THE DAILY WHIP: MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012

For Immediate Release:

March 5, 2012

Contact:

Katie GrantDaniel Reilly, 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 5:00 p.m. At that time, the House will reconvene and consider the three bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules.

Suspensions (3 Bills)

  1. H.R. 3637 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 401 Old Dixie Highway in Jupiter, Florida, as the "Roy Schallern Rood Post Office Building" (Rep. Rooney - Oversight and Government Reform)
  2. H.R. 3413 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1449 West Avenue in Bronx, New York, as the "Private Isaac T. Cortes Post Office" (Rep. Crowley - Oversight and Government Reform)
  3. S. 1710 - A bill to designate the United States courthouse located at 222 West 7th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska, as the James M. Fitzgerald United States Courthouse (Sen. Begich - Transportation and Infrastructure)

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Tuesday, March 6: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to begin consideration H.R. 2842 - Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act of 2011 (Rep. Tipton - Natural Resources) (Subject to a Rule).  The House is also expected to consider H.R. 4105 - To apply the countervailing duty provisions of the Tariff Act of 1930 to nonmarket economy countries (Rep. Camp - Ways and Means) – under suspension of the Rules.

 
The Daily Quote

“For the third week, House GOP leaders will try to rework long-term legislation to set policy and reauthorize spending for surface transportation programs. After leaders spent the better part of last week trying to mollify members concerned about both cost and provisions, they have less than a month before they might have to decide instead on another short-term bill.  But even attempts to write a more limited reauthorization bill may not gain enough support— particularly from conservative and freshman Republicans — to win passage…. For now, GOP leaders are intent mainly on placating the revolt within their own party caucus.”

-     CQ, 3/4/12