Measures Introduced: Seventeen bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 2693-2709, and S.J. Res. 48.
Measures Reported: Reports were made as follows:
S. 2406, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide permanent authority for entry into the United States of certain religious workers.
Harry S Truman Federal Building: H.R. 3639, to designate the Federal building located at 2201 C Street, Northwest, in the District of Columbia, currently headquarters for the Department of State, as the ``Harry S Truman Federal Building'', clearing the measure for the President.
Indian Land: H.R. 2484, to provide that land which is owned by the Lower Sioux Indian Community in the State of Minnesota but which is not held in trust by the United States for the Community may be leased or transferred by the Community without further approval by the United States, clearing the measure for the President.
Indian Land: H.R. 1953, to authorize leases for terms not to exceed 99 years on land held in trust for the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians and the Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians of the Guidiville Indian Rancheria, clearing the measure for the President.
National Defense Authorization: Senate continued consideration of S. 2549, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2001 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe personnel strengths for such fiscal year for the Armed Forces, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Wellstone Amendment No. 3264, to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to report to Congress on the extent and severity of child poverty.
Warner (for Snowe/Kennedy) Amendment No. 3216, to ensure that obligations to make payments under the CVN-69 contract for a fiscal year after fiscal year 2001 is subject to the availability of appropriations.
Warner Amendment No. 3217, to repeal authorities to delay pay days at the end of fiscal year 2000.
Levin (for Robb) Amendment No. 3218, to require a report on the Defense Travel System and to limit the use of funds for the system.
Warner/Robb Amendment No. 3219, to modify authority to carry out a fiscal year 1990 military construction project relating to Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Virginia.
Warner Amendment No. 3220, to authorize the payment of $7,975 for a fine for environmental permit violations at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
Warner Amendment No. 3221, to strike section 344, relating to a modification of authority for indemnification of transferees of closing defense property.
Warner Amendment No. 3222, to make certain technical corrections.
Warner Amendment No. 3223, to provide for future-years nuclear security plan.
Warner Amendment No. 3224, to strike certain provisions relating to interim storage activities.
Warner Amendment No. 3225, of a technical nature.
Levin (for Cleland) Amendment No. 3226, to enhance and improve educational assistance under the Montgomery GI Bill in order to enhance recruitment and retention of members of the Armed Forces.
Levin (for Kennedy) Amendment No. 3227, to strike section 553(c) which repeals authority regarding grants and contracts to uncooperative institutions of higher education.
Warner (for McCain) Amendment No. 3228, to amend titles 10 and 38, United States Code, to strengthen the financial security of families of uniformed services personnel in cases of loss of family members.
Warner (for McCain) Amendment No. 3229, to provide an additional increase in military basic pay for enlisted members of the uniformed services in pay grades E-5, E-6, or E-7.
Warner (for Grams) Amendment No. 3230, to improve benefits for members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces and their dependents.
Levin (for Bingaman) Amendment No. 3231, to authorize the President to award gold and silver medals on behalf of the Congress to the Navajo Code Talkers, in recognition of their contributions to the Nation.
Warner (for Lott) Amendment No. 3232, to revise the fee structure for residents of the Armed Forces Retirement Home.
Levin (for Kennedy) Amendment No. 3233, to request the President to advance the late Rear Admiral Husband E. Kimmel on the retired list of the Navy to the highest grade held as Commander in Chief, United States Fleet, during World War II, and to advance the late Major General Walter C. Short on the retired list of the Army to the highest grade held as Commanding General, Hawaiian Department, during World War II, as was done under the Officer Personnel Act of 1947 for all other senior officers who served in positions of command during World War II; and to express the sense of Congress regarding the professional performance of Admiral Kimmel and Lieutenant General Short.
Levin (for Biden/Roth) Amendment No. 3234, to require reports on the spare parts and repair parts program of the Air Force for the C-5 aircraft.
Warner (for Roberts) Amendment No. 3235, to authorize a land conveyance at Fort Riley, Kansas.
Levin (for Lieberman) Amendment No. 3236, to clarify the authority of the director of a laboratory to manage personnel under an existing authority to conduct a personnel demonstration project.
Warner (for Roberts) Amendment No. 3237, to authorize, with an offset, an additional $1,500,000 for the Air Force for research, development, test, and evaluation on weathering and corrosion on aircraft surfaces and parts (PE62102F).
Levin (for Conrad) Amendment No. 3238, to state the sense of the Senate on maintaining an effective strategic nuclear TRIAD.
