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The House convened, starting a new legislative day. 

Today’s prayer was offered by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of all Armenians. 

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

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

The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 40 and S. Con. Res. 41.

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ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches. 

--------- GENERAL DEBATE ON NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ---

Considered as unfinished business. 

The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration. 

Amendment offered by Mr. Hoekstra. 

An amendment numbered 10 printed in House Report 107-69 to increase the 50% transferability cap for local educational agencies to 75% upon approval from the state. 

DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 143, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Hoekstra amendment. 

POSTPONED VOTE - At the conclusion of debate on the Hoekstra amendment, the Chair put the question on the adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Hoekstra demanded a recorded vote and made a point of no quorum. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 143, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment and the point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn. 

Amendment offered by Mrs. Meek (FL).

An amendment numbered 11 printed in House Report 107-69 to amend the Osborne Mentoring Program so that both adults and qualified, trained and motivated high school students can be mentors. 

DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 143, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Meek (FL) amendment. 

On agreeing to the Meek (FL) amendment Agreed to by voice vote. 

Amendment offered by Mr. Rogers (MI).

An amendment numbered 12 printed in House Report 107-69 to authorize the Secretary of Education to work with state administrators to promote and advocate the use and establishment of state-sponsored college savings plans during a student’s elementary years. 

DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 143, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rogers (MI) amendment. 

On agreeing to the Rogers (MI) amendment Agreed to by voice vote. 

Amendment offered by Mr. Norwood. 

An amendment numbered 13 printed in House Report 107-69 to authorize school personnel to discipline a student with a disability who has a weapon; knowingly possesses or uses illegal drugs or sells or solicits the sale of a controlled substance; or commits aggravated assault or battery at a school in the same manner as they would discipline a non-disabled student who has commited the same offense, including suspension or expulsion. A disabled child who is disciplined under this amendment would be able to assert a defense that the possession of a weapon, or possession or use of illegal drugs, or sale or solicitation of a controlled substance, was unintentional or innocent. 

DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 143, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Norwood amendment. 

POSTPONED VOTE - At the conclusion of debate on the Norwood amendment, the Chair put the question on the adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Norwood demanded a recorded vote and made a point of no quorum. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 143, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment and the point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn. 

Amendment offered by Mr. Tiahrt. 

An amendment numbered 14 printed in House Report 106-69 to insert the so-called “Parental Freedom of Information” text into the bill which guarantees parents the right to access the curriculum to which their children are exposed. In addition, the amendment requires informed written consent prior to any student being required to undergo non-emergency medical, psychological or psychiatric examination, testing or treatment while at school. The amendment further clarifies that no student should be required to take any survey, analysis or evaluation that reveals personal information or seeks responses on material inappropriate for children. 

DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 143, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Tiahrt amendment. 

On agreeing to the Tiahrt amendment Agreed to by voice vote. 

Amendment offered by Mr. Armey. 

An amendment numbered 15 printed in House Report 107-69 to authorize private school choice for students who have attended low performing schools for 3 years; private school choice as a local use of funds under the Innovative education grants under subpart 1 of part A of Title IV; and private school choice for students attending unsafe schools or for students who have been victims of crime. 

DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 143, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 40 minutes of debate on the Armey amendment. 

POSTPONED VOTE - At the conclusion of debate on the Armey amendment, the Chair put the question on the adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Miller (CA) demanded a recorded vote and made a point of no quorum. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 143, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment and the point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn. 

Amendment offered by Mr. Armey. 

An amendment numbered 16 printed in House Report 107-69 to authorize up to 5 school choice research demonstration projects involving public and private schools to demonstrate the effectiveness of school choice in improving the academic achievement of disadvantaged students. 

DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 143, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Armey amendment. 

POSTPONED VOTE - At the conclusion of debate on the Armey amendment, the Chair put the question on the adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Miller (CA) demanded a recorded vote and made a point of no quorum. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 143, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment and the point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn. 

