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Appointment Of Acting President Pro Tempore

The clerk will please read a communication to the Senate from the President pro tempore (Mr. Thurmond).

Appointment Of Acting President Pro Tempore

The legislative clerk read the following letter:

Prayer

Lord, remind us of the far-reaching influence of a tiny country where literacy, that would enable all children to read Thy Word, was stressed from the time of John Knox. ...

Prayer

Let us pray.

Prayer

Almighty God, on this National Tartan Day we remember pointers of the past. Near 700 years ago William Wallace died crusading for freedom and on this very date 681 years ...

Prayer

The guest Chaplain, Rev. Campbell Gillon, offered the following prayer:

Prayer

We bless Thee for a multifaceted heritage left by fellow Scots on this continent. From John Paul Jones, founder of the Navy; Gilbert Stuart, painter of George Washington; Andrew Carnegie, ...

Prayer

And yet, O God, we know that in Thy sight, human success is but a passing shadow and that righteousness alone exalts a nation. For goodness is not a kilt ...

Appointment Of Acting President Pro Tempore

Mr. CRAPO thereupon assumed the chair as Acting President pro tempore.

Recognition Of The Majority Leader

Mr. President, today is the beginning of the Tartan Day weekend, a time to be celebrated nationwide in honor of the millions of Scottish-Americans and their contribution to our Nation. ...

Speaking: Lott
Recognition Of The Majority Leader

The majority leader is recognized.

Reservation Of Leader Time

Under the previous order, the leadership time is reserved.

Measure Placed On The Calendar—S. 700

The legislative clerk read as follows:

Schedule

Mr. President, today the Senate will immediately resume consideration of the budget resolution. There will be 10 minutes of debate on the Stabenow and Collins amendments with back-to-back votes to ...

Speaking: Collins
Schedule

If the Senator will yield, Senator Conrad has indicated to me his amendment will be offered by Senator Durbin.

Speaking: Reid
Measure Placed On The Calendar—S. 700

Mr. President, I understand there is a bill at the desk due for its second reading.

Speaking: Lott
Measure Placed On The Calendar—S. 700

The clerk will report.

Reservation Of Leader Time

The Senator from Maine is recognized.

Schedule

I thank the Senator for that clarification.

Speaking: Collins
Measure Placed On The Calendar—S. 700

The bill will be placed on the calendar.

Measure Placed On The Calendar—S. 700

Mr. President, I object to further proceedings on this bill at this time.

Speaking: Lott
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Reserving the right to object, the only reservation I have is I hope I have an opportunity at this time to speak for about 15 or 20 minutes on my ...

Speaking: Durbin
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

I yield 5 minutes off the resolution to the Senator from Michigan.

Speaking: Conrad
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

I ask unanimous consent the reading of the amendment be dispensed with.

Speaking: Bennett
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The time will be yielded off the resolution.

Speaking: Reid
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The distinguished Senator from North Dakota.

Speaking: Roberts
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, a very brief comment, necessarily, on the two amendments.

Speaking: Bond
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

I say to my friend, I am awaiting the arrival of the senior Senator from Oregon, Mr. Wyden, who will be here momentarily. If the Senator won't be long, why ...

Speaking: Smith
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, I send an amendment to the desk.

Speaking: Durbin
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The Senator from Michigan.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The Senator is recognized.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, I yield myself 3 minutes off the resolution.

Speaking: Conrad
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The Senator from North Dakota has 13 minutes 15 seconds. The distinguished Senator from Oklahoma has 17 minutes 35 seconds.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

I understand we have an order entered as to how we proceed. I want to take 5 minutes off the resolution just to talk with the Senate a little bit ...

Speaking: Domenici
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

I ask the Senator from Connecticut why he did not address at all the impact of his amendment on the President's tax cut long term. As I said in my ...

Speaking: Bennett
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The Senator has 1 minute remaining.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, will the Senator yield for a second?

Speaking: Nickles
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The legislative clerk read as follows:

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

I object.

Speaking: Conrad
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

I inform my colleagues that the Bennett amendment takes the two tax accelerations that the Senator from Illinois has in his first 2 years. If I am correct, the Senator ...

Speaking: Nickles
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Is there objection?

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, on behalf of Senator Domenici, I ask unanimous consent that the Durbin amendment be laid aside and that Senator Bennett be recognized to offer an amendment.

Speaking: Bond
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, I think this has been an excellent discussion and debate this afternoon. I will summarize it my way.

Speaking: Domenici
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

I am asking that 30 minutes of the debate that will follow on the amendment be allocated 10 minutes to my colleague from Delaware, Senator Biden, and 5 minutes to ...

Speaking: Durbin
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that my amendment be modified. I send a modification to the desk.

Speaking: Bennett
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, I had requested 5 minutes, so would you prefer that I go ahead and take it, or let the Senator from Oregon go ahead, and I will be ...

Speaking: Nelson
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

I ask unanimous consent that the remaining time be yielded to my friend from Florida.

Speaking: Biden
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The Senator from Delaware.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

That is my understanding.

Speaking: Durbin
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, reserving the right to object, I would like to see this written agreement. I may not have objection, but I would like to see what we are doing.

Speaking: Byrd
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The clerk will report.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, I have listened with interest to the statements of the Senator from Illinois, who says we need to kick-start the economy. He went on at great length quoting ...

Speaking: Bennett
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, may I inquire as to what the time situation is.

Speaking: Bennett
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The clerk will report the amendment.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, I thank Senator Biden for his comments on the introduction of this particular amendment. He has spoken to the stimulus of the tax package and why we need ...

Speaking: Nelson
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The result was announced--yeas 99, nays 1, as follows:

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Let me be clear. What the Senator from Illinois is asking, as I understand it, is after Senator Bennett's amendment has been laid down, that he receive the first right ...

Speaking: Conrad
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The other side has 13 minutes 15 seconds.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, I yield myself 3 minutes off the amendment.

Speaking: Stabenow
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The amendment is as follows:

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The question is now on agreeing to the Collins amendment.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The Senator's time has expired. The Senator from North Dakota.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, on my time, may I ask the Senator from Connecticut a quick question? I ask unanimous consent that that be allowed.

Speaking: Bennett
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, I will take time off the leader time.

Speaking: Conrad
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

I yield myself an additional minute. We have money in this year's budget for an immediate fiscal stimulus of $60 billion. On both sides, we have agreed that is necessary, ...

Speaking: Conrad
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Under the regular order, the Senator from Oklahoma controls the time.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, I will speak first about the broader perspective of what we have been doing on this resolution. The President of the United States put forth a budget and ...

