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                                            Thursday, June 24, 2004

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS:

      Senate passed H.R. 4613, Department of Defense Appropriations 
      Act.
      House Committees ordered reported 13 sundry measures.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S7403-S7505
Measures Introduced: Thirty-four bills and eight resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 2572-2605, S. Res. 391-397, and S. Con. Res. 
120.
  Pages S7434-35
Measures Reported:
  Report to accompany S. 2559, making appropriations for the Department 
of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005. (S. Rept. No. 
108-284)
  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''.
  S. 2398, to designate the Federal building located at 324 Twenty-
Fifth Street in Ogden, Utah, as the James V. Hansen Federal Building. 
                                                             Page S7432
Measures Passed:
  Department of Defense Appropriations Act: By a unanimous vote of 98 
yeas (Vote No. 149), Senate passed H.R. 4613, making appropriations for 
the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 
2005, striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu 
thereof the text of S. 2559, Senate companion measure, and the bill as 
amended be considered as original text for the purpose of further 
amendment, after taking action on the following amendments proposed 
thereto:
  Pages S7357-59, S7366-92
Adopted:
  Stevens (for Baucus) Amendment No. 3490, to set aside an amount for a 
grant to Rocky Mountain College, Montana, for the purchase of aircraft 
for support of aviation training.
Pages S7366-67
  Stevens (for Corzine) Amendment No. 3491, to make available, from 
amounts appropriated for ``Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, 
Navy'', $4,000,000 for Aviation Data Management and Control System, 
Block II.
Page S7367
  Stevens (for Kennedy) Amendment No. 3492, to make $50,000,000 
available under the Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law 
Enforcement Assistance Programs.
Page S7367
  Stevens (for Leahy) Amendment No. 3497, to set aside an amount for 
procurement of aircrew bladder relief (ABRD) kits.
Page S7370
  DeWine Amendment No. 3493, to appropriate funds for the crisis in 
Darfur and Chad.
Pages S7367, S7370-72
  Stevens (for Warner/Allen) Amendment No. 3498, to increase amounts 
for certain Navy shipbuilding and conversion programs, projects, and 
activities; and to provide an offset.
Page S7372
  Stevens (for Roberts) Amendment No. 3499, to make available, from 
amounts appropriated for ``Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, 
Air Force'', $10,000,000 for the Science, Mathematics, and Research for 
Transformation (SMART) Pilot Scholarship Program.
Pages S7372-73
  Stevens (for Santorum) Amendment No. 3500, to make available, from 
amounts appropriated for ``Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide'', 
$5,000,000 for Department of Defense Education Activity for the 
upgrading of security at Department of Defense dependents schools. 
                                                             Page S7373
  Stevens (for Santorum) Amendment No. 3501, to make available from 
amounts appropriated for ``Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, 
Army'', $3,000,000 for Medical Advanced Technology for the Intravenous 
Membrane Oxygenator.
Page S7373
  Stevens (for Lott/Cochran) Amendment No. 3503, to express the sense 
of Congress on the expansion of the Global Hawk Maritime Demonstration 
Program to include forward deployed forces of the Navy and

