Bills Introduced: 3 public bills, H.R. 5644-5646; and 5 resolutions, H.J. Res. 128-131, and H. Con. Res. 445, were introduced.
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
H. Res. 669, providing for consideration of H.J. Res. 128, making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2001 (H. Rept. 106-1025); and
H. Res. 670, providing for consideration of H.J. Res. 129, making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2001 (H. Rept. 106-1026).
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he designated Representative Thornberry to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Making Continuing Appropriations: The House passed H.J. Res. 127, making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2001 by a yea and nay vote of 359 yeas to 11 nays, Roll No. 601. The joint resolution was considered pursuant to the order of the House of Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000.
Paul Coverdell National Forensic Sciences Improvement Act: The House passed S. 3045, to improve the quality, timeliness, and credibility of forensic science services for criminal justice purposes--clearing the measure for the President.
DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination: The House agreed to the Senate amendment to H.R. 4640, to make grants to States for carrying out DNA analyses for use in the Combined DNA Index System of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, to provide for the collection and analysis of DNA samples from certain violent and sexual offenders for use in such system--clearing the measure for the President.
Jeanna’s Act: The House passed S. 1898, to provide protection against the risks to the public that are inherent in the interstate transportation of violent prisoners--clearing the measure for the President.
Recess: The House recessed at 5:02 p.m. and reconvened at 7:20 p.m.
Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate today appear on pages H12023 and H12043.
Referral: S. 1066 was referred to the Committees on Agriculture and Science.
Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote developed during the proceedings of the House today and appears on page H12028. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 2 p.m. and adjourned at 7:21 p.m.