THE DAILY WHIP: MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2011

For Immediate Release:

October 3, 2011

Contact:

Katie GrantDaniel Reilly, 202-225-3130

House Meets At: First Vote Predicted: Last Vote Predicted:

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 the time, the House will reconvene and debate bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. Any votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Suspensions (7 Bills)
  1. H.R. 686 - Utah National Guard Readiness Act (Rep. Bishop (UT) - Natural Resources)
  2. H.R. 765 - Ski Area Recreational Opportunity Enhancement Act of 2011 (Rep. Bishop (UT) - Natural Resources)
  3. H.R. 489 - To clarify the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior with respect to the C.C. Cragin Dam and Reservoir, and for other purposes (Rep. Gosar - Natural Resources)
  4. H.R. 473 – Help to Access Land for the Education (HALE) of Scouts Act (Rep. Boren - Natural Resources)
  5. H.R. 470 – Hoover Power Allocation Act of 2011, as amended (Rep. Heck - Natural Resources)
  6. H.R. 670 - To convey certain submerged lands to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in order to give that territory the same benefits in its submerged lands as Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa have in their submerged lands (Rep. Sablan - Natural Resources)
  7. S.Con.Res. 29 - Authorizing the use of the rotunda of the United States Capitol for an event to present the Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to Neil A. Armstrong, Edwin E. `Buzz' Aldrin, Jr., Michael Collins, and John Herschel Glenn, Jr., in recognition of their significant contributions to society (Sen. Nelson – House Administration) 
TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Tuesday, October 4: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to consider The Senate Amendment to H.R. 2608 - Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012 (Rep. Rogers (KY) - Appropriations) (Subject to a Unanimous Consent Agreement). The House is also expected to consider a Rule that will provide for consideration of both H.R. 2681 - Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011 (Rep. Sullivan – Energy and Commerce) and H.R. 2250 - EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011 (Rep. Griffith - Energy and Commerce)(Subject to a Rule)
 
The Daily Quote

“President Barack Obama’s $447 billion jobs plan would help avoid a return to recession by maintaining growth and pushing down the unemployment rate next year, according to economists surveyed by Bloomberg News. The legislation, submitted to Congress this month, would increase gross domestic product by 0.6 percent next year and add or keep 275,000 workers on payrolls, the median estimates in the survey of 34 economists showed. The program would also lower the jobless rate by 0.2 percentage point in 2012, economists said…the plan ‘prevents a contraction of the economy in the first quarter’ of next year, said John Herrmann, a senior fixed-income strategist at State Street Global Markets LLC in Boston, who participated in the survey. Some 13,000 jobs would be created in 2013, bringing the total to 288,000 over two years, according to the survey. Employers in the U.S. added 1.26 million workers in the past 12 months, Labor Department data show.”

     Bloomberg, 9/28/11