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                                           Wednesday, June 29, 2005

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate passed H.R. 2361, Department of the Interior 
      Appropriations.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S7543-S7645
Measures Introduced: Twelve bills and two resolutions were introduced, 
as follows: S. 1327-1338, S.J. Res. 20, and S. Res. 184. 
                                                         Pages S7613-14
Measures Reported:
  Special Report entitled ``Revised Allocation to Subcommittees of 
Budget Totals from the Concurrent Resolution for Fiscal Year 2006''. 
(S. Rept. No. 109-95)
  S. 1307, to implement the Dominican Republic-Central America-United 
States Free Trade Agreement.
Page S7613
Measures Passed:
  Congresswoman Shirley A. Chisholm Post Office Building: Committee on 
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further 
consideration of S. 571, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 1915 Fulton Street in Brooklyn, New York, as 
the ``Congresswoman Shirley A. Chisholm Post Office Building'', and the 
bill was then passed.
  Pages S7550-51
  Boone Pickens Post Office: Committee on Homeland Security and 
Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of S. 
775, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service 
located at 123 W. 7th Street in Holdenville, Oklahoma, as the ``Boone 
Pickens Post Office'', and the bill was then passed. 
                                                     Pages S7550, S7551
  Brian P. Parrello Post Office Building: Committee on Homeland 
Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further 
consideration of S. 904, to designate the facility of the United States 
Postal Service located at 1560 Union Valley Road in West Milford, New 
Jersey, as the ``Brian P. Parrello Post Office Building'', and the bill 
was then passed.
  Pages S7550, S7551
  Dalip Singh Saund Post Office Building: Committee on Homeland 
Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further 
consideration of H.R. 120, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 30777 Rancho California Road in 
Temecula, California, as the ``Dalip Singh Saund Post Office 
Building'', and the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for the 
President.
  Pages S7550, S7551
  Sergeant First Class John Marshall Post Office Building: Committee on 
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further 
consideration of H.R. 289, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 8200 South Vermont Avenue in Los 
Angeles, California, as the Sergeant First Class John Marshall Post 
Office Building, and the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for 
the President.
  Pages S7550, S7551
  Arthur Stacey Mastrapa Post Office Building: Committee on Homeland 
Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further 
consideration of H.R. 324, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 321 Montgomery Road in Altamonte 
Springs, Florida, as the ``Arthur Stacey Mastrapa Post Office 
Building'', and the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for the 
President.
  Pages S7550, S7551
  Ray Charles Post Office Building: Committee on Homeland Security and 
Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 
504, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service 
located at 4960 West Washington Boulevard in Los Angeles, California, 
as the ``Ray Charles Post Office Building'', and the bill was then 
passed, clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages S7550, S7551
  Linda White-Epps Post Office: Committee on Homeland Security and 
Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 
627, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service 
located at 40 Putnam Avenue in Hamden,

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Connecticut, as the ``Linda White-Epps Post Office'', and the bill was 
then passed, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                     Pages S7550, S7551
  Sergeant Byron W. Norwood Post Office Building: Committee on Homeland 
Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further 
consideration of H.R. 1001, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 301 South Heatherwilde Boulevard in 
Pflugerville, Texas, as the ``Sergeant Byron W. Norwood Post Office 
Building'', and the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for the 
President.
  Pages S7550, S7551
  Judge Emilio Vargas Post Office Building: Committee on Homeland 
Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further 
consideration of H.R. 1072, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 151 West End Street in Goliad, Texas, 
as the ``Judge Emilio Vargas Post Office Building'', and the bill was 
then passed, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                     Pages S7550, S7551
  Francis C. Goodpaster Post Office Building: Committee on Homeland 
Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further 
consideration of H.R. 1082, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 120 East Illinois Avenue in Vinita, 
Oklahoma, as the ``Francis C. Goodpaster Post Office Building'', and 
the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                     Pages S7550, S7551
  Mayor Tony Armstrong Memorial Post Office: Committee on Homeland 
Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further 
consideration of H.R. 1236, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 750 4th Street in Sparks, Nevada, as 
the ``Mayor Tony Armstrong Memorial Post Office'', and the bill was 
then passed, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                     Pages S7550, S7551
  Captain Mark Stubenhofer Post Office Building: Committee on Homeland 
Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further 
consideration of H.R. 1460, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 6200 Rolling Road in Springfield, 
Virginia, as the ``Captain Mark Stubenhofer Post Office Building'', and 
the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                     Pages S7550, S7551
  Ed Eilert Post Office Building: Committee on Homeland Security and 
Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 
1524, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service 
located at 12433 Antioch Road in Overland Park, Kansas, as the ``Ed 
Eilert Post Office Building'', and the bill was then passed, clearing 
the measure for the President.
  Pages S7550, S7551
  Honorable Judge George N. Leighton Post Office Building: Committee on 
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further 
consideration of H.R. 1542, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 695 Pleasant Street in New Bedford, 
Massachusetts, as the ``Honorable Judge George N. Leighton Post Office 
Building'', and the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for the 
President.
  Pages S7550, S7551
  Floyd Lupton Post Office: Committee on Homeland Security and 
Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 
2326, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service 
located at 614 West Old County Road in Belhaven, North Carolina, as the 
``Floyd Lupton Post Office'', and the bill was then passed, clearing 
the measure for the President.
  Pages S7550, S7551
  Department of the Interior Appropriations: By a unanimous vote of 94 
yeas (Vote No. 168), Senate passed H.R. 2361, making appropriations for 
the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for 
the fiscal year ending September 30, 2006, after taking action on the 
following amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S7551-97
Adopted:
  By 57 yeas to 40 nays (Vote No. 161), Burns Amendment No. 1068, to 
direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to 
conduct a review of all third-party intentional human dosing studies to 
identify or quantify toxic effects.
Pages S7752-60
  By 60 yeas to 37 nays (Vote No. 162), Dorgan (for Boxer) Amendment 
No. 1023, to prohibit the use of funds by the Administrator of the 
Environmental Protection Agency to accept, consider, or rely on third-
party intentional dosing human studies for pesticides or to conduct 
intentional dosing human studies for pesticides.
Pages S7552-61
  Dorgan (for Sarbanes) Amendment No. 1046, to provide for a study of 
the feasibility of designating the Captain John Smith Chesapeake 
National Historic Watertrail as a national historic trail. 
                                                         Pages S7585-87
  By a unanimous vote of 96 yeas (Vote No. 165), Santorum Amendment No. 
1071 (to Amendment No. 1052), to provide additional funding for medical 
services provided by the Veterans Health Administration. 
                                               Pages S7569-83, S7586-87
  By a unanimous vote of 96 yeas (Vote No. 166), Byrd (for Murray) 
Amendment No. 1052, making emergency supplemental appropriations for 
the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005, for the Veterans Health 
Administration.
Page S7587

