House Passes Bill For Humanitarian Assistance at Southern Border, 230-195
House Session - July 10, 2000

Bills Introduced: 10 public bills, H.R. 4810-4819; and 1 resolution, H. Con. Res. 369, were introduced.
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Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows.
H.R. 1787, to reauthorize the participation of the Bureau of Reclamation in the Deschutes Resources Conservancy (H. Rept. 106-712);
H.R. 4286, to provide for the establishment of the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge in Bibb County, Alabama, amended (H. Rept. 106-713);
H.R. 4132, to reauthorize grants for water resources research and technology institutes established under the Water Resources Research Act of 1984 (H. Rept. 106-714);
H.R. 4442, to establish a commission to promote awareness of the National Wildlife Refuge System among the American public as the System celebrates its centennial anniversary in 2003 (H. Rept. 106-715);
H. Res. 415, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that there should be established a National Ocean Day to recognize the significant role the ocean plays in the lives of the Nation’s people and the important role the Nation’s people must play in the continued life of the ocean, amended (H. Rept. 106-716);
S. 986, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey the Griffith Project to the Southern Nevada Water Authority (H. Rept. 106-717);
H.R. 4108, to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to make grants to improve security at schools, including the placement and use of metal detectors, amended (H. Rept. 106-718);
H.R. 4391, to amend title 4 of the United States Code to establish nexus requirements for State and local taxation of mobile telecommunication services, amended (H. Rept. 106-719); and
H.R. 4811, making appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001 (H. Rept. 106-720).
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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 12:38 p.m. and reconvened at 2:00 p.m.
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Recess: The House recessed at 3:16 p.m. and reconvened at 4:01 p.m.
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Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission: The Chair announced the Speaker’s appointment on June 30, 2000 of Ms. Lura Lynn Ryan of Kankakee, Illinois to the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.
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Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Read a letter from Chairman Shuster wherein he transmitted copies of resolutions approved by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on June 21--referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
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Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Importance of United States History Education: S. Con. Res. 129, expressing the sense of Congress regarding the importance and value of education in United States history;
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Deschutes Resources Conservancy Reauthorization: H.R. 1787, to reauthorize the participation of the Bureau of Reclamation in the Deschutes Resources Conservancy;
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Water Resources Research and Technology Institutes Grants: H.R. 4132, to reauthorize grants for water resources research and technology institutes established under the Water Resources Research Act of 1984;
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Cahaba River Wildlife Refuge in Bibb County, Alabama: H.R. 4286, amended, to provide for the establishment of the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge in Bibb County, Alabama; and
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Conveyance of the Griffith Project to the Southern Nevada Water Authority. S. 986, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey the Griffith Project to the Southern Nevada Water Authority clearing the measure for the President.
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Improvement of Social and Political Conditions in Vietnam: H. Con. Res. 322, amended, expressing the sense of the Congress regarding Vietnamese Americans and others who seek to improve social and political conditions in Vietnam. Agreed to amend the title.
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Suspensions Proceedings Postponed: The House completed debate on the following motions to suspend the rules and postponed further proceedings on the measures:
National Wildlife Refuge System Centennial Act: H.R. 4442, amended, to establish a commission to promote awareness of the National Wildlife Refuge System among the American public as the System celebrates its centennial anniversary in 2003; and
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National Ocean Day: H. Res. 415, amended, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that there should be established a National Ocean Day to recognize the significant role the ocean plays in the lives of the Nation’s people and the important role the Nation’s people must play in the continued life of the ocean.
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Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA, and Related Agencies Appropriations: The House considered amendments to H.R. 4461, making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001. The House previously considered the bill on June 29.
