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                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S8269-S8403
Measures Introduced: Five bills were introduced as follows:  S. 2678-
2682.
  Page S8277
Measures Reported: S.J. Res. 41, commemorating the opening of the 
National Museum of the American Indian, with an amendment in the nature 
of a substitute and with an amended preamble.
  Page S8277
Measures Passed:
  Thrift Savings Plan Open Elections Act: Senate passed S. 2479, to 
amend chapter 84 of title 5, United States Code, to provide for Federal 
employees to make elections to make, modify, and terminate 
contributions to the Thrift Savings Fund at any time.
  Page S8400
  Haiti Economic Recovery Opportunity Act: Committee on Finance was 
discharged from further consideration of S. 2261, to expand certain 
preferential trade treatment for Haiti, and the bill was then passed, 
after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto: 
                                                         Pages S8401-02
  Frist (for DeWine/Graham (FL)) Amendment No. 3565, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Pages S8401-02
Nomination: Senate began consideration of the nomination of William 
Gerry Myers III, of Idaho, to be United States Circuit Judge for the 
Ninth Circuit, after agreeing to the motion to proceed. 
                                                      Pages S8399-S8400
  A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination and, 
in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of 
the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur at 2:15 p.m., on Tuesday, July 
20, 2004.
Page S8400
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the nomination at 1 p.m., on Monday, July 19, 2004; 
and that the time until 5 p.m. be equally divided.
Page S8402
Executive Reports of Committees: Senate received the following 
executive report of a committee:
  Report to accompany the Convention on International Interests in 
Mobile Equipment and Protocol to Convention on International Interests 
in Mobile Equipment (Treaty Doc. 108-10) (Ex. Rept. 108-14). 
                                                             Page S8277
Removal of Injunction of Secrecy: The injunction of secrecy was removed 
from the following treaty:
  Protocol Amending Tax Convention with the Netherlands (Treaty Doc. 
108-25);
  The treaty was transmitted to the Senate today, considered as having 
been read for the first time, and referred, with accompanying papers, 
to the Committee on Foreign Relations and ordered to be printed. 
                                                         Pages S8400-01
Measures Placed on Calendar:
  Page S8277
Measures Read First Time:
  Pages S8277-S8400
Enrolled Bills Presented:
  Page S8277
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S8277
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S8277-78
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S8278-8280
Amendments Submitted:
  Page S8280
Privilege of the Floor:
  Page S8281
Text of H.R. 4520, as Previously Passed:
  Pages S8281-S8399
Adjournment: Senate convened at 10:01 a.m., and adjourned at 12:45 
p.m., until 1 p.m., on Monday, July 19, 2004. (For Senate's program, 
see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
S8403.)



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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
  The House was not in session today. The House will meet at 12:30 p.m. 
on Monday, July 19, for Morning Hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative 
business.



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                      CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

                 Week of July 19 through July 24, 2004

                             Senate Chamber

  On Monday, at 1 p.m., Senate will resume consideration of the 
nomination of William Gerry Myers III, of Idaho, to be United States 
Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.
  On Tuesday, Senate will continue consideration of the nomination of 
William Gerry Myers III, of Idaho, to be United States Circuit Judge 
for the Ninth Circuit, with a vote on the motion to invoke cloture 
thereon to occur at 2:15 p.m.
  During the balance of the week Senate may consider any other cleared 
legislative and executive business, including appropriations bills, 
when available.


