House Session - July 17, 2000

Bills Introduced: 4 public bills, H.R. 4864-4867; and 1 resolution, H. Con. Res. 372, were introduced.
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Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows.
H.R. 4437, to grant to the United States Postal Service the authority to issue semipostals, amended (H. Rept. 106-734, Pt. 1);
H.R. 2671, to provide for the Yankton Sioux Tribe and the Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska certain benefits of the Missouri River Basin Pick-Sloan project (H. Rept. 106-735);
H.R. 2435, to expand the boundaries of the Gettysburg National Military Park to include the Wills House, amended (H. Rept. 106-736);
H.R. 3468, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey to certain water rights to Duchesne City, Utah (H. Rept. 106-737);
H.R. 3817, to redesignate the Big South Trail in the Comanche Peak Wilderness Area of Roosevelt National Forest in Colorado as the ``Jaryd Atadero Legacy Trail'', amended (H. Rept. 106-738);
H.R. 2773, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate the Wekiva River and its tributaries of Rock Springs Run and Black Water Creek in the State of Florida as components of the national wild and scenic rivers system, amended (H. Rept. 106-739);
H.R. 2833, to establish the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, amended (H. Rept. 106-740);
H.R. 2919, to promote preservation and public awareness of the history of the Underground Railroad by providing financial assistance, to the Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, amended (H. Rept. 106-741);
H.R. 3236, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to enter into contracts with the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District, Utah, to use Weber Basin Project facilities for the impounding, storage, and carriage of nonproject water for domestic, municipal, industrial, and other beneficial purposes, amended (H. Rept. 106-742);
H.R. 3291, to provide for the settlement of the water rights claims of the Shivwits Band of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, amended (H. Rept. 106-743);
H.R. 3657, to provide for the conveyance of a small parcel of public domain land in the San Bernardino National Forest in the State of California, amended (H. Rept. 106-744);
H.R. 3999, to clarify the process for the adoption of local constitutional self-government for the United States Virgin Islands and Guam, amended (H. Rept. 106-745);
S. 439, to amend the National Forest and Public Lands of Nevada Enhancement Act of 1988 to adjust the boundary of the Toiyabe National Forest, Nevada (H. Rept. 106-746);
S. 1629, to provide for the exchange of certain land in the State of Oregon (H. Rept. 106-747);
S. 1374, to authorize the development and maintenance of a multi agency campus project in the town of Jackson, Wyoming (H. Rept. 106-748);
S. 1705, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to enter into land exchanges to acquire from the private owner and to convey to the State of Idaho approximately 1,240 acres of land near the City of Rocks National Reserve, Idaho (H. Rept. 106-749);
H.R. 3676, to establish the Santa Rosa and San Jacinth Mountains National Monument in the State of California, amended (H. Rept. 106-750);
H.R. 4115, to authorize appropriations for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, amended (H. Rept. 106-751);
H. Res. 553, providing for consideration of a motion to go to conference on any Senate amendments to 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. 106-752);
H.R. 4843, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for retirement security and pension reform, amended (H. Rept. 106-753); and
Conference report on H.R. 4576, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001 (H. Rept. 106-754).
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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 12:41 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m.
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Recess: The House recessed at 4:41 p.m. and reconvened at 7 p.m.
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Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Postage Stamps Sold At A Premium: H.R. 4437, amended, to grant to the United States Postal Service the authority to issue semipostals;
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Vicki Coceano Post Office Building in Miramar City, Florida: H.R. 3985, amended, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14900 Southwest 30th Street in Miramar D762City, Florida, as the ``Vicki Coceano Post Office Building.'' Agreed to amend the title;
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Inadequate Security Policy and Procedures within the National Nuclear Security Administration: H. Res. 534, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the recent nuclear weapons security failures at Los Alamos National Laboratory demonstrate that security policy and security procedures within the National Nuclear Security Administration remain inadequate, that the individuals responsible for such policy and procedures must be held accountable for their performance, and that immediate action must be taken to correct security deficiencies x(agreed to by a yea and nay vote of 391 yeas to 5 nays with 2 voting ``present'', Roll No. 401);
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Rehabilitation of Floodwater Retention Projects: H.R. 728, amended, to amend the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to provide cost share assistance for the rehabilitation of structural measures constructed as part of water resource projects previously funded by the Secretary under such Act or related laws. Agreed to amend the title;
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Congratulating the Republic of Latvia on the 10th Anniversary Reestablishment of its Independence: H. Con. Res. 319, congratulating the Republic of Latvia on the 10th anniversary of the reestablishment of its independence from the rule of the former Soviet Union (agreed to by a yea and nay vote of 398 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 402); and
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Attack on the Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina: H. Res. 531, amended, condemning the 1994 attack on the AMIA Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, urging the Argentine Government to punish those responsible (agreed to by a yea and nay vote of 402 yeas to one nay, Roll No. 403).
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Suspension Failed--Internet Gambling Prohibition: The House failed to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 3125, amended, to prohibit Internet gambling (With 2/3 required to pass, failed by a yea and nay vote of 245 yeas to 159 nays, Roll No. 404).
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Order of Business--Disapproving the Extension of Trade Waiver to China: Agreed that it be in order an any time on Tuesday, July 18, or any day thereafter to consider H.J. Res. 103, disapproving the extension of the waiver authority contained in section 402(c) of the Trade Act of 1974 with respect to the People’s Republic of China, that it be considered as read, that all points of order against it and against its consideration be waived ; that it be debatable for two hours equally divided and controlled by the Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means (in opposition) and a Member in support; that pursuant to sections 152 and 153 of the Trade Act of 1974, the previous question be considered as ordered to final passage without intervening motion; and that these provisions shall not otherwise apply to any joint resolution disapproving the extension of the waiver authority with respect to China for the remainder of the second session of the 106th Congress. Further it is the intent that the 2 hours of debate be yielded fairly between members of the majority and minority parties on both sides of the issue.
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Late Report--DOD Conference Report: The Committee on Appropriations received permission to have until midnight to file a conference report on H.R. 4576, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001.
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Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea and nay votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H6086, H6087, H6087-88, and H6088. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 12:30 p.m. and adjourned at 10 p.m.

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