THE DAILY WHIP: TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014

For Immediate Release:

March 11, 2014

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 3:30 p.m. At that time, the House will reconvene and consider the eight bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Suspensions (8 bills)

  1. H.R. 311 – The Farmers Undertake Environmental Land Stewardship (FUELS) Act (Rep. Crawford – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  2. H.Res. 506 – Honoring the life and legacy of Va’clav Havel by directing the House of Representatives Fine Arts Board to provide for the display of a bust of Va’clav Havel in the United States Capitol (Rep. Royce – House Administration)
  3. H.Res. 499 – Condemning the violation of Ukrainian sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity by military forces of the Russian Federation, as amended (Rep. Royce – Foreign Affairs/Ways and Means/Judiciary)
  4. H.R. 1814 – Equitable Access to Care and Health (EACH) Act (Rep. Schock – Ways and Means)
  5. H.R. 3474 – Hire More Heroes Act of 2013 (Rep. Rodney Davis – Ways and Means)
  6. H.R. 3979 – Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act of 2014, as amended (Rep. Barletta – Ways and Means)
  7. Possible Consideration of H.R. 4160 – Keep the Promise to Seniors Act of 2014 (Rep. Ellmers – Energy and Commerce/Ways and Means)
  8. H.R. 3675 – Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2013, as amended (Rep. Walden – Energy and Commerce)

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Wednesday, March 12: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to consider H.R. 4138 – ENFORCE the Law Act of 2014 (Rep. Gowdy – Judiciary) (Subject to a Rule). The House is also expected to begin consideration of H.R. 3973 – Faithful Execution of the Law Act of 2014 (Rep. DeSantis – Judiciary) (Subject to a Rule).

 
The Daily Quote

“Congress has in some ways already closed for business until after the mid-term election. Any laws made between now and November will be minor… Some Republicans say the lack of action in Congress is a positive… ’I tell people, we’re not getting anything done and that’s good,’ said Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.). Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said shortly after the 2012 election that he was ‘confident’ Congress and the White House would reach a deal on comprehensive immigration reform. A year later, he scaled back expectations dramatically…”

-    The Hill, 3/10/14