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                                           Wednesday, July 21, 2004

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate passed S. 2677, U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement 
      Implementation Act.
      House Committees ordered reported 27 sundry measures.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S8495-S8575
Measures Introduced: Fifteen bills and four resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 2701-2715, S. Res. 413-414, and S. Con. Res. 
129-130.
  Pages S8548-49
Measures Passed:
  U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act: By 85 yeas to 
13 nays (Vote No. 159), Senate passed S. 2677, a bill to implement the 
United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement.
  Pages S8506-16
  Cape Town Treaty Implementation Act: Committee on Commerce, Science, 
and Transportation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 
4226, to amend title 49, United States Code, to make certain conforming 
changes to provisions governing the registration of aircraft and the 
recordation of instruments in order to implement the Convention on 
International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the Protocol to the 
Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters 
Specific to Aircraft Equipment, known as the ``Cape Town Treaty'', and 
the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                             Page S8569
  Emergency Food and Shelter Act: Senate passed S. 2249, to amend the 
Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act to provide for emergency 
food and shelter.
  Page S8569
  Recognizing Warsaw Uprising: Committee on the Judiciary was 
discharged from further consideration of S. Con. Res. 125, recognizing 
the 60th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising during World War II, and 
the resolution was then agreed to.
  Page S8569
  Human Trafficking and Slavery: Senate agreed to S. Res. 414, 
encouraging States to consider adopting comprehensive legislation to 
combat human trafficking and slavery and recognizing the many efforts 
made to combat human trafficking and slavery.
  Pages S8569-72
  Blakely v. Washington Decision: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 130, 
expressing the sense of Congress that the Supreme Court of the United 
States should act expeditiously to resolve the confusion and 
inconsistency in the Federal criminal justice system caused by its 
decision in Blakely v. Washington.
  Pages S8572-74
Nomination: Senate continued consideration of the nomination of Henry 
W. Saad, of Michigan, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth 
Circuit.
  Pages S8516-35
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the nomination at approximately 10:30 a.m., on 
Thursday, July 22, 2004, with the time until 11 a.m., equally divided 
by the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on the Judiciary; 
following which, Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on 
the nomination.
Page S8574
Nomination: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Richard A. 
Griffin, of Michigan, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth 
Circuit.
  Pages S8535-36
  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, and pursuant to the unanimous-consent agreement of July 21, 
2004, a vote on cloture will occur on Thursday, July 22, 2004. 
                                                             Page S8536

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Nomination: Senate began consideration of the nomination of David W. 
McKeague, of Michigan, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth 
Circuit.
  Pages S8535-36
  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, and pursuant to the unanimous-consent agreement of July 21, 
2004, a vote on cloture will occur on Thursday, July 22, 2004. 
                                                             Page S8536
Treaty Approved: The following treaty having passed through its various 
parliamentary stages, up to and including the presentation of the 
resolution of ratification, upon division, two-thirds of the Senators 
present and having voted in the affirmative, the resolution of 
ratification was agreed to:
  Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and 
Protocol to Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment 
with declarations (Treaty Doc. 108-10).
Page S8568
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  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.
  Thomas Fingar, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State 
(Intelligence and Research).
  Robert Clark Corrente, of Rhode Island, to be United States Attorney 
for the District of Rhode Island for the term of four years. 
                                                             Page S8575
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Lloyd O. Pierson, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Administrator of 
the United States Agency for International Development.
  Lloyd O. Pierson, an Assistant Administrator of the United States 
Agency for International Development, to be a Member of the Board of 
Directors of the African Development Foundation for a term expiring 
September 22, 2009.
  1 Air Force nomination in the rank of general.
  4 Army nominations in the rank of general.
  1 Navy nomination in the rank of admiral.
Pages S8574-75
Messages From the House:
  Page S8541
Measures Placed on Calendar:
  Page S8541
Measures Read First Time:
  Page S8542
Executive Communications:
  Pages S8542-44
Petitions and Memorials:
  Pages S8544-48
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S8548
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S8549-50
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S8550-66
Additional Statements:
  Pages S8539-41
Authority for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S8566-68
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--159) 
                                                             Page S8510
Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m., and adjourned at 6:16 p.m., 
until 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, July 22, 2004. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S8574.)


