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                                        Wednesday, November 3, 1999

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate passed African Growth and Opportunity Act.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S13729-S13869
Measures Introduced: Five bills and three resolutions were introduced, 
as follows: S. 1846-1850, S. Res. 218-219, and S. Con. Res. 68. 
                                                            Page S13798
Measures Reported: Reports were made as follows:
  H.R. 1477, to withhold voluntary proportional assistance for programs 
and projects of the International Atomic Energy Agency relating to the 
development and completion of the Bushehr nuclear power plant in Iran.
  H.R. 1794, concerning the participation of Taiwan in the World Health 
Organization (WHO).
  S. Res. 208, expressing the sense of the Senate regarding United 
States policy toward the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the 
European Union, in light of the Alliance's April 1999 Washington Summit 
and the European Union's June 1999 Cologne Summit.
  S. Res. 209, expressing concern over interference with freedom of the 
press and the independence of judicial and electoral institutions in 
Peru.
  S. 923, to promote full equality at the United Nations for Israel.
  S. Con. Res. 30, recognizing the sacrifice and dedication of members 
of America's non-governmental organizations and private volunteer 
organizations throughout their history and specifically in answer to 
their courageous response to recent disasters in Central America and 
Kosovo.
  S. Con. Res. 68, expressing the sense of Congress on the occasion of 
the 10th anniversary of historic events in Central and Eastern Europe, 
particularly the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia, and reaffirming 
the bonds of friendship and cooperation between the United States and 
the Czech and Slovak Republics.
Page S13795
Measures Passed:
  African Growth and Opportunity Act: By 76 yeas to 19 nays (Vote No. 
353), Senate passed H.R. 434, to authorize a new trade and investment 
policy for sub-Sahara Africa, expand trade benefits to the countries in 
the Caribbean Basin, renew the generalized system of preferences, and 
reauthorize the trade adjustment assistance programs, after taking 
action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S13729-82
Adopted:
  Roth Amendment No. 2505 (to Amendment No. 2325), to authorize the 
extension of permanent normal trade relations to Albania and 
Kyrgyzstan.
Pages S13759-62, S13776
  Subsequently, the amendment was modified.
Page S13776
  Conrad/Grassley Modified Amendment No. 2360 (to Amendment No. 2325), 
to establish trade negotiating objectives for the United States for the 
next round of World Trade Organization negotiations that enhance the 
competitiveness of United States agriculture, spur economic growth, 
increase farm income, and produce full employment in the United States 
agricultural sector.
Pages S13729-33, S13770-71
  By a unanimous vote of 96 yeas (Vote No. 351), Harkin Amendment No. 
2495 (to Amendment No. 2325), to deny benefits under the legislation to 
any country that does not comply with the Convention for the 
Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labor.
Pages S13764-65
  Thurmond Amendment No. 2410 (to Amendment No. 2325), to provide 
expedited trade adjustment assistance for certain textile and apparel 
workers.
Page S13775
  Nickles Amendment No. 2480 (to Amendment No. 2325), to provide a 
waiver of a section 901(j) denial of foreign tax credit in the national 
interest of the United States, and to expand trade and investment 
opportunities for United States companies and workers.
Page S13776

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  Dorgan Amendment No. 2402 (to Amendment No. 2325), to clarify the 
acts, policies, and practices that are considered unreasonable for 
purposes of section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974. 
                                                Pages S13753-54, S13776
  Lott (for Roth/Moynihan) Amendment No. 2325, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Pages S13729-76
Rejected:
  Wellstone Amendment No. 2487 (to Amendment No. 2325), to condition 
trade benefits for Caribbean countries on compliance with 
internationally recognized labor rights. (By 66 yeas to 31 nays (Vote 
No. 349), Senate tabled the amendment.) 
                       Pages S13734-42, S13752-53, S13755-59, S13762-63
  Specter Modified Amendment No. 2347 (to Amendment No. 2325), to 
provide for a private right of action in the case of injury from the 
importation of certain dumped and subsidized merchandise. (By 54 yeas 
to 42 nays (Vote No. 350), Senate tabled the amendment.) 
                                                Pages S13743-52, S13763
  Feingold Modified Amendment No. 2427 (to Amendment No. 2325), to 
provide expanded trade benefits to countries in sub-Saharan Africa. (By 
66 yeas to 29 nays (Vote No. 352), Senate tabled the amendment.) 
                                                Pages S13771-74, S13776
Withdrawn:
  Landrieu Amendment No. 2430 (to Amendment No. 2325), to limit 
preferential tariff treatment to countries with a gross national 
product that does not extend 5 times the average gross national product 
of all eligible sub-Saharan African countries. 
                                             Pages S13754-55, S13763-64
  During consideration of the bill today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  Feingold Amendment No. 2409 (to Amendment No. 2325), to establish 
priorities for providing development assistance, was ruled out of order 
by the Chair on a point of order, and the amendment thus fell. 
                                                        Pages S13742-43
  Conrad/Grassley Amendment No. 2359 (to Amendment No. 2325), to amend 
the Trade Act of 1974 to provide trade adjustment assistance to farmers 
and fishermen, adopted on November 2, 1999, was subsequently modified. 
                                                        Pages S13765-70
  Pending motion to close further debate on the bill was vitiated. 
                                                            Page S13776
  Senate insisted on its amendment, requested a conference with the 
House thereon, and the Chair was authorized to appoint conferees on the 
part of the Senate: Senators Roth, Grassley, Lott, Helms, Moynihan, 
Baucus, and Biden.
Page S13781
  Healthcare Research and Quality Act: Committee on Health, Education, 
Labor, and Pensions was discharged from further consideration of S. 
580, to amend title IX of the Public Health Service Act to revise and 
extend the Agency for Healthcare Policy and Research, and the bill was 
then passed, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed 
thereto:
  Pages S13843-45
  Gramm (for Frist/Jeffords/Kennedy) Amendment No. 2506, in the nature 
of a substitute.
Pages S13843-45
  Youth Drug and Mental Services Act: Senate passed S. 976, to amend 
title V of the Public Health Service Act to focus the authority of the 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration on community-
based services children and adolescents, to enhance flexibility and 
accountability, to establish programs for youth treatment, and to 
respond to crises, especially those related to children and violence, 
after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, 
and the following amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S13845-61
  Gramm (for Frist) Amendment No. 2507, to provide a grant program for 
strengthening families and to modify other provisions, and to make 
various technical corrections.
Pages S13855-61
  Geneva Conventions 50th Anniversary: Committee on the Judiciary was 
discharged from further consideration of H. Con. Res. 102, celebrating 
the 50th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and recognizing 
the humanitarian safeguards these treaties provide in times of armed 
conflict, and the resolution was then agreed to.
  Page S13861
  Federal Erroneous Retirement Coverage Corrections Act: Senate passed 
S. 1232, to provide for the correction of retirement coverage errors 
under chapters 83 and 84 of title 5, United States Code, after agreeing 
to the following amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S13861-67
  Gramm (for Cochran/Akaka) Amendment No. 2508, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Page S13861
  Position of Chief Agricultural Negotiator: Committee on Finance was 
discharged from further consideration of S. 185, to establish a Chief 
Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade 
Representative, and the bill was then passed.
  Page S13867
  Export Apple Act: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs 
was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 609, to amend the 
Export Apple and Pear Act to limit the applicability of the Act to 
apples, and the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for the 
President.
  Page S13867
  OPIC Authorization: Senate passed S. 688, to amend the Foreign 
Assistance Act of 1961 to reauthorize the Overseas Private Investment 
Corporation.
  Page S13867
  Honoring Walter Jerry Payton: Senate agreed to S. Res. 219, 
recognizing and honoring Walter Jerry

