October 31, 2000 - Issue: Vol. 146, No. 141 — Daily Edition106th Congress (1999 - 2000) - 2nd Session
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[Daily Digest] [Pages D1157-D1158] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Tuesday, October 31, 2000 [[Page D1157]] Daily Digest HIGHLIGHTS Senate passed Continuing Resolution. Senate agreed to Conference Report on Water Resources Development Act. The House passed H.J. Res. 121, Making Further Continuing Appropriations. Senate Chamber Action Routine Proceedings, pages S11383-S11443 Measures Introduced: Two bills and two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 3265-3266, and S. Con. Res. 157-158. Page S11423 Measures Reported: S. 2665, to establish a streamlined process to enable the Navajo Nation to lease trust lands without having to obtain the approval of the Secretary of the Interior of individual leases, except leases for exploration, development, or extraction of any mineral resources, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 106-511) Page S11423 Measures Passed: Regulating Citizens Band Radio Equipment: Senate passed H.R. 2346, to authorize the enforcement by State and local governments of certain Federal Communications Commission regulations regarding use of citizens band radio equipment, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto: Page S11427 Grassley (for Feingold) Amendment No. 4354, in the nature of a substitute. Page S11427 Internet False Identification Prevention Act: Senate passed S. 2924, to strengthen the enforcement of Federal statutes relating to false identification, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto: Pages S11427-32 Grassley (for Collins/Feinstein) Amendment No. 4355, in the nature of a substitute. Pages S11428-31 U.S./Japanese Claims Settlement: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 158, expressing the sense of Congress regarding appropriate actions of the United States Government to facilitate the settlement of claims of former members of the Armed Forces against Japanese companies that profited from the slave labor that those personnel were forced to perform for those companies as prisoners of war of Japan during WWII. Pages S11432-33 Library of Congress Fiscal Operations Improvement Act: Senate passed H.R. 5410, to establish revolving funds for the operation of certain programs and activities of the Library of Congress, clearing the measure for the President. Page S11436 Continuing Resolution: By unanimous consent, Senate passed H.J. Res. 121 making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2001, clearing the measure for the President. Water Resources Development Act: Senate agreed to the conference report on S. 2796, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and to authorize the Secretary of the Army to construct various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors of the United States. Pages S11405-09 Small Business Tax Act Conference Report: Senate began consideration of the conference report on H.R. 2614, to amend the Small Business Investment Act to make improvements to the certified development company program. Pages S11416-17 Earlier, Senate agreed to a motion to proceed to consideration of the conference report. Pages S11416-17 National Energy Security Act: Senate withdrew a motion to proceed to consideration of S. 2557, to protect the energy security of the United States and decrease America's dependency on foreign oil sources to 50 percent by the Year 2010 by enhancing the [[Page D1158]] use of renewable energy resources, conserving energy resources, improving energy efficiencies, and increasing domestic energy supplies, mitigating the effect of increases in energy prices on the American consumer, including the poor and the elderly. Pages S11416, S11417 Fire Administration Authorization: Senate concurred in the amendments of the House to the Senate amendment to H.R. 1550, to authorize appropriations for the United States Fire Administration for fiscal years 2000 and 2001, clearing the measure for the President. Pages S11433-36 Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations: George Munoz, of Illinois, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Foundation for a term expiring September 20, 2004. C.E. Abramson, of Montana, to be a Member of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science for a term expiring July 19, 2005. (Reappointment) Page S11443 Messages From the House: Pages S11422-23 Communications: Page S11423 Statements on Introduced Bills: Pages S11423-24 Additional Cosponsors: Pages S11424-25 Amendments Submitted: Pages S11426-27 Additional Statements: Pages S11421-22 Privileges of the Floor: Page S11427 Recess: Senate convened at 2:02 p.m., and recessed at 6:37 p.m., until 9:30 a.m., on Wednesday, November 1, 2000. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S11437.)
