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                                            Wednesday, June 4, 2003

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate passed H.R. 1588, National Defense Authorization Act.
      The House passed S. 3, Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act after 
      amending it to contain the text of H.R. 760, as passed the House.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S7269-S7415
Measures Introduced: Ten bills and three resolutions were introduced, 
as follows: S. 1178-1187, S. Res. 159, and S. Con. Res. 48-49. 
                                                             Page S7381
Measures Passed:
  National Defense Authorization Act: Senate passed H.R. 1588, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2004 for military activities 
of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for 
defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe personnel 
strengths for such fiscal year for the Armed Forces, after striking all 
after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof, the text of S. 
1050, Senate companion measure, as passed by the Senate on May 22, 
2003, and after taking action on the following amendments proposed 
thereto:
  Pages S7279-S7365
Adopted:
  Kennedy Amendment No. 847, to change the requirements for 
naturalization through service in the Armed Forces of the United 
States, to extend naturalization benefits to members of the Selected 
Reserve of the Ready Reserve of a reserve component of the Armed 
Forces, to extend posthumous benefits to surviving spouses, children, 
and parents.
Pages S7280-83
  Reid Amendment No. 848, to permit retired members of the Armed Forces 
who have a service-connected disability to receive both military pay by 
reason of their years of military service and disability compensation 
from the Department of Veterans Affairs for their disability. 
                                                         Pages S7284-86
Rejected:
  By 42 yeas to 53 nays (Vote No. 205), Dorgan Amendment No. 849, to 
repeal the authorities and requirements for a base closure round in 
2005.
Pages S7286-95, S7297
  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 Warner, McCain, Inhofe, 
Roberts, Allard, Sessions, Collins, Ensign, Talent, Chambliss, Graham 
(SC), Dole, Cornyn, Levin, Kennedy, Byrd, Lieberman, Reed, Akaka, 
Nelson (FL), Nelson (NE), Dayton, Bayh, Clinton, and Pryor.
  Subsequently, Senate vitiated the May 22, 2003 passage of S. 1050. 
                                                         Pages S7364-65
  Subsequently, S. 1050 be returned to the Senate Calendar. 
                                                         Pages S7364-65
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached with respect to further 
consideration of S. 1047, S. 1048, and S. 1049; that if the Senate 
receives a message from the House of Representatives with regard to any 
of these measures, the Senate disagree to the amendment or amendments 
of the House to the Senate-passed bill, and agree to or request a 
conference, as appropriate, with the House of Representatives on the 
disagreeing votes of the two Houses; that the Chair be authorized to 
appoint conferees; and that the foregoing occur without any intervening 
action or debate.
Pages S7364-65
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the 
engrossment of S. 1047, as passed by the Senate on May 22, 2003, be 
corrected by inserting the text of Amendment Nos. 847 and 848 to H.R. 
1588.
Page S7364
Energy Policy Act: Senate continued consideration of S. 14, to enhance 
the energy security of the United States, taking action on the 
following amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S7365-73

