Daily Digest

Friday, September 29, 2006

Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS

    Senate agreed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 5631, Department of Defense Appropriations Act.
    The House and Senate agreed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 5441, Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2007.
    The House and Senate agreed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 5122, John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007.
    The House and Senate agreed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 4954, Security and Accountability For Every Port Act or the SAFE Port Act.

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S10497–S10822

Measures Introduced: Fifty-two bills and twenty-three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 3994–4045, S. J. Res. 41, S. Res. 591–611, and S. Con. Res. 121.
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Measures Reported:

H.R. 5252, to promote the deployment of broadband networks and services, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 109–354)

S. 3648, to compromise and settle all claims in the case of Pueblo of Isleta v. United States, to restore, improve, and develop the valuable on-reservation land and natural resources of the Pueblo. (S. Rept. No. 109–354)

S. 2751, to strengthen the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's drought monitoring and forecasting capabilities. (S. Rept. No. 109–356)

S. 3718, to increase the safety of swimming pools and spas by requiring the use of proper anti-entrapment drain covers and pool and spa drainage systems, by establishing a swimming pool safety grant program administered by the Consumer Product Safety Commission to encourage States to improve their pool and spa safety laws and to educate the public about pool and spa safety, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 109–357)
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Measures Passed:

International Air Transportation Competition Act Amendment: Senate passed S. 3661, to amend section 29 of the International Air Transportation Competition Act of 1979 relating to air transportation to and from Love Field, Texas, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto:
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Hutchison Amendment No. 5107, in the nature of a substitute.
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New England Wilderness Act: Senate passed S. 4001, to designate certain land in New England as wilderness for inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation system and certain land as a National Recreation Area.
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Boy Scouts of America Land Transfer Act: Senate passed S. 476, to authorize the Boy Scouts of America to exchange certain land in the State of Utah acquired under the Recreation and Public Purposes Act, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
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Idaho Land Enhancement Act: Senate passed S. 1131, to authorize the exchange of certain Federal land within the State of Idaho, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto:
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Hutchison (for Domenici) Amendment No. 5108, to add a provision relating to the term of approval of appraisals by the interdepartmental review team.
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Natural Resources Protection Cooperative Agreement Act: Senate passed S. 1288, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to enter into cooperative agreements to protect natural resources of units of the National Park System through collaborative efforts on land inside and outside of units of the National Park System, after agreeing to the committee amendments.
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Michigan Lighthouse and Maritime Heritage Act: Senate passed S. 1346, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of maritime sites in the State of Michigan, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
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National Historic Preservation Act Amendments Act: Senate passed S. 1378, to amend the National Historic Preservation Act to provide appropriation authorization and improve the operations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, after agreeing to the committee amendments.
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Virgin Islands Tax Amendments: Senate passed S. 1829, to repeal certain sections of the Act of May 26, 1936, pertaining to the Virgin Islands.
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Compacts of Free Association Amendments Act: Senate passed S. 1830, to amend the Compact of Free Association Amendments Act of 2003, after agreeing to the committee amendments, and the following amendment proposed thereto:
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Hutchison (for Domenici) Amendment No. 5109, to make certain improvements to the bill.
Pages S10532–34


Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center Lease Act: Senate passed S. 1913, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to lease a portion of the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center for use as a visitor center for the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto:
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Hutchison (for Domenici) Amendment No. 5110, to strike the section relating to the Ojito Wilderness.
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Castel Nugent Farms Study: Senate passed H.R. 318, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating Castle Nugent Farms located on St. Croix, Virgin Islands, as a unit of the National Park System, clearing the measure for the President.
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Yuma Crossing Boundary: Senate passed H.R. 326, to amend the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area Act of 2000 to adjust the boundary of the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, clearing the measure for the President.
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Sierra National Forest Land Exchange Act: Senate passed H.R. 409, to provide for the exchange of land within the Sierra National Forest, California, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendments proposed thereto:
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Hutchison (for Domenici) Amendment No. 5111, to modify the section relating to the grant of an easement and right of first refusal to the owner of Project No. 67.
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Hutchison (for Domenici) Amendment No. 5112, to provide appropriation authorization for grants to improve the commercial value of forest biomass for electric energy, useful heat, transportation fuels, and other commercial purposes.
Ukraine Famine Memorial: Senate passed H.R. 562, to authorize the Government of Ukraine to establish a memorial on Federal land in the District of Columbia to honor the victims of the manmade famine that occurred in Ukraine in 1932–1933, clearing the measure for the President.
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Pitkin County Land Exchange Act: Senate passed H.R.1129, to authorize the exchange of certain land in the State of Colorado, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
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Ste. Genevieve County National Historic Site Study Act: Senate passed H.R. 1728, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating portions of Ste. Genevieve County in the State of Missouri as a unit of the National Park System, clearing the measure for the President.
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National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Maintenance Fund Act: Senate passed H.R. 2107, to amend Public Law 104–329 to modify authorities for the use of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Maintenance Fund, clearing the measure for the President.
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North Colorado Water District Conveyance: Senate passed H.R. 3443, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain water distribution facilities to the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, clearing the measure for the President.
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Salt Cedar and Russian Olive Control Demonstration Act: Senate passed H.R. 2720, to further the purposes of the Reclamation Projects Authorization and Adjustment Act of 1992 by directing the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Commissioner of Reclamation, to carry out an assessment and demonstration program to control salt cedar and Russian olive, clearing the measure for the President.
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Northern California Coastal Wild Heritage Wilderness Act: Senate passed H.R. 233, to designate certain National Forest System lands in the Mendocino and Six Rivers National Forests and certain Bureau of Land Management lands in Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, and Napa Counties in the State of California as wilderness, to designate the Elkhorn Ridge Potential Wilderness Area, to designate certain segments of the Black Butte River in Mendocino County, California as a wild or scenic river, clearing the measure for the President.
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Enrollment Correction: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 456, providing for a correction to the enrollment of the bill, S. 203.
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Ojito Wilderness Act Technical Correction: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4841, to amend the Ojito Wilderness Act to make a technical correction, and the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for the President.
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Trail of Tears National Historic Trail Study: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3085, to amend the National Trails System Act to update the feasibility and suitability study originally prepared for the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail and provide for the inclusion of new trail segments, land components, and campgrounds associated with that trail, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
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Hutchison (for Domenici) Amendment No. 5113, to clarify that additional funds are not authorized to be appropriated to carry out the feasibility and suitability study.
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Secure Fence Act: By 80 yeas to 19 nays (Vote No. 262), Senate passed H.R. 6061, to establish operational control over the international land and maritime borders of the United States, after taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
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Withdrawn:

Frist Amendment No. 5036, to establish military commissions.
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During consideration of this measure, the following actions also occurred:

Pending motion to commit the bill to the Committee on the Judiciary, with instructions to report back forthwith, with an amendment, was ruled inconsistent with the invocation of cloture, subsequently, the motion failed.
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Frist Amendment No. 5037 (to Amendment No. 5036), to establish the effective date, fell when Frist Amendment No. 5036 (listed above) was withdrawn.
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Frist Amendment No. 5038 (to the instructions of the motion to commit H.R. 6061 to the Committee on the Judiciary), to establish military commissions, fell when the motion to commit failed.
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Frist Amendment No. 5039 (to the instructions of the motion to commit H.R. 6061 to the Committee on the Judiciary), to establish the effective date, fell when the motion to commit failed.
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Frist Amendment No. 5040 (to Amendment No. 5039), to amend the effective date, fell when Frist Amendment No. 5039 fell.
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Adjournment Resolution: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 483, providing for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives and a conditional recess or adjournment of the Senate.
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United States Code: Senate passed S. 4044, to clarify the treatment of certain charitable contributions under title 11, United States Code.
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Financial Netting Improvement Act: Senate passed H.R. 5585, to improve the netting process for financial contracts, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
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Frist (for Bennett) Amendment No. 5114, to strike a provision relating to compensation of trustees and filing fees.
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Iran: Senate passed H.R. 6198, to hold the current regime in Iran accountable for its threatening behavior and to support a transition to democracy in Iran, clearing the measure for the President.
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Third Higher Education Extension Act: Senate passed H.R. 6138, to temporarily extend the programs under the Higher Education Act of 1965, clearing the measure for the President.
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Waiver Authority: Senate passed H.R. 6106, to extend the waiver authority for the Secretary of Education under title IV, section 105, of Public Law 109–148, clearing the measure for the President.
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Older Americans Act Amendments: Senate passed H.R. 6197, to amend the Older American Act of 1965 to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2007 through 2011, clearing the measure for the President.
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SBA Authority Extension: Senate passed H.R. 6159, to extend temporarily certain authorities of the Small Business Administration, clearing the measure for the President.
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North American Wetlands Conservation Reauthorization Act: Senate passed H.R. 5539, to reauthorize the North American Wetlands Conservation Act, clearing the measure for the President.
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John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System: Senate passed H.R. 138, to revise the boundaries of John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System Jekyll Island Unit GA–06P, clearing the measure for the President.
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Florida Coastal Barrier Resources: Senate passed H.R. 479, to replace a Coastal Barrier Resources System map relating to Coastal Barrier Resources System Grayton Beach Unit FL–95P in Walton County, Florida, clearing the measure for the President.
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Lake Mattamuskeet Lodge Preservation Act: Senate passed H.R. 5094, to require the conveyance of Mattamuskeet Lodge and surrounding property, including the Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge headquarters, to the State of North Carolina to permit the State to use the property as a public facility dedicated to the conservation of the natural and cultural resources of North Carolina, clearing the measure for the President.
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National Fish Hatchery System Volunteer Act: Senate passed H.R. 5381, to enhance an existing volunteer program of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and promote community partnerships for the benefit of national fish hatcheries and fisheries program offices, clearing the measure for the President.
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Long Island Sound Stewardship Act: Senate passed H.R. 5160, to establish the Long Island Sound Stewardship Initiative, clearing the measure for the President.
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Byron Nelson Congressional Gold Medal Act: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4902, to award a Congressional gold medal to Byron Nelson in recognition of his significant contributions to the game of golf as a player, a teacher, and a commentator, and the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for the President.
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Tylersville Fish Hatchery Conveyance Act: Senate passed H.R. 4957, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey the Tylersville division of the Lamar National Fish Hatchery and Fish Technology Center to the State of Pennsylvania, clearing the measure for the President.
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Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. 3880, to provide the Department of Justice the necessary authority to apprehend, prosecute, and convict individuals committing animal enterprise terror, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
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Frist (for Feinstein) Amendment No. 5115, in the nature of a substitute.
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Equitable Innocent Spouse Relief: Committee on Finance was discharged from further consideration of S. 3523, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that the Tax Court may review claims for equitable innocent spouse relief and to suspend the running on the period of limitations while such claims are pending, and the bill was then passed.
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Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996 Amendment: Senate passed S. 1409, to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996 to modify the grant program to improve sanitation in rural and Native villages in the State of Alaska, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto:
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Frist (for Murkowski) Amendment No. 5116, to make certain improvements to the bill.
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Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act: Senate passed S. 3938, to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
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Frist (for Crapo) Amendment No. 5117, to eliminate the requirement that the Bank seek comments from the International Trade Commission.
Pages S10796–98


Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage Cost Allocation Act: Senate passed S. 3879, to implement the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage, after agreeing to the committee amendments, and the following amendment proposed thereto:
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Frist (for Inhofe/Jeffords) Amendment No. 5118, to require the Secretary of Energy to submit period reports to Congress on whether there is a need for continuation or amendment of the Act.
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John Milton Bryan Simpson Courthouse: Committee on Environment and Public Works was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 315, to designate the United States courthouse at 300 North Hogan Street, Jacksonville, Florida, as the ``John Milton Bryan Simpson United States Courthouse'', and the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for the President.
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Justin W. Williams United States Attorney's Building: Senate passed H.R. 1463, to designate a portion of the Federal building located at 2100 Jamieson Avenue, in Alexandria, Virginia, as the ``Justin W. Williams United States Attorney's Building'', clearing the measure for the President.
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Clyde S. Cahill Memorial Park: Senate passed H.R. 1556, to designate a parcel of land located on the site of the Thomas F. Eagleton United States Courthouse in St. Louis, Missouri, as the ``Clyde S. Cahill Memorial Park'', clearing the measure for the President.
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Kika de la Garza Federal Building: Senate passed H.R. 2322, to designate the Federal building located at 320 North Main Street in McAllen, Texas, as the ``Kika de la Garza Federal Building'', clearing the measure for the President.
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Andres Toro Building: Senate passed H.R. 5026, to designate the Investigations Building of the Food and Drug Administration located at 466 Fernandez Juncos Avenue in San Juan, Puerto Rico, as the ``Andres Toro Building'', clearing the measure for the President.
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Carroll A. Campbell, Jr. U.S. Courthouse: Senate passed H.R. 5546, to designate the United States courthouse to be constructed in Greenville, South Carolina, as the ``Carroll A. Campbell, Jr. United States Courthouse'', clearing the measure for the President.
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William M. Steger Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse: Senate passed H.R. 5606, to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 221 and 211 West Ferguson Street in Tyler, Texas, as the ``William M. Steger Federal Building and United States Courthouse'', clearing the measure for the President.
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John F. Seiberling Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse: Senate passed H.R. 6051, to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 2 South Main Street in Akron, Ohio, as the ``John F. Seiberling Federal Building and United States Courthouse'', clearing the measure for the President.
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Rush H. Limbaugh, Sr., Courthouse: Senate passed S. 3867, to designate the United States courthouse located at 555 Independence Street, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, as the ``Rush H. Limbaugh, Sr., United States Courthouse'', after agreeing to the following amendments proposed thereto:

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Frist (for Inhofe) Amendment No. 5120, in the nature of a substitute.
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Frist (for Inhofe) Amendment No. 5121, to amend the title.
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Indian Land Consolidation Act: Senate passed S. 3526, to amend the Indian Land Consolidation Act to modify certain requirements under that Act, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:

Frist (for McCain) Amendment No. 5119, to make technical corrections.
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Coach Eddie Robinson Post Office Building: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of S. 1726, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 324 Main Street in Grambling, Louisiana, shall be known and designated as the ``Coach Eddie Robinson Post Office Building'', and the bill was then passed.
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Mickey Mantle Post Office Building: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of S. 3845, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 301 Commerce Street in Commerce, Oklahoma, as the ``Mickey Mantle Post Office Building'', and the bill was then passed.
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U.S. Representative Parren J. Mitchell Post Office: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4109, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6101 Liberty Road in Baltimore, Maryland, as the ``United States Representative Parren J. Mitchell Post Office'', and the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for the President.
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Gene Vance Post Office Building: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4805, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 105 North Quincy Street in Clinton, Illinois, as the ``Gene Vance Post Office Building'', and the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for the President.
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Governor John Anderson, Jr. Post Office Building: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4674, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 110 North Chestnut Street in Olathe, Kansas, as the ``Governor John Anderson, Jr. Post Office Building'', and the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for the President.
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Robert Linn Memorial Post Office Building: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4768, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 777 Corporation Street in Beaver, Pennsylvania, as the ``Robert Linn Memorial Post Office Building'', and the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for the President.
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Joshua A. Terando Morris Post Office Building: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5428, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 202 East Washington Street in Morris, Illinois, as the ``Joshua A. Terando Morris Post Office Building'', and the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for the President.
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Larry Cox Post Office: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5434, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 40 South Walnut Street in Chillicothe, Ohio, as the ``Larry Cox Post Office'', and the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for the President.
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Larry Winn, Jr. Post Office Building: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5504, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6029 Broadmoor Street in Mission, Kansas, as the ``Larry Winn, Jr. Post Office Building'', and the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for the President.
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Jacob Samuel Fletcher Post Office Building: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 5664, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 110 Cooper Street in Babylon, New York, as the ``Jacob Samuel Fletcher Post Office Building'', and the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for the President.
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Thomas J. Manton Post Office Building: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 6033, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 39–25 61st Street in Woodside, New York, as the ``Thomas J. Manton Post Office Building'', and the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for the President.
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Robert J. Thompson Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 6075, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 101 East Gay Street in West Chester, Pennsylvania, as the ``Robert J. Thompson Post Office Building'', clearing the measure for the President.
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Curt Gowdy Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 5224, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 350 Uinta Drive in Green River, Wyoming, as the ``Curt Gowdy Post Office Building'', clearing the measure for the President.
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Katherine Dunham Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 5929, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 950 Missouri Avenue in East St. Louis, Illinois, as the ``Katherine Dunham Post Office Building'', clearing the measure for the President.
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Department of Defense Appropriations--Conference Report: By a unanimous vote of 100 yeas (Vote No. 261), Senate agreed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 5631, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, clearing the measure for the President.
Pages S10499–S10501


Homeland Security Appropriations--Conference Report: Senate agreed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 5441, making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, clearing the measure for the President.
Pages S10618–32


National Defense Authorization--Conference Report: Senate agreed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 5122, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2007 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, clearing the measure for the President.
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Safe Port Act--Conference Report: Senate agreed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 4954, to improve maritime and cargo security through enhanced layered defenses, clearing the measure for the President.
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Child Custody Protection Act--Motion To Concur--Cloture Vote: By 57 yeas to 42 nays (Vote No. 263), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate failed to agree to the motion to close further debate on the motion to concur in the amendment of the House to S. 403, to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit taking minors across State lines in circumvention of laws requiring the involvement of parents in abortion decisions, with the following pending amendments:
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Bennett (for Frist) Amendment No. 5090 (to the House Amendment), of a technical nature.

Bennett (for Frist) Amendment No. 5091 (to Amendment No. 5090), of a technical nature.

National Heritage Areas Act--House Message: Senate concurred in the amendment of the House to S. 203, to reduce temporarily the royalty required to be paid for sodium produced, to establish certain National Heritage Areas, clearing the measure for the President.
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Financial Services Regulatory Relief Act--House Message: Senate concurred in the amendment of the House to S. 2856, to provide regulatory relief and improve productivity for insured depository institutions, clearing the measure for the President.
Pages S10779–91


Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act--House Message: Senate concurred in the amendment of the House to S. 2430, to amend the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act of 1990 to provide for implementation of recommendations of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service contained in the Great Lakes Fishery Resources Restoration Study, clearing the measure for the President.
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Signing Authority--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that during the adjournment of the Senate, the Majority Leader and Senator Domenici, be authorized to sign duly enrolled bills or joint resolutions.
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Authorizing Leadership To Make Appointments--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding the adjournment of the Senate, the President of the Senate, the President Pro Tempore, and the Majority and Minority Leaders be authorized to make appointments to commissions, committees, boards, conferences, or interparliamentary conferences authorized by law, by concurrent action of the two Houses, or by order of the Senate.
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Authority for Committees: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding the adjournment of the Senate, all committees were authorized to file legislative and executive reports on Wednesday, October 25, 2006, from 10 a.m. until 12 noon.
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Appointments:

NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Quebec City: The Chair, on behalf of the Vice President, in accordance with 22 U.S.C. 1928a–1928d, as amended, appointed the following Senators to the Senate Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, during the 109th Congress: Senators Leahy and Mikulski.
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NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Quebec City: The Chair, on behalf of the Vice President, in accordance with 22 U.S.C. 1928a–1928d, as amended, appointed the following Senators to the Senate Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, during the 109th Congress: Senators Grassley, Allard, Enzi, Bunning, Voinovich, and Coleman.
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Treaties Approved: The following treaties having passed through their various parliamentary stages, up to and including the presentation of the resolution of ratification, upon division, two-thirds of the Senators present having voted in the affirmative, the resolutions of ratification were agreed to:

Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Adoption of an Additional Distinctive Emblem (Treaty Doc. 109–10(A)); and

Extradition Treaty with United Kingdom (Treaty Doc. 108–23) with 1 understanding, 2 declarations and 3 provisos.
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Removal of Injunction of Secrecy: The injunction of secrecy was removed from the following treaties:

Extradition Treaty with Latvia (Treaty Doc. No. 109–15);

Extradition Treaty with Estonia (Treaty Doc. No. 109–16);

Extradition Treaty with Malta (Treaty Doc. No. 109–17);

Protocol Amending Tax Convention with Finland (Treaty Doc. No. 109–18);

Protocol Amending Tax Convention with Denmark (Treaty Doc. No. 109–19); and

Protocol Amending Tax Convention with Germany (Treaty Doc. No. 109–20).

