THE DAILY WHIP: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2013

For Immediate Release:

October 2, 2013

Contact:

Katie GrantStephanie Young, 202-225-3130

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

10:00 a.m.: Morning Hour Debate
12:00 p.m.: Legislative Business

Fifteen “One Minutes”

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Possible Consideration of H.J.Res. 70 – Open Our Nation Parks and Museums Act (Rep. Simpson – Appropriations) (Subject to a Rule) Continues sequester level funding through December 15, 2013 to reopen the National Park System, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Gallery of Art, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  The bill ignores other functions of the National Park Service, including conservation and preservation, and all other agencies under the jurisdiction of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee. This is the same legislation that failed under suspension of the Rules yesterday.

Possible Consideration of H.J.Res. 71 – Provide Local Funding for the District of Columbia Act (Rep. Crenshaw – Appropriations) (Subject to a Rule) Provides that the District of Columbia may expend local funds through December 15, 2013. This is the same legislation that failed under suspension of the Rules yesterday.

Possible Consideration of H.J.Res. 72 – Honoring Our Promise to America’s Veterans Act (Rep. Culberson – Appropriations) (Subject to a Rule) Provides funding for those portions of the Department of Veterans Affairs not deemed essential in delivering Veterans benefits to reopen through December 15, 2013.  The bill ignores all other functions, including important military installation projects, under the jurisdiction of the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee.  Further, the House Republicans are providing $6.2 billion less in this bill than was provided in the bipartisan Veterans Appropriations bill that passed the House earlier this year. This is the same legislation that failed under suspension of the Rules yesterday.

Possible consideration of additional legislation related to funding the government

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has not announced any legislative schedule for tomorrow.

 
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