May 6, 2004 - Issue: Vol. 150, No. 62 — Daily Edition108th Congress (2003 - 2004) - 2nd Session
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[Daily Digest] [Pages D459-D460] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Thursday, May 6, 2004 [[Page D459]] Daily Digest Senate Chamber Action Routine Proceedings, pages S4931-S5027 Measures Introduced: Four bills and five resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 2390-2393, S.J. Res. 37, S. Res. 353-355, and S. Con. Res. 104. Pages S4996-97 Measures Reported: S. 1423, to extend Federal recognition to the Chickahominy Indian Tribe, the Chickahominy Indian Tribe--Eastern Division, the Upper Mattaponi Tribe, the Rappahannock Tribe, Inc., the Monacan Indian Nation, and the Nansemond Indian Tribe, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 108-259) Page S4996 Measures Passed: Condemning Sudan: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 99, condemning the Government of the Republic of the Sudan for its participation and complicity in the attacks against innocent civilians in the impoverished Darfur region of western Sudan, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the amendment to the preamble. Pages S4931-36 Family Opportunity Act: Senate passed S. 622, to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide families of disabled children with the opportunity to purchase coverage under the Medicaid program for such children, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto: Pages S4946-51 Grassley Amendment No. 3119, in the nature of a substitute. Pages S4949-51 Taiwan: Senate passed S. 2092, to address the participation of Taiwan in the World Health Organization, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. Pages S5021-22 Brown v. Board of Education Anniversary: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 349, recognizing and honoring May 17, 2004, as the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, and the resolution was then agreed to. Pages S5022-23 Brown v. Board of Education Anniversary: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Con. Res. 102, to express the sense of the Congress regarding the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, and the resolution was then agreed to. Pages S5023-25 Record Production Authority: Senate agreed to S. Res. 355, to authorize the production of records by the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Page S5025 Motherhood: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 348, to protect, promote, and celebrate motherhood, and the resolution was then agreed to. Page S5025 Treaties Approved: The following treaties having passed through their various parliamentary stages, up to and including the presentation of the resolution of ratification, upon division, two-thirds of the Senators present and having voted in the affirmative, the resolutions of ratification were agreed to: Additional Protocol to Investment Treaty with Romania Treaty Doc. 108-13. Additional Protocol Amending Investment Treaty with Bulgaria Treaty Doc. 108-15. Investment Protocol with Estonia Treaty Doc. 108-17. Additional Investment Protocol with the Czech Republic Treaty Doc. 108-18. Additional Investment Protocol with the Slovak Republic Treaty Doc. 108-19. Additional Investment Protocol with Latvia Treaty Doc. 108-20. Additional Investment Protocol with Lithuania Treaty Doc. 108-21. Additional Protocol Concerning Business and Economic Relations with Poland Treaty Doc. 108-22. Pages S5020-21 Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations: [[Page D460]] By 95 yeas 3 nays (Vote No. EX. 85), John D. Negroponte, of New York, to be Ambassador to Iraq. Pages S4951-80 Scott H. DeLisi, of Minnesota, to be Ambassador to the State of Eritrea. Aubrey Hooks, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire. Craig A. Kelly, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Chile. Thomas Bolling Robertson, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Slovenia. Marc McGowan Wall, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Chad. John Campbell, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Michael Christian Polt, of Tennessee, to be Ambassador to Serbia and Montenegro. John M. Ordway, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Kazakhstan. Thomas Neil Hull III, of New Hampshire, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Sierra Leone. Roger A. Meece, of Washington, to be Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Lauren Moriarty, of Hawaii, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, for the rank of Ambassador during her tenure of service as United States Senior Official to the Asia- Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum. Michele J. Sison, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates. Thomas Charles Krajeski, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Yemen. Christopher R. Hill, of Rhode Island, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Korea. Michael W. Marine, of Vermont, to be Ambassador to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Jeffrey D. Feltman, of Ohio, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Lebanon. Patricia M. Haslach, of Oregon, to be Ambassador to the Lao People's Democratic Republic. Richard LeBaron, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the State of Kuwait. David Michael Satterfield, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Pages S5020, S5026-27 Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations: Ralph Leo Boyce, Jr., of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand. John Marshall Evans, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia. John D. Rood, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. 2 Air Force nominations in the rank of general. 6 Marine Corps nominations in the rank of general. 8 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral. Page S5026 Nominations Withdrawn: Senate received notification of withdrawal of the following nominations: Fredrick W. Rohlfing III, of Hawaii, to be United States District Judge for the District of Hawaii, which was sent to the Senate on January 7, 2003. Jose A. Fourquet, of New Jersey, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Foundation for a term expiring September 20, 2004, which was sent to the Senate on January 9, 2003. Jose A. Fourquet, of New Jersey, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Foundation for a term expiring September 20, 2004, which was sent to the Senate on October 1, 2003. Page S5027 Messages From the House: Page S4994 Measures Referred: Pages S4994-95 Measures Read First Time: Page S4995 Executive Communications: Pages S4995-96 Petitions and Memorials: Page S4996 Additional Cosponsors: Pages S4997-98 Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions: Pages S4998-S5004 Additional Statements: Pages S4992-94 Amendments Submitted: Pages S5004-07 Authority for Committees to Meet: Pages S5008-09 Privilege of the Floor: Page S5009 Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--85) Page S4980 Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m., and adjourned at 8:09 p.m., until 9:30 a.m., on Friday, May 7, 2004. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on pages S5025-26.)