                           Senate Committees

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)
  Committee on Armed Services: July 20, to receive a closed briefing 
regarding the activities of the Iraq Survey Group in Iraq, 9:30 
a.m., S-407, Capitol.
  July 21, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the 
nominations of Vice Admiral Timothy J. Keating, USN, for appointment 
to the grade of admiral and to be Commander, United States Northern 
Command/Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command; 
Lieutenant General Bantz J. Craddock, USA, for appointment to the 
grade of general and to be Commander, United States Southern 
Command; Peter Cyril Wyche Flory, of Virginia, to be an Assistant 
Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, and Valerie 
Lynn Baldwin, of Kansas, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army, 
9:30 a.m., SR-222.
  July 21, Subcommittee on Personnel, with the Committee on Health, 
Education, Labor, and Pensions, Subcommittee on Children and 
Families, with the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and 
Pensions, Subcommittee on Children and Families, to hold joint 
hearings to examine how states have responded to military families' 
unique challenges during military deployments and what the Federal 
Government can do to support states in this important work, 2 p.m., 
SD-430.
  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: July 20, 
business meeting to consider the Nominations of Juan Carlos Zarate, 
of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Stuart 
Levey, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary of the Treasury for 
Enforcement, and Carin M. Barth, of Texas, to be Chief Financial 
Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development; to be followed 
by an oversight hearing to examine the Semi-Annual Monetary Policy 
Report of the Federal Reserve, 2:30 p.m., SH-216.
  July 21, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine regulation 
NMS and developments in market structure, 10 a.m., SD-538.
  July 21, Subcommittee on International Trade and Finance, to hold 
hearings to examine Islamic banking, 2:30 p.m., SD-538.
  July 22, Full Committee, to continue hearings to examine 
regulation NMS and developments in market structure, 10 a.m., SD-
538.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: July 22, 
business meeting to consider pending calendar business, 9:30 a.m., 
SR-253.
  July 22, Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space, to hold 
hearings to examine space exploration of Saturn, 2:30 p.m., SR-253.
  Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: July 20, to hold 
hearings to examine S. 2590, provide a conservation royalty from 
Outer Continental Shelf revenues to establish the Coastal Impact 
Assistance Program, to provide assistance to States under the Land 
and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965, to ensure adequate funding 
for conserving and restoring wildlife, to assist local governments 
in improving local park and recreation systems, 10 a.m., SD-366.
  July 21, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests, to hold 
hearings to examine S. 738, to designate certain public lands in 
Humboldt, Del Norte, Mendocino, Lake, Napa, and Yolo Counties in the 
State of California as wilderness, to designate certain segments of 
the Black Butte River in Mendocino County, California as a wild or 
scenic river; S. 1614, to designate a portion of White Salmon River 
as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System; S. 
2221, to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to sell or exchange 
certain National Forest System land in the State of Oregon; S. 2253, 
to permit young adults to perform projects to prevent fire and 
suppress fires, and provide disaster relief, on public land through 
a Healthy Forest Youth Conservation Corps; S. 2334, to designate 
certain National Forest System land in the Commonwealth of Puerto 
Rico as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System; 
S. 2408, to adjust the boundaries of the Helena, Lolo, and 
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forests in the State of Montana; and 
S. 2622, to provide for the exchange of certain Federal land in the 
Santa Fe National Forest and certain non-Federal land in the Pecos 
National Historical Park in the State of New Mexico, 2:30 p.m., SD-
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  July 22, Subcommittee on National Parks, to hold an oversight 
hearing to examine the implementation of the National Parks Air Tour 
Management Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-181), 2:30 p.m., SD-366.
  Committee on Finance: July 20, business meeting to consider S. 
2677, to implement the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement, 
and the nominations of J. Russell George, of Virginia, to be 
Inspector General for Tax Administration, Department of the 
Treasury, Patrick P. O'Carroll, Jr., of Maryland, to be Inspector 
General, Social Security Administration, and Paul Jones, of 
Colorado, and Charles L. Kolbe, of Iowa, each to be a Member of the 
Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board, both of the Department of 
the Treasury, 10 a.m., SD-215.
  July 21, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine bridging the 
tax gap, 10 a.m., SD-215.
  July 22, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the role of 
higher education financing in strengthening U.S. competitiveness in 
a global economy, 10 a.m., SD-215.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: July 20, to hold hearings to 
examine detours and disengagements regarding the road map to peace, 
9:30 a.m., SD-419.
  July 21, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine combating 
multilateral development bank corruption, focusing on the U.S. 
Treasury's role and internal efforts, 9:30 a.m., SD-419.
  July 22, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the current 
situation in Iraq post-transition, 9:30 a.m., SD-419.
  Committee on Governmental Affairs: July 19, to hold hearings to 
examine the nominations of Neil McPhie, of Virginia, to be Chairman, 
and Barbara J. Sapin, of Maryland, to be a Member, both of the Merit 
Systems Protection Board, 2:30 p.m., SD-342.
  July 20, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the 
Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, to hold hearings to 
