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striking out "December 31, 1995" and inserting in lieu thereof "December 31, 1997".

(e) MORTGAGES FOR ENERGY EFFICIENT IMPROVEMENTS.-Section 3710(d)(7) of such title is amended by striking out "December 31, 1995" and inserting in lieu thereof "December 31, 1997".

(f) ENHANCED LOAN ASSET SALE AUTHORITY.-Section 3720(h)(2) of such title is amended by striking out "December 31, 1995" and inserting in lieu thereof "December 31, 1996".

(g) AUTHORITY OF LENDERS OF AUTOMATICALLY GUARANTEED LOANS TO REVIEW APPRAISALS.-Section 3731(f)(3) of such title is amended by striking out "December 31, 1995" and inserting in lieu thereof "December 31, 1997".

(h) AGREEMENTS FOR HOUSING ASSISTANCE FOR HOMELESS VETERANS.-Section 3735(c) of such title is amended by striking out "December 31, 1995" and inserting in lieu thereof "December 31, 1997".

(i) USE OF DATA ON COMPENSATION FOR CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHETISTS.— Effective March 31, 1995, section 7451(d)(3)(C)(iii) of such title is amended by striking out "April 1, 1995" and inserting in lieu thereof "December 31, 1997".

(j) HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. Section 7618 of such title is amended by striking out "December 31, 1995" and inserting in lieu thereof "December 31, 1997".

(k) ENHANCED-USE LEASES OF REAL PROPERTY.-Section 8169 of such title is amended by striking out "December 31, 1995" and inserting in lieu thereof "December 31, 1997".

(1) AUTHORITY FOR COMMUNITY-BASED RESIDENTIAL CARE FOR HOMELESS CHRONICALLY MENTALLY ILL VETERANS AND OTHER VETERANS.-Section 115(d) of the Veterans' Benefits and Services Act of 1988 (38 U.S.C. 1712 note) is amended by striking out "September 30, 1995" and inserting in lieu thereof “December 31, 1997".

(m) DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM OF COMPENSATED WORK THERAPY.-Section 7(a) of Public Law 102-54 (38 U.S.C. 1718 note) is amended by striking out "fiscal years 1991 through 1995" and inserting in lieu thereof "the period beginning on October 1, 1991, and ending on December 31, 1997,".

(n) AUTHORITY TO MAKE GRANTS FOR ASSISTANCE IN FURNISHING SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE TO HOMELESS VETERANS.-(1) Section 3(a) of the Homeless Veterans Comprehensive Service Programs Act of 1992 (Public Law 102-590; 106 Stat. 5136; 38 U.S.C. 7721 note) is amended by striking out "fiscal years 1993, 1994, and 1995," and inserting in lieu thereof "fiscal years 1993 through 1997,".

(2) Section 12 of such Act (106 Stat. 5142) is amended by striking out "each of the fiscal years 1993, 1994, and 1995" and inserting in lieu thereof "each of fiscal years 1993 through 1997".

(0) HOMELESS VETERANS' REINTEGRATION PROJECTS.-(1) Section 738(e)(1) of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11448(e)(1)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

"(D) $10,000,000 for fiscal year 1996". "(E) $10,000,000 for fiscal year 1997.".

(2) Section 741 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 11450) is amended by striking out "October 1, 1995" and inserting in lieu thereof "October 1, 1997".

(p) EFFECTIVE DATE.-Except as provided in subsections (a)(1) and (i), the amendments made by this section shall take effect on October 1, 1995.

(q) RATIFICATION OF ACTIONS.-The following actions are hereby ratified:

(1) The furnishing by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs of care and services by virtue of section 1710(a)(1)(G) of title 38, United States Code, during the period beginning on July 1, 1995, and ending on the date of the enactment of this Act.

(2) The furnishing by the Secretary of services in noninstitutional settings by virtue of section 1720C of such title during the period beginning on October 1, 1995, and ending on the date of the enactment of this Act.

(3) The use by any director of a Department of Veterans Affairs health-care facility of data on rates of compensation paid to certified nurse anesthetists in a labor market area under section 7451(d)(3)(C) of such title during the period beginning on April 1, 1995, and ending on the date of the enactment of this Act.

(4) The furnishing by the Secretary of care for homeless chronically mentally ill and other veterans by virtue of section 115 of the Veterans' Benefits and Services Act of 1988 (38 U.S.C. 1712 note) during the period beginning on October 1, 1995, and ending on the date of the enactment of this Act.

(5) The furnishing by the Secretary of work therapy and therapeutic transitional housing by virtue of section 7 of Public Law 102-54 (38 U.S.C. 1718 note) during the period beginning on October 1, 1995, and ending on the date of the enactment of this Act.

(6) Grants made by the Secretary of furnish services to veterans under section 3 of the Homeless Veterans Comprehensive Services Programs Act of 1992 (38 U.S.C. 7721 note) during the period beginning on October 1, 1995, and ending on the date of the enactment of this Act.

On motion of Mr. STUMP, said Senate amendments were agreed to with the following amendments:

In lieu of the matter proposed to be inserted by the Senate amendment to the text of the bill, insert the following:

TITLE I-EXTENSIONS OF AUTHORITY SEC. 101. EXTENSION OF AUTHORITIES UNDER TITLE 38, UNITED STATES CODE. (a) AUTHORITY ΤΟ PROVIDE PRIORITY HEALTH CARE FOR CERTAIN VETERANS EXPOSED TO TOXIC SUBSTANCES.-(1) Section 1710(e)(3) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by striking out "after June 30, 1995," and all that follows through "December 31, 1995" and inserting in lieu thereof "after December 31, 1996".

