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

Suspensions (3 bills)

  1. H.R. 291Black Hills Cemetery Act (Rep. Noem – Natural Resources)
  2. H.R. 588Vietnam Veterans Donor Acknowledgment Act of 2013 (Rep. Young (AK) – Natural Resources)
  3. H.R. 507 – Pascua Yaqui Tribe Trust Land Act (Rep. Grijalva – Natural Resources)

The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Tuesday, May 7: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to begin consideration of H.R.1406 - “Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013” (Rep. Roby – Education and the Workforce) (Subject to a Rule). 

The Daily Quote

 “Debt-limit politics, back already. House Republicans will advance the Full Faith and Credit Act this week, legislation aimed primarily at protecting the conference from blame if they refuse to raise the country’s borrowing limit and the United States defaults. The bill would allow the Treasury to sell just enough debt to cover the payments on outstanding bonds, and to make Social Security payments. That, proponents argue, would ensure that ratings agencies would not once again downgrade America’s credit. Too bad it’s not true. Certainly, credit ratings agencies and investors want some assurance that the United States is going to make good on its debt… Remember, Washington did not lose its gold-plated, triple-A credit rating in 2011 because America failed to pay its bills. Instead, S&P cited the decline in ‘effectiveness, stability, and predictability of American policymaking.’ Perhaps if Congress really wants to protect the United States from a downgrade, it should consider the reasons it was downgraded in the first place.”

-    National Journal Daily Extra, 5/5/13