Daily Digest

Monday, July 25, 2005

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S8767–S8896

Measures Introduced: Three bills and four resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1477–1479, and S. Res. 207–210.
Page S8826

Measures Reported:

S. 1420, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to medical device user fees, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 109–107)
Page S8826

Measures Passed:

Americans with Disabilities Act Commemoration: By a unanimous vote of 87 yeas (Vote No. 201), Senate agreed to S. Res. 207, recognizing and honoring the 15th anniversary of the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Pages S8767–72, S8803–05


Egypt Bombings: Senate agreed to S. Res. 210, expressing sympathy for the people of Egypt in the aftermath of the deadly terrorist attacks of Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt on July 23, 2005.
Page S8896


Department of Defense Authorization: Senate resumed consideration of S. 1042, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2006 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe personnel strengths for such fiscal year for the Armed Forces, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S8772–S8803, S8806–22

Withdrawn:

Inhofe/Collins Amendment No. 1312, to express the sense of Congress that the President should take immediate steps to establish a plan to implement the recommendations of the 2004 Report to Congress of the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
Pages S8772, S8785

Pending:

Frist Modified Amendment No. 1342, to support certain youth organizations, including the Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of America.
Page S8772

Inhofe Amendment No. 1311, to protect the economic and energy security of the United States.
Page S8772

Inhofe/Kyl Amendment No. 1313, to require an annual report on the use of United States funds with respect to the activities and management of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Pages S8772, S8783

Lautenberg Amendment No. 1351, to stop corporations from financing terrorism.
Page S8772

Ensign Amendment No. 1374, to require a report on the use of riot control agents.
Page S8772

Ensign Amendment No. 1375, to require a report on the costs incurred by the Department of Defense in implementing or supporting resolutions of the United Nations Security Council.
Page S8772

Collins Amendment No. 1377 (to Amendment No. 1351), to ensure that certain persons do not evade or avoid the prohibition imposed under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.
Page S8772

Durbin Amendment No. 1379, to require certain dietary supplement manufacturers to report certain serious adverse events.
Page S8772

Hutchison/Nelson (FL) Amendment No. 1357, to express the sense of the Senate with regard to manned space flight.
Page S8772

Thune Amendment No. 1389, to postpone the 2005 round of defense base closure and realignment.
Page S8772

Kennedy Amendment No. 1415, to transfer funds authorized to be appropriated to the Department of Energy for the National Nuclear Security Administration for weapons activities and available for the Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator to the Army National Guard, Washington, District of Columbia, chapter.
Page S8772

Allard/McConnell Amendment No. 1418, to require life cycle cost estimates for the destruction of lethal chemical munitions under the Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives program.
Page S8772

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Allard/Salazar Amendment No. 1419, to authorize a program to provide health, medical, and life insurance benefits to workers at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site, Colorado, who would otherwise fail to qualify for such benefits because of an early physical completion date.
Pages S8772, S8786

Dorgan Amendment No. 1426, to express the sense of the Senate on the declassification and release to the public of certain portions of the Report of the Joint Inquiry into the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001, and to urge the President to release information regarding sources of foreign support for the hijackers involved in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Pages S8772, S8785–86

Dorgan Amendment No. 1429, to establish a special committee of the Senate to investigate the awarding and carrying out of contracts to conduct activities in Afghanistan and Iraq and to fight the war on terrorism.
Pages S8772, S8785

Salazar Amendment No. 1421, to rename the death gratuity payable for deaths of members of the Armed Forces as fallen hero compensation.
Page S8772

Salazar Amendment No. 1422, to provide that certain local educational agencies shall be eligible to receive a fiscal year 2005 payment under section 8002 or 8003 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.
Page S8772

Salazar/Reed Amendment No. 1423, to provide for Department of Defense support of certain Paralympic sporting events.
Page S8772

Collins (for Thune) Amendment No. 1489, to postpone the 2005 round of defense base closure and realignment.
Page S8773

Collins (for Thune) Amendment No. 1490, to require the Secretary of the Air Force to develop and implement a national space radar system capable of employing at least two frequencies.
Page S8773

Collins (for Thune) Amendment No. 1491, to prevent retaliation against a member of the Armed Forces for providing testimony about the military value of a military installation.
Page S8773

