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(114.20 PERMISSION TO FILE

CONFERENCE REPORT On motion of Mr. REGULA, by unanimous consent, the managers on the part of the House were granted permission until midnight Friday, October 15, 1999, to file a conference report on the bill (H.R. 2466) making appropriations for the Department of Interior and related agencies 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.

(114.21 ADJOURNMENT OVER

On motion of Mr. FOLEY, by unanimous consent,

Ordered, That when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet on Monday, October 18, 1999, at 12:30 p.m. for "morning-hour debate".

(114.27 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. SMITH of Texas: Committee on the Judiciary. H.R. 2886. A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide that an adopted alien who is less than 18 years of age may be considered a child under such Act if adopted with or after a sibling who is a child under such Act (Rept. No. 106–383). Referred to the Committee of the whole House on the State of the Union.

Mr. BLILEY: Committee on Commerce. H.R. 486. A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require the Federal Communications Commission to preserve lowpower television stations that provide community broadcasting, and for other purposes; with an amendment (Rept. No. 106–384). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union.

Mr. GOODLING: Committee on Education and the Workforce. H.R. 1987. A bill to allow the recovery of attorneys' fees and costs by certain employers and labor organizations who are prevailing parties in proceedings brought against them by the National Labor Relations Board or by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, with an amendment (Rept. No. 106-385). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union.

(114.22 CALENDAR WEDNESDAY BUSINESS

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

Ordered, That business in order for consideration on Wednesday, October 20, 1999, under clause 7, rule XV, the Calendar Wednesday rule, be dispensed with.

(114.23 ENROLLED BILL SIGNED

Mr. THOMAS, from the Committee on House Administration, reported that that committee had examined and found truly enrolled a bill of the House of the following title, which was thereupon signed by the Speaker:

H.R. 2561. An Act making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and for other purposes.

WELLER, Mr. HULSHOF, Mr. MCINNIS,
Mr. LEWIS of Kentucky, Mr. FOLEY,
Mr. BLUNT, Mr. THUNE, Mr. RYAN of
Wisconsin, Mr. HUTCHINSON, Mr.
RILEY, Mr. PETERSON of Pennsyl-
vania, Mr. LATHAM, Mr. STUMP, Mr.
SMITH of Michigan, Mr. WALDEN of
Oregon, Ms. DANNER, Mr. SWEENEY,
Mr. HASTINGS of Washington, Mr.
BACHUS, Mr. KOLBE, Mr. LATOURETTE,
Mr. BASS, Mr. PICKERING, Mr. SHAYS,
Mr. MORAN of Kansas, Mr. LUCAS of

Oklahoma, and Ms. PRYCE of Ohio): H.R. 3075. A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to make corrections and refinements in the Medicare Program as revised by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997; to the Committee on Ways and Means, and 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.

By Mr. DEAL of Georgia (for himself,

Mr. BLILEY, Mr. HUNTER, Mr. LIPIN-
SKI, Mr. TRAFICANT, Mr. NORWOOD,
Mr. ROHRABACHER, Mr. BARTLETT of

Maryland, and Mr. COLLINS): H.R. 3076. A bill to provide for the assessment of civil penalties for aliens who illegally enter the United States and for persons smuggling aliens within the United States; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. DOOLEY of California (for him

self, Mr. RADANOVICH, Mr. CONDIT,

and Mr. THOMAS): H.R. 3077. A bill to amend the Act that authorized construction of the San Luis Unit of the Central Valley Project, California, to facilitate water transfers in the Central Valley Project; to the Committee on Resources.

By Mr. FALEOMAVAEGA: H.R. 3078. A bill to direct the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the National Marine Fisheries Service, to study the practice of shark finning in United States waters of the Central and Western Pacific Ocean and the effects that practice is having on shark populations in the Pacific Ocean; to the Committee on Resources.

By Ms. HOOLEY of Oregon: H.R. 3079. A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish an outpatient clinic in Salem, Oregon; to the Committee on Veterans Affairs.

By Mr. KILDEE (for himself, Mr. KEN

NEDY of Rhode Island, Mr. GEORGE
MILLER of California, Mr. UDALL of
New

Mexico, Mr. HAYWORTH, Mr. POMEROY, and Mr. KOLBE): H.R. 3080. A bill to amend the Indian SelfDetermination and Education Assistance Act to direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish the American Indian Education Foundation, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, 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. LAZIO (for himself, Mr. CONDIT,

Mr. SHIMKUS, Mr. CRAMER, Mr. SHER-
WOOD, Mr. BISHOP, Mr. WELLER, Ms.
HOOLEY of Oregon, Mr. PICKERING,

and Mr. PETERSON of Minnesota): H.R. 3081. A bill to increase the Federal minimum wage and to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax benefits for small businesses, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, 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. RAMSTAD (for himself, Mr.

CARDIN, Mr. CRANE, Mr. FOLEY, Mr.

(114.28 PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

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

By Mr. SHUSTER (for himself and Mr.

