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(102.5 AFTER RECESS—2 P.M.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mrs. BIGGERT, called the House to order.

(102.6 APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mrs. BIGGERT, announced she had examined and approved the Journal of the proceedings of Friday, September 24, 1999.

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

(102.7 COMMUNICATIONS

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

4475. A letter from the Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule—Milk in the Central Arizona Marketing Area; Suspension of Certain Provisions of the Order [DA-99-05) received September 22, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Agriculture.

4476. A letter from the Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule-Tart Cherries Grown in the States of Michigan, et al.; Revision of the Sampling Techniques for Whole Block and Partial Block Diversions and Increasing the Number of Partial Block Diversions Per Season for Tart Cherries [Docket No. FV99-930– 2 FIR] received September 22, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Agriculture.

4477. A letter from the Manager, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule—General Administrative Regulations; Submission of Policies and Provisions of Policies, and Rates of Premium (RIN: 0563-AB15) received September 22, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Agriculture.

4478. A letter from the Acting Assistant Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the annual report on conditional registration of pesticides for 1997 and 1998, pursuant to 7 U.S.C. 136w-4; to the Committee on Agriculture.

4479. A letter from the Director, Office of Management and Budget, transmitting the OMB Sequestration Update Report to the President and Congress for Fiscal Year 2000, pursuant to Public Law 101-508, section 13101(a) (104 Stat. 1388–587); to the Committee on Appropriations.

4480. A letter from the Office of the Under Secretary, Department of the Navy, Department of Defense, transmitting notification of the Department's decision to study certain functions performed by military and civilian personnel in the Deparmtnet of the Navy (DON) for possible performance by private contractors, pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2304 nt.; to the Committee on Armed Services.

4481. A letter from the Senior Civilian Official, Department of Defense, transmitting a Plan for Development of an Enhanced Global Positioning System: A Report To Congress July 1999; to the Committee on Armed Services.

4482. A letter from the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense, transmitting the TRICARE Prime Remote Report to Congress; to the Committee on Armed Services.

4483. A letter from the The Under Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense, transmitting a Report Regarding Use of Tagging Systems to Indentify Hydrocarbon Fuels Used by the Department of Defense; to the Committee on Armed Services.

4484. A letter from the Secretary, Department of the Treasury, transmitting a Report on the Audited Fiscal Years 1998 and 1997 Financial Statements of the United States Mint (OIG-99-078]; to the Committee on Banking and Financial Services.

4485. A letter from the Assistant General Counsel for Regulations, Office of the Secretary-Office of Lead Hazard Control, Department of Housing and Urban Development, transmitting the Department's final rule-Requirements for Notification, Evaluation and Reduction of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Federally Owned Residential Property and Housing Receiving Federal Assistance (RIN: 2501-AB57) received September 15, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Banking and Financial Services.

4486. A letter from the Assistant General Counsel for Regulations, Department of Housing and Urban Development, transmitting the Department's final rule-Section 8 Tenant-Based Assistance Programs Statutory Merger of Section 8 Certificate and Voucher Programs; Correction [Docket No. FR-4428-C-03] (RIN: 2577-AB91) received September 15, 1999, pursuant to

pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Banking and Financial Services.

4487. A letter from the Assistant General Counsel for Regulations, Department of Housing and Urban Development, transmitting the Department's final rule-Public Housing Agency Plans; Change in Plan Submission Dates [Docket No. FR-4420-F-04) (RIN: 2577-AB89) received September 22, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Banking and Financial Services.

4488. A letter from the President and Chairman, Export-Import Bank of the United States, transmitting a report involving U.S. exports to India, pursuant to 12 U.S.C. 635(b)(3)(i); to the Committee on Banking and Financial Services.

4489. A letter from the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, transmitting the FY 1996 Community Services Block Grant Statistical Report; to the Committee on Education and the Workforce.

4490. A letter from the Secretary, Department of the Treasury, transmitting an annual report to the President and to the Congress on the audit of the Telecommunications Development Fund, pursuant to 47 U.S.C. 614; to the Committee on Commerce.

