11:30 PM 27 Feb 1997
Message creation Date was at 27-FEB-1997 23:21:00 TO: DIRECTOR FRANK RAINES DEPUTY DIRECTOR JACK LEW DEPUTY DIRECTOR JOHN KOSKINEN FROM: OMB LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS DATE: FEBRUARY 27, 1997 SUBJECT: LEGISLATIVE REPORT CONGRESS TODAY (2/27): SENATE: At 10:00 am, the Congress held a joint meeting to receive President Eduardo Frei of Chile. The Senate then resumed consideration of the Balanced Budget Amendment: Tabled (59-39) the Graham (FL) amendment (7) to strike public debt. Tabled (61-39) the Kennedy amendment (10), which would have eliminated judicial impoundment and enforcement Tabled (69-31) the Feingold amendment (13), which would have given states only three years to ratify the amendment, rather than seven. Tabled (60-40) the Feingold amendment (14), which would have allowed Congress to spend unanticipated surpluses Tabled (65-34) the Bumpers motion (12), which would have changed the BBA to a statutory approach Also today, the Senate passed H.R. 668, the Airport and Airway Trust Fund Tax Reinstatement by unanimous consent, clearing the measure for the President. [House SAP sent, 2/25: Administration strongly supports] HOUSE: At 10:00 am, the Congress held a joint meeting to receive the President Eduardo Frei of Chile. The House then approved (332-38, 2 present) WednesdayO,s journal, but held no further legislative action. CONGRESS TOMORROW (2/28) SENATE No Votes HOUSE: No Votes CONGRESS -- NEXT WEEK SENATE Monday, March 3 No Votes Tuesday, March 4 The Senate will convene at 9:30 am to resume closing debate on S.J. Res. 1, the Balanced Budget Amendment. The Senate will hold a final vote at 5:15 pm. March 22 - April 6 Easter Recess HOUSE: Monday, March 3rd Convene at 2:00 pm for Pro Forma session. The remainder of next weekO,s schedule is yet to be determined. March 22 - April 7 Easter Recess EMAILS RECEIVED ARMS - BOX 004 - FOLDER -008 [02/28/1997] .