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 4:00 p.m. At that time, the House will reconvene and consider the seven bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Suspensions (7 Bills)

  1. H.R. 4097 - John F. Kennedy Center Reauthorization Act of 2012 (Rep. Mica - Transportation and Infrastructure)
  2. H.Con.Res. 106 - Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby (Rep. Hoyer - Transportation and Infrastructure)
  3. H.Con.Res. 117 - Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service (Rep. Denham - Transportation and Infrastructure)
  4. H.Con.Res. 118 - Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run (Rep. Norton - Transportation and Infrastructure)
  5. Senate Amendment to H.R. 2297 - To promote the development of the Southwest waterfront in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes (Rep. Norton - Oversight and Government Reform)
  6. S. 1302 - A bill to authorize the Administrator of General Services to convey a parcel of real property in Tracy, California, to the City of Tracy (Sen. Barbara Boxer - Oversight and Government Reform)
  7. H.Con.Res. 105 - Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha (Rep. Hanabusa - House Administration)

The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Tuesday, May 8: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to begin consideration of H.R. 5326 - Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, and for other purposes (Rep. Wolf - Appropriations) (Subject to a Rule).

The Daily Quote

“The Republicans who control the House are using cuts to food aid, health care and social services like Meals on Wheels to protect the Pentagon from a wave of budget cuts come January. The reductions, while controversial, are but a fraction of what Republicans called for in the broader, nonbinding budget plan they passed in March. Totaling a little more than $300 billion over a decade, the new cuts are aimed less at tackling $1 trillion-plus government deficits and more at preventing cuts to troop levels and military modernization... Fully one-fourth of the House GOP spending cuts come from programs directly benefiting the poor, such as Medicaid, food stamps, the Social Services Block Grant, and a child tax credit claimed by working immigrants.… Republicans would also eliminate Social Services Block Grants, a $1.7 billion a year program that gives states money for Meals on Wheels, day care, adoption assistance, and transportation help for the elderly and disabled.”

-     Washington Post, 5/7/12