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HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate passed S. 2499, Medicare/Medicaid/SCHIP Programs 
      Extension.
      Senate completed action on H.R. 2764, Department of State, 
      Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Act 
      (Omnibus).
      Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 61, Adjournment Resolution.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S15793-S15943
Measures Introduced: Twenty-four bills and twelve resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 2495-2518, S. Res. 409-416, and S. Con. Res. 
59-62.
  Pages S15910-11
Measures Reported:
  Special Report entitled ``Further Revised Allocation to Subcommittees 
of Budget Totals From the Concurrent Resolution, Fiscal Year 2008''. 
(S. Rept. No. 110-250)
  Special Report entitled ``The 2007 Joint Economic Report''. (S. Rept. 
No. 110-251)
  H.R. 3571, to amend the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 to 
permit individuals who have served as employees of the Office of 
Compliance to serve as Executive Director, Deputy Executive Director, 
or General Counsel of the Office, and to permit individuals appointed 
to such positions to serve one additional term.
  S. 901, to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide additional 
authorizations of appropriations for the health centers program under 
section 330 of such Act, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute.
  S. 1551, to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to 
making progress toward the goal of eliminating tuberculosis, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Page S15909
Measures Passed:
  Commending Senator Trent Lott: Senate agreed to S. Res. 409, 
commending the service of the Honorable Trent Lott, a Senator from the 
State of Mississippi.
  Pages S15794-15818
  Medicare/Medicaid/SCHIP Programs Extension: Senate passed S. 2499, to 
amend titles XVIII, XIX, and XXI of the Social Security Act to extend 
provisions under the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP programs. 
                                                        Pages S15834-43
  Adjournment Resolution: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 61, providing 
for a conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate, and a 
conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives.
  Page S15935
  1882 Treaty of Peace, Amity, Commerce and Navigation between the 
Kingdom of Chosun (Korea) and the United States: Committee on Foreign 
Relations was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 279, 
expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the 125th anniversary of 
the 1882 Treaty of Peace, Amity, Commerce and Navigation between the 
Kingdom of Chosun (Korea) and the United States, and the resolution was 
then agreed to, after agreeing to the following amendments proposed 
thereto:
  Pages S15935-36
  Pryor (for Biden) Amendment No. 3880, to strike a reference to the 
2007 Free Trade Agreement and to add environmental protection to the 
list of bilateral goals that should be addressed by the United States 
and the Republic of Korea.
Page S15936
  Pryor (for Biden) Amendment No. 3883, to amend the preamble. 
                                                            Page S15936
  Condemning Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia: Committee on 
Foreign Relations was discharged from further consideration of S. Con. 
Res. 53, condemning the kidnapping and hostage-taking of 3 United 
States citizens for over 4 years by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of 
Colombia (FARC), and demanding their immediate and unconditional 
release, and the resolution was then agreed to, after

