Senate Session

Measures Introduced: Nine bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 3243-3251, and S. Con. Res. 156. br/ Page… read more

Measures Introduced: Nine bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 3243-3251, and S. Con. Res. 156.

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S. 876, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require that the broadcast of violent video programming be limited to hours when children are not reasonably likely to comprise a substantial portion of the audience, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 106-509)

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Cardiac Arrest Survival Act: Senate passed H.R. 2498, to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for recommendations of the Secretary of Health and Human Services regarding the placement of automatic external defibrillators in Federal buildings in order to improve survival rates of individuals who experience cardiac arrest in such buildings, and to establish protections from civil liability arising from the emergency use of the devices, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:

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Jeffords (for Frist) Amendment No. 4344, in the nature of a substitute. 

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Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act: Senate passed H.R. 5178, to require changes in the bloodborne pathogens standard in effect under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, clearing the measure for the President. 

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Older Americans Act Authorization: By a unanimous vote of 94 yeas (Vote No. 285), Senate passed H.R. 782, to amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to extend authorizations of appropriations for programs under the Act, to modernize programs and services for older individuals, after taking action on the following amendment proposed thereto:

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Rejected:

By 25 yeas to 69 nays (Vote No. 284), Gregg Amendment No. 4343, to amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to extend authorizations of appropriations for programs under the Act, and to modernize programs and services for older individuals. 

Pages S11035-41, S11055-64, S11088-95

Continuing Resolution: By 94 yeas to 1 nay (Vote No. 287), Senate passed H.J. Res. 116, making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2001, clearing the measure for the President. 

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Los Angeles Unified School District Authority Extension: Senate passed H.R. 5083, to extend the authority of the Los Angeles Unified School District to use certain park lands in the city of South Gate, California, which were acquired with amounts provided from the land and water conservation fund, for elementary school purposes, clearing the measure for the President. 

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Black Patriots Foundation Legislative Authority Extension: Senate passed H.R. 4957, to amend the D1133Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 to extend the legislative authority for the Black Patriots Foundation to establish a commemorative work, clearing the measure for the President. 

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Frederick Douglass Memorial: Senate passed H.R. 5331, to authorize the Frederick Douglass Gardens, Inc., to establish a memorial and gardens on Department of the Interior lands in the District of Columbia or its environs in honor and commemoration of Frederick Douglass, clearing the measure for the President. 

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U.S. Park Police Medical Expenses: Senate passed H.R. 4404, to permit the payment of medical expenses incurred by the United States Park Police in the performance of duty to be made directly by the National Park Service, to allow for waiver and indemnification in mutual law enforcement agreements between the National Park Service and a State or political subdivision when required by State law, clearing the measure for the President. 

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Grants To Find Missing Adults (Kristen’s Act): Senate passed H.R. 2780, to authorize the Attorney General to provide grants for organizations to find missing adults, clearing the measure for the President. 

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Freedmen’s Bureau Records Preservation Act: Senate passed H.R. 5157, to amend title 44, United States Code, to ensure preservation of the records of the Freedmen’s Bureau, clearing the measure for the President. 

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Paul Coverdell National Forensic Sciences Improvement Act: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. 3045, to improve the quality, timeliness, and credibility of forensic science services for criminal justice purposes, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:

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Brownback (for Sessions) Amendment No. 4345, in the nature of a substitute. 

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Birmingham Pledge Fostering of Racial Harmony and Reconciliation: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of H.J. Res. 102, recognizing that the Birmingham Pledge has made a significant contribution in fostering racial harmony and reconciliation in the United States and around the world, and the resolution was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendments proposed thereto:

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Brownback (for Sessions) Amendment No. 4346, in the nature of a substitute. 

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Brownback (for Sessions) Amendment No. 4347, to amend the preamble. 

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Enrollment Correction: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 156, to make a correction in the enrollment of the bill S. 1474, a bill providing conveyance of the Palmetto Bend project to the State of Texas. 

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Public Health Service Act Amendment: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was discharged from further consideration of S. 1880, to amend the Public Health Service Act to improve the health of minority individuals, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:

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Brownback (for Frist) Amendment No. 4349, in the nature of a substitute. 

