Friday, February 17, 2006

Daily Digest
HIGHLIGHTS
Senator Salazar read Washington’s Farewell Address.

Senate
Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S1451–S1487 Measures Introduced: Twelve bills and two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 2321–2332, and S. Res. 382–383. Page S1461 Measures Passed: Adjournment Resolution: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 345, providing for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives and a conditional recess or adjournment of the Senate.
Pages S1475–76

SBA Disaster Loans Supplemental Appropriations: Senate passed H.R. 4745, making supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2006 for the Small Business Administration’s disaster loans program, clearing the measure for the President.
Pages S1476–77

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Recognizing Kenneth M. Mead: Senate agreed to S. Res. 382, recognizing Kenneth M. Mead’s services as the Inspector General of the Department of Transportation. Pages S1477–78 Washington’s Farewell Address: Senator Salazar was recognized to deliver Washington’s Farewell Address. Page S1456 Signing Authority—Agreement: A unanimousconsent agreement was reached providing that during this adjournment of the Senate, the Majority Leader and Senator Warner, be authorized to sign duly enrolled bills or joint resolutions. Page S1475 Authorizing Leadership To Make Appointments—Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding the adjournment of the Senate, the President of the Senate, the President Pro Tempore, and the Majority and Minority Leaders be authorized to make appointments to commissions, committees, boards, conferences, or interparliamentary conferences, by
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concurrent action of the two Houses, or by order of the Senate. Page S1479 USA PATRIOT Act Additional Reauthorizing Amendments Act—Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at 3 p.m., on Monday, February 27, 2006, Senate will resume consideration of S. 2271, to clarify that individuals who receive FISA orders can challenge nondisclosure requirements, that individuals who receive national security letters are not required to disclose the name of their attorney, that libraries are not wire or electronic communication service providers unless they provide specific services. Page S1479 Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations: Carol E. Dinkins, of Texas, to be Chairman of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. Alan Charles Raul, of the District of Columbia, to be Vice Chairman of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. Stephen C. King, of New York, to be a Member of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States for the term expiring September 30, 2008. Reginald I. Lloyd, of South Carolina, to be United States Attorney for the District of South Carolina for the term of four years. James I. Finley, of Minnesota, to be Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology. Preston M. Geren, of Texas, to be Under Secretary of the Army. Richard A. Boucher, of Maryland, to be Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs. (Prior to this action, Committee on Foreign Relations was discharged from further consideration.) Thomas P. D’Agostino, of Maryland, to be Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs, National Nuclear Security Administration. Randall S. Kroszner, of New Jersey, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve

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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD — DAILY DIGEST

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System for the unexpired term of fourteen years from February 1, 1994. Kevin M. Warsh, of New York, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for the unexpired term of fourteen years from February 1, 2004. Edward P. Lazear, of California, to be a Member of the Council of Economic Advisers. 2 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral. A routine list in the Coast Guard. (Prior to this action, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation was discharged from further considerPage S1487 ation.) Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations: Linda Avery Strachan, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture. Randall L. Tobias, of Indiana, to be Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development. David F. Kustoff, of Tennessee, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee for the term of four years. John Charles Richter, of Oklahoma, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma for the term of four years.

Amul R. Thapar, of Kentucky, to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky for the term of four years. 4 Coast Guard nominations in the rank of admiral. Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Foreign Service. Pages S1481–87 Measures Placed on Calendar: Pages S1461, S1474 Enrolled Bills Presented: Page S1461 Additional Cosponsors: Pages S1461–62 Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S1462–74

Additional Statements: Pages S1460–61 Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m., and, pursuant to the provisions of H. Con. Res. 345, adjourned at 1:25 p.m., until 2 p.m., on Monday, February 27, 2006. (For Senate’s program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today’s Record on page S1479.)

Committee Meetings
No committee meetings were held.

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Committee Meetings
No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives
Chamber Action
The House was not in session today. Pursuant to H. Con. Res. 345, the House is scheduled to meet at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2006.

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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD — DAILY DIGEST
Next Meeting of the SENATE 2 p.m., Monday, February 27

February 17, 2006

Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 2 p.m., Tuesday, February 28

Senate Chamber

House Chamber

Program for Monday: After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond 3 p.m.), Senate will resume consideration of S. 2271, USA PATRIOT Act Additional Reauthorizing Amendments Act.

Program for Tuesday: To be announced.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
HOUSE Akin, W. Todd, Mo., E193 Baldwin, Tammy, Wisc., E194 Berry, Marion, Ark., E186 Burgess, Michael C., Tex., E180, E183 Cuellar, Henry, Tex., E179, E182 Culberson, John Abney, Tex., E197 Cummings, Elijah E., Md., E178, E182 Diaz-Balart, Mario, Fla., E188 Emerson, Jo Ann, Mo., E185 Farr, Sam, Calif., E193 Gallegly, Elton, Calif., E180, E183 Gingrey, Phil, Ga., E188, E198 Gonzalez, Charles A., Tex., E180, E184 Goodlatte, Bob, Va., E191 Green, Al, Tex., E195 Green, Gene, Tex., E185 Higgins, Brian, N.Y., E187 Jones, Walter B., N.C., E177, E181 Kildee, Dale E., Mich., E189 Kirk, Mark Steven, Ill., E186 Langevin, James R., R.I., E192 McCarthy, Carolyn, N.Y., E189 McCollum, Betty, Minn., E185, E193 Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E188, E195 Matheson, Jim, Utah, E187 Millender-McDonald, Juanita, Calif., E177, E181 Miller, George, Calif., E190 Miller, Jeff, Fla., E194 Moore, Dennis, Kans., E190 Musgrave, Marilyn N., Colo., E177, E180, E184 Myrick, Sue Wilkins, N.C., E187 Neugebauer, Randy, Tex., E177, E181, E184 Otter, C.L. ‘‘Butch’’, Idaho, E193 Owens, Major R., N.Y., E187 Paul, Ron, Tex., E190 Poe, Ted, Tex., E194 Pomeroy, Earl, N.D., E191 Porter, Jon C., Nev., E197 Rangel, Charles B., N.Y., E179, E183, E197 Rogers, Mike, Ala., E187 Sanchez, Loretta, Calif., E178, E182, E184 Shimkus, John, Ill., E189 Sodrel, Michael E., Ind., E194 Stupak, Bart, Mich., E195 Towns, Edolphus, N.Y., E185 Udall, Mark, Colo., E178, E181, E186 Udall, Tom, N.M., E195 Walden, Greg, Ore., E189 Waxman, Henry A., Calif., E188 Wolf, Frank R., Va., E196 Woolsey, Lynn C., Calif., E187

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