[Congressional Record: May 2, 2002 (Digest)]
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House of Representatives
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.
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).
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
Legislative Program: Representative Blunt announced the Legislative
Program for the week of May 6.
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.
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.
Calendar Wednesday: Agreed to dispense with the Calendar Wednesday
business of Wednesday, May 8.
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.
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on pages
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,
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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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