THE DAILY WHIP: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013

For Immediate Release:

June 26, 2013

Contact:

Katie GrantStephanie Young, 202-225-3130

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

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. 2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

H.Res. 274Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 1613 – Outer Continental Shelf Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreements Authorization Act (Rep. Duncan – Natural Resources), H.R. 2231 – Offshore Energy and Jobs Act (Rep. Hastings (WA) – Natural Resources), and H.R. 2410 – Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014 (Rep. Aderholt – Appropriations) (One Hour of debate). The Rules committee has recommended one Rule which would provide for consideration of three separate bills.

For H.R. 1613, the Rules committee has recommended a structured Rule that provides for one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking member of the Committee on Natural Resources.  The Rule allows for 1 amendment, debatable for 10 minutes equally divided between the offeror and an opponent. The Rule allows one motion to recommit, with or without instructions and it also waives all points of order against the legislation.

For H.R. 2231, the Rules committee has recommended a structured Rule that provides for one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking member of the Committee on Natural Resources.  The Rule allows for 11 amendments, debatable for 10 minutes equally divided between the offeror and an opponent. The Rule allows one motion to recommit, with or without instructions and it also waives all points of order against the legislation.

For H.R. 2410, the Rules committee has recommended an open Rule that allows any amendments that comply with House Rules to be considered. The Rule provides for one hour of general debate, equally divided between the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Appropriations. The Rule allows any Member to submit an amendment under the 5-minute Rule, but allows the Chair to give priority in recognition to those amendments pre-printed in the Congressional Record. It also allows pro forma amendments and one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

The Rules Committee rejected a motion by Ms. Slaughter of New York to consider H.R. 1613 and H.R. 2231 under open Rules.

**Members are advised that H.R. 2410 – Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014 is not expected to be considered on the Floor this week.

Suspension (1 bill)

  1. H.R. 1864 To amend title 10, United States Code, to require an Inspector General investigation of allegations of retaliatory personnel actions taken in response to making protected communications regarding sexual assault (Rep. Walorski – Armed Services)

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Thursday, June 27: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to consider H.R. 1613 – Outer Continental Shelf Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreements Authorization Act (Rep. Duncan – Natural Resources).

 
The Daily Quote

“In that case, lawmakers from both parties say pressure from Republicans alarmed about the broad political consequences of inaction [on comprehensive immigration reform] could mount on House Republican leaders to move toward the Senate’s position — or even take up the Senate bill without changes. That dynamic has played out twice this year. In January, House Democrats — with a minority of House Republicans — passed a Senate-White House compromise to avert massive tax increases and sudden across-the-board spending cuts, after House Republicans sunk the speaker’s more conservative version of the legislation. In February, a Republican version of the Violence Against Women Act crashed on the House floor, prompting Republican leaders to allow the House to pass the Senate’s version — again relying on a majority of Democratic votes.”

-    New York Times, 6/25/13