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Saturday, October 9, 2004

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HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate agreed to S. Res. 445, Intelligence Committee 
      Reorganization Resolution.
      Senate and House agreed to the conference report to accompany 
      H.R. 4200, National Defense Authorization Act.
      The House agreed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 4837, 
      Military Construction Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2005.
      The House agreed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 4567, 
      Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act for Fiscal 
      Year 2005.
      The House agreed to H. Con. Res. 518, providing for conditional 
      adjournment or recess of the House and Senate.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S10899-S11009
Measures Introduced: Five bills and ten resolutions, were introduced as 
follows: S. 2969-2973, and S. Res. 454-463.
  Page S10986
Measures Passed:
  Justice for All Act: Senate passed H.R. 5107, to protect crime 
victims' rights, 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.
  Pages S10910-17
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that when the 
Senate receives from the House a correcting enrollment resolution 
relating to H.R. 5107 (listed above); provided that the Senate proceed 
to its consideration and the resolution be agreed to and the motion to 
reconsider be laid upon the table; provided further, that if the House 
does not adopt the correcting enrollment resolution by the end of this 
Congress then the Senate action on H.R. 5107 be vitiated.
Page S10910
  Taxpayer-Teacher Protection Act: Senate passed H.R. 5186, to reduce 
certain special allowance payments and provide additional teacher loan 
forgiveness on Federal student loans, clearing the measure for the 
President.
  Pages S10918-21
  Higher Education Act Extension: Senate passed H.R. 5185, to 
temporarily extend the programs under the Higher Education Act of 1965, 
clearing the measure for the President.
  Page S10921
  Mammography Quality Standards Reauthorization Act: Senate passed H.R. 
4555, to amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend 
provisions relating to mammography quality standards, clearing the 
measure for the President.
  Pages S10921-22
  Intelligence Committee Reorganization: By 79 yeas to 6 nays (Vote No. 
208), Senate agreed to S. Res. 445, to eliminate certain restrictions 
on service of a Senator on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, 
after taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto: 
                                  Pages S10900-10, S10917-18, S10922-25
Adopted:
  Frist Modified Amendment No. 4035 (to Amendment No. 3981), to modify 
certain security procedures of the Senate Select Committee on 
Intelligence regarding public disclosure of classified information. 
                                                            Page S10900