Speaking: Stabenow
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The result was announced--yeas 47, nays 53, as follows:

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Yes.

Speaking: Durbin
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

There being no objection, the material was ordered to be printed in the Record, as follows:

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

First, no one is talking about raising taxes. No one on either side is talking about raising taxes. We are talking about a budget for next year and conceivably for ...

Speaking: Stabenow
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Pending:

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

I ask for the yeas and nays.

Speaking: Collins
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, will the Chair inform us of the time remaining on both sides?

Speaking: Conrad
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The Senator from Florida is recognized for 5 minutes.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, I ask for the yeas and nays.

Speaking: Stabenow
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, I yield myself such leader time as I might need, although I will be brief.

Speaking: Lott
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The ACTING PRESIDING pro tempore. Under the previous order, the Senate will now resume consideration of H. Con. Res. 83, which the clerk will report.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The question is on agreeing to the Stabenow amendment No. 191.

Speaking: Allen
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that reading of the amendment be dispensed with.

Speaking: Durbin
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, I urge my colleagues, Democrats and Republicans, to reject the Durbin amendment. The Durbin amendment reduces the overall size of the tax bill. It stands at $1.6 trillion. ...

Speaking: Nickles
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The Senator from West Virginia.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The senior assistant bill clerk read as follows:

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

That is correct.

Speaking: Durbin
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The arrangement would be fine, but the time would be off the resolution, not off the amendment.

Speaking: Reid
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.

Speaking: Nickles
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

I thank the Chair.

Speaking: Bennett
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, I ask for 3 minutes off the resolution.

Speaking: Conrad
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The Chair will notify the Senator from Utah.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Reserving the right to object, the previous agreement with respect to the Senator from Illinois was that the 20 minutes he had reserved would come off the resolution, not off ...

Speaking: Conrad
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Reserving the right to object.

Speaking: Smith, Durbin
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

I ask unanimous consent then that the next 30 minutes of debate on the amendment I am sending to the desk be allocated as I have suggested.

Speaking: Durbin
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The clerk will call the roll.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The Senator's time has expired.

Speaking: Allard
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Does the Senator from Oklahoma desire going now? The Senator from Connecticut has requested 5 minutes, 6 minutes. I would be prepared to yield 6 minutes to the Senator from ...

Speaking: Conrad
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

With that, let me yield my 1 minute. But let me make one point.

Speaking: Collins
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.

Speaking: Reid
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

I thank the Chair. I thank my friend and colleague from North Dakota. It seems to me as we deal with this budget resolution and we think about the condition ...

Speaking: Lieberman
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The Senator from Missouri is recognized for 40 seconds.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, I have offered an amendment that we will soon vote on that is intended to eliminate a further cut in Medicare reimbursements for home health agencies. The statistics ...

Speaking: Collins
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, if I may just say, the Senator from North Dakota has asked to use all the time on the resolution. It is my understanding that the Senator from ...

Speaking: Reid
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, may I be notified when there are only 13 minutes left on our side?

Speaking: Bennett
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The objection is heard.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

I understand that the time would not come off the amendment but off the resolution.

Speaking: Domenici
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent to have printed in the Record a table that shows the tax reduction Senator Durbin offers in the first 2 years and the tax ...

Speaking: Nickles
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The amendment (No. 191) was rejected.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, I suggest the absence of a quorum.

Speaking: Reid
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The Senator from Missouri.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The Senator from Utah has 28 minutes 48 seconds.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The Senator from North Dakota.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

How much time is available on our side?

Speaking: Bennett
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent the order for the quorum call be rescinded.

Speaking: Domenici
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, I thank the Senator from Illinois.

Speaking: Biden
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Under the previous order, the Senator from Illinois is recognized.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

passage of an Economic Stimulus Package in FY01 and to provide for

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

I thank everyone for helping on this agreement. I think we have reached an agreement with which everybody agrees.

Speaking: Domenici
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The Senator from New Mexico.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, I repeat the theme of the chairman of the Budget Committee on this question of what we have before us. We have had Members come to us and ...

Speaking: Conrad
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The Senator is recognized for 3 minutes.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The Senator from Florida is recognized. The remaining time is 1 minute 2 seconds.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

And on the other side?

Speaking: Bennett
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The amendment (No. 190) ws agreed to.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Is there a sufficient second?

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

I thank my esteemed leader from North Dakota.

Speaking: Stabenow
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

I move to lay that motion on the table.

Speaking: Conrad
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The Senator from Illinois.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, I would be happy to discuss that with the Senator, but the Senator from Oklahoma is asking for the regular order.

Speaking: Bennett
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

I thank the Senator. If it is permissible at this point to go ahead with this arrangement.

Speaking: Durbin
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, I commend the Senator from Florida, who is a very distinguished member of the Budget Committee, for his remarks and for the contribution he has made to the ...

Speaking: Conrad
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The amendment, as modified, is as follows:

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

I thank the Senator from Utah. I did not comment because, for me, the distinguishing factor in this amendment is the short-term economic stimulus and the particular method to achieve ...

Speaking: Lieberman
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The time of the distinguished Senator from Michigan has expired.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

I yield myself 3\1/2\ minutes and reserve the remainder of the time for the Senator from New Mexico.

Speaking: Bennett
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

I have no objection.

Speaking: Domenici
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

I see there has been a modification to the amendment since it was given to us earlier. I thank the Senator from Oklahoma for clarifying that point.

Speaking: Durbin
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, the difference between these two amendments is very clear. The Senator from Michigan has an amendment that is paid for. The Senator from Maine has an amendment for ...

Speaking: Conrad
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The time of the Senator has expired.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

I ask unanimous consent the Committee on the Judiciary be authorized to meet to conduct a hearing on Thursday, April 5, at 10:00 a.m. in Senate Dirksen 226.

Speaking: Nickles
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Fine.

Speaking: Domenici
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, reserving the right to object--I must apologize to the Senator--would he please repeat the request.

Speaking: Domenici
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Regular order, Mr. President.

Speaking: Nickles
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The legislative clerk called the roll.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The Senator from Oklahoma.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

I request 5 minutes.

Speaking: Stabenow
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The distinguished Senator from Michigan is recognized.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The Senate will now resume concurrent debate on the Collins amendment No. 190 and the Stabenow amendment No. 191 with the time to be equally divided. There will now be ...

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, if I could have the attention of my colleagues from North Dakota as well as New Mexico, I have an amendment I will offer with Senators Biden, Nelson, ...

