THE DAILY WHIP: TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013

For Immediate Release:

April 9, 2013

Contact:

Katie GrantStephanie Young, 202-225-3130

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

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 5:00 p.m. At that time, the House will reconvene and consider the three bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Suspensions (3 bills)

  1. H.R. 254 - Bonneville Unit Clean Hydropower Facilitation Act (Rep. Chaffetz - Natural Resources)
  2. H.R. 291 - Black Hills Cemetery Act (Rep. Noem - Natural Resources)
  3. H.R. 1033 - American Battlefield Protection Program Amendments Act of 2013 (Rep. Holt - Natural Resources)

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Wednesday, April 10: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to consider H.R. 678 – Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act (Rep. Tipton – Natural Resources) (Subject to a Rule).

 
The Daily Quote

“House Democrats on Monday blasted Republicans for moving forward with legislation to prioritize debt payments in the event that the nation’s debt ceiling is exceeded. They said the GOP maneuver is a clear sign that a repeat of the brutal 2011 fiscal confrontation is looming. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) told his GOP colleagues Friday that he expects the House to consider a debt prioritization bill sponsored by Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) ‘in the near future.’ The $16.8 trillion national borrowing limit has been suspended until May 19. Once the limit goes back into effect, the Treasury Department will have a matter of weeks before it can no longer avoid being unable to meet some payment obligations.”

-    The Hill, 4/9/13