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Berman
Hinojosa

Scarborough
Boucher
Hooley

Stupak
Carson
Jefferson

Taylor (NC)
Chenoweth
Levin

Waxman
Clay

Meeks (NY) Weldon (FL)
Ford
Rush

Wu So the conference report was agreed to.

A motion to reconsider the vote whereby said conference report was agreed to was, by unanimous consent, laid on the table.

Ordered, That the Clerk notify the Senate thereof.

(106.14 ADJOURNMENT OVER

On motion of Mr. PICKERING, by unanimous consent,

Ordered, That when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet on Monday, October 4, 1999, at 12:30 p.m. for “morning-hour debate”.

(106.15 CALENDAR WEDNESDAY BUSINESS

DISPENSED WITH On motion of Mr. PICKERING, by unanimous consent,

Ordered, That business in order for consideration on Wednesday, October 6, 1999, under clause 7, rule XV, the Calendar Wednesday rule, be dispensed with.

(106.16 LEAVE OF ABSENCE

By unanimous consent, leave of absence was granted

To Ms. HOOLEY, for today;
To Mr. RUSH, for today;
To Mr. LEVIN, for today; and
To Mr. FORD, for today.
And then,

titles were introduced and severally referred, as follows:

By Mr. COMBEST (for himself, Mr.

STENHOLM, Mr. DELAY, Mr. PORTMAN,
Mr. EWING, Mr. WATKINS, Mr.
HOLDEN, Mr. BOEHNER, Mr. BERRY,
Mr. CHAMBLISS, Mr. THOMAS, Mr.

CAMP, and Mr. BLUNT): H.R. 2991. A bill to amend the Trade Act of 1974 to provide for periodic revision of retaliation lists or other remedial action implemented under section 306 of such Act; to the Committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. HAYWORTH (for himself and

Mr. CAMP): H.R. 2992. A bill to amend the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act to protect Indian tribes from coerced labor agreements; to the Committee on Resources.

By Mr. BERRY: H.R. 2993. A bill to require congressional approval of unilateral United States agricultural and medical sanctions and to provide for the termination of agricultural and medical sanctions currently in effect; to the Committee on International Relations, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, 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.

By Mr. DOOLITTLE: H.R. 2994. A bill to provide for the conveyance of various reclamation projects to local water authorities, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Resources.

By Mr. EVERETT (for himself, Mr.

ADERHOLT, Mr. CALLAHAN, Mr. DEAL
of Georgia, Mr. FARR of California,
Mr. FOLEY, Mr. HINCHEY, Mr.
KUCINICH, Mr. SENSENBRENNER, Mr.

SHOWS, and Mrs. THURMAN): H.R. 2995. A bill to amend section 304 of the Tariff Act of 1930 to require the marking of frozen produce with the country of origin on the front panel of the package for retail sale; to the Committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. GOODLATTE (for himself, Mr.

GOODE, Mr. COMBEST, Mr. STENHOLM,

Mr. TANCREDO, and Mr. CHAMBLISS): H.R. 2996. A bill to provide incentives for the Forest Service to improve its accounting and financial reporting systems by temporarily capping discretionary appropriations for the Forest Service until improvements are made; to the Committee on Agriculture.

By Mr. HILLEARY: H.R. 2997. A bill to provide grants to certain rural local educational agencies; to the Committee on Education and the Workforce.

By Mr. MCCOLLUM (for himself and

Mr. DIAZ-BALART): H.R. 2998. A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to reduce the annual income level at which a person petitioning for a family-sponsored immigrant's admission must agree to provide support in a case where a United States employer has agreed to employ the immigrant for a period of not less than one year after admission or where the sponsored alien is under the age of 18; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. MCCOLLUM (for himself, Mr.

DIAZ-BALART, Ms. Ros-LEHTINEN, Mr.

WEXLER, Mr. BILBRAY, and Mr. OSE): H.R. 2999. A bill to permit the Attorney General to grant relief to certain permanent resident aliens of good moral character who are adversely affected by changes made in 1996 to the definition of aggravated felony under the Immigration and Nationality Act, and to amend certain provisions of such Act relating to detention of an alien pending and after a decision on whether the alien is to be removed from the United States; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Ms. LEE (for herself, Mrs.

CHRISTENSEN, and Mr. JACKSON of Illinois):

H.R. 3000. A bill to establish a United States Health Service to provide high quality comprehensive health care for all Americans and to overcome the deficiencies in the present system of health care delivery; to the Committee on Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, and 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.

