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[Congressional Record: July 17, 2001 (House)]
[Page H4114-H4115]
From the Congressional Record Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:cr17jy01-102]                         
 
                               AMENDMENTS

  Under clause 8 of rule XVIII, proposed amendments were submitted as 
follows:

                               H.R. 2500

                  Offered By: Mr. Bartlett of Maryland

       Amendment No. 14: At the end of the bill (preceding the 
     short title), insert the following:

               TITLE VIII--ADDITIONAL GENERAL PROVISIONS

       Sec. 801. None of the funds made available in this Act may 
     be used to implement any recommendation or requirement 
     adopted at the United Nations Conference on the Illicit Trade 
     in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (July 
     2001), except to the extent authorized pursuant to a law 
     enacted after the date of the enactment of this Act.

                               H.R. 2500

                        Offered By: Mr. Conyers

       Amendment No. 15: At the end of the bill (before the short 
     title), insert the following:

               TITLE VIII--ADDITIONAL GENERAL PROVISIONS

       Sec. 801. None of the funds made available in this Act may 
     be used by the Department of Justice to propose, issue, 
     consider, analyze, or implement any revision, of Office of 
     Management and Budget Circular No. A-102.

                               H.R. 2500

                        Offered By: Mr. Delahunt

       Amendment No. 16: At the end of the bill, insert after the 
     last title (preceding the short title) the following:

               TITLE VIII--ADDITIONAL GENERAL PROVISIONS

       Sec. 801. None of the funds made available in this Act may 
     be used after December 15, 2001, for any operation of the 
     Office of Independent Counsel in the investigation designated 
     ``In re: Henry G. Cisneros''.

                               H.R. 2500

                         Offered By: Mr. DeLay

       Amendment No. 17: Page 108, after line 22, insert the 
     following:

               TITLE VIII--ADDITIONAL GENERAL PROVISIONS

       Sec. 801. None of the funds appropriated in this Act may be 
     used to negotiate or pay any request or claim by the 
     Government of the People's Republic of China for 
     reimbursement of the costs associated with the detention of 
     the crewmembers of the United States Navy EP-3 aircraft that 
     was forced to land on Hainan Island, China, on April 1, 2001, 
     or for reimbursement of any of the costs associated with the 
     return of the aircraft to the United States.

                               H.R. 2500

                  Offered By: Mr. Hastings of Florida

       Amendment No. 18: Page 45, line 21, after the dollar 
     amount, insert the following: ``(reduced by $250,000)''.
       Page 46, line 16, after the dollar amount, insert the 
     following: ``(increased by $250,000, for a grant to the City 
     of Pahokee, Florida to assist in the dredging on the City 
     Marina)''.

                               H.R. 2500

                  Offered By: Ms. Jackson-Lee of Texas

       Amendment No. 19: Page 72, line 5, immediately before the 
     period insert the following:

     : Provided further, That, notwithstanding any other provision 
     of law, of the amount made available under this heading, 
     $7,800,000 shall be available to provide funds for legal 
     representation for parents who are seeking the return of 
     children abducted to or from the United States under the 
     Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child 
     Abduction

                               H.R. 2500

                  Offered By: Ms. Jackson-Lee of Texas

       Amendment No. 20: Page 108, after line 22, insert the 
     following:

               TITLE VIII--ADDITIONAL GENERAL PROVISIONS

       Sec. 801. None of the funds appropriated in title I of this 
     Act may be used to prohibit states from participating in 
     voluntary child safety gun lock programs.

                               H.R. 2500

                  Offered By: Ms. Jackson-Lee of Texas

       Amendment No. 21: At the end of the bill, insert after the 
     last section (preceding the short title) the following:

               TITLE VIII--ADDITIONAL GENERAL PROVISIONS

       Sec. 801. None of the funds made available in this Act may 
     be used to remove, deport, or exclude any alien from the 
     United States under the Immigration and Nationality Act for 
     conviction of a crime if the alien----
       (1) before April 1, 1997, entered into a plea agreement 
     under which the alien pled guilty to the crime that renders 
     the alien inadmissible or deportable; and
       (2) after June 25, 2001----
       (a) requests discretionary relief under section 212(c) of 
     the Immigration and Nationality Act (as in effect at the time 
     of the alien's plea agreement) on the ground that the opinion 
     of the Supreme court of the United States rendered in 
     Immigration and Naturalization Service v. St. Cyr, 533 U.S. 
     ----(2001) renders the alien eligible to seek such relief; 
     and
       (B) has not received a final order of removal, deportation, 
     or exclusion upon denial of such request.