(2) Section 1712(a)(1)(D) of such title is amended by striking out "December 31, 1995," and inserting in lieu thereof "December 31, 1996,".

(b) DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE.-Section 1720A(e) of such title is amended by striking out "December 31, 1995" and inserting in lieu thereof "December 31, 1997".

(c) PILOT PROGRAM FOR NONINSTITUTIONAL ALTERNATIVES TO NURSING HOME CARE.-Section 1720C(a) of such title is amended by striking out "September 30, 1995," and inserting in lieu thereof "December 31, 1997,". (d) NEGOTIATED INTEREST RATES.-Section 3703(c)(4) of such title is amended by striking out subparagraph (D).

(e) MORTGAGES FOR ENERGY EFFICIENT IMPROVEMENTS.-Section 3710(d) of such title is amended by striking out paragraph (7).

(f) ENHANCED LOAN ASSET SALE AUTHORITY.-Section 3720(h)(2) of such title is amended by striking out "December 31, 1995" and inserting in lieu thereof "December 31, 1996".

(g) AUTHORITY OF LENDERS OF AUTOMATICALLY GUARANTEED LOANS TO REVIEW APPRAISALS.-Section 3731(f) of such title is amended by striking out paragraph (3).

(h) AGREEMENTS FOR HOUSING ASSISTANCE FOR HOMELESS VETERANS.-Section 3735(c) of such title is amended by striking out "December 31, 1995" and inserting in lieu thereof "December 31, 1997".

(i) USE OF DATA ON COMPENSATION FOR CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHETISTS.Section 7451(d)(3)(C)(iii) of such title is

amended by striking out "April 1, 1995" and inserting in lieu thereof "January 1, 1998".

(j) HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. Section 7618 of such title is amended by striking out "December 31, 1995" and inserting in lieu thereof "December 31, 1997".

(k) ENHANCED-USE LEASES OF REAL PROPERTY.-Section 8169 of such title is amended by striking out "December 31, 1995" and inserting in lieu thereof "December 31, 1997". SEC. 102. EXTENSION OF AUTHORITIES UNDER OTHER PROVISIONS OF LAW.

(a) AUTHORITY FOR COMMUNITY-BASED RESIDENTIAL CARE FOR HOMELESS CHRONICALLY MENTALLY ILL VETERANS AND OTHER VETERANS.-Section 115(d) of the Veterans' Benefits and Services Act of 1988 (38 U.S.C. 1712 note) is amended by striking out "September 30, 1995" and inserting in lieu thereof "December 31, 1997”.

(b) DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM OF COMPENSATED WORK THERAPY.-Section 7(a) of Public Law 102-54 (38 U.S.C. 1718 note) is amended by striking out "fiscal years 1991 through 1995" and inserting in lieu thereof "the period beginning on October 1, 1991, and ending on December 31, 1977".

(c) SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE TO HOMELESS VETERANS.-The Homeless Veterans Comprehensive Service Programs Act of 1992 (Public Law 102-590; 38 U.S.C. 7721 note) is amended

(1) in section 2, by striking out "September 30, 1995," and inserting in lieu thereof "September 30, 1997,";

(2) in section 3(a)—

(A) by inserting "(1)" before "Subject to"; (B) by striking out "fiscal years 1993, 1994, and 1995,"; and

(C) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

"(2) The authority of the Secretary to make grants under this section expires on September 30, 1997."; and

(3) in section 12, by striking out "each of the fiscal years 1993, 1994, and 1995" and inserting in lieu thereof "each of fiscal years 1993 through 1997".

(d) HOMELESS VETERANS' REINTEGRATION PROJECTS.-(1) Section 738(e)(1) of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11448(e)(1)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

"(D) $10,000,000 for fiscal year 1996.".

(2) Section 741 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 11450) is amended by striking out "October 1, 1995" and inserting in lieu thereof "December 31, 1997''. SEC. 103.

RATIFICATION OF ACTIONS TAKEN
DURING PERIOD OF EXPIRED AU-
THORITY.

Any action taken by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs before the date of the enactment of this Act under a provision of law amended by this title was taken during the period beginning on the date on which the authority of the Secretary under that provision of law expired and ending on the date of the enactment of this Act shall be considered to have the same force and effect as if the amendment to that provision of law made by this title had been in effect at the time of that action.

TITLE II-OTHER PROVISIONS SEC. 201. CODIFICATION OF HOUSING REPORTING REQUIREMENTS AND CHANGES IN THEIR FREQUENCY.

(a) CODIFICATION OF HOUSING RELATED REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.-(1) Chapter 37 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding after section 3735 the following new section:

"§3736. Reporting requirements

"The annual report required by section 529 of this title shall include a discussion of the activities under this chapter. Beginning with the report submitted at the close of fiscal

year 1996, and every second year thereafter, this discussion shall include information regarding the following:

"(1) Loans made to veterans whose only qualifying service was in the Selected Re

serve.

"(2) Interest rates and discount points. which were negotiated between the lender and the veteran pursuant to section 3703(c)(4)(A)(i) of this title.

"(3) The determination of reasonable value by lenders pursuant to section 3731(f) of this title.

"(4) Loans that include funds for energy efficiency improvements pursuant to section 3710(a)(10) of this title.

"(5) Direct loans to Native American veterans made pursuant to subchapter V of this chapter.".

(2) The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 3735 the following new item:

"3736. Reporting requirements.".

(b) REPEAL OF SUPERSEDED REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.-The Veterans Home Loan Program Amendments of 1992 (Public Law 102547; 106 Stat. 3633) is amended by striking out sections 2(c), 3(b), 8(d), 9(c), and 10(b). SEC. 202. OTHER REPORT REQUIREMENTS.