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Rejected:
  By 37 yeas to 58 nays (Vote No. 206), Bingaman/Sununu Modified 
Amendment No. 851 (to Amendment No. 850), to authorize the Secretary of 
Energy to waive the ethanol mandate on the East and West Coast in the 
event of a significant price increase or supply interruption. 
                                                         Pages S7369-71
Pending:
  Domenici/Bingaman Amendment No. 840, to reauthorize Low-Income Home 
Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), weatherization assistance, and 
State energy programs.
Page S7365
  Domenici (for Gregg) Amendment No. 841 (to Amendment No. 840), to 
express the sense of the Senate regarding the reauthorization of the 
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981.
Page S7365
  Domenici (for Frist) Amendment No. 850, to eliminate methyl tertiary 
butyl ether from the United States fuel supply, to increase production 
and use of renewable fuel, and to increase the Nation's energy 
independence.
Pages S7365-69
  Schumer/Clinton Amendment No. 853 (to Amendment No. 850), to exclude 
Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts I, IV, and V from the 
renewable fuel program.
Pages S7372-73
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the only 
remaining second-degree amendments to Domenici Amendment No. 850 
(listed above) be ethanol-related amendments by Senators Schumer 
(listed above) and Boxer (two amendments); that when the Senate resumes 
consideration of S. 14 at 10 a.m., on Thursday, June 5, 2003, Senator 
Boxer be recognized to offer an amendment; and that following debate on 
the ethanol-related amendments, they be temporarily set aside and the 
votes occur in relation to the amendments in the order offered at a 
time determined by the Majority Leader, after consultation with the 
Democratic Leader.
Page S7415
Messages From the House:
  Page S7378
Measures Referred:
  Page S7378
Measures Placed on Calendar:
  Page S7378
Executive Communications:
  Pages S7378-81
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S7381-83
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S7383-S7405
Additional Statements:
  Pages S7375-77
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S7405-14
Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
  Page S7414
Authority for Committees to Meet:
  Page S7414
Privilege of the Floor:
  Pages S7414-15
Text of H.R. 1588 as Previously Passed (Senate amendment which is the 
text of S. 1050, as passed the Senate on 5-22-03, and further amended 
on today):
  Pages S7297-S7364
Text of S. 1047 as Previously Passed (Division A of Senate amendment to 
H.R. 1588):
  Pages S7301-43
Text of S. 1048, as Previously Passed (Division B of Senate amendment 
to H.R. 1588):
  Pages S7343-54
Text of S. 1049, as Previously Passed (Division C of Senate amendment 
to H.R. 1588):
  Pages S7354-64
Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--206) 
                                                     Pages S7297, S7317
Adjournment: Senate met at 9:30 a.m., and adjourned at 6:20 p.m., until 
9:30 a.m., on Thursday, June 5, 2003. (For Senate's program, see the 
remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S7415.)


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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
MEDIA OWNERSHIP
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded 
oversight hearings to examine activities of the Federal Communications 
Commission, focusing on their recent decision to adopt new broadcast 
ownership limits, after receiving testimony from Michael K. Powell, 
Chairman, and Kathleen Q. Abernathy, Michael J. Copps, Kevin J. Martin, 
Jonathan S. Adelstein, each a Commissioner, all of the Federal 
Communications Commission.
PUBLIC LANDS
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Public Lands 
and Forests concluded hearings to examine S. 714, to provide for the 
conveyance of a small parcel of Bureau of Land Management land in 
Douglas County, Oregon, to the county to improve management of and 
recreational access to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, S. 
