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Senate Session - May 4, 2000

Measures Introduced: Thirteen bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 2503-2515, S. Res. 303, and S. Con. Res. 108-109.
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Measures Reported: Reports were made as follows:
S. 2507, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2001 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System. (S. Rept. No. 106-279)
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Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. Courthouse: Senate passed S. 2370, to designate the Federal building located at 500 Pearl Street in New York City, New York, as the ``Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse''.
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E. Ross Adair Federal Building/U.S. Courthouse: Senate passed H.R. 2412, to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 South Harrison Street in Fort Wayne, Indiana, as the ``E. Ross Adair Federal Building and United States Courthouse'', clearing the measure for the President.
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National Correctional Officers and Employees Week: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 248, to designate the week of May 7, 2000, as ``National Correctional Officers and Employees Week'', and the resolution was then agreed to.
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Honoring Members of the Armed Forces/Federal Civilian Employees: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Con. Res. 103, honoring the members of the Armed Forces and Federal civilian employees who served the Nation during the Vietnam era and the families of those individuals who lost their lives or remain unaccounted for or were injured during that era in Southeast Asia or elsewhere in the world in defense of United States national security interests, and the resolution was then agreed to.
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National Charter Schools Week: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 108, designating the week beginning on April 30, 2000 and ending on May 6, 2000, as ``National Charter Schools Week''.
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Persecution of Iran’s Jewish Community: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 109, expressing the sense of Congress regarding the ongoing persecution of 13 members of Iran’s Jewish community.
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Manufactured Housing Improvement Act: Senate passed S. 1452, to modernize the requirements under the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards of 1974 and to establish a balanced consensus process for the development, revision, and interpretation of Federal construction and safety standards for manufactured homes, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto:
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Gorton (for Gramm/Sarbanes) Amendment No. 3124, to make certain revisions to the bill.
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Elementary and Secondary Reauthorization: Senate continued consideration of S. 2, to extend programs and activities under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
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By 54 yeas to 42 nays (Vote No. 92), Abraham Amendment No. 3117, to reform certain State requirements relating to the use of funds to improve student academic achievement and student performance and to coordinate professional development activities.
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By 43 yeas to 54 nays (Vote No. 91), Kennedy/Murray Amendment No. 3118 (to Amendment No. 3117), to provide for merit school programs for rewarding all teachers in schools that improve student achievement for all students.
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By 44 yeas to 53 nays (Vote No. 93), Murray Amendment No. 3122, to provide for class size reduction programs.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill and certain amendments to be proposed thereto, on Monday, May 8, 2000.
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Messages From the House:
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Measures Referred:
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Statements on Introduced Bills:
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Additional Cosponsors:
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Amendments Submitted:
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Notices of Hearings:
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Authority for Committees:
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Additional Statements:
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Enrolled Bills Presented:
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Record Votes: Three record votes were taken today. (Total--93)
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Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:45 a.m., and adjourned at 6:43 p.m., until 1 p.m., on Monday, May 8, 2000. (For Senate’s program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today’s Record on page S3567.)

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    116th Congress - Senate
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