Amendment offered by Mr. Akin. 

An amendment numbered 17 printed in House Report 107-69 to add that the testing required in Section 1111(b)(4) be a test of objective knowledge, based on measurable, verifiable and widely accepted professional testing and assessment standards, and shall not assess the personal opinions, attitudes, or beliefs of the student being tested. 

DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 143, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Akin amendment. 

On agreeing to the Akin amendment Agreed to by voice vote. 

Amendment offered by Mr. Stearns. 

An amendment numbered 18 printed in House Report 107-69 to require that state educational agencies make known, in the form of a report to the Department of Education, those schools that are in the process of school improvement and indicate the specific category of status: school improvement, corrective action or reconstruction. 

DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 143, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Stearns amendment. 

VOTE POSTPONED - At the conclusion of debate on the Stearns amendment, the Chair put the question on the adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Stearns demanded a recorded vote and made a point of no quorum. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 143, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment and the point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn. 

Amendment offered by Mr. Traficant. 

An amendment numbered 19 printed in House Report 107-69 to add Buy American provisions to the bill. 

DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 143, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Traficant amendment. 

POSTPONED VOTE - At the conclusion of debate on the Traficant amendment, the Chair put the question on the adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Traficant demanded a recorded vote and made a point of no quorum. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 143, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment and the point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn. 

PROCEEDINGS ON AMENDMENTS RESUMED - The Chair announced that proceedings would now resume on the question of adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed. 

On agreeing to the Armey amendment Failed by recorded vote: 155 - 273 (Roll no. 135).

On agreeing to the Armey amendment Failed by recorded vote: 186 - 241 (Roll no. 136).

On agreeing to the Hoekstra amendment Failed by recorded vote: 191 - 236 (Roll no. 137).

On agreeing to the Norwood amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 246 - 181 (Roll no. 138).

On agreeing to the Stearns amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 361 - 67 (Roll no. 139).

On agreeing to the Traficant amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 415 - 9 (Roll no. 140).

Amendment offered by Mr. Brady (TX).

An amendment numbered 20 printed in House Report 107-69 to ensure that teachers have the power to maintain order and discipline in the classroom and discourages frivolous, harassing lawsuits against educators and school districts that take reasonable actions to maintain order and discipline. 

DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 143, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Brady (TX) amendment. 

POSTPONED VOTE - At the conclusion of debate on the Brady (TX) amendment, the Chair put the question on the adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Kildee demanded a recorded vote and made a point of no quorum. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 143, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment and the point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn. 

Amendment offered by Mrs. Mink. 

An amendment numbered 21 printed in House Report 107-69 to require mentoring for teachers with 3 years or less experience in low performing schools. 

DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 143, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Mink amendment. 

On agreeing to the Mink amendment Agreed to by voice vote. 

Amendment offered by Mr. Wamp. 

An amendment numbered 22 printed in House Report 107-69 increases the authorization for character education from $25 million to $50 million for fiscal year 2002 and such sums as may be necessary for each of fiscal years 2003 through 2006.

DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 143, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Wamp amendment. 

On agreeing to the Wamp amendment Agreed to by voice vote. 

Amendment offered by Mr. Hilleary. 

An amendment numbered 24 printed in House Report 107-69 prohibits the use of federal funds by any state or local educational agency or school that discriminates against the Boy Scouts of America in providing equal access to school premises or facilities. 

DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 143, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hilleary amendment. 

On agreeing to the Hilleary amendment Agreed to by voice vote. 

Amendment offered by Ms. Velazquez. 

An amendment numbered 25 printed in House Report 107-69 amends Title V to make it easier for entities in disadvantaged communities to successfully apply for 21st century community learning grants in states that exercise the option to require a match by allowing them to meet the matching requirement with in-kind contributions. 

DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 143, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Velazquez amendment. 

On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment Agreed to by voice vote. 

Amendment offered by Mr. Kirk. 

