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                                                 Thursday, June 15, 2000

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate passed Department of Transportation Appropriations Bill.
      The House passed H.R. 4578, Interior and Related Agencies 
      Appropriations 2001.
      The House passed S. 2722, to authorize the award of the Medal of Honor 
      to Ed W. Freeman, for conspicuous acts of gallantry during the Vietnam 
      War, James K. Okubo, for conspicuous acts of gallantry during World 
      War II, and Andrew J. Smith, conspicuous acts of gallantry during the 
      Civil War--clearing the measure for the President.


                                 Senate

Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S5165-S5280
Measures Introduced: Fifteen bills and one resolution were introduced, as 
follows: S. 2732-2746, and S. Con. Res. 123.
  Pages S5240-41
Measures Reported: Reports were made as follows:
  S. 11, for the relief of Wei Jingsheng.
  S. 150, to the relief of Marina Khalina and her son, Albert Mifakhov.
  S. 451, for the relief of Saeed Rezai.
  S. 1078, for the relief of Mrs. Elizabeth Eka Bassey and her children, 
Emmanuel O. Paul Bassey, Jacob Paul Bassey, and Mary Idongesit Paul Bassey, 
with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  S. 1513, for the relief of Jacqueline Salinas and her children Gabriela 
Salinas, Alejandro Salinas, and Omar Salinas.
  S. 2019, for the relief of Malia Miller.
Page S5240
Measures Passed:
  Transportation Appropriations: By a unanimous vote of 99 yeas (Vote No. 
132), Senate passed H.R. 4475, making appropriations for the Department of 
Transportation and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 
2001, after taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto: 
                                                 Pages S5166-86, S5188-S5215
Adopted:
  Shelby (for McCain) Amendment No. 3441, to require a cap on the total 
amount of Federal funds invested in Boston's ``Big Dig'' project. 
                                                              Pages S5182-84
  Lautenberg (for Torricelli) Amendment No. 3443, to express the sense of 
the Senate that Congress and the President should immediately take steps to 
address the growing safety hazard associated with the lack of adequate 
parking space for trucks along Interstate highways.
Pages S5182-84
  Lautenberg (for Torricelli) Amendment No. 3445, to provide for a study on 
noise impacts of railroad operations, including idling train engines on the 
quality of life of nearby communities, the quality of the environment 
(including consideration of air pollution), and safety.
Pages S5182-84
  Shelby (for Domenici) Modified Amendment No. 3432, to make grants to carry 
out the Small Community Air Service Development Pilot program. 
                                                              Pages S5184-86
  Lautenberg (for Reed) Modified Amendment No. 3436, to provide $10,000,000 
for the costs associated with construction of a third track on the Northeast 
Corridor between Davisville and Central Falls, Rhode Island. 
                                                              Pages S5184-86
  Lautenberg (for Kohl) Modified Amendment No. 3438, to state the sense of 
the Senate regarding funding for Coast Guard acquisitions and for Coast 
Guard operations during fiscal year 2001.
Pages S5184-86
  Lautenberg (for Dodd) Modified Amendment No. 3447, to provide that new 
starts funding shall be available for a project to re-electrify the rail 
line between Danbury, Connecticut and Norwalk, Connecticut.
Pages S5184-86
  Shelby (for Cochran) Amendment No. 3451, to make available funds 
previously appropriated for the Star Landing Road project in DeSoto County, 
Mississippi.
Pages S5184-86
  Lautenberg (for Baucus/Burns) Amendment No. 3452, to provide that the non-
Federal share of project number 1646 in section 1602 of Public Law No.105-
178, may be funded by Federal funds from an agency or agencies not part of 
the Department of Transportation.
Pages S5184-86

