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                                          Thursday, October 7, 2004

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      The House agreed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 4520, 
      American Jobs Creation Act of 2004.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S10615-S10762
Measures Introduced: Thirty-three bills and three resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 2910-2942, and S. Res. 451-453. 
                                                        Pages S10702-03
Measures Reported:
  S. 2550, to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and the 
Safe Drinking Water Act to improve water and wastewater infrastructure 
in the United States, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. 
(S. Rept. No. 108-386)
  S. 518, to increase the supply of pancreatic islet cells for 
research, to provide better coordination of Federal efforts and 
information on islet cell transplantation, and to collect the data 
necessary to move islet cell transplantation from an experimental 
procedure to a standard therapy, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute. (S. Rept. No. 108-387)
  S. 2526, to reauthorize the Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical 
Education Program, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute (S. 
Rept. No. 108-388)
  S. 2605, to direct the Secretary of the Interior and the heads of 
other Federal agencies to carry out an agreement resolving major issues 
relating to the adjudication of water rights in the Snake River Basin, 
Idaho, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 
108-389)
  S. 423, to promote health care coverage parity for individuals 
participating in legal recreational activities or legal transportation 
activities, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. 
No. 108-390)
  S. 2940, to amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to assist States in 
preventing, detecting, treating, intervening in, and responding to 
elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. (S. Rept. No. 108-391)
  H.R. 2391, To amend title 35, United States Code, to promote 
cooperative research involving universities, the public sector, and 
private enterprises, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  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, with an amendment in the nature 
of a substitute.
  S. 2302, to improve access to physicians in medically underserved 
areas, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  S. 2668, for the relief of Griselda Lopez Negrete.
Page S10702
Intelligence Committee Reorganization: Senate continued 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 amendments proposed thereto: 
                                             Pages S10620-30, S10631-74
Adopted:
  Baucus (for Grassley/Baucus) Amendment No. 3989 (to Amendment No. 
3981), to clarify the provisions relating to the jurisdiction of the 
Department of Homeland Security.
Pages S10621-22
  Chambliss/Kennedy Amendment No. 3994 (to Amendment No. 3981), to 
clarify the jurisdiction of the Committee on Homeland Security and 
Governmental Affairs.
Pages S10625, S10629-30, S10631
  Durbin Modified Amendment No. 4036 (to Amendment No. 3981), to modify 
the provisions relating to the staffing and budget of the select 
Committee.
Page S10654
  By 54 yeas to 41 nays (Vote No. 202), Hatch (for Leahy) Amendment No. 
4037 (to Amendment No. 3981), to retain jurisdiction over the Secret 
Service in the Committee on the Judiciary.
Pages S10655-60
  Roberts Amendment No. 4019 (to Amendment No. 3981), to clarify staff 
provisions.
Pages S10660-61
  Roberts Modified Amendment No. 4018 (to Amendment No. 3981), to 
clarify the nominee referral provisions.
Page S10661

