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                                           Wednesday, June 23, 2004

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate passed the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization 
      Act.
      The House passed H.R. 4548, Intelligence Authorization Act for 
      Fiscal Year 2005.
      House Committees ordered reported 10 sundry measures, including 
      the following appropriations for fiscal year 2005: Commerce, 
      Justice, State, Judiciary and Related Agencies; Agriculture, 
      Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related 
      Agencies; and Legislative.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S7277-S7347
Measures Introduced: Eleven bills and two resolutions were introduced, 
as follows: S. 2561-2571, and S. Res. 389-390.
  Page S7311
Measures Passed:
  Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act: Senate passed S. 2507, 
to amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act and the Child 
Nutrition Act of 1966 to provide children with increased access to food 
and nutrition assistance, to simplify program operations and improve 
program management, to reauthorize child nutrition programs, after 
agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S7244-65
  Crapo (for Cochran/Harkin) Amendment No. 3474, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Pages S7249-65
  Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act: By a unanimous 
vote of 97 yeas (Vote No. 146), Senate passed 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, after taking 
action on the following amendments proposed thereto: 
                              Pages S7204-21, S7223-26, S7230, S7277-99
Adopted:
  Bond Further Modified Amendment No. 3384, to include certain former 
nuclear weapons program workers in the Special Exposure Cohort under 
the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program and to 
provide for the disposal of certain excess Department of Defense stocks 
for funds for that purpose.
Pages S7204, S7218-21
  By 71 yeas to 27 nays (Vote No. 137), Warner (for McConnell) 
Amendment No. 3472, to require a report on the stabilization of Iraq. 
                                                  Pages S7207-10, S7224
  Feingold Modified Amendment No. 3288, to rename and modify the 
authorities relating to the Inspector General of the Coalition 
Provisional Authority.
Pages S7204, S7267-68
  Landrieu/Snowe Modified Amendment No. 3315, to substitute the 
substantive text of S. 1916, but without the restriction on the maximum 
premium chargeable for SBP participation initiated by enrollment during 
the special period of open enrollment.
Pages S7204, S7268-70
  Reid (for Akaka) Modified Amendment No. 3414, to provide for a report 
on the recruitment and retention of individuals with foreign language 
skills.
Pages S7204, S7270-71
  Warner (for Inhofe) Modified Amendment No. 3280, to reauthorize 
energy saving performance contracts.
Pages S7204, S7211, S7273-74
  Levin (for Reed/Kohl) Modified Amendment No. 3355, to clarify the 
fiscal year 2004 funding level for a National Institute of Standards 
and Technology account.
Pages S7205, S7271
  Warner (for Lott) Amendment No. 3220, to repeal the authority of the 
Secretary of Defense to recommend that installations be placed in 
inactive status as part of the recommendations of the Secretary

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during the 2005 round of defense base closure and realignment. 
                                                     Pages S7204, S7271
  Warner (for Bennett/Hatch) Modified Amendment No. 3373, to require a 
report on encroachment issues affecting Utah Test and Training Range, 
Utah.
Page S7204
  Bingaman Modified Amendment No. 3459, to require reports on the 
detainment of foreign nationals by the Department of Defense and on 
Department of Defense investigations of allegations of violations of 
the Geneva Convention.
Pages S7271-72
  Levin (for Dodd) Modified Amendment No. 3311, to provide for a report 
on offset requirements under certain contracts.
Pages S7204, S7272
  Warner Amendment No. 3476, to provide for appropriate coordination in 
the preparation of the management plan for contractor security 
personnel.
Page S7272
  Warner Amendment No. 3477, to provide for appropriate coordination in 
the preparation of the report on contractor performance of security, 
intelligence, law enforcement, and criminal justice functions, and to 
add other congressional committee recipients for the report. 
                                                             Page S7272
  Warner Amendment No. 3478, to provide for appropriate coordination in 
the preparation of the report on contractor security in Iraq, and to 
add other congressional committee recipients for the report. 
                                                             Page S7272
  Warner Amendment No. 3479, to provide for the space posture review to 
be a joint undertaking of the Secretary of Defense and the Director of 
Central Intelligence.
Page S7272
  Warner Amendment No. 3480, to add the Select Committee on 
Intelligence and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the 
House of Representatives as recipients of the report of the panel on 
the future of military space launch.
Page S7272
  Warner Amendment No. 3481, to add the Director of Central 
Intelligence as an approving official for Department of Defense 
assistance to Iraq and Afghanistan military and security forces in 
certain cases.
Page S7272
  Levin (for Reid/Lieberman) Modified Amendment No. 3342, to require a 
plan on the implementation and utilization of flexible personnel 
management authorities in Department of Defense laboratories. 
                                                         Pages S7272-73
  Warner/Levin Amendment No. 3482, to express the sense of the Senate 
regarding the return of members of the Armed Forces to active service 
upon rehabilitation from service-related injuries.
Page S7273
  Levin (for Hollings) Amendment No. 3483, to authorize, and authorize 
the appropriation of, $18,140,000 for military construction at Navy 
Weapons Station, Charleston, South Carolina, for the construction of a 
consolidated electronic integration and support facility to house the 
command and control systems engineering and design work of the Space 
and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Charleston, and to provide offsets, 
including the elimination of the authorization of appropriations of 
$10,358,000 for military construction at Charleston, South Carolina, 
for the construction of a readiness center for the Army National Guard.
                                                             Page S7273
  Warner Amendment No. 3484, to add an amount for a bed-down initiative 
to enable the C-130 aircraft of the Idaho Air National Guard to be the 
permanent carrier of the SENIOR SCOUT mission shelters of the 169th 
Intelligence Squadron of the Utah Air National Guard. 
                                                  Pages S7218-21, S7273
  Daschle Amendment No. 3468 (to Amendment No. 3409), to assure that 
funding is provided for veterans health care each fiscal year to cover 
increases in population and inflation.
Pages S7204, S7274
  Reid (for Leahy) Amendment No. 3387, relative to the treatment of 
foreign prisoners. (By 45 yeas to 50 nays (Vote No. 143), Senate 
earlier failed to table the amendment.)
Pages S7204, S7288
Rejected:
  By 48 yeas to 50 nays (Vote No. 138), Levin (for Kennedy) Amendment 
No. 3377, to require reports on the efforts of the President to 
stabilize Iraq and relieve the burden on members of the Armed Forces of 
the United States deployed in Iraq and the Persian Gulf region. 
                                                     Pages S7204, S7225
  By 45 yeas to 53 nays (Vote No. 139), Reed Amendment No. 3353, to 
limit the obligation and expenditure of funds for the Ground-based 
Midcourse Defense program pending the submission of a report on 
operational test and evaluation.
Pages S7204, S7210-13, S7225
  By 40 yeas to 58 nays (Vote No. 140), Levin (for Byrd) Amendment No. 
3423, to modify the number of military personnel and civilians who may 
be assigned or retained in connection with Plan Colombia. 
                                        Pages S7204, S7213-18, S7225-26
  By 46 yeas to 50 nays (Vote No. 144), Leahy/Corzine Amendment No. 
3485 (to Amendment No. 3387), to direct the Attorney General to submit 
to the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate all documents in the 
possession of the Department of Justice relating to the treatment and 
interrogation of individuals held in the custody of the United States. 
                                               Pages S7274-75, S7288-89
Withdrawn:
  Levin (for Feingold) Amendment No. 3400, to enable military family 
members to take leave to attend to deployment-related business and 
tasks.
Pages S7204, S7265-67
  Warner Amendment No. 3460 (to Amendment No. 3459), in the nature of a 
substitute.
Page S7204

