House Session

CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JULY 20, 1995 104TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION 12:40 A.M. - The House adjourned. The… read more

CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JULY 20, 1995 104TH CONGRESS - FIRST SESSION 12:40 A.M. - The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on July 21, 1995. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote. 12:39 A.M. - Mr. Zimmer requested that Mr. Horn be allowed to address the House for 5 minutes on July 21. Mr. Bachus was granted a leave of absence for until 4:30 p.m. today. Mr. Volkmer was granted a leave of absence for after 6 p.m. today. 12:38 A.M. - The House received a communication from Scott M. Faulkner. Mr. Faulkner notified the House that his office had been served with a subpoena issued by the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, compliance with which was determined to be consistent with the privileges and precedents of the House. H.R. 1976: making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1996, and for other purposes Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1976 as unfinished business. On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote. Mr. Skeen moved that the Committee rise. 12:37 A.M. - At the conclusions of debate, the Chair put the question on the Olver amenedment and announced that, by voice vote the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Olver demanded a recorded vote on the amendment and, pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 188, the vote was postponed. 12:24 A.M. - Mr. Skeen asked unanimous consent that the time for debate on the Olver amendment, and all amendments thereto, be limited to not to exceed 10 minutes. Agreed to without objection. Amendment offered by Mr. Olver. 12:23 A.M. - At the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on the Sanford amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Sanford demanded a recorded vote and, pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 188, a vote on the amendment was postponed. 12:14 A.M. - Mr. Skeen asked unanimous consent that the time for debate on the Sanford amendment, and all amendments thereto, be limited to not to exceed 10 minutes. Agreed to without objection. Amendment offered by Mr. Sanford. An amendment, not preprinted in the Congressional Record, to prohibit any funds appropriated in the bill for new construction at the Beltsville (Maryland) Agricultural Research Center. On agreeing to the McIntosh amendment Agreed to by voice vote. 11:59 P.M. - Mr. Skeen asked unanimous consent that the time for debate on the McIntosh amendment, and all amendments thereto, be limited to not to exceed 12 minutes. Agreed to without objection. Amendment offered by Mr. McIntosh. An amendment, printed as amendment No. 41 in the Congressional Record of July 17, 1995, to prohibit the use of any funds appropriated in the bill from being used to increase the FDA’s administrative office staff above the levels for FY 1995. At the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the Hoke amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Hoke demanded a recorded vote and, pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 188, further proceedings were postponed. Pursuant to the previously agreed to unanimous consent agreement, the amendment will be considered for an additional 10 minutes of debate when the amendment is again considered. 11:27 P.M. - Mr. Skeen asked unanimous consent that the time for debate on the Hoke amenndment, and all amendments thereto, be limited to not to exceed 25 minutes. 11:26 P.M. - Amendment offered by Mr. Hoke. The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration. 11:25 P.M. - Considered as unfinished business. 11:22 P.M. - (1) the amendment of Representative Zimmer, debatable for 60 minutes; (2) the amendment of Representative Obey, debatable for 10 minutes; (3) the amendment of Representative Kennedy (MA), debatable for 20 minutes; (4) the amendment of Representative Deutsch, debatable for 20 minutes, and further, that each amendment shall be offered only in the order and manner specified; shall be considered as read; shall be debatable for the time specified; shall not be subject to amendment (except as specified); and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole, and further, that when proceedings resume after postponement on the amendment offered by Representative Hoke, that amendment shall again be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent. Agreed to without objection. Mr. Skeens asked unanimous consent that, during further consideration of the bill H.R. 1976 in the Committee of the Whole pursuant to H. Res. 188 on the legislative day of Friday, July 21, 1995, after disposition of any questions earlier postponed under the authority granted by the order of the House of July 19, 1995, no further amendment shall be in order except the following: Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1976 as unfinished business. On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote. Mr. Skeen moved that the Committee rise. 11:19 P.M. - On agreeing to the Lowey amendment Failed by recorded vote: 158 - 249, 8 Present (Roll no. 545). 10:17 P.M. - DEBATE - Pursuant to the unanimous consent agreement, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Lowey amendment. 10:16 P.M. - Mr. Skeen asked unanimous consent that the time for debate on the Lowey amendment, and all amendments thereto, be limited to not to exceed 30 minutes. 