THE DAILY WHIP: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2017

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

12:00 p.m.: Morning Hour
2:00 p.m.: Legislative Business

Unlimited “One Minutes”
6:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.

**Following one minute speeches, the House is expected to recess until approximately 4:30 p.m. At that time, the House will reconvene and consider the bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Suspensions (4 bills)

  1. H.R. 609 – To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs health care center in Center Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, as the “Abie Abraham VA Clinic” (Rep. Kelly (PA) – Veterans’ Affairs)
  2. H.R. 512 – WINGMAN Act, as amended (Rep. Yoho – Veterans’ Affairs)
  3. H.R. 244 – HIRE Vets Act, as amended (Rep. Cook – Veterans’ Affairs)
  4. H.R. 974 – BRAVE Act (Rep. Rice – Veterans’ Affairs)

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Tuesday, February 14: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.  The House is expected to consider H.R. 428 – Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act (Rep. Thornberry – Natural Resources) (Subject to a Rule).  

 
The Daily Quote

“After denouncing the Affordable Care Act as an abomination for seven years, Republicans in Congress, working with the Trump administration, are urgently seeking ways to shore up health insurance marketplaces created by the law. While President Trump said as a candidate that ‘Obamacare is certain to collapse of its own weight,’ Republicans fear such an outcome because, now that the fate of the health law is in their hands, they could be blamed by consumers…”

        -    New York Times, 2/12/2017