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                                              Thursday, May 6, 2004

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S4931-S5027
Measures Introduced: Four bills and five resolutions were introduced, 
as follows: S. 2390-2393, S.J. Res. 37, S. Res. 353-355, and S. Con. 
Res. 104.
  Pages S4996-97
Measures Reported:
  S. 1423, to extend Federal recognition to the Chickahominy Indian 
Tribe, the Chickahominy Indian Tribe--Eastern Division, the Upper 
Mattaponi Tribe, the Rappahannock Tribe, Inc., the Monacan Indian 
Nation, and the Nansemond Indian Tribe, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 
108-259)
Page S4996
Measures Passed:
  Condemning Sudan: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 99, condemning the 
Government of the Republic of the Sudan for its participation and 
complicity in the attacks against innocent civilians in the 
impoverished Darfur region of western Sudan, after agreeing to the 
committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the amendment to 
the preamble.
  Pages S4931-36
  Family Opportunity Act: Senate passed S. 622, to amend title XIX of 
the Social Security Act to provide families of disabled children with 
the opportunity to purchase coverage under the Medicaid program for 
such children, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature 
of a substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto: 
                                                         Pages S4946-51
  Grassley Amendment No. 3119, in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                         Pages S4949-51
  Taiwan: Senate passed S. 2092, to address the participation of Taiwan 
in the World Health Organization, after agreeing to the committee 
amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  Pages S5021-22
  Brown v. Board of Education Anniversary: Committee on the Judiciary 
was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 349, recognizing 
and honoring May 17, 2004, as the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court 
decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, and the resolution 
was then agreed to.
  Pages S5022-23
  Brown v. Board of Education Anniversary: Committee on the Judiciary 
was discharged from further consideration of S. Con. Res. 102, to 
express the sense of the Congress regarding the 50th anniversary of the 
Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, and 
the resolution was then agreed to.
  Pages S5023-25
  Record Production Authority: Senate agreed to S. Res. 355, to 
authorize the production of records by the Committee on Commerce, 
Science, and Transportation.
  Page S5025
  Motherhood: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further 
consideration of S. Res. 348, to protect, promote, and celebrate 
motherhood, and the resolution was then agreed to.
  Page S5025
Treaties Approved: The following treaties having passed through their 
various parliamentary stages, up to and including the presentation of 
the resolution of ratification, upon division, two-thirds of the 
Senators present and having voted in the affirmative, the resolutions 
of ratification were agreed to:
  Additional Protocol to Investment Treaty with Romania Treaty Doc. 
108-13.
  Additional Protocol Amending Investment Treaty with Bulgaria Treaty 
Doc. 108-15.
  Investment Protocol with Estonia Treaty Doc. 108-17.
  Additional Investment Protocol with the Czech Republic Treaty Doc. 
108-18.
  Additional Investment Protocol with the Slovak Republic Treaty Doc. 
108-19.
  Additional Investment Protocol with Latvia Treaty Doc. 108-20.
  Additional Investment Protocol with Lithuania Treaty Doc. 108-21.
  Additional Protocol Concerning Business and Economic Relations with 
Poland Treaty Doc. 108-22.
Pages S5020-21
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:

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  By 95 yeas 3 nays (Vote No. EX. 85), John D. Negroponte, of New York, 
to be Ambassador to Iraq.
Pages S4951-80
  Scott H. DeLisi, of Minnesota, to be Ambassador to the State of 
Eritrea.
  Aubrey Hooks, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Cote 
d'Ivoire.
  Craig A. Kelly, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Chile.
  Thomas Bolling Robertson, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the 
Republic of Slovenia.
  Marc McGowan Wall, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Chad.
  John Campbell, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Federal Republic 
of Nigeria.
  Michael Christian Polt, of Tennessee, to be Ambassador to Serbia and 
Montenegro.
  John M. Ordway, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Kazakhstan.
  Thomas Neil Hull III, of New Hampshire, to be Ambassador to the 
Republic of Sierra Leone.
  Roger A. Meece, of Washington, to be Ambassador to the Democratic 
Republic of the Congo.
  Lauren Moriarty, of Hawaii, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign 
Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, for the rank of Ambassador during 
her tenure of service as United States Senior Official to the Asia-
Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum.
  Michele J. Sison, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the United Arab 
Emirates.
  Thomas Charles Krajeski, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the 
Republic of Yemen.
  Christopher R. Hill, of Rhode Island, to be Ambassador to the 
Republic of Korea.
  Michael W. Marine, of Vermont, to be Ambassador to the Socialist 
Republic of Vietnam.
  Jeffrey D. Feltman, of Ohio, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Lebanon.
  Patricia M. Haslach, of Oregon, to be Ambassador to the Lao People's 
Democratic Republic.
  Richard LeBaron, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the State of 
Kuwait.
  David Michael Satterfield, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the 
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Pages S5020, S5026-27
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Ralph Leo Boyce, Jr., of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of 
Thailand.
  John Marshall Evans, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to 
the Republic of Armenia.
  John D. Rood, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Commonwealth of The 
Bahamas.
  2 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
  6 Marine Corps nominations in the rank of general.
  8 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.
Page S5026
Nominations Withdrawn: Senate received notification of withdrawal of 
the following nominations:
  Fredrick W. Rohlfing III, of Hawaii, to be United States District 
Judge for the District of Hawaii, which was sent to the Senate on 
January 7, 2003.
  Jose A. Fourquet, of New Jersey, to be a Member of the Board of 
Directors of the Inter-American Foundation for a term expiring 
September 20, 2004, which was sent to the Senate on January 9, 2003.
  Jose A. Fourquet, of New Jersey, to be a Member of the Board of 
Directors of the Inter-American Foundation for a term expiring 
September 20, 2004, which was sent to the Senate on October 1, 2003. 
                                                             Page S5027
Messages From the House:
  Page S4994
Measures Referred:
  Pages S4994-95
Measures Read First Time:
  Page S4995
Executive Communications:
  Pages S4995-96
Petitions and Memorials:
  Page S4996
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S4997-98
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S4998-S5004
Additional Statements:
  Pages S4992-94
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S5004-07
Authority for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S5008-09
Privilege of the Floor:
  Page S5009
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--85)
  Page S4980
Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m., and adjourned at 8:09 p.m., 
until 9:30 a.m., on Friday, May 7, 2004. (For Senate's program, see the 
remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on pages S5025-26.)


