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(3) after subparagraph (J), insert the fol “(2) because of funding provided under the with jurisdiction over education and related lowing:

Women's Educational Equity Act, more cur programs; "(K) include strategies for identifying and ricula, training, and other educational mate “(5) to assist the Assistant Secretary of eliminating gender and racial bias in in rials concerning educational equity for the Office of Educational Research and Imstructional materials, methods, and prac women and girls are available for national provement in identifying research priorities tices."'. dissemination:

related to education equity for women and After subparagraph

of section
“(3) teaching and learning practices in the

girls; and 1119A(b)(2) of the Elementary and Secondary

United States are frequently inequitable as “(6) to perform any other activities conEducation Act of 1965, as proposed to amend such practices relate to women and girls, for sistent with achieving the purposes of this ed by section 116 of the bill, insert the fol example

part. lowing (and redesignate any subsequent sub “(A) sexual harassment, particularly that “(b) GRANTS AUTHORIZED. — paragraphs accordingly): experienced by girls, undermines the ability

“(1) IN GENERAL.-The Secretary is author“(F) instruction in the ways that teachers, of schools to provide a safe and equitable

ized to make grants to, and enter into conprincipals, and guidance counselors can work learning or workplace environment;

tracts and cooperative agreements with, pubwith parents and students from groups, such

“(B) classroom textbooks and other edu

lic agencies, private nonprofit agencies, oras females and minorities which are under

cational materials do not sufficiently reflect ganizations, institutions, student groups, represented in careers in mathematics, the experiences, achievements, or concerns

community groups, and individuals, for a pescience, engineering, and technology, to enof women and, in most cases, are not written

riod not to exceed four years, tocourage and maintain the interest of such by women or persons of color;

"(A) provide grants to develop model eqstudents in these careers;"

“(C) girls do not take as many mathe

uity programs; In section 1119 A(b)(2) of the Elementary matics and science courses as boys, girls lose

“(B) provide funds for the implementation and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as proconfidence in their mathematics and science

of equity programs in schools throughout posed to amended by section 116 of the bill

the Nation; and ability as girls move through adolescence, (1) at the end of subparagraph (H) (as reand there are few women role models in the

“(C) provide grants to local educational designated), strike "and": sciences; and

agencies in communities with an historic tie (2) at the end of subparagraph (I) (as redes

“(D) the low number of girls taking higher

to a major leader in the women's sufferage ignated), strike the period and insert ";

movement to educate its students about the level computer science courses leading to and", and

significance of the community's significant technical careers, and the low degree of par(3) after subparagraph (I), insert the fol

former resident. ticipation of women in the development of lowing: education technology, will perpetuate

“(2) SUPPORT AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.—

a “(J) instruction in gender-equitable methcycle of disadvantage for girls in elementary

To achieve the purposes of this part, the Secods, techniques, and practices.".

retary is authorized to provide support and schools and secondary schools as technology Strike the matter proposed to be inserted is increasingly integrated into the class

technical assistancein section 1401(a)(3) of the Elementary and

“(A) to implement effective gender-equity room; and”. Secondary Education Act of 1965, (as pro

policies and programs at all educational lev

"(E) pregnant and parenting teenagers are posed by section 142 of the bill).

els, includingAfter the matter proposed to be inserted in at high risk for dropping out of school and

“(i) assisting educational agencies and insection 1401(a)(6) of the Elementary and Secexisting dropout prevention programs do not

stitutions to implement policies and pracadequately address the needs of such teenondary Education Act of 1965, (as proposed

tices to comply with title IX of the Eduby section 142 of the bill), add the following: agers;

cation Amendments of 1972; (7) Pregnant and parenting teenagers are "(4) efforts to improve the quality of public

"(ii) training for teachers, counselors, ada high at-risk group for dropping out of education also must include efforts to ensure

ministrators, and other school personnel, esschool and should be targeted by dropout equal access to quality education programs

pecially preschool and elementary school prevention programs.”. for all women and girls;

personnel, in gender equitable teaching and In section 1423(6) of the Elementary and

"(5) Federal support should address not

learning practices; Secondary Education Act of 1965, as proposed only research and development of innovative

