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[Congressional Record: October 17, 2000 (Digest)]
[Page D1088-D1092]
From the Congressional Record Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:cr17oc00-2]                         




 
                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Bills Introduced: 6 public bills, H.R. 5474-5479; 2 private bills, H.R. 
5480-5481; and 1 private resolution, H. Res. 636; 4 resolutions, H. 
Res. 630-632, 635 were introduced.
  Page H10036
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows.
  H.R. 2121, to ensure that no alien is removed, denied a benefit under 
the Immigration and Nationality Act, or otherwise deprived of liberty, 
based on evidence that is kept secret from the alien, amended (H. Rept. 
106-981);
  H.R. 4548, to establish a pilot program creating a system of 
registries of temporary agricultural workers to provide for a 
sufficient supply of such workers, to amend the Immigration and 
Nationality Act to streamline procedures for the temporary admission 
and extension of stay of nonimmigrant agricultural workers under the 
pilot program, amended (H. Rept. 106-982, Pt. 1);
  H.R. 4209, to amend the Federal Reserve Act to require the payment of 
interest on reserves maintained at Federal reserve banks by insured 
depository institutions, amended (H. Rept. 106-983);
  H. Res. 633, providing for consideration of motions to suspend the 
rules (H. Rept. 106-984); and
  H. Res. 634, providing for consideration of H.R. 4656, to authorize 
the Forest Service to convey certain lands in the Lake Tahoe Basin to 
the Washoe County School District for use as an elementary school site 
(H. Rept. 106-985).
Page H10035
Speaker Pro Tempore: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he 
designated Representative Biggert to act as Speaker pro tempore for 
today.
  Page H9909
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Veterans Benefits Act: Agreed to the Senate amendments to H.R. 4850, 
to provide a cost-of-living adjustment in rates of compensation paid to 
veterans with service-connected disabilities, to enhance programs 
providing compensation and life insurance benefits for veterans--
clearing the measure for the President;
  Pages H9911-12
  Veterans Claims Assistance Act: Agreed to the Senate amendment to 
H.R. 4864, to amend title 38, United States Code, to reaffirm and 
clarify the duty

[[Page D1089]]

