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Senate

Prayer

Give the Members of this body the wisdom to use this day for Your glory. May they use their talents to strengthen our Nation and world. Empower them to strive ...

Prayer

O Lord, You have made this day for Yourself and for us. It is Your day, and we share its meaning. Remind us that You use our minds, hands, and ...

Prayer

The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer:

Prayer

Entwine our lives with Your purposes so that our land will be blessed by Your providence.

Reservation Of Leader Time

Under the previous order, leadership time is reserved.

Prayer

We pray in Your sovereign Name. Amen.

Prayer

Let us pray.

Prayer

Help us to bring aid and comfort to those who have been battered by the forces of nature. May we see in their trials opportunities to serve You.

Executive Session

I ask that the President be immediately notified of the Senate's action.

Speaking: Frist
Executive Session

Mr. President, for the information of my colleagues, Senator Lott has been scheduled to speak. When he comes, we will be alternating back and forth. The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Does ...

Speaking: Frist
Executive Session

Mr. President, I rise today in support of the nomination of Judge John G. Roberts, Jr., to be Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

Speaking: Rockefeller
Executive Session

I move to lay that motion on the table.

Speaking: Reid
Executive Session

I thank the Chair.

Speaking: Kennedy
Executive Session

Mr. President, I rise today to support the nomination of Judge John Roberts to be Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Speaking: Shelby
Executive Session

The time is equally divided.

Executive Session

The time is yours.

Speaking: Reid
Executive Session

The Senator from New York is recognized.

Executive Session

Mr. President, as I announced on this floor last week, I intend to vote against the nomination of Judge John Roberts to be Chief Justice of the United States. In ...

Speaking: Reid
Executive Session

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

Speaking: Frist
Executive Session

Mr. President, I rise to speak in support of John Roberts' nomination for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The debate that the Senate will have this week is truly ...

Speaking: Ensign
Executive Session

That would take an amendment to the previously agreed-to order.

Executive Session

Mr. President, among the great responsibilities and privileges of being a Member of the U.S. Senate is assessing the qualifications and voting on the confirmation of members of the U.S. ...

Speaking: Bond
Executive Session

Is there a sufficient second?

Executive Session

The Senator from Vermont.

Executive Session

I move to reconsider the vote.

Speaking: Frist
Executive Session

The majority whip.

Executive Session

Under the previous order, the time from 10:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. will be under the control of the Senator from Pennsylvania.

Executive Session

Mr. President, the duty before us today to provide advice and consent on John Roberts' nomination as Chief Justice of the United States is perhaps the most significant responsibility we ...

Speaking: Frist
Executive Session

Mr. President, I thank the Senator from Massachusetts for his leadership on these issues through the decades.

Speaking: Schumer
Executive Session

Madam President, at the outset, I compliment and salute my distinguished colleague, Senator Leahy, for his appropriate, really elegant, remarks in support of the nomination of Judge Roberts to be ...

Speaking: Specter
Executive Session

The legislative clerk called the roll.

Executive Session

Under the previous order, the time until 10:30 a.m. will be equally divided between the two leaders or their designees.

Executive Session

Mr. President, Judge John Roberts is indeed an outstanding choice to be the 17th Chief Justice of the United States. He is one of our Nation's top legal minds, and ...

Speaking: Dole
Executive Session

The legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll.

Executive Session

Mr. President, my friend and colleague, the Senator from New York, is here. He wants to speak briefly. I know the time is divided for the next hour. I ask ...

Speaking: Kennedy
Executive Session

Mr. President, I will vote in favor of the nomination of Judge John Roberts to be the Chief Justice of the United States. This has not been an easy decision, ...

Speaking: Feingold
Executive Session

Mr. President, this is a critical time in our Nation's history. For the first time in more than a decade, we have not just one but two vacancies on the ...

Speaking: Stabenow
Executive Session

Mr. President, I want to compliment the senior Senator from Nevada, the Democratic leader. I supported him for assistant leader, and I supported him for leader, and I have never ...

Speaking: Leahy
Executive Session

The Senator from Mississippi is recognized.

Speaking: Murkowski
Executive Session

The legislative clerk read the nomination of John G. Roberts, Jr., of Maryland to be Chief Justice of the United States.

Executive Session

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

Speaking: Leahy
Executive Session

Mr. President, the Constitution grants the Senate the power and responsibility to advise and consent on the President's judicial nominations. And there is no more important judicial nomination than Chief ...

Speaking: Lautenberg
Executive Session

Mr. President, I rise today in reluctant opposition to the confirmation of John Roberts as Chief Justice of the United States. While Judge Roberts is a talented lawyer and Constitutional ...

Speaking: Akaka
Executive Session

Mr. President, in a few minutes, we will begin the final remarks regarding the nomination of Judge John Roberts to serve as Chief Justice of the United States. Beginning at ...

Speaking: Frist
Executive Session

Mr. President, I will vote for the nomination of John Roberts to be the next Chief Justice of the United States. He is intelligent with an impressive educational background; extensive ...

Speaking: Landrieu
Executive Session

Under the previous order, the time from 11 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. will be under the control of the Democratic leader.

Speaking: Ensign
Executive Session

Mr. President, I believe that the U.S. Constitution is about protecting the rights of Americans, not about restricting those rights. And that is why I will vote against Judge John ...

Speaking: Corzine
Executive Session

The clerk will call the roll.

Executive Session

The Senator from Massachusetts is recognized.

Executive Session

Under the previous order, the Senate will proceed to executive session to resume consideration of Calendar No. 317, which the clerk will report.

Executive Session

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Executive Session

Madam President, I am delighted this morning to rise to speak on the nomination of Judge John Roberts to become Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Before I proceed ...

Speaking: Lott
Executive Session

The result was announced--yeas 78, nays 22, as follows:

Executive Session

Mr. President, I will probably speak 8 or 9 minutes. My colleague wanted to speak for about 4 or 5 minutes. That would not interfere with the previous agreement. I ...

Speaking: Kennedy
Executive Session

Madam President, Senators cast many important votes--votes to strengthen our highway system, or to implement a comprehensive energy strategy, for example--but it is not often we cast a vote that ...

Speaking: McConnell
Executive Session

The assistant legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll.

Executive Session

Madam President, as we come to the conclusion of these confirmation proceedings, I commend Senators on both sides of the aisle for taking the time and making the effort to ...

Speaking: Leahy
Executive Session

The nomination was confirmed.

Executive Session

The majority leader is recognized.

Executive Session

I wonder if the senior Senator from Nevada will yield to me. I wish to make a comment. I know he still has a couple of minutes left.

Speaking: Leahy
Executive Session

Mr. President, Judge Roberts came before the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this month as a very well respected judge with a sterling academic record and a remarkable legal career. He ...

Speaking: Kohl
Legislative Session

I ask that the Senate resume legislative session.

Speaking: Frist
Legislative Session

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Legislative Session

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

Speaking: Feingold
Legislative Session

The legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll.

Legislative Session

I suggest the absence of a quorum.

Speaking: Frist
Legislative Session

The clerk will call the roll.

Iraq

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Iraq

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that I be able to speak as in morning business. Is that proper at this time?

Speaking: Stevens
Iraq

Yes, it is. Without objection, it is so ordered.

Iraq

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

Speaking: Stevens
Iraq

Mr. President, will the Senator yield for a quick question?

Speaking: Boxer
Iraq

Mr. President, I rise once again today to comment on the deeply disturbing consequences of the President's misguided policies in Iraq. I have spoken before about my grave concern that ...

Speaking: Feingold
Iraq

I want to finish my statement.

Speaking: Feingold
Iraq

The assistant legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll.

Iraq

Mr. President, I wish to thank my colleague for correcting me on the point that I missed that, yes, out of the five or six missions I named, I left ...

Speaking: Boxer
Iraq

Sure.

Speaking: Boxer
Iraq

Mr. President, I thank the Senator from California. The Senator has very nicely returned to the main point of what I was trying to illustrate today. We certainly agree on ...

Speaking: Feingold
Iraq

The clerk will call the roll.

Iraq

Mr. President, I thank the Senator from Wisconsin, Mr. Feingold. I am very proud to be on his resolution which finally would hold this President and his administration accountable for ...

Speaking: Boxer
Iraq

Could I do that in 2 minutes?

Speaking: Feingold
Iraq

I thank the Senator from California. She accurately described the way in which we got in this situation. I called it on the Senate floor, in October 2002, shifting justifications. ...

Speaking: Feingold
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

Mr. President, I am disturbed that we are delayed in taking up the Defense appropriations bill for 2006. It has been a problem. We have to wait for the authorization ...

Speaking: Stevens
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent to speak up to 10 minutes as if in morning business.

Speaking: Harkin
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

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

Speaking: Harkin
Avian Flu Pandemic

We are still in morning business, are we?

Speaking: Stevens
Avian Flu Pandemic

The Senator from Illinois is recognized.

Avian Flu Pandemic

Mr. President, I thank the distinguished Senator from Alaska. I will try to be brief.

Speaking: Obama
Avian Flu Pandemic

I am happy to defer to Senator Stevens if he has something he would like to say.

Speaking: Obama
Avian Flu Pandemic

The Senator from Alaska.

Avian Flu Pandemic

Mr. President, I want the Senate to know I welcome the attention of Senators to the problem of the avian virus. In 1997, because of information I discovered concerning what ...

Speaking: Stevens
Avian Flu Pandemic

I will wait for the Senator's statement.

Speaking: Stevens
Avian Flu Pandemic

The Senator from Illinois.

Avian Flu Pandemic

I thank the Presiding Officer.

Speaking: Harkin
Avian Flu Pandemic

We are.

Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

Mr. President, once the bill is before the Senate, it is open to amendment.

Speaking: Stevens
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

I would like to be recognized.

Speaking: Reid
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

Mr. President, I was yielded to for a question.

Speaking: Harkin
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

Thereupon, the Senate proceeded to consider the bill, which had been reported from the Committee on Appropriations, with an amendment.

Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

(Strike the part in black brackets and insert the part shown in italic.)

Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

With the understanding I would be able to offer an amendment as soon as the bill is laid down.

Speaking: Harkin
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

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

Speaking: Harkin
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

Is there objection?

Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

The legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll.

Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

I say to my friend, if he will yield further, I appreciate it. I would like to work with him on this, and I think our staffs have been, but ...

Speaking: Harkin
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

The committee amendment in the nature of a substitute was agreed to.

Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

I would be happy to yield time to the minority leader.

Speaking: Burr
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

Mr. President, I now ask unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to the immediate consideration of Calendar No. 230, H.R. 2863. I further ask consent that the committee-reported substitute be ...

Speaking: Stevens
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

The clerk will report the amendment.

Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

Mr. President, reserving the right to object.

Speaking: Harkin
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

Along with the Senator from Hawaii, I am pleased to present the Defense appropriations bill for 2006. This bill reflects the bipartisan approach that my cochairman, Senator Inouye, and I ...

Speaking: Stevens
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

Mr. President, I say to my colleagues that the classified annex that accompanies the 2006 Defense appropriations bill is available in S407 for all Members and those staffs who have ...

Speaking: Stevens
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

Mr. President, would the distinguished President pro tempore of the Senate allow us to be in a period of morning business during that period of time? There are some people ...

Speaking: Reid
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

Okay.

Speaking: Harkin
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

The legislative clerk read as follows:

Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

Will the Senator from Iowa allow me to yield to the minority leader?

Speaking: Burr
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

Mr. President, I wanted the amendment I sent to the desk read because I want those who are not here, who are maybe in their offices, and their staff to ...

Speaking: Harkin
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

The Senator from North Carolina holds time.

Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

Mr. President, let me try to connect the logic with the reality, that if the Senator permits me, I will sit down with him next week. I believe I can ...

Speaking: Burr
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

The Senator from North Carolina.

Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

Mr. President, we have several minutes remaining before we move on. I take this opportunity to assure the minority leader that I was in the same briefing. I think all ...

Speaking: Burr
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

Will the Senator yield?

Speaking: Harkin
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

Does the Senator modify his request?

Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

The Senator from Iowa.

Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

Does the Senator from North Carolina yield the floor?

Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

The Senator from Hawaii.

Speaking: Martinez
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

I am happy to yield.

Speaking: Burr
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

The Senator doesn't need to recognize me. The Chair needs to recognize me. Is he finished?

Speaking: Reid
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

The Senate is not under controlled time.

Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

Does the Senator need time before 2:30?

Speaking: Burr
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that there be a period of routine morning business between the hours of 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. today. Senators have been invited to ...

Speaking: Stevens
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

Mr. President, I thank you very much. I apologize to the Senator from North Carolina for interrupting. I did not mean to do that.

Speaking: Reid
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

Absolutely.

