Thursday, October 31, 2019

House Meets at… Votes Predicted at…
9:00 a.m. Legislative Business
Five “One Minutes” Per Side
First/Last Votes: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

 

ANY ANTICIPATED MEMBER ABSENCES FOR VOTES TODAY SHOULD BE REPORTED IMMEDIATELY TO THE OFFICE OF THE MAJORITY WHIP AT 6-3210.

Floor Schedule and Procedure:

Under a Rule (2 bills):

H.Res. 660Directing certain committees to continue their ongoing investigations as part of the existing House of Representatives inquiry into whether sufficient grounds exist for the House of Representatives to exercise its Constitutional power to impeach Donald John Trump, President of the United States of America, and for other purposes (Rep. McGovern – Rules)

This resolution establishes procedures for the House committees investigating President Trump to continue their ongoing impeachment inquiry. The resolution will ensure transparency, enable effective public hearings, and provide important due process protections for the President.

Click here for Judiciary Committee procedure (Inserted into the Congressional Record).

Click here for a fact sheet from the House Committee on Rules.

Complete Consideration of H.R. 823 – Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act (Rep. Neguse – Natural Resources)

The bill unites and improves upon earlier proposals to protect roughly 400,000 acres of public lands for the benefit of the people of the United States and for future generations. Of the roughly 400,000 acres protected, over half of the acreage is federal mineral withdrawals, about 73,000 acres are new wilderness areas, and nearly 80,000 acres are designated as recreation, wildlife conservation, and special management areas. Overall, the CORE Act will provide permanent protections for Colorado’s clean air, clean water, wildlife, and public lands while helping to bolster the state’s rapidly growing outdoor recreation economy.

Click here for a fact sheet on H.R. 823 from the House Committee on Natural Resources.

As of last night, the House has completed general and amendment debate on H.R. 823.

Postponed Amendment Votes (3):

Curtis Amendment
States that this bill shall not apply to any lands or waters within the Third Congressional District of Colorado.

Tipton Amendment #5
Would prevent 1,645 acres from being transferred from the U.S. Forest Service to the National Park Service.

Crow Amendment
Reaffirms the critical importance of the Colorado High-Altitude Army National Guard Aviation Training Site (“HAATS”), which the National Guard Bureau has confirmed would not be adversely affected by this bill.

QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“A president cannot defend a nation if he is not held accountable to its laws.”

DaShanne Stokes