(a) REPORT ON CONSOLIDATION OF CERTAIN PROGRAMS.-The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall submit to Congress, not later than March 1, 1997, a report on the advantages and disadvantages of consolidating into one program the following three programs:

(1) The alcohol and drug abuse contract care program under section 1720A of title 38, United States Code.

(2) The program to provide communitybased residential care to homeless chronically mentally ill veterans under section 115 of the Veterans' Benefits and Services Act of 1988 (38 U.S.C. 1712 note).

(3) The demonstration program under section 7 of Public Law 102-54 (38 U.S.C. 1718 note).

(b) HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. (1) The Secretary shall submit to Congress, not later than March 31, 1997, a report setting forth the results of a study evaluating the operation of the health professional scholarship program under subchapter II of chapter 76 of title 38, United States Code. The study shall evaluate the efficacy of the program with respect to recruitment and retention of health care personnel for the Department of Veterans Affairs and shall compare the costs and benefits of the program with the costs and benefits of alternative methods of ensuring adequate recruitment and retention of such personnel.

(2) The Secretary shall carry out the study under this paragraph through a private contractor. The report under paragraph (1) shall include the report of the contractor and the comments, if any, of the Secretary on that report.

(c) ENHANCED USE LEASES.-The Secretary shall submit to Congress, not later than March 31, 1997, a report evaluating the operation of the program under subchapter V of chapter 81 of title 38, United States Code. SEC. 203. CONTRACTS FOR UTILITIES, AUDIE L. MURPHY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.

(a) AUTHORITY TO CONTRACT.-Subject to subsection (b), the Secretary of Veterans Affairs may enter into contracts for the provision of utilities (including steam and chilled water) to the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Each such contract may—

(1) be for a period not to exceed 35 years; (2) provide for the construction and operation of a production facility on or near property under the jurisdiction of the Secretary;

(3) require capital contributions by the parties involved for the construction of such

a facility, such contribution to be in the form of cash, equipment, or other in-kind contribution; and

(4) provide for a predetermined formula to compute the cost of providing such utilities to the parties for the duration of the contract.

(b) FUNDS.-A contract may be entered into under subsection (a) only to the extent as provided for in advance in appropriations Acts.

(c) ADDITIONAL TERMS.-The Secretary may include in a contract under subsection (a) such additional provisions as the Secretary considers necessary to secure the provision of utilities and to protect the interests of the United States.

In lieu of the Senate amendment to the title of the bill, amend the title so as to read: "An Act to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out certain programs and activities, to require certain reports from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.".

A motion to reconsider the vote whereby said Senate amendments were agreed to with amendments was, by unanimous consent, laid on the table.

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

17.19 MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT— DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. HEFLEY, laid before the House a message from the President, which was read as follows:

To the Congress of the United States:

In accordance with section 308 of Public Law 97-449 (49 U.S.C. 308(a)), I transmit herewith the Annual Report of the Department of Transportation, which covers fiscal year 1994.

WILLIAM J. CLINTON. THE WHITE HOUSE, January 25, 1996. By unanimous consent, the message, together with the accompanying papers, was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

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On motion of Mr. FALEOMAVAEGA, pursuant to the special order heretofore agreed to, at 9 o'clock and 2 minutes, p.m., the House adjourned until 12 o'clock noon on Friday, January 26, 1996.

17.22 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. GIBBONS (for himself, Mr.
RANGEL, Mr. STARK, Mr. JACOBS, Mr.
FORD, Mr. MATSUI, Mrs. KENNELLY,
Mr. COYNE, Mr. LEVIN, Mr. CARDIN,
Mr. MCDERMOTT, Mr. KLECZKA, Mr.
LEWIS of Georgia, Mr. PAYNE of Vir-
ginia, Mr. NEAL of Massachusetts,
and Mr. MCNULTY):

H.R. 2879. A bill to provide that individuals performing services for the peacekeeping effort in the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina shall be entitled to tax benefits in the same manner as if such services were performed in a combat zone; to the Committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. LIVINGSTON:

H.R. 2880. A bill making appropriations for fiscal year 1996 to make a downpayment toward a balanced budget, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Appropriations.

By Mr. BARRETT of Nebraska:

H.R. 2881. A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to permit States to impose fees to finance programs for providing air service to small communities; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

By Mr. BLUTE:

H.R. 2882. A bill to require that the pay and benefits of the President, the Vice President, Members of Congress, and certain high level Government employees be treated in the same manner as the pay and benefits of Government employees who are affected by a Government shutdown; to the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, and in addition to the Committee on House Oversight, 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. By Mr. BRYANT of Texas:

H.R. 2883. A bill to amend title XIX to the Social Security Act to eliminate the requirement for States to seek recovery of medical assistance properly paid and to restrict the use of liens and such recovery in any MediGrant Program and any other future medical assistance programs, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Commerce. By Mr. DORNAN:

H.R. 2884. A bill to provide that the income tax instructions shall include an explanation of any law under which the Federal budget is projected to be in balance in 7 years; to the Committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. GALLEGLY:

H.R. 2885. A bill to amend section 214 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1980 to limit the use of federally assisted housing by aliens; to the Committee on Banking and Financial Services.

