THE DAILY WHIP: THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012

For Immediate Release:

March 1, 2012

Contact:

Katie GrantDaniel Reilly, 202-225-3130

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

9:00 a.m.: Legislative Business

Five “One Minutes” per side

10:00 - 10:30 a.m. 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

H.Res. 562 - Directing the Office of the Historian to compile oral histories from Members of the House of Representatives involved in the historic and annual Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, marches, as well as the civil rights movement in general, for the purposes of expanding or augmenting the historic record and for public dissemination and education (Rep. Sewell - House Administration) (Unanimous Consent Agreement, 1 hour of debate) The resolution directs the Office of the Historian to compile oral histories from current and former members of the House who either participated in the historic 1965 Selma to Montgomery, Alabama marches, participated in the annual civil rights march along the historic trail from Selma to Montgomery to recognize the achievements of the civil rights movement or were involved in the civil rights movement in general.

Bill Text for H.Res. 562:
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Postponed Suspension Votes (2 Votes):

  1. S. 1134 - St. Croix River Crossing Project Authorization Act (Sen. Klobuchar - Transportation and Infrastructure/Natural Resources /Budget)
  2. H.Res. 556 - Condemning the Government of Iran for its continued persecution, imprisonment, and sentencing of Youcef Nadarkhani on the charge of apostasy, as amended (Rep. Pitts - Foreign Affairs)
 
The Daily Quote

“…a week and a half later the [highway] bill is undergoing a wholesale rewrite that has put one of Boehner’s top 2012 priorities on hold…. LaTourette publicly denounced the bill..he raised concerns about several provisions and predicted that not a single Democrat would vote for the bill on the House floor. ‘I’ve never seen a highway bill like that,’ LaTourette said…. With Democrats opposed to the bill for a range of reasons, he said, ‘I couldn’t figure out how it was going to get 218 votes.’ Republican leaders were already likely to lose votes from conservatives who have opposed most spending bills in the 112th Congress and who complained that the price tag of $260 billion over five years was too high.”

-     The Hill, 2/29/12