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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
ENERGY PRODUCTION: BIOMASS
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Committee concluded 
a hearing to examine new opportunities for agriculture, focusing on the 
use of biomass, which is any living matter that can be converted into 
usable energy through biological or chemical processes, and encompasses 
feedstocks such as agricultural crops and their residues, animal 
wastes, wood, wood residues and grasses, and municipal wastes use in 
energy production, after receiving testimony from former Representative 
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behalf of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory 
Committee; Mark E. Rey, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural 
Resources and Environment; David Garman, Acting Under Secretary of 
Energy for Energy, Science and Environment, and Assistant Secretary of 
Energy for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy; R. James Woolsey, 
McLean, Virginia, former Director of Central Intelligence; C. Boyden 
Gray, Energy Future Coalition, Washington, D.C.; Mark E. Zappi, 
Mississippi State University Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical 
Engineering, Mississippi State; Tom L. Richard, Iowa State University, 
Ames; Lee R. Lynd, Dartmouth College Thayer School of Engineering, 
Hanover, New Hampshire; and Samuel B. McLaughlin, University of 
Tennessee Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
following bills:
  H.R. 3104, to provide for the establishment of separate campaign 
medals to be awarded to members of the uniformed services who 
participate in Operation Enduring Freedom and to members of the 
uniformed services who participate in Operation Iraqi Freedom;
  An original bill entitled ``National Defense Authorization Act for 
Fiscal Year 2005'';
  An original bill entitled ``Department of Defense Authorization Act 
for Fiscal Year 2005'';
  An original bill entitled ``Military Construction Authorization Act 
for Fiscal Year 2005''; and
  An original bill entitled ``Department of Energy National Security 
Act for Fiscal Year 2005''.
  Also, committee received a report from the Select Committee on 
Intelligence on the proposed Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal 
Year 2005.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee ordered 
favorably reported an original bill to authorize the Secretary of 
Homeland Security to award grants to public transportation agencies to 
improve security.
CLIMATE CHANGE
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee held a 
hearing to examine impacts of climate change and states' actions, 
focusing on public health, forests, heatwaves, geological records, 
recent changes in the ocean, temperatures, sea ice and glacial ice, and 
ecological responses, receiving testimony from Ken Colburn, Northeast 
States for Coordinated Air Use Management, and Paul R. Epstein, Harvard 
Medical School Center for Health and the Global Environment, both of 
Boston, Massachusetts; William B. Curry, Woods Hole Oceanographic 
Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts; William R. Fraser, Polar Oceans 
Research Group, Sheridan, Montana; and Philip Mote, University of 
Washington, Seattle.
  Hearing recessed subject to call.
CARFA ACT
Committee on Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on Oversight of 
Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of 
Columbia concluded a hearing to examine S. 1668, to establish a 
commission to conduct a comprehensive review of Federal agencies and 
programs and to recommend the elimination or realignment of 
duplicative, wasteful, or outdated functions, after receiving testimony 
from Senator Brownback; former Representative Dick Armey, on behalf of 
Citizens for a Sound Economy; Clay Johnson III, Deputy Director for 
Management, Office of Management and Budget; and Paul Weinstein, Jr., 
Progressive Policy Institute, Washington, D.C.
NOMINATION
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
the nomination of Jonathan W. Dudas, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary 
of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States 
Patent and Trademark Office, after the nominee, who was introduced by 
Representative Hyde, testified and answered questions in his own 
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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Measures Introduced: 20 public bills, H.R. 4299-4318; and 8 
resolutions, H. Con. Res. 417-419 and H. Res. 629-633, were introduced.
                                                         Pages H2726-28
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H2728-29
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 4060, to amend the Peace Corps Act to establish an Ombudsman and 
an Office of Safety and Security of the Peace Corps (H. Rept. 108-481, 
