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12:00 p.m.: Morning Hour
Following one minute speeches, the House is will continue reading H.R. 5325 by section and debating amendments beginning on page 21. If Members wish to offer an amendment, they should be prepared to offer their amendment at the appropriate place in the bill and be on the Floor at the appropriate time. At approximately 5:00 p.m., the House will consider the ten bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.
Continue Consideration of H.R. 5325 - Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013 (Rep. Frelinghuysen – Appropriations) H.R. 5325 appropriates $32.1 billion in FY 2013 for the Energy Department and federal water projects, which is $965 million below the President’s request and $88 million above the enacted level for FY 2012. House Republicans are developing this year's spending bills based on the $1.028 trillion discretionary spending cap included in the Republican (Ryan) Budget Resolution rather than the $1.047 trillion cap agreed upon in last year's Budget Control Act. As a result, this bill leaves even less room for other agencies and programs in appropriations bills to be considered down the road, as Republicans try and ‘frontload’ some of the appropriations bills while still fitting under their cap.
The measure increases funding for the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile, as well as for fossil fuels and alternative energy programs and nuclear energy research and development. Funding would be reduced for a wide range of activities, including Army Corps of Engineers projects, Energy Department science programs, advanced energy research, defense and non-defense environmental cleanup activities, nuclear non-proliferation programs, and most renewable energy programs.
Suspensions (10 bills)
- H.R. 2060 – Central Oregon Jobs and Water Security Act (Rep. Walden – Natural Resources)
- H.R. 2336 – York River Wild and Scenic River Study Act of 2011 (Rep. Pingree – Natural Resources)
- H.R. 1740 – To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a segment of Illabot Creek in Skagit County, Washington, as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System (Rep. Larsen – Natural Resources)
- H.R. 3263 – Lake Thunderbird Efficient Use Act of 2011 (Rep. Cole – Natural Resources)
- H.R. 241 – To authorize the conveyance of certain National Forest System lands in the Los Padres National Forest in California (Rep. Gallegly – Natural Resources)
- H.R. 2512 – Three Kids Mine Remediation and Reclamation Act (Rep. Heck – Natural Resources)
- H.R. 4222 – To provide for the conveyance of certain land inholdings owned by the United States to the Tucson Unified School District and to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, and for other purposes (Rep. Grijalva – Natural Resources)
- S. 363 – A bill to authorize the Secretary of Commerce to convey property of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to the City of Pascagoula, Mississippi, and for other purposes (Sen. Wicker – Natural Resources)
- S. 292 – Salmon Lake Land Selection Resolution Act (Sen. Murkowski – Natural Resources)
- H.R. 4282 – International Child Support Recovery Improvement Act of 2012 (Rep. Berg – Ways and Means)
|The Daily Quote|
“House Republicans say they are willing to walk away from highway bill talks if they cannot get what they want on issues including approval of the Keystone XL pipeline and limiting the EPA regulation of coal ash, a move that clouds prospects for completing legislation before the June 30 deadline... [Rep. Bill] Shuster acknowledged that the House GOP leadership’s inability to pass its five-year, $260 billion transportation proposal (HR 7) ‘weakens our hand in the conference committee.’ But, he added, ‘It’s not an option for us to give away the House position.’”- CQ, 6/5/12