THE DAILY WHIP: TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012

House Meets At: First Vote Predicted: Last Vote Predicted:
2:00 p.m.: Pro Forma Business
6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

***Members are advised that the House will meet at 2:00 p.m. for pro forma business and recess immediately. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Quorum Call at 6:30 p.m. – Establishing a quorum in the House of Representatives for the Second Session of the 112th Congress.
 
H.Res. __ - Electing the 36th Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Representatives, Paul Irving (Privileged Resolution)
 
TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has the following schedule for Wednesday, January 18: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to consider H.J.Res. 98 - Relating to the disapproval of the President’s exercise of authority to increase the debt limit, as submitted under section 3101A of title 31, United States Code, on January 12, 2012 (Rep. Reed - Ways and Means) (Subject to a Rule).
 
The Daily Quote

“But the first few weeks of 2012 are brimming with issues that could trip up the GOP majority. House Republicans first have to deal with a year-long payroll tax extension…They’ll also have to contend with a growing deficit of trust between the rank-and-file and leadership…All told, the House Republicans are going into 2012 weaker and more divided than when they took control of the chamber a year ago…. But as Republicans in the rank and file brood and bark about who is responsible for the December payroll debacle — the party’s biggest setback since taking power — GOP leadership is looking for an issue to latch onto that would add some substance to a normally light legislative year.”

-     Politico, 1/5/12