Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
April 6, 2001
107th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 147, No. 50 — Daily Edition
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[Daily Digest] [Pages D327-D330] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Friday, April 6, 2001 [[Page D327]] Daily Digest HIGHLIGHTS Senate agreed to the Congressional Budget Resolution. Senate Chamber Action Routine Proceedings, pages S3637-S3772 Measures Introduced: Thirty-two bills and four resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 724-755, and S. Res. 68-71. Pages S3705-06 Measures Passed: Congressional Budget Resolution: By 65 yeas to 35 nays (Vote No. 86), Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 83, establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2002, revising the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2001, and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for each of fiscal years 2003 through 2011, after taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto: Pages S3638-96 Adopted: By 53 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. 84), Wellstone Amendment No. 269 (to Amendment No. 170), to increase discretionary funding for veterans medical care by $1.718 billion in 2002 and each year thereafter to ensure that veterans have access to quality medical care. Pages S3638-39 By a unanimous vote of 99 yeas (Vote No. 85), Bond Amendment No. 351 (to Amendment No. 170), to increase Veterans discretionary spending for fiscal year 2002. Pages S3638-39 Enzi/Carper Amendment No. 284 (to Amendment No. 170), to modify the resolution to reflect that there should be no new Federal fees on State- chartered banks. Pages S3639-41 Kerry Modified Amendment No. 249 (to Amendment No. 170), to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, address global climate change concerns, protect global environment, and promote domestic energy security; to provide increased funding for voluntary programs that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the near term; to provide increased funding for a range of energy resources and energy efficiency programs; to provide increased funding to ensure adequate U.S. participation in negotiations that are conducted pursuant to the Senate-ratified United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change; to provide increased funding to encourage developing nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and, to provide increased funding for programs to assist U.S. businesses exporting clean energy technologies to developing nations. Pages S3641-44 Leahy/Harkin Amendment No. 238 (to Amendment No. 170), to provide an increase of $1,500,000,000 in fiscal year 2002 to Department of Justice programs for State and local law enforcement assistance. Pages S3644-45 Smith (OR) Amendment No. 217 (to Amendment No. 170), to protect public health, to improve water quality in the nation's rivers and lakes, at the nation's beaches, and along the nation's coasts, to promote endangered species recovery, and to work towards meeting the nation's extensive wastewater infrastructure needs by increasing funding for wastewater infrastructure in fiscal year 2002 in an amount that will allow funding for the State water pollution control revolving funds at an amount equal to the amount appropriated in fiscal year 2001 and to fully fund grants to address municipal combined sewer and sanitary sewer overflows. Pages S3645-46 Domenici (for Inhofe) Amendment No. 334 (to Amendment No. 170), to increase Impact Aid funding to $1,293,302,000. Pages S3646-49 Domenici (for DeWine) Amendment No. 236 (to Amendment No. 170), to provide additional funding for the United States Coast Guard for fiscal year 2002. Pages S3646-49 [[Page D328]] Domenici (for Dorgan) Amendment No. 196 (to Amendment No. 170), to increase the amount of funding for the trade enforcement programs of the International Trade Administration. Pages S3646-49 Domenici (for Mikulski) Amendment No. 244 (to Amendment No. 170), to increase education technology funding to $1.5 billion per year. Pages S3646-49 Domenici (for Nelson (FL)) Amendment No. 335 (to Amendment No. 170), to provide public water systems the initial funding needed in Fiscal Year 2002 of $43,855,000 to comply with the 10 parts per billion standard for arsenic in drinking water recommended by the National Academy of Sciences 1999 study and adopted by the World Health Organization and European Union. Pages S3646-49 Domenici (for Grassley) Modified Amendment No. 237 (to Amendment No. 170), to establish a reserve fund for the Family Opportunity Act. Pages S3649-50 Domenici (for Collins) Modified Amendment No. 214 (to Amendment No. 170), to provide for a reserve fund for veterans' education. Pages S3650-52 Domenici (for Santorum) Modified Amendment No. 182 (to Amendment No. 170), to increase in funding $353,500,000 for fiscal year 2002 for Department of Defense basic research conducted in American universities. Pages S3652-53 Domenici (for Bingaman) Amendment No. 297 (to Amendment No. 170), to provide a reserve fund for refundable tax credits. Pages S3653-54 Domenici (for Clinton) Modified Amendment No. 328 (to Amendment No. 170), to strengthen our national food safety infrastructure by increasing the number of inspectors within the Food and Drug Administration to enable the Food and Drug Administration to inspect high-risk sites at least annually, supporting research that enables us to meet emerging threats, improving surveillance to identify and trace the sources and incidence of food-borne illness, and otherwise maintaining at least current funding levels for food safety initiatives at the Food and Drug Administration and the United States Department of