THE DAILY WHIP: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2011

House Meets At: First Vote Predicted: Last Vote Predicted:
10:00 a.m.: Legislative Business

Fifteen “One Minutes” per side

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
The House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for legislative business and recess immediately. The House will reconvene at approximately 11:00 a.m. for the purpose of receiving, in a joint meeting with the Senate, the Honorable Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia.
 
Following the address, the House will continue with legislative business, starting with one minute speeches. There will be no Morning Hour.
 
H.Res. 151 - Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 836 , The Emergency Mortgage Relief Program Termination Act (Rep. Hensarling – Financial Services)(One Hour of Debate) The Rules Committee has recommended a rule with a pre-printing requirement for H.R. 836 . It allows any Member to offer an amendment, provided that they have submitted their amendment and it is printed in the Congressional record (the deadline to submit is the evening of March 9). The Rule also provides for pro forma amendments, and allows for one motion to recommit with instructions.
 
H.Res. 150 - Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 830 , The FHA Refinance Program Termination Act (Rep. Dold – Financial Services)(One Hour of Debate) The Rules Committee has recommended another rule with a pre-printing requirement for H.R. 830 . It allows any Member to offer an amendment, provided that they have submitted their amendment and it is printed in the Congressional record (the deadline to submit is the evening of March 9). Pro forma amendments are allowed under the Rule, as well as one motion to recommit with instructions.
 
The Daily Quote
“There are elements of the GOP spending plan that cause me great concern. The belief of some on the right that America can balance the budget by cutting education, infrastructure, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and home heating assistance to the poor is tantamount to budgetary witchcraft.”

   -   Former Rep. Joe Scarborough (R-FL), Politico, 3/8/11