Speaking: Durbin
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Thank you, Mr. President. Good morning.

Speaking: Stabenow
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

On behalf of Senator Conrad, I yield myself the remaining time on the amendment.

Speaking: Stabenow
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, I withdraw my reservation.

Speaking: Byrd
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Is that acceptable?

Speaking: Conrad
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The Senator from Utah has 7 minutes 56 seconds.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

I suggest the absence of a quorum.

Speaking: Nickles
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The bill clerk proceeded to call the roll.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

I move to reconsider the vote.

Speaking: Domenici
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, I compliment my friend and leader.

Speaking: Nickles
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, I send an amendment to the desk and ask for its immediate consideration.

Speaking: Bennett
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The Senator from Michigan. Who yields time to the Senator?

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The distinguished Senator from New Mexico is recognized.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The distinguished Senator from Connecticut is recognized for 6 minutes and 15 seconds.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The assistant legislative clerk called the roll.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, so long as it comes off the time of the amendment, there is no objection on this side.

Speaking: Bond
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

How much time would the Senator from Michigan like?

Speaking: Conrad
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, reserving the right to object, the only point I would like to add is that after Senator Bennett's second-degree or substitute amendment is laid down, I would like ...

Speaking: Durbin
Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

The majority leader.

Congressional Budget For The United States Government For Fiscal Years 2001-2011

Mr. President, this may be one of the most important debates we will have about this budget resolution because at issue in this debate, with the Durbin amendment and the ...

Speaking: Durbin
Morning Business

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Morning Business

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that there now be a period for morning business, with Senators permitted to speak up to 10 minutes each.

Speaking: Domenici
International Roma Day

Mr. President, in my capacity as chairman of the Helsinki Commission, I take this opportunity to let my colleagues know that on Sunday, April 8, Roma from around the world ...

Speaking: Campbell
China Risks Flunking International Relations 101

Mr. President. Ralph Cossa, President of the Pacific Forum CSIS, which is based in Honolulu, recently published an insightful analysis in the International Herald Tribune entitled ``Spy Plane Poses Test ...

Speaking: Akaka
Und Hockey Team

Mr. President, I would like to take a few minutes to recognize the University of North Dakota's Hockey team. As a native North Dakotan, I am very proud of the ...

Speaking: Conrad
China Risks Flunking International Relations 101

There being no objection, the material was ordered to be printed in the Record, as follows:

The Very Bad Debt Boxscore

Mr. President, at the close of business yesterday, Wednesday, April 4, 2001, the Federal debt stood at $5,777,864,856,329.85, Five trillion, seven hundred seventy-seven billion, eight hundred sixty-four million, eight hundred ...

Speaking: Helms
Tribute To John “Andy” Love’s Promotion To Major General

Mr. President, today I want to recognize and congratulate a special Coloradan, John A. Love, for his promotion to Major General of the Colorado Air National Guard.

Speaking: Campbell
Additional Statements

Mr. President, I rise today to note with sadness the death of a truly great North Carolinian and a great personal friend of mine, Richardson Preyer. Richardson Preyer succumbed to ...

Speaking: Edwards
Tribute To Scarlet Crow

Mr. President, I rise today to pay tribute and restore honor to a Native American who contributed much to the expansion of our Nation and the development of what would ...

Speaking: Dorgan
Congratulations To Senator Bunning

Mr. President, I rise today to congratulate our friend and colleague from the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Senator Bunning, on the occasion of his number being retired by the Philadelphia Phillies.

Speaking: Santorum
Message From The House

At 1:58 p.m., a message from the House of Representatives, delivered by Ms. Niland, one of its reading clerks, announced that the House has passed the following bills, in which ...

Executive Message Referred

As in executive session the Presiding Officer laid before the Senate messages from the President of the United States submitting sundry nominations which were referred to the appropriate committees.

Measures Referred

The following concurrent resolution was read, and referred as indicated:

Measures Placed On The Calendar

The following bill was read the second time, and placed on the calendar:

Measures Read The First Time

The following bill was read the first time:

Kari Warberg Wins Entrepreneurial Award

Mr. President, I want to congratulate Kari Warberg, a constituent of mine from New Town, ND, who was recently awarded the Regional Working Women's Excellence Award for 2001. Kari's farm-based ...

Speaking: Dorgan
Executive Message Referred

(The nominations received today are printed at the end of the Senate proceedings.)

Measures Referred

The following bill was read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred as indicated:

Messages From The President

Messages from the President of the United States were communicated to the Senate by Ms. Evans, one of his secretaries.

Executive Report Of Committee

The following executive report of committee was submitted:

Introduction Of Bills And Joint Resolutions

The following bills and joint resolutions were introduced, read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred as indicated:

Submission Of Concurrent And Senate Resolutions

The following concurrent resolutions and Senate resolutions were read, and referred (or acted upon), as indicated:

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Johnson, the name of the Senator from Minnesota (Mr. Dayton) was added as a cosponsor of S. 280, a bill to amend the Agriculture Marketing ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Kyl, the name of the Senator from Arkansas (Mr. Hutchinson) was added as a cosponsor of S. 462, a bill to amend the Internal Revenue ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. McCain, the name of the Senator from Georgia (Mr. Cleland) was added as a cosponsor of S. 283, a bill to amend the Public Health ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Reid, the names of the Senator from North Dakota (Mr. Conrad) and the Senator from Nebraska (Mr. Nelson) were added as cosponsors of S. 503, ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Harkin, the name of the Senator from Delaware (Mr. Biden) was added as a cosponsor of S. 548, a bill to amend title XVIII of ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. McCain, the name of the Senator from Georgia (Mr. Cleland) was added as a cosponsor of S. 284, a bill to amend the Internal Revenue ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Akaka, the name of the Senator from Nebraska (Mr. Hagel) was added as a cosponsor of S. 177, a bill to amend the provisions of ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Baucus, the names of the Senator from Montana (Mr. Burns) and the Senator from Rhode Island (Mr. Reed) were added as cosponsors of S. 697, ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Kerry, the name of the Senator from Vermont (Mr. Leahy) was added as a cosponsor of Amendment No. 179 intended to be proposed to H. ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Domenici, the name of the Senator from Delaware (Mr. Biden) was added as a cosponsor of S. 543, a bill to provide for equal coverage ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Ms. Snowe, the name of the Senator from New Jersey (Mr. Torricelli) was added as a cosponsor of S. 255, a bill to require that health ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Cochran, the name of the Senator from Georgia (Mr. Miller) was added as a cosponsor of S. 403, a bill to improve the National Writing ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Hutchinson, the name of the Senator from Nevada (Mr. Ensign) was added as a cosponsor of S. 237, a bill to amend the Internal Revenue ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Thurmond, the name of the Senator from Alabama (Mr. Shelby) was added as a cosponsor of S. 145, a bill to amend title 10, United ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Chafee, the name of the Senator from Oregon (Mr. Smith) was added as a cosponsor of S. 572, a bill to amend title XIX of ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Cochran, the names of the Senator from Georgia (Mr. Cleland) and the Senator from New Mexico (Mr. Domenici) were added as cosponsors of S. Res. ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Ms. Snowe, the name of the Senator from Montana (Mr. Burns) was added as a cosponsor of S. Con. Res. 8, a concurrent resolution expressing the ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Ms. Snowe, the name of the Senator from New Jersey (Mr. Torricelli) was added as a cosponsor of S. 261, a bill to amend the Public ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Nelson of Florida, his name was added as a cosponsor of Amendment No. 190 proposed to H. Con. Res. 83, a concurrent resolution establishing the ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Chafee, the names of the Senator from Tennessee (Mr. Thompson), the Senator from New Mexico (Mr. Bingaman), and the Senator from Virginia (Mr. Allen) were ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Kerry, the name of the Senator from Iowa (Mr. Harkin) was added as a cosponsor of Amendment No. 183 intended to be proposed to H. ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Johnson, the name of the Senator from New Jersey (Mr. Torricelli) was added as a cosponsor of S. 131, a bill to amend title 38, ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. McCain, the name of the Senator from Louisiana (Mr. Breaux) was added as a cosponsor of S. 127, a bill to give American companies, American ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Thurmond, the names of the Senator from Georgia (Mr. Cleland) and the Senator from Hawaii (Mr. Akaka) were added as cosponsors of S. Res. 16, ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Campbell, the names of the Senator from Oregon (Mr. Smith) and the Senator from Wyoming (Mr. Enzi) were added as cosponsors of S. Con. Res. ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Reid, the names of the Senator from Michigan (Mr. Levin) and the Senator from Missouri (Mrs. Carnahan) were added as cosponsors of S. 170, a ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Hagel, the names of the Senator from Louisiana (Ms. Landrieu), the Senator from New Jersey (Mr. Torricelli), and the Senator from Montana (Mr. Burns) were ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Murkowski, the name of the Senator from Montana (Mr. Burns) was added as a cosponsor of S. 452, a bill to amend title XVIII of ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Ms. Snowe, the name of the Senator from New Jersey (Mr. Torricelli) was added as a cosponsor of S. 258, a bill to amend title XVIII ...

Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

By Mr. ALLEN (for himself, Mr. Warner, Mr. Helms, Mr. Specter, Mr. Brownback, Mrs. Feinstein, and Mr. Hutchinson):

Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

S. 702. A bill for the relief of Gao Zhan; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

Mr. President, today, I am introducing the ``Eliminate Colorectal Cancer Act of 2001''. I am pleased to have my colleague, Senator Helms, as the leading co-sponsor of this important legislation.

Speaking: Kennedy
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

Mr. President, I rise to introduce legislation on behalf of myself, Senators Warner, Helms, Specter, Brownback, Feinstein and Tim Hutchinson. This bill will grant citizenship to a Chinese woman, Gao ...

Speaking: Allen
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

There being no objection, the bill was ordered to be printed in the Record, as follows:

Speaking: Smith
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

There being no objection, the additional material was ordered to be printed in the Record, as follows:

Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

``For information required with respect to electing Settlement Trusts and sponsoring Native Corporations, see section 6039H.''.

Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

S. 710. A bill to require coverage for colorectal cancer screenings; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

By Mr. KENNEDY (for himself and Mr. Helms):

Submitted Resolutions

Mr. THOMAS (for himself, Mr. Kerry, Mr. Warner, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Murkowski, Mr. Biden, Mr. Lugar, Mr. Smith of Oregon, Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Brownback, Mr. Baucus, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Nelson ...

Amendments Submitted And Proposed

SA 192. Mr. DOMENICI submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 170 proposed by Mr. Domenici to the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 83) establishing the congressional ...

Text Of Amendments

SA 192. Mr. DOMENICI submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 170 proposed by Mr. Domenici to the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 83) establishing the congressional ...

Legislative Session

Under the previous order, the Senate will now return to legislative session.

Adjournment Until 9:30 A.M. Tomorrow

There being no objection, the Senate, at 10:49 p.m., adjourned until Friday, April 6, 2001, at 9:30 a.m.

Adjournment Until 9:30 A.M. Tomorrow

If there is no further business to come before the Senate, I ask unanimous consent that the Senate stand in adjournment under the previous order.

Speaking: Domenici
Orders For Friday, April 6, 2001

I ask unanimous consent that when the Senate completes its business today, it adjourn until the hour of 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 6. I further ask consent that on ...

Speaking: Domenici
Program

For the information of all Senators, the Senate will resume the final consideration of amendments to the budget resolution at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow. As a reminder, there will be 2 ...

Speaking: Domenici
Orders For Friday, April 6, 2001

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Confirmations

Executive nominations confirmed by the Senate April 5, 2001:

Nominations

Executive nominations received by the Senate April 5, 2001:

Notice Of Hearing

Mr President, I would like to announce for the public that a hearing has been scheduled before the Subcommittee on Forests and Public Land Management of the Committee on Energy ...

Speaking: Craig
Authority For Committees To Meet

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on Foreign Relations be authorized to meet during the session of the Senate on Thursday, April 5, 2001 at 4:15 p.m. ...

Speaking: Domenici
Authority For Committees To Meet

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Subcommittee on Clean Air, Wetlands, Private Property and Nuclear Safety be authorized to meet on Thursday, April 5 at 9:00 a.m. to ...

Speaking: Nickles
Privileges Of The Floor

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Authority For Committees To Meet

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on Finance be authorized to meet during the session of the Senate on Thursday, April 5, 2001 to hear testimony on ...

Speaking: Nickles
Privileges Of The Floor

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that Frank Rodriguez, Traci Gleason, legislative fellows, and Todd Smith, a law clerk from the Democratic staff of the Senate Finance Committee, be granted ...

Speaking: Durbin
Authority For Committees To Meet

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on Indian Affairs be authorized to meet on Thursday, April 5, 2001 at 9:30 a.m. in room 485 of the Russell ...

Speaking: Nickles
Privileges Of The Floor

Mr. President, on behalf of Senator Frist, I ask unanimous consent that Dr. Ken Bernard, a fellow in Senator Frist's office on loan from the Public Health Service, be granted ...

