H.R.2107: Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1998

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 105th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about congress
  • Introduced July 1, 1997
  • Latest Major Action Jan. 27, 1998

Bill Summary

(On June 25, 1998, the Supreme Court ruled that the Line Item Veto Act (Public Law 104-130) is unconstitutional, thus restoring provisions that had been cancelled as summarized below.) (On November 20, 1997, the President exercised his line item veto authority to cancel up to $6.2 million in discretionary budget authority for the following two items included in this Act: (1) the Franklin County Dam in Mississippi; and (2) a conveyance of...

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Bill Actions

Date Description
Considered by Senate.
Amendment SP 1204 proposed by Senator Brownback.
Amendment SP 1205 proposed by Senator Bryan.
Amendment SP 1204 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Amendment SP 1188 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 23-77. Record Vote No: 241.
Amendment SP 1205 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 49-51. Record Vote No: 242.
Motion to reconsider the vote on SP 1205 rejected by Yea-Nay Vote. 49-51. Record Vote No: 243.
Amendment SP 1209 proposed by Senator Bumpers.
Amendment SP 1209 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Amendment SP 1206 proposed by Senator Abraham.
Amendment SP 1187 proposed by Senator Hutchinson.
Amendment SP 1206 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 26-73. Record Vote No: 244.
Amendment SP 1187 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 36-63. Record Vote No: 245.
Amendment SP 1212 proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Craig.
Amendment SP 1212 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Amendment SP 1213 proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Bumpers.
Amendment SP 1213 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Amendment SP 1214 proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Cochran.
Amendment SP 1214 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Amendment SP 1215 proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Murkowski.
Amendment SP 1215 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Amendment SP 1216 proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Murkowski.
Amendment SP 1216 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Amendment SP 1217 proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Murkowski.
Amendment SP 1217 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Amendment SP 1218 proposed by Senator Jeffords.
Amendment SP 1218 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Considered by Senate.
Amendment SP 1186 proposed by Senator Hutchison.
Amendment SP 1186 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 39-61. Record Vote No: 246.
Amendment SP 1219 proposed by Senator Stevens.
Amendment SP 1219 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Motion to table SP 1196 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 57-42. Record Vote No: 247.
Amendment SP 1221 proposed by Senator Enzi.
Amendment SP 1222 proposed by Senator Bryan to Amendment SP 1221.
Amendment SP 1222 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Amendment SP 1221 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Amendment SP 1223 proposed by Senator Kyl.
Amendment SP 1223 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 34-64. Record Vote No: 248.
Amendment SP 1225 proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Bennett.
Amendment SP 1225 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Amendment SP 1226 proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Dewine.
Amendment SP 1226 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Amendment SP 1227 proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Graham.
Amendment SP 1227 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Amendment SP 1228 proposed by Senator Reid.
Amendment SP 1228 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Amendment SP 1224 proposed by Senator Bumpers.
Point of order that the amendment violates the Constitution raised in Senate with respect to SP 1224.
SP 1224 determined out of order by Yea-Nay Vote. 59-39. Record Vote No: 249.
Amendment SP 1229 proposed by Senator Bingaman.
Amendment SP 1229 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Amendment SP 1230 proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Murray.
Amendment SP 1230 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Amendment SP 1231 proposed by Senator McCain.
Amendment SP 1232 proposed by Senator Murkowski to Amendment SP 1231.
Amendment SP 1234 proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Smith, of OR.
Amendment SP 1234 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Amendment SP 1235 proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator McCain.
Amendment SP 1235 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Amendment SP 1236 proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Mack.
Amendment SP 1236 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Amendment SP 1237 proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Bingaman.
Amendment SP 1237 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Amendment SP 1238 proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Moseley-Braun.
Amendment SP 1238 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Amendment SP 1239 proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Domenici.
Amendment SP 1239 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Amendment SP 1240 proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Stevens.
Amendment SP 1240 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Amendment SP 1241 proposed by Senator Gorton.
Amendment SP 1241 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Amendment SP 1242 proposed by Senator Reid.
Amendment SP 1242 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Amendment SP 1243 proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Abraham.
Amendment SP 1243 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Amendment SP 1244 proposed by Senator Reid for Senator Bryan.
Amendment SP 1244 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Amendment SP 1245 proposed by Senator Murkowski.