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[Daily Digest] [Pages D1158-D1159] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] House of Representatives Chamber Action Bills Introduced: 3 public bills, H.R. 5607-5609; 1 private bill, H.R. 5610; and 1 resolution, H. Con. Res. 440, were introduced. Page H11716 Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows: Conference report on S. 2796, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, to authorize the Secretary of the Army to construct various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors of the United States (H. Rept. 106-1020); and H.R. 1524, to authorize the continued use on public lands of the expedited processes successfully used for windstorm-damaged national forests and grasslands in Texas (H. Rept. 106-1021). Pages H11624-68, H11716 Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he designated Representative Barr to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. Page H11623 Journal: Agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal of Monday, Oct. 30 by a yea and nay vote of 291 yeas to 70 nays with 1 voting ``present'', Roll No. 584. Pages H11623-24 Motions to Instruct Conferees: Representatives Holt, Wu, Hoekstra, and Schaffer notified the House of their intention to offer motions to instruct conferees on H.R. 4577, Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations on Wednesday, Nov. 1. Page H11668 Further Continuing Appropriations Resolutions: The House passed H.J. Res. 121, making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2001 by a yea and nay vote of 361 yeas to 13 nays, Roll No. 585. Pages H11669-75 H. Res. 662, the rule that provided for consideration of the joint resolution was agreed to on Oct. 30, 2000. Veto Message--Legislative Branch and Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, 2001: Read a message from the President wherein he transmitted his veto message on H.R. 4516, making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, and explained his reasons therefore. Subsequently, the veto message and the bill were referred to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered printed (H. Doc. 106-306). Pages H11675-81 Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures: Congressional Recognition for Excellence in Arts Education: S. 2789, to amend the Congressional Award Act to establish a Congressional Recognition for Excellence in Arts Education Board--clearing the measure for the President; Pages H11683-86 [[Page D1159]] Health Care Fairness: S. 1880, to amend the Public Health Service Act to improve the health of minority individuals--clearing the measure for the President; Pages H11686-97 Physicians Comparability Allowances: H.R. 207, amended, to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide that physicians comparability allowances be treated as part of basic pay for retirement purposes. Agreed to amend the title; Pages H11697-99 Special Immigrant Status for International Broadcasting Employees; S. 3239, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide special immigrant status for certain United States international broadcasting employees clearing the measure for the President; Pages H11699-H11701 Extension of Farm Bankruptcy Provisions: H.R. 5540, amended, to extend for 11 additional months the period for which chapter 12 of title 11 of the United States Code is reenacted. Agreed to amend the title; Pages H11701-04 Coral Reef Conservation and Restoration Act: H.R. 2903, to assist in the conservation of coral reefs. Agreed to amend the title; and Pages H11704-06 Fort Matanzas, Florida National Monument: S. 1670, to revise the boundary of Fort Matanzas National Monument--clearing the measure for the President. Page H11706 Suspensions--Debated on Oct. 30: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following motions that were debated on Oct. 30: United States and Russian Federation Fishery Agreement: H.R. 1653, amended, to approve a governing international fishery agreement between the United States and the Russian Federation. Agreed to amend the title; Pages H11706-07 Dillonwood Giant Sequoia Grove Park Expansion: H.R. 4020, amended, to authorize an expansion of the boundaries of Sequoia National Park to include Dillonwood Giant Sequoia Grove. Agreed to amend the title; Page H11707 Natchez Trace Parkway, Mississippi Boundaries: S. 2020, to adjust the boundary of the Natchez Trace Parkway, Mississippi--clearing the measure for the President; Page H11707 Guam Omnibus Opportunities Act: Agreed to the Senate amendment to H.R. 2462, to amend the Organic Act of Guam clearing the measure for the President. Page H11707 Suspension--Proceedings Postponed: The Chair announced that proceedings on the following motion to suspend the rules debated on Oct. 30 will resume on Nov. 1: Violations of Human Rights in Central Asia: H. Con. Res. 397, amended, voicing concern about serious violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms in most states of Central Asia, including substantial noncompliance with their Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) commitments on democratization and the holding of free and fair elections. Page H11706 Senate Messages: Message received from the Senate today appears on page H11675. Referrals: S. 2924 was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary and S. Con. Res. 158 was referred to the Committee on International Relations. Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H11624 and H11674- 75. There were no quorum calls. Adjournment: The House met at 6 p.m. and adjourned at 11:42 p.m.
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[Daily Digest] [Page D1159] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2000 Senate No meetings/hearings scheduled. House No committee meetings are scheduled.
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