June 30, 1999 - Issue: Vol. 145, No. 95 — Daily Edition106th Congress (1999 - 2000) - 1st Session
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[Daily Digest] [Pages D752-D756] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Wednesday, June 30, 1999 [[Page D752]] Daily Digest HIGHLIGHTS Senate passed Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill. House Committees ordered reported 15 sundry measures. Senate Chamber Action Routine Proceedings, pages S7835-S7972 Measures Introduced: Eight bills and four resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1304-1311 and S. Res. 128-131. Pages S7931-32 Measures Reported: Reports were made as follows: S. 376, to amend the Communications Satellite Act of 1962 to promote competition and privatization in satellite communications, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 106-100) H.R. 1175, to locate and secure the return of Zachary Baumel, an American citizen, and other Israeli soldiers missing in action, with an amendment. H. Con. Res. 35, congratulating the State of Qatar and its citizens for their commitment to democratic ideals and women's suffrage on the occasion of Qatar's historic elections of a central municipal council on March 8, 1999. S. Res. 109, relating to the activities of the National Islamic Front government in Sudan, with amendments. S. Res. 119, expressing the sense of the Senate with respect to United Nations General Assembly Resolution ES-10/6. S. Res. 129, authorizing expenditures for years October 1, 1999 to September 30, 2000 and October 1, 2000 to February 28, 2001, by the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. S. Con. Res. 36, condemning Palestinian efforts to revive the original Palestine partition plan of November 29, 1947, and condemning the United Nations Commission on Human Rights for its April 27, 1999, resolution endorsing Palestinian self-determination on the basis of the original Palestine partition plan. Page S7928 Measures Passed: Foreign Operations Appropriations: By 97 yeas to 2 nays (Vote No. 192), Senate passed S. 1234, making appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, after taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto: Pages S7835-52, S7854-56, S7862-S7911 Adopted: Wellstone Modified Amendment No. 1123, to combat the crime of international trafficking and to protect the rights of victims. Pages S7843-44, S7854 Subsequently, the amendment was further modified. Pages S7855-56 McConnell/Leahy Amendment No. 1127, to provide that certain funds from the Economic Support Fund be made available for political, economic, humanitarian, and associated support activities for Iraqi opposition groups designated under the Iraqi Liberation Act (Public Law 105-338). Pages S7847, S7852 McConnell (for McCain) Amendment No. 1128, to strike certain provisions, with regard to the appropriation of funds for the Inter- American Foundation, providing that funds be made available only after the General Accounting Office has completed its current Inter-American Foundation civil and criminal investigations and reported to the Committees on Appropriations. Pages S7847-48, S7852 Leahy/McConnell Amendment No. 1129, to provide that funds made available to grantees may be invested pending expenditure for project purposes when authorized by the President of the African Development Foundation; to provide that interest earned shall be used only for the purposes for which the grant was made; to provide that this authority applies to interest earned both prior to and following enactment of this provision; to provide that notwithstanding section 505(a)(2) of the African Development Foundation Act, in exceptional circumstances the board of directors of the Foundation may waive [[Page D753]] the $250,000 limitation contained in that section with respect to a project, and to provide that the Foundation shall provide a report to the Committees on Appropriations before each time such waiver authority is exercised. Pages S7847-48, S7852 McConnell (for Coverdell/Stevens) Amendment No. 1130, to provide up to $5,500,000 to establish an International Health Care Center at Morehouse School of Medicine. Pages S7847-48, S7852 McConnell/Leahy Amendment No. 1131, to provide that certain funds for assistance for Ukraine be withheld from obligation and expenditure until the Government of Ukraine has undertaken significant economic reforms additional to those achieved in fiscal year 1999, including taking effective measures to end corruption by government officials. Pages S7847-48, S7852 Leahy/McConnell Amendment No. 1132, to provide that of the funds made available for Ukraine, $3,500,000 shall be made available for the destruction of stockpiles of anti-personnel landmines in Ukraine. Pages S7847-48, S7852 Leahy Amendment No. 1133, to provide that the proportion of funds appropriated under Development Assistance that are made available for biodiversity activities should be at least the same as the proportion of funds that were made available for such activities from funds appropriated by the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1995 (P.L. 103-306) to carry out sections 103 through 106 and chapter 10 of part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961. Pages S7847-49, S7852 Leahy Amendment No. 1134, to modify certain provisions relating to debt restructuring within the Department of the Treasury. Pages S7847, S7849, S7852 McConnell (for Roth) Amendment No. 1135, to express the sense of Congress regarding which office in the Department of State is appropriate for managing United States interest in Ukraine. Pages S7847, S7849, S7852 McConnell (for Helms) Amendment No. 1136, to reduce the amount appropriated for contribution to the International Development Association. Pages S7847, S7849-50, S7852 McConnell (for Helms) Amendment No. 1137, to provide for congressional notification with respect to acquisition of United States Agency for International Development facilities. Pages S7847, S7850, S7852 McConnell (for Helms/DeWine) Amendment No. 1138, to express the sense of Congress regarding assistance to Haiti. Pages S7847, S7850, S7852 McConnell/Leahy Amendment No. 1139, to provide that certain funds that are allocated for assistance for the Central Government of Russia, 50 percent shall be withheld from obligation until the President determines and certifies in writing to the Committees on Appropriations that The Government of Russia has terminated implementation of arrangements to provide Iran with technical expertise, training, technology, or equipment necessary to develop a nuclear reactor, related nuclear research facilities or programs, or ballistic missile capability. Pages S7847, S7850-52 McConnell Amendment No. 1140, to provide that of the funds made available for Armenia, $15,000,000 shall be available for earthquake rehabilitation and reconstruction. Pages S7847, S7851-52 McConnell (for Helms) Amendment No. 1141, to earmark certain Foreign Military Financing funds