THE NIGHTLY LEADER: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2009

For Immediate Release:

October 6, 2009

Contact:Katie Grant
Stephanie Lundberg
(202) 225 - 3130
Office of the Majority Leader - Steny Hoyer

HOUSE FLOOR WRAP-UP FOR OCTOBER 6, 2009

 

Considered and Passed:

 

Motion to Go to Conference on H.R. 2647 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (Rep. Skelton – Armed Services)

 

Ø  Motion to Instruct Conferees – Failed

·         Offered by Mr. Forbes (VA) (178-234)

 

Bills Adopted Under Suspension of the Rules (4):

 

  1. H.Res. 707 - Expressing support for designation of the week of September 13, 2009, as Adult Education and Family Literacy Week (Rep. Polis - Education and Labor)
  2. H.Res. 167 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives supporting the goals and ideals of Campus Fire Safety Month (Rep. Pascrell - Education and Labor)
  3. H.Res. 741 - Expressing support for designation of October 8, 2009, as national Jumpstart's "Read for the Record Day" (Rep. Markey (CO) - Education and Labor)
  4. H.Res. 710 - Supporting the goals and ideals of "National Estuaries Day" (Rep. Castor - Natural Resources)

 

Bill Adopted By Unanimous Consent (1):

 

  1. S.Con.Res. 42 - Providing for the acceptance of a statue of Helen Keller, presented by the people of Alabama (Sen. Sessions – House Administration)

 

Postponed Suspension Votes (3): 

  1. H.Res. 650 - Recognizing that country music has made a tremendous contribution to American life and culture and declaring country music to be a uniquely American art form (Rep. Stearns - Education and Labor)
  2. H.Res. 701 - To recognize the Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve as a unique and precious ecosystem (Rep. Moran (VA) - Natural Resources)
  3. H.Res. 795 - Honoring the people of Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and the Flight 93 Ambassadors for their efforts in creating the Flight 93 temporary memorial and encouraging the completion of the National Park Service Flight 93 National Memorial by the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001 (Rep. Shuster - Natural Resources)