AUTHORITY FOR COMMITTEES TO MEET; Congressional Record Vol. 151, No. 79
(Senate - June 15, 2005)

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                    AUTHORITY FOR COMMITTEES TO MEET


                     committee on foreign relations

  Mr. THOMAS. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee 
on Foreign Relations be authorized to meet during the session of the 
Senate on Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. to hold a hearing on 
Nominations.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.


                     committee on foreign relations

  Mr. THOMAS. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee 
on Foreign Relations be authorized to meet during the session of the 
Senate on Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. to hold a business 
meeting.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.


        committee on homeland security and governmental affairs

  Mr. THOMAS. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee 
on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs be authorized to meet on 
Wednesday, June 15, 2005, at 10 a.m. for a hearing titled, ``Is the 
Federal Government Doing Enough to Secure Chemical Facilities and Is 
More Authority Needed?''
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.


        committee on homeland security and governmental affairs

  Mr. THOMAS. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee 
on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs be authorized to meet on 
Wednesday, June 15, 2005, at 2:30 p.m. to consider the nominations of 
Linda M. Springer to be Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel 
Management, Laura A. Cordero to be Associate Judge of the Superior 
Court of the District of Columbia, and Noel Anketell Kramer to be 
Associate Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.


                      committee on indian affairs

  Mr. THOMAS. Mr. President, I would like to announce that the 
Committee on Indian Affairs will meet on Wednesday, June 15, 2005, at 
9:30 a.m. in Room 485 of the Russell Senate Office Building to conduct 
an oversight hearing on Youth Suicide Prevention. Those wishing 
additional information may contact the Indian Affairs Committee on 224-
2251.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.


                          committee on finance

  Mr. THOMAS. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee 
on Finance be authorized to meet during the session on Wednesday, June 
15, 2005, at 10 a.m., to hear testimony on ``The Future of Medicaid: 
Strategies for Strengthening American's Vital Safety Net''.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.


              subcommittee on national ocean policy study

  Mr. THOMAS. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the 
Subcommittee on National Ocean Policy Study be authorized to meet on 
Wednesday, June 15, 2005, at 9:30 a.m., on Coral Reef Ballast Water, at 
9:30 a.m.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.


                    select committee on intelligence

  Mr. THOMAS. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Select 
Committee on Intelligence be authorized to meet during the session of 
the Senate on June 15, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. to hold a briefing.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.


          committee on health, education, labor, and pensions

  Mr. THOMAS. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee 
on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions meet in executive session 
during the session of the Senate on Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at 9:50 
a.m. in SD-430.

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  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.


                       committee on the judiciary

  Mr. THOMAS. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee 
on the Judiciary be authorized to meet to conduct a hearing on 
``Detainees'' on Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. in Dirksen 
Senate Office Building, Room 226. The tentative witness list is 
attached.
  Panel I: Brigadier General Thomas L. Hemingway, Department of Defense 
Office of Military Commissions, United States Department of Defense, 
Washington, DC; Rear Admiral James M. McGarrah, Director of 
Administrative Review of the Detention of Enemy Combatants, Department 
of the Navy, Washington, DC; the Honorable J. Michael Wiggins, Deputy 
Associate Attorney General, United States Department of Justice, 
Washington, DC; the Honorable Glenn A. Fine, Inspector General, United 
States Department of Justice, Washington, DC.
  Panel II: Lieutenant Commander Charles D. Swift, Defense Counsel, 
Office of Chief Justice Counsel, United States Department of Defense, 
Washington, DC; the Honorable William P. Barr, Executive Vice-President 
and General Counsel, Verizon Corporation, Washington, DC; Joseph 
Margulies, Esq., Principal, Margulies & Richman, Minneapolis, MN; 
Stephen Schulhofer, Esq., Professor, New York University School of Law, 
New York City, NY.


                       special committee on aging

  Mr. THOMAS. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Special 
Committee on Aging be authorized to meet Wednesday, June 15, 2005 from 
3 p.m.-5 p.m. in Hart 216 for the purpose of conducting a hearing.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.

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