THE DAILY WHIP: MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2012

For Immediate Release:

December 31, 2012

Contact:

Katie GrantDaniel Reilly, 202-225-3130

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

9:00 a.m.: Morning Hour
10:00 a.m.: Legislative Business


Fifteen “One Minutes”

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ???

Suspensions (12 bills)

  1. S. 3454  Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (Sen. Feinstein – Intelligence)
  2. H.R. 6612 – To redesignate the Dryden Flight Research Center as the Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center and the Western Aeronautical Test Range as the Hugh L. Dryden Aeronautical Test Range (Rep. McCarthy (CA) – Science, Space and Technology)
  3. Senate Amendment to H.R. 443 – To provide for the conveyance of certain property from the United States to the Maniilaq Association located in Kotzebue, Alaska (Rep. Young (AK) – Natural Resources)
  4. Senate Amendment to H.R. 2076 – Investigative Assistance for Violent Crimes Act of 2011 (Rep. Gowdy – Judiciary)
  5. H.R. 6019 – Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Reauthorization Act of 2012, as amended (Rep. Jackson–Lee – Judiciary)
  6. S. 3666 – A bill to amend the Animal Welfare Act to modify the definition of "exhibitor" (Sen. Vitter – Agriculture)
  7. Senate Amendment to H.R. 6364 – Frank Buckles World War I Memorial Act (Rep. Poe – Oversight and Government Reform)
  8. H.R. 6649 – Naval Vessel Transfer Act of 2012 (Rep. Ros–Lehtinen – Foreign Affairs)
  9. H.Con.Res. 145 – Calling for universal condemnation of the North Korean missile launch of December 12, 2012 (Rep. Ros–Lehtinen – Foreign Affairs)
  10. H.Res. 134 – Condemning the Government of Iran for its state–sponsored persecution of its Baha'i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights (Rep. Dold – Foreign Affairs)
  11. H.Res. ­­­­834 – Urging the governments of Europe and the European Union to designate Hizballah as a terrorist organization and impose sanctions, and urging the President to provide information about Hizballah to the European allies of the United States and to support the Government of Bulgaria in investigating the July 18, 2012, terrorist attack in Burgas (Rep. Kelly – Foreign Affairs)
  12. H.Res. 193 – Calling on the new Government of Egypt to honor the rule of law and immediately return Noor and Ramsay Bower to the United States (Rep. Frank – Foreign Affairs)

Possible Consideration of H.Res. 843 – Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of Rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules (Rep. Sessions – Rules) The Rules committee has recommended a resolution that would allow ‘martial law’ authority in the House. H.Res. 843 allows the House to consider any Rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules committee. H.Res. 843 would cover resolutions reported from the Rules committee on December 31, 2012.

Postponed Suspensions (8 bills)

  1. Senate amendment to H.R. 6328 – Clothe a Homeless Hero Act (Rep. Hochul – Homeland Security)
  2. Senate Amendment to H.R. 4212 – Drywall Safety Act of 2012 (Rep. Rigell – Energy and Commerce)
  3. S. 3472 – Uninterrupted Scholars Act (Sen. Landrieu – Education and the Workforce)
  4. Senate Amendment to H.R. 6029 – Foreign and Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act of 2012 (Rep. Smith (TX) – Judiciary)
  5. Senate Amendment to H.R. 6621 – To correct and improve certain provisions of the Leahy–Smith America Invents Act and title 35, United States Code (Rep. Smith (TX) – Judiciary)
  6. S. 3331 Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act of 2012 (Sen. Kerry – Foreign Affairs)
  7. S. 2318 Department of State Rewards Program Update and Technical Corrections Act of 2012 (Sen. Kerry – Foreign Affairs)
  8. S.J.Res. 44 – A joint resolution granting the consent of Congress to the State and Province Emergency Management Assistance Memorandum of Understanding (Sen. Kohl – Foreign Affairs)

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has not announced the legislative schedule for the remainder of this week, but Members are advised that the House may be in session through Wednesday, January 2.  Further scheduling information regarding what legislation may be on the Floor will be announced as it becomes available. Any potential absences should be reported to the Whip’s office at x5-3130.

 
The Daily Quote

"I still want to get this done.  It’s the right thing to do for our families, for our businesses, and for our entire economy.  But the hour for immediate action is here.  It is now. We’re now at the point where, in just four days, every American’s tax rates are scheduled to go up by law.  Every American’s paycheck will get considerably smaller.  And that would be the wrong thing to do for our economy, it would be bad for middle-class families, and it would be bad for businesses that depend on family spending.  Fortunately, Congress can prevent it from happening if they act right now… So the American people are watching what we do here.  Obviously, their patience is already thin.  This is déjà vu all over again.  America wonders why it is that in this town, for some reason, you can't get stuff done in an organized timetable; why everything always has to wait until the last minute.  Well, we're now at the last minute, and the American people are not going to have any patience for a politically self-inflicted wound to our economy.  Not right now." 

          -     President Barack Obama, 12/28/12