[Congressional Record Volume 141, Number 112 (Wednesday, July 12, 1995)]
[Daily Digest]
[Pages D841-D842]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded 
hearings to examine the effects of violence in television programming, 
after receiving testimony from Senators Simon and Conrad; 
Representatives Spratt, Markey, and Moran; Wayne Luplow, Zenith 
Electronics Corporation, Glenview, Illinois; Jim Brian, Protelcon, 
Inc., Califon, New Jersey; Andrew Andros, Technidyne, Coconut Grove, 
Florida; Paul Dawes, Sybase Corporation, Emeryville, California; 
Elizabeth Thoman, Center for Media Literacy, Los Angeles, California; 
Edward Donnerstein, University of California, Santa Barbara; Robert 
Lichter, Center for Media and Public Affairs, and Shirley Igo, National 
Parent and Teacher Association, both of Washington, D.C.; Mark Covey, 
Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota; Leonard Eron, University of 
Michigan, Ann Arbor, on behalf of the American Psychological 
Association; Jonathan Freedman, University of Toronto, Toronto, 
Ontario; Robert M. O'Neil, University of Virginia School of Law, 
Charlottesville, on behalf of the Thomas Jefferson Center for Free 
Expression; and William S. Abbott, National Foundation to Improve 
Television, Boston, Massachusetts.
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee held hearings on 
proposed legislation to authorize the Secretary of Energy to provide 
for the sale or transfer of the Southeastern, Southwestern, and Western 
Area Power Administrations from Federal ownership, management, or 
control, and proposed legislation to authorize the Secretary of Energy 
to provide for the sale of the Alaska Power Administration, receiving 
testimony from Robert R. Nordhaus, General Counsel, Department of 
Energy; Edward L. Watson, Texas Utilities Electric, Dallas, on behalf 
of the Edison Electric Institute; Alan H. Richardson, American Public 
Power Association, and Glenn English, National Rural Electric 
Cooperative Association, both of Washington, D.C.; Richard Bad 
Moccasin, Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, Rapid City, South Dakota, on behalf 
of the Mni Sose Intertribal Water Rights Coalition; Leland R. Gardner, 
Sunnyvale, California, on behalf of the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority 
and the Colorado River Indian Tribes; and Robert G. 

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Dawson, Southern Electric International, Atlanta, Georgia, on behalf of 
the Alliance for Power Privatization.
  Hearings were recessed subject to call.
Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee held oversight 
hearings on the effects of certain proposals to statutorily redefine 
the constitutional right to compensation for property owners, including 
related provisions of S. 605, H.R. 9, H.R. 925, and H.R. 961, receiving 
testimony from former Senator Paul Tsongas; Alice M. Rivlin, Director, 
Office of Management and Budget; Michael L. Davis, Chief, Regulatory 
Branch, United States Army Corps of Engineers; Gary S. Guzy, Deputy 
General Counsel, Environmental Protection Agency; John Shanahan, 
Heritage Foundation, Dean Kleckner, American Farm Bureau Federation, 
and Jonathan H. Adler, Competitive Enterprise Institute, all of 
Washington, D.C.; C. Ford Runge, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; 
Richard J. Lazarus, Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, 
Missouri; and Steven J. Eagle, George Mason University School of Law, 
  Hearings were recessed subject to call.
Committee on Finance: Committee resumed hearings to examine ways to 
control the cost of the Medicaid program, focusing on the flexibility 
States have under the current program, including the extent of Federal 
waiver requests and the program experience of States granted such 
waivers, receiving testimony from Bruce C. Vladeck, Administrator, 
Health Care Finance Administration, Department of Health and Human 
Services; William J. Scanlon, Associate Director, Health Financing, 
General Accounting Office; Donna Checkett, Missouri Division of Medical 
Services, Jefferson City, on behalf of the American Public Welfare 
Association; Robert E. Hurley, Medical College of Virginia/Virginia 
Commonwealth University, Richmond; Richard C. Ladd, Ladd and 
Associates, Austin, Texas; and Nelda McCall, Laguna Research 
Associates, San Francisco, California.
  Hearings continue tomorrow.
Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere and 
Peace Corps Affairs concluded hearings to examine certain aspects of 
the legislative and municipal election process in Haiti, after 
receiving testimony from Senators McCain and Graham; Representatives 
Goss, Rangel, Oberstar, Donald Payne, and Hastings; James Dobbins, 
Coordinator, Haiti Working Group, Department of State; Mark Schneider, 
Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean, Agency for 
International Development; and R. Bruce McColm, International 
Republican Institute, Jeff Fischer, International Foundation for 
Electoral Systems, and Gay McDougall, International Law Group, all of 
Washington, D.C.
Committee on Governmental Affairs: Permanent Subcommittee on 
Investigations held hearings to examine problems of abuse and fraud 
within the management and oversight of Federal student financial aid 
programs, receiving testimony from Alan Edelman, Counsel to the 
Minority, and R. Mark Webster, Staff Investigator to the Minority, both 
of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations; Cornelia Blanchette, 
Associate Director, Education and Employment Issues, Health, Education, 
and Human Services Division, General Accounting Office; John P. 
Higgins, Jr., Acting Inspector General, Department of Education; and 
David A. Longanecker, Assistant Secretary of Education for 
Postsecondary Education.
  Hearings were recessed subject to call.
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee held closed hearings on 
intelligence matters, receiving testimony from officials of the 
intelligence community.
  Committee will meet again on Wednesday, July 19.