Friday, May 26, 2006

Daily Digest
HIGHLIGHTS
Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 418, Adjournment Resolution. Senate confirmed sundry nominations.

Senate
Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S5303–S5400 Measures Introduced: One hundred nine bills and four resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 3241–3349, S.J. Res. 38, and S. Res. 496–498.
Pages S5341–43

Measures Passed: Adjournment Resolution: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 418, providing for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives and a conditional recess or adjournment of the Senate.
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Oklahoma VA Medical Center: Committee on Veterans Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3829, to designate the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Muskogee, Oklahoma, as the Jack C. Montgomery Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for the President.
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Civilian Operational Readiness: Senate passed S. 3322, to build operational readiness in civilian agencies. Pages S5394–97 Kansas City Kansas Community College Debate Team Championship: Senate agreed to S. Res. 496, commending the Kansas City Kansas Community College Debate Team for their National Championship victories. Page S5397 Relative to Death of Judge Edward Roy Becker: Senate agreed to S. Res. 497, relative to the death of Edward Roy Becker, Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit. Pages S5397–98 Marriage Protection Amendment: Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S.J. Res. 1, proposing an amendment to the

Constitution of the United States relating to marriage. Pages S5393–94 A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the joint resolution at 2 Page S5394 p.m., on Monday, June 5, 2006. Nomination—Agreement: A unanimous-consenttime agreement was reached providing that at 10:05 a.m., on Tuesday, June 6, 2006, Senate begin consideration of Renee Marie Bumb, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey, with 10 minutes of debate, followed by a vote on confirmation of the nomination. Page S5394 Signing Authority—Agreement: A unanimousconsent agreement was reached providing that during the adjournment of the Senate, the Majority Leader and Senator Warner, be authorized to sign duly enrolled bills or joint resolutions. Page S5398 Appointments Authority—Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding the upcoming 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 authorized by law, by concurrent action of the two Houses, or by order of the Senate.
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Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations: By 57 yeas 36 nays (Vote No. EX. 159), Brett M. Kavanaugh, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit.
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By 78 yeas 15 nays (Vote No. EX. 160), General Michael V. Hayden, United States Air Force, to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
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General Michael V. Hayden, USAF, for appointment in the United States Air Force to the grade indicated while assigned to a position of importance and responsibility under title 10, U.S.C., section 601, to be General. Page S5319 Dirk Kempthorne, of Idaho, to be Secretary of the Interior. (Prior to confirmation of the nomination, by 85 yeas to 8 nays (Vote No. 161), 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 nomination.)
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Gregory B. Jaczko, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the term of five years expiring June 30, 2008. William Hardiman, of Michigan, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences for a term expiring September 7, 2006. Gregory B. Jaczko, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the term of five years expiring June 30, 2008 (Recess Appointment). Peter B. Lyons, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the term of five years expiring June 30, 2009 (Recess Appointment). Edward F. Sproat III, of Pennsylvania, to be Director of the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, Department of Energy. Duane Acklie, of Nebraska, to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Sixtieth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. Goli Ameri, of Oregon, to be a Representative of the United States of America to the Sixtieth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. Robert C. O’Brien, of California, to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Sixtieth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. Raymond L. Orbach, of California, to be Under Secretary for Science, Department of Energy. Roger Shane Karr, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation. Tyler D. Duvall, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation. Nicole R. Nason, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. David L. Norquist, of Virginia, to be Chief Financial Officer, Department of Homeland Security. Thomas J. Barrett, of Alaska, to be Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation.

