[Congressional Record Volume 150, Number 93 (Thursday, July 8, 2004)]
[Senate]
[Pages S7862-S7863]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]




                    AUTHORITY FOR COMMITTEES TO MEET


                      committee on armed services

  Mr. SMITH. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the committee 
on Armed Services be authorized to meet during the session of the 
Senate on July 8, 2004, at 10 a.m., in open session to consider the 
following nominations: Admiral Vernon E. Clark, USN, for reappointment 
to the grade of Admiral and to be chief of Naval Operations; and 
Lieutenant General James E. Cartwright, USMC, for appointment to the 
grade of General and to be Commander, United States Strategic Command.


           committee on commerce, science, and transportation

  Mr. SMITH. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee 
on Commerce, Science, and Transportation be authorized to meet on 
Thursday, July 8, 2004, at 9:30 a.m. on S. 2411--Assistance to 
Firefighters Act of 2004.


                       committee on the judiciary

  Mr. SMITH. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee 
on the Judiciary be authorized to meet to conduct a markup on Thursday, 
July 8, 2004, at 9:30 a.m. in Dirksen Senate Building Room 226.

                                Agenda:

  I. Nominations: Claude A. Allen to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the 
Fourth Circuit, Michael H. Watson to be U.S. District Judge for the 
Southern District of Ohio, David W. McKeague to be United States 
Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit, Richard A. Griffin to be United 
States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit, Virginia Maria Hernandez 
Covington to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of 
Florida.
  II. Legislation: S. 1635, L-1 Visa (Intracompany Transferee) Reform 
Act of 2003, Chambliss, S.J. Res. 4, Proposing an amendment to the 
Constitution of the United States authorizing

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Congress to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United 
States Act of 2003, Hatch, Feinstein, Craig, Sessions, DeWine, 
Grassley, Graham, Cornyn, Chambliss, Specter, Kyl, S. 1700, Advancing 
Justice through DNA Technology Act of 2003, Hatch, Biden, Specter, 
Leahy, DeWine, Feinstein, Kennedy, Schumer, Durbin, Kohl, Edwards, S. 
2396, Federal Courts Improvement Act of 2004, Hatch, Leahy, Chambliss, 
Durbin, Schumer.
  THE PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.


  subcommittee on financial management, the budget, and international 
                                security

  Mr. SMITH. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee 
on Governmental Affairs' Subcommittee on Financial Management, the 
Budget, and International Security be authorized to meet on Thursday, 
July 8, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. for a hearing entitled, ``Oversight Hearing 
on the Federal Government's 2003 Financial Statement: Improving 
Accountability of American Taxpayers' Dollars.''
  THE PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.

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