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[Congressional Record: July 27, 2000 (Digest)]
[Page D837-D847]
From the Congressional Record Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:cr27jy00-1]                         


 
                                                 Thursday, July 27, 2000

[[Page D837]]

                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate agreed to Defense Appropriations Conference Report.
      The House passed H.R. 4865, Social Security Benefits Tax Relief Act.
      House committees ordered reported 10 sundry measurements.


                                 Senate

Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S7723-S7791
Measures Introduced: Fifty-nine bills and four resolutions were introduced, 
as follows: S. 2942-3000, S. Res. 345-346, and S. Con. Res. 132-133. 
                                                           (See next issue.)
Measures Reported: Reports were made as follows:
  S. 2796, to provide for the conservation and development of water and 
related resources, to authorize the Secretary of the Army to construct 
various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors of the United 
States, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 106-
362)
  S. 2797, to authorize a comprehensive Everglades restoration plan, with 
amendments. (S. Rept. No. 106-363)
  Special Report entitled ``Day Trading: Case Studies and Conclusions.'' (S. 
Rept. No. 106-364)
  S. Res. 334, expressing appreciation to the people of Okinawa for hosting 
United States defense facilities, commending the Government of Japan for 
choosing Okinawa as the site for hosting the summit meeting of the G-8 
countries, with an amendment and with an amended preamble.
  S. 113, to increase the criminal penalties for assaulting or threatening 
Federal judges, their family members, and other public servants.
  S. 353, to provide for class action reform, with an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute.
  S. 783, to limit access to body armor by violent felons and to facilitate 
the donation of Federal surplus body armor to State and local law 
enforcement agencies, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  S. 1865, to provide grants to establish demonstration mental health 
courts, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  S. 2000, for the relief of Guy Taylor.
  S. 2002, for the relief of Tony Lara, with an amendment.
  S. 2272, to improve the administrative efficiency and effectiveness of the 
Nation's abuse and neglect courts and for other purposes consistent with the 
Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997.
  S. 2279, to authorize the addition of land to Sequoia National Park, with 
an amendment.
  S. 2289, for the relief of Jose Guadalupe Tellez Pinales.
  S. 2943, to authorize additional assistance for international malaria 
control, and to provide for coordination and consultation in providing 
assistance under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 with respect to malaria, 
HIV, and tuberculosis.
  S. Con. Res. 131, commemorating the 20th anniversary of the workers' 
strikes in Poland that lead to the creation of the independent trade union 
Solidarnose, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and with an 
amended preamble.
(See next issue.)

Measures Passed:
  Intercountry Adoption Act: Senate passed H.R. 2909, to provide for 
implementation by the United States of the Hague Convention on Protection of 
Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption, after 
agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
  Campbell (for Helms) Amendment No. 4023, in the nature of a substitute. 

                                                              Pages S7751-52
  Coast Guard Authorization Act: Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 820, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2000 and 2001 for the United 
States Coast Guard, and the bill was then passed, after striking all after 
the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the text of S. 1089, 
Senate companion measure, and after agreeing to a committee amendment in the 
nature of a substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto: 
                                                              Pages S7752-57
  Campbell (for Snowe/Kerry) Amendment No. 4022, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Pages S7755-56
  Senate insisted on its amendment, requested a conference with the House 
thereon, and the Chair was authorized to appoint the following conferees on

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the part of the Senate: Senators McCain, Stevens, Snowe, Hollings, and 
Kerry.
Page S7757
  Subsequently, S. 1089 was placed back on the Senate calendar.
Page S7757
  Adjournment Resolution: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 132, providing for a 
conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate and a conditional 
adjournment of the House of Representatives.
  Pages S7773-74
  Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act: Senate passed S. 
2869, to protect religious liberty.
  Pages S7774-81
  Trafficking Victims Protection Act: Senate passed H.R. 3244, to combat 
trafficking of persons, especially into the sex trade, slavery, and slavery-
like conditions in the United States and countries around the world through 
prevention, through prosecution and enforcement against traffickers, and 
through protection and assistance to victims of trafficking, after agreeing 
to the following amendments proposed thereto:
  Page S7781
  Hatch (for Brownback/Wellstone) Amendment No. 4027, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Page S7781
  Hatch Amendment No. 4028 (to Amendment No. 4027), to make technical 
changes in the section relating to strengthening the prosecution and 
punishment of traffickers.
Page S7781
  Senate insisted on its amendment, requested a conference with the House 
thereon, and the Chair was authorized to appoint the following conferees on 
the part of the Senate: from the Committee on the Judiciary: Senators Hatch, 
Thurmond, and Leahy; and from the Committee on Foreign Relations: Senators 
Helms, Brownback, Biden, and Wellstone.
Page S7781
  Bend Pine Nursery Land Conveyance Act: Senate passed S. 1936, to authorize 
the Secretary of Agriculture to sell or exchange all or part of certain 
administrative sites and other National Forest System land in the State of 
Oregon and use the proceeds derived from the sale or exchange for National 
Forest System purposes, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the 
nature of a substitute.
  (See next issue.)
  Wyoming Land Conveyance: Senate passed S. 1894, to provide for the 
conveyance of certain land to Park County, Wyoming, after agreeing to a 
committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  (See next issue.)
  Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area Study Act: Senate passed S. 
2421, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of the 
suitability and feasibility of establishing an Upper Housatonic Valley 
National Heritage Area in Connecticut and Massachusetts.
  (See next issue.)
  National Wild and Scenic Rivers System: Senate passed H.R. 1749, to 
designate Wilson Creek in Avery and Caldwell Counties, North Carolina, as a 
component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, clearing the 
measure for the President.
  (See next issue.)
  Washakie County and Big Horn County, Wyoming Land Conveyance: Senate 
passed S. 610, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain 
land under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management in Washakie 
County and Big Horn County, Wyoming, to the Westside Irrigation District, 
Wyoming, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a 
substitute.
  (See next issue.)
  Sequoia National Park Land Addition: Senate passed S. 2279, to authorize 
the addition of land to Sequoia National Park, after agreeing to a committee 
amendment.
  (See next issue.)
  Wekiva Wild and Scenic River Designation Act: Senate passed S. 2352, to 
amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate the Wekiva River and its 
tributaries of Wekiwa Springs Run, Rock Springs Run, and Black Water Creek 
in the State of Florida as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers 
System, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a 
substitute.
  (See next issue.)
  Natchez Trace Parkway: Senate passed S. 2020, to adjust the boundary of 
the Natchez Trace Parkway, Mississippi.
  (See next issue.)
  Lackawanna Heritage Area: Senate passed H.R. 940, an act to designate the 
Lackawanna Heritage Valley American Heritage Area, after agreeing to a 
committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  (See next issue.)
  Subsequently, passage of H.R. 940 was vitiated.
(See next issue.)
  Wheeling National Heritage Area: Senate passed S. 2247, to establish the 
Wheeling National Heritage Area in the State of West Virginia, after 
agreeing to committee amendments.
  (See next issue.)
  Subsequently, passage of S. 2247 was vitiated.
(See next issue.)
  Stamp Out Breast Cancer Act: Senate passed S. 2386, to authorize the 
United States Postal Service to issue semipostals, after agreeing to the 
following amendment proposed thereto:
  (See next issue.)
  Smith (of Oregon) (for Levin) Amendment No. 4029, in the nature of a 
substitute.
  Enrollment Correction:  Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 133, to correct the 
enrollment of S. 1809.
  (See next issue.)
  Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship Program: Senate passed S. 2998, to designate 
a fellowship program of the Peace Corps promoting the work of returning 
Peace Corps volunteers in undeserved American communities as the ``Paul D. 
Coverdell Fellowship Program''.
  (See next issue.)
  Paiute Indian Tribe Water Rights: Senate passed H.R. 3291, to provide for 
the settlement of the water rights claims of the Shivwits Band of the

