THE DAILY WHIP: TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2012

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

10:00 a.m.: Morning Hour
12:00 p.m.: Legislative Business

Fifteen “One Minutes

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

**Members are advised that the House will recess no later than 5:30 p.m. to allow a security sweep of the House Chamber prior to the President's State of the Union address. The House will meet again at approximately 8:35 p.m. for the purpose of receiving, in a joint session with the Senate, the President of the United States.

Suspensions (5 Bills)

  1. H.R. 2070 - World War II Memorial Prayer Act of 2011 (Rep. Johnson (OH) - Natural Resources)
  2. H.R. 290 - War Memorial Protection Act (Rep. Hunter - Natural Resources)
  3. H.R. 1022 - Buffalo Soldiers in the National Parks Study Act (Rep. Speier - Natural Resources Committee)
  4. H.R. 3800 - To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the funding and expenditure authority of the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, to amend title 49, United States Code, to extend authorizations for the airport improvement program, and for other purposes (Rep. John Mica - Transportation and Infrastructure/Ways and Means).  This would extend federal aviation program funding through February 17, 2012 (current authority expires on January 31, 2012).
  5. H.Res. 516 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the passage of a fiscal year 2013 Federal budget is of national importance (Rep. Nugent -Budget)

Democratic Motion to Instruct Conferees on H.R. 3630 – Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011 (Offered by Rep. Capps) (1 hour of debate)

Possible Motion to go to Conference on H.R. 658 - FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act Possible Democratic Motion to Instruct Conferees.

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Wednesday, January 25: The House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to consider H.R. 3801 - To amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to clarify the definition of aircraft and the offenses penalized under the aviation smuggling provisions under that Act, and for other purposes (Rep. Giffords – Ways and Means) under suspension of the Rules.

 
The Daily Quote

“After a brutal year filled with infighting and legislative crises, the Republican majority has a simpler goal for the rest of this year: stay unified and tranquil during a presidential election year and avoid the battles that reveal the divides within their own party…In 2011, Republicans talked about cutting spending, trying to convince the public that doing so would create jobs. That message — along with talk of the size of government — isn’t strong, Republicans were told in a polling briefing…The fact that they’re coalescing around a fresh set of principles shows that leaders are aware of the discontent in the conference and recognize that a fresh start is necessary to maintain their majority. It’s an attempt to scuttle the sense of crisis and improvisation that was the backdrop to governing in 2011.”

-          Politico, 1/22/12