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[Congressional Record: October 18, 2000 (Senate)]
[Page S10712-S10713]
From the Congressional Record Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:cr18oc00-124]                         



 
                        MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE

  At 2:22 p.m., a message from the House of Representatives, delivered 
by Mr. Hays, one of its reading clerks, announced that the House has 
passed the following bills, in which it requests the concurrence of the 
Senate:

       H.R. 460. An act 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.
       H.R. 2570. An act 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, and for other purposes.
       H.R. 3926. An act 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.
       H.R. 4187. An act to assist the establishment of an 
     interpretive enter 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.
       H.R. 4281. An act to establish, wherever feasible, 
     guidelines, recommendations, and regulations that promote the 
     regulatory acceptance of new or revised scientifically valid 
     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.
       H.R. 4312. An act 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, and for other purposes.
       H.R. 4404. An act 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, 
     and for other purposes.
       H.R. 4493. An act to establish grants for drug treatment 
     alternative to prison programs administered by State or local 
     prosecutors.
       H.R. 4521. An act to direct 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, and 
     for other purposes.
       H.R. 4646. An act to designate certain National Forest 
     System lands within the boundaries of the State of Virginia 
     as wilderness areas.
       H.R. 4965. An act 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.
       H.R. 5016. An act 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.''
       H.R. 5041. An act to establish the boundaries and 
     classification of a segment of the Missouri River in Montana 
     under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
       H.R. 5110. An act to designate the United States courthouse 
     located at 3470 12th Street in Riverside, California, as the 
     ``George E. Brown, Jr. United States Courthouse.''
       H.R. 5210. An act 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.''
       H.R. 5225. An act 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.
       H.R. 5302. An act to designate the United States courthouse 
     located at 1010 Fifth Avenue in Seattle, Washington, as the 
     ``William Kenzo Nakamura United States Courthouse.''
       H.R. 5312. An act to amend the Controlled Substances Act to 
     protect children from drug traffickers.
       H.R. 5398. An act 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.
       H.R. 5410. An act to establish revolving funding for the 
     operation of certain programs and activities of the Library 
     of Congress, and for other purposes.

  The message also announced that the House has passed the following 
bills, without amendment:

       S. 406. An act 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.
       S. 1296. An act to designate portions of the lower Delaware 
     River and associated tributaries as a component of the 
     National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
       S. 1705. An act 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, and 
     for other purposes.
       S. 1707. An act to amend the Inspector General Act of 1978 
     (5 U.S.C. App.) to provide that certain designated Federal 
     entities shall be establishments under such Act, and for 
     other purposes.
       S. 2102. An act to provide to the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe a 
     permanent land base within its aboriginal homeland, and for 
     other purposes.
       S. 2412. An act to amend title 49, United States Code, to 
     authorize appropriations for the National Transportation 
     Safety Board for fiscal years 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003, and 
     for other purposes.
       S. 2498. An act to authorize the Smithsonian Institute 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.
       S. 2917. An act to settle the land claims of the Pueblo of 
     Santo Domingo.
       S. 3201. An act to rename the National Museum American Art.

  The message further announced that the House has agreed to the 
following concurrent resolution, without amendment:

       S. Con. Res. 145. Concurrent resolution 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.

  The message also announced that the House has passed the bill (S. 
1936) 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, with an 
amendment.

  The message also announced that the House has agreed to the 
amendments of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 1444) to authorize the 
Secretary of the Interior to establish a program to plan, design, and 
construct fish screens, fish passage devices, and related features to 
mitigate adverse impacts associated with irrigation system water 
diversions by local governmental entities in the States of Oregon, 
Washington, Montana, Idaho, and California, with amendments.
  The message further announced that the House has agreed to the 
amendment of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 4788) to amend the United 
States Grain Standards Act to extend the authority of the Secretary of 
Agriculture to collect fees to cover the cost of services performed 
under the Act, extend the authorization of appropriations for that Act, 
and improve the administration of that Act, to reenact the United 
States Warehouses used to store agricultural products and provide for 
the issuance of receipts, including electronic receipts, for 
agricultural products stored or handled in licensed warehouses, and for 
other purposes, with an amendment.
  The message also announced that the House has agreed to the amendment 
of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 209) to improve the ability of Federal 
agencies to license federally owned inventions, without amendment.
  The message further announced that the House has agreed to the 
amendments of the Senate to the amendments of the House to the bill (S. 
1402) to amend the United States Code, to enhance programs providing 
education benefits for veterans, and for other purposes, without 
amendment.
  The message also announced that the House has agreed to the 
amendments of the Senate to the bill (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, and for other purposes, without amendment.

