House Session - March 8, 2000

Bills Introduced: 28 public bills, H.R. 3850-3867; 3 private bills, H.R. 3868-3870; and 8 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 267-271 and H. Res. 431, 434-436, were introduced.
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Reports Filed: Reports were filed as follows:
Conference report on H.R. 1000, to amend title 49, United States Code, to reauthorize programs of the Federal Aviation Administration (H. Rept. 106-513);
H. Res. 432, providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany S. 376, to amend the Communications Satellite Act of 1962 to promote competition and privatization in satellite communications (H. Rept. 106-514);
H. Res. 433, providing for consideration of H.R. 1695, to provide for the conveyance of certain Federal public lands in the Ivanpah Valley, Nevada, to Clark County, Nevada, for the development of an airport facility (H. Rept. 106-515); and
H. Res. 434, providing for consideration of H.R. 3081, to increase the Federal minimum wage and to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax benefits for small businesses and providing for consideration of H.R. 3846, to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to increase the minimum wage (H. Rept. 106-516).
Pages H649-H704, H755

Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Rev. Dr. Frank Richardson of Baltimore, Maryland.
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Recess: The House recessed at 10:49 a.m. and reconvened at 12:34 p.m.
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Recess: The House recessed at 1:32 p.m. and reconvened at 2:02 p.m.
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Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures: D178
Keith D. Oglesby Postal Service Station in Greenville, South Carolina: H.R. 2952, to redesignate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 Orchard Park Drive in Greenville, South Carolina, as the ``Keith D. Oglesby Station'' (passed by a recorded vote of 377 ayes with none voting ``no'', Roll No. 30);
Pages H706-08, H722-23

Marybelle H. Howe Post Office in Charleston, South Carolina: H.R. 3018, amended, to designate the United States Post Office located at 557 East Bay Street in Charleston, South Carolina, as the ``Marybelle H. Howe Post Office'' (passed by a recorded vote of 375 ayes with none voting ``no'', Roll No. 31.) Agreed to amend the title;
Pages H708-11, H723

10th Anniversary of the Reestablishment of Lithuanian Independence: S. Con. Res. 91, congratulating the Republic of Lithuania on the tenth anniversary of the reestablishment of its independence from the rule of the former Soviet Union (passed by a yea and nay vote of 384 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 32); and
Pages H724-26, H734-35

50th Anniversary of the Korean War: H.J. Res. 86, amended, recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Korean War and the service by members of the Armed Forces during such war (passed by a yea and nay vote of 383 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 33).
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Government Waste Corrections Act: The House passed H.R. 1827, to improve the economy and efficiency of Government operations by requiring the use of recovery audits by Federal agencies by a yea and nay vote of 375 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 29. Agreed to amend the title.
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Agreed To:
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The Burton amendment that makes technical and clarifying changes; and
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The Jackson-Lee amendment that requires a study on the improper or inadequate notice of recovery audits.
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Earlier agreed to H. Res. 426, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill by voice vote.
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Presidential Messages: Read the following messages from the President:
Permanent Normal Trade Relations for China: Message wherein he transmitted his legislative proposal authorizing permanent Normal Trade Relations treatment to products from China--referred to the Committee on Ways and Means and ordered printed (H. Doc. 106-207); and
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National Money Laundering Strategy: Message wherein he transmitted his National Money Laundering Strategy for 2000--referred to the Committees on the Judiciary and Banking and Financial Services.
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Recess: The House recessed at 6:45 p.m. and reconvened at 10:15 p.m.
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Amendments: Amendment ordered printed under the rule appears on page H758.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea and nay votes and two recorded votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H722, H722-23, H723, H734-35, and H735. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10:00 a.m. and adjourned at 10:16 p.m.

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