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[Daily Digest] [Page D1218] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Thursday, December 14, 2000 [[Page D1218]] 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.)
[Daily Digest] [Page D1218] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] 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.
[Daily Digest] [Page D1219] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [[Page D1219]] 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.
[Daily Digest] [Page D1219] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] 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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