Sep 7, 2000
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The House is expected to take up H.R. 4678, the Child Support Distribution Act of 2000, H.R. 4942, the District of Columbia Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2001, H.R. 4516, the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act for Fiscal .. Read More
The House is expected to take up H.R. 4678, the Child Support Distribution Act of 2000, H.R. 4942, the District of Columbia Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2001, H.R. 4516, the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2001 Conference Report, and H.R. 8 the Death Tax Elimination Act of 2000. The House will vote on a veto override of H.R. 8.
Bills Introduced: 25 public bills, H.R. 5120-5144; and 3 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 391-393, were introduced.
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows.
S. 624, to authorize construction of the Fort Peck Reservation Rural Water System in the State of Montana, amended (H. Rept. 106-823);
H.R. 1124, to authorize construction of the Fort Peck Reservation Rural Water System in the State of Montana, amended (H. Rept. 106-824);
H.R. 3632, to revise the boundaries of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, amended (H. Rept. 106-825);
H.R. 3745, to authorize the addition of certain parcels to the Effigy Mounds National Monument, Iowa, amended (H. Rept. 106-826);
H.R. 2163, to designate the United States courthouse located at 500 Pearl Street in New York City, New York, as the ``Ted Weiss United States Courthouse,'' amended (H. Rept. 106-827);
S. 1794, to designate the Federal courthouse at 145 East Simpson Avenue in Jackson, Wyoming, as the ``Clifford P. Hansen Federal Courthouse'' (H. Rept. 106-828);
H.R. 2984, to direct the Secretary of the Interior, through the Bureau of Reclamation, to convey to the Loup Basin Reclamation District, the Sargent River Irrigation District, and the Farwell Irrigation District, Nebraska, property comprising the assets of the Middle Loup Division of the Missouri River Basin Project, Nebraska, amended (H. Rept. 106-829);
H.R. 1460, to amend the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama and Coushatta Indian Tribes of Texas Restoration Act to decrease the requisite blood quantum required for membership in the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo tribe (H. Rept. 106-830);
H.R. 1751, to establish the Carrizo Plain National Conservation Area in the State of California, amended (H. Rept. 106-831);
H.R. 2674, providing for conveyance of the Palmetto Bend project to the State of Texas, amended (H. Rept. 106-832);
H.R. 3388, to promote environmental restoration around the Lake Tahoe basin, amended (H. Rept. 106-833, Pt. 1); and
H.R. 1161, to revise the banking and bankruptcy insolvency laws with respect to the termination and netting of financial contracts, amended (H. Rept. 106-834, Pt. 1).
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest Chaplain, Chaplain James T. Akers of Madison, Kansas.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Reauthorization: The House passed H.R. 4115, to authorize appropriations for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum by a yea and nay vote of 415 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 454.
Agreed to the Committee on Resources amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order by the rule.
H. Res. 570, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was agreed to by voice vote.
Child Support Distribution Act of 2000: The House passed H.R. 4678, to provide more child support money to families leaving welfare, to simplify the rules governing the assignment and distribution of child support collected by States on behalf of children, to improve the collection of child support, and to promote marriage by a yea and nay vote of 405 yeas to 18 nays, Roll No. 457.
Rejected the Scott motion that sought to recommit the bill to the Committee on Ways and Means with instructions to report it back with an amendment that removes the civil rights exemption given to religious institutions when hiring employees by a recorded vote of 175 ayes to 249 noes, Roll No. 456.
Agreed to the Committee amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order by the rule.
Rejected the Scott amendment printed in part B of H. Rept. 106-798 that prohibits sectarian worship, instruction, or proselytization in a program assisted by the grant by a recorded vote of 163 ayes to 257 noes with 1 voting ``present,'' Roll No. 455.
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H. Res. 566, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was agreed to by voice vote. Agreed to modify the amendment printed in part A of H. Rept. 106-798 that was considered as adopted pursuant to the rule.
Death Tax Elimination Act of 2000--Veto Override: The House failed to override the President’s veto of H.R. 8, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to phaseout the estate and gift taxes over a 10-year period by a \2/3\ yea and nay vote of 274 yeas to 157 nays, Roll No. 458. Subsequently, the President’s veto message and the bill were referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
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Suspension--Railroad Retirement and Survivors' Improvement Act of 2000: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 4844, to modernize the financing of the railroad retirement system and to provide enhanced benefits to employees and beneficiaries by a yea and nay vote of 391 yeas to 25 nays, Roll No. 459. Earlier, agreed by unanimous consent to consider the bill under suspension of the rules.
Meeting Hour--Monday, September 11: Agreed that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 12 p.m. on Monday.
Meeting Hour--Tuesday, September 12: Agreed that when the House adjourns on Monday, September 11, it adjourn to meet at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 12 for morning-hour debates.
Calender Wednesday: Agreed to dispense with the Calendar Wednesday business on Wednesday, September 13.
Meeting Hour--Thursday, September 14: Agreed that when the House adjourns on Wednesday, September 13, it adjourn to meet at 9 a.m. on Thursday, September 14.
Joint Meeting to Receive the Prime Minister of the Republic of India: Agreed that it be in order at any time on Thursday, September 14 to the Speaker to declare a recess, subject to the call of the Chair, for the purpose of receiving in joint meeting His Excellency Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Prime Minister of the Republic of India.
Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate today appears on page H7283.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea and nay votes and two recorded votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H7293-94, H7318-19, H7320-21, H7321, H7335, and H7345-46. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10:00 a.m. and adjourned at 7:36 p.m.