"(iii) leadership training for women and to be amended by section 149 of the billmodel curricula and teaching and learning

girls to develop professional and marketable (1) after “social” insert“, health”; strategies to promote gender equity, but

skills to compete in the global marketplace, (2) after “facilities” insert ", students at should also assist schools and local commu

improve self-esteem, and benefit from exporisk of dropping out of school,"; and nities implement gender equitable practices;

sure to positive role models; (3) before the semicolon, insert “, includ

“(6) Federal assistance for gender equity “(iv) school-to-work transition programs, ing prenatal health care and nutrition servmust be tied to systemic reform, involve col

guidance and counseling activities, and other ices related to the health of the parent and laborative efforts to implement effective

programs to increase opportunities for child, parenting and child development classgender practices at the local level, and en

women and girls to enter a technologically es, child care, targeted re-entry and outreach courage parental participation; and

demanding workplace and, in particular, to programs, referrals to community resources,

"(7) excellence in education, high edu

enter highly skilled, high paying careers in and scheduling flexibility”. cational achievements and standards, and

which women and girls have been underrepIn section 1424(2) of the Elementary and the full participation of women and girls in resented: Secondary Education Act of 1965, as proposed American society, cannot be achieved with

“(v) enhancing educational and career opto be amended by section 150 of the bill, be out educational equity for women and girls. portunities for those women and girls who fore the semicolon, insert the following: “, "SEC. 5302. STATEMENT OF PURPOSES.

suffer multiple forms of discrimination, including pregnant and parenting teen “It is the purpose of this part

based on sex and on race, ethnic origin, limagers".

“(1) to promote gender equity in education ited-English proficiency, disability, socioIn section 1424(3) of the Elementary and in the United States;

economic status, or age; Secondary Education Act of 1965, as proposed “(2) to provide financial assistance to en “(vi) assisting pregnant students and stuto be amended by section 150 of the bill able educational agencies and institutions to dents rearing children to remain in or to re

(1) after “social” insert“, health,”; and meet the requirements of title IX of the Edu turn to secondary school, graduate, and pre(2) after “services” insert “, including day cational Amendments of 1972; and

pare their preschool children to start school; care,”.

"(3) to promote equity in education for “(vii) evaluating exemplary model proStrike section 152 of the bill and the women and girls who suffer from multiple grams to assess the ability of such programs amendment proposed to be made to section forms of discrimination based on sex, race, to advance educational equity for women 1426(1) of the Elementary and Secondary ethnic origin, limited-English proficiency, and girls; Education Act of 1965. disability, or age.

“(viii) introduction into the classroom of At the end of title V of the Elementary and "SEC. 5303. PROGRAMS AUTHORIZED.

textbooks, curricula, and other materials deSecondary Education Act of 1965, as proposed

“(a) IN GENERAL.-The Secretary is signed to achieve equity for women and girls; to be amended by section 201 of the bill, inauthorized

"(ix) programs and policies to address sexsert the following:

“(1) to promote, coordinate, and evaluate ual harassment and violence against women "PART C-WOMEN'S EDUCATIONAL gender equity policies, programs, activities and girls and to ensure that educational inEQUITY

and initiatives in all Federal education pro stitutions are free from threats to the safety "SEC. 5301. SHORT TITLE; FINDINGS. grams and offices;

of students and personnel; “(a) SHORT TITLE.—This part may be cited “(2) to develop, maintain, and disseminate "(x) nondiscriminatory tests of aptitude as the ‘Women's Educational Equity Act of materials, resources, analyses, and research and achievement and of alternative assess1994'.

relating to education equity for women and ments that eliminate biased assessment in“(b) FINDINGS.—The Congress finds that, girls;

struments from use; “(1) since the enactment of title IX of the “(3) to provide information and technical “(xi) programs to increase educational opEducation Amendments of 1972, women and assistance to assure the effective implemen portunities, including higher education, vogirls have made strides in educational tation of gender equity programs;

cational training, and other educational proachievement and in their ability to avail *(4) to coordinate gender equity programs grams for low-income women, including unthemselves of educational opportunities; and activities with other Federal agencies deremployed and unemployed women, and

women receiving assistance under a State program funded under part A of title IV of the Social Security Act;

"(xii) programs to improve representation of women in educational administration at all levels; and

“(xiii) planning, development and initial implementation of

"(I) comprehensive institution, or districtwide evaluation to assess the presence or absence of gender equity in educational settings;

"(II) comprehensive plans for implementation of equity programs in State and local educational agencies and institutions of higher education, including community colleges; and

“(III) innovative approaches to schoolcommunity partnerships for educational equity;

“(B) for research and development, which shall be coordinated with each of the research institutes of the Office of Educational Research and Improvement to avoid duplication of research efforts, designed to advance gender equity nationwide and to help make policies and practices in educational agencies and institutions, and local communities, gender equitable, including