for the Philippines. Pages S7847, S7851-52 McConnell (for Abraham) Amendment No. 1142, to provide that from the Development Assistance and Economic Support Funds, not less than $15,000,000 shall be made available for Lebanon to be used, among other programs, for scholarships and direct support of the American educational institutions in Lebanon. Pages S7847, S7851-52 McConnell (for Thomas) Amendment No. 1143, to include notification to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and the House Committee on International Relations regarding free and fair elections in Cambodia. Pages S7847, S7851-52 Leahy (for Dorgan) Amendment No. 1144, to earmark funds for the independent states of the former Soviet Union for the REAP International School Linkage Program. Pages S7847, S7851-52 McConnell (for Campbell) Amendment No. 1145, to restrict United States assistance for reconstruction efforts in the Balkans to United States-produced articles and services. Pages S7847, S7851-52 McConnell (for Voinovich) Amendment No. 1180, relating to the designation of Serbia as a Terrorist State. Page S7866 Leahy (for Biden) Amendment No. 1181, to allocate funds for the Iraq Foundation. Page S7866 By a unanimous vote of 98 yeas (Vote No. 188), Leahy Amendment No. 1179, to urge the President, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, and the Secretary of the Treasury to immediately intensify their efforts to prevail upon the Indonesian Government and military to disarm and disband anti-independence militias in East Timor; grant full access to East Timor by international human rights monitors, humanitarian organizations, and the press; allow Timorese who have been living in exile to return to East Timor to campaign for and participate in the ballot; and release all political prisoners. Pages S7865-67 McConnell (for Smith of Or.) Amendment No. 1125, to express the sense of the Senate on the Citizens Democracy Corps with regard to promoting [[Page D754]] economic development and open, democratic countries in the former Soviet Union and Central Eastern Europe. Pages S7877-78, S7884 Leahy (for Lautenberg) Amendment No. 1146, to provide substitute language relating to restrictions on assistance to countries providing sanctuary to indicted war criminals. Pages S7877-79, S7884 McConnell (for Helms) Amendment No. 1150, to provide assistance to promote democracy in Serbia. Pages S7877-79, S7884 McConnell (for Burns) Amendment No. 1151, to allocate funds to continue mycoherbicide counter drug research and development. Pages S7877-80, S7884 Leahy (for Dodd) Amendment No. 1158, to require the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State to provide to the Congress by January 31, 2000 a report on all military training provided to foreign military personnel (excluding sales) administered by the Department of Defense and the Department of State during fiscal years 1999 and 2000, including those proposed for fiscal year 2000. Pages S7877-78, S7881, S7884 Leahy (for Boxer) Amendment No. 1162, to increase the commitment to control and eliminate the growing international problem of tuberculosis. Pages S7877-78, S7881, S7884 Leahy (for Cleland) Amendment No. 1163, to support an international conference to achieve a durable political settlement in the Balkans. Pages S7877-78, S7881-82, S7884 Leahy (for Kerry) Amendment No. 1167, to promote an international arms transfers regime. Pages S7877-78, S7882, S7884 Leahy (for Kerry) Amendment No. 1168, to restrict United States aid to Cambodia. Pages S7877-78, S7882-84 Leahy (for Biden) Amendment No. 1173, to express the sense of the Senate that the programs contained in the Expanded Threat Reduction Initiative are vital to the national security of the United States and that funding for those programs should be restored in conference to the levels requested in the President's budget. Pages S7877-78, S7883-84 Leahy (for Levin) Amendment No. 1174, to express the sense of the Senate regarding United States commitments under the United States- North Korean agreed framework. Pages S7877-78, S7883-84 McConnell (for Domenici) Amendment No. 1175, to make available certain funds to Habitat for Humanity International for the purchase of 14 acres of land on behalf of Tibetan refugees living in northern India, and the construction of a multi-unit development. Pages S7877-78, S7884 Leahy (for Schumer) Amendment No. 1177, to express the sense of the Senate that the proposed programs under the Expanded Threat Reduction Initiative (ETRI) are critical and essential to preserving United States national security. Pages S7877-78, S7884 McConnell (for Cochran/Lott) Amendment No. 1176, to make available certain funds for the Defense Institute of International Studies to enhance its mission, functioning and performance by providing for its fixed costs of operation. Pages S7877-78, S7884 Leahy (for Landrieu) Modified Amendment No. 1159, to provide that $2,000,000 of the assistance for Russia and the New Independent States of the former Soviet Union be used to provide grants for nongovernmental organizations to teach new graduates the skills needed for the job market. Pages S7884, S7886-87 Subsequently, the amendment was further modified. Page S7901 Brownback Modified Amendment No. 1170, to make available international disaster assistance, humanitarian assistance, and development assistance in opposition-controlled areas of Sudan. Pages S7863-64, S7884-86 McConnell (for DeWine) Modified Amendment No. 1171, to express the sense of the Senate regarding Colombia. Pages S7884, S7887 Leahy (for Reid) Modified Amendment No. 1172, to express the sense of the Senate that the President and the Secretary of State should raise the need for accountability of Saddam Hussein and several key members of his regime at the International Criminal Court Preparatory Commission. Pages S7884, S7887 Bingaman Amendment No. 1165, to express the sense of the Senate regarding assistance provided to Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. Pages S7864-65, S7895 McConnell (for Lott) Amendment No. 1183, to require annual reports on arms sales to Taiwan. Pages S7895-96 Brownback Amendment No. 1118, to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to target assistance to support the economic and political independence of the countries of the South Caucasus and Central Asia. Pages S7838-43, S7845-46, S7854-55, S7862-63, S7867-77, S7903 By 53 yeas to 45 nays (Vote No. 191), McConnell/Abraham/Sarbanes Amendment No. 1119 (to Amendment No. 1118), to strike certain provisions relating to the restriction on assistance for the Government of Azerbaijan. Pages S7838-43, S7845-46, S7862-63, S7903 McConnell (for Byrd) Amendment No. 1184, to express the sense of the Senate regarding assistance under the Camp David Accords. Pages S7901-02 McConnell (for Nickles) Amendment No. 1185, regarding United States assistance to the Palestinian authority. Pages S7901-02 [[Page D755]] Leahy Amendment No. 1186, to provide that the