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197.8 ADJOURNMENT

Chair, on behalf of the President pro tempore, reappoints Robert C. Khayat, of Mississippi, to the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance for a term beginning October 1, 1999, and ending September 30, 2002.

The message also announced that pursuant to Public Law 93–415, as amended by Public Law 102–586, the Chair, on behalf of the Majority Leader, after consultation with the Democratic Leader, announces the appointment of Charles Sims, of Mississippi, to serve as a member of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, vice William Keith Oubre.

On motion of Mr. ROHRABACHER, pursuant to the special order agreed to on Wednesday, September 15, 1999, at 11 o'clock and 4 minutes a.m., the House adjourned until 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21, 1999.

197.9 REPORTS OF COMMITTEES ON

PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS Under clause 2 of rule XIII, report of committee was delivered to the Clerk for printing and reference to the proper calendar, as follows:

Mr. GILMAN: Committee on International Relations. H.R. 1993. A bill to reauthorize the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the Trade and Development Agency, and for other purposes; with amendments (Rept. No. 106–325). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union.

198.2 MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

A message from the Senate by Ms. McDevitt, one of its clerks, announced that the Senate has passed with an amendment in which the concurrence of the House is requested, a bill of the House of the following title:

H.R. 2084. An Act making appropriations for the Department of Transportation and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and for other purposes.

The message also announced that the Senate insists upon its amendment to the bill (H.R. 2084) “An Act making appropriations for the Department of Transportation and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and for other purposes,” requests a conference with the House on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses thereon, and appoints Mr. SHELBY, Mr. DOMENICI, Mr. SPECTER, Mr. BOND, Mr. GORTON, Mr. BENNETT, Mr. CAMPBELL, Mr. STEVENS, Mr. LAUTENBERG, Mr. BYRD, Ms. MIKULSKI, Mr. REID, Mr. KOHL, Mrs. MURRAY, and Mr. INOUYE, to be the conferees on the part of the Senate.

197.5 SENATE BILLS REFERRED

Bills of the Senate of the following titles were taken from the Speaker's table and, under the rule, referred as follows:

S. 299. An Act to elevate the position of Director of the Indian Health Service within the Department of Health and Human Services to Assistant Secretary for Indian Health, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Resources; in addition to the Committee on Commerce for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

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; to the Committee on Resources; in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned; in addition to the Committee on Commerce for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

S. 613. An Act to encourage Indian economic development, to provide for the disclosure of Indian tribal sovereign immunity in contracts involving Indian tribes, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Resources.

S. 614. An Act to provide for regulatory reform in order to encourage investment, business, and economic development with respect to activities conducted on Indian lands; to the Committee on Resources.

S. 944. An Act to amend Public Law 105–188 to provide for the mineral leasing of certain Indian lands in Oklahoma; to the Committee on Resources.

198.3 "MORNING-HOUR DEBATE

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. PETRI, pursuant to the order of the House of Tuesday, January 19, 1999, recognized Members for “morning-hour debate”.

197.10 PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

Under clause 2 of rule XII, public bills and resolutions of the following titles were introduced and severally referred, as follows:

By Mr. ROHRABACHER (for himself,

Mr. JONES of North Carolina, Mr.
COOKSEY, Mr. NORWOOD, Mr. LEWIS of
Kentucky, Mr. HUNTER, Mr. TIAHRT,
Mr. HAYES, Mr. SAM JOHNSON of
Texas, Mr. GOODLATTE, Mrs. EMER-
SON, Mr. BURTON of Indiana, Mr.
WELDON of Florida, Mrs. BIGGERT,
Mr. MANZULLO, Mr. TRAFICANT, Mr.
WELDON of Pennsylvania, Mr. PETER-
SON of Minnesota, Mr. MCINTOSH, Mr.
WICKER, Mr. CUNNINGHAM, Mr.
SWEENEY, Mrs. CHENOWETH, Mr.
DEMINT, Mr. TANCREDO, and Mr.

STEARNS): (H. Con. Res. 186). A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress regarding a continued United States security presence in the Panama Canal Zone and a review of the contract bidding process for the Balboa and Cristobal canal ports; which was referred to the Committee on International Relations.

