H.R.4276: Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 105th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about congress
  • Introduced July 20, 1998
  • Latest Major Action Oct. 6, 1998

Bill Summary

TABLE OF CONTENTS: Title I: Department of Justice Title II: Department of Commerce and Related Agencies Title III: The Judiciary Title IV: Department of State and Related Agencies Title V: Related Agencies Title VI: General Provisions Title VII: Rescissions Title VIII: Local Government Law Enforcement Block Grant Act Title IX: National Whale Conservation Fund Act Title X: VAWA Restoration Act Title XI: Temporary Agricultural Workers Title XII:...

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Bill Actions

Date Description
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Ordered to be Reported.
The House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept. 105-636, by Mr. Rogers.
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 357.
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 508 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4276 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. The amendments printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution may be offered only by a Member designated in the report and only at the appropriate point in the reading of the bill, shall be considered read, shall be debatable for the time specified, shall not be subject to amendment and shall not be subject to a demand for a division of the question. All points of order against the amendments printed in the report are waived. Measure will be read by paragraph. Bill is open to amendments.
Rule H. Res. 508 passed House.
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 508.
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4276 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. The amendments printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution may be offered only by a Member designated in the report and only at the appropriate point in the reading of the bill, shall be considered read, shall be debatable for the time specified, shall not be subject to amendment and shall not be subject to a demand for a division of the question. All points of order against the amendments printed in the report are waived. Measure will be read by paragraph. Bill is open to amendments.
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 508 and Rule XXIII.
The Speaker designated the Honorable Doc Hastings to act as Chairman of the Committee.
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate.
POSTPONED VOTE - The Chair put the question on agreeing to the Mollohan amendment and announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Rogers demanded a recorded vote. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 508, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment.
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 4276 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.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Mollohan of West Virginia amendment to increase funding for the Legal Services Corporation by $109 million.
Debate resumed on the amendment offered by Mr. Souder.
VOTE POSTPONED - The Chair put the question on the Souder amendment by voice vote, and a recorded vote was requested. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 508, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment.
POSTPONED VOTE - The Chair put the question on agreeing to the Bass amendment by voice vote and announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Bass demanded a recorded vote. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 508, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment.
POSTPONED VOTE - The Chair put the question on agreeing to the Scott amendment by voice vote and announced that the noes had prevailed; and a recorded vote was requested. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 508, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment.
POSTPONED VOTE - The Chair put the question on agreeing to the Gutknecht amendment by nvoice vote and announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Gutknecht demanded a recorded vote. Pursuant to the provision of H. Res. 508, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment.
POSTPONED VOTE - The Chair put the question on agreeing to the DeGette amendment by voice vote and announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. DeGette demanded a recorded vote. Pursuant to the provsions of H. Res. 508, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment.
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 4276 as unfinished business.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business of the Committee was the postponed proceedings on the amendments debated earlier and that votes on the amendments would occur in the following order: Souder of Indiana, Bass of New Hampshire, Scott of Virginia, Gutknecht of Minnesota, and DeGette of Colorado.
POSTPONED VOTE - The Chair put the question on agreeing to the Pallone amendment by voice vote and announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Pallone demanded a recorded vote. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 508, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment.
POSTPONED VOTE - The Chair put the question of agreeing to the Engel amendment by voice vote and announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Engel demanded a recorded vote. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 508, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment.
POSTPONED VOTE - The Chair put the question on agreeing to the Royce amendment by voice vote and announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Mollohan demanded a recorded vote. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 508, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment.
POSTPONED VOTE - The Chair put the question on agreeing to the Bartlett amendment and announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Bartlett demanded a recorded vote. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 508, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment.
