THE DAILY WHIP: TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014

For Immediate Release:

March 4, 2014

Contact:

Katie GrantStephanie Young, 202-225-3130

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

2:00 p.m.: Legislative Business

Unlimited “One Minutes”

6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Suspensions (8 bills)

  1. H.R. 4076 – The Home Heating Emergency Assistance Through Transportation (HHEATT) Act of 2014 (Rep. Shuster – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  2. H.R. 2126 – Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2014, as amended (Rep. McKinley – Energy and Commerce)
  3. H.R. 938 – United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014, as amended (Rep. Ros-Lehtinen – Foreign Affairs)
  4. H.Res. 488 – Supporting the people of Venezuela as they protest peacefully for democratic change and calling to end the violence (Rep. Ros-Lehtinen – Foreign Affairs)
  5. H.R. 2259 – North Fork Watershed Protection Act (Rep. Daines – Natural Resources)
  6. S. 23 – Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Conservation and Recreation Act (Sen. Levin – Natural Resources)
  7. H.R. 2197 – York River Wild and Scenic River Study Act (Rep. Pingree – Natural Resources)
  8. H.R. 3370 – Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, as amended (Rep. Grimm – Financial Services) This bill seeks to address the affordability to consumers of flood insurance premium increases that followed the implementation of the 2012 Biggert-Waters law.  The measure would limit yearly premium increases to an average increase of 15% per year, and provide that, in reaching that average, no individual policy holder would pay a premium increase of greater than 18% per year.

    The bill contains a provision that reinstates the flood insurance program's grandfathering provision – meaning homes that complied with previous FEMA flood maps would not be hit with large increases when new maps, showing larger flood risks, are implemented by the agency. To help pay for the changes made to the 2012 Biggert-Waters law, the bill would authorize a $25 surcharge on residential policies, and a $250 surcharge on premiums for non-residential properties.

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Wednesday, March 5: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to consider H.R. 4118 Suspending the Individual Mandate Penalty Law Equals Fairness Act (Rep. Jenkins – Ways and Means) (Subject to a Rule). The House is also expected to begin consideration of H.R. 3826 Electricity Security and Affordability Act (Rep. Whitfield – Energy and Commerce) (Subject to a Rule).

 
The Daily Quote

“A new poll released Thursday finds that a broad, bipartisan majority of Americans favor allowing undocumented immigrants to stay in the United States… Seventy-three percent of Americans back a path to legal status as long as the immigrants meet a series of requirements, according to the poll released by the Pew Research Center. That includes 81 percent of Democrats, 74 percent of independents and 64 percent of Republicans, the poll found… Immigration reform on Capitol Hill is on hold. House Republican leaders released a one page document of so-called principles last month at a party retreat in Cambridge, Md. But Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) later declared that doing immigration reform would be ‘difficult’ due to his conference’s distrust of President Barack Obama – a statement that many saw as House Republicans shelving work on immigration for the year.”

-    Politico, 2/28/2014