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and said bill, as amended, was not passed.

Wamp
Watts (OK)

Weldon (PA)
Watkins
Weiner

Wynn 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.

Rogan
Rogers
Rohrabacher
Ros-Lehtinen
Roukema
Royce
Ryan (WI)
Ryun (KS)
Sanchez
Sanford
Saxton
Schaffer
Sensenbrenner
Shadegg
Shaw
Shays
Sherman
Sherwood
Shimkus
Shuster

Thune
Tiahrt
Towns
Traficant
Turner
Udall (CO)
Upton
Vitter
Walden
Walsh
Weldon (FL)
Weller
Weygand
Whitfield
Wicker
Wilson
Wolf
Wu
Young (AK)
Young (FL)

(123.28 H.R. 1714—UNFINISHED BUSINESS

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. BARTON, pursuant to clause 8, rule XX, announced the further unfinished business to be the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 1714) to facilitate the use of electronic records and signatures in interstate or foreign commerce; as amended.

The question being put,

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

The vote was taken by electronic device. It was decided in the Yeas

234 negative

Nays 122

Simpson Sisisky Skeen Smith (MI) Smith (NJ) Smith (TX) Snyder Souder Spence Stearns Stenholm Stump Sununu Tancredo Tauscher Tauzin Terry Thomas Thompson (CA) Thornberry

NAYS—122
Gephardt
Gonzalez
Hall (OH)
Hastings (FL)
Hill (IN)
Hinchey
Hoeffel
Hoyer
Jackson (IL)
John
Johnson, E. B.
Kanjorski
Kaptur
Kildee
Kilpatrick
Kleczka
Kucinich
La Falce
Lampson
Lantos
Lee
Levin
Lewis (GA)
Luther
Maloney (NY)
Markey
Martinez
Mascara
Matsui
McCarthy (MO)
McDermott
McGovern
Meehan
Meek (FL)
Meeks (NY)
Menendez
Millender-

McDonald
Miller, George
Mollohan
Murtha

Abercrombie
Ackerman
Allen
Andrews
Baird
Baldacci
Baldwin
Barrett (WI)
Becerra
Bentsen
Berman
Berry
Bonior
Borski
Brady (PA)
Brown (FL)
Brown (OH)
Capuano
Cardin
Chenoweth-Hage
Clayton
Clyburn
Conyers
Cummings
Davis (IL)
DeFazio
DeGette
DeLauro
Deutsch
Dicks
Dingell
Dixon
Duncan
Edwards
Engel
Evans
Farr
Fattah
Filner
Ford
Frank (MA)

......

s123.30 PROVIDING FOR DISAGREEING TO

THE AMENDMENT OF THE SENATE AND
AGREEING TO A CONFERENCE ON H.R.

2990 Mr. GOSS, by direction of the Committee on Rules, reported (Rept. No. 106-430) the resolution (H. Res. 348) agreeing to the conference requested by the Senate on the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 2990) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow individuals greater access to health insurance through a health care tax deduction, a long-term care deduction, and other health-related tax incentives, to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to provide access to and choice in health care through association health plans, to amend the Public Health Service Act to create new pooling opportunities for small employers to obtain greater access to health coverage through Health Marts; to amend title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to protect consumers in managed care plans and other health coverage, and for other purposes.

When said resolution and report were referred to the House Calendar and ordered printed.

123.29

Nadler
Oberstar
Obey
Olver
Ortiz
Pallone
Pascrell
Pastor
Paul
Payne
Phelps
Pomeroy
Rahall
Rangel
Reyes
Rivers
Rodriguez
Rothman
Roybal-Allard
Rush
Sawyer
Schakowsky
Scott
Skelton
Slaughter
Spratt
Stark
Strickland
Tanner
Thurman
Tierney
Udall (NM)
Velazquez
Vento
Visclosky
Waters
Watt (NC)
Waxman
Wexler
Wise
Woolsey

[Roll No. 552]

Aderholt
Armey
Bachus
Ballenger
Barcia
Barrett (NE)
Bartlett
Barton
Bass
Bateman
Bereuter
Biggert
Bilbray
Bilirakis
Bliley
Blumenauer
Blunt
Boehlert
Bonilla
Bono
Boswell
Boucher
Boyd
Brady (TX)
Bryant
Burr
Burton
Buyer
Callahan
Calvert
Camp
Campbell
Canady
Cannon
Capps
Castle
Chabot
Clement
Coble
Combest
Condit
Cox
Cramer
Crane
Crowley
Cunningham
Davis (FL)
Davis (VA)
DeMint
Diaz-Balart
Dickey
Doggett
Dooley
Doolittle
Dreier
Dunn
Ehlers
Ehrlich

