House Session

Bills Introduced: 27 public bills, H.R. 1259-1285; 1 private bill, H.R. 1286; and 3 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 89 and H.… read more

Bills Introduced: 27 public bills, H.R. 1259-1285; 1 private bill, H.R. 1286; and 3 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 89 and H. Res. 105-106, were introduced. 

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Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H. Res. 104, providing for consideration of H.R. 6, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce the marriage penalty by providing for adjustments to the standard deduction, 15-percent rate bracket, and earned income credit and to allow the nonrefundable personal credits against regular and minimum tax liability (H. Rept. 107-31).

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The House convened, starting a new legislative day. 

The Speaker designated the Honorable Ray LaHood to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 

Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Daniel Coughlin.

The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved. 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Goss to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. 

ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The Chair announced that one minute speeches will occur at the end of the legislative day.

Considered as privileged matter. 

DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 100.

The previous question was ordered without objection.

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. 

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 282 - 130 (Roll no. 65).

H. Res. 100:

providing for consideration of the concurrent resolution ( H. Con. Res. 83) establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2002, revising the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2001, and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for each of fiscal years 2003 through 2011

ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. Nussle asked unanimous consent, that during consideration of H. Con. Res. 83 pursuant to H. Res. 100; the further amendment that he had placed at he desk be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole, and that said amendment be considered as read for the purpose of the pending request. Agreed to without objection.

Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 100.

Rule provides for consideration of H. Con. Res. 83 with 40 minutes of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. 

House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 100 and Rule XXIII. 

The Speaker designated the Honorable Steven C. LaTourette to act as Chairman of the Committee.

Amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by the Committee on Budget. 

An amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order as original text, and considered as adopted pursuant to H. Res. 100.

On agreeing to the The Budget amendment Agreed to without objection. 

GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with forty minutes of additional general debate on H. Con. Res. 83.

Amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Kucinich. 

An amendment to provide for investments in education, including new schoo construction grants and full funding for Head Start; funding for Medicare prescription drug benefit; funding for election reform; and funding for affordable housing construction. The amendment also provides for a 20% reduction in the defense budget; eliminates the deductibility of excessive CEO compensation and of tobacco advertising and marketing; reduces OPIC and the advanced Technology Program; and divides projected non-Social Security and non-Medicare surpluses into thirds (ie. additional debt reduction; tax relief; and investment.)

DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 100, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 40 minutes of debate on the Kucinich amendment in the nature of a substitute.

On agreeing to the Kucinich amendment Failed by recorded vote: 79 - 343 (Roll no. 66).

Amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Stenholm. 

An amendment to reserve half of the on-budget surplus over the next 5 years ($370 billion) for debt reduction and strengthening Social Security and Medicare; devote one quarter of the on-budget surplus to tax cuts retroactive to 2001, and for a net tax cut of $180 billion from 2001-2006. The amendment also saves 100% of the Social Security and Medicare trust fund surpluses for future retirees and prohibits those surpluses from being used for any other purpose. In addition, the amendment provides for an immediate tax cut of $23 billion in FY 2001; allocates 25% of the on-budget surplus over the next 5 years for investments in priorities identified by the President with bipartisan support in Congress; enforces discretionary spending levels; provides $92 billion for prescription drug coverage; provides a total of $57 billion for mandatory agriculture spending; and finally, increases spending by $20 billion in budget authority and $25 billion in outlays, with an increase of $23.5 billion for education. 

DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 100, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 40 minutes of debate on the Stenholm amendment in the nature of a substitute.

On agreeing to the Stenholm amendment Failed by recorded vote: 204 - 221 (Roll no. 67).

Amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Flake. 

An amendment to provide $2.2 trillion in tax relief between 2002 and 2011 and an additional $93 billion in tax relief for the current fiscal year; to set defense spending at $350 billion in FY 2002; to spend $6.7 billion less in FY 2002 on discretionary programs than proposed by the Committee and $150 billion less over 10 years for discretionary programs. The amendment also locks away 100% of the Social Security and Medicare surpluses; requires that any prescription drug benefit be a part of an overall Medicare reform package that does not weaken the long-term solvency of the system by increased baseline spending; provides specific protection for Social Security reform legislation; ensures that the impact of a proposed tax measure on the economy and federal revenues is taken into account and ensures that “triggers” are not added to any tax measure. 

DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 100, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 40 minutes of debate on the Flake amendment in the nature of a substitute.

On agreeing to the Flake amendment Failed by recorded vote: 81 - 341 (Roll no. 68).

Amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Spratt. 

An amendment to extend the solvency of both the Medicare and Social Security programs and calls for giving the Medicare HI surplus the same off-budget status as the Social Security surplus and provides that Social Security and Medicare funds shall be used exclusively to fund benefits promised in current law. The amendment also divides the non-Social Security, non-Medicare surplus into thirds with one-third for tax relief costing $910 billion, one third for more debt reduction and new resources for Medicare and Social Security. 

DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 100, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 50 minutes of debate on the Spratt amendment in the nature of a substitute.

On agreeing to the Spratt amendment Failed by recorded vote: 183 - 243 (Roll no. 69).

GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of general debate on H. Con. Res. 83.

The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H. Con. Res. 83.

The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 222 - 205 (Roll no. 70).

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

H. Con. Res. 83:

establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2002, revising the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2001, and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for each of fiscal years 2003 through 2011

Mr. Dreier filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 104.

Mexico-United States Interparliamentary Group - the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the Mexico-United States Interparliamentary Group: Mr. Kolbe, Chairman

SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

Mr. McInnis moved that the House do now adjourn. 

The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on March 29, 2001.

On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote. close

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