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Appropriations bill FY96, HUD (Identified by CRS)
Appropriations bill FY96, Veterans Affairs, HUD (Identified by CRS)
Housing and Urban Development FY96 Appropriations bill (Identified by CRS)
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Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1996

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Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1996

Short Titles - Senate

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Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1996

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Making appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and for sundry independent agencies, boards, commissions, corporations, and offices for fiscal year ending September 30, 1996, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (15)

Date Actions Overview
12/18/1995Vetoed by President.
12/16/1995Presented to President.
12/14/1995Resolving differences -- Senate actions: Senate agreed to House amendment to Senate amendment No. 63 by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S18658)
12/14/1995Conference report agreed to in Senate: Senate agreed to conference report by Yea-Nay Vote. 54-44. Record Vote No: 606.(consideration: CR S18657-18658)
12/07/1995Resolving differences -- House actions: On motion that the House recede and concur with amendment in the Senate amendment No. 63 Agreed to by voice vote.(consideration: CR H14203-14204)
12/07/1995Conference report agreed to in House: On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 227 - 190 (Roll no. 844).(consideration: CR H14202-14203)
12/06/1995Conference report filed: Conference report H. Rept. 104-384 filed with 1 amendment in disagreement.(text of conference report: CR H14112-14136)
12/06/1995Conference committee actions: Conferees agreed to file conference report for a second time.
11/17/1995Conference report filed: Conference report H. Rept. 104-353 filed with 1 amendment in disagreement.(text of conference report: CR H13249-13258)
11/16/1995Conference committee actions: Conferees agreed to file conference report.
09/27/1995Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with amendments by Yea-Nay Vote. 55-45. Record Vote No: 470.
09/13/1995Committee on Appropriations. Reported to Senate by Senator Bond with amendments. With written report No. 104-140.
07/31/1995Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 228 - 193 (Roll no. 607).
07/21/1995The House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept. 104-201, by Mr. Lewis (CA).
07/21/1995Introduced in House

All Actions (356)