By Mr. PALLONE: H.R. 3001. A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, an Cosmetic Act to promote clinical research and development on dietary supplements and foods for their health benefits; to establish a new legal classification for dietary supplements and food with health benefits, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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.

By Mr. SWEENEY (for himself, Mr.

FOSSELLA, Mr. KING, Mr. TAYLOR of
Mississippi, Mrs. NORTHUP, Mr.
TRAFICANT, Mr. LARGENT,

Mr.
LAHOOD, Mr. DELAY, Mr. BLILEY, Mr.
CUNNINGHAM, Mr. CANADY of Florida,
Mr. SAXTON, Mr. ARMEY, Mr. TAUZIN,
Mr. SESSIONS, Mr. GIBBONS, Mr.
POMBO, Mr. FLETCHER, Mr. PAUL, Mr.
ROGAN, Mr. QUINN, Mr. REYNOLDS,
Mr. MCHUGH, Mr. NEY, Mr. COBURN,
Mr. MANZULLO, Mr. WHITFIELD, Mr.
GOSS, Mr. TANCREDO, Mr. SENSEN-
BRENNER, Mr. JENKINS, Mr. LAZIO, Mr.
WAMP, Mrs. BIGGERT, Mr. TAYLOR of
North Carolina, Mr. CRANE, Mr.
COBLE, Mr. TIAHRT, Mr. LUCAS of
Oklahoma, Mrs. KELLY, Mrs. ROU-
KEMA, Mr. Shows, Mr. BOEHNER, Mr.
HALL of Texas, Mr. BURTON of Indi-
ana, Mr. TALENT, Mr. MCINTOSH, Mr.
HOSTETTLER, Mr. BARR of Georgia,
Mr. CONDIT, Mr. PICKERING, and Mr.

SMITH of New Jersey): H. Con. Res. 191. Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the Brooklyn Museum of Art should not receive Federal funds unless it cancels its upcoming exhibit featuring works of a sacrilegious nature; to the Committee on Education and the Workforce.

By Mr. CUMMINGS (for himself, Mr.

SPRATT, Mr. WATTS of Oklahoma, Ms.
PELOSI, Mr. BRADY of Pennsylvania,
Mr. SANDLIN, Mr.

FROST,

Ms. STABENOW, Mr. SAWYER, Mr. TRAFICANT, Mr. KLECZKA, Mr. ENGLISH, Mr. SABO, Mr. ROMERO-BARCELÓ, Mr. KENNEDY of Rhode Island, Mr. BARRETT of Wisconsin, Mr. CARDIN, Mr. GEJDENSON, Mrs. MINK of Hawaii, Ms. BERKLEY, Ms. SCHAKOWSKY, Ms. ROYBALALLARD,

Mr. MCNULTY, Mrs. MALONEY of New York, Mr. ETHERIDGE, Mr. MCDERMOTT, Mr. HINCHEY, Mr. UDALL of Colorado, Mr. FOLEY, Mr. BERMAN, Mrs. THURMAN, Mr. GEPHARDT, Mrs. MORELLA, Mr. BROWN of Ohio, Ms. DELAURO, Mr. LIPINSKI, Mr. NADLER, Mr. HOYER, Mr. SHOWS, Ms. BALDWIN, Mr. RUSH, Mr. MEEKS of New York, Mr. HILLIARD, Mr. CLAY, Mr. DIXON, Mrs. JONES of Ohio, Mr. SCOTT, Mr. JEFFERSON, Mr. TOWNS, Mr. HASTINGS of Florida, Mr. THOMPSON of Mississippi, Mr. FATTAH, Mrs. MEEK of Florida, Ms. NORTON, Mr. CONYERS, Ms. CARSON, Mr. LEWIS of Georgia, Mr. JACKSON of Illinois, Ms. KILPATRICK, Mr. OWENS, Ms. WATERS, Ms. BROWN of Florida, Mrs. CHRISTENSEN, Mr. WATT of North Carolina, Mr. WYNN, Mr. PAYNE, Mr.

1106.17 ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Mr. DOGGETT, pursuant to the special order heretofore agreed to, at 1 o'clock and 40 minutes p.m., the House adjourned until 12:30 p.m. on Monday, October 4, 1999.

