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[Congressional Record: May 2, 2002 (Digest)]
[Page D432-D434]
From the Congressional Record Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:cr02my02-2]                         



[[Page D432]]




 
                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Measures Introduced: 22 public bills, H.R. 4640-4661; 1 private bill, 
H.R. 4662; 6 resolutions, H.J. Res. 91, H. Con. Res. 395-396, and H. 
Res. 409-411, were introduced.
  Pages H2099-H2100
Reports Filed: Reports were filed as follows:
  H.R. 2672, to designate the United States courthouse to be 
constructed at 8th Avenue and Mill Street in Eugene, Oregon, as the 
``Wayne Lyman Morse United States Courthouse'' (H. Rept. 107-428);
  H.R. 2911, to designate the Federal building located at 5100 Paint 
Branch Parkway in College Park, Maryland, as the ``Harvey W. Wiley 
Federal Building'' (H. Rept. 107-429);
  H.R. 4006, to designate the United States courthouse located at 100 
Federal Plaza in Central Islip, New York, as the ``Alfonse M. D'Amato 
United States Courthouse'' (H. Rept. 107-430);
  H.R. 4028, to designate the United States courthouse located at 600 
West Capitol Avenue in Little Rock, Arkansas, as the ``Richard S. 
Arnold United States Courthouse'' (H. Rept. 107-431);
  H.R. 2867, to amend the Small Business Act to require the 
Administrator to submit certain disagreements to the Director of the 
Office of Management and Budget for resolution, and to establish a 
minimum period for the solicitation of offers for a bundled contract 
(H. Rept. 107-432); and
  H.R. 4231, to improve small business advocacy, and for other purposes 
(H. Rept. 107-433).
Page H2099
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Msgr. 
Michael J. Bransfield, Rector of the Basilica of the National Shrine of 
the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C.
  Page H2021
Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002: The House agreed to the 
conference report on H.R. 2646, to provide for the continuation of 
agricultural programs through fiscal year 2011 by a yea-and-nay vote of 
280 yeas to 141 nays, Roll No. 123.
  Pages H2022-57
  In lieu of the matter to be inserted by the amendment of the Senate 
to the title of the bill the following was inserted: ``An Act to 
provide for the continuation of agricultural programs through fiscal 
year 2007, and for other purposes.''.
  By a recorded vote of 172 ayes to 251 noes, Roll No. 122, rejected 
the Kind motion to recommit the conference report to the committee of 
conference with instructions to agree to provisions in section 169(a) 
of the Senate amendment relating to payment limitations for commodity 
programs, and, within the scope of conference, to increase amounts for 
the following programs by the specified percent of any reduction in 
Federal spending resulting from the commodity program limitation: 
conservation programs, 50%; nutrition programs, 15%; rural development 
programs, 25%; and energy programs, 10%.
Pages H2056-57
Suspension--Solidarity with Israel: The House agreed to suspend the 
rules and agree to H. Res. 392, amended, expressing solidarity with 
Israel in its fight against terrorism by a \2/3\ recorded vote of 352 
ayes to 21 noes with 29 voting ``present'', Roll No. 126. 
                                                         Pages H2078-90
  Agreed to H. Res. 404, the rule that provided for consideration of 
the resolution under suspension of the rules by a recorded vote of 329 
ayes to 76 noes, Roll No. 125. Earlier, agreed to order the previous 
question by a yea-and-nay vote of 328 yeas to 82 nays, Roll No. 124. 
                                                         Pages H2058-78
Legislative Program: Representative Blunt announced the Legislative 
Program for the week of May 6.
  Page H2090
Meeting Hour--Monday, May 6: Agreed that when the House adjourns on 
Friday, May 3, it adjourn to meet at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 6. 
                                                             Page H2090
Meeting Hour--Tuesday, May 7: Agreed that when the House adjourns on 
Monday, May 6, it adjourn to meet at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 for 
morning hour debate.
  Page H2090
Calendar Wednesday: Agreed to dispense with the Calendar Wednesday 
business of Wednesday, May 8.
  Page H2090
Receiving Former Members of Congress--Thursday, May 9: Agreed that when 
the House adjourns on Wednesday, May 8, it adjourn to meet at 9 a.m. on 
Thursday, May 9, for the purpose of receiving in the House Chamber 
former Members of Congress. Further agreed that it may be in order on 
Thursday, for the Speaker to declare a recess subject to the call of 
the Chair for the purpose of receiving the former Members of Congress. 
                                                             Page H2090
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on pages 
H2057-58.
Referrals: S. Con. Res. 103 is held at the desk.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes and three recorded votes 
during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H2056-57,

[[Page D433]]

H2057, H2077, H2077-78, and H2089-90. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 5:50 p.m.