examine governmentwide workforce flexibilities available to federal 
agencies, focusing on those enacted in the Homeland Security Act, 
specifically their implementation, use by agencies, and training and 
education related to using the new flexibilities, 9 a.m., SD-342.
  July 21, Full Committee, business meeting to consider pending 
calendar business, 10 a.m., SD-342.
  July 22, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, to resume 
hearings to examine the extent to which consumers can purchase 
pharmaceuticals over the Internet without a medical prescription, 
the importation of pharmaceuticals into the United States, and 
whether the pharmaceuticals from foreign sources are counterfeit, 
expired, unsafe, or illegitimate, focusing on the extent to which 
U.S. consumers can purchase dangerous and often addictive controlled 
substances from Internet pharmacy websites and the procedures 
utilized by the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, the Drug 
Enforcement Administration, the United States Postal Service, and 
the Food and Drug Administration, as well as the private sector to 
address these issues, 9 a.m., SD-342.
  July 22, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the 
nomination of Allen Weinstein, of Maryland, to be Archivist of the 
United States, 3:30 p.m., SD-342.
  Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: July 20, 
Subcommittee on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, to hold 
hearings to examine performance and outcome measurement in substance 
abuse and mental health programs, 10 a.m., SD-430.
  July 21, Full Committee, business meeting to consider proposed 
legislation authorizing funds for programs of the Vocational 
Education Act, S. 2158, to amend the Public Health Service Act to 
increase the supply of pancreatic islet cells for research, and to 
provide for better coordination of Federal efforts and information 
on islet cell transplantation, S. 2283, to extend Federal funding 
for operation of State high risk health insurance pools, S. 2493, to 
amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to protect the public 
health from the unsafe importation of prescription drugs and from 
counterfeit prescription drugs, H.R. 3908, to provide for the 
conveyance of the real property located at 1081 West Main Street in 
Ravenna, Ohio, S. Res. 389, expressing the sense of the Senate with 
respect to prostate cancer information, S. Con. Res. 119, 
recognizing that prevention of suicide is a compelling national 
priority; and certain pending nominations, 9 a.m., SD-430.
  July 21, Subcommittee on Children and Families, with the Committee 
on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Personnel, with the Committee on 
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Subcommittee on Children and 
Families, to hold joint hearings to examine how states have 
responded to military families' unique challenges during military 
deployments and what the Federal Government can do to support states 
in this important work, 2 p.m., SD-430.
  July 22, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine preparations 
for possible future terrorist attacks, 10 a.m., SD-430.
  Committee on Indian Affairs: July 20, to hold hearings to examine 
S. 2605, to direct the Secretary of the Interior and the heads of 
other Federal agencies to carry out an agreement resolving major 
issues relating to the adjudication of water rights in the Snake 
River Basin, Idaho, 10 a.m., SR-485.
  July 21, Full Committee, business meeting to consider pending 
calendar business; to be followed by a hearing to examine S. 519, to 
establish a Native American-owned financial entity to provide 
financial services to Indian tribes, Native American organizations, 
and Native Americans, 10 a.m., SR-485.
  July 21, Full Committee, to hold an oversight hearing to examine 
the proposed reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement 
Act, 2 p.m., SR-485.
  Committee on the Judiciary: July 20, business meeting to consider 
pending calendar business, 9:30 a.m., SD-226.
  July 21, Full Committee, to hold an oversight hearing to examine 
the Radiation Exposure Compensation Program, 10 a.m., SD-226.
  July 22, Full Committee, business meeting to consider pending 
calendar business, 9:30 a.m., SD-226.
  July 22, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine S. 2560, to 
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Code, relating to inducement of copyright infringement, 2 p.m., SD-
226.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs:  July 20, business meeting to 
markup S. 1153, to amend title 38, United States Code, to permit 
medicare-eligible veterans to receive an out-patient medication 
benefit, to provide that certain veterans who receive such benefit 
are not otherwise eligible for medical care and services from the 
Department of Veterans Affairs, S.2483, to increase, effective as of 
December 1, 2004, the rates of compensation for veterans with 
service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and 
indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled 
veterans, S. 2484, to amend title 38, United States Code, to 
simplify and improve pay provisions for physicians and dentists, to 
authorize alternate work schedules and executive pay for nurses, S. 
2485, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve and enhance 
the authorities of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs relating to the 
management and disposal of real property and facilities, and S. 
2486, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve and enhance 
education, housing, employment, medical, and other benefits for 
veterans and to improve and extend certain authorities relating to 
the administration or benefits for veterans, 2:30 p.m., SR-418.
  Select Committee on Intelligence:  July 20, to hold hearings to 
examine intelligence reform, 10:30 a.m., SD-106.
  July 20, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine intelligence 
reform, 2:30 p.m., SH-216.
  July 22, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine intelligence 
reform, 2:30 p.m., SH-216.
  Special Committee on Aging: July 19, to hold hearings to examine 
certain aspects of the new Medicare law aimed at assisting seniors 
of modest and low incomes, including principally the full drug 
benefit scheduled for 2006, and the ongoing prescription drug card 
transitional assistance, 2 p.m., SD-628.