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  Shelby (for Nickles) Amendment No. 3453, to provide for the conveyance of 
airport property to an institution of higher education in Oklahoma. 
                                                              Pages S5184-86
  Shelby (for McCain) Amendment No. 3440, to condition the use by the FAA 
Airport Office of non-safety related funds on the FAA's completion of its 
investigation in Docket No. 13-95-05.
Page S5188
  By 95 yeas to 3 nays (Vote No. 131), Allard Amendment No. 3430, making 
supplemental appropriations for fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, for 
reduction of the public debt.
Pages S5177-78, S5189-90
  Shelby Amendment No. 3454, designating the New Jersey Transit commuter 
rail station to be located at the intersection of the Main/Bergen line and 
the Northeast Corridor line in the State of New Jersey shall be known and 
designated as the ``Frank R. Lautenberg Transfer Station''.
Pages S5196-97
Withdrawn:
  Collins (for Collins/Schumer) Amendment No. 3439, to express the sense of 
the Senate that the Strategic Petroleum Reserve should be used to address 
high crude oil and gasoline prices.
Pages S5173-76
  Wyden Amendment No. 3433, to require the Inspector General of the 
Department of Transportation to review certain airline customer service 
practices and to make recommendations for reform.
Pages S5178-80
  During consideration of this measure today, the Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 46 yeas to 52 nays (Vote No. 130), Senate failed to uphold the defense 
of germaneness with regard to Voinovich Amendment No. 3434, to provide 
increased flexibility in use of highway funding, therefore, the amendment 
was ruled as not germane, and thus fell.
Pages S5168-73
  Senate agreed to a modified motion to instruct conferees on the part of 
the Senate to accept section 318 of the bill as passed by the House of 
Representatives, but to authorize the Department of Transportation, pursuant 
to a study by the National Academy of Sciences, in conjunction with the DOT, 
to recommend, but not to promulgate without approval by a Joint Resolution 
of Congress, appropriate corporate average fuel efficiency standards. 
                                                           Pages S5197-S5214
  Senate insisted on its amendment, and requested a conference with the 
House thereon.
Page S5197
  Subsequently, following adoption of the modified motion to instruct the 
conferees (listed above), the Chair was authorized to appoint the following 
conferees on the part of the Senate: Senators Shelby, Domenici, Specter, 
Bond, Gorton, Bennett, Campbell, Stevens, Lautenberg, Byrd, Mikulski, Reid, 
Kohl, Murray, and Inouye.
Page S5214
  U.S. Army 225th Birthday Recognition: Committee on the Judiciary was 
discharged from further consideration of H.J. Res. 101, recognizing the 
225th birthday of the United States Army, and the resolution was then agreed 
to.
  Page S5279
Measure Indefinitely Postponed:
  Transportation Appropriations: S. 2720, making appropriations for the 
Department of Transportation and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2001.
  Page S5280
Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act--Conference 
Report: Senate began consideration of the conference report of S. 761, to 
regulate interstate commerce by electronic means by permitting and 
encouraging the continued expansion of electronic commerce through the 
operation of free market forces.
  Pages S5215-31
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the conference report, with a vote to occur thereon, on 
Friday, June 16, 2000, at 9:30 a.m.
Page S5280
Appointment:
  Federal Judicial Center Foundation: The Chair, on behalf of the President 
pro tempore, pursuant to Public Law 100-702, appointed Richard D. Casey, of 
South Dakota, to the board of the Federal Judicial Center Foundation. 
                                                              Pages S5279-80
Nominations--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing 
for consideration of the nominations of Laura Taylor Swain, to be United 
States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, Beverly B. 
Martin, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of 
Georgia, and Jay A. Garcia-Gregory, to be United States District Judge for 
the District of Puerto Rico, on Friday, June 16, 2000.
Defense Authorization--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached 
providing for further consideration of S. 2549, to authorize appropriations 
for fiscal year 2001 for military activities of the Department of Defense, 
for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of 
Energy, to prescribe personnel strengths for such fiscal year for the Armed 
Forces, and certain amendments to be proposed thereto, on Monday, June 19, 
2000, at 3 p.m., and Tuesday, June 20, 2000, at 9:30 a.m.
  Page S5215
Foreign Operations Appropriations--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement 
was reached providing for consideration of S. 2522, making appropriations 
for foreign operations, export financing, and related programs for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, on Tuesday, June 20, 2000. 
                                                                  Page S5215
Messages From the House:
  Page S5239
Communications:
  Pages S5239-40
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S5240
Statements on Introduced Bills:
  Pages S5241-72
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S5272-74
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S5275-79

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Authority for Committees:
  Page S5279
Additional Statements:
  Pages S5237-39
Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S5279
Record Votes: Three record votes were taken today. (Total--132) 
                                                   Pages S5173, S5189, S5197
Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:45 a.m., and adjourned at 7:55 p.m., until 
9:30 a.m., on Friday, June 16, 2000. (For Senate's program, see the remarks 
of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S5280.)


