Tuesday, December 13th

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13TH
On Tuesday, 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: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

One Minute Speeches (15 per side)

H.R. 3630 – Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011 (Closed Rule, 90 Minutes of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Dave Camp / Ways and Means Committee / Energy and Commerce Committee / Financial Services Committee / Foreign Affairs Committee / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee / Agriculture Committee / Oversight and Government Reform Committee / House Administration Committee / Budget Committee / Natural Resources Committee / Rules Committee / Permanent Select Intelligence Committee)

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

1) H.R. 3421 – Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Act (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Shuster / Financial Services Committee)

2) H.R. 886
– United States Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act (Sponsored by Rep. Steve Womack / Financial Services Committee)

3) H.R. 313
– Drug Trafficking Safe Harbor Elimination Act of 2011 (Sponsored by Rep. Lamar Smith / Judiciary Committee)

4) H.R. 1905
– Iran Threat Reduction Act of 2011 (Sponsored by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen / Foreign Affairs Committee)

5) H.R. 2105
– Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Reform and Modernization Act of 2011 (Sponsored by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen / Foreign Affairs Committee)

6) H.Res. 306
– Urging the Republic of Turkey to Safeguard Its Christian Heritage and to Return Confiscated Church Properties (Sponsored by Rep. Ed Royce / Foreign Affairs Committee)

7) H.Res. 376
– Calling for the repatriation of POW/MIAs and abductees from the Korean War (Sponsored by Rep. Charlie Rangel / Foreign Affairs Committee)

Postponed Vote on Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

1) S. 384 – A bill to amend title 39, United States Code, to extend the authority of the United States Postal Service to issue a semipostal to raise funds for breast cancer research (Sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)

2) H.R. 3246
– To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 15455 Manchester Road in Ballwin, Missouri, as the “Specialist Peter J. Navarro Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. Todd Akin / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)

3) H.R. 2767 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 8 West Silver Street in Westfield, Massachusetts, as the “William T. Trant Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. John Olver / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)

4) H.R. 2668
– A bill to designate the station of the United States Border Patrol located at 2136 South Naco Highway in Bisbee, Arizona, as the “Brian A. Terry Border Patrol Station’”(Sponsored by Rep. Darrell Issa / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

5) H.R. 1264
– To designate the property between the United States Federal Courthouse and the Ed Jones Building located at 109 South Highland Avenue in Jackson, Tennessee, as the “M.D. Anderson Plaza” and to authorize the placement of a historical/identification marker on the grounds recognizing the achievements and philanthropy of M.D. Anderson, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Stephen Fincher / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

Special Order Speeches

COMMITTEE ACTIVITY OF THE DAY
Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution Hearing on “The Costs and Burdens of Civil Discovery” (Tuesday, December 13th, 1:30 p.m.)