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House Session - March 13, 1991

The House approved the Journal of Tuesday, March 12, 1991. The House passed H.Res. 111, the Rule to consider H.R. 1175. The House passed H.R. 1175, to authorize supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 1991 in connection with operations in and around the Persian Gulf presently known as Operation Desert Shield/Storm. The Cox(R-CA) motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Armed Services with instructions expressing the sense of Congress concerning the ballistic missile defenses of the United States was rejected. The Bonior (D-MI) amendment that expresses the sense of Congress that the United States Army Corps of Engineers recommend American contractors to the Kuwaiti government for reconstruction contracts was agreed to, as was the Traficant (D-OH) amendment that expresses the sense of Congress that American citizens be employed by any United States firm that receives contracts under the bill. The Washington (D-TX) amendment to require the Administration, to assure that a preference is given to employment of veterans in the Gulf conflict in contracts awarded in the rebuilding of Kuwait, was also agreed to. The Bryant (D-TX) amendment that withholds payments for foreign workers who are employed by their own government and work under contract at Defense Department installations overseas if the foreign nation has not paid in full its pledges to Operation Desert Storm, and the McCloskey (D-IN) amendment that excludes installations that have been part of increases in workload from Operation Desert Storm, were both agreed to. The Panetta (D-CA) amendment to strike the designation of the military personnel and veterans benefits in the bill as emergency spending, and instead subject those provisions to the pay-as-you-go provisions on discretionary spending was rejected, as was the Michel (R-IL) amendment to reaffirm that spending under the bill was in accordance with the 1990 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act. The House agreed to H.Res. 112, the Rule to consider S.419, by a voice vote. The House later agreed to take S. 419 from the Speaker’s table, strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert the provisions contained in the report on the rule.

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    116th Congress - House
    Total Hours: 916 (After 412 days)
    • Debate300 Hours
    • Special Orders142 Hours
    • Votes203 Hours
    • One Minute Speeches71 Hours
    • Morning Hour60 Hours
    • Opening Procedures6 Hours

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