include 
income for the period of transit to the combat zone and to remove the 
limitation on such exclusion for commissioned officers.
Page S6451
  Grassley (for McCain/Baucus) Amendment No. 661, to add provisions of 
the Armed Forces Tax Fairness Act of 2003.
Pages S6549-51
  Baucus (for Graham (FL) Amendment No. 649, to provide tax relief to 
growers affected by citrus canker.
Page S6455
  Baucus (for Bingaman) Amendment No. 654, to amend title XIX of the 
Social Security Act to temporarily increase the floor for treatment as 
an extremely low DSH State and to provide for an allotment adjustment 
for certain States.
Pages S6462-63
  Grassley (for Hatch) Amendment No. 626, to amend the Internal Revenue 
Code to simplify certain provisions applicable to real estate 
investment trusts.
Page S6454
  Grassley (for Hatch) Amendment No. 625, to provide for S corporation 
reform and simplification.
Page S6452
  Grassley (for Hatch) Amendment No. 627, to exclude certain punitive 
damages received by the taxpayer from gross income.
Page S6454
  Grassley (for DeWine) Amendment No. 673, to amend the Internal 
Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the treatment of certain imported 
recycled halons.
Page S6456
  Baucus (for Schumer) Modified Amendment No. 659, to modify the 
involuntary conversion rules for businesses affected by the September 
11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Page S6456
  Grassley/Baucus Amendment No. 680, to provide an amendment. 
                                                             Page S6456
Rejected:
  By 49 yeas to 51 nays (Vote No. 172), Breaux Amendment No. 663, to 
strike section 350 relative to the repeal of the earned income 
exclusion of citizens or residents living abroad.
Pages S6434-35
  By 48 yeas to 52 nays (Vote No. 173), Kennedy Amendment No. 545, to 
eliminate the dividend and upper bracket tax cuts, which primarily 
benefit the wealthy, to provide the additional funds necessary for an 
adequate Medicare prescription drug benefit, including assuring that 
the benefit is comprehensive, with no gaps or excessive cost-sharing, 
covers all Medicare beneficiaries, provides special help for 
beneficiaries with low income, and does not undermine employer 
retirement coverage.
Pages S6437-38
  By 49 yeas to 50 nays (Vote No. 174), Dodd Amendment No. 572, to 
improve access to higher education for middle-income families by making 
resources available to expand the Hope and Lifetime Learning 
Scholarship Credits and for lower-income families by making resources 
available to increase the maximum Pell Grant to $4500 and to provide an 
equal amount for deficit reduction by eliminating the 10 percent 
dividend tax exclusion for amounts above $500 and eliminating 
acceleration of the 38.6 percent income tax rate reduction. 
                                                             Page S6438
  Hollings/Chafee Amendment No. 607, to promote fiscal responsibility. 
                                                         Pages S6438-39
  Reid (for Dorgan) Amendment No. 668, to provide for deficit 
reduction.
Page S6439
  Durbin Amendment No. 669, to provide health care coverage for 
qualified caregivers.
Page S6439
  Rockefeller Modified Amendment No. 618, to expand the incentives for 
the construction and renovation of public schools.
Pages S6439-40

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  Dayton Amendment No. 616, to amend the Congressional Budget and 
Impoundment Control Act of 1974 to limit the phase-in of revenue-
reducing measures to 1 year.
Page S6440
  Dorgan Amendment No. 666, to strike the section relating to qualified 
tax collection contracts.
Pages S6463-75
Withdrawn:
  Harkin Amendment No. 595, to help rural health care providers and 
hospitals receive a fair reimbursement for services under Medicare by 
reducing tax cuts regarding dividends.
Page S6414
  Warner Modified Amendment No. 550, to amend the Internal Revenue Code 
of 1986 to increase the above-the-line deduction for teacher classroom 
supplies and to expand such deduction to include qualified professional 
development expenses.
Pages S6423-24
  Landrieu Amendment No. 621, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
1986 to allow employers in renewal communities to qualify for the 
renewal community employment credit by employing residents of certain 
other renewal communities.
Page S6426
  Baucus (for McCain) Amendment No. 612, to add the provisions of the 
Armed Forces Tax Fairness Act of 2003.
Page S6429
  Burns Amendment No. 593, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 
to allow the expensing of broadband Internet access expenditures. 
                                                             Page S6429
  Santorum Amendment No. 670, to provide a dividend exclusion which 
eliminates the double taxation of corporate dividends.
Page S6440
  Santorum Amendment No. 648, to clarify the treatment of net operating 
loss in calculating tax attributes under section 108 of the Internal 
Revenue Code of 1986.
Pages S6442-43
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 49 yeas to 51 nays (Vote No. 149), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive section 305(b)(2) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974, with respect to Dorgan/Baucus Amendment No. 556, to 
repeal the 1993 income tax increase on Social Security benefits and to 
offset the revenue loss. Subsequently, the point of order that the 
amendment was in violation of section 305(b)(2) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974, relative to germaneness, was sustained, and the 
amendment thus falls.
Pages S6408-09
  By 47 yeas to 53 nays (Vote No. 151), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive section 302(f) of the Congressional Budget 
Act of 1974, with respect to Baucus Amendment No. 570, to ensure that 
the limit on refundability shall not apply to the additional $400 child 
credit for 2003, to make the dividend exclusion effective for taxable 
years beginning in 2003, and to eliminate the increase in the dividend 
exclusion from 10 percent to 20 percent of dividends over $500. 
Subsequently, the point of order that the amendment was in violation of 
section 302(f) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, since it would 
increase mandatory spending and cause the bill to exceed the 
committee's section 302(a) allocation, was sustained, and the amendment 
thus falls.
Page S6410
  By 50 yeas to 49 nays (Vote No. 152), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive section 305(b)(2) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974, with respect to Kennedy Amendment No. 544, to 
provide for additional weeks of temporary extended unemployment 
compensation and to provide for a program of temporary enhanced regular 
unemployment compensation. Subsequently, the point of order that the 
amendment was in violation of section 305(b)(2) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974, relative to germaneness, was sustained, and the 
amendment thus falls.
Page S6411
  By 49 yeas to 51 nays (Vote No. 153), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive section 302(f) of the Congressional Budget 
Act of 1974, with respect to Lincoln Amendment No. 578, to expand the 
refundability of the child tax credit. Subsequently, the point of order 
that the amendment was in violation of section 302(f) of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974, since it would increase mandatory 
spending and cause the bill to exceed the committee's section 302(a) 
allocation, was sustained, and the amendment thus falls. 
                                                         Pages S6411-12
  By 49 yeas to 50 nays (Vote No. 154), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive section 305(b)(2) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974, with respect to Cantwell Amendment No. 577, to 
permanently extend and modify the research and experimentation tax 
credit and strike the partial exclusion of dividends provision. 
Subsequently, the point of order that the amendment was in violation of 
section 305(b)(2) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, relative to 
germaneness, was sustained, and the amendment thus falls.
Page S6412
  By 49 yeas to 51 nays (Vote No. 155), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive section 302(f) of the Congressional Budget 
Act of 1974, with respect to Jeffords Amendment

