Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
January 30, 1996
104th Congress, 2nd Session
Issue: Vol. 142, No. 12 — Daily Edition
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Tuesday, January 30, 1996
VA Health Care: Senate concurred in the amendments of the House to the amendments of the Senate to H.R. 2353, to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out certain programs and activities, and to require certain reports from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, clearing the measure for the President.
Farm Bill--Consent Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for the consideration of S. 1541, to extend, reform, and improve agricultural commodity, trade, conservation, and other programs, on Wednesday, January 31, 1996.
National Historical Publications and Records Commission: The Chair, on behalf of the Vice President, in accordance with Public Law 81–754, as amended by Public Law 100–365, appointed Senator Hatfield to the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
National Education Goals Panel: The Chair, on behalf of the Republican Leader, pursuant to Public Law 103–227, appointed Senator Jeffords as a member of the National Education Goals Panel, vice Senator Gregg.
Messages From the President: Senate received the following message from the President of the United States:
Transmitting the report concerning emigration laws and policies of the Republic of Bulgaria; referred to the Committee on Finance. (PM–113).
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
1 Navy nomination in the rank of admiral.
Messages From the President:
Messages From the House:
Measures Placed on Calendar:
Statements on Introduced Bills:
Adjournment: Senate convened at 11 a.m., and adjourned at 3:16 p.m., until 11 a.m., on Wednesday, January 31, 1996. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S567.)
Special Committee To Investigate the Whitewater Development Corporation and Related Matters: Committee resumed hearings to examine issues relative to the Whitewater Development Corporation, receiving testimony from James Clark, Bank Examiner, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of the Treasury, and Dawn Pulcer, Sterling Bank and Trust, Southfield, Michigan, both former Examiners, Federal Home Loan Bank Board.
Hearings continue tomorrow.
House of Representatives
Report Filed: One report was filed as follows: H.R. 2036, to amend the Solid Waste Disposal Act to make certain adjustments in the land disposal program to provide needed flexibility, amended (H. Rept. 104–454).
Recess: House recessed at 1:05 p.m., and reconvened at 2 p.m.
Presidential Message--Bulgaria: Read a message from the President wherein he transmits an updated report concerning emigration laws and policies of the Republic of Bulgaria--referred to the Committee on Ways and Means and ordered printed (H. Doc. 104–169).
Suspensions: House completed all debate on motions to suspend the rules and pass the following measures, on which votes were postponed until, Wednesday, January 31.
Flow Control Act: H. Res. 349, providing for the consideration of S. 534, Municipal Solid Waste Flow Control Act of 1995; and
Solid Waste Disposal Amendments: H.R. 2036, amended, to amend the Solid Waste Disposal Act to make certain adjustments in the land disposal program to provide needed flexibility.
Referrals: Two Senate-passed measures were referred to the appropriate House committees.
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page H929.
Quorum Calls--Votes: No quorum calls or votes developed during the proceedings of the House today.
Adjournment: Met at 12:30 p.m., and adjourned at 6:55 p.m.
AGRICULTURE MARKET TRANSITION ACT
Committee on Agriculture: Ordered reported H.R. 2854, Agriculture Market Transition Act.
H.R. 2880, making appropriations for fiscal year 1996 to make a downpayment toward a balanced budget. Signed January 26, 1996. (P.L. 104–99)
Committee on Finance, to hold hearings to examine proposals to restructure the tax system, focusing on the National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform's report on tax reform, 10 a.m., SD–215.
Special Committee To Investigate Whitewater Development Corporation and Related Matters, to continue hearings to examine certain matters relative to the Whitewater Development Corporation, 10 a.m., SH–216.
Committee on Commerce, Subcommittee on Health and Environment, hearing on Priorities for Reauthorization of the Safe Drinking Water Act, 9:45 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
Committee on Economic and Educational Opportunities, hearing on ``What Works in Public Schools,'' 9:30 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.
Committee on International Relations, hearing on Global Organized Crime, 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.
Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime, oversight hearing regarding the FBI murder investigations in Haiti, 1:30 p.m., 2237 Rayburn.
Committee on Rules, to consider the following: Conference Report to accompany H.R. 2546, making appropriations for the government of the District of Columbia and other activities chargeable in whole or in part against the revenues of said District for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1996; and possible Budget-Related Measures, 4 p.m., H–313 Capitol.
Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, executive, to consider pending business, 1:30 p.m., HT–2M Capitol.
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, hearing on H.R. 2747, Water Supply Infrastructure Assistance Act of 1995, 9 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
Program for Wednesday: After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond 1 p.m.), Senate will consider S. 1541, Farm Bill.
Program for Wednesday: Consideration of the following:
Conference Report to accompany H.R. 2546, making appropriations for the government of the District of Columbia and other activities chargeable in whole or in part against the revenues of said District for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1996 (subject to a rule being granted);
H.R. 2854, Agriculture Market Transition Act (subject to a rule being granted);
, Sense of Congress resolution concerning Medicare and Medicaid programs; and
H. Con. Res.
, Regarding the President's Budget Proposal.
Hamilton, Lee H., Ind., E111
Horn, Stephen, Calif., E111
Jackson-Lee, Sheila, Tex., E113
Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E113
Johnson, Nancy L., Conn., E113
Meek, Carrie P., Fla., E113
Mfume, Kweisi, Md., E114
Quinn, Jack, N.Y., E111
Smith, Christopher H., N.J., E112