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  Warner (for Bennett) Amendment No. 3403, to prohibit a full-scale 
underground nuclear test of the Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator weapon 
without a specific authorization of Congress.
Page S7204
  Warner (for McCain) Amendment No. 3442, to impose requirements for 
the leasing of aerial refueling aircraft for the Air Force. 
                                                             Page S7204
  Warner (for McCain) Amendment No. 3443, to impose requirements for 
the aerial refueling aircraft program of the Air Force.
Page S7204
  Warner (for McCain) Amendment No. 3444, to restrict leasing of aerial 
refueling aircraft by the Air Force.
Page S7204
  Warner (for McCain) Amendment No. 3445, to prohibit the leasing of 
Boeing 767 aircraft by the Air Force.
Page S7204
  Levin (for Biden/Lugar) Amendment No. 3378, to provide certain 
authorities, requirements, and limitations on foreign assistance and 
arms exports.
Page S7204
  Levin (for Byrd) Amendment No. 3286, to restrict acceptance of 
compensation for contractor employment of certain executive branch 
policymakers after termination of service in the positions to which 
appointed.
Page S7204
  Levin (for Daschle) Amendment No. 3328, to require the Secretary of 
the Air Force to maintain 3 additional B-1 bomber aircraft, in addition 
to the current fleet of 67 B-1 bomber aircraft, as an attrition reserve 
for the B-1 bomber aircraft fleet.
Page S7204
  Levin (for Daschle) Amendment No. 3330, to authorize the provision to 
Indian tribes of excess nonlethal supplies of the Department of 
Defense.
Page S7204
  Levin (for Dayton) Amendment No. 3203, to require a periodic detailed 
accounting of costs and expenditures for Operation Iraqi Freedom, 
Operation Enduring Freedom, and all other operations relating to the 
Global War on Terrorism.
Page S7204
  Levin (for Dodd) Amendment No. 3310, to amend the Federal Law 
Enforcement Pay Reform Act of 1990 to adjust the percentage 
differentials payable to the Federal law enforcement officers in 
certain high-cost areas.
Page S7204
  Levin (for Graham) (FL)) Amendment No. 3300, to amend the Haitian 
Refugee Immigration Fairness Act of 1998.
Page S7204
  Levin (for Leahy) Amendment No. 3388, to obtain a full accounting of 
the programs and activities of the Iraqi National Congress. 
                                                             Page S7204
  Levin Amendment No. 3336, to authorize the demolition of facilities 
and improvements on certain military installations approved for closure 
under the defense base closure and realignment process.
Page S7204
  Levin (for Kennedy) Amendment No. 3201, to assist school districts 
serving large numbers or percentages of military dependent children 
affected by the war in Iraq or Afghanistan, or by other Department of 
Defense personnel decisions.
Page S7204
  Ensign Amendment No. 3467 (to Amendment No. 3315), to provide a 
fiscally responsible open enrollment authority. (Senate vitiated 
earlier adoption of the amendment).
Pages S7204, S7269
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took action 
the following action:
  By 49 yeas to 49 nays (Vote No. 136), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive section 302(f) of the Congressional Budget 
Act of 1974 with respect to Levin (for Corzine) Amendment No. 3303, to 
amend title 10, United States Code, to reduce the age for receipt of 
military retired pay for nonregular service from 60 to 55. 
Subsequently, the point of order that the amendment would increase 
mandatory spending, was sustained, and the amendment thus fell. 
                                                         Pages S7223-24
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that Senator 
Smith be authorized to change his vote from nay to yea with respect to 
Vote No. 129 (changing the vote tally to 94 yeas to 3 nays), on 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, agreed 
to on June 17, 2004.
  Warner (for Gregg) Amendment No. 3475 (to Amendment No. 3400), to 
enable military family members to take time off to attend to 
deployment-related business, tasks, and other family issues, fell when 
Levin (for Feingold) Amendment No. 3400 (listed above) was withdrawn. 
                                                         Pages S7265-67
  By 49 yeas to 48 nays (Vote No. 145), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive section 302(f) of the Congressional Budget 
Act of 1974, with respect to Reid (for Daschle) Amendment No. 3409, to 
assure that funding is provided for veterans health care each fiscal 
year to cover increases in population and inflation. Subsequently, the 
point of order that the amendment would increase mandatory spending, 
was sustained, and the amendment thus fell.
Page S7204, S7289-90
  Department of Defense Authorization: Senate passed S. 2401, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2005 for military activities 
of the Department of Defense, and to prescribe personnel strengths for 
such fiscal year for the Armed Forces, after striking all after the 
enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof Division A of S. 2400, 
National Defense Authorization, as amended.
  Page S7300