                             House Chamber

  Program to be announced.


                            House Committees

  Committee on Agriculture, July 20, hearing to review the Forest 
Land Enhancement Program, 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.
  July 21, Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk 
Management, hearing to review the Federal Crop Insurance System, 10 
a.m., 1300 Longworth.
  July 22, Subcommittee on Livestock and Horticulture, hearing to 
review the USDA's National Animal Identification System, 10 a.m., 
1300 Longworth.
  Committee on Armed Services, July 20, Subcommittee on Readiness, 
hearing on Depot Maintenance--Capacity and Resources for Future 
Work, 1:30 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  July 20, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and 
Capabilities, hearing on Special Operations Command Personnel 
Issues, 10 a.m., 2212 Rayburn.
  July 21, full Committee, to continue hearings on Army 
Transformation: Implications for the Future, II, 10 a.m., 2118 
Rayburn.
  July 21, Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, hearing on 
Small Business Innovation and Technology, 3 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  July 22, full Committee, hearing on the Report of the Commission 
to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse 
(EMP) Attack, 9 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  July 22, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, hearing on Space Cadre/
Space Professionals, 2 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Budget, July 22, hearing on the U.S. Tax Code's 
Impact on Revenue Projections and the Federal Budget, 10 a.m., 210 
Cannon.
  Committee on Education and the Workforce, July 20, Subcommittee on 
21st Century Competitiveness, hearing entitled ``Are College 
Textbooks Priced Fairly?'' 2 p.m., 2175 Rayburn.
  July 21, full Committee, to mark up H.R. 4496, Vocational and 
Technical Education for the Future Act, 10:30 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.
  July 22, Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations, hearing 
entitled ``Genetic Non-Discrimination: Examining the Implications 
for Workers and Employers,'' 10:30 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce, July 20, Subcommittee on Energy 
and Air Quality, hearing entitled ``Pipeline Safety,'' 11 a.m., 2123 
Rayburn.
  July 20, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing 
entitled ``Publication and Disclosure Issues in Anti-Depressant 
Pediatric Clinical Trials,'' 9:30 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.
  July 21, Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality, hearing entitled 
``Methyl Bromide: Update on Achieving the Requirements of the Clean 
Air Act and Montreal Protocol,'' 11 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.
  July 21, Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, 
hearing entitled ``The Digital Television Transition: What We Can 
Learn from Berlin,'' 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  July 22, Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials, 
hearing entitled ``Tapped Out? Lead in the District of Columbia and 
the Providing of Safe Drinking Water,'' 9:30 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.
  July 22, Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``Health 
Information Technology: Improving Quality and Value of Patient 
Care,'' 1 p.m., 2322 Rayburn.
  July 22, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing 
entitled ``Problems with the E-rate Program: Waste, Fraud, and Abuse 
Concerns in the Wiring of Our Nation's Schools to the Internet,'' 
10:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  July 23, Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``Keeping 
Seniors Healthy: Preventative Benefits in the Medicare Modernization 
Act,'' 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services, July 20, Subcommittee on 
Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, hearing entitled 
``Credit Union Regulatory Improvements,'' 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  July 20, Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity, 
hearing on a GAO report entitled ``Multifamily Housing: More 
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Efforts to Preserve Housing for Low-Income Tenants,'' 10 a.m., 2128 
Rayburn.
  July 21, full Committee, hearing on Monetary Policy and the State 
of the Economy, 10 a.m., followed by a hearing entitled ``Shell 
Games: Corporate Governance and Accounting for Oil and Gas 
Reserves,'' 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  July 22, hearing entitled ``Sarbanes-Oxley: Two Years of Market 
and Investor Recovery,'' 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  Committee on Government Reform, July 20, Subcommittee on Civil 
Service and Agency Organization, oversight hearing entitled ``Time 
to Bite the Bullet: Fixing Federal Law Enforcement Pay and 
Benefits,'' 10 a.m., 2203 Rayburn.
  July 20, Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Natural Resources and 
Regulatory Affairs and the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform and 
Oversight of the Committee on Small Business, joint hearing entitled 
``What is the Administration's Record in Relieving Burden on Small 
