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Telephone Excise Tax Repeal bill (Identified by CRS)

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Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2001

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  • Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 2001

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Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2001

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  • Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 2001

Short Titles - Senate

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Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2001

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  • Capitol Security Consolidation Act of 2000
  • Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 2001

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Making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (11)

Date Actions Overview
10/30/2000Vetoed by President.
10/18/2000Presented to President.
10/12/2000Conference report agreed to in Senate: Senate agreed to conference report by Yea-Nay Vote. 58 - 37. Record Vote Number: 273.(consideration: CR S10333)
09/20/2000Conference report disagreed to in Senate: Senate disagreed to conference report by Yea-Nay Vote. 28 - 69. Record Vote Number: 253.
09/14/2000Conference report agreed to in House: On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 212 - 209 (Roll no. 476).
07/27/2000Conference report filed: Conference report H. Rept. 106-796 filed.(text of conference report: CR H7095-7126)
07/25/2000Conference committee actions: Conferees agreed to file conference report.
07/17/2000Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent.(text: CR S7057-7065)
06/22/2000Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 373 - 50 (Roll no. 313).
05/23/2000The House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept. 106-635, by Mr. Taylor (NC).
05/23/2000Introduced in House

All Actions (64)

Date Chamber All Actions
10/31/2000HouseOn motion to refer the bill and the accompanying veto message to the Committee on Appropriations. Agreed to by voice vote.
10/31/2000-7:50pmHouseFloor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the motion to refer the veto message and accompanying papers to the Committee on Appropriations.
10/31/2000HouseMr. Young (FL) moved to refer the bill and accompanying veto message to the Committee on Appropriations.
10/31/2000HouseThe Chair laid before the House the veto message from the President. (consideration: CR H11675-11681; text of Veto message: CR H11675)
10/30/2000Vetoed by President.
10/18/2000HousePresented to President.
10/12/2000SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
10/12/2000SenateSenate agreed to conference report by Yea-Nay Vote. 58 - 37. Record Vote Number: 273. (consideration: CR S10333)
10/12/2000SenateMotion by Senator Stevens to reconsider the vote by which the conference report was not agreed to was agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/20/2000SenateMotion by Senator Stevens to reconsider the vote by which the conference report was not agreed to entered in Senate.
09/20/2000SenateSenate disagreed to conference report by Yea-Nay Vote. 28 - 69. Record Vote Number: 253.
09/20/2000SenateConference report considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S8788-8800)
09/19/2000SenateConference report considered in Senate by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S8731-8748)
09/19/2000SenateConference papers: Senate report and manager's statement held at the desk in Senate.
09/14/2000SenateConference papers: message on House action held at the desk in Senate.
09/14/2000-4:14pmHouseOn agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 212 - 209 (Roll no. 476).
09/14/2000-4:14pmHouseMotions to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/14/2000-3:39pmHouseThe previous question was ordered without objection.
09/14/2000-2:35pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the conference report.
09/14/2000-2:35pmHouseMr. Young (FL) brought up conference report H. Rept. 106-796 for consideration under the provisions of H. Res. 565. (consideration: CR H7608-7627)
07/27/2000-2:42pmHouseRule H. Res. 565 passed House.
07/27/2000-9:10amHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 565 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of the conference report to H.R. 4516 with 1 hour of general debate. Waives points of order against the conference report and against its consideration.
07/27/2000-7:00amHouseConference report H. Rept. 106-796 filed. (text of conference report: CR H7095-7126)
07/25/2000-6:05pmConferees agreed to file conference report.
Action By: Joint
07/20/2000-10:59pmHouseThe Speaker appointed conferees: Taylor (NC), Wamp, Lewis (CA), Granger, Peterson (PA), Young (FL), Pastor, Murtha, Hoyer, and Obey.
07/20/2000-10:59pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
07/20/2000-10:59pmHouseOn motion that the House instruct conferees Agreed to by voice vote.
07/20/2000-10:59pmHouseThe previous question was ordered without objection.
07/20/2000-10:58pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the motion to instruct conferees.
07/20/2000-10:57pmHouseMr. Pastor moved that the House instruct conferees.
07/20/2000-10:57pmHouseOn motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendments, and agree to a conference Agreed to without objection. (consideration: CR H6711)
