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                                              Tuesday, May 20, 2003

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      The House passed H.R. 1904, Healthy Forests Restoration Act.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S6641-S6787
Measures Introduced: Seven bills and six resolutions were introduced, 
as follows: S. 1083-1089, S. Res. 146-150, and S. Con. Res. 46. 
                                                             Page S6707
Measures Reported:
  S. 878, to authorize an additional permanent judgeship in the 
District of Idaho, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                             Page S6706
Measures Passed:
  Senate Legal Representation: Senate agreed to S. Res. 147, to 
authorize representation by the Senate Legal Counsel in the case of 
John Jenkel v. Bill Frist.
  Page S6657
  Senate Legal Representation: Senate agreed to S. Res. 148, to 
authorize representation by the Senate Legal Counsel in the case of 
John Jenkel v. 77 U.S. Senators.
  Page S6657
  Enrollment Correction: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 46, to correct 
the enrollment of H.R. 1298.
  Page S6786
  Expressing Gratitude of Senate: Senate agreed to S. Res. 150, 
expressing the gratitude of the Senate to Michael L. Gillette, Director 
of the Center for Legislative Archives, for his service in preserving 
and making available the records of Congress.
  Page S6786
Department of Defense Authorization: Senate continued 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, taking 
action on the following amendments: 
                                     Pages S6644-57, S6659-60, S6660-97
Adopted:
  By 85 yeas to 10 nays (Vote No. 185), Graham (SC)/Daschle Modified 
Amendment No. 696 (to Amendment No. 689), in the nature of a 
substitute.
Pages S6644-51, S6659-60, S6660-63
  Daschle Amendment No. 689, to ensure that members of the Ready 
Reserve of the Armed Forces are treated equitably in the provision of 
health care benefits under TRICARE and otherwise under the Defense 
Health Program, as amended.
Pages S6644-51, S6659-60, S6660-63
  Reed/Levin Modified Amendment No. 711, to provide under section 223 
for oversight of procurement, performance criteria, and operational 
test plans for ballistic missile defense programs. 
                                               Pages S6651-57, S6696-97
Rejected:
  Feinstein/Kennedy Amendment No. 715, to strike the repeal of the 
prohibition on research and development of low-yield nuclear weapons. 
(By 51 yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. 186), Senate tabled the amendment.) 
                                                         Pages S6663-90
Pending:
  Reed Amendment No. 751, to modify the scope of the prohibition on 
research and development of low-yield nuclear weapons.
Pages S6690-96
  Warner Amendment No. 752 (to Amendment No. 751), in the nature of a 
substitute.
Pages S6690-96
  A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that when 
the Senate continues consideration of the bill on Wednesday, May 21, 
2003, there be 20 minutes equally divided for debate between Senators 
Warner and Reed; the Senate then proceed to a vote on or in relation to 
Warner Amendment No. 752 (listed above), and if the amendment is agreed 
to, the underlying Reed Amendment No. 751 (listed above) be agreed to, 
as amended.
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the bill at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 21, 2003, with 
a vote on