"(i) research and development of innovative strategies and model training programs for teachers and other education personnel;

"(ii) the development of high quality and challenging assessment instruments that are nondiscriminatory;

"(iii) the development and evaluation of model curricula, textbooks, software, and other educational materials to ensure the absence of gender stereotyping and bias;

"(iv) the development of instruments and procedures that employ new and innovative strategies to assess whether diverse educational settings are gender equitable;

“(v) the development of instruments and strategies for evaluation, dissemination, and replication of promising or exemplary programs designed to assist local educational agencies in integrating gender equity in their educational policies and practices;

“(vi) updating high quality educational materials previously developed through awards made under this part;

“(vii) the development of policies and programs to address and prevent sexual harassment and violence to ensure that educational institutions are free from threats to safety of students and personnel;

"(viii) the development and improvement of programs and activities to increase opportunity for women, including continuing educational activities, vocational education, and programs for low-income women, including underemployed and unemployed women, and women receiving assistance under the State program funded under part A of title IV of the Social Security Act; and

"(ix) the development of guidance and counseling activities, including career education programs, designed to ensure gender equity. “SEC. 5204. APPLICATIONS.

“An application under this part shall

“(1) set forth policies and procedures that will ensure a comprehensive evaluation of the activities assisted under this part, including an evaluation of the practices, policies, and materials used by the applicant and an evaluation or estimate of the continued significance of the work of the project following completion of the award period;

“(2) where appropriate, demonstrate how funds received under this part will be used to promote the attainment of one or more of the National Education Goals;

“(3) demonstrate how the applicant will address perceptions of gender roles based on cultural differences or stereotypes;

“(4) where appropriate, describe how funds under this part will be used in a manner that

is consistent with programs under the School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994;

“(5) for applications for assistance under section 5303(b)(1), demonstrate how the applicant will foster partnerships and, where applicable, share resources with State educational agencies, local educational agencies, institutions of higher education, community-based organizations (including organizations serving women), parent, teacher, and student groups, businesses or other recipients of Federal educational funding which may include State literacy resource centers;

"(6) for applications for assistance under section 5303(b)(1), demonstrate how parental involvement in the project will be encouraged; and

"(7) for applications for assistance under section 5303(b)(1), describe plans for continuation of the activities assisted under this part with local support following completion of the grant period and termination of Federal support under this part. "SEC. 5305. CRITERIA AND PRIORITIES.

“(a) CRITERIA AND PRIORITIES.

“(1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall establish separate criteria and priorities for awards under paragraphs (1) and (2) of section 5303(b) to ensure that funds under this part are used for programs that most effectively will achieve the purposes of this part.

“(2) CRITERIA.—The criteria described in subsection (a) may include the extent to which the activities assisted under this part

“(A) address the needs of women and girls of color and women and girls with disabilities;

“(B) meet locally defined and documented educational equity needs and priorities, including compliance with title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972;

"(C) are a significant component of a comprehensive plan for educational equity and compliance with title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 in the particular school district, institution of higher education, vocational-technical institution, or other educational agency or institution; and

“(D) implement an institutional change strategy with long-term impact that will continue as a central activity of the applicant after the grant under this part has terminated.

“(b) PRIORITIES.—In approving applications under this part, the Secretary may give special consideration to applications

“(1) submitted by applicants that have not received assistance under this part or under part C of title IX of this Act (as such part was in effect on October 1, 1988);

"(2) for projects that will contribute significantly to directly improving teaching and learning practices in the local community; and

"(3) for projects that will

“(A) provide for a comprehensive approach to enhancing gender equity in educational institutions and agencies;

“(B) draw on a variety of resources, including the resources of local educational agencies, community-based organizations, institutions of higher education, and private organizations;

“(C) implement a strategy with long-term impact that will continue as a central activity of the applicant after the grant under this part has terminated;

“(D) address issues of national significance that can be duplicated; and

“(E) address the educational needs of women and girls who suffer multiple or compound discrimination based on sex and on race, ethnic origin, disability, or age.

"(c) SPECIAL RULE.—To the extent feasible, the Secretary shall ensure that grants awarded under this part for each fiscal year address,

“(1) all levels of education, including preschool, elementary and secondary education, higher education, vocational education, and adult education;

“(2) all regions of the United States; and

(3) urban, rural, and suburban educational institutions.

“(d) COORDINATION.—Research activities supported under this part

“(1) shall be carried out in consultation with the Office of Educational Research and Improvement to ensure that such activities are coordinated with and enhance the research and development activities supported by the Office; and

“(2) may include collaborative research activities which are jointly funded and carried out with the Office of Educational Research and Improvement.