OBERSTAR): H.R. 3072. A bill to provide for increased access to airports in the United Kingdom by United States air carriers, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on International Relations, 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 Mrs. JOHNSON of Connecticut (for

herself, Mr. CARDIN, Mr. ENGLISH, Mr.
LEWIS of Kentucky, Mr. MATSUI, Mr.
FOLEY, Mr. MCCRERY, Mr. STARK, Mr.
CAMP, Mr. JEFFERSON, Mr. COYNE,

and Mr. THOMAS): H.R. 3073. A bill to amend part A of title IV of the Social Security Act to provide for grants for projects designed to promote responsible fatherhood, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, 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. COOK: H.R. 3074. A bill to repeal the Federal estate and gift taxes and the alternative minimum tax on individuals and corporations; to the Committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. THOMAS (for himself, Mr. AR

CHER, Mr. CRANE, Mr. SHAW, Mrs.
JOHNSON of Connecticut, Mr. HOUGH-
TON, Mr. HERGER, Mr. MCCRERY, Mr.
CAMP, Mr. RAMSTAD, Mr. NUSSLE, Mr.
SAM JOHNSON of Texas, Ms. DUNN, Mr.
COLLINS, Mr. PORTMAN, Mr. ENGLISH,
Mr. WATKINS, Mr. HAYWORTH, Mr.

(114.24 BILLS PRESENTED TO THE

PRESIDENT Mr. THOMAS, from the committee on House Administration, reported that that committee did on the following date present to the President, for his approval, bills of the House of the following titles:

On October 13, 1999: H.R. 560. To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at the intersection of Comercio and San Justo Streets, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, as the "Jose V. Toledo Federal Building and United States Courthouse”.

H.R. 1906. Making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and for other purposes. (114.25 LEAVE OF ABSENCE

By unanimous consent, leave of absence was granted

To Mr. GREEN of Texas, for today;
To Ms. CARSON, for today; and

To Mr. McNULTY, for today and the balance of the week.

And then,

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(114.26 ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Mr. MICA, pursuant to the special order heretofore agreed to,

HERGER, Mr. HOUGHTON, Mrs. JOHN-
SON of Connecticut, Mr. KLECZKA, Mr.
LEWIS of Kentucky, Mr. LUTHER, Mr.
McCRERY, Mr. MCINNIS. Mr.
PORTMAN, Mrs. THURMAN, Mr. WAT-

KINS, and Mr. WELLER): H.R. 3082. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prohibit certain allocations of S corporation stock held by an employee stock ownership plan; to the Committee on Ways and Means.

By Ms. SCHAKOWSKY (for herself, Ms.

JACKSON-LEE of Texas, Mrs.
MORELLA, Mr. CAPUANO, Mr. MEEKS of
New York, Mr. MCGOVERN, Mr. BER-
MAN, Mr. WAXMAN, Mr. SANDERS, Mr.
WEINER, Mr. HINCHEY, Mr. FROST, Mr.
FARR of California, Mr. STUPAK, Mr.
LEACH, Ms. BERKLEY, Ms. WOOLSEY,
Mr. ABERCROMBIE, Ms. EDDIE BERNICE
JOHNSON of Texas, Mr. WYNN, Mrs.
MALONEY of New York, Ms. NORTON,
Mrs. MINK of Hawaii, Ms. SLAUGHTER,
Ms. MILLENDER-MCDONALD, Mrs.
CAPPS, Ms. LEE, Mr. TOWNS, Ms.
BROWN of Florida, Mrs. LOWEY, Mr.
GREEN of Texas, Mr. MCNULTY, Mr.
GEORGE MILLER of California, Mr.
CROWLEY, Ms. MCKINNEY, Mr. CON-
YERS, Mrs. MEEK of Florida, Mr.

KIND, and Ms. DELAURO): H.R. 3083. A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide protection for battered immigrant women, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Banking and Financial Services, Education and the Workforce, Agriculture, and Armed Services, 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. SHIMKUS (for himself, Mr.

LAHOOD, Mr. LIPINSKI, Mr. EWING,
Mr. WELLER, Ms. SCHAKOWSKY, Mr.
HYDE, Mr. EVANS, Mr. DAVIS of Illi-
nois, Mr. COSTELLO, Mr. PHELPS, Mr.
GUTIERREZ, Mr. RUSH, Mr.
BLAGOJEVICH, Mrs. BIGGERT, Mr. POR-
TER, Mr. MANZULLO, Mr. HASTERT,
Mr. JACKSON of Illinois, and Mr.

CRANE): H.R. 3084. A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to contribute funds for the establishment of an interpretative center on the life and contributions of President ABRAHAM LINCOLN; to the Committee on Resources.

By Mr. TERRY (for himself and Mr.

DEMINT): H.R. 3085. A bill to provide discretionary spending offsets for fiscal year 2000; to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, Resources, Commerce, Education and the Workforce, and the Budget, 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 Mrs. THURMAN (for herself and Mr.

MCDERMOTT): H.R. 3086. A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make changes in payment methodologies under the Medicare Program under title XVIII of the Social Security Act, and to provide for short-term coverage of outpatient prescription drugs to Medicare beneficiaries who lose drug coverage under Medicare+Choice plans; to the Committee on Ways and Means, and 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.

By Mr. WEINER (for himself, Mr.

FORBES, Ms. SLAUGHTER, Mr. WALSH,
Mr. SWEENEY, Mrs. MCCARTHY of New

York, Mrs. LOWEY, and Mr. NADLER): H.R. 3087. A bill to provide assistance to State and local forensic laboratories in analyzing DNA samples from convicted offenders, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. WELDON of Florida: H.R. 3088. A bill to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to provide additional protections to victims of rape; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. MORAN of Kansas (for himself

and Mr. HALL of Texas): H. Con. Res. 198. Concurrent resolution acknowledging and commemorating the service of Dwight D. Eisenhower as General of the Army and President of the United States; to the Committee on Government Reform.