4491. A letter from the Assistant General Counsel for Regulatory Law, Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety and Health, Department of Energy, transmitting the Department's final rule-Internal Dosimetry Program Guide [DOE G. 441.1–3] received August 10, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4492. A letter from the Assistant General Counsel for Regulatory Law, Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety and Health, Department of Energy, transmitting the Department's final rule—Radiation Safety Training Guide [DOE G 441.1-12] received August

10,
1999, pursuant

to

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

4493. 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; Connecticut; Nitrogen Oxides Budget and Allowance Trading Program (CT053-7212a; A-1-FRL-6443-1] received September 22, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4494. 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 (Oceanside and Encinitas, California) [MM Docket No. 99-170 RM-9545] received Sep

tember 21, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4495. 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 (Berlin and North Conway, New Hampshire) [MM Docket No. 97–216 RM-9153] received September 21, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4496. 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 (Dove Creek, Colorado) [MM Docket No. 99–203] (Hazelton, Idaho) [MM Docket No. 99-205 RM-9624] (Flagstaff, Arizona) [MM Docket No. 99,210 RM 9629] (Kootenai, Idaho) [MM Docket No. 99–213 RM–9641] received September 21, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4497. 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 (Elgin, Oregon) [MM Docket No. 99–155 RM9606] received September 21, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4498. A letter from the Chief, Mass Media Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, transmitting the Commission's final rule-Amendment of Section 73.2020(b), Table of Allotments, FM Broadcast Stations (Hamilton City, California) [MM Docket No. 99–182 RM–9585] (Lost Hills, California) (MM Docket No. 99–184 RM–9587] (Maricopa, California) [MM Docket No. 99–185 RM-9588] (Golden Meadow, Louisiana) [MM Docket No. 99–189 RM-9592) received September 21, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4499. A letter from the Chairman, Federal Communications Commission, transmitting the Auction Expenditure Package for Fiscal Year 1998; to the Committee on Commerce.

4500. A letter from the Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, NMFS, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, transmitting the Administration's final rule-Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fisheries; Vessel Monitoring Systems [Docket No. I.D. 071698B] (RIN: 0648–AJ67) received September 22, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4501. A letter from the Chairman, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, transmitting the Annual Report for 1998 of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission; to the Committee on Commerce.

4502. A letter from the Lieutenant General, USA Director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency, transmitting notification concerning the Department of the Army's Proposed Letter(s) of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to Kuwait for defense articles and services (Transmittal No. 99-33), pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 2776(b); to the Committee on International Relations.

4503. A letter from the Lieutenant General, USA Director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency, transmitting notification concerning the Department of the Navy's Proposed Letter(s) of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to Korea for defense articles and services (Transmittal No. 99–29), pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 2776(b); to the Committee on International Relations.

4504. A letter from the Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense, transmitting a copy of Transmittal No. 09-99 requesting Final Authority (RFA) to conclude a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Canada related to the Development, production and Initial Fielding of Military Satellite Communications

(MILSATCOM), pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 2767(f); Committee; to the Committee on the Judici-
to the Committee on International Rela ary.
tions.

4516. A letter from the Program Analyst,
4505. A letter from the Assistant Secretary Office of the Chief Counsel, FAA, Depart-
Legislative Affairs, Department of State, ment of Transportation, transmitting the
transmitting notification of decisions made Department's final rule-Airworthiness Di-
by the President regarding the drawdown of rectives; Teledyne Continental Motors 0-470,
articles and services from the inventory and 10-470, TSIO-470, 10-520, TSIO-520, LTISO-
resources of the Departments of Defense, 520, GTSIO-520, 10–550, TSIO-550, and TSIOL-
State, Justice, the Treasury, and Transpor 550 Series Reciprocating Engines (Docket No.
tation, and military education and training 99-NE-28-AD; Amendment 39–11290, AD 99–19–
from the Department of Defense, to provide 01] (RIN: 2120-AA64) received September 17,
counternarcotics assistance to Colombia, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the
Peru, Ecuador, and Panama, pursuant to 22 Committee on Transportation and Infra-
U.S.C. 2364(a)(1); to the Committee on Inter structure.
national Relations.

