Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
May 10, 2004
108th Congress, 2nd Session
Issue: Vol. 150, No. 64 — Daily Edition
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[Daily Digest] [Page D474] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Monday, May 10, 2004 [[Page D474]] Daily Digest Senate 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.)
[Daily Digest] [Page D474] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Committee Meetings No committee meetings were held.
[Daily Digest] [Pages D474-D475] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] 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 H2731. [[Page D475]] 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.
[Daily Digest] [Page D475] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Committee Meetings No Committee meetings were held. COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2004 (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated) Senate 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- 628. 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 House 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 Rayburn. 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 Longworth.
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[[Page D476]] _______________________________________________________________________ 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 Act; (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 Act; (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 HOUSE 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