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or in relation to Warner Amendment No. 752 (listed above), to occur at 
approximately 10 a.m.
Jobs and Growth Reconciliation Tax Act--Agreement: A unanimous-consent 
agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding the passage of 
H.R. 2, to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 201 of the 
concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2004, the following 
amendments be modified:
  Pages S6738-41
  Baucus (for Landrieu) Modified 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.
Pages S6738-41
  Baucus (for Schumer) Modified 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. 
                                                         Pages S6738-41
  Grassley/Baucus Modified Amendment No. 680, to provide an amendment. 
                                                         Pages S6738-41
  Baucus/Grassley Further Modified Amendment No. 644, to extend certain 
expiring provisions.
Pages S6738-41
Messages From the President: Senate received the following message from 
the President of the United States:
  Transmitting, pursuant to law, the 2003 Comprehensive Report on U.S. 
Trade and Investment Policy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa and 
Implementation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act; to the 
Committee on Finance. (PM-35)
Page S6706
Appointments:
  National Commission for the Review of the Research and Development 
Programs of the United States Intelligence Community: The Chair, on 
behalf of the Majority Leader, after consultation with the Chairman of 
the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate, and pursuant to the 
provisions of Public Law 107-306, announced the appointment of the 
following individuals to serve as members of the National Commission 
for the Review of the Research and Development Programs of the United 
States Intelligence Community: Former Senator Fred Thompson, and Bran 
Ferren of California.
  Page S6786
  United States Commission on International Religious Freedom: The 
Chair, on behalf of the President pro tempore, upon the recommendation 
of the Majority Leader, pursuant to Public Law 105-292, as amended by 
Public Law 106-55, appointed the following individual to the United 
States Commission on International Religious Freedom: Michael K. Young 
of Washington, D.C.
  Page S6786
  Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance: The Chair, on 
behalf of the President pro tempore, pursuant to Public Law 99-498, 
appointed Claude O. Pressnell, Jr. of Tennessee, to the Advisory 
Committee on Student Financial Assistance for a three-year term. 
                                                             Page S6786
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  5 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
  Routine lists in the Army.
Page S6787
Messages From the House:
  Page S6706
Measures Referred:
  Page S6706
Measures Placed on Calendar:
  Page S6706
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Pages S6706-07
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S6707-08
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S6708-17
Additional Statements:
  Pages S6705-06
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S6717-37
Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
  Page S6737
Authority for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S6737-38
Privilege of the Floor:
  Page S6738
Text of H.R. 2, as Previously Passed:
  Pages S6741-86
Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--186) 
                                                     Pages S6663, S6690
Adjournment: Senate met at 9:30 a.m., and adjourned at 9:21 p.m., until 
9:30 a.m., on Wednesday, May 21, 2003. (For Senate's program, see the 
remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S6786.)


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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
APPROPRIATIONS: DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Transportation, Treasury, 
and General Government concluded hearings to examine proposed budget 
estimates for fiscal year 2004 for the Department of the Treasury, 
after receiving testimony from John Snow, Secretary of the Treasury.
CREDIT REPORTING
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded 
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the implementation and role of the Fair Credit Reporting Act and issues 
presented by the Re-authorization of the Expiring Preemption 
Provisions, including the consumer right to opt out of prescreening, 
reporting accuracy, consumer right to know, consumer dispute rights, 
and Federal Trade Commission interpretive guidance and enforcement, 
after receiving testimony from Howard Beales, Director, Bureau of 
Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee ordered 
favorably reported 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.
EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded 
hearings to examine CEO compensation in the post-Enron Era, focusing on 
top priorities for executive compensation reform, the free market and 
the market value of CEO's, after receiving testimony from Peter C. 
Clapman, Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association College Retirement 
Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF), and Joseph E. Bachelder, The Bachelder Firm, 
both of New York, New York; Damon A. Silvers, American Federation of 
Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), Washington, 
D.C.; Sean Harrigan, California Public Employees' Retirement System, 
Sacramento; and Brian J. Hall, Harvard Business School, Boston, 
Massachusetts.
CRAB RATIONALIZATION PLAN
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded 
hearings to examine issues relating to the Bering Sea and Aleutian 
Island Crab Rationalization Plan, focusing on processor quotas, after 
receiving testimony from Senator Murray; Kevin Duffy, Alaska Department 
of Fish and Game, Juneau; David Fraser, CRAB Rationalization and 
Buyback Group, Sitka, Alaska; Arni Thomson, Alaska Crab Coalition, 
Seattle, Washington; and Linda Freed, Kodiak, and Frank Kelty, 
Unalaska, both of Alaska.
SAFETEA
Committee on Environment and Public Works: Subcommittee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure held hearings to examine S. 1072, to 
authorize funds for Federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, and 
transit programs, (also known as SAFETEA (Safe, Accountable, Flexible, 
and Efficient Transportation Equity Act of 2003)), receiving testimony 
from Norman Y. Mineta, Secretary of Transportation.
  Hearings recessed subject to call.
NORTH KOREAN NARCOTICS THREAT
Committee on Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on Financial 
Management, the Budget, and International Security concluded hearings 
to examine drugs, counterfeiting, and weapons proliferation, focusing 
on North Korea and methamphetamine trafficking to Japan and heroin 
trafficking to Taiwan, smuggling and trade in counterfeit goods and 
endangered species, and organized crime, after receiving testimony from 
Andre D. Hollis, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for 
Counternarcotics; William Bach, Director, Office of African, Asian and 
European Affairs, Bureau for International Narcotics and Law 
Enforcement Affairs, Department of State; Nicholas Eberstadt, American 
Enterprise Institute, Robert L. Gallucci, Georgetown University Walsh 
School of Foreign Service, and Larry M. Wortzel, Heritage Foundation, 
all of Washington, D.C.; and certain protected witnesses.
NARCO-TERRORISM
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded hearings to examine the 
scope and impact of international drug trafficking and its relationship 
to terrorism, after receiving testimony from Steven W. Casteel, 
Assistant Administrator for Intelligence, Drug Enforcement 
Administration, and Steven C. McCraw, Assistant Director, Office of 
Intelligence, Federal Bureau of Investigation, both of the Department 
of Justice; Deborah A. McCarthy, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State 
for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; John P. Clark, 
Interim Director, Office of Investigations, Bureau of Immigration and 
Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security; Raphael Perl, 
Specialist in International Affairs, Congressional Research Service, 
Library of Congress; Rensselaer W. Lee III, Global Advisory Services, 
McLean, Virginia; and Larry C. Johnson, Berg Associates, LLC, 
Washington, D.C.
KENNEDY CENTER/SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION
Committee on Rules and Administration: Committee concluded oversight 
hearings to examine operations of the John F. Kennedy Center for the 
Performing Arts, and the Smithsonian Institution, after receiving 
testimony from Michael M. Kaiser, President, John F. Kennedy Center for 
the Performing Arts, and

