Nightly Whip
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Office of the Majority Leader - Steny Hoyer


Considered and Passed:

H.R. 2868 - Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Act of 2009 (Rep. Thompson (MS) – Homeland Security) (230 - 193)


- Amendments – Passed (6):

  • Thompson (MS) Manager’s Amendment
  • Hastings (FL) Amendment
  • Flake Amendment
  • Schrader/Kissell Amendment
  • Halvorson Amendment
  • Foster/Luján Amendment


- Amendments – Failed (4):

  • Barton Amendment
  • Dent/Olson Amendment
  • Dent Amendment
  • McCaul Amendment

- Motion to Recommit - Failed:

  • Offered by Mr. Dent (PA) (189 - 236)

Bills Adopted Under Suspension of the Rules (5):

  1. H.R. 3788 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3900 Darrow Road in Stow, Ohio, as the "Corporal Joseph A. Tomci Post Office Building" (Rep. LaTourette - Oversight and Government Reform)
  2. S. 1211 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 60 School Street, Orchard Park, New York, as the "Jack F. Kemp Post Office Building" (Sen. Schumer - Oversight and Government Reform)
  3. H.Res. 893 - Congratulating the 2009 Major League Baseball World Series Champions, the New York Yankees (Rep. Serrano - Oversight and Government Reform)
  4. H.R. 3743 - Small Business Disaster Readiness and Reform Act of 2009 (Rep. Griffith - Small Business)
  5. H.Res. 896 - Providing for the passage of the bills (H.R. 1299 ) - Capitol Police Administrative Technical Corrections Act of 2009 as amended – and (S.1023 ) The Travel Promotion Act of 2009 (Rep. Brady (PA)/Sen. Dorgan - House Administration/Energy and Commerce)


Postponed Suspension Votes (9):


  1. H.R. 3737 - Small Business Microlending Expansion Act of 2009 (Rep. Ellsworth - Small Business)
  2. H.R. 1838 - To amend the Small Business Act to modify certain provisions relating to women's business centers (Rep. Fallin - Small Business)
  3. H.R. 1845 - Small Business Development Centers Modernization Act of 2009 (Rep. Schock - Small Business)
  4. H.Res. 700 - Expressing support for designation of the week beginning on November 9, 2009, as National School Psychology Week (Rep. Loebsack - Education and Labor)
  5. H.Res. 877 - Expressing support for Chinese human rights activists Huang Qi and Tan Zuoren for engaging in peaceful expression as they seek answers and justice for the parents whose children were killed in the Sichuan earthquake of May 12, 2008 (Rep. Wu - Foreign Affairs)
  6. H.Res. 892 - Recognizing the 20th anniversary of the remarkable events leading to the end of the Cold War and the creation of a Europe, whole, free, and at peace (Rep. Berman - Foreign Affairs)
  7. H.Res. 833 - Honoring the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the 10th anniversary of the accession to the throne of His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein (Rep. Schiff - Foreign Affairs)
  8. H.Con.Res. 209 - Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the seizure of the U.S. hostages in Iran (Rep. Fortenberry - Foreign Affairs)
  9. H.Res. 895 - Honoring the lives of the brave soldiers of the United States Army who lost their lives in the tragic attack of November 5, 2009, at Fort Hood, Texas (Rep. Carter - Armed Services)