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Bills Introduced: 10 public bills, H.R. 4694-4703, were introduced. Page H4783 Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows.… read more

Bills Introduced: 10 public bills, H.R. 4694-4703, were introduced.

Page H4783

Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows.

Committee on Appropriations Report on the Revised Suballocation of Budget Allocations for Fiscal Year 2001 (H. Rept. 106-683);

H. Res. 529, providing for consideration of H.R. 4690, making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001 (H. Rept. 106-684); and

H. Res. 530, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4516, making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001 (H. Rept. 106-685).

Page H4783

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

Page H4677

Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by Rev. Ken L. Day of Randleman, North Carolina.

Page H4680

Recess: The House recessed at 9:21 a.m. and reconvened at 10:00 a.m.

Page H4680

Noncommercial Broadcasting Freedom of Expression Act: The House passed H.R. 4201, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to clarify the service obligations of noncommercial educational broadcast stations by a recorded vote of 264 ayes to 159 noes, Roll No. 295.

Pages H4684-H4701

The Committee on Commerce amendment in the nature of a substitute now printed in the bill (H. Rept. 106-662) was considered as adopted.

Page H4684

Rejected the Markey amendment in the nature of a substitute that sought to limit the eligibility to hold a noncommercial license to those that serve an educational, instructional, cultural, or educational religious purpose by a yea and nay vote of 174 yeas to 250 nays, Roll No. 294.

Pages H4692-H4701

H. Res. 527, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was agreed to by a voice vote.

Pages H4682-84

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

Debt Reduction Reconciliation Act: H.R. 4601, amended, 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 (passed by a yea and nay vote of 419 yeas to 5 nays, Roll No. 296);

Pages H4701-08, H4722-23

Social Security and Medicare Safe Deposit Box Act: H.R. 3859, amended, to amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to protect Social Security and Medicare surpluses through strengthened budgetary enforcement mechanisms (passed by a yea and nay vote of 420 yeas to 2 nays, Roll No. 297);

Pages H4708-14, H4723-24

Presentation of Congressional Gold Medal to the Apollo 11 Crew, Astronauts Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins: H.R. 2815, to present a congressional gold medal to astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, the crew of Apollo 11; and

Pages H4714-19

Designation of John Brademas Post Office in South Bend, Indiana: H.R. 2938, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 424 South Michigan Street in South Bend, Indiana, as the ``John Brademas Post Office.''

Pages H4720-22

VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies Appropriations: The House considered amendments to 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. The bill was previously considered on June 19.

Pages H4724-26

Agreed To:

Walsh en bloc amendment consisting of amendments no. 26, 28, and 40 printed in the Congressional Record that increases Veterans Administration funding for extended care facilities by $30 million and medical research by $30 million and decreases NASA and EPA programs as offsets.;

Pages H4729-34, H4737

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Waxman amendment that makes $4 million in Veterans Administration Departmental Administration funding available for transfers authorized by law;

Pages H4735-36

Nadler amendment no. 2 printed in the Congressional Record that increases funding for the Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids program by $18 million and decreases National Science Foundation funding accordingly; and

Pages H4751-53

Walsh amendment that clarifies that the HUD community builder fellow program shall be terminated in its entirety by September 1, 2000.

Page H4767

Points of order sustained against:

Filner amendment no. 20 printed in the Congressional Record that sought to provide $35.2 million for health benefits for Filipino World War II veterans who were excluded from benefits by the Rescissions Acts of 1946;

Pages H4725-29

Mollohan amendment no. 38 printed in the Congressional Record was offered and subsequently withdrawn that sought to increase funding for HUD programs by $1.8 billion;

Pages H4738-44

Forbes amendment that sought to increase funding for various housing programs and provide reduced down payments for housing loans for teachers and uniformed municipal employees;

Pages H4753-59

Meeks amendment no. 36 printed in the Congressional Record that sought to provide $150 million for Urban Empowerment Zones and $15 million for Rural Empowerment Zones;

Pages H4759-61

Meeks amendment no. 37 printed in the Congressional Record that sought to increase Community Development Block Grant funding by $395 million;

Pages H4762-65

Farr amendment that sought to provide $533.7 million for the Corporation for National and Community Service;

Pages H4772-74

Further proceedings on the following amendments, offered and debated, were postponed:

Kelly amendment that seeks to increase funding for the Public Housing Operating Fund by $1 million and decrease HUD Management and Administration, Salaries and Expenses funding accordingly; and

Pages H4746-50

Hinchey amendment no. 22 printed in the Congressional Record that seeks to increase funding for the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight by $4.7 million.

Pages H4767-70

H. Res. 525, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was agreed to on June 15.

Further Consideration of VA, HUD, and Independent Agency Appropriations: Agreed that during further consideration of H.R. 4635 that no further amendments shall be in order except (1) pro forma amendments offered by the chairman and ranking member of the Committee on Appropriations or their designees for the purpose of debate; (2) the following amendments, debatable for 10 minutes: Kaptur, VA Mental Illness Research; Pascrell, VA Right to Know Act; Saxton, EPA Estuary Funding; Roemer, Space Station; and amendments printed in the Congressional Record and Nos. 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 17, 33, 41, and 43; (3) the following amendments, debatable for 20 minutes: Edwards, VA Health and Research; and amendments printed in the Congressional Record and Nos. 23, 34, and 35; and (4) the following amendments, debatable for 30 minutes: Obey, NSF; Collins, Clean Air; Boyd, FEMA; Olver, Kyoto Protocol; and amendments printed in the Congressional Record and Nos. 3, 4, 24, 25, and 39.

Page H4776

Meeting Hour--Wednesday, June 21: Agreed that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 21.

Page H4776

Recess: The House recessed at 11:32 p.m. and reconvened at 12:10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 21, 2000.

Page H4780

Senate Messages: Message received from the Senate appears on page H4677.

Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on pages H4784-85.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea and nay votes and one recorded vote developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H4700, H4701, H4722-23, and H4723-24. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 9:00 a.m. and adjourned at 12:11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 21, 2000. close

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Jun 20, 2000 | 9:02am EDT | C-SPAN 1

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