Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Daily Digest
HIGHLIGHTS
Senate confirmed the nomination of Michael Chertoff, of New Jersey, to be Secretary of Homeland Security.

Senate
Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S1361–S1437 Measures Introduced: Sixteen bills and two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 375–390, and S. Con. Res. 12–13. Pages S1413–14 Measures Passed: Honoring the American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 13, congratulating ASME on their 125th anniversary, celebrating the achievements of ASME members, and expressing the gratitude of the American people for ASME’s contributions. Pages S1435–36 Nomination: Senate continued consideration of the nomination of Michael Chertoff, of New Jersey, to be Secretary of Homeland Security.
Pages S1369–87, S1437

Additional Cosponsors: Pages S1414–15 Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S1415–35

Additional Statements: Pages S1411–12 Authority for Committees to Meet: Page S1435 Privilege of the Floor: Page S1435 Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total—10) Page S1387 Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:45 a.m., and adjourned at 5:45 p.m., until 9:30 a.m., on Wednesday, February 16, 2005. (For Senate’s program, see the remarks of Majority Leader in today’s Record on page S1436.)

Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)

Nazi War Crimes Working Group Extension Act—Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, February 16, 2005, Senate begin consideration of S. 384, a bill to extend the existence of the Nazi War Crimes Working Group; that there be 90 minutes of debate equally divided between the Majority Leader, or his designee, and the Democratic Leader, or his designee; that there be no amendments in order, and that following the use, or yielding back of time, the Senate vote on final passage.
Page S1436

Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations: Lester M. Crawford, of Maryland, to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services. 1 Army nomination in the rank of general. Routine lists in the Army. Pages S1436–37 Measures Placed on Calendar: Page S1412 Executive Communications: Pages S1412–13

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY BUDGET Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine priorities and plans for the atomic energy defense activities of the Department of Energy (DOE) and to review the President’s budget request for fiscal year 2006 for atomic energy defense activities of the Department of Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration, focusing on the Administration’s priorities for nuclear weapons, threat reduction programs, and DOE’s environmental clean-up program, after receiving testimony from Samuel W. Bodman, Secretary of Energy. NOMINATIONS Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of John Paul Woodley, Jr., of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army, Buddie J. Penn, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Navy, who was introduced by former Senator Symms, and the following named officer for appointment in the United
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States Navy to the grade indicated while assigned to a position of importance and responsibility under title 10, U.S.C., section 601: Adm. William J. Fallon, to be Admiral, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf. BUDGET: TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the President’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2006 for the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration and related program, after receiving testimony from David M. Stone, Assistant Secretary of Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security; and Cathleen Ann Berrick, Director, Homeland Security and Justice, Government Accountability Office. LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy concluded a hearing to examine the future of liquefied natural gas, focusing on the prospects for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the United States and to discuss the safety and security issues related to LNG developments, after receiving testimony from J. Mark Robinson, Director, Office of Energy Projects, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Captain David L. Scott, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security; Mike Hightower, Technical Staff Member, Sandia

National Laboratories; Michael R. Peevey, California Public Utilities Commission, Los Angeles; William Kramer, Jr., New Jersey Division of Fire Safety, Trenton, on behalf of the National Association of State Fire Marshals; Mayor David N. Cicilline, Providence, Rhode Island; Thomas E. Giles, Mitsubishi, Long Beach, California; and Richard L. Grant, Tractebel North America, and Distrigas of Massachusetts, Boston. NOMINATION Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of Robert B. Zoellick, to be Deputy Secretary of State, after the nominee, who was introduced by Senators Grassley and Baucus, testified and answered questions in his own behalf. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS BUDGET Committee on Veterans’ Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the President’s proposed budget request for fiscal year 2006, after receiving testimony from R. James Nicholson, Secretary of Veterans Affairs; Peter S. Gaytan, The American Legion, Dennis M. Cullinan, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Joseph A. Violante, Disabled American Veterans, and Richard B. Fuller, Paralyzed Veterans of America, all of Washington, D.C.; and Richard Jones, AMVETS, Lanham, Maryland.

