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House Session - April 4, 2000

Bills Introduced: 18 public bills, H.R. 4161-4178; 1 private bill, H.R. 4179; and 2 resolutions, H. Res. 458-459, were introduced.
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Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
H. Res. 457, providing for consideration of H.R. 3660, Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2000 (H. Rept. 106-559);
H.R. 2328, to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize the Clean Lakes Program, amended (Rept. 106-560);
H.R. 1775, to catalyze restoration of estuary habitat through more efficient financing of projects and enhanced coordination of Federal and non-Federal restoration programs, and for other purposes, amended (H. Rept. 106-561);
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Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Rev. Richard Doerr of Carmel, Indiana.
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Recess: The House recessed at 9:57 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. 462, for the relief of Belinda McGregor. The House passed H.R. 758, for the relief of Nancy Wilson. And, the House passed H.R. 3903, to deem the vessel M/V MIST COVE to be less than 100 gross tons, as measured under chapter 145 of title 46, United States Code, after agreeing to the Sensenbrenner amendment in the nature of a substitute. Finally, the House agreed to amend the title of H.R. 3903.
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Organ Procurement and Transplantation: The House passed H.R. 2418, to amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend programs relating to organ procurement and transplantation by a yea and nay vote of 276 yeas to 147 nays, Roll No. 101.
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Agreed to the Committee amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order by the rule.
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Agreed To:
DeGette amendment that directs the Network to recognize the differences in organ transplantation issues between children and adults and provides for a study dealing with immunosuppressive drugs that are provided to children (agreed to by a recorded vote of 420 ayes with none voting ``no'', Roll No. 99);
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Barrett of Wisconsin amendment that authorizes grants to States and partnerships with other public agencies or private sector institutions to foster organ donor awareness, public education, outreach activities, and other innovative donation initiatives;
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Scarborough amendment that nullifies the final Health and Human Services rule relating to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network promulgated by the Secretary;
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Rejected:
LaHood amendment that sought to subject the policies and rules established by the Network to review and approval by the Secretary of Health and Human Services; establish an advisory committee to provide recommendations to the Secretary on Network policies, rules, and other matters as appropriate; and specifies that all polices shall be based on sound medical principles and valid scientific data (rejected by a recorded vote of 160 ayes to 260 noes to 1 voting ``present'', Roll No. 98); and
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Luther amendment that sought to preempt any State or local law that would restrict the organ allocation policies of the Network (rejected by a recorded vote of 137 ayes to 284 noes, Roll No. 100);
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The Clerk was authorized to make technical and conforming changes in the engrossment of H.R. 2418.
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H. Res. 454, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was agreed to by a voice vote.
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Presidential Message--Corporation for Public Broadcasting: Read a message from the President wherein he transmitted his report on the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; referred to the Committee on Commerce.
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Senate Messages: Message received from the Senate today appears on page H1677.
Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on pages H1764-65.
Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea and nay vote and three recorded votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H1710, H1711, H1711-12, and H1722. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 9:46 p.m.

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    Total Hours: 194 (After 75 days)
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