PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS
(House of Representatives - April 30, 1997)

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                      PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

  Under clause 5 of rule X and clause 4 of rule XXII, public bills and 
resolutions were introduced and severally referred as follows:

           By Mr. CAMPBELL (for himself, Mr. Fawell, Mr. Farr of 
             California, Ms. Woolsey, Mr. Stark, Mr. Lewis of 
             Georgia, and Mr. Peterson of Minnesota):
       H.R. 1487. A bill to provide off-budget treatment for one-
     half of the receipts and disbursements of the land and water 
     conservation fund, and to provide that the amount 
     appropriated from the fund for a fiscal year for Federal 
     purposes may not exceed the amount appropriated for that 
     fiscal year for financial assistance to the States for State 
     purposes; to the Committee on the Budget, and in addition to 
     the Committee on Resources, for a period to be subsequently 
     determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of 
     such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the 
     committee concerned.
           By Mr. CASTLE (for himself, Mr. Flake, Mr. Leach, and 
             Mr. Gonzalez) (all by request):
       H.R. 1488. A bill to authorize U.S. participation in 
     various international financial institutions; to the 
     Committee on Banking and Financial Services.
           By Mr. CONDIT (for himself, Mr. Fazio of California, 
             and Mr. Herger):
       H.R. 1489. A bill to establish permanent authority for the 
     provision of assistance to small orchardists to replace or 
     rehabilitate trees and vineyards damaged by damaging weather 
     and related conditions and to appropriate funds to provide 
     such assistance; to the Committee on Agriculture.
           By Mr. COOKSEY:
       H.R. 1490. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
     1986 to reduce the capital gains tax on individuals and to 
     index the basis of assets of individuals for purposes of 
     determining gains and losses; to the Committee on Ways and 
     Means.
           By Mr. DINGELL (for himself, Mrs. Roukema, Mr. Brown of 
             Ohio, Mr. Waxman, Mr. Berry, Ms. DeGette, Ms. Furse, 
             Mr. Green, Mr. LaFalce, Mr. Matsui, Mr. Pallone, Mr. 
             Pascrell, Mr. Strickland, Mr. Stupak, and Mr. Towns):
       H.R. 1491. A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security 
     Act to encourage States to expand health coverage of low 
     income children and pregnant women and to provide funds to 
     promote outreach efforts to enroll eligible children under 
     health insurance programs; to the Committee on Commerce.
           By Mr. GALLEGLY (for himself, Mr. Bereuter, Mr. Bunning 
             of Kentucky, Mr. Condit, Mr. Davis of Virginia, Mr. 
             Ehrlich, Mr. Foley, Mr. Gibbons, Mr. Hayworth, Mr. 
             Horn, Ms. Molinari, Mr. Packard, Mr. Royce, Mr. 
             Scarborough, Mr. Solomon, Mr. Stearns, and Mr. 
             Traficant):
       H.R. 1492. A bill to amend rule 11 of the Federal Rules of 
     Civil Procedure regarding representations made to courts by 
     or on behalf of, and court sanctions applicable with respect 
     to, prisoners; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
           By Mr. GALLEGLY (for himself, Mr. Royce, Mr. Packard, 
             Mr. Cox of California, Mr. Rohrabacher, Mr. 
             Cunningham, Mr. Riggs, Mr. Calvert, Mr. Kim, and Mr. 
             Bilbray):
       H.R. 1493. A bill to require the Attorney General to 
     establish a program in local prisons to identify, prior to 
     arraignment, criminal aliens and aliens who are unlawfully 
     present in the United States, and for other

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     purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
           By Mr. GEKAS:
       H.R. 1494. A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign 
     Act of 1971 to require the Federal Election Commission to 
     establish and administer an escrow account for certain 
     campaign contributions that a political committee intends to 
     return to the contributor, and for other purposes; to the 
     Committee on House Oversight, and in addition to the 
     Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently 
     determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of 
     such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the 
     committee concerned.
           By Mr. LaFALCE (for himself, Mr. Sisisky, Mr. Flake, 
             Mr. Poshard, Ms. Velazquez, Mr. Baldacci, Mr. 
             Jackson, Ms. Millender-McDonald, Mr. Weygand, Mr. 
             Davis of Illinois, Mrs. McCarthy of New York, and Mr. 
             Pascrell):
       H.R. 1495. A bill to amend section 29 of the Small Business 
     Act, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Small 
     Business.
           By Mr. McCOLLUM (for himself, Ms. Dunn, Mrs. Johnson of 
             Connecticut, Mr. Boehner, Mr. Knollenberg, Mr. Frost, 
             Mr. Bachus, Mr. Ewing, Mrs. Kelly, Mr. Walsh, Mr. 
