[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) TELEVISION VIOLENCE 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. POWER MARKETING ADMINISTRATIONS PRIVATIZATION 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. [[Page D 842]] Dawson, Southern Electric International, Atlanta, Georgia, on behalf of the Alliance for Power Privatization. Hearings were recessed subject to call. PROPERTY OWNERS COMPENSATION 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, Arlington. Hearings were recessed subject to call. MEDICAID 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. HAITI ELECTIONS 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. STUDENT GRANT PROGRAM ABUSE 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. INTELLIGENCE 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.