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                                           Wednesday, June 16, 2004

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      House Committees ordered reported 9 sundry measures, including 
      appropriations for Defense, and Energy and Water Development for 
      Fiscal Year 2005, and the Intelligence Authorization Act for 
      Fiscal Year 2005


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S6823-S6909
Measures Introduced: Twelve bills and two resolutions were introduced, 
as follows: S. 2523-2534, and S. Res. 380-381.
  Pages S6881-82
Measures Passed:
  Honoring Detroit Pistons: Senate agreed to S. Res. 380, honoring the 
Detroit Pistons on winning the National Basketball Association 
Championship on June 15, 2004.
  Pages S6867-69
  Recognizing the Accomplishments of Ray Charles: Senate agreed to S. 
Res. 381, recognizing the accomplishments and significant contributions 
of Ray Charles to the world of music.
  Pages S6907-08
National Defense Authorization Act: Senate continued consideration of 
S. 2400, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2005 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 Services, taking 
action on the following amendments proposed thereto: 
                                               Pages S6831-59, S6863-67
Adopted:
  Durbin Amendment No. 3386, to affirm that the United States may not 
engage in torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or 
punishment.
Pages S6831, S6836-37
  Bunning (for McConnell/Bunning) Modified Amendment No. 3438, to 
modify and enhance the Energy Employees Occupational Illness 
Compensation Program.
Pages S6837-47
  Graham (SC) Modified Amendment No. 3428, of a clarifying nature. 
                                                         Pages S6847-49
  By a unanimous vote of 97 yeas (Vote No. 119), Warner Modified 
Amendment No. 3452, to extend jurisdiction and scope for current fraud 
offenses.
Pages S6850-58
  Sessions/Schumer Modified Amendment No. 3372, to extend military 
extraterritorial jurisdiction to cover not only personnel and 
contractor personnel of the Department of Defense, but also personnel 
and contractor personnel of any Federal agency or provisional authority 
supporting the mission of the Department of Defense overseas. 
                                                         Pages S6863-64
Rejected:
  Dodd Further Modified Amendment No. 3313, to prohibit the use of 
contractors for certain Department of Defense activities and to 
establish limitations on the transfer of custody of prisoners of the 
Department of Defense (By 54 yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. 118), Senate 
tabled the amendment.)
Pages S6831-36
  By 46 yeas to 52 nays (Vote No. 120), Reid (for Leahy) Amendment No. 
3292, to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit profiteering 
and fraud relating to military action, relief, and reconstruction 
efforts.
Pages S6831, S6858-59
Pending:
  Reed Amendment No. 3352, to increase the end strength for active duty 
personnel of the Army for fiscal year 2005 by 20,000 to 502,400. 
                                                             Page S6831
  Warner Amendment No. 3450 (to Amendment No. 3352), to provide for 
funding the increased number of Army active-duty personnel out of 
fiscal year 2005 supplemental funding.
Page S6831
  A motion was entered to close further debate on the bill and, in 
accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of 
the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Friday, June 18, 2004. 
                                                             Page S6863
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the bill at 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, June 17, 2004, 
provided further,

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that Senator Bond be recognized in order to call up the Bond-Harkin 
amendment.
Page S6908
Message From the President: Senate received the following message from 
the President of the United States:
  Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report of the continuation of the 
national emergency with respect to the risk of nuclear proliferation 
created by the accumulation of weapons-usable fissile material in the 
territory of the Russian Federation; which was referred to the 
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM-87)
Page S6880
Removal of Injunction of Secrecy: The injunction of secrecy was removed 
from the following treaty:
  Agreement With Canada on Pacific Hake/Whiting (Treaty Doc. No. 108-
24)
  The treaty was transmitted to the Senate today, considered as having 
been read for the first time, and referred, with accompanying papers, 
to the Committee on Foreign Relations and ordered to be printed. 
                                                             Page S6907
Appointments:
  Election Assistance Board of Advisors: The Chair, on behalf of the 
Majority Leader pursuant to Public Law 107-252, Title II, Section 214, 
appointed the following individual to serve as a member of the Election 
Assistance Board of Advisors: Wesley R. Kliner, Jr., of Tennessee. 
                                                             Page S6907
  National Commission of Small Community Air Service: The Chair, on 
behalf of the Majority Leader pursuant to Public Law 108-176, Section 
411(b)(1)(B), appointed the following individual to serve as a member 
of the National Commission of Small Community Air Service: Philip H. 
Trenary of Tennessee.
  Page S6907
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  By unanimous vote of 97 yeas (Vote No. Ex. 121), William S. Duffey, 
Jr., of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Northern 
District of Georgia.
Pages S6859-60, S6909
  By unanimous vote of 97 yeas (Vote No. Ex. 122), Lawrence F. Stengel, 
of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern 
District of Pennsylvania.
Pages S6860-61, S6909
  By unanimous vote of 97 yeas (Vote No. Ex. 123), Paul S. Diamond, of 
Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern 
District of Pennsylvania.
Pages S6861-62, S6909
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Micaela Alvarez, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the 
Southern District of Texas.
  1 Air Force nomination in the rank of general.
  1 Army nomination in the rank of general.
  3 Coast Guard nominations in the rank of admiral.
  Routine lists in the Army.
Pages S6908-09
Executive Communications:
  Pages S6880-81
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S6881
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S6882-84
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S6884-S6905
Additional Statements:
  Pages S6878-80
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S6905-06
Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
  Page S6906
Authority for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S6906-07
Privilege of the Floor:
  Page S6907
Record Votes: Six record votes were taken today. (Total--123) 
                         Pages S6836, S6858, S6859, S6860, S6861, S6862
Adjournment: Senate convened at 9 a.m., and adjourned at 7:17 p.m., 
until 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, June 17, 2004. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
APPROPRIATIONS: HOMELAND SECURITY
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Homeland Security approved 
for full Committee consideration an original bill making appropriations 
for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2005.
VOIP REGULATORY FREEDOM ACT
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded 
a hearing to examine S. 2281, to provide a clear and unambiguous 
structure for the jurisdictional and regulatory treatment for the 
offering or provision of voice-over-Internet-protocol applications, 
after receiving testimony from Laura H. Parsky, Deputy Assistant 
Attorney General, Criminal Division, Department of Justice; James X. 
Dempsey, Center for Democracy and Technology, Washington, D.C.; Thomas 
Rutledge, Cablevision Systems Corporation, Bethpage, New York; David F. 
Jones, Spartanburg County Communications, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 
on behalf of the National Emergency Number Association; Stan Wise, 
Georgia Public Service Commission, Atlanta, on behalf of the National 
Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners; Jeff Pulver, 
pulver.com, Melville, New York; and Arturo ``Archie'' Macias, Wheat 
State Telephone