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  Military Construction Authorization: Senate passed S. 2402, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2005 for military 
construction, after striking all after the enacting clause and 
inserting in lieu thereof Division B of S. 2400, National Defense 
Authorization, as amended.
  Page S7300
  Department of Energy Defense Activities Authorization: Senate passed 
S. 2403, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2005 for defense 
activities of the Department of Energy, after striking all after the 
enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof Division C of S. 2400, 
National Defense Authorization, as amended.
  Pages S7300-01
  National Defense Authorization: Senate passed H.R. 4200 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 Forces, after striking all 
after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the text of S. 
2400, Senate companion measure, as amended and passed by the Senate. 
                                                             Page S7300
  National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day: Senate agreed to S. 
Res. 390, designating September 9, 2004, as ``National Fetal Alcohol 
Spectrum Disorders Day''.
  Pages S7346-47
  Surface Transportation Extension Act: Senate passed H.R. 4635, to 
provide an extension of highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, 
transit, and other programs funded out of the Highway Trust Fund 
pending enactment of a law reauthorizing the Transportation Equity Act 
for the 21st Century, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                             Page S7347
Class Action Fairness Act--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was 
reached providing that the previous order with respect to S. 2062, to 
amend the procedures that apply to consideration of interstate class 
actions to assure fairer outcomes for class members and defendants, be 
vitiated, and the Senate then proceed to its consideration upon the 
disposition of the Defense Appropriations Bill.
Nomination Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached 
providing that at 10 a.m., on Thursday, June 24, Senate begin 
consideration of the nomination of John C. Danforth, of Missouri, to be 
a U.S. Representative to the United Nations, with the rank and status 
of Ambassador, and the 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.
  Page S7275
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  By unanimous vote of 98 yeas (Vote No. Ex. 141), Juan R. Sanchez, of 
Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern 
District of Pennsylvania.
Pages S7226-28, S7276
  By unanimous vote of 94 yeas (Vote No. Ex. 142), Walter D. Kelley, 
Jr., of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern 
District of Virginia.
Pages S7228-29, S7276
Messages From the House:
  Page S7306
Measures Referred:
  Page S7306
Measures Placed on Calendar:
  Page S7306
Enrolled Bills Presented:
  Page S7306
Executive Communications:
  Pages S7306-08
Petitions and Memorials:
  Pages S7308-11
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S7311-12
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S7313-26
Additional Statements:
  Pages S7303-06
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S7326-45
Authority for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S7345-46
Privilege of the Floor:
  Page S7346
Record Votes: Eleven record votes were taken today. (Total--146) 
                                        Pages S4821-24, S7288-90, S7299
Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:31 a.m., and adjourned at 11:45 p.m., 
until 10 a.m., on Thursday, June 24, 2004. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on pages S7275-
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[Pages D679-D681]
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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
PESTICIDE AND PRICE COMPETITIVENESS
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Subcommittee on 
Production and Price Competitiveness concluded a hearing to examine S. 
1406, to amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act 
to permit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to 
register a Canadian pesticide, after receiving testimony from Senator 
Dorgan; Adam Sharp, Associate Assistant Administrator, Office of 
Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances, Environmental Protection 
Agency; Jim Gray, North Dakota Department of Agriculture, Bismarck, on 
behalf of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture; 
Mark Gage, Page, North Dakota, on behalf of the National Association

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of Wheat Growers; and Jay Vroom, CropLife America, Washington, D.C.
PEER-TO-PEER TECHNOLOGY
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on 
Competition, Foreign Commerce, and Infrastructure concluded a hearing 
to examine the potential benefits and detriments to both consumers and 
content providers from the anticipated uses of internet peer-to-peer 
file distribution technology in the future, focusing on ``filesharing'' 
of film and music, after receiving testimony from Howard Beales III, 
Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission; John 
Rose, EMI Group and EMI Music, New York, New York; Michael Weiss, 
StreamCast Networks, Inc., Woodland Hills, California; Les Ottolenghi, 
INTENT MediaWorks, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia; and Curt Pederson, Oregon 
State University Corvallis.
GRAZING REGULATIONS
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Public Lands 
and Forests concluded a hearing to examine the grazing programs of the 
Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service, including permit 
renewals, recent and proposed changes to grazing regulations, and the 
Wild Horse and Burro program, as it relates to grazing, and the 
Administration's proposal for sagegrouse habitat conservation, after 
receiving testimony from Jim Hughes, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land 
Management, Department of the Interior; Tom L. Thompson, Deputy Chief, 
National Forest System, Department of Agriculture; Peter Andrew 
Groseta, Cottonwood, Arizona, on behalf of the Public Lands Council and 
the National Cattlemen's Beef Association; Mike G. Casabonne, New 
Mexico Public Lands Council, Hope; and Bob M. Skinner, Oregon 
Cattlemen's Association, Jordon Valley.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee ordered favorably 
reported the following bills:
  S. 2550, to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and the 
Safe Drinking Water Act to improve water and wastewater infrastructure 
in the United States, with amendments;
  S. 2495, to strike limitations on funding and extend the period of 
authorization for certain coastal wetland conservation projects;
  H.R. 2408, to amend the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 to reauthorize 
volunteer programs and community partnerships for national wildlife 
refuges;
  S. 2547, to amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to exclude non-native 
migratory bird species from the application of that Act;
  S. 2554, to provide for the consideration and development of water 
and related resources, to authorize the Secretary of the Army to 
construct various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors of 
the United States, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 1134, to reauthorize and improve the programs authorized by the 
Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965, with amendments;
  H.R. 1572, to designate the United States courthouse located at 100 
North Palafox Street in Pensacola, Florida, as the ``Winston E. Arnow 
United States Courthouse'';
  S. 2385, to designate the United States courthouse at South Federal 
Place in Santa Fe, New Mexico, as the ``Santiago E. Campos United 
States Courthouse''; and
  S. 2398, to designate the Federal building located at 324 Twenty-
Fifth Street in Ogden, Utah, as the James V. Hansen Federal Building.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine the nominations of June Carter Perry, of the District of 
Columbia, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Lesotho, Joyce A. Barr, of 
Washington, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Namibia, R. Barrie 
Walkley, of California, to be Ambassador to the Gabonese Republic, and 
to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador 
to the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe, James D. McGee, of 
Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Madagascar, Cynthia G. 
Efird, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Angola, Jackson McDonald, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic 
of Guinea, and Christopher William Dell, of New Jersey, to be 
Ambassador to the Republic of Zimbabwe, after the nominees testified 
and answered questions in their own behalf.
NOMINATION
Committee on Governmental Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine the nomination of David M. Stone, of Virginia, to be an 
Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, after the nominee testified 
and answered questions in his own behalf.
WMD SMUGGLING NETWORKS
Committee on Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on Financial 
Management, the Budget, and International Security concluded a hearing 
to examine U.S. efforts to address the threat posed by the 
international smuggling weapons of mass destruction technologies, and 
U.S. programs and initiatives, including the Proliferation Security 
Initiative, to counter these proliferation threats, after receiving