By Mr. BARTON of Texas (for himself,

Mr. WELDON of Florida, Mr. STEARNS,
Mrs. MYRICK, Mr. COBURN, Mr. MICA,
Mr. BURTON of Indiana, and Mr. PE-

TERSON of Pennsylvania): H. Res. 331. A resolution amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to provide for mandatory drug testing of Members, officers, and employees of the House of Representatives; to the Committee on Rules.

By Mr. GREEN of Wisconsin (for him

self, Mr. RADANOVICH, Mr. GILMAN, Mr. VENTO, Mr. KIND, Mr. SMITH of New Jersey, Mr. ROHRABACHER, Mr.

HUNTER, and Mr. CUNNINGHAM): H. Res. 332. A resolution condemning the communist regime in Laos for its many human rights abuses, including its role in the abduction of United States citizens Houa Ly and Michael Vang; to the Committee on International Relations, and 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.

H.R. 1413: Ms. GRANGER. H.R. 1452: Mr. CALVERT and Mr. NADLER. H.R. 1606: Mr. CAPUANO. H.R. 1621: Mr. SABO. H.R. 1634: Mr. FROST. H.R. 1650: Mr. MASCARA and Mr. BASS. H.R. 1689: Mr. TANCREDO. H.R. 1693: Mr. LAMPSON. H.R. 1771: Mr. HILL of Montana. H.R. 1772: Mr. HILL of Montana. H.R. 1776: Mr. WELDON of Pennsylvania and Mr. BONILLA.

H.R. 1795: Mr. COBLE, Mrs. JONES of Ohio, Mr. GONZALEZ, Mr. MCGOVERN, and Mr. MORAN of Virginia.

H.R. 1837: Mr. BARRETT of Wisconsin, Mr. HOSTETTLER, Ms. DANNER, Mr. WATKINS, Mr. HUTCHINSON, Mr. FLETCHER, and Mr. WELDON of Florida.

H.R. 1838: Mr. KING.
H.R. 1839: Mr. LIPINSKI.
H.R. 1918: Ms. ROS-LEHTINEN.
H.R. 1926: Mrs. FOWLER.
H.R. 1933: Mr. CALVERT and Mr. MANZULLO.

H.R. 1987: Mr. LARGENT, Mr. HILL of Montana, Mr. GOSS, Mr. DUNCAN, Mr. DELAY, and Mr. ARMEY.

H.R. 2059: Mr. MCGOVERN and Mr. HOYER.

H.R. 2066: Mr. DOOLEY of California, Mr. STUPAK, Mr. GEJDENSON, Mr. GANSKE, Mr. PRICE of North Carolina, and Mr. GUTKNECHT.

H.R. 2100: Mr. LAHOOD.

H.R. 2129: Mr. BILBRAY, Mr. HOBSON, Mr. BOEHNER, Mr. CHAMBLISS, and Mr. HASTINGS of Washington.

H.R. 2141: Mr. DIAZ-BALART, Mr. RANGEL, and Mr. PAUL.

H.R. 2162: Mr. SMITH of Michigan and Mr. PITTS.

H.R. 2200: Mr. DEFAZIO.

H.R. 2241: Mrs. LOWEY, Mr. SANDLIN, Mr. SHAYS, and Mr. BARR of Georgia.

H.R. 2244: Mr. BLUNT and Mr. HANSEN.
H.R. 2247: Mr. WATKINS.
H.R. 2260: Mr. BERRY.
H.R. 2266: Mr. PHELPS.
H.R. 2300: Mr. OXLEY.
H.R. 2316: Ms. NORTON.

H.R. 2319: Mr. DEMINT, Ms. LOFGREN, and Mr. BARCIA.

H.R. 2341: Mr. BERRY, Mr. OXLEY, Mr. Wu, Mr. PORTER, Mr. HOEFFEL, Mrs. MALONEY of New York, Mrs. CUBIN, Mr. HAYWORTH, Mr. FOLEY, Mr. JEFFERSON, Mr. CAMP, Ms. SLAUGHTER, Mrs. THURMAN, Mr. ORTIZ, Mr. SAWYER, Mr. PORTMAN, and Mr. SCOTT.

H.R. 2366: Mr. WATKINS.
H.R. 2387: Mr. BARCIA.
H.R. 2500: Mr. HINCHEY.
H.R. 2534: Mr. PHELPS.

H.R. 2551: Mr. LEACH, Mr. HUNTER, Mr. MCINTYRE, Mr. TIAHRT, and Mr. LATHAM.

H.R. 2554: Mr. BARCIA.

H.R. 2569: Mr. MENENDEZ, Mr. LEWIS of Georgia, Ms. MCCARTHY of Missouri, and Mr. PAYNE.

H.R. 2595: Mr. VISCLOSKY.
H.R. 2627: Mr. ROTHMAN.
H.R. 2631: Mr. FROST and Mr. GOODE.
H.R. 2719: Mr. RANGEL.
H.R. 2722: Mr. GREEN of Texas.

H.R. 2726: Mr. KUYKENDALL, Mr. STUMP, Mr. EDWARDS, Mr. ROGAN, Mr. WICKER, Mr. PICKERING, and Mr. BARCIA.

H.R. 2738: Ms. BALDWIN and Mr. HALL of Ohio.