YEAS-234
Emerson
English
Eshoo
Etheridge
Ewing
Fletcher
Foley
Fowler
Franks (NJ)
Frelinghuysen
Frost
Gallegly
Gekas
Gibbons
Gilchrest
Gillmor
Gilman
Goode
Goodlatte
Gordon
Goss
Graham
Granger
Green (TX)
Green (WI)
Gutknecht
Hall (TX)
Hansen
Hastings (WA)
Hayes
Hefley
Herger
Hill (MT)
Hilleary
Hobson
Hoekstra
Holt
Hooley
Horn
Hostettler
Hunter
Hutchinson
Hyde
Inslee
Isakson
Istook
Jenkins
Johnson (CT)
Johnson, Sam
Jones (NC)
Kasich
Kelly
Kind (WI)
King (NY)
Kingston

ollenberg
Kolbe
Kuykendall

LaHood
Larson
Latham
La Tourette
Lazio
Leach
Lewis (CA)
Lewis (KY)
Linder
LoBiondo
Lofgren
Lucas (KY)
Lucas (OK)
Maloney (CT)
Manzullo
McCarthy (NY)
McCollum
McCrery
McHugh
McInnis
McIntosh
McKeon
Metcalf
Miller (FL)
Miller, Gary
Minge
Moore
Moran (KS)
Moran (VA)
Morella
Napolitano
Nethercutt
Ney
Northup
Norwood
Nussle
Ose
Oxley
Packard
Pease
Pelosi
Peterson (MN)
Peterson (PA)
Petri
Pickering
Pickett
Pitts
Pombo
Porter
Portman
Price (NC)
Quinn
Radanovich
Ramstad
Regula

ynol
Riley
Roemer

(123.31 BILL AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS

PRESENTED TO THE PRESIDENT Mr. THOMAS, from the Committee on House Administration reported that that committee did on the following dates present to the President, for his approval, a bill and joint resolutions of the House of the following titles:

On October 27, 1999: H.R. 1175. To locate and secure the return of Zachary Baumel, a United States citizen, and other Israeli soldiers missing in action.

H.J. Res. 62. To grant the consent of Congress to the boundary change between Georgia and South Carolina.

On October 28. 1999: H.J. Res. 73. Making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2000, and for other purposes.

NOT VOTING—77
Archer
Gejdenson

Neal
Baker
Goodling

Owens
Barr

Greenwood Pryce (OH)
Berkley
Gutierrez

Sabo
Bishop
Hayworth

Salmon
Blagojevich Hilliard

Sanders
Boehner
Hinojosa

Sandlin
Carson
Holden

Scarborough
Chambliss
Houghton

Serrano
Clay
Hulshof

Sessions
Coburn

Jackson-Lee Shows Collins

(TX)

Smith (WA)
Cook
Jefferson

Stabenow
Cooksey

Jones (OH) Stupak
Costello
Kennedy

Sweeney
Coyne
Klink

Talent
Cubin
Largent

Taylor (MS)
Danner
Lipinski

Taylor (NC)
Deal
Lowey

Thompson (MS)
Delahunt
McIntyre

Toomey
DeLay
McKinney

Wamp
Doyle
McNulty

Watkins
Everett
Mica

Watts (OK)
Forbes
Mink

Weiner
Fossella
Moakley

Weldon (PA)
Ganske
Myrick

Wynn The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. BARTON, announced that two-thirds of the Members present had not voted in the affirmative.

So, less than two-thirds of the Members present having voted in favor thereof, the rules were not suspended

s123.32 LEAVE OF ABSENCE

By unanimous consent, leave of absence was granted

To Ms. BERKLEY, for today;
To Mr. STUPAK, for today;

To Ms. CARSON, for today and November 2;

To Mr. MCNULTY, for today and November 2;

To Mr. HAYWORTH, for today;
To Ms. JACKSON-LEE, for today;

To Mr. HULSHOF, for today and November 2;

To Mr. TOOMEY, for today; and
To Mr. OWENS, for today.
And then,

(123.33 ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Mr. HOEKSTRA, at 8 o'clock and 36 minutes p.m., the House adjourned.

training of individuals a President-elect intends to nominate as department heads or appoint to key positions in the Executive Office of the President (Rept. No. 106-432). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union.

(123.34 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. YOUNG of Alaska: Committee on Resources. H.R. 359. A bill to clarify the intent of Congress in Public Law 93 632 to require the Secretary of Agriculture to continue to provide for the maintenance and operation of 18 concrete dams and weirs that were located in the Emigrant Wilderness at the time the wilderness area was designated in that Public Law (Rept. No. 106 425). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union.

Mr. YOUNG of Alaska: Committee on Resources. H.R. 1235. A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to enter into contracts with the Solano County Water Agency, California, to use Solano Project facilities for impounding, storage, and carriage of nonproject water for domestic, municipal, industrial, and other beneficial purposes (Rept. No. 106-426). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union.

Mr. YOUNG of Alaska: Committee on Resources. H.R. 2737. A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey to the State of Illinois certain Federal land associated with the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail to be used as an historic and interpretive site along the trail; with an amendment (Rept. No. 106-427). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union.

Mr. YOUNG of Alaska: Committee on Resources. House Concurrent Resolution 189. Resolution expressing the sense of the Congress regarding the wasteful and unsportsmanlike practice known as shark finning; with an amendment (Rept. No. 106-428). Referred to the House Calendar.

Mr. BLILEY: Committee on Commerce. H.R. 2418. A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend programs relating to organ procurement and transplantation; with an amendment (Rept. No. 106-429). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union.

