Bills Introduced: 5 public bills, H.R. 4820-4824; and 4 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 370, and H. Res. 544, 547, and 548 were introduced.
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows.
H.R. 2961, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to authorize a 3-year pilot program under which the Attorney General may extend the period for voluntary departure in the case of certain nonimmigrant aliens who require medical treatment in the United States and were admitted under the Visa Waiver Pilot Program (H. Rept. 106-721);
H.R. 4034, to reauthorize the United States Patent and Trademark Office (H. Rept. 106-722);
H.R. 4063, to establish the Rosie the Riveter-World War II Home Front National Historical Park in the State of California, amended (H. Rept. 106-723);
S. 1892, to authorize the acquisition of the Valles Caldera, to provide for an effective land and wildlife management program for this resource within the Department of Agriculture (H. Rept. 106-724).
H.R. 3489, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to regulate interstate commerce in the use of mobile telephones and to strengthen and clarify prohibitions on electronic eaves-dropping, amended (H. Rept. 106-725, Pt. 1);
H.R. 3489, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to regulate interstate commerce in the use of mobile telephones and to strengthen and clarify prohibitions on electronic eaves-dropping, amended (H. Rept. 106-725, Pt. 2);
H. Res. 545, providing for consideration of H.R. 4810, to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 103(a)(1) of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2001 (H. Rept. 106-726); and
H. Res. 546, providing for consideration of H.R. 4811, making appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001 (H. Rept. 106-727).
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Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he designated Representative Sherwood to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Rabbi Linda Motzkin of Saratoga Springs, New York.
Recess: The House recessed at 9:08 a.m. and reconvened at 10:00 a.m.
Suspensions: the House agreed to suspend the rules pass the following measures:
Mobile Telecommunications Sourcing Act: H.R. 4391, amended, to amend title 4 of the United States Code to establish nexus requirements for State and local taxation of mobile telecommunication services. Agreed to amend the title;
Permanent Resident Status to Syrian Nationals: H.R. 4681, amended, to provide for the adjustment of status of certain Syrian nationals;
Aimee’s Law: H.R. 894, amended, to encourage States to incarcerate individuals convicted of murder, rape, or child molestation;
Strongly Objecting to any Effort to Expel the Holy See from its Status as United Nations Permanent Observer: H. Con. Res. 253, expressing the sense of the Congress strongly objecting to any effort to expel the Holy See from the United Nations as a state participant by removing its status as a Permanent Observer (agreed to by a yea and nay vote of 416 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 379);
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Grants for Studies at Foreign Institutions: H.R. 4528, amended, to establish an undergraduate grant program of the Department of State to assist students of limited financial means from the United States to pursue studies at foreign institutions of higher education;
Condemning the Use of Children as Soldiers: H. Con. Res. 348, expressing condemnation of the use of children as soldiers and expressing the belief that the United States should support and, where possible, lead efforts to end this abuse of human rights;
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 (passed by a recorded vote of--403 ayes to 15 noes, Roll No. 380). The motion to suspend the rules was debated on July 10;
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 (agreed to by a recorded vote of 387 ayes to 28 noes with 2 voting ``present'', Roll No. 381). The motion to suspend the rules was debated on July 10;
Rosie the Riveter Home Front National Historical Park: H.R. 4063, to establish the Rosie the Riveter-World War II Home Front National Historical Park in the State of California;
Utah West Desert Land Exchange Act: H.R. 4579, amended, to provide for the exchange of certain lands within the State of Utah;
J.L. Dawkins Post Office in Fayetteville, NC: H.R. 4658, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 301 Green Street in Fayetteville, North Carolina, as the ``J.L. Dawkins Post Office Building''; and
Henry W. McGee Post Office in Chicago, IL: H.R. 3909, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4601 South Cottage Grove Avenue in Chicago, Illinois, as the ``Henry W. McGee Post Office Building.''
Suspensions--Proceedings Postponed: The House completed debate on the following motions to suspend the rules and postponed further proceedings on the measures:
Acquisition of the Baca Ranch with the Valles Caldera: S. 1892, to authorize the acquisition of the Valles Caldera, to provide for an effective land and wildlife management program for this resource within the Department of Agriculture;
Barbara F. Vucanovich Post Office in Reno, NV: H.R. 4169, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2000 Vassar Street in Reno, Nevada, as the ``Barbara F. Vucanovich Post Office Building;'' and
Samuel H. Lacy, Sr. Post Office in Baltimore, MD: H.R. 4447, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 919 West 34th Street in Baltimore, Maryland, as the ``Samuel H. Lacy, Sr. Post Office Building.''
Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA, and Related Agencies Appropriations: The House passed 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 by a yea and nay vote of 339 yeas to 82 nays, Roll No. 385. The House previously considered the bill on June 29 and July 10.
DeFazio amendment No. 39 printed in the Congressional Record that sought 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 (rejected by a recorded vote of 190 ayes to 228 noes, Roll No. 382);
Sanford amendment No. 48 printed in the Congressional Record that sought to prohibit any funding for payments to wool and mohair producers (a recorded vote of 166 ayes to 255 noes, Roll No. 383); and
Burton of Indiana amendment No. 68 printed in the Congressional Record that sought to prohibit waivers on applicable conflicts of interest rules to members of vaccine-related Federal advisory committees (rejected by a recorded vote of 168 ayes to 253 noes, Roll No. 384).
Allen amendment No. 32 printed in the Congressional Record was offered and withdrawn that sought to require pharmaceutical manufacturers to identify the total cost of research and development and amounts paid with State or Federal funds in new drug applications;
Brown of Ohio amendment No. 37 printed in the Congressional Record was offered and withdrawn that sought to require pharmaceutical manufacturers to disclose the average price charged for drugs in each country that is a member of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development; and
Kucinich amendment No. 9 printed in the Congressional Record was offered and withdrawn that sought to establish the Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act.
The House agreed to H. Res. 538, the rule that is providing for consideration of the bill on June 28.
Senate Messages: Message received from the Senate appears on page H5739.
Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on pages H5843-46.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea and nay votes and five recorded votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H5764-65, H5765, H5766, H5787, H5788, H5788-89, and H5791. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 10:10 p.m.
9:01AM - 9:09AM ETMorning Hour