of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to assist claimants for benefits 
under laws administered by the Secretary--clearing the measure for the 
President;
  Pages H9912-18
  Veterans Benefits and Health Care Improvement Act: Agreed to the 
Senate amendment to the House amendment to S. 1402, to amend title 38, 
United States Code, to enhance programs providing education benefits 
for veterans--clearing the measure for the President;
  Pages H9918-47
  Technology Transfer Commercialization: Agreed to the Senate amendment 
to H.R. 209, to improve the ability of Federal agencies to license 
federally owned inventions--clearing the measure for the President; 
                                                         Pages H9947-49
  Commercial Space Transportation Competitiveness: Agreed to the Senate 
amendment to H.R. 2607, to promote the development of the commercial 
space transportation industry, to authorize appropriations for the 
Office of the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space 
Transportation, to authorize appropriations for the Office of Space 
Commercialization--clearing the measure for the President; 
                                                         Pages H9949-50
  Protecting Our Children From Drugs: H.R. 5312, to amend the 
Controlled Substances Act to protect children from drug traffickers; 
                                                         Pages H9950-51
  Drug Treatment Alternatives to Prison: H.R. 4493, to establish grants 
for drug treatment alternative to prison programs administered by State 
or local prosecutors;
  Pages H9951-54
  Western Paleontology and Archaeology Center in Diamond Valley Lake 
Area of Southern California: H.R. 4187, to assist in the establishment 
of an interpretive center and museum in the vicinity of the Diamond 
Valley Lake in southern California to ensure the protection and 
interpretation of the paleontology discoveries made at the lake and to 
develop a trail system for the lake for use by pedestrians and 
nonmotorized vehicles;
  Pages H9954-55
  Expeditious Construction of the National World War II Memorial: S. 
Con. Res. 145, Expressing the sense of Congress on the propriety and 
need for expeditious construction of the National World War II Memorial 
at the Rainbow Pool on the National Mall in the Nation's Capital; 
                                                         Pages H9955-57
  Alaska Native and American Indian Direct Reimbursement: S. 406, to 
amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to make permanent the 
demonstration program that allows for direct billing of medicare, 
medicaid, and other third party payors, and to expand the eligibility 
under such program to other tribes and tribal organizations--clearing 
the measure for the President;
  Pages H9957-59
  Payment of Medical Expenses Incurred by the United States Park 
Police: H.R. 4404, amended, to permit the payment of medical expenses 
incurred by the United States Park Police in the performance of duty to 
be made directly by the National Park Service, to allow for waiver and 
indemnification in mutual law enforcement agreements between the 
National Park Service and a State or political subdivision when 
required by State law;
  Pages H9959-60
  Ivanpah Valley Airport Public Lands Transfer: Agreed to the Senate 
amendments to H.R. 1695, to provide for the conveyance of certain 
Federal public lands in the Ivanpah Valley, Nevada, to Clark County, 
Nevada, for the development of an airport facility organizations--
clearing the measure for the President;
  Pages H9960-61
  Lincoln Highway Study: H.R. 2570, to require the Secretary of the 
Interior to undertake a study regarding methods to commemorate the 
national significance of the United States roadways that comprise the 
Lincoln Highway;
  Pages H9961-62
  Castle Rock Ranch Acquisition: S. 1705, to direct the Secretary of 
the Interior to enter into land exchanges to acquire from the private 
owner and to convey to the State of Idaho approximately 1,240 acres of 
land near the City of Rocks National Reserve, Idaho--clearing the 
measure for the President;
  Pages H9962-63
  Santo Domingo Pueblo Claims Settlement: S. 2917, to settle the land 
claims of the Pueblo of Santo Domingo--clearing the measure for the 
President;
  Pages H9963-66
  Boundaries of Missouri River Segment in Montana under the Wild and 
Scenic Rivers: H.R. 5041, to establish the boundaries and 
classification of a segment of the Missouri River in Montana under the 
Wild and Scenic Rivers Act;
  Page H9966
  Rehabilitation of the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park: 
H.R. 4521, amended, the Secretary of the Interior to authorize and 
provide funding for rehabilitation of the Going-to-the-Sun Road in 
Glacier National Park, to authorize funds for maintenance of utilities 
related to the Park;
  Pages H9966-69
  Virginia Wilderness Area in George Washington National Forest: H.R. 
4646, amended, to designate certain National Forest System lands within 
the boundaries of the State of Virginia as wilderness areas. Agreed to 
amend the title;
  Page H9969
  Five Nations Oklahoma Citizens Land Reform: H.R. 5308, amended, to 
amend laws relating to the

[[Page D1090]]

