Bills Introduced: 5 public bills, H.R. 4391-4395, and 1 private bill, H.R. 4396, were introduced.
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
H.R. 3709, to make permanent the moratorium enacted by the Internet Tax Freedom Act as it applies to new, multiple, and discriminatory taxes on the Internet, amended (H. Rept. 106-609); and
H.R. 4040, to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for the establishment of a program under which long-term care insurance is made available to Federal employees, members of the uniformed services, and civilian and military retirees, amended (H. Rept. 106-610, Pt. 1).
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he designated Representative Biggert to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Recess: The House recessed at 12:43 p.m. and reconvened at 2:00 p.m.
Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies: The Chair announced the appointment of Speaker Hastert, Majority Leader Armey, and Minority Leader Gephardt to the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies.
Presidential Message--District of Columbia Courts: Read a message from the President wherein he transmitted the FY 2001 Budget Request of the District of Columbia Courts--referred to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered printed (H. Doc. 106-233).
Recess: The House recessed at 3:25 p.m. and reconvened at 7:00 p.m.
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following:
Minidoka Reclamation Project, Idaho: H.R. 3577, to increase the amount authorized to be appropriated for the north side pumping division of the Minidoka reclamation project, Idaho (passed by a yea and nay vote of 385 yeas to 6 nays, Roll No. 147);
Pages H2619-20, H2632
Contributions of Americans of German Heritage H. Con. Res. 89, recognizing the Hermann Monument and Hermann Heights Park in New Ulm, Minnesota, as a national symbol of the contributions of Americans of German heritage (agreed to by a yea and nay vote of 389 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 148);
Pages H2620-21, H2632-33
National Estuary Program Grants: H.R. 1237, amended, to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to permit grants for the national estuary program to be used for the development and implementation of a comprehensive conservation and management plan, to reauthorize appropriations to carry out the program; and
Southeast Federal Center in the District of Columbia: H.R. 3069, amended, to authorize the Administrator of General Services to provide for redevelopment of the Southeast Federal Center in the District of Columbia.
Suspension Failed--Discrimination Claims Against the Department of Agriculture Brought by African-American Farmers: H. Con. Res. 296, expressing the sense of the Congress regarding the necessity to expedite the settlement process for discrimination claims against the Department of Agriculture brought by African-American farmers (failed to agreed to by a yea and nay vote of 216 yeas to 180 nays, Roll No. 146, \2/3\ required for passage).
Pages H2623-28, H2631-32
Senate Messages: Message received from the Senate appears on page H2617.
Referrals: S. 2370 was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and S. Con. Res. 109 was referred to the Committee on International Relations.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea and nay votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H2631-32, H2632, and H2632-33. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 12:30 p.m. and adjourned at 9:50 p.m.