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Agreed To:
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Brown of Ohio amendment No. 38 printed in the Congressional Record that makes available $3 million to the FDA Center for Veterinary Research for research on antibiotic resistance;
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Knollenberg amendment No. 58 printed in the Congressional Record that clarifies that any limitations related to implementation of the Kyoto Protocol shall not apply to activities otherwise authorized by law;
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Boyd amendment No. 56 printed in the Congressional Record that makes the Town of Thompson instead of the town of Harris eligible for the specified loans and grants;
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Boyd amendment that prohibits the use of any funding to recover payments erroneously made to oyster fishermen in the State of Connecticut;
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Crowley amendment No. 36 printed in the Congressional Record that prohibits the FDA from taking actions that restrict the purchase of prescription drugs in Canada and Mexico by United States Citizens (agreed to by a recorded vote of 363 ayes to 12 noes, Roll No. 375);
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Coburn amendment that prohibits the FDA from taking any action to interfere with the import of drugs that have been approved for use within the United States and were manufactured in an FDA-approved facility in the United States, Canada, or Mexico (agreed to by a recorded vote of 370 ayes to 12 noes, Roll No. 377);
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Kaptur amendment that urges the Secretary of Agriculture to use ethanol, biodiesel, and other alternative fuels to the maximum extent practicable in meeting the fuel needs of the Department of Agriculture;
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Rejected:
Coburn amendment No. 6 printed in the Congressional Record that sought to prohibit the use of any funding for drugs solely intended for the chemical inducement of abortion (rejected by a recorded vote of 182 ayes to 187 noes, Roll No. 373);
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Royce amendment No. 47 printed in the Congressional Record that sought to reduce by one percent each amount that is not required to be appropriated or otherwise made available by a provision of law (a recorded vote of 53 ayes to 316 noes, Roll No. 374);
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Royce amendment No. 51 printed in the Congressional Record that sought to prohibit any funding to award any new allocations under the market access program or pay salaries of personnel to award such allocations (rejected by a recorded vote of 77 ayes to 301 noes, Roll No. 376; and
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Sanford amendment No. 33 printed in the Congressional Record that sought to prohibit any funding by the Department of Agriculture to carry out a pilot program under child nutrition programs to study the effects of providing free breakfasts to students without regard to family income (rejected by a recorded vote of 59 ayes to 323 noes, Roll No. 378);
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Points of order sustained against:
Section 741 that sought to make funds available for the market access program assistance;
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Section 752 that sought to limit the use of funding for section 508(k) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act;
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Title VIII that sought to establish the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement act that, among other provisions, removed agricultural and medical sanctions against Cuba;
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Royce amendment No. 52 printed in the Congressional Record that sought to strike a section in the bill previously stricken;
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Rangel amendment that sought to stop the implementation of provisions in foreign assistance and other statutes that prohibit the export of products to Cuba;
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Withdrawn:
Gilman amendment No. 70 printed in the Congressional Record was offered and withdrawn that sought to make available $15 million from the Commodity Credit Corporation to provide compensation to producers of onions, including those in Orange County, New York, who have suffered quality losses due to severe weather conditions; and
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DeFazio amendment No. 26 was offered and withdrawn that sought to reduce Wildlife Services Program funding for livestock protection by $7 million and prohibit any funding to destruct wild predatory mammals for the purpose of protecting livestock.
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Offered:
DeFazio amendment No. 39 printed in the Congressional Record was offered that seeks to reduce Wildlife Services Program funding for livestock protection by $7 million and prohibit any funding to conduct campaigns to destruct wild animals for the purpose of protecting stock;
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The House agreed to H. Res. 538, the rule that is providing for consideration of the bill on June 28.
Further Consideration of Agriculture Appropriations: Agreed that during further consideration of H.R. 4611 that no further amendment shall be in order except (1) pro forma amendments offered by the chairman or ranking member of the Committee on Appropriations or their designees for the purpose of debate; (2) and the following amendments printed in the Congressional Record and numbered 9, 29, 32, 37, 48, 61, and 68, and each debatable for 10 minutes, equally divided and controlled.
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Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate appear on page H5659.
Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on page H5738.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Six recorded votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H5719, H5720, H5720-21, H5721, H5721-22, and H5722-23. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 12:30 p.m. and adjourned at 10:55 p.m.

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