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Payton and expressing the condolences of the Senate to his family on 
his death.
  Pages S13867-68
  District of Columbia Appropriations: Senate passed H.R. 3194, making 
appropriations for the government of the District of Columbia and other 
activities chargeable in whole or in part against revenues of said 
District for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, after agreeing 
to the following amendment proposed thereto:
  Page S13868
  Gramm (for Hutchison) Amendment No. 2509, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Page S13868
  Senate insisted on its amendment, requested a conference with the 
House thereon, and the Chair was authorized to appoint conferees on the 
part of the Senate: Senators Hutchison, Domenici, Stevens, Durbin, and 
Byrd.
Page S13868
Financial Services Modernization Conference Report: Senate began 
consideration of the conference report on S. 900, 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.
  Pages S13783-91
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the conference report on Thursday, November 4, 1999. 
                                                            Page S13868
Executive Reports of Committees: Senate received the following 
executive reports of a committee:
  Report to accompany the Tax Convention with Estonia (Treaty Doc. 105-
55) (Exec. Rept. No. 106-3)
Page S13795
  Report to accompany the Tax Convention with Lithuania (Treaty Doc. 
105-56) (Exec. Rept. No. 106-4)
Pages S13795-96
  Report to accompany the Tax Convention with Latvia (Treaty Doc. 105-
57) (Exec. Rept. No. 106-5)
Page S13796
  Report to accompany the Tax Convention with Venezuela (Treaty Doc. 
106-3) (Exec. Rept. No. 106-6)
Page S13796
  Report to accompany the Tax Convention with Slovenia (Treaty Doc. 
106-9) (Exec. Rept. No. 106-7)
Page S13796
  Report to accompany the Tax Convention with Italy (Treaty Doc. 106-
11) (Exec. Rept. No. 106-8)
Pages S13796-97
  Report to accompany the Tax Convention with Denmark (Treaty Doc. 106-
12) (Exec. Rept. No. 106-9)
Page S13797
  Report to accompany the Protocol Amending the Tax Convention with 
Germany (Treaty Doc. 106-13) (Exec. Rept. No. 106-10)
Page S13797
  Report to accompany the Amending Convention with Ireland (Treaty Doc. 
106-15) (Exec. Rept. No. 106-11)
Page S13797
  Report to accompany the Convention (No. 182) for Elimination of the 
Worst Forms of Child Labor (Treaty Doc. 106-5) (Exec. Rept. No. 106-12)
                                                            Page S13797
  Report to accompany the Extradition Treaty with the Republic of Korea 
(Treaty Doc. 106-2) (Exec. Rept. No. 106-13)
Pages S13797-98
Messages From the President: Senate received the following messages 
from the President of the United States:
  Transmitting a report entitled ``Agreement for Cooperation Between 
the United States of America and Australia Concerning Technology for 
the Separation of Isotopes of Uranium by Laser Excitation''; to the 
Committee on Foreign Relations. (PM-70).
Pages S13793-94
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Irwin Belk, of North Carolina, to be an Alternate Representative of 
the United States of America to the Fifty-fourth Session of the General 
Assembly of the United Nations.
  Carol Moseley-Braun, of Illinois, to serve concurrently and without 
additional compensation as Ambassador to Samoa.
  Earl Anthony Wayne, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of 
State (Economic and Business Affairs).
  Revius O. Ortique, Jr., of Louisiana, to be an Alternate 
Representative of the United States of America to the Fifty-fourth 
Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
  Bobby L. Roberts, of Arkansas, to be a Member of the National 
Commission on Libraries and Information Science for a term expiring 
July 19, 2003.
  Michael G. Rossmann, of Indiana, to be a Member of the National 
Science Board, National Science Foundation for a term expiring May 10, 
2006.
  Daniel Simberloff, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the National 
Science Board, National Science Foundation for a term expiring May 10, 
2006.
  Routine lists in the Army, Foreign Service, Marine Corps, Navy. 
                                                        Pages S13868-69
Messages From the President:
  Pages S13793-94
Messages From the House:
  Pages S13794-95
Measures Placed on Calendar:
  Page S13795
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Pages S13795-98
Statements on Introduced Bills:
  Pages S13798-S13802
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S13802-04
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S13805-31
Authority for Committees:
  Pages S13831-32