4517. A letter from the Secretary, Depart4506. A letter from the Assistant Legal Ad ment of Transportation, transmitting a the viser for Treaty Affairs, Department of annual report titled “Transition to Quieter State, transmitting Copies of international Airplanes”; to the Committee on Transporagreements, other than treaties, entered into tation and Infrastructure. by the United States, pursuant to 1 U.S.C. 4518. A letter from the Secretary, Depart112b(a); to the Committee on International ment of Transportation, transmitting a ReRelations.

port On the Activities of the Commercial 4507. A letter from the Director, Adminis Space Transportation Program for 1998; to trative Office of the United States Courts, the Committee on Science. transmitting the annual report disclosing 4519. A letter from the Chief, Regulations the financial condition of the retirement sys Unit, Internal Revenue Service, transmitting tem for the year ending September 30, 1997, the Service's final rule-October 1999 Applipursuant to 31 U.S.C. 9503(a)(1)(B); to the cable Federal Rates [Revenue Ruling 99–41] Committee on Government Reform.

received September 21, 1999, pursuant to 5 4508. A letter from the Railroad Retire U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on ment Board, transmitting the budget request Ways and Means. for the Office of Inspector General, Railroad 4520. A letter from the Chief, Regulations Retirement Board, for fiscal year 2001, pursu Unit, Internal Revenue Service, transmitting ant to 45 U.S.C. 231f; to the Committee on the Service's final rule-Prohibition of Ex Government Reform.

Parte Communications Between Appeals Of4509. A letter from the Assistant Secretary

ficers and other Internal Revenue Service Policy, Management and Budget, Depart

Employees [Notice 99–50] received September ment of the Interior, transmitting the an 22, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to nual report on royalty management and col

the Committee on Ways and Means. lection activities for Federal and Indian

4521. A letter from the Chief, Regulations mineral leases in FY 1998, pursuant to 30 Unit, Internal Revenue Service, transmitting U.S.C. 237; to the Committee on Resources.

the Service's final rule—Work Opportunity 4510. A letter from the Secretary, Depart and Welfare-to-Work Tax Credits [Notice 99– ment of the Interior, transmitting a report

51] received September 22, 1999, pursuant to 5 on the Operations of Glen Canyon Dam Pur

U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on suant to the Grand Canyon Protection Act of

Ways and Means. 1992: Water Years 1998 and 1999; to the Com

4522. A letter from the Chief, Regulations mittee on Resources.

Unit, Internal Revenue Service, transmitting 4511. A letter from the Director, Office of

the Service's final rule—Housing OpportuniSustainable Fisheries, NMFS, Department of

ties for Persons with Aids [Rev. Rul. 99–39] Commerce, transmitting the Department's

received September 22, 1999, pursuant to 5 final rule-Fisheries of the Exclusive Eco

U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on nomic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Ocean Perch

Ways and Means. in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of

4523. A letter from the Chief, Regulations Alaska (Docket No. 990304062–9062–01; I.D.

Unit, Internal Revenue Service, transmitting 081399B] received September 21, 1999, pursu

the Service's final rule-IRS Adoption Taxant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee

payer Identification Numbers [TD 8839] (RIN: on Resources.

1545-AV08) received September 22, 1999, pur4512. A letter from the Director, Office of

suant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the ComSustainable Fisheries, NMFS, National Oce

mittee on Ways and Means. anic and Atmospheric Administration, trans

4524. A letter from the Chief, Regulations mitting the Administration's final rule

Unit, Internal Revenue Service, transmitting Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone

the Service's final rule_Tax Exempt BOND Off Alaska; Deep-Water Species Fishery by

Administrative Appeal [Rev. Proc. 99–35] reVessels Using Trawl Gear in the Gulf of Alas

ceived September 22, 1999, pursuant to 5 ka (Docket No. 990304062–9060–01; I.D. 081699B]

U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on received September 21, 1999, pursuant to 5

