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                                        Thursday, December 14, 2000

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S11765-S11805
Measures Introduced: Three bills were introduced, as follows: S. 3277-
3279.
  Pages S11789-91
Measures Passed:
  International Fishery Agreement: Senate passed H.R. 1653, to complete 
the orderly withdrawal of the NOAA from the civil administration of the 
Pribilof Islands, Alaska, and to assist in the conservation of coral 
reefs, clearing the measure for the President.
  Page S11795
  Private Relief: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from 
further consideration of H.R. 1023, for the relief of Richard W. 
Schaffert, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the 
following amendment proposed thereto:
  Page S11796
  Grams (for Durbin) Amendment No. 4362, to provide for the relief of 
Valdas Adamkus, President of the Republic of Lithuania. 
                                                   Pages S11791, S11796
  George Atlee Goodling Post Office Building: Senate passed H.R. 5210, 
to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located 
at 200 South George Street in York, Pennsylvania, as the ``George Atlee 
Goodling Post Office Building'', clearing the measure for the 
President.
  Page S11796
  J.T. Weeker Service Center: Senate passed H.R. 5016, to redesignate 
the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 514 Express 
Center Drive in Chicago, Illinois, as the ``J. T. Weeker Service 
Center'', clearing the measure for the President.
  Page S11796
  Inspector General Act Amendments: Senate passed S. 870, to amend the 
Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) to increase the 
efficiency and accountability of Offices of Inspector General within 
Federal departments, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the 
nature of a substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto: 
                                                Pages S11791, S11796-99
  Grams (for Collins) Amendment No. 4363, to provide for Inspectors 
General to propose and submit annual budget estimates, and make certain 
technical corrections.
Page S11791
International Malaria Control Act: Senate concurred in the amendments 
of the House to S. 2943, to authorize additional assistance for 
international malaria control, with a further amendment proposed 
thereto:
  Pages S11802-05
  Byrd (for Helms) Amendment No. 4364, in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                Pages S11791-92, S11805
Messages From the House:
  Page S11787
Communications:
  Pages S11787-88
Petitions:
  Pages S11788-89
Statements on Introduced Bills:
  Pages S11789-90
Additional Cosponsors:
  Page S11791
Amendments Submitted:
  Page S11791
Additional Statements:
  Pages S11782-84
Recess: Senate convened at 10 a.m., and recessed at 1 p.m., until 12 
noon, on Friday, December 15, 2000. (For Senate's program, see the 
remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
S11805.)


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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
NATURAL GAS MARKETS
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: On Tuesday, December 12, 
Committee concluded hearings to examine some of the reasons behind the 
recent surge in natural gas prices, what this increase means for 
consumers, the markets' potential responses, and what steps should be 
taken to help low-income families and the elderly pay their bills this 
winter, after receiving testimony from Mark J. Mazur, Acting 
Administrator, Energy Information Administration, Department of Energy; 
Deborah Schachter, New Hampshire Governor's Office of Energy and 
Community Services, Concord, on behalf of the National Association of 
State Energy Officials; and Roger B. Cooper, American Gas Association, 
and John Sharp, Natural Gas Supply Association, both of Washington, 
D.C.


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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Bills Introduced: Ten public bills, H.R. 5656-5665; and 2 resolutions, 
H.J. Res. 133-134; were introduced.
  Page H12094
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 3080, to amend the Indian Self-Determination and Education 
Assistance Act to direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish the 
American Indian Education Foundation (H. Rept. 106-1028 Pt 1);
  H. Con. Res. 63, expressing the sense of the Congress opposing 
removal of dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers for fishery 
restoration purposes (H. Rept. 106-1029, Pt. 1);
  H. Res. 674, providing for consideration of H.J. Res. 133, making 
further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2001 (H. Rept. 106-
1030);
  H. Res. 675, providing for consideration of H.J. Res. 134, making 
further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2001 (H. Rept. 
106-1031); and
  H. Res. 676, waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with 
respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the 
Committee on Rules (H. Rept. 106-1032).
Pages H12091, H12093
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he 
designated Representative Pease to act as Speaker pro tempore for 
today.
  Page H12087
Late Honorable Julian C. Dixon Funeral Committee: Pursuant to H. Res. 
671, the Chair announced the Speaker's additional appointment of the 
following members to the Committee to attend the funeral of the late 
Honorable Julian C. Dixon: Representatives Towns, Clayton, Brown, and 
Watt of North Carolina.
  Page H12088
Enrollment Correction: The House agreed to S. Con. Res. 161, to correct 
the enrollment of H.R. 5528, to authorize the construction of a Wakpa 
Sica Reconciliation Place in Fort Pierre, South Dakota.
  Page H12088-89
Recess: The House recessed at 4:13 p.m. and reconvened at 12:56 a.m. 
                                                            Page H12090
Recess: The House recessed at 12:57 a.m. on Friday, December 15 and 
reconvened at 9:05 a.m. on Friday, December 15.
  Page H12090
Recess: The House recessed at 9:07 a.m. on Friday, December 15 and 
reconvened at 9:44 a.m. on Friday, December 15.
  Page H12090
Senate Messages: Message received from the Senate today appear on pages 
H12090
Quorum Calls--Votes: No quorum calls or recorded votes developed during 
the proceedings of the House today.
Adjournment: The House met at 4 p.m and adjourned at 9:45 a.m. on 
Friday, December 15.


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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
MAKING FURTHER CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2001
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a closed rule on H.J. Res. 
133, making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2001, 
providing one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the 
chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on 
Appropriations. The rule waives all points of order against 
consideration of the joint resolution. Finally, the rule provides one 
motion to recommit.
MAKING FURTHER CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2001
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a closed rule on H.J. Res. 
134, making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2001, 
providing one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the 
chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on 
Appropriations. The rule waives all points of order against 
consideration of the joint resolution. Finally, the rule provides one 
motion to recommit.
RULES WAIVING A REQUIREMENT WITH RESPECT TO CONSIDERATION OF CERTAIN 
RESOLUTIONS
Committee on Rules: Granted, by voice vote, a rule waiving clause 6(a) 
of rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a rule on the 
same day it is reported from the Rules Committee) against certain 
resolutions reported from the Rules Committee. The rule applies the 
waiver to a special rule reported on the legislative day of December 
15, 2000, providing for consideration or disposition of a conference 
report to accompany H.R. 4577, making appropriations for the 
Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and 
related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, and for 
other purposes, or any amendment reported in disagreement from a 
conference thereon.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                      12 noon, Friday, December 15

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Friday: After the transaction of any morning business (not 
be extend beyond 12 noon), Senate expects to consider the omnibus 
appropriations bill and any other cleared legislative and executive 
business.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                      10 a.m., Friday, December 15

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Friday: Consideration of H.J. Res. 133, making further 
continuing appropriations (closed rule);
  Consideration of H.J. Res. 134, making further continuing 
appropriations (closed rule);
  Consideration of Conference report on H.R. 4577, Labor, HHS, 
Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations (subject to a rule); and
  Consideration of H.R. 3594, Installment Tax Correction Act of 2000 
(suspension of the rules). 


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