Bills Introduced: 20 public bills, H.R. 4898-4917; 1 private bill, H.R. 4918; and 2 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 378 and H. Res. 561, were introduced.
Pages H6717-18, H6719
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows.
H.R. 4110, to amend title 44, United States Code, to authorize appropriations for the National Historical Publications and Records Commission for fiscal years 2002 through 2005 (H. Rept. 106-768);
H.R. 4700, to grant the consent of the Congress to the Kansas and Missouri Metropolitan Culture District Compact (H. Rept. 106-769);
H.J. Res. 72, granting the consent of the Congress to the Red River Boundary Compact, amended (H. Rept. 106-770);
H.R. 4419, to prevent the use of certain bank instruments for Internet gambling, amended, (H. Rept. 106-771, Pt. 1);
H.R. 4744, to require the General Accounting Office to report to Congress on economically significant rules of Federal agencies (H. Rept. 106-772).
H.R. 4585, to strengthen consumers' control over the use and disclosure of their health information by financial institutions, amended (H. Rept. 106-773, Pt. 1);
H.R. 1954, to regulate motor vehicle insurance activities to protect against retroactive regulatory and legal action and to create fairness in ultimate insurer laws and vicarious liability standards, amended, referred sequentially Committee on the Judiciary (H. Rept. 106-774, Pt. 1); and
H.R. 2580, to encourage the creation, development, and enhancement of State response programs for contaminated sites, removing existing Federal barriers to the cleanup of brownfield sites, and cleaning up and returning contaminated sites to economically productive or other beneficial uses, amended (H. Rept. 106-775, Pt. 1).
Marriage Tax Penalty Relief Reconciliation Act: The House agreed to the conference report on H.R. 4810, to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 103(a)(1) of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2001 by a yea and nay vote of 271 yeas to 156 nays, Roll No. 418.
H. Res. 559, the rule that waived points of order against the conference report was agreed to by yea and nay vote of 279 yeas to 140 noes, roll No. 417.
Recess: The House recessed at 12:54 p.m. and reconvened at 1:39 p.m.
Treasury, Postal Appropriations: The House passed H.R. 4871, making appropriations for the Treasury Department, the United States Postal Service, the Executive Office of the President, and certain Independent Agencies, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001 by a yea and nay vote of 216 yeas to 202 nays, Roll No. 428.
Agreed to Kolbe unanimous consent request to insert language in the enacting clause.
Vitter amendment that increases funding for high intensity drug trafficking areas program by $25 million and decreases IRS administrative funding accordingly (agreed to by a recorded vote of 284 ayes to 134 noes, Roll No. 421);
Klink amendment that increases funding for the Customs Service by $950,000 to purchase equipment to monitor the radioactivity of scrap metal imported into the United States and decreases Treasury Inspector General funding accordingly;
Inslee amendment that requires that all of the Inspector Generals funded under the act report to Congress on any activity taken to monitor individuals who access any Internet site of their agencies;
Gilman amendment that requires that all existing and newly hired workers in any child care center located in an executive facility undergo a criminal history background check;
Deutsch amendment No. 1 printed in the Congressional Record that prohibits any funding to be used to allow the importation of any product that is grown, produced, or manufactured in Iran;
Davis of Virginia amendment that prohibits any funding to be used to implement the amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation contained in the proposed rule published by the Federal Acquisition Regulatory council relating to responsibility considerations of Federal contractors and the allowability of certain contractor costs (agreed to by a recorded vote of 228 ayes to 190 noes, Roll No. 423);
Frelinghuysen amendment No. 6 printed in the Congressional Record that prohibits any funding to be used to collect information on individuals using a Federal Internet site;
Morella amendment No. 12 printed in the Congressional Record that makes the pay of Administrative Appeals Judges comparable to the pay of Administrative Law Judges;
Traficant amendment that prohibits any funding to be used in contravention of the ``Buy American Act;''
Sanders amendment No. 13 printed in the Congressional Record that prohibits the IRS from taking any action in contravention of current age discrimination statutes;
Sanford amendment No. 14 printed in the Congressional Record that removes travel restrictions to Cuba (agreed to a recorded vote of 232 ayes to 186 noes, Roll No. 425);
Maloney of New York amendment No. 9 printed in the Congressional Record that requires a study by OPM on the feasibility of providing paid parental leave to Federal employees; and
Moran of Kansas amendment that prohibits funding to be used to implement sanctions on the sales of agricultural commodities, medicine, or medicinal supplies to Cuba (agreed to by a recorded vote of 301 ayes to 116 noes with 2 voting ``present'', Roll No. 426).