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House of Representatives
Chamber Action
Measures Introduced: 37 public bills, H.R. 798–835; and 18 resolutions, H.J. Res. 19–20; H. Con. Res. 61–65, and H. Res. 92–94 and 97–104, were introduced. Pages H627–30 Additional Cosponsors: Pages H630–31 Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows: H. Res. 95, providing for consideration of H.R. 310, to increase the penalties for violations by television and radio broadcasters of the prohibitions against transmission of obscene, indecent, and profane material (H. Rept. 109–6); and H. Res. 96, providing for consideration of S. 5, to amend the procedures that apply to consideration of interstate class actions to assure fairer outcomes for class members and defendants (H. Rept. 109–7).
Page H627

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Petri to act as Speaker Pro Tempore for today. Page H589 Recess: The House recessed at 12:53 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m. Page H592 Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures: Recognizing the contributions of the ‘‘Greensboro Four’’ to the civil rights movement: H. Con. Res. 25, recognizing the contributions of Jibreel Khazan (Ezell Blair, Jr.), David Richmond, Joseph McNeil, and Franklin McCain, the ‘‘Greensboro Four’’, to the civil rights movement, by a 2⁄3 yea-and-nay vote of 424 yeas with none voting ‘‘nay’’, Roll No. 32;
Pages H593–96, H602–03

Arthur Stacey Mastrapa Post Office Building Designation Act: H.R. 324, to designate the facility

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of the United States Postal Service located at 321 Montgomery Road in Altamonte Springs, Florida, as the ‘‘Arthur Stacey Mastrapa Post Office Building’’, by a 2⁄3 yea-and-nay vote of 420 yeas with none voting ‘‘nay’’, Roll No. 33; Pages H596–97, H603 Congratulating the Patriots on winning Super Bowl XXXIX: H. Res. 86, congratulating the Patriots on winning Super Bowl XXXIX; and
Pages H597–H601

Recognizing the Virginia Fire Chiefs Association on its 75th anniversary: H. Res. 80, recognizing the Virginia Fire Chief‘s Association on the occasion of its 75th anniversary and commending the Virginia Fire Chief’s Association for sponsoring annually the Mid-Atlantic Expo and Symposium.
Pages H601–02

Agreed to amend the title so as to read: commending fire chiefs associations. Page H602 Recess: The House recessed at 3:07 p.m. and reconvened at 6:30 p.m. Page H602 Late Report: The House agreed that the Committee on Education and the Workforce have until 5 p.m. on February 25, 2005, to file a late report on H.R. 27, to enhance the workforce investment system of the Nation by strengthening one-stop career centers, providing for more effective governance arrangements, promoting access to a more comprehensive array of employment, training, and related services, establishing a targeted approach to serving youth, and improving performance accountability. Page H602 Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe—Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker’s appointment of the following Members to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: Representative Smith (NJ), co-chairman; and Representatives Wolf, Pitts, Aderholt, and Pence.
Pages H603–04

Quorum Calls—Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H602–03 and H603. There were no quorum calls. Adjournment: The House met at 12:30 p.m. and adjourned at 9:58 p.m.

Committee Meetings
COMMITTEE ORGANIZATION; OVERSIGHT PLAN Committee on Appropriations: Met for organizational purposes. The Committee approved an Oversight Plan for the 109th Congress.

VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION FOR THE FUTURE ACT Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Education Reform held a hearing on H.R. 366, Vocational and Technical Education for the Future Act. Testimony was heard from Lewis L. Atkinson, III, Associate Secretary, Adult Education and Workforce Development, Department of Education, State of Delaware; Patrick Ainsworth, Assistant Superintendent and Director, Secondary, Postsecondary, and Adult Leadership Division, Department of Education, State of California; and a public witness. SEC’S MARKET STRUCTURE PROPOSAL Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises held a hearing entitled ‘‘The SEC’s Market Structure Proposal: Will It Enhance Competition?’’ Testimony was heard from public witnesses. BROADCAST DECENCY ENFORCEMENT ACT Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a structured rule providing one hour of debate on H.R. 310, Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act, in the House equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule makes in order the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution, if offered by Representative Upton of Michigan or his designee, which shall be considered as read, and which shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent. The rules waives all points of order against the amendment printed in the report. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was heard from Representatives Upton, Markey, Slaughter, and Moran of Virginia. CLASS ACTION FAIRNESS ACT OF 2005; COMMITTEE BUSINESS Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a structured rule providing 90 minutes of debate on S. 5, Class Action Fairness Act, in the House equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule makes in order the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution, if offered by Representative Conyers of Michigan or his designee, which shall be considered as read, and which shall be debatable for 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent. The

