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This week in Congress (May 4-8, 2008)

May 4, 2009 - by Avelino Maestas

We’ll have more info on some of these items throughout the coming days (stay tuned for Donny’s post on predatory lending this evening), but for now here’s the schedule of votes in the House and Senate this week (as it stands today).

Monday, May 4, 2009

On Monday, the House will meet at 12:30 p.m. for Morning Hour debate and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business with votes postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Suspensions (4 Bills)

1) H.Res. 230 – Recognizing the historical significance of the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo (Rep. Baca – Foreign Affairs)
2) H.Con.Res. 111 – Recognizing the 61st anniversary of the independence of the State of Israel (Rep. Garrett – Foreign Affairs)
3) H.Con.Res. 103 – Supporting the goals and ideals of Malaria Awareness Day (Rep. Payne – Foreign Affairs)
4) H.Res. 283 – Honoring the life, achievements, and contributions of Rabbi Charles H. Rosenzveig (Rep. Peters – Foreign Affairs)

The Senate Convenes at 2:00 p.m.
Morning Business for up to 1 hour with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each.Resume S.896, Help Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009.


5:30 votes in relation to:
Vitter amendment #1016
Vitter amendment #1017

Tuesday, May 5, and the balance of the week

On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:30 a.m. for Morning Hour debate and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. On Wednesday and Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for legislative business. On Friday, no votes are expected in the House.

Suspensions (14 Bills)

1) H.R. 774 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 46-02 21st Street in Long Island City, New York, as the “Geraldine Ferraro Post Office Building” (Rep. Maloney – Oversight and Government Reform)
2) H.R. 1397 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 41 Purdy Avenue in Rye, New York, as the “Caroline O’Day Post Office Building” (Rep. Lowey – Oversight and Government Reform)
3) H.Res. 299 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that public servants should be commended for their dedication and continued service to the Nation during Public Service Recognition Week, May 4 through 10, 2009, and throughout the year (Rep. Lynch – Oversight and Government Reform)
4) H.R. 1271 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2351 West Atlantic Boulevard in Pompano Beach, Florida, as the “Elijah Pat Larkins Post Office Building” (Rep. Hastings (FL) – Oversight and Government Reform)
5) H.Res. 382 – Supporting the goals and ideals of National Charter Schools Week, to be held May 3 through May 9, 2009 (Rep. Bishop (UT) – Education and Labor)
6) H.Res. 338 – Supporting the goals and ideals of National Community College Month (Rep. Latham – Education and Labor)
7) H.Res. 348 – Congratulating the University of North Carolina men’s basketball team for winning the 2009 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship (Rep. Price (NC) – Education and Labor)
8) H.Res. 353 – Supporting the goals and ideals of Global Youth Service Days (Rep. DeLauro – Education and Labor)
9) H.R. 1107 – To enact certain laws relating to public contracts as title 41, United States Code, “Public Contracts” (Rep. Conyers – Judiciary)
10) H.Res. 313 – Supporting the goals and ideals of National Public Works Week, and for other purposes (Rep. Oberstar – Transportation and Infrastructure)
11) H.Res. 269 – Supporting the goals of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month (Rep. Giffords – Transportation and Infrastructure)
12) H.Res. 367 – Supporting the goals and ideals of National Train Day (Rep. Brown (FL) – Transportation and Infrastructure)
13) H.Res. 391 – Recognizing May as “National Foster Care Month” and acknowledging that the House of Representatives should continue to work to improve the Nation’s foster care system (Rep. McDermott – Ways and Means)
14) S. 386 – Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009, as amended (Sen. Leahy/Rep. Conyers – Judiciary)

H.R. 1728 – Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act (Rep. Miller (NC) – Financial Services) (Subject to a Rule)

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