Committee Meetings
LABOR, HHS, AND EDUCATION APPROPRIATIONS
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human 
Services, and Education continued appropriation hearings. Testimony was 
heard from public witnesses.
  Hearings continue May 7.
CBO ROLE AND PERFORMANCE
Committee on the Budget: Held a hearing on Congressional Budget Office 
Role and Performance: Enhancing Accuracy, Reliability and 
Responsiveness in Budget and Economic Estimates. Testimony was heard 
from Dan L. Crippen, Director, CBO; and public witnesses.
WORKING TOWARD INDEPENDENCE ACT
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Ordered reported, as amended, 
H.R. 4092, Working Toward Independence Act of 2002.
RETHINKING SPECIAL EDUCATION
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Education 
Reform held a hearing on ``Rethinking Special Education: How to Reform 
the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.'' Testimony was heard 
from public witnesses.
AUCTION REFORM ACT
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Ordered reported H.R. 4560, Auction 
Reform Act of 2002.
PROPOSED CHANGES--WORLD BANK IDA--NORTH AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on International Monetary 
Policy and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Proposed changes to both the 
World Bank International Development Association and the North American 
Development Bank.'' Testimony was heard from Joseph Cristoff, Director, 
International Affairs and Trade, GAO; and public witnesses.
FEDERAL INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT ACT
Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Government Efficiency, 
Financial Management, and Intergovernmental Relations and the 
Subcommittee on Technology and Procurement Policy held a joint hearing 
on H.R. 3844, Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002. 
Testimony was heard from Robert F. Dacey, Director, Information 
Security, GAO; Mark A. Forman, Associate Director, Information 
Technology and E-Government, OMB; Daniel G. Wolf, Director, Information 
Assurance Directorate, NSA, Department of Defense; Benjamin H. Wu, 
Deputy Under Secretary, Technology Administration, Department of 
Commerce; David C. Williams, Inspector General, Tax Administration, 
Department of the Treasury; and Ronald E. Miller, Chief Information 
Officer, FEMA; and a public witness.
NORTH KOREA: HUMANITARIAN AND HUMAN RIGHTS CONCERNS
Committee on International Relations: Subcommittee on East Asia and the 
Pacific held a hearing on North Korea: Humanitarian and Human Rights 
Concerns. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
FEDERAL COURTS IMPROVEMENT ACT
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and 
Intellectual Property approved for full Committee action, as amended, 
H.R. 4125, Federal Courts Improvement Act of 2002.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims 
approved for full Committee action the following bills: H.R. 4043, to 
bar Federal agencies from accepting for any identification-related 
purpose and State-issued driver's license, or other comparable 
identification document, unless the State requires licenses or 
comparable documents issued to nonimmigrant aliens to expire upon the 
expiration of the aliens' nonimmigrant visas; H.R. 4558, to extend the 
Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Programs; and H.R. 4597, to 
prevent nonimmigrant aliens who are delinquent in child support 
payments from gaining entry into the United States.
MAGNUSON-STEVENS ACT AMENDMENTS
Committee on Resources: Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, 
Wildlife and Oceans, held a hearing on the Magnuson-Stevens Act 
Amendments of 2002. Testimony was heard from Representatives Frank, 
Hefley and Farr; William T. Hogarth, Assistant Administrator, 
Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service, Department of Commerce; 
and public witnesses.

[[Page D434]]


FEDERAL BUDGET ESTIMATING--ASSESSING ACCURACY
Committee on Rules: Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process held 
a hearing on ``Assessing the Accuracy of Federal Budget Estimating.'' 
Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
  Hearings continue May 9.
TRAVEL AGENCY BUSINESS ISSUES
Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform and 
Oversight held a hearing entitled ``Issues in the Travel Agency 
Business.'' Testimony was heard from Representative Foley; and public 
witnesses.
OVERSIGHT--ARMING FLIGHT CREWS AGAINST TERRORIST ACTS
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on 
Aviation oversight hearing on Arming Flight Crews Against Terrorist 
Acts. Testimony was heard from Sarah V. Hart, Director, National 
Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Department of 
Justice; and public witnesses.
VETERANS LEGISLATION
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Benefits approved for 
full Committee action, as amended, the following bills: H.R. 4015, Jobs 
for Veterans Act; and H.R. 4085, to increase, effective as of December 
1, 2002, the rates of disability compensation for veterans with 
service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and 
indemnity compensation for survivors of certain service-connected 
disabled veterans.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Ways and Means: Ordered reported, as amended, the 
following bills: H.R. 4090, Personal Responsibility, Work, and Family 
Promotion Act of 2002; and H.R. 4626, Encouraging and Supporting 
Marriage Act of 2002.
SOCIAL SECURITY COMMISSIONER--CHALLENGES FACING
Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Social Security held a 
hearing on Challenges Facing the New Commissioner of Social Security. 
Testimony was heard from the following officials of the SSA: Jo Anne 
Barnhart, Commissioner; and James G. Huse, Jr., Inspector General; Hal 
Daub, Chairman, Social Security Advisory Board; Barbara Bovbjerg, 
Director, Education, Workforce, and Income Security Issues, GAO; and 
public witnesses.
CONSOLIDATED CRYPTOLOGIC PROGRAM BUDGET
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Met in executive session to 
hold a hearing on Consolidated Cryptologic Program Budget. Testimony 
was heard from departmental witnesses.









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