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

2:00 p.m.: Legislative Business

Unlimited “One Minutes”
6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Following one minute speeches, the House is expected to recess until approximately 4:00 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.R. 3001 – Raoul Wallenberg Centennial Celebration Act (Rep. Meeks – Financial Services)
  2. H.R. 1815 – Lena Horne Recognition Act (Rep. Hastings (FL) – Financial Services)
  3. H.R. 4040 – To provide for the award of a gold medal on behalf of Congress to Jack Nicklaus in recognition of his service to the Nation in promoting excellence and good sportsmanship in golf (Rep. Baca – Financial Services)
  4. H.R. 2453 – Mark Twain Commemorative Coin Act, as amended (Rep. Luetkemeyer – Financial Services)

The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Tuesday, April 17: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to begin consideration of H.R. 4089 – Sportsmen's Heritage Act of 2012 (Rep. Miller (FL) – Natural Resources/Agriculture/Energy and Commerce) (Subject to Rule).

The Daily Quote

“At home in New Hampshire, the land of Yankee skepticism, congressman Charlie Bass was being asked to explain his support for the new Republican budget… ‘What I have heard is that it would end Medicare as we know it,’ a nurse from Charlestown, New Hampshire, told Bass during a town hall meeting last week, holding a printout of an e-mail in her hand… At a time of high unemployment and home foreclosure rates, frustration with Congress and rising anxiety over how to deal with the national debt without gutting programs such as Medicare health insurance for the elderly and the Social Security retirement program, such meetings aren't always comfortable for lawmakers… In New Hampshire and Illinois last week, voters made clear that they were worried about the potential impact of a plan such as Ryan's…”

-     Reuters, 4/8/12