House Session - February 28, 2001

Bills Introduced: 38 public bills, H.R. 3, 768-805; 2 private bills, H.R. 806-807; and 9 resolutions, H.J. Res. 23; H. Con. Res. 44-45, and H. Res. 69-74, were introduced.

Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
H. Res. 71, providing for consideration of H.R. 333, to amend title 11, United States Code (H. Rept. 107-4).

The House convened, starting a new legislative day.


Today’s prayer was offered by the Reverend Ed Schreiber.

The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Pence to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.

The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President transmitting the Budget for America’s Priorities - referred to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed.

The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until the conclusion of general debate on all suspensions.

Mr. Sensenbrenner moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 256.

At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

H.R. 256:
to extend for 11 additional months the period for which chapter 12 of title 11 of the United States Code is reenacted


Mr. LaTourette moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 558.

At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

H.R. 558:
to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 504 West Hamilton Street in Allentown, Pennsylvania, as the "Edward N. Cahn Federal Building and United States Courthouse''

Mr. LaTourette moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 621.

At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

H.R. 621:
to designate the Federal building located at 6230 Van Nuys Boulevard in Van Nuys, California, as the ``James C. Corman Federal Building''


Mrs. Morella moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 27.

At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

H. Con. Res. 27:
honoring the National Institute of Standards and Technology and its employees for 100 years of service to the Nation


Mr. Schaffer moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 54.

At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

H. Res. 54:
commemorating African American pioneers in Colorado

The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. today.

The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 28.

Considered as unfinished business.

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 408 - 2 (Roll no. 17).

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

H.R. 256:
to extend for 11 additional months the period for which chapter 12 of title 11 of the United States Code is reenacted


Considered as unfinished business.

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 412 - 0 (Roll no. 18).

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

H.R. 558:
to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 504 West Hamilton Street in Allentown, Pennsylvania, as the "Edward N. Cahn Federal Building and United States Courthouse''


Considered as unfinished business.

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 413 - 0 (Roll no. 19).

H.R. 621:
to designate the Federal building located at 6230 Van Nuys Boulevard in Van Nuys, California, as the ``James C. Corman Federal Building''


Considered as unfinished business.

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 413 - 1 (Roll no. 20).

H. Con. Res. 27:
honoring the National Institute of Standards and Technology and its employees for 100 years of service to the Nation


Considered as unfinished business.

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 411 - 0 (Roll no. 21).

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

H. Res. 54:
commemorating African American pioneers in Colorado


Considered by unanimous consent.

Mr. Mica asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.

On passage Passed without objection.

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

H.J. Res. 19:
providing for the appointment of Walter E. Massey as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution


The House received a communication from the Honorable Mr. Hinojosa. Mr. Hinojosa submitted his resignation from the Committee on Small Business. The resignation was accepted without objection.

The House received a communication from the Honorable Mr. Moore. Mr. Moore submitted his resignation from the Committee on Small Business. The resignation was accepted without objection.

The House received a communication from the Honorable Mrs. McCarthy (NY). Mrs. McCarthy (NY) submitted her resignation from the Committee on Small Business. The resignation was accepted without objection.

Considered as privileged matter.

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

H. Res. 69:
designating minority membership on certain standing committees of the House

SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

Considered by unanimous consent.

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

H. Res. 70:
designating majority membership on certain standing committees of the House


SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House continued with Special Order speeches.

Mr. Owens moved that the House do now adjourn.

The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on March 1, 2001.

On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.

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    116th Congress - House
    Total Hours: 572 (After 258 days)
    • Debate170 Hours
    • Special Orders86 Hours
    • Votes147 Hours
    • One Minute Speeches42 Hours
    • Morning Hour42 Hours
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