THE DAILY WHIP: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 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

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Suspensions (2 Bills)
  1. S. 188 - A bill to designate the United States courthouse under construction at 98 West First Street, Yuma, Arizona, as the "John M. Roll United States Courthouse" (Sen. McCain - Transportation and Infrastructure)
  2. H.R. 519 - To cut the United Nations Tax Equalization Fund (Rep. Ros-Lehtinen - Foreign Affairs) This bill would direct the United Nations to return $179 million from the United Nations Tax Equalization Fund to the United States. It also requires that an equal amount of future U.S. dues to the U.N. be withheld if the return payment is not made.

The United Nations has already designated $100 million of this money for security enhancements at the U.N., requested by the New York Police Department in light of terrorist and other threats. The remaining funds will be used to pay down U.S. dues for peacekeeping missions around the world. Since the money has already been designated for these purposes, the cutting language is a dangerous gimmick and the certification is unattainable for the U.N. The Congressional Budget Office estimates no savings from enactment of this legislation. Members are urged to vote NO

 
The Daily Quote
"This all comes at a difficult time for House Republicans. After spending the past two years contending that sky-high unemployment was tied to Democratic governance, aides in the leadership have not been able to convert their efforts to cut spending into a message of creating jobs."

   -    Politico, 2/7/11