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                                       Wednesday, September 8, 2004

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S8925-S8975
Measures Introduced: Three bills were introduced, as follows: S. 2778-
2780.
  Page S8963
Measures Reported:
  Special Report entitled ``Allocation to Subcommittees of Budget 
Totals from the Concurrent Resolution for Fiscal Year 2005''. (S. Rept. 
No. 108-336)
  Special Report entitled ``Revised Allocation to Subcommittees of 
Budget Totals for Fiscal Year 2005''. (S. Rept. No. 108-337) 
                                                             Page S8963
Homeland Security Appropriations: Pursuant to the order of Tuesday, 
September 7, 2004, Senate began consideration of H.R. 4567, making 
appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2005, striking all after the enacting clause 
and inserting in lieu thereof, the text of S. 2537, Senate companion 
measure, for the purpose of further amendment, and taking action on the 
following amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S8933-34, S8934-55
Adopted:
  By 49 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 167), Thomas Amendment No. 3582 (to 
Amendment No. 3581), to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to 
submit to Congress, at least 60 days prior to award, a report on the 
results of an Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76 
competition, to include estimated savings, performance improvements, 
and the impact on jobs and Federal Government employees. 
                                                         Pages S8947-50
  By 49 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 168) Leahy Amendment No. 3584 (to 
Amendment No. 3581), to prohibit funds from being used to process or 
approve a competition under Office of Management and Budget Circular A-
76 for services provided as of June 1, 2004, by certain employees of 
the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services of the Department of 
Homeland Security.
Pages S8950-51
  Leahy Amendment No. 3581, to prohibit funds from being used to 
process or approve a competition under Office of Management and Budget 
Circular A-76 for services provided as of June 1, 2004, by certain 
employees of the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services of the 
Department of Homeland Security.
Pages S8945-51
  Cochran/Byrd Amendment No. 3586, to make technical corrections to 
provisions of the bill related to verification of air carrier calendar 
year 2000 security costs.
Pages S8951-52
  Cochran Amendment No. 3587, to make a technical correction. 
                                                         Pages S8951-52
  Cochran (for Byrd/Stevens) Amendment No. 3588, to make modifications 
to the Government Accountability Office study of the Transportation 
Security Administration's Computer Assisted Passenger Pre-screening 
System/Secure Flight program.
Pages S8951-52
  During consideration of this measure today, the Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 50 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. 166), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive section 302(f) of the Congressional Budget 
Act of 1974, with respect to Schumer Modified Amendment No. 3580, to 
appropriate an additional $150,000,000 for port security research and 
development grants. Subsequently, the point of order that the amendment 
would provide spending in excess of the subcommittee's 302(b) 
allocation was sustained, and the amendment thus fell.
Pages S8941-45
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for certain 
first-degree amendments, subject to relevant second-degree amendments, 
and that all other provisions of the order governing this bill remain 
in effect.
Pages S8954-55
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for the 
consideration of the bill at approximately 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, 
September 9, 2004.
Page S8972
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Raymond F. DuBois, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Under 
Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness.
  Thomas V. Skinner, of Illinois, to be an Assistant Administrator of 
the Environmental Protection Agency.