Secretary of the Treasury may, to fulfill commitments of the United States, (1) effect the United States participation in the fifth general capital increase of the African Development Bank, the first general capital increase of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, and the first general capital increase of the Inter-American Investment Corporation; and (2) contribute on behalf of the United States to the eighth replenishment of the resources of the African Development Fund, the twelfth replenishment of the International Development Association. Pages S7902-03 Leahy Amendment No. 1187, to establish a working capital fund for the United States Agency for International Development which shall be available without fiscal year limitation for the expenses of certain personal and non-personal services, equipment and supplies. Pages S7902-03 Leahy Amendment No. 1188, to provide for the cost of direct loans and loan guarantees, up to $7,500,000 to be derived by transfer from funds appropriated by this Act to carry out Part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, and funds appropriated by this Act under the heading, ``Assistance for Eastern Europe and the Baltic State'', to remain available until expended, as authorized by section 635 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961. Pages S7902-03 Rejected: Dodd Amendment No. 1157, to terminate prohibitions and restrictions on travel to Cuba. (By 55 yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. 189), Senate tabled the amendment.) Pages S7887-95, S7896-S7900 Subsequently, Leahy Amendment No. 1182 (to Amendment No. 1157), to terminate prohibitions and restrictions on travel to Cuba fell when Amendment No. 1157 (listed above) was tabled. Pages S7887-95, S7899-S7900 A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that when the Senate receives the House companion measure, the Senate strike all after the enacting clause and insert in lieu thereof the text of S. 1234, as passed, and the House bill, as amended, be read for a third time and passed, that the Senate insist on its amendment, request a conference with the House thereon, and the Chair be authorized to appoint conferees on the part of the Senate. Further, that upon passage of the House bill, passage of S. 1234 be vitiated and then be indefinitely postponed. Page S7902 Department of the Treasury/Postal Service Appropriations: Senate began consideration of S. 1282, making appropriations for the Treasury Department, the United States Postal Service, the Executive Office of the President, and certain Independent Agencies, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, taking action on the following amendments: Pages S7912-14 Pending: Dorgan (for Moynihan) Amendment No. 1189, to ensure the expeditious construction of a new United States Mission to the United Nations. Pages S7913-14 Dorgan (for Moynihan) Amendment No. 1190, to ensure that the General Services Administration has adequate funds available for programmatic needs. Pages S7913-14 Dorgan (for Moynihan) Amendment No. 1191, to ensure that health and safety concerns at the Federal Courthouse at 40 Centre Street in New York, New York are alleviated. Pages S7913-14 Campbell/Dorgan Amendment No. 1192, to provide for an increase in certain Federal buildings funds. Page S7914 A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill and pending amendments, on Thursday, July 1, 1999. Page S7914 Appointment: Special Committee on the Year 2000 Technology Problem: The Chair, on behalf of the President pro tempore, and upon the recommendation of the Republican Leader, pursuant to the provisions of S. Res. 208 of the 105th Congress, appointed Senator Lugar to the Special Committee on the Year 2000 Technology Problem, vice Senator Collins. Page S7969 Budget Process Reform--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for consideration of motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to the consideration of S. 557, to provide guidance for the designation of emergencies as a part of the budget process, on Thursday, July 1, 1999, with a vote on the motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to the bill to occur at 10:30 a.m. Also, that if cloture is invoked, the Senate proceed to the bill, and following the offering of a cloture motion on the pending amendment (Social Security Lockbox), the bill be laid aside until 9:30 a.m., on Friday, July 16, 1999, with a vote on the motion to close further debate on the pending amendment to occur at 10:30 am. Page S7969 Y2K Act Conference Report--Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for the consideration of the conference report to H.R. 775, to establish certain procedures for civil actions brought for damages relating to the failure of any device or system to process or otherwise deal with the transition from the year 1999 to the year [[Page D756]] 2000, with a vote on adoption of the conference report. Page S7969 Messages From the President: Senate received the following messages from the President of the United States: A message from the President of the United States transmitting, title V of the Trade Act of 1974), a Proclamation to Modify Duty-Free Treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences relative to Gabon, Mongolia and Mauritania; to the Committee on Finance (PM-45). Page S7926 Nominations Confirmed: By 94 yeas to 4 nays (Vote No. 190), Senate confirmed the following Nominations: Keith P. Ellison, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas. Gary Allen Feess, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California. Stefan R. Underhill, of Connecticut, to be United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut. W. Allen Pepper, Jr., of Mississippi, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Mississippi. Karen E. Schreier, of South Dakota, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Dakota. Also, Senate confirmed the following nominations by voice vote: 39 Air Force nominations in the rank of general. 36 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 S7900-01, S7966-67, S7971-72 Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations: Charles A. Blanchard, of Arizona, to be General Counsel of the Department of the Army. Carol DiBattiste, of Florida, to be Under Secretary of the Air Force. Barbro A. Owens-Kirkpatrick, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Niger. 3 Air Force nominations in the rank of general. Routine List in the Army and Marine Corps. Pages S7969-71 Messages From the President: Page S7926 Messages From the House: Page S7926 Measures Referred: Page S7926 Measures Placed on Calendar: Page S7926 Communications: Pages S7926-28 Executive Reports of Committees: Pages S7928-31 Statements on Introduced Bills: Pages S7932-42 Additional Cosponsors: Pages S7942-43 Amendments Submitted: Pages S7944-61 Authority for Committees: Pages S7961-62 Additional Statements: Pages S7962-66 Record Votes: Five record votes were taken today. (Total--192) Pages S7867, S7899-S7900, S7903, S7911 Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m., and adjourned at 9:02 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 1, 1999. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S7969.)