Reed (for Levin) Amendment No. 1492, to make available, with an offset, an additional $50,000,000, for Operation and Maintenance for Cooperative Threat Reduction.
Pages S8774–78, S8788–89

Hatch Amendment No. 1516, to express the sense of the Senate regarding the investment of funds as called for in the Depot Maintenance Strategy and Master Plan of the Air Force.
Pages S8778–80

Inhofe Amendment No. 1476, to express the sense of Congress that the President should take immediate steps to establish a plan to implement the recommendations of the 2004 Report to Congress of the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
Pages S8783–85

Allard Amendment No. 1383, to establish a program for the management of post-project completion retirement benefits for employees at Department of Energy project completion sites.
Pages S8786–88

Allard/Salazar Amendment No. 1506, to authorize the Secretary of Energy to purchase certain essential mineral rights and resolve natural resource damage liability claims.
Page S8789

McCain Modified Amendment No. 1557, to provide for uniform standards for the interrogation of persons under the detention of the Department of Defense.
Pages S8789–92, S8793–97, S8798–S8801

Warner Amendment No. 1566, to provide for uniform standards and procedures for the interrogation of persons under the detention of the Department of Defense.
Pages S8792–93

McCain Modified Amendment No. 1556, to prohibit cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment of persons under the custody or control of the United States Government.
Pages S8797–98

Stabenow/Johnson Amendment No. 1435, to ensure that future funding for health care for veterans takes into account changes in population and inflation.
Page S8801

Murray Amendment No. 1348, to amend the assistance to local educational agencies with significant enrollment changes in military dependent students due to force structure changes, troop relocations, creation of new units, and realignment under BRAC.
Pages S8801–02

Murray Amendment No. 1349, to facilitate the availability of child care for the children of members of the Armed Forces on active duty in connection with Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom and to assist school districts serving large numbers or percentages of military dependent children affected by the war in Iraq or Afghanistan, or by other Department of Defense personnel decisions.
Pages S8802–03

Levin Amendment No. 1494, to establish a national commission on policies and practices on the treatment of detainees since September 11, 2001.
Page S8803

Hutchison Amendment No. 1477, to make oral and maxillofacial surgeons eligible for special pay for Reserve health professionals in critically short wartime specialties.
Pages S8806–10

Graham/McCain Modified Amendment No. 1505, to authorize the President to utilize the Combatant Status Review Tribunals and Annual Review Board to determine the status of detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Pages S8810–13

Nelson (FL) Amendment No. 762, to repeal the requirement for the reduction of certain Survivor Benefit Plan annuities by the amount of dependency and indemnity compensation and to modify the effective date for paid-up coverage under the Survivor Benefit Plan.
Pages S8813–15

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Durbin Amendment No. 1428, to authorize the Secretary of the Air Force to enter into agreements with St. Clair County, Illinois, for the purpose of constructing joint administrative and operations structures at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.
Page S8815

Durbin Amendment No. 1571, to ensure that a Federal employee who takes leave without pay in order to perform service as a member of the uniformed services or member of the National Guard shall continue to receive pay in an amount which, when taken together with the pay and allowances such individual is receiving for such service, will be no less than the basic pay such individual would then be receiving if no interruption in employment had occurred.
Pages S8815–17

Levin Amendment No. 1496, to prohibit the use of funds for normalizing relations with Libya pending resolution with Libya of certain claims relating to the bombing of the LaBelle Discotheque in Berlin, Germany.
Page S8817

Levin Amendment No. 1497, to establish limitations on excess charges under time-and-materials contracts and labor-hour contracts of the Department of Defense.
Pages S8817–21

Levin (for Harkin/Dorgan) Amendment No. 1425, relating to the American Forces Network.
Pages S8821–22

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at 9:45 a.m., on Tuesday, July 26, 2005; provided further, that the filing deadline for second-degree amendments be at 11 a.m.
Page S8896

Appointment:

U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom: The Chair, on behalf of the President pro tempore, upon the recommendation of the Majority Leader, pursuant to Public Law 105–292, as amended by Public Law 106–55, and as further amended by Public Law 107–228, appointed the following individual to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom: Dr. Richard D. Land of Tennessee, for a term of two years (July 25, 2005–July 24, 2007).
Page S8896


Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

Darlene F. Williams, of Texas, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Jennifer L. Dorn, of Nebraska, to be United States Alternate Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development for a term of two years.