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  Howard J. Krongard, of New Jersey, to be Inspector General, 
Department of State.
  Douglas Menarchik, of Texas, to be an Assistant Administrator of the 
United States Agency for International Development.
  Catherine Todd Bailey, of Kentucky, to be Ambassador to the Republic 
of Latvia.
  Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy. 
                                                         Pages S8972-75
Messages From the House:
  Page S8960
Measures Referred:
  Pages S8960-61
Measures Placed on Calendar:
  Page S8961
Executive Communications:
  Pages S8961-63
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S8963-64
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S8964-67
Additional Statements:
  Pages S8958-60
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S8967-71
Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
  Page S8971
Authority for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S8971-72
Record Votes: Three record votes were taken today. (Total--168) 
                                              Pages S8945, S8950, S8951
Adjournment: Senate convened at 10:30 a.m., and adjourned at 7:47 p.m., 
until 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, September 9, 2004. (For Senate's program, 
see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
APPROPRIATIONS: 302(b) ALLOCATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Committee approved the fiscal year 2005 
302(b) subcommittee allocations of budget outlays and new budget 
authority allocated to the committee.
APPROPRIATIONS: AGRICULTURE
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural 
Development, and Related Agencies approved for full Committee 
consideration an original bill making appropriations for Agriculture, 
Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies 
programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005.
NASA'S SPACE SHUTTLE PROGRAM
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded 
a hearing to examine the status of NASA's space shuttle program and the 
safe return of the Space Shuttle to flight, focusing on completion of 
the International Space Station, focus Station research on supporting 
exploration goals, and fulfill the commitment to international 
partners, after receiving testimony from Sean O'Keefe, Administrator, 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Lieutenant General 
Thomas P. Stafford, USAF (Ret.), Return to Flight Task Group, Houston, 
Texas; and Joe Cuzzupoli, Kistler Aerospace Corporation, Kirkland, 
Washington.
9/11 COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee held a 
hearing to examine the implementation of the 9/11 Commission 
recommendations to provide spectrum for public safety users, focusing 
on private sector readiness, public safety communications, and 
completing the transition to digital television, receiving testimony 
from Representative Curt Weldon; Michael K. Powell, Chairman, Federal 
Communications Commission; Robert LeGrande, Deputy Chief Technology 
Officer, Government of the District of Columbia; Stephen T. Devine, 
Missouri State Highway Patrol, Jefferson City; Gary Grube, Motorola, 
Schaumburg, Illinois; David L. Donovan, Association for Maximum Service 
Television, Washington, D.C.; and Lowell W. Paxson, Paxson 
Communications Corporation, West Palm Beach, Florida.
INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY REFORMS
Committee on Governmental Affairs: Committee held a hearing to examine 
proposals to build an agile intelligence community to fight terrorism 
and emerging threats, focusing on reforms recommended by the 
9/11 Commission, providing Federal Bureau of Investigation and Central 
Intelligence Agency analysts with transparency into intelligence 
sources, the operational chain of command, protecting civil liberties, 
and the USA Patriot Act, receiving testimony from Robert S. Mueller 
III, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice; 
and John E. McLaughlin, Acting Director, Central Intelligence Agency.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
the nominations of Susan Bieke Neilson, of Michigan, to be United 
States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit, who was introduced by 
Representative McCotter, Micaela Alvarez, to be United States District 
Judge for the Southern District of Texas, who was introduced by 
Senators Hutchison and Cornyn, Keith Starrett, to be United States 
District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi, who was 
introduced by Senators Cochran and Lott, and Raymond L. Finch, to be 
Judge for the District Court of the Virgin Islands, who was introduced 
by Virgin Islands Delegate Christensen,

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after each nominee testified and answered questions in their own 
behalf.