"(e) LIMITATION.-Nothing in this part shall be construed as prohibiting men and boys from participating in any programs or activities assisted with funds under this part. "SEC. 5306. REPORT.

"The Secretary, not later than January 1, 2004, shall submit to the President and Congress a report on the status of educational equity for girls and women in the Nation. "SEC. 5307. ADMINISTRATION. (a) EVALUATION; DISSEMINATION;

REPORT.—The Secretary

“(1) shall evaluate, in accordance with section 14701, materials and programs developed under this part;

“(2) shall disseminate materials and programs developed under this part; and

"(3) shall report to Congress regarding such evaluation, materials, and programs not later than January 1, 2003.

“(b) PROGRAM OPERATIONS.—The Secretary shall ensure that the activities assisted under this part are administered within the Department by a person who has recognized professional qualifications and experience in the field of gender equity education. "SEC. 5308. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIA

TIONS. “For the purpose of carrying out this part, there are authorized to be appropriated $5,000,000 for fiscal year 2000 and such sums as may be necessary for each of the 4 succeeding fiscal years, of which not less than 23 of the amount appropriated under this section for each fiscal year shall be available to carry out the activities described in section 5303(b)(1).”. It was decided in the Yeas

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thereon, for printing in the Record
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under the rule.
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Stearns

(117.20 WAIVING POINTS OF ORDER
Linder
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Stump
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Radanovich Sununu

AGAINST THE CONFERENCE REPORT TO
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Riley
Talent

ACCOMPANY H.R. 2466
McKeon
Rogan

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Mr. HASTINGS of Washington, by di-
Miller (FL) Rohrabacher Taylor (NC) rection of the Committee on Rules, re-
Nethercutt Roukema

Thornberry

ported (Rept. No. 106–407) the resoluNorwood

Ryun (KS) Thune
Nussle
Salmon
Tiahrt

tion (H. Res. 337) waiving points of
Oxley
Sanford
Toomey

order against the conference report to
Packard
Schaffer
Vitter

accompany the bill (H.R. 2466) making
Paul
Shadegg
Wicker

appropriations for the Department of NOT VOTING–11

the Interior and related agencies for
Blunt
Jefferson
McIntosh

the fiscal year ending September 30, Calvert

Lewis (GA) Scarborough 2000, and for other purposes.
Camp
Lipinski
Shuster

When said resolution and report were
Gutierrez McCarthy (NY)

referred to the House Calendar and or-
So the amendment was agreed to. dered printed.
After some further time,

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. (117.21 PROVIDING FOR THE
ISAKSON, assumed the Chair.

CONSIDERATION OF H.R. 2300
When Mrs. BIGGERT, Acting Chair-

Mr. HASTINGS of Washington, by diman, reported that the Committee,

rection of the Committee on Rules, rehaving had under consideration said

ported (Rept. No. 106 408) the resolubill, had come to no resolution thereon.

tion (H. Res. 338) providing for consid(117.17 MESSAGE FROM THE

eration of the bill (H.R. 2300) to allow a PRESIDENT—NATIONAL EMERGENCY

State to combine certain funds to imWITH RESPECT TO COLOMBIA

prove the academic achievement of all

its students. NARCOTICS TRAFFICKERS

When said resolution and report were The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr.

referred to the House Calendar and orISAKSON, laid before the House a mes

dered printed.
sage from the President, which was
read as follows:

(117.22 SENATE BILL REFERRED
To the Congress of the United States:

A bill of the Senate of the following As required by section 401(c) of the title was taken from the Speaker's National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. table and, under the rule, referred as 1641(c), and section 204(c) of the Inter follows: national Emergency Economic Powers S. 1652. An Act to designate the Old ExecuAct (IEEPA), 50 U.S.C. 1703(c), I trans tive Office Building located at 17th Street mit herewith a 6-month periodic report

and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, in Washon the national emergency with re

ington, District of Columbia, as the Dwight spect to significant narcotics traf

D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building; to fickers centered in Colombia that was

the Committee on Transportation and Infra

structure.
declared in Executive Order 12978 of Oc-
tober 21, 1995.

(117.23 ENROLLED BILL SIGNED
WILLIAM J. CLINTON.

Mr. THOMAS, from the Committee THE WHITE HOUSE, October 20, 1999.

on House Administration, reported By unanimous consent, the message, that that committee had examined and together with the accompanying pa found truly enrolled a bill of the House pers, was referred to the Committee on

of the following title, which was thereInternational Relations and ordered to upon signed by the Speaker: be printed (H. Doc. 106-147).