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testimony from Peter Lichtenbaum, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for 
Export Administration; Mark T. Fitzpatrick, Acting Deputy Assistant 
Secretary of State for Nonproliferation Controls; David Albright, 
Institute for Science and International Security, Michael Moodie, 
Chemical and Biological Arms Control Institute, and Baker Spring, 
Heritage Foundation, all of Washington, D.C.; and Leonard S. Spector, 
Monterey Institute of International Studies Center for Nonproliferation 
Studies, Monterey, California.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
following bills:
  S.J. Res. 37, to acknowledge a long history of official depredations 
and ill-conceived policies by the United States Government regarding 
Indian Tribes and offer an apology to all Native Peoples on behalf of 
the United States, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute; and
  S. 1996, to enhance and provide to the Oglada Sioux Tribe and 
Angostura Irrigation Project certain benefits of the Pick-Sloan 
Missouri River basin program, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute
INDIAN TRIBAL DETENTION FACILITIES
Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee concluded an oversight hearing 
to examine issues and problems related to Bureau of Indian Affairs' 
tribal detention facilities, focusing on prison deaths and suicides, 
prisoner escapes, and police officer safety, after receiving testimony 
from Earl E. Devaney, Inspector General, David W. Anderson, Assistant 
Secretary for Indian Affairs, both of the Department of the Interior; 
Tracy Henke, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Department of 
Justice; Howard D. Richards, Sr., Southern Ute Indian Tribe, Ignacio, 
Colorado; Vivian Juan-Saunders, Hope MacDonald-Lonetree, Navajo Nation, 
Window Rock, Arizona; Tohono O'odham Nation, Sells, Arizona; Darrel 
Martin, Fort Belknap Indian Community Council, Harlem, Montana; and 
Fred Guardipee, Blackfeet Tribal Business Council, Browning, Montana.
BIOLOGIC MEDICINE
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
the law of biologic medicine, focusing on scientific and legal 
limitations of the use of biologics which are drugs derived from living 
material, after receiving testimony from Lester M. Crawford, Acting 
Commissioner of Food and Drugs, and Daniel Troy, Associate General 
Counsel, both of the Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health 
and Human Services; David Beier, Amgen Inc., and William B. Schultz, 
Zuckerman Spaeder LLP, on behalf of the Generic Pharmaceutical 
Association, both of Washington, D.C.; Carole Ben-Maimon, Barr 
Research, Inc., Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania; and William Hancock, 
Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts.


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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Measures Introduced: 26 public bills, H.R. 4651-4676; and 6 
resolutions, H. Con. Res. 462-464, and H. Res. 689-691 were introduced.
                                                         Pages H4892-94
Additional Cosponsors:
  Page H4894
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 1156, to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study 
and Facilities Act to increase the ceiling on the Federal share of the 
costs of phase I of the Orange County, California, Regional Water 
Reclamation Project (H. Rept. 108-562);
  H.R. 646, to expand the boundaries of the Fort Donelson National 
Battlefield to authorize the acquisition and interpretation of lands 
associated with the campaign that resulted in the capture of the fort 
in 1862, amended (H. Rept. 108-563);
  H.R. 142, to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study 
and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to 
participate in the Inland Empire regional water recycling project, to 
authorize the Secretary to carry out a program to assist agencies in 
projects to construct regional brine lines in California, and to 
authorize the Secretary to participate in the Lower Chino Dairy Area 
desalination demonstration and reclamation project, amended (H. Rept. 
108-564); and
  H.R. 4056, to encourage the establishment of both long-term and 
short-term programs to address the threat of man-portable air defense 
systems (MANPADS) to commercial aviation, amended (H. Rept. 108-565, 
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  H. Res. 692, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4663) to 
amend part C of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act 
of 1985 to extend the discretionary spending limits and pay-as-you-go 
through fiscal year 2009 (H.Rept. 108-566); and
  H. Res. 693, waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with 
respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the 
Committee on Rules (H.Rept. 108-567).
Pages H4857, H4892
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Shaw to act as Speaker Pro Tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H4767
Chaplain: The Prayer was offered today by Rev. Jack Davidson, Pastor, 
Redeemer Lutheran Church in Lancaster, Ohio.
  Page H4767
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2004, Part III: H.R. 4635, to 
provide an extension of highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, 
transit, and other programs funded out of the Highway Trust Fund 
pending enactment of a law reauthorizing the Transportation Equity Act 
for the 21st Century, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 418 yeas with none 
voting ``nay'', Roll No. 288;
  Pages H4778-85, H4822-23
  United States International Leadership Act of 2004: H.R. 4053, to 
improve the workings of international organizations and multilateral 
institutions, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 365 yeas to 56 nays, Roll 
No. 289;
  Pages H4785-89, H4823-24
  Regarding the Security of Israel and the Principles of the Middle 
East Peace: H. Con. Res. 460, regarding the security of Israel and the 
principles of peace in the Middle East, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 
407 yeas to 9 nays, and 3 voting ``present'', Roll No. 290; 
                                            Pages H4789-H4802, H4823-24
  Identity Theft Penalty Enhancement Act: H.R. 1731, amended, to amend 
title 18, United States Code, to establish penalties for aggravated 
identity theft;
  Pages H4808-12
  Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2003: H.R. 218, amended, to 
amend title 18, United States Code, to exempt qualified current and 
former law enforcement officers from State laws prohibiting the 
carrying of concealed handguns;
  Pages H4811-18
  Amending United States Code regarding the Department of Veteran's 
Affairs home loan guaranty program: H.R. 4345, to amend title 38, 
United States Code, to increase the maximum amount of home loan 
guaranty available under the home loan guaranty program of the 
Department of Veterans Affairs.
  Pages H4818-21
  Suspension--Proceedings Postponed: The House completed debate on the 
following measure. Further proceedings were postponed.
  Recognizing the 40th Anniversary of Congressional passage of the 
Civil Rights Act of 1964: H. Res. 676, recognizing and honoring the 
40th anniversary of congressional passage of the Civil Rights Act of 
1964.
  Pages H4802-08
Intelligence Authorization Act for FY 2005: The House passed H.R. 4548, 
to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2005 for intelligence and 
intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the 
Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency 
Retirement and Disability System, by a recorded vote of 360 ayes to 61 
nays, Roll No. 300.
  Page H4770-78, H4859-80
  Agreed that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended 
by the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence now printed in the 
bill be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment. 
                                                             Page H4876
  Rejected the Dicks motion to strike the enacting clause by voice 
vote.
  On the demand for a separate vote on the Sam Johnson of Texas 
amendment agreed to in the Committee on the Whole, the House agreed to 
the amendment by a recorded vote of 304 ayes to 116 noes, Roll No. 298.
                                               Pages H4870-71, H4876-77
  Rejected the Peterson of Minnesota motion to recommit the bill to the 
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence with instructions to report 
the bill back to the House forthwith with an amendment by a yea-and-nay 
vote of 197 yeas to 224 nays, Roll No. 299.
Pages H4877-79
Agreed to:
  Goss amendment (No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 108-561) that restores the 
authorization for funds for the National Drug Intelligence Center to 
the level requested by the President in the fiscal year 2005 budget 
request;
Pages H4839-40
  Gallegly amendment (No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 108-561) that amends 
current law regarding designations of Foreign Terrorist Organizations; 
                                                         Pages H4840-42
  Ackerman amendment (No. 6 printed in H. Rept. 108-561) that requires 
the Director of Central Intelligence to report to the appropriate 
committees of Congress on weapons of mass destruction in Pakistan and 
Pakistani efforts to fight terrorism and strengthen democratic 
institutions;
Pages H4852-53
  Boehlert amendment (No. 3 printed in H. Rept. 108-561), as modified, 
that expresses the sense of Congress regarding the dismantling and 
removal of