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No. 587, to accelerate the elimination of the marriage penalty in the 
earned income credit. Subsequently, the point of order that the 
amendment was in violation of section 302(f) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974, since it would increase mandatory spending and 
cause the bill to exceed the committee's section 302(a) allocation, was 
sustained, and the amendment thus falls.
Pages S6412-13
  By 47 yeas to 52 nays (Vote No. 158), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive section 302(f) of the Congressional Budget 
Act of 1974, with respect to Murray Amendment No. 564, to provide 
temporary State fiscal relief. Subsequently, the point of order that 
the amendment was in violation of section 302(f) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974, since it would increase mandatory spending and 
cause the bill to exceed the committee's section 302(a) allocation, was 
sustained, and the amendment thus falls.
Pages S6414-15
  By 44 yeas to 56 nays (Vote No. 159), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive section 305(b)(2) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974, with respect to Stabenow Amendment No. 614, to 
ensure the enactment of a Medicare prescription drug benefit. 
Subsequently, the point of order that the amendment was in violation of 
section 305(b)(2) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, relative to 
germaneness, was sustained, and the amendment thus falls.
Page S6421
  By 35 yeas to 65 nays (Vote No. 160), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive section 305(b)(2) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974, with respect to Graham (FL) Amendment No. 617, in 
the nature of a substitute. Subsequently, the point of order that the 
amendment was in violation of section 305(b)(2) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974, relative to germaneness, was sustained, and the 
amendment thus falls.
Pages S6422-23
  By 37 yeas to 61 nays, 1 responding present (Vote No. 161), three-
fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the 
affirmative, Senate rejected the motion to waive section 305(b)(2) of 
the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, with respect to Kyl Amendment No. 
575, to further enhance the denial of deduction for certain fines, 
penalties, and other amounts. Subsequently, the point of order that the 
amendment was in violation of section 305(b)(2) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974, relative to germaneness, was sustained, and the 
amendment thus falls.
Page S6424
  By 46 yeas to 54 nays (Vote No. 162), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive section 305(b)(2) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974, with respect to Landrieu Amendment No. 619, in the 
nature of a substitute. Subsequently, the point of order that the 
amendment was in violation of section 305(b)(2) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974, relative to germaneness, was sustained, and the 
amendment thus falls.
Pages S6424-25
  By 46 yeas to 54 nays (Vote No. 163), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive section 305(b)(2) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974, with respect to Landrieu Amendment No. 620, to 
provide pay protection for members of the Reserve and the National 
Guard. Subsequently, the point of order that the amendment was in 
violation of section 305(b)(2) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, 
relative to germaneness, was sustained, and the amendment thus falls. 
                                                         Pages S6425-26
  By 49 yeas to 51 nays (Vote No. 164), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive section 305(b)(2) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974, with respect to Schumer Amendment No. 557, to amend 
the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make higher education more 
affordable. Subsequently, the point of order that the amendment was in 
violation of section 305(b)(2) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, 
relative to germaneness, was sustained, and the amendment thus falls. 
                                                             Page S6426
  By 75 yeas to 25 nays (Vote No. 165), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed 
to the motion to waive section 305(b)(2) of the Congressional Budget 
Act of 1974, with respect to Ensign Modified Amendment No. 622, to 
encourage the investment of foreign earnings within the United States 
for productive business investments and job creation. Subsequently, the 
point of order that the amendment was in violation of section 305(b)(2) 
of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, relative to germaneness, was 
not sustained.
Pages S6426-28
  By 49 yeas to 51 nays (Vote No. 166), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive section 302(f) of the Congressional Budget 
Act of 1974, with respect to Conrad Amendment No. 611, to make the 
child tax credit acceleration applicable to 2002. Subsequently, the 
point of order that the amendment was in violation of section 302(f) of 
the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, since it would increase mandatory 
spending and cause the bill to exceed the committee's section