                               H.R. 2500

                  Offered By: Ms. Jackson-Lee of Texas

       Amendment No. 22: Page 108, after line 22, insert the 
     following:

               TITLE VIII--ADDITIONAL GENERAL PROVISIONS

       Sec. 801. Of the amount appropriated for ``Department of 
     Justice, Juvenile Justice Programs'', $2,000,000 shall be 
     available only for the City of Houston At-Risk Children's 
     Program of the At-Risk Children's Program under title V of 
     the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974.

                               H.R. 2500

                  Offered By: Ms. Jackson-Lee of Texas

       Amendment No. 23: Page 108, after line 22, insert the 
     following:

               TITLE VIII--ADDITIONAL GENERAL PROVISIONS

       Sec. 801. The amounts otherwise provided by this Act are 
     revised by reducing the amount made available for ``Salaries 
     and Expenses, General Administration, Department of 
     Justice'', and increasing the amount made available for 
     ``Salaries and Expenses, Community Relations Service, 
     Department of Justice'', by $1,000,000.

                               H.R. 2500

                  Offered By: Ms. Jackson-Lee of Texas

       Amendment No. 24: Page 108, after line 22, insert the 
     following:

               TITLE VIII--ADDITIONAL GENERAL PROVISIONS

       Sec. 801. Of the amounts made available under the heading 
     ``Immigration and Naturalization Service, Enforcement and 
     Border Affairs'', not less than $3,000,000 shall be used to 
     make legal orientation presentations to aliens being held in 
     detention in order to improve deserving aliens' access to 
     relief, to increase the efficiency of the immigration system, 
     and to reduce the overall cost of detaining aliens.

                               H.R. 2500

                  Offered By: Ms. Jackson-Lee of Texas

       Amendment No. 25: Page 108, after line 22, insert the 
     following:

               TITLE VIII--ADDITIONAL GENERAL PROVISIONS

       Sec. 801. Of the amounts made available under the heading 
     ``Immigration and Naturalization Service, Enforcement and 
     Border Affairs'', $20,000,000 may be used for a program of 
     alternatives to detention for aliens who are not a danger to 
     the community and are not likely to abscond.

                               H.R. 2500

                         Offered By: Mr. Kerns

       Amendment No. 26: At the end of the bill (preceding the 
     short title), insert the following:

               TITLE VIII--ADDITIONAL GENERAL PROVISIONS

       Sec. 801. None of the funds made available in this Act may 
     be used in connection with any system to conduct background 
     checks on persons purchasing a firearm that provides for the 
     retention of any information

[[Page H4115]]

     submitted under the system by, or on behalf of, each person 
     determined under such system not to be prohibited from 
     receiving a firearm.

                               H.R. 2500

                  Offered By: Mrs. Maloney of New York

       Amendment No. 27: Page 47, line 22, after the dollar 
     amount, insert the following: ``(reduced by $2,500,000)''.
       Page 48, line 11, after the dollar amount, insert the 
     following: ``(increased by $2,500,000)''.

                               H.R. 2500

                  Offered By: Mrs. Maloney of New York

       Amendment No. 28: Page 48, line 3, after the dollar amount, 
     insert the following: ``(increased by $2,000,000)''.
       Page 48, line 14, after the dollar amount, insert the 
     following: ``(reduced by $2,000,000)''.

                               H.R. 2500

                  Offered By: Mrs. Maloney of New York

       Amendment No. 29: Page 48, line 1, after the dollar amount, 
     insert the following: ``(increased by $500,000)''.
       Page 48, line 14, after the dollar amount, insert the 
     following: ``(reduced by $500,000)''.

                               H.R. 2500

                   Offered By: Mr. Moran of Virginia

       Amendment No. 30: At the end of the bill (preceding the 
     short title), insert the following:

               TITLE VIII--ADDITIONAL GENERAL PROVISIONS

       Sec. 801. None of the funds made available in this Act may 
     be used to destroy any record of the national instant 
     criminal background check system established under section 
     103 of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, within 90 
     days after the date the record is created.

                               H.R. 2500

                         Offered By Ms. Norton

       Amendment No. 31: Page 88, line 11, after the dollar 
     amount, insert the following: ``(increased by $1,000,000) 
     (reduced by $1,000,000)''.

                               H.R. 2500

                          Offered By: Mr. Obey

       Amendment No. 32: At the end of the bill (before the short 
     title), insert the following:

               TITLE VIII--ADDITIONAL GENERAL PROVISIONS

       Sec. 801. None of the funds made available in this Act may 
     be used by the Federal Communications Commission to implement 
     changes in the Commission's rules, or the policies 
     established to administer the rules, relating to media cross-
     ownership and multiple ownership as set forth at section 
     73.3555 of title 47, Code of Federal Regulations.

