THE DAILY WHIP: WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013

For Immediate Release:

May 15, 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

5:00 – 5:30 p.m. 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.

**Members are advised that following one minutes, the House will debate the five bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules.  After debate, the House is expected to recess. Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 5:00 p.m.

**Members are also advised that Congressman-Elect Mark Sanford will be sworn-in during today’s vote series.

Suspensions (5 bills)

  1. H.R. 701 – To amend a provision of the Securities Act of 1933 directing the Securities and Exchange Commission to add a particular class of securities to those exempted under such Act to provide a deadline for such action (Rep. McHenry – Financial Services)
  2. H.R. 384 – Homes for Heroes Act of 2013, as amended (Rep. Al Green – Financial Services)
  3. H.R. 356Hill Creek Cultural Preservation and Energy Development Act (Rep. Bishop (UT) – Natural Resources)
  4. H.R. 767 – To amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to modify the Pilot Project offices of the Federal Permit Streamlining Pilot Project (Rep. Cramer – Natural Resources)
  5. H.R. 573 – To amend Public Law 93–435 with respect to the Northern Mariana Islands, providing parity with Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa (Rep. Sablan – Natural Resources)

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Thursday, May 16: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to consider H.R. 45 – To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care–related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Rep. Bachmann – Energy and Commerce/Education and the Workforce/Ways and Means) (Subject to a Rule).

 
The Daily Quote

Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA): “I don’t have a prerequisite to going to conference.  We’ve always talked about needing budgets. I doubt if we can reconcile it between the two bodies. But it would be worth trying.”

Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN): “I think we should [go to conference]. For four years, we’ve been waiting for a budget. To now keep from appointing conferees is not consistent.”

-    CQ, 5/14/13