Friday, June 16, 2006

Daily Digest
HIGHLIGHTS
The House agreed to H. Res. 861—Declaring that the United States will prevail in the Global War on Terror, the struggle to protect freedom from the terrorist adversary.

Senate
Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S5987–S6024 Measures Introduced: Four bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 3531–3534, and S. Res. 514. Page S6013 Measures Passed: Senate Legal Representation: Senate agreed to S. Res. 514, to authorize testimony and legal representation in City of Eugene v. Peter Vincent Chabarek.
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Warner Amendment No. 4297, to make technical corrections to provisions related to the National Museums of the Armed Forces. Pages S5995–S6004 Pending: McCain Amendment No. 4241, to name the Act after John Warner, a Senator from Virginia.
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National Defense Authorization: Senate continued consideration of S. 2766, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2007 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, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto: Pages S5990–S6004 Adopted: Warner (for Sessions) Amendment No. 4295, to require a report on reporting requirements applicable to the Department of Defense. Pages S5995–96 Levin (for Obama/Coburn) Amendment No. 4254, to require the use of competitive procedures for Federal contracts worth over $500,000 related to hurricane recovery, subject to existing limited national security, public interest, and other exceptions.
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Warner (for Allard/Salazar) Amendment No. 4296, to prohibit the acquisition by the Secretary of the Army of real property to expand the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site until the Secretary submits a report analyzing such expansion and provides to the congressional defense committees the extent to which the expansion could be carried out through transactions with willing sellers of the privately held land. Pages S5995–96

Nelson (FL)/Menendez Amendment No. 4265, to express the sense of Congress that the Government of Iraq should not grant amnesty to persons known to have attacked, killed, or wounded members of the Armed Forces of the United States. Page S5990 McConnell Amendment No. 4272, to commend the Iraqi Government for affirming its positions of no amnesty for terrorists who have attacked U.S. forces. Page S5990 Dorgan Amendment No. 4292, to establish a special committee of the Senate to investigate the awarding and carrying out of contracts to conduct activities in Afghanistan and Iraq and to fight the war on terrorism. Pages S5990–95 A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 19, 2006. Page S6022 Ikuta Nomination—Agreement: A unanimousconsent-time agreement was reached, modifying the order of June 14, 2006, providing for consideration of the nomination of Sandra Segal Ikuta, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, at 4 p.m., on Monday, June 19, 2006, with the time until 5 p.m., to be equally divided between the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on the Judiciary, or their designees, with a vote to occur at 5 p.m., on confirmation of the nomination. Page S6022 Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
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Nancy Montanez-Johner, of Nebraska, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services. Michael V. Dunn, of Iowa, to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for a term expiring June 19, 2011. Nancy Montanez-Johner, of Nebraska, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Commodity Credit Corporation. Geoffrey S. Bacino, of Illinois, to be a Director of the Federal Housing Finance Board for a term expiring February 27, 2013. Thomas C. Foley, of Connecticut, to be Ambassador to Ireland. Manfredi Piccolomini, of New York, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2012. Kenneth R. Weinstein, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2012. Jay Winik, of Maryland, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2012. Josiah Bunting III, of Rhode Island, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2012. Wilfred M. McClay, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2012. Robert S. Martin, of Texas, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2012. Mary Haybeck, of Maryland, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2012. Karl Hess, of Illinois, to be a Member of the National Science Board , National Science Foundation, for the remainder of the term expiring May 10, 2008. Thomas N. Taylor, of Kansas, to be a Member of the National Science Board, National Science Foundation, for a term expiring May 10, 2012.

