H R 2264 in Congressional Session 105

Official Summary

 

Bill Number : H R 2264

 

Title : Making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1998, and for other purposes.

 

SUMMARY AS OF:
11/7/1997--Conference report filed in House.    (There are 2 other summaries) TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Title I:

Department of Labor

Title II:

Department of Health and Human Services

Title III:

Department of Education

Title IV:

Related Agencies

Title V:

General Provisions

Title VI:

Other Provisions

Title VII:

National Health Museum Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1998 - Makes appropriations for FY 1998 for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and related agencies.

Title I:

Department of Labor - Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 1998 - Makes appropriations for the Department of Labor for: (1) training and employment services; (2) community service employment for older Americans; (3) Federal unemployment benefits and allowances; (4) State unemployment insurance and employment service operations; (5) advances to the Unemployment Trust Fund and other trust funds; (6) employment and training program administration; (7) the Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration for salaries and expenses and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation; (8) the Employment Standards Administration; (9) certain special benefits; (10) the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund; (11) the Occupational Safety and Health Administration; (12) the Mine Safety and Health Administration; (13) the Bureau of Labor Statistics; (14) departmental management; and (15) the Office of Inspector General. Sets forth authorized uses of, and limitations on, funds appropriated under this title.

Title II:

Department of Health and Human Services - Department of Health and Human Services Appropriations Act, 1998 - Makes appropriations for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for: (1) the Health Resources and Services Administration; (2) Federal interest subsidies for medical facilities; (3) health education assistance loans; (4) the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Trust Fund; (5) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; (6) the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including amounts for the John E. Fogarty International Center, the National Library of Medicine, the Office of the Director, and buildings and facilities; (7) the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; (8) retirement pay and medical benefits for Public Health Service commissioned officers; (9) the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research; (10) the Health Care Financing Administration for grants to States for Medicaid, payments to health care trust funds, program management, and the Health Maintenance Organization Loan and Loan Guarantee Fund; (11) the Administration for Children and Families for family support payments to States; (12) low income home energy assistance; (13) refugee and entrant assistance; (14) the child care and development block grant; (15) the social services block grant; (16) children and families services programs; (17) family preservation and support; (18) payments to States for foster care and adoption assistance; (19) the Administration on Aging; (20) the Office of the Secretary for general departmental management; (21) the Office of Inspector General; (22) the Office for Civil Rights; and (23) policy research. Rescinds FY 1998 funds for a sample study of child welfare. Sets forth authorized uses of, and limitations on, funds appropriated under this title.

(Sec. 211)

Authorizes the Secretary of HHS to provide for the relocation of the Gillis W. Long Hansen's Disease Center in Carville, Louisiana. Sets forth administrative provisions with respect to relocation of patients and separation of employees.

(Sec. 212)

Prohibits funds appropriated in this Act from being made available under title X (population research and voluntary family planning) of the Public Health Service Act unless the applicant for the award certifies to the Secretary that it encourages family participation in the decision of minors to seek family planning services and provides counseling to minors on resisting attempts to coerce minors into engaging in sexual activities.

(Sec. 213)

Requires the Secretary of HHS to contract with the Institute of Medicine to conduct a study of policies and process used by NIH to determine funding allocations for biomedical research. Directs the Institute to report study results and recommendations to specified congressional committees.

Title III:

Department of Education - Department of Education Appropriations Act, 1998 - Makes appropriations for the Department of Education for: (1) education reform; (2) education for the disadvantaged; (3) impact aid; (4) school improvement activities; (5) a child literacy initiative; (6) Indian education; (7) bilingual and immigrant education; (8) special education; (9) rehabilitation services and disability research; (10) special institutions for persons with disabilities; (11) vocational and adult education; (12) student financial assistance; (13) the Federal family education loan program account; (14) higher education; (15) Howard University; (16) the college housing and academic facilities loans program; (17) the historically black college and university capital financing program account; (18) education research, statistics, and improvement; (19) the Institute of Museum and Library Services; (20) departmental management; (21) the Office for Civil Rights; and (22) the Office of the Inspector General. Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize appropriations for additional assistance to local educational agencies affected by specified Federal activities, including the closing of military bases on which children to whom such agencies are responsible for providing education reside. Sets forth authorized uses of, and limitations on, funds appropriated under this title.