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the Marine Corps in the United States Central Command area of 
operations.
Pages S7374-75
  Stevens (for Reed) Amendment No. 3504, to make available, from 
amounts appropriated for Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, 
Navy, $3,000,000 to establish the Consortium of Visualization 
Excellence for Underseas Warfare Modeling and Simulation (COVE). 
                                                             Page S7375
  Stevens (for Bayh/Lugar) Amendment No. 3505, to make $21,900,000 
available for M1A1 Tank transmission maintenance.
Page S7375
  Stevens (for Reed) Amendment No. 3506, to make available, from 
amounts appropriated for Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, 
Navy, $2,000,000 to conduct a demonstration of a prototype of the 
Improved Shipboard Combat Information Center.
Page S7375
  Stevens (for Biden) Amendment No. 3507, to provide certain 
authorities related to the transfer of defense articles. 
                                                         Pages S7375-76
  Stevens (for Mikulski/Sarbanes) Amendment No. 3516, to make 
available, from amounts appropriated for ``Research, Development, Test, 
and Evaluation, Air Force'', $7,000,000 for AN/APG-68(V)10 radar 
development for F-16 aircraft.
Page S7376
  Stevens (for Nelson (FL)) Amendment No. 3517, to make available up to 
$5,000,000 for the Joint Test and Training Rapid Advanced Capabilities 
(JTTRAC) Program.
Pages S7376-77
  Stevens (for Shelby) Amendment No. 3518, clarifying the availability 
of highway trust funds.
Page S7377
  By 89 yeas to 9 nays (Vote No. 147), Byrd Amendment No. 3502, to 
express the sense of the Senate on budgeting and funding of ongoing 
military operations overseas.
Pages S7373-74, S7377
  Stevens (for Dodd/Lieberman) Amendment No. 3522, to make available, 
from amounts appropriated for Research, Development, Test, and 
Evaluation, Army, $10,000,000 for the Broad Area Unmanned Responsive 
Resupply Operations aircraft program.
Page S7379
  Stevens (for Nickles) Amendment No. 3523, to make available from 
amounts appropriated for ``Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, 
Navy'', $2,000,000 for Handheld Breath Diagnostics.
Page S7379
  Stevens (for Landrieu) Amendment No. 3524, to set aside an amount for 
the Joint Logistics Information System program for the automated 
scheduling tool.
Page S7379
  Stevens (for Bunning) Amendment No. 3525, to set aside an amount for 
the Anti-Sniper Infrared Targeting System.
Page S7379
  Stevens (for Voinovich/DeWine) Amendment No. 3526, to make available, 
from amounts appropriated for Research, Development, Test, and 
Evaluation, Army, $3,500,000 for Laser Peening for Army helicopters. 
                                                             Page S7379
  Stevens (for Voinovich/DeWine) Amendment No. 3527, to make available, 
from amounts appropriated for Research, Development, Test, and 
Evaluation, Air Force, $2,000,000 for All Composite Military Vehicles. 
                                                             Page S7379
  Stevens (for Boxer) Amendment No. 3528, to make available, from 
amounts appropriated for Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, 
Defense-wide, $4,500,000 for development of the Suicide Bomber 
Detection System Using a Portable Electronic Scanning Millimeter-Wave 
Imaging RADAR.
Pages S7379-80
  Stevens (for Burns) Amendment No. 3529, to make available, from 
amounts appropriated for Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, 
Navy, up to $3,000,000 for the Mobile On-Scene Sensor Aircraft 
Intelligence Command, Control, and Computer Centers.
Page S7380
  Stevens (for Burns) Amendment No. 3530, to make available, from 
amounts appropriated for Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, 
Army, up to $2,000,000 for the ``Care of Battlefield Wounds'. 
                                                             Page S7380
  Stevens (for Roberts) Amendment No. 3531, to make available, from 
amounts appropriated for Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, 
Army, $8,000,000 for the United States Army Intelligence and Security 
Command's Information Dominance Center.
Page S7380
  Stevens (for Kyl) Amendment No. 3532, to specify the availability of 
amounts for the Subterranean Target Identification Program. 
                                                             Page S7380
  Stevens (for Kyl) Amendment No. 3533, to specify the availability of 
amounts for the Program for Intelligence Validation.
Page S7380
  Stevens (for Kyl) Amendment No. 3534, to express the sense of 
Congress on the continued development of an end-to-end point of care 
clinical diagnostic network to combat terrorism.
Pages S7380-81
  Stevens (for Kyl) Amendment No. 3535, to specify the availability of 
amounts for the Versatile, Advanced Affordable Turbine Engine. 
                                                             Page S7381
  Stevens (for Talent) Amendment No. 3536, to make available, from 
amounts appropriated for Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, 
Air Force, $5,000,000 for X-43C development.
Page S7381
  Stevens (for Pryor) Amendment No. 3537, to make available, from 
amounts appropriated for Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, 
Defense-Wide, $5,000,000 for medical equipment and combat casualty care 
technologies.
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  Stevens (for Sununu) Amendment No. 3538, to make available up to 
$2,000,000 for the Advanced Composite Radome Project.
Page S7381
  Stevens (for Levin) Amendment No. 3539, to authorize the demolition 
of facilities and improvements on certain military installations 
approved for closure under the defense base closure and realignment 
process.
Page S7381
  Stevens (for Conrad) Amendment No. 3540, to set aside an amount for 
F-16 Theater Airborne Reconnaissance System upgrades.
Pages S7381-82
  Stevens (for Kohl/Reed) Amendment No. 3541, to ensure the 
availability of sufficient fiscal year 2004 funding for the 
Manufacturing Extension Partnership program of the National Institute 
of Standards and Technology.
Page S7382
  Stevens (for DeWine) Amendment No. 3542, to require reports on mental 
health services available to members of the Armed Forces of the United 
States and their dependents.
Pages S7382-83
  Stevens (for Feinstein) Amendment No. 3543, to make available, from 
amounts appropriated for Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, 
Navy, $5,000,000 for support of the TIGER pathogen detection system. 
                                                             Page S7383
  Inouye (for Dorgan) Amendment No. 3544, to provide funds for the 
North Dakota State School of Science, Bismarck State College, and Minot 
State University.
Page S7383
  Inouye Amendment No. 3545, to set aside an amount for small business 
development and transition.
Pages S7383-84
Rejected:
  Biden Modified Amendment No. 3520, to appropriate funds for bilateral 
economic assistance. (By 53 yeas to 45 nays (Vote No. 148), Senate 
tabled the amendment.)
Pages S7377-79, S7382, S7384
  Senate insisted on its amendment, requested a conference with the 
House thereon, and the Chair was authorized to appoint the following 
conferees on the part of the Senate: Senators Stevens, Cochran, 
Specter, Domenici, Bond, McConnell, Shelby, Gregg, Hutchison, Burns, 
Inouye, Hollings, Byrd, Leahy, Harkin, Dorgan, Durbin, Reid, and 
Feinstein.
Page S7392
  Burma Sanctions: By 96 yeas to 1 nay (Vote No. 150), Senate passed H. 
J. Res. 97, approving the renewal of import restrictions contained in 
the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003, clearing the measure for 
the President.
  Pages S7392-95
  Middle East Peace Process: By 95 yeas to 3 nays (Vote No. 151), 
Senate agreed to S. Res. 393, expressing the sense of the Senate in 
support of United States policy for a Middle East peace process. 
                                                         Pages S7395-97
  United Nations Democracy Caucus: Committee on Foreign Relations was 
discharged from further consideration of S. Con. Res. 83, promoting the 
establishment of a democracy caucus within the United Nations, and the 
resolution was then agreed to.
  Pages S7494-95
  Western Shoshone Claims Distribution Act: Senate passed H.R. 884, to 
provide for the use and distribution of the funds awarded to the 
Western Shoshone identifiable group under Indian Claims Commission 
Docket Numbers 326-A-1, 326-A-3, and 326-K, clearing the measure for 
the President.
  Pages S7495-96
  AGOA Acceleration Act: Senate passed H.R. 4103, to extend and modify 
the trade benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, 
clearing the measure for the President.
  Page S7496
  Recognizing J. Robert Oppenheimer: Senate agreed to S. Res. 321, 
recognizing the loyal service and outstanding contributions of J. 
Robert Oppenheimer to the United States and calling on the Secretary of 
Energy to observe the 100th anniversary of Dr. Oppenheimer's birth with 
appropriate programs at the Department of Energy and the Los Alamos 
National Laboratory.
  Page S7496
  Legal Representation Authorization: Senate agreed to S. Res. 394, to 
authorize testimony and representation in the United States v. Daniel 
Bayly, et al.
  Pages S7496-97
  Legal Representation Authorization: Senate agreed to S. Res. 395, to 
authorize testimony, document production, and legal representation in 
Ulysses J. Ward v. Dep't of the Army.
  Page S7497
  Commemorating Pennsylvania State University 150th Anniversary: Senate 
agreed to S. Res. 396, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the 
founding of The Pennsylvania State University.
  Page S7497
  Iraq Transition: Senate agreed to S. Res. 397, expressing the sense 
of the Senate on the transition of Iraq to a constitutionally elected 
government.
  Pages S7497-99
  GAO Human Capital Reform Act: Committee on Governmental Affairs was 
discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2751, to provide new 
human capital flexibilities with respect to the GAO, and the bill was 
then passed, clearing the measure for the President.
  Page S7499
  D.C. Courts Long-Term Care Insurance Participation: Senate passed S. 
2322, to amend chapter 90 of title 5, United States Code, to include 
employees of the District of Columbia courts as participants in long 
term care insurance for Federal employees.
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  Adjournment Resolution: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 120, providing 
for a conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate and the House of 
Representatives.
  Page S7499
Burma Sanctions--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached 
providing for the consideration of S. J. Res. 39, approving the renewal 
of import restrictions contained in the Burmese Freedom and Democracy 
Act of 2003, that the statutory time limit be yielded back, the 
resolution be read a third time, and then returned to the Senate 
calendar.
  Page S7392
National Defense Authorization Act--Conferees: A unanimous-consent 
agreement was reached relative to 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, previously passed 
by the Senate on Wednesday, June 23, 2004, that the Senate insist on 
its amendment, request a conference with the House thereon, and the 
Chair be authorized to appoint the following conferees on the part of 
the Senate: Senators Warner, McCain, Inhofe, Roberts, Allard, Sessions, 
Collins, Ensign, Talent, Chambliss, Graham (SC), Dole, Cornyn, Levin, 
Kennedy, Byrd, Lieberman, Reed, Akaka, Nelson (FL), Nelson (NE), 
Dayton, Bayh, Clinton, and Pryor.
  Page S7503
  Also, a unanimous-consent agreement was reached with respect to 
further consideration of S. 2400, S. 2401, S. 2402, and S. 2403, Senate 
companion measures (all passed by the Senate on Wednesday, June 23, 
2004); that if the Senate receives a message, with respect to any of 
these bills, from the House of Representatives, the Senate disagree 
with the House on its amendment or amendments to the Senate-passed bill 
and agree to or request a conference, as appropriate, with the House on 
the disagreeing votes of the two Houses; that the Chair be authorized 
to appoint conferees on the part of the Senate; and that the foregoing 
occur without intervening action or debate.
Pages S7499-S7500
Appointments:
  Parents Advisory Council on Youth Drug Abuse: The Chair, on behalf of 
the Majority Leader, pursuant to Public Law 105-277, Section 710, 
2(A)(ii), appointed the following individual to serve as a member of 
the Parents Advisory Council on Youth Drug Abuse: Laurens Tullock, of 
Tennessee.
  Page S7499
Messages From the President: Senate received the following message from 
the President of the United States:
  Transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of the continuation of the 
national emergency with respect to the Western Balkans; which was 
referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM-
89)
Pages S7427
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  By 70 yeas 27 nays (Vote No. Ex. 152), Diane S. Sykes, of Wisconsin, 
to be United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit. 
                                                  Pages S7360-66, S7397
  Dora L. Irizarry, of New York, to be United States District Judge for 
the Eastern District of New York.
  Peter W. Hall, of Vermont, to be United States Circuit Judge for the 
Second Circuit.
  Robert Bryan Harwell, of South Carolina, to be United States District 
Judge for the District of South Carolina.
  George P. Schiavelli, of California, to be United States District 
Judge for the Central District of California.
  William Duane Benton, of Missouri, to be United States Circuit Judge 
for the Eighth Circuit.
  John C. Danforth, of Missouri, to be the Representative of the United 
States of America to the United Nations, with the rank and status of 
Ambassador, and the Representative of the United States of America in 
the Security Council of the United Nations.
  John C. Danforth, of Missouri, to be Representative of the United 
States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United 
Nations during his tenure of service as Representative of the United 
States of America to the United Nations.
  10 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
  14 Army nominations in the rank of general.
  8 Marine Corps nominations in the rank of general.
  31 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.
  Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy. 
                                                      Pages S7399-S7401
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Kiron Kanina Skinner, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the National 
Security Education Board for a term of four years.
  Cathy M. MacFarlane, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of 
Housing and Urban Development.
  Dennis C. Shea, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing 
and Urban Development.
  Romolo A. Bernardi, of New York, to be Deputy Secretary of Housing 
and Urban Development.
  Kirk Van Tine, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of Transportation.

