THE DAILY WHIP: MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014

For Immediate Release:

March 24, 2014

Contact:

Katie GrantStephanie Young, 202-225-3130

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 4:00 p.m. At that time, the House will reconvene and consider the first eight bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

**Members are advised that following last votes, the House is expected to consider H.R. 2391 – under suspension of the Rules. Any recorded vote requested will be postponed until tomorrow.

Suspensions (9 bills)

  1. H.R. 1228 – A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 123 South 9th Street in De Pere, Wisconsin, as the “Corporal Justin D. Ross Post Office Building”, as amended (Rep. Ribble – Oversight and Government Reform)
  2. H.R. 3060 – A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 232 Southwest Johnson Avenue in Burleson, Texas, as the “Sergeant William Moody Post Office Building” (Rep. Williams – Oversight and Government Reform)
  3. H.R. 1451 – A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14 Main Street in Brockport, New York, as the “Staff Sergeant Nicholas J. Reid Post Office Building” (Rep. Slaughter – Oversight and Government Reform)
  4. H.R. 1376 – A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 369 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Jersey City, New Jersey, as the “Judge Shirley A. Tolentino Post Office Building” (Rep. Payne – Oversight and Government Reform)
  5. H.R. 1813 – A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 162 Northeast Avenue in Tallmadge, Ohio, as the “Lance Corporal Daniel Nathan Deyarmin Post Office Building” (Rep. Ryan (OH) – Oversight and Government Reform)
  6. H.R. 1036 A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 103 Center Street West in Eatonville, Washington, as the “National Park Ranger Margaret Anderson Post Office” (Rep. Reichert – Oversight and Government Reform)
  7. H.R. 3771 – Philippines Charitable Giving Assistance Act, as amended (Rep. Swalwell – Ways & Means)
  8. H.R. 4275 – Cooperative and Small Employer Charity Pension Flexibility Act (Rep. Brooks (IN) – Education and the Workforce)
  9. H.R. 2391 – A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 5323 Highway N in Cottleville, Missouri as the “Lance Corporal Phillip Vinnedge Post Office” (Rep. Wagner – Oversight and Government Reform)

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Tuesday, March 25: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to consider H.R. 2824 Preventing Government Waste and Protecting Coal Mining Jobs in America Act (Rep. Johnson (OH) – Natural Resources).

 
The Daily Quote

“Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Friday that House Republicans will, in fact, produce a budget resolution this year. Speaker John Boehner said so last month. But doubts persisted, and some Republicans even suggested it would be better not to do one. But in a memo sent out Friday by Cantor to fellow House Republicans about the remaining March and April agenda, he wrote, ‘We owe it to the American people to demonstrate how we will allocate their tax dollars and balance the budget’... Still, Cantor's announcement comes amid nagging questions about whether such a plan could pass in the House, and whether Republicans should—or even have to—produce a budget as they head toward November's elections. If such a budget adhered to spending caps put in place by the two-year, $1.1 trillion budget deal passed in December—which Ryan helped create—passage could be difficult. Sixty-two House Republicans voted against that measure, meaning a similar spending plan would require Democratic support for passage. That could be a tough task if Republicans turn their budget into a messaging vehicle that increases military spending at the expense of nondefense programs, rejecting the agreed-upon even split of $63 billion in sequester relief over two years... Even some Republicans have suggested not doing a budget...”

-    National Journal, 3/21/2014