House Session

The House convened, starting a new legislative day. 
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The House convened, starting a new legislative day. 

The Speaker designated the Honorable E. Clay Shaw Jr. to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 

Today’s prayer was offered by Bishop Michael Tyrone Cushman, General Overseer, National Association of the Church of God. 

POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS AN APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL - The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day’s proceedings and had approved it. Mr. McNulty of New York demanded that the Chair put the question on agreeing to the approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McNulty objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of agreeing to approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn. 

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

On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 368 - 49, 1 Present (Roll no. 195).

The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until the conclusion of general debate on all suspensions. 

Mrs. Davis, Jo Ann moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. 

Considered under suspension of the rules. 

DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 172.

At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed. 

H. Res. 172:

honoring John J. Downing, Brian Fahey, and Harry Ford, who lost their lives in the course of duty as firefighters

Mrs. Morella moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. 

Considered under suspension of the rules. 

DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2133.

At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed. 

H.R. 2133:

to establish a commission for the purpose of encouraging and providing for the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education

Considered as privileged matter. 

DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 180.

The previous question was ordered without objection. 

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 425 - 1 (Roll no. 196).

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

H. Res. 180:

providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 2311) making appropriations for energy and water development for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002, and for other purposes

Considered as unfinished business. 

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

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 424 - 0 (Roll no. 197).

H. Res. 172:

honoring John J. Downing, Brian Fahey, and Harry Ford, who lost their lives in the course of duty as firefighters

Considered as unfinished business. 

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 414 - 2 (Roll no. 198).

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

H.R. 2133:

to establish a commission for the purpose of encouraging and providing for the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education

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

Mr. Bonilla filed a report from the Committee on Appropriations on H.R. 2330.

Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 180.

Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2311 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. The amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole. Measure will be read by paragraph. Bill is open to amendments. 

House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 180 and Rule XXIII. 

The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael K. Simpson to act as Chairman of the Committee. 

Amendment reported by the House Committee on Rules. 

An amendment considered as adopted pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 180. The amendment strikes section 103 which directs the Secretary of the Army to include an alternatives analysis of a multipurpose Auburn Dam as a part of the Sacramento District’s current American River watershed long-term study. 

On agreeing to the Rules amendment Agreed to without objection. 

GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2311.

Amendment offered by Mr. Tancredo. 

DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Tancredo amendment under the five-minute rule. 

PROCEEDINGS POSTPONED - At the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the amendment by voice vote and announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Tancredo objected to the voice vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment. 

Amendment offered by Mr. Tancredo. 

An amendment numbered 4 printed in the Congressional Record to strike section 105 from the bill. Section 105 directs the Secretary of the Army to proceed with shore protection projects funded in the bill which have Project Cooperation Agreements in place in accordance with the cost sharing specified in the Project Cooperation Agreement. 

DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Tancredo amendment under the five-minute rule. 

DEBATE LIMITATION - Mr. Callahan asked unanimous consent that all further debate on the Tancredo amendment and all amendments thereto, be limited to not to exceed 20 minutes, equally divided and controlled. Agreed to without objection. 

VOTE POSTPONED - At the conclusion of debate on the Tancredo amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Tancredo demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day. 

Amendment offered by Mr. Hinchey. 

An amendment to increase the account for Department of Energy--Energy Programs--Energy Supply by $50,000,000 and to reduce the account for Atomic Energy Defense Activities National Nuclear Security Administration--Weapons Activities by $60,000,000.

DEBATE - By unanimous consent, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Hinchey amendment, equally divided and controlled. 

VOTE POSTPONED - At the conclusion of debate on the Hinchey amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Hinchey demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day. 

Amendment offered by Mr. Kucinich. 

An amendment numbered 2 printed in the Congressional Record to reduce the account for Weapons Activities in Title III by $122,500,000 and to increase the account for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation by $66,000,000.

DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Kucinich amendment under the five-minute rule. 

DEBATE LIMITATION - By unanimous consent, further debate on the Kucinich amendment was limited to 10 minutes, equally divided and controlled. 

VOTE POSTPONED - At the conclusion of debate on the Kucinich amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Kucinich demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day. 

Amendment offered by Mr. Bonior. 

An amendment to add a new section prohibiting funds from being expended to issue any permit or lease for the purpose of drilling to extract or explore for oil or gas from the land beneath the water in any of the 5 Great Lakes, Lake Saint Clair, the St. Mary’s River, the Saint Clair River, the Detroit River, the Niagra River or the St. Lawrence River from Lake Ontario to the 45th parallel of latitude. 

DEBATE - By unanimous consent, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Bonior amendment for not to exceed 60 minutes equally divided and controlled. 

VOTE POSTPONED - At the conclusion of debate on the Bonior amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Bonior demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day. 

Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2311 as unfinished business. 

ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. Callahan asked unanimous consent that, during further consideration of H.R. 2311 in the Committee of the Whole pursuant to H. Res. 180, no further amendments to the bill shall be in order except: (1) An amendment offered by Mr. Traficant regarding drilling and an amendment offered by Ms. Berkeley regarding nuclear waste, each debatable for 20 minutes; (2) An amendment offered by Mr. Traficant regarding Buy American, an amendment offered by Mrs. Johnson of Texas regarding bio/environmental research and an amendment offfered by Mrs. Kelly regarding the NRC Inspector salaries and expenses, each debatable for 10 minutes; and (3) An amendment offered by Mr. Davis of Florida regarding Gulfstream natural gas pipeline debatable for 60 minutes. Agreed to without objection. 

H.R. 2311:

making appropriations for energy and water development for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002, and for other purposes

The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting the 22nd Annual Report of the Federal Labor Relations Authority for FY 2000 - referred to the Committee on Government Reform. 

The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting a report with respect to the national emergency in Macedonia, southern Serbia, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and elsewhere in the western Balkans - referred to the Committee on International Relations and ordered to be printed. 

Considered as privileged matter. 

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection. 

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

H. Con. Res. 176:

providing for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives and a conditional recess or adjournment of the Senate

Mr. Hastings (WA) filed reports from the Committee on Rules, H. Res. 182 and H. Res. 183.

Mr. Callahan asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:00 a.m. on June 28. Agreed to without objection.

The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until June 28.

Mr. Simpson moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. 

Considered under suspension of the rules. 

DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 691.

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. 

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

H.R. 691:

to extend the authorization of funding for child passenger protection education grants through fiscal year 2003

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

Mr. Tancredo moved that the House do now adjourn. 

On motion to adjourn Agreed to without objection. 

The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on June 28, 2001. close

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

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