The treaties were transmitted to the Senate today, considered as having been read for the first time, and referred, with accompanying papers, to the Committee on Foreign Relations and ordered to be printed.
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Messages From the President: Senate received the following message from the President of the United States:

Transmitting, pursuant to law, the report of the District of Columbia's 2007 Budget Request Act; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (PM–57)
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Nominations in Status Quo--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that all nominations received by the Senate during the 109th Congress, remain in status quo, notwithstanding the adjournment of the Senate, and the provisions of Rule XXXI, paragraph 6, of the Standing Rules of the Senate, with certain exceptions.
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Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:

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Andrew B. Steinberg, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation.

Sharon Lynn Potter, of West Virginia, to be United States Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia for the term of four years.

Robert L. Wilkie, of North Carolina, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense.

David H. Pryor, of Arkansas, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for a term expiring January 31, 2008.

Chris Boskin, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for a term expiring January 31, 2012.

Christopher A. Padilla, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce. (Prior to this action, Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs was discharged from further consideration.)

Calvin L. Scovel, of Virginia, to be Inspector General, Department of Transportation. (Prior to this action, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration.)

Clyde Bishop, of Delaware, to be Ambassador to the Republic of the Marshall Islands. (Prior to this action, Committee on Foreign Relations was discharged from further consideration.)

Bijan Rafiekian, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States for the remainder of the term expiring January 20, 2007. (Prior to this action, Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs was discharged from further consideration.)

Sharon Lynn Hays, of Virginia, to be an Associate Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Robert W. Johnson, of Nevada, to be Commissioner of Reclamation. (Prior to this action, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources was discharged from further consideration.)

Ronald J. James, of Ohio, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army.

Major General Todd I. Stewart, USAF (Ret.), of Ohio, to be a Member of the National Security Education Board for a term of four years.

Deborah Jean Johnson Rhodes, of Alabama, to be United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama for the term of four years.

Rodger A. Heaton, of Illinois, to be United States Attorney for the Central District of Illinois for the term of four years.

C. Stephen Allred, of Idaho, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior. (Prior to this action, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources was discharged from further consideration.)

Cynthia A. Glassman, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs.

Brigadier General Bruce Arlan Berwick, United States Army, to be a Member of the Mississippi River Commission.

Colonel Gregg F. Martin, United States Army, to be a Member of the Mississippi River Commission.

Brigadier General Robert Crear, United States Army, to be a Member and President of the Mississippi River Commission.

Rear Admiral Samuel P. De Bow, Jr., NOAA, to be a Member of the Mississippi River Commission.

William H. Graves, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority for a term expiring May 18, 2007.

John K. Veroneau, of Virginia, to be a Deputy United States Trade Representative, with the Rank of Ambassador.

Nelson M. Ford, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army.

Collister Johnson, Jr., of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation for a term of seven years.

Mary Amelia Bomar, of Pennsylvania, to be Director of the National Park Service. (Prior to this action, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources was discharged from further consideration.)

David Longly Bernhardt, of Colorado, to be Solicitor of the Department of the Interior.

Charles L. Glazer, of Connecticut, to be Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador. (Prior to this action, Committee on Foreign Relations was discharged from further consideration.)

Robert T. Howard, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Information and Technology).

John Edward Mansfield, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board for a term expiring October 18, 2011.

Larry W. Brown, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board for a term expiring October 18, 2010.

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Peter Stanley Winokur, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board for a term expiring October 18, 2009.

Robert K. Steel, of Connecticut, to be an Under Secretary of the Department of the Treasury.

Mary E. Peters, of Arizona, to be Secretary of Transportation.

Donald Y. Yamamoto, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. (Prior to this action, Committee on Foreign Relations was discharged from further consideration.)

Frank Baxter, of California, to be Ambassador to the Oriental Republic of Uruguay. (Prior to this action, Committee on Foreign Relations was discharged from further consideration.)

8 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.

47 Army nominations in the rank of general.

1 Marine Corps nomination in the rank of general.

17 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.

Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy.
Pages S10763–66, S10819–22


Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

William Lindsay Osteen, Jr., of North Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of North Carolina.

Martin Karl Reidinger, of North Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of North Carolina.

Thomas D. Schroeder, of North Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of North Carolina.

John Roberts Hackman, of Virginia, to be United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Virginia for the term of four years.