[Daily Digest] [Pages D756-D759] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Committee Meetings (Committees not listed did not meet) GAMBLING ADDICTION Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education concluded hearings on gambling addiction issues, focusing on the health research recommendations of the National Gambling Impact Study Commission, after receiving testimony from Representative Wolf; Steven E. Hyman, Director, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services; and Leo T. McCarthy, Commissioner, and Timothy A. Kelly, Executive Director, both of the National Gambling Impact Study Commission; Ken Winters, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; and Leo Tose, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARIES ACT/CORAL REEF CONSERVATION ACT Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded hearings on proposed legislation authorizing funds for programs of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, and S. 725, to preserve and protect coral reefs, after receiving testimony from Sally Yozell, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere, Michael Crosby, Executive Director, Science Advisory Board, and Ed Lindloff, Acting Manager, Stellwagen Bank, National Marine Sanctuary, all of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce; C. Renee Cooper, Caribbean Marine Research Center, West Palm Beach, Florida, on behalf of the Perry Institute of Marine Science; Cynthia Hunter, Waikiki Aquarium, Honolulu, Hawaii; Phillip Dustan, Cousteau Society, Alexandria, Virginia; Michael Connor, New England Aquarium, Boston, Massachusetts; and Michael Collins, Islamorada, Florida. [[Page D757]] BUSINESS MEETING Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee ordered favorably reported the following business items: S. 501, to address resource management issues in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute; S. 581, to protect the Paoli and Brandywine Battlefields in Pennsylvania, to authorize a Valley Forge Museum of the American Revolution at Valley Forge National Historical Park, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute; H.R.149, to make technical corrections to the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996, with amendments; S. 711, to allow for the investment of joint Federal and State funds from the civil settlement of damages from the Exxon Valdez oil spill, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute; S. 348, to authorize and facilitate a program to enhance training, research and development, energy conservation and efficiency, and consumer education in the oilheat industry for the benefit of oilheat consumers and the public, with an amendment; S. 953, to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to convey certain land in the State of South Dakota to the Terry Peak Ski Area, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute; S. 1088, to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to convey certain administrative sites in national forests in the State of Arizona, to convey certain land to the City of Sedona, Arizona for a wastewater treatment facility; H.R. 15, to designate a portion of the Otay Mountain region of California as wilderness; and An original resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. U.S. FOREST SERVICE ECONOMIC ACTION PROGRAMS Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Forests and Public Land Management concluded oversight hearings on the United States Forest Service Economic Action programs, focusing on community based approaches to natural resource management, after receiving testimony from Michael T. Rains, Director, Northeastern Area for State and Private Forestry, Forest Service, Department of Agriculture; Michael Preston, Montezuma County Federal Lands Program, Cortez, Colorado; Bob Moore, Catron County Citizens Group, Glenwood, New Mexico; James Enote, Pueblo of Zuni Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, Zuni, New Mexico; Carl L. Myers, Wood Center, Medford, Oregon; Eric S. Howard, Maine Wood Products Association, South Portland; Betty Riley, Sierra Economic Development District, Auburn, California; Tom Brumm, Oregon Economic Development Department, Salem; Stephen S. Madrone, Redwood Community Action Agency, Eureka, California; and Toby Martinez, New Mexico Forestry and Resources Conservation Division, Santa Fe, on behalf of the National Association of State Foresters. PENSION REFORM Committee on Finance: Committee held hearings on S. 646, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide increased retirement savings opportunities, S. 741, to provide for pension reform, S. 659, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require pension plans to provide adequate notice to individuals whose future benefit accruals are being significantly reduced, and S. 60, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide equitable treatment for contributions by employees to pension plans, receiving testimony from Senator Harkin; Patrick J. Purcell, Specialist in Social Legislation, Domestic Social Policy Division, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress; Rita D. Metras, Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, New York, on behalf of the Association of Private Pension and Welfare Plans; Scott J. Macey, AT/ ASA, Inc., Somerset, New Jersey, on behalf of the ERISA Industry Committee; Richard D. Pearce, Alliance Benefit Group of Delaware, Inc., Wilmington, on behalf of the American Society of Pension Actuaries; Ann Combs, American Council of Life Insurance, Washington, D.C.; Lou Valentino, Watson Wyatt Worldwide, New York, New York, on behalf of the National Defined Contribution Council; and Robert F. Hill, Denver, Colorado. Hearings recessed subject to call. BUSINESS MEETING Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee ordered favorably reported the following business items: An original resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Foreign Relations; S. Res. 109, relating to the activities of the National Islamic Front government in Sudan, with amendments; S. Res. 119, expressing the sense of the Senate with respect to United Nations General Assembly Resolution ES-10/6; S. Con. Res. 36, condemning Palestinian efforts to revive the original Palestine partition plan of November 29, 1947, and condemning the United Nations Commission on Human Rights for its April 27, 1999, resolution endorsing Palestinian self-determination on the basis of the original Palestine partition plan; H. R. 1175, to locate and secure the return of Zachary Baumel, an American citizen, and other [[Page D758]] Israeli soldiers missing in action, with an amendment; H. Con. Res. 35, congratulating the State of Qatar and