Mr. GOSS: Committee on Rules. House Resolution 348. Resolution agreeing to the conference requested by the Senate on the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 2990) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow individuals greater access to health insurance through a health care tax deduction, a long-term care deduction, and other health-related tax incentives, to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to provide access to and choice in health care through association health plans, to amend the Public Health Service Act to create new pooling opportunities for small employers to obtain greater access to health coverage through HealthMarts; to amend title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to protect consumers in managed care plans and other health coverage, and for other purposes (Rept. No. 106-430). Referred to the House Calendar.

Mr. BURTON: Committee on Government Reform. H.R. 170. A bill to require certain notices in any mailing using a game of chance for the promotion of a product or service, and for other purposes; with an amendment (Rept. No. 106-431). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union.

Mr. BURTON: Committee on Government Reform. H.R. 3137. A bill to amend the Presidential Transition Act of 1963 to provide for

s123.35 PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

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

By Mrs. MORELLA (for herself, Mr.

DAVIS of Virginia, Mr. CUMMINGS, Mr.

MORAN of Virginia, and Ms. NORTON): H.R. 3185. A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to establish a new method for fixing rates of basic pay for administrative appeals judges, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Government Reform.

By Mr. BURR of North Carolina: H.R. 3186. A bill to restrict the authority of the Federal Communications Commission to review mergers and to impose conditions on licenses and other authorizations assigned or transferred in the course of mergers or other transactions subject to review by the Department of Justice or the Federal Trade Commission; 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. CALVERT: H.R. 3187. A bill to amend the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 to temporarily continue authority relating to transfers of certain surplus property to State and local governments for law enforcement and emergency reponse purposes; to the Committee on Government Reform.

By Mr. HALL of Ohio: H.R. 3188. A bill to provide for the disclosure of the source of gem-quality diamonds and gem-quality diamond products imported into and sold in the United States; to the Committee on Commerce.

By Mr. GARY MILLER of California: H.R. 3189. A bill to designate the United States post office located at 14071 Peyton Drive in Chino Hills, California, as the “Joseph Ileto Post Office''; to the Committee on Government Reform.

By Mr. PETERSON of Pennsylvania: H.R. 3190. A bill to establish the Oil Region National Heritage Area; to the Committee on Resources.

By Mr. SAXTON: H.R. 3191. A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act relating to marine sanitation devices; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

By Mr. WALSH (for himself, Mr. HALL

of Ohio, Mrs. CLAYTON, Mrs. KELLY,

Mr. DIAZ-BALART, and Ms. KAPTUR): H.R. 3192. A bill to restore food stamp benefits for aliens, to provide States with flexibility in administering the food stamp vehicle allowance, to index the excess shelter expense deduction to inflation, to authorize additional appropriations to purchase and make available additional commodities under the emergency food assistance program, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. SHAW (for himself, Mr. DIAZ

BALART, Mr. MILLER of Florida, Mr.
FOLEY, Mr. Goss, Ms. BROWN of Flor-
ida, Mrs. THURMAN, Mrs. MEEK of
Florida, Mr. DAVIS of Florida, Ms.
ROS-LEHTINEN, Mr. DEUTSCH, Mr.
MICA, Mr. HASTINGS of Florida, Mrs.

FOWLER, and Mr. BILIRAKIS):
H. Con. Res. 217. Concurrent resolution ex-
pressing the sense of the Congress that
Miami, Florida, and not a competing foreign

city, should serve as the permanent location for the Secretariat of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) beginning in 2005; to the Committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. TAYLOR of North Carolina (for

himself, Mr. JONES of North Carolina,
Mr. COBLE, Mrs. MYRICK, Mr.
BALLENGER, Mr. HAYES, Mr.
ETHERIDGE, Mrs. CLAYTON, Mr. MCIN-
TYRE, Mr. BURR of North Carolina,

and Mr. PRICE of North Carolina): H. Res. 349. A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the President should immediately transmit to Congress the President's recommendations for emergency response actions, including appropriate offsets, to provide relief and assistance to the victims of Hurricane Floyd; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. (123.36 ADDITIONAL SPONSORS

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

H.R. 116: Mr. MOLLOHAN, Mr. JACKSON of Illinois, and Ms. CARSON.

H.R. 123: Mr. LEWIS of Kentucky.

H.R. 125: Mrs. CHRISTENSEN, Mrs. KELLY, and Mr. CROWLEY.

H.R. 274: Mr. BURTON of Indiana, Mr. MASCARA, and Mr. PICKERING.

H.R. 329: Mr. PICKETT.
H.R. 347: Mr. RILEY.
H.R. 460: Mr. HORN.

H.R. 493: Mr. WHITFIELD and Mr. JONES of North Carolina.

H.R. 534: Mr. TAUZIN and Mr. SMITH of Washington.

H.R. 541: Mr. EVANS.
H.R. 583: Mr. WEINER and Mr. BARCIA.

H.R. 765: Mr. LEWIS of Kentucky, Mr. CRAMER, and Mr. ADERHOLT.

H.R. 826: Mr. PICKERING.

H.R. 997: Mr. OWENS, Mr. PICKERING, and Mr. CONYERS.