Speaking: Bennett
Authority For Committees To Meet

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on Governmental Affairs be authorized to meet on Thursday, April 5, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. for a hearing regarding the State ...

Speaking: Nickles
Authority For Committees To Meet

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act Of 2001

On April 2, 2001, the Senate amended and passed S. 27, as follows:

Measure Read The First Time—H.R. 8

The legislative clerk read as follows:

Measure Read The First Time—H.R. 8

The clerk will report the bill by title.

Measure Read The First Time—H.R. 8

Mr. President, I understand that H.R. 8, which was just received from the House, is at the desk, and I now ask for its first reading.

Speaking: Domenici
Measure Read The First Time—H.R. 8

Mr. President, I ask for its second reading and object to my own request on behalf of my colleagues.

Speaking: Domenici
Notice—Registration Of Mass Mailings

The Public Records office will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the filing date to accept these filings. For further information, please contact the Public Records office ...

Notice—Registration Of Mass Mailings

The filing date for 2001 first quarter mass mailings is April 25, 2001. If your office did no mass mailings during this period, please submit a form that states ``none.''

Notice—Registration Of Mass Mailings

Mass mailing registrations, or negative reports, should be submitted to the Senate Office of Public Records, 232 Hart Building, Washington,

Measure Read The First Time—H.R. 8

The bill will remain at the desk.

Commending The Blue Devils Of Duke University

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the resolution be agreed to, the preamble be agreed to, the motion to reconsider be laid upon the table, and any statements relating ...

Speaking: Domenici
Commending The Blue Devils Of Duke University

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Commending The Blue Devils Of Duke University

Mr. President, Monday night, April 2, I was one of the countless North Carolinians--along with students, alumni, and admirers from across the country--watching the Blue Devils of Duke University win ...

Speaking: Helms
Commending The Blue Devils Of Duke University

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to the immediate consideration of S. Res. 67, submitted earlier by Senators Helms and Edwards. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk ...

Speaking: Domenici
Commending The Blue Devils Of Duke University

The resolution, with its preamble, reads as follows:

Commending The Blue Devils Of Duke University

There being no objection, the Senate proceeded to consider the resolution.

Commending The Blue Devils Of Duke University

The resolution (S. Res. 67) was agreed to.

Commending The Blue Devils Of Duke University

The legislative clerk read as follows:

Commending The Blue Devils Of Duke University

The preamble was agreed to.

Mad Cow And Related Diseases Prevention Act Of 2001

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the amendment be agreed to.

Speaking: Domenici
Mad Cow And Related Diseases Prevention Act Of 2001

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the bill, as amended, be read the third time and passed, the motion to reconsider be laid upon the table, and that any ...

Speaking: Domenici
Mad Cow And Related Diseases Prevention Act Of 2001

There being no objection, the Senate proceeded to consider the bill.

Mad Cow And Related Diseases Prevention Act Of 2001

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Senate now proceed to the consideration of Calendar No. 31, S. 700.

Speaking: Domenici
Mad Cow And Related Diseases Prevention Act Of 2001

(The text of the amendment is printed in today's Record under ``Amendments Submitted.'')

Mad Cow And Related Diseases Prevention Act Of 2001

The amendment (No. 350) was agreed to.

Mad Cow And Related Diseases Prevention Act Of 2001

The clerk will report the bill by title.

Mad Cow And Related Diseases Prevention Act Of 2001

Mr. President, Senator Hatch has an amendment at the desk for himself and others. I ask for its consideration.

Speaking: Domenici
Mad Cow And Related Diseases Prevention Act Of 2001

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Mad Cow And Related Diseases Prevention Act Of 2001

The clerk will report.

Mad Cow And Related Diseases Prevention Act Of 2001

The legislative clerk read as follows:

Executive Session

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to executive session to consider the following nominations en bloc: Calendar No. 36, William Taft, IV; Calendar No. 37, Argeo ...

Speaking: Domenici
Executive Session

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Entries in the Congressional Record

Extensions of Remarks

Personal Explanation

Mr. Speaker, on April 3, 2001, I was unavoidably detained and missed Rollcall votes numbered 76 and 77. Rollcall vote 76 was on the motion to suspend the rules and ...

Speaking: Maloney
Tribute To Tom Kriegish

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to Tom Kriegish upon the occasion of his retirement as Chief of the Electrical Division of the state of Michigan's Bureau of ...

Speaking: Barcia
Back To Health Month

Mr. Speaker, this past Sunday was the first day of ``Back to Health Month,'' a national campaign created to increase awareness of back pain as well as possible causes and ...

Speaking: Kelly
Plumbing Standards Improvement Act

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to introduce the Plumbing Standards Improvement Act of 2001. This bill would begin to restore common sense to our government by repealing the ridiculous Congressional ...

Speaking: Knollenberg
Recognizing Dr. Starzl, A Pioneer In Organ Transplants

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the accomplishments of a great man, one who is truly a living legend. Transplant pioneer Thomas E. Starzl not only performed the world's ...

Speaking: English
Tribute To Commander John Little

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize an outstanding Naval Officer, Commander John D. Little who served with distinction and dedication for three years for the Secretary of the Navy ...

Speaking: Young
Great Basketball In The 6th District Of North Carolina

Mr. Speaker, Durham, North Carolina, is the center of the basketball universe these days as Duke University celebrates its NCAA national men's basketball championship. The Sixth District of North Carolina, ...

Speaking: Coble
Joseph Battisto Honored For Distinguished Service In Legislature

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to my very good friend Joseph W. Battisto, who represented Monroe County with distinction in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1983 ...

Speaking: Kanjorski
Tribute To Chief Of Police Stephen W. Ott

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Chief of Police Stephen W. Ott upon his retirement after forty-eight years of service with the Cheltenham Township Police Department of Montgomery County, ...

Speaking: Hoeffel
The National Amusement Park Ride Safety Act

Mr. Speaker, today I am introducing the National Amusement Park Ride Safety Act, to restore safety oversight to an largely unregulated industry. I am joined in this effort by Representatives ...

Speaking: Markey
The Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act Of 2001

Mr. Speaker, I urge my colleagues to join my friend from Michigan, Mr. Kildee, me, and 114 of our colleagues to support the Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act of 2001. ...

Speaking: Ney
The Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act Of 2001

Mr. Speaker, today I urge my colleagues to join my friend from Ohio, Mr. Ney, myself, and over 100 of their colleagues, to support the Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act ...