Ways and Means. U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Re

4525. A letter from the Railroad Retiresources.

ment Board, transmitting the Board's budget 4513. A letter from the Acting Assistant

request for fiscal year 2001, pursuant to 45 Secretary of Commerce and Acting Commis

U.S.C. 231f; jointly to the Committees on Apsioner of Patents and Trademarks, Depart

propriations, Transportation and Infrastrucment of Commerce, transmitting the Depart

ture, and Ways and Means. ment's final rule-Trademark Law Treaty Implementation Act Changes [Docket No. (102.8 OVERFLIGHTS OF NATIONAL PARKS 990401084-9227-02] (RIN: 0651-AB00) received August 31, 1999; to the Committee on the Ju

Mr. DUNCAN moved to suspend the diciary.

rules and pass the bill (H.R. 717) to 4514. A letter from the Director, Office of amend title 49, United States Code, to the General Counsel, Office of Personnel regulate overflights of national parks, Management, transmitting the Office's final

and for other purposes; as amended. rule-Voting Rights Program (RIN: 3206

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mrs. A177) received August 11, 1999, pursuant to 5

BIGGERT, recognized Mr.

recognized Mr. DUNCAN U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on the Judiciary.

and Mr. MCGOVERN, each for 20 min4515. A letter from the Executive Director,

utes. Olympic Committee, transmitting the 1998

After debate,
Annual Report of the United States Olympic The question being put, viva voce,

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

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mrs. BIGGERT, 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.

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. (102.9 EUROPEAN COUNCIL NOISE RULE

Mr. DUNCAN moved to suspend the rules and agree to the following concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 187); as amended:

Whereas for more than 50 years, the International Civil Aviation Organization in this resolution referred to as the "ICAO”) has been the single entity vested with authority to establish international noise and emissions standards and, through the ICAO's efforts, aircraft noise has decreased by an average of 40 percent since 1970;

Whereas the ICAO is currently working on an expedited basis on even more stringent international noise standards, taking into account economic reasonableness, technical feasibility, and environmental benefits;

Whereas international noise and emissions standards are critical to maintaining the economic viability of United States aeronautical industries and to obtaining their ongoing commitment to progressively more stringent noise reduction efforts;

Whereas European Council Regulation No. 925/1999, banning certain aircraft meeting the highest internationally recognized

recognized noise standards from flying in Europe, undermines the integrity of the ICAO process and undercuts the likelihood that new Stage 4 aircraft noise standards will be developed;

Whereas while no regional standard is acceptable, European Council Regulation No. 925/1999 is particularly offensive because there is no scientific basis for the regulation and because the regulation has been carefully crafted to protect European aviation interests while imposing arbitrary, substantial, and unfounded cost burdens on United States aeronautical industries;

Whereas the vast majority of aircraft that will be affected by European Council Regulation No. 925/1999 are operated by United States flag carriers; and

Whereas implementation of European Council Regulation No. 925/1999 will result in a loss of jobs in the United States and may cost United States aeronautical industries in excess of $2,000,000,000: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That it is the sense of Congress that

(1) if European Council Regulation No. 925/ 1999 is not rescinded by the European Council at the earliest possible date, the Secretaries of Transportation and State should take all appropriate actions to ensure that a petition regarding the regulation is filed with the International Civil Aviation Organization pursuant to Article 84 of the Chicago Convention; and

(2) the Secretaries of Commerce, State, and Transportation and other appropriate parties should use all reasonable means available to them to ensure that the goal of having the regulation rescinded is achieved.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mrs. BIGGERT, recognized Mr. DUNCAN

After debate,
The question being put, viva voce,

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

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mrs. BIGGERT, 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.

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

on the table.

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

and Mr. MCGOVERN, each for 20 minutes.

After debate,
The question being put, viva voce,

Will the House suspend the rules and agree to said concurrent resolution, as amended?