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302(a) allocation, was sustained, and the amendment thus falls. 
                                                     Pages S6428, S6429
  By 46 yeas to 54 nays (Vote No. 167), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive section 302(f) of the Congressional Budget 
Act of 1974, with respect to Daschle Amendment No. 656, to create jobs, 
provide opportunity, and restore prosperity. Subsequently, the point of 
order that the amendment was in violation of section 302(f) of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974, since it would increase mandatory 
spending and cause the bill to exceed the committee's section 302(a) 
allocation, was sustained, and the amendment thus falls. 
                                                         Pages S6429-30
  By 44 yeas to 56 nays (Vote No. 168), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive section 305(b)(2) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974, with respect to Dayton Amendment No. 615, in the 
nature of a substitute. Subsequently, the point of order that the 
amendment was in violation of section 305(b)(2) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974, relative to germaneness, was sustained, and the 
amendment thus falls.
Pages S6430-31
  By 48 yeas to 51 nays (Vote No. 169), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive section 305(b)(2) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974, with respect to Mikulski Amendment No. 605, to 
provide a partially refundable tax credit for caregiving related 
expenses. Subsequently, the point of order that the amendment was in 
violation of section 305(b)(2) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, 
relative to germaneness, was sustained, and the amendment thus falls. 
                                                             Page S6431
  By 51 yeas to 49 nays (Vote No. 170), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive the Congressional Budget Act, with respect 
to Sessions Amendment No. 639, to apply the sunset provision to the 
revenue increase provisions. Subsequently, the point of order that the 
amendment was in violation of section 313(b)(1)(E) (Byrd Rule) of the 
Congressional Budget Act, was sustained, and the amendment thus falls. 
                                                         Pages S6431-32
  By 37 yeas to 63 nays (Vote No. 175), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive section 305(b)(2) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974, with respect to Edwards Amendment No. 662, to amend 
the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to close the ``janitors insurance'' 
tax loophole. Subsequently, the point of order that the amendment was 
in violation of section 305(b)(2) of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974, relative to germaneness, was sustained, and the amendment thus 
falls.
Page S6441
  By 43 yeas to 57 nays (Vote No. 176), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive section 202 of H.Con.Res. 95, Fiscal Year 
2004 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget, with respect to Dorgan 
Amendment No. 666, to strike the section relating to qualified tax 
collection contracts. Subsequently, the point of order raised against 
the amendment was not sustained, and the amendment was then rejected by 
a voice vote (listed above).
Pages S6443-45
  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 Grassley, Hatch, Nickles, 
Lott, Baucus, Rockefeller, and Breaux.
  Subsequently, S. 1054 was returned to the Senate Calendar. 
                                                             Page S6500
  Global HIV/AIDS Act: Senate passed H.R. 1298, to provide assistance 
to foreign countries to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, 
after taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto: 
                                            Pages S6415-21, S6445-S6500
Adopted:
  Biden/Leahy Amendment No. 686, to amend the International Financial 
Institutions Act to provide for modification of the Enhanced Heavily 
Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative.
Pages S6485-88
Rejected:
  By 48 yeas to 52 nays (Vote No. 177), Durbin Amendment No. 676, to 
provide alternate terms for the United States participation in the 
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Pages S6445-48
  By 48 yeas to 52 nays (Vote No. 178), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive section 302(f) of the Congressional Budget 
Act of 1974, with respect to Dorgan Amendment No. 678, to provide 
emergency funding for food aid to HIV/AIDS affected populations in sub-
Saharan Africa. Subsequently, the point of order that the amendment was 
in violation of section 302(f) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, 
was sustained, and the amendment thus falls.
Pages S6449-50
  By 45 yeas to 52 nays (Vote No. 180), Feinstein Amendment No. 682, to 
modify provisions relating to the distribution of funding. 
                                                         Pages S6475-78
  By 42 yeas to 54 nays (Vote No. 181), Kennedy Amendment No. 681, to 
provide for the procurement of certain pharmaceuticals at the lowest 
possible price for products of assured quality.
Pages S6478-81