Speaking: Kildee
Honoring Deb Buswell Of Lacrosse, Wi

Mr. Speaker, today I rise to pay tribute to a constituent of mine, and a very special teacher, Debra Buswell. Debra Buswell was recently named Outstanding Environmental Educator of the ...

Speaking: Kind
In Honor Of Richard Kwasneski, Mayor Of Lemont, Il

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Richard Kwasneski, who in just a few weeks will be retiring as Mayor of Lemont, Illinois, which is located in my congressional district.

Speaking: Biggert
February 22 Forest Roundtable In Missoula

Mr. Speaker, on February 22 I sponsored a roundtable discussion in Missoula, Montana on forest health issues. This discussion included presentations from a wide array of interests.

Speaking: Rehberg
Forty-Three Brave American Soldiers

Mr. Speaker, history almost forgot forty-three American soldiers who were involved in one of the hottest firefights of the Cold War. The morning after Thanksgiving in 1984, the soldiers monitoring ...

Speaking: Turner
Getting Our Girls Ready For The 21st Century Act (Go Girl!)

Mr. Speaker, what's wrong with this picture? Females make up slightly more than 50 percent of this country's population, yet, less than 30 percent of America's scientists are women. Even ...

Speaking: Woolsey
Wage And Labor Rights Violations In The American Territories

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak against the ongoing wage and labor rights violations in factories operating in some of our American territories, and I ask that my colleagues ...

Speaking: Miller
Tribute To Commander John Fristachi

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize an outstanding Naval Officer, Commander John C.P. Fristachi, who served with distinction and dedication for almost three years for the Secretary of the ...

Speaking: Lewis
Arc Of Dallas

Mr. Speaker, I would like to recognize and congratulate the Arc of Dallas for its efforts in improving the quality of life of persons with mental retardation and related developmental ...

Speaking: Frost
Structured Settlement Protection Act

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to introduce the Structured Settlement Protection Act. This legislation protects the Congressional policy underlying structured settlements and brings a final resolution to the issue known ...

Speaking: Shaw
National Telecommunicators Week

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in Honor of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Each year, the second week of April is dedicated to the men and women who serve as ...

Speaking: Shimkus
Tribute To Representative Joe Moakley

Mr. Speaker, on the day all of Washington serves tribute to my friend and mentor Congressman Joe Moakley for his exceptional contribution to our nation, I recognize the apt words ...

Speaking: Capuano
Tribute To Rabbi Mark G. Loeb

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor, Rabbi Mark G. Loeb, an outstanding religious leader who has served the Beth El Congregation of Baltimore for 25 years. He has led ...

Speaking: Cardin
Tribute To Violinist Lin Cho-Liang

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the award-winning violinist Lin Cho-Liang--Jimmy Lin to his English-speaking friends.

Speaking: Wu
Wetlands Reserve Program Enhancement Act

Mr. Speaker, today I am proud to introduce the Wetlands Reserve Program Enhancement Act of 2001 in order to extend authority for the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) authorized under the ...

Speaking: Pickering
Upon Introduction Of Prison Inmate Act Of 2001

Mr. Speaker, today I am introducing the Federal Inmate Work Act of 2001, a bill to help reduce crime by providing federal inmates real-world job skills while in prison. This ...

Speaking: Wolf
Global Competitiveness Of The U.S. Leasing Industry

Mr. Speaker, today I am introducing a bill that would eliminate a provision of the tax code which hinders the global competitiveness of the U.S. leasing industry.

Speaking: McCrery
Women’s Obstetrician And Gynecologist Medical Access Now Act

Mr. Speaker, today I am introducing the Women's Obstetrician and Gynecologist Medical Access Now Act, the WOMAN Act. This bill will ensure that every woman has direct access to her ...

Speaking: Davis
Fairness And Equity For Spouses Of Foreign Service Officers

Mr. Speaker, today I am introducing legislation to correct an inequity that affects a number of spouses of Foreign Service Officers in my district and throughout the nation who served ...

Speaking: Moran
The American Wetland Restoration Act

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to announce the introduction of the ``American Wetland Restoration Act.''

Speaking: Jones
Tribute To Veterans Of Foreign Wars On Loyalty Day

Mr. Speaker, I rise this evening to pay tribute to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, a fine group of men and women who share a profound ...

Speaking: Lipinski
Reform Dairy Pricing Regulations

Mr. Speaker, today I am introducing a bill that will reform the method by which fluid milk has been priced in our country for too long. The Federal Milk Marketing ...

Speaking: Petri
Help More Full-Time Workers Bring Home A Decent Paycheck

Mr. Speaker, on March 7 I introduced the ``Federal Living Wage Responsibility Act of 2001,'' legislation to mandate a livable wage for employees under Federal contracts and subcontracts. Seventy representatives ...

Speaking: Gutierrez
Tribute To Irving M. Rosenbaum On His 80th Birthday

Mr. Speaker, I invite my colleagues to join me today in paying tribute to a great man who will shortly celebrate his 80th birthday--Irving M. Rosenbaum. In addition to the ...

Speaking: Lantos
Guam’s Educators And Students Mourn The Passing Of Dr. Manuel Bartonico

Mr. Speaker, I rise to pay tribute to one of Guam's finest educators, Dr. Manuel Bartonico. He was a highly professional administrator in Guam's public schools who was able to ...

Speaking: Underwood
In Honor Of Shelly Livingston

Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize the retirement, after many years of service, of a valuable staff member of our International Relations Committee, Shelly Livingston. Shelly's last day in the ...

Speaking: Gilman
A Tribute To Preben Munch Nielsen

Mr. Speaker, I invite my colleagues to join me today in paying tribute to one of the great heroes of World War II-- Preben Munch Nielsen, a Dane who has ...

Speaking: Lantos
A Tribute To The Employees Of Mcclellan Air Force Base

Mr. Speaker, we rise in tribute to the outstanding employees of McClellan Air Base. On April 9 and 10, 2001, McClellan will host two events honoring the men and women ...

Speaking: Ose
Honoring Sojourner Truth Awardees

Mr. Speaker, I rise today on behalf of the Pontiac, Michigan branch of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., who on April 7, will hold ...

Speaking: Kildee
Tribute To Beech Island Historical Society

Mr. Speaker, on April 28, 2001, in Granville South Carolina, the Beech Island Historical Society will host the Fifteenth Annual Beech Island Heritage Day Celebration. As in the past, the ...

Speaking: Clyburn
In Remembrance Of The Victims Of The Katyn Forest Massacre

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the victims of the Katyn Forest Massacre, sixty-one years after the horrible tragedy. Memorial Services will be held on April 7, 2001 at ...