Business?--Part II,'' 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  July 20, Subcommittee on Government Efficiency and Financial 
Management, hearing entitled ``Are Financial Management Problems at 
the Department of Defense Impacting Army Reserve Pay?'' 2 p.m., 2247 
Rayburn.
  July 20, Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and 
International Relations, hearing entitled ``Public Safety 
Interoperability: Look Who's Talking Now,'' 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  July 20, Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, 
Intergovernmental Relations and the Census, hearing entitled ``The 
Science of Voting Machine Technology: Accuracy, Reliability, and 
Security,'' 10 a.m., 2247 Rayburn.
  July 21, full Committee, to consider pending business, 10 a.m., 
2154 Rayburn.
  July 21, Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, 
Intergovernmental Relations and the census, hearing entitled 
``Where's the CIO? The Role, Responsibility and Challenge for 
Federal Chief Information Officers in IT Investment Oversight and 
Information Management,'' 1:30 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  July 22, full Committee, hearing entitled ``Contracting and the 
Rebuilding of Iraq: Part IV,'' 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  July 22, Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human 
Resources and the Subcommittee on Infrastructure and Border Security 
of the Select Committee on Homeland Security, joint hearing entitled 
``Drugs and Security in a Post-9/11 World: Coordinating the 
Counternarcotics Mission at the Department of Homeland Security,'' 2 
p.m., 2247 Rayburn.
  July 22, Subcommittee on Human Rights and Wellness, hearing 
entitled ``Balancing Act: The Health Advantages of Naturally-
Occurring Hormones in Hormone Replacement Therapy,''2:30 p.m., 2154 
Rayburn.
  Committee on International Relations, July 21, Subcommittee on 
Asia and the Pacific, hearing on HIV/AIDS in Asia, 1:30 p.m., 2172 
Rayburn.
  July 22, Subcommittee on Africa, hearing on The Democratic 
Republic of Congo Peace Accords: One Year Later, 2 p.m., 2172 
Rayburn.
  Committee on the Judiciary, July 20, hearing on the following 
bills: H.R. 1787,Good Samaritan Volunteer Firefighter Assistance Act 
of 2003; H.R. 3369, Nonprofit Athletic Organization Protection Act 
of 2003; and H.R. 1084, Volunteer Pilot Organization Protection Act, 
10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  July 20, Subcommittee on the Constitution, hearing on H.R. 1755, 
Child Custody Protection Act, 2 p.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  July 21, Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, 
oversight hearing on the Administration of Large Business Bankruptcy 
Reorganizations: Has Competition for Big Cases Corrupted the 
Bankruptcy System? 3 p.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Committee on Resources, July 20, Subcommittee on National Parks, 
Recreation and Public Lands, hearing on the following bills: H.R. 
3176, Ojito Wilderness Act; and H.R. 4593, Lincoln County 
Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act of 2004, 10 a.m., 1334 
Longworth.
  July 21, full Committee, to mark up the following bills: H.R. 
1662, Sound Science for Endangered Species Act Planning Act of 2003; 
and H.R. 2933, Critical Habitat Reform Act of 2003; 10 a.m., 
followed by an oversight hearing on the Guam War Claims Commission 
Report, 12 p.m., 1324 Longworth.
  July 22, Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health, hearing on the 
following bills: H.R. 822, Wild Sky Wilderness Act of 2003; H.R. 
4806, Pine Springs Land Exchange Act; and H.R. 4838, Health Forest 
Youth Conservation Corps Act of 2004, 11 a.m., 1334 Longworth.
  Committee on Rules, July 19, to consider the following: District 
of Columbia Appropriations Act, 2005; H.R. 4837, making 
appropriations for military construction, family housing, and base 
realignment and closure for the Department of Defense for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2005; and H.R. 3574, Stock Option 
Accounting Reform Act, 5 p.m., H-313, Capitol.
  Committee on Science, July 21, hearing on Cybersecurity 
Education--Meeting the Needs of Technology Workers and Employers, 10 
a.m., 2318 Rayburn.
  Committee on Small Business, July 21, Subcommittee on Rural 
Enterprises, Agriculture and Technology, hearing entitled ``Tax 
Incentives for Homeland Security Related Expenses,'' 10 a.m., 2360 
Rayburn.
  July 22, Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform and Oversight, hearing 
Small Business Liability Reform, 2 p.m., 311 Cannon.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, July 20, 
Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency 
Management, to mark up the GSA's Fiscal Year 2005 Capital Investment 
and Leasing Program, and other pending business, 10 a.m., 2253 
Rayburn.
  July 20, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, 
oversight hearing on Ensuring Value from EPA Grants, 2 p.m., 2167 
Rayburn.
  July 21, full Committee, to mark up the following: GSA's Fiscal 
Year 2005 Capital Investment and Leasing Program Resolutions; U.S. 
Army Corps of Engineers Survey Resolution; H.R. 784, amended, Water 
Quality Investment Act of 2003; H.R. 4470, to amend the Federal

