THE DAILY WHIP: TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012

For Immediate Release:

January 31, 2012

Contact:

Katie GrantDaniel Reilly, 202-225-3130

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 5:15 p.m. At that time, the House will reconvene and consider H.Res. 522. Any vote requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

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

H.Res. 522 – Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 1173 - The Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act of 2011 (Rep. Boustany – Ways and Means) The Rules Committee has recommended a modified open Rule that provides for one hour of general debate with 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce and 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means. The Rule allows any amendment submitted and printed in the Congressional Record, no later than January 31, to be considered on the Floor. It allows pro forma amendments and provides that the bill shall be considered for amendment for a period not to exceed three hours.  The Rule also provides one motion to recommit, with or without instructions.

The Rules committee rejected a motion by Mr. Polis to consider the bill under an open Rule, without a pre-printing requirement. 

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Wednesday, February 1: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to consider bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. The House is also expected to consider H.R. 1173 - The Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act of 2011 (Rep. Boustany – Ways and Means).

 
The Daily Quote

“Their problems span the gauntlet …The GOP House majority is no longer hogging the media attention as it did last year. The agenda remains muddy — and there’s a gulf between House and Senate Republicans on those issues. And there is growing dissension in the ranks over their leadership’s strategy — with tension particularly acute between the rank and file of the House and Senate GOP.”

  -          Politico, 1/29/12