198.4 RECESS—12:56 P.M.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. PETRI, pursuant to clause 12 of rule I, declared the House in recess at 12 o'clock 56 minutes p.m. until 2 o'clock p.m.

198.5 AFTER RECESS—2 P.M.

The SPEAKER called the House to order.

(98.6 APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL

The SPEAKER announced he had examined and approved the Journal of the proceedings of Friday, September 17, 1999.

Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal was approved.

197.11 ADDITIONAL SPONSORS

Under clause 7 of rule XII, sponsors were added to public bills and resolutions as follows:

H.R. 363: Mr. RODRIGUEZ.
H.R. 728: Mr. BLILEY.
H.R. 1248: Mr. LARSON.
H.R. 1484: Mr. DAVIS of Illinois.

H. Res. 292: Mr. ROHRABACHER, Mr. BERMAN, Mr. BLAGOJEVICH, Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts, and Mrs. LOWEY.

(97.6 ENROLLED BILL SIGNED

The SPEAKER announced his signature to an enrolled bill of the Senate of the following title:

S. 380. An Act to reauthorize the Congressional Award Act.

198.7 COMMUNICATIONS Executive and

and other

other communications, pursuant to clause 2, rule XIV, were referred as follows:

4263. A letter from the Administrator, Food Safety and Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule-Use of Soy Protein Concentrate, Modified Food Starch, and Carrageenan as Binders in Certain Meat Products [Docket No. 94–015N] (RIN: 0583-AB82) received August 20, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Agriculture.

4264. A letter from the Administrator, Food and Consumer Service, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule-Food Stamp Program: Electronic

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Benefit Transfer Benefit Adjustments [Amdt No. 378] (RIN: 0584-AC61) received September 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Agriculture.

4265. A letter from the Congressional Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule-High-Temperature Forced-Air Treatments for Citrus (Docket No. 96-0694] received September 7, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Agriculture.

4266. A letter from the Administrator, Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule-1998-Crop Peanuts, National Poundage Quota, National Average Price Support Level For Quota and Additional Peanuts, and Minimum Commodity Credit Corporation Export Edible Sales Price for Additional Peanuts (RIN: 0560-AF 81) received September 7, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Agriculture.

4267. A letter from the Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule-Vidalia Onions Grown in Georgia; Fiscal Period Change [Docket No. FV99-955– 1 IFR] received September 7, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Agriculture.

4268. A letter from the Director, Office of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule-Pyridate; Pesticide Tolerances for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300905; FRL-6094-7] (RIN: 2070-AB78) received August 18, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Agriculture.

4269. A letter from the Director, Office of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule-Desmedipham; Extension of Tolerances for Emergency Exemption [OPP-300908; FRL-6096–7] (RIN: 2070 AB78) received August 18, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Agriculture.

4270. A letter from the Director, Office of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule—Carfentrazoneethyl; Extension of Tolerances for Emergency Exemption [OPP-300912; FRL-6097-8) (RIN: 2070-AB78) received August 18, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Agriculture.

4271. A letter from the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Farm Credit Administration, transmitting the Administration's final rule-Funding and Fiscal, Loan Policies and Operations; FCB Assistance to Associations (RIN: 3052-AB80) received September 9, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Agriculture.

4272. A letter from the the Comptroller General, the General Accounting Office, transmitting a report of a deferral of budget authority, pursuant to 2 U.S.C. 686(a); (H. Doc. No. 106-126); to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed.

4273. A letter from the the Director, the Office of Management and Budget, transmitting a request to make available emergency appropriations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Small Business Administration for the needs of the victims of Hurricane Floyd; (H. Doc. No. 106-125); to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed.

4274. A communication from the President of the United States, transmitting a notification of an appropriation of budget authority for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Disaster relief program; (H. Doc. No. 106-124); to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed.

4275. A letter from the Department of Defense, transmitting notification that the Commander of Air Combat Command is initiating a multi-function cost comparison of the base operating support functions at Beale Air Force Base (AFB), California, pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2304 nt.; to the Committee on Armed Services.

4276. A letter from the Under Secretary of Defense, Personnel and Readiness, Department of Defense, transmitting a Plan For Full Utilization of Military Technicians (Dual Status) On and After September 30, 2007; to the Committee on Armed Services.

