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                                              Wednesday, October 6, 2004

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate passed S. 2845, National Intelligence Reform Act.
      Senate and House agreed to the Conference Report to accompany H.R. 
      4850, District of Columbia Appropriations Act.
      The House passed H.R. 5212, Further Supplemental Appropriations for 
      Disaster Relief.


                                  Senate

Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S10469-S10613
Measures Introduced: Eleven bills and four resolutions were introduced, as 
follows: S. 2899-2909, S. Res. 448-450, and S. Con. Res. 141.
  Page S10568
Measures Passed:
  Trademarks: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further 
consideration of S. 2796, to clarify that service marks, collective marks, 
and certification marks are entitled to the same protections, rights, and 
privileges of trademarks, and the bill was then passed.
  Page S10488
  Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act: Senate passed H.R. 1417, to 
amend title 17, United States Code, to replace copyright arbitration royalty 
panels with Copyright Royalty Judges, after agreeing to the committee 
amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendment 
proposed thereto:
  Pages S10488-S10504
  Collins (for Hatch/Leahy) Amendment No. 3975, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Page S10504
  Public Works and Economic Development Act Reauthorization: Senate passed 
S. 1134, to reauthorize and improve the program authorized by the Public 
Works and Economic Development Act of 1965, after agreeing to the committee 
amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendment 
proposed thereto:
  Pages S10504-12
  Collins (for Inhofe) Amendment No. 3976, in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                                 Page S10512
  National Intelligence Reform Act: By 96 yeas to 2 nays (Vote No. 199), 
Senate passed S. 2845, to reform the intelligence community and the 
intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States 
Government, after taking action on the following amendments proposed 
thereto:
  Pages S10476-88, S10512-43
Adopted:
  Stevens Modified Amendment No. 3840, to modify the discharge of the 
milestone decision authority with respect to the acquisition of major 
systems for intelligence programs of the Department of Defense. 
                                                             Pages S10476-78
  Stevens Modified Amendment No. 3830, to modify certain provisions relating 
to the Central Intelligence Agency.
Pages S10476-78
  Stevens Modified Amendment No. 3882, to improve the provisions relating to 
the Inspector General of the National Intelligence Authority. 
                                                             Pages S10476-78
  By a unanimous vote of 98 yeas (Vote No. 198), Roberts Modified Amendment 
No. 3742, to clarify the continuing applicability of section 504 of the 
National Security Act of 1947 to the obligation and expenditure of funds 
appropriated for the intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the 
United States.
Pages S10476, S10485-86
  Leahy/Grassley Amendment No. 3945, to require Congressional oversight of 
translators employed and contracted for by the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation.
Pages S10476, S10486-87
  Reid (for Harkin) Modified Amendment No. 3821, to modify the functions of 
the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.
Pages S10476, S10487
  Collins/Lieberman Amendment No. 3962 (to Amendment No. 3809), to improve 
the amendment.
Pages S10487-88
  Levin Modified Amendment No. 3809, to exempt military personnel from 
certain personnel transfer authorities.
Pages S10476, S10487-88
  Warner Modified Amendment No. 3875, relating to the components of the 
National Intelligence Program.
Pages S10476, S10516-18
  Stevens/Inouye Modified Amendment No. 3827, to strike section 206, 
relating to information sharing.
Pages S10476, S10518-19
  Reid (for Leahy) Modified Amendment No. 3915, to establish criteria for 
placing individuals on the