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rule waives all points of order against the amendment printed in the report. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was heard from Chairman Sensenbrenner and Representative Scott of Virginia. The Committee also approved pending Committee business. THREATS Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Met in executive session to hold a hearing on Threats. Testimony was heard from departmental witnesses. Hearings continue tomorrow.
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Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold hearings to examine the world threat, 10 a.m., SH–216.

House
Committee on Agriculture, to meet for organizational purposes, and to consider the following: an Oversight Plan for the 109th Congress; and Budget Views and Estimates for Fiscal Year 2006 for submission to the Committee on the Budget, 11 a.m., 1300 Longworth. Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, on Secretary of Agriculture, 9:30 a.m., 2362A Rayburn. Subcommittee on Defense, executive, on Force Protection, 10 a.m., H–140 Capitol. Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs, on Secretary of State, 2 p.m., 2359 Rayburn. Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies, on Social Security Administration, 10:15 a.m., 2358 Rayburn. Subcommittee on Military Quality of Life, Veterans’ Affairs and Related Agencies, on Quality of Life, 9:30 a.m., 2358 Rayburn. Committee on Armed Services, to continue hearings on the Fiscal Year 2006 National Defense budget request, 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn. Committee on the Budget, hearing on National and Homeland Security: Meeting the Needs, 10 a.m., 210 Cannon. Committee on Education and the Workforce, to mark up H.R. 27, Job Training Improvement Act of 2005, 10:30 a.m., 2175 Rayburn. Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection, to mark up H.R. 29, Spy Act, 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn. Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality, to continue hearings entitled ‘‘Energy Policy Act of 2005: Ensuring Jobs for Our Future with Secure and Reliable Energy,’’ 11 a.m., 2322 Rayburn. Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ‘‘Terrorist Responses to Improved U.S. Financial Defenses,’’ 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn. Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources, hearing entitled ‘‘Is There Such a Thing as Safe Drug Abuse?’’ 2:30 p.m., 2154 Rayburn. Subcommittee on Government Management, Finance, and Accountability, hearing entitled ‘‘Improving Internal Controls—A Review of Changes to OMB Circular A–123,’’ 2 p.m., 2247 Rayburn. Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing, and Terrorism Risk Assessment, hearing entitled: ‘‘The Proposed Fiscal Year 2006: Building the Information Analysis Capability of DHS,’’ 2 p.m., 1334 Longworth. Committee on International Relations, hearing on United States Policy Toward Iran: Next Steps, 10:30 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2005
(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate
Committee on Appropriations: to hold hearings to examine the President’s proposed budget request for fiscal year 2006 for the Emergency Supplemental, 2 p.m., SD–106. Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to hold hearings to examine the semiannual monetary policy report to Congress, 10 a.m., SD–G50. Committee on the Budget: to hold hearings to examine transparency of budget measures, 10 a.m., SD–608. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: business meeting to consider pending calendar business, 11:30 a.m., SD–366. Committee on Environment and Public Works: business meeting to consider S. 131, to amend the Clean Air Act to reduce air pollution through expansion of cap and trade programs, to provide an alternative regulatory classification for units subject to the cap and trade program, and S. 125, to designate the United States courthouse located at 501 I Street in Sacramento, California, as the ‘‘Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse’’, 9:30 a.m., SD–406. Committee on Finance: to hold hearings to examine the President’s budget proposals for fiscal year 2006, 10 a.m., SD–215. Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine the President’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2006 for foreign affairs, 10 a.m., SD–419. Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: to hold hearings to examine the realities of safety and security regarding drug importation, 10 a.m., SD–430. Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: to hold hearings to examine transforming government for the 21st Century, 10 a.m., SD–342. Committee on Indian Affairs: to hold hearings to examine the President’s fiscal year 2006 budget request for Indian programs, 9:30 a.m., SD–562. Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Property Rights, to hold hearings to examine obscenity prosecution and the Constitution, 3 p.m., SD–226.