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  Hutchison Amendment No. 4042 (to Amendment No. 4015), to implement 
responsible subcommittee reorganization in the Committee on 
Appropriations.
                                                            Page S10908
  By 50 yeas to 35 nays (Vote No. 206), McConnell (for Nickles/Conrad) 
Amendment No. 4041 (to Amendment No. 4027), to vest sole jurisdiction 
over the Federal budget process in the Committee on the Budget, and to 
give the Committee on the Budget joint jurisdiction with the 
Governmental Affairs Committee over the process of reviewing, holding 
hearings, and voting on persons nominated by the President to fill the 
positions of Director and Deputy Director for Budget within the Office 
of Management and Budget.
                                                Pages S10900-01, S10909
  McConnell (for Nickles/Conrad) Amendment No. 4027 (to Amendment No. 
3981), to vest sole jurisdiction over the Federal budget process in the 
Committee on the Budget.
                             Pages S10900-01, S10906-08, S10909, S10917
  By 44 yeas to 41 nays (Vote No. 207), Hutchison Amendment No. 4015 
(to Amendment No. 3981), to implement responsible subcommittee 
reorganization in the Committee on Appropriations. 
                                                Pages S10908, S10917-18
  McConnell/Reid Amendment No. 4045 (to Amendment No. 3981), to make 
certain conforming and technical amendments.
                                                            Page S10922
  McConnell/Reid/Frist/Daschle Amendment No. 3981, in the nature of a 
substitute.
                                                   Pages S10900, S10922
                                                             Withdrawn:
  Bingaman (for Domenici) Amendment No. 4040 (to Amendment No. 3981), 
to transfer jurisdiction over organization and management of United 
States nuclear export policy to the Committee on Energy and Natural 
Resources.
                                                            Page S10900
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the vote on 
the motion to invoke cloture on the resolution was vitiated. 
                                                            Page S10924
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that amendments 
numbered 3989, 3994, and 4037, all previously agreed to, were modified.
                                                            Page S10922
  Agriculture Disaster Assistance: By 71 yeas to 14 nays (Vote No. 
209), Senate agreed to S. Res. 454, expressing the sense of the Senate 
that the 108th Congress should provide the necessary funds to make 
disaster assistance available for all customarily eligible agricultural 
producers as emergency spending and not funded by cuts to the farm 
bill.
  Pages S10926-27
  Enrollment Correction: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 514, directing 
the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make a technical 
correction in the enrollment of the bill H.R. 4200.
  Page S10954
  Veterans Health Programs Improvement Act: Committee on Veterans' 
Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3936, to 
amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the authorization of 
appropriations for grants to benefit homeless veterans, to improve 
programs for management and administration of veterans' facilities and 
health care programs, and the bill was then passed, after striking all 
after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof, the text of S. 
2485, Senate companion measure, after agreeing to the committee 
amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendment 
proposed thereto:
  Pages S10997-S11007
  Frist (for Specter) Amendment No. 4048, in the nature of a 
substitute.
                                                            Page S11007
  Frist (for Specter) Amendment No. 4049, to amend the title. 
                                                            Page S11007
  Subsequently, S. 2485 was returned to the Senate calendar. 
                                                            Page S11007
  Indian Veterans' Charter: Senate passed S. 2938, to grant a Federal 
charter to the National American Indian Veterans, Incorporated. 
                                                        Pages S11007-08
  Enrollment Correction: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 519, correcting 
the enrollment of H.R. 5107.
  Page S11009
National Defense Authorization Act--Conference Report: By unanimous 
consent, Senate agreed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 4200, 
to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2005 for military 
activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and 
for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe 
personnel strengths for such fiscal year for the Armed Forces, clearing 
the measure for the President.
  Pages S10945-54
American Jobs Creation Act: Senate continued consideration of the 
conference report to accompany H.R. 4520, to amend the Internal Revenue 
Code of 1986 to remove impediments in such Code and make our 
manufacturing, service, and high-technology businesses and workers more 
competitive and productive both at home and abroad.
  Pages S10928-45
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the conference report at 10:30 a.m., on Sunday, 
October 10, 2004, with a vote on the motion to invoke cloture to occur 
at 1 p.m.; provided further, that if cloture is invoked Senator 
Landrieu be recognized, following the vote, to speak for up to 1 hour. 
                                                            Page S11008
Appropriations: Military Construction--Conference Report: Senate began 
consideration of the conference report to accompany H.R. 4837, making

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appropriations for military construction, family housing, and base 
realignment and closure for the Department of Defense for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2005.
  Pages S10978-79
  A motion was entered to close further debate on the conference report 
and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII, of the Standing 
Rules of the Senate, a cloture vote will occur on Monday, October 11, 
2004.
                                                        Pages S10978-79
Appropriations: Homeland Security--Conference Report: Senate began 
consideration of the conference report to accompany H.R. 4567, making 
appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2005.
  Page S10979
  A motion was entered to close further debate on the conference report 
and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII, of the Standing 
Rules of the Senate, a cloture vote will occur on Monday, October 11, 
2004.
                                                            Page S10979
Messages From the House:
  Pagess S10985-86
Measures Placed on Calendar:
  Page S10986
Additional Cosponsors:
  Page S10986
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S10986-90
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S10990-97
Record Votes: Four record votes were taken today. (Total--209) 
                                   Pages S10909, S10918, S10925, S10927
Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m., and adjourned at 8:43 p.m., 
until 10:30 a.m., on Sunday, October 10, 2004. (For Senate's program, 
see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on pages 
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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