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Rejected:
  By 39 yeas to 59 nays (Vote No. 164), Sununu/Bingaman Amendment No. 
1026, to prohibit the use of funds to plan, design, study or construct 
certain forest development roads in the Tongass National Forest. 
                                                  Pages S7562-67, S7568
Withdrawn:
  Kyl Amendment No. 1050, to modify the formula for the allotment of 
grants to States for the establishment of State water pollution control 
revolving funds.
Pages S7584-85


 =========================== NOTE =========================== 

  
  On page D698, June 29, 2005, under Withdrawn: the following 
amendment appear: Withdrawn: Kyl Amendment No. 1050, to modify the 
formula for the allotment of grants to States for the 
establishment of State water pollution control revolving funds. 
Dorgan Amendment No. 1059, to facilitate family travel to Cuba in 
humanitarian circumstance.
  
  The online version has been corrected by deleting Dorgan 
Amendment No. 1059 from the list of Withdrawn: Withdrawn: Dorgan 
Amendment No. 1059, to facilitate family travel to Cuba in 
humanitarian circumstance.


 ========================= END NOTE ========================= 

  During consideration of this measure today, the Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 47 yeas to 51 nays (Vote No. 163), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive section 302(f) of the Congressional Budget 
Act of 1974, with respect to Dorgan Amendment No. 1025, to require 
Federal reserve banks to transfer certain surplus funds to the general 
fund of the Treasury, to be used for the provision of Indian health 
care services. Subsequently, the point of order that the amendment 
would provide spending in excess of the subcommittee's 302(b) 
allocation was sustained, and the amendment thus fell. 
                                               Pages S7561-62, S7567-68
  By 60 yeas to 35 nays (Vote No. 167), two-thirds of those Senators 
voting, a quorum being present, not having voted in the affirmative, 
the motion to suspend paragraph 4 of Rule XVI to consider Dorgan 
Amendment No. 1059, to facilitate family travel to Cuba in humanitarian 
circumstance, was not agreed to. Subsequently, the Chair sustained a 
point of order against the amendment, as being in violation of Rule XVI 
of the Standing Rules of the Senate which prohibits legislation on 
appropriations matters, and the amendment thus fell. 
                                    Pages S7583-84, S7585, S7587, S7588
  Senate insisted on its amendment, requested a conference with the 
House thereon, and the Chair was authorized to appoint the following 
conferees on the part of the Senate: Senators Burns, Stevens, Cochran, 
Domenici, Bennett, Gregg, Craig, Allard, Dorgan, Byrd, Leahy, Reid, 
Feinstein, Mikulski, and Kohl.
Page S7644
CAFTA Implementation: By 61 yeas to 34 nays (Vote No. 169), Senate 
agreed to the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 1307, to 
implement the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free 
Trade Agreement, and Senate then began consideration of the bill. 
                                                      Pages S7598-S7605
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the bill at 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2005, 
provided that there then be 16 hours of debate remaining under the 
statute with the time equally divided; further, that the time on the 
Democratic side be divided with 5 hours under the control of Senator 
Dorgan and 3 hours under the control of Senator Baucus.
Page S7644
Messages From the President: Senate received the following message from 
the President of the United States:
  Transmitting a report, pursuant to the International Emergency 
Economic Powers Act, an executive order that takes additional steps 
with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 
12938 of November 14, 1994, amending Executive Order 12938 and 
Executive Order 13094 of July 28, 1998 by blocking property of weapons 
of mass destruction proliferators and their supporters; which was 
referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM-
16)
Pages S7611-12
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  A.J. Eggenberger, of Montana, to be a Member of the Defense Nuclear 
Facilities Safety Board for a term expiring October 18, 2009.
  Keith E. Eastin, of Texas, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army.
  Kim Kendrick, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant 
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
  Patrick M. O'Brien, of Minnesota, to be Assistant Secretary for 
Terrorist Financing, Department of the Treasury.
  Robert M. Kimmitt, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of the 
Treasury.
  Karen P. Hughes, of Texas, to be Under Secretary of State for Public 
Diplomacy, with the rank of Ambassador.
  Kristen Silverberg, of Texas, to be an Assistant Secretary of State 
(International Organization Affairs).
  Robert A. Mosbacher, of Texas, to be President of the Overseas 
Private Investment Corporation.
  James Cain, of North Carolina, to be Ambassador to Denmark.
  Julie L. Myers, of Kansas, to be an Assistant Secretary of Homeland 
Security.
  Ronald E. Meisburg, of Virginia, to be General Counsel of the 
National Labor Relations Board for a term of four years.
  Terrell Halaska, of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant 
Secretary for Legislation and Congressional Affairs, Department of 
Education.
  Peter Schaumber, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the 
National Labor Relations Board for a term of five years expiring August 
27, 2010.

