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DEPARTMENTS OF COMMERCE, JUSTICE, AND
DEPARTMENTS OF COMMERCE, JUSTICE, AND STATE, THE JUDICIARY, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS FOR 2002
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
ONE HUNDRED SEVENTH CONGRESS
SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE DEPARTMENTS OF COMMERCE, JUSTICE, AND STATE, THE JUDICIARY, AND RELATED AGENCIES
FRANK R. WOLF, Virginia, Chairman
NOTE: Under Committee Rules, Mr. Young, as Chairman of the Full Committee, and Mr. Obey, as Ranking Minority Member of the Full Committee, are authorized to sit as Members of all Subcommittees.
GAIL DEL BALZO, MIKE RINGLER, CHRISTINE RYAN, and LESLIE ALBRIGHT
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COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS C. W. BILL YOUNG, Florida, Chairman
RALPH REGULA, Ohio
JIM KOLBE, Arizona
SONNY CALLAHAN, Alabama
CHARLES H. TAYLOR, North Carolina
ERNEST J. ISTOOK, JR., Oklahoma
JOE KNOLLENBERG, Michigan
JACK KINGSTON, Georgia
RODNEY P. FRELINGHUYSEN, New Jersey ROGER F. WICKER, Mississippi
GEORGE R. NETHERCUTT, JR., Washington RANDY "DUKE" CUNNINGHAM, California TODD TIAHRT, Kansas
ZACH WAMP, Tennessee
TOM LATHAM, Iowa
ANNE M. NORTHUP, Kentucky
JOHN E. PETERSON, Pennsylvania
VIRGIL H. GOODE, JR., Virginia
DAVID R. OBEY, Wisconsin
JOHN P. MURTHA, Pennsylvania
ALAN B. MOLLOHAN, West Virginia
NANCY PELOSI, California
PETER J. VISCLOSKY, Indiana
NITA M. LOWEY, New York
CARRIE P. MEEK, Florida
DAVID E. PRICE, North Carolina
ROBERT E. “BUD" CRAMER, JR., Alabama
JESSE L. JACKSON, JR., Illinois
CHAKA FATTAH, Pennsylvania
JAMES W. DYER, Clerk and Staff Director
DEPARTMENTS OF COMMERCE, JUSTICE, AND THE JUDICIARY, AND RELATED
AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS FOR 2002
THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2001.
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
COMMERCE DEPARTMENT'S FY 2002 BUDGET
DONALD L. EVANS, SECRETARY OF COMMERCE
Mr. WOLF. The hearing will begin. Mr. Secretary, we welcome you to the hearing. We look forward to working with you over the next four, or hopefully eight, years, whatever it is, but your full statement will be in the record and you can summarize.
But before you do, I will recognize Mr. Serrano.
Mr. SERRANO. Thank you, Mr. Chairman. It is, indeed, a pleasure to welcome you, Secretary Evans.
As I look over your budget, I am always amazed at the scope of programs and activities within the Commerce Department. From the depths of the oceans to outer space and all over the world, your people are doing valuable work to benefit all of us.
I represent the poorest District in the country, so I am particularly interested in efforts to close the Digital Divide and make new technology accessible to all.
Similarly, I represent a District that had the worst undercount in the 1990 decennial census, so I am keenly interested in getting the most fair and accurate numbers possible out of the 2000 count. I look forward to hearing from you. And, as I do about this time, I remind everyone that I have no sisters, one brother, and he has been working for the Census Bureau longer than I have been in Congress. Just that for the record, Mr. Chairman, and he is still looking for a window in his office, so maybe we can talk about that. [Laughter.]
Mr. WOLF. You are welcome to begin. There is a vote on, but we are going to try to rotate so you can continue to go. Go ahead.
Secretary EVANS. Thank you, Mr. Chairman, very much. I am delighted to be here.
Congressman, nice to meet you. I think a window is on the way. It is probably a few years off, but I think we have a building on the drawing board and it will soon be under construction and hopefully, your lone brother will have a window.