During morning hour, members may speak for up to 5 minutes on any topic.
Bills Introduced: 18 public bills, H.R. 5271-5288; 2 private bills, H.R. 5289-5290; and 5 resolutions, H.J. Res. 109; H. Con. Res. 407-408, and H. Res. 590, 593, were introduced.
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows.
H.R. 2641, to make technical corrections to title X of the Energy Policy Act of 1992, amended (H. Rept. 106-886);
H. Res. 591, providing for consideration of H.J. Res. 109, making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2001 (H. Rept. 106-887); and
H. Res. 592, waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to the same day consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules (H. Rept. 106-888).
Speaker pro tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he designated Representative LaHood to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Recess: The House recessed at 12:31 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m.
Recess: The House recessed at 2:55 p.m. and reconvened at 2:58 p.m.
Recess: The House recessed at 3:18 p.m. and reconvened at 5:05 p.m.
Presidential Messages: Read the following messages from the President:D963
National Emergency Re Angola: Message wherein he transmitted his report on the National Emergency with respect to the National Union for the total Independence of Angola--referred to the Committee on International Relations and ordered printed (H. Doc. 106-294);
National Emergency Re Angola: Message wherein he transmitted his 6 month periodic report on the National Emergency with respect to the National Union for the total Independence of Angola--referred to the Committee on International Relations and ordered printed (H. Doc. 106-296); and
National Emergency Re Iran: Message wherein he transmitted his report on the National Emergency with respect to Iran--referred to the Committee on International Relations and ordered printed (H. Doc. 106-297).
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
25th Anniversary of IDEA: H. Con. Res. 399, recognizing the 25th anniversary of the enactment of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 (agreed to by a yea and nay vote of 359 yeas to 2 nays, Roll No. 487);
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College Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act: S. 1455, to enhance protections against fraud in the offering of financial assistance for college education--clearing the measure for the President. Subsequently, the House agreed to H. Con. Res. 407, to direct the Secretary of the Senate to correct technical errors in the enrollment of the bill;
Hmong Veterans' Naturalization Act Amendments: H.R. 5234, to amend the Hmong Veterans' Naturalization Act of 2000 to extend the applicability of that Act to certain former spouses of deceased Hmong veterans;
Small Business Innovation Research Program Reauthorization: H. Res. 590, providing for the concurrence by the House with an amendment in the amendment of the Senate to H.R. 2392, to amend the Small Business Act to extend the authorization for the Small Business Innovation Research Program;
Frederick L. Dewberry, Jr. Post Office Building, Baltimore, Maryland: H.R. 4451, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1001 Frederick Road in Baltimore, Maryland, as the ``Frederick L. Dewberry, Jr. Post Office Building'';
International Food Relief Partnership Act: H.R. 5244, amended, to amend the Agriculture Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954 to authorize assistance for the stockpiling and rapid transportation, delivery, and distribution of shelf stable prepackaged foods to needy individuals in foreign countries;
Penalties for Export Administration Act Violations: H.R. 5239, amended, to provide for increased penalties for violations of the Export Administration Act of 1979;
Serbia and Montenegro Democracy Act: H.R. 1064, amended, to authorize a coordinated program to promote the development of democracy in Serbia and Montenegro;
Asian Pacific Charter Commission Act: H.R. 4899, amended, to establish a commission to promote a consistent and coordinated foreign policy of the United States to ensure economic and military security in the Pacific region of Asia through the promotion of democracy, human rights, the rule of law, free trade, and open markets, Agreed to amend the title; and
Suspension Vote Postponed on 25th Anniversary of the Helsinki Final Act: The House completed debate on the motion to suspend the rules and pass H.J. Res. 100, calling upon the President to issue a proclamation recognizing the 25th anniversary of the Helsinki Final Act. Further proceedings were postponed until Tuesday, September 26.
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate appears on page H7999.
Referrals: S. 2511, was referred to the committee on Resources.
Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea and nay vote developed during the proceedings of the House today and appears on pages H8031-32. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 12:30 p.m. and adjourned at 10:09.