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Subcommittee on Europe and Emerging Threats, hearing An Overview of Transatlantic Relations Prior to President Bush’s Visit to Europe, 1 p.m., 2200 Rayburn. Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia and the Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation, joint hearing on Iran: A Quarter-Century of State-Sponsored Terror, 1 p.m., 2172 Rayburn. Committee on Resources, oversight hearing on the Status of the Indian Trust Fund Lawsuit, Cobell v. Norton, 11 a.m., 1324 Longworth. Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources and the Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health, joint oversight hearing on the Impact of High Energy Costs on the Competitiveness of America’s Pulp and Paper Industry, 2 p.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Science, hearing on An Overview of the Federal R&D Budget for Fiscal Year 2006, 11 a.m., 2328 Rayburn. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to consider the following: Budget Views and Estimates for Fiscal Year 2006 for submission to the Committee on the Budget; an Oversight Plan for the 109th Congress; and any other pending business, 11 a.m., 2167 Rayburn. Subcommittee on Water Resources, oversight hearing on the following Agency Budgets and Priorities for Fiscal Year 2006: EPA and NOAA, 2 p.m., 2167 Rayburn. Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, hearing on the Department of Veterans Affairs Budget for Fiscal Year 2006, 10 a.m., 334 Cannon. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, executive, to continue hearings on Threats, 10 a.m., and 2 p.m., H–405 Capitol.

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Resume of Congressional Activity ´ ´
FIRST SESSION OF THE ONE HUNDRED EIGHTH CONGRESS

´ ´ The first table gives a comprehensive resume of all legislative business transacted by the Senate and House. The second table accounts for all nominations submitted to the Senate by the President for Senate confirmation.
DATA ON LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY January 7 through December 9, 2003
Senate House Total
.. .. .. .. 198 0 .. 1,264 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 727 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 7,014 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Days in session .................................... 167 133 Time in session ................................... 1,454 hrs., 05′ 1,014 hrs., 39′ Congressional Record: Pages of proceedings ................... 16,221 12,928 Extensions of Remarks ................ .. 2,559 Public bills enacted into law ............... 62 136 Private bills enacted into law .............. 0 0 Bills in conference ............................... 22 8 Measures passed, total ......................... 590 674 Senate bills .................................. 183 59 House bills .................................. 134 286 Senate joint resolutions ............... 5 3 House joint resolutions ............... 15 20 Senate concurrent resolutions ...... 37 8 House concurrent resolutions ...... 33 77 Simple resolutions ....................... 183 221 Measures reported, total ...................... *352 *375 Senate bills .................................. 240 11 House bills .................................. 46 233 Senate joint resolutions ............... 4 1 House joint resolutions ............... 0 3 Senate concurrent resolutions ...... 10 0 House concurrent resolutions ...... 1 9 Simple resolutions ....................... 51 118 Special reports ..................................... 18 6 Conference reports ............................... 3 24 Measures pending on calendar ............. 153 78 Measures introduced, total .................. 2,398 4,616 Bills ............................................. 2,004 3,700 Joint resolutions .......................... 26 83 Concurrent resolutions ................ 86 348 Simple resolutions ....................... 283 485 Quorum calls ....................................... 3 2 Yea-and-nay votes ............................... 459 417 Recorded votes .................................... 0 258 Bills vetoed ......................................... 0 0 Vetoes overridden ................................ 0 0

DISPOSITION OF EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS (108–1) January 7, 2003 through December 31, 2003
Civilian Nominations, totaling 600, disposed of as follows: Confirmed ...................................................................................... Unconfirmed .................................................................................. Withdrawn .................................................................................... Returned to White House ............................................................. Other Civilian Nominations, totaling 2,578, disposed of as follows: Confirmed ...................................................................................... Unconfirmed .................................................................................. Air Force Nominations, totaling 9,068, disposed of as follows: Confirmed ...................................................................................... Unconfirmed .................................................................................. Returned to White House ............................................................. Army Nominations, totaling 6,012, disposed of as follows: Confirmed ...................................................................................... Unconfirmed .................................................................................. Returned to White House ............................................................. Navy Nominations, totaling 7,752, disposed of as follows: Confirmed ...................................................................................... Unconfirmed .................................................................................. Marine Corps Nominations, totaling 2,413, disposed of as follows: Confirmed ...................................................................................... Unconfirmed .................................................................................. 2,411 2 5,308 2,444 5,416 594 2 5,494 3,572 2 2,573 5 378 195 13 14