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Additional Statements:
  Pages S13832-37
Record Votes: Five record votes were taken today. (Total--353) 
                                   Pages S13763, S13765, S13776, S13781
Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m., and adjourned at 8:11 p.m., 
until 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, November 4, 1999. (For Senate's program, 
see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
OPERATION ALLIED FORCE
Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded hearings on the 
lessons learned from the military operations conducted as part of 
Operation Allied Force, and associated relief operations, with respect 
to Kosovo, after receiving testimony from Gen. Klaus Naumann (Ret.), 
Bundeswehr (German Army), former Chairman of the NATO Military 
Committee.
HABITAT CONSERVATION PLANS
Committee on Environment and Public Works: Subcommittee on Fisheries, 
Wildlife, and Drinking Water concluded hearing to examine solutions to 
the policy concerns with respect to Habitat Conservation Plans, after 
receiving testimony from Jamie Rappaport Clark, Director, Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior; Don Knowles, Director, 
Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of 
Commerce; Jimmy S. Christenson, Wisconsin Department of Natural 
Resources, Madison; David Donnelly, Southern Nevada Water Authority, 
Las Vegas; Maureen S. Frisch, Simpson Investment Company, Seattle, 
Washington, on behalf of the Foundation for Habitat Conservation and 
Coalition for Habitat Conservation; Dan Silver, Endangered Habitats 
League, Los Angeles, California; James Riley, Intermountain Forest 
Association, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; and Michael J. Bean, Environmental 
Defense Fund, Washington, D.C.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee ordered favorably reported 
the following business items:
  S. 923, to promote full equality at the United Nations for Israel;
  S. 1453, to facilitate relief efforts and a comprehensive solution to 
the war in Sudan, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. Res. 208, expressing the sense of the Senate regarding United 
States policy toward the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the 
European Union, in light of the Alliance's April 1999 Washington Summit 
and the European Union's June 1999 Cologne Summit;
  S. Res. 209, expressing concern over interference with freedom of the 
press and the independence of judicial and electoral institutions in 
Peru;
  S. Res. 217, relating to the freedom of belief, expression, and 
association in the People's Republic of China, with an amendment;
  An original concurrent resolution (S. Con. Res. 68), expressing the 
sense of the Congress on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the 
historic events in Central and Eastern Europe, particularly in the 
Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia, and reaffirming the bonds of 
friendship and cooperation between the United States and the Czech and 
Slovak Republics;
  S. Con. Res. 30, recognizing the sacrifice and dedication of members 
of America's non-governmental organizations and private volunteer 
organizations throughout their history and specifically in answer to 
their courageous response to recent disasters in Central America and 
Kosovo;
  H.R. 1477, to withhold voluntary proportional assistance for programs 
and projects of the International Atomic Energy Agency relating to the 
development and completion of the Bushehr nuclear power plant in Iran;
  H.R. 1794, concerning the participation of Taiwan in the World Health 
Organization (WHO);
  Convention Between the United States of America and the Republic of 
Estonia for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of 
Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income, signed at Washington on 
January 15, 1998 (Treaty Doc. 105-55), with 1 declaration and 1 
proviso;
  Convention Between the United States of America and the Republic of 
Lithuania for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of 
Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income, signed at Washington on 
January 15, 1998 (Treaty Doc. 105-56), with 1 declaration and 1 
proviso;
  Convention Between the United States of America and the Republic of 
Latvia for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of 
Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income, signed at Washington on 
January 15, 1998 (Treaty Doc. 105-57), with 1 declaration and 1 
proviso;
  Convention Between the United States of America and the Republic of 
Slovenia for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of 
Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and Capital, signed at 
Ljubljana on June 21, 1999 (Treaty Doc. 106-9),with 1 reservation, 1 
understanding, 1 declaration and 1 proviso;
  Convention Between the Government of the United States of America and 
the Government of the