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consolidated screening watch list of the Terrorist Screening Center. 
                                                     Pages S10476, S10520-21
  Reid (for Leahy) Modified Amendment No. 3916, to strengthen civil 
liberties protections.
Pages S10476, S10521
  Collins (for Frist) Further Modified Amendment No. 3895, to establish the 
National Counterproliferation Center within the National Intelligence 
Authority.
Pages S10476, S10537-40
  Collins (for Frist) Amendment No. 3896, to include certain additional 
Members of Congress among the congressional intelligence committees. 
                                                        Pages S10476, S10540
  Collins/Lieberman Amendment No. 3977, to improve the bill. 
                                                             Pages S10541-43
  Collins (for Ensign) Amendment No. 3978, to authorize the Secretary of 
State to increase the number of consular officers, clarify the 
responsibilities and functions of consular officers, and require the 
Secretary of Homeland Security to increase the number of border patrol 
agents and customs enforcement investigators.
Pages S10541-43
  Collins (for Kyl) Amendment No. 3979, to amend the Immigration and 
Nationality Act to ensure that nonimmigrant visas are not issued to 
individuals with connections to terrorism or who intend to carry out 
terrorist activities in the United States.
Pages S10541-43
  Lieberman (for Schumer) Amendment No. 3980, to require the establishment 
of pilot projects relating to the coordination of information among 
emergency first responders.
Pages S10541-43
  Lieberman (for Conrad) Modified Amendment No. 3837, to require the 
Secretary of Homeland Security to carry out an advanced technology northern 
border security pilot program.
Pages S10541-43
  Collins (for Domenici) Modified Amendment No. 3861, to direct the 
Secretary of Homeland Security to develop and implement a plan for 
continuous surveillance of the Southwest border of the United States by 
remotely piloted aircraft.
Pages S10541-43
  Lieberman (for Sarbanes) Amendment No. 3760, to provide that the Privacy 
and Civil Liberties Oversight Board include in certain reports, any proposal 
that the Board advised against, but actions were taken to implement. 
                                                             Pages S10541-43
  Collins (for Roberts/DeWine) Modified Amendment No. 3924, to require the 
Federal Bureau of Investigation to maintain and update an enterprise 
architecture.
Pages S10541-43
  Lieberman (for Wyden) Modified Amendment No. 3733, to provide a report on 
the use of data to Congress.
Pages S10541-43
  Collins (for Warner) Modified Amendment No. 3880, to provide that the 
personnel policies and programs established by the National Intelligence 
Director shall be consistent with the personnel policies and standards 
applicable to members of the uniformed services.
Pages S10541-43
Withdrawn:
  Kyl Amendment No. 3801, to modify the privacy and civil liberties 
oversight.
Pages S10476, S10481-85
  Levin Amendment No. 3810, to clarify the definition of National 
Intelligence Program.
Pages S10476, S10518
  Stevens Amendment No. 3839, to strike section 201, relating to public 
disclosure of intelligence funding.
Pages S10476, S10519
  Reid (for Leahy) Amendment No. 3913, to address enforcement of certain 
subpoenas.
Pages S10476, S10521
  Warner Amendment No. 3876, to preserve certain authorities and 
accountability in the implementation of intelligence reform. 
                                                        Pages S10476, S10540
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that it be in order 
for the following previously agreed upon amendments to be consolidated into 
one title under the heading: ``9/11 Commission Report Implementation Act'': 
Amendment Numbers: 3942, 3807, 3702, 3774, 3705, 3766, and 3806. 
                                                                 Page S10522
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following 
action:
  McCain/Lieberman Modified Amendment No. 3807, to develop a strategy for 
combining terrorist travel intelligence, operations, and law enforcement, 
previously agreed to on Friday, October 1, 2004, was modified by unanimous-
consent.
Pages S10540-41
  Anabolic Steroid Control Act: Senate passed S. 2195, to amend the 
Controlled Substances Act to clarify the definition of anabolic steroids and 
to provide for research and education activities relating to steroids and 
steroid precursors, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature 
of a substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto: 
                                                             Pages S10606-09
  Frist (for Hatch/Biden) Amendment No. 3982, to make a technical amendment.
                                                                 Page S10609
  Authorizing Legal Representation: Senate agreed to S. Res. 450, to 
authorize testimony and representation in United States v. Daniel Bayly, et 
al.
  Pages S10610-11
  Family Farmer Bankruptcy Relief Act: Committee on the Judiciary was 
discharged from further consideration of S. 2864, to extend for eighteen 
months the period for which chapter 12 of title 11, United States Code, is 
reenacted, and the bill was then passed.
  Page S10611
  National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program: Senate passed H.R. 2608, to 
reauthorize the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, after 
agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S10611-12
  McConnell (for McCain/Nelson) Amendment No. 3983, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Page S10612
  Belarus Democracy Act: Senate passed H.R. 854, to provide for the 
promotion of democracy, human rights, and rule of law in the Republic of 
Belarus

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and for the consolidation and strengthening of Belarus sovereignty and 
independence, clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages S10612-13
Intelligence Committee Reorganization: Senate began consideration of S. Res. 
445, to eliminate certain restrictions on service of a Senator on the Senate 
Select Committee on Intelligence, taking action on the following amendment 
proposed thereto:
  Pages S10543-51
Pending:
  McConnell/Reid/Frist/Daschle Amendment No. 3981, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Pages S10543-51
  A motion was entered to close further debate on McConnell/Reid/Frist/
Daschle Amendment No. 3981, in the nature of a substitute and, in accordance 
with provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a cloture 
vote will occur on Friday, October 8, 2004.
Page S10550
  A motion was entered to close further debate on S. Res. 445 and, in 
accordance with provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, 
a cloture vote will occur on Friday, October 8, 2004.
Page S10551
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the resolution at approximately 10 a.m., on Thursday, 
October 7, 2004.
Page S10555
District of Columbia Appropriations--Conference Report: Senate agreed to the 
conference report to accompany H.R. 4850, making appropriations for the 
government of the District of Columbia and other activities chargeable in 
whole or in part against revenues of said District for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2005, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                             Pages S10609-10
Appointments:
  NATO Parliamentary Assembly: The Chair, on behalf of the Vice President, 
in accordance with 22 U.S.C. 1928a-1928d, as amended, appointed the 
following Senators as members of the Senate Delegation to the NATO 
Parliamentary Assembly during the Second Session of the 108th Congress: 
Senators Grassley, DeWine, Enzi, and Voinovich.
  Page S10606
Nominations Confirmed: Committee on Foreign Relations was discharged from 
further consideration of the following nominations which were then 
confirmed:
  Christopher J. LaFleur, of New York, to be Ambassador to Malaysia.
  B. Lynn Pascoe, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Indonesia.
  Ryan C. Crocker, of Washington, to be Ambassador to the Islamic Republic 
of Pakistan.
  Marcie B. Ries, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to the 
Republic of Albania.
  A routine list in the Department of State.
Pages S10555, S10606
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nomination:
  1 Air Force nomination in the rank of general.
Page S10555
Nominations Withdrawn: Senate received notification of withdrawal of the 
following nomination:
  1 Air Force nomination in the rank of general.
Page S10555
Nominations Discharged: Committee on Foreign Relations was discharged from 
further consideration of the following nominations which were then placed on 
the Executive Calendar:
  Lloyd O. Pierson, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Administrator of the 
United States Agency for International Development, which was sent to the 
Senate on July 21, 2004, from the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
  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, 
which was sent to the Senate on July 21, 2004, from the Senate Committee on 
Foreign Relations.
  Hector E. Morales, of Texas, to be United States Executive Director of the 
Inter-American Development Bank for a term of three years, which was sent to 
the Senate on July 22, 2004, from the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
  Douglas Menarchik, of Texas, to be an Assistant Administrator of the 
United States Agency for International Development, which was sent to the 
Senate on September 8, 2004, from the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
  Catherine Todd Bailey, of Kentucky, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Latvia, which was sent to the Senate on September 8, 2004, from the Senate 
Committee on Foreign Relations.
Pages S10555, S10567
Messages From the House:
  Page S10566
Measures Referred:
  Page S10566
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S10566
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S10568-70
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S10570-87
Additional Statements:
  Pages S10564-66
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S10587-S10605
Authority for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S10605-06
Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--199) 
                                                        Pages S10486, S10543
Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m., and adjourned at 8:01 p.m., until 
9:30 a.m., on Thursday, October 7, 2004. (For Senate's program, see the 
remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S10555.)