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weapons of mass destruction in Libya and other countries (by a recorded 
vote of 335 ayes to 83 noes, Roll No. 291);
Pages H4842-46, H4871-72
  Sam Johnson of Texas amendment (No. 4 printed in H. Rept. 108-561) 
that expresses the sense of Congress that the apprehension, detention, 
and interrogation of terrorists are fundamental to the successful 
prosecution of the Global War on Terror (by a recorded vote of 366 ayes 
to 51 noes, Roll No. 292);
Pages H4846-48, H4872
  Rogers of Michigan amendment (No. 5 printed in H. Rept. 108-561) that 
expresses the sense of Congress in support of the efforts of the 
Intelligence Community (by a recorded vote of 222 ayes to 195 noes, 
Roll No. 293);
Pages H4848-52, H4872-73
  Shays amendment (No. 7 printed in H. Rept. 108-561) that expresses 
the sense of Congress that the head of each element of the Intelligence 
Community should make available to committees of Congress with 
jurisdiction, information relating to the Office of Iraq Oil-for-Food 
Program of the United Nations (by a recorded vote of 419 ayes with none 
voting ``no,'' Roll No. 294);
Pages H4853-55, H4873-74
  Kucinich amendment (No. 8 printed in H. Rept. 108-561) that directs 
the Inspector General of the CIA to audit the evidence of relationship, 
existing prior to 9/11/2001, between the regime of Saddam Hussein and 
al-Qaeda (by a recorded vote of 343 ayes to 76 noes, Roll No. 295); and
                                                     Pages H4855, H4874
  Simmons amendment (No. 9 printed in H. Rept. 108-561) that directs 
the Director of Central Intelligence to report to Congress on the 
progress the Intelligence Community is making in utilizing Open Source 
Intelligence (by a recorded vote of 417 ayes to 1 no, Roll No. 296). 
                                               Pages H4866-67, H4874-75
Rejected:
  Reyes amendment (No. 10 printed in H. Rept. 108-561) that sought to 
withhold funding for certain intelligence programs until the 
appropriate congressional committees receive all documents related to 
the handling and treatment of detainees in Iraq, Afghanistan, 
Guantanamo Bay and elsewhere (by a recorded vote of 149 ayes to 270 
noes, Roll No. 297).
Pages H4867-70, H4875-76
  Agreed that the Clerk be authorized to make technical and conforming 
changes to the bill as necessary to reflect the actions of the House. 
                                                             Page H4880
  H. Res. 686, the rule providing for consideration of the bill was 
agreed to by a recorded vote of 220 ayes to 200 noes, Roll No. 287, 
after agreeing to order the previous question by a yea-and-nay vote of 
222 yeas to 200 nays, Roll No. 286.
Pages H4821-22
Resolution Congratulating the Interim Government of Iraq--Order of 
Business: Agreed that it be in order at any time to consider H. Res. 
691, congratulating the interim government of Iraq on its assumption of 
full responsibility and authority as a sovereign government; that the 
resolution shall be considered as read for amendment; that the 
resolution be debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by 
the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader or their designees; and 
that the previous question be considered as ordered on the resolution 
to final adoption without intervening motion or demand for division of 
the question.
  Page H4880
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on pages 
H4767, H4880.
Senate Referral: S.J. Res. 33 and S. 2507 were ordered held at the 
desk.
Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on 
page H4894.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Five yea-and-nay votes and ten recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H4821-22, 
H4822, H4822-23, H4823, H4823-24, H4871-72, H4872, H4872-73, H4873-74, 
H4874, H4874-75, H4875-76, H4876-77, H4878-79 and H4879-80. There were 
no quorum calls.
Recess: The House recessed at 11:59 p.m. and reconvened at 8 a.m. on 
Thursday, June 24.
  Page H4890
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 8:02 a.m. on 
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Committee Meetings
AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Committee on Agriculture: Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Rural 
Development, and Research held a hearing to review Agricultural 
Biotechnology. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
COMMERCE, JUSTICE, STATE, JUDICIARY AND RELATED AGENCIES; AGRICULTURE 
RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FDA AND RELATED AGENCIES; AND LEGISLATIVE 
APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Ordered reported the following 
appropriations for fiscal year 2005: Commerce, Justice, State, 
Judiciary and Related Agencies; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food 
and Drug Administration and Related Agencies; and Legislative.
FOREIGN OPERATIONS, EXPORT FINANCING, AND RELATED PROGRAMS 
APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export 
Financing, and Related Programs