Susan Davis Wigenton, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey. Rajkumar Chellaraj, of Texas, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Administration). W. Ralph Basham, of Virginia, to be Commissioner of Customs, Department of Homeland Security. Armando J. Bucelo, Jr., of Florida, to be a Director of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation for a term expiring December 31, 2008. Todd S. Farha, of Florida, to be a Director of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation for the remainder of the term expiring December 31, 2006. Todd S. Farha, of Florida, to be a Director of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation for a term expiring December 31, 2009. Robert M. McDowell, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission for a term of five years from July 1, 2004. Patricia P. Brister, of Louisiana, for the rank of Ambassador during her tenure of service as the Representative of the United States of America on the Commission on the Status of Women of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. Robert Irwin Cusick, Jr., of Kentucky, to be Director of the Office of Government Ethics for a term of five years. John W. Cox, of Texas, to be Chief Financial Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development. Robert F. Godec, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Tunisia. Richard Capka, of Pennsylvania, to be Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration. Warren W. Tichenor, of Texas, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Office of the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, with the rank of Ambassador. Mark C. Minton, of Florida, to be Ambassador to Mongolia. Michael D. Kirby, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova. Gary D. Orton, of Nevada, to be United States Marshal for the District of Nevada for the term of four years. Lisa Bobbie Schreiber Hughes, of Pennsylvania, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Suriname. David M. Robinson, of Connecticut, to be Ambassador to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana. John A. Cloud, Jr., of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Lithuania. Lurita Alexis Doan, of Virginia, to be Administrator of General Services.

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R. David Paulison, of Florida, to be Under Secretary for Federal Emergency Management, Department of Homeland Security. Daniel S. Sullivan, of Alaska, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Economic and Business Affairs). Robert S. Ford, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria. Anne E. Derse, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan. Erik C. Peterson, of Wisconsin, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin for the term of four years. April H. Foley, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Hungary. Tracey Ann Jacobson, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Tajikistan. Robert J. Portman, of Ohio, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Robert Anthony Bradtke, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia. Dale Klein, of Texas, to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the term of five years expiring June 30, 2011. William B. Taylor, Jr., of Virginia, to be Ambassador to Ukraine. Michael Wood, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to Sweden. Routine lists in the Foreign Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Routine lists in the Coast Guard (Prior to this action, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation was discharged from further consideration Page S5400 of the nominations.) Messages From the House: Page S5340 Measures Placed on Calendar: Page S5340 Measures Read First Time: Page S5340 Executive Communications: Pages S5340–41 Additional Cosponsors: Pages S5343–44 Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S5344–93

Additional Statements: Pages S5338–40 Notices of Hearings/Meetings: Page S5393 Record Votes: Three record votes were taken today. Pages S5311, S5318, S5319 (Total—161) Adjournment: Senate convened at 8:45 a.m. and, pursuant to the provisions of H. Con. Res 418, adjourned at 3:03 p.m., until 2 p.m., on Monday, June 5, 2006. (For Senate’s program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today’s Record on pages S5399–S5400.)

Committee Meetings
No committee meetings were held.

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Chamber Action
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Committee Meetings
MEDIA’S LEAKS OF CLASSIFIED INFORMATION Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Held a hearing on Media’s Role and Responsibilities on Leaks of Classified Information. Testimony was heard from Gabriel Schoenfeld, Senior Editor, Commentary magazine; Walter Isaacson, President and CEO, Aspen Institute; John C. Eastman, Professor, Chapman Uni-

NEW PUBLIC LAWS
(For last listing of Public Laws, see DAILY DIGEST, p. D 515)

S. 1165, to provide for the expansion of the James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge, Honolulu County, Hawaii. Signed on May 25, 2006. (Public Law 109–225) S. 1869, to reauthorize the Coastal Barrier Resources Act. Signed on May 25, 2006. (Public Law 109–226)

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Next Meeting of the SENATE 2 p.m., Monday, June 5

May 26, 2006

Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPESENTATIVES 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 6

Senate Chamber

House Chamber

Program for Monday: Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S.J. Res. 1, Marriage Protection Amendment.

