Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
November 3, 1999
106th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 145, No. 153 — Daily Edition
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[Daily Digest] [Pages D1251-D1252] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] House of Representatives Chamber Action Bills Introduced: 11 public bills, H.R. 3206-3216; and 2 resolutions, H.J. Res. 75 and H. Res. 357, were introduced. Pages H11480-81 Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows: H.R. 2634, to amend the Controlled Substances Act with respect to registration requirements for practitioners who dispense narcotic drugs in schedule IV or V for maintenance treatment or detoxification treatment, amended (H. Rept. 106-441, Pt. 1); H. Res. 356, waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules (H. Rept. 106-442); H. Res. 358, providing for consideration of making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2000 (H. Rept. 106-443); H. Res. 359, providing for consideration of H.R. 3196, making appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000 (H. Rept. 106- 444); and H. Res. 360, providing that the House disagrees to the Senate amendment to H.R. 3194, making appropriations for the government of the District of Columbia and other activities chargeable in whole or in part against revenues of said District for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and agrees to a conference (H. Rept. 106-445). Page H11480 Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he designated Representative LaTourette to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. Page H11375 Journal Vote: Agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal of Tuesday, November 2, by a yea and nay vote of 336 yeas to 59 nays with 2 voting ``present'', Roll No. 557. Pages H11375, H11379-80 Motion to Instruct--Quality Care for the Uninsured Act: The House agreed to the Dingell motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 2990, Quality Care for the Uninsured Act of 1999, to insist on the provisions of the bipartisan Consensus Managed Care Improvement Act of 1999 and to insist that such provisions be paid for by a yea and nay vote of 257 yeas to 167 nays, Roll No. 558. Pages H11380-90 The Speaker appointed conferees from the Committee on Commerce: Chairman Bliley and Representatives Bilirakis, Shadegg, Dingell, and Pallone. From the Committee on Ways and Means: Chairman Archer and Representatives, Thomas, Johnson of Connecticut, Rangel, and Stark provided, that Representative McCrery is appointed in lieu of Representative Johnson of Connecticut for consideration of title XIV of the House bill and sections 102, 111(b) and 304 and title II of the Senate amendment. From the Committee on Education and the Workforce: Representatives Boehner, Talent, Fletcher, Clay, and Andrews. From the Committee on Government Reform for consideration of section 503 of the Senate amendment: Chairman Burton and [[Page D1252]] Representatives Scarborough, and Waxman. Appointed as additional conferees: Representatives Goss and Berry. Page H11395 Questions of Privilege: Pursuant to Rule IX, Representatives Doyle and Klink announced their intentions to present questions of the privileges of the House in the form of resolutions that call on the President to abstain from renegotiating international agreements governing antidumping and countervailing measures. The forms of these resolutions appear on pages H11390-91. County Schools Funding Revitalization Act: The House passed H.R. 2389, to restore stability and predictability to the annual payments made to States and counties containing National Forest System lands and public domain lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management for use by the counties for the benefit of public schools and roads by a recorded vote of 274 ayes to 153 noes, Roll No. 560. Pages H11395-H11420 Agreed to the amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order by the rule. Page H11419 Agreed to the George Miller of California amendment that clarifies that the approved projects shall be in compliance with the Davis-Bacon Act. Page H11409 Rejected the Udall of Colorado amendment that sought to give each eligible county the option of using 20 percent of its distribution for community based projects rather than to require it by a recorded vote of 186 ayes to 241 noes, Roll No. 559. Pages H11409-19 The Clerk was authorized in the engrossment of the bill to correct section numbers, punctuation, cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming changes to reflect the actions of the House. Page H11420 H. Res. 352, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was agreed to by voice vote. Pursuant to the rule, amendments in H. Rept. 106-437 were considered as adopted. Pages H11391-95 Providing for Suspensions: The House agreed to H. Res. 353, providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules by a yea and nay vote of 222 yeas to 200 nays with 1 voting ``present'', Roll No. 561. Pages H11420-21 Consideration of Suspensions: Pursuant to H. Res. 353, the majority Leader announced that the following suspensions will be considered on Thursday, Nov. 4: H. Con. Res. 214 and H.R. 1693. Page H11440 District of Columbia Appropriations: The House passed H.R. 3194, making appropriations for the government of the District of Columbia and other activities chargeable in whole or in part against revenues of said District for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000 by a yea and nay vote of 216 yeas to 210 nays, Roll No. 562. Pages H11423-40 H. Res. 354, the rule that provided for consideration of the bill was agreed to by voice vote. Earlier, agreed to the Linder amendment in the nature of a substitute that considers an amendment to H.R. 3194 to strike section 175 as adopted. Pages H11422-23 Presidential Messages: Read the following messages from the President: Separation of isotopes of uranium: Message wherein he transmitted his proposed agreement for cooperation between the United States and Australia concerning technology for the separation of isotopes of uranium by laser excitation--referred to the Committee on International Relations; and Pages H11440-41 Veto Message on District of Columbia Appropriations Act: Message wherein he announced his veto of H.R. 3064, making appropriations for the government of the District of Columbia for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000 and explains his reasons therefor--referred to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered printed H. Doc. 106-154. Pages H11441-43 Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate appear on pages H11375 and H11478. Referrals: S. 440 was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce; S. 1844 was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means; and S. Con. Res. 67 and S. Con. Res. 66 were referred to the Committee on House Administration. Page H11478 Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea and nay votes and two recorded votes developed during the proceedings of the House today and appear on pages H11380, H11389-90, H11418-19, H11419-20, H11421, and H11439-40. There were no quorum calls. Adjournment: The House met at 10:00 a.m. and adjourned at 11:51 p.m.