(106.18 REPORTS OF COMMITTEES ON

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

Mr. GOODLING: Committee on Education and the Workforce. H.R. 1381. A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide that an employee's "regular rate" for purposes of calculating overtime compensation will not be affected by certain additional payments; with an amendment (Rept. No. 106-358). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union.

Mr. BLILEY: Committee on Commerce. H.R. 2884. A bill to extend energy conservation programs under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act through fiscal year 2003; with an amendment (Rept. No. 106–359). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union.

Mr. HYDE: Committee on the Judiciary. H.R. 764. A bill to reduce the incidence of child abuse and neglect, and for other purposes (Rept. No. 106-360). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union.

(106.19 PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

Under clause 2 of rule XII, public bills and resolutions of the following

BISHOP, Mr. FORD, Mr. GONZALEZ, Mr.
CLYBURN, Ms. LEE, Mr. RANGEL, Ms.
MILLENDER-MCDONALD, Mr. DAVIS of
Illinois, Mrs. CLAYTON, Ms. JACKSON-
LEE of Texas, Ms. EDDIE BERNICE
JOHNSON of Texas, Mr. FRANK of Mas-
sachusetts, Mr. COSTELLO, and Mrs.

TAUSCHER): H. Res. 319. A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that a commemorative postage stamp should be issued in honor of Thurgood Marshall; to the Committee on Government Reform.

By Mr. EWING: H. Res. 320. A resolution recognizing the Korean War Veterans National Museum and Library in Tuscola, Illinois, as a National Korean War Veterans Museum; to the Committee on Veterans Affairs.

tablish the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area, and for other purposes.". s107.3 "MORNING-HOUR DEBATE

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

(107.4 RECESS—12:42 P.M.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. TANCREDO, pursuant to clause 12 of rule I, declared the House in recess at 12 o'clock 42 minutes p.m. until 2 o'clock p.m.

(107.5 AFTER RECESS—2 P.M.

The SPEAKER called the House to order.

H.R. 1794: Mr. Cox and Mr. TANCREDO.
H.R. 1869: Mr. WELLER.

H.R. 1899: Ms. VELAZQUEZ, Mr. SHAYS, and Ms. NORTON.

H.R. 1987: Mr. HAYES, Mr. WELDON of Florida, Mr. GARY MILLER of California, Mr. MANZULLO, Mr. VITTER, Mr. WATTS of Oklahoma, Mr. COBLE, Mr. ADERHOLT, Mr. CUNNINGHAM, Mr. BUYER, and Mr. BLUNT.

H.R. 2005: Mr. ROGAN.

H.R. 2101: Ms. CARSON, Mr. STUMP, Mr. BAIRD, Mr. CUMMINGS, and Mr. SOUDER.

H.R. 2247: Mr. COMBEST.

H.R. 2300: Mr. BONILLA, Mr. TOOMEY, Mr. KOLBE, Mr. GIBBONS, and Mr. Goss.

H.R. 2303: Mr. BRADY of Texas and Mr. MINGE.

H.R. 2328: Mr. GUTIERREZ, Mr. ISAKSON, Mr. HINCHEY, Mr. BARR of Georgia

H.R. 2418: Mr. OXLEY and Mr. DUNCAN.
H.R. 2534: Ms. STABENOW.
H.R. 2539: Mr. CALVERT and Mr. MCKEON.
H.R. 2562: Mr. HYDE.
H.R. 2634: Mr. RANGEL.
H.R. 2636: Mr. VITTER.
H.R. 2720: Mr. GEKAS.
H.R. 2739: Mr. LANTOS.
H.R. 2741: Mr. FILNER.
H.R. 2743: Mr. HALL of Ohio.
H.R. 2764: Mr. UDALL of Colorado.
H.R. 2824: Mr. PICKERING.

H.R. 2890: Mr. DIAZ-BALART, Ms. ROSLEHTINEN, Mr. FALEOMAVAEGA, and Mr. BONIOR.

H.R. 2892: Mr. BAKER.

H.R. 2926: Ms. PRYCE of Ohio, Mr. PETERSON of Pennsylvania, and Mr. BAKER.

H.R. 2933: Ms. STABENOW and Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas.

H.R. 2934: Ms. STABENOW and Mr. SHAYS.

H.R. 2960: Mr. STUMP, Mr. NEY, and Mr. METCALF.

H.R. 2980: Ms. DEGETTE and Ms. WOOLSEY. H. Con. Res. 51: Mr. WEXLER.