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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
NOMINATIONS:
Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing 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 for Financial Management and 
Comptroller, who was introduced by Senator Roberts, and Representatives 
Hobson, and Jerry Lewis, after the nominees testified and answered 
questions in their own behalf.
NMS AND MARKET STRUCTURE
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded a 
hearing to examine regulation of the national market system and 
developments in market structure, focusing on proposals to modernize 
the national market system to improve the regulatory structure of U.S. 
equity markets, after receiving testimony from William H. Donaldson, 
Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Robert Greifeld, 
NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc., David F. Harris, American Stock Exchange, 
LLC, Edward J. Nicoll, Instinet Group, Inc., and John Thain, New York 
Stock Exchange, Inc., all of New York, New York; and Gerald D. Putnam, 
Archipelago Holdings, LLC, Chicago, Illinois.
PUBLIC LANDS/NATIONAL FORESTS
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Public Lands 
and Forests concluded a

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hearing 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, after receiving testimony from Senator Boxer; 
Representative Thomas; Mark Rey, Under Secretary of Agriculture for 
Natural Resources and Environment Minerals; Chad Calvert, Assistant 
Secretary of the Interior for Lands and Minerals Management; Art Pope, 
Northwest Youth Corps, Eugene, Oregon; John Woolley, Humboldt County 
Supervisor, Eureka, California; and Don Amador, BlueRibbon Coalition, 
Inc., Oakley, California.
TAX GAP
Committee on Finance: Committee held a hearing to examine bridging the 
difference between what taxpayers pay voluntarily and what they are 
supposed to pay, focusing on increasing the effectiveness of the 
Internal Revenue Service, simplifying the tax administration system, 
the ``underground economy'', tax shelters, and ways that data sharing 
and analysis may enhance tax compliance and improve immigration 
eligibility decisions, receiving testimony from Raymond T. Wagner Jr., 
Member, Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board, Pamela J. Gardiner, 
Acting Inspector General for Tax Administration, Mark W. Everson, 
Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Nina E. Olson, National Taxpayer 
Advocate, Taxpayer Advocate Service, Internal Revenue Service, all of 
the Department of the Treasury; Michael Brostek, Director, Strategic 
Issues, Government Accountability Office; Nicholas P. Godici, 
Commissioner for Patents, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Department 
of Commerce; Robert M. Morgenthau, District Attorney of New York 
County, New York, New York; Debbie Langsea, California Franchise Tax 
Board, Sacramento; Joseph Bankman, Stanford Law School, Stanford, 
California; Dale Brown, Incline Village, Nevada; and an anonymous 
witness.
  Hearings recessed subject to the call.
MULTILATERAL DEVELOPMENT BANK
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine United States efforts to prevent, detect, and punish corruption 
associated with development assistance provided by the Multilateral 
Development Banks, focusing on the United States Department of 
Treasury's role and internal efforts, after receiving testimony from 
John B. Taylor, Under Secretary of the Treasury for International 
Affairs; Richard Thornburgh, Kirkpatrick and Lockhart, former United 
States Attorney General, and Kimberly Ann Elliott, Institute for 
International Economics, all of Washington, DC; and Guido Penzhorn; 
Durban Bar, Durban, South Africa.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Governmental Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported 
the following business items:
  S. 1230, to provide for additional responsibilities for the Chief 
Information Officer of the Department of Homeland Security relating to 
geospatial information, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute;
  S. 2347, to amend the District of Columbia College Access Act of 1999 
to permanently authorize the public school and private school tuition 
assistance programs established under the Act, with an amendment;
  H.R. 4012, to amend the District of Columbia College Access Act of 
1999 to reauthorize for five additional years the public school and 
private school tuition assistance programs established under the Act;
  S. 2409, to provide for continued health benefits coverage for 
certain Federal employees, with an amendment;
  S. 2628, to amend chapter 23 of title 5, United States Code, to 
clarify the disclosures of information protected from prohibited 
personnel practices, require a statement in nondisclosure policies, 
forms, and agreements that such policies, forms, and agreements conform 
with certain disclosure protections, provide certain authority for the 
Special Counsel;
  S. 2536, to enumerate the responsibilities of the Officer for Civil 
Rights and Civil Liberties of the Department of Homeland Security, to 
require the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security to 
designate a senior official to investigate civil rights complaints, 
with an amendment;
  S. 2635, to establish an intergovernmental grant program to identify 
and develop homeland security information, equipment, capabilities, 
technologies,