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  John O. Agwunobi, of Florida, to be an Assistant Secretary of Health 
and Human Services.
  1 Air Force nomination in the rank of general
  5 Army nominations in the rank of general.
  2 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.
Page S7645
Nominations Withdrawn: Senate received notification of withdrawal of 
the following nominations:
  Ronald E. Meisburg, of Virginia, to be a Member of the National Labor 
Relations Board for the term of five years expiring August 27, 2008, 
which was sent to the Senate on January 24, 2005.
Messages From the House:
  Page S7612
Measures Referred:
  Page S7612
Measures Placed on Calendar:
  Page S7612
Measures Read First Time:
  Page S7612
Executive Communications:
  Pages S7612-13
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S7613
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S7614-16
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S7616-42
Additional Statements:
  Pages S7609-11
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S7642-43
Authority for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S7643-44
Privilege of the Floor:
  Page S7644
Record Votes: Nine record votes were taken today. (Total--169) 
                  Pages S7560, S7561, S7568, S7587, S7588, S7597, S7598
Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m., and adjourned at 9:41 p.m. 
until 9 a.m., on Thursday, June 30, 2005. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on pages S7644-
45.)


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[Pages D699-D701]
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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
APPROPRIATIONS: DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, 
and Related Programs approved for full Committee consideration proposed 
legislation making appropriations for the Department of State and 
foreign operations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2006.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
the nominations of General Peter Pace, USMC, for reappointment to the 
grade of general and to be Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, who was 
introduced by Senator Nelson (FL), Admiral Edmund P. Giambastiani, Jr., 
USN, for reappointment to the grade of admiral and to be Vice Chairman, 
Joint Chiefs of Staff, who was introduced by Senator Clinton, General 
T. Michael Moseley, USAF, for reappointment to the grade of general and 
to be Chief of Staff of the Air Force, who was introduced by Senator 
Cornyn, Eric S. Edelman, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of Defense 
for Policy, who was introduced by Senator Allen, Daniel R. Stanley, of 
Kansas, to be Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs, 
who was introduced by Senator Roberts and former Senator Bob Dole, and 
James A. Rispoli, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of Energy for 
Environmental Management, after the nominees testified and answered 
questions in their own behalf.
GUANTANAMO BAY
Committee on Armed Services: Committee met in closed session to receive 
a briefing regarding detention operations and interrogation procedures 
at Guantanamo Bay from Brigadier General Jay Hood, USA, Commanding 
General, Joint Task Force--Guantanamo Bay.
SEVERE WEATHER
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on 
Disaster Prevention and Prediction concluded a hearing to examine 
national weather service issues, focusing on the Federal role in 
researching, forecasting, and warning the public about hurricanes and 
tornadoes, after receiving testimony from Max Mayfield, Director, 
Tropical Prediction Center/National Hurricane Center, and Dennis 
McCarthy, Director, Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services, 
both of the National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration, Department of Commerce; Asbury H. Sallenger, Jr., 
Oceanographer, U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior; Doug 
Ahlberg, Lancaster County Emergency Management, Lincoln, Nebraska; Bill 
Walsh, WCSC Live 5 News, Charleston, South Carolina; Marc L. Levitan, 
Louisiana State University Hurricane Center, Baton Rouge, on behalf of 
the American Association for Wind Engineering; and Timothy A. Reinhold, 
Institute for Business and Home Safety, Tampa, Florida.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Finance: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
following measures:
  S. 1307, to implement the Dominican Republic-Central America-United 
States Free Trade Agreement; and

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  S.J. Res. 18, approving the renewal of import restrictions contained 
in the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003.
MEDICAID
Committee on Finance: Committee held hearings to examine problems that 
threaten the long term sustainability of Medicaid, focusing on the 
incidence of Medicaid waste, fraud and abuse, including pharmaceutical 
pricing schemes perpetrated against state Medicaid programs, receiving 
testimony from Timothy J. Coleman, Senior Counsel to the Deputy 
Attorney General, Department of Justice; Robert A. Vito, Regional 
Inspector General for Evaluation and Inspections, Philadelphia, Office 
of the Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services; 
Patrick J. O'Connell, Texas Office of the Attorney General, Austin; 
Paul J. Pickerell, Oregon Department of Human Services, Eugene; Julie 
Stone-Axelrad, Analyst in Social Legislation, Domestic Social Policy 
Division, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress; Marjorie 
E. Powell, Pharmaceutical Research Manufacturers of America, and Judith 
Feder, Georgetown University Public Policy Institute, both of 
Washington, D.C.; Joyce Ruddock, MetLife Insurance, Westport, 
Connecticut, on behalf of the American Council of Life Insurers; Daniel 
K. O'Brien, Erickson Retirement Communities, and Ruth C. Pundt, both of 
Parkville, Maryland; and Beatrice Manning, Stow, Massachusetts.
  Hearings recessed subject to the call.
U.S. PASSPORT FRAUD
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee 
concluded a hearing to examine vulnerabilities in the United States 
passport system, focusing on how passport fraud is committed, what key 
fraud detection challenges the State Department faces, and what effect 
new passport examiner performance standards could have on fraud 
detection, after receiving testimony from Jess T. Ford, Director, 
International Affairs and Trade, Government Accountability Office; 
Michael L. Johnson, Former Special Agent in Charge (Miami Field 
Office), Diplomatic Security Service, and Frank E. Moss, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Passport Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs, 
both of the Department of State; Donna A. Bucella, Director, Terrorist 
Screening Center, Transportation Security Administration, Department of 
Homeland Security; and Thomas E. Bush III, Assistant Director, Criminal 
Justice Information Services Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 
Department of Justice.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee ordered 
favorably reported the following business items:
  S. 1317, to provide for the collection and maintenance of cord blood 
units for the treatment of patients and research, and to amend the 
Public Health Service Act to authorize the Bone Marrow and Cord Blood 
Cell Transplantation Program to increase the number of transplants for 
recipients suitable matched to donors of bone marrow and cord blood, 
with an amendment in the nature of a substitute; and
  The nomination of Tom Luce, of Texas, to be Assistant Secretary of 
Education for Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
following bills:
  S.J. Res. 15, to acknowledge a long history of official depredations 
and ill-conceived policies by the United States Government regarding 
Indian tribes and offer an apology to all Native Peoples on behalf of 
the United States;
  S. 374, 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;
  S. 113, to modify the date as of which certain tribal land of the 
Lytton Rancheria of California is deemed to be held in trust;
  S. 881, 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;
  S. 449, to facilitate shareholder consideration of proposals to make 
Settlement Common Stock under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 
available to missed enrollees, eligible elders, and eligible persons 
born after December 18, 1971;
  H.R. 797, to amend the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-
Determination Act of 1996 and other Acts to improve housing programs 
for Indians;
  H.R. 680, to direct the Secretary of Interior to convey certain land 
held in trust for the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah to the City of 
Richfield, Utah;
  S. 598, to reauthorize provisions in the Native American Housing 
Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 relating to Native 
Hawaiian low-income housing and Federal loan guarantees for Native 
Hawaiian housing;
  S. 1291, to provide for the acquisition of subsurface mineral 
interests in land owned by the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and land held in 
trust for the Tribe;