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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee ordered 
favorably reported the following business items:
  S. 2487,to authorize appropriations for Fiscal Year 2001 for certain 
maritime programs of the Department of Transportation, with an amendment in 
the nature of a substitute;
  S. 2438, to provide for enhanced safety, public awareness, and 
environmental protection in pipeline transportation, with an amendment in 
the nature of a substitute;
  S. 1510, to revise the laws of the United States appertaining to United 
States cruise vessels, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 1534, to reauthorize the Coastal Zone Management Act, with an amendment 
in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 1687, to amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to authorize 
appropriations for the Federal Trade Commission, with amendments;
  S. 2440, to amend title 49, United States Code, to improve airport 
security, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 2412, to amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize 
appropriations for the National Transportation Safety Board for fiscal years 
2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003;
  S. 893, to amend title 46, United States Code, to provide equitable 
treatment with respect to State and local income taxes for certain 
individuals who perform duties on vessels; and
  The nominations of J. Randolph Babbitt, of Virginia, Robert W. Baker, of 
Texas, Edward M. Bolen, of Maryland, Geoffrey T. Crowley, of Wisconsin, 
Robert A. Davis, of Washington, and Kendall W. Wilson, of the District of 
Columbia, each to be a Member of the Federal Aviation Management Advisory 
Council, Department of Transportation; Delmond J.H. Won, of Hawaii, to be a 
Federal Maritime Commissioner; and a nomination list for promotion in the 
United States Coast Guard.
FOREIGN OIL SOURCES
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee concluded hearings on 
certain provisions of S. 2557, to protect the energy security of the United 
States and decrease America's dependency on foreign oil sources to 50 
percent by the Year 2010 by enhancing the use of renewable energy resources, 
conserving energy resources, improving energy efficiencies, and increasing 
domestic energy supplies, mitigating the effect of increases in energy 
prices on the American consumer, including the poor and the elderly, after 
receiving testimony from Senator Jeffords; former Senator Johnston, J. 
Bennett Johnston and Associates, Washington D.C.; Ernest J. Moniz, Under 
Secretary of Energy for Science, Energy and Environment; Richard L. Lawson, 
National Mining Association, Steven E. Plotkin, Center for Transportation 
Research, Argonne National Laboratory, and Jaime Steve, American Wind Energy 
Association, all of Washington, D.C.; Jerry Jordan, Jordan Energy, Inc., 
Columbus, Ohio, on behalf of the Independent Petroleum Association of 
America and the National Stripper Well Association; and Paul Vermylen, 
Meenan Oil Co., Syosset, New York, on behalf of the Independent Fuel 
Terminal Operators Association.
CONCESSIONS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on National Parks, 
Historic Preservation, and Recreation concluded oversight hearings to 
examine a General Accounting Office report on the problems which plague the 
Concessions Management Program of the National Park Service, after receiving 
testimony from Barry T. Hill, Associate Director, Energy, Resources, and 
Science Issues, Resources, Community, and Economic Development Division, 
General Accounting Office; Maureen Finnerty, Associate Director, Park 
Operations and Education, National Park Service, Department of the Interior; 
and Philip H. Voorhees, Washington, D.C., on behalf of the National Parks 
Conservation Association.
HEAVY-DUTY DIESEL EMISSION RULE
Committee on Environment and Public Works: Subcommittee on Clean Air, 
Wetlands, Private Property, and Nuclear Safety concluded hearings to examine 
Environmental Protection Agency emission standards for heavy duty trucks and 
buses and the accompanying low sulfur requirement for diesel fuel, after 
receiving testimony from Robert Perciasepe, Assistant Administrator, Office 
of Air and Radiation, Environmental Protection Agency; J. Louis Frank, 
Marathon Ashland Petroleum, Findlay, Ohio; Jerry Thompson, Citgo Petroleum 
Company, Tulsa, Oklahoma, on behalf of the National Petrochemical and 
Refiners Association; Robert J. Looney, Cenax Harvest States Cooperative, on 
behalf of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, David S. Addington, 
American Trucking Associations, Inc., and Bruce Bertelsen, Manufacturers of 
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Controls Association, all of Washington, D.C.; and James A Haslam, III, 
Pilot Oil Corporation, Knoxville, Tennessee, on behalf of the Society of 
Independent Gasoline Marketers of America.
INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee held hearings to examine the 
report of the National Commission on Terrorism evaluating the changing 
threat of international terrorism and United States laws, policies, and 
practices for preventing and punishing terrorism aimed at U.S. citizens, 
receiving testimony from L. Paul Bremer, III, Chairman, and Maurice 
Sonnenberg, Vice Chairman, both of the National Commission on Terrorism; 
Michael A. Sheehan, Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Department of State; 
and Dale L. Watson, Assistant Director, Counterterrorism, Federal Bureau of 
Investigation, and James S. Reynolds, Chief, Terrorism and Violent Crime 
Section, Criminal Division, both of the Department of Justice.
  Hearings recessed subject to call.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
following business items:
  S. 11, for the relief of Wei Jingsheng;
  S. 150, to the relief of Marina Khalina and her son, Albert Mifakhov;
  S. 451, for the relief of Saeed Rezai;
  S. 1078, for the relief of Mrs. Elizabeth Eka Bassey and her children, 
Emmanuel O. Paul Bassey, and Mary Idongesit Paul Bassey, with an amendment 
in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 1513, for the relief of Jacqueline Salinas and her children Gabriela 
Salinas, Alejandro Salinas, and Omar Salinas;
  S. 2019, for the relief of Malia Miller; and
  The following nominations of Jay A. Garcia-Gregory, to be United States 
District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico; Beverly B. Martin, to be 
United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia; Laura 
Taylor Swain, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District 
of New York; Julio F. Mercado, of Texas, to be Deputy Administrator of Drug 
Enforcement Department of Justice; Daniel G. Webber, Jr., to be United 
States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma; James L. Whigham, to 
be United States Marshal for the Northern District of Illinois; and Russell 
John Qualliotine, to be United States Marshal for the Southern District of 
New York.
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                        House of Representatives