Speaking: Menendez
Personal Explanation

Mr. Speaker, due to a cancellation of an airline flight from my district yesterday, I was unavoidably detained and thus absent for three votes. Had I been present, I would ...

Speaking: Scarborough
Honoring Sergeant Phillip Thick

Mr. Speaker, it is a great honor to rise and pay tribute to the men and women of the Lapeer County, Michigan, Sheriff's Department. These brave men and women constantly ...

Speaking: Kildee
In Honor Of Cub Scout Pack 180 Of Holden

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Cub Scouts Pack 180 of Holden, Massachusetts. On this day, April 6, 2001, 6 young men completed one journey and are beginning another. ...

Speaking: McGovern
Tribute To Mr. Katsuya Miyahira &Amp; Mr. Iha Seikichi Sensei

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Mr. Katsuya Miyahira who has had a distinguished career in martial arts. Currently, he is the President of the Okinawa Shorin Ryu Shido-kan ...

Estate Tax Relief Act

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to introduce the Estate Tax Relief Act.

Speaking: Collins
Providing Resources And Education For Kids Act (Pre-K)

Mr. Speaker, today I re-introduced the Providing Resources and Education for Kids Act (Pre-K). This legislation would provide a financial incentive to schools to devote resources to establish pre-kindergarten programs. ...

Speaking: Kind
Fighting Against Leukemia

Mr. Speaker, as the past chair of the House Science Committee's Technology Subcommittee, I am well aware that technology is improving our lives in immeasurable ways--including health care. I rise ...

Speaking: Morella
Honoring Gary Lee Timmer

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to the loyal men and women of the Lapeer County, Michigan, Sheriff's Department. On May 11, the Department will honor one of ...

Speaking: Kildee
Honoring The Hopkinton High School Girl’s Indoor Track Team

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to join the community of Hopkinton, Massachusetts in celebrating the achievements and accomplishments of the Hopkinton High School Girl's Indoor Track Team. On Saturday, February ...

Speaking: McGovern
Bon Ton Shoppe Anniversary

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Stella Wingerter and her family on the 40th anniversary of the Bon Ton Shoppe Inc.

Speaking: Rogers
In Recognition Of Wladyslaw Bartoszewski The Foreign Minister Of Poland

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Polish Foreign Minister Wladyslaw Bartoszewski for his contributions to the political and social freedoms enjoyed by the citizens of Poland today, after enduring ...

Speaking: Menendez
Tax Credits For School Teachers

Mr. Speaker, today I introduced legislation that will provide elementary and secondary school teachers with a $500 refundable tax credit when they purchase books, supplies, and equipment out of their ...

Speaking: Kind
Tribute To Butler Manufacturing Company

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in salute to the Butler Manufacturing Company and its 100 years of service and leadership to Greater Kansas City, the United States, and countries abroad. ...

Speaking: McCarthy
Asbestos Settlement Fund Relief Legislation

Mr. Speaker, today I rise, along with my colleague from Georgia (Rep. John Lewis) to introduce legislation that would help companies and victims that are struggling with asbestos liability. Distinct ...

Speaking: Collins
Tribute To Annie Martin Gibson

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to Mrs. Annie Martin Gibson of Summerton, South Carolina, who died at the age of 90 on March 6. Mrs. Gibson and ...

Speaking: Clyburn
Introduction Of The Personal Information Privacy Act

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to reintroduce legislation, the Personal Information Privacy Act (PIPA), that safeguards consumers' personal privacy by giving them the ability to protect personal information from being ...

Speaking: Kleczka
Tribute To William J. Hearin

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor and remember the life of a great man, William J. ``Bill'' Hearin. Mr. Hearin passed away Monday, February 19, 2001 at the Mobile ...

Speaking: Callahan
Death Of Robert M. Tallon, Father Of Former Representative Robin Tallon

Mr. Speaker, Members of the House who served with Representative Robin Tallon of South Carolina should know that on January 28, 2001, his father passed away. Robert M. Tallon was ...

Speaking: Spratt
Tribute To Wilson High School

Mr. Speaker, on April 21-23, 2001, more than 1,200 students from across the United States will be in Washington, D.C. to compete in the national finals of the We the ...

Speaking: Clyburn
Honoring The Memory Of Raymond F. Conkling

Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask my colleagues here in the United States House of Representatives to join me in paying tribute to the late Raymond F. Conkling, a ...

Speaking: Payne
Tribute To Carol Spiker

Mr. Speaker, it is with great pleasure that I rise today as Delaware's lone member of Congress to honor and pay tribute to Carol Spiker, a dear friend and National ...

Speaking: Castle
Introduction Of Brownfields Clean-Up Act

Mr. Speaker, today I am introducing legislation that would make the tax incentive for cleaning up and redeveloping brownfields permanent. Mr. Weller, who has a long history of involvement on ...

Speaking: Coyne
Congressional Review Act

Mr. Speaker, I rise to offer two resolutions under the Congressional Review Act to rescind two egregious regulations promulgated by the previous administration that affect consumers nationwide.

Speaking: Knollenberg
Celebrating Greek Independence

Mr. Speaker, I rise to celebrate with my colleagues the 180th anniversary of Greek independence. Greek culture has been a foundation for the world, spreading from the dense forests of ...

Speaking: Filner
The Retirement Security Act Of 2001

Mr. Speaker, today I am introducing along with Messrs. Rangel, Matsui, Coyne and Andrews, the Retirement Security Act of 2001. This legislation expands and improves pension coverage for low- and ...

Speaking: Neal
Amendments To The Taxpayer Relief Act Of 1997

Mr. Speaker, today I am introducing a bill that would eliminate a trap for the unwary that was inadvertently created with the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. The bill would ...

Speaking: Shaw
Commending The Government Of Bulgaria

Mr. Speaker, I commend the leadership of the government of Bulgaria for its ongoing interest in and support for modernization of the Maritza III East thermal plant. I urge the ...

Speaking: Bonilla
Personal Explanation

Mr. Speaker, due to my presence at a funeral in Oregon on Tuesday, April 3, I was not able to participate in any roll call votes that took place on ...

Speaking: Walden
Introduction Of The Expensing Technology Reform Act Of 2001

Mr. Speaker, today, Representative Neal and I have introduced legislation which will update the existing depreciation schedules for high tech assets. Currently, businesses must depreciate much of their high tech ...

Speaking: Weller
Honoring The 50th Anniversary Of Wmuk Radio

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the 50th Anniversary of one of the finest radio stations in my state of Michigan, and indeed the entire Midwest, WMUK, of Kalamazoo, ...