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Company, Udall, Kansas, on behalf of the Organization for the Promotion 
and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee ordered favorably 
reported the following business items:
  S. 155, to convey to the town of Frannie, Wyoming, certain land 
withdrawn by the Commissioner of Reclamation, with an amendment;
  S. 180, to establish the National Aviation Heritage Area, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 211, to establish the Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area 
in the State of New Mexico;
  S. 323, to establish the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area, 
Louisiana, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 1241, to establish the Kate Mullany National Historic Site in the 
State of New York, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 1467, to establish the Rio Grande Outstanding Natural Area in the 
State of Colorado, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 1521, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain 
land to the Edward H. McDaniel American Legion Post No. 22 in Pahrump, 
Nevada, for the construction of a post building and memorial park for 
use by the American Legion, other veterans' groups, and the local 
community, with an amendment;
  S. 1727, to authorize additional appropriations for the Reclamation 
Safety of Dams Act of 1978, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute;
  S. 1957, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to cooperate with 
the States on the border with Mexico and other appropriate entities in 
conducting a hydrogeologic characterization, mapping, and modeling 
program for priority transboundary aquifers, with an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute;
  S. 2046, to authorize the exchange of certain land in Everglades 
National Park, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 2180, to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to exchange certain 
lands in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests in the State of 
Colorado, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 2243, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a 
hydroelectric project in the State of Alaska;
  S. 2319, to authorize and facilitate hydroelectric power licensing of 
the Tapoco Project, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  H.R. 1648, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey 
certain water distribution systems of the Cachuma Project, California, 
to the Carpinteria Valley Water District and the Montecito Water 
District;
  H.R. 1658, to amend the Railroad Right-of-Way Conveyance Validation 
Act to validate additional conveyances of certain lands in the State of 
California that form part of the right-of-way granted by the United 
States to facilitate the construction of the transcontinental railway, 
with an amendment;
  H.R. 1732, to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study 
and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to 
participate in the Williamson County, Texas, Water Recycling and Reuse 
Project;
  H.R. 3209, to amend the Reclamation Project Authorization Act of 1972 
to clarify the acreage for which the North Loup division is authorized 
to provide irrigation water under the Missouri River Basin project; and
  The nomination of Suedeen G. Kelly, of New Mexico, to be a Member of 
the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
AGRICULTURE FINANCING INTEGRITY
Committee on Finance: Committee concluded a hearing to examine measures 
to strengthen regulations and oversight to better ensure agriculture 
financing integrity, focusing on a GAO report that evaluated 
qualifications and oversight associated with farm entity financing, 
specifically unlimited farm payments that have placed upward pressure 
on land prices leading to overproduction and lower commodity prices, 
after receiving testimony from Lawrence J. Dyckman, Director, Natural 
Resources and Environment, General Accounting Office.
U.S. NONPROLIFERATION POLICY
Committee on Foreign Relations: on Tuesday, June 15, Committee 
concluded a hearing to examine the Sea Island G8 Summit status report 
on the global partnership against weapons of mass destruction, focusing 
on the Nunn-Lugar program and related programs at the Departments of 
State and Energy to improve the United States' nonproliferation agenda, 
after receiving testimony from Senator Domenici; John R. Bolton, Under 
Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security; and 
Linton F. Brooks, Administrator, National Nuclear Security 
Administration, Department of Energy.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine the nominations of Charles P. Ries, of the District of 
Columbia, to be Ambassador to Greece, Tom C. Korologos, of the District 
of Columbia, to be Ambassador to Belgium, who was introduced by 
Senators Hatch, Bennett, McCain, Byrd,