             Snowbarger, Mr. Cooksey, Mrs. Northup, Mr. Green, Ms. 
             Granger, Mr. Ryun, Mr. Weldon of Florida, and Mr. 
             White):
       H.R. 1496. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
     1986 to provide greater equity in savings opportunities for 
     families with children, and for other purposes; to the 
     Committee on Ways and Means.
           By Mr. MILLER of California (for himself, Mr. Yates, 
             Mr. Shays, Mr. Farr of California, Ms. Christian-
             Green, Mr. Frost, Mr. DeFazio, Mrs. Maloney of New 
             York, Mr. Coyne, Mr. Underwood, Mr. Dellums, Ms. 
             Slaughter, Mr. Calvert, Mr. Flake, Mr. Torres, Mr. 
             Petri, Mr. Filner, Ms. Rivers, Mr. Clay, Mr. Barrett 
             of Wisconsin, Mrs. Clayton, Ms. Woolsey, and Mr. 
             Lewis of Georgia):
       H. R. 1497. A bill to extend the authority of the National 
     Peace Garden to establish a commemorative work on Federal 
     lands; to the Committee on Resources.
           By Mrs. MINK of Hawaii (for herself, Mr. Abercrombie, 
             Mr. Brown of California, Mr. Clay, Mrs. Clayton, Ms. 
             DeGette, Mr. Dellums, Mr. Faleomavaega, Mr. Farr of 
             California, Mr. Foglietta, Mr. Hilliard, Ms. 
             Kilpatrick, Mr. Owens, Ms. Pelosi, Mr. Rush, Mr. 
             Sanders, Ms. Waters, Ms. Woolsey, and Mr. Torres):
       H.R. 1498. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
     1986 to treat a portion of welfare benefits which are 
     contingent on employment as earned income for purposes of the 
     earned income credit, and for other purposes; to the 
     Committee on Ways and Means.
           By Ms. MOLINARI:
       H.R. 1499. A bill to make certain administrative reforms 
     relating to the Federal Railroad Administration and to make 
     further improvements to the laws governing railroad safety; 
     to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
           By Mr. HINCHEY (for himself, Mr. Ackerman, Mr. Andrews, 
             Mr. Barrett of Wisconsin, Mr. Berman, Mr. Bonior, Mr. 
             Brown of California, Mr. Brown of Ohio, Mr. Campbell, 
             Mr. Capps, Mr. Clay, Mr. Clyburn, Mr. Conyers, Mr. 
             Coyne, Mr. DeFazio, Ms. DeGette, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. 
             Dellums, Mr. Deutsch, Mr. Dicks, Mr. Dixon, Mr. 
             Engel, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Evans, Mr. Farr of California, 
             Mr. Fawell, Mr. Fazio of California, Mr. Filner, Mr. 
             Flake, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, Ms. Furse, Mr. 
             Gejdenson, Mr. Gonzalez, Mr. Gutierrez, Mr. Hastings 
             of Florida, Mr. Holden, Ms. Hooley of Oregon, Mr. 
             Jackson, Ms. Jackson-Lee, Mr. Kennedy of 
             Massachusetts, Mr. Kennedy of Rhode Island, Mrs. 
             Kennelly of Connecticut, Mr. Kleczka, Mr. Klug, Mr. 
             LaFalce, Mr. Lampson, Mr. Lantos, Mr. LaTourette, Mr. 
             Leach, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Mr. Lipinski, Ms. 
             Lofgren, Mrs. Lowey, Mrs. Maloney of New York, Mr. 
             Markey, Mr. Martinez, Mr. McDermott, Mr. McGovern, 
             Mr. McHale, Ms. McKinney, Mr. McNulty, Mr. Meehan, 
             Mrs. Meek of Florida, Mr. Menendez, Mr. Miller of 
             California, Mrs. Mink of Hawaii, Mr. Moran of 
             Virginia, Mr. Murtha, Mr. Nadler, Mr. Neal of 
             Massachusetts, Ms. Norton, Mr. Olver, Mr. Owens, Mr. 
             Pallone, Mr. Pastor, Mr. Payne, Mr. Porter, Mr. 
             Rangel, Ms. Rivers, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mr. Rush, Mr. 
             Sabo, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Sawyer, Mr. Schumer, Mr. 
     Serrano, Mr. Shays, Mr. Sherman, Mr. Skaggs, Ms. 
     Slaughter, Mr. Spratt, Mr. Stark, Mr. Stokes, Mrs. 
     Tauscher, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Tierney, Mr. Torres, Mr. 
     Towns, Ms. Velazquez, Mr. Vento, Ms. Waters, Mr. Watt of 
     North Carolina, Mr. Waxman, and Mr. Yates):
       H.R. 1500. A bill to designate certain Federal lands in the 
     State of Utah as wilderness, and for other purposes; to the 
     Committee on Resources.