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  Sue Ellen Wooldridge, of Virginia, to be Solicitor of the Department 
of the Interior.
  Charles Johnson, of Utah, to be Chief Financial Officer, 
Environmental Protection Agency.
  Ann R. Klee, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Administrator of the 
Environmental Protection Agency.
  Adam Marc Lindemann, of New York, to be a Member of the Advisory 
Board for Cuba Broadcasting for a term expiring October 27, 2005.
  Edward Brehm, of Minnesota, to be a Member of the Board of Directors 
of the African Development Foundation for a term expiring November 13, 
2007.
  Beverly Allen, of Georgia, to be a Member of the National Museum and 
Library Services Board for a term expiring December 6, 2008.
  Gail Daly, of Texas, to be a Member of the National Museum and 
Library Services Board for a term expiring December 6, 2008. (New 
Position)
  Donald Leslie, of Wisconsin, to be a Member of the National Museum 
and Library Services Board for a term expiring December 6, 2006. (New 
Position)
  Amy Owen, of Utah, to be a Member of the National Museum and Library 
Services Board for a term expiring December 6, 2008. (New Position)
  Sandra Pickett, of Texas, to be a Member of the National Museum and 
Library Services Board for a term expiring December 6, 2005. (New 
Position)
  Renee Swartz, of New Jersey, to be a Member of the National Museum 
and Library Services Board for a term expiring December 6, 2007. (New 
Position)
  Kim Wang, of California, to be a Member of the National Museum and 
Library Services Board for a term expiring December 6, 2004. (New 
Position)
  Juanita Alicia Vasquez-Gardner, of Texas, to be a Member of the Board 
of Trustees of the Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation for a term 
expiring December 10, 2009 (Reappointment), to which position she was 
appointed during the last recess of the Senate.
  Deborah Ann Spagnoli, of California, to be a Commissioner of the 
United States Parole Commission for a term of six years.
  1 Army nomination in the rank of general.
  A routine list in the Navy.
Pages S7397-99
Messages From the House:
  Page S7427
Measures Referred:
  Page S7427
Measures Read First Time:
  Page S7494
Executive Communications:
  Pages S7428-29
Petitions and Memorials:
  Pages S7429-32
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Pages S7432-34
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S7435-37
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S7437-87
Additional Statements:
  Pages S7424-27
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S7487-93
Authority for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S7493-94
Privilege of the Floor:
  Page S7494
Record Votes: Six record votes were taken today. (Total--152) 
                                    Pages S7377, S7384, S7392, S7395-97
Adjournment: Senate convened at 10:01 a.m., and adjourned at 9:06 p.m., 
until 9:30 a.m., on Friday, June 25, 2004. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S7397.)