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and Stevens, and John Marshall Evans, of the District of Columbia, to 
be Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia, after each nominee testified 
and answered questions in their own behalf.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
following business items:
  S. 297, to provide reforms and resources to the Bureau of Indian 
Affairs to improve the Federal acknowledgement process, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 1696, to amend the Indian Self-Determination and Education 
Assistance Act to provide further self-governance by Indian tribes, 
with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 1715, to amend the Indian Self-Determination and Education 
Assistance Act to provide further self-governance by Indian tribes, 
with amendments;
  S. 2172, to make technical amendments to the provisions of the Indian 
Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act relating to contract 
support costs, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 2277, to amend the Act of November 2, 1966 (80 Stat. 1112), to 
allow binding arbitration clauses to be included in all contracts 
affecting the land within the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian 
Reservation, and motion to authorize the chairman to issue subpoenas in 
regards to tribal lobbying matters; to be followed by an oversight 
hearing to examine the No Child Left Behind Act (Public Law 107-110); 
and
  S. 2436, to reauthorize the Native American Programs Act of 1974.
  Also, Committee met in closed session to discuss the issuance of 
subpoenas, in regard to tribal lobbying matters.
OGLALA SIOUX TRIBE ANGOSTURA IRRIGATION PROJECT
Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
S. 1996, to enhance and provide to the Oglala Sioux Tribe and Angostura 
Irrigation Project certain benefits of the Pick-Sloan Missouri River 
basin program, after receiving testimony from Senator Daschle; Ross 
Mooney, Acting Director of Trust Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 
Department of the Interior; and John Yellow Bird Steele, Oglala Sioux 
Tribe, and Valerie Janis, The Red Shirt District, both of Pine Ridge, 
South Dakota.
NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT
Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee concluded an oversight hearing 
to examine the No Child Left Behind Act (Public Law 107-110), focusing 
on the implementation of the Act in Indian communities, after receiving 
testimony from Theresa Rosier, Counselor to the Assistant Secretary of 
Indian Affairs, and Edward Parisian, Director, Office of Indian 
Education Programs, both of the Department of the Interior; Victoria 
Vasques, Deputy Under Secretary and Director of the Office of Indian 
Education, and Darla Marberger, Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Elementary and Secondary Education, both of the Department of 
Education; Lillian Sparks, National Indian Education Association, 
Alexandria, Virginia; Carmen Cornelius Taylor, National Indian School 
Board Association, Polson, Montana; Roger Bordeaux, Tiospa Zina Tribal 
School, Agency Village, South Dakota, on behalf of the Association of 
Community Tribal Schools, Inc.; Terry Ben, Mississippi Band of Choctaw 
Indians, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Leland Leonard, Navajo Nation, 
Window Rock, Arizona.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
the nominations of Richard A. Griffin, of Michigan, who was introduced 
by Representative Camp, and David W. McKeague, of Michigan, who was 
introduced by Representative Mike Rogers (MI), each to be a United 
States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit, and Virginia Maria 
Hernandez Covington, to be United States District Judge for the Middle 
District of Florida, who was introduced by Senator Nelson (FL), after 
each nominee testified and answered questions in their own behalf. 
Testimony was also received from Senators Levin and Stabenow on the 
nominations of Messrs. Griffin and McKeague.


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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Measures Introduced: 29 public bills, H.R. 4584-4602; and 6 
resolutions, H. Con. Res. 451-452, and H. Res. 677-680, were 
introduced.
  Pages H4286-87
Additional Cosponsors:
  Page H4287
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 4363, to facilitate self-help housing homeownership 
opportunities, amended (H. Rept. 108-546);
  H. Res. 640, a resolution of inquiry requesting that the Secretary of 
Defense transmit to the House of Representatives before the expiration 
of the 14-day period beginning on the date of the adoption of this 
resolution any picture, photograph, video, communication, or report 
produced in conjunction with any completed Department of Defense 
investigation conducted by Major General Antonio M. Taguba relating to 
allegations of torture or allegations of violations of the Geneva 
Conventions of 1949 at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq or any completed 
Department of Defense investigation relating to the abuse or alleged 
abuse of a prisoner of war or detainee by any civilian contractor 
working in Iraq who is employed on behalf of the Department of Defense, 
amended, adversely (H. Rept. 108-547);
  H.R. 4520, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to remove 
impediments in such Code and make our manufacturing, service, and high-
technology businesses and workers more competitive and productive both 
at home and abroad, amended (H. Rept. 108-548, Pt. 1).
  H. Res. 681, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4520) to 
amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to remove impediments in such 
Code and make our manufacturing, service, and high-technology 
businesses and workers more competitive and productive both at home and 
abroad (H. Rept. 108-549).
Pages H4285-86
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Bereuter to act as Speaker Pro Tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H4175
Chaplain: The prayer was offered today by Rev. Les Burleson, Southeast 
Director, Hockey Ministries International in Wake Forest, North 
Carolina.
  Page H4175
Journal: Agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal of the 
proceedings of Tuesday, June 15 by a voice vote.
  Pages H4175, H4267
U.S. Refinery Revitalization Act of 2004: The House passed H.R. 4517, 
to provide incentives to increase refinery capacity in the United 
States, by a yea-and-nay vote of 239 yeas to 192 nays, Roll No. 246. 
                                                  Pages H4178-91, H4206
  H. Res. 671, the rule providing for consideration of the bill was 
agreed to on Tuesday, June 15 by a recorded vote of 225 ayes to 193 
noes, Roll No. 237.
Recess: The House recessed at 11:38 a.m. and reconvened at 1:15 p.m. 
                                                             Page H4191
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 
2005--Rule: The House agreed to H. Res. 675, the rule providing for 
consideration of H.R. 4567, making appropriations for the Department of 
Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005, by a 
recorded vote of 234 ayes to 197 noes, Roll No. 244, after agreeing to 
order the previous question by a yea-and-nay vote of 224 yeas to 205 
nays, Roll No. 243.
  Pages H4193-H4205
Suspension Failed: The House failed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measure which was debated on Tuesday, June 15:
  Gasoline Price Reduction Act of 2004: H.R. 4545, to amend the Clean 
Air Act to reduce the proliferation of boutique fuels, by a \2/3\ yea-
and-nay vote of 236 yeas to 194 nays, Roll No. 247.
  Pages H4206-07
Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for 
Fiscal Year 2005: The House began consideration of H.R. 4568, making 
appropriations for the Department of the Interior and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005. Further consideration 
will resume tomorrow, June 17.
  Pages H4207-67
Agreed to:
  Slaughter en bloc amendment (as modified by unanimous consent to make 
a technical correction) that reduces funding for motor vehicle lease, 
purchase or service costs at the Department of the Interior, and 
increases funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and the 
National Endowment for the Humanities (by a recorded vote of 241 ayes 
to 185 noes, Roll No. 248);
Pages H4216-24, H4238-39
  Hunter amendment that prohibits the use of funds for the salaries and 
expenses of any employee for the expenditure of user fees for the costs 
of biological monitoring for a species that is included in a list 
published under the Endangered Species Act of

