Measures Introduced: Five bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 3040-3044, S. Res. 356-357, and S.… read more
Measures Introduced: Five bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 3040-3044, S. Res. 356-357, and S. Con. Res. 135.
S. 3041, making appropriations for the government of the District of Columbia and other activities chargeable in whole or part against the revenues of said District for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001. (S. Rept. No. 106-409)
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, 2001, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 106-410)
H.R. 1102, to provide for pension reform, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 106-411)
Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act: Senate passed S. 1608, to provide stability and predictability to the annual payments made to States and counties containing National Forest System lands and public domain lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management for the benefit of public schools and roads and to enhance the health, diversity and productivity of federal lands, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto:
Craig/Wyden Amendment No. 4139, in the nature of a substitute.
Select Committee on Intelligence Documentary Production: Senate agreed to S. Res. 356, to authorize documentary production by the Select Committee on Intelligence.
Adrian A. Spears Judicial Training Center: Senate passed H.R. 1959, to designate the Federal building located at 643 East Durango Boulevard in San Antonio, Texas, as the ``Adrian A. Spears Judicial Training Center'', clearing the measure for the President.
Pamela B. Gwin Hall: Senate passed H.R. 1729, to designate the Federal facility located at 1301 Emmet Street in Charlottesville, Virginia, as the ``Pamela B. Gwin Hall'', clearing the measure for the President.
Kika de la Garza United States Border Station: Senate passed H.R. 1901, to designate the United States border station located in Pharr, Texas, as the ``Kika de la Garza United States Border Station'', clearing the measure for the President.
James H. Quillen United States Courthouse: Senate passed H.R. 4608, to designate the United States courthouse located at 220 West Depot Street in Greeneville, Tennessee, as the ``James H. Quillen United States Courthouse'', clearing the measure for the President.
Welcoming Prime Minister of India: Senate agreed to S. Res. 357, welcoming Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Prime Minister of India, upon his first official visit to the United States.
Enrollment Correction: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 394, directing the Secretary of the Senate to make technical corrections in the enrollment of S. 1374.
PNTR (Permanent Normal Trade Relations) for China: Senate continued 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, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
By 33 yeas to 62 nays (Vote No. 240), Byrd Amendment No. 4131, to improve the certainty of the implementation of import relief in cases of affirmative determinations by the International Trade Commission with respect to market disruption to domestic producers of like or directly competitive products.
Pages S8443-44, S8449
By 29 yeas to 66 nays (Vote No. 241), division 6 of Smith (of N.H.) Amendment No. 4129, to require that the Congressional-Executive Commission monitor the cooperation of the People’s Republic of China with respect to POW/MIA issues, improvement in the areas of forced abortions, slave labor, and organ harvesting.
Pages S8443, S8445-49
Thompson Amendment No. 4132, to provide for the application of certain measures to covered countries in response to the contribution to the design, production, development, or acquisition of nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons or ballistic or cruise missiles. (By 65 yeas to 32 nays (Vote No. 242), Senate tabled the amendment.)
Pages S8443, S8450-68
By 43 yeas to 53 nays (Vote No. 243), Helms Amendment No. 4128, to express the sense of Congress regarding forced abortions in the People’s Republic of China.
Pages S8469-71, S8472-76, S8490-91
By 23 yeas to 73 nays (Vote No. 244), Helms Amendment No. 4123, to require the Secretary of Commerce to consult with leaders of American businesses to encourage them to adopt a code of conduct for doing business in the People’s Republic of China.
Pages S8471-72, S8476-84, S8491
By 18 yeas to 78 nays (Vote No. 245), Feingold Amendment No. 4138, to make technical changes relating to the recommendations of the Congressional-Executive Commission on the People’s Republic of China.
Pages S8484-87, S8491-92
By 22 yeas to 74 nays (Vote No. 246), Wellstone Amendment No. 4120, to require that the President certify to Congress that the People’s Republic of China has responded to inquiries regarding certain people who have been detained or imprisoned and has made substantial progress in releasing from prison people incarcerated for organizing independent trade unions.
Pages S8443, S8487-90, S8492
Wellstone Amendment No. 4118, to require that the President certify to Congress that the People’s Republic of China has taken certain actions with respect to ensuring human rights protection.
Wellstone Amendment No. 4121, to strengthen the rights of workers to associate, organize and strike.
Smith (of N.H.) Amendment No. 4129, to require that the Congressional-Executive Commission monitor the cooperation of the People’s Republic of China with respect to POW/MIA issues, improvement in the areas of forced abortions, slave labor, and organ harvesting (divisions 1 through 5).
Hollings Amendment No. 4134, to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to require corporations to disclose foreign investment-related information in 10-K reports.
Hollings Amendment No. 4135, to authorize and request the President to report to the Congress annually beginning in January, 2001, on the balance of trade with China for cereals (wheat, corn, and rice) and soybeans, and to direct the President to eliminate any deficit.
Hollings Amendment No. 4136, to authorize and request the President to report to the Congress annually, beginning in January, 2001, on the balance of trade with China for advanced technology products, and direct the President to eliminate any deficit.
Hollings Amendment No. 4137, to condition eligibility for risk insurance provided by the Export-Import Bank or the Overseas Private Investment Corporation on certain certifications.
A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for all remaining first degree amendments be limited to no more than one hour, to be equally divided in the usual form, and that no second degree amendments be in order. Further, that following disposition of these amendments and general debate on the bill, the bill be advanced to third reading and passage occur.
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill and pending amendments on Thursday, September 14, 2000.
Escort Committee--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the President pro tempore of the Senate be authorized to appoint a committee on the part of the Senate to join with a like committee on the part of the House of Representatives to escort the Prime Minister of India into the House Chamber for the joint meeting on Thursday, September 14, 2000.
Removal of Injunction of Secrecy: The injunction of secrecy was removed from the following treaty:
Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel and Radioactive Waste Management (Treaty Doc. No. 106-48).
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.
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
Richard W. Anderson, of Montana, to be United States District Judge for the District of Montana vice Charles C. Lovell, retired.
78 Army nominations in the rank of general.
Routine lists in the Marine Corps, Navy.
Messages From the House:
Measures Placed on Calendar:
Measures Read First Time:
Statements on Introduced Bills:
Authority for Committees:
Record Votes: Seven record votes were taken today. (Total--246)
Pages S8449, S8468, S8490-92
Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m., and adjourned at 8:25 p.m., until 11 a.m., on Thursday, September 14, 2000. (For Senate’s program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today’s Record on page S8528.) close
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