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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 Francis J. Harvey, of California, to be Secretary of the 
Army, Richard Greco, Jr., of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of the 
Navy for Financial Management, who was introduced by Senator Brownback, and 
General Gregory S. Martin, USAF, for reappointment to the grade of general 
and to be Commander, United States Pacific Command, after the nominees 
testified and answered questions in their own behalf.
WMD'S
Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the 
report of the Special Advisor to the Director of Central Intelligence for 
Strategy Regarding Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction Programs, after 
receiving testimony from Charles A. Duelfer, Special Advisor to the Director 
of Central Intelligence for Strategy Regarding Iraqi Weapons of Mass 
Destruction Programs; and Brigadier General Joseph J. McMenamin, USMC, 
Commander of the Iraq Survey Group.
NATURAL GAS
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on 
Competition, Foreign Commerce, and Infrastructure concluded a hearing to 
examine issues relating to natural gas, focusing on the domestic supply and 
cost for the approaching peak winter months, after receiving testimony from 
Guy F. Caruso, Administrator, Energy Information Administration, Department 
of Energy; Paul Wilkinson, American Gas Association, and Wenonah Hauter, 
Public Citizen Energy Program, both of Washington, DC; and Gary D. Huss, 
Hudapack Metal Treating, Inc., Elkhorn, Wisconsin, on behalf of the National 
Association of Manufacturers.
CURRENT VISA POLICY
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the 
impact of current visa policy on international students and researchers, 
after receiving testimony from Martin C. Jischke, Purdue University, West 
Lafayette, Indiana; Adam W. Herbert, Indiana University, Bloomington; C.D. 
Mote, Jr., University of Maryland, College Park; Catheryn Cotten, Duke 
University International Office, Durham, North Carolina; Allan E. Goodman, 
Institute of International Education, New York, New York; and Marlene M. 
Johnson, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, and Theodore H. 
Kattouf, AMIDEAST, both of Washington, DC.
EAST ASIA HEALTH PROGRAMS
Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific 
Affairs concluded a hearing to examine neglected diseases in East Asia 
regarding public health programs, focusing on malaria, the Global Fund to 
Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, and the World Health Organization, 
after receiving testimony from Anne Peterson, Assistant Administrator for 
Global Health, U.S. Agency for International Development; Donald R. Roberts, 
Professor, Division of Tropical Public Health, Department of Preventive 
Medicine and Biometrics, Uniformed Services University of the Health 
Sciences; and Robert Desowitz, University of North Carolina School of Public 
Health, Chapel Hill.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee approved the issuance of additional 
subpoenas pursuant to the In re Tribal Lobbying Matters, et al. 
investigation.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
nominations of Robert Allen Pittman, of Florida, to be an Assistant 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Human Resources and Administration), and 
Robert N. Davis, of Florida, Mary J. Schoelen, of the District of Columbia, 
and William A. Moorman, of Virginia, each to be a Judge of the United States 
Court of Appeals for Veterans' Claims.
INTELLIGENCE
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee held closed hearings on 
intelligence matters, receiving testimony from officials of the intelligence 
community.
  Committee recessed subject to call.
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                        House of Representatives