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Lawrence M. Small, Secretary, Smithsonian Institution, both of 
Washington, D.C.
AGING BABY BOOM GENERATION
Special Committee on Aging: Committee concluded hearings to examine 
certain innovative services and technologies to promote healthy and 
independent aging, focusing on opportunities for scientific, 
engineering, government and commercial organizations to collaborate on 
large-scale efforts that meet the needs of individuals, families, 
caregivers, and social and medical institutions that provide services 
to older adults, after receiving testimony from Josefina G. Carbonell, 
Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for Aging; Maria 
Greene, Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Aging 
Services, and Gregory D. Abowd, Georgia Institute of Technology College 
of Computing, both of Atlanta; Kevin J. Mahoney, Boston College 
Graduate School of Work, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, on behalf of 
Cash and Counseling Demonstration and Evaluation; and Ronald H. Aday, 
Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro.


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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Measures Introduced:  22 public bills, H.R. 2155-2176; 1 private bill, 
H.R. 2177; and 5 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 185-186 and H. Res. 242-244, 
were introduced.
  Pages H4367-68
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H4368-69
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 1925, to reauthorize programs under the Runaway and Homeless 
Youth Act and the Missing Children's Assistance Act, amended (H. Rept. 
108-118);
  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 (H. 
Rept. 108-119); and
  H. Res. 245, providing for consideration of H.R. 1588, to authorize 
appropriations for fiscal year 2004 for military activities of the 
Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for 
fiscal year 2004 (H. Rept. 108-120).
Page H4366
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he 
appointed Representative Boozman to act as Speaker pro tempore for 
today.
  Page H4257
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Rev. Dr. David Anderson, 
Pastor, Faith Baptist Church of Sarasota, Florida.
  Page H4262
Recess: The House recessed at 9:42 a.m. and reconvened at 10 a.m. 
                                                             Page H4262
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Veterans' Memorials Preservation and Recognition: S. 330, to further 
the protection and recognition of veterans' memorials (agreed to by 2/3 
yea-and-nay vote of 419 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 196)--
clearing the measure for the President;
  Pages H4263-64, H4286
  National Correctional Officers and Employees Week: H. Res. 180, 
supporting the goals and ideals of ``National Correctional Officers and 
Employees Week'' and honoring the service of correctional officers and 
employees;
  Pages H4265-66
  Runaway, Homeless, and Missing Children Protection Act: H.R. 1925, 
amended, to reauthorize programs under the Runaway and Homeless Youth 
Act and the Missing Children's Assistance Act (agreed to by 2/3 yea-
and-nay vote of 404 yeas to 14 nays, Roll No. 197); and 
                                               Pages H4266-70, H4286-87
  Commending the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers: H. Res. 217, 
commending the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers for winning the 
2003 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Men's Ice 
Hockey Championship.
  Pages H4270-72
Suspensions--Proceedings Postponed: The House completed debate on the 
following motions. Further proceedings were postponed until Wednesday, 
May 21.
  Enhanced Cooperation Between the VA and DOD: 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;
  Pages H4272-73
  Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment: H.R. 1683, to 
increase, effective as of December 1, 2003, the rates of disability 
compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the 
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survivors of certain service-connected disabled veterans; and 
                                                         Pages H4273-75
  Selected Reserve Home Loan Equity Act: H.R. 1257, to amend title 38, 
United States Code, to make permanent the authority for qualifying 
members of the Selected Reserve to have access to home loans guaranteed 
by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and to provide for uniformity in 
fees charged qualifying members of the Selected Reserve and active duty 
veterans for such home loans.
  Pages H4275-77
Healthy Forests Restoration Act: The House passed H.R. 1904, to improve 
