Senate Session

Measures Introduced: Fourteen bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows; S. 2586-2599, and S. Res. 308. Pages S4190-91 Measures Reported: Reports were… read more

Measures Introduced: Fourteen bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows; S. 2586-2599, and S. Res. 308.

Pages S4190-91

Measures Reported: Reports were made as follows:

S. 2593, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001. (S. Rept. No. 106-298)

H.R. 371, to expedite the naturalization of aliens who served with special guerrilla units in Laos, with an amendment.

H.R. 1953, to authorize leases for terms not to exceed 99 years on land held in trust for the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians and the Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians of the Guidiville Indian Rancheria.

H.R. 2484, to provide that land which is owned by the Lower Sioux Indian Community in the State of Minnesota but which is not held in trust by the United States for the Community may be leased or transferred by the Community without further approval by the United States.

S. Res. 296, designating the first Sunday in June of each calendar year as ``National Child’s Day'', with an amendment.

S. 484, to provide for the granting of refugee status in the United States to nationals of certain foreign countries in which American Vietnam War POW/MIAs or American Korean War POW/MIAs may be present, if those nationals assist in the return to the United States of those POW/MIAs alive.

S. 1902, to require disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act regarding certain persons and records of the Japanese Imperial Army in a manner that does not impair any investigation or prosecution conducted by the Department of Justice or certain intelligence matters, with an amendment.

Page S4190

Military Construction Appropriations: By 96 yeas to 4 nays (Vote No. 106), Senate passed H.R. 4425, making appropriations for military construction, family housing, and base realignment and closure for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, after striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the text of S. 2521, Senate companion measure, as amended, and after taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:

Pages S4122-70

Adopted:

By 53 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 105), Levin Amendment No. 3154, to strike certain provisions which requires ground troops be withdrawn from Kosovo by a fixed date.

Pages S4122-64

Murray (for Robb) Amendment No. 3146, to make available $220,000,000 for the Navy for fiscal year 2000 for ship depot maintenance.

Pages S4164-68

Burns (for Domenici) Amendment No. 3156, to provide emergency resources to address needs resulting from the catastrophic wildfire at Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico.

Pages S4164-68

Burns (for Gregg) Amendment No. 3157, to provide that none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this or any other Act may be used to allow for the entry into, or withdrawal from warehouse for consumption in the United States of diamonds if the country of origin in which such diamonds were mined (as evidenced by a legible certificate of origin) is the Republic of Sierra Leone, the Republic of Liberia, the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or the Republic of Angola.

Pages S4164-68

Burns (for Stevens) Amendment No. 3158, to provide for the acquisition of six C-130J long-range maritime patrol aircraft, and for other purposes.

Pages S4164-68

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Burns (for Domenici) Amendment No. 3159, to provide $5,700,000 for testing under the Tactical High Energy Laser (THEL) program of the Army.

Pages S4164-68

Burns (for McConnell) Amendment No. 3160, to allow the designation and use of Department of Defense facilities as polling places for local, State, and Federal elections.

Pages S4164-68

Burns (for Jeffords) Amendment No. 3161, to postpone the effective date of certain enforcement provisions until 6 months after the publication of final electronic and information technology standards.

Pages S4164-68

Murray (for Daschle) Amendment No. 3162, to provide for flood mitigation near Pierre, South Dakota.

Pages S4164-68

Burns (for Stevens/Inouye) Amendment No. 3163, to provide for SOFA claims.

Pages S4164-68

Senate insisted on its amendment, requested a conference with the House thereon, and the Chair was authorized to appoint the following conferees on the part of the Senate: Senators Burns, Hutchison, Craig, Kyl, Stevens, Murray, Reid, Inouye, and Byrd.

Page S4170

Subsequently, by prior unanimous consent, S. 2521 was indefinitely postponed.

Hmong Veterans' Naturalization Act: Senate passed H.R. 371, to expedite the naturalization of aliens who served with special guerrilla units in Laos, after agreeing to a committee amendment.

Pages S4211-13

Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Demonstration Act Amendments: Senate passed S. 1509, to amend the Indian Employment, Training, and Related Services Demonstration Act of 1992, to emphasize the need for job creation on Indian reservations, after agreeing to committee amendments.

Page S4214

Indian Education Improvement: Senate passed H.R. 3629, to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to improve the program for American Indian Tribal Colleges and Universities under part A of title III, clearing the measure for the President.

Pages S4214-15

Day of Honor 2000: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S.J. Res. 44, supporting the Day of Honor 2000 to honor and recognize the service of minority veterans in the United States Armed Forces during World War II, and the resolution was then agreed to.

Page S4215

Foreign Operations Appropriations: Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to the consideration of S. 2522, making appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001.

Pages S4170-84

Freedom to E-File Act: Senate concurred in the amendment of the House to S. 777, to require the Secretary of Agriculture to establish an electronic filing and retrieval system to enable farmers and other persons to file paperwork electronically with selected agencies of the Department of Agriculture and to access public information regarding the programs administered by these agencies, with the following amendment:

Pages S4215-16

Brownback (for Fitzgerald) Amendment No. 3165, in the nature of a substitute.

Page S4216

Removal of Injunction of Secrecy: The injunction of secrecy was removed from the following treaty:

Extradition Treaty Between the United States and South Africa (Treaty Doc. No. 106-24).

The treaty was transmitted to the Senate today, considered as having been read for the first time, and referred, with accompanying papers, to the Committee on Foreign Relations and was ordered to be printed.

Pages S4210-11

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 Sylvia Stewart of Mississippi to serve as a member of the First Flight Centennial Federal Advisory Board, vice Wilkinson Wright of Ohio.

Pages S4213-14

Messages From the President: Senate received the following messages from the President of the United States:

Transmitting, pursuant to the National Emergencies Act, a notice continuing the national emergency with respect to Burma that was declared in Executive Order 13047 of May 20, 1997; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM-106)

Page S4188

Transmitting, pursuant to the National Emergencies Act, a 6-month periodic report on the national emergency with respect to Burma that was declared in Executive Order 13047 of May 20, 1997; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM-107)

Pages S4188-89

Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:

Gregory Robert Dahlberg, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of the Army.

Bernard Daniel Rostker, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness.

Pages S4211, S4217D492

Messages From the President:

Pages S4188-89

Communications:

Pages S4189-90

Executive Reports of Committees:

Page S4190

Statements on Introduced Bills:

Pages S4191-S4207

Additional Cosponsors:

Pages S4207-08

Amendments Submitted:

Pages S4208-10

Additional Statements:

Pages S4186-88

Notice of Hearings:

Page S4210

Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--106)

Pages S4163-64S4170

Adjournment: Senate convened at 9 a.m., and adjourned at 8:11 p.m., until 11 a.m., on Monday, May 22, 2000. (For Senate’s program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today’s Record on page S4216.) close

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