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Begun and held at the Capitol, in the City of Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Tuesday, the third day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand and six, being the second session of the ONE HUNDRED NINTH CONGRESS, held under the Constitution of the United States, and in the two hundred and thirtieth year of the independence of the United States.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2006 (81)

1181.1 APPOINTMENT OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

The House was called to order by the SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. CAMPBELL of California, who laid before the House the following communication:

WASHINGTON, DC,
September 8, 2006.

I hereby appoint the Honorable JOHN CAMPBELL to act as Speaker pro tempore on this day.

J. DENNIS HASTERT, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

“81.2 APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. CAMPBELL of California, announced he had examined and approved the Journal of the proceedings of Thursday, September 7, 2006.

Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the J ournal was approved.

1] 81.3 COMMUNICATIONS

Executive and other communications, pursuant to clause 8, rule XII, were referred as follows:

9241. A letter from the Principal Deputy Associate Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency’s final rule — 2, 6-Diisopropylnaphthalene; Time-Limited Pesticide Tolerances [EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0373; FRL-8081-9] received September 5, 2006, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Agriculture.

9242. A letter from the Principal Deputy Associate Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency’s final rule — Benthiavalicarb-Isopropyl; Pesticide Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2005-0035; FRL-8084-6] received September 5, 2006, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Agriculture.

9243. A letter from the Principal Deputy Associate Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency’s final rule — Paraquat Dichloride; Pesticide Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0664; FRL-8089-3] received September 5, 2006, pur

suant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Agriculture.

9244. A letter from the Principal Deputy Associate Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency’s final rule — Propoxycarbazone; Pesticide Tolerance [EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0504; FRL-8091-4] received September 5, 2006, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Agriculture.

9245. A letter from the Principal Deputy Associate Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency’s final rule — Inert Ingredient; Revocation of the Tetrahydrofurfuryl Alcohol (THFA) Tolerance Exemption [EPA-HQ-OPP2006—0251; FRL-8082-2] received August 3, 2006, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Agriculture.

9246. A letter from the Principal Deputy Associate Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency’s final rule — Inert Ingredients; Revocation of Tolerance Exemptions with Insufficient Data for Reassessment [EPA-HQ-OPP2006—0230; FRL-8084-1] received August 3, 2006, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Agriculture.

9247. A letter from the Principal Deputy Associate Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency’s final rule — Inert Ingredient; Revocation of the Tolerance Exemption for Monoand Bis- (1H, 2H, 2H-perfluoralkyl) Phosphates Where the Alkyl Group is Even Numbered and in the 06-012 Range [EPA-HQOPP—2006-0253; FRL—8082—3] received August 3, 2006, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Agriculture.

9248. A letter from the Principal Deputy

Associate Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agen— cy’s final rule —— Isophorone; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance [EPAHQ-OPP-2006-0582; FRL-8082-1] received August 3, 2006, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Agriculture.

9249. A letter from the Principal Deputy Associate Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency’s final rule — Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Connecticut; VOC Regulations and One-hour Ozone Attainment Demonstration Shortfall [EPA-R01-OAR-2005-CT-0001; A-1-FRL-8209-6] received September 5, 2006, pursuant to 5

U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

9250. A letter from the Principal Deputy Associate Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency’s final rule — Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois; Ford Motor Company Adjusted Standard [EPA-R05-OAR-2006-0436; FRL-8214-2] received September 5, 2006, pursuant to 5

U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on En- '

ergy and Commerce.

9251. A letter from the Principal Deputy Associate Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency’s final rule — Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans for Kentucky: Air Permit Regulations [EPA-R04-OAR-2006-0337200613(f); FRL-8216-7] received September 5, 2006, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

9252. A letter from the Principal Deputy Associate Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency’s final rule — Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans; Texas; Discrete Emission Credit Banking and Trading Program [EPA-R06-OAR-2005-TX-0029; FRL8216-5] received September 5, 2006, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

9253. A letter from the Principal Deputy Associate Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency’s final rule — Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans; Texas; Emission Credit Banking and Trading Program [EPA—R06-OAR-2005-TX-0006; FRL-8216-3] received September 5, 2006, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

9254. A letter from the Principal Deputy Associate Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency’s final rule — Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans; Texas; Highly Reactive Volatile Organic Compound Emissions Cap and Trade Program for the HoustonJGalveston/Brazoria Ozone Nonattainment Area [EPA-R06-OAR-2005-TX0033; FRL-8216—6] received September 5, 2006, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

9255. A letter from the Principal Deputy Associate Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency’s final rule — Approval and Promulgation

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of State Implementation Plans; Texas; Revisions for the Mass Emissions Cap and Trade Program for the HoustOn/Galveston/Brazoria Ozone Nonattainment Area [EPA-R06-OAR2005-TX-0023; FRL-8216-4] received September 5, 2006, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

9256. A letter from the Principal Deputy Associate Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency’s final rule — Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Revisions to the Ozone Attainment Plan for the Houston/Galveston/Brazoria Nonattainment Area [EPA-R06-OAR-2005-TX-0018; FRL-8216-1] received September 5, 2006, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

9257. A letter from the Principal Deputy Associate Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency’s final rule — Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Texas; Rules for the Control of Highly Reactive Volatile Organic Compounds in the Houston/ Galveston/Brazoria Ozone Nonattainment Area [EPA-R06-OAR-2004-TX-0014; FRL-82162] received September 5, 2006, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

9258. A letter from the Principal Deputy Associate Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency’s final rule — Revisions to the Nevada State Implementation Plan [EPA-R09-OAR2006-0464; FRL-8210-2] received September 5, 2006, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

9259. A letter from the Principal Deputy Associate Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency‘s final rule — Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Alabama; Nitrogen Oxides Budget and Allowance Trading Program, Phase II; Correcting Amendment [EPA-R04-OAR-2005-AL-0001-2005200; FRL8205-2] received August 3, 2006, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

