THE DAILY WHIP: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2013

For Immediate Release:

October 15, 2013

Contact:

Katie GrantStephanie Young, 202-225-3130

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

10:00 a.m.: Morning Hour Debate
12:00 p.m.: Legislative Business

Fifteen “One Minutes”

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. ???

H.J.Res. 83 – Impact Aid for Local Schools Act (Rep. Rogers (KY) – Appropriations) (40 Minutes of Debate).  This bill provides funding for the Impact Aid program through December 15, 2013, at the $986 billion sequester-reduced funding levels, the same level of funding in the clean Senate CR.   

Under the Republican government shutdown, Impact Aid payments to school districts with high concentrations of federally-connected students, including the children of active military personnel, will be delayed, disrupting the delivery of educational and support services to districts that are already struggling as a result of Republican budget cuts.  Since 2010, Republican cuts to educational investments have decimated local budgets in Impact Aid-receiving school districts, forcing these districts to close summer intervention programs, lay off teachers and instructional aides, and cut back to four-day school weeks. This bill fails to fund any other education programs, including activities that Impact Aid school districts rely upon to serve the same students, such as Title I for disadvantaged students, IDEA for Students with Disabilities, and Title IV, for before-school, after-school, and summer school programs.  The Rule for H.J.Res. 83, which was previously adopted, provides for a closed Rule and 40 minutes of general debate.  Members are urged to VOTE NO.

Possible Consideration of Legislation Related to the Debt Ceiling

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Wednesday, October 16: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business and votes are expected in the House. The legislative schedule will be announced as it becomes available.

 
The Daily Quote

"To try to change a law that was central to the president's agenda was not something that was achievable.”

-    Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), Fox News Sunday, 10/13/13

“Well, I believe the defunding strategy was a failing strategy from the beginning. It's not something that I supported. …  I think it's time for conservative problem solvers to move forward, to govern the nation, to get things done. That's what Ronald Reagan did. And I think that's what we need to do as a party.”

-    Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), CBS’s Face the Nation, 10/13/13