Bills Introduced: 17 public bills, H.R. 5482-5498; 3 resolutions, H.J. Res. 114, and H. Res. 641-642 were introduced.
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows.
H.R. 3250, to amend the Public Health Service Act to improve the health of minority individuals, amended (H. Rept. 106-986);
H.R. 1552, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2000 and fiscal year 2001 for the Marine Research and related environmental research and development program activities of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Science Foundation, amended (H. Rept. 106-987, Pt. 1);
Conference report on H.R. 4635, making appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and for sundry independent agencies, boards, commissions, corporations, and offices for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001 (H. Rept. 106-988);
H. Res. 637, providing for consideration of H.J. Res. 114, making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2001 (H. Rept. 106-989);
H. Res. 638, waiving points of order against the conference report to accompany H.R. 4635, making appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and for sundry independent agencies, boards, commissions, corporations, and offices for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001 (H. Rept. 106-990);
H. Res. 639, providing for consideration of S. 2796, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, to authorize the Secretary of the Army to construct various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors of the United States (H. Rept. 106-991); and
H. Res. 640, providing for the consideration of motions to suspend the rules (H. Rept. 106-992).
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Honoring the Crew of the U.S.S. Cole: The House agreed to H. Res 631, honoring the members of the crew of the guided missile destroyer U.S.S. Cole (DDG-67) who were killed or wounded in the terrorist bombing attack on that vessel in Aden, Yemen, on October 12, 2000, expressing the sympathies of the House of Representatives to the families of those crew members, commending the ship’s crew for their heroic damage control efforts, and condemning the bombing of that ship by a yea and nay vote of 386 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 531.
Endangered Fish Recovery Programs for Upper Colorado and San Juan River Basins: The House agreed to S. Con. Res. 151, to make a correction in the enrollment of the bill H.R. 2348, endangered fish recovery implementation programs for the Upper Colorado and San Juan River Basins.
Five Nations Oklahoma Citizens Land Reform: Agreed by unanimous consent that the Clerk be authorized in the engrossment of H.R. 5308, to amend laws relating to the lands of the citizens of the Muscogee (Creek), Seminole, Cherokee, Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations, historically referred to as the Five Civilized Tribes, to make the correction placed at the desk by Representative Walden of Oregon. The bill was passed under suspension of the rules on Oct. 17, 2000.
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures that were debated on Tuesday, Oct. 17.
National Children’s Memorial Day. H. Con. Res. 415, expressing the sense of the Congress that there should be established a National Children’s Memorial Day (agreed to by a yea and nay vote of 376 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 532);
Social Security Number Confidentiality: H.R. 3218, to amend title 31, United States Code, to prohibit the appearance of Social Security account numbers on or through unopened mailings of checks or other drafts issued on public money in the Treasury (passed by a yea and nay vote of 385 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 533);
Fish and Wildlife Programs Improvement and National Wildlife Refuge System Centennial: Agreed to the Senate amendments to H.R. 3671, to amend the Acts popularly known as the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act and the Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act to enhance the funds available for grants to States for fish and wildlife conservation projects and increase opportunities for recreational hunting, bow hunting, trapping, archery, and fishing, by eliminating opportunities for waste, fraud, abuse, maladministration, and unauthorized expenditures for administration and execution of those Acts--clearing the measure for the President;
Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance: H.R. 4148, amended, to make technical amendments to the provisions of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act relating to contract support costs; and
Compensation to Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe for Takings: S. 964, amended, to provide for equitable compensation for the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. Earlier, agreed by unanimous consent that the amendment to the bill be deemed to include the corrections placed at the desk by Representative Walden of Oregon.
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Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance: The Chair announced the Speaker’s reappointment of Mr. Henry Givens of St. Louis, Missouri to the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance for a three-year term.
Recess: The House recessed at 4:18 p.m. and reconvened at 5:00 p.m.
Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate appear on pages H10067 and H10224.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea and nay votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H10080-81, H10081-82, and H10082. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 4 p.m. and adjourned at 10:38 p.m.