           By Ms. MOLINARI:
       H.R. 1501. A bill to strengthen Federal law with respect to 
     the prohibitions against and penalties for acts which 
     sabotage or otherwise threaten the safety of rail 
     transportation and mass transit; to the Committee on 
     Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the 
     Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently 
     determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of 
     such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the 
     committee concerned.
           By Mr. POSHARD:
       H.R. 1502. A bill to designate the U.S. courthouse located 
     at 301 West Main Street in Benton, IL, as the ``James L. 
     Foreman United States Courthouse''; to the Committee on 
     Transportation and Infrastructure.
           By Mr. SOUDER (for himself, Mrs. Emerson, and Mr. 
             Packard):
       H.R. 1503. A bill to provide uniform standards for the 
     awarding of compensatory and punitive damages in a civil 
     action against a volunteer or volunteer service organization, 
     and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
           By Mr. SPRATT (for himself, Mr. Coble, Mr. Baesler, Mr. 
             Ballenger, Mr. Bishop, Mr. Bonior, Mr. Boucher, Mr. 
             Burr of North Carolina, Mr. Cardin, Mr. Chambliss, 
             Mrs. Clayton, Mr. Clyburn, Mr. Combest, Mr. Cramer, 
             Mr. Deal of Georgia, Mr. DeFazio, Mr. Evans, Mr. 
             Everett, Mr. Filner, Mr. Goode, Mr. Graham, Mr. 
             Hefner, Mr. Hilleary, Mr. Holden, Mr. Houghton, Mr. 
             Inglis  of South Carolina, Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson 
             of Texas, Mr. Jones, Mr. Levin, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, 
             Mr. Manton, Mr. McHale, Mr. McIntyre, Mrs. Myrick, 
             Mr. Norwood, Mr. Olver, Mr. Pickering, Mr. Riley, Ms. 
             Slaughter, Mr. Solomon, Mr. Spence, Mr. Taylor of 
             North Carolina, Mrs. Thurman, Mr. Torres, Mr. Towns, 
             Mr. Traficant, and Mr. Weller:
       H.R. 1504. A bill to ensure the competitiveness of the U.S. 
     textile and apparel industry; to the Committee on Ways and 
     Means.
           By Mr. STARK (for himself, Mr. Serrano, Mr. Dellums, 
             Mr. Kleczka, Mr. Underwood, Mr. Frank of 
             Massachusetts, Ms. Christian-Green, Ms. Pelosi, Mr. 
             Hall of Ohio, Ms. Ros-Lehtinen, Mr. Berman, Mr. 
             Waxman, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Ehrlich, Mrs. Clayton, Mr. 
             Rangel, Mr. Gonzalez, Mr. Moakley, Mr. Frost, Mr. 
             Ackerman, and Mr. Spence):
       H.R. 1505. A bill to establish a congressional 
     commemorative medal for organ donors and their families; to 
     the Committee on Banking and Financial Services, and in 
     addition to the Committee on Commerce, for a period to be 
     subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for 
     consideration of such provisions as fall within the 
     jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
           By Ms. VELAZQUEZ (for herself, Mr. Clay, Mr. Rangel, 
             Mr. Gonzalez, Ms. Kilpatrick, Ms. Eddie Bernice 
             Johnson of Texas, Ms. Pelosi, Mr. Manton, Mr. 
             Hinchey, Mrs. Mink of Hawaii, Mrs. Meek of Florida, 
             Ms. Millender-McDonald, Mr. Flake, Ms. McKinney, Mr. 
             Towns, Mr. Dellums, Mr. Thompson, Mrs. Clayton, Mr. 
             Serrano, Mr. Gutierrez, Mr. Filner, Mr. Clyburn, Mrs. 
             Maloney of New York, Mr. Payne, Ms. Furse, Ms. 
             Waters, Mr. Cummings, Mr. Pallone, Mr. Pastor, Mr. 
             Owens, Mr. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Engel, Mr. 
             Hilliard, Mr. Rush, Mr. Meehan, Mr. Dixon, Mr. 
             Barrett of Wisconsin, Mr. Kennedy of Massachusetts, 
             Mr. Stark, Mr. Jackson, Mr. Bonior, Ms. Roybal-
             Allard, Ms. Woolsey, and Mr. Jefferson):
       H.R. 1506. A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to 
     prohibit discrimination regarding exposure to hazardous 
     substances; to the Committee on Commerce.
           By Mr. WALSH (for himself, Mrs. Roukema, Mr. Hall of 
             Ohio, Mrs. Clayton, Mrs. Morella, Mr. Wolf, Mr. 
             Oberstar, Mr. Quinn, Mr. Leach, Ms. Norton, Mrs. 
