THE NIGHTLY LEADER: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2010

For Immediate Release:

February 23, 2010

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Stephanie Lundberg
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HOUSE FLOOR WRAP-UP FOR FEBRUARY 23, 2010

Considered and Passed:

H.R. 2314 - Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009 (Rep. Abercrombie – Natural Resources) (245 - 164)

-      Amendment – Passed (1):

·         Abercrombie (HI) Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute

 

-      Amendments – Failed (2):

·         Hastings (WA) Amendment

·         Flake Amendment

 

Bills Adopted Under Suspension of the Rules (7):

 

1.       H.Res. 1039 - Supporting the goals and ideals of American Heart Month and National Wear Red Day (Rep. Lee (NY) - Oversight and Government Reform)

2.       H.Res. 1046 - Recognizing the significance of Black History Month (Rep. Al Green - Oversight and Government Reform)

3.       H.Res. 1066 - Recognizing the bravery and efforts of the United States Armed Forces, local first responders, and other members of Operation Unified Response for their swift and coordinated action in light of the devastation wrought upon the nation of Haiti after a horrific 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Port-Au-Prince and surrounding cities on January 12, 2010 (Rep. Meek - Armed Services)

4.       H.Res. 1059 - Honoring the heroism of the seven United States Agency for International Development and Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance supported urban search and rescue teams deployed to Haiti from New York City, New York, Fairfax County, Virginia, Los Angeles County, California, Miami, Florida, Miami-Dade County, Florida, and Virginia Beach, Virginia, and commending their dedication and assistance in the aftermath of the January 12, 2010 Haitian earthquake (Rep. McMahon - Foreign Affairs)

5.       H.Res. 1048 - Commending the efforts and honoring the work of the men and women of USNS Comfort and the United States Navy in the immediate response to those affected by the earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010 (Rep. Tim Murphy - Foreign Affairs)

6.       H.R. 3695 - Billy's Law (Rep. Murphy (CT) - Judiciary)

7.       H.Res. 274 - Expressing support for designation of March as National Nutrition Month (Rep. Castor - Energy and Commerce)

 

Postponed Suspension Votes (4):

 

1.       H.Res. 1074 - Honoring the life of Miep Gies, who aided Anne Frank's family while they were in hiding and preserved her diary for future generations (Rep. Kilroy - Foreign Affairs)

2.       H.Res. 944 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives on religious minorities in Iraq (Rep. Peters - Foreign Affairs)  

3.       H.Con.Res. 227 - Supporting the goals and ideals of National Urban Crimes Awareness Week (Rep. Towns - Judiciary)

4.    H.Res. 1085 - Honoring and celebrating the contributions of African-Americans to the transportation and infrastructure of the United States (Rep. Brown (FL) - Transportation and Infrastructure)