H R 2160 in Congressional Session 105

Official Summary

 

Bill Number : H R 2160

 

Title : Making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1998, and for other purposes.

 

SUMMARY AS OF:
11/20/1997--Line item veto by President.    (There are 2 other summaries) (On June 25, 1998, the Supreme Court ruled that the Line Item Veto Act (Public Law 104-130) is unconstitutional, thus restoring provisions that had been cancelled as summarized below.) (On November 20, 1997, the President exercised his line item veto authority with respect to discretionary budget authority for: (1) Biocontrol and Insect Rearing Laboratory, Stoneville, Mississippi; (2) Poisonous Plant Laboratory, Logan, Utah; and (3) special research grants, projects "Dairy, Alaska," "Hydroponic Tomato Production, Ohio," and "Plant Genome Research, Ohio.") (Note: The high degree of specificity of the cancelled items precluded their inclusion in the original law's summary. As a result, the original law's summary and the summary of the law after the item veto are identical. For more information on the specific items vetoed, see the text of the conference report for H.R. 2160, H.Rept. 105-252, and Presidential Cancellation Numbers 97-77 through 97-81.) TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Title I:

Agricultural Programs

Title II:

Conservation Programs

Title III:

Rural Economic and Community Development Programs

Title IV:

Domestic Food Programs

Title V:

Foreign Assistance and Related Programs

Title VI:

Related Agencies and Food and Drug Administration

Title VII:

General Provisions Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1998 -

Title I:

Agricultural Programs - Appropriates funds for FY 1998 for the following Department of Agriculture programs and services: (1) Office of the Secretary of Agriculture; (2) executive operations (Chief Economist, National Appeals Division, Office of Budget and Program Analyst, and Office of the Chief Information Officer); (3) Office of the Chief Financial Officer; (4) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration; (5) Agriculture buildings and facilities and rental payments; (6) hazardous waste management; (7) departmental administration; (8) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations; (9) Office of Communications; (10) Office of the Inspector General; (11) Office of the General Counsel; (12) Office of the Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics; (13) Economic Research Service; (14) National Agricultural Statistics Service; (15) Agricultural Research Service; (16) Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service; (17) Native American Institutions Endowment Fund; (18) extension activities; (19) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs; (20) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service; (21) Agricultural Marketing Service; (22) Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration; (23) Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety; (24) Food Safety and Inspection Service; (25) Office of the Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services; (26) Farm Service Agency; (27) Risk Management Agency (including set-asides for approved insurance providers); (28) Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Fund; and (29) Commodity Credit Corporation Fund.

Title II:

Conservation Programs - Appropriates funds for the: (1) Office of the Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment; and (2) Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Title III:

Rural Economic and Community Development Programs - Appropriates funds for the: (1) Office of the Under Secretary for Rural Development; (2) Rural Housing Service; (3) Rural Business-Cooperative Service; and (4) Rural Utilities Service.

Title IV:

Domestic Food Programs - Appropriates funds for the following: (1) Office of the Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services; (2) child nutrition programs; (3) special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children (WIC) (4) food stamp program; and (5) commodity assistance program.

Title V:

Foreign Assistance and Related Programs - Appropriates funds for the Foreign Agricultural Service and General Sales Manager.

Title VI:

Related Agencies and Food and Drug Administration - Appropriates funds for the following: (1) Food and Drug Administration; (2) Farm Credit System Financial Assistance Corporation; (3) Commodity Futures Trading Commission; and (4) Farm Credit Administration.

Title VII:

General Provisions - Specifies certain uses and limits on or prohibitions against the use of funds appropriated by this Act.

(Sec. 728)

Amends the Federal Noxious Weed Act of 1974 to include kudzu.

(Sec. 729)

Makes the Martin Luther King area of Pawley's Island, South Carolina, eligible for certain rural housing loans and grants under the Housing Act of 1949.

(Sec. 730)

Prohibits funds made available to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under this Act from being used to close or relocate the FDA Division of Drug Analysis in St. Louis, Missouri.

(Sec. 731)

Amends the Agricultural Market Transition Act, effective October 1, 1998, with respect to cotton user marketing certificates.

