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                                        Thursday, November 18, 1999

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HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate and House passed Continuing Appropriations H.J. Res. 82 
      and H.J. Res. 83
      House passed H.J. Res. 82, H.J. Res. 83, and H.J. Res. 84, Making 
      Further Continuing Appropriations
      House agreed to the Conference Report on H.R. 3194, District of 
      Columbia Appropriations Act
      House agreed to the Conference Report on H.R. 1180, Ticket to 
      Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act
      House agreed to H. Con. Res. 235, providing for the adjournment 
      of the House and Senate


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S14751-S14838
Measures Introduced: Sixteen bills and two resolutions were introduced, 
as follows: S. 1955-1970, S. Res. 233, and S. Con. Res. 76. 
                                                        Pages S14805-06
Measures Reported: Reports were made as follows:
  S. 1561, to amend the Controlled Substances Act to add gamma 
hydroxybutyric acid and ketamine to the schedules of control 
substances, to provide for a national awareness campaign, with 
amendments.
Page S14805
Measures Passed:
  Continuing Appropriations: Senate passed H.J. Res. 83, making further 
continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2000.
  Pages S14796-97
  Adjournment Resolution: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 235, providing 
for a conditional sine die adjournment of the first session of the One 
Hundred Sixth Congress.
  Page S14799
  Continuing Appropriations: Senate passed H.J. Res. 82, making further 
continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2000, after agreeing to 
the following amendments proposed thereto: 
                                         Pages S14796-97, S14799-S14803
  By 56 yeas to 33 nays (Vote No. 370), Byrd/McConnell Amendment No. 
2780, to provide for the disposal of excess spoil and coal mine waste. 
                                         Pages S14796-97, S14799-S14803
  By 88 yeas to 1 nay (Vote No. 371), Lott (for Helms/Edwards) 
Amendment No. 2781, to provide for agricultural disaster relief and 
emergency assistance in North Carolina. 
                                         Pages S14796-97, S14799-S14803
District of Columbia Appropriations Conference Report: By 80 yeas to 8 
nays (Vote No. 369), Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to the 
consideration of the conference report 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. 
                                                        Pages S14796-99
  A motion was entered to close further debate on the conference report 
and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing 
Rules of the Senate, a vote on the cloture motion will occur on 
Saturday, November 20, 1999, at 1:01 a.m.
Page S14799
Loan Guarantee Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached 
providing that no later than March 30, 2000, if no Senate committee has 
reported a bill limited to providing loan guarantees to establish local 
television service to rural areas by satellite and other means, that 
the leadership or their designees be recognized to introduce a bill 
limited to sections 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2006 of the conference report 
accompanying H.R. 1554 providing such loan guarantees, and that the 
Senate immediately begin consideration of the bill with relevant