Summary Total Total Total Total Total Total Nominations carried over from the First Session ......................... 0 Nominations Received this Session .............................................. 28,423 Confirmed .................................................................................... 21,580 Unconfirmed ................................................................................ 6,812 Withdrawn ................................................................................... 13 Returned to the White House ..................................................... 18

* These figures include all measures reported, even if there was no accompanying report. A total of 220 reports have been filed in the Senate, 405 reports have been filed in the House.

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Resume of Congressional Activity ´ ´
SECOND SESSION OF THE ONE HUNDRED EIGHTH CONGRESS

´ ´ The first table gives a comprehensive resume of all legislative business transacted by the Senate and House. The second table accounts for all nominations submitted to the Senate by the President for Senate confirmation.
DATA ON LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY January 3 through December 31, 2004
Senate
Days in session .................................... 133 Time in session ................................... 1,031 hrs., 31′ Congressional Record: Pages of proceedings ................... 12,087 Extensions of Remarks ................ .. Public bills enacted into law ............... 84 Private bills enacted into law .............. 2 Bills in conference ............................... 10 Measures passed, total ......................... 663 Senate bills .................................. 192 House bills .................................. 216 Senate joint resolutions ............... 6 House joint resolutions ............... 8 Senate concurrent resolutions ...... 44 House concurrent resolutions ...... 39 Simple resolutions ....................... 158 Measures reported, total ...................... *317 Senate bills .................................. 227 House bills .................................. 62 Senate joint resolutions ............... 5 House joint resolutions ............... 0 Senate concurrent resolutions ...... 6 House concurrent resolutions ...... 2 Simple resolutions ....................... 15 Special reports ..................................... 9 Conference reports ............................... 2 Measures pending on calendar ............. 296 Measures introduced, total .................. 1,318 Bills ............................................. 1,032 Joint resolutions .......................... 16 Concurrent resolutions ................ 66 Simple resolutions ....................... 204 Quorum calls ....................................... 1 Yea-and-nay votes ............................... 216 Recorded votes .................................... 0 Bills vetoed ......................................... 0 Vetoes overridden ................................ 0

House
110 879 hrs., 3′ 11,057 2,212 216 4 9 747 86 332 3 12 15 88 211 *374 18 246 0 1 0 6 103 6 15 161 2,338 1,732 32 184 390 1 313 230 0 0

Total
.. .. .. .. 300 6 .. 1,410 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 691 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 3,656 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..

DISPOSITION OF EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS (108–2) January 20, 2004 through December 31, 2004
Civilian Nominations, totaling 535 (including 195 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows: Confirmed ...................................................................................... Withdrawn .................................................................................... Returned to White House ............................................................. Other Civilian Nominations, totaling 4,082 (including 5 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows: Confirmed ...................................................................................... Withdrawn .................................................................................... Returned to White House ............................................................. Air Force Nominations, totaling 9,649 (including 3,572 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows: Confirmed ...................................................................................... Withdrawn .................................................................................... Returned to White House ............................................................. Army Nominations, totaling 5,918 (including 594 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows: Confirmed ...................................................................................... Returned to White House ............................................................. Navy Nominations, totaling 9,819 (including 2,444 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows: Confirmed ...................................................................................... Returned to White House ............................................................. Marine Corps Nominations, totaling 1,229 (including 2 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows: Confirmed ...................................................................................... Returned to White House ............................................................. 1,225 4 9,803 16 5,827 91 5,777 2 3,870 4,077 1 4 338 23 174

Total Total Total Total Total Total

Summary Nominations carried over from the First Session ......................... 6,812 Nominations Received this Session .............................................. 24,420 Confirmed .................................................................................... 27,047 Unconfirmed ................................................................................ 0 Withdrawn ................................................................................... 26 Returned to the White House ..................................................... 4,159

* These figures include all measures reported, even if there was no accompanying report. A total of 328 reports have been filed in the Senate, 395 reports have been filed in the House.

