THE DAILY WHIP: TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012

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

12:00 p.m.: Morning Hour
2:00 p.m.: Legislative Business

Unlimited “One Minutes”

6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Following one minute speeches, the House is expected to recess until approximately 4:30 p.m. At that time, the House will reconvene and consider the six bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Suspensions (6 Bills)

  1. H.R. 1038 – To authorize the conveyance of two small parcels of land within the boundaries of the Coconino National Forest containing private improvements that were developed based upon the reliance of the landowners in an erroneous survey conducted in May 1960 (Rep. Gosar – Natural Resources)
  2. H.R. 2050 – Idaho Wilderness Water Resources Protection Act (Rep. Simpson – Natural Resources)
  3. H.R. 2157 – To facilitate a land exchange involving certain National Forest System lands in the Inyo National Forest, and for other purposes (Rep. McKeon – Natural Resources)
  4. H.R. 2947 – To provide for the release of the reversionary interest held by the United States in certain land conveyed by the United States in 1950 for the establishment of an airport in Cook County, Minnesota (Rep. Cravaack – Natural Resources)
  5. H.R. 491 – To modify the boundaries of Cibola National Forest in the State of New Mexico, to transfer certain Bureau of Land Management land for inclusion in the national forest, and for other purposes (Rep.  Heinrich – Natural Resources)
  6. H.R. 2240 – Lowell National Historical Park Land Exchange Act of 2011 (Rep. Tsongas – Natural Resources)

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Wednesday, April 25: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to consider H.R. 3336 – Small Business Credit Availability Act, as amended (Rep. Hartzler – Agriculture) and H.R. 2146 – DATA Act (Rep. Issa – Oversight and Government Reform) – under suspension of the Rules.  The House may also consider a Motion to go to Conference on H.R. 4348 – Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012, Part II.

 
The Daily Quote

“For months, House Republicans have been trying to wriggle out of the agreement they made in August that will force deep cuts in military spending. Now we know how they propose to do it: They will take tens of billions out of programs for the poorest Americans, particularly food stamps, along with health care for the middle class. The House Agriculture Committee voted on Wednesday to cut $33 billion over the next decade out of food stamps. That would immediately end benefits for two million people, and reduce benefits for the remaining 44 million people who use the program. A family of four would find their benefits lowered by $57 a month beginning in September, according to an analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The committee trimmed job training for food-stamp recipients by 72 percent; 280,000 students would no longer be eligible for free meals… The Republicans could have accepted the military cuts they had agreed to or they could have joined with Democrats in reducing the cuts by raising taxes on the rich...  The extremists who run the House budget process seem willing to force a shutdown later this year to get their way, but they may find themselves isolated. On Thursday, Senate Republican leaders said they would abide by the spending targets in the budget deal. There is still time for them to persuade the House to come to its senses.”

-     New York Times Editorial, 4/24/12