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Republic of Venezuela for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the 
Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income and 
Capital, together with a Protocol, signed at Caracas on January 25, 
1999 (Treaty Doc. 106-3), with 2 understandings, 2 declarations and 1 
proviso;
  Convention Between the Government of the United States of America and 
the Government of the Italian Republic for the Avoidance of Double 
Taxation with Respect to Taxes on Income and the Prevention of Fraud or 
Fiscal Evasion, signed at Washington on August 25, 1999, together with 
a Protocol (Treaty Doc. 106-11), with 1 reservation, 1 understanding, 1 
declaration and 1 proviso;
  Convention Between the Government of the United States of America and 
the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark for the Avoidance of Double 
Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on 
Income, signed at Washington on August 19, 1999, together with a 
Protocol (Treaty Doc. 106-12), with 1 declaration and 1 proviso;
  Protocol Amending the Convention Between the United States of America 
and the Federal Republic of Germany for the Avoidance of Double 
Taxation with Respect to Taxes on Estates, Inheritances, and Gifts 
signed at Bonn on December 3, 1980, signed at Washington, December 14, 
1998 (Treaty Doc. 106-13), with 1 declaration and 1 proviso;
  Convention Amending the Convention Between the Government of the 
United States of America and the Government of Ireland for the 
Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with 
Respect to Taxes on Income and Capital Gains signed at Dublin on July 
28, 1997 (Treaty Doc. 106-15), with 1 declaration and 1 proviso;
  The Extradition Treaty Between the Government of the United States of 
America and the Government of the Republic of Korea, signed at 
Washington on June 9, 1998 (Treaty Doc. 106-2), with 2 understandings, 
1 declaration and 1 proviso;
  Convention (No. 182) Concerning the Prohibition and Immediate Action 
for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labor, adopted by the 
International Labor Conference at the 87th Session in Geneva on June 
17, 1999 (Treaty Doc. 106-5), with 2 understandings, 1 declaration and 
1 proviso; and
  The nominations of Gary L. Ackerman, of New York, to be a 
Representative of the United States of America to Fifty-fourth Session 
of the General Assembly of the United Nations, William B. Bader, of 
Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and 
Cultural Affairs, James D. Bindenagel, of California, for the rank of 
Ambassador during tenure of service as Special Envoy and Representative 
of the Secretary of State for Holocaust Issues, Avis Thayer Bohlen, of 
the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State for 
Arms Control, Joseph R. Crapa, of Virginia, to be Assistant 
Administrator for Legislative and Public Affairs of the United States 
Agency for International Development, James B. Cunningham, of 
Pennsylvania, to be Deputy Representative of the United States of 
America to the United Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador, 
and to be a Representative of the United States of America to the 
Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations during his 
tenure of service as Deputy Representative of the United States of 
America to the United Nations, Craig Gordon Dunkerley, of 
Massachusetts, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of Service 
as Special Envoy for Conventional Forces in Europe, Robert J. Einhorn, 
of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant Secretary of State for 
Non-proliferation, Harriet L. Elam, of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador 
to the Republic of Senegal, Anthony Stephen Harrington, of Maryland, to 
be Ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil, Donald Stuart Hays, 
of Virginia, to be Representative of the United States of America to 
the United Nations for U.N. Management and Reform, with the rank of 
Ambassador, and to be an Alternate 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 for UN Management and Reform, 
Martin S. Indyk, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to 
Israel, Gregory Lee Johnson, of Washington, to be Ambassador to the 
Kingdom of Swaziland, Willene A. Johnson, of New York, to be United 
States Director of the African Development Bank, David H. Kaeuper, of 
the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Congo, 
Peter T. King, of New York, to be a Representative of the United States 
of America to the Fifty-fourth Session of the General Assembly of the 
United Nations, Jimmy J. Kolker, of Missouri, to be Ambassador to 
Burkina Faso, John E. Lange, of Wisconsin, to be Ambassador to the 
Republic of Botswana, Alan Phillip Larson, of Iowa, to be Under 
Secretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs, 
Delano Eugene Lewis, Sr., of New Mexico, to be Ambassador to the 
Republic of South Africa, Charles Taylor Manatt, of the District of 
Columbia, to be Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Joseph W. 
Prueher, of Tennessee, to be Ambassador to the People's Republic of 
China, Michael Edward Ranneberger, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the 
Republic of Mali, J. Stapleton Roy, of Pennsylvania, to be Assistant 
Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research, Samuel A. Rubino, of 
New Hampshire, for appointment as Foreign Service Officer of Class One, 
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Service of the United States of America, Christopher L. Stillman, of 
Connecticut, for appointment as Foreign Service Officer of Class Two, 
Consular Officer and Secretary in the Diplomatic Service of the United 
States of America, Lawrence H. Summers, of Maryland, to be United 
States Governor of the International Monetary Fund, United States 
Governor of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 
United States Governor of the Inter-American Development Bank, United 
States Governor of the African Development Bank, United States Governor 
of the Asian Development Bank, United States Governor of the African 
Development Fund, and United States Governor of the European Bank for 
Reconstruction and Development, Edward S. Walker, Jr., of Maryland, to 
be Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, Norman A. 
Wulf, of Virginia, to be a Special Representative of the President, 
with the rank of Ambassador, Mary Carlin Yates, of Washington, to be 
Ambassador to the Republic of Burundi, and certain Foreign Service 
Officer Promotion lists.
  Also, committee began markup of S. 1463, to establish a program to 
provide assistance for programs of credit and other financial services 
for microenterprises in developing countries, but did not complete 
action thereon, and recessed subject to call.
PROMOTING U.S. INTERESTS
Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on International 
Operations held hearings on issues relating to promoting United States 
national interests at the United Nations, receiving testimony from 
Richard C. Holbrooke, United States Representative to the United 
Nations.
  Hearings recessed subject to call.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Governmental Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported 
the following business items:
  S. 1198, to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to 
provide for a report by the General Accounting Office to Congress on 
agency regulatory actions, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute;
  S. 1707, to amend the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) 
to provide that certain designated Federal entities shall be 
establishments under such Act, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute;
  S. 1516, to amend title III of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless 
Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11331 et seq.) to reauthorize the Federal 
Emergency Management Food and Shelter Program;
  An original bill, to amend the Federal Report Elimination and Sunset 
Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-66; 109 Stat. 734);
  S. 1503, to amend the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. 
App.) to extend the authorization of appropriations for the Office of 
Government Ethics through fiscal year 2003;
  H.R. 915, to authorize a cost of living adjustment in the pay of 
administrative law judges;
  S. 1295, to designate the United States Post Office located at 3813 
Main Street in East Chicago, Indiana, as the ``Lance Corporal Harold 
Gomez Post Office'';
  H.R. 100, to establish designations for three United States Postal 
Service buildings in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the ``Roxanne H. Jones 
Post Office Building'', the ``Freeman Hankins Post Office Building'', 
and the ``Max Weiner Post Office Building'';
  H.R. 197, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service at 410 North 6th Street in Garden City, Kansas, as the 
``Clifford R. Hope Post Office'';
  H.R. 1191, to designate four facilities of the United States Postal 
Service in Chicago, Illinois, the ``Cardiss Collins Post Office 
Building'', the ``Otis Grant Collins Post Office Building'', the ``Mary 
Alice (Ma) Henry Post Office Building'' and the ``Robert LeFlore, Jr. 
Post Office Building'';
  H.R. 1251, to designate the United States Postal Service building 
located at 8850 South 700 East, Sandy, Utah, as the ``Noal Cushing 
Bateman Post Office Building'';
  H.R. 1327, to designate the United States Postal Service building 
located at 34480 Highway 101 South in Cloverdale, Oregon, as the 
``Maurine B. Neuberger United States Post Office'';
  H.R. 1377, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service at 13234 South Baltimore Avenue in Chicago, Illinois, as the 
``John J. Buchanan Post Office Building'', with an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute; and
  The nominations of LeGree Sylvia Daniels, of Pennsylvania, and John 
F. Walsh, of Connecticut, each to be a Governor of the United States 
Postal Service, and Sally Katzen, of the District of Columbia, to be 
Deputy Director for Management, and Joshua Gotbaum, of New York, to be 
Controller, Office of Federal Financial Management, both of the Office 
of Management and Budget.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee ordered 
favorably reported the following business items:
  S. 1114, to amend the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 to 
establish a more cooperative and effective method for rulemaking that 
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account the special needs and concerns of smaller miners;
  S. 1809, to improve service systems for individuals with 
developmental disabilities, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute; and
  The nominations of Amy Achor, of Texas, to be a Member of the Board 
of Corporation for National and Community Service, Charles Richard 
Barnes, of Georgia, to be Director, Federal Mediation and Conciliation, 
Michael Cohen, of Maryland, to be Assistant Secretary of Education for 
Elementary and Secondary Education, A. Lee Fritschler, of Pennsylvania, 
to be Assistant Secretary of Education for Postsecondary Education, 
Irasema Garza, of Maryland, to be Director, Women's Bureau, Department 
of Labor, Stephen Hadley, of the District of Columbia, and Zalmay 
Khalilzad, of Maryland, each to be a Member of the Board of Directors 
of the United States Institute of Peace, T. Michael Kerr, of the 
District of Columbia, to be Administrator of the Wage and Hour 
Division, Department of Labor, Paul Steven Miller, of California, to be 
a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Anthony 
Musick, of Virginia, to be Chief Financial Officer, Corporation for 
National and Community Service, and Linda Aaker, of Texas, Edward 
Ayers, of Virginia, Ira Berlin, of the District of Columbia, Pedro 
Castillo, of California, Evelyn Edson, of Virginia, Peggy Prenshaw, of 
Louisiana, and Theodore Striggles, of New York, each to be a Member of 
the National Council on the Humanities.