(Sec. 732)

Requires the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to conduct an economic evaluation of the effects of the Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact and other factors on milk prices.

(Sec. 733)

Authorizes the Secretary to use specified disaster reserve grain sale funds for a livestock indemnity program.

(Sec. 734)

Prohibits appropriations under this Act to be paid to producers of wild rice grown on Agricultural Market Transition Act acreage unless such payments are reduced for each such planted acre.

(Sec. 735)

Amends the Housing Act of 1949 to extend through FY 1998 program authority or authorization of appropriations for: (1) targeted underserved areas; (2) insurance of housing and related facilities loans for elderly persons and families and other low-income persons and families; (3) nonprofit rural rental housing fund set-asides; and (4) loan guarantees for multifamily rural rental housing.

Votes

Title : Making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1998, and for other purposes.
Votes in the US Senate
Roll NumberVote DateQuestionDescriptionVote Result
2121997-09-03On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 1057motion to table harkin amdt no. 1057; To provide funding for activities of the Food and Drug Administration relating to the prevention of tobacco use by youth, with an offset.Rejected
Votes in the US House
Roll NumberVote DateQuestionDescriptionVote Result
1351997-05-15On Agreeing to the Amendment Neumann of Wisconsin AmendmentF
1321997-05-15On Agreeing to the Amendment Neumann of Wisconsin AmendmentF
1311997-05-15On Agreeing to the Amendment Obey of Wisconsin AmendmentA
2831997-07-17On Motion that the Committee Rise Agriculture Appropriations for F.Y. 1998F
2821997-07-17Table reconsider resolving into Committee Agriculture Appropriations for F.Y. 1998P
2811997-07-17On resolving into Committee Agriculture Appropriations for F.Y. 1998P
2761997-07-16On Agreeing to the Amendment Obey of Wisconsin AmendmentA
2701997-07-15On Agreeing to the Amendment Chabot of Ohio AmendmentF
3531997-09-03On Motion to Instruct Conferees Agriculture Appropriations for F.Y. 1998P
3361997-07-29On Agreeing to the Amendment Obey of Wisconsin AmendmentF
3221997-07-24On Motion to Table the Motion to Reconsider Agriculture Appropriations for F.Y. 1998P
3211997-07-24On Passage Agriculture Appropriations for F.Y. 1998P
3201997-07-24On Motion to Table the Motion to Reconsider Agriculture Appropriations for F.Y. 1998P
3191997-07-24On Motion to Recommit Agriculture Appropriations for F.Y. 1998F
3181997-07-24On Motion to Table the Motion to Reconsider Agriculture Appropriations for F.Y. 1998P
3171997-07-24On ordering the previous question on motion to recommit Agriculture Appropriations for F.Y. 1998P
3161997-07-24On Agreeing to the Amendment Chabot of Ohio amendmentF
3141997-07-24On Agreeing to the Amendment Neumann of Wisconsin AmendmentF
3131997-07-24On Motion that the Committee Rise Agriculture Appropriations for F.Y. 1998F
3121997-07-24On Agreeing to the Amendment Miller of Florida AmendmentF
3111997-07-24On Agreeing to the Amendment Cox of California AmendmentA
3101997-07-24On Agreeing to the Amendment Lowey of New York AmendmentF
3091997-07-24On Agreeing to the Amendment Meehan of Massachusetts amendmentF
3081997-07-24On Agreeing to the Amendment Obey of Wisconsin amendmentF
4911997-10-06On Agreeing to the Conference Report Agriculture Appropriations for F.Y. 1998P

Sponsors

 
Congressional Sponsors of H R 2160
 
Bill Number : H R 2160

Title : Making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1998, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep Skeen, Joe [NM-2] (introduced 7/14/1997)      

COSPONSOR(S): ****NONE****

Other Info

Bill Number : H R 2160

Title : Making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1998, and for other purposes.

 

 
ALL ACTIONS:
(Floor Actions/Congressional Record Page References)
 
2/6/1997:Referred to the House Committee on Appropriations.
 
2/6/1997:Referred to the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies.
 
2/12/1997:First Day of Subcommittee Hearings.
 
