THE DAILY WHIP: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017

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

4:30 p.m.: Legislative Business

Five “One Minutes”

6:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.

**Following one minute speeches, the House is expected to consider the bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Suspensions (3 bills)

  1. H.R. 132 – Arbuckle Project Maintenance Complex and District Office Conveyance Act of 2017 (Rep. Cole – Natural Resources)
  2. H.R. 648 – To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to amend the Definite Plan Report for the Seedskadee Project to enable the use of the active capacity of the Fontenelle Reservoir (Rep. Cheney – Natural Resources)
  3. H.R. 267 – Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act of 2017, as amended (Rep. Lewis – Natural Resources)

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Thursday, March 16: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.  The House is expected to consider H.R. 1181 Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act (Rep. Roe – Veterans’ Affairs) (Subject to a Rule) and H.R. 1259 – VA Accountability First Act of 2017 (Rep. Roe – Veterans’ Affairs) (Subject to a Rule).  The House is also expected to begin consideration of H.R. 1367 – To improve the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire and retain physicians and other employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes (Rep. Wenstrup – Veterans’ Affairs) (Subject to a Rule). 

 
The Daily Quote

“House Republican leaders plunged into damage control mode Monday after a brutal budgetary assessment of their Obamacare replacement threatened to upend Senate GOP support and armed their critics on the left… [T]he bottom line — that the number of uninsured Americans would climb by 24 million within a decade — threatened to upend the GOP leadership’s fragile efforts to unite congressional Republicans around the plan.  ’Can’t sugarcoat it. Doesn’t look good,’ said Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.). ‘The CBO score was, shall we say, an eye-popper….’”

     -     Politico, 3/13/2017