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agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
  Page S15936
  Pryor (for Nelson (FL)) Amendment No. 3881, to amend the preamble. 
                                                            Page S15936
  Race Day in America: Senate agreed to S. Res. 410, designating 
February 17, 2008, as ``Race Day in America'' and highlighting the 50th 
running of the Dayton 500.
  Page S15936
  Honoring Dr. Hector P. Garcia: Senate agreed to S. Res. 411, honoring 
the life and recognizing the accomplishments of Texas civil rights 
pioneer Dr. Hector P. Garcia.
  Pages S15936-37
  Commending Appalachian State University Football Team: Senate agreed 
to S. Res. 412, commending the Appalachian State University 
Mountaineers of Boone, North Carolina, for winning the 2007 National 
Collegiate Athletic Association Division 1 Football Championship 
Subdivision (formerly Division 1-AA) Championship.
  Page S15937
  Commending Wake Forest University Soccer Team: Senate agreed to S. 
Res. 413, commending the Wake Forest University Demon Deacons of 
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, for winning the 2007 National Collegiate 
Athletic Association Men's Soccer National Championship. 
                                                        Pages S15937-38
  National Stalking Awareness Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 414, 
designating January 2008 as ``National Stalking Awareness Month''. 
                                                            Page S15938
  Honoring William Karnet ``Bill'' Willis: Senate agreed to S. Res. 
415, honoring the life and recognizing the accomplishments of William 
Karnet ``Bill'' Willis, pioneer and Hall of Fame football player for 
both Ohio State University and the Cleveland Browns.
  Page S15938
  Recognizing United States Air Force: Senate agreed to S. Res. 416, 
recognizing the 60th anniversary of the United States Air Force as an 
independent military service.
  Pages S15938-39
  Enrollment Correction: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 62, to correct 
the enrollment of H.R. 660.
  Page S15939
  Essential Air Service Subsidies Extension: Committee on Commerce, 
Science, and Transportation was discharged from further consideration 
of S. 2260, to extend the existing provisions regarding the eligibility 
for essential air service subsidies through fiscal year 2008, and the 
bill was then passed.
  Pages S15939-40
  Ernest Childers Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic: 
Committee on Veterans' Affairs was discharged from further 
consideration of H.R. 366, to designate the Department of Veterans 
Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as the ``Ernest Childers 
Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic'', and the bill was 
then passed, clearing the measure for the President.
  Page S15940
  Internal Revenue Commissioner: Senate passed S. 2436, to amend the 
Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify the term of the Commissioner 
of Internal Revenue.
  Page S15940
  Child Soldiers Accountability Act: Senate passed S. 2135, to prohibit 
the recruitment or use of child soldiers, to designate persons who 
recruit or use child soldiers as inadmissible aliens, to allow the 
deportation of persons who recruit or use child soldiers, after 
agreeing to the committee amendment, and the following amendment 
proposed thereto:
  Pages S15941-43
  Pryor (for Feingold) Amendment No. 3882, to exclude groups assembled 
solely for non-violent political association from the definition of an 
armed force or group.
Page S15943
House Messages:
Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs 
Appropriations Act--House Message: By 76 yeas to 17 nays, 1 voting 
present (Vote No. 441), Senate concurred in House amendment No. 1 to 
the Senate amendment to the text of H.R. 2764, making appropriations 
for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, after taking action on 
the following amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S15830-34, S15843-88
Adopted:
  By 70 yeas to 25 nays (Vote No. 439), McConnell motion to concur in 
the House Amendment No. 2 to the Senate Amendment to the bill, with 
McConnell Amendment No. 3874, to make emergency supplemental 
appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2008.
Pages S15844-45, S15860-61
Withdrawn:
  By 24 yeas to 71 nays (Vote No. 437), Feingold Amendment No. 3875 (to 
Amendment No. 3874), to provide for the safe redeployment of United 
States troops from Iraq. (A unanimous-consent agreement was reached 
providing that the amendment, having failed to achieve 60 affirmative 
votes, be withdrawn).
Pages S15845-53
  By 50 yeas to 45 nays (Vote No. 438), Levin Amendment No. 3876 (to 
Amendment No. 3874), to express the sense of Congress on the transition 
of the missions of United States Forces in Iraq to a more limited set 
of missions as specified by the President on September 13, 2007. (A 
unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the amendment, 
having failed to achieve 60 affirmative votes, be withdrawn). 
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  By 48 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. 440), Reid motion to concur in the 
House Amendment No. 1, to the Senate amendment to the bill, with Reid 
Amendment No. 3877, relative to AMT relief. (A unanimous-consent 
agreement was reached providing that the amendment, having failed to 
achieve 60 affirmative votes, be withdrawn).
                                                        Pages S15861-63
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 44 yeas to 51 nays (Vote No. 436), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to close further debate on the motion to concur in 
the House amendments to the Senate amendment to the text of the bill. 
                                                            Page S15844
Lott Tributes--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached 
providing that tributes to Senator Lott in the Congressional Record be 
printed as a Senate Document and that Senators be permitted to submit 
statements in tribute until January 30, 2008.
  Page S15935
Lott Letter of Resignation--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement 
was reached providing that the Chair lay before the Senate the letter 
of resignation of Senator Trent Lott of Mississippi and that the letter 
be deemed read and spread upon the Journal.
  Page S15943
Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:
  By a unanimous vote of 93 yeas (Vote No. EX. 442), John Daniel 
Tinder, of Indiana, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh 
Circuit.
                                                        Pages S15888-91
Messages from the House:
  Pages S15906-07
Executive Communications:
  Pages S15907-09
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Pages S15909-10
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S15912-13
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S15913-21
Additional Statements:
  Pages S15903-06
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S15921-34
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S15934-35
Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S15935
Record Votes: Seven record votes were taken today. (Total--442) 
                Pages S15844, S15853, S15860-61, S15863, S15888, S15891
Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 12:10 a.m., on 
Wednesday, December 19, 2007 until 11:30 a.m. on the same day. (For 
Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in 
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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
nominations of Mary Beth Long, of Virginia, to be an Assistant 
Secretary for International Security Affairs, and James Shinn, of New 
Jersey, to be an Assistant Secretary for Asian and Pacific Security 
Affairs, and Craig W. Duehring, of Minnesota, to be an Assistant 
Secretary for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, John H. Gibson, of Texas, 
to be an Assistant Secretary for Financial Management, both of the 
United States Air Force, all of the Department of Defense, and 720 
nominations in the Army, Navy, and Air Force.
  Prior to this action, committee concluded a hearing to examine the 
nominations of Mary Beth Long, of Virginia, and James Shinn, of New 
Jersey, both to be an Assistant Secretary, and Craig W. Duehring, of 
Minnesota, and John H. Gibson, of Texas, both to be an Assistant 
Secretary of the Air Force, all of the Department of Defense, after the 
nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee ordered 
favorably reported the nominations of Carl T. Johnson, of Virginia, to 
be Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety 
Administration, and Francis P. Mulvey, of Maryland, to be a Member of 
the Surface Transportation Board, both of the Department of 
Transportation; Denver J. Stutler, Jr., of Florida, Nancy A. Naples, of 
New York, and Thomas C. Carper, of Illinois, all to be a Member of the 
Reform Board (Amtrak); and a promotion list in the United States Coast 
Guard.
  Prior to this action, committee concluded a hearing to examine the 
nominations of Carl T. Johnson, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the 
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, who was 
introduced by Senator Stevens, and Francis P. Mulvey, of Maryland, to 
be a Member of the Surface Transportation Board, both of the Department 
of Transportation and Denver J. Stutler, Jr., of Florida, who was 
introduced by Senator Martinez, and Nancy A. Naples, of New York, each 
to be a Member of the Reform Board (Amtrak), after the nominees 
testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