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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Measures Introduced: 12 public bills, H.R. 5024-5035; 2 private bills, 
H.R. 5036-5037; and 5 resolutions, H. Res. 756-760, were introduced. 
                                                             Page H6898
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H6899-H6900
Reports Filed: Reports were filed as follows:
  H.R. 4768, to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into certain major medical 
facility leases, to authorize that Secretary to transfer real property 
subject to certain limitations, amended (H. Rept. 108-663);
  H.R. 2960, to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study 
and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to 
participate in the Brownsville Public Utility Board water recycling and 
desalinization project (H. Rept. 108-664);
  H.R. 4027, to authorize the Secretary of Commerce to make available 
to the University of Miami property under the administrative 
jurisdiction of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 
Virginia Key, Florida, for use by the University for a Marine Life 
Science Center, amended (H. Rept. 108-665);
  H.R. 4617, to amend the Small Tracts Act to facilitate the exchange 
of small tracts of land, amended (H. Rept. 108-666, Pt. 1);
  S. 1003, to clarify the intent of Congress with respect to the 
continued use of established commercial outfitter hunting camps on the 
Salmon River (H. Rept. 108-667);
  H.R. 4606, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior, acting through 
the Bureau of Reclamation and in coordination with other Federal, 
State, and local government agencies, to participate in the funding and 
implementation of a balanced, long-term groundwater remediation program 
in California, amended (H. Rept. 108-668);
  H.R. 4508, to amend the National Parks and Recreation Act of 1978 to 
require the Secretary to permit continued use and occupancy of certain 
privately owned cabins in the Mineral King Valley in the Sequoia 
National Park (H. Rept. 108-669);
  H.R. 4586, to provide that making limited portions of audio or video 
content of motion pictures imperceptible by or for the owner or other 
lawful possessor of an authorized copy of that motion picture for 
private home viewing, and the use of technology therefor, is not an 
infringement of copyright or of any right under the Trademark Act of 
1946, amended (H. Rept. 108-670);
  H.R. 5025, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Transportation and Treasury, and independent agencies for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2005 (H. Rept. 108-671); and
  H.R. 4341, to reform the postal laws of the United States referred 
sequentially to the House Committee on the Judiciary for a period 
ending not later than Sept. 28, 2004 for consideration of such 
provisions of the bill as fall within the jurisdiction of that 
committee pursuant to clause 1(k), rule X. (H. Rept. 108-672, Pt. 1). 
                                                         Pages H6897-98
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Terry to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H6759
Committee Election: The House agreed to H. Res. 756, electing 
Representative Stenholm to the Committee on Armed Services. 
                                                             Page H6761
Department of Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations Act for FY 2005: 
The House began consideration of H.R. 5006, making appropriations for 
the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and 
related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005. Further 
consideration will resume tomorrow, September 9.
  Pages H6772-H6859
Agreed to:
  Hooley amendment that increases funding for the Veterans Employment 
and Training Program;
Page H6821
  LoBiondo amendment that amends section 221 of Title II regarding 
hospital inpatient rehabilitation;
Pages H6836-38
  Maloney amendment that provides funding for the Women's Educational 
Equity Act of 2001;
Pages H6841-43
  Sanders amendment that increases funding for the Low-Income Home 
Energy Assistance program (by a recorded vote of 305 ayes to 114 noes, 
Roll No. 427);
Pages H6829-32, H6845-46

