Thursday, April 14th

THURSDAY, APRIL 14TH
On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 11:00 a.m. for legislative business. Last votes expected: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

One Minute Speeches (15 per side)

H.R. 1473 – Making Appropriations for the Department of Defense and the Other Departments and Agencies of the Government for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2011, and for Other Purposes (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Hal Rogers / Appropriations Committee)

The Rule provides that if H.R. 1473 is passed by the House, it shall be in order to separately consider:

H.Con.Res 35 – Directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 1473, re: Obamacare (Closed Rule, 20 Minutes of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Rodney Alexander)
H.Con.Res 36 – Directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 1473, re: Planned Parenthood Federation of America (Closed Rule, 20 Minutes of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Diane Black)

Begin Consideration of H.Con.Res. 34 – Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2012 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2013 through 2021 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Ryan / Budget Committee)

The rule provides for four hours of debate with three hours controlled by the Budget Committee and one hour controlled by the Joint Economic Committee, and makes in order only those amendments printed below. In addition, the rule provides for twenty minutes of final general debate time controlled by the Budget Committee upon the conclusion of amendment consideration.

Reps. Cleaver / Scott (VA) Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute (30 minutes of debate)
Rep. Jim Cooper Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute (20 minutes of debate)
Reps. Grijalva / Honda / Lee (CA) / Woolsey / Ellison Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute
(30 minutes of debate)
Reps. Garrett / Jordan / McClintock / Mulvaney Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute (30 minutes)
Rep. Chris Van Hollen Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute (30 minutes of debate)

Special Order Speeches

COMMITTEE ACTIVITY OF THE DAY
Judiciary Committee Markup on H.R. 1249, the “America Invents Act” (Thursday, April 14th at 10:00 a.m.)