Chamber Action
Measures Introduced: 16 public bills, H.R. 5225-5240; 1 private bill, H.R. 
5241; and 4 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 510, and H. Res. 824-826, were 
introduced.
  Pages H8407-08
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H8408-09
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 4667, to authorize and facilitate hydroelectric power licensing of 
the Tapoco Project (H. Rept. 108-721, Pt. 2);
  H.R. 4887, to adjust the boundary of the Cumberland Island Wilderness, to 
authorize tours of the Cumberland Island National Seashore, amended (H. 
Rept. 108-738);
  H.R. 4984, to provide that the royalty rate on the output from Federal 
lands of potassium and potassium compounds from the mineral sylvite in the 
5-year period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act shall be 
reduced to 1.0 percent (H. Rept. 108-739);
  S. 434, to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to sell or exchange all 
or part of certain parcels of National Forest System land in the State of 
Idaho and use the proceeds derived from the sale or exchange for National 
Forest System purposes (H. Rept. 108-740);
  H.R. 4285, to provide for the conveyance of certain public land in Clark 
County, Nevada, for use as a heliport (H. Rept. 108-741);
  H.R. 4282, to express the policy of the United States regarding the United 
States relationship with Native Hawaiians and to provide a process for the 
recognition by the United States of the Native Hawaiian governing entity (H. 
Rept. 108-742);
  H.R. 3258, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior, in cooperation with 
the University of New Mexico, to construct and occupy a portion of the 
Hibben Center for Archaeological Research at the University of New Mexico, 
amended (H. Rept. 108-743);
  H.R. 3207, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study on 
the preservation and interpretation of the historic sites of the Manhattan 
Project for potential inclusion in the National Park System, amended (H. 
Rept. 108-744);
  H. Res. 556, congratulating the United States Geological Survey on its 
125th Anniversary (H. Rept. 108-745);
  H.R. 5082, to authorize the Secretary of Transportation to award grants to 
public transportation agencies and over-the-road bus operators to improve 
security, amended (H. Rept. 108-746);
  H.R. 775, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the 
diversity immigrant program (H. Rept. 108-747);
  H.R. 3755, to authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to 
insure zero-downpayment mortgages for one-unit residences, amended (H. Rept. 
108-748);
  H.R. 5163, to amend title 49, United States Code, to provide the 
Department of Transportation a more focused research organization with an 
emphasis on innovative technology (H. Rept. 108-749, Pt. 1); and
  H.R. 3242, to ensure an abundant and affordable supply of highly 
nutritious fruits, vegetables, and other specialty crops for American 
consumers and international markets by enhancing the competitiveness of 
United States-grown specialty crops, amended (H. Rept. 108-750, Pt. 1);
  H. Res. 827, providing for consideration H.R. 10, to provide for reform of 
the intelligence community, terrorism prevention and prosecution, border 
security, and international cooperation and coordination (H. Rept. 108-751);
  H. Res. 828, 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. 108-752); and
  H. Res. 829, providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules 
(H. Rept. 108-753).
Page H8407
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative 
Isakson to act as Speaker Pro Tempore for today.
  Page H8171
Chaplain: The prayer was offered today by the Rev. John J. Ryan, Pastor, St. 
Brendan Roman Catholic Church in Ormond Beach, Florida.
  Page H8171
Justice for All Act of 2004: The House passed H.R. 5107, to protect crime 
victims' rights, to eliminate the substantial backlog of DNA samples 
collected from crime scenes and convicted offenders, to improve and expand 
the DNA testing capacity of Federal, State, and local crime laboratories, to 
increase research and development of new DNA testing technologies, to 
develop new training programs regarding the collection and use of DNA 
evidence, to provide post-conviction testing of DNA evidence to exonerate 
the innocent, to improve the performance of counsel in State capital cases, 
by a yea-and-nay vote of 393 yeas to 14 nays, Roll No. 497. 
                                                 Pages H8179-H8204, H8208-09
  Agreed to the Sensenbrenner amendment (printed in H. Rept. 108-737) that 
changes provisions to allow a victim a right to bring a motion to enforce 
the right to be heard in plea, sentence, and parole proceedings. 
                                                           Pages H8195-H8204
  H. Res. 823, the rule providing for consideration of the rule was agreed 
to by voice vote.
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District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 2005--Conference Report: The House 
agreed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 4850, making 
appropriations for the government of the District of Columbia and other 
activities chargeable in whole or in part against the revenues of said 
District for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005, by a yea-and-nay 
vote of 377 yeas to 36 nays, Roll No. 498.
  Pages H8204-08, H8209-10
  H. Res. 822, the rule providing for consideration of the conference report 
was agreed to by voice vote.
Pages H8177-79
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following 
measures:
  Satellite Home Viewer Extension and Reauthorization Act of 2004: H.R. 
4518, amended, to extend the statutory license for secondary transmissions 
under section 119 of title 17, United States Code;
  Pages H8210-24
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: to extend the statutory license 
for secondary transmissions by satellite carriers of transmissions by 
television broadcast stations under title 17, United States Code, and to 
amend the Communications Act of 1934 with respect to such transmissions. 
                                                                  Page H8224
  Water Supply, Reliability, and Environmental Improvement Act: Agree to the 
Senate amendment to H.R. 2828, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to 
implement water supply technology and infrastructure programs aimed at 
increasing and diversifying domestic water resources--clearing the measure 
for the President;
  Pages H8224-35
  Amending the Immigration and Nationality Act with regard to employment 
eligibility: H.R. 4306, amended, to amend section 274A of the Immigration 
and Nationality Act to improve the process for verifying an individual`s 
eligibility for employment;
  Pages H8235-37
  Access to Rural Physicians Improvement Act of 2004: H.R. 4453, amended, to 
improve access to physicians in medically underserved areas; 
                                                              Pages H8237-39
  Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act of 2003: S. 1194, 
amended, to foster local collaborations which will ensure that resources are 
effectively and efficiently used within the criminal and juvenile justice 
systems;
  Pages H8239-45
  Extending certain authority of the Supreme Court Police: S. 2742, to 
extend certain authority of the Supreme Court Police, modify the venue of 
prosecutions relating to the Supreme Court building and grounds, and 
authorize the acceptance of gifts to the United States Supreme Court--
clearing the measure for the President;
  Pages H8245-46
  Honoring the victims of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing on the 
occasion of its 40th anniversary: H. Res. 389, honoring the young victims of 
the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing, recognizing the historical 
significance of the tragic event, and commending the efforts of law 
enforcement personnel to bring the perpetrators of this crime to justice on 
the occasion of its 40th anniversary;
  Pages H8246-50
  Honoring the goals and ideals of National Nurse Practitioners Week: H. 
Con. Res. 500, honoring the goals and ideals of National Nurse Practitioners 
Week;
  Pages H8252-53
  Amending the Public Health Service Act relating to children's hospitals: 
H.R. 5204, to amend section 340E of the Public Health Service Act (relating 
to children`s hospitals) to modify provisions regarding the determination of 
the amount of payments for indirect expenses associated with operating 
approved graduate medical residency training programs;
  Pages H8253-55
  District of Columbia Civil Commitment Modernization Act of 2004: H.R. 
4302, amended, to amend title 21, District of Columbia Official Code, to 
enact the provisions of the Mental Health Civil Commitment Act of 2002 which 
affect the Commission on Mental Health and require action by Congress in 
order to take effect;
  Pages H8257-59
  Federal Workforce Flexibility Act of 2003: S. 129, amended, to provide for 
reform relating to Federal employment;
  Pages H8259-64
  Congratulating Andrew Wojtanik for winning the 16th Annual National 
Geographic Bee: H. Res. 815, congratulating Andrew Wojtanik for winning the 
16th Annual National Geographic Bee, conducted by the National Geographic 
Society;
  Pages H8264-65
  Honoring the communities that received the 2004 All-America City Award: H. 
Con. Res. 464, honoring the 10 communities selected to receive the 2004 All-
America City Award;
  Pages H8265-68
  Leonard C. Burch Post Office Building Designation Act: H.R. 5051, to 
designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1001 
Williams Street in Ignacio, Colorado, as the ``Leonard C. Burch Post Office 
Building'';
  Pages H8268-69
  Adam G. Kinser Post Office Building Designation Act: H.R. 4807, to 
designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 140 
Sacramento Street in Rio Vista, California, as the ``Adam G. Kinser Post 
Office Building'';
  Pages H8269-70
  Robert J. Opinsky Post Office Building Designation Act: S. 2415, to 
designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4141 
Postmark Drive, Anchorage, Alaska, as the ``Robert J. Opinsky Post Office 
Building'';--clearing the measure for the President;
  Page H8270
  Lieutenant General James V. Edmundson Post Office Building Designation 
Act: H.R. 4847, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 560 Bay Isles Road in Longboat

