THE DAILY WHIP: TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011

For Immediate Release:

April 5, 2011

Contact:

Katie GrantDaniel Reilly, 202-225-3130

House Meets At: First Vote Predicted: Last Vote Predicted:
10:00 a.m.: Morning Hour
12:00 p.m.: Legislative Business


Fifteen “One Minutes” per side

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
**Members are advised that only the Rule for H.J.Res. 37 will be considered today. Debate and final passage of H.J.Res. 37 will be later in the week.
 
H.Res. 200 – Rule providing for consideration of H.J.Res. 37 - Disapproving the order submitted by the Federal Communications Commission with respect to regulating the Internet and broadband industry practice (Rep. Walden – Energy and Commerce) (One Hour of Debate) The Rules committee has recommended a closed Rule, allowing for no amendments to the legislation. The Rule makes in order one motion to recommit, with instructions. The Rule provides for one hour of debate, equally divided between the Chairman and Ranking Member on the Committee of Energy and Commerce.
 
The Rules Committee voted down an amendment offered by Mr. Hastings (FL), which would have provided for an exemption stating that internet service providers would be barred from blocking or interfering with consumers’ ability to access lawful websites. The Rules committee also rejected an amendment which would have allowed H.J.Res. 37 to be considered under an open Rule.
 
The Daily Quote
“House Republicans huddled late Monday and, according to a GOP aide, gave the speaker an ovation when he informed them that he was advising the House Administration Committee to begin preparing for a possible shutdown. That process includes alerting lawmakers and senior staff about which employees would not report to work if no agreement is reached.”
 
  -  Washington Post, 4/5/11