C. Boyden Gray, of the District of Columbia, to be Representative of the United States of America to the European Union, with the rank and status of Ambassador.

Richard Henry Jones, of Nebraska, to be Ambassador to Israel.

Francis Joseph Ricciardone, Jr., of New Hampshire to be Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt.

Martin J. Gruenberg, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for a term expiring December 27, 2012.
Page S8896


Messages From the House:
Page S8824


Measures Referred:
Page S8824


Executive Communications:
Pages S8824–26


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S8826–28


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S8828–33


Additional Statements:
Pages S8823–24


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S8833–95


Privilege of the Floor:
Page S8895


Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--201)
Page S8805


Adjournment: Senate convened at 1:01 p.m., and adjourned at 8:25 p.m. until 9:45 a.m., on Tuesday, July 26, 2005. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S8896.)

Committee Meetings

No committee meetings were held.

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House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 13 public bills, H.R. 3413–3425; and 3 resolutions, H. Res. 378, 381–382 were introduced.
Page H6431


Additional Cosponsors:
Page H6432


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows;

H.R. 3045, to implement the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (Rept. 109–182);

H. Res. 379, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 525) to amend title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to improve access and choice for entrepreneurs with small businesses with respect to medical care for their employees (Rept. 109–183); and

H. Res. 380, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 22) to reform the postal laws of the United States (Rept. 109–184).
Page H6431


Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Conaway to act as Speaker Pro Tempore for today.
Page H6383


Recess: The House recessed at 12:49 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m.
Page H6385


Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Expressing the sense of Congress regarding the establishment of a day to commemorate woman suffragists: H.J. Res. 59, amended, expressing the sense of Congress with respect to the establishment of an appropriate day for the commemoration of the women suffragists who fought for and won the right of women to vote in the United States, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 378 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 417;
Pages H6387–88, H6405

Agreed to amend the title so as to read ``joint resolution expressing the sense of Congress with respect to the woman suffragists who fought for and won the right of women to vote in the United States.''
Page H6405


Supporting the goals and ideals of National Life Insurance Awareness Month: H. Con. Res. 181, amended, supporting the goals and ideals of National Life Insurance Awareness Month, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 377 yeas to 4 nays, Roll No. 418;
Pages H6388–89, H6406


Honoring former President William Jefferson Clinton on the occasion of his 59th birthday: H. Res. 329, honoring former President William Jefferson Clinton on the occasion of his 59th birthday;
Pages H6389–90


Supporting the goals and ideals of the National Health Center Week: H. Res. 289, amended, supporting the goals and ideals of National Health Center Week in order to raise awareness of health services provided by community, migrant, public housing, and homeless health centers;
Pages H6390–92


Supporting the goals of ``A Day of Commemoration of the Great Upheaval'': H. Res. 294, supporting the goals of ``A Day of Commemoration of the Great Upheaval'';
Pages H6392–93


Boone Pickens Post Office Building Designation Act: S. 775, designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 123 W. 7th Street in Holdenville, Oklahoma, as the ``Boone Pickens Post Office''--clearing the measure for the President;
Page H6395


Congresswoman Shirley A. Chisholm Post Office Building Designation Act: S. 571, designating 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''--clearing the measure for the President;
Pages H6395–97


Spokane Tribe of Indians of the Spokane Reservation Grand Coulee Dam Equitable Compensation Settlement Act: H.R. 1797, providing 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;
Pages H6398–H6400


Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the FTC should investigate the publication of the video game ``Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas'': H. Res. 376, amended, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Federal Trade Commission should investigate the publication of the video game ``Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas'' to determine if the publisher intentionally deceived the Entertainment Software Ratings Board to avoid an ``Adults-Only'' rating, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 355 yeas to 21 nays with 1 voting ``present'', Roll. No. 419.
Pages H6401–05, H6406–07

Agreed to amend the title so as to read ``Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Federal Trade Commission should investigate the publication of the video game `Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas' to determine if the publisher deceived the Entertainment Software Ratings Board to avoid an `Adults-Only' rating.''
Page H6407


Moment of Silence: The House observed a moment of silence in remembrance of Officer Jacob J. Chestnut and Detective John M. Gibson of the United States Capitol Police who were killed in the line of duty defending the Capitol against an intruder armed with a gun on July 24, 1998.
Page H6406