Program for Tuesday: To be announced.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
HOUSE Aderholt, Robert B., Ala., E969 Baldwin, Tammy, Wisc., E988 Becerra, Xavier, Calif., E972 Berry, Marion, Ark., E973 Biggert, Judy, Ill., E998, E999 Bishop, Sanford D., Jr., Ga., E987, E1000 Bonner, Jo, Ala., E1000 Brady, Kevin, Tex., E972 Brown, Corrine, Fla., E992 Burgess, Michael C., Tex., E987 Cantor, Eric, Va., E1000 Chocola, Chris, Ind., E968 Christensen, Donna M., The Virgin Islands, E966, E968 Clyburn, James E., S.C., E984, E990 Coble, Howard, N.C., E987 Cuellar, Henry, Tex., E977 Cummings, Elijah E., Md., E993, E996 Davis, Danny K., Ill., E1000 Davis, Susan A., Calif., E989 Diaz-Balart, Lincoln, Fla., E965, E967 Diaz-Balart, Mario, Fla., E1001 Ehlers, Vernon J., Mich., E965, E967, E986 Emanuel, Rahm, Ill., E997 Evans, Lane, Ill., E994 Farr, Sam, Calif., E974, E976 Fattah, Chaka, Pa., E982 Fitzpatrick, Michael G., Pa., E998, E999 Gerlach, Jim, Pa., E979 Gonzalez, Charles A., Tex., E999 Gordon, Bart, Tenn., E965, E967, E992 Graves, Sam, Mo., E965, E966, E967, E967, E968, E970, E972, E973, E974, E974 ´ Grijalva, Raul M., Ariz., E976 Harman, Jane, Calif., E988, E998 Hensarling, Jeb, Tex., E993 Higgins, Brian, N.Y., E982 Hobson, David L., Ohio, E1003 Holt, Rush D., N.J., E970 Inslee, Jay, Wash., E974, E996 Israel, Steve, N.Y., E978 Issa, Darrell E., Calif., E978 Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E979, E979 Kennedy, Mark R., Minn., E999 Kolbe, Jim, Ariz., E991 Kucinich, Dennis J., Ohio, E980 Lantos, Tom, Calif., E983 Larson, John B., Conn., E980 Lee, Barbara, Calif., E981, E997, E1002, E1002 Linder, John, Ga., E975 Lipinski, Daniel, Ill., E976 Lofgren, Zoe, Calif., E971 Lungren, Daniel E., Calif., E975 McCarthy, Carolyn, N.Y., E975 McCollum, Betty, Minn., E986 McCaul, Michael T., Tex., E978 Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E993 Meek, Kendrick B., Fla., E984, E985 Meeks, Gregory W., N.Y., E986 Miller, George, Calif., E977 Miller, Jeff, Fla., E991 Moore, Dennis, Kans., E980 Norton, Eleanor Holmes, D.C., E990 Oberstar, James L., Minn., E1002 Ortiz, Solomon P., Tex., E981 Otter, C.L. ‘‘Butch’’, Idaho, E972 Pallone, Frank, Jr., N.J., E985 Payne, Donald M., N.J., E996 Pelosi, Nancy, Calif., E995 Petri, Thomas E., Wisc., E979 Pombo, Richard W., Calif., E979 Porter, Jon C., Nev., E975, E993, E1001 Rangel, Charles B., N.Y., E975, E994 Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana, Fla., E973 Ruppersberger, C.A. Dutch, Md., E983, E985, E986, E987, E990, E992 Sanchez, Loretta, Calif., E1001 Sherman, Brad, Calif., E981 Shimkus, John, Ill., E968 Simmons, Rob, Conn., E969 Smith, Christopher H., N.J., E991 Solis, Hilda L., Calif., E1002 Stark, Fortney Pete, Calif., E995 Stupak, Bart, Mich., E1001 Thompson, Bennie G., Miss., E973 Thompson, Mike, Calif., E974 Udall, Mark, Colo., E966, E968, E984 Udall, Tom, N.M., E977 Upton, Fred, Mich., E1000 Van Hollen, Chris, Md., E977 Walsh, James T., N.Y., E966 Waxman, Henry A., Calif., E978, E997 Wexler, Robert, Fla., E995 Wilson, Heather, N.M., E1000

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