its citizens for their commitment to democratic ideals and women's suffrage on the occasion of Qatar's historic elections of a central municipal council on March 8, 1999; and The nominations of Frank Almaguer, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Honduras, Donald Keith Bandler, of Pennsylvania, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus, Prudence Bushnell, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Guatemala, Johnnie Carson, of Illinois, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Kenya, Gwen C. Clare, of South Carolina, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Ecuador, Melvin E. Clark, Jr., of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, David B. Dunn, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Zambia, M. Michael Einik, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Mark Wylea Erwin, of North Carolina, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Mauritius, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Federal Islamic Republic of Comoros and as Ambassador to the Republic of Seychelles, Oliver P. Garza, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Nicaragua, Christopher E. Goldthwait, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Chad, John R. Hamilton, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Peru, Lawrence Harrington, of Tennessee, to be United States Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank, Richard Holbrooke, of New York, 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, as well as to be a Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations, John David Holum, of Maryland, to the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, Donald W. Keyser, of Virginia, for rank of Ambassador during tenure of service as Special Representative of the Secretary of State for Nagorno-Karabakh and New Independent States Regional Conflicts, Joyce E. Leader, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Guinea, Joseph Limprecht, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Albania, Michael D. Metelits, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Cape Verde, Thomas J. Miller, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bismarck Myrick, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia, Larry C. Napper, of Texas, for rank of Ambassador during tenure of service as Coordinator of the Support for East European Democracy (SEED) Program, Donald Lee Pressley, of Virginia, to be Assistant Administrator for Europe and the New Independent States of the Agency for International Development, David B. Sandalow, of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Peter S. Wood, of California, for promotion to the Class of Counselor, Senior Foreign Service, and Stephen A. Dodson, of Texas, for appointment as a Foreign Service Officer of Class Four, Consular Officer and Secretary in the Diplomatic Service, both of the Department of State, and certain Foreign Service Officer Promotions lists. ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION ACT Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions: Committee continued hearings on proposed legislation authorizing funds for programs of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, focusing on school facilities, receiving testimony from Dennis Zimmerman, Specialist in Public Finance, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress; Starla Jewell-Kelly, National Community Education Association, Fairfax, Virginia; Sarah Sinnott, Visiting Nurse Association, H.O. Wheeler Community School, Burlington, Vermont; Ede Valiquette, University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System, Danbury; and Idella Harter, Maine Education Association, Augusta, on behalf of the National Education Association. Hearings recessed subject to call. INDIAN RESERVED WATER RIGHTS SETTLEMENT ACT Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee concluded hearings on S. 438, to provide for the settlement of the water rights claims of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, after receiving testimony from David J. Hayes, Acting Deputy Secretary of the Interior; Jim Morsette, Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, Box Elder, Montana; and Chris D. Tweeten, Montana Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission, Helena. BUSINESS MEETING Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported the following bills: S. 438, to provide for the settlement of the water rights claims of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy's Reservation; and S. 225, to provide Federal housing assistance to Native Hawaiians. [[Page D759]] NURSING HOME CARE Special Committee on Aging: Committee concluded hearings to examine the Health Care Financing Administration's implementation of their nursing home improvement initiative, after receiving testimony from Rachel Block, Deputy Director, Center for Medicaid and State Operations, Health Care Financing Administration, Department of Health and Human Services; William J. Scanlon, Director, Health Financing and Public Health Issues, Health, Education, and Human Services Division, General Accounting Office; Catherine G. Morris, New Jersey Department of Health, Trenton, on behalf of the Association of Health Facility Survey Agencies; David R. Zimmerman, University of Wisconsin Center for Health Systems Research, Madison; Andrew Kramer, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver; and Charlene Harrington, University of California School of Nursing, San Francisco.
[Daily Digest] [Pages D759-D760] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] House of Representatives Chamber Action Bills Introduced: 24 public bills, H.R. 2389-2412; and 1 resolution, H. Res. 237, were introduced. Pages H5177-79 Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows: H. Res. 234, waiving points of order against the conference report on H.R. 775, to establish certain procedures for civil actions brought for damages relating to the failure of any device or system to process or otherwise deal with the transition from the year 1999 to the year 2000 (H. Rept. 106-213); H. Res. 235, providing for the consideration of H.R. 10, to enhance competition in the financial services industry by providing a prudential framework for the affiliation of banks, securities firms, and other financial service providers (H. Rept. 106-214); and H. Res. 236, providing for consideration of a concurrent resolution providing for the adjournment of the House and Senate for the Independence Day district work period (H. Rept. 106-215). Page H5177 Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he designated Representative Walsh to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. Page H5095 Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Rev. Don Borling of Orland Park, Illinois. Page H5095 Child Custody Protection Act: The House passed H.R. 1218, 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 by a recorded vote of 270 ayes to 