Bills Introduced: 14 public bills, H.R. 4762-4775; and 5 resolutions, H. Res. 533-537, were introduced.
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows.
H.R. 4717, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require 527 organizations and certain other tax-exempt organizations to disclose their political activities, amended (H. Rept. 106-702);
H.R. 4680, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a voluntary program for prescription drug coverage under the Medicare Program, to modernize the Medicare Program, amended (H. Rept. 106-703, Pt. 1);
H. Res. 538, providing for consideration of H.R. 4461, making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and D672Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001 (H. Rept. 106-704); and
H. Res. 539, providing for consideration of H.R. 4680, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a voluntary program for prescription drug coverage under the Medicare Program, to modernize the Medicare Program (H. Rept. 106-705).
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he designated Representative Walden to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Recess: The House recessed at 9:22 a.m. and reconvened at 10:00 a.m.
Recess: The House recessed at 10:15 a.m. and reconvened at 10:25 a.m.
Recess: The House recessed at 1:15 p.m. and reconvened at 2:00 p.m.
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Placement of a Statue of Chief Washakie of Wyoming in Statuary Hall: H. Con. Res. 333, amended, providing for the acceptance of a statue of Chief Washakie, presented by the people of Wyoming, for placement in National Statuary Hall;
Presentation of the Congressional Gold Medal to Father Theodore Hesburgh: H. Con. Res. 344, amended, permitting the use of the rotunda of the Capitol for a ceremony to present the Congressional Gold Medal to Father Theodore Hesburgh;
Concern About Title Loans and Usurious Interest Rates: H. Con. Res. 312, amended, expressing the sense of the Congress that the States should more closely regulate title pawn transactions and outlaw the imposition of usurious interest rates on title loans to consumers (agreed to by a yea and nay vote of 420 yeas to 6 nays, Roll No. 331). Agreed to amend the title;
Pages H5179-81, H5205-06
Constitutionality of Ohio State Motto: H. Res. 494, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Ohio State motto is constitutional and urging the courts to uphold its constitutionality (agreed to by a yea and nay vote of 333 yeas to 27 nays with 66 voting ``present'', Roll No. 332);
Pages H5182-85, H5206
Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Amendments: S. 1515, amended, to amend the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act;
Small Business Certified Development Company Program Improvements: H. Res. 533, providing for the concurrence by the House with an amendment in the amendment of the Senate to H.R. 2614, Certified Development Company Program Improvements Act;
James H. Quillen United States Courthouse: 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'' (passed by a yea and nay vote of 421 yeas to 2 nays with 1 voting ``present'', Roll No. 333);
Pages H5194-98, H5207
Federal Protective Service Reforms: H.R. 809, to amend the Act of June 1, 1948, to provide for reform of the Federal Protective Service;
Adrian A. Spears Judicial Training Center: H.R. 1959, amended, to designate the Federal building located at 743 East Durango Boulevard in San Antonio, Texas, as the ``Adrian A. Spears Judicial Training Center.'' Agreed to amend the title;
Floyd H. Flake Federal Building: 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;'' and
Disclosure of Political Activities: H.R. 4762, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require 527 organizations to disclose their political activities (passed by a recorded vote of 385 ayes to 39 noes, Roll No. 341).
Presidential Messages: Read the following messages from the President:
National Emergency Re Iran: Message wherein he transmitted his periodic report on the national emergency with respect to Iran--referred to the Committee on International Relations and ordered printed (H. Doc. 106-261) and
Expanded Threat Reduction Initiative: Message wherein he transmitted his expanded threat reduction initiative--referred to the Committee on International Relations and ordered printed (H. Doc. 106-263).
Energy and Water Development Appropriations: The House passed H.R. 3733, making appropriations for energy and water development for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001 by a yea and nay vote of 407 yeas to 19 nays, Roll No. 342.
