Bills Introduced: 16 public bills, H.R. 5666-5681; and 6 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 446-447, and H. Res. 677-680 were introduced.
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
Conference report on H.R. 4577, making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001 (H. Rept. 106-1033).
Pages H12100-H12439, H12531
Suspension--Installment Tax Correction Act of 2000: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 3594, to repeal the modification of the installment method.
Recess: The House recessed at 10:25 a.m. and reconvened at 4:47 p.m.
Sine Die Adjournment of the Second Session of the One Hundred Sixth Session: The House agreed to H. Con. Res. 446, providing for the sine die adjournment of the second session of the One Hundred Sixth Congress.
Making Further Continuing Appropriations: The House passed H.J. Res. 133, making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2001. Earlier, agreed by unanimous consent that the Committee on Appropriations be discharged from further consideration of the joint resolution to the end that the joint resolution be hereby passed; and that a motion to reconsider be hereby laid on the table.
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2001: The House agreed to the conference report on H.R. 4577, making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001 by a yea and nay vote of 292 yeas to 60 nays, Roll No. 603.
Pages H12100-12439, H12442-H12502
The conference report was considered pursuant to a unanimous consent request made earlier by Chairman Young of Florida.
Enrollment Correction: The House agreed to S. Con. Res. 162, to direct the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 4577, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2001.
Revised Edition of the Rules and Manual of the House of Representatives: The House agreed to H. Res. 678, providing for the printing of a revised edition of the Rules and Manual of the House of Representatives for the One Hundred Seventh Congress.
Committee to Notify the President: The House agreed to H. Res. 679, providing for a committee of two Members to be appointed by the House to join a similar committee appointed by the Senate, to wait upon the President of the United States and inform him that the two Houses have completed their business of the session and are ready to adjourn, unless the President has some other communication to make to them. Subsequently, the Chair announced the appointment of Representatives Armey and Gephardt to the committee.
Resignations--Appointments: Agreed that notwithstanding any adjournment of the House until Monday, December 4, 2000, the Speaker, Majority Leader and Minority Leader be authorized to accept resignations and to make appointments authorized by law or by the House.
Extension of Remarks--Chairmen and Ranking Members: Agreed that the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member of each standing committee and each subcommittee be permitted to extend their remarks in the record, up to and including the record’s last publication, and to include a summary of the work of that committee or subcommittee.
Extension of Remarks: Agreed that Members may have until publication of the last edition of the Congressional Record authorized for the second session by the Joint Committee on Printing to revise and extend their remarks and to include brief, related extraneous material on any matter occurring before the adjournment of the second session sine die.
Expressing Support for President-Elect Bush: The House agreed to H. Res. 677, expressing the commitment of the Members of the House of Representatives to fostering a productive and collegial partnership with the 43rd President.
Speaker pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Wolf to act as Speaker pro tempore to sign enrolled bills and joint resolutions through the remainder of the second session of the One Hundred Sixth Congress.
Malaria Control: Agreed to the Senate amendment to the House amendments to S. 2943, to authorize additional assistance for international malaria control, and to provide for coordination and consultation in providing assistance under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 with respect to malaria, HIV, and tuberculosis clearing the measure for the President.
Annual Day of Peace and Sharing: The House agreed to S. Con. Res. 138, expressing the sense of Congress that a day of peace and sharing should be established at the beginning of each year.
American POW Slave Labor in Japan During World War II: The House agreed to S. Con. Res. 158, expressing the sense of Congress regarding appropriate actions of the United States Government to facilitate the settlement of claims of former members of the Armed Forces against Japanese companies that profited from the slave labor that those personnel were forced to perform for those companies as prisoners of war of Japan during World War II.
Computer Crime Grant Program: The House passed H.R. 2816, to establish a grant program to assist State and local law enforcement in deterring, investigating, and prosecuting computer crimes. Agreed to the amendment offered by Representative McCollum.
AMVETS Charter Amendment: The House passed H.R. 604, to amend the charter of the AMVETS organization. Agreed to the amendment offered by Representative McCollum.
Internet False Identification Protection: The House passed S. 2924, to strengthen the enforcement of Federal statutes relating to false identification. Agreed to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Representative McCollum.
Multidistrict Litigation: The House passed H.R. 5562, to amend title 28, United States Code, to allow a judge to whom a case is transferred to retain jurisdiction over certain multidistrict litigation cases for trial. Agreed to the amendment offered by Representative McCollum.
Dillonwood Giant Sequoia Grove: Agreed to the Senate amendment to H.R. 4020, to authorize an expansion of the boundaries of Sequoia National Park to include Dillonwood Giant Sequoia Grove--clearing the measure for the President.
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts: The House passed H.R. 2049, to rename Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts as ``Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts.'' Agreed to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Representative Radanovich.
Honoring the Late Honorable Henry B. Gonzalez: The House agreed to H. Con. Res. 445, in honor of Henry B. Gonzalez.
Support for Mentoring Programs: The House agreed to H. Res. 552, urging the House to support mentoring programs such as Saturday Academy at the Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology. Agreed to the amendments offered by Representative Goodling to the text and preamble. Agreed to amend the title.
Pat King Post Office Building, Long Branch, New Jersey: The House passed H.R. 3488, to designate the United States Post Office located at 60 Third Avenue in Long Branch, New Jersey, as the ``Pat King Post Office Building.''
Resolutions Laid on the Table: Agreed that H. Res. 674, 675, and 676 be laid on the table.
National Moment of Remembrance: The House passed S. 3181, to establish the White House Commission on the National Moment of Remembrance--clearing the measure for the President.
Commending Army Nurse Corps: The House agreed to H. Res. 476, commending the present Army Nurse Corps for extending equal opportunities to men and women, and recognizing the brave and honorable service during and before 1955 of men who served as Army hospital corpsmen and women who served in the Army Nurse Corps.
Honoring Members of the Marine Corps who died on December 12: The House agreed to H. Res. 673, honoring the four members of the United States Marine Corps who died on December 11, D12272000, and extending the condolences of the House of Representatives on their deaths.
Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate today appear on pages H12502, H12503, H12528-29.
Re-referrals: H.R. 420 and H.R. 4694 were re-referred to the Committee on the budget and H.R. 167 was re-referred to the Committee on the Budget and in addition, the Committee on Ways and Means.
Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote developed during the proceedings of the House today. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and at 8:41 p.m., in accordance with the provisions of H. Con. Res. 446, the Second Session of the One Hundred Sixth Congress adjourned sine die.