House Session Bills Introduced: 3 public bills, H.R. 5607-5609; 1 private bill, H.R. 5610; and 1 resolution, H. Con. Res. 440, were… read more

House Session Bills Introduced: 3 public bills, H.R. 5607-5609; 1 private bill, H.R. 5610; and 1 resolution, H. Con. Res. 440, were introduced. 

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Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

Conference report on S. 2796, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, to authorize the Secretary of the Army to construct various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors of the United States (H. Rept. 106-1020); and

H.R. 1524, to authorize the continued use on public lands of the expedited processes successfully used for windstorm-damaged national forests and grasslands in Texas (H. Rept. 106-1021).

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

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Journal: Agreed to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal of Monday, Oct. 30 by a yea and nay vote of 291 yeas to 70 nays with 1 voting ``present'', Roll No. 584.

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Motions to Instruct Conferees: Representatives Holt, Wu, Hoekstra, and Schaffer notified the House of their intention to offer motions to instruct conferees on H.R. 4577, Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations on Wednesday, Nov. 1.

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Further Continuing Appropriations Resolutions: The House passed H.J. Res. 121, making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2001 by a yea and nay vote of 361 yeas to 13 nays, Roll No. 585.

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H. Res. 662, the rule that provided for consideration of the joint resolution was agreed to on Oct. 30, 2000.

Veto Message--Legislative Branch and Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, 2001: Read a message from the President wherein he transmitted his veto message on H.R. 4516, making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, and explained his reasons therefore. Subsequently, the veto message and the bill were referred to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered printed (H. Doc. 106-306).

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

Congressional Recognition for Excellence in Arts Education: S. 2789, to amend the Congressional Award Act to establish a Congressional Recognition for Excellence in Arts Education Board--clearing the measure for the President;

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Health Care Fairness: S. 1880, to amend the Public Health Service Act to improve the health of minority individuals--clearing the measure for the President;

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Physicians Comparability Allowances: H.R. 207, amended, to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide that physicians comparability allowances be treated as part of basic pay for retirement purposes. Agreed to amend the title;

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Special Immigrant Status for International Broadcasting Employees; S. 3239, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide special immigrant status for certain United States international broadcasting employees clearing the measure for the President;

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Extension of Farm Bankruptcy Provisions: H.R. 5540, amended, to extend for 11 additional months the period for which chapter 12 of title 11 of the United States Code is reenacted. Agreed to amend the title;

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Coral Reef Conservation and Restoration Act: H.R. 2903, to assist in the conservation of coral reefs. Agreed to amend the title; and

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Fort Matanzas, Florida National Monument: S. 1670, to revise the boundary of Fort Matanzas National Monument--clearing the measure for the President. 

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Suspensions--Debated on Oct. 30: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following motions that were debated on Oct. 30:

United States and Russian Federation Fishery Agreement: H.R. 1653, amended, to approve a governing international fishery agreement between the United States and the Russian Federation. Agreed to amend the title;

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Dillonwood Giant Sequoia Grove Park Expansion: H.R. 4020, amended, to authorize an expansion of the boundaries of Sequoia National Park to include Dillonwood Giant Sequoia Grove. Agreed to amend the title;

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Natchez Trace Parkway, Mississippi Boundaries: S. 2020, to adjust the boundary of the Natchez Trace Parkway, Mississippi--clearing the measure for the President;

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Guam Omnibus Opportunities Act: Agreed to the Senate amendment to H.R. 2462, to amend the Organic Act of Guam clearing the measure for the President. 

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Suspension--Proceedings Postponed: The Chair announced that proceedings on the following motion to suspend the rules debated on Oct. 30 will resume on Nov. 1:

Violations of Human Rights in Central Asia: H. Con. Res. 397, amended, voicing concern about serious violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms in most states of Central Asia, including substantial noncompliance with their Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) commitments on democratization and the holding of free and fair elections. 

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Senate Messages: Message received from the Senate today appears on page H11675.

Referrals: S. 2924 was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary and S. Con. Res. 158 was referred to the Committee on International Relations. 

Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H11624 and H11674-75. There were no quorum calls. 

Adjournment: The House met at 6 p.m. and adjourned at 11:42 p.m. close

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