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                                           Wednesday, June 30, 1999

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                              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

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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

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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

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  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

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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 
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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.

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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 
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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.

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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.


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                        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

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  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.


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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

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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 
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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 
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                    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.

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                                 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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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                      9:30 a.m., Thursday, July 1

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Thursday: Senate will consider the motion to close further 
debate on the motion to proceed to the consideration of S. 557, Budget 
Process Reform , with a vote on the cloture motion to occur at 10:30 
a.m.
  Also, Senate will resume consideration of S. 1282, Department of the 
Treasury/Postal Service Appropriations, and expects to consider the 
conference report on H.R. 775, Y2K Act and any other cleared 
appropriation bills.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                       10 a.m., Thursday, July 1

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Thursday: Consideration of the conference report on H.R. 
775, Year 2000 Readiness and Responsibility Act (rule waiving points of 
order, 1 hour of general debate);
  Motion to go to conference on H.R. 1401, Defense Authorization Act; 
and
  Consideration of H.R. 10, Financial Services Act of 1999 (structured 
rule, 90 minutes of general debate).
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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Bonilla, Henry, Tex., E1451
Cunningham, Randy ``Duke'', Calif., E1452
DeLay, Tom, Tex., E1445
Doolittle, John T., Calif., E1450
Everett, Terry, Ala., E1447, E1449
Faleomavaega, Eni F.H., American Samoa, E1445, E1448
Hall, Ralph M., Tex., E1447, E1448, E1451
Horn, Stephen, Calif., E1449
Kucinich, Dennis J., Ohio, E1448
Rodriguez, Ciro D., Tex., E1450
Stupak, Bart, Mich., E1447, E1448, E1452
Turner, Jim, Tex., E1447, E1449
Underwood, Robert A., Guam, E1450 


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