07/20/2000-10:56pmHouseMr. Taylor (NC) asked unanimous consent that the House disagree to the Senate amendments, and agree to a conference
07/18/2000SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
07/17/2000SenateSee also S. 2603.
07/17/2000SenateSenate insists on its amendments, asks for a conference, appoints conferees Bennett, Stevens, Craig, Cochran, Feinstein, Durbin and Byrd.
07/17/2000SenatePassed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S7057-7065)
07/17/2000SenateS.Amdt.3909 Amendment SA 3909 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
07/17/2000SenateS.Amdt.3909 Amendment SA 3909 proposed by Senator Boxer. (consideration: CR S7057; text: CR S7057) To limit funds for the preventative application of a pesticide containing a known or probable carcinogen, a cateogry I or II acute nerve toxin or a pesticide of the organophosphate, carbamate, or organochlorine class as determined by the Environmental Protection Agency to U.S. Capitol buildings or grounds maintained or administered by the Architect of the U.S. Capitol.
07/17/2000SenateSenate incorporated the text of S. 2603 into the bill as amendments by Unanimous Consent.
07/17/2000SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S7057-7065)
06/22/2000SenateReceived in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 629.
06/22/2000-1:12pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
06/22/2000-1:12pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 373 - 50 (Roll no. 313).
06/22/2000-12:54pmHouseThe House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
06/22/2000-12:53pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
06/22/2000-12:53pmHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4516.
06/22/2000-12:53pmHouseH.Amdt.866 On agreeing to the Ryan (WI) amendment (A003) Failed by recorded vote: 184 - 235 (Roll no. 312).
06/22/2000-12:07pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 580, the Committee proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the amendment.
06/22/2000-12:07pmHouseH.Amdt.866 Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Ryan (WI). (consideration: CR H4952-4956; text: CR H4952)
06/22/2000-12:06pmHouseH.Amdt.865 On agreeing to the Camp amendment (A002) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/22/2000-11:54amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 580, the Committee proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the amendment.
06/22/2000-11:54amHouseH.Amdt.865 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Camp. (consideration: CR H4951-4952; text: CR H4951)
06/22/2000-11:53amHouseH.Amdt.864 On agreeing to the Taylor (NC) amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/22/2000-11:47amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 580, the Committee proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the amendment.
06/22/2000-11:47amHouseH.Amdt.864 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Taylor (NC). (consideration: CR H4945-4951; text: CR H4945)
06/22/2000-11:04amHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 4516.
06/22/2000-11:03amHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 530 and Rule XXIII.
06/22/2000-11:03amHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable James V. Hansen to act as Chairman of the Committee.
06/22/2000-11:03amHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 4516 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Waives points of order against provisions of the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI. Measure will be read by paragraph. Specified amendments are in order.
06/22/2000-11:03amHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 530. (consideration: CR H4934-4957; text of measure as reported in House: CR H4940-4945)
06/22/2000-11:02amHouseRule H. Res. 530 passed House.
06/21/2000-12:02amHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 530 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4516 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Waives points of order against provisions of the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI. Measure will be read by paragraph. Specified amendments are in order.
05/23/2000HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 350.
05/23/2000HouseThe House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept. 106-635, by Mr. Taylor (NC).

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Conference report filed in House (07/27/2000)

Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2001 - Division A: Legislative Branch Appropriations - Makes appropriations for the legislative branch for FY 2001.

Title I: Congressional Operations - Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 2001 - Makes appropriations for the Senate for: (1) a payment to Nancy Nally Coverdell, widow of Paul D. Coverdell, late a Senator from Georgia; (2) expense allowances; (3) representation allowances for the Majority and Minority Leaders; (4) salaries of specified officers, employees, and committees (including the Committee on Appropriations); (5) agency contributions for employee benefits; (6) inquiries and investigations; (7) the U.S. Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control; (8) the Offices of the Secretary, Sergeant at Arms, and Doorkeeper of the Senate; (9) miscellaneous items; (10) the Senators' Official Personnel and Office Expense Account; and (11) official mail costs.