Agriculture. Pages S3654, S3662 Domenici (for Reid) Amendment No. 219 (to Amendment No. 170), to express the sense of the Senate on the substitute amendment to the budget resolution with respect to increasing funds for renewable energy research and development. Page S3654 Domenici (for Daschle) Amendment No. 325 (to Amendment No. 170), to increase discretionary funding for the Indian Health Service by decreasing the size of the tax cut for the wealthiest Americans. Pages S3654-55 Domenici (for Smith (OR)/Johnson) Amendment No. 246 (to Amendment No. 170), to increase the construction funds available to the Bureau of Reclamation for 2002 and 2003. Page S3655 Domenici (for Smith(OR)) Modified Amendment No. 283 (to Amendment No. 170), to provide an increase in funds of $1.3 billion in fiscal year 2002 for the promotion of voluntary agriculture and forestry conservation programs that enhance and protect natural resources on private lands and without taking from the HI Trust Fund. Page S3655 Domenici (for Kerry/Bond) Amendment No. 183 (to Amendment No. 170), to revise the budget for fiscal year 2002 so that the small business programs at the Small Business Administration are adequately funded and can continue to provide loans and business assistance to the country's 24 million small businesses, and to restore and reasonably increase funding to specific programs at the Small Business Administration because the current budget request reduces funding for the Agency by a minimum of 26 percent at a time when the economy is volatile and the Federal Reserve Board reports that 45 percent of banks have reduced lending to small businesses by making it harder to obtain loans and more expensive to borrow. Pages S3657-59 Domenici (for Murray) Modified Amendment No. 231 (to Amendment No. 170), to increase budget authority and outlays in Function 450 to provide adequate funding for Project Impact and FEMA Hazard Mitigation grants. Pages S3659-61 Domenici (for Lincoln) Modified Amendment No. 253 (to Amendment No. 170), of a perfecting nature. Page S3662 Domenici (for Byrd) Amendment No. 205 (to Amendment No. 170), to increase discretionary education funding by $100,000,000 to improve the teaching of American History in America's public schools. Pages S3662-65 Domenici (for Byrd) Amendment No. 207 (to Amendment No. 170), to increase investments in Fossil Energy Research and Development for Fiscal Year 2002. Pages S3662-65 Domenici (for Byrd/Dayton) Amendment No. 209 (to Amendment No. 170), to increase resources in Fiscal Year 2002 for building clean and safe drinking water facilities and sanitary wastewater disposal facilities in rural America. Pages S3662-65 [[Page D329]] Domenici (for Graham/Hutchison) Amendment No. 317 (to Amendment No. 170), to extend the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Supplemental Grants for fiscal year 2002. Page S3665 Bingaman/Domenici Amendment No. 303 (to Amendment No. 170), to establish a reserve fund for permanent, mandatory funding for Payments In Lieu of Taxes and Refuge Revenue Sharing. Page S3667 Domenici (for Bingaman) Modified Amendment No. 302 (to Amendment No. 170), to make certain funding adjustments. Pages S3668-69 Graham Modified Amendment No. 316 (to Amendment No. 170), to restore the Social Services Block Grant to $2.38 billion in accordance with the statutory agreement made in the Personnel Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. Page S3669 Domenici Amendment No. 170, in the nature of a substitute. Pages S3638-96 Rejected: Domenici (for Dorgan) Amendment No. 197 (to Amendment No. 170), to increase budget authority and outlays in Function 450 (Community and Regional Development) by $2,300,000,000 to establish a venture capital fund to make equity investments in businesses with high job-creating potential located or locating in rural counties that have experienced economic hardship caused by net outmigration of 10 percent or more between 1980 and 1998 and are situated in States in which 25 percent or more of the rural counties have experienced net outmigration of 10 percent or more over the same period, based on Bureau of the Census statistics; to make available $200,000,000 to that fund for each of fiscal years 2002 through 2011; to require a substantial investment from State government and private sources and to guarantee up to 60 percent of each authorized private investment; and to express the sense of the Senate that this funding should be offset by a transfer of $2,300,000,000 from the surplus amounts held by Federal Reserve banks. Page S3656 Domenici (for Dorgan) Amendment No. 198 (to Amendment No. 170), to eliminate the Bureau of Indian Affairs school construction backlog and to increase funding for Indian health services, by transferring funds from the surplus amounts held by Federal Reserve banks. Pages S3656-57 Domenici (for Conrad) Amendment No. 261 (to Amendment No. 170), in the nature of a substitute. Page S3657 Withdrawn: Allen Amendment No. 285 (to Amendment No. 170), to provide for an Education Opportunity Tax Relief Reserve Fund. Pages S3661-62 Stabenow (for Graham) Amendment No. 313 (to Amendment No. 170), to provide a budget mechanism for protecting current Medicare Part A services. Pages S3665-67 Kennedy Modified Amendment No. 218 (to Amendment No. 170), to make certain funding adjustments. Pages S3667-68 A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 23, 2001, the Senate resume H. Con. Res. 83 and the Majority Leader, or designee, be recognized to make a motion for the Senate to insist on its amendment, request a conference with the House on the disagreeing votes thereon, and the Chair be authorized to appoint conferees on the part of the Senate. Page S3769 Congratulating Notre Dame Women's Basketball Team: Senate