House Session

The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 26. Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. Lawson Anderson, Canon… read more

The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 26.

Today’s prayer was offered by Rev. Lawson Anderson, Canon Pastor, Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. McNulty to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.

On approving the Journal Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 346 - 45, 1 Present (Roll no. 189).

OATH OF OFFICE - The Speaker administered the oath of office to Representative-elect J. Randy Forbes.

The Speaker recognized the Dean of the Virginia Delegation, Mr. Frank Wolf, who welcomed Mr. Forbes of Virginia to the House of Representatives. Subsequently, Mr. Forbes addressed the House for one minute.

ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House resumed one minute speeches.

The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until later in the legislative day.

Mr. Cooksey moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 166.

At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

H. Res. 166:

recognizing the outstanding and invaluable disaster relief assistance provided by individuals, organizations, businesses, and other entities to the people of Houston, Texas, and surrounding areas during the devastating flooding caused by tropical storm Allison

Mr. Combest moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2213.

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

H.R. 2213:

to respond to the continuing economic crisis adversely affecting American agricultural producers

Mr. Reynolds moved to consider.

POINT OF ORDER - Mr. Moran (VA) raised a point of order against consideration of H. Res. 178 on the grounds that it violated section 426(a) of the Congressional Budget Act in that it provided for an unfunded mandate. The House proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the point of order. At the conclusion of debate on the point of order, the Speaker announced that the question would be put on the motion to consider the resolution.

On motion to consider Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 219 - 202 (Roll no. 190).

Considered by motion.

DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 178.

The previous question was ordered without objection.

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 219 - 205 (Roll no. 191).

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

H. Res. 178:

providing for consideration of the bill ( H.R. 2299) making appropriations for the Department of Transportation and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 2002, and for other purposes

Considered as unfinished business.

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 411 - 0 (Roll no. 192).

H. Res. 166:

recognizing the outstanding and invaluable disaster relief assistance provided by individuals, organizations, businesses, and other entities to the people of Houston, Texas, and surrounding areas during the devastating flooding caused by tropical storm Allison

Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 178.

Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2299 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be read by paragraph. Bill is open to amendments.

The Speaker designated the Honorable Dave Camp to act as Chairman of the Committee.

House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 178 and Rule XXIII.

GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2299.

Amendment offered by Mr. LoBiondo.

An amendment to provide an increase in funding for the Coast Guard.

DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the LoBiondo amendment under the five-minute rule pending a reservation of a point of order.

Mr. Rogers (KY) raised a point of order against the LoBiondo amendment Mr. Rogers of Kentucky stated that the intent of the amendment was to exceed allocations allowed by the Budget Act thus creating new budget authority and making the amendment out of order. The Chair sustained the point of order.

Mr. Young (AK) raised a point of order against the content of the measure. Mr. Young of Alaska stated that specified portions of the bill constituted unauthorized earmarks of funds resulting in legislation on an appropriations bill. The Chair sustained the point of order.

Amendment offered by Mr. DeFazio.

An amendment to increase funding for the account for Office of the Secretary--Salaries and Expenses by $720,000 to be used for an airline consumers hot-line.

On agreeing to the DeFazio amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

Amendment offered by Mr. Young (AK).

An amendment to restore funding for the Small Community Air Service Development Pilot Program.

Mr. Rogers (KY) raised a point of order against the Young (AK) amendment Mr. Rogers stated that the amendment exceeded existing budget authority and violated the Budget act making it out of order. The Chair sustained the point of order.

Mr. Young (AK) raised a point of order against the content of the measure. Mr. Young of Alaska stated that specified provisions of the bill provide for unauthorized earmarks of funds and are out of order. The Chair sustained the point of order.

Amendment offered by Ms. Jackson-Lee (TX).

An amendment numbered 4 printed in the Congressional Record to provide $5,000,000 for the operation of the control center that monitors traffic in Houston, Texas, known as "Houston TransStar".

DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Jackson-Lee amendment under the five-minute rule pending reservation of a point of order.

Mr. Rogers (KY) raised a point of order against the Jackson-Lee (TX) amendment Mr. Rogers of Kentucky stated that the Jackson-Lee amendment sought to provide appropriation for a project not authorized and as such, was out of order. The Chair sustained the point of order.

Amendments offered by Mr. Rogers (KY).

