THE DAILY WHIP: TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013

For Immediate Release:

June 11, 2013

Contact:

Katie GrantStephanie Young, 202-225-3130

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

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

Unlimited “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 five bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Suspensions (5 bills)

1) H.R. 251 South Utah Valley Electric Conveyance Act (Rep. Chaffetz – Natural Resources)
2) H.R. 993 – Fruit Heights Land Conveyance Act (Rep. Bishop (UT) – Natural Resources)
3) H.R. 1157 Rattlesnake Mountain Public Access Act (Rep. Hastings (WA) – Natural Resources)
4) H.R. 1158 North Cascades National Park Service Complex Fish Stocking Act (Rep. Hastings (WA) – Natural Resources)
5) H.R. 723 – Wood–Pawcatuck Watershed Protection Act (Rep. Langevin – Natural Resources)

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Wednesday, June 12: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to consider H.R. 1256 – Swap Jurisdiction Certainty Act (Rep. Garrett – Financial Services) (Subject to a Rule) and begin consideration of H.R. 1960 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 (Rep. McKeon – Armed Services) (Subject to a Rule). The House is also is expected to consider several bills under suspension of the Rules. 

 
The Daily Quote

“The House is holding lots of headline-grabbing oversight hearings – 100 in May alone. But when it comes to the actual crafting and advancing of legislation, the lower chamber is on pace for one of the least productive sessions in recent decades. The 21 permanent committees in the Republican-led House have issued just 94 original reports or markups in the first five months of the year, the second-lowest showing in any opening of a Congress since at least 1997, records show. Production at the start of a new session was only ever lower once – in 2001, when just 80 House committee reports were issued through May… Through May, there have been just 11 public bills that have become law (two others have not yet been signed), the lowest number for the first five months of a session since at least 1995, according to numbers available from the Library of Congress and the U.S. Government Printing Office.”

-    National Journal, 6/6/13