Bills Introduced: 16 public bills, H.R. 4397-4412; 1 private bill, H.R. 4413; and 2 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 320 and H. Res. 498, were introduced.
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
H. Res. 496, providing for consideration of 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 (H. Rept. 106-611); and H.
H. Res. 497, providing for consideration of H.R. 701, to provide Outer Continental Shelf Impact Assistance to State and local governments, to amend the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965, the Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Act of 1978, and the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (commonly referred to as the Pittman-Robertson Act) to establish a fund to meet the outdoor conservation and recreation needs of the American people (H. Rept. 106-612).
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he designated Representative Cooksey to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Recess: The House recessed at 9:54 a.m. and reconvened at 11:00 a.m.
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following:
Ak-Chin Indian Community Water Rights: H.R. 2647, to amend the Act entitled ``An Act relating to the water rights of the Ak-Chin Indian Community'' to clarify certain provisions concerning the leasing of such water rights;
Honoring Veterans Who Died After Their Service In Vietnam; H.R. 3293, amended, to amend the law that authorized the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to authorize the placement within the site of the memorial of a plaque to honor those Vietnam veterans who died after their service in the Vietnam war, but as a direct result of that service (passed by a yea and nay vote of 421 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 150);
Pages H2663-67, H2734-35
Long Term Care Security Act: H.R. 4040, amended, 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;
Trafficking Victims Protection Act: H.R. 3244, amended, to combat trafficking of persons, especially into the sex trade, slavery, and slavery-like conditions in the United States and countries around the world through prevention, through prosecution and enforcement against traffickers, and through protection and assistance to victims of trafficking;
Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Act: H.R. 4386, amended, to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide medical assistance for certain women screened and found to have breast or cervical cancer under a federally funded screening program, to amend the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to surveillance and information concerning the relationship between cervical cancer and the human papillomavirus (HPV) (passed by a yea and nay vote of 421 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No.151);
Pages H2687-98, H2735
Children’s Health Act: H.R. 4365, amended, to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to children’s health (passed by a yea and nay vote of 419 yeas to 2 nays, Roll No. 152 );
Pages H2698-H2720, H2735-36
Long Island Sound Restoration Act: H.R. 3313, amended, to amend section 119 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize the program for Long Island Sound (passed by a yea and nay vote of 391 yeas to 29 nays, Roll No. 153); and
Pages H2720-26, H2736-37
Support of America’s Teachers: H. Res. 492, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives in support of America’s teachers (agreed to by a yea and nay vote of 422 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 149).
Senate Messages: Message received from the Senate appears on page H2657.
Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on pages H2771-79.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Five yea and nay votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H2733-34, H2734-35, H2735, H2735-36, and H2736-37. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 10:20 p.m.