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Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S5051-S5169
Measures Introduced: Five bills and two resolutions were introduced, as 
follows: S. 2395-2399, S. Res. 356, and S. Con. Res. 105.
  Page S5078
Measures Passed:
  Condemning Iraqi Prisoner Abuse: By a unanimous vote of 92 yeas (Vote 
No. 86), Senate agreed to S. Res. 356, condemning the abuse of Iraqi 
prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison, urging a full and complete 
investigation to ensure justice is served, and expressing support for 
all Americans serving nobly in Iraq.
  Pages S5066-72
Jumpstart Our Business Strength (JOBS) Act--Agreement: A unanimous-
consent-time agreement was reached providing for further consideration 
of S. 1637, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to comply with 
the World Trade Organization rulings on the FSC/ETI benefit in a manner 
that preserves jobs and production activities in the United States, to 
reform and simplify the international taxation rules of the United 
States, at approximately 10:45 a.m., on Tuesday, May 11, 2004, with a 
vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the bill to occur at 
approximately 12 noon; if cloture is invoked, Senate will proceed to a 
vote on or in relation to Cantwell Amendment No. 311; further, that if 
a point of order is raised and the motion to waive is subsequently 
agreed to, then the Cantwell Amendment be agreed to.
  Page S5167
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Thomas B. Griffith, of Utah, to be United States Circuit Judge for 
the District of Columbia Circuit.
  Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Navy.
Pages S5168-69
Enrolled Bills Presented:
  Page S5077
Executive Communications:
  Pages S5077-78
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S5078-79
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S5079-95
Additional Statements:
  Pages S5074-76
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S5095-S5167
Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
  Page S5167
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--86)
  Page S5072
Adjournment: Senate convened at 2 p.m., and adjourned at 6:45 p.m., 
until 9:45 a.m., on Tuesday, May 11, 2004. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S5168.)


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Committee Meetings
  No committee meetings were held.


Daily Digest/House of Representatives

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                        House of Representatives

Chamber Action
Measures Introduced: 3 public bills, H.R. 4319-4321; and 2 resolutions, 
H.J. Res. 634-635, were introduced.
  Page H2733
 Additional Cosponsors:
  Page H2733
 Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Pearce to act as Speaker Pro Tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H2731
 Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page 

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 Senate Referral: S. 622 was referred to Energy and Commerce; S. 2264 
was referred to International Relations; S. 2292 was referred to 
International Relations; S. Con. Res. 100 was referred to International 
Relations; S. Con. Res. 102 was referred to the Judiciary; S. 2092 was 
held at the desk; and S. Con. Res. 99 was held at the desk. 
                                                             Page H2731
Quorum Calls--Votes: There were no votes or quorum calls.
 Adjournment: The House met at 12 noon and adjourned at 12:03 p.m.


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 Committee Meetings
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                              MAY 11, 2004

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


  Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Subcommittee on 
Forestry, Conservation, and Rural Revitalization, to hold hearings 
to examine conservation programs of the 2002 Farm bill, 10 a.m., SD-
  Committee on Armed Services: to continue hearings to examine 
allegations of mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners, 9:30 a.m., SD-106.
  Full Committee, to continue hearings to examine allegations of 
mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners, 2:30 p.m., SD-106.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold 
hearings to examine aviation security, 9:30 a.m., SR-253.
  Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine smoking in the movies, 
2:30 p.m., SR-253.
  Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: to hold hearings to 
examine the impacts and costs of last year's fires, focusing on the 
problems faced last year and what problems agencies and the land 
they oversee may face next season, including aerial fire fighting 
assets and crew, and overhead availability, 10 a.m., SD-366.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine the 
deadly intersection of AIDS and hunger, 10 a.m., SD-419.
  Committee on Governmental Affairs: to hold hearings to examine tax 
payer dollars subsidizing diploma mills, 10:30 a.m., SH-216.
  Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Subcommittee 
on Aging, to hold hearings to examine breakthroughs in Alzheimer's 
research, 10 a.m., SD-430.
  Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology 
and Homeland Security, to hold hearings to examine rapid bio-
terrorism detection and response, 9:30 a.m., SD-226


  Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health, hearing 
on H.R. 3266, Faster and Smarter Funding for First Responders Act of 
2004, 2:30 p.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled 
``DOE Nuclear Security: What are the Challenges, and What's Next?'' 
2 p.m., 2322 Rayburn.
  Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, 
Drug Policy and Human Resources, hearing entitled ``Terrorist 
Financing and Money Laundering Investigations: Who Investigates and 
How Effective Are They?'' 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and 
International Relations hearing entitled ``Combating Terrorism: 
Training and Equipping Reserve Component Forces,'' 1 p.m., 2154 
  Committee on International Relations, hearing on Current Issues in 
World Hunger, 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Africa, hearing on The African Growth and 
Opportunity Act: Building Trade Capacity, 4 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration, Border 
Security, and Claims, to consider private relief measures, 5 p.m., 
2121 Rayburn.
  Committee on Rules, to consider the following: H.R. 4275, To amend 
the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the 10-
percent individual income tax rate bracket; H.R. 4279, To amend the 
Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the disposition of 
unused health benefits in cafeteria plans and flexible spending 
arrangements; H.R. 4280, To improve patient access to health care 
services and provide improved medical care by reducing the excessive 
burden the liability system places on the health care delivery 
system; and H.R. 4281, Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2004, 5 
p.m., 1100 Longworth.
  Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health, hearing on 
the Medicare Chronic Care Improvement Program, 2 p.m., 1100 


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                       9:45 a.m., Tuesday, May 11
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Tuesday: After the transaction of any morning business (for 
a period not to extend beyond 60 minutes), Senate will resume 
consideration of S. 1637, Jumpstart Our Business Strength (JOBS) Act, 
with a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the bill to occur at 
approximately 12 noon. If cloture is invoked, Senate will then proceed 
to vote on or in relation to the pending Cantwell Amendment No. 3114.
  (On Tuesday, Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m., or upon conclusion 
of the vote in relation to the Cantwell amendment, until 2:15 p.m. for 
their respective party conferences.)

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                       12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 11
                             House Chamber
Program for Tuesday: Consideration of Suspensions:
  (1) H. Res. 608, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives 
that the Department of Defense should rectify deficiencies in the 
military postal system to ensure that members of the Armed Forces 
stationed overseas are able to receive and send mail in a timely manner 
as well as receive and send election ballots in time to be counted in 
the 2004 elections;
  (2) H.R. 3939, Mary Ann Collura Post Office Building Redesignation 
  (3) H. Res. 613, recognizing and honoring the tenth anniversary of 
Vietnam Human Rights Day;
  (4) H. Res. 622, supporting the goals and ideals of Peace Officers 
Memorial Day;
  (5) H.R. 4299, Dr. Miguel A. Nevarez Post Office Building Designation 
  (6) H.R. 2523, Tomochichi United States Courthouse Designation Act;
  (7) H. Con. Res. 389, authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for 
the D.C. Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run;
  (8) H. Con. Res. 352, recognizing the contributions of people of 
Indian origin to the United States and the benefits of working together 
with India towards promoting peace, prosperity, and freedom among all 
countries of the world;
  (9) H. Res. 577, recognizing 50 years of relations between the United 
States Government and the European Union;
  (10) H. Con. Res. 378, calling on the Government of the Socialist 
Republic of Vietnam to immediately and unconditionally release Father 
Thaddeus Nguyen Van Ly;
  (11) H. Con. Res. 409, recognizing with humble gratitude the more 
than 16,000,000 veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces 
during World War II and the Americans who supported the war effort on 
the home front and celebrating the completion of the National World War 
II Memorial on the National Mall in the District of Columbia; and
  (12) H.J. Res. 91, recognizing the 60th anniversary of the 
Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944.

            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue

     Baca, Joe, Calif., E797
     Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E798
     Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E797
     Meehan, Martin T., Mass., E798
     Meek, Kendrick B., Fla., E799
     Platts, Todd Russell, Pa., E797
     Rogers, Mike, Ala., E797
     Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr., Wisc., E797
     Tiahrt, Todd, Kans., E797
     Waxman, Henry A., Calif., E799