Daily Digest

Tuesday, July 9, 2002

Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS

    Senate agreed to H.J. Res. 87, Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Site Approval.
    House Committee ordered reported the following appropriations for fiscal 2003: Interior; and Treasury, Postal Service and General Government.

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S6433–S6514

Measures Introduced: Six bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 2710–2715, and S. Res. 300–302.
Page S6498

Measures Reported:

S. 414, to amend the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Organization Act to establish a digital network technology program, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 107–207)

S. 2506, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2003 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 107–208)
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Measures Passed:

Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Site Approval: Senate passed H.J. Res. 87, approving the site at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, for the development of a repository for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel, pursuant to the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982.
Pages S6444–91


Honoring Ted Williams: Senate agreed to S. Res. 302, honoring Ted Williams and extending the condolences of the Senate on his death.
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Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary Commission Act: Senate passed H.R. 2362, to establish the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary Commission, clearing the measure for the President.
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Accounting Reform Act: Senate continued consideration of S. 2673, to improve quality and transparency in financial reporting and independent audits and accounting services for public companies, to create a Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, to enhance the standard setting process for accounting practices, to strengthen the independence of firms that audit public companies, to increase corporate responsibility and the usefulness of corporate financial disclosure, to protect the objectivity and independence of securities analysts, to improve Securities and Exchange Commission resources and oversight, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S6436–44, S6491–96

Pending:

Daschle (for Leahy) Amendment No. 4174, to provide for criminal prosecution of persons who alter or destroy evidence in certain Federal investigations or defraud investors of publicly traded securities.
Pages S6436–38

Gramm (for McConnell) Amendment No. 4175 (to Amendment No. 4174), to provide for certification of financial reports by labor organizations to improve quality and transparency in financial reporting and independent audits and accounting services for labor organizations.
Pages S6438–43, S6491–96

Miller Amendment 4176, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require the signing of corporate tax returns by the chief executive officer of the corporation.
Pages S6443–44, S6491

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, July 10, 2002.
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During today's proceedings, Senate also took the following action:

By 60 yeas to 39 nays (Vote No. 167), Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to consideration of S.J. Res. 34, approving the site at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, for the development of a repository for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel, pursuant to the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982.
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Subsequently, by unanimous consent, S.J. Res 34 (listed above) was returned to the Senate calendar.
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Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

Frederick W. Gregory, of Maryland, to be Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Neil McPhie, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Merit Systems Protection Board for the term of seven years expiring March 1, 2009.

Harry R. Hoglander, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the National Mediation Board for a term expiring July 1, 2005.

Quanah Crossland Stamps, of Virginia, to be Commissioner of the Administration for Native Americans, Department of Health and Human Services.

2 Army nominations in the rank of general.

1 Marine Corps nomination in the rank of general.

2 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.
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Messages From the House:
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Measures Referred:
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Measures Placed on Calendar:
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Executive Communications:
Pages S6497–98


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S6498–S6500


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S6500–08


Additional Statements:
Pages S6496–97


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S6508–12


Authority for Committees to Meet:
Pages S6512–13


Privilege of the Floor:
Page S6513


Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--167)
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Adjournment: Senate met at 9:30 a.m., and adjourned at 7:38 p.m., until 9:30 a.m., on Wednesday, July 10, 2002. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S6513).

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported S. 2506, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2003 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, with an amendment.

NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION

Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee concluded hearings on sections 2015, 2016, 2017(a) and (b), 2018 and 2019 of S. 2225, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003, after receiving testimony from Adm. William J. Fallon, USN, Vice-Chief of Naval Operations; Gen. Robert H. Foglesong, USAF, Vice Chief of Staff, United States Air Force; Gen. John M. Keane, USA, Vice Chief of Staff, United States Army; Gen. Michael J. Williams, USMC, Assistant Commandant, United States Marine Corps; William Hurd, Virginia Office of the Attorney General, Richmond; Daniel S. Miller, Colorado Department of Law, Denver; Stanley Phillippe, California Department of Toxic Substances Control, Sacramento, behalf of the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials; Jamie Rappaport Clark, National Wildlife Federation, Washington, D.C., former Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior; and Bonner Cohen, Lexington Institute, Arlington, Virginia; David Henkin, Earthjustice, Honolulu, Hawaii.