agreed to S. Res. 69, congratulating the Fighting Irish of the University of Notre Dame for winning the 2001 women's basketball championship. Pages S3765-66 Honoring American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: Senate agreed to S. Res. 70, honoring The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for its 135 years of service to the people of the United States and their animals. Page S3766 Printing Authority: Committee on Rules and Administration was discharged from further consideration of H. Con. Res. 43, authorizing the printing of a revised and updated version of the House document entitled ``Black Americans in Congress, 1870-1989'', and the resolution was then agreed to. Page S3766 Deportation of Chechen People: Senate agreed to S. Res. 27, to express the sense of the Senate regarding the 1944 deportation of the Chechen people to central Asia. Page S3766 Wrongful Imprisonment of Kosovar Albanians: Senate agreed to S. Res. 60, urging the immediate release of Kosovar Albanians wrongfully imprisoned in Serbia. Pages S3766-67 Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 23, expressing the sense of Congress with respect to the involvement of the Government of Libya in the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. Pages S3767-68 [[Page D330]] International Education Policy: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 7, expressing the sense of Congress that the United States should establish an international education policy to further national security, foreign policy, and economic competitiveness, promote mutual understanding and cooperation among nations, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. Pages S3768-69 Appointments: U.S. Capitol Preservation Commission: The Chair, on behalf of the President pro tempore, pursuant to Public Law 100-696, appointed Senator DeWine as a member of the United States Capitol Preservation Commission. Page S3766 Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission: The Chair, on behalf of the President pro tempore, pursuant to Public Law 94-118, reappointed Senator Murkowski to the Japan-United States Friendship Commission. Page S3766 Authority to Make Appointments: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding the recess or adjournment of the Senate, the President of the Senate, the President of the Senate pro tempore, and the majority and minority leaders be authorized to make appointments to commissions, committees, boards, conferences, or interparliamentary conferences authorized by law, by concurrent action of the two Houses, or by order of the Senate. Page S3766 Authority for Committees: All committees were authorized to file legislative and executive reports during the adjournment of the Senate on Tuesday, April 17, 2001, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Page S3769 Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations: Tim S. McClain, of California, to be General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs. Chris Spear, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor (Prior to this action, Senate discharged the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions) Kristine Ann Iverson, of Illinois, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor. (Prior to this action, Senate discharged the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions) 1 Army nomination in the rank of general. Pages S3769, S3772 Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations: Thelma J. Askey, of Tennessee, to be Director of the Trade and Development Agency. Piyush Jindal, of Louisiana, to be an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services. Charles A. James, Jr., of Virginia, to be an Assistant Attorney General. Maria Cino, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service. Wade F. Horn, of Maryland, to be Assistant Secretary for Family Support, Department of Health and Human Services. Scott Whitaker, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services. 6 Air Force nominations in the rank of general. 1 Army nomination in the rank of general. 1 Marine Corps nomination in the rank of general. Page S3772 Executive Communications: Pages S3703-04 Petitions and Memorials: Pages S3704-05 Executive Reports of Committees: Page S3705 Measures Placed on Calendar: Page S3765 Statements on Introduced Bills: Pages S3709-63 Additional Cosponsors: Pages S3706-09 Amendments Submitted: Page S3763 Additional Statements: Pages S3699-S3703 Record Votes: Three record votes were taken today. (Total--86) Pages S3639, S3696 Adjournment: Senate met at 9:30 a.m., and pursuant to the provisions of H. Con. Res. 93, adjourned at 4:02 p.m., until 12 noon, on Monday, April 23, 2001. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S3772.)
[Daily Digest] [Pages D330-D331] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Committee Meetings (Committees not listed did not meet) BUSINESS MEETING Committee on Veterans Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported the nomination of Tim S. McClain, of California, to be General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs. H [[Page D331]]
[Daily Digest] [Page D331] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] House of Representatives Chamber Action The House was not in session today. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Con. Res. 93, providing for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives and a conditional recess or adjournment of the Senate, it stands adjourned until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2001.
[Daily Digest] [Page D331] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Committee Meetings No Committee meetings were held.
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