H.R. 1044: Mr. ARMEY and Mr. BLUNT.
H.R. 1102: Mr. BASS.
H.R. 1115: Mr. RANGEL and Mr. LINDER.
H.R. 1145: Mr. GREEN of Texas.
H.R. 1168: Mr. SHIMKUS.
H.R. 1248: Mr. GUTIERREZ and Mr. HULSHOF.
H.R. 1322: Mrs. MCCARTHY of New York.
H.R. 1441: Mr. WHITFIELD and Mr. KOLBE.
H.R. 1485: Ms. KILPATRICK.
H.R. 1591: Ms. ROYBAL-ALLARD.
H.R. 1611: Mr. LATHAM and Mr. PAUL.
H.R. 1750: Mr. FORBES.

H.R. 1795: Mr. BONIOR, Mr. RUSH, Mr. KUCINICH, and Mr. COYNE.

H.R. 1798: Mr. PRICE of North Carolina and Mr. MARTINEZ.

H.R. 1837: Mrs. MALONEY of New York and Mr. CRAMER.

H.R. 1871: Mr. FOLEY and Ms. MILLENDERMCDONALD.

H.R. 1885: Mr. OLVER and Ms. BALDWIN.
H.R. 2053: Mr. CROWLEY.
H.R. 2059: Mr. WEINER.

H.R. 2066: Mr. JOHN, Mr. PHELPS, Mr. BURR of North Carolina, and Mrs. THURMAN.

H.R. 2129: Mr. WELDON of Florida, Mr. PACKARD, Mr. LIPINSKI, and Mr. BRYANT.

H.R. 2162: Mr. ADERHOLT.

H.R. 2170: Mr. HINOJOSA and Mr. HASTINGS of Florida.

H.R. 2200: Mr. LANTOS and Mrs. MORELLA.
H.R. 2221: Mr. ISTOOK.
H.R. 2314: Mr. GORDON.

H.R. 2341: Mr. MATSUI, Mrs. LOWEY, Mrs. MEEK of Florida, and Ms. PRYCE of Ohio.

H.R. 2386: Mr. MARTINEZ.

H.R. 2391: Mr. WATTS of Oklahoma, Mr. BOEHLERT, Mr. DICKEY, Mr. DEAL of Georgia, Mr. WAMP, Mr. FROST, Mr. GORDON, Mr. BENTSEN, and Mr. HINOJOSA.

H.R. 2405: Mrs. LOWEY.
H.R. 2420: Mr. JEFFERSON.

school districts throughout the United States of America to provide a United States Flag for display in each classroom, that at the beginning of each school day the Pledge of Allegiance is recited, and the National Anthem be played at the conclusion of the Pledge of Allegiance; to the Committee on Education and the Workforce.

65. Also, a petition of the Marine Corps League, Inc, relative to a resolution urging the Congress of the United States to inaugurate a National Day of Recognition to those who served on active duty from 1945 to 1976, and continuous from 1976 to the present during the major conflicts on the continent of Asia, and that the day of October 23 be chosen to commence this Day of Recognition; to the Committee on Government Reform.

66. Also, a petition of the Marine Corps League, INC, relative to a petition urging the President and Congress to pledge their full support to the State Veterans Home Program as it is the most cost-effective nursing care-alternative available to VA; to the Committee on Veterans Affairs.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1999 (124)

The House was called to order at 9 o'clock a.m. by the SPEAKER, when, pursuant to the order of the House of Tuesday, January 19, 1999, Members were recognized for "morning-hour debate".

(124.1 RECESS—9:14 A.M.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. OSE, pursuant to clause 12 of rule I, declared the House in recess until 10 o'clock a.m.

H.R. 2439: Mr. GEORGE MILLER of California.

H.R. 2470: Mr. LOBIONDO.
H.R. 2558: Mr. ROGAN.

H.R. 2697: Mr. KENNEDY of Rhode Island, Mr. HILLIARD, and Mr. RAHALL.

H.R. 2722: Mr. McNULTY, Mr. DOOLEY of California, Mrs. NAPOLITANO, Mr. KENNEDY of Rhode Island, Mr. ENGEL, and Mr. WAXMAN.

H.R. 2727: Mr. PETERSON of Minnesota and Ms. CARSON.

H.R. 2790: Mrs. EMERSON.
H.R. 2819: Mrs. THURMAN.
H.R. 2890: Ms. KILPATRICK and Mr. ENGEL.

H.R. 2902: Mr. GEORGE MILLER of California, Mr. WATT of North Carolina, Mr. MCGOVERN, and Mr. MARTINEZ.

H.R. 2936: Mr. MANZULLO and Mr. MARTINEZ.

H.R. 2960: Mr. NETHERCUTT.

H.R. 2966: Mr. DEFAZIO, Ms. HOOLEY of Oregon, Mr. HUTCHINSON, Ms. KILPATRICK, and Mr. SCARBOROUGH.

H.R. 2985: Mr. FOLEY and Mr. BOEHLERT.

H.R. 3031: Mr. HASTINGS of Florida, Ms. MCKINNEY, Mr. MCNULTY, Mr. BROWN of Ohio, Mr. DELAHUNT, Mr. WAXMAN, Mr. WATT of North Carolina, Mr. STICKLAND, Mr. COYNE, and Mr. FATTAH.

H.R. 3099: Mr. BECERRA.

H.R. 3109: Mr. FROST. Mrs. LOWEY, Mr. MCHUGH, Mr. CONYERS, Mr. STICKLAND, Mr. RANGEL, Mr. ETHERIDGE, Mr. PRICE of North Carolina, and Mr. RUSH.