Date Chamber All Actions
12/18/1995HouseOn motion to refer the bill and the accompanying veto message to the Committee on Appropriations. Agreed to by voice vote.
12/18/1995-7:15pmHouseThe previous question on the motion to refer the bill and accompanying veto message was ordered without objection.
12/18/1995-6:41pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Lewis (CA) motion.
12/18/1995HouseMr. Lewis (CA) moved to refer the bill and accompanying veto message to the Committee on Appropriations.
12/18/1995-6:41pmHouseThe Chair announced that the objections of the President would be spread at large upon the Journal, and the veto message and the bill would be printed as a House Document.
12/18/1995HouseThe Chair laid before the House the veto message from the President.
12/18/1995Vetoed by President.
12/16/1995HousePresented to President.
12/15/1995SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
12/14/1995SenateSenate agreed to House amendment to Senate amendment No. 63 by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S18658)
12/14/1995SenateSenate agreed to conference report by Yea-Nay Vote. 54-44. Record Vote No: 606. (consideration: CR S18657-18658)
12/14/1995SenateConference report considered in Senate.
12/14/1995SenateConference papers: Senate report and managers' statement held at the desk in Senate.
12/07/1995SenateConference papers: message on House action held at the desk in Senate.
12/07/1995-2:48pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12/07/1995-2:48pmHouseOn motion that the House recede and concur with amendment in the Senate amendment No. 63 Agreed to by voice vote. (consideration: CR H14203-14204)
12/07/1995-2:47pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
12/07/1995-2:40pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Lewis (CA) motion to recede and concur in Senate amendment No. 63 with an amendment to provide $15 million for expenses for the Corporation for National and Community Service to carry out the orderly termination of programs, activities, and initiatives under the National and Community Service Act, provided that such funds shall be utilized to resolve all responsibilities and obligations in connection with the Corporation and the Corporation's Office of Inspector General.
12/07/1995-2:39pmHouseMr. Lewis (CA) moved that the House recede and concur with an amendment in the Senate amendment No. 63.
12/07/1995-2:39pmHouseOn agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 227 - 190 (Roll no. 844). (consideration: CR H14202-14203)
12/07/1995-2:39pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12/07/1995-2:22pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions to conference committee Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 198 - 219 (Roll no. 843). (consideration: CR H14201-14202)
12/07/1995-2:01pmHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions to conference committee was ordered without objection.
12/07/1995-2:01pmHouseMr. Obey moved to recommit with instructions to the conference committee.
12/07/1995-2:01pmHouseThe previous question was ordered without objection.
12/07/1995-12:55pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the conference report.
12/07/1995-12:54pmHouseMr. Lewis (CA) brought up conference report H. Rept. 104-384 for consideration under the provisions of H. Res. 291.
12/07/1995-12:52pmHouseRule H. Res. 291 passed House.
12/06/1995-7:00pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 291 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of the conference report to H.R. 2099. Providing for the consideration of the further conference report to accompany the bill H.R. 2099. All points of order against the conference report and against its consideration, and against the motion printed in the joint explanatory statement of the committee of conference to dispose of Senate amendment No. 63, shall be waived. The previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motion except debate pursuant to clause 2(b)(1) of rule XXVIII.
12/06/1995-5:09pmHouseConference report H. Rept. 104-384 filed with 1 amendment in disagreement. (text of conference report: CR H14112-14136)
12/06/1995-4:00pmConferees agreed to file conference report for a second time.
Action By: Joint
11/29/1995-1:11pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions to conference committee Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 216 - 208 (Roll no. 829). (consideration: CR H13750-13764)
11/29/1995-1:11pmHouseMotions to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11/29/1995-12:48pmHouseMr. Obey moved to recommit with instructions to the conference committee.
11/29/1995-12:48pmHouseThe previous question was ordered without objection.
11/29/1995-11:38amHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the conference report.
11/29/1995-11:38amHouseMr. Lewis (CA) brought up conference report H. Rept. 104-353 for consideration under the provisions of H. Res. 280.
11/20/1995-4:36pmHouseRule H. Res. 280 passed House.
11/18/1995-12:35pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 280 Reported to House. The resolution waives all points of order against the conference report and against its consideration. After disposition of the conference report, there shall be one hour of debate on a motion that the House insist on its disagreement to Senate amendment No. 63.
11/17/1995-11:10pmHouseConference report H. Rept. 104-353 filed with 1 amendment in disagreement. (text of conference report: CR H13249-13258)
11/16/1995-5:36pmConferees agreed to file conference report.
Action By: Joint
11/02/1995-12:55pmHouseThe Speaker appointed conferees: Lewis (CA), DeLay, Vucanovich, Walsh, Hobson, Knollenberg, Frelinghuysen, Neumann, Livingston, Stokes, Mollohan, Chapman, Kaptur, and Obey.
11/02/1995-12:55pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11/02/1995-12:55pmHouseOn motion that the House instruct conferees Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 227 - 194 (Roll no. 762). (consideration: CR H11704)
11/02/1995-12:47pmHouseOn ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 231 - 195 (Roll No. 761).
11/02/1995-11:10amHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Stokes motion to instruct conferees to strike provisions which would limit the ability of the EPA to enforce or take certain actions authorized under Federal food safety and environmental laws.
11/02/1995-11:10amHouseMr. Stokes moved that the House instruct conferees.
11/02/1995-11:09amHouseOn motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendments, and agree to a conference Agreed to without objection. (consideration: CR H11692)
11/02/1995-11:08amHouseMr. Lewis (CA) asked unanimous consent that the House disagree to the Senate amendments, and agree to a conference
10/13/1995SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
10/12/1995SenateSenate appointed conferee Campbell in lieu of Gramm by unanimous consent.
09/29/1995SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
09/27/1995SenateSenate insists on its amendments asks for a conference, appoints conferees Bond; Gramm; Burns; Stevens; Shelby; Bennett; Hatfield; Mikulski; Leahy; Johnston; Lautenberg; Kerrey; Byrd. (consideration: CR S14389)
09/27/1995SenatePassed Senate with amendments by Yea-Nay Vote. 55-45. Record Vote No: 470.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2808 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2808 Amendment SP 2808 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2807 Amendment SP 2807 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2807 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2806 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2806 Amendment SP 2806 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2805 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2805 Amendment SP 2805 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2804 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2804 Amendment SP 2804 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2803 Amendment SP 2803 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2803 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2802 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2802 Amendment SP 2802 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2801 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2801 Amendment SP 2801 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2800 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2800 Amendment SP 2800 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2799 Amendment SP 2799 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2799 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2798 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2798 Amendment SP 2798 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2797 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2797 Amendment SP 2797 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2796 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2796 Amendment SP 2796 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2808 proposed by Senator Bond for Senator Feingold.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2808 Proposed by Senator Bond for Senator Feingold. To provide for a report on the impact of community development grants on plant relocations and job dislocation.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2807 proposed by Senator Bond.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2807 Proposed by Senator Bond. To provide funding for the Corporation for National and Community Service to permit the orderly termination of previously initiated activities and programs, including the Corporation's Office of Inspector General.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2806 proposed by Senator Bond for Senator Moynihan.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2806 Proposed by Senator Bond for Senator Moynihan. To make an amendment relating to special purpose grants.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2805 proposed by Senator Bond for Senator Warner.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2805 Proposed by Senator Bond for Senator Warner. To impose a moratorium during fiscal year 1996, and to require a report, on the conversion of Environmental Protection Agency contracts for research and development.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2804 proposed by Senator Bond for Senator Feinstein.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2804 Proposed by Senator Bond for Senator Feinstein. To make an amendment relating to eligible activities under section 105 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, and for other purposes.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2803 Proposed by Senator Bond for Senator Faircloth. To preserve the national occupancy standard of two persons per bedroom.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2803 proposed by Senator Bond for Senator Faircloth.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2802 proposed by Senator Bond for Senator Faircloth.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2802 Proposed by Senator Bond for Senator Faircloth. To prevent HUD from investigating any person or persons that exercise their right to free speech, to block housing or zoning decisions that HUD may view as a violation of the Fair Housing Act.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2801 proposed by Senator Bond for Senator Kempthorne.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2801 Proposed by Senator Bond for Senator Kempthorne. To extend the date that funds are reserved for the safe drinking water revolving fund, if authorized, to April 30, 1996.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2800 proposed by Senator Bond.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2800 Proposed by Senator Bond. To make technical corrections and modifications to the Committee amendment.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2799 Proposed by Senator Bond. To increase amounts provided for FEMA salaries and expenses, Office of the Inspector General, and emergency food and shelter.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2799 proposed by Senator Bond.