By Mr. JOHNSON of South Dakota: H.R. 2886. A bill to amend the Impact Aid Program to provide for a holdharmless with respect to amounts for payments relating to the Federal acquisition of real property, to permit certain local educational agencies to apply for increased payments for fiscal year 1994 under the Impact Aid Program, and to amend the Impact Aid Program to make a technical correction with respect to maximum payments for certain heavily impacted local educational agencies; to the Committee on Economic and Educational Opportunities. H.R. 2887. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt from the highway vehicle excise tax certain equipment specially designed for off-highway seasonal harvesting of agricultural commodities; to the Committee on Ways and Means.

By Mrs. MALONEY (for herself, Mrs. COLLINS of Illinois, and Mr. BARRETT of Wisconsin): H.R. 2888. A bill to ensure the economy, efficiency, and management of Government operations and activities relating to travel arranged by the Executive Office of the President, by abolishing the White House Travel Office and requiring procurement of travel-related services by the Executive Office of the President from private-sector sources; to the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight.

By Mrs. MYRICK:

H.R. 2889. A bill to eliminate the duties on 2-Amino-3 chlorobenzoic acid, methyl ester; to the Committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. PAXON:

H.R. 2890. A bill relating to the tariff treatment of certain footware; to the Committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. PETERSON of Minnesota: H.R. 2891. A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide a presumption of service connection for certain specified diseases and disabilities in the case of veterans who were exposed during military service to carbon tetrachloride; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

By Mr. ROHRABACHER (for himself,
Mr. ROYCE, and Mr. SMITH of New
Jersey):

H.R. 2892. A bill to impose sanctions on Burma, and for other purposes; to the Committee on International Relations, and in addition to the Committees on Banking and Financial Services, the Judiciary, Commerce, and Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.

By Mrs. ROUKEMA:

H.R. 2893. A bill to provide increased access to health care benefits, to provide increased portability of health care benefits, to provide increased security of health care benefits, to increase the purchasing power of individuals and small employers, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, and Economic and Educational Opportunities, 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.

By Mr. SALMON (for himself, Mr. DORNAN, Mr. SOUDER, Mr. DAVIS, Mr. BAKER of Louisiana, Mr. GREENWOOD, Mrs. CHENOWETH, and Mr. STEARNS): H.R. 2894. A bill for the relief of the seven individuals who were terminated from employment with the White House Travel Office on May 19, 1993; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

By Mr. SHAW:

H.R. 2895. A bill to amend the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States with respect to fireworks; to the Committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. SMITH of Michigan (for himself and Mr. SHAYS):

H.R. 2896. A bill to limit the issuance of public debt obligations after December 31, 2001; to the Committee on Ways and Means. By Mr. SMITH of Michigan:

H.R. 2897. A bill to increase the public debt limit, to protect the Social Security trust funds and other Federal trust funds and accounts invested in public debt obligations, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, 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. By Mr. TATE:

H.R. 2898. A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide that aliens removed from the United States as illegal entrants or immigration violators shall permanently be inadmissible; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

NOVI

By Mrs. VUCANOVICH (for herself and
Mr. ENSIGN):

H.R. 2899. A bill to establish within the Department of Energy a National Test and Demonstration Center of Excellence at the Nevada Test Site, and for other purposes; to the Committee on National Security, and in addition to the Committees on Science, and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall with

in the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

By Mr. WHITE (for himself, Mr. SCHAE-
FER, Mr. BROWN of Ohio, and Mr.
RICHARDSON):

H.R. 2900. A bill to establish nationally uniform requirements regarding the titling and registration of salvage, nonrepairable, and rebuilt vehicles; to the Committee on Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and Ways and Means, 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.

By Mr. BARTLETT of Maryland (for himself, Mr. TRAFICANT, Mr. FUNDERBURK, Mr. BURTON of Indiana, Mr. CRANE, Mr. HERGER, Mr. DUNCAN, Mr. COBLE, Mr. PACKARD, Mr. TAYLOR of North Carolina, Mr. HOSTETTLER, Mrs. SEASTRAND, Mr. WAMP, Mr. STEARNS, and Mr. STOCKMAN): H. Con. Res. 134. Concurrent resolution condemning the court-martial of Specialist Michael New of the U.S. Army in response to his refusal to wear on his military uniform the insignia of the United Nations and calling on the President to vindicate this courageous young man, override his conviction, and restore him to a place of honor in the Army; to the Committee on National Security..

By Mr. PORTER (for himself, Mr. HIN-
CHEY, Mr. LIPINSKI, Mr. FRANK of
Massachusetts, Mr. PAYNE of New
Jersey, Mr. LANTOS, Mr. ENGEL, Mr.
DEFAZIO, Mr. HOUGHTON, Mr. REED,
and Mr. HASTINGS of Florida):

H. Con. Res. 135. Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives concerning the political and human rights situation in the Republic of Kenya; to the Committee on International Relations.

By Mr. SMITH of New Jersey (for himself and Mr. HOYER):

H. Con. Res. 136. Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress concerning resolution of the conflict between the Government of Turkey and Kurdish militants; to the Committee on International Relations.

By Mr. ARMEY:

H. Res. 343. Resolution electing Representative James A. Hayes of Louisiana to the Committee on Ways and Means; considered and agreed to.

By Mr. FAZIO of California:

H. Res. 344. Resolution electing Representative Michael McNulty of New York to the Committee on Ways and Means; considered and agreed to.

By Mr. BEREUTER (for himself, Mr.
BERMAN, Mr. GILMAN, Mr. ROHR-
ABACHER, Mr. BURTON of Indiana, and
Mr. SANFORD):

H. Res. 345. Resolution expressing concern about the deterioration of human rights in Cambodia; to the Committee on International Relations.

By Mr. GOSS:

H. Res. 346. Resolution amending the Rules of the House of Representatives respecting the procedures of the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct; to the Committee on Rules.

