THE DAILY WHIP: THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2011

House Meets At: First Vote Predicted: Last Vote Predicted:
9:00 a.m.: Legislative Business

Five “One Minutes” per side

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.

H.Res. 9Instructing certain committees to report legislation replacing the Affordable Care Act (Rep. Dreier - Rules) (1 hour of debate). The House passed the Rule providing for consideration of H.Res. 9 on January 7. The Rule allows one amendment, offered by Mr. Matheson of Utah. The Rule also provides for one motion to recommit, without instructions.

H.Res. 9 requires 4 house committees to report to the House legislation, proposing specified changes to replace the Affordable Care Act. Those committees are the Committee on Education and the Workforce; the Committee on Energy and Commerce; the Committee on the Judiciary; and the Committee on Ways and Means.

  • Matheson Amendment (10 minutes of debate) – Would expand instructions to the committees of jurisdiction to include a permanent fix to the Medicare Physician payment formula, or Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR).
 
The Daily Quote
“CBO and JCT estimated that the March 2010 health care legislation would reduce budget deficits over the 2010-2019 period and in subsequent years; consequently, we expect that repealing that legislation would increase the budget deficit.”
 
  -   CBO Director, Doug Elmendorf, 1/6/11