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  Shadegg amendment that increases funding for School Improvement 
Programs (an amendment offered by Representative Obey to the original 
amendment that would have removed the provision reducing funding for 
Education for the Disadvantaged and made changes to existing tax laws 
was stricken by a point of order); and
Pages H6849-50
  George Miller of California amendment that prohibits the use of funds 
from being used by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation to enforce 
the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (by a recorded vote 
of 268 ayes to 148 noes, Roll No. 429).
Pages H6852-55, H6857-58
Rejected:
  Jackson-Lee of Texas amendment (no. 4 printed in the Congressional 
Record of September 8) that sought to increase funding for the National 
Center for Health Statistics surveys and the National Center on 
Minority Health and Health Disparities (by a recorded vote of 112 ayes 
to 305 noes, Roll No. 425);
Pages H6823-25, H6845
  Jackson-Lee amendment that sought to increase funding for Disease 
Control, Research and Training (by a recorded vote of 156 ayes to 261 
noes with one voting ``present'', Roll No. 426); and 
                                                  Pages H6826-28, H6845
  Hefley amendment that sought to reduce overall funding in the bill by 
one percent (by a recorded vote of 79 ayes to 333 noes, Roll No. 428). 
                                                         Pages H6856-57
Withdrawn:
  Johnson of Connecticut amendment that was offered and subsequently 
withdrawn that sought to increase funding to advance health information 
technology;
Page H6820
  Green of Texas amendment that was offered and subsequently withdrawn 
that sought to appropriate funds to carry out provisions of the Public 
Health Service Act relating to healthy communities access program; 
                                                         Pages H6822-23
  Stupak amendment that was offered and subsequently withdrawn that 
sought to increase funding for Aging Services Programs and to carry out 
the Nutrition Services Incentive Program;
Pages H6833-34
  Allen amendment that was offered and subsequently withdrawn that 
sought to appropriate funding for research on outcomes of health care 
items and services authorized under the Medicare Prescription Drug, 
Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003;
Pages H6838-39
  Udall of New Mexico amendment that was offered and subsequently 
withdrawn that sought to increase funding for Disease Control, 
Research, and Training;
Page H6839
  Tom Davis of Virginia amendment that was offered and subsequently 
withdrawn that sought to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education 
Act of 1965; and
Pages H6851-52
  Stearns amendment that was offered and subsequently withdrawn that 
sought to prohibit the use of funds to carry out modifications of 
coverage announced by the Secretary until the Secretary submits a 
report to Congress containing the estimate of the increased costs of 
such modifications to the Medicare program.
Pages H6855-56
Point of Order sustained against:
  Section 219(b) pertaining to Medicare Claims Processing Fee; 
                                                             Page H6836
  Bordallo amendment that sought to increase funding for Grants to 
States for Medicaid to be used for Guam, the Virgin Islands, American 
Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands; and
Page H6840
  Section 506 concerning the purchase of American made products. 
                                                             Page H6850
  Agreed to the Regula motion that the Committee rise by a recorded 
vote of 216 ayes to 195 noes, Roll No. 430.
Pages H6858-59
  H. Res. 754, the rule providing for consideration of the bill was 
agreed to by a voice vote, after agreeing to order the previous 
question by a yea-and-nay vote of 209 yeas to 190 nays, Roll No. 424. 
                                                         Pages H6763-72
Anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001: Agreed that 
it be in order at any time to consider H. Res. 757, expressing the 
sense of the House of Representatives on the anniversary of the 
terrorist attacks launched against the United States on September 11, 
2001; that the resolution shall be considered as read for amendment; 
and that the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the 
resolution and preamble to final adoption without intervening motion or 
demand for division of the question except: one hour of general debate 
on the resolution equally divided and controlled by the chairman and 
ranking minority member of the Committee on International Relations, 
and one motion to recommit which may not contain instructions. 
                                                            Pages H6859
Tax Relief, Simplification, and Equity Act of 2003--Motion To Instruct 
Conferees: The House began consideration of the Hill motion to instruct 
conferees on H.R. 1308, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to 
accelerate the increase in the refundability of the child tax credit. 
Further consideration will resume tomorrow, September 9. 
                                                         Pages H6859-65
Suspension--Proceedings Postponed: The House completed debate on the 
following measure under suspension of the rules. Further consideration 
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  Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act: S. 2634, to amend the Public Health 
Service Act to support the planning, implementation, and evaluation of 
organized activities involving statewide youth suicide early 
intervention and prevention strategies, to provide funds for campus 
mental and behavioral health service centers.
  Pages H6865-74
Committee Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Jo Ann Davis 
of Virginia wherein she resigned from the Committee on Government 
Reform, effective August 10, 2004 to accept a seat on the Permanent 
Select Committee on Intelligence.
  Page H6874
Committee Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Bereuter 
wherein he announced his resignation from the Permanent Select 
Committee on Intelligence, effective immediately.
  Page H6874
Committee Appointment: The Chair announced that on August 10, 2004 in 
consonance with the letter of resignation from Representative Bereuter, 
the Speaker appointed Representative Jo Ann Davis of Virginia to the 
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
  Page H6874
Committee Chairman Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Goss 
wherein he resigned from the Chairmanship of the Permanent Select 
Committee on Intelligence on a temporary basis, effective immediately, 
until the Senate makes a final determination on the President's 
nomination of Representative Goss for the position of Director of 
Central Intelligence.
  Page H6874
Committee Chairman Appointment: The Chair announced that in consonance 
with the letter of resignation of Representative Goss, the Speaker 
designated Representative Hoekstra as Chairman of the Permanent Select 
Committee on Intelligence.
  Pages H6900-01
Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on 
pages H6900-01.
Quorum Calls Votes: One yea-and-nay vote and six recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H6771-72, 
H6844-45, H6845, H6845-46, H6857, H6857-58, and H6858-59. There were no 
quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 11:47 p.m.