Chamber Action
Bills Introduced: 21 public bills, H.R. 4669-4689, and 2 resolutions, H. 
Con. Res. 354-355, were introduced.
  Pages H4590-91
Reports Filed: No Reports were filed today.
VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies Appropriations 2001: The House agreed to 
H. Res. 525, the rule that is providing for consideration of H.R. 4635, 
making appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing 
and Urban Development, and for sundry independent agencies, boards, 
commissions, corporations, and offices for the fiscal year ending September 
30, 2001 by a yea and nay vote of 232 yeas to 182 nays, Roll No. 278. 
                                                              Pages H4489-98
Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations 2001: The House passed H.R. 
4578, making appropriations for the Department of the Interior and related 
agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001 by a yea and nay vote 
of 204 yeas to 172 nays, Roll No. 291. The House previously considered the 
bill on June 13 and June 14.
  Pages H4498-H4585
  Rejected the Dicks motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on 
Appropriations with instructions to report it back with an amendment to 
increase funding for the National Endowment for the Arts by $15 million, the 
National Endowment for the Humanities by $5 million, and Office of Museum 
Services by $2 million by a recorded vote of 184 ayes to 188 noes, Roll No. 
290.
Pages H4584-85
Agreed To:
  Dicks amendment that exempts activities otherwise authorized by law 
related to the planing and management of national monuments or activities 
related to the Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Plan from any 
limitations imposed under the Act (agreed to by a recorded vote of 243 ayes 
to 177 noes, Roll No. 281);
Pages H4500-20
  Slaughter amendment that defers an additional $22 million of prior year 
clean coal technology funding (agreed to by a recorded vote of 207 ayes to 
204 noes, Roll No. 283);
Pages H4524-38, H4539-40
  Sanders amendment No. 28 printed in the Congressional Record that 
increases funding for weatherization assistance and energy conservation 
programs by $45 million and reduces fossil fuel energy research and 
development programs accordingly;
Pages H4544-50, H4555
  Nethercutt amendment that increases funding for the Indian Health Service 
by $22 million;
Pages H4559-69