lands of the citizens of the Muscogee (Creek), Seminole, Cherokee, 
Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations, historically referred to as the Five 
Civilized Tribes;
  Pages H9969-75
  Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor: H.R. 3926, to 
amend the Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor Act of 
1984 to increase the amount authorized to be appropriated to the 
Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor Commission; 
                                                         Pages H9975-76
  Timbisha Shoshone Homeland: S. 2102, to provide to the Timbisha 
Shoshone Tribe a permanent land base within its aboriginal homeland--
clearing the measure for the President;
  Pages H9976-79
  Upper Housatonic National Heritage Area Study: H.R. 4312, to direct 
the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of the suitability and 
feasibility of establishing an Upper Housatonic Valley National 
Heritage Area in the State of Connecticut and the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts;
  Pages H9979-80
  Bend Pine Nursery Land Conveyance: S. 1936, amended, to authorize the 
Secretary of Agriculture to sell or exchange all or part of certain 
administrative sites and other National Forest System land in the State 
of Oregon and use the proceeds derived from the sale or exchange for 
National Forest System purposes;
  Pages H9980-81
  Lower Delaware Wild and Scenic Rivers Act: S. 1296, to designate 
portions of the lower Delaware River and associated tributaries as a 
component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System--clearing the 
measure for the President;
  Pages H9981-83
  Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana Land Authorities: H.R. 5398, to provide 
that land which is owned by the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana but which 
is not held in trust by the United States for the Tribe may be leased 
or transferred by the Tribe without further approval by the United 
States;
  Pages H9983-84
  Irrigation Mitigation and Restoration Partnership: H. Res. 630, 
amended, providing for the concurrence by the House with an amendment 
in the Senate amendment to H.R. 1444, to authorize the Secretary of the 
Army to develop and implement projects for fish screens, fish passage 
devices, and other similar measures to mitigate adverse impacts 
associated with irrigation system water diversions by local 
governmental entities in the States of Oregon, Washington, Montana, and 
Idaho;
  Pages H9984-86
  Mandatory Separation Age Parity for Federal Firefighters: H.R. 460, 
to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide that the mandatory 
separation age for Federal firefighters be made the same as the age 
that applies with respect to Federal law enforcement officers; 
                                                         Pages H9986-89
  George Atlee Goodling Post Office Building, York, Pennsylvania: H.R. 
5210, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service 
located at 200 South George Street in York, Pennsylvania, as the 
``George Atlee Goodling Post Office Building;''
  Pages H9991-92
  J.T. Weeker Service Center, Chicago, Illinois: H.R. 5016, amended, to 
redesignate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 
514 Express Center Drive in Chicago, Illinois, as the ``J.T. Weeker 
Service Center.'' Agreed to amend the title;
  Pages H9992-93
  National Transportation Safety Board Amendments Act: S. 2412, to 
amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize appropriations for the 
National Transportation Safety Board for fiscal years 2000, 2001, 2002, 
and 2003--clearing the measure for the President;
  Pages H9993-97
  George E. Brown, Jr. United States Courthouse: H.R. 5110, to 
designate the United States courthouse located at 3470 12th Street in 
Riverside, California, as the ``George E. Brown, Jr. United States 
Courthouse;''
  Pages H9997-99
  Southeast Federal Center Public-Private Development: Agreed to the 
Senate amendments to H.R. 3069, to authorize the Administrator of 
General Services to provide for redevelopment of the Southeast Federal 
Center in the District of Columbia--clearing the measure for the 
President;
  Pages H9999-H10000
  William Kenzo Nakamura United States Courthouse, Seattle, Washington: 
H.R. 5302, to designate the United States courthouse located at 1010 
Fifth Avenue in Seattle, Washington, as the ``William Kenzo Nakamura 
United States Courthouse;''
  Pages H10000-02
  Extension of Time to File a Complaint Alleging False Inspection 
Certificates at Hunts Point Terminal Market, Bronx, New York: H.R. 
4965, to amend the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, 1930, to 
extend the time period during which persons may file a complaint 
alleging the preparation of false inspection certificates at Hunts 
Point Terminal Market, Bronx, New York;
  Pages H10002-03
  Grain Standards and Warehouse Improvement: H. Res. 632, providing for 
the concurrence by the House with an amendment in the Senate amendment 
to H.R. 4788, the Grain Standards and Warehouse Improvement Act of 
2000;
  Pages H10003-05
  Inspectors General Criminal Investigator Academy and Forensic 
Laboratory: S. 1707, to amend