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NON-TANK VESSEL OIL SPILLS
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on 
Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard concluded a hearing to 
examine oil spills from non-tank vessels, focusing on threats, risks, 
and vulnerabilities, after receiving testimony from Admiral Thad Allen, 
Commandant, United States Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security; 
Mary Glackin, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and 
Atmosphere, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Susan A. 
Fleming, Director, Physical Infrastructure Issues, Government 
Accountability Office; Mike Cooper, Washington State Oil Spill Advisory 
Council, Olympia; Dagmar Schmidt Etkin, Environmental Research 
Consulting, Cortlandt Manor, New York; and William G. Deaver, Totem 
Ocean Trailer Express, Federal Way, Washington.
NOMINATION
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee ordered favorably 
reported the nomination of Jon Wellinghoff, of Nevada, to be a member 
of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
  Prior to this action, committee concluded a hearing to examine the 
nomination of Jon Wellinghoff, of Nevada, to be a member of the Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission, after the nominee, who was introduced by 
Senator Bingaman, testified and answered questions in his own behalf.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee ordered favorably 
reported the following:
  S. 1189, to designate the Federal building and United States 
Courthouse located at 100 East 8th Avenue in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, as 
the ``George Howard, Jr. Federal Building and United States 
Courthouse'';
  H.R. 735, to designate the Federal building under construction at 799 
First Avenue in New York, New York, as the ``Ronald H. Brown United 
States Mission to the United Nations Building'';
  S. 862, to designate the Federal building located at 210 Walnut 
Street in Des Moines, Iowa, as the ``Neal Smith Federal Building''; and
  The nominations of Kristine L. Svinicki, of Virginia, and Gregory B. 
Jaczko, of the District of Columbia, both to be Members of the Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission.
NOMINATION
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee 
concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of Steven H. Murdock, of 
Texas, to be Director of the Census, Department of Commerce, after the 
nominee, who was introduced by Senator Hutchison, testified and 
answered questions in his own behalf.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
the nominations of Ondray T. Harris, of Virginia, to be Director, 
Community Relations Service, David W. Hagy, of Texas, to be Director of 
the National Institute of Justice, Cynthia Dyer, of Texas, to be 
Director of the Violence Against Women Office, and Nathan J. Hochman, 
of California, to be an Assistant Attorney General, who was introduced 
by Senator Coleman, all of the Department of Justice, and Scott M. 
Burns, of Utah, to be Deputy Director of National Drug Control Policy, 
after the nominees testified and answered questions on their own 
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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 63 public bills, H.R. 4774-
4836; and 14 resolutions, H.J. Res. 71-73; H. Con. Res. 272; and H. 
Res. 883-892 were introduced.
  Pages H16832-34
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H16834-35
Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows: H.R. 1834, to 
authorize the national ocean exploration program and the national 
undersea research program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration, with an amendment (H. Rept. 110-311, Pt. 2). 
                                                            Page H16832
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed 
Representative Solis to act as Speaker Pro Tempore for today. 
                                                            Page H16645
Suspensions--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules 
and pass the following measures which were debated on Monday, December 
17th:
  Veterans Guaranteed Bonus Act of 2007: H.R. 3793, amended, to amend 
title 37, United States