[[Page S10713]]

  The message further announced that the House has agreed to the 
amendment of the Senate to the bill (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, and for other purposes, without 
amendment.
  The message also announced that the House has agreed to the 
amendments of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 3069) to authorize the 
Administrator of General Services to provide for redevelopment of the 
Southeast Federal Center in the District of Columbia, without 
amendment.
  The message further announced that the House has agreed to the 
amendments of the Senate to the bill (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, and for other 
purposes, without amendment.
  The message also announced that the House has agreed to the amendment 
of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 4864) to amend title 38, United States 
Code, to reaffirm and clarify the duty of the Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs to assist claimants for benefits under laws administered by the 
Secretary, and for other purposes, without amendment.
  The message further announced that the House disagreed to the 
amendment of the Senate to the bill (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 for other purposes, and agreed to the conference asked by the 
Senate on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses and appoints Mr. 
Walsh, Mr. DeLay, Mr. Hobson, Mr. Knollenberg, Mr. Frelinghuysen, Mrs. 
Northup, Mr. Sununu, Mr. Goode, Mr. Young of Florida, Mr. Mollohan, Ms. 
Kaptur, Mrs. Meek of Florida, Mr. Price of North Carolina, Mr. Cramer, 
and Mr. Obey, as the managers of the conference on the part of the 
House.
  The message also announced that pursuant to provisions of section 206 
of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (42 
U.S.C. 5616), the Speaker reappointed Mr. Gordon A. Martin of Roxbury, 
Massachusetts, on the part of the House to the Coordinating Council on 
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, to a 2-year term.
                                  ____


  At 4:39 p.m., a message from the House of Representatives, delivered 
by Ms. Niland, one of its reading clerks, announced that the Speaker 
has signed the following enrolled bills:

       S. 624. An act to authorize construction of the Fort Peck 
     Reservation Rural Water System in the State of Montana, and 
     for other purposes.
       S. 2686. An act to improve service systems for individuals 
     with developmental disabilities, and for other purposes.
       S. 1809. An act to amend chapter 36 of title 39, United 
     States Code, to modify rates relating to reduced rate mail 
     matter, and for other purposes.
       H.R. 3986. An act to provide for a study of the engineering 
     feasibility of a water exchange in lieu of electrification of 
     the Chandler Pumping Plant at Prosser Diversion Dam, 
     Washington.
       H.R. 34. An act to direct the Secretary of the Interior to 
     make technical corrections to a map relating to the Coastal 
     Barrier Resources System.
       H.R. 208. An act to amend title 5, United States Code, to 
     allow for the contribution of certain rollover distributions 
     to accounts in the Thrift Savings Plan, to eliminate certain 
     waiting-period requirements for participating in the Thrift 
     Savings Plan, and for other purposes.
       H.R. 707. An act to amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster 
     Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to authorize a program 
     for predisaster mitigation, to streamline the administration 
     of disaster relief, to control the Federal costs of disaster 
     assistance, and for other purposes.
       H.R. 1654. An act to authorize appropriations for the 
     National Aeronautics and Space Administration for fiscal 
     years 2000, 2001, and 2002, and for other purposes.
       H.R. 1715. An act to extend and reauthorize the Defense 
     Production Act of 1950.
       H.R. 2389. An act 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, roads, and other purposes.
       H.R. 2842. An act to amend chapter 89 of title 5, United 
     States Code, concerning the Federal Employees Health Benefits 
     (FEHB) Program, to enable the Federal Government to enroll an 
     employee and his or her family in the FEHB Program when a 
     State court orders the employee to provide health insurance 
     coverage for a child of the employee but the employee fails 
     to provide the coverage, and for other purposes.
       H.R. 2879. An act to provide for the placement at the 
     Lincoln Memorial of a plaque commemorating the speech of 
     Martin Luther King, Jr., known as the ``I Have A Dream'' 
     speech.
       H.R. 2883. An act to amend the Immigration and Nationality 
     Act to modify the provisions governing acquisition of 
     citizenship by children born outside of the United States, 
     and other purposes.
       H.R. 2984. An act 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.
       H.R. 3235. An act to improve academic and social outcomes 
     for youth and reduce both juvenile crime and the risk that 
     youth will become victims of crime by providing productive 
     activities conducted by law enforcement personnel during non-
     school hours.
       H.R. 3236. An act to authorize the Secretary of the 
     Interior to enter into contracts with the Weber Basin Water 
     Conservancy District, Utah, to use Weber Basin Project 
     facilities for the impounding, storage, and carriage of 
     nonproject water for domestic, municipal, industrial, and 
     other beneficial purposes.
       H.R. 3292. An act to provide for the establishment of the 
     Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge in West Feliciana Parish, 
     Louisiana.
       H.R. 3468. An act to direct the Secretary of the Interior 
     to convey certain water rights to Duchesne City, Utah.
       H.R. 3577. An act to increase the amount authorized to be 
     appropriated for the north side pumping division of the 
     Minidoka reclamation project, Idaho.
       H.R. 3767. An act to amend the Immigration and Nationality 
     Act to make improvements to, and permanently authorize, the 
     visa waiver pilot program under section 217 of such Act.
       H.R. 3986. An act to provide for a study of the engineering 
     feasibility of a water exchange in lieu of electrification of 
     the Chandler Pumping Plant at Prosser Diversion Dam, 
     Washingon.
       H.R. 3995. An act to establish procedures governing the 
     responsibilities of court-appointed receivers who administer 
     departments, offices, and agencies of the District of 
     Columbia government.
       H.R. 4002. An act to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 
     1961 to revise and improve provisions relating to famine 
     prevention and freedom from hunger.
       H.R. 4259. An act to require the Secretary of the Treasury 
     to mint coins in commemoration of the National Museum of the 
     American Indian of the Smithsonian Institution, and for other 
     purposes.
       H.R. 4386. An act to amend title XIX of the Social Security 
     Act to provide medical assistance for certain women screened 
     and found to have breast or cervical cancer under a federally 
     funded screening program, to amend the Public Health Service 
     Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect 
     to surveillance and information concerning the relationship 
     between cervical cancer and the human papillomavirus (HPV), 
     and for other purposes.
       H.R. 4389. An act to direct the Secretary of the Interior 
     to convey certain water distribution facilities to the 
     Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District.
       H.R. 4681. An act to provide for the adjustment of status 
     of certain Syrian nationals.
       H.R. 4828. An act to designate the Steens Mountain 
     Wilderness Area and the Steens Mountain Cooperative 
     Management and Protection Area in Harney County, Oregon, and 
     for other purposes.
       H.R. 5107. An act to make certain corrections in copyright 
     law.
       H.R. 5417. An act to rename the Stewart B. McKinney 
     Homeless Assistance Act as the ``McKinney-Vento Homeless 
     Assistance Act.''

  The enrolled bills were signed subsequently by the President pro 
tempore (Mr. Thurmond).
                                  ____

  At 4:55 p.m., a message from the House of Representatives, delivered 
by Ms. Niland, one of its reading clerks, announced that the House has 
passed the following bill, in which it requests the concurrence of the 
Senate:

       H.R. 5308. An act to amend laws relating to the lands of 
     the citizens of the Muscogee (Creek), Seminole, Cherokee, 
     Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations, historically referred to as 
     the Five Civilized Tribes, and for other purposes.

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