Richard F. Thompson, of California, to be a Member of the National Science Board, National Science Foundation, for a term expiring May 10, 2012. Mark R. Abbott, of Oregon, to be a Member of the National Science Board, National Science Foundation, for a term expiring May 10, 2012. Camilla Persson Benbow, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the National Science Board, National Science Foundation, for a term expiring May 10, 2012. John T. Bruer, of Missouri, to be a Member of the National Science Board, National Science Foundation, for a term expiring May 10, 2012. Patricia D. Galloway, of Washington, to be a Member of the National Science Board, National Science Foundation, for a term expiring May 10, 2012. Jose-Marie Griffiths, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the National Science Board, National Science Foundation, for a term expiring May 10, 2012. 1 Air Force nomination in the rank of general. 1 Army nomination in the rank of general. A routine list in the Foreign Service.
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Measures Read First Time: Pages S6013, S6022 Enrolled Bills Presented: Page S6013 Additional Cosponsors: Pages S6013–14 Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S6014–15

Additional Statements: Pages S6012–13 Amendments Submitted: Pages S6015–22 Privileges of the Floor: Page S6022 Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m., and adjourned at 1:47 p.m., until 2 p.m., on Monday, June 19, 2006. (For Senate’s program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today’s Record on page S6022.)

Committee Meetings

No committee meetings were held.

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House of Representatives
Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 5 public bills, H.R. 5632–5636; and 6 resolutions, H.J. Res. 89; and H. Res. 872–876 were introduced.
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Additional Cosponsors: Pages H4189–90 Reports Filed: Report were filed today as follows: H.R. 5631, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007 (H. Rept. 109–504); and H.R. 4890, to amend the Congressional and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 to provide for the expedited consideration of certain proposed rescissions of budget authority, with an amendment (H. Rept. 109–505, Part I). Page H4189 Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Gillmor to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. Page H4137 Declaring that the United States will prevail in the Global War on Terror, the struggle to protect freedom from the terrorist adversary: The House agreed to H. Res. 861, to declare that the United States will prevail in the Global War on Terror, the struggle to protect freedom from the terrorist adversary, by a yea-and-nay vote of 256 yeas to 153 nays with 5 voting ‘‘present’’, Roll No. 288. Consideration of the measure began on yesterday, Thursday, June 15th. Pages H4139–74 H. Res. 868, the rule providing for consideration of the bill was agreed to on yesterday, Thursday, June 15th, by a yea-and-nay vote of 222 yeas to 194 nays, Roll No. 287, after ordering the previous question without objection. Calendar Wednesday: Agreed to dispense with the Calendar Wednesday business of Wednesday, June 21st. Page H4175 Meeting Hour: Agreed that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, June 19th; for Morning Hour debate; and further, when the House adjourns on that day, it adjourn to meet at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2006, for Morning Hour debate. Page H4175 Agreed by unanimous consent to H. Res. 872, removing a Member from the Committee on Ways and Means. Page H4175 Election Assistance Commission Board of Advisors: The Chair announced the Speaker’s reappointment of the following member on the part of the House to the Election Assistance Commission Board

of Advisors for a term of two years: Mr. Thomas A. Fuentes, Lake Forest, California. Page H4175 Quorum Calls—Votes: One yea-and-nay vote developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H4173–74. There were no quorum calls. Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 1:16 p.m.

Committee Meetings
D.C. DISABLED SERVICES Committee on Government Reform: Held a hearing entitled ‘‘Disabled Services in the District of Columbia: Who is Protecting the Rights of D.C.’s Most Vulnerable Residents?’’ Testimony was heard from the following officials of the District of Columbia: Robert C. Bobb, Deputy Mayor/City Manager; and Brenda Donald Walker, Deputy Mayor, Children, Youth, Families and Elders; and public witnesses. SYNTHETIC DRUG CONTROL STRATEGY Committee on Government Reform: Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources held a hearing entitled ‘‘Evaluating the Synthetic Drug Control Strategy.’’ Testimony was heard from Scott Burns, Deputy Director, State and Local Affairs, Office of National Drug Control Policy; Uttam Dhillon, Director, Office of Counter-Narcotics Enforcement. Department of Homeland Security; Joseph Rannazzissi, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Diversion Control, DEA, Department of Justice; Don Young, Assistant Secretary, Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services; and public witnesses. SCREENING APPLIED FAIRLY AND EQUITABLE TO TRUCKERS ACT OF 2006 Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Economic Security, Infrastructure Protection and Cybersecurity held a hearing on H.R. 5604, SAFE Truckers Act of 2006. Testimony was heard from Robert Jamison, Deputy Administrator, Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security; and public witnesses.
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NEW PUBLIC LAWS
(For last listing of Public Laws, see DAILY DIGEST, , p. D 643)

