THE DAILY WHIP: FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011

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

Fifteen “One Minutes” per side

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
H.Res. 294 - Rule providing for consideration of both H.Res. 292 - Declaring that the President shall not deploy, establish, or maintain the presence of units and members of the United States Armed Forces on the ground in Libya (Rep. Boehner – Foreign Affairs) and H.Con.Res. 51 - Directing the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution, to remove the United States Armed Forces from Libya (Rep. Kucinich – Foreign Affairs) The Rules committee has recommended a closed Rule which provides for consideration of both H.Con.Res. 51 and H.Res. 292.
 
For H.Res. 292, the Rule allows no amendments to the legislation and does not offer a motion to recommit. It provides 40 minutes of debate equally divided between the Chair and Ranking Member of the committee on Foreign Affairs and 20 minutes of debate equally divided between the Chair and Ranking member of the committee on Armed Services. The Rule also waives all points of order against consideration of the resolution. This legislation is a clear violation of the 72 hour rule. The resolution has not even been available for 24 hours.
 
For H.Con.Res. 51, The Rule provides 60 minutes of debate equally divided between the Chair of the Foreign Affairs committee and Rep. Kucinich (OH). This resolution has been available for almost 2 weeks.
 
H.Res. 292 - Declaring that the President shall not deploy, establish, or maintain the presence of units and members of the United States Armed Forces on the ground in Libya (Rep. Boehner – Foreign Affairs) (One Hour of Debate) This House resolution makes a number of statements of U.S. policy, including the statement that the President has failed to supply adequate rationale for our involvement in Libya. It also includes the statement that the President shall not deploy or maintain the presence of military members of the United States Armed Forces in Libya.
 
Aside from statements of policy, the resolution includes a ‘requirement’ that a number of departments in the Administration transmit to the House of Representatives, not later than 14 days after the date of the adoption of this resolution, copies of any official document, or communication in the possession of each officer that was created on or after February 15, 2011. It also requires the President to submit a report to Congress on the U.S. involvement in Libya.
 
Bill Text for H.Res. 292:
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H.Con.Res. 51 - Directing the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution, to remove the United States Armed Forces from Libya (Rep. Kucinich – Foreign Affairs) This resolution would direct the President, pursuant to the War Powers Act, to remove U.S. Armed Forces from Libya within 15 days of enactment of the bill.
 
Bill Text for H.Con.Res. 51:
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Background for H.Con.Res. 51:
CRS Report - The War Powers Resolution: After Thirty-Six Years
 
The Daily Quote
“Republicans are also hunkering for a stauncher defense of the Medicare plan….’We lost that,’ [Congressman] Walsh (R-IL) said. ‘Our side got afraid; it didn’t defend the Medicare reforms. Shame on us. And every single Republican will lose next year unless we loudly, loudly defend what we’ve done.’”

-    Politico, 5/27/11