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Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                           (See next issue.)
  Donald J. Mitchell Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic: 
Committee on Veterans Affairs was discharged from further consideration of 
H.R. 1982, to name the Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic 
located at 125 Brookley Drive, Rome, New York, as the Donald J. Mitchell 
Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic, and the bill was then 
passed, clearing the measure for the President.
  (See next issue.)
  Helsinki Final Act Anniversary: Senate agreed to S.J. Res. 48, calling 
upon the President to issue a proclamation recognizing the 25th anniversary 
of the Helsinki Final Act.
  (See next issue.)
  Condemning Prejudice Against Asian/Pacific Island Individuals:  Senate 
agreed to S. Con. Res. 53, condemning all prejudice against individuals of 
Asian and Pacific Island ancestry in the United States, after agreeing to a 
committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  (See next issue.)
  National Airborne Day: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from 
further consideration of S. Res. 301, designating August 16, 2000, as 
``National Airborne Day'', and the resolution was then agreed to. 
                                                           (See next issue.)
  National Relatives as Parents Day: Committee on the Judiciary was 
discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 212, to designate August 1, 
2000, as ``National Relatives as Parents Day'', and the resolution was then 
agreed to.
  (See next issue.)
  Religious Tolerance: Senate agreed to S. Res. 133, supporting religious 
tolerance toward Muslims.
  (See next issue.)
  Foreign Personal Exemption Allowance: Committee on Finance was discharged 
from further consideration of S. Res. 333, expressing the sense of the 
Senate that there should be parity among the countries that are parties to 
the North American Free Trade Agreement with respect to the personal 
exemption allowance for merchandise purchased abroad by returning residents, 
and the resolution was then agreed to.
  (See next issue.)
  Recognizing Achievements of 1951 University of San Francisco Dons Football 
Team: Senate agreed to S. Res. 346, recognizing the achievements of the 1951 
University of San Francisco Dons football team and acknowledging the 
wrongful treatment endured by the team.
  (See next issue.)
Swearing in of Senator Miller: Senator Zell Miller, of Georgia, was sworn in 
to fill the unexpired term, until the vacancy of that term, caused by the 
death of Senator Paul Coverdell, is filled by election as provided by law. 
                                                                  Page S7730
Intelligence Authorization: Senate began consideration of S. 2507, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2001 for intelligence and 
intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the 
Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement 
and Disability System.
  (See next issue.)
  Earlier, Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to the consideration of 
the bill.
Page S7731
Energy/Water Development Appropriations: Senate began consideration of H.R. 
4733, making appropriations for energy and water development for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2001.
  (See next issue.)
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following 
action:
  By a unanimous vote of 100 yeas (Vote No. 229), three-fifths of those 
Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
agreed to the motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to 
consideration of the bill, listed above.
Pages S7731-32
  Earlier, Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to the consideration of 
the bill.
Page S7768
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the bill on Tuesday, September 5, 2000.
Page SS7766-68
PNTR for China: Senate began consideration of H.R. 4444, to authorize 
extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) 
to the People's Republic of China, and to establish a framework for 
relations between the United States and the People's Republic of China. 
                                                           (See next issue.)
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following 
action:
  By 86 yeas to 12 nays (Vote No. 231), three-fifths of those Senators duly 
chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the 
motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of 
the bill.
Pages S7768-69
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the bill on Tuesday, September 5, 2000.
(See next issue.)
Defense Appropriations Conference Report: By 91 yeas to 9 nays (Vote No. 
230), Senate agreed to the conference report to H.R. 4576, making 
appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2001, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                       Pages S7732-44, S7766
Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act: A unanimous-consent-time agreement was 
reached providing for consideration of S. 1796, to modify the enforcement of 
certain anti-terrorism judgments, and a substitute amendment to be proposed 
thereto, with a vote on final passage to occur thereon.
  Page S7729
Long-Term Care Security Act: Senate agreed to the amendments of the House to 
the Senate amendments to H.R. 4040, to amend title 5, United States Code, to 
provide for the establishment of a program under which long-term care 
insurance is made available to Federal employees, members of the uniformed 
services, and civilian and military retirees,

