Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
November 8, 1999
106th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 145, No. 156 — Daily Edition
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[Daily Digest] [Pages D1271-D1273] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Monday, November 8, 1999 [[Page D1271]] Daily Digest Senate Chamber Action Routine Proceedings, pages S14231-S14337 Measures Introduced: Eight bills and four resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1877-1884, S. Res. 223-225, and S. Con. Res. 71. Page S14287 Measures Reported: Reports were made as follows: S. 964, to provide for equitable compensation for the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 106-217) S. 1707, to amend the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) to provide that certain designated Federal entities shall be establishments under such Act, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 106-218) S. 1508, to provide technical and legal assistance for tribal justice systems and members of Indian tribes, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 106-219) S. 1453, to facilitate relief efforts and a comprehensive solution to the war in Sudan, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. S. 1516, to amend title III of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11331 et seq.) to reauthorize the Federal Emergency Management Food and Shelter Program. S. 1877, to amend the Federal Report Elimination and Sunset Act of 1995. Page S14286 Measures Passed: 10th Anniversary of Historic Events in Central/Eastern Europe: Senate passed S. Con. Res. 68, expressing the sense of Congress on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of historic events in Central and Eastern Europe, particularly the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia, and reaffirming the bonds of friendship and cooperation between the United States and the Czech and Slovak Republics. Pages S14308-09 Immigration and Nationality Act Amendment: Senate passed H.R. 3061, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to extend for an additional 2 years the period for admission of an alien as a nonimmigrant under section 101(a)(15)(S) of such Act, and to authorize appropriations for the refugee assistance program under chapter 2 of title IV of the Immigration and Nationality Act, clearing the measure for the President. Page S14309 Equality for Israel at the United Nations Act: Senate passed S. 923, to promote full equality at the United Nations for Israel. Pages S14309-10 Water Resources Development Act Technical Corrections: Senate passed H.R. 2724, to make technical corrections to the Water Resources Development Act of 1999, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto: Pages S14310-11 Grassley (for Warner/Chafee/Reed) Amendment No. 2773, to make certain improvements. Pages S14310-11 Arctic Tundra Habitat Emergency Conservation Act: Senate passed H.R. 2454, to assure the long-term conservation of mid-continent light geese and the biological diversity of the ecosystem upon which many North American migratory birds depend, by directing the Secretary of the Interior to implement rules to reduce the overabundant population of mid-continent light geese, after agreeing to committee amendments, and the following amendment proposed thereto: Pages S14311-13 Grassley (for Abraham) Amendment No. 2774, to assure the long-term conservation of mid-continent light geese. Pages S14312-13 Coastal Barrier Resources System: Senate passed S. 1398, to clarify certain boundaries on maps relating to the Coastal Barrier Resources System, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto: Page S14313 Grassley (for Smith of New Hampshire) Amendment No. 2775, to make technical corrections. Page S14313 Cost of Living Adjustment for Administrative Law Judges: Senate passed H.R. 915, to authorize a cost of living adjustment in the pay of administrative law judges, clearing the measure for the President. Page S14313 [[Page D1272]] Honoring Civil Defense and Emergency Management Workers: Senate passed H.R. 348, to authorize the construction of a monument to honor those who have served the Nation's civil defense and emergency management programs, clearing the measure for the President. Page S14313 Disabilities Assistance: Senate passed S. 1809, to improve service systems for individuals with developmental disabilities, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. Pages S14313-33 Recognizing Disaster Assistance Response of Certain Organizations: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 30, recognizing the sacrifice and dedication of members of America's non-governmental organizations and private volunteer organizations throughout their history and specifically in answer to their courageous response to recent disasters in Central America and Kosovo. Pages S14333-34 Peru Judicial/Electoral Institutions: Senate agreed to S. Res. 209, expressing concern over interference with freedom of the press and the independence