Bills Introduced: 15 public bills, H.R. 4620-4634; and 4 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 351 and H. Res. 520-522, were introduced.
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
H.R. 1775, to catalyze restoration of estuary habitat through more efficient financing of projects and enhanced coordination of Federal and non-Federal restoration program, amended (H. Rept. 106-561, Pt. 2); and
H.R. 4201, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to clarify the service obligations of noncommercial educational broadcast stations, amended (H. Rept. 106-662).
Journal: Agreed to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal of Wednesday, June 7 by yea and nay vote of 330 yeas to 51 nays with 2 voting ``present'', Roll No. 251.
Pages H4123, H4127
Death Tax Elimination Act of 2000: The House passed H.R. 8, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to phase out the estate and gift taxes over a 10-year period by a recorded vote of 279 ayes to 136 noes, Roll No. 254.
Rejected the Doggett motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Ways and Means with instructions to report it back with an amendment to deny gift and tax exclusion to political organizations that fail to meet reporting and disclosure requirements by a recorded vote of 202 ayes to 216 noes, Roll No. 253.
Pursuant to the rule, the Committee on Ways and Means amendment in the nature of a substitute now printed in the bill, H. Rept. 106-651, was considered as adopted.
Rejected the Rangel amendment in the nature of a substitute that sought to provide a 20% reduction to estate and gift taxes and increase the limit on the small business exclusion from $1.3 million to $2 million by a yea and nay vote of 196 yeas to 222 nays, Roll No. 252.
The House agreed to H. Res. 519, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill on June 8.
First Flight Centennial Federal Advisory Board: The Chair announced the Speaker’s appointment, upon the recommendation of the Minority Leader, of Ms. Mary Mathews of Ohio to the First Flight Centennial Federal Advisory Board.
Federal Judicial Center Foundation: The Chair announced the Speaker’s reappointment, upon the recommendation of the Minority Leader, of Mr. Benjamin Zelenko of Maryland to the Federal Judicial Center Foundation for a five-year term.
Senate Messages: Message received from the Senate appears on page H4123.
Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on pages H4175-76.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea and nay votes and two recorded votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H4127, H4159-60, H4162-63, and H4163-64. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10:00 a.m. and adjourned at 2:45 p.m..
9:01AM - 2:46PM ETHouse Session