DeLauro amendment that sought to strike section 509 which prohibits any funding to pay for an abortion (rejected by a recorded vote of 184 ayes to 230 noes, Roll No. 422);
Rangel amendment that sought to prohibit any funding to be used by the Treasury Department to enforce the economic embargo of Cuba (rejected by a recorded vote of 174 ayes to 241 noes, Roll No. 424); and
Hostettler amendment No. 8 printed in the Congressional Record that sought to prohibit any funding to be used to enforce, implement, or administer the provisions of the settlement document between Smith & Wesson and the Department of the Treasury (rejected by a recorded vote of 204 ayes to 214 noes, Roll No. 427).
Kucinich amendment No. 3 printed in the Congressional Record was offered and withdrawn that sought to require a report by the IMF and World Bank on agreements with debtor countries which require privatization, lower barriers to imports, raise bank interest rates, eliminate regulations on the environment, and reform labor laws;
Quinn amendment No. 5 printed in the Congressional Record was offered and withdrawn that sought to make available $3.6 million for site acquisition and design of a courthouse in Buffalo, New York;
Wynn amendment was offered and withdrawn that sought to make available $101 million for the design and construction of the FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the White Oak Naval Surface Weapons Center site in Montgomery County, Maryland;
Coburn amendment was offered and withdrawn that sought to strike section 640 which repeals a .5% increase that Federal employees made to their retirement system as a part of the Balanced Budget Act;
Nadler amendment No. 4 printed in the Congressional Record was offered and withdrawn that sought to repeal section 9101 of the Balanced Budget Act which directed the sale of Governor’s Island, New York for $500 million; and
Sanford amendment No. 15 printed in the Congressional Record was offered and withdrawn that sought to limit the number of individuals employed in the Executive Office of the President who travel on presidential trips.
Points of order sustained against:
Section 517, dealing with the import of diamonds into the United States.
H. Res. 560, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was agreed to by a recorded vote of 282 ayes to 141 noes, Roll No. 420. Agreed to D795order the previous question by a yea and nay vote of 250 yeas to 173 nays, Roll No. 419.
Legislative Program: Representative Dreier announced the Legislative Program for the week of July 24.
Legislative Branch Appropriations Conference: The House disagreed to the Senate amendments to H.R. 4516, and agreed to a conference. Appointed as conferees: Chairman Young of Florida, Representatives Taylor of North Carolina, Wamp, Lewis of California, Granger, Peterson of Pennsylvania, Obey, Pastor, Murtha, and Hoyer.
Agreed to the Pastor motion to instruct conferees to insist on the provisions of the Senate amendment with respect to providing $384,867,000 for the General Accounting Office.
Calendar Wednesday: Agreed to dispense with the Calendar Wednesday business of Wednesday, July 26.
Meeting Hour--Monday, July 17: Agreed that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 12:30 on Monday, July 24 for morning-hour debates.
Presidential Message--District of Columbia Budget Request: Read a message from the President wherein he transmitted the District of Columbia’s Fiscal year 2001 Budget Request Act--referred to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered printed (H. Doc. 106-271).
Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate today appear on pages H6603.
Referrals: S. 2102 was referred to the Committee on Resources, S. 2712 was referred to the Committee on Government Reform, S. Con. Res. 57, S. Con. Res. 113, S. Con. Res. 122, and S. Con. Res. 126 were referred to the Committee on International Relations.
Amendments: Amendments ordered pursuant to the rule appear on page H6720.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea and nay votes and eight recorded votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H6608-09, H6617-18, H6620-21, H6621, H6705, H6706, H6706-07, H6707-08, H6708, H6708-09, H6709, and H6710. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10:00 a..m. and adjourned at 11:05 p.m.
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