Speaking: Harkin
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

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

Speaking: Stevens
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

Mr. President, I rise today to offer my strong endorsement of H.R. 2863, the fiscal year 2006 Defense appropriations bill. As the chairman noted, this bill was unanimously approved by ...

Speaking: Inouye
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

The minority leader.

Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

Mr. President, I rise to commend my colleague from Iowa. My colleague recognizes the need for this country to prepare for a possible influenza pandemic. I am not here to ...

Speaking: Burr
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

If the minority leader will allow me a few more minutes, I will conclude my comments as they relate to the amendment by the Senator from Iowa.

Speaking: Burr
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

The clerk will call the roll.

Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

I am asking for morning business during that period. There would be morning business with no votes from 2:30 to 4 o'clock.

Speaking: Stevens
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

I don't know. Are we under controlled time?

Speaking: Reid
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

I will not consent to that. Under the rules, he is entitled to offer an amendment. I have asked unanimous consent.

Speaking: Stevens
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006

The Senator from North Carolina yielded for a question to the Senator from Iowa.

Morning Business

Under the previous order, the Senate will now proceed to a period for the transaction of morning business until 4 p.m.

Amendment No. 1886 To The Department Of Defense Appropriations Bill

The Senator from Indiana.

Amendment No. 1886 To The Department Of Defense Appropriations Bill

Mr. President, I wish to continue the discussion we were having. I cannot tell you how disappointed I am that the first amendment on the Department of Defense appropriations bill ...

Speaking: Enzi
Avian Flu

Mr. President, I first pay tribute to my friend, colleague, and the chairman of our HELP Committee, Senator Enzi, for his comments and his statements. We have worked very closely ...

Speaking: Kennedy
Avian Flu

The clerk will call the roll.

Avian Flu

The Senator from Florida.

Avian Flu

The bill clerk proceeded to call the roll.

Avian Flu

The Senator from Wyoming.

Avian Flu

The Senator from Massachusetts.

Speaking: Coleman
Avian Flu

Mr. President, reflect for a moment on what America went through with Hurricane Katrina, reflect on what it has meant to our country and what it has meant to our ...

Speaking: Durbin
Avian Flu

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

Speaking: Durbin
Avian Flu

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

Speaking: Enzi
Avian Flu

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Avian Flu

Mr. President, let me begin by thanking our colleague, Senator Kennedy from Massachusetts. He is busy and has a lot on his agenda. He has graciously agreed to let me ...

Speaking: Bayh
Ethanol

Responding to the Senator from Florida, through the Chair, the nation of Brazil decided, years ago, they were tired of their vulnerability to foreign energy sources and they said: We ...

Speaking: Durbin
Ethanol

Mr. President, I thank the Senator from Florida. He has identified an issue which every American family understands every time they go to the gasoline station.

Speaking: Durbin
Ethanol

I would like to comment, through the Chair, and say to the Senator from Florida that because of the hurricanes we have lost 22 percent of our refining capacity in ...

Speaking: Durbin
Ethanol

I would say, in response to the Senator from Florida, through the Chair, I think America understands what this means. Our vulnerability, our dependence on foreign oil, means we are ...

Speaking: Durbin
Ethanol

Mr. President, I would like the Senator from Illinois to comment on the fact that in America most of the oil consumption is in the transportation sector. In the transportation ...

Speaking: Nelson
Ethanol

Mr. President, this Senator would say that it is only going to get worse if we do not do something now. This Senator thinks we are approaching a crisis because ...

Speaking: Nelson
Ethanol

I would like the Senator from Illinois to respond to the fact that Hurricane Katrina and now Hurricane Rita has given us another lesson of just how thin and delicate ...

Speaking: Nelson
Ethanol

Mr. President, just exactly what the Senator from Illinois says, there is a waiting list a mile long to get the hybrid vehicles that, in the case of Toyota, get ...

Speaking: Nelson
Ethanol

I would like to respond to the Senator from Florida through the Chair and say that Hurricane Katrina, those catastrophic winds that blew down the coast of Mississippi and Alabama ...

Speaking: Durbin
Ethanol

As we close this out--under the previous order, at 4 o'clock we will be in other business--I will continue my drumbeat on a daily basis about the need for energy ...

Speaking: Nelson
Ethanol

Mr. President, I am here for my daily speech on oil independence for this country. Before the assistant minority leader leaves the floor, as he has been such a leader ...

Speaking: Nelson
Extension Of Morning Business

I suggest the absence of a quorum.

Speaking: Baucus
Medicare Cost-Sharing And Welfare Extension Act Of 2005

I ask unanimous consent that the Grassley amendment at the desk be agreed to; the bill, as amended, be read a third time and passed; the motion to reconsider be ...

Speaking: Stevens
Medicare Cost-Sharing And Welfare Extension Act Of 2005

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Extension Of Morning Business

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Medicare Cost-Sharing And Welfare Extension Act Of 2005

The legislative clerk read as follows:

Medicare Cost-Sharing And Welfare Extension Act Of 2005

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Medicare Cost-Sharing And Welfare Extension Act Of 2005

The amendment (No. 1894) was agreed to, as follows:

Extension Of Morning Business

The clerk will call the roll.

Extension Of Morning Business

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that morning business be extended for 15 minutes.

Speaking: Stevens
Medicare Cost-Sharing And Welfare Extension Act Of 2005

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on Finance be discharged from further consideration of S. 1778 and the Senate proceed to its immediate consideration.

Speaking: Stevens
Medicare Cost-Sharing And Welfare Extension Act Of 2005

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

Medicare Cost-Sharing And Welfare Extension Act Of 2005

Without objection, it is so ordered. The clerk will report the bill by title.

Speaking: Chafee
Extension Of Morning Business

The legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll.

Extension Of Morning Business

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

Speaking: Baucus
Medicare Cost-Sharing And Welfare Extension Act Of 2005

The bill (S. 1778), as amended, was read the third time and passed, as follows:

Savings And Economic Competitiveness

Mr. President, more than 10,000 years ago, on the eastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea, people became farmers. They started growing crops of emmer and einkorn wheat. They harvested the ...

Speaking: Baucus
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

The Senator is listed as a cosponsor.

Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

I thank the distinguished Senator from Missouri. I was going to suggest that if the Senator from Alaska and the Senator from Hawaii want to accept the amendment, we could ...

Speaking: Leahy
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

The Leahy amendment.

Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

The clerk will call the roll.

Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

Mr. President, I rise today to join wholeheartedly my National Guard Caucus cochairman, the distinguished Senator from Vermont, in urging the Senate to adopt these emergency appropriations for our National ...

Speaking: Bond
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

Is that the Leahy-Bond amendment?

Speaking: Stevens
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

The Senator from Tennessee.

Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

Mr. President, is the Harkin amendment the pending amendment?

Speaking: Stevens
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

The Leahy amendment is pending.

Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

Mr. President, I and the Senator from Hawaii join in asking the clerks in both cloakrooms that they would send out a notice that we intend to move for third ...

Speaking: Stevens
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

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

Speaking: Leahy
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

I thank the Chair.

Speaking: Leahy, Bond
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

Mr. President, there have been so many legislative fellows and interns requesting to have seats on the floor, I am not sure there will be room for any regular staff ...

Speaking: Stevens
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

I move to reconsider the vote.

Speaking: Stevens
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

Is there objection?

Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

This is relative to the extraordinary work that they did in Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the extraordinary work that our Guard does throughout the Nation. In fact, as I ...

Speaking: Landrieu
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

I ask unanimous consent the Leahy amendment be set aside and the Harkin amendment be brought before the Senate.

Speaking: Stevens
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

We have had some conversations about this amendment. It is an amendment that raises the subject of the way the Government is going to approach the great problems associated with ...

Speaking: Stevens
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

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

Speaking: Stevens, Murray, Bond
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

Mr. President, we got into this situation for two reasons:

Speaking: Leahy
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

The Senator from Missouri.

Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

Mr. President, one of the minor procedural problems we have around here with an emergency clause is this has to go through several layers of clearance. It is not a ...

Speaking: Bond
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

The clerk will report.

Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

Mr. President, I clarify with the desk that I am shown on the Leahy amendment; it is the Leahy-Bond amendment?

Speaking: Bond
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

The assistant legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll.

Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

The question is on agreeing to the amendment of the Senator from Iowa.

Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

I call the attention of my colleagues to the fact that the money for Iraq and Afghanistan is in a reserve account in this bill and, theoretically, it should have ...

Speaking: Stevens
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

Mr. President, I discussed this with the distinguished floor managers.

Speaking: Leahy
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

It is the pending question.

Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

(Purpose: To appropriate $1,300,000,000 for Additional War-Related

Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

The amendment is as follows:

Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

It is.

Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

The amendment (No. 1886) was agreed to.

Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

I ask unanimous consent that the amendment be agreed to.

Speaking: Stevens
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

I suggest the absence of a quorum.

Speaking: Stevens
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent to be added as a cosponsor of the Bond-Leahy amendment regarding additional funding for the Guard and Reserve.

Speaking: Landrieu
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

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

Speaking: Leahy
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

The pending amendment is the Leahy amendment?

Speaking: Stevens
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

Mr. President, so Members will know, this amendment adds $1.3 billion in emergency funding for National Guard equipment to the supplemental portion of the fiscal year 2006 Defense appropriations bill. ...

Speaking: Leahy
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

I move to lay that motion on the table.

Speaking: Bond
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

The assistant legislative clerk read as follows:

Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

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

Speaking: Stevens
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent to speak for 6 minutes as in morning business.

Speaking: Alexander
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

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

Speaking: Leahy
Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

The legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll.

Department Of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006—Continued

The Senator is correct.

Amendment No. 1901, As Modified

The amendment (No. 1908) was agreed to.

Amendment No. 1901, As Modified

I move to reconsider the vote. Mr. DURBIN. I move to lay that motion on the table.

Speaking: Stevens
Amendment No. 1901, As Modified

The Senator is correct.

Amendment No. 1901, As Modified

The clerk will call the roll.

Amendment No. 1901, As Modified

I send an amendment to the desk.

Speaking: Durbin
Amendment No. 1901, As Modified

The amendment (No. 1901), as modified, was agreed to.

Amendment No. 1901, As Modified

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Amendment No. 1901, As Modified

Is there further debate? If not, the question is on agreeing to amendment No. 1908.

Amendment No. 1901, As Modified

Is there further debate on the amendment? If not, the question is on agreeing to amendment No. 1901, as modified.

Amendment No. 1901, As Modified

Mr. President, for the information of Senators, there will be no further action on the Defense appropriations bill tonight.

Speaking: Stevens
Amendment No. 1901, As Modified

The amendment, as modified, is as follows:

Amendment No. 1901, As Modified

There is not.

Amendment No. 1901, As Modified

The legislative clerk read as follows:

Amendment No. 1901, As Modified

Mr. President, the amendment before the Senate is now the Leahy-Bond amendment?

Speaking: Stevens
Amendment No. 1901, As Modified

There was one problem. The number of the Congress has been changed.

Speaking: Stevens
Amendment No. 1901, As Modified

Without objection, it is so ordered. The amendment is so modified.

Amendment No. 1901, As Modified

Mr. President, is there a pending amendment before us?

Speaking: Durbin
Amendment No. 1901, As Modified

The assistant legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll.

Amendment No. 1901, As Modified

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

Speaking: Durbin
Amendment No. 1901, As Modified

Is there a sufficient second?

Speaking: Chafee
Amendment No. 1901, As Modified

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

Speaking: Durbin, Stevens
Amendment No. 1901, As Modified

I move to reconsider the vote.

Speaking: Stevens
Amendment No. 1901, As Modified

The Senator from Alaska.

Amendment No. 1901, As Modified

The legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll.

Amendment No. 1901, As Modified

I ask for consideration of the amendment.

Speaking: Stevens
Amendment No. 1901, As Modified

I have a modification at the desk. I ask unanimous consent that the amendment be so modified.

Speaking: Stevens
Amendment No. 1901, As Modified

Mr. President, this amendment has been offered before and agreed to before. Unfortunately, it has not been enacted into law. It does very well on the floor of the Senate. ...

Speaking: Durbin
Amendment No. 1901, As Modified

I move to lay that motion on the table.

Speaking: Inouye
Amendment No. 1901, As Modified

The clerk will report.

Amendment No. 1901, As Modified

The amendment is so modified.

Amendment No. 1901, As Modified

I suggest the absence of a quorum.

Speaking: Stevens
Amendment No. 1901, As Modified

Mr. President, I withdraw that request and ask for the adoption of the pending amendment.

Speaking: Durbin
Amendment No. 1901, As Modified

The amendment is as follows: (Purpose: To ensure that a Federal employee who takes leave without pay in order to perform service as a member of the uniformed services or ...

Morning Business

The clerk will call the roll.

Morning Business

I ask unanimous consent that we go into a period for morning business.