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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Bills Introduced: 11 public bills, H.R. 3206-3216; and 2 resolutions, 
H.J. Res. 75 and H. Res. 357, were introduced.
  Pages H11480-81
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 2634, to amend the Controlled Substances Act with respect to 
registration requirements for practitioners who dispense narcotic drugs 
in schedule IV or V for maintenance treatment or detoxification 
treatment, amended (H. Rept. 106-441, Pt. 1);
  H. Res. 356, waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with 
respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the 
Committee on Rules (H. Rept. 106-442);
  H. Res. 358, providing for consideration of making further continuing 
appropriations for the fiscal year 2000 (H. Rept. 106-443);
  H. Res. 359, providing for consideration of H.R. 3196, making 
appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, and related 
programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000 (H. Rept. 106-
444); and
  H. Res. 360, providing that the House disagrees to the Senate 
amendment to H.R. 3194, making appropriations for the government of the 
District of Columbia and other activities chargeable in whole or in 
part against revenues of said District for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2000, and agrees to a conference (H. Rept. 106-445). 
                                                            Page H11480
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he 
designated Representative LaTourette to act as Speaker pro tempore for 
today.
  Page H11375
Journal Vote: Agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal of 
Tuesday, November 2, by a yea and nay vote of 336 yeas to 59 nays with 
2 voting ``present'', Roll No. 557.
  Pages H11375, H11379-80
Motion to Instruct--Quality Care for the Uninsured Act: The House 
agreed to the Dingell motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 2990, 
Quality Care for the Uninsured Act of 1999, to insist on the provisions 
of the bipartisan Consensus Managed Care Improvement Act of 1999 and to 
insist that such provisions be paid for by a yea and nay vote of 257 
yeas to 167 nays, Roll No. 558.
  Pages H11380-90
  The Speaker appointed conferees from the Committee on Commerce: 
Chairman Bliley and Representatives Bilirakis, Shadegg, Dingell, and 
Pallone. From the Committee on Ways and Means: Chairman Archer and 
Representatives, Thomas, Johnson of Connecticut, Rangel, and Stark 
provided, that Representative McCrery is appointed in lieu of 
Representative Johnson of Connecticut for consideration of title XIV of 
the House bill and sections 102, 111(b) and 304 and title II of the 
Senate amendment. From the Committee on Education and the Workforce: 
Representatives Boehner, Talent, Fletcher, Clay, and Andrews. From the 
Committee on Government Reform for consideration of section 503 of the 
Senate amendment: Chairman Burton and

