THE DAILY WHIP: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013

For Immediate Release:

November 12, 2013

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.

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

Suspensions (6 bills)

  1. S. 252 – PREEMIE Reauthorization Act, as amended (Sen. Alexander – Energy and Commerce)
  2. S. 330 – HIV Organ Policy Equity Act (Sen. Boxer – Energy and Commerce)  
  3. S. 893 – Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2013 (Sen. Sanders – Veterans’ Affairs)
  4. H.R. 2922 – To extend the authority of the Supreme Court Police to protect court officials away from the Supreme Court grounds (Rep. Holding – Judiciary)
  5. H.Res. 196 – Supporting the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, the right to counsel, as amended (Rep. Deutch – Judiciary)
  6. H.R. 2871 – To amend title 28, United States Code, to modify the composition of the southern judicial district of Mississippi to improve judicial efficiency, and for other purposes (Rep. Coble – Judiciary)

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Wednesday, November 13: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to consider H.R. 982 – Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act of 2013 (Rep. Farenthold – Judiciary) (Subject to a Rule).

 
The Daily Quote

“It’s just mid-November, but it’s quickly becoming a reality: Washington could be mostly done making laws for the year. If it isn’t evident by looking at the thin congressional calendar, top sources in both chambers are downright grim that the final eight weeks in 2013 will produce any legislative breakthroughs, like a broad budget agreement or an immigration deal… It would be a fitting end to 2013, a year devoid of the landmark legislation that both parties say the nation needs. Both privately and publicly, top D.C. leaders are voicing skepticism about anything happening this year. In a recent meeting with his Republican leadership colleagues, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) joked that the House shouldn’t even remain in session in December. As the schedule stands now, the House anticipates being in session eight days next month, after working seven days in November.”

-    Politico, 11/11/13