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and services to further the homeland security of the United States and 
to address the homeland security needs of Federal, State, and local 
governments, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 2657, to amend part III of title 5, United States Code, to provide 
for the establishment of programs under which supplemental dental and 
vision benefits are made available to Federal employees, retirees, and 
their dependents, to expand the contracting authority of the Office of 
Personnel Management;
  S. 2639, to reauthorize the Congressional Award Act;
  S. 2275, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 101 et 
seq.) to provide for homeland security assistance for high-risk 
nonprofit organizations, with amendments;
  S. 593, to ensure that a Federal employee who takes leave without pay 
in order to perform service as a member of the uniformed services or 
member of the National Guard shall continue to receive pay in an amount 
which, when taken together with the pay and allowances such individual 
is receiving for such service, will be no less than the basic pay such 
individual would then be receiving if no interruption in employment had 
occurred, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  H.R. 3797, to authorize improvements in the operations of the 
government of the District of Columbia;
  S. 2688, to provide for a report of Federal entities without annually 
audited financial statements;
  S. 2501, 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'';
  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'';
  S. 2640, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 1050 North Hills Boulevard in Reno, Nevada, as the 
``Guardians of Freedom Memorial Post Office Building'' and to authorize 
the installation of a plaque at such site;
  S. 2673, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 1001 Williams Street, Ignacio, Colorado, as the 
``Leonard C. Burch Post Office Building'';
  S. 2682, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 222 West 8th Street, Durango, Colorado, as the ``Ben 
Nighthorse Campbell Post Office Building'';
  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. 4222, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 550 Nebraska Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas, as the 
``Newell George Post Office Building'';
  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
  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.
NATIVE AMERICAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee concluded 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, after receiving testimony from 
David W. Anderson, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian 
Affairs; Mark F. Brown, Mohegan Indian Tribe, Uncasville, Connecticut; 
Julie Kitka, Alaska Federation of Natives, Anchorage, Alaska; Chester 
Carl, National American Indian Housing Council, Washington, D.C.; 
Haunani Apoliona, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Honolulu, Hawaii; and 
Katherine A. Spilde, Harvard University Project on American Indian 
Economic Development, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
following bills:
  S. 2301, to improve the management of Indian fish and wildlife and 
gathering resources, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute; 
and
  S. 2382, to establish grant programs for the development of 
telecommunications capacities in Indian country, with an amendment in 
the nature of a substitute.
  Also, committee approved the motion to authorize the issuance of 
subpoenas by the Chairman and grant the Chairman and Vice Chairman the 
authority to issue additional subpoenas during the period of July 23, 
2004 through September 7, 2004, pursuant to In re Tribal Lobbying 
Matters, et al. inquiry.
INDIAN HEALTH CARE IMPROVEMENT ACT
Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee concluded an oversight hearing 
to examine the proposed reauthorization of the Indian Health Care 
Improvement Act, after receiving testimony from Representative

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Hayworth; Tommy G. Thompson, Secretary of Health and Human Services, 
and Charles Grim, Director of the Indian Health Service, each of the 
Department of Health and Human Services.
RADIATION EXPOSURE COMPENSATION
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded an oversight hearing to 
examine the Radiation Exposure Compensation Program, focusing on 
compensation to individuals, or their surviving beneficiaries, who 
contracted certain specified cancers or other specified serious 
diseases as a possible result of their exposure to radiation, after 
receiving testimony from Jeffrey S. Bucholtz, Deputy Assistant Attorney 
General for the Civil Division, and Dianne Spellberg, Acting Director, 
Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Program, both of the Department of 
Justice; Rita Torres, Surprise, Arizona; Jeffrey Thompson, 
Jacksonville, Arkansas; and Helen Bandley Houghton, San Antonio, Texas.