4277. A letter from the Director, Defense Procurement, Department of Defense, transmitting the Department's final rule-Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Manufacturing Technology Program [DFARS Case 98-D306] received September 13, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Armed Services.

4278. A letter from the Department of Defense, Acquisition and Technology, transmitting a report to Congress entitled “DoD Demonstration Program to Improve the Quality of Personal Property Shipments of Members of the Armed Forces”; to the Committee on Armed Services.

4279. A letter from the Secretary of Defense, transmitting the approved retirement of Admiral J. Paul Reason, United States Navy, and his advancement to the grade of admiral on the retired list; to the Committee on Armed Services.

4280. A letter from the Deputy Congressional Liaison, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, transmitting the Board's final rule-Credit by Brokers and Dealers (Regulation T); List of Foreign Margin Stocks—received August 27, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Banking and Financial Services.

4281. A letter from the Acting Assistant, Secretary, Department of Education, transmitting Final Regulations-Projects With Industry, pursuant to 20 U.S.C. 1232(f); to the Committee on Education and the Workforce.

4282. A letter from the Director, Corporate Policy and Research Department, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, transmitting the Corporation's final rule—Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Valuing Benefits-received September 13, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Education and the Workforce.

4283. A letter from the Secretary of Health and Human Services, transmitting the 1999 report of Health, United States, compiled by the National Center for Health Statistics, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 242m(a)(2)(D); to the Committee on Commerce.

4284. A letter from the Director, Regulations Policy and Management Staff, FDA, Department of Health and Human Services, transmitting the Department's final ruleSubstantial Evidence of Effectiveness of New Animal Drugs [Docket No. 97N-0435] received September 7, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4285. A letter from the Director, Regulations Policy and Management Staff, FDA, Department of Health and Human Services, transmitting the Department's final ruleIndirect Food Additives: Paper and Paperboard Components (Docket No. 96F-0145] received September 7, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4286. A letter from the Director, Regulations Policy and Management Staff, FDA, Department of Health and Human Services, transmitting the Department's final rule Indirect Food Additives: Paper and Paperboard Components [Docket No. 98F-0871] received September 7, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4287. A letter from the Director, Regulations Policy and Management Staff, FDA, Department of Health and Human Services, transmitting the Department's final rule Indirect Food Additives: Adjuvants, Production Aids, and Sanitizers [Docket No. 91F0399] received September 7, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4288. A letter from the Director, Regulations Policy and Management Staff, FDA, Department of Health and Human Services, transmitting the Department's final ruleIndirect Food Additives: Adjuvants, Production Aids, Sanitizers [Docket No. 99F-0459] received September 7, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4289. A letter from the Director, Regulations Policy and Management Staff, FDA, Department of Health and Human Services, transmitting the Department's final ruleIndirect Food Additives: Polymers [Docket No. 89F-0338] received September 7, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4290. A letter from the Director, Regulations Policy and Management Staff, Department of Health and Human Services, FDA, transmitting the Department's final rule Secondary Direct Food Additives Permitted in Food for Human Consumption [Docket No. 99F-0299] received September 15, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4291. A letter from the Director, Office of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule-North Carolina: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision [FRL6427–2] received August 18, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4292. A letter from the Director, Office of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule—Clean Air Act Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plan Revision for North Dakota; Revisions to the Air Pollution Control Rules; Delegation of Authority for New Source Performance Standards [ND-0010006a; FRL-6426-5] received August 24, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4293. A letter from the Director, Office of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plans; California [CA-81-167; FRL-6427–4] received August 24, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4294. A letter from the Director, Office of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule-Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; California State Implementation Plan Revision, South Coast Air Quality Management District, Ventura County Air Pollution Control District [CA 224-0166a; FRL-6425–5] received August 24, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4295. A letter from the Director, Office of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; California State Implementation Plan Revision, South Coast Air Quality Management District (CA 217-0170a; FRL-6423–1] received August 24, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4296. A letter from the Director, Office of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule-Approval and

Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Massachusetts; Reasonably Available Control Technology for Major Stationary Sources of Nitrogen Oxides and Nitrogen Oxide Requirements at Municipal Waste Combustors [MA-35-1-6659a; A-1-FRL64254] received August 24, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4297. A letter from the Director, Office of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule-Acquisition Regulation: Contracting by Negotiation [FRL-6428-3] received August 24, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4298. A letter from the Director, Office of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule-Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; New Hampshire General Conformity [NH039–7166a; A-1-FRL-6416-2] received August 11, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4299. A letter from the Director, Office of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule-Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; California State Implementation Plan Revision, South Coast Air Quality Management District [CA 207-156; FRL-64094] received August 11, 1999, pursuant

pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4300. A letter from the Director, Office of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule-Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Wisconsin (W1191-01-7322a; FRL-6414-7) received August 11, 1999,

pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4301. A letter from the Director, Office of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule-National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Halogenated Solvent Cleaning [AD-FRL6419_9] received August 11, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4302. A letter from the Director, Office of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule-Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plan; Connecticut; Approval of National Low Emission Vehicle Program (R1-052– 7211a; A-1-FRL-6417–5] received August 11, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4303. A letter from the Director, Office of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule-National Priorities List for Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Sites [FRL-6439–7] received September 13, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4304. A letter from the Director, Office of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule—Tennessee: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision (FRL6437-9] received September 10, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4305. A letter from the Director, Office of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule—Notice of Direct Final Rule Revisions to Emissions Budgets Set Forth in EPA's Finding of Significant Contribution and Rulemaking for Purposes of Reducing Regional Transport of Ozone for the States of Connecticut, Massa

chusetts and Rhode Island [FRL-6437–3] received September 10, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4306. A letter from the Director, Office of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule-National Primary Drinking Water Regulation: Consumer Confidence Reports; Correction (FRL-6437–6] received September 10, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4307. A letter from the Chief, Mass Media Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, transmitting the Commission's final rule—Amendment of Section 73.202(b), Table of Allotments, FM Broadcast Stations. (Cherry Valley and Cotton Plant, Arkansas) [MM Docket No. 98–223; RM–9340; RM-9481; RM-9482] received September 7, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4308. A letter from the Chief, Mass Media Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, transmitting the Commission's final rule—Amendment of Section 73.202(b) Table of Allotments, FM Broadcast Stations. (Oraibi and Leupp, Arizona) [MM Docket No. 98-179; RM-9344] received September 7, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4309. A letter from the Chief, Mass Media Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, transmitting the Commission's final rule-Amendment of Section 73.202(b), Table of Allotments, FM Broadcast Stations. (Kensett, Arkansas; Somerton, Arizona; Augusta, Kansas; Wellton, Arizona; Center, Colorado; La Veta, Colorado; Walsenburg, Colorado; Taft, California; Cimarron, Kansas) [MM Docket No. 99-99, RM-9484; MM Docket No. 99-100, RM-9491; MM Docket 99-101, RM9494; MM Docket No. 99–102, MM–9495; MM Docket No. 99-105, RM-9508; MM Docket 99 107, RM-9510; MM Docket No. 99–109, RM9512; MM Docket No. 99-111, RM-9539; MM Docket No. 99–113, RM-9544] Received September 7, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4310. A letter from the Director, Office of the Congressional Affairs, Office of the State Programs, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, transmitting the Commission's final ruleState of Ohio: Discontinuance of Certain Commission Regulatory Authority Within the State-received September 3, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4311. A letter from the Director, Office of Congressional Affairs, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, transmitting the Commission's final rule-Requirements for Those Who Posses Certain Industrial Devices Containing Byproduct Material to Provide Requested Information (RIN: 3150-AG06) received September 3, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4312. A letter from the Director, Office of Congressional Affairs, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, transmitting the Commission's final rule-List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: (HI-STAR 100) Addition (RIN: 3150-AG17) received September 9, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4313. A letter from the Assistant Legal Adviser for Treaty Affairs, Department of State, transmitting Copies of international agreements, other than treaties, entered into by the United States, pursuant to 1 U.S.C. 112b(a); to the Committee on International Relations.

4314. A letter from the Assistant Secretary, Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting a biographical sketch of potential nominee of Ambassador to the People's Republic of China; to the Committee on International Relations.

4315. A letter from the Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting the Report on Religious Freedom; to the Committee on International Relations.

4316. A letter from the Chairman, Council of the District of Columbia, transmitting a copy of D.C. Act 13–132 "Closing of a Public Alley in Square 454, and Square 455, S.O. 98– 194, Act of 1999" received September 3, 1999, pursuant to D.C. Code section 1-233(C)(1); to the Committee on Government Reform.