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  Rockefeller Modified Amendment No. 4030 (to Amendment No. 3981), to 
clarify the jurisdiction of the select Committee on Intelligence. 
                                                        Pages S10661-62
  McConnell (for Byrd) Amendment No. 3986 (to Amendment No. 3981), to 
provide that the Subcommittee on Intelligence shall have jurisdiction 
over funding for intelligence matters, as determined by the Senate 
Committee on Appropriations.
Page S10664
  McConnell (for Shelby/Sarbanes) Amendment No. 4038, to retain 
jurisdiction over the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, with the 
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
Page S10664
Rejected:
  By 23 yeas to 74 nays (Vote No. 200), McCain Amendment No. 3999 (to 
Amendment No. 3981), to strike section 402 and vest intelligence 
appropriations jurisdiction in the Select Committee on Intelligence. 
                                                        Pages S10632-46
  By 33 yeas to 63 nays (Vote No. 201), McCain Amendment No. 4000 (to 
Amendment No. 3981), to ensure that the Committee has jurisdiction over 
the Transportation Security Administration.
Pages S10647-54
  By 36 yeas to 54 nays (Vote No. 203), Biden/Lugar Amendment No. 4021 
(to Amendment No. 3981), to provide that the Chairman and Ranking 
Member of the Committee on Foreign Relations (if not already a member 
of the select Committee) shall be ex officio members of the select 
Committee but shall have no vote in the Committee and shall not be 
counted for purposes of determining a quorum.
Pages S10665-69
Withdrawn:
  Bayh Amendment No. 3995 (to Amendment No. 3981), to eliminate 
sequential referral.
Pages S10625-29, S10631-32, S10674
Pending:
  McConnell/Reid/Frist/Daschle Amendment No. 3981, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Pages S10620-30, S10631
  Bingaman (for Domenici) Amendment No. 4040 (to Amendment No. 3981), 
to transfer jurisdiction over organization and management of United 
States nuclear export policy to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources.
Page S10669
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  Senate adopted and then vitiated the adoption of the Bingaman (for 
Domenici) Amendment No. 4040 (to Amendment No. 3981), to transfer 
jurisdiction over organization and management of United States nuclear 
export policy to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. 
                                                        Pages S10669-70
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that other than 
conforming and technical managers' amendments, the only remaining 
first-degree amendments be the following which are filed at the desk: 
Collins, Nickles, Hutchison, Frist, Bingaman-Domenici, and Rockefeller; 
provided further, that it be in order to file timely second-degree 
amendments up until 9:15 a.m. on Friday, October 8, 2004.
Page S10674
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the resolution at approximately 9:15 a.m., on Friday, 
October 8, 2004, with a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on 
Amendment No. 3981 (listed above).
Pages S10758-59
American Jobs Creation Act--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement 
was reached providing for consideration of the conference report to 
accompany 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, at 9 a.m., on Friday, October 8, 
2004; and providing for the filing of a cloture motion on the 
conference report.
  Pages S10758-59
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 Leahy and Feinstein.
  Page S10758
  Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention: 
The Chair, on behalf of the Majority Leader, after consultation with 
the Democratic Leader, pursuant to Public Law 93-415, as amended by 
Public Law 102-586, appointed the following individuals to serve as a 
member of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency 
Prevention: Steven H. Jones of Tennessee, Bill Gibbons of Tennessee, 
and Larry K. Brendtro of South Dakota.
  Page S10758
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Frederick William Hatfield, of California, to be a Commissioner of 
the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for a term expiring April 13, 
2008.
  Harold Damelin, of Virginia, to be Inspector General, Department of 
the Treasury.
  Jorge A. Plasencia, of Florida, to be a Member of the Advisory Board 
for Cuba Broadcasting for a term expiring October 27, 2006.

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  Brian David Miller, of Virginia, to be Inspector General, General 
Services Administration.
  Edward L. Flippen, of Virginia, to be Inspector General, Corporation 
for National and Community Service.
  Routine lists in the Foreign Service, Navy.
Pages S10759-62
Nominations Withdrawn: Senate received notification of withdrawal of 
the following nominations:
  James B. Cunningham, of Pennsylvania, to be Representative of the 
United States of America to the Vienna Office of the United Nations, 
with the rank of Ambassador, which was sent to the Senate on April 8, 
2004.
  James B. Cunningham, of Pennsylvania, to be Representative of the 
United States of America to the International Atomic Energy Agency, 
with the rank of Ambassador, which was sent to the Senate on April 8, 
2004.
  1 Air Force nomination in the rank of general.
Page S10762
Messages From the House:
  Pages S10695-96
Measures Read First Time:
  Page S10696
Enrolled Bills Presented:
  Pages S10696-97
Petitions and Memorials:
  Pages S10697-S10701
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S10702
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S10703-04
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S10704-49
Additional Statements:
  Pages S10693-95
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S10749-58
Authority for Committees to Meet:
  Page S10758
Privilege of the Floor:
  Page S10758
Record Votes: Four record votes were taken today. (Total--203) 
                                Pages S10646, S10653-54, S10660, S10669
Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m., and adjourned at 11:29 p.m., 
until 9 a.m., on Friday, October 8, 2004. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
S10759.)