(Sec. 301)

Prohibits funds appropriated in this Act from being used to: (1) transport teachers or students in order to overcome racial imbalance in any school or to carry out a racial desegregation plan; or (2) prevent the implementation of programs of voluntary prayer and meditation in public schools.

(Sec. 305)

Bars the use of funds provided to the Department of Education or to an applicable program in any Act in FY 1998 to field or pilot test, implement, administer, or distribute national tests. Makes such prohibition inapplicable to the International Math and Science Study or the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

(Sec. 306)

Directs the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to conduct a feasibility study to determine if an equivalency scale can be developed that would allow test scores from commercially available standardized tests and State assessments to be compared with each other and the NAEP. Requires a report to the White House and specified congressional committees.

(Sec. 307)

Vests exclusive authority over all policies, direction, and guidelines for developing voluntary national tests pursuant to a specified August 1997 contract entered into between the Department of Education and the American Institutes for Research in the National Assessment Governing Board. Requires the Board to review the contract and modify it, or negotiate a new contract, as necessary. Directs the Board to determine: (1) the extent to which test items selected for use are free from racial, cultural, or gender bias; (2) whether the test development process and test items adequately assess reading and mathematics comprehension in the form most likely to yield accurate information regarding student achievement in such areas; (3) whether such process and items take into account the needs of disadvantaged, limited English proficient, and disabled students; and (4) whether such process takes into account how parents, guardians, and students will be appropriately informed about testing content, purpose, and uses.

(Sec. 308)

Directs NAS to submit a report to specified congressional committees that evaluates test items in the contract for: (1) technical quality for fourth grade reading and eighth grade mathematics; (2) validity, reliability, and adequacy and evaluates the validity of any design which links test results to student performance; (3) the degree to which they provide valid and useful information to the public; (4) racial, cultural, and gender bias; (5) whether they address the needs of disadvantaged, limited English proficient, and disabled students; and (6) use in tracking, graduation, or promotion of students.

(Sec. 309)

Requires NAS to report to specified entities recommendations to ensure that tests used to assess performance: (1) are not used in a discriminatory manner or inappropriately for student promotion, tracking, or graduation; and (2) adequately assess student reading and mathematics comprehension in the form most likely to yield accurate information regarding student achievement in such areas.

(Sec. 310)

Bars the Federal Government from requiring: (1) State or local educational agencies or schools to administer any pilot or field test in any subject or grade; or (2) any student to take any national test in any subject or grade.

(Sec. 311)

Prohibits Federal, State, or local educational agencies from requiring private or parochial school students or home-schooled individuals to take any test pursuant to the contract without parental or guardian consent.

Title IV:

Related Agencies - Makes appropriations for the: (1) Armed Forces Retirement Home; (2) Corporation for National and Community Service; (3) Corporation for Public Broadcasting; (4) Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service; (5) Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission; (6) National Commission on Libraries and Information Science; (7) National Council on Disability; (8) National Education Goals Panel; (9) National Labor Relations Board; (10) National Mediation Board; (11) Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission; (12) Medicare Payment Advisory Commission; (13) Railroad Retirement Board for the dual benefits payments account, Federal payments to the railroad retirement accounts, administration, and the Office of Inspector General; (14) Social Security Administration for payments to the social security trust funds, special benefits for disabled coal miners, the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program, administrative expenses, and the Office of Inspector General; and (15) U.S. Institute of Peace.

Title V:

General Provisions - Sets forth authorized uses of, and limitations on, funds appropriated under this Act.