Robert F. Hoyt, of Maryland, to be General Counsel for the Department of the Treasury.

Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Foreign Service, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Public Health Service.
Page S10818


Nominations Returned to the President: The following nominations were returned to the President failing of confirmation under Senate Rule XXXI at the time of the adjournment of the 109th Congress:

Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, of Virginia, to be Chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors.

Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for a term expiring August 13, 2007.

Arlene Holen, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission for a term expiring August 30, 2010.

John Robert Bolton, of Maryland, to be the Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador, and the Representative of the United States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations (Recess Appointment).

John Robert Bolton, of Maryland, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations during his tenure of service as Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations (Recess Appointment).

Steven G. Bradbury, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Attorney General.

Paul DeCamp, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor.

Donald V. Hammond, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board for a term expiring September 21, 2010.

Peter D. Keisler, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Richard Stickler, of West Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health.

Michael Brunson Wallace, of Mississippi, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit.

Norman Randy Smith, of Idaho, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

William Gerry Myers III, of Idaho, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

William James Haynes II, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit.

Terrence W. Boyle, of North Carolina, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit.

Paul DeCamp, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor (Recess Appointment).
Pages S10762–63


Messages From the House:
Pages S10672–73


Measures Placed on Calendar:
Page S10673


Measures Read First Time:
Page S10673


Executive Reports of Committees:
Pages S10673–75


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S10680–82


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S10682–S10759


Additional Statements:
Pages S10666–71


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S10759–62


Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
Page S10762


Privileges of the Floor:
Page S10762


Record Votes: Three record votes were taken today. (Total--263)
Pages S10501, H10616, H10618


Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m., on Friday, September 29, 2006, and adjourned pursuant to the provisions of H. Con. Res. 483, at 2:26 a.m., on Saturday, September 30, 2006, until 10 a.m., on Thursday, November 9, 2006. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S10818.)

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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the nominations of Nora Barry Fischer, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Gregory Kent Frizzell, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Oklahoma, Marcia Morales Howard, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida, Robert James Jonker, Paul Lewis Maloney, and Janet T. Neff, each to be a United States District Judge for the Western District of Michigan, Leslie Southwick, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi, Lisa Godbey Wood, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Georgia, and Sharon Lynn Potter, to be United States Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia, and Deborah Jean Johnson Rhodes, to be United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, both of the Department of Justice.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 60 public bills, H.R. 6253–6312; and 24 resolutions, H.J. Res. 99; H. Con. Res. 489–494; and H. Res. 1060–1061, 1063–1077 were introduced.
Pages H8053–57


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H8057–59


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

Conference report on H.R. 5122, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2007 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2007 (H. Rept. 109–702);

H. Res. 1062, waiving points of order against the conference report to accompany H.R. 5122, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2007 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year (H. Rept. 109–703);

H.R. 6134, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand health coverage through the use of high deductible health plans and to encourage the use of health savings accounts, with an amendment (H. Rept. 109–704);

H.R. 5472, to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide waivers relating to grants for preventive health measures with respect to breast and cervical cancers, with an amendment (H. Rept. 109–705);

H.R. 6060, to authorize certain activities by the Department of State (H. Rept. 109–706);

H.R. 5695, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for the regulation of certain chemical facilities, with an amendment (H. Rept. 109–707, Pt. 1);

H.R. 1078, to strengthen the authority of the Federal Government to protect individuals from certain acts and practices in the sale and purchase of Social Security numbers and Social Security account numbers, with an amendment (H. Rept. 109–708, Pt. 1);

H.R. 4880, to direct the Commandant of the Coast Guard to require that a security plan for a maritime facility be resubmitted for approval upon transfer of ownership or operation of such facility, with an amendment (H. Rept. 109–709, Pt. 1);

H. Con. Res. 424, expressing the sense of Congress that it is the goal of the United States that, not later than January 1, 2025, the agricultural, forestry, and working land of the United States should provide from renewable resources not less than 25 percent of the total energy consumed in the United States and continue to produce safe, abundant, and affordable food, feed, and fiber (H. Rept. 109–710, Pt. 1); and

Conference report on H.R. 4954, to improve maritime and cargo security through enhanced layered defenses, (H. Rept. 109–711).
Page H8053


Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Bonner to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H7905


Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Rev. Dr. Barry C. Black, Chaplain, United States Senate.
Page H7905


Private Property Rights Implementation Act of 2006: The House passed H.R. 4772, to simplify and expedite access to the Federal courts for injured parties whose rights and privileges under the United States Constitution have been deprived by final actions of Federal agencies or other government officials or entities acting under color of State law, by a yea-and-nay vote of 231 yeas to 181 nays, Roll No. 511.
Pages H7916–25, H7990–91

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H. Res. 1054, the rule providing for consideration of the bill was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 218 yeas to 188 nays, Roll No. 505, after agreeing to order the previous question by a yea-and-nay vote of 221 yeas to 186 nays, Roll No. 504.
Pages H7907–16