H. Con. Res. 120: Mr. BLUNT and Mr. NORWOOD.

H. Con. Res. 133: Ms. NORTON.

H. Con. Res. 189: Mr. COOK and Mr. METCALF.

H. Res. 107: Mr. WU.
H. Res. 298: Mr. EVERETT.

H. Res. 303: Mr. CANNON, Mr. COBURN, Mr. HASTERT, and Mr. OXLEY.

(107.6 APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL

The SPEAKER announced he had examined and approved the Journal of the proceedings of Friday, October 1, 1999.

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

(106.20 ADDITIONAL SPONSORS

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

H.R. 8: Ms. ESHOO.
H.R. 110: Ms. ESHOO.
H.R. 133: Mr. MASCARA.
H.R. 135: Mr. WEINER.
H.R. 354: Mr. LINDER.
H.R. 405: Mr. GONZALEZ.
H.R. 406: Mr. GONZALEZ.

H.R. 460: Mr. WELDON of Pennsylvania, Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas, and Mr. LIPINSKI.

H.R. 528: Mr. BURR of North Carolina.

H.R. 534: Mr. BOEHNER, Mr. ROYCE, Mr. KIND, Mr. GILLMOR, Mr. BOEHLERT, and Mr. BAKER.

H.R. 568: Ms. LOFGREN.

H.R. 601: Mr. GOODE and Mr. DEAL of Georgia.

H.R. 623: Mr. BRADY of Texas.

H.R. 670: Ms. JACKSON-LEE of Texas, Mr. LANTOS, Mr. MOORE, Ms. BALDWIN, and Mr. BLILEY.

H.R. 728: Mr. BARR of Georgia.
H.R. 798: Mr. MENENDEZ.

H.R. 957: Mr. CLEMENT, Mr. BASS, Mr. COSTELLO, and Mr. RODRIGUEZ.

H.R. 1001: Mr. MORAN of Kansas.
H.R. 1067: Mr. VITTER.
H.R. 1083: Mr. DUNCAN and Mr. VITTER.
H.R. 1091: Mr. BRADY of Texas.

H.R. 1103: Mr. CLYBURN, Mr. HALL of Ohio, Mr. PRICE of North Carolina, Mr. BONIOR, Mr. KILDEE, and Mr. RUSH.

H.R. 1115: Mr. FARR of California, Mr. REYES, Mr. LAMPSON, Mr. DAVIS of Illinois, Ms. SANCHEZ, Mr. SISISKY, Mr. EDWARDS, Mr. MCDERMOTT, Mr. THOMPSON of California, Ms. BERKLEY, Mr. MENENDEZ, Mr. DELAHUNT, Mr. GEORGE MILLER of California, Mr. KIND, Mr. MORAN of Virginia, Mr. LEVIN, Mr. LIPINSKI, Mr. NEAL of Massachusetts, Mr. CROWLEY, Mr. CLEMENT, Mr. HOLDEN, Mr. LANTOS, Mr. FORBES, Mr. KUCINICH, Mr. BARCIA, Mr. SCOTT, Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas, Mr. UDALL of New Mexico, Mr. SABO, and Mr. PICKETT.

H.R. 1180: Mr. GONZALEZ.

H.R. 1344: Mr. PETRI, Mr. GONZALEZ, and Mr. ALLEN.

H.R. 1423: Ms. RIVERS.
H.R. 1424: Ms. RIVERS.
H.R. 1494: Mr. VITTER.

H.R. 1504: Mr. GARY MILLER of California, Mr. MANZULLO, and Mr. DOOLEY of California.

H.R. 1505: Mr. BARCIA.
H.R. 1644: Mr. SANFORD.
H.R. 1657: Mr. RANGEL.
H.R. 1693: Mr. COOK.

H.R. 1697: Ms. DEGETTE, Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts, Mr. HUTCHINSON, Mr. SOUDER, and Mr. WISE.

H.R. 1728: Mr. DUNCAN.

H.R. 1785: Mr. RUSH, Mr. CAPUANO, Mr. BONIOR, Mr. DOYLE, and Mr. KILDEE.

(106.21 DELETIONS OF SPONSORS FROM

PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS Under clause 7 of rule XII, sponsor was deleted from the public resolution as follows:

H. Res. 298: Mr. SAWYER.

(107.7 COMMUNICATIONS

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

4628. A letter from the Congressional Review Coordinator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final ruleVeterinary Services User Fees; Import of Entry Services at Ports [Docket No. 98006–2] received September 24, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Agriculture.

