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DMH

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  1. Mr. President, I motion for cloture. I yield.
  2. Congressmen are allowed to make statements to local media outlets if they wish to. These can be picked up by player media or national news. You can respond to other players as well - but you can also run press gaggles in your own press box too. Name: Party: Interviewing Agency: (what local newspaper/radio)
  3. Marshall I has been properly seconded. Vote here.
  4. 24 hours to vote on the following amendment.
  5. 101st Session of Congress IN THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Mrs. CALLAGHAN of Pennsylvania, for herself, with thanks to Mr. DASCHLE of South Dakota, introduce the following bill; A BILL, To extend the solar, geothermal, and ocean thermal energy tax credits through 1997. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.  This Act may be cited as the “Renewable Energy Tax Credits Extension Act of 1989”. SEC. 2. EXTENSION OF SOLAR, GEOTHERMAL, AND OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CREDITS. The table contained in section 46(b)(2)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to energy percentage) is amended by striking `Sept. 30, 1990' in clauses (viii), (ix), and (x) and inserting `Dec. 31, 1997'.
  6. Mr. President, I object to unanimous consent. I yield.
  7. The PES is considered friendly and has been added to the bill. The debate timer has been reset. Debate continues.
  8. PR #8 - Callaghan Calls for ASFAJ Hearing into Crisis in China Washington D.C. - Speaker of the House Elizabeth Callaghan has led the charge in the House ASFAJ Committee in establishing a hearing on the ongoing crisis in China. As the situation continues to develop into an escalating conflict, getting answers from the experts in the Kaine Administration on the extent of the crisis and how the Congress can work to help the initiatives presented to alleviate the crisis and its impact on the region and the United States. Speaker Callaghan believes that the crisis in China deserves attention from the Congress and a better sense of direction from the experts will go a long way in future policy formulation. Speaker Callaghan has specifically indicated that she would like to get a better understanding of the conflict and how the conflict is impacting the citizens caught in the crossfire. The fear of a legitimate humanitarian crisis rising in the wake of this conflict is one that deserves attention of the Congress and swift international action to prevent loss of life and exploitation. Speaker Callaghan believes that accountability from the Congress on such an important issue to the state of global affairs is crucial to better understanding how the Congress can effectively contribute to the effort to alleviate the situation. Speaker Callaghan's statement can be read below:
  9. Press Office of Elizabeth Callaghan Congresswoman from Pennsylvania's 14th Congressional District
  10. 101st Session of Congress IN THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Mrs. CALLAGHAN of Pennsylvania, for herself, Mr. BLACKSTONE of Massachusetts, Mr. WITHERS of Tennessee, with thanks to Mr. KLINK of Pennsylvania, introduces the following bill; A BILL, To authorize a program of grants to improve the quality of technical education in manufacturing and other vocational technologies. SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This act may be cited as the ``Education in Vocational Technology Act''. SEC. 2. GRANTS FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING. (a) Authorization.-- (1) In general.--The Secretary is authorized to make grants to the States to improve the quality of instruction or training in, or develop instruction and training in, manufacturing and other occupational technologies. (2) State application.--A State Board of Vocational Education that desires to receive a grant under this Act shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time and in such manner and form as the Secretary may reasonably require. (3) State costs.--Not more than 10 percent of a grant received under this section may be used by the State Board of Vocational Education for administrative costs. (b) Allocations.--Not less than 90 percent of the amount received by a State Board of Vocational Education shall be distributed to local educational agencies. (c) Local Funds.-- (1) Local application.--A local educational agency that desires to receive a grant under this section shall submit an application to the State Board of Vocational Education. (2) Distribution.--In approving grants under this section, the State Board of Vocational Education shall assure an equitable distribution among urban and rural areas of the State. (3) Administrative costs.--Not more than 5 percent of a grant made under this section to a local educational agency may be used for administrative costs. (d) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be appropriated $100,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 1991 through 1995 to carry out this section. SEC. 3. GRANTS FOR EQUIPMENT. (a) Authorization.-- (1) In general.--The Secretary is authorized to make grants to the States to assist States in purchasing state-of-the-art equipment for technical vocational education. (2) State application.--A State Board of Vocational Education that desires to receive a grant under this Act shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time and in such manner and form as the Secretary may reasonably require. States that also are applying for a grant under section 4(a)(2), may amend such application to include programs under this section. (3) State costs.--Not more than 10 percent of a grant received under this section may be used by a State Board of Vocational Education for administrative costs. (b) Allocations.--Not less than 90 percent of the amount received by a State Board of Vocational Education shall be distributed to local educational agencies. (c) Local Funds.-- (1) Local application.--A local educational agency that desires to receive a grant under this section shall submit an application to the State Board of Vocational Education. (2) Distribution.--In approving grants under this section, the State Board of Vocational Education shall assure an equitable distribution among urban and rural areas of the State. (3) Administrative costs.--Not more than 5 percent of a grant made under this section to a local educational agency may be used for administrative costs. (d) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be appropriated $100,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 1991 through 1995 to carry out this section. SEC. 4. DEFINITIONS. For purposes of this Act: (1) The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of Education. (2) The term ``local educational agency'' has the same meaning given such term in section 14101 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. (3) The term ``State Board of Vocational Education'' means the sole State agency responsible for the administration or the supervision of the State vocational education program as described in section 111(a) of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act.
  11. Objection to unanimous consent is noted. Debate continues.
  12. The motion for unanimous consent is recognized. 24 hours for objections.
  13. DMH

    Debate: No Seat Belt, No Sale Act

    Marshall I has been properly seconded. Vote here.
  14. 24 hours to vote on the following amendment. Strike Section 1-4 and place the following:
  15. DMH

    Debate: No Seat Belt, No Sale Act

    The motion to table has been properly seconded. Vote here.
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