H.R. 4939, making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2006. Signed on June 15, 2006. (Public Law 109–234)

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S. 193, to increase the penalties for violations by television and radio broadcasters of the prohibitions against transmission of obscene, indecent, and profane language. Signed on June 15, 2006. (Public Law 109–235) S. 2803, to amend the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 to improve the safety of mines and mining. Signed on June 15, 2006. (Public Law 109–236)
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CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD Week of June 19 through June 24, 2006 Senate Chamber On Monday, at 2 p.m., Senate will resume consideration of S. 2766, National Defense Authorization; at 4 p.m., Senate will begin consideration of the nomination of Sandra Segal Ikuta, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, with a vote on confirmation to occur thereon at 5 p.m. During the balance of the week, Senate may consider any other cleared legislative and executive business, including appropriation bills and conference reports, when available. Senate Committees
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Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: June 20, to hold hearings to examine the Rural Development Programs of the Department of Agriculture, 10:30 a.m., SR–328A. Committee on Armed Services: June 19, closed business meeting to consider S. 3237, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2007 for the intelligence and intelligencerelated activities of the United States Government, the Intelligence Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, 6 p.m., S–407, Capitol. Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: June 20, to hold hearings to examine the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, 10 a.m., SD–538. June 20, Subcommittee on Housing and Transportation, to hold hearings to examine issues for the future relating to the Federal Housing Administration, 2:30 p.m., SD–538. Committee on the Budget: June 20, business meeting to mark up S. 3521, to establish a new budget process to create a comprehensive plan to rein in spending, reduce the deficit, and regain control of the Federal budget process, 10 a.m., SD–608. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: June 21, Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine, to hold hearings to examine economics, service, and capacity in the freight railroad industry, 10 a.m., SD–562.

June 21, Subcommittee on Technology, Innovation, and Competitiveness, to hold hearings to examine accelerating the adoption of health information technology, 2:30 p.m., SD–562. June 22, Subcommittee on Trade, Tourism, and Economic Development, to hold hearings to examine the state of the U.S. tourism industry, 10 a.m., SD–562. June 22, Full Committee, business meeting to mark up S. 2686, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 and for other purposes, 2 p.m., Room to be announced. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: June 19, to hold hearings to examine implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard in the 2005 Energy Bill and the future potential of biofuels such as biodiesel, cellulosic ethanol, and E85, 2:30 p.m., SD–366. June 20, Subcommittee on National Parks, to hold hearings to examine the National Park Service’s Revised Draft Management Policies, including potential impact of the policies on park operations, park resources, wilderness areas, recreation, and interaction with gateway communities, 2:30 p.m., SD–366. June 21, Full Committee, business meeting to consider the nominations of Philip D. Moeller, of Washington, and Jon Wellinghoff, of Nevada, each to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 11:30 a.m., SD–366. June 21, Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests, to hold hearings to examine the Government Accountability Office report entitled ‘‘Wildland Fire SuppressionLack of Clear Guidance Raises Concerns about Cost Sharing between Federal and Nonfederal entities’’ (GAO–06–570), 2:30 p.m., SD–366. June 22, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine S. 2747, to enhance energy efficiency and conserve oil and natural gas, 10 a.m., SD–366. June 22, Subcommittee on National Parks, to hold hearings to examine S. 574, to amend the Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor Act of 1994 to increase the authorization of appropriations and modify the date on which the authority of the Secretary of the Interior terminates under the Act, S. 1387, to provide for an update of the Cultural Heritage and Land Management Plan for the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, to extend the authority of the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Commission, to authorize the undertaking of a special resource study of sites and landscape features within the Corridor, and to authorize additional appropriations for the Corridor, S. 1721, to amend the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 to extend the authorization for certain national heritage areas, S. 2037, to establish the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area in the State of Colorado, and S. 2645, to establish the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area, 2:30 p.m., SD–366. Committee on Environment and Public Works: June 21, to hold hearings to examine safer technology in the context of chemical site security, 9:30 a.m., SD–628. June 22, Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate Change, and Nuclear Safety, to hold oversight hearings to examine