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1973, or that is a candidate for inclusion in such a list; and 
                                                         Pages H4243-44
  Chabot amendment (No. 2, printed in the Congressional Record of June 
15) that prohibits the use of funds to plan, design, study or construct 
forest development roads in Tongrass National Forest in Alaska for the 
purpose of harvesting timber by private entities or individuals (by a 
recorded vote of 222 ayes to 205 noes, Roll No. 253); (agreed by 
unanimous consent to limit debate time on the amendment to 20 minutes, 
equally divided and controlled).
Pages H4249-52, H4264-65
Rejected:
  Tancredo amendment (No. 5, printed in the Congressional Record of 
June 15) that sought to increase funding for the U.S. Forest Service 
National Forest System account for law enforcement (by a recorded vote 
of 112 ayes to 313 noes, Roll No. 249);
Pages H4227-28, H4239
  Hooley of Oregon amendment that sought to increase funding for 
Wildland Fire Management (by a recorded vote of 186 ayes to 241 noes, 
Roll No. 250);
Pages H4229, H4239-40
  Sanders amendment that provides funding for the energy smart schools 
program (by a recorded vote of 199 ayes to 227 noes, Roll No. 251); 
                                                  Pages H4241, H4263-64
  Rahall amendment (No. 1, printed in the Congressional Record of June 
15) that prohibits the use of funds to adversely affect the physical 
integrity of Indian Sacred Sites on federal lands, as such terms are 
defined in a May 24, 1996 Executive Order (by a recorded vote of 209 
ayes to 215 noes, Roll No. 252);
Pages H4244-49, H4264
  Udall of New Mexico amendment (No. 3, printed in the Congressional 
Record of June 15) that prohibits the use of funds to finalize or 
implement proposed revisions to Forest Service rules relating to 
National Forest System Planning for Land and Resource Management Plans, 
as described in the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on 
Dec. 6, 2002 (by a recorded vote of 195 ayes to 230 noes, Roll No. 
254); and
Pages H4253-59, H4265-66
  Flake amendment (No. 8, printed in the Congressional Record of June 
15, offered under a unanimous consent agreement) that increases funding 
for the Payments in Lieu of Taxes program (by a recorded vote of 94 
ayes to 332 noes, Roll No. 255).
Pages H4261-63, H4266-67
Withdrawn:
  Hensarling amendment, that was offered and subsequently withdrawn 
that would have limited funding for managing and maintaining Department 
of the Interior websites; and
Pages H4260-61
  Hinchey amendment, that was offered and subsequently withdrawn 
without prejudice to reconsideration at a later time, that would have 
prohibited the use of funds to kill or assist other persons in killing 
bison in the Yellowstone National Park herd.
Page H4261
Point of Order sustained against:
  Provision of the bill relating to the Farm Security and Rural 
Investment Act of 2002;
Page H4230
  Section 319 of the bill concerning the Forest and Rangeland Renewable 
Resources Planning Act of 1974; and
Page H4238
  Kaptur amendment that sought to allow the Secretary of Energy to 
annually acquire and store as part of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve 
300,000,000 gallons of ethanol and 100,000,000 gallons of biodiesel 
fuel.
Pages H4252-53
  H. Res. 674, the rule providing for consideration of the bill was 
agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 428 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 245. 
                                                  Pages H4191-93, H4205
Committee Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Reyes wherein 
he resigned from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, effective 
immediately.
  Page H4207
Committee Election: Agreed to H. Res. 678, electing Representative 
Herseth to the Committees on Resources and Veterans' Affairs. 
                                                             Page H4207
Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he 
notified Congress of the Continuation of the National Emergency with 
respect to the accumulation of a large volume of weapons-usable fissile 
material in the territory of the Russian Federation--referred to the 
Committee on International Relations and ordered printed (H. Doc. 108-
194).
  Page H4207
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page 
H4175.
Senate Referral: S. 2238 was held at the desk and S. 2362 was referred 
to the Committee on House Administration.
  Page H4281
Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on 
pages H4287-89.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea-and-nay votes and nine recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H4204, 
H4204-05, H4205, H4206, H4206-07, H4238-39, H4240, H4263-64, H4264, 
H4265, H4265-66 and H4266. There were no quorum calls.
Recess: The House recessed at 11:55 p.m. and reconvened at 8:46 a.m. on 
Thursday, June 17.
  Pages H4274, H4281
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 8:46 a.m. on 
Thursday, June 17.

