THE DAILY WHIP: TUESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2013

For Immediate Release:

January 1, 2013

Contact:

Katie GrantDaniel Reilly, 202-225-3130

House Meets At:First Vote Predicted:Last Vote Predicted:
12:00 p.m.: Legislative Business

Fifteen “One Minutes”
1:30 – 2:00 p.m.???

Suspensions (6 bills)

  1. H.R. __  – Congressional Pay Freeze and Fiscal Responsibility Act (Rep. Fitzpatrick – Oversight and Government Reform)
  2. S. 3662 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6 Nichols Street in Westminster, Massachusetts, as the "Lieutenant Ryan Patrick Jones Post Office Building" (Sen. Brown (MA) – Oversight and Government Reform)
  3. S. 3630 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 218 North Milwaukee Street in Waterford, Wisconsin, as the "Captain Rhett W. Schiller Post Office" (Sen. Johnson (WI) – Oversight and Government Reform)
  4. Senate Amendment to H.R. 1464 – North Korean Child Welfare Act of 2012 (Rep. Royce – Foreign Affairs)
  5. S. 3677 – To make a technical correction to the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 (Sen. Johnson (SD) – Financial Services)
  6. H.R. __ – To prevent the doubling of milk prices (Rep. Cantor – Agriculture)

Postponed Suspensions (13 bills)

  1. Senate Amendment to H.R. 443 – To provide for the conveyance of certain property from the United States to the Maniilaq Association located in Kotzebue, Alaska (Rep. Young (AK) – Natural Resources)
  2. Senate Amendment to H.R. 2076 – Investigative Assistance for Violent Crimes Act of 2011 (Rep. Gowdy – Judiciary)
  3. H.Con.Res. 145 – Calling for universal condemnation of the North Korean missile launch of December 12, 2012 (Rep. Ros–Lehtinen – Foreign Affairs)
  4. H.Res. 134 – Condemning the Government of Iran for its state–sponsored persecution of its Baha'i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights (Rep. Dold – Foreign Affairs)
  5. H.Res. ­­­­834 – Urging the governments of Europe and the European Union to designate Hizballah as a terrorist organization and impose sanctions, and urging the President to provide information about Hizballah to the European allies of the United States and to support the Government of Bulgaria in investigating the July 18, 2012, terrorist attack in Burgas (Rep. Kelly – Foreign Affairs)
  6. Senate amendment to H.R. 6328 – Clothe a Homeless Hero Act (Rep. Hochul – Homeland Security)
  7. Senate Amendment to H.R. 4212 – Drywall Safety Act of 2012 (Rep. Rigell – Energy and Commerce)
  8. S. 3472 – Uninterrupted Scholars Act (Sen. Landrieu – Education and the Workforce)
  9. Senate Amendment to H.R. 6029 – Foreign and Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act of 2012 (Rep. Smith (TX) – Judiciary)
  10. Senate Amendment to H.R. 6621 – To correct and improve certain provisions of the Leahy–Smith America Invents Act and title 35, United States Code (Rep. Smith (TX) – Judiciary)
  11. S. 3331 Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act of 2012 (Sen. Kerry – Foreign Affairs)
  12. S. 2318 Department of State Rewards Program Update and Technical Corrections Act of 2012 (Sen. Kerry – Foreign Affairs)
  13. S.J.Res. 44 – A joint resolution granting the consent of Congress to the State and Province Emergency Management Assistance Memorandum of Understanding (Sen. Kohl – Foreign Affairs)

Possible Consideration of a martial law resolution (Rules) The Rules committee has ‘martial law’ authority in the House, which allows the House to consider any Rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules committee. There is martial law authority in the House through the end of the 112th Congress.

Possible Consideration of legislation related to the so-called ‘fiscal cliff’

Possible Consideration of Emergency Supplemental Appropriations legislation

 
The Daily Quote

“Of all things, I am actually getting modestly hopeful that we might have a productive 113th Congress. Of course, our basis of comparison, the 112th, sets the bar absurdly low… It seems clear to me that Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, has integrated the twin reality that President Barack Obama won re-election handily and that the GOP strategy of voting as a parliamentary minority — united in opposition to everything coming from the White House — is a losing one for the future… There are many other areas where cooperation and compromise would win kudos from most Americans.”

-     Norman Ornstein, Roll Call, 11/14/12