[Daily Digest] [Pages D460-D461] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Committee Meetings (Committees not listed did not meet) ENERGY PRODUCTION: BIOMASS Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Committee concluded a hearing to examine new opportunities for agriculture, focusing on the use of biomass, which is any living matter that can be converted into usable energy through biological or chemical processes, and encompasses feedstocks such as agricultural crops and their residues, animal wastes, wood, wood residues and grasses, and municipal wastes use in energy production, after receiving testimony from former Representative Thomas Ewing, on [[Page D461]] behalf of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee; Mark E. Rey, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and Environment; David Garman, Acting Under Secretary of Energy for Energy, Science and Environment, and Assistant Secretary of Energy for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy; R. James Woolsey, McLean, Virginia, former Director of Central Intelligence; C. Boyden Gray, Energy Future Coalition, Washington, D.C.; Mark E. Zappi, Mississippi State University Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering, Mississippi State; Tom L. Richard, Iowa State University, Ames; Lee R. Lynd, Dartmouth College Thayer School of Engineering, Hanover, New Hampshire; and Samuel B. McLaughlin, University of Tennessee Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge. BUSINESS MEETING Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported the following bills: H.R. 3104, to provide for the establishment of separate campaign medals to be awarded to members of the uniformed services who participate in Operation Enduring Freedom and to members of the uniformed services who participate in Operation Iraqi Freedom; An original bill entitled ``National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005''; An original bill entitled ``Department of Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005''; An original bill entitled ``Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005''; and An original bill entitled ``Department of Energy National Security Act for Fiscal Year 2005''. Also, committee received a report from the Select Committee on Intelligence on the proposed Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005. BUSINESS MEETING Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported an original bill to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to award grants to public transportation agencies to improve security. CLIMATE CHANGE Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee held a hearing to examine impacts of climate change and states' actions, focusing on public health, forests, heatwaves, geological records, recent changes in the ocean, temperatures, sea ice and glacial ice, and ecological responses, receiving testimony from Ken Colburn, Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management, and Paul R. Epstein, Harvard Medical School Center for Health and the Global Environment, both of Boston, Massachusetts; William B. Curry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts; William R. Fraser, Polar Oceans Research Group, Sheridan, Montana; and Philip Mote, University of Washington, Seattle. Hearing recessed subject to call. CARFA ACT Committee on Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia concluded a hearing to examine S. 1668, to establish a commission to conduct a comprehensive review of Federal agencies and programs and to recommend the elimination or realignment of duplicative, wasteful, or outdated functions, after receiving testimony from Senator Brownback; former Representative Dick Armey, on behalf of Citizens for a Sound Economy; Clay Johnson III, Deputy Director for Management, Office of Management and Budget; and Paul Weinstein, Jr., Progressive Policy Institute, Washington, D.C. NOMINATION Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of Jonathan W. Dudas, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, after the nominee, who was introduced by Representative Hyde, testified and answered questions in his own behalf.