[[Page D840]]

provide for the correction of retirement coverage errors under chapters 83 
and 84 of such title, clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                           (See next issue.)
Treaty Approved: The following treaty having passed through its various 
parliamentary stages, up to and including the presentation of the resolution 
of ratification, upon division, two-thirds of the Senators present and 
having voted in the affirmative, the resolution of ratification was agreed 
to:
  Inter-American Convention Against Corruption (Treaty Doc. 105-39) 
                                                           (See next issue.)
Removal of Injunction of Secrecy: The injunction of secrecy was removed from 
the following treaties:
  Extradition Treaty with Belize (Treaty Doc. No. 106-38); and
  Treaty with Mexico on Delimitation of Continental Shelf (Treaty Doc. No. 
106-39).
  The treaties were transmitted to the Senate today, considered as having 
been read for the first time, and referred, with accompanying papers, to the 
Committee on Foreign Relations and were ordered to be printed. 
                                                           (See next issue.)
Nominations--Committee Agreement: Committee on Governmental Affairs requests 
that its deadlines for making determinations on certain nominations be 
extended to September 7, 2000 at which time the nominations shall be 
discharged from the Committee.
  (See next issue.)
Nominations--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing 
that all nominations received by the Senate during the 106th Congress, 
remain in status quo, notwithstanding the July 27, 2000, adjournment of the 
Senate, and the provisions of Rule XXXI, paragraph 6, of the Standing Rules 
of the Senate.
  (See next issue.)
Authority to Make Appointments: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached 
providing that notwithstanding the upcoming recess or adjournment of the 
Senate, the President of the Senate, the President of the Senate pro 
tempore, and the majority and minority leaders be authorized to make 
appointments to commissions, committees, boards, conferences, or 
interparliamentary conferences authorized by law, by concurrent action of 
the two Houses, or by order of the Senate.
  (See next issue.)
Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act--Agreement: A 
unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for consideration of 
S. 1608, to provide annual payments to the States and counties from National 
Forest System lands managed by the Forest Service, and the revested Oregon 
and California Railroad and reconveyed Coos Bay Wagon Road grant lands 
managed predominately by the Bureau of Land Management, for use by the 
counties in which the lands are situated for the benefit of the public 
schools, roads, emergency and other public purposes; to encourage and 
provide new mechanisms for cooperation between counties and the Forest 
Service and the Bureau of Land Management to make necessary investments in 
Federal lands, and reaffirm the positive connection between Federal Lands 
counties and Federal Lands, and certain amendments to be proposed thereto, 
with a vote on final passage of the bill, to occur on or before September 
15, 2000.
  (See next issue.)
Messages from the President: Senate received the following messages from the 
President of the United States:
  Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report on the progress towards achieving 
benchmarks in Bosnia; to the Committee on Armed Services. (PM-123) 
                                                           (See next issue.)
  Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report on the National Institute of 
Building Sciences for fiscal year 1998; to the Committee on Banking, 
Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM-124)
(See next issue.)
  Transmitting, pursuant to law, the report on the National Emergency with 
Respect to Libya; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. 
(PM-125)
(See next issue.)
  Transmitting, pursuant to law, the report on the National Emergency with 
Respect to Terrorists Who Threatened to Disrupt the Middle East Peace 
Process; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM-126) 
                                                           (See next issue.)
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  2 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
  4 Army nominations in the rank of general.
  14 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.
  Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy. 
                                                           (See next issue.)
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Jose Collado, of Florida, to be a Member of the Advisory Board for Cuba 
Broadcasting for a term expiring December 20, 2003. (Reappointment)
  Jose Collado, of Florida, to be a Member of the Advisory Board for Cuba 
Broadcasting for a term expiring December 20, 2000.
  James H. Atkins, of Arkansas, to be a Member of the Federal Retirement 
Thrift Investment Board for a term expiring September 25, 2004. 
(Reappointment)
  Christine M. Arguello, of Colorado, to be United States Circuit Judge for 
the Tenth Circuit.
  Paula M. Junghans, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Attorney General.
  Robert N. Shamansky, of Ohio, to be a Member of the National Security 
Education Board for a term of four years. (Reappointment)
  Troy Hamilton Cribb, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant 
Secretary of Commerce.
  David Stewart Cercone, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge 
for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

