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Daily Digest/Highlights + Senate; Congressional Record Vol. 146, No. 141


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                                          Tuesday, October 31, 2000

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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

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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 
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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings; Congressional Record Vol. 146, No. 141


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Daily Digest/House of Representatives; Congressional Record Vol. 146, No. 141


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                        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

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  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/House Committee Meetings; Congressional Record Vol. 146, No. 141


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2000-11-01; Congressional Record Vol. 146, No. 141


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                         COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR

                      WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2000

                                 Senate

  No meetings/hearings scheduled.


                                 House

  No committee meetings are scheduled.



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Daily Digest/CONGRESSIONAL RECORD The public proceedings of each House of Congress, as reported by the Official Reporters thereof, are printed pursuant to directions of the Joint Committee on...; Congressional Record Vol. 146, No. 141


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                    9:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 1

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Wednesday: Senate will resume consideration of the 
Conference Report on H.R. 2415, Bankruptcy Reform, with a vote on the 
motion to close further debate to occur thereon. Also, Senate will 
consider a continuing resolution making further continuing 
appropriations for the fiscal year 2001, and may consider any other 
cleared legislative and executive business.
  (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
                     10 a.m., Wednesday, November 1

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Wednesday: Consideration of H.J. Res. 122, Making Further 
Continuing Appropriations (closed rule, one hour of debate);
  Consideration of House Report (106-801), Resources Committee Contempt 
Resolution; and
  Consideration of motions to instruct conferees on H.R. 4577, Labor, 
HHS, and Education Appropriations.
    
    
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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Abercrombie, Neil, Hawaii, E2043
Bliley, Tom, Va., E2040
Condit, Gary A., Calif., E2037
Dunn, Jennifer, Wash., E2036
Everett, Terry, Ala., E2037
Franks, Bob, N.J., E2035
Gilman, Benjamin A., N.Y., E2040
Gonzalez, Charles A., Tex., E2036
Gutierrez, Luis V., Ill., E2044
Hilleary, Van, Tenn., E2035
Jones, Stephanie Tubbs, Ohio, E2039
McInnis, Scott, Colo., E2033
McIntyre, Mike, N.C., E2044
Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E2039, E2040, E2043
Mascara, Frank, Pa., E2044
Menendez, Robert, N.J., E2034, E2043
Moakley, John Joseph, Mass., E2036
Morella, Constance A., Md., E2034
Riley, Bob, Ala., E2039
Stark, Fortney Pete, Calif., E2033, E2037
Tauscher, Ellen O., Calif., E2036
Towns, Edolphus, N.Y., E2033, E2034, E2036, E2044
Walden, Greg, Ore., E2037
Wilson, Heather, N.M., E2041
Young, Don, Alaska, E2041 



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