4317. A letter from the Executive Director, District of Columbia Retirement Board, transmitting the personal financial disclosure statements of Board members, pursuant to D.C. Code section 1–732 and 1–734(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Government Reform.

4318. A letter from the Executive Director, District of Columbia Retirement Board, transmitting the personal financial disclosure statements of Board members, pursuant to D.C. Code section 1–732 and 1734(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Government Reform.

4319. A letter from the General Counsel, Executive Office of the President, transmitting the reports on vacancies in Senate confirmed positions; to the Committee on Government Reform.

4320. A letter from the Comptroller General, General Accounting Office, transmitting the Research Notification System Report through August 3, 1999; to the Committee on Government Reform.

4321. A letter from the Deputy Director, Office of General Counsel and Legal Policy, Office of Government Ethics, transmitting the Office's final rule-Revisions to the Public Financial Disclosure Gifts Waiver Provision (RIN: 3209-AA00) received September 9, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Government Reform.

4322. A letter from the Deputy Associate Director for Royalty Management, Department of the Interior, transmitting notification of proposed refunds of offshore lease revenues where a refund or recoupment is appropriate, pursuant to 43 U.S.C. 1339(b); to the Committee on Resources.

4323. A letter from the Director, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, transmitting the Department's final ruleEndangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants: Threatened Status for Lake Erie Water Snakes (Nerodia sipedon insularum) on the Offshore Islands of Western Lake Erie (RIN: 1018-AC09) received August 25, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Resources.

4324. A letter from the Deputy Assistant Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, transmitting the Administration's final rule—General Grant Administration Terms and Conditions of the Coastal Ocean Program [Docket No. 990713192-9192-01; I.D. No. 080399-D] (RIN: 0648-ZA67) received September 13, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Resources.

4325. A letter from the Deputy Assistant Administrator, National Ocean Service, Estuarine Reserves Division, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, transmitting the Administration's final rule-Graduate Research Fellowships in the National Estuarine Research Reserve System for FY 2000 (RIN: 0648-ZA66) received September 8, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Resources.

4326. A letter from the Director, Bureau of Justice Assistance, transmitting a report of the Bureau of Justice Assistance entitled, "Fiscal Year 1998 Annual Report to Congress,” pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 3789e; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

4327. A letter from the Assistant General Counsel for Regulations, Department of Housing and Urban Development, transmit

ting the Department's Final Rule-Fair Department's final rule-Airworthiness Di ceived September 10, 1999, pursuant to 5 Housing Complaint Processing; Plain Lan rectives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9–10, U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on guage Revision and Reorganization [Docket -20, -30, 40, and -50 Series Airplanes, and C Ways and Means. No. FR-4433-F-02] (RIN: 2529-AA86) received 9 (Military) Airplanes [Docket No. 97-NM-49 4347. A letter from the Chief, Regulations September 15, 1999; to the Committee on the AD; Amendment 39–11224; AD 99–15–05] (RIN: Unit, Internal Revenue Service, transmitting Judiciary. 2120-AA64) received September 14, 1999, pur

the Service's final rule-Sports Franchises4328. A letter from the Acting Director, Of suant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Com received September 13, 1999, pursuant to 5 fice of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, mittee on Transportation and Infrastruc U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Department of Housing and Urban Develop ture.

Ways and Means. ment, transmitting the Department's final 4338. A letter from the Program Analyst, 4348. A letter from the Chief, Regulations rule—Debt Collection (RIN: 2550-AA07) re Office of the Chief Counsel, FAA, Depart Unit, Internal Revenue Service, transmitting ceived September 13, 1999, pursuant to 5 ment of Transportation, transmitting the the Service's final rule-Section 7702 Closing U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on the Department's final rule-Amendment to Agreements [Notice 99–47] received SepJudiciary.

Class E Airspace; Kansas City, MO [Airspace tember 7, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 4329. A letter from the Assistant General Docket No. 98-ACE-34] received September 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Ways and Counsel for Regulations, Department of 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to Means. Housing and Urban Development, transmit the Committee on Transportation and Infra 4349. A letter from the Chief, Regulations ting the Department's final rule-Compli structure.