Amendments en bloc to remove language of an authorizing nature in specified portions of the bill.

On agreeing to the Rogers (KY) amendments Agreed to by voice vote.

Mr. Young (AK) raised a point of order against the content of the measure. Mr. Young of Alaska stated that specified portions of the bill sought to authorize projects constituting legislation in an appropriations bill. The Chair sustained the point of order.

Mr. Young (AK) raised a point of order against the content of the measure. The Chair sustained the point of order.

Mr. Young (AK) raised a point of order against the content of the measure. The Chair sustained the point of order.

Mr. Young (AK) raised a point of order against the content of the measure. Mr. Young of Alaska stated that the provisions of section 310 of the bill violate the rules of the House. The Chair sustained the point of order.

Mr. Young (AK) raised a point of order against the content of the measure. Mr. Young of Alaska stated that section 323 of the bill sought to change existing law. The Chair sustained the point of order.

Amendment offered by Mr. Andrews.

An amendment numbered 1 printed in the Congressional Record to reduce the appropriation for expenses of the Amtrak Reform Council by $335,000 from $785,000 to $450,000.

DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Andrews amendment under the five-minute rule.

On agreeing to the Andrews amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

Amendment offered by Ms. Jackson-Lee (TX).

An amendment to strike section 329 from the bill. Section 329 provides for a prohibition of funds for planning, design, or construction of a light rail system in Houston, Texas.

DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Jackson-Lee amendment under the five-minute rule.

On agreeing to the Jackson-Lee (TX) amendment Failed by voice vote.

Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2299 as unfinished business.

H.R. 2299:

making appropriations for the Department of Transportation and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002, and for other purposes

Mr. Callahan filed a report from the Committee on Appropriations on H.R. 2311.

Considered as unfinished business.

The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.

Amendment offered by Mr. Olver.

An amendment to provide that the provisions of the bill relating to limitations applicable to the Kyoto Protocol will not apply to activities related to the Kyoto Protocol that are otherwise authorized by law.

DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Olver amendment under the five-minute rule.

By unanimous consent, the Olver amendment was withdrawn.

Mr. Otter raised a point of order against the content of the measure. Mr. Otter made a point of order against the provisions in section 334. The Chair sustained the point of order.

Mr. Otter raised a point of order against the content of the measure. Mr. Otter made a point of order against the provisions of section 339. The Chair sustained the point of order.

Amendment offered by Mr. Traficant.

An amendment numbered 5 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit use of funds for any person or entity convicted of violating the Buy American Act.

On agreeing to the Traficant amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

Amendment offered by Mr. Schiff.

An amendment to prohibit use of funds for planning, design, development, or construction of the California State Route 710 freeway extension project through El Sereno, South Pasadena, and Pasadena, California.

On agreeing to the Schiff amendment Agreed to by voice vote.

Amendment offered by Mr. Sabo.

An amendment to prohibit use of funds to process applications by Mexico-domiciled motor carriers for conditional or permanent authority to operate beyond the United States municipalities and commercial zones adjacent to the United States-Mexico border.

DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with debate on the Sabo amendment under the five-minute rule.

ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. Sabo asked unanimous consent that further debate on the Sabo amendment and all amendments thereto be limited to 30 minutes, equally divided and controlled. Agreed to without objection.

On agreeing to the Sabo amendment Agreed to by recorded vote: 285 - 143 (Roll no. 193).

The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2299.

The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.

The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 426 - 1 (Roll no. 194).

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

H.R. 2299:

making appropriations for the Department of Transportation and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2002, and for other purposes

The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until June 27.

Mr. Sessions filed reports from the Committee on Rules, H. Res. 179 and H. Res. 180.

Mr. Sessions asked unanimous consent that it be in order at any time on the legislative of Wednesday, June 27, 2002, for the Speaker to entertain a motion to suspend the rules and agree to H. Res. 172 and to entertain motions to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 2133 and H.R. 691.

Mr. Osborne moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 172.

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

H. Con. Res. 172:

recognizing and honoring the Young Men’s Christian Association on the occasion of its 150th anniversary in the United States

Mr. Osborne requested that Mr. Herger be allowed to address the House for 5 minutes on June 28.

SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES - The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

Mr. Rohrabacher moved that the House do now adjourn.

The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on June 27, 2001.

On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote. close

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