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Mr. CLAY objected to the vote on the ground that a quorum was not present and not voting.

A quorum not being present,

The roll was called under clause 4, rule XV, and the call was taken by electronic device.

Yeas

225 When there appeared

Nays 195

197.29

Allard
Archer
Armey
Bachus
Baker (CA)
Baker (LA)
Ballenger
Barr
Barrett (NE)
Bartlett
Barton
Bass
Bateman
Bereuter
Bilbray
Bilirakis
Bliley
Blute
Boehner
Bonilla
Bono
Brewster
Browder
Brownback
Bryant (TN)
Bunn
Bunning
Burr
Burton
Buyer
Callahan
Calvert
Camp
Campbell
Canady
Castle
Chabot
Chambliss
Chenoweth
Christensen
Chrysler
Clinger
Coble
Coburn
Collins (GA)
Combest
Cooley
Cox
Crane
Crapo
Cremeans
Cubin
Cunningham
Davis
Deal
DeLay
Dickey
Dooley
Doolittle
Dornan
Dreier
Duncan
Dunn
Ehlers
Ehrlich
English
Ensign
Everett
Ewing
Fawell
Fields (TX)
Flanagan
Foley
Fowler
Fox

[Roll No. 370]

YEAS-225
Franks (NJ)
Frelinghuysen
Funderburk
Gallegly
Ganske
Gekas
Geren
Gilchrest
Gillmor
Gingrich
Goodlatte
Goodling
Goss
Graham
Greene (UT)
Greenwood
Gunderson
Gutknecht
Hall (TX)
Hancock
Hansen
Harman
Hastert
Hayes
Hayworth
Hefley
Heineman
Herger
Hilleary
Hobson
Hoekstra
Hoke
Hostettler
Hunter
Hutchinson
Hyde
Istook
Jacobs
Johnson (CT)
Johnson, Sam
Jones
Kasich
Kelly
Kim
Kingston
Klug
Knollenberg
Kolbe
LaHood
Largent
Latham
La Tourette
Laughlin
Lazio
Leach
Lewis (CA)
Lewis (KY)
Lightfoot
Linder
Livingston
LoBiondo
Longley
Lucas
Manzullo
McCollum
McCrery
McInnis
McIntosh
McKeon
Meyers
Mica
Miller (FL)
Minge
Molinari
Montgomery

NAYS—195
Beilenson
Bentsen
Berman
Bevill
Bishop
Blumenauer
Boehlert
Bonior

Moorhead
Morella
Myers
Myrick
Nethercutt
Ney
Norwood
Nussle
Oxley
Packard
Parker
Paxon
Peterson (MN)
Petri
Pickett
Pombo
Porter
Portman
Pryce
Quillen
Radanovich
Ramstad
Regula
Riggs
Roberts
Rogers
Rohrabacher
Ros-Lehtinen
Roth
Roukema
Royce
Salmon
Sanford
Saxton
Scarborough
Schaefer
Seastrand
Sensenbrenner
Shadegg
Shaw
Shays
Shuster
Skeen
Smith (MI)
Smith (TX)
Smith (WA)
Souder
Spence
Stearns
Stenholm
Stump
Talent
Tanner
Tate
Tauzin
Taylor (MS)
Taylor (NC)
Thomas
Thornberry
Tiahrt
Torkildsen
Upton
Vucanovich
Walker
Walsh
Wamp
Watts (OK)
Weldon (FL)
Weldon (PA)
Weller
White
Whitfield
Wicker
Wolf
Zeliff

Clay Clayton Clement Clyburn Coleman Collins (IL) Collins (MI) Condit Conyers Costello Coyne Cramer Cummings Danner de la Garza DeFazio DeLauro Dellums Deutsch Diaz-Balart Dicks Dingell Dixon Doggett Doyle Durbin Edwards Engel Eshoo Evans Farr Fattah Fazio Fields (LA) Filner Flake Forbes Frank (MA) Franks (CT) Frisa Frost Furse Gejdenson Gibbons Gilman Gonzalez Gordon Green (TX) Gutierrez Hall (OH) Hamilton Hastings (FL) Hefner Hilliard Hinchey Holden Horn Houghton

