THE WEEKLY LEADER: WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22, 2008

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2008

 
First Vote of the Week…
 
Last Vote Predicted…

Monday 6:30 p.m.

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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2008

On Monday, the House will meet at 10:30 a.m. for Morning Hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business with votes postponed until 6:30 p.m. 

 

Suspensions (31 Bills):

1)     H.Res. 1287 - Commending the Honor Flight Network, its volunteers, and donors, for enabling World War II veterans to travel to our Nation's capital to see the World War II Memorial created in their honor (Rep. Moran (KS) – Veterans’ Affairs)

2)     H.R. 6897 - Filipino Veterans Equity Act of 2008 (Rep. Filner – Veterans’ Affairs)

3)     S. 1315 - Veterans' Benefits Enhancement Act of 2007, as amended (Sen. Akaka – Veterans’ Affairs)

4)     H.R. 160 - Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Battlefield Protection Act (Rep. Holt – Natural Resources)

5)     H.R. 2933 - Civil War Battlefield Preservation Act of 2008 (Rep. Gary Miller (CA) - Natural Resources)

6)     H.R. 4828 - Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park Boundary Expansion and Redesignation Act of 2008 (Rep. Ortiz – Natural Resources)

7)     H.R. 5853 - Minute Man National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act (Rep. Tsongas – Natural Resources)

8)     H.R. 6176 - To authorize the expansion of the Fort Davis National Historic Site in Fort Davis, Texas (Rep. Rodriguez – Natural Resources)

9)     H.R. 6159 - Deafy Glade Land Exchange Act (Rep. George Miller (CA) – Natural Resources)

10)   H.R. 5335 - To amend the National Trails System Act to provide for the inclusion of new trail segments, land components, and campgrounds associated with the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail (Rep. Wamp – Natural Resources)

11)   H.R. 3336 - Camp Hale Study Act (Rep. Lamborn – Natural Resources)

12)   H.R. 3849 - Box Elder Utah Land Conveyance Act (Rep Bishop (UT) – Natural Resources)

13)   H.R. 3299 - To provide for a boundary adjustment and land conveyances involving Roosevelt National Forest, Colorado, to correct the effects of an erroneous land survey that resulted in approximately 7 acres of the Crystal Lakes Subdivision, Ninth Filing, encroaching on National Forest System land (Rep. Musgrave – Natural Resources)

14)   H.Res. 1374 - Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Grand Coulee Dam and recognizing its critical role in the national and economic security of the United States and the contributions of hydroelectric power to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (Rep. McMorris Rodgers – Natural Resources)

15)   H.R. 6685 - To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to provide an annual grant to facilitate an iron working training program for Native Americans (Rep. Lynch – Natural Resources)

16)   H.R. 1907 - Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program Act (Rep. Saxton – Natural Resources)

17)   S.J.Res. 45 - Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact (Sen. Levin - Judiciary)

18)   H.R. 5352 - Elder Abuse Victims Act of 2008 (Rep. Sestak - Judiciary)

19)   H.R. 6853 - Nationwide Mortgage Fraud Task Force Act of 2008 (Rep. Meek - Judiciary)

20)   H.Res. 1438 - Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Azorean Refugee Act of 1958 and celebrating the extensive contributions of Portuguese-American communities to the United States (Rep. Nunes – Judiciary)

21)   H.Res. 1464 - Recognizing and honoring the 50th anniversary of the founding of AARP (Rep. George Miller (CA) – Education and Labor)

22)   H.R. 6890 – To extend the waiver authority for the Secretary of Education under section 105 of subtitle A of title IV of division B of Public Law 109-148, relating to elementary and secondary education hurricane recovery relief (Rep. Melancon – Education and Labor)

23)   H.Res. ___ – Recognizing the benefits of service-learning as a teaching strategy to effectively engage youth in the community and classroom, and supporting the goals of the National Learn and Serve Challenge (Rep. Platts – Education and Labor)

24)   H.R. 642 – Honorable Stephanie Tubbs Jones College Fire Prevention Act (Reps. Tubbs Jones (OH)/Clyburn - Education and Labor)

