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                                          Friday, November 19, 2004

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate agreed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 1047, 
      Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act.
      Senate agreed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 1350, 
      Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
      The House agreed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 1350, 
      Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S111595-S11663
Measures Introduced: Fourteen bills and seven resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 12, 3008-3020, S. Res. 474-478, and S. Con. 
Res. 150-151.
  Pages S11639-40
Measures Reported:
  S. 2393, to improve aviation security, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 
108-417)
  S. 2541, to reauthorize and restructure the National Aeronautics and 
Space Administration, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 108-418)
  S. 1153, to amend title 38, United States Code, to permit medicare-
eligible veterans to receive an out-patient medication benefit, to 
provide that certain veterans who receive such benefit are not 
otherwise eligible for medical care and services from the Department of 
Veterans Affairs, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. 
Rept. No. 108-420)
  S. 1380, to distribute universal service support equitably throughout 
rural America.
  S. 1963, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to protect the 
privacy right of subscribers to wireless communication services, with 
an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  S. 2145, to regulate the unauthorized installation of computer 
software, to require clear disclosure to computer users of certain 
computer software features that may pose a threat to user privacy, with 
an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  S. 2281, to provide a clear and unambiguous structure for the 
jurisdictional and regulatory treatment for the offering or provision 
of voice-over-Internet-protocol applications, with an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute.
  S. 2505, to implement the recommendations of the Federal 
Communications Commission report to the Congress regarding low power FM 
service, with an amendment.
  S. 2644, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 with respect to the 
carriage of direct broadcast satellite television signals by satellite 
carriers to consumers in rural areas, with an amendment in the nature 
of a substitute.
  S. 2820, to ensure the availability of certain spectrum for public 
safety entities by amending the Communications Act of 1934 to establish 
January 1, 2009, as the date by which the transition to digital 
television shall be completed, and for other purposes, with amendments.
                                                            Page S11639
Measures Passed:
  National Adoption Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 474, to express 
support for the goals of National Adoption Month by promoting national 
awareness of adoption, celebrating children and families involved in 
adoption, and encouraging Americans to secure safety, permanency, and 
well-being for all children.
  Pages S11520-23
  Condemning Laos Human Rights Abuses: Senate agreed to S. Res. 475, to 
condemn human rights abuses in Laos.
  Pages S11554-55
  Osage Tribe: Senate passed H.R. 2912, to reaffirm the inherent 
sovereign rights of the Osage Tribe to determine its membership and 
form of government, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                            Page S11566

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  Snake River Water Rights Act: Senate passed 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, after 
agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                        Pages S11566-72
  Native American Capital Formation and Economic Development Act: 
Senate passed S. 519, to determine the feasibility of establishing an 
Indian Tribal Development Corporation, after agreeing to the committee 
amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  Pages S11572-77
  Tribal Parity Act: Senate passed S. 1530, to provide compensation to 
the Lower Brule and Crow Creek Sioux Tribes of South Dakota for damage 
to tribal land caused by Pick-Sloan projects along the Missouri River, 
after agreeing to the committee amendments.
  Page S11577
  Oglala Sioux Tribe Angostura Irrigation Project Rehabilitation and 
Development Act: Senate passed S. 1996, to enhance and provide to the 
Oglala Sioux Tribe and Angostura Irrigation Project certain benefits of 
the Pick-Sloan Missouri River basin program, after agreeing to the 
committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  Pages S11577-79
  Spokane Tribe of Indians of the Spokane Reservation Grand Coulee Dam 
Equitable Compensation Settlement Act: Senate passed S. 1438, to 
provide for equitable compensation to the Spokane Tribe of Indians of 
the Spokane Reservation for the use of tribal land for the production 
of hydropower by the Grand Coulee Dam, after agreeing to the committee 
amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendment 
proposed thereto:
  Pages S11579-84
  Craig (for Campbell) Amendment No. 4068, to make clear that land 
transferred under the bill shall remain part of the Lake Roosevelt 
National Recreation Area.
Page S11584
  Trust Fund Lawsuit: Committee on Indian Affairs was discharged from 
further consideration of S. Res. 248, expressing the sense of the 
Senate concerning the individual Indian money account trust fund 
lawsuit, and the resolution was then agreed to, after agreeing to the 
following amendment proposed thereto:
  Page S11584
  Craig (for Campbell) Amendment No. 4069, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Page S11584
  Craig (for Campbell) Amendment No. 4070, to amend the preamble. 
                                                            Page S11584
  Harmful Algal Bloom Authorization: Senate passed S. 3014, to 
reauthorize the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control 
Act of 1998.
  Pages S11584-86
  Training for Realtime Writers Act: Senate passed S. 480, to provide 
competitive grants for training court reporters and closed captioners 
to meet requirements for real-time writers under the Telecommunications 
Act of 1996.
  Pages S11586-87
  Recognizing Battle of the Bulge 60th Anniversary: Senate passed H.J. 
Res. 110, recognizing the 60th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge 
during World War II, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                            Page S11653
  National Prematurity Awareness Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 476, 
supporting the goals, activities, and ideals of National Prematurity 
Awareness Month.
  Page S11653
  Enrollment Correction: Senate passed H. Con. Res. 524, directing the 
Clerk of the House of Representatives to make certain corrections to 
the enrollment of H.R. 1350.
  Page S11660
  United States Vision in the Middle East: Senate agreed to S. Res. 
477, expressing the sense of the Senate in support of a reinvigorated 
United States vision of freedom, peace, and democracy in the Middle 
East.
  Pages S11660-61
  Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program Act: Committee on 
Foreign Relations was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 
2655, to amend and extend the Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training 
Program Act of 1998, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed 
thereto:
  Sessions (for Lugar) Amendment No. 4071, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Pages S11661-62
  United States District Court Authority: Committee on the Judiciary 
was discharged from further consideration of S. 2873, to extend the 
authority of the United States District Court for the Southern District 
of Iowa to hold court in Rock Island, Illinois, and the bill was then 
passed, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
  Sessions (for Leahy) Amendment No. 4072, to provide for additional 
places of holding court.
Page S11662
  National Sex Offender Database Registration: Committee on the 
Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. 2154, to 
establish a National sex offender registration database, and the bill 
was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed 
thereto:
  Sessions (for Dorgan) Amendment No. 4073, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Pages S11662-63