Hoyer
Jackson (IL)
Jackson-Lee

(TX)
Jefferson
Johnson (SD)
Johnson, E. B.
Johnston
Kanjorski
Kaptur
Kennedy (MA)
Kennedy (RI)
Kennelly
Kildee
King
Kleczka
Klink
LaFalce
Lantos
Levin
Lewis (GA)
Lipinski
Lofgren
Lowey
Luther
Maloney
Manton
Markey
Martinez
Martini
Mascara
Matsui
McCarthy
McDermott
McHale
McHugh
McKinney
McNulty
Meehan
Menendez
Metcalf
Millender-

McDonald
Miller (CA)
Mink
Moakley
Mollohan
Moran
Murtha
Nadler
Neal
Neumann
Oberstar
Obey
Olver
Orton
Owens
Pallone

Pastor
Payne (NJ)
Payne (VA)
Pelosi
Pomeroy
Poshard
Quinn
Rahall
Rangel
Reed
Rivers
Roemer
Rose
Roybal-Allard
Rush
Sabo
Sanders
Sawyer
Schiff
Schroeder
Schumer
Scott
Serrano
Skaggs
Skelton
Slaughter
Smith (NJ)
Solomon
Spratt
Stark
Stockman
Stokes
Studds
Stupak
Tejeda
Thompson
Thornton
Thurman
Torres
Torricelli
Towns
Traficant
Velazquez
Vento
Visclosky
Volkmer
Ward
Waters
Watt (NC)
Waxman
Williams
Wilson
Wise
Woolsey
Wynn
Yates
Young (AK)

Abercrombie Ackerman Allard Andrews Archer Armey Bachus Baesler Baker (CA) Baker (LA) Baldacci Ballenger Barcia Barr Barrett (NE) Barrett (WI) Bartlett Barton Bass Bateman Becerra Beilenson Bentsen Bereuter Berman Bevill Bilbray Bilirakis Bishop Bliley Blumenauer Blute Boehlert Boehner Bonilla Bonior Bono Borski Boucher Brewster Browder Brown (CA) Brown (FL) Brown (OH) Bryant (TN) Bryant (TX) Bunn Bunning Burr Burton Buyer Callahan Calvert Camp Campbell Canady Cardin Castle Chabot Chambliss Chapman Chenoweth Christensen Chrysler Clay Clayton Clement Clinger Clyburn Coble Coburn Coleman Collins (GA) Collins (IL) Collins (MI) Combest Condit Conyers Cooley Costello Cox Coyne Cramer Crane Crapo Cremeans Cubin Cummings Davis de la Garza Deal DeFazio DeLauro DeLay

[Roll No. 371]

YEAS–416
Dellums
Deutsch
Diaz-Balart
Dickey
Dicks
Dingell
Dixon
Doggett
Dooley
Doolittle
Dornan
Doyle
Dreier
Duncan
Dunn
Durbin
Edwards
Ehlers
Ehrlich
Engel
English
Ensign
Eshoo
Evans
Everett
Ewing
Farr
Fattah
Fawell
Fazio
Fields (LA)
Fields (TX)
Filner
Flake
Flanagan
Foley
Forbes
Fowler
Fox
Frank (MA)
Franks (CT)
Franks (NJ)
Frelinghuysen
Frisa
Frost
Funderburk
Furse
Gallegly
Ganske
Gejdenson
Gekas
Geren
Gibbons
Gilchrest
Gillmor
Gilman
Gonzalez
Goodlatte
Goodling
Gordon
Goss
Graham
Green (TX)
Greene (UT)
Greenwood
Gunderson
Gutierrez
Gutknecht
Hall (OH)
Hall (TX)
Hamilton
Hancock
Hansen
Harman
Hastert
Hastings (FL)
Hayes
Hayworth
Hefley
Hefner
Heineman
Herger
Hilleary
Hilliard
Hinchey
Hobson
Hoekstra
Hoke
Holden
Horn
Hostettler
Houghton
Hoyer
Hunter

Hutchinson
Hyde
Istook
Jackson (IL)
Jackson-Lee

(TX)
Jacobs
Jefferson
Johnson (CT)
Johnson (SD)
Johnson, E. B.
Johnson, Sam
Johnston
Jones
Kanjorski
Kaptur
Kasich
Kelly
Kennedy (MA)
Kennedy (RI)
Kennelly
Kildee
Kim
King
Kingston
Kleczka
Klink
Klug
Knollenberg
Kolbe
LaFalce
LaHood
Lantos
Largent
Latham
La Tourette
Laughlin
Lazio
Leach
Levin
Lewis (CA)
Lewis (GA)
Lewis (KY)
Lightfoot
Linder
Lipinski
Livingston
LoBiondo
Lofgren
Longley
Lowey
Lucas
Luther
Maloney
Manton
Manzullo
Markey
Martinez
Martini
Mascara
Matsui
McCarthy
McCollum
McCrery
McDermott
McHale
McHugh
McInnis
McIntosh
McKeon
McKinney
McNulty
Meehan
Menendez
Metcalf
Meyers
Mica
Millender-

