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The Senate will convene at 9:30 am to resume consideration of S. 2045, the American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act of 2000, re: H-1B Visas. The vote on… read more

The Senate will convene at 9:30 am to resume consideration of S. 2045, the American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act of 2000, re: H-1B Visas. The vote on final passage of S. 2045 will occur at 10:00 followed by a vote on final passage of H.R. 3767, the Visa Waiver Permanent Program Act. The Senate will then proceed to Executive Session for the consideration of several Nominations.

Measures Introduced: Seven bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 3149-3156, S. Res. 364-365, and S. Con. Res. 141.

Pages S9701-02

Reported on Friday, September 29, during the adjournment:

H.R. 4447, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 919 West 34th Street in Baltimore, Maryland, as the ``Samuel H. Lacy, Sr. Post Office Building''.

S. 1848, to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the design, planning, and construction of the Denver Water Reuse project, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 106-437)

S. 2195, to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the design, planning, and construction of the Truckee watershed reclamation project for the reclamation and reuse of water, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 106-438)

S. 2301, to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the design, planning, and construction of the Lakehaven water reclamation project for the reclamation and reuse of water, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 106-439)

S. 2345, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study concerning the preservation and public use of sites associated with Harriet Tubman located in Auburn, New York, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 106-440)

S. 2749, to establish the California Trail Interpretive Center in Elko, Nevada, to facilitate the interpretation of the history of development and use of trails in the setting of the western portion of the United States. (S. Rept. No. 106-441)

S. 2865, to designate certain land of the National Forest System located in the State of Virginia as wilderness. (S. Rept. No. 106-442)

S. 2959, to amend the Dayton Aviation Heritage Preservation Act of 1992, with an amendment. (S. Rept. No. 106-443)

H.R. 1680, to provide for the conveyance of Forest Service property in Kern County, California, in exchange for county lands suitable for inclusion in Sequoia National Forest, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 106-444)

H.R. 2919, to promote preservation and public awareness of the history of the Underground Railroad by providing financial assistance, to the Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. (S. Rept. No. 106-445)

H.R. 4063, to establish the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park in the State of California, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 106-446)

H.R. 4285, to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to convey certain administrative sites for National Forest System lands in the State of Texas, to convey certain National Forest System land to the New Waverly Gulf Coast Trades Center. (S. Rept. No. 106-447)

H.R. 2302, to designate the building of the United States Postal Service located at 307 Main Street in Johnson City, New York, as the ``James W. McCabe, Sr. Post Office Building''.

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H.R. 3030, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 757 Warren Road in Ithaca, New York, as the ``Matthew F. McHugh Post Office''.

H.R. 3454, to designate the United States post office located at 451 College Street in Macon, Georgia, as the ``Henry McNeal Turner Post Office''.

H.R. 3909, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4601 South Cottage Grove Avenue in Chicago, Illinois, as the ``Henry W. McGee Post Office Building''.

H.R. 3985, to redesignate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14900 Southwest 30th Street in Miramar City, Florida, as the ``Vicki Coceano Post Office Building''.

H.R. 4157, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 600 Lincoln Avenue in Pasadena, California, as the ``Matthew `Mack' Robinson Post Office Building''.

H.R. 4169, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2000 Vassar Street in Reno, Nevada, as the ``Barbara F. Vucanovich Post Office Building''.

H.R. 4448, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3500 Dolfield Avenue in Baltimore, Maryland, as the ``Judge Robert Bernard Watts, Sr. Post Office Building''.

H.R. 4449, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1908 North Ellamont Street in Baltimore, Maryland, as the ``Dr. Flossie McClain Dedmond Post Office Building''.

H.R. 4484, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 500 North Washington Street in Rockville, Maryland, as the ``Everett Alvarez, Jr. Post Office Building''.

H.R. 4517, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 24 Tsienneto Road in Derry, New Hampshire, as the ``Alan B. Shepard, Jr. Post Office Building''.

H.R. 4534, to redesignate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 114 Ridge Street in Lenoir, North Carolina, as the ``James T. Broyhill Post Office Building''.

H.R. 4554, to redesignate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1602 Frankford Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the ``Joseph F. Smith Post Office Building''.