391, to enhance ecosystem protection and the range of outdoor 
opportunities protected by statute in the Skykomish River valley of the 
State of Washington by designating certain lower-elevation Federal 
lands as wilderness, S. 1003, to clarify the intent of Congress with 
respect to the continued use of established commercial outfitter 
hunting camps on the Salmon River, H.R. 417, to revoke a Public Land 
Order with respect to certain lands erroneously included in the Cibola 
National Wildlife Refuge, California, and S. 924, to authorize the 
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an Alaska Native Village Corporation and the Department of the 
Interior, after receiving testimony from Senator Murray; Mark Rey, 
Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and Environment; 
Jim Hughes, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, Department of 
the Interior; Mike Town, Friends of the Wild Sky, Skykomish, 
Washington; Mark Heckert, Washington Wildlife Federation, Olympia; Ed 
Husmann, Sultan, Washington, on behalf of the Snohomish County Farm 
Bureau; and John Postema, Snohomish, Washington.
IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee held hearings to examine Iraq 
stabilization and reconstruction, focusing on international 
contributions and resources, receiving testimony from Alan P. Larson, 
Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural 
Affairs; Dov S. Zakheim, Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller); John 
B. Taylor, Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs; 
and Andrew S. Natsios, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International 
Development.
  Hearing continue on Thursday, June 12.
NATIONAL SECURITY PERSONNEL SYSTEM
Committee on Governmental Affairs: Committee concluded hearings to 
examine proposed legislation to create a National Security Personnel 
System, focusing on transforming the way the Department of Defense 
recruits, retains and manages its civilian workforce, after receiving 
testimony from Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense; David M. 
Walker, Comptroller General of the United States, General Accounting 
Office; Bobby L. Harnage, Sr., American Federation of Government 
Employees (AFL-CIO), Washington, D.C.; Paul C. Light, New York 
University Wagner School of Public Service, New York, on behalf of the 
Center for Public Service and the Brookings Institution.
INDIAN RESERVATION ROADS PROGRAM
Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee concluded hearings on S. 725, to 
amend the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century to provide 
from the Highway Trust Fund additional funding for Indian reservation 
roads, S. 281, to amend the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st 
Century to make certain amendments with respect to Indian tribes, to 
provide for training and technical assistance to Native Americans who 
are interested in commercial vehicle driving careers, and S. 1165, to 
amend the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century to provide 
from the Highway Trust Fund additional funding for Indian reservation 
roads, after receiving testimony from Senator Bingaman; Arthur E. 
Hamilton, Associate Administrator for Federal Lands Highways, Federal 
Highway Administration, Department of Transportation; Terry Virden, 
Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior; Joe 
Shirley, Jr., Navajo Nation, Window Rock, Arizona; Chadwick Smith, 
Cherokee Nation, Tahlequah, Oklahoma; Richard Milonovich, Agua Caliente 
Band of Cahuilla, Palm Springs, California; James Garrigan, Red Lake 
Band of Chippewa Indians of Minnesota, Red Lake; and Loretta Bullard, 
Kawerak, Inc., Nome, Alaska.
AUTHORIZATION--SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship: Committee concluded 
hearings to examine the President's proposed budget request and 
proposed legislation authorizing funds for fiscal year 2004 for the 
Small Business Administration, after receiving testimony from Hector V. 
Barreto, Administrator, Small Business Administration.