By Mr. PORTER (for himself, Mr.
SMITH of New Jersey, Ms. PELOSI, Mr.
ENGEL, Mr. GILMAN, Mr. WOLF, and
Mr. BERMAN):

H. Res. 347. Resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives concerning the human rights situation in China and Tibet and encouraging the United States to sponsor and press for the enactment of a resolution condemning the human rights situation in China and Tibet at the annual meeting of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights; to the Committee on International Relations.

By Mr. SMITH of Texas (for himself, Mr. ARMEY, Mr. DELAY, Mr. Boehner, Mr. Cox, MS. MOLINARI, Mr. LIVINGSTON, Mr. KASICH, Mr. ARCHER, Mr. BLILEY, Mr. STUMP, Mr. CUNNINGHAM, Mr. SAM JOHNSON, Mr. WELDON of Florida, Mr. SOUDER, Mr. MCINTOSH, Mr. PETRI, Mrs. ROUKEMA, Mr. BALLENGER, Mr. HOEKSTRA, Mr. HUTCHINSON, Mr. KNOLLENBERG, Mr. GRAHAM, Mr. FUNDERBURK, Mr. NORWOOD, Mr. CONDIT, Mr. HEFLEY, Mr. TAYLOR of North Carolina, Mr. COBURN, Mr. ZIMMER, Mr. BEREUTER, Mr. BARTLETT of Maryland, Mr. TRAFICANT, Mr. CHABOT, Mr. STOCKMAN, Mr. BARTON of Texas, Mrs. MYRICK, Mr. CANADY, Mr. COOLEY, Mr. SCARBOROUGH, Mr. TAUZIN, Mr. MICA, Mr. CHRISTENSEN, Mr. HOSTETTLER, Mr. LAUGHLIN, Mr. BONILLA, Mr. COMBEST, Mr. COBLE, Mr. ROHRABACHER, Mr. DUNCAN, Mr. PETERSON of Florida, Mr. SALMON, Mr. FIELDS of Texas, Mr. BRYANT of Tennessee, Mr. THORNBERRY, Mr. DORNAN, Mr. BONO, Mr. DOOLITTLE, Mr. BURTON of Indiana, Mr. BILIRAKIS, Mr. SENSENBRENNER, Mr. Goss, Mrs. VUCANOVICH, Mr. ISTOOK, Mr. LARGENT, Mr. HASTERT, Mr. ROYCE, Mr. KIM, Mr. MILLER of Florida, Mr. EMERSON, Mr. LINDER, Mr. STEARNS, Mr. JONES, Mr. SMITH of New Jersey, Mr. BAKER of Louisiana, and Mr. BAKER of California):

H. Res. 348. Resolution expressing the disapproval of the House of Representatives of the standards proposed by the National Center for History in the Schools for the teaching of U.S. history and world history; to the Committee on Economic and Educational Opportunities.

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H.R. 248: Mr. STEARNS.

H.R. 249: Mr. JOHNSTON of Florida.
H.R. 264: Mr. Fox.

H.R. 322: Mr. BARCIA of Michigan.
H.R. 359: Mr. MOAKLEY.
H.R. 580: Mr. BROWDER.
H.R. 883: MS. WOOLSEY.
H.R. 963: Mr. VENTO.
H.R. 995: Mr. NORWOOD.

H.R. 1023: Mr. SCARBOROUGH and Mr. STUРАК.

H.R. 1027: Mr. GUTIERREZ.

H.R. 1406: Mr. SHAW and Mrs. SMITH of Washington.

H.R. 1484: Mr. TORRICELLI.

H.R. 1575: Mr. Fox and Mr. KOLBE.
H.R. 1591: Mr. FROST.

H.R. 1625: Mr. PAXON and Mrs. SEASTRAND. H.R. 1661: Mr. LAFALCE and Mr. MCDERMOTT.

H.R. 1684: Mr. GORDON, Mr. EDWARDS, Mr. TOWNS, Mr. HAYES, Mr. COBLE, Mr. GILMAN, and Mr. WALSH.

H.R. 1750: Mrs. KENNELLY.

H.R. 1757: Mrs. MINK of Hawaii, Mr. OLVER, and Mr. MANTON.

H.R. 1780: Mr. DORNAN.

H.R. 1794: Mr. BUYER and Ms. MCKINNEY. H.R. 1876: Ms. BROWN of Florida.

H.R. 1893: Mr. HOEKSTRA.

H.R. 2011: Mr. WARD and Mr. CLEMENT.

H.R. 2039: Mr. LAFALCE.

H.R. 2133: Mr. FALEOMAVAEGA.

H.R. 2178: Mr. GUTIERREZ and Mr. BARRETT of Wisconsin.

H.R. 2192: Mr. GUTIERREZ, Mr. EVANS, Mr. LIPINSKI, and Mr. DURBIN.

H.R. 2199: Mr. ZIMMER.

H.R. 2214: Mr. PICKETT.

H.R. 2228: Mr. CAMP.

H.R. 2247: Mr. CLEMENT, Mr. JOHNSTON of Florida, Mr. KILDEE, and Mr. KLUG.

H.R. 2320: Mr. EMERSON, Mr. PACKARD, Mr. SAXTON, Mr. ROYCE, and Mr. STUMP.

H.R. 2374: Mr. BLUTE.

H.R. 2463: Mr. LAFALCE.

H.R. 2468: Mrs. MEYERS of Kansas.

H.R. 2480: Mr. RUSH.

H.R. 2566: Mr. TORKILDSEN.

