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House Session - June 13, 2001

The House convened, starting a new legislative day.


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


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 The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.

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


On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 374 - 42, 1 Present (Roll no. 158).



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

Considered as privileged matter.


DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 163.


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. 163:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 1157) to authorize the Secretary of Commerce to provide financial assistance to the States of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, and Idaho for salmon habitat restoration projects in coastal waters and upland drainages, and for other purposes


Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 163, H. Res. 156 is laid on the table.


H. Res. 156:
providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules


Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 163.


Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1157 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in the Congressional Record and numbered 1. Measure will be read by section. Bill is open to amendments. House Resolution 156 is laid on the table.


House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 163 and Rule XXIII.


The Speaker designated the Honorable Steven C. LaTourette to act as Chairman of the Committee.


GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1157.


Amendment offered by Mr. Traficant.
An amendment to add Buy American provisions to the bill.


On agreeing to the Traficant amendment Agreed to by voice vote.


Amendment offered by Mr. Otter.
An amendment to add a new section expressing a sense of the Congress regarding bipartisan July 2000 goals.


On agreeing to the Otter amendment Agreed to by voice vote.


Amendment offered by Mr. Kucinich.
An amendment to provide that the bill does not include authorization for genetically engineered fish.


By unanimous consent, the Kucinich amendment was withdrawn.


Amendment offered by Ms. Hooley.
An amendment numbered 2 printed in the Congressional Record to add a new section providing for a report on effects on Pacific salmon stocks of certain timber harvesting in Canada.


On agreeing to the Hooley amendment Agreed to by voice vote.


The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1157.


The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.


The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.


On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 418 - 6 (Roll no. 159).


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


The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 1157.


H.R. 1157:
to authorize the Secretary of Commerce to provide financial assistance to the States of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, and Idaho for salmon habitat restoration projects in coastal waters and upland drainages, and for other purposes


Considered as privileged matter.


DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 162.


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. 162:
providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 2052) to facilitate famine relief efforts and a comprehensive solution to the war in Sudan


Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 162.


Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2052 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be read by section. Bill is open to amendments.


The Speaker designated the Honorable Michael K. Simpson to act as Chairman of the Committee.


House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 162 and Rule XXIII.


GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2052.


Amendment offered by Mr. Bachus.
An amendment numbered 1 printed in the Congressional Record to add a new section providing for a prohibition on trading in U.S. capital markets.


DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Bachus amendment under the five-minute rule.


On agreeing to the Bachus amendment Agreed to by voice vote.


The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2052.


The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.


The House adopted the amendment as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.


On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 422 - 2 (Roll no. 160).


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


H.R. 2052:
to facilitate famine relief efforts and a comprehensive solution to the war in Sudan


Consideration initiated by previous order of the House.


Considered by previous order of the House.


DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous order, the House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Con. Res. 145.


The previous question was ordered pursuant to a previous order of the House.


On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 420 - 0 (Roll no. 161).


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


H. Con. Res. 145:
condemning the recent order by the Taliban regime of Afghanistan to require Hindus in Afghanistan to wear symbols identifying them as Hindu


Mr. Rehberg requested the following general leaves to address the House on June 14: Mr. Gutknecht for 5 min and Mr. English for 5 min.

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


The House received a communication from Jennifer Lawrence, Former Staff Assistant to Congressman Jim McCrery of LA. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Ms. Lawrence notified the house that she had been served with a criminal subpoena for trial testimony issued by the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana in a criminal case pending there, and after consultation with the Office of General Counsel, she had determined that it was consistent with the precedents and privileges of the House to comply with the subpoena.


The House received a communication from the Honorable John Conyers, Jr. Pursuant to Rule VIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, Mr. Conyers notified the House that he had been served with a subpoena for production of documents issued by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and after consultation with the Office of General Counsel, he will make the determinations required by Rule VIII.

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    116th Congress - House
    Total Hours: 548 (After 229 days)
    • Debate158 Hours
    • Special Orders82 Hours
    • Votes144 Hours
    • One Minute Speeches40 Hours
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