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Key, Florida, as the ``Lieutenant General James V. Edmundson Post Office 
Building'';
  Pages H8271-72
  Bill Monroe Post Office Designation Act: H.R. 4968, to designate the 
facility of the United States Postal Service located at 25 McHenry Street in 
Rosine, Kentucky, as the ``Bill Monroe Post Office'';
  Page H8272
  Lieutenant John F. Finn Post Office Designation Act: H.R. 5053, to 
designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1475 
Western Avenue, Suite 45, in Albany, New York, as the ``Lieutenant John F. 
Finn Post Office'';
  Pages H8272-74
  Congressman Jack Fields Post Office Redesignation Act: H.R. 4232, to 
redesignate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4025 
Feather Lakes Way in Kingwood, Texas, as the ``Congressman Jack Fields Post 
Office'';
  Pages H8274-76
  Irma Rangel Post Office Building Designation Act: H.R. 4829, to designate 
the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 103 East Kleberg 
in Kingsville, Texas, as the ``Irma Rangel Post Office Building''; 
                                                              Pages H8276-78
  Special Olympics Sport and Empowerment Act of 2004: H.R. 5131, to provide 
assistance to Special Olympics to support expansion of Special Olympics and 
development of education programs and a Healthy Athletes Program; 
                                                              Pages H8311-14
  Honoring former President Jimmy Carter on his 80th birthday: H. Res. 798, 
amended, honoring former President James Earl (Jimmy) Carter on the occasion 
of his 80th birthday;
  Pages H8314-17
  Temporarily extending the programs under the Higher Education Act of 1965: 
H.R. 5185, amended, to temporarily extend the programs under the Higher 
Education Act of 1965;
  Pages H8317-19
  Supporting efforts to assist youths in high-risk situations: H. Res. 805, 
supporting efforts to promote greater public awareness of effective runaway 
youth prevention programs and the need for safe and productive alternatives, 
resources, and supports for youth in high-risk situations;
  Pages H8326-28
  Sense of Congress that student travel is a vital component of the 
educational process: H. Con. Res. 131, amended, expressing the sense of the 
Congress that student travel is a vital component of the educational 
process;
  Pages H8328-29
  Supporting the goals and ideals of ``Lights On Afterschool'' programs: H. 
Res. 809, amended, supporting the goals and ideals of ``Lights On 
Afterschool, a national celebration of after-school programs; 
                                                              Pages H8329-30
  Recognizing and supporting efforts to promote greater civic awareness in 
the U.S.: H. Res. 796, recognizing and supporting all efforts to promote 
greater civic awareness among the people of the United States; 
                                                              Pages H8331-37
  Amending the Federal Water Pollution Control Act with regard to the Lake 
Pontchartrain Basin Restoration Program: H.R. 4470, amended, to amend the 
Federal Water Pollution Control Act to extend the authorization of 
appropriations for the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Restoration Program from 
fiscal year 2005 to 2010;
  Pages H8337-38
  Amending the Tijuana River Valley Estuary and Beach Sewage Cleanup Act of 
2000: H.R. 4794, amended, to amend the Tijuana River Valley Estuary and 
Beach Sewage Cleanup Act of 2000 to extend the authorization of 
appropriations;
  Pages H8338-40
  Norman Y. Mineta Research and Special Programs Reorganization Act: H.R. 
5163, amended, to amend title 49, United States Code, to provide the 
Department of Transportation a more focused research organization with an 
emphasis on innovative technology;
  Pages H8340-44
  Amending the Lease Lot Conveyance Act of 2002: S. 1791, to amend the Lease 
Lot Conveyance Act of 2002 to provide that the amounts received by the 
United States under that Act shall be deposited in the reclamation fund--
clearing the measure for the President;
  Pages H8349-50
  Chimayo Water Supply System and Espanola Filtration Facility Act of 2004: 
S. 2511, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a feasibility 
study of a Chimayo water supply system, to provide for the planning, design, 
and construction of a water supply, reclamation, and filtration facility for 
Espanola, New Mexico--clearing the measure for the President; 
                                                              Pages H8350-51
  National Park System Laws Technical Amendments Act of 2004: S. 2178, to 
make technical corrections to laws relating to certain units of the National 
Park System and to National Park programs--clearing the measure for the 
President;
  Pages H8351-52
  Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area Act: S. 211, amended, to 
establish the Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area in the State of New 
Mexico;
  Pages H8352-65
  American Indian Probate Reform Act of 2004: S. 1721, to amend the Indian 
Land Consolidation Act to improve provisions relating to probate of trust 
and restricted land;
  Pages H8365-76
  Congratulating Mojave Aerospace Ventures for Winning the Ansari X Prize: 
H. Res. 820, amended, to congratulate Mojave Aerospace Ventures for winning 
the privately funded $10,000,000 Ansari X Prize and commend the X Prize 
Foundation for spurring this achievement;
  Pages H8376-77
  Specialty Crops Competitiveness Act of 2003: H.R. 3242, amended, to ensure 
an abundant and affordable supply of highly nutritious fruits, vegetables, 
and other specialty crops for American consumers and international markets 
by enhancing the