Speaking: Upton
April 26, 2001 Is National D.O. Day

Mr. Speaker, Thursday, April 26, is National DO Day. We recognize the more than 47,000 osteopathic physicians (D.O.s) across the country for their contributions to the American healthcare system. On ...

Speaking: Dingell
Preventive Screening For Colorectal Cancer

Mr. Speaker, I am proud to introduce the Eliminate Colorectal Cancer Act, a bill that can save the lives of thousands of people who might otherwise succumb to a type ...

Speaking: Slaughter
Veterans Memorial Enhancement Act

Mr. Speaker, a few months ago, a Vietnam Veterans memorial in my district was vandalized, and the cost to repair the memorial is estimated to be $4,000. When I learned ...

Speaking: John
Introduction Of The Community Character Act Of 2001

Mr. Speaker, today, I am introducing the Community Character Act of 2001. This legislation will provide state grants to develop or revise state land use plans and planning legislation that ...

Speaking: Blumenauer
Elementary And Secondary Counseling Improvement Act

Mr. Speaker, today I am introducing the Elementary and Secondary Counseling Improvement Act, legislation to provide for elementary and secondary school counseling programs. The epidemic of school shootings across the ...

Speaking: Roukema
Atmosphere Of Trust Missing In Belarus

Mr. Speaker, this fall, the Belarusian Government is planning to hold their second presidential elections since independence. Judging by the continuing actions of the repressive regime of Aleksandr Lukashenka, free, ...

Speaking: Smith
Fha Shutdown Prevention Act

Mr. Speaker, today, along with Represenative Frank, I will be introducing a bill I filed last Congress, the ``FHA Shutdown Prevention Act.''

Speaking: LaFalce
Supporting The National Children’s Memorial Flag Day

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to join with my colleague Shelley Berkley to introduce this concurrent resolution supporting National Children's Memorial Flag Day.

Speaking: Stark
Honoring Inductees Into Mobile Sports Hall Of Fame April 4, 2001

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to four outstanding gentlemen who will be inducted into the Mobile Sports Hall of Fame on April 12, 200 1. 1 would ...

Speaking: Callahan
Introduction Of The Civil Rights Procedures Protection Act Of 2001

Mr. Speaker, I am proud to join today with a bipartisan group of colleagues to introduce the Civil Rights Procedures Protection Act of 2001. This bill is designed to reassert ...

Speaking: Markey
The Get Arsenic Out Of Our Drinking Water Act

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to introduce the ``Get Arsenic Out of Our Drinking Water Act.'' This legislation is necessary in order to prevent the Administration from irresponsibly weakening safe ...

Speaking: Waxman
Introduction Of The Financial Services Antifraud Network Act Of 2000

Mr. Speaker, recently, indicted financier Martin Frankel was extradited to the United States to face felony charges stemming from financial fraud. Originally a stockbroker, Frankel was permanently barred from the ...

Speaking: Rogers
Tribute To The Honorable William H. Bradley Ware

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the work of the Honorable William H. Bradley of Ware, Massachusetts. In 1993, Mr. Bradley was appointed by President Clinton to be State ...

Speaking: McGovern
Honoring Charlene Dindo And Judy Reeves

Mr. Speaker, I wish today to honor two wonderfully inspirational teachers in my district, Charlene Dindo and Judy Reeves, who have recently been selected as winners of the distinguished National ...

Speaking: Callahan
Tribute To Richard Brewer

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to a remarkable South Carolinian who was named ``MVP 2001'' by the South Carolina State Council of Senior Citizens. Richard Brewer has ...

Speaking: Clyburn
National Health Promotion Resolution Of 2001

Mr. Speaker, I rise today, along with my colleague Mr. Burton, to introduce the National Health Promotion Resolution of 2001. This resolution recognizes the importance of health promotion and disease ...

Speaking: Green
Snowmobiles In National Parks

Mr. Speaker, I am today introducing, with 17 of my colleagues, a bill to protect America's national parks from what is expected to be the next environmental rollback by the ...

Speaking: Holt
Introduction Of The Nsf Authorization Act Of 2001

Mr. Speaker, today, I am introducing a bill to authorize funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the next four fiscal years. The bill provides for increases of 15% ...

Speaking: JOHNSON
Honoring Out Front Colorado On Its 25th Anniversary

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the largest gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender publication in the Rocky Mountain region, Out Front Colorado, for its tremendous success over the past ...

Speaking: DeGette
International Roma Day Revisited

Mr. Speaker, on International Roma Day last year, the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities released a detailed report on the situation of Roma in the OSCE region. Unfortunately, in ...

Speaking: Smith
In Support Of Long Beach Navy Crew Member Detained In China

Mr. Speaker, I know my fellow Members of Congress join me in calling for the safe return home of the 24 American servicemen and women currently being detained in China ...

Speaking: Horn
On H. Res. 91 And H. Res. 56

Mr. Speaker, I regret that I was unable to speak on the floor yesterday when the resolutions on the human rights situation in China and Tibet and in Cuba were ...

Speaking: Wolf
Navy Ep-3 Aircraft In China

Mr. Speaker, the emergency landing of the Navy EP-3 aircraft in China demonstrates the nature of the risk that our service members endure each day. 24 hours a day, 7 ...

Speaking: Davis
Marriage Penalty And Family Tax Relief Act Of 2001

Mr. Speaker, Getting married shouldn't mean saying `I do;' to higher taxes. In my state of New York over one and a half million couples are burdened by the marriage ...

Speaking: Israel
Introduction Of The Clean Air Investment Act

Mr. Speaker, well over 100 million Americans live in metropolitan, suburban, and even rural regions that are facing a serious environmental and economic problem--attainment of air quality standards of the ...

Speaking: Bentsen
Regarding China, Is It Getting Personal?

Mr. Speaker, this Member wants to call his colleagues attention to the article by Jim Hoagland in the Washington Post on April 4, 2001. He most assuredly is correct that ...

Speaking: Bereuter
Islamic Extremists Find Unwitting Allies In Central Asian Dictatorships

Mr. Speaker, I am utterly appalled by the Taliban regime's vicious campaign to stamp out freedom and religious tolerance in Afghanistan. But the Taliban's zeal to propagate a warped version ...

Speaking: Lantos
Testimony Of Dr. Irving Smokler

Mr. Speaker, I would like to share with my colleagues, the testimony of Dr. Irving Smokler, presented to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education and ...

Speaking: Rivers

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