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The Weekly Leader - Steny Hoyer
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FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2008

First Vote of the Week…
Last Vote Predicted…
Tuesday 6:30 p.m.
  Friday p.m.
Legislative Program - 51600 | Floor Information - 57400 | Whip Information - 63210

MONDAY, JULY 28, 2008

On Monday, the House will meet in Pro Forma Session at 11:00 a.m. 


TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2008

On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:30 a.m. for Morning Hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business with votes postponed until 6:30 p.m. 


Suspensions (32 Bills):  

1)     H.R. 6340 - To designate the Federal building and United States Courthouse located at 300 Quarropas Street in White Plains, New York, as the "Charles L. Brieant, Jr. Federal Building and United States Courthouse". (Rep. Lowey – Transportation and Infrastructure)

2)     H.R. 5170 - Department of Homeland Security Component Privacy Officer Act of 2008 (Rep. Carney – Homeland Security) 

3)     H.R. 5983 - Homeland Security Network Defense and Accountability Act of 2008 (Rep. Langevin – Homeland Security)

4)     H.R. 5531 - Next Generation Radiation Screening Act of 2008 (Rep. Peter King – Homeland Security)

5)     H.R. 2490 - To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct a pilot program for the mobile biometric identification in the maritime environment of aliens unlawfully attempting to enter the United States (Rep. Bilirakis – Homeland Security)

6)     H.R. 6193 - Improving Public Access to Documents Act of 2008 (Rep. Harman – Homeland Security)

7)     H.R. 3815 - Homeland Security Open Source Information Enhancement Act of 2008 (Rep. Perlmutter – Homeland Security)

8)     H.R. 6098 Personnel Reimbursement for Intelligence Cooperation and Enhancement of Homeland Security Act (Rep. Reichert – Homeland Security)

9)     H.R. 6576 – The Reducing Information Control Designations Act (Rep. Waxman – Oversight and Government Reform)

10)   H.R. 6073 To provide that Federal employees receiving their pay by electronic funds transfer shall be given the option of receiving their pay stubs electronically (Rep. Foxx – Oversight and Government Reform)

11)   H.R. 6113 - To amend title 44, United States Code, to require each agency to include a contact telephone number in its collection of information would assist people with filling out government forms (Rep. Boyda – Oversight and Government Reform)

12)   H.Res. 194 - Apologizing for the enslavement and racial segregation of African-Americans (Rep. Cohen – Judiciary) 

13)   H.Res. 1357 - Recognizing the significance of the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 by President Ronald Reagan and the greatness of America in her ability to admit and remedy past mistakes (Rep. Matsui – Judiciary) 

14)   H.R. 6083 - To authorize funding for the National Advocacy Center (Rep. Spratt – Judiciary)

15)   S. 3295 - A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, and the Trademark Act of 1946 to provide that the Secretary of Commerce, in consultation with the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, shall appoint administrative patent judges and administrative trademark judges, and for other purposes (Sen. Leahy - Judiciary)

16)   H.Res. 1324 - Requesting that the President focus appropriate attention on neighborhood crime prevention and community policing, and coordinate certain Federal efforts to participate in National Night Out, which occurs the first Tuesday of August each year, including by supporting local efforts and community watch groups and by supporting local officials, to promote community safety and help provide homeland security (Rep. Stupak – Judiciary)

17)   H.R. 6445 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to prohibit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from collecting certain copayments from veterans who are catastrophically disabled (Rep. Cazayoux – Veterans’ Affairs)

18)   H.R. 1527 - Rural Veterans Access to Care Act (Rep. Moran (KS) – Veterans’ Affairs)

19)   H.R. 2192 – To amend title 38, United States Code, to establish an Ombudsman within the Department of Veterans Affairs (Rep. Hodes – Veterans’ Affairs)

20)   H.R. 4255 - United States Olympic Committee Paralympic Program Act of 2008 (Rep. Filner – Veterans’ Affairs)

21)   H.R. 6225 - Injunctive Relief for Veterans Act of 2008 (Rep. Herseth Sandlin – Veterans’ Affairs)

22)   H.R. 6221 - Veteran-Owned Small Business Protection and Clarification Act of 2008 (Rep. Boozman – Veterans’ Affairs)

23)   H.R. 674 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to repeal the provision of law requiring termination of the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans as of December 31, 2009 (Rep. Gutierrez – Veterans’ Affairs)

24)   H.R. 5892 Veterans Disability Benefits Claims Modernization Act of 2008 (Rep. Hall (NY) – Veterans’ Affairs)

