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Presidential History Tour: Theodore Roosevelt
As part of a presidential history tour, Mr. Smith led a group to Theodore Roosevelt’s Sagamore Hill estate at Oyster Bay, New York and talked about his life and political career.369 views
Bills Introduced: 13 public bills, H.R. 4704-4716; and 3 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 358-360, were introduced.333 views
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows.
Report on the Revised Suballocation of Budget Allocations for Fiscal Year 2001 (H. Rept. 106-686);
Report submitted to the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence entitled Report of the Redmond Panel: Improving Counterintelligence Capabilities at the Department of Energy and the Los Alamos, Sandia, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories (H. Rept. 106-687).
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by Rev. Dr. Nelson Price of Marietta, Georgia.
Withdrawal from the WTO: The House failed to pass H.J. Res. 90, withdrawing the approval of the United States from the Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization by a yea and nay vote of 56 yeas to 363 nays with 3 voting ``present'', Roll No. 320.
Pages H4793-H4814, H4909
Agreed to H. Res. 528, the rule that provided for consideration of the joint resolution by a yea and nay vote of 343 yeas to 61 nays, Roll No. 298.
VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies Appropriations: The House passed H.R. 4635, making appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and for sundry independent agencies, boards, commissions, corporations, and offices for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000 by a yea and nay vote of 256 yeas to 169 nays, Roll No. 319. The bill was also considered on June 19.
Kelly amendment, debated on June 20, that increases funding for the Public Housing Operating Fund by $1 million and decreases HUD Management and Administration, Salaries and Expenses funding accordingly (agreed to by a recorded vote of 250 ayes to 170 noes, Roll No. 299);
Olver amendment that clarifies the prohibitions against the use of funding by the EPA to implement the Kyoto Protocol (agreed to by a recorded vote of 314 ayes to 108 noes, Roll No. 301);
Pages H4824-41, H4863
Cummings amendment no. 33 printed in the Congressional Record that increases NASA university research center funding by $2.8 million and decreases Human Space Flight funding accordingly;
Kaptur amendment that requires a report on the Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Centers at VA Medical Centers no later than March 30, 2001;
Collins amendment that stops the designation of any area as an ozone nonattainment area under the Clear Air Act until the Supreme Court renders a decision on the EPA air quality standards that were earlier stayed by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals; (agreed to by a recorded vote of 226 ayes to 199 noes, Roll No. 305); and
Pages H4881-86, H4903
Hostettler amendment No. 24 printed in the Congressional Record that prohibits the use of any funding to administer the Communities for Safer Gun Coalition (agreed to by a recorded vote of 218 ayes to 207 noes, Roll No. 306).
Pages H4887-93, H4903-04
Hinchey amendment No. 22 printed in the Congressional Record, debated on June 20 that sought to increase funding for the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight by $4.7 million (rejected by a recorded vote of 207 ayes to 211 noes, Roll No. 300);
Saxton amendment that sought to increase funding for the National Estuary program by $33.9 million and decrease NASA funding accordingly;
Roemer amendment No. 48 printed in the Congressional Record that sought to terminate the international space station program thereby reducing Human Space Flight funding by $1.8 billion and retaining $300 million for termination costs (rejected by a recorded vote of 98 ayes to 325 noes, Roll No. 302);
Pages H4848-53, H4863-64
Hinchey amendment No. 23 printed in the Congressional Record that sought to prohibit funding to implement or administer the Veterans Equitable Resource Allocation system (rejected by a recorded vote of 145 ayes to 277 noes, Roll No. 303);
Pages H4870-77, H4901-02
Hinchey amendment No. 35 printed in the Congressional Record, as modified, that sought to remove a limitation (in report language) on EPA’s use of funding for dredging or other invasive sediment remediation technologies or enforcing drinking water standards for arsenic (rejected by a recorded vote of 208 ayes to 216 noes, Roll No. 304);
Pages H4877-81, H4902-03
Nadler amendment No. 4 printed in the Congressional Record that sought to increase funding for the section 8 voucher program for housing assistance by $344 million and decrease funding for the international space station accordingly (rejected by recorded vote of 138 ayes to 286 noes, Roll No. 307); and
Pages H4893-97, H4904-05
Hostettler amendment No. 25 printed in the Congressional Record that sought to prohibit any HUD D639funding to implement the provisions of the settlement with Smith & Wesson (rejected by a recorded vote of 206 ayes to 219 noes, Roll No. 308).
Pages H4897-H4901, H4905
Points of order sustained against:
Language on page 63 lines 4 through 9 in the bill that sought to deal with studies on drinking water contaminants;
Boyd amendment that sought to increase FEMA disaster relief funding by $2.6 billion;
Language on page 67 lines 4 through 14 in the bill that sought to deal with emergency requirement designations;
Mollohan amendment No. 39 printed in the Congressional Record that sought to increase NASA funding by $322.7 million;
Holt amendment that sought to increase funding for the National Science Foundation by $528 million; and
Edwards amendment that sought to increase Veterans Administration medical care and research funding by $535 million.
Bilirakis amendment No. 14 printed in the Congressional Record was offered and subsequently withdrawn that sought to make $2 million available for the purposes of the National Hazardous Waste and Superfund Ombudsman; and
Pascrell amendment was offered and subsequently withdrawn that sought to make available funding for a program to inform veterans on the benefits and services available to them.
Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on pages H4818-21.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea and nay votes and ten recorded votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H4792-93, H4861-62, H4862-63, H4863, H4863-64, H4901-02, H4902-03, H4903, H4904, H4904-05, H4905, H4908-09, and H4909. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 9:00 a.m. and adjourned at midnight.
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