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10:00 a.m.: Legislative Business


 Fifteen “One Minutes” Per Side






H.Res. 1489 – Same Day Consideration Rule – Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to the consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules (Rep. Slaughter – Rules)


H.R. 2638 - The Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009 (Rep. Obey – Appropriations) (Subject to a Rule)


H.R. ___ - Energy Production and Conservation Tax Relief Act of 2008 (Rep. Rangel – Ways and Means) (Subject to a Rule)


Suspensions (15 Bills):

1)     Amendment to S. 3001 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (Rep. Skelton/Sen. Levin– Armed Services)

2)     H.Res. 1421 - Solemnly commemorating the 25th anniversary of the tragic October 1983 terrorist bombing of the United States Marine Corps Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon and remembering those who lost their lives and those who were injured (Rep. Walter Jones – Armed Services)

3)     H.R. 7005 – The Alternative Minimum Tax Relief Act of 2008 (Rep. Rangel – Ways and Means)

4)     H.R. 7006 – The Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2008 (Rep. Rangel – Ways and Means)

5)     H.R. 6849 - To amend the commodity provisions of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 to permit producers to aggregate base acres and reconstitute farms to avoid the prohibition on receiving direct payments, counter-cyclical payments, or average crop revenue election payments when the sum of the base acres of a farm is 10 acres or less, and for other purposes (Rep. Etheridge – Agriculture)

6)     S. 2324 /H.R. 928 – Inspector General Reform Act of 2008 (Sen. McCaskill (MO) – Oversight and Government Reform)

7)     H.R. 6406 - To elevate the Inspector General of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to an Inspector General appointed pursuant to section 3 of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (Rep. Larson – Oversight and Government Reform)

8)     H.R. 6847 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 801 Industrial Boulevard in Ellijay, Georgia, as the "First Lieutenant Noah Harris Ellijay Post Office Building (Rep. Deal – Oversight and Government Reform)

9)     H.Res. ___ - Providing for agreement by the House of Representatives to the Senate amendment to the bill, H.R. 2095, with an amendment (Rep. Oberstar – Transportation and Infrastructure) 

10)   H.R. 6999 - The Integrated Deepwater Program Reform Act of 2008 (Rep. Cummings – Transportation and Infrastructure)

11)   S. 3009 - J. James Exon Federal Bureau of Investigation Building (Sen. Nelson (NE) – Transportation and Infrastructure)

12)   H.Res. 1376 - Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Okeechobee Hurricane of September 1928 and its associated tragic loss of life (Rep. Hastings – Transportation and Infrastructure)

13)   S. 2162 - Veterans' Mental Health and Other Care Improvements Act of 2008 (Sen. Akaka – Veterans’ Affairs)

14)   S. 3023 - Veterans' Benefits Improvement Act of 2008 (Sen. Akaka – Veterans’ Affairs)

15)   H.R. 6980 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to increase the amount of the Medal of Honor special pension provided under that title by up to $1,000. (Rep. Brown (SC) – Veterans’ Affairs)


Postponed Suspension Votes (20 Bills):

1)     H.R. 160 - Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Battlefield Protection Act (Rep. Holt – Natural Resources)

2)     H.R. 2933 - Civil War Battlefield Preservation Act of 2008 (Rep. Gary Miller (CA) - Natural Resources)

3)     H.R. 4828 - Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park Boundary Expansion and Redesignation Act of 2008 (Rep. Ortiz – Natural Resources)

4)     S. 2606 - To reauthorize the United States Fire Administration, and for other purposes (Sen. Dodd – Science and Technology)

5)     H.R. 6323 - To establish a research, development, demonstration, and commercial application program to promote research of appropriate technologies for heavy duty plug-in hybrid vehicles, and for other purposes (Rep. Sensenbrenner – Science and Technology)

6)     H.Con.Res. 255 - Expressing the sense of Congress regarding the U.S. commitment to preservation of religious and cultural sites and condemning instances where sites are desecrated   (Rep. Ferguson – Foreign Affairs)

7)     H.Res. 1451 - Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Establishment Resolution (Rep. McGovern – Foreign Affairs)

8)     H.Res. 1461 - Recognizing the Tenth Anniversary of the terrorist bombings of the United States embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and the memorializing of the citizens and families of the United States, Kenya and Tanzania whose lives were lost or who were injured as a result of these attacks  (Rep. Scott (GA) – Foreign Affairs)

9)     H.R. 758 - The Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2007 (Rep. DeLauro – Energy and Commerce)

10)   H.R. 6469 - The Stephanie Tubbs Jones Organ Transplant Authorization Act of 2008 (Rep. DeGette – Energy and Commerce)

11)   H.R. 1532 - Comprehensive Tuberculosis Elimination Act of 2007 (Rep. Gene Green (TX) – Energy and Commerce)

12)   H.R. 2994 - National Pain Care Policy Act of 2007 (Rep. Capps – Energy and Commerce)

13)   H.R. 5265 - Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance, Research and Education Amendments of 2008 (Rep. Engel – Energy and Commerce)

14)   H.R. 6901 - Meth Free Families and Communities Act (Rep. Hooley – Energy and Commerce)

15)   H.Con.Res. 393 - Supporting the Goals and Ideals of National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month (Rep. Pickering – Energy and Commerce)

16)   H.Res. 988 - Designating the month of March 2008 as "MRSA Awareness Month" (Rep. Matheson – Energy and Commerce)

17)   H.R. 1014 - Heart Disease Education, Analysis Research, and Treatment for Women Act (Rep. Capps – Energy and Commerce)

18)   H.R. 4544 - Code Talkers Recognition Act of 2008 (Rep. Boren – Financial Services)

19)   H.R. 6950 - Stephanie Tubbs Jones Gift of Life Medal Act of 2008 (Rep. Stark – Financial Services)

20)   H.R. 3018 - Family Self-Sufficiency Act of 2007 (Rep. Biggert – Financial Services)



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