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Code, to require the Secretary of Defense to continue to pay to a 
member of the Armed Forces who is retired or separated from the Armed 
Forces due to a combat-related injury certain bonuses that the member 
was entitled to before the retirement or separation and would continue 
to be entitled to if the member was not retired or separated, by a 2/3 
yea-and-nay vote of 405 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 1176 
and
  Pages H16658-59
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To amend title 37, United 
States Code, to require the continued payment to a member of the 
uniformed services who dies or is retired or separated under chapter 61 
of title 10, United States Code, bonuses and similar benefits that the 
member was entitled to before the death, retirement, or separation of 
the member and would be paid if the member had not died, retired, or 
separated, to prohibit requiring the member to repay any portion of the 
bonuses or similar benefits previously paid, and for other purposes.''.
                                                            Page H16659
  Expressing the unconditional support of the House of Representatives 
for the members of the National Guard: H. Res. 542, amended, to express 
the unconditional support of the House of Representatives for the 
members of the National Guard, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 408 yeas 
with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 1180.
  Page H16768
Renewable Fuels, Consumer Protection, and Energy Efficiency Act of 
2007: The House agreed to the Senate amendment to the House amendment 
to the Senate amendment to H.R. 6, to move the United States toward 
greater energy independence and security, to increase the production of 
clean renewable fuels, to protect consumers, to increase the efficiency 
of products, buildings, and vehicles, to promote research on and deploy 
greenhouse gas capture and storage options, and to improve the energy 
performance of the Federal Government, by a yea-and-nay vote of 314 
yeas to 100 nays, Roll No. 1177.
  Pages H16651-H16752
  H. Res. 877, the rule providing for consideration of the Senate 
amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment, was agreed to 
by a yea-and-nay vote of 215 yeas to 190 nays, Roll No. 1175, after 
agreeing to order the previous question by a yea-and-nay vote of 220 
yeas to 187 nays, Roll No. 1174.
Pages H16657-58
Committee Elections: The House agreed to H. Res. 885, electing the 
following Members to serve on certain standing committees of the House 
of Representatives: Committee on Agriculture: Representative Latta. 
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Representative Blunt (to rank after 
Representative Fossella). Committee on Foreign Affairs: Representative 
Wittman (VA). Committee on Science and Technology: Representatives 
Latta and Wittman (VA).
  Page H16752
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007: S. 2271, to 
authorize State and local governments to divest assets in companies 
that conduct business operations in Sudan and to prohibit United States 
Government contracts with such companies, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 
411 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 1179--clearing the measure 
for the President;
  Pages H16753-60, H16767-68
  Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007: Agreed 
to the Senate amendment to H.R. 2761, to extend the Terrorism Insurance 
Program of the Department of the Treasury, by a yea-and-nay vote of 360 
yeas to 53 nays, Roll No. 1178--clearing the measure for the President;
                                                        Pages H16760-67
  Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007: Agreed to the Senate 
amendment to H.R. 3648, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to 
exclude discharges of indebtedness on principal residences from gross 
income--clearing the measure for the President;
  Pages H16768-72
  Providing for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendments 
to H.R. 3997, with an amendment: H. Res. 884, providing for the 
concurrence by the House in the Senate amendments to H.R. 3997, with an 
amendment, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 411 yeas with none voting 
``nay'', Roll No. 1181;
  Pages H16772-88, H16795
  OPEN Government Act of 2007: S. 2488, to promote accessibility, 
accountability, and openness in Government by strengthening section 552 
of title 5, United States Code (commonly referred to as the Freedom of 
Information Act)--clearing the measure for the President; and 
                                                        Pages H16788,92
  U.S. Capitol Police and Library of Congress Police Merger 
Implementation Act of 2007: Agreed to the Senate amendment to H.R. 
3690, to provide for the transfer of the Library of Congress police to 
the United States Capitol Police, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 413 yeas 
with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 1182 --clearing the measure for the 
President.
  Pages H16792-94, H16795-96
Committee Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Wittman of 
Virginia, wherein he resigned from the Committee on Science and 
Technology, effective today.
  Pages H16792
Committee Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Latta of Ohio, 
wherein he resigned from