An amendment numbered 26 printed in House Report 107-69 expresses the sense of Congress that Sections 8002 (FederalProperty) and 8003 (Federally Connected Children) of the Impact Aid Program should be fully funded. 

DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions in H. Res. 143, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kirk amendment. 

POSTPONED VOTE - At the conclusion of debate on the Kirk (IL) amendment, the Chair put the question on the adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Kirk demanded a recorded vote and made a point of no quorum. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 143, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment and the point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn. 

Amendment offered by Mr. Hoeffel. 

An amendment numbered 27 printed in House Report 107-69 clarifies that localities can spend Title V, Part B funding to provide leave time to teachers so they can attend technology training classes. 

DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 143, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hoeffel amendment. 

On agreeing to the Hoeffel amendment Agreed to by voice vote. 

Amendment offered by Mr. Cox. 

An amendment numbered 28 printed in House Report 107-69 provides that the total funding increases in the bill in the first year will not exceed an 11.5% increase over fiscal year 2001. Authorizes further increases in aggregate funding of 14% (representing 3.5% annually) for all subsequent years. 

DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 143, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Cox amendment. 

POSTPONED VOTE - At the conclusion of debate on the Cox (CA) amendment, the Chair put the question on the adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. George Miller of (CA) demanded a recorded vote and made a point of no quorum. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 143, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment and the point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn. 

On agreeing to the Brady (TX) amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 239 - 189 (Roll no. 141).

On agreeing to the Kirk amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 425 - 3 (Roll no. 142).

On agreeing to the Cox amendment Failed by recorded vote: 101 - 326 (Roll no. 143).

The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. 

The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. 

H.R. 1:

to close the achievement gap with accountability, flexibility, and choice, so that no child is left behind

The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed H.R. 1836 amended and requested a conference. 

Mr. Owens moved to recommit with instructions to Education and Labor. 

DEBATE - The House is debating the motion to recommit offered by Mr. Owens of NY. 

The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. 

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 207 - 223 (Roll no. 144).

DEBATE - Mr. Boehner of (OH) asked unanimous consent that he and Mr. George Miller of (CA) be given 10 minutes equally divided for closing remarks on H.R. 1.

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 384 - 45 (Roll no. 145).

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

The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 1.

H.R. 1:

to close the achievement gap with accountability, flexibility, and choice, so that no child is left behind

--- GENERAL DEBATE ON ECONOMIC GROWTH AND TAX RELIEF RECONCILIATION ---

Mr. Thomas asked unanimous consent that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference. 

RESERVATION OF OBJECTION - Mr. McDermott reserved the right to object and under his reservation proceeded with remarks and also yielded time. 

UNANIMOUS CONSENT WITHDRAWN - Mr. Thomas withdrew his unanimous consent request. 

Mr. Thomas moved that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference. 

DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the motion. 

The previous question was ordered without objection. 

On motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference Agreed to by voice vote.

Mr. Stark moved that the House instruct conferees. 

DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the motion to instruct conferees. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the production of a conference report in which the revenue losses and associated debt service costs do not grow as a percentage of gross domestic product on either a long or short term basis and provides conditions as an outline for same. 

The previous question was ordered without objection. 

On motion that the House instruct conferees Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 198 - 210 (Roll no. 146).

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

The Speaker appointed conferees: Thomas, Armey, and Rangel. 

H.R. 1836:

to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 104 of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2002

Mr. Reynolds filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 147.

Considered by unanimous consent. 

Mr. Cantor asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider. 

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection. 

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

H. Con. Res. 139:

welcoming His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, on his visit to the United States and commemorating the 1700th anniversary of the acceptance of Christianity in Armenia

Mr. Wicker requested the following general leaves to address the House on May 24: Mr. Schaffer for 5 min and Mr. Horn for 5 min. 

--- SPECIAL ORDERS ---

SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches. At the conclusion of Special Order speeches the House will stand adjourned until 10 a.m. Thursday, May 24, 2001. close

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

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