Senate Session

Zell Miller, Democrat of Georgia, was sworn in to take the seat of the late Senator Paul Coverdell. Senator Miller paid tribute to… read more

Zell Miller, Democrat of Georgia, was sworn in to take the seat of the late Senator Paul Coverdell. Senator Miller paid tribute to Senator Coverdell in a speech. 

Measures Introduced: Fifty-nine bills and four resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 2942-3000, S. Res. 345-346, and S. Con. Res. 132-133.

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Measures Reported: Reports were made as follows:

S. 2796, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, to authorize the Secretary of the Army to construct various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors of the United States, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 106-362)

S. 2797, to authorize a comprehensive Everglades restoration plan, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 106-363)

Special Report entitled ``Day Trading: Case Studies and Conclusions.'' (S. Rept. No. 106-364)

S. Res. 334, expressing appreciation to the people of Okinawa for hosting United States defense facilities, commending the Government of Japan for choosing Okinawa as the site for hosting the summit meeting of the G-8 countries, with an amendment and with an amended preamble. 

S. 113, to increase the criminal penalties for assaulting or threatening Federal judges, their family members, and other public servants. 

S. 353, to provide for class action reform, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. 

S. 783, to limit access to body armor by violent felons and to facilitate the donation of Federal surplus body armor to State and local law enforcement agencies, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. 

S. 1865, to provide grants to establish demonstration mental health courts, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. 

S. 2000, for the relief of Guy Taylor. 

S. 2002, for the relief of Tony Lara, with an amendment. 

S. 2272, to improve the administrative efficiency and effectiveness of the Nation’s abuse and neglect courts and for other purposes consistent with the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997.

S. 2279, to authorize the addition of land to Sequoia National Park, with an amendment. 

S. 2289, for the relief of Jose Guadalupe Tellez Pinales. 

S. 2943, to authorize additional assistance for international malaria control, and to provide for coordination and consultation in providing assistance under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 with respect to malaria, HIV, and tuberculosis. 

S. Con. Res. 131, commemorating the 20th anniversary of the workers' strikes in Poland that lead to the creation of the independent trade union Solidarnose, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and with an amended preamble. 

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Intercountry Adoption Act: Senate passed H.R. 2909, to provide for implementation by the United States of the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:

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Campbell (for Helms) Amendment No. 4023, in the nature of a substitute. 

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Coast Guard Authorization Act: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 820, to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2000 and 2001 for the United States Coast Guard, and the bill was then passed, after striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the text of S. 1089, Senate companion measure, and after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto:

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Campbell (for Snowe/Kerry) Amendment No. 4022, in the nature of a substitute. 

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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 on D838the part of the Senate: Senators McCain, Stevens, Snowe, Hollings, and Kerry. 

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Subsequently, S. 1089 was placed back on the Senate calendar. 

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Adjournment Resolution: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 132, providing for a conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate and a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives. 

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Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act: Senate passed S. 2869, to protect religious liberty. 

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Trafficking Victims Protection Act: Senate passed H.R. 3244, to combat trafficking of persons, especially into the sex trade, slavery, and slavery-like conditions in the United States and countries around the world through prevention, through prosecution and enforcement against traffickers, and through protection and assistance to victims of trafficking, after agreeing to the following amendments proposed thereto:

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Hatch (for Brownback/Wellstone) Amendment No. 4027, in the nature of a substitute. 

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Hatch Amendment No. 4028 (to Amendment No. 4027), to make technical changes in the section relating to strengthening the prosecution and punishment of traffickers. 

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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 on the part of the Senate: from the Committee on the Judiciary: Senators Hatch, Thurmond, and Leahy; and from the Committee on Foreign Relations: Senators Helms, Brownback, Biden, and Wellstone. 

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Bend Pine Nursery Land Conveyance Act: Senate passed S. 1936, to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to sell or exchange all or part of certain administrative sites and other National Forest System land in the State of Oregon and use the proceeds derived from the sale or exchange for National Forest System purposes, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. 

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Wyoming Land Conveyance: Senate passed S. 1894, to provide for the conveyance of certain land to Park County, Wyoming, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. 

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Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area Study Act: Senate passed S. 2421, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of the suitability and feasibility of establishing an Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area in Connecticut and Massachusetts. 