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approved for full Committee action the Foreign Operations, Export 
Financing and Related Programs appropriations for fiscal year 2005.
U.S. GLOBAL DEFENSE FOOTPRINT
Committee on Armed Services: Held a hearing on the U.S. global defense 
footprint. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the 
Department of Defense: Douglas J. Feith, Under Secretary, Policy; and 
LTG James E. Cartwright, USMC, Director, Force Structure, Resources and 
Assessment (J8), Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Ray DuBois, Deputy Under 
Secretary, Installations and Environment; and Lincoln P. Bloomfield, 
Jr., Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, 
Department of State.
NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Held a hearing entitled ``No 
Child Left Behind: Raising Student Achievement in America's Big City 
Schools.'' Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
TRAVEL, TOURISM, AND HOMELAND SECURITY
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and 
Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled ``Travel, Tourism, and 
Homeland Security: Improving Both without Sacrificing Either.'' 
Testimony was heard from C. Stewart Verdery, Jr., Assistant Secretary, 
Border and Transportation Security Directorate, Department of Homeland 
Security; and public witnesses.
PROTECTING HOMELAND SECURITY
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Telecommunications 
and the Internet held a hearing entitled ``Protecting Homeland 
Security: A Status Report on Interoperability Between Public Safety 
Communications Systems.'' Testimony was heard from David Boyd, Deputy 
Director, Office of Systems Engineering and Development, Department of 
Homeland Security; John B. Muleta, Bureau Chief, Wireless 
Telecommunications, FCC; Robert Legrande, Deputy Chief Technology 
Officer, District of Columbia; and a public witness.
PROMOTING HOMEOWNERSHIP
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Financial Institutions 
and Consumer Credit and the Subcommittee on Housing and Community 
Opportunity held a joint hearing entitled ``Promoting Homeownership by 
Ensuring Liquidity in the Subprime Mortgage Market.'' Testimony was 
heard from Pamela Kogut, Assistant Attorney General, State of 
Massachusetts; and public witnesses.
CONSULTING CONTRACT; D.C. DIRECT REPRESENTATION PROPOSALS
Committee on Government Reform: Approved a Consulting Contract.
  The Committee also held a hearing entitled ``Common Sense Justice for 
the Nation's Capital: An Examination of Proposals to Give D.C. 
Residents Direct Representation.'' Testimony was heard from 
Representatives Regula and Rohrabacher; the following officials of the 
District of Columbia: Anthony A. Williams, Mayor; and Linda W. Cropp, 
Chairman, Council; and public witnesses.
GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Technology, Information 
Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and the Census held a hearing 
entitled ``Geospatial Information: Are we Headed in the Right Direction 
or Are We Lost?'' Testimony was heard from Karen S. Evans, 
Administrator, E-Government and Information Technology, OMB; Linda D. 
Koontz, Director, Information Management, GAO; Scott J. Cameron, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary, Performance and Management, Department of the 
Interior; William Allder, Jr., Director, Office of Strategic 
Transformation, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Department of 
Defense; and public witnesses.
STOLEN PASSPORTS
Committee on International Relations: Held a hearing on Stolen 
Passports: A Terrorist's First Class Ticket. Testimony was heard from 
Clark Kent Ervin, Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security; 
Frank Moss, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Passport Services, Bureau of 
Consular Affairs, Department of State; and James M. Sullivan, Director, 
U.S. National Central Bureau Interpol Criminal Police Organization, 
Department of Justice.
HONG KONG--RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
Committee on International Relations: Subcommittee on Asia and the 
Pacific held a hearing on Recent Developments in Hong Kong. Testimony 
was heard from public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on the Judiciary: Ordered reported, as amended, the following 
bills: H.R. 3247, Trail Responsibility and Accountability for the 
Improvement of Lands Act of 2003; H.R. 338, Defense of Privacy Act; 
H.R. 3632, Anti-Counterfeiting Amendments of 2003, and H.R. 2934, 
Terrorist Penalties Enhancement Act of 2003.

