THE DAILY WHIP: MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2013

For Immediate Release:

October 7, 2013

Contact:

Katie GrantStephanie Young, 202-225-3130

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

12:00 p.m.: Morning Hour Debate
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 5:45 p.m. At that time, the House will reconvene and consider H.J. Res. 77 – Food and Drug Safety Act. Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

H.J.Res. 77 – Food and Drug Safety Act (Rep. Aderholt – Appropriations)(40 Minutes of Debate).  The Food and Drug Safety Act provides funding for the Food and Drug Administration through December 15, 2013, at the $986 billion sequester-reduced funding levels, the same level of funding in the clean Senate CR.   Under the Republican government shutdown, 45% of FDA employees are furloughed.  As a result, FDA is unable to support the majority of its food safety, nutrition, and cosmetics activities, such as routine establishment inspections, some compliance and enforcement activities, monitoring of imports, notification programs, and the majority of the laboratory research necessary to inform public health decision-making.  Imported seafood, fruits, vegetables and other foods are not getting routine inspections.  This bill fails to fund any other activities covered by the Agriculture Appropriations bill.  It also fails to end the shutdown for other consumer safety agencies like the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Federal Trade Commission.  The Rule for H.J.Res. 77, 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, 8: 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

“’You’re seeing the tremor before the tsunami here,’ [Rep. Ted] Yoho (R-FL) said. ‘I’m not going to raise the debt ceiling’… He doesn’t want to raise the debt ceiling — ever again. The experts, and Republican leaders, say that would trigger a financial catastrophe. But Yoho didn’t listen to them about the shutdown. And look how that turned out…”

-    Washington Post, 10/5/13