H.R. 4615, to redesignate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3030 Meredith Avenue in Omaha, Nebraska, as the ``Reverend J.C. Wade Post Office''.

H.R. 4658, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 301 Green Street in Fayetteville, North Carolina, as the ``J.L. Dawkins Post Office Building''.

H.R. 4884, to redesignate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 200 West 2nd Street in Royal Oak, Michigan, as the ``William S. Broomfield Post Office Building''.

S. 2804, 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''.

Reported today:

H.R. 4110, to amend title 44, United States Code, to authorize appropriations for the National Historical Publications and Records Commission for fiscal years 2002 through 2005. (S. Rept. No. 106-466)

S. 2688, to amend the Native American Languages Act to provide for the support of Native American Language Survival Schools, with an amendment an the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 106-467)

S. 2686, to amend chapter 36 of title 39, United States Code, to modify rates relating to reduced rate mail matter. (S. Rept. No. 106-468)

S. 3062, to modify the date on which the Mayor of the District of Columbia submits a performance accountability plan to Congress. (S. Rept. No. 106-469)

Report to accompany S. 3144, to amend the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) to establish police powers for certain Inspector General agents engaged in official duties and provide an oversight mechanism for the exercise of those powers. (S. Rept. No. 106-470)

H.R. 34, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to make technical corrections to a map relating to the Coastal Barrier Resources System, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 106-471)

H.R. 4320, to assist in the conservation of great apes by supporting and providing financial resources for the conservation programs of countries within the range of great apes and projects of persons with demonstrated expertise in the conservation of great apes. (S. Rept. No. 106-472)

H.R. 4435, to clarify certain boundaries on the map relating to Unit NC01 of the Coastal Barrier Resources System. (S. Rept. No. 106-473)

H.R. 4643, to provide for the settlement of issues and claims related to the trust lands of the Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians. (S. Rept. No. 106-474)

H.R. 4844, to modernize the financing of the railroad retirement system and to provide enhanced benefits to employees and beneficiaries, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 106-475)

S. 2111, to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to convey for fair market value 1.06 acres of land in the D1020San Bernardino National Forest, California, to KATY 101.3 FM, a California corporation, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 106-476)

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S. 2331, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to recalculate the franchise fee owed by Fort Sumter Tours, Inc., a concessioner providing service to Fort Sumter National Monument, South Carolina, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 106-477)

S. 2350, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain water rights to Duchesne City, Utah, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 106-478)

S. 2547, to provide for the establishment of the Great Sand Dunes National Park and the Great Sand Dunes National Preserve in the State of Colorado, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 106-479)

S. 3022, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain irrigation facilities to the Nampa and Meridian Irrigation District, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 106-480)

H.R. 3023, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Reclamation, to convey property to the Greater Yuma Port Authority of Yuma County, Arizona, for use as an international port of entry, with an amendment. (S. Rept. No. 106-481)

H. Con. Res. 89, recognizing the Hermann Monument and Hermann Heights Park in New Ulm, Minnesota, as a national symbol of the contributions of Americans of German heritage. (S. Rept. No. 106-482)

S. 870, to amend the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) to increase the efficiency and accountability of Offices of Inspector General within Federal departments, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

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H-1B Nonimmigrant Visa: By 96 yeas to 1 nay (Vote No. 262), Senate passed S. 2045, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act with respect to H-1B nonimmigrant aliens, as amended.

Pages S9643-57

Visa Waiver: Senate passed H.R. 3767, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to make improvements to, and permanently authorize, the visa waiver pilot program under section 217 of such Act, as amended.

Page S9657

Microenterprise for Self-Reliance Act: Committee on Foreign Relations was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1143, to establish a program to provide assistance for programs of credit and other financial services for microenterprises in developing countries, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:

Pages S9681-82

DeWine (for Helms) Amendment No. 4287, in the nature of a substitute.

Page S9682

Air Force Memorial Foundation: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4583, to extend the authorization for the Air Force Memorial Foundation to establish a memorial in the District of Columbia or its environs, and the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for the President.