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the regulatory processes for new and existing nuclear plants, 9:30 a.m., SD–628. Committee on Foreign Relations: June 19, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Robert D. McCallum, Jr., of Georgia, to be Ambassador to Australia, and Leslie V. Rowe, of Washington, to be Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Solomon Islands and Ambassador to the Republic of Vanuatu, 3 p.m., SD–419. June 21, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (the ‘‘Corruption Convention’’), adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on October 31, 2003 (Treaty Doc. 109–06), 9:30 a.m., SD–419. June 21, Subcommittee on International Economic Policy, Export and Trade Promotion, with the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and Narcotics Affairs, to hold joint hearings to examine international methamphetamine trafficking, 2:30 p.m., SD–419. June 22, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine energy security in Latin America, 9:30 a.m., SD–419. June 22, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Clifford M. Sobel, of New Jersey, to be Ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil, 2 p.m., SD–419. Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: June 22, to hold hearings to examine new ideas for making the medical liability system work better for patients, 10 a.m., SD–430. Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: June 20, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Paul A. Denett, of Virginia, to be Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, 10 a.m., SD–342. June 20, Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, and International Security, to hold hearings to examine United Nations headquarters renovation, focusing on transparency, accountability, financial and ethical integrity at the international body, 2:30 p.m., SD–342. June 22, Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, and International Security, to hold hearings to examine effort to assure healthy initiatives in health information technology, 2:30 p.m., SD–342. Committee on Indian Affairs: June 21, to hold hearings to examine S. 480, to extend Federal recognition to the Chickahominy Indian Tribe, the Chickahominy Indian Tribe—Eastern Division, the Upper Mattaponi Tribe, the Rappahannock Tribe, Inc., the Monacan Indian Nation, and the Nansemond Indian Tribe, and S. 437, to expedite review of the Grand River Band of Ottawa Indians of Michigan to secure a timely and just determination of whether that group is entitled to recognition as a Federal Indian tribe, 9:30 a.m., SR–485. June 22, Full Committee, business meeting to consider the report on the Indian Lobbying Misconduct Investigation, and other pending matters, 9:30 a.m., SR–485. Committee on the Judiciary: June 19, Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship, to hold hearings to examine learning from the mistakes of 1986

relating to immigration enforcement at the workplace, 2 p.m., SD–226. June 20, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine implications on repealing the insurers’ antitrust exemption relating to the McCarran-Ferguson Act, 9:30 a.m., SD–226. June 21, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine if Congress can protect copyright and promote innovation relating to the analog hold, 9:30 a.m., SD–226. June 21, Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Property Rights, to hold hearings to examine policy and perspectives and views from the field regarding the Voting Rights Act, 2 p.m., SD–226. June 21, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine pending nominations, 4 p.m., SD–226. June 22, Full Committee, business meeting to consider pending calendar business, 9:30 a.m., SD–226. June 22, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, to hold hearings to examine the AT&T and BellSouth merger and its meaning for consumers, 3 p.m., SD–226. Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship: June 21, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Steven C. Preston, of Illinois, to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration, 10:30 a.m., SR–428A. Committee on Veterans’ Affairs: June 22, business meeting to consider pending VA legislation, 10 a.m., SR–418. Select Committee on Intelligence: June 20, closed business meeting to consider intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219. June 21, Full Committee, closed business meeting to consider intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219. June 22, Full Committee, to hold a closed briefing regarding intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219. Special Committee on Aging: June 21, to hold hearings to examine ensuring seniors don’t outlive their savings relating to managing retirement assets, 10 a.m., SD–106.