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[Pages D1048-D1049]
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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Measures Introduced: 7 public bills, H.R. 5353-5359; and 4 resolutions, 
H. Con. Res. 518-520 and H. Res. 852, were introduced.
  Page H9184
Additional Cosponsors:
  Page H9184
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  Conference report on H.R. 4837, making appropriations for military 
construction, family housing, and base realignment and closure for the 
Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005 (H. 
Rept. 108-773); and
  Conference report on H.R. 4567, making appropriations for the 
Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 
30, 2005 (H. Rept. 108-774).
                                     Pages H9054-H9113, H9125-62, H9184
Chaplain: The prayer was offered by Rev. Stephen J. Rossetti, 
President, St. Luke Institute of Silver Spring, Maryland.
  Page H9053
Military Construction Appropriations Act, 2005--Conference Report: The 
House agreed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 4837, making 
appropriations for military construction, family housing, and base 
realignment and closure for the Department of Defense for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2005, by a yea-and-nay vote of 374 yeas with 
none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 529.
  Pages H9113-25, H9175-76
  The conference report was considered under a unanimous consent 
agreement.
                                                             Page H9113
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 
2005: The House agreed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 4567, 
making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2005, by a yea-and-nay vote of 368 
yeas to with none voting nay, Roll No. 530.
  Pages H9162-74, H9176-77
  The conference report was considered under a unanimous consent 
agreement.
                                                             Page H9162
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005--Conference 
Report: The House passed the conference report to accompany H.R. 4200, 
to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2005 for military 
activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and 
for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe 
personnel strengths for such fiscal year for the Armed Forces, by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 359 yeas to 14 nays, Roll No. 528.
  Page H9175
  H. Res. 843, providing for consideration of the conference report, 
was agreed yesterday, October 8.

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Conditional Adjournment of the House and Senate: The House agreed to H. 
Con. Res. 518, providing for a conditional adjournment of the House and 
a conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate, by a yea-and-nay 
vote of 204 yeas to 169 nays, Roll No. 527.
  Pages H9174-75
Meeting Hour: Agreed that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to 
meet at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 13, unless it sooner has received 
a message from the Senate transmitting its concurrence in H. Con. Res. 
518, in which case the House shall stand adjourned pursuant to that 
concurrent resolution.
  Page H9177
Calendar Wednesday: Agreed to dispense with the Calendar Wednesday 
business of Wednesday, November 17.
  Page H9177
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he 
appointed Representative Wolf, or if not available to perform this 
duty, Representative Tom Davis of Virginia to act as Speaker pro 
tempore to sign enrolled bills and joint resolutions through November 
16.
  Page H9177
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page 
H9183.
Senate Referrals: S. 2486 was referred to the Committee on Veterans' 
Affairs; and S. 2965 was referred to the Committee on Agriculture.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea-and-nay votes developed during the 
proceedings of today. There were no quorum calls. 
                              Pages H9174-75, H9175, H9175-76, H9176-77
Adjournment: The House met at 12 noon and at 3:59 p.m., pursuant to the 
provisions of H. Con. Res. 518, stands adjourned until 2 p.m. on 
Wednesday, October 13, unless it sooner has received a message from the 
Senate transmitting its adoption of the concurrent resolution, in which 
case the House shall stand adjourned until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 
16, 2004.


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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
  No committee meetings were held.

Joint Meetings
NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT
Conferees on October 8, 2004, agreed to file a conference report on the 
differences between the Senate and House passed versions of H.R. 4200, 
to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2005 for military 
activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and 
for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe 
personnel strengths for such fiscal year for the Armed Forces.
MISCELLANEOUS TRADE AND TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS ACT
Conferees on October 8, 2004, agreed to file a conference report on the 
differences between the Senate and House passed versions of H.R. 1047, 
to amend the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to modify 
temporarily certain rates of duty, to make other technical amendments 
to the trade laws.
APPROPRIATIONS: MILITARY CONSTRUCTION
Conferees agreed to file a conference report on the differences between 
the Senate and House passed versions of H.R. 4837, making 
appropriations for military construction, family housing, and base 
realignment and closure for the Department of Defense for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2005.
APPROPRIATIONS: HOMELAND SECURITY
Conferees agreed to file a conference report on the differences between 
the Senate and House passed versions of H.R. 4567, making 
appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2005.


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2004-10-10

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                         COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR

                        SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2004

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  No meetings/hearings scheduled.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                     10:30 a.m., Sunday, October 10

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Sunday: Senate will continue consideration of the 
conference report to accompany H.R. 4520, American Jobs Creation Act, 
with certain Members being recognized for speeches and at 1 p.m. Senate 
will vote on the motion to invoke cloture. Also, if cloture is invoked, 
Senator Landrieu will be recognized, following the vote, to speak for 
up to one hour.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                      2 p.m., Tuesday, November 16

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Tuesday: To be announced.
    
    
    
    
    
    


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