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  Harry Peter Litman, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge 
for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
  Routine lists in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy.
(See next issue.)
Messages From the President:
  (See next issue.)
Messages From the House:
  (See next issue.)
Measures Referred:
  (See next issue.)
Measures Placed on Calendar:
  (See next issue.)
Communications:
  (See next issue.)
Petitions:
  (See next issue.)
Executive Reports of Committees:
  (See next issue.)
Statements on Introduced Bills:
  (See next issue.)
Additional Cosponsors:
  (See next issue.)
Amendments Submitted:
  (See next issue.)
Notices of Hearings:
  (See next issue.)
Authority for Committees:
  (See next issue.)
Additional Statements:
  (See next issue.)
Enrolled Bills Presented:
  (See next issue.)
Enrolled Bills Signed:
  (See next issue.)
Privileges of the Floor:
  (See next issue.)
Record Votes: Three record votes were taken today. (Total--231) 
                                                   Pages S7732, S7766, S7769
Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m., and in accordance with the 
provisions of S. Con. Res. 132, adjourned at 9:53 p.m., until 12 noon, on 
Tuesday, September 5, 2000. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the 
Acting Majority Leader in the next issue of the Record.)
Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAM
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Committee concluded 
hearings on proposals to establish an international school feeding program, 
after receiving testimony from Senator Durbin; former Senators Dole and 
McGovern; Representative McGovern; Dan Glickman, Secretary of Agriculture; 
Catherine Bertini, World Food Programme, Rome, Italy; Beryl Levinger, 
Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, California, on behalf 
of the Education Development Center; Kenneth Hackett, Catholic Relief 
Services, Baltimore, Maryland; and Ellen S. Levinson, Cadwalader, Wickersham 
and Taft, on behalf of the Coalition for Food Aid, and Carole Brookins, 
World Perspectives, Inc., both of Washington, D.C.
NOMINATIONS
Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
nominations of Donald Mancuso, of Virginia, to be Inspector General, 
Department of Defense, Roger W. Kallock, of Ohio, to be Deputy Under 
Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Material Readiness, James Edgar 
Baker, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for 
the Armed Forces, and 2,147 military nominations in the Air Force, Navy, 
Army, and Marine Corps.
ANTITRUST LAWS IN AIRLINE INDUSTRY
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded 
hearings to examine the current state of competition in the airline 
industry, and the role that antitrust laws play in assuring that consumers 
receive the benefits of competition, after receiving testimony from Joel I. 
Klein, Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, Department of 
Justice; and Alfred Kahn, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
CERRO GRANDE FIRE
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee concluded oversight 
hearings on the United States General Accounting Office's investigation of 
the Cerro Grande Fire in the State of New Mexico, and from Federal agencies 
on the Cerro Grande Fire and their fire policies in general, after receiving 
testimony from Barry T. Hill, Associate Director, Energy, Resources, and 
Science Issues, Resources, Community, and Economic Development Division, 
General Accounting Office; Robert G. Stanton, Director, National Park 
Service, and Nina Hatfield, Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management, both 
of the Department of the Interior; and Michael T. Rains, Area Director, 
Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry, Forest Service, Department of 
Agriculture.
NATIONAL PARKS
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on National Parks, 
Historic Preservation, and Recreation concluded hearings on S. 1734, to 
authorize the Secretary of the Interior to contribute funds for the 
establishment of an interpretative center on the life and contributions of 
President Abraham Lincoln, H.R. 3084, to authorize the Secretary of the 
Interior to contribute funds for the establishment of an interpretative 
center on the life and contributions of President Abraham Lincoln, S. 2345, 
to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study 
concerning the preservation and public use of sites associated with Harriet 
Tubman located in Auburn, New York, S. 2638, to adjust the boundaries of the 
Gulf Islands National Seashore to include Cat Island, Mississippi, H.R. 
2541, to adjust the boundaries of the Gulf Islands National Seashore to 
include Cat Island, Mississippi, and S. 2848, to provide for a land exchange 
to benefit the Pecos National Historical Park in New Mexico, after receiving 
testimony from Senators Lott, Cochran, Fitzgerald, and Durbin; Denis P. 
Galvin, Deputy Director, National Park Service, Department of the Interior; 
Bridget Lamont, Office of the Governor of Illinois, Springfield; and Vijay 
K. Mital, Auburn, New York.

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NOMINATIONS
Committee on Finance: Committee ordered favorably reported the nominations 
of Robert S. LaRussa, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for 
International Trade, Jonathan Talisman, of Maryland, to be Assistant 
Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Policy, Ruth Martha Thomas, of the 
District of Columbia, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury, and 
Lisa Gayle Ross, of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant Secretary for 
Management and Chief Financial Officer, Department of the Treasury.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
following business items:
  S. 113, to increase the criminal penalties for assaulting or threatening 
Federal judges, their family members, and other public servants;
  S. 783, to limit access to body armor by violent felons and to facilitate 
the donation of Federal surplus body armor to State and local law 
enforcement agencies, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 2272, to improve the administrative efficiency and effectiveness of the 
Nation's abuse and neglect courts and for other purposes consistent with the 
Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997;
  S. 1865, to provide grants to establish demonstration mental health 
courts, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
  S. 2289, for the relief of Jose Guadalupe Tellez Pinales;
  S. 2000, for the relief of Guy Taylor;
  S. 2002, for the relief of Tony Lara, with an amendment; and
  The nominations of Susan Ritchie Bolton, Mary H. Murguia. and James A. 
Teilborg, each to be a United States District Judge for the District of 
Arizona, Michael J. Reagan, to be United States District Judge for the 
Southern District of Illinois, Norman C. Bay, to be United States Attorney 
for the District of New Mexico, and Marie F. Ragghianti, of Tennessee, and 
Janie L. Jeffers, of Maryland, each to be a Commissioner of the United 
States Parole Commission.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Antitrust, Business Rights, and 
Competition approved for full committee consideration S. 2778, to amend the 
Sherman Act to make oil-producing and exporting cartels illegal.
EXECUTIVE BRANCH OFFICIALS PROTECTION
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Criminal Justice Oversight 
concluded hearings to examine the lack of standardization and training in 
security protection of Executive Branch officials, after receiving testimony 
from Bernard L. Ungar, Director, Government Business Operations Issues, 
General Government Division, and Robert H. Hast, Acting Assistant 
Comptroller General for Special Investigations, both of the General 
Accounting Office.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Veterans Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
following business items:
  An original bill to increase, effective as of December 1, 2000, the rates 
of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the 
rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain 
disabled veterans;
  S. 1810, to amend title 38, United States Code, to amend title 38, United 
States Code, to expand and improve compensation and pension, education, 
housing loan, insurance, and other benefits for veterans, with an amendment 
in the nature of a substitute; and
  The nominations of Thomas L. Garthwaite, of Pennsylvania, to be Under 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Health, and Robert M. Walker, of West 
Virginia, to be Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Memorial Affairs.
NOMINATION
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
nomination of John E. McLaughlin, of Pennsylvania, to be Deputy Director of 
Central Intelligence.
  Prior to this action, committee concluded closed hearings on the 
nomination of Mr. McLaughlin, after the nominee testified and answered 
questions in his own behalf.
NURSING HOME CARE
Special Committee on Aging: Committee continued hearings to examine the 
preliminary findings of a new government report on the correlation between 
inadequate staffing and deficient quality care in nursing homes, and the 
dangerous consequences which may result from these shortages, receiving 
testimony from Nancy-Ann DeParle, Administrator, Health Care Financing 
Administration, Department of Health and Human Services; Andrew Kramer, 
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver; and John F. Schnelle, 
University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine, on behalf of the 
Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging Borun Center for Gerontological 
Research.
  Hearings recessed subject to call.
        H