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2798 proposed by Senator Bond for Senator Bingaman.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2798 Proposed by Senator Bond for Senator Bingaman. To reduce the energy costs of Federal facilities for which funds are made available under this Act.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2797 proposed by Senator Bond for Senator Johnston.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2797 Proposed by Senator Bond for Senator Johnston. To provide for a study by the National Academy of Sciences.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2796 proposed by Senator Bond for Senator Simon.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2796 Proposed by Senator Bond for Senator Simon. To provide for a delay in the transfer of fair housing enforcement from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to the Department of Justice.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2795 Amendment SP 2795 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2795 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2795 proposed by Senator Bond.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2795 Proposed by Senator Bond. To provide HUD with the authority to renew expiring section 8 project-based contracts through a budget-based analysis.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2794 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2794 Amendment SP 2794 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2794 proposed by Senator Mikulski for Senator Harkin.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2794 Proposed by Senator Mikulski for Senator Harkin. To direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency not to act under section 6 of the Toxic Substances Control Act to prohibit the manufacturing, processing, or distributing of certain fishing sinkers or lures prior to giving notice to Congress.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2793 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2793 Amendment SP 2793 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2793 proposed by Senator Thurmond.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2793 Proposed by Senator Thurmond. To provide funding for the Service Members Occupational Conversion and Training Program.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2792 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2792 Amendment SP 2792 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2792 proposed by Senator Chafee.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2792 Proposed by Senator Chafee. To make funds available to support continuation of the Superfund Brownfields Redevelopment Initiative.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2791 Amendment SP 2791 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2791 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2791 Proposed by Senator Bingaman. To make an amendment relating to housing assistance to residents of colonias.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2791 proposed by Senator Bingaman.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2790 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2790 Amendment SP 2790 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2790 proposed by Senator Chafee.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2790 Proposed by Senator Chafee. Relating to the pretreatment requirements for a pharmaceutical plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2789 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2789 Amendment SP 2789 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/27/1995SenateSP 2788 ruled out of order by the chair.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2788 SP 2788 ruled out of order by the chair.
09/27/1995SenateMotion to waive the Budget Act with respect to SP 2788 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 45-54. Record Vote No: 469.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2788 Motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 45-54. Record Vote No: 469.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2789 proposed by Senator Feingold.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2789 Proposed by Senator Feingold. To strike the provision relating to spending limitations on Fair Housing Act enforcement, and for other purposes.
09/27/1995SenatePoint of order raised in Senate with respect to SP 2788.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2788 Point of order raised in Senate with respect to SP 2788.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2788 proposed by Senator Lautenberg.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2788 Proposed by Senator Lautenberg. To increase the funding for Superfund, the Office of Environmental Quality, and State revolving funds and offset the increase in funds by ensuring that any tax cut benefits only those families with income less than $150,000.
09/27/1995SenateMotion to table SP 2782 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 52-48. Record Vote No: 468.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2782 Motion to table SP 2782 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 52-48. Record Vote No: 468.
09/27/1995SenateAmendment SP 2786 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 39-61. Record Vote No: 467.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2786 Amendment SP 2786 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 39-61. Record Vote No: 467.
09/27/1995SenateSP 2785 ruled out of order by the chair.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2785 SP 2785 ruled out of order by the chair.
09/27/1995SenateMotion to waive the Budget Act with respect to SP 2785 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51-49. Record Vote No: 466.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2785 Motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to SP 2785 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51-49. Record Vote No: 466.
09/27/1995SenateSP 2784 ruled out of order by the chair.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2784 SP 2784 ruled out of order by the chair.
09/27/1995SenateMotion to waive the Budget Act with respect to SP 2784 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 47-53. Record Vote No: 465.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2784 Motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to SP 2784 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 47-53. Record Vote No: 465.
09/27/1995SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S14337-14394)
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2785 Considered by Senate.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2784 Considered by Senate.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2782 Considered by Senate.
09/27/1995SenateS.Amdt.2786 Considered by Senate.
09/26/1995SenateS.Amdt.2787 Amendment SP 2787 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/26/1995SenateAmendment SP 2787 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/26/1995SenateS.Amdt.2785 Motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to SP 2785 made in Senate.
09/26/1995SenateS.Amdt.2784 Motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to SP 2784 made in Senate.
09/26/1995SenateS.Amdt.2787 Proposed by Senator McCain. To require the Department of Veterans Affairs to allocate funding to insure that veterans have equal access to quality health care.
09/26/1995SenateAmendment SP 2787 proposed by Senator McCain.
09/26/1995SenateAmendment SP 2786 proposed by Senator Baucus.
09/26/1995SenateS.Amdt.2786 Proposed by Senator Baucus. To provide that any provision that limits implementation or enforcement of any environmental law shall not apply if the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency determines that application of the prohibition or limitation would diminsh the protection of human health or the environment otherwise provided by law.
09/26/1995SenateMotion to waive the Budget Act with respect to SP 2785 made in Senate.
09/26/1995SenatePoint of order raised in Senate with respect to SP 2785.
09/26/1995SenateS.Amdt.2785 Point of order raised in Senate with respect to SP 2785.
09/26/1995SenateAmendment SP 2785 proposed by Senator Rockefeller.
09/26/1995SenateS.Amdt.2785 Proposed by Senator Rockefeller. To increase funding for veterans' medical care and offset the increase funds by ensuring that any tax cut benefits only those families with incomes less than $100,000.
09/26/1995SenateMotion to waive the Budget Act with respect to SP 2784 made in Senate.
09/26/1995SenatePoint of order raised in Senate with respect to SP 2784.
09/26/1995SenateS.Amdt.2784 Point of order raised in Senate with respect to SP 2784.
09/26/1995SenateAmendment SP 2784 proposed by Senator Rockefeller.
09/26/1995SenateS.Amdt.2784 Proposed by Senator Rockefeller. To strike section 107 which limits compensation for mentally disabled veterans and offset the loss of revenues by ensuring that any tax cut benefits only those families with incomes less than $100,000.
09/26/1995SenateS.Amdt.2783 Amendment SP 2783 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/26/1995SenateAmendment SP 2783 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/26/1995SenateAmendment SP 2783 proposed by Senator Jeffords.
09/26/1995SenateS.Amdt.2783 Proposed by Senator Jeffords. To require EPA to give priority to small businesses in its "green programs" and to require EPA to perform a study to determine the feasibility of making these programs self-sufficient.
09/26/1995SenateAmendment SP 2782 proposed by Senator Sarbanes.
09/26/1995SenateS.Amdt.2782 Proposed by Senator Sarbanes. To restore homeless assistance funding to fiscal year 1995 levels using excess public housing agency project reserves, and for other purposes.
09/26/1995SenateAmendment SP 2781 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 47-52. Record Vote No: 464.
09/26/1995SenateS.Amdt.2781 Amendment SP 2781 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 47-52. Record Vote No: 464.
09/26/1995SenateAmendment SP 2781 proposed by Senator Mikulski.
09/26/1995SenateS.Amdt.2781 Proposed by Senator Mikulski. To restore funding for national and community service programs.
09/26/1995SenateAmendment SP 2780 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/26/1995SenateS.Amdt.2780 Amendment SP 2780 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/26/1995SenateAmendment SP 2780 proposed by Senator Chafee.
09/26/1995SenateS.Amdt.2780 Proposed by Senator Chafee. To amend the provisions with respect to arsenic.
09/26/1995SenateS.Amdt.2779 Amendment SP 2779 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/26/1995SenateAmendment SP 2779 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/26/1995SenateAmendment SP 2779 proposed by Senator Stevens.
09/26/1995SenateS.Amdt.2779 Proposed by Senator Stevens. To provide for a 1-year exemption from the oxygenated fuel requirements of the Clean Air Act for Fairbanks, Alaska.
09/26/1995SenateAmendment SP 2776 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 35-64. Record Vote No: 463.
09/26/1995SenateS.Amdt.2776 Amendment SP 2776 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 35-64. Record Vote No: 463.
09/26/1995SenateAmendment SP 2778 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/26/1995SenateS.Amdt.2778 Amendment SP 2778 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/26/1995SenateAmendment SP 2778 proposed by Senator Bond.
09/26/1995SenateS.Amdt.2778 Proposed by Senator Bond. To ensure that veterans in the State of Hawaii are given appropriate and equal access to VA-funded medical care.
09/26/1995SenateProposed amendment SP 2777 withdrawn in Senate.
09/26/1995SenateS.Amdt.2777 Proposed amendment SP 2777 withdrawn in Senate.
09/26/1995SenateAmendment SP 2777 proposed by Senator Inouye.
09/26/1995SenateS.Amdt.2777 Proposed by Senator Inouye. To make available $38,000,000 for construction at the Spark M. Matsunaga Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Hawaii.
09/26/1995SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S14223-14307)
09/26/1995SenateS.Amdt.2776 Considered by Senate.