the capacity of the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the 
Interior to plan and conduct hazardous fuels reduction projects on 
National Forest System lands and Bureau of Land Management lands aimed 
at protecting communities, watersheds, and certain other at-risk lands 
from catastrophic wildfire, to enhance efforts to protect watersheds 
and address threats to forest and rangeland health, including 
catastrophic wildfire, across the landscape by recorded vote of 256 
ayes to 170 noes, Roll No. 200.
  Pages H4277-85, H4287-H4324
  Rejected the Udall of New Mexico motion to recommit the bill to the 
Committee on the Judiciary with instructions to report it back 
forthwith with an amendment that sought to strike Sec. 106, Special 
Requirements Regarding Judicial Review of Authorized Hazardous Fuels 
Reduction Projects and Sec. 107, Standard for Injunctive Relief for 
Agency Action to Restore Fire-adapted Forest or Rangeland Ecosystems by 
a recorded vote of 176 ayes to 250 noes, Roll No. 199.
Pages H4322-24
  Pursuant to the rule, the amendment printed in Part A of H. Rept. 
108-109 that clarifies that perennial streams feeding at-risk municipal 
water supply systems are eligible for authorized hazardous fuels 
reduction projects; makes explicit the requirement to do environmental 
assessment or environmental impact statements for authorized reduction 
projects; requires that each project notice and comment is provided in 
a manner sufficient to permit interested persons a reasonable 
opportunity to participate; requires courts to balance the short and 
long term effects of undertaking the agency action against the short-
term and long-term action of not undertaking the agency action; 
specifies that the Secretary of Agriculture shall comply with 
applicable endangered species and riparian protections; and requires 
that silvicultural assessment peer review teams include non-Federal 
experts, was considered as adopted.
Pages H4292-H4310
  By a yea-and-nay vote of 184 yeas to 239 nays, Roll No. 198, rejected 
the George Miller of California amendment in the nature of a substitute 
printed in Part B of H. Rept. 108-109 that sought to establish the 
Hazardous Fuels Reduction Act; allow projects within \1/2\ mile of 
threatened communities to be excluded from the National Environmental 
Policy Act; codifies guidance regarding environmental documents for 
projects outside the \1/2\ mile zone; focuses resources on efforts to 
protect communities; provides a process that brings communities and 
Federal land managers together to identify areas in need of thinning; 
gives new authority for Federal land mangers to enter into cooperative 
agreements with local governments and communities to plan projects 
across public and private ownership boundaries; and requires that 85 
percent of funding be used for areas close to homes, communities, and 
watersheds.
Pages H4310-22
  The Clerk was authorized to make technical corrections and conforming 
changes in the engrossment of the bill.
Pages H4324-25
  H. Res. 239, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was 
agreed to by yea-and-nay vote of 234 yeas to 179 nays, Roll No. 195. 
                                                             Page H4285
Order of Business--United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, 
Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act: Agreed that it shall be in order at any 
time without intervention of any point of order to consider a motion to 
take H.R. 1298, to provide assistance to foreign countries to combat 
HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, from the Speaker's table, with the 
Senate amendment thereto, and to concur in the Senate amendment; the 
motion be debatable for 60 minutes; the amendment considered read; and 
the previous question be considered as ordered on the motion to final 
adoption without intervening motion.
  Page H4325
Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he 
transmitted the 2003 Comprehensive Report on U.S. Trade and Investment 
Policy for Sub-Saharan Africa and Implementation of the African Growth 
and Opportunity Act--referred to the Committee on Ways and means and 
ordered printed (H. Doc. 108-74).
  Page H4325
Commission on International Religious Freedom: The Chair announced the 
Speaker's reappointment, of Ms. Nina Shea of Washington, D.C., to 
succeed herself, to the Commission on International Religious Freedom 
for a two-year term ending May 14, 2005.
  Page H4325
Senate Messages: Message received from the Senate today appears on page 
H4262.
Referral: S. Con. Res. 44 was referred to the Committee on Government 
Reform. S. Con. Res. 46 was held at the desk.
  Page H4365
Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on 
page H4369.