Pages H5211-82, H5290-91
Boehlert amendment that makes modifications to the administration of laws pertaining to the regulation of navigable waters and wetlands;
Salmon amendment that increases funding for solar and renewable energy technology programs by $40 million and decreases Atomic Energy Defense Activities funding accordingly;
Kingston amendment No. 8 printed in the Congressional Record that requires the Department of Energy Inspector General to conduct a study on the economic basis of recent gasoline prince levels;
Kingston amendment No. 9 printed in the Congressional Record that requires the Secretary of Energy to report to Congress on activities taken by the executive branch to address high gasoline princes and develop an overall national energy strategy;
Visclosky amendment that specifies that the limitations related to the Kyoto Protocol shall not apply to any activity otherwise authorized by law;
Sherwood amendment printed in H. Rept. 106-701 that includes the text of H.R. 2884, as passed the House, and includes provisions to reauthorize the Strategic Petroleum Reserve through 2003, authorize the Energy Department to buy oil from stripper wells, and establish a regional home heating oil reserve in the Northeast (agreed to by a recorded vote of 393 ayes to 33 noes, Roll No. 339);
Pages H5269-74, H5281-82
Kingston amendment, as modified, that prohibits any funding to be used to pay the salary of any employee at the Los Alamos National Laboratory who has failed to undergo a polygraph examination pursuant to section 3154(c) of Public Law 106-65; and
Ryun of Kansas amendment that prohibits the dual-hatting of employees in positions within the National Nuclear Security Administration and the Department of Energy (agreed to by a recorded vote of 239 ayes to 187 noes, Roll No. 340).
Pages H5278-79, H5282
Hulshof amendment No. 5 printed in the Congressional Record that sought to increase Corps of Engineers General Investigations funding by $2 million for the upper Mississippi River comprehensive plan and decrease Corps general expenses funding accordingly (rejected by a recorded vote of 165 ayes to 262 noes, Roll No. 334);
Pages H5224-27, H5245-46
Gilchrest amendment that sought to delete Corps of Engineers General investigations funding of $100,000 for the C&D Canal deepening project (rejected by a recorded vote of 153 ayes to 273 noes, Roll No. 335);
Pages H5227-31, H5246
Gilchrest amendment that sought to delete Corps of Engineers operations and maintenance funding of $6.8 million to straighten the Tolchester Channel ``S'' turn (rejected by a recorded vote of 145 ayes to 281 noes, Roll No. 336);
Pages H5232-37, H5247
Foley amendment No. 4 printed in the Congressional Record that sought to increase funding for renewable energy research by $19 million, apply $3.5 million to debt reduction and cancel the $22.5 million funding for the Nuclear Energy Research Initiative (rejected by a recorded vote of 71 ayes to 356 noes, Roll No. 337);
Pages H5254-56, H5280
Andrews amendment No. 1 printed in the Congressional Record that sought to prohibit the use of any funding to carry out the project for the deepening of the main channel of the Delaware River in Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania before June 1, 2001 (rejected by a recorded vote of 176 ayes to 249 noes, Roll No. 338);
Pages H5262-67, H5280-81
Ryan of Wisconsin amendment that sought to prohibit any funding to be used for construction of the National Ignition Facility;
Ehlers amendment was offered and withdrawn that sought to increase Corps of Engineers general investigations funding by $100,000 for a study dealing with the sustainable use of Great Lakes water;
Ney amendment was offered and withdrawn that sought to increase funding for the Appalachian Regional Commission by $3 million and decrease Department of Energy Departmental Administration funding accordingly;
Gekas amendment was offered and withdrawn that sought to establish a nine-member national energy self-sufficiency commission; and
Hansen amendment was offered and withdrawn that sought to prohibit any funding for the interim storage of spent nuclear fuel, low-level radioactive waste, or high-level radioactive waste on any reservation lands of the Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians.
Agreed to H. Res. 532, the rule that is providing for consideration of the bill by voice vote.
Recess: The House recessed at 12:31 a.m. on Wednesday, June 28 and reconvened at 3:29 a.m. on Thursday, June 29.
Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on pages H5241-42.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea and nay votes and eight recorded votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H5205-06, H5206, H5207, H5245-46, H5246, H5247, H5280, H5280-81, H5281-82, H5282, H5289-90, and H5290-91. There were no quorum calls.D674
Adjournment: The House met at 9:00 a.m. and adjourned at 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 28.