(Sec. 505)

Prohibits the use of funds appropriated under this Act to carry out programs of distributing sterile needles for the hypodermic injection of illegal drugs unless, after March 31, 1998, the Secretary of HHS determines that such programs are effective in preventing the spread of HIV and do not encourage the use of illegal drugs and such programs are operated in accordance with criteria established by the Secretary.

(Sec. 507)

Sets forth Buy American provisions.

(Sec. 509)

Prohibits funds appropriated under this Act from being expended for abortions or for health benefits coverage that includes coverage of abortion except in cases where the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest or where a woman suffers from a physical condition that would, as certified by a physician, place her in danger of death unless an abortion is performed.

(Sec. 513)

Prohibits the use of funds made available in this Act for: (1) the creation of a human embryo for research purposes; or (2) research in which a human embryo is destroyed or knowingly subjected to risk of injury or death greater than that allowed for research on fetuses in utero under Federal regulations and the Public Health Service Act.

(Sec. 514)

Prohibits the use of funds made available in this Act for activities to promote the legalization of a controlled substance unless there is significant medical evidence of a therapeutic advantage to the use of such substance or that federally-sponsored trials are being conducted to determine such advantage.

(Sec. 516)

Amends the Social Security Act to increase fees required from States for Federal administration of State supplementary payments under the SSI program. Provides for the deposit of a portion of such fees into a special fund and authorizes appropriations from the fund for administrative expenses of the SSI program.

(Sec. 517)

Amends the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1997 to extend certain voluntary separation incentive payments to Federal employees who separate before December 31, 1997 (currently, September 30, 1997).

(Sec. 518)

Bars the use of funds made available in this Act to pay the expenses of an election officer appointed by a court to oversee an election of any officer or trustee for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

(Sec. 519)

Repeals a provision of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 that requires increased excise taxes on tobacco to be credited against total payments made by parties pursuant to Federal legislation implementing the tobacco industry settlement agreement of June 20, 1997.

Title VI:

Other Provisions - Morris K. Udall Parkinson's Research Act of 1997 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Director of NIH to establish a program for research and training with respect to Parkinson's disease. Authorizes the Director to award up to ten Core Center Grants to encourage the development of innovative multidisciplinary research and provide training concerning Parkinson's. Designates each center funded under such grants as a Morris K. Udall Center for Research on Parkinson's Disease. Limits support for centers to a five-year period but authorizes funding extensions based on recommendations by peer review groups. Authorizes the Director to establish a grant program to support investigators who have proven records of excellence and innovation in Parkinson's research and who demonstrate potential for future breakthroughs in the understanding of the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of Parkinson's. Limits such grants to five-year periods. Authorizes appropriations.

(Sec. 604)

Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to extend the authorization of appropriations for refugee assistance through FY 1999.

(Sec. 606)

Provides that certain payments made by the Secretary of Defense to persons captured and interned by North Vietnam shall not be considered income for purposes of determining eligibility for, or the amount of benefits under, titles XVI or XIX (SSI) or Medicaid) of the Social Security Act.

(Sec. 609)

Emergency Student Loan Consolidation Act of 1997 - Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) to allow until October 1, 1998, the consolidation, under the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP), of all of a student's loans under both the FFELP and the Direct Loan Program. Prohibits an eligible lender from discriminating against any borrower seeking a consolidation loan: (1) based on the number or type of eligible student loans the borrower seeks to consolidate; (2) based on the type or category of institution of higher education that the borrower attended; (3) based on the interest rate to be charged with respect to the consolidation loan; or (4) with respect to the types of repayment schedules offered to such borrower. Sets forth required interest rates for such consolidation loans. Makes such consolidation loans available notwithstanding any pending application by a student for a direct consolidation loan, upon the student's withdrawal of such application. Revises HEA need analysis requirements to exclude from the calculation of available family income, and so reduce the family contribution for dependent or independent students by, the amount of the Hope Tax Credit taken by the student, the student's parents, or the student's spouse (thus providing that students will not receive reduced financial aid as a result of qualifying for and receiving the new Hope Tax Credits under the Internal Revenue Code). Reduces the amount of certain funds available for administrative expenses under HEA student assistance provisions.

