THE DAILY WHIP: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 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 (5 bills)

  1. H.R. 88 – Shiloh National Military Park Boundary Adjustment and Parker's Crossroads Battlefield Designation Act (Rep. Blackburn – Natural Resources)
  2. H.R. 228 – Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act of 2017, as amended (Rep. Young (AK) – Natural Resources)
  3. H.R. 699 – Mount Hood Cooper Spur Land Exchange Clarification Act (Rep. Walden – Natural Resources)
  4. H.R. 863 – To facilitate the addition of park administration at the Coltsville National Historical Park, and for other purposes (Rep. Larson – Natural Resources)
  5. H.R. 1033 – Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act (Rep. Collins (GA) – 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. 998 – SCRUB Act (Rep. Smith (MO) – Oversight and Government Reform) (Subject to a Rule). 

The House will recess no later than 5:00 p.m. and reconvene at approximately 8:35 p.m. for a Joint Session of Congress to receive the President's Address. Members are requested to be on the Floor and seated no later than 8:25 p.m.

 
The Daily Quote

“President Trump’s speech Tuesday to a joint session of Congress comes as fellow Republicans are returning to Washington after raucous town hall meetings where they’ve faced crowds angered by the lack of a coherent plan to replace the Affordable Care Act after its promised repeal… Republican lawmakers are now hustling to assemble health-care legislation that addresses dueling concerns within the party. On one hand, they are eager to fulfill seven years of promises to repeal the Affordable Care Act and lessen the federal government’s role in health care. On the other hand, many are wary of roiling insurance markets and rolling back the ACA’s expansion of Medicaid, a program that covers 76 million Americans.  ‘I think there are some very conservative Republicans in the House who are going to say, just get rid of the whole thing,’ Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) said Sunday on CBS’s ‘Face the Nation.’  ‘That’s not acceptable when you have 20 million people or 700,000 people in my state, because where do the mentally ill go, where do the drug addicts go?’"

      -     Washington Post, 2/26/2017