                               H.R. 2500

                         Offered By: Mr. Olver

       Amendment No. 33: Page 107, beginning on line 21, strike 
     section 623 (relating to Kyoto Protocol).

                               H.R. 2500

                         Offered By: Mr. Oxley

       Amendment No. 34: Page 94, beginning on line 9, strike ``: 
     Provided further, That fees'' and all that follows through 
     line 20 and insert a period.

                               H.R. 2500

                      Offered By: Mr. Rohrabacher

       Amendment No. 35: At the end of the bill (before the short 
     title), insert the following:

               TITLE VIII--ADDITIONAL GENERAL PROVISIONS

       Sec. 801. None of the funds made available in this Act may 
     be used by the Department of Justice or the Department of 
     State to file a motion in any court opposing a civil action 
     against any Japanese person or corporation for compensation 
     or reparations in which the plaintiff alleges that, as an 
     American prisoner of war during World War II, he or she was 
     used as slave or forced labor.

                               H.R. 2500

                        Offered By: Mr. Stearns

       Amendment No. 36: Page 83, after line 22, insert the 
     following:
       Sec. 404. (a) Congress finds the following:
       (1) Linda Shenwick, in the performance of her duties, 
     informed the Congress of waste, fraud, and mismanagement at 
     the United Nations.
       (2) Linda Shenwick's findings of waste, fraud, and 
     mismanagement led to the creation of the Office of Inspector 
     General at the United Nations.
       (3) Department of State officials retaliated against Linda 
     Shenwick by removing her from her position at the United 
     Nations, withholding her salary, downgrading her performance 
     reviews, and ultimately terminating her employment with the 
     Department of State.
       (4) The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 (Public Law 
     101-12) protects the disclosure of information to the 
     Congress and prohibits reprisal against an employee for such 
     disclosure.
       (b) It is the sense of Congress that Linda Shenwick, a 
     dedicated Federal employee who, in the performance of her 
     duties, informed the Congress of waste, fraud, and 
     mismanagement at the United Nations, should be reinstated to 
     her former position at the Department of State.

                               H.R. 2500

                       Offered By: Mr. Traficant

       Amendment No. 37. Page 108, after line 7 insert the 
     following:

       Sec.    . None of the funds made available by this Act 
     shall be used to house prisoners in a Federal prison facility 
     that is deemed overcrowded by Bureau of Prisons standards.

                               H.R. 2500

                       Offered By: Mr. Traficant

       Amendment No. 38. Page 108, after line 7, insert the 
     following new section:

       Sec. ____. No funds appropriated or otherwise made 
     available under this Act shall be made available to any 
     person or entity that has been convicted of violating the Buy 
     American Act (41 U.S.C. 10a-10c).

                               H.R. 2500

                        Offered By: Ms. Velaquez

       Amendment No. 39. Page 59, line 13, after the dollar amount 
     insert the following: ``(reduced by $2,000,000)''.
       Page 71, line 4, after the dollar amount insert the 
     following: ``(reduced by $8,000,000)''.
       Page 73, line 3, after the dollar amount insert the 
     following: ``(reduced by $7,000,000)''.
       Page 95, line 3, after the dollar amount insert the 
     following: ``(increased by $7,000,000)''.
       Page 95, line 19, after the dollar amount insert the 
     following: ``(increased by $10,000,000)''.

                               H.R. 2500

                           Offered By: Mr. Wu

       Amendment No. 40. At the end of the bill, insert after the 
     last section (preceding the short title) the following:

               TITLE VIII--ADDITIONAL GENERAL PROVISIONS

       Sec. 801. None of the funds made available in this Act may 
     be used to process an application under the Immigration and 
     Nationality Act, or any other immigration law, submitted by 
     or on behalf of an alien who has been directly or indirectly 
     involved in the harvesting of organs from executed prisoners 
     who did not consent to such harvesting.

                               H.R. 2506

                   Offered By: Ms. Millender-McDonald

       Amendment No. 1: In title II of the bill under the heading 
     ``child survival and health programs fund'', insert before 
     the period at the end the following: ``: Provided further, 
     That of the amount made available under this heading for HIV/
     AIDS, $5,000,000 shall be for assistance for sub-Saharan 
     Africa and India to prevent mother-to-child HIV/AIDS 
     transmission through effective partnerships with 
     nongovernmental organizations and research facilities 
     pursuant to section 104(c)(5) of the Foreign Assistance Act 
     of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2151b(c)(5))''.

                               H.R. 2506

                         Offered By: Mr. Olver

       Amendment No. 2: Strike section 566 (relating to Kyoto 
     Protocol).



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