THE DAILY WHIP: TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2011

House Meets At: First Vote Predicted: Last Vote Predicted:
2:00 p.m.: Legislative Business


Unlimited “One Minutes”

6:30 p.m. 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
**Members are advised that important votes are expected on Tuesday and that the vote series at 6:30 p.m. is expected to be longer than usual. 
 
Suspension (1 bill)
  1. H.R. 1079 - Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2011 (Rep. Mica - Transportation and Infrastructure/Ways and Means) This legislation would extend certain authorities for the Federal Aviation Administration until May 31.
H.R. 839 – The HAMP Termination Act (Rep. McHenry – Financial Services) (One Hour of General Debate) H.R. 839 would terminate the authority of the Secretary of the Treasury to provide assistance in accordance with the Home Affordable Modification Program, which gives financial incentives to mortgage servicers to help lower mortgage payments for homeowners. The bill would allow for homeowners, who are already participating in the program prior to enactment of this legislation, to continue in the program.
 
H.R. 839 also contains a provision that directs the Treasury Department to conduct a study and based on that study, issue a report on the best practices for other programs that could be used to help veterans, service members and their immediate families as homeowners. The study and the legislation contain no plan to create jobs. 
 
There are 9 amendments that were made in order under the Rule. Each amendment has 10 minutes of debate, equally divided between the offeror and an opponent. The Amendments to the legislation allowed under the Rule are listed in the order that they are printed in the Rules committee report:

Rep. Hanna Amendment
Rep. Quigley Amendment
Rep. Canseco Amendment
Rep. Inslee Amendment
Rep. Waters Amendment
Rep. Jackson Lee Amendment
Rep. Matsui Amendment
Rep. Maloney Amendment
Rep. Loretta Sanchez Amendment

Bill Text for H.R. 839:
HTML Version
PDF Version    
Background for H.R. 839:
House Report HTML Version
List of Amendments
– List of amendments and summaries for H.R. 839

 
The Daily Quote
“House Republican leaders, however, are facing a surge of opposition to any more short-term spending measures from within their caucus, conservative pundits and tea party activists. Some 54 Republicans voted against the most recent CR negotiated by GOP leaders, after several prominent conservative groups and Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (Ohio) came out strongly against it despite its $6 billion in cuts, while others said they would back the latest bill but insisted they would not support any more short-term CRs.”

Roll Call, 3/28/11