The House stands in recess subject to the call of the Chair.  At approximately 3:30 p.m., the House will reconvene and take the following votes on H.R. 2546:
  1. DeGette Amendment – Makes changes to Title I – Colorado Wilderness and designates an additional 60,000 acres of wilderness – 15 minutes
  2. McClintock Amendment #2 – Authorizes local counties to veto Congressionally approved wilderness designations – 2 minutes
  3. McClintock Amendment #3 – Allows the Secretary of Agriculture or the Secretary of the Interior to veto wilderness and wild and scenic river designations authorized by Congress under this Act if the areas do not meet the definition of wilderness in the Wilderness Actor the criteria for designation under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act – 2 minutes
  4. Panetta Amendment – States that the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture may manage for fire, insects, and diseases in wilderness areas designated by this Act – 2 minutes
  5. Westerman Amendment #6 – Allows the Secretary of Agriculture or Secretary of the Interior to exempt from wilderness designations under the Act any area determined by the Secretary to be at high risk of wildfire – 2 minutes
  6. Westerman Amendment #7 – Strikes all designations of “potential” wilderness under the bill – 2 minutes
  7. Cunningham Amendment – Ensures that military aircraft overflights, units of special air space, and flight training routes are allowed over wilderness areas designated by this Act – 2 minutes
  8. Tipton Amendment #9 – Strikes wilderness additions in the 3rd Congressional District of Colorado – 2 minutes
    10 minutes of debate on the motion to recommit
  9. Republican Motion to Recommit on H.R. 2546 – VOTE NO – 5 minutes
  10. Final Passage of H.R. 2546 Protecting America’s Wilderness Act (Rep. DeGette – Natural Resources) – VOTE YES – 5 minutes
These are the last votes for the day

If you have any questions please contact: Shuwanza Goff, Ray Salazar, or Deborah Rowe at 5-3130.