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                        House of Representatives

Chamber Action
Bills Introduced: 16 public bills, H.R. 4986-5101; 4 private bills, H.R. 
5102-05; and 9 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 383-389, and H. Res. 568-569, were 
introduced.
  (See next issue.)
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows.
  H.R. 4678, to provide more child support money to families leaving 
welfare, to simplify the rules governing the assignment and distribution of 
child support collected by States on behalf of children, to improve the 
collection of child support, to promote marriage, amended (H. Rept. 106-793, 
Pt. 1);
  H. Res. 564, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4865) to amend 
the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the 1993 income tax increase on 
Social Security benefits (H. Rept. 106-795);
  Conference report on H.R. 4516, making appropriations for the Legislative 
Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001 (H. Rept. 106-796);
  H. Res. 565, waiving points of order against the conference report to 
accompany H.R. 4516, making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for 
the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001 (H. Rept. 106-797);
  H. Res. 566, providing for consideration of H.R. 4678, to provide more 
child support money to families leaving welfare, to simplify the rules 
governing the assignment and distribution of child support collected by 
States on behalf of children, to improve the collection of child support, to 
promote marriage (H. Rept. 106-798);
  H. Res. 567, providing for consideration of a concurrent resolution 
providing for adjournment of the House and Senate for the summer district 
work period (H. Rept. 106-799);
  H.R. 2059, to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 
to extend the retroactive eligibility dates for financial assistance for 
higher education for spouses and dependent children of Federal, State, and 
local law enforcement officers who are killed in the line of duty, amended 
(H. Rept. 106-800);
  Contempt of Congress report on the refusals of Mr. Henry M. Banta, Mr. 
Robert A. Berman, Mr. Keith Rutter, Ms. Danielle Brian Stockton, and the 
project on Government Oversight to comply with subpoenas issued by the 
Committee on Resources (H. Rept. 106-801).
  Making the Federal Government Accountable: Enforcing the Mandate for 
Effective Financial Management (H. Rept. 106-802); and
  H.R. 3673, to provide certain benefits to Panama if Panama agrees to 
permit the United States to maintain a presence there sufficient to carry 
out counternarcotics and related missions (H. Rept. 106-803, Pt. 1). 
                                                           (See next issue.)
Journal: Agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal of Wednesday, July 
26 by a yea and nay vote of 344 yeas to 55 nays, Roll No. 443. 
                                                              Pages H7131-32
  DOD Authorization--Conferees: The Chair announced the Speaker's 
appointment of conferees for consideration of H.R. 4205, to authorize 
appropriations for fiscal year 2001 for military activities of the 
Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military 
personnel strengths for fiscal year 2001, the Senate amendment, and 
modifications committed to conference.
Pages H7134-35
  From the Committee on Armed Services for consideration of the House bill 
and the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: 
Chairman Spence and Representatives Stump, Hunter, Kasich, Bateman, Hansen, 
Weldon of Pennsylvania, Hefley, Saxton, Buyer, Fowler, McHugh, Talent, 
Everett, Bartlett of Maryland, McKeon, Watts of Oklahoma, Thornberry, 
Hostettler, Chambliss, Skelton, Sisisky, Spratt, Ortiz, Pickett, Evans, 
Taylor of Mississippi, Abercrombie, Meehan, Underwood, Allen, Snyder, 
Maloney of Connecticut, McIntyre, Tauscher, Thompson of California. Provided 
that Representative Kuykendall is appointed in lieu of Representative Kasich 
for consideration of section 2863 of the House bill, and section 2862 of the 
Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference.
Page H7134
  From the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence for consideration of 
matters within the jurisdiction of that committee under clause 11 or rule X: 
Chairman Goss and Representatives Goss, Lewis of California, and Dixon. 
                                                                  Page H7134
  From the Committee on Commerce for consideration of sections 601, 725, and 
1501 of the House bill and sections 342, 601,618,701, 1073, 1402, 2812, 
3131, 3133, 3134, 3138, 3152, 3154, 3155, 3167-3169, 3171, 3201, and 3301-
3303 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: 
Chairman Bliley and Representatives Barton of Texas and Dingell. Provided 
that Representative Bilirakis is appointed in lieu of Barton of Texas for 
consideration of sections 601 and 725 of the House bill, and sections 601, 
618, 701, and 1073 of the Senate amendment Representative Oxley is appointed 
in lieu of Representative Barton of Texas for consideration of section 1501 
of the House bill, and sections 342 and 2812 of the Senate amendment. 
                                                              Pages H7134-35
  From the Committee on Education and the Workforce for consideration of 
sections 341, 342, 504, and 1106 of the House bill, and sections 311, 379, 
553, 669 1053, and Title XXXV of the Senate amendment, and modifications 
committed to conference: Chairman Goodling and Representatives Hilleary and 
Mink.
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  From the Committee on Government Reform for consideration of sections 518, 
651, 723, 801, 906, 1101-1104, 1106, 1107, and 3137 of the House bill, and 
sections 643, 651, 801, 806, 810, 814-816, 1010A, 1044, 1045, 1057, 1063, 
1069, 1073, 1101, 1102, 1104, 1106-1118, Title XIV, sections 2871, 2881, 
3155, and 3171 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to 
conference: Chairman Burton and Representatives Scarborough, and Waxman. 
Provided that Representative Horn is appointed in lieu of Representative 
Scarborough for consideration of section. 801 of the House bill and sections 
801, 806, 810, 814-816, 1010A, 1044, 1045, 1057, 1063, 1101, Title XIV, 
sections 2871, and 2881 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed 
to conference. Provided that Representative McHugh is appointed in lieu of 
Representative Scarborough for consideration of section 1073 of the Senate 
amendment, and modifications committed to conference.
Page H7135
  From the Committee on House Administration for consideration of sections 
