The House Will Convene At 12:00 PM Today
House Session - May 4, 2000

Bills Introduced: 15 public bills, H.R. 4376-4390; and 9 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 317-319 and H. Res. 490-495, were introduced.
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Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
Conference report on H.R. 434, to authorize a new trade and investment policy for sub-Sahara Africa (H. Rept. 106-606); and
H. Res. 489, waiving points of order against the conference report to accompany H.R. 434, to authorize a new trade and investment policy for sub-Sahara Africa (H. Rept. 106-607).
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Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Rev. Thomas A. Kuhn of Centerville, Ohio.
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Profound Sorrow on the Death of His Eminence John Cardinal O’Connor: The House agreed to H. Con. Res. 317, expressing the sense of the Congress on the death of John Cardinal O’Connor, Archbishop of New York.
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Florida Keys Water Quality Improvements: The House passed H.R. 673, to authorize the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to make grants to the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority and other appropriate agencies for the purpose of improving water quality throughout the marine ecosystem of the Florida Keys by a yea and nay vote of 411 yeas to 7 nays, Roll No. 143.
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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:
Deutsch amendment that clarifies that EPA may make grants to agencies of municipalities of Monroe County, Florida and other appropriate public agencies of the State of Florida or Monroe County to improve water quality in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary; and
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Traficant amendment that expresses the sense of Congress that grantees should purchase only American-made equipment and products and shall report any expenditures on foreign made items within 180 days of the expenditure.
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H. Res. 483, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was agreed to by voice vote.
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Alternative Water Sources Act: The House passed H.R. 1106, to authorize the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to make grants to State agencies with responsibility for water source development for the purpose of maximizing available water supply and protecting the environment through the development of alternative water sources by a yea and nay vote of 416 yeas to 5 nays, Roll No. 142.
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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 the Traficant amendment that expresses the sense of Congress that grantees should purchase only American-made equipment and products and shall report any expenditures on foreign made items within 180 days of the expenditure.
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H. Res. 485, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was agreed to by voice vote.
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Trade and Development Act: The House agreed to the conference report on H.R. 434, to authorize a new trade and investment policy for sub-Sahara Africa by a yea and nay vote of 309 yeas to 110 nays, Roll No. 145.
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Agreed to H. Res. 489, the rule that waived points of order against the conference report by a voice vote.
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Earlier, agreed to H. Res. 488, the rule that allowed the House to consider a rule for consideration of the conference report on the same day it was reported from the Committee on Rules, by a yea and nay vote of 301 yeas to 114 nays, Roll No. 144.
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Mexico-United States InterParliamentary Group: The Chair announced the Speaker’s appointment of the following members of the House to the Mexico-United States InterParliamentary Group: Representative Ballenger, Vice Chairman, and Representatives Dreier, Barton of Texas, Ewing, Manzullo, Bilbray, Stenholm, Pastor, Filner, Roybal-Allard, and Faleomavaega, in addition to Representative Kolbe, appointed earlier as Chairman.
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Legislative Program: The Majority Leader announced the legislative program for the week of May 8.
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Meeting Hour--Monday, May 8: Agreed that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 12:30 on Monday, May 8 for morning-hour debates.
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Calendar Wednesday: Agreed to dispense with the Calendar Wednesday business of Wednesday, May 10.
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Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea and nay votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H2566, H2566-67, H2571-72, and H2589. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10:00 a.m. and adjourned at 5:59 p.m.

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