THE DAILY WHIP: FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2011

For Immediate Release:

July 22, 2011

Contact:

Katie GrantDaniel Reilly, 202-225-3130

House Meets At: First Vote Predicted: Last Vote Predicted:
9:00 a.m.: Legislative Business

Five “One Minutes” per side

10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
**Members are advised that following debate on the two remaining amendments, the House will recess until approximately 10:00 a.m.
 
Complete consideration of H.R. 2551 - Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2012 (Rep. Crenshaw - Appropriations) H.R. 2551 makes appropriations for the U.S. House of Representatives and other agencies and programs affiliated with the House, like the Capitol Police, AOC, etc. The bill appropriates $3.3 billion for the legislative branch operations. This amount represents a 6.4 percent reduction from fiscal year 2011 and a 9 percent reduction from fiscal year 2010.
 
The House completed general debate yesterday. The following amendments have recorded votes pending:
 
Watt Amendment. Reduces funding for the Office of Congressional Ethics
Hayworth/Gosar Amendment. Reduces funding for the Botanic Garden
Broun Amendment (#6). Reduces funding for the Botanic Garden
Stutzman Amendment. Reduces funding for the GPO
Thomson (PA) Amendment. Prohibits the use of funds made available in the bill from being used to purchase, medium screw base compact fluorescent lamps
 
The House has two amendments remaining to debate. The House will debate the following amendments after one minute speeches:
 
Moran/Welch Amendment.  Prohibits the use of funds made available in the bill from being used for Styrofoam containers in the food service facilities of the House of Representatives
Holt Amendment. Would increase funding for the congressional Office of Technology by $2.5 million and reduce funding for the House Historic Buildings Revitalization Trust Fund by the same amount
 
Bill Text for H.R. 2551:
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Background for H.R. 2551:
 
The Daily Quote
“…According to Mr. Norquist’s interpretation of the Americans for Tax Reform pledge, lawmakers have the technical leeway to bring in as much as $4 trillion in new tax revenue — the cost of extending President George W. Bush’s tax cuts for another decade — without being accused of breaking their promise. ‘Not continuing a tax cut is not technically a tax increase,’ Mr. Norquist told us. So it doesn’t violate the pledge? ‘We wouldn’t hold it that way,’ he said.”

-    The Washington Post, 7/20/11