Proposed amendment SP 1232 withdrawn in Senate.
Amendment SP 1231 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Amendment SP 1246 proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Murkowski.
Amendment SP 1246 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Amendment SP 1245 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 81-14. Record Vote No: 250.
Passed Senate with amendments by Yea-Nay Vote. 93-3. Record Vote No: 251.
Senate insists on its amendments asks for a conference, appoints conferees Gorton; Stevens; Cochran; Domenici; Burns; Bennett; Gregg; Campbell; Byrd; Leahy; Bumpers; Hollings; Reid; Dorgan; Boxer.
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Mr. Regula asked unanimous consent that the House disagree to the Senate amendments, and agree to a conference.
On motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendments, and agree to a conference Agreed to without objection.
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Mr. Yates moved that the House instruct conferees.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the motion to instruct conferees on the part of the House to agree to Senate amendments No. 120, 121 and 122, to restore funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.
The previous question was ordered without objection.
On motion that the House instruct conferees Agreed to by voice vote.
The Speaker appointed conferees: Regula, McDade, Kolbe, Skeen, Taylor (NC), Nethercutt, Miller (FL), Wamp, Livingston, Yates, Murtha, Dicks, Skaggs, Moran (VA), and Obey.
Conferees agreed to file conference report.
Conference report H. Rept. 105-337 filed.
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 277 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of the conference report to H.R. 2107. All points of order against the conference report and against its consideration are waived. The conference report shall be considered as read.
Rule H. Res. 277 passed House.
Mr. Regula brought up conference report H. Rept. 105-337 for consideration under the provisions of H. Res. 277.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate.
The previous question was ordered without objection.
On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 233 - 171 (Roll no. 531).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Conference papers: message on House action held at the desk in Senate.
Conference papers: Senate report and managers' statement held at the desk in Senate.
Conference report considered in Senate.
Senate agreed to conference report by Yea-Nay Vote. 84-14. Record Vote No: 283.
Cleared for White House.
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Presented to President.
Signed by President.
Became Public Law No: 105-83.
The Chair laid before the House the veto message from the President.
For actions pursuant to the line item Veto Act (P.L. 104-130), see House Document 105-180.
The communication was referred to the Committees on Appropriations and the Budget.
Referred to the House Committee on Appropriations.
Referred to the Subcommittee on Interior.
First Day of Subcommittee Hearings.
Final Day of Subcommittee Hearings.
First Day of Subcommittee Mark-up.
Final Day of Subcommittee Mark-Up.
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee.
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Ordered to be Reported.
The House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept. 105-163, by Mr. Regula.
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 98.
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 181 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2107 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Points of order for failure to comply wiht clause 2 or 6 of rule XXI are waived, with specified exceptions. Where points of order are waived against part of a paragraph, points of order against a provision in another part of such paragraph may be made only against such provision and not against the entire paragraph. Amendments printed in the report accompanying this resolution may be offered only by a Member designated and only at the appropriate point in the reading of the bill, debatable for the time specified, and shall not be subject to further amendment. All points of order against said amendments shall be waived.
Rule H. Res. 181 passed House.
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 181.
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2107 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Points of order for failure to comply with clause 2 or 6 of rule XXI are waived, with specified exceptions. Where points of order are waived against part of a paragraph, points of order against a provision in another part of such paragraph may be made only against such provision and not against the entire paragraph. Amendments printed in the report accompanying this resolution may be offered only by a Member designated and only at the appropriate point in the reading of the bill, debatable for the time specified, and shall not be subject to further amendment. All points of order against said amendments shall be waived.
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 181 and Rule XXIII.
The Speaker designated the Honorable Steven C. LaTourette to act as Chairman of the Committee.
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate.
At the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the Sanders amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Sanders requested a recorded vote and further proceedings were postponed.
Mr. Regula asked unanimous consent that the time for debate on the Gutierrez amendment, and all amendments thereto, be limited to 10 minutes. Agreed to without objection.
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gutierrez amendment.
At the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the Maloney (NY) amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mrs. Maloney objected to the vote on grounds that a quorum was not present and made a point of order that a quorum was not present. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 181, further proceedings were postponed and the point of no quorum was withdrawn.
