Wednesday, September 12th

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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: 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

One Minute Speeches

H.R. 5544 – Minnesota Education Investment and Employment Act, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Chip Cravaack / Natural Resources Committee)

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

Rep. Betty McCollum Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Rush Holt Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Keith Ellison (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Raul Grijalva (10 minutes of debate)

H.R. 5949 – FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Lamar Smith / Judiciary Committee / Permanent Select Intelligence Committee)

Postponed Votes on Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

1) H.R. 1775 – Stolen Valor Act of 2011 (Sponsored by Rep. Joe Heck / Judiciary Committee)

2) S. 3245 – A bill to extend by 3 years the authorization of the EB-5 Regional Center Program, the E-Verify Program, the Special Immigrant Nonminister Religious Worker Program, and the Conrad State 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program (Sponsored by Sen. Patrick Leahy / Judiciary Committee)

3) H.R. 3857 – Public Transit Security and Local Law Enforcement Support Act (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Turner / Homeland Security Committee)

4) H.R. 5865 – American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2012 (Sponsored by Rep. Dan Lipinski / Energy and Commerce Committee)

Special Order Speeches

Judiciary Committee hearing on “The Obama Administration’s Abuse of Power
(Wednesday, September 12th, at 10:00 a.m.)