(Senate - June 12, 1998)

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  Mr. ALLARD. Mr. President, this morning the Senate will be in a 
period of morning business until 10:30 a.m. Following morning business, 
the Senate will resume consideration of the tobacco bill, with a Reed 
amendment pending regarding advertising. The Senate may also consider 
the vocational education bill, the Higher Education Act, the NASA 
authorization bill, the drug czar office reauthorization bill, and any 
other legislative or executive items that may be cleared for action.
  As a reminder to all Members, the majority leader has announced that 
there will be no rollcall votes during today's session. Therefore, any 
votes ordered during Friday's session with respect to the tobacco bill 
will be postponed to occur on Monday, June 15, at a time to be 
determined by the two leaders but not before 5 p.m. Any votes ordered 
with respect to other legislative or executive items will be postponed 
to occur on Tuesday, June 16. All Members will be notified of Tuesday's 
voting schedule as it becomes available.
  I thank my colleagues for their attention.
  Mr. President, I yield the floor and suggest the absence of a quorum.
  The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The clerk will call the roll.
  The assistant legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll.
  (Mr. ALLARD assumed the chair.)
  Mr. KENNEDY. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order 
for the quorum call be rescinded.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. Grams). Without objection, it is so 
  Mr. KENNEDY. Mr. President, is there a time limit for addressing the