4629. A letter from the Under Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense, transmitting a Plan to Ensure Visibility of In-Transit End Items and Secondary Items; to the Committee on Armed Services.

4630. A letter from the Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Comptroller of the Currency, Administrator of National Banks, transmitting the Department's final rule—Guidelines Establishing Year 2000 Standards for Safety and Soundness for National Bank Transfer Agents and BrokerDealers [Docket No. 99–12] (RIN: 1557-AB73) received September 29, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Banking and Financial Services.

4631. A letter from the Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, transmitting a copy of the Corporation's Annual Report for calendar year 1998, pursuant to 12 U.S.C. 1827(a); to the Committee on Banking and Financial Services.

4632. A letter from the Managing Director, Federal Housing Finance Board, transmitting the Board's final rule-Availability of Unplublished Information [No. 99 42] (RIN: 3069-AA81) received September 3, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Banking and Financial Services.

4633. A letter from the Deputy Assistant Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration, transmitting the Adminstration's final rule-Schedules of Controlled Substances: Placement of Zaleplon Into Schedule IV [DEA-182F] received September 24, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4634. A letter from the Director, Office of Congressional Affairs, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, transmitting the Commission's final rule-Industry Codes and Standards;

MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1999 (107)

4, () (107.1 APPOINTMENT OF SPEAKER PRO

TEMPORE The House was called to order at 12:30 p.m. by the SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. TANCREDO, who laid before the House the following communication:

WASHINGTON, DC,

October 4, 1999. I hereby appoint the Honorable THOMAS G. TANCREDO to act as Speaker pro tempore on this day.

J. DENNIS HASTERT, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

(107.2 MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

A message from the Senate by Mr. Lundregan, one of its clerks, announced that the Senate agrees to the amendment of the House to the bill (S. 323) “An Act to redesignate the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument as a national park and es

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

ment of Defense, transmitting a report authorizing the transfer of up to $100M in defense articles and services to the Government of Bosnia-Herzegovina; jointly to the Committees on International Relations and Appropriations.

4648. A letter from the Deputy Executive Secretary to the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, transmitting the Service's final rule—Medicare Program; Revision of the Procedures for Requesting Execeptions to Cost Limits for Skilled Nursing Facilities and Elimination of Reclassifications [HCFA-1883-F] (RIN: 0938–A180) received August 9, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); jointly to the Committees on Ways and Means and Commerce.

(107.10 RAIL PASSENGER DISASTER

FAMILY ASSISTANCE Mr. PETRI moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 2681) to establish a program, coordinated by the National Transportation Safety Board, of assistance of families of passengers involved in rail passenger accidents.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. MILLER of Florida, recognized Mr. PETRI and Mr. RAHALL, 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. MILLER of Florida, 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 request the concurrence of the Senate in said bill.

Amended Requirements (RIN: 3150-A E26) received September 28, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4635. A letter from the Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting the President's Memorandum of Justification regarding the drawdown of defense articles and services for United Nations Interim Administration in Kosovo, pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 2411; to the Committee on International Relations.

4636. A letter from the Director, Office of Procurement and Property Management, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule-Agriculture Acquisition Regulation: Part 413 Reorganization: Simplified Acquisition Procedures [AGAR Case 96-05] (RIN: 0599-AA04) received August 27, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Government Reform.

4637. A letter from the Acting Director, United States Information Agency, transmitting the 1999 Integrity Act Report To The President and Congress; to the Committee on Government Reform.

4638. A letter from the Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, Department of the Interior, transmitting a draft bill "To amend the Act establishing Big Thicket National Preserve”; to the Committee on Resources.

4639. A letter from the Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Policy Development, Department of Justice, transmitting the Department's final rule-Civil Monetary Penalties Inflation Adjustment [AG Order No. 2249–99] (RIN: 1105-AA48) received August 30, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on the Judiciary.

4640. A letter from the Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting the Department's final ruleTechnical Corrections to Regulations Regarding the Issuance of Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visas [Public Notice 2980] (RIN: 1400-AB03) received September 24, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on the Judiciary.

4641. A letter from the Legion of Valor of the United States of America, Inc., transmitting a copy of the Legion's annual audit as of April 30, 1999, pursuant to 36 U.S.C. 1101(28) and 1103; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

4642. A letter from the Deputy General Counsel, Small Business Administration, transmitting the Administration's final rule—Pre-Disaster Mitigation Loans-received September 21, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Small Business.

