Sep 13, 2000
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The House is expected to take up H.R. 4810, the Marriage Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2000, and H.R. 4516, the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act of 2001. A vote is expected on H.R. 4810, which would override a .. Read More
The House is expected to take up H.R. 4810, the Marriage Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2000, and H.R. 4516, the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act of 2001. A vote is expected on H.R. 4810, which would override a presidential veto.
Bills Introduced: 10 public bills, H.R. 5163-5172; and 2 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 398-399, were introduced.
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows.
H.R. 4986, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the provisions relating to foreign sales corporations (FSCs) and to exclude extraterritorial income from gross income, amended (H. Rept. 106-845).
Journal: Agreed to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal of Tuesday, September 12, 2000 by a yea and nay vote of 337 yeas to 51 nays with 2 voting ``present'', Roll No. 465.
Pages H7505, H7508-09
Marriage Tax Penalty Relief Act of 2000--Veto Override: The House failed to override the President’s veto of H.R. 4810, to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 103(a)(1) of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2001 by a \2/3\ yea and nay vote of 270 yeas to 158 nays, Roll No. 466. Subsequently, the President’s veto message D904and the bill were referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Strengthening United States-India Relations: H. Res. 572, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that it is in the interest of both the United States and the Republic of India to expand and strengthen United States-India relations, intensify bilateral cooperation in the fight against terrorism, and broaden the ongoing dialogue between the United States and India, of which the upcoming visit to the United States of the Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, is a significant step. (Debated and agreed to by voice vote on September 12, 2000. Agreed today to vacate the request for an electronic vote on the motion);
Foreign Sales Corporation Repeal and Extraterritorial Income Exclusion: H.R. 4986, amended, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the provisions relating to foreign sales corporations (FSCs) and to exclude extraterritorial income from gross income (Debated on September 12, 2000. Passed by a recorded vote of 315 ayes to 109 noes with 1 voting ``present,'' Roll No. 467); and
Honoring the Service and Sacrifice by the United States Merchant Marine: H. Con. Res. 327, honoring the service and sacrifice during periods of war by members of the United States Merchant Marine. (Debated on September 12, 2000. Passed by a yea and nay vote of 418 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 469).
Suspension Failed--Repeal of Boy Scouts Federal Charter: The House failed to pass H.R. 4892, to repeal the Federal charter of the Boy Scouts of America by a yea and nay vote of 12 yeas to 362 nays with 51 voting ``present'', Roll No. 468. The bill was debated on September 12, 2000.
DOD Authorization--Motion to Instruct: Rejected the Graham motion to instruct conferees on the Senate amendment to H.R. 4205, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2001 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2001, not to agree to provisions which (1) fail to recognize that the 14th amendment to the Constitution guarantees all persons equal protection under the law; (2) deny equal protection under the law by conditioning prosecution of certain offenses on the race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability of the victim; and (3) preclude a person convicted of murder from being sentenced to death by a yea and nay vote of 196 yeas to 227 nays, Roll No. 470.
DOD Authorization--Motion to Instruct: Agreed to the Conyers motion to instruct conferees on the Senate amendment to H.R. 4205, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2001 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2001, to agree to the provisions contained in title XV of the Senate amendment by a yea and nay vote of 232 yeas to 192 nays, Roll No. 471.
Presidential Transition Act: The House passed H.R. 4931, to provide for the training or orientation of individuals, during a Presidential transition, who the President intends to appoint to certain key positions, to provide for a study and report on improving the financial disclosure process for certain Presidential nominees.
Member of the Republican Conference: Read a letter from Representative Martinez wherein he announced his affiliation with the Republican conference. Subsequently, read letters from Representative Frost and the Speaker dealing with his resignation from the Democratic Caucus and vacating his election to the Committees on Education and the Workforce and International Relations.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Six yea and nay votes and one recorded vote developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H7508-09, H7520, H7521, H7521-22, H7522-23, H7531-32, and H7541. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 7:40 p.m.