The House is expected to take up H.R. 4475, the Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2001 Conference Report, and other conference reports as they become available.
Bills Introduced: 12 public bills, H.R. 5377-5388; and 1 resolution, H. Con. Res. 417, were introduced.
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows.
H.R. 5136, to make permanent the authority of the Marshal of the Supreme Court and the Supreme Court Police to provide security beyond the Supreme Court building and grounds (H. Rept. 106-931);
H.R. 5018, to amend title 18, United States Code, to modify certain provisions of law relating to the interception of communications, amended (H. Rept. 106-932).
H. Res. 596, calling upon the President to ensure that the foreign policy of the United States reflects appropriate understanding and sensitivity concerning issues related to human rights, ethnic cleansing, and genocide documented in the United States record relating to the Armenian Genocide, amended (H. Rept. 106-933);
H.R. 2941; to establish the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area in the State of Arizona, amended (H. Rept. 106-934);
H. Res. 610, providing for consideration of H.R. 2941, to establish the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area in the State of Arizona (H. Rept. 106-935); and
H. Res. 611, providing for consideration of S. 2311, to revise and extend the Ryan White CARE Act programs under title XXVI of the Public Health Service Act, to improve access to health care and the quality of health care under such programs, and to provide for the development of increased capacity to provide health care and related support services to individuals and families with HIV disease (H. Rept. 106-936).
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he designated Representative Shaw to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, the Rev. Lawrence A. Lambert, Jr. of the First United Methodist Church, Greensburg, Kansas.
District of Columbia Appropriations: The House disagreed with the Senate amendment to H.R. 4042, making appropriations for the government of the District of Columbia and other activities chargeable in whole or in part against the revenues of said District for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, and agreed to a conference. Appointed as conferees: Chairman Young of Florida and Representatives Istook, Cunningham, Tiahrt, Aderholt, Emerson, Sununu, Moran of Virginia, Dixon, Mollohan, and Obey.
Rejected the Moran of Virginia motion to instruct conferees to recede from disagreement with the amendment of the Senate by a yea and nay vote of 190 yeas to 219 nays, Roll No. 510.
Suspension--American War Veterans Oral History Program: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 5212, amended, to direct the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress to establish a program to collect video and audio recordings of personal histories and testimonials of American war veterans by a yea and nay vote of 407 yeas with none voting ``nay,'' Roll No. 511. The motion was debated on Tuesday, Oct. 3.
Steens Mountain, Oregon Cooperative Management and Protection Act: The House passed H.R. 4828, to designate wilderness areas and a cooperative management and protection area in the vicinity of Steens Mountain in Harney County, Oregon by voice vote.
Pursuant to the rule, agreed to the Walden amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in the Congressional Record and numbered 1.
H. Res. 609, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was agreed to by voice votes.
Coast Guard Authorization: The House disagreed with the Senate amendment to H.R. 820, to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2000 and 2001 for the Coast Guard, and agreed to a conference. Appointed as conferees: Chairman Shuster and Representatives Young of Alaska, Gilchrest, DeFazio, and Baird.
Estuary Habitat and Chesapeake Bay Restoration Conferees: Appointed the following conferees to S. 835, to encourage the restoration of estuary habitat through more efficient project financing and enhanced coordination of Federal and non-Federal restoration programs: Representatives Shuster, Young of Alaska, Boehlert, Gilchrest, Fowler, Sherwood, Sweeney, Kuykendall, Vitter, Oberstar, Borski, Barcia, Filner, Taylor of Mississippi, Blumenauer, and Baldacci. (On Sept. 12, 2000, the House passed the bill under suspension of the rules with an amendment, insisted on its amendment, and requested a conference with the Senate).
Intelligence Authorization Conference: The House disagreed with the Senate amendment to D1033H.R. 4392, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2001 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System and agreed to a conference. Appointed as conferees: From the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence for consideration of the House bill and the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Chairman Goss and Representatives Lewis of California, McCollum, Castle, Boehlert, Bass, Gibbons, LaHood, Wilson, Dixon, Pelosi, Bishop, Sisisky, Condit, Roemer, and Hastings of Florida.; and from the Committee on Armed Services for consideration of defense tactical intelligence and related activities: Chairman Spence, Stump, and Skelton.
Recess: The House recessed at 5:31 p.m. and reconvened at 6:50 p.m.
Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate today appear on pages H8743-44.
Referrals: S. 2440 was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure; S. Con. Res. 60 and S. Con. Res. 70 were referred to the Committee on Government Reform; and S. Con. Res. 141 was referred to the Committee on House Administration.
Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on pages H8799-H8811.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H8753-54 and H8754. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:51 p.m.