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  S. 1295, to amend the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act to provide for 
accountability and funding of the National Indian Gaming Commission;
  S. 1239, to amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to permit 
the Indian Health Service, an Indian tribe, a tribal organization, or 
an urban Indian organization to pay the monthly part D premium of 
eligible Medicare beneficiaries;
  S. 1231, to amend the Indian Self-Determination and Education 
Assistance Act to modify provisions relating to the National Fund for 
Excellence in American Indian Education, with an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute;
  S. 1312, to amend a provision relating to employees of the United 
States assigned to, or employed by, an Indian tribe, and
  S. 731, to recruit and retain more qualified individuals to teach in 
Tribal Colleges or Universities, with an amendment.
INTELLIGENCE
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee met in closed session to 
receive a briefing on certain intelligence matters from officials of 
the intelligence community.


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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 26 public bills, H.R. 3100-
3125; 1 private bill, H.R. 3126; and 3 resolutions, H.J. Res. 56; H. 
Con. Res. 195; and H. Res. 344, were introduced. 
                                               Pages H5434-35, H5478-79
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H5435, H5479-80
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H. Res. 345, providing for consideration of motions to suspend the 
rules (H. Rept. 109-159); and
  H. Res. 346, providing for consideration of H.R. 2864, to provide for 
the conservation and development of water and related resources, to 
authorize the Secretary of the Army to construct various projects for 
improvements to rivers and harbors of the United States (H. Rept. 109-
160).
Pages H5434, H5478
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Latham to act as speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H5365
Chaplain: The prayer was offered today by Rev. Michael O. Canady, 
Director, Missions and Ministries Division, Louisiana Baptist 
Convention in Alexandria, Louisiana.
  Page H5365
Private Calendar: On the call of the Private calendar, the House passed 
H.R. 432, to require the Secretary of the Interior to permit continued 
occupancy and use of certain lands and improvements within Rocky 
Mountain National Park.
  Pages H5365-66
Amending the Communications Satellite Act of 1962: S. 1282, to amend 
the Communications Satellite Act of 1962 to strike the privatization 
criteria for INTELSAT separated entities, remove certain restrictions 
on separated and successor entities to INTELSAT--clearing the measure 
for the President.
  Page H5372
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measure:
  TANF Extension Act of 2005: H.R. 3021, amended, to reauthorize the 
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grant program through 
September 30, 2005.
  Pages H5372-76
Departments of Transportation, Treasury, and Housing and Urban 
Development, The Judiciary, District of Columbia, and Independent 
Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 2006: The House began consideration 
of H.R. 3058, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Transportation, Treasury, and Housing and Urban Development, the 
Judiciary, District of Columbia, and independent agencies for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2006. Further consideration will 
continue tomorrow, June 30.
  Pages H5376-H5433, H5437-40, H5441-69
  Agreed in the House to the Knollenberg amendment correcting an error 
in the dollar amount on page 176 line 26 of the bill.
Page H5376
Agreed to:
  Knollenberg amendment that increases funding for the Office of the 
Secretary of Transportation; increases funding for Tax Law Enforcement 
for the IRS; and increases funding for the Community Development Fund; 
                                                         Pages H5386-87
  LaTourette amendment that increases funding for Grants to the 
National Railroad Passenger Corporation (agreed to limit the time for 
debate);
Pages H5387-97