H.R. 3144: Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas, Mr. PETERSON of Minnesota, and Mr. BAIRD.

H.R. 3147: Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts.
H.R. 3180: Mrs. THURMAN.

H.J. Res. 46: Mr. BILIRAKIS, Mr. QUINN, and Mr. COOK.

H. Con. Res. 77: Ms. STABENOW, Mr. SKELTON, and Mr. BASS.

H. Con. Res. 152: Mr. COOK, Mr. OLVER, Mr. SANDLIN, and Mr. PAYNE.

H. Con. Res 177: Mr. BARCIA and Ms. KILPATRICK

H. Con. Res. 193: Mr. DAVIS of Virginia, Mr. KOLBE, Mr. CHAMBLISS, Mr. RYAN of Wisconsin, Mr. HAYWORTH, Mr. RILEY, Mr. POMBO, Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN, Mrs. MORELLA Mr. MICA, Mr. SUNUNU, Mr. SOUDER, Mr. MCKEON, Mr. SERRANO, Mr. BARRETT of Wisconsin, Mr. GONZALEZ, Mr. DIXON, Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts, Mrs. THURMAN, Mr. CONYERS, Mr. SHOWS, Mrs. MEEK of Florida, Ms. LEE, Mr. SAWYER, Mr. THOMPSON of Mississippi, Mr. JACKSON of Illinois, Mr. KENNEDY of Rhode Island, Ms. LOFGREN, Mr. CUMMINGS, Mr. MENENDEZ, Mr. CLYBURN, Mr. BISHOP, Mr. PHELPS, Mrs. MINK of Hawaii, Mr. CROWLEY, Ms. JACKSON-LEE of Texas, Ms. SCHAKOWSKY, Mr. REYES, Mr. WATT of North Carolina, Mr. BROWN of Ohio, Mr. McNULTY, Mr. FALEOMAVAEGA, Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas, Mr. ORTIZ, Mr. COYNE, and Mr. GREEN of Texas.

H. Con. Res. 213: Mrs. ROUKEMA.

H. Con. Res. 216: Ms. KAPTUR, Mr. LIPINSKI, Mr. ACKERMAN, Mr. NEAL of Massachusetts, Mr. BECERRA, Mr. KENNEDY of Rhode Island, Mr. BERMAN, Mr. SOUDER, Mr. KNOLLENBERG, and Ms. DANNER.

H. Res. 298: Mrs. MINK of Hawaii and Mr. PRICE of North Carolina.

H. Res. 325: Ms. BERKLEY, Mr. SCHAFFER, Mr. VENTO, Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts, Mr. WALSH, and Mr. Wu. (123.37 PETITIONS, ETC.

Under clause 3 of rule XII, petitions and papers were laid on the clerk's desk and referred as follows:

64. The SPEAKER presented a petition of the Marine Corps League, Inc, relative to a petition urging the President of the United States of America to send legislation to the United States Congress that will require all

(124.2 AFTER RECESS—10 A.M.

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

5102. A letter from the Director, Office of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule-Buprofezin; Extension of Tolerance for Emergency Exemptions [OPP-300937; FRL-6387-4] (RIN: 2070AB70) received October 28, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Agriculture.

5103. A letter from the Director, Office of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule-Glufosinate Ammonium; Pesticide Tolerance [OPP300945; FRL-6391–5] (RIN: 2070-AB78) received October 29, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Agriculture.

5104. A letter from the Assistant to the Board, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, transmitting the Board's final rule-Availability of Funds and Collection of Checks [Regulation CC; Docket No. R-1034] received October 29, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Banking and Financial Services.

5105. A letter from the Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Department of the Treasury, Comptroller of the Currency, transmitting the Department's final ruleInvestment Securities; Rules, Policies, and Procedures for Coporate

for Coporate Activities; and Bank Activities and Operations (Docket No. 99-14] (RIN: 1557-AB61) received October 29, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Banking and Financial Services.

5106. A letter from the Under Secretary Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC): Food and Nutrition Services and Administration Funding Formulas Rule (RIN: 0584-AC64) received October 27, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Education and the Workforce.

5107. A letter from the Assistant General Counsel for Regulations, Office of Student Financial Assistance, Department of Education, transmitting the Department's final rule-Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program (RIN: 1845-AA06) received October 25, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Education and the Workforce.

5108. A letter from the Assistant General Counsel for Regulations, Office of Student Financial Assistance, Department of Education, transmitting the Department's final rule-Student Assistance General Provisions (RIN: 1845-AA04) received October 25, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Education and the Workforce.

5109. A letter from the Secretary of Education, transmitting the Federal Perkins Loan Program; to the Committee on Education and the Workforce.

5110. A letter from the Secretary of Education, transmitting the Secretary's Recognition of Accrediting Agencies; to the Committee on Education and the Workforce.

5111. A letter from the Secretary of Education, transmitting the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program; to the Committee on Education and the Workforce.

5112. A letter from the Secretary of Education, transmitting Student Assistance General Provisions; General Provisions for the Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Work-Study Program, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program; and Federal Pell Grant Program; to the Committee on Education and the Workforce.