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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Measures Introduced: 26 public bills, H.R. 2318-2343; and; 3 
resolutions, H. Con. Res. 206-207, and H. Res. 259, were introduced. 
                                                         Pages H4976-77
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H4978-79
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  Supplemental report on H.R. 1086, to encourage the development and 
promulgation of voluntary consensus standards by providing relief under 
the antitrust laws to standards development organizations with respect 
to conduct engaged in for the purpose of developing voluntary consensus 
standards (H. Rept. 108-125, Pt. 2);
  H. Res. 258, providing for consideration of S. 222, to approve the 
settlement of the water rights claims of the Zuni Indian Tribe in 
Apache County, Arizona, and for consideration of S. 273, to provide for 
the expeditious completion of the acquisition of

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land owned by the State of Wyoming within the boundaries of Grand Teton 
National Park (H. Rept. 108-140); and
  H. Con. Res. 190, to establish a joint committee to review House and 
Senate rules, joint rules, and other matters assuring continuing 
representation and congressional operations for the American people (H. 
Rept. 108-141).
Page H4976
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he 
appointed Representative Bass to act as Speaker Pro Tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H4879
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Rev. Clint Decker, 
pastor, Clay Center Wesleyan Church of Clay Center, Kansas. 
                                                             Page H4879
Recess: The House recessed at 10:32 a.m. and reconvened at 1:02 p.m. 
                                                             Page H4883
Suspension: The House agreed to suspend the rules and agree to the 
following measures:
  Commending the Participants and Supporters of Operation Enduring 
Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq: H. Con. 
Res. 177, amended, recognizing and commending the members of the United 
States Armed Forces and their leaders, and the allies of the United 
States and their armed forces, who participated in Operation Enduring 
Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq and 
recognizing the continuing dedication of military families and 
employers and defense civilians and contractors and the countless 
communities and patriotic organizations that lent their support to the 
Armed Forces during those operations (agreed to by \2/3\ yea-and-nay 
vote of 406 yeas to 2 nays with 8 voting ``present'', Roll No. 237); 
                                               Pages H4883-92, H4919-20
  Commending the Support of Businesses and Business Owners to the Armed 
Forces and their Families: H. Res. 201, expressing the sense of the 
House of Representatives that our Nation's businesses and business 
owners should be commended for their support of our troops and their 
families as they serve our country in many ways, especially in these 
days of increased engagement of our military in strategic locations 
around our Nation and around the world (agreed to by \2/3\ yea-and-nay 
vote of 410 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 238); 
                                               Pages H4892-95, H4920-21
  Sports Agent Responsibility and Trust Act: H.R. 361, amended, to 
designate certain conduct by sports agents relating to the signing of 
contracts with student athletes as unfair and deceptive acts or 
practices to be regulated by the Federal Trade Commission; and 
                                                         Pages H4895-99
  Armed Forces Naturalization Act: H.R. 1954, amended, to revise the 
provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act relating to 
naturalization through service in the Armed Forces (agreed to by \2/3\ 
yea-and-nay vote of 414 yeas to 5 nays, Roll No. 239). 
                                               Pages H4899-H4910, H4921
Supplemental Report: Agreed that the Committee on the Judiciary have 
permission to file a supplemental report on H.R. 1086, Standards 
Development Organization Advancement Act of 2003.
  Page H4922
Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act: The House passed H.R. 760, to prohibit 
the procedure commonly known as partial-birth abortion by yea-and-nay 
vote of 282 yeas to 139 nays, Roll No. 242. The House subsequently 
passed S. 3, a similar Senate-passed bill after striking all after the 
enacting clause and inserting in lieu the provisions of H.R. 760, as 
passed the House, and H.R. 760 was laid upon the table. The House 
insisted on its amendment and requested a conference with the Senate. 
Appointed as conferees from the Committee on the Judiciary: Chairman 
Sensenbrenner and Representatives Hyde and Nadler. 
                                               Pages H4910-19, H4922-53
  Agreed to the Nadler motion to instruct conferees to insist that the 
Committee of Conference allow members to offer and debate amendments 
and that all meetings be open to the public and media and be held in 
venues selected to maximize the capacity for attendance of the public 
and the media.
Page H4953
  Rejected the Baldwin motion that sought to recommit the bill to the 
Committee on the Judiciary with instructions to report it back to the 
House forthwith with an amendment that permits an exception for 
abortions that are necessary for the preservation of the life or health 
of the mother by yea-and-nay vote of 165 yeas to 256 nays, Roll No. 
241.
Pages H4948-50
  Rejected the Greenwood amendment in the nature of a substitute 
printed in H. Rept. 108-139 that sought to make it unlawful to 
knowingly perform an abortion after the fetus has become viable unless 
it is necessary to preserve the life of the woman or to avert serious 
adverse consequences to her health by yea-and-nay vote of 133 yeas to 
287 nays, Roll No. 240.
Pages H4939-48
  H. Res. 257, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was 
agreed to by yea-and-nay vote of 280 yeas to 138 nays, Roll No. 236. 
                                                             Page H4919
Order of Business--Joint Committee to Review House and Senate Rules 
Pertaining to the Continuity of Congress: Agreed that it be in order at 
any time without intervention of any point of order to consider H. Con. 
Res. 190, to establish a joint

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committee to review House and Senate rules, joint rules, and other 
matters assuring continuing representation and congressional operations 
for the American people; that it shall be considered as read for 
amendment; debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the 
chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Rules; and the 
previous question shall be considered as ordered on the concurrent 
resolution to final adoption without intervening motion.
  Page H4956
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appear on page 
H4879.
Referral: S. 313 was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. 
                                                             Page H4975
Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on 
page H4979.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Seven yea-and-nay votes developed during the 
proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H4919, H4920, H4920-
21, H4921, H4948, H4949-50, and H4950-51. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 11:45 p.m.