TREATY ON STRATEGIC OFFENSIVE REDUCTIONS

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee held hearings on the Treaty between the United States of America and the Russian Federation on Strategic Offensive Reductions, signed at Moscow on May 24, 2002 (Treaty Doc. 107–8), receiving testimony from Colin L. Powell, Secretary of State.

NOMINATIONS

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded hearings on the nominations of John William Blaney, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia, Aurelia E. Brazeal, of Georgia, to be Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Martin George Brennan, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Zambia, J. Anthony Holmes, of California, to be Ambassador to Burkina Faso, Vicki Huddleston, of Arizona, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Mali, Donald C. Johnson, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Cape Verde, Jimmy Kolker, of Missouri, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Uganda, Gail Dennise Thomas Mathieu, of New Jersey, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Niger, and James Howard Yellin, of Pennsylvania, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Burundi, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

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NOMINATION

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee concluded hearings on the nomination of Richard H. Carmona, of Arizona, to be Medical Director in the Regular Corps of the Public Health Service, and to be Surgeon General of the Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services, after the nominee, who was introduced by Senators McCain and Kyl, testified and answered questions in his own behalf.

EXCELLENCE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee concluded hearings to examine recommendations of the President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education regarding the Individuals with Disabilities Act of 1997 (IDEA), after receiving testimony from Terry E. Branstad, Chairman, Douglas H. Gill, Chairman, Finance Task Force, and Douglas C. Huntt, Chairman, Transition Task Force, all of the President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education.

IDENTITY THEFT

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism, and Government Information held hearings on S. 2541, to amend title 18, United States Code, to establish penalties for aggravated identity theft, receiving testimony from Daniel P. Collins, Associate Deputy Attorney General and Chief Privacy Officer, and Dennis M. Lormel, Chief, Terrorist Financial Review Group, Federal Bureau of Investigation, both of the Department of Justice; and Howard Beales, Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission.

Hearings recessed subject to call.

COUNTERFEIT MEDICINE

Special Committee on Aging: Committee concluded hearings to examine public health concerns of counterfeit medicine, focusing on the purchasing of pharmaceuticals, both brand name and generic, from outside the nation's borders and without the series of checks in place for drugs sold domestically, after receiving testimony from William K. Hubbard, Senior Associate Commissioner for Policy, Planning, and Legislation, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services; Elizabeth G. Durant, Executive Director of Trade Programs, U.S. Customs Service, Department of the Treasury; John Theriault, Pfizer, Inc., Washington, D.C.; and Rick C. Roberts, San Francisco, California.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Measures Introduced: 14 public bills, H.R. 5070–5083; and 3 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 436–437, and H. Res. 476, were introduced.
Pages H4424–25


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today:

H. Con. Res. 425, calling for the full appropriation of the State and tribal shares of the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund (H. Rept. 107–556);

H. Res. 472, providing for consideration of H.R. 4635, to amend title 49, United States Code, to establish a program for Federal flight deck officers (H. Rept. 107–557);

H. Res. 473, providing for consideration of H.R. 2486, to authorize the National Weather Service to conduct research and development, training, and outreach activities relating to tropical cyclone inland forecasting improvement (H. Rept. 107–558);

H. Res. 474, providing for consideration of H.R. 2733, to authorize the National Institute of Standards and Technology to work with major manufacturing industries on an initiative of standards development and implementation for electronic enterprise integration (H. Rept. 107–559); and

H. Res. 475, providing for consideration of H.R. 4687, to provide for the establishment of investigative teams to assess building performance and emergency response and evacuation procedures in the wake of any building failure that has resulted in substantial loss of life or that posed significant potential of substantial loss of life (H. Rept. 107–560).
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Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Recess: The House recessed at 11:16 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
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Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Resolutions: Read a letter from chairman Young of Alaska wherein he transmitted copies of resolutions adopted on June 26, 2002 by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure--referred to the committee on Appropriations.
Pages H4358–59


Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Airport Streamlining Approval Process Act: H.R. 4481, amended, to amend title 49, United States Code, relating to airport project streamlining;
Pages H4361–65


Armed Services Tax Fairness Act: H.R. 5063, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a special rule for members of the uniformed services in determining the exclusion of gain from the sale of a principal residence and to restore the tax exempt status of death gratuity payments to members of the uniformed services (agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 413 yeas with none voting ``nay,'' Roll No. 286);
Pages H4365–69, H4392–93


Undergraduate Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology Education Improvement Act: H.R. 3130, amended, to provide for increasing the technically trained workforce in the United States;
Pages H4369–75


Wildfire Fighting Collaboration with Foreign Countries: H.R. 5017, to amend the Temporary Emergency Wildfire Suppression Act to facilitate the ability of the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to enter into reciprocal agreements with foreign countries for the sharing of personnel to fight wildfires;
Pages H4375–78


Improper Payments Reduction Act: H.R. 4878, amended, to provide for reduction of improper payments by Federal agencies; and
Pages H4378–80


Rise in Anti-Semitism in Europe: H. Res. 393, concerning the rise in anti-Semitism in Europe (agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 412 yeas with none voting ``nay,'' Roll No. 287).
Pages H4380–87, H4393–94


Motion to Instruct Conferees--Help America Vote Act: Agreed to the Langevin motion to instruct conferees on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the Senate amendments to H.R. 3295, to establish a program to provide funds to States to replace punch card voting systems, to establish the Election Assistance Commission to assist in the administration of Federal elections and to otherwise provide assistance with the administration of certain Federal election laws and programs and to establish minimum election administration standards for States and units of local government with responsibility for the administration of Federal elections, to recede from disagreement with the provisions contained in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of section 101 (a)(3) of the Senate amendment to the House bill (relating to the accessibility of voting systems for individuals with disabilities) by a yea-and-nay vote of 413 yeas with none voting ``nay,'' Roll No. 286.
Pages H4387–92


Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on pages H4425–29.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H4392, H4392–93, and H4393–94. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10:30 a.m. and adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

INTERIOR AND TREASURY, POSTAL SERVICE AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS; REVISED SUBALLOCATION OF BUDGET ALLOCATIONS

Committee on Appropriations: Ordered reported the following appropriations for fiscal year 2003: Interior; and Treasury, Postal Service and General Government.

The Committee also approved the Report on the Revised Suballocation of Budget Allocations for fiscal year 2003.

QUALITY HEALTH CARE--EXPANDING ACCESS

Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations held a hearing on Expanding Access to Quality Health Care: Solutions for Uninsured Americans. Testimony was heard from Representatives Fletcher and Tierney; Mark B. McClellan, member, Council of Economic Advisers; and public witnesses.

CREATING DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations continued hearings on ``Creating the Department of Homeland Security: Consideration of the Administration's Proposal,'' with emphasis on research and development and critical infrastructure activities proposed for transfer to the new Department. Testimony was heard from Jerome Hower, Director, Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Department of Health and Human Services: the following officials of the GAO: Jan Heinrich, Director, Health Care and Public Health Issues; and Robert F. Dacey, Director, Information Security Issues; John S. Tritak, Director, Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office, Department of Commerce; James McDonald, Director, Energy Security and Assurance Program, Department of Energy; Samuel G. Varnado, Director, Infrastructure and Information Systems Center, Sandia National Laboratories; Donald D. Cobb, Associate Director, Threat Reduction, Los Alamos National Laboratory; and public witnesses.

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The Subcommittee also met in executive session on this subject. Testimony was heard from Jason Ahearn, Assistant Commissioner, Field Operations, U.S. Customs Service, Department of the Treasury; Frank Panico, Manager, International Networks and Transportation, U.S. Postal Service; Linton Brooks, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy; Gary Jones, Director, Natural Resources and Environment Issues, GAO: David Nokes, Director, Systems Assessment and Research Center, Sandia National Laboratories; Donald D. Cobb, Associate Director, Threat Reduction, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Wayne J. Shotts, Associate Director, Nonproliferation, Arms Control and International Security, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Steven W. Martin, Director, Homeland Security Programs, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; and public witnesses.