Speaking: Stevens
Continuing Resolution

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

Speaking: Cantwell
Continuing Resolution

The assistant legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll.

Morning Business

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Morning Business

I suggest the absence of a quorum.

Speaking: Stevens
Continuing Resolution

The clerk will call the roll.

Continuing Resolution

Mr. President, here we go again, yes, here we go again. The fiscal year ends tomorrow at midnight. Only two of the annual appropriations bills required to fund the Federal ...

Speaking: Byrd
Morning Business

The assistant legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll.

Continuing Resolution

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Speaking: Allen
Morning Business

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

Speaking: Byrd
In Remembrance Of Sam Volpentest

Mr. President, I rise today to commemorate and pay tribute to the life of a great Washingtonian, a great American, and someone that I know even in the Nation's Capital ...

Speaking: Cantwell
Amending The Continuing Resolution

The Senator from Iowa.

Amending The Continuing Resolution

Mr. President, I thought the CR--the continuing resolution, as it is known around this place--was going to be laid down tonight. I guess it will not be laid down until ...

Speaking: Harkin
Amending The Continuing Resolution

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

Morning Business

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Morning Business

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

Speaking: Frist
Reimbursing Charitable Work

Mr. President, earlier this week the Washington Post reported that the Federal Emergency Management Agency was making plans to ``reimburse churches and other organizations that have opened their doors to ...

Speaking: Alexander
Reimbursing Charitable Work

FEMA Plans To Reimburse Faith Groups for Aid--As Civil Libertarians

Reimbursing Charitable Work

There being no objection, the material was ordered to be printed in the Record, as follows: [From the Washington Post, September 27, 2005]

Remembrances Of Sam Volpentest

Mr. President, I rise this evening to share the very sad news that Sam Volpentest--a name many of us in Congress know well--passed away last night at the age of ...

Speaking: Murray
National Hispanic Heritage Month

Mr. President, we are currently observing National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time when many members of the Latino community and the country at large remember and celebrate the profound contributions ...

Speaking: Feingold
Sequential Referral Request—Intelligence Authorization Act For Fy 2006

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that my letter to the majority leader dated September 29, 2005, be printed in the Record.

Speaking: Warner
Local Law Enforcement Enhancement Act Of 2005

Mr. President, I rise today to speak about the need for hate crimes legislation. Each Congress, Senator Kennedy and I introduce hate crimes legislation that would add new categories to ...

Speaking: Smith
Sequential Referral Request—Intelligence Authorization Act For Fy 2006

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

Water Technology And International Aid

Mr. President, fresh water is a substance that we as Americans assume will be available when and where we want it. However, the disruption of water and wastewater services following ...

Speaking: Domenici
Avian Influenza

Mr. President, I am pleased to support and cosponsor Senator Harkin's amendment aimed at enhancing our capability to combat an avian flu pandemic. This amendment provides absolutely crucial funding for ...

Speaking: Biden
Budget Scorekeeping Report

are included for entitlement and mandatory programs requiring annual appropriations even if the appropriations

Budget Scorekeeping Report

and $32.1 billion in outlays, which would be exempt from the enforcement of the budget resolution. Since

Budget Scorekeeping Report

Appropriations Act to Meet Immediate Needs Arising From the Consequences of Hurricane Katrina, 2005 (P.L. 109-

Budget Scorekeeping Report

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

Budget Scorekeeping Report

Since current level excludes the emergency appropriations in P.L. 109-13 (see footnote 2), the amounts

Budget Scorekeeping Report

Mr. President, I hereby submit to the Senate the budget scorekeeping report prepared by the Congressional Budget Office under section 308(b) and in aid of section 311 of the Congressional ...

Speaking: Gregg
Budget Scorekeeping Report

current level excludes the emergency appropriations in P.L. 109-13 (see footnote 2 of Table 2), the budget

Budget Scorekeeping Report

this section of the table, consistent with the budget resolution assumptions.\2\ Pursuant to section 402 of H. Con. Res. 95, the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2006,

Budget Scorekeeping Report

authority and $32,121 million in outlays, which would be exempt from the enforcement of the budget resolution.

Budget Scorekeeping Report

result, the current level excludes $83,140 million in budget authority and $33,034 million in outlays from the

Budget Scorekeeping Report

for emergency supplemental appropriations) for purposes of comparison.\2\ Current level is the estimated effect on revenue and spending of all legislation that the Congress has

Budget Scorekeeping Report

enacted or sent to the President for his approval. In addition, full-year funding estimates under current law

Budget Scorekeeping Report

61), and $51,800 in budget authority and $25 million in outlays from the the Second Emergency Supplemental

Budget Scorekeeping Report

emergency supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2005, in the amount of $81,811 million in budget

Budget Scorekeeping Report

109-7) and the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-8) are included in

Budget Scorekeeping Report

Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief, 2005

Budget Scorekeeping Report

specified in the budget resolution have also been reduced for purposes of comparison.Source: Congressional Budget Office.

Budget Scorekeeping Report

authority and outlay totals specified in the budget resolution have also been reduced (by the amounts assumed

Budget Scorekeeping Report

62).\3\ Excludes administrative expenses of the Social Security Administration, which are off-budget.\4\ H. Con. Res. 95, the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2006, assumed the enactment of

Budget Scorekeeping Report

have not been made.Source: Congressional Budget Office.

Budget Scorekeeping Report

emergency supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2005, in the amount of $81.8 billion in budget authority

Budget Scorekeeping Report

provisions designated as emergency requirements are exempt from enforcement of the budget resolution. As a

Budget Scorekeeping Report

(P.L. 109-13), $10,500 million in budget authority and $350 million in outlays from the Emergency Supplemental

Farm Aid’s 20th Annual Concert

Mr. President, on Sunday, September 18, just outside of Chicago, Farm Aid staged its 20th annual concert, playing to a sell-out crowd of more than 28,000. Over the years, Farm ...

Speaking: Harkin
Emergency Communications

Mr. President, today the Commerce Committee was scheduled to conduct an afternoon hearing regarding emergency communications. I regret that the hearing was postponed, and I hope and expect that the ...

Speaking: Kerry
Tribute To Simon Wiesenthal

Mr. President, I rise today to pay tribute to Simon Wiesenthal, the moral conscience of our generation and of generations to come. I was proud to cosponsor the resolution authored ...

Speaking: Corzine
President Uribe’s Appointment Of A Cabinet-Level Advisor On Afro- Colombian Issues

Mr. President, I rise today to call attention to an important step towards progress for Afro-descendants in Colombia, and an important opportunity for Afro-descendants throughout Latin America.

Speaking: Obama
The Pontifical Visit Of His Holiness Aram I

Mr. President, I take this opportunity to recognize the Pontifical Visit of His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, to my home State of California in ...

Speaking: Boxer
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Mr. President, I am proud to pay tribute to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, America's first Greek-letter organization established by black college women.

Speaking: Clinton
40th Anniversary Of The National Foundation For The Arts And Humanities

Mr. President, 40 years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson signed landmark legislation into law creating the Foundation on the Arts and Humanities. I was privileged to be one of the ...

Speaking: Kennedy
Additional Statements

Mr. President, I am honored to recognize three outstanding Massachusetts communities, each of which has been chosen by America's Promise as one of the ``100 Best Communities for Young People'' ...

Speaking: Kerry
In Remembrance Of Mildred Light Aldridge

Mr. President, I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to Mildred Light Aldridge, an educator and administrator for many years and the wife of the late Reverend ...

Speaking: Levin
Tribute To John Deering And His “Testament” Sculpture

Mr. President, nearly half a century ago, Arkansas experienced one of its darkest moments. As nine African-American students fought to integrate Central High School, they were accosted by students, threatened ...

Speaking: Pryor
Tribute To John H. Johnson

Mr. President, today, I pay tribute to the life and legacy of John H. Johnson. John was a pioneer whose monumental works in publishing and generous acts of philanthropy have ...

Speaking: Pryor
Honoring Judge Constance Baker Motley

Mr. President, I rise to honor and celebrate the remarkable life and legacy of Judge Constance Baker Motley, a trailblazer for civil rights who dedicated her life to advancing the ...

Speaking: Salazar
Executive Messages Referred

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

Messages From The President

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

Executive Messages 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.

Messages From The House

At 9:37 a.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 bill, without amendment. ...

Enrolled Bills Signed

The message also announced that the Speaker has signed the following enrolled bill:

Notification Regarding The Proposed Use Of Public Safety Funds Provided To The District Of Columbia Pursuant To Title I Of The District Of Columbia Appropriations Act, 2005, Public Law 108-335—Pm 24

The PRESIDING OFFICER laid before the Senate the following message from the President of the United States, together with an accompanying report; which was referred to the Committee on Appropriations:

Enrolled Bills Signed

The following enrolled bills, previously signed by the Speaker of the House, were signed yesterday, September 28, 2005, by the President pro tempore (Mr. Stevens):

Measures Read The First Time

The following bill was read the first time:

Enrolled Bills Signed

The enrolled bill was signed subsequently by the President pro tempore (Mr. Stevens).

Executive And Other Communications

The following communications were laid before the Senate, together with accompanying papers, reports, and documents, and were referred as indicated: EC-4039. A communication from the Assistant Administrator and Chief Information ...

Reports Of Committees

The following reports of committees were submitted:

Executive Reports Of Committees

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Executive Reports Of Committees

Mr. President, for the Committee on Armed Services I report favorably the following nomination lists which were printed in the Records on the dates indicated, and ask unanimous consent, to ...

Speaking: Warner
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. Obama, the name of the Senator from Minnesota (Mr. Dayton) was added as a cosponsor of S. 1770, a bill to amend the Internal Revenue ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Akaka, the names of the Senator from Rhode Island (Mr. Reed) and the Senator from Massachusetts (Mr. Kerry) were added as cosponsors of S. 1779, ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Durbin, the name of the Senator from New Mexico (Mr. Bingaman) was added as a cosponsor of S. 637, a bill to establish a national ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Craig, the name of the Senator from Virginia (Mr. Allen) was added as a cosponsor of S. 267, a bill to reauthorize the Secure Rural ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Dayton, his name was added as a cosponsor of S. 1692, a bill to provide disaster assistance to agricultural producers for crop and livestock losses, ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Nelson of Florida, the name of the Senator from Connecticut (Mr. Dodd) was added as a cosponsor of S. 347, a bill to amend titles ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Kyl, the name of the Senator from Louisiana (Mr. Vitter) was added as a cosponsor of S. 1689, a bill to state the policy of ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Obama, the name of the Senator from Indiana (Mr. Bayh) was added as a cosponsor of S. Con. Res. 53, a concurrent resolution expressing the ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Craig, the name of the Senator from Oklahoma (Mr. Coburn) was added as a cosponsor of S. 1691, a bill to amend selected statutes to ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mrs. Clinton, the name of the Senator from North Dakota (Mr. Conrad) was added as a cosponsor of S. 1417, a bill to impose tariff-rate quotas ...

Additional Cosponsors

On page S10724, September 29, 2005, under ``ADDITIONAL COSPONSORS'', the following cosponsor addition will be deleted: S. 556 At the request of Mr. McCain, the names of the Senator from ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Corzine, the name of the Senator from Maryland (Ms. Mikulski) was added as a cosponsor of S. 927, a bill to amend title XVIII of ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Inhofe, the name of the Senator from Idaho (Mr. Craig) was added as a cosponsor of S. 1772, a bill to streamline the refinery permitting ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. DeWine, the names of the Senator from Nebraska (Mr. Nelson) and the Senator from Hawaii (Mr. Inouye) were added as cosponsors of amendment No. 1534 ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. DeWine, his name was added as a cosponsor of S. 1516, a bill to reauthorize Amtrak, and for other purposes.

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Talent, the name of the Senator from South Carolina (Mr. Graham) was withdrawn as a cosponsor of S. Con. Res. 25, a concurrent resolution expressing ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Lugar, the name of the Senator from South Carolina (Mr. Graham) was added as a cosponsor of S. 1419, a bill to maintain the free ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Byrd, the name of the Senator from Washington (Mrs. Murray) was added as a cosponsor of S. 576, a bill to restore the prohibition on ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Santorum, the name of the Senator from Missouri (Mr. Talent) was added as a cosponsor of S. 595, a bill to amend the Internal Revenue ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Talent, the names of the Senator from South Carolina (Mr. Graham) and the Senator from South Carolina (Mr. DeMint) were added as cosponsors of S.J. ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Salazar, the name of the Senator from Ohio (Mr. DeWine) was added as a cosponsor of S. 1190, a bill to provide sufficient blind rehabilitation ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Kennedy, the name of the Senator from Arkansas (Mr. Pryor) was added as a cosponsor of S. 1749, a bill to reinstate the application of ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Schumer, the names of the Senator from Connecticut (Mr. Dodd) and the Senator from Rhode Island (Mr. Reed) were added as cosponsors of S. Res. ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Roberts, the names of the Senator from Connecticut (Mr. Lieberman) and the Senator from North Carolina (Mr. Burr) were added as cosponsors of S. 1570, ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Rockefeller, the name of the Senator from Washington (Mrs. Murray) was added as a cosponsor of S. 566, a bill to continue State coverage of ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Biden, the names of the Senator from New Jersey (Mr. Lautenberg) and the Senator from California (Mrs. Feinstein) were added as cosponsors of S. 559, ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Santorum, the name of the Senator from Ohio (Mr. DeWine) was added as a cosponsor of S. 1780, a bill to amend the Internal Revenue ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. McConnell, the name of the Senator from Arkansas (Mr. Pryor) was added as a cosponsor of S. 908, a bill to allow Congress, State legislatures, ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Vitter, the name of the Senator from Mississippi (Mr. Cochran) was added as a cosponsor of S. 1787, a bill to provide bankruptcy relief for ...

Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

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

Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

S. 1789. A bill to prevent and mitigate identity theft, to ensure privacy to provide notice of security breaches, and to enhance criminal penalties, law enforcement assistance, and other protections ...

Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

Mr. President, I rise today with my colleague Senator Specter to introduce legislation that is important to a number of rural communities located in over half of the States. Our ...

Speaking: Bingaman
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

Mr. President, today we reintroduce the Specter-Leahy Personal Data Privacy and Security Act of 2005.

Speaking: Leahy
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the text of the bill be printed in the Record.

Speaking: Specter
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

By Mr. SPECTER (for himself, Mr. Leahy, Mrs. Feinstein, and Mr. Feingold):

Submitted Resolutions

Mr. BIDEN (for himself, Mr. McCain, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Lugar, and Mr. Brownback) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations:

Senate Resolution 261—Expressing The Sense Of The Senate That The Crisis Of Hurricane Katrina Should Not Be Used To Weaken, Waive, Or Roll Back Federal Public Health, Environmental, And…

Mr. KERRY (for himself, Mr. Durbin, Mr. Reid, Mr. Obama, Mrs. Boxer, and Mr. Jeffords) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works:

Senate Concurrent Resolution 55—Expressing The Sense Of The Congress Regarding The Conditions For The United States To Become A Signatory To Any Multilateral Agreement On Trade Resulting From The…

Mr. CRAIG (for himself, Mr. Rockefeller, Mr. Hatch, Mr. Baucus, Ms. Snowe, Mr. Bingaman, Mr. Crapo, Mrs. Lincoln, Mr. DeWine, Mr. Reed, Mr. Allen, Mr. Kohl, Mr. Specter, Mr. Levin, ...

Amendments Submitted And Proposed

SA 1882. Mr. CONRAD (for himself and Mr. Dorgan) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2863, making appropriations for the Department of Defense ...

Text Of Amendments

SA 1919. Mr. NELSON of Florida submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2863, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal ...

Text Of Amendments

SA 1916. Mr. NELSON of Florida submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2863, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal ...

Text Of Amendments

SA 1884. Mr. THUNE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1042, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2006 for military activities of the ...

Text Of Amendments

SA 1892. Mr. DURBIN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2863, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending ...

Text Of Amendments

SA 1894. Mr. STEVENS (for Mr. Grassley (for himself and Mr. Baucus)) proposed an amendment to the bill S. 1778, to extend medicare cost-sharing for qualifying individuals through September 2006, ...

Text Of Amendments

SA 1914. Mr. NELSON of Florida submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2863, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal ...

Text Of Amendments

SA 1899. Mr. AKAKA submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2863, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending ...

Text Of Amendments

SA 1896. Mr. DAYTON submitted an amendment to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2863, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September ...

Text Of Amendments

SA 1898. Mr. SANTORUM submitted an amendment to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1042, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2006 for military activities of the Department ...

Text Of Amendments

SA 1890. Mr. SANTORUM submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2863, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending ...

Text Of Amendments

SA 1903. Mr. SALAZAR submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2863, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending ...

Text Of Amendments

SA 1891. Mr. SANTORUM submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2863, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending ...

Text Of Amendments

SA 1915. Mr. NELSON of Florida submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2863, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal ...

Text Of Amendments

SA 1888. Mr. SALAZAR (for himself, Mr. Reed, and Mr. Lieberman) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2863, making appropriations for the Department ...

Text Of Amendments

SA 1918. Mr. NELSON of Florida submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2863, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal ...

Text Of Amendments

SA 1920. Mr. CHAMBLISS submitted an amendment to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2863, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September ...

Text Of Amendments

SA 1885. Mr. MARTINEZ submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1042, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2006 for military activities of the ...

Text Of Amendments

SA 1893. Ms. LANDRIEU submitted an amendment to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 2863, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September ...

Text Of Amendments

SA 1889. Mr. SANTORUM submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2863, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending ...

Text Of Amendments

SA 1897. Mr. SANTORUM submitted an amendment to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1042, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2006 for military activities of the Department ...

Text Of Amendments

SA 1883. Mr. CONRAD (for himself, Mr. Baucus, Mr. Salazar, Mr. Enzi, Mr. Thomas, and Mr. Burns) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. ...

Text Of Amendments

SA 1882. Mr. CONRAD (for himself and Mr. Dorgan) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2863, making appropriations for the Department of Defense ...

Text Of Amendments

SA 1887. Mr. SALAZAR submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2863, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending ...

Text Of Amendments

The online version has been corrected to read: SA 1883. Mr. CONRAD (for himself, Mr. Baucus, Mr. Salazar, Mr. Enzi, Mr. Thomas, and Mr. Burns) submitted an amendment intended to ...

Text Of Amendments

SA 1904. Mr. BROWNBACK submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2863, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending ...

Text Of Amendments

SA 1917. Mr. NELSON of Florida submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2863, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal ...

Text Of Amendments

On page S10762, September 29, 2005, under ``TEXT OF AMENDMENTS'', following sentence appeared: SA 1883. Mr. CONRAD (for himself, Mr. Baucus, Mr. Salazar, Mr. Enzi, Mr. Thomas, and Mr. Burns) ...

Text Of Amendments

SA 1895. Mr. BINGAMAN (for himself and Mr. Domenici) submitted an amendment to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2863, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for ...

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, September 29, 2005, at 9:30 a.m. ...

Speaking: Stevens
Authority For Committees To Meet

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation be authorized to meet on Thursday, September 29, 2005, at 10 a.m., on Communications in Disaster, ...

Speaking: Stevens
Authority For Committees To Meet

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, and International Security be authorized to meet on Thursday, September 29, 2005, at 3 p.m. ...

Speaking: Stevens
Authority For Committees To Meet

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on the Judiciary be authorized to meet to meet to conduct a hearing on ``Judicial Nominations'' on Thursday, September 29, 2005, ...

Speaking: Stevens
Authority For Committees To Meet

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on Armed Services be authorized to meet during the session of the Senate on September 29, 2005, at 9:30 a.m., in ...

Speaking: Stevens
Authority For Committees To Meet

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on Veterans' Affairs be authorized to meet during the session of the Senate on Thursday, September 29, 2005, for a committee ...

Speaking: Stevens
Authority For Committees To Meet

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs be authorized to meet during the session of the Senate on September 29, 2005, at ...

Speaking: Stevens
Authority For Committees To Meet

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations be authorized to meet on Thursday, September 29, 2005, at 9:30 a.m., for a hearing entitled ``The Defense ...

Speaking: Stevens
Authority For Committees To Meet

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Authority For Committees To Meet

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Special Committee on Aging to authorized to meet Thursday, September 29, 2005 from 10 a.m. in Hart 216 for the purpose of ...

Speaking: Stevens
Authority For Committees To Meet

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs be authorized to meet during the session of the Senate on Thursday, September 29, 2005, ...

Speaking: Stevens
Authority For Committees To Meet

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on the Judiciary be authorized to meet to conduct a markup on Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. in Senate ...

Speaking: Stevens
Privilege Of The Floor

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that privilege of the floor be granted to Jonathan Epstein, a legislative fellow in the office of Senator Bingaman, during consideration of this H.R. ...

Speaking: Inouye
Privilege Of The Floor

Mr. President, on behalf of Senator Kennedy, I ask unanimous consent that Douglas Thompson, a Navy fellow in his office, be granted floor privileges during the consideration of H.R. 2863, ...

Speaking: Durbin
Privilege Of The Floor

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that privilege of the floor be granted to Mr. David Bann, a detailee with Senator Gregg's office, during consideration of the fiscal year 2006 ...

Speaking: Stevens
Privilege Of The Floor

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that Senator McCain's legislative fellow, Navy CDR Shawn Grenier, be granted the privilege of the floor during consideration of H.R. 2863.

Speaking: Stevens
Privilege Of The Floor

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that Donnie Walker, a fellow serving in Senator Cochran's office, be granted the privilege of the floor during the duration of the consideration of ...

Speaking: Stevens
Privilege Of The Floor

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that Mr. Andrew Schulman, a legislative fellow on Senator Domenici's staff, be given floor privileges for the duration of the debate on H.R. 2863.

Speaking: Stevens
Privilege Of The Floor

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Privilege Of The Floor

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that Susan Ball be granted the privilege of the floor during consideration of the Defense appropriations bill.

Speaking: Inouye
Joint Referral Of Nomination

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Measure Read The First Time—S. 1802

I understand there is a bill at the desk. I ask for its first reading.

Speaking: Frist
Measure Read The First Time—S. 1802

I ask for a second reading and, in order to place the bill on the calendar under the provisions of rule XIV, I object to my own request.

Speaking: Frist
Adjournment Until 9:30 A.M. Tomorrow

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

Speaking: Frist
Orders For Friday, September 30, 2005

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Joint Referral Of Nomination

Mr. President, as in executive session, I ask unanimous consent that the nomination of Franklin L. Lavin, of Ohio, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, be referred ...

Speaking: Frist
Measure Read The First Time—S. 1802

The clerk will please report the bill by title.

Adjournment Until 9:30 A.M. Tomorrow

Executive nominations received by the Senate September 29, 2005:

Measure Read The First Time—S. 1802

Objection is heard.

Measure Read The First Time—S. 1802

The legislative clerk read as follows:

Program

Mr. President, tomorrow is the last day of the fiscal year. During tomorrow's session, we will need to pass the continuing resolution, which is at the desk. Tomorrow morning, we ...

Speaking: Frist
Confirmation

Executive nomination confirmed by the Senate Thursday, September 29, 2005:

Orders For Friday, September 30, 2005

Mr. President. I ask unanimous consent that when the Senate completes its business today, it adjourn until 9:30 a.m. on Friday, September 30. I further ask that following the prayer ...

Speaking: Frist
Adjournment Until 9:30 A.M. Tomorrow

There being no objection, the Senate, at 8:26 p.m., adjourned until Friday, September 30, 2005 at 9:30 a.m.

Entries in the Congressional Record

House

Pledge Of Allegiance

Will the gentleman from Nebraska (Mr. Terry) come forward and lead the House in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Message From The Senate

A message from the Senate by Ms. Curtis, one of its clerks, announced that the Senate has passed bills of the following titles in which the concurrence of the House ...

House Of Representatives

Father, may we who are leaders and all the leaders in this great Nation turn to You for guidance and listen to Your response as we seek a lasting peace ...

House Of Representatives

The Reverend Kevin Gormley, Pastor, St. Peter Church, Marshall, Missouri, offered the following prayer:

House Of Representatives

``God, give me the wisdom I need to rule Your people with justice and to know the difference between good and evil. Otherwise, how can I lead this great people ...

Introducing The Reverend Father Kevin Gormley

Mr. Speaker, it is my privilege today to introduce to my House colleagues our guest chaplain, Father Kevin Gormley, pastor of the St. Peter Catholic Church in Marshall, Missouri. Father ...

Speaking: Skelton
House Of Representatives

We celebrate the 60th year since the end of World War II. President Harry S Truman, from my great State of Missouri, had to make tough decisions at a difficult ...

Introducing The Reverend Father Kevin Gormley

(Mr. SKELTON asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.)

The Journal

The Chair has examined the Journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the House his approval thereof.

Announcement By The Speaker

The Chair will entertain five 1-minutes on each side.

House Of Representatives

The House met at 10 a.m.

House Of Representatives

God, Creator of all life, we bow our heads and ask Your guidance to carry out the awesome responsibilities we have before us. May we be at peace among ourselves ...

Fiscal Responsibility

Mr. Speaker, these past few weeks have tested our Nation's emergency response system, our compassion, and the Congress' ability to set spending priorities.

Speaking: Foxx
Fiscal Responsibility

(Ms. FOXX asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.)