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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Measures Introduced: 11 public bills, H.R. 4879-4889; 2 private bills, 
H.R. 4890-4891; and 3 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 476, and H. Res. 736-
737, were introduced.
  Pages H6555-57
Additional Cosponsors:
  Page H6557
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H. Res. 734, providing for consideration of H.R. 3313, to amend title 
28, United States Code, to limit Federal court jurisdiction over 
questions under the Defense of Marriage Act (H. Rept. 108-623);
  H. Res. 735, waiving points of order against the conference report to 
accompany the bill (H.R. 4613) making appropriations for the Department 
of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005 (H. Rept. 108-
624);
  H.R. 112, to amend title 28, United States Code, to provide for an 
additional place of holding court in the District of Colorado (H. Rept. 
108-625);
  H.R. 4646, to amend title 28, United States Code, to provide for the 
holding of Federal district court in Plattsburgh, New York, amended (H. 
Rept. 108-626); and
  H.R. 4842, to implement the United States-Morocco Free Trade 
Agreement (H. Rept. 108-627).
  H. Res. 738, providing for consideration of H.R. 4842 to implement 
the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (H. Rept. 108-628);
  H. Res. 739, 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. 108-629); and
  H. Res. 740, waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with 
respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported to the 
Committee on Rules (H. Rept. 108-630).
Page H6555
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he 
appointed Representative Kirk to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H6445
Chaplain: The prayer was offered today by Rev. James Patterson, Pastor 
Emeritus, Lakewood United Methodist Church in Erie, Pennsylvania. 
                                                             Page H6445
Military Construction Appropriations Act for FY05: The House began 
consideration of 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. 
Further consideration will resume at a later date.
  Pages H6460-69
  Agreed to H. Res. 732, the rule providing for consideration of the 
bill by a recorded vote of 212 ayes to 211 noes, Roll No. 401, after 
agreeing to order the previous question by a yea-and-nay vote of 217 
yeas to 197 nays, Roll No. 400.
Pages H6449-57, H6458-59
Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2004--Conference Report: 
The House agreed to the conference report on H.R. 2443, to authorize 
appropriations for fiscal years 2004 and 2005 for the United States 
Coast Guard, by a yea-and-nay vote of 425 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 404. 
                                               Pages H6469-75, H6495-96
  H. Res. 730, the rule providing for consideration of the conference 
report was agreed to by a voice vote.
Pages H6457-58
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Recognizing the 35th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing: 
Debated on Tuesday, July 20: H. Res. 723, recognizing the 35th 
anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote 
of 416 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 402;
  Pages H6459-60

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  Bob Michel Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic 
Designation Act: Debated on Tuesday, July 20: H.R. 4608, to name the 
Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic located in Peoria, 
Illinois, as the ``Bob Michel Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient 
Clinic'', by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 407 yeas with none voting 
``nay'', Roll No. 403;
  Page H6460
  Amending the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to simplify the taxation 
of businesses: H.R. 4840, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to 
simplify the taxation of businesses, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 424 
ayes with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 405;
  Pages H6475-83, H6497
  Amending the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to simplify certain tax 
rules for individuals: H.R. 4841, amended, to amend the Internal 
Revenue Code of 1986 to simplify certain tax rules for individuals; 
                                                         Pages H6483-89
  Military Housing Improvement Act of 2004: H.R. 4879, to increase the 
military housing private investment cap, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 
423 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 406; 
                                                  Pages H6489-95, H6498
  Supporting the goals of National Marina Day: H. Res. 647, supporting 
the goals of National Marina Day and urging marinas to continue 
providing environmentally friendly gateways to boating; 
                                                      Pages H6498-H6500
  Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building and United States Courthouse 
Building Designation Act: H.R. 3884, to designate the Federal building 
and United States courthouse located at 615 East Houston Street in San 
Antonio, Texas, as the ``Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building and United 
States Courthouse'';
  Pages H6500-02
  Judge William B. Bryant Annex to the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal 
Building and United States Courthouse Building Designation Act: H.R. 
4294, amended, to designate the annex to the E. Barrett Prettyman 
Federal Building and United States Courthouse located at 333 
Constitution Ave. Northwest in Washington, District of Columbia, as the 
``Judge William B. Bryant Annex to the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal 
Building and United States Courthouse'';
  Pages H6502-03
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: to designate the annex to 
the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Building and United States Courthouse 
located at 333 Constitution Avenue Northwest in the District of 
Columbia as the ``William B. Bryant Annex''.
Page H6503
  North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004: H.R. 4011, amended, to promote 
human rights and freedom in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea; 
and
  Pages H6508-15
  Amending the Millennium Challenge Act of 2003: H.R. 4660, amended, 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.
  Pages H6518-19
Suspensions--Proceedings Postponed: The House completed debate on the 
following measures under suspension of the rules. Further debate will 
continue on Thursday, July 22.
  Commercial Aviation MANPADS Defense Act of 2004: H.R. 4056, amended, 
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;
  Pages H6503-08
  Urging the Government of the Republic of Belarus to ensure a 
democratic election process for its elections in the Fall of 2004: 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;
  Pages H6515-18
  Celebrating 10 years of majority rule in the Republic of South 
Africa: 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; and
  Pages H6519-21
  Recognizing the importance in history of the 150th anniversary of the 
establishment of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Japan: 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;
  Pages H6521-23
  Condemning the attack on the AMIA Jewish Community Center in Buenos 
Aires, Argentina in July 1994: H. Con. Res. 469, condemning the attack 
on the AMIA Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in July 
1994; and
  Pages H6523-25
  Declaring genocide in Darfur, Sudan: H. Con. Res. 467, amended, 
declaring genocide in Darfur, Sudan.
  Pages H6525-36
  Member Sworn--1st District, North Carolina: Representative-elect G.K. 
Butterfield presented himself in the well of the House and was 
administered the Oath of Office by the Speaker. Earlier the Minority 
Leader asked unanimous consent that the