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

Mr. DUNCAN 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, Mrs. BIGGERT, pursuant to clause 8, rule XX, announced that further proceedings on

on the motion were postponed. (102.10 CENTENNIAL OF FLIGHT

COMMEMORATION TECHNICAL

CORRECTIONS Mr. DUNCAN moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill of the Senate (S. 1072) to make certain technical and other corrections relating to the Centennial of Flight Commemoration Act (36 U.S.C. 143 note; 112 Stat. 3486 et seq.).

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mrs. BIGGERT, recognized Mr. DUNCAN and Mr. MCGOVERN, each for 20 minutes.

After debate,
The question being put, viva voce,

Will the House suspend the rules and pass said bill.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mrs. BIGGERT, 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 was passed.

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

Ordered, That the Clerk notify the Senate thereof.

(102.13 ORDER OF BUSINESS

CONSIDERATION OF THE CONFERENCE

REPORT ON H.R. 2605 On motion of Mr. DREIER, by unanimous consent,

Ordered, That (1) it may be in order at any time on the legislative day of Monday, September 27, 1999, to consider the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 2605) making appropriations for energy and water development for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and for other purposes; (2) that all points of order against the conference report and against its consideration be waived; and (3) that the conference report be considered as read when called up.

resolution to the President of the United States.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mrs. BIGGERT, recognized Mr. GILMAN and Ms. MCKINNEY, each for 20 minutes.

After debate,
The question being put, viva voce,

Will the House suspend the rules and agree to said resolution?

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mrs. BIGGERT, 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 resolution was agreed to.

A motion to reconsider the vote whereby the rules were suspended and said resolution was agreed to was, by unanimous consent, laid on the table. 102.15 HAITI ELECTIONS

Mr. GILMAN moved to suspend the rules and agree to the following concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 140); as amended:

Whereas René Preval was elected president of Haiti on December 17, 1995, and inaugurated on February 7, 1996;

Whereas a political impasse between President Preval and the Haitian Parliament over the past 2 years has stalled democratic development and contributed to the Haitian people's political disillusionment;

Whereas Haiti's economic development is stagnant, living conditions are deplorable, and democratic institutions have yet to become effective;

Whereas Haiti's political leaders propose free, fair, and transparent elections for local and national legislative bodies; and

Whereas Haiti's new independent Provisional Electoral Council has scheduled those elections for November and December 1999: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That the Congress

(1) commends the provisional Electoral Council of Haiti for its decision to hold elections for 19 senate seats, providing for a transparent resolution of the disputed 1997 elections;

(2) urges the Government of Haiti to actively engage in dialogue with all elements of Haitian society to further a self-sustainable democracy;

(3) encourages the Government and all political parties in Haiti to proceed toward conducting free, fair, transparent, and peaceful elections as scheduled, in the presence of domestic and international observers, without pressure or interference;

(4) urges the Clinton Administration and the international community to continue to play a positive role in Haiti's economic and political development;

(5) urges the United Nations to provide appropriate technical support for the elections and to maximize the use of United Nations civilian police monitors of the CIVPOL mission during the election period;

(6) encourages the Clinton Administration and the international community to provide all appropriate assistance for the coming elections;

(7) encourages the Government of Haiti to adopt adequate security measures in preparation for the proposed elections;

(8) urges all elements of Haitian civil society, including the political leaders of Haiti, to publicly renounce violence and promote a climate of security; and

(9) urges the United States and other members of the international community to con

(102.14 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF FOREIGN

SERVICE Mr. GILMAN moved to suspend the rules and agree to the following resolution (H. Res. 168):

Whereas the modern Foreign Service of the United States was established 75 years ago on May 24, 1924, with the enactment of the Rogers Act, Public Law 135 of the 68th Congress;

Whereas today some 10,300 men and women serve in the Foreign Service at home and abroad;

Whereas the diplomatic, consular, communications, trade, development, administrative, security, and other functions the men and women of the Foreign Service of the United States perform are crucial to the United States national interest;

Whereas the men and women of the Foreign Service of the United States, as well as their families, are constantly exposed to danger, even in times of peace, and many have died in the service of their country; and

Whereas it is appropriate to recognize the dedication of the men and women of the Foreign Service of the United States and, in particular, to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting the interests of the United States: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives

(1) recognizes the Foreign Service of the United States and its achievements and contributions of the past 75 years;

(2) honors those members of the Foreign Service of the United States who have given their lives in the line of duty; and

(3) commends the generations of men and women who have served or are presently serving in the Foreign Service for their vital service to the Nation.