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  By 45 yeas to 50 nays (Vote No. 182), Boxer Amendment No. 684, to 
require a specific plan to help AIDS orphans.
Page S6481
  By 44 yeas to 51 nays (Vote No. 183), Dodd Amendment No. 685, to add 
CARICOM Countries and the Dominican Republic to Priority List of HIV/
AIDS Coordinator.
Pages S6481-84
  Clinton Amendment No. 652, to improve women's health and empowerment 
and reduce women's vulnerability to HIV/AIDS.
Pages S6484-85
  Hometown Heroes Survivors Benefits Act: Committee on the Judiciary 
was discharged from further consideration of S. 459, to ensure that a 
public safety officer who suffers a fatal heart attack or stroke while 
on duty shall be presumed to have died in the line of duty for purposes 
of public safety officer survivor benefits, and the bill was then 
passed.
  Pages S6567-68
  Fallen Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters Flag Memorial Act: 
Committee on Rules and Administration was discharged from further 
consideration of S. 535, to provide Capitol-flown flags to the families 
of law enforcement officers and firefighters killed in the line of 
duty, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following 
amendment proposed thereto:
  Page S6568
  Frist (for Dodd) Amendment No. 683, to provide for the delivery of 
flags through Congress.
Page S6568
  Honoring the City of Fayetteville: Committee on the Judiciary was 
discharged from further consideration of H. Con. Res. 58, honoring the 
City of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and its many partners for the 
Festival of Flight, a celebration of the centennial of Wilbur and 
Orville Wright's first flight, the first controlled, powered flight in 
history, and the concurrent resolution was then agreed to.
  Page S6568
  Authorizing the Use of the Capitol Grounds: Senate agreed to H. Con. 
Res. 128, authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the D.C. 
Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run.
  Pages S6568-69
Department of Defense Authorization--Agreement: A unanimous consent 
agreement was reached providing for consideration of S. 1050, 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, at 2:30 p.m., on 
Monday, May 19, 2003; provided that all first-degree amendments be 
relevant and that any second-degree amendments be relevant to the 
first-degree amendment to which it was offered; further that, the time 
until 5:30 p.m. be for debate only.
  Page S6569
Removal of Injunction of Secrecy: The injunction of secrecy was removed 
from the following treaty:
  Protocol of 1997 Amending MARPOL Convention (Treaty Doc. No. 108-7)
  The treaty was transmitted to the Senate today, considered as having 
been read for the first time, and referred, with accompanying papers, 
to the Committee on Foreign Relations and ordered to be printed. 
                                                             Page S6569
Nomination--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached 
providing for consideration of the nomination of S. Maurice Hicks, Jr., 
of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Western 
District of Louisiana, at 5:30 p.m., on Monday, May 19, 2003, with a 
vote to immediately occur on confirmation of the nomination. 
                                                             Page S6500
Nominations Received: Senate received the following Nominations:
  William Gerry Myers III, of Idaho, to be United States Circuit Judge 
for the Ninth Circuit.
  Henry F. Floyd, of South Carolina, to be United States District Judge 
for the District of South Carolina.
  Ronald A. White, of Oklahoma, to be United States District Judge for 
the Eastern District of Oklahoma.
Page S6569
Messages From the House:
  Page S6504
Measures Referred:
  Pages S6504-05
Executive Communications:
  Pages S6505-06
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S6506
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S6507-09
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S6509-17
Additional Statements:
  Pages S6503-04
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S6517-67
Authority for Committees to Meet:
  Page S6567
Record Votes: Thirty-six record votes were taken today. (Total--183) 
    Pages S6408-14, S6421, S6423-26, S6428, S6429-32, S6434, S6437-38, 
          S6441, S6443-44, S6448, S6450, S6474, S6478, S6480-81, S6484.
Adjournment: Senate met at 9:15 a.m., and adjourned at 2:19 a.m., on 
Friday, May 16, 2003, until 2 p.m., on Monday, May 19, 2003. (For 
Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's 
Record on page S6569.)

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APPROPRIATIONS: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Defense concluded hearings 
to examine proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2004 for the 
Department of Defense, after receiving testimony from numerous public 
witnesses.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee ordered favorably 
reported the following business items:
  S. 1039, to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to enhance 
the security of wastewater treatment works, with an amendment; and
  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.
HOMELAND SECURITY
Committee on Governmental Affairs: Committee concluded hearings to 
examine homeland security issues facing state and local governments, 
focusing on the role and direction of U.S. homeland security efforts, 
including preparedness planning, investing resources based on 
comprehensive and integrated statewide plans, maximizing the investment 
in intelligence gathering and analysis, and providing a multi-year 
framework for homeland security planning, after receiving testimony 
from Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, Boston, on behalf of the 
National Governors' Association; Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick, Detroit, 
Michigan, on behalf of the U.S. Conference of Mayors; Art Cleaves, 
Maine Emergency Management Agency, Augusta; and Mark Stenglein, 
Hennepin County Board of Commissioners, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Governmental Affairs: Committee concluded hearings to 
examine the nominations of Terrence A. Duffy, of Illinois, to be a 
Member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, who was 
introduced by Senator Durbin and Allen, and Susanne T. Marshall, of 
Virginia, to be Chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board, and 
Neil McPhie, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Merit Systems 
Protection Board, both of whom were introduced by Senator Allen, after 
each nominee testified and answered questions in their own behalf.
NATIVE AMERICAN LANGUAGE ACT
Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee concluded hearings to examine S. 
575, to amend the Native American Languages Act to provide for the 
support of Native American language survival schools, after receiving 
testimony from Leanne Hinton, University of California at Berkeley; 
Christine P. Sims, Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico, on behalf of the 
Linguistic Institute for Native Americans; Mary Eunice Romero, 
University of Arizona, Tucson, on behalf of the Cochiti Pueblo of New 
Mexico; Rosalyn R. LaPier and Joycelyn DesRosier, both of the Piegan 
Institute Nizipuhwahsin School, Browning, Montana; Geneva Woomavoyah 
Navarro and Rita Coosewon, both of the Comanche Nation College, Lawton, 
Oklahoma; Lawrence D. Kaplan, University of Alaska, Fairbanks; Rosita 
Worl, University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau, on behalf of the Sealaska 
Heritage Institute; Kalena Silva, Keiki Kawaiaea, William H. Wilson, 
and Holo Hoopai, all of the Ka Haka `Ula O Ke`elikolani College, 
University of Hawaii at Hilo; Namaka Rawlins, Aha Punana Leo, Inc., 
Hilo, Hawaii; Mary Hermes, University of Minnesota, Duluth, on behalf 
of the Waadookodaading Ojibwe Language Immersion School, and Lisa 
LaRonge, Ojibwe Language Immersion School, Hayward, Wisconsin; William 
Y. Brown and Jennifer Chock, both of the Bishop Museum, Honolulu, 
Hawaii; David Dinwoodie, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque; and 
John W. Cheek, National Indian Education Association, Alexandria, 
Virginia.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
following business items:
  S. 878, to authorize an additional permanent judgeship in the 
District of Idaho, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute; and
  The nominations of L. Scott Coogler, to be United States District 
Judge for the Northern District of Alabama, and Mark Moki Hanohano, to 
be United States Marshal for the District of Hawaii.


