THE DAILY WHIP: TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012

For Immediate Release:

May 15, 2012

Contact:

Katie GrantDaniel Reilly, 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 4:00 p.m. At that time, the House will reconvene and consider the eleven bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Suspensions (11 Bills)

  1. H.R. 365 National Blue Alert Act of 2011, as amended (Rep.Grimm – Judiciary)
  2. H.R. 1864 – Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2011, as amended (Rep. Coble – Judiciary)
  3. H.R. 3534 – Security in Bonding Act of 2011, as amended (Rep. Hanna – Judiciary)
  4. H.R. 4119 – Border Tunnel Prevention Act of 2012 (Rep. Reyes – Judiciary)
  5. H.R. 2621 – Chimney Rock National Monument Establishment Act (Rep. Tipton – Natural Resources)
  6. H.R. 2745 – To amend the Mesquite Lands Act of 1986 to facilitate implementation of a multispecies habitat conservation plan for the Virgin River in Clark County, Nevada, as amended (Rep. Heck – Natural Resources)
  7. H.R. 3874 – Black Hills Cemetery Act (Rep. Noem – Natural Resources)
  8. H.R. 205 – HEARTH Act of 2011 (Rep. Heinrich – Natural Resources)
  9. H.R. 4240 Ambassador James R. Lilley and Congressman Stephen J. Solarz North Korea Human Rights Reauthorization Act of 2012, as amended (Rep. Ros–Lehtinen – Foreign Affairs)
  10. H.Res. 568 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the importance of preventing the Government of Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability, as amended (Rep. Ros–Lehtinen – Foreign Affairs)
  11. H.R. 4045 – To modify the Department of Defense Program Guidance relating to the award of Post–Deployment/Mobilization Respite Absence administrative absence days to members of the reserve components to exempt any member whose qualified mobilization commenced before October 1, 2011, and continued on or after that date, from the changes to the program guidance that took effect on that date, as amended (Rep. Kline – Armed Services)

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Wednesday, May 16: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to consider H.R. ___ - To extend the National Flood Insurance Program – under suspension of the Rules.  Text of this legislation can be found here.  The House is also expected to consider H.R. 4970 – Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (Rep. Adams – Judiciary) (Subject to a Rule) and begin consideration of H.R. 4310 – National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2013 (Rep. McKeon – Armed Services) (Subject to a Rule).

 
The Daily Quote

“The bipartisan efforts of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) on a range of issues have attracted grumblings from the right… Opponents of the [Export-Import Bank reauthorization] measure, including right-leaning organizations and blogs such as Redstate.com, Heritage Foundation and Club For Growth, ripped GOP leaders for moving what they deemed a ‘corporate welfare’ program.”

      -  The Hill, 5/13/12