THE DAILY WHIP: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011

For Immediate Release:

February 10, 2011

Contact:

Katie GrantDaniel Reilly, 202-225-3130

House Meets At: First Vote Predicted: Last Vote Predicted:
10:00 a.m.: Morning Hour
12:00 p.m.: Legislative Business

Fifteen “One Minutes” per side

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
H.Res. 73 – Rule providing for consideration of H. Res. 72 - Directing certain standing committees to inventory and review existing, pending, and proposed regulations and orders from agencies of the Federal Government, particularly with respect to their effect on jobs and economic growth (Rep. Sessions – Rules) (1 hour of debate) The Rules Committee has recommended a closed Rule, allowing for no amendments to the resolution and one motion to recommit, with instructions. The Rule would also provide for 9½ hours of general debate. The Rule provides for the following committees to have debate time: Small Business (30 minutes), Energy and Commerce (1 hour), Transportation and Infrastructure (1 hour), Financial Services (1 hour), Natural Resources (1 hour), Ways and Means (1 hour), Judiciary (1 hour), Education and Workforce (30 minutes), Agriculture (1 hour), Oversight and Government Reform (1 hour). The Rule also provides for 30 minutes of Leadership time equally divided between the Majority and Minority Leaders. 
 
The Rules Committee did not make in order an amendment offered by Mr. Hastings (FL), which would have added a section to the resolution instructing committees to make the creation of jobs their highest priority.
 
H.Res. 79 – Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 514 - To extend expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 and Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 relating to access to business records, individual terrorists as agents of foreign powers, and roving wiretaps until December 8, 2011 (Rep. Sensenbrenner - Judiciary) (1 hour of debate) The Rules Committee has recommended a closed Rule, allowing for no amendments to the legislation and one motion to recommit, with instructions. The resolution provides for 40 minutes of debate for the Judiciary Committee and 20 minutes of debate for the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The Rule would provide for consideration of H.R. 514, which is the exact same legislation that failed to pass under suspension of the Rules on February 8.
 
H.Res. 72 - Directing certain standing committees to inventory and review existing, pending, and proposed regulations and orders from agencies of the Federal Government, particularly with respect to their effect on jobs and economic growth (Rep. Sessions – Rules) (9½ hours of debate) H.Res. 72 directs 10 House committees to review regulations issued by federal agencies and examine their effects on the economy, which is already within the rights and jurisdiction of each of these committees.
 
The Daily Quote
“Divisions within the GOP over how much and how quickly to cut spending are roiling the party at a time when House Republican leaders are struggling to keep their agenda on track."
 
  -   Wall Street Journal, 2/9/11