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March 20, 2007

This Week in the House

Tuesday

H.R. 1227: Gulf Coast Hurricane Housing Recovery Act of 2007
The rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
Brown (FL) Amendment #11 (20 minutes of debate)
Brown (FL) Amendment #12 (20 minutes of debate)
Hensarling Amendment (20 minutes of debate)
Biggert Amendment (20 minutes of debate)
Green (TX) Amendment (60 minutes of debate)
Neugebauer Amendment (60 minutes of debate)
Price (GA) Amendment (20 minutes of debate)

Wednesday or Thursday

Supplemental Appropriations - U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans Health and Iraq Accountability Act
The House is scheduled to take up this $124 billion supplemental spending bill providing funds for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and a variety of other programs and projects.

citizenJoe reports, "The war supplemental bill covers bills in Iraq and Afghanistan but also comes loaded with other costs - including $6.3 billion for Gulf Coast recovery, $4.3 billion for drought aid for farmers, $750 million to cover children’s health insurance shortfalls, and $2.5 billion for homeland security."

H.R. 1433: DC House Voting Rights Act
This bill would give the District of Columbia a full vote in the U.S. House and add another new seat from the state of Utah.

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