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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Measures Introduced: 31 public bills, H.R. 2112-2142; 5 resolutions, H. 
Con. Res. 183-184, and H. Res. 236-238 were introduced. 
                                                         Pages H4203-04
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H4204-06
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H. Res. 180, supporting the goals and ideals of ``National 
Correctional Officers and Employees Week'' and honoring the service of 
correctional officers and employees (H. Rept. 108-101);
  H.R. 982, to clarify the tax treatment of bonds and other obligations 
issued by the Government of American Samoa (H. Rept. 108-102, Pt. 1);
  H.R. 1437, to improve the United States Code (H. Rept. 108-103); and
  H.R. 1416, to make technical corrections to the Homeland Security Act 
of 2002, amended (H. Rept. 108-104).
Page H4203
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Rev. 
Joseph A. Darby, Pastor, Morris Brown African Methodist Episcopal 
Church of Charleston, South Carolina.
  Page H4133
Reception in the House Chamber to Receive Former Members of Congress: 
The House recessed to receive the United States Association of Former 
Members of Congress in the House Chamber. Later, agreed to the Lincoln 
Diaz-Balart of Florida motion that the proceedings had during the 
recess be printed in the Record.
  Pages H4133-50
Recess: The House recessed at 9:08 a.m. and reconvened at 11:07 a.m.
National Transportation Safety Board Reauthorization: The House passed 
H.R. 1527, to amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize 
appropriations for the National Transportation Safety Board for fiscal 
years 2003 through 2006 by voice vote.
  Pages H4157-68
Agreed To:
  Green of Texas amendment that defines recommendations concerning 15 
passenger van safety, railroad grade crossing safety, and medical 
certifications for a commercial driver's license as ``significant 
safety recommendations;''
Pages H4162-63
Point of order sustained against:
  Cardin amendment that sought to include provisions to extend 
unemployment compensation in the bill (agreed to sustain the ruling of 
the chair by recorded vote of 225 ayes to 200 noes, Roll No. 191). 
                                                         Pages H4163-66
Withdrawn:
  Udall of Colorado amendment no. 3 printed in the Congressional Record 
of May 13 was offered, but subsequently withdrawn, that sought to 
establish a dynamic rollover testing program; prohibit the purchase of 
used 15 passenger vans that will be used as school buses unless the 
vehicle complies with the motor vehicle standards prescribed for 
schoolbuses; and
Pages H4160-62
  Jackson-Lee of Texas amendment was offered, but subsequently 
withdrawn, that requires studies on the impact of age on the competence 
and qualifications of airline pilots and the impact of the use of rail 
systems in high population density cities, including any city 
population of more that 1 million persons.
Pages H4166-67
  H. Res. 229, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was 
agreed to by voice vote. Earlier agreed to order the previous question 
by yea-and-nay vote of 220 yeas to 205 nays, Roll No. 190. 
                                                         Pages H4151-57
Legislative Program: The Majority Leader announced the legislative 
program for the week of May 19.
  Pages H4168-70
Meeting Hour Monday, May 19: Agreed that when the House adjourns today, 
it adjourn to meet at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, May 19 for morning hour 
debate.
  Page H4170
Calendar Wednesday: Agreed to dispense with the Calendar Wednesday 
business of Wednesday, May 21.
  Page H4170
Late Report--Committee on International Relations: The Committee on 
International Relations received permission to have until midnight on 
Friday, May 16 to file a report on H.R. 1950, Foreign Relations 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2004 and 2005.
  Page H4170
Canada--United States Interparliamentary Group: The Chair announced the 
Speaker's appointment of the following members of the House to the 
Canada--United States Interparliamentary Group, in addition to 
Representative Houghton, appointed Chairman on March 13, 2002: 
Representatives Oberstar, Dreier, Shaw, Slaughter, Stearns, Peterson of 
Minnesota, Manzullo, Smith of Michigan, English, and Souder. 
                                                             Page H4195
Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate today appear on page 
H4172.
Referral: S. 195 was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
and S. 709 was referred to the Committee on Financial Services. 
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Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote and one recorded vote 
developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages 
H4156-57, and H4165-66. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 6:58 p.m.