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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
nominations of Francis J. Harvey, of California, to be Secretary of the 
Army, and Richard Greco, Jr., of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary 
of the Navy for Financial Management, and 685 nominations in the Army, 
Navy, and Air Force.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee ordered 
favorably reported the following business items:
  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, 
with an amendment in the nature of a substitute; 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.
AIRLINE INDUSTRY PENSION PLANS
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded 
a hearing to examine the effect of Federal bankruptcy and pension 
policy on the financial situation of the airlines, focusing on the 
airline plans' underfunding as an example of possible broader problems 
with the defined benefit pension system, airlines facing severe 
competitive pressures, structural flaws in the pension insurance 
program, and bargaining efforts to reduce pension costs, after 
receiving testimony from Representative Emanuel; David M. Walker, 
Comptroller General of the United States, Government Accountability 
Office; Bradley D. Belt, Executive Director, Pension Benefit Guaranty 
Corporation; Duane E. Woerth, Air Line Pilots Association, 
International, Washington, D.C.; and Robert L. Crandall, Irving, Texas.
BIOSHIELD II
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and the Committee 
on the Judiciary: On Wednesday, October 6, Committees concluded a joint 
hearing to examine an ever-changing threat relating to BioShield II, 
focusing on incentives for research to develop countermeasures to bio-
terror pathogens, and S. 666, to provide incentives to increase 
research by private sector entities to develop antivirals, antibiotics 
and other drugs, vaccines, microbicides, detection, and diagnostic 
technologies to prevent and treat illnesses associated with a 
biological, chemical, or radiological weapons attack, after receiving 
testimony from Christine Grant, Aventis Pasteur, Bridgewater, New 
Jersey; Alan P. Timmins, AVI BioPharma, Inc., Portland, Oregon; 
Kathleen D. Jaeger, Generic Pharmaceutical Association, Arlington, 
Virginia; Carlos

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Angulo, Zuckerman Spaeder, on behalf of the Coalition for a Competitive 
Pharmaceutical Market, Jeffrey P. Kushan, Sidley Austin Brown and Wood, 
LLP, and John M. Clerici, McKenna Long and Aldridge, LLP, all of 
Washington, D.C.; John G. Bartlett, Johns Hopkins University School of 
Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, on behalf of the Infectious Disease 
Society of America; and Patricia Greenberg, New York State Nurse 
Alliance SEIU 1199, Syracuse.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
following business items:
  H.R. 2391, to amend title 35, United States Code, to promote 
cooperative research involving universities, the public sector, and 
private enterprises, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 2302, to improve access to physicians in medically underserved 
areas, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 2668, for the relief of Griselda Lopez Negrete; and
  The nomination of Robert Cramer Balfe III, to be United States 
Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, Department of Justice.


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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Measures Introduced: 48 public bills, H.R. 5242-5289; and 10 
resolutions, H. Con. Res. 511-513, and H. Res. 535-541, were 
introduced.
  Pages H8856-59
Additional Cosponsors:
  Page H8859
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H. Res. 776, of inquiry requesting the President and directing the 
Secretary of Health and Human Services provide certain documents to the 
House of Representatives relating to estimates and analyses of the cost 
of the Medicare prescription drug legislation, adversely (H. Rept. 108-
754, Pt. 1);
  Conference report on 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 (H. Rept. 108-755);
  H.R. 4264, to amend title 18, United States Code, to strengthen 
prohibitions against animal fighting, amended (H. Rept. 108-756);
  H.R. 4893, to authorize additional appropriations for the Reclamation 
Safety of Dams Act of 1978 (H. Rept. 108-757);
  H.R. 4588, to amend the Lower Rio Grande Valley Water Resources 
Conservation and Improvement Act of 2000 to authorize additional 
projects and activities under that Act, amended (H. Rept. 108-758);
  H.R. 4650, to amend the Act entitled ``An Act to provide for the 
construction of the Cheney division, Witchita Federal reclamation 
project, Kansas, and for other purposes'' to authorize the Equus Beds 
Division of the Wichita Project (H. Rept. 108-759);
  H.R. 4775, to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study 
and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to 
participate in the El Paso, Texas, water reclamation, reuse, and 
desalinization project (H. Rept. 108-760);
  H.R. 5135, to provide for a nonvoting delegate to the House of 
Representatives to represent the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana 
Islands (H. Rept. 108-761);
  H. Res. 830, waiving points of order against the conference report to 
accompany 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 (H. Rept. 108-762);
  H. Res. 831, 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. 108-763);
  H. Res. 832, waiving clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to 
consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on 
Rules (H. Rept. 108-764);
  H. Res. 833, providing for consideration of motions to suspend the 
rules (H. Rept. 108-765); and
  H. Res. 834, waiving clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to 
consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on 
Rules (H. Rept. 108-766).
Pages H8411-H8640, H8856
Chaplain: The prayer was offered today by Rev. Dan Remus, Senior 
Pastor, First Assembly of God in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
  Page H8641

