THE DAILY WHIP: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 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 – 1:30 p.m. 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
H.Res. 170 - Rule providing for consideration of both H.R. 839 and H.R. 861 (Financial Services) (One Hour of Debate) The Rules Committee has recommended one structured Rule which provides for consideration of both bills.
 
The Rule for H.R. 861 provides one hour of debate, equally divided between the Chair and Ranking Member of the Financial Services committee. It also allows one motion to recommit, with instructions, on H.R. 861. The Rule makes in order 10 of 14 amendments submitted to the Rules committee. The Rule did not make in order an amendment offered by Mr. Cicilline, which would have required the CBO to issue a report on this legislation’s effect on job loss.
 
The Rule for H.R. 839 provides one hour of debate, equally divided between the Chair and Ranking Member of the Financial Services committee. It also allows one motion to recommit, with instructions, on H.R. 839. The modified structured Rule makes in order 9 of 13 amendments submitted. The Republicans rejected a motion offered by Mr. Hastings (FL), which would have provided for both bills to be considered under an open Rule. Members are advised that H.R. 839 will be considered on March 29.
 
H.R. 861 – The NSP Termination Act (Rep. Gary Miller – Financial Services) (One Hour of General Debate) H.R. 861 would rescind all remaining funds made available by the 3rd appropriation of funds for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. It would also terminate the entire program, except it would allow for money already allocated, before enactment of this bill, to continue to be used for NSP projects. The 3rd part of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program was enacted as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, which provided an extra $1 billion for the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to give assistance to states and local governments for the purposes of developing foreclosed and abandoned properties and residential properties. 
 
There are 10 amendments that were made in order under the Rule. Each amendment has 10 minutes of debate, equally divided between the offeror and an opponent. The Amendments to the legislation allowed under the Rule are listed in the order that they are printed in the Rules committee report:

Rep. Ellison Amendment #8
Rep. Hurt Amendment
Rep. Ellison Amendment #7
Rep. Loretta Sanchez Amendment
Rep. Richardson Amendment
Rep. Waters Amendment #10

Rep. Waters Amendment #9
Rep. Maloney Amendment

Rep. Castor Amendment #11 and #12 En Bloc

Bill Text for H.R. 861:
HTML Version
PDF Version    
Background for H.R. 861:
House Report HTML Version

CRS Report – Community Development Block Grants: NSP; Assistance to Communities Affected by Foreclosures
List of Amendments – List of amendments and summaries for both H.R. 861 , and H.R. 839
 
The Daily Quote
"They [the tea party movement] literally think you can just balance the budget, by cutting waste, fraud and abuse, foreign aid and NPR…and it doesn't work like that."
  -    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), 3/11/11