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Daily Digest/Senate

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                                             Sunday, March 20, 2005

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HIGHLIGHTS:

      Senate passed S. 686, Private Relief.
      Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 23, Adjournment Resolution.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S3099-S3112
Measures Introduced: Two bills and three resolutions were introduced, 
as follows: S. 686-687, S. Res. 92, and S. Con. Res.23-24.
  Page S3105
Measures Passed
  Private Relief: Senate passed S. 686, for the relief of the parents 
of Theresa Marie Schiavo.
  Pages S3099-S3103
  Adjournment Resolution: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 23, providing 
for a conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate, and a 
conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives. 
                                                         Pages S3103-04
Congressional Record--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was 
reached providing that, notwithstanding the adjournment of the Senate, 
the Congressional Record remain open for statements only on Monday, 
March 21, 2005, from 11 am until 5 p.m.
  Page S3104
Messages From the House:
  Page S3105
Measures Referred:
  Page S3105
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S3105-11
Additional Statements
  Pages S3104-05
Adjournment: Senate convened at 2 p.m., and adjourned at 4:40 p.m., 
until 9:30 a.m., on Monday, March 21, 2005, unless the House of 
Representatives adopts S. Con. Res. 23, Adjournment Resolution, at 
which time the Senate will then be in adjournment until 2 p.m., on 
Monday, April 4, 2005. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the 
Majority Leader in today's Record on page S3112.)


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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
  No committee meetings were held.


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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Measures Introduced: 3 public bills, H.R. 1452-1454, were introduced. 
                                                      Page H1729, H1735
Additional Cosponsors:
  Page H1729, H1735
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H. Res. 181, waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with 
respect to the same day consideration of certain resolutions reported 
by the Committee on Rules (H. Rept. 109-27); and
  H. Res. 182, providing for consideration of S. 686, for the relief of 
the parents of Theresa Marie Schiavo (H. Rept. 109-28). 
                                                      Page H1729, H1735
Chaplain: The prayer was offered today by Rev. Dr. Ronald F. Christian, 
Pastor, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in Fairfax, Virginia. 
                                                             Page H1699
Clerk Messages: Read letters from the Clerk notifying the House that he 
received messages from the Senate.
  Page H1699

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Notification of Reassembly: Read the text of the formal notification 
sent to Members on Saturday, March 19, 2005, of the reassembling of the 
House.
  Page H1699
Recess: The House recessed at 1:04 p.m. and reconvened at 5:05 p.m. 
                                                      Pages H1699-H1700
Consideration of Suspensions: Agreed by unanimous consent that the 
Speaker may decline to entertain a motion to adjourn until after 
disposition of the motion to suspend the rules described in this order; 
that it be in order at any time on Sunday, March 20, for the Speaker to 
entertain a motion that the House suspend the rules with respect to S. 
686; and that such motion be debatable for three hours.
  Page H1700
Recess: The House recessed at 5:10 p.m. and reconvened at 9 p.m. 
                                                             Page H1700
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measure:
  For the relief of the parents of Theresa Marie Schiavo: S. 686, for 
the relief of the parents of Theresa Marie Schiavo, by a \2/3\ yea-and-
nay vote of 203 yeas to 58 nays, Roll No. 90--clearing the measure for 
the President.
  Pages H1700-28, H1731-35
District Work Period: The House agreed to S. Con. Res. 23, providing 
for a conditional adjournment of the House and a conditional recess or 
adjournment of the Senate.
  Pages H1728-29
Senate Referral: S. 653 was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
                                                             Page H1729
Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote developed during the 
proceedings of today and appears on page H1728. There were no quorum 
calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 1 p.m. and at 12:46 a.m. on Monday, March 
21, pursuant to the provisions of S. Con. Res. 23, it stands adjourned 
until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, 2005.


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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
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 date it is reported from the Rules Committee) against certain 
resolutions reported by the Rules Committee. The rule applies the 
waiver to any special rule on or before the legislative day of April 5, 
2005, providing for consideration of a bill relating to the rights of 
an incapacitated person or persons.
FOR THE RELIEF OF THE PARENTS OF THERESA MARIE SCHIAVO
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a closed rule providing ten 
minutes of debate in the House on S. 686, for the relief of the parents 
of Theresa Marine Schiavo, equally divided and controlled by the 
chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary. 
The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. 
Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit.


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2005-03-21

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                     COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR MONDAY,

                             MARCH 21, 2005

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  No meetings/hearing scheduled.


                                 House

  No meeting/hearings 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
                        2 p.m., Monday, April 4

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Monday: To be announced.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                        2 p.m., Tuesday, April 5

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Tuesday: To be announced.
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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Andrews, Robert E., N.J., E519
Gibbons, Jim, Nev., E519
Green, Gene, Tex., E519
Hostettler, John N., Ind., E519
Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E519
Kilpatrick, Carolyn C., Mich., E519
Lee, Barbara, Calif., E519
Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E519
Mica, John L., Fla., E519
Ortiz, Solomon P., Tex., E519
Rogers, Harold, Ky., E519
Stearns, Cliff, Fla., E519
Walden, Greg, Ore., E519
Woolsey, Lynn C., Calif., E519 


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