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Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2005--Motion to go 
to Conference: The House disagreed to the Senate amendment to H.R. 
4567, making appropriations for the department of Homeland Security for 
the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005, and agreed to a conference. 
                                                         Pages H8645-49
  Agreed to the Mr. Sabo motion to instruct conferees on the bill, by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 395 yeas to 16 nays, Roll No. 502.
Pages H8645-49
  Appointed as conferees: Representative Rogers (KY), Young (FL), Wolf, 
Wamp, Latham, Emerson, Granger, Sweeney, Sherwood, Sabo, Price, 
Serrano, Roybal-Allard, Berry, Mollohan, and Obey.
Page H8651
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures which were debated yesterday, October 6:
  Internet Spyware (I-SPY) Prevention Act of 2004: H.R. 4661, amended, 
to amend title 18, United States Code, to discourage spyware, by a \2/
3\ yea-and-nay vote of 415 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 503;
                                                         Pages H8649-50
  Research Review Act of 2004: H.R. 5213, amended, to expand research 
information regarding multidisciplinary research projects and 
epidemiological studies, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 418 yeas with 
none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 504;
  Pages H9650-51
  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, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 414 yeas with none voting 
``nay'', Roll No. 505;
  Page H8651
  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, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 388 yeas to 31 nays, Roll 
No. 507; and
  Page H8663
  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, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote 
of 412 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 508.
  Pages H8663-64
  American Jobs Creation Act of 2004--Conference Report: The House 
agreed to the conference report on 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, by a yea-and-nay 
vote of 280 yeas to 141 nays, Roll No. 509.
  Pages H8711-26
  H. Res. 828, a rule waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII 
with respect to the same day consideration of certain resolutions 
reported by the Rules Committee, was agreed to by yea-and-nay vote of 
222 yeas to 195 nays, Roll No. 506.
Pages H8651-63
  H. Res. 830, the rule providing for consideration of the conference 
report was agreed to by voice vote.
Pages H8704-11
9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act: The House began consideration 
of H.R. 10, to provide for reform of the intelligence community, 
terrorism prevention and prosecution, border security, and 
international cooperation and coordination. Further consideration will 
continue tomorrow, October 8.
  Pages H8664-H8704, H8726-H8851
Agreed to:
  Simmons amendment (No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 108-751) that seeks to 
express the sense of Congress that the new National Intelligence 
Director should establish an Open Source Intelligence Center; and 
                                                         Pages H8843-48
  Souder amendment (No. 3 printed in H. Rept. 108-751) that directs the 
Secretary of Homeland Security to ensure that all appropriate personnel 
engaged in security screening of individuals have access to law 
enforcement and intelligence information maintained by DHS (by a 
recorded vote of 410 ayes with none voting ``no'', Roll No. 511). 
                                               Pages H8848-50, H8850-51
Rejected:
  Menendez amendment in the nature of a substitute (No. 1 printed in H. 
Rept. 108-751) that sought to merge two bills endorsed by the 9/11 
Commission (by a recorded vote of 203 ayes to 213 noes, Roll No. 510). 
                                               Pages H8792-H8843, H8850
  H. Res. 827, the rule providing for consideration of the bill was 
agreed to by voice vote.
Page H8658
Committee Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Cantor wherein 
he resigned from the Committee on Government Reform effective 
immediately.
  Page H8851
Committee Election: Agreed to H. Res. 835, electing Representative 
Putnam to the Committee on Government Reform.
  Page H8851
Military Construction Appropriations Act, 2005--Motion to go to 
Conference: The House disagreed to the Senate amendment to H.R. 4837, 
making appropriations for military construction, family housing, and 
base realignment and closure for

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the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 
2005, and agreed to a conference.
  Page H8851
  Appointed as conferees: Representatives Knollenberg, Walsh, Aderholt, 
Granger, Goode, Vitter, Kingston, Crenshaw, Young (FL), Edwards, Farr, 
Boyd, Bishop (GA), Dicks, and Obey.
Page H8851
Commission on International Religious Freedom--Appointment: The Chair 
announced the Speaker's appointment of Ms. Elizabeth Prodromou of 
Boston, Massachusetts to the Commission on International Religious 
Freedom to succeed Ms. Patricia W. Chang of San Francisco, California. 
                                                             Page H8852
Quorum Calls--Votes: Seven yea-and-nay votes and two recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of today. There were no quorum calls.

