Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Daily Digest
Senate
Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S10913–S11057 Measures Introduced: Five bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 1815–1819, and S. Page S10972 Res. 264. Measures Passed: Expressing Sympathy to the People of Indonesia: Senate agreed to S. Res. 264, expressing sympathy for the people of Indonesia in the aftermath of the deadly terrorist attacks in Bali on October 1, 2005.
Page S10998

McCain Amendment No. 1978, to prohibit the use of funds to pay salaries and expenses and other costs associated with reimbursing the Government of Uzbekistan for services rendered to the United States at Karshi-Khanabad airbase in Uzbekistan.
Pages S10918–22

Violence Against Women Act: Senate passed S. 1197, to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following Pages S10998–S11055 amendment proposed thereto: Frist (for Specter) Amendment No. 2045, to make Page S11055 certain technical corrections. Tuskegee Airmen Gold Medal Authorization: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs was discharged from further consideration of S. 392, to authorize the President to award a gold medal on behalf of Congress, collectively, to the Tuskegee Airmen in recognition of their unique military record, which inspired revolutionary reform in the Armed Forces, and the bill was then passed. Pages S11055–56 Department of Defense Appropriations: Senate continued consideration of H.R. 2863, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2006, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S10916–68

Reed/Hagel Amendment No. 1943, to transfer certain amounts from the supplemental authorizations of appropriations for Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Global War on Terrorism to amounts for Operation and Maintenance, Army, Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps, Operation and Maintenance, Defense-wide activities, and Military Personnel in order to provide for increased personnel strengths for the Army and the Marine Corps for fiscal year 2006.
Pages S10925–27

Warner/Levin Modified Amendment No. 1955, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2006 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.
Page S10928

Subsequently, Senator Stevens raised a point of order against the amendment, as being in violation of Rule XVI of the Standing Rules of the Senate which prohibits legislation on an appropriations bill; following which, Senator Warner asserted the defense of germaneness relative to the amendment.
Page S10967

Pending: Bayh Amendment No. 1933, to increase by $360,800,000 amounts appropriated by title IX for Other Procurement, Army, for the procurement of armored Tactical Wheeled Vehicles for units deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and to increase by $5,000,000 amounts appropriated by title IX for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Defense-Wide, for industrial preparedness for the implementation of a ballistics engineering research center. Pages S10917–18

A motion was entered to close further debate on the bill and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Thursday, October 6, 2005. Page S10967 A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that Warner/Levin Modified Amendment No. 1955 (listed above) and the related point of order (listed above) be set aside temporarily to reoccur at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2005.
Page S10967

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2005. Page S11056
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD — DAILY DIGEST

October 4, 2005

Messages From the President: Senate received the following message from the President of the United States: Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report entitled ‘‘Continued Production of the Naval Petroleum Reserves Beyond April 5, 2006’’; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services. (PM–25)
Page S10972

Amendments Submitted: Pages S10977–98 Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:45 a.m., and adjourned at 6:36 p.m., until 10 a.m., on Wednesday, October 5, 2005. (For Senate’s program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today’s Record on pages S11056–57.)

Additional Cosponsors: Pages S10972–74 Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S10974–76

Committee Meetings
No committee meetings were held.

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House of Representatives
Chamber Action
The House was not in session today. The House will meet at 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 6 for Legislative Business. H.R. 3667, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 200 South Barrington Street in Los Angeles, California, as the ‘‘Karl Malden Station’’. Signed on October 4, 2005. (Public Law 109–84) H.R. 3767, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2600 Oak Street in St. Charles, Illinois, as the ‘‘Jacob L. Frazier Post Office Building’’. Signed on October 4, 2005. (Public Law 109–85)
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Committee Meetings
No committee meetings were held.
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NEW PUBLIC LAWS
(For last listing of Public Laws, see DAILY DIGEST, p. D1004)

H.R. 2132, to extend the waiver authority of the Secretary of Education with respect to student financial assistance during a war or other military operation or national emergency. Signed on September 30, 2005. (Public Law 109–78) H.R. 2385, to extend by 10 years the authority of the Secretary of Commerce to conduct the quarterly financial report program. Signed on September 30, 2005. (Public Law 109–79) H.R. 3200, to amend title 38, United States Code, to enhance the Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance program. Signed on September 30, 2005. (Public Law 109–80) H.R. 3784, to provide additional funds to local educational agencies for elementary and secondary education and pupil services for students displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Signed on September 30, 2005. (Public Law 109–81) H.R. 3864, to provide vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities affected by Hurricane Katrina or Hurricane Rita. Signed on September 30, 2005. (Public Law 109–82) S. 1752, to amend the United States Grain Standards Act to reauthorize that Act. Signed on September 30, 2005. (Public Law 109–83)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2005
(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Trade, Tourism, and Economic Development, to hold hearings to examine spyware, 2:30 p.m., SD–562. Committee on Environment and Public Works: to hold hearings to examine the status of efforts to reduce greenhouse gases relating to the Kyoto Protocol, 2:30 p.m., SD–406. Committee on Foreign Relations: business meeting to consider the nominations of Robert A. Mosbacher, of Texas, to be President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Jan E. Boyer, of Texas, to be United States Alternate Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank, C. Boyden Gray, of the District of Columbia, to be Representative of the United States of America to the European Union, with the rank and status of Ambassador, Francis Rooney, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Holy See, Alfred Hoffman, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Portugal, Thomas A. Shannon, Jr., of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Charles A. Ford, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Honduras, Mark Langdale, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Costa Rica, Brenda LaGrange Johnson, of New

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York, to be Ambassador to Jamaica, Alexander R. Vershbow, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Patricia Louise Herbold, of Washington, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore, William Paul McCormick, of Oregon, to be Ambassador to New Zealand, and serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to Samoa, John J. Danilovich, of California, to be Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation, John Hillen, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, Barry F. Lowenkron, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Kent R. Hill, of Virginia, to be Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, Jacqueline Ellen Schafer, of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, Josette Sheeran Shiner, of Virginia, to be United States Alternate Governor of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development for a term of five years; United States Alternate Governor of the Inter-American Development Bank for a term of five years; United States Alternate Governor of the African Development Bank for

a term of five years; United States Alternate Governor of the African Development Fund; United States Alternate Governor of the Asian Development Bank; and United States Alternate Governor of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Jendayi Elizabeth Frazer, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation, and a promotion list in the foreign service, 2:15 p.m., S–116, Capitol. Select Committee on Intelligence: to receive a closed briefing regarding certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219. Special Committee on Aging: to hold hearings to examine preparing for and meeting the needs of older Americans during a disaster, 10:30 a.m., SH–216.

House
Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Federal Workforce and Agency Organization, hearing entitled ‘‘Mom, Apple Pie, and Working for America: Accountability and Rewards for the Federal Workforce,’’ 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

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Next Meeting of the SENATE 10 a.m., Wednesday, October 5

October 4, 2005

Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 10 a.m., Thursday, October 6

Senate Chamber

House Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Senate will continue consideration of H.R. 2863, Defense Appropriations. At 7:30 p.m., Senate will consider the question of germaneness relative to Warner/Levin Modified Amendment No. 1955. (Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. for their respective party conferences.)

Program for Thursday: To be announced.

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