9:56 P.M. - Amendment offered by Mrs. Lowey. 9:53 P.M. - On agreeing to the Bunning amendment Failed by voice vote. Mr. Waxman asked unanimous consent that the previous request for a recorded vote on the Bunning amendment be withdrawn. Agreed to without objection. On agreeing to the Durbin amendment Failed by recorded vote: 199 - 223 (Roll no. 544). 9:29 P.M. - By unanimous consent, the Obey amendment was withdrawn. By unanimous consent, the Zimmer amendment was withdrawn. 9:20 P.M. - Substitute offered by Mr. Zimmer to the Obey an amendment, not preprinted in the Congressional Record, to delete all funds appropriated in the bill for the Export Marketing Program. 9:12 P.M. - Amendment offered by Mr. Obey. An amendment to prohibit any funds appropriated in the bill from being used to provide assistance under the Export Marketing Program to provide assistance to organizations with annual gross sales of $20 million or more, unless the organization is a cooperative owned and operated by smaller organizations. 9:09 P.M. - At the conclusion of debate on the Bunning amendment, the Chair put the question and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Waxman demanded a recorded vote and made a point of order that a quorum was not present. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 188, the Chair announced that further proceedings would be postponed. The point of no quorum was withdrawn. 8:49 P.M. - DEBATE - Pursuant to the previous unanimous consent agreement, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Bunning Amendment. 8:48 P.M. - Mr. Skeen asked unanimous consent that the time for debate on the Bunning amendment, and all amendments thereto, be limited to not to exceed 20 minutes. Agreed to without objection. Amendment offered by Mr. Bunning. An amendment, not preprinted in the Congressional Record, to eliminate all funds appropriated in the bill for the Food and Drug Administration. 8:47 P.M. - At the conclusion of debate on the Durbin amendment, the Chair put the question and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Durbin demanded a recorded vote and made a point of order that a quorum was not present. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 188, the Chair announced that further proceedings would be postponed. The point of no quorum was withdrawn. 7:37 P.M. - Mr. Ewing raised a point of order against the Durbin (3 amendment Mr. Ewing stated that provisions of the amendment consisted of legislation on an appropriations bill and was, therefore in violation of the rules of the House. Point of order overruled by the Chair. 7:28 P.M. - LIMITATION ON DEBATE - Mr. Durbin asked unanimous consent that the time for debate on the Durbin amendment be limited to not to exceed 60 minutes. Agreed to without objection. 7:26 P.M. - Amendment offered by Mr. Durbin. An amendment printed in the Congressional Record of July 18, as amendment No. 51, to prohibit any funds appropriated in the bill from being used to carry out any extension service program for tobacco crops, or to provide crop insurance for tobacco after the 1995 crop. 7:25 P.M. - On agreeing to the Hall (OH) amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 278 - 145 (Roll no. 543). 7:16 P.M. - On agreeing to the Goodling amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 230 - 193 (Roll no. 542). 6:43 P.M. - At the conclusion of debate on the Hall of Ohio amendment, the Chair put the question and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Hall demanded a recorded vote and made a point of order that a quorum was not present. A recorded vote was ordered. Further proceedings were postponed. The point of order regarding a quorum was withdrawn. DEBATE - The House continued with the 20 minute debate on the Hall amendment. 6:42 P.M. - At the conclusion of debate on the Goodling amendment, the Chair put the question and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Durbin demanded a recorded vote and made a point of order that a quorum was not present. A recorded vote was ordered. Further proceedings were postponed. The point of order regarding a quorum was withdrawn. 6:29 P.M. - ORDER OF PROCEDURE - During consideration of the Hall amendment, Mr. Goodling offered an amendment to modify provisions of the bill that the Hall amendment would strike. Accordingly, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with consideration of the Goodling amendment. 6:28 P.M. - Mr. Skeen asked unanimous consent that the time for debate on the Goodling amendment be limited to not to exceed 20 minutes. Agreed to without objection. 6:27 P.M. - Amendment offered by Mr. Goodling. An amendment not, preprinted in the Congressional Record, to clarify language in the bill regarding funding and caps for the WIC program. 6:18 P.M. - Mr. Skeen asked unanimous consent that the time for debate on the Hall of Ohio amendment be limited to not to exceed 20 minutes. Agreed to without objection. 6:16 P.M. - Amendment offered by Mr. Hall (OH). An amendment, printed in the Congressional Record of July 13, as amendment No. 18, to delete the provisions in the bill that caps the number of participants in the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) at 7.3 million people. By unanimous consent, the Owens amendment was withdrawn. 6:00 P.M. - Amendment offered by Mr. Owens. An amendment, consisting of a portion of the amendment printed as amendment No. 22 in the Congressional Record of July 13, 1995, to eliminate the $4.3 appropriation for the Rural Telephone Bank Program. The intent of the amendment would be to privatize the program. 