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Published pursuant to the Constitution of the United States (Art. I, Sec. 5)
Prepared under the direction of Donnald K. Anderson, Clerk of the House of Representatives;
Office of Legislative Operations
U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
JOURNAL OF THE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES
Begun and held at the Capitol, in the City of Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Tuesday, the third day of January, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-nine, being the first session of the ONE HUNDRED FIRST CONGRESS, held under the Constitution of the United States, and in
the two hundred and thirteenth year of the independence of the United States.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 1989 (1)
ii 1.1 CALL or THE ROLL
On which day, being the day fixed by the 20th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States and Public Law 99-613, Mr. Donnald K. Anderson, Clerk of the House of Representatives, pursuant to 2 U.S.C. 26, at 12 o'clock noon, called the House to order and, by unanimous consent, announced a call by States of the roll, by electronic device, of the Members-elect whose credentials had been received, when the following Members-elect responded:
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Payne Rinaldo Roe Roukema Torricelli Saxton Courter Smith Gallo
Schif f Skeen
Mollohan Rahall Wise
The roll having been completed, the Clerk announced 421 Members-elect had been recorded, a quorum.
ll 1.3 CREDENTIALS OF DELEGATES-ELECT AND RESIDENT COMMISSIONERELECTED
The Clerk made the following statement: “The Chair will state that the credentials regular in form have been received showing the election of the Honorable JAMIE B. FUsTER as Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico for the term of 4 years beginning January 3, 1989; the election of the Honorable WALTER FAUNTRoY as Delegate from the District of Columbia; the election of the Honorable BEN BLAZ as Delegate from Guam; the election of the Honorable RoN DE LUGO as Delegate from the Virgin Islands; and the election of the Honorable ENI F.H. FALEoMAVAEGA as Delegate from American Samoa”.
“1.4 ANNOUNCEMENT OF’ DEATH
The Clerk announced a vacancy in the third district of Alabama, occasioned by the death of Member-elect Bill Nichols.
111.5 RESIGNATION AS MEMBER OF U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENATIVES
The Clerk laid before the House the following resignation:
HoUsE or REPREsENTATIvEs, Washington, DC, December 29, 1988. Hon. JIM WRIGHT, Speaker of the House, Washington, DC.
DEAR MR. SPEAKER: Enclosed for your information and review is my official letter of resignation which will become effective J anuary 3, 1989.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your cooperation while I have represented the citizens of the Fourth Congressional District of Indiana for the past eight years. Although I will miss working with you in the House, I look forward to continue working together as a member of the Senate.
Sincerely, DAN CoATs, Member of Congress. HoUsE OF REPRESENTATIVES, Washington, DC, December 27, 1988. Hon. ROBERT D. ORR, Governor, Office of the Governor, State House, Indianapolis, IN.
DEAR GovERNoR ORR: For the past eight years, I have had the very distinct pleasure of representing the citizens of the Fourth Congressional District of Indiana in the United States House of Representatives. I was honored by my election to a fifth term in the House, and I could think of few things which would keep me from serving in my elected position.
However, your decision to offer me the chance to serve the entire state of Indiana as its Senator-designate requires me to
submit to you my resignation from the House of Representatives. This extraordinary opportunity is one that will allow me to continue serving the people of the Fourth Congressional District as well as the rest of the state.
Therefore, I hereby ask you to accept my resignation as the Representative for the Fourth District of Indiana, effective January 3, 1989, so I may accept the appointment as Indiana’s newest Senator.
Sincerely, DAN COATS, Member of Congress. HOUSE or REPRESENTATIVES, Washington, DC, December 30, 1988. Hon. DONNALD K. ANnERsoN, Clerk, House of Representatives, Capitol Building, Washington, DC.
DEAR SIR: Please find enclosed a copy of the resignation letter dated December 2'7, 1988, that I have submitted to Indiana Governor Robert Orr.
The enclosed letter to Governor Orr should be understood to mean that I am resigning from the House of Representatives as a Member of the IOIst Congress immediately after 12:00 noon on January 3, 1989, so I may be sworn in as a Senator representing the state of Indiana on the aforementioned date.
“1.6 ELECTION OF THE SPEAKER
Mr. GRAY nominated Mr. JIM WRIGHT, a Member-elect from the 12th District of the State of Texas.
Mr. LEWIS of California nominated Mr. ROBERT H. MICHEL, a Memberelect from the 18th District of the State of Illinois.
The Clerk then appointed Messrs. ANNUNzIo and FRENzEL, Mmes. SCI-IROEDER and SMITH of Nebraska tellers to canvas the vote on the elec
tion of the Speaker.
Whereupon the House proceeded to
vote for a Speaker.
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