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first degree amendments in order and second degree amendments that are 
relevant to the first degree amendment they propose to amend. Further, 
that if legislation is reported that is limited to such loan guarantees 
it be considered on, or before March 30, and be open to relevant 
amendments as provided above, and further that upon the disposition of 
all amendments, the bill be read a third time and passed, with no 
intervening action.
  Pages S14795-96
Messages From the President: Senate received the following message from 
the President of the United States:
  Transmitting the report of the National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration for fiscal year 1998; referred to the Committee on 
Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (PM-77).
Page S14803
Messages From the President:
  Page S14803
Messages From the House:
  Pages S14803-04
Communications:
  Pages S14804-05
Statements on Introduced Bills:
  Pages S14806-22
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S14822-23
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S14825-26
Additional Statements:
  Pages S14826-31
Record Votes: Three record votes were taken today. (Total--371) 
                                             Pages S14798-99, S14802-03
Adjournment: Senate convened at 11 a.m., and adjourned at 10:44 p.m., 
until 10:00 a.m., on Friday, November 19, 1999. (For Senate's program, 
see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Bills Introduced: 66 public bills, H.R. 3443-3508; 2 private bills, 
H.R. 3509-3510; and 17 resolutions, H.J. Res. 84-85, H. Con. Res. 234-
238, and H. Res. 391-400, were introduced.
  Pages H12791-94
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 1095, to require the United States to take action to provide 
bilateral debt relief, and improve the provision of multilateral debt 
relief, in order to give a fresh start to poor countries, amended (H. 
Rept. 106-483, Pt. 1);
  H.R. 728, to amend the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act 
to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to provide cost share 
assistance for the rehabilitation of structural measures constructed as 
part of water resource projects previously funded by the Secretary 
under such Act or related laws, amended (H. Rept. 106-484, Pt. 1); and
  H.R. 2669, to reauthorize the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, 
amended (H. Rept. 106-485).
Page H12791
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he 
designated Representative LaTourette to act as Speaker pro tempore for 
today.
  Page H12730
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Rev. 
Douglas Tanner of Washington, D.C.
  Page H12730
Motion to Adjourn: Rejected the Obey motion to adjourn by yea and nay 
vote of 14 yeas to 375 nays, Roll No. 598.
  Pages H12730-31
Motion to Adjourn: Rejected the Kind motion to adjourn by a recorded 
vote of 25 ayes to 395 noes, Roll No. 603.
  Pages H12737-38
Motion to Adjourn: Rejected the Obey motion to adjourn by yea and nay 
vote of 24 yeas to 378 nays, Roll No. 604.
  Pages H12738-39
Motion to Adjourn: Rejected the Obey motion to adjourn by yea and nay 
vote of 24 yeas to 379 nays, Roll No. 605.
  Pages H12740-41
Member Sworn: Representative-elect Joe Baca of California presented 
himself in the well and was administered the oath of office by the 
Speaker.
  Pages H12739-40
Further Continuing Appropriations: The House passed H.J. Res. 82, 
making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2000 by a 
recorded vote of 403 ayes to 16 noes, Roll No. 607.
  Pages H12741-46
  Rejected the Obey motion to recommit the joint resolution to the 
Committee on Appropriations by yea and nay vote of 1 yea to 420 nays, 
Roll No. 606. Agreed to table the motion to reconsider the vote by 
voice vote.
Pages H12744-45
  H. Res. 385, the rule that provided for consideration of the joint 
resolution was agreed to by a recorded vote of 352 ayes to 63 noes, 
Roll No. 601.

