Senate Session Measures Introduced: Eight bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 2685-2692, S. Res. 317-318, and S. Con. Res. 120. Page S4669… read more
Senate Session Measures Introduced: Eight bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 2685-2692, S. Res. 317-318, and S. Con. Res. 120.
National Opera: Senate passed H.R. 4542, to designate the Washington Opera in Washington, D.C., as the National Opera, clearing the measure for the President.
Honoring U.S.S. Thresher Casualties: Senate agreed to S. Res. 318, honoring the 129 sailors and civilians lost aboard the U.S.S. Thresher (SSN 593) on April 10, 1963; extending the gratitude of the Nation for their last, full measure of devotion; and acknowledging the contributions of the Naval Submarine Service and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to the defense of this Nation.
Organ Procurement Organization Certification Act: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was discharged from further consideration of S. 2625, to amend the Public Health Service Act to revise the performance standards and certification process for organ procurement organizations, and the bill was then passed.
National Defense Authorization: Senate continued consideration of 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, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S4607-35, S4637-61
By 96 yeas to 1 nay (Vote No. 117), Warner further Modified Amendment No. 3173, to extend eligibility for medical care under CHAMPUS and TRICARE to persons over age 64.
Pages S4607, S4627, S4631
By 51 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 119), Warner Amendment No. 3184 (to Amendment No. 3183), to provide for correction of scope of waiver authority for limitation on retirement or dismantlement of strategic nuclear delivery systems, and authority to waive limitation.
Pages S4607-20, S4633
Kerrey Amendment No. 3183, to repeal a limitation on retirement or dismantlement of strategic nuclear delivery systems in excess of military requirements.
Pages S4607-20, S4633
Reid Amendment No. 3198, to permit retired members of the Armed Forces who have a service-connected disability to receive military retired pay concurrently with veterans' disability compensation.
Wellstone Amendment No. 3211, to express the sense of Congress condemning the use of children as soldiers in current foreign armed conflicts and expressing the belief that the United States should support and, where possible, lead efforts to end this abuse of human rights.
By 35 yeas to 63 nays (Vote No. 120), McCain/Levin Amendment No. 3197, to authorize additional rounds of base closures and realignments under the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 in 2003 and 2005.
Smith (of NH) Amendment No. 3210, to prohibit granting security clearances to felons.
McCain Amendment No. 3214 (to Amendment No. 3210), to require the disclosure of expenditures and contributions by certain political organizations.
During consideration of this measure today, the Senate also took the following action:
A point of order was made that Johnson Amendment No. 3191, to restore health care coverage to retired members of the uniformed services, was in violation of Section 302(f) of the Congressional Budget Act and, by 52 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. 118), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected a motion to waive the aforementioned section with respect to consideration of the amendment. Subsequently, the point of order was sustained and the amendment thus fell.
A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill and a certain amendment to be proposed thereto, on Thursday, June 8, 2000.
A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the McCain Amendment No. 3214 (to Amendment No. 3210), listed above, on Thursday, June 8, 2000, with a vote to occur thereon.
First Flight Centennial Federal Advisory Board: The Chair, on behalf of the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Democratic Leader, pursuant to Public Law 105-389, announced the appointment of Robert R. Ferguson III of North Carolina to serve as a member of the First Flight Centennial Federal Advisory Board.
Messages From the House:
Executive Reports of Committees:
Statements on Introduced Bills:
Notices of Hearings:
Authority for Committees:
Privileges of the Floor:
Record Votes: Four record votes were taken today. (Total--120)
Pages S4631-33, S4649
Recess: Senate convened at 9:31 a.m., and recessed at 8:05 p.m., until 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, June 8, 2000. (For Senate’s program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today’s Record on page S4719.) close
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- Robert Kerrey U.S. Senator [D] Nebraska
- Carl Levin U.S. Senator [D] Michigan
- John S. McCain III U.S. Senator (Class 3) [R] Arizona
- Harry Reid U.S. Senator (Class 3) [D] Nevada
- Robert G. Torricelli U.S. Senator [D] New Jersey
- John W. Warner U.S. Senator [R] Virginia