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Senate Session - June 29, 2000

Measures Introduced: Twenty-two bills and two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 2812-2833, and S. Res. 330-331.
Pages S6120-21
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, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 106-325)
S. 869, for the relief of Mina Vahedi Notash.
S. 2413, to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to clarify the procedures and conditions for the award of matching grants for the purchase of armor vests.
Page S6120

Disclosure of Political Activities: By 92 yeas to 6 nays (Vote No. 160), Senate passed H.R. 4762, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require 527 organizations to disclose their political activities, clearing the measure for the President.
Pages S6041-47

Legal Representation: Senate agreed to S. Res. 331, to authorize testimony, document production, and legal representation in United States v. Ellen Rose Hart.
Pages S6145-46, S6182
Labor/HHS/Education Appropriations: Senate continued consideration of H.R. 4577, making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S6047-61, S6062-S6103

Adopted:
By a unanimous vote of 98 yeas (Vote No. 161), Frist Modified Amendment No. 3654, to increase the amount appropriated for the Interagency Education Research Initiative.
Pages S6047-48
By 60 yeas to 37 nays (Vote No. 162), Reid (for Conrad) Modified Amendment No. 3690, to establish an off-budget lockbox to strengthen Social Security and Medicare.
Pages S6053-56, S6058-61, S6062-67
By 54 yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. 163), Ashcroft Amendment No. 3689, to protect Social Security and Medicare surpluses through strengthened budgetary enforcement mechanisms.
Pages S6053-56, S6067
By 58 yeas to 40 nays (Vote No. 165), Jeffords Amendment No. 3691, to prohibit health discrimination on the basis of genetic information or genetic services.
Pages S6067-78
By 51 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 166), Nickles Amendment No. 3694, to increase access to health care and to protect consumers in managed care plans and in other health coverage.
Pages S6078-93

Rejected:
By 44 yeas to 54 nays (Vote No. 164), Harkin (for Daschle) Amendment No. 3688, to prohibit health insurance companies from using genetic information to discriminate against enrollees, and to prohibit employers from using such information to discriminate in the workplace.
Pages S6048-53, S6067-78
By 47 yeas to 51 nays (Vote No. 167), Dorgan Amendment No. 3693, to require a Federal floor D691with respect to protections for individuals enrolled in health plans.
Pages S6078-93

Pending:
Page: D691
Helms Amendment No. 3697, to prohibit the expenditure of certain appropriated funds for the distribution or provision of, or the provision of a prescription for, postcoital emergency contraception.
Pages S6094-95
Wellstone Amendment No. 3698, to provide for a limitation on the use of funds for certain agreements involving the conveyance of licensing of a drug.
Pages S6095-99
Harkin Amendment No. 3699, to fully fund the programs of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Pages S6099-S6103
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the motion to waive the Budget Act for consideration of the pending Gramm point of order be withdrawn.
Page S6084
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill and pending amendments, on Friday, June 30, 2000, with votes to occur thereon.
Page S6093
A further unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that upon final passage of the bill, the Senate insist on its amendment, request a conference with the House thereon, and the Chair be authorized to appoint conferees on the part of the Senate.
Defense Authorization: By prior unanimous consent, the adoption of McCain Amendment No. 3214 (agreed to by the Senate June 8, 2000), to S. 2549, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2001 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe personnel strengths for such fiscal year for the Armed Forces, was vitiated and, subsequently, the amendment was withdrawn.
Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act: Senate concurred in the amendment of the House to S. 148, to require the Secretary of the Interior to establish a program to provide assistance in the conservation of neotropical migratory birds, clearing the measure for the President.
Pages S6180-82
Messages From the House:
Page S6116
Measures Referred:
Page S6116
Measures Read First Time:
Page S6182
Communications:
Pages S6116-20
Statements on Introduced Bills:
Pages S6121-43
Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S6143-45
Amendments Submitted:
Pages S6146-79
Notices of Hearings:
Page S6179
Authority for Committees:
Page S6179
Additional Statements:
Pages S6109-16
Enrolled Bills Presented:
Page S6116
Privileges of the Floor:
Page S6180
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
Daniel G. Webber, Jr., of Oklahoma, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.
James L. Whigham, of Illinois, to be United States Marshal for the Northern District of Illinois.
Russell John Qualliotine, of New York, to be United States Marshal for the Southern District of New York.
Julio F. Mercado, of Texas, to be Deputy Administrator of Drug Enforcement, Department of Justice.
Page S6183
Record Votes: Eight record votes were taken today. (Total--167)
Pages S6047-48, S6067, S6078, S6092-93
Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m., and adjourned at 9:30 p.m., until, 9:30 a.m. on Friday, June 30, 2000. (For Senate’s program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today’s Record on page S6183.)

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    116th Congress - Senate
    Total Hours: 585 (After 198 days)
    • Debate213 Hours
    • Quorum Calls124 Hours
    • Votes105 Hours

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    Source: Resume of Congressional Activity (senate.gov)