SEC. 2. The Clerk of the House of Representatives shall transmit a copy of this

102.11 SUBMISSION OF CONFERENCE

REPORT-H.R. 2605 Mr. YOUNG of Florida submitted a conference report (Rept. No. 106–336) on the bill (H.R. 2605) making appropriations for energy and water development for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and for other purposes; together with a statement thereon, for printing in the Record under the rule. (102.12 SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION

RESEARCH PROGRAM Mrs. KELLY moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 2392) to amend the Small Business Act to extend the authorization for the Small Business Innovation Research Program, and

for other purposes; as amended.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mrs. BIGGERT, recognized Mrs. KELLY and Ms.

MILLENDER-MCDONALD, each for 20 minutes.

demand was supported by one-fifth of the Members present, so the yeas and nays were ordered.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. UPTON, pursuant to clause 8, rule XX, announced that further proceedings on the motion were postponed. 1102.18 MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

A message in writing from the President of the United States was communicated to the House by Mr. Sherman Williams, one of his secretaries.

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

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

Ordered, That the Clerk notify the Senate thereof.

tinue support toward a lasting and committed transition to democracy in Haiti.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mrs. BIGGERT, recognized Mr. GILMAN and Mr. HASTINGS of Florida, each for 20 minutes.

After debate,
The question being put, viva voce,

Will the House suspend the rules and agree to said concurrent resolution, as amended?

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

Mr. GILMAN 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, Mrs. BIGGERT, pursuant to clause 8, rule XX, announced that further proceedings on the motion were postponed. (102.16 MARINE MAMMAL RESCUE

ASSISTANCE Mr. SAXTON moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 1934) to amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to establish the John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grant Program, as amended.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mrs. BIGGERT, recognized Mr. SAXTON and Mr. UDALL of New Mexico, 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. UPTON, 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.

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. (102.17 SAN JUAN COUNTY, NEW MEXICO

Mr. SAXTON moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill of the Senate (S. 293) to direct the Secretaries of Agriculture and Interior to convey certain lands in San Juan County, New Mexico, to San Juan College.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. UPTON, recognized Mr. SAXTON and Mr. UDALL of New Mexico, each for 20 minutes.

After debate,
The question being put, viva voce,

Will the House suspend the rules and pass said bill?

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

Mr. SAXTON demanded that the vote be taken by the yeas and nays, which

(102.19 BLACK CANYON NATIONAL PARK

AND GUNNISON GORGE NATIONAL

CONSERVATION AREA Mr. SAXTON moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill of the Senate (S. 323) to redesignate the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument as a national park and establish the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area, and for other purposes; as amended.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. UPTON, recognized Mr. SAXTON and Mr. UDALL of New Mexico, 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. UPTON, 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.

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 notify the Senate thereof.

(102.22 VIRGIN ISLANDS FISCAL

AUTONOMY Mr. SAXTON moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 2841) to amend the Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands to provide for greater fiscal autonomy consistent with other United States jurisdictions, and for other purposes; as amended.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. UPTON, recognized Mr. SAXTON and Mrs. CHRISTENSEN, 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. UPTON, 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.

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.

(102.20 FURTHER MESSAGE FROM THE

SENATE A further message from the Senate by Mr. Lundregan, one of it clerks, announced that the Senate had passed a bill of the following title, in which the concurrence of the House is requested:

S. 1637. An Act to extend through the end of the current fiscal year certain expiring Federal Aviation Administration authorizations.

(102.21 MINERAL LEASING OF INDIAN

LANDS IN OKLAHOMA Mr. SAXTON moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill of the Senate (S. 944) to amend Public Law 105-188 to provide for the mineral leasing of certain Indian lands in Oklahoma.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. UPTON, recognized Mr. SAXTON and Mrs. CHRISTENSEN, each for 20 minutes.