159 noes, Roll No. 261. Pages H5102-23 Rejected the Jackson-Lee of Texas motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on the Judiciary with instructions to report it back to the House forthwith with an amendment specifying that the prohibitions do not apply with respect to conduct by an adult sibling or grandparent, or by a minister, rabbi, pastor, priest, or other religious leader of the minor by a yea and nay vote of 164 yeas to 268 nays, Roll No. 260. Pages H5120-22 H. Res. 233, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was agreed to by voice vote. Pages H5099-H5102 Preserving the Cultural Resources of Route 66: The House passed H.R. 66, to preserve the cultural resources of the Route 66 corridor and to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to provide assistance. Pages H5125-29 Agreed to the Committee amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order by the rule. Page H5128 H. Res. 230, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was agreed to earlier by voice vote. Page H5123 Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail: The House passed H.R. 791, to amend the National Trails System Act to designate the route of the War of 1812 British invasion of Maryland and Washington District of Columbia, and the route of the American defense, for study for potential addition to the national trails system. Pages H5129-32 Agreed to the Committee amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order by the rule. Page H5132 H. Res. 232, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was agreed to earlier by voice vote. Pages H5123-24 Redesignating World War II Veterans Park at Great Kills: The House passed H.R. 592, to redesignate Great Kills Park in the Gateway National Recreation Area as ``World War II Veterans Park at Great Kills''. Agreed to amend the title. Pages H5133-34 [[Page D760]] Agreed to the Committee amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order by the rule. Page H5134 H. Res. 231, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was agreed to earlier by voice vote. Pages H5124-25 Late Report: Committee on Education and the Workforce received permission to have until 3:00 p.m. on July 9 to file a report on H.R. 1995, to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to empower teachers, improve student achievement through high-quality professional development for teachers, and reauthorize the Reading Excellence Act. Page H5133 Presidential Message--Generalized System of Preferences: Read a message from the President wherein he transmitted his determinations with respect to the addition of Gabon and Mongolia to the list of beneficiary developing countries and the suspension of preferential treatment for Mauritania as a beneficiary developing country--referred to the Committee on Ways and Means and ordered printed (H. Doc. 106- 88). Page H5176 Recess: The House recessed at 7:40 p.m. and reconvened at 10:18 p.m. Page H5176 Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea and nay vote and one recorded vote developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H5121-22 and H5122-23. There were no quorum calls. Adjournment: The House met at 10:00 a.m. and adjourned at 10:19 p.m.
[Daily Digest] [Pages D760-D762] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Committee Meetings FEDERAL MILK MARKETING ORDERS; WATERSHED PLAN Committee on Agriculture: Ordered reported, as amended, H.R. 1402, to require the Secretary of Agriculture to implement the Class I milk price structure known as Option 1-A as part of the implementation of the final rule to consolidate Federal milk marketing orders. The Committee also approved Bexar-Medina-Atascosa Counties Water Conservation Plan. KOSOVO AIR CAMPAIGN--B-2 BOMBER PERFORMANCE Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Military Procurement held a hearing on the performance of the B-2 Bomber in the Kosovo air campaign. Testimony was heard from the following officials of the Department of the Air Force: Lt. Gen. Marvin R. Esmond, USAF, Deputy Chief of Staff, Air and Space Operations; and Brig. Gen. Leroy Barnidge, USAF, Commander, 509th Bomber Wing, Whiteman Air Force. UNNECESSARY BUSINESS SUBSIDIES Committee on the Budget: Held a hearing on Unnecessary Business Subsidies. Testimony was heard from Representatives Miller of Florida, Sununu, Shadegg, Minge and Hoeffel; former Representative Robert Shamansky, State of Ohio; and public witnesses. CONSUMER AND INVESTOR ACCESS TO INFORMATION ACT Committee on Commerce: Subcommittee on Finance and Hazardous Materials held a hearing on H.R. 1858, Consumer and Investor Access to Information Act of 1999. Testimony was heard from Annette L. Nazareth, Director, Division of Market Regulation, SEC; and public witnesses. CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORIZATION ACT Committee on Commerce: Subcommittee on Telecommunication, Trade, and Consumer Protection held a hearing on H.R. 2384, Corporation for Public Broadcasting Authorization Act of 1999. Testimony was heard from public witnesses. TEACHER EMPOWERMENT ACT Committee on Education and the Workforce: Ordered reported, as amended, H.R. 1995, Teacher Empowerment Act. TEAMSTER LOCAL 500 TRUSTEESHIP--LESSONS LEARNED Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on Lessons Learned from the Teamster Local 500 Trusteeship. Testimony was heard from public witnesses. FEHBP DEMONSTRATION PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Civil Service held a hearing on Implementing the FEHBP Demonstration Project for Military Retirees: A Good Faith Effort, or Another Broken Promise. Testimony was heard from Representatives Cunningham, Moran of Virginia and Romero- Barcelo; William E. Flynn, III, Associate Director, Retirement and Insurance, OPM; and public witnesses. FEDERALISM ACT Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on National Economic Growth, Natural Resources and Regulatory Affairs held a hearing on H.R. 2245, Federalism Act of 1999. Testimony was heard from L. Nye Stevens, Director, Federal Management and [[Page D761]] Workforce Issues, General Government Division, GAO; and public witnesses. OVERSIGHT--DOD'S ANTHRAX VACCINE Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs and International Relations held an oversight hearing to examine the Department of Defense's sole source procurement of anthrax vaccine. Testimony was heard from Louis J. Rodriguez, Director Defense Acquisition Issues, National Security and International Affairs Division, GAO; David R. Oliver, Jr., Principal Deputy Under Secretary, Acquisition Technology, Department of Defense; and a public witness. MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES Committee on International Relations: Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere approved for full Committee action the following measures: H. Res. 57, amended, expressing concern over interference with freedom of the press and the independence of judicial and electoral institutions in