THE NIGHTLY LEADER: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2009

For Immediate Release:

October 27, 2009

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Stephanie Lundberg
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HOUSE FLOOR WRAP-UP FOR OCTOBER 27, 2009

 

Considered and Passed:

 

 Motion to Go To Conferece on H.R. 2996 - Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 (Rep. Dicks – Appropriations)

 

o    Motion to Instruct Conferees - Passed

·         Offered by Mr. Simpson (ID) (267-147)

 

Bills Adopted Under Suspension of the Rules (2):

 

1.       H.R. 2489 - AmericaView Geospatial Imagery Mapping Program Act (Rep. Herseth Sandlin - Natural Resources)

2.       H.Res. 854 - Recognizing Weber State University for the 120th anniversary of its founding as an institution of higher education (Rep. Bishop (UT) - Education and Labor)

 

Postponed Suspension Votes (4):

 

1.       H.Res. 824 - Congratulating the Northwestern University Wildcats on winning the 2009 NCAA women's lacrosse championship, and to commend Northwestern University for its pursuit of athletic and academic excellence (Rep. Schakowsky - Education and Labor)

2.       H.Res. 838 - Welcoming to the United States and to Washington, DC, His All Holiness Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome, Ecumenical Patriarch on his upcoming trip on October 20, 2009, through November 6, 2009 (Rep. Bilirakis - Foreign Affairs)

3.       H.Res. 784 - Honoring the 2560th anniversary of the birth of Confucius and recognizing his invaluable contributions to philosophy and social and political thought (Rep. Al Green - Foreign Affairs)

4.     S.Con.Res. 45 - A concurrent resolution encouraging the Government of Iran to allow Joshua Fattal, Shane Bauer, and Sarah Shourd to reunite with their families in the United States as soon as possible (Sen. Specter - Foreign Affairs)