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SENATE DEBATE–OCTOBER 14, 1978

CORRECTION IN ENROLLMENT OF H.R. 8533

Mr. ROBERT C. BYRD. Mr. President, I ask that the Senate proceed to the immediate consideration of House Concurrent Resolution 754 authorizing the correction of errors in the enrollment of H.R. 8533. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The resolution will be stated by title. The legislative clerk read as follows: A resolution (S. Con. Res. 754) correcting the enrollment of H.R. 8533.

The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there objection to the request of the Senator from West Virginia ?

There being no objection, the Senate proceeded to consider the resolution.

Mr. ROBERT C. BYRD. Mr. President, Tuesday night the Senate agreed to discharge the Committee on Finance from further consideration of H.R. 8533, a bill relating to the tax status of proceeds from certain bingo games. That bill was then used as the vehicle for the compromise amendment authorizing the replacement of locks and dam 26 and establishing a system of waterway user fees.

Unfortunately, the compromise amendment was drafted in the form of a substitute amendment. The Senate in adopting it therefore inadvertently struck the text of the bingo bill. We did not intend to do so.

The pending concurrent resolution would direct that the text of the bingo bill be added back to the text of the rest of the bill when it is enrolled.

The concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 754) was considered and agreed to.

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APPENDIX A

EXCERPTS FROM THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORD

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