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competitiveness of United States-grown specialty crops; and
  Pages H8377-82
  Homeless Veterans Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2004: H.R. 4248, 
amended, to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend the authority of 
the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make grants to expand or modify 
existing comprehensive service programs for homeless veterans. 
                                                              Pages H8382-84
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: to amend title 38, United States 
Code, to increase the authorization of appropriations for the Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs to make grants to existing comprehensive service programs 
for homeless veterans.
Page H8384
  Servicemembers Legal Protection Act of 2004: H.R. 4658, amended, to amend 
the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to make certain improvements and 
technical corrections to that Act;
  Pages H8384-90
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: to amend the Servicemembers Civil 
Relief Act to make certain improvements and technical corrections to that 
Act, otherwise to improve legal protections provided to reserve component 
members called to active duty.
Page H8390
  Congratulating and commending the Veterans of Foreign Wars: H.J. Res. 108, 
congratulating and commending the Veterans of Foreign Wars;
  Pages H8390-91
  Sense of Congress that a minute of silence should be observed annually on 
Veterans Day, November 11: H. Con. Res. 195, expressing the sense of 
Congress that a minute of silence should be observed annually at 11 a.m. on 
Veterans Day, November 11, in honor of the veterans of all United States 
wars and to memorialize those members of the Armed Forces who gave their 
lives in the defense of the United States;
  Pages H8391-92
  Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Falcon 
International Dam: H. Res. 818, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 
opening of the Falcon International Dam, recognizing the dam's importance as 
a source of water and power and as a symbol of friendship and cooperation 
between the United States and the United Mexican States, and urging Mexico 
to honor all of its obligations under the 1944 Treaty Relating to the 
Utilization of Waters of the Colorado and Tijuana Rivers and of the Rio 
Grande;
  Pages H8398-99
  Condemning the abduction of Dylan Benwell from the U.S.: H. Res. 821, 
condemning the abduction of Dylan Benwell from the United States and calling 
for his return; and
  Pages H8399-H8401
  Calling on the U.N. Security Council to take appropriate action in Burma: 
H. Res. 768, calling on the United Nations Security Council to immediately 
consider and take appropriate action to respond to the growing threat that 
the ruling State Peace and Development Council in Burma poses to the 
Southeast Asia region and to the people of Burma.
Pages H8401-03
Suspensions--Proceedings Postponed: The House completed debate on the 
following measures under suspension of the rules. Consideration on the 
measures will continue tomorrow, October 7.
  Internet Spyware (I-SPY) Prevention Act of 2004: H.R. 4661, amended, to 
amend title 18, United States Code, to discourage spyware;
  Pages H8250-52
  Research Review Act of 2004: H.R. 5213, amended, to expand research 
information regarding multidisciplinary research projects and 
epidemiological studies;
  Pages H8255-57
  Providing additional teacher loan forgiveness on Federal student loans: 
H.R. 5186, amended, to reduce certain special allowance payments and provide 
additional teacher loan forgiveness on Federal student loans; and 
                                                              Pages H8319-26
  Reauthorizing and improving programs under the Public Works and Economic 
Development Act of 1965: S. 1134, to reauthorize and improve the programs 
authorized by the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965; and 
                                                              Pages H8344-49
  Comprehensive Peace in Sudan Act: H.R. 5061, amended, to provide 
assistance for the current crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan and to 
facilitate a comprehensive peace in Sudan.
  Pages H8393-98
Continue Consideration of Suspensions: Agreed that the Speaker be authorized 
to entertain motions to suspend the rules for the remainder of this 
legislative day;
  Page H8326
Further Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief: The House passed 
H.R. 5212, making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2005, for additional disaster assistance relating to 
storm damage, by yea-and-nay vote of 412 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll 
No. 501.
  Pages H8287-H8311
  Agreed to the Neugebauer amendment (No. 2 printed in the Congressional 
Record of October 6) that changes section 101 of the bill relating to 
Agriculture Disaster Assistance.
Pages H8304-07
  Rejected the Hensarling amendment (printed in H. Rept. 108-735) that 
sought to fully offset the cost of the supplemental with a proportional 
reduction of FY05 discretionary funds once enacted (by a recorded vote of 89 
ayes to 321 noes, Roll No. 500).
Pages H8307-10
  H. Res. 819, the rule providing for consideration of the bill was agreed 
to by voice vote.
Pages H8278-87
  Agreed to the Putnam amendment in the nature of a substitute to the rule 
by voice vote, after agreeing to order the previous question by a yea-and-
nay vote of 216 yeas to 186 nays, Roll No. 499.
Pages H8285-87
Additional Co-Sponsors: Agreed that the Union Calendar print of H.R. 10, to 
provide for reform of the intelligence community, terrorism prevention and 
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cooperation and coordination, reflect additional co-sponsors submitted by 
the Speaker.
  Page H8268
Early Organization of 109th Congress: The House agreed to H. Res. 824, 
relating to early organization of the House of Representatives for the One 
Hundred Ninth Congress.
  Page H8330
Amending the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995: The House agreed to 
the Senate amendment to H.R. 5122, to amend the Congressional Accountability 
Act of 1995 to permit members of the Board of Directors of the Office of 
Compliance to serve for 2 terms--clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                              Pages H8330-31
Discharge Petition: Representative Miller of North Carolina moved to 
discharge the Committee on Rules from the consideration of H. Res. 800, 
providing for the consideration of H.R. 2802, to reauthorize the Small 
Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 (Discharge 
Petition No. 16).
Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate today appear on pages 
H8171, H8252, H8311, and H8403.
Senate Referrals: S. 2484, S. 2896, S. 1134, S. 2195, and S. 2895 were held 
at the desk; S. 2796 and S. 2864 were referred to the Committee on the 
Judiciary.
  Page H8404
Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea-and-nay votes and one recorded vote developed 
during the proceedings of today. There were no quorum calls. 
                         Pages H8208-09, H8209-10, H8286-87, H8310, H8310-11
Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on pages 
H8409-10.
Recess: The House recessed at 3:03 a.m. on Thursday, October 7 and 
reconvened at 8:07 a.m.
  Page H8403
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 8:08 a.m. on 
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Committee Meetings
FEDERAL REVENUE OPTIONS
Committee on the Budget: Held a hearing on Federal Revenue Options. 
Testimony was heard from Representatives Linder, Burgess, English, Price 
(NC) and Sandlin; and the following former Representatives from Texas: 
Richard K. Armey; and Bill Archer; and public witnesses.