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OVERSIGHT--DETRIMENTAL IMPACT OF IMMIGRATION BACKLOG
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Immigration, Border 
Security, and Claims continued hearings on ``Families and Business 
Limbo: The Detrimental Impact of the Immigration Backlog.'' Testimony 
was heard from Prakash Khatri, Citizenship and Immigration Services 
Ombudsman, Department of Homeland Security; and public witnesses.
AMERICAN INDIAN REFORM ACT
Committee on Resources: Held a hearing on S. 1721, American Indian 
Probate Reform Act of 2003. Testimony was heard from Ross Swimmer, 
Special Trustee for American Indians, Department of the Interior; and 
public witnesses.
OVERSIGHT--DEVELOPING BIOMASS POTENTIAL
Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health held 
an oversight hearing on Developing Biomass Potential: Turning Hazardous 
Fuels into Valuable Products. Testimony was heard from Chris Risbrudt, 
Director, Forests Products Laboratory, Forest Service, USDA; and public 
witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on Water and Power held a hearing 
on the following: H.R. 4300, Eastern Municipal Water District Recycled 
Water System Pressurization and Expansion Project; H.R. 4389, To 
authorize the Secretary of the Interior to construct facilities to 
provide water for irrigation, municipal, domestic, military, and other 
uses from the Santa Margarita River, California; H.R. 4459, Llagas 
Reclamation Groundwater Remediation Initiative; and H.R. 4606, Southern 
California Groundwater Remediation Act. Testimony was heard from 
William Rinne, Deputy Commissioner, Director of Operations, Department 
of the Interior; and public witnesses.
SPENDING CONTROL ACT
Committee on Rules: Granted, by a vote of 9 to 2, a structured rule 
providing 1 hour of general debate on H.R. 4663, Spending Control Act 
of 2004, equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking 
minority member of the Committee on the Budget. The rule waives all 
points of order against the bill and against its consideration. The 
rule makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules 
Committee report accompanying the resolution. The rule provides that 
the amendments printed in the report shall be considered only in the 
order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated 
in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the 
time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the 
proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall 
not be subject to a demand for a division of the question in the House 
or in the Committee of the Whole. The rule waives all points of order 
against the amendments printed in the report, except that upon adoption 
of an amendment in the nature of a substitute, only the last amendment 
printed in the report shall be in order. Finally, the rule provides one 
motion to recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was heard 
from Chairman Nussle and Representatives Gutknecht, Hastings of 
Washington, Hensarling, Brady of Texas, Kirk, Chocola, Ryan of 
Wisconsin, Neugebauer, Spratt, Thompson of California, Stenholm, Turner 
of Texas and Matheson.
SAME DAY CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION REPORTED BY THE RULES COMMITTEE 
RELATING TO THE ENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT APPROPRIATIONS FOR 2005
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a rule waiving clause 6(a) 
of rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a rule on the 
same day it is reported from the Rules Committee) against certain 
resolutions reported from the Rules Committee. The rule applies the 
waiver to any special rule reported on the legislative day of Thursday, 
June 24, 2004, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4614) 
making appropriations for energy and water development for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2005, and for other purposes.
VETERANS' MATTERS
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Held a hearing entitled: ``Protecting 
the Rights of Those Who Protect Us: Public Sector Compliance with the 
Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act and 
Improvement of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act,'' including 
discussion of the following: H.R. 3779, Safeguarding Schoolchildren of 
Deployed Soldiers Act of 2004; H.R. 4477, Patriotic Employer Act of 
2004; the USERRA Health Care Coverage Extension Act of 2004; and the 
Servicemembers Legal Protection Act of 2004. Testimony was heard from 
Representatives McGovern, Bradley of New Hampshire, Slaughter and Ginny 
Brown-Waite of Florida; Dan G. Blair, Deputy Director, OPM; Scott J. 
Bloch, Special Counsel, Office of Special Counsel; Craig W. Duehring, 
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Reserve Affairs, Department of 
Defense; David C. Iglesias, U.S. Attorney, District of Mexico, 
Department of Justice; Charles S. Ciccolella, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary, Veterans' Employment and Training Service, Department of 
Labor; and public witnesses.

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COIN MEASURES; U.S.-AUSTRALIA FREE TRADE IMPLEMENTATION ACT
Committee on Ways and Means: Ordered reported, as amended, the 
following bills: H.R. 1914, Jamestown 400th Anniversary Commemorative 
Coin Act of 2003; H.R. 2768, John Marshall Commemorative Coin Act; and 
H.R. 3277, Marine Corps 230th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act.
  The Committee also approved the draft implementing proposal on the 
United States-Australia Free Trade Implementation Act.

Joint Meetings
HIGHWAY TRUST FUND ACT
Conferees met to resolve the differences between the Senate and House 
passed versions of H.R. 3550, to authorize funds for Federal-aid 
highways, highway safety programs, but did not complete action thereon, 
and will meet again on Wednesday, July 7, 2004.


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                            NEW PUBLIC LAWS

      (For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D632)
  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. Signed on 
June 22, 2004. (Public Law 108-237)
  S. 1233, to authorize assistance for the National Great Blacks in Wax 
Museum and Justice Learning Center. Signed on June 22, 2004. (Public 
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                    COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

                             JUNE 24, 2004

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Subcommittee on 
Forestry, Conservation, and Rural Revitalization, to hold hearings 
to examine the implementation of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act 
(P.L. 108-148), 9:30 a.m., SD-562.
  Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Transportation, 
Treasury and General Government, to hold an oversight hearing to 
examine passenger screening and airline authority to deny plane 
boarding, 2 p.m., SD-138.
  Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine the 
nomination of General George W. Casey, Jr., USA, for reappointment 
to the grade of general and to be Commander, Multi-National Force-
Iraq, 10 a.m., SD-106.
  Full Committee, to receive a closed briefing from the Department 
of Defense regarding ICRC Reports on U.S. military detainee 
operations, 3 p.m., S-407, Capitol.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee 
on Aviation, to hold hearings to examine security screening options 
for airports, 9:30 a.m., SR-253.
  Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space, to hold hearings 
to examine H.R. 2608, to reauthorize the National Earthquake Hazards 
Reduction Program, 2:30 p.m., SR-253.
  Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on 
National Parks, to hold hearings to examine S. 2543, to establish a 
program and criteria for National Heritage Areas in the United 
States, 2:30 p.m., SD-366.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on Western 
Hemisphere, Peace Corps and Narcotics Affairs, to hold hearings to 
examine the state of democracy in Venezuela, 2 p.m., SD-419.
  Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: to hold 
hearings to examine the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins 
Vocational and Technical Education Act, 10 a.m., SD-430.
  Committee on the Judiciary: business meeting to consider pending 
calendar business, 9:30 a.m., SD-226.


                                 House

  Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Readiness, hearing on 
contractor support in the Department of Defense, 10 a.m., 2118 
Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, hearing on 
Department of Defense small caliber ammunition programs, 2 p.m., 
2118 Rayburn.
  Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on 
Employer-Employee Relations, hearing entitled ``Examining Innovative 
Health Insurance Options for Workers and Employers,'' 10 a.m., 2175 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce, to mark up the following bills: 
H.R. 2929, Safeguard Against Privacy Invasions Act; H.R. 2023, 
Asthmatic Schoolchildren's Treatment and Health Management Act of 
2003; S. 741, Minor Use and Minor Species Animal Health Act of 2004; 
H.R. 4555, Mammography Quality Standards Reauthorization Act of 
2004; and H.R. 3981, To reclassify fees paid into the Nuclear Waste 
Fund as offsetting collections, 9:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``A 
Review of Hospital Billing and Collection Practices,'' 1:30 p.m., 
2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Capital Markets, 
Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises, oversight hearing 
on the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, 10 a.m., 2128 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Government Reform, to consider the following bills: 
S. 129, Federal Workforce Flexibility Act of 2003; H.R. 3340, To 
redesignate the facilities of the United States Postal Service 
located at 7715 and 7748 S. Cottage Grove Avenue in Chicago, 
Illinois, as the ``James E. Worsham Post Office'' and the ``James E. 
Worsham Carrier Annex Building,'' respectively; H.R. 4327, To 
designate the facility of the United States Postal Service