5113. A letter from the Director, Office of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection Agency, transmit

(124.3 APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mrs. BIGGERT, announced she had examined and approved the Journal of the proceedings of Monday, November 1, 1999.

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

(124.4

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

5099. A letter from the Administrator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule—Sanitation of Requirements for Official Meat and Poultry Establishments [Docket No. 96-037F] received October 28, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Agriculture.

5100. A letter from the Congressional Review Coordinator, Department of Agriculture, transmitting the Department's final rule-Aeration of Imported Logs, Lumber, and Other Unmanufactured Wood Articles That Have Been Fumigated [Docket No. 99 057–1] received October 28, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Agriculture.

5101. A letter from the Director, Office of Regulatory Management and Information, Environmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule-Propargite; Partial Stay of Order Revoking Certain Tolerances [OPP-300891A; FRL-6390 4] (RIN: 2070-AB78) received October 28, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Agriculture.

(124.5 PRIVATE CALENDAR

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mrs. BIGGERT, directed the Private Calendar to be called.

When,
(124.6 BILLS PASSED OVER

By unanimous consent, the bills of the following titles were severally passed over without prejudice and retain their place on the Private Calendar:

S. 452. An Act for the relief of Belinda McGregor.

H.R. 1023. A bill for the relief of Richard W. Schaffert.

ting the Agency's final rule-Approval and transmitting certification of a proposed li-
Promulgation of Implementation Plans; cense for the export of defense articles or de-
California State Implementation Plan Revi- fense services sold commercially under a
sion, Bay Area Air Quality Management Dis- contract to Turkey [Transmittal No. DTC
trict [CA 211-0189; FRL-6466-4] received Octo- 115-99], pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 2776(c); to the
ber 29, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); Committee on International Relations.
to the Committee on Commerce.

5124. A letter from the Assistant Secretary 5114. A letter from the Director, Office of

for Legislative Affairs, Department of State, Regulatory Management and Information,

transmitting certification of a proposed Environmental Protection Agency, transmit

Manufacturing License Agreement with Belting the Agency's final rule-Federal Plan

gium [Transmittal No. DTC 119–99), pursuant Requirements for Municipal Solid Waste

to 22 U.S.C. 2776(d); to the Committee on Landfills That Commenced Construction

International Relations. Prior to May 30, 1991 and Have Not Been Re

5125. A letter from the Assistant Secretary constructed Since May 30, 1991 [AD-FRL6469-8] (RIN: 2066-AISU) received October 29,

for Legislative Affairs, Department of State, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A): to the

transmitting certification of a proposed liCommittee on Commerce.

cense for the export of defense articles or de5115. A letter from the Director, Office of

fense services sold commercially under a Regulatory Management and Information,

contract to Turkey [Transmittal No. DTC Environmental Protection Agency, transmit

158–99], pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 2776(c); to the ting the Agency's final rule-Persistent Bio

Committee on International Relations. accumulative Toxic (PBT) Chemicals; Low- 5126. A letter from the Assistant Secretary ering of Reporting Thresholds for Certain for Legislative Affairs, Department of State, PBT Chemicals; Addition of Certain PBT transmitting certification of a proposed liChemicals; Community Right-to-Know Toxic cense for the export of defense articles or deChemical Reporting (OPPTS-400132C; FRL- fense services sold commercially under a 6389–11] (RIN: 2070-AD09) received October 29, contract to Korea [Transmittal No. DTC 153– 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the · 99], pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 2776(c); to the ComCommittee on Commerce.

mittee on International Relations. 5116. A letter from the Director, Office of

5127. A letter from the Chief Financial OffiRegulatory Management and Information,

cer and Assistant Secretary for AdministraEnvironmental Protection Agency, transmit

tion, Department of Commerce, transmitting ting the Agency's final rule-Approval of an inventory of functions performed by the Delegation of the Accidental Release Preven

Agency that are not inherently governtion Requirements: Risk Management Pro

mental after the inventory has been regrams Under Clean Air Act Section 112(r)(7): viewed by the Office of Management and State of Ohio [FRL-6465–7] received October Budget; to the Committee on Government 26, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to

Reform. the Committee on Commerce. 5117. A letter from the Director, Office of

5128. A letter from the Acting Director, OfRegulatory Management and Information,

fice of Sustainable Fisheries, National Ma

rine Fisheries Service, Department of ComEnvironmental Protection Agency, transmitting the Agency's final rule--Approval and

merce, transmitting the Administration's Promulgation of

final rule-Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf State Implementation

of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Plans; Minnesota [MN-42-01-7267; FRL-6465.3] received October 26, 1999, pursuant to 5

Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Closure of the U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on

Commercial Red Snapper Component [I.D. Commerce.

102099B] received October 29, 1999, pursuant 5118. A letter from the Director, Office of

to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Regulatory Management and Information,

Resources. Environmental Protection Agency, transmit- 5129. A letter from the Office of Protected ting the Agency's final rule-Approval and Resources, National Oceanic and AtmosPromulgation of State Implementation pheric Administration, transmitting the AdPlans; Minnesota [MN58-01-7283; FRL-6465-4 ministration's final rule-Regulations Govand 81] received October 26, 1999, pursuant to erning the Taking of Marine Mammals by 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Alaskan Natives; Marking and Reporting of Commerce.