CHILD PRODUCT SAFETY
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and 
Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled ``Child Product Safety: Do 
Current Standards Provide Enough Protection?'' Testimony was heard from Hal 
Stratton, Chairman, Consumer Product Safety Commission; and public 
witnesses.
OFHEO REPORT--FANNIE MAE--ALLEGATIONS OF ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT FAILURE
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, 
and Government Sponsored Enterprises held a hearing entitled ``The OFHEO 
Report: Allegations of Accounting and Management Failure at Fannie Mae.'' 
Testimony was heard from Armando Falcon, Director, Office of Federal Housing 
Enterprise Oversight, Department of Housing and Urban Development; the 
following officials of Fannie Mae: Franklin D. Raines, Chairman and Chief 
Executive Officer; Timothy Howard, Vice Chairman and Chief Financial 
Officer; and Ann McLaughlin Korologos, Presiding Director, Board of 
Directors.
COMBATING WEST NILE VIRUS--CURRENT CHALLENGES
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Natural 
Resources and Regulatory Affairs held a hearing entitled ``Current 
Challenges in Combating the West Nile Virus.'' Testimony was heard from the 
following officials of the Department of Health and Human Services: Anthony 
S. Fauci, M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious 
Diseases, NIH; and Stephen M. Ostroff, M.D., Deputy Director, National 
Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 
Benjamin J. Grumbles, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Water, EPA; 
John Pape, Chief Epidemiologist, Department of Public Health and 
Environment, State of Colorado; and public witnesses.
INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM 2004 ANNUAL REPORT
Committee on International Relations: Held a hearing on the Annual Report on 
International Religious Freedom 2004 and Designations of Countries of 
Particular Concern. Testimony was heard from Ambassador-at-Large John V. 
Hanford III, International Religious Freedom, Department of State; Preeta 
Bansal, Chair, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom; and 
public witnesses.
U.S. TRADE DISPUTES--PERU AND ECUADOR
Committee on International Relations: Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere 
held a hearing on U.S. Trade Disputes in Peru and Ecuador, Testimony was 
heard from Earl Anthony Wayne, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and 
Business Affairs, Department of State; Regina K. Vargo, Assistant U.S. Trade 
Representative for the Americas; and public witnesses.
OVERSIGHT--PRESIDENTIAL SUCCESSION ACT
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on the Constitution held an 
oversight hearing on the Presidential Succession Act. Testimony was heard 
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Representative Sherman; Thomas H. Neale, Government and Finance Division, 
CRS, Library of Congress; and public witnesses.
SAME DAY CONSIDERATION OF CERTAIN RESOLUTIONS REPORTED BY THE RULES 
COMMITTEE--CONFERENCE REPORT--AMERICAN JOBS CREATION ACT
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a rule waiving clause 6(a) of 
rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a rule on the same day it 
is reported from the Rules Committee) against certain resolutions reported 
from the Rules Committee. The rule applies the waiver to any special rule 
reported on the legislative day of October 7, 2004, providing for 
consideration or disposition of a conference report to accompany the bill 
(H.R. 4520) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to remove impediments 
in such Code and make our manufacturing, service, and high-technology 
businesses and workers more competitive and productive both at home and 
abroad.
PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF MOTIONS TO SUSPEND THE RULES
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a rule providing that 
suspensions will be in order at any time on the legislative day of Thursday, 
October 7, 2004. The rule provides that the Speaker or his designee will 
consult with the Minority Leader or her designee on any suspension 
considered under the rule.
9/11 RECOMMENDATIONS IMPLEMENTATION ACT
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a structured rule providing 
three hours and forty minutes of general debate on H.R. 10, 9/11 
Recommendations Implementation Act, with 40 minutes equally divided and 
controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Permanent 
Select Committee on Intelligence, 30 minutes equally divided and controlled 
by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed 
Services, 30 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and 
ranking minority member of the Committee on Financial Services, 30 minutes 
equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member 
of the Committee on Government Reform, 30 minutes equally divided and 
controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on 
the Judiciary, 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and 
ranking minority member of the Committee on International Relations, 20 
minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority 
member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and 20 minutes 
equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member 
of the Select Committee on Homeland Security. The rule waives all points of 
order against consideration of the bill.
  The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute 
consisting of the text of the Rules Committee print dated October 4, 2004, 
shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment and 
shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against the 
amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of the Rules 
Committee print. The rule makes in order only those further amendments 
printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution. The rule 
provides that the amendments printed in the report may be offered only in 
the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated 
in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time 
specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and 
an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to 
a demand for a division of the question in the House or in the Committee of 
the Whole. The rule waives all points of order against the amendments 
printed in the report. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or 
without instructions.
OVERSIGHT--MARITIME DOMAIN AWARENESS
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Coast Guard 
and Maritime Transportation held an oversight hearing on Maritime Domain 
Awareness. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the 
Department of Homeland Security: Jeffrey P. High, Director, Maritime Domain 
Awareness, U.S. Coast Guard; and Robert A. Kacksta, Executive Director, 
Border Security and Facilitation, U.S. Customs and Border Protection; RADM 
Samuel P. DeBow, Director, Marine and Aviation Operations, NOAA, Department 
of Commerce.
VA SMART CARD INITIATIVE(S)
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations 
held a hearing on the status of the Department of Veterans Affairs smart 
card initiative(s). Testimony was heard from Benjamin H. Wu, Deputy Under 
Secretary, Technology, Technology Administration, Department of Commerce; 
Linda Koontz, Director, Information Management Issues, GAO; Robert N. 
McFarland, Assistant Secretary, Information and Technology, Department of 
Veterans Affairs; Robert J. Brandewie, Director, Defense Manpower Data 
Center, Office of the Secretary, Personnel and Readiness, Department of 
Defense; and a public witness.
BRIEFING--THREAT UPDATE
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Met in executive session to 
receive a Briefing on Threat Update. The Committee was briefed by 
departmental witnesses.

