THE DAILY WHIP: MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2012

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 nine bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Suspensions (9 Bills)

  1. H.R. 4027 - To clarify authority granted under the Act entitled "An Act to define the exterior boundary of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation in the State of Utah, and for other purposes" (Rep. Matheson - Natural Resources)
  2. H.R. 1272 - Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Judgment Fund Distribution Act of 2012 (Rep. Peterson - Natural Resources)
  3. H.R.  1556 - To amend the Omnibus Indian Advancement Act to allow certain land to be used to generate income to provide funding for academic programs, and for other purposes (Rep. Lujan - Natural Resources)
  4. S. 684 - A bill to provide for the conveyance of certain parcels of land to the town of Alta, Utah (Sen. Lee - Natural Resources)
  5. S. 404 - A bill to modify a land grant patent issued by the Secretary of the Interior (Sen. Levin - Natural Resources)
  6. S. 997 - East Bench Irrigation District Water Contract Extension Act (Sen. Tester - Natural Resources)
  7. H.Res. 683 - Expressing the regret of the House of Representatives for the passage of laws that adversely affected the Chinese in the United States, including the Chinese Exclusion Act (Rep. Chu - Judiciary)
  8. H.R. 3668 - Counterfeit Drug Penalty Enhancement Act of 2012, as amended (Rep. Meehan - Judiciary)
  9. H.R. 2938 - Gila Bend Indian Reservation Lands Replacement Clarification Act (Rep. Franks - Natural Resources)

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Tuesday, June 19: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to consider H.R. 2578 – Conservation and Economic Growth Act (Rep. Denham – Natural Resources) (Subject to a Rule).

 
The Daily Quote

“Republicans would have us believe that somehow we could have avoided the recession and balanced the budget since 2009 if only they had been in charge. This would be a neat trick considering that the recession began in December 2007, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research… They would also have us believe that all of the increase in debt resulted solely from higher spending, nothing from lower revenues caused by tax cuts. And they continually imply that one of the least popular spending increases of recent years, the Troubled Asset Relief Program, was an Obama administration program, when in fact it was a Bush administration initiative proposed by the Treasury Department that was signed into law by Mr. Bush on Oct. 3, 2008. Lastly, Republicans continue to insist that tax cuts are highly stimulative, often saying that they add nothing to the debt, when this is obviously ridiculous. Conversely, they are adamant that tax increases must not be part of any deficit-reduction package because they never reduce deficits and instead are spent. This is also ridiculous, as the experience of the Clinton administration clearly shows. The new C.B.O. data confirm these facts.”

-     Bruce Bartlett, New York Times, 6/12/12