Title VII:

National Health Museum - National Health Museum Development Act - Requires the facility known as the National Health Museum to be located in the District of Columbia on land owned by the Federal Government or the District of Columbia.

(Sec. 704)

Establishes the National Health Museum Commission.

(Sec. 707)

Authorizes appropriations.

Votes

Title : Making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1998, and for other purposes.
Votes in the US Senate
Roll NumberVote DateQuestionDescriptionVote Result
2981997-11-08On the Conference Reportconference report on h.r.2264; Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 1998Agreed to
Votes in the US House
Roll NumberVote DateQuestionDescriptionVote Result
3981997-09-16On Agreeing to the Amendment Goodling of Pennsylvania AmendmentA
3911997-09-11On Agreeing to the Amendment Hastert of Illinois AmendmentA
3901997-09-11On Agreeing to the Amendment Crane of Illinois AmendmentF
3861997-09-10On Agreeing to the Amendment Bob Schaffer of Colorado amendmentF
3851997-09-10On Agreeing to the Amendment Hayworth of Arizona AmendmentF
3791997-09-09On Agreeing to the Amendment Istook of Oklahoma amendment as amendedA
3781997-09-09On Agreeing to the Amendment Castle (DE) Substitute to Istook (OK) AmendmentA
3731997-09-09On Agreeing to the Amendment Souder of Indiana amendmentF
3701997-09-08On Agreeing to the Amendment Norwood of Georgia amendmentF
3691997-09-08On Agreeing to the Amendment Blunt of Missouri amendmentF
3671997-09-05On Agreeing to the Amendment McIntosh of Indiana AmendmentF
4021997-09-17On Passage Labor, Health, and Human Services Appropriations for F.Y. 1998P
6151997-11-07On Agreeing to the Conference Report Labor, Health, and Human Services Appropriations for F.Y. 1998P

Sponsors

 
Congressional Sponsors of H R 2264
 
Bill Number : H R 2264

Title : Making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1998, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep Porter, John Edward [IL-10] (introduced 7/25/1997)      

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

Other Info

Bill Number : H R 2264

Title : Making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies 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 Labor - Health and Human Services, and Education.
 
2/11/1997:First Day of Subcommittee Hearings.
 
6/11/1997:Final Day of Subcommittee Hearings.
 
7/15/1997:First Day of Subcommittee Mark-Up.
 
7/15/1997:Final Day of Subcommittee Mark-Up.
 
7/15/1997:Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee.
 
7/22/1997:Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
 
7/22/1997:Ordered to be Reported.
 
3/4/1997:Committee on Appropriations. Hearings held on the subject prior to committee ordering to be reported an original measure. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 105-373.
 
4/16/1997:Committee on Appropriations. Hearings held on the subject prior to committee ordering to be reported an original measure. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 105-373.
 
7/25/1997 2:15pm:The House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept. 105-205, by Mr. Porter.
 
7/25/1997 2:15pm:Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 126.
 
7/28/1997 10:23pm:Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 199 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2264 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be read by paragraph. Specified amendments are in order.
 
9/4/1997 5:14pm:Considered under a previous order of the House. (consideration: CR H6849-6890)
 
9/4/1997 5:15pm:The House resolved into Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union pursuant to unanimous consent agreement of July 31, 1997.
 
9/4/1997 5:17pm:The Speaker designated the Honorable Bob Goodlatte to act as Chairman of the Committee.
 
9/4/1997 5:18pm:GENERAL DEBATE - Pursuant to the unanimous consent agreement of July 31, 1997 the Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate.
 
9/4/1997 8:05pm:Mr. Porter moved that the Committee rise.
 
9/4/1997 8:05pm:On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
 
9/4/1997 8:05pm:Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2264 as unfinished business.
 