Unit, Internal Revenue Service, transmitting ance Procedures for Affirmative Fair Hous 4339. A letter from the Program Analyst, the Service's final rule—1999 Section 43 Ining Marketing; Nomenclature Change; Final Office of the Chief Counsel, FAA, Depart flation Adjustment [Notice 99_45] received Rule (RIN: 2529-AA87) received August 24, ment of Transportation, transmitting the September 13, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the

Department's final rule—Amendment to 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Ways and Committee on the Judiciary.

Class E Airspace; Sikeston, MO [Airspace Means. 4330. A letter from the Counsel, National Docket No. 99-ACE-43] received September Tropical Botanical Garden, transmitting the 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to 198.8 COMMUNICATION FROM THE annual audit report of the National Tropical the Committee on Transportation and Infra

CLERK—MESSAGE FROM THE Botanical Garden, Calendar Year 1998, pursu structure.

PRESIDENT ant to Public Law 88–449, section 10(b) (78 4340. A letter from the Program Analyst, Stat. 498); to the Committee on the Judici Office of the Chief Counsel, FAA, Depart

The SPEAKER laid before the House ary. ment of Transportation, transmitting the

a communication, which was read as 4331. A letter from the Director, Office of Department's final rule—Modification of the follows: General Counsel & Legal Policy, Office of Orlando Class B Airspace Area, Orlando, FL;

OFFICE OF THE CLERK, Government Ethics, transmitting the De and Modification of the Orlando Sanford Air

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, partment's final rule—Civil Monetary port Class D Airspace Area, Sanford, FL

Washington, DC, September 20, 1999. Penalities Inflation Adjustments for Ethics [Airspace Docket No. 95–AWA-4] (RIN: 2120 Hon. J. DENNIS HASTERT, in Government Act Violations (RIN: 3209– AA66) received September 14, 1999, pursuant The Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives, AA00 and 3209-AA13) received August 24, 1999, to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Washington, DC. pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Com Transportation and Infrastructure.

DEAR MR. SPEAKER: Pursuant to the permittee on the Judiciary.

4341. A letter from the Program Analyst, mission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of 4332. A letter from the Director, Office of Office of the Chief Counsel, FAA, Depart

the Rules of the U.S. House of RepresentaGeneral Counsel and Legal Policy, Office of ment of Transportation, transmitting the

tives, I have the honor to transmit a sealed Government Ethics, transmitting the Of Department's final rule—Amendment to

envelope received from the White House on fice's final rule-Post-Employment Conflict Class E Airspace; Malden, MO [Airspace

September 16, 1999 at 3:10 p.m. and said to of Interest Restrictions; Revision of Depart Docket No. 99-ACE-42] received September

contain a message from the President wheremental Component Designations (RIN: 3209– 14, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to

by he transmits to the Congress proposed AA07) received August 25, 1999, pursuant to 5 the Committee on Transportation and Infra legislation entitled, the "Cyberspace ElecU.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on the structure.

tronic Security Act of 1999.” Judiciary.

4342. A letter from the Program Analyst,

With best wishes, I am 4333. A letter from the Attorney Advisor, Office of the Chief Counsel, FAA, Depart

Sincerely, Office of the Chief Counsel, FHA, Depart ment of Transportation, transmitting the

JEFF TRANDAHL. ment of Transportation, transmitting the Department's final rule—Standard InstruDepartment's final rule-Truck Size and ment Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous (98.9 CYBERSPACE ELECTRONIC Weight; Definitions; Nondivisible [FHWA Amendments [Docket No. 29733; Amendment

SECURITY Docket No. FHWA-98–4326] (RIN: 2125-AE43) No. 1948] received September 14, 1999, pursureceived September 9, 1999, pursuant to 5 ant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee

The Clerk then read the message U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on on Transportation and Infrastructure.

from the President, as follows: Transportation and Infrastructure.

4343. A letter from the General Counsel,

To the Congress of the United States: 4334. A letter from the Attorney, Research Federal Emergency Management Agency,

I am pleased to transmit for your and Special Programs Administration, De transmitting the Agency's final rule-Exten

early consideration and speedy enactpartment of Transportation, transmitting sions of Application Period for Temporary the Department's final rule-Research and Housing Assistance (RIN: 3067-AC82) received

ment a legislative proposal entitled the Special Programs Administration [Docket September 8, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C.

