THE WEEKLY LEADER: WEEK OF MAY 19, 2008

For Immediate Release:

May 16, 2008

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FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2008

 
First Vote of the Week…
 
Last Vote Predicted…

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Legislative Program - 51600 | Floor Information - 57400 | Whip Information - 63210

MONDAY, MAY 19, 2008

The House will meet at 10:30 a.m. for morning hour debate and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.  Members are advised that no votes are expected on Monday. 

 

Suspensions (35 Bills):

1)     H.Con.Res. 300 - Recognizing the necessity for the United States to maintain its significant leadership role in improving the health and promoting the resiliency of coral reef ecosystems, and for other purposes (Rep. Bordallo – Natural Resources)

2)     S.J.Res. 17 - A joint resolution directing the United States to initiate international discussions and take necessary steps with other Nations to negotiate an agreement for managing migratory and transboundary fish stocks in the Arctic Ocean (Sen. Stevens (AK) – Natural Resources)   

3)     H.Con.Res. 325 - Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Mackinac Island State Park Commission's Historical Preservation and Museum Program, which began on June 15, 1958 (Rep. Stupak – Natural Recourses)

4)     H.Res. 1074 - Honoring the 60th anniversary of the commencement of the carving of the Crazy Horse Memorial (Rep. Herseth–Sandlin – Natural Resources)

5)     H.R. 1464 - To assist in the conservation of rare felids and rare canids by supporting and providing financial resources for the conservation programs of nations within the range of rare felid and rare canid populations and projects of persons with demonstrated expertise in the conservation of rare felid and rare canid populations (Rep. Udall (NM) – Natural Resources)  

6)     H.R. 1771 - To assist in the conservation of cranes by supporting and providing, through projects of persons and organizations with expertise in crane conservation, financial resources for the conservation programs of countries the activities of which directly or indirectly affect cranes and the ecosystems of cranes (Rep. Baldwin – Natural Resources)

7)     H.R. 3323 - To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey a water distribution system to the Goleta Water District, and for other purposes (Rep. Capps – Natural Resources)  

8)     H.R. 2649 - To make amendments to the Reclamation Projects Authorization and Adjustment Act of 1992 (Rep. Bilbray – Natural Resources)  

9)     H.R. 4841 - To approve, ratify, and confirm the settlement agreement entered into to resolve claims by the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians relating to alleged interferences with the water resources of the Tribe, to authorize and direct the Secretary of the Interior to execute and perform the Settlement Agreement and related waivers, and for other purposes (Rep. Bono Mack – Natural Resources)  

10)   H.Res. 1144 - Expressing support for designation of a "Frank Sinatra Day" on May 13, 2008, in honor of the dedication of the Frank Sinatra commemorative stamp (Rep. Serrano – Oversight and Government Reform)

11)   H.Con.Res. 334 - Supporting the goals and objectives of a National Military Appreciation Month. (Rep. Shays – Oversight and Government Reform)

12)   H.Res. 1152 - Honoring Arnold Palmer for his distinguished career in the sport of golf and his commitment to excellence and sportsmanship Michael Ferguson, Arnold Palmer (Rep. Ferguson - Oversight and Government Reform)

13)   H.Res. 1132 - Supporting the goals and ideals of Peace Officers Memorial Day (Rep. Poe – Oversight and Government Reform)

14)   H.Res. 1153 - Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (Rep. Hirono - Oversight and Government Reform)

15)   H.Res. 1026 - Recognizing the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Congressional Club (Rep. Bishop (GA) - Oversight and Government Reform)

16)   H.R. 752 - Federal Electronic Equipment Donation Act of 2007 (Rep. Butterfield - Oversight and Government Reform)

17)   H.R. 5787 - Federal Real Property Disposal Enhancement Act of 2008 (Rep. Moore (KS) -Oversight and Government Reform)

18)   H.Res. 1142 – Recognizing May 25, 2008, as National Missing Children's Day (Rep. Lampson – Education and Labor)

19)   H.Res. 1147 – Congratulating the Northern Kentucky University Norse women's basketball team, champions of the 2008 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II tournament (Rep. Davis (KY) – Education and Labor)

20)   H.R. 2744 – Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act (Rep. Bishop (NY) – Education and Labor)

21)   H.Res. 1137 - Supporting the goals and ideals of National Public Works Week (Rep. Oberstar – Transportation and Infrastructure)

22)   H.Con.Res. 309 - Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run (Rep. Norton – Transportation and Infrastructure)

23)   H.Res. 339 - Supporting the goals of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month (Rep. Burgess – Transportation and Infrastructure)

24)   H.Con.Res. 305 - Recognizing the importance of bicycling in transportation and recreation (Rep. Blumenauer – Transportation and Infrastructure)

25)   H.R. 6074 - Gas Price Relief for Consumers Act of 2008 – (Rep. Kagen – Judiciary)

26)   S. 2168 - Identity Theft Enforcement and Restitution Act of 2007 (Sen. Leahy – Judiciary)

27)   H.R. 3480 - Let Our Veterans Rest in Peace Act of 2007 (Rep. Carney – Judiciary)

28)   S. 2829 - A bill to make technical corrections to section 1244 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, which provides special immigrant status for certain Iraqis, and for other purposes (Sen. Kennedy – Judiciary)