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  Nethercutt amendment that implements the previously agreed to Dicks 
amendment except for activities related to planning and management of 
national monuments (agreed to by a recorded vote of 197 ayes to 180 noes, 
Roll No. 288);
Pages H4573-74
  Kelly amendment that clarifies the activities of the Council on 
Environmental Quality or other offices in the Executive Office of the 
President for purposes related to the American Heritage Rivers Program; 
                                                              Pages H4574-75
  Doolittle amendment No. 22 printed in the Congressional Record that 
prohibits the Forest Service from buying vehicles painted any color other 
than white;
Page H4575
  Wilson amendment, as amended by Udall of New Mexico, that prohibits any 
funding to be used by the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, 
or the Forest Service to conduct a prescribed burn of Federal land if any 
provisions of the Federal Wildland Fire Policy are not implemented (the 
underlying Wilson amendment similarly required compliance with the Federal 
Wildland Fire Policy accepted and endorsed by the Secretary of Agriculture 
and the Secretary of the Interior in December 1995);
Page H4577
Rejected:
  Nethercutt amendment to the Dicks amendment that sought to strike 
reference to activities related to the Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem 
Management Plan (rejected by a recorded vote of 206 ayes to 221 noes, Roll 
No. 279);
Pages H4501-08
  Hansen amendment to the Dicks amendment that sought to strike reference to 
the planning and management of national monuments (rejected by a recorded 
vote of 187 ayes to 234 noes, Roll No. 280).
Pages H4510-19
  Stearns amendment, as modified, that sought to decrease National Endowment 
for the Arts funding by $1.9 million or approximately 2 % and increase 
wildland fire management funding accordingly (rejected by a recorded vote of 
152 ayes to 256 noes, Roll No. 282).
Pages H4520-22, H4538-39
  Royce amendment that sought to increase the deferral of prior years clean 
coal technology funding by $237 million;
Pages H4541-44, H4555
  Sanders amendment No. 29 printed in the Congressional Record that sought 
to make available $10 million to establish a northeast home heating oil 
reserve and transfer strategic petroleum reserve funding for this purpose 
(rejected by a recorded vote of 193 ayes to 195 noes, Roll No. 286); 
                                                       Pages H4550-55, H4556
  DeFazio amendment No. 10 printed in the Congressional Record that sought 
to prohibit the use of any funding to assess fines for failure to pay fees 
for vehicle passes imposed under the recreational fee demonstration program; 
and
Pages H4575-76
  Weldon of Florida amendment No. 48 printed in the Congressional Record 
that sought to prohibit any funding to be used to publish Class III gaming 
procedures under part 291 of title 25, code of Federal Regulations (rejected 
by a recorded vote of 167 ayes to 205 noes, Roll No. 289.
Pages H4578-82
Withdrawn:
  DeFazio amendment No. 11 printed in the Congressional Record was offered 
and subsequently withdrawn that sought to prohibit the use of any funding to 
enter into a new commercial agricultural lease on the Lower Klamath and Tule 
Lake National Wildlife Refuges in Oregon and California.
Page H4575
Point of Order Sustained Against:
  Young of Alaska amendment No. 50 printed in the Congressional Record that 
sought to implement the North Prince of Wales Island Collaborative 
Stewardship Project for negotiated salvage permits.
Pages H4576-77
  Rejected the Obey motion to rise by a recorded vote of 183 ayes to 218 
noes, Roll No. 284.
Pages H4540-41
  Rejected the Doggett motion to rise by a recorded vote of 169 ayes to 214 
noes, Roll No. 287.
Pages H4556-57
  The House agreed to H. Res. 524, the rule that is providing for 
consideration of the bill on June 13.
Authorizing the Medal of Honor for Conspicuous Acts of Gallantry and 
Intrepidity at the Risk of Their Lives and Beyond the Call of Duty: The 
House passed S. 2722, to authorize the award of the Medal of Honor to Ed W. 
Freeman, James K. Okubo, and Andrew J. Smith--clearing the measure for the 
President.
  Pages H4586-87
Legislative Program: The Majority Leader discussed the legislative Program 
for the week of June 19.
  Page H4585
Meeting Hour--Monday June 19: Agreed that when the House adjourns today, it 
adjourn to meet at 12:30 p.m., on Monday, June 19, for morning hour debate. 
                                                                  Page H4587
Calendar Wednesday: Agreed to dispense with the Calendar Wednesday business 
of June 21.
  Page H4587
Senate Messages: Message received from the Senate today appears on page 
H4498.
Referrals: S. 1967 was referred to the Committee on Resources and S. 2498 
was referred to the Committee on House Administration.
  Page H4587
Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on page 
H4593.
Quorum Calls--Votes: One quorum call (Roll No. 285), one yea and nay vote 
and twelve recorded votes developed during the proceedings of the House 
today and appear on pages H4497-98, H4508-09, H4518-19, H4519-20, H4538-39, 
H4539-40, H4540-41, H4555-56, H4556, H4556-57, H4574, H4582-83, H4584-85, 
and H4585.
Adjournment: The House met at 9:00 a.m. and adjourned at 1:25 a.m. on 
Friday, June 16.

