THE DAILY WHIP: FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012

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

9:00 a.m.: Legislative Business

Five “One Minutes” per side

9:15 – 9:30 a.m. 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

**Members are advised that close votes are possible today. Expected absences should be reported to the Whip’s office at x5-3130.

**Members are also advised that votes could occur as early as 9:15 a.m.

Complete Consideration of H.R. 4310 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (Rep. McKeon – Armed Services) H.R. 4310 would provide for the authorization of funding for the Department of Defense and other related agencies, programs, and operations for fiscal year 2013. It provides for a total of $642.5 billion for the entire fiscal year. The measure's authorization includes $88.5 billion in FY 2013 contingency funds authorized specifically to support operations in Afghanistan and the general war on terrorism.     

As of last night, the House had completed debate on amendments through the Pearce/Markey amendment (#55). There are 8 amendments remaining to debate, each debatable for 10 minutes equally divided between the offeror and an opponent, except for amendments considered en bloc, which are debatable for 20 minutes equally divided between the chair and ranking member of the committee on armed services, or their designees.

The following amendments had recorded votes pending as of last night:

  • Smith (WA)/Amash Amendment #46
  • Gohmert Amendment #45
  • Coffman Amendment #17
  • Keating Amendment #18
  • Broun Amendment #19
  • Carson Amendment #20
  • Cummings Amendment #26
  • Sablan Amendment #29
  • Johnson (GA) Amendment #30
  • Johnson (GA) Amendment #31
  • Price (GA) Amendment #32
  • Rigell Amendment #38
  • Lee Amendment #42
  • Duncan (SC) Amendment #47
  • Coffman Amendment #48
  • Lee Amendment #49
  • Franks Amendment #54
  • Pearce/Markey Amendment #55

A full list of the 142 amendments made in order can be found HERE

Bill Text for H.R. 4310:
HTML Version

PDF Version

Background for H.R. 4310:
House Report (HTML Version)

House Report (PDF Version)

Postponed Votes (2 Votes)

  1. Democratic Motion to Instruct Conferees on H.R. 4348 – Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012 (Offered by Rep. Barrow)
  2. Democratic Motion to Instruct Conferees on H.R. 4348 – Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012 (Offered by Rep. Rahall)
 
The Daily Quote

“Speaker John Boehner’s demand that any new debt ceiling hike be offset with spending cuts is already being met with grumbling from some in his Conference who believe the cuts promised in exchange for the last debt ceiling increase have not been realized.  And with Democrats openly questioning whether they can trust Boehner to negotiate in good faith — they accuse him of reneging on last year’s Budget Control Act — it remains unclear who in the House could give the Ohio Republican the votes he needs to pass a deal to increase the debt limit… Still, when Boehner struck the BCA compromise with Democrats, 66 House Republicans voted against it. If Boehner hopes to pass a debt limit increase without having to rely on Democrats this year, GOP leaders must adjust their strategy and convince at least some of those naysayers that real cuts will come.”

-     Roll Call, 5/17/12