Measures Introduced: Four bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 3157-3160, and S. Res. 366. Page S9861 Special… read more
Measures Introduced: Four bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 3157-3160, and S. Res. 366.
Special Report entitled ``Further Revised Allocation to Subcommittees of Budget Totals for Fiscal Year 2001''. (S. Rept. No. 106-483)
S. 1109, to conserve global bear populations by prohibiting the importation, exportation, and interstate trade of bear viscera and items, products, or substances containing, or labeled or advertised as containing, bear viscera. (S. Rept. No. 106-484)
S. 2417, to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to increase funding for State nonpoint source pollution control programs, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 106-485)
S. 1697, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to refund certain collections received pursuant to the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 106-486)
S. 1756, to enhance the ability of the National Laboratories to meet Department of Energy missions and for other purposes, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 106-487)
S. 2163, to provide for a study of the engineering feasibility of a water exchange in lieu of electrification of the Chandler Pumping Plant at Prosser Diversion Dam, Washington, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 106-488)
S. 2882, to authorize Bureau of Reclamation to conduct certain feasibility studies to augment water supplies for the Klamath Project, Oregon and California, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 106-489)
Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act: Senate passed H.R. 4386, to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide medical assistance for certain women screened and found to have breast or cervical cancer under a federally funded screening program, to amend the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to surveillance and information concerning the relationship between cervical cancer and the human papillomavirus (HPV), after striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the text of S. 662 (Senate companion measure), and after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Subsequently, S. 662 was placed back on the Senate calendar.
Education for All Handicapped Children Act: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 399, recognizing the 25th anniversary of the enactment of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975.
William H. Natcher Bridge: Senate passed H.R. 1162, to designate the bridge on United States Route 231 that crosses the Ohio River between Maceo, Kentucky, and Rockport, Indiana, as the ``William H. Natcher Bridge'', clearing the measure for the President.
J. Smith Henley Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse: Senate passed H.R. 1605, to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 402 North Walnut Street in Harrison, Arkansas, as the ``J. Smith Henley Federal Building and United States Courthouse'', clearing the measure for the President.
Carl Elliott Federal Building: Senate passed H.R. 4806, to designate the Federal building located at 1710 Alabama Avenue in Jasper, Alabama, as the ``Carl Elliott Federal Building'', clearing the measure for the President.
Owen B. Pickett U.S. Customhouse: Senate passed H.R. 5284, to designate the United States customhouse located at 101 East Main Street in Norfolk, Virginia, as the ``Owen B. Pickett United States Customhouse'', clearing the measure for the President.
Red River National Wildlife Refuge Act: Senate passed H.R. 4318, to establish the Red River National Wildlife Refuge, clearing the measure for the President.
Personnel Flexibility: Committee on Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4642, to make certain personnel flexibilities available with respect to the General Accounting Office, and the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for the President.
Famine Prevention and Freedom from Hunger Improvement Act: Senate passed H.R. 4002, to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to revise and improve provisions relating to famine prevention and freedom from hunger, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto:
Fitzgerald (for Hagel) Amendment No. 4289, to include in the statement of policies that there is a need to responsibly manage the world’s agricultural, as well as, natural resources for sustained productivity, health and resilience to climate variability.
Interior Appropriations--Conference Report: Senate continued consideration of the conference report on 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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A motion was entered to close further debate on the conference report and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on the cloture motion could occur on Friday, October 6, 2000.
Senate will continue consideration of the conference report on Thursday, October 5, 2000.
Continuing Appropriations: Senate began consideration of H.J. Res. 110, making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2001.
A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the resolution on Thursday, October 5, 2000, with a vote on final passage to occur at 10 a.m.
Social Security Advisory Board: The Chair, on behalf of the President pro tempore, and in consultation with the Chairman and the Ranking Minority Member of the Finance Committee, pursuant to Public Law 103-296, appointed David Podoff, of Maryland, as a member of the Social Security Advisory Board, vice Lori L. Hansen.
Sequential Referral--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that when the Committee on Indian Affairs reports S. 2917, to settle the land claims of the Pueblo of Santa Domingo, the bill be referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources for a period not to exceed 7 days.
Executive Reports of Committees: Senate received the following executive reports of a committee:
Report to accompany Bilateral Investment Treaties with Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bolivia, Croatia, El Salvador, Honduras, Jordan, Lithuania, Mozambique, Uzbekistan, and a Protocol Amending the Bilateral Investment Treaty with Panama (Treaty Docs. 106-47, 106-25, 106-26, 106-29, 106-28, 106-27, 106-30, 106-42, 106-31, 104-25, and 106-46) (Exec. Rept. No. 106-23)
Report to accompany Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties with Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Nigeria, Romania, South Africa, Ukraine, and the Inter-American Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters with Related Protocol (Treaty Docs. 106-35, 106-19, 106-17, 106-18, 102-26, 106-20, 106-36, 106-16, and 105-25) (Exec. Rept. No. 106-24)
Report to accompany United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Drought, Particularly in Africa, with Annexes (Treaty Doc. 104-29) (Exec. Rept. No. 106-25)
Report to accompany Extradition Treaties with Belize, Paraguay, South Africa and Sri Lanka (Treaty Docs. 106-38, 106-4, 106-24, and 106-34) (Exec. Rept. No. 106-26)
Messages From the House:
Executive Reports of Committees:
Statements on Introduced Bills:
Text of S. 2412, as Previously Passed:
Recess: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m., and recessed at 8:25 p.m., until 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, October 5, 2000. (For Senate’s program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today’s Record on page S9869.) close
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