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  Velazquez amendment that increases funding for Lead Hazard Reduction;
                                                         Pages H5397-99
  Knollenberg amendment that increases funding for Operations of the 
FAA;
Page H5399
  Gary Miller of California amendment (No. 9 printed in the 
Congressional Record of June 28) that increases funding for the 
Community Development Fund;
Pages H5419-21
  Corrine Brown of Florida amendment that strikes a provision relating 
to Amtrak routes funded under Grants to National Railroad Passenger 
Corporation (by a recorded vote of 269 ayes to 152 noes, Roll No. 336);
                                        Pages H5403-08, H5432-33, H5437
  Al Green of Texas amendment (No. 3 printed in the Congressional 
Record of June 27) that increases funding for Fair Housing Activities 
(by a recorded vote of 231 ayes to 191 noes, Roll No. 338); 
                                                  Pages H5417-19, H5438
  Nadler amendment that increases funding for Public and Indian 
Housing, Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (by a recorded vote of 225 ayes 
to 194 noes, Roll No. 339);
Pages H5422-27, H5438-39
  Davis of Alabama amendment that adds a new section regarding 
Revitalization of Severely Distressed Public Housing (agreed to limit 
the time for debate) (by a recorded vote of 248 ayes to 173 noes, Roll 
No. 340);
Pages H5429-32, H5439-40
  Nadler amendment that increases funding for the Housing Opportunities 
for Persons with AIDs;
Pages H5443-44
  Maloney amendment (No. 8 printed in the Congressional Record of June 
28), as modified, that increases funding for the White House Privacy 
and Civil Liberties Oversight Board;
Pages H5456-58
  Hooley of Oregon amendment that increases funding for the High 
Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program (by a recorded vote of 315 
ayes to 103 noes, Roll No. 343); and
Pages H5458-59, H5467-68
  Souder amendment (No. 17 printed in the Congressional Record of June 
28) that increases funding for Federal Drug Control Programs (by a 
recorded vote of 268 ayes to 151 noes, Roll No. 344). 
                                               Pages H5459-61, H5468-69
Rejected:
  Kennedy of Minnesota amendment that sought to increase funding for 
Homeless Assistance Grants (by a recorded vote of 59 ayes to 362 noes, 
Roll No. 337);
Pages H5408-12, H5437-38
  Waters amendment that sought to increase funding for the Community 
Development Fund;
Pages H5444-45
  King of Iowa amendment that sought to reduce funding for salaries and 
expenses for the U.S. Supreme Court (by a recorded vote of 42 ayes to 
374 noes, Roll No. 341); and
Pages H5449-50, H5466-67
  Herseth amendment that sought to increase funding for salaries and 
expenses for Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other Judicial 
Services (by a recorded vote of 188 ayes to 232 noes, Roll No. 342). 
                                                  Pages H5450-51, H5467
Withdrawn:
  Gingrey amendment (No. 1 printed in the Congressional Record of June 
27) that was offered and subsequently withdrawn that sought to prohibit 
the use of funds to provide assistance under the community development 
block grant program for any private economic development project 
involving the obtaining of property by eminent domain;
Pages H5427-28
  Kilpatrick amendment that was offered and subsequently withdrawn that 
sought to strike a provision in Title III, regarding Public and Indian 
Housing, and inserts new provisions; and
Pages H5428-29
  Shuster amendment (No. 13 printed in the Congressional Record of June 
29) that was offered and subsequently withdrawn that sought to increase 
funding for the Federal Buildings Fund of GSA.
Pages H5462-63
Point of Order sustained against:
  Edwards of Texas amendment that sought to add a new title to the bill 
to provide funding for the Veterans Health Administration; 
                                                         Pages H5385-86
  Provision of the bill beginning with the word ``to'' on page 5 line 
25 through the word ``Fund'' on line 26, regarding Payments to Air 
Carriers derived from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund;
Page H5397
  Poe amendment (No. 12 printed in the Congressional Record of June 28) 
that sought to increase funding for Federal Aviation Administration 
Operations;
Pages H5399-H5400
  Section beginning with the word ``for'' on page 11 line 22 through 
the word ``Code'' on page 12 line 1, regarding Grants-In-Aid for 
Airports;
Page H5400
  Section beginning with the word ``provides'' on page 12 line 12 
through the word ``program'' on line 17, regarding Grants-In-Aid for 
Airports;
Page H5400
  Section beginning with the words ``not withstanding'' on page 16 line 
8 through line 17, regarding Federal-Aid Highways;
Page H5401
  Section 110 regarding Administrative Provisions for the Federal 
Housing Administration;
Page H5402
  Section 112 regarding a Bypass Bridge at Hoover Dam;
Page H5402
  Provision in section 130 beginning with the words ``provided 
further'' on page 28 line 15 through page 29 line 2, regarding 
Administrative Provisions of the National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration;
Page H5403
  Provision beginning with the words ``provided further'' on page 32 
line 25 through page 33 line

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3, regarding Administrative Expenses for the Federal Transit 
Administration;
Page H5415
  The phrase ``not withstanding any other provision of law'' on page 34 
line 4, regarding the Highway Trust Fund;
Page H5415
  Section 151 regarding Administrative Provisions for the Federal 
Transit Administration;
Page H5415
  Section 218 under Administrative Provisions in the Department of the 
Treasury, regarding the submission of a report to the Committees on 
Appropriations;
Page H5422
  Section 808 regarding the Buy America Act.
Page H5466
  H. Res. 342, the rule providing for consideration of the bill was 
agreed to yesterday, June 28.
Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he 
reported that he issued an Executive Order that takes additional steps 
with respect to the national emergency regarding proliferation of 
weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them--referred 
to the Committee on International Relations and ordered printed (H. 
Doc. 109-38).
  Page H5473
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page 
H5445.
Senate Referrals: S. 571, S. 775, and S. 904 were referred to the 
Committee on Government Reform.
  Page H5433
Quorum Calls--Votes: Nine recorded votes developed during the 
proceedings of today and appear on pages H5432-33, H5437, H5437-38, 
H5438, H5438-39, H5439-40, H5466-67, H5467, H5467-68, and H5468-69. 
There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 12 midnight.