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the Committee on Science and Technology, effective today.
  Page H16792
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she 
appointed Representative Hoyer and Representative Van Hollen to act as 
Speaker pro tempore to sign enrolled bills and joint resolutions 
through January 15, 2008.
  Page H16796
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page 
H16796.
Senate Referrals: S. 2499 was held at the desk.
  Page H16796
Quorum Calls--Votes: Nine yea-and-nay votes developed during the 
proceedings of today and appear on pages H16657-58, H16658, H16658-59, 
H16752, H16766-67, H16767-68, H16768, H16795, H16796. There were no 
quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 10:50 p.m.



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Committee Meetings
CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY AND MODERNIZATION ACT; CAMERON GULBRANSEN KIDS 
AND CARS SAFETY ACT OF 2007
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Ordered reported, as amended, the 
following bills: H.R. 4040, Consumer Product Safety and Modernization 
Act, and H.R. 1216, Cameron Gulbransen Kids and Cars Safety Act of 
2007.
  The Committee also approved pending Committee business.
OVERSIGHT--LEGACY OF TRANS-ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil 
Rights, and Civil Liberties held an oversight hearing on the Legacy of 
the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Testimony was heard from JoAnn Watson, 
member, City Council, City of Detroit, Michigan; and public witnesses.
PRIVACY AND CYBERCRIME ENFORCEMENT ACT OF 2007
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and 
Homeland Security held a hearing on H.R. 4175, Privacy and Cybercrime 
Enforcement Act of 2007. Testimony was heard from Andrew Lourie, Acting 
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Staff to the 
Criminal Division, Department of Justice; Craig Magaw, Special Agent, 
Criminal Investigative Division, U.S. Secret Service, Department of 
Homeland Security; Joel Winston, Associate Director, Division of 
Privacy and Identity Protection, Bureau of Consumer Protection, FTC; 
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          COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2007

