The Senate will take up S.Con.Res. 101, the FY 2001 Budget Resolution.
Measures Introduced: Eleven bills and two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 2357-2367, and S. Res. 281-282.
Measures Reported: Reports were made as follows:
Special Report of the Joint Economic Committee, Congress of the United States on the 2000 Economic Report of the President. (S. Rept. No. 106-255)
Congratulating Michigan State University Men’s Basketball Team: Senate agreed to S. Res. 281, to congratulate the Michigan State University Men’s Basketball Team on winning the 2000 National Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Championship.
Congratulating University of Connecticut Women’s Basketball Team: Senate agreed to S. Res. 282, congratulating the Huskies of the University of Connecticut for winning the 2000 Women’s Basketball Championship.
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Congressional Budget Resolution: Senate continued consideration of S. Con. Res. 101, setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal years 2001 through 2005 and revising the budgetary levels for fiscal year 2000, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
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By 99 yeas to 1 nay (Vote No. 53), Hutchison/Ashcroft Amendment No. 2914, to express the sense of the Senate to provide for relief from the marriage penalty tax.
Domenici (for Johnson) Amendment No. 2928, to provide funding for certain health care programs for military retirees and their dependents.
Domenici (for Johnson) Amendment No. 2929 (to Amendment No. 2928), to limit the amount of the reserve fund for military retiree health care.
Bingaman Amendment No. 2926, to provide funding for certain education programs. (By 54 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. 54), Senate tabled the amendment.)
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Conrad Amendment No. 2935 (to Amendment No. 2906), to increase the amount of debt reduction contained in the resolution by $75 billion over 5 years. (By 52 yeas to 48 nays (Vote No. 55), Senate tabled the amendment.)
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Stevens Amendment No. 2931, to strike certain provisions relating to emergency designation spending point of order.
Stevens Amendment No. 2932, to strike certain provisions relating to Congressional firewall for defense and non-defense spending.
Byrd/Warner Amendment No. 2943, to express the sense of the Senate on the continued use of Federal fuel taxes for the construction and rehabilitation of our nation’s highways, bridges, and transit systems.
Roth Amendment No. 2955, to strike the revenue assumption for Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) receipts in fiscal year 2005.
Robb Amendment No. 2965, to reduce revenue cuts by $5.9 billion over the next five years to help fund school modernization projects.
Durbin Amendment No. 2953, to provide for debt reduction and to protect the Social Security Trust Fund.
During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:
By 51 yeas to 49 nays (Vote No. 52), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected the motion to waive the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 with respect to consideration of Robb Amendment No. 2915 (to Amendment No. 2914), to condition Senate consideration of any tax cut reconciliation legislation on previous enactment of legislation to provide an outpatient prescription drug benefit under the Medicare program that is consistent with Medicare reform. Subsequently, a point of order that the amendment was in violation of section 305(b)(2) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 was sustained, and the amendment thus fell.
By 16 yeas to 84 nays (Vote No. 56), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected a motion to waive section 305 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 with respect to consideration of Allard/Enzi/Grams Amendment No. 2906, to protect social security and provide for repayment of the Federal debt. Subsequently, a point of order that the amendment was not germane to the provisions of the Budget Resolution was sustained, and the amendment thus fell.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the resolution on Thursday, April 6, 2000, and there be 8 hours and 30 minutes remaining on the resolution, with votes to occur on the pending Byrd/Warner Amendment No. 2943 (listed above), and the pending Roth Amendment No. 2955 (listed above), beginning at 10:30 a.m.
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Messages From the President: Senate received the following message from the President of the United States:
Transmitting the Department of Transportation’s Biennial Report on Hazardous Materials Transportation; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (PM-99)
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nomination:
Jay A. Garcia-Gregory, of Puerto Rico, to be United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico vice Raymond L. Acosta, retired.
Messages From the President:
Executive Reports of Committees:
Statements on Introduced Bills:
Notices of Hearings:
Authority for Committees:
Privileges of the Floor:
Record Votes: Five record votes were taken today. (Total--56)
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Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:31 a.m., and adjourned at 10:33 p.m., until 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, April 6, 2000. (For Senate’s program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today’s Record on page S2264.)