McDonald
Miller (CA)
Miller (FL)
Minge
Mink
Moakley
Molinari
Mollohan
Montgomery
Moorhead
Moran
Morella
Murtha
Myers
Myrick
Nadler

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ed, was agreed to was, by unanimous consent, laid on the table.

Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate in said concurrent resolution.

196.18 MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

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

human rights abuses and discrimination against its indigenous black population;

Whereas the Department of State and numerous human rights organizations have documented such abuses;

Whereas chattel slavery, with an estimated tens of thousands of black Mauritanians considered property of their masters and performing unpaid labor, persists despite its legal abolition in 1980;

Whereas individuals attempting to escape from their owners in Mauritania may be subjected to severe punishment and torture;

Whereas the right to a fair trial in Mauritania continues to be restricted due to executive branch pressure on the judiciary;

Whereas policies designed to favor a particular culture and language have marginalized black Mauritanians in the areas of education and employment particularly;

Whereas Mauritanians are deprived of their constitutional right to a democratically elected government;

Whereas Mauritanian authorities have still refused to investigate or punish individuals responsible for the massacre of over 500 military and civilian black Mauritanians in 1990 and 1991; and Whereas significant numbers

numbers of black Mauritanians remain refugees stripped of their citizenship and property, including tens of thousands of black Mauritanians who were expelled or fled Mauritania during 1989 and 1990: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That the Congress

(1) calls upon the Government of Mauritania to honor its obligations under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, to prosecute slave owners to the fullest extent of the country's anti-slavery law, and to educate individuals being held as slaves on their legal rights;

(2) strongly urges the Government of Mauritania to abolish discriminatory practices and foster an environment that will integrate black Mauritanians into the economic and social mainstream;

(3) urges in the strongest terms that the Government of Mauritania fully investigate and prosecute those officials responsible for the extrajudicial killings and mass expulsions of black Mauritanians during the late 1980s and early 1990s;

(4) calls upon the Government of Mauritania to continue to allow all refugees to return to Mauritania and to restore their full rights;

(5) welcomes Mauritania's recent invitation to international human rights organizations to visit Mauritania; and

(6) further welcomes the growth of an independent press in Mauritania.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. CALVERT, recognized Mr. BEREUTER and Mr. UNDERWOOD, each for 20 minutes.

After debate,
The question being put, viva voce,

Will the House suspend the rules and agree to said concurrent resolution, as amended?

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. CALVERT, announced that two-thirds of the Members present had voted in the affirmative.

So, two-thirds of the Members present having voted in favor thereof, the rules were suspended and said concurrent resolution, as amended, was agreed to.

A motion to reconsider the vote whereby the rules were suspended and said concurrent resolution, as amend

196.19 AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FUND

AUTHORIZATION Mr. BEREUTER moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 3735) to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to reauthorize the Development Fund for Africa under chapter 10 of part I of that Act. The SPEAKER pro

pro tempore, Mr. CALVERT, recognized Mr. BEREUTER and Mr. ENGEL, each for 20 minutes.

After debate,
The question being put, viva voce,

Will the House suspend the rules and pass said bill? The SPEAKER pro

pro tempore, Mr. CALVERT, announced that two-thirds of the Members present had voted in the affirmative.

So, two-thirds of the Members present having voted in favor thereof, the rules were suspended and said bill was passed. A motion to reconsider

to reconsider the vote whereby the rules were suspended and said bill was passed was, by unanimous consent, laid on the table.

Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate in said bill. 196.20 MICROENTERPRISE ASSISTANCE

Mr. BEREUTER moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 3846) to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to authorize the provision of assistance for microenterprises, and for other purposes.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. CALVERT, recognized Mr. BEREUTER and Mr. ENGEL, each for 20 minutes.

After debate,
The question being put, viva voce,

Will the House suspend the rules and pass said bill? The SPEAKER pro

pro tempore, Mr. CALVERT, announced that two-thirds of the Members present had voted in the affirmative.