Beluga Whales Harvested in Cook Inlet 5119. A letter from the Director, Office of [Docket No. 990414095-9251–02; I.D. 033199B] Regulatory Management and Information, (RIN: 0648-AM57) received October 29, 1999, Environmental Protection Agency, transmit- pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Comting the Agency's final rule-Approval and mittee on Resources. Promulgation of Maintenance Plan Revi

5130. A letter from the Chief, Office of Regsions; Ohio [OH 129-la; FRL-6464-5] received

ulations and Administrative Law, USCG, DeOctober 26, 1999, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C.

partment of Transportation, transmitting 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Commerce.

the Department's final rule-Drawbridge Op5120. A letter from the Assistant Secretary

eration Regulations; Duluth Ship Canal (Dufor Legislative Affairs, Department of State,

luth-Superior Harbor), MN (CGD09-99-077] transmitting certification of a proposed li

(RIN: 2115-AE47) received October 28, 1999, cense for the export of defense articles or de

pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Comfense services sold under a contract to the

mittee on Transportation and InfrastrucGovernment of Canada (Transmittal No.

ture. DTC 152–99), pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 2776(d); to the Committee on International Relations.

5131. A letter from the Chief, Office of Reg5121. A letter from the Assistant Secretary

ulations and Administrative Law, USCG, Defor Legislative Affairs, Department of State,

partment of Transportation, transmitting transmitting certification of a proposed

the Department's final rule-Drawbridge OpManufacturing License Agreement with the

eration Regulations; Debbies Creek, New United Kingdom [Transmittal No. DTC 121

Jersey [CGD05-98-111] (RIN: 2115-AE47) re99], pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 2776(d); to the Com

ceived October 28, 1999, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. mittee on International Relations.

801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Transpor5122. A letter from the Assistant Secretary

tation and Infrastructure. for Legislative Affairs, Department of State, 5132. A letter from the Chief, Office of Regtransmitting certification of a proposed ulations and Administrative Law, USCG, DeManufacturing License Agreement with partment of Transportation, transmitting Mexico [Transmittal No. DTC 104-99), pursu- the Department's final rule-Vessel ant to 22 U.S.C. 2776(d); to the Committee on Indentification System (CGD 89-050] (RIN: International Relations.

2115-AD35) received October 28, 1999, pursu5123. A letter from the Assistant Secretary ant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee for Legislative Affairs, Department of State, on Transportation and Infrastructure.

(124.7 FINANCIAL LITERACY TRAINING

Mr. PETRI moved to suspend the rules and agree to the following concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 213):

Whereas in order to succeed in our dynamic American economy, young people must obtain the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to manage their personal finances and obtain general financial literacy;

Whereas all young adults should have the educational tools necessary to make informed financial decisions;

Whereas despite the critical importance of financial literacy to young people, the average student who graduates from high school lacks basic skills in the management of personal financial affairs;

Whereas a nationwide survey conducted in 1997 by the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy examined the financial knowledge of 1,509 12th graders;

Whereas on average, survey respondents answered only 57 percent of the questions correctly, and only 5 percent of the respondents received a 'C' grade or better;

Whereas an evaluation by the National Endowment for Financial Education High School Financial Planning Program undertaken jointly with the United States Department of Agriculture Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service demonstrates that as little as 10 hours of classroom instruction can impart substantial knowledge and affect significant change in how teens handle their money;

Whereas State educational leaders have recognized the importance of providing a basic financial education to students in grades kindergarten through 12 by integrating financial education into State educational standards, but by 1999 only 14 States required schools to implement personal finance standards into the academic curriculum;

Whereas teacher training and professional development are critical to achieving youth financial literacy:

Whereas teachers confirm the need for professional development in personal finance education;

Whereas in a survey by the National Institute for Consumer Education, 77 percent of a State's economics teachers revealed that they had never had a college course in personal finance:

Whereas personal financial education helps prepare students for the workforce and for financial independence by developing their sense of individual responsibility, improving their life skills, and providing them with a thorough understanding of consumer economics that will benefit them for their entire lives;

Whereas financial education integrates instruction in valuable life skills with instruction in economics, including income and taxes, money management, investment and spending, and the importance of personal savings;

Whereas the consumers and investors of tomorrow are in our schools today; and

Whereas the teaching of personal finance should be encouraged at all levels of our Nation's educational system, from kindergarten through grade 12: Now, therefore, be it

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

(1) the Secretary of Education to use funds available in the Fund for the Improvement of Education (part A of title X of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965) to promote personal financial literacy programs; and

(2) State and local educational agencies to incorporate personal financial management curriculums into their education programs.