House Committees
Committee on Armed Services, June 20, hearing on significant force realignments of the Department of Defense, including beddown, support, and other costs and requirements related to those realignments, 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn. June 21, Subcommittee on Military Personnel and the Subcommittee on Africa of the Committee on International Relations Committee, joint hearing on trafficking in persons, 2 p.m., 2118 Rayburn. June 21, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, hearing on space and U.S. national power, 10 a.m., 2212 Rayburn. June 22, full Committee, hearing on military power of the People’s Republic of China, 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn. Committee on Energy and Commerce, June 19, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ‘‘A Review of NRC’s Reactor Oversight Process,’’ 4 p.m., 2123 Rayburn. June 21 and 22, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearings entitled ‘‘Internet Data Brokers and Pretexting: Who Has Access to Your Private Records?’’ 10 a.m., on June 21 and 2 p.m., on June 22, 2322 Rayburn.

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June 21, Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, entitled ‘‘Universal Service: What Are We Subsidizing and Why? Part 1: The High-Cost Fund,’’ 2 p.m., 2123 Rayburn. Committee on Financial Services, June 21, Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises, hearing entitled ‘‘Commercial Insurance Modernization’’, 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn. June 21, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, hearing entitled ‘‘Bank Secrecy Act’s Impact on Money Services Businesses,’’ 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn. Committee on Government Reform, June 20, Subcommittee on Federalism and the Census, hearing entitled ‘‘Poverty, Public Housing and the CRA; Have Housing and Community Investment Incentives Helped Public Housing Families Achieve the American Dream?’’ 10 a.m., 2247 Rayburn. June 21, full Committee and the Committee on Small Business, joint hearing entitled ‘‘Northern Lights and Procurement Plights: The Effect of the ANC Program on Federal Procurement and Alaska Native Corporations,’’ 1 p.m., 12154 Rayburn June 21, Subcommittee on Energy and Resources, hearing entitled ‘‘Deep Water Royalty Relief: Mismanagement and Cover-ups,’’ 9 a.m., 2154 Rayburn. June 22, full Committee, to consider pending business, 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn. Committee on Homeland Security, June 21, hearing entitled ‘‘ DHS Terrorism Preparedness Grants: Risk-Based or Guess-Work?’’ 10 a.m., 311 Cannon. June 22, Subcommittee on Economic Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Cybersecurity, to mark up H.R. 5604, SAFE Truckers Act of 2006, 10 a.m., 311 Cannon. June 22, Subcommittee on Prevention of Nuclear and Biological Attack, hearing entitled ‘‘Reducing Nuclear and Biological Threats at the Source,’’ 2 p.m., room to be announced. Committee on House Administration, June 22, hearing entitled ‘‘You don’t need papers to vote?’’ Non-citizen voting and ID requirements in U.S. elections, 10 a.m., 1310 Longworth. Committee on International Relations, June 21, to mark up H. Res. 846, Requesting the President and directing the Secretary of State to provide to the House of Representatives certain documents in their possession relating to strategies and plans either designed to cause regime change in or for the use of military force against Iran, 9 a.m., followed by a hearing on Democracy in Latin America: Successes, Challenges and the Future, 10:30 a.m., 2172 Rayburn. June 21, Subcommittee on Middle East and Central Asia, to continue hearings to Review U.S. Assistance Programs to Egypt, Part II, 2 p.m., 2200 Rayburn. June 22, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations, to mark up the following measures: H. Res. 860, Calling on the Government of Germany to take immediate action to combat sex trafficking in connection with the 2006 FIFA World Cup; H.R. 4319, Assistance for Small and Medium Enterprises in Sub-Saharan African Countries Act of 2005;

