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Bills Introduced: 6 public bills, H.R. 4636-4641, were introduced. Page H4420 Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows: H.R.… read more

Bills Introduced: 6 public bills, H.R. 4636-4641, were introduced.

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Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 3995, to establish procedures governing the responsibilities of court-appointed receivers who administer departments, offices, and agencies of the District of Columbia government, amended (H. Rept. 106-663);

H.R. 4387, to provide that the School Governance Charter Amendment Act of 2000 shall take effect upon the date such Act is ratified by the voters of the District of Columbia (H. Rept. 106-664);

H.R. 4504, to make technical amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965, amended (Rept. 106-665);

H.R. 4079, to require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a comprehensive fraud audit of the Department of Education, amended (H. Rept. 106-666);

H.R. 4022, regarding the sale and transfer of Moskit anti-ship missiles by the Russian Federation, amended (Rept. 106-667);

H.R. 4118, to prohibit the rescheduling or forgiveness of any outstanding bilateral debt owed to the United States by the Government of the Russian Federation until the President certifies to the Congress that the Government of the Russian Federation has ceased all its operations at, removed all personnel from, and permanently closed the intelligence facility at Lourdes, Cuba, amended (H. Rept. 106-668);

H.R. 3048, to amend section 879 of title 18, United States Code, to provide clearer coverage over threats against former Presidents and members of their families, amended (H. Rept. 106-669);

H. Res. 523, waiving points of order against the conference report on S. 761, to regulate interstate commerce by electronic means by permitting and encouraging the continued expansion of electronic commerce through the operation of free market forces (H. Rept. 106-670);

H. Res. 524, providing for consideration of H.R. 4578, making appropriations for the Department of the Interior and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001 (H. Rept. 106-671).

H.J. Res. 90, withdrawing the approval of the United States from the Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization, amended, adverse (H. Rept. 106-672);

H.R. 4601, to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 213(c) of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2001 to reduce the public debt and to decrease the statutory limit on the public debt, amended (H. Rept. 106-673, Pt. 1); and

H.R. 4635, making appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and for sundry independent agencies, boards, commissions, corporations, and offices for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, (H. Rept. 106-674).

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

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Recess: The House recessed at 12:31 p.m. and reconvened at 2:00.

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Recess: The House recessed at 3:33 p.m. and reconvened at 6:27 p.m.

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Suspension--Proceedings Postponed: The House completed debate on H.R. 4079, amended, to require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a comprehensive fraud audit of the Department of Education. Further proceedings on the motion to suspend the rules were postponed.

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

Higher Education Act Amendments: H.R. 4504, amended, to make technical amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965;

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Importance of Strong Marriages: H. Res. 280, amended, recognizing the importance of strong marriages and the contributions that community marriage policies have made to the strength of marriages throughout the United States;

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Governing District of Columbia Court-Appointed Receivers: H.R. 3995, amended, to establish procedures governing the responsibilities of court-appointed receivers who administer departments, offices, and agencies of the District of Columbia government; and

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Waiving Congressional Review of DC School Board Referendum: H.R. 4387, to provide that the School Governance Charter Amendment Act of 2000 shall take effect upon the date such Act is ratified by the voters of the District of Columbia.

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Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations: The House considered amendments to 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. The House began consideration of the bill on June 8.

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Withdrawn:

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Obey amendment no. 24 printed in the Congressional Record, was offered but subsequently withdrawn, that sought to increase funding for the child care and development block grant by $1,000.

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Points of order sustained against:

Pelosi amendment no. 11 printed in the Congressional Record that sought to increase funding for substance abuse programs by $600 million; and

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Hoyer amendment no. 12 printed in the Congressional Record that sought to increase funding for the child care and development block grant, family service and Head Start programs, education reforms, and education for the disadvantaged by $1.8 billion;

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The Pelosi and Hoyer amendments were considered pursuant to a unanimous consent agreement of June 8.

H. Res. 518, the rule that is providing for consideration of the bill was agreed to on June 8.

Rejected the Obey motion that the Committee rise by a recorded vote of 187 ayes to 202 noes, Roll No. 255. Earlier, the motion failed on a division of the question of 15 ayes to 17 noes.

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Rejected the Obey motion that the Committee rise by a recorded vote of 182 ayes to 196 noes, Roll No. 256.

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Order of Business--Further Consideration of Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations: Agreed that during further consideration of the bill pursuant to H. Res. 518 and the order of the House of June 8, no further amendment to the bill shall be in order except (1) pro forma amendments offered by the chairman or ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their designees for the purpose of debate; (2) the amendment printed in part B of House Report 106-657; (3) the remaining amendments listed in the order of the House of June 8, 2000, as previously modified; and (4) the following additional amendments: Representative Young of Florida regarding across-the-board reduction; Representative Hoekstra regarding reductions in Education for the Disadvantaged, Impact Aid, School Improvement Programs, and bilingual and Immigrant Education and increase in Special Education; Representative Schaffer regarding reduction in Education Research, Statistics, and Improvement and increase in Special Education; Representative Schaffer regarding reduction in Even Start and increase in Special Education for Grants to States; Representative Schaffer regarding reduction in Job Corps Training and increase in Special Education for Grants to States; Representative Schaffer regarding reduction in the U.S. Institute of Peace and increase in Special Education for Grants to States; Representative Coburn regarding fetal tissue research; Representative Kaptur regarding a report on the impact of PNTR on U.S. jobs; Representative Sanders regarding NIH; Representative Hall of Ohio regarding additional funding for Meals on Wheels; and the amendments printed in the Congressional Record and numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 189, 190, 191, 192, 196, 198, and 201. Each amendment may be offered only by the Member designated in the request or a designee, or the Member who caused it to be printed or a designee; shall be considered as read; shall be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled; shall not be subject D576to amendment; and shall not be subject to a demand for a division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole.

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Military Construction, Family Housing, and Base Realignment: The House disagreed with the Senate amendment to 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, and agreed to a conference.

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Appointed as conferees for consideration of the House bill, and division A of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Representatives Hobson, porter, Tiahrt, Walsh, Miller of Florida, Aderholt, Granger, Goode, Young of Florida, Olver, Edwards, Farr of California, Boyd, Dicks, and Obey. For consideration of division B of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Representatives Young of Florida, Regula, Lewis of California, Rogers, Skeen, Callahan, Obey, Murtha, Pelosi, and Kaptur.

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Agreed to the Olver motion to instruct conferees to disagree with the Senate amendment and provide funding for national Missile Defense Initial deployment Facilities at a level equal to the lower level as provided in the House passed bill.

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Senate Messages: Message received from the Senate appears on page H4177.

Referral: S. Con. Res. 121 was referred to the Committee on International Relations.

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Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on page H4221.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Two recorded votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H4208-09 and H4214. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 12:30 p.m. and adjourned at 12 midnight. close

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