H.R. 2578: Mr. MORAN, Mr. KANJORSKI, and Mr. MOORHEAD.

H.R. 2579: Mr. LUCAS, Mr. LANTOS, Mr. PETERSON of Minnesota, Mr. BILIRAKIS, Mr. FATTAH, and Mr. FRANKS of Connecticut.

H.R. 2602: Mr. Goss, Mr. MILLER of Florida, and Mr. JOHNSTON of Florida.

H.R. 2604: Mr. WAXMAN and Ms. LOFGREN. H.R. 2640: Mr. BATEMAN, Mr. BISHOP, Mr. EVANS, Mr. PORTER, Mr. ROSE, and Mr. THOMPSON.

H.R. 2650: Mrs. MEYERS of Kansas.

H.R. 2651: Mr. FRAZER, Mr. BAKER of Louisiana, Mr. THOMPSON, and Mr. SHUSTER.

H.R. 2682: Mr. SCHUMER, Mr. LAFALCE, and Mr. NADLER.

H.R. 2690: Mr. FRAZER. H.R. 2691: Mr. OWENS.

H.R. 2697: Mr. BEREUTER and Mr. JACKSON. H.R. 2700: Mr. CHAPMAN and Mr. ARMEY. H.R. 2701: Mr. SHAYS, Mr. GRAHAM, Mr. KING, Mr. CLYBURN, Mr. PAYNE of Virginia, Mr. ROSE, and Mrs. VUCANOVICH.

H.R. 2716: Ms. ROYBAL-ALLARD.

H.R. 2728: Mr. McINNIS, Mr. SKAGGS, and Mr. SCHAEFER.

H.R. 2745: Mrs. KENNELLY, Ms. LOFGREN, Mr. FRANKS of New Jersey, Mr. ACKERMAN, Mr. DIXON, Mr. FORD, Mr. COSTELLO, Mr. HALL of Ohio, Mr. COLEMAN, Mr. WARD, and Mr. LAFALCE.

H.R. 2755: Mr. JOHNSTON of Florida.

H.R. 2777: Mr. GUTIERREZ, Mr. MCDERMOTT, Mr. STARK, Mr. COBURN, Mr. ACKERMAN, Mr. YATES, Mr. JOHNSTON of Florida, Mr. DELLUMS, and Mr. LIPINSKI.

H.R. 2778: Mr. RIGGS, Mr. GANSKE, Mr. ACKERMAN, Mr. JONES, Mr. HORN, Mr. WELLER, Mr. Fox, Mr. BAESLER, Mr. NORWOOD, Mr. MCCOLLUM, Mr. FUNDERBURK, Mr. FALEOMAVAEGA, Mr. BOEHLERT, Mr. MONTGOMERY, Mr. CONDIT, Mr. MCNULTY, Mr. СНАВОТ, Mr. CLEMENT, Mr. BURR, Mr. HAYWORTH, Mr. BUNN of Oregon, Mr. NETHERCUTT, Mr. WELDON of Florida, Ms. DELAURO, Mr. HASTINGS of Florida, Mr. STUPAK, and Mr. MARTINI.

H.R. 2795: Mr. DEUTSCH, Mr. HASTINGS of Florida, Mr. DIAZ-BALART, Mrs. FOWLER, and Mr. JOHNSTON of Florida.

H.R. 2807: Mr. BAKER of Louisiana and Mr. INGLIS of South Carolina.

H.R. 2823: Mr. GOODLATTE, Mrs. KELLY, and Ms. MOLINARI.

H.R. 2827: MS. WOOLSEY, Mr. BEILENSON, Mr. BARRETT of Wisconsin, Mr. UNDERWOOD, Ms. ESHOO, and Ms. MOLINARI.

H.R. 2828: Mr. COBURN and Mrs. KELLY. H.R. 2837: Mr. RUSH, Mr. JOHNSTON of Florida, Mr. TORRES, and Ms. MCKINNEY.

H.R. 2854: Mr. TIAHRT, Mr. EVERETT, Mr. LEWIS of Kentucky, Mr. SMITH of Michigan, and Mr. CHRYSLER.

H.R. 2862: Mr. MOAKLEY, Mr. PETERSON of Florida, Ms. SLAUGHTER, Mr. KENNEDY of Massachusetts, Mr. BENTSEN, MS. VELAZQUEZ, Mr. ENGEL, Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts, Mr. WARD, Mr. SAWYER, MS. NORTON, Mr. DURBIN, Mr. FATTAH, Mr. ABERCROMBIE, Mr. LAFALCE, Mr. HINCHEY, Mr. FROST, Mr.

WYNN, Mr. DEUTSCH, Ms. DELAURO, Mr. OWENS, Mr. FALEOMAVAEGA, Mr. DICKS, Mr. JOHNSTON of Florida, Mr. FAZIO of California, Mr. WATT of North Carolina, Mr. KLINK, Mr. CLEMENT, and Mr. THOMPSON.

H.R. 2867: Mr. MANZULLO, Mr. CUNNINGHAM, MS. DANNER, Mr. CLEMENT, Mr. STUPAK, Mr. BARR, and Mr. GALLEGLY.

H.J. Res. 117: Mr. OWENS.

H. Con. Res. 23: Mr. ZIMMER and Ms. VELAZQUEZ.

H. Con. Res. 95: Mr. THOMPSON, Mr. KIM, Mrs. MEEK of Florida, Mr. ZIMMER, Mr. BURTON of Indiana, Ms. SLAUGHTER, Mr. LEACH, and Mr. MARTINI.