H.R. 4780, Global Online Freedom Act of 2006; and H.R. 5382, Central Asia Democracy and Human Rights Promotion Act of 2006; followed by a hearing on Can Religious Pluralism Survive in the Middle East: The Plight of Religious Minorities? 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn. Committee on the Judiciary, June 21, full Committee, to mark up the following measures: H. Res. 819, Requesting the President and directing the Attorney General to submit to the House of Representatives all documents in the possession of the President and the Attorney General relating to requests made by the National Security Agency and other Federal agencies to telephone service providers requesting access to telephone communications records of persons in the United States and communications originating and terminating within the United States without a warrant; H. Res. 845, Requesting the President and directing the Secretary of Defense and the Attorney General to transmit to the House of Representatives not later than 14 days after the date of the adoption of this resolution, documents relating to the termination of the Department of Justice’s Office of Professional Responsibility’s investigation of the involvement of Department of Justice personnel in the creation and administration of the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance program, including documents relating to Office of Professional Responsibility’s request for and denial of security clearances; H.R. 2389, Pledge Protection Act of 2005; H.R. 1956, Business Activity Tax Simplification Act of 2005; and H.R. 5520, Veterans Identity Protection Act, 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn. June 21, Subcommittee on the Constitution, oversight hearing on the Implementation of the Crime Victims’ Rights Provisions of the Justice for All Act, 2 p.m., 2141 Rayburn. June 22, Subcommittee on the Constitution, hearing on H.R. 2679, Public Expression of Religion Act of 2005, 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn. June 22, Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims, oversight hearing entitled ‘‘Is the Labor Department Doing Enough to Protect U.S. Workers?’’ 2 p.m., 2141 Rayburn. Committee on Resources, June 20, hearing on S. 1003, Navajo-Hopi Land Settlement Amendments of 2005, 11 a.m., 1324 Longworth. June 21, Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health, oversight hearing on Addressing Forest Insects and Disease: A Growing National Problem, ‘‘GAO Report on Invasive Forest Pests.’’ 4 p.m., 1324 Longworth. June 22, Subcommittee on National Parks, oversight hearing on the Reauthorization of the National Park System Advisory Board, 10 a.m., 1334 Longworth. June 22, Subcommittee on Water and Power, oversight hearing on Securing the Bureau of Reclamation’s Water and Power Infrastructure: A Consumer’s Perspective,’’ 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth. Committee on Rules, June 19, to consider H.R. 5631, Making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, 4 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

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June 20, to consider H.R. 9, Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006, 3 p.m., H–313 Capitol. Committee on Science, June 21, Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, hearing on Redefining Civil Aeronautics R&D at NASA, 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, June 20, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, hearing on FY 2007 Coast Guard Authorizing legislation, 2 p.m., 2167 Rayburn. June 21, Subcommittee on Aviation, oversight hearing on Air Traffic Control Modernization: The Present and Future, 2 p.m., 2167 Rayburn. June 22, Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management, oversight hearing on the Future of the Federal Courthouse Construction Program: Results of a GAO Study on the Judiciary’s Rental Obligations, 11 a.m., 2253 Rayburn. June 22, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, hearing on the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration Strategy—Can it be implemented to restore and protect the Great Lakes? 2 p.m., 2167 Rayburn. Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, June 20, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs and the

Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, joint oversight hearing on Veterans Benefits Administration data security, 10 a.m., 334 Cannon. June 21, Subcommittee on Health, oversight hearing to examine the Department of Veterans Affairs efforts to maintain the security and integrity of the electronic health records of enrolled veterans, while safeguarding sensitive personal veteran information from internal and external security threats, 10 a.m., 334 Cannon. June 22, full Committee, oversight hearing on the legal implications of the theft from a VA employee’s home of personal data regarding millions of veterans, active duty military personnel, and spouses, 10:30 a.m., 334 Cannon. Committee on Ways and Means, June 22, Select Revenue Measures, hearing on the Impact of International Tax Reform on U.S. Competitiveness, 10:30 a.m., 1100 Longworth. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, June 21, executive, hearing on DCIA as the HUMINT Manager, 3 p.m., H–405 Capitol. June 22, executive, hearing on the CIA, Path Ahead for the Agency, 9 a.m., H–405 Capitol.

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Next Meeting of the SENATE 2 p.m., Monday, June 19

June 16, 2006

Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 12:30 p.m., Monday, June 19

Senate Chamber

House Chamber

Program for Monday: Senate will resume consideration of S. 2766, National Defense Authorization. At 4 p.m. Senate will begin consideration of the nomination of Sandra Segal Ikuta, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, with a vote on confirmation thereon to occur at 5 p.m.

Program for Monday: To be announced.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
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