THE DAILY WHIP: TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017

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

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

Fifteen “One Minutes”
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.5:00 – 6:00 p.m. 

H.Res. 240 – Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 1343 – Encouraging Employee Ownership Act of 2017 (Rep. Hultgren – Financial Services) (One hour of debate). The Rules Committee has recommended a structured Rule that provides for one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services.  The Rule provides for consideration of 1 amendment, debatable for 10 minutes, equally controlled by the proponent and opponent of the amendment. The Rule allows one motion to recommit, with or without instructions, and waives all points of order against the legislation. Members are urged to VOTE NO.

H.Res. 241 – Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 1304 – Self-Insurance Protection Act (Rep. Roe – Education and the Workforce) (One hour of debate).  The Rules Committee has recommended a closed Rule that provides for one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce.  The Rule allows one motion to recommit, with or without instructions, and waives all points of order against the legislation.  Members are urged to VOTE NO.

H.R. 1343 – Encouraging Employee Ownership Act of 2017 (Rep. Hultgren – Financial Services).  This bill would increase from $5 million to $10 million the amount in which a private company can compensate employees in stock per year, while later indexing that amount to inflation, without having to provide the employees with certain disclosures.   

The Rule makes in order 1 amendment, debatable for 10 minutes, equally divided between the offeror and an opponent.  The amendment is:

Rep. Polis Amendment. Requires the GAO to report to Congress one year after date of enactment the impact of the legislation on employee ownership.

Bill Text for H.R. 1343:
PDF Version

Background for H.R. 1343:
House Report (HTML Version)
House Report (PDF Version)

Suspension (1 bill)

  1. Senate Amendment to H.R. 353 – Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017 (Rep. Lucas – Science, Space, and Technology)

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Wednesday, April 5: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.  The House is expected to complete consideration of H.R. 1304 – Self-Insurance Protection Act (Rep. Roe – Education and the Workforce).  The House is also expected to consider H.R. 369 – To Eliminate the Sunset of the Veterans Choice Program (Rep. Roe – Veterans’ Affairs) – under suspension of the Rules.  

 
The Daily Quote

“The timeline is tight: Con­gress leaves this Fri­day for the East­er-Pas­sov­er re­cess, the Sen­ate re­turns on April 24, the House re­turns on April 25, and the cur­rent con­tinu­ing res­ol­u­tion ex­pires at mid­night on April 28… What would set this one apart is that Re­pub­lic­ans hold the White House as well as ma­jor­it­ies in the House and Sen­ate. It would be the first same-party shut­down in 37 years.”

    -    National Journal, 4/4/2017