of judicial and electoral institutions in Peru. Page S14334 U.S./NATO Policy: Senate agreed to S. Res. 208, expressing the sense of the Senate regarding United States policy toward the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the European Union, in light of the Alliance's April 1999 Washington Summit and the European Union's June 1999 Cologne Summit, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto: Pages S14334-35 Grassley (for Levin) Amendment No. 2776, to make certain technical amendments. Pages S14334-35 Bankruptcy Reform Act: Senate resumed consideration of S. 625, to amend title 11, United States Code, agreeing to committee amendments by unanimous consent, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto: Pages S14244-80 Adopted: By 94 yeas to 0 nays, 1 responding present (Vote No. 355), Grassley Modified Amendment No. 1730, to amend title 11, United States Code, to provide for health care and employee benefits. Pages S14244, S14266-67 Pending: Kohl Amendment No. 2516, to limit the value of certain real or personal property a debtor may elect to exempt under State or local law. Page S14244 Sessions Amendment No. 2518 (to Amendment No. 2516), to limit the value of certain real or personal property a debtor may elect to exempt under State or local law. Page S14244 Feingold (for Durbin) Amendment No. 2521, to discourage predatory lending practices. Page S14244 Feingold Amendment No. 2522, to provide for the expenses of long term care. Page S14244 Hatch/Torricelli Amendment No. 1729, to provide for domestic support obligations. Page S14244 Leahy/Murray/Feinstein Amendment No. 2528, to ensure additional expenses and income adjustments associated with protection of the debtor and the debtor's family from domestic violence are included in the debtor's monthly expenses. Page S14244 Leahy Amendment No. 2529, to save United States taxpayers $24,000,000 by eliminating the blanket mandate relating to the filing of tax returns. Page S14244 Wellstone Amendment No. 2537, to disallow claims of certain insured depository institutions. Page S14249 Wellstone Amendment No. 2538, with respect to the disallowance of certain claims and to prohibit certain coercive debt collection practices. Page S14249 Kennedy Amendment No. 2751, to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to increase the Federal minimum wage. Pages S14250-61 Domenici Amendment No. 2547, to increase the Federal minimum wage and protect small business. Pages S14261-80 Feinstein Amendment No. 1696, to limit the amount of credit extended under an open end consumer credit plan to persons under the age of 21. Page S14262 Feinstein Amendment No. 2755, to discourage indiscriminate extensions of credit and resulting consumer insolvency. Page S14262 Schumer/Durbin Amendment No. 2759, with respect to national standards and homeowner home maintenance costs. Pages S14276-77 Schumer/Durbin Amendment No. 2762, to modify the means test relating to safe harbor provisions. Pages S14276-77 Schumer Amendment No. 2763, to ensure that debts incurred as a result of clinic violence are nondischargeable. Pages S14276-77 Schumer Amendment No. 2764, to provide for greater accuracy in certain means testing. Pages S14276-77 Schumer Amendment No. 2765, to include certain dislocated workers' expenses in the debtor's monthly expenses. Pages S14276-77 Levin Amendment No. 2768, to prohibit certain retroactive finance charges. Page S14280 Levin Amendment No. 2772, to express the sense of the Senate concerning credit worthiness. Page S14280 [[Page D1273]] A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill on Tuesday, November 9, 1999. Page S14335 Messages From the President: Senate received the following messages from the President of the United States: Transmitting a report relative to the continuation of the National Emergency with respect to Iran; referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (PM-71). Page S14285 Transmitting a periodic report relative to the National Emergency with respect to Sudan; referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (PM-72). Page S14285 Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations: Carol Jones Carmody, of Louisiana, to be a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board for a term expiring December 31, 2004. Donald W. Horton, of Maryland, to be United States Marshal for the District of Columbia for the term of four years. Page S14337 Messages From the President: Page S14285 Messages From the House: Pages S14285-86 Communications: Page S14286 Executive Reports of Committees: Pages S14286-87 Statements on Introduced Bills: Pages S14287-97 Additional Cosponsors: Pages S14297-98 Amendments Submitted: Pages S14300-05 Authority for Committees: Pages S14305-06 Additional Statements: Pages S14306-08 Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--355) Page S14267 Adjournment: Senate convened at 12 noon, and adjourned at 8:16 p.m., until 9:30 a.m., on Tuesday, November 9, 1999. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S14335.)