So, two-thirds of the Members present having voted in favor thereof, the rules were suspended and said bill was passed. A motion to reconsider

to reconsider the vote whereby the rules were suspended and said bill was passed was, by unanimous consent, laid on the table.

Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate in said bill. 196.21 AID SEVERANCE PAY

Mr. BEREUTER moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 3870) to authorize the Agency for International Development to offer voluntary separation incentive payments to employees of that agency; as amended.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. CALVERT, recognized Mr. BEREUTER and Mr. ENGEL, each for 20 minutes.

After debate,
The question being put, viva voce,

Will the House suspend the rules and pass said bill, as amended?

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. CALVERT, announced that two-thirds of the Members present had voted in the affirmative.

So, two-thirds of the Members present having voted in favor thereof, the rules were suspended and said bill, as amended, was passed.

A motion to reconsider the vote whereby the rules were suspended and said bill, as amended, was passed was, by unanimous consent, laid on the table.

Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate in said bill. 196.22 HONOR FILIPINO VETERANS

Mr. BEREUTER moved to suspend the rules and agree to the following concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 191):

Whereas the Commonwealth of the Philippines was strategically located and thus vital to the defense of the United States during World War II;

Whereas the military forces of the Commonwealth of the Philippines were called into the United States Armed Forces during World War II by Executive order and were put under the command of General Douglas MacArthur:

Whereas the participation of the military forces of the Commonwealth of the Philippines in the battles of Bataan and Corregidor and in other smaller skirmishes delayed and disrupted the initial Japanese effort to conquer the Western Pacific;

Whereas that delay and disruption allowed the United States the vital time to prepare the forces which were needed to drive the Japanese from the Western Pacific and to defeat Japan;

Whereas after the recovery of the Philippine Islands from Japan, the United States was able to use the strategically located Commonwealth of the Philippines as a base from which to launch the final efforts to defeat Japan;

Whereas every American deserves to know the important contribution that the military forces of the Commonwealth of the Philippines made to the outcome of World War II; and

Whereas the Filipino World War II veterans deserve recognition and honor for their important contribution to the outcome of World War II: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representative (the Senate concurring), That the Congress recognizes and honors the Filipino World War II veterans for their defense of democratic ideals and their important contribution to the outcome of World War II.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. CALVERT, recognized Mr. BEREUTER and Mr. ENGEL, each for 20 minutes.

After debate,
The question being put, viva voce,

Will the House suspend the rules and agree to said concurrent resolution?

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. CALVERT, announced that two-thirds of the Members present had voted in the affirmative.

So, two-thirds of the Members present having voted in favor thereof, the rules were suspended and said concurrent resolution was agreed to.

A motion to reconsider the vote whereby the rules were suspended and said concurrent resolution was agreed to was, by unanimous consent, laid on the table.

Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate in said concurrent resolution.

196.25 BILLS PRESENTED TO THE

PRESIDENT Mr. THOMAS, from the Committee on House Oversight, reported that that committee did on the following dates present to the President, for his approval, bills of the House of the following titles:

On July 25, 1996: H.R. 2337. An Act to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for increased taxpayer protections.

On July 26, 1996: H.R. 1114. An Act to authorize minors who are under the child labor provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 and who are under 18 years of age to load materials into balers and compactors that meet appropriate American National Standards Institute design safety standards.

And then,

196.26 ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Mr. JONES, at 3 o'clock and 54 minutes p.m., the House adjourned.

196.23 KOSOVAN RIGHTS

Mr. BEREUTER moved to suspend the rules and agree to the following concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 155); as amended:

Whereas the Constitution of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, adopted in 1946 and the amended Yugoslav Constitution adopted in 1974, described the status of Kosova as one of the 8 constituent territorial units of the Yugoslav Federation;

Whereas the political rights of the Albanian majority in Kosova were curtailed when the Government of Yugoslavia illegally amended the Yugoslav federal constitution without the consent of the people of Kosova on March 23, 1989, revoking Kosova's autonomous status;

Whereas in 1990, the Parliament and Government of Kosova were abolished by further unlawful amendments to the Constitution of Yugoslavia:

Whereas in September 1990, a referendum on the question of independence for Kosova was held in which 87 percent of those eligible to participate voted and 99 percent of those voting supported independence for Kosova;

Whereas in May 1992, a Kosovar national parliament and President, Dr. Ibrahim Rugova, were freely and fairly elected, but were not permitted to assemble in Kosova;