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[Pages D703-D706]
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Committee Meetings
GUANTANAMO BAY--DETAINEE OPERATIONS
Committee on Armed Services: Held a hearing on detainee operations at 
Guantanamo Bay. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the 
Department of Defense: BG Jay Hood, USA, Commander; CSM Anthony Mendez, 
USA, Joint Detention Group; and CDR Cary Ostergaard, USN, Detainee 
Hospital Commander, all with the Joint Task Force Guantanamo.
SMALL BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land 
Forces and the Subcommittee on Projection Forces held a joint hearing 
on Small Business Technologies. Testimony was heard from the following 
officials of the U.S. Naval Academy, Department of the Navy: Dolores M. 
Etter, Distinguished Chair in Science and Technology, Electrical 
Engineering Department; and ENS Bradford L. Bonney, USN, Electrical 
Engineering Department.
PENSION PROTECTION ACT OF 2005
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Began markup of H.R. 2830, 
Pension Protection Act of 2005.
  Will continue tomorrow.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Ordered reported the following bills: 
H.R. 2491, International Solid Waste Importation and Management Act of 
2005; H.R. 1065, amended, United States Boxing Commission Act; and H.R. 
3084, Drug Free Sports Act.
CREDIT RATING AGENCY DUOPOLY
Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Capital Markets, 
Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises held a hearing entitled 
``Legislative Solutions for the Rating Agency Duopoly.'' Testimony was 
heard from public witnesses.
NEXT GENERATION INTERNET IPv6
Committee on Government Reform: Held a hearing entitled ``To Lead or To 
Follow: The Next Generation Internet and the Transition to IPv6.'' 
Testimony was heard from Karen Evans, Administrator, Electronic 
Government and Information Technology, OMB; the following officials of 
the GAO: David Powner, Director, Information Technology Management 
Issues; and Keith Rhodes, Chief Technologist and Director, Center for 
Technology and Engineering; George G. Wauer, Director, Architecture and 
Interoperability, Office of the Assistant Secretary, Networks and 
Information Integration and Office of the Chief Information Officer, 
Department of Defense; and public witnesses.
NARCO-TERRORIST HIGH SEAS ENFORCEMENT
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug 
Policy and Human Resources held a hearing entitled ``Interrupting 
Narco-terrorist Threats on the High Seas: Do We Have Enough Wind in Our 
Sails?'' Testimony was heard from Ralph Utley, Acting United States 
Interdiction Coordinator, Office of National Drug Control Policy; the 
following officials of the Department of Homeland Security: ADM Dennis 
Sirois, USCG, Assistant Commandant for Operations, U.S. Coast Guard; 
and Charles E. Stallworth II, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Office of 
Air and Marine Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection; ADM 
Jeffrey J. Hathaway, Director, Joint Interagency Task Force

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South, Department of Defense; and Thomas M. Harrigan, Chief of 
Enforcement Operations, DEA, Department of Justice.
NEXT GENERATION OF NUCLEAR POWER
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Energy and Resources 
held a hearing entitled ``The Next Generation of Nuclear Power.'' 
Testimony was heard from Robert Shane Johnson, Acting Director, Nuclear 
Energy, Science and Technology, Department of Energy; and public 
witnesses.
YUCCA MOUNTAIN PROJECT
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Federal Workforce and 
Agency Organization held a hearing entitled ``Yucca Mountain Project: 
Digging for the Truth.'' Testimony was heard from Joseph Hevesi, 
Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior; and W. 
John Arthur III, Deputy Director, Office of Repository Development, 
Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, Department of Energy.
AIR PASSENGER PRE-SCREENING
Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Economic Security, 
Infrastructure Protection, and Cybersecurity held a hearing entitled `` 
Improving Pre-Screening of Aviation Passengers against Terrorist and 
Other Watch Lists.'' Testimony was heard from Justin Oberman, Assistant 
Administrator, Secure Flight and Registered Traveler, Department of 
Homeland Security; former Representative John B. Anderson, State of 
Illinois; and public witnesses.
HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT--MISSION-BASED BUDGETING
Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Management, 
Integration, and Oversight held a hearing entitled ``Transforming the 
Department of Homeland Security Through Mission-based Budgeting.'' 
Testimony was heard from David M. Walker, Comptroller General of the 
United States, GAO; and public witnesses.
527 REFORM ACT OF 2005
Committee on House Administration: Ordered reported, as amended, 
without recommendation H.R. 513, 527 Reform Act of 2005.
GLOBAL WATER CRISIS
Committee on International Relations: Held a hearing on The Global 
Water Crisis: Evaluating U.S. Strategies to Enhance Access to Safe 
Water and Sanitation. Testimony was heard from the following officials 
of the Department of State: John F. Turner, Assistant Secretary, Bureau 
of Oceans and International Environmental Scientific Affairs; and 
Jackee Schafer, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Economic 
Growth, Agriculture and Trade, U.S. Agency for International 
Development; and public witnesses.
  The Subcommittee also held a briefing on this subject. The 
Subcommittee was briefed by Vanessa Tobin, Chief, Water Environment 
Sanitation Section, United Nations Children's Fund; and Olav Kjorven, 
Director, Energy and Environment Group, Bureau for Development Policy, 
United Nations Development Program.
MISCELLANEOUS RESOLUTIONS; IRAQ'S TRANSITION TO DEMOCRACY
Committee on International Relations: Subcommittee on the Middle East 
and Central Asia approved for full Committee action the following 
measures: H. Con. Res. 187, amended, Expressing the sense of Congress 
concerning Uzbekistan; and H. Res. 343, Commending the State of Kuwait 
for granting women certain important political rights.
  The Subcommittee also held a hearing on Iraq's Transition to 
Democracy. Testimony was heard from Richard Jones, Senior Advisor to 
the Secretary and Coordinator for Iraq, Department of State.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on International Relations: Subcommittee on the Western 
Hemisphere approved for full Committee action the following measures: 
H.R. 611, amended, Haiti Economic and Infrastructure Reconstruction 
Act; H.R. 953, Social Investment and Economic Development Fund for the 
Americas Act of 2005; and H. Con. Res. 175, Acknowledging African 
descendants of the transatlantic slave trade in all of the Americas 
with an emphasis on descendants in Latin America and the Caribbean, 
recognizing the injustices suffered by these African descendants, and 
recommending that the United States and the international community 
work to improve the situation of Afro-descendant communities in Latin 
America and the Caribbean.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on the Judiciary: Ordered reported the following bills: H.R. 
184, amended, Controlled Substances Export Reform Act of 2005; H.R. 
869, to amend the Controlled Substances Act to lift the patient 
limitation on prescribing drug addiction treatments by medical 
practitioners in group practices; H.R. 3020, United States Parole 
Commission Extension and Sentencing Commission Authority Act of 2005; 
and H.R. 1442, amended, To complete the codification of title 46, 
United States Code ``Shipping,'' as positive law.