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Representatives Scarborough, and Waxman. Appointed as additional 
conferees: Representatives Goss and Berry.
Page H11395
Questions of Privilege: Pursuant to Rule IX, Representatives Doyle and 
Klink announced their intentions to present questions of the privileges 
of the House in the form of resolutions that call on the President to 
abstain from renegotiating international agreements governing 
antidumping and countervailing measures. The forms of these resolutions 
appear on pages H11390-91.
County Schools Funding Revitalization Act: The House passed H.R. 2389, 
to restore stability and predictability to the annual payments made to 
States and counties containing National Forest System lands and public 
domain lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management for use by the 
counties for the benefit of public schools and roads by a recorded vote 
of 274 ayes to 153 noes, Roll No. 560.
  Pages H11395-H11420
  Agreed to the amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order 
by the rule.
Page H11419
  Agreed to the George Miller of California amendment that clarifies 
that the approved projects shall be in compliance with the Davis-Bacon 
Act.
Page H11409
  Rejected the Udall of Colorado amendment that sought to give each 
eligible county the option of using 20 percent of its distribution for 
community based projects rather than to require it by a recorded vote 
of 186 ayes to 241 noes, Roll No. 559.
Pages H11409-19
  The Clerk was authorized in the engrossment of the bill to correct 
section numbers, punctuation, cross references, and to make other 
necessary technical and conforming changes to reflect the actions of 
the House.
Page H11420
  H. Res. 352, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was 
agreed to by voice vote. Pursuant to the rule, amendments in H. Rept. 
106-437 were considered as adopted.
Pages H11391-95
Providing for Suspensions: The House agreed to H. Res. 353, providing 
for consideration of motions to suspend the rules by a yea and nay vote 
of 222 yeas to 200 nays with 1 voting ``present'', Roll No. 561. 
                                                        Pages H11420-21
Consideration of Suspensions: Pursuant to H. Res. 353, the majority 
Leader announced that the following suspensions will be considered on 
Thursday, Nov. 4: H. Con. Res. 214 and H.R. 1693.
  Page H11440
District of Columbia Appropriations: The House passed H.R. 3194, making 
appropriations for the government of the District of Columbia and other 
activities chargeable in whole or in part against revenues of said 
District for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000 by a yea and nay 
vote of 216 yeas to 210 nays, Roll No. 562.
  Pages H11423-40
  H. Res. 354, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was 
agreed to by voice vote. Earlier, agreed to the Linder amendment in the 
nature of a substitute that considers an amendment to H.R. 3194 to 
strike section 175 as adopted.
Pages H11422-23
Presidential Messages: Read the following messages from the President:
  Separation of isotopes of uranium: Message wherein he transmitted his 
proposed agreement for cooperation between the United States and 
Australia concerning technology for the separation of isotopes of 
uranium by laser excitation--referred to the Committee on International 
Relations; and
  Pages H11440-41
  Veto Message on District of Columbia Appropriations Act: Message 
wherein he announced his veto of H.R. 3064, making appropriations for 
the government of the District of Columbia for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2000 and explains his reasons therefor--referred to the 
Committee on Appropriations and ordered printed H. Doc. 106-154. 
                                                        Pages H11441-43
Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate appear on pages 
H11375 and H11478.
Referrals: S. 440 was referred to the Committee on Education and the 
Workforce; S. 1844 was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means; and 
S. Con. Res. 67 and S. Con. Res. 66 were referred to the Committee on 
House Administration.
  Page H11478
Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea and nay votes and two recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages 
H11380, H11389-90, H11418-19, H11419-20, H11421, and H11439-40. There 
were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10:00 a.m. and adjourned at 11:51 p.m.


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Committee Meetings
DEBT RELIEF FOR POVERTY REDUCTION ACT
Committee on Banking and Financial Services: Ordered reported, as 
amended, H.R. 1095, Debt Relief for Poverty Reduction Act of 1999.
SPAMMING
Committee on Commerce: Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade, and 
Consumer Protection held a hearing on Spamming: The E-Mail You Want

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To Can, focusing on the following bills: H.R. 3113, Unsolicited 
Electronic Mail Act of 1999; H.R. 2162, Can Spam Act; and H.R. 1910, E-
Mail User Protection Act. Testimony was heard from Representatives 
Wilson, Green of Texas; and Gary Miller of California; Eileen 
Harrington, Associate Director, Marketing Practices, Bureau of Consumer 
Protection, FTC; and public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Ordered reported the 
following bills: H.R. 1693, to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 
1938 to clarify the overtime exemption for employees engaged in fire 
protection activities; H.R. 2434, Worker Paycheck Fairness Act of 1999; 
and H.R. 3172, amended, to amend the welfare-to-work program and modify 
the welfare-to-work performance bonus.
PROVIDING ADEQUATE HOUSING
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug 
Policy and Human Resources held a hearing on Providing Adequate 
Housing: Is HUD Fulfilling Its Mission? Testimony was heard from the 
following officials of the Department of Housing and Urban Development: 
Saul Ramirez, Jr., Deputy Secretary; William Apgar, Assistant 
Secretary, Housing; and Kathy Kuhl-Inclan, Assistant Inspector General, 
Audit; and public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on the Judiciary: Held a hearing on the following bills: H.R. 
2533, Fairness in Telecommunications License Transfers Act of 1999; 
H.R. 2636, Taxpayer's Defense Act; and H.R. 2701, Justice for MAS 
Applicants of 1999. Testimony was heard from Representatives McIntosh 
and Hayworth; William Kennard, Chairman, FCC; and public witnesses.
PROHIBIT INTERNET GAMBLING
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime approved for full 
Committee action H.R. 3125, to prohibit Internet gambling.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE; OVERSIGHT--FOREST SERVICE ROADLESS AREAS
Committee on Resources: Ordered reported, as amended, S. 430, Kake 
Tribal Corporation Land Exchange Act.
  The Committee also held an oversight hearing on a proposal by the 
Administration directing U.S. Forest Service to promulgate regulations 
regarding roadless areas within the National Forest System. Testimony 
was heard from George Frampton, Chairman, Council on Environmental 
Quality; Michael P. Dombeck, Chief, Forest Service, USDA; and a public 
witness.
EXPEDITED PROCEDURES
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a rule waiving clause 6(a) 
of rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a rule on the 
same day it is reported from the Rules Committee) against certain 
resolutions reported from the Rules Committee. The rule applies the 
waiver to a special rule reported on or before the legislative day of 
November 10, 1999, providing for consideration of a bill or joint 
resolution making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2000, 
an amendment thereto, a conference report thereon, or an amendment 
reported in disagreement from a conference thereon. The rule applies 
the waiver to a special rule reported on or before the legislative day 
of November 10, 1999, providing for consideration of any bill or joint 
resolution making general appropriations for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2000, any amendment thereto, any conference report 
thereon, or any amendment reported in disagreement from a conference 
thereon.
FOREIGN OPERATIONS, EXPORT FINANCING AND RELATED PROGRAMS 
APPROPRIATIONS, FY 2000
Committee on Rules: Granted by voice vote, a structured rule H.R. 3196, 
making appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, and 
related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, 
providing one hour of debate in the House equally divided and 
controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee 
on Appropriations. The rule provides that the bill shall be considered 
as read for amendment. The rule provides that the amendment printed in 
the report of the Committee on Rules shall be in order without 
intervention of any point of order or demand for a division of the 
question, shall be considered as read, and shall be separately 
debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and 
controlled by the proponent and an opponent. The rule provides one 
motion to recommit, with or without instructions.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA APPROPRIATIONS ACT, FY 2000 MOTION TO GO TO 
CONFERENCE
Committee on Rules: Granted by voice vote a rule providing that the 
House disagrees to the Senate amendment to H.R. 3194, making 
appropriations for the government of the District of Columbia and other 
activities chargeable in whole or in part against revenues of said 
District for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000. The rule 
provides that the House agrees to the conference requested by the 
Senate thereon.

