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House Session - March 21, 2001

Bills Introduced: 21 public bills, H.R. 1138-1158; 1 private bill, H.R. 1159; and 3 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 73, and H. Res. 96-97, were introduced.
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Reports Filed: No Reports were filed today.

The Speaker designated the Honorable Steven C. LaTourette to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.

The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

Today’s prayer was offered by Rabbi Hillel Cohn of Congregation Emanu El, San Bernardino, California.

JOURNAL PROCEEDINGS POSTPONED - The Chair put the question on agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal of March 20 by voice vote and announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Wamp of Tennessee objected to the voice vote pending the absence of a quorum. The Chair postponed further proceedings on the Journal until later in the legislative day and the point of order was withdrawn.

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

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

United States Holocaust Memorial Council - the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council: Mr. Gilman, Mr. LaTourette and Mr. Cannon.

Considered as privileged matter.

DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 92.

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. 92:
providing for 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 with the exception of H.R. 1099, which will be taken on Thursday, Mar. 22, 2001, if ordered.

Mr. Ney 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. 43.

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. 43:
authorizing the printing of a revised and updated version of the House document entitled ``Black Americans in Congress, 1870-1989''


Mr. Grucci 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. 1042.

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. 1042:
to prevent the elimination of certain reports


Mr. LoBiondo 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. 1098.

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. 1098:
to improve the recording and discharging of maritime liens and expand the American Merchant Marine Memorial Wall of Honor, and for other purposes

Mr. LoBiondo 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. 1099.

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 until March 22.

H.R. 1099:
to make changes in laws governing Coast Guard personnel, increase marine safety, renew certain groups that advise the Coast Guard on safety issues, make miscellaneous improvements to Coast Guard operations and policies, and for other purposes


Mr. Upton 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. 496.

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

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

H.R. 496:
to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to promote deployment of advanced services and foster the development of competition for the benefit of consumers in all regions of the Nation by relieving unnecessary burdens on the Nation’s two percent local exchange telecommunications carriers, and for other purposes

Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - the Chair appointed the following members of the House to the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: Mr. Hastert, Mr. Kolbe and Mr. Gephardt.

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): 414 - 2 (Roll no. 54).

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

H.R. 1042:
to prevent the elimination of certain reports


Considered as unfinished business.

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 415 - 3 (Roll no. 55).

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

H.R. 1098:
to improve the recording and discharging of maritime liens and expand the American Merchant Marine Memorial Wall of Honor, and for other purposes


On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.

Mr. Foley requested the following general leaves to address the House on March 22: Mr. Jones of NC for 5 min and Mr. Peterson of PA for 5 min.

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

On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.

Ms. Pelosi moved that the House do now adjourn.

The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on March 22, 2001.

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    116th Congress - House
    Total Hours: 194 (After 75 days)
    • Debate15 Hours
    • Special Orders36 Hours
    • Votes80 Hours
    • One Minute Speeches17 Hours
    • Morning Hour15 Hours
    • Opening Procedures1 Hour

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