NEW ECONOMY SPEED--HELPING STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Technology and Procurement Policy held a hearing on ``Helping State and Local Governments Move at New Economy Speed: Adding Flexibility to the Federal IT Grant Process.'' Testimony was heard from David L. McClure, Director, Information Technology Management Issues, GAO; Sherri Z. Heller, Director, Office of Child Support Enforcement, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services; Roberto Salazar, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA; and public witnesses.

FEDERAL AGENCY PROTECTION OF PRIVACY ACT; OVERSIGHT--CERTAIN RAMIFICATIONS--DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY CREATION

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law approved for full Committee action H.R. 4561, Federal Agency Protection of Privacy Act.

The Subcommittee also held a hearing on ``Administrative Law, Adjudicatory Issues, and Privacy Ramifications of Creating a Department of Homeland Security.'' Testimony was heard from Mark W. Everson, Controller, Office of Federal Financial Management, OMB; and public witnesses.

PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTION BAN ACT

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on the Constitution held a hearing on H.R. 4965, Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2002. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

HOMELAND SECURITY ACT

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security held a hearing on H.R. 5005, Homeland Security Act. Testimony was heard from Joe M. Allbaugh, Director, FEMA; from the following officials of the Department of the Treasury: Robert C. Bonner, Commissioner, U.S. Customs Service; and Brian L. Stafford, Director, U.S. Secret Service; and the following officials of the Department of Transportation: Adm. Thomas H. Collins, USCG, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard; and John W. Magaw, Under Secretary, Security, Transportation Security Administration.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation and Public Lands held a hearing on the following bills: H.R. 2099, to amend the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 to provide adequate funding authorization for the Vancouver National Historic Reserve; H.R. 3917, to authorize a national memorial to commemorate the passengers and crew of Flight 93 who, on September 11, 2001, courageously gave their lives thereby thwarting a planned attack on our Nation's Capital; and H.R. 4874, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to disclaim any Federal interest in lands adjacent to Spirit Lake and Twin Lakes in the State of Idaho resulting from possible omission of land from an 1880 survey. Testimony was heard from Representatives Baird and Otter; the following officials of the Department of the Interior: P. Daniel Smith, Special Assistant to the Director, National Park Service; and Robert Anderson, Deputy Assistant, Minerals, Realty, and Resource Protection, Bureau of Land Management; Royce Pollard, Mayor, Vancouver, Washington; and public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on Water and Power held a hearing on the following bills: H.R. 4708, Fremont-Madison Conveyance Act; H.R. 4739, to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the design, planning and construction of a project to reclaim and reuse wastewater within and outside of the service area of the City of Austin Water and Wastewater Utility, Texas; and H.R. 5039, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey title to certain irrigation project property in the Humboldt Project, Nevada, to the Pershing County Water Conservation District, Pershing County, Lander County and the State of Nevada. Testimony was heard from John W. Keys, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior; Gustavo Garcia, Mayor, Austin, Texas; and public witnesses.

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ARMING PILOTS AGAINST TERRORISM ACT

Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a modified open rule providing 1 hour of debate on H.R. 4635, Arming Pilots Against Terrorism Act, The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure now printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment. The rule waives all points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. The rule makes in order only those amendments to the committee amendment that are printed in the Congressional Record or are pro forma amendments for the purpose of debate. The rule provides that each amendment printed in the Congressional Record may be offered only by the Member who caused it to be printed or his designee, and that each amendment shall be considered as read. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was heard from Representatives Mica and Oberstar.

NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION SAFETY TEAM ACT

Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, an open rule providing 1 hour of debate on H.R. 4687, National Construction Safety Team Act. The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Science now printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment. The rule waives all points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. The rule provides that the bill shall be considered for amendment by section. The rule authorizes the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole to accord priority in recognition to Members who have pre-printed their amendments in the Congressional Record. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was heard from Chairman Boehlert and Representative Hall of Texas.

