THE DAILY LEADER: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010

For Immediate Release:

December 14, 2010

Contact:

Katie GrantDaniel Reilly, 202-225-3130

House Meets At: First Vote Predicted: Last Vote Predicted:

10:00 a.m.: Legislative Business

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Evening

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

H.R. 2965 – Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010 (Reps. Patrick Murphy/Hoyer – Armed Services) (Subject to a Rule)

Possible Further Action on H.R. 4853 – Middle Class Tax Relief Act of 2010 (Rep. Levin – Ways and Means) (If amended by the Senate)
 
Suspensions (21 Bills)
  1. H.R. 6494 - To amend the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 to improve the Littoral Combat Ship program of the Navy (Rep. Taylor - Armed Services)
  2. H.Res. 1761 - Congratulating Auburn University quarterback and College Park, Georgia, native Cameron Newton on winning the 2010 Heisman Trophy for being the most outstanding college football player in the United States (Rep. Rogers (AL) - Education and Labor)
  3. S. 4010 - A bill for the relief of Shigeru Yamada (Sen. Feinstein - Judiciary)
  4. S. 1774 - A bill for the relief of Hotaru Nakama Ferschke (Sen. Webb - Judiciary)
  5. S. 3036 - National Alzheimer's Project Act (Sen. Bayh - Energy and Commerce)
  6. H.Res. 1600 - Supporting the critical role of the physician assistant profession and supporting the goals and ideals of National Physician Assistant Week (Rep. McCollum - Energy and Commerce)
  7. S. 3199 - Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act of 2010 (Sen. Snowe - Energy and Commerce)
  8. S. 30 - Truth in Caller ID Act (Sen. Nelson (FL) - Energy and Commerce)
  9. S. 841 - Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act (Sen. Kerry - Energy and Commerce)
  10. S. 3386 - Restore Online Shoppers' Confidence Act (Sen. Rockefeller - Energy and Commerce)
  11. H.R. 4337 - Regulated Investment Company Modernization Act (Rep. Rangel - Ways and Means)
  12. H.R. 6517 - Omnibus Trade Act of 2010 (Rep. Levin - Ways and Means)
  13. S. 3860 - A bill to require reports on the management of Arlington National Cemetery (Sen. McCaskill - Veterans' Affairs)
  14. S. 3447 - Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Improvements Act of 2010 (Sen. Akaka - Veterans' Affairs)
  15. H.Res. __ - Supporting a negotiated solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and condemning unilateral declarations of a Palestinian state (Rep. Berman - Foreign Affairs)
  16. S. 987 - International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act of 2010 (Sen. Durbin - Foreign Affairs)
  17. H.Res. 20 - Calling on the State Department to list the Socialist Republic of Vietnam as a "Country of Particular Concern" with respect to religious freedom. (Rep. Royce - Foreign Affairs)
  18. H.Res. 1757 - Providing for the approval of final regulations issued by the Office of Compliance to implement the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 that apply to the House of Representatives and employees of the House of Representatives (Rep. Brady (PA) - House Administration)
  19. S.Con.Res. 77 - A concurrent resolution to provide for the approval of final regulations issued by the Office of Compliance to implement the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 that apply to certain legislative branch employing offices and their covered employees (Sen. Schumer - House Administration)
  20. H.R. 5493 - To provide for the furnishing of statues by the District of Columbia for display in Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol (Rep. Norton - House Administration)
  21. H.Res. 1377 - Honoring the accomplishments of Norman Yoshio Mineta (Rep. Honda - House Administration)
Postponed Suspension Votes (5 Bills):
  1. S.Con.Res. 72 - A concurrent resolution recognizing the 45th anniversary of the White House Fellows Program (Sen. Brownback - Oversight and Government Reform)
  2. H.R. 6205 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1449 West Avenue in Bronx, New York, as the "Private Isaac T. Cortes Post Office" (Rep. Crowley - Oversight and Government Reform)
  3. H.Res. 1743 - Congratulating Gerda Weissmann Klein on being selected to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom (Rep. Mitchell - Oversight and Government Reform)
  4. H.R. 5446 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 600 Florida Avenue in Cocoa, Florida, as the "Harry T. and Harriette Moore Post Office" (Rep. Posey - Oversight and Government Reform)
  5. H.Res. 1759 - Expressing support for designation of January 23rd as "Ed Roberts Day" (Rep. George Miller - Education and Labor)
* Conference Reports may be brought up at any time.
* Motions to go to Conference should they become available.
* Possible Motions to Instruct Conferees.
 
The Daily Quote

" After hearing powerful testimony from Secretary of Defense Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mullen, and reviewing the results of the Pentagon report, I remain convinced that the ‘Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy,’ implemented under President Clinton, should be repealed. And, I agree with Secretary Gates that the issue should be decided by Congress, not the courts.”

    -   Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), 12/3/2010
 
“After reviewing the DOD report and the testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee by Defense Secretary Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mullen, I have concluded that it is time to repeal the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ law… I agree with Defense Secretary Gates’ view that the military can successfully implement a repeal of the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ law provided that proper preparations are implemented.”
 
    -   Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), 12/8/2010
 
“Having reviewed the Pentagon [‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’] report, having spoken to active and retired military service members, and having discussed the matter privately with Defense Secretary Gates and others, I accept the findings of the report and support repeal based on the Secretary’s recommendations that repeal will be implemented only when the battle effectiveness of the forces is assured and proper preparations have been completed.”
 
    -   Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), 12/3/2010