4643. A letter from the Secretary of Labor, transmitting the quarterly reports on the expenditure and need for worker adjustment assistance training funds under the Trade Act of 1974, pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 2296(a)(2); to the Committee on Ways and Means.

4644. A letter from the Executive Office of the President, transmitting a proposal to amend the U.S. textile and apparel rules of origin; to the Committee on Ways and Means.

4645. A letter from the Secretary of Health and Human Services, transmitting a report on Agency Drug-Free Workplace Plans, pursuant to Public Law 100–71, section 503(a)(1)(A) (101 Stat. 468); jointly to the Committees on Appropriations and Government Reform.

4646. A letter from the Commission of the Federal Government to Combat the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, transmitting the report of the Commission to Assess the Organization of the Federal Government to Combat the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction; jointly to the Committees on International Relations and Armed Services.

4647. A letter from the Acting Director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Depart

s107.8 COMMERCIAL SPACE

TRANSPORTATION COMPETITIVENESS Mr. SENSENBRENNER moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 2607) to promote the development of the commercial space transportation industry, to authorize appropriations for the Office of the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation, to authorize appropriations for the Office of Space Commercialization, and for other purposes; as amended.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. MILLER of Florida, recognized Mr. SENSENBRENNER and

Mr. LAMPSON, 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. MILLER of Florida, 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

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. (107.9 STANISLAUS COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

Mr. SENSENBRENNER moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 356) to provide for the conveyance of certain property from the United States to Stanislaus County, California; as amended.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. MILLER of Florida, recognized Mr. SENSENBRENNER

and

Mr. LAMPSON, 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. MILLER of Florida, 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.

(107.11 AMERICAN PUBLIC TRANSIT

ASSOCIATION Mr. PETRI moved to suspend the rules and agree to the following concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 171):

Whereas public transportation is a fundamental public service and an integral component of the Nation's surface transportation infrastructure;

Whereas public transportation service results in productive jobs for the Nation's workers and provides broad support for business and economic growth;

Whereas public transportation provides safe and efficient mobility for millions of people in the United States each day;

Whereas the American Public Transit Association was established in 1974 to promote and advance knowledge in all matters relating to public transportation; and

Whereas, during a period of remarkable resurgence in public transportation, the American Public Transit Association has provided a quarter of a century of service to the Nation as the professional association representing the transit industry: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That Congress congratulates the American Public Transit Association for 25 years of commendable service to the transit industry and the Nation.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. MILLER of Florida, recognized Mr. PETRI and Mr. RAHALL, each for 20 minutes.

After debate,
The question being put, viva voce,

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

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. MILLER of Florida, 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 concurrent resolution was agreed to.

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

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

REUTER and Mr. BROWN of Ohio, 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. MILLER of Florida, 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.

After debate,
The question being put, viva voce,

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

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

Mr. BEREUTER 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. MILLER of Florida, pursuant to clause 8, rule XX, announced that further proceedings on the motion were postponed.

(107.12 CHAPTER 12, TITLE 11, UNITED

STATES CODE Mr. GEKAS moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill of the Senate (S. 1606) to extend for 9 additional months the period for which chapter 12 of title 11, United States Code, is reenacted. The SPEAKER

pro tempore, Mr. MILLER of Florida, 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?

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. MILLER of Florida, 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.

(107.13 UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST

ASSETS COMMISSION Mr. LAZIO moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 2401) to amend the United States Holocaust Assets Commission Act of 1998 to extend the period by which the final report is due and to authorize additional funding.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. MILLER of Florida, recognized Mr. LAZIO and Mr. LAFALCE, 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. MILLER of Florida, 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 request the concurrence of the Senate in said bill. (107.14 TAIWAN-WORLD HEALTH

ORGANIZATION Mr. BEREUTER moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 1794) concerning the participation of Taiwan in the World Health

Health Organization (WHO); as amended.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. MILLER of Florida, recognized Mr. BE

(107.15 REVOLUTIONARY ARMED FORCES

OF COLUMBIA Mr. BEREUTER moved to suspend the rules and agree to the following resolution (H. Res. 181):

Whereas Ingrid Washinawatok, a member of the Menominee Indian Nation of Wisconsin, Terence Freitas of California, and Lahe’ena’e Gay of Hawaii, were United States citizens involved in an effort to help the U’wa people of northeastern Colombia;