[Daily Digest] [Page D1273] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Committee Meetings (Committees not listed did not meet) TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY MERGERS Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee held hearings to examine the impact of mergers on market competition in the telecommunications industry, receiving testimony from William E. Kennard, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission; Robert Pitofsky, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission; Scott C. Cleland, Legg Mason Precursor Group, Gene Kimmelman, Consumers Union, Paul Glenchur, Charles Schwab Washington Research Group, and John Sidgemore, MCI WorldCom, all of Washington, D.C.; and Mike McTighe, Cable and Wireless, Vienna, Virginia. Hearings recessed subject to call. BUSINESS MEETING Committee on Finance: Committee ordered favorably reported the nomination of William A. Halter, of Arkansas, to be Deputy Commissioner of the Social Security Administration. Also, Committee approved the appointment of Senator Coverdell to become a member of the Committee, and to be Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health Care. In addition, Senator Coverdell will be a member of the Subcommittee on International Trade, the Subcommittee on Long-Term Growth and Debt Reduction, and the Subcommittee on Social Security and Family Policy BABY BOOM GENERATION Special Committee on Aging: Committee concluded hearings to examine the political, social, and economic challenges that may face the United States as the baby boomer generation approach retirement, after receiving testimony from Ken Dychtwald, Age Wave, Emeryville, California; Fernando M. Torres-Gil, UCLA Center for Policy Research on Aging, Los Angeles, California; Peter G. Peterson, Blackstone Group, New York, New York, on behalf of the Concord Coalition; and Tipper Gore, Washington, D.C.
[Daily Digest] [Pages D1274-D1275] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [[Page D1274]] House of Representatives Chamber Action Bills Introduced: 16 public bills, H.R. 3244-3259; and 2 resolutions, H.J. Res. 76 and H. Res. 363, were introduced. Pages H11702-03 Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows: Filed on Nov. 5, H.R. 3172, to amend the welfare-to-work program and modify the welfare-to-work performance bonus, amended (H. Rept. 106- 456, Pt. 1); Filed on Nov. 5, Conference report on H.R. 1555, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2000 for intelligence and intelligence- related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System (H. Rept. 106-457); H.R. 3002, to provide for the continued preparation of certain useful reports concerning public lands, Native Americans, fisheries, wildlife, insular areas, and other natural resources-related matters, and to repeal provisions of law regarding terminated reporting requirements concerning such matters (H. Rept. 106-458); H.R. 2336, to amend title 28, United States Code, to provide for appointment of United States marshals by the Attorney General, amended (H. Rept. 106-459); H. Res. 364, waiving points of order against the conference report to accompany H.R. 1555, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2000 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System (H. Rept. 106- 460); H. Res. 365, providing for consideration of H.J. Res. 76, waiving certain enrollment requirements for the remainder of the first session of the One Hundred Sixth Congress with respect to any bill or joint resolution making general appropriations or continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2000 (H. Rept. 106-461); H. Res. 366, providing for consideration of H.R. 1714, to facilitate the use of electronic records and signatures in interstate or foreign commerce (H. Rept. 106-462); and H. Res. 367, providing for consideration of H.R. 3073, to amend part A of title IV of the Social Security Act to provide for grants for projects designed to promote responsible fatherhood (H. Rept. 106-463). Pages H11701-02 Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he designated Representative Biggert to act as Speaker pro Tempore for today. Page H11648 Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Rev. John Mudd of Washington, D.C. Page H11649 Recess: The House recessed at 12:36 p.m. and reconvened at 2:00 p.m. Page H11648 Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures: Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act: H.R. 1832, amended, to reform unfair and anticompetitive practices in the professional boxing industry; Pages H11649-54 Emigrant Wilderness Preservation: H.R. 359, amended, to clarify the intent of Congress in Public Law 93-632 to require the Secretary of Agriculture to continue to provide for the maintenance and operation of 18 concrete dams and weirs that were located in the Emigrant Wilderness at the time the wilderness area was designated in that Public Law. Agreed to amend the title; Pages H11657-59 Resources Reports Restoration: H.R. 3002, to provide for the continued preparation of certain useful reports concerning public lands, Native Americans, fisheries, wildlife, insular areas, and other natural resources-related matters, and to repeal provisions of law regarding terminated reporting requirements concerning such matters; Pages H11659-63 San Luis Central Valley California Water Transfers: H.R. 3077, amended, to amend the Act that authorized construction of the San Luis Unit of the Central Valley Project, California, to facilitate water transfers in the Central Valley Project; Pages H11663-64 Designating the Joseph Ileto Post Office: H.R. 3189, to designate the United States post office located at 14071 Peyton Drive in Chino Hills, California, as the ``Joseph Ileto Post Office''; Pages H11666-68 Designating the Thomas J. Brown Post Office Building: H.R. 2307, to designate the building of the United States Postal Service located at 5 Cedar Street in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, as the ``Thomas J. Brown Post Office Building''; Pages H11668-70 Honoring Shoeless Joe Jackson: H. Res. 269, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Joseph Jefferson ``Shoeless Joe'' Jackson should [[Page D1275]] be appropriately honored for his outstanding baseball accomplishments; Pages H11673-75 Honoring Kidney Donors: H. Res. 94, recognizing the generous contribution made by each living person who has donated a kidney to save a life (agreed to by a yea and nay vote of 382 yeas with none voting ``nay,'' Roll No. 574); Pages H11654-57, H11676 Government Ethics: H.R. 2904, amended, to amend the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 to reauthorize funding for the Office of Government Ethics (passed by a yea and nay vote of 386 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 575); and Pages H11664-66, H11676-77 Honoring the Late Payne Stewart and Expressing Condolences: H. Res. 344, recognizing and honoring Payne Stewart and expressing the condolences of the House of Representatives to his family on his death and to the families of those who died with him (agreed to by a yea and nay vote of 389 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 576). Pages H11670-73, H11677-78 Recess: The House recessed at 4:24 p.m. and reconvened at 6:00 p.m. Page H11675 Veterans Millennium Health Care: The House disagreed to the Senate amendment to H.R. 2116, to amend title 38, United States Code, to establish a program of extended care services for veterans and to make other improvements in health care programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and agreed to a conference. Appointed as conferees Chairman Stump and Representatives Smith of New Jersey, Quinn, Stearns, Evans, Brown of Florida, and Doyle. Page H11678 Recess: The House recessed at 9:54 p.m. and reconvened at 11:18 p.m. Page H11700 Senate Messages: Message received from the Senate appears on page H11648. Referrals: S. 1346 was referred to the Committee on Small Business and S. 1418 and S. 1769 were referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Page H11700 Amendments: Amendments printed pursuant to the rule appear on pages H11703-05. Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea and nay votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H11676, H11676-77, and H11677-78. There were no quorum calls. Adjournment: The House met at 12:30 p.m. and adjourned at 11:20 p.m.