29)   H.R. 5571 - To extend for 5 years the program relating to waiver of the foreign country residence requirement with respect to international medical graduates (Rep. Lofgren – Judiciary)

30)   H.Res. __ - Commemoration of President Lyndon Baines Johnson on the occasion his birthday centennial (Rep. Sheila Jackson–Lee – Judiciary)

31)   H.Res. 1106 - Expressing support for designation of April 2008 as "National Autism Awareness Month" and supporting efforts to devote new resources to research into the causes and treatment of autism and to improve training and support for individuals with autism and those who care for individuals with autism (Rep. Reichert – Energy and Commerce)

32)   H.Res. 1124 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that there should be established a National Brain Tumor Awareness Month (Rep. Schakowsky – Energy and Commerce)

33)   H.Res. 1022 - Reducing maternal mortality both at home and abroad (Rep. Capps – Energy and Commerce)

34)   H.Con.Res. 134 - Expressing the sense of the Congress that there should be established a Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month to enhance public awareness of mental illness, especially within minority communities (Rep. Wynn – Energy and Commerce)

35)   H.Res. 369 Supporting the goals and ideals of National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month (Rep. Berkley – Energy and Commerce)

 

TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2008 AND THE BALANCE OF THE WEEK

The House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for Morning Hour and at 10:00 a.m. for legislative business.  On Wednesday and Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for legislative business.  On Friday, no votes are expected in the House

 

Suspensions (20 Bills):

1)     H.R. 6081 - The Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax Act of 2008 (Rep. Rangel – Ways and Means)

2)     H.Res. 1185 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Congress should recognize the important contributions of Americans who serve as foster parents and, in doing so, unselfishly open their homes and family lives to children in need (Rep. McDermott – Ways and Means)  

3)     H.Res. __ - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that youth who age out of foster care should be given special care and attention (Rep. Lewis (GA) – Ways and Means)

4)     H.Res. 1054 - Honoring the service and achievements of women in the Armed Forces and female veterans (Rep. Davis (CA) – Armed Services)

5)     H.Res. 986 - Recognizing the courage and sacrifice of those members of the United States Armed Forces who were held as prisoners of war during the Vietnam conflict and calling for a full accounting of the 1,729 members of the Armed Forces who remain unaccounted for from the Vietnam conflict (Rep. Boehner – Armed Services)

6)     H.Res. 961 - Commending the Alaska Army National Guard for its service to the State of Alaska and the citizens of the United States (Rep. Young (AK) – Armed Services)

7)     H.Con.Res. 32 - Honoring the members of the United States Air Force who were killed in the June 25, 1996, terrorist bombing of the Khobar Towers United States military housing compound near Dhahran, Saudi Arabia (Rep. Miller (FL) – Armed Services)

8)     H.R. 2790 - To establish the position of Director of Physician Assistant Services within the office of the Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Health as amended (Rep. Hare – Veterans’ Affairs)

9)     H.R. 3681 - Veterans Benefits Awareness Act of 2007 (Rep. Boozman – Veterans’ Affairs)

10)   H.R. 3819 - Veterans Emergency Care Fairness Act of 2007 (Rep. Space – Veterans’ Affairs)

11)   H.R. 3889 – To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a longitudinal study of the vocational rehabilitation programs administered by the Secretary (Rep. Boozman – Veterans’ Affairs)

12)   H.R. 5554 - Veterans Substance Use Disorders Prevention and Treatment Act of 2008 (Rep. Michaud – Veterans’ Affairs)

13)   H.R. 5664 - To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to update at least once every six years the plans and specifications for specially adapted housing furnished to veterans by the Secretary (Rep. Rodriguez – Veterans’ Affairs)

14)   H.R. 5729 - Spina Bifida Health Care Program Expansion Act (Rep. Ellsworth – Veterans’ Affairs)

15)   H.R. 5826 - Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2008 (Rep. Rodriguez – Veterans’ Affairs)

16)   H.R. 5856  - Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Facility Authorization and Lease Act of 2008 (Rep. Michaud – Veterans’ Affairs)

17)   H.R. 6048 - To amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to provide for the protection of child custody arrangements for parents who are members of the Armed Forces deployed in support of a contingency operation (Rep. Turner – Veterans’ Affairs)

18)   S. 3029 - To provide for an additional temporary extension of programs under the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 through February 28, 2009, and for other purposes (Sen. Kerry – Small Business)

19)   H.Res. 1195 - Expressing condolences and sympathy to the people of the People’s Republic of China for the grave loss of life and vast destruction caused by the massive earthquake centered in Sichuan Province (Rep. Wu – Foreign Affairs)

20)   H.Res. 1194 - Reaffirming the support of the House of Representatives for the legitimate, democratically-elected Government of Lebanon under Prime Minister Fouad Siniora (Rep. Berman – Foreign Affairs)

 

H.R. 6049 - The Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act of 2008 (Rep. Rangel – Ways and Means) (Subject to a Rule)

 

Conference Report on S.Con.Res. 70 - the Concurrent Budget Resolution for 2009 (Rep. Spratt – Budget) (Subject to a Rule)

 

H.R. 5658 The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (Rep. Skelton – Armed Services) (Subject to a Rule)

 

                                                                                           

* Conference Reports may be brought up at any time.

* Motions to go to Conference should they become available.      

* Possible Motions to Instruct Conferees.