Bills Introduced: 18 public bills, H.R. 4227-4244; and 2 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 301-302, were introduced.
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
H.R. 4067, to repeal the prohibition on the payment of interest on demand deposits, and for other purposes, amended (H. Rept. 106-568);
H.R. 3417, to complete the orderly withdrawal of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration from the civil administration of the Pribilof Islands, Alaska, amended (H. Rept. 106-569);
H.R. 4021, to authorize a study to determine the best scientific method for the long-term protection of California’s giant sequoia groves (H. Rept. 106-570);
H. Res. 468, providing for consideration of H.R. 2328, to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize the Clean Lakes Program (H. Rept. 106-571);
H. Res. 469, providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules (H. Rept. 106-572);
H. Res. 470, providing for consideration of H.R. 3039, to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to assist in the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay (H. Rept. 106-573); and
H. Res. 471, providing for consideration of H.J. Res. 94, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States with respect to tax limitations (H. Rept. 106-574).
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he designated Representative Granger to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Rev. David Harmon of Harriman, Tennessee.
Recess: The House recessed at 9:51 a.m. and reconvened at 11 a.m.
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Statistics on Abandoned Babies: H. Res. 465, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that local, State, and Federal governments should collect and disseminate statistics on the number of newborn babies abandoned in public places;
Project Exile--Safe Streets and Neighborhoods: H.R. 4051, to establish a grant program that provides incentives for States to enact mandatory minimum sentences for certain firearms offenses (passed by a yea and nay vote of 358 yeas to 60 nays, Roll No. 115);
Visa Waiver Permanent Program Act: H.R. 3767, amended, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to make improvements to, and permanently authorize, the visa waiver pilot program under section 217 of such Act;
Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act: Agreed to the Senate amendment to H.R. 1658, to provide a more just and uniform procedure for Federal civil forfeitures--clearing the measure for the President;
Establishing the FTAA Permanent Secretariat in Miami, Florida: S. Con. Res. 71, expressing the sense of Congress that Miami, Florida, and not a competing foreign city, should serve as the permanent location for the Secretariat of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) beginning in 2005;
Taxpayer Bill of Rights 2000: H.R. 4163, amended, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for increased fairness to taxpayers (passed by a yea and nay vote of 424 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 116); and
Pages H2057-69, H2079
Business Checking Modernization Act: H.R. 4067, to repeal the prohibition on the payment of interest on demand deposits,
Suspension--Vote Postponed: The House completed debate on the motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 2884, to extend energy conservation programs under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act through fiscal year 2003.
Suspension Failed--Clinton/Gore Administration Tax and User Fee Increases: H. Res. 467, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the tax and user fee increases proposed by the Clinton/Gore administration in their fiscal year 2001 budget should be adopted (failed to agree to by a yea and nay vote of 1 yea to 420 nays with 2 voting ``present'', Roll No. 117).
Pages H2069-76, H2079-80
Motion to Instruct Conferees: Agreed to the Rangel motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 1501, to provide grants to ensure increased accountability for juvenile offenders, to insist that the conference committee meet and report a substitute that includes enforcement of gun safety laws and safety measures that prevent felons, fugitives, and stalkers from obtaining firearms and children from getting access to guns by a yea and nay vote of 406 yeas to 22 nays, Roll No. 118.
Democracy in Peru: The House passed S.J. Res. 43, expressing the sense of Congress that the President of the United States should encourage free and fair elections and respect for democracy in Peru.
National Skill Standards Board: The Chair announced the Speaker’s appointment, upon the recommendation of the Majority Leader, of Mr. William L. Lepley of Hershey, Pennsylvania to the National Skill Standards Board for a four-year term.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea and nay votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H2035-36, H2079, H2080, and H2088-89. There were no quorum calls. D351
Adjournment: The House met at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 11:34 p.m.
9:31AM - 9:51AM ETMorning Hour