H.R. 2744: Mr. VITTER, Mr. RAHALL, Mr. VISCLOSKY, Mr. MOLLOHAN, Mr. STARK, Mr. BALDACCI, and Mr. BORSKI.

H.R. 2749: Mr. WATKINS.
H.R. 2774: Mr. ANDREWS.
H.R. 2776: Mr. MCGOVERN.
H.R. 2785: Mr. MCCOLLUM and Mr. STEARNS.
H.R. 2790: Mr. UNDERWOOD, and Mr. WYNN.
H.R. 2819: Mr. LARSON and Mr. UNDERWOOD.
H.R. 2824: Mr. GOODLATTE.

H.R. 2870: Mr. NEAL of Massachusetts and Mr. SKELTON.

H.R. 2907: Mrs. MINK of Hawaii.
H.R. 2933: Mr. UNDERWOOD AND MR. PHELPS.
H.R. 2934: Mr. PHELPS.

H.R. 2953: Mr. COOK, Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas, and Mr. HOUGHTON.

(114.29 ADDITIONAL SPONSORS

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

H.R. 21: Mr. GORDON, Mr. VITTER, Mrs. BIGGERT, and Mr. MANZULLO.

H.R. 274: Mr. BAKER, Mr. WATKINS, and Mr. GOODE.

H.R. 405: Mr. SCARBOROUGH.
H.R. 501: Mr. OWENS.
H.R. 534: Mr. KASICH and Mr. HOLDEN.
H.R. 583: Mr. UDALL of New Mexico.
H.R. 664: Mr. BARCIA and Mr. WYNN.

H.R. 701: Mr. BILIRAKIS, Mr. PORTMAN, and Mr. SOUDER.

H.R. 710: Mr. BARR of Georgia, Mr. KOLBE, and Mr. HOYER.

H.R. 721: Mr. CANADY of Florida.
H.R. 732: Mr. LOBIONDO.
H.R. 740: Ms. DELAURO.

H.R. 827: Mr. BECERRA, Ms. STABENOW, Mr. NEAL of Massachusetts, and Mr. SNYDER.

H.R. 976: Mr. TURNER.
H.R. 1046: Ms. BERKLEY.
H.R. 1067: Ms GRANGER.
H.R. 1071: Mr. BARCIA and Mr. GEJDENSON.
H.R. 1182: Mr. DICKEY.

H.R. 1221: Mr. DEAL of Georgia, Mrs. LOWEY, and Mr. BONIOR.

H.R. 1248: Mr. HOYER, Mr. UDALL of Colorado, Mr. TURNER, and Mr. BURTON of Indiana.

H.R. 1265: Mr. HALL of Texas.
H.R. 1274: Mr. JACKSON of Illinois.
H.R. 1285: Mr. ANDREWS.
H.R. 1304: Mr. FATTAH and Mr. GIBBONS.
H.R. 1313: Mr. GEJDENSON and Mr. WEINER.
H.R. 1336: Mr. CASTLE.
H.R. 1385: Mr. GREEN of Wisconsin.

H.R. 2956: Mr. WEXLER, Ms. MCKINNEY, and tion health plans, to amend the Public (115.6 APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL
Mr. NEAL of Massachusetts.
Health Service Act to create new pooling op-

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mrs.
H.R. 2991: Mr. BISHOP, Mr. GUTKNECHT, Mr. portunities for small employers to obtain
HERGER,
Mr. COOK, Mr.
SANDLIN, Mr.

BIGGERT, announced she had examgreater access to health coverage through BONILLA, Mr. GOODLATTE, and Mr. HILL of

HealthMarts; to amend title I of the Em ined and approved the Journal of the Montana. H.R. 2995: Mr. MCHUGH, Mr. MCNULTY, Mr.

ployee Retirement Income Security Act of proceedings of Thursday, October 14,

1974, title XXVII of the Public Health Serv 1999. RILEY, and Mr. WELDON of Florida. H.R. 3012: Mr. COBURN, Mr. SESSIONS, Mr.

ice Act, and the Internal Revenue Code of Mr. DOOLITTLE, pursuant to clause CHAMBLISS, Mr. SHIMKUS, Mr. SHAYS, and Mr.

1986 to protect consumers in managed care 1, rule I, objected to the Chair's apTANCREDO. plans and other health coverage; and for

proval of the Journal. H.R. 3034: Mr. MICA and Mr. KNOLLENBERG. other purposes.

The question being put, viva voce, H.J. Res. 46: Mr. EVANS, Mrs. JONES of

The message also announced that the Will the House agree to the Chair's Ohio, Mr. SAXTON, Mr. RODRIGUEZ, Ms. LEE, Mrs. MEEK of Florida, Mr. MARTINEZ, Mr.