5:59 P.M. - On agreeing to the Bereuter amendment Agreed to by voice vote. 5:55 P.M. - Amendment offered by Mr. Bereuter. An amendment, printed as amendment No. 31 in the Congressional Record of July 17, 1995, to earmark $1 million of the $82 million in funds appropriated for Section 515 rental housing to be used to fund a loan guarantee program for multifamily rental housing in rural areas, provided the program is duly authorized. 5:54 P.M. - By unanimous consent, the Clayton amendment was withdrawn. 5:52 P.M. - Amendment offered by Mrs. Clayton. An amendment, printed as amendment No. 34 in Congressional Record of July 17, 1995, to reduce funding appropriated for Section 502 nonsubsidized guaranteed housing loans by $119,000 and increase funding for Section 515 rental housing loans by a similar amount. 5:49 P.M. - On agreeing to the Watt (NC) amendment Agreed to by voice vote. 5:47 P.M. - Amendment offered by Mr. Watt (NC). An amendment, printed as amendment No. 46 in the Congressional Record of July 17, 1995, to require the Secretary of USDA to continue to make Section 502 housing loans for properties in the Pine View West Subdivision of Gibsonville, NC, notwithstanding the subdivision’s redesignation from a rural area to a metropolitan area. On agreeing to the Callahan amendment Agreed to by voice vote. 5:40 P.M. - Amendment offered by Mr. Callahan. An amendment, not preprinted in the Congressional record, to increase funds appropriated in the bill for the Rural House Insurance fund by approximately $10 million. 5:39 P.M. - On agreeing to the de la Garza amendment Agreed to by voice vote. 5:35 P.M. - Amendment offered by Mr. de la Garza. An amendment, printed as amendment No. 50 in the Congressional Record of July 18, 1995, to restore $7 million funds appropriated in the bill for direct loans from the Rural Development Loan Fund for empowerment zones and enterprise communities.The amendment would offse t the increased funding by reducing the appropriation for administrative expenses under the Rural Housing Insurance Fund. 5:32 P.M. - On agreeing to the Sanders amendment Failed by recorded vote: 70 - 357 (Roll no. 541). 5:21 P.M. - On agreeing to the Castle amendment Failed by recorded vote: 96 - 332 (Roll no. 540). 5:14 P.M. - On agreeing to the Allard amendment Failed by recorded vote: 196 - 232 (Roll no. 539). 5:07 P.M. - On agreeing to the Walsh amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 427 - 0 (Roll no. 538). 4:45 P.M. - The Chair put the question on the Sanders amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Sanders demanded a recorded vote and made a point of order that a quorum was not present. A recorded vote was then ordered and the point of no quorum was withdrawn. 4:15 P.M. - Mr. Skeen asked unanimous consent that the time for debate on the Sanders amendment be limited to not to exceed 25 minutes. Agreed to without objection. 4:14 P.M. - Amendment offered by Mr. Sanders. An amendment, printed as amendment No. 71 in the Congressional Record of July 19, 1995, to increase funding appropriated in the bill for the USDA Office of the Chief Economist by $1 million, in order to provide funding for a report on the impact of the introduction of synthetic bovine growth hormone on small farms in the United States. The amendment would offset this increase in funds by reducing the appropriation for Foreign Agricultural Service. At the conclusion of debate on the Castle amendment, the Chair put the question and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Castle demanded a recorded vote and a recorded vote was ordered. Further proceedings were postponed. 3:51 P.M. - Mr. Skeen asked unanimous consent that the time for debate on the Castle amendment, and all amendments thereto, be limited to not to exceed 20 minutes. Agreed to without objection. 3:49 P.M. - Amendment offered by Mr. Castle. On agreeing to the Condit amendment as amended Agreed to by voice vote. 3:48 P.M. - Substitute offered by Mr. Skeen to the Condit amendment 3:45 P.M. - Amendment offered by Mr. Condit. An amendment, not preprinted in the Congressional Record, to reduce funding for the Consolidated Farm Service Agency salaries and expenses account by $300,000 and to transfer those funds to the account of the Chief Economist of the USDA. On agreeing to the Camp amendment Agreed to by voice vote. 3:43 P.M. - Amendment offered by Mr. Camp. An amendment, printed in the Congressional Record of July 18, as amendment No. 47, to increase the appropriation for special agricultural research grants by $445,000. 3:42 P.M. - VOTE POSTPONED - Mr. Allard requested a recorded vote and made a point of order that a quorum was not present. The chair announced that pursuant to the rule, further proceedings on this amendment would be postponed until later today. The point of order regarding a quorum was withdrawn. 3:24 P.M. - Mr. Skeen asked unanimous consent that the time for debate on the Allard amendment, and all amendments thereto, be limited to not to exceed 20 minutes. Agreed to without objection. 3:23 P.M. - Amendment offered by Mr. Allard. An amendment, preprinted in the Congressional Record of July 17, as amendment No. 30, to cut $12 million in funds appropriated in the bill for various USDA administrative and support accounts. 3:20 P.M. - VOTE POSTPONED - Mr. Durbin requested a recorded vote and made a point of order that a quorum was not present. The chair announced that pursuant to the rule, further proceedings on this amendment would be postponed until later today. The point of order regarding a quorum was withdrawn. 