9/5/1997 9:56am:Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H6925-6948)
 
9/5/1997 9:56am:The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
 
9/5/1997 1:32pm:Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2264 as unfinished business.
 
9/8/1997 6:04pm:Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H6977-6999)
 
9/8/1997 6:04pm:The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
 
9/8/1997 6:05pm:The Committee of the Whole resumed consideration of the Blunt amendment, pending when the Committee rose on Friday, September 5, 1997. The Blunt amendment would reduce by $11.2 million funds appropriated for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and increase funds for Vocational and Adult Educaton commensurately.
 
9/8/1997 9:46pm:Mr. Porter moved that the Committee rise.
 
9/8/1997 9:46pm:On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
 
9/8/1997 9:46pm:Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2264 as unfinished business.
 
9/9/1997 11:22am:Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H7023-7084)
 
9/9/1997 11:22am:The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
 
9/9/1997 11:23am:The Committee of the Whole proceeded with further consideration of the Souder amendment, pending from the previous day. The amendment would increase funds appropriated in the bill for the OSHA compliance assistance program by $23 million and reducing the OSHA account for enforcement by $21 million and the executive administration account by $2 million.
 
9/9/1997 12:54pm:Mr. McIntosh moved that the Committee rise.
 
9/9/1997 1:22pm:On motion that the Committee rise Failed by recorded vote: 42 - 375 (Roll no. 374).
 
9/9/1997 2:10pm:Mr. Shaw raised a point of order against the content of the measure. Mr. Shaw stated that the provisions of the bill on page 41, line 26, throught page 42, line 3, relating to funding levels for social service block grants constituted legislation on an appropriations bill and was, therefore, in violation of the rules of the House. The Chair sustained the point of order.
 
9/9/1997 4:55pm:DEBATE - Mr. Porter asked that the time for debate on the Istook amendment, and all amendments thereto, be limited to not to exceed 3 hours. Agreed to without objection.
 
9/9/1997 9:28pm:Mr. Porter moved that the Committee rise.
 
9/9/1997 9:28pm:On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
 
9/9/1997 9:28pm:Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2264 as unfinished business.
 
9/10/1997 11:47am:Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H7129-7182)
 
9/10/1997 11:47am:The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
 
9/10/1997 12:40pm:At the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question of the Schaffer amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Schaffer demanded a recorded vote and, pursuant to the provisions of the order of the House of July 31, 1997, further proceedings were postponed.
 
9/10/1997 1:38pm:Mr. Miller (CA) moved that the Committee rise.
 
9/10/1997 1:38pm:The Chair put the question on the Miller (CA) motion that the Committee rise and announced that, by voice vote, the motion was not agreed to. Mr. Miller objected to the vote on grounds that a quorum was not present and made a point of order that a quorum was not present. Mr. Miller insisted on the point of order and, accordingly, a call in Committee was ordered.
 
9/10/1997 2:30pm:On motion that the Committee rise Failed by recorded vote: 40 - 369 (Roll no. 384).
 
9/10/1997 2:57pm:DEBATE - Mr. Riggs asked unanimous consent that the time for debate on the Riggs amendments, and all amendments thereto, be limited to one hour. Agreed to without objection.
 
9/10/1997 5:43pm:The Chair announced the unfinished business to be a request for a recorded vote on the amendment by Mr. Bob Shaffer, postponed earlier in the day.
 
9/10/1997 6:09pm:Mr. Porter moved that the Committee rise.
 
9/10/1997 6:10pm:On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
 
9/10/1997 6:10pm:Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2264 as unfinished business.
 
9/11/1997 10:40am:Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H7206-7247)
 
9/11/1997 10:40am:The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
 
9/11/1997 10:42am:Mr. Porter asked unanimous consent that the time for debate on the Crane amendment, and all amendments thereto, be limited to not to exceed 30 minutes. Agreed to without objection.
 
9/11/1997 10:43am:DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Crane amendment.
 
