January 26, 2000 - Issue: Vol. 146, No. 3 — Daily Edition106th Congress (1999 - 2000) - 2nd Session
Daily Digest/Senate; Congressional Record Vol. 146, No. 3
(Daily Digest - January 26, 2000)
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[Daily Digest] [Pages D23-D24] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Wednesday, January 26, 2000 [[Page D23]] Daily Digest Senate Chamber Action Routine Proceedings, pages S49-S106 Measures Introduced: Six bills and five resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 2004-2009, S. Res. 245-247, and S. Con. Res. 78-79. Pages S85-86 Measures Passed: Relative to the Death of Dr. Floyd M. Riddick: Senate agreed to S. Res. 245, relative to the Death of Dr. Floyd M. Riddick, Parliamentarian Emeritus of the United States Senate. Page S97 Relative to the Death of Former Senator Carl Curtis: Senate agreed to S. Res. 246, relative to the death of former United States Senator Carl Curtis of Nebraska. Pages S97-98 Bankruptcy Reform Act: Senate resumed consideration of S. 625, to amend title 11, United States Code, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto: Pages S49-58, S63, S72-74 Adopted: Craig Modified Amendment No. 2651, to allow pawned tangible personal property to be excluded from the bankruptcy estate so long as the debtor has no legal obligation to repay the money or redeem or buy back the property. Pages S51, S63 Leahy (for Sarbanes) Modified Amendment No. 2517, to require that consumers be notified of the availability of toll-free telephone access to certain consumer credit information. Withdrawn: Hatch/Torricelli Amendment No. 1729, to provide for domestic support obligations. Page S63 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 S49 Feinstein Amendment No. 2755, to discourage indiscriminate extensions of credit and resulting consumer insolvency. Page S49 Schumer/Durbin Amendment No. 2759, with respect to national standards and homeowner home maintenance costs. Page S49 Schumer Amendment No. 2765, to include certain dislocated workers' expenses in the debtor's monthly expenses. Page S49 Dodd Amendment No. 2531, to protect certain education savings. Page S49 Dodd Amendment No. 2753, to amend the Truth in Lending Act to provide for enhanced information regarding credit card balance payment terms and conditions, and to provide for enhanced reporting of credit card solicitations to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and to Congress. Page S49 Hatch/Dodd/Gregg Amendment No. 2536, to protect certain education savings. Page S50 Schumer/Santorum Amendment No. 2761, to improve disclosure of the annual percentage rate for purchases applicable to credit card accounts. Page S50 Feingold Amendment No. 2779 (to Amendment No. 2748), to modify certain provisions providing for an exception to a limitation on an automatic stay under section 362(b) of title 11, United States Code, relating to evictions and similar proceedings to provide for the payment of rent that becomes due after the petition of a debtor is filed. Page S50 Pending: Wellstone Amendment No. 2537, to disallow claims of certain insured depository institutions. Pages S49, S56-57 Wellstone Amendment No. 2538, with respect to the disallowance of certain claims and to prohibit certain coercive debt collection practices. Pages S49, S56-57 Schumer/Durbin Amendment No. 2762, to modify the means test relating to safe harbor provisions. Page S49 Schumer Amendment No. 2763, to ensure that debts incurred as a result of clinic violence are nondischargeable. Page S49 Feingold Modified Amendment No. 2748, to provide for an exception to a limitation on an automatic stay under section 362(b) of title 11, United States Code, relating to evictions and similar proceedings to provide for the payment of rent that becomes due after the petition of a debtor is filed. Page S50 A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill and certain amendments on Monday, January 31, 2000 at 2 p.m. Page S98 [[Page D24]] Appointments: National Commission for the Review of the National Reconnaissance Office: The Chair, on behalf of the Majority Leader, pursuant to Public Law 106-120, appointed the following individuals to serve as members of the National Commission for the Review of the National Reconnaissance Office: Senator Allard, Martin Faga, of Virginia, and William Schneider, Jr., of New York. Page S102 National Commission for the Review of the National Reconnaissance Office: The Chair, on behalf of the Democratic Leader, pursuant to Public Law 106-120, appointed the following individuals to serve as members of the National Commission for the Review of the National Reconnaissance Office: Senator Kerrey, and Lt. Gen. Patrick Marshall Hughes, United States Army, Retired, of Virginia. Page S102 Washington's Farewell Address: The Chair, on behalf of the Vice President, pursuant to the order of the Senate of January 24, 1901, appointed Senator Moynihan to read Washington's Farewell Address on February 22, 2000. Page S102 Communications: Pages S78-81 Petitions: Pages S81-85 Statements on Introduced Bills: Pages S86-92 Additional Cosponsors: January 25, 2000 Page S92 January 26, 2000 Page S92 Authority for Committees: Page S95 Additional Statements: Pages S95-97 Adjournment: Senate convened at 11 a.m., and adjourned at 5:34 p.m., until 8:30 p.m., on Thursday, January 27, 2000. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S98.)