THE DAILY WHIP: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013

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

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. 1:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Suspension (1 bill)

  1. H.R. 592 – Federal Disaster Assistance Nonprofit Fairness Act of 2013 (Rep. Smith (NJ) / Rep. Meng – Transportation and Infrastructure)

Postponed Suspension (1 vote)

  1. H.R. 267 – Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013 (Rep. McMorris Rodgers - Energy and Commerce)

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Thursday, February 14: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to begin consideration of H.R. 273 – To eliminate the 2013 statutory pay adjustment for Federal employees (Rep. DeSantis – Oversight and Government Reform) (Subject to a Rule).

 
The Daily Quote

“The sequester is here, it’s time, we’ve got to get these spending reductions in place…. It’s going to be a home run. We’re doing what the American people asked the United States House of Representatives to do in 2010 when I came here. We’re reducing the size and scope of the federal government. I think the American people will have tremendous respect. I think the markets will respond very positively when we, for the first time, say we have a spending reduction plan and we’re actually going to follow through on it. So I’m very optimistic that on March 2 we’ll all wake up and America will have tremendous respect for what its House of Representatives led and what its federal government was able to accomplish.”

-    Rep. Pompeo (R-KS) , 2/13/13