9/11/1997 11:04am:At the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the Crane amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. hefley demanded a recorded vote and made a point of order that a quorum was not present. Pursuant to the order of the House of July 31, 1997, further proceedings were postponed and the point of no quorum was withdrawn.
 
9/11/1997 11:05am:Mr. Porter asked unanimous consent that the time for debate on the Hefley amendment, and all amendments thereto, be limited to not to exceed 30 minutes. Agreed to without objection.
 
9/11/1997 11:05am:DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Hefley amendment.
 
9/11/1997 11:30am:POSTPONED ROLL CALL - At the conclusion of debate on the Hefley amendment, the Chair put the question and announced that by voice vote, the noes had prevailed. Mr. Hefley asked for a recorded vote pending the absence of a quorum, and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
 
9/11/1997 11:49am:Mr. Porter asked unanimous consent that the time for debate on the Hastert amendment, and all amendments thereto, be limited to not to exceed 80 minutes. Agreed to without objection.
 
9/11/1997 11:49am:DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 80 minutes of debate on the Hastert amendment.
 
9/11/1997 12:32pm:Mr. Miller (CA) moved that the Committee rise.
 
9/11/1997 12:53pm:On motion that the Committee rise Failed by recorded vote: 39 - 362 (Roll no. 387).
 
9/11/1997 12:55pm:DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole resumed debate on the Hastert amendment.
 
9/11/1997 1:52pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Hastert amendment, the Chair put the question and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Hastert asked for a recorded vote pending the absence of quorum and further proceedings were postponed until later in the legislative day. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
 
9/11/1997 1:54pm:DEBATE - By unanimous consent, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes o debate on the Hyde amendment.
 
9/11/1997 3:44pm:Mr. Porter asked unanimous consent that the time for debate on the Hostettler amendment, and all amendments thereto, be limited to not to exceed 30 minutes, equally divided.
 
9/11/1997 3:45pm:DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Hostettler amendment.
 
9/11/1997 4:42pm:Mr. Porter moved that the Committee rise.
 
9/11/1997 4:42pm:On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
 
9/11/1997 4:42pm:Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2264 as unfinished business.
 
9/16/1997 5:56pm:Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H7324-7351)
 
9/16/1997 5:57pm:The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
 
9/16/1997 7:28pm:DEBATE - Mr. Porter asked unanimous consent that the time for debate on the Goodling amendment, and all amendments thereto, be limited to not to exceed 90 minutes. Agreed to without objection.
 
9/16/1997 7:29pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the unanimous consent agreement, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 90 minutes of additional debate on the Goodling amendment.
 
9/16/1997 9:06pm:At the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the Goodling amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was agreed to. Mr. Goodling objected to the vote on grounds that a quorum was not present and made a point of order that a quorum was not present. Pursuant to the unanimous consent agreement of July 31, 1997, further proceedings were postponed. The point of no quorum was withdrawn.
 
9/16/1997 9:28pm:At the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the Hoekstra amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was agreed to. Mr. Norwood objected to the vote on grounds that a quorum was not present and made a point of order that a quorum was not present. Pursuant to the unanimous consent agreement of July 31, 1997, further proceedings were postponed. The point of no quorum was withdrawn.
 
9/16/1997 9:28pm:The Chair announced that consideration would resume on those amendments on which further proceedings had been postponed, in the following order: the Goodling amendment, and the Hoekstra amendment.
 
9/16/1997 10:06pm:Mr. Porter moved that the Committee rise.
 
9/16/1997 10:06pm:On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
 
9/16/1997 10:06pm:Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2264 as unfinished business.
 
9/17/1997 11:17am:Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H7372-7452)
 
9/17/1997 11:17am:The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
 
9/17/1997 11:35am:Mr. Porter asked unanimous consent that the time for debate on the Lowey amendment, and all amendments thereto, be limited to not to exceed 20 minutes. Agreed to without objection.
 
9/17/1997 11:37am:DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Lowey amendment.
 
9/17/1997 12:15pm:Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2264 as unfinished business.
 
