THE NIGHTLY WHIP: THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011

For Immediate Release:

May 5, 2011

Contact:

Katie GrantDaniel Reilly, 202-225-3130

Considered and Passed:

Ordering the Previous Question to deny the Polis Amendment on H.Res. 245 - Would allow for Mr. Bishop of New York’s bill, H.R. 1689 – Big Oil Welfare Repeal Act of 2011, to be considered.  H.R. 1689 would amend the Internal Revenue Code to prohibit major integrated oil companies (the Big 5) from receiving a tax deduction for domestic oil and natural gas production activities (Section 199 of the Code) (241 - 171)

H.R. 1230 - Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act (Rep. Hastings (WA) – Natural Resources) (266 - 149)

- Amendments – Not Adopted (2):
·  Holt (NJ) Amendment
·  Connolly (VA)/Moran (VA)/Sarbanes (MD) Amendment
 
- Motion to Recommit Amendment – Not Adopted:
·  Offered by Rep. Lujan (171 - 238)