[Congressional Record Volume 150, Number 93 (Thursday, July 8, 2004)]
[Senate]
[Page S7867]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]




 MEASURES READ THE FIRST TIME--S. 2629, S. 2630, S. 2631, S. 2632, and 
                                S. 2633

  Mr. FRIST. Mr. President, I understand that five bills are at the 
desk. I ask unanimous consent that they be read for the first time en 
bloc.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.
  The clerk will read the bills for the first time.
  The legislative clerk read as follows:

       A bill (S. 2629) to amend the Medicare Prescription Drug, 
     Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 to eliminate the 
     coverage gap, to eliminate HMO subsidies, to repeal health 
     savings accounts, and for other purposes.
       A bill (S. 2630) to amend title V, United States Code, to 
     establish a national health program administered by the 
     Office of Personnel Management to offer Federal employee 
     health benefits plans to individuals who are not Federal 
     employees, and for other purposes.
       A bill (S. 2631) to require the Federal Trade Commission to 
     monitor and investigate gasoline prices under certain 
     circumstances.
       A bill (S. 2632) to establish a first responder and 
     terrorism preparedness grant information hotline, and for 
     other purposes.
       A bill (S. 2633) to amend the Federal Power Act to provide 
     refunds for unjust and unreasonable charges on electric 
     energy in the State of California.

  Mr. FRIST. Mr. President, I now ask for their second reading and, in 
order to place the bills on the calendar under the provisions of rule 
XIV, I object to further proceeding on these matters en bloc.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The bills will be read the second time on the 
next legislative day.

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