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WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2005
Committee on Rules: Granted by voice vote, a structured rule providing 
one hour of general debate on H.R. 2864, Water Resources Development 
Act of 2005, equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking 
minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. 
The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. 
The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute 
recommended by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure now 
printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the 
purpose of amendment. The rule waives all points of order against the 
committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. The rule makes in 
order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report 
accompanying the resolution. The rule provides that the amendments 
printed in the report may be considered only in the order printed in 
the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, 
shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified 
in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an 
opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject 
to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the 
Committee of the Whole. The rule waives all points of order against the 
amendments printed in the report. Finally, the rule provides one motion 
to recommit with or without instructions. Testimony from 
Representatives Duncan, Flake, Oberstar, Eddie Bernice Johnson of 
Texas, Blumenauer and Stupak.
PROVIDING FOR 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 
Thursday, June 30, 2005. The rule provides that the Speaker or his 
designee shall consult with the Minority Leader or her designee on any 
suspension considered under the rule. The rule provides that it shall 
be in order, any rule of the House to the contrary notwithstanding, to 
consider concurrent resolutions providing for adjournment of the House 
and Senate during the month of July.
U.S. NANOTECHNOLOGY
Committee on Science: Subcommittee on Research held a hearing on 
Nanotechnology: Where Does the U.S. Stand? Testimony was heard from 
Floyd Kvamme, Co-Chair, President's Council of Advisors on Science and 
Technology; and public witnesses.
NASA AUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2005
Committee on Science: Subcommittee on Space approved for full Committee 
action, as amended, H.R. 3070, National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration Authorization Act of 2005.
GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS
Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Rural Enterprises, 
Agriculture and Technology held a hearing entitled ``Different 
Applications for Genetically Modified Crops.'' Testimony was heard from 
public witnesses.
OVERSIGHT--MARITIME TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ACT IMPLEMENTATION
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Coast 
Guard and Maritime Transportation held an oversight hearing on the 
Implementation of the Maritime Transportation Security Act. Testimony 
was heard from the following officials of the U.S. Coast Guard, 
Department of Homeland Security: RADM Craig E. Bone, USCG, Director, 
Port Security, U.S. Coast Guard; and Robert Jacksta, Executive 
Director, Border Security and Facilitation, Office of Field Operations, 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
OVERSIGHT--VETERANS TRANSITION PROGRAMS
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity 
held an oversight hearing on the Transition Assistance Program and the 
Disabled Transition Assistance Program. Testimony was heard from the 
following officials of the Department of Defense: MG Ronald G. Young, 
Director, National Guard Bureau Joint Staff; and Craig W. Duehring, 
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Reserve Affairs; Judith Caden, 
Director, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service, Veterans 
Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs; John M. 
McWilliam, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Operations and Management, 
Veterans' Employment and Training Service, Department of Labor; Cynthia 
Bascetta, Director, Veterans' Health and Benefits Issues, GAO; a 
representative of a veterans' organization; and a public witness.
PRISON INMATES TAX FRAUD
Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Oversight held a hearing 
to Examine Tax Fraud Committed by Prison Inmates. Testimony was heard 
from Representatives Davis of Florida, Keller and Feeney; the following 
officials of the Department of the Treasury: Nancy J. Jardini, Chief, 
Criminal Investigation, IRS; and J. Russell George, Treasury Inspector 
General for Tax Administration; John M.

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Moriarty, Inspector General, Department of Criminal Justice, State of 
Texas; and Jeff Bentley, Criminal Investigator, Department of 
Corrections, State of South Carolina; and a public witness.

Joint Meetings
UZBEKISTAN CRISIS
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission): 
Commission concluded a hearing to examine the ongoing crisis in 
Uzbekistan and its implications for the United States, after receiving 
testimony from Muhammed Salih, ERK Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, and 
Galima Bukharbaeva, Institute for War and Peace Reporting, both of 
Tashkent, Uzbekistan; Holly Cartner, Human Rights Watch, and Robert 
Templer, International Crisis Group, both of Washington, D.C.; and 
Marcus Bensmann, Neue Zuercher Zeitung, Germany.


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2005-06-30

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                    COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