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Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea-and-nay votes and two recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages 
H4285, H4286, H4286-87, H4321-22, H4323-24, and H4324. There were no 
quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 10:34 p.m.


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Committee Meetings
DAIRY INDUSTRY--REVIEW CURRENT STATE
Committee on Agriculture: Subcommittee on Department Operations, 
Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry held a hearing to review the current 
state of the Dairy industry. Testimony was heard from Keith Collins, 
Chief Economist, USDA; and public witnesses.
LEGISLATIVE APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Legislative held a hearing 
on GPO. Testimony was heard from the following officials of GPO: Bruce 
R. James, Public Printer; William H. Turri, Deputy Public Printer; 
Frank A. Partlow, Jr., Chief of Staff; and Judith C. Russell, 
Superintendent of Documents.
  The Subcommittee also held a hearing on the Capitol Police. Testimony 
was heard from the following members of the Capitol Police Board: 
William H. Pickle, Chairman, and Sergeant at Arms, U.S. Senate; Wilson 
Livingood, Sergeant at Arms, U.S. House of Representatives; Alan M. 
Hantman, Architect of the Capitol; and Terrance W. Gainer, Chief, 
Capitol Police and Ex-Officio member of the Board.
AMERICA'S TEACHER COLLEGES
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on 21st Century 
Competitiveness held a hearing on ``America's Teacher Colleges: Are 
They Making the Grade?'' Testimony was heard from Joyce R. Coppin, 
Chief Executive, Division of Human Resources, Department of Education, 
New York City; and public witnesses.
HYDROGEN ENERGY ECONOMY
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy and Air 
Quality held a hearing entitled ``The Hydrogen Energy Economy.'' 
Testimony was heard from David Garman, Assistant Secretary, Energy, 
Efficiency, and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy; and public 
witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Financial Services: Ordered reported the following bills: 
H.R. 2143, Internet Gambling Funding Prohibition Act; H.R. 1474, 
amended, Check Clearing for the 21st Century; H.R. 1375, amended, 
Financial Services Regulatory Relief Act of 2003.
CAN FACTUAL DATA ANALYSIS STRENGTHEN NATIONAL SECURITY?
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Technology, Information 
Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and the Census continued hearings 
entitled ``Can the Use of Factual Data Analysis Strengthen National 
Security?--Part Two.'' Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
OVERSIGHT--ANTI-TERRORISM INVESTIGATIONS AND THE FOURTH AMENDMENT AFTER 
SEPTEMBER 11
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on the Constitution held an 
oversight hearing on ``Anti-Terrorism Investigations and the Fourth 
Amendment After September 11: Where and When Can the Government Go to 
Prevent Terrorist Attacks?'' Testimony was heard from Viet D. Dinh, 
Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Policy, Department of 
Justice; and public witnesses.
COPYRIGHT ROYALTY AND DISTRIBUTION REFORM ACT
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and 
Intellectual Property approved for full Committee action, as amended, 
H.R. 1417, Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act of 2003.
NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a structured rule on H.R. 
1588, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004, 
providing two hours of general debate to be equally divided between the 
chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed 
Services. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of 
the bill. The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a 
substitute recommended by the Committee on Armed Services now printed 
in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of 
amendment and shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points 
of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute 
recommended by the Committee on Armed Services. The rule makes in order 
only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. The rule 
provides that amendments will be considered only in the order specified 
in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the 
report, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report, except 
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2 of the resolution, shall not be subject to amendment (except that the 
chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services 
each may offer one pro forma amendment for the purpose of further 
debate on any pending amendment), shall be considered as read, and 
shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. The rule 
waives all points of order against amendments printed in the Rules 
Committee report accompanying the resolution. The rule allows the 
Chairman of the Committee of the Whole to recognize for the 
consideration of any amendment printed in the report out of the order 
printed, but not sooner than one hour after the chairman of the 
Committee on Armed Services or a designee announces from the floor a 
request to that effect. The rule provides that during consideration of 
the bill under this resolution or by a subsequent order of the House 
that after a motion that the Committee rise or after a motion to strike 
out the enacting words of the bill (as described in clause 9 of rule 
XVIII) has been rejected on a legislative day, the Chairman of the 
Committee of the Whole may entertain another such motion on that day 
only if offered by the chairman of the Committee on Armed Services or 
the Majority Leader. Finally, the rule provides that, after disposition 
of the amendments printed in the report, the Committee of the Whole 
shall rise without motion and no further consideration of the bill 
shall be in order except by a subsequent order of the House. Testimony 
was heard from Chairman Hunter and Representatives Weldon of 
Pennsylvania, Hefley, Hostettler, Bishop of Utah, Rogers of Michigan, 
Petri, Hobson, Gilchrest, Manzullo, Pickering, Vitter, Kirk, Porter, 
Skelton, Spratt, Taylor of Mississippi, Loretta Sanchez of California, 
Tauscher, Davis of California, Cooper of Tennessee, Bordallo, Ryan of 
Ohio, Dingell, Markey, Rahall, Frost, Lantos, Nadler, Waters, Farr, 
Maloney, Woolsey, Jackson Lee of Texas, Allen, Inslee, Tierney, Schiff, 
Van Hollen, and Linda Sanchez of California.
SAFE AND FLEXIBLE TRANSPORTATION EFFICIENCY ACT
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on 
Highways, Transit and Pipelines continued overview hearings on the 
Administration's Proposed Reauthorization bill (SAFETA), (Part 11), 
Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of 
Transportation: Mary E. Peters, Administrator, Federal Highway 
Administration; and Annette Sandberg, Administrator Designate, Federal 
Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
  Hearings continue tomorrow.
OVERSIGHT--SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on 
Railroads held an oversight hearing on Surface Transportation Board: 
Agency Resources and Requirements. Testimony was heard from the 
following officials of the Department of Transportation: Roger Nober, 
Chairman, Surface Transportation Board; and Phyllis Scheinberg, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary, Budget and Programs.
BUDGET FOR INTELLIGENCE--RELATED ACTIVITIES
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Met in executive session to 
hold a hearing on Budgets for intelligence-related activities within 
the Departments of State, Energy, and Treasury; and for the Department 
of Defense Foreign Counterintelligence Programs. Testimony was heard 
from departmental witnesses.
PROGRESS REPORT ON DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Select Committee on Homeland Security: Held a hearing entitled ``How is 
America Safer? A Progress Report on the Department of Homeland 
Security.'' Testimony was heard from Tom Ridge, Secretary of Homeland 
Security.