Whereas according to the State Department Country Reports on Human Rights for 1995, "police repression continued at a high level against the ethnic Albanians of Kosova ... and reflected a general campaign to keep [those] who are not ethnic Serbs intimidated and unable to exercise basic human and civil rights”;

Whereas over 100,000 ethnic Albanians employed in the public sector have been removed from their jobs and replaced by Serbs since 1989;

Whereas the government in Belgrade has severely restricted the access of ethnic Albanians in Kosova to all levels of education, especially in the Albanian language;

Whereas the Organization on Security and Cooperation in Europe observers dispatched to Kosova in 1991 were expelled by the government in Belgrade in July 1993, and have not been reinstated as called for in United Nations Security Council Resolution 855 of August 1993;

Whereas following the departure of such observers, international human rights organizations have documented an increase in abuses;

Whereas the United Nations announced on February 27, 1995, that Serbia had granted it permission to open a Belgrade office to monitor human rights in Serbia and Kosova;

Whereas Congress directed the State Department to establish a United States Information Agency (U.S.I.A.) cultural center in Prishtina, Kosova, in section 223 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993;

Whereas Secretary of State Warren Christopher announced on February 27, 1996, that Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic has agreed to the establishment of such center and that preparations for the establishment of the center are proceeding;

Whereas, with the signing of the Dayton agreement on Bosnia, future peace in the Balkans hinges largely on a settlement of the status of Kosova; and

Whereas the President has explicitly warned the Government of Serbia that the

United States is prepared to respond in the event of escalated conflict in Kosova caused by Serbia: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That it is the sense of the Congress that,

(1) the situation in Kosova must be resolved before the outer wall of sanctions against Serbia is lifted and Serbia is able to return to the international community;

(2) the human rights of the people of Kosova must be restored to levels guaranteed by international law;

(3) the United States should support the legitimate claims of the people of Kosova to determine their own political future;

(4) international observers should be returned to Kosova as soon as possible;

(5) the elected government of Kosova should be permitted to meet and exercise its legitimate mandate as elected representatives of the people of Kosova;

(6) all individuals whose employment was terminated on the basis of their ethnicity should be reinstated to their previous positions;

(7) the education system in Kosova should be reopened to all residents of Kosova regardless of ethnicity and the majority ethnic Albanian population should be allowed to educate its youth in its native tongue;

(8) the establishment of a United States Information Agency cultural center in Prishtina, Kosova, is to be commended; and

(9) the President should appoint a special envoy to aid in negotiating a resolution to the crisis in Kosova.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. CALVERT, recognized Mr. BEREUTER and Mr. ENGEL, each for 20 minutes.

After debate,
The question being put, viva voce,

Will the House suspend the rules and agree to said concurrent resolution, as amended?

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. CALVERT, announced that two-thirds of the Members present had voted in the affirmative.

So, two-thirds of the Members present having voted in favor thereof, the rules were suspended and said concurrent resolution, as amended, was agreed to.

A motion to reconsider the vote whereby the rules were suspended and said concurrent resolution, as amended, was agreed to was, by unanimous consent, laid on the table.

Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate in said concurrent resolution.

196.27 REPORTS OF COMMITTEES ON

PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS Under clause 2 of rule XIII, reports of committees were delivered to the Clerk for printing and reference to the proper calendar, as follows:

Mr. GILMAN: Committee on International Relations. H.R. 3846. A bill to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to authorize the provision of assistance for microenterprises, and for other purposes (Rept. No. 104–715). Referred to the Committee of the whole House on the State of the Union.

Mr. YOUNG of Alaska: Committee on Resources. H.R. 2292. A bill to preserve and protect the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River, and for other purposes; with an amendment (Rept. No. 104–716). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union.

Mr. YOUNG of Alaska: Committee on Resources. H.R. 3487. A bill to reauthorize the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, and for other purposes; with an amendment (Rept. No. 104–717). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union.

Mr. ARCHER: Committee on Ways and Means. H.R. 3815. A bill to make technical corrections and miscellaneous amendments to trade laws; with an amendment (Rept. No. 104–718). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union.

196.28 TIME LIMITATION OF REFERRED

BILL Pursuant to clause 5 of rule X, the following action was taken by the Speaker:

H.R. 3539. Referral to the Committee on Ways and Means extended for a period ending not later than July 30, 1996.