(Sec. 1) Amends the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1965 to require, with respect to semiannual statements of expenditures by the Secretary of the Senate and the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives, each report of the Secretary of the Senate (except for specified expenditures) to be compiled at a summary level for each Senate office authorized to obligate appropriated funds.

(Sec. 2) Amends the Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970 to provide for locality pay adjustments for Senate employees in the Washington, D.C. - Baltimore, Maryland consolidated metropolitan statistical area consistent with executive branch, judicial branch, and other legislative branch employees.

(Sec. 3) Amends the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1999 to require agency contributions for employees of Senate Hair Care Services to be paid from the appropriations account for Salaries, Officers, and Employees in lieu of the Senate Hair Care Services Revolving Fund.

(Sec. 4) Establishes the Senate Health and Fitness Facility Revolving Fund. Requires the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) to deposit in the Fund any amounts received: (1) as dues or other assessments for use of the Senate Health and Fitness Facility; and (2) from the operation of the Senate waste recycling program. Makes such amounts, under specified conditions, available to the AOC, without fiscal year limitations, for payment of the Facility's costs.

(Sec. 5) Authorizes for each fiscal year, beginning in FY 2002, a specified expense allowance for the Chairmen of the Majority and Minority Policy Committees, to be paid only as reimbursement for actual expenses incurred, under specified conditions. Declares that such amounts shall not be reported as income and shall not be allowed as a deduction under the Internal Revenue Code.

(Sec. 6) Permits the head of the employing office of a Senate employee, upon termination of the employee's employment, to authorize payment of a lump sum for the employee's accrued annual leave if certain conditions are met. Requires the employee, if reemployed as an Senate employee before the end of the period covered by the lump sum payment, to refund an amount equal to the leave pay for the period between the reemployment date and the expiration of the lump sum period.

(Sec. 7) Requires agency contributions for employees of the Joint Economic Committee to be paid from the Senate appropriations account for Salaries, Officers, and Employees.

(Sec. 8) Amends Federal law with respect to the United States Senate Collection to: (1) revise the categories of collectibles from items of art, fine art, and historical items to make them works of art, historical objects, documents, or material relating to historical matters; and (2) change its name from mandatory to discretionary (allowing for a change of name without statutory mandate).

Makes appropriations for the House of Representatives for: (1) House leadership offices; (2) Members' representational allowances; (3) committee employees; (4) officers and employees; (5) specified allowances and expenses; and (6) the House Child Care Center.

(Sec. 101) Authorizes the Chief Administrative Officer of the House to enter into: (1) contracts for the acquisition of severable services for a period that begins in one fiscal year and ends in the next to the same extent as the head of an executive agency under the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949; and (2) multi-year contracts for the acquisition of property and nonaudit-related services to the same extent as executive agencies under such Act.

(Sec. 102) Amends the House Employees Position Classification Act to permit new House employees to be placed above the minimum step of the appropriate House compensation level.

(Sec. 103) Makes amounts appropriated under this Act for "House of Representatives Salaries and Expenses - Members' Representational Allowances" available for FY 2001 only. Requires amounts remaining after all payments are made under such allowances for FY 2001 to be deposited in the Treasury and used for deficit reduction or, if there is no Federal budget deficit, for reducing the Federal debt.

(Sec. 104) Appropriates a specified sum for payment to the Prince William County Public Schools for educational services for the son of Evelyn Gibson, widow of Detective John Michael Gibson, U.S. Capitol Police.