Pt. 1).
Page H2726
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Fossella to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H2659
Chaplain: The prayer was offered today by Rev. Joseph V. Brennan, 
Pastor, St. Linus Church in Norwalk, California.
  Page H2659
Point of Order: The Chair ruled that words uttered by a Member during a 
one-minutes speech were not unparliamentary and the point of order was 
overruled.
  Page H2661
Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2003--Motion to go to 
Conference: The House disagreed to the Senate amendments to H.R. 2443, 
to authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal year 2004, 
to amend various laws administered by the Coast Guard, and agreed to a 
conference.
  Pages H2663-66
  Agreed to the Filner motion to instruct conferees on the bill to 
insist on the language contained in section 415 of the House bill that 
requires foreign-flag vessels to have their vessel security plans 
approved by the United States Coast Guard before entering a port in the 
United States, by a yea-and-nay vote of 395 yeas to 19 nays, Roll No. 
148.
Pages H2663-66, H2679
  Appointed as conferees: from the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure, for consideration of the House bill and the Senate 
amendments, and modifications committed to conference: Representatives 
Young (AK), Coble, Duncan, Hoekstra, LoBiondo, Simmons, Mario Diaz-
Balart (FL), Oberstar, Filner, Bishop (NY), and Lampson.
Page H2716
  For consideration of the House bill and Senate amendments, and 
modifications committed to conference: Representatives Cox and Thompson 
(MS).
Page H2716
Iraqi Prisoner Resolution: The House agreed to H. Res. 627, deploring 
the abuse of persons in United States custody in Iraq, regardless of 
the circumstances of their detention, urging the Secretary of the Army 
to bring to swift justice any member of the Armed Forces who has 
violated the Uniformed Code of Military Justice, expressing the deep 
appreciation of the Nation to the courageous and honorable members of 
the Armed Forces who have selflessly served, or are currently serving, 
in Operation Iraqi Freedom, by a recorded vote of 365 ayes to 50 noes, 
Roll No. 150.
  Pages H2680-98
  A point of order was sustained against the Hoyer motion to recommit 
the resolution back to the Committee on Armed Services with 
instructions.
Pages H2696-97
  H. Res. 628, the rule providing for consideration of the measure was 
agreed to by a voice vote, after agreeing to order the previous 
question by a yea-and-nay vote of 218 yeas to 201 nays, Roll No. 147. 
                                                         Pages H2666-78
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures which were debated on Wednesday, May 5:
  Sense of the House regarding the Lao People's Democratic Republic: H. 
Res. 402, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives 
regarding the urgent need for freedom, democratic reform, and 
international monitoring of elections, human rights, and religious 
liberty in the Lao People`s Democratic Republic, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay 
vote of 408 yeas to 1 nays and 1 voting ``present'', Roll No. 149; 
                                                         Pages H2679-80
  Sense of Congress regarding the detention of Dr. Wang Bingzhang by 
the Government of the People's Republic of China: H. Con. Res. 326, 
expressing the sense of Congress regarding the arbitrary detention of 
Dr. Wang Bingzhang by the Government of the People's Republic of China 
and urging his immediate release, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 399 
yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 151; and
  Pages H2698-99
  Expressing the concern of Congress over Iran's development of the 
means to produce nuclear weapons: H. Con. Res. 398, expressing the 
concern of Congress over Iran's development of the means to produce 
nuclear weapons, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 376 yeas to 3 nays and 
14 voting ``present'', Roll No. 152.
  Page H2699
Meeting Hour: Agreed that when the House adjourn today, it adjourn to 
meet at noon on Monday, May 10; and further that when it adjourns on 
that day, it adjourn to meet at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 11 for 
Morning Hour debate.
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Calendar Wednesday: Agreed to dispense with the Calendar Wednesday 
business of Wednesday, May 12.
  Page H2701
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page 
H2659.
Senate Referral: S.J. Res. 34 was held at the desk.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Five yea-and-nay votes and one recorded vote 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H2678, 
H2679, H2679-80, H2697-98, H2698, and H2699. There were no quorum 
calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m and adjourned at 7:10 p.m.