196.24 MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. CALVERT, laid before the House a message from the President, which was read as follows: To the Congress of the United States:

Pursuant to the requirements of 42 U.S.C. 3536, I transmit herewith the 30th Annual Report of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which covers calendar year 1994.

WILLIAM J. CLINTON. THE WHITE HOUSE, July 29, 1996.

By unanimous consent, the message, together with the accompanying papers, was referred to the Committee on Banking and Financial Services.

196.29 PRIVATE BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

Under clause 1 of rule XXII, private bills and resolutions were introduced and severally referred as follows:

By Mr. BURTON of Indiana: H.R. 3913. A bill to authorize the Secretary of Transportation to issue a certificate of documentation with appropriate endorsement for employment in the coastwise trade for the vessel Western Atlantic; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R. 3914. A bill to authorize the Secretary of Transportation to issue a certificate of servation and development of water and related resources, to authorize the Secretary of the Army to construct various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors of the United States, and for other purposes, the Clerk be authorized to correct section 585 to change the reference from Evansville, Illinois, to make it Evanston, Illinois.

ish protections that ensure independent and democratic representation in the workplace.

True cooperative efforts must be based on must partnerships. A context of mutual trust and respect encourages the prospect or achieving workplace innovation, improved productivity, and enhanced efficiency and workplace performance. Any ambiguities in he situation should be resolved, but without weakening or eliminating the fundamental right of employees to collective bargaining.

WILLIAM J. CLINTON. THE WHITE HOUSE, July 30, 1996.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. MCINNIS, ordered that the veto message, together with the accompanying bill, be printed (H. Doc. 104–251) and spread upon the pages of the Journal of the House.

On motion of Mr. GUTKNECHT, by unanimous consent, further consideration of the veto message was postponed until Wednesday, July 31, 1996.

197.49 RECESS—10:01 P.M.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. McINNIS, pursuant to clause 12 of rule I, declared the House in recess at 10 o'clock and 1 minute p.m., subject to the call of the Chair.

197.55 REPORTS OF COMMITTEES ON

PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS Under clause 2 of rule XIII, reports of committees were delivered to the Clerk for printing and reference to the proper calendar, as follows:

Mr. BLILEY: Committee on Commerce. H.R. 3867. A bill to amend the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act to extend the act, and for other purposes (Rept. No. 104–719). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union.

Mr. MCINNIS: Committee on Rules. House Resolution 492. Resolution waiving a requirement of clause 4(b) of rule XI with respect to consideration of a certain resolution reported from the Committee on Rules (Rept. No. 104–720). Referred to the House Calendar.

Mrs. VUCANOVICH: Committee of Conference. Conference report on H.R. 3517. A bill making appropriations for military construction, family housing, and base realignment and closure for the Department of Defense for fiscal year ending September 30, 1997, and for other purposes (Rept. No. 104 721). Ordered to be printed.

Mr. GILMAN: Committee on International Relations. H.R. 3759. A bill to extend the authority of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and for other purposes; with an amendment (Rept. No. 104–722). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union.

Mr. GOODLING: Committee on Economic and Educational Opportunities. H.R. 123. A bill to amend title 4, United States Code, to declare English as the official language of the Government of the United States; with an amendment (Rept. No. 104–723). Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union.

Mr. SPENCE: Committee of Conference. Conference report on H.R. 3230. A bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 1997 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 1997, and for other purposes (Rept. No. 104–724). Ordered to be printed.

Mr. KASICH: Committee on Conference. Conference report on H.R. 3734. A bill to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 201(a)(1) of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 1997 (Rept. No. 104-725). Ordered to be printed.

Mr. SKEEN: Committee on Conference. Conference report on H.R. 3603. A bill making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1997, and for other purposes (Rept. No. 104-726). Ordered to be printed.

197.48 MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

VETO OF H.R. 743 The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. MCINNIS, laid before the House a message from the President, which was read as follows: To the House of Representatives:

I am returning herewith without my approval, H.R. 743, the "Teamwork for Employees and Managers Act of 1995.” This act would undermine crucial employee protections.

I strongly support workplace practices that promote cooperative labormanagement relations. In order for the United States to remain globally competitive into the next century, employees must recognize their stake in their employer's business, employers must value their employees' labor, and each must work in partnership with the other. Cooperative

Cooperative efforts, by promoting mutual trust and respect, can encourage innovation, improve productivity, and enhance the efficiency and performance of American workplaces.