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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
HEALTHY FORESTS RESTORATION ACT
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Subcommittee on 
Forestry, Conservation, and Rural Revitalization concluded a hearing to 
examine the implementation of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act (P.L. 
108-148), after receiving testimony from Mark Rey, Under Secretary of 
Agriculture for Natural Resources and the Environment; Chad Calvert, 
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Land and Minerals 
Management; James L. Sledge, Mississippi Forestry Commission, Jackson, 
on behalf of the National Association of State Foresters; Robert Cope, 
Lemhi County Board of Commissioners, Salmon, Idaho, on behalf of the 
National Association of Counties and the Idaho Association of Counties; 
Carol Daly, Communities Committee of the Seventh American Forest 
Congress, Columbia Falls, Montana, on behalf of the Society of American 
Foresters; James R. Crouch, Jim Crouch and Associates, Russellville, 
Arkansas, on behalf of sundry organizations; Tom Partin, American 
Forest Resource Council, Portland, Oregon; and James Earl Kennamer, 
National Wild Turkey Federation, Edgefield, South Carolina.
AIRLINE DENIAL AUTHORITY
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Transportation, Treasury, 
and General Government concluded an oversight hearing to examine 
passenger screening and airline authority to deny plane boarding, after 
receiving testimony from Jeff Rosen, General Counsel, Department of 
Transportation; Tom Blank, Assistant Administrator, Office of 
Transportation Security Policy, Transportation Security Administration, 
Department of Homeland Security; Michael Smerconish, WPHT-AM, 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Peggy Sterling, American Airlines, Dallas, 
Texas; and Christy E. Lopez, Relman and Associates, Washington, D.C.

