Thursday, May 17th

THURSDAY, MAY 17TH
On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

One Minute Speeches (15 per side)

Continue Consideration of H.R. 4310 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Buck McKeon / Armed Services Committee)

The Rule provides for no further general debate, makes in order the following amendments, and allows for the Chairman to offer amendments en bloc:

A full list of the 141 amendments made in order can be found HERE

Democratic Motion to Instruct Conferees on H.R. 4348 – Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012, Part II (Offered by Rep. Nick Rahall)

Democratic Motion to Instruct Conferees on H.R. 4348 – Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012, Part II (Offered by Rep. John Barrow)

Postponed Votes on Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

1) H.Res. 568 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the importance of preventing the Government of Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen / Foreign Affairs Committee)

2) H.R. 5740
– To extend the National Flood Insurance Program, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Judy Biggert / Financial Services Committee)

Special Order Speeches

COMMITTEE ACTIVITY OF THE DAY
Energy and Commerce Committee Markup of “H.R. 4471, Gasoline Regulations Act of 2012, and H.R. 4480, Strategic Energy Production Act of 2012” (Thursday, May 17th, at 10:00 a.m.)