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Committee Meetings
HOUSING FINANCE REGULATORY IMPROVEMENT ACT
Committee on Banking and Financial Services: Subcommittee on Capital 
Markets, Securities and Government Sponsored Enterprises continued hearings 
on improving regulation of housing Government Sponsored Enterprises, 
Housing, focusing on H.R. 3703, Housing Finance Regulatory Improvement Act. 
Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
  Hearings continue June 21.
INTERNET GAMBLING PROHIBITION ACT
Committee on Commerce:. Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade, and 
Consumer Protection held a hearing on H.R. 3125, Internet Gambling 
Prohibition Act of 1999. Testimony was heard from Representative Goodlatte; 
Kevin V. DiGregory, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, 
Department of Justice; and public witnesses.
FACA: CONFLICTS OF INTEREST AND VACCINE DEVELOPMENT
Committee on Government Reform: Held a hearing entitled: ``FACA: Conflicts 
of Interest and Vaccine Development--Preserving the Integrity of the 
Process.'' Testimony was heard from James L. Dean, Director, Office of 
Governmentwide Policy, GSA; Marilyn L. Glynn, General Counsel, Office of 
Government Ethics; and the following officials of the Department of Health 
and Human Services: Linda A. Suydam, Senior Associate Commissioner, FDA; and 
Dixie Snider, Executive Secretary, Advisory Committee on Immunization 
Practices, Centers for Disease Control.
F-22 COST CONTROLS
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans 
Affairs, and International Relations held a hearing on ``F-22 Cost Controls: 
Will Production Cost Savings Materialize?'' Testimony was heard from the 
following officials of the National Security and International Affairs 
Division, GAO: Allen Li, Associate Director; and Leonard L. Benson, Senior 
Evaluator; the following officials of the Department of Defense: Darleen A. 
Druyun; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Acquisition Management, U.S. 
Air Force; and George Schneiter, Director, Strategic and Tactical Systems.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES; OVERSEAS PRESENCE ADVISORY PANEL RECOMMENDATIONS
Committee on International Relations: Favorably considered the following 
resolutions and adopted a motion urging the Chairman to request that they be 
considered on the Suspension Calendar: H. Con. Res. 352, expressing the 
sense of the Congress regarding manipulation of the mass media and 
intimidation of the independent press in the Russian Federation, expressing 
support for freedom of speech and the independent media in the Russian 
Federation, and calling on the President of the United States to express his 
strong concern for freedom of speech and the independent media in the 
Russian Federation; H. Res. 500, amended, expressing the sense of the House 
of Representatives concerning the violence, breakdown of rule of law, and 
troubled pre-election period in the Republic of Zimbabwe; H. Con. Res. 275, 
amended, expressing the sense of the Congress with regard to Iraq's failure 
to release prisoners of war from Kuwait and nine other nations in violation 
of international agreements; and H. Res. 259, supporting the goals and 
ideals of the Olympics.
  The Committee also held a hearing on Progress on Implementing Overseas 
Presence Advisory Panel Recommendations. Testimony was heard from Bonnie R. 
Cohen, Under Secretary, Management, Department of State.
OVERSIGHT--INTERNET-COPYRIGHTED WEBCAST PROGRAMMING
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property 
held an oversight hearing on Copyrighted Webcast Programming on the 
Internet. Testimony was heard from Marybeth Peters, Register of Copyrights, 
Library of Congress; and public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES; OVERSIGHT--DRUGS THREAT POSED
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime approved for full 
Committee action the following bills: H.R. 4033, amended, Bulletproof Vest 
Partnership Grant Act of 2000; and H.R. 4640, DNA Analysis Backlog 
Elimination Act of 2000.
  The Subcommittee also held an oversight hearing on ``The Threat Posed by 
the Illegal Importation, Trafficking, and Use of Ecstasy and Other `Club' 
Drugs.'' Testimony was heard from Lewis Rice, Jr., Special Agent in Charge, 
New York Division, DEA, Department of Justice; John Varrone, Acting Deputy 
Assistant Commissioner, Office of Investigations, U.S. Customs Service, 
Department of the Treasury; and public witnesses.
AGRICULTURAL OPPORTUNITIES ACT
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims held a 
hearing on H.R. 4548, Agricultural Opportunities Act. Testimony was heard 
from Representative Pombo; John R. Fraser, Deputy Administrator, Wage and 
Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor; 
Cindy Fagnoni, Director, Education, Workforce, and Income Security Issues, 
Health, Education, and Human Services Division, GAO; and public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources 
approved for full Committee action H.R. 3432, to direct the Minerals 
Management Service to grant the State of Louisiana and its lessees

