Daily Whip
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.

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

Suspensions (2 bills)

  1. H.R. 2431 – The National Integrated Drought Information Systems Reauthorization Act (Rep. Hall – Science, Space and Technology)
  2. H.Res. 447 – Supporting the democratic and European aspirations of the people of Ukraine and their right to choose their own future free of intimidation and fear, as amended (Rep. Engel – Foreign Affairs)

The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Tuesday, February 11: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to begin consideration of H.R. 3193Consumer Financial Protection and Soundness Improvement Act (Rep. Duffy Financial Services) (Subject to a Rule).  The House is also expected to consider bills under suspension of the Rules.

The Daily Quote

“House Republicans return to Washington on Monday still struggling to find a path to raising the Treasury Department’s borrowing authority… Republicans still face a powerful enemy: the calendar… Once the chamber closes Wednesday, the House will not return for a full workday until Feb. 26, which is one day before Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has said he will lose his ability to juggle the nation’s finances. The quick march would then begin toward defaulting on portions of the nation’s more than $17 trillion debt, sending global ­financial markets reeling.”

-    Washington Post, 2/9/2014