THE DAILY WHIP: FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2014

For Immediate Release:

August 1, 2014

Contact:

Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

House Meets At: First Vote Predicted: Last Vote Predicted:

10:00 a.m.: Legislative Business

No “One Minutes”

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**Members are advised that the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for legislative business, but that no votes are expected before 11:00 a.m., at the earliest. Further information regarding the schedule will be announced as soon as it becomes available.

**Members are further advised that close votes are possible today. Please call the Democratic Whip’s office at 5-3130 if your boss is going to be absent anytime today.

H.Res. 700 – Waiving a requirement of Clause 6(a) of Rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the Rules (Rep. Cole – Rules) The Rules Committee has recommended a Rule that waives Clause 6(a) of Rule XIII, the requirement of a two-thirds vote to consider a Rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee, for any resolution relating to the ongoing humanitarian crisis on the U.S. southern border, border security, and related immigration law, through the legislative day of September 5, 2014.

The Rule also provides for consideration of motions to suspend the Rules for measures relating to the ongoing humanitarian crisis on the U.S. southern border, border security, and related immigration law, through the legislative day of September 5, 2014. Members are urged to VOTE NO.

Possible Consideration of Supplemental Appropriations Related to the Humanitarian Crisis at the Southern Border.

 
The Daily Quote

“Conservatives in the House rebelled against their leadership on Thursday to scuttle an emergency spending measure that addressed the migrant crisis at the southern border, pushing the issue to a showdown on Friday as lawmakers prepared to leave for a five-week recess. The unexpected turmoil offered a coda to the dysfunction that has gripped the Capitol for much of the year… Fissures were evident in the Republican Party, with many House members critical of their more conservative colleagues for holding up the bill, arguing that heading home for the August break having not even voted on immigration legislation would be politically damaging. The episode was also a rebuke, at least temporarily, for Speaker John A. Boehner and his new leadership team, who in an emergency closed-door meeting on Thursday told members that they were not even close to the necessary votes required to pass the bill… Mr. [Peter] King [R-NY] added that it was critical for Republicans to vote on their own legislation before leaving. ‘It’s very important we show we’re a governing party,’ he said. ‘It’s bad enough we shut the government down last year.’”

-    New York Times, 7/31/2014