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee 
on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety 
and Security, to hold an oversight hearing to examine the Federal 
Motor Carrier Safety Administration, focusing on truck driver hours-
of-service (HOS) rules and truck safety, 10 a.m., SR-253.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine the 
nominations of Charles W. Larson, Jr., of Iowa, to be Ambassador to 
the Republic of Latvia, and Mary Ann Glendon, of Massachusetts, to 
be Ambassador to the Holy See, 9:30 a.m., SD-419.
  Full Committee, to receive a closed briefing on Kosovo, focusing 
on future challenges, 11 a.m., S-407, Capitol.
  Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to consider the 
nomination of Mark R. Filip, of Illinois, to be Deputy Attorney 
General, Department of Justice, 10 a.m., SD-226.


                                 House

  Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on International 
Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight, hearing on the Extension 
of the United Nations Mandate for Iraq: Is the Iraqi Parliament 
Being Ignored? 10 a.m., 2200 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and 
Homeland Security, hearing on Enforcement of Federal Criminal Law to 
Protect Americans Working for U.S. Contractors in Iraq, 10:15 a.m., 
2141 Rayburn.
  Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, executive, briefing on 
Hot Sports--Venezuela, Australia, and Pakistan, 8:45 a.m., 
executive, briefing on NIE, 10 a.m., and, executive, to consider 
pending Committee business, 1 p.m., H-405 Capitol.
  Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, 
hearing entitled ``After Bali--UN Conference and the Impact on 
International Climate Change Policy,'' 12 p.m., 2318 Rayburn.



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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                   11:30 a.m., Wednesday, December 19

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Wednesday: Senate will be in a period of morning business.
  (Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. for a party 
conference meeting.)

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                    10 a.m., Wednesday, December 19

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Wednesday: To be announced.
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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Baca, Joe, Calif., E2595
Berman, Howard L., Calif., E2595, E2600
Brady, Robert A., Pa., E2600
Brown, Corrine, Fla., E2600
Burgess, Michael C., Tex., E2589, E2591
Calvert, Ken, Calif., E2598
Conaway, K. Michael, Tex., E2598
Conyers, John, Jr., Mich., E2599
Crowley, Joseph, N.Y., E2594
Farr, Sam, Calif., E2601
Fattah, Chaka, Pa., E2590
Ferguson, Mike, N.J., E2594
Filner, Bob, Calif., E2594, E2596
Graves, Sam, Mo., E2589, E2590, E2591, E2592, E2593, E2593, E2594, 
E2594, E2599
Herger, Wally, Calif., E2589, E2591
Jackson-Lee, Sheila, Tex., E2596
Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E2595
Kaptur, Marcy, Ohio, E2597
Latham, Tom, Iowa, E2593
Mahoney, Tim, Fla., E2590
Murphy, Patrick J., Pa., E2595
Musgrave, Marilyn N., Colo., E2598
Ortiz, Solomon P., Tex., E2596
Rangel, Charles B., N.Y., E2595
Schakowsky, Janice D., Ill., E2599
Tauscher, Ellen O., Calif., E2593
Terry, Lee, Nebr., E2592
Thompson, Bennie G., Miss., E2594
Udall, Mark, Colo., E2599
Van Hollen, Chris, Md., E2592
Wu, David, Ore., E2593
Young, Don, Alaska, E2591 



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