Peru; H. Res. 181, condemning the kidnaping and murder by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) of 3 United States citizens, Ingrid Washinawatok, Terence Freitas, and Lah'ena'e Gay; H. Res. 17, concerning the extradition to the United States of Salvadorans; H. Res. 228, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the peace process in Colombia and calling on the government and all other parties to the current conflict in Colombia to take steps to advance the peace process so as to end the ongoing violence which continues to pose a serious threat to democracy, human rights, and economic and social stability in that nation; H. Res. 25, congratulating the Government of Peru and the Government of Ecuador for signing a peace agreement ending a border dispute which has resulted in several military clashes over the past 50 years; and H. Con. Res. 140, amended, expressing the sense of the Congress that Haiti should conduct free, fair, transparent, and peaceful elections. INTERNET LEGISLATION Committee on the Judiciary: Held a hearing on the following bills: H.R. 1686, Internet Freedom Act; and H.R. 1685, Internet Growth and Development Act of 1999. Testimony was heard from Erik Sten, Commissioner of Public Works, Portland, Oregon; and public witnesses. MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES Committee on Resources: Ordered reported the following bills: H.R. 1552, amended, Marine Research and Related Environmental Research and Development Programs Authorization of 1999; S. 361, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to transfer to John R. and Margaret J. Lowe of Big Horn County, Wyoming, certain land so as to correct an error in the patent issued to their predecessors in interest; S. 449, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to transfer to the personal representative of the estate of Fred Steffens of Big Horn County, Wyoming, certain land comprising the Steffens family property; H.R. 468, amended, Saint Helena Island National Scenic Area Act; H.R. 535, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to make corrections to a map relating to the Coastal Barrier Resources System; H.R. 695, amended, to direct the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to convey an administrative site in San Juan County, New Mexico, to San Juan College; H.R. 834, amended, to extend the authorization for the National Historic Preservation Fund; H.R. 1487, amended, National Monument NEPA Compliance Act; H.R. 1528, National Geologic Mapping Reauthorization Act of 1999; H.R. 1753, amended, Methane Hydrate Research and Development Act of 1999; H.R. 1934, amended, Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Act of 1999; H.R. 2079, to provide for the conveyance of certain National Forest System lands in the State of South Dakota; and H.R. 2181, to authorize the Secretary of Commerce to acquire and equip fishery survey vessels. CONFERENCE REPORT--YEAR 2000 READINESS AND RESPONSIBILITY ACT Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a rule waiving all points of order against the conference report to accompany H.R. 775, Year 2000 Readiness and Responsibility Act, and against its consideration. The rule provides that the conference report shall be considered as read. Testimony was heard from Representatives Goodlatte, Davis of Virginia and Conyers. FINANCIAL SERVICES ACT Committee on Rules: Granted, by a vote of 9 to 3, a structured rule on H.R. 10, Financial Services Act of 1999, providing ninety minutes of general debate: forty-five minutes divided equally between the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Banking and Financial Services and forty-five minutes divided equally between the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Commerce. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule makes in order the amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of the Rules Committee Print dated June 24, 1999, as original text for the purpose of amendment. The rule waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute. The rule provides that no amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order [[Page D762]] except those printed in the report, which may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in this report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for a division of the question. The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report. The rule allows the chairman of the Committee of the Whole to postpone recorded votes and reduce voting time to five minutes on any postponed question, provided voting time on the first in any series of questions is not less than 15 minutes. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was heard from Representatives Leach, McCollum, Roukema, Baker, Castle, Royce, Metcalf, Barr, Paul, Cook, Toomey, Bliley, Oxley, Barton of Texas, Largent, Shimkus, LaFalce, Vento, Waters, Sanders, Maloney of New York, Gutierrez, Watt of North Carolina, Bentsen, Maloney of Connecticut, Inslee, Schakowsky, Gonzalez, Dingell, Markey, Towns, Rush, Eshoo, DeGette, Barrett of Wisconsin, Luther, Slaughter, Condit, Pomeroy, Jackson-Lee, and Weiner. INDEPENDENCE DAY DISTRICT WORK PERIOD ADJOURNMENT RESOLUTION Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a rule providing for the consideration of a concurrent resolution providing for the adjournment of the House and Senate for the Independence Day district work period. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the resolution. AIRPORT PRIVATIZATION EFFORTS--STATUS Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Aviation held a hearing on the Status of Airport Privatization Efforts. Testimony was heard from David L. Bennett, Director, Office of Airport Safety and Standards, FAA, Department of Transportation; and public witnesses. VETERANS' MILLENNIUM HEALTH CARE ACT--COST ESTIMATES Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on cost estimates for H.R. 2116, Veterans' Millennium Health Care. Testimony was heard from Paul N. Van de Water, Assistant Director, Budget Analysis, CBO; and Thomas L. Garthwaite, M.D., Deputy Under Secretary, Health, Department of Veterans Affairs. INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIVENESS--U.S. TAX RULES IMPACT Committee on Ways and Means: Held a hearing on the Impact of U.S. Tax Rules on International Competitiveness. Testimony was heard from Representatives Levin and Houghton; and public witnesses. BRIEFING--KOSOVO UPDATE Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Met in executive session to hold a briefing on Kosovo Update. The Committee was briefed by departmental briefers.
