THE DAILY WHIP: WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2011

For Immediate Release:

July 6, 2011

Contact:

Katie GrantDaniel Reilly, 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 – 7:30 p.m.
**Members are advised that important votes are expected during the vote series at 6:30 p.m. and the series may be longer than usual. Please report any expected absences to the Whip’s office at 5-3130.
 
At 2:00 p.m., the House will begin reading H.R. 2219 by section, and begin consideration of amendments. Members wishing to offer amendments need to be prepared to offer as early as 2:00 p.m. At approximately 5:30 p.m., the House is expected to stop debating amendments to H.R. 2219 and begin consideration of bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. Any recorded votes requested on either H.Res. 268 or H.R. 515 will be postponed until later in the week.
 
Continue Consideration of H.R. 2219 – Department of Defense Appropriations Act (Rep. Young (FL) – Appropriations) H.R. 2219 appropriates approximately $530 billion for non-emergency military functions of the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2012, which is approximately $9 billion below the President’s request.  It also includes $119 billion in emergency spending for defense activities related to the wars.
 
The House completed general debate of H.R. 2219 on 6/23. The House will begin consideration of amendments at 2:00 p.m. Following votes at 6:30 p.m., the House will continue reading through the bill and considering amendments.
 
Bill Text for H.R. 2219:
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Background for H.R. 2219:
CRS report - Defense: FY2012 Budget Request, Authorization and Appropriations 
 
Suspensions (2 Bills)
  1. H.Res. 268 - Reaffirming the United States' commitment to a negotiated settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, and for other purposes (Rep. Cantor - Foreign Affairs)
  2. H.R. 515 - Belarus Democracy Reauthorization Act of 2011, as amended (Rep. Smith (NJ) - Foreign Affairs)
TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Thursday, July 7: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House will continue consideration of H.R. 2219 – Department of Defense Appropriations Act (Rep. Young (FL) – Appropriations). 
 
The Daily Quote
“The struggles of the next few weeks are about what sort of party the G.O.P. is — a normal conservative party or an odd protest movement that has separated itself from normal governance, the normal rules of evidence and the ancient habits of our nation. If the debt ceiling talks fail, independents voters will see that Democrats were willing to compromise but Republicans were not. If responsible Republicans don’t take control, independents will conclude that Republican fanaticism caused this default. They will conclude that Republicans are not fit to govern.  And they will be right.”
 
-     David Brooks, The New York Times, 7/4/11