Military Commissions Act of 2006: The House passed S. 3930, to authorize trial by military commission for violations of the law of war, by a yea-and-nay vote of 250 yeas to 170 nays, Roll No. 508--clearing the measure for the President.
Pages H7925–51, H7959

H. Res. 1054, the rule providing for consideration of the bill was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 218 yeas to 188 nays, Roll No. 505, after agreeing to order the previous question by a yea-and-nay vote of 221 yeas to 186 nays, Roll No. 504.
Pages H7907–16


Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2007--Conference Report: The House agreed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 5441, making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, by a yea-and-nay vote of 412 yeas to 6 nays, Roll No. 509;
Pages H7959–72, H7989

H. Res. 1054, the rule providing for consideration of the conference report was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 218 yeas to 188 nays, Roll No. 505, after agreeing to order the previous question by a yea-and-nay vote of 221 yeas to 186 nays, Roll No. 504.
Pages H7907–16


Member Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Foley, wherein he resigned as Representative of the 16th Congressional District of Florida, effective today.
Page H7976


John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007--Conference Report: The House agreed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 5122, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2007 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes, by a yea-and-nay vote of 398 yeas to 23 nays, Roll No. 510.
Pages H7951, H7976–89, H7990

Agreed to H. Res. 1053, waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to the same day consideration of certain resolutions reported by the Rules Committee, by a recorded vote of 227 ayes to 193 noes, Roll No. 507, after agreeing to order the previous question by a yea-and-nay vote of 215 yeas to 197 nays, Roll No. 506.
Pages H7951–59

H. Res. 1062, the rule providing for consideration of the conference report was agreed to by voice vote, after agreeing to order the previous question.
Pages H7959, H7972–76


Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Amending the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users to make technical corrections: H.R. 6233, to amend the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users to make technical corrections;
Pages H7992–H8002


Amending section 29 of the International Air Transportation Competition Act of 1979 relating to air transportation to and from Love Field, Texas: S. 3661, to amend section 29 of the International Air Transportation Competition Act of 1979 relating to air transportation to and from Love Field, Texas, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 386 yeas to 22 nays, Roll No. 515--clearing the measure for the President;
Pages H8002–11, H8026


Providing for Federal energy research, development, demonstration, and commercial application activities: H.R. 6203, to provide for Federal energy research, development, demonstration, and commercial application activities;
Pages H8011–18


Supporting the goals and ideals of Red Ribbon Week: H. Res. 1028, supporting the goals and ideals of Red Ribbon Week; and
Pages H8019–20


Minority Serving Institution Digital and Wireless Technology Opportunity Act of 2005: S. 432, amended, to establish a digital and wireless network technology program.

Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he transmitted the District of Columbia's Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Request Act--referred to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered printed (H. Doc. 109–136).
Page H8020


Recess: The House recessed at 8:20 p.m. and reconvened at 9:30 p.m.
Page H8020


Security and Accountability For Every Port Act or the SAFE Port Act--Conference Report: The House agreed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 4954, to improve maritime and cargo security through enhanced layered defenses by a recorded vote of 409 ayes to 2 noes, Roll No. 516.
Pages H8020, H8026–38

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Agreed to H. Res. 1053, waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to the same day consideration of certain resolutions reported by the Rules Committee, by a recorded vote of 227 ayes to 193 noes, Roll No. 507, after agreeing to order the previous question by a yea-and-nay vote of 215 yeas to 197 nays, Roll No. 506.
Pages H7951–59

The House agreed by unanimous consent to consider H. Res. 1064, the rule providing for consideration of the conference report which was agreed to by voice vote, after agreeing to order the previous question by a yea-and-nay vote of 220 yeas to 189 nays, Roll No. 512.
Pages H8021–24


Privileged Resolution: Representative Pelosi offered a resolution requiring investigation of knowledge of offenses of a Member of the House.
Pages H8024–26


Motion to Refer: Representative Boehner motion to refer the matter to the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct was agreed to by a recorded vote of 409 ayes with none voting ``noe'', Roll No. 514, after agreeing to order the previous question by a recorded vote of 410 ayes with none voting ``noe'', No. 513.
Pages H8024–26


Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Wolf, and Representative Tom Davis of Virginia to act as Speaker pro tempore to sign enrolled bills and joint resolutions through November 13, 2006.
Page H8026


Federal and District of Columbia Government Real Property Act of 2005: The House agreed by unanimous consent to H.R. 3699, amended, to provide for the sale, acquisition, conveyance, and exchange of certain real property in the District of Columbia to facilitate the utilization, development, and redevelopment of such property.
Pages H8038–43


Providing for a correction to the enrollment of H.R. 6233: The House agreed by unanimous consent to H. Con. Res. 491, to provide for a correction to the enrollment of H.R. 6233.
Page H8043


Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2006: The House agreed by unanimous consent to S. 2562, to increase, effective as of December 1, 2006, the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans--clearing the measure for the President.
Pages H8043–44


North Korea Nonproliferation Act of 2006: The House agreed by unanimous consent to S. 3728, to promote nuclear nonproliferation in North Korea--clearing the measure for the President.
Pages H8044–48


Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate today appear on pages H7925, H7972, H7991–92, and H8038.