3/20/1997:Final Day of Subcommittee Hearings.
 
6/25/1997:First Day of Subcommittee Mark-Up.
 
6/25/1997:Final Day of Subcommittee Mark-Up.
 
6/25/1997:Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee.
 
7/9/1997:Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
 
7/9/1997:Ordered to be Reported.
 
7/14/1997 4:07pm:The House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept. 105-178, by Mr. Skeen.
 
7/14/1997 4:08pm:Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 110.
 
7/16/1997 8:00pm:Considered as privileged matter. (consideration: CR H5372-5382)
 
7/16/1997 8:00pm:Mr. Skeen moved to resolve into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
 
7/16/1997 8:00pm:Pending the foregoing motion, Mr. Skeen asked unanimous consent that the time for general debate on the bill be limited to not to exceed one hour, equally divided between Mr. Skeen and Ms. Kaptur. Agreed to without objection.
 
7/16/1997 8:00pm:On motion to resolve into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union Agreed to by voice vote.
 
7/16/1997 8:00pm:The Speaker designated the Honorable John Linder to act as Chairman of the Committee.
 
7/16/1997 8:00pm:GENERAL DEBATE - Pursuant to the previous unanimous consent agreement, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate.
 
7/16/1997 9:10pm:Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2160 as unfinished business.
 
7/17/1997 1:10pm:Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5441-5448)
 
7/17/1997 1:10pm:Mr. Skeen moved to resolve into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
 
7/17/1997 1:30pm:On motion to resolve into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 259 - 165 (Roll no. 281).
 
7/17/1997 1:30pm:Mr. Frank (MA) moved to reconsider the vote on the motion to resolve.
 
7/17/1997 1:31pm:Mr. Kingston moved to table the motion to reconsider the vote to resolve into the Committee of the Whole
 
7/17/1997 1:50pm:Motion to reconsider the vote tabled.
 
7/17/1997 1:50pm:On motion to table the motion to reconsider the vote Agreed to by recorded vote: 238 - 188 (Roll no. 282).
 
7/17/1997 1:50pm:The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
 
7/17/1997 2:02pm:Ms. Slaughter moved that the Committee rise.
 
7/17/1997 2:20pm:On motion that the Committee rise Failed by recorded vote: 191 - 233 (Roll no. 283).
 
7/17/1997 2:27pm:Ms. Kaptur moved that the Committee rise.
 
7/17/1997 2:53pm:On motion that the Committee rise Failed by recorded vote: 189 - 232 (Roll no. 284).
 
7/17/1997 2:59pm:Ms. DeLauro moved that the Committee rise.
 
7/17/1997 3:22pm:On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by recorded vote: 344 - 73 (Roll no. 285).
 
7/17/1997 3:23pm:Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2160 as unfinished business.
 
7/22/1997 10:00pm:Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5551-5562)
 
7/22/1997 10:01pm:Mr. Skeen moved to resolve into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
 
7/22/1997 10:01pm:On motion to resolve into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union Agreed to by voice vote.
 
7/22/1997 11:31pm:Mr. Skeen moved that the Committee rise.
 
7/22/1997 11:31pm:On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
 
7/22/1997 11:31pm:Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2160 as unfinished business.
 
7/23/1997 12:14am:Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 193 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of HR2160 to H.R. 2160. No further amendment shall be in order except those amendments printed in the Congressional Record prior to July 22, 1997. Each amendment shall be debatable for 10 minutes, except for the following amendments which shall be debatable for 30 minutes: The pending Obey amendment, amendment Nos. 17, 3, and 21.
 
7/23/1997 7:35pm:Rule H. Res. 193 passed House.
 
7/24/1997 10:57am:Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5672-5732)
 
7/24/1997 10:57am:The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
 
7/24/1997 10:58am:UNFINISHED BUSINESS - When the Committee of the Whole rose on Tuesday, the Obey of Wisconsin amendment was pending. The Obey amendment seeks to increase funding for the WIC program in FY 1998 by $24 million. In order to offset the increase, the amendment reduces funding for crop insurance sales commissions by $36 million to $153 million.
 
