THE DAILY WHIP: TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011

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.
The House is expected to recess following the prayer, Pledge of Allegiance, and 1 minute speeches. It is expected to reconvene at approximately 4:45 p.m. and will begin consideration of H.R. 1954 and the rest of the bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.
 
Suspensions (6 Bills)
1)  H.R. 1954 – Debt Limit Extension (Rep. Camp – Ways and Means)
2)  H.R. 1484 - Veterans Appeals Improvement Act, as amended (Rep. Filner – Veterans’ Affairs)
3)  H.R. 802 - To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a VetStar Award Program (Rep.  Filner – Veterans’ Affairs)
4)  S. 1082 - Small Business Temporary Extension Act of 2011 (Sen. Landrieu – Small Business)
5)  S.Con.Res. 16 - Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha (Sen. Akaka – House Administration)
6)  H.R. 1194 - To renew the authority of the Secretary of Health and Human Services to approve demonstration projects designed to test innovative strategies in State child welfare programs (Rep. McDermott – Ways and Means)
 
TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Wednesday, June 1: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to begin consideration of H.R. 2017 - The Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2012 (Rep. Aderholt – Appropriations) (Subject to a Rule). The House is also expected to dispose of H.Con.Res. 51 - Directing the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution, to remove the United States Armed Forces from Libya (Rep. Kucinich – Foreign Affairs).
The Daily Quote
“Republican lawmakers reaffirmed their embrace of a controversial Medicare overhaul despite an electoral setback, ensuring the federal health program will remain a divisive issue through the 2012 election. Republicans responded to Democrat Kathy Hochul's Tuesday victory in a traditionally Republican New York Congressional district by saying they needed to attack the Democrats' Medicare position more forcefully, rather than back off their own plan. ‘We need to make it a choice between a do-nothing approach that will ultimately destroy Medicare, and life-saving reforms,’ said Rep. Tom Cole (R., Okla.). Added Rep. Cliff Stearns (R., Fla.): ‘It's a wake-up call on how you frame it. It obviously wasn't framed right.’"
 
-     The Wall Street Journal (5/26/11)