[Daily Digest] [Pages D762-D763] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY, JULY 1, 1999 (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated) Senate Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings on military operations regarding Kosovo, 9:30 a.m., SH-216. Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on Housing and Transportation, to hold hearings on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Section 8 Opt-out programs, 9:30 a.m., SD-538. Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings on the role of sanctions in United States national security policy, 10:30 a.m., SD- 419. Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs, to hold hearings to examine United States policy towards Hong Kong, 2 p.m., SD-419. Committee on Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, Restructuring and the District of Columbia, to hold hearings to examine the federal food safety system, 10 a.m., SD-342. Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Subcommittee on Employment, Safety and Training, to hold oversight hearings on the proposed Work Investment Act, 9:30 a.m., SD-430. Committee on Indian Affairs: to hold hearings on S. 1290, to amend title 36 of the United States Code to establish the American Indian Education Foundation, 9:30 a.m., SR-485. Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold closed hearings on pending intelligence matters, 2 p.m., SH-219. Committee on the Judiciary: business meeting to consider S. 1257, to amend statutory damages provisions of title 17, United States Code; S. 467, to restate and improve section 7A of the Clayton Act; S. 1258, to authorize funds for the payment of salaries and expenses of the Patent and Trademark Office; S. 1259, to amend the Trademark Act of 1946 relating to dilution of famous marks; S. 1260, to make technical corrections in title 17, United States Code, and other laws; and S. Res. 59, designating both July 2, 1999, and July 2, 2000, as ``National Literacy Day''; and pending nominations, 10 a.m., SD-628. [[Page D763]] House Committee on Appropriations, to mark up the following appropriation bills: Military Construction and Interior; and to consider revised Section 302(b) budget allocations, 9:30 a.m., 2359 Rayburn. Committee on Armed Services, hearing on H.R. 850, Security and Freedom through Encryption (SAFE) Act, 9:30 a.m., 2118 Rayburn. Subcommittee on Military Installations and Facilities, hearing on economic development conveyances and the reuse of former U.S. military installations, 2 p.m., 2212 Rayburn. Subcommittee on Military Readiness, hearing on AH-64 Apache helicopter fleet, 2 p.m., 2118 Rayburn. Committee on Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and Power, to continue hearings on Electricity Competition, 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn. Committee on Education and the Workforce, hearing on Business Community Views on Reform of ESEA, 9:30 a.m., 2175 Rayburn. Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and Technology, hearing on ``The Results Act: Status of Performance Budgeting Pilot Programs'' 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn. Committee on International Relations, to mark up the following measures: H. Res. 57, expressing concern over interference with freedom of the press and the independence of judicial and electoral institutions in Peru; H.R. 1993, Export Enhancement Act of 1999; H.R. 1477, Iran Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Act of 1999; H.R. 1794, concerning the participation of Taiwan in the World Health Organization (WHO); H. Con. Res. 121, expressing the sense of the Congress regarding the victory of the United States in the cold war and the fall of the Berlin Airlift; H. Con. Res. 144, urging the United States Government and the United Nations to undertake urgent and strenuous efforts to secure the release of Branko Jelen, Steve Pratt, and Peter Wallace, 3 humanitarian workers employed by CARE International, who are being unjustly held as prisoners by the Government of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia; and H. Con. Res. 128, expressing the sense of the Congress regarding the treatment of religious minorities in the Islamic Republic of Iran, and particularly the recent arrests of members of that country's Jewish community; H. Res. 25, congratulating the Government of Peru and the Government of Ecuador for signing a peace agreement ending a border dispute which has resulted in several military clashes over the past 50 years; H. Con. Res. 117, concerning United Nations General Assembly Resolution ES-10/6; and H. Res. 227, expressing the sense of the Congress in opposition to the Government of Pakistan's support for armed incursion into Jammu and Kashmir, India, 10:30 a.m., 2172 Rayburn. Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, to mark up H. Res. 227, expressing the sense of the Congress in opposition to the Government of Pakistan's support for armed incursion into Jammu and Kashmir, India, 10 a.m., 2255 Rayburn. Committee on the Judiciary, hearing on H.R. 1283, Fairness in Asbestos Compensation Act of 1999, 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn. Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, to mark up H.R. 2083. Special Counsel Act of 1999, 1 p.m., 2226 Rayburn. Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property, hearing on H.R. 1598, Patent Fairness Act of 1999, 2 p.m., 2237 Rayburn. Subcommittee on Crime, to mark up the following bills: H.R. 218, Community Protection Act of 1999; H.R. 1791, Federal Law Enforcement Animal Protection Act of 1999; and H.R. 2336, United States Marshals Service Improvement Act of 1999, 9:15 a.m., 2237 Rayburn. Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims, oversight hearing on the Immigration and Naturalization Service's Interior Enforcement Strategy, 9 a.m., 2226 Rayburn. Committee on Resources,, Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands, oversight hearing on the Franchise Fee Calculation for Ft. Sumter Tours, 11 a.m., 1324 Longworth. Subcommittee on Water and Power, hearing on H.R. 795, Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy's Reservation Indian Reserved Water Rights Settlement Act of 1999, 11 a.m., 1334 Longworth. Committee on Science, Subcommittee on Technology, hearing on H.R. 2086, Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Act of 1999, Resources for IT Research, 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn. Committee on Small Business, to consider legislation involving the SBA's 7(a), 504 and SBIR Programs, 9:30 a.m., 2360 Rayburn. Committee on Ways and Means, to mark up the following measures: H.J. Res. 58, disapproving the extension of the waiver authority contained in section 402(c) of the Trade Act of 1974 with respect to Vietnam; H.J. Res. 57, disapproving the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to the products of the People's Republic of China, 3 p.m., 1100 Longworth. Subcommittee on Health, hearing on Medicare Veterans Subvention, 10:30 a.m., 1310 Longworth. Subcommittee on Oversight, hearing on the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, 10 a.m., B-318 Rayburn. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, executive, briefing on Chinese Embassy Bombing, 1 p.m., H-405 Captiol.
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