25)   H.R. 6370 - The Oregon Surplus Federal Land Act of 2008 (Rep. DeFazio – Transportation and Infrastructure)

26)   H.R. 6524 - To authorize the Administrator of General Services to take certain actions with respect to parcels of real property located in Eastlake, Ohio, and Koochiching County, Minnesota (Rep. LaTourette – Transportation and Infrastructure)

27)   H.Res. 1466 - Honoring Dr. Guion S. “ Guy” Bluford, Jr. and the 25th Anniversary of his Historic Flight as the First African American in Space (Rep. Edwards (MD) – Science and Technology)

28)   S. 2606 - To reauthorize the United States Fire Administration, and for other purposes (Sen. Dodd – Science and Technology)

29)   H.Res. 1390 - Expressing support for the designation of a 4-H National Youth Science Day (Rep. Cardoza – Science and Technology)

30)   H.R. 6323 - To establish a research, development, demonstration, and commercial application program to promote research of appropriate technologies for heavy duty plug-in hybrid vehicles, and for other purposes (Rep. Sensenbrenner – Science and Technology)

31)   H.Res. ____  - Honoring the 50th anniversary of the successful demonstration of the first integrated circuit and its impact on the electronics industry (Rep. Hall (TX) – Science and Technology)

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2008 AND THE BALANCE OF THE WEEK

On Tuesday, 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, the House will meet at 9:00 am for legislative business.

 

Suspensions (38 Bills):

1)     H.Res. __ - Recognizing the 150th anniversary year of the founding of Macy’s, Inc. as an American entrepreneurial success story and the role Macy’s Inc. plays in supporting America’s small businesses and vendors (Rep. Chabot – Small Business)

2)     H.R. 5443 - United States-Republic of Korea Defense Cooperation Improvement Act of 2008 (Rep. Royce – Foreign Affairs)

3)     H.R. 6646 - To require the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, to provide detailed briefings to Congress on any recent discussions conducted between United States Government and the Government of Taiwan and any potential transfer of defense articles or defense services to the Government of Taiwan (Rep. Ros-Lehtinen – Foreign Affairs)

4)     H.Con.Res. 255 - Expressing the sense of Congress regarding the U.S. commitment to preservation of religious and cultural sites and condemning instances where sites are desecrated   (Rep. Ferguson – Foreign Affairs)

5)     H.Res. 1227 - Condemning sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and calling on the international community to take immediate actions to respond to the violence  (Rep. Maloney – Foreign Affairs)

6)     H.Res. 1314 - Remembering the 75th anniversary of the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-1933 and extending the deepest sympathies of the House of Representatives to the victims, survivors, and families of this tragedy  (Rep. Levin – Foreign Affairs)

7)     H.Res. 1402 - Supporting a transition to democracy through free, fair, credible, peaceful, and transparent elections in Bangladesh (Rep. Crowley – Foreign Affairs)

8)     H.Res. 1435 - Recognizing the 70th anniversary of the 1938 occurrence of Kristallnacht, The Night of Broken Glass  (Rep. Hodes – Foreign Affairs)

9)     H.Res. 1451 - Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Establishment Resolution (Rep. McGovern – Foreign Affairs)

10)   H.Res. 1461 - Recognizing the Tenth Anniversary of the terrorist bombings of the United States embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and the memorializing of the citizens and families of the United States, Kenya and Tanzania whose lives were lost or who were injured as a result of these attacks  (Rep. Scott (GA) – Foreign Affairs)

11)   H.Con.Res. 371 - Strongly supporting and immediate and just restitution of, or compensation for, property illegally confiscated during the last century by Nazi and Communist regimes (Rep. Wexler – Foreign Affairs)

12)   H.Res. 1361 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should lead a high-level diplomatic effort to defeat the campaign by some members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference to divert the United Nation's Durban Review Conference from a review of problems in their own and other countries by attacking Israel, promoting anti-Semitism, and undermining the Universal Charter of Human Rights and to ensure that the Durban Review Conference serves as a forum to review commitments to combat all forms of racism  (Rep. Berman – Foreign Affairs)