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Agreed to table the motion to reconsider the vote by a recorded vote of 
294 ayes to 123 noes, Roll No. 602.
Pages H12730-37
  Agreed to order the previous question on the rule by yea and nay vote 
of 375 yeas to 45 nays, Roll No. 599, and then agreed to table the 
motion to reconsider the vote by a yea and nay vote of 316 yeas to 101 
nays, Roll No. 600.
Pages H12735-36
Consolidated Appropriations Act: The House agreed to the conference 
report on 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 296 yeas to 135 nays, Roll 
No. 610.
  Pages H12756-H12820
  Rejected the Obey motion to recommit the conference report to the 
Committee on conference with instructions that the House managers not 
agree to any provisions which would reduce or rescind appropriations 
for Veterans Medical Care by yea and nay vote of 212 yeas to 219 nays, 
Roll No. 609.
Page H12819
  H. Res. 386, the rule that provided for consideration of the 
conference report was agreed to by a yea and nay vote of 226 yeas to 
204 nays, Roll No. 608.
Pages H12746-56
  Agreed to the Linder amendment that provides that the conference 
report shall be debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled 
and the previous question shall be considered as ordered to final 
adoption without intervening motion except one motion to recommit. 
                                                            Page H12755
  Pursuant to the rule, after adoption of the conference report, H. 
Con. Res. 234 was considered as adopted. And, pursuant to that 
concurrent resolution, the enrolled copy of H.R. 2466, Interior and 
Related Agencies Appropriations, FY 2000 was not presented to the 
President and was laid on the table.
Page H12755
Further Continuing Resolution: The House passed H.J. Res. 83, making 
further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2000. 
                                                        Pages H12820-21
  Agreed to the Young of Florida amendment that strikes ``November 23'' 
where it appears twice in the resolution and inserts in lieu thereof 
``November 18''.
Pages H12820-21
  Earlier, H. Res. 385, the rule that provided for consideration of the 
joint resolution was agreed to by a recorded vote of 352 ayes to 63 
noes, Roll No. 601.
Pages H12830-37
Presidential Message--Aeronautics and Science: Read a message from the 
President wherein he transmitted his report on aeronautics and science 
for fiscal year 1998--referred to the Committee on Science. 
                                                        Pages H12821-22
Committee Election: The House agreed to H. Res. 391, electing 
Representative Baca to the Committees on Agriculture and Science. 
                                                            Page H12823
Work Incentives Improvement Act: The House agreed to the conference 
report on H.R. 1180, to amend the Social Security Act to expand the 
availability of health care coverage for working individuals with 
disabilities, to establish a Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency 
Program in the Social Security Administration to provide such 
individuals with meaningful opportunities to work by a yea and nay vote 
of 418 yeas to 2 nays, Roll No. 611.
  Pages H12823-32
  H. Res. 387, the rule waiving points of order against the conference 
report was agreed to by voice vote.
Pages H12822-23
Returning Bill to the Senate: The House agreed to H. Res. 393, 
returning to the Senate S. 4.
  Pages H12832-33
Returning Bill to the Senate: The House agreed to H. Res. 394, 
returning to the Senate S. 1232.
  Pages H12834-35
Further Continuing Appropriations: The House passed H.J. Res. 84, 
making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2000. 
                                                        Pages H12833-34
Chippewa Cree Tribe Water Rights Settlement: The House passed S. 438, 
to provide for the settlement of the water rights claims of the 
Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy's Reservation--clearing the 
measure for the President.
  Pages H12836-40
Four Corners Monument Tribal Park: The House passed S. 28, to authorize 
an interpretive center and related visitor facilities within the Four 
Corners Monument Tribal Park--clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                        Pages H12840-42
Establishing National Historical Sites in Ohio: The House passed S. 
548, to establish the Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis 
National Historical Site in the State of Ohio--clearing the measure for 
the President.
  Pages H12842-44
Coastal Barrier Resources System Map Corrections: H.R. 34, to direct 
the Secretary of the Interior to make technical corrections to a map 
relating to the Coastal Barrier Resources System.
  Page H12844
Corrections to the Cape Henlopen State Park Boundary: The House passed 
S. 574, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to make corrections to 
a map relating to the Coastal Barrier Resources System--clearing the 
measure for the President.
  Pages H12844-45

