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Washington, September 23, 2008 | comments
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
House meets at 9:00 a.m. for morning hour
Legislative business begins at 10:00 a.m.

Unlimited One Minutes Per Side

H.R. 5244
- The Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights Act of 2008 (Rep. Maloney – Financial Services) 
Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate
P.Q. Y    221 N    192
Rule Y    220 N    194
Castle Motion to recommit H.R. 5244 with instructions to report the bill back to the House promptly with an amendment that would prohibit the legislation from taking effect until a study is completed by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve system that the legislation will not result in a reduction in the availability of credit to small businesses, veterans, or minorities.
MTR Y    198 N    219 
Passage Y    312 N    112


Suspensions (39 Bills):

1. H.R. 6984 -
The Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2008, Part II (Rep. Oberstar – Transportation and Infrastructure)
Passed Voice Y    N
2. H.Res. 1473- 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)
Adopted Voice Y N
3. H.R. 5443 - United States-Republic of Korea Defense Cooperation Improvement Act of 2008 (Rep. Royce – Foreign Affairs)
Passed Voice Y    N
4. 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)
Passed Voice Y    N
5. 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)
Vote Ordered Y N
6. 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)
Adopted Voice Y N
7. 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)
Adopted Voice Y N
8. H.Res. 1402 - Supporting a transition to democracy through free, fair, credible, peaceful, and transparent elections in Bangladesh (Rep. Crowley – Foreign Affairs)
Passed Voice Y    N
9. H.Res. 1435 - Recognizing the 70th anniversary of the 1938 occurrence of Kristallnacht, The Night of Broken Glass (Rep. Hodes – Foreign Affairs)
Adopted Voice Y N
10. H.Res. 1451 - Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Establishment Resolution (Rep. McGovern – Foreign Affairs)
Vote Requested Y N
11. H.Res. 1461 - Recognizing the Tenth Anniversary of the terrorist bombings of the United States embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dares Salaam, Tanzania (Rep. Scott (GA) – Foreign Affairs)
Vote Requested Y N
12. 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)
Adopted Voice Y N
13. 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)
Adopted Voice Y N
14. H.Res. 1369 - Recognizing nongovernmental organizations working to bring just and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians (Rep. Lee – Foreign Affairs)
Adopted Voice Y N
15. 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) \
Adopted Voice Y N
16. H.R. 5834 - North Korean Human Rights Reauthorization Act of 2008' (Rep. Ros-Lehtinen – Foreign Affairs)
Passed Voice Y    N
17. H.R. 758 - The Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2007 (Rep. DeLauro – Energy and Commerce)
Vote Ordered Y N
18. H.R. 6908 - The Health Insurance Source of Injury Clarification Act of 2008 (Rep. Burgess – Energy and Commerce)
Passed Voice Y    N
19. H.R. 6469 - The Stephanie Tubbs Jones Organ Transplant Authorization Act of 2008 (Rep. DeGette – Energy and Commerce)
Vote Requested Y N
20. S. 1760 - The Healthy Start Reauthorization Act of 2007 (Sen. Brown – Energy and Commerce)
Adopted Voice Y N
21. H.R. 1532 - Comprehensive Tuberculosis Elimination Act of 2007 (Rep. Gene Green (TX) – Energy and Commerce)
Vote Requested Y N
22. H.R. 2994 - National Pain Care Policy Act of 2007 (Rep. Capps – Energy and Commerce)
Vote Requested Y N
23. H.R. 5265 - Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance, Research and Education Amendments of 2008 (Rep. Engel – Energy and Commerce)
Vote Requested Y N
24. H.R. 6901 - Meth Free Families and Communities Act (Rep. Hooley – Energy and Commerce)
Vote Requested Y N
25. H.R. 2583 - Physician Workforce and Graduate Medical Education Enhancement Act of 2007 (Rep. Burgess – Energy and Commerce)
Passed Voice Y    N
26. H.Res. 1042 - Supporting the We Don’t Serve Teens Campaign (Rep. Bono Mack – Energy and Commerce)
Adopted Voice Y N
27. H.Con.Res. 393 - Supporting the Goals and Ideals of National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month (Rep. Pickering – Energy and Commerce)
Vote Requested Y N
28. H.Res. 988 - Designating the month of March 2008 as "MRSA Awareness Month" (Rep. Matheson – Energy and Commerce)
Vote Requested Y N
29. 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)
Adopted Voice Y N
30. H.R. 1014 - Heart Disease Education, Analysis Research, and Treatment for Women Act (Rep. Capps – Energy and Commerce)
Vote Requested Y N
31. H.R. 6353 - Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act of 2008 (Rep. Stupak – Energy and Commerce)
Passed Voice Y    N
32. H.R. 6983- Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (Rep. Kennedy – Energy and Commerce) 
Y    376 N    47
33. H.R. 4544 - Code Talkers Recognition Act of 2008 (Rep. Boren – Financial Services)
Vote Requested Y N
34. H.R. 6950 - Stephanie Tubbs Jones Gift of Life Medal Act of 2008 (Rep. Stark – Financial Services)
Vote Requested Y N
35. H.R. 3018 - Family Self-Sufficiency Act of 2007 (Rep. Biggert – Financial Services)
Vote Requested Y N
36. H.R. 6894 - Defense Production Act Extension and Reauthorization of 2008 (Rep. Gutierrez – Financial Services)
Passed Voice Y    N
37. H.R. 6965– To extend the authorization of the national flood insurance program (Rep. Frank – Financial Services)
Passed Voice Y    N
38. H.Res. ___ – Recognizing the 35th Anniversary of Atlantik-B Young Leaders Conference (Rep. Campbell – Financial Services) 
OFF Y N
39. H.R. ___
- Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act Reauthorization (Rep. Frank – Financial Services
OFF Y N

Postponed Suspension Votes (9 Bills):

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

Y    392 N    23
2. H.R. 160 - Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Battlefield Protection Act (Rep. Holt – Natural Resources)
Vote Requested Y N

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

Vote Requested Y N
4. H.R. 4828 - Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park Boundary Expansion and Redesignation Act of 2008 (Rep. Ortiz – Natural Resources)
Vote Requested Y N
5. S.J.Res. 45 - Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact (Sen. Levin - Judiciary)
Y    390 N    25
6. H.R. 5352 - Elder Abuse Victims Act of 2008 (Rep. Sestak - Judiciary)
Y    327 N    28
7. H.R. 642 – Honorable Stephanie Tubbs Jones College Fire Prevention Act (Reps. Tubbs Jones (OH) Education and Labor)
Y    365 N    51
8. S. 2606 - To reauthorize the United States Fire Administration (Sen. Dodd – Science and Technology)
Vote Ordered Y N
9. 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 (Rep. Sensenbrenner – Science and Technology)
Vote Requested Y N

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Republicans have the first hour.

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