H.R. 2841. An Act to amend the Revised Or

ganic Act of the Virgin Islands to provide for (117.18 FURTHER MESSAGE FROM THE

greater fiscal autonomy consistent with SENATE

other United States jurisdictions, and for A further message from the Senate

other purposes. by Mr. Lundregan, one of its clerks, an

(117.24 BILL PRESENTED TO THE nounced that the Senate agrees to the

PRESIDENT report of the Committee of Conference

Mr. THOMAS, from the Committee on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendment of the Sen

on House Administration, reported ate to the bill (H.R. 2670) “An Act mak

that that committee did on this day ing appropriations for the Departments

present to the President, for his apof Commerce, Justice, and State, the

proval, a bill of the House of the fol

lowing title:
Judiciary, and related agencies for the
fiscal year ending September 30, 2000,

H.R. 659. To authorize appropriations for and for other purposes.”.

the protection of Paoli and Brandywine Bat

tlefields in Pennsylvania, to authorize the (117.19 SUBMISSION OF CONFERENCE

Valley Forge Museum of the American Revo

lution at Valley Forge National Historical REPORT-H.R. 2466

Park, and for other purposes.
Mr. REGULA submitted a conference
report (Rept. No. 106 406) on the bill

(117.25 BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS (H.R. 2466) making appropriations for

APPROVED the Department of the Interior and re The President notified the Clerk of lated agencies for the fiscal year end the House that on the following dates ing September 30, 2000, and for other he had approved and signed bills and purposes; together with a statement joint resolutions of the following titles:

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March 5, 1999: H.R. 433, An Act to restore the management and personnel authority of the Mayor of the District of Columbia.

March 15, 1999: H.R. 882, An Act to nullify any reservation of funds during fiscal year 1999 for guaranteed loans under the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act for qualified beginning farmers or ranchers, and for other purposes.

March 25, 1999: H.R. 540, An Act to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to prohibit transfers or discharges of residents of nursing facilities as a result of a voluntary withdrawal from participation in the Medicaid Program.

March 30, 1999: H.R. 808, An Act to extend for 6 additional months the period for which chapter 12 of title 11, United States Code, is reenacted.

April 1, 1999: H.R. 1212, An Act to protect producers of agricultural commodities who applied for a Crop Revenue Coverage PLUS supplemental endorsement for the 1999 crop year.

April 5, 1999: H.R. 68, An Act to amend section 20 of the Small Business Act and make technical corrections in title III of the Small Business Investment Act.

H.R. 92, An Act to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 251 North Main Street in WinstonSalem, North Carolina, as the “Hiram H. Ward Federal Building and United States Courthouse”.

H.R. 158, An Act to designate the United States courthouse located at 316 North 26th Street in Billings, Montana, as the "James F. Battin United States Courthouse''.

H.R. 233, An Act to designate the Federal building located at 700 East San Antonio Street in El Paso, Texas, as the “Richard C. White Federal Building”.

H.R. 396, An Act to designate the Federal building located at 1301 Clay Street in Oakland, California, as the "Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building".

April 6, 1999: H.J. Res. 26, Joint Resolution providing for the reappointment of Barber B. Conable, Jr. as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.

H.J. Res. 27, Joint Resolution providing for the reappointment of Dr. Hanna H. Gray as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.

H.J. Res. 28, Joint Resolution providing for the reappointment of Wesley S. Williams, Jr. as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.

H.R. 774, An Act to amend the Small Business Act to change the conditions of participation and provide an authorization of appropriations for the women's business center program.

April 8, 1999: H.R. 171, An Act to authorize appropriations for the Coastal Heritage Trail Route in New Jersey, and for other purposes.

H.R. 705, An Act to make technical corrections with respect to the monthly reports submitted by the Postmaster General on official mail of the House of Representatives.

April 9, 1999: H.R. 193, An Act to designate a portion of the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Rivers as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

April 19, 1999: H.R. 1376, An Act to extend the tax benefits available with respect to services performed in a combat zone to services performed in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia/ Montenegro) and certain other areas, and for other purposes.

April 27, 1999: H.R. 440, An Act to make technical corrections to the Microloan Program.

H.R. 911, An Act to designate the Federal building located at 310 New Bern Avenue in Raleigh, North Carolina, as the "Terry Sanford Federal Building'.