RECORDED VOTE - The Chair put the question on agreeing to the Talent amendment by voice vote and announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Mollohan demanded a recorded vote. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 508, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment.
Considered as unfinished business.
The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 2 hours of debate on the Mollohan of West Virginia amendment.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business of the Committee was the postponed proceedings on the amendments debated on August 4 and that votes on the amendments would occur in the following order: Pallone of NJ; Engel of NY; Royce of CA; Bartlett of MD; and Talent of MO.
POSTPONED VOTE - The Chair put the question on agreeing to the Stearns amendment by voice vote and announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Stearns demanded a recorded vote. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 508, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment.
POSTPONED VOTE - The Chair put the question on agreeing to the Callahan amendment by voice vote and announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Callahan demanded a recorded vote. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 508, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment.
UNFINSIHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business of the Committee was the postponed proceedings on the amendments debated earlier and that votes on the amendments would occur in the following order: Stearns of FL and Callahan of AL.
ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Under the rules of procedure, both the Hutchinson amendment to strike Title VIII and the Conyers amendment to perfect Title VIII can be pending simultaneously.
DEBATE - Mr. McDade asked unanimous consent that all remaining debate on the Conyers amendment be limited to 30 minutes, equally divided and controlled. Agreed to without objection.
DEBATE - Mr. Rogers asked unanimous consent that all remaining debate on the Hutchinson amendment be limited to 10 minutes, equally divided and controlled. Agreed to without objection.
POSTPONED VOTE - The Chair put the question on agreeing to the Hutchinson amendment by voice vote and annnounced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Hutchinson demanded a recorded vote. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 508, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment.
DEBATE - Mr. Rogers asked unanimous consent that all remaining debate on the Kolbe amendment be limited to 15 minutes, equally divided and controlled. Agreed to without objection.
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 4276 as unfinished business.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 508, the Committee proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Hefley amendment.
POSTPONED VOTE - The Chair put the question on agreeing to the Hefley amendment by voice vote and announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Hefley demanded a recorded vote. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 508, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business of the Committee was the postponed proceedings on the amendments debated earlier and that votes on the amendments would occur in the following order: Hutchinson or Arkansas and Hefley of Colorado.
RESCIND VOICE VOTE - Mr. Kolbe asked unanimous consent that the voice vote on the Kolbe amendment numbered 19 be rescinded and that a recorded vote on the amendment be taken immediately following the vote on the Hefley amendment. Agreed to without objection.
POSTPONED VOTE - The Chair put the question on agreeing to the McIntosh amendment by voice vote and announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. McIntosh demanded a recorded vote. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 508, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment.
DEBATE - Mr. Rogers asked unanimous consent that all remaining debate on the Kucinich amendment be limited to 30 minutes, equally divided and controlled. Agreed to without objection.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business of the Committee was the postponed proceedings on the amendments debated earlier and that votes on the amendments would occur in the following order: McIntosh of Indiana and Kucinich of Ohio.
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4276.
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.
Mr. Obey moved to recommit to Appropriations.
The previous question on the motion to recommit was ordered without objection.
On motion to recommit Failed by voice vote.
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 225 - 203 (Roll No. 402).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Received in the Senate, read twice.
Senate struck all after the Enacting Clause and substituted the language of S. 2260 amended.
Passed Senate in lieu of S. 2260 with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
Senate insists on its amendment asks for a conference, appoints conferees Gregg; Stevens; Domenici; McConnell; Hutchison; Campbell; Cochran; Hollings; Inouye; Bumpers; Lautenberg; Mikulski; Byrd.
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Mr. Rogers 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.
Mr. Mollohan moved that the House instruct conferees.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Mollohan motion to instruct conferees to not concur in any Senate legislative provisions or any extraneous legislative provisions, which are outside the scope of Conference, which could have the effect of causing a government shutdown.
The previous question was ordered without objection.
On motion that the House instruct conferees Agreed to by voice vote.
The Speaker appointed conferees: Rogers, Kolbe, Taylor (NC), Regula, Latham, Livingston, Young (FL), Mollohan, Skaggs, Dixon, and Obey.
Referred to the House Committee on Appropriations.
Referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State, and Judiciary.
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.
July 20, 1998

Introduced in the House by Harold Rogers (R-Ky.)

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