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American Museum of Science and Energy: Senate passed H.R. 4940, to designate the museum operated by the Secretary of Energy in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, as the ``American Museum of Science and Energy'', after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:

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Brownback (for Murkowski) Amendment No. 4348, in the nature of a substitute. 

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National Energy Security Act: Senate withdrew a motion to proceed to consideration of S. 2557, to protect the energy security of the United States and decrease America’s dependency on foreign oil sources to 50 percent by the Year 2010 by enhancing the use of renewable energy resources, conserving energy resources, improving energy efficiencies, and increasing domestic energy supplies, mitigating the effect of increases in energy prices on the American consumer, including the poor and the elderly. 

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Subsequently, Senate began consideration of a motion to proceed to consideration of the bill. 

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Small Business Tax Act Conference Report: Senate began consideration of the conference report on H.R. 2614, to amend the Small Business Investment Act to make improvements to the certified development company program. 

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

By 55 yeas to 40 nays (Vote No. 286), Senate agreed to a motion to proceed to consideration of the conference report. 

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Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act: Senate concurred in the amendment of the House to the Senate amendment to H.R. 4868, to amend the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to modify temporarily certain rates of duty, to make other technical amendments to the trade laws, clearing the measure for the President. 

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Military and Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act: Senate concurred in the amendments of the House to S. 768, to establish court-martial jurisdiction over civilians serving with the Armed Forces during contingency operations, and to establish Federal jurisdiction over crimes committed outside the United States by former members of the Armed Forces and civilians accompanying the Armed Forces outside the United States, clearing the measure for the President. 

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Messages From the President: Senate received the following message from the President of the United States:

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Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report on the national emergency with respect to significant narcotics traffickers centered in Colombia; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM-136)

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Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:

Alan Craig Kessler, of Pennsylvania, to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service for a term expiring December 8, 2008.

Amy L. Comstock, of Maryland, to be Director of the Office of Government Ethics for a term of five years. 

Carol Waller Pope, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority for a term expiring July 1, 2004.

Mark L. Schneider, of California, to be Director of the Peace Corps. 

Norman J. Pattiz, of California, to be a Member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for a term expiring August 13, 2001.

John Ramsey Johnson, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of fifteen years. 

Marc B. Nathanson, of California, to be a Member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for a term expiring August 13, 2001. (Reappointment)

Marc B. Nathanson, of California, to be Chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. (New Position)

Don Harrell, of New York, to be a Member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board for a term expiring September 25, 2002.

Gerald Fisher, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of fifteen years. 

George A. Omas, of Mississippi, to be a Commissioner of the Postal Rate Commission for a term expiring October 14, 2006. (Reappointment)

Edward E. Kaufman, of Delaware, to be a Member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for a term expiring August 13, 2003. (Reappointment)

Alberto J. Mora, of Florida, to be a Member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for a term expiring August 13, 2003. (Reappointment)

Thomas A. Fink, of Alaska, to be a Member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board for a term expiring October 11, 2003. (Reappointment)

Tom C. Korologos, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for a term expiring August 13, 2001. (Reappointment)

Robert M. Ledbetter, Jr. of Mississippi, to be a Member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for a term expiring August 13, 2003.

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Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

Isaac C. Hunt, Jr., of Ohio, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission for the term expiring June 5, 2005. (Reappointment)

Gerald S. Segal, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the National Council on Disability for a term expiring September 17, 2003.

S. Elizabeth Gibson, of North Carolina, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit. 

1 Army nomination in the rank of general. 

Routine list in the Army. 

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Nominations Withdrawn: Senate received notification of the withdrawal of the following nominations:

Marc Lincoln Marks, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission for a term of six years expiring August 30, 2006. (Reappointment), which was sent to the Senate on June 8, 2000.

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Messages From the President:

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Messages From the House:

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Communications:

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Statements on Introduced Bills:

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Additional Cosponsors:

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Amendments Submitted:

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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: Four record votes were taken today. (Total--287)

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Recess: Senate convened at 9:32 a.m., and recessed at 9:53 p.m., until 9:30 a.m., on Friday, October 27, 2000. (For Senate’s program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today’s Record on page S11083.) close

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

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