H. Con. Res. 132: Mrs. SMITH of Washington, Mr. DICKS, Mr. MCDERMOTT, Mr. NETHERCUTT, Mr. HASTINGS of Washington, Mr. METCALF, and Mr. TATE. H. Res. 333: Mr. SAWYER.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 1996 (8)

18.1 DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO

TEMPORE

The House was called to order by the SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. BARRETT of Nebraska, who laid before the House the following communication:

WASHINGTON, DC, January 26, 1996.

I hereby designate the Honorable BILL BARRETT to act as Speaker pro tempore on this day.

NEWT GINGRICH, Speaker of the House of Representatives. 18.2 APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. BARRETT of Nebraska, announced he had examined and approved the Journal of the proceedings of Thursday, January 25, 1996.

Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal was approved.

18.3 COMMUNICATIONS

Executive and other communications, pursuant to clause 2, rule XXIV, were referred as follows:

1981. A letter from the Director, Defense Security Assistance Agency, transmitting notification concerning the Department of the Navy's proposed Letter(s) of Offer and Acceptance [LOA] to Thailand for defense articles and services (Transmittal No. 96-19), pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 2776(b); to the Committee on International Relations.

1982. A letter from the Director, Defense Security Assistance Agency, transmitting the Department of the Navy's proposed lease of defense articles to Canada (Transmittal No. 10-96), pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 2796a(a); to the Committee on International Relations.

1983. A letter from the Director, Defense Security Assistance Agency, transmitting the Department of the Army's proposed lease of defense articles to Oman (Transmittal No. 11-96), pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 2796a(a); to the Committee on International Relations.

1984. A letter from the Director, Defense Security Assistance Agency, transmitting the price and availability report for the quarter ending December 31, 1995, pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 2768; to the Committee on International Relations.

18.4 DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO

TEMPORE TO SIGN ENROLLMENTS

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. BARRETT, laid before the House a communication, which was read as fol

lows:

WASHINGTON, DC,

January 25, 1996.

I hereby designate the Honorable PORTER J. Goss to act as Speaker pro tempore to sign enrolled bills and joint resolutions through Tuesday, January 30, 1996.

NEWT GINGRICH,

Speaker of the House of Representatives. By unanimous consent, the designation was accepted.

18.5 ADJOURNMENT OVER

On motion of Mr. COBLE, by unanimous consent,

Ordered, That when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 30, 1996. 18.6 CALENDAR WEDNESDAY BUSINESS DISPENSED WITH

On motion of Mr. COBLE, by unanimous consent,

Ordered, That business in order for consideration on Wednesday, January 31, 1996, under clause 7, rule XXIV, the Calendar Wednesday rule, be dispensed with.

18.7 ORDER OF BUSINESS-RECESS

On motion of Mr. COBLE, by unanimous consent,

Ordered, That at any time on Thursday, February 1, 1996, the Speaker may declare a recess, subject to the call of the Chair, for the purpose of receiving in joint meeting His Excellency Jacques Chirac, President of France. 18.8 RECESS-12.51 P.M.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. BARRETT of Nebraska, pursuant to clause 12 of rule I, declared the House in recess at 12 o'clock and 51 minutes p.m., subject to the call of the Chair. 18.9 AFTER RECESS 6:54 P.M.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. GOSS, called the House to order. 18.10

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

A message from the Senate by Mr. Lundregan, one of its clerks, announced that the Senate had passed without amendment a bill of the House of the following title:

H.R. 2880. An Act making appropriations for fiscal year 1996 to make a downpayment toward a balanced budget, and for other purposes.

18.11 ENROLLED BILL SIGNED

Mr. THOMAS, from the Committee on House Oversight, reported that that committee had examined and found truly enrolled a bill of the House of the following title, which was thereupon signed by the Speaker:

H.R. 2880. An Act making appropriations for fiscal year 1996 to make a downpayment toward a balanced budget, and for other purposes.

18.12 SENATE ENROLLED BILL SIGNED

The SPEAKER announced his signature to an enrolled bill of the Senate of the following title:

S. 1341. An Act to provide for the transfer of certain lands to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and the city of Scottsdale, Arizona, and for other purposes.

And then,

18.13 ADJOURNMENT

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. GOSS, bu unanimous consent and pursuant to the special order heretofore agreed to, at 6 o'clock and 55 minutes p.m., the House adjourned until 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 30, 1996. 18.14 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. GOSS:

H.R. 2902. A bill to suspend tariff reductions on winter tomatoes imported from Mexico until the President certifies to the Congress that existing mechanisms are sufficient to protect the domestic industry from import surges from Mexico; to the Committee on Ways and Means.

By Mr. KASICH (by request): H.R. 2903. A bill to provide for deficit reduction and achieve a balanced budget by. fiscal year 2002; to the Committee on the Budget, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Commerce, Banking and Financial Services, the Judiciary, Agriculture, Economic and Educational Opportunities, Government Reform and Oversight, House Oversight, National Security, Veterans' Affairs, Resources, International Relations, and 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.

By Mr. TRAFICANT:

H.R. 2904. A bill to amend the Public Buildings Act of 1959 to ensure that any lease entered into by a Federal agency for office, meeting, storage, and other space necessary to carry out the functions of the Federal agency shall be subject to the leasing requirements of the Public Buildings Act of 1959; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

18.15 ADDITIONAL SPONSORS

Under clause 4 of rule XXII, sponsors were added to public bills and resolutions as follows:

H.R. 500: Mr. BILIRAKIS.

H.R. 835: Mr. FAZIO of California.
H.R. 972: Mr. OBERSTAR.

H.R. 1023: Mr. CASTLE and Mr. CONYERS.
H.R. 1364: Mr. HASTERT.