“Cyberspace Electronic Security Act of No. RSPA-98–4185 (HM-215C)] (RIN: 2137– 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Transpor

1999” (CESA). Also transmitted hereAD15) received August 16, 1999, pursuant to 5 tation and Infrastructure.

with is a section-by-section analysis. U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on 4344. A letter from the General Counsel, There is little question that conTransportation and Infrastructure. Federal Emergency Management Agent,

tinuing advances in technology are 4335. A letter from the Program Analyst, transmitting the Agency's final rule—Dis

changing forever the way in which peoOffice of the Chief Counsel, FAA, Depart aster Assistance; Factors Considered When

ple live, the way they communicate ment of Transportation, transmitting the Evaluating a Governor's Request for a Major Department's final rule-Airworthiness Di Disaster Declaration (RIN: 3067-AC94) re

with each other, and the manner in rectives; Boeing Model 727 Series Airplanes ceived September 9, 1999, pursuant to 5

which they work and conduct com[Docket No. 97-NM-03-AD; Amendment 39 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on merce. In just a few years, the Internet 11271; AD 99-18-05] (RIN: 2120-AA64) received Transportation and Infrastructure.

has shown the world a glimpse of what September 3, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 4345. A letter from the Associate Adminis is attainable in the information age. As 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Transpor trator for Procurement, National Aero

a result, the demand for more and bettation and Infrastructure. nautics and Space Administration, transmit

ter access to information and elec4336. A letter from the Program Analyst, ting the Administration's final rule-ImpleOffice of the Chief Counsel, FAA, Depart

tronic commerce continues to growmenting Foreign Proposals to NASA Rement of Transportation, transmitting the search Announcements on a No-Exchange-of

among not just individuals and conDepartment's final rule-Airworthiness Di Funds Basis-received September 7, 1999, sumers, but also among financial, medrectives; Cessna Aircraft Company Model pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Com ical, and educational institutions, 172R Airplanes [Docket No. 99-CE-55–AD; mittee on Science.

manufacturers and merchants, and Amendment 39–11280; AD 99–18–14] (RIN: 2120– 4346. A letter from the Acting Assistant

State and local governments. This inAA64) received September 3, 1999, pursuant Secretary for Import Administration, De

creased reliance on information and to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on partment of Commerce, International Trade

communications raises important priTransportation and Infrastructure.

Commission, transmitting the Department's 4337. A letter from the Program Analyst, final rule—Regulation Concerning Prelimi

vacy issues because Americans want Office of the Chief Counsel, FAA, Depart nary Critical Circumstances Findings [Dock assurance that their sensitive personal ment of Transportation, transmitting the et No. 9908128228–9228–01] (RIN: 0625-AA56) re and business information is protected

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A motion to reconsider the vote whereby the rules were suspended and said bill, as amended, was passed was, by unanimous consent, laid on the table.

Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate in said bill.

from unauthorized access as it resides on and traverses national and international communications networks. For Americans to trust this new electronic environment, and for the promise of electronic commerce and the global information infrastructure to be fully realized, information

information systems must provide methods to protect the data and communications of legitimate users. Encryption can address this need because encryption can be used to protect the confidentiality of both stored data and communications. Therefore, my Administration continues to support the development, adoption, and use of robust encryption by legitimate users.

At the same time, however, the same encryption products that help facilitate confidential communications between law-abiding citizens also pose a significant and undeniable public safety risk when used to facilitate and mask illegal and criminal activity. Although cryptography has many legitimate and important uses, it is also increasingly used as a means to promote criminal activity, such as drug trafficking, terrorism, white collar crime, and the distribution of child pornography.

The advent and eventual widespread use of encryption poses significant and heretofore unseen challenges to law enforcement and public safety. Under existing statutory

statutory and constitutional law, law enforcement is provided with different means to collect evidence of illegal activity in such forms as communications or stored data on computers. These means are rendered wholly insufficient when encryption is utilized to scramble the information in such a manner that law enforcement, acting pursuant to lawful authority, cannot decipher the evidence in a timely manner, if at all. In the context of law enforcement operations, time is of the essence and may mean the difference between success and catastrophic failure.