Energy Security

(Mr. PRICE of Georgia asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.)

Hurricane Safety On The Cape Vincent And Cape Victory

Mr. Speaker, as the howling winds and incessant rain from the ``Lady of the Gulf--Rita'' moved closer to southeast Texas, 90 percent of the population in my district evacuated, but ...

Speaking: Poe
Expiring Medicare Program Needs Urgent Consideration

Mr. Speaker, I want to bring to the attention of the House a matter that really needs urgent consideration. There are 160,000 elderly and disabled Americans who depend on Medicare ...

Speaking: Kucinich
More Money For Guard Equipment Now

(Mr. DeFAZIO asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.)

Gaming Industry And Tax Breaks

(Ms. BERKLEY asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)

Expiring Medicare Program Needs Urgent Consideration

(Mr. KUCINICH asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)

More Money For Guard Equipment Now

Mr. Speaker, about 2 years ago, I traveled to Fort Hood, Texas, to see my Guard unit before their deployment to Iraq. I was surprised to see that they were ...

Speaking: DeFazio
Gaming Industry And Tax Breaks

Mr. Speaker, when Hurricane Katrina hit the gulf coast, homes and businesses were destroyed and people were left with nothing. To help those in Louisiana and Mississippi return home and ...

Speaking: Berkley
Hurricane Safety On The Cape Vincent And Cape Victory

(Mr. POE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.)

Energy Security

Mr. Speaker, over the past several years, we have all gained firsthand experience on the effects of America's outdated energy system with gas prices going up and down. Atlanta, my ...

Speaking: Price
Immigration Reform

Mr. Speaker, we need comprehensive immigration reform. Specifically, we need reform to support those who enforce our laws, instead of rewarding those who break them. The United States may need ...

Speaking: Gingrey
Immigration Reform

(Mr. GINGREY asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)

Adversity Reveals Character

Mr. Speaker, a determined enemy abroad, catastrophe and political upheaval at home, these are times, as Thomas Paine wrote, that try men's souls.

Speaking: Pence
Questioning Of The Response To Hurricane Katrina And Hurricane Rita

(Ms. JACKSON-LEE of Texas asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.)

Adversity Reveals Character

(Mr. PENCE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)

American Parity

(Mr. EMANUEL asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.)

Questioning Of The Response To Hurricane Katrina And Hurricane Rita

Mr. Speaker, I ask to remove my name from H.R. 3824 if the report has not yet been filed. If it has been filed, I would ask that it be ...

Speaking: Jackson-Lee
American Parity

Mr. Speaker, I find the debate over how we are going to pay for the reconstruction and revitalization of the gulf coast ironic because in the past few years this ...

Speaking: Emanuel
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Speaker, I would advise the gentleman from Oregon that his amendment during the markup in the Rules Committee was not offered by either side to be voted on.

Speaking: Hastings
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the gentleman from Massachusetts for yielding me this time.

Speaking: Cardoza
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Speaker, today, this House stands at a very important crossroad. We are faced with a decision that will have severe consequences for years to come. On one side, we ...

Speaking: McGovern
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from New Mexico (Mr. Udall).

Speaking: McGovern
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Speaker, I yield 4 minutes to the gentleman from Utah (Mr. Bishop), a valued member of the Committee on Rules.

Speaking: Hastings
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

The gentleman from Washington (Mr. Hastings) is recognized for 1 hour.

Speaking: Terry
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the rule and in strong support of the underlying bill. The Endangered Species Act is a law with good intentions, but it ...

Speaking: Herger
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Speaker, just for the record, I want to make it clear that the gentleman from Oregon did offer his amendment before the Committee on Rules. It was amendment No. ...

Speaking: McGovern
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

The question was taken; and the Speaker pro tempore announced that the ayes appeared to have it.

Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Speaker, House Resolution 470 is a rule providing for consideration of H.R. 3824, the Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act of 2005. The rule provides for 90 minutes of ...

Speaking: Hastings
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Speaker, there are some seeds for potential bipartisan agreement. We do need to reauthorize, update, and improve Endangered Species Act. I think there is some fair consensus on that. ...

Speaking: DeFazio
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the comments of my colleague on the Committee on Rules, the gentleman from Utah, but he uses statistics very selectively.

Speaking: McGovern
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Speaker, this bill represents a new low. Wasteful drilling in the Arctic and dismantling the Clean Air Act are bad enough, but now the Republican majority wants to weaken ...

Speaking: Woolsey
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Speaker, I would like to address my comments to the Members who do have serious concerns about the Endangered Species Act who have had frustrations from their citizens about ...

Speaking: Inslee
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from California (Mr. Herger).

Speaking: Hastings
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Speaker, I would first like to congratulate the gentleman from California for the great work he has done in getting the Endangered Species Act reform to the floor. This ...

Speaking: Otter
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Speaker, the gentleman from California tries to make the substitute and the bill that is on the floor sound the same; but there are major differences, and we should ...

Speaking: Udall
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding me time.

Speaking: Pombo
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

The Clerk read the resolution, as follows:

Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Speaker, I yield 3 minutes to the gentleman from New Mexico (Mr. Udall).

Speaking: McGovern
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Speaker, by direction of the Committee on Rules, I call up House Resolution 470 and ask for its immediate consideration.

Speaking: Hastings
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Speaker, I yield 5 minutes to the gentleman from Idaho (Mr. Otter).

Speaking: Hastings
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Speaker, I yield 3 minutes to the gentleman from Washington (Mr. Inslee).

Speaking: McGovern
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Speaker, I yield 3 minutes to the gentleman from Oregon (Mr. Blumenauer).

Speaking: McGovern
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Speaker, I yield myself the balance of my time.

Speaking: McGovern, Hastings
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman from Massachusetts for yielding me time, and I also thank him for his excellent presentation on the rule.

Speaking: Udall
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Speaker, I yield 3 minutes to the gentleman from California (Mr. Cardoza).

Speaking: McGovern
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to yield 5 minutes to the gentleman from California (Mr. Pombo), the chairman of the Committee on Resources, the author of this bill, and somebody ...

Speaking: Hastings
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to both the rule and the bill. No matter how the proponents of the bill classify putting soft words and talking about it ...

Speaking: Blumenauer
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Pursuant to clause 8 of rule XX, further proceedings on this question will be postponed.

Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased that both sides of the aisle have recognized the need of some modifications in the Endangered Species Act.

Speaking: Bishop
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Speaker, for the purpose of debate only, I yield the customary 30 minutes to the gentleman from Massachusetts (Mr. McGovern), pending which I yield myself such time as I ...

Speaking: Hastings
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Speaker, for clarification, I acknowledge that the gentleman from Oregon sent his amendment to the Committee on Rules. My point was during the markup of the rule, there was ...

Speaking: Hastings
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman from Washington for yielding me the customary 30 minutes, and I yield myself such time as may consume.

Speaking: McGovern
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Speaker, on that I demand the yeas and nays.

Speaking: McGovern
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding me this time.

Speaking: Gilchrest
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Speaker, to my distinguished colleague from Utah for whom I have great respect, I point out that the infield for the Cleveland Indians has improved significantly since his reference. ...

Speaking: Boehlert
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Speaker, I yield such time as he may consume to the gentleman from California (Mr. Dreier), distinguished chairman of the Committee on Rules. Mr. DREIER. Mr. Speaker, I thank ...

Speaking: Hastings
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

The question is on the resolution.

Speaking: Terry
Providing For Consideration Of H.J. Res. 68, Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

Mr. Speaker, by direction of the Committee on Rules, I call up House Resolution 469 and ask for its immediate consideration.

Speaking: Putnam
Providing For Consideration Of H.J. Res. 68, Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman from Florida for yielding me this time, and I yield myself such time as I may consume.

Speaking: Matsui
Providing For Consideration Of H.J. Res. 68, Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

Mr. Speaker, this rule will allow us to debate H.J. Res. 68, a continuing resolution that will fund the Federal Government past September 30. While this is an essential procedural ...

Speaking: Matsui
Providing For Consideration Of H.J. Res. 68, Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

The gentleman from Florida (Mr. Putnam) is recognized for 1 hour.

Providing For Consideration Of H.J. Res. 68, Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

A motion to reconsider was laid on the table.

Providing For Consideration Of H.J. Res. 68, Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

The resolution was agreed to.

Providing For Consideration Of H.J. Res. 68, Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

The Clerk read the resolution, as follows:

Providing For Consideration Of H.J. Res. 68, Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

Mr. Speaker, I yield 3 minutes to the gentleman from Colorado (Mr. Udall).

Speaking: Matsui
Providing For Consideration Of H.J. Res. 68, Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

Mr. Speaker, for the purpose of debate only, I yield the customary 30 minutes to the gentlewoman from California (Ms. Matsui), pending which I yield myself such time as I ...

Speaking: Putnam
Providing For Consideration Of H.J. Res. 68, Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.

Speaking: Putnam
Providing For Consideration Of H.J. Res. 68, Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

Mr. Speaker, House Resolution 469 is a rule that provides for consideration of House Joint Resolution 68, making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2006. This rule provides for 1 ...

Speaking: Putnam
Providing For Consideration Of H.J. Res. 68, Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentlewoman from California for yielding me this time. Mr. Speaker, I cannot support a closed rule, although I do understand the need for prompt action ...

Speaking: Udall
Providing For Consideration Of H.J. Res. 68, Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

Mr. Speaker, I yield back the balance of my time.

Speaking: Matsui
Providing For Consideration Of H.J. Res. 68, Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

Mr. Speaker, I yield myself the balance of my time.

Speaking: Putnam
Announcement By The Speaker Pro Tempore

Pursuant to clause 8 of rule XX, proceedings will resume on questions previously postponed.

Speaking: Foley
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Speaker, I regret that I missed rollcall vote No. 502 today. If I had been present, I would have voted ``no.''

Speaking: Andrews
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

The question is on the resolution.

Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

The pending business is the vote on adoption of House Resolution 470 on which the yeas and nays are ordered.

Expressing Sense Of House Of Representatives Regarding July 2005 Measures Of Extreme Repression On Part Of Cuban Government

The unfinished business is the question of suspending the rules and agreeing to the resolution, H. Res. 388.

Expressing Sense Of House Of Representatives Regarding July 2005 Measures Of Extreme Repression On Part Of Cuban Government

The question is on the motion offered by the gentleman from Arkansas (Mr. Boozman) that the House suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, H. Res. 388, on which ...

Expressing Sense Of Congress That United States Supreme Court Should Speedily Find Use Of Pledge Of Allegiance In Schools To Be Consistent With Constitution

The question is on the motion offered by the gentleman from Wisconsin (Mr. Sensenbrenner) that the House suspend the rules and agree to the concurrent resolution, H. Con. Res. 245, ...

Expressing Sense Of Congress That United States Supreme Court Should Speedily Find Use Of Pledge Of Allegiance In Schools To Be Consistent With Constitution

Mr. Speaker, on rollcall No. 504 I was unavoidably detained. Had I been present, I would have voted ``yea.''

Speaking: Gibbons
Expressing Sense Of Congress That United States Supreme Court Should Speedily Find Use Of Pledge Of Allegiance In Schools To Be Consistent With Constitution

Mr. Speaker, I was present in the Chamber and voted ``yea'' on H. Con. Res. 245. However, due to a malfunction, my vote was not recorded. As the author of ...

Speaking: Issa
Expressing Sense Of Congress That United States Supreme Court Should Speedily Find Use Of Pledge Of Allegiance In Schools To Be Consistent With Constitution

The unfinished business is the question of suspending the rules and agreeing to the concurrent resolution, H. Con. Res. 245.

Expressing Sense Of Congress That United States Supreme Court Should Speedily Find Use Of Pledge Of Allegiance In Schools To Be Consistent With Constitution

Members are advised there are 2 minutes remaining in this vote.

General Leave

There was no objection.

General Leave

Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members may have 5 legislative days within which to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on H.J. Res. 68 ...

Speaking: Lewis
General Leave

Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from California?

Speaking: Foley
Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

Mr. Speaker, on that I demand the yeas and nays.

Speaking: Obey
Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

Mr. Speaker, in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, our country has been made brutally aware that there in fact are two Americas that exist in this country. Recently ...

Speaking: Olver
Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

Pursuant to clause 8 of rule XX, further proceedings on this question will be postponed.

Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

Mr. Speaker, I yield back the balance of my time.

Speaking: Lewis, Obey
Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

Mr. Speaker, I make a point of order under clause 7 of rule XVI. The instructions proposed in the motion to recommit range far beyond the subject matter of the ...

Speaking: Lewis
Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from Wisconsin?

Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

All time for debate has expired.

Speaking: Foley
Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

There was no objection.

Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume, and I hope I do not consume very much.

Speaking: Lewis
Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

The gentleman is recognized.

Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

Mr. Speaker, if the rules required equity in legislation we brought to the floor, this amendment would be in order. Unfortunately, they do not; so I must reluctantly concede the ...

Speaking: Obey
Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

The question was taken; and the Speaker pro tempore announced that the ayes appeared to have it.

Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to House Resolution 469, I call up the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 68) making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2006, and for other purposes, and ask ...

Speaking: Lewis
Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

I most certainly am, Mr. Speaker.

Speaking: Obey
Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

The point of order is conceded and sustained. The motion is not in order.

Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

Mr. Speaker, I reserve a point of order on the gentleman's motion.

Speaking: Lewis
Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

A point of order is reserved.

Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

Yes, I do, Mr. Speaker.

Speaking: Obey
Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

The Clerk will report the motion to recommit.

Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

Does the gentleman from Wisconsin wish to be heard on the point of order?

Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

Mr. Speaker, I submit the following correspondence for the Record.

Speaking: Thomas
Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

Mr. Speaker, I yield myself 13 minutes.

Speaking: Obey
Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

Is the gentleman opposed to the joint resolution?

Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

The Clerk read as follows:

Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

Pursuant to House Resolution 469, the gentleman from California (Mr. Lewis) and the gentleman from Wisconsin (Mr. Obey) each will control 30 minutes.

Speaking: Foley
Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

The text of the joint resolution is as follows:

Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

Mr. Speaker, very briefly, section 1 of the motion to recommit would simply provide that we fund the programs covered under the continuing resolution at the current rate rather than ...

Speaking: Obey
Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

Mr. OBEY (during the reading). Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that the motion be considered as read and printed in the Record.

Continuing Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2006

Mr. Speaker, I offer a motion to recommit.

Speaking: Obey
General Leave

Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members may have 5 legislative days within which to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the bill, H.R. ...

Speaking: Pombo
General Leave

Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from California?

General Leave

There was no objection.

Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I am certainly well aware of the situation that the gentleman is speaking to. I was a Member of Congress at the time that that levee broke and ...

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman I reserve the balance of my time.

Speaking: Rahall
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

The gentleman is correct.

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 3 minutes to the gentleman from Montana (Mr. Rehberg).

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Yes, Mr. Chairman, I would.

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I move that the Committee do now rise.

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 3 minutes to the gentleman from California (Mr. Herger).

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

First let me say to the gentleman that I am very appreciative of his efforts here to make the ESA a better law.

Speaking: Herger
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Pursuant to House Resolution 470 and rule XVIII, the Chair declares the House in the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union for the consideration of ...

Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I thank the gentleman for that clarification.

Speaking: Herger
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Accordingly, the Committee rose; and the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Goodlatte) having assumed the chair, Mr. Sweeney, Chairman of the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the ...

Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield myself such time as I may consume.

Speaking: Rahall, Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

The motion was agreed to.

Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, it is my understanding that the Secretary currently has in place emergency regulations that allow for expedited consultation in the event of an immediate threat to public safety, ...

Speaking: Herger
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

I thank the chairman.

Speaking: Herger
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I ask unanimous consent to allow the gentleman from California (Mr. Cardoza) to have 20 minutes of my time and to control that time.

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I want to thank the gentleman from California for keeping this issue on the front burner.

Speaking: Rehberg
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, today I rise in opposition to H.R. 3824.

Speaking: Grijalva
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, would the chairman of the Committee on Resources agree to enter into a colloquy?

Speaking: Herger
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield myself 30 seconds.

Speaking: Rahall
Controlling Time Of General Debate During Further Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

There was no objection.

Controlling Time Of General Debate During Further Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that during consideration of H.R. 3824 pursuant to H. Res. 470 that the gentleman from California (Mr. Cardoza) may control 20 minutes of my ...

Speaking: Pombo
Controlling Time Of General Debate During Further Consideration Of H.R. 3824, Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from California?

Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 3 minutes to the gentleman from Virginia (Mr. Moran).

Speaking: Rahall
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, in Washington everything looks perfect on paper and people hate to admit they made a mistake; but the truth of the matter is how it works in real ...

Speaking: Brady
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 3 minutes to the gentlewoman from California (Ms. Watson).

Speaking: Rahall
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, will the gentlewoman yield?

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I want to thank my dear friend, the gentleman from West Virginia (Mr. Rahall), not only for his friendship, but for all the good things he has done ...

Speaking: Dingell
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I thank the gentleman for yielding me this time.

Speaking: Gilchrest
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I think it is appropriate to refer to the first Endangered Species Act in Genesis. ``Bring out every kind of living creature that is with you, the birds, ...

Speaking: Inslee
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I appreciate the approach that the committee is taking in trying to revamp and revise the Endangered Species Act. This has been a vitally important and successful act ...

Speaking: Kind
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield myself such time as I may consume. Mr. Chairman, there is probably not a Member of this body that cannot get up and tell some horror ...

Speaking: Rahall
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I thank the ranking member, my friend, for yielding me this time.

Speaking: Moran
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I thank the gentleman from California for yielding me this time, and I wish to engage the chairman of the Committee on Resources in a colloquy.

Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, will the gentleman yield?

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Pursuant to House Resolution 470 and rule XVIII, the Chair declares the House in the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union for the further consideration ...

Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 3 minutes to the gentleman from Washington (Mr. Inslee), a very valued member of our Committee on Resources.

Speaking: Rahall
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield myself 1 minute to engage in a colloquy with the gentleman from California (Mr. Pombo).

Speaking: Cardoza
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 1\1/2\ minutes to the gentlewoman from South Dakota (Ms. Herseth).

Speaking: Cardoza
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, the Endangered Species Act is broken and needs to be fixed. Those are not my words, those are the words of a city counselor from Santa Barbara, California. ...

Speaking: Pearce
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I thank the gentleman for recognizing my concern and clarifying the intent of the bill. I am satisfied the bill will not weaken the interagency consultation requirement, and ...

Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from California (Mr. Farr).

Speaking: Rahall
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I rise in support of H.R. 3824, the Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act. I congratulate the gentleman from California (Mr. Pombo) and the gentleman from California (Mr. ...

Speaking: Goodlatte
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I rise in support of H.R. 3824, the Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act. I commend the gentleman from California (Chairman Pombo) and the gentleman from California (Mr. ...

Speaking: Baca
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from Tennessee (Mr. Duncan).

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Yes, they would.

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 1\1/2\ minutes to the gentleman from the great State of Oklahoma (Mr. Boren).

Speaking: Cardoza
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 1 minute to the gentleman from New Mexico (Mr. Pearce).

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I urge my colleagues to support the Miller-Boehlert substitute.

Speaking: Udall
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 6 minutes to the gentleman from California (Mr. Baca).

Speaking: Cardoza
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I thank the gentleman for yielding me this time, and I rise as a Member probably more affected by this law than anybody else in the United States ...

Speaking: Farr
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

I yield to the gentleman from California.

Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

I thank the gentleman very much for that clarification.

Speaking: Costa
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 5 minutes to the distinguished gentleman from Michigan (Mr. Dingell), the dean of the House as well as the father of the Endangered Species Act, the ...

Speaking: Rahall
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 1 minute to the gentleman from Texas (Mr. Brady).

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I reserve the balance of my time.

Speaking: Pombo, Cardoza
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield such time as he may consume to the gentleman from California (Mr. Costa).

Speaking: Cardoza
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, we must protect what we can never get back. We are not only protecting wildlife, but we are defending our citizens as well.

Speaking: Watson
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I thank the gentleman for yielding me this time, and I rise in opposition to the Threatening Endangered Species From Recovering Act.

Speaking: Kucinich
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I thank the gentleman for yielding me this time, and I appreciate the chairman's efforts to reach across the aisle and produce a true bipartisan bill, and I ...

Speaking: Flake
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 3 minutes to the gentleman from Virginia (Mr. Goodlatte), the chairman of the Committee on Agriculture.

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from Wisconsin (Mr. Kind), a valued member of the Committee on Resources.

Speaking: Rahall
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I serve a very rural district, a lot of landowners. Currently, a landowner with an endangered species on his land often sees the species as a threat to ...

Speaking: Osborne
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 1 minute to the gentleman from Arizona (Mr. Flake).

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from Maryland (Mr. Gilchrest).

Speaking: Rahall
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield myself such time as I may consume.

Speaking: Cardoza
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Yes, that is our intention.

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I rise in support of H.R. 3824. This legislation is a reasonable, balanced response that I think will address many of the unintended difficulties and consequences that have ...

Speaking: Costa
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, that is the intent, yes, sir.

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I rise in strong support of the Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act, H.R. 3824.

Speaking: Duncan
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I thank the gentleman for yielding me time.

Speaking: Dicks
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield for the purpose of making a unanimous consent request to the gentleman from New Mexico (Mr. Udall).

Speaking: Rahall
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I rise today in support of this important very important reform legislation because it is an issue that is very important to me and many of my constituents ...

Speaking: Boren
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 1\1/2\ minutes to the gentleman from Nebraska (Mr. Osborne).

Speaking: Pombo
Message From The President

The Committee will resume its sitting.

Message From The President

A message in writing from the President of the United States was communicated to the House by Mr. Sherman Williams, one of his secretaries.

Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I rise today as a cosponsor of H.R. 3824, the Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act. Alabama ranks in the top five States in the number of listed ...

Speaking: Everett
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, would the chairman of the Committee on Resources agree to enter into a colloquy?

Speaking: Cubin
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 3 minutes to the gentleman from Louisiana (Mr. Jindal). Mr. JINDAL. Mr. Chairman, I rise in opposition to the substitute and in favor of the underlying ...

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I rise in support of the underlying amendment, because in the middle of the night, the manager's amendment removed the NOAA fisheries provision in the Interior.

Speaking: Farr
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield the balance of my time to the gentleman from Oregon (Mr. Walden).

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I offer an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

Speaking: Miller
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, reclaiming my time, I thank the chairman for his answer. That was the way that I read the bill too, and I wanted the congressional intent to be ...

Speaking: Cubin
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I appreciate the opportunity to stand in strong opposition to the substitute and in strong support of the underlying bill. Unfortunately, I may not be able to stay ...

Speaking: Gallegly
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I rise today in strong opposition to this bill, H.R. 3824, which would substantially weaken the essential protections we have in place for endangered plants and animals. Since ...

Speaking: Menendez
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I rise in strong support of the substitute. It is bipartisan. It is supported by Members of Congress from every part of the country. It is not only ...

Speaking: Dingell
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 1\1/2\ minutes to the gentleman from Connecticut (Mr. Shays).

Speaking: Boehlert
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Speaker, I yield 15 minutes to the gentleman from New York (Mr. Boehlert) and ask unanimous consent that he be permitted to control that time.

Speaking: Miller
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I cannot vote for this bill as it stands.

Speaking: Udall
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

The text of the amendment is as follows:

Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

The question was taken; and the Speaker pro tempore announced that the ayes appeared to have it.

Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, first of all, to respond to my colleague from Washington, a simple deed restriction takes care of that. They do not go through this and pay and pay ...

Speaking: Walden
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I thank my good friend from California (Mr. George Miller) for yielding me the time, and I join him in offering this substitute, because the bill we are ...

Speaking: Tauscher
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, the Endangered Species Act remains an enduring testament to the importance the American people place on preserving plant and animal species for future generations. That sentiment was reflected ...

Speaking: Kind
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I think we are here in some sense, past all the clutter of people articulating their most emotional feelings, is a bill set aside some 30 years ago ...

Speaking: Gilchrest
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I rise in strong opposition to this bill. The legislation before us today turns back the clock on 35 years of progress in responsible environmental stewardship by gutting ...

Speaking: DeLauro
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 2\1/2\ minutes to the gentleman from South Carolina (Mr. Brown).

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I rise today in opposition to H.R. 3824. I strongly believe that this is a very sensitive issue and should be looked at very carefully. While it is ...

Speaking: Jackson-Lee
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 1 minute to the gentleman from Maryland (Mr. Hoyer), the minority whip.

Speaking: Miller
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from Oregon (Mr. Walden).

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from Illinois (Mr. Kirk).

Speaking: Boehlert
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, when you do take, meaning you have no value left, then you have just compensation, was the Supreme Court decision.

Speaking: Farr
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I agree with Chairman Pombo that the Endangered Species Act is in need of reform, and the way in which critical habitat is currently administered is one of ...

Speaking: Thompson
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I thank the chairman for yielding me this time to speak on an issue that is very important to me and my constituents.

Speaking: Graves
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 3 minutes to the gentleman from Texas (Mr. Gohmert).

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks.

Speaking: Aderholt
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I rise in support of the Miller-Boehlert substitute amendment because I believe we will not have a world to live in if we continue our neglectful ways.

Speaking: Shays
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I would respectfully disagree with the minority leader that this bill is not Republicans versus Democrats. This is largely east versus west with western Democrats supporting the underlying ...

