Monday, September 12, 2005

Daily Digest
Senate
Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S9893–S9942 Measures Introduced: Thirty-nine bills were introduced, as follows: S. 1650–1688. Pages S9930–31 Measures Reported: S. 113, to modify the date as of which certain tribal land of the Lytton Rancheria of California is deemed to be held in trust. (S. Rept. No. 109–136) S. 1197, to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, with an amendment in the naPage S9930 ture of a substitute. Measures Passed: National Flood Insurance Program Enhanced Borrowing Authority Act: Senate passed H.R. 3669, to temporarily increase the borrowing authority of the Federal Emergency Management Agency for carrying out the national flood insurance program, clearing the measure for the President.
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the Southwest Border Prosecutors Initiative, and transitional housing for women subjected to domestic violence. Page S9899 Lieberman Amendment No. 1678, to provide financial relief for individuals and entities affected by Hurricane Katrina. Page S9899 DeWine Amendment No. 1671, to make available, from amounts otherwise available for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, $906,200,000 for aeronautics research and development programs of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Pages S9899–S9900 Clinton Amendment No. 1660, to establish a congressional commission to examine the Federal, State, and local response to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Region of the United States especially in the States of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and other areas impacted in the aftermath and make immediate corrective measures to improve such responses in the future.
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Commerce/Justice/Science Appropriations: Senate continued consideration of H.R. 2862, making appropriations for Science, the Departments of State, Justice, and Commerce, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2006, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
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Pending: Lincoln Amendment No. 1652, to provide for temporary medicaid disaster relief for survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Page S9898 Dayton Amendment No. 1654, to increase funding for Justice Assistance Grants. Page S9898 Biden Amendment No. 1661, to provide emergency funding for victims of Hurricane Katrina.
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Sarbanes Amendment No. 1662, to assist the victims of Hurricane Katrina with finding new housing. Page S9899 Dorgan Amendment No. 1665, to prohibit weakening any law that provides safeguards from unfair foreign trade practices. Page S9899 Sununu Amendment No. 1669, to increase funding for the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program,

Coburn Amendment No. 1648, to eliminate the funding for the Advanced Technology Program and increase the funding available for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, community oriented policing services, and State and local law enforcement assistance. Pages S9902–07 A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 10:45 a.m., on Tuesday, September 13, 2005. Page S9942 Clean Air Act Resolution: Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S.J. Res. 20, disapproving a rule promulgated by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to delist coal and oil-direct utility units from the source category list under the Clean Air Act, and by a unanimous vote of 92 yeas (Vote No. 224), Senate agreed to the motion to proceed.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for consideration of the resolution at 12:10 a.m., on Tuesday, September 13, 2005; that there be 20 minutes for debate, and the Senate then vote on final passage of the joint resolution. Page S9942
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD — DAILY DIGEST

September 12, 2005

Appointments: Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary Group: The Chair, on behalf of the Vice President, pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 276d–276g, as amended, appointed the following Senators as members of the Senate Delegation to the Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary Group during the First Session of the 109th Congress: Senators Grassley, Lott, Voinovich, Chambliss, and Burr.
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Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance: The Chair, on behalf of the President pro tempore, pursuant to Public Law 99–498, reappointed the following individual to a three-year term (commencing on October 1, 2005), as a member of the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance: Claude O. Pressnell, Jr., of Tennessee.
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Amendments Submitted: Pages S9940–41 Authority for Committees to Meet: Page S9941 Privilege of the Floor: Page S9941 Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total—224) Pages S9921–22 Adjournment: Senate convened at 2 p.m., and adjourned at 8 p.m., until 9:45 a.m., on Tuesday, September 13, 2005. (For Senate’s program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today’s Record on page S9942.)

Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)

Measures Read First Time: Pages S9928, S9941 Executive Communications: Pages S9928–30 Additional Cosponsors: Pages S9931–32 Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S9932–40

Additional Statements:

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NOMINATION Committee on the Judiciary: Committee began hearings to examine the nomination of John G. Roberts, Jr., of Maryland, to be Chief Justice of the United States, where the nominee, who was introduced by Senators Lugar, Warner and Bayh, testified and answered questions in his own behalf. Hearings continue tomorrow.

House of Representatives
Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 2 public bills, H.R. 3725–3726, were introduced. Page H7819 Additional Cosponsors: Page H7820 Reports Filed: There were filed today as follows.
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Adjournment: The House met at 12 p.m. and adjourned at 12:05 p.m.

Committee Meetings

No committee meetings were held. NEW PUBLIC LAWS

H.R. 3132, to make improvements to the national sex offender registration program, with an amendment (Rept. 109–218, Pt. 1) (Report filed on September 9, 2005). Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Cole to act as speaker pro tempore for today. Page H7817 Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page H7818. Senate Referrals: S. 1250, S. 1339 and S. 1415 was referred to the Committee on Resources. S. 1340 was held at the desk. Page H7818 Quorum Calls—Votes: There were no votes or quorum calls.

(For last listing of Public Laws, see DAILY DIGEST, p. D 895)

H.R. 3650, to allow United States courts to conduct business during emergency conditions. Signed on September 9, 2005. (Public Law 109–63)
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COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2005
(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate
Committee on Finance: Subcommittee on Social Security and Family Policy, to hold hearings to examine how the nonprofit sector meets the needs of American communities relating to charities on the frontline, 10 a.m., SD–106.

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Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: to hold hearings to examine the nominations of John R. Fisher, to be an Associate Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Juliet JoAnn McKenna, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Colleen Duffy Kiko, of Virginia, to be General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority, and Mary M. Rose, of North Carolina, to be a Member of the Merit Systems Protection Board, 10 a.m., SD–342. Committee on the Judiciary: to continue hearings to examine the nomination of John G. Roberts, Jr., of Maryland, to be Chief Justice of the United States, 9:30 a.m., SH–216.

Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Federalism and the Census, hearing entitled ‘‘Brownfields and the Fifty States: Are State Incentive Programs Capable of Solving America’s Brownfields Problem?’’ 10 a.m., 2203 Rayburn. Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations, hearing entitled ‘‘Combating Terrorism: Visas Still Vulnerable,’’ 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn. Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations, hearing entitled ‘‘Protecting Street Children: Vigilantes or the Rule of Law?’’ 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn. Committee on Rules, to consider H.R. 3132, Children’s Safety Act of 2005, 5:30 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

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Next Meeting of the SENATE 9:45 a.m., Tuesday, September 13

September 12, 2005

Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 13

Senate Chamber

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond 60 minutes), Senate will continue consideration of H.R. 2862, Commerce/Justice/Science Appropriations. At 12:10, Senate will begin consideration of S.J. Res. 20, Clean Air Act Resolution, with 20 minutes for debate, followed by a vote on final passage of the joint resolution to occur at approximately 12:30 p.m., following which, Senate will recess until 2:15 p.m. for their respective party conferences.

Program for Tuesday: Consideration of Suspensions: H.R. 3649, Sportfishing and Recreational Boating Safety Amendments Act of 2005; S. Con. Res. 26, a concurrent resolution honoring and memorializing the passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93; S. 252, Dandini Research Park Conveyance Act; S. 264, Hawaii Water Resources Act of 2005; S. 276, Wind Cave National Park Boundary Revision Act of 2005; and H.R. 539, Caribbean National Forest Act of 2005.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
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