Bills Introduced: 12 public bills, H.R. 4717-4728; and 2 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 361-362, were introduced.
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows.
H.R. 1959, to designate the Federal building located at 743 East Durango Boulevard in San Antonio, Texas, as the ``Adrian A. Spears Judicial Training Center,'' amended (H. Rept. 106-688);
H.R. 4608, to designate the United States courthouse located at 220 West Depot Street in Greeneville, Tennessee, as the ``James H. Quillen United States Courthouse'' (H. Rept. 106-689);
H.R. 3323, to designate the Federal building located at 158-15 Liberty Avenue in Jamaica, Queens, New York, as the ``Floyd H. Flake Federal Building'' (H. Rept. 106-690); and
H.R. 2909, to provide for implementation by the United States of the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption, amended (H. Rept. 106-691).
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he designated Representative Quinn to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Rev. Dr. C. Frederick Horbach of Vineland, New Jersey.
Legislative Branch Appropriations: The House passed H.R. 4516, making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001 by a yea and nay vote of 373 yeas to 50 nays, Roll No. 313.
Taylor of North Carolina amendment No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 106-685 that increases total funding in the bill by $95.8 million for various House, Capitol Police, CBO, Architect, CRS, GPO, and GAO accounts; and
Camp amendment No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 106-685 that requires unspent office funds be used for deficit or debt reduction.
Ryan of Wisconsin amendment No. 3 printed in H. Rept. 106-685 that sought to require savings, from appropriations amendments which reduce or cut funding, be captured and devoted to debt reduction, unless otherwise directed to other discretionary spending (rejected by a recorded vote of 184 ayes to 235 noes, Roll No. 312).
Agreed to H. Res. 530, the rule that provided for the bill by yea and nay vote of 234 yeas to 173 nays, Roll No. 311.
Commerce, Justice, State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations: The House completed general debate and began considering amendments to H.R. 4690, making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001.
Serrano amendment that increases funding for the Legal Services Corporation by $134 million and decreases various programs accordingly;
McGovern amendment No. 7 printed in the Congressional Record that increases funding for the SBA Women’s Business Centers and Women Owned Business Council by $4.5 million and decreases the Telecommunications Carrier Compliance Fund accordingly; and
Campbell amendment No. 19 printed in the Congressional Record that reduces Federal Prison System Salaries and Expenses funding by $173,480, the average cost of incarcerating the non-citizens now detained when the INS denied bond, asylum, or other relief based on secret evidence (agreed to by a recorded vote of 239 ayes to 173 noes, Roll No. 315).
Pages H4997-H5007, H5029
Serrano amendment that sought to increase funding for the Justice Department Civil Rights Division D647by $11.7 million and decrease Federal Prison System funding by $16 million;
Rush amendment No. 9 printed in the Congressional Record that sought to increase funding for the Office of Justice Programs Weed and Seed Program by $8.5 million and decrease the FBI Salaries and Expenses account accordingly;
Pages H4993, H4994
Rush amendment No. 10 printed in the Congressional Record that sought to increase funding for the Community Oriented Policing Services School Violence Initiatives program by $5 million and decrease the FBI Salaries and Expenses account accordingly;
Hinchey amendment No. 22 printed in the Congressional Record that sought to increase funding for Economic Development Assistance programs by $49.5 million and decrease Office of Justice Programs, State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance programs accordingly (rejected by a recorded vote of 128 ayes to 284 noes, Roll No. 316);
Pages H5010-11, H5030
Scott amendment No. 36 printed in the Congressional Record that sought to increase funding for Boys and Girls clubs by $60.8 million and Drug Courts by $60.8 million and decrease Truth in Sentencing Incentive Grant funding accordingly (rejected by a recorded vote of 184 ayes to 226 noes, Roll No. 317);
Pages H5011-12, H5030-31
Scott amendment No. 35 printed in the Congressional Record that sought to increase funding for Crime Identification Technology Programs by $10 million and decrease Truth in Sentencing Incentive Grant funding accordingly; and
DeGette amendment that sought to strike section 103 which prohibits any funding to pay for an abortion except where the life of the mother would be endangered (rejected by a recorded vote of 156 ayes to 254 noes, Roll No. 318).
Pages H5021-27, H5031-32
Points of order sustained against:
Obey amendment No. 30 printed in the Congressional Record that sought to increase funding for the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice by $20.7 million and antitrust activities of the Federal Trade Commission by $29.7 million;
Lowey amendment No. 5 printed in the Congressional Record that sought to make available $150 million for discretionary grants to hire up to 1,000 prosecutors to work on gun-related cases;
Weiner amendment No. 12 printed in the Congressional Record that sought to increase Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) funding by $740 million;
DeGette amendment was offered and subsequently withdrawn that sought to make available $750,000 for a Site Security Report concerning Chemical Safety and Site Security Information;
Jackson-Lee amendment was offered and subsequently withdrawn that sought to increase funding for violence against women grants by $8 million and decrease International Boundary and Water Commission Salaries and Expenses funding accordingly;
Agreed to H. Res. 529, the rule that is providing for consideration of the bill by a yea and nay vote of 225 yeas to 188 nays, Roll No. 314.
Further Consideration of Commerce, Justice, State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations: Agreed that during further consideration of H.R. 4690 that no further amendment be in order except pro forma amendments offered by the Chairman or ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their designee for the purpose of debate and amendments printed in the Congressional Record on or before June 22; that the Clerk be authorized to print amendments to the bill that are at the desk by the close of business; and that before consideration of any other amendment, it shall be in order to consider the amendment offered by Representative Waxman to section 110, which shall be debatable for 40 minutes.
Presidential Messages: Read the following messages from the President:
National Emergency re Russian Federation Nuclear Weapons: Message wherein he transmitted his report on the national emergency with respect to the risk of nuclear proliferation created by the accumulation in the Russian Federation of a large volume of weapons-usable fissile material--referred to the Committee on International Relations and ordered printed (H. Doc. 106-259) and;
National Emergency re Iran: Message wherein he transmitted his report on the national emergency with respect to Iran--referred to the Committee on International Relations and ordered printed (H. Doc. 106-260).
Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on pages H5037-38.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea and nay votes and five recorded votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H4934, H4956, H4957, H4961-62, H5029, H5030, H5031, and H5031-32. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10:00 a.m. and adjourned at 12:05 a.m. on Friday, June 24.
10:01AM - 12:05AM ETHouse Session