Current law provides for a wide variety of cooperative workplace efforts. It permits employers to work with employees in quality circles to improve quality, efficiency, and productivity. Current law also allows employers to delegate significant managerial responsibilities to employee work teams, sponsor brainstorming sessions, and solicit employee suggestions and criticisms. Today, 30,000 workplaces across the country has employee involvement plans. According to one recent survey, 96 percent of large employers already have established such programs.

I strongly support further labor-management cooperation within the broad parameters allowed under current law. To the extent that recent National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decisions have created uncertinty as to the scope of permissible cooperation, the NLRB, in the exercise of its independent authority, should provide guidance to clarify the broad legal boundaries of the labor-management teamwork. The Congress rejected a more narrowly defined proposal designed to accomplish that objective.

Instead, this legislation, rather than promoting gueuine teamwork, would undermine the system of collective bargaining that has served this country so well for many decades. It would do this by allowing employers to establish company unions where no union currently exists and permitting company dominated unions where employees are in the process of determining whether to be represented by a union. Rather than encouraging true workplace cooperation, this bill would abol

197.50 AFTER RECESS—11:55 P.M.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. MCINNIS, called the House to order.

(97.51 SUBMISSION OF CONFERENCE

REPORT-H.R. 3230 Mr. KASICH submitted a conference report (Rept. No. 104-724) on the bill (H.R. 3230) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 1997 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 1997, and for other purposes; together with a statement thereon, for printing in the Record under the rule.

197.52 SUBMISSION OF CONFERENCE

REPORT-H.R. 3734 Mr. KASICH submitted a conference report (Rept. No. 104-725) on the bill (H.R. 3734) to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 201(a)(1) of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 1997; together with a statement thereon, for printing in the Record under the rule.

197.53 LEAVE OF ABSENCE

By unanimous consent, leave of absence was granted

To Mrs. LINCOLN, for today and balance of the week;

To Mr. ORTIZ, for today;
To Mrs. MINK, for today; and

To Mr. YOUNG of Florida, for today and balance of the week.

And then,

197.56 DISCHARGE OF COMMITTEE

Pursuant to clause 5 of rule X the Committee on Ways and Means discharged from further consideration. H.R. 3539 referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union. 197.57 PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

Under clause 5 of rule X and clause 4 of rule XXII, public bills and resolutions were introduced and severally referred as follows:

By Mr. GILMAN (for himself, Mr. AN

DREWS, and Mr. Fox): H.R. 3916. A bill to make available certain Voice of America and Radio Marti multilingual computer readable text and voice recordings; to the Committee on International Relations.

197.54 ADJOURNMENT

On motion of Mr. KASICH, at 11 o'clock and 58 minutes p.m., the House adjourned.

197.7 AGRICULTURE APPROPRIATIONS

On motion of Mr. SKEEN, by unanimous consent, the bill (H.R. 3603) making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1997, and for other purposes; together with the amendments of the Senate thereto, was taken from the Speaker's table.

When on motion of Mr. SKEEN, it was,

Resolved, That the House disagree to the amendments of the Senate and agree to the conference asked by the Senate on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses thereon.

Thereupon, the SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. JONES, by unanimous consent, appointed

appointed of Messrs. SKEEN, MYERS, WALSH, DICKEY, KINGSTON, RIGGS, NETHERCUTT, LIVINGSTON, DURBIN, Ms. KAPTUR, Messrs. THORNTON, FAZIO, and OBEY, as managers on the part of the House at said conference.

Ordered, That the Clerk notify the Senate thereof.

the rules were suspended and said bill was passed.

A motion to reconsider the vote whereby the rules were suspended and said bill was passed was, by unanimous consent, laid on the table.

Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate in said bill. 197.10 DEVELOPMENT DISABILITIES

ASSISTANCE On motion of Mr. FRISA, by unanimous consent, the Committee on Commerce was discharged from further consideration of the bill of the Senate (S. 1757) to amend the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act to extend the Act, and for other purposes.

When said bill was considered, read twice, ordered to be read a third time, was read a third time by title, and passed.

A motion to reconsider the vote whereby the bill was passed was, by unanimous consent, laid on the table.

Ordered, That the Clerk notify the Senate thereof.