Suspension--Proceeding Postponed: The House completed debate on the following measure under suspension of the rules. Further consideration will continue at a later date.
Paul Kasten Post Office Building Designation Act: H.R. 2977, designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 306 2nd Avenue in Brockway, Montana, as the ``Paul Kasten Post Office Building'';
Pages H6393–94


Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Post Office Building Designation Act: H.R. 2894, designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 102 South Walters Avenue in Hodgenville, Kentucky, as the ``Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Post Office Building'';
Pages H6394–95


James T. Malloy Post Office Building Designation Act: H.R. 3339, designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2061 South Park Avenue in Buffalo, New York, as the ``James T. Molloy Post Office Building''; and
Pages H6397–98


Supporting the goals of National Marina Day: H. Res. 308, supporting the goals of National Marina Day and urging marinas continue providing environmentally friendly gateways to boating.
Pages H6400–01


Recess: The House recessed at 3:47 p.m. and reconvened at 6:30 p.m.
Page H6405


Quorum Calls--Votes: 3 yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H6405, H6406, and H6406–07. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 12:30 p.m. and adjourned at 10:29 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT REVIEW

Committee on Homeland Security: Concluded hearings entitled ``The Secretary's Second-State Review: Re-thinking the Department of Homeland Security's Organization and Policy Direction.'' Testimony was heard from Michael Chertoff, Secretary of Homeland Security.

POSTAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND ENHANCEMENT ACT

Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a structured rule providing one hour of general debate on H.R. 22, Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Government Reform. 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 Government Reform 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 amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Government Reform. The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution, and provided that those amendments may be offered 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 was heard from Chairman Tom Davis of Virginia and Representatives McHugh and Waxman.

SMALL BUSINESS HEALTH FAIRNESS ACT OF 2005

Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a structured rule providing one hour of debate in the House on H.R. 525, Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2005, equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule makes in order the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution, if offered by Representative Kind of Wisconsin or his designee, which shall be considered and read, and shall be separately debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent. The rule waives all points of order against the amendment printed in the report. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was heard from Chairman Boehner and Representatives Johnson of Texas, Andrews, Kind, Tierney, Van Hollen, Holt and Woolsey.

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FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE FOR SMALL PHARMACIES

Committee on Small Business: Held a hearing entitled ``Freedom of Conscience for Small Pharmacies.'' Testimony was heard from Sheila Nix, Senior Advisor, Governor Rod Blagojevich of Illinois; and public witnesses.

Joint Meetings

ENERGY POLICY ACT

Conferees continued in evening session to resolve the differences between the Senate and House passed versions of H.R. 6, to ensure jobs for our future with secure, affordable, and reliable energy.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY,

JULY 26, 2005

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Subcommittee on Forestry, Conservation, and Rural Revitalization, to hold hearings to examine how farm bill programs can better support species conservation, 10 a.m., SR–328A.

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Christopher Cox, of California, Roel C. Campos, of Texas, and Annette L. Nazarath, of the District of Columbia, each to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission, 10 a.m., SD–538.

Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of John C. Dugan, of Maryland, to be Comptroller of the Currency, John M. Reich, of Virginia, to be Director of the Office of Thrift Supervision, and Martin J. Gruenberg, of Maryland, to be a Member and Vice Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 2:30 p.m., SD–538.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: Subcommittee on Superfund and Waste Management, to hold an oversight hearing to examine electronics waste, 2:30 p.m., SD–406.

Committee on Finance: business meeting to consider The National Employee Savings and Trust Equity Guarantee Act of 2005, 10 a.m., SD–215.

Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine implications for the United States regarding energy trends in China and India, 9:45 a.m., SD–419.

Full Committee, business meeting to consider S. 1129, to provide authorizations of appropriations for certain development banks, the nominations of Henry Crumpton, of Virginia, to be Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Henrietta Holsman Fore, of Nevada, to be an Under Secretary of State for Management, Gillian Arlette Milovanovic, of Pennsylvania, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Macedonia, James Cain, of North Carolina, to be Ambassador to Denmark, Alan W. Eastham, Jr., of Arkansas, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Malawi, Katherine Hubay Peterson, of California, to be Ambassador to Republic of Botswana, Michael Retzer, of Mississippi, to be Ambassador to the United Republic of Tanzania, Karen P. Hughes, of Texas, to be Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy, Josette Sheeran Shiner, of Virginia, to be an Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs, Kristen Silverberg, of Texas, to be an Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, and Jendayi Elizabeth Frazer, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, and the following treaties: Inter-American Convention Against Terrorism (Treaty Doc. 107–18), Protocol of Amendment to International Convention on Simplification and Harmonization of Customs Procedures (Treaty Doc. 108–6), Convention on Cybercrime (Treaty Doc. 108–11), and the U.N. Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime (Treaty Doc. 108–16), 2:15 p.m., S–116, Capitol.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, and International Security, to hold hearings to examine the General Services Administration, 2:30 p.m., SD–562.

