THE DAILY WHIP: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013

For Immediate Release:

October 10, 2013

Contact:

Katie GrantStephanie Young, 202-225-3130

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

10:00 a.m.: Morning Hour Debate
12:00 p.m.: Legislative Business

Fifteen “One Minutes”

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

H.J.Res. 79 - Border Safety & Security Act (Rep. Carter (TX) – Appropriations) (40 Minutes of Debate).  This bill provides funding for certain offices related to border security, immigration, and customs within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through December 15, 2013, at the $986 billion sequester-reduced funding levels, the same level of funding in the clean Senate CR. 

Under the Republican government shutdown, DHS has attempted to curb the potentially devastating security risks that the nation could be exposed to, designating 86% of employees as essential. Despite that, this bill only provides for funds for: Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Coast Guard, National Protection and Programs Directorate’s Office of Biometric Identity Management, and Citizenship and Immigration Services.  The bill fails to fund numerous vital DHS offices including: Secretary and Executive Management, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Officer, Analysis and Operations, Inspector General, Transportation Security Administration, Secret Service, National Protection and Programs Directorate’s offices other than Biometric Identity Management (Management and Administration, Infrastructure Protection and Information Security, and Federal Protective Service), Health Affairs, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Science and Technology, and Domestic Nuclear Detection. The Rule for H.J.Res. 79, which was adopted last week, provides for a closed Rule and 40 minutes of general debate.  Members are urged to VOTE NO.

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Friday, October 11: The House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business and votes are expected in the House. The legislative schedule will be announced as it becomes available.

 
The Daily Quote

“Sen. John McCain said Wednesday that there was never a chance of defunding Obamacare, blaming politicians who said it was possible for the current government shutdown. ‘We started this on a fool’s errand, convincing so many millions of Americans and our supporters that we could defund Obamacare,’ McCain (R-Ariz.) told Wolf Blitzer on CNN. ‘[That] obviously wouldn’t happen until we had 67 Republican senators to override a presidential veto.’ McCain stopped short of naming any of his colleagues specifically when asked who was to blame for the shutdown, but he did say that he believes those who initially advocated for tying the president’s signature health care law to budget negotiations were responsible.’[It was] the people that convinced so many millions of Americans, tea partiers specifically we’re talking about, that there was some way to defund Obamacare. We can’t,’ McCain said.”

-    Politico, 10/9/13