THE NIGHTLY LEADER: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2009

For Immediate Release:

October 1, 2009

Contact:Katie Grant
Stephanie Lundberg

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Office of the Majority Leader - Steny Hoyer

HOUSE FLOOR WRAP-UP FOR OCTOBER 1, 2009

Considered and Passed:

Conference Report on H.R. 3183 - Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 (Rep. Pastor – Appropriations) (308-114)

Motion to Go to Conference on H.R. 2892 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010 (Rep. Price (NC) – Appropriations)

Ø  Motion to Instruct Conferees – Passed

·         Offered by Mr. Rogers (KY) (258-163)

Bills Adopted Under Suspension of the Rules (5):

  1. H.Res. 731 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the employees of the Department of Homeland Security, their partners at all levels of government, and the millions of emergency response providers and law enforcement agents nationwide should be commended for their dedicated service on the Nation's front lines in the war against acts of terrorism (Rep. Clarke - Homeland Security)
  2. H.Res. 517 - Congratulating the University of Washington women's softball team for winning the 2009 Women's College World Series (Rep. McDermott - Education and Labor)
  3. H.Res. 487 - Recognizing the 100th anniversary of the State News at Michigan State University (Rep. Rogers (MI) - Education and Labor)
  4. H.Res. 692 - Supporting the goals and ideals of Tay-Sachs Awareness Month (Rep. Arcuri - Energy and Commerce) 
  5. H.Con.Res. 151 - Expressing the sense of Congress that China release democratic activist Liu Xiaobo from imprisonment (Rep. Minnick - Foreign Affairs)