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 5:00 p.m. At that time, the House will reconvene and consider the one bill listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. Any recorded vote requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Suspension (1 bill)

  1. H.R. __ – The Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013 (Rep. Denham – Transportation and Infrastructure)

The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Tuesday, January 15: The House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business and then recess immediately. At approximately 10:00 a.m. the House will reconvene for the Reading of the Constitution by Members. The GOP Leadership has announced that the reading will alternate between Democrats and Republicans and will be first-come, first-serve.  There will be no Morning Hour debate on Tuesday in order to accommodate the reading of the Constitution. At approximately 12:00 p.m. the House will begin consideration of H.R. 152 – Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 (Rep. Rogers (KY) – Appropriations) (Subject to a Rule).

The Daily Quote

“The idea of allowing the country to default by refusing to increase the debt limit is getting more widespread and serious traction among House Republicans than people realize, though GOP leaders think shutting down the government is the much more likely outcome of the spending fights this winter. ‘I think it is possible that we would shut down the government to make sure President Obama understands that we’re serious,’ House Republican Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state told us. ‘We always talk about whether or not we’re going to kick the can down the road. I think the mood is that we’ve come to the end of the road’… GOP officials said more than half of their members are prepared to allow default unless Obama agrees to dramatic cuts he has repeatedly said he opposes. Many more members, including some party leaders, are prepared to shut down the government to make their point. House Speaker John Boehner ‘may need a shutdown just to get it out of their system,’ said a top GOP leadership adviser. ‘We might need to do that for member-management purposes — so they have an endgame and can show their constituents they’re fighting.’”

-    Politico, 1/13/13