Senate Session

The Senate is expected to take up S.2251, the Risk Managment for the 21st Century Bill, also known as the Crop Insurance Reform bill.
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The Senate is expected to take up S.2251, the Risk Managment for the 21st Century Bill, also known as the Crop Insurance Reform bill.

Measures Introduced: Sixteen bills and two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 2277-2292, S. Res. 277, and S. Con. Res. 98.

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Measures Reported: Reports were made as follows:

H.R. 1658, to provide a more just and uniform procedure for Federal civil forfeitures, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. 

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Federal Crop Insurance Act Amendments: Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2559, to amend the Federal Crop Insurance Act to strengthen the safety net for agricultural producers by providing greater access to more affordable risk management tools and improved protection from production and income loss, to improve the efficiency and integrity of the Federal crop insurance program, and by 95 yeas to 5 nays (Vote No. 44), Senate passed the bill, after striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the text of S. 2251, Senate companion measure, and after taking action on the following amendment proposed thereto:

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Adopted:

By 99 yeas to 1 nay (Vote No. 43), Wellstone Amendment No. 2888, to express the sense of Congress regarding the Rally for Rural America and the rural crisis. 

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Senate insisted on its amendment, requested a conference with the House thereon, and the Chair was authorized to appoint the following conferees: Senators Lugar, Helms, Cochran, Coverdell, Roberts, Harkin, Leahy, Conrad and Kerrey. 

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Subsequently, S. 2251 was returned to the Senate calendar. 

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

Lugar/Harkin Modified Amendment No. 2887 (adopted by the Senate on Wednesday, March 22, 2000), was further modified. 

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Flag Desecration--Agreement: A unanimous-consent time agreement was reached providing for the consideration of S.J. Res. 14, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States authorizing Congress to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States, with certain amendments to be proposed thereto, on Monday, March 27, 2000 at 1:30 p.m. Further, the Senate will continue consideration of the bill on Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at 9:30 a.m., with votes on or in relation to the pending amendments to occur at 2:15 p.m.

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Removal of Injunction of Secrecy: The injunction secrecy was removed from the following treaty:

International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) (Treaty Doc. No. 106-23)

The treaty was transmitted to the Senate today, considered as having been read for the first time, and referred, with accompanying papers, to the Committee on Foreign Relations and was ordered to be printed. 

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Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

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Manuel Trinidad Pacheco, of Arizona, to be a Member of the National Security Education Board for a term of four years. (Reappointment)

Ella Wong-Rusinko, of Virginia, to be Alternate Federal Cochairman of the Appalachian Regional Commission. 

Beth Susan Slavet, of Massachusetts, to be Chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board. 

Gordon S. Heddell, of Virginia, to be Inspector General, Department of Labor. 

Steven S. Reed, of Kentucky, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky for the term of four years. 

Julio F. Mercado, of Texas, to be Deputy Administrator of Drug Enforcement. 

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Messages From the House:

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Measures Referred:

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Measures Placed on Calendar:

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Communications:

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Petitions:

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Executive Reports of Committees:

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Statements on Introduced Bills:

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Additional Cosponsors:

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Notices of Hearings:

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Authority for Committees:

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Additional Statements:

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Privileges of the Floor:

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Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--44)

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Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m., and adjourned at 4:53 p.m., until 12 noon, on Monday, March 27, 2000. (For Senate’s program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today’s Record on page S1664.) close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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