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 3:30 p.m. At that time, the House will reconvene and consider the eighteen bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Suspensions (18 bills)

  1. H.R. 1237 – To provide for a land exchange with the Trinity Public Utilities District of Trinity County, California, involving the transfer of land to the Bureau of Land Management and the Six Rivers National Forest in exchange for National Forest System land in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, and for other purposes, as amended (Rep. Herger – Natural Resources)
  2. H.R. 4484 – Y Mountain Access Enhancement Act (Rep. Chaffetz – Natural Resources)
  3. H.R. 2467 – Bridgeport Indian Colony Land Trust, Health, and Economic Development Act of 2011, as amended (Rep. McKeon – Natural Resources)
  4. H.R. 2362 – Indian Tribal Trade and Investment Demonstration Project Act of 2011 (Rep. Cole – Natural Resources)
  5. H.R. 3388 – Wood–Pawcatuck Watershed Protection Act (Rep. Langevin – Natural Resources)
  6. H.R. 5958 – To name the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Contact Station of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge unit of Gateway National Recreation Area in honor of James L. Buckley (Rep. Turner (NY) – Natural Resources)
  7. H.R. 5859 – To repeal an obsolete provision in title 49, United States Code, requiring motor vehicle insurance cost reporting (Rep. Harper – Energy and Commerce)
  8. S. 1335 – Pilot's Bill of Rights (Sen. Inhofe – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  9. H.R. 4347 – To designate the United States courthouse located at 709 West 9th Street in Juneau, Alaska, as the "Robert Boochever United States Courthouse" (Rep. Young (AK) – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  10. H.R. 3556 – To designate the new United States courthouse in Buffalo, New York, as the "Robert H. Jackson United States Courthouse" (Rep. Higgins – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  11. H.R. 3742 – To designate the United States courthouse located at 100 North Church Street in Las Cruces, New Mexico, as the "Edwin L. Mechem United States Courthouse” (Rep. Pearce – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  12. S. 2039 – A bill to allow a State or local government to construct levees on certain properties otherwise designated as open space lands (Sen. Hoeven – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  13. H.R. 3870 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6083 Highway 36 West in Rose Bud, Arkansas, as the "Nicky 'Nick' Daniel Bacon Post Office" (Rep. Griffin – Oversight and Government Reform)
  14. H.R. 5837 - To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 26 East Genesee Street in Baldwinsville, New York, as the "Corporal Kyle Schneider Post Office Building" (Rep. Buerkle – Oversight and Government Reform)
  15. H.R. 3593 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 787 State Route 17M in Monroe, New York, as the "National Clandestine Service of the Central Intelligence Agency NCS Officer Gregg David Wenzel Memorial Post Office" (Rep. Hayworth – Oversight and Government Reform)
  16. H.R. 3477 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 133 Hare Road in Crosby, Texas, as the Army First Sergeant David McNerney Post Office Building (Rep. Poe – Oversight and Government Reform)
  17. H.R. 2896 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 369 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Jersey City, New Jersey, as the "Judge Shirley A. Tolentino Post Office Building" (Rep. Payne – Oversight and Government Reform)
  18. H.R. 1369 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1021 Pennsylvania Avenue in Hartshorne, Oklahoma, as the "Warren Lindley Post Office" (Rep. Boren – Oversight and Government Reform)

The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Tuesday, July 24: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to consider H.R. 459 – Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2012 (Rep. Paul – Oversight and Government Reform /Financial Services), H.R. 4157 – Preserving America's Family Farms Act, as amended (Rep. Latham – Education and the Workforce) and H.R. 5986 – To amend the African Growth and Opportunity Act to extend the third-country fabric program and to add South Sudan to the list of countries eligible for designation under that Act, to make technical corrections to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States relating to the textile and apparel rules of origin for the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement, to approve the renewal of import restrictions contained in the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003, and for other purposes (Rep. Camp – Ways and Means) – under suspension of the Rules. The House is also expected to consider of H.R. 6082 – “Congressional Replacement of President Obama’s Energy-Restricting and Job-Limiting Drilling Plan” (Rep. Hastings (WA) – Natural Resources) (Subject to a Rule).

The Daily Quote

“In the midst of a severe drought, the House Republican leaders are proposing to walk away from farm states and decades of precedent by not calling up the new five-year plan before the current law expires Sept. 30. Whatever its flaws, the bill promises $35 billion in 10-year savings from exactly the type of mandatory spending that Congress promised to tackle in last summer’s debt accord. But rather than disrupt its political messaging, the GOP would put it all at risk by delaying action until after the November elections… Never before in modern times has a farm bill reported from the House Agriculture Committee been so blocked. POLITICO looked back at 50 years of farm bills and found nothing like this. There have been long debates, often torturous negotiations with the Senate and a famous meltdown in 1995 when the House Agriculture Committee couldn’t produce a bill. But no House farm bill, once out of committee, has been kept off the floor while its deadline passes… The biggest irony may be Boehner himself. The speaker, after all, spent his early years on the Agriculture Committee and prides himself on being a ‘regular order’ and pro-chairman leader. He chastises Obama regularly for doing precisely this: kicking the can down the road.”

-     Politico, 7/23/12