[Daily Digest] [Pages D1275-D1276] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Committee Meetings SUBPOENA--DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY--RELATED DOCUMENTS Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Military Procurement met and considered a subpoena for Department of Energy-related documents. FATHERS COUNT ACT Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a structured rule on H.R. 3073, Fathers Count Act of 1999, waiving all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides 90 minutes of general debate, with 60 minutes equally divided between the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means and 30 minutes equally divided between the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce. The rule makes in order as an original bill for the purpose of amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in the Congressional Record and numbered 1, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying the resolution. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the amendment in the nature of a substitute, as modified. The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution. The rule provides that amendments made in order may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report. The rule permits the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole to postpone votes during consideration of the bill, and to reduce voting time to five minutes on a postponed question if the vote follows a fifteen minute vote. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was heard from Representatives Johnson of Connecticut, English, Goodling, McKeon, Cardin, Martinez, Mink of Hawaii, Scott, Woolsey, Edwards, and Maloney of New York ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES IN GLOBAL AND NATIONAL COMMERCE ACT Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a structured rule on H.R. 1714, Electronic Signatures in [[Page D1276]] Global and National Commerce Act, providing one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Commerce. The rule makes in order as an original bill for the purpose of amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in the Congressional Record and numbered 1. The rule provides for consideration of only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution. The rule provides that those amendments may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall not be subject to a demand for a division of the question, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent and shall not be subject to amendment. The rule allows the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole to postpone votes during consideration of the bill, and to reduce voting time to five minutes on a postponed question if the vote follows a fifteen minute vote. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was heard from Chairman Bliley and Representatives Dingell, Eshoo, Conyers, Lofgren, Vento, and Inslee. CONFERENCE REPORT--INTELLIGENCE AUTHORIZATION ACT Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a rule waiving all points of order against the conference report to accompany H.R. 1555, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000, and against its consideration. The rule provides that the conference report shall be considered as read. Finally, the rule provides that House Resolution 342 is laid on the table. Testimony was heard from Representative Goss. WAIVING ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR REMAINDER OF THE FIRST SESSION OF THE 106TH CONGRESS Committee on Rules: Committee granted, by voice vote, a closed rule on H.J. Res. 76, waiving Enrollment Requirements for the Remainder of the First Session of the 106th Congress, providing one hour of debate in the House equally divided and controlled by the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader or their designees. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment approved for full Committee action the following bills: H.R. 728, amended, Small Watershed Rehabilitation Amendments of 1999; H.R. 1775, amended, to catalyze restoration of estuary habitat through more efficient financing of projects and enhanced coordination of Federal and non-Federal restoration programs; and H.R. 3039, to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to assist in the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay. Joint Meetings VETERANS' MILLENNIUM HEALTH CARE ACT Conferees met to resolve the differences between the Senate and House passed versions of H.R. 2116, to amend title 38, United States Code, to establish a program of extended care services for veterans and to make other improvements in health care programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs, but did not complete action thereon, and will meet again tomorrow.
[Daily Digest] [Page D1276] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] NEW PUBLIC LAWS (For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D1268) H.J. Res. 75, making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2000. Signed November 5, 1999. (P.L. 106-88)
[Daily Digest] [Pages D1276-D1277] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1999 (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated) Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: business meeting to consider the nomination of Gregory A. Baer, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury; and the nomination of Susan M. Wachter, of Pennsylvania, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 10:30 a.m., S-214, Capitol. Committee on Governmental Affairs: Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, to hold hearings to examine the vulnerabilities of United States private banks to money laundering, 9:30 a.m., SD-628. House Committee on Banking and Financial Services, to mark up H.R. 21, Homeowners' Insurance Availability Act of 1999, 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn. Committee on Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing on Medicaid Fraud and Abuse: Assessing State and Federal Responses, 10:30 a.m., 2322 Rayburn. Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans' Affairs and International Relations, hearing on Force Protection: Improving Safeguards for Administration of Investigational New Drugs to Members of the Armed Forces, 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn. [[Page D1277]] Committee on International Relations, hearing on U.S. Policy Toward Haiti, 10 a.m., and to mark up the following bills: H.R. 1356, Freedom From Sexual Trafficking Act of 1999; and H.R. 1095, Debt Relief for Poverty Reduction Act of 1999, 3:30 p.m., 2172 Rayburn. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, Hazardous Materials and Pipeline Transportation, to mark up the following: GSA's Fiscal Year 2000 leasing program; 2 11(b) resolutions; and H.R. 809, Federal Protective Service Reform Act of 1999, 10 a.m., 2253 Rayburn. Committee on Ways and Means, hearing on the Administration's new Social Security plan, 10 a.m., and to mark up H.R. 3081, Wage and Employment Growth Act of 1999, 2:30 p.m., 1100 Longworth. Subcommittee on Oversight, hearing on the penalty and interest provisions in the Internal Revenue Code, 3 p.m., B-318 Rayburn. Joint Meetings Conference: meeting of conferees on H.R. 2415, to enhance security of United States missions and personnel overseas, to authorize appropriations for the Department of State for fiscal year 2000, 2:15 p.m., S-116, Capitol. Conference: meeting of conferees on H.R. 2116, to amend title 38, United States Code, to enhance programs providing health care, education, memorial, and other benefits for veterans, to authorize major medical facility projects for the Department of Veterans Affairs, 5:30 p.m., Room to be announced.
