Daily Whip
House Meets At: First Vote Predicted: Last Vote Predicted:
2:00 p.m.: Legislative Business

Unlimited “One Minutes”
6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.
Continue consideration of H.R. 2055 - Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 (Rep. Culberson – Appropriations) H.R. 2055 appropriates approximately $143 billion for the Veterans’ Affairs Department, VA programs and military construction. The funding level is slightly higher than the current funding level but approximately $1 billion below the President’s budget request.
On Thursday, June 2, the House adopted a unanimous consent agreement which provided for the bill to be considered open from pages 1-60. Any amendments to that portion of the bill need to be offered at 2:00 p.m., today.
Any Members that have amendments to later portions of the bill also need to be ready to offer their amendments as early as 2:00 p.m. It is expected that an amendment offered by Rep LaTourette, relating to project labor agreements (PLA), will be offered this afternoon. There are no recorded votes pending at this time.
H.Res. 288 , the Rule for H.R. 2055, required that upon completion of consideration of all amendments, the Chair shall put the question on retaining Title II (Department of Veterans Affairs) prior to putting the question on engrossment and third reading. It is expected that the vote on Title II, as well as any postponed recorded votes on amendments will be voted on this evening.
Bill Text for H.R. 2055:
HTML Version
PDF Version    
Background for H.R. 2055:
The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Tuesday, June 14: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to begin consideration of H.R. 2112 – Agriculture, Rural Development, Food & Drug Administration and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 (Rep. Kingston – Appropriations) (Subject to a Rule).
The Daily Quote
“More Americans oppose than support a Republican plan to revamp the Medicare healthcare program for seniors, presenting a challenge to the party ahead of next year's presidential and congressional elections.  A Reuters/Ipsos poll shows 43 percent of respondents oppose the Medicare plan proposed by Representative Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee. Only 37 percent of respondents said they supported and 20 percent said they were not sure.  Voter anger over the Ryan proposal that would revamp Medicare into a voucher-like system for future retirees helped give Democrats a victory in a traditionally Republican congressional district in New York last month.”
-    Reuters, 6/8/11