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Oath of Office be administered today after the Clerk of the House 
transmitted the unofficial results of the Special Election held on July 
20, 2004 from Gary O. Bartlett, Executive Director, North Carolina 
State Board of Elections, State of North Carolina.
  Pages H6496-97
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page 
H6445.
Senate Referral: S. 2700 was held at the desk.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Six yea-and-nay votes and one recorded vote 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H6458, 
H6458-59, H6459-60, H6460, H6495-96, H6497, and H6498. There were no 
quorum calls.
Recess: The House recessed at 11:38 p.m. and reconvened at 7:42 a.m. on 
Thursday, July 22.
  Page H6553
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 7:44 a.m. on 
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Committee Meetings
FEDERAL CROP INSURANCE SYSTEM
Committee on Agriculture: Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and 
Risk Management held a hearing to review the Federal Crop Insurance 
System. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the USDA: 
Keith Collins, Chairman, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation; and Ross 
Davidson, Administrator, Risk Management Agency.
ARMY TRANSFORMATION
Committee on Armed Services: Continued hearings on Army Transformation: 
Implications for the Future, II. Testimony was heard from GEN Peter J. 
Schoomaker, USA, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army.
SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land 
Forces held a hearing on Small Business Innovation and Technology. 
Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION FOR THE FUTURE ACT
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Ordered reported, as amended, 
H.R. 4496, Vocational and Technical Education for the Future Act.
METHYL BROMIDE
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy and Air 
Quality held a hearing entitled ``Methyl Bromide: Update on Achieving 
the Requirements of the Clean Air Act and Montreal Protocol.'' 
Testimony was heard from Claudia McMurray, Deputy Assistant Secretary, 
Environment, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and 
Scientific Affairs, Department of State; Jeffrey R. Holmstead, 
Assistant Administrator, Air and Radiation, EPA; the following 
officials of the USDA: Rodney J. Brown, Deputy Under Secretary, 
Research, Education and Economics; and Burleson Smith, Director, Pest 
Management Policy; and public witnesses.
DIGITAL TELEVISION TRANSITION
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Telecommunications 
and the Internet held a hearing entitled ``The Digital Television 
Transition: What We Can Learn from Berlin.'' Testimony was heard from 
Mark Goldstein, Director, Physical Infrastructure, GAO; and public 
witnesses.
MONETARY POLICY AND THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY
Committee on Financial Services: Held a hearing on Monetary Policy and 
the State of the Economy. Testimony was heard from Alan Greenspan, 
Chairman, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System.
``SHELL GAMES: CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND ACCOUNTING FOR OIL AND GAS 
RESERVES''
Committee on Financial Services: Held a hearing entitled ``Shell Games: 
Corporate Governance and Accounting for Oil and Gas Reserves.'' 
Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Government Reform: Ordered reported the following 
measures: H.R. 2449, amended, Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission 
Act; H.R. 2528, amended, Hudson-Fulton-Champlain 400th Commemoration 
Commission Act of 2003; H.R. 4324, To amend title 5, United States 
Code, to eliminate the provisions limiting certain election 
opportunities available to individuals participating in the Thrift 
Savings Plan; H.R. 4556, To designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 1115 South Clinton Avenue in Dunn, North 
Carolina, as the ``General William Carey Lee Post Office Building;'' 
H.R. 4618, To designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 10 West Prospect Street in Nanuet, New York, as the 
``Anthony I. Lombardi Memorial Post Office Building;'' H.R. 4632, To 
designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 
19504 Linden Boulevard in St. Albans, New York, as the ``Archie Spigner 
Post Office Building;'' H.R. 4657, District of Columbia Retirement 
Protection Improvement Act of 2004; S. 2415, to designate the facility 
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United States Postal Service located at 4141 Postmark Drive, Anchorage, 