[Daily Digest] [Pages D462-D463] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [[Page D462]] House of Representatives Chamber Action Measures Introduced: 20 public bills, H.R. 4299-4318; and 8 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 417-419 and H. Res. 629-633, were introduced. Pages H2726-28 Additional Cosponsors: Pages H2728-29 Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows: H.R. 4060, to amend the Peace Corps Act to establish an Ombudsman and an Office of Safety and Security of the Peace Corps (H. Rept. 108-481, Pt. 1). Page H2726 Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Fossella to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. Page H2659 Chaplain: The prayer was offered today by Rev. Joseph V. Brennan, Pastor, St. Linus Church in Norwalk, California. Page H2659 Point of Order: The Chair ruled that words uttered by a Member during a one-minutes speech were not unparliamentary and the point of order was overruled. Page H2661 Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2003--Motion to go to Conference: The House disagreed to the Senate amendments to H.R. 2443, to authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal year 2004, to amend various laws administered by the Coast Guard, and agreed to a conference. Pages H2663-66 Agreed to the Filner motion to instruct conferees on the bill to insist on the language contained in section 415 of the House bill that requires foreign-flag vessels to have their vessel security plans approved by the United States Coast Guard before entering a port in the United States, by a yea-and-nay vote of 395 yeas to 19 nays, Roll No. 148. Pages H2663-66, H2679 Appointed as conferees: from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for consideration of the House bill and the Senate amendments, and modifications committed to conference: Representatives Young (AK), Coble, Duncan, Hoekstra, LoBiondo, Simmons, Mario Diaz- Balart (FL), Oberstar, Filner, Bishop (NY), and Lampson. Page H2716 For consideration of the House bill and Senate amendments, and modifications committed to conference: Representatives Cox and Thompson (MS). Page H2716 Iraqi Prisoner Resolution: The House agreed to H. Res. 627, deploring the abuse of persons in United States custody in Iraq, regardless of the circumstances of their detention, urging the Secretary of the Army to bring to swift justice any member of the Armed Forces who has violated the Uniformed Code of Military Justice, expressing the deep appreciation of the Nation to the courageous and honorable members of the Armed Forces who have selflessly served, or are currently serving, in Operation Iraqi Freedom, by a recorded vote of 365 ayes to 50 noes, Roll No. 150. Pages H2680-98 A point of order was sustained against the Hoyer motion to recommit the resolution back to the Committee on Armed Services with instructions. Pages H2696-97 H. Res. 628, the rule providing for consideration of the measure was agreed to by a voice vote, after agreeing to order the previous question by a yea-and-nay vote of 218 yeas to 201 nays, Roll No. 147. Pages H2666-78 Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures which were debated on Wednesday, May 5: Sense of the House regarding the Lao People's Democratic Republic: H. Res. 402, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the urgent need for freedom, democratic reform, and international monitoring of elections, human rights, and religious liberty in the Lao People`s Democratic Republic, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 408 yeas to 1 nays and 1 voting ``present'', Roll No. 149; Pages H2679-80 Sense of Congress regarding the detention of Dr. Wang Bingzhang by the Government of the People's Republic of China: H. Con. Res. 326, expressing the sense of Congress regarding the arbitrary detention of Dr. Wang Bingzhang by the Government of the People's Republic of China and urging his immediate release, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 399 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 151; and Pages H2698-99 Expressing the concern of Congress over Iran's development of the means to produce nuclear weapons: H. Con. Res. 398, expressing the concern of Congress over Iran's development of the means to produce nuclear weapons, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 376 yeas to 3 nays and 14 voting ``present'', Roll No. 152. Page H2699 Meeting Hour: Agreed that when the House adjourn today, it adjourn to meet at noon on Monday, May 10; and further that when it adjourns on that day, it adjourn to meet at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 11 for Morning Hour debate. Page H2701 [[Page D463]] Calendar Wednesday: Agreed to dispense with the Calendar Wednesday business of Wednesday, May 12. Page H2701 Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page H2659. Senate Referral: S.J. Res. 34 was held at the desk. Quorum Calls--Votes: Five yea-and-nay votes and one recorded vote developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H2678, H2679, H2679-80, H2697-98, H2698, and H2699. There were no quorum calls. Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m and adjourned at 7:10 p.m.
[Daily Digest] [Pages D463-D465] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Committee Meetings DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Defense met in executive session to hold a hearing on the National Foreign Intelligence Program Budget. Testimony was heard from George J. Tenet, Director, CIA. NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Readiness approved for full Committee action H.R. 4200, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005. NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Strategic Forces approved for full Committee action H.R. 4200, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005. NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces approved for full Committee action H.R. 4200, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005. ONLINE PORNOGRAPHY Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled ``Online Pornography: Closing the Doors on Pervasive Smut.'' Testimony was heard from J. Howard Beales III, Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, FTC; Kevin Lourdeau, Deputy Assistant Director, Cyber Division, FBI, Department of Justice; Linda D. Koontz, Director, Information Management Issues, GAO; and public witnesses. PROTECTING CHILDREN ONLINE Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet held a hearing entitled ``The `Dot Kids' Internet Domain: Protecting Children Online.'' Testimony was heard from Michael D. Gallagher, Acting Assistant Secretary, Communications and Information, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Department