7/24/1997 10:59am:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 193 the Committee of the Whole proceeded with thirty minutes of debate on the Obey amendment.
 
7/24/1997 12:00pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 193, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Meehan amendment.
 
7/24/1997 12:13pm:At the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the Meehan amendment and announce that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Meehan demanded a recorded vote. Further proceedings were postponed.
 
7/24/1997 12:17pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 193, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Clayton amendment.
 
7/24/1997 12:22pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 193, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sanders amendment.
 
7/24/1997 12:55pm:Mr. Burr raised a point of order against the content of the measure. Mr. Burr stated that the language of the bill on page 56, lines 18-24, relating to certain fees collected by the FDA, constituted legislation on an Appropriation bill and was, therefore, in violation of the rules of the House. The Chair sustained the point of order.
 
7/24/1997 12:57pm:Mr. Kennedy (MA) raised a point of order against the content of the measure. Mr. Kennedy stated that the provisions contained in sec. 727 of the bill, relating to the designation of the City of Galt, CA as a non-rural area, constituted legislation on an Appropriations bill and was, therefore, in violation of the rules of the House. The Chair sustained the point of order.
 
7/24/1997 12:57pm:Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 193, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nethercutt amendment.
 
7/24/1997 1:03pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 193, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Wynn amendment.
 
7/24/1997 1:07pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 193, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cox amendment.
 
7/24/1997 1:16pm:At the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the Cox amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was agreed to. Ms. Kaptur demanded a recorded vote. Further proceedings were postponed.
 
7/24/1997 1:16pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 193, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Lowey amendment.
 
7/24/1997 1:59pm:The Chair announced that, after disposition of the Lowey amendment, the order of business would be disposition of the Cox amendment, on which further proceedings had been postponed.
 
7/24/1997 2:31pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 193, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Miller amendment.
 
7/24/1997 3:40pm:Ms. Slaughter moved that the committee rise.
 
7/24/1997 4:00pm:On motion that the committee rise Failed by recorded vote: 158 - 265 (Roll no. 313).
 
7/24/1997 4:00pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 193, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Neumann amendment.
 
7/24/1997 5:08pm:Mr. Obey moved to strike the enacting clause.
 
7/24/1997 5:08pm:DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the motion to strike the enacting clause.
 
7/24/1997 5:31pm:On motion to strike the enacting clause Failed by recorded vote: 125 - 300 (Roll no. 315).
 
7/24/1997 5:32pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 193, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Chabot amendment.
 
7/24/1997 5:45pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Chabot amendment the Chair put the question on the amendment and a recorded vote was demanded. Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 193, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until later in the legislative day.
 
7/24/1997 5:47pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 193, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Smith of Michigan amendment.
 
7/24/1997 6:00pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 193, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pombo amendment.
 
7/24/1997 6:13pm:CONTINUATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that proceedings would resume on amendments pending after completion of debate. The only unfinished amendment is the Chabot amendment.
 
7/24/1997 6:35pm:The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2160.
 
7/24/1997 6:36pm:The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
 
7/24/1997 6:37pm:The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
 
7/24/1997 6:40pm:Mr. Schumer moved to recommit to Appropriations.
 
7/24/1997 6:56pm:The previous question on the motion to recommit was Agreed to by recorded vote: (Roll No. 317).
 
7/24/1997 6:56pm:Ms. Eshoo moved to reconsider the vote.
 
7/24/1997 6:57pm:Mr. Hastings (WA) moved to table the motion to reconsider the vote.
 
7/24/1997 7:13pm:On motion to table the motion to reconsider the vote Agreed to by recorded vote: (Roll No. 318).
 
7/24/1997 7:23pm:On motion to recommit Failed by recorded vote: 56 - 363, 2 Present (Roll no. 319). (consideration: CR H5729)
 
7/24/1997 7:23pm:Mr. Obey moved to reconsider the vote.
 
7/24/1997 7:24pm:Mr. Hastings (WA) moved to table the motion to reconsider the vote.
 
7/24/1997 7:42pm:On motion to table the motion to reconsider the vote Agreed to by recorded vote: (Roll No. 320).
 
