Week of October 20, 2003

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Floor items that you may want to do press on for the week of October 20th:

  • H.J.Res. 73 - Making Further Continuing Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2004
  • Brown (OH) Motion to Instruct Conferees on H.R. 1 - Medicare Prescription Drug and Modernization Act of 2003.
  • Woolsey Motion to Instruct Conferees on H.R. 1308 - the Child Tax Credit.  
  • Markey Motion to Instruct Conferees on H.R. 6 - Energy Policy Act of 2003. 
  • Motion to go to Conference on H.R. 3289 - Supplemental Appropriations Act for FY04 - Democratic Motion to Instruct.

H.J.Res. 73 - Making Further Continuing Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2004

This bill provides for the enactment of the House-passed version of the six appropriations bills not yet passed by the Senate: Agriculture, Commerce-Justice-State, District of Columbia, Foreign Operations, Transportation-Treasury, and Veterans-HUD.  This bill also provides temporary funding for the Federal government through Friday, November 7 at the FY03 rate.

Attached is information to help you do press regarding the Continuing Resolution and how it is another example of Republican mismanagement of the federal government:

  • Floor statement from House Democratic WhipSteny Hoyer
  • Floor statement from Rules Committee Ranking Member Martin Frost

Brown (OH) Motion to Instruct Conferees on H.R. 1 - Medicare Prescription Drug and Modernization Act of 2003

This motion instructs conferees to reject the House-passed "premium support" provision that would turn Medicare into a voucher program.

Attached is information to help you do press:

  • Talking points from the Office of the Democratic Leader

Woolsey Motion to Instruct Conferees on H.R. 1308 - the Child Tax Credit

This motion instructs conferees to insist on the Senate-passed Child Tax Credit measure and is identical to the one that passed in the House on June 12th, 205-201.  It also instructs Conferees to report out a conference report no later than the second legislative day after adoption of this motion.

Attached is information to help you do press:

  • Talking points from the Office of the Democratic Leader

Markey Motion to Instruct Conferees on H.R. 6 - Energy Policy Act of 2003

The motion instructs conferees to insist on House provisions related to nuclear safety and Homeland security.

Attached is information to help you do press:

  • Talking points from the Office of the Democratic Leader

Motion to go to Conference on H.R. 3289 - Supplemental Appropriations Act for FY04 - Democratic Motion to Instruct

Attached is information to help you do press:

  • Talking points from the Office of the Democratic Leader

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