09/25/1995SenateAmendment SP 2776 proposed by Senator Bumpers.
09/25/1995SenateS.Amdt.2776 Proposed by Senator Bumpers. To reduce the appropriation for the implementation of the space station program for the purpose of terminating the program.
09/25/1995SenateMeasure laid before Senate. (consideration: CR S14156-14199)
09/13/1995SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 185.
09/13/1995SenateCommittee on Appropriations. Reported to Senate by Senator Bond with amendments. With written report No. 104-140.
09/13/1995SenateCommittee on Appropriations. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
09/11/1995SenateSubcommittee on VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies. Approved for full committee consideration with amendments favorably.
Action By: Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies
08/01/1995SenateReceived in the Senate and read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
07/31/1995-9:28pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
07/31/1995-9:28pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 228 - 193 (Roll no. 607).
07/31/1995-9:10pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 198 - 222 (Roll no. 606). (consideration: CR H8051)
07/31/1995-8:54pmHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
07/31/1995-8:44pmHouseMr. Stokes moved to recommit with instructions to Appropriations.
07/31/1995-8:43pmHouseH.Amdt.693 On agreeing to the Stokes amendment (A019) Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 210 - 210 (Roll no. 605).
07/31/1995-8:24pmHouseH.Amdt.693 Mr. Lewis (CA) demanded a separate vote on the Stokes amendment (A019).
07/31/1995-8:24pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
07/31/1995-8:23pmHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2099.
07/31/1995-8:11pmHouseH.Amdt.702 On agreeing to the Ensign amendment (A023) Failed by recorded vote: 121 - 296 (Roll no. 604).
07/31/1995-8:04pmHouseH.Amdt.701 On agreeing to the Dingell amendment (A022) Failed by recorded vote: 155 - 261 (Roll no. 603).
07/31/1995-7:57pmHouseH.Amdt.695 On agreeing to the Durbin amendment (A021) Failed by recorded vote: 188 - 228 (Roll no. 602).
07/31/1995-7:27pmHouseH.Amdt.704 Mr. Lewis (CA) raised a point of order against the Weldon (FL) amendment (A025). Mr. Lewis (CA) stated that the amendment proposed changes to existing law and constituted legislation on an appropriations bill and was, therefore, in violation of clause 2 of rule XXI of the rules of the House. The Chair sustained the point of order.
07/31/1995-7:16pmHouseH.Amdt.704 Amendment (A025) offered by Mr. Weldon (FL).
07/31/1995-7:15pmHouseH.Amdt.703 By unanimous consent, the Dornan amendment was withdrawn.
07/31/1995-7:06pmHouseH.Amdt.703 Amendment (A024) offered by Mr. Dornan.
07/31/1995-7:03pmHouseThe House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
07/31/1995-7:02pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business.
07/31/1995-6:23pmHouseCommittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2099 as unfinished business.
07/31/1995-6:23pmHouseOn motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
07/31/1995-6:23pmHouseMr. Lewis (CA) moved that the Committee rise.
07/31/1995-6:23pmHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the Ensign amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Ensign demanded a recorded vote and, pursuant to the unanimous consent agreement of July 21, 1995, further proceedings were postponed.
07/31/1995-6:05pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with 15 minutes debate on the Ensign amendment.
07/31/1995-6:04pmHouseMr. Lewis asked unanimous consent that the time for debate on the Ensign amendment, and all amendments thereto, be limited to not to exceed 15 minutes. Agreed to without objection.
07/31/1995-6:03pmHouseH.Amdt.702 Amendment (A023) offered by Mr. Ensign.
07/31/1995-6:03pmHouseThe House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
07/31/1995-6:03pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business.
07/31/1995-3:20pmHouseCommittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2099 as unfinished business.
07/31/1995-3:19pmHouseOn motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
07/31/1995-3:19pmHouseMr. Lewis (CA) moved that the Committee rise.
07/31/1995-3:04pmHouseAt the Conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on the Dingell amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was agreed to. Mr. Lewis (CA) objected to the vote on grounds that a quorum was not present and made a point of order that a quorum was not present. Pursuant to the unanimous consent agreement of July 21, 1995, the Chair postponed further consideration on the amendment. The point of no quorum was withdrawn.
07/31/1995-2:38pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the previous unanimous consent agreement, the Committtee of the Whole proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Dingell amendment.
07/31/1995-2:37pmHouseH.Amdt.701 Amendment (A022) offered by Mr. Dingell.
07/31/1995-2:32pmHouseAt the Conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on the pending Durbin amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Wilson (TX) objected to the vote on grounds that a quorum was not present and made a point of order that a quorum was not present. Pursuant to the uanimous consent agreement of July 21, 1995, the Chair postponed further consideration of the amendment. The point of no quorum was withdrawn.
07/31/1995-2:30pmHouseThe pending business before the Committee of the Whole House is the Durbin amendment, on which further consideration was postponed on July 28, 1995.
07/31/1995-2:30pmHouseThe House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
07/31/1995-2:27pmHouseMr. Lewis (CA) asked unanimous consent that, during the further consideration of the bill in the Committee of the Whole, the time for debate on a proposed Dingell amendment, and all amendments thereto, be limited to not to exceed 30 minutes. Agreed to without objection.
07/31/1995-2:27pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H8014-8022, H8031-8034, H8038-8052)
07/28/1995-3:02pmHouseCommittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2099 as unfinished business.
07/28/1995-3:00pmHouseOn motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by recorded vote: 258 - 148 (Roll no. 600).
07/28/1995-1:52pmHouseMr. Armey moved that the Committee rise.
07/28/1995-1:52pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the unanimous consent agreement of July 27, 1995, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 40 minutes of debate on the Durbin amendment.
07/28/1995-1:52pmHouseH.Amdt.695 Amendment (A021) offered by Mr. Durbin.
07/28/1995-1:51pmHouseH.Amdt.694 On agreeing to the Fields (LA) amendment (A020) Failed by voice vote.
07/28/1995-1:46pmHouseH.Amdt.694 Amendment (A020) offered by Mr. Fields (LA).
07/28/1995-1:35pmHouseH.Amdt.693 On agreeing to the Stokes amendment (A019) Agreed to by recorded vote: 212 - 206 (Roll no. 599).
07/28/1995-11:19amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the unanimous consent agreement of July 27, 1995, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 90 minutes of debate on the Stokes amendment.
07/28/1995-11:19amHouseH.Amdt.693 Amendment (A019) offered by Mr. Stokes.
07/28/1995-11:13amHouseH.Amdt.692 On agreeing to the Roemer amendment (A018) Failed by recorded vote: 132 - 287 (Roll no. 598).
07/28/1995-11:04amHouseH.Amdt.688 On agreeing to the DeFazio amendment (A014) Failed by recorded vote: 175 - 242 (Roll no. 597).
07/28/1995-10:55amHouseH.Amdt.687 On agreeing to the Kaptur amendment (A013) Failed by recorded vote: 192 - 222 (Roll no. 596).
07/28/1995-10:27amHouseLEGISLATIVE PROCEDURE - The Chair announced the unfinished business before the Committe of the Whole to be the Kaptur and DeFazio amendments, on which requests for recorded votes were postponed on July 27, 1995, and the request for a recorded vote on the Roemer amendment, just considered.
07/28/1995-10:27amHouseVOTE POSTPONED - At the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on the Roemer amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Roemer objected to the vote on grounds that a quorum was not present and made a point of order that a quorum was not present. Pursuant to the earlier unanimous consent agreement, further proceedings on the amendment were postponed. The point of no quorum was withdrawn.
07/28/1995-9:24amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the unanimous consent agreement of July 27, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 50 minutes of debate on the Roemer amendment.
07/28/1995-9:24amHouseH.Amdt.692 Amendment (A018) offered by Mr. Roemer.
07/28/1995-9:23amHouseThe House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
07/28/1995-9:23amHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H7921-7963)
07/27/1995-11:07pmHouseCommittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2099 as unfinished business.
07/27/1995-11:07pmHouseOn motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
07/27/1995-11:07pmHouseMr. Lewis (CA) moved that the Committee rise.
07/27/1995-10:56pmHouseMr. Lewis (CA) asked unanimous consent that the time for debate on the following amendments proposed to be offered, and all amendments thereto, be limited as specified: Amendment No. 48 (Kennedy, MA)--20 minutes; amendment No. 26 (Vento)--20 minutes; amendment No. 57 (Roemer)--50 minutes; amendment No. 66 (Stokes)--90 minutes; amendment No. 55 or 56 (Reed)--20; amendment No. 7 (Durbin)--40 minutes. Agreed to without objection.
07/27/1995-10:53pmHouseH.Amdt.690 On agreeing to the Davis amendment (A016) as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
07/27/1995-10:53pmHouseH.Amdt.691 On agreeing to the Lewis (CA) amendment (A017) Agreed to by voice vote.
07/27/1995-10:44pmHouseMotion to strike the enacting clause withdrawn.
07/27/1995-10:40pmHouseDEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 5 minutes of debate on the motion that the Committee rise and report the bill back to the House with the enacting clause stricken.
07/27/1995-10:40pmHouseMr. Dingell moved to strike the enacting clause.
07/27/1995-10:30pmHouseH.Amdt.691 Amendment (A017) offered by Mr. Lewis (CA) to the Davis amendment (A016).
07/27/1995-10:25pmHouseH.Amdt.690 Amendment (A016) offered by Mr. Davis.
07/27/1995-10:21pmHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on the DeFazio amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was agreed to. Mr. DeFazio demanded a recorded vote, and, pursuant to the earlier unanimous consent agreement, further proceedings on the amendment were postponed.
07/27/1995-10:21pmHouseH.Amdt.689 By unanimous consent, the Weldon (FL) amendment was withdrawn.
07/27/1995-10:18pmHouseMr. Solomon asked unanimous consent that the time for debate on the Weldon (FL) amendment be extended by 2 minutes. Agreed to without objection.
07/27/1995-10:18pmHouseH.Amdt.689 Amendment (A015) offered by Mr. Weldon (FL) to the DeFazio amendment (A014).
07/27/1995-9:49pmHouseH.Amdt.688 Amendment (A014) offered by Mr. DeFazio.
07/27/1995-9:48pmHouseMr. Lewis (CA) asked unanimous consent that the time for debate on an amendment to be offered by Mr. DeFazio, and all amendments thereto, be limited to not to exceed 20 minutes. Agreed to without objection.
07/27/1995-9:35pmHouseVOTE POSTPONED - At the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on the Kaptur amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was agreed to. Mr. Lewis (CA) demanded a recorded vote, and, pursuant to the earlier unanimous consent agreement, further proceedings on the amendment were postponed.
07/27/1995-9:16pmHouseDEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Kaptur amendment.
07/27/1995-9:16pmHouseH.Amdt.687 Amendment (A013) offered by Ms. Kaptur.
07/27/1995-9:15pmHouseMr. Lewis (CA) asked unanimous consent that the time for debate on an amendment to be offered by Ms. Kaptur, be limited to not to exceed 20 minutes.
07/27/1995-9:08pmHouseH.Amdt.686 On agreeing to the Kennedy (MA) amendment (A012) Failed by recorded vote: 157 - 266 (Roll no. 595).
07/27/1995-9:02pmHouseH.Amdt.685 On agreeing to the Vento amendment (A011) Failed by recorded vote: 160 - 260 (Roll no. 594).