7/24/1997 7:52pm:On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 392 - 32 (Roll no. 321).
 
7/24/1997 7:52pm:Mr. Obey moved to reconsider the vote.
 
7/24/1997 7:53pm:Mr. Hastings (WA) moved to table the motion to reconsider
 
7/24/1997 8:09pm:On motion to table the motion to reconsider Agreed to by recorded vote: 284 - 132 (Roll no. 322).
 
7/25/1997:Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 129.
 
9/2/1997:Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S8651-8655)
 
9/2/1997:Amendment SP 1057 proposed by Senator Harkin.
 
9/3/1997:Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S8677-8682)
 
9/3/1997:Motion to table SP 1057 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 28-70. Record Vote No: 212.
 
9/3/1997:Amendment SP 1057 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
 
9/3/1997:Senate struck all after the Enacting Clause and substituted the language of S. 1033 amended.
 
9/3/1997:Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
 
9/3/1997:Senate insists on its amendment asks for a conference, appoints conferees Cochran; Specter; Bond; Gorton; McConnell; Burns; Stevens; Bumpers; Harkin; Kohl; Byrd; Leahy; Inouye. (consideration: CR S8682)
 
9/3/1997:Message on Senate action sent to the House.
 
9/3/1997 5:32pm:Mr. Skeen asked unanimous consent that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference.
 
9/3/1997 5:32pm:On motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference Agreed to without objection. (consideration: CR H6758)
 
9/3/1997 5:33pm:Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
 
9/3/1997 5:33pm:Ms. Kaptur moved that the House instruct conferees.
 
9/3/1997 5:33pm:DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the motion to instruct conferees on the part of the House to recede to the Senate position regarding funding levels for the program to prevent the use of tobacco products by minors.
 
9/3/1997 5:51pm:The previous question was ordered without objection.
 
9/3/1997 6:14pm:On motion that the House instruct conferees Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 299 - 125 (Roll no. 353). (consideration: CR H6760)
 
9/3/1997 6:14pm:The Speaker appointed conferees: Skeen, Walsh, Dickey, Kingston, Nethercutt, Bonilla, Latham, Livingston, Kaptur, Fazio, Serrano, DeLauro, and Obey.
 
9/17/1997 3:46pm:Mr. Skeen asked unanimous consent that managers on the part of the House have until midnight on Sept. 17 to file a conference report on H.R. 2160. Agreed to without objection.
 
9/17/1997:Conferees agreed to file conference report.
 
9/17/1997 10:16pm:Conference report H. Rept. 105-252 filed. Filed late, pursuant to previous special order. (text of conference report: CR H7509-7526)
 
9/18/1997 6:27pm:Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 232 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of the conference report to H.R. 2160. All points of order against the conference report and against its consideration are waived. The House shall be considered to have adopted the House Concurrent Resolution described in section 3 of the resolution.
 
10/6/1997 5:33pm:Rule H. Res. 232 passed House.
 
10/6/1997 5:36pm:Mr. Skeen brought up conference report H. Rept. 105-252 for consideration under the provisions of H.R. 232.
 
10/6/1997 5:36pm:DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate.
 
10/6/1997 5:44pm:The previous question was ordered without objection.
 
10/6/1997 6:06pm:Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
 
10/6/1997 6:06pm:On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 399 - 18 (Roll no. 491). (consideration: CR H8385-8394)
 
10/6/1997:Conference papers: message on House action held at the desk in Senate.
 
10/29/1997:Conference report considered in Senate. By Unanimous Consent.
 
10/29/1997:Senate agreed to conference report by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S11335-11339)
 
10/29/1997:Cleared for White House.
 
10/31/1997:Message on Senate action sent to the House. 1
 
1/6/1997:Presented to President. 1
 
1/18/1997:Signed by President. 1
 
1/18/1997:Became Public Law No: 105-86.
 
1/27/1998 2:45pm:The Chair laid before the House the veto message from the President.
 
1/27/1998 2:45pm:For actions pursuant to the line item Veto Act (P.L. 104-130), see House Document 105-179.
 
1/27/1998 2:45pm:The communication was referred to the Committees on Appropriations and the Budget.