Bills Introduced: 7 public bills, H.R. 4592-4598; 1 private bill, H.R. 4599; and 3 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 347-348 and H. Res. 517, were introduced.
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
H.R. 3125, to prohibit Internet gambling, amended, and referred sequentially to the House Committee on Commerce for a period ending not later than June 23, 2000 (H. Rept. 106-655, Pt. 1);
Report on the Revised Suballocation of Budget Allocations for Fiscal Year 2001 (H. Rept. 106-656);
H. Res. 518, providing for consideration of 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. 106-657); and
H. Res. 519, providing for consideration of H.R. 8, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to phase out the estate and gift taxes over a 10-year period (H. Rept. 106-658).
San Rafael Western Legacy District and National Conservation Act: The House completed general debate and considered amendments to H.R. 3605, to establish the San Rafael Western Legacy District in the State of Utah. The Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rose leaving the bill as unfinished business.
Hansen amendment printed in H. Rept. 106-654, as amended, that specifies the boundaries of the Legacy District. Earlier, agreed to Boehlert substitute to the Hansen amendment that expanded the boundaries of the Legacy District;
Udall of Colorado amendment, as amended, that provides protective status to each section of the Conservation Area pending the completion of the management plan. Earlier agreed to Boehlert substitute to the Udall of Colorado amendment (agreed to by recorded vote of 212 ayes to 211 noes, Roll No. 238). The underlying Udall amendment had sought to provide interim protection to lands not yet designated as Wilderness Study Areas;
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Inslee amendment that defines the boundaries as the land depicted in the Bureau of Land Management map entitled ``San Rafael Western Legacy District and National Conservation Area dated March 28, 2000 (agreed to by a recorded vote of 228 ayes to 194 noes, Roll No. 239);
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Cook amendment that prohibits funding for commercial advertising or commercial billboards; and
Traficant amendment that expresses the sense of Congress that entities should purchase only American-made equipment and products.
Boehlert substitute to the Holt amendment that sought to allow the use of motorized vehicles where authorized by the Bureau of Land Management (rejected by a recorded vote of 210 ayes to 214 noes, Roll No. 240).
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The Holt amendment was offered that seeks to restrict the use of motorized vehicles, except for those needed for administrative purposes or emergencies.
H. Res. 516, the rule that is providing for consideration of the bill was agreed to by voice vote.
DOD Appropriations: The House passed H.R. 4576, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001 by a yea and nay vote of 367 yeas to 58 nays, Roll No. 241.
DeFazio amendment no. 2 printed in the Congressional Record that sought to reduce F-22 procurement funding by $930 million;
Tierney amendment that sought to cancel national missile defense procurement funding of $74.5 million and increase funding for the tri-care senior pharmacy program and other military health programs accordingly;
Kucinich amendment no. 8 printed in the Congressional Record that sought to reduce national missile defense operational test and evaluation funding by $174 million and increase defense health programs accordingly; and
DeFazio amendment that sought to suspend defense contractors who have been convicted of fraud.
Points of Order Sustained Against:
DeFazio amendment that sought to suspend defense contractors who have been convicted of fraud on a total of three or more occasions after the date of enactment.
Sanders amendment no. 11 printed in the Congressional Record, was offered but subsequently withdrawn, that sought to establish a research facility to support research on exposure to hazardous agents and materials by military personnel who D552served in the Persian Gulf War and to study low-level chemical sensitivities.
H. Res. 514, the rule that is providing for consideration of the bill was agreed to by a voice vote.
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures debated on June 6.
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 ( passed by a yea and nay vote of 422 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 242) clearing the measure for the President;
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 ( passed by a yea and nay vote of 423 yeas with none voting ``nay'' Roll No. 243) clearing the measure for the President;
Pine Island Unit in Currituck and Dare Counties, North Carolina Boundary Adjustment: H.R. 4435, amended, to clarify certain boundaries on the map relating to Unit NC01 of the Coastal Barrier Resources System (passed by a yea and nay vote of 421 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 244); and
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 (passed by a yea and nay vote of 406 yeas to 14 nays, Roll No. 245).
Recess: The House recessed at 10:05 p.m. and reconvened at 11:57 p.m.
Senate Messages: Message received from the Senate appears on page H3931.
Referrals: S. 2311 was referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on pages H4036-42.
Quorum Calls Votes: Five yea and nay votes and three recorded votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H3959-60, H3960, H3960-61, H3961, H4018-19, H4019-20, H4020, and H4020-21. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10:00 a.m. and adjourned at 11:58 p.m.
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