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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
FARM BILL--CONSERVATION TITLE IMPLEMENTATION
Committee on Agriculture: Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Rural 
Development, and Research held a hearing to review conservation 
technical assistance and the implementation of the Conservation Title 
of the 2002 Farm Bill. Testimony was heard from Jim Moseley, Deputy 
Secretary, USDA; and public witnesses.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on the District of Columbia 
held a hearing on Fiscal Year 2004 Budget Request. Testimony was heard 
from the following officials of the District of Columbia: Anthony 
Williams, Mayor; Linda Cropp, Chairman, Council; and Natwar Gandhi, 
Chief Financial Officer.
TEACHER RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION ACT; READY TO TEACH ACT
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on 21st Century 
Competitiveness approved for full Committee action, as amended, the 
following bills: H.R. 438, Teacher Recruitment and Retention Act of 
2003; and H.R. 2211, Ready to Teach Act of 2003.
STRENGTHENING PENSION SECURITY
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Employer-
Employee Relations held a hearing on ``Strengthening Pension Security: 
Examining the Health and Future of Defined Benefit Pension Plans.'' 
Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
WIRELESS E-911 IMPLEMENTATION
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Telecommunications 
and the Internet held a hearing entitled ``Wireless E-911 
Implementation: Progress and Remaining Hurdles.'' Testimony was heard 
from John B. Muleta, Bureau Chief, Wireless Telecommunications, FCC; 
and public witnesses.
FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Financial Institutions 
and Consumer Credit held a hearing entitled ``Fair Credit Reporting 
Act: How it Functions for Consumers and the Economy.'' Testimony was 
heard from Howard Beales, Director, Bureau of Consumer Affairs, FTC; 
Dolores Smith, Director, Division of Consumer and Community Affairs, 
Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System; William H. Sorell, Attorney 
General, State of Vermont; and public witnesses.
U.S. NONPROLIFERATION POLICY AFTER IRAQ
Committee on International Relations: Held a hearing on U.S. 
Nonproliferation Policy After Iraq. Testimony was heard from John R. 
Bolton, Under Secretary, Arms Control and International Security, 
Department of State; Alan Zelikoff, Senior Scientist, Center for 
National Security and Arms Control, Sandia National Laboratories; and 
public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on International Relations: Subcommittee on Africa approved 
for full Committee action the following measures: H. Con. Res. 80, 
expressing the sense of Congress relating to efforts of the Peace Parks 
Foundation in the Republic of South Africa to facilitate the 
establishment and development of transfrontier conservation efforts in 
southern Africa; H. Con. Res. 134, acknowledging the deepening 
relationship between the United States and the Republic of Djibouti and 
recognizing Djibouti's role in combating terrorism; H. Con. Res. 154, 
concerning the transition to democracy in the Republic of Burundi; H. 
Res. 177, amended, commending the people of the Republic of Kenya for 
conducting free and fair elections, for the peaceful and orderly 
transfer of power in their government, and for the continued success of 
democracy in their nation since that transition; H. Res. 237, honoring 
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Walter Sisulu, a critical leader in the movement to free South Africa 
of apartheid, on the occasion of his death; and H. Res. 194, amended, 
regarding the importance of international efforts to abolish slavery 
and other human rights abuses in the Sudan.
PROPOSED JOINT COMMITTEE--REVIEW HOUSE AND SENATE RULES, AND OTHER 
MATTERS ASSURING CONTINUING REPRESENTATION AND CONGRESSIONAL OPERATIONS
Committee on Rules: Ordered reported H. Con. Res. 190, to establish a 
joint committee to review House and Senate rules, joint rules, and 
other matters assuring continuing representation and congressional 
operations for the American people.
  Prior to this action, the Subcommittee on Technology and the House 
held a hearing on the concurrent resolution. Testimony was heard from 
Representatives Dreier and Frost.
ZUNI INDIAN TRIBE WATER RIGHTS SETTLEMENT ACT; AND GRAND TETON NATIONAL 
PARK LAND EXCHANGE ACT
Committee on Rules: Granted, by a vote of 8 to 3, a closed rule 
providing that S. 222, Zuni Indian Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act 
shall be debatable in the House for 40 minutes equally divided between 
the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Resources. 
The rule waives all points of order against consideration of S. 222. 
The rule provides one motion to recommit, with or without instructions, 
for S. 222. The rule further provides that S. 273, Grand Teton National 
Park Land Exchange Act, shall be debatable in the House for 40 minutes 
equally divided between the chairman and ranking minority member of the 
Committee on Resources. The rule waives all points of order against 
consideration of S. 273. Finally, the rule provides one motion to 
recommit, with or without instructions, for S. 273.
AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES RESEARCH ACT
Committee on Science: Ordered reported, as amended, H.R. 1081, Aquatic 
Invasive Species Research Act.
STAFFING FOR ADEQUATE FIRE AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE FIREFIGHTERS ACT
Committee on Science: Held a hearing on H.R. 1118, Staffing for 
Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Firefighters Act of 2003. 
Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
SMALL BUSINESS ADVOCACY IMPROVEMENT ACT
Committee on Small Business: Ordered reported, as amended, H.R. 1772, 
Small Business Advocacy Improvement Act of 2003.
VISA APPROVAL BACKLOG
Committee on Small Business: Held a hearing on the Visa Approval 
Backlog and its impact on American Small Business. Testimony was heard 
from Janice L. Jacobs, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Visa Services, 
Department of State; Robert J. Garrity, Deputy Assistant Director, FBI, 
Department of Justice; and public witnesses.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION REAUTHORIZATION
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on 
Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management held an 
oversight hearing on The Administration's Proposal to Reauthorize the 
Economic Development Administration. Testimony was heard from David A. 
Sampson, Assistant Secretary, Economic Development, Department of 
Commerce and a public witness.
WATER: IS IT THE ``OIL'' OF THE 21ST CENTURY?
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Water 
Resources and Environment concluded oversight hearings on Water: Is it 
the ``Oil'' of the 21st Century? Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.
CIA TECHNICAL PROGRAM
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Subcommittee on Human 
Intelligence, Analysis and Counterintelligence met in executive session 
to hold a hearing on CIA Technical Program. Testimony was heard from 
departmental witnesses.