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BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
nomination of General George W. Casey, Jr., USA, for reappointment to 
the grade of general and to be Commander, Multi-National Force-Iraq, 
and 2,249 nominations in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force.
  Prior to this action, committee concluded hearings on the nomination 
of General George W. Casey, Jr. (listed above), after the nominee 
testified and answered questions in his own behalf.
CRC REPORTS
Committee on Armed Services: Committee met in closed session to receive 
a briefing regarding ICRC Reports on U.S. military detainee operations 
from officials of the Department of Defense.
AVIATION SECURITY
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on 
Aviation concluded a hearing to examine security screening options for 
airports, focusing on the status of the private screening pilot (PP5) 
program and TSA's plans to implement the Federal screening opt-out 
provisions of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act, after 
receiving testimony from Thomas Blank, Assistant Administrator for 
Transportation Security Policy, Transportation Security Administration, 
Department of Homeland Security; Patrick Pacious, BearingPoint, Inc., 
McLean, Virginia; Terry Anderson, Tupelo Regional Airport, Tupelo, 
Mississippi; and Richard A. Atkinson, III, Central West Virginia 
Regional Airport Authority, Charleston.
EARTHQUAKE HAZARDS REDUCTION AUTHORIZATION
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on 
Science, Technology, and Space concluded a hearing to examine H.R. 
2608, to reauthorize the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, 
after receiving testimony from David Applegate, Senior Science Advisor 
for Earthquake and Geologic Hazards, U.S. Geological Survey, Department 
of the Interior; Archibald C. Reid, III, Acting Deputy Director, 
Mitigation Division, Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate, 
Department of Homeland Security; Sivaraj Shyam-Sunder, Acting Deputy 
Director, Building and Fire Research Laboratory, National Institute of 
Standards and Technology, Technology Administration, Department of 
Commerce; and A. Galip Ulsoy, Director, Division of Civil and 
Mechanical Systems, National Science Foundation.
NATIONAL HERITAGE PARTNERSHIP ACT
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on National 
Parks concluded a hearing to examine S. 2543, to establish a program 
and criteria for National Heritage Areas in the United States, after 
receiving testimony from A. Durand Jones, Deputy Director, National 
Park Service, Department of the Interior; Barry T. Hill, Director, 
Natural Resources and Environment, General Accounting Office; Daniel M. 
Rice, Ohio and Erie Canalway Coalition, Akron, Ohio, on behalf of the 
Advocacy Committee of the Alliance of National Heritage Areas; and 
Robert J. Smith, Center for Private Conservation, and Craig D. Obey, 
National Parks Conservation Association, both of Washington, D.C.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Finance: Committee failed to approve the Committee's 
recommendation, as amended, to the proposed legislation implementing 
the U.S.-Australia Free Trade Agreement.
IRAQ
Committee on Foreign Relations: on Wednesday, June 23, Committee met in 
closed session to receive a briefing on the situation in Iraq with 
regard to the June 30, 2004 transition from Colin L. Powell, Secretary 
of State.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported S. 
1735, to increase and enhance law enforcement resources committed to 
investigation and prosecution of violent gangs, to deter and punish 
violent gang crime, to protect law abiding citizens and communities 
from violent criminals, to revise and enhance criminal penalties for 
violent crimes, to reform and facilitate prosecution of juvenile gang 
members who commit violent crimes, to expand and improve gang 
prevention programs, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.


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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Measures Introduced:  36 public bills, H.R. 4677-4712; 1 private bill, 
H.R. 4713; and 5 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 465-467, and H. Res. 695-
697, were introduced.
  Pages H4926-27, H5070-71
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H4927-28, H5071-72
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 3916, to improve circulation of the $1 coin, create a new 
bullion coin, amended (H. Rept. 108-568); and
  H. Res. 694, providing for consideration of H.R. 4614, Energy and 
Water Development Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2005 (H. Rept. 
108-569).
Pages H5069-70
Chaplain: The Prayer was offered today by Rev. Dr. Keith Boone, Pastor, 
First United Methodist Church in Rockwall, Texas.
  Page H4895
Revising the Budget Resolution for FY 2005: The House rejected H. Res. 
685, revising the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 
2005 as it applies in the House of Representatives, by a yea and nay 
vote of 184 yeas to 230 nays, Roll No. 301.
  Pages H4908-22
  The measure was considered under a unanimous consent agreement that 
was reached on Tuesday, June 22.
Suspension: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measure which was debated on Wednesday, June 23:
  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, by a \2/3\ yea and nay vote of 414 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 304. 
                                                         Pages H4929-30
Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004: The House agreed 
to take from the Speaker's table and pass 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--clearing the 
measure for the President.
  Pages H4930-52
Resolution Congratulating the Interim Government of Iraq: The House 
agreed to H. Res. 691, congratulating the interim government of Iraq on 
its assumption of full responsibility and authority as a sovereign 
government, by a yea and nay vote of 352 yeas to 57 nays, Roll No. 319.
                                               Pages H4953-61, H5066-67
  The measure was considered under a unanimous consent agreement 
reached on Wednesday, June 23.
Spending Control Act of 2004: The House failed to pass H.R. 4663, to 
amend part C of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act 
of 1985 to establish discretionary spending limits and a pay-as-you-go 
requirement for mandatory spending, by a recorded vote of 146 ayes to 
268 noes, Roll No. 318.
  Pages H4898-H4908, H4961-H5066
  Rejected the Stenholm motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on 
the Budget with instructions to report the bill back to the House 
forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 196 ayes to 218 
noes, Roll No. 317.
Pages H5064-65
  Agreed by unanimous consent to consider the Young amendment (No. 18 
printed in H. Rept. 108-566) out of order and allow it to be 
subsequently withdrawn.
Page H4997
Agreed to:
  Brady amendment (No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 108-566) that establishes 
a Federal Sunset Commission to review all federal agencies and programs 
for their efficiency, effectiveness, redundancy, and need (by a 
recorded vote of 272 ayes to 140 noes, Roll No. 305); and 
                                                  Pages H4972-75, H4988
  Kirk amendment (No. 6 printed in H. Rept. 108-566) that requires the 
Congressional Budget Office to prepare an annual analysis that compares 
budgeted entitlement spending to actual entitlement spending (by a 
recorded vote of 289 ayes to 121 noes, Roll No. 310). 
                                               Pages H4997-98, H5011-12
Rejected:
  Chocola amendment (No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 108-566) that sought to 
replace the 20 budget functions with a one-page budget that divides 
spending into five categories (by a recorded vote of 126 ayes to 290 
noes, Roll No. 306);
Pages H4975-78, H4988-89
  Castle amendment (No. 3 printed in H. Rept. 108-566) that sought to 
eliminate the requirement of providing budget authority and outlays for 
the functional categories in the budget resolution (by a recorded vote 
of 185 ayes to 230 noes, Roll No. 307);
Pages H4978-80, H4989-90
  Hensarling amendment (No. 4 printed in H. Rept. 108-566) that sought 
to impose an entitlement cap whereby the total level of direct spending 
is limited to inflation and the growth in a given program's beneficiary 
population (by a recorded vote of 96 ayes to 317 noes, Roll No. 308); 
                                                  Pages H4980-86, H4990