of Commerce; and public witnesses. OVERSIGHT--EXPORT-IMPORT BANK Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, and Technology held an oversight hearing entitled ``Oversight of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.'' Testimony was heard from Philip Merrill, President and Chairman, Export-Import Bank of the United States. MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES; SECURITY CLEARANCE BACKLOG Committee on Government Reform: Ordered reported the following measures: H.R. 4259, Department of Homeland Security Financial Accountability Act; H.R. 4176, To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 122 West Elwood Avenue in Raeford, North Carolina, as the ``Bobby Marshall Gentry Post Office Building;'' H. Con. Res. 295, Congratulating and saluting Focus: HOPE on the occasion of its 35th anniversary and for its remarkable commitment and contributions to Detroit, the State of Michigan, and the United States; H. Res. 613, Recognizing and honoring the tenth anniversary of Vietnam Human Rights Day; H. Res. 622, Supporting the goals and ideals of Peace Officers Memorial Day; and H.R. 3740, To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 223 South Main Street in Roxboro, North Carolina, as the ``Oscar Scott Woody Post Office Building.'' The Committee also held a hearing entitled ``What's the Hold Up: A Review of Security Clearance Backlog and Reciprocity Issues Plaguing Today's Government and Private Sector Workforce.'' Testimony was heard from Gregory C. Wilshusen, Acting Director, Defense Capabilities and Management, GAO; Stephen C. Benowitz, Associate Director, Division for Human Resources Products and Services, OPM; Heather Anderson, Acting Director, Security, Office of the Under Secretary for Intelligence, Department of Defense; and public witnesses. AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Human Rights and Wellness held a hearing entitled ``Autism Spectrum Disorders: An Update on Federal [[Page D464]] Government Initiatives and Revolutionary New Treatment of Neurodevelopmental Diseases.'' Testimony was heard from Troy Justesen, Assistant Secretary (Acting), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education; and public witnesses. RESOLUTION CONDEMNING SUDAN GOVERNMENT FOR ATTACKS AGAINST CIVILIANS; CRISIS IN DARFUR Committee on International Relations: Favorably considered and adopted a motion urging the chairman to request that H. Con. Res. 403, as amended, Condemning the Government of the Republic of the Sudan for its attacks against innocent civilians in the impoverished Darfur region of western Sudan, be considered on the Suspension Calendar. The Committee also held a hearing on The Crisis in Darfur: A New Front in Sudan's Bloody War. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of State: Charles R. Snyder, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs; and Roger P. Winter, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, AID; and public witnesses. SATELLITE HOME VIEWER EXTENSION AND REAUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2004 Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property approved for full Committee action the Satellite Home Viewer Extension and Reauthorization Act of 2004. FEDERAL LANDS RECREATION ENHANCEMENT ACT Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation and Public Lands held a hearing on H.R. 3283, Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. Testimony was heard from Representative Regula; Lynn Scarlett, Assistant Secretary, Policy, Management and Budget, Department of the Interior; Tom Thompson, Deputy Chief, National Forest System, Forest Service, USDA; Barry T. Hill, Director, Natural Resources and Environment, GAO; and public witnesses. BENEFITS OF TAX INCENTIVES FOR PRODUCERS OF RENEWABLE FUELS Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Rural Enterprise, Agriculture and Technology held a hearing entitled ``The Benefits of Tax Incentives for Producers of Renewable Fuels and Its Impact on Small Businesses and Farmers.'' Testimony was heard from Representative Hulshof; and public witnesses. MARITIME TRANSPORTATION AMENDMENTS Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation held a hearing on H.R. 4251, Maritime Transportation Amendments of 2004. Testimony was heard from RADM John E. Crowley, USCG, Judge Advocate General, U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security. VETERANS LEGISLATION Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on the following: H.R. 4020, State Veterans' Homes Nurse Recruitment Act of 2004; H.R. 4231, Department of Veterans Affairs Nurse Recruitment and Retention Act of 2004; H.R. 3849, Military Sexual Trauma Counseling Act of 2004; H.R. 4248, Homeless Veterans Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2004; and a measure to reform the qualifications and selection requirements for the position of the Under Secretary for Health. Testimony was heard from Gordon H. Mansfield, Deputy Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs; Linda S. Schwarz, Commissioner, Department of Veterans Affairs, State of Connecticut; representatives of veterans organizations; and public witnesses. BRIEFING--IRAQI PRISONER ISSUES/ABU GHRAIB Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Met in executive session to receive a briefing on Iraqi Prisoner Issues/Abu Ghraib. The Committee was briefed by departmental witnesses. BRIEFING ON GLOBAL INTELLIGENCE DATA Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Subcommittee on Intelligence Policy and National Security met in executive session to receive a briefing on Global Intelligence Update. The Subcommittee was briefed by departmental witnesses. PROGRESS IN ADDRESSING MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES AT HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT Select Committee on Homeland Security: Held a hearing entitled ``Progress in Addressing Management Challenges at the Department of Homeland Security.'' Testimony was heard from James M. Loy, Deputy Secretary, Department of Homeland Security. [[Page D465]]
[Daily Digest] [Page D465] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2004 (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated) Senate Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine allegations of mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners, 11:45 a.m., SD-106. House Committee on Armed Services, hearing on the ongoing investigation into the abuse of prisoners within the Central Command area of responsibility, 3 p.m., 2118 Rayburn. Joint Meetings Joint Economic Committee: to hold a hearing to examine the employment situation for April, 9:30 a.m., 1334 LHOB.
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