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a credit in the payment of Federal offshore royalties to satisfy the 
authorization for compensation contained in the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 
for oil and gas drainage in the West Delta Field.
  The Subcommittee also held a hearing on the following bills: S. 1030, to 
provide that the conveyance by the Bureau of Land Management of the surface 
estate to certain land in the State of Wyoming in exchange for certain 
private land will not result in the removal of the land from operation of 
the mining laws; and H.R. 4340, Mineral Revenue Payments Clarification Act 
of 2000. Testimony was heard from Representatives Udall of New Mexico and 
Skeen; Kathy Karpan, Acting Principal Deputy, Land and Minerals Management, 
Department of the Interior; and public witnesses.
NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM CENTENNIAL ACT
Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and 
Oceans held a hearing on H.R. 4442, National Wildlife Refuge System 
Centennial Act. Testimony was heard from Jamie Rappaport Clark, Director, 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior; and public 
witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on Water and Power approved for full 
Committee action the following bills: S. 1275, Hoover Dam Miscellaneous 
Sales Act; H.R. 2984, amended, to direct the Secretary of the Interior, 
through the Bureau of Reclamation, to convey to the Loup Basin Reclamation 
District, the Sargent River Irrigation District, and the Farwell Irrigation 
District, Nebraska, property comprising the assets of the Middle Loup 
Division of the Missouri River Basin Project, Nebraska; H.R. 3595, amended, 
to increase the authorization of appropriations for the Reclamation Safety 
of Dams Act of 1978; S. 986, Griffin Project Prepayment and Conveyance Act; 
H.R. 1787, Deschutes Resources Conservancy Reauthorization Act of 1999; H.R. 
4389, amended, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain 
water distribution facilities to the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy 
District; H.R. 1113, Colusa Basin Watershed Integrated Resources Management 
Act; and H.R. 2348, amended, to authorize the Bureau of Reclamation to 
provide cost sharing for the endangered fish recovery implementation 
programs for the Upper Colorado and San Juan River Basins.
SMALL BUSINESS OMBUDSMAN--REGULATORY FAIRNESS PROGRAM
Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform and Paperwork 
Reduction held a hearing on the Small Business Ombudsman and the Regulatory 
Fairness Program. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
UNITED-U.S. AIRWAYS--PROPOSED MERGER
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Concluded hearings on the 
Proposed United-US Airways Merger. Testimony was heard from Representatives 
Myrick and Slaughter; D. Michael Fisher, Attorney General, State of 
Pennsylvania; Mike Hatch, Attorney General, State of Minnesota; and public 
witnesses.
UNITED STATES-VIETNAM RELATIONS
Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Trade held a hearing on United 
States-Vietnam Relations, including the renewal of Vietnam's waiver under 
the Jackson-Vanik amendment to the Trade Act of 1974. Testimony was heard 
from Representative Rohrabacher; Douglas Peterson, U.S. Ambassador to 
Vietnam; and public witnesses.
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COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

