The House is expected to take up H.R. 4635, the Department of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2001, H.R. 4392, the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001 Conference Report, and a continuing appropriations resolution for fiscal year 2001.
Bills Introduced: 18 public bills, H.R. 5455-5472 and; 7 resolutions, H.J. Res. 113; H. Con. Res. 425-429, and H. Res. 629 were introduced.
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows.
H.R. 1924, to prevent Federal agencies from pursuing policies of unjustifiable nonacquiescence in, and relitigation of, precedents established in the Federal judicial courts, amended (H. Rept. 106-976);
The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Addressing Needs and Improving Practices (H. Rept. 106-977).
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Further Continuing Appropriations: The House passed H.J. Res. 111, making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 200, by a yea and nay vote of 407 yeas to 2 nays, Roll No. 527.
Agreed to H. Res. 627, the rule that provided for consideration of the joint resolution was agreed to by voice vote.
American Embassy Security and Bankruptcy Reform: The House agreed to the conference report on H.R. 2415, to enhance security of United States missions and personnel overseas, to authorize appropriations for the Department of State.
Rejected the Conyers motion to recommit the conference report to the committee of conference.
Agreed to H. Res. 624, the rule that waived points of order against the conference report by voice vote.
Gekas-Grassley Bankruptcy Reform Act: The House agreed to H. Con. Res. 427, directing the Secretary of the Senate to correct the enrollment of the bill S. 3186. Agreed to amendment the concurrent resolution and then agreed to amend the title to read as follows: Directing the Clerk of the House to correct the enrollment of the bill H.R. 2415.
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures that were debated on Tuesday, Oct. 10.
DOD Authority to Permit Military Installations and Reserve Component Facilities To Be Used as Polling Places in Federal, State, and Local Elections: H.R. 5174, to amend titles 10 and 18, United States Code, and the Revised Statutes to remove the uncertainty regarding the authority of the Department of Defense to permit buildings located on military installations and reserve component facilities to be used as polling places in Federal, State, and local elections for public office (passed by a yea and nay vote of 297 yeas to 113 nays, Roll No. 528);
Alaska Native Claims Technical Amendments Act: H.R. 4345, amended, to amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to clarify the process of allotments to Alaskan Natives who are veterans;
Corrections to the Coastal Barrier Resources System Map: Agreed to the Senate amendments to H.R. 34, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to make technical corrections to a map relating to the Coastal Barrier Resources System (agreed to by a recorded vote of 407 ayes to 1 no, Roll No. 530) clearing the measure for the President;
Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge Establishment: Concur in the Senate amendments to H.R. 3292, to provide for the establishment of the Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana--clearing the measure for the President; and
Use of South Gate, California Park Lands by LA Unified School District: H.R. 5083, to extend the authority of the Los Angeles Unified School District to use certain park lands in the city of South Gate, California, which were acquired with amounts provided from the land and water conservation fund, for elementary school purposes.
Suspensions Failed: The House failed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures that were debated on Tuesday, Oct. 10:
Land Conveyance to Washoe County School District: H.R. 4656, to authorize the Forest Service to convey certain lands in the Lake Tahoe Basin to the Washoe County School District for use as an elementary school site (a yea and nay vote of 248 yeas to 160 nays, Roll No. 529); and
Saint Helena Island National Scenic Area: Concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 468, to establish the Saint Helena Island National Scenic Area.
Million Family March: The House agreed to H. Con. Res. 423, authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the Million Family March.
Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act of 2000: Agreed to the Senate amendment with an amendment to H.R. 4386, to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide medical assistance for certain women screened and found to have breast or cervical cancer under a federally funded screening program, to amend the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to surveillance and information concerning the relationship between cervical cancer and the human papillomavirus (HPV).
Agreed to H. Res. 628, the rule that provided for the motion to concur in the Senate amendment with an amendment that deals with the human papillomavirus (HPV) and particularly the surveillance of the virus, its prevention and education, medically accurate information with respect to the effectiveness of condoms in preventing its transmission, and the medically accurate labeling of condoms.
Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation Act: H. Con. Res. 428, providing for corrections in the enrollment of H.R. 5164, amending title 49, United States Code, D1074to require reports concerning defects in motor vehicles or tires or other motor vehicle equipment in foreign countries.
Intelligence Authorization Conference Report: The House agreed to the conference report on H.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.
H. Res. 626, the rule waiving points of order against the conference report was agreed to by voice vote.
Committee to Attend the Funeral of the Late Honorable Bruce F. Vento: Pursuant to H. Res. 618, the Chair announced the Speaker’s appointment of the following Members of the House to the Committee to Attend the funeral of the late Honorable Bruce F. Vento: Representatives Oberstar, Hastert, Gephardt, Bonior, Sabo, Peterson of Minnesota, Ramstad, Minge, Gutknecht, Luther, Obey, LaFalce, Markey, Kildee, Rahall, Frost, Coyne, Hoyer, Kleczka, Kanjorski, Lewis of Georgia, Sawyer, McDermott, Barrett of Wisconsin, Hinchey, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Pomeroy, Watt of North Carolina, Woolsey, Farr, Underwood, Bentsen, Jackson-Lee, Kind, Lee, Gonzalez, Gary Miller of California, Thompson of California, Udall of Colorado, and Udall of New Mexico.
Legislative Program: Representative Goss announced the legislative program for the week of Oct. 16.
Meeting Hour Monday, Oct. 16: Agreed that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet on Monday, Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. in pro forma session.
Meeting Hour Tuesday, Oct. 17: Agreed that when the House adjourns on Monday, Oct. 16, it adjourn to meet on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 10:30 a.m. for morning hour debate.
Calendar Wednesday: Agreed to dispense with the Calendar Wednesday business of Oct. 18.
Arnold C. D’Amico Postal Station, South Euclid, Ohio: The House passed H.R. 4853, to redesignate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1568 South Glen Road in South Euclid, Ohio, as the ``Arnold C. D’Amico Station.'' Agreed to the McHugh amendment in the nature of a substitute; and then agreed to amend the title.
Famine Prevention and Freedom from Hunger Improvement: Agreed to the Senate amendment to H.R. 4002, to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to revise and improve provisions relating to famine prevention and freedom from hunger clearing the measure for the President.
Trafficking Victims Protection: House agreed to S. Con. Res. 149, to correct the enrollment of H.R. 3244, Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000.
Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate today appear on pages H9817-18 and H9867.
Referrals: S. 2917 was referred to the Committee on Resources. S. Con. Res. 131 was referred to the Committee on International Relations and S. Con. Res. 148 was referred to the Committee on House Administration.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes and one recorded vote developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H9826, H9840-41, H9841-42 and H9842. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 8:44 p.m.
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