Alaska as the Robert J. Opinsky Post Office Building;'' H. Res. 695, 
Expressing the condolences of the House of Representatives to the 
family and friends of Mattie Stepanek on his passing, and honoring the 
life of Mattie Stepanek for his braveness, generosity of spirit, and 
efforts to raise awareness of muscular dystrophy; and H. Res. 717, 
Honoring former President William Jefferson Clinton on the occasion of 
his 58th birthday.
CIO'S ROLE IN IT INVESTMENT OVERSIGHT AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Technology, Information 
Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and the Census held a hearing 
entitled ``Where's the CIO? The Role, Responsibility and Challenge for 
Federal Chief Information Officers in IT Investment Oversight and 
Information Management.'' Testimony was heard from the following 
officials of the OMB: Clay Johnson, III, Deputy Director, Management; 
and Karen Evans, Administrator, Office of E-Government and Information 
Technology; David Powner, Director, Information Technology Management 
Issues; Kimberly Nelson, Assistant Administrator, Environmental 
Information, and Chief Information Officer, EPA; Steven Cooper, Chief 
Information Officer, Department of Homeland Security; Vance Hitch, 
Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Information Resources Management and 
Chief Information Officer, Department of Justice; Ira Hobbs, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary, Information Systems and Chief Information Officer, 
Department of the Treasury; and public witnesses.
HIV/AIDS IN ASIA
Committee on International Relations: Subcommittee on Asia and the 
Pacific held a hearing on HIV/AIDS in Asia. Testimony was heard from 
public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on the Judiciary: Ordered reported the following measures: H. 
Res. 700, adversely, as amended, Directing the Attorney General to 
transmit to the House of Representatives documents in the possession of 
the Attorney General relating to the treatment of prisoners and 
detainees in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo Bay; H.R. 4646, amended, 
To amend title 28, United States Code, to provide for the holding of 
Federal district court in Plattsburgh, New York; H.R. 112, To amend 
title 28, United States Code, to provide for an additional place of 
holding court in the District of Columbia; and H.R. 4586, amended, 
Family Movie Act of 2004.
OVERSIGHT--ADMINISTRATION OF LARGE BUSINESS BANKRUPTCY REORGANIZATIONS
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Commercial and 
Administrative Law held an oversight hearing on the Administration of 
Large Business Bankruptcy Reorganizations: Has Competition for Big 
Cases Corrupted the Bankruptcy System? Testimony was heard from Roberta 
A. DeAngelis, Acting United States Trustee--Region 3, Executive Office 
for United States Trustees, U.S. Trustee Program, Department of 
Justice; and public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES; GUAM WAR CLAIMS COMMISSION REPORT
Committee on Resources: Ordered reported, as amended, 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.
  The Committee also held an oversight hearing on the Guam War Claims 
Commission Report. Testimony was heard from David Cohen, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary, Insular Affairs, Department of the Interior; 
Mauricio J. Tamargo, Chairman, Guam War Claims Review Commission, 
Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, Department of Justice; Kaleo 
Moylan, Lt. Gov., Guam; and former Delegate Ben Garrido Blaz, Guam.
MARRIAGE PROTECTION ACT
Committee on Rules: The Committee granted, by a vote of 7 to 3, a 
closed rule providing ninety minutes of debate on H.R. 3313, Marriage 
Protection Act of 2004, in the House equally divided and controlled by 
the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the 
Judiciary. The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a 
substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in 
the bill shall be considered as adopted. The rule provides one motion 
to recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was heard from 
Chairman Sensenbrenner and Representatives Stearns, Nadler and Jackson-
Lee of Texas.
CONFERENCE REPORT--DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS FISCAL YEAR 
2005
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a rule waiving all points 
of order against the conference report to accompany H.R. 4613, making 
appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2005, and against its consideration. The rule provides 
that the conference report shall be considered as read. Testimony was 
heard from Representatives Lewis of California and Murtha.