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Committee Meetings
RUNAWAY, HOMELESS AND MISSING CHILDREN PROTECTION ACT; CHILD MEDICATION 
SAFETY ACT
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Ordered reported, as amended, 
the following bills: H.R. 1925, Runaway, Homeless and Missing Children 
Protection Act; and H.R. 1179, Child Medication Safety Act of 2003.
PROJECT BIOSHIELD ACT
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Ordered reported H.R. 2122, Project 
Bioshield Act of 2003.
RETIREMENT SECURITY
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Capital Markets, 
Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises held a hearing entitled 
``Retirement Security: What Seniors Need to Know about Protecting Their 
Futures.'' Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
OVEREXPOSED: THE THREATS TO PRIVACY AND SECURITY ON FILE SHARING 
NETWORKS
Committee on Government Reform: Held a hearing entitled ``Overexposed: 
The Threats to Privacy and Security on File Sharing Networks'' 
Testimony was heard from James E. Farnan, Deputy Assistant Director, 
Cyber Division, FBI, Department of Justice; and public witnesses.
OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY REAUTHORIZATION ACT
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug 
Policy and Human Resources approved for full Committee action, as 
amended, H.R. 2086, Office of National Drug Control Policy 
Reauthorization Act of 2003.
U.S. POLICY TOWARD IRAQ
Committee on International Relations: Held a hearing on U.S. Policy 
Toward Iraq. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the 
Department of State: Alan P. Larson, Under Secretary, Bureau of 
Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs; and Wendy J. Chamberlin, 
Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Asia and the Near East, AID; and 
the following officials of the Department of Defense: Douglas J. Feith, 
Under Secretary, Policy; and Lt. Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, USAF, 
Director, Operations, The Joint Chiefs of Staff.
CLASS ACTION FAIRNESS ACT
Committee on the Judiciary: Held a hearing on H.R. 1115, Class Action 
Fairness Act of 2003. Testimony was heard from Viet Dinh, Assistant 
Attorney General, Office of Legal Policy, Department of Justice; 
Lawrence H. Mirel, Commissioner, Department of Insurance and Securities 
Regulation, District of Columbia; and public witnesses.
SPORTS AGENT RESPONSIBILITY AND TRUST ACT
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Commercial and 
Administrative Law approved for full Committee action, as amended, H.R. 
361, Sports Agent Responsibility and Trust Act.
  Prior to this action, the Subcommittee held a hearing on H.R. 361. 
Testimony was heard from Representatives Gordon and Osborne; and public 
witnesses.
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE CIVIL RIGHTS DIVISION REAUTHORIZATION
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on the Constitution held an 
oversight hearing on the ``Reauthorization of the U.S. Department of 
Justice Civil Rights Division.'' Testimony was heard from Ralph F. Boyd 
Jr., Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, Department of 
Justice.
OVERSIGHT--CALFED'S CROSS-CUT BUDGET
Committee on Resources: Subcommittee Water and Power held an oversight 
hearing on CALFED's Cross-Cut Budget. Testimony was heard from Jason 
Peltier, Special Assistant, Assistant Secretary, Water and Sciences, 
Department of the Interior; and Patrick Wright, Director, California 
Bay-Delta Authority.
HEALTHY FORESTS RESTORATION ACT
Committee on Rules: Testimony was heard from Chairmen Goodlatte and 
Pombo; Representatives Walden of Oregon, Inslee, Udall of Colorado, 
George Miller of California and Matheson, but action was deferred on 
H.R. 1904, Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003.
SMALL BUSINESS COMMUNITY--COST OF REGULATIONS
Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform and 
Oversight held a hearing on Federal Agency Treatment of Small Business. 
Testimony

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was heard from Michael Barrera, National Ombudsman, SBA; and Nina 
Olson, National Taxpayer Advocate, IRS, Department of the Treasury; and 
public witnesses.
SMALL BUSINESSES--IMPACT OF HIGHWAY BEAUTIFICATION ACT
Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Rural Enterprise, 
Agriculture and Technology held a hearing on the Impact of the Highway 
Beautification Act on small businesses across America. Testimony was 
heard from public witnesses.
OVERSIGHT--ADMINISTRATION'S PROPOSED REAUTHORIZATION (SAFETEA)
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on 
Highways, Transit and Pipelines held an oversight hearing on overview 
of Administration's Proposed Reauthorization bill (SAFETEA). Testimony 
was heard from Norman Mineta, Secretary of Transportation.
VETERANS LEGISLATION
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Ordered reported the following bills: 
H.R. 1460, amended, Veterans Entrepreneurship Act of 2003; H.R. 1562, 
amended, Veterans Health Care Cost Recovery Act of 2003; H.R. 1683, 
Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2003; H.R. 
1257, Selected Reserve Home Loan Equity Act; H.R. 1911, to amend title 
38, United States Code, to enhance cooperation and the sharing of 
resources between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department 
of Defense; and H.R. 1715, to amend title 38, United States Code, to 
enhance the authority of the Department of Veterans Affairs to recover 
from third parties costs of medical care furnished to veterans and 
other persons by the Department.
SENSITIVE PROGRAMS BUDGET
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Subcommittee on 
Intelligence Policy and National Security met in executive session to 
hold a hearing on Sensitive Programs Budget. Testimony was heard from 
departmental witnesses.
BIOSHIELD: COUNTERING THE BIOSHIELD THREAT
  Select Committee on Homeland Security: Held a hearing entitled 
``Bioshield: Countering the Bioterrorist Threat.'' Testimony was 
heard from Anthony S, Fauci, M.D., Director, National Institute of 
Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, Department of Health and Human 
Services; and public witnesses.


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                            NEW PUBLIC LAWS

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  S. 162, to provide for the use of distribution of certain funds 
awarded to the Gila River Pima- Maricopa Indian Community. Signed on 
May 14, 2003. (Public Law 108-22)


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                         COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR

                          FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2003

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural 
Development, and Related Agencies, to hold hearings to examine 
proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2004 for programs of the 
Department of Agriculture, 9:30 a.m., SD-124.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine the 
Department of State's Office of Children's Issues, focusing on 
international parental abduction, 9 a.m., SD-419.


                                 House

  Committee on Government Reform, hearing on ``Protecting Our Most 
Vulnerable Residents: A Review of Reform Efforts at the District of 
Columbia Child and Family Services Agency,'' 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.


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                      CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

                  Week of May 19 through May 24, 2003

                             Senate Chamber

  On Monday, at 2:30 p.m., Senate will consider S. 1050, 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.
  During the balance of the week, Senate will continue consideration of 
S. 1050, Department of Defense Authorization, and may also consider S. 
14, Energy Policy Act, H.J. Res. 51, Increased Public Debt, and any 
other cleared legislative and executive business.


                           Senate Committees

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)
  Committee on Appropriations: May 20, Subcommittee on 
Transportation, Treasury and General Government, to hold hearings to 
examine proposed budget estimates for fiscal year 2004 for the 
Department of the Treasury, 10 a.m., SD-138.
  May 22, Subcommittee on Transportation, Treasury and General 
Government, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates 
for fiscal year 2004 for highway safety initiatives, 10:30 a.m., SD-
138.