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Committee Meetings
DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Defense met in executive 
session to hold a hearing on the National Foreign Intelligence Program 
Budget. Testimony was heard from George J. Tenet, Director, CIA.
NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Readiness approved for 
full Committee action H.R. 4200, National Defense Authorization Act for 
Fiscal Year 2005.
NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Strategic Forces approved 
for full Committee action H.R. 4200, National Defense Authorization Act 
for Fiscal Year 2005.
NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land 
Forces approved for full Committee action H.R. 4200, National Defense 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005.
ONLINE PORNOGRAPHY
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and 
Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled ``Online Pornography: 
Closing the Doors on Pervasive Smut.'' Testimony was heard from J. 
Howard Beales III, Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, FTC; Kevin 
Lourdeau, Deputy Assistant Director, Cyber Division, FBI, Department of 
Justice; Linda D. Koontz, Director, Information Management Issues, GAO; 
and public witnesses.
PROTECTING CHILDREN ONLINE
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Telecommunications 
and the Internet held a hearing entitled ``The `Dot Kids' Internet 
Domain: Protecting Children Online.'' Testimony was heard from Michael 
D. Gallagher, Acting Assistant Secretary, Communications and 
Information, National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration, Department of Commerce; and public witnesses.
OVERSIGHT--EXPORT-IMPORT BANK
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Domestic and 
International Monetary Policy, Trade, and Technology held an oversight 
hearing entitled ``Oversight of the Export-Import Bank of the United 
States.'' Testimony was heard from Philip Merrill, President and 
Chairman, Export-Import Bank of the United States.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES; SECURITY CLEARANCE BACKLOG
Committee on Government Reform: Ordered reported the following 
measures: H.R. 4259, Department of Homeland Security Financial 
Accountability Act; H.R. 4176, To designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 122 West Elwood Avenue in Raeford, 
North Carolina, as the ``Bobby Marshall Gentry Post Office Building;'' 
H. Con. Res. 295, Congratulating and saluting Focus: HOPE on the 
occasion of its 35th anniversary and for its remarkable commitment and 
contributions to Detroit, the State of Michigan, and the United States; 
H. Res. 613, Recognizing and honoring the tenth anniversary of Vietnam 
Human Rights Day; H. Res. 622, Supporting the goals and ideals of Peace 
Officers Memorial Day; and H.R. 3740, To designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 223 South Main Street in 
Roxboro, North Carolina, as the ``Oscar Scott Woody Post Office 
Building.''
  The Committee also held a hearing entitled ``What's the Hold Up: A 
Review of Security Clearance Backlog and Reciprocity Issues Plaguing 
Today's Government and Private Sector Workforce.'' Testimony was heard 
from Gregory C. Wilshusen, Acting Director, Defense Capabilities and 
Management, GAO; Stephen C. Benowitz, Associate Director, Division for 
Human Resources Products and Services, OPM; Heather Anderson, Acting 
Director, Security, Office of the Under Secretary for Intelligence, 
Department of Defense; and public witnesses.
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Human Rights and 
Wellness held a hearing entitled ``Autism Spectrum Disorders: An Update 
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Government Initiatives and Revolutionary New Treatment of 
Neurodevelopmental Diseases.'' Testimony was heard from Troy Justesen, 
Assistant Secretary (Acting), Office of Special Education and 
Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education; and public witnesses.
RESOLUTION CONDEMNING SUDAN GOVERNMENT FOR ATTACKS AGAINST CIVILIANS; 
CRISIS IN DARFUR
Committee on International Relations: Favorably considered and adopted 
a motion urging the chairman to request that H. Con. Res. 403, as 
amended, Condemning the Government of the Republic of the Sudan for its 
attacks against innocent civilians in the impoverished Darfur region of 
western Sudan, be considered on the Suspension Calendar.
  The Committee also held a hearing on The Crisis in Darfur: A New 
Front in Sudan's Bloody War. Testimony was heard from the following 
officials of the Department of State: Charles R. Snyder, Acting 
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs; and Roger P. Winter, 
Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and 
Humanitarian Assistance, AID; and public witnesses.
SATELLITE HOME VIEWER EXTENSION AND REAUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2004
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and 
Intellectual Property approved for full Committee action the Satellite 
Home Viewer Extension and Reauthorization Act of 2004.
FEDERAL LANDS RECREATION ENHANCEMENT ACT
Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation and 
Public Lands held a hearing on H.R. 3283, Federal Lands Recreation 
Enhancement Act. Testimony was heard from Representative Regula; Lynn 
Scarlett, Assistant Secretary, Policy, Management and Budget, 
Department of the Interior; Tom Thompson, Deputy Chief, National Forest 
System, Forest Service, USDA; Barry T. Hill, Director, Natural 
Resources and Environment, GAO; and public witnesses.
BENEFITS OF TAX INCENTIVES FOR PRODUCERS OF RENEWABLE FUELS
Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Rural Enterprise, 
Agriculture and Technology held a hearing entitled ``The Benefits of 
Tax Incentives for Producers of Renewable Fuels and Its Impact on Small 
Businesses and Farmers.'' Testimony was heard from Representative 
Hulshof; and public witnesses.
MARITIME TRANSPORTATION AMENDMENTS
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Coast 
Guard and Maritime Transportation held a hearing on H.R. 4251, Maritime 
Transportation Amendments of 2004. Testimony was heard from RADM John 
E. Crowley, USCG, Judge Advocate General, U.S. Coast Guard, Department 
of Homeland Security.
VETERANS LEGISLATION
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on the following: H.R. 4020, State Veterans' Homes Nurse Recruitment 
Act of 2004; H.R. 4231, Department of Veterans Affairs Nurse 
Recruitment and Retention Act of 2004; H.R. 3849, Military Sexual 
Trauma Counseling Act of 2004; H.R. 4248, Homeless Veterans Assistance 
Reauthorization Act of 2004; and a measure to reform the qualifications 
and selection requirements for the position of the Under Secretary for 
Health. Testimony was heard from Gordon H. Mansfield, Deputy Secretary, 
Department of Veterans Affairs; Linda S. Schwarz, Commissioner, 
Department of Veterans Affairs, State of Connecticut; representatives 
of veterans organizations; and public witnesses.
BRIEFING--IRAQI PRISONER ISSUES/ABU GHRAIB
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Met in executive session to 
receive a briefing on Iraqi Prisoner Issues/Abu Ghraib. The Committee 
was briefed by departmental witnesses.
BRIEFING ON GLOBAL INTELLIGENCE DATA
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Subcommittee on 
Intelligence Policy and National Security met in executive session to 
receive a briefing on Global Intelligence Update. The Subcommittee was 
briefed by departmental witnesses.
PROGRESS IN ADDRESSING MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES AT HOMELAND SECURITY 
DEPARTMENT
Select Committee on Homeland Security: Held a hearing entitled 
``Progress in Addressing Management Challenges at the Department of 
Homeland Security.'' Testimony was heard from James M. Loy, Deputy 
Secretary, Department of Homeland Security.