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                             NEW PUBLIC LAWS

        (For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D1012)
  H.R. 1308, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax 
relief for working families. Signed on October 4, 2004. (Public Law 108-311)
  H.R. 265, to provide for an adjustment of the boundaries of Mount Rainier 
National Park. Signed on October 5, 2004. (Public Law 108-312)
  H.R. 1521, to provide for additional lands to be included within the 
boundary of the Johnstown Flood National Memorial in the State of 
Pennsylvania. Signed on October 5, 2004. (Public Law 108-313)
  H.R. 1616, to authorize the exchange of certain lands within the Martin 
Luther King, Junior, National Historic Site for lands owned by the City of 
Atlanta, Georgia. Signed on October 5, 2004. (Public Law 108-314)
  H.R. 1648, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain 
water distribution systems of the Cachuma Project, California, to the 
Carpinteria Valley Water District and the Montecito Water District. Signed 
on October 5, 2004. (Public Law 108-315)
  H.R. 1658, to amend the Railroad Right-of-Way Conveyance Validation Act to 
validate additional conveyances of certain lands in the State of California 
that form part of the right-of-way granted by the United States to 
facilitate the construction of the transcontinental railway. Signed on 
October 5, 2004. (Public Law 108-316)
  H.R. 1732, to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and 
Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in 
the Williamson County, Texas, Water Recycling and Reuse Project. Signed on 
October 5, 2004. (Public Law 108-317)
  H.R. 2696, to establish Institutes to demonstrate and promote the use of 
adaptive ecosystem management to reduce the risk of wildfires, and restore 
the health of fire-adapted forest and woodland ecosystems of the interior 
West. Signed on October 5, 2004. (Public Law 108-318)
  H.R. 3209, to amend the Reclamation Project Authorization Act of 1972 to 
clarify the acreage for which the North Loup division is authorized to 
provide irrigation water under the Missouri River Basin project. Signed on 
October 5, 2004. (Public Law 108-319)
  H.R. 3249, to extend the term of the Forest Counties Payments Committee. 
Signed on October 5, 2004. (Public Law 108-320)
  H.R. 3389, to amend the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 
to permit Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Awards to be made to nonprofit 
organizations. Signed on October 5, 2004. (Public Law 108-321)
  H.R. 3768, to expand the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, 
Florida. Signed on
  October 5, 2004. (Public Law 108-322)
  S.J. Res. 41, commemorating the opening of the National Museum of the 
American Indian. Signed on October 5, 2004. (Public Law 108-323)
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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2004-10-07

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COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

                             OCTOBER 7, 2004

          (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: business meeting to 
consider S. 1379, to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins 
in commemoration of veterans who became disabled for life while serving 
in the Armed Forces of the United States, and the nomination of Pamela 
Hughes Patenaude, of New Hampshire, to be an Assistant Secretary of 
Housing and Urban Development for Community Planning and Development, 
Time to be announced, S-216, Capitol.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold hearings to 
examine the effect of Federal bankruptcy and pension policy on the 
financial situation of the airlines, 9:30 a.m., SR-253.
  Committee on the Judiciary: business meeting to consider pending 
calendar business, 9:30 a.m., SD-226.


                                  House

  Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and Air 
Quality, to mark up H.R. 3403, To amend the Clean Air Act to modify 
certain provisions regarding methyl bromide, 1 p.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee Housing and Community 
Opportunity, hearing entitled ``Mortgage Fraud and its Impact on Mortgage 
Lenders,'' 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  Committee on International Relations, to mark up the following 
measures: H. Res. 28, Expressing the sense of the House of 
Representatives that the United States should declare its support for the 
Independence of Kosova; and H.R. 2760, Resolution of the Ethiopia-Eritrea 
Border Dispute Act of 2003, 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and 
Homeland Security, oversight hearing on Federal Offender Reentry and 
Protecting Children from Criminal Recidivists, 9 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, executive, Briefing on Iraq 
Survey Group Report, 2 p.m., H-405 Capitol.


                             Joint Meetings

  Joint Economic Committee: to hold hearings to examine the long-run 
economics of natural gas, 10 a.m., SD-628.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                     9:30 a.m., Thursday, October 7

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Thursday: After the transaction of any morning business 
(not to extend beyond 30 minutes), Senate will continue consideration 
of S. Res. 445, Intelligence Committee Reorganization Resolution. Also, 
Senate may begin consideration of the conference report to accompany 
H.R. 4520, American Jobs Creation Act.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                      10 a.m., Thursday, October 7

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Thursday: Consideration of H.R. 10, 9/11 Recommendations 
Implementation Act (subject to a rule).
  Rolled votes on Suspensions:
  (1) Internet Spyware (I-SPY) Prevention Act of 2004;
  (2) Research Review Act of 2004;
  (3) Providing additional teacher loan forgiveness on Federal student 
loans
  (4) Reauthorizing and improving programs under the Public Works and 
Economic Development Act of 1965; and
  (5) Comprehensive Peace in Sudan Act. 


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