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                            NEW PUBLIC LAWS

      (For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D541)
  H.R. 289, to expand the boundaries of the Ottawa National Wildlife 
Refuge Complex and the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge. 
Signed on May 19, 2003. (Public Law 108-23)


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2003-05-21

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[Pages D557-D559]
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                   COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

                              MAY 21, 2003

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: business 
meeting to consider the nominations of Glen Klippenstein, of 
Missouri, Julia Bartling, of South Dakota, and Lowell Junkins, of 
Iowa, each to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Federal 
Agricultural Mortgage Corporation, Farm Credit Administration, and 
Thomas C. Dorr, of Iowa, to Under Secretary of Agriculture for Rural 
Development, and to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the 
Commodity Credit Corporation, 9:30 a.m., SR-328A.
  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to hold 
oversight hearings to examine the national export strategy, 10 a.m., 
SD-538.

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  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold 
hearings to examine issues related to computer spam, 9:30 a.m., SR-
253.
  Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine proposed legislation 
authorizing funds for programs of the Transportation Equity Act for 
the 21st Century (TEA-21), 2:30 p.m., SR-253.
  Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: business meeting to 
consider pending calendar business, 10 a.m., SD-366.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: 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, S. Con. Res. 7, expressing the sense 
of Congress that the sharp escalation of anti-Semitic violence 
within many participating States of the Organization for Security 
and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is of profound concern and efforts 
should be undertaken to prevent future occurrences, H.R. 192, to 
amend the Microenterprise for Self-Reliance Act of 2000 and the 
Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to increase assistance for the 
poorest people in developing countries under microenterprise 
assistance programs under those Acts, and the nominations of Ephraim 
Batambuze, of Illinois, and John W. Leslie, Jr., of Connecticut, 
both to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the African 
Development Foundation, Cynthia Costa, of South Carolina, and Ralph 
Martinez, of Florida, both to be an Alternate Representative of the 
United States of America to the Fifty-seventh Session of the General 
Assembly of the United Nations, Michael B. Enzi, of Wyoming, Paul 
Sarbanes, of Maryland, and James Shinn, of New Jersey, each to be a 
Representative of the United States of America to the Fifty-seventh 
Session of the General Assembly of the United Nation, James B. 
Foley, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Haiti, 
Richard W. Erdman, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the People's 
Democratic Republic of Algeria, 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, Harry K. 
Thomas, Jr., of New York, to be Ambassador to the People's Republic 
of Bangladesh, Foreign Service Promotion List: 5 nominees beginning 
with Charles A. Ford, and Foreign Service Promotion List: 25 
nominees beginning with Toni Christiansen-Wagner, 9:30 a.m., SD-419.
  Committee on Governmental Affairs: Permanent Subcommittee on 
Investigations, to hold hearings to examine the scope of the SARS 
outbreak, focusing on the coordination of response to individual 
outbreaks among local, state, and Federal officials, as well as 
between government officials and the private sector, and what state 
and local officials are doing to anticipate and respond to the 
disease, 9 a.m., SD-342.
  Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: to hold 
hearings to examine proposed legislation entitled ``Genetics Non-
Discrimination Act'', 10 a.m., SD-430.
  Committee on Indian Affairs: to hold oversight hearings to examine 
the proposed reorganization of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, 10 
a.m., SR-485.
  Committee on the Judiciary; to hold hearings to examine the 
nomination of R. Hewitt Pate, of Virginia, to be an Assistant 
Attorney General, Department of Justice, 10 a.m., SD-226.