07/27/1995-8:55pmHouseH.Amdt.684 On agreeing to the Stokes amendment (A010) Failed by recorded vote: 185 - 235 (Roll no. 593).
07/27/1995-8:48pmHouseH.Amdt.683 On agreeing to the Hefley amendment (A009) Failed by recorded vote: 184 - 239 (Roll no. 592).
07/27/1995-8:09pmHouseVOTE POSTPONED - At the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on the Kennnedy (MA) amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Kennedy (MA) demanded a recorded vote, and, pursuant to the earlier unanimous consent agreement, further proceedings on the amendment were postponed.
07/27/1995-7:33pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the preceding unanimous consent agreement, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 40 minutes of debate on the Kennedy (MA) amendment.
07/27/1995-7:33pmHouseH.Amdt.686 Amendment (A012) offered by Mr. Kennedy (MA).
07/27/1995-7:00pmHouseVOTE POSTPONED - At the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on the Vento amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Vento demanded a recorded vote. Pursuant to the earlier unanimous consent agreement, further proceedings on the amendment were postponed.
07/27/1995-7:00pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the preceding unanimous consent agreement, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 40 minutes of debate on the Vento amendment.
07/27/1995-7:00pmHouseH.Amdt.685 Amendment (A011) offered by Mr. Vento.
07/27/1995-6:48pmHouseVOTE POSTPONED - At the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on the Stokes amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Stokes demanded a recorded vote. Pursuant to the earlier unanimous consent agreement, further proceedings on the amendment were postponed.
07/27/1995-6:48pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the preceding unanimous consent agreement, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Stokes amendment.
07/27/1995-6:48pmHouseH.Amdt.684 Amendment (A010) offered by Mr. Stokes.
07/27/1995-6:29pmHouseVOTE POSTPONED - At the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on the Hefley amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Hefley demanded a recorded vote. Pursuant to the earlier unanimous consent agreement, further proceedings on the amendment were postponed.
07/27/1995-6:29pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the preceding unanimous consent agreement, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hefley amendment.
07/27/1995-6:29pmHouseH.Amdt.683 Amendment (A009) offered by Mr. Hefley.
07/27/1995-6:22pmHouseH.Amdt.682 Mr. Lazio raised a point of order against the Stokes amendment (A008). Mr. Lazio stated that the amendment appropriates funds for unauthorized programs and is therefore not in order. The Chair sustained the point of order.
07/27/1995-6:15pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the preceding unanimous consent agreement, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Stokes amendment.
07/27/1995-6:15pmHouseH.Amdt.682 Amendment (A008) offered by Mr. Stokes.
07/27/1995-6:01pmHouseH.Amdt.681 Mr. Lewis (CA) raised a point of order against the Kaptur amendment (A007). Mr. Lewis (CA) stated that the amendment proposed changes to existing law and constituted legislation on an appropriations bill and was, therefore, in violation of the rules of the House. The Chair sustained the point of order.
07/27/1995-5:43pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the preceding unanimous consent agreement, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Kaptur amendment.
07/27/1995-5:43pmHouseH.Amdt.681 Amendment (A007) offered by Ms. Kaptur.
07/27/1995-5:42pmHouseMr. Lewis (CA) asked unanimous consent to limit debate on the following amendments, and all amendments thereto, as indicated: Amendment No. 64 (Stokes)--10 minutes; amendment No. 65 (Stokes)--10 minutes; amendment No. 69 (Vento)--40 minutes; amendment No. 12 (Kennedy, MA)--40 minutes; amendment No. 44 (Hefley)--10 minutes; amendment No. 2 (Kaptur)--20 minutes. Agreed to without objection.
07/27/1995-5:35pmHouseH.Amdt.680 On agreeing to the Klug amendment (A006) Failed by recorded vote: 76 - 348 (Roll no. 591).
07/27/1995-5:28pmHouseH.Amdt.679 On agreeing to the Frank (MA) amendment (A005) Failed by recorded vote: 158 - 265 (Roll no. 590).
07/27/1995-5:20pmHouseH.Amdt.678 On agreeing to the Kennedy (MA) amendment (A004) Failed by recorded vote: 177 - 248 (Roll no. 589).
07/27/1995-5:11pmHouseH.Amdt.677 On agreeing to the Stokes amendment (A003) Failed by recorded vote: 187 - 237 (Roll no. 588).
07/27/1995-5:02pmHouseH.Amdt.676 On agreeing to the Obey amendment (A002) Failed by recorded vote: 126 - 299 (Roll no. 587).
07/27/1995-4:42pmHouseVOTE POSTPONED - At the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on the Klug amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Klug demanded a recorded vote. Pursuant to the earlier unanimous consent agreement, further proceedings on the amendment were postponed.
07/27/1995-4:26pmHouseH.Amdt.680 Amendment (A006) offered by Mr. Klug.
07/27/1995-4:12pmHouseVOTE POSTPONED - At the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on the Frank (MA) amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was agreed to. Mr. Lewis (CA) objected to the vote on grounds that a quorum was not present and made a point of order that a quorum was not present. Pursuant to the earlier unanimous consent agreement, further proceedings on the amendment were postponed. The point of no quorum was withdrawn.
07/27/1995-3:55pmHouseH.Amdt.679 Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. Frank (MA).
07/27/1995-3:23pmHouseVOTE POSTPONED - At the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on the Kennedy (MA) amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Kennedy (MA) objected to the vote on grounds that a quorum was not present and made a point of order that a quorum was not present. Pursuant to the earlier unanimous consent agreement, further proceedings on the amendment were postponed. The point of no quorum was withdrawn.
07/27/1995-3:23pmHouseH.Amdt.678 Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Kennedy (MA).
07/27/1995-3:18pmHouseVOTE POSTPONED - At the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on the Stokes amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Stokes objected to the vote on grounds that a quorum was not present and made a point of order that a quorum was not present. Pursuant to the earlier unanimous consent agreement, further proceedings on the amendment were postponed. The point of no quorum was withdrawn.
07/27/1995-3:18pmHouseH.Amdt.677 Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Stokes.
07/27/1995-2:10pmHouseVOTE POSTPONED - At the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on the Obey amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Obey objected to the vote on grounds that a quorum was not present and made a point of order that a quorum was not present. Pursuant to the earlier unanimous consent agreement, further proceedings on the amendment were postponed. The point of no quorum was withdrawn.
07/27/1995-2:10pmHouseDEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with up to sixty minutes of debate on the Obey amendment.
07/27/1995-2:09pmHouseLIMITATION ON DEBATE - Mr. Lewis (CA) asked unanimous consent that debate on the Obey amendment and all amendments thereto be limited to sixty minutes. Agreed to without objection.
07/27/1995-2:09pmHouseH.Amdt.676 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Obey.
07/27/1995-2:03pmHouseMr. Lewis (CA) asked unanimous consent that Mr. DeFazio be allowed to offer an amendment, printed in the Congressional Record as amendment No. 34, at a later time during consideration of the bill. Agreed to without objection.
07/27/1995-2:03pmHouseH.Amdt.675 On agreeing to the Appropriations amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
07/27/1995-1:30pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 201, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Appropriations Committee amendment.
07/27/1995-1:30pmHouseH.Amdt.675 Amendment (A001) offered by the Committee on Appropriations.
07/27/1995-12:11pmHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate.
07/27/1995-12:11pmHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Larry Combest to act as Chairman of the Committee.
07/27/1995-12:11pmHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 201 and Rule XXIII.
07/27/1995-12:11pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 2099 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Measure will be read by title. Bill is open to amendments. The amendment printed in part 1 of the report accompanying this resolution shall be considered as pending, shall be considered as read, and debatable for 30 minutes, and shall not be subject to amendment. If the amendment is adopted, the provisions of the bill, as amended, shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of further amendment. Further consideration of the bill for amendment shall be by title rather than by paragraph. Points of order against the amendments printed in part 2 of the report accompanying this resolution shall be waived.
07/27/1995-12:11pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 201. (consideration: CR H7820-7913)
07/27/1995-12:10pmHouseMr. Lewis asked unanimous consent that, during the consideration of the bill H.R. 2099 pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 201, the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole may postpone until a time during further consideration in the Committee a request for a recorded vote on any amendment, and that the Chairman may reduce to not less than five minutes the time for voting by electronic device on any postponed question that immediately follows another vote by electronic device without intervening business, provided that the time for voting on the first in any series of questions shall not be less than 15 minutes. Agreed to without objection.
07/27/1995-12:05pmHouseRule H. Res. 201 passed House.
07/25/1995-8:55pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 201 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2099 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Measure will be read by title. Bill is open to amendments. The amendment printed in part 1 of the report accompanying this resolution shall be considered as pending, shall be considered as read, and debatable for 30 minutes, and shall not be subject to amendment. If the amendment is adopted, the provisions of the bill, as amended, shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of further amendment. Further consideration of the bill for amendment shall be by title rather than by paragraph. Points of order against the amendments printed in part 2 of the report accompanying this resolution shall be waived.
07/21/1995HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 103.
07/21/1995HouseThe House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept. 104-201, by Mr. Lewis (CA).
07/18/1995HouseFinal Day of Subcommittee Mark-up.
Action By: House Appropriations Subcommittee on VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies
07/18/1995HouseFirst Day of Subcommittee Mark-up.
Action By: House Appropriations Subcommittee on VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies
07/18/1995HouseOrdered to be Reported.
Action By: Committee on Appropriations
07/18/1995HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Appropriations
07/18/1995HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee.
Action By: House Appropriations Subcommittee on VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies
05/24/1995HouseFinal Day of Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Appropriations Subcommittee on VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies
02/22/1995HouseFirst Day of Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Appropriations Subcommittee on VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies
02/06/1995HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on VA, HUD and Independent Agencies.
Action By: Committee on Appropriations
02/06/1995HouseReferred to the House Committee on Appropriations.