Joint Meetings
SERBIA
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission): 
Commission concluded hearings to examine democracy, human rights, and 
justice in Serbia today, after receiving testimony from Ivan Vujacic, 
Ambassador of Serbia and Montenegro to the United States, Nina Bang-
Jensen, Coalition for International Justice, and Elizabeth Anderson, 
Human Rights Watch, all of Washington, D.C.


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2003-06-05

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                    COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

                              JUNE 5, 2003

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, 
to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates for fiscal 
year 2004 for foreign operations, 2 p.m., SD-192.
  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to hold hearings 
to examine reauthorization of the Defense Production Act, 10 a.m., 
SD-538.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold 
hearings to examine Title XI, 2:30 a.m., SR-253.
  Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine, to 
hold hearings to examine financing AMTRAK, 10 a.m., SR-253.
  Committee on Environment and Public Works: Subcommittee on Clean 
Air, Climate Change, and Nuclear Safety, to hold hearings to examine 
S. 485, to amend the Clean Air Act to reduce air pollution through 
expansion of cap and trade programs, to provide an alternative 
regulatory classification for units subject to the cap and trade 
program, focusing on emissions-control technologies and utility-
sector investment issues, 9:30 a.m., SD-406.
  Committee on Finance: to hold hearings to examine S. 824, to 
reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration, Time to be 
announced, Room to be announced.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on East Asian and 
Pacific Affairs, to hold hearings to examine life inside North 
Korea, 1:30 p.m., SD-419.
  Committee on Governmental Affairs: to hold hearings to examine the 
nominations of C. Stewart Verdery, Jr., of Virginia, and Michael J. 
Garcia, of New York, both to be an Assistant Secretary of Homeland 
Security, 10:30 a.m., SD-342.
  Committee on the Judiciary: business meeting to consider S. Res. 
116, commemorating the life, achievements, and contributions of Al 
Lerner, and the nominations of R. Hewitt Pate, of Virginia, to be an 
Assistant Attorney General, David B. Rivkin, Jr., of Virginia, to be 
a Member of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United 
States, 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, 9:30 a.m., SD-226.
  Committee on Rules and Administration: to hold hearings to examine 
Senate Rule XXII relative to the cloture rule and proposals to amend 
this rule, 2 p.m., SR-301.


