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10:00 a.m.: Legislative Business

Five “One Minutes” per side
10:30 a.m. 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Complete Consideration of H.R. 2354 – Energy and Water Appropriations Act, 2012 (Rep. Frelinghuysen – Appropriations) H.R. 2354 appropriates approximately $30.6 billion for the Department of Energy and related agencies, related programs, and federal water projects. The funding level is $5.9 billion below the President's FY12 request and $1 billion below the enacted level for 2011.
Last night, the house finished debate on all amendments in the Unanimous Consent agreement, except for 3 amendments. The 3 amendments remaining are from Mr. Hastings (FL), Mr. Sherman, and Mr. Graves (MO).
Today, the house is expected to debate the 3 remaining limitation amendments and take votes on all remaining amendments, motion to recommit, and final passage. The amendments with recorded votes pending are as follows:
Cole Amendment. Relating to the disclosure of political contributions
Cohen Amendment. Relating to the reduction of fossil energy research and development
Gosar Amendment. Relating to prohibiting the use of funds enforce the requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act
Kaptur Amendment. Relating to reducing the DOE Departmental Administration account and increasing the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy account
Flake Amendment #1. Prohibiting the use of funds for the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy
Capps Amendment. Relating the use of funds by the NRC to issue a draft supplemental environmental impact statement for Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant
Flake Amendment #2. Prohibiting the use of funds for the Fossil Energy Research and Development program of the Department of Energy
Scalise/Richmond Amendment. Relating to coastal restoration
Broun Amendment #81. Striking the funds made available for the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy account under the Department of Energy
Broun Amendment #63. Prohibits the use of funds to carry out the activities specified in section 505 (Alternative Fuel Use and Infrastructure) of the Energy Policy Act of 1992
Landry Amendment. Relating tothe use of funds to pay the salary of individuals appointed to their current position through recess appointments
Blackburn Amendment #1. Relating to a 5% across-the-board reduction  
Blackburn Amendment #2. Relating to a 1% across-the-board reduction  
Harris Amendment. Prohibiting the use of funds for the International Program within the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy account
Burgess Amendment. Relating to use of funds to enforce energy efficiency standards for incandescent light bulbs
Rohrabacher Amendment. Relating to carrying out section 1703 (Loan Guarantees for Advanced Energy Projects) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005
Adams Amendment. Prohibiting the use of funds for maintaining, developing, or creating any Web site which disseminates information regarding energy efficiency and educational programs on energy efficiency specifically to children under 18 years of age
Bill Text for H.R. 2354:
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Background for H.R. 2354:
CRS Report - Energy and Water Development: FY2012 Appropriations
The Daily Quote
“Voters appear to favor raising some taxes as part of a deal to raise the debt ceiling, two new polls show. With the U.S. expected to go into default if the debt ceiling isn’t raised soon, Quinnipiac University’s Polling Institute released a survey Thursday showing voters, 67% to 25%, prefer a deficit-reduction deal that includes both spending cuts and higher taxes on the wealthy  and corporations rather than only cuts spending… A Gallup poll released Wednesday concluded that Americans want the majority of deficit reduction to come through spending cuts, but most favor some combination of reduced expenditures coupled with higher revenues.”
-    The Wall Street Journal, 7/14/11