9260. A letter from the Principal Deputy Associate Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency’s final rule —— Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; State of Arizona; Finding of Attainment for Rillito Particulate Matter of 10 Microns of Less (PMlO) Nonattainment Area; Determination Regarding Applicability of Certain Clean Air Act Requirements; Correction [EPA-R09-OAR-2006-AZ-0388; FRL-8206-4] received August 3, 2006, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

9261. A letter from the Principal Deputy Associate Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency’s final rule — Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Las Vegas Valley Carbon Monoxide Attainment Plan [EPAR09-OAR-2006-0322; FRL-8190-2] received August 3, 2006, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

9262. A letter from the Acting Under Secretary for Industry and Security, Department of Commerce, transmitting a report that the Department intends to expand foreign policy-based export controls on certain items to Iraq under the authority of Section 6 of the Export Administration Act of 1979; to the Committee on International Relations.

9263. A letter from the Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting pursuant to Section 620C(c) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, and in accordance with section l(a)(6) of Executive Order 13313, a report prepared by the Department of State and the

National Security Council on the progress toward a negotiated solution of the Cyprus question covering the period June 1, 2006 through July 31, 2006; to the Committee on International Relations.

9264. A letter from the Secretary, Department of Energy, transmitting the Department's report entitled, “Planning for US. Fusion Community Participation in the ITER Program,” in accordance with Section 972(c)(5)(D) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005; to the Committee on Science.

9265. A letter from the Secretary, Department of Labor, transmitting the Department’s report entitled, “2005 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor,” pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 2464; to the Committee on Ways and Means.

9266. A letter from the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, transmitting the July 2006 Quarterly Report pursuant to Section 3001(i) of Title III of the 2004 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Defense and for the Reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan (Pub. L. 108-106) as amended by Pub. L. 108-375; jointly to the Committees on International Relations and Appropriations.

9267. A letter from the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, transmitting the Department’s report entitled, “The Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (Q10) Program — Response to IOM Study,” as required by Section 109(d)(2) of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003; jointly to the Committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce.

9268. A letter from the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, transmitting the Departments report entitled, “Report to Congress on the Evaluation of the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program for Medicare Beneficiaries for Fiscal Year 2005,” as required by Section 1161 of the Social Security Act; jointly'to the Committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce.

9269. A letter from the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, transmitting the Department’s report entitled, “Finalizing Medicare Regulations under Section 902 of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act (MMA) of 2003 for Calendar Year 2005“; jointly to the Committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce.

9270. A letter from the Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting a copy of a draft bill, “To amend the R.M.S. Titanic Maritime Memorial Act of 1986 to implement the International Agreement Concerning the Shipwrecked Vessel RMS Titanic”; jointly to the Committees on Resources, International Relations, Ways and Means, the Judiciary, and Transportation and Infrastructure.

1181.4 COMMUNICATION FROM THE CLERK—MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. CAMPBELL of California, laid before the House a communication, which was read as follows:

HoUsE OF REPRESENTATIVES, OFFICE OF THE CLERK. Washington, DC, September 8, 2006. Hon. J. DENNIS HASTERT, The Speaker, House of Representatives, Washington, DC.

DEAR MR. SPEAKER: Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule 11 of the US. House of Representatives, the Clerk received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on September 8, 2006. at 10 a.m.

That the Senate passed S. 2200.

That the Senate passed S. 2697.
That the Senate passed S. 3722.
That the Senate passed S. 1998.
That the Senate passed S. 2590.
With best wishes, I am
Sincerely,
KAREN L. HAAS,
Clerk of the House.

1181.5 SENATE BILLS REFERRED

Bills of the Senate of the following titles were taken from the Speaker’s table and, under the rule, referred as follows:

S. 1998. An Act to amend title 18, United States Code, to enhance protections relating to the reputation and meaning of the Medal of Honor and other military decorations and awards, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S. 2200. An Act to establish a United States-Poland parliamentary youth exchange program, and for other purposes; to the Committee on International Relations.

S. 2697. An Act to establish the position of the United States Ambassador for ASEAN; to the Committee on International Relations.

S. 3722. An Act to authorize the transfer of naval vessels to certain foreign recipients; to the Committee on International Relations.

And then,

1181.6 ADJOURNMENT

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. CAMPBELL of California, by unanimous consent and pursuant to the special order of the House agreed to on September 7, 2006, at 2 o’clock and 3 minutes p.m., declared the House adjourned until 12:30 pm. on Tuesday, September 12, 2006.

1181.7 REPORTS OF COMMITTEES ON PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTION

Under clause 2 of rule XIII, reports of committees were delivered to the Clerk for printing and reference to the proper calendar, as follows:

Mr. BUYER: Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. H.R. 5815. A bill to authorize major medical facility projects and major medical facility leases for the Department of Veterans Affairs for fiscal year 2006 and 2007, and for other purposes; with amendments (Rept. 109—643). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union.

Mr. BARTON of Texas: Committee on Energy and Commerce. H.R. 4583. A bill to amend the Wool Products Labeling Act of 1939 to revise the requirements for labeling of certain wool and cashmere products; with an amendment (Rept. 109—644). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union.

Mr. OXLEY: Committee on Financial Services. H.R. 5503. A bill to amend the National Housing Act to increase the mortgage amount limits applicable to FHA mortgage insurance for multifamily housing located in high-cost areas (Rept. 109—645). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union.

1181.8 PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

Under clause 2 of rule XII, public bills and resolutions were introduced and severally referred, as follows:

By Mr. LATOURETTE:

H.R. 6049. A bill to amend section 1729 of

title 38, United States Code, to eliminate the

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