561-563 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: 
Chairman Thomas and Representatives Boehner and Hoyer.
Page H7134
  From the Committee on International Relations for consideration of 
sections 1201, 1205, 1209, 1210, Title XIII, and section. 3136 of the House 
bill, and sections 1011, 1201-1203, 1206, 1208, 1209, 1212, 1214, 3178, and 
3193 of the Senate amendment: Chairman Gilman and Representatives Goodling 
and Gejdenson.
Page H7134
  From the Committee on the Judiciary for consideration of sections 543 and 
906 of the House bill and sections 506, 645, 663, 668, 909, 1068, 1106, 
Title XV, and Title XXXV of the Senate amendment: Chairman Hyde and 
Representatives Canady and Conyers.
Page H7134
  From the Committee on Resources for consideration of sections 312, 601, 
1501, 2853, 2883, and 3402 of the House bill, and sections 601, 1059, Title 
XIII, sections 2871, 2893, and 3303 of the Senate amendment: Chairman Young 
of Alaska and Representatives Tauzin, and George Miller of California. 
                                                                  Page H7134
  From the Committee on Science for consideration of sections 1402, 1403, 
3161-3167, 3169, and 3176 of the Senate amendment; Chairman Sensenbrenner 
and Representatives Calvert, and Gordon. Provided that Representative 
Morella is appointed in lieu of Representative Calvert for consideration of 
sections 1402, 1403, and 3176 of the Senate amendment.
Page H7135
  From the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for consideration 
of sections 535, 738, and 2831 of the House bill, and sections 502, 601, and 
1072 of the Senate amendment Chairman Shuster and Representatives Gilchrest 
and Baird. Provided that Representative Pascrell is appointed in lieu of 
Representative for consideration of section 1072 of the Senate amendment. 
                                                                  Page H7135
  From the Committee on Veterans' Affairs for consideration of sections 535, 
738, and 2831 of the House bill, and sections 561-563, 648, 664-666, 671, 
672, 682-684, 721, 722, and 1067 of the Senate amendment: Representatives 
Bilirakis, Quinn, and Brown of Florida.
Page H7135
  From the Committee on Ways and Means for consideration of section 725 of 
the House bill, and section 701 of the Senate amendment: Chairman Archer and 
Representatives Thomas and Stark.
Page H7135
  Agreed to the Taylor of Mississippi motion to instruct conferees to insist 
upon the provisions contained in section 725, relating to the Medicare 
subvention project for military retirees and dependents of the House bill by 
a yea and nay vote of 416 yeas to 2 nays with 1 voting ``present'', Roll No. 
444. The motion was debated on July 26.
Page H7133
  Agreed to the Spence motion to close portions of the conference when 
classified national security information is discussed by a yea and nay vote 
of 411 yeas to 9 nays, Roll No. 445.
Pages H7133-34
Question of Privilege Re Legislative Branch Appropriations Conference 
Report: The House agreed to table H. Res. 568, raising a question of the 
House pursuant to Article I, Section 7 of the U.S. Constitution by a 
recorded vote of 213 ayes to 212 noes, Roll No. 446.
  Pages H7135-36
Legislative Branch Appropriations Conference Report Rule: The House agreed 
to H. Res. 565, the rule waiving points of order against the conference 
report to accompany H.R. 4516, making appropriations for the Legislative 
Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001 by a recorded vote of 
214 ayes to 210 noes with 1 voting ``present'', Roll No. 448. 
                                                    Pages H7143-50, H7151-52
Social Security Benefits Tax Relief Act: The House passed H.R. 4865, to 
amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the 1993 income tax 
increase on Social Security benefits by a recorded vote of 265 ayes to 159 
noes, Roll No. 450.
  (See next issue.)
  The Committee on Ways and Means amendment in the nature of a substitute 
now printed in the bill H. Rept. 106-780 and made in order by the rule was 
considered as adopted.
(See next issue.)
  Rejected the Pomeroy amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in H. 
Rept. 106-795 that sought to increase the income level at which the tax on 
Social Security benefits would apply to $100,000 for a joint return and 
$80,000 for a single return and would be subject to annual certifications by 
the Secretary of the Treasury that there are sufficient surpluses for 
Medicare Trust Fund requirements by a yea and nay vote of 169 yeas to 256 
nays, Roll No. 449.
(See next issue.)
  Agreed to H. Res. 564, the rule that provided for consideration of the 
bill by a yea and nay vote of 232 yeas to 194 nays, Roll No. 447. 
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Committee Election: Read a letter from Representative Ewing wherein he 
resigned from the Committee on House Administration. Subsequently, the House 
agreed to H. Res. 569, electing Representative Linder to the Committee on 
House Administration.
  (See next issue.)
Engrossment Correction: Agreed that the Clerk be authorized to engross H.R. 
4920, to improve service systems for individuals with developmental 
disabilities, in the form of the introduced bill.
  (See next issue.)
World Bank AIDS Trust Fund: Agreed to the Senate amendment to H.R. 3519, to 
provide for negotiations for the creation of a trust fund to be administered 
by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development of the 
International Development Association to combat the AIDS epidemic--clearing 
the measure for the President.
  (See next issue.)
Federal Employees Long Term Care Insurance: Agreed to the Senate amendments 
with House amendments to H.R. 4040, to amend title 5, United States Code, to 
provide for the establishment of a program under which long-term care 
insurance is made available to Federal employees, members of the uniformed 
services, and civilian and military retirees.
  (See next issue.)
Late Report: The Committee on Science received permission to have until 
midnight on Thursday, August 31 to file a report on H.R. 4271, Ehler's 
national science Education Act.
  (See next issue.)
National Health Center Week to Recognize Community Health Centers: Agreed to 
H. Con. Res. 381, expressing the sense of the Congress that there should be 
established a National Health Center Week to raise awareness of health 
services provided by community, migrant, and homeless health centers. 
                                                           (See next issue.)
Summer District Work Period: Agreed to S. Con. Res. 132, providing for a 
conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate and a conditional 
