THE DAILY WHIP: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2013

For Immediate Release:

September 25, 2013

Contact:

Katie GrantStephanie Young, 202-225-3130

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

12:00 p.m.: Morning Hour
2:00 p.m.: Legislative Business

Unlimited “One Minutes”

6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

***MEMBERS ARE ADVISED THAT CLOSE VOTES ARE EXPECTED THIS WEEK. ANY EXPECTED ABSENCES SHOULD BE REPORTED TO THE WHIP’S OFFICE AT x5-3130.

**Following one minute speeches, the House is expected to recess until approximately 5:00 p.m. At that time, the House will reconvene and consider the four bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Suspensions (4 bills)

  1. H.Res. __ – Providing for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendment to H.R. 527, Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act, with an amendment (Rep. Hastings (WA) – Natural Resources)
  2. H.R. 1961 – To amend title 46, United States Code, to extend the exemption from the fire-retardant materials construction requirement for vessels operating within the Boundary Line (Rep. Chabot – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  3. H.R. 3095 – To ensure that any new or revised requirement providing for the screening, testing, or treatment of individuals operating commercial motor vehicles for sleep disorders is adopted pursuant to a rulemaking proceeding, and for other purposes (Rep. Bucshon – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  4. H.R. 2600 – To amend the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act to clarify how the Act applies to condominiums (Rep. Carolyn Maloney – Financial Services)

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Thursday, September 26: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to consider H.R. 687 – Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2013 (Rep. Gosar – Natural Resources).

 
The Daily Quote

“The House Republican leadership is seriously considering attaching a one-year delay of Obamacare’s individual mandate to the Senate bill to avert a government shutdown, according to senior GOP aides. If House Republicans decide to go this route, it would all but provoke a government shutdown… Of course, the political fallout of a shutdown is scary business for House Republicans. Boehner has privately warned his fellow leaders that a government shutdown is perilous for Republicans. Most Americans who disapprove of the health care law think it’s unwise to shut down the government to stop Obamacare’s implementation.”

-    Politico, 9/24/13