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FURTHER CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS, FY 2000
Committee on Rules: Granted by voice vote, a closed rule on H.J. Res. 
75, making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2000 
providing one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the 
chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on 
Appropriations. The rule waives all points of order against 
consideration of the joint resolution. The rule provides one motion to 
recommit.
HOME PAGE TAX REPEAL ACT
Committee on Science: Subcommittee on Basic Research approved for full 
Committee action, amended, H.R. 2797, Home Page Tax Repeal Act.
AGING OF AGRICULTURE
Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Empowerment and the 
Subcommittee on Rural Enterprises, Business Opportunities and Special 
Small Business Problems held a joint hearing on The Aging of 
Agriculture: Empowering Young Farmers to Grow for the Future. Testimony 
was heard from Susan Offutt, Administrator, Economic Research Service, 
USDA; and public witnesses.
OVERSIGHT--COAST GUARD'S SEARCH AND RESCUE MISSION
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Coast 
Guard and Maritime Transportation held an oversight hearing on the 
Coast Guard's search and rescue mission. Testimony was heard from James 
E. Hall, Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board; Adm. James M. 
Loy, USCG, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Transportation; 
and public witnesses.
HARBOR AND INLAND WATERWAY FINANCING
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Water 
Resources and Environment held a hearing on Harbor and Inland Waterway 
Financing. Testimony was heard from John H. Anderson, Jr., Director, 
Transportation Issues, GAO; and public witnesses.
CLASSIFIED INFORMATION--UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURES
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Met in executive session to 
hold a hearing on Unauthorized Disclosures of Classified Information: 
Scope and Seriousness of the Problem. Testimony was heard from 
departmental witnesses.

Joint Meetings
AUTHORIZATION--FAA
Conferees continued to resolve the differences between the Senate and 
House passed versions of H.R. 1000, to amend title 49, United States 
Code, to reauthorize programs of the Federal Aviation Administration, 
but did not complete action thereon, and will meet again tomorrow.
CHECHEN/RUSSIAN CRISIS
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: Commission concluded 
hearings on the Chechen crisis and its implication for Russian 
democracy, after receiving testimony from Lyoma Usmanov, Representative 
of the Chechen Republic to the United States; John Dunlop, Stanford 
University Hoover Institution, Stanford, California; and Fiona Hill, 
Eurasia Foundation, and Yo'av Karny, both of Washington, D.C.


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                    COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

                            NOVEMBER 4, 1999

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Special Committee on Aging: to hold hearings on certain 
initiatives to improve nursing home quality of care, 10 a.m., SD-
562.
  Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings on the nomination of 
Alphonso Maldon, Jr., of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of 
Defense; and the nomination of John K. Veroneau, of Virginia, to be 
an Assistant Secretary of Defense, 9:30 a.m., SR-222.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold 
hearings on local phone competition, examining how to increase 
consumer choice in local telephone markets, 10 a.m., SR-253.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine issues 
relating to Chechnya, 10:15 a.m., SD-419.
  Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the future United 
States policy with Nigeria, 2:30 p.m., SD-419.
  Committee on Indian Affairs: to hold joint hearings with the House 
Committee on Resources on S. 1586, to reduce the fractionated 
ownership of Indian Lands; and S. 1315, to permit the leasing of oil 
and gas rights on certain lands held in trust for the Navajo Nation 
or allotted to a member of the Navajo Nation, in any case in which 
there is consent from a specified percentage interest in the parcel 
of land under consideration for lease, 9:30 a.m., SD-106.
  Committee on the Judiciary: business meeting to consider pending 
calendar business, 10 a.m., SD-226.
  Full Committee, to hold hearings on issues relating to the MCI 
Worldcom/Sprint merger, 11 a.m., SD-226.