April 29, 1999: H.R. 800, An Act to provide for education flexibility partnerships.

May 21, 1999: H.R. 432, An Act to designate the North/ South Center as the Dante B. Fascell NorthSouth Center.

H.R. 669, An Act to amend the Peace Corps Act to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2000 through 2003 to carry out that Act, and for other purposes.

H.R. 1141, An Act making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1999, and for other purposes.

June 1, 1999: H.R. 1034, An Act to declare a portion of the James River and Kanawha Canal in Richmond, Virginia, to be nonnavigable waters of the United States for purposes of title 46, United States Code, and the other maritime laws of the United States.

June 7, 1999: H.R. 1121, An Act to designate the Federal Building and United States courthouse located at 18 Greenville Street in Newnan, Georgia, as the "Lewis R. Morgan Federal Building and United States Courthouse".

June 8, 1999: H.R. 1183, An Act to amend the Fastner Quality Act to strengthen the protection against the sale of mismarked misrepresented, and counterfeit fasteners and eliminate unnecessary requirements, and for other purposes.

June 15, 1999: H.R. 1379, An Act to amend the Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplementary Appropriations Act, 1999, to make a technical correction relating to international narcotics control assistance.

June 25, 1999: H.R. 435, An Act to make miscellaneous and technical changes to various trade laws, and for other purposes.

July 20, 1999: H.R. 775, An Act to establish certain procedures for civil actions brought for damages relating to the failure of any device or system to process or otherwise deal with the transition from the year 1999 to the year 2000, and for other purposes.

July 22, 1999: H.R. 4, An Act to declare it to be the policy of the United States to deploy a national missile defense.

July 28, 1999: H.R. 2035, An Act to correct errors in the authorities of certain programs administered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

August 10, 1999: H.R. 66, An Act to preserve the cultural resources of the Route 66 corridor and to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to provide assistance.

August 11, 1999: H.R. 2565, An Act to clarify the quorum requirement for the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

August 17, 1999: H.R. 211, An Act to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 920 West Riverside Avenue in Spokane, Washington, as the "Thomas S. Foley United States Courthouse”, and the plaza at the south entrance of such building and courthouse as the “Walter F. Horan Plaza”.

H.R. 1219, An Act to amend the Miller Act, relating to payment protections for persons providing labor and materials for Federal construction projects.

H.R. 1568, An Act to provide technical, financial, and procurement assistance to vet

eran owned small businesses, and for other purposes.

H.R. 1664, An Act providing emergency authority for guarantees of loans to qualified steel and iron ore companies and to qualified oil and gas companies, and for other purposes.

H.R. 2465, An Act making appropriations for military construction, family housing, and base realignment and closure for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and for other purposes.

September 24, 1999: H.R. 457, An Act to amend title 5, United States Code, to increase the amount of leave time available to a Federal employee in any year in connection with serving as an organ donor, and for other purposes.

September 29, 1999: H.J. Res. 34, Joint resolution congratulating and commending the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

H.R. 1905, An Act making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and for the other purposes.

H.R. 2490, An Act making appropriations for the Treasury Department, the United States Postal Service, the Executive Office of the President, and certain Independent Agencies, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and for other purposes.

H.R. 2605, An Act making appropriations for energy and water development for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and for other purposes.

September 30, 1999: H.J. Res. 68, Joint resolution making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2000, and for other purposes.

October 5, 1999: H.R. 2981, An Act to extend energy conservation programs under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act through March 31, 2000.

October 9, 1999: H.R. 2084, An Act making appropriations for the Department of Transportation and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and for other purposes.

October 19, 1999: H.R. 3036, An Act to restore motor carrier safety enforcement authority to the Department of Transportation.

October 20, 1999: H.R. 2684, An Act 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. (117.26 SENATE BILLS APPROVED

The President notified the Clerk of the House that on the following dates he had approved and signed bills of the Senate of the following titles:

March 23, 1999: S. 447, An Act to deem as timely filed, and process for payment, the applications submitted by the Dodson School Districts for certain Impact Aid payments for fiscal year 1999.

March 31, 1999: S. 643, An Act to authorize the Airport Improvement Program for 2 months, and for other purposes.

April 2, 1999: S. 314, An Act to provide for a loan guarantee program to address the Year 2000 computer problems of small business concerns, and for other purposes.

April 27, 1999: S. 388, An Act to authorize the establishment of a disaster mitigation pilot program in the Small Business Administration.