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  Hensarling amendment (No. 5 printed in H. Rept. 108-566) that sought 
to provide for an automatic continuing resolution in the event that an 
agreement is not reached on spending levels by the legal deadline (by a 
recorded vote of 111 ayes to 304 noes, Roll No. 309); 
                                               Pages H4986-88, H4990-91
  Ryan of Wisconsin amendment (No. 7 printed in H. Rept. 108-566) that 
sought to convert the current non-binding budget resolution into a 
joint budget resolution that if signed by the President would have the 
force of law (by a recorded vote of 97 ayes to 312 noes, Roll No. 311);
                                            Pages H4998-H5001, H5012-13
  Ryan of Wisconsin amendment (No. 8 printed in H. Rept. 108-566) that 
sought to establish Budget Protection Accounts which would allow 
Congress to target spending during the appropriation and direct 
spending processes and redirect that spending for deficit reduction at 
the end of the fiscal year (by a recorded vote of 137 ayes to 272 noes, 
Roll No. 312);
                                                  Pages H5001-03, H5013
  Ryan of Wisconsin amendment (No. 9 printed in H. Rept. 108-566) that 
sought to initiate enhanced rescission for the President to propose the 
elimination of wasteful spending identified in appropriations bills (by 
a recorded vote of 174 ayes to 237 noes, Roll No. 313); 
                                               Pages H5003-06, H5013-14
  Spratt amendment in the nature of a substitute (No. 15 printed in H. 
Rept. 108-566) that restores the original Pay-As-You-Go rules as they 
were originally established under the 1990 Budget Enforcement Act and 
extended in 1997 (by a recorded vote of 179 ayes to 233 noes, Roll No. 
314);
                                               Pages H5006-11, H5014-15
  Hensarling amendment in the nature of a substitute (No. 16 printed in 
H. Rept. 108-566) that sought to make several major changes to the 
current budget process (by a recorded vote of 88 ayes to 326 noes, Roll 
No. 315); and
                                               Pages H5015-44, H5062-63
  Kirk amendment in the nature of a substitute (No. 17 printed in H. 
Rept. 108-566) that sought to make a number of changes to the current 
budget process (by a recorded vote of 120 ayes to 296 noes, Roll No. 
316).
                                               Pages H5044-62, H5063-64
                                                             Withdrawn:
  Young of Florida amendment in the nature of a substitute (No. 18 
printed in H. Rept. 108-566) that was offered and subsequently 
withdrawn that sought to require sequestration of mandatory spending in 
the event that the OMB baseline estimates of mandatory spending exceed 
previous estimates due to enacted legislation; require baseline 
estimates to exclude emergency spending; provide an exception for 
outlay components of certain expiring receipts legislation when making 
estimates of mandatory spending legislation; change the start date of 
the fiscal year to November 1; require sunsetting of all Federal 
programs (except earned entitlements) effective October 1, 2006, unless 
reauthorized prior to that date; require an adjustment to 
Appropriations Committee 302(a) allocations to ensure that the 
transportation guarantees contemplated in TEALU and Vision 100 are 
fully met; and make technical and conforming changes to the Balanced 
Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.
                                                         Pages H4991-97
  H. Res. 692, the rule providing for consideration of the bill was 
agreed to by a recorded vote of 217 ayes to 197 noes, Roll No. 303, 
after agreeing to order the previous question by a yea and nay vote of 
217 yeas to 197 nays, Roll No. 302.
                                                         Pages H4922-23
Election Assistance Commission Board of Advisors: The Chair announced 
the Speaker's appointment of Mr. J.C. Watts, Jr., of Norman, Oklahoma 
to serve a two-year term on the Election Assistance Commission Board of 
Advisors.
  Page H5067
Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he 
notified the Congress of the continuation of the national emergency 
with respect to the Western Balkans--referred to the Committee on 
International Relations and ordered printed (H. Doc. 108-196). 
                                                             Page H4961
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page 
H4895.
Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on 
pages H4928, H5072.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea and nay votes and fifteen recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H4921-22, 
H4922-23, H4923, H4929-30, H4988, H4988-89, H4989-90, H4990, H4990-91, 
H5011-12, H5012-13, H5013, H5013-14, H5014-15, H5062-63, H5063, H5065, 
H5065-66 and H5066-67. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 12:23 a.m. on 
Friday, June 25.