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John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System: The House passed S. 
1866, to redesignate the Coastal Barrier Resources System as the ``John 
H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System''--clearing the measure for 
the President.
  Pages H12845-46
Foster Care Independence Act: The House passed H.R. 3443, to amend part 
E of title IV of the Social Security Act to provide States with more 
funding and greater flexibility in carrying out programs designed to 
help children make the transition from foster care to self-sufficiency.
                                                        Pages H12846-57
Healthcare Research and Quality Act: The House passed S. 580, to amend 
title IX of the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend the 
Agency for Healthcare Policy and Research--clearing the measure for the 
President.
  Pages H12857-64
Women's Business Center Program: The House passed S. 791, to amend the 
Small Business Act with respect to the women's business center 
program--clearing the measure for the President.
  Pages H12864-66
Correcting Enrollment: The House agreed to H. Con. Res. 236, providing 
for the correction of the enrollment of H.R. 1180.
  Page H12866
Designating the Sandra Day O'Connor U.S. Courthouse: The House passed 
S. 1595, to designate the United States courthouse at 401 West 
Washington Street in Phoenix, Arizona, as the ``Sandra Day O'Connor 
United States Courthouse''--clearing the measure for the President. 
                                                        Pages H12866-67
Designating the Robert C. Weaver Federal Building: The House passed S. 
67, to designate the headquarters building of the Department of Housing 
and Urban Development in Washington, District of Columbia, as the 
``Robert C. Weaver Federal Building''--clearing the measure for the 
President.
  Pages H12867-68
Establishing the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration: The House 
passed H.R. 3419, to amend title 49, United States Code, to establish 
the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
  Pages H12868-82
Continued Reporting of Intercepted Wire, Oral, and Electronic 
Communications Act: The House passed S. 1769, to continue reporting 
requirements of section 2519 of title 18, United States Code, beyond 
December 21, 1999. Agreed to the Coble amendment in the nature of a 
substitute. Agreed to amend the title.
  Pages H12882-84
Statutory Damages Amendments: The House passed H.R. 3456, to amend the 
statutory damages provisions of title 17 of the United States Code. 
                                                        Pages H12884-85
Condemning Hate Crimes in Illinois and Indiana: The House agreed to H. 
Res. 254, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives 
condemning recent hate crimes in Illinois and Indiana.
  Page H12885
China's Persecution of Falun Gong: The House agreed to H. Con. Res. 
218, expressing the sense of the Congress that the Government of the 
People's Republic of China should stop its persecution of Falun Gong 
practitioners. Agreed to the Gilman en bloc amendments. 
                                                        Pages H12885-87
Designating the Merlin Malcolm Dymally Post Office: The House passed 
H.R. 642, to redesignate the Federal building located at 701 South 
Santa Fe Avenue in Compton, California, and known as the Compton Main 
Post Office, as the ``Mervyn Malcolm Dymally Post Office Building''. 
                                                            Page H12887
National Children's Memorial Day: The House passed H. Res. 376, to 
amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and 
Liability Act of 1980 to provide that the United States Army Corps of 
Engineers perform contract oversight of Fund financed remedial actions 
under that Act. Agreed to the Ose amendment.
  Pages H12887-88
Meeting Hour--Friday, November 19: Agreed that when the House adjourn 
today, it adjourn to meet at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, November 19, 1999. 
                                                            Page H12888
Late Report: Committee on Government Reform received permission to have 
until midnight on Dec. 10, 1999 to file an investigative report. 
                                                            Page H12840
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Read a letter from the 
Chairman wherein he transmitted copies of resolutions approved on Nov. 
10, by the Committee--referred to the Committee on Appropriations. 
                                                            Page H12888
Sine Die Adjournment: Agreed to H. Con. Res. 235, providing for the 
sine die adjournment of the first session of the One Hundred Sixth 
Congress.
  Page H12835
Convening Date of the Second Session: The House passed H.J. Res. 85, 
appointing the day for the convening of the One Hundred Sixth Congress.
                                                            Page H12835
Committee to Inform the President: H. Res. 395, appointing Members to 
join a similar committee appointed by the Senate to inform the 
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the two Houses have completed their business of the session and are 
ready to adjourn. Subsequently, appointed Representatives Armey and 
Gephardt to the Committee.
  Page H12835
Extensions of Remarks: Agreed that members may have until publication 
of the last edition of the Congressional Record authorized for the 
First Session by the Joint Committee on Printing to revise and extend 
their remarks and to include brief, related extraneous material on any 
matter occurring before the adjournment of the First Session Sine Die. 
                                                            Page H12835
Resignations--Appointments: Agreed that until the day the House 
convenes for the Second Session of the 106th Congress, and 
notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, the Speaker, Majority 
Leader, and Minority Leader be authorized to accept resignations and 
make appointments.
  Page H12835
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he 
designated Representative Morella and in her absence Representative to 
act as Speaker pro tempore to sign enrolled bills and joint resolutions 
through the end of the First Session of the One Hundred Sixth Congress.
                                                            Page H12888
Senate Messages: Message received from the Senate appears on page 
H12844.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Nine yea and nay votes and five recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages 
H12730-31, H12735, H12735-36, H12736-37, H12737, H12737-38, H12738-39, 
H12740-41, H12744-45, H12745-46, H12756, H12819, H12820, and H12832. 
There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10:00 a.m. and adjourned at 9:00 p.m.


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                     COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

                           NOVEMBER 19, 1999

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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                      10 a.m., Friday, November 19

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Friday: Senate will consider any cleared legislative and 
executive business, including appropriation measures.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                      12 p.m., Friday, November 19

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Friday: Pro forma session.
    
    


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