THE DAILY WHIP: THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011

For Immediate Release:

January 6, 2011

Contact:

Katie GrantDaniel Reilly, 202-225-3130

House Meets At: First Vote Predicted: Last Vote Predicted

10:00 a.m.

Ten “One Minutes” Per Side

10:30 a.m. 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Members are advised that immediately following one-minute speeches, there will be a recorded Quorum Call vote at approximately 10:30 a.m.

That vote will be followed by a reading of the Constitution by Members of the House – all Members are encouraged to stay on the floor following the Quorum call if they would like to read part of the Constitution. The GOP Leadership has announced that the reading will alternate between Democrats and Republicans and will be first-come, first-serve.

Suspension (1 bill)

H.Res. __ - A resolution to Cut Congress’s Budget (Rep. Walden – House Administration) (2 hours of debate)

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK

The House GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule: On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to consider the Rule for the Patient's Rights Repeal Act.

 
The Daily Quote

“Even before House Republicans took control of the chamber Wednesday, there were at least three areas where they appear to be backtracking on promises made: Cutting $100 billion in the first year, allowing opportunities for the minority party to offer amendments on bills, and making public attendance records for committee hearings. The Republicans ran for office in 2010 on a platform they titled ‘The Pledge to America,’ which states they would reduce government spending to 2008 ‘pre-stimulus, pre-bailout levels’ and cut ‘at least $100 billion in the first year alone.’ House GOP aides are now backing off that $100 billion figure.”

  -     CNN, 1/5/11