THE DAILY WHIP: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2011

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

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

Fifteen “One Minutes” per side

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

**Members are advised that only the Rule for H.R. 1473 will be considered today. Final passage of H.R. 1473, along with consideration and passage of H.Con.Res. 35 and H.Con.Res. 36, will take place tomorrow.

H.Res. 218 – Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 1473 - Fiscal Year 2011 Continuing Resolution (Rep. Rogers (KY) – Appropriations)(One Hour of Debate) The Rules committee has recommended a closed Rule, allowing for no amendments to the legislation. The Rule makes in order one motion to recommit, with instructions. The Rule provides for one hour of debate, equally divided between the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Appropriations.

H.Res. 218 would also make in order the consideration of two concurrent resolutions. The Rule provides for 20 minutes of debate on each concurrent resolution, equally divided between the Chair and Ranking Member of the Appropriations Committee. These two resolutions would direct the clerk to make enrolling changes to H.R. 1473 adding sections at the end of the bill to defund Planned Parenthood and disallow any funds to be used under the Affordable Care Act.

Despite Republicans’ insistence that negotiations involving a full year continuing resolution were strictly about numbers, they have injected these issues back into the debate and have allowed for consideration of these two unrelated issues. Democrats are urged to VOTE NO on the Rule.

Bill Text for H.R. 1473:
HTML Version
PDF Version    
Background for H.R. 1473:
Press Statement and Summary – From the House Democratic Appropriations Committee
Complete List of CutsCompiled by the House Majority Appropriations Committee

H.Res. 219 - Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 1217  — To repeal the Prevention and Public Health Fund (Rep. Pitts – Energy and Commerce) (One Hour of Debate) The Rules committee has recommended a structured Rule, allowing for 3 amendments to the legislation. The Rule makes in order one motion to recommit, with instructions. The Rule provides for one hour of debate, equally divided between the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R. 1217   To repeal the Prevention and Public Health Fund (Rep. Pitts – Energy and Commerce) (One Hour of Debate) H.R. 1217 would repeal the Prevention and Public Health Fund, which provides grants to States to carry out prevention, wellness, and public health activities. H.R. 1217 also would rescind any unobligated balances appropriated to the fund. This fund, which is already in place and being used, is aimed at prevention and primary care activities with the goal of reducing incidences of chronic diseases.

Click here to see how your state has already benefited from the Prevention and Public Health Fund.

H.R. 1217 undermines the goals of disease prevention, early detection, and effective management of chronic conditions - which have usually garnered bipartisan support. 
 
H.R. 1217 does not create jobs and is another example of the GOP Leadership advocating partisan and ideological legislation.
 
Bill Text for H.R. 1217:
HTML Version
PDF Version    
Background for H.R. 1217:
House Report HTML Version
List of Amendments – List of amendments and short summaries
 
 
The Daily Quote

“Some Republicans are already squirming over a vote that provides a ready-made campaign ad for their opponents: Rep. Paul Ryan’s fiscal 2012 budget, which will restructure Medicare, alter Medicaid funding and slash $6 trillion from federal spending over 10 years. Whether they’re new lawmakers in formerly Democratic seats or House veterans who represent districts with large elderly populations dependent on Medicare, a significant number of Republicans realize that embracing the Ryan plan may be one of the most treacherous votes of the year.”

   -   Politico, 4/12/11