Daily Digest/Senate; Congressional Record Vol. 146, No. 3
(Daily Digest - January 26, 2000)

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                                        Wednesday, January 26, 2000

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                              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Withdrawn: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

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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.)