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Authority For Committees To Meet

Sen. Harry Reid

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Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry be authorized to meet during the session of the Senate on Thursday, August 2, 2001. The purpose of this Hearing will be to discuss rural economic development issues for the next Federal farm bill.

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Sen. Harry Reid

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Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation be authorized to meet on Thursday, August 2, 2001, at 9:30 a.m., on pending committee business.

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Sen. Harry Reid

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Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, be authorized to meet during the session of the Senate on Thursday, August 2, at 2:30 p.m., to conduct a joint oversight hearing. The committees will receive testimony on the National Academy of Sciences report on fuel economy.

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Sen. Harry Reid

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Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources be authorized to meet during the session of the Senate on Thursday, August 2, for purposes of conducting a full committee business meeting which is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. The purpose of this business meeting is to continue consideration of energy policy legislation, if necessary.

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Sen. Harry Reid

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Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources be authorized to meet during the session of the Senate on Thursday, August 2, at 10 a.m., to conduct a business meeting.

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Sen. Harry Reid

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Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on Finance be authorized to meet in open executive session during the session of the Senate on Thursday, August 2, 2001.

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Sen. Harry Reid

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Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on Governmental Affairs be authorized to meet on Thursday, August 2, 2001, at 9:30 a.m., for a business meeting to consider pending committee business.

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Sen. Harry Reid

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Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions be authorized to meet for a hearing on the nomination of John Lester Henshaw, of Missouri, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration during the session of the Senate on Thursday, August 2, 2001, at 9:30 a.m.

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Sen. Harry Reid

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Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on the Judiciary be authorized to meet to conduct a markup on Thursday, August 2, 2001, at 10 a.m., in Dirksen Building room 226.

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Sen. Harry Reid

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Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on Rules and Administration be authorized to meet during the session of the Senate on August 2, 2001, at 9 a.m., to hold a markup to consider the following legislation: S. 565, the ``Equal Protection of Voting Rights Act of 2001''; an original resolution providing for members on the part of the Senate of the Joint Committee on Printing and the Joint Committee of Congress on the Library; S.J. Res. 19 and 20, providing for the reappointment of Anne d'Harnoncourt and the appointment of Roger W. Sant, respectively, as Smithsonian Institution citizen regents; and other legislative and administrative matters ready for consideration at the time of the markup.

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Sen. Harry Reid

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Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on Veterans' Affairs be authorized to meet during the session of the Senate on Thursday, August 2, 2001, for a hearing on the nominations of John A. Gauss to be Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Information and Technology, and Claude M. Kicklighter to be Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Policy and Planning, followed by a markup on pending legislation.

Committee Print of S. 739, the proposed ``Heather French Henry Homeless Veterans Assistance Act.''

Committee Print of S. 1088, the proposed ``Veterans' Benefits Improvement Act of 2001.''

Committee Print of S. 1090, the proposed ``Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2001.''

Committee Print of S. 1188, the proposed ``Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Programs Enhancement Act of 2001.''

The meeting will take place in room 418 of the Russell Senate Office Building at 2:30 p.m.

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Sen. Harry Reid

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Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions of the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs be authorized to meet during the session of the Senate on Thursday, August 2, 2001, to conduct a hearing on ``Comprehensive Deposit Insurance Reform: Responses to the FDIC Recommendations For Reform.''

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Sen. Harry Reid

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Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support of the Committee on Armed Services be authorized to meet during the session of the Senate on Thursday, August 2, 2001, at 2:15 p.m., in open session to receive testimony on installation programs, military construction programs, and family housing programs, in review of the Defense authorization request for fiscal year 2002.

Without objection, it is so ordered.