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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
REVIEWIRAQI AGRICULTURE
Committee on Agriculture: Held a hearing to review Iraqi Agriculture: 
From Oil for Food to the Future of Iraqi Production Agriculture and 
Trade. Testimony was heard from William J. Garvelink, Senior Deputy 
Assistant Administrator, Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian 
Assistance, U.S. Agency for International Development, Department of 
State; Joseph A. Christoff, Director, International Affairs and Trade, 
GAO; H. Lee Schatz, Special Counsel for Iraq Reconstruction, Office of 
the Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA; and public 
witnesses.
DEFENSE AND ENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Ordered reported the following 
appropriations for fiscal year 2005: Defense and Energy and Water 
Development.
LEGISLATIVE APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Legislative approved for 
full Committee action the Legislative appropriations for fiscal year 
2005.
MILITARY CONSTRUCTION APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Military Construction held 
a hearing on Army Budget Request. Testimony was heard from the 
following officials of the Department of the Army: GEN Peter J. 
Schoomaker, USA, Chief of Staff; and Geoffrey G. Prosch, Acting 
Assistant Secretary (Installations and Environment).
IRAQ--STATUS OF U.S. FORCES AFTER JUNE 30TH
Committee on Armed Services: Held a hearing on the status of U.S. 
forces in Iraq after June 30, 2004. Testimony was heard from the 
following officials of the Department of Defense: Peter Rodman, 
Assistant Secretary (International Security Affairs); and LTG Walter L. 
Sharp, USA, Director, Strategic Plans and Policy, Joint Chiefs of 
Staff; and Ambassador Francis J. Ricciardone, Coordinator for Iraq 
Transition, Department of State.
U.S.-CHINA ECONOMIC AND SECURITY REVIEW COMMISSION REPORT
Committee on Armed Services: Held a hearing on the report of the United 
States-China Economic and Security Review Commission. Testimony was 
heard from the following officials of the U.S.-China Economic and 
Security Review Commission: Roger W. Robinson, Jr., Chairman; and 
Carolyn Bartholomew, Commissioner.
COLLEGE ACCESS AND OPPORTUNITY ACT
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Held a hearing entitled 
``H.R. 4283, College Access and Opportunity Act: Are Students at 
Proprietary Institutions Treated Equitably under Current Law?'' 
Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
NUCLEAR WASTE FUND--RECLASSIFY FEES PAID
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy and Air 
Quality approved for full Committee action, as amended, H.R. 3981, To 
reclassify fees paid into the Nuclear Waste Fund as offsetting 
collections.
OVERWEIGHT CHILDREN--HEALTH CONCERNS ABOUT DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Parents Be Aware: Health 
Concerns about Dietary Supplements for Overweight Children.'' Testimony 
was heard from Howard Beales, Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, 
FTC; Howell Wechsler, Acting Director, Division of Adolescent and 
School Health, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of 
Health and Human Services; and public witnesses.
FHA SINGLE FAMILY LOAN LIMIT ADJUSTMENT ACT
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Housing and Community 
Opportunity held a hearing on H.R. 4110, FHA Single Family Loan Limit 
Adjustment Act of 2004. Testimony was heard from John C. Weicher, 
Assistant Secretary, Housing/Federal Housing Commissioner, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development; and public witnesses.
OVERSIGHT--TREASURY DEPARTMENT
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Oversight of the Department of 
the Treasury.'' Testimony was heard from the following officials of the 
Department of the Treasury: Samuel W. Bodman, Deputy Secretary; William 
J. Fox, Director, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network; R. Richard 
Newcomb, Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control; Nancy J. Jardini, 
Chief, Criminal Investigation, IRS; and Dennis S. Schindel, Acting 
Inspector General.
OVERSIGHT--PRIVATE SECTOR CONSULTANTS AND FEDERAL MANAGEMENT
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Government Efficiency 
and Financial Management held an oversight hearing entitled ``Private 
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Consultants and Federal Management: More than Balancing the Books.'' 
Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
CASTRO'S CUBA--CONTINUED HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Human Rights and 
Wellness held a hearing entitled ``Living in Fear: The Continued Human 
Rights Abuses in Castro's Cuba.'' Testimony was heard from the 
following officials of the Department of State: Michael Kozak, 
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human 
Rights, and Labor; Dan Fish, Deputy Assistant Secretary; and David 
Mutchler, Senior Advisor on Cuba, U.S. Agency for International 
Development; and public witnesses.
CYBER-CHALLENGES FACING HOME USERS AND SMALL BUSINESSES
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Technology, Information 
Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and the Census held a hearing 
entitled ``Locking Your Cyber Front Door--The Challenges Facing Home 
Users and Small Businesses.'' Testimony was heard from Amit Yoran, 
Director, National Cyber Security Division, Department of Homeland 
Security; J. Howard Beales III, Director, Bureau of Consumer 
Protection, FTC; Cheryl A. Mills, Associate Administrator, 
Entrepreneurial Development, SBA; Ed Roback, Chief, Computer Security 
Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of 
Commerce; and public witnesses.
U.S. INITIATIVES--NATO'S SUMMIT
Committee on International Relations: Subcommittee on Europe held a 
hearing on U.S. Initiatives at NATO's Istanbul Summit. Testimony was 
heard from Ian J. Brzezinski, Deputy Assistant Secretary, European and 
NATO Affairs, Department of Defense; and Robert A. Bradtke, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, 
Department of State.
U.S.-EGYPTIAN RELATIONS FUTURE
Committee on International Relations: Subcommittee on the Middle East 
and Central Asia held a hearing on The Future of U.S.-Egyptian 
Relations. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the 
Department of State: Rose Likins, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, 
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; David Satterfield, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; and James Kunder, 
Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Asia and the Near East, U.S. 
Agency for International Development.
VISA WAIVER PROGRAM--SCREENING POTENTIAL TERRORISTS
Committee on International Relations: Subcommittee on International 
Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Human Rights held a hearing on The Visa 
Waiver Program and the Screening of Potential Terrorists. Testimony was 
heard from Robert Jackstra, Executive Director, Boarder Security and 
Facilitation, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of 
Homeland Security; Catherine Barry, Managing Director, Office of Visa 
Services, Department of State; and public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on the Judiciary: Ordered reported, as amended, the following 
bills: H.R. 218, Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2003; and H.R. 
3266, Faster and Smarter Funding for First Responders Act of 2003.
CREATE OFFICE OF CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER--VIRGIN ISLANDS GOVERNMENT
Committee on Resources: Held a hearing on H.R. 3589, To create the 
Office of Chief Financial Officer of the Government of the Virgin 
Islands. Testimony was heard from Delegate Norton; David Cohen, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary, Insular Affairs, Department of the Interior; the 
following officials of the Virgin Islands: Charles W. Turnbull, 
Governor; David A. Jones, Senate President; and Ronald E. Russell, 
Senator; and a public witness.
OVERSIGHT--FISHERY DATA COLLECTION PROGRAMS IMPORTANCE
Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, 
Wildlife and Oceans held an oversight hearing on The Importance of 
Fishery Data Collection Programs. Testimony was heard from Michael 
Sissenwine, Director, Scientific Programs and Chief Scientific Advisor, 
National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, Department of Commerce; and 
public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on Water and Power approved for 
full Committee action, as amended, the following bills: H.R. 3334, 
Riverside-Corona Feeder Authorization Act; H.R. 3597, To authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior, through the Bureau of Reclamation, to 
conduct a feasibility study on the Alder Creek water storage and 
conservation project in El Dorado County, California; and H.R. 4045, To 
authorize the Secretary of the Interior to prepare a feasibility study 
with respect to the Mokelumne River.