Committee on Indian Affairs: to hold oversight hearings to examine legislation to resolve the lawsuit of Cobell v. Norton, 10 a.m., SH–216.

Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine comprehensive immigration reform, 9:30 a.m., SD–226.

Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, to hold hearings to examine harmonization and other matters concerning patents, 2:30 p.m., SD–226.

Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Timothy Elliott Flanigan, of Virginia, to be Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice, 4 p.m., SD–226.

Select Committee on Intelligence: closed business meeting to consider pending calendar business, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.

House

Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, hearing on FDA Fiscal Year 2006 Appropriations, 1:30 p.m., 2362A Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Agencies, hearing on West Bank/Gaza Assistance, 9 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.

Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Personnel, hearing on mental health, 11 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources, hearing entitled ``Fighting Meth in America's Heartland: Assessing the Impact on Local Law Enforcement and Child Welfare Agencies,'' 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

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Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations, hearing entitled ``DOE/ESE Security: How Ready is the Protective Force?'' 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Science, and Technology, hearing entitled ``The London Attacks: Training to Respond in a Mass Transit Environment,'' 9 a.m., 210 Cannon.

Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, oversight hearing entitled ``Implementation of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005,'' 2 p.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on National Parks, oversight hearing on the Implementation of the National Trails System Act, 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Rules, to consider H.R. 5, Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2005, 1:30 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management, hearing on Honoring the Protectors of the Capitol: The Passengers and Crew of Flight 93, 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence, executive, hearing on the results of the Future Imagery Architecture Red Team Review, 10 a.m., H–405 Capitol.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

9:45 a.m., Tuesday, July 26

Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Senate will continue consideration of S. 1042, Department of Defense Authorization and vote on certain pending amendments. Also, Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the bill. Additionally, Senate may resume consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 397, Protection of Lawful Commerce In Arms Act, with a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.

(Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. for their respective party conferences.)

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

9 a.m., Tuesday, July 26

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Consideration of Suspensions: (1) H.R. 3200, enhancing the Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance program. (2) H.R. 3283, enhancing resources to enforce United States trade rights. Consideration of H.R. 525, Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2005 (modified rule, one hour of debate). Consideration of H.R. 22, Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (modified rule, one hour of debate).

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Becerra, Xavier, Calif., E1593

Blumenauer, Earl, Ore., E1599

Capuano, Michael E., Mass., E1594

Clyburn, James E., S.C., E1595, E1596

Costello, Jerry F., Ill., E1593

Cox, Christopher, Calif., E1599

Davis, Jim, Fla., E1592

Farr, Sam, Calif., E1596

Gonzalez, Charles A., Tex., E1600

Green, Al, Tex., E1590

Gutierrez, Luis V., Ill., E1600

Hart, Melissa A., Pa., E1595, E1596

Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E1594

Hensarling, Jeb, Tex., E1589, E1590

Higgins, Brian, N.Y., E1594

Hyde, Henry J., Ill., E1597, E1598

Kucinich, Dennis J., Ohio, E1589, E1589, E1590, E1591, E1592, E1599

Langevin, James R., R.I., E1591

Lantos, Tom, Calif., E1602

Mack, Connie, Fla., E1596

Nadler, Jerrold, N.Y., E1600

Ney, Robert W., Ohio, E1589, E1589, E1590, E1591, E1592, E1592, E1593, E1593, E1594, E1595

Payne, Donald M., N.J., E1602

Pomeroy, Earl, N.D., E1601

Rangel, Charles B., N.Y., E1597, E1598

Rogers, Mike, Ala., E1590

Schakowsky, Janice D., Ill., E1599

Solis, Hilda L., Calif., E1601

Tancredo, Thomas G., Colo., E1598

Walsh, James T., N.Y., E1591

Wolf, Frank R., Va., E1592, E1595 

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