Wednesday, May 28th

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On Wednesday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

One Minute Speeches

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

1) H.R. 4587 – The Venezuela Human Rights and Democracy Protection Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Illeana Ros-Lehtinen / Foreign Affairs Committee)

2) H.R. 4028 – To amend the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 to include the desecration of cemeteries among the many forms of violations of the right to religious freedom, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Grace Meng / Foreign Affairs Committee)

3) H.Res. 599 – Urging the Government of the People’s Republic of China to respect the freedom of assembly, expression, religion and all fundamental human rights for all of its citizens and to stop censoring discussion of the 1989 Tiananmen Square demonstrations and their violent suppression (Sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith / Foreign Affairs Committee)

4) H.R. 3366 – Hermiston Reversionary Interest Release Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Greg Walden / Natural Resources Committee)

5) H.R. 503 – National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial Act (Sponsored by Rep. Phil Roe / Natural Resources Committee)

6) S. 611 – Sandia Pueblo Settlement Technical Amendment Act (Sponsored by Sen. Mark Udall / Natural Resources Committee)

7) H.R. 2527 – To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide veterans with counseling and treatment for sexual trauma that occurred during inactive duty training (Sponsored by Rep. Dina Titus / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

8) H.R. 2942 – To amend title 38, United States Code, to reestablish the Professional Certification and Licensure Advisory Committee of the Department of Veterans Affairs (Sponsored by Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

9) H.R. 4261 – Gulf War Health Research Reform Act of 2014 (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Coffman / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

Begin Consideration of H.R. 4660 – Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 (Open Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Frank Wolf / Appropriations Committee)

The rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order any amendment offered that complies with the House rules.

Special Order Speeches

Veterans’ Affairs hearing on “Receiving Witness Testimony Related to the Phoenix VA Health Care System Wait List” (Wednesday, May 28th, at 7:30 p.m.)