A sound and effective public policy must support the development and use of encryption for legitimate purposes but allow access to plain text by law enforcement when encryption is utilized by criminals. This requires an approach that properly balances critical privacy interests with the need to preserve public safety. As is explained more fully in the sectional analysis that accompanies this proposed legislation, the CESA provides such a balance by simultaneously creating significant new privacy protections for lawful users of encryption, while assisting law enforcement's efforts to preserve existing and constitutionally supported means of responding to criminal activity.

The CESA establishes limitations on government use and disclosure of decryption keys obtained by court process and provides special protections for decryption keys stored with third party “recovery agents.” CESA authorizes a recovery agent to disclose stored recovery information to the gov

ernment, or to use stored recovery information on behalf of the government, in a narrow range of circumstances (e.g., pursuant to a search warrant or in accordance with a court order under the Act). In addition, CESA would authorize appropriations for the Technical Support Center in the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which will serve as a centralized technical resource for Federal, State, and local law enforcement in responding to the increasing use of encryption by criminals.

I look forward to working with the Congress on this important national issue.

WILLIAM J. CLINTON. THE WHITE HOUSE, September 16, 1999.

The message, together with the accompanying papers, was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on Government Reform and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 106–123). 198.10 VETERANS' MILLENNIUM HEALTH

CARE Mr. STUMP moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 2116) to amend title 38, United States Code, to establish a program of extended care services for veterans and to make other improvements in health care programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs; as amended.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. CALVERT, recognized Mr. STUMP and Mr. REYES, each for 20 minutes.

After debate,
The question being put, viva voce,

Will the House suspend the rules and pass said bill, as amended?

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. CALVERT, announced that two-thirds of the Members present had voted in the affirmative.

Mrs. KELLY demanded that the vote be taken by the yeas and nays, which demand was supported by one-fifth of the Members present, so the yeas and nays were ordered.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. CALVERT, pursuant to clause 8, rule XX, announced that further

proceedings on the motion were postponed. 198.11 NATIONAL HISTORIC

PRESERVATION FUND Mr. HEFLEY moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 834) to extend the authorization for the National Historic Preservation Fund, and for other purposes; as amended.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. CALVERT, recognized Mr. HEFLEY and Mr. ROMERO-BARCELO, each for 20 minutes.

After debate,
The question being put, viva voce,

Will the House suspend the rules and pass said bill, as amended?

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. CALVERT, announced that two-thirds of the Members present had voted in the affirmative.

So, two-thirds of the Members present having voted in favor thereof, the rules were suspended and said bill, as amended, was passed.

198.12 NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARIES

Mr. SAXTON moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 1243) to reauthorize the National Marine Sanctuaries Act; as amended.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. CALVERT, recognized Mr. SAXTON and Mr. FALEOMAVAEGA, each for 20 minutes.

After debate,
The question being put, viva voce,

Will the House suspend the rules and pass said bill, as amended?

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. CALVERT, announced that two-thirds of the Members present had voted in the affirmative.

So, two-thirds of the Members present having voted in favor thereof, the rules were suspended and said bill, as amended, was passed.

By unanimous consent, the title was amended so as to read: "An Act to reauthorize and amend the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, and for other purposes.").

A motion to reconsider the votes whereby the rules were suspended and said bill, as amended, was passed and the title was amended was, by unanimous consent, laid on the table.

Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate in said bill.

198.13 COASTAL BARRIER RESOURCES

Mr. SAXTON moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 1431) to reauthorize and amend the Coastal Barrier Resources Act; as amended.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. CALVERT, recognized Mr. SAXTON and Mr. FALEOMAVAEGA, each for 20 minutes.

After debate,
The question being put, viva voce,

Will the House suspend the rules and pass said bill, as amended?

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. CALVERT, announced that two-thirds of the Members present had voted in the affirmative.

Mr. BLUMENAUER demanded that the vote be taken by the yeas and nays, which demand was supported by onefifth of the Members present, so the yeas and nays were ordered.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. CALVERT, pursuant to clause 8, rule XX, announced that further proceedings on the motion were postponed.

198.14 CONVEY CERTAIN NATIONAL

FOREST LANDS TO ELKO COUNTY,

NEVADA Mr. SHERWOOD moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 1231) to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to convey certain National Forest lands to Elko County, Nevada, for continued use as a cemetery; as amended.

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