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[[Page D1278]] _______________________________________________________________________ Next Meeting of the SENATE 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, November 9 Senate Chamber Program for Tuesday: Senate will continue consideration of S. 625, Bankruptcy Reform, with votes on certain pending amendments to occur at 10:30 a.m. (Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. for their respective party conferences.) Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 9 a.m., Tuesday, November 9 House Chamber Program for Tuesday: Consideration of the Conference Report on H.R. 1555, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 Conference Report (rule waiving points of order); Consideration of 6 Suspensions: (1) H.R. 2879, placing a plaque at the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate the Martin Luther King, Jr. ``I Have A Dream'' speech; (2) H.R. 3090, Restoration of Certain Lands to Elim Native Corporation; (3) H.R. 1444, Army Corps of Engineers Aquatic Resources Restoration Projects in Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho and California; (4) H. Res. 350, Trafficking of Baby Body Parts for Profit; (5) H.R. 2280, Veterans Benefits Improvement Act of 1999; and (6) H. Con. Res. , Reauthorizing the Printing of Publications. Consideration of H.R. 3073, Fathers Count Act of 1999 (structured rule, 90 minutes of debate); Consideration of H.R. 1714, Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce (structured rule, one hour of debate). _______________________________________________________________________ Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue HOUSE Archer, Bill, Tex., E2301 Berry, Marion, Ark., E2305 Bonior, David E., Mich., E2293 Burton, Dan, Ind., E2294 Christensen, Donna MC, The Virgin Islands, E2295 Costello, Jerry F., Ill., E2306 Cunningham, Randy ``Duke'', Calif., E2294 Davis, Danny K., Ill., E2305 Dingell, John D., Mich., E2302 Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E2306 Evans, Lane, Ill., E2307 Farr, Sam, Calif., E2307 Houghton, Amo, N.Y., E2298 Kilpatrick, Carolyn C., Mich., E2302 Kucinich, Dennis J., Ohio, E2303 LaFalce, John J., N.Y., E2308 Lantos, Tom, Calif., E2296, E2297, E2301, E2303 Lee, Barbara, Calif., E2300 Lewis, Jerry, Calif., E2298 Lowey, Nita M., N.Y., E2297 McIntyre, Mike, N.C., E2308 Nadler, Jerrold, N.Y., E2307 Neal, Richard E., Mass., E2300 Paul, Ron, Tex., E2297 Rush, Bobby L., Ill., E2305 Sandlin, Max, Tex., E2296 Stark, Fortney Pete, Calif., E2296, E2298 Stenholm, Charles W., Tex., E2293 Talent, James M., Mo., E2294 Udall, Mark, Colo., E2305 Wicker, Roger F., Miss., E2295, E2297 Young, Don, Alaska, E2301