After debate,
The question being put, viva voce,

Will the House suspend the rules and pass said bill?

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

(102.23 SENIOR CITIZENS HOUSING FOR

21ST CENTURY Mr. BEREUTER moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 202) to restructure the financing for assisted housing for senior citizens and otherwise provide for the preservation of such housing in the 21st Century, and for other purposes; as amended.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. UPTON, recognized Mr. BEREUTER and Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts, 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. UPTON, announced that two-thirds of the Members present had voted in the affirmative.

Mr. LAZIO 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. UPTON, pursuant to clause 5, rule I, announced that further proceedings on the motion were postponed. (102.24 BANKRUPTCY CHAPTER 12 OF

TITLE 11, UNITED STATES CODE Mr. GEKAS moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 2942) to ex

tend for 6 additional months the period for which chapter 12 of title 11 of the United States Code is reenacted; as amended.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. UPTON, recognized Mr. GEKAS and Ms. BALDWIN, 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. UPTON, 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 extend for 3 additional months the period for which chapter 12 of title 11 of the United States Code is enacted."

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. (102.25 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS TRUST

FUND BOARD The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. UPTON, announced that the Speaker, pursuant to section 1 of the act to create a Library of Congress Trust Fund Board (2 United United States Code

Code 154), amended by section 1 of Public Law 102-246, appointed to the Library of Congress Trust Fund Board, Mr. Edwin L. Cox of Dallas, Texas, from private life, on the part of the House, for a five-year term.

Ordered, That the Clerk notify the Senate of the foregoing appointment. (102.26 MESSAGE FROM THE

PRESIDENT-NATIONAL EMERGENCY

WITH RESPECT TO ANGOLA The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. UPTON, laid before the House a message from the President, which was read as follows: To the Congress of the United States

As required by section 401(c) of the National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. 1641(c), and section 204(c) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, 50 U.S.C. 1703(c), I transmit herewith a 6-month periodic report on the national emergency with respect to the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) that was declared in Executive Order 12865 of September 26, 1993.

WILLIAM J. CLINTON. THE WHITE HOUSE, September 27, 1999.

By unanimous consent, the message, together with the accompanying papers, was referred to the Committee on International Relations and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 106–132). (102.27 ENERGY AND WATER

APPROPRIATIONS Mr. PACKARD, pursuant to the order of the House heretofore agreed to,

called up the following conference report (Rept. No. 106-336):

The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendment of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 2605) "making appropriations for energy and water development for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and for other purposes", having met, after full and free conference, have agreed to recommend and do recommend to their respective Houses as follows:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate, and agree to the same with an amendment, as follows:

In lieu of the matter stricken and inserted by said amendment, insert: That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, for energy and water development, and for other purposes, namely:

TITLE I
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE-CIVIL
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

CORPS OF ENGINEERS-CIVIL The following appropriations shall be expended under the direction of the Secretary of the Army and the supervision of the Chief of Engineers for authorized civil functions of the Department of the Army pertaining to rivers and harbors, flood control, beach erosion, and related purposes.

GENERAL INVESTIGATIONS For expenses necessary for the collection and study of basic information pertaining to river and harbor, flood control, shore protection, and related projects, restudy of authorized projects, miscellaneous investigations, and, when authorized by laws, surveys and detailed studies and plans and specifications of projects prior to construction, $161,994,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, is directed to use the remaining unobligated funds appropriated in Public Law 102-377 for the Red River Waterway, Shreveport, Louisiana, to Daingerfield, Texas, project for the feasibility phase of the Red River Navigation, Southwest Arkansas, study.

