|House Meets At:||First Vote Predicted:||Last Vote Predicted:|
10:00 a.m.: Morning Hour
|3:30 – 4:30 p.m.||5:30 – 6:30 p.m.|
Following “one minutes”, the House is expected to begin legislative business at approximately 1:00 p.m.
- Senate Amendment to H.R. 674 - To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the imposition of 3 percent withholding on certain payments made to vendors by government entities, to modify the calculation of modified adjusted gross income for purposes of determining eligibility for certain healthcare-related programs(Rep. Herger - Ways and Means) This includes the Senate-added amendment which has a number of provisions relating to promoting the hiring of veterans, including providing tax credits for companies that hire unemployed veterans.
H.R. 822 - National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011 (Rep. Stearns - Judiciary) This bill requires states that permit the carrying of concealed handguns to recognize conceal-and-carry permits from other states.
H.R. 822 also provides that states would be required to allow non-residents to transport and carry concealed weapons within their borders as long as the individual carries a valid, government-issued photo identification and a concealed-carry permit from their home state, and the individual is not otherwise prohibited by federal law from doing so.
H.R. 822 is not a jobs bill and continues the pattern of the Republicans putting legislation on the Floor that will not help the economy.
The Rule for H.R. 822, which was adopted yesterday, makes in order the following amendments:
Rep. Reichert Amendment. Would require a GAO study on the ability of state and local law enforcement authorities to verify the validity of out-of-state concealed firearms permits
- H.R. 3004 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 260 California Drive in Yountville, California, as the “Private First Class Alejandro R. Ruiz Post Office Building” (Rep. Thompson (CA) - Oversight and Government Reform)
- H.R. 2660 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 122 North Holderrieth Boulevard in Tomball, Texas, as the “Tomball Veterans Post Office” (Rep. McCaul - Oversight and Government Reform)
- H.R. 2415 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 11 Dock Street in Pittston, Pennsylvania, as the “Trooper Joshua D. Miller Post Office Building” (Rep. Barletta - Oversight and Government Reform)
- H.R. 1791 - To designate the United States courthouse under construction at 101 South United States Route 1 in Fort Pierce, Florida, as the "Alto Lee Adams, Sr., United States Courthouse” (Rep. Rooney - Transportation and Infrastructure)
|The Daily Quote|
“Republicans are beginning to wobble from their categorical opposition to raising taxes, opening the possibility of a deficit-reduction deal by the beginning of next week. A dramatic sign of the GOP’s willingness to move came on Monday from Sen. Tom Coburn (Okla.), one of the most conservative Republicans in the chamber when it comes to fiscal issues. Coburn said multimillionaires were receiving government welfare in the form of tax breaks for yachts and second homes.”
- The Hill, 11/14/11