             Thurman, and Ms. Waters):
       H.R. 1507. A bill to amend the Food Stamp Act of 1977 to 
     modify certain eligibility disqualifications, and for other 
     purposes; to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to 
     the Committee on Education and the Workforce, for a period to 
     be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for 
     consideration of such provisions as fall within the 
     jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
           Mr. STUMP (for himself, Mr. Abercrombie, Mr. Armey, Mr. 
             Bachus, Mr. Baker, Mr. Ballenger, Mr. Barr of 
             Georgia, Mr. Bartlett of Maryland, Mr. Bateman, Mr. 
             Bilirakis, Mr. Bliley, Mr. Boehlert, Mr. Brown of 
             California, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. Buyer, Mr. 
             Callahan, Mr. Calvert, Mr. Camp, Mr. Chabot, Mr. 
             Chambliss, Mr. Christensen, Mr. Coble, Mr. Collins, 
             Mr. Cook, Mr. Cooksey, Mr. Cox of California, Mr. 
             Cramer, Mr. Crane, Mr. Crapo, Mrs. Cubin, Mr. 
             Cunningham, Mr. DeLay, Mr. Dickey, Mr. Dingell, Mr. 
             Doolittle, Mr. Dreier, Ms. Dunn, Mr. Edwards, Mrs. 
             Emerson, Mr. English of Pennsylvania, Mr. Ensign, Mr. 
             Evans, Mr. Everett, Mr. Ewing, Mrs. Fowler, Mr. Fox 
             of Pennsylvania, Mr. Gibbons, Mr. Gilman, Mr. 
             Gingrich, Mr. Goodling, Mr. Goss, Mr. Hall of Texas, 
             Mr. Hansen, Mr.

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             Hastert, Mr. Hayworth, Mr. Hefley, Mr. Hefner, Mr. 
             Hilleary, Mr. Horn, Mr. Houghton, Mr. Hunter, Mr. 
             Hutchinson, Mr. Hyde, Mrs. Johnson of Connecticut, 
             Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas, Mr. Jones, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. 
             Kasich, Mr. Kennedy of Massachusetts, Mr. Kim, Mr. 
             Knollenberg, Mr. Kolbe, Mr. LaHood, Mr. Largent, Mr. 
             Lazio of New York, Mr. Lewis of Kentucky, Mr. 
             Livingston, Mr. McHugh, Mr. McInnis, Mr. McKeon, Mr. 
             McNulty, Mr. Metcalf, Mr. Mica, Mr. Moakley, Mr. 
             Moran of Kansas, Mr. Murtha, Mr. Ney, Mr. Packard, 
             Mr. Pappas, Mr. Paul, Mr. Pombo, Ms. Pryce of Ohio, 
     Mr. Quinn, Mr. Regula, Mr. Riggs, Mr. Rogers, Mr. 
     Rohrabacher, Mr. Salmon, Mr. Dan Schaefer of Colorado, Mr. 
     Shadegg, Mr. Shays, Mr. Shimkus, Mr. Skeen, Mr. Skelton, 
     Mr. Smith of Michigan, Mr. Snyder, Mr. Solomon, Mr. 
     Spence, Mr. Stearns, Mr. Stenholm, Mr. Tanner, Mr. Tauzin, 
     Mr. Taylor of North Carolina, Mr. Taylor of Mississippi, 
     Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Thurman, Mr. Watkins, Mr. Watts of 
     Oklahoma, Mr. Weldon of Florida, Mr. Weller, Mr. Wicker, 
     Mr. Wolf, and Mr. Young of Florida):
       H.J. Res. 75. Joint resolution to confer status as an 
     honorary veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces on Leslie Townes 
     (Bob) Hope; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
           By Mr. DUNCAN (for himself, Mr. Bryant, Mr. Wamp, Mr. 
             Hilleary, and Mr. Tanner):
       H. Con. Res. 69. Concurrent resolution expressing the sense 
     of the Congress with respect to the establishment of waivers 
     in State medical licensing laws regarding the provision of 
     health care to indigent individuals; to the Committee on 
     Commerce.
           By Mr. BARRETT of Nebraska:
       H. Res. 137. Resolution designating majority membership on 
     certain standing committees of the House; considered and 
     agreed to.
           By Mrs. MALONEY of New York (for herself, Mr. Horn, Mr. 
             Cummings, Ms. Furse, Mr. Dellums, Mr. Lantos, Mr. 
             Frost, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Towns, Mr. Gutierrez, Mr. 
             Manton, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Mr. Filner, Mr. 
             Hastings of Florida, Mr. Owens, Ms. Carson, Mr. 
             Hoyer, Mr. Clay, and Mr. Portman):
       H. Res. 138. Resolution expressing the resolve of Congress 
     to take an active role in eliminating racism; to the 
     Committee on the Judiciary.

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