                                 House

  Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities 
and Risk Management, hearing on the Commodity Futures Trading 
Commission, 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health, hearing 
entitled ``Consumer Directed Services: Improving Medicaid 
Beneficiaries' Access to Quality Care,'' 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Capital Markets, 
Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises, hearing on H.R. 
2179, Securities Fraud Deterrence and Investor Restitution Act of 
2003, 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  Committee on Government Reform, hearing on ``Wasted Space, Wasted 
Dollars: Reforming Federal Real Property to Meet 21st Century 
Needs;'' followed by a markup of H.R. 2086, Office of National Drug 
Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 2003, 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Judiciary, oversight hearing entitled ``The 
United States Department of Justice,'' 9 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Committee on Science, Subcommittee on Environment, Technology, and 
Standards, to mark up H.R. 1856, Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia 
Research Amendments Act of 2003; followed by a hearing on 
Manufacturing R: How Can the Federal Government Help? 10 a.m., 
2318 Rayburn.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on 
Aviation, oversight hearing on The Aircraft Cabin Environment, 10 
a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Subcommittee on 
Intelligence Policy and National Security, executive, briefing on 
Global Intelligence Update, 9 a.m., H-405 Capital.
  Select Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Emergency 
Preparedness and Response and the Subcommittee on Intelligence and 
Counterterrorism, joint hearing entitled ``Does the Homeland 
Security Act of 2002 give the Department the tools it needs to 
Determine Which Bio-Warfare Threats are Most Serious?'' 2 p.m., 2318 
Rayburn.


                             Joint Meetings

  Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: to hold hearings 
to examine arming rogue regimes, focusing the role of OSCE 
Participating States, 10 a.m., 334 Cannon Building.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                       9:30 a.m, Thursday, June 5

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Thursday: After the transaction of any morning business 
(not to extend beyond 10 a.m.), Senate will continue consideration of 
S. 14, to enhance the energy security of the United States, with votes 
to occur on certain amendments.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                       10 a.m., Thursday, June 5

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Thursday: Consideration of H.R. 1474, Check Clearing for 
the 21st Century Act (open rule, one hour of debate);
  Consideration of H. Con. Res. 190, Joint Committee to Review House 
and Senate Rules Pertaining to the Continuity of Congress (unanimous 
consent, one hour of debate);
  Consideration of S. 222, Zuni Indian Tribe Water Rights Settlement 
Act (closed rule, 40 minutes of debate); and
  Consideration of S. 273, Grand Teton National Park Land Exchange Act 
(closed rule, 40 minutes of debate).
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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Bereuter, Doug, Nebr., E1127
Blunt, Roy, Mo., E1127
Boehlert, Sherwood, N.Y., E1128
Brady, Robert A., Pa., E1133
Cardoza, Dennis A., Calif., E1121, E1124, E1125
Clay, Wm. Lacy, Mo., E1121, E1123, E1125
Cubin, Barbara, Wyo., E1131
Cunningham, Randy ``Duke'', Calif., E1126
Davis, Jim, Fla., E1121, E1124
Doyle, Michael F., Pa., E1129
Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E1132
Evans, Lane, Ill., E1131
Frank, Barney, Mass., E1129
Hoeffel, Joseph M., Pa., E1127
Honda, Michael M., Calif., E1132
Kolbe, Jim, Ariz., E1131
Lipinski, William O., Ill., E1126
Lofgren, Zoe, Calif., E1132
McGovern, James P., Mass., E1130
Ney, Robert W., Ohio, E1132
Petri, Thomas E., Wisc., E1127
Radanovich, George, Calif., E1127
Rangel, Charles B., N.Y., E1121, E1123, E1124
Schrock, Edward L., Va., E1128
Sessions, Pete, Tex., E1126
Stark, Fortney Pete, Calif., E1122, E1124
Tauscher, Ellen O., Calif., E1131
Towns, Edolphus, N.Y., E1132
Udall, Tom, N.M., E1133
Wilson, Heather, N.M., E1128 


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