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House Session - June 6, 2000

Bills Introduced: 12 public bills, H.R. 4579-4590; 1 private bill, H.R. 4591; and 4 resolutions, H.J. Res. 99 and H. Con. Res. 344-346, were introduced.
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Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
Filed on June 1, H.R. 4576, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001 (H. Rept. 106-644);
Filed on June 1, H.R. 4577, making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001 (H. Rept. 106-645);
Filed on June 1, H.R. 4578, making appropriations for the Department of the Interior and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001 (H. Rept. 106-646);
H.R. 3605, to establish the San Rafael Western Legacy District in the State of Utah, and for other purposes, amended (H. Rept. 106-647);
H.R. 4435, to clarify certain boundaries on the map relating to Unit NC01 of the Coastal Barrier Resources System (H. Rept. 106-648);
H.R. 3176, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study to determine ways of restoring the natural wetlands conditions in the Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge, Hawaii (H. Rept. 106-649);
H.R. 3535, to amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to eliminate the wasteful and unsportsmanlike practice of shark finning, amended (H. Rept. 106-650);
H.R. 8, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to phaseout the estate and gift taxes over a 10-year period, amended (H. Rept. 106-651).
H. Res. 514, providing for consideration of H.R. 4576, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001 (H. Rept. 106-652);
H. Res. 515, providing for consideration of H.R. 4577, making appropriations for the Department of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for fiscal year ending September 30, 2001 (H. Rept. 106-653); and
H. Res. 516, providing for consideration of H.R. 3605, to establish the San Rafael Western Legacy District in the State of Utah (H. Rept. 106-654).
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Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he designated Representative Biggert to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Recess: The House recessed at 10:31 a.m. and reconvened at noon.
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Recess: The House recessed at 1:46 p.m. and reconvened at 6 p.m.
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Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Designating the Washington, D.C. Opera as the National Opera: H.R. 4542, to designate the Washington Opera in Washington, D.C., as the National Opera;
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Commending the United States Congressional Philharmonic Society: H. Con. Res. 229, expressing the sense of Congress regarding the United States Congressional Philharmonic Society and its mission of promoting musical excellence throughout the educational system and encouraging people of all ages to commit to the love and expression of musical performance;
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Celebrating the Importance of African-American Music: H. Res. 509, amended, recognizing the importance of African-American music to global culture and calling on the people of the United States to study, reflect on, and celebrate African-American music (agreed to by a yea and nay vote of 382 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 234);
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Les Aspin Post Office Building: H.R. 4241, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1818 Milton Avenue in Janesville, Wisconsin, as the ``Les Aspin Post Office Building'' (passed by a yea and nay vote of 378 yeas to 6 nays, Roll No. 235);
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Matthew F. McHugh Post Office: H.R. 3030, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 757 Warren Road in Ithaca, New York, as the ``Matthew F. McHugh Post Office'' (passed by a yea and nay vote of 385 yeas to 2 nays, Roll No. 236); and
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Shark Finning Prohibition Act: H.R. 3535, amended, to amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to eliminate the wasteful and unsportsmanlike practice of shark finning (passed by a yea and nay vote of 390 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 237).
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Suspensions--Further Proceedings Postponed: The House postponed further proceedings on the following motions to suspend the rules that were debated on Tuesday, June 6. Proceedings will resume on Wednesday, June 7.
Carlsbad, New Mexico Irrigation District Land Transfer: S. 291, to convey certain real property within the Carlsbad Project in New Mexico to the Carlsbad Irrigation District;
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Wellton-Mohawk Irrigation District, Arizona Land Transfer: S. 356, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain works, facilities, and titles of the Gila Project, and designated lands within or adjacent to the Gila Project, to the Wellton-Mohawk Irrigation and Drainage District;
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Pine Island Unit in Currituck and Dare Counties, North Carolina Boundary Adjustment: H.R. 4435, to clarify certain boundaries on the map relating to Unit NC01 of the Coastal Barrier Resources System; and
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Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge, Hawaii: H.R. 3176, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study to determine ways of restoring the natural wetlands conditions in the Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge, Hawaii.
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Freedom to E-File Act: The House agreed to the Senate Amendment to the House amendments to S. 777, to require the Department of Agriculture to establish an electronic filing and retrieval system to enable the public to file all required paperwork electronically with the Department and to have access to public information on farm programs, quarterly trade, economic, and production reports, and other similar information--clearing the measure for the President.
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Congressional Gold Medal to the Late Charles M. Schulz: The House agreed to the Senate amendments to H.R. 3642 , to authorize the President to award posthumously a gold medal on behalf of the Congress to Charles M. Schulz in recognition of his lasting artistic contributions to the Nation and the world--clearing the measure for the President.
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Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on pages H3926-29.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea and nay votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H3889-90, H3890, H3890-91, and H3891-92. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10:30 a.m. and adjourned at 10:54 p.m.

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