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National Wild and Scenic Rivers System: Senate passed H.R. 1749, to designate Wilson Creek in Avery and Caldwell Counties, North Carolina, as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, clearing the measure for the President. 

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Washakie County and Big Horn County, Wyoming Land Conveyance: Senate passed S. 610, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management in Washakie County and Big Horn County, Wyoming, to the Westside Irrigation District, Wyoming, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. 

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Sequoia National Park Land Addition: Senate passed S. 2279, to authorize the addition of land to Sequoia National Park, after agreeing to a committee amendment. 

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Wekiva Wild and Scenic River Designation Act: Senate passed S. 2352, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate the Wekiva River and its tributaries of Wekiwa Springs Run, Rock Springs Run, and Black Water Creek in the State of Florida as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. 

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Natchez Trace Parkway: Senate passed S. 2020, to adjust the boundary of the Natchez Trace Parkway, Mississippi. 

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Lackawanna Heritage Area: Senate passed H.R. 940, an act to designate the Lackawanna Heritage Valley American Heritage Area, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. 

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Subsequently, passage of H.R. 940 was vitiated. 

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Wheeling National Heritage Area: Senate passed S. 2247, to establish the Wheeling National Heritage Area in the State of West Virginia, after agreeing to committee amendments. 

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Subsequently, passage of S. 2247 was vitiated. 

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Stamp Out Breast Cancer Act: Senate passed S. 2386, to authorize the United States Postal Service to issue semipostals, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:

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Smith (of Oregon) (for Levin) Amendment No. 4029, in the nature of a substitute. 

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Enrollment Correction: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 133, to correct the enrollment of S. 1809.

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Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship Program: Senate passed S. 2998, to designate a fellowship program of the Peace Corps promoting the work of returning Peace Corps volunteers in undeserved American communities as the ``Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship Program''.

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Paiute Indian Tribe Water Rights: Senate passed H.R. 3291, to provide for the settlement of the water rights claims of the Shivwits Band of the D839Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, clearing the measure for the President. 

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Donald J. Mitchell Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic: Committee on Veterans Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1982, to name the Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic located at 125 Brookley Drive, Rome, New York, as the Donald J. Mitchell Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic, and the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for the President. 

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Helsinki Final Act Anniversary: Senate agreed to S.J. Res. 48, calling upon the President to issue a proclamation recognizing the 25th anniversary of the Helsinki Final Act. 

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Condemning Prejudice Against Asian/Pacific Island Individuals: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 53, condemning all prejudice against individuals of Asian and Pacific Island ancestry in the United States, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. 

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National Airborne Day: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 301, designating August 16, 2000, as ``National Airborne Day'', and the resolution was then agreed to. 

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National Relatives as Parents Day: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 212, to designate August 1, 2000, as ``National Relatives as Parents Day'', and the resolution was then agreed to. 

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Religious Tolerance: Senate agreed to S. Res. 133, supporting religious tolerance toward Muslims. 

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Foreign Personal Exemption Allowance: Committee on Finance was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 333, expressing the sense of the Senate that there should be parity among the countries that are parties to the North American Free Trade Agreement with respect to the personal exemption allowance for merchandise purchased abroad by returning residents, and the resolution was then agreed to. 

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Recognizing Achievements of 1951 University of San Francisco Dons Football Team: Senate agreed to S. Res. 346, recognizing the achievements of the 1951 University of San Francisco Dons football team and acknowledging the wrongful treatment endured by the team. 

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Swearing in of Senator Miller: Senator Zell Miller, of Georgia, was sworn in to fill the unexpired term, until the vacancy of that term, caused by the death of Senator Paul Coverdell, is filled by election as provided by law. 

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Intelligence Authorization: Senate began consideration of S. 2507, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2001 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System. 

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Earlier, Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to the consideration of the bill. 

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Energy/Water Development Appropriations: Senate began consideration of H.R. 4733, making appropriations for energy and water development for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001.

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

By a unanimous vote of 100 yeas (Vote No. 229), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, listed above. 

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Earlier, Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to the consideration of the bill. 

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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill on Tuesday, September 5, 2000.

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PNTR for China: Senate began consideration of H.R. 4444, to authorize extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to the People’s Republic of China, and to establish a framework for relations between the United States and the People’s Republic of China. 