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located at 7450 Natural Bridge Road in St. Louis, Missouri, as the 
``Vitilas `Veto' Reid Post Office Building''; and H.R. 4427, To 
designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located 
at 73 South Eucllid Avenue in Montauk, New York, as the ``Perry B. 
Duryea, Jr., Post Office''; followed by a hearing entitled ``Target 
Washington: Coordinating Federal Homeland Security Efforts with 
Local Jurisdictions in the National Capital Region,'' 10 a.m., 2154 
Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Human Rights and Wellness, hearing entitled 
``Living with Disabilities in the United States: A Snapshot,'' 2:30 
p.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on International Relations, to mark up the following: 
H.R. 1587, Viet Nam Human Rights Act of 2003; H.R. 4303, American 
Schools Abroad Support Act; a measure to amend the Millennium 
Challenge Act of 2003 to extend the authority to provide assistance 
to countries seeking to become eligible countries for purposes of 
that Act; a measure to reauthorize the Tropical Forest Conservation 
Act of 1998 through Fiscal Year 2007; H. Res. 615, Expressing the 
sense of the House of Representatives in support of full membership 
of Israel in the Western European and Others Group (WEOG) at the 
United Nations; H. Res. 617, Expressing support for the accession of 
Israel to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development 
(OCED); 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; H. Res. 
667, Expressing support for freedom in Hong Kong; a resolution 
reaffirming unwaivering commitment to the Taiwan Relations Act; H. 
Con. Res. 304, expressing the sense of Congress regarding oppression 
by the Government of the People's Republic of China of Falun Gong in 
the United States and in China; H. Con. Res. 319, Expressing the 
grave concern of Congress regarding the continuing repression of the 
religious freedom and human rights of the Iranian Baha'i community 
by the Government of Iran; H. Con. Res. 363, Expressing the grave 
concern of Congress regarding the continuing gross violations of 
human rights and civil liberties of the Syrian people by the 
Government of the Syrian Arab Republic; H. Con. Res. 436, 
Celebrating 10 years of majority rule in the Republic of South 
Africa and recognizing the momentous social and economic 
achievements of South Africa since the institution of democracy in 
that country; 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; H. Con. Res. 418, 
Recognizing the importance in history of the 150th anniversary of 
the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States 
and Japan; H. Con. Res. 422, Concerning the importance of the 
distribution of food in schools to hungry or malnourished children 
around the world; and S. 2264, Northern Uganda Crisis Response Act, 
10:45 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Africa, hearing on Confronting War Crimes in 
Africa, 1 p.m., 2200 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia, hearing on 
Iranian Proliferation: Implications for Terrorists, their State-
Sponsors, and U.S. Counter-proliferation Policy, 3 p.m., 2172 
Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on International Terrorism, Nonproliferation and 
Human Rights, hearing on Trafficking in Persons: A Global Review, 9 
a.m., 2200 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Commercial and 
Administrative Law, to continue oversight hearings on the 
Administrative Conference of the United States, II: Why is There a 
Need to Reauthorize the Conference? 2:30 p.m., 2237 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on the Constitution, oversight hearing entitled 
``Limiting Federal Court Jurisdiction to Protect Marriage for the 
States,'' 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, 
to mark up H.R. 112, To amend title 28, United States Code, to 
provide for an additional place of holding court in the District of 
Columbia; followed by an oversight hearing entitled ``Patent Quality 
Improvement: Post-Grant Opposition,'' 4 p.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Committee on Resources, hearing on the following bills: H.R. 831, 
To provide for and approve the settlement of certain land claims of 
the Bay Mills Indian Community; and H.R. 2793, To provide for and 
approve the settlement of certain land claims of the Sault Ste. 
Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, 2 p.m., 1324 Longworth.
  Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, hearing on the 
following: H.R. 4010, National Geologic Mapping Reauthorization Act 
of 2004; and H.R. 4625, To reduce temporarily the royalty required 
to be paid for sodium produced on Federal lands, 10 a.m., 1334 
Longworth.
  Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans, 
hearing on H.R. 3320, American Aquaculture and Fisheries Resources 
Protection Act, 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.
  Committee on Science, Subcommittee on Energy, hearing on Nuclear 
R and the Idaho National Laboratory, 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Environment, Technology and Standards, hearing on 
Testing and Certification for Voting Equipment: How Can the Process 
Be Improved? 2 p.m., 2318 Rayburn.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on 
Water Resources and Environment, oversight hearing on Upper 
Mississippi and Illinois Rivers--Recommendations for Navigation 
Improvements and Ecosystem Restoration, 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Health, hearing on 
the Department of Veterans Affairs Real Property and Facilities 
Management Improvement Act of 2004, 9:30 a.m., 334 Cannon.
  Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Trade, to mark up 
H.R. 4418, Customs and Border Security Act of 2004, 1:30 p.m., 1100 
Longworth.
  Select Committee on Homeland Security, hearing entitled 
``Information Sharing After September 11: Perspectives on the 
Future,'' 10:30 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                       10 a.m., Thursday, June 24

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Thursday: Senate will begin consideration of the 
nominations of John C. Danforth, of Missouri, to be a U.S. 
Representative to the United Nations, with the rank and status of 
Ambassador, and the 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. Also, Senate expected to 
begin consideration of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                       10 a.m., Thursday, June 24

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Thursday: Consideration of H. Con. Res. 691--congratulating 
the interim government of Iraq on its assumption of full responsibility 
and authority as a sovereign government (Unanimous Consent Agreement).
  Consideration of H. Res. 685--revising the concurrent resolution on 
the budget for fiscal year 2005, as it applies to the House of 
Representatives (Unanimous Consent Agreement).
  Consideration of H.R. 3973--Spending Control Act of 2004 (Subject to 
a Rule). 


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