          Pages H8649, H8649-50, H8650, H8651, H8662-63, H8663, H8664, 
                                                 H8725-26, H8850, H8851

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 12:13 a.m. on 
Friday, October 8.


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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
MORTGAGE FRAUD--IMPACT ON MORTGAGE LENDERS
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Housing and Community 
Opportunity held a hearing entitled ``Mortgage Fraud and its Impact on 
Mortgage Lenders.'' Testimony was heard from the following officials of 
the Department of Housing and Urban Development: Kenneth M. Donohue, 
Sr., Inspector General; and John C. Weicher, Assistant Secretary, 
Housing/Federal Housing Commissioner; Chris Swecker, Assistant 
Director, Criminal Investigations, FBI, Department of Justice; and 
public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on International Relations: Favorably considered the 
following bill and adopted a motion urging the Chairman to request that 
it be considered on the Suspension Calendar: H.R. 2760, as amended, 
Resolution of the Ethiopia-Eritrea Border Dispute Act of 2003.
  The Committee also began discussion of H. Res. 28, Expressing the 
sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should 
declare its support for the Independence of Kosova;
OVERSIGHT--FEDERAL OFFENDER RE-ENTRY
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and 
Homeland Security held an oversight hearing on Federal Offender Reentry 
and Protecting Children from Criminal Recidivists. Testimony was heard 
from Representatives Portman and Harris; Ashbel T. Wall II, Director, 
Department of Corrections, State of Rhode Island; and a public witness.
CONFERENCE REPORT--AMERICAN JOBS CREATION ACT OF 2004
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a rule waiving all points 
of order against the conference report to accompany, H.R. 4520, 
American Jobs Creation act of 2004, and against its consideration. The 
rule provides that the conference report shall be considered as read. 
Testimony was heard from Representative McCrery.
SAME-DAY CONSIDERATION OF CERTAIN RESOLUTIONS REPORTED BY THE RULES 
COMMITTEE--CONFERENCE REPORT--NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION
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 
8, 2004, providing for consideration or disposition of a conference 
report to accompany the bill (H.R. 4200) to authorize appropriations 
for fiscal year 2005 for military activities of the Department of 
Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the 
Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense 
activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe personnel 
strengths for such fiscal year for the Armed Forces, and for other 
purposes.
SAME-DAY CONSIDERATION OF CERTAIN RESOLUTIONS REPORTED BY THE RULES 
COMMITTEE
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 
8, 2004, providing for consideration or disposition of a conference 
report to accompany the bill (H.R. 4567) making appropriations for the 
Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 
30, 2005, and for other purposes.
SAME-DAY CONSIDERATION OF CERTAIN RESOLUTIONS REPORTED BY THE RULES 
COMMITTEE
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

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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 8, 2004, providing for 
consideration or disposition of a conference report accompany the bill 
(H.R. 4837) making appropriations for military construction, family 
housing, and base realignment and closure for the Department of Defense 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005, and for other purposes.
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 
Friday, October 8, 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.
BRIEFING--IRAQ SURVEY GROUP REPORT
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Met in executive session to 
receive a Briefing on Iraq Survey Group Report. The Committee was 
briefed by departmental witnesses.

Joint Meetings
AMERICAN JOBS CREATION ACT
Conferees agreed to file a conference report on the differences between 
the Senate and House passed versions of 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.
APPROPRIATIONS: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Conferees met to resolve the differences between the Senate and House 
passed versions of H.R. 4567, making appropriations for the Department 
of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005, but 
did not complete action thereon, and recessed subject to the call of 
the chair.
NATURAL GAS
Joint Economic Committee: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the 
long-run economics of natural gas, focusing on conditions in the 
natural gas market, and strategies to balance the rising demand with 
the limited supply of natural gas, after receiving testimony from 
Daniel Yergin, Cambridge Energy Research Associates, Boston, 
Massachusetts; Paul Sankey, Deutsche Bank, New York, New York; Logan 
Magruder, Berry Petroleum Company's Rocky Mountain and Mid-continent 
Regions, Denver, Colorado, on behalf of the Independent Petroleum 
Association of Mountain States; and William R. Prindle, American 
Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Washington, D.C.


