The Senate Is Not In Session
Senate Session - October 19, 2000

Measures Introduced: Eight bills and two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 3219-3226, S. Res. 380, and S. Con. Res. 153.
Page S10801
Measures Reported: Reports were made as follows:
Special Report entitled ``Further Revised Allocation to Subcommittees of Budget Totals for Fiscal Year 2001''. (S. Rept. No. 106-507)
Page S10801

Continuing Resolution: Senate passed H.J. Res. 114, making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2001.
Pages S10770, S10776

Strategic Petroleum Reserve Authorization: Senate passed H.R. 2884, to extend energy conservation programs under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act through fiscal year 2003, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S10836-37
Sessions (for Murkowski/Bingaman) Amendment No. 4327, in the nature of a substitute.
Page S10837

California Land Conveyance: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3657, to provide for the conveyance of a small parcel of public domain land in the San Bernardino National Forest in the State of California, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S10837-38
Sessions (for Murkowski) Amendment No. 4328, in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S10837-38

Virginia Land Exchange: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4835, to authorize the exchange of land between the Secretary of the Interior and the Director of Central Intelligence at the George Washington Memorial Parkway in McLean, Virginia, and the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for the President.
Page S10838

Arizona Conveyance: Senate passed H.R. 3023, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Reclamation, to convey property to the Greater Yuma Port Authority of Yuma County, Arizona, for use as an international port of entry, after withdrawing a committee amendment, and agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S10838-39
Sessions (for Murkowski/Bingaman) Amendment No. 4330, in the nature of a substitute.
Page S10839

Spanish Peaks Wilderness Act: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 898, designating certain land in the San Isabel National Forest in the State of Colorado as the ``Spanish Peaks Wilderness'', and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
Page S10839
Sessions (for Murkowski/Bingaman) Amendment No. 4331, in the nature of a substitute.
Page S10839

U.S. Citizens Safety in Mexico: Committee on Foreign Relations was discharged from further consideration of H. Con. Res. 232, expressing the sense of Congress concerning the safety and well-being of D1103United States citizens injured while traveling in Mexico, and the resolution was then agreed to.
Pages S10839-40

International Malaria Control Act: Senate passed S. 2943, to authorize additional assistance for international malaria control, and to provide for coordination and consultation in providing assistance under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 with respect to malaria, HIV, and tuberculosis.
Page S10840

Democratic Government in Bolivia: Committee on Foreign Relations was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 375, supporting the efforts of Bolivia’s democratically elected government, and the resolution was then agreed to.
Pages S10840-41

UN Taiwan Participation: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 390, expressing the sense of the Congress regarding Taiwan’s participation in the United Nations.
Page S10841

Religious Workers Act: Senate passed H.R. 4068, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to extend for an additional 3 years the special immigrant religious worker program, clearing the measure for the President.
Page S10841

Wartime Violation of Italian American Civil Liberties Act: Senate passed H.R. 42, to provide for the preparation of a Government report detailing injustices suffered by Italian Americans during World War II, and a formal acknowledgment of such injustices by the President, after agreeing to committee amendments.
Pages S10841-42

Hmong Veterans' Naturalization Act Amendment: Senate passed H.R. 5234, to amend the Hmong Veterans' Naturalization Act of 2000 to extend the applicability of that Act to certain former spouses of deceased Hmong veterans, clearing the measure for the President.
Page S10842

Mother Teresa Religious Workers Act: Senate passed S. 2406, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide permanent authority for entry into the United States of certain religious workers.
Pages S10842-43

International Patient Act: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2961, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to authorize a 3-year pilot program under which the Attorney General may extend the period for voluntary departure in the case of certain nonimmigrant aliens who require medical treatment in the United States and were admitted under the Visa Waiver Pilot Program, and the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for the President.
Page S10843

Great Ape Conservation Act: Senate passed H.R. 4320, to assist in the conservation of great apes by supporting and providing financial resources for the conservation programs of countries within the range of great apes and projects of persons with demonstrated expertise in the conservation of great apes, clearing the measure for the President.
Page S10843

National Historical Publications and Records Commission Authorization: Senate passed H.R. 4110, to amend title 44, United States Code, to authorize appropriations for the National Historical Publications and Records Commission for fiscal years 2002 through 2005, clearing the measure for the President.
Page S1843

Placement of Paintings: Senate agreed to S. Res. 380, approving the placement of two paintings in the Senate reception room.
Page S10844

Liberty Day Recognition: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 376, expressing the sense of the Congress regarding support for the recognition of a Liberty Day.
Page S10844

Federal Courts Improvement Act: Senate passed S. 2915, to make improvements in the operation and administration of the Federal courts, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S10844-48
Page: D1103
Sessions (for Hatch) Amendment No. 4332, in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S10847-48

Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act: Senate passed S. 1854, to reform the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S10848-50
Sessions (for Hatch) Amendment No. 4333, in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S10849-50
Colorado Ute Settlement Act: Senate began consideration of S. 2508, to amend the Colorado Ute Indian Water Rights Settlement Act of 1988 to provide for a final settlement of the claims of the Colorado Ute Indian Tribes, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S10776-85

Pending:
Campbell Amendment No. 4303, in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S10776-85
Feingold Amendment No. 4326 (to Amendment No. 4303), to improve certain provisions of the bill.
Pages S10781-85
VA-HUD/Energy and Water Development Appropriations Conference Report: By 85 yeas to 8 nays (Vote No. 278), Senate agreed to the conference report on H.R. 4635, making appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and for sundry independent D1104agencies, boards, commissions, corporations, and offices for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, and making appropriations for energy and water development for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, clearing the measure for the President.
Pages S10751-69
American Embassy Security Act/Bankruptcy Reform Act: Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the conference report on H.R. 2415, to enhance security of United States missions and personnel overseas, to authorize appropriations for the Department of State for fiscal year 2000. (On October 11, 2000, the H.R. 2415 conference committee struck all of the House bill after the enacting clause and inserted the provisions of S. 3186, the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2000).
Page S10770
Page: D1104
During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:
By a unanimous vote of 89 yeas (1 member voting present) (Vote No. 279), Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 2415 (listed above).
Pages S10769-70
National Energy Security Act: By unanimous-consent, the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 2557, to protect the energy security of the United States and decrease America’s dependency on foreign oil sources to 50 percent by the Year 2010 by enhancing the use of renewable energy resources, conserving energy resources, improving energy efficiencies, and increasing domestic energy supplies, mitigating the effect of increases in energy prices on the American consumer, including the poor and the elderly, was withdrawn.
Page S10769
Subsequently, Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
National Forest Education and Community Purpose Lands Act: Senate concurred in the amendment of the House to the Senate amendment to H.R. 150, to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to convey National Forest System lands for use for educational purposes, with a further amendment proposed thereto:
Page S10838
Sessions (for Murkowski/Bingaman) Amendment No. 4329, in the nature of a substitute.
Page S10838
Immigration and Nationality Act Amendments: Senate concurred in the amendment of the House to S. 2812, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide a waiver of the oath of renunciation and allegiance for naturalization of aliens having certain disabilities, clearing the measure for the President.
Page S10843
Messages From the President: Senate received the following messages from the President of the United States:
Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report on the continuation of emergency with respect to significant narcotics traffickers centered in Colombia; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM-134)
Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report on highway safety for calendar year 1998; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (PM-135)
Page S10799
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
Hans Mark, of Texas, to be Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Chemical and Biological Defense Programs.
Gregory M. Frazier, of Kansas, to be Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador. (New Position)
Norman A. Wulf, of Virginia, to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Forty-fourth Session of the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Allen E. Carrier, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development for a term expiring May 19, 2004.
Bill Duke, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2006.
Marca Bristo, of Illinois, to be a Member of the National Council on Disability for a term expiring September 17, 2001. (Reappointment)
Peggy Goldwater-Clay, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation for a term expiring June 5, 2006. (Reappointment)
Claude A. Allen, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation for a term expiring September 22, 2005.
Willie Grace Campbell, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation for a term expiring September 22, 2005. (Reappointment)
Fred P. DuVal, of Arizona, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Foundation for a term expiring October 6, 2002.
Routine list in the Coast Guard.
Page S10850
Messages From the President:
Page S10799
Messages From the House:
Pages S10799-S10800
Communications:
Pages S10800-01D1105
Executive Reports of Committees:
Page S10801
Statements on Introduced Bills:
Pages S10801-07
Additional Cosponsors:
Page S10807
Amendments Submitted:
Pages S10808-35
Additional Statements:
Pages S10795-99
Text of S. 1639, as Previously Passed:
Pages S10835-36
Enrolled Bills Presented:
Page S10800
Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--279)
Pages S10769, S10770
Recess: Senate convened at 10:30 a.m., and recessed at 7:19 p.m., until 4:30 p.m., on Monday, October 23, 2000. (For Senate’s program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today’s Record on page S10850.)

Speakers:
Time
Action

    Briefings for October 19, 2000

    • No Briefings Covered
    View all Congressional News Conferences

    Hearings for October 19, 2000

    Today
    • No Hearings Covered
    View All Senate Hearings

    Statistics

    116th Congress - Senate
    Total Hours: 497 (After 173 days)
    • Debate188 Hours
    • Quorum Calls109 Hours
    • Votes87 Hours

    Click a category within the legend to toggle its visibility.

    Source: Resume of Congressional Activity (senate.gov)