House Session

Bills Introduced: 6 public bills, H.R. 4776-4781, and 1 resolution, H. Con. Res. 365, were introduced. Page H5435 Reports Filed: Reports were… read more

Bills Introduced: 6 public bills, H.R. 4776-4781, and 1 resolution, H. Con. Res. 365, were introduced.

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Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows.

H.R. 2848, to amend the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 and the Small Business Act to establish a New Markets Venture Capital Program, to establish an America’s Private Investment Company Program, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a New Markets Tax Credit, amended (H. Rept. 106-706, Pt. 1).

H. Res. 540, waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules (H. Rept. 106-707);

H. Res. 541, providing for consideration of a concurrent resolution providing for adjournment of the House and Senate for the Independence Day district work period (H. Rept. 106-708); and

H. Res. 542, providing for consideration of H.R. 1304, to ensure and foster continued patient safety and quality of care by making the antitrust laws apply to negotiations between groups of health care professionals and health plan and health plans and health insurance issuers in the same manner as such D683laws apply to collective bargaining by labor organizations under the National Labor Relations Act (H. Rept. 106-709).

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

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Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain Rev. Mark A. Teslik of East Moline, Illinois.

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Medicare RX 2000 Act: The House passed H.R. 4680, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a voluntary program for prescription drug coverage under the Medicare Program, and to modernize the Medicare Program by a yea and nay vote of 217 yeas to 214 nays, Roll No. 357.

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Rejected the Stark motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Ways and Means with instructions to report it back with a Medicare prescription medicine plan with various features which provides a benefit available to all Medicare beneficiaries including those in rural areas by a yea and nay vote of 204 yeas to 222 nays, Roll No. 356.

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Earlier, a point of order was sustained against a Stark motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Ways and Means with instructions to report it back with an amendment in the nature of a substitute that inserts the provisions of the Medicare Guaranteed and Defined Rx Benefit and Health Provider Relief Act of 2000. Agreed to table the motion to appeal the ruling of the Chair by a yea and nay vote of 224 yeas to 202 nays, Roll No. 355.

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Pursuant to the rule, the Committee on Ways and Means amendment now printed in the bill, H. Rept. 106-703, part 1, modified by the amendment printed in H. Rept. 106-705, the report accompanying the rule, were considered as adopted.

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Agreed to H. Res. 539, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill by a recorded vote of 216 ayes to 213 noes, Roll No. 349. Agreed to table the Goss motion to reconsider the vote by a recorded vote of 222 ayes to 204 noes, Roll No. 350.

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Agreed to order the previous question on the rule by a yea and nay vote of 227 yeas to 204 nays, Roll No. 347. Agreed to table the Moakley motion to reconsider the vote by a recorded vote of 220 ayes to 205 noes, Roll No. 348.

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Earlier, Representative Stenholm made the point of order that H. Res. 539 violated section 426(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974. Subsequently agreed to consider the resolution by a yea and nay vote of 224 yeas to 200 nays, Roll No. 344. Agreed to table the Frank of Massachusetts motion to reconsider the vote by a recorded vote of 219 ayes to 200 noes, Roll No. 345.

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Lastly, agreed to permit the use of exhibits during debate of the bill by the following Members: Representative Menendez by a yea and nay vote of 371 yeas to 48 nays, Roll No. 352; Representative Olver by a recorded vote of 326 ayes to 92 noes, Roll No. 353; and Representative Hooley by a recorded vote of 224 ayes to 191 noes with 2 voting ``present'', Roll No. 354.

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Motions to Adjourn: Rejected the Bonior motion to adjourn by a yea and nay vote of 166 yeas to 237 nays, Roll No. 343. Rejected the Frank of Massachusetts motion to adjourn by a recorded vote of 174 ayes to 242 noes, Roll No. 346. Rejected the Moakley motion to adjourn by a recorded vote of 178 ayes to 244 noes, Roll No. 351.

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Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA, and Related Agencies Appropriations: The House agreed to H. Res. 538, the rule that is providing for consideration of H.R. 4461, making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001 by a yea and nay vote of 232 yeas to 179 nays, Roll No. 358.

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Suspension--Proceedings Postponed: The House completed debate on the following motion to suspend the rules upon which further proceedings were postponed:

Supplemental Medicare Funding: H. Res. 535, sense of the House concerning the use of additional projected surplus funds to supplement Medicare funding, previously reduced under the Balanced Budget Act of 1997; and

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Suspension: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measure:

Drug Import Fairness Act: H.R. 3240, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to clarify certain responsibilities of the Food and Drug Administration with respect to the importation of drugs into the United States.

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Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on pages H5436-37.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Eight yea and nay votes and eight recorded votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H5300, H5302-03, H5303, H5303-04, H5315-16, H5316-17, H5317, H5318, H5318-19, H5370-71, H5371-72, H5372-73, H5398, H5413-14, H5414-15, and H5422-23. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 12:27 a.m. on Thursday, June 29. close

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