                             JUNE 30, 2005

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Appropriations: business meeting to mark up H.R. 
3057, making appropriations for foreign operations, export 
financing, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 
30, 2006, 2 p.m., SD-116.
  Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine the 
status of the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps in fighting the global 
war on terrorism, 9:30 a.m., SR-325.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee 
on Technology, Innovation, and Competitiveness, to hold hearings to 
examine how information technology can reduce medical errors, lower 
healthcare costs, and improve the quality of patient care, including 
the importance of developing interoperable electronic medical 
records and highlight new technologies that will impact how health 
services are provided in the future, 9:30 a.m., SR-253.
  Committee on Finance: Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight, 
to hold hearings to examine savings and investment issues, 2 p.m., 
SD-215.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine 
challenges of the Middle East road map, 9:30 a.m., SD-419.
  Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Subcommittee 
on Education and Early Childhood Development, to hold hearings to 
examine issues relating to American history, 3 p.m., SD-430.
  Committee on the Judiciary: business meeting to consider the 
nominations of James B. Letten, to be United States Attorney for the 
Eastern District of Louisiana, and Rod J. Rosenstein, to be United 
States Attorney for the District of Maryland, both of the Department 
of Justice, S. 1088, to establish streamlined procedures for 
collateral review of mixed petitions, amendments, and defaulted 
claims, proposed Personal Data Privacy and Security Act of 2005, S. 
751, to require Federal agencies, and persons engaged in interstate 
commerce, in possession of data containing personal information, to 
disclose any unauthorized acquisition of such information, S. 1326, 
to require agencies and persons in possession of computerized data 
containing sensitive personal information, to disclose security 
breaches where such breach poses a significant risk of identity 
theft, S. 155, to increase and enhance law enforcement resources 
committed to investigation and prosecution of violent gangs, to 
deter and punish violent gang crime, to protect law-abiding citizens 
and communities from violent criminals, to revise and enhance 
criminal penalties for violent crimes, to reform and facilitate 
prosecution of juvenile gang members who commit violent crimes, to 
expand and improve gang prevention programs, S. 103, to respond to 
the illegal production, distribution, and use of methamphetamine in 
the United States, S. 1086, to improve the national program to 
register and monitor individuals who commit crimes against children 
or sex offenses, S. 956, to amend title 18, United States Code, to 
provide assured punishment for violent crimes against children, 
committee rules of procedures for the 109th Congress, and other 
committee matters, 9:30 a.m., SD-226.
  Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship, to 
hold hearings to examine securing the cooperation of participating 
countries relating to the need for comprehensive immigration reform, 
2:30 p.m., SD-226.
  Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold a closed briefing 
regarding certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH-219.
  Special Committee on Aging: to hold hearings to examine the 
importance of prevention in curing Medicare, 10 a.m., SH-216.


                                 House

  Committee on Education and the Workforce, to continue markup of 
H.R. 2830, Pension Protection Act of 2005, 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Housing and 
Community Opportunity, hearing on H.R. 3043, Zero Downpayment Pilot 
Program Act of 2005, 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  Committee on Government Reform, hearing entitled ``The Next Flu 
Pandemic: Evaluating U.S. Readiness,'' 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on International Relations, to mark up the following: 
H.R. 611, Haiti Economic and Infrastructure Reconstruction Act; H.R. 
2017, Torture Victims Relief Reauthorization Act of 2005; H.R. 3100, 
East Asia Security Act of 2005; H. Con. Res. 140, Recognizing and 
affirming the efforts of the Great Lakes Governors and Premiers in 
developing a common standard for decisions relating to withdrawal of 
water from the Great Lakes and urging that management authority over 
the Great Lakes should remain vested with the Governors and 
Premiers; H. Con. Res. 168, Condemning the Democratic People's 
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citizens of the Republic of Korea and Japan as acts of terrorism and 
gross violations of human rights; H. Con. Res. 175, Acknowledging 
African descendants of the transatlantic slave trade in all of the 
Americas with an emphasis on descendants in Latin America and the 
Caribbean, recognizing the injustices suffered by these African 
descendants, and recommending that the United States and the 
international community work to improve the situation of Afro-
descendant communities in Latin America and the Caribbean; H. Con. 
Res. 187, Expressing the sense of Congress concerning Uzbekistan; H. 
Con. Res. 191, Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the conclusion 
of the war in the Pacific and honoring veterans of both the Pacific 
and Atlantic theaters of the Second World War; H. Res. 328, 
Recognizing the 25th anniversary of the workers' strikes in Poland 
in 1980 that led to the establishment of the Solidarity Trade Union; 
H. Res. 333, Supporting the goals and ideals of a National Weekend 
of Prayer and Reflection for Darfur, Sudan; and H. Res. 343, 
Commending the State of Kuwait for granting women certain important 
political rights, 10:30 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International 
Operations, hearing on The G8 Summit and Africa's Development, 2 
p.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation, 
hearing on Nonproliferation and the G-8, 2:30 p.m., 2255 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and 
Homeland Security, hearing on the following bills: H.R. 3060, 
Terrorist Death Penalty Enhancement Act of 2005; and H.R. 3035, 
Streamlined Procedures Act; and to mark up H.R. 1751, Secure Access 
to Justice and Court Protection Act of 2005, 1 p.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims, 
oversight hearing entitled ``Immigration Removal Procedures 
Implemented in the Aftermath of the September 11th Attacks,'' 10 
a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral 
Resources, oversight hearing entitled ``The Vast North American 
Resource Potential of Oil Shale, Oil Sands, and Heavy Oils--Part 
2,'' 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs, oversight hearing on the 
Department of Veterans Affairs' necessity to reprogram $1 billion to 
the medical services account in Fiscal Years 2005 and its 
implication for Fiscal Year 2006, 10 a.m., 334 Cannon.
  Committee on Ways and Means, to mark up H.R. 3045, Dominican 
Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement 
Implementation Act, 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.
  Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, executive, Briefing on 
Global Updates, 9 a.m., H-405 Capitol.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                       9 a.m., Thursday, June 30

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Thursday: Senate will continue consideration of S. 1307, 
CAFTA Implementation Act. Also, Senate expects to consider certain 
appropriations bills when available.
    
    
    

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                       10 a.m., Thursday, June 30

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Thursday: Complete consideration of H.R. 3058, Departments 
of Transportation, Treasury, and Housing and Urban Development, The 
Judiciary, District of Columbia, and Independent Agencies 
Appropriations Act for FY 2006. Begin consideration of H.R. 2864, Water 
Resources Development Act of 2005 (subject to a rule). 


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