Wednesday, August 1st

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1ST
On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business.  First votes expected: 1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.


One Minute Speeches
(15 per side)


H.R. 8
– Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012 (Structured Rule)
(Sponsored by Rep. Dave Camp / Ways and Means Committee / Budget Committee)

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

Rep. Sander Levin Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute (20 minutes of debate)


Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

1) H.R. 1905 – Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 (Sponsored by Rep. Ros-Lehtinen / Foreign Affairs Committee)

2) H.Con.Res. 127 – Expressing the sense of Congress regarding actions to preserve and advance the multistakeholder governance model under which the Internet has thrived
(Sponsored by Rep. Mary Bono Mack / Energy and Commerce Committee)

3) H.R. 4273 – Resolving Environmental and Grid Reliability Conflicts Act of 2012
(Sponsored by Rep. Pete Olson / Energy and Commerce Committee)

4) H.R. 897 – Residential and Commuter Toll Fairness Act of 2011
(Sponsored by Rep. Mike Grimm / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

5) H.R. 5797 – Mille Lacs Lake Freedom To Fish Act of 2012
(Sponsored by Rep. Chip Cravaack / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

6) H.R. 3158 – Farmers Undertake Environmental Land Stewardship Act
(Sponsored by Rep. Rick Crawford / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

7) H.R. 1171 – Marine Debris Act Amendments of 2012, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Sam Farr / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

8) H.R. 2446 – RESPA Home Warranty Clarification Act of 2011 (Sponsored by Rep. Judy Biggert / Financial Services Committee)

9) H.R. 3187 – March of Dimes Commemorative Coin Act of 2011, as amended
(Sponsored by Rep. Robert Dold / Financial Services Committee)

10) H.R. 4104 – Pro Football Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act, as amended
(Sponsored by Rep. Jim Renacci / Financial Services Committee)


Postponed Suspension Votes:

1) H.R. 4365 – To amend title 5, United States Code, to make clear that accounts in the Thrift Savings Funds are subject to certain Federal tax levies, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)

2) S. 300 – Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act of 2011, as amended
(Sponsored by Sen. Chuck Grassley / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)

3) H.R. 4073 – To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to accept the quitclaim, disclaimer, and relinquishment of a railroad right of way within and adjacent to Pike National Forest in El Paso County, Colorado, originally granted to the Mt. Manitou Park and Incline Railway Company pursuant to the Act of March 3, 1875 (Sponsored by Rep. Doug Lamborn / Natural Resources Committee)

4) H.R. 3706 – To create the Office of Chief Financial Officer of the Government of the Virgin Islands, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Del. Donna Christensen / Natural Resources Committee)

5) S. 270 – La Pine Land Conveyance Act (Sponsored by Sen. Ron Wyden / Natural Resources Committee)

6) S. 271 – Wallowa Forest Service Compound Conveyance Act (Sponsored by Sen. Ron Wyden / Natural Resources Committee) 

7) H.R. 1950 – To enact title 54, United States Code, “National Park System,” as positive law, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Lamar Smith / Judiciary Committee)

8) H.R. 3120 – Student Visa Reform Act (Sponsored by Rep. Zoe Lofgren / Judiciary Committee)

9) H.R. 6029 – Foreign and Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act of 2012  (Sponsored by Rep. Lamar Smith / Judiciary Committee)

10) H.R. 6063 – Child Protection Act of 2012 (Sponsored by Rep. Lamar Smith / Judiciary Committee)

11) H.R. 4362 – STOP Identity Theft Act of 2012 (Sponsored by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz / Judiciary Committee)

12) H.R. 3796 – Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2012, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner / Judiciary Committee)

13) H.R. 6062 – Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Reauthorization Act of 2012 (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Marino / Judiciary Committee)

14) H.R. 1550 – Federal Law Enforcement Recruitment and Retention Act of 2011, as amended (Sponsored by Del. Pedro Pierluisi / Judiciary Committee)


Special Order Speeches

COMMITTEE ACTIVITY OF THE DAY
Armed Services Committee Hearing on “Sequestration Implementation Options and the Effects on National Defense: Administration Perspectives” (Wednesday, August 1st, at 10:00 a.m.)