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House Appropriations02/06/1995 Referred to
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07/21/1995 Reported original measure H. Rept. 104-201
House Appropriations Subcommittee on VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies02/06/1995 Referred to
05/24/1995 Hearings by
07/18/1995 Markup by
07/18/1995 Reported by
Senate Appropriations08/01/1995 Referred to
09/13/1995 Markup by
09/13/1995 Reported by S. Rept. 104-140
Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies09/11/1995 Markup by
09/11/1995 Reported by

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Title I: Department of Veterans Affairs

Title II: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Title III: Independent Agencies

Title IV: Corporations

Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1996 - Title I: Department of Veterans Affairs - Makes appropriations for FY 1996 to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Provides for the use of such appropriations.

(Sec. 107) Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to reimburse the general operating account of the Department, for certain administrative costs, from the National Service, Veterans' Special, and U.S. Government Life Insurance Funds.

(Sec. 108) Authorizes the Secretary to transfer jurisdiction and control of certain land in Wichita, Kansas, to the Secretary of Transportation.

Title II: Department of Housing and Urban Development - Makes appropriations for FY 1996 to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Provides for the use of such appropriations.

(Sec. 201) Amends the United States Housing Act of 1937 (USHA), as amended by the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Additional Disaster Assistance, for Anti-terrorism Initiatives, for Assistance in the Recovery from the Tragedy that Occurred at Oklahoma City, and Rescissions Act, 1995, to authorize public housing agencies to provide modernization assistance to mixed-income developments.

(Sec. 202) Revises USHA provisions relating to public and assisted housing rents, income adjustments, and preferences. Sets minimum rents between $25 and $50 per month, at the discretion of public housing agencies (PHAs). Allows PHAs to set ceiling rents which reflect the market value of similar housing in the area and cover monthly operating costs. Permits PHAs to make adjustments to income in determining the rents to be paid by tenants. Revises the basis of fair market rentals established for the Section 8 program. Eliminates Federal preferences rules for occupancy in the section 8 housing and rent supplement programs, and allows local preference rules to be applied.

(Sec. 203) Provides for conversion of certain public housing to vouchers.

Requires each PHA to: (1) identify any distressed public housing developments that meet specified criteria; and (2) develop and carry out a plan in conjunction with the Secretary for their removal from the PHA inventory and the annual contributions contract, over a period of up to five years (with possible extensions for up to another five years in certain circumstances).

Directs the Secretary to make authority available to a PHA to provide section 8 tenant-based assistance to families residing in any development that is removed from the PHA inventory and the annual contributions contract.

Requires each conversion plan to require the PHA to notify and counsel families residing in such a development, and ensure that they are offered tenant-based or project-based assistance and relocated, as necessary, to other decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing which is, to the maximum extent practicable, housing of their choice.