                                 House

  Committee on Agriculture, hearing to review the status of the 
World Trade Organization Negotiations on Agriculture, 10 a.m., 1300 
Longworth.
  Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, 
Export Financing and Related Programs, on Millennium Challenge 
Corporation, 2 p.m., 2359 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Legislative, on Architect of the Capitol (Not 
Capitol Visitor's Center), 10:30 a.m., H-140 Capitol.
  Subcommittee on Transportation, Treasury and Independent Agencies, 
on Benefits and Costs of Transportation Options, 10 a.m., 2358 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services, to consider the following bills: 
H.R. 23, Tornado Shelters Act; H.R. 1276, American Dream Downpayment 
Act; H.R. 1614, HOPE VI Program Reauthorization and Small Community 
Main Street Rejuvenation and Housing Act of 2003; and H.R. 2120, 
Financial Contracts Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2003, 10 a.m., 2128 
Rayburn.
  Committee on International Relations, hearing on the Future of 
Kosovo, 1:30 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Judiciary, to mark up the following measures: 
H.J. Res. 4, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the 
United States authorizing the Congress to prohibit the physical 
desecration of the flag of the United States; H.R. 361, Sports Agent 
Responsibility and Trust Act; H.R. 1115, Class Action Fairness Act 
of 2003; and H. Res. 193, reaffirming support of the Convention on 
the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and 
anticipating the 15th anniversary of the enactment of the Genocide 
Convention Implementation Act of 1987 (the Proxmire Act) on November 
4, 2003, 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to mark up the 
following: S. 703, to designate the regional headquarters building 
for the National Park Service under construction in Omaha, Nebraska, 
as the ``Carl T. Curtis National Park Service Midwest Regional 
Headquarters Building''; H.R. 1082, to designate the Federal 
building and United States courthouse located at 46 East Ohio Street 
in Indianapolis, Indiana, as the ``Birch Bayh Federal Building and 
United States Courthouse''; H.R. 2115, Flight 100--Century of 
Aviation Reauthorization Act; the Aviation Security Technical 
Corrections and Improvement Act of 2003; several 11(b) Project 
Building Survey Resolutions; several U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 
Survey Resolutions; and other pending business, 11 a.m., 2167 
Rayburn.

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  Subcommittee on Highways, Transit, and Pipelines, to continue 
overview hearings on the Administration's Proposed Reauthorization 
bill (SAFETEA), (Part 111), 2 p.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  Select Committee on Homeland Security, 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: to hold hearings to examine the economy, 
9:30 a.m., SH-216.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                      9:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 21

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Wednesday: Senate will continue 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, with a 
vote to on or in relation to Warner Amendment No. 752 (to Amendment No. 
751), to occur at approximately 10 a.m.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                       10 a.m., Wednesday, May 21

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Wednesday: Consideration of motion to concur in the Senate 
amendment to H.R. 1298, United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, 
Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act (unanimous consent, one hour of debate);
  Consideration of H.R. 1170, Child Medication Safety Act (suspension); 
and
  Consideration of H.R. 1588, National Defense Authorization for Fiscal 
Year 2004 (structured rule, two hours of general debate).


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