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Measures Introduced: Eight bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 2685-2692, S. Res. 317-318, and S.… read more

Measures Introduced: Eight bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 2685-2692, S. Res. 317-318, and S. Con. Res. 120.

Page S4669

National Opera: Senate passed H.R. 4542, to designate the Washington Opera in Washington, D.C., as the National Opera, clearing the measure for the President. 

Pages S4717-18

Honoring U.S.S. Thresher Casualties: Senate agreed to S. Res. 318, honoring the 129 sailors and civilians lost aboard the U.S.S. Thresher (SSN 593) on April 10, 1963; extending the gratitude of the Nation for their last, full measure of devotion; and acknowledging the contributions of the Naval Submarine Service and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to the defense of this Nation. 

Page S4718

Organ Procurement Organization Certification Act: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was discharged from further consideration of S. 2625, to amend the Public Health Service Act to revise the performance standards and certification process for organ procurement organizations, and the bill was then passed. 

Pages S4718-19

National Defense Authorization: Senate continued consideration of S. 2549, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2001 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe personnel strengths for such fiscal year for the Armed Forces, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:

Pages S4607-35, S4637-61


By 96 yeas to 1 nay (Vote No. 117), Warner further Modified Amendment No. 3173, to extend eligibility for medical care under CHAMPUS and TRICARE to persons over age 64.

Pages S4607, S4627, S4631

By 51 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 119), Warner Amendment No. 3184 (to Amendment No. 3183), to provide for correction of scope of waiver authority for limitation on retirement or dismantlement of strategic nuclear delivery systems, and authority to waive limitation. 

Pages S4607-20, S4633

Kerrey Amendment No. 3183, to repeal a limitation on retirement or dismantlement of strategic nuclear delivery systems in excess of military requirements. 

Pages S4607-20, S4633

Reid Amendment No. 3198, to permit retired members of the Armed Forces who have a service-connected disability to receive military retired pay concurrently with veterans' disability compensation. 

Pages S4634-35

Wellstone Amendment No. 3211, to express the sense of Congress condemning the use of children as soldiers in current foreign armed conflicts and expressing the belief that the United States should support and, where possible, lead efforts to end this abuse of human rights. 

Pages S4650-51


By 35 yeas to 63 nays (Vote No. 120), McCain/Levin Amendment No. 3197, to authorize additional rounds of base closures and realignments under the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 in 2003 and 2005.

Pages S4638-49


Smith (of NH) Amendment No. 3210, to prohibit granting security clearances to felons. 

Pages S4651-60

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McCain Amendment No. 3214 (to Amendment No. 3210), to require the disclosure of expenditures and contributions by certain political organizations. 

Pages S4656-60

During consideration of this measure today, the Senate also took the following action:

A point of order was made that Johnson Amendment No. 3191, to restore health care coverage to retired members of the uniformed services, was in violation of Section 302(f) of the Congressional Budget Act and, by 52 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. 118), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected a motion to waive the aforementioned section with respect to consideration of the amendment. Subsequently, the point of order was sustained and the amendment thus fell. 

Pages S4620-33

A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill and a certain amendment to be proposed thereto, on Thursday, June 8, 2000.

Page S4719

A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the McCain Amendment No. 3214 (to Amendment No. 3210), listed above, on Thursday, June 8, 2000, with a vote to occur thereon. 

Page S4660

First Flight Centennial Federal Advisory Board: The Chair, on behalf of the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Democratic Leader, pursuant to Public Law 105-389, announced the appointment of Robert R. Ferguson III of North Carolina to serve as a member of the First Flight Centennial Federal Advisory Board. 

Page S4717

Messages From the House:

Pages S4667-68

Measures Referred:

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Page S4668

Executive Reports of Committees:

Pages S4668-69

Statements on Introduced Bills:

Pages S4669-90

Additional Cosponsors:

Pages S4690-92

Amendments Submitted:

Pages S4694-S4716

Notices of Hearings:

Page S4717

Authority for Committees:

Page S4717

Additional Statements:

Pages S4665-67

Privileges of the Floor:

Page S4717

Record Votes: Four record votes were taken today. (Total--120)

Pages S4631-33, S4649

Recess: Senate convened at 9:31 a.m., and recessed at 8:05 p.m., until 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, June 8, 2000. (For Senate’s program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today’s Record on page S4719.) close

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