Senate insists upon its amendment to approval of said Journal? HASTINGS of Florida, Mr. NADLER, Ms. RIV the bill (H.R. 2990 "An Act to amend The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mrs. ERS, Ms. DELAURO, Mr. BECERRA, Ms. CAR the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to BIGGERT, announced that the yeas SON, Ms. WOOLSEY, Mr. KUYKENDALL, Mr.

allow individuals greater access to had it. MEEKS of New York, Ms. MCKINNEY, Mr. HAYWORTH, Ms. SANCHEZ, Ms. BROWN of Flor health insurance through a health care

Mr. DOOLITTLE objected to the vote ida, Mr. LEVIN, Mr. JACKSON of Illinois and tax deduction, a long-term care deduc on the ground that a quorum was not Mr. PICKETT.

tion, and other health-related tax in present and not voting. H.J. Res. 56: Mr. CROWLEY. centives, to amend the Employee Re

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mrs. H. Con. Res. 30: Mr. SMITH of Texas. tirement Income Security Act of 1974

BIGGERT, pursuant to clause 8, rule H. Con. Res. 62: Mr. VENTO. H. Con. Res. 89: Mr. DINGELL, Mr. LINDER, to provide access to and choice in

XX, announced that the vote would be Mr. KLECZKA, and Mr. PASCRELL.

health care through association health postponed until later today. H. Con. Res. 120: Mr. DREIER.

plans, to amend the Public Health The point of no quorum was considH. Con. Res. 166: Mr. SCHAFFER. Service Act to create new pooling op

ered as withdrawn. H. Res. 82: Mr. KUCINICH. portunities for small employers to ob

(115.7 COMMUNICATIONS H. Res. 285: Mr. ANDREWS.

tain greater access to health coverage H. Res. 298: Mr. MCINTYRE, Ms. CARSON, Mr. HOLT, Ms. NORTON, Mr. DIXON, Mr. LUTHER,

Executive and other communicathrough Health Marts; to amend title I Mr. LUCAS of Kentucky, Mrs. CAPPS, Mr. of the Employee Retirement Income

tions, pursuant to clause 2, rule XIV, HOSTETTLER, Mr. BARTLETT of Maryland, and Security Act of 1974, title XXVII of the

were referred as follows: Ms. MCCARTHY of Missouri. Public Health Service Act, and the In

4794. A letter from the Administrator, H. Res. 325: Mr. COOK, Mr. CAPUANO, and Mr. HOUGHTON. ternal Revenue Code of 1986 to protect

Food and Nutrition Service, Department of

Agriculture, transmitting the Department's consumers in managed care plans and

final rule-School Nutrition Service: Nondis(114.30 DELETIONS OF SPONSORS FROM other health coverage; and for other

cretionary Technical Amendments (RIN: PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS purposes," requests a conference with

0584-AC01) received October 12, 1999, pursuUnder clause 7 of rule XII, sponsors

the House on the disagreeing votes of ant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee were deleted from public bills and reso

the two Houses thereon, and appoints on Agriculture. lutions as follows: Mr. JEFFORDS, Mr. GREGG, Mr. FRIST,

4795. A communication from the President H.R. 1275: Mr. COBURN. Mr. HUTCHINSON, Mr. NICKLES, Mr.

of the United States, transmitting the re

quest and availability of appropriations to H.R. 1304: Mr. COBURN. GRAMM, Mr. ENZI, Mr. KENNEDY, Mr.

enable the Department of Health and Human DODD, Mr. HARKIN, Ms. MIKULSKI, and

Services' Low Income Home Energy AssistMr. ROCKEFELLER, to be the conferees MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1999 (115)

ance Program to support the needs of New on the part of the Senate.

Jersey in the wake of Hurricane Floyd; (H. (115.1 APPOINTMENT OF SPEAKER PRO

The message also announced that the Doc. No. 106-144); to the Committee on ApTEMPORE

propriations and ordered to be printed. Senate has passed bills of the following titles in which concurrence of the

4796. A letter from the Director, Defense The House was called to order at 12:30

Procurement, Department of Defense, transHouse is requested: p.m. by the SPEAKER pro tempore,

mitting the Department's final rule-Defense Mr. BALLENGER, who laid before the

S. 548. An Act to establish the Fallen Tim Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; House the following communication:

bers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Congressional Medal of Honor [DFARS Case Historical Site in the State of Ohio.

98-D304) received October 12, 1999, pursuant WASHINGTON, DC,

S. 762. An Act to direct the Secretary of to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on October 18, 1999.

the Interior to conduct a special resource Armed Services. I hereby appoint the Honorable CASS

study to determine the national significance 4797. A letter from the Director, Defense BALLENGER to act as Speaker pro tempore on

of the Miami Circle site in the State of Flor Procurement, Department of Defense, transthis day.

ida as well as the suitability and feasibility mitting the Department's final rule-Defense J. DENNIS HASTERT,

of its inclusion in the National Park System Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Speaker of the House of Representatives.

as part of Biscayne National Park, and for Brand Name or Equal Purchase Descriptions (115.2 MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE other purposes.

[DFARS Case 99-D023] received October 12,

S. 938. An Act to eliminate restrictions on 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the A message from the Senate by Ms.

the acquisition of certain land contiguous to Committee on Armed Services. McDevitt, one of its clerks, announced Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and for 4798. A letter from the General Counsel, that the Senate had passed with other purposes.

Federal Emergency Management Agency, amendments in which the concurrence

transmitting the Agency's final rule-Ap(115.3 “MORNING-HOUR DEBATE" of the House is requested, bills of the

proval and Promulgation of State Implemen

tation Plan: Alaska [AK21–1709; FRL-6450–8] House of the following titles:

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr.

received October 13, 1999, pursuant to 5 H.R. 659. An Act to authorize appropria BALLENGER, pursuant to the order of U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on tions for the protection of Paoli and Brandy the House of Tuesday, January 19, 1999, Banking and Financial Services. wine Battlefields in Pennsylvania, to direct recognized Members for “morning-hour 4799. A letter from the General Counsel, the National Park Service to conduct a spe debate”.