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the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) to provide that 
certain designated Federal entities shall be establishments under such 
Act--clearing the measure for the President;
  Pages H10006-07
  Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative 
Methods (ICCVAM) Authorization: H.R. 4281, amended, to establish, 
wherever feasible, guidelines, recommendations, and regulations that 
promote the regulatory acceptance of new and revised toxicological 
tests that protect human and animal health and the environment while 
reducing, refining, or replacing animal tests and ensuring human safety 
and product effectiveness. Agreed to amend the title;
  Pages H10007-11
  Richmond National Battlefield Park; H.R. 5225, amended, to revise the 
boundaries of the Richmond National Battlefield Park based on the 
findings of the Civil War Sites Advisory Committee and the National 
Park Service and to encourage cooperative management, protection, and 
interpretation of the resources associated with the Civil War and the 
Civil War battles in and around the city of Richmond, Virginia; 
                                                        Pages H10011-13
  Smithsonian American Art Museum: S. 3201, to rename the National 
Museum of American Art--clearing the measure for the President; 
                                                        Pages H10013-14
  Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Submillimeter Array located on 
Mauna Kea at Hilo, Hawaii. S. 2498, to authorize the Smithsonian 
Institution to plan, design, construct, and equip laboratory, 
administrative, and support space to house base operations for the 
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Submillimeter Array located on 
Mauna Kea at Hilo, Hawaii--clearing the measure for the President; and 
                                                        Pages H10014-15
  Library of Congress Revolving Fund for Audio and Video Duplication 
Services Associated with Audiovisual Conservation Center: H.R. 5410, 
amended, to establish revolving funds for the operation of certain 
programs and activities of the Library of Congress.
  Pages H10015-17
Suspensions: The House debated the following motions to suspend the 
rules and upon which proceedings were postponed:
  National Children's Memorial Day. H. Con. Res. 415, expressing the 
sense of the Congress that there should be established a National 
Children's Memorial Day;
  Pages H9989-90
  Social Security Number Confidentiality: H.R. 3218, to amend title 31, 
United States Code, to prohibit the appearance of Social Security 
account numbers on or through unopened mailings of checks or other 
drafts issued on public money in the Treasury;
  Pages H9990-91
  Fish and Wildlife Programs Improvement and National Wildlife Refuge 
System Centennial: Concurring with the Senate amendments to H.R. 3671, 
to amend the Acts popularly known as the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife 
Restoration Act and the Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act to 
enhance the funds available for grants to States for fish and wildlife 
conservation projects and increase opportunities for recreational 
hunting, bow hunting, trapping, archery, and fishing, by eliminating 
opportunities for waste, fraud, abuse, maladministration, and 
unauthorized expenditures for administration and execution of those 
Acts;
  Pages H10017-26
  Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance: H.R. 4148, 
amended, to make technical amendments to the provisions of the Indian 
Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act relating to contract 
support costs; and
  Pages H10026-28
  Compensation to Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe for Takings: S. 964, 
amended, to provide for equitable compensation for the Cheyenne River 
Sioux Tribe.
  Pages H10028-32
Meeting Hour--Wednesday, Oct. 18: Agreed that when the House adjourns 
today, it adjourn to meet at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18. 
                                                            Page H10032
Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention: 
The Chair announced the Speaker's reappointment of Mr. Gordon A. Martin 
of Roxbury, Massachusetts to the Coordinating Council on Juvenile 
Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
  Page H10032
Presidential Message--Railroad Retirement: Read a message from the 
President wherein he transmitted the Annual Report of the Railroad 
Retirement Act--referred to the Committees on Transportation and 
Infrastructure and Ways and Means.
  Pages H10032-33
VA, HUD, Appropriations: Disagreed with the Senate amendment to H.R. 
4635, making appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and 
Housing and Urban Development, and for sundry independent agencies, 
boards, commissions, corporations, and offices for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2001, and agreed to a conference. Appointed as 
conferees: Chairman Young of Florida, and Representatives DeLay, 
Hobson, Knollenberg, Frelinghuysen, Northup, Sununu, Goode, Mollohan, 
Kaptur, Meek of Florida, Price of North Carolina, Cramer, and Obey. 
                                                            Pages H9992

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Senate Messages: Message received from the Senate appears on page 
H9989.
Referrals: S. 1848, S. 2195, S. 2301, S. 2425, S. 2594, S. 2877, S. 
2882, and S. 2981 were referred to the Committee on Resources. S. 2688 
was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce. 
                                                            Page H10033
Amendments: Amendments ordered printed pursuant to the rule appear on 
pages H10037-66.
Quorum Calls--Votes: No quorum calls or recorded votes developed during 
the proceedings of the House today.
Adjournment: The House met at 10:30 a.m. and adjourned at 6:08 p.m.

Committee Meetings
LAND CONVEYANCE
Committee on Rules: Committee granted, by voice vote, a closed rule 
providing for 1 hour of debate on H.R. 4656, to authorize the Forest 
Service to convey certain lands in the Lake Tahoe Basin to the Washoe 
County School District for use as an elementary school site. The rule 
waives all points of order against the bill and against its 
consideration. Finally, the rule provides one motion to recommit, with 
or without instructions. Testimony was heard from Representative 
Sanford.
WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT ACT
Committee on Rules: Heard testimony from Chairman Shuster and 
Representatives Oberstar and Sanford, but no action was taken on S. 
2796, Water Resources Development Act of 2000.
PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF MOTIONS TO SUSPEND THE RULES
Committee on Rules: Committee granted, by voice vote, a rule providing 
that suspensions will be in order at any time on or before the 
legislative day of Friday, October 20, 2000. The rule provides that the 
object of any motion to suspend the rules will be announced from the 
floor at least ninety minutes prior to its consideration. The rule 
provides that the Speaker or his designee shall consult with the 
Minority Leader or his designee on the object of any suspension 
considered under this resolution. Finally, the rule provides that House 
Resolution 615 is laid on the table.





			


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