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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings

[Daily Digest]
[Pages D697-D700]
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Committee Meetings
DOD--CONTRACTOR SUPPORT
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Readiness held a hearing 
on contractor support in the Department of Defense. Testimony was heard 
from the following officials of the Department of Defense: Michael W. 
Wynne, Acting Under Secretary, Acquisition, Technology and Logistics; 
John J. Young, Jr., Assistant Secretary, Research, Development and 
Acquisition, U.S. Navy; Marvin R. Sambur, Assistant Secretary, 
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Ballard, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Policy and Procurement, U.S. Army.
DOD--SMALL CALIBER AMMUNITION PROGRAMS
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land 
Forces held a hearing on Department of Defense small caliber ammunition 
programs. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the 
Department of the Army: MG Buford C. Blount, III, USA, Assistant Deputy 
Chief of Staff, G-3; BG Paul S. Izzo, USA, Program Executive Officer, 
Ammunition; and BG James Rafferty, USA, Deputy Commander, Joint 
Munitions Command; and public witnesses.
INNOVATIVE HEALTH INSURANCE OPTIONS
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Employer-
Employee Relations held a hearing entitled ``Examining Innovative 
Health Insurance Options for Workers and Employers.'' Testimony was 
heard from public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Ordered reported the following bills: 
H.R. 2929, amended, Safeguard Against Privacy Invasions Act; H.R. 2023, 
amended, 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, amended, Mammography Quality Standards Reauthorization Act 
of 2004; H.R. 3981, amended, To reclassify fees paid into the Nuclear 
Waste Fund as offsetting collections; and H.R. 4600, amended, Junk Fax 
Prevention Act of 2004.
HOSPITAL BILLING AND COLLECTION PRACTICES
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``A Review of Hospital Billing 
and Collection Practices.'' Testimony was heard from the following 
officials of the Department of Health and Human Services: Herb Kuhn, 
Director, Center for Medicare Management, Centers for Medicare and 
Medicaid Services; and Lewis Morris, Chief Counsel, Office of Inspector 
General; and pubic witnesses.
OVERSIGHT--PUBLIC ACCOUNTING OVERSIGHT BOARD
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Capital Markets, 
Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises held an oversight 
hearing on the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, Testimony was 
heard from William J. McDonough, Chairman, Public Company Accounting 
Oversight Board.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES; TARGET WASHINGTON: COORDINATING HOMELAND 
SECURITY EFFORTS
Committee on Government Reform: Ordered reported the following bills: 
S. 129, amended, 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 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 Euclid Avenue in 
Montauk, New York, as the ``Perry B. Duryea, Jr., Post Office.''
  The Committee also held a hearing entitled ``Target Washington: 
Coordinating Federal Homeland Security Efforts with Local Jurisdictions 
in the National Capital Region. Testimony was heard from Thomas 
Lockwood, Director, Office of National Capital Region Coordination, 
Department of Homeland Security; William O. Jenkins, Director, Homeland 
Security, GAO; George Foresman, Assistant to the Governor for 
Preparedness, State of Virginia; Dennis Schrader, Director, Office of 
Homeland Security, State of Maryland; Barbara Childs-Pair, Director, 
Emergency Management Agency, District of Columbia; and public 
witnesses.
LIVING WITH DISABILITIES
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Human Rights and 
Wellness held a hearing entitled ``Living with Disabilities in the 
United States: A Snapshot.'' Testimony was heard from Representative 
Langevin; Troy Justesen, Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of Special 
Education and Rehabilitation Services, Department of Education; Don 
Young, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Health Policy, Department 
of Health and Human Services; and public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on International Relations: Ordered reported the following 
bills: H.R. 4303, amended, American Schools Abroad Support Act; and 
H.R. 4654, To reauthorize the Tropical Forest Conservation Act of 1998 
through Fiscal Year 2007.
  The Committee also favorably considered and adopted a motion urging 
the chairman to request that the following measures be considered on 
the Suspension Calendar: H.R. 1587, amended, Viet Nam Human Rights Act 
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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; H. Res. 615, amended, Expressing the sense of 
the House of Representatives in support of full membership of Israel in 
the Western European and Others GroupS (WEOG) at the United Nations; H. 
Res. 617, amended, 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; H. Con. Res. 462, 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, amended, 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, amended, 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, amended, 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.
AFRICA--CONFRONTING WAR CRIMES
Committee on International Relations: Subcommittee on Africa held a 
hearing on Confronting War Crimes in Africa. Testimony was heard from 
Pierre-Richard Prosper, Ambassador-at-Large, Office of War Crimes 
Issues, Department of State; and public witnesses
TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS
Committee on International Relations: Subcommittee on International 
Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Human Rights held a hearing on 
Trafficking in Persons: A Global Review. Testimony was heard from John 
Miller, Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Director, Office to Monitor 
and Combat Trafficking in Persons, Department of State; and public 
witnesses.
IRANIAN PROLIFERATION
Committee on International Relations: Subcommittee on the Middle East 
and Central Asia held a hearing on Iranian Proliferation: Implications 
for Terrorists, their State-Sponsors, and U.S. Counter-proliferation 
Policy, Testimony was heard from John R. Bolton, Under Secretary, Arms 
Control and International Security Affairs, Department of State; Peter 
Flory, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, International Security 
Affairs, Department of Defense; and public witnesses.
OVERSIGHT--ADMINISTRATIVE CONFERENCE
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Commercial and 
Administrative Law continued oversight hearings on the Administrative 
Conference of the United States, II: Why is There a Need to Reauthorize 
the Conference? Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
OVERSIGHT--LIMITING FEDERAL COURT JURISDICTION TO PROTECT MARRIAGE FOR 
THE STATES
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on the Constitution held an 
oversight hearing entitled ``Limiting Federal Court Jurisdiction to 
Protect Marriage for the States.'' Testimony was heard from former 
Representative William E. Dannemeyer, State of California; and public 
witnesses.
DC--ADDITIONAL COURT; OVERSIGHT--PATENT QUALITY IMPROVEMENT
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and 
Intellectual Property approved for full Committee action H.R. 112, To 
amend title 28, United States Code, to provide for an additional place 
of holding court in the District of Columbia.
  The Subcommittee also held an oversight hearing entitled ``Patent 
Quality Improvement: Post-Grant Opposition.'' Testimony was heard from 
James A. Toupin, General Counsel, Patent and Trademark Office, 
Department of Commerce; and public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Resources: Held a 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. Testimony was heard from Representatives 
Dingell, Rogers of Michigan and Stupak; Aurene