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Committee Meetings
PERFORMANCE OF U.S. MILITARY SERVICEMEMBERS IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN
Committee on Armed Services: Held a hearing on the performance of U.S. 
military servicemembers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Testimony was heard 
from the following officials of the Department of Defense: COL Michael 
Linnington, USA, Former Brigade Commander, and CPT Patrick Costello, 
USA, Former ADA, both with the 101st Airborne Division; LTC Bryan P. 
McCoy, USMC, Former Commander, and CPT Morgan Savage, USMC, Former 
Company Commander, both with the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment; 
and LTC Jeffrey A. Springman, USA, Former Commander, 3-29 Field 
Artillery Battalion, 4th Infantry Division.
ECONOMIC OUTLOOK AND CURRENT FISCAL ISSUES
Committee on the Budget: Held a hearing on The Economic Outlook and 
Current Fiscal Issues. Testimony was heard from Alan Greenspan, 
Chairman, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System.
UPDATE OF THE BUDGET AND ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Committee on the Budget: Held a hearing on Update of the Budget and 
Economic Outlook. Testimony was heard from Douglas J. Holtz-Eakin, 
Director, CBO.
``LAW ENFORCEMENT ACCESS TO COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS IN A DIGITAL AGE''
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Telecommunications 
and the Internet held a hearing entitled ``Law Enforcement Access to 
Communications Systems in a Digital Age.'' Testimony was heard from the 
following officials of the Department of Justice: Laura Parsky, Deputy 
Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division; and Marcus Thomas, 
Deputy Assistant Director, Investigative Technologies Division, FBI; 
Julius P. Knapp, Deputy Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology, 
FCC; and public witnesses.
``PROTECTING OUR FINANCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE: PREPARATION AND VIGILANCE''
Committee on Financial Services: Held a hearing entitled ``Protecting 
our Financial Infrastructure: Preparation and Vigilance.'' Testimony 
was heard from Mark W. Olson, member, Board of Governors, Federal 
Reserve System; Wayne Abernathy, Assistant Secretary, Financial 
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Treasury; Robert Liscouski, Assistant Secretary, Infrastructure 
Protection, Department of Homeland Security; and public witnesses.
``TRUTH REVEALED: NEW SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES REGARDING MERCURY IN 
MEDICINE AND AUTISM''
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Human Rights and 
Wellness held a hearing entitled ``Truth Revealed: New Scientific 
Discoveries Regarding Mercury in Medicine and Autism.'' Testimony was 
heard from the following officials of the Department of Health and 
Human Services: William Egan, Acting Director, Office of Vaccines 
Research and Review, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, FDA; 
and Melinda Wharton, M.D., Acting Deputy Director, National 
Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and 
public witnesses.
``ASSESSING SEPTEMBER 11TH HEALTH CARE EFFECTS''
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on National Security, 
Emerging Threats and International Relations held a hearing entitled 
``Assessing September 11th Health Care Effects.'' Testimony was heard 
from John Howard, M.D., Director, National Institute for Occupational 
Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 
Department of Health and Human Services; the following officials of the 
GAO: Janet Heinrich, Director, Health Care-Public Health Issues; and 
Robert Robertson, Director, Education, Workforce and Income Security; 
and public witnesses.
PROJECT SAFECOM
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Technology, Information 
Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and the Census held a hearing 
entitled ``Project SAFECOM: More Time. More Money. More Communication? 
What Progress Have We Made in Achieving Interoperable Communication 
Between Local, State, and Federal First Responders?'' Testimony was 
heard from William O. Jenkins, Jr., Director, Homeland Security and 
Justice Issues, GAO; the following officials of the Department of 
Homeland Security: David Boyd, SAFECOM Program Manager, Wireless Public 
Safety Interoperable Communications Program, Science and Technology 
Directorate; and Timothy L. Beres, Associate Director, State and Local 
Program Management Division, Office of State and Local Government 
Coordination and Preparedness; John Muleta, Chief, Wireless Bureau, 
FCC; Tom Worden, Chief, Telecommunications Branch, Office of Emergency 
Services, State of California; and public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on the Judiciary: Ordered reported the following bills: H.R. 
4571, amended, Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2004; H.R. 1787, amended, 
Good Samaritan Volunteer Firefighter Assistance Act of 2003; H.R. 1084, 
amended, Volunteer Pilot Organization Protection Act; H.R. 3369, 
Nonprofit Athletic Organization Protection Act of 2003; H.R. 3369, 
Nonprofit Athletic Organization Protection Act of 2003; H.R. 4661, 
amended, Internet Spyware (I-SPY) Prevention Act of 2004; H.R. 4077, 
amended, Piracy Deterrence and Education Act of 2004; H.R. 1775, To 
amend title 36, United States Code, to designate the oak tree as the 
national tree of the United States; and H.R. 4319, amended, Title 46 
Codification Act of 2004.
BRIEFING--FAY REPORT
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Met in executive session to 
receive a briefing on the Fay Report. The Committee was briefed by 
departmental witnesses.