Federal Emergency Management Agency, cial resource study of Paoli and Brandywine

transmitting the Agency's final rule-Final Battlefields, to authorize the Valley Forge (115.4 RECESS—12:43 P.M.

Flood Elevation Determinations-received Museum of the American Revolution at Val

October 13, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. ley Forge National Historical Park, and for

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Banking other purposes.

BALLENGER, pursuant to clause 12 of and Financial Services. H.R. 2990. An Act to amend the Internal rule I, declared the House in recess at 4800. A letter from the General Counsel, Revenue Code of 1986 to allow individuals 12 o'clock 43 minutes p.m. until 2

Federal Emergency Management Agency, greater access to health insurance through a o'clock p.m.

transmitting the Agency's final rulehealth care tax deduction, a long-term care

Changes in Flood Elevation Determination deduction, and other health-related tax in(115.5 AFTER RECESS—2 P.M.

[Docket No. FEMA-7296] received October 13, centives, to amend the Employee Retirement

1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Income Security Act of 1974 to provide access

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mrs. Committee on Banking and Financial Servto and choice in health care through associa BIGGERT, called the House to order. ices.

4801. A letter from the General Counsel, Federal Emergency Management Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule-Final Flood Elevation Determinations received October 13, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Banking and Financial Services.

4802. 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 October 12, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Education and the Workforce.

4803. A letter from the Deputy Executive Secretary to the Department, Department of Health and Human Services, transmitting the Department's final rule-Human Drugs and Biologics; Determination That Informed Consent is NOT Feasible or Is Contrary to the Best Interests of Recipients; Revocation of 1990 Interim Final Rule; Establishment of New Interim Final Rule [Docket No. 90N0302] (RIN: 0910-A89) received October 5, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4804. A letter from the Director, Office of Congressional Affairs, Office of the Secretary, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, transmitting the Commission's final ruleFinal Standard Review Plan-received October 13, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

4805. A letter from the District of Columbia Auditor, Office of the District of Columbia Auditor, transmitting a report entitled Audit of Public Service Commission Agency Fund for Fiscal Year 1998," pursuant to D.C. Code section 1-233(c)(1); to the Committee on Government Reform.

4806. A letter from the Executive Director, Committee For Purchase From People Who Are Blind Or Severely Disabled, transmitting the Committee's final rule-Additions to the Procurement List-received October 12, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Government Reform.

4807. A letter from the District of Columbia Auditor, Office of the District of Columbia Auditor, transmitting a report entitled “Audit of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3E for the period October 1, 1995 through September 30, 1998"; to the Committee on Government Reform.

4808. A letter from the General Counsel, Office of Management and Budget, transmitting the Office's final rule-Prompt Payment (RIN: 0348-AB47) received October 5, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Government Reform.

4809. A letter from the Director, Retirement and Insurance Service, Office of Insurance Programs, Office of Personnel Management, transmitting the Office's final ruleFederal Employee's Group Life Insurance Program: Court Orders (RIN: 3206-A149) received October 12, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Government Reform.

4810. A letter from the Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, transmitting the Administration's final ruleFisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Cod by Vessels Catching Pacific Cod for Processing by the Offshore Component in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska [Docket No. 9903040629062-01; I.D. 100599B] received October 13, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Resources.

4811. A letter from the Chief, Regulations Branch, Customs Service, Department of the Treasury, transmitting the Department's final rule-Interest On Underpayments And Overpayments of Customs Duties, Taxes, Fees And Interest [T.D. 99–74] (RIN: 1515

AB76) received October 8, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Ways and Means.

4812. A letter from the Chief, Regulations Branch, Customs Service, Department of the Treasury, transmitting the Department's final rule-Flights To And From Cuba [T.D. 99-71] (RIN: 1515-AC51) received October 4, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Ways and Means.

4813. A letter from the Chief, Regulations Unit, Internal Revenue Service, transmitting the Service's final rule-Administrative, Procedural, and Miscellaneous [Rev. Proc. 99-38] received October 5, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Ways and Means.

4814. A letter from the Health Affairs, Assistant Secretary of Defense, transmitting a report regarding the appropriate health care for Gulf War veterans who suffer from a Gulf War illness.; jointly to the Committees on Veterans Affairs and Armed Services. (115.8 COMMUNICATION FROM THE

CLERK—MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mrs. BIGGERT, laid before the House a communication, which was read as follows:

OFFICE OF THE CLERK,
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Washington, DC, October 15, 1999.
Hon. DENNIS HASTERT,
The Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives,

Washington, DC. DEAR MR. SPEAKER: Pursuant to the permission granted to Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on October 15, 1999 at 11:10 a.m.

That the Senate Agreed to conference report H.R. 2684; that the Senate passed without amendment H.R. 3036. With best wishes, I am Sincerely,

JEFF TRANDAHL,

Clerk of the House. | 115.9 PAOLI AND BRANDYWINE

BATTLEFIELDS Mr. DOOLITTLE moved to suspend the rules and agree to the following amendments of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 659) to authorize appropriations for the protection of Paoli and Brandywine Battlefields in Pennsylvania, to direct the National Park Service to conduct a special resource study of Paoli and Brandywine Battlefields, to authorize the Valley Forge Museum of the American Revolution at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and for other purposes:

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert: SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the Pennsylvania
Battlefields Protection Act of 1999".
TITLE IPAOLI AND BRANDYWINE

BATTLEFIELDS
SEC. 101. PAOLI BATTLEFIELD PROTECTION.