TROPICAL CYCLONE INLAND IMPROVEMENT AND WARNING SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT ACT

Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, an open rule providing 1 hour of debate on H.R. 2486, Tropical Cyclone Inland Forecasting Improvement and Warning System Development Act of 2002. The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Science now printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment. The rule provides that the bill shall be considered for amendment by section. The rule authorizes the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole to accord priority in recognition to Members who have pre-printed their amendments in the Congressional Record. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was heard from Chairman Boehlert and Representative Hall of Texas and Etheridge.

ENTERPRISE INTEGRATION ACT

Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, an open rule providing 1 hour of debate on H.R. 2733, Enterprise Integration Act of 2002. The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Science now printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment. The rule provides that the bill shall be considered for amendment by section. The rule authorizes the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole to accord priority in recognition to Members who have pre-printed their amendments in the Congressional Record. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was heard from Chairman Boehlert and Representative Hall of Texas.

TRUCKING SAFETY

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Highways and Transit held a hearing on Trucking Safety. Testimony was heard from Representative McGovern; Joseph M. Clapp, Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation; and public witnesses.

VETERANS LEGISLATION

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Benefits approved for full Committee action the following bills: H.R. 4940, the Arlington National Cemetery Burial Eligibility Act; and H.R. 5055, to authorize the placement in Arlington National Cemetery of a memorial honoring the World War II veterans who fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

JULY 10, 2002

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: to hold hearings to examine the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), 9:30 a.m., SD–106.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine, to hold hearings to examine railway safety, 9:30 a.m., SR–253.

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Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Water and Power, to hold oversight hearings to examine water resource management issues on the Missouri River, 9:30 a.m., SD–366.

Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the present and future roles of the Department of Energy/National Security Administration national laboratories in protecting our homeland security, 2:30 p.m., SD–366.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: to hold hearings to examine the President's proposal to establish the Department of Homeland Security, 2 p.m., SD–406.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: business meeting to consider S. 710, to require coverage for colorectal cancer screenings; S. 2328, to amend the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ensure a safe pregnancy for all women in the United States, to reduce the rate of maternal morbidity and mortality, to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in maternal health outcomes, to reduce pre-term, labor, to examine the impact of pregnancy on the short and long term health of women, to expand knowledge about the safety and dosing of drugs to treat pregnant women with chronic conditions and women who become sick during pregnancy, to expand public health prevention, education and outreach, and to develop improved and more accurate data collection related to maternal morbidity and mortality; S. 812, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide greater access to affordable pharmaceuticals; S. 2489, to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a program to assist family caregivers in accessing affordable and high-quality respite care; and the nominations of Richard H. Carmona, of Arizona, to be Medical Director in the Regular Corps of the Public Health Service, and to be Surgeon General of the Public Health Service; Naomi Shihab Nye, of Texas, and Michael Pack, of Maryland, each to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities; Earl A. Powell III, of Virginia, to be a Member of the National Council on the Arts; Robert Davila, of New York, to be a Member of the National Council On Disability; and Peter J. Hurtgen, of Maryland, to be Federal Mediation and Conciliation Director, 10 a.m., SD–430.

Committee on Indian Affairs: to hold hearings to examine Elder health issues, 10 a.m., SR–485.

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs, to hold hearings to examine issues concerning white collar crime, 2:30 p.m., SD–226.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: to hold hearings to examine the continuing challenges of care and compensation due to military exposures, 9:30 a.m., SR–418.

House

Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, to mark up appropriations for fiscal year 2003, 4 p.m., 2362 Rayburn.