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15 ....................... 33 ....................... 129 ..................... 144 ..................... 150 ..................... 434 ..................... 437 ..................... 523 ..................... 524 ..................... 551 ..................... 610 ..................... 643 ..................... 714 ..................... 741 ..................... 1134 ................... 1146 ................... 1167 ................... 1194 ................... 1233 ................... 1241 ................... 1301 ................... 1368 ................... 1421 ................... 1466 ................... 1537 ................... 1576 ................... 1663 ................... 1687 ................... 1721 ................... 1727 ................... 1778 ................... 1791 ................... 1814 ................... 1848 ................... 1881 ................... 1904 ................... 2017 ................... 2022 ................... 2043 ................... 2052 ................... 2057 ................... 2092 ................... 2136 ................... 2178 ................... 2180 ................... 2192 ................... 2195 ................... 2214 ................... 2231 ................... 2238 ................... 2241 ................... 2264 ................... 2292 ................... 2302 ................... 2315 ................... 2319 ................... 2363 ................... 2415 ................... 2484 ................... 2486 ................... 2507 ...................

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To amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the supply of pancreatic islet cells for research, and to provide for better coordination of Federal efforts and information on islet cell transplantation. To increase, effective as of December 1, 2004, the rates of disability compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for survivors of certain service-connected disabled veterans, and for other purposes. To amend the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 to support programs of grants to States to address the assistive technology needs of individuals with disabilities, and for other purposes. To amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend provisions relating to mammography quality standards. To temporarily extend the programs under the Higher Education Act of 1965. To expand the boundaries of the Fort Donelson National Battlefield to authorize the acquisition and interpretation of lands associated with the campaign that resulted in the capture of the fort in 1862, and for other purposes. To authorize the President to award a gold medal on behalf of the Congress to Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. (posthumously) and his widow Coretta Scott King in recognition of their contributions to the Nation on behalf of the civil rights movement. To extend for eighteen months the period for which chapter 12 of title 11, United States Code, is reenacted. To amend the International Child Abduction Remedies Act to limit the tort liability of private entities or organizations that carry out responsibilities of United States Central Authority under that Act. To modify and extend certain privatization requirements of the Communications Satellite Act of 1962. To reauthorize the State Justice Institute ....... S. H.R. S. S. 1721 Oct. 14, 2003 April 22, 2004 1134 2714 Jud 2896 Oct. 5, 2004 Jud EPW Res IA .................. Sept. 25, 2003 .................. Sept. 7, 2004 AS-H May 14, 2004 .................. ............ 285 Oct. 1, 2004 May 13, 2004 .................. ............ 656 ............ ............ 382 264 Oct. 8, 2004 Oct. 5, 2004 July 14, 2003 May 22, 2003 Mar. 10, 2004 Oct. 7, 2004 Oct. 7, 2004 491 ............ May 20, 2004 Sept. 30, 2004 Oct. 6, 2004 June 2, 2004 June 23, 2004

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To protect the voting rights of members of the Armed Services in elections for the Delegate representing American Samoa in the United States House of Representatives, and for other purposes. To give a preference regarding States that require schools to allow students to self-administer medication to treat that student’s asthma or anaphylaxis, and for other purposes. To amend the Organic Act of Guam for the purposes of clarifying the local judicial structure of Guam. To amend the Agricultural Adjustment Act to remove the requirement that processors be members of an agency administering a marketing order applicable to pears. To clarify the boundaries of the John H. Chafee Coast Barrier Resources System Cedar Keys Unit P25 on Otherwise Protected Area P25P. To provide for the conveyance of several small parcels of National Forest System land in the Apalachicola National Forest, Florida, to resolve boundary discrepancies involving the Mt. Trial Primitive Baptist Church of Wakulla County, Florida, and for other purposes. To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain lands and facilities of the Provo River Project. To amend title 44, United States Code, to improve the efficiency of operations by the National Archives and Records Administration and to reauthorize the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. To provide for the control and eradication of the brown tree snake on the island of Guam and the prevention of the introduction of the brown tree snake to other areas of the United States, and for other purposes. To adjust the boundary of the John Muir National Historic Site, and for other purposes. To authorize improvements in the operations of the government of the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. Jan. 20, 2004 Feb. 11, 2004 Feb. 24, 2004 June 18, 2004 June 17, 2004 ENR June 25, 2004 June 21, 2004 June 21, 2004 570 ............ July 19, 2004 Oct. 10, 2004 Oct. 11, 2004 Oct. 10, 2004 H.R. 3819