(a) PAOLI BATTLEFIELD.-The Secretary of the Interior (hereinafter referred to as the "Secretary) is authorized to provide funds to the borough of Malvern, Pennsylvania, for the acquisition of the area known as the Paoli Battlefield, located in the borough of Malvern, Pennsylvania, as generally depicted on the map entitled Paoli Battlefield" numbered 80,000 and dated April 1999 (referred to in this title as the Paoli Battlefield"). The map shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service.

(b) COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.-The Secretary shall enter into a cooperative agreement with the borough of Malvern, Pennsylvania, for the management by the borough of the Paoli Battlefield. The Secretary may provide technical assistance to the borough of Malvern to assure the preservation and interpretation of the Paoli Battlefield's resources.

(c) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.There are authorized to be appropriated $1,250,000 to carry out this section. Such funds shall be expended in the ratio of one dollar of Federal funds for each dollar of funds contributed by non-Federal sources. Any funds provided by the Secretary shall be subject to an agreement that provides for the protection of the Paoli Battlefield's resources. SEC. 102. BRANDYWINE BATTLEFIELD PROTEC

TION. (a) BRANDYWINE BATTLEFIELD.

(1) IN GENERAL.-The Secretary is authorized to provide funds to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a political subdivision of the Commonwealth, or the Brandywine Conservancy, for the acquisition, protection, and preservation of land in an area generally known as the Meetinghouse Road Corridor, located in Chester County, Pennsylvania, as depicted on a map entitled Brandywine Battlefield-Meetinghouse Road Corridor", numbered 80,000 and dated April 1999 (referred to in this title as the "Brandywine Battlefield"). The map shall be on file and available for public inspection in the appropriate offices of the National Park Service.

(2) WILLING SELLERS OR DONORS.Lands and interests in land may be acquired pursuant to this section only with the consent of the owner thereof.

(b) COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.The Secretary shall enter into a cooperative agreement with the same entity that is provided funds under subsection (a) for the management by the entity of the Brandywine Battlefield. The Secretary may also provide technical assistance to the entity to assure the preservation and interpretation of the Brandywine Battlefield's resources.

(c) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.There are authorized to be appropriated $3,000,000 to carry out this section. Such funds shall be expended in the ratio of one dollar of Federal funds for each dollar of funds contributed by non-Federal sources. Any funds provided by the Secretary shall be subject to an agreement that provides for the protection of the battlefield's resources. TITLE 11-VALLEY FORGE NATIONAL

HISTORICAL PARK SEC. 201. PURPOSE.

The purpose of this title is to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to enter into an agreement with the Valley Forge Historical Society (hereinafter referred to as the Society), to construct and operate a museum within the boundary of Valley Forge National Historical Park in cooperation with the Secretary. SEC. 202. VALLEY FORGE MUSEUM OF THE AMER

ICAN REVOLUTION AUTHORIZATION. (a) AGREEMENT AUTHORIZED.The Secretary of the Interior, in administering the Valley Forge National Historical Park, is authorized to enter into an agreement under appropriate terms and conditions with the Society to facilitate the planning, construction, and operation of the Valley Forge Museum of the American Revolution on Federal land within the boundary of Valley Forge National Historical Park.

(b) CONTENTS AND IMPLEMENTATION OF AGREEMENT.-An agreement entered into under subsection (a) shall

(1) authorize the Society to develop and operate the museum pursuant to plans developed by the Secretary and to provide at the museum appropriate and necessary programs and services to visitors to Valley Forge National Historical Park related to the story of Valley Forge and the American Revolution;

(2) only be carried out in a manner consistent with the General Management Plan and other

plans for the preservation and interpretation of (115.10 WATER RIGHTS CLAIMS OF THE of the Members present had voted in the resources and values of Valley Forge Na

CHIPPEWA CREE TRIBE

the affirmative. tional Historical Park;

Mr. DOOLITTLE moved to suspend

So, two-thirds of the Members (3) authorize the Secretary to undertake at the museum activities related to the managethe rules and pass the bill (H.R. 795) to

present having voted in favor thereof, provide for the settlement of the water

the rules were suspended and said bill, ment of Valley Forge National Historical Park, including, but not limited to, provision of appro rights claims of the Chippewa Cree

as amended, was passed.

A motion to reconsider the vote priate visitor information and interpretive facili Tribe of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, ties and programs related to Valley Forge Na and for other purposes; as amended.

whereby the rules were suspended and tional Historical Park;

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mrs.

said bill, as amended, was passed was, (4) authorize the Society, acting as a private BIGGERT, recognized Mr. DOOLITTLE

by unanimous consent, laid on

on the nonprofit organization, to engage in activities

table. and Mr. KILDEE, each for 20 minutes. appropriate for operation of the museum that

After debate,

Ordered, That the Clerk request the may include, but are not limited to, charging

The question being put, viva voce,

concurrence of the Senate in said bill. appropriate fees, conducting events, and selling merchandise, tickets, and food to visitors to the

Will the House suspend the rules and (115.13 ALIEN ADOPTION museum; pass said bill, as amended?

Mr. SMITH of Texas moved to sus(5) provide that the Society's revenues from

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mrs. the museum's facilities and services shall be BIGGERT, announced that two-thirds

pend the rules and pass the bill (H.R.