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

By 86 yeas to 12 nays (Vote No. 231), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion 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 bill on Tuesday, September 5, 2000.

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Defense Appropriations Conference Report: By 91 yeas to 9 nays (Vote No. 230), Senate agreed to the conference report to H.R. 4576, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, clearing the measure for the President. 

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Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act: A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for consideration of S. 1796, to modify the enforcement of certain anti-terrorism judgments, and a substitute amendment to be proposed thereto, with a vote on final passage to occur thereon. 

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Long-Term Care Security Act: Senate agreed to the amendments of the House to the Senate amendments to H.R. 4040, to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for the establishment of a program under which long-term care insurance is made available to Federal employees, members of the uniformed services, and civilian and military retirees, D840provide for the correction of retirement coverage errors under chapters 83 and 84 of such title, clearing the measure for the President. 

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Treaty Approved: The following treaty having passed through its various parliamentary stages, up to and including the presentation of the resolution of ratification, upon division, two-thirds of the Senators present and having voted in the affirmative, the resolution of ratification was agreed to:

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Inter-American Convention Against Corruption (Treaty Doc. 105-39)

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

Extradition Treaty with Belize (Treaty Doc. No. 106-38); and

Treaty with Mexico on Delimitation of Continental Shelf (Treaty Doc. No. 106-39).

The treaties were 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 were ordered to be printed. 

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Nominations--Committee Agreement: Committee on Governmental Affairs requests that its deadlines for making determinations on certain nominations be extended to September 7, 2000 at which time the nominations shall be discharged from the Committee. 

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Nominations--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that all nominations received by the Senate during the 106th Congress, remain in status quo, notwithstanding the July 27, 2000, adjournment of the Senate, and the provisions of Rule XXXI, paragraph 6, of the Standing Rules of the Senate. 

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Authority to Make Appointments: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding the upcoming 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. 

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Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act--Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for consideration of S. 1608, to provide annual payments to the States and counties from National Forest System lands managed by the Forest Service, and the revested Oregon and California Railroad and reconveyed Coos Bay Wagon Road grant lands managed predominately by the Bureau of Land Management, for use by the counties in which the lands are situated for the benefit of the public schools, roads, emergency and other public purposes; to encourage and provide new mechanisms for cooperation between counties and the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management to make necessary investments in Federal lands, and reaffirm the positive connection between Federal Lands counties and Federal Lands, and certain amendments to be proposed thereto, with a vote on final passage of the bill, to occur on or before September 15, 2000.

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Messages from the President: Senate received the following messages from the President of the United States:

Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report on the progress towards achieving benchmarks in Bosnia; to the Committee on Armed Services. (PM-123)

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Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report on the National Institute of Building Sciences for fiscal year 1998; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM-124)

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Transmitting, pursuant to law, the report on the National Emergency with Respect to Libya; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM-125)

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Transmitting, pursuant to law, the report on the National Emergency with Respect to Terrorists Who Threatened to Disrupt the Middle East Peace Process; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM-126)

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Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:

2 Air Force nominations in the rank of general. 

4 Army nominations in the rank of general. 

14 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral. 

Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy. 

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Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

Jose Collado, of Florida, to be a Member of the Advisory Board for Cuba Broadcasting for a term expiring December 20, 2003. (Reappointment)

Jose Collado, of Florida, to be a Member of the Advisory Board for Cuba Broadcasting for a term expiring December 20, 2000.

James H. Atkins, of Arkansas, to be a Member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board for a term expiring September 25, 2004. (Reappointment)

Christine M. Arguello, of Colorado, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit. 

Paula M. Junghans, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Attorney General. 

Robert N. Shamansky, of Ohio, to be a Member of the National Security Education Board for a term of four years. (Reappointment)

Troy Hamilton Cribb, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce. 

David Stewart Cercone, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania. 

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Harry Peter Litman, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania. 

Routine lists in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy. 

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Messages From the President:

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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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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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Enrolled Bills Presented:

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Privileges of the Floor:

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Record Votes: Three record votes were taken today. (Total--231)

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Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m., and in accordance with the provisions of S. Con. Res. 132, adjourned at 9:53 p.m., until 12 noon, on Tuesday, September 5, 2000. (For Senate’s program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today’s Record on page S7953.) close

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