Wednesday, December 7th

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7TH
On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

One Minute Speeches (15 per side)

Motion to go to Conference on H.R. 2055 – Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 and Democratic Motion to Instruct Conferees

Motion to go to Conference on H.R. 1540 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 and Democratic Motion to Instruct Conferees

H.R. 10 – Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act of 2011 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Geoff Davis / Judiciary Committee / Rules Committee)

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

Rep. Pete Sessions Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Reps. Hank Johnson / Sheila Jackson Lee Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Kurt Schrader Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. David McKinley Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Gwen Moore Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

H.R. 1254 – Synthetic Drug Control Act (Suspension, 40 Minutes of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Charlie Dent / Energy and Commerce Committee)

Postponed Votes on Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

1) H.R. 944 – To eliminate an unused lighthouse reservation, provide management consistency by incorporating the rocks and small islands along the coast of Orange County, California, into the California Coastal National Monument managed by the Bureau of Land Management, and meet the original Congressional intent of preserving Orange County’s rocks and small islands, and for other purpose (Sponsored by Rep. John Campbell / Natural Resources Committee)

2) S. 535
– Fort Pulaski National Monument Lease Authorization Act (Sponsored by Sen. Johnny Isakson / Natural Resources Committee)

3) H.R. 2360
– POWER Act (Sponsored by Rep. Jeffrey Landry / Natural Resources Committee)

4) H.R. 2351
– North Cascades National Park Service Complex Fish Stocking Act (Sponsored by Rep. Doc Hastings / Natural Resources Committee)

5) H.R. 1560
– To amend the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama and Coushatta Indian Tribes of Texas Restoration Act to allow the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tribe to determine blood quantum requirement for membership in that tribe (Sponsored by Rep. Silvestre Reyes / Natural Resources Committee)

6) S.683
– Box Elder Utah Land Conveyance Act (Sponsored by Sen. Mike Lee / Natural Resources Committee)

7) S.Con.Res. 32
– A concurrent resolution to authorize the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make technical corrections in the enrollment of H.R. 470, an Act to further allocate and expand the availability of hydroelectric power generated at Hoover Dam, and for other purpose (Sponsored by Sen. Jeff Bingaman / Natural Resources Committee)

Special Order Speeches

COMMITTEE ACTIVITY OF THE DAY
Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Energy and Environment Hearing on “Energy Critical Elements: Identifying Research Needs and Strategic Priorities
(Wednesday, December 7th, 10:00 a.m.)