2886) to amend the Immigration and used to offset the expenses of the museum's op of the Members present had voted in eration; and

Nationality Act to provide that an the affirmative. (6) authorize the Society to occupy the mu

adopted alien who is less than 18 years

So, two-thirds of the Members seum so constructed for the term specified in the present having voted in favor thereof,

of age may be considered a child under Agreement and subject to the following terms the rules were suspended and said bill,

such Act if adopted with or after a siband conditions: as amended, was passed.

ling who is a child under such Act. (A) The conveyance by the Society to the

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mrs.

A motion to reconsider the vote United States of all right, title, and interest in whereby the rules were suspended and

BIGGERT, recognized Mr. SMITH of the museum to be constructed at Valley Forge National Historical Park. said bill, as amended, was passed was,

Texas and Mr. KILDEE, each for 20

minutes. (B) The Society's right to occupy and use the by unanimous consent laid on the

After debate, museum shall be for the exhibition, preservatable.

The question being put, viva voce, tion, and interpretation of artifacts associated Ordered, That the Clerk request the

Will the House suspend the rules and with the Valley Forge story and the American concurrence of the Senate in said bill. Revolution, to enhance the visitor experience of

pass said bill? Valley Forge National Historical Park, and to (115.11 CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mrs. conduct appropriately related activities of the NATIONAL RECREATION AREA

BIGGERT, announced that two-thirds society consistent with its mission and with the

of the Members present had voted in

Mr. DOOLITTLE moved to suspend purposes for which the Valley Forge National

the affirmative. Historical Park was established. Such right the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 2140) to

Mr. SMITH of Texas demanded that shall not be transferred or conveyed without the improve protection and management of

the vote be taken by the yeas and nays, express consent of the Secretary. the Chattahoochee River National

which demand was supported by one(C) Any other terms and conditions the SecRecreation Area in the State of Geor

fifth of the Members present, so the retary determines to be necessary. gia; as amended.

yeas and nays were ordered. SEC. 203. PRESERVATION AND PROTECTION.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mrs.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mrs. Nothing in this title authorizes the Secretary BIGGERT, recognized Mr. DOOLITTLE

BIGGERT, pursuant to clause 8, rule or the Society to take any actions in derogation and Mr. KILDEE, each for 20 minutes.

XX, announced that further proof the preservation and protection of the values After debate,

ceedings on the motion were postand resources of Valley Forge National Histor The question being put, viva voce, ical Park. An agreement entered into under sec

poned.

Will the House suspend the rules and tion 202 shall be construed and implemented in pass said bill, as amended?

(115.14 GOVERNMENTAL PENSION PLANS light of the high public value and integrity of

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mrs. the Valley Forge National Historical Park and

Mr. GEKAS moved to suspend the BIGGERT, announced that two-thirds the National Park System.

rules and pass the bill (H.R. 462) to of the Members present had voted in Amend the title so as to read:

clarify that governmental pension the affirmative. An Act to authorize appropriations for the

plans of the possessions of the United protection of Paoli and Brandywine Battlefields

Mr. DOOLITTLE demanded that the

States shall be treated in the same in Pennsylvania, to authorize the Valley Forge vote be taken by the yeas and nays,

manner as State pension plans for purMuseum of the American Revolution at Valley which demand was supported by one

poses of the limitation on the State inForge National Historical Park, and for other fifth of the Members present, so the

come taxation of pension income. purposes.yeas and nays were ordered.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mrs. The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mrs.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mrs.

BIGGERT, recognized Mr. GEKAS and BIGGERT, recognized Mr. DOOLITTLE BIGGERT, pursuant to clause 8, rule

Mr. KILDEE, each for 20 minutes. and Mr. KILDEE, each for 20 minutes. XX, announced that further pro

After debate, After debate,

ceedings on the motion were post The question being put, viva voce, The question being put, viva voce, poned.

Will the House suspend the rules and Will the House suspend the rules and (115.12 NORTH AMERICAN WETLANDS

pass said bill? agree to said amendments of the Sen

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mrs.

CONSERVATION COUNCIL ate to said bill?

BIGGERT, announced that two-thirds

Mr. DOOLITTLE moved to suspend The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mrs.

of the Members present had voted in the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 2821) to the affirmative. BIGGERT, announced that two-thirds

amend the North American Wetlands So, two-thirds of the Members of the Members present had voted in

Conservation Act to provide for apthe affirmative.

present having voted in favor thereof, pointment of 2 additional members of

the rules were suspended and said bill So, two-thirds of the Members

the North American Wetlands Con was passed. present having voted in favor thereof, servation Council; as amended.

A motion to reconsider the vote the rules were suspended and said

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mrs. whereby the rules were suspended and amendments were agreed to.

BIGGERT, recognized Mr. DOOLITTLE said bill was passed was, by unanimous A motion to reconsider to reconsider the vote

and Mr. KILDEE, each for 20 minutes. consent, laid on the table. whereby the rules were suspended and After debate,

Ordered, That the Clerk request the said Senate amendments were agreed The question being put, viva voce, concurrence of the Senate in said bill. to were, by unanimous consent, laid on Will the House suspend the rules and the table. pass said bill, as amended?

(115.15 MESSAGES FROM THE PRESIDENT Ordered, That the Clerk notify the The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mrs. Messages in writing from the PresiSenate thereof.

BIGGERT, announced that two-thirds dent of the United States were commu

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