The House Will Convene At 12:00 PM Today
House Session - May 8, 1991

The House voted to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 479, amended, to amend the National Trails System Act to designate the California National Historic Trail and Pony Express National Historic Trail as components of the National Trails System. It was made in order to consider H.R. 2251, to make supplemental appropriations for humanitarian assistance and peace-keeping activities for fiscal year 1991. The House passed H.R. 7, amending title 18, to require a waiting period before the purchase of a handgun. It also rejected the McCollum notion to commit the bill to the Committee on the Judiciary with instructions not to report the same back until it had conducted a thorough and complete study, including hearings, of the provisions and merits of the bill. It also rejected the Staggers amendment that sought to require the Department of Justice to establish a toll free number for dealers of firearms to call for a background check on prospective buyers of handguns, provided that, if after 24 hours, that information cannot be obtained, then the sale may be completed.

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    116th Congress - House
    Total Hours: 428 (After 172 days)
    • Debate103 Hours
    • Special Orders72 Hours
    • Votes122 Hours
    • One Minute Speeches34 Hours
    • Morning Hour30 Hours
    • Opening Procedures3 Hours

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    Source: Resume of Congressional Activity (senate.gov)