Page S9768

National Transportation Safety Board: Senate passed S. 2412, to amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize appropriations for the National Transportation Safety Board for fiscal years 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:

Pages S9768-69

Roberts (for McCain) Amendment No. 4288, to make minor and technical corrections in the bill as reported.

Page S9769

Death in Custody Reporting Act: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1800, to amend the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 to ensure that certain information regarding prisoners is reported to the Attorney General, and the bill was then passed, clearing the measure for the President.

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``The United States Capitol'' Publication: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 141, to authorize the printing of copies of the publication entitled ``The United States Capitol'' as a Senate document.

Page S9770

Washington’s Farewell Address: Committee on Rules and Administration was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 360, to authorize the printing of a document entitled ``Washington’s Farewell Address'', and the resolution was then agreed to.

Page S9770

Senate Rules and Manual Revisions: Committee on Rules and Administration was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 361, to authorize the printing of a revised edition of the Senate Rules and Manual, and the resolution was then agreed to.

Page S9770

Airport Security Improvement Act: Senate passed S. 2440, to amend title 49, United States Code, to improve airport security, after agreeing to a committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.

Pages S9770-72

Veterans Service Organizations Commemorative Stamp: Committee on Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of S. Con. Res. D102170, requesting that the United States Postal Service issue a commemorative postage stamp honoring the national veterans service organizations of the United States, and the resolution was then agreed to.

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U.S.S. Wisconsin Commemorative Stamp: Committee on Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of S. Con. Res. 60, expressing the sense of Congress that a commemorative postage stamp should be issued in honor of the U.S.S. Wisconsin and all those who served aboard her, and the resolution was then agreed to.

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Abraham Lincoln Interpretative Center: Senate passed H.R. 3084, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to contribute funds for the establishment of an interpretative center on the life and contributions of President Abraham Lincoln, after agreeing to a committee amendment.

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Wekiva Wild and Scenic River Act: Senate passed H.R. 2773, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate the Wekiva River and its tributaries of Wakiwa Springs Run, Rock Springs Run, and Black Water Creek in the State of Florida as components of the national wild and scenic rivers system, clearing the measure for the President.

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Lincoln County Land Act: Senate passed H.R. 2752, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to sell certain public land in Lincoln County through a competitive process, clearing the measure for the President.

Pages S9773-74

Utah West Desert Land Exchange Act: Senate passed H.R. 4579, to provide for the exchange of certain lands within the State of Utah, clearing the measure for the President.

Pages S9773-74

Interior Appropriations--Conference Report: Senate began consideration of H.R. 4578, making appropriations for the Department of the Interior and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001.

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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the conference report on Wednesday, October 4, 2000.

Page S9785

Nominations Confirmed: Senate Confirmed the following nominations:

By unanimous vote of 95 yeas (Vote No. EX. 263), James A. Teilborg, of Arizona, to be United States District Judge for the District of Arizona vice a new position created by Public Law 106-113, approved November 29, 1999.

Michael J. Reagan, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois.

Susan Ritchie Bolton, of Arizona, to be United States District Judge for the District of Arizona vice Robert C. Broomfield, retired.

Mary H. Murguia, of Arizona, to be United States District Judge for the District of Arizona vice a new position created by Public Law 106-113, approved November 29, 1999.

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Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

Richard A. Meserve, of Virginia, to be an Alternative Representative of the United States of America to the Forty-fourth Session of the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Phillip N. Bredesen, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science for a term expiring July 19, 2005.

Melvin C. Hall, of Oklahoma, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma vice Ralph G. Thompson, retired.

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Messages From the House:

Pages S9699-S9700

Measures Referred:

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Measures Placed on Calendar:

Page S9700

Communications:

Page S9700

Statements on Introduced Bills:

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Additional Cosponsors:

Pages S9758-59

Amendments Submitted:

Pages S9761-68

Additional Statements:

Pages S9693-99

Enrolled Bills Presented:

Page S9700

Privileges of the Floor:

Page S9768

Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--263)

Pages S9651, S9680

Recess: Senate convened at 9:31 a.m., and recessed at 7:49 p.m., until 9:30 a.m., on Wednesday, October 4, 2000. (For Senate’s program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today’s Record on page S9785.) close

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