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AMERICAN JOBS CREATIONS ACT OF 2004
Committee on Rules: Granted, by a vote of 9 to 3, a closed rule 
providing 1 hour of debate on H.R. 4520, American Jobs Creations Act of 
2004, equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking 
minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means. The rule provides 
that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the 
Committee on Ways and Means, as modified by the amendment printed in 
the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution, shall be 
considered as adopted. The rule waives all points of order against the 
bill, as amended, and against its consideration. Finally, the rule 
provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Testimony 
was heard from Representatives Portman, Sandlin, Baird, McGovern, 
Bordallo, and Emanuel.
EXAMINE RULE X--ORGANIZATION OF COMMITTEES
Committee on Rules: Subcommittee on Technology and the House held a 
hearing to examine Rule X, the Organization of Committees, including 
its current legislative impact, arrangement, and effectiveness. 
Testimony was heard from Representatives Tom Davis of Virginia, Waxman, 
Cox, Turner of Texas, Boehner and Thomas.
  Hearings continue tomorrow.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Science: Ordered reported, as amended, the following 
bills: H.R. 3890, To reauthorize the Steel and Aluminum Energy 
Conservation and Technology Competitiveness Act of 1988; and H.R. 4516, 
Department of Energy High-End Computing Revitalization Act of 2004; 
H.R. 4218, High-Performance Computing Revitalization Act of 2004; and 
H.R. 3598, Manufacturing Technology Competitiveness Act of 2004.
OVERSIGHT--PIPELINE SAFETY AND THE OFFICE OF PIPELINE SAFETY
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on 
Highways, Transit, and Pipelines held an oversight hearing on Pipeline 
Safety and the Office of Pipeline Safety. Testimony was heard from 
Robert Chipkevich, Director, Office of Railroads, Pipeline, and 
Hazardous Materials Investigations, National Transportation Safety 
Board; the following officials of the Department of Transportation: 
Kenneth M. Mead, Inspector General; Samuel G. Bonasso, Deputy 
Administrator, Research and Special Programs Administration; and Stacey 
Gerard, Associate Administrator, Office of Pipeline Safety; and 
Katherine Siggerud, Director, Physical Infrastructure Issues. GAO.
VETERANS LEGISLATION
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Benefits held a hearing 
on the following: H.R. 4032, Veterans Fiduciary Act of 2004; and the 
Veterans Self-Employment Act of 2004.
  Testimony was heard from Jack McCoy, Director, Education Service, 
Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans; and public 
witnesses.
U.S-AUSTRALIA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT IMPLEMENTATION
Committee on Ways and Means: Held a hearing on the Implementation of 
the United States-Australia Free Trade Agreement. Testimony was heard 
from the following officials of the Office of the United States Trade 
Representative: Josette Sheeran Shiner, Deputy U.S. Trade 
Representative; and Allen Johnson, Chief Agricultural Negotiator; and 
public witnesses.
INTELLIGENCE AUTHORIZATION ACT FISCAL YEAR 2005
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Met in executive session 
and ordered reported, as amended, H.R. 4548, Intelligence Authorization 
Act for Fiscal Year 2005.

