THE DAILY WHIP: THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2011

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

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
The House is expecting one series of votes today.
 
Members are advised that following last votes, the House will continue debating amendments until approximately 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. At that time, the House is expected to stop debate to H.R. 2354 for the day.
 
Continue Consideration of H.R. 2354 – Energy and Water Appropriations Act, 2012 (Rep. Frelinghuysen – Appropriations) H.R. 2354 appropriates approximately $30.6 billion for the Department of Energy and related agencies, related programs, and federal water projects. The funding level is $5.9 billion below the President's FY12 request and $1 billion below the enacted level for 2011.
 
The House completed general debate on 7/8. Last night, the house finished reading through the bill. Today, the house is expected to begin debate on limitation amendments at the end of the bill. The following amendments have recorded votes pending:
 
Matheson Amendment.  Relating to increasing the Non-Defense Environmental Cleanup account under the Department of Energy and reducing the Weapons Activities account under the National Nuclear Security Administration
Reed Amendment. Relating to increasing the Non-Defense Environmental Cleanup account under the Department of Energy and reducing the DOE Departmental Administration account and the National Nuclear Security Administration account
Holt Amendment. Relating to increasing the Science account under the Department of Energy and reducing the Weapons Activities account under the National Nuclear Security Administration
Royce Amendment. Relating to reducing the Science account under the Department of Energy
Broun Amendment #43.  Relating to reducing the Science account under the Department of Energy
Schiff Amendment. Relating to increasing the amount appropriated for carrying out the research activities authorized by the America COMPETES Act and reducing the DOE Departmental Administration account
Broun Amendment #48.  Relating to striking the funds for the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program
Shimkus Amendment. Relating to reducing the DOE Departmental Administration account and increasing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission account for the Yucca Mountain license application
Broun Amendment #47. Zeroing out the appropriation for the Southeast Crescent Regional Commission
 
Bill Text for H.R. 2354:
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Background for H.R. 2354:
CRS Report - Energy and Water Development: FY2012 Appropriations
 
TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Friday, July 15: The House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to Continue Consideration of H.R. 2354 – Energy and Water Appropriations Act, 2012 (Rep. Frelinghuysen – Appropriations).
 
The Daily Quote
“...If there is no political deal, the American government will go into default...the country will have to stop paying someone: perhaps pensioners, or government suppliers, or soldiers. That would be damaging enough at a time of economic fragility. And the longer such a default went on, the greater the risk of provoking a genuine bond crisis would become. There is no good economic reason why this should be happening.... Now, however, the Republicans are pushing things too far.... The sticking-point is not on the spending side. It is because the vast majority of Republicans, driven on by the wilder-eyed members of their party and the cacophony of conservative media, are clinging to the position that not a single cent of deficit reduction must come from a higher tax take. This is economically illiterate and disgracefully cynical.”
 
-     The Economist, 7/711