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

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

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

(124.8 NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY

ORGANIZATION Mr. GILMAN moved to suspend the rules and agree to the following resolution (H. Res. 59); as amended:

Whereas for 50 years the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (hereafter in this preamble referred to as “NATO”) has served as the preeminent organization to defend the territories of its member states against all external threats;

Whereas NATO, founded on the principles of democracy, individual liberty, and the rule of law, has proved an indispensable instrument for forging a trans-Atlantic community of nations working together to safeguard the freedom and common heritage of its peoples, and promoting stability in the North Atlantic area;

Whereas NATO has acted to address new risks emerging from outside the treaty area in the interests of preserving peace and security in the Euro-Atlantic area, and maintains a unique collective capability to address these new challenges which may affect Allied interests and values;

Whereas such challenges to NATO Allied interests and values include the potential for the re-emergence of a hegemonic power confronting Europe; rogue states and non-state actors possessing nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons and their means of delivery; transnational terrorism and disruption of the flow of vital resources; and conflicts outside the treaty area stemming from unresolved historical disputes and the actions of undemocratic governments and sub-state actors who reject the peaceful settlement of disputes;

Whereas the security of NATO member states is inseparably linked to that of the whole of Europe, and the consolidation and strengthening of democratic and free societies on the entire continent, in accordance

with the principles and commitments of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, is of direct and material concern to the NATO Alliance and its partners;

Whereas the 50th anniversary NATO summit meeting, held on April 24-25, 1999, in Washington, D.C., provided an historic opportunity to chart a course for NATO in the next millennium;

Whereas NATO enhances the security of the United States by providing an integrated military structure and a framework for consultations on political and security concerns of any member state;

Whereas NATO remains the embodiment of United States engagement in Europe and therefore membership in NATO remains a vital national security interest of the United States;

Whereas the European members of NATO are today developing within the Alliance a European Security and Defense Identity (ESDI) in order to enhance their role within the Alliance, while at the same time the European Union (EU) is seeking to forge among its members a Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP);

Whereas the Berlin decisions of 1996 provided the framework for strengthening the European pillar in NATO;

Whereas NATO should remain the core security organization of the evolving Euro-Atlantic architecture in which all states enjoy the same freedom, cooperation, and security;

Whereas NATO has embarked upon an historic mission to share its benefits and patterns of consultation and cooperation with other nations in the Euro-Atlantic area through both enlargement and active partnership;

Whereas the membership of the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland has strengthened NATO's ability to perform the full range of NATO missions and bolstered its capability to integrate former communist adversary nations into a community of democracies;

Whereas the organization of NATO national parliamentarians, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, serves as a unique transatlantic forum for generating and maintaining legislative and public support for the Alliance, and has played a key role in initiating constructive dialogue between NATO parliamentarians and parliamentarians in Central and Eastern Europe; and

Whereas NATO Parliamentary Assembly activities, such as the Rose-Roth program to engage and educate Central and Eastern European parliamentarians, have played a pioneering role in familiarizing the new democracies with democratic institutions and a civil society: Now, therefore, be it

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

(1) the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (hereafter in this resolution referred to as "NATO") is to be commended for its pivotal role in preserving trans-Atlantic peace and stability:

(2) the new NATO strategic concept, adopted by the Allies at the summit meeting held in Washington, D.C. in April of 1999, articulates a concrete vision for the Alliance in the 21st century, clearly setting out the continued importance of NATO for the citizens of the Allied nations, and establishing that defense of shared interests and values is as important for peace and stability as maintaining a vigorous capability to carry out collective defense;

(3) the Alliance, while maintaining collective defense as its core function, should, as a fundamental Alliance task, identify crisis management operations outside the NATO treaty area, based on case-by-case consensual Alliance decisions;

(4) the Alliance must recognize and act upon the threat posed by the proliferation of

weapons of mass destruction and terrorism by intensifying consultations among political and military leaders, and deploying comprehensive capabilities to counter these threats to the international community at the earliest possible date;

(5) the Alliance should make clear commitments to remedy shortfalls in areas such as logistics, command, control, communications, intelligence, ground surveillance, readiness, deployability, mobility, sustainability, survivability, armaments cooperation, and effective engagement, including early progress in the NATO force structure review;

(6) the Alliance must ensure equitable sharing of contributions to the NATO common budgets and overall defense expenditure and capability-building;

(7) the Alliance should welcome efforts by members of the European Union (EU) to strengthen their military capabilities and enhance their role within the Alliance through the European Security and Defense Identity (ESDI);

(8) the key to a vibrant and more influential ESDI is the improvement of European military capabilities that will strengthen the Alliance;

(9) in order to preserve the solidarity and effectiveness that has been achieved within the Alliance over the last 50 years, it is essential that security arrangements elaborated under the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) complement, rather than duplicate NATO efforts and institutions, and be linked to, rather than decoupled from NATO structures, and provide for full and active involvement of all European Allies rather than discriminating against European Allies that are not members of the EU;

(10) the Alliance should remain prepared to extend invitations for accession negotiations to any appropriate European democracy meeting the criteria for NATO membership as established in the Alliance's 1995 Study on NATO Enlargement and section 203(d)(3)(A) of the NATO Participation Act of 1994 (22 U.S.C. 1928 note), on the same conditions as applied to the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland;

(11) while maintaining its unchallenged right to make its own decisions, NATO should seek to strengthen its relations with Russia and Ukraine as essential partners in building long-term peace in the Euro-Atlantic area; and

(12) the Alliance should fully support the NATO Parliamentary Assembly's activities in enhancing and stabilizing parliamentary democracy in the nations of Central and Eastern Europe, ensuring ratification of appropriate new NATO members, continuing to deepen cooperation within the Alliance, and forging democratic links with the new European democracies.

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

Mr. ROHRABACHER 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, Mrs. BIGGERT, pursuant to clause 8, rule

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