Daily Digest/House of Representatives; Congressional Record Vol. 145, No. 153
(Daily Digest - November 03, 1999)

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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Bills Introduced: 11 public bills, H.R. 3206-3216; and 2 resolutions, 
H.J. Res. 75 and H. Res. 357, were introduced.
  Pages H11480-81
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 2634, to amend the Controlled Substances Act with respect to 
registration requirements for practitioners who dispense narcotic drugs 
in schedule IV or V for maintenance treatment or detoxification 
treatment, amended (H. Rept. 106-441, Pt. 1);
  H. Res. 356, waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with 
respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the 
Committee on Rules (H. Rept. 106-442);
  H. Res. 358, providing for consideration of making further continuing 
appropriations for the fiscal year 2000 (H. Rept. 106-443);
  H. Res. 359, providing for consideration of H.R. 3196, making 
appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, and related 
programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000 (H. Rept. 106-
444); and
  H. Res. 360, providing that the House disagrees to the Senate 
amendment to H.R. 3194, making appropriations for the government of the 
District of Columbia and other activities chargeable in whole or in 
part against revenues of said District for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2000, and agrees to a conference (H. Rept. 106-445). 
                                                            Page H11480
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he 
designated Representative LaTourette to act as Speaker pro tempore for 
today.
  Page H11375
Journal Vote: Agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal of 
Tuesday, November 2, by a yea and nay vote of 336 yeas to 59 nays with 
2 voting ``present'', Roll No. 557.
  Pages H11375, H11379-80
Motion to Instruct--Quality Care for the Uninsured Act: The House 
agreed to the Dingell motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 2990, 
Quality Care for the Uninsured Act of 1999, to insist on the provisions 
of the bipartisan Consensus Managed Care Improvement Act of 1999 and to 
insist that such provisions be paid for by a yea and nay vote of 257 
yeas to 167 nays, Roll No. 558.
  Pages H11380-90
  The Speaker appointed conferees from the Committee on Commerce: 
Chairman Bliley and Representatives Bilirakis, Shadegg, Dingell, and 
Pallone. From the Committee on Ways and Means: Chairman Archer and 
Representatives, Thomas, Johnson of Connecticut, Rangel, and Stark 
provided, that Representative McCrery is appointed in lieu of 
Representative Johnson of Connecticut for consideration of title XIV of 
the House bill and sections 102, 111(b) and 304 and title II of the 
Senate amendment. From the Committee on Education and the Workforce: 
Representatives Boehner, Talent, Fletcher, Clay, and Andrews. From the 
Committee on Government Reform for consideration of section 503 of the 
Senate amendment: Chairman Burton and

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Representatives Scarborough, and Waxman. Appointed as additional 
conferees: Representatives Goss and Berry.
Page H11395
Questions of Privilege: Pursuant to Rule IX, Representatives Doyle and 
Klink announced their intentions to present questions of the privileges 
of the House in the form of resolutions that call on the President to 
abstain from renegotiating international agreements governing 
antidumping and countervailing measures. The forms of these resolutions 
appear on pages H11390-91.
County Schools Funding Revitalization Act: The House passed H.R. 2389, 
to restore stability and predictability to the annual payments made to 
States and counties containing National Forest System lands and public 
domain lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management for use by the 
counties for the benefit of public schools and roads by a recorded vote 
of 274 ayes to 153 noes, Roll No. 560.
  Pages H11395-H11420
  Agreed to the amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order 
by the rule.
Page H11419
  Agreed to the George Miller of California amendment that clarifies 
that the approved projects shall be in compliance with the Davis-Bacon 
Act.
Page H11409
  Rejected the Udall of Colorado amendment that sought to give each 
eligible county the option of using 20 percent of its distribution for 
community based projects rather than to require it by a recorded vote 
of 186 ayes to 241 noes, Roll No. 559.
Pages H11409-19
  The Clerk was authorized in the engrossment of the bill to correct 
section numbers, punctuation, cross references, and to make other 
necessary technical and conforming changes to reflect the actions of 
the House.
Page H11420
  H. Res. 352, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was 
agreed to by voice vote. Pursuant to the rule, amendments in H. Rept. 
106-437 were considered as adopted.
Pages H11391-95
Providing for Suspensions: The House agreed to H. Res. 353, providing 
for consideration of motions to suspend the rules by a yea and nay vote 
of 222 yeas to 200 nays with 1 voting ``present'', Roll No. 561. 
                                                        Pages H11420-21
Consideration of Suspensions: Pursuant to H. Res. 353, the majority 
Leader announced that the following suspensions will be considered on 
Thursday, Nov. 4: H. Con. Res. 214 and H.R. 1693.
  Page H11440
District of Columbia Appropriations: The House passed H.R. 3194, making 
appropriations for the government of the District of Columbia and other 
activities chargeable in whole or in part against revenues of said 
District for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000 by a yea and nay 
vote of 216 yeas to 210 nays, Roll No. 562.
  Pages H11423-40
  H. Res. 354, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was 
agreed to by voice vote. Earlier, agreed to the Linder amendment in the 
nature of a substitute that considers an amendment to H.R. 3194 to 
strike section 175 as adopted.
Pages H11422-23
Presidential Messages: Read the following messages from the President:
  Separation of isotopes of uranium: Message wherein he transmitted his 
proposed agreement for cooperation between the United States and 
Australia concerning technology for the separation of isotopes of 
uranium by laser excitation--referred to the Committee on International 
Relations; and
  Pages H11440-41
  Veto Message on District of Columbia Appropriations Act: Message 
wherein he announced his veto of H.R. 3064, making appropriations for 
the government of the District of Columbia for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2000 and explains his reasons therefor--referred to the 
Committee on Appropriations and ordered printed H. Doc. 106-154. 
                                                        Pages H11441-43
Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate appear on pages 
H11375 and H11478.
Referrals: S. 440 was referred to the Committee on Education and the 
Workforce; S. 1844 was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means; and 
S. Con. Res. 67 and S. Con. Res. 66 were referred to the Committee on 
House Administration.
  Page H11478
Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea and nay votes and two recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages 
H11380, H11389-90, H11418-19, H11419-20, H11421, and H11439-40. There 
were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10:00 a.m. and adjourned at 11:51 p.m.