Speaking: Kirk
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield for the purpose of a unanimous consent request to the gentleman from California (Mr. Farr).

Speaking: Miller
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I offer an amendment made in order under the rule.

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, reclaiming my time, this provision was not in the Contract With America. Nobody seems to be constrained by the truth here. This is a brand-new way of dealing ...

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

The question is on the engrossment and third reading of the bill.

Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 1\1/2\ minutes to the distinguished gentleman from Delaware (Mr. Castle).

Speaking: Boehlert
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 30 seconds to the gentleman from Washington (Mr. Inslee).

Speaking: Miller
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 3 minutes to the distinguished gentleman from Maryland (Mr. Gilchrest), a valued member from the Committee on Resources.

Speaking: Boehlert
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

The question is on the passage of the bill.

Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

The Committee resumed its sitting.

Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I demand a recorded vote.

Speaking: Miller
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 2 minutes to the gentlewoman from California (Mrs. Tauscher).

Speaking: Miller
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I rise today to oppose the unwise, unsound, and unsubstantiated policy changes contained in H.R. 3824--misleadingly named the Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act of 2005.

Speaking: Payne
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, it has come to my attention that certain Federal agencies with permitting, licensing, and leasing authority are requiring some of my constituents to agree to stipulations in their ...

Speaking: Cubin
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I rise at this point to make a clarification and to, again, speak to my opposition to the substitute.

Speaking: Cardoza
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 1 minute to the gentleman from Oregon (Mr. DeFazio).

Speaking: Miller
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from California (Mr. Costa).

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I rise in support of H.R. 3824. Reform of the Endangered Species Act is much needed. The law has adversely affected thousands of farmers, ranchers and homeowners whose ...

Speaking: Smith
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, will the gentlewoman yield?

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I rise in reluctant support of this amendment. I have serious concerns about the changes to the current Endangered Species Act being discussed today, both in the underlying ...

Speaking: Blumenauer
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Speaker, I demand a recorded vote.

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

The question was taken; and the Acting Chairman announced that the noes appeared to have it.

Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I appreciate the chairman not only yielding me time but, more especially, I appreciate all the work that he has done in this. We heard over and over ...

Speaking: Gohmert
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, reclaiming my time, that is not what the Constitution says. The Constitution says, nor shall private property be taken for a public use without just compensation. That is ...

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield the balance of my time to the gentleman from California (Mr. George Miller).

Speaking: Rahall
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Pursuant to clause 8 of rule XX, this 15-minute vote on passage of H.R. 3824 will be followed by 5-minute votes on passage of H.J. Res. 68 and suspending the ...

Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, the substitute would be a great improvement for the current Endangered Species Act. It would treat landowners much as we do under the Conservation Reserve Program; but the ...

Speaking: DeFazio
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

The amendment was agreed to.

Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I thank the gentleman for yielding me this time and for his tremendous work on this legislation.

Speaking: Castle
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield myself such time as I may consume.

Speaking: Rahall, Miller, Pombo, Boehlert
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I rise in support of this bipartisan substitute and in unwavering opposition to the underlying Threatened and Endangered Species Act of 2005, which does not defend endangered species ...

Speaking: Bishop
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Under the rule, the previous question is ordered.

Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, we heard about Theodore Roosevelt. Indeed, 100 years ago this year, Theodore Roosevelt created the Great Forest Reserves. He also created the Klamath Wildlife Refuge. He created the ...

Speaking: Walden
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I thank the gentleman for yielding me this time, and I thank him for his extraordinary leadership on behalf of the American people in terms of the air ...

Speaking: Pelosi
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I rise today in opposition to H.R. 3824, the Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act.

Speaking: Stark
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

There was no objection.

Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, today I rise in opposition to H.R 3824, the Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act. Under the Constitution, we are charged with securing this country's blessings not only ...

Speaking: Etheridge
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 30 seconds to the gentleman from Washington (Mr. Dicks).

Speaking: Rahall
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 1 minute to the gentleman from New York (Mr. Boehlert).

Speaking: Rahall
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from Missouri (Mr. Graves).

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, in the 32 years that the Endangered Species Act has been in effect, we have learned a lot of lessons over time and seen the areas where it ...

Speaking: Brown
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman how much time remains?

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I would like to thank the chairman of the full committee, the gentleman from California (Mr. Pombo). I rise in opposition to the substitute amendment and in support ...

Speaking: Cannon
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from Utah (Mr. Bishop).

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield to the gentleman from Massachusetts (Mr. Markey) for the purpose of a unanimous consent request.

Speaking: Miller
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield myself the balance of my time.

Speaking: Rahall, Pombo, Cardoza
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, what possible reason is there for taxpayers to have to pay three, four times for the same protection of endangered species?

Speaking: Inslee
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from California (Mr. Calvert).

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I thank the gentleman for yielding me this time.

Speaking: Miller, Markey, Allen
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 1 minute to the gentleman from Oregon (Mr. Blumenauer).

Speaking: Miller
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield for the purpose of a unanimous consent request to the gentleman from California (Mr. Gallegly), a member of the Committee on Resources.

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

No, Mr. Chairman. It is not in there.

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I reserve the balance of my time.

Speaking: Rahall, Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I rise to oppose the substitute and to support the underlying bill.

Speaking: Doolittle
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 3 minutes to the gentleman from Michigan (Mr. Dingell).

Speaking: Miller
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, the part that I have trouble with is that we did not authorize any new money to fund this. You just said, take it out of the Interior ...

Speaking: Dicks
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, when the Contract With America was written, this provision was scored by CBO at $3.2 billion; $3.2 billion.

Speaking: Dicks
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

I yield to the gentleman from California.

Speaking: Cubin, Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 2 minutes to the gentlewoman from California (Ms. Pelosi), the minority leader.

Speaking: Miller
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I will support the bipartisan substitute amendment by my colleagues, the gentleman from California (Mr. George Miller) and the gentleman from New York (Mr. Boehlert) because it is ...

Speaking: Blumenauer
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 2 minutes to the gentlewoman from Wyoming (Mrs. Cubin).

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Speaker, the Endangered Species Act is a safety net for wildlife, plants and fish that are on the brink of extinction. Over its 32-year history, the Endangered Species Act ...

Speaking: Honda
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I rise today in opposition to the Threatened Endangered Species Act, the so-called ``reform'' that will dismantle our Nation's most fundamental wildlife protection law and in support of ...

Speaking: Larson
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I rise today in opposition to the substitute being offered for a number of reasons.

Speaking: Cardoza
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield myself 30 seconds to say, this is another area where you guys are just not consistent. One of you comes down and beats us up because ...

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I rise in support of the substitute amendment. It will significantly improve the species recovery which is an important part of our negotiating process that led us up ...

Speaking: Rahall
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from California (Mr. Doolittle).

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I very much wanted to support the substitute amendment that we are debating this afternoon.

Speaking: Costa
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I rise today to request that my name be removed as a cosponsor of H.R. 3824, the Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act of 2005 (TESRA).

Speaking: JOHNSON
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from Utah (Mr. Cannon).

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I thank the gentleman for yielding me this time. The interesting thing about the manager's amendment is that it takes a very bad bill and makes it even ...

Speaking: Hinchey
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from New York (Mr. Hinchey).

Speaking: Rahall
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I thank the gentleman for yielding me time. The time is insufficient, not only to explain my position, but also the time for consideration of this bill has ...

Speaking: Hoyer
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, will the gentleman yield?

Speaking: Dicks, Farr
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, there is an old saying ``The South will rise again!'' Well, the bill before us today is proof the ``Era of Big Government has come again!'' Let no ...

Speaking: Engel
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 1 minute to the gentleman from West Virginia (Mr. Rahall).

Speaking: Miller
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I rise in support of the legislation offered by the gentleman from California (Mr. Pombo) and would like to give you an example of why this bill is ...

Speaking: Hefley
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I appreciate the opportunity to stand here and speak about this particular substitute. As it was brought to the Committee on Rules last night, I noticed that it ...

Speaking: Bishop
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

I yield to the gentleman from Washington.

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 1 minute to the gentleman from California (Mr. Cardoza), co-author of the underlying bill.

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield myself the balance of the time.

Speaking: Pombo
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I would just like to correct a couple of things. First of all, this is mandatory spending we are talking about. Secondly, we do not allow the taxpayer ...

Speaking: Boehlert
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I yield 3 minutes to the distinguished gentleman from New Jersey (Mr. Saxton), an informed and valued member of the Committee on Resources.

Speaking: Boehlert
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, reforming the Endangered Species Act is long overdue. Today the House has an opportunity to enact significant improvements to ESA that restore balance and protections to species as ...

Speaking: Calvert
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, who has the right to close?

Speaking: Rahall
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Mr. Chairman, I rise in strong support of the bipartisan substitute.

Speaking: Saxton
Threatened And Endangered Species Recovery Act Of 2005

Yes, Mr. Chairman.

Speaking: Pombo
Continuing Appropriations Fiscal Year 2006

The question is on the passage of the joint resolution.

Personal Explanation

Mr. Speaker, a prior commitment kept me from voting on H.R. 3824, the Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act of 2005. If present, I would have voted ``yea'' for the ...

Speaking: Fattah
Continuing Appropriations Fiscal Year 2006

The pending business is the vote on passage of House Joint Resolution 68 on which the yeas and nays are ordered.

Further Message From The Senate

A further message from the Senate by Ms. Curtis, one of its clerks, announced that the Senate has passed a bill of the following title in which the concurrence of ...

Recognizing The Need To Pursue Research Into Causes, Treatment And Cure For Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

The question is on the motion offered by the gentleman from Georgia (Mr. Deal) that the House suspend the rules and agree to the concurrent resolution, H. Con. Res. 178, ...

Recognizing The Need To Pursue Research Into Causes, Treatment And Cure For Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

The unfinished business is the question of suspending the rules and agreeing to the concurrent resolution, H. Con. Res. 178, as amended.

Speaking: Thornberry
Personal Explanation

Mr. Speaker, personal reasons require my absence from legislative business following 5:10 p.m. today, Thursday, September 29, 2005. Had I been present, I would have voted ``aye'' on H.J. Res. ...

Speaking: Kilpatrick
Personal Explanation

Mr. Speaker, due to a family illness, I was absent from this Chamber today.

Speaking: Gutierrez
Legislative Program

I appreciate those problems. Perhaps we will discuss that. I believe that starting at 10 makes sense. I understand we want to use all of the time that is available ...

Speaking: Hoyer
Legislative Program

Mr. Speaker, I would be glad to discuss it further. At the same time, I do think that this particular week and the way the holidays fell in this week ...

Speaking: Blunt
Legislative Program

Reclaiming my time and thanking the gentleman, Mr. Speaker, if the gentleman could tell us, because we have discussed with our Members from California, from Washington State, Oregon, and others, ...

Speaking: Hoyer
Legislative Program

If the gentleman will continue to yield, that is accurate at this point. We have not finalized the absolute sequence of bills, but that is our plan at this time. ...

Speaking: Blunt
Legislative Program

Mr. Speaker, I yield to the gentleman from Missouri (Mr. Blunt), the leader, for the purpose of informing us of the schedule for the week to come.

Speaking: Hoyer
Legislative Program

We have not finalized our plan for the week of October 17 yet, Mr. Speaker, but there are a number of litigation reform bills coming out of the Judiciary Committee. ...

Speaking: Blunt
Legislative Program

Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for that information.

Speaking: Hoyer
Legislative Program

Reclaiming my time, Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for his comments, and perhaps the gentleman and I can discuss this after the colloquy.

Speaking: Hoyer
Legislative Program

I think the gentleman did have extensive discussion on this last week. I know this week really created a number of challenges for us because of those religious holidays. I ...

Speaking: Blunt
Legislative Program

I yield to the gentleman from Hawaii.

Speaking: Hoyer
Legislative Program

When we talk about all the Members from California, occasionally some Members there think the western-most county is Hawaii, of California, but I think those of us either from California, ...

Speaking: Abercrombie
Legislative Program

I appreciate the gentleman yielding, and I appreciate the question. In fact, I serve on that committee and that committee was voting until after midnight last night.

Speaking: Blunt
Legislative Program

Mr. Speaker, will the gentleman yield?

Speaking: Abercrombie
Legislative Program

(Mr. HOYER asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.)

Legislative Program

I thank the gentleman for that information, and I am sure the Members will be pleased about that objective as well.

Speaking: Hoyer
Legislative Program

Mr. Speaker, I thank the distinguished majority whip and acting leader.

Speaking: Hoyer
Legislative Program

Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman from Maryland for yielding to me, and while I am the temporary majority leader, I am still the whip and always am glad to ...

Speaking: Blunt
Notification To Congress Regarding Proposed Use Of Public Safety Funds Provided To District Of Columbia—Message From The President Of The United States (H. Doc. No. 109-58)

Consistent with title I of the District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 2005, Public Law 108-335, I am notifying the Congress of the proposed use of $10,151,538 provided in title I ...