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U.S.-MOROCCO FREE TRADE AGREEMENT IMPLEMENTATION ACT
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a closed rule providing 2 
hours of debate in the House on H.R. 4842, United States-Morocco Free 
Trade Agreement Implementation Act, equally divided and controlled by 
the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and 
Means. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the 
bill. The rule provides that pursuant to section 151(f)(2) of the Trade 
Act of 1974, the previous question shall be considered as ordered on 
the bill to final passage without intervening motion. Section 2 of the 
resolution provides that during consideration of the bill, 
notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may 
postpone further consideration of the bill to a time designated by the 
Speaker. Testimony w as heard from Representative English.
SAME DAY CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION REPORTED BY RULES COMMITTEE 
PROVIDING EXTENSION OF HIGHWAY PROGRAMS
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a resolution 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 July 22, 
2004, providing for consideration of a bill 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.
SAME DAY CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION REPORTED BY RULES COMMITTEE 
PROVIDING CONSIDERATION OF A CONFERENCE REPORT ACCOMPANYING IRC 
AMENDMENTS--ACCELERATE INCREASE IN REFUNDABILITY OF CHILD TAX CREDIT
Committee on Rules: Committee granted, by voice vote, a resolution 
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 July 22, 2004, providing for consideration or 
disposition of a conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 1308) to 
amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to accelerate the increase in 
the refundability of the child tax credit, and for other purposes.
CYBERSECURITY EDUCATION
Committee on Science: Held a hearing on Cybersecurity Education--
Meeting the Needs of Technology Workers and Employers. Testimony was 
heard from 2LT David Aparicio, USAF, Electrical Engineer, Air Force 
Research Laboratory Information Directorate, Department of the Air 
Force; and public witnesses.
TAX INCENTIVES FOR HOMELAND SECURITY RELATED EXPENSES
Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Rural Enterprises, 
Agriculture and Technology held a hearing entitled ``Tax Incentives for 
Homeland Security Related Expenses.'' Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Ordered reported the 
following bills: H.R. 784, amended, Water Quality Investment Act of 
2003; H.R. 4470, to amend the Federal 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.
  The Committee also approved the following: GSA Investment and Leasing 
Program resolutions; and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Survey 
resolutions.
VETERANS' LEGISLATION
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Ordered reported the following bills: 
H.R. 4768, amended, Veterans Medical Facilities Management Act of 2004; 
H.R. 4658, amended, Servicemembers Legal Protection Act of 2004; H.R. 
1318, To name the Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in 
Sunnyside, Queens, New York, as the ``Thomas P. Noonan, Jr., Department 
of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic;'' and H.R. 4836, to name the 
Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Amarillo, Texas, as 
the ``Thomas E. Creek Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.''
THIRD PARTY COLLECTIONS PROGRAMS--PATIENT FINANCIAL SERVICES SYSTEM 
IMPLEMENTATION
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing on the VA's progress in its third party 
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implementation of the Patient Financial Services System. Testimony was 
heard from the following officials of the Department of Veterans 
Affairs: Michael L. Staley, Assistant Inspector General, Auditing; 
Robert N. McFarland, Assistant Secretary, Office of Information and 
Technology; Kenneth Ruyle, Chief Business Officer, Veterans Health 
Administration; and Ken Ray, VISN 8 Chief Financial Officer; the 
following officials of the GAO: Cynthia A. Bascetta, Director, Health 
Care--Veterans' Health and Benefits Issues; and McCoy Williams, 
Director, Financial Management and Assurance Team; and public 
witnesses.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER PRIVACY AND IDENTITY THEFT PREVENTION ACT
Committee on Ways and Means: Ordered reported, as amended, H.R. 2971, 
Social Security Number Privacy and Identity Theft Prevention Act of 
2004.
BRIEFING--COUNTERNARCOTICS: LATIN AMERICA AND SOUTHEAST ASIA
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Subcommittee on Human 
Intelligence, Analysis and Counterintelligence met in executive session 
to receive a Briefing: Counternarcotics: Latin America and Southeast 
Asia. The Subcommittee was briefed by departmental witnesses.

