H.R.1561: Foreign Relations Revitalization Act of 1995

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 104th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about congress
  • Introduced May 3, 1995
  • Latest Major Action April 30, 1996

Bill Summary

TABLE OF CONTENTS: Division A: Consolidation of Foreign Affairs Agencies Title I: General Provisions Title II: United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency Title III: United States Information Agency Title IV: Agency for International Development Title V: Offices of Inspectors General Title VI: Transition Division B: Foreign Relations Authorizations Title X (sic): General Provisions Title XI: Authorization of Appropriations for Department...

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Bill Actions

Date Description
Referred to the Committee on International Relations, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Referred to House International Relations
Referred to House Rules
Referred to the Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights.
Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights Discharged.
Committee Hearings Held.
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 23 - 18.
Mr. Gilman asked unanimous consent that the Committee on International Relations have until midnight on May 18 to file a report on H.R. 1561. Agreed to without objection.
Mr. Gilman asked unanimous consent that the Committee on International Relations have until midnight on May 19 to file a report on H.R. 1561. Agreed to without objection.
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on International Relations. H. Rept. 104-128, Part I.
Referred sequentially to the House Committee on Judiciary for a period ending not later than May 20, 1995 for consideration of such provisions of the amendment recommended by the Committee on International relations as fall within the jurisdiction of that committee pursuant to clause 1(j), rule X.
Committee on Judiciary discharged.
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 155 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1561 with 2 hours of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Specified amendments are in order. It shall be in order to consider an amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on International Relations now printed in the bill, as modified by deleting section 2210, for the purpose of amendment under the five minute rule for an initial period of 10 hours. Consideration of amendments shall not continue beyond 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, 1995. Other than pro forma amendments, only amendments printed in the Congressional Record shall be considered. After the initial period of 10 hours, further amendments shall be considered only if offered by the Chairman of the Committee on International Relations as part of an en bloc amendment.
Rule H. Res. 155 passed House.
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 155.
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1561 with 2 hours of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Specified amendments are in order. It shall be in order to consider an amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on International Relations now printed in the bill, as modified by deleting section 2210, for the purpose of amendment under the five minute rule for an initial period of 10 hours. Consideration of amendments shall not continue beyond 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, 1995. Other than pro forma amendments, only amendments printed in the Congressional Record shall be considered. After the initial period of 10 hours, further amendments shall be considered only if offered by the Chairman of the Committee on International Relations as part of an en bloc amendment.
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 155 and Rule XXIII.
The Speaker designated the Honorable Bob Goodlatte to act as Chairman of the Committee.
GENERAL DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 155, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with two hours of general debate.
Mr. Gilman moved that the Committee rise.
On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1561 as unfinished business.
Considered as unfinished business.
The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
LIMITATION ON DEBATE - Mr. Gilman asked unanimous consent that the time for debate on the Smith (NJ) amendment, and all amendments thereto, conclude by 12 p.m. Agreed to without objection.
Limitation of Debate - Mr. Gilman asked unanimous consent that debate on the Hastings Amendment and all amendments thereto conclude at 6:15 p.m. Agreed to without objection.
Mr. Gilman moved that the Committee rise.
On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1561 as unfinished business.
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 156 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1561. The resolution provides for the further consideration of amendments to the bill for an additional period of six hours after the expiration of the initial 10 hour amendment process provided for by H. Res. 155. Specified amendments are in order. Only amendments printed in the Congressional Record by May 24, 1995 shall be in order for consideration, with the exception of pro forma amendments for the purpose of debate, and an amendment by the Chairman of the International Relations Committee, after consultation with the ranking minority member, even if not printed in the Record.
Rule H. Res. 156 passed House.
Considered as unfinished business.
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 155, H. Res. 156 and rule XIII.
The Speaker designated the Honorable Bob Goodlatte to act as Chairman of the Committee.
The Committee of the Whole resumed consideration of the bill for the remaining 32 minutes provided for under the provisions of H. Res. 155. At the conclusion of the remaining time specified in H. Res. 155, the Committee of the Whole will continue consideration under the provisions of H. Res. 156, which provides for an additional six hours of consideration.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 155, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gilman en bloc amendment.
LIMITATION OF DEBATE - Mr. Gilman asked unanimous consent that the time for debate on the Gilman amendment, and all amendments thereto, be limited to not to exceed one hour. Agreed to without objection.
Mr. Gilman moved that the committee rise.
On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1561 as unfinished business.
Considered as unfinished business.
The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 155 and H. Res.156, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with the remaining 1 hour and 45 minutes of time allowed for consideration under the provisions of H. Res. 156.
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1561.
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
Mr. Hamilton moved to recommit with instructions to International Relations.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on International Relations with instructions that the committee report the bill back to the House forthwith with amendments to delete the provisions of the bill abolishing AID, USIA, and ACTA and replace that language with a provision calling on the President to review the activities of those agencies and to recommend ways they could be streamlined. The motion also includes instruction to keep the funding levels in the bill, but to allow the President greater flexibility in allocation of those funds.
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 179 - 237 (Roll no. 365).
On passage Passed by recorded vote: 222 - 192 (Roll no. 366).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 1561.
Received in the Senate and read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations discharged by Unanimous Consent.
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
Senate struck all after the Enacting Clause and substituted the language of S. 908 amended.
Passed Senate in lieu of S. 908 with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 82-16. Record Vote No: 605.
Senate insists on its amendment asks for a conference, appoints conferees Helms; Snowe; Brown; Coverdell; Ashcroft; Pell; Kerry; Sarbanes; Dodd.
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Conference held.
Mr. Gilman asked unanimous consent that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference.
On motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference Agreed to without objection.
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
The Speaker appointed conferees: Gilman, Goodling, Hyde, Roth, Bereuter, Smith (NJ), Burton, Ros-Lehtinen, Hamilton, Gejdenson, Lantos, Torricelli, Berman, and Ackerman.
Message on House action received in Senate.
Conference held.
Conference held.
Conferees agreed to file conference report.
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 375 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of the conference report to H.R. 1561. Upon adoption of this resolution, all points of order against the conference report and against its consideration shall be waived. The conference report shall be considered as read.
Conference report H. Rept. 104-478 filed.
Conference papers: Senate report and managers' statement held at the desk in Senate.
Rule H. Res. 375 passed House.
Mr. Gilman brought up conference report H. Rept. 104-478 for consideration under the provisions of H. Res. 375.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the conference report.
The previous question was ordered without objection.
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 226 - 172 (Roll no. 59).
Conference papers: message on House action held at the desk in Senate.
Conference report considered in Senate.
Senate agreed to conference report by Yea-Nay Vote. 52-44. Record Vote No: 59.
Cleared for White House.
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Presented to President.
Vetoed by President.
The Chair laid before the House the veto message from the President.
The Chair announced that the message of the President would be spread at large upon the pages of the Journal and that the veto message and the bill be printed as a House Document
Mr. Gilman moved to postpone consideration of the veto message until April 23.
The Chair announced the unfinished business to be the consideration of the veto.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate.
On passage, the objections of the President to the contrary notwithstanding Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 234 - 188 (Roll no. 136).
May 3, 1995

Introduced in the House by Benjamin A. Gilman (R-N.Y.)

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