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To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at United States Route 1 in Ridgeway, North Carolina, as the ‘‘Eva Holtzman Post Office’’. To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1001 Williams Street in Ignacio, Colorado, as the ‘‘Leonard C. Burch Post Office Building’’. To protect crime victims’ rights, to eliminate the substantial backlog of DNA samples collected from crime scenes and convicted offenders, to improve and expand the DNA testing capacity of Federal, State, and local crime laboratories, to increase research and development of new DNA testing technologies, to develop new training programs regarding the collection and use of DNA evidence, to provide post-conviction testing of DNA evidence to exonerate the innocent, to improve the performance of counsel in State capital cases, and for other purposes. To provide assistance to Special Olympics to support expansion of Special Olympics and development of education programs and a Healthy Athletes Program, and for other purposes. To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 11110 Sunset Hills Road in Reston, Virginia, as the ‘‘Martha Pennino Post Office Building’’. To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 23055 Sherman Way in West Hills, California, as the ‘‘Evan Asa Ashcraft Post Office Building’’. To reduce certain special allowance payments and provide additional teacher loan forgiveness on Federal student loans. To amend the John F. Kennedy Center Act to authorize appropriations for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and for other purposes. To provide for reform relating to Federal employment, and for other purposes. To require the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a program to provide assistance through States to eligible weed management entities to control or eradicate noxious weeds on public and private land. To authorize the Secretary of the Interior, in cooperation with the University of New Mexico, to construct and occupy a portion of the Hibben Center for Archaeological Research at the University of New Mexico. To foster local collaborations which will ensure that resources are effectively and efficiently used within the criminal and juvenile justice systems. S. 1194 June 5, 2003 Jud Jud Oct. 5, 2004 Oct. 23, 2003 732 0 Oct. 6, 2004 Oct. 27, 2003

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To amend the Livestock Mandatory Price Reporting Act of 1999 to modify the termination date for mandatory price reporting. To amend title 38, United States Code, to simplify and improve pay provisions for physicians and dentists, to authorize alternate work schedules and executive pay for nurses. To reauthorize the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and for other purposes. Making appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005, and for other purposes. To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to extend medicare cost-sharing for the medicare part B premium for qualifying individuals through September 2005. To amend and extend the Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program Act of 1998. To amend title 21, District of Columbia Official Code, to enact the provisions of the Mental Health Civil Commitment Act of 2002 which affect the Commission on Mental Health and require action by Congress in order to take effect. To provide for adjustments to the Central Arizona Project in Arizona, to authorize the Gila River Indian Community water rights settlement, to reauthorize and amend the Southern Arizona Water Rights Settlement Act of 1982, and for other purposes. To facilitate the transfer of land in the State of Alaska, and for other purposes. To amend title 35, United States Code, to promote cooperative research involving universities, the public sector, and private enterprises. To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve and enhance education, housing, employment, medical, and other benefits for veterans and to improve and extend certain authorities relating to the administration or benefits for veterans, and for other purposes. To extend the authority of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa to hold court in Rock Island, Illinois. To reauthorize the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act of 1998, and for other purposes. To amend the District of Columbia College Access Act of 1999 to reauthorize for 5 additional years the public school and private school tuition assistance programs established under the Act. To reform the intelligence community and the intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, and for other purposes. S. 2845 Sept. 23, 2004 .................. .................. ............ ............ Oct. 16, 2004 Oct. 6, 2004 Dec. 17, 2004

