The House Will Convene At 10:00 AM Today
House Session - February 1, 2000

Bills Introduced: 6 public bills, H.R. 3561-3566; 5 resolutions, H.J. Res. 86; H. Con. Res. 245-246, and H. Res. 410-411, were introduced.
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Reports Filed:
H. Res. 412, providing for consideration of H.R. 2005, to establish a statute of repose for durable goods used in a trade or business (Rept. 106-491).
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Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he designated Representative Cooksey to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Recess: The House recessed at 9:55 a.m. and reconvened at 11:00 a.m.
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Private Calendar: On the call of the Private Calendar the House:
Passed Over Without Prejudice: S. 452, for the relief of Belinda McGregor.
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Passed: H.R. 1023, for the relief of Richard W. Schaffert.
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Review of the National Reconnaissance Office: Read a letter from the Minority Leader wherein he announced his appointment of Representative Dicks to the National Commission for the Review of the National Reconnaissance Office.
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Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Contributions of Catholic Schools: H. Res. 409, honoring the contributions of Catholic schools; and
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Child Abuse Prevention and Enforcement Act: Agreed to the Senate amendment to H.R. 764, to reduce the incidence of child abuse and neglect--clearing the measure for the President (agreed to by a yea and nay vote of 410 yeas to 2 nays, Roll No. 4).
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Subsequently, agreed to H. Con. Res. 245, to correct technical errors in the enrollment of the bill.
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Taiwan Security Enhancement Act: The House passed H.R. 1838, to assist in the enhancement of the security of Taiwan by a yea and nay vote of 341 yeas to 70 nays, Roll No. 5.
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Earlier, the House agreed to H. Res. 408, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill. Pursuant to the rule, the amendment recommended by the Committee on International Relations, now printed in the bill, was considered as adopted.
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Resignation from the Democratic Caucus: Read a letter from Representative Frost wherein he announced that Representative Goode resigned from the Democratic Caucus.
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Resignation from Committee: Read a letter from Representative Blunt wherein he announced his resignation from the Committee on Appropriations.
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Committee Election Vacated: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he announced that Representative Goode’s election to the Committee on Agriculture has been vacated effective today.
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Committee Election Vacated: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he announced that Representative Goode’s election to the Committee on Banking and Financial Services has been vacated effective today.
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Committee Election: Agreed to H. Res. 410, electing Representative Goode to the Committee on Appropriations.
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Committee Election: Agreed to H. Res. 411, electing Representative Lee to the Committee on Banking and Financial Services.
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Motion to Instruct Conferees: Agreed to the Berry motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 2990, Quality Care for the Uninsured Act, (1) to take all necessary steps to begin meetings of the conference committee in order to report back expeditiously to the House; and (2) to insist on the provisions of the bipartisan Consensus Managed Care Improvement Act of 1999 (Division B of H.R. 2990 as passed by the House), and within the scope of conference to insist that such provisions be paid for by a yea and nay vote of 207 yeas to 175 nays with 28 voting ``present,'' Roll No. 6.
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Presidential Messages: Read the following messages from the President:
United States Air Force Exemption: Message wherein he transmitted his Presidential Determination that exempts an Air Force operating location in Nevada from certain laws referred to the Committee on Commerce.
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United States-Latvia Fisheries Agreement: Message wherein he transmitted the agreement between the United States and Latvia concerning fisheries off the coast of the United States referred to the Committee on Resources and ordered printed (H. Doc. 106-189); and
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Arctic Research Plan: Message wherein he transmitted the sixth biennial revision to the United States Arctic Research Plan referred to the Committee on Science.
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Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on page H166.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea and nay votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H126-27, H127-28, and H136-37. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 9:25 p.m.

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    116th Congress - House
    Total Hours: 642 (After 293 days)
    • Debate191 Hours
    • Special Orders97 Hours
    • Votes158 Hours
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