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                     COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

                              MAY 7, 2004

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine 
allegations of mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners, 11:45 a.m., SD-106.


                                 House

  Committee on Armed Services, hearing on the ongoing investigation 
into the abuse of prisoners within the Central Command area of 
responsibility, 3 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.


                             Joint Meetings

  Joint Economic Committee: to hold a hearing to examine the 
employment situation for April, 9:30 a.m., 1334 LHOB.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                        9:30 a.m., Friday, May 7

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Friday: The Senate will be in a period of morning business.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                        12 noon, Monday, May 10

                               
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Program for Monday: The House will meet in pro forma session.
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            HOUSE
  
Baldwin, Tammy, Wisc., E778
Becerra, Xavier, Calif., E777
Berry, Marion, Ark., E767, E770, E772
Case, Ed, Hawaii, E773
Costello, Jerry F., Ill., E768, E771
Davis, Danny K., Ill., E767, E769, E771, E773, E776
DeGette, Diana, Colo., E768, E770
DeMint, Jim, S.C., E774
Deutsch, Peter, Fla., E781
Diaz-Balart, Lincoln, Fla., E772
Gonzalez, Charles A., Tex., E772
Graves, Sam, Mo., E767, E770
Jackson-Lee, Sheila, Tex., E781, E783
Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E776
Kanjorski, Paul E., Pa., E783
Kaptur, Marcy, Ohio, E769, E771
Kucinich, Dennis J., Ohio, E768, E770
Lee, Barbara, Calif., E783
McCarthy, Karen, Mo., E782
McDermott, Jim, Wash., E778
McInnis, Scott, Colo., E780, E782, E784
Menendez, Robert, N.J., E767, E769, E771
Moore, Dennis, Kansas, E774
Neugebauer, Randy, Tex., E773
Osborne, Tom, Nebr., E776
Ross, Mike, Ark., E776
Rothman, Steven R., N.J., E777
Shaw, E. Clay, Jr., Fla., E777
Shimkus, John, Ill., E781, E783
Skelton, Ike, Mo., E774
Solis, Hilda L., Calif., E782
Terry, Lee, Nebr., E777
Tiahrt, Todd, Kans., E772
Udall, Tom, N.M., E778
Woolsey, Lynn C., Calif., E781, E784 


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