Mr. Smith (OR) raised a point of order against the content of the measure. Mr. Smith stated that the language of the bill beginning on page 47, lines 2 through 6, relating to limitation on road purchaser credits to companies that meet the Small Business Administration's definition of a small business, constituted legislation on an appropriations bill. The Chair sustained the point of order.
Mr. Regula asked unanimous consent that the time for debate on the Porter amendment, and all amendments thereto, be limited to 80 minutes, equally divided and controlled as follows: Messers. Dicks, Kennedy, Porter, and Regula, for 20 minutes each.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the previous unanimous consent agreement, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 80 minutes of debate.
Mr. Regula asked unanimous consent that the time for debate on the Klug amendment be limited to 30 minutes. Agreed to without objection.
DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Klug amendment.
At the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the Klug amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Klug objected to the vote on grounds that a quorum ws not present and made a point of order that was not present. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 181, the point of order was withdrawn.
At the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the Royce amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Royce requested a recorded vote and, pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 181, further proceedings were postponed.
Mr. Regula 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. 2107 as unfinished business.
The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
Considered as unfinished business.
RESUMING UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chairman of the Committee of the Whole announced that the unfinished business was the demand for recorded votes on amendments debated on July 10. Votes will be taken on the amendment offered by Mr. Klug and on the amendment offered by Mr. Royce (in that order).
Mr. Crane raised a point of order against the content of the measure. Mr. Crane stated that the language on page 76, lines 10-13, relating to funds for the National Endowment for the Arts, was out of order in that it constituted an unauthorized appropriation. The Chair sustained the point of order.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 181, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of debate on the Ehlers amendment.
At the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the Chabot amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Chabot objected to the vote on grounds that a quorum was not present and made a point of order that a quorum was not present. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 181, further proceedings were postponed. The point of no quorum was withdrawn.
Considered as unfinished business.
The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 181, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Crapo amendment.
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Crapo amendment, the Chair put the question and announced that by voice vote, the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Crapo demanded a recorded vote based upon the absence of a quorum and further proceedings were postponed. The point of order was considered as withdrawn.
At the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the Istook amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Istook objected to the vote on grounds that a quorum was not present and made a point of order that a quorum was not present. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 181, further proceedings were postponed and the point of no quorum was withdrawn.
At the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the Coburn amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was agreed to. Mr. Yates objected to the vote on grounds that a quorum was not present and made a point of order that a quorum was not present. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 181, further proceedings were postponed and the point of no quorum was withdrawn.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 181, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Weldon (FL) amendment.
At the conclusion of debate on the Weldon amendment the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Weldon demanded a recorded vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings. The point of no quorum was withdrawn.
Mr. Regula 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. 2107 as unfinished business.
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2107.
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 238 - 192 (Roll no. 275).
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. 2107.
Received in the Senate and read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
Subcommittee on Interior. Approved for full committee consideration with amendments favorably.
Committee on Appropriations. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
Committee on Appropriations. Reported to Senate by Senator Gorton with amendments. With written report No. 105-56.
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 122.
Measure laid before Senate.
Amendment SP 1132 proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Gregg.
Amendment SP 1132 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Considered by Senate.
Amendment SP 1188 proposed by Senator Ashcroft.
Considered by Senate.
The excepted committee amendment on p. 55, line 11, through p. 56, line 2, was withdrawn in Senate.
Amendment SP 1197 proposed by Senator Campbell.
Amendment SP 1197 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Amendment SP 1200 proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Mack.
Amendment SP 1200 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Amendment SP 1201 proposed by Senator Gorton for Senator Murkowski.
Amendment SP 1201 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Amendment SP 1202 proposed by Senator Gorton.
Amendment SP 1202 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Amendment SP 1203 proposed by Senator Gorton.
Amendment SP 1203 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Amendment SP 1196 proposed by Senator Hutchinson.
July 1, 1997

Introduced in the House by Ralph Regula (R-Ohio)

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