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  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: May 20, to hold 
oversight hearings to examine the Fair Credit Reporting Act and 
issues presented by the Re-authorization of the Expiring Preemption 
Provisions, to be immediately followed by a business meeting to 
consider the nominations of Nicholas Gregory Mankiw, of 
Massachusetts, to be a Member of the Council of Economic Advisers, 
Steven B. Nesmith, of Pennsylvania, to be an Assistant Secretary of 
Housing and Urban Development, and Jose Teran, of Florida, James 
Broaddus, of Texas, Lane Carson, of Louisiana, and Morgan Edwards, 
of North Carolina, each to be a Member of the Board of Directors of 
the National Institute of Building Sciences, 2 p.m., SD-538.
  May 21, Full Committee, to hold oversight hearings to examine the 
national export strategy, 10 a.m., SD-538.
  May 22, Full Committee, to hold oversight hearings to examine the 
economy, focusing on increasing investment in the equity markets, 10 
a.m., SD-538.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: May 20, to 
hold hearings to examine CEO compensation in the post-Enron Era, 
9:30 a.m., SR-253.
  May 20, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine issues related 
to the North Pacific Crab, 2:30 p.m., SR-253.
  May 21, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine issues related 
to computer spam, 9:30 a.m., SR-253.
  May 21, Full Committee, to hold oversight hearings to examine 
recommendations to tighten oversight of the Title XI Shipbuilding 
Loan Guarantee Program, 2:30 p.m., SR-253.
  May 22, Full Committee, to continue hearings to examine media 
ownership, 9:30 a.m., SR-253.
  May 22, Full Committee, to hold closed hearings to examine NHTSA 
reauthorization, 2:30 p.m., SR-253.
  May 22, Subcommittee on Communications, to hold hearings to 
examine wireless broadband in rural areas, 2:30 p.m., SD-562.
  Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: May 21, business 
meeting to consider, 10 a.m., SD-366.
  Committee on Environment and Public Works: May 20, Subcommittee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure, to hold hearings to examine 
proposed legislation authorizing funds for programs of the 
Transportation Equity Act (TEA-21), 2 p.m., SD-406.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: May 19, Subcommittee on Near 
Eastern and South Asian Affairs, to hold hearings to examine the 
nominations of Harry K. Thomas, Jr., of New York, to be Ambassador 
to the People's Republic of Bangladesh, and Jeffrey Lunstead, of the 
District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to the Democratic Socialist 
Republic of Sri Lanka, and to serve concurrently and without 
additional compensation as Ambassador to the Republic of Maldives, 
10 a.m., SD-419.
  May 19, Subcommittee on African Affairs, to hold hearings to 
examine fighting AIDS in Uganda, 2:30 p.m., SD-419.
  May 20, Full Committee, to hold a closed briefing to examine North 
Korea and Indonesia, 11 a.m., S-407, Capitol.
  May 20, Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and 
Narcotics Affairs, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of 
John F. Maisto, of Pennsylvania, to be Permanent Representative of 
the United States of America to the Organization of American States, 
with the rank of Ambassador, 2 p.m., SD-419.
  May 20, Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and 
Narcotics Affairs, to hold hearings to examine the future of U.S. 
economic relations in the Western Hemisphere, 2:30 p.m., SD-419.
  May 21, Full Committee, business meeting to consider an original 
bill to authorize foreign assistance for fiscal year 2004, to make 
technical and administrative changes to the Foreign Assistance and 
Arms Export Control Acts and to authorize a Millennium Challenge 
Account, 9:30 a.m., SD-419.
  May 22, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine Iraq 
stabilization and reconstruction, focusing on U.S. policy and plans, 
2:30 p.m., SD-419.
  Committee on Governmental Affairs: May 21, Permanent Subcommittee 
on Investigations, to hold hearings to examine SARS, focusing on 
state and local response, 9 a.m., SD-342.
  Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: May 21, to 
hold hearings to examine proposed legislation entitled ``Genetics 
Non-Discrimination Act'', 10 a.m., SD-430.
  Committee on Indian Affairs: May 21, to hold oversight hearings to 
examine the proposed reorganization of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, 
10 a.m., SR-485.
  May 22, Full Committee, to hold oversight hearings to examine the 
status of telecommunications in Indian Country, 10 a.m., SR-485.
  Committee on the Judiciary: May 20, to hold hearings to examine 
international drug trafficking and terrorism, 10 a.m., SD-226.
  May 21, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nomination 
of R. Hewitt Pate, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Attorney General, 
10 a.m., SD-226.
  May 22, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the 
nominations of Richard C. Wesley, of New York, to be United States 
Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit, J. Ronnie Greer, to be United 
States District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Thomas 
M. Hardiman, to be United States District Judge for the Western 
District of Pennsylvania, Mark R. Kravitz, to be United States 
District Judge for the District of Connecticut, and John A. 
Woodcock, Jr., to be United States District Judge for the District 
of Maine, 2 p.m., SD-226.
  Committee on Rules and Administration: May 20, to hold oversight 
hearings to examine operations of the John F. Kennedy Center for the 
Performing Arts and the Smithsonian Institution, 9:30 a.m., SR-301.
  Special Committee on Aging: May 19, to hold hearings to examine 
ageism in the health care system, focusing on short shifting 
seniors, 2 p.m., SD-628.
  May 20, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine baby boomers, 
focusing on enhancing independence through innovation and 
technology, 10 a.m., SD-628.