2:47 P.M. - Amendment offered by Mr. Walsh. An amendment not preprinted in the Congressional Record, to strike provisions which prohibit the use of funds to issue, implement, or administer new meat inspection regulations proposed by the USDA, unless the department submits the proposed changes to a negotiated rulemaking process. 2:45 P.M. - The Speaker designated the Honorable Scott L. Klug to act as Chairman of the Committee. House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 188 and Rule XXIII. 2:43 P.M. - Considered as unfinished business. H.J. Res. 96: disapproving the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (most-favored-nation treatment) to the products of the People’s Republic of China On motion to table the measure agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 321 - 107 (Roll no. 537). 2:21 P.M. - Mr. Wolf moved to table the measure. 1:47 P.M. - DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate. 1:45 P.M. - Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2058 and H.J. Res. 96. Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 193. H.R. 2058: establishing United States policy toward China Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 416 - 10, 1 Present (Roll no. 536). 11:39 A.M. - DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.J. Res. 193, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 90 minutes of general debate on the bill. 11:38 A.M. - Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2058 and H.J. Res. 96. Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 193. H. Res. 193: providing for consideration of a bill establishing United States policy toward China and a joint resolution relating to most-favored-nation treatment for the People’s Republic of China Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. 11:37 A.M. - On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote. The previous question was ordered without objection. 10:31 A.M. - DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate. 10:30 A.M. - Considered as privileged matter. 10:29 A.M. - Mr. Solomon asked unanimous consent that the Committee on Intelligence (Permanent) be permitted to sit during the proceedings of the House under the 5-minute rule on July 20. Agreed to without objection. Mr. Solomon asked unanimous consent that the Committee on Judiciary be permitted to sit during the proceedings of the House under the 5-minute rule on July 20. Agreed to without objection. Mr. Solomon asked unanimous consent that the Committee on Resources be permitted to sit during the proceedings of the House under the 5-minute rule on July 20. Agreed to without objection. Mr. Solomon asked unanimous consent that the Committee on Small Business be permitted to sit during the -- Mo proceedings of the House under the 5-minute rule on July 20. Agreed to without objection. Mr. Solomon asked unanimous consent that the Committee on International Relations be permitted to sit during the proceedings of the House under the 5-minute rule on July 20. Agreed to without objection. Mr. Solomon asked unanimous consent that the Committee on Transportation be permitted to sit during the proceedings of the House under the 5-minute rule on July 20. Agreed to without objection. Mr. Solomon asked unanimous consent that the Committee on Economic and Educational be permitted to sit during the proceedings of the House under the 5-minute rule on July 20. Agreed to without objection. Mr. Solomon asked unanimous consent that the Committee on Government Reform be permitted to sit during the proceedings of the House under the 5-minute rule on July 20. Agreed to without objection. 10:28 A.M. - Mr. Solomon asked unanimous consent that the Committee on Commerce be permitted to sit during the proceedings of the House under the 5-minute rule on July 20. Agreed to without objection. Mr. Solomon asked unanimous consent that the Committee on Banking and Financial Services be permitted to sit during the proceedings of the House under the 5-minute rule on July 20. Agreed to without objection. 10:03 A.M. - ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches. 10:02 A.M. - LIMITATION ON ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The Chair announced that one minute speeches would be limited to 20 in number, equally divided. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Tiahrt to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved. 10:01 A.M. - Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. Dr. William Hobbs. 10:00 A.M. - The Speaker designated the Honorable Bill Emerson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. The House convened, starting a new legislative day. close

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

People in this video

More People

Hosting Organization

More information about

House Session

166 Views
Program ID:
66198-1
Category:
House Proceeding
Format:
House Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 20, 1995

Airing Details

  • Jul 20, 1995 | 10:03am EDT | C-SPAN 1
Purchase a DVD or Download

House Session

  • DVD
    Length:
    14:41:00
    Price:
    $89.85
    Add to Cart
  • MP4 video - Standard
    Length:
    14:41:00
    Price:
    $7.99
    Add to Cart
  • MP4 video - Low
    Length:
    14:41:00
    Price:
    $6.99
    Add to Cart
  • MP3 audio
    Length:
    14:41:00
    Price:
    $0.99
    Add to Cart

Clips from This Video