Committee on Armed Services, to mark up H.R. 5005, Homeland Security Act of 2002, 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Committee on Education and the Workforce, hearing on Reforming the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: Recommendations from the Administration's Commission on Excellence in Special Education, 10:30 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection, to mark up H.R. 5058, Financial Accounting Standards Board Act, 3 p.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, hearing on Corporation for Public Broadcasting Oversight and a Look Into Public Broadcasting in the Digital Era, 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, to continue consideration of H.R. 3995, Housing Affordability of America Act of 2002, 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on International Relations, to mark up H.R. 5005, Homeland Security Act of 2002, 9:30 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on the Judiciary, to mark up the following: H.R. 3838, to amend the charter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States organization to make members of the armed forces who receive special pay for duty subject to hostile fire or imminent danger eligible for membership in the organization; H.R. 3214, to amend the charter of the AMVETS organization; H.R. 3988, to amend title 36, United States Code, to clarify the requirements for eligibility in the American Legion; H.R. 5005, Homeland Security Act of 2002; and private relief measures, 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Resources, to continue markup of H.R. 4749, Magnuson-Stevens Act Amendments of 2002; and to mark up the following measures: H. Con. Res. 419, requesting the President to issue a proclamation in observance of the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies; H.R. 3148, to amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to provide equitable treatment of Alaska Native Vietnam Veterans; H.R. 3476, to protect certain lands held in fee by the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians from condemnation until a final decision is made by the Secretary of the Interior regarding a pending fee to trust application for that land; H.R. 3917, Flight 93 National Memorial Act; H.R. 4141, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Protection and Enhancement Act of 2002; H.R. 4620, America's Wilderness Protection Act; H.R. 4739, to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the design, planning, and construction of a project to reclaim and reuse wastewater within and outside of the service area of the City of Austin Water and Wastewater Utility, Texas; H.R. 4822, Upper Missouri River Breaks Boundary Clarification Act; H.R. 4840, Sound Science for Endangered Species Act Planning Act of 2002; S. 238, Burnt, Malheur, Owyhee, and Powder River Basin Water Optimization Feasibility Study Act of 2001; S. 356, Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial Commission Act; and S. 1057, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park Addition Act of 2001, 2 p.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Science, to mark up H.R. 5005, Homeland Security Act of 2002, 10 a.m., and to hold a hearing on the Administration's Climate Change Initiative, 1 p.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Ways and Means, to mark up H.R. 5005, Homeland Security Act of 2002, 10:30 a.m., 1100 Longworth.

Joint Meetings

Joint Committee on Printing: to hold hearings to examine federal government printing and public access to government documents, 11 a.m., SR–301.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

9:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 10

Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday: After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond 10:30 a.m.), Senate will continue consideration of S. 2673, to improve quality and transparency in financial reporting and independent audits and accounting services for public companies, to create a Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, to enhance the standard setting process for accounting practices, to strengthen the independence of firms that audit public companies, to increase corporate responsibility and the usefulness of corporate financial disclosure, to protect the objectivity and independence of securities analysts, to improve Securities and Exchange Commission resources and oversight.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Wednesday, July 10

House Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Consideration of H.R. 4635, Arming Pilots Against Terrorism Act (modified open rule, one hour of general debate)

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Baldwin, Tammy, Wisc., E1216

Barcia, James A., Mich., E1222

Becerra, Xavier, Calif., E1214

Capuano, Michael E., Mass., E1215

Clement, Bob, Tenn., E1216

Costello, Jerry F., Ill., E1212

DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E1213

Etheridge, Bob, N.C., E1217, E1220

Hilliard, Earl F., Ala., E1213

Hoeffel, Joseph M., Pa., E1215

Holt, Rush D., N.J., E1214

Kingston, Jack, Ga., E1217

Kleczka, Gerald D., Wisc., E1215

Lantos, Tom, Calif., E1219

McInnis, Scott, Colo., E1219, E1221, E1222

Moore, Dennis, Kansas, E1215

Owens, Major R., N.Y., E1212

Rogers, Mike, Mich., E1216

Rothman, Steven R., N.J., E1217

Schiff, Adam B., Calif., E1211

Shimkus, John, Ill., E1211, E1213, E1214, E1215, E1216, E1217

Sununu, John E., N.H., E1221

Thompson, Mike, Calif., E1222

Towns, Edolphus, N.Y., E1219

Udall, Mark, Colo., E1214, E1223

Watts, J.C., Jr., Okla., E1222 

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