THE DAILY WHIP: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012

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

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

“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 bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules.

Suspensions (3 Bills)

  1. H.R. 2079 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 10 Main Street in East Rockaway, New York, as the “John J. Cook Post Office” (Rep. McCarthy (NY) -Oversight and Government Reform)
  2. H.R. 3247 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1100 Town and Country Commons in Chesterfield, Missouri, as the “Lance Corporal Matthew P. Pathenos Post Office Building” (Rep. Akin - Oversight and Government Reform)
  3. H.R. 3248 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 112 South 5th Street in Saint Charles, Missouri, as the “Lance Corporal Drew W. Weaver Post Office Building” (Rep. Akin -  Oversight and Government Reform)

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Wednesday, February 15: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to begin consideration of H.R. 7 - “American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act of 2012” (Rep. Mica – Transportation and Infrastructure/Natural Resources/Energy and Commerce/Ways and Means/Oversight and Government Reform) (Subject to a Rule). The House may also consider H.R. 4013 - To continue the employee payroll tax cut through 2012 (Rep. Herger – Ways and Means) – Under suspension of the Rules.  Text for H.R. 4013 can be found here

 
The Daily Quote

“House Speaker John Boehner, in a move that carries political risks, plans to bring an ambitious transportation bill to the House floor...despite the resistance of some conservatives. The measure's failure would be a blow to Mr. Boehner's leadership, and he is scrambling to win support. …The Club For Growth and Heritage Action, two prominent small-government groups, have attacked the measure, with the Club for Growth calling it ‘a remarkably bloated and inefficient piece of legislation.’ Some Republicans agree. ‘It's too big,’ said Rep. Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.). ‘This isn't a good thing. It's not a good direction.’"

-     The Wall Street Journal, 2/10/12