THE DAILY WHIP: TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2013

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

Suspensions (2 bills)

  1. H.R. 749 Eliminate Privacy Notice Confusion Act (Rep. Luetkemeyer – Financial Services)
  2. H.R. 1035 To require a study of voluntary community-based flood insurance options and how such options could be incorporated into the national flood insurance program, and for other purposes (Rep. Moore – Financial Services)

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Wednesday, March 13: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to consider H.R. 890 – Preserving Work Requirements for Welfare Programs Act of 2013 (Rep. Camp – Ways and Means/Education and the Workforce) (Subject to a Rule).

 
The Daily Quote

“But is this a serious budget? Or is it simply a political document? After all, it calls for repealing Obamacare but assumes the $716 billion in cuts that Obamacare created. It contains the voucher/premium support changes to Medicare that both Ryan and Romney largely campaigned on in 2012 -- and they lost the election. We know why [Budget Committee Chairman Paul] Ryan’s budget includes repealing Obamacare (the GOP base wants it, and Ryan would have received plenty of attention from the media had it NOT been in there). But its inclusion makes it look unserious; Obamacare is the law of the land, and the Supreme Court and the 2012 election decided that. What’s interesting is that Ryan is being fairly open about the political aspects of his budget, admitting some things (like Obamacare) are non-starters.”

-    NBC News, 3/11/13