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Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act Of 1997

The clerk will report the pending business.

The assistant legislative clerk read as follows:

A bill (S. 1173) to authorize funds for the construction of

highways, for highway safety programs, and for mass transit

programs, and for other purposes.

Pending:

Chafee-Warner amendment No. 1312, to provide for a

continuing designation of a metropolitan planning

organization.

Chafee-Warner amendment No. 1313 (to language proposed to

be stricken by the committee amendment, as modified), of a

perfecting nature.

Chafee-Warner amendment No. 1314 (to Amendment No. 1313),

of a perfecting nature.

Motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Environment

and Public Works, with instructions.

Lott amendment No. 1317 (to instructions of the motion to

recommit), to authorize funds for construction of highways,

for highway safety programs, and for mass transit programs.

Lott amendment No. 1318 (to Amendment No. 1317), to strike

the limitation on obligations for administrative expenses.

The Senate continued with the consideration of the bill.

Mr. LOTT addressed the Chair.

The Senator majority leader.

Cloture Motion

Sen. Trent Lott

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Mr. President, I send a cloture motion to the desk on the pending highway legislation.

The cloture motion having been presented under rule XXII, the Chair directs the clerk to read the motion.

The assistant legislative clerk read as follows:

Cloture Motion

provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate,

do hereby move to bring to a close debate on the modified

committee amendment to S. 1173, the Intermodal Surface

Transportation Efficiency Act:

Senators Trent Lott, John H. Chafee, Paul Coverdell,

Sen. Trent Lott

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Mr. President, for the information of all Senators, this cloture vote will occur on Thursday, October 23, at a time to be determined later. However, I do ask unanimous consent that the mandatory quorum under rule XXII be waived.

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Cloture Motion

Sen. Trent Lott

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Mr. President, I send a second cloture motion to the desk to the pending bill.

The cloture motion having been presented under rule XXII, the Chair directs the clerk to read the motion.

The assistant legislative clerk read as follows:

Cloture Motion

provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate,

do hereby move to bring to a close debate on the modified

committee amendment to S. 1173, the Intermodal Surface

Transportation Efficiency Act:

Senators Trent Lott, John Chafee, Paul Coverdell,

Sen. Trent Lott

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For the information of all Senators, this cloture vote will occur on Thursday also, if necessary. It will be the intention of the majority leader to schedule the vote in the afternoon Thursday, if cloture is not invoked Thursday morning.

I now ask unanimous consent that the mandatory quorum under rule XXII be waived.

Without objection, it is so ordered.