(Sec. 204) Repeals a "take one-take all" requirement under USHA that a housing owner who accepts a Section 8 voucher holder as a tenant must accept all others. Exempts housing unit owners participating in the certificate and voucher programs from certain notice requirements relating to rent increases or termination of their assistance payment contracts with a PHA. Limits certain requirements to the duration of a lease.

(Sec. 205) Directs the Secretary to establish section 8 fair market rentals for FY 1996 based on the 40th percentile rent of rental distributions of standard quality rental housing units, considering only the rents for dwelling units occupied by recent movers and not the rents for public housing dwelling units or newly constructed rental dwelling units.

Declares that the administrative fee for each month of FY 1996 for which a dwelling unit is covered by an assistance contract under the section 8 certificate, voucher, or moderate rehabilitation program shall be equal to the monthly fee payable for FY 1995.

Requires PHAs administering section 8 certificate or voucher assistance to delay for three months the use of any amounts of such assistance (or the certificate or voucher representing assistance amounts) made available by the termination during FY 1996 of such assistance on behalf of any family for any reason, with the exception of any certificates assigned or committed to project-based assistance.

(Sec. 206) Directs the Secretary to conduct a demonstration program under which up to 30 selected PHAs (including Indian housing authorities) may administer the public or Indian housing program and the section 8 housing assistance payments program (for a total number of public housing units up to 25,000) in ways which are designed to reduce costs and achieve greater cost-effectiveness in Federal expenditures, provide incentives for heads of households to become economically self-sufficient, and increase housing choices for lower- income families.

(Sec. 207) Repeals the maximum annual limitation on rent increases resulting from employment under the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act and the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 (HCDA).

(Sec. 208) Amends the Multifamily Housing Finance Improvement Act, under HCDA, to extend the risk-sharing and housing finance agency pilot demonstration programs but reduce the number of units involved in such programs during FY 1996.

(Sec. 209) Authorizes the Secretary of HUD to delegate, during FY 1996, to one or more entities the authority to carry out some or all of the Secretary's responsibilities and functions in connection with the foreclosure of HUD-held mortgages under the National Housing Act (NHA).

(Sec. 210) Authorizes the Secretary, during FY 1996, to sell or otherwise transfer multifamily mortgages held by the Secretary under the National Housing Act to State housing finance agencies, in connection with the risk-sharing or the housing finance agency pilot demonstration program under the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992, without regard to certain unit limitations.

(Sec. 211) Amends section 8 of the USHA to provide for transfer of budget authority. Directs the Secretary, if a section 8 assistance contract, other than a contract for tenant-based assistance, is terminated, not renewed, or expires, to transfer any budget authority remaining in that contract to another contract, in order to provide continued assistance to eligible families, including those receiving the benefit of the project-based assistance at the time of the termination.

(Sec. 212) Makes certain amendments (made by the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1995) relating to documentation of multifamily refinancings under the National Housing Act effective during FY 1996 and thereafter.

(Sec. 213) Directs the Secretary, in FY 1996 and 1997, to initiate a demonstration program with respect to multifamily projects: (1) whose owners agree to participate; (2) whose mortgages are insured under the NHA and assisted under section 8 of the USHA; and (3) whose present section 8 rents are, in the aggregate, exceed the fair market rent of the locality in which the project is located. Requires these programs to be designed to test the feasibility and desirability of the goal of ensuring, to the maximum extent practicable, that the debt service and operating expenses, including adequate reserves, attributable to such multifamily projects can be supported with or without mortgage insurance under the NHA and with or without above-market rents and utilizing project-based assistance or, with the consent of the property owner, tenant-based assistance, while taking into account the need for assistance of low- and very low-income families in such projects. Authorizes the Secretary to use arrangements with third parties, under which the Secretary may provide for their assumption of some or all of the Secretary's functions, obligations, and benefits. Sets forth goals and demonstration approaches for such programs.

Authorizes the Secretary to: (1) manage and dispose of multifamily properties and multifamily mortgages for properties assisted under section 8 with rents above 110 percent of fair market rents; and (2) delegate to one or more entities the authority to carry out some or all of the Secretary's functions and responsibilities in connection with the foreclosure of mortgages held under the NHA.

Authorizes the Secretary, subject to the consent of specified parties, to: (1) remove, relinquish, extinguish, modify, or agree to the removal of any mortgage, regulatory agreement, project-based assistance contract, use agreement, or restriction that had been imposed or required by the Secretary, including restrictions on distributions of income which would interfere with the ability of the project to operate without above market rents; (2) require an owner of a property assisted under the section 8 new construction-substantial rehabilitation program to apply any accumulated residual receipts toward effecting program purposes; (3) enter into contracts to purchase reinsurance, or enter into participations or otherwise transfer economic interest in contracts of insurance or in the premiums paid, or due to be paid, on such insurance to third parties; (4) offer project-based assistance with rents at or below fair market rents for the locality and negotiate other terms acceptable to the Secretary and the project owner; (5) offer to pay all or a portion of the project's debt service, including payments monthly from the appropriate Insurance Fund, for the full remaining term of the insured mortgage; (6) forgive and cancel any mortgage debt insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) that a demonstration program property cannot carry at market rents while bearing full operating costs; and (7) for demonstration program properties that cannot carry full operating costs (excluding debt service) at market rents, approve project-based rents sufficient to carry such full operating costs (and offer to pay the full debt service in the specified manner).

Directs the Secretary to develop procedures to provide appropriate and timely notice to local government officials, the community, and the tenants of the project.

Limits such demonstration program authority with respect to mortgages to not more than 15,000 units. Prohibits the expansion of such demonstration until specified reports are submitted to the Congress.

Appropriates funds for the cost of modifying loans held or guaranteed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).

(Sec. 214) Authorizes the Secretary to use amounts available for the renewal of assistance under section 8 of USHA, upon termination or expiration of a section 8 assistance contract (other than one for tenant-based assistance), to provide section 8 assistance for the eligible families assisted under the contracts at termination or expiration. Directs the Secretary, at the request of the owner, to renew for one year at the current rent levels section 8 assistance contracts that expire or terminate during FY 1996. Authorizes the Secretary to extend expiring contracts for USHA section 8 project-based loan management assistance to the extent necessary to prevent displacement of low-income families receiving such assistance as of September 30, 1996.

Amends NHA with regard to the rental charge for each dwelling unit to state that the rental ceiling (representing 30 per cent of the tenant's adjusted income) may not exceed the lower of the fair market rental charge determined under NHA or that established under section 8 of USHA for the market area in which the housing is located.

(Sec. 215) Extends through FY 1996 the home equity conversion mortgage program under NHA. Increases from 25,000 to 30,000 the number of mortgages that may be insured under the program.

(Sec. 216) Revises assessment collection dates for the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, under the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992, to replace the semiannual payment due dates from September 1 and March 1 with October 1 and April 1.

(Sec. 217) Requires all remaining obligated and unobligated balances in the Renewal of Expiring Section 8 Subsidy Contracts account on September 30, 1995, to be transferred to and merged with the obligated and unobligated balances, respectively, of the Annual Contributions for Assisted Housing account.

(Sec. 218) Directs the Secretary to cancel the indebtedness of the Hubbard Hospital Authority of Hubbard, Texas, of the Groveton Texas Hospital Authority, and of the Hepzibah Public Service District of Hepzibah, West Virginia, relating to specified public facilities loans under title II of the Housing Amendments of 1955.

