Bills Introduced: 13 public bills, H.R. 4499-4511; and 3 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 329-330 and H. Res. 507, were introduced.
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
H.R. 4268, to amend title 38, United States Code, to increase amounts of educational assistance for veterans under the Montgomery GI Bill and to enhance programs providing educational benefits under that title, amended (H. Rept. 106-628).
H.R. 3852, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project in the State of Alabama (H. Rept. 106-629); and
S. 1236, to extend the deadline under the Federal Power Act for commencement of the construction of the Arrowrock Dam Hydroelectric Project in the State of Idaho, amended (H. Rept. 106-630).
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he designated Representative Barrett of Nebraska to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations: The House passed H.R. 4475, making appropriations for the Department of Transportation and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001 by a yea and nay vote of 395 yeas to 13 nays, Roll No. 210.
Cox amendment that prohibits any funding for the California State Route 710 freeway extension project through south Pasadena, California;
Andrews amendment, as modified, that reduces funding for the Amtrak Reform Council by $530,000; and
Vitter amendment that prohibits any funding for engineering work related to an additional runway at New Orleans International Airport (agreed to by a recorded vote of 218 ayes to 187 noes, Roll No. 209).
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Jackson-Lee amendment, was offered but subsequently withdrawn, that sought to strike language that prohibits funding of a light rail system in Houston, Texas;
Linder amendment, was offered but subsequently withdrawn, that sought to prohibit funding to require a State or local government to alter its zoning or land use plan for the purposes of a national ambient air quality conformity determination;
Weiner amendment, was offered but subsequently withdrawn, that sought to prohibit funding for a terminal doppler weather radar at the Floyd Bennett Field within the Gateway National Recreation Area in King’s County, New York;
Manzullo amendment, was offered but subsequently withdrawn, that sought to require the FAA pay air traffic controllers the differential between the salary earned after leaving an interim incentive pay facility and returning to other air traffic controller employment; and
Bilbray amendment, was offered but subsequently withdrawn, that sought to prohibit funding for diesel buses except for those with emission levels comparable to those powered by low-polluting fuels.
Points of order sustained against:
The following points of order raised by Representative Shuster were sustained:
Page 14, lines 3 through 8;
Page 20, line 18;
Page 26, line 15;
Page 27, lines 15-16;
Page 33, line 24;
Page 36, lines 15 through 20;
Section 333, page 51; and
Section 334, pages 51 and 52.
Point of order was sustained against the Inslee amendment that sought to require the hydrostatic testing of the entire pipeline running from Allen, Washington to Renton, Washington at 125 maximum operational pressure.
H. Res. 505, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was agreed to by voice vote. Pursuant to the rule, the amendment printed in H. Rept. 106-626 was considered as adopted.
Intelligence Authorization Act for FY 2001: The House completed general debate on H.R. 4392, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2001 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement Disability System. Further consideration will resume at a later date.
The House agreed to H. Res. 506, the rule that is providing for consideration of the bill by a voice vote.
Meeting Hour--Monday, May 22: Agreed that when the house adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, May 22 for morning-hour debates.
Calendar Wednesday: Agreed to dispense with the Calendar Wednesday business of May 24.
Senate Messages: Message received from the Senate appears on pages H3415-16.
Referral: S. 1509 was referred to the Committee on Resources.
Amendments: Amendment printed pursuant to the rule appears on page H3475.
Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea and nay vote and one recorded vote developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H3454 and H3454-55. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 9:00 a.m. and adjourned at 2:42 p.m.