Joint Meetings
THE MIDDLE EAST
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission): 
on Tuesday, June 15, Commission concluded a hearing to examine the 
advancing of democracy and human rights in the Middle East focusing on 
the possibility of using the 1975 Helsinki Final Act and related 
institutions as models for reform in the region, after receiving 
testimony from H.E. Natan Sharansky, Israeli Minister of Disapora 
Affairs, Jerusalem; Ambassador Max M. Kampelman, Conference on Security 
and Cooperation in Europe, and Ambassador Mark Palmer, both of Freedom 
House, and Ambassador (retired) Craig Dunkerley, and Michael Yaffe, 
both of the National Defense University Near East-South Asia Center for 
Strategic Studies, all of Washington, D.C.; and Peter Jones, University 
of Toronto Munk Centre for International Studies, and Privy Council, 
Ottawa, Canada.
ANTI-SEMITISM IN EUROPE
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission): 
Commission concluded a hearing to examine the April 2003 Berlin 
Conference on Anti-Semitism and consider appropriate steps to following 
up on the conference, after receiving testimony from Representative 
Lantos; Natan Sharansky, Israeli Minister for Diaspora Affairs, and 
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Anti Semitism, Jerusalem; Betty Ehrenberg, Institute for Public 
Affairs, and the Orthodox Union of Jewish Congregations, James S. 
Tisch, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, 
and Mark Weitzman, Simon Wiesenthal Center, all of New York, New York; 
Paul Goldenberg, American Jewish Committee, Howell, New Jersey; Fred 
Zeidman, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, Houston, Texas; and Jay 
Lefkowitz, Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, Stacy Burdett, Anti-Defamation 
League, Dan Mariaschin, B'nai B'rith International, and Shai Franklin, 
NCSJ, all of Washington, D.C.


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                            NEW PUBLIC LAWS

      (For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D619)
  S.J. Res. 28, recognizing the 60th anniversary of the Allied landing 
at Normandy during World War II. Signed on June 15, 2004. (Public Law 
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                    COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

                             JUNE 17, 2004

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Appropriations: business meeting to mark up proposed 
legislation making appropriations for the Department of Homeland 
Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005, 2 p.m., SD-
106.
  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: business meeting 
to consider S. 894, to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint 
coins in commemoration of the 230th Anniversary of the United States 
Marine Corps, and to support construction of the Marine Corps 
Heritage Center; S. 976, to provide for the issuance of a coin to 
commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Jamestown settlement; and 
the nomination of Alan Greenspan, of New York, to be Chairman of the 
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; to be followed by 
a hearing to examine the regulation of the bond markets, 10 a.m., 
SD-538.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold 
hearings to examine measures to enhance border security, 9:30 a.m., 
SR-253.
  Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space, to hold hearings 
to examine the final report on the President's Commission on 
Implementation of U.S. Space Exploration Policy, 2:30 p.m., SR-253.
  Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: to hold hearings to 
examine the Environmental Management Program of the Department of 
Energy and issues associated with accelerated cleanup, 10 a.m., SD-
366.
  Subcommittee on Water and Power: to hold hearings to examine S. 
2513, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to provide 
financial assistance to the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority 
for the planning, design, and construction of the Eastern New Mexico 
Rural Water System; S. 2511, to direct the Secretary of the Interior 
to conduct a feasibility study of a Chimayo water supply system, to 
provide for the planning, design, and construction of a water 
supply, reclamation, and filtration facility for Espanola, New 
Mexico; S. 2508, to redesignate the Ridges Basin Reservoir, 
Colorado, as Lake Nighthorse; S. 2460, to provide assistance to the 
State of New Mexico for the development of comprehensive State water 
plans; and S. 1211, to further the purposes of title XVI of the 
Reclamation Projects Authorization and Adjustment Act of 1992, the 
``Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act'', 
by directing the Secretary of the Interior to undertake a 
demonstration program for water reclamation in the Tularosa Basin of 
New Mexico, 2:30 p.m., SD-366.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine 
Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime (the ``Cybercrime 
Convention'' or the ``Convention''), which was signed by the United 
States on November 23, 2001 (Treaty Doc. 108-11), United Nations 
Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime (the 
``Convention''), as well as two supplementary protocols: (1) the 
Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, 
Especially Women and Children, and (2) the Protocol Against 
Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, which were adopted by 
the United Nations General Assembly on November 15, 2000. The 
Convention and Protocols were signed by the United States on 
December 13, 2000, at Palermo, Italy (Treaty Doc. 108-16), Inter-
American Convention Against Terrorism (``Convention'') Adopted at 
the Thirty-second Regular Session of the General Assembly of the 
Organization of American States (``OAS'') Meeting in Bridgetown, 
Barbados, and signed by thirty countries, including the United 
States, on June 3, 2002 (Treaty Doc. 107-18), and Protocol of 
Amendment to the International Convention on the Simplification and 
Harmonization of Customs Procedures done at Brussels on June 26, 
1999 (Treaty Doc. 108-6), 9:30 a.m., SD-419.
  Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of 
Anne W. Patterson, of Virginia, to be Deputy Representative of the 
United States of America to the United Nations, with the rank and 
status of Ambassador, and the Deputy Representative of the United 
States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations, and 
to be a Representative of the United States of America to the 
Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations, and James B. 
Cunningham, of Pennsylvania, to be Representative of the United 
States of America to the Vienna Office of the United Nations, with 
the rank of Ambassador, and to be Representative of the United 
States of America to the International Atomic Energy Agency, with 
the rank of Ambassador, 2 p.m., SD-419.
  Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of John 
C. Danforth, of Missouri, to be U.S. Representative to the United 
Nations with the rank of Ambassador; and to be U.S. Representative 
in the Security Council of the United Nations; and to be U.S. 
Representative to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United 
Nations during his tenure of service as U.S. Representative to the 
United Nations, 3 p.m., SD-419.