U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

4449. A letter from the General Counsel, Department of Transportation, transmitting the Department's final rule-Establishment of Class E Airspace; Colstrip, Montana (Federal Aviation Administration) [Airspace Docket No. 95-ANM-22] received July 29, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

4450. A letter from the General Counsel, Department of Transportation, transmitting the Department's final rule-Advanced Simulation Plan Revisions (Federal Aviation Administration) Docket No. 28072; Amendment No. 121–258] (RIN: 2120-AF29) received July 29, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

4451. A letter from the General Counsel, Department of Transportation, transmitting the Department's final rule-Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Door Locks and Door Retention Components (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) [Docket No. 94-70, Notice 4] (RIN: 2127-AF35) received July

29, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

4452. A letter from the Director, Office of Regulations Management Department of Veterans Affairs, transmitting the Department's final rule-Schedule for Rating Disabilities; Infectious Diseases, Immune Disorders and Nutritional Deficiencies (Systemic Conditions) (RIN: 2900–AE95) received July 30, 1996, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

4453. A letter from the Chief, Regulations Unit, Internal Revenue Service, transmitting the Service's final rule-Weighted Average Interest Rate Update (Notice 96–38) received July 30,

pursuant

to

5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A); to the Committee on Ways and Means.

4454. A letter from the Clerk of the Court, United States Court of Federal Claims, transmitting an Advisory Opinion; Cable TV on Military Bases; Termination for Convenience (No. 96–133X), pursuant to Public Law 104-106 section 823 (110 Stat. 399); jointly, to the Committees on National Security, the Judiciary, Commerce, and Government Reform and Oversight.

4455. A letter from the Chairperson, National Council on Disability, transmitting progress made in implementing recommendations contained in its report of July 26, 1996, "Achieving Independence"; concurrent status and trends in the status of individuals with disabilities, pursuant to 29 U.S.C. 781(b)(1); jointly, to the Committees on Economic and Educational Opportunities, the Judiciary, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Commerce.

1996,

197.8 ENERGY POLICY AND

CONSERVATION Mr. SCHAEFER moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 3868) to extend certain programs under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act through September 30, 1996.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. JONES, recognized Mr. SCHAEFER and Mr. PALLONE, each for 20 minutes.

After debate,
The question being put, viva voce,

Will the House suspend the rules and pass said bill?

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. JONES, announced that two-thirds of the Members present had voted in the affirmative.

So, two-thirds of the Members present having voted in favor thereof, the rules were suspended and said bill was passed.

A motion to reconsider the vote whereby the rules were suspended and said bill was passed was, by unanimous consent, laid on the table.

Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate in said bill.

197.11 TRADE LAWS CORRECTIONS

Mr. CRANE moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 3815) to make technical corrections and miscellaneous amendments to trade laws; as amended.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. JONES, recognized Mr. CRANE and Mr. GIBBONS, each for 20 minutes.

After debate,
The question being put, viva voce,

Will the House suspend the rules and pass said bill, as amended?

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. JONES, announced that two-thirds of the Members present had voted in the affirmative.

So, two-thirds of the Members present having voted in favor thereof, the rules were suspended and said bill, as amended, was passed.

A motion to reconsider the vote whereby the rules were suspended and said bill, as amended, was passed was, by unanimous consent, laid on the table.

Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate in said bill. 197.12 ALASKA FISHING

Mr. CALVERT moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 1786) to regulate fishing in certain waters of Alaska; as amended.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. JONES, recognized Mr. CALVERT and Mr. JOHNSON of South Dakota, each for 20 minutes.

After debate,
The question being put, viva voce,

Will the House suspend the rules and pass said bill, as amended?

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. JONES, announced that two-thirds of the Members present had voted in the affirmative.

So, two-thirds of the Members present having voted in favor thereof, the rules were suspended and said bill, as amended, was passed.

197.6 COMMITTEES AND SUBCOMMITTEES

TO SIT On motion of Mr. SCHAEFER, by unanimous consent, the following committees and their subcommittees were granted permission to sit today during the 5-minute rule: the Committee on Banking and Financial Services, the Committee on Economic and Educational Opportunities, the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, the Committee on International Relations, the Committee on the Judiciary, the Committee on National Security, the Committee on Resources, the Committee on Science, and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

197.9 DEVELOPMENT DISABILITIES

ASSISTANCE Mr. FRISA moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 3867) to amend the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act to extend the Act, and for other purposes.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. JONES, recognized Mr. FRISA and Mr. WAXMAN, each for 20 minutes.

After debate,
The question being put, viva voce,

Will the House suspend the rules and pass said bill?

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. JONES, announced that two-thirds of the Members present had voted in the affirmative.

So, two-thirds of the Members present having voted in favor thereof,

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