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                             NEW PUBLIC LAWS

      (For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D849)
  H.R. 5005, making emergency supplemental appropriations for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2004. Signed on September 8, 2004. 
(Public Law 108-303)


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2004-09-09

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                    COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

                           SEPTEMBER 9, 2004

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Transportation, 
Treasury and General Government, business meeting to mark up 
proposed legislation, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Transportation and Treasury, the Executive Office of the President, 
and certain independent agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2005, 10 a.m., SD-116.
  Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine the 
investigation of the 205th Military Intelligence Brigade at Abu 
Ghraib Prison, Iraq, 9:30 a.m., SH-216.
  Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the report of the 
Independent Panel to Review Department of Defense Detention 
Operations, 2:30 p.m., SH-216.
  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: business meeting 
to consider S. 1368, to authorize the President to award a gold 
medal on behalf of the Congress to Reverend Doctor Martin Luther 
King, Jr. (posthumously) and his widow Coretta Scott King in 
recognition of their contributions to the Nation on behalf of the 
civil rights movement; to be followed by a hearing to examine the

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impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and developments concerning 
international convergence, 2 p.m., SD-538.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine the 
current situation in Sudan and prospects for peace, 9:30 a.m., SD-
G50.
  Committee on the Judiciary: business meeting to consider S. 1635, 
to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to ensure the integrity 
of the L-1 visa for intracompany transferees, S. 1700, to eliminate 
the substantial backlog of DNA samples collected from crime scenes 
and convicted offenders, to improve and expand the DNA testing 
capacity of Federal, State, and local crime laboratories, to 
increase research and development of new DNA testing technologies, 
to develop new training programs regarding the collection and use of 
DNA evidence, to provide post-conviction testing of DNA evidence to 
exonerate the innocent, to improve the performance of counsel in 
State capital cases, S. 2396, to make improvements in the operations 
and administration of the Federal courts, H.R. 1417, to amend title 
17, United States Code, to replace copyright arbitration royalty 
panels with Copyright Royalty Judges, S. 2204, to provide criminal 
penalties for false information and hoaxes relating to terrorism, S. 
1860, to reauthorize the Office of National Drug Control Policy, S. 
2195, to amend the Controlled Substances Act to clarify the 
definition of anabolic steroids and to provide for research and 
education activities relating to steroids and steroid precursors, 
S.J. Res. 23, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the 
United States providing for the event that one-fourth of the members 
of either the House of Representatives or the Senate are killed or 
incapacitated, proposed legislation authorizing funds for the 
Department of Justice, and the nominations of Claude A. Allen, of 
Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit, 
David E. Nahmias, to be United States Attorney for the Northern 
District of Georgia, and William Sanchez, of Florida, to be Special 
Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices, both of 
the Department of Justice, Ricardo H. Hinojosa, of Texas, to be 
Chair of the United States Sentencing Commission, and Michael 
O'Neill, of Maryland, and Ruben Castillo, of Illinois, each to be a 
Member of the United States Sentencing Commission, 10 a.m., SD-226.