Warner (for Nickles) Amendment No. 3239, to require the designation of each government-owned, government-operated ammunition plant of the Army as Centers of Industrial and Technical Excellence.
Levin (for Lieberman) Amendment No. 3240, to establish a commission to assess the future of the United States aerospace industry and to make recommendations for actions by the Federal Government.
Warner (for Gramm) Amendment No. 3241, to guarantee the right of all active duty military personnel, merchant mariners, and their dependents to vote in Federal, State, and local elections.
Levin (for Feinstein) Amendment No. 3242, to modify authority for the use of certain Navy property by the Oxnard Harbor District, Port Hueneme, California.
Warner (for Thurmond) Amendment No. 3243, to amend title 10, United States Code, to increase the minimum Survivor Benefit Plan basic annuity for surviving spouses age 62 and older.
Levin (for Bingaman) Amendment No. 3244, to eliminate an inequity in the applicability of early retirement eligibility requirements to military reserve technicians.
Warner (for Stevens) Amendment No. 3245, to provide space-required eligibility for travel on aircraft of the Armed Forces to places of inactive-duty training by members of the reserve components who reside outside the continental United States.
Levin (for Bingaman) Amendment No. 3246, to provide additional benefits and protections for personnel incurring injury, illness, or disease in the performance of funeral honors duty.
Warner (for Smith-OR) Amendment No. 3247, to require a study of the advisability of increasing the grade authorized for the Vice Chief of the National Guard Bureau to Lieutenant General.
Levin (for Cleland) Amendment No. 3248, to exempt commanders of certain Air Force specified combatant commands from a limitation on the number of general officers while general or flag officers of other armed forces are serving as commander of certain unified combatant commands.
Warner (for Bond) Amendment No. 3249, to increase the end strengths authorized for full-time manning of the Army National Guard of the United States.
Warner (for Thompson) Amendment No. 3250, to provide compensation and benefits to Department of D560Energy employees and contractor employees for exposure to beryllium, radiation, and other toxic substances.
Levin Amendment No. 3251, to conform standards of judicial review of actions relating to selection boards; and to make a technical correction.
McCain Amendment No. 3214 (to Amendment No. 3210), to require the disclosure of expenditures and contributions by certain political organizations.
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Rejected: Daschle Amendment No. 3273, to amend the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to protect consumers in managed care plans and other health coverage (By 51 yeas to 48 nays (Vote No. 121), Senate tabled the Amendment.)
Smith (of NH) Modified Amendment No. 3210, to prohibit granting security clearances to felons.
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Warner/Dodd Amendment No. 3267, to establish a National Bipartisan Commission on Cuba to evaluate United States policy with respect to Cuba.
During consideration of this measure today, the Senate also took the following action:
By 42 yeas to 57 nays (Vote No. 122), Senate failed to sustain a point of order against McCain Amendment No. 3214 (to Amendment No. 3210), listed above, as being in violation of the United States Constitution.
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further amendments to be proposed to the bill.
Defense Appropriations: Senate began consideration of H.R. 4576, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, and taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Stevens/Inouye Amendment No. 3278, in the nature of a substitute.
Grassley Amendment No. 3279, to require the Department of Defense to match certain disbursements with obligations prior to payment.
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill and pending amendment on Friday, June 9, 2000, with a vote to occur on the pending amendment.
Messages From the President: Senate received the following message from the President of the United States:
A message from the President of the United States, transmitting, pursuant to law, a report of the National Science Board entitled ``Science and Engineering Indicators--2000''; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (PM-112)
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
John Train, of New York, to be a Member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board for a term expiring October 11, 2003.
Holly J. Burkhalter, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace for a term expiring January 19, 2001.
John S. W. Lim, of Hawaii, to be United States District Judge for the District of Hawaii.
Gregory A. Presnell, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida vice a new position created by Public Law 106-113, approved November 29, 1999.
James S. Moody, Jr., of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida vice a new position created by Public Law 106-113, approved November 29, 1999.
James A. Daley, of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador to Barbados, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to St. Kitts and Nevis and to Saint Lucia.
James Charles Riley, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission for a term of six years expiring August 30, 2006. (Reappointment)
Marc Lincoln Marks, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission for a term of six years expiring August 30, 2006. (Reappointment)
Messages From the President:
Messages From the House:
Measures Placed on Calendar:
Statements on Introduced Bills:
Authority for Committees:
Privileges of the Floor:
Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--122)
Recess: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m., and recessed at 7:41 p.m., until 9:30 a.m., on Friday, June 9, 2000. (For Senate’s program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today’s Record on page S4909.)