25)   H.Res. 1332 - Recognizing the importance of connecting foster youth to the workforce through internship programs, and encouraging employers to increase employment of former foster youth. (Rep. Cardoza – Education and Labor)

26)   H.Res. 1288 - Supporting the goals and ideals of National Campus Safety Awareness Month (Rep. Sestak – Education and Labor)

27)   H.Res. 901 - Congratulating University of Florida Quarterback Timothy "Tim" Tebow for winning the Heisman Trophy and honoring both his athletic and academic achievements (Rep. Crenshaw –Education and Labor) 

28)   H.Res. 1151 - Congratulating the University of Tennessee women's basketball team for winning the 2008 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Women's Basketball Championship (Rep. Duncan – Education and Labor)

29)   H.R. 6560 - To establish an earned import allowance program under Public Law 109-53, and for other purposes (Rep. Rangel – Ways and Means) 

30)   H.R. 6580 - The Hubbard Act of 2008 (Rep. Kind – Ways and Means)

31)   H.R. 6513  - Securities Act of 2008 (Rep. Kanjorski – Financial Services)

32)   H.R. 6309  - Lead-Safe Housing for Kids Act (Rep. Ellison – Financial Services)



On Wednesday and Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for legislative business.  On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business.


Suspensions (15 Bills):

1)     H.R. 6456 - To provide for extensions of certain authorities of the Department of State (Rep. Berman – Foreign Affairs)

2)     H.Con.Res. 361 -  Commemorating Irena Sendler, a woman whose bravery saved the lives of thousands during the Holocaust and remembering her legacy of courage, selflessness, and hope (Rep. Schakowsky – Foreign Affairs)

3)     H.Res. 1266 - Congratulating Albania and Croatia on being invited to begin accession talks with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and expressing support for continuing to enlarge the alliance (Rep. Gallegly – Foreign Affairs)  

4)     H.Res. 1279 - Recognizing the Special Olympics' 40th anniversary (Rep. Terry – Foreign Affairs)

5)     H.Res. 1370 - Calling on the Government of the People’s Republic of China to immediately end abuses of the human rights of its citizens, to cease repression of Tibetan and Uighur citizens, and to end its support for the Governments of Sudan and Burma to ensure that the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games take place in an atmosphere that honors the Olympic traditions of freedom and openness (Rep. Berman – Foreign Affairs)

6)     H.Res. 1369 - Recognizing nongovernmental organizations working to bring just and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians (Rep. Lee – Foreign Affairs)

7)     H.Con.Res. 374 - Supporting the spirit of peace and desire for unity displayed in the letter from 138 leading Muslim scholars, and in the Pope's response (Rep. Wamp – Foreign Affairs)

8)     H.Con.Res. 358 - Commending the members of the Nevada Army National Guard and Air National Guard for their service to the State of Nevada and the United States (Rep. Heller – Armed Services)

9)     H.Res. 415 - Honoring Edward Day Cohota, Joseph L. Pierce, and other veterans of Asian and Pacific Islander descent who fought in the United States Civil War (Rep. Honda – Armed Services)

10)   H.Res. 1248 - Recognizing the service of the USS Farenholt and her men who served our Nation with valor and bravery in the South Pacific during World War II (Rep. Ellsworth – Armed Services)

11)   H.Res. 1316 - Honoring the service of the Navy and Coast Guard veterans who served on the Landing Ship Tank (LST) amphibious landing craft during World War II, the Korean war, the Vietnam war, Operation Desert Storm, and global operations through 2002 and recognizing the essential role played by LST amphibious craft during these conflicts (Rep. McGovern – Armed Services)

12)   H.Con.Res. 296 - Expressing support for the designation of August 2008 as "National Heat Stroke Awareness Month" to raise awareness and encourage prevention of heat stroke (Rep. Boozman – Energy and Commerce)

13)   H.Res. 896 - Primary Lateral Sclerosis Awareness Month Act (Rep. Baca – Energy and Commerce)

14)   H.R. 3957 - The Water Use Efficiency and Conservation Research Act (Rep. Matheson – Science and Technology)

15)   H.R. 2339 - The Produced Water Utilization Act of 2007 (Rep. Hall (TX) – Science and Technology)


H.R. 6599 - The Military Construction and Veterans Affairs FY09 Appropriations bill (Rep. Edwards (TX) – Appropriations) (Subject to a Rule)


H.R. 1338 - Paycheck Fairness Act (Rep. DeLauro – Education and Labor) (Subject to a Rule)


* Conference Reports may be brought up at any time.

* Motions to go to Conference should they become available.      

* Possible Motions to Instruct Conferees.