CONSTRUCTION, GENERAL For the prosecution of river and harbor, flood control, shore protection, and related projects authorized by laws, and detailed studies, and plans and specifications, of projects (including those for development with participation or under consideration for participation by States, local governments, or private groups) authorized or made eligible for selection by law (but such studies shall not constitute a commitment of the Government to construction), $1,400,722,000, to remain available until expended, of which such sums as are necessary for the Federal share of construction costs for facilities under the Dredged Material Disposal Facilities program shall be derived from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, as authorized by Public Law 104– 303; and of which such sums as are necessary pursuant to Public Law 99-662 shall be derived from the Inland Waterways Trust Fund, for one-half of the costs of construction and rehabilitation of inland waterways projects, including rehabilitation costs for the Lock and Dam 25, Mississippi River, Ilinois and Missouri; Lock and Dam 14, Mississippi River, Iowa; Lock and Dam 24, Mississippi River, Illinois and Missouri; and Lock and Dam 3, Mississippi River, Minnesota; London Locks and Dam; Kanawha River, West Virginia; and Lock and Dam 12, Mississippi River, Iowa, projects, and of which funds are provided for the following projects in the amounts specified:

Indianapolis Central Waterfront, Indiana, $8,000,000;

Harlan/Clover Fork including grading and landscaping of the disposal site at the Harlan

floodwall, Pike County, Middlesboro, Martin County, Pike County Tug Forks Tributaries, Bell County, Harlan County, and Town of Martin elements of the Levisa and Tug Forks of the Big Sandy River and Upper Cumberland River project in Kentucky, $14,050,000;

Jackson County, Mississippi, $800,000;
Natchez Bluff, Mississippi, $2,000,000;

Passaic River Streambank Restoration, New Jersey, $6,000,000; and

Upper Mingo County (including Mingo County Tributaries), Lower Mingo County (Kermit), Wayne County, and McDowell County, elements of the Levisa and Tug Forks of the Big Sandy River and Upper Cumberland River project in West Virginia, $4,400,000:

Provided, That no part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall be expended or obligated to begin Phase II on the John Day Drawdown study or to initiate a study of the drawdown of McNary Dam unless authorized by law: Provided further, that the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, may use $1,500,000 of funding appropriated herein to initiate construction of shoreline protection measures at Assateague Island, Maryland, subject to execution of an agreement for reimbursement by the National Park Service: Provided further, that the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, may use Construction, General funding as directed in Public Law 105-62 and Public Law 105–245 to initiate construction of an emergency outlet from Devils Lake, North Dakota, to the Sheyenne River, except that the funds shall not become available unless the Secretary of the Army determines that an emergency (as defined in section 102 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5122)) erists with respect to the emergency need for the outlet and reports to Congress that the construction is technically sound, economically justified, and environmentally acceptable and in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.): Provided further, that the economic justification for the emergency outlet shall be prepared in accordance with the principles and guidelines for economic evaluation as required by regulations and procedures of the Army Corps of Engineers for all flood control projects, and that the economic justification be fully described, including the analysis of the benefits and costs, in the project plan documents: Provided further, That the plans for the emergency outlet shall be reviewed and, to be effective, shall contain assurances provided by the Secretary of State, after consultation with the International Joint Commission, that the project will not violate the requirements or intent of the Treaty Between the United States and Great Britain Relating to Boundary Waters Between the United States and Canada, signed at Washington January 11, 1909 (36 Stat. 2448; TS 548) (commonly known as the "Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909''): Provided further, that the Secretary of the Army shall submit the final plans and other documents for the emergency outlet to Congress: Provided further, That no funds made available under this Act or any other Act for any fiscal year may be used by the Secretary of the Army to carry out the portion of the feasibility study of the Devils Lake Basin, North Dakota, authorized under the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 1993 (Public Law 102377), that addresses the needs of the area for stabilized lake levels through inlet controls, or to otherwise study any facility or carry out any activity that would permit the transfer of water from the Missouri River Basin into Devils Lake. FLOOD CONTROL, MISSISSIPPI RIVER AND TRIBU

TARIES, ARKANSAS, ILLINOIS, KENTUCKY, LOUISIANA, MISSISSIPPI, MISSOURI, AND TENNESSEE

For erpenses necessary for prosecuting work of flood control, and rescue work, repair, restoration, or maintenance of flood control projects threatened or destroyed by flood, as authorized by law (33 U.S.C. 702a and 702g-1), $309,416,000, to remain available until expended.

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