                                 JUNE 16

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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                       9:30 a.m., Friday, June 16

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Friday: Senate will continue consideration of the 
conference report on S. 761, Electronic Signatures in Global National 
Commerce Act, with a vote to occur thereon; following which, the Senate 
will consider the nominations of Laura Taylor Swain, to be United 
States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, Beverly B. 
Martin, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of 
Georgia, and Jay A. Garcia-Gregory, to be United States District Judge 
for the District of Puerto Rico.
  Also, following the confirmation of the aforementioned nominations, 
the Senate will begin a period of morning business, at which time four 
Senators will be recognized for speeches.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                      12:30 p.m., Monday, June 19

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Monday: Consideration of H.R. 4635, VA, HUD Appropriations 
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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
            HOUSE
  
Andrews, Robert E., N.J., E1031
Baca, Joe, Calif., E1022
Berman, Howard L., Calif., E1022
Borski, Robert A., Pa., E1024
Cannon, Chris, Utah, E1028
Clay, William (Bill), Mo., E1018
Clyburn, James E., S.C., E1022
Condit, Gary A., Calif., E1024
Crowley, Joseph, N.Y., E1032
DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E1025
Edwards, Chet, Tex., E1029
Hall, Tony P., Ohio, E1029
Hoekstra, Peter, Mich., E1032
Holt, Rush D., N.J., E1032
Hulshof, Kenny C., Mo., E1031
Kelly, Sue W., N.Y., E1029
Kildee, Dale E., Mich., E1018
Kucinich, Dennis J., Ohio, E1028
Lowey, Nita M., N.Y., E1024
Lucas, Ken, Ky., E1034
Matsui, Robert T., Calif., E1019
McCarthy, Karen, Mo., E1021, E1030
Menendez, Robert, N.J., E1025
Miller, Gary G., Calif., E1017, E1019
Ortiz, Solomon P., Tex., E1025, E1033
Packard, Ron, Calif., E1023
Payne, Donald M., N.J., E1017, E1020, E1031
Pelosi, Nancy, Calif., E1022, E1026
Phelps, David D., Ill., E1030
Radanovich, George, Calif., E1030
Rangel, Charles B., N.Y., E1030
Sandlin, Max, Tex., E1018
Schaffer, Bob, Colo., E1017, E1019, E1032
Sessions, Pete, Tex., E1034
Stark, Fortney Pete, Calif., E1026
Talent, James M., Mo., E1032
Tauscher, Ellen O., Calif., E1024
Towns, Edolphus, N.Y., E1023
Udall, Mark, Colo., E1030
Udall, Tom, N.M., E1017, E1020
Vento, Bruce F., Minn., E1025
Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E1032
Watts, J.C., Jr., Okla., E1026, E1032
Weldon, Curt, Pa., E1028 


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