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  Displaced Staff Members: Senate agreed to S.Res.478, relating to 
displaced staff members of Senators and Senate leaders.
  Page S11663
  109th Congress Convening Date: Senate agreed to H.J. Res. 111, 
appointing the day for convening of the first session of the One 
Hundred Ninth Congress, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                            Page S11663
Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act--Conference Report: 
By unanimous-consent, Senate agreed to the conference report to 
accompany H.R. 1047, to amend the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States to modify temporarily certain rates of duty, to make 
other technical amendments to the trade laws, clearing the measure for 
the President.
  Pages S11516-20, S11523-33, S11555
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 88 yeas to 5 nays (vote No. 214), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed 
to the motion to close further debate on the conference report. 
                                                            Page S11520
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act--Conference Report: Senate 
agreed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 1350, to reauthorize 
the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, clearing the measure 
for the President.
  Pages S11653-60
Nominations Discharged: Committee on Foreign Relation was discharged 
from further consideration of the following nominations which were then 
placed on the Executive Calendar:
  Routine lists in the Foreign Service.
Page S11594
Messages From the House:
  Page S11633
Enrolled Bill Presented:
  Page S11634
Executive Communications:
  Pages S11634-39
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S11639
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S11640-41
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S11641-51
Additional Statements:
  Pages S11628-33
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S11651-53
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--214) 
                                                            Page S11520
Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:31 a.m. and adjourned at 8:24 p.m., 
until 11 a.m., on Saturday, November 20, 2004 (For Senate's program, 
see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings

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[Page D1095]
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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICES
Committee on Armed Services: Committee met in closed session to receive 
a briefing regarding the nature of the evolving Improvised Explosive 
Devices threat from Brigadier General Joseph Votel, USA, Director of 
the Department of Defense Improvised Explosive Device Task Force, who 
was accompanied by several of his associates.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported six 
nominations in the Army and Air Force.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee ordered 
favorably reported the nominations of Jonathan Steven Adelstein, of 
South Dakota, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission, 
Ernest J. Wilson III, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Board of 
Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Claudia Puig, of 
Florida, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation 
for Public Broadcasting, Gay Hart Gaines, of Florida, to be a Member of 
the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 
Harold Jennings Creel, Jr., of South Carolina, to be a Federal Maritime 
Commissioner, James S. Simpson, of New York, to be a Member of the 
Advisory Board of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, 
and sundry nominations for promotion in the U.S. Coast Guard.


