Bills Introduced: 15 public bills, H.R. H4094-4108, and 1 resolution, H. Con. Res. 294, were introduced.
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
H.R. 3519, to provide for negotiations for the creation of a trust fund to be administered by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development of the International Development Association to combat the AIDS epidemic, amended (H. Rept. 106-548); and
H. Res. 450, providing for consideration of H.R. 3908, making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000 (H. Rept. 106-549).
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he designated Representative Pease to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Recess: The House recessed at 1:04 p.m. and reconvened at 2:00 p.m.
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Read a letter from Chairman Shuster wherein he transmitted copies of resolutions adopted by the Committee on March 16 and transmitted to the Department of the Army--referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
Presidential Messages: Read the following messages from the President:
National Emergency Re UNITA: Message wherein he transmitted his six month periodic report on the national emergency with respect to the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA)--referred to the Committee on International Relations; and
Payments Made to Cuba: Message wherein he transmitted his semiannual report detailing payments made to Cuba as a result of telecommunications services pursuant to Department of the Treasury specific licenses--referred to the Committee on International Relations.
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Initiative: H.R. 910, amended, to authorize the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers and in coordination with other Federal agency heads, to participate in the funding and implementation of a balanced, long-term solution to the problems of groundwater contamination, water supply, and reliability affecting the San Gabriel groundwater basin in California.
E. Ross Adair Federal Building and United States Courthouse in Fort Wayne, Indiana: H.R. 2412, to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 South Harrison Street in Fort Wayne, Indiana, as the ``E. Ross Adair Federal Building and United States Courthouse'' (passed by a yea and nay vote of 417 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 76 );
Pages H1426-28, H1448
Aaron E. Henry Federal Building and United States Post Office in Clarksdale, Mississippi: H.R. 1279, to designate the Federal building and United States post office located at 223 Sharkey Street in Clarksdale, Mississippi, as the ``Aaron E. Henry Federal Building and United States Post Office.'' Agreed to amend the title;
Congratulating President-elect Chen Shui-bian and Vice President-elect Annette Lu of Taiwan; H. Con. Res. 292, congratulating the people of Taiwan for the successful conclusion of presidential elections on March 18, 2000, and reaffirming United States policy toward Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China (passed by a yea and nay vote of 418 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 77);
Pages H1430-35, H1448-49
American Institute in Taiwan Facilities Enhancement Act; H.R. 3707, to authorize funds for the site selection and construction of a facility in Taipei Taiwan suitable for the mission of the American Institute in Taiwan. Agreed to amend the title; and
Commending the Library of Congress, Its Staff and Bicentennial: H. Con. Res. 269, commending the Library of Congress and its staff for 200 years of outstanding service to the Congress and the Nation and encouraging the American public to participate in bicentennial activities (passed by a yea and nay vote of 416 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 78 ).
Pages H1437-41, H1449-50
Recess: The House recessed at 4:14 p.m. and reconvened at 5:02 p.m.
Senior Citizens' Freedom to Work Act. The House agreed to the Senate amendment to H.R. 5, to amend title II of the Social Security Act to eliminate the earnings test for individuals who have attained retirement age by a yea and nay vote of 419 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 79--clearing the measure for the President.
Pages H1441-47, H1450
Recess: The House recessed at10:45 p.m. and reconvened at 1:08 a.m. on Wednesday, March 29.
Senate Messages: Message received from the Senate today appears on page H1415.
Referrals: S. 1731 was referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on pages H1478-79.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea and nay votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H1448, H1448-49, H1449, and H1450. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 12:30 p.m. and adjourned at 1:08 a.m. on Wednesday, March 29.