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Water Pollution Act to extend the authorization of appropriations 
for the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Restoration Program; H.R. 4688, To 
amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize the 
Chesapeake Bay Program; H.R. 4731, To amend the Federal Water 
Pollution Control Act to reauthorize the National Estuary Program; 
and H.R. 4794, To amend the Tijuana River Valley Estuary and Beach 
Sewage Cleanup Act to extend the authorization of appropriations, 11 
a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  July 22, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, 
oversight hearing on Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan--The 
First Major Projects, 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs, July 21, to mark up pending 
legislation, 1 p.m., 334 Cannon.
  July 21, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing on 
the VA's progress in its third party collections program and 
implementation of the Patient Financial Services System, 10 a.m., 
334 Cannon.
  July 22, full Committee, hearing on the evolution of VA-DoD 
collaboration in research and amputee care for veterans of current 
and past conflicts, and needed reforms in VA blind rehabilitation 
services, 9:30 a.m., 334 Cannon.
  Committee on Ways and Means, July 19, to mark up H.R. 4842, United 
States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, 7 p.m., 1100 
Longworth.
  July 20, Subcommittee on Social Security, hearing on H.R. 4391, 
Public Servant Retirement Protection Act, 10 a.m., B-318 Rayburn.
  July 22, Subcommittee on Health, hearing on Electronic 
Prescribing, 1 p.m., B-318 Rayburn.
  Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, July 20, full 
Committee, Briefing to Review the International Committee of the Red 
Cross Documents on Detainee Interrogation, 12 p.m., H-405 Capitol.
  July 20, Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security, 
executive, hearing on the Role of Biometrics in Counterterrorism and 
Homeland Security Efforts, 9 a.m., H-405 Capitol.
  July 21, Subcommittee on Human Intelligence, Analysis and 
Counterintelligence, executive, Briefing; Counternarcotics: Latin 
America and Southeast Asia, 10 a.m., H-405 Capitol.
  July 22, Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence, 
executive, Briefing: Technological Superiority in the Intelligence 
Community, 2 p.m., H-405 Capitol.
  July 22, Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security, 
executive, Briefing: Threats to the National Conventions and the 
Olympics, 9 a.m., H-405 Capitol.
  July 22, Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security, 
executive, Briefing: Port Security, 10 a.m., H-405 Capitol.
  July 23, full Committee, executive, Business Meeting, 1 p.m., H-
405 Capitol.
  July 23, full Committee, executive, Briefing: Acting Director of 
Central Intelligence, 2 p.m., H-405 Capitol.
  July 23, Subcommittee on Human Intelligence, Analysis and 
Counterintelligence, executive, Briefing: Counternarcotics: Mexico, 
10 a.m., H-405 Capitol.
  Select Committee on Homeland Security, July 19, to mark up the 
Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
2005, 4:30 p.m., 345 Cannon.