Appointment Of Hon. Mac Thornberry To Act As Speaker Pro Tempore To Sign Enrolled Bills And Joint Resolutions Through October 6, 2005

There was no objection.

Notification To Congress Regarding Proposed Use Of Public Safety Funds Provided To District Of Columbia—Message From The President Of The United States (H. Doc. No. 109-58)

The SPEAKER pro tempore laid before the House the following messageTo the Congress of the United States:

Appointment Of Members To Canada-United States Interparliamentary Group

Pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 276d, and the order of the House of January 4, 2005, the Chair announces the Speaker's appointment of the following Members of the House to the ...

In Honor Of Congressman Tom Delay

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of the gentleman from Texas (Mr. DeLay).

Speaking: Wilson
Notification To Congress Regarding Proposed Use Of Public Safety Funds Provided To District Of Columbia—Message From The President Of The United States (H. Doc. No. 109-58)

The SPEAKER pro tempore laid before the House the following message from the President of the United States; which was read and, together with the accompanying papers, without objection, referred ...

Announcement By The Speaker Pro Tempore

The Chair will recognize Members for Special Order speeches without prejudice to the possible resumption of legislative business.

In Honor Of Congressman Tom Delay

(Mr. WILSON of South Carolina asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)

Appointment Of Hon. Mac Thornberry To Act As Speaker Pro Tempore To Sign Enrolled Bills And Joint Resolutions Through October 6, 2005

The Speaker pro tempore laid before the House the following communication from the Speaker: The Speaker's Rooms,

Special Orders

Under the Speaker's announced policy of January 4, 2005, and under a previous order of the House, the following Members will be recognized for 5 minutes each.

Speaking: Thornberry
Notification To Congress Regarding Proposed Use Of Public Safety Funds Provided To District Of Columbia—Message From The President Of The United States (H. Doc. No. 109-58)

The details of this action are set forth in the enclosed letter from the Director of the Office of Management and Budget. George W. Bush. The White House, September 29, ...

Appointment Of Hon. Mac Thornberry To Act As Speaker Pro Tempore To Sign Enrolled Bills And Joint Resolutions Through October 6, 2005

Without objection, the appointment is approved.

Speaking: Thornberry
The Speaker Pro Tempore. Under A Previous Order Of The House, The Gentleman From Indiana (Mr. Burton) Is Recognized For 5 Minutes.

Under a previous order of the House, the gentleman from Indiana (Mr. Burton) is recognized for 5 minutes. (Mr. BURTON of Indiana addressed the House. His remarks will appear hereafter ...

The Speaker Pro Tempore. Under A Previous Order Of The House, Thegentleman From North Carolina (Mr. Jones) Is Recognized For 5 Minutes.

Under a previous order of the House, the gentleman from North Carolina (Mr. Jones) is recognized for 5 minutes.

Order Of Business

There was no objection.

Order Of Business

Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from Michigan?

Congratulating St. Mary’s College Of Maryland

Mr. Speaker, one of the biggest cliches in sports is that you do not want your team to be number two.

Speaking: Hoyer
Order Of Business

Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to give my Special Order speech at this time.

Speaking: Stupak
Congratulating St. Mary’s College Of Maryland

Under a previous order of the House, the gentleman from Maryland (Mr. Hoyer) is recognized for 5 minutes.

Price Gouging

Mr. Speaker, I would like to talk about the markup we had last night in the Committee on Energy and Commerce on the energy bill. The purpose of the energy ...

Speaking: Stupak
Price Gouging

Under a previous order of the House, the gentleman from Michigan (Mr. Stupak) is recognized for 5 minutes.

The Speaker Pro Tempore. Under A Previous Order Of The House, Thegentleman From North Carolina (Mr. Mchenry) Is Recognized For 5 Minutes.

Under a previous order of the House, the gentleman from North Carolina (Mr. McHenry) is recognized for 5 minutes.

Iraq And Prisoner Abuse

Under a previous order of the House, the gentlewoman from California (Ms. Woolsey) is recognized for 5 minutes.

Order Of Business

Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to address the House out of order.

Speaking: Woolsey
Iraq And Prisoner Abuse

Mr. Speaker, 8 months ago standing outside this dome, the President of the United States spoke these words as he was sworn in for a second term: ``We will persistently ...

Speaking: Woolsey
Order Of Business

There was no objection.

The Speaker Pro Tempore. Under A Previous Order Of The House, Thegentleman From Texas (Mr. Poe) Is Recognized For 5 Minutes.

Under a previous order of the House, the gentleman from Texas (Mr. Poe) is recognized for 5 minutes.

Order Of Business

Is there objection to the request of the gentlewoman from California?

The Speaker Pro Tempore. Under A Previous Order Of The House, Thegentleman From Ohio (Mr. Brown) Is Recognized For 5 Minutes.

Under a previous order of the House, the gentleman from Ohio (Mr. Brown) is recognized for 5 minutes.

Response To Secretary Bennett’s Comments

Mr. Speaker, this evening I rise to express my deep disdain and disgust for comments made yesterday on his radio show by former Secretary of Education William Bennett.

Speaking: Pelosi
Response To Secretary Bennett’s Comments

Under a previous order of the House, the gentlewoman from California (Ms. Pelosi) is recognized for 5 minutes.

Speaking: Westmoreland
The Speaker Pro Tempore. Under A Previous Order Of The House, Thegentleman From Oregon (Mr. Defazio) Is Recognized For 5 Minutes.

Under a previous order of the House, the gentleman from Oregon (Mr. DeFazio) is recognized for 5 minutes.

Order Of Business

There was no objection.

Katrina Unearths Disastrous Fiscal State Of Country

Under a previous order of the House, the gentleman from California (Mr. Schiff) is recognized for 5 minutes.

The Speaker Pro Tempore. Under A Previous Order Of The House, Thegentleman From Georgia (Mr. Norwood) Is Recognized For 5 Minutes.

Under a previous order of the House, the gentleman from Georgia (Mr. Norwood) is recognized for 5 minutes.

Order Of Business

Is there objection to the request of the gentlewoman from California?

Order Of Business

Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to take my Special Order at this time.

Speaking: Davis
Katrina Unearths Disastrous Fiscal State Of Country

Mr. Speaker, almost a year ago, I spoke on this House floor warning of the dangers posed by the latest effort of the majority party to raise the debt limit ...

Speaking: Schiff
Recognizing Donna Smith On Her Retirement As Legislative Counsel

Under a previous order of the House, the gentlewoman from California (Mrs. Davis of California) is recognized for 5 minutes.

Recognizing Donna Smith On Her Retirement As Legislative Counsel

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to commemorate the end of a distinguished career and yet the beginning of new ad ventures and horizons.

Speaking: Davis
The Speaker Pro Tempore. Under A Previous Order Of The House, Thegentlewoman From Ohio (Ms. Kaptur) Is Recognized For 5 Minutes.

Under a previous order of the House, the gentlewoman from Ohio (Ms. Kaptur) is recognized for 5 minutes.

Condemning Remarks Of William J. Bennett

Mr. Speaker, this evening I rise before this House condemning the words spoken yesterday by former Secretary of Education William Bennett. It is truly reprehensible that as we try to ...

Speaking: Rush
The Speaker Pro Tempore. Under A Previous Order Of The House, Thegentleman From Arizona (Mr. Franks) Is Recognized For 5 Minutes.

Under a previous order of the House, the gentleman from Arizona (Mr. Franks) is recognized for 5 minutes.

Condemning Remarks Of William J. Bennett

Under a previous order of the House, the gentleman from Illinois (Mr. Rush) is recognized for 5 minutes.

The Speaker Pro Tempore. Under A Previous Order Of The House, Thegentleman From Texas (Mr. Gohmert) Is Recognized For 5 Minutes.

Under a previous order of the House, the gentleman from Texas (Mr. Gohmert) is recognized for 5 minutes.

The Speaker Pro Tempore (Mr. Kuhl Of New York). Under A Previousorder Of The House, The Gentleman From Georgia (Mr. Gingrey) Is Recognized For 5 Minutes.

Under a previous order of the House, the gentleman from Georgia (Mr. Gingrey) is recognized for 5 minutes.

Speaking: Kuhl
The Speaker Pro Tempore. Under A Previous Order Of The House, Thegentleman From New York (Mr. Engel) Is Recognized For 5 Minutes.

Under a previous order of the House, the gentleman from New York (Mr. Engel) is recognized for 5 minutes.

Thanking The People Of Kazakhstan For Their Assistance To America And The World

Mr. Speaker, Hurricane Katrina has caused not only colossal damage to the economy of Louisiana and the entire gulf coast but she has also taken away hundreds of innocent lives ...

Speaking: Melancon
Thanking The People Of Kazakhstan For Their Assistance To America And The World

Under a previous order of the House, the gentleman from Louisiana (Mr. Melancon) is recognized for 5 minutes.

Farewell Tribute To Joint Chiefs Of Staff Chairman Air Force General Richard B. Myers

Mr. Speaker, I take this time to talk a little bit about a great American leader who is winding up his tenure as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of ...

Speaking: Hunter
Farewell Tribute To Joint Chiefs Of Staff Chairman Air Force General Richard B. Myers

Under the Speaker's announced policy of January 4, 2005, the gentleman from California (Mr. Hunter) is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the majority leader.

Discussing The Aftermath Of Hurricanes Katrina And Rita

Under the Speaker's announced policy of January 4, 2005, the gentleman from Iowa (Mr. King) is recognized for 60 minutes.

Speaking: Kuhl
Discussing The Aftermath Of Hurricanes Katrina And Rita

I would pose a follow-up question. Does the gentleman have any idea why it is some folks oppose the drilling offshore when it is out of sight?

Speaking: King
Discussing The Aftermath Of Hurricanes Katrina And Rita

Mr. Speaker, I have enjoyed listening to my colleague from Iowa, and we share a lot of things in common, being able to know our own minds and speak them. ...

Speaking: Foxx
Discussing The Aftermath Of Hurricanes Katrina And Rita

Mr. Speaker, I wanted to thank the gentleman from Iowa (Mr. King) for yielding and for hosting this hour to discuss these important issues.

Speaking: Poe
Discussing The Aftermath Of Hurricanes Katrina And Rita

Mr. Speaker, I am advised that the last oil spill we had in any offshore drilling for oil was 1969. I do not know if the gentleman can confirm that, ...

Speaking: King
Discussing The Aftermath Of Hurricanes Katrina And Rita

Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to address my colleagues tonight and address this House of Representatives. As I sat and listened to the Chairman of the Committee on Armed ...

Speaking: King
Discussing The Aftermath Of Hurricanes Katrina And Rita

Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentlewoman from North Carolina (Ms. Foxx) for her contribution to this discussion and this debate and her involvement on the Committee on Government Reform, which ...

Speaking: King
Discussing The Aftermath Of Hurricanes Katrina And Rita

Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for coming to the floor to stand up and let America and the Speaker know the circumstances in southern Texas and how that has ...

Speaking: King
Discussing The Aftermath Of Hurricanes Katrina And Rita

Mr. Speaker, as far as I know there has not been any major problems. We know we have had these two hurricanes and with very little environmental impact with the ...

Speaking: Poe
Discussing The Aftermath Of Hurricanes Katrina And Rita

I do not understand why. I think, in my own opinion, there is a certain fear and panic about offshore drilling that is unfounded. Those folks that can drill offshore ...

Speaking: Poe
Discussing The Aftermath Of Hurricanes Katrina And Rita

Well, of course they are not on a beach and the only way you could ever see is them on a clear night you could sometimes see the lights from ...

Speaking: Poe
Report On Resolution Waiving Points Of Order Against Conference Report On H.R. 2360, Department Of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2006

Mr. COLE of Oklahoma (during the Special Order of Mr. King of Iowa), from the Committee on Rules, submitted a privileged report (Rept. No. 109-242) on the resolution (H. Res. ...

Leave Of Absence

Mr. Hobson (at the request of Mr. Blunt) for today after 3:00 p.m. on account of official business.

Special Orders Granted

Mr. Brown of Ohio, for 5 minutes, today.

Leave Of Absence

By unanimous consent, leave of absence was granted to:

Leave Of Absence

Ms. Kilpatrick of Michigan (at the request of Ms. Pelosi) for today after 5:10 p.m. on account of personal reasons.

Special Orders Granted

Mr. Emanuel, for 5 minutes, today.

Special Orders Granted

Mr. Schiff, for 5 minutes, today.

Leave Of Absence

Miller of California (at the request of Mr. Blunt) for today after 5:15 p.m. on account of illness.

Adjournment

Mr. Speaker, I move that the House do now adjourn.

Speaking: King
Adjournment