THE DAILY WHIP: MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014

For Immediate Release:

May 19, 2014

Contact:

Stephanie Young, Mariel Saez 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 eight bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Suspensions (8 bills)

  1. H.R. 4268 – To amend title 23, the United States Code, with respect to United States Route 78 in Mississippi, and for other purposes (Rep. Nunnelee – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  2. H.R. 1726 – To award a Congressional Gold Medal to the 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers, as amended (Rep. Posey – Financial Services)
  3. H.R. 2203 – To provide for the award of a gold medal on behalf of Congress to Jack Nicklaus, in recognition of his service to the Nation in promoting excellence, good sportsmanship, and philanthropy, as amended (Rep. Tiberi – Financial Services)
  4. H.R. 2939 – To award the Congressional Gold Medal to Shimon Peres, as amended (Rep. Kennedy – Financial Services)
  5. H.R. 3658 – Monuments Men Recognition Act (Rep. Granger – Financial Services)
  6. H.R. 1209 – To award a Congressional Gold Medal to the World War II members of the “Doolittle Tokyo Raiders”, for outstanding heroism, valor, skill, and service to the United States in conducting the bombings of Tokyo (Rep. Olson – Financial Services)
  7. S. 309 – A bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the World War II members of the Civil Air Patrol (Sen. Harkin – Financial Services)
  8. H.R. 685 – American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal Act (Rep. Sam Johnson – Financial Services)

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Tuesday, May 20: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to begin consideration of H.R. 4435 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (Rep. McKeon – Armed Services) (Subject to a Rule).  The House is also expected to consider several bills under suspension of the Rules, including the Conference Report on H.R. 3080 – Water Resources Reform and Development Act (Rep. Shuster – Transportation and Infrastructure/Budget/Ways and Means/Natural Resources).

 
The Daily Quote

“It’s up to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). Republican and Democratic advocates see one final, long-shot chance to pass immigration reform this summer, and its fate rests with a Speaker stuck between his party’s resistance and his search for a career-defining legacy… Boehner clearly wants to overhaul the immigration system, but to revive the issue, he will have to untangle knots he tied during the past year. First, he ruled out the Senate’s ‘comprehensive’ bill and said no House bill would get a vote absent support from a majority of Republicans. Then he announced that instead of a single, wide-ranging bill, the House would take a ‘step-by-step’ approach, with reform embodied in several separate bills that could not be reconciled with the Senate proposal… Boehner has sent mixed signals that have confused supporters and foes about his intentions. He reportedly told a group of donors he was ‘hell-bent’ on passing a law this year, mocked Republicans for their resistance, and then assured his House colleagues there is no ‘secret conspiracy’ to ram an overhaul through.”

-    The Hill, 5/19/2014