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 five bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Suspensions (5 bills)

  1. H.R. 2061 – Digital Accountability and Transparency (DATA) Act of 2013, as amended (Rep. Issa  – Oversight and Government Reform)
  2. H.R. 3343 – To amend the District of Columbia Home Rule Act to clarify the rules regarding the determination of the compensation of the Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia (Rep. Norton – Oversight and Government Reform)
  3. H.R. 3487 – To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act to extend through 2018 the authority of the Federal Election Commission to impose civil money penalties on the basis of a schedule of penalties established and published by the Commission, to expand such authority to certain other violations, and for other purposes (Rep. Miller (MI) – House Administration)
  4. S.Con.Res. 25 – A concurrent resolution authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for activities associated with the ceremony to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Native American code talkers (Sen. Johnson (SD) – House Administration)
  5. H.R. 272 – To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense joint outpatient clinic to be constructed in Marina, California, as the “General William H. Gourley Federal Outpatient Clinic: A Joint VA–DOD Health Care Facility,” as amended (Rep. Farr – Armed Services)

The GOP Leadership has announced the following schedule for Tuesday, November 19: The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. The House is expected to consider H.R. 1965 – Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act (Rep. Lamborn – Natural Resources/Judiciary) (Subject to a Rule).

The Daily Quote

“Last Thursday, a group of House Republicans filed into Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s Capitol office suite and received a blank piece of paper labeled ‘Agenda 2014.’ The blank slate just about sums up where Republicans find themselves after a year marked by the first government shutdown in 17 years, futile efforts to repeal Obamacare and the inability to pass spending bills at the levels set by Republican leaders… It’s abundantly clear that a new approach is needed. The 16-day government shutdown was a political disaster for Republicans and drove the party’s poll numbers to new lows. With a dismal legislative record this year, Congress has a 9 percent approval rating. Most Americans vehemently disagree with shutting down the government and placing the nation on the brink of an unprecedented debt default… A Republican aide put it more bluntly. ‘What we have done so far this year clearly hasn’t worked,’ said the GOP aide involved in the planning sessions. ‘Cantor wants to take us in a new direction, which is good. The problem is we don’t know where we are headed, and we don’t know what we can sell to our members.’”

-    Politico, 11/17/13