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To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 140 Sacramento Street in Rio Vista, California, as the ‘‘Adam G. Kinser Post Office Building’’. To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 560 Bay Isles Road in Longboat Key, Florida, as the ‘‘Lieutenant General James V. Edmundson Post Office Building’’. To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 25 McHenry Street in Rosine, Kentucky, as the ‘‘Bill Monroe Post Office’’. To authorize grants to establish academies for teachers and students of American history and civics, and for other purposes. To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 5505 Stevens Way in San Diego, California, as the ‘‘Earl B. Gilliam/Imperial Avenue Post Office Building’’. To treat certain arrangements maintained by the YMCA Retirement Fund as church plans for the purposes of certain provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and for other purposes. To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4985 Moorhead Avenue in Boulder, Colorado, as the ‘‘Donald G. Brotzman Post Office Building’’. To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 103 East Kleberg in Kingsville, Texas, as the ‘‘Irma Rangel Post Office Building’’. Recognizing the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Peleliu and the end of Imperial Japanese control of Palau during World War II and urging the Secretary of the Interior to work to protect the historic sites of the Peleliu Battlefield National Historic Landmark and to establish commemorative programs honoring the Americans who fought there. To authorize funds for an educational center for the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, and for other purposes. To provide for the expansion of Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge. To prevent and punish counterfeiting of copyrighted copies and phonorecords, and for other purposes. To authorize the exchange of certain land in Everglades National Park. To amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to improve the results and accountability of microenterprise development assistance programs, and for other purposes. To authorize the Secretary of Commerce to make available to the University of Miami property under the administrative jurisdiction of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Virginia Key, Florida, for use by the University for a Marine Life Science Center.

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Program for Wednesday: After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond 11 a.m.), Senate will begin consideration of S. 384, Nazi War Crimes Working Group Extension Act for 90 minutes of debate and then vote on final passage of the bill.

Program for Wednesday: Consideration of Suspensions: (1) H.J. Res. 18, recognizing the historic commitment of the United States to the recovery of and full accounting for Americans who are prisoners of war or in a missing status. Consideration of H.R. 310, Broadcasting Decency Enforcement Act of 2005 (structured rule, one hour of debate).

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HOUSE Bartlett, Roscoe G., Md., E239 Berman, Howard L., Calif., E236 Blumenauer, Earl, Ore., E234 Boustany, Charles W., Jr., La., E235 Burgess, Michael C., Tex., E239 Butterfield, G.K., N.C., E244 Cantor, Eric, Va., E237 Castle, Michael N., Del., E233 Clay, Wm. Lacy, Mo., E238 Costa, Jim, Calif., E238, E240, E241 Davis, Danny K., Ill., E244, E245 Dreier, David, Calif., E242 Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E234 Feeney, Tom, Fla., E233 Green, Al, Tex., E247 Kennedy, Mark R., Minn., E244, E245 Langevin, James R., R.I., E247 Lantos, Tom, Calif., E231 Lee, Barbara, Calif., E231, E235 McCaul, Michael T., Tex., E236 McCollum, Betty, Minn., E241 McCotter, Thaddeus G., Mich., E242 Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E232 Miller, Jeff, Fla., E242 Ney, Robert W., Ohio, E238, E240, E241, E242, E243 Ortiz, Solomon P., Tex., E242 Pascrell, Bill, Jr., N.J., E231, E234, E238 Pastor, Ed, Ariz., E243 Pelosi, Nancy, Calif., E244 Radanovich, George, Calif., E232, E235 Rahall, Nick J., II, W.Va., E246 Sanders, Bernard, Vt., E232 Sessions, Pete, Tex., E235 Simpson, Michael K., Idaho, E238 Skelton, Ike, Mo., E241 Solis, Hilda L., Calif., E236 Stark, Fortney Pete, Calif., E237 Stupak, Bart, Mich., E233 Tancredo, Thomas G., Colo., E246 Towns, Edolphus, N.Y., E239, E240 Udall, Mark, Colo., E243, E245, E248 Walsh, James T., N.Y., E233 Wolf, Frank R., Va., E234

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