adjournment of the House of Representatives. Earlier, agreed to H. Res. 567, 
the rule that provided for consideration of a concurrent resolution 
providing for adjournment of the House and Senate for Summer District Work 
Period.
  (See next issue.)
National Night Out to Promote Crime Prevention: Agreed to H. Res. 561, 
expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the President 
should focus appropriate attention on the issue of neighborhood crime 
prevention, community policing and reduction of school crime by delivering 
speeches, convening meetings, and directing his Administration to make 
reducing crime an important priority.
  (See next issue.)
Protecting Religious Liberty: The House passed S. 2869, to protect religious 
liberty--clearing the measure for the President.
  (See next issue.)
Texas Land Exchange: The House passed H.R. 4285, to authorize the Secretary 
of Agriculture to convey certain administrative sites for National Forest 
System lands in the State of Texas and to convey certain National Forest 
System land to the New Waverly Gulf Coast Trades Center.
  (See next issue.)
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he designated 
Representatives Gilchrest and Morella to act as Speaker pro tempore to sign 
enrolled bills and joint resolutions through September 6. 
                                                           (See next issue.)
Resignations--Appointments: Agreed that notwithstanding any adjournment of 
the House until Wednesday, September 6, 2000, the Speaker, Majority Leader 
and Minority Leader be authorized to accept resignations and to make 
appointments authorized by law or by the House.
  (See next issue.)
Calendar Wednesday: Agreed that business in order under the Calendar 
Wednesday rule be dispensed with on Wednesday, September 6, 2000. 
                                                           (See next issue.)
Presidential Messages: Read the following messages from the President:
  National Emergency re Libya: Message wherein he transmitted his periodic 
report on the national emergency with respect to Libya--referred to the 
Committee on International Relations and ordered printed (H. Doc. 106-275); 
                                                           (See next issue.)
  Middle East Peace Process: Message wherein he transmitted his report on 
terrorists who threaten to disrupt the Middle East peace process referred to 
the Committee on International Relations and ordered printed (H. Doc. 106-
276);
  (See next issue.)
  National Institute for Building Sciences: Message wherein he transmitted 
his fiscal year 1998 annual report of the National Institute of Building 
Sciences--referred to the Committee on Banking and Financial Services; and 
                                                           (See next issue.)
  Benchmarks for a Sustainable Peace Process: Message wherein he transmitted 
his report on progress made toward achieving Benchmarks for a Sustainable 
Peace Process--referred to the Committees on International Relations, 
Appropriations, Armed Services, and ordered printed (H. Doc. 106-277). 
                                                           (See next issue.)
Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate today appear on       . 
                                                           (See next issue.)
Referrals: S. 1586 was referred to the Committee on Resources and S. 2516 
was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  (See next issue.)
Quorum Calls--Votes: Five yea and nay votes and three recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages 
H7131-32, H7133, H7134, H7135-36, H7151, H7151-52 (continued next issue). 
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Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and pursuant to S. Con. Res. 132, it 
stands adjourned at 7:24 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6.
Committee Meetings
HUNTS POINT MARKETING TERMINAL--REVIEW ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES
Committee on Agriculture: Subcommittee on Livestock and Horticulture held a 
hearing to review illegal activities at the Hunts Point Marketing Terminal. 
Testimony was heard from the following officials of the USDA: Roger Viadero, 
Inspector General; and Kathleen A. Merrigan, Administrator, Agriculture 
Marketing Service; and public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Banking and Financial Services: Ordered reported the following 
bills: H.R. 1161, amended, Financial Contract Netting Improvement Act of 
1999; H.R. 4541, amended, Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000; and 
H.R. 4096, Bureau of Engraving and Printing Security Printing Amendments Act 
of 2000.
UNDERSTANDING INTERGENERATIONAL ECONOMIC ISSUES
Committee on the Budget: Held a hearing on Understanding Intergenerational 
Economic Issues. Testimony was heard from Senator Kerrey; Dan L. Crippen, 
Director, CBO; former Governor Pete Du Pont, State of Delaware; former 
Representative Tim Penny, State of Minnesota; and public witnesses.
INTERNET FREEDOM AND BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT ACT
Committee on Commerce: Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade, and 
Consumer Protection held a hearing on H.R. 2420, Internet Freedom and 
Broadband Deployment Act of 1999. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
FELONIES AND FAVORS
Committee on Government Reform: Held a hearing on ``Felonies and Favors: A 
Friend of the Attorney General Gathers Information from the Justice 
Department.'' Testimony was heard from Richard L. Huff, Co-Director, Office 
of Information and Privacy, Department of Justice; from the following former 
officials of the Department of Justice: John R. Schmidt, Associate Attorney 
General; and John Hogan, Chief of Staff to Attorney General Janet Reno; 
Rebekah Poston; and public witnesses.
SUDAN PEACE ACT
Committee on International Relations: Subcommittee on Africa approved for 
full Committee action S. 1453, Sudan Peace Act.
FAIR JUSTICE ACT
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative 
Law held a hearing on H.R. 4105, Fair Justice Act of 2000. Testimony was 
heard from Representative Traficant; the following officials of the 
Department of Justice: Matthew Fogg, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshall, United 
States Marshals Service; David Margolis, Associate Deputy Attorney General; 
John Keeney Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division; H. Marshll 
Jarrett, Counsel, Office of Professional Responsibility; and Howard 
Scribnick, General Counsel; Michael Shaheen, Senior Counselor, Commissioner, 
IRS, Department of the Treasury; and public witnesses.
OVERSIGHT--CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AND THE GRAND JURY