13)   H.Res. 1369 - Recognizing nongovernmental organizations working to bring just and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians (Rep. Lee – Foreign Affairs)

14)   H.Con.Res. 374 - Supporting the spirit of peace and desire for unity displayed in the letter from 138 leading Muslim scholars, and in the Pope's response  (Rep. Wamp – Foreign Affairs)

15)   H.R. 758 - The Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2007 (Rep. DeLauro – Energy and Commerce)

16)   H.R. 6908 - The Health Insurance Source of Injury Clarification Act of 2008 (Rep. Burgess – Energy and Commerce)

17)   H.R. 6469 - The Stephanie Tubbs Jones Organ Transplant Authorization Act of 2008 (Rep. DeGette – Energy and Commerce)

18)   S. 1760 - The Healthy Start Reauthorization Act of 2007 (Sen. Brown – Energy and Commerce)

19)   H.R. 1532 - Comprehensive Tuberculosis Elimination Act of 2007 (Rep. Gene Green (TX) – Energy and Commerce)

20)   H.R. 2994 - National Pain Care Policy Act of 2007 (Rep. Capps – Energy and Commerce)

21)   H.R. 5265 - Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance, Research and Education Amendments of 2008 (Rep. Engel – Energy and Commerce)

22)   H.R. 6901 - Meth Free Families and Communities Act (Rep. Hooley – Energy and Commerce)

23)   H.R. 2583 - Physician Workforce and Graduate Medical Education Enhancement Act of 2007 (Rep. Burgess – Energy and Commerce)

24)   H.Res. 1042 - Supporting the We Don’t Serve Teens Campaign (Rep. Bono Mack – Energy and Commerce)

25)   H.Con.Res. 393 - Supporting the Goals and Ideals of National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month (Rep. Pickering – Energy and Commerce)

26)   H.Res. 988 - Designating the month of March 2008 as "MRSA Awareness Month" (Rep. Matheson – Energy and Commerce)

27)   H.Res. 1381 - Expressing the sense of the House that there should be an increased Federal commitment prioritizing prevention and public health for all people in the United States (Rep. Roybal-Allard - Energy and Commerce)

28)   H.R. 4544 - Code Talkers Recognition Act of 2008 (Rep. Boren – Financial Services)

29)   H.R. 6950 - Stephanie Tubbs Jones Gift of Life Medal Act of 2008 (Rep. Stark – Financial Services)

30)   H.R. 3018 - Family Self-Sufficiency Act of 2007 (Rep. Biggert – Financial Services)

31)   H.R. 6894 - Defense Production Act Extension and Reauthorization of 2008 (Rep. Gutierrez – Financial Services) 

32)   H.R. 928 - Improving Government Accountability Act (Rep. Cooper (TN) – Oversight and Government Reform)

33)   H.R. 6406 - To elevate the Inspector General of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to an Inspector General appointed pursuant to section 3 of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (Rep. Larson – Oversight and Government Reform)

34)   H.R. 6847 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 801 Industrial Boulevard in Ellijay, Georgia, as the "First Lieutenant Noah Harris Ellijay Post Office Building (Rep. Deal – Oversight and Government Reform)

35)   H.R. ____ - The Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2008 (Rep. Oberstar – Transportation and Infrastructure)

36)   H.R. 2095 - Federal Railroad Safety Improvement Act of 2007 bill (Rep. Oberstar - Transportation and Infrastructure)

37)   H.R. ___ - The Integrated Deepwater Program Reform Act (Rep. Cummings – Transportation and Infrastructure)

38)   H.R. ____ - The Hazardous Materials Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2008 (Rep. Oberstar – Transportation and Infrastructure)

 

 

H.R. 5244 - the Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights Act of 2008 (Rep. Maloney – Financial Services) (Subject to a Rule)

 

H.J.Res. ___ - Making continuing appropriations for the Fiscal year 2009 (Rep. Obey – Appropriations) (Subject to a Rule)

 

Consideration of Legislation related to the financial markets

 

 

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