Makes appropriations for: (1) the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies of 2001, and the Joint Economic and Taxation Committees; (2) the Office of the Attending Physician; (3) the Capitol Police Board; (4) the Capitol Guide Service and Special Services Office; (5) the Office of Compliance; (6) the Congressional Budget Office; (7) the AOC for salaries and expenses, Capitol buildings and grounds, Senate and House office buildings, and the Capitol power plant; (8) the Library of Congress for Congressional Research Service (CRS) salaries and expenses; and (9) the Government Printing Office (GPO) for congressional printing and binding.

(Sec. 105) Requires the Secretary of Defense, upon request, to provide protective services on a non-reimbursable basis to the U.S. Capitol Police for the inauguration of the President-elect and Vice President-elect, and for the joint session of Congress held to receive the President's State of the Union address.

(Sec. 107) Requires: (1) the Chief Administrative Officer of the Capitol Police, or when there is no such Officer, the Capitol Police Board to appoint certifying officers to certify all vouchers for payment from funds made available to the Capitol Police. Specifies the accountability of such certifying officers, and provides for enforcement of their liability.

(Sec. 108) Establishes within the Capitol Police an Office of Administration to be headed by a Chief Administrative Officer, who shall be appointed by the Comptroller General and serve at the Comptroller General's pleasure. Specifies the areas of the Officer's responsibility regarding the Capitol Police such as budgeting, financial management, information technology, and human resources.

Provides that: (1) as of the beginning of FY 2002, unless otherwise determined by the Comptroller General, the Chief Administrative Officer will cease to be an employee of the General Accounting Office and will become a Capitol Police employee; and (2) the Capitol Police Board shall assume all of the Comptroller General's responsibilities under this title.

(Sec. 109) Modifies the annual salary of the Chief of the Capitol Police from level IV of the Executive Schedule to level ES-4 of the Senior Executive Service.

(Sec. 110) Authorizes the Congressional Budget Office, to the same extent as executive agencies under the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act, to enter into: (1) contracts for procurement of severable services beginning in one fiscal year and ending in the next; and (2) multi-year contracts for acquisition of property and services.

(Sec. 111) Authorizes appropriations to the Clerk of the House for congressional printing and binding services.

Requires: (1) the Clerk to study and report to specified congressional committees on the needs of the House for congressional printing and binding services during FY 2002, 2003, and succeeding fiscal years, including an analysis of the most cost-effective program or programs for providing printed or other media-based publications for House uses; and (2) the committees to review the study and prepare regulations or other materials (including proposals for legislation) appropriate to enable the Clerk to carry out such services.

Title II: Other Agencies - Appropriates funds for salaries and expenses for: (1) the Botanic Garden; and (2) the Library of Congress for salaries and expenses, the Copyright Office, Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, and furniture and furnishings.

Specifies administrative provisions for the Library of Congress identical or similar to corresponding provisions of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2000.

(Sec. 206) Reduces the obligational authority of the Library from FY 2001 levels for reimbursable and revolving fund activities funded from sources other than appropriations to the Library in appropriation Acts for the legislative branch.

(Sec. 207) Amends Federal law to authorize the AOC, within 90 days after acquisition of certain real property for the Library of Congress, to transfer a limited amount of funds to the entity from which the property was acquired.

(Sec. 208) Authorizes the Librarian of Congress to convert to permanent positions 84 indefinite, time-limited positions in the National Digital Library Program authorized in the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1996 for the Library of Congress.

Authorizes the Librarian to fill these permanent positions through the non-competitive conversion of the incumbents in the indefinite-not-to-exceed positions to permanent positions.

(Sec. 209) Authorizes the Librarian of Congress, during FY 2001 and ensuing fiscal years, to transfer to and among available accounts, subject to the approval of specified congressional committees, amounts appropriated to the Library from funds for the purchase, installation, maintenance, and repair of furniture, furnishings, and office and library equipment.

(Sec. 210) Allows any employee of the Library of Congress Child Development Center, who elects by certain dates to be covered by this title, to be credited under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) for service as a Center employee, subject to specified conditions.

Sets forth provisions making such individuals eligible for: (1) FERS survivor annuities and disability benefits; (2) contributions to the Thrift Savings Plan; and (3) Federal health and life insurance coverage.