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May 4, 1999:

October 6, 1999:

(117.30 PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS S. 531, An Act to authorize the President to S. 293, An Act to direct the Secretaries of

Under clause 2 of rule XII, public award a gold medal on behalf of the Congress Agriculture and Interior to convey certain

bills and resolutions were introduced to Rosa Parks in recognition of her contribu lands in San Juan County, New Mexico, to tions to the Nation. San Juan College.

and severally referred, as follows: May 13, 1999; S. 944, An Act to amend Public Law 105–188

By Mr. HYDE: S. 453, An Act to designate the Federal to provide for the mineral leasing of certain H.R. 3111. A bill to exempt certain reports building located at 709 West 9th Street in Ju Indian lands in Oklahoma.

from automatic elimination and sunset purneau, Alaska, as the “Hurff A. Saunders Fed

S. 1072, An Act to make certain technical

suant to the Federal Reports Elimination eral Building”.

and other corrections relating to the Centen and Sunset Act of 1995; to the Committee on S. 460, An Act to designate the United

nial of Flight Commemoration Act (36 U.S.C. the Judiciary. States courthouse located at 401 South 143 note; 112 Stat. 3486 et seq.).

By Mr. MCINNIS: Michigan Street in South Bend, Indiana, as

October 9, 1999:

H.R. 3112. A bill to amend the Colorado Ute the "Robert K. Rodibaugh United States

S. 1606, An Act to extend for 9 additional

Indian Water Rights Settlement Act to proBankruptcy Courthouse”. months the period for which chapter 12 of

vide for a final settlement of the claims of August 2, 1999: title 11, United States Code, is reenacted.

the Colorado Ute Indian Tribes, and for other S. 361, An Act to direct the Secretary of

October 12, 1999:

purposes; to the Committee on Resources. the Interior to transfer to John R. and MarS. 249, An Act to provide funding for the

By Mrs. WILSON (for herself, Mr. garet J. Lowe of Big Horn County, Wyoming National Center for Missing and Exploited

GREEN of Texas, Mr. BAKER, Mr. BARcertain land so as to correct an error in the Children, to reauthorize the Runaway and

RETT of Wisconsin, Mr. BLUNT, Mr. patent issued to their predecessors in interHomeless Youth Act, and for other purposes.

BOUCHER, Mrs. CUBIN, Mr. DEAL of est.

October 19, 1999:

Georgia, Mr. EHRLICH, Mr. ENGLISH, S. 449, An Act to direct the Secretary of

Mr.

Mr. GILLMOR,
S. 559. An Act to designate the Federal

GORDON, Mr. the Interior to transfer to the personal repbuilding located at 300 East 8th Street in

GREENWOOD, Mr. HASTINGS of Washresentative of the estate of Fred Steffens of Austin, Texas, as the “J.J. “Jake' Pickle

ington, Mr. KLINK, Mr. LUTHER, Ms. Big Horn County, Wyoming, certain land Federal Building".

MCCARTHY of Missouri, Mr. comprising the Steffens family property.

MCINTOSH, Mr. OXLEY, Mr. ROGAN, August 5, 1999:

Mr. (117.27 LEAVE OF ABSENCE

SANDLIN, Mr. SAWYER, Mr. S. 604, An Act to direct the Secretary of

SHIMKUS, Mr. STEARNS, Mr. STRICKAgriculture to complete a land exchange By unanimous consent, leave of ab

LAND, and Mr. STUPAK): with Georgia Power Company.

sence was granted to Mr. RUSH, for H.R. 3113. A bill to protect individuals, S. 880, An Act to amend the Clean Air Act today.

families, and Internet service providers from to remove flammable fuels from the list of

And then,

unsolicited and unwanted electronic mail; to substances with respect to which reporting

the Committee on Commerce. and other activities are required under the (117.28 ADJOURNMENT

By Ms. GRANGER: risk management plan program, and for

H.R. 3114. A bill to amend title XVIII of the other purposes.

On motion of Mr. CUNNINGHAM, at Social Security Act to revise the update facS. 1258, An Act to authorize funds for the 9 o'clock and 44 minutes p.m., the tor used in making payments to PPS hospayment of salaries and expenses of the Pat House adjourned.

pitals under the Medicare Program; to the ent and Trademark Office, and for other pur

Committee on Ways and Means. poses. (117.29 REPORTS OF COMMITTEES ON

By Mr. ISTOOK (for himself, Mr. S. 1259, An Act to amend the Trademark PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

DICKEY, and Mr. WICKER): Act of the 1946 relating to dilution of famous

H.R. 3115. A bill to amend the Public marks, and for other purposes.