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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1096-D1097]
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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Measures Introduced: 26 public bills, H.R. 5393-5418; and; 8 
resolutions, H.J. Res. 114; H. Con. Res. 524-527, and H. Res. 863-865 
were introduced.
  Pages H10078-79
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H10079-80
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 1662, to amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require the 
Secretary of the Interior to give greater weight to scientific or 
commercial data that is empirical or has been field-tested or peer-
reviewed, amended (H. Rept. 108-785);
  H.R. 2933, to amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to reform the 
process for designating critical habitat under that Act, amended (H. 
Rept. 108-786);
  H.R. 5104, to amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to 
authorize appropriations for the John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue 
Assistance Grant Program (H. Rept. 108-787);
  H.R. 5134, to require the prompt review by the Secretary of the 
Interior of the long-standing petitions for Federal recognition of 
certain Indian tribes, amended (H. Rept. 108-788);
  H.R. 2801, to establish a digital and wireless network technology 
program, amended (H. Rept. 108-789, Pt. 1);
  H.R. 3283, to improve recreational facilities and visitor 
opportunities on Federal recreational lands by reinvesting receipts 
from fair and consistent recreational fees and passes, amended (H. 
Rept. 108-790, Pt. 1);
  H.R. 2440, to improve the implementation of the Federal 
responsibility for the care and education of Indian people by improving 
the services and facilities of Federal health programs for Indians and 
encouraging maximum participation of Indians in such programs, amended 
(H. Rept. 108-791, Pt. 1);
  Conference report to accompany H.R. 4818, an act making 
appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, and related 
programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005, and for other 
purposes (H. Rept. 108-792).
Pages H10071, H10077-78, H10235-H10887
Rule for consideration of suspensions: The House agreed to H. Res. 859, 
providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules, by voice 
vote.
  Pages H10003-05
Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004--
Conference Report: The House agreed to the conference report to 
accompany H.R. 1350, to reauthorize the Individuals with Disabilities 
Education Act, by a yea-and-nay vote of 397 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 
537.
  Pages H10006-22
  Agreed to H. Con. Res. 524, authorizing a technical correction in the 
enrollment of the bill.
Page H10022
  H. Res. 858, the rule providing for consideration of the conference 
report, was agreed to by voice vote.
Page H10010
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  American History and Civics Education Act of 2004: H.R. 5360, 
amended, to authorize grants to establish academies for teachers and 
students of American history and civics;
  Pages H10023-24
  Directing the Secretary of the Senate to make corrections in the 
enrollment of S. 150: S. Con. Res. 146, to direct the Secretary of the 
Senate to make corrections in the enrollment of the bill S. 150; 
                                                        Pages H10024-25
  Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act: S. 150, to make permanent the 
moratorium on taxes on Internet access and multiple and discriminatory 
taxes on electronic commerce imposed by the Internet Tax Freedom Act--
clearing the measure for the President;
  Pages H10025-29
  Amending title 5, U.S. Code, regarding Thrift Savings Plans: H.R. 
4324, amended, to amend title 5, United States Code, to eliminate the 
provisions limiting certain election opportunities available to 
individuals participating in the Thrift Savings Plan;
  Pages H10033-34
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: to amend chapter 84 of title 
5, United States Code, to provide for Federal employees to make 
elections to make, modify, and terminate contributions to the Thrift 
Savings Fund at any time.
Page H10034
  Comprehensive Peace in Sudan Act of 2004: S. 2781, amended, to 
express the sense of Congress regarding the conflict in Darfur, Sudan, 
to provide assistance for the crisis in Darfur and for comprehensive 
peace in Sudan;
  Pages H10034-42
  YMCA Retirement Fund: H.R. 5365, to treat certain arrangements 
maintained by the YMCA Retirement Fund as church plans for the purposes 
of certain provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; and 
                                                        Pages H10042-44
  Amending the Social Security Act with regard to Medicare part B 
premiums: S. 2618, to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to 
extend medicare

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cost-sharing for the medicare part B premium for qualifying individuals 
through September 2005--clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                        Pages H10053-54
Suspensions--Proceedings Postponed: The House began consideration of 
the following measures under suspension of the rules. Further 
proceedings were postponed.
  Recognizing the Boy Scouts of America: H. Res. 853, recognizing the 
Boy Scouts of America for the public service the organization performs 
for neighborhoods and communities across the United States; and 
                                                        Pages H10029-33
  Promoting the development of the emerging commercial human space 
flight industry: H.R. 5382, to promote the development of the emerging 
commercial human space flight Industry.
  Pages H10045-53
Recess: The House recessed at 2:49 p.m. and reconvened at 7:28 p.m. 
                                                            Page H10053
Petrified National Forest Boundary Adjustment: The House agreed to take 
from the Speaker's table and agree to the Senate amendment to H.R. 
1630, to revise the boundary of the Petrified Forest National Park in 
the State of Arizona.
  Pages H10054-55
Visiting Nurses Association Week: The House agreed to take from the 
Speaker's table and agree to S. Con. Res. 8, expressing the sense of 
Congress that there should be established a National Visiting Nurses 
Association Week.
  Page H10055
Donald Brotzman Post Office Building Designation Act: The House agreed 
to discharge the Committee on Government Reform from consideration of 
and pass H.R. 5370, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 4985 Moorhead Avenue in Boulder, Colorado, as 
the ``Donald G. Brotzman Post Office Building''.
  Page H10055
Honoring the life of Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr.: The House agreed to 
discharge the Committee on Science from consideration of and agree to 
H. Res. 847, honoring the life of astronaut Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr. 
                                                        Pages H10055-56
Recess: The House recessed at 9:53 p.m. and reconvened at 12:18 a.m. 
                                                            Page H10071
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on pages 
H10005-06.
Senate Referrals: S. 1217 was referred to the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce; and S. Con. Res. 123 and S. Con. Res. 149 were held at the 
desk.
  Pages H10006, H10072
Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote developed during the 
proceedings of today and appears on page H10022. There were no quorum 
calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 12:19 a.m.


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Committee Meetings
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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2004-11-20

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                    COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR SATURDAY,

                           NOVEMBER 20, 2004

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  No meetings/hearings are scheduled.


                                 House

  No committee meetings are scheduled.


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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
                     11 a.m., Saturday, November 20

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Saturday: Senate will be in a period of morning business. 
Also, Senate expects to consider the Omnibus Appropriations Conference 
Report and the National Intelligence Reform Conference Report when 
available.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                     9 a.m., Saturday, November 20

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Saturday: To be announced.
    
    
    
    


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