Senate Session

The Senate is expected to take up H.R. 8, the Death Tax Elimination Act, H.R. 4578 the Interior Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2001,… read more

The Senate is expected to take up H.R. 8, the Death Tax Elimination Act, H.R. 4578 the Interior Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2001, and S. 2549, the Department of Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001. A cloture vote is scheduled on H.R. 8.

Measures Introduced: Six bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 2844-2849, and S.J. Res. 49.

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Measures Reported: Reports were made as follows:

S. 2844, to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to authorize the provision of assistance to increase the availability of credit to microenterprises lacking full access to credit, to establish a Microfinance Loan Facility. (S. Rept. No. 106-335)

S. 2845, to authorize additional assistance to countries with large populations having HIV/AIDS, to authorize assistance for tuberculosis prevention, treatment, control, and elimination. (S. Rept. No. 106-336)

S. 2712, to amend chapter 35 of title 31, United States Code, to authorize the consolidation of certain financial and performance management reports required of Federal agencies. (S. Rept. No. 106-337)

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Death Tax Elimination Act: Senate resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to the consideration of H.R. 8, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to phase out the estate and gift taxes over a 10-year period. 

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By 99 yeas to 1 nay (Vote No. 173), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill. 

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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill on Wednesday, July 12, 2000.

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National Defense Authorization: Senate resumed 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:

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Adopted:

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

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Warner (for Smith of NH) Amendment No. 3765, to require that the annual report on transfers of militarily sensitive technology to countries and entities of concern include a discussion of actions taken on recommendations of inspectors general contained in previous annual reports. 

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Levin (for Bryan) Amendment No. 3761, to provide for the concurrent payment to surviving spouses of disability and indemnity compensation and annuities under the Survivor Benefit Plan. 

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Levin (for Bingaman) Modified Amendment No. 3770, to improve the ability of the National Laboratories to achieve their missions through collaborations with other institutions. 

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Warner Modified Amendment No. 3739, to improve the modifications to the counterintelligence polygraph program of the Department of Energy. 

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Warner (for Domenici) Modified Amendment No. 3259, to coordinate and facilitate the development by the Department of Defense of directed energy technologies, systems, and weapons. 

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Warner (for Domenici) Modified Amendment No. 3760, to expand and enhance United States efforts in the Russian nuclear complex to expedite the containment of nuclear expertise that presents a proliferation threat. 

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Pending:

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Warner (for Byrd) Amendment No. 3767, to provide for annual reporting of the national security implications of the bilateral trade and economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China. 

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Byrd Amendment No. 3794 (to Amendment No. 3767), to provide for annual reporting of the national security implications of the bilateral trade and economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China. 

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Bennett/Reid Amendment No. 3185, to provide for an adjustment of composite theoretical performance levels of high performance computers. 

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

Warner (for Thompson) Amendment No. 3250 (previously adopted by the Senate on June 8, 2000), was modified. 

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Warner (for Bennett) Amendment No. 3751 (previously adopted by the Senate on June 30, 2000), was modified. 

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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that any votes ordered with respect to amendments occur at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 12, 2000.

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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill, pending amendments, and amendments to be proposed thereto, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12, 2000. Further, that the bill be advanced to third reading, the Senate proceed to the House companion bill H.R. 4205, that all after the enacting clause be stricken, the text of the Senate bill be inserted, the House bill be advanced to third reading and passage occur, all without any intervening action, and the Senate bill be then placed on the Calendar. 

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Interior Appropriations--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for certain amendments to be proposed to H.R. 4578, making appropriations for the Department of the Interior and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001.

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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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Statements on Introduced Bills:

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Additional Cosponsors:

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Amendments Submitted:

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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: One record vote was taken today. (Total--173)

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Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:31 a.m., and adjourned at 8:38 p.m., until 9:30 a.m., on Wednesday, July 12, 2000. (For Senate’s program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today’s Record on page S6483.) close

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

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