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Martin, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Indian Affairs, Department of the 
Interior; and public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources 
held a 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. 
Testimony was heard from P. Patrick Leahy, Associate Director, Geology, 
U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior; and public 
witnesses.
AMERICAN AQUACULTURE AND FISHERIES RESOURCES PROTECTION ACT
Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, 
Wildlife and Oceans held a hearing on H.R. 3320, American Aquaculture 
and Fisheries Resources Protection Act. Testimony was heard from 
Representative Ross; John Hogan, Deputy Director, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior; and public witnesses.
ENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2005
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, an open rule providing one 
hour of general debate on H.R. 4614, Energy and Water Development 
Appropriations Act, 2005, equally divided and controlled by the 
chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on 
Appropriations. The rule waives all points of order against 
consideration of the bill. Under the rules of the House the bill shall 
be read for amendment by paragraph. The rule waives points of order 
against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of 
rule XXI (prohibiting unauthorized appropriations or legislative 
provisions in an appropriations bill), except as specified in the 
resolution. The rule authorizes the Chair to accord priority in 
recognition to Members who have pre-printed their amendments in the 
Congressional Record. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit 
with or without instructions. Testimony was heard from Representatives 
Hobson, Gibbons, Wilson of New Mexico, Visclosky, Eshoo, and Lofgren.
NUCLEAR R NATIONAL LABORATORY
Committee on Science: Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing on Nuclear 
R and the Idaho National Laboratory. Testimony was heard from William 
D. Magwood, IV, Director, Office of Nuclear Energy, Science and 
Technology, Department of Energy; and public witnesses.
VOTING EQUIPMENT--TESTING AND CERTIFICATION
Committee on Science: Subcommittee on Environment, Technology and 
Standards held a hearing on Testing and Certification for Voting 
Equipment: How Can the Process Be Improved? Testimony was heard from 
Hratch Szerjian, Acting Director, National Institute of Standards and 
Technology, Department of Commerce; and public witnesses.
OVERSIGHT--UPPER MISSISSIPPI AND ILLINOIS RIVERS
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Water 
Resources and Environment held an oversight hearing on Upper 
Mississippi and Illinois Rivers--Recommendations for Navigation 
Improvements and Ecosystem Restoration. Testimony was heard from 
Representative Gutknecht; MG Carl Strock, USA, Director of Civil Works, 
Corps of Engineers, Department of the Army; John Jamian, Deputy 
Administrator, Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation; 
A. J. Yates, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA; 
Benjamin N. Tuggle, Chief, Division of Habitat and Resource 
Conservation; Jerri-Anne Garl, Director, Region 5, EPA; and public 
witnesses.
VETERANS LEGISLATION
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
on the Department of Veterans Affairs Real Property and Facilities 
Management Improvement Act of 2004. Testimony was heard from Anthony J. 
Principi, Secretary of Veterans Affairs; representatives of veterans 
organizations; and public witnesses.
CUSTOMS AND BORDER SECURITY ACT OF 2004
Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Trade approved for full 
Committee action, as amended, H.R. 4418, Customs and Border Security 
Act of 2004.
INFORMATION SHARING AFTER 9/11
Select Committee on Homeland Security: Held a hearing entitled 
``Information Sharing After September 11: Perspectives on the Future.'' 
Testimony was heard from James Gilmore, Chair, Advisory Panel to Assess 
Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass 
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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2004-06-25

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[Page D701]
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[[Page D701]]
                     COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

                             JUNE 25, 2004

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine the 
transition to sovereignty in Iraq, focusing on U.S. policy, ongoing 
military operations, and status of U.S. Armed Forces, 9:30 a.m., SD-
106.


                                 House

  Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health, hearing 
entitled ``Implementation of the Food Security Provisions of the 
Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response 
Act,'' 9:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                       9:30 a.m., Friday, June 25

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

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
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Program for Friday: Consideration of H.R. 4614, Energy and Water 
Development Appropriations Act, 2005 (open rule, one hour of general 
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