THE DAILY WHIP: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012

For Immediate Release:

February 27, 2012

Contact:

Katie GrantDaniel Reilly, 202-225-3130

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

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 4:00 p.m. At that time, the House will reconvene and consider the two bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules.

Suspensions (2 Bills)

  1. H.R. 1433 - Private Property Rights Protection Act of 2012 (Rep. Sensenbrenner- Judiciary)
  2. Senate Amendment to H.R. 347 - Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011 (Rep. Rooney - Judiciary)

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Tuesday, February 28: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to consider H.R. 2117 - Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act (Rep. Foxx - Education and the Workforce) (Subject to a Rule). The House may also consider H.R. 665 - Excess Federal Building and Property Disposal Act, as amended (Rep. Chaffetz - Oversight and Government Reform) and H.R. 3902 - To amend the District of Columbia Home Rule Act to revise the timing of special elections for local office in the District of Columbia (Rep. Norton - Oversight and Government Reform) – under suspension of the Rules.

 
The Daily Quote

“The House is unlikely to consider a new version of a Republican highway bill when lawmakers return…GOP leaders are reworking the $260 billion measure after facing resistance from conservatives and centrists in the Republican conference, along with blanket opposition from Democrats…Boehner had initially hoped to pass the legislation — a five-year reauthorization of the surface transportation programs — before the President’s Day congressional recess.”

-    The Hill, 2/25/12