H.R. 1802: Mr. PICKETT.

H.R. 1834: Mr. BREWSTER.

H.R. 2036: Mrs. LINCOLN.

H.R. 2500: Mr. TRAFICANT and Mr. PICKETT. H.R. 2619: Mr. KLECZKA.

H.R. 2856: Mr. STUDDS, MS. WOOLSEY, Mrs. LOWEY, and Mr. STARK.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 1996 (9) The House was called to order by the SPEAKER at 12:30 p.m.

19.1 MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

A message from the Senate by Mr. Lundregan, one of its clerks, announced that the Senate had passed without amendment bills of the House of the following titles:

H.R. 2111. An Act to designate the Federal building located at 1221 Nevin Avenue in Richmond, California, as the "Frank Hagel Federal Building".

H.R. 2726. An Act to make certain technical corrections in laws relating to Native Americans, and for other purposes.

The message also announced that the Senate agrees to the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the text of the bill (H.R. 2029) "An Act to amend the Farm Credit Act of 1971 to provide regulatory relief, and for other purposes.".

The message also announced that the Senate had passed bills of the following titles, in which the concurrence of the House is requested:

S. 1543. An Act to clarify the treatment of Nebraska impact aid payments.

S. 1544. An Act to authorize the conveyance of the William Langer Jewel Bearing Plant to the Job Development Authority of the City of Rolla, North Dakota.

S. 1463. An Act to amend the Trade Act of 1974 to clarify the definitions of domestic industry and like articles in certain investigations involving perishable agricultural products, and for other purposes.

19.2

"MORNING HOUR" DEBATES

The SPEAKER, pursuant to the order of the House of Friday, May 12, 1995, recognized Members for "morning hour" debates.

19.3 RECESS 1:05 P.M.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. YOUNG of Florida, pursuant to clause 12 of rule I, declared the House in recess at 1 o'clock and 5 minutes p.m., until 2 o'clock p.m.

19.4 AFTER RECESS-2:00 P.M.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. YOUNG of Florida, called the House to order.

19.5 APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. YOUNG of Florida, announced he had examined and approved the Journal of the proceedings of Friday, January 26, 1996.

Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal was approved.

19.6 COMMUNICATIONS

Executive and other communications, pursuant to clause 2, rule XXIV, were referred as follows:

1985. A letter from the Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs, Department of State, transmitting a listing of gifts by the U.S. Government to foreign individuals during fiscal year 1995, pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 2694(2); to the Committee on International Relations.

1986. A letter from the Assistant Legal Adviser for Treaty Affairs, Department of State, transmitting copies of international agreements, other than treaties, entered into by the United States, pursuant to 1 U.S.C. 112b(a); to the Committee on International Relations.

1987. A letter from the Auditor, District of Columbia, transmitting a copy of a report entitled, "Evaluation of the D.C. Lottery Board's Wagering Cancellation Methodology," pursuant to D.C. Code, section 47117(d); to the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight.

19.7 NOTICE REQUIREMENT—

CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION—
QUESTION OF PRIVILEGES

Mrs. MINK, pursuant to clause 2(a)(1) of rule IX, announced her intention to call up the following resolution, as a question of the privileges of the House:

Whereas virtually every nation in the world has adhered to a moratorium on nuclear tests since September 1992;

Whereas, on June 13, on June 13, 1995, President Jacques Chirac of France ended his nation's adherence to the moratorium by ordering a series of nuclear tests in the South Pacific;

Whereas France has acted conducted six nuclear tests on the Pacific atolls of Moruroa and Fangataufa in French Polynesia;

Whereas France has acknowledged that radioactive materials from some of the tests have leaked into the ocean;

Whereas, as a result of the tests, the people of the Pacific are extremely concerned about the health and safety of those who live near the test sites, as well as the adverse environmental effects of the tests on the region;

Whereas, in conducting the tests, France has callously ignored world-wide protests and global concern;

Whereas the United States is one of 167 nations that have objected to the tests;

Whereas the tests are inconsistent with the "Principles and Objectives for Disarmament", as adopted by the 1995 Review and Extension Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons;

Whereas, in proceeding with the tests, France has acted contrary to the commitment of the international community to the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and the moratorium on nuclear testing;

Whereas the President of France, Jacques Chirac, is scheduled to appear before a joint meeting of the Congress on February 1, 1996; and

Whereas, in light of the tests, the appearance of the President of France before the Congress violates the dignity and integrity of the proceedings of the House: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That, by reason of the recent nuclear tests conducted by France in the South Pacific, the Speaker of the House shall take such action as may be necessary to withdraw the invitation to the President of France, Jacques Chirac, to address a joint meeting of the Congress, as scheduled to occur on February 1, 1996.

SEC. 2. On and after the date on which this resolution is agreed to, the Speaker of the House may not agree to the appearance before a joint meeting of the Congress by any head of state or head of government whose nation conducts nuclear tests.

The SPEAKER pro tempore, Mr. YOUNG of Florida, responded to the foregoing notice, and said:

"Under rule IX, a resolution offered from the floor by a Member other than the majority leader or the minority leader as a question of the privileges of the House has immediate precedence only at a time or place designated by the Speaker in the legislative schedule within two legislative days of its being properly noticed. The Chair will announce the Chair's designation at a later time. The Chair's determination as to whether the resolution constitutes a question of privilege will be made at the time designated by the Chair for consideration of the resolution.".

19.8 COMMUNICATION FROM THE CLERKMESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT The SPEAKER pro

tempore, Mr. YOUNG of Florida, laid before the House a communication, which was read as follows:

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