Wednesday, May 16th

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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: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

One Minute Speeches (15 per side)

H.R. 4970 – Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate)(Sponsored by Rep. Sandy Adams / Judiciary Committee / Energy and Commerce Committee / Education and the Workforce Committee / Financial Service Committee)

H.R. 5740 – To extend the National Flood Insurance Program, and for other purposes (Suspension, 40 minutes of debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Judy Biggert / Financial Services Committee)

Begin Consideration of H.R. 4310 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
(General Debate Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Buck McKeon / Armed Service Committee)

Postponed Votes on Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

1) H.R. 4119 – Border Tunnel Prevention Act of 2012 (Sponsored by Rep. Silvestre Reyes / Judiciary Committee)

2) H.R. 2621
– Chimney Rock National Monument Establishment Act (Sponsored by Rep. Scott Tipton / Natural Resources Committee)

3) H.R. 2745
– To amend the Mesquite Lands Act of 1986 to facilitate implementation of a multispecies habitat conservation plan for the Virgin River in Clark County, Nevada, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Joe Heck / Natural Resources Committee)

4) 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)

Special Order Speeches

Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Hearing on “Where the Jobs Are: Promoting Tourism to America“ (Wednesday, May 16th, at 10:15 a.m.)