House Session

Bills Introduced: 11 public bills, H.R. 4365-4375; and 2 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 315-316, were introduced. Page H2511 Reports Filed: Reports were filed… read more

Bills Introduced: 11 public bills, H.R. 4365-4375; and 2 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 315-316, were introduced.

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Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 1523, to establish mandatory procedures to be followed by the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management in advance of the permanent closure of any forest road so as to ensure local public participation in the decisionmaking process, amended (H. Rept. 106-604, Pt. 1) and

H. Res. 488, waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of a certain resolution reported from the Committee on Rules (H. Rept. 106-605).

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Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he designated Representative Gutknecht to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.

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Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Rabbi Israel Zoberman of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:

Continued Human Rights Violations and Political Oppression in Vietnam: H. Con. Res. 295, amended, relating to continuing human rights violations and political oppression in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam 25 years after the fall of South Vietnam to Communist forces (agreed to by a yea and nay vote of 415 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 133)

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International Recognition of Israel’s Magen David Adom Society: H. Res. 464, expressing the sense of Congress on international recognition of Israel’s Magen David Adom Society and its symbol, the Red Shield of David;

Pages H2422-25

Human Rights Violations in Belarus: H. Con. Res. 304, expressing the condemnation of the continued egregious violations of human rights in the Republic of Belarus, the lack of progress toward the establishment of democracy and the rule of law in Belarus, calling on President Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s regime to engage in negotiations with the representatives of the opposition and to restore the constitutional rights of the Belarusian people, and calling on the Russian Federation to respect the sovereignty of Belarus (agreed to by a yea and nay vote of 409 yeas to 2 nays with 2 voting ``present'', Roll No. 134);

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Congratulating the People of Senegal on Their Elections: H. Res. 449, congratulating the people of Senegal on the success of the multi-party electoral process;

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Sierra Leone Peace Support: H.R. 3879, amended, to support the Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone in its peace-building efforts;

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Continued Submission of Endangered Species Reports: Debated on May 2, S. 1744, to amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to provide that certain species conservation reports shall continue to be submitted (passed by a yea and nay vote of 420 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 135)--clearing the measure for the President;

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Memorial Honoring Disabled Veterans: Debated on May 2, H.R. 1509, to authorize the Disabled Veterans' LIFE Memorial Foundation to establish a memorial in the District of Columbia or its environs to honor veterans who became disabled while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States (passed by a yea and nay vote of 421 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 136);

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Commending Charter Schools: Debated on May 2, H. Con. Res. 310, supporting a National Charter Schools Week (agreed to by a yea and nay vote of 397 yeas to 20 nays, Roll No. 137);

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Worker Economic Opportunity: S. 2323, to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to clarify the treatment of stock options under the Act--clearing the measure for the President (passed by a yea and nay vote of 421 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 139);

Pages H2437-49, H2467

IDEA Full Funding: H.R. 4055, to authorize appropriations for part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to achieve full funding for part B of that Act by 2010 (passed by a yea and nay vote of 421 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 140);

Pages H2449-57, H2467-68

Designating the Pamela B. Gwin Hall Federal Building: H.R. 1729, to designate the Federal facility located at 1301 Emmet Street in Charlottesville, Virginia, as the ``Pamela B. Gwin Hall.''

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Designating the Donald J. Pease Federal Building: H.R. 1405, to designate the Federal building located at 143 West Liberty Street, Medina, Ohio, as the ``Donald J. Pease Federal Building''; and

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Designating the Kika de la Garza United States Border Station: H.R. 1901, to designate the United States border station located in Pharr, Texas, as the ``Kika de la Garza United States Border Station'' (passed by a yea and nay vote of 417 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 141).

Pages H2459-61, H2468-69

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Restoration Act: The House passed H.R. 2957, to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to authorize funding to carry out certain water quality restoration projects for Lake Pontchartrain Basin, Louisiana by a yea and nay vote of 418 yeas to 6 nays, Roll No. 138.

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Agreed to the Committee amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order by the rule.

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Agreed to the Traficant amendment, as modified, that expresses the Sense of the Congress that grant recipients abide by provisions of the Buy American Act and requires the Administrator of the EPA to give notice of the Acts' requirements to grant applicants.

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Earlier, the House agreed to H. Res. 484, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill.

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Use of Capitol Grounds for Earth Force Youth Bike Summit: H. Con. Res. 314, authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for a bike rodeo to be conducted by the Earth Force Youth Bike Summit.

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Africa Free Trade: The House disagreed with the Senate amendment to H.R. 434, to authorize a new trade and investment policy for sub-Sahara Africa and agreed to a conference. Subsequently appointed as conferees: From the Committee on International Relations, Chairman Gilman and Representatives Royce and Gejdenson; from the Committee on Ways and Means, Chairman Archer and Representatives Crane and Rangel; and as additional conferees, Representatives Houghton and Hoeffel.

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Recess: The House recessed at 8:05 p.m. and reconvened at 10:53 p.m.

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Senate Messages: Message received from the Senate appears on page H2413.

Referrals: S. Con. Res. 81 was referred to the Committee on International Relations.

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Quorum Calls--Votes: Nine yea and nay votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H2433-34, H2434-35, H2435, H2435-36, H2436-37, H2466-67, H2467, H2467-68, and H2468-69. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10:00 a.m. and adjourned at 10:54 p.m. close

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