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Daily Digest/NEW PRIVATE LAW

[Daily Digest]
[Page D1034]
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                            NEW PRIVATE LAW

     (For last listing of Private Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D849)
  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. (Private Law 108-2)


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Daily Digest/NEW PUBLIC LAWS

[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1034-D1035]
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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. 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 108-316)
  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 108-317)

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  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 108-318)
  H.R. 3249, to extend the term of the Forest Counties Payments 
Committee. Signed on October 5, 2004. (Public Law 108-319)
  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-
320)
  H.R. 3768, to expand the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, 
Florida. Signed on October 5, 2004. (Public Law 108-321)
  S.J. Res. 41, commemorating the opening of the National Museum of the 
American Indian. Signed on October 5, 2004. (Public Law 108-322)
  H.R. 4654, to reauthorize the Tropical Forest Conservation Act of 
1998 through fiscal year 2007. Signed on October 6, 2004. (Public Law 
108-323)


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2004-10-08

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[Page D1035]
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                         COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR

                        FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2004

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Finance: to hold hearings to examine the nomination 
of Anna Escobedo Cabral, of Virginia, to be Treasurer of the United 
States, 10 a.m., SD-215.


                                 House

  Committee on Government Reform, hearing entitled ``The Nation's 
Flu Shot Shortage: How it Happened and Where We Go from Here,'' 10 
a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, 
hearing on Peacekeeping in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities, 10 
a.m., 2172 Rayburn.


                             Joint Meetings

  Joint Economic Committee: to hold hearings to examine the current 
employment situation for September, 9:30 a.m., SD-628.


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Daily Digest/Next Meeting of the SENATE + Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES + Other End Matter

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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                       9 a.m., Friday, October 8

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Friday: Senate will begin consideration of the Conference 
Report to accompany H.R. 4520, American Jobs Creation Act. Also, at 
approximately 9:15 a.m., Senate will continue consideration of S. Res. 
445, Intelligence Committee Reorganization Resolution, with a vote on 
the motion to invoke cloture on McConnell/Reid/Frist/Daschle Amendment 
No. 3981, in the nature of a substitute.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                       9 a.m., Friday, October 8

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Friday: Continue consideration of H.R. 10, 9/11 
Recommendations Implementation Act (structured rule).
    
    
    
    
    
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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Abercrombie, Neil, Hawaii, E1822
Acevedo-Vila, Anibal, Puerto Rico, E1825
Bachus, Spencer, Ala., E1829
Boozman, John, Ark., E1824
Brady, Robert A., Pa., E1827
Burr, Richard, N.C., E1822
Buyer, Steve, Ind., E1820, E1821
Christensen, Donna M., The Virgin Islands, E1822
Farr, Sam, Calif., E1831
Filner, Bob, Calif., E1832, E1834, E1835, E1836
Goodlatte, Bob, Va., E1825
Hefley, Joel, Colo., E1828
Hyde, Henry J., Ill., E1833, E1834
Larson, John B., Conn., E1819, E1821
Lipinski, William O., Ill., E1829
McCarthy, Carolyn, N.Y., E1837
McInnis, Scott, Colo., E1832, E1833, E1835, E1836, E1836
Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E1831
Menendez, Robert, N.J., E1837
Nadler, Jerrold, N.Y., E1830
Pallone, Frank, Jr., N.J., E1832, E1833, E1835, E1836
Paul, Ron, Tex., E1828
Peterson, Collin C., Minn., E1823
Portman, Rob, Ohio, E1819, E1821
Pryce, Deborah, Ohio, E1823
Renzi, Rick, Ariz., E1823
Rogers, Harold, Ky., E1825
Saxton, Jim, N.J., E1832
Skelton, Ike, Mo., E1832
Smith, Lamar S., Tex., E1827
Solis, Hilda L., Calif., E1829
Sullivan, John, Okla., E1824
Thompson, Mike, Calif., E1820, E1821
Udall, Mark, Colo., E1828
Upton, Fred, Mich., E1824
Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E1824
Whitfield, Ed, Ky., E1823
Wilson, Joe, S.C., E1833, E1834
Woolsey, Lynn C., Calif., E1819, E1820 


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