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  Committee on Governmental Affairs: Permanent Subcommittee on 
Investigations, to hold hearings to examine the danger of purchasing 
pharmaceuticals over the Internet, focusing on the extent to which 
consumers can purchase pharmaceuticals over the Internet without a 
medical prescription, the importation of pharmaceuticals into the 
United States, and whether pharmaceuticals from foreign services are 
counterfeit, expired, unsafe, or illegitimate, 9 a.m., SD-342.
  Committee on the Judiciary: business meeting to consider pending 
calendar business, 9:30 a.m., SD-226.


                                 House

  Committee on Armed Services, hearing on training of Iraqi security 
forces, 9 a.m., and a hearing on the impact of defense trade offsets 
on the U.S. defense industrial base, 2 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, 
and Consumer Protection, to mark up H.R. 2929, Safeguard Against 
Privacy Invasions Act, 10:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled 
``Problems with the E-rate Program: Waste, Fraud, and Abuse Concerns 
in the Wiring of Our Nation's Schools to the Internet,'' 9:30 a.m., 
2322 Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Domestic and 
International Monetary Policy, Trade, and Technology, hearing 
entitled, ``The US-EU Regulatory Dialogue: The Private Sector 
Perspective,'' 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  Committee on Government Reform, hearing entitled ``The War Against 
Drugs and Thugs: A Status Report on Plan Colombia Successes and 
Remaining Challenges,'' 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on House Administration, oversight hearing on the 
Election Assistance Commission and Implementation of the Help 
America Vote Act, 11 a.m., 1310 Longworth.
  Committee on International Relations, to mark up the following 
measures: H. Res. 642, House Commission For Assisting Democratic 
Parliaments Resolution; and H. Con. Res. 410, Recognizing the 25th 
anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of the Republic of 
the Marshall Islands and recognizing the Marshall Islands as a 
staunch ally of the United States, committed to principles of 
democracy and freedom for the Pacific region and throughout the 
world; followed by a hearing on United States Economic Assistance to 
Egypt: Does It Advance Reform?'' 10:30 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Europe, to mark up the following measures: H. Con. 
Res. 415, Urging the Government of Ukraine to ensure a democratic, 
transparent, and fair election process for the presidential election 
on October 31, 2004; and H. Res. 652, Urging the Government of the 
Republic of Belarus to ensure a democratic, transparent, and fair 
election process for its parliamentary elections in the fall of 
2004, 10 a.m., 2255 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, 
and Intellectual Property, hearing on H.R. 4586, Family Movie Act of 
2004, 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims, 
oversight hearing entitled ``Families and Businesses in Limbo: The 
Detrimental Impact of the Immigration Backlog,'' 1 p.m., 2141 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health, 
hearing on the following bills: H.R. 3102, To utilize the expertise 
of New Mexico State University, the University of Arizona, and 
Northern Arizona University in conducting studies under the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 in connection with grazing 
allotments and range and continuing range analysis for National 
Forest System lands in New Mexico and Arizona; H.R. 3427, Craig 
Recreation Land Purchase Act; H.R. 4494, Grey Towers National 
Historic Site Act of 2004; and S. 2003, To clarify the intent of 
Congress with respect to the continued use of established commercial 
outfitter hunting camps on the Salmon River, 11 a.m., 1334 
Longworth.
  Committee on Rules, Subcommittee on Technology and the House, to 
continue hearings to examine Rule X, the Organization of Committees, 
including its current legislative impact, arrangement, and 
effectiveness, 11 a.m., H-313 capitol.
  Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform and 
Oversight, hearing on Department of Labor's Enforcement Against 
Small Businesses, 10:30 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs, hearing on efforts to identify and 
eliminate fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement in programs 
administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, 10 a.m., 334 
Cannon.
  Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health, hearing on 
Health Care Information Technology, 2 p.m., 1100 Longworth.
  Subcommittee on Human Resources, hearing on failure to Protect 
Child Safety, 4 p.m., B-318 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Trade, hearing on Customs Budget Authorizations 
and Other Customs Issues, 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.
  Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Subcommittee on Human 
Intelligence, Analysis, and Counterintelligence, executive, briefing 
on Counternarcotics: Afghanistan, 2 p.m., H-405 Capitol.
  Subcommittee on Intelligence Policy and National Security, 
executive, briefing on Global Intelligence Update, 9 a.m., H-405 
Capitol.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                      9:30 a.m., Thursday, June 17

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Thursday: Senate will continue consideration of S. 2400, 
National Defense Authorization Act, providing that Senator Bond be 
recognized to offer the Bond/Harkin amendment.
    
    

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                       10 a.m., Thursday, June 17

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Thursday: Continue consideration of H.R. 4568, Department 
of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 
2005.
  Consideration of H.R. 4567, Department of Homeland Security 
Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2005 (open rule, one hour of general 
debate). 


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