Whereas Ms. Washinawatok, Mr. Freitas, and Ms. Gay were kidnapped on February 25, 1999 by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a group designated a foreign-based terrorist organization by the United States Department of State;

Whereas the FARC brutally murdered these 3 innocent United States civilians, whose bodies were discovered March 4, 1999;

Whereas this Congress will not tolerate violent acts against United States citizens abroad;

Whereas the FARC has a reprehensible history of committing atrocities against both Colombian and United States citizens, including over 1,000 Colombians abducted each year and 4 United States civilians who were seized for a month in 1998;

Whereas it is incumbent upon the Government of Colombia to quickly and effectively investigate, arrest, and extradite to the United States those responsible for the murders of Ms. Washinawatok, Mr. Freitas, and Ms. Gay; and

Whereas the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is empowered to investigate terrorist acts committed against United States citizens abroad: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives,

(1) decries the murders of Ingrid Washinawatok, Terence Freitas, and Lahe'ena'e Gay;

(2) strongly condemns the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC);

(3) calls on the Government of Colombia to find, arrest, and extradite to the United States for trial those responsible for the deaths of these United States citizens; and

(4) emphasizes the importance of this investigation to the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and urges the FBI to use any and every available resource to see that those who are responsible for the deaths of these United States citizens are swiftly brought to justice.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. MILLER of Florida, recognized Mr. BEREUTER and Mr. DAVIS of Florida, each for 20 minutes.

s107.16 PERU-FREEDOM OF PRESS,

JUDICIAL AND ELECTORAL

INSTITUTIONS Mr. BEREUTER moved to suspend the rules and agree to the following resolution (H. Res. 57); as amended:

Whereas interference with freedom of the press and the independence of judicial and electoral institutions in Peru contributes to an erosion of democracy and the rule of law in Peru;

Whereas freedom of the press in Peru is under assault, and the Department of State's Peru Country Report on Human Rights Practices for 1998, found that "[t]he Government infringed on press freedom [. .. and] [j]ournalists faced increased harassment and intimidation";

Whereas the Department of State's Peru Country Report on Human Rights Practices for 1997, found that “[i]ncidents of harassment of media representatives increased to such an extent as to create the perception of an organized campaign of intimidation on the part of the Government, specifically, on the part of the armed forces and intelligence services'';

Whereas the Organization of American States' Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression has called on the Government of Peru to cease all official harassment of journalists and to investigate and prosecute all abuses of freedom of speech and of the press;

Whereas Freedom House now classifies Peru as the only country in the Western Hemisphere, other than Cuba, where the press is not free”;

Whereas the Department of State's Peru Country Report on Human Rights Practices for 1997 states that Channel 2 television station reporters in Peru “revealed torture by Army Intelligence Service officers [and] the systematic wiretapping of journalists, government officials, and opposition politicians'';

Whereas on July 13, 1997, the Government of Peru revoked the Peruvian citizenship of the Israeli-born owner of the Channel 2 television station, Baruch Ivcher, effectively removing him from control of Channel 2, leading the Department of State to conclude that “the Government's action in this case was widely interpreted as an attempt to prevent the station from broadcasting any more negative stories about the regime”;

Whereas the Government of Peru has issued an INTERPOL warrant for Baruch Ivcher's arrest and brought criminal proceedings against him, against members of his immediate family, and against his former associates to secure lengthy prison sentences against them;

Whereas the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights found human rights violations against Baruch Ivcher by the Government of Peru in this case and on March 31,

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 concurrent resolution, as amended, was agreed to.

By unanimous consent, the title was amended so as to read: “A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the Brooklyn Museum of Art should not receive Federal funds unless it closes its exhibit featuring works of a sacrilegious nature.”.

A motion to reconsider the vote whereby the rules were suspended and said concurrent resolution, as amended, was agreed to 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 concurrent resolution.

