The House is scheduled to take up H.R. 4365, the Children’s Health Act of 2000, and H.R. 1795, the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Engineering Establishment Act; and may consider H.R. 4578, the Department of the Interior and Related Agnecies Appropriations Act, 2001 Conference Report, should it become available.
Bills Introduced: 19 public bills, H.R.5311-5329; and 4 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 411-412 and H. Res. 596-597, were introduced.
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows.
H.R. 3575, to prohibit high school and college sports gambling in all States including States where such gambling was permitted prior to 1991 (H. Rept. 106-903);
H.R. 604, to amend the charter of the AMVETS organization, amended (H. Rept. 106-904);
H.R. 5266, a private bill, for the relief of Saeed Rezai (H. Rept. 106-905);
S. 302, a private bill, for the relief of Kerantha Poole-Christian (H. Rept. 106-906);
Conference report on H.R. 4733, making appropriations for energy and water development for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001 (H. Rept. 106-907); and
H. Res. 598, waiving points of order against the conference report to accompany H.R. 4733, making appropriations for energy and water development for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001 (H. Rept. 106-908).
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Speaker pro tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he designated Representative Ose to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Rev. Michael Caridi from Mary, Mother of the Church parish of Charleroi, Pennsylvania.
Children’s Health Act: The House agreed to the Senate amendment to H.R. 4365, to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to children’s health by a yea and nay vote of 394 yeas to 25 nays, Roll No. 496 clearing the measure for the President.
H. Res. 594, the rule that provided for consideration of the Senate amendment was agreed to by voice vote.
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Opposition to Unilateral Declaration of a Palestinian State: H.R. 5272, amended, to provide for a United States response in the event of a unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state (debated on Sept. 26, passed by a yea and nay vote of 385 yeas to 27 nays with 4 voting ``present'', Roll No. 497);
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Engineering Establishment: H.R. 1795, amended, to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Engineering. Agreed to amend the title;
Childhood Cancer Awareness, Treatment, and Research: H. Res. 576, supporting efforts to increase childhood cancer awareness, treatment, and research (agreed to by a yea and nay vote of 415 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 499);
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Regulations on Use of Citizens Band Radio Equipment: H.R. 2346, to authorize the enforcement by State and local governments of certain Federal Communications Commission regulations regarding use of citizens band radio equipment;
Technical Corrections to Title X of the Energy Policy Act: H.R. 2641, amended, to make technical corrections to title X of the Energy Policy Act of 1992; and
Lance Corporal Harold Gomez Post Office, East Chicago, Indiana: S. 1295, to designate the United States Post Office located at 3813 Main Street in East Chicago, Indiana, as the ``Lance Corporal Harold Gomez Post Office''--clearing the measure for the President.
Know Your Caller Act: On the call of the Corrections Calendar, the House passed H.R. 3100, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit telemarketers from interfering with the caller identification service of any person to whom a telephone solicitation is made by a yea and nay vote of 420 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 498. Earlier, agreed to the amendment offered by the Committee on Commerce.
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Recess: The House recessed at 7 p.m. and reconvened at 10:47 p.m.
Recess: The House recessed at 10:48 p.m. and reconvened at 11:21 p.m.
Senate Message: Message received from the Senate appears on page H8203.
Referrals: S. 1865 and S. 2272 were referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; S. 1658 was referred to the Committee on Resources; and S. 1919 was referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea and nay votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appears on pages H8264-65, H8265-66, H8279-80, and H8280. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 11:22 p.m.