THE WEEKLY WHIP: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011

For Immediate Release:

December 2, 2011

Contact:

Katie GrantDaniel Reilly, 202-225-3130

First Vote Of The Week: Last Vote Predicted:
Tuesday Afternoon
Thursday 3:00 p.m.
Legislative Program - 51600 | Floor Information - 57400 | Whip Information - 53130
 
 

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011
On Monday, House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for Morning Hour debate and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. No votes are expected in the House in order to accommodate the White House Holiday Ball. Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until Tuesday, December 6.
 
Suspensions (8 Bills)
  1. H.R. 2351 - North Cascades National Park Service Complex Fish Stocking Act (Rep. Hastings (WA) - Natural Resources)
  2. H.R. 944 - To eliminate an unused lighthouse reservation, provide management consistency by incorporating the rocks and small islands along the coast of Orange County, California, into the California Coastal National Monument managed by the Bureau of Land Management, and meet the original Congressional intent of preserving Orange County's rocks and small islands, and for other purpose (Rep. Campbell - Natural Resources)
  3. H.R. 2360 - POWER Act (Rep. Landry - Natural Resources)
  4. H.R. 643 - Sugar Loaf Fire Protection District Land Exchange Act (Rep. Polis - Natural Resources)
  5. H.R. 1560 - To amend the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama and Coushatta Indian Tribes of Texas Restoration Act to allow the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tribe to determine blood quantum requirement for membership in that tribe (Rep. Reyes - Natural Resources)
  6. S.683 - Box Elder Utah Land Conveyance Act (Sen. Lee - Natural Resources)
  7. S. 535 - Fort Pulaski National Monument Lease Authorization Act (Sen. Isakson - Natural Resources)
  8. S.Con.Res. 32 - A concurrent resolution to authorize the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make technical corrections in the enrollment of H.R. 470 , an Act to further allocate and expand the availability of hydroelectric power generated at Hoover Dam, and for other purpose (Sen. Bingaman - Natural Resources)
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011 AND THE BALANCE OF THE WEEK
On Tuesday and Wednesday the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for Morning Hour debate and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. Members are advised that first votes on Tuesday could occur as early as 1:00 p.m. On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business with last votes expected no later than 3:00 p.m. On Friday, no votes are expected in the House at this time. 
 
Suspensions (10 Bills)
  1. H.R. 1254 - Synthetic Drug Control Act (Rep. Dent - Energy and Commerce)
  2. H.R. 2405 - Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act (Rep. Rogers (MI) - Energy and Commerce)
  3. H.R. 3237 - SOAR Technical Corrections Act (Rep. Gowdy - Oversight and Government Reform)
  4. H.R. 2297 - To promote the development of the Southwest waterfront in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes (Rep. Norton - Oversight and Government Reform)
  5. H.R. 313 - Drug Trafficking Safe Harbor Elimination Act of 2011 (Rep. Smith (TX) - Judiciary)
  6. H.R. 2471 - To amend section 2710 of title 18, United States Code, to clarify that a video tape service provider may obtain a consumer's informed, written consent on an ongoing basis and that consent may be obtained through the Internet (Rep. Goodlatte - Judiciary)
  7. H.R. 1021 - Temporary Bankruptcy Judgeships Extension Act of 2011 (Rep. Smith (TX) -Judiciary)
  8. S.J.Res. 22 - A joint resolution to grant the consent of Congress to an amendment to the compact between the States of Missouri and Illinois providing that bonds issuedby the Bi-State Development Agency may mature in not to exceed 40 years, as amended (Sen.  McCaskill - Judiciary)
  9. S. 1639 - A bill to amend title 36, United States Code, to authorize the American Legion under its Federal charter to provide guidance and leadership to the individual departments and posts of the American Legion, and for other purposes (Sen. Jon Tester - Judiciary)
  10. S. 1541 - A bill to revise the Federal charter for the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. to reflect a change in eligibility requirements for membership (Sen. Bennet - Judiciary)
H.R. 10 – Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act of 2011 (Rep. Davis (KY) – Judiciary/Rules) (Subject to a Rule)
 
The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
 
Rep. Sessions Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Reps. Johnson (GA)/Jackson-Lee Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Schrader Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. McKinley Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Maloney Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Jackson-Lee Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Rep. Moore Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
 
H.R. 1633 – Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011 (Rep. Noem – Energy and Commerce) (Subject to a Rule)
 
Possible Motion to go to Conference and Motions to Instruct Conferees
 
Possible Consideration of Legislation Related to Expiring Provisions of Current Law