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Measures Introduced: Ten bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 593-602, S. Res. 62-63, and S.J. Res. 10. Page S2730 Competitive… read more

Measures Introduced: Ten bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 593-602, S. Res. 62-63, and S.J. Res. 10.

Page S2730

Competitive Market Supervision Act: Senate passed S. 143, to amend the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, to reduce securities fees in excess of those required to fund the operations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, to adjust compensation provisions for employees of the Commission, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendments proposed thereto:

Pages S2785-92

Gramm Amendment No. 142, to require a study to be conducted by the Securities and Exchange Commission for the purpose of determining the extent to which reductions in fees are passed on to investors.

Pages S2788-89

Gramm Amendment No. 143, to provide for a demonstration project under title 5, United States Code, relating to compensation of employees of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Pages S2788-89

National Safe Place Week: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 25, designating the week beginning March 18, 2001 as ``National Safe Place Week'', and the resolution was then agreed to.

Page S2792

Campaign Finance Reform: Senate continued consideration of S. 27, to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide bipartisan campaign reform, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:

Pages S2682-88, S2690-S2717


Cochran Modified Amendment No. 137, to provide for increased disclosure of election-related reports and information.

Pages S2686, S2690-91

Wyden Modified Amendment No. 138, to provide that the lowest unit rate for campaign advertising shall not be available for communications in which a candidate directly references an opponent of the candidate unless the candidate does so in person.

Pages S2692-97

By a unanimous vote of 99 yeas (Vote No. 45), McConnell (for Nickles/Gregg) Amendment No. 139, to strike section 304, with respect to the codification of the Beck Decision, regarding nonunion member payments to labor unions.

Pages S2698-S2703

Landrieu Modified Amendment No. 124, to develop standards for software, and to make software meeting such standards available to candidates for election to Federal office for filing disclosure reports in electronic form and making receipts and disbursements available to the public on the Internet.

Pages S2703-04, S2713-14


Hatch Amendment No. 136, to add a provision to require disclosure to shareholders and members regarding use of funds for political activities. (By 60 yeas to 40 nays (Vote No. 44), Senate tabled the amendment.)

Pages S2682-86


Specter Amendment No. 140, to provide findings regarding the current state of campaign finance laws and to clarify the definition of electioneering communication.

Page S2704

Helms Amendment No. 141, to require labor organizations to provide notice to members concerning D252their rights with respect to the expenditure of funds for activities unrelated to collective bargaining.

Pages S2714-17

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A unanimous-consent time agreement was reached providing for further consideration of Helms Amendment No. 141 (listed above) to the bill at 8:45 a.m., on Friday, March 23, 2001, with a vote to occur thereon at approximately 9 a.m.

Page S2714

Constitutional Amendment--Agreement: A unanimous-consent time agreement was reached that, pursuant to the agreement of February 7 with respect to S.J. Res. 4, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections, the Senate proceed to that resolution on Monday, March 26, 2001, at 2 p.m. Further, that final passage of the resolution occur on Monday at 6 p.m.

Page S2717

Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

Faryar Shirzad, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce.

Michele A. Davis, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.

Andrew S. Natsios, of Massachusetts, to be Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.

Larry D. Thompson, of Georgia, to be Deputy Attorney General.

Tim S. McClain, of California, to be General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs.

44 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.

2 Coast Guard nominations in the rank of admiral.

8 Marine Corps nominations in the rank of general.

1 Navy nomination in the rank of admiral.

A routine list in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy.

Pages S2793-94

Executive Communications:

Pages S2729-30

Messages From the House:

Page S2728

Measures Referred:

Pages S2728-29

Statements on Introduced Bills:

Pages S2732-77

Additional Cosponsors:

Pages S2730-31

Amendments Submitted:

Pages S2781-85

Additional Statements:

Pages S2727-28

Authority for Committees:

Page S2785

Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--45)

Pages S2686, S2703

Adjournment: Senate met at 9 a.m., and adjourned at 6:41 p.m., until 8:45 a.m., on Friday, March 23, 2001. (For Senate’s program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today’s Record on page S2793.) close

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