Senate Referrals: S. 476, S. 1378, S. 1830, and S. 3661 were held at the desk; and S. 1131, S. 1288, S. 1346, S. 1829 and S. 1913 were referred to the Committee on Resources; and S. 4001 was referred to the Committees on Agriculture and Resources.
Page H8048


Quorum Calls--Votes: Nine yea-and-nay votes and four recorded votes developed during the proceedings today and appear on pages H7914–15, H7915–16, H7957–58, H7958–59, H7959, H7989, H7990, H7990–91, H8023–24, H8024–25, H8025, H8026, and H8037–38. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and at 1:05 a.m. on Saturday, September 30th, pursuant to the provisions of H. Con. Res. 483, stands adjourned until 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 9, 2006.

Committee Meetings

PRETEXTING--INTERNET DATA BROKERS

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Internet Data Brokers and Pretexting: Who Has Access to Your Private Records?'' Testimony was heard from Joel Winston, Associate Director, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Bureau of Consumer Protection, FTC; Kris Anne Monteith, Chief, Enforcement Bureau, FCC; and public witnesses.

In refusing to give testimony at this hearing, Doug Atkin invoked Fifth Amendment privileges.

CHINA HUMAN RIGHTS--FALUN GONG

Committee on International Relations: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on Falun Gong: Organ Harvesting and China's Ongoing War on Human Rights. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

CONFERENCE REPORT--NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FISCAL YEAR 2007

Committee on Rules: Granted a rule waiving all points of order against the conference report to accompany H.R. 5122, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007, and against its consideration. The rule provides that the conference report shall be considered as read. Testimony was heard from Chairman Hunter and Representative Skelton.

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NOAA WEATHER SATELLITE PROGRAM

Committee on Science: Held a hearing on GAO Report on NOAA's Weather Satellite Program.

Testimony was heard from David Powner, Director, Information Technology Management Issues, GAO; and VADM Conrad C. Lautenbacher, USN (Ret.), Administrator, NOAA, Department of Commerce.

Joint Meetings

NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION

Conferees agreed to file a conference report on the differences between the Senate and House passed versions of H.R. 5122, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2007 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see
Daily Digest, p. D1065)

S. 3525, to amend part B of title IV of the Social Security Act to reauthorize the promoting safe and stable families program. Signed on September 28, 2006. (Public Law 109–288).

House

No committee meetings are scheduled.

CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

Week of October 2 through October 7, 2006

Senate Chamber

Senate stands in adjournment.

Senate Committees

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

No meetings/hearings scheduled.

House Committees

Committee on Government Reform, October 4, hearing entitled ``Ova-Pollution in the Potomac: Egg-Bearing Male Bass and Implications for Human and Ecological Health,'' 1 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

10 a.m., Thursday, November 9

Senate Chamber

Program for Thursday: Senate will be in a period of morning business. [D29SE6-146]{D1080}Next Meeti

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

2 p.m., Thursday, November 9

House Chamber

Program for Thursday, November 9, 2006: To be announced.

Extenstions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








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McCollum, Betty, Minn., E1919, E1920, E1922, E1923, E1926, E1942, E1944, E1947, E1983, E1984, E1984, E1985, E1986

McGovern, James P., Mass., E1910, E1963, E1981

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Moore, Dennis, Kans., E1920, E1922, E1923, E1926

Moran, James P., Va., E1974

Nadler, Jerrold, N.Y., E1961, E1974

Neugebauer, Randy, Tex., E1939

Norwood, Charlie, Ga., E1937

Ortiz, Solomon P., Tex., E1963, E1967

Pascrell, Bill, Jr., N.J., E1916

Paul, Ron, Tex., E1904, E1906, E1972, E1978, E1981

Pearce, Stevan, N.M., E1984

Pickering, Charles W. ``Chip'', Miss., E1919

Pitts, Joseph R., Pa., E1927

Poe, Ted, Tex., E1982

Pombo, Richard W., Calif., E1920, E1922

Pomeroy, Earl, N.D., E1928

Porter, Jon C., Nev., E1950, E1971, E1973, E1976, E1978, E1980, E1981

Ramstad, Jim, Minn., E1936

Rangel, Charles B., N.Y., E1933

Reyes, Silvestre, Tex., E1913, E1948

Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana, Fla., E1915, E1927

Roybal-Allard, Lucille, Calif., E1926, E1974

Sánchez, Linda T., Calif., E1920, E1922, E1926

Sanchez, Loretta, Calif., E1935, E1961

Schakowsky, Janice D., Ill., E1909, E1934, E1955

Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr., Wisc., E1922, E1925, E1940

Sessions, Pete, Tex., E1938

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Simpson, Michael K., Idaho, E1939

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Souder, Mark E., Ind., E1917

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Tancredo, Thomas G., Colo., E1972, E1973, E1976, E1978, E1980, E1982, E1983, E1984

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Towns, Edolphus, N.Y., E1904, E1906

Udall, Mark, Colo., E1937, E1970

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Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E1921, E1924

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