                                 House

  Committee on Armed Services, hearing on the Final Report of the 
Independent Panel to Review Department of Defense Detention 
Operations, 9:30 a.m., and a hearing on the investigation of 
military intelligence activities at Abu Ghraib prison facility, 2 
p.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade 
and Consumer Protection, hearing entitled ``Examining Professional 
Boxing: Are Further Reforms Needed?'' 9:30 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled 
``Publication and Disclosure Issues in Anti-Depressant Pediatric 
Clinical Trials,'' 11 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Capital Markets, 
Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises, hearing entitled 
``G.I. Finances: Protecting Those Who Protect Us,'' 10 a.m., 2128 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Government Reform, hearing entitled ``Creating Secure 
Borders and Open Doors: A Review of DHS-State Collaboration on U.S. 
Visa Policy,'' 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Judiciary, to mark up S. 878, Bankruptcy 
Judgeship Act of 2003, 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Committee on Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral 
Resources, hearing on H.R. 4984, Potash Royalty Reduction Act of 
2004, 2 p.m., 1324 Longworth.
  Subcommittee on Water and Power, hearing on the following 
measures: H.R. 3834, Desalination Energy Assistance Act of 2004; 
H.R. 4775, To amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study 
and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to 
participate in the El Paso, Texas, water reclamation, reuse, and 
desalinization project; H.R. 4893, To authorize additional 
appropriations for the Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978; and 
the Bureau of Reclamation Contract Renewal, 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on 
Aviation, oversight hearing on Delay Reduction Efforts at Chicago's 
O'Hare Airport, 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, executive, Briefing on 
Terrorism Update, 10:30 a.m., H-405 Capitol.


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

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Thursday: After the transaction of any morning business 
(not to extend beyond 60 minutes), Senate will continue consideration 
of H.R. 4567, Homeland Security Appropriations.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                     10 a.m., Thursday, September 9

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Thursday: Consideration of H. Res. 757, Expressing the 
sense of the House of Representatives on the anniversary of the 
terrorist attacks launched against the United States on September 11, 
2001.
  Rolled vote on Suspension:
  S. 2634, Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act.
  Rolled vote on Hill motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 1308, All-
American Tax Relief Act of 2003.
  Complete consideration of H.R. 5006, Department of Labor, HHS, and 
Education Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2005 (open rule).
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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue

                   HOUSE
       
     Berman, Howard L., Calif., E1531, E1533, E1536
     Blunt, Roy, Mo., E1544
     Bonner, Jo, Ala., E1562
     Brady, Kevin, Tex., E1559
     Brown-Waite, Ginny, Fla., E1563, E1564
     Burgess, Michael C., Tex., E1521, E1522, E1524, E1526, E1526, 
     E1531, E1534, E1561
     Cardin, Benjamin L., Md., E1530, E1533, E1536, E1536
     Cardoza, Dennis A., Calif., E1542
     Collins, Mac, Ga., E1555
     Conyers, John, Jr., Mich., E1556
     Cramer, Robert E. (Bud), Jr., Ala., E1531, E1534
     Davis, Artur, Ala., E1558
     Davis, Danny K., Ill., E1538
     Davis, Jim, Fla., E1547, E1550, E1553
     Davis, Lincoln, Tenn., E1566
     Davis, Susan A., Calif., E1538
     Davis, Tom, Va., E1529, E1529
     DeGette, Diana, Colo., E1542
     DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E1545, E1549, E1552, E1554
     DeLay, Tom, Tex., E1544
     Ehlers, Vernon J., Mich., E1560
     Etheridge, Bob, N.C., E1541
     Evans, Lane, Ill., E1532, E1534, E1561
     Farr, Sam, Calif., E1563, E1564, E1564, E1565, E1566
     Filner, Bob, Calif., E1545, E1548, E1551
     Forbes, J. Randy, Va., E1527, E1557
     Frank, Barney, Mass., E1555
     Gallegly, Elton, Calif., E1547, E1550
     Gutierrez, Luis V., Ill., E1561
     Herseth, Stephanie, S.D., E1561
     Hinchey, Maurice D., N.Y., E1548, E1552
     Hoeffel, Joseph M., Pa., E1557
     Holt, Rush D., N.J., E1560
     Hunter, Duncan, Calif., E1531, E1533
     Issa, Darrell E., Calif., E1557
     John, Christopher, La., E1522, E1523, E1525
     Johnson, Timothy V., Ill., E1562
     Jones, Stephanie Tubbs, Ohio, E1566
     Kildee, Dale E., Mich., E1546, E1550, E1553, E1555
     Kilpatrick, Carolyn C., Mich., E1530
     Kingston, Jack, Ga., E1561
     Kirk, Mark Steven, Ill., E1567
     Knollenberg, Joe, Mich., E1536
     Lantos, Tom, Calif., E1558
     Larson, John B., Conn., E1545
     Lee, Barbara, Calif., E1556
     Lewis, John, Ga., E1543
     Lofgren, Zoe, Calif., E1543
     McCarthy, Carolyn, N.Y., E1527
     McCollum, Betty, Minn., E1558, E1564
     McInnis, Scott, Colo., E1563, E1563, E1564, E1565, E1565, 
     E1566, E1567
     Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E1533, E1535
     Matsui, Robert T., Calif., E1546, E1549, E1553, E1554
     Meehan, Martin T., Mass., E1556
     Miller, George, Calif., E1544
     Miller, Jeff, Fla., E1529
     Moore, Dennis, Kansas, E1521, E1523, E1524
     Moran, James P., Va., E1530, E1562
     Musgrave, Marilyn N., Colo., E1557
     Myrick, Sue Wilkins, N.C., E1562
     Oberstar, James L., Minn., E1557
     Pence, Mike, Ind., E1555
     Pombo, Richard W., Calif., E1526
     Porter, Jon C., Nev., E1548, E1552
     Portman, Rob, Ohio, E1542
     Pryce, Deborah, Ohio, E1528, E1548, E1551
     Rogers, Mike, Ala., E1537, E1549, E1552
     Royce, Edward R., Calif., E1559
     Ruppersberger, C.A. Dutch, Md., E1527
     Sanchez, Linda T., Calif., E1566
     Sanders, Bernard, Vt., E1556
     Schiff, Adam B., Calif., E1559
     Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr., Wisc., E1537
     Shays, Christopher, Conn., E1537
     Shimkus, John, Ill., E1559
     Simmons, Rob, Conn., E1560
     Skelton, Ike, Mo., E1542, E1547, E1551
     Solis, Hilda L., Calif., E1565
     Stark, Fortney Pete, Calif., E1546, E1550, E1553
     Stearns, Cliff, Fla., E1537
     Stenholm, Charles W., Tex., E1541
     Tancredo, Thomas G., Colo., E1532, E1535
     Tauscher, Ellen O., Calif., E1522, E1524
     Thornberry, Mac, Tex., E1540
     Tiberi, Patrick J., Ohio, E1558
     Towns, Edolphus, N.Y., E1544
     Udall, Mark, Colo., E1539
     Udall, Tom, N.M., E1532, E1534
     Upton, Fred, Mich., E1543
     Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E1521, E1523, E1524, E1526, E1539
     Waxman, Henry A., Calif., E1528 


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