(Sec. 219) Determines the Paul Mirabile Center, San Diego, California, to satisfy HUD continuum care requirements. Treats such Center as entirely residential rental property consisting solely of residential units used exclusively to facilitate the transition of homeless individuals to independent living within 24 months.

(Sec. 220) Limits to no more than seven Assistant Secretaries and 77 schedule C and 20 non-career senior executive service employees the number of such Assistant Secretaries and employees in HUD by the end of FY 1996.

(Sec. 221) Requires specified funds to be made available to: (1) the County of San Bernardino in California to assist with the expansion of the Los Padrinos Gang Intervention Program and the Unity Home Domestic Violence Shelter (from remaining funds made available to Bethlehem House in Highland, California, for site planning and loan acquisition); and (2) the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio, for the renovation and rehabilitation of an industrial building (from specified funds for removal of asbestos from an abandoned public school building in that city).

(Sec. 222) Amends the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 to revise eligibility criteria to determine which housing qualifies for lead-based paint abatement grants.

(Sec. 223) Amends USHA to repeal the six-year limitation on the extension period for Federal sharing of utility cost savings with PHAs under the program of annual contributions for operation of low-income housing.

(Sec. 223A) Amends NHA, with respect to the housing program for moderate income and displaced families, to extend through FY 1996 the period for mortgage note sales.

(Sec. 223B) Amends the Department of Housing and Urban Development--Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1988, to repeal the prohibition (Frost-Leland) against the use of funds for demolishing certain historic buildings in Dallas and Houston, Texas.

(Sec. 223C) Amends NHA to authorize the Secretary to assist mortgagors in default by: (1) paying insurance benefits to the mortgagee to recompense the mortgagee for certain actions to provide an alternative to foreclosure of a mortgage that is in default; (2) establishing, in lieu of the current program of temporary mortgage assistance payments and acquisition of mortgages to avoid foreclosure, an optional program for payment of a partial claim to a mortgagee that agrees to apply the claim amount to payment of a mortgage on a one- to four-family residence that is in default (if the mortgagor agrees to repay the amount of the insurance claim to the Secretary); and (3) establishing a program for assignment to the Secretary, under certain conditions and upon request of the mortgagee, of a mortgage on an insured one- to four-family residence.

(Sec. 223D) Prohibits the use of any funds in this Act: (1) by the Secretary to impose any sanction or penalty because of the enactment of any State or local law or regulation declaring English as the official language; or (2) for lobbying activities as prohibited by law.

(Sec. 223E) Transfers to the Department of Justice all HUD functions, activities, and responsibilities relating to title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended by the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, and the Fair Housing Act, including any rights guaranteed under the Fair Housing Act and any functions relating to the Fair Housing Initiatives program under the Housing and Community Development Act of 1987, along with adequate personnel and resources allocated to any such activity.

(Sec. 224) Prohibits the use of any funds provided in this Act during FY 1996 to investigate or prosecute under the Fair Housing Act any otherwise lawful activity engaged in by one or more persons, including the filing or maintaining of non-frivolous legal action, that is engaged in solely for the purposes of achieving or preventing action by a Government official, entity, or court of competent jurisdiction.

(Sec. 225) Prohibits the use of any funds provided in this Act to take any enforcement action with respect to a complaint of discrimination under the Fair Housing Act on the basis of familial status and which involves an occupancy standard established by the housing provider, except to the extent that it is found that there has been discrimination in contravention of the standards provided a specified HUD Memorandum, or until such time that HUD issues a final rule.

(Sec. 226) Amends the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 with respect to the eligibility of housing reconstruction costs for expenditure of Community Development Block Grant funds.

Title III: Independent Agencies - Makes appropriations for FY 1996 to the: (1) American Battle Monuments Commission; (2) Consumer Product Safety Commission; (3) Court of Veterans Appeals; (4) Department of Defense-Civil for cemeterial expenses, Army; (5) Environmental Protection Agency; (6) Executive Office of the President for the Office of Science and Technology Policy; (7) Council on Environmental Quality and Office of Environmental Quality; (8) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); (9) General Services Administration for the Consumer Information Center; (10) National Aeronautics and Space Administration; (11) National Credit Union Administration for the obligations of the Central Liquidity Facility; (12) National Science Foundation; (13) Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation; and (14) Selective Service System.

Makes appropriations for FY 1996 for necessary expenses for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to terminate all programs, activities, and initiatives under the National and Community Service Act of 1990, and to resolve all responsibilities and obligations in connection with the CNCS and its Office of Inspector General.

Authorizes exemption from categorical pretreatment standards under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, if specified conditions are met, of an industrial discharger that is a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility which discharged to the Kalamazoo Water Reclamation Plant (an advanced wastewater treatment plant with activated carbon) before enactment of this Act.

Requires the Director of FEMA to promulgate a methodology, based on specified criteria, for assessment and collection of fees applicable to persons subject to the FEMA radiological emergency preparedness regulations. Authorizes such fee assessment and collection only during FY 1996.

Directs NASA to convey, without reimbursement, to the State of Mississippi, all U.S. right, title and interest in the property known as the Yellow Creek Facility, near Iuka, Mississippi. Requires that specified appropriated funds be used for this conveyance and transition.

(Sec. 301) Prohibits EPA use of any funds provided in this Act to: (1) carry out any final action by the EPA Administrator or delegate for promulgation of a rule concerning any new standard for radon in drinking water; (2) sign, promulgate, implement or enforce a proposed regulation relating to individual foreign refinery baseline requirements for reformulated gasoline; (3) implement a provision of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (or any pending EPA action to implement such provision) for denial or restriction of the use of defined areas as disposal sites for dredged or fill material; or (4) implement specified requirements of the Clean Air Act with respect to any moderate nonattainment area in which the average daily winter temperature is below 0 degrees Fahrenheit. Declares that this last prohibition does not preclude EPA assistance to the State of Alaska to make progress toward meeting the carbon monoxide standard in such areas and to resolve remaining issues regarding the use of oxygenated fuels in such areas.

Title IV: Corporations - Authorizes certain corporations and agencies of HUD to make commitments without regard to fiscal year limitations as necessary to carry out provisions under the Government Corporation Control Act. Allows any collections by such corporations and agencies to be used for new loan or mortgage purchase commitments to the extent provided under this Act, with specified exceptions.

Makes funds available for the Office of Inspector General of the Resolution Trust Corporation.

Title V: General Provisions - Specifies certain uses, limitations, and prohibitions on uses of funds appropriated by this Act.

(Sec. 514) Requires FY 1996 pay raises to be absorbed within the levels appropriated in this Act.

(Sec. 516) Expresses the sense of the Congress that, to the greatest extent practicable, all equipment and products purchased with funds made available under this Act should be American-made.

(Sec. 517) Prohibits the use of funds to implement any cap on reimbursements to grantees for indirect costs, except as published in a specified Office of Management and Budget Circular.

(Sec. 519) Requires the Director of FEMA to sell the disaster housing inventory of mobile homes and trailers, and deposit the proceeds in the Treasury.

(Sec. 520) Requires that funds necessary to terminate the Office of Consumer Affairs be made available from funds appropriated to the Department of Health and Human Services for FY 1996.