THE DAILY WHIP: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013

For Immediate Release:

October 3, 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 – 2:30 p.m. 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

H.J.Res. 72 Honoring Our Promise to America’s Veterans Act (Rep. Culberson Appropriations) (30 Minutes of Debate) Provides funding for those portions of the Department of Veterans Affairs not deemed essential in delivering Veterans benefits to reopen through December 15, 2013.  The bill ignores all other functions, including important military installation projects, under the jurisdiction of the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee.  Further, the House Republicans are providing $6.2 billion less in this bill than was provided in the bipartisan Veterans Appropriations bill that passed the House earlier this year. This is the same legislation that failed under suspension of the Rules on yesterday.

H.R. 3230 Pay Our Guard and Reserve Act (Rep. Rogers (KY) Appropriations) (30 Minutes of Debate) Provides funding to pay members of the Reserves and National Guard who perform inactive-duty training through January 1, 2015.

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has not announced any legislative schedule for tomorrow.

 
The Daily Quote

“Now that Boehner has survived several days of the shutdown, his friends say there is no point in moving a clean funding resolution. They said the shutdown is leverage in talks with Obama and the Democrats about lifting the debt ceiling. The two issues have bled together, they said, adding that reopening the government would weaken the speaker’s hand. ‘Why in the world would you do that? You know, that doesn’t encourage anything. That’s basically at this point a surrender to the Democratic position,’ said Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), a close Boehner ally.”

-    Washington Post, 10/2/13

“’We’re not going to be disrespected,’ conservative Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind., added. ‘We have to get something out of this. And I don’t know what that even is.’”

-    Washington Examiner, 10/2/13