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House Session - April 4, 2001

Bills Introduced: 104 public bills, H.R. 1387-1490; and 14 resolutions, H.J. Res. 43-44; H. Con. Res. 97-104, and H. Res. 114-117, were introduced.
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Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
The House convened, starting a new legislative day.


The Speaker designated the Honorable John E. Sununu to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.

Today’s prayer was offered by Rabbi Jimmy Kessler.

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

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 one minute speeches - five to a side.

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): 414 - 1 (Roll no. 79).

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

H. Con. Res. 66: authorizing the printing of a revised and updated version of the House document entitled ``Women in Congress, 1917-1990''

Considered as privileged matter.

DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 111.

The previous question was ordered without objection.

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 413 - 12 (Roll no. 80).

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

H. Res. 111: providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 8) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to phaseout the estate and gift taxes over a 10-year period, and for other purposes

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): 406 - 13 (Roll no. 81).

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

H.R. 642: to reauthorize the Chesapeake Bay Office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and for other purposes

Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 111.


Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 8 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. The amendment recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted. Measure will be considered read. A specified amendment is in order.


Amendment in the nature of a substitute reported by the House Committee on Ways and Means.
The amendment now printed in the bill, H. Rept. 107-37, considered as adopted pursuant to the rule, H. Res. 111.


On agreeing to the Ways and Means amendment Agreed to without objection.


DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 8.


Amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Rangel.
An amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 111.


DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 111, the House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Rangel amendment in the nature of a substitute.


The previous question on the amendment and on the bill as amended, was ordered pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 111.


On agreeing to the Rangel amendment Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 201 - 227 (Roll no. 82).


Mr. Pomeroy moved to recommit with instructions to Ways and Means.


Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions.


The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.


On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 192 - 235 (Roll No. 83).


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


On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 274 - 154 (Roll no. 84).


H.R. 8:
to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to phaseout the estate and gift taxes over a 10-year period, and for other purposes


Mr. Wamp, asked unanimous consent that notwithstanding any adjournment of the House until Saturday, April 21, 2001, the Speaker, the Majority Leader, and the Minority Leader be authorized to accept resignations and to make appointments authorized by law or by the House.


Mr. Wamp asked unanimous consent that business in order under the Calendar Wednesday rule be dispensed with on Apr. 25. Agreed to without objection.


The Speaker designated the Honorable Frank R. Wolf to act as Speaker pro tempore to sign enrolled bills and joint resolutions through April 24, 2001


Investigative Subcommittees of Standards of Official Conduct - the Speaker appointed the following members of the House to the Investigative Subcommittees of Standards of Official Conduct: Mr. Gekas, Mr. Chabot, Mr. LaTourette, Mr. Shadegg, Mr. Wicker, Mr. Moran of KS, Mr. Fossella, Mr. Green of WI and Mr. Terry.

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

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence - the Speaker appointed the following member of the House to the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Mr. Peterson of MN.

SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has resumed Special Order speeches.

The House received a message from the Senate. The Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 93.

Mr. Sherman moved that the House do now adjourn.

On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.

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