Under clause 2 of rule XIII, reports of Health Service Act with respect to the operS. 1260, An Act to make technical correc committees were delivered to the Clerk ation by the National Institutes of Health of tions in title 17, United States Code, and for printing and reference to the proper

an experimental program to stimulate comother laws. calendar, as follows:

petitive research; to the Committee on ComAugust 13, 1999:

merce. S. 1543, An Act to amend the Agricultural Mr. YOUNG of Alaska: Committee on Re

By Mr. KOLBE (for himself and Mr. Adjustment Act of 1938 to release and prosources. H.R. 2970. A bill to prescribe certain

MATSUI): tect the release of tobacco production and terms for the resettlement of the people of

H.R. 3116. A bill to promote openess, transmarketing information. Rongelap Atoll due to conditions created at

parency, and efficiency in international govAugust 17, 1999: Rongelap during United States administra

ernment procurement

through capacity S. 507, An Act to provide for the conservation of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Is

building and, where appropriate, third-party tion and development of water and related lands, and for other purposes (Rept. No. 106

procurement monitoring, and for other purresources, to authorize the United States 404). Referred to the Committee of the whole

poses; to the Committee on Banking and FiArmy Corps of Engineers to construct varHouse on the State of the Union.

nancial Services, and in addition to the Comious projects for improvements to rivers and

Mr. YOUNG of Alaska: Committee on Re

mittee on International Relations, for a peharbors of the United States, and for other sources. H.R. 970. A bill to authorize the Sec

riod to be subsequently determined by the purposes. retary of the Interior to provide assistance

Speaker, in each case for consideration of S. 606, An Act for the relief of Global Ex to the Perkins County Rural Water System,

such provisions as fall within the jurisdicploration and Development Corporation, Inc., for the construction of water supply fa

tion of the committee concerned. Kerr-McGee Corporation, and Kerr-McGee cilities in Perkins County, South Dakota;

By Mrs. MALONEY of New York: Chemical, LLC (successor to Kerr-McGee with an amendment (Rept. No. 106_405). Re

H.R. 3117. A bill to amend the Truth in Chemical Corporation), and for other pur

ferred to the Committee of the Whole House Lending Act to require 90 days notice before poses. on the State of the Union.

changing the annual percentage rate of inS. 1546, An Act to amend the International

Mr. REGULA: Committee of Conference.

terest applicable on any credit card account Religious Freedom Act of 1998 to provide ad Conference report on H.R. 2466. A bill mak or before changing the index used to deterditional administrative authorities to the ing appropriations for the Department of the

mine such rate, and for other purposes; to United State Commission on International Interior and related agencies for the fiscal the Committee on Banking and Financial Religious Freedom, and to make technical year ending September 30, 2000, and for other

Services. corrections to that Act, and for other pur purposes (Rept. No. 106-406). Ordered to be

By Mr. MCHUGH (for himself and Mr. poses. printed.

PETERSON of Minnesota): September 29, 1999:

Mr. HASTINGS of Washington: Committee H.R. 3118. A bill to direct the Secretary of S. 1637, An Act to extend through the end on Rules. House Resolution 337. Resolution the Interior to issue regulations under the of the current fiscal year certain expiring waiving points of order against the con Migratory Bird Treaty Act that authorize Federal Aviation Administration authoriza ference report to accompany the bill (H.R. States to establish hunting seasons for doutions.

2466) making appropriations for the Depart ble-crested cormorants; to the Committee on Octobr 1, 1999:

ment of the Interior and related agencies for Resources. S. 380, An Act to reauthorize the Congres the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and

By Mr. NEAL of Massachusetts: sional Award Act.

for other purposes (Rept. No. 106 407). Re H.R. 3119. A bill to amend the Internal RevOctober 5, 1999: ferred to the House Calendar.

enue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross inS. 1059, An Act to authorize appropriations Ms. PRYCE of Ohio: Committee on Rules. come certain stipends paid as part of a State for fiscal year 2000 for military activities of House Resolution 338. Resolution providing program under which individuals who have the Department of Defense, for military con for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2300) to attained age 60 perform essentially volunteer struction, and for defense activities of the allow a State to combine certain funds to services specified by the program; to the Department of Energy, to prescribe per improve the academic achievement of all its Committee on Ways and Means. sonnel strengths for such fiscal year for the students (Rept. No. 106-408). Referred to the

By Mr. TRAFICANT (for himself and Armed Forces, and for other purposes. House Calendar.

Mr. BURTON of Indiana):

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