THE DAILY WHIP: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013

For Immediate Release:

December 3, 2013

Contact:

Katie GrantStephanie Young, 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”

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

**Members are advised that the House is only expecting one vote series today.

Suspensions (10 bills)

  1. H.R. 1095 – TSA Loose Change Act (Rep. Miller (FL) – Homeland Security)
  2. H.R. 2719 – The Transportation Acquisition Security Reform Act (Rep. Hudson – Homeland Security)
  3. H.R. 1204 – The Aviation Security Stakeholder Participation Act of 2013 (Rep. Thompson (MS) – Homeland Security)
  4. H.R. 3626 – To extend the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988 for 10 years (Rep. Coble – Judiciary)
  5. H.R. 255 – To amend certain definitions contained in the Provo River Project Transfer Act for purposes of clarifying certain property descriptions (Rep. Chaffetz – Natural Resources)
  6. H.R. 2388 – To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to take certain Federal lands located in El Dorado County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians (Rep. McClintock – Natural Resources)
  7. H.R. 1963 – Bureau of Reclamation Conduit Hydropower Development Equity and Jobs Act, as amended (Rep. Daines – Natural Resources)
  8. H.R. 1241 – To facilitate a land exchange involving certain National Forest System lands in the Inyo National Forest (Rep. Cook – Natural Resources)
  9. H.R. 1846 – To amend the Act establishing the Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site (Rep. Velazquez – Natural Resources)
  10. H.R. 2650 – Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Non–Intercourse Act of 2013 (Rep. Nolan – Natural Resources)

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Wednesday, December 4: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to consider H.R. 1105 – Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act (Rep. Hurt – Financial Services) (Subject to a Rule).

 
The Daily Quote

“The good news for Congress as it heads into the final workdays of the year is that, for the first time in five years, there are no edge-of-the-cliff December crises threatening to bring the country to its knees. The bad news is that whatever gets done in December will still be part of a year with record-low congressional accomplishment… But even a final burst of activity would do little to change the historic arc of this calendar year under the Capitol dome. According to congressional records, there have been fewer than 60 public laws enacted in the first 11 months of this year, so below the previous low in legislative output that officials have already declared this first session of the 113th Congress the least productive ever. In 1995, when the newly empowered GOP congressional majority confronted the Clinton administration, 88 laws were enacted, the record low in the post-World War II era.”

-    Washington Post, 12/1/13