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                                 House

  Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Personnel, 
hearing on the report of the United States Commission on National 
Security/21st Century, 9:30 a.m., 2212 Rayburn.
  Committee on Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations, hearing on Problems with EPA's Brownfields Cleanup 
Revolving Loan Fund Program, 9:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade, and Consumer 
Protection, hearing on WTO 2000: The Next Round, 10 a.m., 2322 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, 
Drug Policy and Human Resources, hearing on Project Exile: A Case 
Study in Successful Enforcement, 9:30 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and 
Technology, to mark up H.R. 2376, to require agencies to establish 
expedited review procedures for granting a waiver to a State under a 
grant program administered by the agency if another State has 
already been granted a similar waiver by the agency under such 
program, 1:30 p.m., 2154 Rayburn
  Committee on International Relations, hearing on The Cuban 
Program: Torture of American Prisoners by Cuban Agents, 10 a.m., 
2172 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration and 
Claims, to mark up H.R. 2528, Immigration Reorganization and 
Improvement Act of 1999, 10 a.m., 2237 Rayburn.
  Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral 
Resources, oversight hearing on Limitations on Patenting Millsites 
under the Mining Law of 1872 and the Approval of Mining Plans of 
Operations Pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, 
11 a.m., 1334 Longworth.
  Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands, hearing on the 
following bills: S. 548, Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis 
National Historic Site Act of 1999; H.R. 1668, Loess Hills 
Preservation Study Act of 1999; and H.R. 2278, to require the 
National Park Service to conduct a feasibility study regarding 
options for the protection and expanded visitor enjoyment of 
nationally significant natural and cultural resources at Fort Hunter 
Liggett, California, 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.
  Committee on Science, Subcommittee on Technology, and the 
Subcommittee on Government Management, Information and Technology of 
the Committee on Government Reform, joint hearing on Y2K Myths and 
Realities: Responding to the Questions of the American Public with 
50 Days Remaining Until January 1, 2000, 2 p.m., 2318 Rayburn.
  Committee on Small Business, hearing on Defense Contract Bundling 
Policy, 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on 
Aviation, hearing on Straight Out Departures at Newark Airport, 9:30 
a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Emergency 
Management, hearing on EPA Grants Management, 2 p.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, executive, briefing on 
North Korean Strategic Thinking: One Analyst's View, 2 p.m., H-405 
Capitol.


                             Joint Meetings

  Conference: meeting of conferees on H.R. 1000, to amend title 49, 
United States Code, to reauthorize programs of the Federal Aviation 
Administration, time to be announced, SC-5, Capitol.
  Joint Meetings: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, to hold joint 
hearings with the House Committee on Resources on S. 1586, to reduce 
the fractionated ownership of Indian Lands; and S. 1315, to permit 
the leasing of oil and gas rights on certain lands held in trust for 
the Navajo Nation or allotted to a member of the Navajo Nation, in 
any case in which there is consent from a specified percentage 
interest in the parcel of land under consideration for lease, 9:30 
a.m., SD-106.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                    9:30 a.m., Thursday, November 4

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Thursday: Senate will continue consideration of the 
conference report on S. 900, Financial Services Modernization Act, with 
a vote on adoption to occur thereon.

              Next meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                     10 a.m., Thursday, November 4

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Thursday: Consideration of Suspensions:
  (1) H. Con. Res. 214, Endorsement of Systematic Phonics Instruction;
  (2) H.R. 1693, Clarification of Overtime Exemption for Fire 
Protection Activity Employees;
  Consideration of H.J. Res.75, further continuing appropriations for 
FY 2000 (closed rule, one hour of general debate);
  Consideration of H.R. 3196, Foreign Operations Appropriations Act, 
2000 (Structured rule, one hour of general debate);
  Consideration of the Conference report on S. 900, Financial Services 
Modernization Act (rule waives points of order);.
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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Baldacci, John Elias, Maine, E2246
Bass, Charles F., N.H., E2262
Biggert, Judy, Ill., E2248
Bishop, Sanford D., Jr., Ga., E2262
Brown, Corrine, Fla., E2251
Davis, Danny K., Ill., E2246
Dixon, Julian C., Calif., E2261
Doolittle, John T., Calif., E2247
Evans, Lane, Ill., E2248
Gilman, Benjamin A., N.Y., E2260
Goodling, William F., Pa., E2261
Green, Gene, Tex., E2246
Hall, Ralph M., Tex., E2253
Hall, Tony P., Ohio, E2259
Hilliard, Earl F., Ala., E2262
Hinojosa, Ruben, Tex., E2251
Hunter, Duncan, Calif., E2245
Hyde, Henry J., Ill., E2257
Kaptur, Marcy, Ohio, E2245
Kildee, Dale E., Mich., E2250
Lofgren, Zoe, Calif., E2254
McInnis, Scott, Colo., E2253, E2254, E2257, E2258, E2260
McIntosh, David M., Ind., E2253
McIntyre, Mike, N.C., E2246
Norton, Eleanor Holmes, D.C., E2249
Pomeroy, Earl, N.D., E2254
Portman, Rob, Ohio, E2249
Radanovich, George, Calif., E2252, E2256
Reyes, Silvestre, Tex., E2249
Rodriguez, Ciro D., Tex., E2262
Rush, Bobby L., Ill., E2248
Ryan, Paul, Wisc., E2261
Sanders, Bernard, Vt., E2262
Sandlin, Max, Tex., E2246
Scarborough, Joe, Fla., E2245
Schakowsky, Janice D., Ill., E2251
Shows, Ronnie, Miss., E2247
Shuster, Bud, Pa., E2252
Skelton, Ike, Mo., E2258
Spence, Floyd, S.C., E2246
Stabenow, Debbie, Mich., E2261
Stenholm, Charles W., Tex., E2250
Thompson, Mike, Calif., E2258
Watt, Melvin L., N.C., E2253
Watts, J.C., Jr., Okla., E2259
Wynn, Albert Russell, Md., E2246 


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