                             Joint Meetings

  Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: July 20, to hold 
hearings to examine the prospects for advancing democracy in 
Albania, 10 a.m., 334 CHOB.
  Joint Economic Committee: July 22, to hold hearings to examine the 
demographics of health care, focusing on evidence regarding 
declining rates of chronic disability and assess the best 
opportunities for further health promotion, 10 a.m., SD-628.



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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                        1 p.m., Monday, July 19

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Monday: Senate will resume consideration of the nomination 
of William Gerry Myers III, of Idaho, to be United States Circuit Judge 
for the Ninth Circuit.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                      12:30 p.m., Monday, July 19

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Monday: The House will meet at 12:30 p.m. for Morning Hour 
debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business.
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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Becerra, Xavier, Calif., E1406
Blackburn, Marsha, Tenn., E1395
Blumenauer, Earl, Ore., E1392
Blunt, Roy, Mo., E1404
Bonner, Jo, Ala., E1396
Brady, Robert A., Pa., E1403
Brown-Waite, Ginny, Fla., E1394
Burr, Richard, N.C., E1392
Castle, Michael N., Del., E1398
Collins, Mac, Ga., E1394
Conyers, John, Jr., Mich., E1391
Costello, Jerry F., Ill., E1405
Davis, Danny K., Ill., E1401
Diaz-Balart, Lincoln, Fla., E1402
Dingell, John D., Mich., E1400
Dreier, David, Calif., E1403
Filner, Bob, Calif., E1405
Flake, Jeff, Ariz., E1399
Gallegly, Elton, Calif., E1394
Holt, Rush D., N.J., E1404
Hulshof, Kenny C., Mo., E1401
Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E1404
King, Steve, Iowa, E1394
Kirk, Mark Steven, Ill., E1397
Kucinich, Dennis J., Ohio, E1396, E1400
Lantos, Tom, Calif., E1391
McCarthy, Carolyn, N.Y., E1398, E1399
Matsui, Robert T., Calif., E1404
Moran, Jerry, Kansas, E1407
Norwood, Charlie, Ga., E1402
Ortiz, Solomon P., Tex., E1391
Pitts, Joseph R., Pa., E1394
Porter, Jon C., Nev., E1393
Price, David E., N.C., E1393
Quinn, Jack, N.Y., E1396
Regula, Ralph, Ohio, E1397
Rogers, Mike, Ala., E1402
Ross, Mike, Ark., E1406
Schiff, Adam B., Calif., E1394
Sessions, Pete, Tex., E1395
Solis, Hilda L., Calif., E1403
Thornberry, Mac, Tex., E1393
Towns, Edolphus, N.Y., E1393
Udall, Mark, Colo., E1399
Waxman, Henry A., Calif., E1397
Wilson, Joe, S.C., E1391, E1392
Woolsey, Lynn C., Calif., E1406 



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