THE DAILY WHIP: MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2013

For Immediate Release:

October 28, 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 4:00 p.m. At that time, the House will reconvene and consider the six bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Suspensions (6 bills)

  1. H.R. 3304 To authorize and request the President to award the Medal of Honor to Bennie G. Adkins and Donald P. Sloat of the United States Army for acts of valor during the Vietnam Conflict and to authorize the award of the Medal of Honor to certain other veterans who were previously recommended for award of the Medal of Honor (Rep. Deutch – Armed Services)
  2. H.R. 1742 – Vulnerable Veterans Housing Reform Act of 2013 (Rep. Heck (NV) – Financial Services)
  3. H.R. 2189 To establish a commission or task force to evaluate the backlog of disability claims of the Department of Veterans Affairs (Rep. Miller (FL) – Veterans’ Affairs)
  4. H.R. 2481 Veterans Economic Opportunity Act of 2013 (Rep. Flores – Veterans’ Affairs)
  5. H.R. 1405 – To amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to include an appeals form in any notice of decision issued for the denial of a benefit sought (Rep. Titus – Veterans’ Affairs)
  6. H.R. 2011 – Veterans’ Advisory Committee on Education Improvement Act (Rep. Delaney – Veterans’ Affairs)

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Tuesday, October 29: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to consider several bills under suspension of the Rules.  The House is also expected to consider H.R. 2374 – Retail Investor Protection Act (Rep. Wagner – Financial Services) (Subject to a Rule) and H.J.Res. __ – Relating to the disapproval of the President’s exercise of authority to suspend the debt limit, as submitted under section 1002(b) of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 on October 17, 2013 (Ways and Means).

 
The Daily Quote

“For the first time in months, House Republicans are facing no immediate cataclysmic deadlines, and GOP leaders are struggling to come up with an agenda to fill the 19 legislative days that are left in 2013. Need evidence? The House votes Monday evening and will finish its work week Wednesday. After that, the House is out of session until Nov. 12. Internally, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and senior Republicans aren’t discussing coming back early from the scheduled recess, but instead, they are wondering if they’ll cancel some of the remaining days in session… Throughout leadership and the House Republican Conference there’s a sense of bewilderment and confusion about what leadership will move to next. The fiscal fights with President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats have pushed the GOP’s numbers to barrel-scraping lows. And there’s a real sense that Republicans could lose control of the House next year. Yet there’s not much going on in the Capitol.”

-    Politico, 10/27/13