Tuesday, July 26th

TUESDAY, JULY 26TH
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: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. The official photograph of the 112th Congress will be taken during the first series of votes.

One Minute Speeches (15 per side)

H.R. 1938 – North American-Made Energy Security Act (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Lee Terry / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee / Energy and Commerce Committee / Natural Resources Committee)

The rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:

Reps. Peter Welch / Steve Cohen Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Bobby Rush Amendment #15 (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Anna Eshoo Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Del. Donna Christensen Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Steve Cohen Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Reps. Murphy (CT) / Cohen / Welch Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Bobby Rush Amendment #14 (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Colleen Hanabusa Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Hank Johnson Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Dennis Kucinich Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

1) H.R. 2608 – Small Business Program Extension and Reform Act of 2011, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Sam Graves / Small Business Committee)

2) H.R. 2056
– To instruct the Inspector General of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to study the impact of insured depository institution failures, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Lynn Westmoreland / Financial Services Committee)

Continue Consideration of H.R. 2584 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 (Open Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Michael Simpson / Appropriations Committee)

The rule provides for no further general debate and makes in order any amendment offered that complies with the House rules.

Postponed Vote on Senate Amendments to H.R. 1383 – Restoring GI Bill Fairness Act of 2011
(Suspension) (Sponsored by Rep. Jeff Miller / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

Special Order Speeches

COMMITTEE ACTIVITY OF THE DAY
Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs Hearing on
Lights Out: How EPA Regulations Threaten Affordable Power and Job Creation
(Tuesday, July 26th, 1:30 p.m.)