Joint Meetings
CAUCASUS RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission): 
Commission met to receive a briefing on the current state of religious 
freedom in the Caucasus due to recent events in Azerbaijan, Armenia and 
Georgia from Paul Crego, Cataloging Specialist, Library of Congress; 
Eric Rassbach, Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, Washington, D.C.; 
Andre Carbonneau, Jehovah's Witnesses, Montreal, Canada.


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                    COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

                             JULY 22, 2004

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and 
Human Services, and Education, to hold hearings to examine 
activities and funding issues of the Appalachian Council and Working 
for America Institute, 9:30 a.m., SD-192.
  Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine the 
Department of the Army Inspector General Report on Detention 
Operation Doctrine and Training, 9:30 a.m., SH-216.
  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to continue 
hearings to examine regulation NMS and developments in market 
structure, 10 a.m., SD-538.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: business 
meeting to consider pending calendar business, 9:30 a.m., SR-253.
  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: 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: to hold hearings to examine the rule of 
higher education financing in strengthening U.S. competitiveness in 
a global economy, 10 a.m., SD-215.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine the 
current situation in Iraq post-transition, 9:30 a.m., SD-419.
  Committee on Governmental Affairs: 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.
  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: to hold 
hearings to examine preparations for possible future terrorist 
attacks, 10 a.m., SD-430.
  Committee on Judiciary: business meeting to consider pending 
calendar business, 9:30 a.m., SD-226.
  Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine S. 2560, to amend 
chapter 5 of title 17, United States Code, relating to inducement of 
copyright infringement, 2 p.m., SD-226.
  Select Committee on Intelligence:to hold hearings to examine 
intelligence reform, 2:30 p.m., SH-216.


                                 House

  Committee on Agriculture, to mark up H.R. 4576, Food Promotion Act 
of 2004, 9:30 a.m., 1300 Longworth.
  Subcommittee on Livestock and Horticulture, hearing to review the 
USDA's National Animal Identification System, 1 p.m., 1300 
Longworth.
  Committee on Appropriations, to mark up the following 
appropriations for fiscal year 2005: VA, HUD and Independent 
Agencies; and Transportation, Treasury and Independent Agencies, 10 
a.m., 2359 Rayburn.

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  Committee on Armed Services, 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.
  Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, hearing on Space Cadre/Space 
Professionals, 2 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Budget, 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, 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, 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.
  Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``Health Information 
Technology: Improving Quality and Value of Patient Care,'' 2 p.m., 
2322 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled 
``Problems with the E-rate Program: Waste, Fraud, and Abuse Concerns 
in the Wiring of Our Nation's Schools to the Internet,'' 10:30 a.m., 
2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services, hearing entitled ``Sarbanes-
Oxley: Two Years of Market and Investor Recovery,'' 10 a.m., 2128 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Government Reform, hearing entitled ``Contracting and 
the Rebuilding of Iraq: Part IV,'' 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  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.
  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 House Administration, hearing on H.R. 4863, To 
establish the Commission to Establish the National Museum of the 
American Latino to develop a plan of action for the establishment 
and maintenance with the Smithsonian Institution of the National 
Museum of the American Latino in Washington, D.C., 1:30 p.m., 1310 
Longworth.
  Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, 
hearing on The Democratic Republic of Congo Peace Accords: One Year 
Later, 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Committee on Resources, 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 Small Business, Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform and 
Oversight, hearing Small Business Liability Reform, 2 p.m., 311 
Cannon.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on 
Water Resources and Environment, oversight hearing on Comprehensive 
Everglades Restoration Plan--The First Major Projects, 12 p.m., 2167 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs, 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, Subcommittee on Health, hearing on 
Electronic Prescribing, 1 p.m., B-318 Rayburn.
  Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Subcommittee on 
Technical and Tactical Intelligence, executive, Briefing: 
Technological Superiority in the Intelligence Community, 2 p.m., H-
405 Capitol.
  Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security, executive, 
Briefing: Threats to the National Conventions and the Olympics, 9 
a.m., H-405 Capitol.
  Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security, executive, 
Briefing: Port Security, 10 a.m., H-405 Capitol.


                             Joint Meetings

  Conference: meeting of conferees on H.R. 3550, to authorize funds 
for Federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, and transit 
programs, 11 a.m., 2167 RHOB.
  Joint Economic Committee: 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
                      9:30 a.m., Thursday, July 22

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Thursday: After the transaction of morning business for 
statements only (not to extend beyond 60 minutes), Senate will continue 
consideration of the nominations of Henry W. Saad, of Michigan, to be a 
United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit, with a vote on the 
motion to invoke cloture on the nomination to occur at approximately 11 
a.m.; following which, Senate will vote on the motions to invoke 
cloture on the nominations of Richard A. Griffin, of Michigan, and 
David W. McKeague, of Michigan, each to be a United States Circuit 
Judge for the Sixth Circuit, respectively.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                       10 a.m., Thursday, July 22

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Thursday: Consideration of H.R. 3313, Marriage Protection 
Act of 2003 (closed rule, 90 minutes of debate).
  Rolled votes on Suspensions considered on Tuesday, July 19, and 
Wednesday, July 21.
  Rolled vote on Stenholm motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 1308. 


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