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House Session - March 7, 2001

Bills Introduced: 29 public bills, H.R. 906-934; 1 private bill, H.R. 935; and 8 resolutions, H.J. Res. 35; H. Con. Res. 52-56, and H. Res. 82, 84, were introduced.

Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
H. Res. 83, providing for consideration of H.R. 3, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce individual income tax rates (H. Rept. 107-12).

The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

The Speaker designated the Honorable Henry Bonilla to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.


Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Daniel Coughlin.


POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day’s proceedings and had approved it. Mr. McNulty demanded that the Chair put the question on agreeing to the approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McNulty objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair subsequently postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the approval of the Journal until later in the legislative day. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.


The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate passed S.J. Res. 6.


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

ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with 20 one minute speeches, equally divided per side of the aisle.

On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 337 - 72, 1 Present (Roll no. 28).

Considered as privileged matter.


DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 79.


The previous question was ordered without objection.


On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 222 - 198 (Roll no. 29).


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

H. Res. 79:
providing for consideration of the joint resolution (S.J. Res. 6) providing for congressional disapproval of the rule submitted by the Department of Labor under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, relating to ergonomics


Considered as privileged matter.


DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 78.


The previous question was ordered without objection.


On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.


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


H. Res. 78:
providing for the consideration of motions to suspend the rules

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

Mr. Bilirakis 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. 31.


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. 31:
expressing the sense of the Congress regarding the importance of organ, tissue, bone marrow, and blood donation and supporting National Donor Day


Mr. Bilirakis moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.


Considered under suspension of the rules.


DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 624.


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. 624:
to amend the Public Health Service Act to promote organ donation


Mr. Schrock moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.


Considered under suspension of the rules.


DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 47.



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. 47:
honoring the 21 members of the National Guard who were killed in the crash of a National Guard aircraft on March 3, 2001, in south-central Georgia


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): 418 - 0 (Roll no. 30).


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


H. Con. Res. 31:
expressing the sense of the Congress regarding the importance of organ, tissue, bone marrow, and blood donation and supporting National Donor Day


Considered as unfinished business.


On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 404 - 0 (Roll no. 31).


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


H.R. 624:
to amend the Public Health Service Act to promote organ donation


LEGISLATIVE SCHEDULE - The Majority Leader was recognized to announce the schedule for the remainder of the day.


Considered as unfinished business.


On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 413 - 0 (Roll no. 32).


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


H. Con. Res. 47:
honoring the 21 members of the National Guard who were killed in the crash of a National Guard aircraft on March 3, 2001, in south-central Georgia


The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.

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    116th Congress - House
    Total Hours: 347 (After 142 days)
    • Debate66 Hours
    • Special Orders67 Hours
    • Votes105 Hours
    • One Minute Speeches30 Hours
    • Morning Hour26 Hours
    • Opening Procedures3 Hours

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