Makes appropriations for: (1) the AOC for Library buildings and grounds; and (2) salaries and expenses of the GPO's Office of Superintendent of Documents and for the General Accounting Office.

Title III: General Provisions - Sets forth authorized or prohibited uses of funds appropriated by this Act identical or similar to corresponding provisions of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2000.

(Sec. 305) Sets forth Buy American requirements.

(Sec. 308) Prohibits any appropriation contained in this Act for the AOC or the Botanic Garden from being obligated or expended for a construction contract in excess of $100,000, unless such contract requires liquidated damages according to a specified formula for contractor caused delay.

(Sec. 309) Amends Federal law to extend for one year the availability of funds for the Senate art collection.

(Sec. 310) Amends the 1999 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act to extend: (1) the pilot Russian Leadership Program in the Library of Congress through FY 2001; and (2) the permanent Program (in its presidentially designated executive agency) and its Advisory Board through FY 2002.

(Sec. 311) Allows any State to request the Joint Committee on the Library of Congress to approve the replacement of a statue the State has provided for display in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol, under certain terms and conditions.

Directs the AOC, upon the Committee's approval, to relocate within the Capitol any of the statues received from the States before this Act's enactment, and to provide for the reception, location, and relocation of such statues received hereafter.

(Sec. 312) Amends the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1993 to increase the amount of funds that may be accepted and made available for obligation by the AOC for constructing, equipping, and maintaining the National Garden.

Allows the AOC to solicit, receive, accept, and hold amounts under the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1989 in excess of such increased amount. Prohibits AOC expenditure of such amount (and interest thereon) without approval in appropriations Acts as required by such Act.

(Sec. 313) Establishes in the legislative branch the Center for Russian Leadership Development, which shall establish a program to enable emerging political leaders of Russia at all levels of government to gain significant, firsthand exposure to the American free market economic system and the operation of American democratic institutions through visits to governments and communities at comparable levels in the United States. Requires the Center to establish a program under which it shall annually award grants to government or community organizations in the United States that seek to establish programs to host such Russian nationals. Limits: (1) the stay of each grant recipient to 30 days; and (2) the number of such grant recipients to 3,000 in any fiscal year. Specifies the use of such grants.

Establishes the Russian Leadership Development Center Trust Fund in the Treasury.

Applies the same administrative provisions to the Center as those of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1989 concerning the John C. Stennis Center for the Public Service Training and Development.

Authorizes the Library of Congress to provide administrative, legal, financial management, and other appropriate services to the Center. Authorizes appropriations.

(Sec. 314) Requires the Comptroller General to submit an assessment to Congress which contains an analysis of the new computer performance levels being proposed by the President under the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 1998.

Title IV: Emergency Fiscal Year 2000 Supplemental Legislative Branch Funds - Makes emergency FY 2000 supplemental appropriations for: (1) the Capitol Police Board; (2) the AOC for Capitol buildings and grounds and the House office buildings; and (3) the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Division B - Enacts into law H.R. 4985 (Treasury Department, U.S. Postal Service, Executive Office of the President, and certain Independent Agencies appropriations).

(Sec. 1002) Amends the Emergency Supplemental Act, 2000 to reinstate certain provisions of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 in order to provide that: (1) Supplemental Security Income benefit payments for October 2000 be delivered on Monday, October 2; and (2) veterans' benefits otherwise payable on Sunday, October 1, 2000 will be delivered on Friday, September 29, 2000. Reinstates the limit on outlays set forth in a specified budget resolution for the 106th Congress for: (1) defense spending for FY 2001; and (2) for nondefense spending.

(Sec. 1003) Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on telephone and other communication services.

Requires the Comptroller General to identify and report to specified congressional committees on: (1) the extent to which the benefits of such repeal are passed through to individual and business consumers; and (2) any actions by communication service providers or others that diminish such benefits, including increases in any regulated or unregulated communication service provider charges or increases in other Federal or State fees or taxes related to such service occurring since the date of such repeal.