1999, submitted the case to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights;

Whereas persecution of journalists in Peru is so grave that several Peruvian journalists have sought political asylum in the United States;

Whereas actions related to efforts to authorize President Alberto Fujimori to seek a third term in office have raised questions about the independence of the National Election Board in Peru;

Whereas the independence of Peru's judiciary has been brought into question since the dismissal of 3 Constitutional Tribunal magistrates on May 29, 1997, and by continuing control of judicial matters by the executive branch; and

Whereas the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has called on the Government of Peru to reinstate the 3 dismissed magistrates, enabling the Constitutional Tribunal to rule on constitutional issues, to fully restore the National Cou cil of the J diciary's power to nominate and dismiss judges and prosecutors, and to cease the recurring practice of overruling, transferring, or removing judges whose decisions did not coincide with the views of the Government of Peru: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that

(1) the erosion of the independence of judicial and electoral branches of the Government of Peru, the interference with freedom of the press, and the blatant intimidation of journalists in Peru constitute a threat to democracy in that country and are matters for concern by the United States as a member of the Inter-American community;

(2) the United States Government and other members of the Inter-American community should review the forthcoming report of an independent investigation conducted recently by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States on the condition of and threats to democracy, freedom of the press, and judicial independence in Peru; and

(3) representatives of the United States in Peru and to international organizations, including the Organization of American States, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the International Monetary Fund, should make clear the concern of the United States concerning threats to democracy and violations of the rule of law in Peru.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. MILLER of Florida, recognized Mr. BEREUTER and Mr. DAVIS of Florida, each for 20 minutes.

After debate,
The question being put, viva voce,

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

pro tempore, Mr. MILLER of Florida, 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, as amended, was agreed to.

By unanimous consent, the title was amended so as to read: “A resolution expressing concern over erosion of democracy and the rule of law in Peru, including interference with freedom of the press and independence of judicial and electoral institutions.".

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

(107.17 ABRAHAM LINCOLN

BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION Mrs. BIGGERT moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 1451) to establish the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission; as amended.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. MILLER of Florida, recognized Mrs. BIGGERT and Mr. DAVIS of Illinois, 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. MILLER of Florida, announced that two-thirds of the Members present had voted in the affirmative.

Mr. LAHOOD 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. MILLER of Florida, pursuant to clause 8, rule XX, announced that further proceedings on the motion were postponed. (107.18 BROOKLYN MUSEUM EXHIBIT

Mr. DEMINT moved to suspend the rules and agree to the following concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 191); as amended:

Whereas on October 2, 1999, the Brooklyn Museum of Art opened an exhibit entitled “Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection”;

Whereas this art exhibit features a desecrated image of the Virgin Mary;

Whereas the venerable John Cardinal O'Connor considers the exhibit an attack on the Catholic faith, and is an affront to more than a billion Catholics worldwide;

Whereas the exhibit includes works which are grotesque, immoral, and sacrilegious, such as one that glorifies criminal behavior with a portrait of a convicted child murderer fashioned from small hand prints;

Whereas the Brooklyn Museum of Art's advertisement acknowledges that the exhibit “may cause shock, vomiting, confusion, panic, euphoria, and anxiety””;

Whereas the Brooklyn Museum of Art refuses to close the exhibit, despite strong public opposition to the show from religious leaders, government officials, and the general population;

Whereas the American taxpayer, through the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, provides funding to the Brooklyn Museum of Art; and

Whereas the American taxpayer should not be required to subsidize art that desecrates religion and religious beliefs: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That it is the sense of Congress that the Brooklyn Museum of Art should not receive Federal funds unless it closes its exhibit featuring works of a sacrilegious nature.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. GIBBONS, recognized Mr. DEMINT and Mr. CLAY, 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, Mr. GIBBONS, announced that two-thirds of

(107.19 VA-HUD APPROPRIATIONS

On motion of Mr. WALSH, by unanimous consent, the bill (H.R. 2684) making appropriations for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and for sundry independent agencies, boards, commissions, corporations, and offices for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and for other purposes; together with the amendment of the Senate thereto, was taken from the Speaker's table.

When on motion of Mr. WALSH, it was,

Resolved, That the House disagree to the amendment of the Senate and agree to the conference asked by the Senate on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses thereon.

Ordered, That the Clerk notify the Senate thereof.

(107.20 MOTION TO INSTRUCT

CONFEREES—H.R. 2684 Mr. MOLLOHAN moved that the managers on the part of the House at the conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on H.R. 2684, be instructed to agree with the higher funding levels recommended in the Senate amendment for the Department of Housing and Urban Development; for the Science, Aeronautics and Technology and Mission Support accounts of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; and for the National Science Foundation.

After debate,

By unanimous consent, the previous question was ordered on the motion to instruct the managers on the part of the House.

The question being put, viva voce,
Will the House agree to said motion?

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. GIBBONS, announced that the yeas had it.

Mr. MOLLOHAN 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. GIBBONS, pursuant to clause 8, rule XX, announced that further proceedings on the motion were postponed.

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