9/17/1997 12:16pm:Considered as unfinished business.
 
9/17/1997 12:16pm:The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
 
9/17/1997 12:37pm:DEBATE - By unanimous consent, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 40 minutes of debate on the Hoekstra amendment with the time to be allocated as follows: Mr. Hoekstra, 20 minutes; Mr. Obey, 10 minutes; and Mr. Porter, 10 minutes.
 
9/17/1997 1:28pm:The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2264.
 
9/17/1997 1:29pm:The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
 
9/17/1997 1:29pm:The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
 
9/17/1997 2:05pm:On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 346 - 80 (Roll no. 402).
 
9/17/1997 2:05pm:Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
 
9/17/1997:Received in the Senate, read twice.
 
9/17/1997:Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S9510)
 
9/17/1997:Senate struck all after the Enacting Clause and substituted the language of S. 1061 amended.
 
9/17/1997:Passed Senate in lieu of S. 1061 with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
 
9/17/1997:Senate insists on its amendment asks for a conference, appoints conferees Specter; Cochran; Gorton; Bond; Gregg; Faircloth; Craig; Hutchison; Stevens; Harkin; Hollings; Inouye; Bumpers; Reid; Kohl; Murray; Byrd. (consideration: CR S9510)
 
9/18/1997:Message on Senate action sent to the House.
 
9/23/1997 6:22pm:Mr. Porter asked unanimous consent that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference.
 
9/23/1997 6:22pm:On motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference Agreed to without objection.
 
9/23/1997 6:22pm:Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
 
9/23/1997 6:23pm:Mr. Obey moved that the House instruct conferees. (consideration: CR H7653)
 
9/23/1997 6:23pm:DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the motion to instruct conferees on the part of the House to accept the Senate position on the bill, appropriating $368 million for congregate meals for the elderly.
 
9/23/1997 6:24pm:The previous question was ordered without objection.
 
9/23/1997 6:24pm:On motion that the House instruct conferees Agreed to by voice vote. (CR H7653-7654)
 
9/23/1997 6:24pm:Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
 
9/23/1997 6:24pm:The Speaker appointed conferees: Porter, Young (FL), Bonilla, Istook, Miller (FL), Dickey, Wicker, Northup, Livingston, Obey, Stokes, Hoyer, Pelosi, Lowey, and DeLauro.
 
9/26/1997:Conference held.
 
10/7/1997:Conference held. 1
 
1/7/1997 4:40pm:Conference report H. Rept. 105-390 filed. (text of conference report: CR H10210-10304) 1
 
1/7/1997 4:40pm:Mr. Livinginston asked unanimous consent that it be in order at any time after Friday November 7, 1997, to consider the Conference Report on the bill, that all points of order against the conference report and against its consideration be waived, and that the conference report be considered as read when called up. Agreed to without objection. 1
 
1/7/1997:Conferees agreed to file conference report. 1
 
1/7/1997 5:07pm:Mr. Porter brought up conference report H. Rept. 105-390 by previously agreed to special order. 1
 
1/7/1997 5:07pm:DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate. 1
 
1/7/1997 6:17pm:The previous question was ordered without objection. 1
 
1/7/1997 6:39pm:On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 352 - 65 (Roll no. 615). (consideration: CR H10305-10313) 1
 
1/7/1997 6:39pm:Motions to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. 1
 
1/7/1997:Conference papers: message on House action held at the desk in Senate. 1
 
1/8/1997:Conference report considered in Senate. By Unanimous Consent. 1
 
1/8/1997:Senate agreed to conference report by Yea-Nay Vote. 91-4. Record Vote No: 298. (consideration: CR S12082-12095) 1
 
1/8/1997:Message on Senate action sent to the House. 1
 
1/8/1997:Cleared for White House. 1
 
1/8/1997:Presented to President. 1
 
1/13/1997:Signed by President. 1
 
1/13/1997:Became Public Law No: 105-78.