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                             House Chamber

  To be announced.


                            House Committees

  Committee on Agriculture, May 20, Subcommittee on Department 
Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry, hearing to review 
the current state of the Dairy industry, 10:30 a.m., 1300 Longworth.
  May 21, full Committee, hearing to review the status of the World 
Trade Organization Negotiations on Agriculture, 10 a.m., 1300 
Longworth.
  May 22, Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk 
Management, hearing to review the financial status of the Crop 
Insurance industry, 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.
  Committee on Appropriations, May 20, Subcommittee on Legislative, 
on GPO, 10:30 a.m., and on Capitol Police, 11:30 a.m., H-140 
Capitol.
  May 21, Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export Financing and 
Related Programs, on Millennium Challenge Corporation, 2 p.m., 2359 
Rayburn.
  May 21, Subcommittee on Legislative, on Members of Congress, 10:30 
a.m., and on Architect of the Capitol (Not Capitol Visitor's 
Center), 11:30 a.m., H-140 Capitol.
  May 21, Subcommittee on Transportation, Treasury and Independent 
Agencies, on Benefits and Costs of Transportation Options, 10 a.m., 
2358 Rayburn.
  May 22, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State, Judiciary and 
Related Agencies, on Impact of Chinese Imports on U.S. Companies, 10 
a.m., 2359 Rayburn.
  Committee on Education and the Workforce, May 20, Subcommittee on 
21st Century Competitiveness, hearing on ``America's Teacher 
Colleges: Are They Making the Grade?'' 2 p.m., 2175 Rayburn.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce, May 20, Subcommittee on Energy 
and Air Quality, hearing entitled ``The Hydrogen Energy Economy,'' 
10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services, May 22, Subcommittee on Capital 
Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises, hearing 
entitled ``The Long and Short of Hedge Funds: Effects of Strategies 
for Managing Market Risk,'' 10 a.m.,. 2128 Rayburn.
  May 22, Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity, hearing 
entitled ``The Section 8 Housing Assistance Program: Promoting 
Decent Affordable Housing for Families and Individuals who Rent,'' 2 
p.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  Committee on Government Reform, May 19, Subcommittee on National 
Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations, hearing on 
Stamping Out Anthrax in USPS Facilities: Technologies and Protocols 
for Bioagent Detection, 1 p.m., 2247 Rayburn.
  May 20, Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, 
Intergovernmental Relations and the Census, oversight hearing 
entitled ``Can the Use of Factual Data Analysis Strengthen National 
Security?--Part Two,'' 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  May 22, full Committee, hearing and markup of H.R. 2086, Office of 
National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 2003, 10 a.m., 
2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on International Relations, May 21, hearing on the 
Future of Kosovo, 10:30 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Judiciary, May 20, Subcommittee on the 
Constitution, oversight hearing on ``Anti-Terrorism Investigations 
and the Fourth Amendment After September 11: Where and When Can the 
Government Go to Prevent Terrorist Attacks?'' 2 p.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Committee on Resources, May 22, Subcommittee on Fisheries 
Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans, hearing on the following bills: 
H.R. 2048, International Fisheries Reauthorization Act of 2003; and 
H. Res. 30, concerning the San Diego long-range sportfishing fleet 
and rights to fish the waters near the Revillagigedo Islands of 
Mexico, 10 a.m., 1334 Longworth.
  May 22, Subcommittee on Water and Power, hearing on the following 
bills: H.R. 1598, Irvine Basin Surface and Groundwater Improvement 
Act of 2003; and H.R. 1732, Williamson County Water Recycling Act of 
2003, 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, May 20, 
Subcommittee on Railroads, oversight hearing on Surface 
Transportation Board: Agency Resources and Requirements, 2:30 p.m., 
2167 Rayburn.
  May 22, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, 
hearing on the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2003, 
10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  May 22, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, hearing 
on Water: Is it the ``Oil'' of the 2lst Century? 2 p.m., 2167 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs, May 22, Subcommittee on Health, 
hearing on long-term care programs in the Department of Veterans 
Affairs, 1:30 p.m., 334 Cannon.
  Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, May 20, executive, 
hearing on Budgets for intelligence-related activities within the 
Departments of State, Energy, and Treasury; and for the Department 
of Defense Foreign Counterintelligence Programs, 3 p.m., H-405, 
Capitol.
  May 22, executive, hearing on the FBI National Security Programs 
Budget, 1 p.m., H-405, Capitol.
  May 22, Subcommittee on Intelligence Policy and National Security, 
executive, briefing on Global Intelligence Update, 9 a.m., H-405 
Capitol.
  Select Committee on Homeland Security. May 19, Subcommittee on 
Rules, hearing entitled ``Perspectives on House Reform: Lessons from 
the Past,'' 5:30 p.m., 340 Cannon.
  May 20, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``How is America Safer? A 
Progress Report on the Department of Homeland Security,'' 9 a.m., 
210 Cannon.
  May 21, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Science, and Research and 
Development, oversight hearing on ``Homeland Security Science and 
Technology: Preparing for the Future,'' 2 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.


                             Joint Meetings

  Joint Economic Committee: May 21, to hold hearings to examine the 
economy, 9:30 a.m., SH-216.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                         2 p.m., Monday, May 19

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Monday: After the transaction of any morning business (not 
to extend beyond 2:30 p.m.), Senate will consider S. 1050, 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.
  At 5:30 p.m., Senate will consider and vote on the nomination of S. 
Maurice Hicks, Jr., to be United States District Judge for the Western 
District of Louisiana.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                       12:30 p.m., Monday, May 19

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Monday: To be announced.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    


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