CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
On Tuesday, December 6, 2011, the House is scheduled to consider S.Con.Res. 32 under a suspension of the rules requiring a two-thirds majority vote for approval. S.Con.Res. 32 was introduced by Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) on October 18, 2011, and approved in the Senate by unanimous consent the same day.
S.Con.Res. 32 would instruct the clerk of the House to make technical amendments in the enrollment of H.R. 470, the Hoover Power Allocation Act of 2011, which has already been approved by the House and Senate in the 112th Congress. The bill would require the clerk to correct minor clerical errors when the bill is enrolled and sent to the president for his signature.
H.R. 470, the Hoover Power Allocation Act of 2011, would modify the allocation of electrical power generated by the Hoover Dam among a number of various power consumers and create a new group of users eligible for power allocation from the Dam. The bill would provide for revised power allocations among several different power users primarily in California, Nevada, and Arizona which would take effect when the current allocations under the Hoover Power Plant Act (HPPA) expire in 2017. The new allocations would remain in effect under a 50 year contract through 2067. The House approved the bill on October 3, 2011, by voice vote while the Senate approved the bill by unanimous consent on November 18, 2011, by unanimous consent.
A CBO cost estimate for S.Con.Res 32 was not available.