Bills Introduced: 12 public bills, H.R. 4528-4539; and 2 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 334-335, were introduced.
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
Conference report on H.R. 2559, to amend the Federal Crop Insurance Act to strengthen the safety net for agricultural producers by providing greater access to more affordable risk management tools and improved protection from production and income loss, to improve the efficiency and integrity of the Federal crop insurance program (H. Rept. 106-639);
H. Res. 512, waiving points of order against the conference report to accompany H.R. 2559, to amend the Federal Crop Insurance Act to strengthen the safety net for agricultural producers by providing greater access to more affordable risk management tools and improved protection from production and income loss, to improve the efficiency and integrity of the Federal crop insurance program (H. Rept. 106-640); and
H. Res. 513, providing for consideration of H.R. 4461, making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001 (H. Rept. 106-641).
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Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he designated Representative LaTourette to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Journal: Agreed to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal of Tuesday, May 23 by a yea and nay vote of 345 yeas to 54 nays with one voting ``present'', Roll No. 224.
Normal Trade Relations Treatment to China: The House passed H.R. 4444, to authorize extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to the People’s Republic of China by a recorded vote of 237 ayes to 197 noes, Roll No. 228. Agreed to amend the title.
Rejected the Bonior motion to recommit the bill to the Committees on Ways and Means and International Relations with instructions to report it back forthwith with an amendment that revokes normal trade relations with China if Taiwan is attacked or invaded by a recorded vote of 176 ayes to 258 noes, Roll No. 227.
Pursuant to the rule, the House agreed to the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in H. Rept. 106-636.
The House agreed to H. Res. 510, the rule that provided for further consideration of the bill by a yea and nay vote of 294 yeas to 136 nays, Roll No. 225.
Office of Compliance Board of Directors: The Chair announced the joint appointment by the Speaker and Minority Leader of the House of Representatives and the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate of Ms. Barbara L. Camens of Washington, D.C. and Ms. Roberta L. Holzwarth of Rockford, Illinois to the Board of Directors of the Office of Compliance.
Commending Israel For Its Withdrawal From Southern Lebanon: The House completed debate on H. Con. Res. 331, commending Israel’s redeployment from southern Lebanon.
Further proceedings will resume on May 25.
Recess: The House recessed at 8:10 p.m. and reconvened at 10:41 p.m.
Recess: The House recessed at 10:42 p.m. and reconvened at 12:32 a.m.
Senate Messages: Message received from the Senate appears on page H3652.
Referrals: S. Con. Res. 116 was referred to the Committee on International Relations.
Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on page H3814.
Quorum Calls--Votes: One quorum call (Roll No. 226), two yea and nay votes and two recorded votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H3651-52, H3661-62, H3711, H3745-46, and H3746-47.
Adjournment: The House met at 10:00 a.m. and adjourned at 12:34 a.m. on Thursday, May 25.