THE DAILY WHIP: MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2013

For Immediate Release:

October 14, 2013

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 5:00 p.m. At that time, the House will reconvene and complete consideration of H.J.Res. 80 – American Indian and Alaska Native, Health, Education, and Safety Act. Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Complete Consideration of H.J.Res. 80 – American Indian and Alaska Native, Health, Education, and Safety Act (Rep. Simpson – Appropriations). The bill provides funding for the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), the Bureau of Indian Education, and the Indian Health Service (IHS) through December 15, 2013, at the $986 billion sequester-reduced funding levels, the same level of funding in the clean Senate CR.   

This bill provides less than 50% of the funding that Tribes receive from the federal government. More than 20 federal departments and agencies provide approximately $19 billion annually of a wide range of federal programs and services to help tribes address the critical needs of their communities.   Omitted from the legislation being considered in the House are programs such as: USDA’s Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, HUD’s Native American Housing Block Grant, and other programs important to Indian country that are funded by the Departments of Education, Transportation, Labor, Energy, HHS, and EPA.  The Rule for H.J.Res. 80, which was adopted last week, provides for a closed Rule and 40 minutes of general debate. Members are urged to VOTE NO.

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Tuesday, October 15: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business and votes are expected in the House. The legislative schedule will be announced as it becomes available.

 
The Daily Quote

“The most prominent names in business, labor and the nonprofit world on Friday demanded that Washington ‘immediately’ end the government shutdown. ‘While we may disagree on priorities for federal policies and we even have conflicting views about many issues, we are in complete agreement that the current shutdown is harmful and the risk of default is potentially catastrophic for our fragile economy.’ The signatories on the letter were Tom Donohue, the Chamber’s president and CEO; AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka; and Stacey Stewart, the U.S. president of United Way Worldwide. ‘Our three disparate sectors share a common view — no one benefits from the current shut-down and everyone will be harmed if the government defaults. It is in the interest of our nation that Congress restore the normal functioning of our political process, fund the government immediately and quickly move to resolve the impasse over the debt ceiling limit,’ the letter says.”

-    The Hill, 10/11/13