THE DAILY WHIP: MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013

For Immediate Release:

June 3, 2013

Contact:

Katie GrantStephanie Young, 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.

**MEMBERS ARE ADVISED THAT CLOSE VOTES ARE POSSIBLE THIS WEEK, INCLUDING POTENTIAL VOTES ON AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 2216 – MILITARY CONSTRUCTION AND VETERANS AFFAIRS APPROPRIATIONS ACT, RELATING TO PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENTS (PLA) AND DAVIS-BACON. ANY EXPECTED ABSENCES SHOULD BE REPORTED TO THE WHIP’S OFFICE AT x5-3130.

**Members are also advised that the GOP Leadership has announced that votes will occur after 7:00 p.m. when the House is considering Appropriations bills, therefore the House may be voting late into the evening on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

**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 five 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. 1919 – Safeguarding America's Pharmaceuticals Act of 2013, as amended (Rep. Latta – Energy and Commerce)
  2. S. 622 Animal Drug and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Reauthorization Act of 2013 (Sen. Harkin – Energy and Commerce)
  3. H.R. 126 – Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act (Rep. Jones – Natural Resources)
  4. H.R. 1206 – Permanent Electronic Duck Stamp Act of 2013 (Rep. Wittman – Natural Resources)
  5. H.R. 885 – San Antonio Missions National Historic Park Boundary Expansion Act of 2013 (Rep. Doggett – Natural Resources)

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Tuesday, June 4: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to consider H.R. 2216 – Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014 (Rep. Culberson – Appropriations) (Subject to a Rule). The House is also expected to consider H.R. 671 – Ruth Moore Act of 2013 (Rep. Pingree – Veterans’ Affairs) – under suspension of the Rules. 

 
The Daily Quote

“On the summer agenda for the House: several appropriations bills, defense and intelligence authorization measures, energy legislation and a bill to reform No Child Left Behind, according to a Friday memo from Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.). Of course, this isn’t as easy as simply declaring a desire to move legislation. Passing bills is a muscle Congress hasn’t flexed in recent years. Thus far in 2013, only 11 measures have been passed and signed by President Barack Obama. Compare that with 16 over the same period in 2011, 24 in 2009 and 28 in 2007.”

-    Politico, 6/2/13