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on the Constitution held an 
oversight hearing on Constitutional Rights and the Grand Jury. Testimony was 
heard from the following officials of the Department of Justice: James K. 
Robinson, Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division; and Loretta Lynch, 
U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of New York; and public witnesses.
OVERSIGHT--STATE SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY AND PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property 
held an oversight hearing on State Sovereign Immunity and Protection of 
Intellectual Property. Testimony was heard from Marybeth Peters, Register of 
Copyrights, Library of Congress; Todd Dickinson, Under Secretary, 
Intellectual Property and Director, Patent and Trademark Office, Department 
of Commerce; and public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims approved 
for full Committee action, as amended, H.R. 4548, Agricultural Opportunities 
Act.
  The Subcommittee also approved private immigration bills.
OVERSIGHT--HYDROGRAPHIC SERVICES IMPROVEMENT ACT
Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and 
Oceans held an oversight hearing on implementation of the Hydrographic 
Services Improvement Act of 1998. Testimony was heard from Scott Gudes, 
Deputy Under Secretary, NOAA, Department of Commerce; Richard Larrabee, 
Deputy Director, Port Commerce Department, The Port Authority of New York 
and New Jersey; and public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on Water and Power held a hearing on 
the following measures: H.R. 2820, to provide for the ownership and 
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Maricopa Indian Community's reservation in Maricopa County, Arizona, by the 
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community; H.R. 2988, Lower Rio Grande 
Valley Water Resources Conservation and Improvement Act of 1999; H.R. 4013, 
Upper Mississippi River Basin Conservation Act of 2000; and S. 1778, to 
provide for equal exchanges of land around the Cascade. Testimony was heard 
from Lino Gutierrez, Principal Deputy Assistant, Western Hemisphere Affairs, 
Department of State; the following officials of the Department of the 
Interior: Larry Todd, Acting Director, Operations, Bureau of Reclamation; 
Michael J. Anderson, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Indian Affairs; and Dennis 
B. Fenn, Associate Director, Biology, U.S. Geological Survey; John Bernal, 
U. S. Commissioner, International Boundary and Water Commission, United 
States and Mexico; Linda K. Levy, Assistant Secretary, Department of 
Environmental Quality, State of Louisiana; and public witnesses.
OCEAN AND MARINE SCIENCE
Committee on Science: Subcommittee on Basic Research and the Subcommittee on 
Energy and Environment held a joint hearing on The State of Ocean and Marine 
Science. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Small Business: Ordered reported the following bills: H.R. 
4890, Small Business Contract Equity Act of 2000; H.R. 4897, Equity in 
Contracting for Women Act of 2000; H.R. 4944, Export Working Capital Loan 
Improvement Act of 2000; H.R. 4943, Small Business Federal Acquisition 
Simplification Act of 2000; H.R. 4946, amended, National Small Business 
Regulatory Assistance Act of 2000; and H.R. 4945, Small Business Competition 
Preservation Act of 2000.
AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS--TREND TOWARDS CRIMINALIZATION
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Aviation 
held a hearing on the Trend Towards Criminalization of Aircraft Accidents. 
Testimony was heard from Daniel Campbell, Managing Director, National 
Transportation Safety Board; Guy Lewis, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of 
Florida; and public witnesses.
OVERSIGHT--TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOADS INITIATIVES
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Sub
committee on Oversight, Investigations, and Emergency Management held a 
hearing on Oversight of Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) Initiatives. 
Testimony was heard from Members of Congress; J. Charles Fox, Assistant 
Administrator, Office of Water, EPA; and James Lyons, Under Secretary, 
Natural Resources and Environment, USDA.
FSC REPEAL AND EXTRATERRITORIAL INCOME EXCLUSION ACT
Committee on Ways and Means: Ordered reported H.R. 4986, FSC Repeal and 
Extraterritorial Income Exclusion Act of 2000.
LOS ALAMOS UPDATE; INTELLIGENCE COLLECTION ISSUES
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Met in executive session to hold 
a hearing on Department of Energy/Los Alamos Update. Testimony was heard 
from departmental witnesses.
  The Committee also met in executive session to hold a briefing on 
Intelligence Collection Issues. The Committee was briefed by departmental 
witnesses.
Joint Meetings
APPROPRIATIONS--LABOR, HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES, AND EDUCATION
Conferees continued to meet to resolve the differences between the Senate 
and House passed versions of H.R. 4577, making appropriations for the 
Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related 
agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, but did not complete 
action thereon, and recessed subject to call.
MILOSEVIC THREAT TO SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: Commission completed 
hearings to examine Yugoslavia President Slobodan Milosevic's recent efforts 
to perpetuate his power by forcing changes to the Yugoslav constitution, 
cracking down on opposition and independent forces in Serbia, and 
threatening to usurp authority in Montenegro, after receiving testimony from 
Bogdan Ivanisevic, Human Rights Watch, New York, New York; Stojan Cerovic, 
Vreme (Time), on behalf of the United States Institute for Peace, and David 
Dasic, Republic of Montenegro Trade Mission to the United States of America, 
both of Washington, D.C.; and Branislav Canak, Nezavisnost (Independence), 
Belgrade, Serbia.
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                             NEW PUBLIC LAWS

        (For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D834)
  S. 986, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey the Griffith 
Project to the Southern Nevada Water Authority. Signed July 26, 2000. (P.L. 
106-249)
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                     COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

                              JULY 28, 2000

                                 Senate

  No meetings/hearings scheduled.


                                  House

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